• IDF readies response to pummel Hamas after one rocket attack too many

    By YAAKOV LAPPIN

     — The Hamas rocket that shattered a village home in the Sharon district of central Israel, north of Tel Aviv early on Monday morning, is an attack that for Israeli leadership represents a step too far.

    Eleven days after Hamas fired two rockets in the direction of Tel Aviv—in what it claimed was “an accidental” maintenance error—this time, it appears as if the organization’s addiction to gambling and upping the ante to extract concessions from Israel has led it to commit a serious mistake, one that will come with punishing repercussions.

     

    No Israeli leadership can...
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  • Meet Rabbi Katie Bauman, new senior rabbi at Touro Synagogue

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Although she is a native New Orleanian, Rabbi Katie Bauman, recently selected to take over as the next senior rabbi at Touro Synagogue, has spent limited time in her hometown since she was nearly four years old. Despite that, she has deep roots...
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    Special Report: The Israel-Egypt treaty at 40

    By KEN STEIN

    (JTA) — On the stormy evening of Sept. 17, 1978, with President Jimmy Carter as their witness, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin stepped to a table at the White House and signed the Camp David Accords.

    It consisted of two framework agreements:...
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Current News

Rocket fired from Gaza slams into home in central Israel, injuring 7

By MARCY OSTER

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A long-range rocket fired from Gaza scored a direct hit on a home in central Israel, injuring seven, including two infants.

Following the early Monday morning attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also...
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Man who toppled over 100 headstones at Jewish cemetery in St. Louis sentenced to 3 years probation

(JTA) — A man from suburban St. Louis was sentenced to three years probation for toppling more than 100 headstones at a local Jewish cemetery.

Alzado Harris, 35, was charged a year ago for the vandalism caused at the Chesed...
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Romanian PM announces Jerusalem embassy move at AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă announced at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference that her government had decided to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Dăncilă, who said addressing AIPAC on Sunday that she “admired” President...
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Breaking News

Israel launches retaliation for Hamas strike on home that injured 7

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli army began attacking Hamas terror targets in Gaza in the wake of a rocket attack by the terrorist group that leveled a house in central Israel and injured seven. The IDF announced over Twitter that...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Reaction to Trump’s Golan move illustrates the growing divide over Israel

By JONATHAN TOBIN

(JNS.org) — It was a day for Israelis to cheer the unprecedented degree of closeness between their nation and its sole superpower ally. Using his favorite form of communication, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a clear intention...
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