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The hurricane they almost named “Israel’”

This image shows Tropical Storm Ivo in the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 12, 2001. The storm never reached hurricane status, but did make political waves when it was nearly named "Israel." (NASA)

While Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on East Coast Jewish communities, another storm 11 years ago made serious political waves in the Jewish world. It’s not unusual for Jewish organizations to clash with United Nations agencies over issues related to Israel. But in 2001, Jewish groups’ concern for Israel drew… Read more »