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New York state mulls anti-boycott bill

By Josh Jackman, January 5, 2016

New York’s state government is considering a bill that would stop the state from hiring or investing in companies which boycott Israel.

Both houses of the New York State Legislature have begun examining the bipartisan bill, which would also involve dropping any pro-boycott companies currently in the pay of the state.

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Shooting attack at Cave of Patriarchs

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier has been injured in a sniper shooting at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Magen David Adom has said that its paramedics are treating the female victim, who suffered a bullet wound in her lower body and is in a stable condition at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem.

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Two Jews charged over West Bank fire-bomb attack

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Two Jews have been indicted over the arson attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank in which two parents and their one-and-a-half-year-old child were killed.

Amiram Ben-Uliel, a 21-year-old West Bank settler, has been charged with the murder of Ali Dawabsheh and his parents, Riham and Saad, while a minor has been charged with being an accessory to murder.

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Israel hits back after Daesh-affiliated cell fires rockets from Gaza

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Israel has attacked four military locations in Gaza in response to rocket attacks from the region.

On Saturday morning, the Israeli Air Force “targeted two Hamas military training facilities and two other military sites,” according to official reports.

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'Arrest my son before he kills again', father of suspect in Tel Aviv bar shooting tells police

By JC Reporter, January 2, 2016

The gunman who killed two people and wounded seven more in a shooting at a Tel Aviv bar is thought to be a 29-year-old Israeli Arab called Nashat Milhem, according to Israeli media.

Police are still searching for the attacker who targeted the Simta bar on Dizengoff Street in a crowded area of the city centre on Friday.

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Two dead in shooting at Tel Aviv bar

By JC Reporter, January 1, 2016

Israeli police have launched a massive manhunt after a gunman killed two people and wounded at least seven others in an attack on a Tel Aviv bar.

The incident took place in the centre of the city, at the Simta bar on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Gordon Street.

The gunman is thought to have targeted a group celebrating a birthday, firing an automatic weapon before fleeing.

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‘We made the anti-Mein Kampf’

By Igal Avidan, December 31, 2015

The academics leading the project to publish the first edition of Mein Kampf in German since the end of the Second World War have argued that their version will be an "antidote" to the hate-filled original.

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It’s older than the US itself — New York’s go-to shul

By Zaki Cooper, December 30, 2015

Of the many beautiful shuls around the world, there are not many that house communities older than the countries they are in.

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Israel creates crack anti-jihad brigade

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 30, 2015

On Sunday, the IDF inaugurated a new special forces formation, the Oz ("valour") Brigade, to take on jihadi groups deep inside enemy territory.

The brigade amalgamates four elite units specialising in operations in difficult terrain, previously under separate commands.

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Investigation into Jewish extremist attack stalls

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 30, 2015

The probe into the murder of three members of the Dawabshe family in the Palestinian village of Douma four months ago is failing to deliver indictments against the suspects currently held for the arson attack.

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