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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 | 39 39 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 | 37 37 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 | 21 21 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 | 30 30 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 | 34 34 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 | 35 35 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 | 32 32 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 | 21 21 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 | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Permit for 50 settlement homes
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Permits have been granted to build 50 homes in a West Bank settlement to resettle families being evicted from an illegal outpost. The Defense Ministry in May approved in principl...
Madoff's victims: Moving on
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For Belle Faber, the sentencing of Bernard Madoff felt surreal. Television coverage of Monday's event was being projected on a screen in the conference room of the American Jewish Congr...
Agriprocessors set to be sold
by JTA
Jun 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The troubled Iowa meatpacker Agriprocessors is set to be sold. A court-appointed trustee for the company, which filed for bankruptcy months after a massive immigration raid last year, f...
Shalit transfer to Egypt coming soon
by JTA
Jun 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will soon be transferred to Egypt as part of a larger prisoner swap, according to European diplomatic sources. The sources were quoted in the Isra...
YouTube removes Blumenthal video from its Web site
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Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — YouTube has removed footage of young American Jews making racist remarks about President Obama. Attempts to access the video Friday were met with a message from the video-sharing Web sit...
ADL seeks probe of U.S. group linked to Hamas
by JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Justice Department to investigate whether a U.S.-based group is raising money for Hamas. Viva Palestina U.S. is a campaign modeled after a simi...
Iran turmoil likely to benefit Israel
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Like the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the outcome of the postelection unrest in Iran could be of major strategic significance for the Middle East and for Israel....
Can Jewish groups balance security with access?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A few days after last week’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the interim director of the Kansas City Jewish Community Center had to reassure the parent of a...
Will Bibi’s speech be enough for Palestinians, Americans?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — After two months of intense American pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally uttered the magic words: two states for two peoples. “In my peace vision, there are two ...
Some Israeli, U.S. officials move to keep the volume down
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Stop the shouting, we’re trying to get something done over here — that’s the message from some U.S. and Israeli officials after weeks of reports about widening divergences over the set...