LAST GENERATION NETWORK NEWS (Israel Edition): January 3, 2013 FRIDAY Shevat 2, 5774


Israel tests ballistic missile shield - ‎7 hours ago‎
Israel has tested its upgraded Arrow interceptor, which is designed to destroy in space the kind of missiles held by Iran and Syria, a Defence Ministry spokeswoman said.

Hezbollah Upgrades Missile Threat to Israel

Wall Street Journal
19 hours ago
Written by
Julian Barnes
U.S. officials believe members of Hezbollah, the militant group backed by Iran, are smuggling advanced guided-missile systems into Lebanon from Syria piece by piece to evade a secretive Israeliair campaign designed to stop them. The moves illustrate ...

Liberman: Peace deal must be based on Israeli security, stable Palestinian ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman met on Friday morning with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry and a delegation of visiting US senators to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process. "Any agreement between Israel and the Palestinians ...

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at crunch time, Kerry says

Washington Post - ‎Jan 2, 2014‎
JERUSALEM - The United States will help Israel and the Palestinians establish “fixed, defined parameters” for a permanent peace deal, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday, as troubled negotiations enter a new year and lurch toward a spring ...

While Kerry Pushes Peace Talks, Israeli Leader Airs Criticism

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel delivered a harsh assessment of his Palestinian counterpart and implicitly the prospect of a Middle East peace agreement as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here on Thursday to intensify his ...

Ex-Israeli envoy to Argentina: Israel killed most perpetrators of AMIA ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
Israel has killed most of the perpetrators responsible for the deadly attacks on its embassy and on the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires, former Israeli ambassador to Argentina Itzhak Aviran said on Thursday. "The ...

UPDATE 2-Israel tests Arrow missile shield, eyes Syria, Iran

Reuters - ‎9 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Israel successfully tested its upgraded Arrow ballistic missile interceptor for the second time on Friday, pushing forward work on a U.S.

Israel's former PM Sharon in 'sharp decline'

euronews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sharon is one of Israel's most famous generals and a state funeral is planned. He left his mark on the region through military invasion, Jewish settlement building on captured land and a shock, unilateral decision to pull Israeli troops and settlers ...

Settlement News to Wait Until Kerry Leaves Israel

New York Times - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
JERUSALEM - The Israeli government will delay an expected announcement of bids for new settlement construction for the next few days while Secretary of State John Kerry is in the region, an Israeli official said Wednesday, avoiding a potential high ...

Kerry to Meet Israel, PA Leaders as Peace Talks Continue

Voice of America - ‎13 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, Abbas has complained about ongoing Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, saying Israel is trying to take land that would be part of a future Palestinian state.

Call my blof: Rightist Israel party tries its hand at political satire, but ...

Haaretz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The aim of the trailer is to lampoon the reported U.S. proposal that Israel withdraws from the Jordan Valley in stages, with an international peacekeeping force helping the Palestinian Authority maintain order - while Israeli drones supposedly circle ...

Israel's chief rabbinate questions 'commitment' of leading US Modern Orthodox ...

Haaretz - ‎15 hours ago‎
About two months ago, in a move that roused protests from Orthodox rabbis in both Israel and the United States, the Chief Rabbinate disqualified Weiss from attesting to the personal status of members of his New York congregation who sought to marry in ...

McCain: Israel Concerned About Mideast Peace Deal

ABC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Republican Sen. John McCain says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "serious, serious concerns" about parts of the proposal Secretary of State John Kerry is using to broker peace with the Palestinians.

Delegitimating Israel

CounterPunch - ‎9 hours ago‎
Of course, Israeli saber rattling continues unabated. Existential threats keep Israel's Jewish citizens more or less united and its international supporters on board.

Deputy Foreign Minister: Jordan Valley must be under Israeli sovereignty

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jan 2, 2014‎
The Jordan Valley must be placed under Israeli sovereignty, Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud) said on Thursday, as he issued a stern message to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry against any talk of an Israeliwithdrawal to the pre ...

The EU's offer still stands, despite the Israeli government's resounding silence

Haaretz (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
About two weeks ago, the 28 foreign ministers of the European Union proposed granting Israel the status of a “special privileged partner” as an outcome of the successful completion of the peace process.

Israeli ex-PM Sharon's condition worsens

USA TODAY - ‎8 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM (AP) - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's already critical medical condition is deteriorating further as key bodily organs continue to decline, the hospital treating him said Friday.

Thwarted Israeli bus blast similar to Boston bombings

The Times of Israel - ‎3 hours ago‎
The internal security organization, after days of what it termed “intensive intelligence work,” managed to break the terror cell, arresting four Islamic Jihad operatives from Bethlehem and 10 other people, including at least one Bedouin citizen of ...

Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Yahoo News - ‎19 hours ago‎
A statement from the army said that "in response to rocket fire toward Israel," its "aircraft targeted a terror infrastructure site in the central Gaza Strip and three concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip.



David Broza, 'Jerusalem' (With Steve Earle): Exclusive Song Premiere

Billboard - ‎4 hours ago‎
David Broza doesn't want the socio-political importance of his new "EastJerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- a Steve Earle co-produced set recorded with both Israeli and Palestinian musicians in Palestinian-populated East Jerusalem -- to eclipse that fact...

