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Danon to UN: Iran spends $7 billion a year on terrorism

(JNS)—Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday about Iran’s terror network in the Middle East, spending $7 billion annually to threaten Israel. “Iran is exploiting the regime to... Full story


Obituary-LANA FINK

Lana Fink, age 78, of Clermont, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Quality Health Care Center Hospice in Winter Garden. A native of Baku, Azerbaijan, she was the only daughter and one of four children born to the late Lazar... Full story


An in depth look at Israel's upcoming national election

This is part 1 of a four-part series. Just after Christmas it was announced that Israel will be holding early elections on April 9. In the coming months there will be heavy campaigning, countless polls, stunts, pundits’ predictions, and endless... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel takes 5th place in Bloomberg ranking of world’s most innovative nations By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel moved up to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of the world’s 60 most innovative countries.... Full story


40 years later, the 'Holocaust' miniseries returns to Germany

BERLIN (JTA)-For Sigmount Koenigsberg, the most searing scene in the U.S.-made "Holocaust" miniseries broadcast here 40 years ago was when a German child throws photos of a Jewish family into a... Full story


Welcome to Wawa-and Shabbat Shalom!

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-There's something uniquely American about an event that combines secular ritual with actual religion. In six states and the District of Columbia, but especially in Pennsylvania,... Full story


How a Jewish brother and sister are making political history

(JTA)-Only days after being sworn into the Illinois House of Representatives on Sunday, Rabbi Yehiel Kalish paid a visit to Israel. The father of six said he needed guidance from rabbis in the Jewish... Full story


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