At the JCC, those who feel strongly about Israel and its Gaza campaign gather to share their thoughts in a safe, structured space.
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The woman to my left said she felt “overwhelmed” and “emotional” in dealing with the news about Israel’s war in Gaza. The heavy volume of postings on her Facebook page were so upsetting, with their criticism of Israeli actions, that she was considering “unfriending” some of her online correspondents.
Israel has been much in the news lately, and a good portion of the coverage over the past months has been good. That in itself is news.
A recent Bloomberg survey showed that the Israeli shekel is currently among the strongest of 31 major currencies, a result of the booming economy. Also in May, after decades of Israel importing every drop of fuel, natural gas began to flow from the Mediterranean.
As thousands of rockets descended info Israel the New York community came out to show their love and support for Israel and the IDF. We spoke with rally participants and got an inside look into what people feel about the currant conflict with Hamas.As thousands of rockets descended info Israel the New York community came out to show their love and support for Israel and the IDF. We spoke with rally participants and got an inside look into what people feel about the currant conflict with Hamas.
It’s more than alright to champion Jerusalem’s cause for the simple reason that we’re Jewish.
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Sitting in my home this weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away.
I was reminded of the story of the hen and the turkey reading the Thanksgiving Day menu the farmer had posted, calling for the next day’s dinner to feature “scrambled eggs and the traditional holiday meal.”
“From you he wants a contribution,” the turkey said ruefully to the hen. “From me he wants total commitment.”