Guy Bechor – America and Israel: A love story

 America and Israel. Gallup poll shows 70% of Americans view Israel favorably (Photo: AP)

This photo was taken about 15 years ago of the Ornstein Family at a pro-Israel rally in Wash. D.C. . Gallup poll shows 70% of Americans view Israel favorably (Photo: AP)

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Israel’s Increasingly Vocal Christian Community

Israel's Increasingly Vocal Christian Community

On August 5, 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from right) meets with Greek Orthodox priest Father Gabriel Nadaf (second from left) in Jerusalem. Pictured on the far right is Shadi Khalloul, who is now a candidate for the Knesset with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party. Both Nadaf and Khalloul advocate for Christian enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces. Credit: Moshe Milner/GPO/Flash90.

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Steve Kramer  Steve Kramer:  Many Israelis and others are worried that Prime Minister Netanyahu has created a crisis in relations with the American president, and by extension, with the United States. But disagreements between Israel and its chief ally have been common ever since Israel declared its independence in 1948. Here’s a short list of disputes which have temporarily roiled relations between the world’s greatest power and Israel:

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Good News Israel Educates for Life

Israel Educates for Life

published online by LedgerOnline . Seeds of ‘start-up nation’ cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

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Jonathan Sacks – The Ethic of Holiness

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With Tetzaveh something new enters Judaism: Torat cohanim, the world and mindset of the priest. Rapidly it became a central dimension of Judaism. It dominates the next book of the Torah, Vayikra. Until now, though, priests in the Torah have had a marginal presence.

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Israel Seen – Empowering Women-Palestinian Style and Alliance Tracker

Israel Seen. Empowering Women

A woman at Gaza’s Nasser Eddin Brigades camp trains on a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher.

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Barry Shaw – Colonel Richard Kemp urges UNHRC Not to be anti-Israel.

Barry Shaw. Richard Kemp

Colonel Richard Kemp submitted evidence into the conduct of Israel’s IDF forces and Hamas during the 2014 Gaza conflict to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on February 20, 2015.

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Steve Kramer  Steve Kramer:   We recently enjoyed the new exhibit at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, across from the Israel Museum. Entitled “By the Rivers of Babylon,” the exhibit displays: “original artifacts dating to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian Exile [586 BCE], including clay tablets [over 100 cuneiform tablets that detail trade in fruits and other commodities, taxes, debts and credits] from the Al-Yahudu archive (named after the city that the Judean exiles settled, in southern Iraq) which display fascinating evidence of the lives of the exiles.”

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This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel – Feb. 23, 2015

This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel. Technion Students present their projects

Technion Students present their projects

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The Unseen Humanitarian Face of Israel

Israel. Mandy.jpg dd1025   In its long, ongoing, often bloody struggle with the Palestinians, Israel has lost the propaganda battle. Continue Reading »