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March 24, 2017  RSS feed
World News

Deeply divided Senate confirms David Friedman as Israel ambassador

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Senate confirmed David Friedman, a confidante of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with his broadsides against liberal Jews, as ambassador to Israel.  More...

With new law, Israelis over 80 no longer have to wait in line

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israelis aged 80 and older will no longer have to wait in line in stores and for most services.  The Knesset unanimously passed a bill that will allow the elderly to receive public services without waiting in line at places such as the post office, bank, supermarket, movie theaters and cultural events.  More...

Trump ‘concerns’ on settlements remain during U.S.-Israel talks

WASHINGTON (JTA) – After a lengthy session of Israel talks, Israeli negotiators said they would take into account Trump administration “concerns” about settlement building, a sign that the issue continues to dog relations between the countries.  More...

Team Israel baseball gear a home run with kvelling American Jewish fans

TEL AVIV – A couple of weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team.  But once the squad started winning games in the World Baseball Classic, he became a fan. Atkins and his friends wanted team caps, but were frustrated to discover they were sold out online.  More...

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