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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Israel/World

Program To Assist Needy Holocaust Survivors Battling Cancer

The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding destitute Holocaust survivors, is announcing the implementation of the Siggi B. Wilzig “Fighting Cancer Together” Program to provide Holocaust survivors suffering from cancer with assistance through four main avenues: co-pays, transportation, nutrition, and support group services. The program was

Lockheed to Build Technology Hub in Israel

(UPI)--Lockheed Martin plans to set up a technology development center in Israel. “The intention is to establish a local branch of Lockheed Martin in Israel in the field of information systems,” said Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for Global Solutions, Robert Eastman. Israel’s military intelligence is currently fast-tracking its cyber warfare

Syria Is Jihad Central: 6,000 Terrorists Flood New Al-Qaeda Training Ground

(Washington Times)—Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and are coming mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia,

Israel Casts Its Eye On Violent Sinai Region

Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the Sinai Peninsula, the former director of Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel

Likud, Shas Members Visit Ramallah

RAMALLAH—Ynet reports that dozens of members of the Likud and Shas parties visited Ramallah to meet with senior Palestinian officials in an event organized by the Geneva Initiative. The Israelis were greeted by the Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Yasser Abd Rabbo, and Fatah officials Nabil Shaath and Muhammed Madani. Shaath opened the meeting by

Survey: Most Israelis, Palestinians Support Two-State Solution

The Times of Israel—The majority of Israelis and Palestinians support a two-state solution, according to a new survey released by the Hebrew University’s Truman Institute and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. On both sides, however, respondents are pessimistic over the prospects of “an independent Palestine” being formed in the

Camp Shalom Bus Crash Sends Campers to Hospital

Old Tappan—A bus crash injured six Camp Shalom campers on June 8 after the bus rear-ended a pick-up truck in Old Tappan. The campers, on their way home to Bergenfield and Teaneck, went to Hackensack University Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with mild injuries.

The driver of the pick-up went with two of the six injured campers to

NORPAC Hosts Senate Candidate Rep. Frank Pallone

Englewood—NORPAC President Dr. Ben Chouake recently hosted an event for Representative Frank Pallone. Pallone, whose congressional district includes large Jewish populations in both Highland Park and Edison, is running in the special primary election announced to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Congressman Pallone has been a

Al Jazeera Exodus: 22 Reporters Quit in Protest of Bias

(Combined Services)

Qatar—Gulf News reports an Exodus of 22 reporters at Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab broadcaster, once highly vaunted for its objectivity. The cause of the walkout? Pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias in reporting from Egypt. They were ordered to skew their stories in favor of Morsi and his colleagues, over the military-backed

Young Israel of Fort Lee Invites the Community to a Tu B’Av Lunch and Learn

Fort Lee—The Young Israel of Fort Lee invites the community to participate in its eighth Adult Study Institute event scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th at 12 noon, in their newly completed shul at1610 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ  with the entrance on Old Palisade Road, diagonally opposite Monument Park. The topic will be Tu B’Av, A Most Festive Day on the

Powerlifting Prodigies from Fair Lawn - The Kutins

Naomi and Ari Kutin, aged 11 and 10 respectively, are two-well rounded and well-mannered children from Fair Lawn. They are diligent workers, and both of them are “A” students in honor tracks. However, this brother-sister tandem is distinctively unique. Naomi and Ari are already accomplished athletes, but not in the typical, popular yeshiva sports that I

Moonrakers Off To A Strong Start

Bergen County natives: Yosef Isaacs, Shai Gerson, Jonathan Gellis, and Kenny Schiff contributed 9 hits 4 runs and 3 RBI’s as The Moonlight Moonrakers coasted to a 13-4 victory over Fallsview on June 30th. The Moonrakers jumped out to early lead by scoring 6 runs in the first inning. Fallsview drew within 8-4, but the Moonrakers added 4 more runs