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Israel

  • Israeli intelligence reportedly discovered Russian hack into U.S. classified documents

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– Israeli intelligence discovered that Russian hackers were using antivirus software to steal classified information from the United States, The New York Times reported. The antivirus software is made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including officials at about two dozen American government agencies. The discovery led the […]
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  • Israelis can’t compete under their country’s flag in Abu Dhabi judo tournament

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– Israeli judokas participating in the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be allowed to compete under their country’s flag. The team will be prevented from wearing the Israeli flag or any other national emblems on their uniform, including the designation ISR for Israel, and if they win a place on the podium they […]
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  • DC Report: Hamas and PA play kissy-face: A marriage of inconvenience; in major need of a pre-nup

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation is a marriage of inconvenience that is unlikely to be consummated. There may have been a lot of dancing and hugging and kissing with the recent betrothal announcement, but the two parties are a long way from agreeing on a pre-nup.  It’s something they’ve repeatedly tried and consistently failed to do in the […]
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  • Israeli gymnast wins silver medal at World Championships

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –An Israeli gymnast won a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal. Artem Dolgopyat, making his first appearance at a world championships, finished second in the floor exercise finals recently behind Kenzo Shirai of Japan. It marks the best finish ever by an Israeli at the worlds. Dologopyat, 20, is coached by Alex Shatilov, who won a bronze medal […]
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  • For Israelis, trend of scary clowns lurking after dark is no laughing matter

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – Israelis aren’t particularly amused by a recent phenomenon in their country: teenagers dressing as clowns and lurking after dark. In fact, the costumed young people have caused a nationwide panic. Dozens of the teens have been rounded up for scaring passers-by in parks and other public places at night. The incidents have happened […]
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  • With United States’ blessing, Abbas signals a reconciliation with Hamas

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian government. But if such a move was once seen as a traditional predicate to a two-state solution, top Palestinian leaders are hedging their bets, […]
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  • Israel Ambassador David Friedman doesn’t speak for us, State Dept. says

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Israel Ambassador David Friedman’s comments on the West Bank and Israeli settlements do not indicate a change in U.S. policy, a State Department spokeswoman said. Friedman told the Israeli news site Walla on Thursday, Sept. 28, that Israel was occupying only 2 percent of the West Bank, that the two-state solution “had lost its meaning” and that […]
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  • Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to halt Israel ties over Israel’s backing for Kurdish state

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey threatened to halt steps being taken toward normalization with Israel if it does not end its support for an independent Kurdish state. “If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey will not be able to take many steps we would have with Israel, too,” Erdogan said […]
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  • 5777 newsmakers we don’t want to forget!

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    Several of the year’s inspiring newsmakers By JACOB KAMARAS/JNS.org – The  High Holidays are a time for prayer, introspection and for those fortunate enough, inspiration. Amid the headlines on terrorism and political disputes, some prominent newsmakers in the Israel and Middle East scene gave us something to smile about or admire during this past year. JNS.org spotlights high-profile individuals who made […]
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  • This women’s sport you’ve never heard of is taking Israel by storm

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – Every week, thousands of women across Israel gather to play a sport almost no one outside the country has heard of. For that matter, few Israelis knew about catchball — or “cadur-reshet” in Hebrew—a decade ago. But in recent years it has become the most popular sport among adult women in the country, with nearly all […]
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