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Academics Brace For More Boycotts

Fear in Israel that ASA vote is ‘tipping point’ in BDS wars.

12/24/2013
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Jerusalem — Israeli university officials say the American Studies Association boycott of Israeli academic institutions is unlikely in the short-term to exacerbate the decade-long “soft” boycott already being felt by many Israeli professors. But they fear that larger, more influential groups will decide to join the boycott bandwagon, with possibly devastating results.

Fear of Attacks Rising As Israeli Civilian Killed Near Gaza, Cop Stabbed In West Bank

12/24/2013
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An Israeli policeman stabbed in the West Bank by a Palestinian is the latest of several attacks in less than two days being called terrorist by Israel.

Jordan Valley Now At Center Of Talks

Control of buffer zone seen as crucial for Israel, though threat from east has changed.

12/18/2013
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Tel Aviv — Against a backdrop of bald desert hilltops overlooking a valley of agricultural settlements to the east, Road 508 in the Jordan Valley makes quick ascents that turn into curving rollercoaster-like plunges. 

The Alon Road, which hugs the slopes of the Samarian hills and looks out to the Jordan Valley. Joshua Mitnick

The ‘Lindsay Snowstorm,’ Israel Style

Freak Jerusalem storm — and the poor national response — brings to mind ’69 N.Y. blizzard.

12/17/2013
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Jerusalem — On Feb. 9, 1969, an epic Nor’easter dumped 20 inches of snow on Queens, where I grew up. I remember not going to school for a week or more because the city of New York hadn’t managed to remove the snow in the aftermath of the “Lindsay snowstorm.”

On Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, a Palestinian man walks in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque. Getty Imges

American Studies Association Votes For Boycott Of Israeli Universities

12/16/2013
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WASHINGTON  — The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

Freak Storm Paralyzes Jerusalem

Four killed, thousands of homes lose power as snow covers Israel and its neighbors over Shabbat.

12/15/2013
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JERUSALEM - On February 9, 1969,  an epic nor’easter dumped 20 inches of snow on Queens, where I grew up.  I remember not going to school for a week or more because the city of New York hadn’t managed to removr the snow in the aftermath of the “Lindsay snowstorm.”

Snow began falling in Jerusalem on Thursday. By Saturday night, up to 20 inches covered the ground. Michele Chabin

Hadassah Hospital On Verge Of Gov’t Deal

Money from Israel contingent on 350 more job cuts.

12/11/2013
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Jerusalem — The Israeli government has agreed in principle to provide “significant” financial aid to cash-strapped Hadassah Medical Center provided the hospital cuts expenses and staff — another 350 jobs are slated to be cut by 2016 — and finds ways to increase income, according to the hospital’s director-general.

An aerial view of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Israeli Developer Of Swallowable Camera Bought For $860 Million

12/09/2013
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JERUSALEM — An Irish company will purchase Given Imaging Ltd., an Israeli firm that developed a swallowable camera to diagnose problems in the digestive tract.

Women Of The Wall Leader's Home Vandalized

12/05/2013
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Graffiti calling Women of the Wall “scum” was painted outside the Jerusalem apartment of one of the group’s board members.

The apartment building of Peggy Cidor, a leader of Women of the Wall, has been vandalized twice. Getty Images

Happy Chanukah: Hasmonean-era House Unearthed In Jerusalem

12/04/2013
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JERUSALEM — A house dating to the Hasmonean period was uncovered in eastern Jerusalem near the Temple Mount.

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