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Monday, July 9, 2012 by Jonathan Neumann | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

One year ago today, South Sudan declared independence.  An elated Israel officially recognized the new state the next day.  In the year since, many optimistic hopes for the Middle East and North Africa have been dashed; but in the case of South Sudan, Israel’s optimism was justified. 
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