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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 | 38 38 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 | 35 35 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 | 48 48 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 | 31 31 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 | 25 25 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 | 33 33 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 | 26 26 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...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoopster leaving high school to go pro in Israel
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Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- An American high schooler signed a contract to play professionally for an Israeli basketball team next season. Jeremy Tyler on Wednesday became the first basketball player to turn pro b...
Technology transforming genealogy research
by Hillel Kuttler
JTA
Aug 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In genealogy research, crumbling documents and high-speed Internet connections often go hand in hand. So it goes for Schelly Talalay Dardashti. At a workshop she ran a few years ago ...
Israel’s consul general in Boston called on to resign
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Aug 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Israel’s consul general in Boston to resign after he criticized the government’s handling of relations with the United States. “Any official who is unco...
Former Nazi lieutenant sentenced to life in prison
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Nazi lieutenant was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of Italian civilians in June 1944. Josef Scheungraber was found guilty Tuesday by a Munich court of 10 of the 14 mur...
13-year-old donates $40,000 to build park in Israel
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A 13-year-old from New York donated $40,000 to build a park in southern Israel. Benjamin Sternklar Davis decided to give the money he received for his bar mitzvah to the town of Sderot, which has b...
Rabbinic group endorses human rights for Israel’s Arab minority
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A rabbinic group endorsed an organization promoting human rights for Israel’s Arab minority. The Central Conference of American Rabbis, which represents 2,000 Reform rabbis, adopted a resolution Tu...
New Postville book blames feds, globalization for town’s collapse
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Postville, Iowa, home of the now-defunct Agriprocessors slaughterhouse, is a rural town struggling with diversity, brought down by political indifference and a failed immigration p...
Land reform to privatize parts of Jewish state
by Daniella Cheslow
Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Efrat Avigzer, 37, lives in a three-bedroom house with no bomb shelter in Ofakim, a town of 25,000 people in the Negev. When she and her husband signed up for a housing lot more than tw...
Saudi king urges Palestinians to unite
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Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Saudi King Abdullah urged Palestinians to unite, saying their internal divisions have done more harm to their cause than Israel has. "I frankly tell you that all that the arrogant and...
Jews on Ukraine influential list
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Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
KIEV, Ukraine -- Two rabbis join mayors and billionaires on a Kiev weekly's list of most influential people in two Ukrainian regions. Eduard Gurvitz, the mayor of Odessa, was named the most influen...