Israel

JCC suspect reportedly used masking Internet services

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The Israeli-American teenager suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including a call forwarding service and a digital currency to make the threats. According to an article in The Daily Beast, the 19-year-old suspect's name is Michael Kaydar. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested Kaydar at his home in southern Israel and searched the premises on March 23. He also is accused of a series of threats made in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in the past six months, according to reports in Israel, and is reported to have called in...

Poll: Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doing a good job?

Poll: Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doing a good job?

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Special fake news Purim report: Netanyahu opens up on two-state solution

Special fake news Purim report: Netanyahu opens up on two-state solution

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The Chronicle sat down with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on March 10, 2017. We met at a George Webb in the tiny northern Wisconsin town of May K’beleev. Chronicle: May I call you Bibi? Bibi: No. Chronicle: Bibi, how much time do you spend thinking about the Jewish people of Wisconsin? Bibi: Actually, […]

Film bits are tiny slices of Israeli life

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    The scene opens with two sweating men on a beach, swinging paddles at a tiny ball. “Ping!” “Pow!” “Pong!” It’s an unmistakable sight and sound for anybody who’s spent an afternoon at the beach in Israel. Then the Hebrew words for “Just a Minute” (pronounced rock regga) appear on the screen. Now, there’s […]

Israel again turns to Oshkosh Defense

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  OSHKOSH – The Israeli Ministry of Defense is again turning to Oshkosh Defense for equipment, this time moving towards the purchase of 200 tactical trucks. The FMTVs (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles) come in different configurations, including tractors, cargo haulers and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. It’s not clear what the configuration of the Israeli […]

Synagogue raises $2,636 for trees after Israeli fires

Synagogue raises $2,636 for trees after Israeli fires

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GLENDALE – Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah congregants came together to plant trees in Israel to replace those destroyed in the November forest fires there, as part of a Charidy.com fundraiser. On the fourth day of Chanukah, the Glendale synagogue began a 24-hour fundraiser with Charidy.com, which quadruples donations thanks to “matchers.”  Some of the effort […]

Reflections on our staff trip to Israel

Reflections on our staff trip to Israel

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  Last month I traveled to Israel with 26 of my co-workers. The trip was funded by a few generous donors with great foresight. They understood something I did not: the experience would transform our entire organization. The trip forever changed the way I will think and communicate about Israel. I met remarkable people like […]

The extraordinary story of Izzy Ezagui

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  On Aug. 9, 2001, Izzy Ezagui and his parents walked out of a laundromat next to the Sbarro pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem. Twenty minutes later, a suicide bomber entered the restaurant, killing 13 Israelis, including seven children, a pregnant American woman, and a Brazilian tourist ­– and wounding 130 others. The Ezagui family, part […]

Wisconsin-made sculpture is a text message on diversity

Wisconsin-made sculpture is a text message on diversity

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FOX POINT ­­– Location, location, location. Jerusalem is arguably at the center of the world. Hebrew University, at the center of Jerusalem. Now, planners have intentionally chosen a spot for Hebrew University’s large, new brain sciences building that is to have it serve as a gateway between the university campus and the city. The brain […]

Pen pals for 45 years, they found more than each other

Pen pals for 45 years, they found more than each other

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  When a couple of Jewish Sunday school teachers happened be seated next to one another on a plane in 1972, nobody could have predicted it would spark a beautiful fire of friendship that would dance across generations. We don’t know their names. What we do know is that one was a teacher at Congregation […]