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Limited Shabbat Shopping In Tel Aviv

03/26/2014

Tel Aviv will permit a limited number of grocery and convenience stores to stay open on the Sabbath and holidays.

The municipality’s City Council approved an amendment on Monday giving the stores the go-ahead, but the country’s Interior Ministry also must approve.

Missing Rockland Man Found Dead In Park

03/26/2014

The body of a missing father of seven was found inside his car in a ravine in an upstate New York park.

Peretz Sontag, 50, of Pomona in suburban Rockland County, was found dead Sunday by a hiker in Harriman State Park. The cause of death is not known.

JPost Scribe Barred From Saudi Arabia

03/26/2014

The White House said it was “deeply disappointed” that Saudi Arabia denied a visa to a Jewish American reporter working for The Jerusalem Post.

Report: U.S. May Free Pollard To Try To Save Israeli-Palestinian Talks

03/26/2014

(JNS.org) In order to break a deadlock in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, U.S. officials are reportedly not ruling out a proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under which Israel would agree to accept Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal and free Israeli Arab terrorists from jail in exchange for the U.S. releasing imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

Facebook Picks New CEO In Israel

03/19/2014
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Facebook announced Monday that it has appointed Adi Soffer-Teeni as the company’s CEO in Israel.
The current executive chairman of the grammar and spell-checking program Ginger Software, Soffer-Teeni will head Facebook’s commercial operations in Israel and help clients and agencies develop their marketing strategies at the social network. She will focus on building up the company’s team at its Ramat Gan offices, and will work closely with Facebook’s Israeli team in Dublin.

Missing Malaysian Plane Spurs Alert In Israel

03/19/2014
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Air traffic controllers in Israel have reportedly been ordered to use extreme cautionary measures to identify incoming aircraft as the hunt continues for a missing Malaysian jetliner that disappeared March 9.

Four IDF Soldiers Hurt In Golan Blast

03/19/2014
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Four Israeli soldiers patrolling the border with Syria were injured, one seriously, when a roadside bomb was detonated next to their jeep.

Rockland Man Known For Charity Work Goes Missing

03/19/2014
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A father of seven from New York’s Rockland County is missing after making suicidal comments.

Search efforts continued on Tuesday for Peretz Sontag, who has been missing since Friday morning. Sontag lives in Pomona, located nearly 40 miles north of New York City. He made references to harming himself before he left home on Friday, according to reports.

Jew Hatred Seen Rising In Netherlands

03/11/2014
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Dutch Jewish watchdog group reported a 23 percent increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents last year in the Netherlands from 2012.

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Tunisia Stop After Israeli Tourists Barred

03/11/2014
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The Norwegian Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it is canceling all of its remaining port calls to Tunisia and ceasing all future port calls there in response to the Tunisian government’s refusal to allow a group of Israelis to disembark the Norwegian Jade ship in the Tunis-based port of La Goulette on Sunday.

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