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Israel

  • El Al will fly again between Israel and Argentina, decades after the flight that carried Eichmann

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) ­–The national air carries of Argentina and Israeli recently signed an agreement to begin flights between Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv. Aerolineas Argentinas President Mario Dell’Acqua and an El Al vice president met Friday at the Argentine Embassy in Tel Aviv to sign the final agreement. The flights will begin in September. They will be the first flights […]
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  • World’s oldest man, a Holocaust survivor in Israel, dies at 113

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his 114th birthday. Haaretz reported that Kristal died Friday, Aug. 11. Born on Sept. 15, 1903, in the town of Zarnow, Poland, Kristal moved to Lodz in 1920 to work […]
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  • Israel offers asylum to journalist who could face death penalty in Iran

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has offered asylum to an Iranian journalist who has been working for an Israeli news website from Turkey. Turkey recently informed journalist Neda Amin, who writes for The Times of Israel site, that she would be deported in the coming days to Iran, which she fled three years ago. She could face the death penalty in […]
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  • Israeli couples asked to embrace a rabbinical prenup

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Recognizing Tu b’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, the Tzohar rabbinical organization said that public interest is increasing in its halachic prenuptial agreement. Tu b’Av was observed this year on Monday, Aug. 7, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Av. The Heskem B’Ahava, or Agreement of Love, was introduced in 2015 to prevent legal and halachic, or […]
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  • Israeli-American teen who threatened JCCs sold threat services, FBI alleges  

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) — The Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of threats against Jewish community centers in the United States sold his bomb threat services. Michael Kadar, 19, from Ashkelon in southern Israel, also offered to frame others for the threats for a higher fee, the FBI reportedly alleges in newly unsealed court documents reported Tuesday, Aug. 8, […]
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  • The corruption scandals plaguing Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, explained

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – He has a firm grip on the government, but a mounting political scandal might bring him down. Officials from his own party have begun to distance themselves from him, but he remains defiant. Oh, and his son is in trouble, too. Just one more thing Benjamin Netanyahu has in common with President […]
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  • Trump’s Mideast peace bid seems doomed

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield President Donald Trump will never make the Middle East Peace Deal of the Century that he has been promising for so long. Here’s why he will fail. Trump Has No Serious Plan Promoting himself as the master dealmaker, he boasted he could bring peace to the Middle East, but he never bothered developing a plan. […]
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  • Jared Kushner on Israeli-Palestinian peace: ‘There may be no solution’

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If Jared Kushner is the only person who can deliver Middle East peace—as his father-in-law Donald Trump said—he comes off as a reluctant savior. In a speech delivered Monday, July 31, to a group of congressional interns and leaked to the media, Kushner expounded on the Trump administration’s efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian […]
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  • Chechnya’s Jewish community doesn’t exist — but it’s angry at Israel

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­ – While Russia’s mainstream Jewish leaders in Moscow firmly backed Israel’s actions in recent clashes with Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the small Jewish community of Chechnya broke ranks with them and boldly condemned the Jewish state’s “provocations” against Muslims in the holy city. At least that was the story reported in the national […]
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  • Jordan allows Israeli Embassy employees, including guard who killed attacker, to return to Israel

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –The members of Israel’s diplomatic mission in Amman, Jordan, including a security guard who shot and killed his teenage assailant and a bystander, are back in Israel. The embassy employees, who had been confined to the embassy compound all day Monday, July 24, following the stabbing attack Sunday evening by a 17-year-old and subsequent shooting, returned late Monday […]
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