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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 17 17 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...
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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 | 10 10 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 | 9 9 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 | 113 113 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 | 33 33 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...
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Experts: Plot underscores threat from independents
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said. From the shooti...
Ex-Pittsburgh rabbi reached out to mosque of FBI informant
by Alex Weisler
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Packed tightly on the west bank of the Hudson River 60 miles north of Manhattan, the hometown of the four men believed to be behind the plot to bomb two Bronx synagogues is a study...
Hamas reassessing strategy following war’s outcome
by Leslie Susser
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Four months after the Gaza war, Hamas seems to be reassessing the wisdom of firing rockets at Israeli civilians — at least for now. Although there is no formal cease-fire, fewer than a ...
Voices from Spanish past — Marranos — enlist in pro-Israel PR effort
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
BARCELONA — On the top floor of this city’s Jewish community center, a group whose ancestors were cut off from the Jewish people more than 500 years ago are receiving tips and training to become pr...
Bibi gets his first date thrill, but what about the relationship?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With a presidential pledge to hang tough on Iran under his belt, Benjamin Netanyahu could be forgiven for thinking Barack Obama was an easy first date. Wait until he hears about what h...
Tav HaYosher adds seal of ethics to NYC kosher eateries
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 12, exactly one year after the immigration raid at the Agriprocessors meat plant in Postville, Iowa, an Orthodox social justice organization has launched a “seal of ethics” for qualified New...
U.S. statement on nukes pact stirs concerns in Israel
by Leslie Susser
JTA
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Given the delicate state of relations between the new administrations in Washington and Jerusalem, an American statement last week about the need for Israel to sign the nuclear nonproli...
Militant anti-gay church turns its sights on Jews
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — After years of focusing on gays and lesbians with its protests, the Westboro Baptist Church has a new target — the Jewish community. The Topeka, Kan.-based church, which features the s...
Jewish mock trial team ordeal teaches valuable lessons for all
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A mock trial team from a Massachusetts Jewish day school got to compete for the national championship in Atlanta after coming close to abandoning its goal for religious reasons. The organizers for ...
Resume negotiations without preconditions
by JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was committed to the full range of negotiations with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s pledge, made via satellite Monday night to the annual Ameri...