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According to JWF, for many survivors this may be the first time they feel they have received emotional acknowledgement or validation of their experiences.
The defense minister said Israel will invest close to $1 billion over the next few years on defending the Gaza-vicinity communities.
"... there needs to be consequences ..."
The debate will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a.k.a. "the person at the helm."
Taking for himself the credit that mostly belongs to the gregarious Transport Minister, Netanyahu said his Government has invested almost $9 billion in a massive expansion of highways and railways.
The order for the technical teams to abandon the work sites was given after they had taken apart some of the rails, so that there was no way to resume service Saturday night.
According to Mekorot, there is currently a water shortage of 7000 to 9000 cubic meters a day in Judea and Samaria.
Meanwhile, on the Palestinian Authority side, the responsibility for the shortage is being placed squarely on Israel.
Another coalition crisis is over in an 11th hour save, this time with UTJ minister Ya'akov Litzman stepping in with a temporary solution to soothe frazzled nerves.
MK Avigdor Liberman rocked the political establishment by agreeing to become the defense minister.
Israel's state comptroller has released a report on the nation's housing crisis that has set off a firestorm of criticism against the government but few solutions.
An Israeli-American journalist has been kidnapped in eastern Ukraine and is being held hostage by separatists there.
Israel is watching the continuing debt European debt crisis warily, as the European Union is Israel's top trading partner. But despite Europe's economic woes and trepidation in Israel, the EU is set to intensify relations with Israel by approving up to 60 new cooperative initiatives, according to AFP.
Let us take you on a tour of Gaza, and for the fun of it, we added to these fabulous images quotes from UNRWA and the PA about conditions there.
A letter to the Chronicles in Crisis column in the Magazine section of The Jewish Press a few weeks back (12-24-2010) greatly disturbed me. The writer expressed her opinion that many "older" female singles were not doing what was necessary to maximize their looks. She writes, as an example, that she was at a lecture given by a visiting rebbetzin from Eretz Yisrael and a quick glance at her fellow attendees affirmed her observation that many were "plain Janes" who were not trying to look more attractive - and hence be more marriageable.
The lengthy cover story in a weekly news magazine deftly sums up the profound unease afflicting U.S. Jewry. Titled “American Jews and Israel,” the piece paints a picture of a community enjoying unprecedented affluence and influence and at the same time worrying about the future of U.S.-Israel relations and the possible emergence of widespread anti-Semitism in America.
Forgive the Monitor a little self-indulgence this week. In its May 14 issue, Newsweek magazine published a chapter from historian Michael Beschloss’s new book, Presidential Courage (Simon & Schuster). The excerpt centered on Harry Truman’s role in the establishment of Israel, and Beschloss had no compunction about highlighting Truman’s nasty anti-Semitic streak or that after leaving office Truman admitted to the late television impresario David Susskind that his wife, Bess, had never allowed a Jew into their Independence, Missouri home.
Not exactly light beach reads, the following books on American presidents deal with Mideast issues in an extended and intelligent manner. These are not necessarily the best all-around biographies or studies of the individual presidents listed (though some rank right up there), but the strongest in terms of exploring presidential attitudes and policies toward Israel.