Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Tammuz 20, 5776
By:
Jon Marks | JE Staff
Anat Hoffman, longtime executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center, is leading the fight for Women of the Wall, which has attempted for years to give women and other minorities the same rights to pray and perform other religious duties at the Kotel as men.
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By:
Jon Marks | JE Staff
As for an ongoing campaign to “Save the Consulate,” led by Lou Balcher, who served as the consul’s director of academic affairs under three consul generals from 2004 to 2013, the consensus seems to be that it’s a lost cause.
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By:
Daniel Schere | JE Feature
One of Israel’s efforts toward making its water usage more efficient and environmentally sustainable came to fruition in 2005 with the construction of the Ashkelon Desalination Plant on the Mediterranean coast. There are now four plants with a fifth scheduled to open later this year at Ashdod.
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JTA
April was the first month in half a year in which no Israeli was killed in a terrorist attack.
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JTA
During Israel's National Yom Hashoah ceremony, six Holocaust survivors lit six torches representing the six million Jews killed.
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