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Facebook in talks to buy Waze Israeli navigation app

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JTA Wire Service Facebook is in advanced talks to buy the Israeli navigation technology firm Waze. The Israeli business daily Calcalist reported Thursday that a term...

Poll: Israelis much more confident in Obama than Palestinians

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JTA Wire Service Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found. The Pew...

With Court Ruling, Majority of Israeli Jews Back Women of the Wall

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Support Greatest Among Jewish Israelis Born in America & Europe, College Graduates, Secular May 11, 2013 With recent altercations at the Western Wall and legal rulings...

First Novel In Hindi On Indian Jews Appears After 52 Years

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Sheela Rohekar, the only Jewish writer of the Hindi language, has launched her latest novel, “Miss Samuel: Ek Yahudi Gatha,” which is her first...

Israeli intelligence: Syria used chemical weapons

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JTA Wire Service Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebel forces and civilians, the head of Israel’s military research said. The weapon likely is sarin-based,...

Brewing Up A New Connection To Lag BaOmer

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Sit back by the bonfire and pop open a brewski, it’s Lag BaOmer. Since we have been counting the Omer — a biblical measure of...

Turkey’s Jews Worship Quietly

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As visitors heave open the thick, vault-like metal door to the Neve Shalom Synagogue on a discreet side street in the Galata neighborhood of...

Iran, Egypt, other Muslim countries top violators of religious freedom, report finds

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JNS.org Iran, Egypt and several other Muslim nations are among the world’s top violators of religious freedom, particularly for their anti-Christian and anti-Semitic persecution, according...

Jewish leaders express shock and condolences after Boston Marathon attack

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JNS.org While the aftermath of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon continues to unfold, Jewish leaders in Boston and Israel have expressed shock and...

Boston Marathon bombings: Jewish runner recounts ‘gruesome day’

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Bob Jacob Cleveland Jewish News/JNS.org Kevin Goodman’s second Boston Marathon will be one he will never forget. That’s because just about 60 minutes after he concluded the...