In the introduction to her book, The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York, Jewish food researcher and historian Claudia Roden writes: Every cuisine tells a story, and she goes on to say later that the same is true for every pot, and plate. In her riveting book, which was published in the UK in 1996, she told the story of the Jewish kitchen as none before her had done.

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Claudia Roden: Israeli chefs mix innovation and tradition

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The repercussions of a resolution that ends the Israeli occupation would have a resounding effect on Palestinians.

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Palestinians sceptical of UN statehood vote

Foreign Policy Roundtable, a salon founded by veteran political adviser Donna Bojarsky, has long been a touchstone for Hollywood activists looking for a sophisticated first-hand education on global issues.

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Political Adviser's Salon Draws Hollywood Execs, Israeli Journalist Ari Shavit

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Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up

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JERUSALEM (Channel 2 Israel/CNN) – A Palestinian man has been detained after a suspected acid attack on a Jewish family near a Jerusalem checkpoint, the Israeli military said Friday, amid escalating tensions in the region. The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that a vehicle carrying a father and four girls had stopped to pick up an Israeli hitchhiker at the Al-Hader Junction, near Tunnel Checkpoint. “Upon identifying the vehicle, a Palestinian man adjacent to the hitchhiker attacked both the passengers and the hitchhiker with acid, wounding them lightly to moderately,” it said

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Palestinian pours acid on Israeli family

In 1949, the publication of a short novel Khirbet Khizeh, about the forceful [sic] evacuation of a Palestinian village by Israeli soldiers, created a stir in the newly established state of Israel. Now, 65 years later, the controversial Hebrew classic by S

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The Most Controversial Novel In Israeli History Finally Hits U.S. Shelves

Written on December 13th, 2014 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , , ,

STATE DEPARTMENT Sunday’s talks in Rome between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take place during a critical time in the Middle East. Kerry, speaking with reporters Friday during a visit to Colombia, said the United States was seeking to avoid a year-end showdown at the United Nations over proposals for Palestinian statehood

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Tensions High Ahead of Kerry-Netanyahu Talks

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Israeli settlements squeezing Palestinian tourism, officials say

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Shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

Last July in Tel Avivs Habima Square, a peace demonstration against the Israeli military operation in Gaza was disrupted by counter-protesters, who assaulted the gathering while chanting Death to the Arabs.

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Israeli hip-hop, a political tool for a divided country