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Netanyahu Reassures: Status Quo On Temple Mount Will Stay

11/06/2014
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Jerusalem — The status quo on the Temple Mount will not change, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated.

U.S., Israel Inaugurate Production Line For F-35 Fighter Jet Wings

11/06/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel and the United States inaugurated a production line for the manufacture of wings for F-35 fighter jets.

One Dead, More Than Dozen Injured In Jerusalem Car Attack

11/05/2014
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Jerusalem — One person is dead and more than one dozen people injured after a car drove into a light rail station and onto the sidewalk in Jerusalem in what is being called a terror attack.

Bibi’s Bind Over Temple Mount Tensions

Prime minister is caught between the demands of the right and good relations with Jordan.

11/05/2014
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Tel Aviv — The conference at the end of last month was meant as a 20th anniversary celebration of Israel and Jordan’s peace treaty, but the situation on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem prompted Walid Obeidat, Jordan’s ambassador, to throw a little cold water on the festivities. 

After the asasination attempt, Israel closed the Temple Mount for the first time in 14 years. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Is There A Place For God In The Israeli Army?

A clash between religion and a multicultural state playing out on the battlefield.

11/04/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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Israel Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon and Chief of Staff Benny Gantz recently expressed cautious reservations about the religion-infused letter that the commander of the Givati Brigade, Col. Ofer Winter, wrote to the officers under his command at the outset of Operation Protective Edge this past summer. The letter defined the mission of his troops in religious terms: to defeat a “blasphemous” enemy who defames God’s name.

The Givati Brigade, whose commandeer made recent controversial statements about the place of religion in the Israeli Army.

Everything You Need To Know About SodaStream’s Move

11/04/2014
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Tel Aviv — SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its midst and what the actress Scarlett Johansson has to do with it.

Plans For Hundreds Of Eastern Jerusalem Apartments Get City Backing

11/04/2014
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Jerusalem — A Jerusalem planning committee approved the construction of hundreds of apartments in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

Sister Of Senior Hamas Official Reportedly Being Treated In Israeli Hospital

11/03/2014
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Jerusalem — The sister of senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk reportedly is being treated in an Israeli hospital.

Conversion Reform Passes Cabinet Vote

11/03/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel’s Cabinet approved a government regulation that will reform the conversion process.

Honeymoon Israel

A new Israel initiative is offering a Birthright-type trip to young marrieds.

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