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U.S. Consulate Issues Warning On West Bank Travel

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — American citizens should take precautions and avoid demonstrations during travel in the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warned.

Kidnapped Teens’ Families Have ‘Very Emotional’ First Meeting

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — The families of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers met together for the first time.

Your Teen Is 'Tremping' In Territories

Kidnapped boys were hitchhiking as everybody does; no, my mom doesn't know.

06/16/2014
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Josh Glahn, 19-year-old student at Yeshivat Har Etzion in the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut, hitchhikes about 10 times a week.

The three boys stood at this designated stop for hitchhiking, before being kidnapped on Thursday. Josh Glahn/JW

Thousands Pray At Western Wall

06/16/2014
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Jerusalem — Thousands gathered at the Western Wall to pray for the safe return of three teens kidnapped in the West Bank.

Thousands gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City to pray for the release of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers.

Parents Of Kidnapped U.S.-Israeli Teen: ‘Israel Will Bring You Back’

06/16/2014
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JERUSALEM — The parents of Naftali Frenkel, one of three teens kidnapped last week, assured their son that “Israel will bring you back.”

Kerry Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Israelis, Cites Hamas Involvement

06/16/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for the immediate release of three kidnapped Israeli teens and noted the “many indications” pointing to Hamas’ involvement.

Mass Prayer

Video blogger Aaron Herman joins the Western Wall vigil for three kidnapped yeshiva students.

David Blatt Leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv To Pursue NBA Dreams

06/13/2014
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Jerusalem — David Blatt, who guided Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague basketball championship, stepped down as the Israeli team’s coach to pursue opportunities in the NBA.

Fear Of Status Quo Fueling Talk Of Unilateral Steps

As Netanyahu ponders his next move, pressure from right, and left, to act.

06/11/2014
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Tel Aviv — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid thinks Israel should unilaterally declare a border and evacuate settlements.

The economic minister, Naftali Bennett, thinks Israel should do the opposite and annex parts of the West Bank.

Netanyahu, center, at Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Getty Images

New Initiative Would Encourage European Jews To Make Aliyah

06/10/2014
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JERUSALEM — A new aliyah agency tasked with persuading European Jews to move to Israel is under consideration.

 

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