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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Israel/World

Palestinians And Israelis Cannot Afford to be Cynical About Peace

There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The personalities and the politics involved do not immediately inspire confidence. But I choose not to be negative, partly because it is easy to sit on the sidelines and take potshots. Because peace is so essential to the lives and futures

Is it Gender Discrimination or Gender Separation?

It read like a scene from a bad novel. For Americans of a certain generation, it recalled the heroic struggle initiated by Rosa Parks when she refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. But it was ugly—very ugly.

Last week, some hooligans, parading as ultra-pious Jews, turned violent in Beit Shemesh, when a woman refused to move to the

Forced to the Table After Five Years

Times of Israel—Athis weekly cabinet meeting Sunday morning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed terms regarding the newly announced talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

“These will not be easy negotiations, but we will enter into them with integrity, sincerity and the hope that this process will be conducted responsibly,

In It To Win It, Rep. Holt Opens HQ in Teaneck

Teaneck—Last Sunday at 4 p.m. on a blisteringly hot day, Congressman Rush Holt and his staff came to open his new Bergen/Passaic headquarters on Cedar Lane in Teaneck. Approximately 75 people came from far and near to meet the congressman, who has a well-established progressive record, and who is no slouch in the intellect department. He’s a five-time

Local Kids Leading & Setting Records at Camp Mesorah Olympics

On July 2nd and 3rd Guilford, NY was the proud host of the inaugural Mesorah Opympic games. In the Mesorah Olympics, the campers were chosen to represent the following countries: Argentina, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Ireland. Make no mistake, this is not color war. It is a purely athletic competition consisting of marathons and head-to-head competition. The

.Kosher—What’s in a Domain Name?

In a move allegedly designed to gain control of the digital kosher supervision service industry, Kosher Marketing Assets, a unit of OK Kosher Certification, a Brooklyn, New York-based firm, is attempting to corner the kosher Internet market by purchasing the rights to the newly created generic top-level domain name (gTLD) “dot-kosher.” While denying that it seeks

When Secrecy Fails: The European Courts, Iran and the Bomb

(From Combined Services)

For years now, the U.S. and its European counterparts have been placing sanctions on those who help foster, through finance and technology, the Iranian nuclear development program. Whether by freezing assets, banning companies from doing business with Iran, or going after the wheelers and dealers of international trade, the result has

Holocaust Survivors Reject Welfare Ministry Oversight

(Times of Israel)—Holocaust survivors on Monday blasted a government plan to transfer all of their financial assistance packages to the auspices of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services.

At a session of the Knesset State Control Committee, Holocaust survivor Avraham Berkowitz raged at Welfare and Social Services Minister Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid),

Holocaust Survivors Reject Welfare Ministry Oversight

(Times of Israel)—Holocaust survivors on Monday blasted a government plan to transfer all of their financial assistance packages to the auspices of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services.

At a session of the Knesset State Control Committee, Holocaust survivor Avraham Berkowitz raged at Welfare and Social Services Minister Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid),

As Hillel Names Fingerhut New CEO, How Open Should Hillel’s Tent Be?

For 90 years, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has provided what many call a “tent” welcoming students of every Jewish background and denomination on campus. But as Hillel named its next president and CEO, questions persist over how open that tent should be when it comes to opinions about Israel.

Hillel was created in 1923 at the

Reform, Conservative Leaders Visit Pollard In Prison, Call for His Release

(Combined Services)

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, long an advocate for Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel, arranged for Union for Reform Judaism president Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center director Rabbi David Saperstein, Rabbinical Assembly executive vice president Rabbi Julie Schonfeld and Rabbinical

PA Official: EU Judea and Samaria Guidelines Harm Palestinians, Too

(Israel Hayom)—A senior Palestinian Authority official confirmed to Israel Hayom that many in Ramallah were dissatisfied with the European Union’s decision to withhold economic grants and incentives to Israeli companies situated in Judea and Samaria.

“For our part, we approached a number of [European] Union officials, in the