Kerry set for Ramallah meeting after three-hour session in Jerusalem

Haaretz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kerry set for Ramallah meeting after three-hour session in Jerusalem. Palestinian protesters chant 'Kerry go home' as U.S.

Arab girl, aged 16, attempts to stab border police officer in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 16-year-old Arab girl attempted to stab a border police officer with a knife near Nablus Gate inJerusalem on Friday. The suspect is a resident of the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood in eastJerusalem police said. Security personnel succeeded in ...

Stabbing Attack Prevented in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 16-year-old female Arab terrorist tried on Friday afternoon to stab a border policeman at the Damascus Gate inJerusalem.

Micky Lay, a Source for 'Jerusalem,' Dies at 73

New York Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
Micky Lay, a bibulous retired builder who helped Mark Rylance craft his performance in Jez Butterworth's hit play about British outcasts, “Jerusalem,” for which Mr. Rylance won a Tony died on Friday in the village of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England. He was 73.

Eliyahu paces red-hot Jerusalem to rout of Eilat

Jerusalem Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
The 28-year-old forward, who joined Jerusalem in November after leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv last summer, scored his highest BSL point total in almost eight years, hitting 10-of-18 field-goal attempts and 4-of-5 free throws, while also registering five ...

The Israel-Palestinian Negotiation and the American mediation: The Jerusalem ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is in Jerusalem again, trying to square the circle of bringing the Israeli Palestinian negotiations to an agreement.

In Jerusalem, there's no hiding the dividing line

Haaretz - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
If there were need for any additional proof of the fact that even 43 years of de facto annexation and the settlement of hundreds of thousands of Israelis in East Jerusalem haven't managed to erase the Green Line, it was given on Wednesday. Shortly ...

Twenty destinations for 2014: Jerusalem, Israel - ‎Jan 2, 2014‎
Even more recently, there has been something of a cultural renaissance too: in 2014, the city will stage its fourth Jerusalem Season of Culture (, a summer-long arts programme including the Sacred Music Festival. Here acts from ...

Jerusalem mayor: Storm 'Alexa' cost city $290 million

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
Deeming last month's powerful storm Alexa a “natural disaster,” responsible for approximately $290 million in financial losses, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat beseeched the Knesset Finance Committee Wednesday to aid the city in its recovery. “The city of ...

'Jerusalem Post' Person of the Year: The Israeli soldier

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
Lieutenant Colonel Shay Shemesh, commander of the Kfir Brigade, told the Jerusalem Post Israeli soldiers "represent values of bravery and brotherhood and are a role model for others.

Kerry to meet with Liberman in Jerusalem, Abbas in Ramallah on Friday

Jerusalem Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in Jerusalem and with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Friday to discuss the peace process and to push the two sides towards a ...

Slow deterioration in functioning of Sharon's vital organs, says hospital

Jerusalem Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
A close confidant of Sharon who visited his hospital bed on Thursday told The Jerusalem Post that since he entered a coma after his stroke, the former prime minister's family always hoped in vain that something would happen that would enable him to ...

Visitors' center planned for East Jerusalem draws criticism

The Times of Israel - ‎18 hours ago‎
A planned visitors' center to be built near the Old City in East Jerusalem has become a controversial flashpoint, raising fears that the building could exacerbate the tensions already surrounding the City of David archaeological project in the Arab ...

Prof. Says He's Deciphered the Most Ancient Hebrew Engraving Found in ... - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
Historians believe they have decoded the oldest inscription ever found in Jerusalem, made up of just eight letters carved on the remains of a large clay jar.

Criss-crossing Jerusalem's parallel cities

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Dec 31, 2013‎
Moments before a rock smashed through the window of his car in the center of the PalestinianJerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher, leaving a deep gash in the back of his neck, Israeli lawyer Daniel Siedemann remembers noticing the banners.

Legal challenges mounted against planned visitor center in EastJerusalem

Haaretz - ‎Dec 31, 2013‎
Plans for massive new visitor center in East Jerusalem have pitted local Palestinian residents and Israeli public intellectuals against a government-backed, right-wing organization.

Jerusalem suffered $80 million in damage from December snowstorm

Haaretz - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
The unusual snowstorm that swept Jerusalem last month will cost the capital more than $80 million in damages, Mayor Nir Barkat said Wednesday.

A Striking View from Jerusalem at Year-End

American Thinker (blog) - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
Quite the most arresting take on world affairs and trends to appear in the major English-language press worldwide at year-end 2013 is a column published on December 26 by Amotz Asa-El in the Jerusalem Post. The piece is entitled "The Year Authority ...

Kerry returns to Jerusalem, W. Bank - ‎19 hours ago‎
Secretary of State John Kerry returned this week to Jerusalem and Ramallah in a bid to boost Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which resumed in July after a nearly five-year break.
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German, Jewish and Neither

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Laupheim, a small town in southern Germany, once boasted a large Jewish community and named a prominent street after one of its Jewish sons: Carl Laemmle, who went on to found Universal Studios. But all of that changed in the 1930s. By 1992, when I ...

