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Jewish Agency To Probe MASA Screening After Eilat Shooting By New Yorker

10/05/2012

The Jewish Agency is opening an inquiry into its Oranim program after an American participant gunned down a hotel employee in Eilat.

The Jerusalem Post identified the shooter as William Hershkoviz, 23, of Poughkeepsie, NY. The victim was Armando Abed, a 33-year-old sous-chef from Mi'ilya in the Western Galilee.

Hershkovitz reportedly was fired from his job at the Leonardo Club Hotel after arriving there in late August on a program arranged by the Jewish Agency's MASA program.

New Year, New Flag

Conservative/Masorti movement puts a pluralistic spin on the Simchat Torah flag.

09/25/2012
Staff Writer

When Rabbi Tzvi Graetz was a little boy in the Israel of the 1970s, he would visit the shuk, or market, with his father every High Holiday season to buy flags to wave during Simchat Torah, which celebrates the end of one year of Torah readings and the beginning of a new one.

The Masorti Movement's updated Simchat Torah flag shows women dancing with the scrolls. Photo courtesy Masorti Olami

A Cook’s Entrée Into Israeli Life

08/28/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Who would have thought a chef and cookbook author would ever find herself without even one frying pan in her possession?

That’s exactly what Jamie Geller, author of the “Quick and Kosher” cookbook series and editor of the Joy of Kosher magazine and website, has had to deal with for the past two weeks, since she made aliyah from Monsey, N.Y., to Ramat Beit Shemesh with her husband and five children.

Kosher gourmet Jamie Geller, arriving with her family in Israel, has her eye on the Israeli food scene. Sasson Tiram

Israel Announces Re-Issuing Of Settlement Housing Tenders

01/30/2015
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Israel’s Housing Ministry reissued tenders for the construction of 450 housing units in the West Bank.

In Indirect Message, Hezbollah Asks Israel To Avoid Escalation

01/29/2015
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Tel Aviv — Hezbollah has sent a message to Israel requesting that the sides avoid an escalation of tensions on the Israel-Lebanon border.

2 Soldiers Dead, 7 Wounded As Hezbollah Hits Israeli Tank

01/28/2015
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Tel Aviv — Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded when a Hezbollah anti-tank missile struck an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border.

Gaza Rebuilding Halted For Lack Of Funds

01/28/2015
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Tel Aviv — The reconstruction of Gaza following last summer’s war has been halted because almost none of the pledged funding has been received.

Netanyahu’s ‘Joint’ Pain

Address to a session of Congress moves to center of campaign, seen as blow to U.S.-Israel relations.

01/28/2015
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — The awkward state of Israeli relations with the U.S. administration has been in the mix as an issue in the Israeli election campaign ever since the ruling coalition fell apart in December.

Boehner’s invitation a boon to Bibi? Getty Images

Israeli Left Resurgent As Campaign Rhetoric Escalates Ahead Of March Elections

01/27/2015
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Tel Aviv — Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Knesset on Jan. 21 to answer Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett’s charge that she is post-Zionist, her shrill rebuttal went viral.

Druze Student Beaten In Jerusalem

01/26/2015
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Tel Aviv — A Druze student in Jerusalem was beaten with glass bottles by a gang.

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