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Israel

  • U.S. student barred entry to Israel must renounce boycott movement, says government  minister

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Lara Alqasem, the American college student in detention for a week at Ben Gurion Airport, may be able to enter Israel if she renounces the boycott movement against Israel, an Israeli government minister said Tuesday, Oct. 10. “Alqasem comes forward tomorrow morning with her own voice, not with all sorts of lawyers’ wisecracking and statements […]
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  • Second University of Michigan academic refuses to write student recommendation for study in Israel

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A second academic at the University of Michigan has refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student to study abroad in Israel citing support of an academic boycott of the Jewish State. BDS Supporter Lucy Peterson, a graduate student instructor, was enthusiastic about writing the letter when asked by Jake Secker, 20, a junior […]
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  • Women in senior IDF roles continues to climb

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    By LILACH SHOVAL (Israel Hayom via JNS) – A record number of women are reaching senior ranks in the Israeli military and in the past few years, the number of women appointed to roles at the ranks of lieutenant colonel, colonel, and brigadier general has risen by 20 to 30%. A senior IDF officer recently said that he thought that […]
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  • 5 times Nikki Haley delighted the pro-Israel community

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – When Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, Oct. 9, that she would be stepping down as U.N. ambassador by the end of this year, the Israeli and pro-Israel laments poured out swiftly. Haley didn’t simply defend Israel and its government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as her predecessors had under Democratic and Republican administrations. […]
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  • Israeli envoy’s daughter reports threats at Columbia U

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Ofir Dayan, daughter of Israel’s Consul General in New York Dani Dayan and an undergraduate student at Columbia University, reports that she is being harassed and threatened by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. “SJP is violent,” she told the New York Post in an interview. “I’m worried about my personal safety.” Dayan, 24, […]
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  • Haredi Orthodox radio station fined for keeping women’s voices off the air

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –The haredi-Orthodox Kol Berama radio station was fined some $280,000 for keeping women’s voices off the air. The Jerusalem District Court on recently also ordered that the money, 1million shekels, be held in a class action fund that will give the money to programs that empower religious women. The class action lawsuit was filed against the radio station, based […]
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  • The ‘best football player who grew up in Israel’ seeks a spot at U.S. college

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By HILLEL KUTTLER TEL AVIV (JTA) – In the summer of 2011, Yuval Fenta saw two guys tossing a football on the beach in Herzliya. He asked to participate. “You’re too small,” they responded. A dejected Fenta retreated, but not before hearing them mention an American football league that played in Israel. Seven years later, Fenta has showed them. Plans Now […]
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  • These 2 Jewish billionaires love Israel but hate Trump, the president who seems so close to Israel’s government

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By RON KAMPEASS WASHINGTON (JTA) –Buried deep in the latest Jewish Public Policy Institute report on the Israel-diaspora relationship: President Donald Trump wants more credit for his pro-Israel policies. “Israel and U.S. Jewish organizations should sharpen their awareness of a trend of growing frustration within the Trump administration that the president’s pro-Israel moves (especially the transfer of the embassy to […]
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  • Thousands mourn Ari Fuld,  Israel activist

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – For more than four hours, thousands mourned at a West Bank cemetery for Ari Fuld, the victim of a terrorist stabbing who is being called a hero and “a lion of Israel,” a play on his name, which means lion. Many waved Israeli flags during and after the funeral for the U.S.-born Israel activist killed outside a […]
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  • In West Bank settlements, the housing market is booming…

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    By BEN SALES OFRA, West Bank (JTA) – Growing up in a Jerusalem apartment, Aaron Lipkin used to marvel at the two-story houses that he would see on weekend drives with his parents. It made little difference to him that those houses were in Israeli West Bank settlements. A religious Zionist, he sees no problem living in the territory that the […]
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