Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Support in various forms for those under fire
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As citizens of Israel, particularly those in the country's beleaguered north, grapple with the state of warfare that's flared up in the last three weeks, Jews in the Philadelphia region and throughout the nation are once again rallying around the Jewish state, as they have during so many previous times of crisis. Support has come in the form of rallies,...
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Like the White House, members of Congress have largely been supportive of Israel's war against Hezbollah, even after a July 30 Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Kana -- which Israel said was not intentional and pledged to investigate -- killed more than 50 civilians and led to heightened international criticism of Israel's tactics. Even in America, where...
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Jewish institutions throughout the region remained on heightened alert in the wake of a July 28 shooting rampage at the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, which left one woman dead and five others wounded. Seattle police arrested 30-year-old Pakistani American Navveed Afzal Haq, whose lawyer claims he suffers from a bipolar disorder. Haq allegedly forced his way...
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As many as 2,000 people gathered under the midday sun in Center City's Love Park on Monday to demonstrate their support for the State of Israel, as the nearly two-week-old conflict between the Jewish state and Hezbollah raged on, and diplomatic efforts to quell the fighting appeared to intensify. The rally came as roughly 1 million Israelis were sitting in...
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After racing down a ramp on his inline skates, Benjamin Lachower picks up speed, hits a smaller ramp, then sails high in the air, easily clearing a bar held some 9 feet high. "All right, Israel!" says a skating instructor, while his peers holler at and applaud Lachower's performance during an impromptu high-jump competition at Camp Woodward near State College,...
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