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Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski to travel to Israel

Friday, 27 April 2012

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. are two of only 14 mayors from across the United States selected by the Israeli government to attend the International Mayors Conference from May 4 to 11.


The two mayors were invited, and the cost of their hotel and the conference itself will be paid for by the Israeli government.


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Domestic upheaval, for a change

Wednesday, 04 January 2012

Published in Washington Jewish Week


Israel surely needs another crisis like a hole in the head. The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently said Iran was on pace to achieve nuclear weapons capacity within one year. The vital Egypt-Israel peace treaty is being monitored closely to see what Egypt's new Islamic rulers mean when they talk about a "reassessment" of the relationship.


On its northern border, Israel watches Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad hang on to his dictatorship by murdering thousands of his own citizens. And intelligence experts worry that the biggest problem may lie next door, where Lebanon's de facto rulers, the Iranian terror-client Hezbollah, may be the beneficiary of an Assad handoff of chemical weapons that would make its 60,000 missiles massed at the border an even greater threat to Israel.


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When the Jews went to North Korea

Thursday, 29 December 2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) – When a delegation from the American Council for World Jewry went to North Korea, its agenda was typical of visits by Jewish organizations to developing nations: promote outreach to Israel, offer to broker assistance and training, gently raise problematic defense relations with Israel’s enemies.



Pyongyang’s agenda was much simpler but just as timeworn: Get to know these powerful Jews.


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