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Not all is well in US-Israel relations

Not all is well in US-Israel relations

JERUSALEM — Not all is well in the US-Israel relationship.

Somehow, the 50 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas frayed ties between Washington and Jerusalem.

How did this happen? In part, the contretemps stems from the divergent ways that the Israeli and US administrations view the Gaza war.

Here is where each side is coming from:

In the eyes of the US administration

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 September 2014 07:19 )

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International

Lev Tahor not welcome in Guatemalan village

Lev Tahor not welcome in Guatemalan villageGUATEMALA CITY — Members of the controversial haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor left a Guatemalan village following religiously tainted disputes with its Roman Catholic Mayan residents. Over 200 members of the community began leaving Aug. 28 after local leaders said they would cut services to Lev Tahor members. The move is one of many recent disruptions for the group, which has been targeted with child abuse allegations in Canada.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:22 )

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Israel

During combat and after, lone soldiers look to each other for support

During combat and after, lone soldiers look to each other for supportTEL AVIV — When Shir Kleyman, an infantry instructor for the Israel Defense Forces and a Los Angeles native, found out that someone named Sean had died fighting in Gaza, she knew the army had lost a fellow lone soldier. The official announcement came soon afterward as Kleyman, 19, was sitting in a Tel Aviv cafe on furlough: The fallen soldier was her friend, Texas native Sean Carmeli. “I asked Sean’s last name and said ‘please don’t be Carmeli, please don’t be Carmeli,’ ” Kleym...
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International

Mumbai Chabad house to reopen

MUMBAI — The reconstructed Chabad house in Mumbai, which closed after a terror attack six years ago, is set to reopen. Nariman House, the six-story home of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, was rededicated Tuesday, Aug. 26. A series of attacks in the Indian city in November, 2008 by members of a Pakistan-based terror group left 166 people dead, including six at the Mumbai Chabad house, which was targeted along with luxury hotels, a train station and a popular cafe. Chabad emissaries Gabriel and R...
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Local

Activists invade JEWISHcolorado

Activists invade JEWISHcoloradoLAST week, a Jewish group entered JEWISHcolorado on false pretenses and delivered a petition demanding that the national federation system make an immediate public statement to end “the siege of Gaza.” Five or more members of Front Range Jewish Voice for Peace, a staunchly pro-Palestinian faction, also recited Kaddish for Palestinians killed in the conflict. They did not offer up the solemn prayer for dead Israelis. Janet Sherman, JEWISHcolorado’s director of the JCRC and Israel engagem...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:20 )

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White House rebukes Israel over eastern Jerusalem building

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Palestinians targeting late 2016 for Israel’s West Bank withdrawal

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Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style

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Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara blame Jews for 9/11

Anthony Weiss A series of fliers posted on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, accuses Jews of being behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. ... [Link]

B’Tselem OK again as Israel national service stop

Marcy Oster Israeli human rights group B’Tselem can again receive national service volunteers. ... [Link]

Polish Jewish group planning cemetery memorial

Marcy Oster An organization in Wronki, Poland, is creating a lapidarium-style memorial at the site of a destroyed Jewish cemetery in town. ... [Link]

Car explodes at Atlantic City synagogue

Uriel Heilman A synagogue leader’s car exploded in a suspected arson attack in Atlantic City, N.J. ... [Link]

Three Israeli soldiers who fought in Gaza committed suicide

Marcy Oster Three Israeli soldiers who fought in Israel’s Gaza operation have committed suicide in recent weeks. ... [Link]

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