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Amar’e Stoudemire unsure if he will play basketball again in Israel next year

Amar’e Stoudemire playing for Hapoel Jerusalem in a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in Jerusalem, Feb. 16, 2017. (Flash90)

Amar’e Stoudemire playing for Hapoel Jerusalem in a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in Jerusalem, Feb. 16, 2017. (Flash90)

(JTA) – Amar’e Stoudemire returned to Miami from Israel but does not know if he will be back to play basketball despite applying for citizenship.

Stoudemire and his Hapoel Jerusalem club won the Israel Premier League championship last week. [Read more…]

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Swastikas painted on walls inside Jerusalem synagogue

Swastikas painted in the Lelov synagogue in Jerusalem. (Israel Police/Twitter)

Swastikas painted in the Lelov synagogue in Jerusalem. (Israel Police/Twitter)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Swastikas were painted on the walls inside of a synagogue in central Jerusalem.

The vandalism was discovered Wednesday morning in the Chasidic Lelov synagogue in the Nachalot neighbourhood. Swastikas were painted as well as on the outside walls of nearby apartment buildings.

Police said the vandal or vandals also attempted to set fire to religious books in the synagogue. No suspects have been identified.

Swastika attacks on synagogues in Israel reportedly are rare.

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Mother of attacker who killed Israeli policewoman arrested for glorifying terrorism

(JTA) — Israeli forces arrested the mother of a Palestinian teenager involved in the murder of an Israeli border policewoman over statements she made glorifying terrorism and calling for more attacks on Jews.

The woman was arrested Wednesday morning after telling Israel’s Kan national broadcaster in an interview that she was proud of her son and that she wanted him to kill “20, 50, 100 of them,” referring to the Israeli security forces in Jerusalem. [Read more…]

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Jared Kushner visits home of Israeli policewoman killed in terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Jared Kushner upon arriving in Israel on Wednesday visited the family of an Israeli border policewoman stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist.

Kushner, a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump as well as the president’s Jewish son-in-law, is in Israel to lead the Trump administration’s push for restarted peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. [Read more…]

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