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Why there is no Chabad house in Havana
HAVANA — On the freshly painted, salmon-colored walls of Alberto and Rebeca Meshulam’s apartment, two portraits of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, frame the entranceway le...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs March 5
Argentine judge dismisses Nisman accusations against Kirchner A federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that she covered up Iran’s role i...
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On foreign policy, Bush navigates between brother, father
WASHINGTON — As clearly as Jeb Bush has stated that he does not want his foreign policy chops assessed against that of his brother — or his father — his choice in advisers has only made things murk...
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Addressing Congress, Netanyahu slams ‘bad deal’ with Iran
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, in the end, was about reminding Americans that the enemy of your enemy may still be your enemy. He may have lost some friends in the...
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Where does war authorization aimed at ISIS leave Iran?
WASHINGTON — Don’t make the enemy of your enemy your friend. That's the message some lawmakers hope to convey to the Obama administration as they consider its request for a war authorization to com...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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As David Cohen becomes CIA’s No. 2, Jews appear to have smoother sailing at security agencies
WASHINGTON — David Cohen’s path to second in command at the Central Intelligence Agency is, in many respects, a typical one in Washington. A seasoned Ivy League lawyer who began his career defendin...
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BDS with a twist: California campus divestment measures target more than Israel
While two recent student resolutions initiated by boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement advocates in California ultimately had different fates, the episodes share a common twist: lumping...
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Michael Oren lends foreign policy bona fides to new Israeli party Kulanu
TEL AVIV — Michael Oren, New York-born and educated at Columbia and Princeton, begins an interview in Hebrew. Though he quickly switches to English, Oren interrupts himself every so often to transl...
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Inside V15’s ground game to unseat Netanyahu
TEL AVIV — When he goes door to door in this city handing out campaign materials, Shai Gal doesn’t tell people to vote for Labor, Meretz or the other liberal parties vying for support ahead of Isra...
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Denmark synagogue attack seen as ‘wake-up call’
From the window of the Jewish Community of Copenhagen’s crisis center, Finn Schwarz can see his country changing before his eyes. Hours after the slaying of a guard outside the Danish capital’s mai...
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Anti-Semitic incidents reach record high for Jews in Britain
LONDON — Nat and her husband have always talked about moving to Israel, but the time never seemed right. The London residents had good jobs, were surrounded by friends and family and their three ki...
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Negotiating the Negev: The coexistence of development, preservation and growth
David Ben-Gurion’s vision was to make the Negev desert bloom, but Israel’s efforts to develop the arid lands of its southern interior often pit environmentalists against government land officials, ...
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Congressional Democrats facing tough choice
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to a joint session of Congress has put pro-Israel Democrats, forced to choose between a disapproving White House and supporters of the...
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Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv. Sa...
Israel’s center, south remain under heavy rocket fire
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org ) As Israel entered the third day of Operation Protective Edge, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets into Israeli cities and towns acr...
Campaign aims to stop rocket attacks
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Following days of rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza, Israel on Monday launched a “continuous, methodical and forceful campaign against the terrorist group in the Gaza Strip,” according to a governm...
IDF launches Gaza operation in response to escalated rocket attacks
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched “Operation Protective Edge” in Gaza after at least 80 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel on Monday night. Above Netivot and Ashdod, the Iron Dom...
U.S. intervenes in Europe's circumcision wars
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's anti-Semitism monitor has added an issue to his office's portfolio: defending circumcision in Europe. Circumcision has become a top focus for Ira Forman, th...
David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball. Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a diffe...
A tragedy: Israeli teens’ murders bring condemnation, sadness
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews around the world were reeling from the horrific news Monday that the three Israeli boys kidnapped by terrorists were murdered, their bodies found in a shallow grave just north of Hebron in  th...
Bodies of kidnapped Israeli teens found north of Hebron
by JTA
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens have been found in a field north of Hebron. Israeli media announced at about 8:30 p.m. Monday that the families of Gilad Shaar, Naftali...
At World Cup, Argentinian couple kicking Jewishness into high gear
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
As Argentina plays its opening-round matches in the World Cup, Mariano Schlez of Buenos Aires is screaming his support from the stands. But taking in his home country’s matches in Brazil isn’t all ...
Sometimes in unexpected locations, Jewish food festivals unite history, culture
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark. Not exactly the Jewish capitals of America, but they are both home to major Jewish food festivals. From street vendors to strolling klezmer musicians, food fe...