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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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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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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...
First snow for new Ethiopian immigrants in Israel
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Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of Ethiopian olim (immigrants), who are living in the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) absorption centers in Safed, experienced snow this week for the first time. The children pictured head...
Stormy weather brings Tel Aviv to standstill
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Torrential rain and strong winds have brought much of Tel Aviv, Israel's business hub, to a standstill, as the stormy weather of late in Israel continues. Roads and highways have been affected and ...