The Jewish Dead of Arlington Cemetery

Continuing a project begun by the late retired audio mechanic Kenneth Poch, researchers have identified 5,525 graves in Arlington National Cemetery belonging to Jews—ranging from the Confederate veteran and celebrated sculptor Moses Jacob Ezekiel (who carved a memorial on the cemetery grounds) to the astronaut Judith Resnick who died aboard the Challenger. It is also the resting place of the eccentric British soldier Orde Wingate, a Christian Zionist who trained the embryonic Haganah. Matt Lebovic writes:

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More about: American Jewish History, Hadassah, Jews in the military, Orde Wingate, U.S. military

How Israel Can Readjust Its Diplomacy for a Changing Europe

In recent years, Jerusalem has developed good relations with a group of Central European countries that have proved far more sympathetic than those of the West, and whose governments have sometimes stopped the European Union from issuing anti-Israel statements. But Europe, both East and West, is now in a state of political flux, and this approach may soon be obsolete. Emmanuel Navon proposes a new direction for Jewish state that capitalizes on its economic ties with Western Europe. Take, for instance, post-Angela Merkel Germany:

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Read more at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

More about: Emmanuel Macron, Europe and Israel, European Union, Germany, Israel diplomacy