Rejecting decades-old policy, the Republican Party approved on July 12 a platform that does not include a call for a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Instead, it defers to Israel to determine whether it is interested in negotiating a deal with the Palestinians, and omits any reference to a solution that would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.68
Philistines were no “philistines,” say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed, requested permission to bring 250 people to the Temple Mount to hold a memorial ceremony for her daughter. Rina Ariel asked permission from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The group that would ascend to the Temple Mount on Tuesday…30
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egypt’s Foreign Minister was scheduled to visit Israel to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The visit by Sameh Shoukry set for Sunday is the first by an Egyptian Foreign Minister since 2007, Netanyahu said Sunday morning at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting. “Today’s visit is important from many…
On the night of April 15, 1944, a group of 40 Jewish prisoners — who were being held in captivity in Lithuania, forced by Nazis to cover up the massacre of some 100,000 Jews in a forest near Vilnius — escaped through a 100-foot underground tunnel they had dug at night, using only spoons and their hands. Many of…3
Yes, you can take a wiener on a summer picnic. But, let me tell you, growing up a Wiener was no picnic. Being a kid with my last name meant being serenaded with spontaneous performances of the “I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener” jingle. There were always giddy mentions of wiener dogs and…3
(JTA) – Two Moroccan Jews were killed in Casablanca in what police said was a crime motivated by greed, but which some media said may have had a racist element. The victims of the killing on July 3 were Sam Toledano and Vicky Chetrit, a couple based in the coastal city, the online edition of Le360…5
South Korea has seen the future — and it’s kosher.
(JTA) — Jewish organizations are voicing anguish over the violence in Dallas that claimed the lives of five police officers during a peaceful demonstration protesting the recent shooting deaths of two unarmed black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Officials say the police officers were killed by sniper fire during a protest Thursday evening. One suspect, who died…10
(JTA) — The nomadic Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will have a new and permanent home next year. The museum’s executive director Judy Margles and board chair Elaine Coughlin announced Wednesday the purchase of a $5 million space in Oldtown at the former location of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported….
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