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Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
Staffers at the Hadassah Medical Organization's Ein Kerem campus in Jerusalem were overjoyed on Wednesday to learn that the hospital has agreed to pay their wages in full and to postpone impending ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin

Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin; its technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using an audio signa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who after emigrating to America became national director ...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
With the Winter Olympics gearing up for their Feb. 7 start in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities....
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Ca...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim—a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years—has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is routinely singled out for condemnation, Canada has been at the forefront of defending Israel and criticizing its enemie...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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An early Zionist protest against racism
For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights — from the Jew...
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
In 2013, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) published a survey of mature trees in Jerusalem that was “the most comprehensive of the recent SPNI surveys, including some 4,000 ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Bulldozer' Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85. Sharon had a storied career in the Israeli military, later serving as defense minister and foreign minister. Over the years he ...
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fate of Bedouin resettlement plan a mystery in aftermath of apparent cancelation
Several weeks after Bedouin and global anti-Israel elements celebrated the apparent cancelation of a plan to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouin in Israel’s southern Negev region, the fate of the...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
Despite a spike in terror attacks in Israel carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants, retired Vice Admiral Yed...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reform biennial in Toronto to focus on Israeli Arabs, interfaith dialogue
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — A newly restructured and slimmed down Union for Reform Judaism will focus on interfaith relations and the rights of Israeli Arabs at its biennial convention Nov. 4-8 in Toronto. Add...
Project documents stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Joseph Samuels, born Yosef Sasson in Baghdad, was 18 when he fled Iraq for the new state of Israel. It was 1949, and life was becoming increasingly difficult for Jews in Iraq, as it...
Wikipedia striving for balance on divisive issues
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From January’s war in Gaza to Holocaust denial, the world’s largest collaborative encyclopedia has become a battlefield over history. Yet Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says the onlin...
Smokers use Earth as ashtray
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone ever studied the environmental impact of discarded cigarettes? I’m constantly appalled at the number of drivers I see pitching their butts out their car windows. — Ned Jo...
Orthodox Union slams comments made by Orthodox anti-Israel group
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Remarks made by an Orthodox anti-Israel group about captured soldier Gilad Shalit are unacceptable, the Orthodox Union said. The OU on Tuesday slammed comments made by members of the Neturei Karta ...
Attacks on J Street mount as national parley approaches
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Days before the inaugural conference of the left-wing pro-Israel group J Street, critics’ attacks on the organization are having an effect. At least 10 members of Congress in recent da...
Pentagon contractor faces attempted spying charges
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Pentagon contractor facing charges of attempting to spy for Israel allegedly sought Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. Stewart David Nozette, 52, of Maryland, allegedly told an F...
Human Rights Watch founder rebuked
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The founder of Human Rights Watch rebuked the organization for being overly critical of Israel. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in The New York Times, Robert Bernstein wrote that Human Rights...
Jury selection in Iowa kosher slaughterhouse trial begins
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in the trial of the former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse. Sholom Rubashkin is facing a range of charges related to his stewardship of the Agriproc...
Russia says sanctions are counterproductive
by JTA
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia believes it is “counterproductive” to threaten Iran with more sanctions, its foreign minister said. Sergey Lavrov made the statement following a meeting Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of State ...