Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
BERLIN (JTA) — Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled a wax figure of Anne Frank depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily. The unveiling took place last week amid some criticism about including a Holocaust victim at such a frivolous location, according to the Bild Zeitung, Germany’s most popular daily. Others say that as long as there is...
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Washington · Analysis The decision by Israel and the United States to delay a massive joint anti-missile exercise has set off a frenzy of speculation as to what the move says about relations between the two allies amid mounting tensions with Iran. U.S. and Israeli officials confirmed over the weekend that they had delayed until the second half of 2012...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington —The Obama administration is engaged in a full-court press to persuade Israel that Iran's nuclear threat can be contained short of war. The U.S. lobbying has received a mixed reception from Israel, where the Netanyahu government has not ruled out a unilateral strike on Iran. Iran, meanwhile, is taking an aggressive stance in response to mounting sanctions. Last week,...
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Col. Mitchell Paulin has never doubted that the Iraq war, with its enormous cost in lives and dollars, has been worth it. But ask Paulin -- who in 2003 was a surgeon attached to the 800th Military Police Brigade in Baghdad -- about what he thinks the long-standing results of the war effort will be, and his answer becomes more...
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Under Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who ruled the North African nation with an iron fist for 24 years, the country's ancient and tiny Jewish community was a protected minority.
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