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An airplane of the Arkia airline takes off from the airport in the Southern Israeli city of Eilat. 
Photo credit: Moshe Shai/FLASH90
BY JTA Wire Service
August 13, 2013

A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the rocket fired early Tuesday morning by the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, which operates in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, from the Sinai near the Israel border. The Iron Dome battery CONTINUE »

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BY Suzanne Pollak
August 13, 2013

Three-and-a-half years ago, all was right in the world with Harry Burstyn. He had a good job, a great wife and two children. Then he thought he had kidney stones. There were complications, and he now finds himself, at 49, in kidney failure, receiving four to five hours of dialysis three days a week and CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
August 13, 2013

Stanley Levitt, who was convicted of molesting three Boston-area boys in the 1970s, has changed his Baltimore address. According to VINE, a service that keeps track of criminal proceedings, protective orders and more for victims, Levitt’s new address is 3709 Glen Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215. Nancy Aiken, director of CHANA (Counseling, Helping & Aid Network CONTINUE »

Hitler wines - 08.13.2013
BY Anav Silverman
August 13, 2013

An Italian winery selling a line of Nazi and fascist wines has outraged both tourists and Jewish human rights organizations. Under the label known as the Historical Line, the winemaker Vini Lunardelli’s series celebrates the lives of such personalities in world political history including Che Guevara, Churchill, Napoleon, Marx, Mussolini, and Hitler. The Hitler label CONTINUE »

Amos Shapira, president of the University of Haifa, speaks at the university's 41st Board of Governors meeting in June 2013. Shapira says the new Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa "will create a new generation of educated and engaged citizens who share a deeper understanding of the American relationship." 
Photo credit: University of Haifa Communications and Media Relations.
BY Jeffrey F. Barken and Jacob Kamaras
August 13, 2013

Jay Ruderman has observed for years that when American Jewish leaders visit Israel or when Israeli leaders visit the United States, the conversation is “always about Israel” and how the Jewish state relates to Iran, Syria, the Palestinians, and others. “What’s happening in the American Jewish community?” and how those events impact future support for CONTINUE »