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As tempers flare in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan relations hang in the balance
While facing increased Arab riots and terrorist attacks that resemble the underpinnings of a renewed Palestinian intifada (uprising), Israel is simultaneously working to manage tension in its delic...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem Light Rail under Palestinian attack; call goes out for more police
JERUSALEM — When the Jerusalem Light Rail was inaugurated three years ago, it was hailed as a unifying symbol of the capital’s renewal, a municipal service that would seamlessly bring together the ...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Jews fighting Ebola, their specialty is psychosocial therapy
Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out. A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled...
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Globe Briefs November 6
Peres at Rabin memorial: Ruling over others against Jewish values Israel cannot protect its Jewish and democratic character without peace, former President Shimon Peres said at a memorial for Yitzh...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day schools build new fields — and dream
Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game. They gathered Oct. 29 at the South Florida school not ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Holocaust restitution affair, Austrian official’s admission may undermine state’s case
VIENNA – An Austrian official’s letter is threatening to undermine the central pillar of a controversial court decision that found a Jewish journalist guilty of defrauding the government. On Sept. ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tight Senate race in Georgia garners national and Jewish communal attention
As Republicans look poised to take control of the U.S. Senate after November’s midterm elections, Senate races in a couple of states have tightened, with both political parties redirecting their fu...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park, gateway, storm water top SHUC’s to-do list
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill is getting a facelift.  The Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition recently received several grants that will fund renovations in the neighborhood’s business district....
Netanyahu taps Ron Dermer as new Israeli ambassador to U.S.
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced that he has chosen his close aide Ron Dermer as the next Israeli ambassador to the U.S. The current ambassador, Michael Oren, said las...
Omri Casspi agrees to terms with Houston Rockets, his third NBA team
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets, who will be his third N...
Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to U.S., stepping down this fall
by JNS.org
Jul 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. since July 2009, announced Friday, July 5, that he plans to step down from the position this fall. “Israel and the United States have always enjoyed a ...
Two explosions rock Eilat
by JNS.org
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org ) Two powerful explosions echoed through the Red Sea resort town of Eilat on Thursday night, shortly before 10 p.m. A Color Red alert did not sound beforehand. Se...
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi ousted by military
by JNS.org
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president of Egypt whose rule sparked protests that had engulfed the country since last Friday, was removed from power on Wednesday by the Egyptian military. The constit...
Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm resigns
by JNS.org
Jul 01, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm, 85, has stepped down from his position at the university. The rabbi’s resignation comes several months after The Forward reported on allegations of ...
From ‘scared child’ to Miss Israel, Titi Ayenew has come a long way
by Maxine Dovere, JNS.org
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW MILFORD, N.J. — When Yitayish “Titi” Ayenew, the first black Miss Israel, was a young orphan who moved from Ethiopia to Israel, it was learning the Hebrew language that turned around her fortun...
Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves long record of public service
by Staff and wire reports
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a Jewish Democrat from New Jersey, died Monday at age 89 from complications from viral pneumonia. Lautenberg, who was the last member of the Senate to serve in World War...
IDF intelligence: Assad used lethal sarin gas against Syrian rebels
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used lethal chemical weapons, mostly sarin gas, against armed rebels several times in the past few weeks, and is continuing to do so, the head of ...