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DC's Newseum Reconsidering Honor For Hamas-linked Cameramen

05/13/2013

 

The Newseum said it was reconsidering its decision to honor slain cameramen employed by a Hamas affiliate.

The Washington-based Newseum, run by the Freedom Forum, a foundation promoting a free press, annually honors journalists killed in the line of duty.

This year’s ceremony, taking place Monday, was to have included Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, cameramen killed in November by an Israeli strike during Israel’s war that month against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The cameramen were employed by Al Aqsa TV, an arm of Hamas, a group designated by the U.S. State Department as terrorist.

“Serious questions have been raised as to whether two of the individuals included on our initial list of journalists who died covering the news this past year were truly journalists or whether they were engaged in terrorist activities,” the Newseum said in a statement posted Monday.

Haredi Youths Rally At Western Wall To Protest Women's Prayer Group

05/10/2013
JTA

Haredi Orthodox youths gathered in the Western Wall plaza by the thousands to protest Women of the Wall as they held their monthly prayer service.

Report: Netanyahu Promised Kerry To ‘Hold’ Settlement Construction

05/08/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June.

Hadassah To Cut 200 Jobs At Hospital

05/07/2013
Staff Writer

Hadassah Medical Center is preparing to lay off some 200 doctors, nurses, administrative, maintenance and clerical workers this month, and its parent organization may this summer begin pumping in perhaps more than $10 million as the hospital continues struggling for its very survival, The Jewish Week has learned.

The hospital is now bracing for a threatened employee strike once the layoffs are announced.

Hadassah will be pumping $200 million into its Jerusalem Hospital to keep its doors open. Hadassah photo

Israel Protests Google's Recognition Of Palestine

05/06/2013

A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine."

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin also told Google CEO Larry Page in a letter sent Sunday that he was in essence recognizing a Palestinian state that does not exist.

Screenshot of Google Palestine page, via Christian Science Monitor.

After Airstrikes Against Syria, Obama Says U.S. 'Coordinates' With Israel

05/05/2013

An airstrike on a military research center in Syria, the second attack on Israel's northern neighbor in three days, is being blamed on Israel.

Syrian state media accused Israel of the early Sunday morning attack on what it identified as the Jamraya military research center, located about ten miles from the border with Lebanon. Israel attacked the center in January, U.S officials said at the time of that strike.

Councilmen Demand Accountability For Brooklyn College BDS Event

05/03/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Unwilling to accept the City University of New York's report last month on the handling of an anti-Israel event at Brooklyn College, five members of the City Council are demanding that an administrator at Brooklyn College be held accountable for her actions.

Bomb Threats At Houston Synagogues

05/02/2013

Two Houston synagogues received bomb threats.

The bomb threats were called in to Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue, and Congregation Or Ami, a Conservative synagogue, on Wednesday afternoon.

Both synagogues canceled Hebrew school classes for Thursday but said they would reopen Friday with more security, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Houston Police Department, Anti-Defamation League, FBI and Department of Homeland Security all were notified about the threats, Congregation Beth Israel told the Houston Chronicle in an email.

Monsey Woman Sues Lancome Over Makeup That Didn't Last All Shabbat

05/02/2013

An Orthodox Jewish woman is suing the Lancome cosmetics firm, claiming that its 24-hour makeup does not last as long as advertised and thus prevents her from looking good all Shabbat.

Rorie Weisberg of Monsey, N.Y., in her lawsuit said Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation does not last 24 hours and that the company is practicing false advertising, a violation of New York State business law, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Shots Fired At Hikers, Capping Violent Week In West Bank

04/30/2013

Shots were fired at the car of several Israeli hikers in the West Bank Thursday night.

The hikers were near the settlement of Mitzpe Yericho in the Binyamin region next to the Palestinian city of Jericho when the attack occurred. They reportedly ran to their car when they noticed a suspicious man approaching them. Shots were fired at the car as they drove away, according to reports.

The Israeli army was searching for the attacker, which the IDF Spokespersons office said in a tweet was a Palestinian. It is believed to have been a terrorist attack, according to reports. A European tourist was among the hikers.

The attack came around the same time as a mortar was fired from Gaza at southern Israel. There were no reports of damage or injury.  It is the third explosive fired from Gaza at Israel this week

On Tuesday, a Palestinian stabbed to death an Israeli man at a bus stop in the West Bank.

Eviatar Borovsky, 31, a father of five from the Yitzhar settlement, was killed as he waited for a bus at the Tapuach Junction.

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