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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...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 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 | 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...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish groups want answers in ex-AIPAC staffers’ case
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 22 22 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 | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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 | 21 21 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...
Star coach headlines Maccabi USA event — and keeps his shirt on
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Apr 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 15 15 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 | 20 20 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 | 20 20 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 | 18 18 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...