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Knesset To Hold Historic Gathering at Auschwitz-Birkenau

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On January 27, 2014, the largest ever delegation of Knesset members will convene overseas, on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating antisemitism and preservation of death camps. The symbolism could not be any more striking—mere meters away from the gas...

Arnona: An Established Yet “Up-and Coming” Neighborhood

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Arnona has recently been the focus of my attention as I am involved in a new complex being developed in this charming neighborhood. The project has resonated with many of my clients due to its relatively affordable prices, high construction standards and excellent access. It is located just steps from Talpiot, within a short walk to Baka, and under three miles to the Old City—only a 10-minute bus ride from the city center.

Established in 1931, Arnona is a pretty tree-lined neighborhood located in the southeastern corner of Jerusalem, nestled between Talpiot to the west, Northern Talpiot to the north, Armon Hanatziv to the east, and Kibbutz Ramat Rachel to the south.

At 800 meters...

Startups Coming to Jerusalem Start-Up Hub

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For all intents and purposes, the Start-Up Nation has really been “The Start-Up City.”And while Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, there is no doubt that to the outside world Tel Aviv is the center of industry.

But in the bold move to bring the entrepreneurial spirit to the home-base of spirituality, Levy Raiz, a young Oleh, is pushing for change, and he wants to help foster an emerging start-up community within Jerusalem. To this end, Raiz recently opened the doors of the Jerusalem Start-Up Hub, which serves as a start-up incubator helping to give fledgling businesses the tools and exposure they need to expand within Jerusalem. Raiz is currently working with 10 start-ups and is in...

Egypt Clamps Down on Gaza Goods and Imports

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Cairo—Egyptian officials have increased their efforts to clamp down on goods flowing in and out of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The Iran-backed terror organization is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, and per The New York Times has been struggling since the Brotherhood-linked government of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi lost power last month:

Now, the dismantling of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood by the new military-backed government that ousted the Islamist president has Hamas reeling without crucial economic and diplomatic support. Over the past two weeks, a “crisis cell” of ministers has met daily.

The Egyptian army has subsequently shut down hundreds of...

Syrian Civil War Refugees In Jordan Need More Jewish Support, Coalition Says

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(JNS.org)—Refugees in Jordan who were displaced by the Syrian civil war need more support from the Jewish community, a coalition of 16 Jewish organizations said.

The Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees in Jordan, a sub-group of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief (JCDR), has already distributed more than $200,000 to aid programs supporting Syrian civil war refugees. The aid programs provide the refugees with food, water, shelter, medical care, clothing, and other services, according to JCDR. Dr. Georgette Bennett, president and founder of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, made a $100,000 donation towards the coalition’s Syrian refugee efforts.

“It is...

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