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Religious Zionism and the kibbutz movement, Israeli author and think-tanker Yossi Klein Halevi recently told me, are “the two messianic streams within Zionism that wanted more than just a safe refuge for the Jewish people.” In his estimation, … more
  TEL AVIV (JTA) – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Israeli sage who founded the Sephardic Orthodox Shas political party and exercised major influence on Jewish law, died Oct. 7. Ovadia Yosef was born Abdullah Yosef in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – There was a good deal that was wrong and fantastical in President Barack Obama’s address to the United Nations last week – such as the idea that al-Qaeda is “splintering” (actually, it is proliferating) or that Russia … more
From the brink of war, the Middle East has moved at dizzying speed to the cusp of peace. Or so we have been led to believe. The issues at hand are Iran and Syria – and incidentally, there is good reason to feel some relief from that fact, … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. more
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