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  • G8 calls for release of Gilad Shalit

    July 9, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    The Group of Eight leading industrialized nations called on Thursday for the immediately release of Gilad Shalit, after Egyptian-brokered talks to secure the kidnapped Israeli soldier’s release had come to a standstill.

    The G8, meeting in Italy, also called for the immediate opening of the Gaza Strip’s border crossings to allow the entry of humanitarian aid, goods and people into the Hamas-ruled territory. The nations added that this move must not compromise Israel’s safety. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

  • Political realities may doom Olmert’s peace push

    By Leslie Susser

    September 3, 2008 | 7:27 pm

    With his Kadima Party just weeks away from electing a new leader, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is making a concerted last-ditch effort to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians.

    Olmert has drawn up a detailed peace offer and presented it to U.S. and Palestinian leaders. After...

  • Ancient seal unearthed in Jerusalem; Leiberman reassures Muslims

    August 20, 2008 | 2:39 am

    A 2,600-year-old clay seal impression was uncovered in Jerusalem's ancient City of David. Bearing the name Gedaliah ben Pashur, the seal impression was uncovered intact recently during archaeological excavations just below the walls of the Old City near the Dung Gate.

    The name...

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  • Get out of jail free

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 31, 2008 | 2:06 am

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  • Lebanon prisoner swap deal—morale issue forces a hard choice

    July 30, 2008 | 11:20 pm

    The existential reality of an Israeli context, where governmental decisions often have a life and death valence, has been brought home to millions of people these past few weeks, as the Israeli Cabinet made the agonizing decision to authorize the release of the murderer Samir...
  • Candles in the wind

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 3:05 am

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  • U.S. Jews mourn soldiers, pledge to fight for Shalit’s return

    By Ben Harris

    July 17, 2008 | 1:39 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- At the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School here, Rabbi Dov Linzer decided Wednesday that it would be inappropriate to start the day like any other given the news that the two Israeli soldiers abducted by Hezbollah in July 2006 were returned to Israel deceased....
  • No simple answer on return of Israeli POWs

    By Uri Dromi

    July 3, 2008 | 11:35 am

    In the summer of 2006, two Israeli soldiers -- Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser -- were abducted by Hezbollah. Israel reacted by launching a war against this Lebanon-based terrorist organization. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared then that one of the main war aims was to return the...
  • Lawsuit re POW swap involves L.A. family; Student writes guide for U.K.

    July 2, 2008 | 9:55 pm

    Lawsuit Filed to Block Israeli Prisoner Swap Involves L.A. Family's Missing Son

    A day after the Israeli government agreed to trade five Lebanese prisoners for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers whose kidnapping sparked the 2006 war with Hezbollah, a lawsuit was filed in Jerusalem by...

  • Mixed emotions in Israel as Cabinet approves MIA swap

    By Roy Eitan

    June 30, 2008 | 1:15 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Two years after they disappeared into Lebanese captivity, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev are returning to Israel.

    But it’s unlikely to be a happy homecoming for the army reservists.

    According to Israeli assessments, Goldwasser and Regev died as a result of the...

  • Israel-Hamas truce begins and Israelis are ready if it fails

    By Roy Eitan

    June 24, 2008 | 8:39 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- While nowhere near coexistence, Israel and Hamas are trying out an accommodation of sorts with an Egyptian-brokered truce in the Gaza Strip.

    The deal came into effect at dawn on June 19 and seemed to be holding until late Monday night, when a Palestinian mortar...

  • Viewing the truce from many sides

    By Leslie Susser

    June 23, 2008 | 9:47 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli strategic thinkers are deeply divided over the implications of the truce between Israel and the Gaza-based Hamas fundamentalists. But whatever their perspective, most agree that it could have a profound impact on the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

    ...
  • Now that there’s a truce, what about Gilad Shalit?

    By Roy Eitan

    June 23, 2008 | 8:02 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Hamas-Israel cease-fire’s fiercest critics are those some expected to be its greatest beneficiaries: the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    Having pursued a largely low-key campaign for the liberation of their son since he was abducted by...

  • The Ultimate Enigma

    By Rabbi Steven Weil

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Zot chukat haTorah begins this week's parsha, telling us that the subject of the Red Heifer is the chok of the Torah. A chok is a law that is simply incomprehensible. It makes no sense to us whatsoever.

    When I tell you that a person who had become ritually defiled by close contact...

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