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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 | 1 1 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...
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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 | 1 1 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 ...
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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. ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BreAnne Shaw, a senior at Clairton High School, is the winner of the 2014 Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Scholarship Award. The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee presents this award to a high school ...
After ‘apartheid’ stir, experts question perceived demographic threat to Israel
by Alex Traiman
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent controversial remark that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” in the absence of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shined a ...
Ambassador sounds alarm
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Power confronts rights abuses at Holocaust Museum appearance
What do you do with a Jewish racist?
by Dmitriy Shapiro
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Sterling brought out universal condemnation from Jewish organizations
Can bunker busters solve Israel’s Iran dilemma?
by Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alarmed by what they believe to be diplomatic failures by the Obama administration in nuclear negotiations with Iran, leading scholars of a Washington-based think tank proposed to have the United S...




Islamic Jihad terrorists fire dozens of rockets at Israel in largest attack in two years
by JNS.org
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozens of rockets were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday by the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad, in the largest rocket attack on the Jewish state since Operation Pillar of Defense in ...
Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
by JNS.org
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...




Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
by JNS.org
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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....