Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

'Revisionist' historian's '1948' places current and past conflicts in perspective
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In the course of a lengthy essay in The Atlantic , writer Jeffrey Goldberg quotes an encounter he had with a Gazan imam named Ibrahim Mudeiris, who had just delivered a sermon in which he had described the Jews as "the sons of apes and pigs." Mudeiris summed up the current standoff between Israel and the Hamas movement which currently...
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Israel learns that going green isn't just for the birds
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As the sun dips behind the Ramat Naftali Mountain range, beginning to draw with it what's left of the light in the Upper Galilee, we set off to see the cranes. Our group, mostly journalists from around the world, are being led out into the middle of the broad Hula Valley by the steady pull of a battered old tractor...
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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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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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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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