Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

Context on Carter's New 'Friends' Still Missing
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
While Jews around the world were preparing for Passover last month -- a holiday that commemorates the liberation of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery, and their 3,000-plus-year connection to the Land of Israel -- former President Jimmy Carter was meeting with leaders of Hamas. Article 11 of the Hamas charter declares, "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One night, while working his beat in a rough section of Kensington, Philadelphia police officer Jeff Rabinovitch was assaulted by a woman who was drunk. He instinctively grabbed her arm, twisted his body and brought her to the ground. It wasn't too hard, he said, considering that he'd practiced the move just the night before -- in Krav Maga class...
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A few hundred people gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park on an overcast and soggy afternoon last week to show their solidarity with Israel, especially in the wake of stepped-up rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip and, most recently, the killing of eight yeshiva students in Jerusalem. Before the speakers even took to the podium, a number of people, many of...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Israel is currently fighting "two wars" -- an ongoing struggle against enemies like Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorists, along with a battle for public opinion that is played out worldwide in newspapers and on television, said a leader of an Israeli media-advocacy group. "If we lose public support in the United States or Europe, Israel would be in serious trouble,"...
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Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas, recently returned from a visit to Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities of Netivot and Sedot Negev. Zimmerman wanted to see firsthand how area residents -- many of whom are living in the direct line of attack from Kassam missiles -- are coping with escalating violence. While riding in a Jeep with...
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