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  • On packed flight to Israel, hundreds of American Jews, emboldened by Gaza crisis, start lives anew

    By Jared Sichel

    August 12, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Daniel Knafo was wide awake aboard the Boeing 747 as sunlight began peaking over the northern horizon of the Mediterranean Sea early on the morning of Aug. 12.

    Less than 10 hours earlier, he was at the departure terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport with more than 300...

  • Respect, inclusion and tolerance at the Wall

    June 6, 2013 | 8:30 am

    “There are no villains in this story.”  Those were the calming words of Natan Sharansky, renowned human rights champion and Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The story was of in-fighting that has erupted among Jews at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism. ...

  • Letters to the Editor: Women of the Wall, Gun Violence, Angelina Jolie

    May 31, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Words at the Wall

    If praying with tallis and tefillin was all that Women of the Wall (WOW) wanted, they would be satisfied with the Sharnsky compromise of a third section for all other forms of Jewish worship (“Stone-Walling,” May 24). If they accepted that, they would also be...

  • April 23, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2013 | 3:20 am

    The US

    Headline: Syria, Afghanistan on agenda as Kerry attends first NATO meeting as US secretary of state

    To Read: The case of the Tsarnaev brothers may illustrate Olivier Roy's thesis which says that the vast majority of islamist (and even al Qaeda) terrorists are not part of...

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  • Victory at the Wall?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 10, 2013 | 3:00 pm

    There comes a time in any successful movement for change or reform for cashing in, and it is often a time of crisis. Getting so close to achieving a goal, one has to struggle with two challenges: the temptation to overreach — and pass on a deal that might be the best realistic one...

  • Easy to forget, Sharansky tells March

    April 12, 2010 | 11:02 am

    Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, who now heads the Jewish Agency for Israel, led more than 10,000 people in the March of the Living in Poland on Yom Hashoah.

    “We have come here today to remember. But it is easy to forget,” Sharansky said at the beginning of the march at the...

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s political and religious right are asking in the wake of the Princeton-educated historian’s appointment to the country’s most...

  • Defending Identity

    By Rob Eshman

    July 16, 2008 | 11:28 pm

    Natan Sharansky's previous book, "The Case for Democracy," changed the world. It inspired a generation of U.S. policymakers and influenced President George W. Bush in his decision to go to war against Saddam Hussein.

    So when Sharansky's second book, "Defending Identity," came out...

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