Author Archives: Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois

US Senator: U.S.-Israel bond remains strong

Booker: U.S.-Israel bond remains strong Iran deal working, but more efforts needed to ‘undermine terrorism’ By Debra Rubin NJJN Bureau Chief/Middlesex January 20, 2016 Despite the recent rockiness in American-Israeli relations, particularly over the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Cory Booker … Continue reading

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Danger Ahead: Anti-Israel Movement Targets New Friends

Op-Ed: The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of By David Bernstein (David Bernstein is president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the representative voice of the Jewish community relations movement.) January 4, 2016 NEW YORK (JTA) — … Continue reading

Posted in Delegitimization Threat, Op-Ed/Blog/Opinion/Commentary, Pro-Israel Public Action, Support for Israel

Learn About the Hate Sermons in the Al Aqsa Mosque

“What we have found at Al Aqsa is a steady stream of calls for jihad and martyrdom, venomous attacks on Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims, and praise for al Qaeda, Islamic State, or ISIS, and other jihadist groups.” A Mosque … Continue reading

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Will Separation Pave Road to Peace?

Last week (January 19th), the leader of Israel’s opposition party proposed a surprising plan to address the Israeli-Palestinian challenge. Isaac Herzog spoke at a conference of The Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.  His basic message: For many … Continue reading

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Do They Teach Hebrew in Arab Countries?

Israeli MPs vote to make Arabic compulsory in schools October 28, 2015 AFP By Joe Dyke Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli lawmakers voted Wednesday to make Arabic classes compulsory for students from the age of six, in a move backers hoped … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling on Israel: Criticize, Yes. Boycott, No.

An Open Letter to JK Rowling Thank you for not caving into pressure to boycott Israel by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller Dear JK Rowling, Like millions of people around the world, I’d like to thank you for bringing the magic … Continue reading

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Israeli Startup Harnesses Algae to Treat Wastewater in Developing World

Aquanos’ trick is to use algae to provide oxygen for the germs breaking down our waste to breathe, rather than break the bank pumping in the gas. By Ruth Schuster and Noah Phillips October 19, 2015 Only 10% of people … Continue reading

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