The Jewish State in Question

New Yorker (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jodi Rudoren writes in today's Times that the great sticking point for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations is Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as a “Jewish state,” or as “the nation-state of the Jewish people ...

Miami woman tracks her Jewish roots through 22 generations - ‎4 hours ago‎
Curiosity piqued, Milgrom launched what would become an almost two-decade search for her Jewish roots, a search that took her to her ancestors' hometown of Fermoselle, a village in the province of Zamora on the Spanish-Portuguese border, as well as to ...

The five best Jewish moments in movies for 2013

The Times of Israel - ‎9 hours ago‎
Yours truly spent four hours trying to recapture his twenties at Madison Square Garden listening to the jam-based experimental funk-rock-fusion of two-fourths Jewish hippie band Phish. (Didn't find my lost youth either, but did need to reach for my ...

Group uniting Jews, Latinos celebrates 10th anniversary

Arizona Daily Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
For more than a century, Latinos and Jewish-Americans have lived together in harmony in Southern Arizona. On Sunday, teens and leaders from both communities will mark the unity between both groups when they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the ...

Egyptian Astrologer Warns Jews Will Be Stronger in 2014 Because Saturn 'Will ... - ‎20 hours ago‎
Astrologer Sayyed Al-Shimi said on Egyptian television this week that notable events in Jewishhistory have happened when Saturn entered the “fire signs.

New Year's Eve: Should Jews party like the rest of the world?

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 31, 2013‎
The name reached Israel, seemingly due to the Ashkenazi influence, which is rather ironic since Sylvester is also known to have been viciously anti-Semitic; and according to the Jewish literacy website, January 1st was a day on ...

French Comic's 'Anti-System' Salute Is Frequently Used to Mock JewishSuffering

New York Times (blog) - ‎Dec 31, 2013‎
Updated, Wednesday, 12:52 p.m. | Until three days ago, when a French soccer star celebrated a goal for his club in England with a form of stiff-armed salute devised by a stand-up comic who stands accused of inciting hatred of Jews, the English-speaking ...

The Jewish Perspective on Holiness

Huffington Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
Judaism categorically rejects the idea that physicality is inherently in conflict with spirit, or that the body and physical activities are less sacred than the soul and religious activities.

Neshama Carlebach sets record straight about her embrace of Reform

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎3 hours ago‎
On the one hand, I have received messages of love and gratitude and gorgeous expressions of faith from Jews far to the left of where I stand.

Busting Last Year's Jewish Myths

Jewish Daily Forward - ‎Jan 2, 2014‎
It takes no special insight to predict some of the topics for conversation among Jews in this new year. The Mideast peace process, such as it is.

Dallas Holocaust Museum 'Kindertransport' exhibit to open

Dallas Morning News - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
She and her brother were among about 10,000 German Jewish children who survived the Holocaust because of a British rescue effort known as the “kindertransport.

Jewish Women's Circle gala to focus on healing power of laughter

Palm Beach Daily News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Recently, she performed in the acclaimed off-Broadway comedy, “A Match Made in Manhattan: the Interactive JewishWedding Experience,” where she played the role of Rivky Lowenstein, mother of the bride.

Is conversion the only path to Judaism? 'Affirming' Jewish identity is ... - ‎21 hours ago‎
Cohen and Olitzky bemoan that as of now, there's only one way for a non-Jew to become Jewish - i.e., conversion - and offer an alternative they call “Jewish cultural affirmation.” Under this scheme, those who are not interested in Judaism as a ...

Busting the New Year's Jewish Myths

Jewish Daily Forward - ‎Jan 2, 2014‎
It takes no special insight to predict some of the topics for conversation among Jews in this new year. The Mideast peace process, such as it is.

Expect another boost in French immigration to Israel, experts say

Haaretz - ‎7 hours ago‎
But over the past few months, people active in the field say they've seen signs of the onset of a new, much larger wave of immigration that could have a substantial impact on both Israeli society and the French-Jewish community. In 2013, 3,120 French ...

My Jewish State

New York Times - ‎Dec 31, 2013‎
Then there is the rebounding Israel-is-a-Jewish-state bugbear: Netanyahu wants Palestinians to recognize his nation as such.

Dallas exhibit recalls rescue of 10000 Jewish children from Nazis

Dallas Morning News - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
She and her brother were among about 10,000 German Jewish children who survived the Holocaust because of a British rescue effort known as the “kindertransport.

Britain's Jewish Christmas

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jan 1, 2014‎
It is a celebration of Jewish peoplehood held at a British university campus whose students are on Christmas vacation, and this year it was at the University of Warwick, a town that boasts of one Britain's oldest and most beautiful castles (with moat).

Campaigners Rally to Save Historic pre-Holocaust Synagogue

Arutz Sheva - ‎7 hours ago‎
The European Union has awarded a grant to a Warsaw-based Jewish organization to restore an historic synagogue compound in the Polish town of Krasnik, but campaigners say the project may be cancelled if additional matching funds are not raised within ...

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