Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

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Ron Kampeas
Israel, a heated issue throughout the presidential campaign, finally took center stage at the final foreign policy-themed debate earlier this week. But whether the subject was Iran sanctions or the U.S. commitment to Israel, the clashing candidates sounded surprisingly similar notes.
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After $17 million in personal campaign funds, coal industry executive and political neophyte Tom Smith may be within striking distance of unseating U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The 65-year-old Democrat-turned-Republican from Armstrong County spoke to the Exponent about his views on foreign policy and domestic issues
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The American Jewish Committee’s Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter has unveiled a new program aimed at educating foreign diplomats based in the Philadelphia region about the concerns of Israel and the American Jewish community. Through its Diplomatic Liaison Initiative, AJC is seeking to deepen its relationships with the roughly 35 diplomatic consuls in the Philadelphia region, the majority of...
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Though author Nathan Englander readily admits that he's veered away from his observant upbringing, Jewish themes pervade his work, including his latest collection of short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, the featured title for this year's "One Book One Jewish Community."
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Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate — a rare courtesy granted to someone who is not part of the legislature. “The relationship between Israel and the United States is deeply rooted in” shared values, Sideman said in his Oct. 16 speech. “It is...
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