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The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar: Dylan jilts Nobel Prize committee

By Charlotte Oliver, October 19, 2016

Bob Dylan has yet to acknowledge his Nobel Prize for Literature, and has not responded to repeated calls from the awarding body. They now say they have stopped trying to contact him.

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Online antisemitism soars ahead of US elections

By Charlotte Oliver, October 19, 2016

Antisemitic hate speech targeting journalists on Twitter has dramatically increased in the run up to the US presidential campaign, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

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Fury as Unesco denies Jewish connection to Judaism’s holiest sites

By Daniel Sugarman, October 13, 2016

A Unesco resolution denying the historic connection of the Jewish people to Temple Mount has drawn harsh criticism from across Israel.

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2016

American singer songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

He received the award “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, according to the Nobel committee.

In a career spanning five decades, he has won nine Grammy awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Kim Kardashian calls in ex-Mossad bodyguard in wake of Paris robbery

By Simon Griver, October 13, 2016

When you're a globally famous reality TV star travelling the world with diamonds in your luggage and tweeting your movements to 48 million followers, you're a walking security puzzle that only the experts can solve.

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What sex tape? Adelson sticks by the Donald

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 13, 2016

Despite the emergence on Friday of a tape in which Donald Trump boasts about his ability to sexually assault women at will, a key Republican donor, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, is standing by the presidential candidate.

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Israeli concern over US-Russia tension in Syria

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 13, 2016

The deployment of a new Russian air defence system to Syria and the possibility of a clash between Moscow and Washington in the region is worrying Israel's security establishment.

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'If you can't leave your home, it's a prison'

By John Nadler, October 13, 2016

Each weekday, Laszlo Zobel, 98, a retired textile maker fond of colourful jokes, leaves his fin-de-siècle apartment in the company of a nurse, and visits a specialist to treat the chronic osteosclerosis he suffers from.

"If it wasn't for these treatments and nurse, I don't know what I'd do," said Mr Zobel, reclining on a sofa in his home. "I wouldn't be able to walk or leave my flat.

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EU gives gentle rap to Iran

By JC Reporter, October 13, 2016

Jewish groups have expressed disquiet at the European Parliament's approval last week of a strategy document that sets out a path for future diplomacy towards Iran.

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Jewish economist shares Nobel Prize

By Rosa Doherty, October 10, 2016

A British-born Jewish American professor has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economics, winning half of the $924,000 prize money.

Oliver Hart received the honour alongside Bengt Holmstrom, a professor of economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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