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Jordan king: Mideast turmoil shouldn’t thwart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The recent turmoil in the Middle East shouldn’t prevent the United States from pushing ahead with its efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said on Monday.

“The current changes in the Middle East should not hinder our determination to reactivate the peace process,” the monarch told a visiting delegation of U.S. congressional aides. …

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No yarmulkes allowed in Jordan

No yarmulkes allowed in Jordan

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It has been a while since Israelis entering Jordan were first required to deposit items of a Jewish-religious nature in order to cross the border for “security reasons.” Most recently, Israelis have been asked to removes their yarmulkes.

An Israeli businessman who visits Jordan often was amazed when he was asked to leave his yarmulkes in a safe on his most recent visit to the country.

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Egypt says not obliged to repay Israel for cut to gas supply

… Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab said the country was not obliged to compensate Israel and Jordan for the non-delivery of gas after attacks on the pipeline to the two countries, in an interview published Thursday.

Ghorab was quoted by Egypt’s al-Shorouk newspaper as saying that Egypt was not bound to pay compensation because the explosions took place during a “state of emergency.” Officials in Israel and Jordan have not approached to him to inquire about the situation, he said. …

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Israel’s officials urge energy independence following Egypt pipeline blast

… the country’s export pipeline, said security officials. The pipeline supplies gas to Israel and Jordan.

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Explosion hits Egypt gas pipeline carrying gas to Israel

Explosion hits Egypt gas pipeline carrying gas to Israel

… hours of the morning and forcing the shutdown of the country’s gas export pipeline to Israel and Jordan.

“An unknown armed gang attacked the gas pipeline,” said an Egyptian security source, adding that the flow of gas to Israel and Jordan had indeed been hit. “Authorities closed the main source of gas supplying the pipeline and are working to extinguish the fire.”

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A Return Visit To Bat Yaar—A Dude Ranch Of Sorts In Northern Israel

… outdoor activities for the kids, and an absolutely breath taking view of the Hula Valley, and the Jordan mountain range beyond. Yes, that would be the actual country of Jordon, not your next door neighbor’s child! I know many of you imagine Israel to be a dessert country, but here in the North the topography and plant life are very similar to Northern California! You can see my photos and post about our first visit to Bat Yaar  here.

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Top Sephardi rabbi’s aide tied to illegal porn sales

… Ashley Gasper realized that someone was bootlegging his films. Counterfeit copies of “Jules Jordan’s Flesh Hunter 6” and “Jules Jordan: Feeding Frenzy 2,” among other titles, were showing up among the DVDs being returned to his distributor.

According to a recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Gasper soon learned that a Montreal firm was making illicit copies of the movies and selling them to wholesalers. The primary client of the …

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Omri Casspi May Return to Maccabi Tel Aviv

… lockout next season.

Casspi’s the first Israeli to play in the NBA (New Jersey Nets player Jordan Farmar has an Israeli step-father, Yehuda Kolani from Tel Aviv). JTA reports that Casspi told Israel’s Army Radio Thursday that he would consider rejoining Maccabi Tel Aviv if the league and the players’ union do not come to a new compromise by June 30, the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.

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Israel can’t have peace and settlements at same time

Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit said Wednesday that the construction of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank contradicted the search for peace.

“Israel should realize that the continuation of the two processes is impossible,” Bakhit said during a meeting with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, according to a …

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Illinois court tosses Rahm Emanuel off Chicago mayoral ballot

An Illinois state appeals court on Monday threw the Chicago mayor’s race into turmoil by ruling that front-runner and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel did not qualify for the February ballot.

Illinois law requires candidates for municipal offices to be residents of the city for a year prior to elections. The appellate court, in its 2-1 ruling, said that although Emanuel owned a house in the city, he did not live there.

The ruling overturned …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… who in 1911 was falsely accused of ritual murder.

1967 Israel succeeds in fighting off Egypt, Jordan, and Syria in the Six-Day War. American Jews are first terrified for Israel’s survival and then jubilantly proud of its victory. They respond to the crisis with record-breaking levels of financial support. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan becomes a new culture hero to Jews in the Diaspora.

