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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...

Against The Wall

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He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB. He survived nine years in Siberia. He served...

Israel’s Mega Storm — The Numbers

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Last week’s storm in Israel was a record-breaker on many accounts. Many areas in the country received between 8 and 12 inches of rain, an...

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

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Residents of the Holy City woke up to a blanket of white, as some six inches of snow fell in one night last week,...

What will the next government of Israel look like?

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What will the next government of Israel look like? In just a few days, Israelis —  and the rest of the world —  will know....

Knesset Elections

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Remember the second U.S. presidential debate in October, when the incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney stood about six inches from each other,...

Analysis: Israel At The Polls

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What will the next government of Israel look like? In just a few days, Israelis —  and the rest of the world —  will know....