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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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Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to U.S., stepping down this fall
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Jul 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. since July 2009, announced Friday, July 5, that he plans to step down from the position this fall. “Israel and the United States have always enjoyed a ...
Two explosions rock Eilat
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Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org ) Two powerful explosions echoed through the Red Sea resort town of Eilat on Thursday night, shortly before 10 p.m. A Color Red alert did not sound beforehand. Se...
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi ousted by military
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Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president of Egypt whose rule sparked protests that had engulfed the country since last Friday, was removed from power on Wednesday by the Egyptian military. The constit...
Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm resigns
by JNS.org
Jul 01, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm, 85, has stepped down from his position at the university. The rabbi’s resignation comes several months after The Forward reported on allegations of ...
From ‘scared child’ to Miss Israel, Titi Ayenew has come a long way
by Maxine Dovere, JNS.org
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW MILFORD, N.J. — When Yitayish “Titi” Ayenew, the first black Miss Israel, was a young orphan who moved from Ethiopia to Israel, it was learning the Hebrew language that turned around her fortun...
Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves long record of public service
by Staff and wire reports
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a Jewish Democrat from New Jersey, died Monday at age 89 from complications from viral pneumonia. Lautenberg, who was the last member of the Senate to serve in World War...
IDF intelligence: Assad used lethal sarin gas against Syrian rebels
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used lethal chemical weapons, mostly sarin gas, against armed rebels several times in the past few weeks, and is continuing to do so, the head of ...
American-born MK on U.S. speaking tour
by Beth Kissileff, For the Chronicle
Apr 19, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Dov Lipman is coming to the United States this week for the first time without a U.S. passport. As a precondition for joining the Israeli government as a Member of Knesset, Lipman, 41, had to make ...
Israel attacked by Gaza rockets during Obama visit
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Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
(JNS.org ) Four Gaza rockets were fired at Israel on Thursday, with two of them landing in the often rocket-battered city of Sderot, during the second day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to ...
Next Israeli government formed after 39 days of negotiation
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Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
(JNS.org ) At the culmination of a long, complex and nerve-wracking negotiation — lasting a whopping 39 days — the coalition agreements that will finalize the(next Israeli government have come to f...