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2 Israeli women missing in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Two Israeli women who were traveling in Argentina have been missing for more than a week.

Dr. Lily Pereg, 54, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of New England in Australia, and her sister, Pyrhia Sarusi, 63, were last seen on Jan. 12 in...
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At Women’s March, Sarsour defends BDS, hours after rejecting Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism

By MARCY OSTER

(JTA) — Linda Sarsour defended the legality of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel during her speech on stage in Washington D.C. at the third Women’s March. Her critique of anti-BDS laws came hours after rejecting the anti-Semitic statements of Louis Farrakhan.

Sarsour, a leader...
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Israel and Chad announce resumption of diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel and Chad announced the resumption of diplomatic relations.

The announcement came Sunday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in the African nation on what he called a “historic and important” visit.

“This is part of the revolution that we are doing in the Arab...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said state will sanction Airbnb for delisting Jewish settlements

By MARCY OSTER

(JTA) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said his state would take action against Airbnb for its decision to remove listings of rooms and homes for rent in West Bank Jewish settlements.

Airbnb announced in November 2018 that it would remove the listings of some 200 apartments and...
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IDF exposes 6th Hezbollah tunnel; ends Operation Northern Shield

By ARYEH SAVIR 

(TPS) — Israel Defense Forces (the IDF) operating on Israel’s border with Lebanon on Saturday exposed a Hezbollah cross-border tunnel running into Israeli territory, the IDF revealed Sunday.

The IDF stated that the tunnel, the sixth it exposed since it launched Operation Northern Shield at the beginning...
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At least 13,000 Palestinians riot along Gaza border, IDF hits Hamas post

At least 13,000 Palestinians rioted along the border between Israel and Gaza on Friday in the latest escalation in tensions in the region.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the Palestinian rioters were seen throwing rocks, firebombs and hand grenades at IDF soldiers, while also burning tires...
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Why most recent immigrants to Israel aren’t considered Jewish

By SAM SOKOL

JERUSALEM (JTA) — For the first time, Israel announced that Jewish immigrants to Israel were outnumbered by non-Jewish immigrants.

The headlines might suggest that Christians and perhaps Muslims have been moving to the Jewish state in significant numbers, but the truth is more complicated: According to numbers released...
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Shelly Yachimovich replaces Livni as Opposition leader

(TPS.org) — Labor Party Chairman Avi Gabbay has named Shelly Yachimovich as the new Opposition Leader, following his disbandment of the Zionist Union Party and the ousting of the current Opposition Leader, Tzipi Livni.

 

 

From Jerusalem to Latin America, Israel’s diplomatic successes in 2018

By STEVE LEIBOWITZ

 — 2018 is viewed by many experts as a banner year for Israeli diplomacy, including major achievements and enhanced international reach. At the same time, analysts say the Jewish state is facing political pushback and some significant challenges as the calendar year comes to an end.

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Amos Oz, a ‘saintly intellectual’ who turned Israel’s national reality into art

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

(JTA) — Amos Oz would often speak in the kind of tossed-off epigrams that come only with a lot of practice. But just when you wanted to smack him for his breezy erudition, he would redeem himself with a flash of spot-on — and hilarious — self-awareness.

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