Israel News

Hand in Hand

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently graduated its first class of Jordanian and Israeli students who completed a special joint-emergency medicine BA program earlier...

Google Confirms Waze Acquisition

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Google confirmed its acquisition of the Israeli navigation company Waze. In an announcement Tuesday on the company’s official blog, Google Vice President Brian McClendon did...

Peres, Abbas call for peace at World Economic Forum

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JTA Wire Service Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for peace at the World Economic Forum in Jordan. Peres in his...

U.S. publishes details of secret Israeli military base

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JTA Wire Service The U.S. government published on a federal website details of a top-secret base in Israel to house the Arrow 3 missile defense...

WHO approves Israeli-developed circumcision device

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JTA Wire Service The World Health Organization approved an Israeli-developed non-surgical circumcision device that could soon be used throughout Africa to help control AIDS. PrePex, a...

Computer network to help break Cairo Genizah codes

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JTA Wire Service The Friedberg Genizah Project will use a high performance computer network at Tel Aviv University to break the codes of the Cairo...

Beersheva bank attack spurs gun reforms in Israel

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JTA Wire Service Israel would require security guards to leave their weapons at work under gun reforms unveiled in the aftermath of a Beersheva bank...

Electric car company Better Place files for bankruptcy in Israel

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JTA Wire Service The electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court. In a motion filed Sunday in Tel Aviv’s Central District...

Israel’s mikvahs open to non-Orthodox conversions, official clarifies

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JTA Wire Service Clarifying existing policy, the office of Israel’s deputy religious services minister said Israel’s state-sponsored mikvahs are open for use for Conservative and...

Kotel Clash: One Baltimoreans First-hand Account

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It seemed like a scene out of a novel. Piercing screams. Cries of “Nazi” and “traitor.” But this clash — a protest that resembled a...