Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While driving through the Israeli town of Sederot, Noam Bedein always makes sure to turn off the radio, roll down the windows and unbuckle his seat belt -- just in case. One ring of the citywide siren means that he has to drop everything and race to the nearest bomb shelter. Struggling with his seat belt could mean the difference...
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The ongoing internal debate focusing on the practical, moral and geopolitical ramifications of an Israeli presence in the West Bank found its way to the University of Pennsylvania last week in the form of a lecture and a photography exhibit. On one side of a not-so-neatly marked divide stood Aryeh Green, an advisor to former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan...
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