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  • Beyonce’, aid to Goa, high-tech innovation, the Israelis at the NBA and more- This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 4, 2013 | 11:24 am

    A late Bat-Mitzvah

    Singer and reality- show judge, Paula Abdul, visited Israel this week to make a lifelong dream come true:  After a delay of almost four decades, she celebrated her Bat-Mitzvah at the Western Wall. Abdul made that visit formal when she met with President Peres,...

  • World Leaders- stop condemning, start taking action!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 23, 2013 | 10:25 am

    International relations- this small expression unfolds to a complex network of co-dependence based relations between the countries of the world. This means individual gain from economic or technological cooperation, but also obligations and commitments for other countries. There...

  • Egypt receives Arab billions, names prime minister

    July 9, 2013 | 10:45 am

    Egypt named an interim prime minister on Tuesday and rich Gulf states poured in $8 billion in aid, as the biggest Arab nation sought ways out of a crisis a day after troops killed dozens of Islamists.

    Interim head of state Adli Mansour announced a faster-than-expected timetable...

  • U.S. to give Syrian rebels medical, food aid, not arms

    February 28, 2013 | 10:09 am

    The United States said on Thursday it will for the first time give non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels and more than double its aid to Syria's civilian opposition, disappointing opponents of President Bashar Assad clamoring for Western weapons.

    The U.S. cast the aid as a way to...

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  • Protestant churches’ letter on Israel straining ties with Jews

    October 16, 2012 | 11:19 am

    When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it.

    Already, one major American Jewish group has canceled its...

  • Claims Conference steps up aid to Greek Holocaust survivors

    June 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    The Claims Conference is tripling its aid to Greece’s Holocaust survivors in light of the country’s economic crisis and funding an education program on anti-Semitism due to the recent rise of a neo-Nazi party.

    The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which...

  • Aid groups urge Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    Fifty international aid groups and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal on Thursday calling on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas Islamists.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation...

  • Reconsideration of state aid to Jewish schools is welcome

    April 19, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    For decades, the American Jewish community has debated the advisability, constitutionality and necessity of government aid to Jewish (and other faiths’) parochial schools. But with the United States still experiencing tough economic challenges, the American Jewish community finds...

  • Clinton unfreezes Palestinian aid despite congressional objection

    April 17, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overruled a hold by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on Palestinian aid, allowing $147 million U.S. funds to flow to the West Bank and Gaza.

    The aid package is expected to move forward even though it is not...

  • Palestinian Authority blames Gaza for deficit mess

    April 11, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Paying for the upkeep of the Gaza Strip while its political rival actively blocks revenues flowing back is taking its toll on the deficit-racked Palestinian Authority.

    The Western-backed PA, many of whose top leaders belong to the mainstream Fatah movement, says it has poured around...

  • Congressmen threaten PA aid over Helen Thomas award

    April 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA.

    Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the...

  • UCLA homeless aid group headed to White House

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 8, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    A UCLA student group that supports the homeless is headed to the White House, one of five initiatives to win the White House’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge. The White House selected 15 finalists from hundreds of applicants, and online voters chose the top five.

    “It’s...

  • Egypt: U.S. aid cut may force Israel treaty review

    February 16, 2012 | 8:45 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood has warned that Egypt may review its 1979 peace deal with Israel if the United States cuts aid to the country, a move that could undermine a cornerstone of Washington’s Middle East policy.

    Washington has said the aid is at risk due to an Egyptian probe into...

  • Israel to send quake aid to Turkey [UPDATE]

    October 25, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    Israel said on Tuesday it was launching an airlift of supplies to help Turkey cope with a devastating earthquake, following a request from Ankara, with a first shipment of prefabricated homes destined for shipment on Wednesday.

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Ankara had sought the...

  • Turkey quake kills at least 279, hundreds missing [UPDATE]

    October 24, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    [UPDATE: 10:43 a.m.]

    Rescuers searched the rubble of collapsed buildings Monday for survivors and victims of a major earthquake that killed at least 279 people and injured more than 1,300 in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.

    Rescue and relief efforts focused on the city of Van and...

  • Turkey rejects earthquake aid offers, including Israel’s

    October 24, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Turkey has rejected all international aid, including an Israeli offer, in the wake of a strong earthquake that collapsed buildings and left hundreds dead.

