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Peres in live chat with Muslim world on Arab website

By Rosa Doherty, March 7, 2014

Israeli President Shimon Peres gave a live interview on Arab news website Planet yesterday, one day after Israel intercepted a shipment of weapons from Iran to Gaza.

The interview generated thousands of questions from people across the Middle East and the website crashed as the interview began.

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Maureen Lipman hits out at Oldie magazine

March 6, 2014

Maureen Lipman has reiterated her anger at The Oldie magazine and its editor Richard Ingrams, after discovering its April issue featured a news story criticising Israel’s treatment of Eritrean and Sudanese immigrants.

Ms Lipman cut her ties with the magazine last week, saying she could no longer tolerate its “antisemitic, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel material”.

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Aipac: an overwhelming event

By Jonathan Arkush, March 6, 2014

Aipac is nothing if not overwhelming. It’s not just the huge numbers but the exceptional professionalism with which it is delivered that impresses.

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Hidden by Ukraine, AIPAC conference dodges the headlines

By Michael Goldfarb, March 6, 2014

Luck comes in many shapes and sizes.

For Aipac this past week, it came in the form of the Ukrainian crisis.

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Israeli navy captures Iranian missiles bound for Gaza

By Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency, March 5, 2014

Early this morning, Israeli naval commandos boarded a cargo ship carrying weapons off the coast of Sudan in the Red Sea, preventing an attempt to smuggle an Iranian shipment of advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel should learn the lessons of apartheid

By Geoff Sifrin, March 2, 2014

When Nelson Mandela died in December and the world flocked to Johannesburg to pay respects, South African Jews desperately wanted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be among them.

When he cancelled at the last minute and instead sent a hastily arranged group of a few MKs, there was a palpable sense of let-down.

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Making maps matters to us all

By Emily Hilton, February 28, 2014

When I was 18, I spent my gap year in Israel on a youth movement Shnat programme. While this mostly consisted of drinking Aroma iced coffees and crying over my failed kibbutz experience, one of the things I didn’t do was visit the West Bank. We weren’t allowed to go. Why? Because Masa Israel Journeys didn’t give us insurance to cover areas A and B.

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Why I support the Green Liners

By Geoffrey Alderman, February 28, 2014

Do you support the Sign on the Green Line campaign? I do. Indeed, Jewish students who are sponsoring this initiative need to be aware that I’ve been engaged on a very similar project for a great many decades, probably from before these delightful young people were born.

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Students put a face (or faces) to apartheid fight

By Charlotte Oliver, February 27, 2014

A student-led campaign to challenge anti-Zionism on campus has gained global backing with thousands of students across the world lending their faces to the cause.

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Merkel visit overshadowed as Netanyahu finger-pointing goes viral

By Charlotte Oliver, February 26, 2014

An unfortunate image eclipsed an otherwise happy occasion on Tuesday, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was photographed standing beside the Israeli Prime Minister at a joint press conference in Jerusalem.

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