Jews Urge Action On Syria As ‘Moral Imperative’

Groups line up behind Obama as they look toward Iran.
09/03/2013 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Congress must support President Barack Obama’s call for a limited military attack on Syria if Obama’s pledge to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear nation is to be believed.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Getty Images

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

09/02/2013 - 20:00

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

08/29/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

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.

In A First, A Royal Will Attend Chief Rabbi's Installation

08/29/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Prince Charles will attend the installation of the United Kingdom’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, the first time a royal has been present at such an occasion, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

Iron Dome Deployed In Tel Aviv As U.S. Moves Closer To Syria Strike

08/29/2013 - 20:00

The Israeli army has deployed the Iron Dome rocket interception system around Tel Aviv in preparation for a possible strike by Syria.

Israeli Architects Defend Mall Plan At Serbia Concentration Camp Site

08/25/2013 - 20:00

An Israeli architectural firm defended its involvement in the planned construction of a shopping mall on a former concentration camp for Jews in Serbia.

Jewish School In Gondar Closes As Ethiopian Aliyah Nears End

08/20/2013 - 20:00

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar to the Ethiopian city’s mayor.

Pick Your Poison

Wiesenthal Center calls for Hitler booze boycott.
08/19/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

L’chaim it ain’t.

Pick your poison. Photo courtesy Simon Wiesenthal Center

End Of The Line In Gondar

As the Jewish community ends its program in Ethiopia, sadness and hope.
08/12/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On Aug. 28, the Jewish Agency for Israel will sponsor the final mass immigration flight of Ethiopians Jews to Israel. The operation will end a multi-decade initiative that has brought more than 100,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

An Ethiopian women gets clearance to immigrate to Israel. Robyn Spector

Jewish Agency Plans $300M Initiative To Boost Birthright, Teen Programs And Aliyah

08/06/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

At a time when Jewish organizations that offer Israel youth trips are struggling to compete with the free Birthright Israel experience, the Jewish Agency For Israel is working to boost participation even higher, the quasi-governmental agency told Haaretz.

A Jerusalem conference will unveil the initiative, a project of the Jewish Agency and the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that could ultimately cost $300 milion, in October. The target for implementation is early 2015.

Some 350,000 college-age youths have participated in Birthright Israel. Photo via
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