Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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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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Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JERUSALEM Activists at a recent conference here on Middle Eastern and North Afri-can Jewish refugees called for legislative initiatives to support compensation for the refugees. The two-day conference this week, “Justice for Jewish Refu-gees From Arab Countries,” was organized by the World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Senior Citizens’ Ministry. The conference is part of a drive to...
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Player Nets Paralympics Gold JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli tennis player Noam Gershony won a gold medal in men’s singles at the London Paralympics Games. Gershony, a former Israeli Air Force pilot who was injured in a crash during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, defeated American David Wagner on Saturday to win Israel’s first gold medal at the Games and...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers. The office of the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, said there were no abnormal findings in Tuesday's test. The check was made less than two weeks before the start of the High Holidays, when hundreds of thousands of people visit...
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