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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 | 4 4 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...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 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...
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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 | 17 17 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 | 25 25 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 | 24 24 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 | 19 19 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...
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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...
Wanted: Fundraising ideas
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Whoever thought you’d see a former U.S. poet laureate singing a kitschy jingle on YouTube asking for funds for a small nonprofit that most of his readers have never heard of? In today’s ...
Summer vacation: J-Tours and detours into Jewish geography
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As the end of the school year looms, Jewish geography awaits. Not the Jewish geography in which you thunderingly discover that your third cousin who lives in Milwaukee actually lives ...
Museum shooter charged with murder
by JTA
Jun 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- An 88-year-old white supremacist has been charged with murder in the death of a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. James von Brunn could face the death pe...
Discovery of list of names at Auschwitz prompts debate
Jun 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK (JTA) – The discovery in an Auschwitz bunker of a list with the names of 17 British soldiers has prompted a debate among historians. The document was unearthed during routine preservation ...
Canadian PM: No double-speak on Israel
by Ron Csillag
Jun 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO (JTA) -- The love affair between Canada's Jewish community and the country's staunchly pro-Israel prime minister was readily apparent Sunday when Stephen Harper received a human rights awar...
Make room Facebook and MySpace — GenKvetch is here
by Alex Weisler
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Self-described “snowbird” Marilyn Carroll earned a new nickname this winter as she walked the streets of Florida: Kvetch Lady. “I grew up an only child,” Carroll told JTA. “So I like peo...
Jewish reps oppose House resolution supporting Venezuelan Jews
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jewish members of the U.S. Congress opposing a resolution expressing solidarity with the Jewish community in another country is rare, perhaps unprecedented. But it happened last week i...