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Construction training program draws haredi men

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Josh Green

New Economy Ministry-led program draws men from haredi sector into construction work An Economy Ministry-led program to train Israelis for construction work has drawn 150 ultra-Orthodox men, and more are clamoring to sign up, according to Construction and Wood Workers Union chairman Itzhak Moyal. The NIS 90 million government program is intended to train Israelis in construction work over the course of several months, with the promise of a good salary at the end. “This branch today isn’t th . >>> READ MORE ...

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30,000 Americans in Israel Voted in 2014 US Elections

Posted on 07 November 2014 by Josh Fallik

War of Words Between Bibi and Obama Drives Out Turnout of US Citizens in Israel By: Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency (Jerusalem, Israel) Over 30,000 U.S. citizens living in Israel cast their vote in this week’s U.S. elections. iVoteIsrael, the leading organization facilitating the ability of Americans in Israel to vote in US elections, has successfully completed its 2014 campaign making voting from Israel more accessible to as many Americans in Israel as possible. “iVoteIsrael is pleas . >>> READ MORE ...

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State backs away from enforcing secular studies in haredi elementary schools

Posted on 04 November 2014 by Josh Green

The government’s 2013 decision was for schools to gradually increase the total basic curriculum hours and reach 11 hours by the 2016/2017 school year.  A government plan to enforce the teaching of basic curriculum studies in the ultra-Orthodox boys elementary school system has been pushed back until 2017. In May 2013, the government approved a decision that would require haredi elementary schools to teach at least 11 hours of English, Hebrew and math, defined as the basic curriculum, in o . >>> READ MORE ...

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Baby killed at Jerusalem train station; mom from Monsey

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Josh Green

  Thane Grauel, tgrauel@lohud.com  Couple had child after trying for 13 years; baby killed as Palestinian slams car into train station crowd JERUSALEM – A Monsey-raised woman and her husband tried for 13 years to have a child before Chaya Zissel Braun came into the world three months ago, friends in Rockland told The Journal News on Thursday. Joy turned to horror Wednesday when the infant died when a man described as a convicted Palestinian terrorist drove a car into a crowd of people a . >>> READ MORE ...

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Palestinian Official: We Blackmailed Israel to Release Terrorist Prisoners

Posted on 02 April 2014 by Josh Green

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11:44 AM Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf told reporters that the Palestinian Authority “blackmailed” Israel to bring about the release of dozens of prisoners.  Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf told reporters that the Palestinian Authority “blackmailed” Israel to bring about the release of dozens of prisoners. The Palestinian Media Watch reported: The Palestinian Authority’s only reason for agreeing to and continuing the peace negotiations with Is . >>> READ MORE ...

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DRUDGE: UPDATE: USA and Israel Said to Be Near Agreement on Release of Spy…

Posted on 01 April 2014 by admin

By JODI RUDOREN APRIL 1st, 2014 Palestinian Step to Join Global Agencies May Scuttle Talks JERUSALEM — President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority signed papers Tuesday evening to join 15 international agencies, threatening a breakdown in the fraught Mideast peace talks, even as Secretary of State John Kerry planned to fly here Wednesday to finalize a deal extending the negotiations into 2015. [caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignleft" width="300"] J Pollard[/caption] Mr. Abbas, . >>> READ MORE ...

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