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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 | 45 45 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 | 40 40 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 | 49 49 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 | 32 32 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 | 26 26 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 | 22 22 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 | 31 31 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 | 35 35 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 | 36 36 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 | 27 27 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 | 33 33 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 | 22 22 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 | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel keeps military option on table: Iran
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel intends to keep a military option on the table in response to Iran’s nuclear program, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told his U.S. counterpart. “We clearly believe that no option should be remo...
Rabbis’ lawyers blame woes on government mole
by Robert Wiener
New Jersey Jewish News
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWARK — Attorneys for several rabbis facing money-laundering charges in the widespread New Jersey corruption case are insisting their clients are innocent victims of manipulation by Solomon Dwek, ...
Political liability
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — If Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as foreign minister seemed odd when it was made, recent developments cast more doubt over his capacity to function as Israel’s top diplomat. Israel’s ...
Court rules for Franken in Minnesota recount
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With its decision in favor of comedian Al Franken, the Minnesota Supreme Court has given the U.S. Senate its first veteran of “Saturday Night Live” — and left the chamber with no Jewis...
Jewish groups split reactions to Supreme Court decision
by JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League welcomed the 5-4 decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, in which the court ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. were unfairly denied promotions after city officials...
Jackson’s nose broke down stereotypes
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
VIENNA — Amid all the noisy outpouring over Michael Jackson’s sudden death, the last place I expected to find him was in a Jewish museum. But there he was, his pale, mask-like, surgically engineere...
Mass converts pose dilemma for Latin American Jews
by Florencia Arbiser
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
CARTAGENA, Colombia — Luis Alberto Prieto Vargas appears to be a Jew. He wears a kipah, he introduces himself as Jewish and two years ago Vargas, a Christian by birth, underwent a conversion ceremo...
Diaspora Museum changing name
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv will get a new infusion of cash and become the Museum of the Jewish People. A $25 million project to renew the museum, now called Beth Hatefusoth,...
Israeli millionaires drop by 28 percent
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The number of Israeli millionaires has fallen by 28 percent, nearly twice the global total. According to the Merrill Lynch World Wealth report released June 25, Israel now has 5,...
Jewish school found guilty of discrimination
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON (JTA) -- A Jewish school in North London was found guilty of race discrimination. The admissions policy of the Jewish Free School may have to change following the June 25 ruling by a London ...