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Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
Staffers at the Hadassah Medical Organization's Ein Kerem campus in Jerusalem were overjoyed on Wednesday to learn that the hospital has agreed to pay their wages in full and to postpone impending ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin

Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin; its technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using an audio signa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who after emigrating to America became national director ...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
With the Winter Olympics gearing up for their Feb. 7 start in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities....
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Ca...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim—a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years—has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is routinely singled out for condemnation, Canada has been at the forefront of defending Israel and criticizing its enemie...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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An early Zionist protest against racism
For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights — from the Jew...
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
In 2013, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) published a survey of mature trees in Jerusalem that was “the most comprehensive of the recent SPNI surveys, including some 4,000 ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Bulldozer' Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85. Sharon had a storied career in the Israeli military, later serving as defense minister and foreign minister. Over the years he ...
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fate of Bedouin resettlement plan a mystery in aftermath of apparent cancelation
Several weeks after Bedouin and global anti-Israel elements celebrated the apparent cancelation of a plan to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouin in Israel’s southern Negev region, the fate of the...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
Despite a spike in terror attacks in Israel carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants, retired Vice Admiral Yed...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Bibi draw Livni into his government?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — After winning the mandate to form a new government, Benjamin Netanyahu faces a seemingly intractable political paradox. Netanyahu owes his mandate to the support of 65 right-wing Knesse...
In Dubai tennis match, love-love proved the winner
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Sometimes, Middle East diplomacy isn’t unlike tennis: You can work the ref and slam down your racket and curse yourself blue — or you can reach across the net and shake hands. A U.S. J...
Critics aside, Israeli officials see successes in Gaza operation
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A month after the Gaza war, with Kassam rockets continuing to fall in southern Israel, many skeptical Israelis are questioning whether the war achieved anything. Since the cease-fire on...
Battle gets nasty at critical juncture for U.N. agency
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Crooks. Whores. That’s what they call each other in polite company. UNRWA, the massive United Nations bureaucracy that administers assistance to the Palestinians, is locked in an unsee...
Here’s how Israel will erase its carbon footprints
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Feb 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Out of a towering mountain of waste near Ben Gurion Airport, methane gas is being captured to create thermal energy for a nearby factory. In the Negev Desert, solar panels are on loan to...
Lieberman loyalty proposal finds support in U.S.
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — As Yisrael Beiteinu vaulted into third place in Israel’s elections, capturing an estimated 14 to 15 Knesset seats, several American Jewish organizational leaders defended the party’s con...
Netanyahu: The one to beat on Feb. 10
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) — On the fourth day of the recent war in Gaza, Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu hurried from one Jerusalem studio to another, doing more than a dozen TV interviews with network...
Lagging in polls, Barak still intent on leadership role
by Roi Eitan
JTA
Feb 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — One month ago, Ehud Barak made his maiden appearance on “Glorious Land,” Israel’s version of “Saturday Night Live,” and was roundly roasted about his Labor Party’s poor prospects ahead ...
American Israelis make their bid with the Green team
by Josh Spiro
JTA
Feb 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For an Israeli politician, Gershon Baskin has an unusual resume. In the 1960s, he was protesting America’s war in Vietnam, not fighting against invading Arab armies. He grew up on Long I...
Livni struggling to assert leadership credentials
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Four months ago, Tzipi Livni was on top of the world. Ehud Olmert had resigned as prime minister, Livni had won the Kadima primary election to replace him and coalition negotiations wit...