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More Young American Jews Take Stand Against Israel’s Tactics

For young adult American Jews, the Birthright program offers an enticing opportunity. It provides expense-paid educational tours of Israel, lasting a week or longer, to explore Jewish history and learn about contemporary issues in the Jewish state. The orga...
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Trump Administration Plans to Shutter Palestinian Office

WASHINGTON — The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship. National Security Adviser John Bolton was expected to discuss the plans in a speech Monday, saying...

China Says Retaliation Ready if US Tariffs Go Ahead

BEIJING — China is ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with a tariff hike on Chinese goods and is confident it can maintain "steady and healthy" economic growth, a government spokesman ...
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Pence Calls on Myanmar to Free 2 Reuters Reporters

YANGON, Myanmar — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on Myanmar to immediately release two journalists who were sentenced to seven years' imprisonment on charges of possessing state secrets in connection wit...
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Fears Rise, Diapers Vanish: Iran Currency Crash Causes Chaos

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's rial fell to a record low on Wednesday as worried residents of Tehran lined up outside beleaguered moneychangers, part of a staggering 140-percent drop in the currency's value since America pulled out of the nuclear deal only four months ...
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US Ends Palestinian Refugee Agency Funding

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. supplies ne...
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