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  • What’s in the Gaza peace deal?

    by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker, Reuters

    6 days ago

    Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and five civilians in Israel were killed.

    Following are the broad...

  • Amid search in Israel for missing yeshiva student, prayer vigils in N.J.

    JTA

    6 days ago

    Israel Police units continued to search the Jerusalem Forest area for a New Jersey yeshiva student who has been missing for four days.

    Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, was last seen at noon Friday when he and a friend began climbing down a steep incline on a hiking trail. The friend...

  • Rabbinic court bars woman from introducing her children to female partner

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    A government rabbinic court in Jerusalem issued an order prohibiting a woman from bringing her children to meet her female romantic partner.

    The order came during divorce proceedings between the woman and her husband, according to Israel’s Center for Women’s Justice. The center...

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  • Rocket crashes through roof of Ashkelon home, injuring 28

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in Ashkelon and injured 28 while damaging about 50 neighboring apartments.

    The family living in the home was running to a safe room when the rocket struck early Tuesday morning; they were not injured. The rocket left a large hole in the roof...

  • Israel, Hamas reach unlimited cease-fire

    JTA

    6 days ago

    Egypt announced a new cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups shortly after an Israeli struck by a Gaza mortar died of his wounds.

    The official Egyptian News Agency announced Tuesday evening that the cease-fire would begin at 7 p.m.

    In the hour leading up to the...

  • ‘Rubble bucket challenge’ is latest online salvo in Gaza conflict

    by Talia Lavin, JTA

    1 week ago

    It’s been going on for weeks. Relentlessly. With each new salvo, we wonder: will it never end?

    It is the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, a viral social media trend that’s inspired celebrities, politicians and thousands of everyday citizens to make videos of themselves dumping buckets of...

  • 40 Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for Gaza war

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Some 40 Jewish Holocaust survivors and more than 200 direct descendants of survivors signed a public letter condemning Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

    “As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of...

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