Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774

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Rafi Glantz wanted to join the Israel Defense Forces since he was 10 years old. At that time, according to the 18-year-old, his parents didn't take him seriously. But there's no denying his commitment now as he prepares for an Aug. 13 flight that will bring him to basic training in his new home. "Israel's really the only safe place...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel's prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received when he retired as director of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. It was a depiction of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. "He didn't say anything," recalled Dov Zakheim, then a deputy undersecretary of defense...
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Armin Rosen, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Juba, South Sudan This city in the world's newest country is not your typical Arabic-speaking capital. For one thing, most of the city's inhabitants are Christian. For another, the Israeli flag is ubiquitous here. "I love Israel," said Joseph Lago, who sells pens, chewing gum and phone cards at a small wooden stall decorated with Israeli and South Sudanese flags...
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab cups of coffee. So far, the most pressing concerns in most minds are deadlines, lunch plans and getting to their child's school play after work. Suddenly, chaos erupts. A shooter has entered the building. Or perhaps...
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The Israelis and Americans seem to be on different pages regarding the timing of a potential Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, but U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the debate has in no way detracted from the close relationship between Jerusalem and Washington. Wasserman Schultz, perhaps Obama's chief surrogate in the Jewish...
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