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In Israel, Biblical Land-Use Laws Call For Creative Workarounds

10/01/2014
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Jerusalem - On Friday (Oct. 3), when Israeli Jews sit down for their pre-Yom Kippur meal, prior to the Day of Atonement fast, many will be discussing where to buy their produce during this agricultural sabbatical year.

Netanyahu To Ban: U.N. Conduct Toward Israel Is ‘Disproportionate’

10/01/2014
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the international community applies a double standard to Israel.

El Al Faces Uproar Over Haredim’s Refusal To Sit Near Women

10/01/2014
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Tel Aviv — For approximately a half hour at the beginning of her El Al Israel Airlines flight last week from New York to Tel Aviv, Elana Sztokman watched as the haredi Orthodox man seated next to her rushed up and down the aisle searching for someone willing to switch seats so he wouldn’t have to sit beside her.

J Street’s Beyoncé Spoof Urges Netanyahu To “Put A Border On It”

10/01/2014
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J Street seems to be taking a lesson from Beyoncé, and it's not singing lessons.

The American advocacy group pushing for a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians has released a cartoon urging Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to more decisively define Israel’s boarders as a first step toward a negotiated peace.

Courtesy of J Street

Obama, Bibi Discuss ‘The Cancer’ Of ISIS, Iran Nuke Talks

10/01/2014
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As President Barack Obama sat down for a meeting today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, he told reporters that the two would discuss ways to achieve a “sustainable peace” between Israelis and Palestinians.

Blatt In Spotlight As His Old Team Tours U.S.

Maccabi Tel Aviv plays Cleveland, then Brooklyn, as all eyes are on Cavs coach.

10/01/2014
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Tel Aviv — Maccabi Tel Aviv’s fan-appreciation night was packed with kids, dunks, chants and breakdancing cheerleaders — a feel-good send-off before a pair of exhibition games next week in Cleveland and then Brooklyn.

Cavs Coach David Blatt: Great expectations. Getty Images

New NIF Campaign Adopts Tools Of The Right

09/30/2014
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Washington – In a strategic shift, the New Israel Fund is arming itself with a set of sharp political tools and picking a fight.

Israelis: Curtail Influence Of Religion

Most favor greater religion-state separation, new study shows.

09/24/2014
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Tel Aviv — During the past 18 months, the governing coalition in Israel has passed legislation to extend the nation's mandatory conscription to the charedi Orthodox — a group currently exempted from military service — and Knesset leaders have advanced bills that would allow for civil unions and ease restrictions on Jewish conversions.

Palestinian Youths Riot On Temple Mount

09/24/2014
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Jerusalem — Masked Palestinian youths threw stones and bricks and set off firecrackers at Israeli police officers on the Temple Mount.

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