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  • At GA, JTA publisher checks out Sderot, where rocket attacks have been renewed

    About 35 determined G.A. participants boarded a bus early this morning headed for Sderot, the scrappy town closest to the Gaza border where rocket attacks have resumed this month, after half a year of relative calm. Before they could climb aboard, they had to sign waivers acknowledging the riskiness of the trip and absolving UJC…

  • Attacks end brief respite in Sderot

    A short respite from rocket attacks has ended for the residents of Sderot, who again are struggling with a daily barrage of Kassams barreling in from the Gaza Strip.

  • Israeli official predicts return to talks

    NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (JTA) – Now is the “moment of truth for Palestinians to decide if they want an agreement” with Israel, the Jewish state’s foreign minister, Shlomo Ben-Ami, said during a visit here last week. But what if the Palestinians decide they really do not want an agreement with Israel if it means…

  • Saving the whales: Is it Jewish?

    What exactly is a “Jewish cause”? Many Jewish groups and individuals are active on issues that have nothing to do with Judaism. Some say Jewish foundations and funders should not support non-Jewish causes — not when there are so many Jewish institutions i

  • Saving the whales: Is it Jewish?

    What exactly is a “Jewish cause”? Many Jewish groups and individuals are active on issues that have nothing to do with Judaism. Some say Jewish foundations and funders should not support non-Jewish causes — not when there are so many Jewish institutions i

  • FOCUS ON ISSUES New charities shatter myth about philanthropy in Israel

    KIBBUTZ SHEFAYIM, Israel. Nov. 30 (JTA) – Diaspora Jews give dollars to Israel, while Israeli Jews give their lives. So goes the common conception that philanthropy in Israel is a one-way street, with North American Jews doing all the “giving” and Israelis doing only the “taking.” That myth is being shattered by an explosion of…

  • NEWS ANALYSIS Jewish Agency struggles to reprioritize its mission

    JERUSALEM, Nov. 16 (JTA) – Facing a future when its historic mission of rescue and resettlement may one day be completed, the Jewish Agency for Israel is struggling to reposition itself and reorder its priorities. And it is doing so at a time when the landscape of American Jewish philanthropy is rapidly changing around it….

  • Iraq may still have Scuds and nuclear-capable bombs

    NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (JTA) – Iraq could still have Scud missiles capable of striking Israel and may even have three nuclear bombs, despite eight years of U.N. disarmament efforts. Richard Butler, chairman of UNSCOM, the U.N. Special Commission charged with Iraqi weapons inspections, raised the possibility that Iraq still possesses Scud missiles, in remarks…