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Lebanon Wins Film Award

Center for Israel Education September 12, 2009 For the first time since the award was introduced in 1949, an Israeli film, “Lebanon,” won the Golden Lion Award at the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival. The festival is one of the The Venice festival is the oldest international film festival in the world and the…

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Windsor Hummus Festival 2018

United By Food

A new festival this fall, formed by a partnership among three local organizations, will celebrate Windsor’s rich cultural diversity and its sense of unity, according to its organizers. “This is really all about how food brings people together,” Jay Katz, executive director of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre said of Hummus Festival 2018. “We want to…

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Iranian flag. Photo from pixabay. Iran is determined

Essay: Iran’s Bad Year

Kobi Erez Iran is determined to be the leader of the Middle East and it’s working hard to earn this title. The Shi’ite regime has been attempting to create a territorial continuity expanding from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea, and it’s getting closer to realizing that goal. This is especially true after the nuclear deal…

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A roadside landmark in the Golan Heights. Photo credit: Dmitriy Feldman Svarshik

Essay: Heightened Defense

Israeli control of the Golan yields a broader benefit. It’s a ridge for the ages, a bulwark against Islamist tyranny from the north and a vista providing sweeping views of upper Israel. Arguably, the existence of Israel, America’s staunchest Middle East friend, hinges in part on Israeli control of the Golan Heights. The highlands are…

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My Personal Experiences With Palestinians and Israel

In 1967, a few months after the Six-Day War, I stopped in Beirut, Lebanon, on my way back from a trip to India. This was eight years before the Lebanese Civil War, and the city was incredibly beautiful — especially near the shore. The quiet harbor water was deep blue. A little further down the…

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Two Views On Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

There are two ways to view the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a six-party agreement of the five permanent U.N. Security Council powers and Iran, on preventing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons for at least 10 years.  The agreement itself was termed “interim” when negotiated in…

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The Golan Heights of Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 4

Another perfect day in Israel. This one had it all – history, music, ruins, art, shopping, plenty of calories (some alcohol-related) and a bar mitzvah. We started with a Jeep trip and a hike in the Golan Heights. Seeing the Golan first-hand is always incredible, no matter how many times you’ve see it. Our hike…

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Ceasarea, Israel Roman ruins ampitheater. Galilee

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 3

April 9, 2018 Our group suddenly has a new visitor: a virus. Unfortunately, a number of people got sick last night and had to miss the day’s activities. Rabbi Yedwab informed us by taking the microphone on the bus and humming the tune to MASH. Ron, our guide, followed that with his own announcement: “The…

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