Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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Laura Goldman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Washington — Richard Gering of Elkins Park spoke for many of the local activists attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington this week when he said: "It is a difficult time for Israel, so people who care about Israel need to get off the couch." He was one of some 300 from the region who trekked...
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Washington A distinctly Jewish flavor wafted through the White House on Tuesday as several hundred guests gathered for the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month reception. Despite the timing of Tuesday's event, just a few days before the president's major speech on the Middle East, his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his address to the American Israel...
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Shortly after Eli Gabay made aliyah, his boss in the State Attorney's Office in Jerusalem came to his desk with a large box filled with U.S. court proceedings against accused Nazi war criminal John Ivan Demjanjuk. Israel was extraditing Demjanjuk, his boss said, but it wasn't likely to happen anytime soon, so the files could be read at leisure, remembered...
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Bea Hollander-Goldfein may only have been 9 when segments of the trial of Adolf Eichmann were broadcast on television, but she still remembers the reaction of her "sweet, soft" mother, a Holocaust survivor who lost her entire family. While she can't swear to an exact quote, it went something like: "They should give survivors knives, and we should cut him...
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Ambassador Meron Reuben was having a harder time than usual as Israel's top diplomat at the United Nations. It wasn't just because of the latest Palestinian-led effort to pass a resolution in the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements. It was also because of an Israeli labor dispute that was preventing Foreign Ministry officials from doing their jobs. The dispute,...
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