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Israel

  • Netanyahu blames Syria for downing of Russian plane

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told President Vladimir Putin of Russia that Syria is to blame for the downing of a Russian military plane, and said he hoped Israeli-Russian military coordination would continue. Netanyahu’s statement describing his phone call Tuesday, Sept.19, with Putin — issued just before the start of Yom Kippur in Israel […]
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  • 2,000 Rosh Hashanah pilgrims to Uman swindled 

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 2,000 people planning to travel from Israel to the Jewish pilgrimage site in Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah were swindled out of about $1.3 million. Three people were recently arrested in connection with the scheme, Ynet has reported reported. They are accused of fraud, money laundering and forgery. The suspects, all 29, sold the airline tickets to […]
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  • Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    “The Oslo agreements were like an ill patient transported into the surgery room so that he could be healed. However, people [kept] coming into the room trying to unplug all the machines.” —Yariv Oppenheimer, former director of Peace Now. By JOSH HASTEN (JNS) – It’s hard to believe that it’s been a quarter of a century: Sept. 13 marks the 25th anniversary of the […]
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  • Jewish equestrian opts out of competition and will observe Yom Kippur

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli equestrian rider has withdrawn from Septembers world championships since the competition will take place on Yom Kippur. The International Equestrian Federation event, which will take place this year in North Carolina, is a prelude to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where Israel’s equestrian federation hopes to compete for the first time. Israeli rider Dan […]
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  • Trump spokesperson says president seeks a new year of Mideast peace

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    By JASON DOV GREENBLATT WASHINGTON (JTA) – Shalom. Salaam. Peace. In Judaism, the word peace is found in the common greeting Shalom Aleichem. In the Muslim world, As-Salaam-Alaikum, or “peace be with you,” is similarly used. The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and in the machzor (the prayer book for the High Holy Days), the word “Shalom” appears throughout […]
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  • Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte,  who has compared himself to Hitler, calls Hitler ‘insane’ on Yad Vashem visit

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — “We remember our friends,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at the start of a meeting between the two leaders. The official visit was the first by a president of the Philippines to the State of Israel. “It is deeply appreciated. We remember the exceptional role of the Philippines that received Jewish refugees […]
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  • Episcopalian clergywoman apologizes for slander and vilification of Israel

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –A senior clergywoman in the Episcopal Church of Massachusetts has apologized for her comments accusing Israel of fabricated atrocities. During a speech last month to the church’s General Convention, Bishop Suffragen Gayle Harris claimed that she had witnessed Israeli security forces arrest a 3-year-old on the Temple Mount and shoot a 15-year-old in the back 10 times […]
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  • Countdown begins as Israel gets set to land first spacecraft on the moon

    By jwadmin on August 22, 2018
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – “Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla cars into space last year on top of his SpaceX rocket, this year, Musk will help deliver Israel’s first unmanned lunar spacecraft atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, where it will assume a […]
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  • Israel to build new towns for Bedouins, the disabled

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government has approved the construction of several new towns in the Negev and Galilee geared to serve the Bedouin and disabled populations. The Housing Cabinet approved the Shibolet and Daniel communities on Globes  has reported. Twenty percent of the units are slated to be sold to people who are disabled. Shibolet, in the southern Galilee, will have […]
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  • Ronald Lauder, in second public rebuke, asks if Israel ‘is losing its way’

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES JERUSALEM (JTA) – It’s gotta hurt when the guy who used to fund your political career writes two op-eds criticizing you in The New York Times. Benjamin Netanyahu would know — that’s what’s happening to him right now. On Monday, Aug. 13, Netanyahu was the target of a scathing column by Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics heir who heads the World […]
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