Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774

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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann expected a parade of ghoulish figures to enter her West Philadelphia mansion on Halloween night. Still, when a student dressed as a suicide bomber posed with the costumed president -- and then posted the picture online -- the incident caused more than just a holiday scare. To many in the Jewish community, in particular,...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
The July 2005 terrorist bombing of three trains and a bus in London was the product of years and years of radical Islamists using the capital of England -- not the Middle East -- as a breeding ground for terror, according to British journalist Melanie Phillips. "The 7/7 bombers were boys from middle-class backgrounds who went to ordinary schools, went...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
After a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, unrest in Gaza and a political transition following former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's grave health issues, how is the Israeli economy doing? For Ron Dermer, economic minister for North America at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, the answer is quite clear: It's frankly better than ever. "How can Israel defy the laws of...
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The military conflict between Israel and Hezbollah may have ended three months ago, but for Israelis, as well as those who follow the Middle East closely, the debate over the war's ramifications -- especially as to whether Israel won or lost -- seems far from over. Shabtai Shavit -- who served as director general of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency,...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
"Christians in the Middle East can relate to persecution," said Brigitte Gabriel during a talk held at the Jewish Community Services Building here on Oct. 30. Her experiences growing up in Lebanon in the 1970s, she said, give her an understanding of the dangers firsthand. The Lebanese-Christian journalist and author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns...
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