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Bibi to Russian DM: Israel Won't Permit Iranian Military Bases in Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu in a meeting on Tuesday that Israel will not allow the establishment of Iranian military bases in Syria. The meeting was also attended by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman
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According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, Tuesday's sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin meeting dealt primarily with the subNetanyahu told Russian Defense ject of Iran - both in reference to bases Minister Sergei Shoygu in a meet- in Syria as well as the nuclear deal. Neing on Tuesday that Israel will not tanyahu told Shoygu that if the terms allow the establishment of Iranian mil- of the deal are not changed, Iran will itary bases in Syria. The meeting was be in possession of nuclear weapons in also attended by Israeli Defense Min- 8-10 years. On Monday, the Russian minister, ister Avigdor Liberman. In August, Netanyahu warned Rus- on his first official visit to Israel, met sia's President Vladimir Putin that with Liberman against a backdrop of Iran was seeking to establish a per- tensions between Israel and Syria. "We are going to talk about milimanent military presence in Syria, and flagged a possible Israeli military tary-to-military technical engagement response to such moves, saying that but most and foremost we are going to LiberIsrael sees permanent Iranian military3:37talk Saperstein-JewishVoice1 10/11/2017 PMabout Pagecounter-terrorism," 1 man said. "Syria is another case, the facilities in Syria as a "red line."
ongoing military engagement there is coming to its end. There are some urgent issues to address. We are going to
Following the attack on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “Today they attempted to hit our planes... If anyone attempts to harm us, we will harm them back." have some issues for the outlook that are going to need our attention later on but all this remains for discussion. The minister's remarks came sev-
Liberman and Shoygu discussed coordination between the two countries vis-à-vis Syria, the possible establishment of an Iranian base in Syria, and Iranian attempts to transfer weapons to Hezbollah via Damascus. Liberman is due to fly to the US on Wednesday to meet with Defense Secretary James Mattis in the coming days and it is thought that he will discuss Iran and Syria with his US and Russian counterparts.
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eral hours after the Israeli Air Force announced that it had carried out a strike on a SA-5 battery some 50 kilometers east of Damascus which fired a missile towards Israeli fighter jets on a reconnaissance flight over neighboring Lebanon. It was the first instance of a Syrian battery firing at an Israeli jet in Lebanese air space since the start of the civil war in 2011. The visit is Shoygu's first official trip to the country, although he and Liberman have met in the past. Senior Israeli figures from the political world and defense establishment have been relatively frequent visitors to Russia in recent years.
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NYC Mayoral Race in Final Stretch as Candidates Campaign with a Fury By Rachel Shapiro
n Tuesday, October 10, democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had to defend himself on both sides, in the first mayoral debate of the general election, from Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and independent Bo Dietl. The rowdy hour and a half debate was held on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the Symphony Space. The public was a
"I was mugged 400 times. I was stabbed. I was shot at. I was hospitalized 30 times. I helped the people of New York City." big part of this first debate with half of the event being open to questions from the audience, and candidate’s answers often being interrupted by boos at de Blasio
alongside counter chants saying, "four more years." The former police detective and businessman Dietl, began the debate yelling “Go Yankees!” followed by a hit at the mayor for being a fan of the Boston Red Sox. Dietl said if he is elected mayor then he will get things done. The debate quickly took a serious tone, as the mayor was double-teamed throughout the night by both Dietl and Malliotakis. Sounding more rap star than a politician, Dietl said, "I was mugged 400 times. I was stabbed. I was shot at. I was hospitalized 30 times. I helped the people of New York City." Malliotakis, an assemblywoman from Staten Island said that she was prepared to clean up the broken mess de Blasio has made of the city. She said, "Bill de Blasio has abused the working class, spending more of our money and getting no results." Malliotakis also noted that she is the first in her
family to go to college and receive an MBA, with her parents being humble immigrants from Cuba and Greece. De Blasio shot back at his two opponents, calling them "right wing Republicans who voted for Donald Trump." The mayor is of course seeking to gain a second term in office at the November 7 election, noted his few achievements: universal prekindergarten and decreased crime rates. De Blasio said, "We have a city that is now the safest big city in America. We have more jobs than ever before. Our graduation rate is up. Our test scores are up. We're making progress in the city. I need your help to continue the progress." In an attempt to make the debate more lighthearted, Dietl gave the mayor a sort-of compliment, praising him for doing “that pre-K stuff.” Dietl even said to de Blasio that when he is mayor, "Maybe I'll put you in charge of that."
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A screenshot from NY1 News Spectrum’s video clip of the first mayoral debate on Tuesday, October 10.
Malliotakis brought back a wave of serious tension, criticizing the mayor for the 25 percent increase in felony sex crimes. She said, "The mayor likes to say that New York City is the safest big city in America. That is not true if you are a woman in New York City.” De Blasio kept his cool stand-
ing high above his opponents as they attacked his wasteful spending and poor handling of the city’s homeless population. The mayor responded, "What you have heard is classic rightwing scare tactics.” On November 1, we will have the pleasure of a second mayoral debate.
Schumer Calls on Gov’t Not to Postpone Regulation of E-Cigarettes By: Hellen Zaboulani
n Sunday October 15th, Senator Chuck Schumer pleaded with the federal government to reverse a decision to postpone the regulation of e-cigarettes. In July, the Food and Drug Administration decided to delay an already finalized rule to regulate e-cigarettes. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the delay would allow the agency time to decide how e-cigarettes fit into its overall tobacco regulatory strategy. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that are designed to resemble traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain a mechanism inside to heats up liquid nicotine turning it into a vapor that smokers then inhale and exhale. They do not contain tobacco. As reported by the NY Post, Schumer said that the FDA’s delay means that e-cigarettes stay
unhampered on the market until at least 2022. He argued that the postponing regulation on vaping is a mistake. He cited compelling data from the surgeon general, stating that in 2015 over 3 million middle and high school students said they had used e-cigarettes over the course of the month. In New York, 20 percent (1 out of 5) said they had vaped, which is higher than the national average of 11.3 percent of high school students nationwide in 2016, as cited by the Centers for Disease Control. Sen. Schumer also stressed that being a fairly new product, the risks of using the e-cigarettes are still unknown. The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that some e-cigs have higher voltage levels, which can actually have a level of cancer-causing formaldehyde fifteen times higher than that of conventional cigarettes. The nicotine gadget called
“Juul” has become particularly popular with teenagers. It looks identical to a USB flash drive, which makes it easy to hide in a classroom. It can even be charged in school or on a laptop at home. It also comes in different flavors, which appeal to youngsters. Schumer maintains that Juul may be even more dangerous than conventional smoking because one “pod” contains the amount of nicotine present in an entire pack of conventional cigarettes. “To know that New York kids are much more likely to be using these new-age e-cig devices, like Juul, is not only concerning, but it could be dangerous,” said Schumer. “Up until now, the FDA was on track to reign in e-cigs and regulate them like any other tobacco product, but this recent delay, coupled with the new numbers showing a rise in the use of gadgets like Juul, which can fool teachers and be
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Senator Chuck E. Schumer holds a Juul e-cigarette package as he discusses an increase in e-cigarette use by New York high school students
brought to school, demands the FDA smoke out dangerous e-cigs and their mystery chemicals before more New York kids get hooked.” “JUUL was designed to displace cigarettes and is intended for use only by adult smokers
who want to switch from cigarettes. We strongly condemn the use of our product by minors. It is in fact illegal to sell our product to minors and we support all enforcement efforts of existing laws,” said Christine Castro, JUUL lab spokesperson.
NJ Man Convicted in Chelsea Bombing; Faces Life in Prison For Terror Attack Edited by: JV Staff
federal jury convicted a New Jersey man of planting two pressure cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people when it detonated late last summer. Jurors in Manhattan on Monday found 29-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi guilty of all eights charges against him, including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. The verdict came after a two-week trial.
Rahimi was charged with setting off a bomb on West 23rd Street in Chelsea on Sept. 17, 2016, that injured 30 people and planting another bomb four blocks away that did not go off.
The Afghanistan-born man living in Elizabeth faces a maximum punishment of life in prison. “Rahimi’s crimes of hate have been met with swift and resolute justice,” Acting U.S. Attorny Joon Kim said. “Today’s verdict is a victory for New York City, a victory for America in its fight against terror, and a victory for all who believe in the cause of justice.” “The Chelsea bombing was an attempt to bring our city to its knees. Instead, our NYPD, FBI and federal prosecutors have brought Ahmad Rahimi to justice,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “His evil was met with the bravery and resiliency of a beautiful neighborhood and an entire city. New York City will never be intimidated. We remain vigilant, resolute and safe. Congratulations to all those involved in this important prosecution.”
The defense said it will appeal. Rahimi was charged with setting off a bomb on West 23rd Street in Chelsea on Sept. 17, 2016, that injured 30 people and planting another bomb four blocks away that did not go off. Prosecutors said a pipe bomb he placed along a charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, was part of his plan to kill Americans with weapons of mass destruction. The New Jersey bomb did not injure anyone, in part because the race was delayed by late entrants. Congressman Dan Donovan (R-South Brooklyn, Staten Island) applauded the conviction. “The conviction sends a powerful message to all those who wish us harm: terror will never win. Mr. Rahimi, who was inspired by ISIS’ radical ideology, sought to kill innocent Americans, but instead
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Jurors in Manhattan on Monday found 29-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi guilty of all eights charges against him, including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. The verdict came after a two-week trial. The Afghanistan-born man living in Elizabeth faces a maximum punishment of life in prison.
was swiftly held accountable for his violent actions. As New Yorkers we know that the strength and resiliency of our city will always be greater than the enemies who wish to attack
our values and freedoms. Let us not forget the great work of the NYPD, whose training and skills were exemplified through the quick apprehension of this terrorist,” said Donovan.
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Tempers Flare at Public Hearing on Bklyn Pfizer Site; Allegations of Anti-Semitism By: Kelly Mena & Ariella their families, the Met Council, as it is commonly referred to, is Haviv
he fight over the controversial Pfizer site redevelopment plan last week took an odd turn concerning whether City Councilmember David Greenfield, who is chair of the Council’s powerful Land Use Committee, should recuse himself from the matter as he readies to leave the city council in order to assume a leadership role in a large nonprofit (the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty) that has past ties to the project. A non-profit organization that bills itself as one that provides succor for indigent and financially challenged Jews and
still attempting to emerge from a public relations imbroglio that it found itself mired in. In 2014, its long time executive director, William Rapfogel was arrested and sentenced to prison for stealing millions of dollars from the organization’s coffers. Since that juncture, the social service organization that has spent more than $110 million a year, mostly from government funds, on home health care and other services for older people and the poor and has descended into a tailspin that seems almost irreparable. The brouhaha at the public hearing on the Pfizer site included verbal threats and alle-
The fight over the controversial Pfizer site redevelopment plan last week took an odd turn concerning whether City Councilmember David Greenfield, who is chair of the Council’s powerful Land Use Committee, should recuse himself from the matter as he readies to leave the city council in order to assume a leadership role in a large nonprofit (the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty) that has past ties to the project.
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gations of anti-Semitism which in turn then overshadowed the merits of the plan as hundreds of advocates, opponents and
elected officials who had descended upon City Hall for the City Council’s subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises.
The Rabsky Group are the developers behind the controversial plan to rezone a two-block site at 200 Harrison Avenue in Williamsburg, known as the Broadway Triangle. They are proposing eight mixed-use buildings for the site including 1,146 mixed-income residential units of which 287 will be permanently affordable units, 65,000 square feet of neighborhood retail, a half-acre of public open space, and 405 parking spaces.
Marty Needleman, Executive Director of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in a 2009 lawsuit to stop the project. “Rabsky with some of the connections especially with the Hasidic community, is a money connection, not necessarily because he likes Jews, or he’s Jewish or Hasidic. It’s because they [Rabsky] know that the UJO is a very powerful political force in this area [Williamsburg],” said Needleman.
The current plan is set in a two-block area situated between Harrison and Union Avenues, from Walton Street to Gerry Street known as the Broadway Triangle area. As developers of the project, the Rabsky Group are proposing eight mixed-use buildings for the site including 1,146 mixed-income residential units of which 287 will be permanently affordable units, 65,000 square feet of neighborhood retail, a half-acre of public open space, and 405 parking spaces. The Broadway Triangle has been a contentious issue for local officials and community advocates, who have been fighting over the property for almost a
decade. Back in 2009, community members successfully sued the city claiming the Broadway Triangle Rezoning favored the Hasidic community over blacks and Latinos. During the hearing, which Queens City Councilman Richard Donovan Jr. (D) led, Marty Needleman, Executive Director of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in a 2009 lawsuit to stop the project, hinted at a possible “money connection” between the United Jewish Organization (UJO) of Williamsburg and the Rabsky Group. See Tempers Flare at Public , page 30
Awaiting Judge’s Ruling After Prosecution NY Man to Get Up to 15 Years for Stealing Rests Against Sen. Menendez More Than $1.7M from Nazi-Era Refugees By Hannah Hayes
n Wednesday, October 11, the prosecution rested their case against Senator Bob Menendez; now it is up to a New Jersey federal judge to decide whether or not the corruption charges against Menendez should be dismissed. Over the summer, Menendez’s defense team filed a motion to drop the charges against the Democrat Senator on the grounds that when it comes to corruption charges the definition of an “official act” has been narrowed by a 2016 Supreme Court ruling. According to The Post, “Menendez is accused of accepting lavish Caribbean vacations and trips on private jets in exchange for using his political power to help his wealthy doctor pal Salomon Melgen, who is also on trial. Newark federal Judge William Walls has said he would wait until prosecutors rested their case to rule on the defense’s motion to dismiss based off the High Court ruling, which overturned the conviction of former Virginia Gov.
Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez was indicted in 2015 on federal corruption charges. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Bob McDonnell.” Under McDonnell, the 2015 corruption convictions against ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and ex-New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver were also recently tossed out. Last week, during an attorneys-only hearing, Walls said that the McDonnell decision has weighed heavily on his mind, and he called the prose“I am very careful because cutors’ case “circumstantial.” Walls noted that although of you know what, and many witnesses of the prosecuthat being McDonnell.” tion testified that they believed
Menendez arranged meetings with them to assist Melgen in his $8.9 million Medicare billing dispute and delayed port security contract in the Dominican Republic, Melgen’s name was never actually stated during any of the meetings by the politician. Walls said, “I am very careful because of you know what, and that being McDonnell.” Particular political favors, like taking a meeting, organizing an event or talking to another official, are no longer considered to be official acts under the McDonnell ruling. Now prosecutors must prove that a decision or act was committed by an official involving “a formal exercise of governmental power, and must also be something specific and focused that is pending or may by law be brought before a public official.” The Post reports, “During the six-week trial, prosecutors have argued that Menendez set up meetings with homeland security and health officials as Melgen, an ophthalmologist from Florida, made campaign donations and flew him on his private jet to his villa in the Dominican Republic. Lawyers for the two men have insisted the gifts and favors were the result of a decades-long friendship – and not bribes.”
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anhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., recently announced the sentencing of Richard Doren, 51, to 5-to-15 years in state prison for stealing more than $1.7 million from a tax client and the estates of two deceased clients of an accounting practice that he initially worked for and later managed. On June 1, 2017, Doren pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top counts he faced, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree for stealing more than $1.1 million dollars from the estates of two women who fled Nazi Germany shortly before World War II. On September 12, 2017, Doren pleaded guilty to an additional count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, for stealing more than $579,000 from a client of his accounting practice. As part of the sentence, the Judge also executed judgment orders in favor of the victims, holding Doren liable to re-pay more than $1.7 million in stolen funds. “For years, Richard Doren exploited the trust placed in him by stealing from two clients’ estates to pay off credit card bills and a mortgage,” said District Attorney Vance. “Then, in a particularly brazen move, he stole
On June 1, 2017, Doren pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top counts he faced, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree for stealing more than $1.1 million dollars from the estates of two women who fled Nazi Germany shortly before World War II. On September 12, 2017, Doren pleaded guilty to an additional count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, for stealing more than $579,000 from a client of his accounting practice
from yet another client while he was being prosecuted. Thanks in part to a victim who came forward and reported Doren’s theft to the Financial Frauds Bureau, this defendant’s activity was put to a stop.” As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea and in court documents, Doren was employed by a certified public accountant for approximately twenty years. More than ten years ago, the accountant began to suffer from a number of health problems, and began to delegate additional re-
sponsibilities to Doren. Eventually, the accountant retired and left the practice to Doren, who falsely claimed to be an attorney. One of Doren’s responsibilities was the administration of the estates of two women. In each case, the decedent died without children and had family members who had perished in the Holocaust, requiring an extensive international genealogical search to locate next-of-kin. From October 2009 to January See NY Man to Get Up , page 37
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New Pier 17 to be Home to ESPN's 1st NYC Studio By Mark Snyder
NY-Based Diller Architects to Design New London Concert Hall By Mark Snyder
t the new South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, next spring, the television network sports giant ESPN will open its first studio in New York City. This is the most recent progress for the Howard Hughes Corporation’s $731 million waterfront redevelopment on the East River. The just signed multiyear lease for the third floor on the new pier is with ESPN’s studio partner NEP Group. The space will span 19,00-square-feet along the building’s eastern end, providing jaw-dropping views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. The Post was told by David R. Weinreb, the Chief Executive of Howard Hughes, “This is completely down the fairway of what we intended for the property. We’ve always talked about studios coming live from the Seaport.” In a statement, ESPN executive VP for content Connor Schell described it as a “state ofthe-art content factory that will allow us to produce differentiated studio content for both television and digital.” The ESPN programs that will be broadcasted from the new peir site have not yet been revealed. Previously, the Disney-owned ESPN has broadcasted the majority of its shows from Bristol, Conneticut, though the
T In honor of ESPN, Pier 17 lit up red lights last week.
company does have offices in Manhattan. The new facility at the pier will have two studios for television and one for radio, making a total of three separate studios. Although the spaces will be closed in, ESPN will be able to “activate spaces throughout the Seaport, including on the roof,” said Hughes Executive Vice President Saul Scherl. According to The Post, “The studio complex is expected to open next March or April. It will be the pier’s first tenant to open its doors, part of a piece-bypiece rollout of elements including restaurants by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Chang on the first floor and mezzanine and the multiuse roof. All are expected to open next summer. Passersby might have wondered
why the entire nearly-finished pier, which has been dark until now, suddenly glowed bright red Monday night. It was ‘in honor of ESPN and to showcase the building’s light band,’ Scherl said, although the display was expected to be for one night only. Including the ESPN studio, Pier 17 contains approximately 150,000 square feet of “rentable” office space. Mary Ann Tighe of CBRE has been hired by Hughes to market the space. Tighe said, “In one of the city’s most historic districts, full of real cobblestone character, there is now a small amount of 21st century office space on offer. There’s nothing else like it in Manhattan, so I’m not surprised that ESPN decided to make it their New York studio center.”
he London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has selected the New York architectural firm Diller Scofidio & Renfro to design their future home, the Center for Music. This will be Diller’s first big project in Britain. The architectural firm designed several high-profile projects, including Zaryadye Park in Moscow, the High Line in New York and the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Diller is currently working on two New York projects: The Museum of Modern Art’s renovation as well as collaborating with Rockwell Group on the design of a new arts center called The Shed to be located on Manhattan’s west side. In 1981, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio founded the New York-based firm. Also, on the list of architects to be considered for the London project were Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, he Norwegian studio Snohetta and Renzo Piano. The panel charged with choosing an architect for the project said in a statement that “of the six excellent submissions, Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s visionary ideas offered the exciting potential to create a
By: Ellen Cans
lex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are house hunting together. As per the NY Post, the couple has their eye on an apartment at 432 Park Avenue, dubbed the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The 96-story building, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, soars to a height of 1,396 feet. The luxury condo building offers a spa, A-Rod & J Lo have their eye on an apartment at 432 Park
Avenue, dubbed the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The 96-story building, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, soars to a height of 1,396 feet. The luxury condo building offers a spa, sauna, massage therapy rooms, a double-height gym, one-on-one training, and a 75-foot long pool.
sauna, massage therapy rooms, a double-height gym, one-on-one training, and a 75-foot long pool. According to a broker, they have been at the building four times. One of the units they are interested in is a four-bedroom, halffloor unit on a high floor. The couple made their relationship public last March. The 48-year-old singer called it a “good relationship.” In a recent interview, she told Hola! USA: “We complement each other, and there’s really pure, true love. Just wanting to support the other person and make them happy. So there’s a different selflessness in the love that’s beautiful and different. And healthy!” Ms. Lopez, who has been married three times, has 9-year-old twins from
ex-husband Marc Anthony. The 41-year-old retired Yankee star has two daughters with his exwife, Cynthia Scurtis. “Living in Midtown would be much more convenient for them,” a source told the Post. “But it is far from a done deal — there is no contract out on the apartment yet.” While nothing has been made official , as though to confirm her intentions, the superstar singer has listed her stunning $27 million Manhattan penthouse on the market for sale. Lopez put up her 6,500-square-foot Flatiron District apartment with the Modlin Group’s Adam Modlin, a longtime friend of A-Rod. Her NoMad duplex boasts four bedrooms, a master suite with two master baths, and four terraces.
The new Center for Music will be constructed on the Museum of London’s current site. (Photo via MuseumofLondon.org)
Center for Music fit for the future that offers access and engagement for all.” According to The New York Times, “The Center for Music, which will include a concert hall with up to 2,000 seats, facilities for education and training, and commercial spaces, is planned for the site of the Museum of London, close to the Barbican Center, the current home of the London Symphony Orchestra. Simon Rattle, the orchestra’s new music director, has championed the project, earlier this year describing the Barbican as unsuitable for about 20 percent of the repertoire he would like to cover. The Museum of London is moving to another nearby site, a set of vacant Victorian market build-
ings. There has been extensive debate in the British news media about the viability of a major new London concert hall, exacerbated last November when the British government drew back from a commitment to contribute 5 million pounds (about $6.5 million) to pay for a business plan. The City of London Corporation came to the rescue with £2.5 million (about $3.3 million) that allowed project to go ahead. The final cost is estimated as $2.6 to $3.3 million, to be raised through private and philanthropic donations.” Ms. Diller released a statement saying that her firm tried “to make a hub where people want to spend their time, with or without a ticket.”
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Former Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez and pop music icon Jennifer Lopez are checking out an apartment together in NYC. The couple made their relationship public last March. The 48-year-old singer called it a “good relationship.” In a recent interview, she told Hola! USA: “We complement each other, and there’s really pure, true love.
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By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh
he new secret club for online investors does not need fancy marble or oak-paneled walls. The club, named Clade, is exclusively online. The invitation-only platform was co-founded by Jonathan Lipton and Jan Oliver Koelble, who both held senior roles at Credit Suisse. As per the NY Post, the private networking and deal-making program is launching this fall. The idea, which was born in 2015 at Credit Suisse, has been called a "velvet-rope investment club for the wealthiest people in the world." Clade hopes to become a space for members to connect, share common interests, branded in-
The invitation-only platform was co-founded by Jonathan Lipton and Jan Oliver Koelble (pictured above) who both held senior roles at Credit Suisse
Clade hopes to become a space for members to connect, share common interests, branded investment opportunities and nonprofit endeavors. Members will be able to raise capital or invest with one another privately and directly, without banks and middle men
vestment opportunities and nonprofit endeavors. Members will be able to raise capital or invest with one another privately and directly, without banks and middlemen, Lipton said. The word clade is defined as a group of people who have commonalities, or a branch on the tree of life. An admissions committee will invite and screen new members to the private online community, which is geared towards highnet-worth investors and philanthropists. There will be no membership fee, and the club plans to host a few exclusive global events throughout the year. Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange,
has been included as a charter member. Niederauer said Clade has already been “a great strategic partner” for the well-known Italian soccer club Venezia FC, helping it to source new investors “to bring this storied franchise back to prominence” and to bring the team back to its old glory and transform their name into a global brand. Clade also aided Venezia FC to find real estate partners, for its venture to build a new state-of-the art soccer stadium in Venice. “We’re very excited to offer our members a platform to connect, and invest together,” said Lipton, CEO of Clade.
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Grand Central Terminal Gets Classy with New Upscale Restaurants By Hannah Hayes
“Heading into the next two years, we expect a hastening pace of RFPs for retail spaces at Grand Central.” The renovations to the 104-year-old terminal are scheduled to run through 2018 and beyond. The changes will make Grand Central feel less like a busy commuter center and more like a luxury mall. A spokesman for the MTA told The Post that it is planning
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A Grand Central Terminal’s main concourse. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
to send out five requests before this year ends, for proposals for existing retail spaces, and another 12 requests will be issued in 2018, while only three have gone out so far this year. The spokesman said, “Heading into the next two years, we expect a hastening pace of RFPs for retail spaces at Grand Central.” According to the MTA, its rental incomes is expected to increase by 7 percent this year because of this new trend towards the high-end. This is compared to a 4.5 percent increase in 2016, and only a mere 1.1 percent incline in 2015. The Post reports, “Two longtime tenants, Irving Farm and
Dishes — both grab and go eateries occupying about 1,200 square feet each on the lower level food hall — also will be replaced by more upscale restaurants, The Post has learned. Moving in next year will be Tartinery, an eatery that serves open-face sandwiches and has three spots in the city, including The Plaza Hotel food hall. Art Bird will be paying $4.1 million in rent over the next 10 years — beating out Dishes’ $3.3 million offer, and others. Tartinery’s bid was lower than the one submitted by Irving Farm, but the MTA weighed other factors, including Tartinery’s ability to attract new customers, the landlord said.”
NY Times Receives Trump’s Wrath in Latest Twitter Storm By: Anat Ghelber
resident Donald Trump has been known to attack various groups, political parties, media outlets and individuals using Twitter if he dislikes their statements or even if they simply disagree with him. It’s been noted that his doing this is to circumvent media scrutiny about what he’s saying and attempt to appeal directly to anyone who will agree with him in the country; his political base, essentially. The latest target of this “Tweet Storm” is the New York Times, whose Twitter “handle” is “@nytimes.” The New York Times recently reported that while President Trump has made a political career out of heavily criticizing President Barack Obama’s past policies, he’s been unable to act on any political promises to his supporters to dismantle them. As was quoted by former White House aide William C. Inboden, who served under President George W. Bush, “The gap between President Trump’s ambitious promises and actual policies is large and growing. This is weakening the institution of the presidency itself, which becomes diminished when presidents over promise and under deliver, or when responsibilities normally handled by the president become habitually shirked to Congress or other nations.” President Trump responded with a series of Tweets lashing out
By: Ilana Siyance
rand Central Terminal is trading in some of its fast-food joints for high-end eateries, according to The Post. In an attempt by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to give the landmark station a more upscale vibe, shops that have served commuters for over two decades likes Two Boots Pizza, Brooklyn-based Junior’s and Grand Harvest Wines are being ousted to make room for classier stores. For example, one of the grab and go cafes is being replaced by Art Bird & Whiskey Bar, which is run by Art Smith, who was the personal chef for Oprah Winfrey.
The latest target of this “Tweet Storm” is the New York Times, whose Twitter “handle” is “@nytimes.”
at the New York Times over the article stating that, “The Failing @ nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast. Approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines. Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!” Such policies and actions by the Obama administration that have been targeted by President Trump include the Affordable Care Act (aka, “Obamacare”) and President Obama’s diplomatic agreement with the nation of Iran. The Times article said that while Trump has railed about former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and his nuclear agreement with Iran, he hasn’t
been able to get rid of either. President Trump has called the Affordable Care Act both “outrageous” and “absolutely destroying everything in its wake.” He has derided the deal that President Obama made with Iran, “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Despite President Trump’s vitriol regarding these two actions, The United States Senate has repeatedly failed to ever repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite President Trump signing an executive order slashing payments to insurers. As far as the Iran deal, he hasn’t certified the pact as of last Friday, but hasn’t completely pulled out of the agreement made in 2015 either, instead passing the buck to Congress to examine any sanctions that will be made.
TM fees across the NY Metro area are climbing to unprecedented highs, branding our region with the second-highest average out-of-network fees among 25 major metropolitan regions. As per an article in the NY Post, last year New York was ranked at sixth place, charging an average of $4.86 per transaction. Now the ATM fees in the region have soared to an average $5.14 per transaction, lagging only 5 cents behind Pittsburgh, which has the highest fees among the 25 metro regions for the year. The lowest average for the regions was in Dallas, charging $4.07 per transaction. Across the country ATM fees have set a record high for 11 years in a row, and are up a monstrous 55 percent in the past decade, according to Bankrate.com.
“New York is also one of the most expensive cities in the country,” he added, “so some people are more willing to pay ATM fees there, compared to other locations, like the Midwest” - Paul Gentile, CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association
ATM fees in the New York region have soared to an average $5.14 per transaction, lagging only 5 cents behind Pittsburgh, which has the highest fees among the 25 metro regions for the year
“When there is a tremendous concentration among the largest banks and thrifts in a metro area, and not a whole lot of competition, the survey reflects that in higher average fees,” said Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate.com. McBride added that the current low-interest-rate environment has led banks to pursue income from ATM fees and other similar charges. “No offense, but the big banks dominate the New York City footprint — and they have some of the biggest fees,” said Paul Gentile, CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association. “New York is also one
of the most expensive cities in the country,” he added, “so some people are more willing to pay ATM fees there, compared to other locations, like the Midwest,” he said. Despite the dawn of mobile apps and other fee-free platforms which help to avoid the need for ATM machines altogether, the ATM industry in the U.S. has enjoyed continuously skyrocketing fee revenue, in spite of the drop in total transactions, as per Gentile. Three major banks alone, namely JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, have cashed in over $6.4 billion last year from ATM and overdraft fees.
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Jewish Leaders Denounce Pro-Terrorist Play at NYU By: Rafael Medoff
“Having witnessed firsthand the ‘siege,’ a blatant terrorist outrage, I am especially outraged at this presentation,” Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman and CEO of the Confer-
wearing nuns' habits, marching back and forth with rifles. They terrorized the people in the church.” In a statement to JNS.org, the Anti-Defamation League said
terrorism and is not appropriate on any stage…At a time when terrorism has struck in so many places, it is highly irresponsible and reckless for such a public staging to take place.”
merican Jewish leaders are denouncing plans by a New York University (NYU)-affiliated theater to host a play that portrays Palestinian terrorists as heroes. The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will host performances of “The Siege” from Oct. 12-22. The play focuses on the Palestinian terrorists who, in order to avoid capture by the Israeli army, seized Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity in the spring of 2002 and occupied it for 39 days. “The Siege” was created by the Freedom Theater of Palestine, which is based in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jenin. Among those promoting the play on YouTube is Ibrahim Abayat, one of the leaders of the church occupation. The Israeli government has identified him A scene from “The Siege,” a play that will be hosted at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing as the killer of New York City Arts from Oct. 12-22. Credit: Sahar Rouhana. native Avi Boaz, in Bethlehem Betty Ehrenberg, executive in early 2002. ence of Presidents of Major that “based on past reviews, we American Jewish Organizations, believe it presents a one-sided director of the World Jewish Whitewashing told JNS.org. “Diminishing the Palestinian view of the events Congress for North America, terrorism true nature of this brutal attack of 2002, [when] Palestinian ter- said, “Plays that glorify, whiteThe play was first performed serves to whitewash terrorism at rorists targeted Israeli civilians wash, or garner sympathy for overseas in England in 2015. a time when this scourge is tak- city buses, in cafes, and even terrorists do a disservice to hisThe Board of Deputies of British ing so many lives and threaten- during a Passover seder, killing tory and also present a danger, hundreds. We would hope those by romanticizing terror and Jews charged that it “promoted ing so many more.” Hoenlein visited the scene going to see ‘The Siege’ educate providing the rationale for it.” terrorism as positive and legit“The Talmud teaches, ‘He imate,” and the Zionist Federa- of the siege at the time, togeth- themselves as to the full events tion of Great Britain and Ireland er with WABC radio show host of this period and do not accept who is merciful to the cruel is staged a protest rally outside the John Batchelor. “We were taken this representation as the full destined to be cruel to the merciful,’” noted Farley Weiss, presthere in an [Israeli] armored ve- picture.” premiere. B’nai B’rith International ident of the National Council of American Jewish leaders now hicle,” Hoenlein recalled. “We saw the terrorists in the church charged that the play “glorifies Young Israel, which represents are similarly alarmed.
more than 100 synagogues nationwide. “This play is merciful to the cruel terrorists and cruel to their Jewish victims. Nobody should be putting on plays that portray terrorists positively.”
