Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
If an earthquake strikes Haiti again, which is likely given that the country sits atop a tectonic hot spot, Jewish organizations can claim some credit for potentially reducing future casualties.
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JTA
Avigdor Lieberman has resigned as Israel’s foreign minister following his indictment for fraud and breach of trust.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused a dip­lomatic stir last week when he announced Israel’s intention to build in an area known as E1, a controversial plan that has been started and aborted since it was first announced in 1994.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Two months ago, the strategy for victory was clear: To unseat Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 22, Israel’s handful of center-left parties had to unite under one banner and choose a leader who could challenge the Israeli prime minister on issues of diplomacy and security. Instead, the opposite has happened. Netanyahu’s opponents have become more fragmented, and the center-left has focused...
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By:
Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel
The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine” a “non-member state” of the United Nations.
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