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News

  • Terror kites’ shake residents in southern Israel, but not their resolve to stay put

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    By SAM SOKOL NAHAL OZ, Israel (JTA) – Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cellphone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Crops Burn As his Jeep jolts over the dirt road, he quickly and calmly jumps between multiple conversations, coordinating […]
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  • Why New Jersey’s Orthodox stalled a bill banning child marriages

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A bill that would ban teenagers under 18 from marrying in New Jersey has been stalled because of opposition from the state’s haredi Orthodox community. Agudath Israel of America, the national haredi organization, says it supports the bill but that its provisions are too strict. Citing child marriages that take place in […]
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  • Why Orthodox groups say the Supreme Court’s cake shop ruling is good for the Jews

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By  BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Seven Supreme Court justices sided with a Colorado baker in his legal fight with a gay couple. Eight major Jewish groups weighed in on the decision. Six of the Jewish groups disagreed with the decision. But two Orthodox organizations dissented from the rest, calling the ruling a victory for religious freedom. “Too […]
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  • David Friedman tells the media to keep their ‘mouths shut.’ But what did they actually say?

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel, waded into the debate over media coverage of Israel with a pointed request to journalists. Reporters should “just keep your mouths shut until you figure it out,” he was quoted as saying at a conference launching a new Jerusalem bureau for MediaLine, a Middle East news service. […]
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  • JNF speaker tells of overcoming disability in the IDF at recent local JNF breakfast

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    One hundred and thirty local community members came to the recent Jewish National Fund (JNF) breakfast held in Albany. Keynote speaker, Izzy Ezagui, related how while serving in the Israel Defense Forces he lost his arm in combat, but despite that loss would later return to the battlefield. Ezagui’s story of overcoming the odds, emphases the work JNF does every […]
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  • Bias against Jews in Western Europe rampant

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Nearly a quarter of British respondents to a poll on attitudes to minorities in Western Europe said they would be unwilling to accept Jews as family members. The recently published Pew Research Center’s report titled “Being Christian in Western Europe” contains results from interviews with more than 24,000 randomly selected adults in 15 countries. In the United […]
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  • ANALYSIS: Understanding Iran’s Plan for Israel and the Middle East

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2018
    By Yochanan Visser Israel Today US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week announced a new policy that aims to roll back Iran’s hegemonistic drive in the Middle East and to prevent the Islamic Republic from attaining a nuclear weapon. Ever since, there has been a lot of criticism, mostly by backers of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) that the […]
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  • Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano reaches Israeli-owned power plant

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has reached a geothermal power plant owned by an Israeli company. The lava covered at least one of the 11 geothermal energy wells at the Puna plant, which supplies 25 percent of the island’s electricity, according to the daily business website Calcalist. The lava reached the well on Sunday night,May27. A geothermal power […]
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  • Ukraine strips assets, medals from Jewish singer who backed Putin

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Ukraine revoked all its honors for a well-known singer and politician who had survived the Holocaust and froze his assets over his support for Russian control in Crimea. The presidential decree stripping Iosif Kobzon, 80, of his many state honors and freezing all his assets in Ukraine was recently posted on the website of the […]
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  • Pro-Palestinian activists place thousands of shoes on Brussels square

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Pro-Palestinian activists placed 4,500 pairs of shoes outside the meeting place in Brussels of European Union foreign ministers to protest Palestinian deaths since 2008. The protest action, organized by the Avaaz group, covered Jean Rey Square with shoes, donated by citizens across Europe ahead of the Council of the European Union meeting in Brussels Monday. […]
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