Neither the hosts of the play at NYU, nor their financial backers, are anxious to be seen as endorsing “The Siege.” In a statement to JNS.org, Jay Wegman, senior director of the NYU Skirball Center, said the play “does not reflect NYU’s ‘position’ on a political controversy; rather, its staging reflects…the University’s commitment to the freedom of artistic expression.” He noted that an Israeli official involved in the Church of the Nativity negotiations will speak at NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies later this month. The National Endowment for the Arts, which gave Skirball $25,000 last year; the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, which contributed $2,900 to two upcoming projects; and the New England Foundation for the Arts, which donated $2,000 this year, emphasized in statements to JNS.org that their contributions were for programs unrelated to “The Siege.” “In America, you have the right to glorify terrorism, but that doesn’t mean the right should be exercised in every instance, let alone elevated as an art form,” said Amanda Berman, director of legal affairs at The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit
legal-focused think tank. “The Skirball Center is magnifying the terrorists’ message, when we should be burying it.” Another major theater in Manhattan, The Public Theater, last year considered hosting “The Siege” but decided against it. Yet Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater, is currently quoted in NYU Skirball’s publicity, calling the play “thoughtful” and “brilliant,” and praising it for showing the terrorists’ “despair and passion, their anger and vulnerability, their arguments and struggle.” In addition, Eustis will take part in a discussion at NYU Skirball Oct. 16, together with the cast and playwright Tony Kushner, who has characterized Israel’s creation as “a mistake.” Neither Eustis nor The Public Theater’s spokesperson responded when asked by JNS.org if Eustis’s current involvement with “The Siege” conflicts with the theater’s rejection of the play last year. Several Jewish and Israeli institutions are among the Skirball Center’s past financial supporters, including El Al Airlines, the Consulate General of Israel, and the Judy and Michael Steinhardt Foundation. “I hope they will speak out against Skirball’s decision to host ‘The Siege,’” said the National Council of Young Israel’s Weiss. “They are uniquely positioned to let the Skirball Center know how they feel about this anti-Israel play.” (JNS.RG)
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Trump’s Personal Atty Michael Cohen AllianceBernstein Holding LP to Sells Apartment in Boss’ Bldg for $3.3M Possibly Relocate Staff Outside of NY By Charles Bernstein
By Charles Bernstein
ichael Cohen, the personal attorney of president Donald Trump has sold his apartment in the Trump World Tower for $3.3 million. In 2001, back when the skyscraper located near the United Nations building was just completing the final touches on its construction, Cohen and his wife Laura first bought the unit. This was before Chen was employed by Trump Organization. Public records indicate that he paid slightly over $1 million for the apartment. At 845 United Nations Plaza a three-bedroom was listed to rent for $12,750 per month, as recently as 2015. Juhee and Vijay Jhalani are the new owners of the apartment on the 15th floor. Records indicate that the couple already owned another unit in the building on the 10th floor.
I Michael Cohen, the personal attorney of president Donald Trump has sold his apartment in the Trump World Tower for $3.3 million. (Photo via screenshot of CNN)
apartment he shares with his wife at Trump Park Avenue, a hotel conversion where the Trump Organization launched sales in 2003. Then a taxi entrepreneur and occasional real es“I emphatically state that tate investor, Cohen joined the I had nothing to do with Trump Organization as execuany Russian involvement tive vice president in 2006, servin our electoral process.” ing as Trump’s personal attorney and sometimes spokesperson. In January, he announced According to The Real Deal, he would continue to serve “Cohen did not immediately now-President Trump in that respond to a request seeking role. He has since become a key comment. Cohen’s listed home figure in special counsel Robaddress on sales documents ert Mueller’s investigation into meddling the 2016 for Trump PAGE 40 World Tower is the Russian The JewishinVoice
Trump World Tower is a residential skyscraper at 845 United Nations Plaza in Midtown Manhattan. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
presidential election. In August, the New York Times reported on an email sent by Cohen to a Russian official during the presidential campaign, requesting help in building a Trump Tower in Moscow.” Cohen was scheduled to have a closed-door session with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in September, but the meeting was canceled right before. Despite the fact that the meeting had not occurred, Cohen released a statement saying, “I emphatically state that I had nothing to do with any Russian involvement in our electoral process.” AUGUST 24, 2012
n an attempt to cut back on expenses, AllianceBernstein Holding LP is considering relocating some of its staff to outside New York. This is just the most recent example of cut backs by money managers in response to investors putting money into index-tracking funds with lower fees. These plans, which aren’t likely to go into full effect until late 2018, are part of a bigger push to cut costs as its parent company AXA SA makes an initial public offering of a U.S. life insurance and asset management firm combined, according the Wall Street Journal’s sources familiar with the matter. New locations being considered for the New York employees of AllianceBernstein include Charlotte, North Carolina, where AXA is already expanding its mark, as well as San Antonio, where AllianceBernstein has an office already. According to the WSJ, “No final decisions have been made and the firm may ultimately decide to keep its staff in New York, the people said. The firm's chief
Due to unprecedented changes in the financial industry, money managers are working to cut back on costs.
Peter S. Kraus has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AllianceBernstein from 2008 through 2017
executive told staff in a town hall meeting last week that it was considering a number of options for its real estate footprint, including moving some staff out of state, one of the people said. AllianceBernstein has 3,438 employees globally, according to its annual report, with most based in New York, London and Hong Kong. It has been working to downsize its global office footprint since 2010. At the end of last year, it occupied about 40% of the 992,043 square feet of space at its New York headquarters under a lease that runs through 2024, and sublet the balance. It also rented space in two other New York City locations and in White Plains, N.Y., according to the annual report.” Due to unprecedented changes in the financial industry,
money managers are working to cut back on costs. Investors no longer believe that active managers can pick winners and have instead decided to pay less and put their money into passive index and exchange-traded funds, which have increased in popularity by reaching new highs in recent months. At the same time, financial advisors are offering more and more fee-based portfolios to clients that are filled with lower-cost funds. All this has led to many traditional asset managers struggling to keep assets and make changes to their fee structures, chase mergers and acquisitions or rethink their strategies and diversify their businesses. Many of these moves have been tried by AllianceBernstein.
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Tillerson: Iran Nuke Deal Has Flaws that Need to Be Fixed By: Ken Bredemeier
Tillerson said Iran's ballistic missile tests, not banned by the nuclear pact, need to be curbed and a more definitive ban imposed on its nuclear program
P Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conceded Sunday that Iran is in "technical compliance" with the international agreement to curb its nuclear weapons development, but said that President Donald Trump wants Congress to adopt "a more complete strategy" to fix what the U.S. leader sees as flaws in the pact.
es with its military aggression and "destabilizing activities" in the Middle East. Tillerson said Iran's ballistic missile tests, not banned by the nuclear pact, need to be curbed and a more definitive ban imposed on its nuclear program. He said the current pact "simply postpones the reckoning" over Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, while Congress considers whether to adopt new sanctions, Tillerson said the U.S. and the other international signatories need to "fully enforce the agreement." Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who negotiated the pact for Tehran, told CBS' "Face
the Nation" show that with Trump's opposition to the deal, "Nobody else will trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation because the length of any commitment, the duration of any commitment, from now on with any U.S. administration would be the remainder of the term of that president." Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told NBC, "I think right now you are going to see us stay in the deal, because what we hope is that we can improve the situation, and that's the goal. So See Tillerson: Trump Wants , page 37
#MeToo Campaign Empowers Victims of Sexual Harassment to Speak Out By: Andrew Kopkind
n the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, tens of thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. Women and some men shared their stories on social media under the hashtag #MeToo after actress Alyssa Milano posted a message Sunday on Twitter that said, "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'Me too' as a reply to this tweet, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." By mid-day Monday, the
Trump Calls for Quick End to Election-Related Russia Probes By: Ken Bredemeier
ecretary of State Rex Tillerson conceded Sunday that Iran is in "technical compliance" with the international agreement to curb its nuclear weapons development, but said that President Donald Trump wants Congress to adopt "a more complete strategy" to fix what the U.S. leader sees as flaws in the pact. The top U.S. diplomat told CNN that Tehran has a "demonstrated practice of walking right up to the limits" of the 2015 deal, prompting Trump on Friday to decertify that Iran was in compliance and leaving it up to Congress whether to reimpose economic sanctions that were in place before the U.S., the European Union, France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China reached the accord with Iran. Tillerson said Trump wants Congress, perhaps in a separate deal, to fix "a number of weaknesses" in the nuclear agreement, and address "a much broader list of threats" Iran pos-
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Women and some men shared their stories on social media under the hashtag #MeToo after actress Alyssa Milano posted a message Sunday on Twitter that said, "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'Me too' as a reply to this tweet, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."
By mid-day Monday, the hashtag had been retweeted more than a million times, a Twitter spokesman told Hollywood Reporter. Among those who weighed in were Lady Gaga, Monica Lewinsky, Rosario Dawson and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
hashtag had been retweeted more than a million times, a Twitter spokesman told Hollywood Reporter. Among those who weighed in were Lady Gaga, Monica Lewinsky, Rosario Dawson and Senator Elizabeth Warren. "Being raped once made it easier to be raped again. I instinctually shut down. My body remembered, so it protected me. I disappeared. #metoo,'' actress Evan Rachel Wood wrote as part of a series of tweets on her experience. Milano called the Weinstein allegations "disturbing" in an esSee #MeToo Campaign , page 36
resident Donald Trump called Monday for a quick conclusion to the investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russia last year to help him win the White House. "They ought to get to the end of it because the American people are sick of it," Trump told reporters at a White House news conference. As he has in the past, the Republican president said "the whole Russia thing was just an excuse" by Democrats to explain his upset win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state. The Justice Department appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to lead the criminal probe of Trump campaign links to Russian operatives. There are signs Mueller also is investigating whether the president obstructed justice by firing another former FBI director, James Comey, while he was heading the agency's Russia investigation before Mueller took over. U.S. media reports earlier this year said Trump had discussed firing Mueller, but Trump said Monday that he is not considering it. In addition to the criminal probe, there are numerous con-
President Donald Trump answers questions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Rose Garden at the White House, Oct. 16, 2017.
gressional panels carrying out lengthy Russia investigations, interviewing key campaign and Trump administration officials, with no indication of when the probes might end or what conclusions they might reach. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, carried out an extensive campaign to undermine U.S. democracy and help Trump, a real estate mogul making his first run for public office, win the election last November. But Putin has denied the Russian involvement and Trump has frequently debunked the Russia connection to his campaign as political posturing by opposition Democrats.
Trump's comments about the Russia probes came during a lengthy question-and-answer session in the White House Rose Garden after he met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom Trump has often disparaged for failing to repeal national health care policies championed by former President Barack Obama. But Trump declared that "my relationship is outstanding, has been outstanding" with McConnell and said the two "have the same agenda" â€” to reform the country's tax code and cut taxes by the end of the year, and next year again attempt to overhaul the health care law. See Trump Calls for Quick , page 37
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Bibi to Russian DM: Israel Won't Permit Iranian Military Bases in Syria Continued from page 1 Regarding the Israeli retaliatory strike on a Syrian government anti-aircraft missile launcher after it fired on its aircraft patrolling in Lebanese air space on a photographic reconnaissance mission, the Guardian newspaper of the UK reported that an Israeli military spokesman said that the aircraft were flying inside Lebanon but close to the Syrian border when the missile was fired at them. According to the spokesman, the missile – an SA5 surfaceto-air rocket – failed to hit its target, and the anti-aircraft battery located 30 miles from Damascus was then hit by separate Israeli jets, “incapacitating” the launcher with four strikes. There was no information on any casualties. The Guardian reported that the missile launch is the second time this year Israeli jets have been engaged by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles, with the rocket fired in the previous incident flying into Israel. According to Israel, the same battery that fired on Monday was also involved in that incident. “The Syrian regime is responsible for any firing from its territory. We see this incident as a clear provocation and we will not allow it. If anti-aircraft fire is being carried out for any military activity, we will respond as we did now,” said the Israeli military spokesman.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (2nd R), his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu (C) and Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot (R), listen to their national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the defense ministry on October 16, 2017
Following the attack on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “Today they attempted to hit our planes... If anyone attempts to harm us, we will harm them back." According to “The Drive” web site, writer Tyler Rogoway reports that this retaliatory strike on Israel’s part isn't the first time a Syrian SA-5 took aim at an IAF aircraft. Last March, he writes, “an SA-5 was shot towards Israeli fighters exfiltrating from Syrian airspace following an air strike on a weapons transfer site. The missile was engaged by an Israeli Arrow anti-ballistic missile interceptor.” He adds: “What followed was an increasingly bellicose string of rhetoric between the Assad regime and the Israeli government, with Is-
raeli Defense Forces making it clear that they would dismantle Syria's air defense network “without thinking twice.” Citing other published reports that state that the IAF jets attacked the site with four bombs, The Drive writer says that “the fighters likely ventured deep into Syrian airspace to execute the retaliatory strike, if not coming within very close range of the SAM site itself.” His report indicates that the particular model of aircraft that was fired upon was not disclosed but “everything from high-flying Gulfstream jets to F-15Cs with large reconnaissance pods are known to be active intelligence collectors.” Even the IAF's high-end fighters' basic electronic warfare
Jewish Woman Becomes UNESCO Head Audrey Azoulay elected to head UNESCO day after the US anounced that it will leave UNESCO over the organization’s anti-Israeli bias By: Tzvi Lev
rance's Audrey Azoulay will become the new Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO's executive board voted 30 to 28 in favor of Azoulay, a former French culture minister, who beat out Qatar's Hamad Bin Abdul Aziz AlKawari.The Qatari potential nomination was protested by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who said that Al-Kawari had repeatedly endorsed anti-Semitic works and denied the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. UNESCO's 195 members must formally approve the decision when they meet in November. Azoulay, who is Jewish, will replace outgoing head Irina Bokova and will have to persuade the United States and Israel to rejoin the organization after the two countries announced they would leave UNESCO due to its anti-Israel bias. The decision, which takes effect in 2019, “was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO,” read the statement released by the State Department. The statement also cited “the need for fundamental reform in the organization and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO”. Earlier this year, UNESCO
France's Audrey Azoulay will become the new DirectorGeneral of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
declared the ancient city of Hevron, King David’s first capital and home to the tomb of the biblical patriarchs, an endangered Palestinian heritage site. Last year, UNESCO passed resolutions declaring that Israel has no rights to Jerusalem, and described the Temple Mount and Old City of Jerusalem as Muslim holy sites. At the beginning of Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. “It is completely clear, if one examines this agreement, if nothing changes, that Iran will have an arsenal of nuclear weapons within a few years,” he said.
“This agreement does not block this. It creates a sure path to the production of an enrichment system that could quickly bring Iran to dozens of atomic bombs and even more; therefore, the decision is very important.” Netanyahu asserted that “President Trump's decision creates an opportunity to fix the nuclear agreement and stop Iran's increasing aggression in our region. I believe that any responsible government, and whoever seeks to promote peace and security in the world, needs to take advantage of the opportunity that President Trump's decision has created in order to improve the agreement or abrogate it and, of course, stop Iran's See Jewish Woman Becomes , page 36
The Israeli Air Force announced on Monday that it had carried out a strike on a SA-5 battery some 50 kilometers east of Damascus which fired a missile towards Israeli fighter jets on a reconnaissance flight over neighboring Lebanon. It was the first instance of a Syrian battery firing at an Israeli jet in Lebanese air space since the start of the civil war in 2011. (Photo Credit: Syria Live Map)
and electronic support measures suites are capable of gathering critical intel on the enemy's electronic order of battle, with the country's new F-35Is being especially well suited for such a task, according to “The Drive” report. Back in June of this year, the TPS news outlet reported that IDF forces struck Syrian targets after several projectiles landed in open areas on the Israeli side of the border. At the time, the IDF said it had hit two Syrian artillery cannons and a truck carrying ammunition. The IDF then issued a statement saying that while Israel is not involved in the Syrian civil war, it “nevertheless severely condemns any attempt to undermine the sovereignty of the
State of Israel and the security of its residents, and considers the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its own territory.” “The IDF attacked Syrian army positions yesterday in response to mortar fire into Israeli territory. Our policy is very clear, we will not accept any drizzle of fire – not mortars, not rockets and not light weapons – on any front,” Netanyahu said at the time. “We will react forcefully to any violation of our territory.” The IDF released aerial video footage showing air force strikes on two Syrian Army tanks and a machine gun position after some 10 projectiles had landed in the Golan Heights in what it called an “unacceptable breach
of sovereignty.” The IDF sent a complaint about the errant fire into Israeli territory to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), responsible for maintaining the ceasefire and disengagement agreement between Israeli and Syrian forces since 1974. In July of this year, a Russian-American-Jordanian brokered ceasefire went into effect in the southwest of the war-torn country, including in areas running along the Golan Heights border. “We will continue to monitor developments beyond our borders while strongly upholding our red lines: Prevent the See Bibi to Russian DM: Israel , page 38
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Archaeologists Discover Lost Portions of Western Wall Tunnels Archaeologists discover ancient theater, new stone courses, in Western Wall Tunnels By: A7 Staff
xcavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), with the participation of volunteers, have uncovered large portions of courses of the Western Wall that have been hidden for 1,700 years. In addition, an ancient Roman theater-like structure was exposed for the first time. The stone courses and the amazing remnants of the theater were presented at a press conference held Monday morning beneath the Tunnels' Wilson’s Arch. The press conference was conducted with the participation of Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, IAA Director Israel Hasson, Western Wall Heritage Foundation Director Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, IAA District Archaeologist Dr. Yuval Baruch, and the excavation's directors. Eight stone courses of the Western Wall buried under an 8-meter layer of earth were recently uncovered in the Western Wall Tunnels thanks to excavations conducted by the IAA. These stone courses, completely preserved, are built of massive stones and are outstanding in the quality of their construction. After the soil was removed, archaeologists were surprised to discover that it covered remnants of an extraordinary theater-like structure from the Roman period, confirming the historical writings that describe a theater near the Temple Mount. Apparently, a great deal was invested in the construction of the theater which contained approximately 200 seats.
od (such as Josephus Flavius), and in sources from the period following the destruction of the Second Temple, when Jerusalem became the Roman colony of Aelia Capitolina. Many theories were advanced as to the location of these complexes, but until now, they were without archaeological foundation. Wilson’s Arch is in fact the only intact, visible structure remaining from the Temple Mount compound of the Second Temple period. The arch, built of enormous stones, is the last of a series of such arches that once constituted a gigantic bridge leading to the Temple Mount from the west. The arch stands high above the foundations of the Western Wall, and it served, among other purposes, as a passageway for people entering the Temple Mount compound and the Temple. A huge aqueduct also passed over the arch. Site excavators Dr. Joe Uziel, Tehillah Lieberman and Dr. Avi Solomon said that “from a research perspective, this is a sensational find. The discovery was a real surprise. When we started excavating, our goal was to date Wilson’s Arch. We did not imagine that a window would open for us onto the mystery of Jerusalem’s lost theater.” “Like much of archaeological research, the expectation is that a certain thing will be found, but at the end of the process other findings, surprising and thought-provoking, are unearthed. There is no doubt that the exposure of the courses of the Western Wall and the components of Wilson’s Arch are thrilling discoveries that con-
the roman colony of Aelia Capitolina – Roman Jerusalem.” Interestingly, the archaeologists believe the theater was never used. A number of findings at the site indicate this – among them a staircase that was never completely hewn. It is clear that great effort was invested in the building’s construction but oddly, it was abandoned before it was put to use.
ple and Jewish heritage and its deep connection to Jerusalem,” Rabinovitch said. “Each finding thrills me to new and powerful heights. We have a great deal of archaeological work ahead and I am certain that the deeper we dig, the earlier the periods we will reach, further anchoring the profound connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and to Jerusalem.” According to Hasson, he IAA is “working toward advancing a national project to unveil anIsrael's Antiquities Authority's Tehillah Lieberman stands in an ancient Roman theater-like structure at the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Israel's Antiquities Authority's Joe Uziel stands in an ancient Roman theater-like structure in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique 1,800-yearold structure abutting the Western Wall that is believed to have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign
Excavations at Wilson’s Arch. (Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority)
Eight courses of the Western Wall were discovered in the excavation. (Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority)
Since archaeological research began in Jerusalem over 150 years ago, scholars have been seeking the public buildings mentioned in the historical sources, especially the often-mentioned theaters and theater-like structures. Descriptions of these buildings are found in written sources from the Second Temple peri-
Eight stone courses of the Western Wall buried under an 8-meter layer of earth were recently uncovered in the Western Wall Tunnels thanks to excavations conducted by the IAA.
tribute to our understanding of Jerusalem. But the discovery of the theater-like structure is the real drama. “This is a relatively small structure compared to known Roman theaters (such as at Caesarea, Bet She’an and Bet Guvrin). This fact, in addition to its location under a roofed space – in this case under Wilson’s Arch – leads us to suggest that this is a theater-like structure of the type known in the Roman world as an odeon. “In most cases, such structures were used for acoustic performances. Alternatively, this may have been a structure known as a bouleuterion – the building where the city council met, in this case the council of
The reasons for this are unknown, but they may have been connected to a significant historical event, perhaps the Bar Kokhba Revolt; construction of the building may have been started, but abandoned when the revolt broke out. Additional evidence of unfinished buildings from this period has been uncovered in the past in the excavations of the Eastern Cardo in the Western Wall Plaza. Numerous findings have been unearthed in the excavations beneath Wilson’s Arch, some of which are unique, including pottery vessels, coins, architectural and architectural elements, and more. Advanced research methods from various fields were employed to uncover remains invisible to the naked eye, but only viewable through a microscope. This enables conclusions to be drawn at a level of precision that would have been impossible in the past, transforming the study of the findings at Wilson’s Arch into pioneering, cutting-edge micro-archaeological research. “Time after time the amazing archaeological findings allow our generation to actually touch the ancient history of our peo-
cient Jerusalem. The project was approved by the government in its meeting marking 50 years of the unification of Jerusalem.” “The exciting finds from the excavations beneath Wilson's Arch enhance the importance of expanding the archaeological excavations in this region, and I
hope that these finds will help push forward the general plan, so that we each get to see and be awed by Jerusalem's glorious past. “We hope to complete the excavations in Wilson's Arch and all around ancient Jerusalem with the help of high school seniors, as part of the program "I have a stone from Jerusalem.” “The exposure of finds beneath Wilson's Arch began as a joint venture between the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the IAA, in an interest to create a new tourist path in the Western Wall Tunnels,” Yuval said. “This would provide the visitor with a new perspective and exposure to the grandiose finds of recent years.” “The findings include portions of a magnificent structure from the Second Temple period, ritual baths and now the truly exceptional finds beneath Wilson's Arch. Upon completing the excavations, the IAA and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation will begin planning the preservation and presentation of the findings." According to Eliav, “This is indeed one of the most important findings in all my 30 years at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. This discovery joins many other findings uncovered in the area of the Western Wall Plaza, which together create a living historical mosaic of Jerusalem and the Western Wall for which the generations longed so powerfully.” “There is no doubt as to the immeasurably rich scientific value of the discoveries in this
area. The findings symbolize the guests from past empires that were here over the years, as opposed to the Jewish people, who held fast to this place some 3,000 years ago and have been here ever since and always. The uncovering, for the first time after some 1,700 years, of these stones from lower courses of the Western Wall is very exciting.
“In most cases, such structures were used for acoustic performances. Alternatively, this may have been a structure known as a bouleuterion – the building where the city council met, in this case the council of the roman colony of Aelia Capitolina – Roman Jerusalem.” “The Western Wall, a remnant of our Temple, and the abundant findings surrounding it, reveal thousands of years of our presence here and are a lodestone for the hundreds of thousands of people, and more, who visit the site, as we witnessed recently during the High Holy Days and Sukkot.” The dramatic discoveries will be presented to the public for the first time at the conference titled “New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Environs,” to be held this week in at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. The conference will mark 50 years of archaeological research since the city's reunification. (INN)
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Iran is Hitler with Nuclear Bomb, Says Former Shin Bet Head
MK Liberman: 'Hevron is the Pillar of Our Existence'
Imagining Hitler with a nuclear bomb is the best way to understand the Iranian threat, says former Shin Bet head Avi Dichter.
Defense Minister praises approval of 31 new housing units in Hevron as 'the realization of the Zionist vision.'
By: Yona Schnitzer
ran is a regional superpower. They see themselves not as North Korea, but as the [2,500 year old] historic Persian kingdom. That is their model, that’s what they want to become in our region,” said former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head and Member of Knesset Avi Dichter. Speaking at the 2017 International Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem Monday evening, Dichter, current chairman of Israel’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, explained what he views as Israel’s biggest security challenges with a general briefing about the unique challenges facing Israel in its war on terror. He devoted the bulk of his lecture to speaking about Iran and its nuclear capabilities. “Over the last 15-20 years, every single development in the Iranian nuclear project was revealed by the Western intelligence services, and not once did Iran put on the table that their plan was to have nuclear bombs”, Dichter said, addressing the fact that Iran has never willingly shared information about its nuclear plans, and that there is no reason to expect them to do so moving forward. Dichter spoke of two corridors in the Middle East which comprise Iran’s regional strategy: the northern corridor –
By: A7 Staff
which consists of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria – all three of which suffer from heavy Iranian involvement in each country’s in-fighting with the help of proxies such as Hezbollah; and the southern corridor – consisting of Oman and Yemen, where Iranian proxies are constantly battling Saudi-backed forces for influence. Dichter also pointed at Hamas in Gaza as an Iranian proxy, despite the former being Sunni and the latter Shiite.
‘Not Only an Israeli Problem’
“If Iran succeeds [in obtaining nuclear warheads], it will not only be an Israeli problem – other countries in the Middle East understand that Iran is developing long range missiles, that can carry nuclear warheads for a distance of up to 2500 km. Everyone knows that is twice their distance from Israel… Egypt understands they are targets, and Saudi Arabia understands they are targets, and they want to block Iran by all means.” Dichter hypothesized that should Iran obtain nuclear weapons or other “dirty” bombs, they would give them to one of their proxies, such as Hezbollah or even Hamas, and that way avoid responsibility and blame for any potential outcome. “In Israel, we assess threats by two factors – intent and capability. Their intentions are very clear. They say publicly that they
D “Iran is a regional superpower. They see themselves not as North Korea, but as the [2,500 year old] historic Persian kingdom. That is their model, that’s what they want to become in our region,” said former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head and Member of Knesset Avi Dichter.
aspire to wipe Israel out, once they get the capabilities. That’s a [serious] threat.” “Israel may be a regional superpower, but it is not a global superpower,” he continued. “Iran should be taken on as a project by the global superpowers, with America leading.” To drive his point home, Dichter told the crowd to imagine Hitler with a nuclear bomb during World War II. “That’s the best way to understand Iran,” he declared. (TPS)
Israel Suspends Plan for Building Database of US Jewish Students The initiative was reportedly to strengthen young American Jews' religious identity and support for Israel By: i24 News
he Israeli government has suspended a controversial plan to build a database identifying Jewish college and university students on campuses across the United States with the aim of bolstering their Jewish identity and strengthening their connection to Israel. The plan, initiated by the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs headed by Jewish Home party chairman Naftali Bennett, was suspended hours after it was exposed by the Haaretz daily on Sunday. The database of names was to be managed by a company called Mosaic United, which was set up by the Israeli government ministry several years ago in order to strengthen young American Jews' religious identity and support for Israel, Haaretz reported. Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, said that it was unaware of the initiative until it was approached by the paper for comment. The organization said in a
The Israeli government has suspended a controversial plan to build a database identifying Jewish college and university students on campuses across the United States with the aim of bolstering their Jewish identity and strengthening their connection to Israel.
statement that it "immediately investigated and made clear to Mosaic United our objections to this initiative." "We believe the initiative in this tender is not in the best interest of engaging American Jewish college students. Based on our objections, Mosaic United has agreed to take down the tender from its website and cancel this initiative. We appreciate Mosaic United’s swift response
to our concerns," the statement said. Mosaic United froze the initiative based on Hillel's objections, explaining that the "written tender published fails to reflect the essence of the intended project and caused undue confusion." The plan, Haaretz reported, would have involved Mosaic See Israel Suspends Plan , page 36
efense Minister Avigdor Liberman praised the approval of 31 new housing units in Hevron Monday. "I have a great personal commitment to the Jewish settlement in Hevron in particular and to the the settlement in Judea and Samaria in general, and we are acting responsibly to increase settlement. We are doing this wisely in spite of the pressure and the objections," Liberman said. "Hevron is one of the pillars of our existence as a people and a nation, and building it is the realization of the Zionist vision," added the defense minister. The Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration issued 31 building permits Monday for a planned housing project in the Jewish community of Hevron, the first permits for new Jewish construction in the ancient city in decades. The Civil Administration’s licensing subcommittee issued the permits for a planned neighborhood dubbed the ‘Hezekiah quarter’ of Hevron. Despite the issuing of the permits, the new housing project still faces a number of hurdles before construction may begin. The Arab municipality of Hevron declared it would petition the Supreme Court against the housing project, claiming that
The Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration issued 31 building permits Monday for a planned housing project in the Jewish community of Hevron, the first permits for new Israeli construction in the ancient city in decades.
