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  • Setting the scene for Jerusalem Day

    Today is Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim in Hebrew). The holiday, observed according to the Hebrew Calendar on the 28th of the month of Iyar, commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967. The days leading up to this event were tense; the Israeli Chief Rabbinate proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer, while… More ▸

  • Obama pre-1967 borders remark recalls Carter-Rabin kerfuffle

    President Obama gave an internationally televised speech yesterday outlining United States Middle East policy. The address was largely lauded by American Jewish institutions, but raised some eyebrows while addressing the future borders of a Palestinian state, especially from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in Washington today, and had responded that the pre-1967 lines… More ▸