Monthly Archives: October 2011

Egypt Israel relations deteriorate

Egypt: Post-Mubarak Attitudes Toward Israel – Analysis Written by: FPRI October 18, 2011 , Eurasia Review By Michael Sharnoff As the most populous and influential Arab state, Egypt had always taken the initiative in wars, many against Israel in 1948, … Continue reading

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Jewish state needed for Jewish survival

The next step to ensure Israel’s survival Though Jews as individuals, even communities, could live and thrive in many countries, only the Jewish state could safeguard the continuity of the Jewish people. That’s why Jews are so preoccupied with Israel, … Continue reading

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Jews denied prayer rights on Temple Mount

Arab Policemen Arrest Jews for Bowing Down on Temple Mount Arab policemen arrested two Jews, including a prominent Yesha spokesman, for allegedly bowing down and praying on the Temple Mount. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, October 16, 2011 Arab policemen arrested two … Continue reading

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Explaining the lopsided prisoner exchange

Magazine 17 October 2011 Gilad Shalit: A 1,000-to-one asymmetry By Kevin Connolly BBC Middle East correspondent   Behind the human drama of the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner exchange lies an extraordinary asymmetry – the rate of exchange which decrees that a single … Continue reading

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Israel welcomes Chinese Jews

Chinese Jews feel more at home in Israel Descendants of Persian traders in Kaifeng, China, move to Israel with the help of a religious group and finally learn Jewish rules and traditions. By Benjamin Haas, Los Angeles Times October 16, … Continue reading

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Risky deal for Israeli soldier

A soldier’s freedom By Boston Herald Editorial Staff    Sunday, October 16, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  The agreement of the terrorist group Hamas to release an Israeli soldier held since 2006 in exchange for the release of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners by … Continue reading

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Microsoft executive in Israel retires

An insider’s view of Microsoft Israel, a ‘Zionist center’ Recently retired Microsoft executive Moshe Lichtman explains what makes the software giant’s Israeli development center special and why the company still is relevant. By Guy Grimland, Haaretz, October 14, 2011   … Continue reading

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International interest in Israeli special needs park

Model special-needs park sparks overseas interest  By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21C  October 11, 2011 Ecuador relies on Israeli expertise to plan 200 accessible, inclusive playgrounds based on Friendship Park in Ra’anana. Photo courtesy of Beit Issie Shapiro Friendship Park, … Continue reading

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