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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 | 24 24 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs
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 | 5 5 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 | 1 1 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 | 12 12 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 | 3 3 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 | 11 11 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 | 6 6 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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David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA
LOS ANGELES — In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball. Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a diffe...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews of color come together to explore identity
by Sue Fishkoff
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Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PETALUMA, Calif. -- Dafna Wu, a 48-year-old San Francisco nurse, resembles her Chinese father more than her Jewish mother. She’s been Jewish her whole life, but she’s used to walking into synagogue...
J street parley attracting big names, but will Israel's ambassador attend?
by Ron Kampeas
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Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – J Street has lined up plenty of high-profile speakers for its first major conference. But the new and controversial self-described "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby is looking to add one m...
Dan Glickman: Hollywood's man in D.C.
by Eric Fingerhut
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Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- After six years as agriculture secretary and five years as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Dan Glickman knows something that might surprise some people:...
Religious communities: Fight poverty with green jobs
by Eric Fingerhut
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Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Fighting poverty is an important goal of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; so is protecting the environment. The umbrella group, which brings together the major synagogue movemen...
Videotape shows Gilat Shalit alive
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Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel completed the trade for a videotape of kidnapped soldier Gilat Shalit by releasing a 20th female Palestinian prisoner. The two-minute tape shows Shalit to be alive and seemingly well. It was...
Iran has data to build nuclear bomb
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Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has enough data to build a nuclear bomb, according to a confidential United Nations report. The New York Times reported Sunday that the International Atomic Energy Agency’s confidential analys...
Victory for Israel in Goldstone delay, fury among Palestinians
by Uriel Heilman
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Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – It long has been considered almost axiomatic at the United Nations that there’s no real sense for Israel to try to muster opposition to U.N. resolutions it considers hostile, particularl...
Violent clashes in City of David ratchet up rhetoric, tensions
by Marcy Oster
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Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Tensions between Israelis and Arabs simmered this week as Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police and Palestinian leaders accused Israel of trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem. The clashes b...
Ada E. Yonath wins award in chemistry
Oct 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, ...
Ahmadinejad family tree raises questions
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Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The author of a book on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is refuting a British newspaper report that the Iranian president was born to a Jewish family that converted to Islam. The Daily Telegraph based its repo...