1968 The Jewish Defense League (JDL) is founded in New York by followers of Rabbi Meir …

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Whispers

… when his will is read and its mysterious request revealed, the family is thrown into upheaval and turmoil. As veils are lifted and countless years are peeled back to show terrible secrets, the emerging truth brings to light both unimaginable sorrow and uncertainty, replacing them with hope and true happiness. From a boarding school in Paris to the streets of Bnei Brak; from the turbulent war years to the present, there are invisible bonds spanning miles and generations that threaten to be …

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Heaven’s Witness

Heaven's Witness

In a dilemma that would have stumped Freud, budding psychoanalyst Dr. Jordan Geller is forced to confront the question: Can the same person be murdered twice? }Once, Geller, a rationalist to his core, would have found the question absurd. But then Robin Norris, a beautiful actress desperate to overcome a problem with her singing voice, steps into his office, and his life. Geller hypnotizes her, and Robin quickly assumes the identity of Beverly Casper, a talented …

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Straight into Darkness

… in a web of dangerous intrigue, surrounded by potential enemies. As Munich slips further into turmoil, overrun by political factions and the rise of Hitler, a dedicated policeman can never know who to trust–and one simple mistake could be deadly.

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Aleppo Tales

… Circle, is a rare gem. Sabato interlaces the history of one family with the social and political turmoil spanning over a century; it pivots around an heirloom, a Hanukkah lamp that has made its way into the Louvre. Broken Tablets is an elegy to the lost generation of pious scholars from the Sephardic communities who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s. Truth from the Earth shall Spring explores the mystery of a rare manuscript whose existence has been suppressed for generations after a tragic …

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Walking The Bible

Walking The Bible

… Goren, Feller treks through Turkey, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, the Sinai, and Jordan, visiting the actual places of some of history’s most storied events, from the mountain where Noah’s ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush. He visits the desert outpost in Turkey where Abraham first heard the words of God and faces arrest while camping on Mount Nebo in Jordan, where Moses overlooked the Promised Land. In each Place, he scrupulously gathers the latest …

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Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

… key documents, such as the Oslo agreements and the peace treaties Israel signed with Israel and Jordan. The facts are footnoted and a wide variety of sources have been consulted, from Arabic, Hebrew and English newspapers to scholarly journals and books.

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

… a return to Central Europe. Their reception was not congenial—not in an age of religious turmoil. This time, they encountered the animus of Protestant Reformers and Catholic Counter-Reformers alike. The obloquy that attached to their presence was revealed in an obscene sixteenth-century graffito carved into Frankfurt’s ghetto wall. It revealed a trio of Jews debasing themselves around a sow. As one Jew suckled at the animal’s teats, another (in rabbinical garb) lifted …

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War Without End

… of reporters, observers, diplomatic envoys, and aid workers.

Between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, dreams and ideals collide with the reality of violent nationalist struggle, and God’s name is invoked in defense of the jealousies of men. With the experienced journalist’s eye for irony, anecdote, and telling detail, Anton La Guardia offers an intimate look into the Israelis as they come to terms with the “post-Zionist” demolition of national myths, and the Palestinians as …

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The Fate of Zionism: A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine

… religious blinders of absolute thinking and hatred have obscured our vision. In this time of great turmoil in the Mideast, when conflict represents a potential nuclear threat to the region and to the world, it is an argument that is more relevant and urgent than ever.

Charting a pragmatic middle path between the Israeli right wing and critics like Edward Said and Noam Chomsky, Hertzberg chronicles the conflict between the original secular vision of Israel and the illusions that came in the …

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A Spiritual Life : A Jewish Feminist Journey

A Spiritual Life : A Jewish Feminist Journey

… and poet whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies and prayer books. Her plays Across the Jordan and The Gates Are Closing have been staged and read at synagogues and universities across the country and internationally.

Available in hardcover and softcover

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The Triumph of Deborah

… of the Canaanite King, as his prisoners. But military victory is only the beginning of the turmoil, as a complex love triangle develops between Barak and the two princesses.

Deborah, recently cast off by her husband, develops a surprising affinity for Barak. Yet she struggles to rebuild her existence on her own terms, while also groping her way toward the greatest triumph of her life.

Filled with brilliantly vivid historical detail, The Triumph of Deborah is the absorbing and …

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Anchor Bible: Haggai, Zechariah 1-8

… sought to re-establish their ethnic and religious legacy in Judah. This was a time of profound turmoil and uncertainty, and Haggai and Zechariah provided a crucial measure of support and inspiration. They rallied Israel’s energies and exhorted their fellow countrymen to heed the word of God. Under their guidance the Jews restored the Temple at Jerusalem which had been destroyed by the armies of Nebuchadnezzar. Together the two prophets guided Israel through an important transitional …

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