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To truly understand Israel, understand its long, long history. Fortunately, there are many fascinating ways to do that.

The officers, including several from foreign militaries, are visiting the United States as part of their studies at Israel's National Defense College.


JUF News’ Israel correspondent Hillel Kuttler made visits in April to two places along Israel’s border. This month’s report is from the northern border town of Metulla. 


Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States, praised the administration's recent decisions to pull out of the Iran Deal and move the embassy to Jerusalem at a Jewish Community Relations Council meeting on June 6. 


As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary of independence, Halevi’s latest work is something of a watershed in Israeli-Palestinian discourse.

What matters more than anything is that Jewish and pro-Israel students can be proud of their identities on campus. We must continue shaping our campus community toward the one we envision.


On April 10 and 11, seven of the 120 Members of the Knesset (MKs) visited Chicago. Their trip was co-sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Agency for Israel, an overseas arm of JUF.  

These grants fund projects of the Progressive (Reform) and Masorti (Conservative) movements, which received $100,000 each—plus another $100,000 for Modern Orthodox, non-denominational and Jewish Renewal programs that promote religious pluralism.


Zionism is misunderstood, and it's time to clear things up.  


The Jews of Chicago did not sit idly by in 1948. They were determined to help when Israel's independence opened the floodgates to displaced and dispossessed Jews who had lost everything.  

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