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Israel at 73: The state of the nation

Israel, just touching base: How’s everything going with you? It’s a fair question as the Jewish state observed Yom Ha’atzmaut — its 73rd anniversary as an independent state — this week. As Israel begins to emerge from the long dark shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in the wake of yet another inconclusive political election, as tensions grow with its nemesis Iran and sparkling new peace accords take root, there is no shortage of pressing issues facing Israel at the moment. Yet those who don’t live there, including many American Jews, might be forgiven if Israel has not held the number one spot on their list of personal concerns, at least in recent months. America has undergone, and is still undergoing, its own sustained pandemic ordeal […]

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