Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While driving through the Israeli town of Sederot, Noam Bedein always makes sure to turn off the radio, roll down the windows and unbuckle his seat belt -- just in case. One ring of the citywide siren means that he has to drop everything and race to the nearest bomb shelter. Struggling with his seat belt could mean the difference...
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The ongoing internal debate focusing on the practical, moral and geopolitical ramifications of an Israeli presence in the West Bank found its way to the University of Pennsylvania last week in the form of a lecture and a photography exhibit. On one side of a not-so-neatly marked divide stood Aryeh Green, an advisor to former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan...
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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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Germantown Jewish Centre
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