Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Between 1980 and 2003, suicide attacks accounted for only 3 percent of terrorists acts worldwide, but they resulted in 48 percent of the casualties -- a grim statistic that, at least in part, explains why so many more terrorist groups have adopted the tactic, noted Michael Horowitz, a recent addition to the political-science faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. "You...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Iran is destabilizing the Mideast, from Gaza to the Persian Gulf, declared former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold this week to a local audience. "Iran," he added, "is a threat to both Israel and the United States." About 120 people gathered in the auditorium at the Gershman Y at Broad and Pine streets in Center City on the evening of June...
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Aaron Pasman
After this particular war, the bumper stickers read, "I stayed in Tel Aviv." Leah Goldman was 14 years old during the first Persian Gulf war in the early 1990s, and living through it is one of her strongest memories of growing up in Israel, especially the message on that sticker. Unlike many others in Tel Aviv, her family stayed in...
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Aaron Pasman
From 6,000 miles away, family and friends watched online and via video-conferencing as Daniel Krupka graduated from eighth grade in front of the Western Wall. "It was the perfect place to graduate after nine years of being at a Jewish day school and learning about Israel," said the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy student. Krupka, along with 28 others, made up...
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Roy Eitan, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
TEL AVIV Yosef Lapid, among the most politically incorrect figures of Israeli politics, died of cancer June 1. He was 77. Known to friends and foes alike as "Tommy," a nickname from his native Yugoslavia, La-pid was a dominant figure among Israel's intelligentsia. As playwright, journalist and commentator, he brought an old European brio to the nascent Jewish state. Memories...
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