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#Antisemitism - Macron denounces attack on Jewish boy in Paris suburb

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31 January 2018
French authorities are investigating an assault on an 8-year-old boy wearing a Jewish skullcap in a Paris suburb, which President Emmanuel Macron denounced as “heinous.”

#WeRemember #Shoah - Only 26 200 Holocaust survivors will be living in Israel by 2035

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24 January 2018
The report found that at the end of 2016 there were some 186,500 Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

#Israel - Pence Tells Israeli Lawmakers: U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open Before End of 2019

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22 January 2018
In special Knesset session, Netanyahu calls Trump's Jerusalem move one of momentous decisions in Zionism's history.

#Israel - 'It is better to go to jail': the African migrants being forced from Israel

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19 January 2018
Thousands of asylum seekers face a dilemma: leave Israel with a cash sum or be imprisoned. Many say jail is the only option.

#Israel - Amos Oz, David Grossman, Etgar Keret Implore Netanyahu: Do Not Deport Asylum Seekers

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19 January 2018
'We call on you to act morally, humanely and with compassion worthy of the Jewish people... Otherwise we will have no reason to exist,' write 35 Israeli authors.

#Israel - Knesset passes contentious Shabbat law by one vote after all-nighter

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09 January 2018
The Minimarket Law passed 58-57 but does not create new enforcement options against the many shops that open illegally on Shabbat and pay municipal fines.

#Israel - Nearing nine million: Israel in numbers on eve of 2018

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02 January 2018
Central Bureau of Statistics publishes statistics in honor of 2017 drawing to a close: Israel has population of 8,793,000; 27,000 have made Aliyah in 2017, mostly from Europe; population grew by 165,000, with 180,000 births and 44,000 deaths.

#Israel - Dream comes true for Holocaust survivors

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28 December 2017
“God gives but does not ask in return. He gives with a generous hand. This is a dream and I am afraid to wake up."

#Israel - Mike Pence Postpones Israel Visit Amid Crisis in Trump's Peace Initiative

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14 December 2017
A Knesset spokesperson confirmed that Pence's speech, slated for Monday, was postponed until 'maybe Wednesday'.

#Israel - Israel's Intelligence Minister Invites Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Israel

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13 December 2017
Describing Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Arab world, Yisrael Katz proposes that the kingdom would be a sponsor of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

#Israel - Rabbi Shteinman, "Haredi leader of the generation" dies at 104

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12 December 2017
Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman was the long-time leader of the non-Hassidic Ashkenazi Haredi community.

#Israel - Israeli Poverty Falls but Remains the Highest in the OECD

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07 December 2017
National Insurance Institute finds large increase in poverty rates for children, ultra-Orthodox, declines for Israeli Arabs.

#Israel - 3 israeli universities ranked among world's 100 most innovative

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29 November 2017
Three Israeli universities were ranked in the top 100 of the most innovative universities in the world in the Reuters’ annual list.

#France #Antisemitism - What's Behind the Drop in anti-Semitic Incidents in France?

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16 November 2017
Rising Jewish-Muslim segregation might have something to do with it.

#Israel - Netanyahu offers Iraq and Iran medical help

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15 November 2017
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered medical aid to victims in Iraq and Iran of the recent earthquake during his video remarks at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.

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