"Hevron is one of the pillars of our existence as a people and a nation, and building it is the realization of the Zionist vision” – MK Avigdor Liberman
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See MK Liberman: 'Hevron , page 37
Israel Advances Plans for 1,292 New Homes for Settlers in Judea & Samaria Edited by: JV Staff
sraeli authorities on Tuesday advanced plans for 1,292 settler homes in the West Bank, in a new push by the government for such approvals, according to an AFP report. The approvals came after government officials pledged a major boost in settlement home approvals this year, with President Donald Trump so far much less critical of such plans than his predecessor Barack Obama. The left-wing NGO “Peace Now” reported the approvals by a committee overseeing settlement construction in the West Bank. A list provided by the NGO showed homes to be offered in a number of locations across the territory, including 146 in Nokdim, a southern West Bank settlement near Bethlehem where Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman lives. Hagit Ofran of Peace Now said further approvals were likely on Wednesday, with more than 2,000 units expected to be on the agenda over the course of the two-day meeting. "They are all over the West Bank," spokeswoman Hagit Ofran said. She said further ap-
The Jewish settlement of Kokhav Yaakov, north of Ramallah
provals were expected to come on Wednesday. They are part of nearly 4,000 settler home plans to be advanced in the West Bank under a push to greatly boost settlement growth, an Israeli official has said. Separately on Monday, an Israeli committee approved permits for 31 settler homes in Hebron, the first such green light for the flashpoint West Bank city since 2002. Several hundred Israeli settlers live in the heart of Hebron under heavy military guard among some 200,000 Palestinians. The Hebron units are to be
built on Shuhada Street, formerly an important market street leading to a holy site where the biblical Abraham is believed to have been buried. The street is now largely closed off to Palestinians. Settlement building in the West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem is not recognized by the international community. It is also seen as a major obstacle to peace as the settlements are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state. Israel took heavy criticism on settlement construction from Obama's administration, See Israel Advances Plans , page 38
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Report: Israel Was Involved in Unearthing Likud MK to Propose Bill Preventing Russian Cyber-Espionage in US Investigations of Sitting Prime Ministers By: i24 News
By: Andrew Friedman
srael unearthed attempts from within a global civilian cyber security company to steal United States government secrets for Russia, The New York Times reported last Wednesday. Last month the US government ordered all its branches to remove any software from Russian-based cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab, accusing the firm of ties to Moscow's intelligence apparatus. The company vigorously denied the allegations. On Wednesday the Times reported that the US was tipped off about the company by Israel -- which had itself hacked Kaspersky and was monitoring its activities in real time. Israel observed attempts by Russian government hackers to piggyback on Kaspersky's some
I Last month the US government ordered all its branches to remove any software from Russian-based cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab, accusing the firm of ties to Moscow's intelligence apparatus
20-plus government clients to hunt for classified American intelligence programs, the report claimed. In 2015, Kaspersky revealed in a public report that it had
The Moscow-based company, whose range of products are reportedly used by around 400 million people globally, said it was not responsible for the alleged cyber-espionage.
discovered an intruder lurking in its systems, but Wednesday was the first time that Israel was definitively named as the culprit. The Times cited multiple sources for their account, but did not state whether they were Israeli, American or of another nationality. The Moscow-based company, whose range of products are reportedly used by around 400 million people globally, said it was not responsible for the alleged cyber-espionage. “Kaspersky Lab has never helped, nor will help, any govSee Report: Israel Was Involved , page 36
srael suffers from an inexplicable drive to bring down leaders, a Likud MK said Monday, and has prevented prime ministers from fully focusing on the job of leading the country for the past 20 years. “Every prime minister for the past 20 years has been investigated,” MK Dudi Amsallem told Army Radio. “I think it’s a problem – as soon as a leader is elected, attempts begin to bring him down. It’s absurd.” To address the issue, Amsallem says he will table a bill this week in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation to prohibit the investigation of a sitting prime minister on charges of bribery, fraud, or breach of trust. Supporters of the measure include Coalition Whip MK David Bitan, a close ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Others, however, have opposed the measure as little more than a cynical attempt by Likud lawmakers to protect a Likud prime minister who is embroiled in multiple corruption investigations. Notably, not all opposition to the bill have come from political rivals: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, a former cabinet secretary and a long-time Netanyahu confidant, has criticized the move. But Amsallem said the mea-
“Every prime minister for the past 20 years has been investigated,” MK Dudi Amsallem told Army Radio. “I think it’s a problem – as soon as a leader is elected, attempts begin to bring him down. It’s absurd.”
sure is necessary in order to address an Israeli phenomenon that does not occur in any other democracy, one that means either that Israeli leaders are unusually corrupt, or that there is an unusual drive to bring them down. “Do you think the whole world is full of pure, righteous people, and only the Land of Israel is full of thieves and corruption? I think that’s pretty unlikely,” Amsallem said. Should the bill become law – Coalition chairman Bitan told Channel 2 news Sunday that the government will move to push the measure forward over the next few weeks – there has been
speculation that it could spur Netanyahu to call a flash election in order to thwart ongoing investigations into two corruption allegations. It would almost certainly face legal challenges. Legal sources claim that postponing the investigations of sitting prime ministers, as the bill seeks to do, would cause inequality in law enforcement and generate a message that the prime minister is above the law. Amsallem rejected that idea out-of-hand, saying the new measure would not apply to investigations started before the See Likud MK to Propose , page 37
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WSJ Reporter is Latest Victim of Turkey’s Tyranny
urkey and its prime minister, Tayyip Er- world. Evidently anyone Erdogan's regime doesn't dogan, have made news since his election see eye to eye with is in danger of being jailed. This to that seat in 2014. But how many of us is a sign of dictatorship gone wild. Thankfully, know the real history of modern Turkey, Ms. Albayrak, while being prosecuted and found its religions and where it stands now on such mat- guilty in absentia, is securely ensconced in New ters as Israel and worldwide terrorism? It sits at the York. But who knows how safe she'll be with the vital crossroads between Europe and Asia. Once agents of Turkey all over our country under the dominated by Christians under Roman Emperor guise of being tourists, businesspeople or memConstantine I, the country eventually fell in the bers of that nation's ambassadorial team? And just last year, the Turkish government Middle Ages to the Muslims with its major city Constantinople renamed "Istanbul" to remove cracked down harshly on political opponents, any vestige of Christianity from the land. Turkey's firing over 15,000 civil servants and closing down 375 non-politically population now is correct organiza99% Muslim. And tions including nine it is leaning more news outlets. Earand more, under its lier they had fired current leadership over 100,000 public to becoming Islamist workers, includand hostile to Israel ing police officers, and the West. teachers and milThere is currently itary for what the a crackdown in Turauthorities said were key on free speech connections to a and any opposition failed military coup to the government against the Erdogan run by Prime Minregime. All in all, ister Erdogan. Most we're witnessing a recently, a Turkish dangerous situation court falsely conwith Turkey being victed Wall Street a major military Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak of A Turkish court last week sentenced Wall Street Journal nation within the establishpropagandizing on reporter Ayla Albayrak to two years, one month in prison NATO behalf of an out- on charges of engaging in terrorist propaganda in support ment. If you recall Turkey was working lawed Kurdish terror of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). behind scenes to group. She was accused and prosecuted for quoting some members support the Gaza Flotilla that was prevented by of the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Group which Israeli forces from landing at Gaza with huge milis considered by the government as being part of itary supplies for the Hamas. What would the situation had been like if Turthe Kurdish group, PKK. She was on a dangerous journalist's mission to get the story about the bit- key, a NATO member state, had declared war ter fighting in a remote Kurdish city under siege on Israel for its attack on the Flotilla? Would the by government forces. She interviewed all sides other member nations have had the responsibilfor her newspaper and to all accounts did her job ity to stand and fight alongside Turkey? Confuas a newspaper woman. It was fair and as objective sion reigns in that explosive region of the world where the forces of Radical Islam are rearing their as possible. But under the current repressive atmosphere ugly heads to fight the Western world. Hopefully, created by Mr. Erdogan, democracy in that na- the nations of the free world will keep an eye on tion is slowly sliding down the cliff to not only to Turkey and its seemingly irrational leader, Tayyip censorship but into the abyss of totalitarianism Erdogan to ensure that area does not explode..... already well established throughout the Islamic any further.
Hollywood, Hypocrisy & Harvey
hile the slime from the seemingly never ending Weinstein revelations ooze out to cover our print and news media we watch in horror as other equally viscous, foul smelling tales inundate us, leading to what amateur psychologists such as those in our old junior high classes might have labeled as, "The world going nutso!" We have had to deal with the Las Vegas shootings, the Kaepernick kneeling chronology, the North Korea threat, the drug overdose epidemic, the constant attacks on President Trump, which include the false claims of thousands of forthcoming deaths due to the revoking or dismantling of ObamaCare, the natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the wildfires in California all part of the hysteria over the theory of manmade global warming can make one shut off the TV, cancel newspaper subscriptions and just lock the front door to refuse to have anything to do with the outside world. Let's focus on one of these to lessen the pain. We'll concentrate on Harvey Weinstein. Sadly, this creepy, crawling criminal is of Jewish descent. He named his Miramax corporation after his parents Miriam and Max. That's the last moral thing he did. After that it was all downhill with monstrous profits and power which he used to cover his maniacal crimes against women. He was and probably still is and will be a sexual predator whose hatred for women was evidenced by his physical attacks on them using his incredible wealth and entertainment industry status as the means to utilize women, many already stars in their own right as mere tools for his own purposes. And his goal was not to exact sexual pleasures from these encounters. His actions were more to
show his extreme control over them as virtual slaves and to prove as well, his virtual immunity from being prosecuted as a criminal pervert and as a ghoulish predator. He had the whole entertainment industry, the media and the politicians in the palm of his hand. He paid off the Manhattan District Attorney to lay off of him. Democrats, from those ensconced in the White House down, were eating out of his hand. He could do no wrong. The women glitteratti crawled over him at any and all awards ceremonies. And that included some of his own victims, as well. When the NYT came out recently with the explosive charges of his vast crimes against women, many in the movie industry said, "We knew it all along!" "He did it to me!" "It was accepted as normal. You know, the casting-couch interview." But we ask merely, where were the Women's Libbers who were part and parcel of the sex acts themselves or merely lookers on? And why did it take 6 days for Hillary Clinton to chime in stating her horror at the "exposure" of these facts? Didn't her Secret Service shomrim not tell her of Weinstein's background when she was still in the WH and when she accepted tens of thousands of his stained dollars for her campaigns? Why the feigned horror-struck facial and verbal expressions of revulsion from those who well knew of his sexual exploitation of women? All we can say is that hypocrisy reigns among the high and mighty in the entertainment industry and in the hallowed halls where our politicians slink in to wish away the plights of their constituents. Perhaps in the future, we'll all follow the rule, "If you see something, say something!" Do that even if it hurts.
OCTOBER 20, 2017
Letters to the Editor Repeal & Replace, or Analyze & Improve? Dear Editor: Having watched and read endless debates about healthcare, I would like to take the liberty to bring up two points: A. It seems fair and logical to make health insurance mandatory for everyone, including young people. This is for two reasons: 1. A young person can also get sick or, for example, suffer a car accident. By design, insurance is financial protection in case something bad happens. Without insurance, emergency room services are very expensive and must be paid by taxpayers. 2. When a healthy young person pays for insurance, they help their elderly parents and grandparents by preventing the need for insurance companies to overcharge elderly and sick people. Isn’t that a noble thing to do?
I hope young people are "aware" that eventually they will become elderly themselves. B. Obamacare has been in effect since 2010. It has been tested through seven years of application, which has revealed its negative and positive (yes also positive) aspects. In addition to the negative aspects of the proposed new healthcare plan, which are clear even before its inception, the proposed plan still has to pass the test of practical use. So instead of repealing and replacing the existing plan, wouldn’t it be reasonable for congress to create a committee of experts (unbiased experts) to promptly analyze and suggest improvements to the health care plan presently in effect? Sincerely
Is Weinstein a Victim of Hypocrisy? Dear Editor: Before Hollywood could invent moving pictures, klieg lights, "talkies," zooms lenses, director's chairs, technicolor or the Oscar, they had to invent the casting couch first. This innovation proved so successful it quickly became the centerpiece in every producer’s office and a fixture at every studio. Legend has it there were twice as many casting couches as producers back in the day. Every nubile blond stepping out of a shower and onto a bus for Hollywood Blvd. knew the script by heart. Many understood it was the most important “audition” they would ever have in their career - if they were to have a career at all. And truth be told, many of the girls
loved the part, and couldn't get enough! So why the big deal about Harvey Weinstein? Alas, poor Harvey was born too late to fit into the romantic mold of classic skirt chasers like Charlie Chaplin, Roberto Rossellini, Howard Hughes, D.W. Griffith and other pioneers of the settee. Let's face it, Harvey had the misfortune of coming up in the 60s and 70s, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and vengeful feminism. So instead of being revered with a wink and a nod, Harvey has fallen victim to that other great Hollywood creation: epic liberal hypocrisy. Sincerely
Dan Friedman NYC
New Bus Terminal at the Port Authority? Dear Editor: The bus has still not left the gate "Port Authority to Explore Rebuilding Bus Terminal" (Ilana Slyance — October 2). Only $3.5 billion is provided under the $32 billion 2017 - 2026 Port Authority Capital Plan toward construction of the new $10 billion 42nd Street PA Bus Terminal. Initiation of another planning study for $70 million is just the first down payment. How many more years will it take to complete this study, environmental review process, preliminary along with final design and engineering? It is wishful thinking that the Port Authority can count on $6.5 billion in future federal funding to make up the difference. Don't be surprised in waiting until the next Port Authority 2027 - 2036 Capital Plan before a complete $10 billion or more funding package is in place. This is necessary to support awarding construction contracts. The Port Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit, NYC Department of Transportation and other transportation agencies are counting on the same US Department of Transportation Federal Transit or Federal Highway Administration to help provide
billions toward the $29 billion Gateway Tunnel, $10 billion Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel and $6 billion Phase Two Second Avenue Subway among many others. The Port Authority should learn from their mistakes. The World Trade Center PATH Station costs doubled from $2 billion to $4 billion. It took 15 years after 9/11 to complete this project. How long it will take for a new mid-town bus terminal? The estimated costs are already $10 billion (with no design and engineering for validation) and no real anticipated completion date. The Port Authority reminds me of the character Wimpy who famously said "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." Tuesday may never come for commuters and taxpayers who use and are looking for a new 42nd Street Bus Terminal within their lifetime along with neighbors desiring a cleaner environment. Sincerely,
Larry Penner (Larry Penner is a transportation historian and advocate who previously worked 31 years for the US Deparatment of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office.)
No Double Standard on Sexual Harassment Dear Editor: U.N. chief António Guterres should remove a U.N. official who was detained by police and handcuffed after he groped a woman in a Manhattan bar early last Sunday. Sudanese diplomat Hassan Salih, who in May was elected vice-chair of the U.N. committee that oversees the work of 4,500 human rights NGOs, grabbed the 23-year-old victim’s buttocks and breast while dancing at Third Avenue’s Bar None around 2:25 a.m., reported the New York Post. While police were interviewing the U.N. vicechair and his victim, he tried to escape, so police handcuffed Salih and put him in a police cruiser, sources said. But Salih invoked dip-
lomatic immunity, and was allowed to go free after police confirmed he worked at the United Nations. "If a man accused of sexual assault should be allowed to continue overseeing hundreds of human rights groups that defend the rights of women, this will cast a shadow upon the reputation of the U.N. as a whole," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organization. "It's the fox guarding the chickens," said Neuer. Sincerely
OCTOBER 20, 2017
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Why the Media Covered for Harvey Weinstein Hillary, Michelle Obama and Planned Parenthood’s wonderful friend By: Daniel Greenfield
veryone knew Harvey Weinstein was a bad guy. The bloated, greasy movie mogul slimed his way through countless ballrooms, suites and restaurants trailing lies, threats and promises. But he had the right politics. At the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, honoring Hillary Clinton, the recently defeated candidate, drinks named “Toxic Masculinity” were being served. Also on the scene was Harvey Weinstein. And Harvey had his thick wallet open to the tune of $100K for the abortion organization. Harvey was sitting with Hillary. Not to mention Meryl Streep and Shonda Rimes. The A-list celebs in attendance knew exactly what and who Harvey was. His habits were no secret. If you look carefully enough at certain TV shows and movies, they are referenced and winked at. (The FOX TV series Action depicted the Weinsteins as the predatory Rothsteins.) But his money was good. And his connections were even better. The intersection of media, entertainment and politics climaxed with CNN giving Harvey Weinstein an hour to interview Bill Clinton in the ’12 election season. Does anyone even need to ask why nobody would run the
neglected for decades to write about it." Not everyone knew. If everynameless “us” until he was no story? The myth is that Harvey has longer in a position to support body knew, they would have written about it. Wouldn’t they? been outed and exposed because us. Meryl Streep is innocent beThat’s quite a comedown progressive politics is making us better people. Tell that to the from the Golden Globes and cause the media is innocent. It’s attendees sipping “Toxic Mas- her infamous line, “I’d like to a neat mutual alibi. And it must culinity” cocktails while Harvey thank my agent and God, Har- be innocent because the alternative is unthinkable. Either sat with Hillary: a predator with vey Weinstein.” the wife of another predator whose specialty including covering up his sexual abuses. Harvey fell because his influence had slipped. The New York Times had the story in ’04 and buried it. But back then Harvey came packing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Good luck finding anything Harvey’s got in theaters now that you can name. His slate tells the story. Sequels to Shakespeare in Love, Sin City, Kill Bill and even Fahrenheit 11/9, a desperate Moore hit piece against President Trump. Daniel Greenfield writes: “Harvey never needed sequels when Harvey never needed sequels he was at the top of his game. The New York Times brought when he was at the top of his down the hammer when it was safe and when it didn’t need game. The New York Times him anymore. That’s what it’s about. It’s why Meryl Streep brought down the hammer waited until Harvey had been fired from his own company when it was safe and when it to put out a statement denouncing him. The "disgraceful didn’t need him anymore. That’s news" had "appalled" her and "those of us whose work he what it’s about. championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he It’s why Meryl Streep wait- supported." ed until Harvey had been fired "Not everybody knew," Streep Streep or her pals are innocent. from his own company to put out a statement denouncing insists. And you can practical- Or when Hillary and Meryl him. The "disgraceful news" had ly hear her trademark stilted were guzzling “Toxic Mascu"appalled" her and "those of us enunciation in the lines. "If ev- linity” cocktails with Harvey to whose work he championed, erybody knew, I don’t believe celebrate Planned Parenthood, and those whose good and wor- that all the investigative report- they knew. And there was a conspiracy of ers in the entertainment and the thy causes he supported." But they didn’t appall that hard news media would have silence.
“Such was the power of Harvey Weinstein in 2000 that despite the dozens of camera flashes that went off on that sidewalk that night, capturing the sight of an enormously famous film executive trying to pound in the head of a young newspaper reporter, I have never once seen a photo,” a New York Magazine writer recollects. You can find copies of that photo right next to Obama’s Khalidi tape and all the other news that’s unfit to print. Some things go on the front page. Others end up inside the media’s impenetrable vault. The activists behind the investigative videos that nearly brought down Planned Parenthood are on trial in California. Did Attorney General Xavier Becerra show any interest in Harvey’s shenanigans? Xavier was on stage with Harvey when the latter was promoting another of his gimmicks. Because it’s not about “toxic masculinity” or “sexism”. It’s about power. And power is inherently corrupting. It’s inherently corrupting when it’s being wielded by white men or black women, by gay or straight, by street corner pimps or by big donors to Planned Parenthood. Power always punches down. That’s what the left refuses to admit. It demands unlimited power. And then when you turn over a rock, a Harvey Weinstein, a Bill Clinton or a Ted Kennedy comes crawling out. Behind all the virtue signaling, is unlim-
ited vice. And the more virtue signaling you see, the more vice is rotting underneath. In ’15, the Weinstein Company was peddling “The Hunting Ground”: a discredited documentary pushing fake statistics and alarmism about campus sexual assaults. Meanwhile the real “hunting ground” was in Harvey’s hotel room. That same year, Lauren O’Connor, a Weinstein employee, had written a memo warning about Harvey’s abuses, and a model had accused him of groping her. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance chose not to prosecute and got a major donation from Weinstein’s lawyer. That’s just the way it goes. In ’12, Harvey Weinstein hosted a fundraiser for Obama at his Manhattan place (presumably the $14.9 million eight bedroom townhouse) and then another at his Westport estate (possibly the 1.9 acre estate next door to a place rented by the Clintons.) The co-hosts were Aaron Sorkin and Anne Hathaway. Malia Obama got a prized internship with the Weinstein Company. Michelle praised Harvey as a “wonderful human being” and a “good friend”. Now Michelle, Meryl, Hillary and the gang will put on their shocked faces. But why bother? Harvey used power the way that Bill Clinton and the Kennedys did. Leftist heroes have See Why the Media , page 36
Hail to the Chief! – Adopting a Robust Approach Towards America’s Enemies By: Ari Lieberman
ast week the Trump administration initiated a series of hard-hitting measures aimed at putting the enemies of the United States on notice that it would no longer be business as usual at the White House. No longer would the United States allow itself to be subjected to indignities with impunity. There would now be a heavy price to pay for attempts to subvert the interests of the United States and its allies. On October 10, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales, announced that the United States would be placing bounties of $7 million and $5 million respectively on the heads of two senior Hezbollah members Talal Hamiyah and Fu’ad Shukr. Hamiyah is the organization’s commander for overseas terror operations which target U.S. and Israeli interests. Shukr is a senior Hezbollah commander who has taken an active role in perpetrating atrocities in Syria and was also involved in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, which resulted in the deaths of 241 service members. Sales also directed criticism against countries which absurdly make distinction between Hezbollah’s political and military wings. He bluntly stated that Hezbollah has no political organization and the group in its entirety is “rotten to its core.”
The new robust approach vis-à-vis Hezbollah is refreshing and stands in marked contrast with the way the Obama administration dealt with the notorious terrorist organization. In its zeal to strike a bargain with Iran and maintain détente with the world’s premier state sponsor of international terrorism, the Obama administration treated the Iranian proxy terror arm with kid gloves. In September 2016, former secretary of state John Kerry met with Syrian opposition members and tried to convince them to focus their energies on ISIS while steering clear of Hezbollah. During the exchange with the oppositionists he blurted, “Hezbollah is not plotting against us.” It was a shocking display of abject ignorance underscored by the fact that barely nine months later, the U.S. Justice Department announced the arrest of two Hezbollah operatives in New York and Michigan, who were plotting to carry out terror attacks against the United States. Two days after Sales’ press conference, the State Department announced that it would be withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The decision was made only after UNESCO, led by its Muslim bloc, passed a series of ludicrous and pernicious resolutions aimed at severing the Jewish (and Christian) nexus to holy sites in Israel and ter-
short span that she’s been at her post, she has scored impressive results and changed the tenor at the body. In fact, the U.S. announcement to withdraw from UNESCO may have had a positive influence on a crucial vote for the leadership of UNESCO the following day. After several voting rounds, two candidates for UNESCO’s Director-General spot emerged – France’s Audrey Azoulay, who is also of Jewish descent, and Qatar’s rabidly anti-Semitic Hamad Bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari. Azoulay was a dark horse but surprisingly prevailed over her anti-Semitic rival by a vote of 30-28. Divisions within the Arab world no doubt worked in Azoulay’s favor; the Saudis and their allies despise Qatar. Nevertheless, the State Department’s announcement likely jolted some of UNESCO’s members The deal allows the Iranians up to 24 days to sanitize a site into voting for the saner choice. slated for inspection. Moreover, other Iranian military sites, like It is too early to tell what effect, the highly opaque Parchin facility (pictured above) where if any, Azoulay will have on Iran conducts its most secretive experiments, are off limits to UNESCO but the U.S. decision international inspectors. to withdraw does not go into as the “Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque” tion issued by the Internation- effect until the end of Decemand a “Palestinian site.” This de- al Council of Monuments and ber giving the State Department spite the fact that even Muslims Sites highlighting a number of some time to assess whether had always historically regard- problems with the proposed UNESCO will alter its mendacious, anti-Israel, agenda-driven ed Rachel’s Tomb as a revered UNESCO resolution. The move to withdraw from trajectory. Jewish site. But UNESCO’s outThe day after the State Derages and historical mendacity UNESCO was spearheaded didn’t end there. In July, the by Nikki Haley, Trump’s in- partment served notice of its body designated the burial site defatigable U.N. ambassador. intent to withdraw from UNEof Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Unlike her Obama-appointed SCO, Trump delivered a speech Rebecca and Leah – the Tomb predecessors, Haley has taken in which he announced that he of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs a proactive approach in dealing could no longer certify Iran’s – as an endangered “Palestinian with UN’s inherent anti-Isra- compliance with the so-called Heritage Site” ignoring the fact el, anti-Western biases. In the Joint Comprehensive Plan of ritories administered by Israel. The multiple resolutions Islamicized Jewish and Christian holy sites. They referred to Jerusalem as “occupied territory” while the Rachel’s Tomb, a site revered by Jews world over for over 3,000 years, was referred to
that while the site was under Muslim rule, Muslim guards refused Jewish worshipers entry beyond the seventh step leading to site’s entrance. The July resolution was particularly egregious because it disregarded a recommenda-
Action, also known as the Iran deal. He noted a litany of Iranian transgressions since the execution of the JCPOA which violated both the letter and spirit of the agreement. Trump also announced that he had instructed his Treasury Department to institute new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, its agents and affiliates. Since much of Iran’s economy is controlled or utilized by the IRGC, such a sanctions regimen would have teeth. The Trump administration wants to re-negotiate aspects of the deal which work heavily in Iran’s favor. The deal in its current form contains a sunset clause in which key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program expire, providing the Islamic Republic with a legal pathway toward producing nuclear bombs. Essentially, Obama kicked the can down the road and irresponsibly placed the very real prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran in the hands of the next administration. Trump understandably wants to dispense with sunset clauses and wants to transform the deal into something more permanent. He also wants a more verifiable inspection regimen. The deal allows the Iranians up to 24 days to sanitize a site slated for inspection. Moreover, other Iranian military sites, like the highly opaque Parchin facility, where Iran conducts its most secretive See Hail to the Chief , page 36
The Jewish Voice
OCTOBER 20, 2017
President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now By: Alan M. Dershowitz
he State Department announced on Thursday that the United States would be withdrawing from the UN agency UNESCO. The U.S. agency citied financial reasons, the need for reform and the body's "continuing anti-Israel bias." President Trump's decision to leave UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – as of December 31, 2018, was an appropriate foreign policy decision that will hopefully prompt a much-needed rethink of the United Nations, its purpose and practices. It will also send a strong message to the Palestinians that statehood cannot be achieved on the basis of UN resolutions alone, and that the only way forward is to engage in direct negotiations with Israel, during which mutual sacrifices will be required. In the aftermath of WWII, the intended goal of the Paris-based UN body was a noble one: to promote basic freedoms and security through international collaboration on education, science and cultural projects. UNESCO-sponsored projects focused on literacy, vocational training, equal access to basic education and preservation of human rights and historical sites are indeed praiseworthy. In practice, however, the 195-member body – with its automatic anti-Israel majority that
exists in every institution of the UN – has become a springboard for Jew hatred and the rewriting of history. To be sure, UNESCO is far from the only UN agency regularly to single out Israel for reproach. Yet, its anti-Israel adoptions have been abhorrent even by the low standards established by the broader multilateral institution. Consider a resolution introduced in May, which denied Israel – and the Jewish people's – legal and historic ties to the city of Jerusalem, including its holiest sites. It called the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron – considered the resting place of the Jewish Patriarchs and Matriarchs – and Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem, "Palestinian sites." Shamefully, this vote was deliberately held on Israel's Independence Day. Only two months later, the cultural body convened in Krakow, Poland – a city soaked in Jewish blood – and declared the city of Hebron, holy to Jews, an endangered Palestinian heritage site. Even for some of the harshest critics of Israel, this historical ignorance is sometimes too much to swallow. In October 2016, for example, when UNESCO passed a resolution denying Israel's connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall – referring to them only by their Muslin names – UNESCO chief, Irina Bokov (whose intentions and motivations are themselves often curious) questioned the
text of the Arab-sponsored resolution on Jerusalem. This egregious distortion of history is not particularly surprising when considering the
In fact, a representative of the regime of Syrian dictator and mass murderer Bashar al-Assad sits on a UNESCO human rights committee.
"UNESCO paid tribute to mass murderer Che Guevara, elected Syria to its human rights committee, and created prizes named after the dictators of Bahrain and Equatorial Guinea, whose ruler Obiang says God empowered him to kill whomever he wants. UNESCO has a noble founding mission, but that has been completely hijacked by the world's worst tyrannies and supporters of terror." – Hillel Neuer of UN Watch
anti-Semitic political culture that has come to underpin UNESCO, particularly since 2011, when it became the first UN agency to admit the Palestinians as a full member. Hillel Neuer of the watchdog organization, UN Watch, noted that between 2009-2014 the cultural body has adopted 46 resolutions against Israel, yet only one on Syria and none on Iran, Sudan, North Korea, or any of the other known violators of human rights around the world.
Neuer further highlights this double standard: "UNESCO paid tribute to mass murderer Che Guevara, elected Syria to its human rights committee, and created prizes named after the dictators of Bahrain and Equatorial Guinea, whose ruler Obiang says God empowered him to kill whomever he wants. UNESCO has a noble founding mission, but that has been completely hijacked by the world's worst tyrannies and supporters of terror."
This is not the first time that the United States has pulled out of the hypocritical UN cultural body. Under President Reagan in 1984, the United States walked away from UNESCO owing to financial mismanagement and "hostility toward the basic institutions of a free society." It was only in 2002 that President G.W Bush re-joined the body and stated that the United States wanted to "participate fully in its mission to advance human rights, tolerance and learning." But this vision was upturned when President Obama halted funding to the UN body in 2011 (US funding at the time accounted for one-fifth of UNESCO's budget) when Palestine was accepted as a full member. This original level of financial support has not been restored and the cultural body has since missed out on close to $600 million of American funding. Among the reasons are that by withdrawing from UNESCO – again – President Trump is sending a powerful message to the international community: the United States will no longer tolerate international organizations that serve as forums for Jew-bashing. This important message was encapsulated in a powerful statement made by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley: "The purpose of UNESCO is a good one. Unfortunately, its extreme politicization has become a chronic embarrassment...US taxpayers
should no longer be on the hook to pay for policies that are hostile to our values and make a mockery of justice and common sense." The political thinker Charles de Montesquieu famously said: "There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." It is precisely because UNESCO purports to be a cultural and educational body that its false credibility masks its pervasive bigotry. On Friday afternoon it was announced that former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay – a Jewish woman – was elected as UNESCO Chief. Azoulay said that "UNESCO is going through a profound crisis" but that she hopes to fix it from within. I hope she succeeds in this mission. I hope she can turn UNESCO from an organization that promotes bigotry in the false name of culture, into one that opposes all forms of bigotry. Given the nature of its voting membership, this will not be easy, but with pressure from the U.S., it may have a chance of succeeding. Perhaps then the U.S. will maintain its membership in and financial support for UNESCO. (GATESTONE INSTITUTE) Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School and author of, "Trumped Up! How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy," which is now available.
ISIS on the Run After 8 Years of Failed Strategy By: Joseph Klein
ast week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that ISIS’s "fraudulent caliphate in Iraq and Syria is on the brink of being completely extinguished," and credited "an aggressive new strategy led by the president." President Trump trusted his military to carry out a robust strategy to quickly eliminate ISIS’s control of territories from which it could plan and direct terrorist attacks worldwide. As Defense Secretary Jim Mattis explained last May, "First, he delegated authority to the right level to aggressively and in a timely manner move against enemy vulnerabilities. Secondly, he directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS." Former President Barack Obama had allowed the ISIS cancer to metastasize in the first place, leading to the killing, maiming, kidnapping and sexual enslavement of many thousands of innocent men, women and children. That is because Obama initially considered ISIS a “J.V. team” and then failed to prosecute a meaningful counter-strategy to quickly eliminate the ISIS scourge before its killing machine could become a regional and then a global threat. There has been huge slaughter and a global security threat
unleashed thanks to Obama's handling of ISIS, and the reverse of that trend under President Trump. When Obama left office in January 2017, after years of ISIS expansion and atrocities, the ISIS threat was finally beginning to recede in his slow war of attrition. However, ISIS still held on to significant territories in Iraq and Syria. While Obama slow rolled the fight against ISIS under overly restrictive rules of engagement that centralized tactical decision-making in the White House, President Trump has taken the gloves off. As commander-in-chief, he set the overall strategy and trusted his military to carry out their battle plans in the field with minimum interference and second-guessing. As a result, ISIS is finally on the run. ISIS territory has been reclaimed at a faster rate under President Trump than under Obama, with nearly a third of the territory taken by ISIS in Iraq and Syria since 2014 recovered during the first six months of the Trump administration. ISIS is on the verge of losing any remnant of control it has clung to in Raqqa, its de facto capital in Syria, since being largely routed from there last month. Earlier this month, ISIS lost control of its last major urban stronghold in Iraq, Hawija. Monthly revenue for ISIS in Iraq and Syria dropped about 49 percent from the third quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017.
