Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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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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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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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
On March 6, David Horovitz and his staff were in the office at The Jerusalem Post , putting that day's issue to bed. It was Thursday evening, and since it was right before Shabbat, the paper would be the largest one of the week for the daily, where Horovitz has served as editor in chief since 2004. Then, suddenly, as...
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