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Israel

  • Personal effects of Yoni Netanyanu turned over to family

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu and his brother Ido  received personal items belonging to their brother Yonatan Netanyahu, who was killed during the Entebbe, Uganda operation to free Israeli hostages in 1976. Israel’s prime minister and his surviving brother, a physician, received the clothing and military gear at from Yosef Shemesh, who served with “Yoni” Netanyahu in […]
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  • Israeli Apartheid Week stands out for especially virulent anti-Semitic tactics

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2019
    By JACKSON RICHMAN and SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – It’s no secret that college campuses are often some of the most hostile environments these days for pro-Israel and Jewish students. From BDS resolutions to anti-Israel speakers, young adults are often on the defensive for openly supporting Israel on campus. However, for one week each year, many campuses across North America and […]
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  • Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes during moon landing

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed while attempting to land on the surface of the moon. “If at first you don’t succeed, try again,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said from SpaceIL’s control room in Yehud, in central Israel, on Thursday, April 11. He vowed that Israel would attempt the moon landing again. The spacecraft lost […]
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  • Airbnb reverses decision over blacklisting Jewish properties in Judea and Samaria

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2019
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – The online hospitality service Airbnb announced on Tuesday, April 9, that it has reversed its November decision to blacklist about 200 Jewish-owned properties in Judea and Samaria and has settled all lawsuits. “Under the settlement terms, Airbnb will not move forward with implementing the removal of listings in the West Bank from the platform,” said the company in […]
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  • Netanyahu’s promise to annex the West Bank settlements; What does it mean?

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) By BEN SALES – Just days before Israel’s recent national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the West Bank as Israeli territory. “I’m going to extend sovereignty,” he said in an interview with Israeli Channel 12 , adding that “I don’t differentiate between the settlement blocs and isolated settlements.” The campaign promise was […]
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  • For Israelis, Election Day means hard choices — and sunbathing

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ TEL AVIV (JTA) – Even by Israeli standards, the country’s latest general elections were exceptionally dirty, rife with personal attacks between candidates and fake news. But in an arid country where the blossoms and mild temperatures of spring are gone within a few weeks, the vote’s timing was impeccable. That’s because in Israel, voting day is a […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Welcome to Middle East reality

    By jwadmin on April 8, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” April 7, 2019, https://bit.ly/2I6DRyp Western policy makers and public opinion molders tend to oversimplify Middle East reality and subordinate the 1,400 year old unpredictable, violent and shifty intra-Arab and intra-Muslim non-Western environment to their own Western state-of-mind and well-intentioned wishful-thinking. Middle East reality – as demonstrated, systematically, by the Arab walk […]
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  • IDF commander who saved the Golan Heights from the Syrians has a message for the region

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2019
    By AVROHOM SHMUEL LEWIN (JNS) If ever there was a counterpart to the biblical story of young David facing Goliath, the Yom Kippur War was just that. Avigdor Kahalani, now 74 and a modern-day David, was commander of a tank battalion in 1973 that blocked a Goliath Syrian army from conquering the Golan Heights. Israelis Defeat Syria When the Yom […]
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  • For Israelis abroad, elections start with a scramble for flight tickets

    By jwadmin on April 3, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Like many voters in democratic national elections, I almost always hope that whoever is elected will be able to serve out their full term — even if they weren’t my pick. This is especially true in my native Israel, whose infamously brittle coalitions last on average only 2 1/2 years. Early elections there cost […]
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  • Massive billboard outside ‘New York Times’ office accuses paper of anti-Israel incitement

    By jwadmin on April 3, 2019
    (JNS) – A giant billboard was  recently unveiled outside the offices of The New York Times that criticizes the paper, its editors and staff of fomenting anti-Israel sentiment through its news coverage. At the center of the billboard is an evocative image of a Molotov cocktail whose wick is lit by a flaming New York Times article with the headline: “Israel Bulldozes Democracy.” Around the […]
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