Jewish Journal

Opposing Bedouin resettlement

by Ben Sales, JTA

December 13, 2013 | 10:45 am

Negev Settlement near Be'er Sheva, ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com

They can’t agree on the project’s goal. They can’t agree on who supports it. They can’t even agree on its name.

But when it comes to the Israeli government’s plan to relocate 30,000... read full article

  • Bringing help to Philippines

    By Ryan Torok

    December 13, 2013 | 10:34 am

    When an 18-month-old named Edgar was brought to Dr. Ofer Merin and the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) field hospital in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, the child was unconscious and suffering from meningitis, a severe bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain...

  • Failing unusual at Hebrew charter schools

    Julie Wiener, JTA

    November 20, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    On a bright autumn morning, Hebrew songs and phrases fill the sun-drenched, freshly painted blue and white classrooms of New York’s Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School.

    A group of kindergartners, representing such an even mix of black and white children that they...

  • Cache of Nazi-looted art found in Munich


    November 6, 2013 | 3:00 pm

    Authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in the German city.

    The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover everyday expenses.

    Included among the...

  • Retaliatory Israel strike hits Gaza rocket launchers

    Brief courtesy of JTA

    October 30, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Israeli air strikes hit two concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel.

    The Israeli military confirmed direct hits on the targeted launchers the morning of Oct. 28, several hours after two rockets were fired...

  • Women of the Wall offers conditions for Western Wall egalitarian section

    October 30, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    Women of the Wall presented 16 conditions under which the group would move its monthly prayer service to a third, egalitarian section of the Western Wall’s plaza.

    The group’s leadership presented the conditions on Oct. 28 to Israeli Cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit ahead of a...

  • Obama, Netanyahu speak on Iran, peace talks

    October 30, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian talks.

    Obama and Netanyahu spoke by phone Oct. 28 as part of their regular consultations, according to a White House statement.

    “The two leaders discussed recent...

  • News briefs: Pope e-mails Jewish leader, SPN micro-grants and Israeli discrimination

    October 24, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    Pope E-mails Jewish Leader in Response to Holocaust Sermon

    Pope Francis e-mailed Menachem Rosensaft, an American law professor who deals with Holocaust and genocide issues, with a reflection on the place of God during the Shoah.

    The e-mail was a response to Rosensaft, who had...

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