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    • Paula

    Third Israeli election in a year – one big yawn

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Israel has never held two successive elections, let alone three. And with most people in Israel believing next Monday’s ballot won’t break the deadlock, the country seems headed to a fourth election. Maybe I can just re-publish this column again next week? And then again in a few weeks’ time?
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    • Paula

    The real battle behind Israel’s elections

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    I have a confession. I drive on Shabbat. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s necessary to state here to explain the following story.
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    • Paula

    Israel strives to fend off dreaded Covid-19

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    There’ve been a few scares but so far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Israel. However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking no chances, and has instructed the Israeli Biological Institute and health ministry to work on developing and producing a vaccine as soon as possible. He says it’s only a matter of time until the virus appears in the country.
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    • IsraelSudan

    Secret meeting with Sudan a significant move for Israel

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew into Uganda for a 24-hour whirlwind trip on Monday, the outcome was expected to be that the two states would establish embassies, with Uganda possibly indicating that its embassy could be in Jerusalem. But there was an unexpected diplomatic achievement with a different country, namely formalised ties with the Arab African state of Sudan.
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    • Paula

    Is Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ no deal at all?

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    In 1987, American President Donald Trump published The Art of the Deal, a book that helped make him a household name. It was part memoir, part business advice. By comparison, his recently unveiled Middle East plan, has led some quarters to label it the “The art of the non-deal”.
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    • Paula

    What impact would a Corbyn win have on Israel?

    Dec 12, 2019 Go comment!
    The British Labour Party’s recently released election manifesto promises that should its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, win this week, it would immediately suspend the sale of arms to Israel that are “used in violation of the human rights of Palestinian civilians”. It also promises to immediately recognise a Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution in which a secure Israel would exist alongside a secure and viable Palestine.
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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Former POW, Gilad Shalit, gets engaged Gilad Shalit, 33, the Israeli soldier who was held prisoner by terrorist group Hamas in Gaza for five years, is engaged.
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    • Paula

    Is Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ no deal at all?

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    In 1987, American President Donald Trump published The Art of the Deal, a book that helped make him a household name. It was part memoir, part business advice. By comparison, his recently unveiled Middle East plan, has led some quarters to label it the “The art of the non-deal”.
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    • RabbiNossel

    What makes you happier?

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Great news! From this week onwards, we’re going to be happier.
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    • AndreaKuti

    Theatre of miracles

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    “We’re going to the theatre,” my parents told me, and an hour later, we entered a giant, dark place, with rows of empty wooden seats, and only a few people in front. I felt that death was tangible, and feared touching anything lest it infect me with a deadly virus.
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    • ParshaRabbiSamThurgood

    Hashem’s ultimate justice

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    One of the heroes of the Torah is Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro (Jethro). Even without the additional biography taught to us by our sages – he was an advisor to Pharaoh, who dared to challenge his wishes to persecute the Jewish people, and a seeker of truth, who tried every religion in the world before finding Hashem in Judaism – Yitro was a man of justice and goodness.
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    • ParshaRabbiRichard

    Life’s most precious jewels

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    In this week’s portion, we read, “Moses took the bones of Joseph with him.” Before his death, Joseph made his brothers promise to bring back his mortal remains to the land of Israel. Now, at the time of the Exodus, this was uppermost on Moses’ mind.
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