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Team Trump calls in Netanyahu for private meeting with Republican candidate

By JC Reporter, September 25, 2016

Benjamin Netanyahu, currently in New York, has been asked to attend a private meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday morning.

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Israeli entered in NASCAR race to prove it is not just a 'white, Christian sport'

By Daniel Sugarman, August 1, 2016

NASCAR, America’s biggest stock-car racing organisation, will feature its first Israeli driver on August 13, after a Jewish lawyer put up $60,000 of his own savings to make it happen.

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Protesters burn Israeli flag outside Democratic convention

By Daniel Sugarman, July 27, 2016

An Israeli flag was set on fire by protesters outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

Shouts of “long live the Intifada” were heard as the flag was torched, while a Palestinian flag was waved nearby.

Posters supporting former candidate Bernie Sanders were also set alight outside the arena where the convention is being held.

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Lord Sacks to be awarded $250,000 Bradley Prize

By Naomi Firsht, May 11, 2016

Jonathan Sacks is due to receive the Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement at a ceremony in the US next month.

Lord Sacks will receive $250,000 (£173,375.73) as part of the award from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, for his “exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension”.

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Donald Trump’s Jewish adviser attacks rabbis over Aipac boycott

By JC Reporter, March 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s Jewish lawyer, Michael Cohen, has said rabbis who plan on boycotting the Republican candidate should be “ashamed”.

Mr Trump will give a speech to around 18,000 attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC on Sunday.

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Woman loses arm following Florida alligator attack

By Naomi Firsht, August 10, 2015

A woman’s arm has been severed after she was attacked by an alligator while swimming.

Members of a Chabad group in Orlando, Florida, were asked to pray for community member Rachael Lilienthal after she underwent surgery for her injuries following the incident on Saturday.

A special minyan was held in her honour the following day.

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British Rabbi honoured by the White House for environmental work.

By Simon Rocker, July 23, 2015

A British-born rabbi has been honoured by the White House for his environmental work.

Rabbi Marc Soloway, who heads a Conservative congregation in Boulder, Colorado, was one of 12 faith leaders recognised on Monday as a "Champion of Change".

He chairs the rabbinic advisory board of Hazon, a Jewish environmental organisation which was founded by another British expat, Nigel Savage.

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US may release Pollard 'to sweeten Israel'

By Nathan Jeffay, July 20, 2015

The Jewish press is awash with speculation that Jonathan Pollard, the American who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, will be released from prison in November.

Israel has been increasing pressure on the US to free Pollard in recent years, and his detention has become a popular cause among the Israeli public.

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Executed ‘Soviet spy’ Ethel Rosenberg may have been innocent, court documents reveal

By Rosa Doherty, July 17, 2015

A Jewish-American woman executed for being a spy in 1953 may have been innocent, according to declassified documents.

Ethel Rosenberg was executed by electric chair at a New York prison after her brother testified that she had passed atomic secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War.

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Honey sweetens Women's Week pot

May 18, 2015

The face of this year's Wizo UK Jewish Women's Week collection campaign is Yossi, who struggled at school because of severe learning difficulties, but was given the opportunity through Wizo to train as a chef in Israel. He now manages a trendy Jerusalem restaurant.

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