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Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/08/2014
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Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

Oil Weapon Losing Clout

The price of gasoline dipped under $2 a gallon this week in some Oklahoma filling stations and others are expected to follow.

Plunging global oil prices come at a time when the United States is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's number one oil producer. That's good news for consumers and for those who feel OPEC as exerted undue influence on American foreign policy for too long.

New Elections For The Wrong Reasons

12/03/2014
Editorial

Now remind us again why Israel is going to hold new elections two years earlier than scheduled?

Media Itself Mixes It Up On Israel Bias

12/03/2014
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Western news media coverage of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict is again coming under scrutiny — this time from the media itself.

Matti Friedman: Decries what he sees as media bias against Israel.

New U.S. Group Warns Israel On ‘Who Is A Jew’

Support of next-gen Jews is at risk over continuing Orthodox monopoly, high-powered coalition suggests.

12/03/2014
Editor and Publisher
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Few if any American Jewish aspirations for Israel seem as unlikely  — or as important — as achieving religious freedom and equality in the Jewish state.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jewish Groups Blast Nation-State Bill

Opposition fueled by concern about possible fallout.

12/02/2014
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Washington — It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

Inside the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School, an Arab-Jewish school that was vandalized last week. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Bill Of Wrongs

The nation-state legislation and the threat to Israel’s democratic values.

12/02/2014
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The meltdown in Israeli politics continues, with deep divisions over the most controversial bill in recent years. And if you’re confused by the legislation, you’re not alone — in fact, it is the confusion that is making the debate so unproductive.

Nathan Jeffay

Skiing Comes To Israel

12/02/2014
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Skiing season will start soon in Israel.

But if the past is any indication, it won’t last long; as short as two days in 2010; in 1999, no days at all.

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‘Struggling’ With IDF Proportionality Issue

Israeli expert on military ethics praises army’s actions in Gaza while condemning settlements.

12/02/2014
Jewish Week Correspondent
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Claiming that Israel “indiscriminately, callously, carelessly or indifferently” killed civilians in Gaza last summer is “nonsense,” an author of Israel’s military code of ethics told an audience late last month at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Moshe Halbertal, left, and JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen at recent event.  Courtesy of JTS

Hamas 'Infuriated' US Arming Israel

Tehran-based PressTV reported "Gazans angered by US plan to send smart bombs to Israel."

They're "infuriated" that the Obama administration is selling more J-DAM or Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which rely on precision guidance to hit their targets and proved so effective against Hamas and its allies in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza this summer.

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