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  • Bush’s Arab World Tour is Significant for Israel

    With its focus on strengthening the moderate Arab coalition against Iran, President Bush’s tour of the Persian Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia and Egypt could prove extremely significant for Israel. From an Israeli perspective, the three key elements were isolating Iran, coaxing moderate Arab countries into moving toward normalization with Israel and getting oil-rich Arab states… More ▸

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    More than 1,000 people participated in the Argentina Jewish center’s third annual solidarity marathon to alleviate poverty. The AMIA Jewish central institution and the United Nations Program for Development sponsored the run in Buenos Aires Sunday as part of the International Day for Poverty Eradication. Each runner paid $6 to participate. There was no final… More ▸

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    A Bahraini who ran in an Israeli marathon lost his citizenship. The Gulf state revoked the citizenship of Kenyan-born Mushir Salem Jawwar after he won last week’s Tiberias Marathon. More ▸

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    A 33-year-old Jewish woman from California became the first American to win the London Marathon. Deena Kastor’s time of 2:19:35 on Sunday was nearly two minutes better than her closest competitor’s. Kastor was favored to win the women’s race after her victory in the Chicago marathon last year and second place finish in the Berlin… More ▸

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    Israelis, Palestinians and Italians ran a “Peace Marathon” in memory of Pope John Paul II. Thursday’s race began in Bethlehem and ended in Jerusalem’s Old City, the route taken by many Christian pilgrims to Israel. Vatican officials were there because the race, now in its second year, was dedicated to the late pontiff. More ▸

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    A Jewish man won the first marathon held in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Mike Baskin finished Sunday’s run in 3 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds. Baskin, who has been in Afghanistan since April, is a regular attendee at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, Calif., his father Alan told JTA. More ▸

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    A Conservative rabbi is running a marathon to honor the movement’s first ordination of a female rabbi. Lisa Gelber, associate dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary, will run in the Nike 26.2: A Marathon for Women to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More ▸

  • For Israeli Father-daughter Team, New York Marathon is a Family Affair

    For Daniel and Ornit Morgenstern, this year’s New York City Marathon was a family thing. Not only did the father and daughter both run the race, but they did so on the 10th Jewish anniversary of the death of Daniel Morgenstern’s wife, Leora. “We were running in her memory,” he said. His daughter agreed. “If… More ▸