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Sharp contrasts as Israeli election looms

Sharp contrasts as Israeli election looms

TEL AVIV — When Israelis head to the polls for the March 17 elections, 26 parties will be vying for the Knesset’s 120 seats — including such fringe groups as the Pirate Party, which supports total government transparency and freedom of information on the Internet, and the Green Leaf party, which advocates marijuana legalization.

Fewer than a dozen parties are likely to earn the 3.25% of the popular vote necessary to enter Knesset. They fall broadly into five major blocs.


Aspen: Ski to Live

Aspen: Ski to LiveSummer 2014 we all prayed for them. They were the ones we woke up to in the morning and fell asleep to at night. We were obsessively attached to news sites for their whereabouts and news of their safety. They were the dear chayalim, the IDF soldiers we carry an abiding affection for. They were the ones who went into harm’s way, eye to eye with Israel’s neighboring enemies of terror, discovering the tunnels and destroying them. They risked everything for us. For the greater good and safety of...

Atrial fibrillation — new treatment offered at Rose

Atrial fibrillation — new treatment offered at RoseTHE CONVERGENT Procedure, a minimally invasive technique that restores normal heart rhythm to patients with advanced atrial fibrillation (AFib), is up and running at Rose Medical Center. Rose is the first hospital west of the Mississippi to offer the Convergent Procedure, which has a success rate of 80% to 90%. Dr. Jason Sperling, RMC’s director of cardiac surgery and medical director of cardiovascular services, began utilizing the procedure in tandem with two electrophysiologists in January...

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 March 2015 09:11 )


Global anti-Semitism reaches seven-year high

NEW YORK — Global anti-Semitic incidents reached a seven-year high, a new study found, while social hostilities involving religion declined somewhat in 2013 following a six-year peak. The Pew Research Center’s annual study of global restrictions on religion, released Feb. 26, reported that approximately one-quarter of the world’s countries are “grappling with high levels of religious hostilities within their borders.” Christians and Muslims, together making up more than half of the w...

Netanyahu’s stern warning to Congress

Netanyahu’s stern warning to CongressWASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, in the end, was about reminding Americans that the enemy of your enemy may still be your enemy. He may have lost some friends in the process. Netanyahu spoke before the US Congress on Tuesday, March 3, following a six-week buildup that spurred questions about the propriety of an Israeli prime minister using Congress as a platform for his views two weeks before elections in his country and resulted in a rupture, for now, betwe...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:20 )

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JTA News

Why is a Conservative synagogue abandoning the second day of yontif?

Jas Chana Rabbi Mark Mallach explains why his synagogue is celebrating Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on one day. ... [Link]

Why Israelis are fearing a third intifada

Ben Sales The slow-burning Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flamed up in the past week with a series of terror attacks, but it has happened before. ... [Link]

What became of Holocaust survivor thought a victim?

mbrodsky A Brazilian man’s discovery at a Polish museum launches a search for his great-aunt’s family; maybe even his great-aunt. ... [Link]

Italian synagogue damaged in severe storm

mbrodsky Some of the windows were shattered and pictures showed glass littering the interior of the sanctuary in Tuscany. ... [Link]

Funerals held for 2 Jerusalem stabbing victims

mbrodsky Thousands attended the rites in Jerusalem for a 41-year-old rabbi and 22-year-old soldier killed in an Old City terrorist attack. ... [Link]

PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

Marcy Oster The Palestinian Authority said the international community must intervene without noting that the Palestinian men were killed in the wake of attacks on Jewish-Israelis. ... [Link]

Israeli officer removed after soldiers destroy journalists’ cameras

Marcy Oster Two photographers for the French news agency AFP were filming a Palestinian demonstration in the West Bank. ... [Link]

Israeli army: Palestinian boy shot himself while playing with gun

Marcy Oster The family had claimed that a Jewish-Israeli driver in the West Bank had stopped his car and shot the 6-year-old in the stomach before fleeing. ... [Link]

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