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Israel Commits to Gaza Reconstruction in Hamas Cease-fire Deal

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has committed to the reconstruction of Gaza and discussing the possibility of airports and seaports in the Hamas-controlled coastal territory.

Details have begun to emerge regarding these and other terms of the Egyptian-brokered cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas, Haaretz reported  Thursday. Its implementation began Wednesday following months of escalating tensions between the two sides.

According to senior Israeli officials who spoke to Haaretz, the deal includes six main clauses, including “a comprehensive cease-fire; the reopening of Gaza’s border crossings and expansion of the permitted fishing zone; medical and humanitarian assistance;…

Israel Sees a Dwindling Number of Startups

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is known as the “Startup Nation,” but the number of companies launched there has dwindled in the past few years.

The Globes financial news website reported that the number of startups has decreased to 700 in 2017 from 1,000 in 2014, according to data from Startup Nation Central, an Israeli NGO. Meanwhile, the number of startup closures rose to 468 in 2016 from 221 in 2014. Last year, 408 startups were shut down.

Meir Valman, an analyst for Startup Nation Central, told Globes that he believed that many entrepreneurs were unable to obtain the necessary capital…

Cannabis Flavored Ice Cream? This Israeli is Helping Pioneer the Product.

The cannabis ice cream sold in Israel is making waves. (pxhere)

(JTA) — The Vaniglia ice cream chain is popular in Israel for offering over 60 flavors. It recently added a notable new one to its roster: cannabis.

The Israeli chain, which has over a dozen locations, has sold the flavor in stores since March.

Sadly for stoners, the ice cream doesn’t contain any THC, the active psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. The…

Michigan Congressional Candidate Rashida Tlaib Endorses One-state Solution, Pledges to Slash Israeli Military Aid

(JTA) — A Michigan Democrat who is all but certain to become a congresswoman said she would “absolutely” vote against military aid to Israel, sparking criticism from a Jewish Democratic group.

The candidate, Rashida Tlaib, also said in an interview that she favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as opposed to a two-state solution that would establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, recently won the Democratic nomination in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. The Republicans are not running a candidate in the Detroit-area district.

She is one of two Muslim women likely…

‘Odd Mom Out’ Star Jill Kargman Tells How Her Son Was Victimized by anti-Semitism at School


Jill Kargman at Lincoln Center in New York City, April 25, 2018. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers)

(JTA) — Even celebrities and their families can fall victim to prejudice and xenophobia, Jill Kargman recently found out.

Writing in Tablet, the author and star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” recalled how her son came to her as she was recovering from a double mastectomy and, crying, described how a classmate at his exclusive New York school expressed his approval of the Holocaust.

“I’m a fan of Hitler! God sent Hitler down to…