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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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As tempers flare in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan relations hang in the balance
While facing increased Arab riots and terrorist attacks that resemble the underpinnings of a renewed Palestinian intifada (uprising), Israel is simultaneously working to manage tension in its delic...
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Jerusalem Light Rail under Palestinian attack; call goes out for more police
JERUSALEM — When the Jerusalem Light Rail was inaugurated three years ago, it was hailed as a unifying symbol of the capital’s renewal, a municipal service that would seamlessly bring together the ...
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
by Marcy Oster and Ron Kampeas, JTA
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
by Ben Sales, JTA
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
by JTA
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
by JNS.org
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
by Dmitriy Shapiro and Alexa Laz
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
by David Holzel and April Simpson
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
The images missing from the Gaza war
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
U.S. officials: Soldier’s capture during cease-fire ‘barbaric’
by JTA
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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...