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Intel Buys Mobileye for $15.3B in Historic Deal; Israel Becomes Leading Tech Powerhouse
Mobileye, a Jerusalem-based company was founded in 1999 by Prof. Amnon Shashua, of the Hebrew University, and Ziv Aviram. Shashua is the company’s CTO, Aviram, who has a business background, is the CEO. In a historic deal, computer chip giant Intel is purchasing Mobileye for $15.3 billion making Israel a leading technological force to be reckoned with
By: Yoni Ariel
ntel, one of the world’s biggest technology conglomerates has confirmed reports on Monday that it has agreed to purchase Mobileye for between $14-15 billion. This would be the biggest sale in the history of Israeli hi-tech. The biggest sales of Israeli companies until now were NDS, acquired by Cisco for $5 billion, and Chromatis, acquired by Lucent for $4.5 billion. The US computer chip giant released a statement to the media about the unprecedented acquisition of Mobileye in which they said: "The combination is expected to accelerate innovation for the automotive industry and
position Intel as a leading technology provider in the fast-growing market for highly and fully autonomous vehicles. Intel estimates the vehicle systems, data and services market opportunity to be up to $70 billion by 2030." Intel Corp. will pay $63.54 for each share of Mobileye N.V., a 34 percent premium to its Friday closing price. That's below Mobileye's record high closing price of $64.14 in August 2015 after Morgan Stanley raised its target price on the shares to $80. Mobileye NV's stock closed Monday up 28 percent to $60.62. Intel shares fell 2 percent to $35.16. Mobileye, a Jerusalem-based company was founded in 1999 by Prof. Amnon Shashua, of the Hebrew Uni-
versity, and Ziv Aviram. Shashua is the company’s CTO, Aviram, who has a business background, is the CEO.
Mobileye describes itself as the "global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving." Mobileye describes itself as the "global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and
mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving." The company develops driver assistance systems and is considered one of the leading developers of automated car technology. The company’s technologies are used by many of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, as they look for ways to effectively complete with Google, Apple and Telsa, all of which are developing autonomous vehicle technologies. The company's worth has been estimated at $10.5 billion, up 85 percent from when it went public in July 2016. Mobileye's $890 million IPO made it the largest Israeli public offering in the United States
Last July Intel, the BMW Group and Mobileye announced they were creating a joint autonomous vehicle task force to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into full-scale production by 2021. BMW announced in January of this year that it would deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in the United States and Europe. AP reported that the Mobileye deal will help put Intel in the driver's seat in terms of supplying vital parts of autonomous vehicles, said IHS Markit analyst Akhilesh Kona. Besides Mobileye's technology, Intel is gaining access
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Trump's Firing of Bharara Will Not Impede Current Investigations By: Walter Metuth
n outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption announced he was fired Saturday after he refused a request a day earlier to resign. Preet Bharara, 48, made the announcement on his personal Twitter account after it became widely known hours earlier that he did not intend to step down in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' request that leftover appointees of former President Barack Obama quit. "I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired," Bharara said in the tweet. "Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life." Just over three months ago, then-President-elect Donald Trump asked Bharara to remain as U.S. attorney in Manhattan and Bharara told reporters after the Trump Tower meeting that he had agreed to do so.
Bharara was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2009. In frequent public appearances, Bharara has decried public corruption after successfully prosecuting over a dozen state lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike. Sessions' decision to include Bharara's name on the list of 46 resignations of holdovers from the Obama administration surprised Manhattan prosecutors. While it is customary for a new president to replace virtually all of the 93 U.S. attorneys, it often occurs at a slower pace. Sessions lost his position as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama in a similar sweep by then-Attorney General Janet Reno in 1993. New York Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, said in a statement Friday that he was "troubled to learn" of the resignation demands, particularly of Bharara, since Trump called him in November and assured him that he wanted Bharara to remain Manhattan's top federal
Preet Bharara was appointed by former President Obama in 2009. In frequent public appearances, Bharara has decried public corruption after successfully prosecuting over a dozen state lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike.
prosecutor. After Bharara met Trump on Nov. 30, he emerged from the meeting to say Trump had asked him to remain in the job he has held since his appointment in the summer of 2009 and he had agreed. Schumer said that by requesting immediate resignations,
Trump was "interrupting ongoing cases and investigations and hindering the administration of justice." Bharara, who was once lauded on the cover of Time magazine as the man who is "busting Wall Street" after successfully prosecuting dozens of insider traders, has in the past few years
set his sights on prosecuting over a dozen state officeholders — Democrats and Republicans — including New York's two most powerful lawmakers. It also recently was revealed that Bharara's office is investigating the financial terms of settlements of sexual-harassment claims against Fox News by its employees. The request from Sessions came as Bharara's office is prosecuting former associates of Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in a bribery case. Also, prosecutors recently interviewed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as part of a probe into his fundraising. The mayor's press secretary has said the mayor is cooperating and that he and his staff had acted appropriately. The request for resignations came just days after Trump last weekend claimed that Obama tapped his telephones during last year's election. FBI Director James Comey privately asked the Justice Department
"I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired," Bharara said in the tweet. "Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life." to dispute the claim because he believed the allegations were false. Bharara worked for Comey when he was U.S. attorney in Manhattan under President George W. Bush. Last week, the quick-witted Bharara initiated a new personal Twitter feed with one of his first tweets perhaps intentionally delivering multiple messages. In it, he linked to an AP video of a Senate hearing focusing on whether federal prosecutors were fired for political reasons. "This Senate hearing on political interference (at) DOJ was 10 yrs ago today," Bharara wrote. "Is that me in the background? Boy I've aged." (AP)
DeBlasio & Cuomo Try to “Outdo” Each Other After Bklyn Bomb Scare By: Natasha Spyer
ast Thursday morning, the Brooklyn Jewish children’s museum was evacuated after a bomb threat was sent to the institution via email. The museum, located at 792 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights was messaged received the cryptic missive at 9:30 am Thursday. Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller referred to the anonymous person that posted the threat as “your typical coward”. Miller made a statement to CBS immediately after the threat describing perpetrators that typically commit such acts. “They hide in the shadows, they work from a distance and their goal is to instill fear. And doing that behind the shadows shows they’re
not willing to come out and confront whatever the issue is.” Miller and his team have posited that while one main offender is responsible for perpetrating a string of similar anti-Semitic offenses throughout the city, that there are also a string of copy cats that are mimicking the main perpetrator. The offender is using technology that makes it appear that his location is proximate to the area that he is threatening and he also uses voice masking technology to make him sound feminine. Anti-Semitic incidents would not have their proper place in local politics without politicians flocking to make their statements on the matter. Thursday’s incident was no exception as both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Mario Cuomo flocked
far as to label their urgent reaction to the unfolding events as a ‘feud’. Governor Cuomo was first to arrive at the site of the bomb scare and stated that State cops would get find the fear mongering perpetrator responsible. He arrived at the museum at 11:45 a.m., in spite of the boogeyman like claim made by the offender that there were three pipe bombs in the building that were ready to explode. His prompt appearance was a true work of happenstance as the governor was giving a speech on affordable housing at Medgar Evers College nearby. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Mario Cuomo flocked to De Blasio arrived at the scene the scene of the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights at 12:41 p.m., well after most in order to save the day and perhaps solidify their rank among of the cops departed from the Jewish voters as they head into the upcoming election cycle. scene. Cuomo used the scare to to the scene in order to save the head into the upcoming election tout his newly developed State day and perhaps solidify their cycle. rank among Jewish voters as they The New York Post went as task force that was developed in
order to resolve hate crimes of this magnitude. This is a direct affront to De Blasio, as comparable hate crimes are normally handled by the NYPD. Cuomo said on the scene “I want to warn the people who are behind these when we find youand we will find you-you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” The mayor promised to stage NYPD officers outside of the museum in the aftermath of the scare. The battle of egos is not relegated to this incident alone, in December, Cuomo pledged to double the number of State troopers in NYC to combat terrorism. De Blasio responded to the favor by stating that NYC is not in need of any policing help.
NY Senate to Defund Campus Groups that Promote BDS Edited by: JV Staff
n a show of solidarity with Israel, the New York Senate voted to defund anti-Israel groups operating on campuses. The New York Senate voted last Wednesday to withhold state university funding from any student group calling for a boycott of Israel or other “allied nations.”
“We don’t have to stand by and give taxpayer money to groups that sell such hate,” said Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Island.
Supporters of the measure said it was a way of showing solidarity with Israel during a time of increasing anti-Semitism. Opponents, including the New York Civil Liberties Union and the group Palestine Legal, claimed it would unfairly deprive certain students of public funding based on constitutionally protected political speech. The bill passed the Republican-led Senate 49-11 and now moves to the Assembly, where it is expected to face significant challenges. Specifically, the bill would prohibit state university funding from going to campus groups that engage in hate speech, a term that in the bill Arts and Culture Book Review Business and Technology Classified
give taxpayer money to groups that sell such hate,” said Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Island. The anti-boycott bill would cover, besides Israel, other NATO countries, South Korea, Japan, Ireland and several Pacific and Latin American treaty signatories. An attorney with Palestine Legal, Rahul Saksena, said similar bills have popped up in other states, but to his knowledge, none has been signed into law. He described his organization as one that defends the rights of organizations advocating for The New York Senate voted last Wednesday to withhold state “Palestinian freedom.” university funding from any student group calling for a boycott “Today, by singling out for of Israel or other “allied nations.” punishment those who advoincludes calling for a boycott. “We don’t have to stand by and cate for Palestinian rights, the
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New York state Senate has sent a message, loud and clear: that New Yorkers cannot count on them to safeguard democracy in the Trump era,” he said. The Senate also passed legislation that would codify into statute an executive order from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that support a boycott of Israel. That bill also passed the Senate last year but did not proceed through the Assembly. In June, Cuomo issued the first executive order in the country that forces state entities to drop investments linked See NY Senate to Defund, page 36
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Merryl Tisch to Give $20M to NYPL to Strengthen Educational Programs By: Yedidya Borenstein
he former chancellor of New York State’s Board of Regents and her husband are set to give the New York Public Library $ 20 million in an effort to expand and strengthen its education programming. The goal is to offer and expand on existing programs that are educational in their nature. Once it receives the check, the NYPL can offer new features to its existing programs like English language classes, job training courses, after school homework help and programs that expand on existing research centers. Tisch holds a doctorate in education and used to teach the 1st grade before being appointed to the Board of Regents. She retired from her post with the board last
year and is offering this charitable donation in hopes of extending the reach of her legacy. Her husband James is the president and executive of Loew's corp. and sits on the libraries board of directors. According to the New York Times, the Tisch’s donation will create a new position for a director of education, who will report directly to the library’s president, Tony Marx. The Times notes that in the digital era, libraries are becoming community centers where people can access the internet and attend free seminars and classes. The donation will hope to facilitate the image of the library as a center for communal learning, rather than it remaining merely a place to pick up a decent read. “If we get the right director, and hopefully we will, Tisch
en Island. The library receives 80 percent of its operating costs from the city. In the last two years alone, Mayor de Blasio has increased funding to the tune of $43 million. Tisch told the New York Times that in addition to expanding current programs in literacy, language, coding, and other education-based activities; she plans to push the Mayor to open the library on Sundays. Currently, eight of the NYPL’s ninety-two locations are open seven days a week. In her interview with the times, Tisch The former chancellor of New York State’s Board of Regents compared this to the lengthy and her husband are set to give the New York Public Library $ opening hours and the Sunday 20 million in an effort to expand and strengthen its education availability of the Scarsdale pubprogramming. lic library. “You don’t need to be a genius told the Times, “this becomes a A donation of this magnitude blueprint for what urban librar- is rare territory for the NYPL, to know, if the kids in Scarsdale ies across the country should be which houses its branches in need it, then the kids in the turning themselves into.” Manhattan, the Bronx and Stat- Bronx need it too.”
Police Find 42 Toppled Tombstones at Bklyn Cemetery; No Vandalism Reported By: Natasha Spyer
he NYPD were called in to investigate the unearthing of forty-two tombstones in Washington cemetery. The corpses buried within it belong primarily to Jews. Authorities are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. The dismantling of the tombstones maybe a piece of a larger puzzle, as there has been a precipitous rise in a number of hate crimes of an anti-Semitic origin throughout the city. A school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn recently suffered a bomb scare that came after an unknown perpetrator sent an email to school officials, stating that there were three pipe bombs located within the school. These and similar copycat crimes have spurred local policy makers to rally behind the Jewish community and to
be on the offensive against acts of anti-Semitism. Mayor De Blasio has said of the recent crimes “This is a moment in history, where forces of hate have been unleashed.” The fallen tombstones were discovered on March 4. Shomrim, the Orthodox Jewish patrol society was called in to investigate the incident. Captain Mark Molinari, the new commanding officer of the police department’s hate crimes unit and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill where also among those present as the investigation unraveled. Upon further examination, the police department determined that there was no evidence of vandalism. Councilman David G. Greenfield responded caustically to the NYPD’s official verdict. “Forty-two tombstones, a hole in the fence, and this is only one section….it seems unlikely that would have happened simply by
The former chancellor of New York State’s Board of Regents and her husband are set to give the New York Public Library $ 20 million in an effort to expand and strengthen its education programming.
the weather.” Yet that is precisely what the NYPD told times reporter Michael Watson the cause of the uprooting was. The main clues that determined that the wear and tear of the stones were not
due to vandalism but to environmental forces, was the presence of vines along the bases of many of the stones that had become unhinged. The vines, according to the NYPD, could not have appeared in the cemetery
recently, but had to have grown about a year prior, well before the purported vandalism could have taken place. According to the Times, further evidence of there being wear and tear in the tombstones came in the form of “thin layers of dried grass and dirt in their exposed crevices. Captain Molinari also suggested that the damage may have come from a neighboring delivery truck that regularly makes deliveries to nearby FDR high school. “A truck going by three feet away from these stones could cause enough vibration to topple a 110-year old stone,” Molinari told the Times. Much skepticism still remains over what happened. Molinari reflected on this uncertainty. “I can’t confirm that some of them were not pushed over, but we have nothing to indicate that has happened.”
City Sues Verizon for Failure to Provide Service to All New Yorkers By: KCP Staff
outfit the entire city with its fiber-optics FiOS by 2014. The rooklyn Borough Pres- lawsuit states there are still some ident Eric Adams and 40,000 customers without the City Councilman Vin- service. “As a member of the City’s cent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Benson- Franchise Concession Review hurst, Bath Beach) earlier this Committee, I have a special reweek applauded the City for sponsibility in ensuring those filing a breach of contract law- granted the right to use the suit against Verizon for alleged- City’s inalienable property for ly not living up to its bargain of a public service are fulfilling outfitting the entire City with its their contractual obligations. The fact is that Verizon, despite fiber-optics network. The cable giant signed a deal the overabundance of patience with the then Bloomberg Ad- from government and taxpayers ministration City in 2008 to alike, has failed to live up to its obligation regarding the rollout of fiber-optic FiOS service,” said Adams. “ The fact is that “When I held a hearing at Verizon, despite Brooklyn Borough Hall on the overabundance this very issue in November of of patience from 2015, I was optimistic that our government and taxpayers alike, has failed substantive concerns would be to live up to its obligation addressed. Unfortunately, our regarding the rollout of continued lack of connectivity fiber-optic FiOS service” reflects an unacceptable status quo, which is why I stand be-
hear the City now,” said Gentile. According to reports on the arstechnica.com web site, Verizon disputes the city's allegations. The telecom giant says that it is not required to install fiber in front of each building. Meanwhile, nearly 1 million New York households do not have access to Verizon's fiber-based FiOS service. Verizon says it has brought its network to 2.2 million NYC residences, while the city has an estimated 3.1 million households. "In negotiating the agreement, both parties understood The cable giant signed a deal with the then Bloomberg and agreed that Verizon would Administration City in 2008 to outfit the entire city with its fibergenerally place its fiber-optic optics FiOS by 2014. The lawsuit states there are still some 40,000 network along the same routes customers without the service. as had been used for its copper hind the City’s decision to file a York, they continue to drop the network and would use similar strategies for accessing individcall. lawsuit in this matter.” “When it comes to New York ual buildings," Verizon wrote. Gentile said nearly a yearand-a-half since he held an City, promises are not made to "The obligation to 'pass' all Oversight and Investigations be broken. Millions of house- buildings in the city was based Committee hearing on Verizon’s holds have been left without on and consistent with that failure to uphold its contractual Fios service since 2014. Verizon See City Sues Verizon, page 39 obligations to the City of New can certainly and will certainly
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UWS Tenants Sue Landlord for Trying to Force Them Out Using Pesticide By: Svetlana Ragchev
ccording to the Real Deal, Tenants of the Dexter house located at 345 West 86th street are bringing their landlord to court, alleging that he purposefully planted pesticide in the complex to force out tenants. The landlord allegedly ordered the employees of the rent controlled building to spray a mix of pesticide and deodorizer around the apartments of rent controlled tenants that have lived their long term as a tactic to force them out of their homes. The original complaint was filed by Julie Hanlon, who has lived in the building for 25 years and pays on $308 monthly for
Tenants of the Dexter house located at 345 West 86th street are bringing their landlord to court, alleging that he purposefully planted pesticide in the complex to force out tenants
bad breathing problem….it’s difficult to eat or drink I always liked the management….I don’t know why they now want to kill me.” According to the New York Post, Ball has since moved from the premises in an effort to preserve her ailing health. A current tenant told the Post that they witnessed a man spraying underneath her door at 2 a.m. rent. Helen Ball, a long term res- Inspectors from the Departident of Dexter house filed a ment of Environmental Concomplaint with the State divi- servation than found banned sion of Homes and Community chemicals in the building’s Renewal, stating that “I believe basement. Under state law, it is illegal they want to kill me. I have a
“I believe they want to kill me. I have a bad breathing problem…. it’s difficult to eat or drink I always liked the management….I don’t know why they now want to kill me.”
for building employees to use certain classes of pesticides, as they may be considered hazardous for human consumption. The cans found by the inspectors are ordinarily used to spray bedbugs and cockroaches. Some of the ingredients on the labels of the pesticides have unknown side effects on humans. “I started to get weird odors. I started to get severe headaches. I started to get nauseous. After seeing an ear, nose and throat specialist, the woman determined that her symptoms came from “something I was inhaling.” The building’s landlord, Jay Wartski is notorious for endangering the welfare of his tenants. He spent a month in Riker’s island after refusing to repair conditions in an apartment he owned in Tribeca. In 1984 the Village Voice pegged him as among the cities “most heartless” landlords. Wartski’s lawyer, Jeffrey Seiden told the New York Post that there is “no validity” to the tenant’s claims. “There has been no attempt to evict anybody through the use of illegal chemicals,” Seiden said. Adan Soltren, the Legal Aid attorney that is organizing the action against Wartski, called the use of pesticides to inadvertently squeeze out tenants among “the more sinister kinds of tactics I have ever heard of.”
Robert Durst Allegedly "On the Hook" for $130K for Private Investigators By Mark Snyder
ccording to a new lawsuit, murderer and heir to real estate empire Robert Durst owes $130,000 to private investigators that he hired to look into his arrest in March 2015 for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. Berman was killed in 2000, and her alleged murderer is now in a Los Angeles jail awaiting trial. Prosecutors say that Durst killed Berman out of fear that she would implicate him in the death of his wife, Kathy, who disappeared in 1982. The 73-year-old “black sheep” of the Durst Family, who have a real estate empire in New York City, starred in an HBO documentary about his life called “The Jinx.” Information that came out during the filming of the show contributed to him now being on trial for Bermans’s murder. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court says, two weeks after his arrest in 2015, Durst obtained the services of New Yorkbased T&M Protection Resources. A $25,000 retainer was paid by Durst, then close to 500 hours were spent by the firm’s private eyes conducting field work and digital research into the events around his arrest, according to court papers. The Post reports, “When Durst didn’t pay the invoice by
74-year-old murderer and heir to real estate empire Robert Durst allegedly owes $130,000 to private investigators.
July, the firm tried to get the money through his lawyer Steven Rabinowitz and wife Deborah Lee Charatan, according to court papers. After that collection attempt failed, T&M Vice President Michael Mansfield made a personal plea to Durst to pay his “severely delinquent” account, which has ballooned to over $160,000 with interest. In February 2016, Mansfield wrote to Durst, “We understand how difficult these past months have been for you, but also know that through Steve, that you honor your commitments.” The suit says that Durst has failed to pay up. Vincent Amicizia, the lawyer representing the firm, said that no reason has been supplied by
Durst as to why he refuses to pay his bill. In 2007, $65 million was given to Durst when his family cut ties with him, so he should have plenty of money. His Younger brother Douglas currently runs the Durst Organization, which constructed 1 World Trade Center and 4 Times Square. According to The Post, “Four years earlier, Durst was acquitted of murder in Texas after testifying that he shot his Galveston neighbor Morris Black in self-defense and then chopped up the body and dumped it in the sea. He was convicted of tampering with evidence and jumping bail. His attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.”
