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  • AIPAC holds fire as Iran deadline looms

    6 hours ago

    As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet – the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

    Israel deeply distrusts the attempt to reach a deal at talks in Vienna that would lift harsh international...

  • Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Does it matter?

    6 hours ago

    On Sunday, Israel’s Cabinet is set to advance a controversial bill that if passed by the Knesset would enshrine into law Israel’s status as a Jewish state. The nation-state law, as it is being called, has support from much of Israel’s governing coalition but has faced opposition...

  • Combating Hatred: Honoring The Five Men Who Died in Jerusalem

    By Beit T'shuvah

    8 hours ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am sitting in the lounge at the Los Angeles Airport, on my way to Florida with my wife to help her 102+ year-old mother, Molly, move into assisted living. I am thinking about Molly’s life and how she has survived on her own to this day. She says it is...

  • Obama: Helping terror go nuclear

    8 hours ago

    Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun. Congress showed...

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  • The Status Quo Myth

    1 day ago

    With tensions still high in Jerusalem and throughout the rest of Israel, the latest buzzword that is being bounced around in the regional and international media is "status quo".  More specifically, Israel is accused by the Arabs and their supporters of trying to change the status...

  • It’s still about democracy

    1 day ago

    When I was in Jerusalem during the week before the November 18 horrific attack by Palestinian militants at a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood – in which four beloved and esteemed rabbis, and a courageous Druze policeman were murdered – I could already feel the tension...

  • Exchanging charges of incitement, Israelis and Palestinians stand firm

    1 day ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the wake of the most recent spate of violence that is reverberating through Israel and the Palestinian territories, newspapers, television and street corner debates are all focusing on the issue of incitement – albeit perhaps...

  • WATCH: How did Berkley students react to ISIS and Israel flags waved on campus?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 day ago

    We've all been reading about anti- Semitism and anti-Israelism on U.S campuses. Time and time again, we witness the hatred casued by ignorence, and get a bit more frightened about our future generation. As it turns out, it's not only modern-day anti- Semitism we need to fear, but...

  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    1 day ago

    An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks.

    Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping "until further notice" the work of Arab...

  • Israeli shipping giant has not suspended operations in Long Beach

    By Jared Sichel

    2 days ago

    On Wednesday morning a spokesman for Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. in Israel denied in an interview a previous report that the shipping giant has suspended its operations in Long Beach and Oakland. He said Zim’s operations and shipments have not been impacted by the...

  • So right, yet so wrong: The truth Sheldon Adelson told us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    2 days ago

    The media has covered casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s address to the Israeli-American Council, a recently formed organization of Israelis who live in the United States, many of whom have truthfully become Israeli Americans.

    When asked what to do about the land and what to do...

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    2 days ago

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Israel blows up home of Palestinian who rammed car at Jerusalem tram stop

    2 days ago

    Israel on Wednesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian who last month ran over and killed two people at a Jerusalem tram stop, a day after two militants killed four rabbis and a policeman at a synagogue in the city.

    The home of Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, was blown up before...

  • Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    2 days ago

    Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements in the West Bank, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

    Jerusalem's municipal planning committee authorised 50 new...

  • Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

    2 days ago

    On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.

    The bloodstains had been washed away. But four memorial candles burned as about a...

  • Ten Lessons Learned from a Rabbi’s Murder.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 days ago

    1- The world is random.  No amount of holiness or payer can save a pious man from random evil.  Rabbi Moshe Twersky was a teacher of American students in Israel. His grandfather, had ordained 2,000 rabbis. His father, Rabbi Isadore Twersky, was a prominent American-Jewish leader,...

  • With pro-Israel groups all but absent, UCLA student government endorses divestment

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    UPDATE, 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19: UCLA Chancellor Gene Block released a statement, which reads in part: "UCLA and the UCLA Foundation share the Board of Regents conviction that divestment decisions should not hold any one organization or country to a different standard than...

  • The David and Goliath exchange, part 3: On the dishonesty of Palestine’s most vocal intellectual

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Joshua Muravchik is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies and formerly a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has published more than three hundred articles on politics and...

  • Celebrating the murder of Jews

    By David Suissa

    3 days ago

    What happens when extremism dominates a whole society?

    When I saw thousands of Palestinian civilians celebrating the cold-blooded murder of four rabbis praying in a synagogue, I had to ask myself: Could I ever imagine thousands of Jews celebrating the murder of four Muslim sheiks...

  • Israeli synagogues instructed to hire security guards

    3 days ago

    In the wake of a deadly attack in Jerusalem, synagogues throughout Israel have been instructed to place security guards at their entrances.

    Israel’s public security minister, Yitzhak Aharonovich, also announced on Tuesday that his office would ease requirements for gun licenses.

    ...
  • Thousands mourn U.S.-Israeli rabbi killed in Jerusalem

    3 days ago

    Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews swayed in prayer at the funeral of U.S.-Israeli rabbi Moshe Twersky, a descendant of two rabbinical dynasties who was killed on Tuesday alongside three other rabbis in a Palestinian attack on a synagogue.

    [Related: Born in Kansas City, transformed...

  • Kalman Levine: Born in Kansas City, transformed in L.A., murdered in Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    Rabbi Kalman Levine, born Cary Levine in Kansas City, Mo. on June 30, 1959, was murdered Tuesday morning in a terror attack at Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. He was in the middle of the daily morning prayer service.

    A man who in many ways...

  • Timeline: Rising violence in Israel

    3 days ago

    Over the past several weeks, tension and violence have risen steadily in Jerusalem, culminating in Tuesday's attack on a synagogue in which four Israeli worshippers were shot and knifed to death by Palestinians assailants.

    Three of Tuesday's victims held joint Israeli-U.S....

  • REALITY CHECK: Watch the word “terror” disappear from reports on today’s J’lem attack

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    Today, we woke to horrifying news: Palestinian terrorists entered a synagogue in Jerusalem early in the morning, in a killing spree. Armed with guns, knives and axes they murdered four Jewish men who were praying peacefully. Eight others were wounded, among which two police...

  • Kerry calls Jerusalem synagogue attack ‘senseless brutality’

    4 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry described an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue by two suspected Palestinian men armed with axes and knives that left four dead on Tuesday was an act of "senseless brutality".

    "This simply has no place in human behavior," Kerry told reporters ahead...

  • Palestinians kill five in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack, Netanyahu condemns

    4 days ago

    Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers and an Israeli police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.

    [Follow @jewishjournal for breaking...

  • All women win as Israel battles breast cancer

    4 days ago

    As October Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, the Old City walls in Jerusalem were illuminated with pink lights. But Israel’s promotion of breast cancer awareness is not just for show—Israel continues to be a global leader in breast cancer detection, research, and...

  • Israel’s CyberGym leads in protection from cyber attacks

    4 days ago

    This story orignally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Striving to meet the increasingly daunting challenge of protecting the Israel Electric Company's (IEC) national infrastructures from cyber attacks and intrusions numbering in the thousands has spawned the creation of CyberGym, a...

  • Israeli economy shrinks annualized 0.4 per cent in Q3 on Gaza war

    4 days ago

    Israel's economy contracted for the first time in more than five years in the third quarter, as growth was hit by the effects of a war with Islamist militants in Gaza.

    Gross domestic product fell 0.4 percent in the July-September period, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels

    4 days ago

    Egypt will double the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip to 0.62 miles after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year.

    Egypt declared a state of emergency in the border area after at...

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