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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

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Hamas member charged in thwarted terror attack

JTA March 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A member of Hamas was charged in a thwarted terrorist attack and kidnapping of an Israeli soldier near Eilat. The Shin Bet security agency arrested Muhammad abu-Adarah, 20, last month, it was learned Wednesday after a gag order was lifted...

Solar energy field near Eilat gets green light

JTA March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Public Utility Authority has granted a license for the country's largest solar energy field to go online. The provisional license was granted Monday to the Arava Power Company for the field at Kibbutz Ketura, located about 16 miles...

Zidan Badran, mayor of the Israeli portion of the Arab town of
Bartaa, stands on the seam that separates the Israeli part of town
from its West Bank portion.

A divided town, where the pursuit of bargains brings together Israelis and Palestinians

By Linda Gradstein, JTA February 16, 2012

BARTA'A, West Bank -- In these days of frozen peace negotiations, most Israelis and Palestinians have little contact. Palestinians need a special permit to enter Israel, and Israelis need army permission to enter the parts of the West Bank controlled...

Holy cow! Calves hijacked into Palestinian territory

JTA February 9, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A truck driving calves from Eilat to the Golan Heights was hijacked into the West Bank. The 70 calves, which were being taken to be fattened before slaughter, were stolen near the Dead Sea after the driver was held up at gun point and detained...

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