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A Silent Night in Berlin

December 21, 2016

Jerusalem Post front page story, December 21, 2016 BERLIN - At the entrance to the family-friendly Christmas market in the neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, the difference in vibe between tonight and previous nights could already be felt the minute one walked through the brick corridor leading into the large courtyard. A sign at the entrance offered condolences to the victims and stated that the market would go on, in consultation with police, but tonight without music, to honor those who died in the car ramming attack the night before, on December 19.

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Dies ist Dschihad (Cicero Magazine)

December 20, 2016

Cicero Magazine, December 28, 2016 This article was published in the conservative magazine, Cicero, in German translation. The English version has published in the Jewish Journal (due to changes in the Jewish Journal site, it has also been pasted below.) Im Sommer 1999 verließ ich meine Heimatstadt Los Angeles, um nach Israel zu ziehen, voller Optimismu

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European Christian Groups Shine Light on Israeli Counter-Terrorism Expertise

December 16, 2016

The Algemeiner/JNS, Dec. 13, 2016 On December 8, in the heart of the European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels, pro-Israel Christian organizations sought to convey practical advice from Israel to help Europe deal with its terror crisis. Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Yehiel “Hilik” Bar (Labor) and Shuli Davidovich, deputy chief of the Israeli Mission to the EU and NATO, joined EU officials at a conference titled “Terrorism and Security: What the EU Can Learn from Israel.” Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Bas Belder said he learned this lesson fr

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Santa Monica artist part of ‘Golem’ revival in Berlin

December 16, 2016

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, Nov. 30, 2016 Urban legend has it that a golem lived in the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin during the Nazi era, protecting the Jewish landmark from destruction while Jews successfully hid among its tombstones. Now the golem has returned to Berlin, this time for more auspicious purposes — as part of a celebration and examination of this Jewish mythical creature, traditionally made out of inanimate matter and brought to life through mystical Hebrew incantations and rituals. The legend of Weissensee forms one room of the expansive, multimedia

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Start-up Berlin

November 17, 2016

Jerusalem Post, Metro Cover Story, November 17, 2016 For the PDF print version, click here To read online, click here (full access to Jpost subscribers) BERLIN - The Mindspace open kitchen, well-stocked with jars of colorful teas, a fancy coffeemaker and microwave, looks just like the one at Mindspace Tel Aviv. Even the array of mugs has the same motivational messages. The major differences in appearance

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Team Trump Pulls Tense Jerusalem All-nighter

November 11, 2016

Jewish Journal, November 11, 2016 An hour before the initial election results came in, attorney Marc Zell, co-chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel, took out a chart of American states and crunched numbers. He predicted Donald Trump would take Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and South Carolina — that’s 44 electoral votes. “If Georgia is too close to call, that’s a bad sign,” he said. He entered the main hall of the iconic Mike’s Place on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem at about 1 a.m. local time (3 p.m. PST) to optimistic greeters. He was carrying a box of

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