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Israel

  • Israel’s president encourages GA attendees to have patience with Israel on pluralism quest

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s president, played peacemaker Monday night, Nov. 13— between American Jews and Israelis. Speaking at the annual General Assembly of the North American Jewish federation movement, Israel’s president sympathized with attendees’ complaints that Israel was ignoring their calls for religious pluralism there, but also urged patience with Israel’s political process. “Whether we like it […]
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  • Chilean presidential candidate calls Israel ‘a threat to world peace’

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) -A candidate in Chile’s upcoming presidential election  recently declared Israel “a threat to world peace.” Eduardo Artes, leader of the leftist Patriotic Union party, made the comment in an interview broadcast with Chile’s HispanTV. He also pledged that as president he would conduct a comprehensive review of his country’s relations with the Jewish state. “The treaties that Chile currently maintains […]
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  • Stephen Bannon: ‘I’m proud to be a Christian Zionist’

    By jwadmin on November 13, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Stephen Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, called himself a “Christian Zionist” at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner. He also praised Republican Jewish megadonor Sheldon Adelson for his help in guiding Trump through a sexual assault scandal. Trump Supporters En Masse Bannon, at what may have been […]
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  • Year zero: the Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2017
    By BEN COHEN/JNS.ORG For the Palestinians, the year zero is not 1948, when the state of Israel came into being, but 1917, when Great Britain issued, in the November of that year, the Balfour Declaration—expressing support for the establishment of a “Jewish national home” in Palestine. Odious Symbol So central is the Balfour Declaration to Palestinian political identity that the […]
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  • Israel will neither support nor oppose Catalonian independence

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Diverging with the United States and the European Union, Israel has decided it will, for the time being, neither support nor oppose Catalonian independence, an Israeli news website has reported. Spain had requested that Israel align itself with many other Western nations in rejecting a vote declaring independence, according to the report recently on nrg. The vote was by the […]
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  • Why you should fear skin cancer —and how to avoid it

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2017
    By MICHELE CHABIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – We all know the drill: Cover up, slather on the sunscreen or go back inside. With all the public awareness about the dangers of sun exposure, you’d think that skin cancer rates would be falling. They’re not. In fact, the number of people being diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has skyrocketed […]
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  • Israel’s left says Rabin commemorations are being hijacked in the name of ‘unity’

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination will be memorialized differently this year. The new organizers of the annual rally on Nov. 4 in the Tel Aviv square where Rabin was killed have shifted the focus from denouncing hatred and advocating peace to promoting national unity. Many Israelis have welcomed the changes, but some […]
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  • Israel’s judo warriors take the ‘gentle way’ in pursuit of athletic glory

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) –Israel’s national judo team put on a tutorial in sportsmanship recently in Abu Dhabi. Despite being snubbed by opponents and officials alike, the athletes won five medals and treated the tournament and their opponents with respect. Moshe Ponte, the president of the Israel Judo Association, said the team was guided by the Japanese meaning of […]
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  • 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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