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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, Brazilian Jews Slam Recall Of Brazilian Ambassador From Tel Aviv

07/25/2014
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Representatives of Brazil’s Jewish community said their government’s recall of its ambassador from Israel amounted to a defense of Hamas

Report: Israel Rejects John Kerry's Gaza Ceasefire Plan

Full details not yet available; Hamas has not responded to the proposal, according to Reuters.

07/25/2014
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet has rejected proposals for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and is seeking changes to the plans, a government source told Reuters on Friday.

Full details of the proposed truce have not been released, Reuters said, but the government official, who declined to be named, said Israel wanted modifications before agreeing to any end to hostilities. Hamas has yet to respond to the proposed ceasefire, according to Reuters.

Kerry addressed AIPAC's policy convention in March. Getty Images

The South Speaks

The JW's video blogger speaks with a school administrator in Sderot.

Three IDF Soldiers Killed In Gaza Home Explosion

07/24/2014
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Three Israeli soldiers were killed in a Gaza house rigged with explosives.

Seven soldiers also were wounded in Wednesday’s explosion, which caused the house to cave in.

Obama Administration Presses For $225M Addition To Iron Dome Funding

07/24/2014
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The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

150 Palestinians Arrested In Raids On Southern Gaza

07/24/2014
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Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers.

About 70 of the arrested Gazan Palestinians, who are suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks, were transferred for interrogation, The Times of Israel reported, citing an Israeli military spokeswoman.

Strike Kills At Least 15 In Gaza

School serving as U.N. shelter hit by missiles; Hamas, Israeli dispute rockets' source.

07/22/2014
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At least 15 people were killed and 200 injured when a U.N. school in northern Gaza serving as a shelter for displaced Palestinians was shelled.

Palestinian relatives grieve as they carry the bodies of two toddlers killed during an Israeli strike. Getty Images
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