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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 | 37 37 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 | 34 34 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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Terrorist attack kills Israeli tourists on bus in Bulgaria
by The Israel Project
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem, July 18 — A terrorist attack on a bus carrying young Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria Tuesday killed at least seven people on board and injured at least 20 more, several critically, ...
Conservative heksher can expand kosher market, rabbis say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
When Avi Olitzky, a Conservative rabbi, moved from New York to Minneapolis in 2008, he quickly became frustrated with the relative dearth of kosher offerings in the Twin Cities. The options he did ...
New York’s “Hamptons” also have significant Jewish character
by Peter Rothholz, JNS.org
Jul 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The villages of Westhampton Beach, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor, all located along the Atlantic shore on the east end of New York’s Long Island, have long been known as t...
Yitzhak Shamir, Israel’s 7th prime minister, served during Gulf War
by Israel Hayom/JNS.org
Jul 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s seventh prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir, passed away June 30 at the age of 96. Shamir, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, served intermittently as prime minister from 1983 to 1992 as th...
Israeli nonprofit gives child sex offenders ‘another chance’
by Maxine Dovere/JNS.org
Jul 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 23, federal judge Tanya Walton Pratt upheld an Indiana law banning registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook and other forms of social media used by children—who, statistically speak...
Hip-hop mogul Simmons defends Farrakhan-Foxman comparison at Jerusalem conference
by Rachel Marder/JNS
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM­–Though hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons came to Israel last week to promote Muslim-Jewish dialogue, the end of his trip was marred by comments he made likening Nation of Islam leader Louis ...
Netanyahu draws doodle for Google chairman
by JNS
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Google Executive Chairman Eric E. Schmidt on Tuesday and gave him a Google doodle he had drawn from suggestions by Israeli Web surfers. In order to emp...
Hebrew National lawsuit ‘outrageously false’
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The following is a prepared statement by Rabbi Ayeh Ralbag, rabbinical coordinator of the Brooklyn-based Triangle-K kosher certification authority, which oversees Hebrew National pr...
Traveling the U.S.-Israel high tech ‘highway’
by Maxine Dovere
JointMedia News Service
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was standing room only at the Israel Business Forum’s Panel presentation focused on Israeli start-ups held May 22 in the midtown offices of Morgan Stanley, with investors and entrepre...
In child abuse cases, law enforcement blesses the obstruction of justice
by Ed Koch
JointMedia News Service
May 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The crime of sexually abusing a child, including adolescents and teens, is so heinous that the public is immediately shocked and angered. For a number of years, we have read of sex acts involving C...