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  • Putting Palestine on the map

    Putting Palestine on the map
    The European Parliament recently postponed a vote on whether to recognize a Palestinian state, but the vote will likely come in mid-December. The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli officials say such a move would be purely symbolic and not reflective...
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving service celebrates different faith traditions

    The 59th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service was held at the Federated Church of Christ in Brooklyn on Nov. 25. Co-sponsored by the Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society and the FCC, the event has celebrated the similarities of a diverse range of...
  • Confronting global anti-Semitism

    Confronting global anti-Semitism
    Rabbi Andrew Baker, director of International Jewish Affairs for American Jewish Committee, who has just returned from an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe-sponsored conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin, was the featured speaker at...
  • Why Obama is viewed as weak

    Why Obama is viewed as weak
    Two recent Presidential pronouncements reflect the essential Barack Obama. Each also explains why so many view him to be the weakest of American presidents. Example one pertains to Mr. Obama's public reaction to the gruesome terrorist murders of five...
  • Jewish homeland bill would erode Israeli democracy

    Jewish homeland bill would erode Israeli democracy
    I was stunned to read that Israeli lawmakers had approved a Jewish "homeland" bill ("Israel's Jewish homeland proposal could further heighten tension," Nov. 23). The report stated that "since taking office in 2009, [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu...
  • Vandals target Israeli school that brings together Arabs, Jews

    Vandals target Israeli school that brings together Arabs, Jews
    With relations between Jews and Arabs increasingly strained by the recent chain of violence and contentious legislation, the latest victims of hostility are the few trying to coexist in Jerusalem, where vandals set fire to a Jewish-Arab school in the city...
  • West Hartford Family's Trauma Recounted In Book On Middle East

    West Hartford Family's Trauma Recounted In Book On Middle East
    Nearly two decades after Matt Eisenfeld and his girlfriend died in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, his family has gained greater insight and perspective, if not solace, from the new book "The Bus on Jaffa Road." "People always ask if you've been able to...
  • AJC honoring Ambassador Paul Cejas

    AJC honoring Ambassador Paul Cejas
    Paul Cejas' distinguished career includes serving as the United States ambassador to Belgium from 1998-2001. Another career highlight for Cejas, a Miami resident, happens on Dec. 10 when he will be honored with the American Jewish Committee's 2014...
  • Dispute over holy site in Jerusalem pits Muslim caretakers against Jewish activists

    JERUSALEM Once dismissed as a fringe group with limited public support, a movement of religious Jewish activists seeking to pray at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site has provoked a wave of Palestinian violence that has raised fears of a slide into a...
  • Large-scale attacks by Hamas foiled, Israeli security agency says

    Israel uncovered a West Bank network of Hamas militants planning a series of large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations, the country’s domestic security agency said Thursday. The targets were to include Jerusalem’s...
  • Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker

    Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker
    A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she'll be returned...