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EU politicians hit out at settlements, NGO bill

By Naomi Firsht, February 11, 2016

The European Union has called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes, some of which are EU-funded, and re-stated its opposition to the expansion of settlements.

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Cruz backer's Hitler rant

By Charlotte Oliver, February 11, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has welcomed the endorsement of a controversial Christian evangelist who argues that God sent Hitler to kill Jews because of their refusal to accept Jesus as the messiah.

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Former Auschwitz guard accused of helping murder 170,000

By Jessica Weinstein, February 11, 2016

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is standing trial today, accused of being an accessory to murder on 170,000 counts.

Former Auschwitz guard and SS Sergeant Reinhold Hanning is suspected of working in the Nazi death camp during the ‘Hungarian Action’ in 1944, when thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed.

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Chasids in daring river rescue

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 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 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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Iran takes a pole position in the Syrian killing fields

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 11, 2016

On the far side of the Syria-Turkish border crossing, tens of thousands of refugees from Aleppo and neighbouring towns are gathering, with no way forward and no way back.

Forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad, comprising mainly of Iraqi and Afghan Shia militias commanded by Iranian officers along with Syrian army units, have almost completed the encirclement of Aleppo.

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Bernie Sanders makes history with New Hampshire win

By JC Reporter, February 10, 2016

Jewish presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made history on Tuesday night as he became the first Jewish-American to win a presidential primary.

The Vermont senator and Democratic Party representative lead the New Hampshire Primary last night with 59.9% to Hilary Clinton’s 38.5%.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital

By Jessica Weinstein, February 9, 2016

Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties on Monday.

The actress, who celebrated her 99th birthday two days earlier, was admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with a lung infection.

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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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