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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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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 | 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 | 19 19 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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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 ...
Palestinian group claims it captured Israeli soldier
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Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A previously unknown Palestinian group claims it kidnapped an Israeli soldier. A group calling itself the Al Quds Army released a statement Thursday announcing the abduction. "A group ...
Hoopster leaving high school to go pro in Israel
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Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- An American high schooler signed a contract to play professionally for an Israeli basketball team next season. Jeremy Tyler on Wednesday became the first basketball player to turn pro b...
Technology transforming genealogy research
by Hillel Kuttler
JTA
Aug 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In genealogy research, crumbling documents and high-speed Internet connections often go hand in hand. So it goes for Schelly Talalay Dardashti. At a workshop she ran a few years ago ...
Israel’s consul general in Boston called on to resign
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Aug 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Israel’s consul general in Boston to resign after he criticized the government’s handling of relations with the United States. “Any official who is unco...
Former Nazi lieutenant sentenced to life in prison
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Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Nazi lieutenant was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of Italian civilians in June 1944. Josef Scheungraber was found guilty Tuesday by a Munich court of 10 of the 14 mur...