New Case of Neonatal Herpes Caused by Metzitzah B’Peh By Rachel Shapiro
new case of neonatal herpes as a result of the Jewish ritual of circumcision has been reported by the New York City Health Department. Metzitzah b’peh is an ancient practice that calls for the mohel, person performing the circumcision, to suck the blood from the incision on the penis of the infant. This controversial procedure has continuously raised red flags throughout the medical A Jewish Infant during his circumcision ceremony. community and has a long history of being connected to neonatal for 14 days and was reported to the infant’s parents. Then in be recovering. According to the 2015, Mayor de Blasio and the herpes. Health Department, 24 cases of city Board of Health cut the herpes have been linked to cir- requirement. Hospitals, doctors and parAccording to the Health cumcision since 2000. Two of Department, 24 cases of the infants died and two others ents are given pamphlets by the herpes have been linked suffered brain damage. Last year, Health Department, as part of a there were two cases. In 2015, compromise, warning that folto circumcision since lowing metzitzah b’peh “some there were three cases. 2000. Since 2006, 22 percent of all babies can get herpes, which can male neonatal herpes cases were even lead to death.” Although, Health officials exDuring Mayor de Blasio’s 2013 linked to ritual circumcision. campaign he had promised the Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox press concerns about the actual Hasidic community to remove Jewish community have opposed number of parents seeing the the requirement of written pa- any restrictions on the centu- brochures. The alert sent to doctors by the rental consent, and ever since the ries-old ritual as an infringement practice has gone on with no re- on religious freedom. Mohels department said, “Despite these who perform the circumcisions efforts, parents of case-patients strictions in New York City. On Wednesday, February 8, are not even required to be tested infected have not reported seeing Health officials sent out an alert for herpes, according to Health the pamphlet or poster.” On Wednesday, de Blasio said to doctors about the most recent Department rules.” The Bloomberg administra- that the city was “now in the procase of herpes and encouraged tion had attempted to restrict cess of identifying the mohel and them to remain vigilant. The Post reports, “The infant the practice by requiring a we expect full cooperation from in the new case was hospitalized consent form to be signed by the community.”
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MARCH 17, 2017
Development in Crown Heights NYC to Become Duty Free Haven for Bedford-Union Armory Sparks Protests Art Collectors at New Harlem Facility By: Helen Zaboulani
ast week, residents, affordable housing advocates and union workers rallied against plans to convert the Bedford-Union Armory into a mixed-use building. Their cries of “Kill the Deal” were chanted outside the Jackie Robinson school off Franklin Avenue. Locals argued that the city owned property should be converted into a community land trust, in which it would be owned by a community-controlled nonprofit. As reported by the Real Deal, protesters asserted that if the land is turned over to a private developer, who is to say that the affordable housing commitments will be kept. “The option is not just finding another developer, said real estate attorney Sylvia Kinard. “We need to make sure that this property, this public resource stays a resource for the community.” Towards the end of 2015, the city announced that the century old structure would be converted into a mixed use commercial and housing building. BFC Partners, the project’s current developer, plans to convert the 542,000-square-foot former military building into 330 affordable and market-rate rentals, with community space. There will be 177 low- and moderate-income units. The developer has vowed to set aside $500,000 or
By: Edward Treeble
here seems to be good news for the pocketbooks of New York collectors of fine artwork. While purchasing classic art can be a costly venture, what really does not sit well with buyers is the exorbitant tax rates that they are required to pay in order to store their new treasures. Until this juncture in time, the only way to circumvent the taxes being incurred for storage facilities was for art collectors to house them in warehouses in eiLast week, residents, affordable housing advocates and union ther the state of Delaware or even workers rallied against plans to convert the Bedford-Union as far as Switzerland, where taxes Armory in Crown Heights into a mixed-use building do not apply. These tax free art more from the sale of 56 condos, affordable for the average family storage facilities are meant to alto a fund to help build afford- in Crown Heights. Further, only low buyers to defer taxes on their able housing in another Crown 30 percent of the units will be art purchases until they reach a fiHeights location. Management permanently affordable. Mem- nal end-user, according to a 2015 of that fund will be the respon- bers of the union Local 79 also report. sibility of the Local Development spoke out, urging developers to hire union laborers on the Corporation of Crown Heights. The problem is that Afford- project. The facility is called "What we need here is real afability is defined by the city based Arcis and has more than on the median income of the fordable housing. Not a percent- adequate space to house as New York City region, including age, not a couple of units. We also much as $2.5 billion worth the wealthier outlying Westches- need union jobs!" said Kimberly of art. ter and Putnam counties. While Grant, a Crown Heights resithe Average Median Income for dent and a member of the conNew York is currently $90,600 struction union. "This rec center The Wall Street Journal has for a family of four, in 2014 the sounds great, it looks good on recently reported that two enmedian household income in paper, but this is not going to be terprising art shippers have now south Crown Heights was only something free for the commu- made it easier for art purchased $41,870, according to the NYU nity. This is not for our children. in the city of New York or anyFurman Center. Basically only Our children can't play now, and where in the world to be housed the 18 units targeted for the they're not going to be able to right here in Manhattan; sans the lowest income bracket would be play there." hefty tax bill.
Arcis team, Tom Sapienza, Ken Cayre and Kevin Lay
The shippers at the center of this new money saving project that Tom Sapienza and Kevin Lay. The WSJ has indicated that the two men are planning to turn a former parking lot in Harlem into a 110,000 square foot facility that will be a duty-free home for art collectors. The facility is called Arcis and has more than adequate space to house as much as $2.5 billion worth of art. The four story warehouse will afford collectors the opportunity to keep their precious pieces there indefinitely without being mandated to pay local or state taxes. The one hitch, however, is that once the art is removed from the tax sanctuary site, then the taxes will apply. The monetary advantages that will be reaped by both collectors and dealers are that they will have sufficient time to save up enough funds to pay the requisite taxes down the
road when the art leaves the facility. Another motivating factor is that collectors will also have time to resell the art while it spends time in storage and then they can pass on the sales tax to the new owner. The WSJ reports that the facility will contain five viewing rooms and even one that boasts an impressive 16-foot ceiling with the hoist capability of lifting sculptures weighing two tons. Cayre Equities, a real estate investment firm is the developer of Arcis. Officials from US Customs and Border Protection have given confirmation that Arcis has received "tenative approval" as a tax free station, but a spokeswoman said that the facility will be legally obligated to adhere to a stringent set of rules and guidelines to avoid such potential crimes as money laundering or fraud.
Jeffrey Epstein to Testify in Lawsuit Dispute Still Rages Between Joey Brought by Former “Sex Slave” Allaham & Lincoln Square Synagogue By: Kristina Stukalenko
By: Mark Kubilansky
illionaire Jeffrey Epstein who has been accused of having conjugal relations with minors and using them as “sex slaves” is once again in the news as it has been reported that he plans to testify in a lawsuit brought against him by a former sex partner. Former child sex slave and mother of three, Virginia Giuffre alleges that she was only 15 years old when Maxwell recruited her into teen prostitution in 1999. According to court papers filed in a prior lawsuit against the woman that recruited her into the ring, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Giuffre worked in Epstein’s covert ring as a “Masseur”. In reality, the then teen gave Epstein and his friend’s sexual favors while being underage. In a recent turn of events that could mirror a Hollywood movie script, Giuffre wants her former pimp to testify against her recruiter and his former ex, Maxwell, for denying allegations that she recruited Giuffre’s into the ring. Maxwell filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuffre’s after she accused her. Giuffre is also planning to question Epstein, who is registered sex offender, about his allegedly introducing her to Prince Andrew. Buckingham Palace had vehemently denied any of the allegations. In spite of
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein who has been accused of having relations with minors and using them as “sex slaves” is once again in the news as it has been reported that he plans to testify in a lawsuit brought against him by a former sex partner.
the fact that Epstein has housed a prolific sex trafficking ring, he was only sentenced to a mere thirteen months in prison for soliciting sex from a minor. Giuffre has accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her when she was 17, which is below the age of consent in Florida. Epstein, who had to register as a sex offender after a guilty plea made in 2008 in a Manhattan Court, will be asked to answer questions pertaining to a meeting her had with “Prince Andrew the Duke of York in March 2001 in London.” according to the New York Post. Specifically, Epstein will be asked about his flight on a private jet on March 9, 2001, from
Tangiers to London with Giuffre and Maxwell. The lawyer will also ask Epstein to provide information regarding 23 trips that Maxwell and Epstein took with Giuffre when she was underage. Giuffre alleges in court papers that Prince Andrew slept with her three times in total, including during an orgy on Epstein’s private island. Giuffre also claims that had sex with clients while she was underage at a private house in London and in Epstein’s New York mansion. Giuffre claims that she first met Prince Charles at MaxSee Jeﬀrey Epstein to Testify , page 38
he ongoing financial imbroglio between the owner of the Upper West Side steakhouse known as The Prime Grill and the iconic Lincoln Square Synagogue does not seem to be heading towards any kind of tangible resolution, according to a recently published article in The Jewish Week. The main point of contention remains the rental fees that Joseph Allaham (the owner of many top Manhattan kosher restaurants such as Prime Grill and Bentley, as well as serving as the caterer for the Lincoln Square Synagogue) allegedly owes to the synagogue. In January of 2016, the Jewish Voice reported that Lincoln Square claimed that Allaham did not follow through with providing $1.5 million he had promised to help finance a banquet hall in the synagogue’s new $50 million space. Allaham blames the synagogue for costing him potential revenue by delaying the hall’s construction. Trying to bring the parties together late last year to pursue a viable resolution to this protracted matter was Rabbi Menachem Genack, the CEO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher division. Rabbi Herschel Schachter had previously served as arbiter in the matter and had issued a
The ongoing financial imbroglio between the owner of the Upper West Side steakhouse known as The Prime Grill and the iconic Lincoln Square Synagogue does not seem to be heading towards any kind of tangible resolution. Pictured above is Joseph Allaham, the owner of the Prime Grill restaurant
ruling that called on Allaham to pay Lincoln Square $1.4 million in addition to attorneys fees and court costs. Ultimatums are now being issued as the matter continues to heat up. It has been reported that Rabbi Genack had previously told The Jewish Week that the OU would rescind its kosher certification of Allaham’s restaurants if he did not comply with Rabbi Schachter’s ruling. Allaham, however, has said that he did make an offer to make a financial settlement with Lincoln Square Synagogue and that Rabbi Schachter not only approved of his offer but gave it is “blessing.” Allaham further
alleges that Lincoln Square synagogue never responded to his offer but that it is still on the table for their consideration. According to the article in the Jewish week, the proposed settlement deal allows for Allaham to make regular payments on the amount that Lincoln Square is asking for. That would translate into Allaham paying out the $1 million over a five year period ($200,000 a year). It was reported that Lincoln Square has begun to lose trust in the restaurant owner and never decided on whether to accept the offer. See Dispute Still Rages , page 39
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MARCH 17, 2017
Global Leaders Celebrate Opening of Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce's New Wall Street Office By: Shimmy Blum
lated interests around the globe. the Chamber is “part of my life.” Mr. Honig articulated his He spoke about the importast week, amidst the hus- heartfelt gratitude towards Mr. ant mission of the Chamber: tle and bustle of Manhat- Morton Davis, the legendary “Instead of offering parnassah tan’s Financial District, a Jewish investor and Chairman in the form of handouts, the group of corporate and of D.H. Blair, who recently as- Orthodox Jewish Chamber of governmental VIPs, and Ortho- sumed the position of Chair- Commerce helps people build dox Jewish community leaders man of the Orthodox Jewish successful careers.” Indeed, the breadth of the and activists, stood outside 44 Chamber of Commerce. “Morty Wall Street, an iconic building is a huge visionary…I’m in awe,” Chamber’s reach and resources housing investment giants such as Charles Schwab and D.H. Blair Investment Banking Corporation – next door to a heavily guarded building emblazoned with “The Trump Building” in gold. The event was truly historic: the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new office of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Founder and CEO Duvi Honig and Mrs. Odeleya Jacobs, VP of Economic Development and Public Policy. It is not every day that a proudly Orthodox nonprofit Manhattan Deputy Borough President, Aldrin Rafael Bonilla opens an office in that neighbor- addresses the sizable crowd of Jewish community leaders and hood, but the level of influence activists at the the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new office and prestige that the Chamber of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, under the has achieved is indeed unique, leadership of Founder and CEO Duvi Honig and Mrs. Odeleya the result of incredible determi- Jacobs, VP of Economic Development and Public Policy nation and siyatta dishmaya. Standing at the podium be- Mr. Honig exclaimed. “He is so is breathtaking. Standing beside the purple ribbon featuring young in his understanding of hind the ribbon were leaders the Orthodox Jewish Chamber the needs of today…and he is from throughout the corporate, of Commerce logo, Duvi Honig looking to plant seeds for gener- governmental and communal spheres in New York, New Jerelaborated upon the Chamber’s ations to come.” Mr. Davis took to the podium sey and beyond, including a mission to serve as a “group, network and union” of Jewish amidst thunderous applause, significant representation from community businesses and re- and declared that his work with Israel.
The Chamber enables Jewish community members and businesses to take advantage of this all powerful network through a variety of programs, including J-Biz Expo and Business Conference, professional seminars, Parnassah Coach, Women in the Workforce, the newly launched Small Business Alli-
relationships between U.S. and Israeli businesses; and fight the BDS movement, UN anti-Semitism, and other threats. Following Mr. Davis’s address, emcee Yaniv Meirov, President and CEO of the Chazaq organization of Queens, which partners in various Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce
New York City Councilman David Greenfield (D) is seen here celebrating the opening of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce’s new Wall Street office last week with a contingent of Jewish leaders, activists, rabbis and other elected officials
ance, and much more. In addition, the Chamber boasts a robust public policy division with coveted relationships at all levels of American and Israeli government. The Chamber utilizes its public policy clout to lobby on behalf of Jewish community business and parnassah interests; build
projects, introduced a long list of other VIP speakers, each of whom shared their glowing impressions of the Chamber’s work and the significance of the launching of the new office. Speakers included Aldrin Bonilla, Manhattan Deputy Borough President; Rachel Van Tosh, Deputy Commissioner of
The Chamber utilizes its public policy clout to lobby on behalf of Jewish community business and parnassah interests; build relationships between U.S. and Israeli businesses; and fight the BDS movement, UN anti-Semitism, and other threats. the NYC Department of Small Business Services; New Jersey Assemblyman Raj Mukherji; New York City Councilman David Greenfield; Inon Elroy, Israeli Economic Minister to North America; and Marvin Schechter, Deputy Director of New York State’s Empire State Development. Assemblyman Mukherji, who represents the Jersey City area, delivered a particularly impassioned address, alluding to his work as the lead sponsor of New Jersey’s anti-BDS legislation, and his three recent visits to the Jewish State. The Assemblyman articulated a fierce defense of Israel as a U.S. ally and trade partner, as well as the importance of New Jersey and other states utilizing their funds as a weapon against BDS. He concluded his address with the Hebrew words “b’yachad chazak chazak v’shalom.” See Global Leaders Celebrate , page 37
Judith Leiber Wants Celebs to Carry 666 5th Avenue is Good Luck Omen Her Bags to Promote More Casual Uses for Kushners; Family to Get $400M By Hannah Hayes
his August, the 54-year-old accessories label by Judith Leiber will be hitting the red carpet at the MTV awards, in a push for celebrities to clutch the company’s eccentric handbags. The label is known for its quirky designs that mimic the shapes of fancy desserts, food and toy dogs. Leiber executives told The Post that although thw label’s namesake designer will not attend the award ceremony, their expensive purses will be on the arms of many celebrities. In 2013, the licensing company Authentic Brands Group bought the label. Authentic’s head of marketing Natasha Fishman told The Post, “We are taking a much more aggressive approach to getting the name out to a younger customer.” Judith Leiber bags have
always been a celebrity favorite for red carpet events.
“It’s a brand that needs a bit of a fluff and update.”
pany lacks the devotion of younger stars like Emma Watson, Emma Stone and Felicity “Leiber’s Swarovski-crys- Jones. Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, tal-studded designs have long who became an investor in seduced the Upper East Side Leiber and its creative director set. They’ve been worn by first in January, says that’s about to ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Bar- change. Her job, she says, is to bara Bush and Hillary Clinton, revamp its bags and get them as well as Hollywood stars on into millennials’ closets,” The the red carpet. Still, the com- Post reports.
Ocleppo Hilfiger told The Post, “It’s a brand that needs a bit of a fluff and update.” Tommy Hilfiger’s wife as a mound of celebs she can call on for assistance, such as the model Gigi Hadid. Ocleppo told The Post that for this fall she is collaborating with Alexander Wang to create a limited-edition bag. According to The Post, “So are lower-priced bags — in the $200 to $500 range — and shoes that can be worn every day rather than just for special events. There’ll also be a new emphasis on ‘skin bags’ made from exotic animal hides. Leiber bags, which typically retail from $1,000 to $7,500, are sold at 225 stores worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods. As soon as this fall, they could pop up at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor, Fishman said.” As a way of promoting casual use of the bags, the company is handing them out to celebrities and fashionistas in the hopes they are captured by paparazzi sporting the merchandise. Fishman said to The Post, “We want to see them carry the bags on an everyday basis. We had confined ourselves to awards events — the brand had been held back a little bit.”
By: Ilana Siyance
he Kushner family’s company stands to receive more than $400 million from Anbang, a Chinese company that is investing in the Kushner’s office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. As reported by Bloomberg News, the proposed $4 billion transaction contains terms that some real estate experts have described as unusually favorable towards the family of President Trump’s son-in-law. It provides the Kushner family with the impressive cash payout from Anbang Insurance Group, as well as forgiveness for a portion of a $250 million loan which will allow the debt to be cleared for one-fifth of its value. It will allow the family to buy back the building’s more lucrative retail spaces and maintain a 20 percent stake for the property, which has been struggling financially. The deal places a valuation of $2.85 billion on the 41-story tower, setting a new record for a single NYC building. The office section is set at $1.6 billion, and $1.25 billion for the retail section. The new partnership will refinance $1.15 billion in existing mortgage debt. The plan is to convert the property’s higher floors into luxury residential units. Also the Kushners will themselves invest $750 million enhancing the retail portion of the building. Anbang will be paying a high
Anbang will be paying a high price for both sections of the project at 666 Fifth Avenue, but snatches a prime location and its first real estate investment in America for the year
price for both sections of the project at 666 Fifth Avenue, but snatches a prime location and its first real estate investment in America for the year. It is unclear whether the deal could prompt federal review, as occurred when the prominent Chinese conglomerate purchased the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. Anbang may also face review by the Chinese government, which has become stringent in overseas investments. The planned partnership is searching for additional investors through a federal program known as EB-5, which offers residency permits to major foreign investors. While news of the planned deal is being circulated in order to attract additional equity partners, the details have not been disclosed.
As senior advisor to the President, Jared Kushner may now find himself with a conflict of interest in a range of issues such as his dealings with China, trade issues, future EB-5 restrictions etc. A Kushner company spokesman, James Yolles, said that Jared sold his ownership stake in 666 Fifth Ave to family members so that the transaction poses no conflict of interest with his roles in the White House. “Kushner Companies has taken significant steps to avoid potential conflicts and will continue to do so," Yolles said in a written statement. A White House spokeswoman also said that Mr. Kushner will excuse himself from any issues where his impartiality may be reasonably questioned.
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MARCH 17, 2017
NYC Pit Bull Attacks Rise in Crime Ridden Areas; Victims Mauled By: Ariella Haviv
long, it appears that the only option residents see as viable aking concrete measures for their own protection on the to ensure one’s own per- ‘mean streets” of the city is to sonal safety has always keep a pit bull dog within reach been a top tier priority at all times. those residing within New York City’s five boroughs. From the installation of state of the art home alarm systems to carrying mace or pepper spray in their knap sacks, New Yorkers have always taken precautions in a city where violent crime is always a hair’s breath away.
Pit bulls have dominated the headlines as of late, as heinous attacks have taken lives, while other victims live with the traumatic scars of being mauled.
traumatic scars of being mauled. On Saturday night, March 11, the Daily News reported that two pit bulls were shot and killed by police officers as they were attacking a 50-year old Brooklyn
A New York City homeless man known is strapped into a gurney after being attacked by a pit bull that was shot dead by an offduty correction officer.
