Israel

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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Israeli fighters ‘strike Hizbollah missile base’

By Rosa Doherty, February 25, 2014

Israeli jets hit a Hizbollah stronghold on the Lebanon-Syria border last night, according to reports.

The air strike allegedly killed several Hizbollah operatives, as well as a number of civilians, in the Nabi Sheet area.

A Lebanese security source told AFP: “Two Israeli raids hit a Hizbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria.”

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Israelis excited over Spanish passport law

By Noga Godein and Gur Salomon, February 21, 2014

After midnight at the second birthday party of the trendy Jerusalem bar, Mitteh, a bunch of drunken 20-somethings are kidding around. The subject of their mirth is the new Spanish law guaranteeing citizenship to any descendant of Jews who were expelled during the Spanish Inquisition.

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