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Is Trump’s intelligence disclosure bad for Israel? Depends who you ask
WASHINGTON — A day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had given top secret intelligence from Israel to Russia, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a roomful of Jews in the U.S. Capit...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A government campaign against George Soros splits Hungarian Jews
On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting crewcuts and black clothes, the men affixed ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory
NEW YORK — Soon after Nechama Levy moved to Brooklyn five years ago, she opened a bicycle repair shop. The spacious, high-ceilinged store was just down the street from a new pub with exposed brick ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Israeli startups are driving the car technology revolution
TEL AVIV — Israeli startups are revving their engines ahead of the country’s largest-ever “smart transportation” event. Over 200 local companies working in transportation technology will be at the ...
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Western North Carolina: Asheville, the Biltmore and Lake Lure
Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliag...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Training for Neila: Doing the prep for Yom Kippur's finale
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Neila is coming. Please rise. On Yom Kippur for the past 15 years, as a lay cantor I have led the Neila service for the small congregation to which I belong, the Movable Minyan in Lo...
From kids' TV host to public intellectual, Gadi Taub criticizes right and left
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Gadi Taub rests one hand on an oversized brown envelope that contains the galley proofs of yet another book -- this time a two-part collection of essays. In the other hand he holds what...
Second round of peace talks held in Egypt
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The second round of direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians brokered by the United States ended in Egypt. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinia...
Brandeis students, alumni demand Peretz apology
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- More than 350 students and alumni at Brandeis University called on columnist Martin Peretz to apologize for saying Muslims do not value human life or deserve free speech. "Recently, i...
EU calls for Jordan River rehabilitation
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to work together to rehabilitate the Jordan River. The resolution passed last week marks the firs...
Google to purchase a second Israeli start-up
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Google reportedly will acquire a second Israeli start-up company. The Israeli business daily Globes reported Monday that Google is paying "several million dollars" to purchase Quiksee,...
Israel’s polluters face new OECD regulations
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s entry into the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) will mean more stringent pollution standards for industries, but it comes with a cost — especially for smaller b...
Pope extends Rosh Hashana wishes
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI wished Jews joy and blessings in the new year. In a Rosh Hashana message to Rome's Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the pontiff said he hoped that High Holiday celebrations ...
Jewish officer who arrested a drunk Gibson sues department over harassment
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES – The Jewish sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson for drunken driving is suing his department for harassment since the July 2006 incident. Because he reported the requests of ...
Rocket from Gaza lands in Israel
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel's western Negev. The rocket fired early Sunday morning landed near a kibbutz orchard. It was the fifth rocket to hit Israeli territory in five...