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100 years after Sykes- Picot pact, Mideast still in chaos

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Israel, at the moment, is suffering a crisis, a sharp division between the people, the majority of whom are Sephardic or Oriental, and the right wing government, which is mostly Ashkenazic. The country is in turmoil over the execution of a wounded would-be terrorist, lying helpless on the […]

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Retire at 102? Not a chance!

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By Lisa Herndon NEW YORK — At 102, J. Zel Lurie “39 is likely the Columbia Journalism School”s longest-working journalist. Lurie, who lives in Delray Beach, Florida, suffers from macular degeneration and can no longer read, but it has never occurred to him to end a writing career that started decades ago. Only now, he […]

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SDJW thanks its November writers

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World thanks and would like to acknowledge those writers whose works appeared on this news publication during the month of November.  They were: David Amos Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Jeremy Ben-Ami Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Dane Chapin Tamara Isaacs Ciocci Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Steve Diamond Joe […]

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Settlement freeze must be first step toward peace

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By J. Zel Lurie DEL RAY BEACH, Florida — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spent a couple of days in Washington, spewing half-truths about the settlements and claiming his devotion to a two-state solution despite what he tells Israelis. In Israel he says that there will not be a Palestinian state in his lifetime and […]

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SDJW thanks its October 2015 writers

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose works appeared on our daily news website during the month of October.  They were: Yael Aires Laurie Baron Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Morris Casuto Ben Cohen Richard L. Cravatts Toby Klein Greenwald Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Steve […]

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Votes, not knives, answer to Jerusalem Arabs’ problems

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — The quarter million Palestinians in the current boundaries of East  Jerusalem cannot vote in the national elections, because they are not  the citizens of the state of Israel. They are permanent residents of Jerusalem who have the right to vote in the Jerusalem municipal elections. The majority […]

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Arab- Jewish school in Jerusalem combats violence

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — There are 7 bilingual Jewish Arab schools in Israel, all of them with  an almost equal number of Jewish and Arab students, and all of them under the aegis of the Ministry of Education.  Five of them are run by  Hand in Hand, one by the residents of […]

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SDJW salutes its September 2015 writers

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – During the month of August, San Diego Jewish World was privileged to publish works by the following writers and photographers.   We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and to publicly express our appreciation. To access works by these contributors on San Diego Jewish World, type or copy their name into the […]

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The problems of U.S., Israeli politics

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — It may seem foolish to criticize Israeli democracy at a time when the Speaker of the American House of Representatives has to resign his post in order to prevent Republican hardliners from closing down the government. Our forefathers of over 200 years ago devised a Constitution in […]

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Israel, P.A. farther apart than ever

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Enough hot air has been expelled in the last few months, mostly by Republicans, to fill several dozen hot air balloons.   As I wrote in my last column, the nuclear agreement with Iran, painfully and carefully negotiated, was a done deal the moment it was signed by […]

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SDJW thanks its July 2015 contributors

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – During the month of July, San Diego Jewish World was privileged to publish works by the following writers and photographers.   We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and publicly express our appreciation. To access works by these contributors on San Diego Jewish World, type or copy their name […]

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No matter what GOP says, Iran N-accord is a done deal

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — The agreement reached by Iran and six world powers, most of whom have stockpiles of nuclear bombs, which will prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club for at least ten years,  is a done deal. The Republican dominated Congress will fulminate in end-of-the-world language for 60 days, but there is […]

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SDJW thanks June, early July contributors

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose bylines and photo credit lines appeared during the month of June and the first few days of July on its website.  They included: David Amos Stephen Hazan Arnoff Laurie Baron David Bedein Edwin Black Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Donald […]

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Peace- seekers: Reject BDS, seek end of occupation

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida —  This column is being written on June the 7th, the 48th anniversary of the beginning of the Six Day War which resulted in the occupation of the West Bank in Gaza. June the 7th was a day I will never forget. I was never so scared from […]

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