Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab cups of coffee. So far, the most pressing concerns in most minds are deadlines, lunch plans and getting to their child's school play after work. Suddenly, chaos erupts. A shooter has entered the building. Or perhaps...
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The Israelis and Americans seem to be on different pages regarding the timing of a potential Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, but U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the debate has in no way detracted from the close relationship between Jerusalem and Washington. Wasserman Schultz, perhaps Obama's chief surrogate in the Jewish...
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National Library of Israel offers a bounty of Passover treasures--in real or virtual time
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Despite the rave reviews some people give to GPS machines, I find they fall short of the mark. Yes, a GPS (usually, but not always) gets you to a requested location, but it does so without affording any opportunity to appreciate what you will see along the way or what you will find when you arrive. What's missing from a...
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How did a New York-born academic and Jerusalem Post columnist come to play a key role in the most celebrated, and criticized, prisoner swap in Israel's history -- the deal to free Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinians? Since the 1980s, Gershon Baskin, a 55-year-old Jerusalemite, has cultivated contacts among Palestinian academics and civic leaders in the...
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David Bedein
While the Palestinian Authority has witnessed unprecedented economic growth of late, life for 4 million descendants of Arab refugees who live inside or contiguous to their presumably "temporary" facilities has remained stagnant. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which oversees the life of Arab refugees, premises all its policies on adherence to the "right of return" to villages...
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