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Israel’s economy set to rebound following ceasefire

01 September 2014

By Ze’ev Ben-Yechiel   JERUSALEM (TNA) — Despite the numerous setbacks suffered in Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s economy remains resilient. Amid news of massive budget cuts needed to pay for the latest war and losses to the tourism and retail industries, statistics from many sources project a rapid economic recovery and continued growth of one of […]

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‘Kippah Walk’ in Sweden protests anti- Semitism

01 September 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (WJC) – A representative of the World Jewish Congress was present at a demonstration against growing anti-Semitism in Stockholm on Sunday, August 31.  WJC CEO Robert Singer was one of more than a thousand people who took part in the Kippah Walk organized by the Swedish Jewish community in the capital, which came […]

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New group protests anti- Semitism in U.K.

01 September 2014

LONDON (WJC) –The newly-formed Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS) in Britain has said Jews were facing “levels of anti-Semitism not seen in this country for almost a century”. The CAAS and around 3,000 supporters held a rally in London on Sunday to demand greater action by the police and the government to combat hostility towards Jews […]

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JNS news briefs: September 1, 2014

01 September 2014

Syrian mortar explodes in Israeli territory (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A mortar shell fired from Syria exploded in Israeli territory on Monday morning, causing no injuries or damage, as fierce fighting continued between the Syrian military and rebels on the Syrian side of the border near the Quneitra border crossing. The Syrian military is reportedly […]

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Southern Israeli children return to school

01 September 2014

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (TNA) –On Monday, September 1, schools across Israel opened the school year, as 2,105,394 children took their places in the classrooms a week after a 50-day war with Hamas ended in a ceasefire agreement on August 26. In southern Israel, where cities and communities were most affected by Hamas rocket fire […]

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APN demands Israel undo ‘State Land’ declaration

01 September 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Americans for Peace Now (APN) joins its Israeli sister organization, Shalom Achshav (Peace Now), in strongly condemning the Israeli government’s decision to take over a large swath of West Bank land to expand Gva’ot, a settlement-in-the-making west of Bethlehem, as well as neighboring settlements. The Obama administration reportedly called on […]

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Obama must focus on jihadist enemy, not on golf game

31 August 2014

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle—Sun  Tzu, The Art of War By […]

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Book tells of 10-year-old who eluded the Nazis

31 August 2014

Running From Giants: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child by Margareta Ackerman, Ph.D. Illustrations by Vivien Mildenberger. © 2013, ISBN: 9781492330967, 81 pages. By Donald H. Harrison   SAN DIEGO—This book retells the stories of author Ackerman’s grandfather Srulik, who against all odds survived the Holocaust as a child after running away in […]

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Netanyahu, Obama & Abbas fascinate the cynics

31 August 2014

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — We’ve known for a long time that politics combines theater with serious business. How much of each can vary from place to place and within each place by circumstances. Israeli pundits are having fun with recordings of Netanyahu’s hyperbolic promises and subsequent behavior. The Prime Minister has lost ground with […]

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Answering a liberal Jewish critic of Israel

31 August 2014

By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel –One of my readers asked for help in answering friends who have been “awakened” to anti-Zionism by Antony Lerman, who recently wrote, “The End of Liberal Zionism” (8/22/14) in The NY Times Sunday Review. Lerman writes on the subjects of anti-Semitism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, multiculturalism, and the place of […]

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Gaza death toll mounts; new attacks from Samaria

31 August 2014

By Aryeh Savir JERUSALEM (TNA) — Sgt. Shahar Shalev, aged 20, a fighter in the elite Paratrooper Recon Unit, died Sunday morning, August 31,  of wounds he incurred during Operation ‘Protective Edge’. Shahar is the 72nd Israeli casualty of the operation and the 66th soldier to fall. Shalev was operating with his unit in Khan Yunis when it […]

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Drone from Syria shot down over Israel

31 August 2014

By Ze’ev Ben-Yechiel JERUSALEM (TNA)–An Israel Air Force Patriot missile shot down an unmanned drone Sunday afternoon  August 31, that entered Israeli airspace near the Syrian border town of Kuneitra. As the Syrian civil war continues to spill over in the north, the IDF warns that it will not tolerate violations of the sovereignty of the […]

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Germany – a repeat of history?

31 August 2014

By Sheila Orysiek SAN DIEGO– Through the centuries Jews in Europe were treated as if they were foreigners, interlopers, intruders and aliens; unwanted, unneeded and uninvited. But, overwhelmingly they originally came at the invitation of the local prince because of their skills and connections in commerce and crafts. However, as they succeeded and as the […]

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Sound of explosion united restaurant patrons

30 August 2014

By Rabbi Ben Kamin MONROVIA, California — It was a quiet, routine morning at the buffet breakfast at an agreeable family hotel in this Los Angeles suburb.  People politely waited in turn for their jolt of coffee drawn from large standing thermoses; some were still half-asleep but all generally content with this modern American ritual […]

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