Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Boaz Arad | JTA
Tears run down the face of Kohata Yuriko as she recalls the events of March 11 last year, when a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Japan in the early afternoon.
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Mati Wagner | JTA
If Israel has its way, this is how future conflicts with Gaza-based terrorists will unfold: Israeli aircraft launch surgical strikes on rocket launchers; terrorist leaders are assassinated as necessary; Israeli civilians along the southern frontier are protected by advanced technology that shoots enemy rockets out of the sky; and the world, preoccupied with other matters, is too distracted to object.
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Mati Wagner, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The retirement of Israel's Supreme Court chief justice is raising questions about which way the country's high court will turn.
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Amid all the speculation about a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities -- and what such a strike would mean for the United States -- Robert M. Gates says he's "blessedly" relieved that he's no longer the Pentagon's top man. Throughout his decades of government service, including stints as secretary of defense and director of the CIA, Gates has...
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How did a New York-born academic and Jerusalem Post columnist come to play a key role in the most celebrated, and criticized, prisoner swap in Israel's history -- the deal to free Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinians? Since the 1980s, Gershon Baskin, a 55-year-old Jerusalemite, has cultivated contacts among Palestinian academics and civic leaders in the...
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