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Lifeline For The Aliyah From Hell

Year-old nonprofit offers helping hand for immigrants who feel abandoned by Israeli government.

06/21/2016 - 18:33
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — In the spring of 2014, LiAmi Lawrence boarded a plane in Los Angeles and moved to Israel. A PR professional and a former media director of the Israeli consulate, Lawrence, then 50, thought he knew enough about the country to ensure a successful aliyah.

In Israel, Olim are greeted with great fanfare, but some find that soon after arriving, government support dries up.Getty Images

Lieberman Response To Tel Aviv Shootings Unexpectedly Moderate

In first public test, Israel’s new defense minister remains consistent with past policies.

06/14/2016 - 14:54
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — The day after two Palestinian cousins shot up a restaurant at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, killing four Israelis in the worst terrorist attack in an eight-month wave of violence, the plaza outside the upscale mall was teeming with politicians, curiosity seekers, police special forces and wait staff still slightly stunned from the news of the attack.

An Israeli man lights a candle outside Max Brenner restaurant in Sarona Market the day after the shootings. Lior Mizrahi/Getty I

At Funeral, Tel Aviv Terror Victim’s Father Slams Government Response

06/10/2016 - 09:36

 The father of one of the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack at a Tel Aviv shopping center criticized the Israeli government for not doing enough to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

amily and friends mourning at the funeral ceremony of Ido Ben Ari, who died in Wednesday's terror attack. JTA

4 Tel Aviv Attack Victims Remembered

06/09/2016 - 13:14

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Michael Feige, a sociologist and anthropologist specializing in Israeli society, was among the four victims being mourned in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s terror attack in Tel Aviv.

Michael Feige, 58, a professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was one of the victims of Wednesday's attack. Youtube/JTA

Liberman Pledges Response To Tel Aviv Terror Attack

06/09/2016 - 09:21

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government’s security cabinet met to discuss the terror attack at a popular central Tel Aviv site that left four dead.

Earlier Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited the Sarona Market where the Wednesday night attack by two Palestinian assailants took place and asserted that Israel would respond.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman drinking coffee at Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, a day after a deadly attack. JTA

4 Killed, 3 Badly Injured In Suspected Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack

06/08/2016 - 15:40

Four people were killed and three were seriously injured in a shooting at an outdoor shopping center in Tel Aviv.

Israeli security forces arriving at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, June 8, 2016. JTA

New ‘Schisms’ On Jerusalem Day

March through Muslim Quarter points to continuing friction over reunification.

06/08/2016 - 08:12
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — It was barely 4 p.m. on Sunday when Rami Sambusek started stacking up plastic chairs outside the Basti Pizza Restaurant in the heart of the Old City’s Muslim Quarter as the final customers lingered. 

Jerusalem Day festivities outside the Damascus Gate. “Jerusalem is ours — all parts of it,” said a Knesset member. Joshua Mitnic

SodaStream Gets Into The Beer Business With New Home Brewing System

06/02/2016 - 11:33

SodaStream, the Israeli company that brought homemade carbonated drinks to kitchens around the world, is making a bid to conquer the home pub with the introduction of Beer Bar, its first homemade brew.

Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum posing for a photograph at the SodaStream factory next to the city of Rahat, Israel. JTA

LGBT Mission Aiming To ‘Broaden The Tent’

In Israel, JFNA participants push hot-button marriage issues, stand with country’s gay community.

06/01/2016 - 08:25
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial and museum, is a mandatory stop for every mission organized by the Jewish Federations of North America, but Nazi persecution of the Jews, not persecution of gays and lesbians, is the central focus of the center.

A different stone wall: Participants in this week’s LGBT mission sponsored by JFNA visit the Western Wall. Eyal Warsavsky

New Stage For Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick: The Knesset

05/31/2016 - 12:21

Tel Aviv — A year and a half ago he was a fringe Temple Mount activist expected to die, the victim of a point-blank assassination attempt.

On a tour of the Temple Mount, Yehuda Glick shows religious Jews a diagram of the Jewish temple that once stood. JTA
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