Zoe Winograd

Israel's warning over Syria chemical weapons

By Zoe Winograd, April 26, 2013

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister , Zeev Elkin , has asked world leaders to “take control " of Syria's stocks of chemical weapons.

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Israel shoots down drone near Haifa

By Zoe Winograd, April 25, 2013

The Israel Air Force shot down an drone near Haifa on Thursday afternoon.

According to sources, the IAF launched fighter jets to bring down the unmanned aircraft believed to have been operated by the Lebanese terrorist organisation Hizbollah.

The Israel Defence Force is investigating exactly where the plane originated from and whether it was holding surveillance equipment or weaponry.

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Israel rabbinate backs Berlin rabbi over oral suction

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has written a letter in support of Berlin’s Chabad Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, who has come under fire for including the practice of metzitah b’peh – direct oral suction of blood from the wound – in his son’s circumcision.

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Canadian Jewish News to fold

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News has announced it will cease publishing from June 20.

The independent newspaper has been in print for 42 years with a regular circulation of 40,000 copies a week.

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Israel plans massive funding cut to yeshivahs

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

Israel plans to cut yeshivah funding by 30 per cent under the new Economic Arrangements Law.

The draft of the law, which was released this week, explained that by cutting funds to higher institutions, including yeshivahs, the country would save $93 million a year. The government plans to save money by changing the age limit that yeshivah students are able to receive benefits from the state.

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Rihanna to perform in Tel Aviv

By Zoe Winograd, April 23, 2013

Rihanna will be performing in Israel later this year, it has been announced.

The Grammy award-winning star is due to sing at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv in October. The 25-year-old r n b artist last performed in Israel in 2010.

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US-Israel ties factor in Boston bombing, says UN man

By Zoe Winograd, April 23, 2013

United Nations Human Rights official Richard Falk has picked out America’s relationship with Israel as one of the factors that create "blowbacks" such as the Boston bombing.

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El Al two-day strike ends

By Zoe Winograd, April 23, 2013

Israeli airlines workers have ended their two day strike after the government agreed a subsidy package to safeguard jobs.

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Assad ‘has used chemical weapons’

By Zoe Winograd, April 23, 2013

According to Israeli military intelligence, Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against civilians.

Head of the research division, Brigade General Itai Brun, announced his team’s findings at today’s conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.

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Norrice Lea man to head Sport England

By Zoe Winograd, April 22, 2013

Chief Executive of the London Marathon, Nick Bitel, has been named the next chair of Sport England.

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EU foreign ministers in settlement product labelling drive

By Zoe Winograd, April 22, 2013

EU foreign ministers have shown their support for labelling products from Israeli settlements.

In a letter obtained by AFP on Friday, 13 ministers, including William Hague, told foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton: "We warmly welcome your commitment to work with fellow commissioners to prepare EU-wide guidelines on the labeling of settlement produce."

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Wizo gets Berger's vote

By Zoe Winograd, April 22, 2013

Liverpool MP Luciana Berger is the face of this year’s Jewish Women’s Week, through which Wizo UK hopes to raise £250,000 for Wizo welfare work in Israel.

Launching the project at the House of Commons on Monday, Ms Berger said: “Some issues are very close to my heart. I know lots of family friends who have been involved in Wizo for many generations.

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Fury in Israel over Lapid ‘open skies’ plan

By Zoe Winograd, April 19, 2013

Israeli airline employees demonstrated outside the home of Finance Minister Yair Lapid today.

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Want to work for Mossad? Just click here

By Zoe Winograd, April 19, 2013

Mossad has started an online campaign to recruit agents.

Those interested in applying to be a spy can now fill out an online form. In the past, Mossad would find agents through word-of-mouth and recommendations from elite military units.

According to the application form, required qualities include fluency in Arabic and Farsi and experience in Israeli military intelligence units.

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Coen brothers film generating heat at Cannes

By Zoe Winograd, April 19, 2013

This year’s Cannes Film Festival programme includes a long list of Jewish film-makers.

The prolific director-duo, Joel and Ethan Coen, are one of the festival’s hottest talking points with their new film Inside Llewyn Davis about a folk singer in 1960s New York.

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Jerusalem is built in Hendon

By Zoe Winograd, April 18, 2013

Nancy Reuben Primary pupils in Hendon celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut by building a model of Jerusalem.

Each class created different parts of the old city using cardboard, printed images and plastecine. The detailed model included the old temple, people praying at the W estern W all, houses made to look as if built from Jerusalem stone and the walls surrounding the old city.

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Foxman furious over Israeli TV authority’s Galliano ban

By Zoe Winograd, April 18, 2013

Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman has expressed his “outrage” over a decision to ban an Israeli Eurovision contestant from wearing a John Galliano dress.

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US Senate pledges military backing for Israel over Iran

By Zoe Winograd, April 17, 2013

The US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has passed a resolution to support Israel if a conflict with Iran arises.

Resolution 65, sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez and Senator Lindsey Graham, was voted on by the Senate on Tuesday.

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US cemetery director looted tombstone cash

By Zoe Winograd, April 17, 2013

An American Jewish cemetery director has pleaded guilty to stealing $1 million from her institution.

Ilana Friedman, 51, had been pocketing money from bereaved families, causing losses to Staten Island’s Jewish cemetery of over $850,000 between 2005 and 2011.

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Capriles demands Venezuelan election recount

By Zoe Winograd, April 16, 2013

Henrique Capriles has asked for a recount after his defeat in the recent Venezuelan presidential elections.

The grandson of Jewish immigrants, Mr Capriles lost to his rival Nicolas Maduro by 1.6 per cent when the results were announced on Sunday.

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