For those living in run down Pit bulls, however, have domand disadvantaged neighborhoods of the Big Apple; where inated the headlines as of late, as drugs, crime and violence have heinous attacks have taken lives, reigned supreme for way too while other victims live with the
about the pit bull attack, according to officials. The NYPD has said that one of the officers shot and killed both dogs. Having sustained multiple bite wounds, the man was taken to
Pit bulls dogs attack Bronx man in almost fatal attack which rips off his ear in September of 2015
Kings County Hospital and the man. The two cops arrived on police officer was taken to WyHancock Street in the Bushwick ckoff Heights Medical Center for section of the borough at 10:30 evaluation. Several weeks ago, a 5 year pm after receiving a 911 call old boy from the East New York section of Brooklyn was savagely mauled by one of his family’s pit bulls. Speaking to the New York Daily News, the uncle of Jeremiah Rivera described what his nephew was doing before the attack. “He was protecting his little brother and sister so he took the brunt, ” said Michael Pride. “I did the best I could to help that baby. I ran in there. It was so horrific. The baby was lying on the floor in a pool of blood and
Sephardic Community Center Hosts Annual Bench Press Contest Edited by: JV Staff
he newly established ‘1901 Fitness’ at the Sephardic Community Center will be staging the 26th Annual Bench Press Contest on Monday, April 3, 2017. For many decades, the bench press has been recognized as the best demonstration of testing one’s strength. And now, with the popularity of the annual NFL Combine, where the best college football players are tested before the annual NFL draft, the bench press has been popularized even beyond the gym scene. Held annually during spring since the early 1990’s, the SCC has for almost a generation drawn the better weightlifters in the community as they compete for a title, a trophy, and bragging rights as “the strongest.” To allow a fair competition, the athletes are divided by weight classes: 123 lb., 132 lb., 148 lb., 165 lb., 181 lb., 198 lb., 220 lb., and 220+ lb. Each weight class winner will take home a power lifting trophy. An “overall winner” will then be chosen – awarded a trophy that is given every year at the US national power lifting championships. And with it – the bragging rights. The Bench Press Contest is open to any Center member, male or female. Minimum
body matter,” witness Lloyd McCammon told the Daily News. “All of his left face was gone. He couldn’t breathe. I pressed a towel to his face but there was nothing left,” McCammon, 39,
said. In Mid-February is was reported by WPIX in New York City that a pit bull mix attacked a 62 year old Bronx man. The dog but the man on his left arm while he was at home in the Castle Hill area of the borough. He was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition. The report indicated that the pit bull mix was taken to an animal control center in Manhattan. According to the report, a week prior to this incident a 75year old woman from Long Island City in Queens was mauled to death by the mastiff-great
A 75-year old woman from Long Island City in Queens was mauled to death by the mastiff-great dane mix that she owned. dane mix that she owned. In a related development, according to news sources in Detroit, a pregnant woman was attacked by a pit bull at a Detroit gas station. On February 23rd, Briana Terry went to the Marathon gas station to grab some coffee when she spotted a man with two pit bulls, one brown and one white "I'm on the phone and ... the dog was not riled up, not barking, no warning, it was instant attack," she said. More troubling is that Terry is 5 and half months pregnant. And the white pit bull that attacked her was there with his owner and not on a leash. "I was so afraid for this dog to thrash his head maybe rip off my whole calf," she said. "I didn't hit it, I just screamed 'Get your dog, get it off.' In Baltimore, it was reported that a 7 year old boy was viciously attacked by a pit bull while paying at the local Wiltondale Greenwood Park. The culprit was a large mixed-breed pit bull and little Andrew Mercier never saw it coming. According to local news sources, the boy now has a large gash in his face that required 15 stitches.
Chetrit Group & Somerset to Build 7 Towers on South Bronx Waterfront
By: Kim Sanchez The newly established ‘1901 Fitness’ at the Sephardic Community Center will be staging the 26th Annual Bench Press Contest on Monday, April 3, 2017.
age is 15, and there is no upper limit. There is no fee to compete. It will be held at the SCC’s Senior Adult Lounge on the ground floor. Traditionally, the competition draws the young and old – and all those in between. The youngest competitors are the many teens who test their strength, while it is not unusual to see a few seventyand eighty-year olds compete. Trophies are awarded for best female and best senior lifter as well. The 2017 SCC Bench Press Contest begins at 7:00pm – following the weigh-in the hour before. It generally lasts about two hours. Very different than the game of golf, or tennis, the audience that comes to watch is strongly en-
couraged to make its presence felt – to scream and cheer, while music often blasts as a backdrop. Because the 2017 contest will be staged the same evening as this year’s March Madness basketball final, there will be a large screen TV telecasting the game – allowing the audience members to support their family and friends who are competing, while keeping one eye on the game. Those interested in competing, please email: davidj@ scclive.org, or call: 718-9543155. No tickets are necessary to watch the event. Just bring your unbridled energy as you cheer on the lifters. It is a competition unlike anything you might have experienced.
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n 2015, Chetrit Partners and Somerset had announced plans to undergo a development project in the South Bronx between 2401 Third Avenue and 101 Lincoln Avenue. The mixed residential and commercial complex will contain 1,300 units on the Mott Haven waterfront. There will be seven buildings in total, each of which will be 25 stories tall. There has been a one year lag in the development of the area due to the Developers decision to change the plan to include only two towers that would cost between $300- $400 million. Chetrit and Somerset have since had a change of heart and have decided to revert to the original model, which will include 430 rentals, 164 of which will be studio apartments, 96 of which will be one bedrooms, 133 two-bedrooms, 416,446 square feet of residential space, a 175-car garage and 4,200 square feet of communal space. The development will contain a deck with an esplanade, a pet care room, lounge, a “quiet room”, gym, event room, bike storage and a pool. The development is only a small part of a picture that is becoming all too common phenomenon in the Mott Haven neighborhood in the Bronx.
New renderings revealed for Somerset Partners and Chetrit Gentrification Towers in the South Bronx
Ever since the renovation of Yankee stadium, the neighborhood has enjoyed an economic boom, inviting new developers to consider the area for their new projects. Co-founder of the non-profit South Bronx Unite has commented on the ongoing gentrification of the region. “We want our quality of life increased first, before all the new development comes in. But it always happens as the opposite. We’re trying to reverse that dynamic and help lead the way for private development.” The introduction of new franchise business like the Home Depot and BJ’s has pushed out small business and has made rentals increase steadily since 2005 onward.
Johnson estimated that there are currently 22 open development projects in the area that are “ready to build”. His nonprofit has estimated that there will be 15,000 new residents in the borough In the next five years. In response to the changing landscape of the borough, South Bronx Unite lobbies and rallies the current community and encourages the development of affordable housing as means of offsetting the spike in rents. One of its ongoing projects includes the conversion of a 28,000-square foot vacant building in Mott Haven into a Haven for organizations, both faith based and secular leaning, who have been threatened by the rise in rent.
MARCH 17, 2017
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State Department: Obama Money Reached Palestinian Authority
Conway: 'I Have No Evidence to Support Trump Wiretap Claim'
By: Mordechai Sones
By: Peter Heinlein
ne of the first decisions the Trump government took after becoming President was to freeze $220.3 million that his predecessor President Obama earmarked for the PA just before he left the White House. However, the State Department has confirmed that Obama's money has reached its destination. Acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner said last Wednesday in a press briefing that the money was mostly for humanitarian purposes in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza, and in part used to pay Israeli credi-
Acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner (pictured above) said last week in a press briefing that the money was mostly for humanitarian purposes in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza, and in part used to pay Israeli creditors of the PA.
RWA: "UNRWA is obviously something where ...we’ve been very vocal about our concerns given some of the allegations Last March it was reported that members of ... some of UNRWA’s proCongress were delaying a grams and how it’s spent or payment of $159 million used some of its funding...we in aid allocated for the PA certainly made those concerns clear to UNRWA’s leadership." in an effort to pressure The disbursal was one of the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel President Obama's last acts in the White House, and it was approved just hours before the exchange of Presidents. tors of the PA. It was reported back in Jan"None of the funding was to go directly to the Palestinian uary that Republican members Authority," stressed Toner in of Congress had been holding response to questions on the up the money to the PA, but a State Department official and subject. At the same time, Toner several congressional aides criticized the conduct of UN- said at the time that the out-
going administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money right before Donald Trump was sworn into office. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for UN organizations, according to AP. The Obama administration had for some time been pressing for the release of the money for the Palestinian Authority, which comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and is to be used See State Department: Obama , page 36
At Least 7 JCCs Receive Bomb Threats on Purim Edited by: JV Staff
t least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events. The threats, either called in or emailed, were reported Sunday at JCCs in Rochester, New York; Chicago; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Cleveland; Houston, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Most of the JCCs were evacuated and searched. None of the threats turned out to be credible. For some of the centers it was their second threat in the past week. The threats are part of a wave that has hit JCCs, Jewish schools and other Jewish institutions since the start of 2017. More than 150 threats have been received since the beginning of the year, according to the Secure Community Network, which coordinates security across Jewish organizations in North America. On Sunday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the second such threat against the Rochester JCC in less than a week “a despicable and cowardly act” of anti-Semitism. Cuomo ordered the New York State Police to launch a more intense investigation into the
A view of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin, which was one of several JCCs to receive more bomb threats on Sunday. (Facebook)
threats, and to work with federal and local law enforcement on the investigation. “Like all New Yorkers, I am profoundly disturbed and disgusted by the continued threats against the Jewish community in New York,” Cuomo said in a statement. “As New Yorkers, we will not be intimidated and we will not stand by silently as some seek to sow hate and division. New York is one family, and an attack on one is an attack on all.” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he plans to provide additional law enforcement intelligence and staffing to the JCC in Milwaukee so it “continues to be a safe place” after it was evacuated Sunday for
the fourth time in six weeks. Meanwhile, a rally was held Sunday outside the Rady Jewish Community Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, which was evacuated due to a bomb threat on Thursday, “to send a signal of unity against fear and terrorism.” In a related development, it was reported that a synagogue in Seattle was defaced with graffiti denying the Holocaust. “The Holocaust is fake history!” was found spray-painted on the wall of the Temple de Hirsch Sinai synagogue on Friday morning. “There were two things we felt: shock and sadness, and See At Least 7 JCCs , page 36
hite House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama ordered the phones tapped at the Trump Tower hotel in New York. In an interview broadcast on CNN early Monday, Conway said, "I'm not in the job of having evidence. That's what investigations are for." When questioned by CNN host Chris Cuomo, Conway did not say whether the White House would meet a Monday deadline set by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee for submitting evidence supporting Trump's claim, which he made on Twitter more than a week ago. After her Monday morning TV appearance, Conway tweeted, "we are pleased the House/ Senate Intel Committees are investigating & will comment after." Neither the White House nor senior intelligence officials have offered any information that would indicate any wiretapping took place, and an Obama spokesman has called the allegation "simply false." The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam Schiff
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is interviewed by Howard Kurtz during a taping of his "MediaBuzz" program on the Fox News Channel in New York, March 10, 2017.
of California, told ABC News Sunday he does not to see any evidence. "Either the president made up this charge," he said, "or perhaps more disturbing, the president actually believes this."
McCain speaks out On Sunday, Senator John McCain of Arizona told CNN, "The president has one of two choices: either retract or provide the information that the American people deserve. Because if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least." McCain said he has "no reason to believe the charges are true."
Under U.S. law, a president cannot order someone's phone to be wiretapped. He would need approval by a federal judge and would have to show reasonable grounds to suspect why a citizen's telephone calls should be monitored, such as if he were suspected of criminal wrongdoing. The White House said last week that Trump is not under criminal investigation. The wiretap charges are part of congressional investigations into the details behind the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. secretary See Conway: 'I Have No , page 38
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Feminist Leader Exposes Anti-Israel Agenda of Int’l Women’s Strike By: Deborah Danan
Chesler said that feminists today should be focusing on combating “forced face-veiling, forced child marriage, female genital mutilation, polygamy, and femicide, or honor killing.”
Trump Urged to Maintain AntiSemitism Monitoring Office Over 100 Holocaust remembrance institutions and scholars call on Trump to maintain a government office dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism
eaders of the International Women’s Strike have no idea about the meaning of feminism and have hijacked the movement to protest the “occupation of Palestine” and “Israeli apartheid” instead of speaking out against the “occupation of women’s bodies” and “Islam’s religious and gendered apartheid,” a leading Jewish-American feminist told Breitbart Jerusalem. According to Dr. Phyllis Chesler, emerita professor of psychology at City University of New York and a bestselling author, following Israel’s 1967 defensive war, Palestinians replaced women as “the favored victims of the month” in liberal circles. “Now, it was formerly colonized Arab men of color, symbolized by the Palestinians, that became an obsession,” she told Breitbart Jerusalem. Even feminists themselves, Chesler noted, were no “longer
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O According to Dr. Phyllis Chesler, emerita professor of psychology at City University of New York and a bestselling author, following Israel’s 1967 defensive war, Palestinians replaced women as “the favored victims of the month” in liberal circles.
concerned with the occupation of women’s bodies worldwide, but rather with the alleged occupation of a country that had never existed: Palestine.” Chesler, considered a second wave feminist leader, said her generation was focused on “the sexual objectification of women; economic parity; abortion rights; and on all the violence that took place mainly against women: rape, incest, sexual harassment, woman-battering, pornography, and prostitution.” But then, “post-colonialism and postmodernism swept the Western Academy,” she said. Indeed, organizers of Wednesday’s Women’s Strike published on their website
that they “stand for an uncompromising anti-racist and anti-colonial feminism” first and foremost the “decolonization of Palestine.” As Chesler notes, women’s rights have been pushed out the picture in favor of a warped anti-colonialist view. “The West, including Israel, became the world’s worst colonialists. Israel, not Islam, was accused of practicing apartheid. In reality, Islam is the largest practitioner of both gender and religious apartheid, but Israel served as the scapegoat for all the crimes perpetrated by Muslims including slavery, See Feminist Leader Exposes , page 37
ver 100 Holocaust remembrance institutions, scholars and educators called on President Donald Trump to maintain a government office dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism following a report that he was considering nixing it. The 120 signatories — among them Holocaust museums, anti-genocide groups, Holocaust studies programs, and Holocaust scholars and educators in the United States and Europe — released a statement Monday calling on Trump to strengthen the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, which fights anti-Jewish sentiments abroad. The signatories also urged Trump to create a new office to combat anti-Semitism in the United States. Last month, Bloomberg reported that Trump was considering cutting a number of special envoy positions, including the one dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, as part of a budget proposal. “The need becomes clearer by the day as hatred, like a tidal wave, sweeps across the nation,” read the statement released Monday, which was written by members of the Association of
In the past three weeks, Jewish cemeteries were vandalized in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Rochester, New York.
Holocaust Organizations. It cited vandalism of cemeteries, synagogues, churches and mosques, anti-Semitic vandalism and bomb threats made against Jewish institutions. Jewish sites, including community centers, schools, museums and Anti-Defamation League offices, have been hit with more than 100 bomb threats so far this year, all of them hoaxes. In the past three weeks, Jewish cemeteries were vandalized in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Rochester, New York. Congress mandated the position of special envoy for monitoring and combating anti-Semitism in 2004 with the
passage of the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act. The measure directs the State Department to establish the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, to be headed by the special envoy. Jewish groups and lawmakers have urged the president to keep the office, including the American Jewish Committee and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Earlier this month, a bipartisan House task force on anti-Semitism called in a letter on the Trump administration to rebuff reports that it was planning to cut the office. On Monday, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., one of the See Trump Urged to Maintain, page 38
Mattis’ Pick for Undersecretary of Defense Met with Muslim Brotherhood By: Adam Kredo
pposition is mounting on Capitol Hill and in conservative foreign policy circles over Defense Secretary James Mattis's efforts to hire a former Obama administration official who lobbied in favor of engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood and spearheaded efforts to criticize Israeli counter-terrorism efforts, according to multiple sources close to the Trump administration. Mattis is lobbying to hire former diplomat Anne Patterson as undersecretary of defense for policy, according to multiple reports, a position that would make her the third most powerful voice at the Defense Department.
"This would be a disastrous choice," one senior congressional aide tracking the matter told the Free Beacon. Multiple sources on Capitol Hill and those close to the Trump foreign policy teams are voicing concerns about the pick, warning that Patterson would seek to continue some of the former Obama administration's most controversial foreign policies, such as conducting outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood. Patterson, who served as U.S.
ambassador to Egypt when the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power, advocated in favor of negotiating with the terror group. Her efforts drew outrage in the Egyptian reformist community, which still views Patterson as working to legitimize the Muslim Brotherhood. As assistant secretary of state for near east affairs in the Obama administration, Patterson also led efforts to criticize Israeli authorities after they killed a Palestinian-American terrorist who was attempting to stab civilians. Patterson's record under the Obama administration has raised concerns on Capitol Hill, where she would require Senate confirmation in order to assume the Defense Department post. Multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter expressed opposition to the pick and outlined larger concerns about efforts by Mattis to hire former Obama administration officials who conservatives view as responsible for multiple failures in U.S. foreign policy. These sources also expressed concern about the Trump administration's failure to remove former Obama officials from the administration, citing the efforts by some to kneecap President Donald Trump's foreign policy team and preserve Obama-era policies. "This would be a disastrous choice," one senior congressional aide tracking the matter told
might have to contend with Patterson's pro-Brotherhood polices; and second, it's causing them to re-evaluate who they thought Secretary Mattis is." As the Trump administration looks to reset years of strained relations with Cairo, the selection of Patterson could draw outrage from secular leaders who are still angered by her engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood, sources explained. One Egyptian opposition leader who spoke to the Free Beacon during the 2013 revolution in Egypt described Patterson as "the first enemy of the revolution," claiming "she is hated even more than [former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed] Morsi." Patterson met in 2012 with Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, who has been extremely critical of the United States. Patterson still has strained relations with current Egyptian As assistant secretary of state for near east affairs in the Obama President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. administration, Anne Patterson also led efforts to criticize Israeli Reports in Middle Eastern pubauthorities after they killed a Palestinian-American terrorist who lications indicated that Patterson was attempting to stab civilians. pressured al-Sisi to release imA second senior Republican tis's support for Anne Patter- prisoned Muslim Brotherhood Senate aide expressed similar son," said one source, who ex- members and later threatened concerns. Patterson's views run plained that Patterson's record him when he refused to do so. Sources also raised questions counter to the foreign policy out- on Egypt is vastly different that look expressed by Trump on the Mattis' own comments about about Patterson's commitment campaign trail, the source noted. recalibrating relations with the to Trump's foreign policy, which seeks to isolate fanatical reliThere is mounting concern country. "Egyptians I have spoken to, gious organizations such as the over the promotion of Patterson to such a senior role, ac- both in and outside govern- Brotherhood and Iran's Revolucording to the source, who said ment, are extremely worried tionary Guard Corps, or IRGC. Patterson cast doubt during this would "would send the right now," the source added. wrong message given her back- "First, they can't believe they a 2015 Senate hearing on efthe Free Beacon. "Patterson has a well-documented track record of sticking up for extremist groups at every turn. Her selection would mean elevating someone whose views not only run counter to the president's, but U.S. national security as well. The administration should seriously reconsider."
ground in Egypt, in particular her sympathies to the Muslim Brotherhood." Insiders close to Trump's national security team described mounting concern over Mattis's efforts to hire Patterson. "People concerned about the U.S.-Egypt relationship don't know what to make of Mat-
"Anne Patterson is the embodiment of the Obama administration's failed approach to the Middle East, which focused on crowding out our traditional Arab allies with radical Islamists from Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood," forts to designate the IRGC as a terrorist group, efforts that are likely to be revisited by Trump's team. One senior Republican foreign policy adviser who has close ties to the White House told the Free Beacon that Patterson would represent a continuation of the Obama administration's failed engagement in the Middle East. "Anne Patterson is the embodiment of the Obama administration's failed approach to the Middle East, which focused on crowding out our traditional Arab allies with radical Islamists from Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood," said the source, who requested anonymity to speak freely about the administration. "As the post-Kerry State Department becomes less and less relevant, and the White House and Defense Department take over foreign policy strategy, it's beyond irresponsible to put her in charge of the Pentagon's policy apparatus," the source said. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
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Convicted Terrorist to Keynote Anti-Israel Confab in Chicago Jewish community alarmed over hotel's decision to host By: Adam Kredo
prominent hotel chain located in Chicago is coming under pressure from local Jewish community figures to cancel an upcoming conference hosted by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state and that is set to have a convicted terrorist give a keynote speech. The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, located in downtown Chicago, has agreed to host later this month a conference organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, or JVP, an anti-Zionist organization that has spearheaded efforts in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which seeks to wage economic warfare on the Jewish state. One of the featured speakers at the conference will be Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted by Israel of engaging in terrorist bombings that killed and injured many. Odeh is currently locked in a battle with the U.S. immigration system over allegations that she lied about her ties to terrorism on immigration forms. Also scheduled to speak is Linda Sarsour, a prominent anti-Israel activist who has lashed out at the Jewish state’s leaders in derogatory terms and once
is both aware fully of JVP and Odeh and who they are,” Tcath "The fact they're bringing said. in a twice-convicted While it remains unclear if terrorist in Israel and Hyatt will terminate the JVP in the States confessed conference, "I can assure you murderer is outrageous, Hyatt management knows of but not surprising" both Odeh and JVP,” according to Tcath. The controversy over the tials and fundraising for Jewish community organizations as he considers his own gubernatorial bid. However, his public silence as JVP hosts an anti-Israel conference in his own backyard threatens to harm relations with the local Jewish community. One Illinois Jewish community leader who requested anonymity in discussing Pritzker told the Free Beacon that the Democrat is likely to face an uphill battle with pro-Israel voters as he seeks to unseat current Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. "JB Pritzker is going to be fighting to convince a lot of The controversy over the matter also threatens to entangle Illinois gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker, a venture capitalist and pro-Rauner North Shore Jews that he's a better alternative for heir to the Hyatt fortune. governor and that'll be hard Asked if there have been any matter also threatens to entangle when his two qualifications for efforts to make the Hyatt ho- Illinois gubernatorial hopeful office is that he obeys [Demotel aware of JVP’s reputation, J.B. Pritzker, a venture capitalist cratic] Speaker Mike Madigan's every command and allows Tcath said that top officials have and heir to the Hyatt fortune. Multiple emails to a top ad- Palestinian terrorists to roam been in contact with the Jewish viser for Pritzker about the situ- freely at his hotels," the source community. The Free Beacon could not ation concerning Hyatt and JVP said. "Rauner is standing up to Madigan and leading the charge independently verify this claim were not returned. Pritzker, who has poured mil- against BDS. I'm Jewish in Illidue to the Hyatt hotels failure to respond to multiple press lions of dollars into Democratic nois, why would I ever side with campaigns across the country, Pritzker." inquiries. "The top leadership of Hyatt has touted his pro-Israel creden(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
during Hamas’s bombing campaign of Israeli citizens. The conference and Odeh’s appeared to praise child terror- terrorist went unanswered. Jay Tcath, executive vice appearance are "just one more ists on social media. The inclusions of these speak- president of the Jewish United outrageous manifestation of ers, as well as JVP’s long record Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, JVP,” Tcath said. "The fact of anti-Israel activism—which told the Washington Free Bea- they're bringing in a twice-conincludes allegations of an- con that many in the pro-Israel victed terrorist in Israel and in ti-Semitism—has raised con- community have been victims the States confessed murderer is outrageous, but not surprising." cern in the local Chicago Jewish of JVP’s anti-Israel campaign.
