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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 | 19 19 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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Ex-Pittsburgh rabbi reached out to mosque of FBI informant
by Alex Weisler
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Packed tightly on the west bank of the Hudson River 60 miles north of Manhattan, the hometown of the four men believed to be behind the plot to bomb two Bronx synagogues is a study...
Hamas reassessing strategy following war’s outcome
by Leslie Susser
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Four months after the Gaza war, Hamas seems to be reassessing the wisdom of firing rockets at Israeli civilians — at least for now. Although there is no formal cease-fire, fewer than a ...
Voices from Spanish past — Marranos — enlist in pro-Israel PR effort
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
BARCELONA — On the top floor of this city’s Jewish community center, a group whose ancestors were cut off from the Jewish people more than 500 years ago are receiving tips and training to become pr...
Bibi gets his first date thrill, but what about the relationship?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With a presidential pledge to hang tough on Iran under his belt, Benjamin Netanyahu could be forgiven for thinking Barack Obama was an easy first date. Wait until he hears about what h...
Tav HaYosher adds seal of ethics to NYC kosher eateries
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 12, exactly one year after the immigration raid at the Agriprocessors meat plant in Postville, Iowa, an Orthodox social justice organization has launched a “seal of ethics” for qualified New...
U.S. statement on nukes pact stirs concerns in Israel
by Leslie Susser
JTA
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Given the delicate state of relations between the new administrations in Washington and Jerusalem, an American statement last week about the need for Israel to sign the nuclear nonproli...
Militant anti-gay church turns its sights on Jews
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — After years of focusing on gays and lesbians with its protests, the Westboro Baptist Church has a new target — the Jewish community. The Topeka, Kan.-based church, which features the s...
Jewish mock trial team ordeal teaches valuable lessons for all
by Derek Kwait
Staff Writer
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A mock trial team from a Massachusetts Jewish day school got to compete for the national championship in Atlanta after coming close to abandoning its goal for religious reasons. The organizers for ...
Resume negotiations without preconditions
by JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was committed to the full range of negotiations with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s pledge, made via satellite Monday night to the annual Ameri...
Jewish groups want answers in ex-AIPAC staffers’ case
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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...