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JTA – Ten Jewish-American baseball players will become dual Israeli citizens partly to help the country’s team make the 2020 Olympics. Some of the players, who visited Israel’s … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a “reverse Birthright” that would take Israelis to see the American Jewish community … more
JTA – Israel is keeping plants sed to celebrate Sukkot from coming into the country. A task force charged with implementing the ban on three of the four species used to celebrate the … more
  JTA – For North American Jews, the Jewish year 5778 began with tensions between Israel and the Diaspora over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and ended with more tension over a … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Uri Avnery, a longtime peace activist and one of the first Israelis to advocate for the establishment of a Palestinian state, has died. Avnery was among the first … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli personal trainer drowned while attempting to save the life of a stranger struggling in the water off an Ashdod beach. On Aug. 19, Yohai Elkayam was strolling … more
  JERUSALEM (JTA) – PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to maintain the … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Netta Barzilai’s Eurovision-winning single “Toy” hit No. 1 on the Billboard dance club chart – the first time an Israeli artist has topped any of … more
NAHAL OZ, Israel JTA – Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cellphone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel … more
JTA — Popular Israeli singer Shiri Maimon confirmed that she will be debuting this fall on Broadway. Maimon will play the starring role of Roxie Hart in the hit musical … more
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