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A Broadway musical based on the multiple award-winning Israeli film “The Band’s Visit” is set to open on Broadway this fall, with previews scheduled to begin October 7 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City’s theater district. The 2007 film depicts an Egyptian police band that arrives in...

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Northwestern University Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich presented the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday with a report documenting business dealings in occupied territories around the world, underscoring the hypocrisy behind the council’s decision to compile a blacklist only of companies operating in the West Bank. In a presentation explaining the study,...

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Last night, a cheering crowd at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem showed the love to the most prestigious group of Pro Football Hall of Famers, known as “Gold Jackets,” ever to appear outside the United States. The 18 Gold Jackets included Lem Barney, Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, Jim Brown, Cris...

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Israel on Monday reduced the amount of electricity it is providing to the Gaza Strip, in compliance with a request from the Palestinian Authority, The Times of Israel reported. The Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) announced that Israel would reduce the amount of power it provides to the...

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Israeli startup Workey is opening an office in New York, following a new fundraising round of $8 million, led by Jerusalem’s PICO Partners and Magma VC. Workey uses artificial intelligence to help millennials find a career. The company’s software compares users’ skills and employment history with “millions of career paths”...

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Previously unseen Hebrew writing from the First Temple-era that reaffirms a historical Jewish connection to Israel has been discovered on pottery from almost 3,000 years ago, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The ink-on-clay piece of pottery, called an ostracon, was originally discovered in the 1960s in the city of...

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday signed a bill barring state agencies from contracting with entities that boycott Israel. The bill, HB 2409, passed the Kansas senate last Wednesday by a vote of 39 to 3, then passed the state’s House hours later by a vote of 99 to 13....

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The IDF has completed a large scale three-day training exercise in Cyprus. Described by military officials as “unprecedented,” the exercise was the largest of its kind ever held. In total, approximately 500 Israeli army commandos and 200 Israel Air Force personnel were involved. The exercise was intended to simulate the...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts to discuss speeding up construction of a gas pipeline from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. The summit with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades took place in the Greek...

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Two hundred and twenty Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze, including male and female religious leaders and community members from each of these faiths, came to the Galilee village of Ilut on June 8 to share a Multi-Faith Ramadan Iftar Dinner for Peace. The dinner has been held annually for more...

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