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Israel

  • Chad and Israel to resume diplomatic relations

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Chad and Israel will be resuming diplomatic relations that were severed nearly 50 years ago. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will fly to the majority Muslim Africa nation “soon,” where he and President Idriss Deby will make the announcement, according to a statement by the prime minister’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Republic of Chad severed […]
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  • IDF investigating blown Gaza operation that led to hundreds of rocket attacks

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces is investigating the blown covert operation in Gaza that led to hundreds of rockets being fired into southern Israel. One Israeli soldier was killed and another seriously injured when a special operations force was discovered on Nov. 11 in Khan Younis, leading to a shootout between the soldiers and Hamas operatives. The dead soldier […]
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  • Israeli environmental group offers U.S. Forest Service help to recover from California fires

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli environmental organization Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund has offered its assistance in helping California recover from its recent devastating forest fires. “We have been following the situation with the horrific wildfires in California, including the unprecedented destruction of communities and the devastation to surrounding forests,” Daniel Atar, world chairman of KKL-JNF, said in a letter sent […]
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  • Quakers of Britain to boycott companies that do business in the West Bank

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Quakers of Britain announced that the religious movement will no longer invest in companies that “profit from the occupation” of the West Bank. The Quakers, also known as the Society of Friends, said in their announcement Monday, Nov. 19, that the decision was made by the church’s trustees in consultation with Meeting for Sufferings — the national […]
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  • Black Friday is now a thing in Israel

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – I was watching late night network television on Saturday night – that’s not terribly exciting here—when I was slammed with a string of ads that made me feel like I was back in America. The ads were in practically shouted Hebrew, but I could discern the same two English words in each: Black Friday. (You have […]
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  • Hadassah Capital District lists campaign to purchase incubators for the Mt. Scopus hospital

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    Hadassah Capital District is noting the 100th anniversary of the Hadassah Medical Organization with a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of two specialized incubators for the Rosalie Goldberg Neonatal ICU (NICU) at Hadassah Mt. Scopus. Organizers of the campaign report that Hadassah is a leading referral center for fetal medicine in Israel. “The advances in fetal-neonatal medicine, that […]
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  • Tzimmes on El Al plane as it makes emergency Shabbat landing in Athens

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – An El Al plane bound for Israel that was delayed from taking off in New York City was diverted to Athens on Friday, Nov. 9, to allow Sabbath-observant passengers to disembark. That’s what we know for sure. What happened on the plane? That’s another story. The flight, which had been scheduled to leave John F. […]
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  • Are early Israeli elections off the table?

    By jwadmin on November 19, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA)  – “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won’t Leave” was the title of an old episode of “Frasier.” It could also describe the latest chapter in a coalition crisis that threatens to bring down Benjamin Netanyahu’s  government. The Israeli prime minister narrowly avoided having to call snap elections after, in a surprise turnaround, Education Minister […]
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  • Shift or strategy: U.S. votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

    By jwadmin on November 19, 2018
    By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the U.S. to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be part of a broader shift in American policy towards the Golan […]
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  • Almog Elijis, consulate general of Israel, New York sent this note to The Jewish World

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2018
    To the Editor: Hamas is a designated terror organization, motivated by the ideology and doctrine to annihilate the state of Israel. On November 12th beginning at 4:30 p.m. and throughout the night, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, firing over 400 rockets from the Gaza strip into Israeli towns and communities. Dozens of Israeli civilians have been hurt by the […]
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