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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 | 39 39 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 | 37 37 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...
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Bibi’s party wins Knesset vote with surprisingly slim margin
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is a revised version of the story posted last night and contains additions throughout.) Israeli voters showed again Tuesday just how unpredictable they could be. Political pund...
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
by By Yair Rosenberg
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Jack Lew, President Obama’s current chief of staff and his pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in the history of the U.S. government. It’s a distinction that imposes so...
First snow for new Ethiopian immigrants in Israel
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Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of Ethiopian olim (immigrants), who are living in the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) absorption centers in Safed, experienced snow this week for the first time. The children pictured head...
Stormy weather brings Tel Aviv to standstill
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Torrential rain and strong winds have brought much of Tel Aviv, Israel's business hub, to a standstill, as the stormy weather of late in Israel continues. Roads and highways have been affected and ...
Shut out for years, Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel
by Eetta Prince-Gibson, Tablet
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday, Dec. 24, afternoon, Geula Tautang, 19, paced frenetically through the arrivals area at Ben Gurion Airport, but her eyes never lost focus on the automatic sliding doors. Her mother would ...
Yosef Tolidano has opened the first kollel for deaf men in the Jewish world
by Deborah Fineblum Raub/JNS.org
Jan 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM—If you are a religious deaf man in Israel, the traditional doors to Jewish learning have been in so many ways closed to you. But Yosef Tolidano—a young deaf man descended from a long and ...
Jihadist-turned-Zionist, like book that changed his mind, makes case for Israel
by Maxine Dovere/JNS.org
Dec 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK—In 2000, as a young teenager on a trip to Pakistan to visit family, Muslim ex-radical Kasim Hafeez saw violence praised and “learned” that America, the Jews, and Israel were behind all war...
The defense minister said he would remain in his post until the next government is established.
by JNS.org
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
At a dramatic press conference on Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced his resignation from politics after nearly 50 years in service of the country. “I have decided to resign from...
Goals against Hamas reached
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the goals of Operation Pillar of Defense have been achieved. At a news conference he stated, "All our objectives were reached, ...
Dozens wounded in Tel Aviv bus bombing
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
An explosive device was detonated inside a bus on Tel Aviv’s Shaul Hamelech Street at noon Wednesday in what Israeli police said was a terror attack. Magen David Adom medical services said 20 peopl...