One of the featured speakers at the conference will be Rasmea Odeh, (pictured above with 1960s radical Angela Davis) who was convicted by Israel of engaging in terrorist bombings that killed and injured many. Odeh is currently locked in a battle with the U.S. immigration system over allegations that she lied about her ties to terrorism on immigration forms
community, where leaders have long faced protests and other efforts by JVP supporters. Some in the Jewish community are pushing for the Hyatt hotel to cancel the event. Multiple requests to Hyatt hotel officials for comment on their decision to host JVP and a convicted
“We are all too aware of both players,” Tcath said, referring to JVP and Odeh. JVP, Tcath recalled, has organized multiple protests against pro-Israel efforts, including one August 2014 protest in which JVP organized against a fundraiser to help the Jewish state
Does Clinton Blame Netanyahu for Rise of Trump? Ex-president thinks Brexit and current US nationalism have their roots in the Rabin assassination and incitement that preceded it By: Guy Cohen
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ill Clinton last week cited the incitement against Yitzhak Rabin, prior to his assassination, as the forerunner of increased nationalist sentiment worldwide today. Since Binyamin Netanyahu has been consistently blamed by the Israeli left wing for inciting the Rabin assassination, Clinton could be seen as pointing his finger at Netanyahu, among other elements, although he did not say anything explicit to that effect. In remarks at the Brookings Institution in Washington, on the occasion of a book launch for former Israeli ambassador Itamar Rabinovich’s “Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman,” the former US president said that Rabin was subjected to a “relentless assault on his legitimacy” that presaged the political battles raging around the world today. “There were even two rabbis who purported to come up with religious justifications that would permit the murder of another Jew by a Jew if they were no longer a good Jew, much less a good Israeli,” Clinton said, repeating leftist allegations. “We all know that he was portrayed once, more than once, in Nazi uniform. There were lots of other efforts, lots of other things
Former President Bill Clinton said that the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was subjected to a “relentless assault on his legitimacy” that presaged the political battles raging around the world today.
to delegitimize, delegitimize, delegitimize” Clinton's mention of the rabbis is the repetition of a canard and the Nazi uniform portrayal was later shown to be the work of a provocateur, Avishai Raviv.
Derailing the Oslo process The Israeli left wing has often pointed to flyers with Rabin's image in SS uniform that were handed out in a demonstration against Rabin in Jerusalem, in which Netanyahu addressed the crowd. The demonstration was held on October 5, 1995, one month before the murder. However, these flyers were handed
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Erdogan: Dutch Will 'Pay a Price' for Blocking Turkish Ministers from Rally
'Carlos The Jackal' Back on Trial for 1974 Paris Attack
By: Ken Bredemeier
By: Walter Metuth
urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands Sunday it would "pay a price" for refusing to allow Ankara's foreign minister into the country and expelling another minister Saturday to keep them from holding rallies with Turkish immigrants. Erdogan accused the Dutch government, a NATO ally, of "nazism and fascism," saying only a repressive regime would block Ankara's officials from traveling to the Netherlands. Both of the Ankara officials were trying to rally Turkish immigrants with Turkish voting rights to support Erdogan's bid to win a referendum next month to give him sweeping new powers.
"Turkey is a proud nation; the Netherlands is a proud nation," Rutte said. "We can never do business under those sorts of threats and blackmail." The Dutch government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, facing a tough re-election contest on Wednesday against the anti-Islam party of Geert Wilders, barred Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from flying
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks during a rally in Istanbul, March 12, 2017.
to Rotterdam. It then blocked Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya from entering the Turkish embassy in the port city before escorting her out of the country to Germany. An angry Erdogan told a ceremony in Istanbul, "Hey Holland! If you are sacrificing Turkish-Dutch relations for the sake of the elections on Wednesday, you will pay a price."
Turkey, with Cavusoglu saying, "We have other steps in mind. We've already begun planning them. We will certainly take those steps and more." Turkish officials sealed off the Dutch embassy in Ankara. Dutch leader Rutte called Erdogan's Nazi claim "a crazy remark." "Turkey is a proud nation; the Netherlands is a proud nation," Rutte said. "We can never do Retaliation threats business under those sorts of Earlier Sunday, Turkish threats and blackmail." But Rutte said his governPrime Minister Binali Yildirim said in a statement that Turkey ment "will keep working to would retaliate against Amster- de-escalate where we can. If the dam in the "harshest ways" and Turks choose to escalate, we will "respond in kind to this unac- have to react, but we will do everything we can to de-escalate." ceptable behavior." Ankara barred the Dutch See Erdogan: Dutch Will, page 38 ambassador from returning to
Hungary Re-elects President Ader in Display of Orban's Dominance
nce the world's most-wanted fugitive, the political extremist known as Carlos the Jackal appeared in a French court Monday for a deadly 1974 attack against a Paris shopping arcade, a trial that victims' families awaited for decades. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant onto a shopping area in the French capital's Latin Quarter. Two people were killed and 34 injured at the trendy Drugstore Publicis. Known worldwide as Carlos, the 67-year-old is already serving a life sentence in France for a series of murders and attacks he has been convicted of perpetrating or organizing in the country on behalf of the Palestinian cause or communist revolution in the 1970s and '80s. As the trial opened Monday, Carlos denounced it as a "gross manipulation of justice" 42
The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant on to a shopping area in the French capital's Latin Quarter
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N Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) congratulates reelected Hungarian President Janos Ader (Front) in the presence of Aderâ€™s wife, Anita Herczegh (L), Deputy PM in charge of national politics Zsolt Semjen (Back C), and Fidesz faction leader Lajos Kosa (R) during the plenary session of the parliament in Budapest, Hungary, March 13, 2017
He had vetoed bills on mandatory voter registration and a proposal to hide nearly a billion euros of central bank funds from public scrutiny, dealing a blow to Orban ally Gyorgy Matolcsy, the Governor of the National Bank. "The president's powers are rather limited and Ader is not expected to challenge the overall policy course of Fidesz," said Andrius Tursa at think tank Teneo Intelligence. "As such, re-election of the incumbent will signal continued Fidesz dominance." Orban's Fidesz enjoys a comfortable lead in opinion polls,
with the Socialist party and nationalist Jobbik vying for the post of Orban's main challenger at a parliamentary election due in April 2018. But many people are undecided, and, in a sign of lurking discontent with Orban' go-italone style, an upstart political movement has torpedoed his effort for Budapest to host the 2024 Olympic Games. A core element of Orban's agenda to maintain support has been a tough stance on migration, and he is expected to stick to his policies. See Hungary Re-elects, page 38
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as "Carlos the Jackal," is surrounded by French gendarmes as he leaves the Paris courthouse, March 3, 2014.
years after the attack. He has denied involvement and pleaded innocent. Asked to state his profession before the court, he called himself a "professional revolutionary," and said "I'm doing fine" in prison - after more than 20 years behind bars. If convicted of first-degree murders in the trial, which lasts through March 31, he could get a third life sentence. At the time of the 1974 attack, Ramirez Sanchez was 24 years old and already had joined the organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, but hadn't yet achieved worldwide notoriety. When police arrived at the scene of the attack, they found
a devastated mall with all the windows shattered, multiple bloodstains and a hole in the marble slab of the ground floor where the grenade fell. The two men who died were hit by metal chips that perforated vital organs and caused internal bleeding, according to court documents. His long-time lawyer and fiance, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, claims that none of the witnesses had described a man resembling her client, and that the whole case was trumped-up. The case took so long to go to trial because it was first dismissed for lack of evidence before being reopened when Carlos was arSee 'Carlos The Jackal', page 38
NATO Head Says More Defense Spending 'Essential' to US Ties
By: Walter Metuth ungarian lawmakers comfortably re-elected ruling Fidesz party veteran Janos Ader as President for another five years on Monday, a sign of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's firm grip on power just over a year before a parliamentary election. The 57-year-old Ader, a lawyer and long-time member of Orban's Fidesz party, has been a strong ally of Orban since being elected for the largely ceremonial role in 2012. Lawmakers voted 131 in favor of extending Ader's term in a second round run-off after he failed to garner the required two-thirds majority in the first round. Leftist opposition candidate Laszlo Majtenyi, an Orban critic, received 39 votes. "In little over a year you will all face a test. The noise of political debates will amplify over the coming months," Ader told parliament before the vote, telling lawmakers to put Hungary's interests first instead of political bickering. Ader, a reserved career politician with a trademark moustache and a penchant for angling, had provided Orban with a solid backing for his political program apart from occasional road bumps at the most controversial reforms.
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ATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday told allies to boost defense spending, as demanded by President Donald Trump, if they want to preserve crucial transatlantic defense ties. "This is essential for the continued strength of the transatlantic bond on which our alliance is founded," Stoltenberg said in NATO's 2016 annual report. "For almost 70 years the unique partnership between Europe and North America has ensured peace and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic," he said. "That is an achievement we can never take for granted." Trump caused dismay in Europe when he said on the campaign trail that NATO was "obsolete," and failing to meet the challenge posed by Islamic terror groups. His administration has repeatedly pressed the allies to meet a pledge to spend two percent of GDP annually on defense by 2024. After the fall of the Soviet Union, NATO allies cut defense spending only to find themselves caught out by Russia's intervention in Ukraine and its 2014 annexation of Crimea. NATO leaders, pressed by
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday told allies to boost defense spending, as demanded by President Donald Trump, if they want to preserve crucial transatlantic defense ties.
then US president Barack Obama, agreed the two percent target in 2014 and reaffirmed it at a 2016 Warsaw summit to counter a more assertive Russia. The NATO annual report said only five countries met the two percent target -- the United States, Britain, Greece, Poland and Estonia -- while Washington still accounted for nearly 70 percent of combined alliance defense spending. Overall, the US-led alliance reversed the downturn in 2015 and last year, defense spending rose 3.8 percent or $10 billion (9.3 billion euros), it noted. "In 2017, we must redouble our efforts to sustain the positive momentum and speed
up national efforts to keep our pledge," Stoltenberg said in the report. Meeting the two percent target has caused some soul-searching in Europe over what the wider impact will be. Critics cite the example of Germany, currently on 1.2 percent of GDP but an increase to 2.0 percent would put Berlin's defense budget on a par with Russia's at around 65 billion euros. Trump has also called for a $54 billion hike in US defense expenditure, currently at more than $600 billion, winning broad support but also criticism that the money could be better spent elsewhere. (I24 NEWS)
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Intel Buys Mobileye for $15.3B in Historic Deal; Israel Becomes Leading Tech Powerhouse I would like to thank the media for their positive coverage and well-wishes for us." Yaniv Garty, the General Manager of Intel Israel, said: "All of Intel's global operations in this field will be managed from Israel. This is a vote of confidence both in the company and in Israeli regulations. It will take more time to close the deal."
Continued from page 1 to major automakers and parts suppliers, Kona said. "They have captured a piece of what should be a fast-growing market." Intel and Mobileye are targeting an array of sensors and camera systems that are expected to generate annual sales of $10 billion by 2022, quintupling from about $2 billion this year, IHS estimated. Mobileye controls about 70 percent of the world market for driver assistance systems such as automatic braking, lane centering and pedestrian detection. IHS expects as many as 21 million autonomous vehicles to be sold by the year 2035.
Alon Atsmon, one of Israel’s most successful hi-tech entrepreneurs, said that the industry was not surprised by this development. “They have been talking about this for over a year, ever since Qualcomm acquired NXP, and Samsung’s recent acquisition of Harman (an $8 billion deal-YA). This acquisition is Intel’s best and most effective option for creating a viable presence in the autonomous vehicle market, which is where the future of the automobile industry lies.”
But there are still a number of obstacles to overcome. Companies still haven't aren't certain how the cars will drive in snow or other bad weather, and it will be difficult for cars to be programmed to handle numerous local traffic customs. Also, no one really knows yet when the cars will
agreement with Volkswagen on road data technology as well. Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) said, "Israel is a powerhouse of knowledge, technology, and innovation. "The fact that these international giants see potential in Israel and are always looking to buy successful compa-
BMW, Intel and Mobileye announce cooperation for driverless car in July 2016.
be safe enough to remove human backup drivers. The rise of mobile devices caused a decline in the personal computer market and undercut Intel's growth and influence in the technology business. Now Intel is expanding into other potentially fertile fields. Besides setting its sights on the still-nascent driverless car market, Intel also has been investing in wearable computers, such as smartwatches, as well as drones.
"All of Intel's global operations in this field will be managed from Israel. This is a vote of confidence both in the company and in Israeli regulations. It will take more time to close the deal." Alon Atsmon, one of Israel’s most successful hi-tech entrepreneurs, said that the industry was not surprised by this development. “They have been talking about this for over a year, ever since Qualcomm acquired NXP, and Samsung’s recent acquisition of Harman (an $8 billion deal-YA). This acquisition is Intel’s best and most effective option for creating a viable presence in the autonomous vehicle market,
which is where the future of the automobile industry lies.” Atsmon founded iONRoad, which was acquired by Harman almost four years ago. The companies have never disclosed the amount Harman paid for the company. Atsmon, who served for over three years as Harman’s VP responsible for its strategic technology development, has refused to provide any information as to what he received for the company. A senior and highly regarded Israeli technology entrepreneur, with a highly successful track record in a broad range of technology development, said, exclusively to TPS, that while the acquisition was an excellent development for Mobileye, he is not sure whether the same can be said for Intel.” “Intel has been unsuccessfully trying to enter this market for over three years, and decided to acquire Mobileye, despite the fact that recent deep learning developments could potentially negatively impact Mobileye, making its technology less cutting edge.” On Tuesday, CEO Ziv Aviram met with Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, Yediot Ahronot reported. "When we established Mobileye, we had an absurd little dream, to fight against the traffic accidents which claim the lives of a million and a half
people each year," Aviram said during his meeting with Katz.
"The fact that these international giants see potential in Israel and are always looking to buy successful companies in their field, is a source of pride for Israel. This shows how strong Israel's technology industry is” Now that Mobileye is part of "the giant machine of Intel, we will establish the largest center for autonomous cars right here in Israel. We will be an example to the world. We are very excited about the transaction and it is very important for us.
Intel Corp. will pay $63.54 for each share of Mobileye N.V., a 34 percent premium to its Friday closing price. That's below Mobileye's record high closing price of $64.14 in August 2015 after Morgan Stanley raised its target price on the shares to $80. Mobileye NV's stock closed Monday up 28 percent to $60.62. Intel shares fell 2 percent to $35.16.
In August, Mobileye and UK-based auto-equipment maker Delphi said they were teaming up to develop an autonomous driving system which would be ready for vehicle-makers in 2019. Mobileye, which also develops systems for accident avoidance, has concluded an
nies in their field, is a source of pride for Israel. This shows how strong Israel's technology industry is. "I am sure we will continue to be a pioneering country, which the countries of the world look at and admire," he said. (TPS, INN & AP)
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Reform Leaders have 'Candid' Meeting with PM
Amona Residents: “We Want a New Town” By: Shlomo Pyotrovsky
Delegation of Reform leaders tell PM of their concerns about Israeli policy after praising Abbas By: A7 Staff
delegation from the Union for Reform Judaism had a “wide-ranging and candid conversation” with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, the group said. The delegation, led by the URJ’s president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, met with Netanyahu for an hour on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the congregational arm of the movement at the end of a weeklong leadership mission to Israel. During a discussion of issues of religious pluralism in Israel, Netanyahu told the delegation that he had appointed government minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who attended the meeting, to help resolve issues between the haredi Orthodox parties and the Reform movement and other liberal groups to allow the plan for egalitarian prayer at Robinson’s Arch at the Western Wall to go forward. The delegation, which met Thursday in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, stressed its support for the two-state solution as it had during its meeting with Abbas. It also discussed “concerns about the expansion of settlements,” the statement said. The Reform leaders also expressed “concern about maintaining a bipartisan American consensus in support of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.”
The delegation, led by the URJ’s president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, (pictured above) met with Netanyahu for an hour on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the congregational arm of the movement at the end of a weeklong leadership mission to Israel.
The statement said that Netanyahu and his staff reviewed the threats to Israel’s security and emphasized that the Iranian nuclear threat remains by far the most significant danger. The Reform leaders had praised Abbas' commitment to peace after their meeting with him. “I was impressed with [Abbas'] clear and unequivocal commitment to the two-state solution,” Jacobs said following his meeting with the PA chairman. “He clearly is frustrated with the lack of progress, or even the existence of ongoing negotiations. I share that frustration.” The Liba Center, an Israeli NGO "dedicated to strengthening the Jewish character of
the State of Israel," called on the Prime Minister not to give into the demands of the Reform delegation last week, and accused URJ president Rick Jacobs of siding with Israel's enemies. The Liba Center stated that: "What was once the domain of anti-Israel and radical leftist elements has become the normal position and policy of the Reform Movement. With regards to their meeting with the Prime Minister tomorrow, we wish to strengthen the position of the Prime Minister against this organization on behalf of the State of Israel, so that he will not be dictated to by those who act against the State of Israel and threaten it in order to force it to change its character." (INN)
Ghattas to MKs: "Don't Impeach Me" MK Basel Ghattas calls Knesset members to stop impeachment procedure against him. By: Hezki Baruch
K Basel Ghattas (Joint List), who is accused of smuggling mobile phones to terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons, on Monday evening called on members of the Knesset to stop the impeachment procedure against him. Ghattas sent a letter to Knesset members through his lawyer, claiming that the hearing on his impeachment in the Knesset House Committee should not take place, because the State Prosecutor is working on a plea bargain in his case. Indeed, reports last week indicated that the State Prosecutor has initiated a plea bargain agreement with Ghattas, according to which he will serve a three-year jail term. Ghattas’s lawyer, Attorney Hassan Jabarin, argued that his client was sent a new draft indictment by the prosecution, according to which Ghattas would not be accused of supporting a terrorist organization, and therefore his immunity need not be removed. “The request for dismissal of MK Ghattas does not meet the
MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List), who is accused of smuggling mobile phones to terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons, on Monday evening called on members of the Knesset to stop the impeachment procedure against him.
basic foundation of the existence of grounds for support for the armed struggle of a terrorist organization. Therefore, you are asked to reject the application for the termination of his membership in the Knesset,” the letter read. The discussion on Ghattas’s impeachment has been scheduled for Tuesday, and should the House Committee pass the proposal, it is to be voted upon by the Knesset. Should a majority of 90 MKs vote in favor of impeachment, Ghattas would be
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dismissed from the Knesset. Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) responded to the letter on Monday evening, saying, “Basel Ghattas must be ousted from the Knesset immediately. It has nothing to do with the indictment being filed against him. I hope he is charged of assistance to terrorism. Any person who smuggles cellular phones to terrorists in prison knows that they will be used to assist in acts of terrorism. There is no other way to interpret this.” (INN)
epresentatives of the 42 families evicted from Amona spoke out Monday morning on regarding the planned meeting later Monday between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and special White House envoy Jason Greenblatt. "Today, on Shushan Purim, we are hunger-striking," Amona residents said. "Today is the twelfth day of our hunger strike, which has included Shabbat (Sabbath) and holidays." "We demand Netanyahu stand behind his promise to build a new town if Amona was destroyed. We demand Netanyahu build us a new town, where we, who were expelled from Amona, can re-
"A month and a half after we were uprooted from our homes, and the town we were raised in was completely destroyed, we expect the Prime Minister to tell his American envoy that the State of Israel has decided to immediately found a new town, in the Shilo Valley, as he promised."
