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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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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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Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

Cnaan Liphshiz His resemblance to Fidel Castro notwithstanding, Asher Joseph Cherkassky is becoming an unlikely pinup for Ukrainians fighting the Kremlin. ... [Link]

Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Why it matters

Ben Sales What’s the big deal about calling the Jewish state “Jewish”? Here’s what you need to know about Israel’s nation-state bill, its prospects and implications. ... [Link]

Grandson of Rudolf Hess speaks at Budapest Holocaust commemoration

Marcy Oster His descendant Rudolf Hess, the Auschwitz commander, was responsible for the extermination of roughly 400,000 Hungarian Jews at the death camp in June 1944. ... [Link]

Palestinians to delay submitting Israel withdrawal resolution

Marcy Oster The Palestinians will postpone sending a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for a deadline for Israel’s withdrawal until after nuclear negotiations with Iran are com... [Link]

Limmud learning festivals held in Uruguay and Haifa

Marcy Oster One session included a live-link, trans-Atlantic session with Limmud Boston, Haifa’s twin city. ... [Link]

Kharkiv Jewish philanthropist dies of gunshot head wound

Cnaan Liphshiz Police are investigating whether the injury was self-inflicted. ... [Link]

Swiss art museum formally agrees to accept Gurlitt collection

Marcy Oster Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Bern agreed to accept the bequest of hundreds of art works from the late German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt, which may include Nazi-looted art. ... [Link]

Fleeing Europe’s darkness, filmmakers took refuge in California sun

Anthony Weiss A new exhibit in Los Angeles explores the roots and rise of film noir, and the generation of filmmakers who left the Nazi occupation and reinvented Hollywood. ... [Link]

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