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Israel

  • Sea of Galilee at lowest level in a century

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –The Sea of Galilee is at its lowest level in a century after northern Israel experienced the driest February ever recorded. The Israel Water Authority reports that the large freshwater lake, also known as Lake Kinneret, is 20 centimeters below the line experts consider acceptable for water quality. The sea received only 10 percent of its average rainfall […]
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  • Abandoning Israel

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield David Friedman, Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel, may have been channeling Groucho Marx when he went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and seemed to contradict a string of insults he hurled against Barack Obama, liberal Jews, supporters of Israeli-Palestinian peace and others who don’t share his extremist views. Regrets His Words? Friedman, […]
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  • Trump has a new idea for Middle East peace! Except it isn’t new at all.

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2017
    By Jackson Diehl The Washington Post  Donald Trump has surveyed the wreckage of decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, considered the world full of challenges his administration faces, and somehow concluded that . . . he’s going to be the president who brokers a comprehensive Mideast deal. “It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand,” he […]
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  • Trump and Netanyahu: The mixed messages of a diplomatic love festival

    By jwadmin on February 18, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – One state. Flexibility. Two states. Hold back on settlements. Stop Iran. When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: What a press conference! But wait. In the Age of Trump, every post-event analysis requires a double take. Not so much “did he mean what he said?” —he appears to mean it, in real […]
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  • NFL players flap upends Israel’s PR game plan

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY–(JTA) – Almost 30 years ago, the late theater impresario Joe Papp got into hot water when he canceled a scheduled production of a pro-Palestinian play at his flagship Manhattan theater, the Public. Rumors flew at the time that he caved in to pressure from wealthy Jewish donors, but Papp—born Joseph Papirofsky but muted in his […]
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  • Valentine’s Day survey: Most Jewish Israelis support civil marriage and divorce

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – A majority of Jewish Israelis support allowing civil marriage and divorce in Israel, according to a survey released for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Some 72 percent of Jewish Israelis and 76 percent of Arab Israelis support the statement that “every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he chooses, in whatever […]
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  • Israeli president to Mexican counterpart: Wall comparisons are ‘misunderstanding’

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told his counterpart from Mexico that Israel had “no intention” of comparing its border wall with Egypt to the one proposed by Donald Trump between Mexico and the United States. “No Comparison” Rivlin spoke by phone to Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday evening in Israel amid the diplomatic uproar between Israel and Mexico […]
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  • Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General to visit Turkey

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2017
    (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem will visit Turkey next week in a move meant to renew dialogue between Jerusalem and Ankara for the first time in six years. Rotem is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart and with Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin. He will also meet with Israeli Embassy officials in Ankara, staffers […]
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  • DC Report: Mixed signals from White House, Netanyahu confuse 

    By jwadmin on January 27, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Netanyahu Netanyahu believes he has a green light from Donald Trump on settlement construction, and he didn’t wait for confirmation to bulldoze a path for thousands of new homes beyond the 1967 Green Line and to lift all restrictions on building in East Jerusalem and across the West Bank. Trump has signaled an amber light […]
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  • If you build it will they come? JNF pitches baseball unity in Beit Shemesh

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2017
    By YOCHEVED T. KOLCHIN/JNS.org – On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” drew more than a 100 baseball fans to an empty lot in the center of Beit Shemesh, a small town nestled in the hills outside Jerusalem. In a country where Little League Baseball is unheard of and Cracker Jack […]
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