Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
Forty-five years after the start of the June 1967 Six-Day War, when the survival of the nascent Jewish state hung in the balance, Israel continues to face more than its share of political, diplomatic and security challenges. But one piece of good news emerged this week with regard to an issue that speaks to the character of the Jewish state:...
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Next week's presidential elections in Egypt and the reconvening of international talks with Iran in Baghdad could have far-reaching implications for the United States, Israel, the Middle East and beyond. When the Egyptians go to the polls, they will be choosing among an array of candidates who hold vastly divergent views of the role of Islam and what their new...
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Israel officially celebrated its 64th birthday last month, in conjunction with the Hebrew calendar. But the English date was this week -- May 14 -- and to mark the occasion, the Jewish Federation, along with the Jewish Exponent and other sponsors, is throwing a big party on Sunday. The Penn's Landing event also coincides with the 45th anniversary of the...
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The Equality Forum should be commended for featuring Israel, a nation that is seen as one of the world's most progressive when it comes to respecting the civil rights of gays and lesbians. By highlighting Israel during the 20th annual forum for LGBT activists and supporters over the weekend, the group managed simultaneously to take a bold stand, showcase Israeli...
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It's certainly no more than a coincidence that within a two-week period, the Anti-Defamation League is slated to elect its first Muslim board member and the local affiliate of the Presbyterian Church USA voted to reject an effort by its parent organization to divest from companies doing business with Israel. These two developments, reported first in this week's Jewish Exponent...
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