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30,000 people attend Max Steinberg funeral

30,000 people attend Max Steinberg funeral

JERUSALEM — A crowd estimated at 30,000 attended the funeral for Max Steinberg, an American lone soldier killed in Gaza.

The service for Steinberg, 24, a southern California native who was killed last week in a Hamas attack on his armored personnel carrier, was held July 23 at the Har Herzl military cemetery.

Steinberg’s parents and siblings traveled to Israel for the funeral. His mother, Evie, told Israel’s Channel 2 upon her arrival at Ben Gurion Airport that her son was “a hero.”

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National

Bloomberg snubs FAA flight ban

Bloomberg snubs FAA flight banWASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration last week lifted its ban on flights to Israel after reviewing Israeli measures to keep flights safe from rockets. “Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its US government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation,” the agency said in a statement just before midnight on...
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Local

Denver teen makes aliyah in war time

Denver teen makes aliyah in war timeWHAT 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...
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Local

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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This Week in Jewish Farming: First frost

Ben Harris Most farmers don’t celebrate the death of their crops. But the arrival of the first sub-freezing night was a welcome respite after months of hard labor. ... [Link]

Eight Palestinians reported injured in Jerusalem-area clashes

Cnaan Liphshiz At least eight Palestinians were reportedly wounded in clashes with Israeli police the occurred shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s urged all parties to practice restraint in Jerusale... [Link]

British Jewish school flunks tolerance test

Cnaan Liphshiz A British Jewish school failed government inspections on tolerance sparked by complaints that an emphasis on Islam in some public learning institutions has led to “a culture of intimidation.R... [Link]

Jewish school enrollment up 12 percent due to Orthodox growth

Uriel Heilman Enrollment in Haredi Orthodox schools us up sharply, while non-Orthodox schools are down, and New York and New Jersey have about 75 percent of all day school students nationwide. ... [Link]

Michael Jordan wades into the Obama-Bibi “sh*t” storm (sort of)

Ami Eden Obama’s on the receiving end this time — and from the most iconic athlete on the planet. ... [Link]

Pro-BDS Jewish group boycotts Brussels Jewish film festival

Cnaan Liphshiz A small, left-leaning Jewish organization pulled out of the Brussels Jewish Film Festival because of the involvement in the event of the Israeli and U.S. embassies. ... [Link]

Vietnam’s first Israeli film festival to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations

Cnaan Liphshiz A film festival in Vietnam will mark 20 years of diplomatic relations with Israel. ... [Link]

Court strips Dieudonne of damages for cancellation of anti-Semitic show

Cnaan Liphshiz A French appeals court nullified a lower tribunal’s award of damages to the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala for the cancellation of his show for its anti-Semitic content. ... [Link]

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