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1 min ago | The Times of Israel

When the Law of Return does not apply to a Holocaust survivor

The identity card's blue plastic cover stands out against the dark brown wood of the neatly organized desk in Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel's room in a Jerusalem seniors' residence. Weksler-Waszkinel, who prefers to be called Yaakov, leans forward in his chair, picks the card up and hands it over to a visiting reporter one evening in mid-September.

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4 hrs ago | AlertNet

Israel economy grew 1.5 percent in Q2, weakest in 5 years

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4 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Israel economy grew 1.5 percent in Q2, weakest in 5 years

Israel's economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.5 percent in the second quarter, slower than previously thought and its weakest level since early 2009, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. The bureau last month had initially estimated gross domestic product growth in the June-April period at 1.7 percent, which was well below analysts' expectations of 2.5 percent.

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4 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Israel economy grew 1.5 percent in Q2, weakest in 5 years

Israel's economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.5 percent in the second quarter, slower than previously thought and its weakest level since early 2009, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. The bureau last month had initially estimated gross domestic product growth in the June-April period at 1.7 percent, which was well below analysts' expectations of 2.5 percent.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

State Press

The righteous anger toward Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz isn't helping us move forward in our foreign relations. If anything, he is moving us backwards.

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Chronicle.com

George Washington U. Snags a Decipherer of Ancient Texts

Christopher A. Rollston, a scholar of the ancient Near East, has spent the past two years wandering through a series of academic jobs in Israel and the United States. Now he has found a permanent home, as an associate professor of Northwest Semitic languages and literatures at George Washington University.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Cloud optimization co Cloudyn raises $4m [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 15--Israeli cloud monitoring and optimization start-up Cloudyn has raised $4 million dollars in a Series A financing round.

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Jerusalem Post

Israel's first English travel-planning app launched for holidays

As the High Holidays quickly approach, the Transportation Ministry and Jerusalem Municipality launched an unprecedented English travelling app for smart phones on Monday to help the thousands of visitors expected navigate the capital's streets and public transportation system. While a Hebrew version of the app was supplied by the Transportation Ministry three years ago, its English counterpart is a first for the country.

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Jerusalem Post

'Israelis angered by claim Jews falsifying Egyptian history'

An Arab news portal claimed on Monday that Israel had been "angered" by allegations it made in a recent article, which said the Jewish State was attempting to falsify Egyptian history to prove the Jews built the pyramids. Elaph made its comments in response to a report by the Jerusalem Post last week, which noted that the Arab news outlet had published remarks by an Egyptian researcher claiming Israel was fabricating Egyptian history to show that the Jews built the pyramids.

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The Times of Israel

New Israeli ambassador in Cairo meets President Sissi

Israel's new ambassador to Egypt, Haim Koren, presents his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Ssisi in Cairo, September 14, 2014 Israel's new ambassador to Egypt, Haim Koren, on Sunday presented his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at his palace in Cairo, allowing Koren to officially contact Egyptian government officials in his capacity as Israel's diplomatic representative. Koren, whose appointment was approved by the cabinet in December, has been stationed in Egypt since May 11. He stayed in Cairo during most of the 50 days of fighting during this summer's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

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Philly.com

Dina Wind, 76, artist

Dina Wind, 76, of Gladwyne, a sculptor and longtime patron of the arts in the United States and Israel, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, of ovarian cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.

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Al Bawaba

Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders so that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting reports that it would endorse Haj visas on Israeli passports if they were issued by its consulates abroad.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Report: Arab Countries Offer Airstrikes on IS

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior State Department officials told The New York Times on Sunday. The offer was disclosed by American officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is approaching the end of a weeklong trip that was intended to mobilize international support for the campaign against ISIS.

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The Age

Iraq deployment won't be open-ended: PM

Tony Abbott is refusing to put a time limit on Australia's commitment to wiping out Islamic State extremists but says the deployment to the Middle East won't be open-ended. The prime minister hit the media trail on Monday to explain the government's decision to send 600 military personnel to the United Arab Emirates as part of an international coalition against IS.

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News24

.com | Obama aide: US goal to neutralise ISIS threat

Success of the US campaign against Islamic State militants will come when the group no longer poses a threat to the United States and its allies in the Middle East, a top US official said on Sunday. US national security advisor Denis McDonough appeared to calibrate President Barack Obama's vow to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group, in spelling out US objectives in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

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The Age

Police close in on Leighton bribery allegations

Federal police probing alleged bribery by Leighton Holdings are finalising a brief of evidence to present to prosecutors in what looms as Australia's next major white-collar crime case. The revelations come with Fairfax Media obtaining a freshly leaked batch of company files, including correspondence between two top Leighton executives in 2011 describing a "disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour" and improper "rewards, special bonuses, travel rorts" in the company's overseas operations.

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WNYC-AM New York

Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History

Twenty-seven European countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture on Sunday - an initiative aimed at opening the doors of Jewish communities, heritage sites and culture to the non-Jewish world, as well as deepening Jews' own knowledge of their history in Europe. One of the most enthusiastic participants is Italy, where some 70 towns and cities are holding festivals, exhibits and concerts linked to Jewish traditions.

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Ma'an News Agency

High-ranking Kuwaiti official visits Palestine for 1st time since 1967

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected to arrive in Ramallah before noon before proceeding to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Global AgendaBelarus Waives Visa Requirements for Israelis

In a move which will likely boost relations between the two countries considerably, Israel's ambassador to Belarus, Yosef Shagall, has announced that the requirement of an entrance visa to Belarus for Israeli citizens is to be cancelled. The decision was reached after negotiations between the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and the government of Belarus.

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Post-gazette.com

Pittsburgh: birthplace of the VFW

Despite continual flare-ups in the Middle East which threaten to prolong U.S. military involvement in the region, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have been withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past few years and returned to their homes and families. For many of these veterans, the transition to civilian life marks a continuation of - rather than an end to - their travails.

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