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Israel

  • Arab-Israeli Ties: Hostage No More?

    By jwadmin on May 19, 2017
    The reality is changing faster than “expert” preconceptions. Evelyn Gordon Commentary Magazine On any other day, the Wall Street Journal’s report on Tuesday would have been a major bombshell. Instead, it was unjustly overshadowed by the news that Donald Trump had shared sensitive third-party intelligence (apparently provided by Israel) with Russia. Granted, the intelligence story reveals something important about the […]
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  • 7 immigrants awarded Nefesh B’Nefesh prize for major contributions to Israel

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Seven immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries have been recognized for making major contributions to their adopted state. Nefesh B’Nefesh announced its 2017 Sylvan Adams Bonei Zion Prize winners, which are awarded to English-speaking immigrants. The prizes from Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that helps diaspora Jews make aliyah, will be awarded at an official ceremony at the Knesset […]
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  • The bumpy road to Jerusalem (whose Jerusalem?)

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
      DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield President Donald Trump’s upcoming trip to Israel just took a bad turn that could leave Bibi Netanyahu wishing that Hillary Clinton had won last November. The Israeli prime minister couldn’t contain his delight with the election of a Republican president who had said during his campaign that he would quickly move the U.S. embassy […]
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  • Is Netanyahu stocking up on Xanax? Trump to visit in two weeks…

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield There is no imminent danger of peace breaking out between Israel and the Palestinians in this decade or well into the next, so why is Benjamin Netanyahu in a state of near panic? Beneath his public expressions of happiness that Donald Trump is coming to Israel in two weeks, the risk-averse Israeli prime minister is […]
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  • 52 congressmen ask government to list Israel as birthplace of Jerusalem natives

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) —Fifty-two U.S. congressmen have signed a letter calling on the Trump administration to allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on official documents. The letter, led by Republican Reps. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Bill Johnson of Ohio, was sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It asks the government to reverse […]
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  • Bernie Sanders just defended Israel on Al Jazeera. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – In an appearance on Al Jazeera, Bernie Sanders defended Israel’s right to exist, rejected Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a tactic and assailed the United Nations for singling out the country for condemnation. Speaks His Truth The Vermont senator’s interview Wednesday, May 3, on the Qatar-based network, known for its often hypercritical coverage of […]
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  • Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. surging in ’17, rose by a third in ’16

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By MARCY OSTER and BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 after rising by more than one-third in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.There has been a massive increase in harassment of American Jews, largely since November, and at least 34 incidents linked to the […]
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  • Recalling lessons of Passover, many Israelis pray for their Syrian ‘enemies’

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – At a Shabbat service in Tel Aviv on Friday evening, April 7, congregants recited the mourner’s prayer for those killed in Syria’s civil war. Standing before a mural of the Tree of Life, the rabbi of Beit Daniel, the largest Reform synagogue in Israel, delivered a sermon on the Jewish obligation to condemn […]
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  • Millions of Israeli children said at risk of stunted development; Water blamed

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s first-ever national survey of iodine levels in the population revealed widespread deficiencies, which could mean millions of children are at risk of stunted development. The survey, whose unpublished results were recently presented to endocrinologists in Ramat Gan, found that 62 percent of school-age children and 85 percent of pregnant women have iodine levels below the World Health Organization minimum. […]
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  • Not everyone got the memo—three times AIPAC speakers weren’t so bipartisan this year

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Many voices, one mission.” If AIPAC’s 2017 annual policy conference slogan, popping up on the conference app on activists’ smartphones, isn’t clear enough, the morning pick-me-up video it runs before conference business begins is pretty straightforward. In the video, activists are gravitating through sunny streets here toward the convention center, and titles float above them: Democrat, […]
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