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Jewish groups deplore Charleston church shooting

Jewish groups deplore Charleston church shooting

Anti-Defamation League says 21-year-old gunman’s Facebook page suggests white supremacist leanings   US Jewish organizations joined in condemning the shooting that left nine dead at a… Read More ›

Erekat: PLO should consider nixing Israel recognition

Erekat: PLO should consider nixing Israel recognition

Top Palestinian negotiator says State of Israel should not be acknowledged as long as Palestine not recognized     Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said… Read More ›

Many left homeless as final UN shelter in Gaza closes

Many left homeless as final UN shelter in Gaza closes

Refugee agency gives families cash to seek temporary housing after school is cleared out to resume educational use   The UN has closed the last… Read More ›

Ramadan begins for Muslims of Israel and the world.

Ramadan begins for Muslims of Israel and the world.

The 30-day fast is a month of purification in which many try to ‘quit lying, gossip and profanity’; for others, it is a way to… Read More ›

Church arson may scare pilgrims away from Israel

Church arson may scare pilgrims away from Israel

Following suspicion that fire at church in Galilee was hate crime, local Christian leaders urge authorities to do more and warn that pilgrims are reconsidering… Read More ›

Hamas has become Israel’s frenemy

Hamas has become Israel’s frenemy

Analysis: While Hamas is in a state of war with Israel, its battle against other organizations in Gaza which reject its authority serves Israel’s security… Read More ›

ADL condemns Shas minister for calling Reform Jews ‘a disaster for the people of Israel’

ADL condemns Shas minister for calling Reform Jews ‘a disaster for the people of Israel’

The Reform Movement urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly repudiate comments attributed to Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulay.   In the latest row reflecting… Read More ›

Netanyahu: Ban’s criticism of IDF actions in Gaza is a black day for the UN

Netanyahu: Ban’s criticism of IDF actions in Gaza is a black day for the UN

Earlier in the evening, Ban called on Israel to halt its violence against children in Gaza as he addressed the UN Security Council.   “This… Read More ›

Nahal recon battalion braces to engage enemies above and below ground

Nahal recon battalion braces to engage enemies above and below ground

The IDF has refocused on the goal of training ground forces, in line with a directive issued by Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.… Read More ›

Miiad: A New Video Calling On All Jews to Fight (Sort Of)

Miiad: A New Video Calling On All Jews to Fight (Sort Of)

The One Voice Foundation Launches “Miiad: A Fight to Unite” Miiad—A Fight to Unite , a delightful music video to promote Jewish unity, has just… Read More ›

‘Poverty rate in Israel high relative to developed countries’

‘Poverty rate in Israel high relative to developed countries’

  The “depth of proverty” in Israel has worsened, with the average income of poor families in 2010 at 31 percent below the poverty line.… Read More ›

In Israel, Michael Douglas set to receive ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

In Israel, Michael Douglas set to receive ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

Actor, who only recently embraced father’s heritage, says he’ll use money to bring together different streams of Judaism When actor Michael Douglas learned that he… Read More ›

As it turns 15, Birthright Israel takes a closer look at Tel Aviv

As it turns 15, Birthright Israel takes a closer look at Tel Aviv

Program providing young Jews with free trips finally focuses on the White City’s start-up scene and hip vibe Last week, a group of 50 Taglit-Birthright… Read More ›

Kahlon: Oren’s comments on Obama are his personal views

Kahlon: Oren’s comments on Obama are his personal views

Finance Minister in letter to US ambassador Shapiro distances himself from Kulanu party member Oren’s comments on Obama; Kahlon says Obama stands by Israel and… Read More ›

Jordan arrests Palestinian suspect in 1982 attack on Paris Jews

Jordan arrests Palestinian suspect in 1982 attack on Paris Jews

Mahamed Souhair al-Abassi is suspected of organizing decades-old attack on French restaurant that killed six people and wounded 22. Jordanian authorities have arrested a suspected… Read More ›

Analysis: Israel is not facing a Druze refugee crisis, but it is ready for one

Analysis: Israel is not facing a Druze refugee crisis, but it is ready for one

Reports of Druze civilians being killed are baseless, and have led to unrest among members of the Druse communities on the Golan Heights, whose relatives… Read More ›

AIPAC calls Kerry’s Iran remarks ‘disturbing’

AIPAC calls Kerry’s Iran remarks ‘disturbing’

“We’re not fixated on Iran specifically accounting for what they did at one point in time or another,” Secretary of State said on Tuesday.  … Read More ›

The third Lebanon war scenario

The third Lebanon war scenario

The IDF has the capacity to defeat Hezbollah and to bring about a real change in the strategic balance in the north.   AFTER EIGHT… Read More ›

Israel says prepared for possible Syrian refugee throngs on Golan

Israel says prepared for possible Syrian refugee throngs on Golan

Israel’s top military officer told parliament on Tuesday that preparations were under way to respond to any massing of refugees on the Golan.   Israel… Read More ›

As Foxman leaves, a look at what the ADL stands to lose

As Foxman leaves, a look at what the ADL stands to lose

As the Anti-Defamation League’s longtim leader, Abraham Foxman brought media savvy, with a side of candor, to the table NEW YORK  – If there’s one… Read More ›