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101-year-old writes a love story

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Dear Friends and Family, I have been a reporter since 1934, but this is my first attempt at fiction. Actually, 90% of it is true based on my life and others that I have known. Love Conquers All: A short, short story by J. Zel Lurie Her name was […]

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Bibi’s new coalition will undo religious reforms

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida –Pundits, columnists and political science professors have commented on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new 61 to 59 new coalition government and have wondered how long it can last. If some member goes abroad or gets sick, the government can fall. Whether the government lasts for a few months […]

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Youngest MK electrifies J Street conference

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida –“We simply did not give the Israelis a clear enough picture of what dreams we have for a better future. That is why we lost the election,” said Stav Shaffir, a pretty redhead who, at 29, is the youngest member of the Knesset and is number 3 on […]

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What Bibi’s opponents in U.S, Israel say

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — As advertised, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to the joint session of Congress was a Republican show conceived by Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer with the avid cooperation of Speaker John Boehner. For Bibi, it was a powerful campaign speech for the Israeli elections on March 17th. He is lagging […]

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Netanyanu should postpone his speech on Iran

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gotten himself in a deep hole. He and his ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, had arranged with Speaker of the House, John Boehner, for him to address both Houses of Congress early in March. Twice before, prime ministers of Israel had the […]

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Prediction: Isaac Herzog is next P.M. of Israel

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Prime Minister Binyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu knows that he can’t win the election on March 17th.  The arithmetic is against him from the left and the right.  The new Arab party, which unites Islamists, Nationalists, Communists and just plain Arab citizens who will vote for the first time, will deliver […]

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New elections a new chance for Mideast peace

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida (Press Release) — This column is being written on Dec 4th, my 101st birthday. There will not be a big party tonight like the one that marked my first century. Only five members of my family will be there but a couple of hundred residents of Harbors Edge will […]

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One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine. The Jews and Terror. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic games in 1972. The Palestinians called them martyrs. Other Arabs […]

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Calling Elie Wiesel onto the carpet

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Elie Wiesel asks “Why?” In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was […]

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Making sense of Mid East’s many forces

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — The Jihadists come in all shapes and colors, but there are various well-defined divisions. The first is Al-Qaeda, the perpetrators of 9/11. Their enemy is the modern countries of the West, headed by the United States. They destroyed the World Trade Center 13 years ago and killed many […]

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Which side won the Israel- Hamas war?

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida –“Hamas was seriously beaten,” Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu told a group of skeptical reporters and columnists at a news conference, on the day after an open-ended ceasefire was declared. The IDF put figures on the “severe beating”. 603 Hamas soldiers, commonly called gunmen by the media and […]

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Gaza War has hurt both sides; peace will help them

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Forty-four years ago, an official of the Israel Government Press Office took me on a tour of the West Bank, which had been named by the Jordanians to contrast it  to Jordan, the East Bank, a few years before the Jordanians were kicked out of the West […]

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When did Bibi know about 3 teens’ murders?

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By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida –Many weeks ago, J.J. Goldberg published a column in the Forward which accused Bibi Netanyahu of allowing the public to pray and agitate for 18 days for the return of the kidnapped boys while he knew that the boys had been murdered. According to Goldberg, the Israeli and […]

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Creating Iraq, not 3 countries, was a mistake

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By J Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — There were 39 English men, diplomats, army officers and Middle East experts, — and one English woman — sitting in Cairo in March 1921. They had been convened by Winston Churchill who had taken over the colonial office not long before. The former Turkish Provinces of Mossul, […]

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