Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Yael Dayan, daughter of the late Israeli soldier and statesman Moshe Dayan, told a small local gathering last week that the Jewish state has no alternative but to negotiate with Palestinian leaders -- and that she can't imagine any outcome much worse than the current status quo. Dayan added that high expectations are needed if the upcoming talks at Annapolis...
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Lori Samlin Miller, JE Feature
In August, two college students from the Delaware Valley area participated in a different sort of Birthright Israel program. They were among 11 individuals with physical disabilities, who, along with the assistants they'd selected, enjoyed the usual stuff of a trip; they pressed grapes at a winery, visited Mount Herzl, saw Yad Vashem and even had time for the mall...
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Israel Consul General Uriel Palti struggled to make himself heard over the jazz band whose sounds -- brass blasts, smooth bass and crashing cymbals -- enveloped the ballroom at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. With victory already apparent for Democrat Michael Nutter, supporters had begun crowding -- cramming, really -- into the room in anticipation of the hoopla of election-night...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Stephen Karp is getting a firsthand look at the devastating effects of terrorism. Unlike most 19-year-olds, Karp, who's from Bala Cynwyd, is volunteering at an athletic rehabilitation center in Ramat Gan, Israel. He now routinely spends time with an 18-year-old terror victim who recently came out of a two-year coma after a suicide bomber detonated himself on a bus headed...
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Apparently, it's not always a good idea to list time in the army on your résumé -- at least, not the Israeli army. Asaf Romirowsky, manager of Israel & Middle East Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, discovered this when he was abruptly uninvited from an Oct. 24 panel discussion on "Anti-Americanism in the Middle East" at the...
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