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Supermodel Simcha: Bar Refaeli Gives Birth To Baby Girl

08/12/2016 - 09:20

The Israeli model Bar Refaeli has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Supermodel Bar Refaeli, 31, gave birth to healthy baby girl. JTA

Israeli Teen Hurt In Eastern Jerusalem Stabbing

08/11/2016 - 10:53

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli with a screwdriver in eastern Jerusalem, police said.

Israeli teen stabbed while walking toward the Mount of Olives cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons)

Luxe Wars Hit J’salem

‘Double tax’ on absentee homeowners meant to help young residents afford city.

08/09/2016 - 21:36
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — When, in 2010, Sarah Stein and her husband, an upper-middle-class American couple in their 50s, decided to buy a large two-bedroom apartment in Jerusalem, the American economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.

The sales office of a new luxury residential complex that includes penthouses with swimming pools has marketed extensively.

2nd Gaza Humanitarian Worker Indicted For Assisting Hamas

08/09/2016 - 11:25

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A United Nations humanitarian aid worker in Gaza used his position to provide material assistance to the terrorist efforts of Hamas, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said.

Waheed Borsh (Screenshot from Twitter)

US Citizen Killed, Israeli Among Injured In London Stabbing Attack

08/04/2016 - 13:40

Jerusalem — The woman killed in a stabbing attack in London was a U.S. citizen and one of the injured was an Israeli, police told reporters.

London’s Russell Square. Wikimedia Commons

Jerusalem Apartment Tax Fight Splits Generations

Levy on absentee homeowners from diaspora meant to help students afford an increasingly expensive city.

08/03/2016 - 15:45
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — When, in 2010, Sarah Stein and her husband, an upper-middle-class American couple in their 50s, decided to buy a large two-bedroom apartment in Jerusalem, the American economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.

The sales office of a new luxury residential complex that includes penthouses with swimming pools. Michele Chabin/JW

Amar’e Stoudemire To Sign With Jerusalem Basketball Team He Co-Owns

08/01/2016 - 11:37

Jerusalem — Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, reportedly has closed a deal to play with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem, which he co-owns.

Amar’e Stoudemire, then of the New York Knicks, with former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the president’s residence. JTA

Israeli Envoy: Hillary Clinton Led The Way To Gaza Cease-Fire In 2012

07/29/2016 - 11:39

Philadelphia — Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador the the United States, credited Hillary Clinton with the leading role in achieving a cease-fire in Israel’s 2012 conflict with Hamas.

Hillary Clinton campaigning at a Bronx Organizing Event in New York City, April 13, 2016. JTA

Olympic Terror Widow Wins Grudging Victory

After Ankie Spitzer’s 44-year fight with the IOC, Rio Games will include a memorial for the Munich dead.

07/27/2016 - 08:41
Staff Writer

On Sept. 6, 1972, Ankie Spitzer slowly walked around Apartment 3 of 31 Connallystrasse, a duplex dormitory room in the Olympic Village of Munich, where the Summer Olympics were underway.

Spitzer, widow one of the 11 Israelis murdered in 1972, has lobbied since then for a minute of silence. Getty Images

Netanyahu Calls On Arab Citizens To Become More Involved In Israeli Society

07/26/2016 - 10:49

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video message called on Arab citizens of Israel to become more involved in Israeli society.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing Arab citizens in a video message. Screenshot via youtube.com
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