Representatives of the 42 families evicted from Amona spoke out Monday morning on regarding the planned meeting later Monday between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and special White House envoy Jason Greenblatt
build our lives and continue our Zionist mission. "We will not agree to anything less than the building of a new town in Israel, as we have said before. "A month and a half after we were uprooted from our homes, and the town we were raised in was completely destroyed, we expect the Prime Minister to tell his American envoy that the State of Israel has decided to immediately found a new town, in the Shilo Valley, as he promised." In December, residents of Amona agreed to a compromise worked out by Jewish
Home party head Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Netanyahu, under which Amona would be partially rebuilt on a nearby site, allowing 24 of the 42 families to remain on the same hill. The Supreme Court did not allow the work on the hill to commence due to its acceptance of claims filed by the leftist NGO Yesh Gvul. In addition, the prime minister pledged that a new town would be constructed in the Shilo area in Samaria and it is that town the homeless residents, living in untenable conditions since the evacuation, are demanding. (INN)
Israeli Arab Journalist Praises Dead Terrorist on Twitter Israeli journalist Samah Wattad tweeted about terrorist killed by IDF: "the intellectual is the first to fight and never gives up." By: A7 Staff
journalist employed by the Israel Broadcasting Corporation Kann, the new government corporation which replaced the IBA, has praised on her twitter account the terrorist Basel AlAraj (31) who was eliminated in a shootout with Israeli security forces last week. This according to a report by Channel 20. The journalist ,Samah Wattad, tweeted a page entitled "Palestine Info Center" on which a picture of the terrorist appeared with the caption "the intellectual is the first to fight and never gives up." Al-Araj opened fire on soldiers searching for wanted terrorists and weapons in El-Bireh near Ramallah. A Special Operations Unit located him and eliminated him after a short gun battle. Wattad responded to Channel 20's query by acknowledging her tweet and stating: "I don't know why you refer to him as a terrorist when even the news referred to him as a "wanted man." 23-year-old Wattad is a resident of the Israeli Arab village Jat and is an investigator employed in the Arab department of the broadcasting corporation. She claimed in an interview with the Walla site that she had always dreamed of being an Arab war correspondent and had hoped to work in journalism. She also complained that the Arab sector
The journalist ,Samah Wattad, tweeted a page entitled "Palestine Info Center" on which a picture of the terrorist appeared with the caption "the intellectual is the first to fight and never gives up."
had been blamed for the recent spate of arson attacks and asked in a clip broadcast by Kann, "Why should people refer to all of us as potential terrorists." Basel Al-Arej, a 31-year old Bethlehem-native operating out of Ramallah was wanted over his involvement in planning a series of attacks against Israelis. Al-Arej was also suspected of multiple attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces. When security forces attempted to arrest him during a pre-dawn raid last Monday, he opened fire from his hiding place with a Carlo-style submachine gun. Israeli forces involved in the operation - including the IDF,
Border Police, and Shin Bet internal security service – returned fire, killing Al-Arej. No injuries were reported among security forces involved in the operation. After Al-Arej was liquidated, a search of his home turned up two automatic weapons: an M-16 assault rifle and a Carlo-style submachine gun. The Kann corporation responded by stating that despite the fact that their employee published the item on her personal Twitter account, they viewed it with great severity and had instructed her to meet with her supervisors and explain her stance. (INN)
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Former Ambassador: Netanyahu, Putin Will Compromise on Syria By: Ilana Messika
s Prime Minister Netanyahu stepped into a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a former Israeli ambassador to Russia said he believes the two leaders will move towards an agreement to allow Iran some power in Syria, as long as Islamic Republic forces stay away from the southern part of the country, near the border with Israel.
“Russia will provide guarantees that Iran will not enter the southern part of Syria in exchange for Israel’s agreement to allow Iran control the north of the country” The meeting, the third between the leaders since the beginning of 2016, takes place in the shadow of ongoing contacts between the countries to avoid conflicts in Syria. Netanyahu will express strong opposition to allowing Iranian forces and proxies to remain in the southern part of the country, adjacent to the Syria-Israel border and the Mediterranean Sea “for any [future] arrangement that may arise.” Zvi Magen, an Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Senior Research Fellow and a former Israeli ambassa-
dor to Russia, told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that the fact Netanyahu made those official statements prior to the trip are clear indications that he will be seeking answers from the Russians. “The central question for Israel is the presence of Iran in Syrian territory, within the greater challenge of the upcoming political order. Israel, as a player with interests in the matter, is coming to talk to Putin personally knowing that Israel will not be invited to participate in peace talks about the future of Syria,” Magen said. Israel did not take part in discussions that were held in the Kazakh capital of Astana last December between Russia, Syria, Turkey and Iran, nor were they participants in the last round of Geneva Peace Talks on Syria (Geneva IV) held on February 23. “[Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad is no longer relevant for the Russians. He has given them what he could but he is no longer an actor, in the sense that he has no remaining influence,” said Magen. “Assad currently holds approximately 25 percent of Syria’s territory, mostly near the Mediterranean coast while ISIS is slowly being driven out of the rest of the country and a great portion of Iraq. The big question now is what will happen to all the territory that Assad no longer
controls. Will new states be established? Will old powers be reinstated?” As a result of the vacuum left by Assad’s departure from the stage, all main regional players now have developed interests in a post-Assad Syria. Iran retains visions of becoming a regional superpower stretching the Afghan border to the Med-
As Prime Minister Netanyahu stepped into a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a former Israeli ambassador to Russia said he believes the two leaders will move towards an agreement to allow Iran some power in Syria, as long as Islamic Republic forces stay away from the southern part of the country, near the border with Israel.
iterranean Sea. Turkey opposes the Iranians and will demand to control its territory while also maintaining interests in negotiations to prevent a potential state of Kurdistan from emerging. Sunni leaders Saudi Arabia and Egypt also oppose Iranian dominion as part of the
Trump Advisor in Israel on Listening Tour to Gauge Chances for Peace State Department spokesman says Trump adviser in Israel to hear from the sides, not to force administration's position on them Edited by: JV Staff
ason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s adviser on international relations, is touring Israel to gauge attitudes to peacemaking and there will likely not be any developments from the trip, a Trump administration spokesman said. “He’s really there to listen to both sides and how they perceive getting to a peace process,” Mark Toner, the State Department spokesman, said Monday in the daily briefing for reporters. “I don’t expect any big developments out of this trip.” Trump has expressed an eagerness to bring about a peace deal while retreating from 15 years of U.S. policy backing a two-state outcome to the peace process. On Friday, Trump spoke on the phone with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority chairman, and the White House readout of the call sounded bullish on the prospects for peace. “The President emphasized his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal,” the readout said. “The President noted that such a deal would not only give Israelis and Palestinians the peace and security they deserve, but that it would reverberate positively throughout the region and the world.”
Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s adviser on international relations, is touring Israel to gauge attitudes to peacemaking and there will likely not be any developments from the trip, a Trump administration spokesman said.
Trump on the call invited Abbas to the White House. The U.S. leader met last month with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. During that visit, Trump requested that Netanyahu halt construction in Judea and Samaria for now. The Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria were a key point of tension between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, and both Netanyahu and Trump have said relations would be smoother now. Toner said Judea and Samaria would be discussed during the trip, but also cautioned against any expecting any
Sunni-Shi’a conflict. Russia recently signaled a break with Iran at the Astana Syrian peace talks of January 30, when it suggested Firas Tlass as a possible candidate to succeed Bashar Assad. The choice of Tlass as an interim Syrian leader is an indication that Putin views Ankara is a preferable ally to Moscow.
pronouncements. “Settlements will obviously be a topic of discussion, but I wouldn’t predict there would be any resolution of that issue,” he said. “As we said earlier just a few weeks ago, with respect to settlements, we see them as a challenge that needs to be addressed at some point.” Greenblatt, a longtime lawyer to Trump, solicited followers this week on Twitter to track his trip. “Honored to be meeting with Israelis and Palestinians this week as I travel to the region,” he said. “Follow me for updates on the trip!” (INN)
“I believe Netanyahu and Putin will agree to a compromise,” Magen told TPS. “Russia will provide guarantees that Iran will not enter the southern part of Syria in exchange for Israel’s agreement to allow Iran control the north of the country. One critical difficulty will obvious-
ly be the Golan Heights, and Moscow’s policy regarding the future of the territory’s status [i.e. regarding Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Heights] will surely be part of today’s talks.” Magen also claimed that although Netanyahu and his delegation are the only ones actually meeting with Putin today, the Israelis will representing the interests of other anti-Iran countries in the Middle East, with US support. “Netanyahu arrives following his meeting with US President Donald Trump on February 15. Those talks apparently concluded with US support regarding opposition to a new Iranian ’empire’ and with Israel’s agreement to forge an alliance with Sunni states against Iran, specifically the Saudis and the Egyptians, should the US support such an initiative,” stated Magen. For more than a year, the Kremlin has shown interest in playing a central role if and when the Israeli-Palestinian peace process resumes. Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Special Envoy for the Middle East, visited the region last September, while in March 2016 Putin told the Arab League that Russia would fight for an independent Palestinian state. Russia also told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that Moscow would like to host the next round of talks. “Putin has been attempting
to promote his initiative to act as mediator of peace process negotiations… [in order to build] influence in the Middle East and [as part of a] regional power play against the United States,” stated Magen. “He was unsuccessful until now because, among other things, former President Obama was opposed to the idea. The Rus-
“Putin has been attempting to promote his initiative to act as mediator of peace process negotiations… [in order to build] influence in the Middle East and [as part of a] regional power play against the United States,” stated Magen. sians are now trying again to introduce the Palestinian subject and to link it to the whole Middle Eastern order. That is, Putin will probably attempt to make tempting offers to Netanyahu on the Palestinian issue in exchange for guarantees on the Iranian issue. “Although Trump said to Netanyahu he did not have a preference for an Israel-Palestinian peace outcome, in my view the ultimate decision should be his [Trump’s]. In that sense, Putin will not only be talking with Netanayhu on this matter but also, and importantly, with Trump.” (TPS)
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Ultra-Orthodox Hang IDF Soldiers in Effigy
Livni Likely to Lead Center-Left Block in Upcoming Primaries
By: Andrew Friedman
erusalem Police clashed with ultra-Orthodox (haredi) Jews in the Meah Shearim neighborhood Monday after local residents hung three effigies of religious IDF soldiers during Purim celebrations. The effigies were defaced with the words “hardakim, get out!”, a reference to a vulgar Hebrew-language expression referring to haredim who choose to buck communal norms by serving in the Israeli military. Jerusalem Police clashed with ultra-Orthodox (haredi) Jews
Although standing IDF orders require soldiers to travel to and from their bases in uniform, soldiers from haredi communities are exempted from the rule if they feel that going home in uniform would put them in danger of verbal or physical abuse. The topic of military service has been an explosive issue in the haredi world for generations. Although Orthodox Jews began immigrating from northern Europe and Russia to the Holy Land at the behest of community leaders there as early as the late 18th century, Orthodoxy as a whole was opposed to the emergence of Zionism a century later because the movement was staunchly secular. Many Orthodox Jews participated in Israel’s
in the Meah Shearim neighborhood Monday after local residents hung three effigies of religious IDF soldiers during Purim celebrations
War of Independence in 1948, but during the 1950s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion agreed to a limited exemption for haredi yeshiva (seminary) students who were enrolled in full-time religious study. In recent years, however, there have been moves both within and outside the haredi community to make provisions for ultra-Orthodox boys who want to serve. The earliest of these initiatives, a strictly Orthodox division of the Nahal Brigade, was founded in the late 1990s. More recently, the IDF has worked closely with haredi authorities to make changes to military life that would allow members of that community to serve in conditions that will allow them both to serve and to retain the community’s strict
religious standards, including high-level kosher food, gender separation and more. As a result, the number of haredim serving in the IDF has grown steadily in recent years, to include approximately 5,000 soldiers at present, including computer programmers, aircraft mechanics, cyberwar professionals and in combat units. At the same time, the pushback from the community towards those who serve has grown. Orthodox rallies against the draft often turn violent, and even non-violent demonstrations are often characterized by comparisons of Israel to the Nazis, children dressed in Nazi-style concentration camp clothes and denunciations of IsSee Ultra-Orthodox Hang , page 36
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By: Yoni Ariel
abor leader Yitzhak Herzog has confirmed that he is not opposed to the idea of turning the upcoming primaries into open primaries, enabling Tzipi Livni and possibly also Moshe Ya’alon, who are not members of the Labor Party, to appear on the ballot. Former PM Ehud Barak could also throw his hat in the ring, although most observers believe he will support either Livni or Ya’alon, understanding that he has no chance of being number one. Livni, leader of the Hatnuah (The Movement) party, is currently the co-chairman of the Zionist Union an ad-hoc joint list comprising the Hatnuah faction and the Labor Party. Livni, a scion of a leading Revisionist Zionist family, served as a Likud Party MK from 199-2005 but split left the party to join thenPrime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Kadima Party. After serving as foreign minister under Sharon and Ehud Olmert, formed the Hatnuah party in 2013 and agreed to form a joint list with Labor in 2015. Ya’alon, a fomer IDF chief of staff who served as defense minister from 2013-2016, quit the Likud last year to form his own party, has his roots in Labor. He is still a member of Kibbutz Grofit. Barak and Herzog
Tzipi Livni, leader of the Hatnuah (The Movement) party, is currently the co-chairman of the Zionist Union,an ad-hoc joint list comprising the Hatnuah faction and the Labor Party
have both discussed with him the possibility of taking over as Labor leader. He has declined in the past, but his recent confirmation that he is reentering politics and sees himself as a contender for prime minister could place him in line to challenge for the Labor Party top spot. A senior party source with close ties to both Barak and Ya’alon told TPS that Ya’alon declined the offer in the past because he felt Labor had moved too far left. “He and Barak discussed this possibility, but Ya’alon said that as long as Labor is dominated by its left wing, he could not join it, despite the fact that on all economic and social issues he identifies with the party’s social democratic ideals.”
However, in recent months the party’s more centrist pragmatic wing has won several victories. New Secretary-General Eran Hermoni was Barak’s former political adviser. The party is expected to appoint Haim Assa, Yitzhak Rabin’s national security advisor, as the new chairman of the party’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The committee’s leadership will also include one of late Defense Minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben Eliezer’s close advisers and confidantes. Both are strongly identified with Labor’s centrist wing, and are willing to examine alternatives to the two state solution, as they agree that while the two state proposition
Israel Sees Record Tourism Stats For the Start of 2017 By: Ilana Messika
record number of tourists entered Israel during January and February, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Ministry of Tourism. According to the Ministry, there was a 25 percent increase during the first two months of 2017 compared to January-February 2016. This included a 22 percent increase in tourist entries in February 2017 as compared to February 2016, and a 25 percent increase over February 2015. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said the numbers illustrated the strength of Israel’s tourism industry. “The statistics show that the ground-breaking marketing campaigns we have created in the last few months at the Tourism Ministry have generated a significant increase in tourist traffic,” he said. Notably, 209,000 tourist entries were by air, an increase of 19 percent over February 2016 and 24 over February 2015. The numbers followed on a flurry of interest in Israel by foreign airlines. Last month, Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair announced that the airline will begin service to Tel Aviv from seven European cities, and eight more from Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow and Kaunas to the new Eilat Ovda airport,
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said the numbers illustrated the strength of Israel’s tourism industry. “The statistics show that the ground-breaking marketing campaigns we have created in the last few months at the Tourism Ministry have generated a significant increase in tourist traffic,” he said.
scheduled to open later this year. In addition, earlier this week Air India announced it would begin service between New Delhi and Tel Aviv. The service will begin with three weekly flights, but airline officials said they plan to expand to daily flights if and when the demand warrants it. Ministry officials said Sunday that the Indian carrier was attracted by policies to open new markets in the Far East. Lastly, Netanyahu’s visit also resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding between El Al and Australia’s Qantas Airlines for a codesharing agreement to provide smoother
connections and streamlined check-in procedures for passengers of both airlines. These are expected to go into effect in the last six months of 2017. Australia’s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester also said he expected the tourism exchange to grow rapidly in response to the new arrangements. “We will continue to consolidate Israel’s position and promote the country around the world as an attractive tourism destination to ensure the continued prosperity and strengthening of the tourism market in Israel,” concluded Tourism Minister Levin. (TPS)
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Radiohead, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith Confirm Gigs in Israel Lineup of concerts this spring and summer in Tel Aviv also includes Nick Cave, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran and The Pixies By: Viva Sarah Press
he 2017 spring and summer concert lineup in Israel is already sounding sweet with the likes of Radiohead, Nick Cave, Fatboy Slim, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Rod Stewart and The Pixies confirming local gigs. DJ Fatboy Slim is bringing his signature rave show to Tel Aviv on March 12, where he’ll perform big hits at Hangar 11 club. Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, is used to getting huge crowds jumping on their feet and hopes the audience at his debut show in Israel will comply. The UK indie band White Lies has announced its debut concert in Israel. The rock group will play at the Barby club in Tel Aviv on April 17. Justin Bieber is reportedly coming to Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv on May 3. It will be the international pop sensation’s second visit in five years. On May 17, in the same venue, American rockers Aerosmith will walk this way on their farewell tour. Aerosmith played in Yarkon Park in 1994. Duran Duran will bring synthpop Eighties to Tel Aviv on June 1. The English band is scheduled to perform in the outdoor concert venue in Yarkon Park. British rocker Rod Stewart
Radiohead is among the well-known bands expected to play in Israel during 2017. Photo via Shutterstock.com
will croon to fans at the same venue on June 14. This will be his third time performing in Israel. Another Eighties British band to bring loved hits back into the spotlight is Tears for Fears. This iconic group is scheduled to perform at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on July 5. Rock ‘n’ roll’s bad boys Guns N’ Roses are expected to perform a concert in Tel Aviv on July 15. The biggest hype for summer rock concerts (so far) is definitely around Radiohead. The British band posted its July 19 concert date in Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv on its Twitter feed. Radiohead, which performed in Israel in 1993, 1995 and 2000,
is promoting its latest studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool. American alternative rock band The Pixies also snagged local entertainment headlines for its upcoming July 25 gig in Caesarea, 56 kilometers (35 miles) north of Tel Aviv. The Pixies last rocked out with local fans in 2014. Another Brit music superstar coming our way is Robbie Williams. His concert, set for September 16 in Tel Aviv, will be his second show in the Holy Land. And heading into fall, Australian musician Nick Cave has announced two concerts in Tel Aviv. The “Prince of Darkness” is set to perform on November 19 and 20 at the Menora Arena. (ISRAEL 21C)
MK Proposes Statutory Intelligence Ministry By: Ilana Messika
he Ministerial Committee for Legislation began deliberations Tuesday on the Secret Services Bill, authored by Yesh Atid MKs Ofer Shelah and Yaakov Peri. The measure calls for restructuring the constitutional and ministerial oversight of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Mossad by creating a Ministry of Intelligence Affairs as a full-fledged statutory ministry with proper, clearly-defined jurisdiction. In announcing the measure, Shelah explained that the State Comptroller’s report on the 2014 Operation Protective Edge provided all necessary proof of the need to restructure oversight of the intelligence services. “The ‘Secret Services bill’ corrects the deficiencies indicated by the State Comptroller, [for instance] of soldiers being led into [Hamas] tunnels without sufficient intelligence,” Shelah said. Since Israel’s founding, intelligence-gathering services such as the Mossad and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) have played an essential role of Israel’s security since the establishment of the state. However, unlike the IDF they have always been under the direct authority of the prime minister, rather than the defense ministry. The lack of ministerial oversight, said Shelach, has led to severe deficiencies in the decision- making process and improper supervision of critical security bodies that play an important part in affairs of state. In order to correct that situa-
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation began deliberations Tuesday on the Secret Services Bill, authored by Yesh Atid MKs Ofer Shelah and Yaakov Peri. The measure calls for restructuring the constitutional and ministerial oversight of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Mossad by creating a Ministry of Intelligence Affairs as a full-fledged statutory ministry with proper, clearly-defined jurisdiction. Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir
tion, the bill calls for appointing a Minister of Intelligence to oversee a formal intelligence ministry. While the PM will retain responsibility for the activities of the intelligence-gathering bodies, the new ministry will take responsibility for budget authorizations, action plans, structural development setting priorities and making appointments. The proposal calls for making the intelligence minister a fixed member of the Security Cabinet and tasking him or her with responsibility for preparing the National Intelligence Estimate. Today, the Estimate is prepared by the IDF’s intelligence corps. The second part of the bill deals with amending the 2002 “Shin Bet Law” regulating the legal framework for the opera-
tion of the body in order to incorporate the new hierarchy with the Intelligence Affairs Ministry. According to Shelah, the 2002 law, civil-legal restructuring of the Shin Bet, made a decisive contribution to the organization’s effectiveness and its legitimacy in front of both the public and the Israeli legal system. The last part reiterates the need for legislative regulation of the Mossad and sets the deadline for its presentation for a year after the Secret Services Bill is enacted. Shelah added that the coalition has overturned the bill in the past for political reasons, despite the fact that many cabinet members are convinced of its See MK Proposes Statutory , page 38
Team Israel Stuns Baseball World’s Best Cinderella story unfolding at World Baseball Classic as Israel's national team comes out swinging By: Viva Sarah Press
eam Israel, Israel’s national baseball team, arrived at the World Baseball Classic in South Korea as the underdogs. But the ballplayers in blue-and-white uniforms came out swinging with a message that they deserve to be playing with the world’s best. Team Israel, ranked 41st going into the tournament, stunned the sports world with wins over South Korea (No. 3 in the world) and Taiwan (No. 4 in the world). “It’s a perfect start,” Israel Association of Baseball President Peter Kurz tells ISRAEL21c over a Skype call from Seoul today, March 8. “I feel incredible pride seeing Team Israel in their blueand-white uniforms, with ‘Israel’ written across their chests and Israeli flags fluttering on the flagpole. “To see my team, my guys on the same field as the world’s best, makes me extremely proud.” While Kurz and other Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) backers had high hopes for Team Israel, odds put them as the underdog. But within 24 hours, Team Israel proved it could best the best. “Nothing gives Israel more pride than being on the map in the most beloved sport in Amer-
ica,” Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post political correspondent and avid Cubs fan from Chicago, tells ISRAEL21c. The first two wins, he says, filled him with “pride as both an American and an Israeli.” International and local media jumped on Team Israel’s story. A Google search of “Team Israel” in the news section, as of March 8, produced over seven million results.
