The Jewish World

Will U.S. Jewish groups pivot left if Herzog wins?

Will U.S. Jewish groups pivot left if Herzog wins?

By Ron Kampeas, JTA World News Service WASHINGTON (JTA) – Come early next year, there might be yet another world capital that opposes Israeli settlement expansion and sees Benjamin Netanyahu as principally responsible for Israel’s isolation: Jerusalem. Isaac Herzog, the Labor Party leader, is faring well in the polls since Netanyahu called for new elections(…)

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Alan Gross released amid major U.S.-Cuba reforms

Alan Gross released amid major U.S.-Cuba reforms

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Obama administration announced the release of Alan Gross amidst sweeping changes in Cuba-U.S. ties, including a return to full diplomatic relations. Gross, a Jewish American contractor, was released Wednesday morning and is flying to Washington with his wife, Judy, where he will be met by U.S. lawmakers who advocated for his(…)

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It’s Birthright Israel — for Jewish moms

It’s Birthright Israel — for Jewish moms

By Ben Sales, JTA World News Service JERUSALEM (JTA) – On the surface, the tour looked much like a standard Birthright Israel trip: Participants celebrated Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City, swam in the Dead Sea and ascended the ancient mountain fortress at Masada. The trip was mostly free and organizers were prepared with follow-up programming(…)

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Stabbing outside West Bank supermarket injures two

Stabbing outside West Bank supermarket injures two

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two shoppers outside a West Bank supermarket were stabbed by an assailant in what police are treating as a terrorist attack. The victims reportedly were moderately injured in the attack Wednesday evening outside the Rami Levy discount supermarket in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone near Maale Adumim, located east of Jerusalem. The(…)

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Despite Thanksgiving, Israel tops U.S. in turkey consumption

Despite Thanksgiving, Israel tops U.S. in turkey consumption

(JNS.org) Ahead of Americans’ nationwide feasting on Turkey for Thanksgiving last week, newly released statistics showed that Israel is the surprising world leader in consumption of turkey per capita.   According to figures from Israel’s turkey industry, agriculture ministry, and foreign ministry, the average Israeli eats about 28 pounds of turkey per year, compared with(…)

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Report: Hezbollah intends maritime siege in next war

Report: Hezbollah intends maritime siege in next war

Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org Hezbollah has a stock of advanced sea-to-sea missiles with which it intends to impose a maritime siege on Israel if the two sides enter another war, Lebanese media outlets reported on Monday. According to the reports, Hezbollah apparently has an arsenal of sophisticated Russian-made Yakhont sea-to-sea missiles, which were recently transferred(…)

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Words matter: how vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Words matter: how vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Jacob Kamaras, JNS.org Settlements or Jewish communities? West Bank or Judea and Samaria? East Jerusalem or eastern Jerusalem? Those are some of the language choices that journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are faced with each day—and those choices should not be taken lightly, experts say.   “It’s the terminology that actually defines the conflict(…)

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Israel uncovers Hamas plan for large-scale terror attacks

Israel uncovers Hamas plan for large-scale terror attacks

(JTA) — Israeli security services uncovered a Hamas plot to carry out several large-scale terror attacks on Israeli targets. More than 30 Hamas members involved in the plot were arrested in September, according to the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Defense Forces, which released information about the plot on Thursday. The targets included(…)

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