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(RNS) — The difference between U.S. outlets and Israeli ones is a matter of hope.
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Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service