International News

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With strike over, Israeli hospital continues to face uncertain financial future
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
February 27, 2014

The dust may have settled at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, but the underlying financial troubles that caused workers to go on strike earlier this month remain, as an organization that predates the State of Israel struggles to move on. Staffers at the two Hadassah hospitals in the Jerusalem enclaves of Ein Kerem and CONTINUE »

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Turmoil of past few months enters new phase
BY Talia Lavin and Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
February 27, 2014

The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge. After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital, and parliament installed an interim leader to take the still-contested reins of power. Like their compatriots, Ukraine’s Jews CONTINUE »

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For some West Bank CEOs, boycott threat not an issue
BY Ben Sales, JTA
February 12, 2014

TEL AVIV — Of the 200,000 wine bottles Yakov Burg produced last year, 16,000 went to Europe. The possibility of a boycott and repeated rumblings that Europe is planning to label goods produced in the settlements could decrease that number, but Burg isn’t worried. The CEO of Psagot Winery, which is located in a settlement CONTINUE »

February 12, 2014

A second of five Cuban spies whose release from prison is seen as critical to the freedom of Alan Gross will likely soon be in Cuba. Fernando Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five convicted of spying offenses in 2001, will be transferred to immigration lockup at the end of February to await deportation, the Miami CONTINUE »

February 6, 2014

An Israeli army officer commanding a unit during an operation near the Gaza security fence was killed by friendly fire. According to a preliminary investigation, the officer, identified as Capt. Tal Nachman, 21, of Nes Tziona, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning by a soldier from another unit operating in the area, the Israel CONTINUE »