Pristina—Kosovo’s deputy foreign minister, Petrit Selimi, recently urged American Jewish groups to get Israel to recognize the 5-year-old country Kosovo—a former province of Yugoslavia and victim of the war that raged for ten years. It is where Slobodan Milosevic triggered the genocide that raced through the Balkans until it was stopped by NATO
Elite Syrian Unit Scatters Chemical Arms Stockpile
The Wall Street Journal reports that Syria's elite Unit 450, a branch of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center that manages the regime's overall chemicals weapons program, has been moving poison gases and munitions to as many as 50 sites for almost a year, to make them harder for the U.S.
Teheran—Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Al-Monitor reports that while Saudi Arabia and Qatar regionally compete and disagree about the fate of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s worst enemy—Saudi Arabia and Qatar joined forces against Iran and in support of the Syrian rebels, largely composed of Muslim
Jerusalem—Nefesh B’Nefesh is inviting the public to submit nominations for its newly launched Bonei Zion Prize (www.boneizion.org.il). The awards aim to formally recognize outstanding Anglo olim—veteran and recent—who encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way towards developing the State of Israel. A prestigious
Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal a leader of the large “Anglo” population in Beit Shemesh prominent has joined the TOV party as a candidate for city council. Leventhal, 45 years old, is a Baltimore native and settled in Beit Shemesh eight years ago with his wife and six children. Leventhal quickly became a well-known public figure as Executive Director of Lema’an
Jerusalem Will Reinforce Its
Red Line on Munitions,
Hezbollah Threats Continue
(TIP)--Israeli officials say Jerusalem will enforce its long-established "red line" against any Syrian efforts to transfer advanced weapons, including portions of Damascus's chemical weapons arsenal, to Bashar al-Assad regime's Hezbollah allies.
Maaloula—Fifty-six kilometers from Damascus, high in the mountains, is the oldest Christian community in the world, where many residents still speak Aramaic. In the past years, Christian pilgrims from around the world came to explored its ancient sites and listened to the Christian liturgy preached in Aramaic in its churches. The village also played an
TEHRAN—Agence France Presse reports that Iran’s foreign minister has posted to Facebook to say Tehran condemns the World War II Nazi massacre of the Jews, a definite rebuke to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ‘We condemn the massacre of Jews by the Nazis, and we condemn the massacre of Palestinians by the Zionists,’ Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on
Yashar La Chayal volunteers in Israel packed over 1100 food packages for needy Israel Defense Forces soldiers and their families prior to Rosh Hashanah. This Yashar La Chayal project is dedicated to the memory of Ari and Sari Horowitz, victims of a tragic auto accident in East Brunswick just one year ago, and is funded by the Ari & Sari Horowitz Memorial
Teaneck—Local councilmember Yitz Stern introduced Governor Chris Christie to locals on a recent campaign visit to Teaneck. Stern is campaigning locally on Christie’s behalf and also works on two state groups concerning Holocaust education and Israel; he was appointed to both committees by the governor.
“I try to follow the Christie model,”
Teaneck, New Jersey- Areyvut’s Annual Erev Yom Kippur Chesed Program was held on September 13th in conjunction with the Teaneck Jewish Center. Children were given the opportunity to create chesed projects for those most in need. Projects included: writing letters to Israeli soldiers for Friends of the IDF, coloring challah covers,creating bookmarks for
Englewood—The Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities (J-ADD), a non-profit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to helping all individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, will hold its Annual Walkathon on Sunday, October 6, 2013 , 9:00 a. m. (rain or shine) at the Englewood Boat Basin recreational area in Englewood, NJ.