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Putting a human face on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 2, 2014

“What we have now are politicians and not statesmen,” said Hillel Schenker, co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal. “Statesmen who are ready to take risks for the long term — on both sides.” Think Pericles of Athens, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill; for all three men, their bedrock of principles rested on the ideal CONTINUE »

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BY Linda Gradstein
January 2, 2014

When Itzik Yaacobi was a hungry teenager in the Auschwitz concentration camp, he used to dream about food he didn’t have — a pear, an apple, a watermelon — but he never dreamed that one day he would cook with a dean of Israeli chefs, in this case Shalom Kadosh. Yaacobi is sitting in Kadosh’s CONTINUE »

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26 U.S. senators introduce legislation for increased sanctions if Iran violates six-month agreement
BY Suzanne Pollak
December 26, 2013

Defying the Obama administration’s push for a diplomatic way to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program, 26 U.S. senators introduced legislation calling for increased sanctions if Iran violates an international six-month agreement that has yet to go into effect. The legislation introduced last week requires further reductions in purchases of Iranian petroleum and applies additional penalties CONTINUE »

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Is Hillel International managing dissent or fanning flames?
BY David Holzel
December 26, 2013

Four months into his tenure as CEO of Hillel International, Eric Fingerhut says he understands several things. “Everyone understands that the discussion about Israel on campus has gotten complex. There are legitimate areas for discussion, and Hillel wants to foster robust dialogue and build connection to Israel, which is my ultimate goal.” In CONTINUE »

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Judaism is pretty cool in South Africa
BY Phyllis Steinberg
December 19, 2013

South Africa is a captivating country that offers a multitude of experiences from wildlife spotting and whale watching to spectacular scenery. Travelers can trace the history of humans with a visit to the caves at the Cradle of Mankind. They can ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town or CONTINUE »