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A United States district court ruled Tuesday that Iran and Syria must pay $178 million in damages to the family of a three-month-old baby who was killed in an October 2014 terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Chaya Zissel Braun, who held both American and Israeli citizenship, was killed when Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudi,...

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BrighTap, an Israeli-made smart water meter sensor that monitors water quality and consumption, recently took first place in the 2016 Startup Open competition, run by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). BrighTap, a product made by BwareIT, is an Internet-of-things (IOT) meter that can be attached to any standard water tap,...

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Israeli defense officials say that violent attacks, mostly stonings, have increased sharply since the United Nations Security Council passed an anti-Israel resolution late last month, Avi Issacharoff reported in The Times of Israel on Tuesday. The increase was recorded during the last week of December 2016 — immediately following the passage...

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A Syrian man recovering in an Israeli hospital said that while the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is his enemy, the Syrian people “want peace with Israel,” The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Fadi, 45, arrived last week at Ziv Medical Center in Safed, which has treated some 800 wounded...

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In his new book, the French thinker explores the inner demon of modern anti-Zionism and contrasts it with the remarkable reality of the Jewish state. Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from The Genius of Judaism (Random House), published January 10, 2017.   The fact remains that anti-Semitism exists. Some had...

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Israel’s High Court of Justice issued a landmark decision on Wednesday that will pave the way for unrestricted women’s prayer at the Western Wall. The court gave the government 30 days to find “good cause” why women should not be allowed to read aloud from a Torah scroll at the holy...

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Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill on Monday aimed at combating efforts to restrict trade with Israel, making Michigan the 15th state to enact such legislation, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Tuesday. While Israel is not specifically mentioned in the legislation, the law states that Michigan’s Department of Management and Budget and all...

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The “worst part” of President Barack Obama’s legacy in the Middle East will be the hundreds of thousands who have died in Syria’s civil war as a result of his disengagement from the region, former Israeli defense and foreign minister Moshe Arens wrote in Haaretz on Tuesday. Obama’s failure to back up...

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A new university course on the use of medical cannabis is further establishing Israel’s long recognized status as a global leader in medical cannabis research and development. The course — covering the history of the plant’s medicinal components, the current status of medical marijuana, its legal background and rulings, the active...

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When the United Nations Security Council voted on December 23rd to approve Resolution 2334, which criticized Israeli construction activity in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank, they became only the latest in a series of UN bodies to take aim at Judaism’s holiest city. Two months earlier, UNESCO, the UN’s...

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