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  1. Jewish visitors to Temple Mount increase by 92 percent since 2009Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Jerusalem Post

    The trend is driven by several activist groups who encourage Jewish Israelis and tourists to visit the Temple Mount, saying they wish to re-assert the Jewish connection to the site. Recently released police statistics show that Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, have increased by 92 percent since 2009.

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  2. Map: How the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria has surged since OctoberRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Washington Post

    The number of foreign fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria, mostly to fight alongside the Islamic State, has grown to 20,000 - up more than 5,000 from previous estimates made in October, according to the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence These new figures are alarming, inasmuch as they indicate that the conflict has attracted more foreign militants than the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980s. The last time these many militants traveled to fight in a foreign conflict was in 1945.

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  3. The best and worst of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short FilmRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Chicago Reader

    Starting Friday at Landmark's Century Centre you can see each of the 87th Academy Award's nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. The two worst offerings from this year's nominees suffer from similar issues, most glaringly a surplus of plot unfit for the short-film form.

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  4. JNF Canada Staff Mission Visits Projects for Disadvantaged YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Jerusalem Post

    A busy week of informative visits to current and potential projects provided members of the JNF Canada staff with a Firsthand view of the impact of their work and the support of Friends of JNF Canada have made on the lives of Israelis from every strata of society. Staff Mission toured the length and breadth of Israel over January 15-21, visiting hospitals, parks, educational institutions and social programs where JNF Canada has made a difference.

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  5. North Korea accuses Israel of being 'dictatorial force for aggression'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Jerusalem Post

    North Korea accused Israel of "representing dictatorial forces for aggression that trample down the legitimate right of the Palestinian people." Pyongyang responded angrily to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remark to the visiting Japanese premier last week in which the Israeli leader said that both Jerusalem and Tokyo face "formidable threats from nearby rogue states" Israel from Iran and Japan from North Korea.

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  6. Women's tour of Israel will be told in picturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | This Week Community News

    Lisa Crawford, pictured at her New Albany home Jan. 9, recently traveled to Israel with several other central Ohio women. Her photographs from the trip will be on display this month and in February at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. in Columbus near Bexley.

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  7. Torah scroll held captive by Iraqi secret police restored for use in Foreign MinistryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Jerusalem Post

    A Torah scroll written some 150 to 200 years ago in Iraq but which fell captive to the Iraqi secret police has been restored to its former glory and was recently inaugurated in an official ceremony at the synagogue of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. Buffeted around Mesopotamia for the last few decades, the scroll found its way to Israel of late and is now being used for the first time in dozens of years in prayer services as it was originally intended to be.

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  8. Tributes for late Saudi King from both sides of Israeli-Palestinian divideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Channelnewsasia.com

    World leaders have been expressing their condolences over the recent passing of Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, among them Israeli and Palestinian officials. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signs a book of condolence for the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tokyo on Jan 25, 2015.

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  9. Prescott man, former Marine, lauds U.S. VETS as 'real hero'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Daily Courier

    Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier Retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Robert Schaffer talks about his success with U.S. Vets in Prescott.

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  10. ZimaFest concludes with a bang in GoaRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Newkerala.com

    After a series of electrifying performances, ZimaFest - a live musical festival here, came to an end with adrenaline pumping acts by Indian artistes The F16's, Madboy/Mink and DJ Nishan. The event, which saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands, was aimed at strengthening the bond between the two nations with the help of music.

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  11. Visiting US, President Rivlin says he won't meet ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | The Times of Israel

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the president's residence in Jerusalem, September 22, 2014 President Reuven Rivlin will not meet with US President Barack Obama during his visit to the US currently underway, the president's residence said on Sunday. Rivlin is in New York to address the official Holocaust commemorations of the United Nations.

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  12. American yeshiva HS students get a taste of Israeli techRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | The Times of Israel

    Many yeshiva high schools in the US lack the comprehensive technology education program needed to prepare kids for the careers of tomorrow with hands-on experiences. That's where her organization comes in, says Judy Lebovits, vice president and director of the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education .

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  13. Angelina Jolie says international community is 'not doing enough' to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | ITV

    The international community is failing refugees from Iraq and Syria who have been displaced by Islamic State insurgents, says actress and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie. Jolie was visiting a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq today and said the international community was not doing enough to help.

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  14. Betting on FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | The Times of Israel

    Richard H. Weisberg is Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law at the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University. For his work in righting some of Vichy's wrongs, he won the Legion of Honor in 2009.

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  15. Don't Buy Exaggerated Story of 'Anti-Semitic' FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | Forward

    Three weeks ago, my wife and I were shopping in a Parisian kosher butcher store several miles west of the supermarket where four Jews were murdered on Jan. 9. The shop in our neighborhood was well patronized, with lines stretching out to the sidewalk before Shabbat. We were staying in an apartment in Paris' 12th district while I promoted a new book about the treatment of Jews in France during World War II.

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  16. Boutique revolution puts Israeli wines on world mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | The Times of Israel

    In the rolling pine-covered hills west of Jerusalem, winemaker Eran Pick checks on the vines he cultivates, plying an ancient trade which has been common to the area since biblical times. "For 3,000 years wine has been produced in these hills," says Pick, 40, who is trained in a mix of New and Old World winemaking and worked in California and Bordeaux before joining Tzora Vineyards.

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  17. Congress Seeks To Force White House Hand on Jerusalem as Israel's CapitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | Forward

    With the start of the new, Republican-led Congress, the issue of Jerusalem will be converging on President Obama from two separate directions now, even as a viable peace process to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears more distant than ever. The Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015, introduced in early January by Republican senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Dean Heller of Nevada, seeks to deprive Obama of the discretion he and earlier presidents have enjoyed to kick the unresolved matter of Jerusalem's status down the road.

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  18. New Bases AdministratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | The Cyprus Weekly

    Air Vice Marshal Mike Wigston was officially sworn in as the Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas on Wednesday morning during a ceremony at Flagstaff House. The AVM, whose role now sees him become both the Administrator and Commander British Forces Cyprus, qualified as a pilot on the Tornado GR1 and has served in the RAF since 1986, completing numerous operational tours, including as the Commanding Officer of 12 Squadron.

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  19. On Native GroundTIME to Shut Off the Fat Cat's Money MachineRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | American Reporter

    I'm sad about the state of the world economy - yet happy that the shop 'til you drop mentality is over. The men and women that I work with were sacrificing their lives while we went about accumulating more stuff from Wal-Mart that we didn't really need.

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  20. Israeli scribes restore 200-year-old Iraqi scrollRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Jewish Journal

    The Associated Press reported Thursday that the scroll, written in northern Iraq by two scribes using pomegranate ink, was delivered, water-damaged, to the Israeli embassy in Jordan in 2007, and was transferred to Israel in 2011 when riots were sweeping the Arab world. Otherwise, its provenance is unclear, although The Associated Press quotes Foreign Ministry officials as saying that it now the property of the Jewish state.

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