Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In its continuing efforts to educate members of the community regarding Israel and its neighbors, the Israel Advocacy Task Force of the Center for Israel and Overseas of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has embarked on a new initiative -- understanding the Iranian threat. This particular threat is one that should concern Israelis and Americans alike. The first event...
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By:
Clinton Bailey
This week, Israel's Cabinet is scheduled to authorize a new plan that the Construction and Housing Ministry has developed for resolving the problems between the state and the Bedouin that have existed since 1949. If it postpones discussion of the plan as it has several times during the past year, the envisioned resolution may be delayed for years. In 2002,...
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By:
Amy Friedkin and Larry Weinberg
Recently, Maxim, a U.S. mens' magazine with a monthly circulation of more than 2,000,000 subscribers, published a story featuring beautiful young Israeli women in revealing outfits and provocative poses. If it accomplished nothing else, it shattered Maxim's readers' preconceived notions about Israel, and left them curious or at least open to new information about Israel. Media in both the United...
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Treating terrorists as morally equivalent to their foes taints film on Pearl murder
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
When Islamist radicals commit an act of anti-Western terror, what follows is always a given. Along with the details of the plot comes an almost ritualistic denial that a particular branch of a faith is at the root of the incident. This was the case in the days following the recent attempted terror bombing of the Glasgow airport and the...
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Media Watch
In mid-June, the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, seized control of Gaza in a bloody conflict with their Fatah rivals. The New York Times placed the death toll at 120 for the first days of fighting, while The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that intra-Palestinian violence has taken more than 600 lives since the Palestinians' 2006 elections. In much of...
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