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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...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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For Jews fighting Ebola, their specialty is psychosocial therapy
Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out. A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled...
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Globe Briefs November 6
Peres at Rabin memorial: Ruling over others against Jewish values Israel cannot protect its Jewish and democratic character without peace, former President Shimon Peres said at a memorial for Yitzh...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day schools build new fields — and dream
Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game. They gathered Oct. 29 at the South Florida school not ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Holocaust restitution affair, Austrian official’s admission may undermine state’s case
VIENNA – An Austrian official’s letter is threatening to undermine the central pillar of a controversial court decision that found a Jewish journalist guilty of defrauding the government. On Sept. ...
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Tight Senate race in Georgia garners national and Jewish communal attention
As Republicans look poised to take control of the U.S. Senate after November’s midterm elections, Senate races in a couple of states have tightened, with both political parties redirecting their fu...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 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...
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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 | 5 5 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 ...
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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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madoff's victims: Moving on
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For Belle Faber, the sentencing of Bernard Madoff felt surreal. Television coverage of Monday's event was being projected on a screen in the conference room of the American Jewish Congr...
Agriprocessors set to be sold
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Jun 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The troubled Iowa meatpacker Agriprocessors is set to be sold. A court-appointed trustee for the company, which filed for bankruptcy months after a massive immigration raid last year, f...
Shalit transfer to Egypt coming soon
by JTA
Jun 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will soon be transferred to Egypt as part of a larger prisoner swap, according to European diplomatic sources. The sources were quoted in the Isra...
YouTube removes Blumenthal video from its Web site
by JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — YouTube has removed footage of young American Jews making racist remarks about President Obama. Attempts to access the video Friday were met with a message from the video-sharing Web sit...
ADL seeks probe of U.S. group linked to Hamas
by JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Justice Department to investigate whether a U.S.-based group is raising money for Hamas. Viva Palestina U.S. is a campaign modeled after a simi...
Iran turmoil likely to benefit Israel
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Like the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the outcome of the postelection unrest in Iran could be of major strategic significance for the Middle East and for Israel....
Can Jewish groups balance security with access?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A few days after last week’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the interim director of the Kansas City Jewish Community Center had to reassure the parent of a...
Will Bibi’s speech be enough for Palestinians, Americans?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — After two months of intense American pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally uttered the magic words: two states for two peoples. “In my peace vision, there are two ...
Some Israeli, U.S. officials move to keep the volume down
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Stop the shouting, we’re trying to get something done over here — that’s the message from some U.S. and Israeli officials after weeks of reports about widening divergences over the set...
Jerusalem’s big dig nearing end
by Amihai Zippor
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — When Israel launched its effort in the 1990s to install the country’s first light rail system in Jerusalem, it was to be the impetus for a broader revitalization effort aimed at replaci...