Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775

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Last year, the Friends of the Israel Defense Force raised more than $60 million nationwide, but those dollars didn't go toward the purchase of guns, uniforms or tanks. Instead, the 30-year-old organization allocates funds for a series of programs that directly benefit soldiers. Its tagline reads: "Their job is to look after Israel, ours is to look after them." The...
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As much as Annette Robinson longed for a college degree, her health somehow got in the way. The Huntingdon Valley grandmother halted her studies again and again -- first for breast cancer, then residual effects of childhood polio, a fractured hip and Stage 3 ovarian cancer. In the end, even all those maladies didn't stop her from reaching her goal...
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The term "Israel advocacy" gets tossed around a lot, but what does it really mean? With efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state showing no signs of letting up, many in the Jewish community are re-examining the goals of Israel advocacy, reassessing what tactics work best, and analyzing whether the effort should primarily be geared toward Jews or non-Jewish influentials. The...
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Responding to criticism that its Israel advocacy efforts have been lackluster in recent years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is attempting to launch a robust, ideologically inclusive coalition to help combat attempts to delegitimize the Jewish state. Federation is planning to add an advocacy position to its Jewish Community Relations Council staff and to fund new programming to achieve...
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Two Temple University students have been selected to head to the Jewish state to take part in a two-week-long Israel advocacy training seminar. Sophomores Emily Green and Paige Guber are to take part in Hasbara Fellowships, a 10-year-old partnership between the Foreign Ministry of Israel and Aish International. The fellowships were created to help combat the spread of anti-Israel bias...
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