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Kidnapped Boys Found In Field

Boys were likely shot close to time of kidnapping.

06/30/2014
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The Israeli military has found three bodies believed to be those of the missing teenagers who disappeared more than two weeks ago while hitchhiking home from their yeshiva in the occupied West Bank, a senior government official told The New York Times.

About 1,000 people turned out at a midtown rally to support three kidnapped Israeli students. Michael Datikash/JW

Israel’s Supreme Court Voids Rabbinical Court Ruling Requiring Bris

06/30/2014
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JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court nullified a rabbinical court ruling that required a mother to circumcise her son.

Unable To Collect, Terror Victims Sue To Seize Iran's Internet Assets

06/27/2014
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Stymied in attempts to collect more than $1.2 billion in court judgments against Iran for its sponsorship of terror attacks in Israel, 60 Americans who were victims of those attacks or whose family members were victims have filed a federal suit seeking permission to sell all of Iran’s Internet domain names and licenses.

Israeli Jews Believe They Share A Fate With Diaspora, Poll Finds

06/26/2014
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Substantial majorities of Israeli Jews believe they share a fate with Diaspora Jews and that the Israeli government should take into account how its decisions affect the Diaspora.

In Settlement Bloc, Kidnapping Shakes Sense Of Security

Residents of suburban Gush Etzion struggling for normalcy.

06/24/2014
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Efrat, West Bank (JTA) — At a shopping center in the middle of Efrat, families eat pizza, a deliveryman unloads a cart and a barista serves coffee. On a passing bus, a banner reads “Gush Etzion — an Israeli home.”

Israeli soldiers guard the roadside hitchhiking area at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank. Flash 90

Adelsons To Donate $25M To West Bank’s Ariel U.

06/24/2014
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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, will donate a total of $25 million to Ariel University in the West Bank settlement.

Mother Of Kidnapped Naftali Frenkel Tells U.N.: ‘Much More Can Be Done’

06/24/2014
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Jerusalem — The mother of Naftali Frenkel implored the U.N. Human Rights Council to help find her son and two other abducted Israeli teenagers.

Rift With Presbyterians Likely

Convention votes narrowly to divest from companies it says profit from Israel's control of Palestinian territories.

06/22/2014
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The Presbyterian Church’s decision Friday to divest from three American businesses that operate in the West Bank will likely strengthen international sanctions efforts against Israel, and will weaken interfaith ties between the Jewish and Presbyterian communities, Jewish leaders said this week.

Presbyterians at their 221st General Assembly meeting in Detroit, Mich. Via religionnews.com

Palestinian Teen Dies In Clashes With IDF Troops

06/20/2014
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A Palestinian teenager was killed in a clash with Israeli troops searching for three abducted Israeli youths in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said.

Troops Search 100 Locations, Detain More Palestinians In Search

06/19/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli troops detained 30 Palestinian suspects overnight as it continued to search for the kidnapped Israeli teens.

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