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US DoED must guarantee tax dollars won't go to BDS

(JNS)—In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 69 organizations asked for assurances that taxpayer dollars will not be used toward supporting the BDS movement. The letter was prompted by two pro-BDS events recently hosted by...

 

One man killed, two women injured by Hamas rocket

(JNS)—A man was killed and two women were seriously injured when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an apartment building in Ashkelon in southern Israel by the Mediterranean. United Hatzalah volunteer EMS teams and ambulance crews helped...

 

Obituary-WILLIAM SIDNEY EPSTEIN

William S. Epstein, age 84, of Fern Park, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 8, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Aaron and Clara Porten Epstein. Bill...

 

Obituary-SHELLEY WEISSMAN

Shelley Weissman, age 86, of Apopka, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born in Randolph, New York, on Feb. 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Euphee Brooke Porter. Shelley was a...

 

Here's what it costs to put your synagogue under armed guard

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)-After a mass shooting in a heavily Jewish area shocked the nation, Rabbi Yakov Saacks felt like his Long Island congregation was at risk. So the rabbi installed 17 cameras...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 23, 2018

Netanyahu says he supports a Palestinian 'state-minus' controlled by Israeli security

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that he supported a Palestinian “state-minus,” wherein Israel would maintain a military presence across Israel and the West Bank. Netanyahu also said in a question-and-answer...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Early elections in Israel? (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he is confident his coalition partners would not topple his government. Netanyahu’s office issued a statement amid early election talk within the Jewish...

 

State Department on Gaza attacks: 'We stand with Israel'

(JNS)—As the latest attacks against Israel from Hamas have taken place in Gaza, the U.S. State Department condemned the terrorist group and reaffirmed that Israel has the right to defend itself....

 

Pro-Israel groups condemn massive rocket barrage against Israel by Hamas

(JNS)-Jewish and pro-Israel groups are reacting to the latest round of violence in Gaza after Hamas launched nearly 400 rockets into Israeli civilian areas since Sunday, following the death of an...

 

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