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JTA – Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands Haim Divon nodded approvingly as he surveyed the small army of 50 men and women fighting for Israel. Around a conference table in an office in the Amsterdam suburb of Buitenveldert, 30 volunteers … more
At sundown on May 4 (5th of Iyar, 5774), a siren will wail throughout the streets of Israel and everything will come to a halt. The siren signals the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, which pays homage to those who lost their lives … more
Ari Shavit’s “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” is a literary magnetic force. It attracts with enchanting rhapsodies about the miracles of the land of Israel and the early Zionist years; it repels with tales of occupation, … more
JTA – Israel reissued tenders for the construction of residential units in eastern Jerusalem. The Israel Lands Authority recently published tenders for 708 homes in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. The tenders were reissued as … more
It’s been a just over a year since I joined the Israeli army and I never thought I would enjoy anything as much as this. The thrills, and excitement, the ups and downs, everyday is nothing like the previous. Throughout high school I wanted to … more
JTA – Taglit-Birthright Israel will train Jewish educators from across the United States as Israel trip leaders. The program will train 200 trip leaders each year through a partnership with the iCenter, a North American organization dedicated … more
JERUSALEM – Tel Aviv will permit a limited number of grocery and convenience stores to open on the Sabbath and holidays. The City Council approved an amendment giving the stores the go-ahead, but the country’s Interior Ministry also … more
(JTA) — Scarlett Johansson addressed criticism from the Oxfam aid organization over her role as spokeswoman for SodaStream, which operates a factory in the West Bank. “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A monument to gays persecuted by the Nazis was dedicated in Tel Aviv. The monument, the first of its kind in Israel, was constructed in Meir Park, near the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Association Center. The monument is … more
1928 — Born Ariel Sheinerman in Kfar Malal, near Tel Aviv. 1942-48 — Member of the Haganah, the pre-state Jewish fighting force. 1948 — Wounded while serving as an infantry commander in Israel’s War of Independence. 1952-53 — … more
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