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Israel: Dozens of hostages held in Gaza remain alive

Some 120 captives, both living and deceased, are believed to remain in the Strip. JNS Staff ReportJune 18, 2024 Many of the 120 hostages who remain in Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip are believed to be alive, a senior Israeli official involved in ongoing negotiations with the terrorist organization

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Antisemitism

McConnell: Antisemitism ‘reaches from college campuses to US Capitol’

“The last thing a sovereign democracy under siege needs is a public tongue-lashing from the White House,” the senate minority leader said. By Andrew BernardJune 18, 2024 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed colleagues planning to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress, drawing a

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Antisemitism

ADL faces Wikipedia ban over reliability concerns on Israel, antisemitism

By Asaf Elia-ShalevJune 18, 2024 (JTA) — Wikipedia’s editors have voted to declare the Anti-Defamation League “generally unreliable” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding it to a list of banned and partially banned sources.  An overwhelming majority of editors involved in the debate about the ADL also voted to deem the

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At White House, former Israeli captive recounts Hamas sexual abuse

Following released hostage Amit Soussan’s account of her ordeal, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said, “We cannot look away.” By JNS Staff ReportJune 18, 2024 Released Israeli hostage Amit Soussana on Monday recalled the sexual assault she experienced at the hands of Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip during a

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Israel

Critical IDF intel systems were down on morning of Oct. 7

The Unit 8200 is responsible for some 80% of the information gathered and produced for all intelligence branches. JNS Staff ReportJune 26, 2024 Critical computer systems used by the Israel Defense Forces’ elite 8200 intelligence unit broke down on Oct. 6 and were only repaired some 90 minutes before Hamas

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Israel

After Gantz exit, Netanyahu disbands War Cabinet

Discussions on the war will continue to take place in a small forum, which will include Netanyahu and three other former War Cabinet members. By JNS Staff ReportJune 17, 2024 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has informed members of his government of his intent to dissolve the War Cabinet set up after Hamas’s

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11 IDF soldiers killed fighting Hamas in Gaza over weekend

An additional soldier died from wounds sustained during combat last week. By JNS Staff ReportJune 16, 2024 Eleven Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed in the Gaza Strip over the weekend, the military announced on Sunday. One additional soldier passed away from wounds sustained during fighting last week, according to

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Hamas devolving from terror army to guerrilla force

In Gaza, most of the group’s organized battalions have been dismantled by the IDF. By Yaakov Lappin June 17, 2024 As the Israel Defense Forces ground offensive rolls on in northern, central and southern Gaza, and most of Hamas’s organized battalions are already dismantled, Hamas is undergoing a significant transformation

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Israel

Jerusalem will not commit to ending war until hostages released

Hamas has broken past deals too many times to be trusted, said a senior Israeli official. By Joshua MarksJune 17, 2024 Jerusalem will not commit to ending the war in Gaza until Hamas releases all of the hostages held by the terrorist group, according to a senior Israeli official. The

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Hillel’s 3 questions

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, Summer is the time for camp and many of us have wonderful camp memories. I am truly blessed because I

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The hope for peace

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, Summer is the time for camp and many of us have wonderful camp memories. I am truly blessed because I

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