off the other team. During the qualifiers, we knew we were good and going out with confidence Team Israel has been referred is so much part of the game. As to as David vs. Goliath and base- Yogi Berra says, ‘Baseball is 90 ball’s Cinderella story. ESPN even percent mental. The other half is equated them with the Jamaican physical.’ The mental state of this team is amazing.” bobsled team. “The Jamaica bobsled team didn’t know how to bobsled. Certainly our guys know how to play baseball. So that’s the most ridiculous reference,” Kurz says, laughing. “The guys have major league experience; nobody is a
Team Israel report in Yediot Aharonot newspaper. Photo by Viva Sarah Press
Baseball in Hebrew Team Israel celebrates its 2-1 over South Korea. Photo via Twitter
“To have the international exposure is incredible,” Kurz tells ISRAEL21c as other reporters clamored to speak with him. “The New York Times followed us around for three days . . . Sports Illustrated, ESPN, ABC News, all the American media. It’s incredible.”
major leaguer today but 11 guys have the major league experience. There’s one guy who is an all-star, two guys who were in the World Series.” Kurz says that in the 2-1 game against hosts South Korea, “the guys didn’t buckle. They kept knocking on the door. They held
For Kurz, a native New Yorker, the homerun of media interest was reaching the Israeli media. “To see coverage from all the Hebrew broadcasters and written press is the most incredible thing,” Kurz says. “They don’t know there’s baseball in Israel. This is the most important thing about this whole tournament: to get the exposure in Israel.” The IAB currently has some 1,000 players and runs baseball
camps to teach children how to work together while having fun. Kurz believes the latest exposure will double interest. “Five years ago, we were in the qualifiers and we had a 25% increase in participation in our leagues. This time, if we don’t go up to 1,500 players or 2,000 players in a year or two years from now, I’ll be surprised.” Kurz has been volunteering to develop the game of baseball in Israel for more than 15 years, serving eight years as IAB Secretary General, managing eight Israeli national teams overseas, and working as a coach and manager. In June 2015, Israel senior national team player Dean Kremer became the first Israeli to ever be selected in the Major League Baseball draft. Kurz hopes many more will follow that dream.
A Jewish team The team’s mascot, Mensch on the Bench, is also attracting mega attention. The stuffed doll is the Jewish answer to the popular Christmas toy and story “Elf on the Shelf.” “He’s a mascot, he’s a friend, he’s a teammate, he’s a borderline deity to our team… He brings a lot to the table,” Team Israel player Cody Decker told a news conference. Decker and all but three of Team Israel’s 28 players are not Israeli.
“Nothing gives Israel more pride than being on the map in the most beloved sport in America,” Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post political correspondent and avid Cubs fan from Chicago, tells ISRAEL21c According to WBC rules, anyone eligible to hold citizenship in a country can play for its national team. There are other teams with players who do not hold passports for the country for which they’re playing. “For instance, Mike Piazza played for Team Italy because his grandparents were Italian,” said Kurz, who also is vice president of the European Baseball Federation. “In the minor leagues and independent leagues there are a couple of hundred Jewish ballplayers from which we put together a team to compete very nicely with the top 20 teams in the world,” said Kurz. For Team Israel’s fans, it doesn’t matter who is on the team as long as they’re playing with pride. “The players love playing for Israel,” says Kurz. “A lot of them want to come and visit after the tournament or after they retire.” But first, Team Israel will face Team Netherlands as it advances in the World Baseball Classic. (ISRAEL21C)
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Governor Cuomo Deserves Our Praise
he recent economic development and unity trip to Israel that was prodigiously made by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves our wholehearted accolades. While the scourge of anti-Semitism looms large as a cursed behemoth in the eternal Jewish experience, the Governor traveled to Israel at this critical time to express his fill throated support for the Jewish state that finds herself constantly under siege by the international community. He also courageously condemned the horrifying wave of bomb threats that have been made to Jewish community centers across the country as well as addressing the severe uptick in reported anti-Semitic incidents throughout New York City. “To the people of Israel, I say that these acts of anti-Semitism will not be tolerated, New York State has reacted aggressively with extraordinary measures, more aggressively than any other state in the nation, I am proud to say. We have posted rewards, we have put together a special unit of the State Police – we have made it clear that there will be no tolerance for these acts of anti-Semitism,” the governor said. He also announced the launch of the “New York-Israel Commission,” which will be responsible
It has been reported that babies have contracted the very dangerous herpes virus from mohelim who are carriers of this virus.
A bris, of course, is a most joyous event, as we welcome a new male child into the traditions of our forbears and his Hebrew name is given to him. Yet and still, a bris can tragically descend into tragedy as has been evidenced over the years. The tradition that is often used by some mohelim (the person who performs the ritual circumcision) while performing the bris is called metzizah b'peh, or cleaning the circumcision wound through oral suction. The problem that has emerged over the last several years has caused nothing short of a health crisis. It has been reported that babies have contracted
Governor Andrew Cuomo on his 2017 economic development and unity tour of Israel
for creating a framework to strengthen economic and cultural ties between New York and Israel. The commission will work to promote and create opportunities to develop new programs and economic partnerships that celebrate the relationship between New York and the Jewish community. There is no doubt that this kind of connectivity trip that was made by the governor should be replicated by others in elected office. It is our fervent hope that the message of solidarity that was produced by the trip will open the door for others to boldly voice their support for the Jewish people.
the very dangerous herpes virus from mohelim who are carriers of this virus. According to a report in the Daily News, there have been six cases of infant herpes that were reported and they are believed to be connected with a mohel who is a herpes carrier. Recently, a baby was rushed to the hospital only 15 days after being circumcised by a mohel who was infected with herpes. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg addressed this issue by sending out health alerts and making the possible negative effects of the oral suction practice more visible. He even asked parents to sign a consent form before their newborn boy underwent the procedure. That sensible protocol has all but been abandoned by the DeBlasio administration and now we are confronted with the horrifying results. There is no doubt that rabbis of all affiliations would agree that mohelim who are infected with the herpes virus should cease and desist from performing metzizah b'peh as the health of the baby would be at great risk. Moreover, once it has been reported that a baby has been infected by herpes subsequent to the circumcision procedure, it should be both morally and legally incumbent upon the mohel to proffer his name and other forms of identification. Herpes is no laughing matter and because it so very contagious, it can spread like wild fire. For the sake of the health and even the life of each baby boy born, we call upon rabbis, mohelim, parents and community to insist that better regulations be instituted amongst mohelim for the prevention of this often deadly virus.
NYC Public Schools & Substandard Teachers
ho in his right mind would seek treatment or advice from doctors or lawyers who failed to pass minimally qualifying tests in their fields? Without a doubt, nobody. Certification is required for plumbers, electricians and even barbers. But NYCs public schools may soon be filled with sub-standard teachers who barely have the skills of some of their brighter students. The reason: Political Correctness! The New York State Board of Regents will soon scrap the current ineffectual exam given to prospective teachers because less than half of Hispanics and African American candidates pass. That's the real dilemma. The problem evidently that our educational mavens are trying to solve is not how to improve the learning skills, achievements and lives of our already vulnerable, poorly performing, school kids but how to make-believe that minority candidates are as well prepared to teach as whites. Leslie Soodak, a professor of education at Pace University who served on the task force recommending dropping all qualifications to teach, such as being able to read and write, told the sad truth
Letters to the Editor Down With Taxpayer Support of Radicals
Protecting our Baby Boys he mellifluous sounds of "Mazal Tov" ring out amongst members of families, communities and friends when we hear of the birth of a baby. Our first question? That's an easy one. Is it a boy or a girl? Upon learning it's a boy, plans are enthusiastically made for the traditional Shabbos night Shalom Zachor and then on the eighth day, the bris milah.
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about how our leaders view our schools: "Having a white workforce really doesn't match our student body anymore." But Ian Rosenblum, the executive director of the New York office of the Education Trust claims the current literacy test applied to prospective teachers is only comparable to a 12th grade assessment level. How much lower can we go before we have undocumented immigrants teaching American history to our unfortunate kids? Teacher union leader Randi Weingarten is opposed to testing the actual knowledge of teachers in the fields they are so well paid to teach. A few years back, Pennsylvania tested its teachers and even after disclosing that a great percentage of their educators did poorly, refused to divulge the results for fear of parent rebellion. Union objections forced that test to be scrapped. Bad news for the unfortunate students who attend that state's schools. All the more reason we support the efforts of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who supports private, charter and religious schools and wants parents to have the right to choose what schools are best for their kids.
Dear Editor: Go figure. Colleges, their tuition paying snowflake students and their well paid, tenured professors all combine to actively, vocally and criminally prevent speakers with conservative messages from appearing on campus, but welcome with open arms those who openly call for the destruction of our nation, death to members of our law enforcement community and the destruction of democratic Israel where women and gays are just normal members of the community. So it was on February 23rd at FAU when that middle-school-level institution welcomed in uber radical, equal opportunity hater of whites, Jews, achievers and of course, America, Angela Davis, to address students and the public as part of Black History Month. Her normal fee runs about 20 or so thousand dollars a pop, so when the taxpayer supported "school" begs for more of our money to throw down the drain, you know what to do. Here's just a bit of Angela's history that apparently qualifies her to speak to audiences barely able to wipe their own.....noses. Davis was strangely exonerated in 1972 for involvement with the 1970 courtroom slaughter of four, including a judge who was presiding at that time. Her then admitted lover, Jonathan Jackson, smuggled weapons into the San Rafael venue in order to free the defendants on trial at that time. She was implicated (but not enough to convince a jury to convict her), because the guns were, guess what?.... registered in her name and she
admitted to being in love with Jackson. He was 17 at that time and she was already a college professor. She fled the scene, vamoosed to Cuba and was arrested a few years later in NYC after being on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted List" for years. And these are apparently good enough credentials to speak to college kids and the community and get thousands in return. Strangely, no crazed conservative students, fire breathing right wing college professors, Jewish bullies or law enforcement supporting radicals prevented her from preaching cop-hating and anti-American loathing to the dimwits who shelled out big bucks to hear her. According to the article in today's Sun-Sentinel she, "decried violence against women, praised Black Lives Matter and backs Palestine.". And for good measure, "She also went to the women's march and supports feminism." Let's see: although she has openly supported Radical Islam where women are treated as sex slaves, raped and killed for alleged infidelity or for even refusing sex with their husbands, the audience was loaded with adoring women. And although she is an acknowledged Israel hater and viewed as hostile to American Jews, she is adored by Leftist Jews who marched with her, arm in arm during the recent "women's marches for freedom." Go figure. I can't. Sincerely Alan Jamison
Social Security & the Cost of Living Dear Editor: California Congress member John Garamendi introduction of House Bill 1251 for CPI-E Act of 2017 makes sense. This bill would require the use of the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) instead of the current Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) when determining annual costof-living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security, federal employees retirement annuities and veterans’ benefits. The current COLA calculation fails to accurately measure seniors spending, especially in the area of health care. In 2016, health care inflation was 4.1 percent, while the CPI-W indicated the average price of consumer goods increased only 0.3 percent. For those over the age of 62, 12 percent of their spending goes toward health
care while the general younger population spends just 5 percent. The fact that we do not use the CPI-E already is disappointing. Instead, cost-of-living adjustments for seniors collecting Social Security and federal civilian or military retirement benefits are based on the costs experienced by urban wage earners and clerical workers. They are not based on the costs experienced by retired individuals. For many, the 2017 COLA of 0.3% amounted to only several dollars. Why not ask your local Congressmember to join 25 others who have signed up as co-sponsor? Also ask Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to introduce the same legislation in the Senate? Sincerely, Larry Penner
The Scourge of Anti-Semitism Dear Editor: Allow me to express my appreciation to you for devoting last week's issue of the Jewish Voice to spotlighting the scourge of anti-Semitism that has once again reared its ugly head all across the United States. The number of bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and even a Jewish Children;s museum in Brooklyn is beyond reprehensible and terribly frightening. In addition, three Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized and Jews are essentially living their lives while sitting at the edges of their collective seats in the kind of trepidation that we have not witnessed for quite some time. While an arrest for at least some of the bomb threats was made of a former journalist in St. Louis, it is quite clear that the motivation of this deranged young man was to frame an ex-girlfriend. Something tells me that he is not the culprit behind the other bomb threats or the vandalism of the Jewish cemeteries.
Frankly, I think something very sinister is going on behind the scenes that we have absolutely no clue about. The FBI and other law enforcement have cracked way more difficult cases, yet all we hear is some amorphous statement claiming that these threats are emanating from overseas. The fact that the investigation into these acts is not being given the kind of gravitas as it should, should alarm us all. Are the authorities just waiting around for one of these threats to turn into an actual act of deadly terror, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake? Perhaps if the authorities cannot solve this matter, it just might behoove Jewish organizations to ban together and form their own version of the Jewish Defense League. The Jew haters around the world should know that Jews will not take these threats lying down. Sincerely Abe Horowitz
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Trump's Wall Is Already Paid For By: Daniel John Sobieski
ritics of the border wall proposed by President Trump have said the cost is prohibitive under current budget and economic conditions, that no way is Mexico going to pay for it, and shifting funds away from the TSA, Coast Guard, and FEMA are counterproductive in terms of national security. These criticisms ignore the costs to the U.S. in terms other than money — increased crime, overtaxed law enforcement, the drain on public resources such as education, medical care, etc., and the driving down of real wages through an endless supply of cheap labor. In fact, thanks in large part to the mere threat of the wall, the sudden enforcement of existing law, and the stripping of funding from sanctuary cities by President Trump, illegal immigration has plummeted by 40 percent in February, a trend that if continued will reduce the costs and burdens of illegal immigration to the point that the benefits of enhanced border security, including the wall, will be more than paid for. As the New York Post noted: The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday.
The downturn came after President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20 vowing to deport many of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States… He said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, which compiled the data, historically sees a 10 percent to 20 percent increase in apprehensions of illegal immigrants from January to February… “Since the administration’s implementation of Executive Orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years,” Kelly said. President Trump has shown that border security is not that hard. It merely requires willpower and resolve that puts the impact of illegal immigration on America and its citizens above the impact on the political fortunes of pandering politicians. Now comes a study from the Center for Immigration Studies showing that this ongoing reduction in illegal immigration will reduce related costs to the point the wall is paid for: President Donald Trump’s border wall only needs to stop about 10 percent of illegal crossing in order to pay for itself, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. The estimated $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall would quickly be offset by the
savings to the government if fewer illegal immigrants arrive in the country over the next decade, CIS found. Only a small portion of the population of people who are expected to attempt an illegal crossing in the next decade — between 9 and 12 percent — would have to be
cost of providing benefits such as education and health care. Critics say the costs of illegal immigration fall largely on state and local governments and it is a federal government burdened with debt that has to write the checks. But the costs in either case are born by the
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 required the construction of 700 miles of new border fence along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.
stopped for the wall to totally pay for itself. The analysis from CIS, a group that advocates for moderating immigration levels, relies on fiscal estimates from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) for the average cost to taxpayers of illegal immigrants. NAS estimates one illegal immigrant costs state and local governments approximately $75,000 in a lifetime, taking into account taxes paid and the
American taxpayer and the American worker. Ask Kate Steinle’s father what the true costs of illegal immigration are and who pays for them. Trump was able to begin immediate construction of the border wall and opening up bidding for contracts thanks to a 2006 measure signed into law by President George W. Bush and supported by Democrats including then-senators Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton.
Democrats are already grumbling about Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, though Barack Obama and other leaders in their party voted not so long ago for George W. Bush’s proposal to build a major wall on the border with Mexico. Bush signed the proposal into law in 2006, after it was passed by huge bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate. The law ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to construct about 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, and authorized the addition of lights and cameras and sensors to enhance security. The law explicitly required the wall to be constructed of “at least two layers of reinforced fencing.” Two-thirds of the Republican-led House approved the bill, including 64 Democrats, and 80 of 100 senators approved the bill in the Senate. Then Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of the Senate for Democrats in 2016. The Secure Fence Act of 2006 required the construction of 700 miles of new border fence along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. “The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide for at least two layers of reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical bar-
Critics say the costs of illegal immigration fall largely on state and local governments and it is a federal government burdened with debt that has to write the checks riers, roads, lighting, cameras and sensors…” the act said. It was to be modeled on the success of the border barriers in the San Diego sector of the U.S. border. The operative word was “secure.” Instead of this two-layer secure fence what has been built consists of flimsy pedestrian fencing or vehicle fencing consisting of posts people can slither through. The two-tier fence in San Diego runs 14 miles along the border with Tijuana, Mexico. The first layer is a high steel fence, with an inner high anti-climb fence with a no-man’s land in between. It has been amazingly effective. According to a 2005 report by the Congressional Research Service, illegal alien apprehensions in the San Diego sector dropped from 202,000 in 1992 to 9,000 in 2004. Cameras and sensors played a part but the emphasis was on physical barriers and roads that were patrolled by real live border guards, not by robots. Then in 2006 the Democrats took back Congress and, in 2008, the White House. See Trump's Wall Is Already , page 37
Obama’s Wiretaps? – Part II Details of a Watergate-style conspiracy against Trump emerge By: Matthew Vadum (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)
n response to Trump’s claim, the increasingly wacky Stephens tweeted Saturday, “When will Republicans acknowledge that the President of the United States is mentally ill?” Most mainstream journalists were loath over the past eight years to call the exhaustively documented and at times baldfaced lies and misdeeds of President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, and HHS Secretary Sebelius. It would seem uncovering government corruption is only a journalist’s duty when a Republican resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. While it may be true that Trump offered little supporting evidence on Twitter – he provided some evidence by tweeting that an earlier request for sur-
WikiLeaks offered a refresher course in Obama’s treachery on Twitter Sunday, noting that “Obama has a history of tapping & hacking his friends and rivals[,]” and providing plenty of examples.
veillance was turned down by a court – it does not follow, nor is it true, that there is no evidence of his claim. In reality the evidence does exist that Obama spied on Trump and it is "overwhelming," according to talk show host and Landmark Legal Foundation president Mark Levin. He explained on "Fox and Friends" Sunday that evidence of secret court-approved eavesdropping of Trump Tower had already been reported months ago by the New York Times, McClatchy media outlets, Heat Street, and the U.K.-based Guardian newspaper. Levin said: Donald Trump is the victim. His campaign is the victim. His transition team is the victim. His surrogates are the victim. These are police state tactics. I am telling you this as a former chief of staff to an attorney general. If this had been done to Barack Obama all hell would break loose, and it should. Let’s recount what former British Member of Parliament Louise Mensch reported at Heat Street on Nov. 7, the day before the U.S. election. Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Don-
ald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia. Contrary to earlier reporting in the New York Times, which cited FBI sources as saying that the agency did not believe that the private server in Donald Trump’s Trump Tower which was connected to a Russian bank had any nefarious purpose, the FBI’s counter-intelligence arm, sourc-
but the second was drawn more narrowly and was granted in October after evidence was presented of a server, possibly related to the Trump campaign, and its alleged links to two banks; SVB Bank and Russia’s Alfa Bank. While the Times story speaks of metadata, sources suggest that a FISA warrant was granted to look at the full content of emails and other related documents that may concern US persons.
