Israel

Everyone Loves Israel?

AIPAC has record 14,000 attendees and Congressional support. But what about the White House?

03/05/2014
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Washington, D.C. — A black revivalist minister leads thousands of people, who are out of their seats and clapping their hands, in a rousing spiritual and praises the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the traditionally pro-Israel lobby; Latinos and African-Americans describe their love for the Jewish state; 2,300 high school and college students give full voice to their solidarity with Jerusalem; and Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress outdo each other in expressing their unyielding commitment to the people and state of Israel.

Gary Rosenblatt

Crimea River Of Complexity

Ukraine conflict has ripple effect on Mideast crises, given Russia’s key role.

03/04/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — Russia’s military takeover of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea couldn’t seem more distant from the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through Washington this week for White House talks with President Obama, many officials and analysts back home see the potential for fallout in places like the Middle East.

The Russian incursion into Crimea, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, is complicating the Mideast picture.Getty

Sandstorms Hit Israel

03/04/2014
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A severe sandstorm struck Israel this week for the second time in two years, disrupting air travel, increasing air pollution and forcing persons with respiratory problems to remain indoors.

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End The Prohibition On Proselytizing To Non-Jews

03/04/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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When news broke last month that Yair Netanyahu, the oldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was dating a young woman from Norway, many in the Jewish state declared the affair a “shanda,”or a shame. The young man’s uncle even went as far as addressing his nephew publicly and urged him to end the relationship and find himself a Jewish spouse.

Steven M. Cohen and Marco Greenberg

Inside The Bubble

The AIPAC conference's speakers present a perspective that ranges from A to B.

03/03/2014
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Washington, D.C. — A black revivalist minister leads more than 10,000 people, who are out of their seats and clapping their hands, in a rousing spiritual and praises the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the traditionally pro-Israel lobby; Latinos and other minorities describe their love for the Jewish state; 2,300 high school and college students give full voice to their solidarity with Jerusalem; and Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress out-do each other in expressing their unyielding commitment to the people and state of Israel.

Combatting BDS On Campus

How do you combat BDS on college campuses? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with David Berman, assistant director, Hillel at Binghamton about the recent mock eviction notices placed on Jewish students' doors and how Hillel is training students to combat BDS.

Jersey Rabbi Drew Ire Of Traffic-Jamming Christie Pals, Documents Show

02/27/2014
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Rabbi Mendel Carlebach, a Chabad rabbi and chaplain for the Port Authority Police Department, has been unwittingly dragged into the so-called "bridge-gate" political scandal embroiling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration.

Google Acquires Another Israeli Startup, SlickLogin

Company boasts of IDF experience to provide 'military-grade' data security.

02/17/2014
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Google has acquired the Israeli internet security start-up SlickLogin.

The Israeli company made the announcement Sunday on the homepage of its website.

SlickLogin won over Google even before it gained clients.

Operation Human Warmth

Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look at Operation Human Warmth, an operation led by Dror-Israel movement, The General Federation of  Students, Young Workers (hanoar halved vehalomed) and Israeli Flying Aid that collects winter supplies for those displaced by the civil war in Syria.

After Birthright, Israel Is My Second Home

When I first heard of Birthright I wanted to go. I had many friends and cousins who had gone, too, and were all so excited after the trip. So finally this winter I was able to go. I wanted to see my history and see where Judaism came from because it is me.

Lindsey Cohen, floating happily on the Dead Sea. Courtesy Jewish Child Care Association
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