Israel News

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

Father Of A (Female) Lone Soldier

The proud and worried papa reflects on the possibility that his daughter, brought up to love Israel, did exactly what she was raised to do: join the IDF. 

 

IDF Strikes Kill Three Hamas Commanders

08/21/2014
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Tel Aviv — Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed three senior Hamas commanders.

Netanyahu Says Gaza Op Will Continue

Prime Minister says he looks forward to restarting negotiations; Abbas could play a 'constructive' role.

08/21/2014
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In statements defending Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he “will look forward to restarting peace negotiations” with the Palestinians.

Israel Attempts Hit On Hamas Commander As Clashes Resume

08/20/2014
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Tel Aviv — Israel attempted to assassinate the head of Hamas’ armed wing as clashes between Hamas and Israel resumed following Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

Jews Press UN Chief On Perceived Anti-Israel Bias

Delegation slams choice to head war crimes probe, UNRWA in meeting with Ban Ki-Moon.

08/20/2014
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A review of 40 United Nations statements made during the Gaza war found that only once was there a mention of Hamas’ so-called “terror tunnels” dug under the Gaza-Israel border to launch terrorist attacks in Israel.

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, told Jewish group he will consider its recommendations. Getty Images

Coexistence Bowed, But Not Broken, By War

Strain on dialogue groups in wake of Gaza conflict, but participants aren’t giving up.

08/19/2014
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Jerusalem — Six times since the start of the Israel-Hamas war this summer, students, parents and teachers at the Hebrew-Arabic Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem marched together along southern Jerusalem’s walking and bike trail, which meanders through Jewish neighborhoods before reaching Beit Safafa, a scenic Arab neighborhood near Malka.

Some 10,000 Israelis attended a peace rally in Tel Aviv. Their signs read, “Where there is no peace, war comes.” Getty Images

Rockets Fired From Gaza Into Israel

Israel began targeting sites in Gaza after Hamas rockets violated 24-hour ceasefire extension.

08/19/2014
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Jerusalem — The Israeli military began targeting sites in Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip on the southern Israeli city of Beersheba in violation of a cease-fire extension.

Hamas fires new rockets into Israel during 24-hour ceasefire extension. Getty Images.
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