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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. officials: Soldier’s capture during cease-fire ‘barbaric’
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials called Hamas’ apparent capture of an Israeli soldier in the hours a cease-fire was supposed to be in effect “barbaric” and “outrageous.” “That would be a...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Hamas’ tunnels are the new front in the war with Israel
Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably start talking about Hamas rockets. But that has changed over the last few days of fighting, for two...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 30 30 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 | 10 10 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 | 7 7 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....
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palestinian group claims it captured Israeli soldier
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Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A previously unknown Palestinian group claims it kidnapped an Israeli soldier. A group calling itself the Al Quds Army released a statement Thursday announcing the abduction. "A group ...
Hoopster leaving high school to go pro in Israel
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Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- An American high schooler signed a contract to play professionally for an Israeli basketball team next season. Jeremy Tyler on Wednesday became the first basketball player to turn pro b...
Technology transforming genealogy research
by Hillel Kuttler
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Aug 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In genealogy research, crumbling documents and high-speed Internet connections often go hand in hand. So it goes for Schelly Talalay Dardashti. At a workshop she ran a few years ago ...
Israel’s consul general in Boston called on to resign
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Aug 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Israel’s consul general in Boston to resign after he criticized the government’s handling of relations with the United States. “Any official who is unco...
Former Nazi lieutenant sentenced to life in prison
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Nazi lieutenant was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of Italian civilians in June 1944. Josef Scheungraber was found guilty Tuesday by a Munich court of 10 of the 14 mur...
13-year-old donates $40,000 to build park in Israel
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A 13-year-old from New York donated $40,000 to build a park in southern Israel. Benjamin Sternklar Davis decided to give the money he received for his bar mitzvah to the town of Sderot, which has b...
Rabbinic group endorses human rights for Israel’s Arab minority
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A rabbinic group endorsed an organization promoting human rights for Israel’s Arab minority. The Central Conference of American Rabbis, which represents 2,000 Reform rabbis, adopted a resolution Tu...
New Postville book blames feds, globalization for town’s collapse
by Sue Fishkoff
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Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Postville, Iowa, home of the now-defunct Agriprocessors slaughterhouse, is a rural town struggling with diversity, brought down by political indifference and a failed immigration p...
Land reform to privatize parts of Jewish state
by Daniella Cheslow
Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Efrat Avigzer, 37, lives in a three-bedroom house with no bomb shelter in Ofakim, a town of 25,000 people in the Negev. When she and her husband signed up for a housing lot more than tw...
Saudi king urges Palestinians to unite
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Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Saudi King Abdullah urged Palestinians to unite, saying their internal divisions have done more harm to their cause than Israel has. "I frankly tell you that all that the arrogant and...