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Caption: U.S. President Donald Trump listens as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivers remarks during the announcement of normalization of relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain on Sept. 11, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Tia Dufour/The White House)

Experts view Israel’s normalization deals as start of reordering of Mideast alliances

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By Jackson Richman | JNS The signing of the normalization agreements on Tuesday by Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have generated a...
President Donald Trump speaks with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa

Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel, Trump announces

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Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel at a White House ceremony next week, President Donald Trump said Friday on Twitter, less than a month...
Passengers on an Israir flight between Tel Aviv and Eilat, Aug. 17, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Can Diaspora Jews Visit Israel During the COVID-19 Crisis? The Rules Keep Changing.

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BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — Like many French Jews, Agnes Mimoun used to take her ability to freely travel to Israel for granted. Getting here was...
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Jewish Lives Lost to the Coronavirus

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Chabad.org is working on a project to record and recall every member of the Jewish community who has perished during this plague. Yaakov Abayev ● Schneur Zalman...
Sarah Laks, a dental student from Florida, is one of five siblings to attend Touro. (Courtesy of Touro)

This Jewish College Offers a Fast Track to Careers in Medicine and Health

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Eitan Glucksman often wakes up at 4:30 a.m., putting in 15-hour days as a first-year urology resident at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New...

5 Winners and 4 Losers from the Historic Treaty Between Israel and the UAE

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BY BEN SALES  The treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is a big deal. The agreement, announced Thursday in a joint statement from the...
Refugees in Lesbos, Greece, return from a day of learning at the IsraAID-run School of Peace. (Courtesy of IsraAID)

With Refugees Hit Doubly Hard by the Pandemic, Jewish Groups Step Up Aid Efforts

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Nearly 80 million people around the world are refugees, asylum seekers, or internally displaced. Already marginalized and at elevated risk of malnutrition, disease and hunger,...

In a Diplomatic Breakthrough, Israel Suspends West Bank Annexation and United Arab Emirates Agrees...

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This is a developing story. In a diplomatic breakthrough, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are normalizing ties. As part of a peace deal brokered by...
Surgeons use ROSA robot for knee surgery

Deluged By Pandemic Needs, Israeli Doctors Get Help From Unlikely Source: Robots

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By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...
Volunteers at a food distribution center in New York run by the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. (Courtesy of Met Council)

For Jews Hit Hard by the Pandemic, a New Worry — Not Having Enough...

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BY JENNIFER RICHLER In early April, a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh did something they never thought they’d ever have to do: They contacted their local kosher...