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Israel

  • Haredi Orthodox parties propose resolution to cancel Western Wall egalitarian agreement

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The haredi Orthodox parties in Israel’s government have proposed a new resolution that would rescind a government decision to create an official egalitarian section at the Western Wall. The United Torah Judaism and Shas parties submitted the proposal to the Prime Minister’s Office in recent days, Army Radio fhas reported. The plan would return the “status quo” […]
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  • Thousands attend funeral for Israeli policewoman killed in terror attack

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of Israeli Border Police officer Hadas Malka, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem by a Palestinian terrorist. The funeral at a military cemetery in Ashdod began just after midnight Sunday, about 24 hours after she died of her wounds sustained during the Friday night attack near the Damascus Gate in the […]
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  • Terror tunnel discovered under UN schools in Gaza

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel filed an official protest against Hamas at the United Nations Security Council after a terrorist tunnel was discovered under two U.N. schools in Gaza. Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Danny Danon, also submitted the letter of protest to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The tunnel, first reported on Friday, June 9, was discovered by workers for the United Nations Relief […]
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  • Warren Buffett Events Encourage New Investment in Israel Bonds

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2017
    NEW YORK — For the second time in just over seven months, the famed “oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett, will participate in Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds events that are expected to result in new investments in the State of Israel through the purchase of Israel bonds. Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is making a special […]
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  • Six must-read articles about the Six-Day War

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2017
      By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If you’ve been reading the opinion pages of America’s major newspapers recently, you probably know the Six-Day War broke out 50 years ago. The war’s broad, profound and lasting effects have been rehashed time and again: Israel decisively defeated its Arab enemies, vastly expanded its territory, gained control of Judaism’s holiest sites […]
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  • Several Arab countries are turning on Qatar. What does it mean for Israel?

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Five Arab nations cut ties with Qatar on Monday,June 5, escalating a long-simmering competition for pre-eminence in the region into actions that could set the stage for war. Saudi Arabia, which is leading the charge, has cut off Qatar’s only land crossing — and what one Saudi-friendly estimate says is as much as 40 […]
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  • Israel’s government takes climate change seriously.

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the United States embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intelligence. It was about climate change. Must MinimizeThe Risks After President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris accords, the […]
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  • U.S. embassy to remain in Tel Aviv— Trump signs waiver

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –President Donald Trump has signed an order to renew the six-month waiver that allows the United States embassy to remain in Tel Aviv rather than moving it to Jerusalem. As a candidate, Trump promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem, which was required by an act of Congress in 1995 but which successive administrations have delayed […]
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  • Trump’s Hebrew translator says the president’s words speak for themselves

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    By ROB GLOSTER SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) A San Francisco teacher hired to translate into Hebrew President Trump’s “not very eloquent” (as she puts it) speeches recently in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem said she isn’t proud to be working for this administration and promised “my students get preference, especially over this particular president.” Merav […]
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  • Could Gal Gadot become the biggest Israeli superstar ever?

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Try to think of the most famous Israelis in history. Not necessarily the most consequential or “important” ones — like any number of Nobel Prize winners or behind-the-scenes Middle East peace deal negotiators — but those who are most universally recognizable. Well-Known Israelis Most lists would likely include a pioneering role model (Golda […]
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