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Hipster care package startup sets Kickstarter record

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A hip Jewish care-package project says it has become the most successful Jewish campaign ever on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. Hello Mazel, which plans to send out four packages... [Link]

Israel, EU to put relationship ‘back on track’

Marcy Oster Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in a weekend conversation discussed tension between Israel and the E... [Link]

Yom Kippur War hero Maj.-Gen. Avigdor ‘Yanush’ Ben-Gal dies at 79

Marcy Oster Ben-Gal is credited with holding Syria back during the war in 1973 ... [Link]

Peace Now report: 1,800 new housing starts in settlements for 2015

Marcy Oster Fifteen percent of the housing starts, or 265 housing units, were in illegal outposts, according to Peace Now. ... [Link]

Muslim farmer donates produce to N.Y. kosher soup kitchen

Marcy Oster Zaid Kurdieh’s donation came after the soup kitchen’s shortage of donated food was featured in a local ABC news report. ... [Link]

Pastor supporter of Cruz clarifies support for Israel and the Jewish people

Marcy Oster The Cruz campaign said in a statement that it does not agree with all of Bickle’s statements, singling out his comments on Hitler. ... [Link]

Three Palestinian teen assailants killed during attempted attacks

Marcy Oster Meanwhile, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian woman was shot and critically wounded after taking out a knife at a checkpoint at the Tomb of the Patriarchs and attempting to stab a Border Police officer.... [Link]

Netanyahu: Biden a ‘welcome guest’ in Israel

Marcy Oster The daily newspaper Israel Hayom first reported on Sunday that Biden is expected to visit Israel in two weeks. ... [Link]

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