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Bibi: No short war

Bibi: No short war

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli military to “take off the gloves” against Hamas, as Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon prepared the public for a long campaign in Gaza.

“Hamas chose to escalate the situation and it will pay a heavy price for doing so,” Netanyahu said July 8 as he entered meetings with defense officials at the Kirya Military Headquarters in Tel Aviv hours following the launch of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip.

Since the beginning of the year, more than 450 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip at civilians in southern Israel, according to the IDF.

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Did Israel beat an innocent, or a rioter?

Did Israel beat an innocent, or a rioter?JERUSALEM — For Israelis, the enduring image of the past few weeks may be the montage of the three Israeli teens murdered last month after being abducted from a hitchhiking post in the West Bank. But another image has emerged in the last few days that is unlikely to garner much sympathy for Israel: a minute-long video in which a Palestinian-American teenager is beaten by two Israeli border policemen. One officer is seen pinning Tariq Abu Khdeir to the ground while the other pummels the 15-ye...
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Solidarity memorial service

Solidarity memorial serviceNine days after Denver Jewry came together to pray and express hope for the return of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, some 450 members of the community reconvened to memorialize and say kaddish for Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel. The memorial program, Wednesday, July 2, was held at BMH-BJ, organized by Cantor Joel Lichterman of BMH-BJ, and co sponsored by JEWISHcolorado, BMH-BJ, JCRC, ADL, AIPAC, Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, Loup JCC, CAJE, JNF, J Street and Feldman...

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 July 2014 14:10 )

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Sharansky fears for Europe’s Jews

Sharansky fears for Europe’s JewsPARIS — On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in the City of Light. But the Sharanskys didn’t follow the trail of countless couples who come here to kiss at the Eiffel Tower or slip so-called love locks on bridges over the River Seine. Theirs was an itinerary that demonstrated a different kind of commitment. “Avital is taking me to see all the places where she organized protest rallies for my release,” Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish...
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International

Norway passes legislation regulating ritual circumcision

Norway passes legislation regulating ritual circumcisionOSLO — The leader of Norway’s Jewish community praised his country’s parliament for passing an act regulating ritual circumcision for boys. “The act changes the paradigm of the debate about ritual circumcision in Norway in a very positive way and is therefore very significant,” Ervin Kohn, president of the Jewish community in Oslo, told JTA. “I am proud of my parliament and country for making the right decision, that will put Norway on the path to becoming a place where neonatal ci...
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Brussels Jewish museum shooting suspect charged with murder

Marcy Oster The Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium has been charged with murder. ... [Link]

IDF authorizes humanitarian window in Gaza fighting

Marcy Oster he Israeli military authorized a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. ... [Link]

Peres on Gaza: Time to turn to diplomacy

Marcy Oster Former Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Israeli government to seek a diplomatic solution to the Gaza crisis and to return Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. ... [Link]

Weapons found stored in third UN school in Gaza

Marcy Oster A stockpile of weapons was discovered at a third United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

At least 15 Gazans dead in shelling on U.N. school sheltering civilians

Marcy Oster At least 15 Palestinians were killed in shelling on a United Nations school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, which is serving as a shelter for Gazans displaced from their homes in the current conflict. ... [Link]

Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi censured in Knesset

Marcy Oster Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi was censured over statements she made encouraging Palestinian “popular resistance” and saying that the kidnappers of three Israeli teens were not terroris... [Link]

Moroccan jailed for killing Jewish physician in Ukraine

Cnaan Liphshiz A Moroccan man who killed a Jewish physician in Ukraine was sentenced to 15 years in jail after a court of appeals reversed his acquittal. ... [Link]

Simon Cowell gets blowback for IDF donation

Anthony Weiss Celebrity music impresario Simon Cowell is getting blowback for a $150,000 donation to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. ... [Link]

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