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Israel

  • Israel to build new towns for Bedouins, the disabled

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government has approved the construction of several new towns in the Negev and Galilee geared to serve the Bedouin and disabled populations. The Housing Cabinet approved the Shibolet and Daniel communities on Globes  has reported. Twenty percent of the units are slated to be sold to people who are disabled. Shibolet, in the southern Galilee, will have […]
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  • Ronald Lauder, in second public rebuke, asks if Israel ‘is losing its way’

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES JERUSALEM (JTA) – It’s gotta hurt when the guy who used to fund your political career writes two op-eds criticizing you in The New York Times. Benjamin Netanyahu would know — that’s what’s happening to him right now. On Monday, Aug. 13, Netanyahu was the target of a scathing column by Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics heir who heads the World […]
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  • Critics of nation-state law ‘mistaken and misinformed,’ Netanyahu adviser says

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s adviser for world communities said in an op-ed that critics of the nation-state law that passed last month in the Knesset often are “mistaken and misinformed.” “The accusations about the new law’s effects on Israeli democracy have no connection to the actual content or context of the law,” Sara Greenberg wrote in an op-ed in The […]
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  • Kuwait Airways agrees to pay damages

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    (JNS) – Kuwait Airways has agreed to pay substantial damages, plus costs, to an Israeli who was refused a ticket on a Kuwait Airways flight from London to Bangkok on the grounds of her nationality. Mandy Blumenthal, with the help of UK Lawyers for Israel, issued a claim against Kuwait Airways, citing damages for racial discrimination and harassment after she tried […]
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  • Is the kotel a safe place to pray?

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY JITA) – After a large stone fell from the Western Wall on Monday, July 23, an Israeli archaeologist declared the holy site’s entire plaza a “danger zone.” Other stones “could immediately fall” and hurt people, Zachi Dvira told The Times of Israel. He is completing a doctorate on the archaeology of the Temple Mount. The boulder that fell […]
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  • Here’s how Birthright guides talk about the Palestinians

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When Samuel Green talks about Israel’s West bank security barrier with the Birthright groups he guides, he first explains the Israeli view that the barrier was built to prevent Palestinian terrorists from breaching Israeli territory and that Israelis generally feel it has saved lives. But then he’ll talk about what the barrier— which […]
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  • Understanding the Syria moment at the Trump-Putin news Conference

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The media, Congress, the international community—just about everybody was reeling after the joint news conference in Helsinki bringing together President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among other remarkable declarations, Trump seemed to agree with Putin by doubting the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Moscow mounted an effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential […]
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  • P.A. leader Abbas declares: ‘We’ll never stop paying martyrs and prisoners’

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2018
    By Israel Hayom staff Israel Hayom via JNS – Palestinian Authority (P.A.) leader Mahmoud Abbas vowed on Monday, July 23,  that he would not cut payments to families of terrorists despite an Israeli law punishing his government for doing so. “We will never stop paying the families of the martyrs and the prisoners, despite the efforts to prevent us from doing […]
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  • 3,000 Israelis killed by tobacco in 2018? Tough laws can’t snuff Israel’s smoking habit!

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – During the Knesset’s official no smoking day in June, the Likud Party’s Yehudah Glick announced that he was embarking on a hunger strike until the body passed a tax on loose tobacco equal to the tax on cigarettes. He called an end to that 25-day fast on Saturday, July 7, saying it was “in order to […]
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  • U.S. leaves UN Human Rights Council over Israel bias

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council because of its bias against Israel. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, jointly announced the pullout on Tuesday evening, July 24. “The Human Rights Council is an exercise in shameless hypocrisy,” Pompeo told […]
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