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IDF Soldier Killed In 'Rogue' Attack At Lebanon Border

12/17/2013
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An Israeli soldier patrolling Israel’s border with Lebanon was killed by what is believed to be a rogue Lebanese soldier.

Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen, 31, of Afula, was killed on Sunday night when the Lebanese soldier fired as many as seven shots from a pistol at an army  patrol near the Israeli army outpost at Rosh Hanikra.

Score One For Israel At The UN

12/04/2013
Editorial

A milestone for Israel, long overdue, was achieved this week when the Jewish state was invited to become a member of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) at the United Nations in Geneva.

De Blasio Meets With Shimon Peres

Mayor-elect's tweet generates anti-Israel backlash online.

11/26/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio met with Israel's president, Shimon Peres, in his Manhattan hotel Monday. De Blasio, who takes office Jan. 1, sent out a photo of the meeting Tuesday via Twitter.

"Had the honor of meeting @PresidentPeres today and discussing the close ties between New York City and Israel," de Blasio tweeted.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, left, with President Peres of Israel. Photo via @BilldeBlasio

People With Disabilities Help An IDF Recruit Deepen Her Love Of The Land

Before enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces, I put a lot of consideration into where I wanted to serve.  I thought about how I would be able to make the most of my abilities and how I could best contribute.  I understood that I would have to do something that I loved and felt connected to. 

Yael Bar with Nina Paul and a group of children with disabilities. Photo courtesy LOTEM - Making Nature Accessible

Naftali Bennett, Point Man On Iran, Says He Finds Sympathetic Ear In Congress

11/17/2013
Editor & Publisher
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While the Obama administration has been “a huge friend” to Israel, with “unprecedented cooperation on security and intelligence” issues, “at the end of the day Israel can’t outsource its security,” Naftali Bennett, a key member of the Israeli cabinet, told The Jewish Week in an exclusive interview here this week.

For Israel, A Foreign Policy Camelot

JFK essentially laid the foundation for the modern U.S.-Israel alliance. Remembering how he did it, 50 years on.

11/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jews in America have little memory of JFK’s Jewish relationships. “JFK and the Jews” had little to do with the Jews,  and everything to do with Israel. Looking back at his legacy, as the Nov. 22 anniversary nears, American Jews have good reasons, therefore, to mourn.

In his brief presidency, John F. Kennedy reversed the Eisenhower’s indifference to Israel. Getty Images

Palestinians Blame Israel For Arafat's Death

11/08/2013
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Palestinian investigators said that Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested the Palestinian leader died from poisoning.

Palestinian official Tayeb Abdel Rahim at ceremony exhuming Arafat's body in Nov., 2012. PPO via Getty Images

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Complicated Legacy

10/24/2013
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The State of Israel, and indeed the entire Jewish world, lost one of its greatest and most prolific Torah scholars two weeks ago with the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, of blessed memory.  Universally recognized, both within his own Sephardic world and the Ashkenazi world as well, as being among the greatest poskim, or adjudicators of Jewish law, of the modern era, Rabbi Yosef left behind a body of work that will be respected and studied for as long as Jews learn Torah.  There is no way to overstate his significance as a scholar.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens, New York.

Turkey Hosts Holocaust Conference

10/24/2013
Staff writer
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As relations between Israel and Turkey continue to deteriorate, Yad Vashem is to hold a Holocaust education seminar at a university in Istanbul this week, according to the Times of Israel.

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