Thursday, February 11, 2016 AdarI 2, 5776
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Israel represents a sizable business opportunity for private American military contractors, although getting a foot in the door, and then navigating the tangle of bureaucracy and regulations, can sometimes be a challenge, according to several speakers at the "U.S./Israel Defense Business Forum." "You can't just knock on the door and get a meeting," warned panelist Elliot Dater, a former counsel...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Israeli political activist Moshe Feiglin has been described in various ways -- none particularly flattering -- by his country's media and by international news outlets: fascist, extremist, radical protester, terrorist. But when the controversial right-wing politician took to the lectern during a speech last week in University City, he used his remarks to clarify what his political goals and intent...
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The Middle East Forum, the Philadelphia-based research institute headed by scholar and opinion columnist Daniel Pipes, has just launched an Education Fund, which seeks to support institutions and researchers whose specialty is the Middle East, and particularly those whose focus centers on radical Islam. The new fund is made possible through anonymous grants, according to a press release. The forum...
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Albert Zalcmann certainly considers himself environmentally aware. The member of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., owns a hybrid car; more to the point, he's an environmental engineer. But, if a mathematical formula designed by the Washington, D.C.-based Sustainable Energy Institute to calculate a person's ecological footprint -- or the amount of usable land needed to sustain a single...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a familiar Purim story: Esther, a young Jewish woman, famous for her beauty, is selected to become the new queen by King Achashverosh, and with assistance from her cousin Mordechai, later saves the Jewish people from annihilation by the wicked Haman. As this ancient story is retold each year on the 14th of Adar, youths and the young at...
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