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Hawaiin envisions 'edible landscapes'

Hawaiin envisions 'edible landscapes'

NEW YORK — Talia Abrams was struck by the irony that some of her neighbors on the Hawaiian island of Kauai could not afford to eat healthy food.

“It was crazy to hear this because we live on the ‘Garden Island’ of Hawaii,” said Abrams, 16.

So two years ago Abrams, who is home-schooled, wrote a bill as an educational assignment that would require the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources to appropriate funds to create edible landscapes in public spaces by planting fruit trees and vegetable and herb gardens for public use across the state.

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Local expert discusses returning Nazi-looted art

Local expert discusses returning Nazi-looted artUS audiences are abuzz over the film “Woman in Gold,” one Jewish woman’s victorious recovery of a famous portrait the Nazis stole from her uncle in 1938. Viewed by some as an isolated incident, the historical reality dates back to 1930s Germany when the Nazis began pilfering art from Jews unable to protest. Holocaust survivors and victims’ relatives first launched their frustrating search for stolen family masterpieces shortly after the war.
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American volunteers broke every rule to fight in 1948 war

American volunteers broke every rule to fight in 1948 warLOS ANGELES — In May, 1948, I was walking down Market Street in San Francisco when I passed a small movie theater with a marquee that announced “The Jews Fight for Their State.” For the first time, it fully hit me that the Jews — by the gentile consensus of the time, mainly cowards and draft dodgers — were actually taking on five vastly superior armies. I took the train back to Berkeley but had a hard time focusing on my studies at the University of California. With the school year n...

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No girls allowed? Not for this teen!

No girls allowed? Not for this teen!NEW YORK — Lily Greenberg Call was always passionate about the political process. As a high school freshman, she looked forward to her class on international politics and guerrilla warfare. Though most of the other students in the class were seniors or boys, Call was unfazed. But during a heated discussion, someone said, “No one cares about your opinion, Lily, you’re a girl.” Taken aback, Call, now a senior at the San Diego Jewish Academy, said, “I was shocked because that mentality...
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70-year-old Hitchcock Holocaust documentary retrieved

70-year-old Hitchcock Holocaust documentary retrievedNEW YORK — “This was a woman,” the narrator explains, as the camera pans over a figure so emaciated and burnt that it’s barely recognizable as human. It’s one of the more arresting scenes in “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” a highly unusual Holocaust documentary shot and scripted 70 years ago, and crafted with the help of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. But it almost didn’t see the light of day. The recently completed film has begun making the rounds, and h...
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Greek FM thanks Israel for concern over economic crisis

Marcy Oster Kotzias arrived in Israel hours after his country voted 61 percent to 39 percent to reject further austerity measures in order to in exchange for an economic bailout from international creditors. ... [Link]

Rivlin calls for trust between Arab, Jewish communities at Iftar meal

Marcy Oster Rivlin also addressed the uptick in attacks on Palestinians against Jewish targets since the start of Ramadan. ... [Link]

Israel coordinates transfer of lion cubs from Gaza

Marcy Oster The cubs, Max and Mona, were transferred to Israel from Gaza through the Erez crossing and then taken to a sanctuary near Amman. ... [Link]

Near site of landmark march, Philadelphia museum celebrates Jewish role in promoting gay rights

Ben Harris The National Museum of American Jewish History has mounted an exhibition focusing on three Jews instrumental in the American gay rights movement. ... [Link]

Kerry: Iran talks ‘could go either way’

Marcy Oster Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, campaigning in New Hampshire, warns that even with a deal, “Iran’s aggressiveness will not end.” ... [Link]

‘A Borrowed Identity’ depicts divided hearts in a land divided

Lisa Keys Based on the autobiographical novel of the noted writer Sayed Kashua, the film explores an Arab-Israeli relationship of a very personal kind. ... [Link]

Dome of the Rock tops CNN list of structures on verge of extinction

Marcy Oster Preservation plans have been derailed due to hardened relations between Israel and UNESCO, according to CNN. ... [Link]

Arson seen as cause of Jerusalem forest fires

Marcy Oster Firebombs hurled from a nearby Palestinian village are believed to have started the blazes, which have destroyed nearly 250 acres of trees. ... [Link]

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