A traumatic Pessah in Jerusalem, 1948

BY DOROTHY BERMAN , JPOST In early November 1947, Dorothy (Devora) Berman of Glasgow, aged 20, set sail for Palestine to participate in the “Machon LeMadrichei Chul” (Institute for Diaspora Youth Leadership) training program of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. The program was held in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund. This was one of the…

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Christians Increasingly Taking Part in Passover Celebrations

BY NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH—  Why is this Passover night different from all the rest? Mainly because more and more Christians, both in Israel and overseas, will be partaking in some observance of Passover, a phenomenon that is catching on among many Christians, evangelical and otherwise. Erev Pesach (Passover Eve) begins at sunset on Monday night…

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PM appoints new Schalit mediator for Gilad's release

BY  TOVAH LAZAROFF AND GREER FAY CASHMAN, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday appointed David Meidan to replace Hagai Hadas in efforts to broker a deal with Hamas and gain the release of captive soldier Gilad Schalit, who has been held in Gaza for almost five years. Netanyahu informed Schalit’s parents, Noam and Aviva,…

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US House Speaker Says He'll Invite PM to Speak

BY JPOST— US House Speaker John Boehner will invite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of the US Congress during a visit to Washington next month, Boehner’s office announced on Thursday. Boehner will extend the formal invitation once Congress approves a resolution providing for the joint session, Boehner’s office said in a…

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Jewish Students Under Assault — Part I

BY JONATHAN ROSENBLUM, JEWISHMEDIARESOURCES— Jewish college students find themselves increasingly under attack on campuses around the world. The seventh annual Israel Apartheid Week just took place on 55 campuses world-wide. Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney rightly described such events seeking to “promote Palestinian human rights” as “accompanied by anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation and bullying.” Canadian Prime…

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Palestinian state by September

BY ISRAEL TODAY— Israelis are growing anxious over the international community’s renewed rush to impose a peace settlement on Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. And the world’s impatience is being fueled by Palestinian threats to unilaterally declare statehood in September, even in the absence of a final status peace deal. Palestinian leaders have publicly announced…

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