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Starting next year, Temple University students will likely no longer be able to major or minor in Hebrew. Though board members must officially approve the change, officials say budgetary concerns and low enrollments make it practically a done deal. While the school will continue to offer a four-semester sequence of Hebrew for those who want to take it as a...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington —The Obama administration is engaged in a full-court press to persuade Israel that Iran's nuclear threat can be contained short of war. The U.S. lobbying has received a mixed reception from Israel, where the Netanyahu government has not ruled out a unilateral strike on Iran. Iran, meanwhile, is taking an aggressive stance in response to mounting sanctions. Last week,...
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Just before finals, University of Pennsylvania sophomore Noah Feit stumbled upon a Facebook link from a newly formed student group affiliated with the international movement that targets Israel with boycotts, divestment and sanctions. Another student might not have given it a second glance, but for Feit, the leader of Penn Friends of Israel, the Penn BDS post announcing a national...
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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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What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve? Lighting up the skies, says Jodie Milkman. She does it with sparkle -- and a little help from her friends. Milkman has been arranging the New Year's Eve fireworks over Penn's Landing since 1997 -- when she became vice president of programming for the sponsoring agency, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation...
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