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Far-right Knesset Member Bezalel Smotrich, who was seeking to become justice minister, said that Israel should “return to the way it was in the days of King David and King Solomon, run by the laws of the Torah.”

He added there would be no stonings, however. (How generous!)

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You would think after having launched more than 700 rockets into Israel in one day that Palestinian militants in Gaza had depleted their weapons supply.

However, the Wall Street Journal reported this week that Hamas has a stockpile of 10,000 rockets and is more than willing to use them to achieve its goals of wiping Israel off the map.

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A Germany newspaper, Bild, published a cut-out kippah (yarmulke) on its front page yesterday urging readers to show their solidarity with the country’s Jewish community.

This came a day after Germany’s commissioner for Jewish life in Germany warned Jews that they should no longer wear a kippah in public in the wake of rising anti-Semitic attacks. 

“I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippah everywhere all the time in Germany,” Felix Klein said.

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A bill being considered in Ireland would criminalize shopping in Israel in addition to its proposed goal of stopping imports from Israeli communities in the West Bank.
 
Though the bill passed its first reading several months ago, lawyer and professor Eugene Kontorovich has been posting articles and warnings lately on Twitter about the ramifications of this law which would be a big victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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Another brush with near war in in northern Israel after Israel bombed a missile launcher on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Monday night in retaliation for firing on Israeli fighter jets running a routine mission in Israeli airspace earlier in the day.

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