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Knesset Shuts Down as Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19

(JTA) — The Knesset was mostly shut down on Thursday after a lawmaker from the Arab Joint List announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Sami Abu Shehadeh was tested for the virus after his driver was diagnosed with COVID-19. He and his staff are now in isolation. Abu Shehadeh told the Kan […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Primary Challenger to 16-Term Congressman Eliot Engel

(JTA) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democrat in her first term, has endorsed the Democratic primary challenger in her home state of New York facing veteran congressman Eliot Engel. In a late-night series of tweets Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez backed Jamaal Bowman, an African-American educator, over Engel, a 16-term lawmaker who heads the powerful House […]

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