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A Jewish Week Forum: Ari Shavit

Ari Shavit, author of "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel," joined The Jewish Week for conversation on March 6 at Central Synagogue.

‘Jewish State’ Still An Obstacle For Abbas

03/19/2014
Editorial

With the deadline for the Mideast peace talks five weeks away and little visible progress between the Palestinians and Israelis, it looks like the U.S. is more interested in saving face at this point than actually brokering a deal. The short-term goal is to get an agreement on a U.S.-drafted framework paper to allow for further talks.

Two Faiths, One Israel

Rye temple, Presbyterian church team up on interfaith trip.

03/19/2014
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They had Shabbat dinner at a kibbutz, and they met with French Catholic monks. They climbed Masada, and they visited a baptism pool that is significant in the Christian faith.

Rye Community Synagogue member Abby Kimmel during her bat mitzvah ceremony on Masada.  Steven Allan

Iran Hiker Josh Fattal: Captors Knew I Was Jewish

03/17/2014
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Josh Fattal, an American hiker freed by Iran in September 2011 after two years in captivity, said the Iranians knew he was Jewish even though it was never explicitly stated.

“I was so scared in those first months about being a Jew with an Israeli father, but at a certain point I embraced it,” Fattal told the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. “They know already. If they are going to do something to me for my heritage, then they will — but I am not going to change myself. I am not going to hide who I am.”

A Foodie Mission to Israel

JFNA to offer food-centric spring tour.

03/13/2014
Food and Wine Editor
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Courtesy of JFNA

IRS Targets Tax Shelters In Israel

03/11/2014
Staff Writer
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Now that Switzerland is no longer a safe haven for foreigners to hide their money, the Internal Revenue Service is targeting Israel.

What Does AIPAC Stand For?

03/05/2014
Editorial

Is AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby in Washington formally known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, on the ropes?

Everyone Loves Israel?

AIPAC has record 14,000 attendees and Congressional support. But what about the White House?

03/05/2014
Editor and Publisher
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Washington, D.C. — A black revivalist minister leads thousands of people, who are out of their seats and clapping their hands, in a rousing spiritual and praises the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the traditionally pro-Israel lobby; Latinos and African-Americans describe their love for the Jewish state; 2,300 high school and college students give full voice to their solidarity with Jerusalem; and Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress outdo each other in expressing their unyielding commitment to the people and state of Israel.

Gary Rosenblatt

Crimea River Of Complexity

Ukraine conflict has ripple effect on Mideast crises, given Russia’s key role.

03/04/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — Russia’s military takeover of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea couldn’t seem more distant from the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through Washington this week for White House talks with President Obama, many officials and analysts back home see the potential for fallout in places like the Middle East.

The Russian incursion into Crimea, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, is complicating the Mideast picture.Getty

Sandstorms Hit Israel

03/04/2014
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A severe sandstorm struck Israel this week for the second time in two years, disrupting air travel, increasing air pollution and forcing persons with respiratory problems to remain indoors.

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