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California Democrats vote down ‘highly flawed anti-Israel’ amendment to party platform

(JTA) — California Democrats voted down an amendment to their party platform that called for the right of return for Palestinians and eliminated references to the two-state solution.

The amendment presented Sunday at the state party’s fall convention also advocated for the return of the descendants of Jewish refugees in...
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Trump administration removes ‘illegal’ designation from settlements

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration will no longer regard West Bank Jewish settlement as illegal, another dramatic change that aligns it with Israel’s right-wing government.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in reviewing the history of U.S. policy on settlements said that since 1978, the United States has regarded settlements...
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Palestinian photographer covering West Bank demonstration loses sight in eye hit by Israeli bullet

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian photographer has lost his sight in one eye after he was hit in the eye with a bullet fired by an Israeli border policeman.

Muad Amarna was wearing a bullet-proof vest with the label “Press” and a helmet while covering a demonstration in a Palestinian...
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34 Palestinians killed, 58 Israelis injured in rocket attacks from Gaza and Israel this week

(JTA) — Fifty-eight Israelis were injured during the wave of rocket attacks fired by terror groups from Gaza this week. Thirty-four Palestinians, most of them reported to be members of Islamic Jihad and other Gaza terror groups, were killed in retaliatory strikes.

The attacks cost the Israeli economy $315 million...
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Who was Baha Abu al-Ata, eliminated by an IDF attack?

By BARUCH YEDID

(TPS) – Israel targeted Baha Abu al-Ata, also known as Abu Salim, in a sanctioned assassination on Tuesday morning. Abu al-Ata was a member of the Islamic Jihad Military Council and the military commander of the Sarayat al Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad...
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Bernie Sanders writes essay on anti-Semitism for Jewish publication

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders published an essay titled “How to Fight Antisemitism” — perhaps his most expansive written consideration of his Jewish identity — in a Jewish publication on Monday.

In the article for the left-wing magazine Jewish Currents, the Democratic presidential candidate says he is...
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Islamic Jihad claims Israel targeted senior official in Damascus

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group announced on Tuesday that Israel had attacked the home of one of its officials in the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing one of his sons, the Reuters news agency reported.

Syrian state media had previously reported that at least two...
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Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza after Israel assassinates Palestinian Islamic Jihad senior commander

By MARCY OSTER

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Dozens of rockets were fired on southern and central Israel after the Israel Defense Forces killed a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza.

The rockets began targeting Israeli civilians on Tuesday at about 5 a.m., an hour after what the Israel Defense Forces...
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Israel eliminates Islamic Jihad commander; terrorists respond with rocket attacks

By ARYEH SAVIR

(TPS) – Early Tuesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted and eliminated senior Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata in the northern Gaza Strip.

In a precision targeting, the IDF hit the apartment he was staying in Gaza. His wife was killed in the strike and...
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Israel: Anti-Semitic hatred that fueled Kristallnacht is ‘still claiming victims today’

(TPS) – The Nazi anti-Semitic hatred that brought to the 1938 Kristallnacht pogroms in Germany “is still claiming victims today,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry warned on the anniversary of one of the milestones of the Holocaust.

November 9 marked 81 years since the Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria in...
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