Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

By:
Ben Sales and Uriel Heilman, JTA
Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu. Is he a pragmatist handcuffed by his right-wing support base and fealty to his late father’s nationalist vision? Is he a true right-wing ideologue whose apparent concessions to Israeli-Palestinian peace are but feints? Or is he merely a political survivor willing to do whatever it takes to stay in...
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Special Sections Feature
In the world of public transportation, lots of things change in 64 years. Take Egged buses, for example. The “no spitting” signs are no longer posted today, but a lot of history still sticks to these buses. In an open-air, hands-on museum in Holon, you can discover this history. There Israel’s largest public transport company freely displays its function in...
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By:
Peter L. Rothholz, JNS.org
W hen my wife and I planned our recent visit to Eilat, we expected a glorious seaside holiday. Little did we know that we would also walk in the footsteps of the ancient Kenites and Midianites and that we’d also enjoy an encounter with kibbutzniks who create exquisite works of art and raise organic foods in the Negev desert. Moments...
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By:
Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
TEL AVIV It wasn’t Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for early elections that was unusual. After all, only a few governments have served a full term in Israel’s 64-year history. What was unusual was that seemingly everyone on Israel’s political spectrum — from left to right — appeared to agree that there was no real contest about who would be...
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By:
Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agen
JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer. One is wearing a small, flat, glistening black hat and a long coat, the typical dress of some Chasidim even in the summer heat. The other seems dressed to the season, his head bare...
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