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Israel

  • Joyce Carol Oates receives Jerusalem Prize

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2019
    (JTA) – Joyce Carol Oates’ grandmother was Jewish, but the author wasn’t aware of that fact until after her grandmother’s death in 1970. After immigrating to America, Oates’ ancestor hid her Jewish heritage from the rest of her family. “I felt an immense loss and sympathy because I never really knew that my grandmother was Jewish, so my whole cultural […]
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  • U.S., Israel mark one-year anniversary since embassy opening in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    (JNS) – Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated one year since the U.S. relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. “Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our beautiful embassy stands as a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel, […]
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  • How a Guggenheim helped put modern Israeli art on the map

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2019
    By KAREN CHERNICK TEL AVIV (JTA) – In 1952, Israel had its third showing at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art shows, with an exhibition of three painters — Reuven Rubin, Marcel Janco and Moshe Mokady. Israeli contemporary art is “as young as the new Jewish settlement,” wrote Eugene Kolb, director of the Tel Aviv Museum […]
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  • Jews more likely than Christians to be critical of Trump’s Israel policy, study shows

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – American Jews are much more likely than their Christian counterparts to express criticism of President Donald Trump’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a new survey. In a survey published Monday, May 6, the Pew Research Center found that 42 percent of American Jews said that Trump was favoring the Israelis too much, […]
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  • Eurovision 2019: What is the song contest all about?

    By jwadmin on May 9, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of Europe (and some of its neighbors) send national representatives to compete for the best forgettable pop song and most unforgettable outfits. The competition is huge […]
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  • 700 rockets, 240 intercepts, 4 dead Israelis: Is the Iron Dome doing the needed job?

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2019
    TEL AVIV (JTA) — After the recent past weekend’s fighting between Hamas and the Israeli army, some Israelis have raised questions about the strength of their country’s missile defense. Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched nearly 700 rockets from Gaza at Israel, killing four people and injuring more than 200. According to Haaretz, of the 690 rockets launched from Gaza, Israel’s Iron […]
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  • How will Netanyahu’s dept to Trump be paid? Bibi’s IOU

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu won a historic fifth term this week as Israel’s prime minister, and Donald Trump was one of the biggest donors to his campaign. Historically, Israel prime ministers and American presidents meddle in each other’s elections, on one side or the other, but none can match Trump’s contributions. Dayanu Passover came early this […]
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  • The Arava continues to produce new discoveries in the desert

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    These photos were taken during the  recent Arava Open Day Agricultural Exhibition. Below is the Desert Raspberry and above the Flame Lily, both now successfully grown in Israel’s Arava. By TANIA PONS-ALLON In its 117-year history, Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) has not only turned barren, unsown lands into forests and green hills, it also offers the people of Israel the […]
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  • Israel’s Tourism Triumph—Part I of IV: The Air Bridge

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    By EDWIN BLACK The virulently anti-Israel movement known as Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions—BDS—is roiling through campuses, overflowing into city councils, encroaching into corporate boardrooms, and now chomping at the essence of Israel’s special niche in the world: its travel and tourism industry. Everywhere, the boycotters have been asking to isolate Israel. BDS even convinced Airbnb  to stop listing Jewish locations […]
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  • Measles was eradicated … now it’s back, thanks to anti-vaxxers

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – Israel’s national carrier, El Al, has set up a special inoculation station at Ben-Gurion Airport to vaccinate its employees against the measles. So far, some 250 ground and flight crews have been vaccinated, with likely more to come. The makeshift clinic was created after the Israeli Health Ministry ordered all local airlines to inoculate their […]
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