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Israel And U.S. Conduct Joint Missile Test In Mediterranean

09/03/2013
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Israel and the United States carried out a joint missile test in the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s Defense Ministry said.

Russia raised an alarm on Tuesday morning after it detected the unannounced missile launch.

Leaked Report: U.S. Has Counterintelligence Operations Against Israel

08/30/2013
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The United States works actively to thwart spying by Israel on the U.S., just as it does against enemies like Iran, China, Russia and Cuba, according to a secret report published by the Washington Post on Thursday.

Is New Kotel Plan Meant To Split Advocates For Equal Prayer Rights?

Surprise announcement of non-Orthodox zone approved, reluctantly, by Reform and Conservative, but not Women of the Wall.

08/27/2013
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Jerusalem - What the Israeli government is calling an “interim” arrangement to enable more non-Orthodox Jews to pray at Robinson’s Arch has received grudging support from Reform and Conservative leaders but not from Women of the Wall.

The Israeli government’s “interim” arrangement creates a section for mixed-gender prayer.

Seven Lessons Of 5773

The old saying about the holidays always coming early or late isn't quite true.

08/27/2013
Editor And Publisher
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On the cusp of a new Jewish year, here are a few things I absorbed during the one drawing to a close:

The old saying about the Jewish holidays always coming early or late isn’t quite true.

Gary Rosenblatt

In Israel, Time To Make The Cronuts?

08/27/2013
Tel Aviv
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It’s the newest pastry craze sweeping the U.S.: the not-so-appetizingly named cronut. And recently the first cronut — a flaky/chewy cross between a croissant and a doughnut — made landfall in Israel, becoming the first kosher-certified cronut available in the world.

Cronuts: Israel’s Lenchner bakeries bring the “cronut” U.S. pastry craze across the Atlantic. Amy Spiro

‘Alternative Path’ In Sight?

Idea of long-term interim agreement seen as a possibility.

08/14/2013
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — The announcement by Israel’s pro-settler housing minister this week was provocative: a green light to market 1,200 housing units in Jewish communities over the Green Line just days before peace negotiations with the Palestinians are scheduled to take place for the first time in nearly five years.

Secretary of State John Kerry: Seen as effective so far. Getty Images

Ending Ramadan, In Israel

08/13/2013
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With one religion’s holiday season about to start in Israel in a few weeks, another’s ended last week.

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Israeli Drone Strike In Sinai Kills 5, Egyptian Sources Say

08/09/2013
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Egyptian security officials said a strike by an Israeli drone killed five suspected Islamist militants and destroyed a rocket launcher.

Residents heard a large explosion Friday in the region near the border with Israel. The officials told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the attack was in cooperation with Egyptian authorities.

The Israeli military said they are looking into the report.

Egypt’s military and security forces are engaged in long battle against Islamic jihadists in the largely lawless peninsula.

On Thursday, Israel briefly closed an airport near the border after Egyptian officials say they warned of possible militant rocket attacks.

Scuttle Talks Or Strengthen Israel’s Hand?

As peace talks kick off, right wing intensifies efforts to influence their outcome.

08/06/2013
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Washington — Israeli settler leader Dani Dayan has made it his mission over the years to warn members of Congress, particularly Republicans, of the perils of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Jennifer Snukal Brings Energy And English To Israel's 'Real Housewives'

08/01/2013
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The show was supposed to be a celebration of glamor and glitz, but in the second episode it dropped a bombshell: One of the protagonists’ husbands died of cardiac arrest.

The five stars of “Meusharot,” Israel’s version of the “Real Housewives” reality series, handled the news in their own ways. One grappled with her feelings about death. Another baked a cake to bring to the shiva.

Jennifer Snukal: "“We need to take every day like it’s our last day."
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