Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

For the thousands of people of all ages who turned out to take part in Philadelphia's Israel 60 parade this weekend, as well as the thousands more who came to watch and also enjoy the accompanying festival, the joy of the day was somewhat dampened by the weather. But if the heavy rain that arrived after the parade did abbreviate...
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Entire Community Needs to Honor Their Memories On Sunday, May 4, I attended the annual memorial ceremony for the Six Million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust at Congregation Rodeph Shalom (City & Suburb: "After 63 Years, Question Remains: 'How Could This Have Happened?' " May 8). As always, the program was very moving, and the keynote speaker Mark Talisman was...
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By:
Barry Rubin
It's become fashionable to match the celebration of Israel's founding (part of the media can't even admit that Israelis are celebrating) with Palestinians' marking of their 1948 nakba , or "catastrophe." Yet whose fault is it that they didn't use those six decades constructively? And who killed the independent Palestinian state alongside Israel that was part of the partition plan?...
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By:
Ami Nahshon and Mohammad Darawshe
A quiet change is taking place in northern Israel among Jews and Arabs. Jewish and Arab municipal officials who only a few years ago resisted being in the same room together now are working on collaborative solutions to transportation problems, environmental cleanup, tourism development and job creation. In cities and regions throughout Israel, thousands of young Jews are studying conversational...
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There Was a Pitched Battle in Washington Over Israel's Birth Former diplomat Richard Holbrooke writes in the Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on May 7 about the U.S. decision to recognize the State of Israel in 1948: "In celebrations surrounding Israel's 60th anniversary, it should not be forgotten that there was an epic struggle in Washington over how to respond...
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