Friday, May 27, 2016 Iyyar 19, 5776

The news that Israel is again negotiating with Syria via a Turkish mediator with the goal of achieving a peace treaty with its longtime antagonist set off a predictable noisy debate in Israel and elsewhere. While proponents of trading the Golan Heights for an offer of peace with Syria are happy about the renewed contacts, opponents are dismayed about the...
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Earlier this month, federal authorities raided the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the nation, arresting nearly 400 illegal aliens working at the Agriprocessors plant, including some juveniles. Allegations about abuse and failure to compensate workers have since been raised. Agriprocessors, which provides meat for many kosher brands sold across the country, has no one but itself to blame. Under fire in...
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Sharansky reminds us democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity'
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Some 31/2 years ago, former Prisoner of Zion and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky was George W. Bush's favorite author. Sharansky earned an unexpected boost when the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. invited him and co-author Ron Dermer to the White House and told the world that everyone should read their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom...
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Media Clippings There are some writers I just can't get enough of, and I'll read anything they write, no matter the topic. Not long ago in this space, I professed my considerable admiration for Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times, and, in the past, I've praised another of these favorites, Daphne Merkin. She's been fairly...
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By:
Ami Nahshon and Mohammad Darawshe
A quiet change is taking place in northern Israel among Jews and Arabs. Jewish and Arab municipal officials who only a few years ago resisted being in the same room together now are working on collaborative solutions to transportation problems, environmental cleanup, tourism development and job creation. In cities and regions throughout Israel, thousands of young Jews are studying conversational...
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