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Some Business leaders see peace boost if Netanyahu loses Israeli election

 An upset victory by Israel’s centre-left opposition in Tuesday’s election could be a welcome change for a business and corporate sector eager for the “peace dividend” that might come with a government willing to talk with the Palestinians. Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party is traditionally viewed as more pro-business, leading industrialists say […] Continue reading →

Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

 Ukraine and Russian-backed rebel fought fiercely for control of a strategic railway junction on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. A ceasefire is due to come into effect from Sunday under the agreement, which also envisages a withdrawal of the heavy weaponry responsible for many of the more than 5,000 […] Continue reading →

Dr. Ben Carson: A Lesson in Optimism from Israel

 Like many other Americans, I have always had a desire to travel to Israel and visit firsthand the many historical sites of spiritual significance. I was recently afforded the opportunity to fulfill that desire and was not disappointed. In addition to being greatly inspired, I spoke with numerous Israeli citizens from a variety of backgrounds. […] Continue reading →

Can a ‘Jewish State’ Be a Democracy?

 In our neighborhood in south Jerusalem, a pickup truck driven by an Arab man comes around once or twice a week, a loudspeaker mounted on top blaring a recording, “Alte Sachen.” He collects old appliances and clothing that people are giving away, employing the Yiddish phrase that European Jewish peddlers used when they came to […] Continue reading →