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Among Dayan's priorities: communicating the concerns of American Jews to Israeli government leaders, and finding ways to open lines of communication with millennials, Hispanics, and those who have unfavorable views of Israel. ... very important for us ...

"And I know a lot of Jews who are very strong supporters of Israel do support the Republican party, but again, I don't speak for Jews," said Tapper, who also said he does not vote in elections that he covers.
Jews in Israeli Ben Gurion International Airport were quite taken aback after they saw several Turkish Muslims praying in the airport's synagogue, apparently mistaking it for a mosque.
In Israel Shrine to Jesus in Israel 'robbed and vandalised'. A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalised, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said ...
Muslims Praying in Israeli Airport Synagogue Kick Up religious Controversy [VIDEO]. By Adam Eliyahu ... The incident occurred when a Turkish Muslim family found themselves in Israel's airport during the ascribed time for one of their five daily prayers ...
Religion and politics must be separate from support of Israel's soldiers." David Ben-Gurion's dream for the Israeli army was to create an IDF of united people in service to the nation. Taking up that post, LIBI provides for the educational, religious ...
The reason for that has a lot to do with the strength of a pro-Israeli religious community with a strong grassroots political organization and fundraising arm - it just may not be the religious community that first comes to mind. "Supporting Israel is ...
Jerusalem (RNS) Knesset member Rachel Azaria's office is sparsely but intentionally decorated, with a Hebrew translation of Martin Luther King Jr.
Yair Lapid, the leader of the opposition Yesh Atid party in the Israeli parliament, slammed the U.N. body for trying to "erase the Jewish identity of Jerusalem" and called the backers of the resolution "Israel haters.'' When the cultural organization ...

... what is it I care about most," she said. For Schwartz, her decision involves balancing the security of the country she lives in now and the country that is her religious homeland. ... However, after some of the Obama administration's decisions ...
Danny Ayalon, Israel's former ambassador to the United States and deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, will speak about religion, human rights and refugees at the University of Miami on Oct. 26. The event is co-sponsored by Sephardi Voices, the ...
They included the chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel, the president of the Sharia Court of the Palestinian Authority and two rabbis from a West Bank yeshiva.
workers have spent the past three weeks putting up the sukkas at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem hotel. religious Jewish guests will eat many of their meals ...
... what is it I care about most," she said. For Schwartz, her decision involves balancing the security of the country she lives in now and the country that is her religious homeland. ... However, after some of the Obama administration's decisions ...
Stanley Goldstein has been part of Temple B'nai Israel in Florence for 42 years. As an organized congregation, he said the temple has been in the Shoals for 111 years.
Danny Ayalon, Israel's former ambassador to the United States and deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, will speak about religion, human rights and refugees at the University of Miami on Oct. 26. The event is co-sponsored by Sephardi Voices, the ...
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's recent statement to enhance Jewish identity in Israel is a long overdue call to finally deal with the elephant that has been in the ...
Resolution denies importance of site in Jerusalem's Old City to Jews by referring to it only under Muslim name, politicians say.
They included the chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel, the president of the Sharia Court of the Palestinian Authority and two rabbis from a West Bank yeshiva.
No, it's afraid that religious commandments will be violated. ... Without waiting for a fitting police commissioner and minister to properly separate religion from the Israel police, we must not accept the initiative of Alsheich and Erdan to appoint ...
While keeping kosher is a religious issue, it has also become a contentious economic and political concern in Israel, with some restaurateurs saying the religious authorities are exerting too much power over business. ... "In other words, the community ...
Bruce Springsteen is giving strong consideration to playing in Israel. And, in a great demonstration of Jewish hospitality, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is saying to the Boss: Baruch ha-ba (welcome!
Israel is the only country in the Middle East "where Zoroastrians and other religious minorities could peacefully and openly practice their religion," Tower contributing editor Zenobia Ravji testified at a New York City Council hearing on Thursday ...
Israel's ultra-Orthodox Haredi Jews have long led a life of seclusion and religious study - but an increasing number are breaking with tradition, and proving surprisingly successful in Israel's tech start-up sector, writes David Baker. "Learning the ...
The uneasy relationship between the Jewish State and the Jewish religion has been regulated since the late 1940s by an unofficial arrangement between the more secular types and the devout minority.
Israeli Prime Minister cancels train repairs scheduled on Saturday on demand by the Ultra-Orthodox Party. Political games caused a major inconvenience for Israelis on Sunday when train services were cancelled following a decision by Israeli Premier, ...
An unusual hug caused thunderous applause at a recent Knesset ceremony saluting Israel's emergency medical first-responders and search-and-rescue personnel.
Cantor Avner Zadok of Givat Shmuel, Israel, will lead High Holy Day services in October at First Congregation Sons of Israel. Born in Israel, and a decorated Israeli soldier having attained the rank of captain, his outstanding tenor voice, reminiscent ...
Syracuse University was planning to screen a much-buzzed documentary about the "religious settler movement" in the West Bank.
After falling behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, Donald Trump and his campaign are looking to the one corner of the world where he stands to sweep come November - Israel. ... Leading the quest to increase religious turnout, the Trump campaign hired ...
In the last three years, allocations for state-religious high schools jumped 18.5% to 30,780 shekels, by far the biggest per-pupil budget in Israel. At 17%, ultra-Orthodox schools saw per-student spending grow by nearly as much, but the budget is also ...
Alayan added sarcastically that if the cable car project is successful, Israel would next attempt to link Tel Aviv to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which houses Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba shrine.
The minister was speaking at an international symposium of Cyprus, Greece, and Israel: Restoration and preservation of religious sites and places of worship, organised by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the Technical Chamber of ...
Tel Aviv (Reuters) - In Israel, where it is fair to say Muslims and Jews do not always agree, there is shared confusion and surprise at events across the Mediterranean: the push by French mayors to ban full-body swimsuits, or "burkinis", on beaches ...
I have just returned from seeing "A Tale of Love and Darkness," directed by and starring Natalie Portman. The film is based on the memoir by the Israeli writer and public intellectual, Amos Oz, who happens to be one of my heroes. "A Tale of Love and ...
For decades, the media catering to Israel's fervently religious Jews have avoided publishing pictures of women in a show of modesty.
Tel Aviv, Israel (RNS) It was Sunday - women's-only day - at the so-called religious beach in this Israeli city on the Mediterranean, and several hundred women and girls sat on the sand or frolicked in the gentle waves with an abandon they rarely ...
The Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), headed by the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, has condemned Israel's "barbaric policy" against Islamic and Christian sites in Jerusalem.
Israel's Supreme Rabbinical Court this month sentenced a haredi Orthodox man to 30 days in jail for pressuring his son to withhold a divorce from his wife for more than a decade.
In religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin wrote an earnest letter of thanks to the black clergy "that stood up to the anti-Israel forces in the Black Lives Matter movement." Mainstream American Jewry cherish the notion of the "golden era" of black ...
He added that a Trump administration might view an Israeli annexation of West Bank settlement as legitimate. But under a two-state solution, there is no way that the Beit El settlement could remain in Israel. By financing its expansion, Friedman's ...
Hasidic Jewish men celebrating a wedding in Israel, where marriage and divorce is legally under the authority of the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate.


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