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The Ties That Strain

12/30/2013
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President Obama, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Getty Images

Israel Outreach: Broad Vs Deep

New public relations effort is clever, but superficial.

12/24/2013
Editor And Publisher
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Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads.

Gary Rosenblatt

State Department Condemns Attack On Tel Aviv Bus

12/24/2013
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The United States government “strongly” condemned the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv.

“Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable,” read the State Department statement late Sunday night, hours after the bus exploded in the coastal city of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The bus had originated in Bnei Brak.

Hillel On The Spot At Swarthmore

Dialogue open with rogue group, but new CEO says guidelines on Israel must be enforced.

12/18/2013
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Facing a growing debate over the boundaries of student discourse on Israel, the president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Campus Jewish Life said he is not concerned about rebellion in the ranks after the small chapter at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania openly scorned the organization’s guidelines.

Swarthmore Hillel’s Joshua Wolfsun and Hillel CEO Eric Fingerhut

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
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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
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