Israel’s Second Medal In Rio Comes Again From Judo

08/15/2016 - 10:23

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Ori Sasson of Israel won a bronze medal in the men’s judo over-100 kg. competition.

Or Sasson kissing his bronze medal on the podium during the Men’s +100kg Judo contest in Rio de Janeiro (Elsa/Getty Images)

Rio Pays Tribute To 11 Israeli Victims Of ’72 Munich Olympic Massacre

08/15/2016 - 10:18

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, Brazilian senior officials joined sports activists from Israel and elsewhere at a commemoration of the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

The 11 Israeli victims of the massacre at the ’72 Munich Olympics. (JTA)

The Pressing Need For A Two-State Strategy

08/02/2016 - 10:26
Special To The Jewish Week

There is almost universal agreement that a two-state solution — Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and Palestine as a state for the Palestinians — is not going to happen in the foreseeable future. The question is: What should Israel do to deal with this reality? 

Robert Sugarman

Israel and U.S. Close To Signing Aid Deal

Final round of negotiations is underway as deal comes to fruition.

08/01/2016 - 16:12
Editorial Intern

A senior Israeli official is set to meet with members of the Obama Administration Monday to finalize an aid deal between the two countries, according to a statement released by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office last week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House in 2014.  Win McNamee/Getty Images.

How Trump Would Shake Up Mideast Policy

07/27/2016 - 09:11
Editor and Publisher

Like many Orthodox Jews here, David Friedman, a successful attorney who lives in the Five Towns, is an outspoken supporter of Israel who feels the Obama administration has been a disaster in terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Gary Rosenblatt

Why I Do Call Israel Out On The Occupation

07/26/2016 - 10:26
Special To The Jewish Week

David Bernstein has written an articulate defense of those who, like him, refuse to denounce the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, or, in some extreme cases, even admit that an occupation exists (“Why I Don’t Call Israel Out on the Occupation,” Opinion, July 8). He argues that simply calling for an immediate end to the occupation does not recognize the complexity of the situation and will not bring peace and security to Israel.

Martin I. Bresler

Cruz Disses Trump, Looks To 2020

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who has been praised in the Anglo-Jewish and Israeli media as a strong supporter of the Jewish state, declared "America stands with Israel" to loud cheers from the convention floor, but didn't expand on the topic.  

European Leaders Turn To Israel For Militant-Spotting Technology

In the wake of recent terror attacks by self-radicalized militants, the European Union looks to Israel for advanced detection technology.

07/19/2016 - 15:45
Editorial Intern

The European Union, whose member nations are increasingly the targets of terrorism, is turning to Israel to detect terrorism and prevent attacks.

European Union flag flies over the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. Ahmad Gharabli/Getty Images.

Israel Gives Back: Supporting Teens That Need Extra Support

What is it about Israel that draws so much attention and interest? In this case, it's the positive attention and focus that is in the spotlight. Since the early nineteen hundreds (and possibly millennia earlier), Israel attracted Jewish youth looking for adventures and an opportunity to prove that they are better than what their previous circumstances set them up to be.

A participant in Free Spirit Israel. Courtesy of Tamir Rotman

Israeli Golfer Laetitia Beck Set To Compete In 2016 Olympics

First golfer from Israel to compete in the Olympics strives to stay apolitical while popularizing the sport back home.

07/13/2016 - 14:54
Editorial Intern

Professional golfer Laetitia Beck has an Israeli flag stitched onto the front of her golf bag. 

Laetitia Beck is ready to represent Israel as the only golfer on the country's Olympic team. Donald Miralle/Getty Images.
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