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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 | 104 104 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 | 25 25 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 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 | 2 2 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 | 13 13 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 | 4 4 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 | 20 20 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 | 8 8 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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South African Jews remember Mandela
by Marlene Behrmann
For the Chronicle
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 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 | 32 32 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 | 35 35 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 | 36 36 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 | 34 34 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 | 31 31 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 | 29 29 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...
Hillel at 90: The Jewish campus umbrella’s past, present, and future
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
When recent rabbinical school graduate Rabbi Benjamin Frankel began a part-time clerical position in 1923 working with students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), little coul...
Jewish state’s latest Nobel laureate in chemistry on understanding how enzymes work
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
What is behind Israel’s recent string of Nobel Prize winners? It could be that Israelis have a practical way of thinking and strong strategies for solving difficult problems, says Arieh Warshel, wh...
Israel recognizes two gay men as child’s biological father
by JNS.org
Sep 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In a precedent-setting move, Israel’s Interior Ministry has recognized two men as the biological father of a baby boy. The baby is the son of Yuval Topper-Erez, a transgender male who gave birth in...