Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Elul 29, 5774

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak believes that one of the most significant results of this week's election may well be the end of what he calls the "trembling-hand phenomenon" of Israeli politics. "In the past, party identity was strong enough that even if someone contemplated voting for another party, you would go behind the curtain and your hand [would]...
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John R. Cohn It's hard to follow the Middle East and not have sympathy for the plight of Arab Palestinians. For 60 years, they have suffered as a result of their approach to the unremitting conflict with Jews and Israel. As Abba Eban famously observed, "Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." But The Philadelphia Inquirer, like much...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo- JE Feature
"Pesach's coming - and we're gleaning more than ever," announces Joseph Gitler, founder of Table to Table, Israel's premier "food rescue" organization. "We're looking for volunteers to work in fields all over the country. It's an ideal activity for a few hours - you help the poor, have a chance to work in the fields, and have a great time,...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo- JE Feature
So you're coming to visit Israel - wonderful! You'll be here a week, and your travel plans are set. Let's see: You fly into Ben-Gurion, and start in Jerusalem, with all the major sites.You take the Tunnel Tour, walk through Mea Shearim, explore the Old City, shop and people-watch at Machane Yehuda. Then maybe a quick float in the Dead...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Eytan Schwartz is "The Ambassador," also the name of the mega-popular Israeli TV show/competition won by the 30-year-old this past year. The show, which airs on Israel's Channel 2, begins its second season this month. In addition to all the acclaim and recognition he received as the so-called "Israeli Apprentice" - since the show, created by Keshet Production Company, Tel...
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