Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

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A leading Arab journalist, who has covered Palestinian affairs for nearly 30 years for both the international and Israeli press, told a University of Pennsylvania audience that the current round of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders have no chance of succeeding. "All the talks that are taking place are a waste of time. Why? Because the guy you...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While many recent college graduates seek the comfortable atmosphere and free food found at home, or shack up with a couple of roommates in an apartment, Steve Rubin chose a different path entirely. The 23-year-old from Bala Cynwyd instead traveled across the world to enlist, voluntarily, in the Israel Defense Force, serving a nation that seems to be at a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Israel will launch a "full-scale military operation" to stop cross-border rocket attacks from Gaza by late March or early April, an active reserve officer with the Israel Defense Force predicted. Elliot Chodoff, 52, an IDF major who deals with strategy and tactics, estimated that the Jewish state would not attempt to occupy Gaza during such a future operation, but instead...
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For a 15-year-old sophomore from Lower Merion High School, the most poignant moment of her first visit to Israel came when she inserted a piece of paper containing a private prayer between the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall. While this may sound like a fairly standard post-Israel anecdote, it does have a bit of a twist. The student, Anannas...
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld shares a joke with Israeli President Shimon Peres last week at the official residence in Jerusalem. Seinfeld was in the country to promote his recently released "Bee Movie." Photo by Moshe Milner/GPO/BPH IMAGES
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