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  • Livni: ‘Israeli consensus’ that Gilo is theirs

    JTA

    November 18, 2009 | 4:43 pm

    There is ‘Israeli consensus’ that the eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Gilo belongs to Israel, opposition leader Tzipi Livni said.

    “Beyond...

  • Kassam rocket lands in Negev

    JTA

    November 18, 2009 | 4:41 pm

    A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Negev.

    No damage or injury was reported from the rocket, which was fired early Wednesday morning and caused the Color Red siren to sound in the area.

    The last rocket attack from Gaza came last Friday, hours after the Israel Defense Forces killed a Palestinian man,18, as he reportedly planted an explosive device near the Gaza border fence.

  • South American olim accompanying Peres

    JTA

    November 18, 2009 | 4:27 pm

    Some 25 new immigrants from five South American countries accompanied President Shimon Peres on his return to Israel.

    The olim from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay left Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Peres on Tuesday following his weeklong visit to Argentina and Brazil. They were scheduled to arrive Wednesday at Ben Gurion Airport.

    In 2009, about 1,200 new immigrants from Latin America will make aliyah to Israel under the auspices of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the agency said.

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  • Noam most popular Israeli name in 2008

    JTA

    November 18, 2009 | 4:26 pm

    Noam was the most popular name for Israeli babies born in 2008.

    The name was given to 1,970 boys and 515 girls, according to Israel’s Central Bureau of...

  • Woman arrested for wearing tallit at Western Wall

    JTA

    November 18, 2009 | 12:47 pm

    Jerusalem police arrested a woman praying at the Western Wall for wearing a tallit.

    The woman, who was participating in Rosh Chodesh services, was...

  • U.S. Jews on mission to buy in West Bank and E. Jerusalem settlements

    JTA

    November 17, 2009 | 6:23 pm

    A group of American Jews arrived in Israel on a mission to promote home purchases in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

    The 46 members of the three-day...

  • New housing plans approved for East Jerusalem neighborhood

    JTA

    November 17, 2009 | 2:44 pm

    The Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of 900 housing units in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood despite U.S. objection.

    The city’s...

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