FAA Lifts Ban on Israel Flights

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Late on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted its ban on flights by American carriers in and out of Israel. The FAA “worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks… Read More

Baltimore Stands with Israel

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The events unfolding in Israel are geographically far from Maryland, but Jewish Baltimore will show its solidarity and support for the Jewish state through prayer, gatherings and messages sent directly to the soldiers taking part in Israel’s ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli embassy representatives, community leaders and politicians will be on hand Monday,… Read More

Senators Pledge Support for Israel In Wake of Ground Operation

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Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began their ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while denouncing the Palestinian Authority’s unity government and the moral equivalency drawn by those critical… Read More

State Highway Administration Repairing Park Heights 695 Bridge

Motorists traveling on Park Heights Avenue should prepare for temporary and long-term lane closures until fall 2015 as the Maryland State Highway Administration makes repairs to the bridge that carries the street over I-695. The $5.6 million repair includes removing and replacing the riding surface and concrete sidewalks, replacing a steel beam that was damaged… Read More

Israel Lacrosse Makes World Championship Debut

Despite turmoil at home and protests at practices, coaches say the Israel national team is ready to play.

Amid turmoil at home, the Israeli national lacrosse team made their FIL World Championship Friday, July 11 with a 19-4 win over 10th-ranked Sweden. The team traveled to host state Colorado earlier this month, just days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were found in the West Bank and a week before Israel… Read More

POMEGRANATE SALAD

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Dressing: 1⁄2 cup pomegranate juice 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste) Salad: 10-ounce bag of mixed salad greens 1 orange, peeled and cut into half segments 1⁄2 cup each strawberry slices, raspberries, blueberries 1⁄4 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped 1⁄2 cup dark chocolate shavings… Read More

ILENE’S SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE

1 refrigerated pie crust 1⁄4 cup light mayonnaise Approximatley 1 1⁄4 cups shredded cheddar or Colby mix cheese, plus another 1⁄4 cup 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1⁄4 cup sliced scallions, shallots and/or chives 8 medium-size ripe, firm plum or heirloom tomatoes, sliced (or more) Soft sun-dried tomatoes, optional Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line… Read More

BAKED STUFFED SQUASH BLOSSOMS

Use as an appetizer or side dish. 1 cup ricotta cheese 3 eggs, divided 1 cup chopped parsley Salt 12 squash blossoms 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix together ricotta, 1 lightly beaten egg, and parsley. Season with salt. Put the remaining 2 eggs in a bowl and whisk. Put the… Read More

FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

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1 1⁄2 quarts fresh strawberries, washed and hulled 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 1⁄2 tablespoons milk 1 9-inch baked pie shell 1 pint whipping cream Mash half the strawberries. Place in a 1 1⁄2 quart saucepan with cornstarch and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened… Read More

Pastor Comes Out Swinging

The Rev. John Wimberly said one of the problems at the G.A. was the disproportionate show of members of the pro-divestment group Jewish Voice for Peace.
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The Presbyterians’ recent vote to divest from three American companies doing business in Israel came as no surprise to the Rev. John Wimberly of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. What did come as a surprise, he said, was that given the one-sidedness of the presentations at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)… Read More