In Syria, where the six-yearold civil war has claimed about 500,000 lives, civilian deaths decreased during the first half of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016 -- from 6567 to 5381, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. In
and morph by 2014 into the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State (i.e., ISIS). Obama did nothing as ISIS expanded its tentacles in Iraq and Syria. The same month in 2014 that ISIS seized Falluja, a city in Anbar Province, Iraq, and parts of
Iraqi special forces in heavy combat action against ISIS
June 2016, 1271 civilians were killed as compared to 848 civilians in June 2017. Thus, as the Trump administration was fighting ISIS more aggressively, while at the same time punishing the Syrian regime for its chemical attack in contrast to the Obama administration’s passivity, civilian deaths in Syria were actually dropping. ISIS’s rise all started when, against military advice, Obama precipitously removed all U.S. combat troops from Iraq in 2011, creating a vacuum which allowed the defeated remnants of al Qaeda in Iraq to regroup
Ramadi, the province's capital, is when Obama dismissed ISIS as akin to a “J.V. team.” By that time, ISIS had controlled “more than 34,000 square miles in Syria and Iraq, from the Mediterranean coast to south of Baghdad,” according to figures cited by CNN. In June 2014, ISIS took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Finally, Obama began to take notice and ordered limited air strikes against ISIS, initially in Iraq and then in Syria. He said the goal was to work with a global coalition to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the mil-
itants. However, a year later, at a news conference held on June 8, 2015 following a G-7 summit meeting in Germany, Obama admitted that “we don’t have, yet, a complete strategy” to confront the threat posed by ISIS. Moreover, Obama continued to deny that ISIS fighters were inspired by their Islamist ideology. At a prayer breakfast in February 2015, Obama sought to deflect attention from ISIS’s religiously motivated atrocities by referring to the centuries old Crusades and the Inquisition. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place,” Obama said, “remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.” Instead of castigating Christians for long ago events and engaging in moral relativism, Obama should have spent his time and attention devising an effective strategy to combat the genocide against Christians and other religious minorities inflicted in the name of Islam during his watch. Yet he could not even bring himself to utter the words “Islamic terrorism.” While Obama fiddled, the Middle East was burning. ISIS targeted religious minorities with forced conversions, expulsions, death or captivity, particularly Christians. ISIS made its anti-Christian intentions clear
in its magazine Dabiq: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted.” A report dated March 9, 2016 submitted to former Secretary of State John Kerry by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians, entitled Genocide against Christians in the Middle East, laid out the particulars of the horrors ISIS was inflicting upon the dwindling Christian population. The report cited, for example, an estimate by Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart of Aleppo, placing “the number of Christians kidnapped and/or killed in his city as in the hundreds, with as many as ‘thousands’ killed throughout Syria.” In 2011, there were approximately 1,250,000 Christians in Syria. There were less than 500,000 in 2016. Some of those Christians not killed by ISIS have been forced to pay a tax to the Islamic terrorists. ISIS has also destroyed churches and Christian shrines. However, Obama never sought to protect Christians who were being massacred and displaced. Indeed, he sharply criticized the suggestion that persecuted Christians be given preference for admission as refugees. He said that “when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who's fleeing from a war-torn counSee ISIS on the Run After , page 37
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom Safety, religious bias, sexualization of the classroom are factors bolstering school-choice argument By: Ali Meyer
n his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school performance data to show that public schools are failing, there are many other equally important reasons to support it.
The United Educators of San Francisco, a teachers' union, created an anti-Trump lesson plan and distributed it to 6,000 members. In the lesson plan, Trump was labeled a "racist and sexist man" and included only reports from left-wing sources such as Mother Jones "Many parents, for example, are rightly concerned about the growing politicization of the classroom," Izumi explains. "Far from being mere anecdotal incidents—and there are lot of those— political bias is becoming systemic in public school systems and has turned many public schools into indoctrination centers for progressive ideologies and causes." For example, the United Educators of San Francisco, a teachers' union, created an anti-Trump lesson plan and distributed it to 6,000 members. In the lesson plan, Trump was labeled a "racist and sexist man" and included only reports from left-wing sources such as Mother Jones. Teachers were instructed to tell students, "we will keep fighting" and
"we must and will fight for justice against an unjust system and an unjust people." Izumi also cites the example of Yvette Felarca, a teacher at a middle school in Berkeley, Calif., who is the leader of By Any Means Necessary, which was described as a militant, radical group that uses violence to spread its message. "Felarca reportedly shoved a man to the ground at a demonstration in Sacramento," Izumi explains. "The brawl resulted in seven people being stabbed. Felarca told the Mercury News that the First Amendment should not protect speech with which she disagrees and that she labels ‘hate speech.'" Izumi says that following these actions, parents were outraged and complained that her violent message should not have a place in the classroom. The book cites many more examples of how students were subjected to indoctrination in the classroom, including some who were asked to complete assignments with an anti-Trump bent or teachers who were very open about their liberal beliefs—including one who yelled "Die!" in front of students at a photo of President Trump. Izumi says that parents should also be aware of school-related crime and the safety of their child when deciding what school to choose. "There have been many instances of appalling crimes on school campuses, ranging from peer-topeer bullying to classroom sexual assaults that make every parent shudder with fear for the safety of their own children," Izumi writes. For example, Lanny, a 9-year-old in Alabama, was attacked by a bully at her school and suffered a concussion, a bruised face, and two black eyes. Instead of accurately reporting the incident to the child's mother, school officials said Lanny had fallen on accident. Lanny's mother decided to home school her daughter following the incident because she doesn't feel the school did enough to prevent
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"There have been many instances of appalling crimes on school campuses, ranging from peer-to-peer bullying to classroom sexual assaults that make every parent shudder with fear for the safety of their own children," Izumi writes. officials to favor one political candidate over another, so parents oppose the promotion of one religious faith over another," Izumi says. "Yet, in public schools across America, teaching, curricula, and policies seem intended to disfavor Christianity and favor other religious faiths." There have also been instances of sexualization in the classroom. Izumi explains that a school in Fremont, Calif., distributed a textbook for ninth-graders that taught teenagers about vibrators, oral sex, bondage, female sterilization procedures, and sexual techniques that went beyond the activities that cause birth. "Not surprisingly, the textbook ignited outrage among parents in the school district, despite the socially liberal reputation of the San Francisco Bay Area," Izumi explains. "Hundreds of people signed a petition to urge the Fremont school board to reIn his newly published book, The Corrupt scind its decision to use the textbook in ninth-grade Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research health classes." Institute illustrates how the public school Izumi says that all of these reasons are cause for classroom has become increasingly politicized, parents to be concerned about what school their with liberal teachers indoctrinating students child is attending. with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. "A public school might have decent test scores, but if parents feel their children are being politicalbullying and did not even punish the bully. "When I asked the principal what was being done ly indoctrinated, are at risk of being victimized by about the bully, he said she would be suspended for other students or teachers, are being shortchanged two days," Lanny's mother said. "Then I found out because of mismanagement by school officials, or are having their basic value system overturned, then they didn't even do anything to her." In addition to safety, Izumi says there are reli- parents and their children should have the right and gious biases that have been present in the classroom the tools to exit the public school system for educational alternatives that better meet their needs and that parents should be concerned about. "Just as parents do not like teachers and school preferences," Izumi said. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
The Jewish Museum Presents Anna Walinska's Self Portrait on the 60th Anniversary of Her First Solo Show Intrepid artist and art-world influencer Anna Walinska debuted twentyfive years of work in her first Solo show at the Jewish Museum in 1957 Edited by: JV Staff
nna Walinska’s Self Portrait (1936) has been given to The Jewish Museum in New York by her niece, Rosina Rubin. The recent donation commemorates the 60th anniversary of Anna Walinska’s first solo show, in which the Museum presented twenty-five years of work in an exhibition on view from September 10 to October 13, 1957. Taking place a few years after Walinska's extended sojourn in Burma, some of the works in the exhibition were influenced by her Jewish heritage and the inspiration of the East. Self Portrait is an oil on canvas (16 x 20-1/4). In the accompanying brochure, Dr. Stephen Kayser, then the Museum's director, wrote: "This exhibit can be regarded as a visual lesson
“Sixty years ago my aunt had her first solo show at the Jewish Museum. It is my privilege to give this painting to the museum that had such an impact on my aunt’s career,” explained Rosina Rubin, Walinska’s niece and donor of the painting
nian Institution, featuring sto- the U.S. and abroad, at venues ries about her adventures with including the Jewish Museum, journalist Joseph Alsop, Bur- the Museum of Modern Art, in abstraction — a term still ciate professor of Art History at mese Prime Minister U Nu, and the Metropolitan Museum of many other writers, artists and Art, the Baltimore Museum of vague and of many meanings, Santa Clara University. Art, the Pennsylvania Academy Born in London and raised diplomats. but indispensable in the interpretation of contemporary art... In Anna Walinska's work, color evaporates continuously to give way to a skeleton of essential forms... Her paintings rather pre-suppose color values and stimulate color reflections in the imagination of the onlooker. In this double abstraction, of form and color, a process of spiritualization takes place, analogous to those schools in Far Eastern art which dismiss color to provoke imagination." “Sixty years ago my aunt had her first solo show at the Jewish Museum. It is my privilege to give this painting to the mu- Self-Portrait with Hat, c. 1928 Intrepid artist and explorer Anna Walinska is celebrated two seum that had such an impact by Anna Walinska decades after her death. Born in 1906, she moved to Paris at the on my aunt’s career,” explained height of the Jazz Age, traveled the world by prop plane in the Rosina Rubin, Walinska’s niece in New York City, Anna Walins- 1950s, and painted for eight decades and donor of the painting. “I ka left home at the age of 19 to Works by Walinska are fea- of Arts, the Salon des Indepenam thrilled to see the Self Por- study painting in Paris where trait going to the home where it she lived around the corner tured in numerous public col- dents in Paris, the Marie Harfrom Gertrude Stein, studied lections, including the National riman Gallery in NYC, and in belongs.” The painting was first exhib- under André Lhote and spent Portrait Gallery, the National numerous exhibitions with the ited at the Guild Art Gallery on time with Poulenc and Schoen- Museum of Women in the Arts, American Artists Congress, the West 57th Street in New York berg at the literal center of the the Smithsonian American Art Federation of Modern Painters Museum, the U.S. Holocaust & Sculptors, and the National City, founded and run by Wa- modernism movement. In the 1950s, Walinska trav- Memorial Museum, the Rose Association of Women Artists. linska from 1935-1937. A few For more information, please years ago, it appeared as the eled around the world, alone, in Art Museum at Brandeis Unicover illustration of American the era of prop planes – some- versity, the Johnson Museum at contact Christie High at chigh@ Jewish History, a publication of thing unheard of in that era. Her Cornell, the Zimmerli Museum lbrpr.com, or 917-584-5369. the American Jewish Historical diary of this six-month journey at Rutgers, and Yad Vashem. During her lifetime, Wa- About Anna Society, in connection with an now resides in the Archives of article by Andrea Pappas, asso- American Art at the Smithso- linska's work was exhibited in Walinska
Anna Walinska’s life and art spans the century of American modernism, paralleling the history of the New York school and the American Jewish experience. Known for her exhilarating joie de vivre, the irrepressible adventuress was born in London in 1906, moved to New York with her family in 1914, and by 1918 (at the young age of 12) had begun her education at the Art Students League. Walinska created more than 2,000 works on canvas and works on paper over nine decades, with significant influences coming from her extended stays in Paris and Burma. Her body of work also includes several hundred works on the theme of the Holocaust and a series inspired by the 17th century Japanese erotic Shunga prints, which she began at the age of 76. Her work is found in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Since her death in 1997, her work has been showcased in a number of solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Her work, Walinska wrote, “sought to convey the spirit of a search without boundaries.”
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Bin Laden Heir Breathes New Destructive Energy Into Al Qaeda By: Abigail R. Esman
ince the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has sworn to destroy ISIS, threatening to be "nasty" and to "annihilate" the terrorist group and its leaders by "bombing the s*** out of them." But is he missing the larger threat? "We need to start preparing for a big comeback by al-Qaeda" former FBI terrorism expert Ali Soufan told PRI earlier this month. The author of Anatomy of Terror: From The Death of Bin Laden To the Rise of the Islamic State, Soufan is one of many who warn of an Al-Qaeda resurgence, likely to take place under Osama bin Laden's charismatic 28-year-old son, Hamza. Canadian counterterrorism expert Mubin Shaikh agrees. "The thing that everyone keeps getting wrong about Al Qaeda is because of what AQ's Al Suri said long ago," he wrote in a recent e-mail. "Al Qaeda is a system, a methodology, not a group per se." Indeed, as ISIS loses territory in Syria and Iraq, Al Qaeda's influence and power is growing. Some experts have speculated about a potential ISIS-Al Qaeda merger. Others point to the demise of ISIS as a motivation for Al Qaeda operatives to strength-
en their recruiting efforts, and as reason for newly-inspired wouldbe jihadists to turn to Al Qaeda in its place. An extensive guide to targeting trains for attacks that Al Qaeda published last month may have paved the way to the Sept. 15 London Underground bombing. Now French officials also warn of potential train-based attacks inspired by the Al Qaeda guidebook. That guide may have marked the beginning of the terror group's comeback, as Hamza bin Laden is seen as taking on more power in the organization. Nicknamed the "Crown Prince of Terror," Osama bin Laden's favorite son "grew up with a fervor for jihad and a determination to follow in the footsteps of his notorious father," according to an investigative report by Ali Soufan and published in Newsweek. After bin Laden's 2011 death, Hamza swore revenge on the U.S. in the name of his father and "those who defended Islam." "We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression," he pronouncedin a speech.
He is, in fact, just two years older than your average jihadi recruit. He "gets" social media. If Al Qaeda has historically been credited for its planning expertise and ISIS for its recruitment, a Hamza bin Laden-led Al Qaeda has the potential to excel at both. The Al Qaeda he is poised to lead is also different than his father's organization, having quietly strengthened itself in the shadows while the West focused its energies and intelligence on ISIS. In addition, a Vox report points out, while ISIS has been shrinking in Syria and Iraq, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate, has expanded to become "one of the most effective fighting forces in the Syrian civil war," in part through its alliances with other anti-Assad groups in the region. The author of Anatomy of It has proved to be a clever Terror: From The Death of strategy: Al Qaeda can now call Bin Laden To the Rise of the on those groups for support as Islamic State, Soufan is one it focuses its sights elsewhere. of many who warn of an AlAnd while Vox observes that it's Qaeda resurgence, likely to "unclear how interested many of take place under Osama bin these al-Qaeda affiliates are in Laden's charismatic 28-yearattacking America at this particold son, Hamza. ular moment," the threat of such of his jihad, Hamza has a differ- an attack is undeniable. That the ent advantage: his youth, which group is already publishing manmakes him better suited to attract uals encouraging train derailthe kinds of younger jihadists and ments in Western countries and aspiring jihadists who have been other maneuvers – even noting more recently attracted to ISIS. that such attacks will not end in Hamza, according to Soufan's extensive biography of the younger bin Laden, has been "groomed to lead" from a young age. But unlike his father, who served as a kind of wise elder figure in inspiring recruits and followers
"martyrdom" – indicates that it is turning its focus back in our direction. Hamza has also called for Muslims worldwide to "join arms" against the Western crusaders. In an undated video cited by Al Arabiya, the young bin Laden declared that, "In order for the people of Syria to resist the Crusader, Shiite and international aggression, Muslims – all Muslims – must stand with them, support them and give them victory." It is this kind of rhetoric that Shaikh believes is working in Al Qaeda's favor. Unlike ISIS, he says, "they did not go all barbaric Sharia Law on people, because they realized the problems they would face in brand management, and that this was the problem IS faced. They are working to win hearts and minds in Syria, and they are succeeding." Not everyone agrees, however. "Hamza's messages have barely registered in jihadi and Islamist spheres," argues Hassan Hassan, a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Public Policy, and "senior jihadis in Syria have dismissed Hamza's leadership prospects." Nor does Hassan see much chance of collaboration with ISIS. Nonetheless, he notes, Al Qaeda appears to be trying " to position itself as the true heir of bin Ladenism and the unrivaled leader of
Indeed, as ISIS loses territory in Syria and Iraq, Al Qaeda's influence and power is growing. Some experts have speculated about a potential ISIS-Al Qaeda merger global jihad." To be sure, Al Qaeda is not the only group that has quietly strengthened while the world has focused on the Islamic State. Hizballah also continues to be a threat, especially from South America: "The threat is coming from everywhere," Shaikh wrote. "When Americans talk about the Muslim threat from the Mexican border, it's not all hyperbole. That laptop ban, for instance, was not based on nonsense: in Somalia, a Shabaab bomber blew himself right ... out of the airplane." But Al-Qaeda, he believes, may pose the biggest danger. "AQ is playing the Long Game," he said. "We're not. That's our problem." (INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT ON TERRORISM)
Abigail R. Esman, the author, most recently, of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West (Praeger, 2010), is a freelance writer based in New York and the Netherlands. Follow her at @radicalstates.
Putting an End to Government Funding of Islamism By: Sam Westrop
n an August 22 speech, President Trump denounced the flow of U.S. money to Pakistan while that nation harbors terrorists. South Asian Islamism is an enormous problem, and yet a great deal of the discussion in America surrounding Islamism focuses on the Egyptian-founded Muslim Brotherhood. But the Muslim Brotherhood is far from the only Islamist network in the United States; it is simply the best known. Other Islamist movements also benefit from government ignorance about the diversity of Islam and Islamism across the globe. The South Asian Islamist movement Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), for instance, has received millions from the U.S. taxpayer for its powerful network of charities and welfare services, which are designed to obtain external funding as well as legitimize Jamaat-e-Islami as a representative voice of Muslims, in both America and South Asia. Although Jamaat-e-Islami has its own ideologues, literature and infrastructure, it is often described as the South Asian “cousin” of the Muslim Brotherhood. Qazi Ahmad Hussain, head of Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, has declared: “We consider ourselves as an integral part of the Brotherhood and the Islamic movement in
Egypt….Our nation is one.” Jamaat-e-Islami’s history is bloody. During the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh, Jamaat-e-Islami fighters helped Pakistani forces massacre hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis seeking independence from Pakistan. Several Jamaat-e-Islami leaders guilty of these war crimes fled to the West, where they helped establish Jamaat-e-Islami organizations that operated as community leadership groups. Two Western Jamaat-e-Islami leaders have since been sentenced to death in absentia for these killings by a war-crimes tribunal. One of those convicted, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, served as a leading official of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a prominent American Muslim organization. Twice a year, ICNA jointly hosts a conference with the Muslim American Society (MAS), a leading Muslim Brotherhood institution. Unsurprisingly, these conferences are filled with extremist preachers. Ahmed Taha, an ICNA-MAS official who organized their conference in December, has republished posts on social media stating: “O Muslim, O servant of God. There is a Jew behind me, come kill him.” Despite its long history of extremism, in 2016 ICNA received$1.3 million of taxpayers’
money as part of a grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security. ICNA is not the only Jamaat-e-Islami organization in America. Nor is it the only Jamaat-e-Islami group to have received taxpayer funds. Behind
100,000 students. Although based in Pakistan, READ has offices in the United Kingdom and a network of representatives in the United States. ICNA and other U.S.-based Jamaat-e-Islami groups describe READ as their “partner.”
Although Jamaat-e-Islami (pictured above) has its own ideologues, literature and infrastructure, it is often described as the South Asian “cousin” of the Muslim Brotherhood
ICNA and other front groups around the world, Jamaat-e-Islami operates an enormous network of registered charities and community organizations. One of the most prominent is the Rural Education and Development (READ) Foundation. READ manages 374 schools in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani-controlled area of the Kashmir region, as well as in nearby Pakistani rural areas. These schools teach over
READ’s own Jamaat-e-Islami links are clear: Board member Mohammad Ayub also appears to serve as a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami branch in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. As Canadian journalist Sonya Fatah notes, READ is part of a “complex web of organizations” run by Jamaat-e-Islami. These welfare and social-services agencies serve both to “gain converts in poor rural communities” and to “win votes.”
Within this web, READ’s “sister organizations” include the Al Khidmat Foundation and the Ghazali Education Trust, two other Pakistani charities focused on schools and education, which openly identify as Jamaat-e-Islami institutions and also enjoy close partnerships with ICNA. In 2006, Jamaat-e-Islami’s own website announced that Al Khidmat had given 6 million rupees ($100,000) to Hamas for their “just Jihad.” Officials from both the Al Khidmat Foundation and the Ghazali Education Trust work closely with Syed Salahuddin, the leader of Hizbul Mujahideen, Jamaat-e-Islami’s paramilitary wing. Both Salahuddin and Hizbul Mujahideen have recently been designated as terrorists by the U.S. government. From 2013 to 2016, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development handed out over $2 million to READ. If Jamaat-e-Islami’s involvement with acts of genocide, its funding of Hamas, and its continued terrorist links are not enough to suggest these grants were a bad idea, there is also the question of what READ schools are actually teaching their students, subsidized by the American taxpayer. There is no information publicly available about the textbooks or curricula used in these
schools. We do not know what students are taught, and when we asked the State Department, they failed to respond. But a glance at the social-media pages operated by READ schools is not promising. Posts include a homage to Mumtaz Qadri, an Islamic extremist who, in 2011, murdered Punjab governor Salman Taseer in retribution for Taseer’s public support for a Pakistani Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. The READ Facebook post features a portrait of Mumtaz Qadri with a caption that states: “We are all in your debt, O messenger of Allah.” Other social-media postings include text denouncing the “American Secular Terrorists#…#dirty people” who “destroyed Iraq and killed 150,000 Iraqis” on the “instructions of Iran.” A number of READ schools have also published photos from school ceremonies in which young children wearing military uniforms and holding guns act out battles — reminiscent of similar events in the Gaza Strip under Hamas. The U.S. government is not READ’s only publicly listed partner. It enjoys support from a number of Western governments, including grants of over $360,000 in 2012 and 2013 from the British government. Other named READ partners include See Putting an End , page 36
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Activist kicked off American flight charges discrimination
(VIN) An activist who helped organize the Women’s March on Washington has accused an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination in kicking her off a flight. In a series of tweets and a Facebook Live post, Tamika Mallory said that a pilot had her removed from a Sunday flight from Miami to New York after she had a dispute with another airline employee over her seat assignment. “Only reason this pilot got involved was to assert his white male power over who he thought was just some uppity black girl,” Mallory tweeted. American said it apologized for mishandling Mallory’s attempt to move from a middle seat to an aisle seat, but it denied the heart of her accusation. “The American team does not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” said spokesman Ross Feinstein. “This was about de-escalating a situation onboard the aircraft.” The crew decided that the best thing to do was rebook Mallory on the next flight to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and Mallory took that flight home, Feinstein said. Mallory said that she used an airport kiosk to upgrade her seat, but when she tried to board the plane, an employee tore up her boarding pass and gave her another — with her original middle seat. American said there was an error in the seating process, because the seat that Mallory requested was not available. The gate agent was unable to explain the error, and Mallory accused the agent, a black woman, of failing to treat her with respect.
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Gov. Cuomo: GM to test self-driving cars in NY in early 2018
(VIN) General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The planned testing by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state, Cuomo said in a statement. A level 3 car still needs a steering wheel and a driver who can take over if the car encounters a problem, while level 4 promises driverless features in dedicated lanes. A level 5 vehicle is capable of FDNY: No working navigating roads without any smoke detectors driver input and in its purest found at Borough form would have no steering Park apt. fire wheel or brakes. GM and Cruise Automation (VIN) Just hours after more than 100 firefighters rescued will begin conducting tests in residents of a Borough Park Manhattan with an engineer apartment house from a pre- in the driver’s seat to monitor dawn three alarm blaze, the the performance, and a second FDNY has confirmed that no person in the passenger seat, working smoke detectors were the statement said. found at the scene of the fire. Dow cracks 23,000 The cause of the fire, which mark for the first time began in a second-floor apartment at 1225 49th Street, was (VIN) The Dow Industria permanently installed gas als breached the 23,000 mark heater which malfunctioned, for the first time on Tuesday, according to fire marshals. The helped by a rally in shares of fire was ruled to be accidental. UnitedHealth and Johnson & 53-year-old Daniella Liby, Johnson. who lived in the unit where The Dow Jones Industrial the fire started, was the most Average rose 39.3 points, or seriously injured victim of the 0.17 percent, to 22,996.26. The
S&P 500 gained 0.42 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,558.06. The Nasdaq Composite added 3.98 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,627.99.
NATIONAL Advocacy organization kicks off college speaking tour to oppose anti-IDF group
(JNS.org) Reservists on Duty (RoD), a pro-Israel organization founded to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses and elsewhere, begins a two-week speaking tour called “Arabs Breaking the Silence” Oct. 16, focusing on speakers with diverse backgrounds from Israel’s minority communities. RoD was started in response to the group Breaking the Silence (BtS), a far-left NGO that publicizes the testimonies of former IDF soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military. The speakers—who are Christian, Muslim, Druze, Bedouin and Palestinian—will share their experiences living in Israel and serving in the IDF. “Over the last several years, a small group of IDF reservists have been coming to the U.S. to defame the IDF and tell anyone who cares to listen about the IDF’s alleged human rights violations,” said Adam Milstein, one of the sponsors of the Los Angeles leg of the speaking tour. “If BtS just reported their allegations to the IDF’s Military Advocate General and/or Israeli justice authorities, we would have no problem with it. But we believe that for Israelis to defame the state of Israel and the IDF outside of Israel’s borders and in front of the naïve American public is wrong,” he said.
Israeli victims of terror take Arab Bank to US Supreme Court over Hamas funding
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The U.S. Supreme Court held its first hearing Oct. 11 on a lawsuit filed by Israeli victims of terrorism against Jordan-based Arab Bank, claiming it knowingly funded Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas. Arab Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East. It has 190 branches worldwide and holds accounts for various governments and global conglomerates. In 2013, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that as a commercial entity, the bank was immune to lawsuits by Israeli nationals, adding that the court itself had no jurisdiction in cases involving plaintiffs who are not American citizens. The ruling did, however, note the victims’ American families could pursue the matter further, which they did. Members of the Almagor Terror Victims Association who hold dual Israeli-American citizenship are arguing that by converting various currencies to dollars and allowing wire transfers to the accounts of known Hamas operatives, the bank violated international norms barring the funding of terrorism.
President Donald Trump, shown on screens, addresses the United Nations General Assembly in September. Credit: UN Photo/ Mark Garten.
Trump decertifies Iran deal, promises tougher approach
(JNS.org) President Donald Trump announced last Friday that he has decertified the Iranian nuclear deal as part of a new and tougher approach towards the Islamic Republic. “We cannot and will not make this certification,” Trump said. “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout.” While the decertification stops short of pulling out of the agreement, the move enables Congress to decide whether to reimpose sanctions originally lifted in 2015. Under the nuclear deal, which was negotiated along with the U.K., France, Germany, Russia and China, the Trump administration must certify every 90 days whether it believes Iran is in compliance with the agreement. “In the event we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated,” Trump said. According to Trump, the new U.S. strategy to deal with Iran will include working with allies to counter Tehran’s “destabilizing activities and support for terrorist proxies in the region,” as well as addressing the “regime’s proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbors, global trade and freedom of navigation.” Trump criticized his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for lifting sanctions on Iran right before “what would have been the total collapse of the Iranian regime.” Israeli Ambassador to the
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“It’s time to establish a new U.S. Ron Dermer praised Trump for “courageously political style...I accept this standing against the current responsibility with great humility,” Kurz said Sunday after and standing up to Iran.” his party’s victory. Kurz is now Jewish and Christian expected to form a coalition groups commend with the anti-immigrant FPÖ, Senate passage alarming Jewish groups. of Hezbollah “It is sad and distressing that financing act such a platform should receive (JNS.org) Jewish and Chris- more than a quarter of the vote tian groups praised the U.S. and become the country’s secSenate’s passage of the Hez- ond party,” said WJC President bollah International Financing Ronald S. Lauder, who served Prevention Amendments Act as the U.S. ambassador to of 2017, which imposes added Austria from 1986-1987. The far-right party, Lauder sanctions on the Lebanese terror group and its affiliates, and said, “panders to racists and targets foreign governments, anti-Semites and whips up individuals and companies that feelings against minorities. It is led by a man who in his youth support them. “Iran’s emerging strangle- expressed clear sympathies for hold over a vast swath of the the Nazis. In its present state, Middle East is a dire threat to the FPÖ is not, and should not the United States and Israel,” be, a party of government.” said David Brog, a board member of Christians United for Israel. “And a newly enriched, experienced and emboldened Hezbollah is the tip of Iran’s spear. This legislation is an important first step in recognizing and countering this threat that will have a real impact on the ground.” Former French Minister of Culture Rabbi Joel Meyers, chair of Audrey Azoulay (pictured) will be the World Jewish Congress’s the first Jewish director-general of American Section, said, “In the United Nations cultural body adopting this legislation, which UNESCO after winning a narrow augments the 2015 law passed vote last Friday against Qatari by Congress and signed by frontrunner Hamad Bin Abdulaziz President [Barack] Obama in Al-Kawari. Credit: Didier Plowy via 2015, the Senate demonstrated Wikimedia Commons. that the United States will not tolerate acts of terror or those French Jewish woman to lead UNESCO as who perpetrate or support it.”
INTERNATIONAL Far-right surge in Austrian election ‘distressing,’ Jewish group says
(JNS.org) The World Jewish Congress (WJC) voiced concern Sunday following the farright Freedom Party’s (FPÖ) strong showing in Austria’s election, which could also see Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, become Europe’s youngest leader. Austrian media projections reported Kurz’s center-right People’s Party securing 30.5 percent of the vote, with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern’s Social Democrats garnering 27.1 percent and FPÖ 25.9 percent.
Israel, US withdraw from organization
(JNS.org) Former French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay will be the first Jewish director-general of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO after winning a narrow vote last Friday against Qatari frontrunner Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari. Azoulay’s win in the 3028 vote came a day after the U.S. and Israel separately announced they would withdraw from UNESCO due to its anti-Israel bias. “In a time of crisis, we need more than ever to get involved [and] work to strengthen the organization,” said Azoulay, the daughter of André Azoulay, an adviser to Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.
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OCTOBER 20, 2017 Following the surprising result, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Israel’s Channel 2 that despite the victory by a Jewish candidate, “don’t expect UNESCO to suddenly now become a Zionist organization.” He added that if UNESCO “does change its policy,” Israel “certainly” could reconsider its withdrawal. In July, UNESCO approved a resolution declaring Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, where the biblical Jewish matriarchs and patriarchs are believed to be buried, as an endangered Palestinian heritage site. In October 2016, UNESCO passed two resolutions ignoring all Jewish and Christian connections to Jerusalem’s holy sites.
Russian defense minister arrives in Israel to meet with Lieberman
(JNS.org) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Israel Monday to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, for discussions on Iran and security coordination in Syria. Shoigu’s visit to Israel is his first since becoming Russia’s defense minister in 2012. Lieberman visited Russia in April and met with high-level officials, including Shoigu. The meeting between the defense ministers was expected to address similar issues raised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his late-August meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Netanyahu and Putin discussed Iran’s “accelerated” presence in Syria and the transfer of weapons to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. Netanyahu and Putin have held six bilateral meetings during the past two years to discuss regional issues, and to help maintain a protocol that prevents friction between their militaries in Syria. In July, Netanyahu said a cease-fire agreement in southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia at the G20 Summit in Germany, perpetuates the presence of Iranian forces near Israel. America and Russia responded to Netanyahu’s criticism by saying Israel’s interests would be taken into account in the war-torn state.
in Israel. The move is part of the company’s plan to unveil a series of R&D centers worldwide, with an investment of $15 billion. Since April 2016, Alibaba has been the world’s largest retailer, with operations in more than 200 countries. It is also one of the largest internet companies, providing consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. Its online sales and profits have surpassed all major U.S. retailers combined since 2015. With the new R&D center, Alibaba joins e-commerce giants such as Amazon and eBay, and more than 300 international companies, that already maintain facilities in the Jewish state. In a message to Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Israeli Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen said, “Welcome to the land of innovation.” Cohen, who traveled to China in March with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met Ma during the visit and invited him to invest in Israel. During their conversation, Cohen had joked with Ma, “My daughters steadily increase their purchases from Alibaba, so it’s time for Alibaba to invest in Israel.”
A view of the Wilson’s Arch excavation in Jerusalem’s Western Wall Tunnels. Credit: Yaniv Berman/Israel Antiquities Authority.
New portions of Western Wall and Roman theater unveiled in Jerusalem
(JNS.org) Large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years, as well as an ancient Roman theater, the Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) announced Monday. The discoveries were disclosed during a press conference held beneath Wilson’s Arch in the Western Wall Tunnels, with the participation of Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall, IAA Director-General Israel Hasson and others. “Time after time the amazThe headquarters of the ing archaeological findings ale-commerce giant Alibaba in low our generation to actually Hangzhou, China. Alibaba touch the ancient history of our announced last week that it will people and Jewish heritage and open a research and its deep connection to Jerusadevelopment (R&D) center in lem,” said Rabinowitz. Israel. Credit: Wikimedia The eight stone courses of Commons. the Western Wall unveiled Chinese e-commerce Monday had been hidden begiant Alibaba to neath 26 feet of earth and were open research perfectly preserved after being and development excavated. The Roman theater center in Israel contains approximately 200 (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to seats and, according to archaeJNS.org) The Chinese e-com- ologists, required a “great deal” merce giant Alibaba announced of investment in its construclast week it will open a research tion. The discoveries are being and development (R&D) center
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presented to the public for the first time during this week’s “New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Environs” conference held in Jerusalem, marking 50 years of archaeological research in Israel’s capital since its reunification.
