Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BAPTISTS’ VILLAGE, Israel The 14- and 15-year-old boys pat their gloves and stand alert across the infield, their knees bent and eyes shifting between home plate and the pitcher’s mound. Coaches yell out the familiar phrases: “Nice play!” “Throw to first!” “Easy out!” Then, from the dugout, a player shouts, “Yala, Uriah! Kadima!” — “Let’s go, Uriah. Forward.” Then in...
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To anyone who asserts that Israel is a racist society, Shlomo Molla has a simple retort: Just take a look at my life. The 46-year-old was born in an Ethiopian village with no electricity and he has risen through the ranks of Israeli society, where he now holds the position of deputy speaker of the Knesset. “If you have your...
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(JTA) — Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his Al Qaida captors. The plea from Weinstein, 71, was included in a video released by Al Qaida on Sept. 12. “As a Jew, I am appealing to you, Prime Minister Netanyahu, the head of the Jewish State of Israel, as one...
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