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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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Amid conflict, Israel’s hospitals treat Gazan patients
by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich/JNS.org
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Israeli hospitals, amid the ongoing conflict, are treating dozens of patients of all ages who came to Israel from Gaza to get health care unavailable there, and are making provisions fo...
Israelis share their stories on Gaza rockets
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Nov 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The day that longtime Sderot resident Adi Kaslasy, 25, was driving home in her car as rockets started falling around her, a cease-fire was supposed to be in effect. It was one of those frequent cea...
Kiryat Malachi, Israel rocket damage, November 15
by The Israel Project
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
On the front page of the world's newspapers, you've only seen images from one side of Operation Pillar of Defense. Here's what it looks like in Israel, after 1 of more than 900 rocket and mortar at...
Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense to uproot Hamas-led terror
by The Israel Project
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, November 14 -- Responding to months of rocket barrages by Hamas-led terror groups targeting more than a million Israeli civilians, the IDF today launched a widespread campaign targeting...
Mortars from Syria fired at Israel
by The Israel Project
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – Mortar bombs fired from Syria hit an Israeli community and an Israeli army position Sunday, prompting the Israel artillery to fire a warning shot at a Syrian army position. “A short whi...
Palestinians hit Israeli Jeep with anti-tank missile
by The Israel Project
Nov 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian terror groups led by Hamas launched a barrage of rockets at Israeli civilians during the day and into the night Saturday, part of an escalation that began when Palestinians fired an ant...
Jewish world congratulates Obama on victory
by Staff and Releases
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This story will be revised as new messages come in.) Messages of congratulations were sent to President Obama on his re-election Wednesday from across the Jewish spectrum. “We offer...
After Obama wins second term, debate shifts to future of U.S.-Israel relationship
by Jacob Kamaras and Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Capping a race that on a national level was largely defined by the economy but in the Jewish community turned into an extended debate over which candidate would steer the best course for the U.S.-I...
Obama wins re-election, looks to second term
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night, and pledged that America can be more than "a collection of red states and blue states." Speaking to a wildly enthusiastic crowd in his hometown...
Sandy’s wrath spurs comprehensive Jewish community response
by Maxine Dovere, JNS.org
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy stormed into New York and New Jersey with unmitigated force, carrying death and destruction, disrupting lives, and devastating neighborhoods in America’s most densely popul...