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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. officials: Soldier’s capture during cease-fire ‘barbaric’
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials called Hamas’ apparent capture of an Israeli soldier in the hours a cease-fire was supposed to be in effect “barbaric” and “outrageous.” “That would be a...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Hamas’ tunnels are the new front in the war with Israel
Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably start talking about Hamas rockets. But that has changed over the last few days of fighting, for two...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 30 30 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 | 10 10 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 | 7 7 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....
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
by JNS.org
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
by JNS.org
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
by JNS.org
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
by JNS.org
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
by JNS.org
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...