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BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – The American fast food chain KFC is recruiting staff ahead of a planned reopening in Israel, the business daily Globes reported. The company announced six … more
JTA – When it comes to social media, Israelis rule the world. Some 77 percent of adults in Israel use social media, putting the country 1 percentage point ahead of South Korea, according to … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni announced that she would exit politics at the end of the current Knesset term, and pulled her HaTnua party out of the upcoming national elections. The party’s recent poll numbers showed that it would not make the electoral threshold to enter the next Knesset. more
Thanks for printing my photo essay in the Dec. 21 issue (“Adventures in Israel”). The photos were part of a much longer story about Israel. Two deleted impressions pertain to us in … more
JTA – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the winner of the $1 million Genesis Prize, the so-called Jewish Nobel. Kraft, 77, will be giving the money “to initiatives combatting … more
January Mystery box from Israel provides a sweet lesson for Cohen School students What’s more exciting than getting a surprise package in the mail? Getting it from Israel! The Cohen School at Torat Yisrael participated in an interactive “What’s in the Box” Israeli program. Providence native Rabbi Elan Adler, who now lives in Israel, shopped for Israeli treats and trinkets to mail to the school children. Upon seeing the box the students determined from the Hebrew words that the box was from Israel. There was an extra surprise for the school – in addition to filling the box, Rabbi Adler donated the box and all its contents in memory of Wendy B. Adler, a Sunday School teacher, and his sister-in-law, who passed away in 1997. more
JTA – A 20-year-old American-Israeli man convicted of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States and five other countries, as well … more
JTA – Fight academic boycotts of Israel. That’s the message from 101 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations that signed on to a letter sent Dec. 3 to 250 U.S. college presidents … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – For the first time, Israelis said the main point of conflict in their society is between left and right and not between Jews and Arabs. That’s what an annual … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hezbollah is building tunnels “with direct support and funding from Iran” in an effort to capture northern Israel’s Galilee region, Prime Minister … more
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