Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
By:
Marcy Oster, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jerusalem On the eve of Passover, the Israeli army is embarking on one of its biggest operations of the year. Whether in the field, on a base or with family living abroad, "every last soldier has everything he needs for seder night," asserts Capt. Ze'ev Rosens, rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces Tank School in southern Israel. Preparation for the...
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By:
Boaz Arad | JTA
Tears run down the face of Kohata Yuriko as she recalls the events of March 11 last year, when a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Japan in the early afternoon.
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By:
Mati Wagner | JTA
If Israel has its way, this is how future conflicts with Gaza-based terrorists will unfold: Israeli aircraft launch surgical strikes on rocket launchers; terrorist leaders are assassinated as necessary; Israeli civilians along the southern frontier are protected by advanced technology that shoots enemy rockets out of the sky; and the world, preoccupied with other matters, is too distracted to object.
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Mati Wagner, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The retirement of Israel's Supreme Court chief justice is raising questions about which way the country's high court will turn.
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Amid all the speculation about a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities -- and what such a strike would mean for the United States -- Robert M. Gates says he's "blessedly" relieved that he's no longer the Pentagon's top man. Throughout his decades of government service, including stints as secretary of defense and director of the CIA, Gates has...
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