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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 | 43 43 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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Edgar Bronfman, prominent Jewish philanthropist and communal leader, dies at 84
by JNS.org
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Edgar Bronfman—a prominent Jewish philanthropist, communal leader, and businessman—died at his home on Saturday, according to family spokesman Jonathan Cohen. He was 84. Born in Montreal, Bronfman,...
Jonathan Pollard’s release supported by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
by JNS.org
Dec 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Richardson, who served as the governor of New Mexico and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, called for jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s release in a Dec. 10 letter to President Ba...




Hillel CEO tells Swarthmore it must abide by Israel guidelines to use umbrella’s name
by JNS.org
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, wrote a letter to Hillel’s Swarthmore College chapter criticizing the decision by its student board to disavow th...





South African Jews remember Mandela
by Marlene Behrmann
For the Chronicle
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Marlene Behrmann, a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University who grew up in South Africa, was visiting her family when Nelson Mandela died. She offers her observations ...
Brandeis suspends partnership with Palestinian school after Nazi-style rally
by Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Brandeis University on Monday announced the suspension of its decade-old partnership with Al-Quds University following a recent Nazi-style rally at the Palestinian school in Jerusalem.  At the Nov....




Brandeis plans ‘detailed discussions’ with Palestinian partner school after Nazi-style rally
by JNS.org
Nov 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Brandeis University faculty members will have “detailed discussions” with administrators at Al Quds University, a Palestinian school Brandeis partners with, regarding “a number of troubling all...
Federation GA’s Jerusalem setting provides backdrop to examine Israel-Diaspora relations
by Deborah Fineblum, JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM—The changing nature of the American Jewish community has been a much-debated topic ever since the release of the recent Pew Research Center survey , whose findings revealed rising assimil...
Palestinian terrorist kills IDF soldier at Afula bus station
by JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel Defense Forces soldier Eden Attias, 19, from Nazareth Illit, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager Wednesday in the northern Israeli city of Afula, Israel Hayom reported. The terror...
Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinian negotiators resign from talks
by JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinian negotiators have resigned over the lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks. Abbas said in an interview on Egypt’s CBC t...
Federation GA in Israel: A ‘global Jewish shuk’
by Judy Lash Balint, JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Several halls of Jerusalem’s International Congress Center were filled with booths representing the best of Israeli innovations as the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) held it...