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Israel

  • Spanish city cancels Israeli concert in latest boycott move

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2018
    (JTA) – A Spanish municipality disinvited an Israeli orchestra and ballet group from its autumn cultural program. Oviedo, saying “Israeli organizations are not wanted” in its premises, canceled the participation of the Netanya Chamber Orchestra and the ballet group last week, the news site IsraelValley reported. In 2016, an administrative court in the northern Spanish city ruled that a motion in […]
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  • Netanyahu tells Iranians he can save them from drought

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    JNS – In a video clip posted to Facebook with Farsi subtitles, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to the Iranian people, offering to help them solve the problem of drought that is plaguing the country. Pouring a glass of water for himself from a full pitcher on his desk, Netanyahu detailed his plans to launch a Farsi website teaching […]
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  • Terror kites’ shake residents in southern Israel, but not their resolve to stay put

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    By SAM SOKOL NAHAL OZ, Israel (JTA) – Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cellphone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Crops Burn As his Jeep jolts over the dirt road, he quickly and calmly jumps between multiple conversations, coordinating […]
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  • David Friedman tells the media to keep their ‘mouths shut.’ But what did they actually say?

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel, waded into the debate over media coverage of Israel with a pointed request to journalists. Reporters should “just keep your mouths shut until you figure it out,” he was quoted as saying at a conference launching a new Jerusalem bureau for MediaLine, a Middle East news service. […]
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  • Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano reaches Israeli-owned power plant

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has reached a geothermal power plant owned by an Israeli company. The lava covered at least one of the 11 geothermal energy wells at the Puna plant, which supplies 25 percent of the island’s electricity, according to the daily business website Calcalist. The lava reached the well on Sunday night,May27. A geothermal power […]
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  • Britan’s Prince William to visit Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Prince William will come to Jerusalem at the end of June, the British royal family said, during the first visit to Israel by a senior British royal. The visit is slated for sometime between June 24 and 28. The visit to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authorities was announced in March, but it did not contain specific […]
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  • Uncertainty about ceasefire abounds as Gaza-Israel border maintains quiet

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2018
    By Reuters, SHOSHANA KRANISH The day after militant groups in Gaza launched over 100 rockets towards Israel, and Israel responded with dozens of strikes on supposed terror targets, the border separating the strip from nearby Israeli communities fell quiet. On Wednesday, Hamas said that it and other militant groups in Gaza would agree to a ceasefire should Israel reciprocate the terms. A […]
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  • Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich makes aliyah

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian-Jewish billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich recently made aliyah. Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday afternoon, May 28, and immediately received Israeli citizenship. He is now eligible to receive and Israeli passport. He left Israel about three hours after taking care of his citizenship, the business daily Globes reported. He reportedly applied for citizenship from Russia last week. “Roman Abramovich […]
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  • Hamas has a very good week; Israeli hasbara poor!

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield It has been a good week for Hamas.  What it can’t win on the battlefield it wins in the media, but don’t blame the media. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a top IDF spokesman, declared Hamas won the PR war after a series of deadly confrontations on the Gaza border by a “knockout.” That’s because Israel failed […]
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  • Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision song contest

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — For the fourth time in its four decades of participating in the Eurovision song contest, Israel has won the international competition. The song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, 24, secured Israel’s victory at the Eurovision contest this year at the Finals Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. The victory means Israel will host the event next year. Barzilai’s song […]
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