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 By Israel Hayom    News    September 5, 2014

Ongoing rocket fire casts doubt on start of Israeli school year

Leading up to the start of a new academic year in Israel, parents in the rocket-battered south are saying they do not feel safe sending their children back to school. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at his weekly cabinet...

 

Seeking kin: Unraveling the mystery of a watery headstone

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA) – Howard Schoenfeld and his teenage daughter Zahava set out for a stroll along a Long Island Beach in...

 

Fifty years after Freedom Summer, civil rights volunteers reflect

(JTA) - At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, Miss., the activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 5, 2014

Using seismic vibrations, Israeli tech firm aims to detect Gaza tunnels

OR YEHUDA, Israel (JTA) -- Something that looks like a can of soda could be Israel's high-tech answer to the network of tunnels that Hamas has created under the Gaza border. A sensor known as a...

 

Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

BALTIMORE (JTA) – Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn't had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players...

 

Artists in Brazilian exhibition protest Israeli funding

(JTA)—Most of the artists participating in a major Brazilian art event protested funding for the show from the Israeli government. Sixty-one of nearly 70 artists in the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial have signed an open letter calling on the event’s...

 

Making sense of the rapidly changing Middle East

By Sean Savage JNS.org With old alliances being frayed and new threats emerging, making sense of the rapidly changing Middle East is increasingly difficult for even seasoned observers and analysts....

 

Palestinians heeding the call to use non-Israeli products

Following the taking of attendance and the reading of the opening chapter of the Koran, some homeroom classes across the West Bank are devoting time to educate students on the importance of supporting local products. A second lesson comes after...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

U.S. calls on Israel to reverse land appropriation JERUSALEM (JTA)—The United States called on Israel to cancel the government appropriation of West Bank land in the Etzion bloc, while Israeli ministers praised and panned the decision. “This...

 

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