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News

  • Why Israel detained a rabbi for performing a wedding—and why people are angry about it

    By jwadmin on July 20, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – As he waited to be interrogated by the Israel Police for conducting a non-Orthodox wedding, Rabbi Dov Haiyun began a Facebook post with three words: “Iran is here.” Irony Haiyun awoke at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at his home in Haifa to a knock on the door from two police officers who detained him, […]
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  • Egypt issues ultimatum to Hamas, demanding halt of flaming kites into Israel

    By jwadmin on July 20, 2018
    (JNS) – Egypt  has issued a warning to Hamas to put a halt to launching of flaming kites and balloons into Israel from Gaza, according to a report in Ynet. The ultimatum followed Israel’s announcement on Monday evening, July 16,  that it would close the Kerem Shalom crossing to gas and fuel supplies after Hamas launched a rocket into Israel earlier that afternoon. […]
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  • Gaza Palestinians send bird into Israel to set fire

    By jwadmin on July 20, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — First it was kites and balloons. Now Gaza Palestinians are using birds to set fires in southern Israel. On Monday afternoon, July 16, Israel Nature and Parks Authority personnel found a kestrel, a member of the falcon family and a common bird in Israel, hanging from a burned tree wearing a harness attached to a wire wrapped […]
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  • Kite Arson in Israel’s South

    By jwadmin on July 20, 2018
    Jewish Federations of North America – Kite Attacks The phenomenon of “kite arson” from Gaza has emerged as an increasingly serious threat in Israel’s south. The new Palestinian tactic emerged just over two months ago, and has already caused significant damage, even as responses to the problem are evolving. The low-tech, low-risk attacks are launched by Palestinians deep in the Gaza […]
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  • The ‘occupation’ and the old-new romance of socialism

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    What does it mean if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really is the future of the Democratic Party? By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS – At only 28 years old and with nothing but an upset primary win in a New York City congressional district on her résumé, being anointed as the “future of the Democratic Party” was quite a burden to place on Alexandria […]
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  • Why Israel wants Trump to get along with Putin

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS – As far as much of the American public is concerned, the timing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t be worse. The indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on Friday renewed the calls for a tougher stance from the administration against Moscow. But with Trump determined to achieve some […]
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  • Syrian refugees approach Israeli border waving white flags

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Dozens of Syrian refugees recently approached the Israeli border, many waving white flags, apparently seeking sanctuary as the Syrian army continues to battle with rebels. The refugees, including women and children, stopped some 200 yards from the fence and were told by Israeli soldiers manning the area to turn back, Reuters reported. “You are on the border of […]
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  • The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will cost $21.5 million for upgrades. Trump had estimated $250,000.

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is going to cost a bit more than President Donald Trump had estimated. Make that nearly 100 times more. The Maryland-based firm Desbuild Limak D&K was awarded a $21.2 million contract to design and build “compound security upgrades” to the embassy, according to official documents uploaded, Al-Monitor reported. The U.S. has already spent $335,402 to […]
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  • Jewish tensions heat up over Western Wall prayer space

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2018
    By ERIC BERGER (JNS) – A pair of Israeli Cabinet members and a Knesset member have in recent weeks inflamed tensions between the Jewish state and leaders of American Jewish organizations by expressing opposition or even disdain towards supporters of an improved egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem. Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev resigned as head of […]
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  • In quest of the elusive license plate; Rhode Islanders— please take a trip!

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO “Delaware!” my husband Larry yelled as we drove past a line of parked cars on Galena Street in Frisco, Colo. “We got Delaware!” In our life, “Getting Delaware” is a big deal. Within the first 10 days of our five-week search for license plates, we had gotten the license plate of the elusive Eastern seaboard state. Could […]
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