Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Four people were shot dead at a Bank Hapoalim branch in Beersheva when a gunman opened fire hours after reportedly being denied a loan.
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Tal Becker
In the same way there is an exchange rate that translates the value of currency in one country to its value in another, Tal Becker wishes there was an exchange rate for words in the Mideast. That way, words like “peace,” and “democracy” could be given a numerical weight based on the context in which they were uttered.
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Palestinian violence and financial meltdowns aside, travel program leaders unanimously point to one cause for a dramatic drop in teenage visitors to the Jewish state over the past decade: Taglit-Birthright Israel.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA JTA
Over the years, Israel has spent millions in the French-speaking Western African nation of Senegal. In return, Senegal has supported Israel, including signing over oil prospecting rights.
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If you missed the Hebrew date to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day back in April, not to worry — you have another chance.
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