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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Israel/World

Streisand Takes on Equal Rights in Israel

(Arutz 7)—While she was in Israel to celebrate Shimon Peres’ birthday by performing in two concerts, Academy and Grammy Award winner, Barbra Streisand, long an activist and philantropist to Israeli causes, particularly Hebrew University (which just gave her an honorary doctorate), expressed her disappointment in a speech at the university about the discriminatory

Gaza Kids Play ‘Kidnap Israeli Soldier’ in Summer Camp

Gaza Kids Play ‘Kidnap Israeli Soldier’ in Summer Camp

(Ynet News)—In a somewhat unorthodox summer camp in the Gaza Strip, children aged between 6 and 16 picked up AK-47s and engaged in a series of quasi-military drills, including a lively game of “kidnap an Israeli soldier” in the sand dunes of Rafah.  An AFP correspondent listed some of

Miss Israel Visits Solomon Schechter Day School: On US Trip to Raise Funds for Netanya Community Center

The eyes of 100 hundred sixth and seventh grade middle school students were glued on Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013, as she walked into the assembly hall at the Solomon Schechter Day School (SSDS) in New Milford on Friday, June 14th. With her regal bearing and stunning blue dress, she looked every inch a queen. And at 6’2”, that’s a lot of

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Israel Summer Programs

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Israel Summer Programs

(JNS.org)--The ADL)has expressed concern over “summer camps” and “summer institutes” being organized by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)—groups ADL said have “established records of stoking anti-Israel

Pro-Israel Irish Christians To Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister: Reject Israel Boycott

Pro-Israel Irish Christians To Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister: Reject Israel Boycott

(JNS.org) Irish Christian Friends of Israel (ICFI) called on Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s minister for foreign affairs and trade, to reject a push to label West Bank goods as “settler” products at the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting of June 14.

Lapid Threatens to Bring Down the Govt on Haredi Army Issue

Jerusalem—According to reports in JTA, Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid threatened to bring down the Israeli government if a bill requiring the enlistment of haredi Orthodox men does not include imprisonment for avoiding conscription. Lapid, made the threat during a party meeting following marathon talks of the Peri Committee, also known as the

Design Museum Holon Showcases Ron Arad

Israel’s Design Museum Holon will unveil a new exhibition showcasing the works of Israel-born architect Ron Arad, designer of New York’s epic 9/11 memorial. The new exhibition, entitled “In Reverse,” opens June 19 and will showcase videos depicting the creative process of Ron Arad and feature a collection of specially created design pieces, as well as dozens of

Kosher Soup Kitchens Expand Worldwide as Jewish Poverty Soars

Jerusalem—There was a time when the kosher soup kitchen was considered a relic of the past, a throwback to the poverty-stricken shtetl of Eastern Europe. But in recent years, Jewish communities worldwide discovered that Jews were not immune to hunger. This finding has given rise to a growing number of kosher soup kitchens in Jewish communities all over the

Hezbollah Unmasked

The Saudi GazetteRecently the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) consisting of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar. Oman and the United Arab Emirates branded Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The Saudi media are now piling on. The recent attacks on Hezbollah include that:

It is entirely preoccupied with its own agenda that does not include the

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Campaign to Repeal Bergen County Blue Laws Gains Momentum Amidst Mixed Reaction

Bergen County—Westwood resident Rosemary Shashoua started a campaign earlier this year to repeal the Blue Laws in Bergen County and many Sabbath-observing residents are behind her.

“I came from South Africa where stores are open seven days a week and

Claims Conference Launches Internal Probe Of Bungled Warning

NEW YORK (Combined services) — As a result of headlines generated by articles in The Jerusalem Post written by Isi Liebler, Isi Liebler, a close supporter of close supporter of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu,  and an anonymous letter entered into evidence at the fraud trial of former Claims Conference employees, as well as a statement from The American

Dedication Ceremony at THS’s Historic Holocaust Resource Center

Teaneck—As Vice President of the Israel Club at Teaneck High School (THS), Arianna Cannonier has heard inspiring stories about the Holocaust from survivors and their families. Now completing her junior year at THS, she has remained dedicated to the club’s ongoing Holocaust remembrance project since she was a freshman. Activities range from encouraging