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  • A year after Gaza war, border communities are growing

    August 4, 2015 | 8:54 am

    Few communities were as battered during last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas as Nahal Oz, a kibbutz of some 350 people located just a mile from the Gaza border.

    At one point in the fighting, 40 missiles landed on the community in a single day. Hamas militants...

  • One year later: Honoring our murdered boys

    June 11, 2015 | 2:48 pm

    When I heard the tragic news that the three Israeli teenagers, Naftali, Eyal, and Gilad, who had been kidnapped by members of Hamas weeks earlier, had been found murdered, I was with 33 American and Israeli peers at a business workshop in Jerusalem. After one of the Israelis in my...

  • In Japan, pride in the Jewish response to tsunami

    March 7, 2012 | 10:29 am

    As I sit here in Tokyo with the first anniversary of the tsunami fast approaching, I recall my surprise the first time a Japanese person thanked me, as a Jew, for Israel’s immediate response to the disaster. It was certainly not the time to instruct that well-meaning person that...