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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 | 8 8 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 | 15 15 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...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 112 112 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 | 32 32 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 | 11 11 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 | 8 8 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...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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....
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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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Star coach headlines Maccabi USA event — and keeps his shirt on
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 14 14 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 | 19 19 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
by JTA
Apr 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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
JTA
Apr 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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...
Post-Katrina rebuilding fuels Jewish service movement
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Apr 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW ORLEANS — In mid-March, more than 500 of the Jewish federation system’s young leaders descended upon the St. Bernard Parish in metropolitan New Orleans to help turn a school that was abandoned ...
Pro-Israel activists set to do battle at Durban II
by Michael J. Jordan
JTA
Apr 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Eight years ago, at the first U.N. World Conference Against Racism, pro-Israel activists endured a week of hate-filled insults, pamphlets, posters and marches in the streets ...
ArtScroll facing challenge from Modern Orthodox
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For decades, Mesorah Publications has towered over the English-language Jewish publishing world like a Goliath. The Orthodox publishing firm’s siddur, produced under the ArtScroll imprin...
Reform’s Saperstein tops Newsweek’s rabbis list
by Tom Tugend
JTA
Apr 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Hold the presses and indignant blogs. There’s a new Number One rabbi on Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential American rabbis, dethroning the previous champion. Rabbi David Saper...