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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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 ...
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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 | 0 0 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hungarian neo-Nazi camps have large network
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- At least eight clandestine camps in Hungary are regularly providing advanced weapons training to neo-Nazis, according to media investigations. The Wiesenthal Center of Europe h...
Chavez: Israel 'openly' assassinating Palestinians
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Israelis are “openly” assassinating Palestinians. “It’s not that the Israelis want to exterminate the Palestinians. They are doing it openly,” said Ch...
Anti-Semitic incidents soar in Holland
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Holland in January was nearly equal to the number of attacks in all of 2008, a new report shows. The annual report of the national organization charged with ...
Devoutly Jewish fighters hoping titles will silence critics
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Harking back to an era when Jews ruled the ring, two devoutly observant boxers are fighting to make this the best year for Jewish boxing in seven decades. Middleweight Yuri Foreman, 29,...
Tamir Goodman, 'the Jewish Jordan,' retires from the court
by Baltimore Jewish Times
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE -- Tamir Goodman, the former high school phenom once known as the “Jewish Jordan,” will announce his retirement from pro basketball. The first Orthodox Jewish player to professionally in ...
Iran policy reveals split between U.S. Jewish and Israeli left
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s highest-ranking female soldier, Brig. Gen. Yisraela Oron, was sounding all the right notes for her J Street hosts. At the tail end of a U.S. tour for the left-wing pro-Israel ...
Hamas rips U.N. for teaching the Holocaust in Gaza schools
by JTA
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas condemned the United Nations for switching to a new textbook for Gaza schoolchildren that includes a chapter on the Holocaust. In an open letter sent Sunday to the head of the Uni...
Olmert facing three corruption cases
by JTA Staff
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Not unusually for a head of state, Ehud Olmert hankered for a legacy, and the contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement may yet bear his mark. But another first attached to Olmert may be o...
Did Sweden fumble controversy, or did Israel overreact?
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A Swedish newspaper is pushing forward with its far-fetched claims that the Israeli army harvested body organs from Palestinians. But for many Israel watchers the debate has shifted to w...
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's 23rd birthday to be marked with events in U.S.
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday. The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to hon...