Category Archives: Israel Update

Israelis at the Polls: Find Out Where the Nation is Headed

Come to Congregation Shaarey Zedek Monday, March 23, 2015 to listen as Zvi Gitelman analyzes the Israeli election results. For information and RSVP, please contact Allan Gale at gale@jfmd.org.

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Israel takes ‘just in case’ steps against Syria

Israel ordered a small-scale mobilization of reservists and strengthened its missile defenses as precautions against possible Syrian attack should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria. Facing potential attack by the United States and other Western powers over its … Continue reading

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Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace talks

A senior Israeli official confirmed that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will resume next week in Washington. The official said the decision to renew peace talks was made by U.S. officials and senior Israeli and Palestinian officials during a … Continue reading

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Netanyahu Names Adviser Israeli Ambassador to U.S.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of his closest advisers, Ron Dermer, to be Israel’s next ambassador to the United States. Dermer has a deep understanding of the critical value of the U.S.-Israel relationship and the importance of further … Continue reading

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ISRAEL UPDATE June 21, 2013

Iran’s President-elect Rouhani tied to 1994 bombing As the Iranian presidential elections came to a close last week, Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, proved victorious in the election. He has signaled a hope for improved relations with the United States, yet … Continue reading

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U.S. Backs Israel’s Right To Self-defense

President Barack Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and condemned the rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and reiterated Israel’s right to self-defense, the White House said. Deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement, “We … Continue reading

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Muslim Brotherhood: Modesty Police Needed

Officials of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s leading Islamist group, have called for the establishment of a Saudi-style modesty police to combat “immoral” behavior in public areas. Newly freed from the political strictures of the Mubarak era, Egypt has turned into … Continue reading

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