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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 | 7 7 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...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Did Sweden fumble controversy, or did Israel overreact?
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A Swedish newspaper is pushing forward with its far-fetched claims that the Israeli army harvested body organs from Palestinians. But for many Israel watchers the debate has shifted to w...
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's 23rd birthday to be marked with events in U.S.
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Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday. The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to hon...
Israel’s Air Force retaliates for mortar fire at Israel from Gaza
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Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s Air Force attacked a Palestinian smuggling tunnel connecting Gaza and Egypt in retaliation for mortar fire at Israel from Gaza. Three Palestinians were killed in the attack early Tuesday m...
Florida governor placed prayer notes in Western Wall to prevent hurricanes
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Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The governor of Florida said he placed prayer notes in the Western Wall asking God to prevent hurricanes from hitting his state. In a talk to a group of real estate agents last Friday, Gov. Charlie...
The price of waiting for indictments in Olmert, Lieberman cases
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When a handful of rabbis, mayors and public officials were among the 44 people arrested last month in New Jersey, capping an FBI corruption probe of many y ears, the suspects were hauled...
Swedish newspaper accuses Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Swedish newspaper accused Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians. In a large spread in its culture section, the Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported that young Palest...
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discuss strategic relations
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Aug 20, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed strengthening strategic relations between the two countries. The leaders met Tuesday in Russia at Medvedev’s summer re...
Day schools taking measures to prevent swine flu's spread
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Some schools are pouring bleach over desks. Others are stocking bathrooms with anti-bacterial soap.As summer vacation nears an end and students set to return to classrooms, Jewish school...
Nuclear reactor experiment under investigation
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Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
An independent committee will investigate a report that Dimona nuclear reactor employees drank uranium as part of an experiment. The director of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission appointed the co...
Conservative columnist Robert Novak dies
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Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Novak, the Jewish-born influential conservative columnist who often criticized Israel, has died. Novak died Tuesday in Washington after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was 78. Writing ...