Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of a training exercise designed to increase military cooperation between the United States and Israel. Its planning began more than two years ago and is not a response to specific events in the Middle East, the...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union for adopting new sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu, speaking Tuesday at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem with European Union member state ambassadors, called the sanctions “tough” and said Iran was “the greatest threat to peace in our time.” “These sanctions are hitting the Iranian economy hard, [but]...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli airstrikes targeted and killed a leader of a terror group linked to Al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli military. Israel also struck two terror cells, one that fired rockets on Israel and one preparing to launch rockets, its military said, during a weekend of attacks by both sides. Two rockets fired from...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court ruled last week that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in Jerusalem. The papers, which include correspondence between Kafka and his close friend Max Brod, have been the subject of a custody battle between the Hoffe family and Israel’s National Library. Shortly before his death, Kafka left...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington · Analysis President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany­ahu did not meet, but they ended up sounding not so far apart. Netanyahu's address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 27 in many ways echoed Obama's speech there two days earlier, with both ratcheting up the heat on Iran over its nuclear program. The themes that echoed...
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