Israel News

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...

Israel Integrating Arabs into High-Tech World

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Four years ago, the Israeli government named Nazareth a national priority area, meaning that Israel’s largest Arab city would be granted economic incentives as...

Streisand to receive honorary doctorate from Hebrew U.

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JTA Wire Service Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Streisand, the iconic Jewish-American singer and actress, will be presented...

Weekend of Fire and Stone Terror in Judea and Samaria

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Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria experienced and extremely violent weekend. They were subjected to numerous terror attacks perpetrated by Arabs throughout region. Arab arsonists...

Israeli official protests Google’s use of Palestine

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JTA Wire Service A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from “Palestinian...

What does Jerusalem mean to you?

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Tazpit News Agency Staff In light of Jerusalem Day, Tazpit News Agency interviewed tourists and residents in the Old City of Jerusalem to hear what...