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Jerusalem docs treat rare ‘treeman’ virus

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN

A medical team at Jerusalem’s Hadassah University Medical Center – Ein Karem has cured a Gaza man of a skin condition so rare that treatment is not listed in medical textbooks.

According to the NewHealthAdvisor.com website, the condition, known officially as epidermodysplasia verruciformis but commonly referred to as tree-man...
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As Iran expands its military influence in Syria, Israel puts the world on notice

By YAAKOV LAPPIN

(JNS.org) — Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base, filling it with heavily armed Shi’a proxy forces, and earmarking it as a launchpad for future attacks on Israel.

Israel, in turn, has recently put the international community on notice,...
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Sebastian Gorka says ‘liberal elements’ of American Jewish community have ‘basically become anti-Israeli’

(JTA) — The “liberal elements” of the American Jewish community have “basically become anti-Israeli,” former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka said in a radio interview.

Appearing Tuesday on the talk show of conservative host Michael Savage, Gorka also complained of a “smear campaign” by the Forward, the Jewish news site...
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Al Jazeera Jerusalem reporter can keep his press credentials for now

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Government Press Office said it will let a Jerusalem-based Al Jazeera reporter keep his press card for the time being.

The government had threatened to revoke Elias Karram’s credentials after he identified himself as a part of the Palestinian “resistance” in an interview with a television...
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Milstein Foundation names pro-Israel meme competition winners

LOS ANGELES—The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation recently  announced the winners of its worldwide competition for pro-Israel memes. Over the course of 14 days, more than 110 people from a dozen countries on six continents submitted over 300 memes, commonly used on social media to emphasize particular points of...
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Netanyahu calls body searches of female worshippers at Western Wall ‘unacceptable’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Body searches of female worshippers at the entrance to the Western Wall are “unacceptable,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu asked Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan to look into accusations that at least four female rabbinical students were subjected to body searches while attempting to...
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Reform leaders call on Netanyahu to denounce Western Wall body searches of female rabbinical students

(JTA) — Leaders of the Reform movement in the United States called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “issue a swift and clear denunciation” of the demeaning body searches of four female rabbinic students at the Western Wall.

The students from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, including...
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Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu in US bid to restart peace talks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and a delegation of American diplomats trying to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting Thursday afternoon is part of a visit to the region by the U.S. diplomats....
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Women at Western Wall for egalitarian service asked by security to lift shirts, skirts

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four female students from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, including two Americans, were asked to lift their shirts and skirts for security before being allowed to enter the Western Wall plaza.

The women were among a group of 15 rabbinical, cantorial and Jewish education students...
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Netanyahu to Putin: Iranian presence in Syria threatens Israel and entire world

By ILAN EVYATAR

(TPS) — Iran’s growing presence in Syria constitutes a threat not just to Israel, but to the entire world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two leaders met in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday.

“Iran makes huge efforts...
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