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Israel’s austerity budget advances in Knesset

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Israel’s Knesset approved the first reading of the 2013-14 state budget, which has been touted as closing socioeconomic gaps in the country. The budget, which...

Jews’ fears heightened in Europe

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A security expert with the Jewish Federations of North America has called the mood among European Jews “concerning. It’s more so than ever before....

‘Viral Hate’ examines Internet bigotry

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The Internet has changed the face of data sharing and communication. Anyone with a connection online can now share information and opinion to a...

One Israel Fund’s Provisor talks about security in Israel

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It was a tragedy that is hard to forget. In March 2011, a terrorist infiltrated the town of Itamar and slaughtered five members of...

Clashes make it hard for Israel to steer clear of Syria conflict

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y Ben Sales JTA News and Features JERUSALEM - For much of the past two years, Israel has taken a singular approach to the Syrian civil...

Israel will keep Susan Rice busy in her new White House role

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by Ron Kampeas JTA News and Features Susan Rice has said that a "huge" portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel's legitimacy....

Should Jewish groups back Samantha Power?

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by Ron Kampeas JTA News and Features Samantha Power brings to foreign policy an activist impulse that many in the pro-Israel community wish was more prevalent...

Poll: 45 percent of Britons favor banning kosher slaughter

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About 45 percent of 1,900 Britons polled favored banning Jewish ritual slaughter and 38 percent said they favored banning non-medical circumcision. In the poll, which...

France reportedly backs designating Hezbollah militiamen as terrorists

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The French government supports adding the armed wing of Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations, an Arabic daily reported. French Foreign Minister...

Canada’s largest student association endorses Israel boycott

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The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. With the passage late last week...