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Denver teen makes aliyah in war time

Denver teen makes aliyah in war time

WHAT did you do Sunday, July 20, 2014? Go to the mountains? Paint the spare bedroom? Mow the lawn? Stroll through the mall? Visit the grandchildren?

For Noémi Guiot, Sunday consummated a lifelong desire that has no birth date or expiration stamp.

The 17-year-old made aliyah to Israel, in the middle of a fierce war, to join the IDF.

“My parents are right-wing Zionists,” Noémi tells the IJN a few frenetic days before her Nefesh b’Nefesh charter flight. “I grew up with a love of Israel.

“And it’s been my dream since a very young age to serve in the military.”

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Pro-Israel rally at Capitol Sunday

Pro-Israel rally at Capitol SundayA statewide rally to support Israel has been called for 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at the State Capitol. Americans against Terrorism, convenor of the rally, called on Coloradoans who support Israel’s right of self-defense to gather on the West steps of the Capitol. Spokesperson Tsivya Frieder said, “Israel’s ground campaign into Gaza is the only effective response in view of Hamas’ vow to keep firing rockets until it destroys Israel. In recent weeks more than 1,200 rockets have been fi...

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 July 2014 02:46 )

International

Hundreds of Jews flee East Ukraine

Hundreds of Jews flee East UkraineDNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — Anatoly Lazaurenko’s face betrays no emotion as he watches footage of an old woman he used to know lying in the rubble of what once was his home in the war-torn city of Slavyansk. Oblivious to her mangled face, Anatoly, 8, points to a corner of the computer screen to indicate the bombed-out apartment in eastern Ukraine that his family fled last month as a tense standoff between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces escalated into urban warfare. L...
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Two Americans killed in Gaza

Two Americans killed in GazaBALTIMORE — Sean Carmeli, a sergeant in the Israeli army, was stationed in Israel’s South awaiting possible orders to enter Gaza. He was exchanging Facebook messages with his friend Ian Benisti, a U.S. Marine reservist who was visiting Israel from California. The two had planned to get together, maybe go to the beach. But Israel was in the midst of an escalating conflict with Hamas. “Bro’, hope this’ll be over soon, so we can meet up,” the Texas-born Carmeli wrote to Benisti in the...
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International

Nuclear Iran far worse than ISIS

Nuclear Iran far worse than ISISTHE bloody sectarian warfare in Iraq and Syria and the swift takeover of wide swaths of territory by the Sunni fundamentalist ISIS — now calling itself a “caliphate” — has triggered calls to cooperate with Shiite Iran as a counterweight. Yet we must not allow our justified concerns about ISIS to blind us to the even greater danger to regional security posed by a nuclear Iran. We must remember that a nuclear Iran could credibly threaten our allies with destruction — especially Israel,...
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Argentina’s parliament to launch fundraising drive for Palestinians   

Marcy Oster A fundraising campaign for “Palestine” by the Argentine National Congress is being seen by one Jewish group as an endorsement of Hamas. ... [Link]

Netanyahu to Ban: U.N. conduct toward Israel is ‘disproportionate’

Marcy Oster Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the international community applies a double standard to Israel. ... [Link]

Survey: Nearly one-quarter of Jewish-Israelis boycotting Arab businesses

Marcy Oster One in four Jewish-Israeli consumers is boycotting Arab businesses in the wake of the summer’s Gaza conflict, according to an Israeli business daily. ... [Link]

Spanish diplomat honored posthumously as righteous gentile

Marcy Oster Sebastian de Romero Radigales, a Spanish diplomat whose efforts saved hundreds of Jews in the Holocaust, was named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. ... [Link]

Lowey: Federally funded college programs must not have anti-Israel bias

Marcy Oster The ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee asked the U.S. Department of Education to insure that college programs receiving federal funds not include an anti-Israel bias. ... [Link]

LeBron circus, ex-coach’s NBA debut make Maccabi Tel Aviv a sideshow vs. Cavs

mbrodsky Despite the Israeli squad’s European and Israeli championships, all eyes will be on the homecoming of LeBron James and Cleveland’s first game guided by David Blatt. ... [Link]

Loyola U. Chicago suspends, then reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

Anthony Weiss Loyola University Chicago suspended and subsequently reinstated its chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. ... [Link]

N.Y. federation launching $500,000 unity fund in Israel

Uriel Heilman UJA-Federation of New York is launching a $500,000 fund to support unity programming in Israel in memory of the three Israeli teens murdered this summer in the West Bank. ... [Link]

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