Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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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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Gail Norry, a Rydal resident and chair of National Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federations of North America, recently spoke about the power of female leadership before a Knesset committee during a recent mission to Israel. She traveled there as part of a Federation "Heart to Heart" mission, which included 153 women from around the country, 34 of them from...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON The attacks on Israeli targets in Georgia and India this week are escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. Israeli leaders blamed Iran for the two assassination attempts in Tbilisi, Georgia, and in New Delhi, India. The bomb on late Sunday in Tbilisi was disabled before it could be activated, and the attack the next morning in India wounded the...
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Did the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at the University of Pennsylvania over the weekend backfire for organizers and illustrate the strength of the pro-Israel community on campus? Or did BDS speakers like Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah reveal how much pro-Israel students need to learn in order to counter arguments that are steeped in the language of universal...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington Israel, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory. Conversations with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left one prominent journalist convinced that Israel will strike Iran by year's end. Yet two weeks ago, Barak had said that any possible Israeli attack on Iran is "far off." U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said...
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