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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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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...
Jews on Ukraine influential list
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Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
KIEV, Ukraine -- Two rabbis join mayors and billionaires on a Kiev weekly's list of most influential people in two Ukrainian regions. Eduard Gurvitz, the mayor of Odessa, was named the most influen...
U.S. vigils remember slain gay Israelis
by Eric Fingerhut
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Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — An Orthodox rabbi spoke out against anti-gay rhetoric in the Orthodox community at a Washington vigil mourning two Jews slain at a gay center in Tel Aviv. “It’s time to do some interna...
Israel supporters rip White House honor for Robinson
by Eric Fingerhut
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Aug 06, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The White House is facing mounting criticism over its decision to give a prestigious award to the former U.N. official who presided over the infamous 2001 Durban conference and has a h...
Bridge victim's son gets honorary Maccabiah gold
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Aug 06, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- The son of one of the four Australian victims of the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster was awarded a gold medal. Josh Small, 19, competed at the 18th Maccabiah last month in ten-p...
Hollywood gets hot for Israel
by Dina Kraft
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Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- In the dim light of an art house movie theater, Darren Star, creator of “Sex and the City” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” pauses during a talk to Israeli and U.S. screenwriters, directors a...