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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 | 43 43 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 | 40 40 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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Israeli election campaign heats up
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jan 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In an election season compressed into just three weeks due to the military operation in Gaza, during which campaigning ground to a virtual halt, Israel’s political parties have begun to...
Mitchell’s questions may matter more than his past answers
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — There’s been a rush of speculation about the answers George Mitchell, President Obama’s newly named special envoy, may bring to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. It’s natural to wonder:...
British Jews find in Gaza war a compulsion to speak out
by Daphna Vardi
JTA
Jan 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON — While Israel’s critics took to the streets of Europe during the course of Israel’s 22-day operation in the Gaza Strip, the Jews of Britain did not stay silent. From the community’s establi...
Ziegler-Schechter split highlights Conservative divisions
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In a further sign that the American and international wings of the Conservative movement are moving in different ideological directions, a Los Angeles rabbinical seminary has ended its l...
Israel says war with Hamas achieved aims, but critics disagree
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jan 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — With a cease-fire in place, Israelis are asking whether the 22-day war against Hamas in Gaza achieved its aims. The government argues that the overwhelming victory in the field will adv...
Obama pushes ahead with plan for new black- Jewish alliance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s pledge to use his presidency to revive the black-Jewish alliance starts on Day (minus) One — the day before he becomes president. The president-elect’s inaugural committ...
The Jewish hot spots for the inauguration
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Revelers in Washington will have plenty of places to celebrate Barack Obama’s swearing-in, including an event organized by some leading Jewish organizations and a trio of unofficial Je...
Some Israelis go back to school as rocket fire declines
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
ASHDOD, Israel — In a math class being held in a bomb shelter in this embattled city, Israeli 11th-graders scribble equations into their notebooks and try not to think about war. “This is about fee...
Gaza war to have fallout for Egypt, Iran
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — With Israel’s war in Gaza in its third week, it’s clear the outcome could have far-reaching regional implications. If the operation against Hamas is successful, Israel will have struck ...
Will Obama, lawmakers listen to liberal pro-Israel groups’ criticism of Gaza operation?
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jan 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In the first sign of a post-election struggle to set the American Jewish community’s Middle East agenda, a quartet of liberal pro-Israel advocacy groups is criticizing Jerusalem’s deci...