April 13, 2011

Religious books rescued from Christchurch Chabad House

Nearly 1,000 religious books have been rescued from the heavily damaged Chabad House in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Chabad House is located in the city\’s downtown, near the epicenter of the major Feb. 22 temblor that claimed more than 165 lives, including three Israelis. Days after the quake, a rescue worker, at risk to his own life, removed the Chabad center\’s two Torah scrolls.

Ethiopians to hold large seders in Israel

Some 5,500 Ethiopian immigrants will celebrate the seder together in 16 absorption centers throughout Israel. About 1,000 of the new Ethiopian immigrants have arrived in recent months and will celebrate their first Passover in Israel, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Hadassah Hospital dedicates breast health center

Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem has dedicated a new breast health center. The Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Center at the hospital\’s Ein Kerem location will serve as a one-stop shop for women\’s breast care needs.

Clinton: U.S. will renew peace effort

The United States will renew its push for Israeli-Palestinian peace, Hillary Rodham Clinton said. The U.S. secretary of state was outlining strategies for addressing the turmoil currently sweeping the Middle East in an address Tuesday to the U.S.-Islamic World Forum.

Americans oppose unilateral statehood, poll finds

A majority of Americans oppose a declaration of Palestinian statehood absent a peace agreement with Israel, a new poll finds. The poll released this week by the Israel Project showed 51 percent of registered U.S. voters oppose a proposal that the Palestinian Authority \”unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state WITHOUT a signed peace treaty with Israel,\” while 31 percent support it.

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