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BY Aryeh Savir
January 7, 2014

Two Arab men responsible for the Oct. 5 attacking and stabbing of an Israeli girl in Psagot were arrested by Israeli Police and Shabak, the army announced Sunday. Abdallah Shahadeh Abu Kabitah, 22, and Shabel Atef Karan, 20, both residents of El-Bireh, a Ramallah suburb adjacent to Psagot, were arrested for attacking Noam Glick, 9, CONTINUE »

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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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One man’s journey leads to much needed breast cancer documentary
BY Simone Ellin
January 2, 2014

Since before Alan Blassberg’s birth, breast cancer had taken a heavy toll on the 43-year-old Los Angeles-based television producer and his family. His grandmother succumbed to breast cancer two weeks before he was born; his aunt died from the disease at age 49, when he was 27; and his sister, Sammy Blassberg, learned she had CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan Photos by David Stuck
January 2, 2014

Upward of 1,000 people packed rooms at both the Park Heights and Owings Mills branches of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore for this year’s Mitzvah Day, assembling winter care packages, making peanut butter sandwiches and taking part in other activities to benefit those less fortunate in the Baltimore area. “Mitzvah Day brought out 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 »