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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 17 17 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 | 25 25 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 | 24 24 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 | 19 19 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tav HaYosher adds seal of ethics to NYC kosher eateries
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 18 18 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 | 16 16 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...
Jewish groups want answers in ex-AIPAC staffers’ case
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — U.S. Jewish leaders are praising the move to drop criminal charges against two former AIPAC officials, but say serious questions must be answered about why Steve Rosen and Keith Weissm...
Was Durban II a success or failure?
by Michael J. Jordan
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 22 22 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 | 21 21 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 | 23 23 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...