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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 | 1 1 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 | 7 7 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 | 4 4 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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A tragedy: Israeli teens’ murders bring condemnation, sadness
Jews around the world were reeling from the horrific news Monday that the three Israeli boys kidnapped by terrorists were murdered, their bodies found in a shallow grave just north of Hebron in  th...
Jul 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bodies of kidnapped Israeli teens found north of Hebron
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens have been found in a field north of Hebron. Israeli media announced at about 8:30 p.m. Monday that the families of Gilad Shaar, Naftali...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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At World Cup, Argentinian couple kicking Jewishness into high gear
As Argentina plays its opening-round matches in the World Cup, Mariano Schlez of Buenos Aires is screaming his support from the stands. But taking in his home country’s matches in Brazil isn’t all ...
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sometimes in unexpected locations, Jewish food festivals unite history, culture
Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark. Not exactly the Jewish capitals of America, but they are both home to major Jewish food festivals. From street vendors to strolling klezmer musicians, food fe...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zak Kukoff trains 'ambassadors' to interact with autistic peers

WASHINGTON  — Watching his cousin suffer both socially and academically from the effects of autism inspired Zak Kukoff at an early age to help other children diagnosed with the condition. “I could ...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Cantor headed for primary defeat
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government, was headed for defeat by a Tea Party primary...
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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20 years after Rebbe’s death, Jewish movements increasingly emulate Chabad
Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism after the death of its seventh and final leader — “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—on June 12, 1994. Sch...
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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On pope’s trip to Israel, rabbi and sheik will be traveling companions
ROME – With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis is heading to the Middle East with what he hopes will be a powerful message of interfaith respect. It will be the first...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Norway questions funding of PA after Palestinian Media Watch findings
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Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Recent findings by Palestinian Media Watch on the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) glorification of terrorism against Israel were featured in a news report by a television station in Norway, one of the...
Israel and Turkey seek to reconcile ahead of Obama’s visit
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Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Turkish officials have been engaging in dialogue over the past few weeks, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported. The head of Israel’s National Security Council recently met with a high-ranki...
Israel to award Obama with medal of distinction
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Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli President Shimon Peres has announced that he will award U.S. President Barack Obama the Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit, the Associated Press reported. Peres’s o...
Benedict will be the first pope in over six centuries to voluntarily resign
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Citing advancing age and diminished energy, Pope Benedict XVI will reportedly become the first pope in 600 years to voluntarily resign from the post. The 85-year-old pontiff announced that he would...
Gorenberg: Israel’s election a step in right direction, but not far enough
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is a revised version of the story that appeared in this week's Chronicle, and contains the names of the sponsors of the program) You might think, given the title of Gershom Gorenberg’s upcomi...
Obama will visit Israel for first time as president
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Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
White House officials said Tuesday that President Barack Obama, whose relationship with Israel routinely garners attention due to his reported tension with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plans ...
Bibi’s party wins Knesset vote with surprisingly slim margin
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is a revised version of the story posted last night and contains additions throughout.) Israeli voters showed again Tuesday just how unpredictable they could be. Political pund...
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
by By Yair Rosenberg
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Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Jack Lew, President Obama’s current chief of staff and his pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in the history of the U.S. government. It’s a distinction that imposes so...