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 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 5, 2019

Israel has 'no alternative' but to rely on force to stop Iran in Syria

(JNS)—Iran could be trying to build missile factories in Syria again, according to recent reports, raising the possibility of further Israeli preemptive action. The Israeli commercial satellite company ImageSat International (ISI) published images...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 5, 2019

AIPAC stands up to critics-but what it stands for is more elusive

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and when they tell us to sit down, we stand up, we stand up,” Howard Kohr, the Israel lobby’s...

 

Survival is due to 'miracles,' says family in central Israel whose home was hit by rocket

(JNS)—Daniel Wolf, whose home was hit by a long-range missile from Gaza on Monday, said although his family home was destroyed in the attack, “a lot of miracles happened” that ultimately spared the family from death. “We are in shock, but...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ sends new images to Earth (JNS)—Fresh images and video were transmitted to Earth from the Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” as it makes its way to the moon, announced SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries on...

 

This Yiddish romance novel was a smash hit in 1877

BOSTON (JTA)—Hot off the Jewish press in Vilna in 1877, a dramatic Yiddish romance novel became a surprising success, selling out its first 10,000 copies in Jewish communities across Poland and Russia. It’s not hard to see why. Set in the...

 

As 'Broad City' bids farewell, is an era of peak Jewish TV ending?

(JTA)-Yas, queen-it's all coming to an end. "Broad City," the hit Comedy Central series created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, aired its series finale on March 28 after five seasons....

 

Bregman signs one of the largest-ever contracts for a Jewish athlete

(JTA)-Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract with the Houston Astros-one of the largest deals ever for a professional Jewish athlete. Bregman, who turns 25 at the end of the...

 

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