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Israel offers $55,000 trip to Oscar nominees

By Jessica Weinstein, February 8, 2016

The Israeli government is offering Oscar nominees a trip to the Holy Land worth $55,000.

In every goodie bag this year, alongside an expensive e-cigarette, a fitness retreat and a year's worth of unlimited Audi car rentals, Oscar nominees will find a voucher for a 10-day trip to Israel, including first-class flights for two and accommodation in a 5-star hotel.

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Chasid hero of Hudson plane crash in second daring river rescue

By Josh Jackman, February 5, 2016

A woman who jumped off a bridge and broke her leg was saved by strictly-Orthodox volunteers who had been searching the river for the body of their friend.

A group of men from the Orthodox New Square village in New York were looking for David Ahronowitz, who died jumping off the George Washington Bridge in January, when they saw a 25-year-old woman make the same leap.

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Former Israeli ambassador to London was reprimanded over ‘security breaches’

By JC Reporter, February 4, 2016

Israel’s former ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub, returned to Jerusalem last year following allegations of security breaches at the ambassador’s residence in St John’s Wood.

The London-born Mr Taub, who began his posting to Britain in 2011, had been planning a fifth year as ambassador.

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Hamas and Fatah in talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 4, 2016

Having signed three reconciliation agreements that were never implemented, the two main Palestinian movements, Fatah and Hamas, are meeting this weekend once again in an attempt to bridge their differences.

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Sanders misses out on historic victory by smallest margin

By Josh Jackman, February 2, 2016

Jewish presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has narrowly lost the Iowa caucuses to Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

If Vermont Senator Sanders had won the caucuses, he would have become the first Jew - and the first non-Christian - to win a US presidential primary.

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Hamas beat us claim Palestinian journalists

By JC Reporter, January 28, 2016

Two Palestinian journalists have revealed that they were arrested and tortured by Hamas after criticising the terrorist organisation.

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‘Daesh is turning its attention to Israel’

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 28, 2016

Israel believes that an attack by Daesh is a matter of time.

In their annual strategic assessment which was presented to the cabinet earlier this month, the IDF’s intelligence experts said that the movement, currently being pushed back in Syria and Iraq, is likely to use its affiliated groups on the Golan or Syrian borders to launch an attack.

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Swiss ‘paid PLO to stop terror attacks’

By Toby Axelrod, January 28, 2016

A Swiss journalist has revealed a 45-year-old secret deal between the Swiss government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), under which Bern paid the terrorists not to carry out attacks against their country.

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Merkel opens Holocaust art exhibition in Berlin

By Nissan Tzur, January 28, 2016

The German Chancellor opened the biggest exhibition of Holocaust art outside Israel in Berlin on Monday.

Art from the Holocaust, at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, features 100 works made by 50 Jewish artists during the Shoah; 24 of them were later murdered by the Nazis.

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Chart-topping American rapper promotes Holocaust denier in new single

By Josh Jackman, January 26, 2016

US rapper B.o.B has released a track downplaying the Nazi genocide, hinting at a Jewish conspiracy involving President Barack Obama and urging listeners to research Holocaust denier David Irving.

The song came after B.o.B - whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons - posted dozens of tweets on Monday claiming that the Earth is flat.

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