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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 | 4 4 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 ...
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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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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. ...
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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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 ...
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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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unilateral actions on Palestinian state could prompt Israel action
by JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Unilateral actions to declare a Palestinian state could cause Israel to take unilateral action of its own, Benjamin Netanyahu said. “The way to achieve peace is through negotiations, cooperation an...
Orthodox groups decry State Dept. report on religious freedom
by Anath Hartmann
JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department report on religious freedom is drawing sharp criticism from Orthodox Jewish groups over its portrayal of Israel. The groups are denouncing what they call the un...
Plans for new Palestinian city in West Bank raise hopes
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
RAWABI, West Bank — Dusk has fallen on a terraced hillside and workers clearing the red earth hurry to finish planting trees in the twilight, their labor the initial step in the construction of the...
Anti-Semitic attacks rock the Calgary Jewish community
by JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A series of anti-Semitic attacks has rocked the Calgary Jewish community. Over the weekend, anti-Jewish slogans were spray-painted on several Jewish facilities and a Holocaust monument in the weste...
Rabbinical student takes world boxing title
by JTA
Nov 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish boxer who is studying to become a rabbi captured the world super welterweight championship. Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn defeated champion Daniel Santos of Puerto Rico by decision in Las Vegas...
Palestinian girls learn self-defense
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Stop settlements, Sarkozy tells Netanyahu
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop settlement construction in the West Bank. In a statement after the two leaders met Wednesd...
Hezbollah pressured Beirut school to drop excerpts of “The Diary of Anne Frank" from textbook
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Hezbollah pressured a private school in Beirut to drop from its curriculum a textbook containing excerpts of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The English-language school, which asked not to be identified...
Hugo Chavez expects Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Venezuela
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Hugo Chavez expects Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Venezuela by the end of the year, the Venezuelan president said. Chavez made the announcement concerning Iran’s president, a key ally, on his weekly...
White House pushes negotiations without preconditions
by JTA Staff
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rahm Emanuel urged Palestinians and Israelis to launch negotiations without preconditions, echoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call. “All issues should be resolved thro...