Israel has “no better friends” in the world than Christian communities, Netanyahu said. “Israel is the one country in a vast region where Christians not only survive, they thrive,” the prime minister said. The four-day event—sponsored by Israel’s Government IDF destroys Syrian Press Office, Foreign Ministry missile battery and Jerusalem Affairs Ministhat fired on Israeli try—involves the participation military planes of 140 Christian media associ(JNS.org) The Israeli military ates. attacked a Syrian army anti-airArab Israeli indicted craft battery Monday morning, for social media after the battery opened fire on Israeli Air Force reconnais- incitement supporting terror attacks sance planes with a surfaceto-air missile over Lebanese (JNS.org) An Arab man airspace. from the northern Israeli city of The Syrian SA5 missile did Tamra was indicted Sunday on not hit any of its targets, and all charges of supporting terrorof the Israeli planes reportedly ism and for social media posts returned safely to their base. praising terror attacks against The Syrian missile battery— Israelis. positioned about 30 miles from According to the indictDamascus—was destroyed af- ment filed at the Haifa District ter the IDF targeted the unit Court, suspect Muhammad with four bombs. Khalaf published numerous “The Syrian regime is re- inciting posts on Facebook sponsible for any firing from its and Instagram lauding the Gaterritory,” said IDF spokesman za-ruling terrorist organization Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis. Hamas and other terror groups “We see this incident as a for launching attacks against Isclear provocation and we will raeli citizens. not allow it,” he said, adding In addition to praising Israel has “no intention of esca- Hamas leaders and publishing lating” the situation with Syria. photos of a Hamas-affiliated Manelis also stated the Rus- event in the disputed territosian military was notified in ries, Khalaf authored several real-time as the Israeli strike social media posts praising the was launched against the Syri- July 14 Arab terror attack near an battery. Jerusalem’s Temple Mount in The strike occurred shortly Jerusalem that killed two Israeli before Russian Defense Min- police officers. ister Sergei Shoigu arrived in The indictment asserts that Israel Monday to meet with his Khalaf ’s social media inciteIsraeli counterpart, Avigdor ment demonstrates a “real posLieberman, for discussions on sibility” he would carry out a security coordination in Syria. terror attack against Israelis, Since becoming actively in- and requested his detainment volved in the Syrian Civil War be extended throughout the in 2015, Russia has worked duration of his trial. closely with Iran in support of Islamic State claims President Bashar al-Assad’s reresponsibility for gime.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Israel’s first-of-its-kind Christian media summit. Credit: Amos BenGershom/GPO.
Netanyahu touts Jerusalem’s religious freedom at Christian media summit
(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday welcomed representatives from about 70 Christian media outlets as they convened in Jerusalem for a first-of-its-kind summit. “You know, you are joining us as we celebrate 50 years since the holy city was liberated and united; 50 years of religious freedom for all,” Netanyahu said at the Israel Museum. “You know that because you walk around, you go to the holy sites, you go to the churches, others go to the mosques, and you know this is a free city,” he said, adding he looked forward “to the day when the embassies of all your countries move to Jerusalem.”
(JNS.org) The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility Monday for firing two rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel Sunday night. “The fighters confronted Israeli jets that flew above the state and targeted the Eshkol compound with two Grad rockets,” the terror group said in a statement, without provid-
ing any evidence supporting its claim. The IDF said no injuries or damage resulted from the rocket fire and that residents in Israel’s Eshkol region, located in the northwestern Negev, had reported hearing explosions earlier last week. The incident comes as Islamic State is engaged in intense fighting with Egyptian security forces in the Sinai, where hundreds of government troops and policemen have been killed during the past several years. In 2016 and the beginning of 2017, several rockets were launched at Israel from the Sinai by Salafi jihadists affiliated with Islamic State. During President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel in May, a rocket was fired at the Jewish state from the Sinai. In April, a Grad rocket struck a greenhouse in Israel’s southern community of Yuval, adjacent to the Egyptian border. In February, the Salafi terrorists claimed responsibility for firing several rockets at Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat.
Hamas terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.
Palestinian rivals Hamas, Fatah reach unity deal in Cairo
(JNS.org) The Gaza-ruling Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas last week signed a reconciliation deal with its rival Fatah, which controls the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA), to end their decade-long spat. The agreement, brokered by the Egyptian government in Cairo, will see Fatah lifting a number of punitive sanctions it imposed on Gaza in return for the formation of a unity government beginning Dec. 1. This would pave the way for the PA to return to Gaza, where Hamas seized control in 2007. The deal also allows for the joint administration of Gaza’s borders. Since their bloody split in 2007, the two Palestinian fac-
PAGE 25 tions have tried numerous times to reconcile, with the latest attempt occurring in 2014. Despite the new deal, a number of outstanding issues remain between the factions, including a joint strategy for dealing with Israel, future elections and Hamas’s “military wing.” According to a statement by Egypt’s State Information Service, the sides had “agreed on procedures” for the reconciliation agreement, but there are still “divisions between the two sides.”
Israel will see 12,000 new settlement homes approved by end of this year, official says
(JNS.org) By the end of 2017, some 12,000 new Israeli settlement homes will have been approved at various stages of the planning and construction process, a senior political official in Jerusalem told Israel Hayom last week in response to criticism about sluggish approvals for new housing starts in Judea and Samaria. The official pointed out that this number is four times larger than the amount of new settlement housing units approved in 2016. “Anyone who thinks there is no need to take political considerations into account is making a big mistake. There is no one who works on behalf of the settlements with more wisdom and determination than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” the official said. The Jerusalem official went on to say that in accordance with the agenda published by the Judea and Samaria Planning Council, various stages of planning and construction would be approved for 3,736 new housing units. The total number of housing units in the final planning stages stands at 1,200. According to the official, the units approved for discussion are located throughout Judea and Samaria, including in Hebron and Beit El, where no new housing starts have been approved since 2002.
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Woody Allen Fears “Witch Hunt” Atmosphere in Wake of Weinstein Scandal By: Ellen Cans
Michael Bloomberg’s Charity Donates $64M to ‘War on Coal’ By: Ilana Siyance
oody Allen, the veteran Hollywood director, spoke up about the scandal surrounding embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein. “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” Allen told the BBC. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up.” “There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that,” continued Allen. “But you do hear a million fanciful rumors all the time. And some turn out to be true and some – many – are just stories about this actress, or that actor.” “You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either,” the director added. “But sure, you hope that something like this could be transformed into a benefit for people rather than just a sad or tragic situation.” Mr. Allen’s statements follow his son, Ronan Farrow’s published essay in the New Yorker last week. Farrow tore Weinstein
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M “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” Woody Allen told the BBC. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up.”
apart, interviewing 13 women who accusing him of sexual harassment, assault and rape. Weinstein, who was ousted from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science on Saturday, maintains that all encounters were consensual. As per the NY Post, the NYPD and London authorities are reportedly investigating up to thirty allegations in the in the entertainment industry. According to published reports, the director’s comments received widespread condemnation on Twitter, with Rose McGowan, who is one of the women accusing Weinstein of sexual assault, describing Allen
as a “vile little worm”. However, in a statement sent to Variety on Sunday, Allen said that his earlier remarks had been misconstrued. “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” the statement read. “I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.” On Sunday it was reported that Scotland Yard were investigating five further allegations of sexual assault by three women against Weinstein in See Woody Allen Fears , page 37
ichael Bloomberg’s charity donated another $64 million to an ambitious campaign aimed at cutting the number of coal-fired plants in the U.S. by two thirds by the year 2020. Last Wednesday, the former New York Mayor announced the pledge to the Beyond Coal campaign, which is run by non-profit Sierra Club, and other organizations fighting the burning of coal, as per VIN News. Bloomberg Philanthropies has already contributed $46 million to Beyond Coal since 2011, bringing the total donation to $110 million. Bloomberg’s announcement came a day after President Donald Trump’s environmental regulator said the administration was moving to undo former president Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which would work to lower carbon emissions from coal plants. Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which has been labeled a “war on coal”, has thus yet been mostly tied up by the courts. Still the initiative has been highly successful, with nearly half of the coal-fired power plants in the U.S., or nearly 260 plants, being shut down since 2011. U.S. coal-fired power plant closures have continued
Michael Bloomberg’s charity donated another $64 million to an ambitious campaign aimed at cutting the number of coal-fired plants in the U.S. by two thirds by the year 2020. Last Wednesday, the former New York Mayor announced the pledge to the Beyond Coal campaign, which is run by nonprofit Sierra Club, and other organizations fighting the burning of coal
uninterrupted since President Trump took office. Last week, Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy Corp, announced that it will close its Monticello plant in Texas next year. Approximately 10 other plants have announced closures since Trump’s inauguration. Bloomberg said that the best defense against coal comes from competing power sources, including cheap natural gas, solar, and wind power. He said communities, local governments and companies concerned about public
health help as well. “These are the groups that are fighting the war on coal and it’s happening all across America and they are winning,” Bloomberg said at an event at the Sierra Club in Washington. Meanwhile, the global demand for coal exports is up for the year. The Energy Information Administration, the independent U.S. agency that provides statistics to the Department of Energy, said that U.S. coal exports rose 62 percent from January to July, against the same time frame last year.
Jewish Philanthropists Launch Online Campaign to Aid Puerto Rico George and Pamela Rohr, and an anonymous donor, join Chabad’s efforts on the ground By: Eric Berger
group of donors have agreed to match contributions to Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico totaling $125,000 as part of a 30-hour campaign to help the Jewish center in its relief efforts following Hurricane Maria. Longtime Jewish philanthropists George and Pamela Rohr have offered $100,000—and an anonymous donor has offered $25,000—to jump-start a campaign that began last Monday at 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The Chabad center, co-directed by Rabbi Mendel and RachelZarchi, is doing all it can to assist in recovery efforts on the island, where the majority of
residents still do not have power—and many lack potable water—following the devastating Sept. 20 storm. “We recognize that we can’t help everyone, but we all need to do our part, our share. Our model is to help one person, one family, at a time, and if we all make that concerted effort, the difference will be great,” Rabbi Zarchi tells Chabad.org. Most of the buildings on the island have suffered some physical damage, and water has seeped or flooded into homes, businesses and properties, reports Zarchi. Looting has also resulted, particularly of cars and other vehicles. The rabbi estimates that more than half of the 2,500 Jewish
The rabbi hands out cleaning supplies to a line of waiting people
Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, right, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico, and assistants on the ground have been working nonstop on recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria plowed over the island on Sept. 20. A 30-hour Jewish fundraising campaign was also launched on Oct. 16 to assist residents, many of whom remain without power and potable water
Longtime Jewish philanthropist George Rohr (pictured above) and his wife Pamela have offered $100,000—and an anonymous donor has offered $25,000—to jump-start a campaign that began Monday at 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Officers organize donated goods for distribution gathered at the Chabad center
Talking with residents to assess needs; many still lack power and access to clean water.
tential for disease outbreaks be“It inspires and obligates us residents have left Puerto Rico, have not been able to leave and cause of contaminated water be- to help those who are less forthough he describes their exit are often in worse shape, he says. ing used for drinking, cooking, See Jewish Philanthropists Launch , page 37 as temporary. Other residents Doctors have warned of the po- cleaning and washing.
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“Our Soldiers Speak” to Hold Annual Gala Dinner – IDF Sergeant Benjamin Anthony Speaks to the Jewish Voice By: Fern Sidman
ince its inception as the modern Jewish state in 1948, Israel has garnered a stellar reputation as an avatar of international intelligence and the world’s leaders in advancing security. Due to the manifold threats against its existential survival, Israel has made it a priority to enhance its military and local law enforcement apparatus with exceptionally qualified individuals; all of whom are dedicated to protecting Israel and enhancing her image around the world.
Recently, the Jewish Voice date, we have reached over 400 world leaders,” said Sergeant spoke with Sergeant Benjamin campuses in several continents,” Anthony. “We have found that when we present the truth about Anthony, the Founder and Se- said Sergeant Anthony. nior Lecturer of “Our Soldiers Speak” – the sole organization whose mission it is to dispatch high ranking Israel Defense Forces officers as well as prominent members of the Israeli National Police to address assemblages at universities, graduate and law schools as well as renowned centers for international studies and think tanks around the world. “OSS Campus speaks to the pro, the anti and the undecided Benjamin Anthony is the founder of Our Soldiers Speak (www. element of the global student oursoldiersspeak.org). Sergeant Anthony is the lead lecturer for and faculty community alike. To the organization which has reached diverse audiences at more than 400 campuses across several continents as well as leading think tanks in various countries.
Mike Pompeo was sworn in as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on January 23, 2017. As Director, he manages intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence, and liaison relationships with foreign intelligence services.
Colonel Richard Kemp, the commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan will deliver the Special Balfour Centennial Address, marking the 100th anniversary of the declaration made by Lord Balfour establishing the creation of a Jewish state.
Having made aliyah in 2004 from the United Kingdom to Israel, Sergeant Anthony joined the IDF and served in “Operation Protective Edge” as a conscript soldier and from 2007 to the present he has been a reservist. “The main objective of ‘Our Soldiers Speak’ is to connect Israeli policy makers to today’s
Israel, we can dispel the notions of the propagandists that have engulfed us and we are in a better position to influence opinion makers in the future,” he added. Maintaining the integrity of facts, Sergeant Anthony said, “OSS is not a public relations or hasbara organization. We impart Israeli expertise by arranging for members of the IDF
to address the world’s top legal minds as well as security officials representing governmental bodies.” In addition, Sergeant Anthony says that the OSS Elite division convenes policy and strategy briefings for members of the United States Senate and the United States Congress as well as legislators and policy influencers throughout the western world. The “Israel Through The Law & Policy Lens” tour of the country brings select graduate and doctoral students, committed to careers in public service, to Israel for an academically rich
immersion into the law and policy considerations of the country. Delegates from more than 10 different countries join OSS conferences annually, ensuring a delegation that is truly global. Unique follow-up opportunities for tour graduates result in an ongoing appreciation of the State of Israel and her place among the nations. Sergeant Anthony is currently on a speaking tour this month and in November. Among those who participated in the 2017 OSS Spring semester tour were: See “Our Soldiers Speak” , page 38
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Global Lyme Alliance Cipriani Gala Features Superstar Performers Chris Daughtry and Rob Thomas By: Lieba Nesis
sons and owners Julian Niccolini and Alex Von Bidder attended. Niccolini is one of those superstars that everyone gravitates towards and tonight he was in top form regaling the crowd with his joyful demeanor and charming personality. Another socialite favorite is event planner Larry Scott who wore a fashion forward black Dolce and Gabbana shirt and black pants. Scott designs more than 130 events a year and tonight he donated more than $75,000 worth of decor and eleven hours of hard work. Larry is as much a part of society as the people he services and his business continues to explode planning numerous million dollar weddings at Cipriani this past year. Someone who has joyfully joined Larry in the world of service is VP of Sales at Cipriani, Deborah Mella, who told me that all three Cipriani event spaces in New York are landmarked and that since the Waldorf closed there has been a definitive uptick in events with more than 500 affairs per year taking place in the three Ciprianis!! Mella said that nonprofits like to do business at Cipriani because it has a magical karma that helps raise money. Mella works 12 hours a day 6 days a week and enjoys every minute of it because she has the best product. She also let me in on some 80-year-old Cipriani trade secrets including the deliberate setup of low ceilings, low tables, and low chairs to create an intimate atmosphere-I always thought it was due to the high price of square footage in Manhattan. Speaking of New York, housewife Ramona Singer was there looking younger and more svelte than ever due to her ramped up workouts and training sessions before the filming of the "Real Housewives Of New York" begins. She described her sister's battle with Lyme disease and was looking forward to attending this year's Angel Ball for the first time. As the dramatic evening began to wind down the best part of the night started with phenomenal entertainers Chris Daughtry and Rob Thomas blowing the crowd away with their epic talent. Daughtry's voice was almost too powerful for the huge room and Thomas's magnificent performance had me in tears. Thomas sang a rendition of George
Michael's "Father Figure" that was nothing short of spectacular and much of his set were veiled love songs dedicated to his ailing wife. When Daughtry and Jewish Voice society, fashion Thomas duet& entertainment reporter Lieba Nesis files a live report ed it was the experience of from the Global Lyme Alliance Cipriani Gala a lifetime and the crowd went wild. At 11:30 PM it was announced that $2 million had been raised and the crowd went home mesmerized and overwhelmed by what they had just experienced- a New York night filled with superheroes and superstars trying to make the world a better place.
Jean Shafiroff and Yolanda Hadid (Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)
co-infections that have stolen her life. She recently had brain surgery and has frequent seizures. She approached the stage with a bravery and steeliness that was remarkable wearing a plum Marchesa dress and telling the audience she was in excruciating pain as she stood there speaking. There was barely a dry eye in the house as she described the stigma attached to the disease with doctors frequently telling patients they are imagining it. She accepted the award from her husband, singer Rob Thomas, who said "aliens invaded his wife's body 14 years ago" and she now has trouble holding a simple phone conversation. Marisol described her husband as her best friend and savior recounting the hundreds of times he sat on his tour bus administering IV treatment on her minutes before a performance in front of 14,000 people. She accepted the honor to help the thousands of people who lack her incredible support system and are left alone and isolated struggling with this illness. Marisol received a lengthy standing ovation-her fragility could be felt in every part of the vast room and there was an eerie silence as the crowd listened to her distressing tale. Emcee Rosanna Scotto asked how many in the room had Lyme disease and hundreds raised their hands. Honoree and menswear designer Joseph Abboud recalled his wife's struggle with Lyme and Yolanda Hadid and Ally Hilfiger also described the pain and stigma attached to the disease. Hadid gave out a copy of her book entitled "Believe Me" which describes her six-year struggle with the disease and how her famous husband, music producer David Foster, left her during this period via text remarking "your sick card is up." Yolanda, who is currently in remission said her daughter model Bella Hadid still struggles with the debilitating effects of Lyme. Yolanda later auctioned off a lunch with her that sold for $9,000 remarking that she was ready to date after her husband "left her sick and sorry ass." Some other items in the auction were a ten person dinner at the soon to be opened Four Seasons restaurant which sold for $40,000. The night's menu was inspired by the Four Sea-
Honorees Joseph Abboud, and Rob and Marisol Thomas
Famous publicist Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict
Left to Right: Deborah Mella, Scott Seltzer, Ramona Singer, Sammi Seltzer and Larry Scott
VP of Cipriani Sales Deborah Mella and Event Planner Larry Scott
Dr. Elena Frid and Anton Frid
Arthur Mirante, Marilyn Chinitz and Piero Pozzi
Rob Thomas performing
Joseph Abboud, Lisa and Julian Niccoloni
he Global Lyme Alliance held its third annual gala at Cipriani 42nd Street with cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM. This dinner is heartbreaking as the scourge of Lyme disease continues to effect more than 330,000 people a year with debilitating symptoms that many of the more than 750 dinner attendees could attest to. Cases of Lyme have been reported in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, increasing nearly 25-fold since surveillance began in 1982. There are no accurate diagnostic tests for Lyme with 55% of tests failing to accurately diagnose the illness and more than 200 children contracting Lyme daily. Tonight was one of those evenings that will be etched in my memory for years to come with honoree Marisol Thomas leaving the crowd spellbound by her tragic story. Marisol Thomas is a model, an actress and an animal activist who has been battling this perilous disease since 2003. She suffers from late stage neurological lyme borreliosis, babesiosis and a host of
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Tempers Flare at Public Continued from page 5 Needleman specifically accused the Williamsburg-based developer of favoring the Hasidic Jewish community over the black and Latino community due to strong Hasidic community connections, specifically regarding the UJO and its Executive Director Rabbi David Niederman. “Rabsky with some of the connections especially with the Hasidic community, is a money connection, not necessarily because he likes Jews, or he’s Jewish or Hasidic. It’s because they [Rabsky] know that the UJO is a very powerful political force in this area [Williamsburg],” said Needleman. One of the partners of the Rabsky Group, Simon Dushinsky, was born and raised in Israel and currently lives in the Vizhnitz Hasidic community in
Williamsburg. According to the Real Deal New York, Dushinsky, formed Rabsky Group in the early 1990s to develop condos for the Hasidic community.
The Broadway Triangle has been a contentious issue for local officials and community advocates, who have been fighting over the property for almost a decade In questioning Needleman, Councilman Greenfield (D) who represents constituencies in Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst, was quick to walk him back on the allegations, questioning the truth of the accusations on the official record. Needleman was forced to concede that the allegations were “idle speculation but based
Members of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg
City Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Williamsburg, Boerum Hill) whose district includes the proposed redevelopment site, opened the proceedings with remarks addressing the ethnic tensions surrounding the plan
on much experience over 45 years.” Rabbi Niederman also refuted the allegations, calling them “outrageous lies” and completely denying any knowledge of such a connection. “It is honestly disappointing, when we are trying to have a hearing on the merits and facts, for you to say something that seems factual, but later under questioning, is based on speculation, is a pretty serious accusation, and is an unfair claim to make,” said Greenfield, who is stepping down from the council in January to head the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council). According to Needleman and separate sources, the UJO and the Met Council had a stake in the original Broadway Triangle rezoning proposal that included an affordable housing plan specifically proposed by the UJO
back in 2009. Additionally, according to the UJO website, “The UJO has had a long-standing and successful collaboration with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Many of the valuable services that the UJO provides would not be possible without the dedication and cooperation of Met Council.” Needleman said his com-
“It is honestly disappointing, when we are trying to have a hearing on the merits and facts, for you to say something that seems factual, but later under questioning, is based on speculation, is a pretty serious accusation, and is an unfair claim to make,” said Greenfield
City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Bushwick, Williamsburg) represents the district across the street from the proposed development
ments and allegations about the relationship between the UJO and the Rabsky Group has nothing to do with being anti-Semitic, and that there are good and bad people in all communities. This has to deal with the politics, money and things that go on in this particular area, he said. Needleman added that it’s troubling Greenfield was more focused on the UJO allegations than on the impact that the rezoning may have on Hispanics and blacks, and their ability to stay in the neighborhood. In questioning Greenfield’s office on whether he should recuse himself on the issue because of a possible conflict of interest due to his upcoming job with the Met Council, Greenfield’s office issued a “no comment,” and made a point of telling the reporter that it is blatant anti-Semitism to even follow this line of questioning. Additionally Greenfield,
though refusing comment, made veiled threats regarding his connection to the UJO and his upcoming tenure at the Met Council to the publisher of KCP, promising an intense smear campaign in the future. In August of this year, the Jewish Voice published a searing investigative piece about the corruption ridden past of the Met Council. When it was reported that Councilman Greenfield had made the decision to take on a leadership role at the troubled organization, the Jewish Voice reached out to him. When asked for comment on his new position at the Met Council and what steps he plans to take to extricate the organization from the public relations quagmire it finds itself in, Councilman Greenfield declined to issue statements to the media. He did, however. tell the Jewish See Tempers Flare at Public , page 38
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New Film on Roger Waters Seeks to Expose BDS Frontman’s Anti-Semitism By: Adam Abrams
head of former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’s Canadian tour this month, B’nai Brith Canada and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin are set to premiere a new film—“Wish You Weren’t Here”—exposing the anti-Israel rocker’s history of promoting anti-Semitism. Waters—who has compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany and has claimed the “powerful Jewish lobby” runs the media—is arguably the most vocal figure behind the anti-Israel BDS movement. He is also the most prominent voice in pressuring other artists to boycott performances in the Jewish state. Leading Jewish groups, such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, have noted the rocker repeatedly promotes conspiratorial anti-Semitic views and exploits Jewish symbols to promote Jew-hatred. “What Roger Waters is doing is espousing hatred, vitriol and extreme prejudice against Israel and the Jewish people…if he’d been doing this against any other race he’d be stopped,” New York Times bestselling author Halperin, the film’s producer, told JNS.org. The film’s name is a wordplay on the title track on Pink Floyd’s 1975 album, “Wish You Were Here.” “Shame on corporate Ameri-
Leading Jewish groups, such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, have noted that Roger Waters (pictured above) repeatedly promotes conspiratorial anti-Semitic views and exploits Jewish symbols to promote Jewhatred.
Ian Halperin’s intrepid and nuanced new film “Wish You Weren’t Here” reveals the truth about what motivates rock icon Roger Waters in his feverish attempts to see the total annihilation of the one and only Jewish state
ca for supporting this purveyor of hatred and anti-Semitism. Corporate America should be ashamed…and look in the mirror and realize that this is not 1938,” Halperin said. Halperin—the son of a Holocaust survivor—embarked on what he referred to as a “two-year odyssey,” traveling the world to produce the film.
In addition to highlighting Waters’s many anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements, Halperin’s movie also strives to expose the broader BDS movement as a wholly anti-Semitic campaign. “BDS activists seek to conflate legitimate criticism of Israel with the delegitimization of Israel in the international arena,” B’nai Brith Canada CEO
An inflated pig hovers over the audience gathered for a Roger Waters concert. The former Pink Floyd frontman has been a vocal and strident supporter of the BDS movement that targets Israel for economic, academic, political and cultural isolation. Imprinted on the floating pig is a clearly recognizable Jewish star.
Michael Mostyn told JNS.org. “By exploiting the rhetoric of ‘human rights,’ ‘social justice’ and other universal moral principles, BDS activists portray Israel as inherently racist, thereby calling into question the very existence of the Jewish state, seeking to cast it as a pariah among nations.” The initiative to screen the
film was organized after B’nai Brith’s leadership learned—halfway through the editing process—that the movie features never-before-seen interviews with some of the world’s leading experts on anti-Semitism, such as Pope Francis, Alan Dershowitz, Natan Sharansky and Ronald Lauder. “Wish You Weren’t Here” also features interviews
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In his searing new documentary award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin (pictured above) exposes Roger Waters’ history of promoting anti-Semitism. Halperin—the son of a Holocaust survivor—embarked on what he referred to as a “two-year odyssey,” traveling the world to produce the film. In addition to highlighting Waters’s many anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements, Halperin’s movie also strives to expose the broader BDS movement as a wholly antiSemitic campaign.
with artists and luminaries like Paul McCartney, Elton John and Tony Blair. “What motivated B’nai Brith to get involved [with screening Halperin’s film] is the chance to promote awareness that the BDS movement is inherently anti-Semitic, and that its supporters, See New Film on Roger Waters , page 37
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FB, Google, Twitter, Microsoft & ADL Security Breach Leads IRS to Suspend $7M Contract with Equifax Announce New Solutions to Stop Cyberhate By: JV Staff
acebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and other leading technology companies are joining with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, to establish a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab to counter the growing amount of hate speech online. Engaging engineers and focused on technical solutions, the companies and ADL will collaborate to exchange ideas, investigate areas of common risk and opportunity, and seek to devise new approaches to identify and address cyberhate. This strategy builds on recent models where leading companies have cooperated on largescale issues of the public interest, such as addressing terrorism content online, by leveraging their collective resources and ideas. Each company will draw on these best practices to inform its approach to hate speech online. ADL will convene, advise on policy considerations, and offer insight on how hate and extremist content manifests – and constantly evolves – online. “For all its promise, the Internet unfortunately has become a space where perpetrators of hate reach new recruits, harass and intimidate minorities, and spew hateful ideologies,” ADL CEO
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and other leading technology companies are joining with the AntiDefamation League (ADL), the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, to establish a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab to counter the growing amount of hate speech online
Jonathan Greenblatt said. “As some of the most popular platforms, these companies have an added responsibility to do everything within their power to stop hate from flourishing on their watch. ADL has worked in partnership with leading technology companies for many years, and we look forward to tackling this pressing challenge together.” The initiative will be managed by ADL’s Center for Technology and Society in Silicon Valley, which leads cyberhate issues
and advocacy for the League. “Building a global community that is safe and supportive means engineering new solutions to solve new problems,” said Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook. “We work hard to create a safe environment on Facebook, which is why we’re excited to be expanding upon our partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to establish a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab. Along with other tech companies, some of the best minds in engineering will work alongside the ADL, an organization with a long track record of fighting bigotry and defending free expression, to help us rise to the occasion.” “We believe meaningful progress in safety measures and policies can best be informed in partnership with others, so we’ll continue to collaborate with leading advocacy organizations, like ADL, to work towards solutions,” said Colin Crowell, VP of public policy and philanthropy at Twitter. “We are committed to making the Twitter experience safe, secure, and enjoyable for everyone.” The Anti-Defamation League has been working with leading technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter to address the See FB, Google, Twitter , page 37
By Rebecca Gold
n over $7 million contract recently awarded to Equifax has been temporarily suspended by the Internal Revenue Service after on Thursday, October 12, the beleaguered credit reporting agency’s website had yet another security issue. Equifax said that on Thursday one of its websites pages was shut down after a third-party vendor was discovered running malicious code on the page. This comes after a major security breach earlier this year. Last month Equifax disclosed that its systems were breached by cyber criminals between midMay and late July, who obtained sensitive data on 145.5 million people. On Friday, October 13, a spokesperson for Equifax said, “The IRS notified us that they have issued a stop-work order under our Transaction Support for Identity Management contract.” The spokesperson continued, “We remain confident that we are the best party to perform the services required in this contract. We are engaging IRS officials to review the facts and clarify available options.” Since the security issues at Equifax were revealed, the IRS is the first organization to announce publicly that it is sus-
Last month Equifax disclosed that its systems were breached by cyber criminals between mid-May and late July, who obtained sensitive data.
pending a contract with the credit reporting agency. Luckily, the incident that occurred on Thursday, did not compromise the systems of the Atlanta-based Eqiufax. The incident did involve fake pop-up windows on the agency’s web page that try to trick visitors into installing software that automatically displays advertising material. Despite this, the IRS did still decide to temporarily suspend a short-term contract for it has with Equifax for identity-proofing services. In a statement, the agency said, “During this suspension, the IRS will continue its review of Equifax systems and security.” They added that nothing has arisen to in-
dicate that any of the IRS data that was shared with Equifax under this contract had been compromised. Fortune reports, “The move means that the IRS will temporarily be unable to create new accounts for taxpayers using its Secure Access portal, which supports applications including online accounts and transcripts. Users who already had Secure Access accounts will not be affected, the IRS said. IRS granted the $7.25 million contract to Equifax on Sept. 29, weeks after Equifax disclosed the massive data hack that drew scathing criticism from several lawmakers.” See Security Breach Leads IRS , page 37
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Recipes for Autumn Take advantage of the best vegetable this season has to offer. By: Gitta Bixenspanner
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When the Tests are Miracles – Part I Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours. By: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h
he Talmud relates that after the destruction of our Holy Temple, Rabbi Akiva and the Sages of Israel were walking on the streets of Jerusalem. As they came to the Temple Mount, they beheld a devastating sight. There, where the Sanctuary had once stood in majesty and splendor, where the Holy of Holies had been, were only ruins, and wild foxes were roaming about.
