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  • Haifa's Rambam hospital treats, protects, innovates in the face of looming danger

    Not unexpectedly, southern Israel suffered more than other areas of the Jewish state during this summer's conflict with Hamas. Yet up in northern Israel, 30 doctors from the Haifa-based Rambam Health Care Campus (RHCC) were drafted into the Israel Defense...
  • Israeli high court orders closure of detention center for African migrants

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's high court on Monday outlawed a detention center where African migrants are held without trial and ordered some 2,000 inmates there released over the next three months. The ruling struck down a measure passed by Israel's...
  • 5774 Year in review

    September 2013 The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre in...
  • Opposed To Israel's Policies, Not Anti-Semitic

    The Sept. 19 editorial "Crossing The Line" misrepresents the Rev. Bruce Shipman's letter to The New York Times in much the same way that the critics misrepresented Jimmy Carter's 2006 book "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid." In both cases, the critics have...
  • Israel approves Intel's $6 billion investment in chip plant

    Israel approves Intel's $6 billion investment in chip plant
    Israel's finance and economy ministries on Monday approved a plan by Intel Corp to invest $6 billion in the upgrade of its chip manufacturing plant, in what would be the largest single investment by a foreign company in the country. Intel will receive...
  • Israel economy seen growing at 5-year low of 2.0 percent in 2014

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's economy will grow by 2.0 percent in 2014, its slowest pace in five years due to declines in exports and investment and well below a 3.2 percent rate in 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. It comes after...
  • North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services

    North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services
    Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins Thursday, to be followed Oct. 4 by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an...
  • Avraham Heffner, Veteran Israeli Director, Dies at 79

    TEL AVIV - Veteran director Avraham Heffner, one of the most enduring presences in the Israeli Film Industry, died on Friday at the age of 79. The Haifa-born helmer, who was honored in 2004 by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television with an Ophir...
  • Trauma counseling center proposed for South Side

    Trauma counseling center proposed for South Side
    A South Side pastor is planning to import techniques used to counsel war victims in Israel to help prevent post-traumatic stress among survivors of violence in Chicago. Pastor Chris Harris of Bright Star Church in Bronzeville said he got the idea for...
  • The dangerous, valuable work of U.N. peacekeepers

    In mid-August, two United Nations peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed and several wounded in a suicide attack in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali. In early September, also in Mali, four peacekeeping troops from Chad lost their lives and many...
  • Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014

    Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014
    Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor. "I remember standing next to my...