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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 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...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 112 112 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 | 32 32 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 | 11 11 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 | 8 8 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...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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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Tav HaYosher adds seal of ethics to NYC kosher eateries
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 12, exactly one year after the immigration raid at the Agriprocessors meat plant in Postville, Iowa, an Orthodox social justice organization has launched a “seal of ethics” for qualified New...
U.S. statement on nukes pact stirs concerns in Israel
by Leslie Susser
JTA
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Given the delicate state of relations between the new administrations in Washington and Jerusalem, an American statement last week about the need for Israel to sign the nuclear nonproli...
Militant anti-gay church turns its sights on Jews
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — After years of focusing on gays and lesbians with its protests, the Westboro Baptist Church has a new target — the Jewish community. The Topeka, Kan.-based church, which features the s...
Jewish mock trial team ordeal teaches valuable lessons for all
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A mock trial team from a Massachusetts Jewish day school got to compete for the national championship in Atlanta after coming close to abandoning its goal for religious reasons. The organizers for ...
Resume negotiations without preconditions
by JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was committed to the full range of negotiations with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s pledge, made via satellite Monday night to the annual Ameri...
Jewish groups want answers in ex-AIPAC staffers’ case
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — U.S. Jewish leaders are praising the move to drop criminal charges against two former AIPAC officials, but say serious questions must be answered about why Steve Rosen and Keith Weissm...
Was Durban II a success or failure?
by Michael J. Jordan
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA — The question of whether last week’s Durban Review Conference was a success or a failure is in the eye of the beholder. Marked by boycotts, walkouts, an attack on Israel by Iran’s president...
Saving Shanghai’s Jewish past, headstone by headstone to speak out
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
SHANGHAI, China — In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Western philanthropists and volunteers are restoring dozens of historic Jewish cemeteries. But in Shanghai, there are none to restor...
Economic crisis prompting Israeli expats to return home
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — When Oded Salomy and his family first left Israel for the United States, they planned to move back after a few years of career building. But life was good, and it quickly became easy to ...
Linking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As Israel’s new government reviews its foreign policy options, Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under increasing pressure from Israel’s main ally and biggest trading partner to stay on cour...