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In Boston, Pressley will press Israel on Palestinians

BOSTON — Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley scored a major upset on Sept. 4 over 10-term incumbent congressman Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary. Pressley...

US curtails UNRWA funding

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION A PAGE 10 JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the US announcement that it would halt all funding to the UN...

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KFC plans its kosher comeback

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION B PAGE 19 JERUSALEM — KFC is planning to bring the Colonel’s secret fried chicken recipe back to Israel. Representatives of the...

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, left, with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. (GPO)

Controversial Filipino leader visits Israel

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION A PAGE 11 JERUSALEM — “We remember our friends,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Philippines President Rodrigo...

Jared Kushner speaks at the official opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem, May 14. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Trump: ‘Israel will pay high price’ for embassy

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump said Israel will have to pay a “high price” in peace negotiations with the Palestinians over the move of the US Embassy to...

Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin in a recording studio (GAB Archive/Redferns)

Aretha teamed up with producer Jerry Wexler

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Aug. 16 at the age of 76. Her death reverberated so deeply that an incredible array of people from around the...

Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann in 'Operation Finale'

‘Operation Finale’: Human monster revisited

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in the new film “Operation Finale” and he...

Sodastream HQ in Israel (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty)

Pepsico to acquire Sodastream for $3.2 billion

JERUSALEM — PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Monday, Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to...

Israeli Arabs protest Nation-State law

TEL AVIV — Tens of thousands of Israeli Arabs, some waving Palestinian flags, gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Aug. 11 to protest the recent passage of...

Ilhan Omar (Lorie Shaull/Flickr)

Michigan Democrat says she will cut aid to Israel

Two Muslim women win primary elections LANSING — A Michigan Democrat who is all but certain to become a congresswoman said she would “absolutely” vote against...