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  • Hackers in Israel: We can protect the Net

    They came to Tel Aviv from out of cybershadows the world over, wearing name tags like Nothingmuch, Cyphunk and Blacktiger. The message from the international hackers’ conference: “Hackers are very important for the Internet community as a whole, because t

  • Papal visit sent a powerful message

    JERUSALEM, March 27 (JTA) — For Jews around the world, even skeptics of Catholic-Jewish reconciliation, it was hard not to be moved by two historic moments during Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The first was the sight of the 79-year-old pope staring silently into the eternal flame at the Yad Vashem…

  • Papal visit sent a powerful message

    For Jews around the world, even skeptics of Catholic-Jewish reconciliation, it was hard not to be moved during Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Standing in front of the Western Wall, the pope quietly read a prayer of reconciliation, then s

  • Israeli’s resignation sparks debate

    JERUSALEM, March 20 (JTA) — Yossi Alpher, who recently resigned as director of the American Jewish Committee’s Israel office, has unleashed a scathing criticism of organized American Jewry’s support for Israel on political affairs. Like much of the behind-the-scenes work done by American Jewish officials, Alpher’s comments did not draw much public attention in Israel….

  • Israeli’s resignation sparks debate

    JERUSALEM, March 20 (JTA) — Yossi Alpher, who recently resigned as director of the American Jewish Committee’s Israel office, has unleashed a scathing criticism of organized American Jewry’s support for Israel on political affairs. Like much of the behind-the-scenes work done by American Jewish officials, Alpher’s comments did not draw much public attention in Israel….

  • Pope pumped up in ad campaign

    JERUSALEM, March 16 (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League is launching a massive advertising campaign to explain the pope to Israelis. The campaign will focus on the historic importance of Pope John Paul II’s upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land and his views on Christian-Jewish reconciliation. “We believe that the vast majority of Israelis simply do…

  • Pope packs 2000 years of baggage

    Pope John Paul II’s upcoming historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem carries different symbols for different people. Some 100,000 Catholic followers will arrive to join the pope’s spiritual journey, the Palestinians will watch for political signals and Diaspora

  • Pope packs 2000 years of baggage

    Pope John Paul II’s upcoming historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem carries different symbols for different people. Some 100,000 Catholic followers will arrive to join the pope’s spiritual journey, the Palestinians will watch for political signals and Diaspora

  • Poll: Most Israelis will welcome pope

    JERUSALEM, March 8 (JTA) — Many Israelis will welcome the pope, but they don’t know much about the Roman Catholic Church’s attitudes toward Jews. According to a Gallup poll commissioned by the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel and released Wednesday, 59 percent of Israeli Jews view the Pope John Paul II’s March 20-26 visit “positively”…

  • Israelis learn there’s another way to tie the knot

    JERUSALEM, March 1 (JTA) — Israel’s Conservative and Reform movements have launched an advertising campaign aimed at attracting more Israeli couples to marry through a non-Orthodox rabbi. The campaign will include ads in major newspapers and radio commercials, appealing to young Israelis to choose an egalitarian wedding service. A campaign poster shows a photo of…