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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...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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...
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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...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 16 16 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...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Archives
Post-Katrina rebuilding fuels Jewish service movement
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Apr 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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...
Taking office, Netanyahu continues balancing act
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Apr 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The warnings from Israeli pundits and foreign observers alike came almost as soon as Israeli President Shimon Peres picked Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next Israeli next government. The m...
D.C. Jewish theater director defends reading of anti-Israel play
by Aaron Leibel
Washington Jewish Week
Apr 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Ari Roth is not surprised that his decision to stage a reading of “Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza” has infuriated some in the Washington Jewish community. “People have a right ...
Jewish theater director in D.C. defends reading of anti-Israel play
by Aaron Leibel
Washington Jewish Week
Mar 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Ari Roth is not surprised that his decision to stage a reading of "Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza" has infuriated some in the Washington Jewish community. "People have a right ...
Report: Communities must do more to attract Birthright alums
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Mar 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 160,000 young Jews from North America have taken part in Taglit-Birthright Israel, a 10-day free Israel trip aimed at revving up their Jewish identities. Of those no longer i...
Jewish groups back Obama budget, concerned about tax proposal
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Mar 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — More than 100 Jewish community organizations are backing President Obama’s 2010 budget while expressing “significant concerns,” but not opposing, a proposed decrease in the tax deducti...
Revelations of army’s actions in Gaza cause stir
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Mar 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Revelations by Israeli soldiers of inhumane conduct in the recent Gaza war are putting Israel on the defensive. According to soldiers involved in the 22-day operation, Israeli troops us...