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Nadler criticizes Tlaib and Omar for sharing controversial cartoon

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rep. Jerry Nadler criticized fellow Democrats Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for sharing a cartoon that shows President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu covering their mouths. Omar, D-MN., and Tlaib, D-MI., were criticized for sharing it last week because the cartoonist Carlos Latuff...
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Israeli girl, 17, killed in West Bank terrorist attack

(JTA) — A 17-year-old Israeli girl was killed and her father and brother were severely wounded in a bomb attack at a nature reserve in the West Bank.

Rina Shnerb of Lod, her father Eitan, a rabbi, and her brother Dvir, 19, were hiking at the Ein Bubin spring...
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Here’s what Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were going to do on their trip to Israel and the West Bank

By BEN SALES

WASHINGTON (JTA) — By now it seems clear that Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are not going to be visiting Israel or the Palestinian areas of the West Bank.

Israel’s government announced Thursday that it would not allow the Democratic congresswomen to make their scheduled visit...
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IDF kills 5 terrorists attempting to cross Gaza border

By ARYE GREEN

(TPS) – Israel Defense Forces troops killed five armed Hamas terrorists attempting to cross the border in order to attack Israeli civilians early Sunday morning.

The IDF spokesperson said that shortly after IDF forces identified them, the terrorists were shot and killed by a tank and an...
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Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother curses Donald Trump over canceled West Bank visit

(JTA) — Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother cursed President Donald Trump after he tweeted that she should be happy that her granddaughter was not coming to visit her in the West Bank.

“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib...
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AIPAC and other Jewish groups join prominent lawmakers in criticizing Israel’s decision to ban Tlaib and Omar

(JTA) — Israel’s decision on Thursday to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country has quickly prompted a wave of impassioned responses from across the Jewish community. Pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, and prominent Democratic lawmakers are already objecting to the move. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL., also...
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Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren criticize Israel’s decision to bar Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

(JTA) — Democratic presidential front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have all joined the list of politicians and organizations that have criticized Israel’s decision on Thursday to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country.

“I have always been a stalwart supporter of Israel — a...
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Israel’s ambassador denies Trump pressure was behind decision to ban Tlaib and Omar

(JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the United States said the decision to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country had nothing to do with President Donald Trump.

In a conference call with Jewish groups Thursday afternoon, Ron Dermer said reports implying that Israel had caved into...
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Israel confirms it is banning Tlaib and Omar from entering country

(JTA) — Israel’s deputy foreign minister confirmed that Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will not be allowed to enter the country.

“We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle this is a very justified decision,” Tzipi Hotovely told Israel’s public...
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2 Palestinian men arrested in death of yeshiva student

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinian men suspected in the murder of yeshiva student Dvir Sorek were arrested.

The two men, identified as Nazir Atafra, 24, and Qasem Atafra, 30, from the Palestinian village Beit Khalil, north of Hebron in the West Bank, were arrested by Israeli soldiers at their homes....
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