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Israel

  • VP Pence’s faith drives his support for Israel. Does it drive Mideast policy?

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – When Mike Pence moved to Washington earlier this year, he and his wife took with them a framed phrase they had for years hung over their fireplace in their Indiana home, and then over the fireplace in the governor’s mansion in that state. Evangelical Pence Is Israelphile Now it hangs over the mantle at the […]
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  • Saving the Sea of Galilee

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel is preparing to pump desalinated water into the Sea of Galilee. The state’s Water Authority recently started work on the $300 million project, which will take about two years to complete, Israel’s Hadashot TV news has reported. With Israel apparently approaching a fifth consecutive dry year, the Sea of Galilee has dropped to dangerously low levels. […]
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  • Trump thanks Israeli mayor for naming new park after him

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Donald Trump thanked the mayor of an Israeli city who named a new park after him. In a letter dated Dec. 13, Trump expressed gratitude for the gesture and satisfaction that Israelis welcomed his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of their country — which apparently earned him the honor. A week earlier, David Even Tzur, the […]
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  • Israeli consulate in Atlanta, five embassies to close next year

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israel is closing its consulate in Atlanta and embassies in six other countries, citing budget cutbacks. Also facing closure are the Israeli embassies in Ireland, Belarus, Eritrea, the Dominican Republic, the consulate in the Indian city of Bengaluru and an embassy in either Latvia or Lithuania, Yedioth Aharonoth has reported. The cutbacks were blamed on a […]
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  • Lebanese designer takes Gal Gadot photo off Instagram after backlash

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The fashion studio of the Lebanese designer Elie Saab deleted from Instagram a picture of Gal Gadot amid rebuke over its ties to the Israeli actress. The image of Gadot, who starred in last year’s action thriller “Wonder Woman,” in a blue sash dress by Saab was accompanied by a description of the former Israel […]
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  • Will Abbas’ explosive comments kill the peace process?

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Oslo Accords? “Killed,” the Palestinian Authority president says, blaming Israel. The Israeli prime minister says the Palestinians are now “unmasked”—but naturally he blames the Palestinians. Notably, the United States is silent. The P.A. president, Mahmoud Abbas, delivered a rambling address of more than two hours this past weekend to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s […]
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  • Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN/JNS.org – We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president. His use of Twitter provides many examples of this fact. Serving U.S. Interest But amid another flurry of questionable tweets on Jan. 4, Trump also talked about threatening aid cuts to […]
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  • Remembering Aharon Appelfeld, from charnel house to whorehouse to a home in Israel

    By jwadmin on January 5, 2018
    By THANE ROSENBAUM NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in Israel. Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor himself and one of the icons of Israel’s first generation, was 85. No writer captured and reclaimed the lost world of European Jewish life with as much […]
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  • Israel successfully notified UNESCO about leaving, its Jewish director confirms

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The first Jewish director general of UNESCO confirmed that Israel has successfully notified the international body that it will leave the organization. “I regret this deeply, as it is my conviction that it is inside UNESCO and not outside it that states can best seek to overcome differences in the organization’s fields of competence,” Audrey Azoulay, who took […]
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  • Everyone on Google was searching for Gal Gadot in 2017

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Is Gal Gadot the most famous Israeli ever? Judging by 2017’s top Google searches, the answer might be yes. Gadot was the sixth-most searched person worldwide, and the third-most searched actor. The 32-year-old, who was born and raised in Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces, starred in two movies this year: […]
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