Local News

Israel Supporters March Down Parkway

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About 100 people marched from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Horwirz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza on May 12 in a show of support for Israel in its conflict against Hamas and Islamic jihad terrorist attacks.

National News

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Nets Star Kyrie Irving Says He’s More Focused on Israel-Gaza Conflict Than Basketball

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The Brooklyn Nets are about to embark on a playoff run, but one of their key star players says his focus is elsewhere.

Biden Says Israel Has ‘Right to Defend Itself,’ Sends Envoy

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Saying that Israel has a right to defend itself, President Joe Biden has sent his top Israeli-Palestinian negotiator to the region.

Democrats Blame Both Israel and Hamas for Current Conflict

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Last year, when AIPAC wanted a Democrat to sponsor the pro-Israel lobby’s signature legislative effort, it turned to one of its most reliable partners in the Senate, Chris Coons of Delaware.

Arts

Bold Rabbi’s Tale Reads Like a Movie

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There is a remarkable scene early in “The Rabbi of Buchenwald” that sounds like something out of a movie — and perhaps should be.

Books: Falling Short After a Great Start, Going Beyond

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Great Premise Falls Short “Secrets of Happiness” Joan Silber, Counterpoint The deception that sets up the story of “Secrets of Happiness” is revealed on page 10. The premise...

Orchestra Promotes Jewish-Arab Dialogue

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A new partnership between an orchestra in Israel and a nonprofit in Philadelphia began with Rabbi David Straus playing matchmaker. The Main Line Reform Temple...
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Two Dead, More Than 210 Injured in Synagogue Bleacher Collapse

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Israeli paramedics said that at least two worshipers had been killed and at least 213 were injured in a bleacher collapse incident at a synagogue in the West Bank Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev on Sunday.

In Deadliest Day in Current Fighting, Israeli Barrage Kills at Least 42

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Israeli airstrikes killed at least 42 people in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, making it the deadliest day yet in the week of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights, But El Al Vows to Keep Flying

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United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines have all canceled flights to Israel over the ongoing violence there, but Israel’s El Al airline has vowed to keep flying.