Thursday, May 7, 2015 Iyyar 18, 5775

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As U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's record on Israel comes under increasing scrutiny -- it's the subject of a fierce advertising war making the rounds locally on television ads -- the aspiring senator is making inroads with some once-skeptical Jewish Democrats. The ad wars in Pennsylvania represent one of the rare instances of TV political advertising focused solely on Israel. It's...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Thousands of miles of ocean and the better part of a continent separate Philadelphia from Kampala, Uganda, but for two individuals of different faiths, Israel has provided a way to bridge that considerable gap. Andrea Gottlieb of Merion serves as director of Jerusalem Online University -- a New York-based, online learning program with offices in Philadelphia and Jerusalem. For the...
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July's been a busy month for Pennsylvania's two Democratic senators -- at least on the foreign front. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey -- soon to be the state's senior senator -- returned July 11 from a nine-day, six-nation tour of the region that included stops in Israel and the West Bank. It was the second time in as many years that...
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A new effort to attack U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's record on Israel has gone viral. A debate that has long been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Exponent has now made its way to MSNBCs "Morning Joe," and Web sites such as Politico, The Atlantic, Commentary, the Huffington Post and YouTube. But the stakes are now higher for...
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Protracted budget fights have been a mainstay of Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's tenure in office. Last year's battle went into deep innings, creating months of fiscal uncertainty for some Jewish groups that depend on crucial state dollars. But this year's negotiations with the General Assembly, Rendell's last, was settled on time -- albeit with one major wrinkle. Jewish groups said...
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