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Island nation boasts somewhat hidden yet tightknit Jewish community
BY David Snyder
September 12, 2013

When New York resident and Pikesville native Perry Katz traveled to Jamaica for a vacation last December, he spent five days relaxing on its beaches and enjoying tropical beverages amid the country’s tourism-laden north coast. He was completely unaware that about three-and-a-half hours south, in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, there exists an intimate Jewish community CONTINUE »

Calls to build refugee camps on Syrian side of border
BY Linda Gradstein
September 12, 2013

With reports from the United Nations that the number of refugees who have fled from Syria has passed the two-million mark — more than half of them children — neighbouring Lebanon is struggling to absorb the hundreds of thousands of who have sought safety across the nearest border. Officially, the number of Syrian refugees in CONTINUE »

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Initial reluctance gone, AIPAC makes big push on Syria response
BY Ron Kampeas
September 12, 2013

Pro-Israel officials rolled their eyes this week in response to the opposing spins about their support for President Barack Obama’s drive to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for his purported use of chemical weapons against his own people. Some suggested that once again the tail was wagging the dog and Israel was leading the United CONTINUE »

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September 12, 2013

Protestors rally in Downtown Baltimore in support of building jobs in America rather than paying for a war against Syria See also, ‘Friends Are Watching’CONTINUE »

BY David Holzel
September 12, 2013

When it comes to war, veteran reporter and commentator Marvin Kalb wants to turn back the clock. “When a president goes to war, he ought to take the country with him. That means he ought to take the Congress with him.” Franklin Roosevelt was the last president to ask Congress for a declaration of war. CONTINUE »