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Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES FOR 1994 IN OSLO. (FROM RIGHT TO LEFT): PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN, FOREIGN MINISTER SHIMON PERES AND PLO CHAIRMAN YASSER ARAFAT

Rabin and Peres Receive Nobel Peace Prize

October 14, 1994 Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At the time, Rabin was Prime Minister of Israel and Peres was the Israeli Foreign Minister. The prize was given to them for promoting peace with then PLO Chairman, Yasser Arafat, by negotiating and signing the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords…

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Yemenite Jews on a plane to Israel as part of Operation Magic Carpet

Operation Magic Carpet Begins

September 24, 1950 According to some sources, Jews had lived in Yemen even before the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE. The community expanded during the time of the Maccabees and following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Composed mostly of small communities living in relative isolation to one another,…

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Canadian MPs Attacked On Twitter

Last week, Dimitri Lascaris tweeted an attack on two Jewish MPs, Michael Levitt and Anthony Housefather, suggesting that they were disloyal to Canada, placing the interests of “apartheid Israel” above those of the country. This is an texample of Anti-Semitism as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Lascaris is a board member of the…

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The historic handshake between Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin on the Declaration of Principles

PLO And Israel Recognize Each Other’s Existence

Center for Israel Education September 9, 1993 After nine months of secret contacts mediated by Norwegian diplomats, the PLO and Israel recognize each others’ existence. In the agreement, the PLO agreed to renounce terror and Israel agreed to recognize the PLO as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. The documents were signed in Jerusalem…

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Major General Israel Tal

Major General Israel Tal Passes Away

Center for Israel Education September 8, 2010 Major General Israel Tal passes away at the age of 85. Tal is best known for being the head of the 1970 committee which designed and developed the Merkava tank. By the early 1960’s Israel found a need to develop its own weaponry in order to become less…

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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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Guest Column: Cramming Kabbalah?

Mark Jacobs It was a late Tuesday afternoon, and my wife and I were getting ready for our first Kabbalah class. “Did you read the book?” she asked me. “There’s a book?!” I answered, and suddenly that old panicked feeling I experienced from seventh grade to law school came right back. My immediate instinct was…

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of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and co-star Olivia Thirlby.

From Damascus to Jerusalem – New Movie

By Jessica Steinberg, The Times of Israel A 41-year-old novel reaches the big screen. Writer Howard Kaplan was a college junior when he visited Syria in 1971; now ‘The Damascus Cover‘ is an indie thriller. It was a chance trip to Damascus, Syria in the late 1970s that led then-college student Howard Kaplan to his…

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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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