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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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
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Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations
by JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations. Two days after she praised Israel for offering what she call...
Time right for budget-minded shoppers to buy a green car
by The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting edge green-friendly cars such as the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us, who live in the budget-constrai...
Reform biennial in Toronto to focus on Israeli Arabs, interfaith dialogue
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — A newly restructured and slimmed down Union for Reform Judaism will focus on interfaith relations and the rights of Israeli Arabs at its biennial convention Nov. 4-8 in Toronto. Add...
Project documents stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Joseph Samuels, born Yosef Sasson in Baghdad, was 18 when he fled Iraq for the new state of Israel. It was 1949, and life was becoming increasingly difficult for Jews in Iraq, as it...
Wikipedia striving for balance on divisive issues
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From January’s war in Gaza to Holocaust denial, the world’s largest collaborative encyclopedia has become a battlefield over history. Yet Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says the onlin...
Smokers use Earth as ashtray
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone ever studied the environmental impact of discarded cigarettes? I’m constantly appalled at the number of drivers I see pitching their butts out their car windows. — Ned Jo...
Orthodox Union slams comments made by Orthodox anti-Israel group
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Remarks made by an Orthodox anti-Israel group about captured soldier Gilad Shalit are unacceptable, the Orthodox Union said. The OU on Tuesday slammed comments made by members of the Neturei Karta ...
Attacks on J Street mount as national parley approaches
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Days before the inaugural conference of the left-wing pro-Israel group J Street, critics’ attacks on the organization are having an effect. At least 10 members of Congress in recent da...
Pentagon contractor faces attempted spying charges
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Pentagon contractor facing charges of attempting to spy for Israel allegedly sought Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. Stewart David Nozette, 52, of Maryland, allegedly told an F...
Human Rights Watch founder rebuked
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The founder of Human Rights Watch rebuked the organization for being overly critical of Israel. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in The New York Times, Robert Bernstein wrote that Human Rights...