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Palestinian stance has peace talks on uneven ground

St. Petersburg Times – Thursday September 9, 2010 Consul General Ofer Bavly As the prime minister of Israel relaunched direct talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, I was reflecting about the unique opportunity we in the Middle East face, along … Continue reading

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Israel Condemns Terrorist Attacks

August 31, 2010 Four Israelis were killed today in a brutal terrorist attack near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank. This severe attack comes one day prior to the start of the direct peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians in Washington … Continue reading

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Israeli Palestinian Collaboration – A threat to BDS?

“What is is about Israeli Palestinian collaboration that so threatens BDS?” http://ht.ly/2jJvd

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Israel is world’s 8th happiest place!

Ask any Israeli relaxing on the beach at Eilat or eating at an oceanview restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel is one of the best places in the world to live, work and play. Now a Forbes Gallup poll confirms what … Continue reading

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TLV #9 on National Geographic top 10 beaches!

9. Tel Aviv, Israel Photograph by Alessandro Grassani, EK Pictures Call it Miami Beach on the Med. Tel Aviv is the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem. In the “bubble,” as it’s known for its inhabitants’ tendency to tune out regional skirmishes, … Continue reading

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Spanish Inquisition, Part II

The consulate found this interesting, read here and tell us your thoughts. BY JAMES KIRCHICK Madrid Earlier this month Madrid celebrated its annual gay pride festival, reputed to be the largest in Europe. It featured the usual mixture of calls … Continue reading

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Israel’s blockade: Big picture puts blame right on Hamas

Sun Sentinel – Sunday June 20,2010 Consul General Ofer Bavly There is much debate in the media and among opinion-makers regarding the legality of Israel’s enforcement of a naval blockade on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. At times, we get bogged … Continue reading

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