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Israel Losing the Current War

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Israel needs a new information agency to improve its pathetically inadequate public diplomacy efforts, insists Dr. Norman Bailey. [...] Right now, however, it is badly losing a war fought with words, not bullets, but the effect of which can be just as devastating for Israel’s future.

Kerry Says Israel May Deepen Its Isolation by Opposing Iran Nuclear Accord

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the nuclear accord he negotiated with Iran was in Israel’s interest and that the Israeli government’s decision to oppose it could further its isolation. “I fear that what could happen is if Congress were to overturn it, our friends in Israel could actually wind up being more isolated and more blamed,” Mr. Kerry said in an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Palestinian-Funded TV Channel for Israeli Arabs Challenged

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Israel closed the channel's studio in the Israeli Arab town of Nazareth within days of its June launch because it is funded by non-Israelis — the Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank. [...] Hot-button issues like gender roles and identity conflicts are raised spontaneously by guests, said Fadi Zgairy, the evening show's host.

Highland Park's Sister Cities Program Wins Top Honor

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For more than a dozen years, Highland Park residents Carol and Rick Wolfe have been practicing the kind of people-to-people diplomacy that former President Dwight Eisenhower had in mind when he launched the Sister City movement in the 1950s. [...] The foundation has won the 2015 Best Overall Program award in its size category from Sister Cities International. 

Ukraine Unveils Monuments to Recognize Jews Killed in Holocaust

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The memorial project builds on the landmark work of French Catholic priest and Georgetown University adjunct professor Patrick Desbois, whose organization, Yahad — in Unum (which translates as Together — In One), has found more than 1,600 Jewish mass graves in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Romania, Moldova and Lithuania, and interviewed over 4,000 witnesses to the Holocaust.

Israel's Netanyahu Launches Farsi Twitter Account to Reach Out to Iranians

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With Iran and world powers close to a nuclear deal, Israel's prime minister has launched a Twitter account in Farsi to reach out to the Iranian public. [...] Netanyahu's office said Monday that the Farsi account will publish content similar to Netanyahu's English and Hebrew accounts to engage directly with the Iranian people.

Israeli Caricaturists Mobilize to Fight BDS Via Facebook

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A group of Israeli caricaturists frustrated with ineffectiveness of hasbara are posting sarcastic caricatures to expose BDS supporters' hypocrisy. Israeli diplomacy has been diligently working in recent months to thwart the efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), and now the country is receiving assistance from an unlikely group: Illustrators. 

Even in Israel, Frank Sinatra Always Did It His Way

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To mark what would have been Frank Sinatra’s centennial year, Duke University Professor Shalom Goldman explores Sinatra’s deep connection to Israel. [...] Goldman sat down with The Jerusalem Post to discuss the connection between Israel and American popular culture.

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