International News

A Belgian citizen spying for Iran, Ali Mansuri,  was arrested on September 11, 2013.
BY Aryeh Savir
September 29, 2013

A Belgian citizen spying for Iran was arrested on September 11th 2013 in Tel Aviv, this according to a statement released by Israel’s General Security Service (GSS). The man, named Alex Menes, aged 55, was arrested as he tried to leave Israel via Ben Gurian airport. In his interrogation it became apparent that he is CONTINUE »

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Some 25 years after Operation Exodus, we celebrate past miracles and contemplate a still-to-be-uncovered future for Soviet Jewish immigrants
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

The story of the Jews of the Former Soviet Union is an evolving one. It’s a story of suffering and distress, a story of incredible challenges — many of which were forfeited, equally as many of which were overcome. But mostly it is the story of a modern miracle. Twenty-five years after Operation Exodus — CONTINUE »

September 25, 2013

A photo posted on the U.S. State Department’s Instagram account on Tuesday lists “Palestine” as a country. The post occurred a day after the State Department unveiled its new Instagram account. “These social media accounts serve as a conduit for the U.S. Department of State to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign CONTINUE »

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Baltimore native running for city council says divided city can once again come together
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

One word, said Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, “sanity.” And maybe a few more: harmony, quality of life, collaboration. It is on this platform that the Baltimore native, who moved to Beit Shemesh, Israel, eight years ago, is running for its city council. His party is called TOV, which means good in English, and he said his CONTINUE »

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Oslo Accords debated rather than celebrated
BY Alex Traiman
September 18, 2013

Twenty years after the signing of the fateful Oslo Accords between Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, Knesset members are heavily debating the merits of the peace process and the two-state solution paradigm. Parliamentarians from both Israel’s left and right agree that the process has not yielded the results CONTINUE »