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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 ...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 | 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 ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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. ...
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...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
by Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
by Josh Hasten, JNS.org
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
by Sean Savage, JNS.org
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a 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...
Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
by Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
An early Zionist protest against racism
by Rafael Medoff, JNS.org
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
by Michael Brown, JNS.org
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
'Bulldozer' Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85
by JNS.org
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Fate of Bedouin resettlement plan a mystery in aftermath of apparent cancelation
by Alex Traiman, JNS.org
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
by Josh Hasten, JNS.org
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Edgar Bronfman, prominent Jewish philanthropist and communal leader, dies at 84
by JNS.org
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 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,...