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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 | 19 19 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...
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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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Israeli government releases plan for temporary egalitarian space at Western Wall
by JNS.org
Aug 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli government released a plan Sunday to oversee the development of a new, temporary egalitarian space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to be called the “Israeli section” or “Israeli extens...



Eilat ‘will never enjoy security,’ Palestinian terrorist group says after rocket attack
by Ronit Zilberstein, Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom/JNS.org
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Hours after a Grad rocket was intercepted by an Israeli Iron Dome battery in the southern city of Eilat for the first time, a Salafi Palestinian terror organization claimed responsibility for the a...
Kerry: All issues on the table as peace talks resume
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed that all “final status and “core” issues in the just- resumed Middle East peace process are on the table and subject to negotiation, U.S. Secretary f...
Russian President Putin to visit Iran in August
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Tehran next month in an attempt to restart talks over Iran's nuclear program, Russian media reported. The visit is reportedly scheduled for eit...
Invented to-do list for sale on eBay sends message about sale of Schindler’s list
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, most people are aware that one of Oskar Schindler’s original lists of Jews whom he would ultimately save from the concentration camps is being auctioned on eBay for a minimum bid of $3 mill...
Globe Briefs July 25
by JNS.org
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Ryan Braun suspended by baseball for drug violations Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, the former Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball’s National League, was suspended for the rest ...
P.A., Israeli leaders react to Kerry peace talk statement after initial silence
by Staff and wire reports
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian and Israeli leaders, who were unusually mum this past weekend shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement to resume peace negotia...
Park, gateway, storm water top SHUC’s to-do list
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill is getting a facelift.  The Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition recently received several grants that will fund renovations in the neighborhood’s business district....
Netanyahu taps Ron Dermer as new Israeli ambassador to U.S.
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced that he has chosen his close aide Ron Dermer as the next Israeli ambassador to the U.S. The current ambassador, Michael Oren, said las...
Omri Casspi agrees to terms with Houston Rockets, his third NBA team
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets, who will be his third N...