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  • Jewish organization considers call for end to embargo of Cuba

    NEW YORK, June 23 (JTA) — Cuba has become one of the most popular destinations for American Jewish delegations. Now one national Jewish organization wants to do more than bring humanitarian and religious supplies to the island nation’s tiny Jewish community. The American Jewish Congress is moving toward calling on the United States government to…

  • Mission control: Technion preparing for satellite launch

    HAIFA, Israel, June 15 (JTA) — On the third floor of a plain university building, several desktop computers are preparing to communicate directly with a satellite orbiting the earth. This is mission control. It is a mere microcosm of NASA’s facilities in the United States. But if all goes well with a planned June 23…

  • FOCUS ON ISSUES Election reform advocates battling to change law now

    NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (JTA) — Election reform proponents in Israel are racing against the clock to restore the old system of selecting a prime minister before voters return to the polls next spring. “If we don’t succeed before the next election, it will be a tragedy,” says Arye Carmon, president of the Israel Democracy…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Israeli scientist seeks cure for high rate of road deaths

    HAIFA, Israel, July 12 (JTA) — A possible cure for Israel’s high rate of road fatalities may have its roots in a click. When he used to drive from Boston to Albany, N.Y., Simon Cohen recalls, he would hear a clicking sound as his car wheels rolled over the tiny cracks separating the concrete blocks…