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Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
Staffers at the Hadassah Medical Organization's Ein Kerem campus in Jerusalem were overjoyed on Wednesday to learn that the hospital has agreed to pay their wages in full and to postpone impending ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin

Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin; its technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using an audio signa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who after emigrating to America became national director ...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
With the Winter Olympics gearing up for their Feb. 7 start in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities....
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Ca...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim—a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years—has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is routinely singled out for condemnation, Canada has been at the forefront of defending Israel and criticizing its enemie...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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An early Zionist protest against racism
For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights — from the Jew...
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
In 2013, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) published a survey of mature trees in Jerusalem that was “the most comprehensive of the recent SPNI surveys, including some 4,000 ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Bulldozer' Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85. Sharon had a storied career in the Israeli military, later serving as defense minister and foreign minister. Over the years he ...
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fate of Bedouin resettlement plan a mystery in aftermath of apparent cancelation
Several weeks after Bedouin and global anti-Israel elements celebrated the apparent cancelation of a plan to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouin in Israel’s southern Negev region, the fate of the...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
Despite a spike in terror attacks in Israel carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants, retired Vice Admiral Yed...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel at 90: The Jewish campus umbrella’s past, present, and future
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
When recent rabbinical school graduate Rabbi Benjamin Frankel began a part-time clerical position in 1923 working with students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), little coul...
Jewish state’s latest Nobel laureate in chemistry on understanding how enzymes work
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
What is behind Israel’s recent string of Nobel Prize winners? It could be that Israelis have a practical way of thinking and strong strategies for solving difficult problems, says Arieh Warshel, wh...
Israel recognizes two gay men as child’s biological father
by JNS.org
Sep 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
In a precedent-setting move, Israel’s Interior Ministry has recognized two men as the biological father of a baby boy. The baby is the son of Yuval Topper-Erez, a transgender male who gave birth in...
Israelis, Palestinians draft model peace treaty on Jerusalem street
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Arab negotiators take note: The people are trying their hands at peace making. Just ask the 20 Israelis and Palestinians who recently convened on King George Street in Jerusalem to sign...




Israeli government releases plan for temporary egalitarian space at Western Wall
by JNS.org
Aug 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli government released a plan Sunday to oversee the development of a new, temporary egalitarian space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to be called the “Israeli section” or “Israeli extens...



Eilat ‘will never enjoy security,’ Palestinian terrorist group says after rocket attack
by Ronit Zilberstein, Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom/JNS.org
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Hours after a Grad rocket was intercepted by an Israeli Iron Dome battery in the southern city of Eilat for the first time, a Salafi Palestinian terror organization claimed responsibility for the a...
Kerry: All issues on the table as peace talks resume
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed that all “final status and “core” issues in the just- resumed Middle East peace process are on the table and subject to negotiation, U.S. Secretary f...
Russian President Putin to visit Iran in August
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Tehran next month in an attempt to restart talks over Iran's nuclear program, Russian media reported. The visit is reportedly scheduled for eit...
Invented to-do list for sale on eBay sends message about sale of Schindler’s list
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, most people are aware that one of Oskar Schindler’s original lists of Jews whom he would ultimately save from the concentration camps is being auctioned on eBay for a minimum bid of $3 mill...
Globe Briefs July 25
by JNS.org
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Ryan Braun suspended by baseball for drug violations Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, the former Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball’s National League, was suspended for the rest ...