    Sunday’s temblor, which measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and was centered in southeastern Turkey, was felt in central Tel Aviv,...

  • Opinion: Putting a price tag on Israel aid

    October 20, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    In my last piece, I highlighted a Washington Post column in which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walter Pincus urged that the $3 billion aid package to Israel be re-examined.

    Israel, with a population of seven million, receives $3 billion a year from the United States while the...

  • GOP candidates push back on cutting aid to Israel

    October 19, 2011 | 11:47 am

    Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain pushed back against a proposal by Ron Paul to cut funding to Israel.

    Paul, a Texas congressman, during the GOP debate Tuesday in Las Vegas repeated his proposal to cut foreign aid, including the $3 billion Israel...

  • Romney would up defense aid to Israel

    October 7, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    Mitt Romney said he would increase defense assistance to Israel, raise the U.S. military profile near Iran and recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and frontrunner in the bid to secure the Republican nomination for president, delivered the...

  • U.S. scrambles to keep Palestinian aid flowing

    October 3, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    The Obama administration is lobbying Congress to unblock $200 million in aid for the Palestinian Authority that was frozen due to its bid for U.N. recognition of statehood over U.S. and Israeli objections.

    State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Monday the...

  • House committee chair places hold on Palestinian aid

    October 3, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is holding back nearly $200 million in humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

    Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is keeping her House of Representatives committee from considering approval of $192 million in...

  • 78 Million Reasons to Love the People of Japan

    By Ilana Angel

    August 19, 2011 | 12:30 am

    In a world of chaos, it is hard to look at the recent news stories in London, Israel, or the Sudan, and not feel sadness for humanity.  Human beings are more alike than we are different, and that we are able to so easily hate and hurt each other weighs heavy on my heart.  My life is...

  • House warns P.A. on statehood moves

    July 8, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives threatened to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority if it pursues recognition of statehood outside negotiations with Israel.

    A resolution passed Thursday night 406-6 “affirms that Palestinian efforts to circumvent direct negotiations and...

  • Report: U.S. to offer Turkey major role in Mideast talks if it stops Gaza flotilla

    June 3, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    The U.S. government is considering to offer Turkey a deal in which Ankara would stop a second Gaza flotilla that is due to depart later this month in exchange for the opportunity to host an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Ankara, the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman reported...

  • ‘Navy prepared to board flotilla ships if they don’t stop’

    May 31, 2011 | 8:03 am

    The Israel Navy is prepared to intercept and take control of the ships participating in the new flotilla to the Gaza Strip, a senior Navy officer said Tuesday on the anniversary of the IDF operation to stop the Mavi Marmara that ended in the death of nine Turkish nationals.

    “We will...

  • Israeli military aid delegation to Japan returns home

    April 12, 2011 | 10:23 am

    The Israel Defense Forces’ aid delegation to Japan returned home, leaving medical equipment behind for local doctors to use.

    The delegation, which brought 62 tons of medical supplies and 18 tons of humanitarian aid to the city of Minami-Sanriko, hard hit by the earthquake and...

  • Netanyahu to UN Chief: Upcoming Gaza flotilla must be stopped

    April 1, 2011 | 8:23 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday to stop the impending flotilla that is supposed to set sail to the Gaza Strip in May.

    The Israeli prime minister told the UN Chief that the flotilla is being organized by extreme Islamists that are...

  • Israel sends medical delegation to Japan

    March 21, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Israel has sent a medical delegation to Japan to help victims of the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami.

    Two doctors and an Israel Defense Forces Homefront Command officer arrived Monday in Japan to determine what is required to send a full-scale medical delegation and the...

  • GOP House freshmen sign on to Israel aid letter

    February 16, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    The majority of Republican freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a letter committing to current levels of defense assistance to Israel.

    Among the 87 freshmen, 65 have signed the letter initiated by Reps. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) and Austin Scott (R-Ga.) to the...

  • Egypt ‘working group’ says cut off aid

    February 3, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A “working group on Egypt” that includes prominent conservatives and liberals urged the Obama administration to cut assistance to Egypt if violence continues.

    “Until unrestrained thug violence began on February 1, the Working Group was hopeful that the Egyptian military would play a...

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