It is easy to become arrogant, easy to declare God's miracles "ordinary events," easy to delude ourselves into believing that "my strength and my might did all this" (Deuteronomy 8:17). The Sages broke down and wept. "Woe is us," they wailed, "that we have seen this with our own eyes." But Rabbi Akiva did not weep. Instead, he smiled. "How can you smile at such a time?" his colleagues asked, shocked. "I smile," Rabbi Akiva answered, "because today I have seen the fulfillment of prophecy, for the same prophet who foretold the destruction also foretold that the Temple shall be rebuilt. The same prophet who prophesied our exile, also prophesied that we shall return to Jerusalem in joy. And so I smile, for now that the first part of our prophecy has come to pass, the second part will surely come to be."
by the Law of God. After almost 2,000 years, we returned to our ancient land, and we, the dry bones of the Holocaust, were joined by Jews from the four corners of the world. They came from the most remote places – places where we were unaware that Jews even existed – the sick, the lame, the battered, the downtrodden, the poor, and the broken-hearted – they all came. And also the strong, the wise, the learned, the successful, the idealistic. Together, we formed a mighty company and were witness to the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophetic ingathering of the exiles. "Fear not, My people, Israel, for I am with you. "I will bring your seed from the east and gather them from the west, and I will say to the north, 'give up,' and to the south, 'Keep not back, bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth" (Isaiah 43:5-6). At the genesis of our history, the Land of Israel was a paradise on earth, and we lovingly tilled her soil. When we were taken into exile, God made a promise that the land would revert to a wasteland and await our homecoming. Many nations tried to settle her, to rebuild her ruins, and bring forth her fruit, but the land would not yield to any of them and stubbornly remained a desert of thistles and stones. Throughout the long, painful centuries of our exile, we were denied the right to own land and all but forgot how to work the soil, and yet, when we returned, overnight, we converted that desert into a garden; planted orchards, vineyards, and forests; built highways and cities; and were witness to the miracle of a
were denied the right to defend ourselves. And yet overnight, we, the battered remnant of the Holocaust, who had long forgotten how to fight, enlisted a powerful army and triumphed over more than one hundred million Arabs who had sworn to drive us into the sea. The awesomeness of it all should have given us pause, should have made us realize that God did not forget us, but even as we were blind to the wake-up calls of suffering, we were even more blind to the wake-up calls of blessings and victory. In days of darkness, there are always those who turn to God, but in times of prosperity and success, it is easy to take God's blessings for granted. It is easy to become arrogant, easy to declare God's miracles "ordinary events," easy to delude ourselves into believing that "my strength and my might did all this" (Deuteronomy 8:17). Nothing that occurs in life is a random event, that which we would term coincidence is also part of God's master plan. There are times, however, when the hand of God is hidden, but there are other moments when it is easier to discern His providence. Such was the time of the Six Day War. Not since Biblical times did we see miracles such as those we witnessed during that period. The combined forces of the Arab nations united to annihilate Israel. But it wasn't only the Arabs – former Nazi officers who had fled Germany at the end of WW II were ensconced in Cairo and Damascus and only too willing to share their Holocaust expertise. Russia not only encouraged and supported the Arabs, but provided them with the most sophisticated weaponry, as well as "advisors" to train them.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h, a holy tzadekes who walked with Hashem was the late founder and president of Hineni, the internationally renowned Torah outreach organization. In 2006, she authored the bestselling book, “Life Is A Test” (Artscroll).
"Akiva," the Sages declared, "you have comforted us." That smile of Rabbi Akiva kept our people going throughout the centuries, and even in the darkest moments, we knew that God did not forget us. From the ashes of Auschwitz we rose like a phoenix, and, by the grace of God, reinvented ourselves as a nation. We rebuilt the Torah academies that were once the pride and glory of European Jewry and raised a new generation of sons and daughters to live
dormant land come to life again. "I will restore the fortune of My people, Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink the wine and they shall plant gardens and eat the fruit" (Amos 9:14). During our infancy as a nation we defeated mighty kingdoms and were led in battle by valorous men like Joshua and David, but during our long torturous exile, we became fair game, to be reviled, attacked, and killed, and
Those were the days of the Cold War and the Communist countries eagerly supplied the Arabs with all the arms they needed. DeGaulle of France openly endorsed the Arabs and refused to deliver planes that Israel had paid for; England mouthed empty platitudes (they had already done their damage by training and equipping the crack Jordanian Arab Legion). The U.S. was mired in the war in Vietnam and President Lyndon Johnson told Abba Eban, the Israeli Foreign
Minister, to practice restraint, while the State Department advised that U.S. involvement be limited to the framework of the UN. In short, the entire world was arrayed against Israel, and the Arabs were armed to the teeth. Conventional wisdom saw Israel's defeat as a foregone conclusion. How could tiny Israel, overwhelmingly outnumbered, surrounded by enemies, prevail when no nation in the entire world was willing to help her?
returned home to do battle for their country. And then, the miracle occurred. In six lightning days, Israel vanquished all her foes and saw her enemies flee before her. The stories of the many miracles that took place in those days are legion and have yet to be recorded in the annals of history. When the war began on June 5, 1967, the miracles quickly unfolded. The Israeli Air Force went forth on a hazardous mission. The Egyptians had prepared
Recalling her experiences while visiting Jerusalem after the six day war of 1967, Rebbetzin Jungreis tells us of the majesty and munificence of G-d and the abundance of miracles that He brought for His people
Once again, there was silence as the world readied itself for another Holocaust. But we, the Jewish people, were not silent, and in an unprecedented moment of unity turned to God in prayer and supplication. I recall those days vividly. I remember how Jews who never went to synagogue, even on the High Holy Days, came to pray, and this held true not only for our community, but for Jews throughout the world. And more, we, the nation that had always been splintered, polarized, and divided, put aside our differences and became one in our love for Israel. Lines formed in front of every Israeli embassy, volunteers by the thousands offered their resources, their strength, their very lives. In Israel itself, the nation responded above and beyond the call of duty. Debts were suspended and disputes were forgiven. Most adults were at the front. Youngsters took over the running of the social services and those who were in distant lands
And more, we, the nation that had always been splintered, polarized, and divided, put aside our differences and became one in our love for Israel
hundreds of missiles for their attack on Israel, but before their planes could take off or their missiles could be launched, Israel destroyed the combined air power of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq! Israel, with her outdated French Super Mystere fighters, destroyed the most sophisticated Russian MIGs on the ground. Many tried to explain the Israel Air Force's success rationally: "The Israelis flew below the Egyptian radar" – "Egyptian intelligence reports on the advancing Israeli aircraft never reached the Egyptian Commander in Chief" – "The night before Israel attacked, there was a big bash for the Egyptian brass, and early the next morning, the Egyptians met with a distinguished Iraqi delegation, so when Israel struck, the Egyptian High Command was not at its post," and so on. But miracles do not mean that God has to overturn the laws of nature or create something that never before existed. On the contrary, miracles are part of God's architectural plan. On the sixth day, as God was about to complete His creation, He added supernatural events, making miracles part of nature. Nature itself is a miracle in which God's hand is constantly manifest. The very fact that Egyptian radar did not detect the Israeli planes, that intelligence reports failed to reach
And more, we, the nation that had always been splintered, polarized, and divided, put aside our differences and became one in our love for Israel the proper ears, that commanding officers were busy partying on the night prior to the attack and were again diverted the following morning by a high level meeting with Iraqis, were all coincidences that were not coincidences, but miracles of God. I have often had discussions with people who insisted that the miracle of the splitting of the Reed Sea was not a miracle at all, but low tide. Instead of arguing, I would tell them that, if the tide was low at the precise moment that the Jewish people had to cross, and suddenly rose again when the Egyptians entered the sea, that was miracle enough for me! Call it what you will, but all the well-laid plans of the Arabs, the Russians, and their hate-mongering supporters, were foiled. As in days of yore, when Pharaoh and his host drowned in the sea while Israel went forth to the Promised Land, so too, Nasser, the modern Pharaoh, and his cohorts drowned and the Jewish people went forth to reclaim their ancient land. When God's miracles are hidden in natural events, when we are far removed from spirituality, miracles can be dismissed as "luck," "coincidence," or just smart moves made by clever people. As generations move farther away from that awesome spiritual moment when God spoke at Sinai, they also become less spiritual, less capable of believing in His involvement in their daily lives. But nature itself is no less miraculous than the supernatural. This concept is reinforced throughout our Torah and prayers. For example, in the second blessing of Shemoneh Esrei, the Silent Meditation, in which we praise God for bringing souls back to life, we also pronounce the blessing for rain, teaching us that one is no more difficult for God than the other. There is a famous story in the Talmud about Rabbi Chanina's daughter, who was heartbroken when she discovered that she had mistakenly bought vinegar rather than oil for the Sabbath lamps. "Don't worry, my daughter," the Rabbi assured her. "The same God Who decrees that oil should burn, can command that vinegar should do so as well." Hence the popular Yiddish saying, "If God wills it, a broom can shoot, but if not, even the most powerful weapon is of no avail." A close study of the Torah will reveal that supernatural miracles are always couched in the natural: God feeds us manna in the desert, but He sandwiches the manna between two layers of dew so that their freshness appears natural. Prior to his death, God tells Moses to ascend to the mountain so that he may behold the entire land of Israel and the future history of our people.
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Parshas Noach – Drowning in a Lack of Heaven By: Rabbi Pinchas Winston
he Talmud says that Noach was also included in the decree of destruction and would have drowned in the Great Flood with the rest of his generation had he not found chayn—favor—in the eyes of God (Sanhedrin 108a). The question is, if Noach had chayn from the beginning, as his name, the mirror image of chayn, seems to imply, and the Torah’s account of his life seems to say, then why was he ever included the decree of mass destruction of mankind? It’s a good question, but the more important one at this time is probably how chayn saves a person from Divine destruction, especially another flood. “Another flood?” you ask. “Didn’t God promise never to bring a flood against the world ever again?”
“Another flood?” you ask. “Didn’t God promise never to bring a flood against the world ever again?” Yes and no. He promised never to destroy the world by a flood of water again. He never promised not to drown a single nation in water, as Pharaoh learned the hard way at the sea, or part of the world by a flood of a different type, as we too may learn the hard way (Zevachim 116a). From the following midrash it is clear that “drowning” has
different connotations: Rabbah bar Bar Chanah said: Once I was on a boat and saw a fish upon whose back grass was growing. We thought it was an island. We alighted, baked, and cooked upon it. When the back of the fish became hot it turned over, and had the ship not been so close, we would have drowned. (Bava Basra 73b) Rabbeinu Ya’akov explained: Rabbah bar Bar Channah saw with Ruach Hakodesh— Holy Spirit—that in the End-of-Days the Jewish nation will rule over a people. They will assume that this people has no hope of ever overcoming them and will therefore subjugate them. When the people have suffered much they will “turn the plate over on its mouth” and resist the Jewish nation. If Moshiach is not close at hand, the Jewish people will “drown” from the many problems that will arise. (Tuvcha Yabiyu, Parashas Balak) Thus “drowning” is a euphemism for any situation that overwhelms a person, and is often used in this manner. People “drown” in debt. They “drown” in work assignments. They “drown” from a lack of shalom bayis, or peace in the home. And now we are worried if we will “drown” from Ebola, or from ISIS and its destructive brutality, God forbid. There is already a sense of being overwhelmed by both. To some this may sound melodramatic. I know that many do not like to read ancient prophecy into current events, even when they seem like a good fit. I am not going to do that. Rather I am going to invoke an-
other idea from the Torah, one that we are commanded to follow even if we do not like it: Remember the days of old; reflect upon the years of [other] generations. (Devarim 32:7)
World-to-Come (Sifrei 32:6). (Rashi) This implies that history is patterned. It says that as random as events may appear to man they are not, and if they are
The Talmud says that Noach was also included in the decree of destruction and would have drowned in the Great Flood with the rest of his generation had he not found chayn—favor—in the eyes of God (Sanhedrin 108a).
Remember the days of old: what God did to past generations who provoked Him to anger. Reflect upon the years of [other] generations: [I.e.,] the generation of Enosh, whom [God] inundated with the waters of the ocean, and the generation of the Flood that [God] washed away. Another explanation is: [If] you have not set your attention to the past, then “reflect upon the years of generations,” i.e., to recognize the future, that He has the power to bestow good upon you and to give you as an inheritance the days of Moshiach and the
similar to events from the past about which we know something we should, or rather we are obligated, to make the comparison. What we have been told is supposed to help us with what we have not been told, even at this very late stage in history. It has always been difficult for disbelievers to take Divine Providence seriously. Noach had to contend with this every day he worked on the ark, a full 120 years. They came to scoff and to mock him, never thinking for one moment that signs of impending doom were in fact signs of impending doom.
They were probably people who still thought, after the doom was upon them, that it too would pass and allow life to return to their idea of “normal.” If they did that back then, long before science and technology came along to demystify life, how much more likely is this to happen today? Now people can listen to scientists who brag that their greatest contribution to mankind is that they are able to show how God, if He exists at all, did not have to be involved in the Creation process. The “simple” technology available to everyone today would have made us look like gods in the eyes of the ancients. Our lives are “magical,” empowering just about everyone to have control over his or her life. Even “believers” who use such technology have to make an effort to keep God in the proper place in their belief system. In the meantime, Ebola is spreading. Projections are being made and there is reason for great concern. With all of our genius, and all of our resources, and all of our technological knowhow we have yet to find a way to contain it. We have sent men into space and confronted the harshest of conditions but are being slayed by a deadly microbe. It’s humbling. On another level, ISIS is doing on a human scale what Ebola is doing on a microscopic one. This Islamic extremist group is also proving to be deadly and difficult to contain, and can easily multiply their threat if they can get their people into foreign countries with intent to cause mass destruction. These days
it is so easy to do so. It is also humbling. It is certainly getting our attention, as it is intended to do. Like a person at a large gathering who wants to be heard, and is, after hitting his glass with a spoon, God is hitting His glass,
It has always been difficult for disbelievers to take Divine Providence seriously. Noach had to contend with this every day he worked on the ark, a full 120 years so-to-speak, to get our attention as well. I do not know if this is part of the finale, but at some point in time mankind has to be humbled. It is part of the Messianic process, at the End-of-Days. If we had continued to advance and become increasingly more empowered while maintaining a high level of awareness of God and the appropriate level of humility, then we would be able to just main the status quo and glide with dignity into the Messianic Era as the Talmud says: Rebi Alexandri said: Rebi Yehoshua ben Levi raised the following contradiction, “It says, ‘Behold like the clouds of Heaven came one like the son of man’ (Daniel 7:13). It is also written, ‘Lowly and riding upon a donkey’ (Zechariah 9:9). If they merit it he will come with the clouds of Heaven. If they do not merit it he will come upon a donkey.’ ” (Sanhedrin 98a) (TORAH.ORG)
Parshas Noach - Do We See Ourselves As G-d Sees Us? By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis
here is a famous Midrash based on this week’s parsha that asks, “If there are so many ways through which G-d could have saved Noah, then why did He make him go through the difficult, arduous task of building an ark that took one hundred and twenty years to complete? The Midrash answers that HaShem, in His infinite mercy, did not want to bring the flood upon the world. He was hoping that man would reconsider his evil ways and repent. Thus, if Noah was seen busily building his ark day in and day out, people would ask him what he was doing, and he would inform them about the impending flood tell them that they could
cancel the evil decree through repentance. It was all in their hands. But this Midrash begs yet another question. Why couldn’t Noah speak to the people directly? Why did he need the ark as a prop? Why couldn’t he inspire the people to mend their ways? The answer to this question can be found in the beginning of the parsha: “Now the earth had become corrupt before G-d (Genesis, 6-11), teaching us that it was only in the sight of G-d that the earth was corrupt, but man saw nothing wrong with his life style. How does it happen that man can be so blind to his own faults and corruption? The generation of the flood was obsessed with hedonism and the pursuit of pleasure and in such a climate, the law of G-d, which requires discipline,
An artist’s rendition of Noach and the animals on the ark. Rabbi Osher writes: There is a famous Midrash based on this week’s parsha that asks, “If there are so many ways through which G-d could have saved Noah, then why did He make him go through the difficult, arduous task of building an ark that took one hundred and twenty years to complete?
is eclipsed. In a society without depraved acts become acceptTorah guidelines, even the most able. So Noah had no one with
whom to talk; there was no one who was willing to listen, for they all saw themselves as “righteous people”, and it never occurred to any of them to ask how G-d saw them. Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, the founder of the Mussar movement, explained how this process takes place through the following analogy: The first time a man commits a wrong, he feels guilty, but if he repeats that act often enough, his conscience will no longer bother him and eventually, he will see himself as a paragon of virtue. So it is that immorality, decadence, degeneracy and corruption can become an accepted way of life and no longer be considered sinful. Sadly this lesson is of special significance to our generation; for our culture has also em-
The Midrash answers that HaShem, in His infinite mercy, did not want to bring the flood upon the world. He was hoping that man would reconsider his evil ways and repent. braced hedonism, immorality and corruption. We regard self-gratification as the ultimate goal, and we too pride ourselves on being good and are incapable of seeing ourselves as G-d sees us. Ongoing Torah study is one of the most effective ways to overcome this gap - when we study G-d’s Word we hear His voice, come to realize how far we have departed from His path See Parshas Noach - Do We , page 37
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BY HIS WIFE MARCELLE AND THEIR CHILDREN A renowned philanthropist, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a exceptionally generous community activist And an Amud Chesed (Pillar of Kindness). All the years of his life were dedicated to Kiddush Hashem, Giving honor to the Torah and helping his family, friends and the entire Jewish nation.
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Why the Media Continued from page 19 always abused women. Just ask Ira Einhorn, Maulana Karenga, Chairman Mao or Lavrentiy Beria. The only real crime that Harvey is guilty of in his circles is letting his ego outpace his achievements. If he had still been able to drive money and access to the media, and political narratives for the left, he could have gone on having his way with anyone and anything. Instead Harvey couldn’t deliver anymore. The only real sin in leftist circles is failure. Remember Michael Moore and Harvey Weinstein agitprop like Sicko and Capitalism? Exactly. (Moore’s Twitter account is quite vocal about President Trump and the anthem protests. It doesn’t seem to have much to tweet about Harvey.) The Hunting Ground quickly fell apart. So much for the narrative. The left doesn’t just eat its own for ideological reasons. Though indeed it does. And the
ritual cannibalism of a top lefty like Weinstein is a prime piece of virtue signaling. But it’s also just business. To quote a movie that Harvey didn’t produce, “Business bad? F___ you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? F___ you, pay me. Place got hit by lightning, huh? F___ you, pay me." Either you deliver money, access and narrative. Or your own crimes will be used to bring you down. The corruption and abuses so prevalent on the left are part of the privileges of power. But those same privileges become a noose around your neck when the hour comes. The left encourages its own to steal, to abuse and to gorge on the privileges of power. But that means they can easily be brought down. And then there’s a scandal. And the next guy in the machine takes their place. In Hollywood’s abuse circles, there are those who have their uses. And those who don’t. It’s why Roman Polanski still gets
Penicillin Misconceptions Continued from page 42 issues such as hip or knee replacement, hysterectomy, colon surgery and heart bypass. More than 900 had an allergy to penicillin noted in their medical records prior to surgery.
More than 200 patients ended up with some type of surgical site infection, the study team found. That included 2.6 percent with no known allergy to penicillin and 3.5 percent of patients who believed they were allergic to the drug and there-
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puses, along with a daily structural mapping of Jewish/Israeli United outsourcing the project online content from around to an Israeli company that spe- the web," the original tender cializes in data mining and data- said, according to Haaretz. "The goal is to bring a stubase building. "The idea is to set up a da- dent not active today in actabase of all Jewish students tivities connected to Judaism/ in the United States (some Israel (roughly 85 percent) to 350,000 students) and to map participate in online and local daily all the Jewish/Israel campus activities numerous events taking place on cam- times and continuously," it
nizations in America to represent ordinary Muslims. The Trump administration is showing interest in addressing the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood. A recent review of the Countering Violent Extremism program divested MB groups of government patronage. Now it falls to the administration to understand that Islamism takes many other forms, and with the help of moderate Muslim organizations, the government must actively work to confront and defund them all. Taxpayer subsidy of Islamism at home and abroad must not continue. (CLARION PROJECT) This article was reprinted with permission from Middle East Forum.
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“This device is extremely promising. It’s such a small dein 2010, and the business now vice but it integrates so many brings in over $100 million a different disciplines — chemyear to Nuance, according to istry, biology and physics. We are receiving extremely positive Aley-Raz. Aley-Raz set up privately feedback,” he added. “The innovative approach funded CorNeat two years ago after meeting the inventor on a behind CorNeat KPro coupled mountain-biking trip. “It was by the team’s execution ability really surprising to me to see present a unique opportunisuch a big problem was not be- ty to finally address the global ing properly addressed,” he told corneal blindness challenge,” said Prof. Ehud Assia, head of ISRAEL21c.
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evant, verifiable information that would enable the company the Museum offers diverse ex- ernment in the world with its to begin an investigation at the hibitions and programs, and cyber-espionage efforts,” the earliest opportunity.” It has repeatedly denied havmaintains a unique collection company said in a statement of nearly 30,000 works of art, quoted by the Times "any rel- ing anything more than correct ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. in spreading terror around the Continued from page 11 world and, of course, in spreadplenty of cover. Harvey still had aggression.” ing its aggression throughout money, but he wasn’t pulling his Similarly, Netanyahu said the Middle East.” weight anymore. Netanyahu also referred to that it was “self-evident” that the And so he had to go. US decision to impose sanctions his instruction last week that In ’09, Harvey Weinstein on the Iranian Revolutionary Israel withdraw from UNESCO, wrote an editorial titled, “Po- Guard “needs to be supported,” following a similar move by the lanski has served his time and explaining that "the Revolution- US. He explained that UNESmust be freed” in which he de- ary Guards are Iran's main arm CO “has become a platform for scribed Polanski’s brutal rape as a “so-called crime”. Harvey covered for Roman the way that so many industry and media types covered for tweeted, "Me too. I don't know if Continued from page 10 him. And now that he’s been it means anything coming from brought down, the real question say last week, but added that she a gay man but it's happened. is how many others are still be- had been reluctant to comment Multiple times." ing covered for. Milano's former co-star publicly because of her friendHow many big names and big ship with Weinstein's wife, on TV's Charmed, Rose Mcbundlers who get their pictures Georgina Chapman. Gowan, tweeted in support of taken with the Obamas and the "I am constantly part of this the campaign. McGowan had Clintons (and what’s left of the conversation even if I don't her Twitter account suspended Kennedy clan) at fundraisers publicly comment on specific after she accused Weinstein of and luncheons are guilty of the scandals," she wrote. "Sexual raping her. McGowan's account same thing and worse? As long harassment and assault in the was reinstated after the hashtag as the left’s media cartel remains workplace are not just about #WomenBoycottTwitter began in power, one thing is certain, Harvey Weinstein. We must trending. we will never know. A similar social media camchange things in general. We Everyone knew about Har- must do better for women paign is playing out on Insvey. They know all about their everywhere." tagram among models who own. Hamilton star Javier Munoz are sharing stories of abuse (FRONT PAGE MAG) Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
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fore didn't receive it. Based on the findings, the study team said prospective surgical patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin should undergo a fresh allergy evaluation in advance of their operation. The findings appear in the Oct. 9 online issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. (HEALTHDAY NEWS) said. Names in the database would have been further divided into subgroups for "micro-targeting purposes", by which individuals would have received tailored materials through social media and other channels that might be of interest or relevant to Jewish students, including information about Jewish or Israel-themed events taking place on their campuses. (I24NEWS.COM)
experiments, are off limits to international inspectors. Lastly, Trump wants the deal to incorporate a moratorium on Iranian ballistic missile development and testing. The JCPOA does not directly address the issue of Iran’s ballistic missiles. Instead, the prohibi-
tion on Iranian ballistic missile development is covered by a separate and rather weak and ineffectual UN Security Council resolution and the Iranians continue to defy it with impunity. It is now up to the Senate to enact legislation that comports with the administration’s goals and objectives. The flurry of measures un-
OCTOBER 20, 2017 the ophthalmic department at the Meir Medical Center in Israel, a serial ophthalmic innovator, and a member of CorNeat Vision scientific advisory board. Other advisory board members include Prof. David Rootman, one of the top corneal specialist surgeons from the University of Toronto, Canada; and Prof. Eric Gabison, a leading cornea surgeon at the Rothschild Ophthalmic Foundation research center at Bichat hospital in Paris, France. business ties to the Kremlin, saying it is "caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight." However US officials have said that the company is either collaborating with the Vladimir Putin's intelligence machine, or is being hijacked by it. (I24NEWS) delusional, anti-Israeli and – in effect – anti-Semitic decisions.” “We hope that the organization will change its ways but we are not pinning hopes on this; therefore, my directive to leave the organization stands and we will move forward to carry it out.” (INN)
and harassment in the fashion industry. Model Cameron Russell put out a post four days ago offering help to models and has been deluged with responses. That effort has launched the hashtag #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse. Early last week, Weinstein was fired by the board of his production company, the Weinstein Co., following an explosive New York Times report just days earlier, in which 13 women accused him of sexually harassing or assaulting them. In another report in The New Yorker, three women accused Weinstein of raping them dertaken by the Trump administration this past week, including actions targeting the IRGC and Hezbollah as well as the de-certification of the JCPOA and the moves at UNESCO demonstrate in no uncertain terms that the US will make its enemies account for their nefarious activities. It is a refreshing change from the pusillanimous policies pursued by the past administration. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
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Tillerson: Trump Wants Continued from page 10 I think right now, we're in the deal to see how we can make it better, and that's the goal. It's not that we're getting out of the deal. We're just trying to make the situation better so that the American people feel safer.” None of the five nations or the EU that reached the deal with Iran has agreed with Trump's stance against it. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday the accord "is a
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robust deal that provides guarantees and a strong monitoring mechanism so that Iran's nuclear program is, and will remain, exclusively for civilian purposes only." She said "there have been no violations of any of the commitments." Mogherini said that Trump "has many powers. Not this one," to overturn the pact unilaterally. Tillerson rejected the contention that Trump's decertification of the Iran deal weakens the U.S. position in dealing with the
ISIS on the Run After Continued from page 20 try is admitted… that’s shameful.” Obama added: “That's not American, it's not who we are.” In Obama’s last full calendar year in office, 99 percent of the 12,587 refugees from Syria admitted to the U.S. were Muslims, while less than 1 percent were Christians. Estimates of the Christians’ proportion of the total population of Syria have ranged from 5 to 10 percent since the onset of the Syrian civil war. Muslims made up 87% of Syria’s
total population. Thus Muslims were being admitted to the United States in a greater proportion than even their huge majority percentage of the total population in Syria itself. Obama clearly discriminated against Christians and other non-Muslim minority religious groups who needed refugee status protection the most, while vastly favoring the one group of refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries who needed protection the least– Sunni Muslims. After declaring that Christians
North Korean nuclear threat. He said the U.S. stance on Iran means that it "will expect a very demanding agreement" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to end his nuclear weapons development. Trump has told Tillerson he is wasting his time to try to negotiate with North Korea, but Tillerson said the U.S. leader actually supports talks with Pyongyang. "These diplomatic efforts will go on to the time the first bomb drops," Tillerson said. Tillerson has had a contentious relationship with Trump, but said he is "fully committed to supporting" the president. have “been horribly treated” by the refugee program under Obama, President Trump has sought to reverse the Obama administration’s disgraceful discrimination against Christian refugees. Unfortunately, he has been stymied to date by the courts. The best way for President Trump to stop the genocide being perpetrated by ISIS on Christians and other religious minorities will be to continue on his course of completely annihilating the monster that Obama’s feckless policies allowed to grow out of control in the first place. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
Parshas Noach - Do We
that consumed them day and night, but through which they learned the meaning of chesed Continued from page 35 G-d wanted to make certain - reaching out with loving that when Noah and his fami- kindness, and it is on the piland take steps to come closer to ly emerged and undertook the lars of loving kindness that G-d Him. Make a commitment to at- task of re-building the world, builds His world. As it is writthey would be fortified with ten "Olam Chessed Yibonoh" tend Torah classes regularly. Still you might ask why righteous deeds. In the ark they -The world is built upon the Noah had to enter the ark - had to care for all the animals foundation of loving kindness. why couldn’t G-d have saved that G-d had commanded them (Psalm 89) - Ё him in a different manner. But to gather - back-breaking labor (HINENI.ORG)
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not [the prime minister] got this or that number of cigars,” he said. Continued from page 17 Ultimately, the bill is unlikely governability. “I’m concerned about the to become law. Coalition partState of Israel, not about this ner Kulanu opposes the meabill becomes law. But he also said that the person or that one. The coun- sure, as do some members of the drive to bring down prime try’s governability is more im- Likud and officials in the Justice ministers has damaged Israel’s portant to me than whether or Ministry. (TPS)
Trump Calls for Quick
"short-term deal" with Democrats to stabilize the country's health care insurance markets Continued from page 10 legislation. He blamed his and vowed the U.S. is "going legislative failures on rival to get drug prices way down." "The Republican party is Democratic lawmakers, whom Trump said he would soon very, very unified," Trump he described as "good at ob- announce a plan to attack the said, despite a handful of dis- struction," but with "terrible country's opioid addiction crisis, which has killed tens of sident Senate Republicans policies." Trump said he could favor a thousands of people. who derailed the health care
Security Breach Leads IRS Continued from page 32 If you want to know how any of these breaches could affect you and the best ways to protect yourself and your sensitive information, the Federal Trade Commission published an article last month on their Consumer Information page giving consumers insight into all of this. It states, “If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal infor-
mation was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for
about 182,000 people. And they grabbed personal information of people in the UK and Canada too.” To read the rest of this informative article visit: https://www.consume r. ft c . g o v / b l o g / 2 0 1 7 / 0 9 / equifax-data-breach-what-do You can also try to call the three credit rating bureaus directly, although it is unlikely that you will obtain an actual human to talk to. The phone numbers for these bureaus that store vital information regarding your credit are: Equifax 800349-9960, Experian 888-3973742, Transunion 888-909-8872
Continued from page 26 Britain. Meanwhile, two further allegations were made against Weinstein in the UK, one by the Hollyoaks actor Lysette Anthony that she says took place in the 1980s, and another by an unnamed former Miramax employee using the pseudonym Sarah Smith that relates to the 1990s. Through his spokeswoman, Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex.
Allen has worked with Weinstein on a number of films but claims that he had not heard the allegations made against the mogul. “No one ever came to me or told me horror stories with any real seriousness,” he said. “And they wouldn’t, because you are not interested in it. You are interested in making your movie. But you do hear a million fanciful rumors all the time. And some turn out to be true and some – many – are just stories about this actress or that
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ron from the municipality. A subsequent determination by allocation in the city. The mu- the Justice Ministry found that nicipality made this assertion the city’s claims over property despite a recent decision by the owned by the community were Defense Ministry to separate null and void. The Civil Administration is the Jewish community in Hev-
NY Man to Get Up Continued from page 5 2015, Doren made regular unauthorized withdrawals from the first of these estate accounts, stealing more than $695,000. Doren used the money to pay off his and his wife’s credit card bills, and to pay off a mortgage in his wife’s name. Beginning in June 2013 and continuing through December 2015, Doren
stole money from the second of these estate accounts, stealing more than $445,000 to pay off his credit card bills. On May 18, 2016, Doren was arraigned on a New York State Supreme Court indictment charging him with the alleged thefts. After Doren’s guilty plea on June 1, 2017, to two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, the District
PAGE 37 actor.” Allen has faced his own sexual abuse claims, with his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow accusing him of molesting her when she was seven years old. Dylan Farrow’s claims have been supported by her mother Mia Farrow and brother Ronan Farrow, who in 2015 wrote an op-ed for the Hollywood Reporter condemning the media for its handling of the allegations against Allen. The claims made against Allen were investigated at the time but he was not charged, and the director has always strongly denied them. expected to issue additional permits over the next two days for hundreds of other housing units in Israeli towns across Judea and Samaria, including 296 in Beit El, which had been promised by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the last five years. (INN) Attorney’s Office learned that Doren had stolen from one of the clients of his accounting practice. On multiple occasions between April 2016 and May 2017, Doren claimed that he had advanced money to taxing authorities on the client’s behalf, and asked the client to reimburse him for more than $579,000. In reality, Doren did not make any of the requested tax payments on the client’s behalf, and simply pocketed the money.
