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Braun’s back, Kinsler’s in Detroit and other Jewish Major Leaguers

BALTIMORE (JTA) – In the biblical tradition of lingering in the desert en route to the Promised Land, Major League Baseball teams are packing up and embarking on their exodus from Arizona (and Florida) spring training sites to begin the new season. Nine Jewish players are likely to make the journey, led by Moses and Aaron — er, Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun. A Jewish perennial, Kevin Youkilis, late of the New York Yankees, signed with Japan’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for this season. And veteran pitcher Jason Marquis, a free agent who won nine games last season with the San Diego Padres, was still looking for a team.

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Myths and Facts

Myth and Fact: Should East Jerusalem be part of a Palestinian state?

by Mitchell G. Bard

Before 1865, the entire population of Jerusalem lived behind the Old City walls (what today would be considered part of the eastern part of the city).

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Address to the Knesset by Shimon Peres on Assuming the Office of President of Israel

I stand here today moved and appreciative of the trust you have placed in me on behalf of our people. Your trust is of value to me, it places a great duty on me, one which I, as President of the State, will carry with reverence and a deep feeling of mission. click here for more

UJC's Shai from Jerusalem: Livni on the Election Trail

by Nachman Shai

Nine days before the end of the period she had been allotted to form a new government, Tzipi Livni notified President Shimon Peres that she had not succeeded in this task and it was time to hold new elections.

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Internet Resources on Israel

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