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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
JTA
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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.

Detention Facility For African Migrants Ordered Shut

09/23/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to close the Holot detention center for African migrants.

Israel’s Population Rises Slightly To 8.9 Million

09/22/2014
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Jerusalem — The official population of Israel on the eve of the Jewish New Year is 8.9 million, a slight increase from last Rosh Hashanah.

1,200-Year-Old Jewish Prayer Book On Display In Jerusalem

09/19/2014
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A Jewish prayer book believed to be the world’s oldest will be exhibited in Jerusalem for one month.

A book believed to be the world’s oldest Jewish prayer book will be displayed for a month in Jerusalem.Ardon Bar Hama, Osaf Gree

Lone Soldiers’ Parents Being Brought To Israel For Holiday Visits

09/18/2014
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The parents of 77 lone soldiers in Israel who fought in the recent Gaza operation are being brought to Israel to spend the High Holidays with their children.

On Surge Of Asylum Seekers, Israel Caught In A Bind

09/17/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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Israel, like other Mediterranean and European countries, is a magnet for asylum seekers escaping forced, open-ended conscription in Eritrea or war in Sudan. Their influx has forced Israel to face a painful dilemma: defend its Jewish character, or its Jewish values?

Asylum seekers protest at the Holot detention facility in the Negev.  Getty Images
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