In reality the evidence does exist that Obama spied on Trump and it is "overwhelming," according to talk show host and Landmark Legal Foundation president Mark Levin (pictured above). He explained on "Fox and Friends" Sunday that evidence of secret court-approved eavesdropping of Trump Tower had already been reported months ago by the New York Times, McClatchy media outlets, Heat Street, and the U.K.based Guardian newspaper.
es say, re-drew an earlier FISA court request around possible financial and banking offenses related to the server. The first request, which, sources say, named Trump, was denied back in June,
The FBI agents who talked to the New York Times, and rubbished the ground-breaking stories of Slate (Franklin Foer) and Mother Jones (David Corn) may not have known about the
FISA warrant, sources say, because the counter-intelligence and criminal sides of the FBI often work independently of each other employing the principle of ‘compartmentalization’. Both of the FISA court applications should be made public and Congress should be given the daily intelligence briefings over the last year or so, Levin said. We already knew that days before Trump’s inauguration, it was reported that Obama green-lighted a disturbing relaxation of the rules regulating the National Security Agency’s ability to circulate globally intercepted personal communications among the other 16 intelligence agencies, some of which are more politicized than the NSA, before applying important longstanding privacy-protection protocols. Before the policy was altered, the NSA screened out the identities of innocent people and irrelevant personal information before passing intercepted communications along to other agencies like the CIA or the FBI’s intelligence units. Put another way, 17 days before President Trump was sworn in, NSA was unleashed against his embryonic administration, newly empowered to share raw intelligence gathered from telephone calls and emails that go through network switches outside the country, as well as messages between people outside the U.S. that go through domestic network switches. WikiLeaks offered a refresh-
er course in Obama’s treachery on Twitter Sunday, noting that “Obama has a history of tapping & hacking his friends and rivals[,]” and providing plenty of examples. The newly discovered Trump Tower scandal further undermines the Left’s false narrative painting Trump as fascistic. After all, Obama, not Trump, was the great, power-mad centralizer using heavy-handed tactics and the vast resources of the federal Leviathan against his enemies, including Trump. As hardcore Never Trumper David French has been forced to admit, Trump is “less authoritarian than Obama.” Trump’s administration, “through policy or personnel, appears to be signaling that the executive branch intends to become less intrusive in American life and more accountable to internal and external critique.” And despite the growing mass media hysteria, there is still no publicly available evidence the Trump campaign somehow colluded with the Russian government last year. Sources in newspaper articles are never identified. There is not a scintilla of proof of improper conduct. All we have is the alleged say-so of faceless CIA spooks whose motives are questionable, to put it charitably. As more evidence surfaces of Obama’s under-handed surveillance of Trump, it should become crystal clear who the real authoritarian is. (FRONTPAGEMAG
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Does Israel Only Have the Right to Exist if it is Perfect? By: Phyllis Chesler
s someone who has long been on record as both a feminist and a Zionist, I know how hard it is to maintain both loyalties. Increasingly, what passes for both left-liberal “feminism” and “Zionism,” has been taken over by poisonous, pro-Palestinian propaganda and by a suicidal alliance with Jew-haters, Jew-killers, and barbaric misogynists. I chose not to write about the faux-feminist Women’s Marches of 2017, but I did give two interviews about the issues involved. I experienced some immediate blowback—all on the same day and within hours of each other. A feminist artist sent round a spirited defense of convicted Palestinian terrorist, Rasmea Odeh, who joined Linda Sarsour as a feminist leader (!) on International Women’s Day. Based on “false news” at Snopes, she and other left feminists are happily persuaded that the Israelis sexually tortured this woman and her father for 45 days before Odeh issued a false confession. To them, Odeh is a hero of the Resistance. The idea that feminists might believe that the Israelis did something like this was sickening, but even more so, due to their relative silence about the tortures perpetrated by ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban on women. Almost immediately after my
interviews appeared, a liberal feminist activist sent me photos of women in severe hijab and niqab (face masks) who were demonstrating in NYC on International Women’s Day. She asked me not to share these photos and to never attribute them to her. Why in God’s name is she so afraid of being associated with portraying a visible truth, objective reality? Then, another liberal feminist retired activist sent me an anxious and challenging email. The interview I had given to The Algemeiner had raised no hackles but my interview in Breitbart must mean that I am an “alt-righter anti-Semite." She was genuinely confused because she believes with all her heart that the Trump Administration and Breitbart are both anti-Semitic and “alt-right.” Please, could I explain myself? This senior citizen was genuinely distraught; other feminists had called this to her attention. These three episodes all took place on the same day within hours of each other. But the best was yet to come. I am referring to Peter Beinart’s March 8th and Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s March 9th articles about Israel’s new travel ban on those who view Israel as an "apartheid" state; oppose the Israeli “settlement” of the Jewish homeland; and fight to isolate and de-legitimize Israel by boycotting Israeli academics, speakers, leaders, and products. On Beinart’s and Pogrebin’s
behalf: I know. American Jews have a special relationship to the one and only Jewish state. It is core to our identity and serves as a “refuge” if and when it is needed, geographically, militarily, or psychologically. American Jews have sent funding for many Israel-based projects and have lobbied the American government on behalf of—and against--Israeli interests.
Oh yes, Jews are different, really “special,” but not always in a good way. Thus, one would have to search far and wide for the American non-Jewish descendants of immigrants from Ireland, England, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Greece, and Poland, whose core identity resides in the constant attempt to exert similar pressure on a sovereign country where they do
Phyllis Chesler writes: "Letty Cottin Pogrebin also sees herself as a hero because not only were her parents and grandparents Jews and Zionists but because she herself has connected to a leftfeminist Israel that holds the same views held by Manhattan’s Upper West Side Jews."
This has emboldened many liberal-left American Jews in the belief that they have the right and the money-power to dictate Israel’s foreign and domestic policy, the right to demand that Israel behave as if it were a country located in a large city on either the east or west coast of America.
not live, vote, pay taxes, or serve in the army—but where their ancestors once lived. Actually, few American Jews have ancestors who lived in Israel—at least, not since Biblical times. Ironically, understandably, Ashkenazi Jews do not demand that Germany, Holland, France, Italy, or Poland continue
to answer to them in terms of contemporary foreign or domestic policy simply because their ancestors once lived there, however happily or unhappily, and from whence they fled. It is my impression that American Jews, (Sephardi or Mizrachi), who fled Arab and Muslim countries are much quieter about globally criticizing Israel; they tend to support whatever government is in power. Perhaps they understand something about how Muslim regimes and countries have treated Jews that the American descendants of European Jews absolutely refuse to comprehend, namely, that as Jews, we are hated; that Muslim religious leaders, armies, politicians, police officers, journalists and civilians hate Israel simply because it is a Jewish state; that no amount of appeasement will work given the history of the last 1,400 years and the profound anti-Jewish indoctrination that still continues today. Finally, many American left-liberal Jews believe that Israel only deserves to exist, i.e. that they remain willing to argue the case for Israel to Jew-haters, but only if Israel serves as a “light unto the nations;” is kind to the strangers in their midst; is ethically perfect, more so than any other nation on earth, and is willing to risk certain death for the sake of its principles. The corollary: If Israel is not perfect, it has no right to exist. Thus, Beinart and Pogre-
Beinart and Pogrebin are in favor of “ethnically cleansing” the 'West Bank' (Yehuda and Shomron) of Jews—of rendering it “judenrein,” just as the rest of the Arab and Muslim world already is bin are in favor of “ethnically cleansing” the 'West Bank' (Yehuda and Shomron) of Jews—of rendering it “judenrein,” just as the rest of the Arab and Muslim world already is. They are also condemning Arab Palestinians and/or a minority of Jews to live under the corrupt and increasingly Islamist tyranny of either Hamas or The Palestinian Authority. To protest Israel’s travel ban against clear and present danger, against those who plot against her, both Beinart and Pogrebin begin by trotting out their credentials as Jews and as the children of Zionists. They are indignant that their brand of “tough love”--for Israel’s own good--has suddenly been called into question. Isn’t their version of Zionism: Criticizing Israel first and Israel-only their parental duty and ethical obligation as Jews? How can this be wrong, not to mention dangerous to Israel’s survival? In this century of existential peril for Israel, Beinart and See Does Israel Only , page 39
Warping the Truth About Wilders It's tough to be Moroccan in the Netherlands. Just ask the BBC By: Bruce Bawer
rom the moment it became clear that the ongoing Islamization of the Western world was a potential disaster of historic proportions, the mainstream media – in their perverse effort to defend the indefensible and keep the cart careening downhill – have been making use of shameless sentiment to overcome the plain facts. One of the first examples of this practice that I can recall was way back in 2003, when the big, bad Norwegian government put resident terrorist Mullah Krekar through the first of what would turn out to be many deportation scares. Since Krekar, back in his homeland of Iraq, had been responsible for the violent deaths of innumerable innocents – children included – it wasn't an easy proposition to try to whip up sympathy for him (although, heaven knows, some media tried). Instead, many reporters chose the family angle: Krekar might be a bad guy, but what about his poor wife and kids? Repeatedly, the papers ran tearful close-ups of Krekar's wife and pictures of her and Krekar embracing. VG ran a whole story about the intelligence services' confiscation of her beloved cookbook, which had been in the family for generations and which contained the
recipes of all of Krekar's favorite foods. Dagbladet, for its part, ran a report whose headline told us that when Krekar's kids heard on TV that Daddy had been released from custody and was headed home, they kissed the TV screen. It was Dagbladet, too, that published one of the great sob stories of all time. The headline: “My children are waiting every single day to hear from Papa.” The first sentences: “Mullah Krekar's wife (39) is scared. For her four children, and for the future.” And so on. You get the idea. If you're trying to obscure the truth, defend the indefensible, and smear the good guys, go for sheer, unadulterated bathos. So it is that as the clock ticks down to the March 15 parliamentary elections in the Netherlands (which, as it happens, I write about in this week's National Review), Anna Holligan of the BBC – in an effort to paint Geert Wilders, head of the Freedom Party (PVV), as a racist hatemonger – kicked off a March 7 article from The Hague by focusing on one of the Dutch Moroccans whom Wilders, as she put it, had “accused...of making the streets unsafe.” Needless to say, Holligan didn't talk to one of the majority of Dutch Moroccan males who have dropped out of school and are living on social welfare benefits; nor did she buttonhole one of the nearly 50% of young
Dutch Moroccan males who have rap sheets. No: she talked to a young lady named Hafsa Mahraoui, who, in “trendy black trainers and matching hijab,” is “the quintessential image of modern Muslim woman.” (Yes, nothing says “modern” like a hijab.) Mahraoui, Holligan reported, thinks of herself as “a true Amsterdam girl.” But life
enough, Mahraoui complained – and she clearly meant this to be understood as an example of the way Dutch people treat Muslims – that her headscarf had been “ripped off just after the murder of the film-maker Theo van Gogh.” Supposedly, the memory still makes her shudder. Not the memory of the murder, mind you: the memory – the more than twelve-year-old memory – of having her headscarf yanked off.
Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim in 2004 for making a film about women in Islam
has been tough for her lately: “the tone of the campaign” has brought her down. “They say Islam isn't normal, it doesn't belong in Dutch society, and that being hijabi means I am an oppressed person,” Mahraoui lamented. “It's tiring because we are always in the spotlight and you have to defend yourself.” As if all this weren't terrible
Thus does the murder of Theo van Gogh become a passing reference in a story news about Dutch people purportedly making life tough for Muslims. Never mind the murder itself, which happened on a busy Amsterdam street and was committed by one Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-born man of
Moroccan parentage who, before the murder, had been considered by friends and acquaintances to be a fully integrated member of Dutch society. (Indeed, he might well have described himself as “a true Amsterdam boy.”) Yes, it's regrettable that somebody (allegedly) yanked off Mahraoui's headscarf. But it's quite a bit more regrettable that, simply because Theo van Gogh had released a short film drawing attention to the systematic oppression and brutal abuse of women under Islam, Bouyeri, who had been born and bred in the Netherlands, was moved to shoot him eight times, slit his throat in an attempt to decapitate him, stab him in the chest, and then use a second knife to pin to his chest an open letter addressed to van Gogh's film collaborator, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The letter praised Allah and Muhammed, quoted extensively from the Koran, and concluded: “I know for sure, O America, you will go down. I know for sure, O Europe, you will go down. I know for sure, O Holland, you will go down. I know for sure, O Hirsi Ali, you will go down. I know for sure, O unbelieving fundamentalist, you will go down.” It is the murder of Theo van Gogh, and not some random act of hijab-pulling, that is the ultimate emblematic act of the Netherlands in our time. But you'd never know it to read the BBC or other major Western media.
So it is that as the clock ticks down to the March 15 parliamentary elections in the Netherlands If Holligan had been more honest – and braver – she wouldn't have presented, as if it were unassailable truth, Hafsa Mahraouri's view of Dutch people as hijab-pulling bigots and of Dutch Moroccans as innocent victims of their prejudice. She would instead – or, at least, in addition – have spoken with somebody like 57-year-old Salman Ezzammoury, a Muslim apostate who immigrated to the Netherlands from Morocco at the age of 23 and who, in a recent interview, painted a picture of the Dutch that is the exact opposite of Hafsa's. Ezzammoury considers the Netherlands prachtig – a word that can be translated as “splendid,” “magnificent,” “exquisite,” “wonderful” – and regards the Dutch as “tolerant and kind.” The only people in his orbit who aren't tolerant and kind are – guess who? – his Muslim neighbors. Raised (as he puts it) to see all non-Muslims as enemies who must be killed, Dutch Muslims deliberately isolate themselves from Dutch society – while the Dutch, in their naivete, provide them every opportunity to spread their “evil” See Warping the Truth , page 37
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Slain 10-Year-Old's Words Resonate in New Book for Jewish Girls In ‘One More Light,’ Thalia Hakin essay focuses on the mitzvah of Shabbat candles By: Faygie Levy Holt
ore than a year ago, Thalia Hakin wrote an essay for a contest on the importance of lighting the Shabbat candles. “When you light up a candle you light up your neshama [soul]. And you light up the world. And when you light up the world you make it a better place. Like for you and me and everybody. Now the world is dark but soon to be bright for us. And im yirtze Hashem [G d willing] Moshiach will come.” Now, the organizers of upcoming book for women and girls, One More Light, are hoping that Thalia’s own words will be a source of comfort and honor the memory of the 10-yearold girl who was killed in January when a car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at an outdoor mall in Melbourne, Australia. Her mother and 9-yearold sister were injured in the attack, but are recovering. Thalia was a student at Beth Rivkah Ladies College, a Chabad day school in Melbourne. Her essay was one of many that the school had submitted for consideration in the book. It was only after her passing that the essay was discovered by Nechama Dina Laber, editor of One More Light and global director of Jewish Girls Unite, which aims to connect Jewish girls around the world though online meetings and empower them to grow as leaders. Laber and her husband, Rabbi Avraham Laber, also serve as co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of
The schoolgirl has touched the world with her prescient words and positive message. (Photo: Sheina Raskin)
A new book, “One More Light,” includes an original song and an illustration dedicated to Thalia Hakin, the 10-year-old girl killed in January when a driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne, Australia. (Printed with permission by Jewish Girls Unite)
Southern Rensselaer County in Troy, N.Y. “I was finalizing all the content for the book, and I wanted to make sure that I didn’t miss any submissions that came through as attached documents,” recalls Laber. “I was going through a couple hundred emails when I opened up Thalia’s essay. It had been sent to us by her principal, Robin Moskow, in September 2015 and somehow was waiting for just this moment to show up.
“I understood it was Thalia’s soul speaking to us and sending us words of strength in dark times,” she continues. “I feel blessed that I found it just when the world needed to hear her precious words.” Laber believes that Thalia’s writing offers a positive lesson to all: “It’s important for other young girls to read her words and realize that any person, at any age, can truly make an impact. It’s also important for them
to realize how powerful it is to share a hopeful message.”
The Campaign to Light Candles More than 300 submissions from girls all over the world, ages 9 to 18, were considered for One More Light, which will contain 140 of those essays. The book includes a song written in Thalia’s memory (“I Need You”) See Slain 10-Year-Old's, page 37
Becoming a Soulful Educator Written by: Aryeh Ben David Reviewed by: Stu Halpern
Written a year ago, this essay will be part of a new edition on Shabbat candle-lighting.
The Borscht Belt The Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland Written by: Marisa Scheinfeld Reviewed by: Anne Bracegirdle
he Borscht Belt, once a thriving resort and vacation community in the Catskill Mountains, served as a respite for New York City’s Jewry in the mid-twentieth century. Marisa Scheinfeld’s five-year photographic exploration of the decaying remains of the Borscht Belt was a deeply personal pilgrimage—an homage to her youth and heritage, and to the genesis of her cultural identity as a Jewish American. This survey provides a remarkably comprehensive overview of the physical spaces that defined this prosperous epoch, successfully bridging past and present. By displaying her images alongside photographic references from the period, Scheinfeld immediately educates viewers who may not otherwise share her associations. The photographs themselves are textured, tactile, and richly saturated. Cropped images of detailed objects, wider depictions of rooms, and vast “portraits” of exterior spaces and buildings are fluidly interwoven. By alternating perspectives, Scheinfeld conveys a thorough impression of the community’s intimate remnants and original grand scale. The pictures are most effective when she provides viewers with enough distance to observe her more complex compositions, in which each visual element is perfectly balanced within the frame. A vacant space is more readily accessible to viewers if it contains a hint of human interference, such as an old piece of furniture or clothing. PerSee The Borscht Belt, page 38
Marisa Scheinfeld’s five-year photographic exploration of the decaying remains of the Borscht Belt was a deeply personal pilgrimage—an homage to her youth and heritage, and to the genesis of her cultural identity as a Jewish American
A lower lobby of the Pines Hotel that once graced the Catskills. Scheinfeld first began her photography project in 2009. Photo Credit: Marissa Scheinfeld
ngaging students in the classroom, particularly post-millennials, is no easy task. In Becoming a Soulful Educator, Rabbi Aryeh Ben David offers teachers an accessible, inspiring guide for connecting with students in a way that will not only help them retain information, but will also touch their souls. Ben David, the founder of Ayeka: Center for Soulful Jewish Education, a former Director of Spiritual Guidance at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, and educational consultant for Hillel International, offers his readers his playbook for "plucking the soul strings" of students and providing them with a learning experience that will extend beyond the classroom. Noting that while many educators might excel at conveying content, and passionately demonstrate their own love for their material, they nonetheless lament their inability to help their students integrate the knowledge they gain from their education into their lives, Ben David seeks to address this issue, one which he admits plagued him throughout many years of his own career. He writes that through discussing one's own journey as an educator, showing vulnerabilities, and developing relationships with students through a mutual commitment to spiritual growth, a teacher can create a loving, trustful relationship with his or her pupils. Particularly useful suggestions Ben David offers include utilizing classroom time for "spiritual chavrutot [study partnering]," in which students respond to a prompt that connects what they are learning to their own lives. For example, students, prior to learning the story of Cain and Abel, can and should hear from the teacher about how he or she has struggled with jealousy, be it on the personal or professional level, followed by time for the students to reflect to each other on how they themselves wrestle with jealousy in their own lives. With this emotional preparation, understanding why Cain reacted to the acceptance of Abel's sacrifice to God suddenly becomes not simply an ancient story of fratricide, but a story that relates to the personal struggles of each and every one of us. Another helpful tip Ben David offers to help
In Becoming a Soulful Educator, Rabbi Aryeh Ben David offers teachers an accessible, inspiring guide for connecting with students in a way that will not only help them retain information, but will also touch their souls. Ben David, the founder of Ayeka: Center for Soulful Jewish Education, a former Director of Spiritual Guidance at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, and educational consultant for Hillel International, offers his readers his playbook for "plucking the soul strings" of students and providing them with a learning experience that will extend beyond the classroom.
bridge teaching from the classroom to life is through having the students discuss the relationship between the ideas discussed in class and their own circumstances, considering how the knowledge gained can help them grow as people and as Jews. Ben David's approach, which he supports with educational methodology as well as spiritual writings from innovative modern Jewish thinkers including Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, is one that will no doubt benefit educators both in formal and informal settings, and serve as a "go to" guide for those looking to take their teaching to a deeper, more personal level, both within themselves and within their students. (JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL)
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MARCH 17, 2017
Yidstock ’17 Features Top Names in Klezmer & New Yiddish Music Festival Features Concerts, Folk Oratorio, Talks & Workshops Edited by: JV Staff
he sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will include concerts by legendary and up-and-coming bands, a folk oratorio by a founder of the Klezmatics, plus talks, workshops, and other special events. Yidstock 2017 takes place July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Talk: “The Essential Klezmer,” with Seth Rogovoy Thursday, July 13, 2 p.m. Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through the history of klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages.
taught by trombonist/keyboardist Brian Bender of the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble, Little Shop of Horas, and the Wholesale Klezmer Band. Open to all ages, instruments, and playing ability. Bring your own instrument.
Talk: “Rockin’ the Shtetl,” with Seth Rogovoy Saturday, July 15, 1 p.m. Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, presents a fanciful, multimedia exploration of the life and times of pioneering Yiddish political-pro- Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars (Ben test singer Elyokum Zunser. Barnhart photo)
Talk: “The Music of the Hassidim,” with Hankus Netsky
ident, shares bold new plans for the coming decade and beyond, including a Universal Yiddish Library and a far-reaching initiative to repatriate Jews with their own literature and culture.
The Nigunim Trio
CONCERT: THE HANKUS NETSKY & EDEN MacADAMSOMER DUO
Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody Duo
This year’s lineup includes Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, the Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer Duo, the Nigunim Trio, Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, the Alicia Svigals & Lauren Brody Duo, and the Andy Statman Trio. In addition, the schedule includes the multimedia oratorio A Night at the Old Marketplace, written by Frank London and based on the groundbreaking 1907 play of the same name by I.L. Peretz, one of the greatest Yiddish writers.
