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Israel

  • Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision song contest

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — For the fourth time in its four decades of participating in the Eurovision song contest, Israel has won the international competition. The song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, 24, secured Israel’s victory at the Eurovision contest this year at the Finals Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. The victory means Israel will host the event next year. Barzilai’s song […]
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  • Israel defends Gaza crackdown as self-defense

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Despite growing condemnation for the deaths of 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border Monday, May 14, Israel defended its military’s actions as an act of self-defense in the face of a mass attack. The March Of Return “We didn’t want it to happen, but we understood these were Hamas’ intentions,” Danny Dayan, Israel’s […]
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  • Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump plan to attend embassy opening in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The official White House delegation for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will include President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, as well as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Kushner heads up the team seeking to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks. Other members of his team — Jason Greenblatt, the lead negotiator, and David Friedman, […]
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  • Uber suspends Chicago driver accused kicking out Israeli diplomat

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Uber suspended one of its drivers in Chicago pending an investigation into an Israeli diplomat’s claim that the driver threw him out for speaking in Hebrew. Itay Milner, deputy consul general of Israel to the Midwest, wrote on Facebook Thursday, May 5, that he was 10 minutes into his ride, which he booked with the ride-sharing application of […]
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  • Flavor-maker Frutarom sold in second-largest ‘exit’ in Israeli history

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    (JNS) – In the second largest sale, or “exit,” of an Israeli company to date, the American firm International Flavors & Frangrances Inc. (IFF) is acquiring Israeli flavor and ingredient producer Frutarom in a deal worth approximately $7.1 billion. Only one deal in Israel’s history surpasses the Frutarom exit—the sale of Israel’s Mobileye, makers of  vision-based advanced driver-assistance systems, for $15.3 […]
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  • Israeli judoka wins gold medal, hears national anthem at European championships

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli judoka won a gold medal and three others took bronze in the recent  European Senior Judo Championships. The tournament was held this year in Tel Aviv. Sagi Muki won a gold medal on the first day of competition in the half-middleweight division, 73 kg – 81 kg. He defeated Sami Chouchi from Belgium for the […]
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  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2018
    “No country in the history of the world ever contributed more to the welfare of humankind in such a short period of time than Israel,” affirms the longtime professor, lawyer and author, soon to turn 80. BY ELIANA RUDEE (JNS) – Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that he […]
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  • Mahmoud Abbas blames Jews’ ‘social behavior’ for the Holocaust

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2018
    “Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with the Jews,” he told the Palestinian National Council, and the “Europeans wanted to bring the Jews here to preserve their interests in the region.” His speech was quoted by the Times of Israel and other news agencies. The council is the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization and elects the PLO’s […]
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  • Giro D’Italia starts Friday from Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 1, 2018
    On May 4 (that’s this Friday) the Giro d’Italia launches in Jerusalem. It’s the first time the race (will start anywhere outside of Europe Three-time Giro d’Italia winner and two-time Tour de France champion Gino Bartali  used his bicycle not just to win races and celeb fame, but to save 800 Jewish lives from the Nazis.
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  • Does Natalie Portman’s snub of Netanyahu make her the face of liberal Zionism?

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Natalie Portman’s statement explaining why she declined to attend an award ceremony in Israel in her honor was a pointed rebuke, and of a particular individual. “I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu,” she said of the Israeli prime minister. But it also was an intimate and tactile embrace of her native land, […]
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