MPAC's Washington director Haris Tarin made 24 trips to the White House between December 2009 and March 2012. Those meetings often were intimate in nature, involving a handful of people at most.
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Rabbi Aviner adds that children born through sperm donation "often wake up at night and cry, 'Father, Father.'"

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Shyne was deported from the United States in 2009 after serving nine years in prison for the infamous 1999 NYC club shooting. Since getting out of jail, Shyne has become more religious, and often discusses his extreme devotion to the Jewish faith.
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Sderot is often plagued by Gaza terrorists' rocket fire. "I made sure people were safe. I can tell you that we were the only city among the Gaza vicinity communities that had over 80% attendance in schools today. This goes to speak of the resilience of the town I'm fighting for," he said.
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