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Rocket fired in Syria lands in Israeli Golan

by JTA

5 days ago

The Golan Heights, Image via Reuters

A rocket fired in Syria as part of that country’s war struck Israel near the Golan Heights border.

No injuries or damage were reported from the rocket, which hit by the Quneitra crossing... read full article

  • Olmert to remain free until end of appeals

    by JTA

    5 days ago

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain out of prison until he has exhausted his appeals.

    Olmert and the seven other men convicted in the real estate scam known as the Holyland Affair can remain free during the appeals process, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled Monday.

    ...
  • Rivlin greets Conservative Jews as ‘family’

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Reuven Rivlin, who drew criticism before becoming Israel’s president for his broadsides against non-Orthodox Jewish streams, told a group of Conservative Jews that Jews are “one big family.”

    “We cannot agree on everything, but we are brothers and we are one big family,” The...

  • Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    The Israeli police officer shown in a video beating Palestinian-American teen Tariq Abu Khdeir has been indicted for assault against a minor.

    The indictment against the border policeman, who was suspended in July, was filed Wednesday in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

    Tariq,...

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  • Study: Jewish settlements receive higher share of state funds

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Jewish settlements in the West Bank and on the Golan Heights received a higher share of state funds than other communities, according to a new report.

    Arab towns receive the second highest amount of state funds per capita followed by development towns, according to the report by...

  • Understanding Shmita, Israel’s agricultural Shabbat

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    When Rosh Hashanah comes later this month, Israel’s Jewish farmers won’t just be celebrating the start of a new year. They’ll be marking a year in which they are prohibited from doing their jobs.

    Called Shmita, the Torah-mandated, yearlong farming hiatus is felt across Israel,...

  • In Israel’s poorest schools, teachers improvise fixes for funding shortfalls

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    In 2008, Asher Nachmani wanted to buy a computerized blackboard for his classroom, but the elementary school where he teaches technology in this low-income town didn’t have the money.

    So Nachmani built one himself.

    He downloaded a free program from the Internet, bought a...

  • Early Gaza cease-fire broke down over U.S.-Israel misunderstanding

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas during Israel’s Gaza operation reportedly broke down over a misunderstanding between Israel and the United States.

    Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal did not agree to refrain from attacking Israeli troops on the ground during the 72-hour...

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