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Israel Supporters March Down Parkway

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.

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

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

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

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.


Bold Rabbi’s Tale Reads Like a Movie

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

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

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...

Two Dead, More Than 210 Injured in Synagogue Bleacher Collapse

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

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

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.