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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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An Israeli Olympic equestrian? Danielle Goldstein aims for Rio Games
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
YAGUR, Israel — The crowd was sparse and admission was free. Pop music from 10 years ago blared from loudspeakers. A few families sat on bleachers near the athletes, who hopped over a low fence whe...
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May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hadassah hospital recovery plan calls for cuts, bailout TEL AVIV — A recovery plan for Jerusalem’s bankrupt Hadassah Medical Organization calls for an additional $869 million in funding and cuts to...
JTA: 92Y chooses non-Jewish leader. Is that a problem?
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the 92nd Street Y announced last week that it had hired a new executive director, Crain’s New York Business went with an eye-catching headline. “It’s a goy! 92nd St. Y picks first n...
New pluralistic military siddur will make the rounds on Memorial Day weekend
by Debra Rubin/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Shabbat of Memorial Day weekend later this month will mark a first in American Jewish life: Three New York City congregations representing the three major U.S. Jewish movements will daven from ...
With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make I...
After EU audit, corruption could become an expensive problem for Ramallah
by Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Israeli police found thousands of contraband cellphones in the car of senior Palestinian Authority official Rawhi Fattouh, he was promptly removed from office — for about two months. A consult...
After peace talks collapse, will Israel be forced to take unilateral steps?
by Sean Savage/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition of a Palestinian state and to isol...
Jew'colades
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
BreAnne Shaw, a senior at Clairton High School, is the winner of the 2014 Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Scholarship Award. The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee presents this award to a high school ...
After ‘apartheid’ stir, experts question perceived demographic threat to Israel
by Alex Traiman
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent controversial remark that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” in the absence of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shined a ...
Ambassador sounds alarm
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Power confronts rights abuses at Holocaust Museum appearance