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Israel

  • Now Israel has its own version of the ‘alt-right’

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – For many Jews, Nazis are public enemy No. 1, and using Nazi imagery to make a political point is strictly verboten. But some young, right-wing Israelis aren’t buying it. New Way To Fight? Inspired by the so-called alt-right abroad, their online community makes liberal use of anti-Semitic and Nazi imagery to mock and malign what […]
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  • Israel’s D.C. envoy: Israel will ‘act to enforce’ Syria red lines

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, told a Rosh Hashanah event packed with U.S. officials that Israel would enforce two red lines in the civil war in neighboring Syria: The transfer of major weapons to Hezbollah and the establishment of a permanent Iranian beach head in the country. Enforcing Its Red Lines “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]
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  • Israel’s Supreme Court says haredi must serve in IDF

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court struck down a law that increased the number of draft exemptions for haredi Orthodox yeshiva students. The legislation, passed two years ago, was “unconstitutional, disproportionate, and harms equality,” the justices wrote in the majority decision, which was backed by eight of the nine members of the court. The law’s stated purpose of reducing the […]
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  • El Al will fly again between Israel and Argentina, decades after the flight that carried Eichmann

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) ­–The national air carries of Argentina and Israeli recently signed an agreement to begin flights between Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv. Aerolineas Argentinas President Mario Dell’Acqua and an El Al vice president met Friday at the Argentine Embassy in Tel Aviv to sign the final agreement. The flights will begin in September. They will be the first flights […]
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  • World’s oldest man, a Holocaust survivor in Israel, dies at 113

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his 114th birthday. Haaretz reported that Kristal died Friday, Aug. 11. Born on Sept. 15, 1903, in the town of Zarnow, Poland, Kristal moved to Lodz in 1920 to work […]
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  • Israel offers asylum to journalist who could face death penalty in Iran

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has offered asylum to an Iranian journalist who has been working for an Israeli news website from Turkey. Turkey recently informed journalist Neda Amin, who writes for The Times of Israel site, that she would be deported in the coming days to Iran, which she fled three years ago. She could face the death penalty in […]
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  • Israeli couples asked to embrace a rabbinical prenup

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Recognizing Tu b’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, the Tzohar rabbinical organization said that public interest is increasing in its halachic prenuptial agreement. Tu b’Av was observed this year on Monday, Aug. 7, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Av. The Heskem B’Ahava, or Agreement of Love, was introduced in 2015 to prevent legal and halachic, or […]
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  • Israeli-American teen who threatened JCCs sold threat services, FBI alleges  

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) — The Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of threats against Jewish community centers in the United States sold his bomb threat services. Michael Kadar, 19, from Ashkelon in southern Israel, also offered to frame others for the threats for a higher fee, the FBI reportedly alleges in newly unsealed court documents reported Tuesday, Aug. 8, […]
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  • The corruption scandals plaguing Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, explained

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – He has a firm grip on the government, but a mounting political scandal might bring him down. Officials from his own party have begun to distance themselves from him, but he remains defiant. Oh, and his son is in trouble, too. Just one more thing Benjamin Netanyahu has in common with President […]
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  • Trump’s Mideast peace bid seems doomed

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield President Donald Trump will never make the Middle East Peace Deal of the Century that he has been promising for so long. Here’s why he will fail. Trump Has No Serious Plan Promoting himself as the master dealmaker, he boasted he could bring peace to the Middle East, but he never bothered developing a plan. […]
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