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Gilad Shalit Calls For Pollard's Release

03/13/2013

Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit joined the call on President Obama to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

Shalit on Monday signed an online petition asking Obama to commute Pollard's life sentence to time served.

Gilad Shalit: Freedom is a great gift and privilege.

Israel Is Walling Itself In, Literally

Israel announced this week that it plans to build a fence on its Syrian border for security purposes. That makes perfect sense, given that Syria is in the midst of a horrific civil war whose ripple effect is fraught with uncertainty.

Israel Is Walling Itself In

With fences and Iron Dome, hunkering down for the long haul.

01/11/2013
Editor and Publisher

Israel announced this week that it plans to build a fence on its Syrian border for security purposes. That makes perfect sense, given that Syria is in the midst of a horrific civil war whose ripple effect is fraught with uncertainty.

Sen. Graham: Hagel An 'Antagonist' Toward Israel

01/06/2013

Former senator Chuck Hagel will face tough questions on Israel and its enemies if nominated for defense secretary, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the House Armed Services Committee on Sunday.

"He is an antagonistic figure toward the State of Israel," Graham, a South Carolina Republican, told Candy Crowley on CNN's State of the Union.

Citing some of Hagel's expressed opinions on Israel, Iran and Afghanistan, Graham declined to say whether he would be willing to join a fillibuster to block the expected nomination.

Graham: Hagel off-base on Hamas, Hezbollah.

Exiled Hamas Leader, In Gaza Visit, Promises More Jihad

12/10/2012

 

In a sign of increasing Hamas clout following Operation Pillar of Defense, long-time exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshal visited Gaza as part of Hamas’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Dec 8.

According to the Associated Press, Mashaal was greeted by a roaring crowd covered in Hamas’ green colors as he emerged onto the stage from a door built into a model of a rocket that was fired at Israel during the recent conflict. Additionally, some children were seen in the crowded dressed in military fatigues and carrying guns.

Progressive Rabbi: Bnai Jeshurun Colleagues Gave The Wrong Message

12/07/2012

Here is my message to my colleagues, the rabbis of B'nai Jeshurun:

I read with dismay your letter about the UN vote upgrading the Palestinian status to observer state, and your subsequent letter expressing regret for the feelings of alienation that it caused, but affirming the essence of your original message. 

To The President And Prime Minister: Thank You Both

11/30/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Now that the dust is settling, both literally and figuratively, from Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, it is an appropriate time to reflect back on that very difficult if brief campaign, and particularly on how it ended– at least for now.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik.

Blended Learning, In A War Zone

11/27/2012
Staff Writer

The rockets falling on southern Israel were anything but virtual, but for a week, school was. And the situation for students there during the recent Gaza war gives fresh relevance to the educational concept of “distance learning.”  

In between running to the bomb shelter during eight days of Hamas rocket fire, Paz Azran, 17, kept up with her studies at the Israel Sci-Tech Henry Ronson High School in Ashkelon with the help of her computer and the school’s virtual school.

A Hamas rocket punched a hole in the roof of a courtyard at the Ronson High School.

Diary Of A Rabbi On An Emergency Mission In Israel: When Your Home Is In Danger, You Come Home

11/26/2012

Day One: Tuesday, Nov. 20                                                                                                    

Palestinians, Arab Israeli Arrested For Tel Aviv Bus Bombing

11/26/2012

 

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency arrested several Palestinians and an Arab Israeli for allegedly blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv.

The Shin Bet revealed that its agents had arrested the suspects, including an Arab Israeli, for the attack last week on a bus, Israeli media reported. The security service did not say how many suspects were arrested.

The Arab-Israeli suspect, a resident of Taibeh near Kfar Saba, placed the explosive device on the bus and notified his commander by phone, who set it off, the Shin Bet said.

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