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Israel

  • DC Report: Does Israel need a defense treaty with U.S.?

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield During a recent visit to Israel and in a meeting with Jewish Republicans, Sen. Lindsey Graham brought up the idea of a mutual defense treaty between Israel and the United States. Graham, one of Israel’s strongest Senate supporters, said it would leave potential adversaries with no doubts about America’s commitment to the security of the […]
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  • Newly graduated IAF navigator ‘realizing a dream’

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Among the newly graduated Israeli Air Force cadets who received their wings at a graduation ceremony at Hazerim Airbase in southern Israel in late June was “Lt. A” (full name withheld), a navigator who will serve on-board a transport aircraft. Lt. A took an unusual path—one that was filled with determination—to become one of the […]
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  • Lobstergate’ and non-kosher coercion; Israelis have a few laughs

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – In the midst of countrywide fury over two deadly serious issues—the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by a police officer in Haifa, and the horrifying abuse of toddlers at a private Rosh Ha’ayin day-care center—Israeli Twitter users turned their attention to a faux pas involving non-kosher food and Photoshop. The Incident The “diplomatic incident” that caused […]
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  • Ethiopian Israelis: ‘No Respect!’

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Protests by the Ethiopian-Israeli community and their supporters in Israel continue in the wake of the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer. While the protests are tied to the death of Solomon Tekah, 19, recently in Kiryat Haim and charges of police violence, demonstrators say they are also about the […]
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  • Leftists  accused of ‘hijacking’ protests

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2019
    By ELIANA RUDEE (JNS)  – Thousands of Israelis took to the streets following the shooting of a young Israeli-Ethiopian man by an off-duty police officer. More than 100 rioters were arrested, with dozens of injuries reported both among protesters and police. The violence of the riots, along with accusations that Israel’s police and government are racist, surprised many across Israel, […]
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  • Capital Region shows support for JNF’s work in southern Israel

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    ALBANY–One hundred and fifty people gathered early on the morning of May 20 at the Albany Marriott for the Jewish National Fund’s Breakfast for Israel. The event co-chairpersons were Lauren Iselin and Alan Lobel. Life in Israel’s Negev Desert was the main focus, but an overview of JNF efforts in the last year was also presented. Tania Pons Allon, who […]
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  • Greenblatt: ‘Unconscionable’ for PA to claim Bahrain attendance is a ‘betrayal’

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2019
    (Israel Hayom via JNS) A day-and-a-half after the Palestinian Authority released Hebron businessman Saleh Abu Mayala, whom it had arrested after he returned from the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt blasted the P.A. over the incident. Greenblatt wrote on Twitter: “It is unconscionable that the PA would arrest someone for attending the workshop […]
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  • Hundreds attend funeral of Ethiopian-Israeli teen killed by off-duty police officer 

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hundreds attended the funeral of an Ethiopian-Israeli teen who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer who said he felt his life was threatened. Solomon Tekah, 19, was killed Sunday night, June 30, in Kiryat Haim, in northern Israel. Eyewitnesses to the incident told the police and Israeli media that the officer, who […]
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  • Analysis: Israel prods Iran to conclude that its Syria project ‘is just not worth it’

    By jwadmin on July 4, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – The airstrikes that hit multiple targets across Syria early on Monday, July 1. were extensive and too widespread for the Bashar Assad regime to be able to deny. The overall message behind them appears to be aimed at telling Iran that it should give up on attempts to turn Syria into a war machine against […]
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  • United States envoys attend inauguration of ‘Pilgrimage Road’ in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on July 4, 2019
    (JNS) Senior American and Israeli officials attended the festive unveiling on Sunday, June 30, of a section of the ancient road that served as the main thoroughfare between the Shiloah Pool, where pilgrims would ritually purify themselves, and the Second Temple. The event comes after six years of painstaking archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority. New Tourist Attraction The […]
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