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of hate in America today. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the Continued from page 32 Challenging Cyberhate, which defamation of the Jewish people established guidelines for the and to secure justice and fair treatproblem of online hate while at tech industry to help prevent ment to all. Today it is the world’s the same time respecting free the spread of online hate speech. leading organization combating Since Greenblatt became anti-Semitism, exposing hate speech. Together, ADL and the companies have devised CEO in July 2015, ADL’s focus groups, training law enforcement and implemented strategies to on combating cyber hate has ex- on hate crimes, developing anti-bicounter the proliferation of hate panded dramatically. This new as curricula for students, counterlab partnership is the organiza- ing cyber-hate and relentlessly purspeech online. This collaborative work led tion’s latest advancement in its ef- suing equal rights for all. Follow us to ADL’s 2014 Best Practices for fort to address the cutting-edge on Twitter: @ADL_National
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25)—“in order to counter his inflammatory rhetoric against Israel and the Jewish people,” Continued from page 31 the public that he is promoting said Mostyn. The film will also be screened hatred against the only democin U.S. cities and in Israel follike Roger Waters, strengthen racy in the Middle East.” “Wish You Weren’t Here” pre- lowing its Canadian debut. the campaign that seeks Israel’s “It starts with Roger Waters, mieres in Toronto. B’nai Brith destruction,” said Mostyn. “Whatever definition of an- is set to hold screenings of the but it’s all about contemporary ti-Semitism you abide by… film in Canadian cities on the anti-Semitism, which is thriving Roger Waters is most certain- same nights as Waters’s perfor- and the world is turning a blind ly guilty,” he said, adding the mances in those cities—Quebec eye,” Halperin said. “There’s no “Wish You Weren’t Here” tour is City (Oct. 8), Ottawa (Oct. 10), place for this in today’s world…. B’nai Brith’s “protest against Wa- Montreal (Oct. 16), Winnipeg It’s time to call a spade a spade.” ters” and “our chance to educate (Oct. 22) and Edmonton (Oct. (JNS.ORG)
Jewish Philanthropists Launch Continued from page 26 tunate,” says Zarchi, who is one of seven Chabad staff members now offering assistance on the island. The funds will go towards items such as baby formula, diapers, nonperishable food products, first-aid supplies, clothing and blankets. Despite the fact that recovery will likely happen slowly—analysts have estimated
that it could cost as much as $95 billion—Zarchi insists that he and other Chabad representatives are “here to see it through to the end.” Last month, two planes chartered by Chabad donors delivered essentials to the island. “Puerto Rico will flourish again,” says the rabbi, “with the Jewish community being a very big part of that renewal.” (CHABAD.ORG)
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Tempers Flare at Public Continued from page 30 Voice that he would be more than glad to provide responses to the questions that the publication posed to him after he assumes his position at the Met Council. Using his powerful position on the Land Use Committee, it was reported last month by the Jewish Voice that Greenfield has secured $9M in city council funding for Jewish groups. This past summer, Greenfield advocated for a $2.75 million aid package for New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage. . According to the Museum, these funds will initiate new high-impact exhibitions on anti-Semitism, revitalize public space, and introduce new technology for the benefit of 50,000 schoolchildren, their teachers, and other visitors. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is just one of the many Jewish organizations whose funding Greenfield advocated for in this year's budget. Greenfield supported the efforts of Council Member Laurie Cum-
bo to secure funds for the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights which will see $2 million to provide supplemental educational opportunities focused on Jewish history. Jewish social-service providers like the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services will receive new office space, equipment and new vehicles including for transportation to and from Boro Park's Mishkon. City Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Williamsburg, Boerum Hill) whose district includes the proposed redevelopment site, opened the proceedings with remarks addressing the ethnic tensions surrounding the plan. “Over the past 20 years, all of these communities have been feeling the squeeze. At some point we have to get past the fights of a previous generation. We have to move past training our fire on one another. We have to be constructive because if we aren’t constructive, the situation is going to get worse. We can continue to build as much
Bibi to Russian DM: Israel Continued from page 11 strengthening of Hezbollah via Syria, with emphasis on the acquisition of precision weapons, prevent Hezbollah – or Iranian forces – from establishing a ground presence along our border, and prevent the establishment of an Iranian military presence in Syria as a whole,” Netanyahu said at the time. While adding that Israel welcomes a ceasefire, Netanyahu added that it must not “enable the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria in general and in southern Syria in particular.” Netanyahu said he held “deep discussions” on the matter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Both told me that they understand Israel’s position and will take our demands into account,” he said. Meanwhile, Egypt announced on Sunday evening that it would not be reopening the Rafah border crossing with Gaza as it planned, following an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in
northern Sinai which claimed the lives of six Egyptian soldiers. The crossing was supposed to be reopened between Monday and Thursday following the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal which was reached last week. The Egyptian military said earlier on Sunday that in addition to the soldiers, at least 24 jihadist were killed in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai. The statement, which was quoted by Reuters, did not give details, but security and medical sources said about 20 members of the security forces had also been injured when more than 100 jihadists repeatedly attacked security outposts south of the border town of Sheikh Zuweid. The attackers used car bombs and rocket propelled grenades (RPG), the sources said. They also clashed with the security forces using light weapons, they added. Egyptian forces have been battling a growing insurgency in the northern Sinai for years. Most of the attacks in the region have been claimed by the Sinai
affordable housing as were able to build, and the situation for a lot of people is going to continue to get worse. But it’s going to get that much worse if we do nothing,” said Levin. But City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Bushwick, Williamsburg), whose district is across the street from the proposed development, countered the claim by citing the previous 2009 lawsuit brought against the city. That lawsuit eventually halted construction in the Broadway Triangle in 2012. “Everything that has been said now has been said in the past. Without the ability to sue, without the court system, we would not get justice. It is a judge that has said that the rezoning will perpetuate segregation in the Broadway Triangle. That is not an opinion, that is a fact. This whole notion that one community is pitted against another is real, it is not something we can sweep under the rug or hold hands and sing Kumbaya,” said Reynoso. The Rabsky originally paid $12,8 million for the property back in 2012 when it first acquired the property from Pfizer. (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS.COM)
Province, ISIS’ Egypt affiliate which pledged allegiance to the jihadists in 2014. On Friday, ISIS claimed an attack on security forces in the peninsula that killed at least six soldiers. Last month, ISIS killed 18 people in an attack on a security convoy in Egypt's North Sinai. Egyptian authorities have kept the Rafah crossing virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014, though they have temporarily reopened the crossingseveral times since that attack, mostly for the passage of humanitarian cases. Egypt blames Hamas terrorists for providing the weapons for the lethal 2014 attack, which killed 30 soldiers, through one of its smuggling tunnels under the border to Sinai. Hamas denies the allegations. In addition to keeping the crossing closed, Egypt has shut down the smuggling tunnels between Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, which terrorists use to smuggle weapons, and has also built a buffer zone along the border, expelling large numbers of people from their homes for that purpose. (I24 NEWS, THE GUARDIAN & INN)
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have been frozen since a US-led initiative collapsed in 2014. Netanyahu recently said he Continued from page 14 min Netanyahu to "hold off " on plans no uprooting of settlesettlement building in a White ments, blaming Palestinian "inbut current President Donald House meeting earlier this year. citement" and attacks against Trump has been seeking to re- Israelis, among other issues, for Trump's stance has been more ambiguous. Though, he request- start peace negotiations between the lack of progress in peace efed Israeli Prime Minister Benja- Israel and the Palestinians which forts. (I24 NEWS)
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schools on: Toward A New Middle East. Challenges And Major-General Opportunities For Israel And Dan Efrony (Res.), Her Neighbors. MG Dangot Military Advocate also held strategy and policy General of the briefings for members of the I.D.F., 2011-2015 U.S. Congress and their policy MG Efrony, lectured at select advisers via our ELITE branch. law schools on The Laws Of O.S.S. was proud to have MG Armed Conflict In The Era Of Dangot as a lecturer at our anCyber & Autonomous Warfare. nual Regional Conference,NY, Presenting to the student com- 2017, where he dialogued with munity and dialoguing with re- Amir Tibon, Chief Washington nowned faculty members alike, Correspondent, Haaretz News. MG Efrony expertly outlined the dilemmas and challenges Brigadier-General attendant to this new realm of Amir Avivi (Res.), Chief Auditor asymmetrical warfare.
Of The Defense Establishment For Lt. Colonel Roni The Minister Of Katzir (Active), Defense, 2014-2016 Head Of The Operational Branch, In a groundbreaking tour, International BG Avivi spoke at select gradLaw Dept., IDF uate schools on matters ranging M.A.G. Corps from Iran and the global terror In March, 2017, Lt. Col. Katzir lectured at select venues in the U.S., including top-tier law schools and U.S. Military Academies. His subject matter: Implementing The Laws Of Armed Conflict Against non-State Actors, brought an Israeli perspective to a global discourse. Major-General Eitan Dangot (Res.), Coordinator of Govt. Activities In The Territories, 2009-2014 In April, 2017, MG Dangot lectured at select graduate
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Students for Justice in Palestine Issue Demands for “Zionists Off Campus” at Brooklyn College By: Sara Dogan
s revealed in recent congressional testimony, Students for Justice in Palestine is a campus front for Hamas terrorists. SJP’s propaganda activities are orchestrated and funded by a Hamas front group, American Muslims for Palestine, whose chairman is Hatem Bazian and whose principals are former officers of the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic “charities” previously convicted of funneling money to Hamas. The report and posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop University Support for Terrorists. Images of the posters that appeared at Brooklyn College and other campuses may be viewed at www.stopuniversitysupportforterrorists.org.
Brooklyn College is home to a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter which has repeatedly promoted Hamas propaganda and defended terrorism against Israel. BC SJP posted an advertisement titled “The Third Intifada” on its Facebook page, and has also used the slogan “From the River to the Sea” which is a genocidal threat to destroy Israel and its Jewish population. BC SJP continues to promote the Hamas-inspired and funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and held an event to discuss its policy of refusing to dialogue or establish “normalization” of relations with pro-Israel organizations and students. A gang of 10 campus activists affiliated with SJP stormed a campus faculty meeting, calling one faculty member a “Zionist pig” and issuing demands for “Zionists off campus.” In spite of these actions, Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson ordered posters exposing the links between SJP and Hamas be immediately torn down and called them “hate speech,” while defending SJP’s right to continue its operations on campus.
genocidal call for the elimination of the entirety of Israel and its Jews which lie between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. In November 2016, Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson responded to posters exposing the links between the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine and Hamas by tearing them down and denouncing their sponsor, the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Anderson’s response included lofty passages about the importance of free speech and intellectual diversity on a college campus, yet she exempted the Freedom Center from these protections by calling its posters “hate speech” and accusing the posters of “target[ing] individual SJP leaders with the aim of bullying them and making them vulnerable to additional harassment or worse.” In May 2016, Brooklyn College SJP held a demonstration at City Hall Park in New York to commemorate “Al-Nakba.” Nakba is an Arabic term meaning “catastrophe” that is used by Hamas and its supporters to describe the creation of Israel. For the record, Israel was created by the United Nations on land that belonged to the Turks (who are not Arabs, let alone “Palestinians”) for 400 years previously. Israel was created in the same way Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq were created, without becoming the targets of terrorist aggression. On April 15, 2016, the Doctoral Students Council of the City University of New York (CUNY), of which Brooklyn College is a subsidiary, voted 42-19-9 in favor of a resolution calling for a boycott of “Israeli academic institutions for as long as the Israeli state continues to violate Palestinian rights under international law,” thereby endorsing the Hamas-sponsored BDS movement and its false claims that Israel violates Palestinian rights. In fact, the million plus Arabs who are Israeli citizens have more rights than the Ar-
ulty meeting, calling one faculty member a “Zionist pig” and issuing demands for “Zionists off campus” and for an end to supposedly “racist” course offerings. Some of the faculty present applauded the student demands. On November 26, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP shared a video link on its Facebook page purporting to show the “loss of land” that occurred through a series of maps as Jews allegedly colonized Palestine. These fraudulent maps which begin with a map showing a non-existent “Palestine” in 1947, were created by Hamas to justify its terrorist war against the Jewish state. On November 18, 2015,
university. On November 12, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP endorsed a statement from the SJP contingent of the “Million Student March” which describes CUNY’s leadership as “the Zionist administration” and uses Hamas terminology to claim that it “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education.” The statement also refers to Israel as “occupied Palestine.” The reference to “Palestine” is to a political entity that has never existed in the fourteen hundred year Brooklyn College is home to a Students for Justice in Palestine history of the Middle East from chapter which has repeatedly promoted Hamas propaganda the time of Mohammed. It is a and defended terrorism against Israel Hamas fabrication.
On October 07, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP held a “die-in” on campus to accuse Israel of murdering Palestinian civilians as part of an international “Day of Rage.” The fake corpses were covered in fake blood with signs around their necks accusing Israel of various crimes. One sign read “This is just a fraction of life under Israeli Apartheid.”
In January 2017, BC SJP shared an announcement from NYC SJP about a protest on its Facebook page. The protest announcement stated “Fight Trump, Free Palestine, From the River to the Sea.” The statement “From the River to the Sea” is a genocidal call for the elimination of the entirety of Israel and its Jews which lie between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
On October 08, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP posted an online poster labeled “The Third Intifada” on its Facebook page. While “Intifada” literally means “shaking off,” it is the name assigned by terrorists to their suicide bombing and stabbing attacks against Jewish civilians in Israel.
In January 2017, BC SJP shared an announcement from NYC SJP about a protest on its Facebook page. The protest announcement stated “Fight Trump, Free Palestine, From the River to the Sea.” The statement “From the River to the Sea” is a
abs of any other Middle Eastern state, including the territories of the West Bank and Gaza. On April 03, 2016, Brooklyn College SJP posted an article defending terrorism and the BDS movement. On February 17, 2016, a gang of approximately 10 anti-Israel activists stormed a campus fac-
Brooklyn College SJP invited students to attend an event held at the CUNY graduate center titled: “Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities.” The event advertisement promises it will be a “vital discussion on the importance—and challenges—of boycotting Israeli universities.” On November 17, 2015, SJP held a “Normalization Workshop” to discuss why SJP refuses to dialogue with pro-Israel students and groups on campus. This refusal to allow any discussion with groups supporting Israel is in line with the policies of Hamas and in direct conflict with the aims of a liberal arts
On November 04, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP sponsored an event featuring Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen gave a talk on “Israel & Palestine: The Bullet, the Ballot and the Boycott,” during which he repeated common Hamas libels attacking Israel as a racist state and “theocracy” that is attempting to start a “race war” through “burning babies” and other acts of violence against Arabs and blacks. On November 02, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP co-sponsored a vigil at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City in support of the “Holy Land Five,” high level employees of the Holy Land Foundation who were
Senator Bernie Sanders and Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson are all smiles as they wait to address the Class of 2017. In November 2016, President Anderson responded to posters exposing the links between the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine and Hamas by tearing them down and denouncing their sponsor, the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Anderson’s response included lofty passages about the importance of free speech and intellectual diversity on a college campus, yet she exempted the Freedom Center from these protections by calling its posters “hate speech”
convicted of funneling millions to Hamas. On October 08, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP posted an online poster labeled “The Third Intifada” on its Facebook page. While “Intifada” literally means “shaking off,” it is the name assigned by terrorists to their suicide bombing and stabbing attacks against Jewish civilians in Israel. On October 07, 2015, Brooklyn College SJP held a “die-in” on campus to accuse Israel of murdering Palestinian civilians as part of an international “Day of Rage.” The fake corpses were covered in fake blood with signs around their necks accusing Israel of various crimes. One sign read “This is just a fraction of life under Israeli Apartheid.” The protest was accompanied by numerous chalked slogans, including some endorsing the Hamas-funded BDS movement such as “Boycott Israel.” On March 25, 2015, anti-Semitic graffiti reading “Jews – root of all evil” was found in a men’s bathroom stall in the Brooklyn College library. Over the past few years, Brooklyn College SJP members and their supporters at Brooklyn College expressed vehement Jew hatred and support for anti-Israel terrorism on social media. SJP member Ayah Aly tweeted such sentiments as “Anyone supporting Israel is living in a constant state of delusion. Exterminate yourselves” and “If you’re a zionist, you israeli the lowest piece of scum on earth.” She also tweeted that “Jews” are one of the “top10thingsIhate” and claimed that the United States
government was behind the 9/11 attacks, stating on twitter “Never Forget this day, 14 years ago, when the U.S Government conspired against its’ own Country and blamed it on Islam.” Brooklyn College graduate student Raja Abdulhaq wrote on Facebook that “It’s very important to always remember that Western colonial powers are as guilty as Israel in the mass-murder of Palestinians, especially the USA.” He also condoned anti-Israel terrorism, sharing on Facebook that “If you preach about popular resistance by calling it ‘non-violent’ resistance in the international arena and indirectly condemn other forms of resistance, mainly armed, then you don’t represent Palestine.” (FRONT PAGE MAG) Editor’s note: he David Horowitz Freedom Center is naming the “Top Ten Worst Schools that Support Terrorists.” The latest school to be named to this list is Brooklyn College (CUNY). Known for a highly aggressive SJP chapter that has called for a “third intifada,” Brooklyn College joins the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Irvine, the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Brandeis University, and San Francisco State University on the list. Coinciding with the naming of Brooklyn College to this list, the Freedom Center placed posters on the Brooklyn College campus exposing the links between Students for Justice in Palestine and the terrorist organization Hamas, whose stated goal is the destruction of the Jewish state.
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
Exploring Newfoundland’s Jewish Frontier Foggy, rugged island on the North Atlantic has no Jewish school or kosher dairy—at least, not yet By: Shmuel Loebenstein
could hear the screech of packing tape being stretched across cardboard boxes and the thud, thud of its ends being slapped down by eager hands. Speaking by phone to Rabbi Chanan Chernitsky at his apartment in Montreal, a mountain of cargo seemed to grow in the background. He and his wife, Tuba, were preparing to send it all to their
But what the 27-year-old rabbi and his 26-year-old wife see in Newfoundland and its Jewish population is what truly drove the frontiersmen of old: the untapped potential and untold promise. There has not been an Orthodox Jewish presence in Newfoundland for decades, and to the Chernitskys, it is fertile land to till (agriculture metaphors—growth, fruits, seeds—are the next best option after frontier ones). The rabbi reads the Megillah last year during Purim
A view of the ocean from the top of Signal Hill
The St. John’s port is a transportation gateway and business hub in Atlantic Canada
new home and the home of the world’s newest Chabad House: St. John’s, Newfoundland. Their dishes, books, strollers, menorah, Shabbat candlesticks, and other home and Jewish necessities would soon begin a 1,500mile journey to a remote Canadian island—and so would the Chernitskys and their three young children. Writers tasked with reporting on the Chabad shlichus juggernaut have shown a weakness for frontier language, eager to write of uncharted territory and the intrepid young couples who bring the wisdom and practice of Torah to Jewish locals and travelers in remote areas. If there ever was a place deserving of the frontier label, it is Newfoundland. It is here, on this island in the Atlantic Ocean that only joined Canada in 1949, that the romantic writer may truly offer his tributes to the wide expanses untouched by man and the thrill of being on the edge of civilization.
The uniqueness of Newfoundland’s Jewish community is a reflection of the province, which also includes mainland Labrador to the northwest, as a whole. Prior to joining Canada, Newfoundland was an English colony for centuries; the native-born tend to have English, Irish or Scottish ancestry. Its time zone is half-an-hour off from any other time zone in North America. It stands apart geographically from much of Canada—a rugged territory of roughly 150 square miles with a little more than 500,000 people just 1,300 miles from Greenland. Triangular in shape, the rocky island blocks the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River, creating the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the world’s largest estuary. Making the Place Home The Chernitskys first visited St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, in February 2016. The first Jews to ever visit came a bit before that: The earliest recorded Jewish presence in the
Cabot Tower on Signal Hill in St. John’s, the capital of the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. Rabbi Chanan and Tuba Chernitsky have moved there with their three young children to start a Chabad center. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The historic and colorful Water Street in St. John’s (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
province is from 1770, when English Jews started making their way across the pond. SimonSolomon—possessed of a name so Jewish-British that it is obvious he was among their numbers—was the first postmaster of Newfoundland, arriving there in 1792. The Jewish community grew in dribs and drabs, numbering about 100 families in the 1950s. Today, perhaps 500 Jews reside in Newfoundland. On that trip a year ago, the native Canadian couple (both from Winnipeg) threw a Tu B’Shevat party and set to work meeting the locals. They came back again from Purim to Passover, when they held seders in conjunction with the community leadership. During that month-long stay, the Chernitskys distributed handmade shmurah matzah, conducted a children’s program, chatted with residents and began to feel that this place might just become their home. “We enjoyed our visits, but still weren’t sure what we’d do,” relates the rabbi. “We returned to Montreal and within a couple of weeks made our decision: We would move to Newfoundland.” Theirs was not the only Chabad foray there; rabbinical students sent by Lubavitch headquarters in New York had for years come periodically to the province, slowly cultivating contacts and relationships on which the Chernitskys could now draw. Other visiting bochurim from Canada have helped serve local Jewish needs, building a foundation for a per-
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manent presence. The rabbi is under no disillusionment about what Jewish living in Newfoundland will be like. There is no Jewish day school, no kosher dairy, and they are a three-hour plane ride from Montreal and its
Jewish hub. But he is not deterred. He has all but convinced the local supermarket to stock kosher chicken, has found kosher bagels in the local Costco and has already discovered a circle of Jewish students at the nearby Memorial University of Newfoundland. As for all the other parts of Jewish life—well, that’s why the Chernitskys are there. “We have plans. We’ll start slowly and carefully, but there’s a lot of things we want to do,” says the rabbi before rattling off a list of initiatives he had in the pipeline. They aim to start a Sunday-morning tefillin and breakfast club, offer a range of Torah classes and establish a full Jewish presence at the university, in
addition to holding Jewish holiday programs and celebrations. Their very first event, scheduled for March 5, comes just three weeks after their arrival. Their oldest child and son, Menachem Mendel, will have his upsherin (his first haircut at the age of 3) in his new home—the first such event on the island in about 40 years. A Purim party will be held a week later. Chernitsky describes the harsh winds that rage in from the Atlantic and whip through St. John’s, the foggiest city in Canada—some reports say in the world. Newfoundland may indeed be a cold place, but the Chernitskys are determined to stoke its Jewish flame (fire metaphors are a favorite, too). (CHABAD.ORG)
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
10 Awe-Inspiring Full-Moon Hikes in Israel Connect to the wonders of nature by hiking in the light of the moon against Israel’s many majestic backdrops By: Jessica Halfin
ight hiking in Israel when the moon is full has many advantages and romantic qualities, the most basic of which is the convenient combination of cooler nighttime temperatures and maximum visibility. Israel is blessed with many majestic backdrops — the bright white limestone of the Judean Desert or the shimmering waters of the Sea of Galilee — that find their shine quite literally in full moonlight. Setting out after dark coaxes us out of our comfort zone and forces us to hone our instincts. Nothing connects you to the wonders of the universe quite like that howling wolf or that ancient landscape under the vast night sky. It is a kind of nature therapy. Here are ISRAEL21c’s top 10 places to hike when the moon is full. Before attempting any hikes in Israel, especially at night, it is advised to
bonim is considered one of Israel’s most beautiful Mediterranean beaches, known for its seashells and abundant wildlife. It is recommended to start the 16km journey after a leisurely evening meal of Druze fare, hike into the early morning hours, and then rest on the beach until the sun comes up. Additional information: Start the hike by picking up the red trail (a dirt Jeep path) Nahal Havarim in the winter time. Photo by Jessica Halfin in the southwest corner of Daliat el-Carmel next to the town’s trash disposal area, and then follow it down the mountain toward the sea.
3. Haifa to Atlit
For an easier Carmel-area beach hike option: Start at Haifa’s Student Beach, and walk south along this hidden shoreline until you reach the “Shayetet 13” Israel Navy Seal base in the town of Atlit. The sandy hike is a 10km (6.2-mile) waterfront path, from which you can admire the waves and the abundant moonlight reflecting The sun sets on Habonim Beach. Photo by Nicky Kelvin/Flash90
Israelis camping under a full moon near Sde Boker. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90
7. Nahal Kidod, Arad
A jumping-off point into the wilderness of the Judean Desert, this short night hike starts in the Rotem neighborhood of Arad and descends downward to the Kidod River bed. Along the way you will pass boulders, an ancient cistern, waterfalls and caves before ascending the Moav lookout for a view of the cascading light over the hills below and the lowest point on earth — the Dead Sea. The 7km (4.3-mile) hike takes two to four hours, and will have you falling in love with the hilly desert terrain. Additional Information: For this hike, follow the green trail. Find the detailed map here.
8. Mitzpe Tiberias to Yardenit
Nahal Pratsim in the Sodom Mountains - Photo by Jessica Halfin
Haifa beach photo by Jessica Halfin.
study the trail map to learn the specific details of what to expect along the way. And be sure to check out Wild Trails’ five essential tips for enjoyable and safe nighttime hiking.
off the Mediterranean waters. At the finish you will catch a view of the famous 13th century Crusader fortress inside the base at the edge of the coastal peninsula.
1. Nahal Havarim
4. Nahal PratsimSodom Mountain
haronim Creek bed and up one of the Ramon crater’s rock plateaus (depending on the path you choose). This awe-inspiring Negev Desert crater is the largest of its kind in the world, stretching 40km long and 500 meters deep. Hiking just a small portion at night showcases the wonder of the starry night sky in this remote area. Fossilized seashells can be found in the creek-bed floor, reminding you that once upon a time this was the bottom of a vast ocean. Additional information: This hike takes two to four hours, and picks up the Israel National Trail (Shvil Yisrael) as it enters the Saharonim Creek bed. To start the trail, veer off Route 40 between kilometer 86 and 87, and drive towards the Be’erot parking lot on a dirt path with red markers. Continue driving for an additional 4km (2.5 miles) until you reach the Ein Saharonim parking lot (also called Matzad Mechila).
Located just south of breathtaking Midreshet Ben-Gurion in the Sde Boker area is one of three official Israeli nature reserves open to visitors for night hiking. The Havarim Stream hike combines the Judean Desert rolling hills and valleys with an air of mystery that plays off the unique ecosystem of plants and animals. The hike starts off at the remains of an ancient Nabatean well. This relatively short hike of 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) will really give you a sense of what this spectacular area has to offer. Additional information: Park at the Ben-Gurion Field School at the sign that reads “Nahal Havarim.” Start the hike at the blue trail marker.
Walk along this extraordinarily powdery marlstone rock 8km (5-mile) route at the base of Mount Sodom above the Dead Sea, where the biblical story of Sodom and Gemorrah is said to have taken place. Hike along the river bed in the canyon that weaves between the towering plateaus above, and eventually arrive to what is affectionately known as the “Flour Cave.” Two things are certain: 1) Expect a butt-full of white chalky powder, and 2) this is a hike that is strictly forbidden on rainy days, but utterly fantastic for a full-moon nighttime activity. Additional Information: Start the linear hike at the 2. Daliat el-Carmel Neot Pools in the Nahal Zohar to Habonim Beach Valley next to Highway 90. The 6. Tel Achziv to This hike takes you from the hike finishes at the night park- Rosh Hanikra northern Carmel Mountain ing lot at the exit of the PratStarting just north of NaDruze village of Daliat el-Car- sim Stream. hariya, this easy 6km (3.7mel down the mountain, along mile) night hike follows the an ancient route, through vil- 5. Parsat Nekarotrocky beach all the way from lages and even banana fields Makhtesh Ramon the ancient settlement of until you reach the Habonim This 7km (4.3-mile) circular Achziv, north to the sea caves Beach nature reserve. Ha- route allows you along the Sa- of Rosh Hanikra, along the
beach promenade and paths. Throughout the trail you will discover coves, lagoons and tidal pools as well as distant islands to admire. This is a breeding ground for sea turtles during the spring and summer months, so stay on the promenade during those seasons. Otherwise let the moon be your spotlight as you travel along this path to the spectacular endpoint along the Israeli-Lebanese border.
Section 8 on the Israel National Trail, which is identifiable by its orange, white and blue-striped markers, this hike starts with a view of the moon shining over the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) and ends with a brisk swim in the Jordan River. A cleansing experience that will give you an intimate sense of the North, it is a lovely 12km (7.4-mile) hike over main roads, which makes it pleasant for a bright night. Additional Information: This hike starts on Route 77 at the entrance to Tiberias Illit, and ends next to Kibbutz Kinneret at the Yardenit baptismal site.
desert fortress into the mountainside, lies the natural wonder of Havarei Masada. This Judean Desert trail is made up of limestone rocks, as denoted in the name, and contains twists, turns, crevices and natural structures for one to scale and explore in the shining moonlight. Like an obstacle course, made from the lake waters that used to flood the area thousands of years ago, it is a veritable playground for kids and adults of all ages, made even more accessible by the ease and straightforward nature of the hike. Additional information: This hike starts outside Masada National Park in the parking area off Highway 90. Walk the black trail to the end and back for a circular hike of 4km (2.5 miles).
10. Monthly full-moon night run in Zarzir, Jezreel Valley
This monthly communal night walk/run in the Northern Jezreel Valley, when the full moon hangs big in the night sky, starts at the junction of the Zarzir Bedouin village. It is a laidback yet upbeat experience with choices of 15km, 10km or 6km tracks, put on by the local running store RunWay, owned by running enthusiast Doron Shalmon. To join in the supportive community of runners, visit the store’s Facebook page and 9. Havarei Masada RSVP to the month’s schedAt the base of Masada, uled event. where King Herod built his (ISRAEL 21C)
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
Israeli Company Unveils Revolutionary Artificial Cornea CorNeat Vision develops new nanotech solution that could one day help restore sight to millions who have gone blind due to diseases of the cornea By: Nicky Blackburn
n early-stage Israeli ophthalmic medical devices startup has developed a revolutionary artificial cornea implant that holds out hope to millions of blind and visually impaired people suffering from diseases of the cornea. The nanotech-based solution by CorNeat Vision of Ra’anana is a synthetic cornea that uses advanced cell technology to integrate artificial optics within ocular tissue. After successful initial tests on animals, the company plans to move to human implantations in Israel in the middle of next year, and also to begin a
engineering that stimulates cellular growth. “Unlike previous devices, which attempt to integrate oplarger clinical trial of 20 to 60 pathology, injury and blindness, tics into the native cornea, Corwhich would alleviate the suf- Neat’s implant leverages a virtupatients in the United States. According to the World fering and disability of millions al space under the conjunctiva that is rich with fibroblast cells, Health Organization, diseases of of people.” CorNeat’s implant, the Cor- heals quickly and provides rothe cornea are the second leading cause of blindness world- Neat KPro, which is to be un- bust long-term integration,” said wide, second only to cataracts. veiled to select members of the Aley-Raz. As many as 30 million people are affected, with around two million new cases each year. “Though [corneal diseases are] a profound cause of distress and disability, existing solutions A revolutionary new artificial cornea could one day restore sight such as corneal transplantato millions of people around the world. Photo via Shutterstock. tion are carried out only about com 200,000 times a year worldwide,” said 47-year-old CorNeat Vision CEO and VP R&D Almog Aley-Raz. “There exists an urgent need for an efficient, long-lasting and affordable solution to corneal “Though [corneal diseases are] a profound cause of distress and disability, existing solutions such as corneal transplantation are carried out only about 200,000 times a year worldwide,” said 47-year-old CorNeat Vision CEO and VP R&D Almog Aley-Raz.
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ophthalmic community at the XXXV European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress (ESCRS) in Lisbon, Portugal this week, has just been cleared by the European Patent Office. CorNeat KPro uses advanced cell technology to integrate artificial optics within resident ocular tissue. The implant is produced using nanoscale chemical
Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds Edited by: JV Staff
urgical patients who report having a penicillin allergy face a 50 percent higher risk for a post-op infection compared to patients who report no drug allergy, new research finds. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital attributed the higher surgical-site infection rate to the use of alternative antibiotics. Since many people erroneously believe they're allergic to penicillin, the findings suggest this common misconception may put some patients in harm's way. "This study has direct clinical significance," said study lead author Dr. Kimberly Blumenthal, who is in the division
More than 900 had an allergy to penicillin noted in their medical records prior to surgery.
of rheumatology, allergy and immunology. "We already know that more than 95 percent of patients who believe they have penicillin al-
Surgical patients who report having a penicillin allergy face a 50 percent higher risk for a post-op infection compared to patients who report no drug allergy, new research finds.
lergy can actually tolerate the drug," she added. The study results indicate that a preoperative penicillin evaluation could effectively reduce surgical site infections in these patients, Blumenthal said in a hospital news release. Four in 10 hospital infections occur at surgical incision sites, the researchers noted. Such infections can sometimes lead to serious complications and even death. The researchers analyzed the medical records of 8,400 patients who underwent surgery between 2010 and 2014 for See Penicillin Misconceptions , page 36
The surgical procedure takes just 30 minutes, and the company believes it can provide an efficient and scalable remedy for millions. “The groundbreaking results obtained in our proof of concept, which is backed by conclusive histopathological evidence, are extremely encouraging,” said Dr. Gilad Litvin, CorNeat Vision’s founder, chief medical
The nanotech-based solution by CorNeat Vision (pictured above) of Ra’anana is a synthetic cornea that uses advanced cell technology to integrate artificial optics within ocular tissue.
officer and inventor of the new implant. “Our novel IP… ensures longterm retention, robust integration into the eye and an operation that is significantly shorter and simpler than keratoplasty (corneal transplantation),” he added.
