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  • Jewish bomb threat suspect caught; Israeli teen’s arrest at odds with assumptions   

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. Wrong Profile! The news that one Jewish teen —an Israeli, no less —was behind most of the approximately 150 bomb […]
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  • Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety. “[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own nefarious political aims” is how someone responded to the JTA […]
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  • Who is Chloé Valdary and Why Does she Love Israel?

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2017
    The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But who is Chloé, and why does she love Israel?  This short,  video explains all: The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But […]
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  • Why Netanyahu is threatening to dissolve the government over a TV station?

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – What is Netanyahu up to? That was the question many in Israel were asking Sunday morning, March 19, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly threatened to bring down his own government to cancel reforms to state media. According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers on Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster […]
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  • Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2017
    By ISABEL KERSHNER The New York Times JERUSALEM — The Syrian armed forces fired antiaircraft missiles at Israeli warplanes that had struck targets deep in Syria early Friday, in what appeared to be the most serious clash between the two militaries since the start of the Syrian civil war six years ago. The Syrian Army’s General Command asserted that its […]
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  • Art of the peace deal may be more complicated than Trump anticipates

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas M. Bloomfield Just when Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli right thought it was safe to go into the water again, the peace sharks unexpectedly appeared. Donald Trump’s election had been celebrated as a repellent, a green light on settlement building and a freeze on peace processing that seemed confirmed by the appointment of a new American […]
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  • Sea of Galilee at lowest level in a century

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –The Sea of Galilee is at its lowest level in a century after northern Israel experienced the driest February ever recorded. The Israel Water Authority reports that the large freshwater lake, also known as Lake Kinneret, is 20 centimeters below the line experts consider acceptable for water quality. The sea received only 10 percent of its average rainfall […]
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  • Abandoning Israel

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield David Friedman, Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel, may have been channeling Groucho Marx when he went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and seemed to contradict a string of insults he hurled against Barack Obama, liberal Jews, supporters of Israeli-Palestinian peace and others who don’t share his extremist views. Regrets His Words? Friedman, […]
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  • Trump has a new idea for Middle East peace! Except it isn’t new at all.

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2017
    By Jackson Diehl The Washington Post  Donald Trump has surveyed the wreckage of decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, considered the world full of challenges his administration faces, and somehow concluded that . . . he’s going to be the president who brokers a comprehensive Mideast deal. “It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand,” he […]
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