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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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 111 111 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 | 30 30 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 | 10 10 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 | 7 7 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....
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Cantor headed for primary defeat
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government, was headed for defeat by a Tea Party primary...
20 years after Rebbe’s death, Jewish movements increasingly emulate Chabad
by Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism after the death of its seventh and final leader — “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—on June 12, 1994. Sch...
On pope’s trip to Israel, rabbi and sheik will be traveling companions
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME – With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis is heading to the Middle East with what he hopes will be a powerful message of interfaith respect. It will be the first...
ADL anti-Semitism study is historically large, but how accurate?
by Dmitriy Shapiro
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
While there seems to be no argument on the size of the Anti-Defamation League’s newly published study on anti-Semitism, concerns have arisen about the accuracy of the survey’s findings on certain c...
In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say ‘Never Again’ — with guns
by Anthony Weiss
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — It’s a sunny morning in Southern California, and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes ...
An Israeli Olympic equestrian? Danielle Goldstein aims for Rio Games
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
YAGUR, Israel — The crowd was sparse and admission was free. Pop music from 10 years ago blared from loudspeakers. A few families sat on bleachers near the athletes, who hopped over a low fence whe...
Globe Briefs
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hadassah hospital recovery plan calls for cuts, bailout TEL AVIV — A recovery plan for Jerusalem’s bankrupt Hadassah Medical Organization calls for an additional $869 million in funding and cuts to...
JTA: 92Y chooses non-Jewish leader. Is that a problem?
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the 92nd Street Y announced last week that it had hired a new executive director, Crain’s New York Business went with an eye-catching headline. “It’s a goy! 92nd St. Y picks first n...
New pluralistic military siddur will make the rounds on Memorial Day weekend
by Debra Rubin/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Shabbat of Memorial Day weekend later this month will mark a first in American Jewish life: Three New York City congregations representing the three major U.S. Jewish movements will daven from ...
With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make I...