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Campaign aims to stop rocket attacks
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
July 10, 2014

Following days of rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza, Israel on Monday launched a “continuous, methodical and forceful campaign against the terrorist group in the Gaza Strip,” according to a government announcement. Dubbed Operation Protective Edge, the air campaign came as IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz requested the call-up of 40,000 reserve CONTINUE »

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Baltimoreans keep protective eye on Ashkelon; Israelis keep an eye on Baltimoreans
BY Simone Ellin and Melissa Gerr
July 10, 2014

According to Israel Defense Forces reports, the Islamist terror group Hamas launched as many as 170 rockets from Gaza into southern Israeli communities Monday and Tuesday, including Baltimore’s sister city of Ashkelon. The onslaught provoked the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, a military offensive that so far has resulted in the launching of approximately 50 CONTINUE »

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At Herzliya Conference, a split on importance of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
BY Ben Sales/JTA
July 2, 2014

HERZLIYA, Israel — Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni don’t agree on much. Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, sees the West Bank as an inseparable part of the Jewish state and wants Israel to annex its settlements there. Livni, the justice minister, says Israel can remain a Jewish democracy only by evacuating settlements. But on one thing CONTINUE »

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A night out with Tel Aviv’s drunk-teen patrol
BY Ben Sales/JTA
July 2, 2014

TEL AVIV — It’s midnight here and two balding men in blue vests are on the move. Someone has sprayed tear gas at a club two blocks away. Outside a club known as The Mossad, located in a warehouse in the dilapidated Tel Aviv neighborhood of Florentin, groups of high school students mill about sporting CONTINUE »

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With new Indian leader Modi, Israel sees brighter horizon in the East
BY Sean Savage/JNS.org
June 5, 2014

With a focus on Hindu nationalism and pro-market policies, newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to propel the country in a new direction. India and Israel have enjoyed increasingly close military and economic cooperation over the past two decades, and Modi also brings strong personal and business ties with Israel dating to his CONTINUE »