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Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

Marcy Oster The former spy for Israel is to be released on Nov. 20 after serving 30 years of a life prison sentence. ... [Link]

More than 200 French Jews arrive in Israel as new immigrants

Marcy Oster Some 4,260 immigrants from France have arrived in Israel this year, an 11 percent increase from the 3,830 who came during the same period in 2014. ... [Link]

Longest-serving Jewish member of Congress says he’s backing Iran deal

Marcy Oster Rep. Sander Levin, a Michigan Democrat, in his statement also called on Congress to “act to bolster the security of our ally Israel.” ... [Link]

Teen symbol of migration to Germany wants Israel to disappear

Marcy Oster A 14-year-old who came from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon drew national attention when she cried during a discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel. ... [Link]

Haredi teen agrees to chemotherapy after rabbi’s intervention

Marcy Oster A prominent Hasidic spiritual leader who was known as the disco rabbi in the 1970s mediated between the patient and his family, and a Haifa hospital. ... [Link]

Canadian police: Couple plotted to kill Jewish children at synagogue

Marcy Oster The couple are trying to have their convictions overturned for plotting to detonate homemade bombs at the British Columbia legislature. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

Ben Harris As a people who have suffered the deprivation of our rights, American Jews have a duty to the tens of thousands of people of Haitian descent stripped of their citizenship in the Dominican Republic, th... [Link]

Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

Marcy Oster Pisar became a member of President Kennedy’s economic and foreign policy task force in 1960, and also served as an adviser to the State Department. ... [Link]

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