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Israel

  • Israel’s crackdown on foreign workers is driving some families into hiding; Do children born in Israel have rights?

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL TEL AVIV (JTA) – The woman approached with trepidation, fidgeting and glancing nervously over her shoulder as she sat down in a coffee shop here. A Filipino caregiver who has been living in Israel without a visa for years, the woman said her home had been raided by Israeli authorities in late August, only a week after […]
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  • Pre-indictment hearings begin in Israel, putting Netanyahu on the political sidelines for now

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2019
    By DOV LIPMAN (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearing began on Wednesday. Oct. 2,  after three years of investigation. Netanyahu, who did not attend the hearing, is seeking to convince Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and state prosecutors not to indict him on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases, labeled in Israel […]
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  • Netanyahu didn’t win Israel’s election. So why is he getting the chance to form a government?

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – As votes were counted following last week’s election in Israel, many saw the results as a loss for longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party won fewer seats than the Blue and White party of his main competitor Benny Gantz. So it came as a surprise for many […]
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  • Rosh Hashanah greeting from Gandhi discovered at National Library of Israel

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2019
    By MARCY  OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Rosh Hashanah greeting written by Mahatma Gandhi on the day that the Nazis invaded Poland has been discovered at the National Library of Israel. The handwritten letter from the famed Indian advocate of nonviolence to A.E. Shohet, the head of the Bombay Zionist Association, is dated Sept. 1, 1939. The library recently  placed it […]
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  • Israel’s President Rivlin requests unity government

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2019
    By MARCY  OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz have agreed to hold negotiations to form a unity government. Meet With President The heads, respectively, of the Likud and Blue and White parties announced the negotiations late Monday night following a two-hour meeting at the Jerusalem residence of President Reuven Rivlin. They spent an hour each […]
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  • Watchdog report finds alarming spike in Israel-related anti-Semitism on college campuses

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2019
    (JNS) – The number of Israel-related, anti-Semitic incidents against Jewish students on campuses increased 70 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a report published on Tuesday, Sept. 17, by the nonprofit watchdog AMCHA Initiative. Bias Shifts In Focus In its report, “The Harassment of Jewish Students on U.S. Campuses: How Eliminationist Anti-Zionism and Academic BDS Incite Campus Anti-Semitism,” AMCHA […]
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  • On 9/11, Hillel Neuer called out UN rights chief for coddling terrorists

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2019
    UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet: “I continue to be alarmed by reports of unlawful killings and injuries of Palestinians by Israeli security forces across the entire occupied territories accompanied by a lack of accountability.” PLO: “Crimes are committed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the settlers and the occupying soldiers…” Iraq: “Israel practices ill-treatment of prisoners, illegal interrogations, demographic […]
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  • With Putin cracking down on democracy, Russian Jews are moving to Israel

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Less than a year after he immigrated to Israel from Russia, Dima Eygenson has already voted twice in his adopted country. In April, Israeli voters cast ballots in an election that resulted in a virtual tie between the longtime incumbent prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and political newcomer Benny Gantz. They were back […]
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  • Likud, Blue and White election deadlock has a silver lining, according to analyst

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2019
    By DOV LIPMAN (JNS) – Israel’s second election of 2019 ended, like it did back in April, with no clear winner. As polls indicated leading up to the Sept. 17 election, no Knesset member has a clear path to form a 61-mandate coalition and be crowned prime minister. A Clear Winner? According to professor Yedidia Stern, vice president of the […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: The British Financial Times praises Israel’s economy

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #242 https://bit.ly/2lUpinG According to the British daily Financial Times (August 28, 2019), the Israeli shekel ranks as the best performing currency against the US dollar among 31 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg, up almost 6%, as fund managers have sought refuge from global economic turmoil.  The […]
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