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The potential economic and geopolitical impacts
June 12, 2013

Israel not too long ago crossed a major energy milestone when the daily supply of natural gas began flowing from the Tamar offshore res-erve — gas that is expected to power Israel’s electricity production for the coming decades. But while the domestic use of gas makes Israel less dependent on foreign energy than ever before, CONTINUE »

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Deaf-Blind share Shabbat at 3rd Annual Shabbaton
BY Simone Ellin
June 12, 2013

The dark and rainy weather last Friday, June 7, didn’t dampen the spirits of the close to 80 people who gathered at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown for the third annual Shabbaton for the Deaf-Blind. The Shabbaton, which ran through noon on Sunday, June 9, included workshops, educational presentations, discussions, Shabbat rituals, prayers, dinner, Havdalah CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
June 12, 2013

A Canadian government minister who said the Jewish community receives “privileged treatment” denied that a 2016 election scheduled for Rosh Hashanah discriminates against Jews. “Give me a break,” said Bernard Drainville, the Parti Québécois minister of democratic institutions and active citizenship, in response to a reporter’s question about his refusal to change the proposed date CONTINUE »

June 12, 2013

A lost journal of Nazi official Alfred Rosenberg was recovered in a home in upstate New York. The journal, with more than 400 pages of details on the Third Reich’s policy from 1936 to 1944, includes accounts of meetings with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Herman Goering, Reuters reported. Lost after the Nuremberg war crime CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
June 12, 2013

Google confirmed its acquisition of the Israeli navigation company Waze. In an announcement Tuesday on the company’s official blog, Google Vice President Brian McClendon did not indicate the price Google paid to acquire Waze, though reports put the figure at $1.1 billion. McClendon said the product development team at Waze, a free downloadable navigation app CONTINUE »