Aley-Raz is the former CEO of Persay, a specialist in biometric voice authentication technology. The company was sold to Nuance Communications See Israeli Company Unveils , page 36
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
OCTOBER 20, 2017
Notice of formation of ENDA MAC NALLY, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/19/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/20-11/24] Notice of Qualification of NINE ORCHARD MASTER TENANT, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/29/17. Princ. office of LLC: c/o DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, LLC, 1123 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: .Any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24] Notice of Formation of METRO PH GARDEN CITY PARK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24] Notice of Formation of Mai Beaute, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/29/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mai Beaute, LLC, 2934 Newtown Ave, 4C, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activities. [10/20-11/24] Notice of Formation of ERP Management Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/6/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 641 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24] Notice of Formation of 41 Newel Management LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/10/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/2011/24] Notice of Qualification of THE CAR PARK OF NEW YORK, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/5/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24] Notice of Qualification of Beacon Risk Strategies, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/2/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 5/6/04. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. NC address of LLC: c/o AmWINS Group Inc., 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Ste 600, Charlotte, NC 28210. Cert. of Formation filed with NC Secy of State, 2 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/2011/24]
Notice of formation for MACKRELMINT FOR KIDS, LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Iris Rose, 619 East 5th Street, Apt. 20, New York, NY 10009. Purpose: Any legal activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Formation of Emergent Cold Co-Invest, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 400 Madison Ave, Ste 11A, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of Getinge Group Logistics Americas, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/8/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of 521 Fifth Avenue CoWorking LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of 44 Wall Street CoWorking LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of Patrinely Group, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/28/2017. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 5/13/1998. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. TX address of LLC: 1980 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 1600, Houston, TX 77056. Arts. of Org. filed with TX Secy. of State, PO Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711-3697. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of BRIGADE CAPITAL CLO MANAGEMENT LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/22/17. Princ. office of LLC: 399 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Aaron Daniels at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of formation for MEDRITE MYRTLE LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 3/13/17. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mark J. Nussbaum, Esq., 225 Broadway â€“ 39th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Purpose: Any legal activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualification of 1151 THIRD AVENUE ASSOCIATES LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/28/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/27/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10001. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with State of DE, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Infrastructure Advisors L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/23/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of Formation of 410 West End Avenue Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/08/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o LTN Capital Group, Inc., 18 East 17th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10003, Attn: Michelle Goldstein. Purpose: any lawful activities. [10/1311/17]
Notice of Qualification of Fun With Food, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/1/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 360 W. 22nd St., Apt. 15E, NY, NY 10011, Attn: Sari Imberman. DE address of LLC: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of Qualification of Hyphen Hyphen LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/1/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of Talk Later LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of SunPower NY CDG 1, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Washington (WA) on 5/28/53. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. WA address of LLC: 505 Union Ave SE, Ste 120, Olympia, WA 98501. Cert. of Formation filed with WA Secy of State, 801 Capitol Way S, POB 40234, Olympia, WA 98504. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of LEDGERPRIME LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of Qualification of Unitranche Capital Fund LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Civic Builders, Inc., 304 Hudson St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Timeless Jewel, LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W 36th St, #306, NY, NY 10018. General Purposes. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of formation of NERE LI DEVELOPMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/09/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Bentley Shang Zhao, 4918 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/611/10]
Notice of formation of VIDALINA VENTURES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/14/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of formation of ARCANE COFFEE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Arcane Coffee LLC, 330 E 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of formation of EDROCK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/18/2017. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/29-11/3]
PAGE 46 Notice of Qualification of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/30/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/17/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of HUSA E84, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/7/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of AGENT3 LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 10/1/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CA address of LLC: 100 Montgomery St, Ste 1202, San Francisco, CA 94104. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of BMS Cat of New Jersey, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 8/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. TX address of LLC: 5718 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117. Cert. of Formation filed with TX Secy of State, James Earl Rudder Office Bldg, 1019 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of SECURE-24, LLC. The fictitious name is: SECURE-24 DELAWARE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/14/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/21/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Formation of G&J DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/13/17. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 75 Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roseland, NJ 07068. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Fred Diehl Soriano Henkel Biehl Matthews at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Real estate development. [9/2911/3]
The Jewish Voice Notice of Formation of Hudson LaGrange, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Craig Wood, c/o Cape Advisors, Inc., 483 Broadway, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS PARALLEL FUND, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/08/17. Princ. office of LP: 40 Wall St., NY, NY 10005. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: Andrew Kotliar at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of Masterpiece International Limited, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/8/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of HOST LOGISTICS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/11/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Virginia (VA) on 8/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. VA address of LLC: 4701 Cox Rd, Ste 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Formation filed with VA Secy of State, 1111 E Broad St, Fl. 4, Richmond, VA 23219. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of COWBIRD CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 World Trade Center, Fl. 85, NY, NY 10007. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of DCP AMERICA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of GUTS NYC, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/2017. Office Location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 515 E 5th St, 3A, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/2210/27]
Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Associates III L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/18/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of formation of NY SUNSHINE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/06/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: NY SUNSHINE LLC C/O LIN, XING S, 2062 71st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund III L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Investors LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LP: c/o Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Feeder Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 2/24/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. CI address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, 190 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9001, CI. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed Registrar of LPs, Citrus Grove Bldg., Ground Fl., Goring Ave., Georgetown, Grand Cayman KY19000, CI. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Noa Properties LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/31/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Noa Properties LLC, c/o Moroccanoil, 750 Lexington Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: Allan Weizmann. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of Wonderguts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/31/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: eResidentAgent, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the Registered Agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of S DOWN BELOW LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 390 Broom St., 1st Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of PROJECT ACTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 185 Varick St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of formation of SQUARE3REE BUILDING AUTOMATION & SOLUTIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/31/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27]
OCTOBER 20, 2017 Notice of Qualification of SERAFIMA INVESTMENTS GP LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/13/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 240 Little Plains Rd., Southampton, NY 11968. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808-1674. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of formation of KRIS STRATEGY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/12/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporate Filings of New York, 90 State Street, Ste 700, Office 40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware, Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) I L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]
OCTOBER 20, 2017 Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/17/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NAVO CAPITAL, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of QUALITY HUTS EAST LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 477 Madison Ave, Ste 520, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of ECC Insurance Brokers, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 1/1/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. IL address of LLC: 1 Tower Ln., Ste 2850, Oakbrook Terr, IL 60181. Cert. of Formation filed with IL Secy of State, 501 S 2nd St, Rm 350, Springfield, IL 62756. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Formation of TFinn & Co. JPM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of STONEPEAK CLAREMONT (CO-INVEST) HOLDINGS LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/8/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] 45-57 DAVIS STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/17/17. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o The Vorea Group LLC, 184 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/28/17. Princ. office of LLC: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]
The Jewish Voice Notice of Qualification of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL LP. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/23/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/17. Princ. office of LP: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Application for Authority of KD CONNECTICUT ADJUSTERS LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/30/2016.LLC organized in Connecticut on 04/07/04. NY office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 38 Hill Top Rd, East Haddam, CT 06472. Office address in jurisdiction of organization: 70 Woodvale Dr., Northford, CT 06424. Copy of Articles of Organization on file with Secy. of State of CT, 30 Trinity St. Hartford, CT 06115-0470. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of formation of SUSU MOVEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/07/2016. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Formation of Nineties News LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nineties News LLC, 26 Broadway, Ste. 1301, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/110/6] Notice of Qualification of MMAS AVIATION LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/19/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 160 Greentree Dr., Dover, DE 19904. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of Qualification of Graduate Roosevelt Island Lessee LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/2/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of Qualification of Graduate Roosevelt Island Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/4/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of formation of BERNA & MANUK LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/09/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 780 Madison Avenue, Apt #8A, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/1-10/6] JUICERIE IV LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/7/2017. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Pampalone Law, 15 Dunham Place, Ste. 10E, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 271 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211. [9/1-10/6]
Notice of formation of PRDVCE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/11/2016. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/1-10/6]
PAGE 47 Notice of Qualification of KeyMe Operating LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/08/17. Princ. office of LLC: 5 Pennsylvania Plaza, 10th Fl., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation
Notice of Formation of Schuster 44th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/14/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Josh Schuster, 265 E. 66th St., Apt. 22E, NY, NY 10065, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [9/1-10/6]
Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State., Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]
Notice of Qualification of JT1, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/22/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware
Notice of Qualification of REDFITZ PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 10/18/10. Princ. office of LLC: 181 Conover St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11231. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. NV addr. of LLC: 2360 Corporate Circle, Ste. 400, Henderson, NV 89074-7739. Cert. of Form. filed with Barbara K. Cegavske, NV Secy. of State, 101 N. Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]
(DE) on 08/14/17. NYS fictitious name: JT1 DE, LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]
Notice of Qualification of HARK CAPITAL II GP, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed
Notice of Qualification of Roman Health Medical LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/11/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Saman Rahmanian, 221 Canal St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]
in Delaware (DE) on 05/08/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 Eight Ave. - 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: Corporation Trust Center - 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/1-10/6]
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MANAGER FOR LEGAL NOTICE DEPARTMENT WANTED! To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19 SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718998-7600 Ext. 19 AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft flexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEANING SERVICES 9910 JULIA’S HOUSECLEANING. Houses, Condos, Offices. Reasonable Prices. Very Reliable. Excellent References. Call 914-373-1880 LM1020 IMPERIAL FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE, INC. Move in & move out house cleaning, office cleaning, residential, commercial & more. Free estimates. Licensed & insured. 845-670-9853 imperialfamilycleaningsvc. com LM1006 I WILL CLEAN YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE. I have 18 years experience. I am reliable & dependable. Own Transportation. I will make your house/ office shine. References available. Call 516-776-0021 LM0929
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HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES 9930 HONEST, RELIABLE & TRUSTWORTHY FEMALE with 10 years experience seeks position taking care of the elderly in your home. Call Andria at 914-646-6086 LM1117 IN-HOME CARE/ COMPANION AVAILABLE. Days/ Overnights. References for Certified HHA/ PCA. Responsible, compassionate & enjoys cooking. Fluent in English. Swedish background. Speciality- Geriatrics & Assist ADL/ Yoga. Call Brigit 516-417-4797 LM1013 FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS HOME CARE. Providing high quality home care to seniors in Westchester & Putnam County. To ensure your safety and security our caregivers are nationally background checked, reference checked, drug tested, insured and bonded. Hourly, live-in or liveout. Transport available. 914860-5312/ 845-490-3325 LM1006 CNA POSITION WANTED. I have over 10 years experience. Live-in or liveout. Day or evening hours. I am hard-working. Excellent references. Florida only. Call 305-697-1196 LM0929 I am looking for Live-In or Live-Out CNA position. I’m available 5 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0922
LOST 3 YEAR OLD GRAY SIAMESE CAT. Vicinity of Ridgebury Rd./ Shadow Lake Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Missing since 6/5. His name is Mr. Kai. Reward $1,000. Call 203-743-9434 LM0804
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
PRIVATE HOME TUTORING SVCS. Tutoring in your home or library. COMMON CORE: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Chemistry. 718526-5219 or 917-432-7902 JP1110
**ALL Subjects 1-on-1 Tutor** Grades K-12, Specialize in Math & Essay writing. Intensive Prep for Specialized Science High School Entrance Exam, SAT, & HS Regents Exam available. Email: ALL. As.Tutor.NYC@gmail.com
HANDYMAN SERVICES 9960 HANDYMAN SERVICES, OWNER OPERATOR. Licensed & insured. Power washing, painting, carpentry, builtins, decks, kitchens & baths, doors & windows, tiling, sheetrock & taping, organizing & cleanups. Westchester only. Call Chris 914-337-8249 LM0922
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SALON FOR SALE OR LOOKING FOR PARTNER Full service salon with 2 Nails spa Brand New location fully furnished 5 rooms, 8 stations 1732 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Call - 917-771-8762 or 949-235-4785
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ALL BORO TILE & BRICK. Kitchens & Bathrooms. All Ceramic Floors Installed. ALL BRICK WORK. Steps. Stoops. Retain Walls. Stucco. PVC Fences. Iron Railings. ALL Repairs Big & Small. Call Harold 347-416-4377 JP1006 CONSUMERS FULL CLEAN OUT SERVICE. Basements. Attics. Garages. Houses. Swept & Vacuumed. RUBBISH REMOVAL 24/7. Antiques Bought & Sold. Professional Moving & Storage. 5 BorosNassau- 30 Yr. Exp. Affiliated with Santini Moving Storage. Senior Discount. www. cleanouts.xyz 516-322-1158 & 800-834-1394 JP0929 TREE OF LIFE. ALLEN THE TREE SURGEON. Removals. Pruning. Planting. Storm Damage. Chipper Service. Landscaping. Strap Metal. Snow Removal. 845-401-8411 LM0929
ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott Fox- Owner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@ yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
PRIVATE CHEF/ SHIATSU. 25 years experience specializing in natural wellness cuisine and fine dining. Available immediately. Need livein position. Excellent references. Hamptons & Greenwich, CT only. 781856-0359 robertpdonahue@ icloud.com LM0707
White Male, 5’10”, healthy, non-smoker, never married, nice guy, living in Brooklyn, seeks non-smoking woman, 37-47, who likes bowling & dogs, who is willing to relocate to NJ. Looking for possible marriage and family. Serious inquiries only. Call 347-856-1937 LM1020
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RANCH ON .66 ACRES, BUILT 1957, 1983 SQ FT, 7 RMS 2 BATH, 4 BED RMS, LIV RM, DIN/SUN RM 14 X 24, FAM/ TV RM, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY RM OFF KITCH, BASEMENT 250 SQ FT BEDROOM WITH BATH + 2 CLOSETS, 2 CAR GARAGE. IN GND POOL,16 X 32, 12 X 12 SHED. HOT WATER BB HEAT, 200 AMP ELEC SVC, CENTRAL AIR, KITCHEN REMAKE 2010, 3 OVENS, HARD WOOD FLRS THRUOUT, RECENTLY FINISHED PATIO AND WALKWAYS, NEW LANDSCAPING, MANY EXTRAS, ARLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, COMBINED TAXES 2015 $5278, 12 MINUTES FROM METRO NORTH OR TSP. 845-471-6874 OR JJD414GC@AOL.COM (APPOINTMENT ONLY) SWIMMING POOLS
WE BUY AND SELL GOLD, SILVER, STERLING PIECES, BULLION AND COLLECTIBLE COINS. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. CALL 646-379-3566 Eli@USCoinSpot.com *Meetings by Appointment Only. JP1006
SHEEPSHEAD BAY OPEN HOUSE SUN, OCT 22, 1:303PM 2741 BATCHELDER ST. (BETWEEN VOORHIES AVE & SHORE PKWY.) 2 Family Brick House. Semi-detached, private parking. Everything will be vacant. Asking $1.1 Million. Fasino Lighthouse R.E. 929-363-4122 LM1020
3060 EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traffic, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Rafi- 718-3641400 or 347-495-0614
Serious Singers, Groups needed for Record Deal and Possible Tour. Call Jack 516-897-9706 LM0825
ISUZU 18FT NQR. Pull Out Walk Board, 190K Miles. 914-403-7142 LM1020
PEEKSKILL LAWYER’S OFFICE FOR RENT. Busy intersection, Artist District. No smoking, no pets. 914-739-2600 LM0922
RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR RENT. Corner space. Near courthouse, JFK Airport & hospital. Suit to fit. $1,600 per month includes all except for electric. Leave message 9AM5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819
HONDA CIVIC LX 2013. Silver 4 door, 63,000 miles, good condition. Runs like new! Nothing wrong, 4 cylinders, auto, rear view camera, blue tooth hands free phone, cruise control, security system. $9,900. For Sale By Owner. Call 845-499-9293
HOLLISWOOD/ JAMAICA ESTATES. Large 1 family house, 5BR +, 4 baths, 2 car garage, park-like backyard, 4 balconies, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, fin bsmt. $5,400 per month. Call Owner 347-645-6986 LM1110
PIANO FOR SALE. Baldwin Walnut Finish. Mint Condition. Table Top Piano with Seat. $1,250 or best offer. 914-243-0620 LM0901
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT
ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FEMALE, 70, Widowed, Retired Math Teacher, Seeks Jewish Male, Widower, 67-75, College-Educated, for a Long Term Relationship. Call 718-763-8919 LM0915
QUEENS HOUSE FOR RENT 3030
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 LM0902
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE NEW YORK STATE 7060 MALONE, NY. 103 Acres for Sale in the Country. 10 Miles West on 11B, Property is on Spalding Road. Power on the property. Just outside the Adirondack Park. $110,000 Or Best Offer. Call 802-767-3311 LM1006
OUT OF STATE
TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY, NJ. For Sale, user/ investor opportunity, 9,000 sq ft Commercial building on 1.74 acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multipurpose building, drive-in doors, great for all type contractors. Traffic counts over 44,000 cars per day. REMCO REALTY 732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916
APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN
AVE W/ EAST 18 ST. 2 rooms, bath, enclosed porch, cooking facilities. 2nd floor back. Private entrance. $1,150. Call 347-576-3262 JP1027 SEAGATE. 5 Room Apt, 2nd Floor, Renovated 1 year ago, new appliances. $1,900. Call Owner 718-946-2856 LM1006
FRANKLIN LAKES. GATED RETREAT ON 3 PRIVATE ACRES, ELEVATOR, LAVISH GOURMET KITCHEN, EXTRAORDINARY FEATURES, $1,899,999.
DEBBIE 201-925-7667 OR WWW.811COLONIAL ROADFRANKLINLAKES.COM LM0113
Well-Established Allstate Agency For Sale. Marine Park area. Agent wants to retire. Must be able to obtain your own financing & currently be .in the insurance business Call 917-301-2477 LM0703
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REAL ESTATE WOODBURY/ Green's Assoc. Condo for Sale or Rent. Huge MBR, plenty of WIC's, spacious 3BR, 2.5 baths/ updated granite, new appliances/ water heater, deck, full fin basement, 2 car garage. $760k's. 609-339-1253
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MARINERS HARBOR. 2BR apt.
DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full fin bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600
Completely Renovated with Waterview. 7 Minutes from the Ferry. $1,550/ Month. 1 Month Sec. + 1 Month Rent + 1 Month Broker Fee. Contact Agent
Marisol Ortiz 347-678-3386 LM0922
EAST QUOGUE. One bedroom cottage with chef’s kitchen on gated 10 acre estate. $1,300 monthly. Also, Studio apt available. Access to tennis available. 631-466-0578
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BUSHWICK. 4 Family Box Apt, Building Size 20 x 75, Lot 25 x 100, Zoning R6, Brick SemiDetached, 1 Apt Vacant. Lazar 917-553-4553 lazarnyc@gmail. com JP0915
HOMECREST- 1418 AVE T.
fam brownstone + bsmt. 2BR each apt. Over $9,200 income/ month. Broker Lazar 917-5534553 firstname.lastname@example.org
BROOKLYN OFFICE FOR RENT 1050
NY STATE HOUSE FOR RENT7030 YONKERS EAST- Large sunny 1BR with office, dining room, large kitchen, wood & ceramic floors, ceiling fans, dishwasher, microwave oven, a/c, huge walk-in closet. Quiet area, no pets or washer please. Heat included. Near train. $1,750 neg. + ½ month fee. Available now. Call 914776-0337 or 914-954-1102 LM1020
GRAVESEND OFFICE FOR RENT. Newly Renovated. $2,500/ Month. Call Lana 718-998-7600 Ext. 20
Youngsville, NY (Catskills) Charming large farm house on 16 acres w barn & detached 2 car garage, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large attic and basement. Close to Delaware water activities and Bethelwoods Art Center. Asking $225.000. Call owner at 201-681-7980
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BRONX. DREAM LOCATION! Throgs Neck Tranquility. Steps from City Island Sound and Pelham Park. Minutes from shopping, transportation and I-95. 2 family (2100 square feet total); patio, backyard & shed. Great investment property! Buyer/ Brokers Welcome. Contact: Joanne 917-232-8616 LM0804
SOUND BEACH. Soon to be discovered North Shore Hamlet 2BR Cottage, ½ acre, 1 block to beach. $259K. 631-509-0484 LM1013
BETHEL NY Area, 2Br, Lrg Kitch, wash/dry, no smok/pets, in pvt house, pvt prkg. Refs, $675/mo + util's + 1 mo sec 516-747-7710 LM1020
NEW YORK STATE 7040 SCARSDALE, NY. New Rochelle School & Taxes. Cozy Ranch, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath home with fireplace & finished basement. $650K. Contact Melissa 914-527-7866 or email@example.com LM1006 ENTRAL NYACK. High Ranch, 7 rooms + 2.5 baths, fireplace, central a/c, screened-in deck, 2 car garage. $475,000. 845358-3965 LM0929 OLIVE-BRIDGE, NY. 2BR Cottage, ¼ acre. Near ski area. $90,000 or best offer. 845-897-9555 LM0915
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3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510......................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900
Catskill Mt./Hudson Valley Home for Sale 4 bedroom Home In-Law Apart. Office Suite 2 1/2 hrs from NYC Flexible Space add. land avail suitable for Family Compound www.24joelmaustin.com 518 622-9647 LM1002
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CONEY ISLAND. 4 family investment property. Rent roll- $87,000 yearly. Asking $949,000. Fasino Lighthouse R.E. 929-363-4122 LM1124
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PARADISE IN PEEKSKILL! FOR SALE BY OWNER. 2 Family Duplex Home with Decks Overlooking Waterfall. District 3 Schools. Dead-end Street. Large Parking Area. Low Taxes. No Brokers. $550,000 or best offer. 914-414-2848
Beautiful single family home. Fully detached 3BR, full basement, large backyard. Turnkey home located in the best part of the community. Walking distance to the Q train. Shared driveway, garage, parking for 2 cars, and so much more! Asking $1.3 Million. For sale by owner.
East 34th St./ I & J
Gut renovated 1 family semi-det triplex, 6BR's, 4.5 baths, kosher kitchen, fin bsmt w/2BR apt. Solar panels, C/AC, pvt drv/ gar. $959K. Call (917)774-5554
NANUET. Unfurnished Home. 3 bedrooms, 2baths, Just Painted. Family Room, deck, shed, appliances. $2,950/ month. Call Owner
Spacious Lakefront With Water Views Single Family 5 Bdrms – 2 Master Bdrms w/Sep Bths, 4.5 Bths All, LR, DR, Gourmet Kit, 3 Car Gar, Huge Lake w/Endless Boating & Fishing, Private Boat Dock Can Be Built
THROGS NECK TRANQUILITY. Steps from City Island Sound & Pelham Park. 2 family (2,100 sq ft total.) Patio, backyard, shed. Great investment property. $475,000. By appt only. Call Joanne at Hidalgo & Sons R.E. 917-232-8616
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204 EAST QUOGUE. 5BR, 3.5 baths. Large pool, hot-tub, A/C, secluded, gated. 8/28-9/4, $8,000. 917-9418117 Jsmitheq@aol.com
6.5 room 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath duplex. Full finished basement. Parking..ASKING $569,000
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PLOTS FOR SALE 9065 PINELAWN Garden of Serenity. 1 plot for 2 burials, liner. $8,000. 516-603-9377 LM1117
Fishkill, Townhouse, Deer Crossing 1br, 2b 1,365sqft, built 1992, 50-unit dev, end unit, on cul de sac, c/a, gas ht, LR, DR, Den, Laundry Rm, Gar, refrig, d/w, range. New roof, eff. hvac (2009), cath ceil in LR, Den dbls as gst BR next to full BR,lLoft w/skylt and adj strg. rm, lg Mstr BR - 2 (1 walk-in) CA closets, access to clubhse & pool. Beautifully landscaped-woods behind All-glass sunroom. $279,900. See Zillow for addl pics.914.841.3237
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MOUNT ARARAT. East Farmingdale. Section 68, Range D, Plot 1, 2, 3 & 4. Great location. Photos available. Reduced to $20,000 for all 4 graves. Call 516-241-0915 LM1103
BETH DAVID CEMETERY. 7 Graves in Section G-1, Plot 67. $3,000 Each. 1 Row of 3, 1 Row of 4. Willing To Split. Call 781-275-0726 LM1103
WELLWOOD. 16 Plots. $3,500 each negotiable. 631-246-9240
POMPANO BEACH FL - Atlantic Blvd, Briny Ave.
DELRAY BEACH, FL. 55+ Community. Second floor, 2BR, 2 baths, enclosed patio. Share amenities of fabulous Huntington Lakes facilities.
2BR, 2BA, 2nd flr, corner unit.
Walk to shops, dining,
Sm bldg, balcony remodeled,
synagogue, Glicks Kosher
newly painted & low maint fee.
Market & movies. $89,500. Owner 561-638-4637
Brokers protected. S659,000. Rent min 4 mos; $18,000 + sec. 203-610-1868 LM0929
BRICK. 4BR, 2 baths, 2122 sq ft, dishwasher, family room, fenced yard, fireplace, gas heat, hardwood floors, living room, off-street parking, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, vaulted ceilings. $304,900. 732-513-2333 LM1124
ROSEHILL CEMETERY. Outdoor Crypt. In Garden of Peace. Section C, Level 6, Crypt 23F. Room for 2 coffins & urn. Valued at $11,500. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call 914-548-4470
ROSEHILL PARK. Putnam Valley. 2 Crypts in Heritage Gardens. Level 1. Value $9,980 each. Asking $7,000 each or best offer. Florida # 561-706-0567
MONROE, CT. Privacy, Breathtaking Lake Views from Floor to Ceiling Windows. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 3 Acres. Lake Rights. $419,000. For appointment or additional information, Call Michael Porzio 203-858-1914 LM1013
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6 Speed, 4 Cyl, P/S, P/L, A/C and Much More! MSRP $19,050. VIN#1FHL237987. $5,789 Due at Inception Inc: $5,065 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, Title & MV fees addt’l. Inc $4,750 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 9/30/17.
BRAND NEW 2018 FORD
PER MO/ 24 MOS LEASE
200A Package, 6Spd Automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, and More! MSRP $24,865, VIN#3FJR112732. Due at inception $5,739 inc: $4995 down payment, $645 bank fee & 1st month payment, $0 security deposit. Tax, title & MV fees add’l. Inc $3,750 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 9/30/17.
BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
PRE-OWNED VEHICLES STARTING AT
4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Pwr/Wind/Lks. 63K Mi. Stk#2411F. ......................... Buy For
PER MO/ 24 MOS LEASE
3.7L V6 Coupe, Automatic, P/S, ABS, A/C and More! MSRP $27,535 VIN#1FH5304523. $5,769 Due at inception incl: $4,995 down payment, $645 bank fee, & 1st month payment, $0 security deposit. Tax, title & MV fees add’l. Inc; $2000 Ford Factory Rebate & $500 Conquest Cash (if qualified). Expires 9/30/17.
V6 Engine, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Full Power. 68K Mi. Stk#2438F. ......................... Buy For
Auto, A/C, P/S, P/B, Red, 40K Mi, Stk#2206F .......................... Buy For
4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Pwr/Wind/Lks. 70K Mi. Stk#2401F. ...................... Buy For
2016 FORD FOCUS SE
Auto, A/C, Red, Lthr, Hatchback, 25K Mi, Stk#2338F ......................Buy For
2011 FORD TAURUS SEL
BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
6-Speed Auto, 4 Cyl, P/S, ABS, A/C, Sirius/XM, Equipment Group 100A & Much More! MSRP $35,070. VIN#1FHGC74017. $7,623 Due at Inception Inc: $6,799 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, title & MV fees addt’l. Inc: $4,750 Ford Factory Rebate & $1,000 Conquest Cash (if qualified). Expires 9/30/17.
Auto, V8, A/C, P/S, ABS Brakes, Pwr/Win/Lks. 39K Mi. Stk#2404. ........................ Buy For
4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Leather, Power. 16K Mi. Stk#2437F. .................... Buy For
V6, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Leather, Power. 36K Mi. Stk#2424F. .....................Buy For
Auto, Lthr, Nav, S/Roof, Green, 59K Mi, Stk #2099F .......................Buy For
BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
F150 XLT 4X4 SUPERCAB
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5.0L, V8 Automatic, 18” Chrome Wheels, P/S, P/L, A/C and Much More! MSRP $52,045 VIN#1FHFA17729 $6,349 Due at Inception Inc: $5,495 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, Title & MV add’l. Inc $4,250 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 9/30/17
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2.0L EcoBoost Engine, 100A Package, Automatic, A/C, P/S, P/B and More! MSRP $31,535 VIN#2FHBB33477 $6,809 Due at inception incl: $5,995 down payment, $645 bank fee, & 1st month payment, $0 security deposit. Tax, title & MV fees add’l. Inc; $3,500 Ford Factory Rebate & $1,500 Conquest Cash (if qualified). Expires 9/30/17.
17 977* 2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5 4X4 DOUBLE CAB $20 995* 2016 SUBARU CROSSTREK LTD AWD $22 995* 2014 JEEP GR CHEROKEE LTD 4X4 $23995* 2016 FORD EXPLORER 4X4 $26 999* Auto, Nav, Lthr, S/Roof, Red, 34K Mi, Stk#1410 ....................... Buy For
BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
EDGE SE AWD
6-Speed Auto, 1.5L Ecoboost Engine, P/S, ABS, A/C, Sirius/XM, Equipment Group 200A & Much More! MSRP $28,290. VIN#1FHUE61635. $6,479 Due at Inception Inc: $5,695 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, title & MV fees addt’l. Inc: $4,000 Ford Factory Rebate & $1,000 Conquest Cash (if qualified). Expires 9/30/17.
4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Pwr/Wind/Lks. 42K Mi. Stk#2428F. .......................... Buy For
1 Owner, Black, Limo Pkg, V8, Auto, Lthr, A/C. 71K Mi. Stk#2389F. Buy For
5995* 2010 FORD FUSION SE $6 995* 2014 MITSUBISHI LANCER $7 995* 2012 CHRYSLER 300 SEDAN $9 995* 2014 FORD FOCUS $9 999* 2014 FORD ESCAPE SE 4X4 $11 995* $
4 Cyl, 6 Speed, P/S, ABS Brakes, A/C, Cruise. 62K Mi. Stk#2429F. ......................... Buy For
2011 LINCOLN TOWN CAR EXECUTIVE
ESCAPE SE 4X4
2012 SUZUKI KIZASHI
2013 FORD EDGE SEL AWD †
BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
V6, Auto, A/C, Pwr/Wind/Lks, CD, Heat/Mirr. 14K Mi. Stk#2351F..Buy For
With Tier 1 credit; at $16.67 p/mo per thousand financed; on select new vehicles in lieu of Ford rebates; Not all buyers will qualify. Add tax, tags & DMV fees. See dealer.
WE SERVICE ALL FORD & LINCOLN/MERCURY VEHICLES NO MATTER WHERE YOU PURCHASED IT!
*†Prices/Payments include all costs to consumer except tax, title & DMV fees which are additional & may be payable upon signing. Closed end leases based on terms above & subject to Tier 1 credit approval thru primary lender. Leases are 25¢ per mile over 10,500 miles per year. Lessee responsible for excess wear, tear, maintenance & repair. Total Monthly Payments/Purchase Option: Mustang: $3096/$17198, Fusion: $2,376/$15,402, Edge: $3,336/$19,741, Escape: $3,336/$17,756, Focus: $1896/$9525, Explorer: $4296/$21665, F150: $5016/$31747. Competitive Lease Conquest Cash available to customers that currently lease a non-Ford competitive vehicle. Vehicles sold cosmetically as is. Photos for illustration. Not responsible for errors. Prior transactions excluded. Offers cannot be combined. Ad cars may be sold prior to publication. Ad supercedes previous offers. Based on current factory programs. Must take same day delivery. DCA#0806391, DMV#6240988.
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