Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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Col. Mitchell Paulin has never doubted that the Iraq war, with its enormous cost in lives and dollars, has been worth it. But ask Paulin -- who in 2003 was a surgeon attached to the 800th Military Police Brigade in Baghdad -- about what he thinks the long-standing results of the war effort will be, and his answer becomes more...
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Under Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who ruled the North African nation with an iron fist for 24 years, the country's ancient and tiny Jewish community was a protected minority.
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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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Like most nonprofit groups, the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry is having to do more with less in a cloudy economic climate that's showing few signs of getting sunnier. But NACOEJ is hopeful that its annual Chanukah campaign can help boost its after-school program in Israel and provide many Ethiopian-Israeli students with textbooks. The conference's "8th Night of Chanukah"...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's 1977 visit to Jerusalem, and the 1979 treaty between Egypt and Israel, showed "the transformative effect of leadership," said Daniel Kurtzer, who called Sadat "a leader who took a leap of faith into the unknown that ended up transforming a political process into a diplomatic breakthrough." But that breakthrough has since turned to a "cold...
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