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Blinken, Netanyahu hold ‘in-depth meeting’ amid ceasefire push

The U.S. diplomat is making his sixth visit to Israel since Oct. 7. JNS Staff Report February 7, 2024 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “held a long and in-depth meeting in private” at the latter’s Jerusalem office on Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office

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IDF finds Khan Yunis dungeon where hostages were held

Around a dozen captives were kept there, the Israeli military said. JNS Staff Report February 7, 2024 Israel Defense Forces soldiers operating in the heart of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza discovered a large tunnel, one where Hamas had held a around a dozen hostages, the military revealed on Wednesday.

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Keeping their names alive

Vigilance required to keep all informed By Sharon Wisch-Ray A recent elevator encounter proved to me the importance of the work of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum(bringthemhomenow.net). The grassroots organization was formed by families of those abducted Oct. 7 by Hamas terrorists, with the singular mission of bringing the

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Be The Difference: Feb. 29, Runway for Hope

By Deb Silverthorn The 2024 Be The Difference Foundation’s Runway for Hope will bring high fashion and high hope for a cure for ovarian cancer and support for patients and their families. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, at the Royal Oaks Country Club. The luncheon and

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Looming for the IDF

Congregation Nishmat Am Sisterhood knits hats for Israeli soldiers By Rachel Tucker Thanks to the Sisterhood at Congregation Nishmat Am, Israel Defense Forces soldiers have a piece of Texas with them as they continue to serve on the front lines. The Sisterhood of the Plano congregation united after the war

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Booze Brothers make last call

By Michael Sudhalter Robert and Mark Chicotsky have played an integral role in continuing their family’s formidable legacy in the Fort Worth Jewish community. Colloquially known as the “Booze Brothers,” they sold Chicotsky’s Liquor & Fine Wine (the oldest liquor store in Fort Worth) last November to a Houston-based Hot

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Antisemitism

New title VI probes of Harvard, UMich, New School, USF, Indiana

The institutions are being probed for alleged discrimination based on “shared ancestry” under the 1964 Civil Rights Law. JNS Staff Report February 6, 2024 The U.S. Department of Education announced five new investigations under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Law on Tuesday. Harvard University, University of Michigan, The

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Israel

Netanyahu orders IDF to find UNRWA alternatives by end of week

Israel is seeking replacements for the disgraced U.N. agency. By Joshua Marks February 6, 2024 (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the military until the end of the week to find alternatives to UNRWA for the distribution of humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip. Israel Defense Forces

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Israel

Hamas trying to take control in northern Gaza

The terrorist group is using humanitarian aid in an effort to prove it is still in charge in the Strip. By Baruch Yedid February 6, 2024 (JNS) — Despite Israeli efforts, Hamas is making significant efforts to renew its control of the northern Gaza Strip. “This is a deliberate effort

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Israel

Hamas officially demands end to war for hostages’ release

“Israel will not stop the fighting. Hamas’s response amounts to a negative answer,” Israeli officials said. By Akiva Van Koningsfeld February 6, 2024 (JNS) — The Hamas terror group on Tuesday night announced its long-awaited response to a proposed hostages-for-ceasefire deal with Israel, in what Jerusalem said amounted to a

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Israel

IDF confirms 32 out of 136 remaining hostages dead

Their families have been updated, according to four military officials cited by “The New York Times.” JNS Staff ReportFebruary 6, 2024 At least 32 of the remaining 136 hostages captured by Hamas during its Oct. 7 terrorist onslaught are confirmed to have died, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a

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Protesters blocking delivery of Gaza aid plan march to Jerusalem

By Ron Kampeas February 2, 2024 (JTA) — Relatives of Israeli hostages who have drawn international criticism for blocking humanitarian aid to Gaza are planning a multi-day march in support of ramped-up measures to debilitate Hamas. The march will go from the Gaza border to Jerusalem. It will start at

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Fallen soldiers

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, What is the Torah outlook on fallen Israeli soldiers who were not observant? Does their sacrifice for

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Medication updates

By Alan Koenigsberg, M.D. I subscribe to and read several medical journals. Some are weekly, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the

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Chocolate for Father’s Day

By Tina Wasserman It’s almost Father’s Day and either you’ll be eating out because Dad has spent the day on the golf/tennis/pickleball court or the

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