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Israel

  • Israel and Chad announce resumption of diplomatic ties

    By jwadmin on January 28, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel and Chad announced the resumption of diplomatic relations. The announcement came Sunday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in the African nation on what he called a “historic and important” visit. “This is part of the revolution that we are doing in the Arab and Islamic worlds; I promised you that […]
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  • Ramon International Airport inaugurated in southern Israel

    By jwadmin on January 28, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Ramon International Airport in southern Israel was officially inaugurated. The airport, named for Ilan and Asaf Ramon, was dedicated on Monday. The first flights, domestic and charter only, will begin arriving at the airport early next month. International flights will begin in September or October of this year. The airport, in the Timna […]
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  • Jerusalem District Court issues lien on property belonging to Yasser Arafat

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2019
    (JNS) – The Jerusalem District Court recently issued a tentative lien for a plot of land in Jerusalem belonging to the property of  the late former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The court gave the order at the behest of terrorism victims who filed a civil-damages lawsuit against the Palestinian Authority and Arafat’s estate. The plaintiffs, consisting of eight families of terror victims, […]
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  • Israeli and Palestinian drivers celebrate new road, as critics accuse Israel of ‘apartheid’

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2019
    BY JOSH HASTEN (JNS) – Once again, Israel found itself under attack by international media, left-wing non-governmental organizations and the Palestinian Authority, but this time for a different reason—they simultaneously accused the Jewish state of carrying out a policy of apartheid against its Arab population. The firestorm of allegations followed the opening of a new 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) stretch of highway […]
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  • A desperate Abbas in New York as Palestinians take helm of major UN bloc of nations

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is in New York City to witness the Palestinian Mission as it takes over leadership of the G77 bloc. While there, he will likely push the Palestinian agenda and lobby for full membership to the United Nations. Were he to succeed, U.S. law prohibits funding U.N.-affiliated organizations that accept the […]
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  • Moshe Arens: Three time Israeli defense minister dies

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Moshe Arens, a veteran Israeli politician and defense minister under three prime ministers, has died. Arens, who first hired Benjamin Netanyahu and is credited with helping him get his start in politics, died Monday, Jan 7, in his sleep at his home near Tel Aviv. He was 93. Arens was a member of the Knesset for the […]
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  • Some say every tree has a story!

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    Noting 5 of Israel’s must-see trees at Tu B’Shevat By MICHAEL BROWN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help shed light on fascinating aspects of Israeli history, from the biblical to the modern, that are often overlooked by the average tourist. As we approach […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Secretary Pompeo, welcome to the real Middle East!

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 10, 2019, https://bit.ly/2VAbA6W Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is well aware that the Department of State’s conventional wisdom on the Middle East has clashed frequently with its arch adversary: Middle East reality. For example, in defiance of conventional wisdom, Secretary of State Pompeo is in the Middle East at […]
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  • Netanyahu calls for chance to debate his accusers on live TV

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants a chance to take on his accusers on live television. Speaking Monday night, Jan. 7, the prime minister said that during investigations into the corruption cases against him he “demanded a face-to-face confrontation with states’ witnesses.” He said he was denied several times. “Today I repeat that demand, and […]
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  • Building Israel and battling terrorism, one tree at a time

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    By Marina Brodetsky (JNS) –For years, Dr. Rosaline Barron woke up every day and asked herself the same question: “What have I done for Israel today?” Now the recently retired gastroenterologist of Newton, Mass., has an answer—and it’s the same one every day. She has committed to planting a tree in Israel every day for the rest of her life […]
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