International News

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Azerbaijan, Israel, Muslims and Jews
BY Maayan Jaffe
August 29, 2013

“Azerbaijan is a friend of the Jewish people, of the Israeli people and of the American people,” said Elin Suleymanov, the Republic of Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the United States. “This is not just a coincidence. It is a conscious decision by the government of Azerbaijan and the people of Azerbaijan.” That was the message that CONTINUE »

BY Norma Zager
August 29, 2013

Whether they were spoken by the great Chinese military strategist Sun-tzu or Machiavelli or even fabled Godfather Michael Corleone, the words “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” offer great advice. But, seemingly, they have been ignored by the United States, which excels at taking its allies for granted and creating needy and desperate CONTINUE »

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Installation of new Kotel platform causes comment, concern
BY Suzanne Pollak
August 29, 2013

Israel’s self-described interim solution covering where and how women can pray at the Western Wall hasn’t stopped Jews from all sides of the issue from wanting to bang their heads against a wall. A 4,840-square-foot platform designed to accommodate up to 450 worshippers at a time was just installed. The new prayer plaza, connected by CONTINUE »

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Israel beckons, but students wonder if it’s the right choice
BY Justin Hayet
August 22, 2013

In today’s internationally connected world, college students are well aware that in order to be globally competitive, an overseas cultural and academic experience, whether it’s for six weeks, a semester or an entire year, is imperative. For many Jewish students who have visited Israel, whether on a gap year or a 10-day trip, the question CONTINUE »

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Naked Sea Salt has a new product that’s edible, sustainable, peace promoting and … from the Dead Sea
BY Maayan Jaffe
August 21, 2013

One of the most common stops on a first tour of Israel is the Dead Sea, in Hebrew Yam HaMelach. It’s the place where visitors can change into their bathing suits, saunter to the water’s edge and float — literally unable to immerse in the water due to its high concentration of salt. After the CONTINUE »