Israel

Western Wall Just Fine, Test Shows

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers.  The office of the rabbi of the Western...

High Holidays Are In in Alexandria

High Holidays Are In in Alexandria JERUSALEM (JTA) — Reports that Egyptian authorities had canceled High Holidays services this year at the 180-year-old Eliyahu Hanavi Syn- agogue...

After Attacks on Israelis, Fears Grow on All Sides

WASHINGTON The attacks on Israeli targets in Georgia and India this week are escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. Israeli leaders blamed Iran for the two...
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Pondering Presidential Choices

As President Barack Obama seeks re-election and the GOP looks to make inroads among Jews, the Jewish vote is going to be held up...

He Came, He Saw, He Implored

 Alan Dershowitz came to the University of Pennsylvania last week to articulate the case for Israel and counter the message of the Boycott, Divestment...
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Dershowitz Strikes Back

A day before the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference was set to begin at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University law professor Alan...

Representing Israel, From Angola to Philly

Elad Strohmayer is no stranger to American Jewry.Before joining the foreign service in 2010, the new deputy consul general in Philadelphia worked for the...
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New Israeli Diplomats Arrive

Yaron Sideman, a 17-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, settled into Philadelphia this week to begin his post as Consul General of Israel...
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Haredi Take Spirit to the Battlefield

For decades, haredi men in Israel have received exemptions from otherwise mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces to study in yeshivas instead. But...
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Parsing the Increased Chatter on Iran

WASHINGTONHow much noise does Israel's leadership have to make to get the Obama administration to say what it wants to hear about Iran?It's a...