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Israel launches Gaza ground operation
Israel launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip to destroy tunnels it says are used for terrorist activities. “A large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip,” the ...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspects in Palestinian teen’s murder indicted
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Jewish Israelis in the apparent revenge murder of a Palestinian teen were indicted. The indictment filed Thursday in Jerusalem District Court charged the still unnamed suspe...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs
Damage from Gaza rocket cuts power to 70,000 A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip. Israeli Prime Min...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reverse Birthright: Pioneering academic program takes Israelis on U.S. adventure
Gur Alroey, chair of the School of History at the University of Haifa and director of the Israeli school’s pioneering Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies, has likened a 10-day United State...
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For a trailblazing Israeli lacrosse team, a pioneer in the nets
In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly gay athletes....
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8 things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict
Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways. Here are eight things yo...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civilian visiting soldiers is first Israeli killed in Gaza attacks
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A civilian bringing food to Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border was the first Israeli killed by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge. The 37-year-old...
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Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines
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...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s center, south remain under heavy rocket fire
(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...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign aims to stop rocket attacks
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...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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IDF launches Gaza operation in response to escalated rocket attacks
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...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. intervenes in Europe's circumcision wars
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...
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David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA
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...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Shut out for years, Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel
by Eetta Prince-Gibson, Tablet
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday, Dec. 24, afternoon, Geula Tautang, 19, paced frenetically through the arrivals area at Ben Gurion Airport, but her eyes never lost focus on the automatic sliding doors. Her mother would ...
Yosef Tolidano has opened the first kollel for deaf men in the Jewish world
by Deborah Fineblum Raub/JNS.org
Jan 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM—If you are a religious deaf man in Israel, the traditional doors to Jewish learning have been in so many ways closed to you. But Yosef Tolidano—a young deaf man descended from a long and ...
Jihadist-turned-Zionist, like book that changed his mind, makes case for Israel
by Maxine Dovere/JNS.org
Dec 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK—In 2000, as a young teenager on a trip to Pakistan to visit family, Muslim ex-radical Kasim Hafeez saw violence praised and “learned” that America, the Jews, and Israel were behind all war...
The defense minister said he would remain in his post until the next government is established.
by JNS.org
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
At a dramatic press conference on Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced his resignation from politics after nearly 50 years in service of the country. “I have decided to resign from...
Goals against Hamas reached
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the goals of Operation Pillar of Defense have been achieved. At a news conference he stated, "All our objectives were reached, ...
Dozens wounded in Tel Aviv bus bombing
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
An explosive device was detonated inside a bus on Tel Aviv’s Shaul Hamelech Street at noon Wednesday in what Israeli police said was a terror attack. Magen David Adom medical services said 20 peopl...
Amid conflict, Israel’s hospitals treat Gazan patients
by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich/JNS.org
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Israeli hospitals, amid the ongoing conflict, are treating dozens of patients of all ages who came to Israel from Gaza to get health care unavailable there, and are making provisions fo...
Israelis share their stories on Gaza rockets
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Nov 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The day that longtime Sderot resident Adi Kaslasy, 25, was driving home in her car as rockets started falling around her, a cease-fire was supposed to be in effect. It was one of those frequent cea...
Kiryat Malachi, Israel rocket damage, November 15
by The Israel Project
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
On the front page of the world's newspapers, you've only seen images from one side of Operation Pillar of Defense. Here's what it looks like in Israel, after 1 of more than 900 rocket and mortar at...
Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense to uproot Hamas-led terror
by The Israel Project
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, November 14 -- Responding to months of rocket barrages by Hamas-led terror groups targeting more than a million Israeli civilians, the IDF today launched a widespread campaign targeting...