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Criticizing a faculty member who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student planning on studying in Israel, the University of Michigan released a statement Monday expressing the institution’s opposition to boycotts of Israel. The statement faulted an unnamed faculty member for allowing his “personal political beliefs” to interfere...

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Europe

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has said there were “no excuses for any kind of hatred towards the Jewish people” in her first official comments, after the row about anti-Semitism which has engulfed the Labour Party all summer, The Times of Israel reported. In a passionate speech to more than...

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Diplomacy

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The IDF took the rare step of acknowledging airstrikes in Syria following the downing of a Russian plane, which it attributed to Syrian forces firing “indiscriminately,” The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. “Israel expresses its regret over the death of the crew members of the Russian plane that was downed tonight...

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Israel

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An official in the Gaza Health Ministry on Monday walked back the assertion made by the Islamist terror group Hamas that a 12-year-old boy, who died over the weekend on the Israel-Gaza border, had been shot by IDF troops, The Algemeiner reported. “The boy died of a head injury,” said...

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Israel

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Israeli rhythmic gymnast star Linoy Ashram, 19, received the silver medal in the individual all-around final of the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, last Friday. It was her second silver in the competition, as she won second place in the hoops competition earlier in the week. Ashram also took home...

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Europe

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A Spanish district court has scrapped an anti-Semitic boycotts resolution passed by the municipal council of Ayamonte in southwest Spain, prohibiting any association or economic agreement with Israeli companies and organizations, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. The ruling was made September 4 in response to legal actions taken by ACOM,...

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MidEast

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Belgium has ended ties with the Palestinian Authority’s Education Ministry over the latter’s honoring of terrorists, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Sunday. The decision, which was originally reported Friday by the Belgian Jewish newspaper Joods Actueel, was announced in a statement by Belgium’s Education Ministry that said, “As long as school names...

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Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “our red lines are as sharp as ever” regarding the nation’s effort at preventing “our enemies from arming themselves with advanced weaponry,” just hours after an airstrike on the Damascus airport reportedly destroyed a shipment of arms from Iran, The Times of Israel reported...

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Israel

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A prominent American-born Israeli activist, Ari Fuld, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager outside a shopping mall near the West Bank city of Efrat on Sunday, The Times of Israel reported. Despite his fatal wounds, Fuld chased and shot the terrorist after he was stabbed, preventing the assailant...

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Israel

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Into a country where medicine, manpower and equipment are all in short supply came the Israelis. Their goal: to teach advanced CPR in the heart of Africa. A senior delegation from the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa recently gave an emergency medicine course...

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