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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Was Durban II a success or failure?
by Michael J. Jordan
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA — The question of whether last week’s Durban Review Conference was a success or a failure is in the eye of the beholder. Marked by boycotts, walkouts, an attack on Israel by Iran’s president...
Saving Shanghai’s Jewish past, headstone by headstone to speak out
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SHANGHAI, China — In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Western philanthropists and volunteers are restoring dozens of historic Jewish cemeteries. But in Shanghai, there are none to restor...
Economic crisis prompting Israeli expats to return home
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — When Oded Salomy and his family first left Israel for the United States, they planned to move back after a few years of career building. But life was good, and it quickly became easy to ...
Linking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As Israel’s new government reviews its foreign policy options, Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under increasing pressure from Israel’s main ally and biggest trading partner to stay on cour...
Star coach headlines Maccabi USA event — and keeps his shirt on
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It’s not unheard of to find Bruce Pearl, the men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, somewhere in public screaming with his shirt off — be it as a spectator rooting on the...
Specter switches to Democratic Party
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, the only Jewish Republican in the U.S. Senate, is becoming a Democrat. Specter, a longtime Pennsylvania lawmaker, announced Tuesday that he switched his party affiliatio...
Before meeting, Obama and Netanyahu negotiate Middle East policy
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Apr 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s like any courtship: Before Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu get to the big dance, they’ve got to learn the steps. Delicate negotiations over Middle East policy between the two ...
Durban II delegates adopt final outcome paper
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Apr 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA — The Durban final outcome document was adopted three days early. In a surprise development, the delegates in Geneva for the United Nations-sponsored Durban Review Conference adopted the doc...
Israel responds harshly to Ahmadinejad rhetoric
by By Leslie Susser
Apr 22, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The timing of the Iranian president’s latest fulmination against Israel was particularly auspicious. Speaking from the podium of the Durban II conference in Geneva on the eve of Holocau...
UJC takes step towards more layoffs, budget cuts
by Jacob Berkman
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Apr 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Under pressure from the federations that it serves, the United Jewish Communities took a step toward implementing an 18 percent budget cut that will include significant layoffs, the seco...