Seth Rogovoy (Sabina Curti photo)
The four-day festival also includes a dramatic reading by actor, playwright, and singer Eleanor Reissa; talks on topics ranging from Yiddish theater to Hassidic music; dance workshops; and more. More information can be found at yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock. The full Yidstock 2017 schedule:
CONCERT: THE ALICIA SVIGALS & LAUREN BRODY DUO
Friday, July 14, 2:30 p.m. An afternoon of Yiddish and Hassidic song and klezmer dance tunes. Netsky is a pioneer of the klezmer revival and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, of which violinist and vocalist MacAdam-Somer is a member.
Thursday, July 13, 4 p.m. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist CONCERT: THE Hankus Netsky explores the NIGUNIM TRIO evolution of Hassidic music, Friday, July 14, 5:30 p.m. from its inception in the late Nigunim and zmiros—spir1700s to today. itual Hassidic-Jewish chants whose purpose is to induce a CONCERT: ELEANOR state of piety and ecstasy in both REISSA & FRANK performer and listener—perLONDON'S KLEZMER formed by Lorin Sklamberg and BRASS ALLSTARS Frank London, cofounders of the Klezmatics, and keyboardist Thursday, July 13, 8 p.m. Two of the leading lights of Rob Schwimmer. the Yiddish music renaissance join forces in this program Workshop: Buildbased on their recent joint al- a-Sher Yiddish bum, Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ec- Dance, with Steve stasy): Eleanor Reissa, known as Weintraub “the queen of Yiddish cabaret,” Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. and trumpeter-composer Frank World-famous dance instrucLondon of the Klezmatics. tor Steve Weintraub explores the iconic Jewish square dance, the Workshop: Nigunim, sher, with participants creating with Hankus Netsky their own Yidstock sher. Friday, July 14, 11 a.m. Multi-instrumentalist, com- Workshop: poser, and ethnomusicologist Instrumental Hankus Netsky shares his favor- Klezmer, with ite Hassidic nigunim (wordless Brian Bender vocal melodies). Saturday, July 15, 1 p.m. An instrumental workshop
Workshop: Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub
Friday, July 14, 11 a.m. World-renowned dance instructor Steve Weintraub offers an overview of the Yiddish style of dance. Dramatic Reading: Eleanor Reissa: The Last Survivor Friday, July 14, 1 p.m. A dramatic reading from The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays, an anthology of Reissa’s works for the stage, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the audience. Hankus Netsky
Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m. Alicia Svigals, the world’s greatest klezmer violinist, and accordion wizard Lauren Brody, a major figure in the original klezmer revival, join forces in an electrifying concert of traditional Yiddish folk songs and klezmer tunes.
Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band
Talk: “A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: I.L. Peretz’s A Night in the Old Marketplace,” with Debra Caplan
A modern retelling of I.L. Peretz’s groundbreaking modernist 1907 play, conceived and directed by Alexandra Aron, with music by Frank London and lyrics and text by Glen Berger (Broadway’s Spider-Man: Saturday, July 15, 3 p.m. I.L. Peretz’s groundbreaking Turn Off the Dark). This mulmodernist 1907 play Bay nakht timedia concert features an afn altn mark (A Night in the all-star cast of singers and muOld Marketplace) tells the sto- sicians, including London and ry of the badkhn, a traditional his Klezmatics cofounder Lorin Jewish wedding jester, who over Sklamberg. the course of one long night challenges God’s authority by Workshop: Yiddish attempting to revive the dead Songs, with Asya and bring on the end of days. Vaisman Schulman Yiddish theater scholar Caplan and Brian Bender explores the play and its proSunday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. duction history, with reference Learn Yiddish songs old and to this evening’s contemporary new with instruction by the staging by Frank London. Center’s Asya Vaisman Schulman and music by Brian Bender. FOLK ORATORIO: Song lyrics will be provided in FRANK LONDON'S transliteration; no prior knowlA NIGHT IN THE OLD edge of Yiddish is required.
Saturday, July 15, 8 p.m.
Talk: “The Mysteries of Klezmer Violin Unveiled,” with Alicia Svigals Sunday, July 16, 4:30 p.m. Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals offers a hands-on demonstration of what makes the violin (along with the clarinet) a quintessential instrument of the klezmer ensemble.
CONCERT: EZEKIEL'S WHEELS KLEZMER BAND Sunday, July 16, 12 p.m. Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance, with the intimacy Brian Bender of chamber music and the intenCONCERT: THE ANDY sity of a rowdy dance band.
Talk: “Springboard: How a Million Yiddish Books Are About to Change the Jewish World,” with Aaron Lansky
Sunday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. National Heritage fellow and Grammy nominee Andy Statman performs a unique, contemporary fusion of Jewish, jazz, and Americana styles with his longtime musical partners, Sunday, July 16, 1:30 p.m. Aaron Lansky, the Yiddish bassist Jim Whitney and drumBook Center’s founder and pres- mer Larry Eagle.
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New York Cedes Ground in the Fight Against Terrorism By: Patrick Dunleavy
apitulation in a time of conflict is demoralizing to the rank and file charged with protecting the community they serve. This appears to be the case in the latest legal go round between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and Muslim activist groups. U.S. District Judge Charles S. Haight Jr, is about to accept an agreement that will hand over control of the NYPD's Intelligence Division investigations to a civilian monitor appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. This is the same mayor who loudly cheered President Obama's last-minute commutation of FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who will be freed in May. De Blasio extolled the works of a man whose organization was responsible for more than 100 bombings, many in New York City, including one that killed four innocent people. To understand the impact that this proposed settlement, between the NYPD, and the activist organization known as the Muslim Advocates will have on existing counter terrorism measures, we have to understand how vitally important is the issue of protecting cities against attacks by radical Islamist ter-
rorists. The activist groups claim that the police department unfairly singled out Muslim communities in the greater New York/New Jersey area for investigation and surveillance. They also claim that gathering specific information about the neighborhoods amounted to unprecedented "profiling." They point to a little known NYPD unit that collected the data and accuse it of spying. Their argument belies the fact that collecting demographic statistics has been used for years by the U.S. Census Bureau to map out trends and changes in neighborhoods. Law enforcement agencies nationwide have used this practice for decades to investigate criminal organizations such as the Mafia, or Columbian drug cartels. The normal investigative process would include forensic examination of the communities most likely to be victimized by criminal organizations. The FBI did not set up surveillance in Chinatown when taking down the Cosa Nostra. They went to Little Italy. Radical Islamist organizations have in the past infiltrated Muslim neighborhoods in the United States and exerted harmful influence on those communities. For example, in 1990 a little
Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey City and elsewhere, and before long forced out any clergy who were not in line with his radical ideology. In Brooklyn's Al Farooq mosque on Atlantic Avenue, where Mustafa Shalabi served as a treasurer, an argument occurred over how the money should be spent. Shalabi was found murdered in his Coney Island apartment not long after that fight. Another of the mosque's clerics, a Sudanese imam named Zakaria Gasmalla, was forced out and moved his entire family to the Buffalo area to escape the pressure from Abdel Rahman and his followers. The Blind Sheik and his followers continued to use Muslim communities to raise money for their plots, to hide weapons, and to build the truck bomb that was placed in the garage of the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993. Six people died and more than 1,000 were injured in the resulting explosion. The first soldiers in the jihad against America lived withIn Brooklyn's Al Farooq mosque on Atlantic Avenue, (pictured in the Muslim neighborhoods above) where Mustafa Shalabi served as a treasurer, an in the New York/New Jersey argument occurred over how the money should be spent. community. Shalabi was found murdered in his Coney Island apartment not In 2000, two of the 9/11 hilong after that fight jackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and known Islamic cleric named live in the greater New York Khalid al-Mihdhar, settled into Omar Abdel Rahman came to area. He visited mosques in an apartment in a San Diego
neighborhood near the Masjid Ar-Ribat al-Islami mosque. There Anwar al Awlaki, a young Islamic clergyman, welcomed them. Today we know the American-born Awlaki as one of al-Qaida's most influential preachers and most effective radicalizers and recruiters.
Radical Islamist organizations have in the past infiltrated Muslim neighborhoods in the United States and exerted harmful influence on those communities. Terrorists will seek out the neighborhoods where they feel most at home, a place where they can use the community to their advantage. Members of the Ribat mosque provided both transportation and language education skills to the two terrorists not knowing their true objective. Minneapolis' Cedar Riverside neighborhood has been dubbed "Little Mogadishu" because of it large Somali population. It is a community that has seen more than 50 of its members go overseas to join the Islamist terSee New York Cedes Ground , page 36
Cannibalism: ISIS Revives Islam’s Old Terror Tactic Jihadis have been “taking a bite” of infidels from the beginning… By: Raymond Ibrahim
n light of recent revelations that the Islamic State is teaching its followers to eat non-Muslims, surely we can now all agree that, at least in this, ISIS is truly not Islamic? Alas, no. Even the eating of “infidels” has precedents throughout Islamic history, especially as a terror tactic. Two well-documented anecdotes come to mind: The first concerns that jihadi par excellence, Khalid bin al-Walid (d.642). Dubbed the “Sword of Allah” by Muhammad for his prowess, he holds a revered position among jihadi groups (ISIS’ black flag with white Arabic writing is a facsimile of the banner Khalid carried in battle). During the Ridda—or “apostasy wars” on several Arab tribes that sought to break away from Islam following Muhammad’s death—Khalid falsely accused Malik bin Nuwayra, a well-liked Arab chieftain, of apostasy. After slaughtering him, Khalid raped—Muslim sources call it “married”—Malik’s wife. Not content, He [Khalid] ordered his [Malik’s] head and he combined it with two stones and cooked a pot over them. And Khalid ate from it that night to terrify the apostate Arab tribes and others. And it was said that Malik’s
above cited Muslim chroniclers, the jihadis engaged in these hair created such a blaze that Spain’s shores as proof of his cannibalistic practices to terthe meat was so thoroughly commitment to jihad or “mar- rorize and create panic among cooked [from Muslim historian tyrdom”—also had Christian infidels and apostates, that is, as al-Tabari’s multi-volume chron- captives slaughtered, cooked up, a form of psychological warfare. icle, al-bidaya w’al nihaya (“the and apparently eaten in front  This is further pronounced Beginning and the End”; Arabic of their fellow hostages. Then, when, as they often do, the according to Muslim historian chroniclers quote or paraphrase excerpt here). The second anecdote concerns the Islamic conquest of Spain. According to Muslim chronicler Ibn Abdul Hakam, after capturing a group of Christian winemakers, the Islamic invaders made them prisoners. After that they took one of the vinedressers, slaughtered him, cut him in pieces, and boiled him, while the rest of his companions looked on. They had also boiled meat in other cauldrons. When the meat was cooked, they threw away the flesh of that man which they had boiled; no one knowing that it was thrown In light of recent revelations that the Islamic State is teaching its away: and they ate the meat followers to eat non-Muslims, surely we can now all agree that, which they had boiled, while at least in this, ISIS is truly not Islamic? the rest of the vinedressers were spectators. These did not doubt Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Ma- Koran verses that call for “strikbut that the Moslems ate the qqari, the jihadi hero “allowed ing terror” into the hearts of flesh of their companion; the some of the captives to escape, nonbelievers (e.g., 3:151, 8:12, rest being afterwards sent away that they might report to their 8:60) in juxtaposition to the savinformed the people of Andalus countrymen what they had age accounts they relay. There are more and related [Christian Spain] that the Mos- seen. And thus the stratagem lems feed on human flesh, ac- produced the desired effect, anecdotes. During the earliest quainting them with what had since the report of the fugitives Muslim invasions of Christian been done to the vinedresser contributed in no small degree Syria, one of Muhammad’s comto increase the panic of the in- panions, ‘Ubadah bin al-Samat, [source]. Tarek ibn Ziyad—another ji- fidels” (The History of the Mo- told a Christian commander that “We have tasted blood hadi extraordinaire, revered for hammedan Dynasty, p. 276). Note that, according to the and find none sweeter than the burning his boats on reaching
blood of Romans,” meaning Byzantines and/or Christians. Whether literal or figurative, clearly such bloodthirsty references inspire the Islamic State’s worldview as evidenced by the latter’s assertion that “American blood is best, and we will taste it soon.” Incidentally, veneration and/ or emulation of early jihadi barbarity is not limited to “radical” or extreme outfits that, so we are always told, “have nothing to do with Islam.” None other than Al Azhar—the Muslim world’s most prestigious university, where Obama gave his 2009 “New Beginning” speech— teaches these accounts of Muslims eating infidels. The reason is simple: such a heritage doesn’t belong to ISIS any more than it does to Al Azhar. It belongs to Islam. A final note: one school of thought maintains that in the aforementioned historical anecdotes, Muslims did not just pretend to devour their victims; they really did. However, later Muslim chroniclers, embarrassed by the bestial savagery of their coreligionists, portrayed the cannibalism as only pretend. If true, this further validates why ISIS isn’t merely teaching Muslims to pretend to devour their infidel victims, but to eat them in reality—as when one jihadi cut out and dug his teeth into the heart of a fallen Syrian soldier, after saying “I swear to
One school of thought maintains that in the aforementioned historical anecdotes, Muslims did not just pretend to devour their victims; they really did. Allah, soldiers of Bashar, you dogs—we will eat your heart and livers! Allahu Akbar!” (Yes, video here.) This may also shed light on the unsatisfactory explanation given by the Daily Mail on why ISIS is promoting cannibalism. According to Haras Rafiq, the Daily’s authority whom it describes as a “practicing Muslim,” ISIS is promoting cannibalism “if there are no food supplies available during what they describe as a time of jihad.” Under such circumstances, “terrorists were encouraged to kill non-Muslims or Muslims who do not share their version of Islam for food.” To be sure, eating humans in times of extreme duress and starvation—or “non-halal” food—is not particularly shocking and has been committed many times, past and present, by peoples of all races and religions. One is therefore left to wonder if Rafiq is yet another in a long line of embarrassed Muslim authorities trying to ratioSee Cannibalism: ISIS , page 36
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Joon H. Kim, 45, who had previously served as Bharara’s chief counsel, criminal division head and top deputy, will be acting U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York until Trump nominates a candidate for the job who can be confirmed by the Senate.
Fired US Attorney in Manhattan replaced by longtime friend (VIN) Preet Bharara, the high-profile federal prosecutor who was fired by President Donald Trump’s administration after refusing to resign, has been replaced temporarily by a longtime friend and top adviser. Joon H. Kim, 45, who had previously served as Bharara’s chief counsel, criminal division head and top deputy, will be acting U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York until Trump nominates a candidate for the job who can be confirmed by the Senate. That process could take months. In the meantime, Kim, the son of a South Korean diplomat who came up through the ranks of the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan prosecuting organized crime and terrorism cases with his old boss, isn’t likely to stop pursuing the kinds of cases that have made the Manhattan prosecutor’s office known for its reach and breadth, former colleagues say. “I think things will continue to hum along,” said Lev Dassin, who served as acting U.S. attorney in Manhattan for eight months beginning in December 2008 after Michael Garcia resigned.
Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 11, 2017.
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Authorities believe one person behind bomb threats against Jewish community (JNS.org) Authorities believe that one person is primarily behind most of the ongoing bomb threats against Jewish community centers (JCCs) and other institutions since the beginning of the year. Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism John Miller of the New York Police Department (NYPD) said on the “CBS This Morning” TV program that the NYPD believes one man using a voice changer and phone-spoofing device is behind the bomb threats. “We have an offender with some technical prowess here,” Miller said. Miller also described the suspected main offender as a “typical coward.” “They hide behind the shadows. They work from a distance and their goal is to instill fear. And doing that behind the shadows shows that they’re not willing to come out and confront whatever the issue is. They want people to jump through their hoops,” Miller said.
NATIONAL Senate committee approves Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel
(JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David M. NY AG: Tillerson Used Friedman, was approved by the Email Alias at Exxon Senate Foreign Relations Comto Talk Climate mittee Thursday in a 12-9 vote. Friedman’s nomination was (VIN) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chair- opposed by all but one Democrat man and chief executive of Exx- on the committee, New Jersey’s on Mobil Corp, used an alias U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. U.S. email address while at the oil Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the company to send and receive only Republican to oppose the information related to climate nomination.
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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the committee’s ranking member, cautioned that Friedman had made statements questioning the two-state solution and that his nomination could weaken bipartisan support for Israel. Cardin asserted that Friedman’s past comments “make it difficult for him to have that type of credibility as a unifying force for the support of Israel in our American political system.” Yet U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who introduced Friedman to the Senate committee, maintained that he is “confident that the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress are very supportive of Israel-U.S. relations.”
Daniel B. Shapiro (left), then the U.S. ambassador to Israel, witnesses the Israeli company Mobileye’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology. The American high-tech giant Intel announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Mobileye for $15.3 billion. Credit: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.
Intel acquires Israel’s Mobileye for $15.3 billion in largestever tech buyout (JNS.org) The American hightech giant Intel Corp. announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Israeli vision technology developer Mobileye for $15.3 billion, in the largest-ever acquisition of an Israeli technology company. As automakers around the world compete to develop cutting edge self-driving car technology, Intel’s purchase of Mobileye, a global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, places the U.S. computer chip company at the forefront of the expanding autonomous vehicle market. After the deal was announced, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted, “Congratulations to Mobileye! Israeli genius, Israeli pride.” Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis also spoke proudly of Israel’s hi-tech industry following the announcement, saying, “The fact that large international companies see potential in Israel and are seeking to acquire Israeli companies that lead their prospective fields is a source of national pride for our technological strength.”
Trump invites Abbas to White House to discuss peace process (JNS.org) President Donald Trump invited Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to visit the White House following their first phone conversation since Trump took office in late January. “President Trump has extended an official invitation to President Abbas to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to
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resume the political process, stressing his commitment to a peace process that will lead to a real peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis,” said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah, the official PA news agency WAFA reported. The report was later confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Abu Rdainah said that in his phone conversation with Trump, Abbas “stressed the commitment to peace as a strategic choice to establish a Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel.” The PA spokesman said that Trump stressed his “commitment to a peace process that would lead to real peace between Palestinians and Israelis.” During his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in February, Trump broke with long-held U.S. policy by saying that he was open to alternative resolutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, rather than exclusively a two-state solution.
met for more than five hours Monday night and “reaffirmed the joint commitment of both Israel and the United States to advance a genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians that strengthens the security of Israel and enhances stability in the region,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli leader told Greenblatt “that he believes that under President Trump’s leadership, it is possible to advance peace between Israel and all its neighbors,” Netanyahu’s office added, while Greenblatt similarly “reaffirmed President Trump’s commitment to Israel’s security and to the effort to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations.” During his visit, Greenblatt was also scheduled to meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, opposition leader Isaac Herzog, acting National Security Council head Yaakov Nagel and Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) head Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai.
MARCH 17, 2017 raeli Knesset passed legislation banning foreign nationals who actively support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel, the new law has already been put to use. The former chair of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Hugh Lanning, was denied entry into Israel Sunday. According to an official statement by the Israeli Embassy in the U.K., Lanning had direct ties with leaders of the Palestinian terror organization Hamas. The British anti-Israel activist was placed on a return flight back to the U.K. Monday. “Those who act against Israel must understand that the reality has changed. No sane country would grant entry to central, proBDS figures who want to harm it and isolate it,” said Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud).
South Carolina lawmakers overwhelmingly pass bill to tackle campus anti-Semitism Jason Greenblatt (left), President Donald Trump’s international negotiations adviser, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Monday night. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Trump special adviser visits Israel in effort to restart peace talks (JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s international negotiations adviser, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel this week for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Prior to his White House role, Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew from Teaneck, N.J., worked as a real estate lawyer with Trump over the course of the past two decades. He also advised Trump on Israel during last year’s election campaign. The stated purpose of Greenblatt’s trip is to jumpstart negotiations between Israel and the PA, and to explore new strategies for advancing Middle East peace. Greenblatt and Netanyahu
(JNS.org) South Carolina lawmakers voted 103-3 to overwhelmingly to approve a bill that will help school administrators better combat anti-Semitism at state universities. “Anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise across America and especially on our college campuses,” said South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons, who authored and cosponsored the bill. “I believe this is an overdue and appropriate response that will strengthen our state’s preparedness to deal with acts of anti-Semitism,” he said. The bill, H.3643, ensures legal protections for Jewish students by using the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, while providing South Carolina’s state universities with the means to fight anti-Jewish discrimination. The bill will now be sent to the South Carolina Senate for approval.
Charles, Prince of Whales (pictured) may become the first British royal family member to make an official state visit to Israel. Credit: Arnaud Bouissou via Wikimedia Commons.
Member of British royal family to make first state visit to Israel, report says
(JNS.org) A member of the United Kingdom’s royal family is reportedly expected to visit Israel this year, marking the first time a British royal would make an official visit to the Jewish state. The royal family has traditionally shunned Israeli invitations for official state visits, but members of the family have visited in a personal capacity and to attend dignitaries’ funerals. While it’s unclear which British royal would visit Israel, it has been speculated it will likely be Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, who attended the funeral of the late Israeli INTERNATIONAL President Shimon Peres last year British BDS activist in Jerusalem, The Independent denied entry into Israel reported. The report added that (JNS.org) A week after the Is- Queen Elizabeth would likely
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MARCH 17, 2017 skip the trip due to her advanced age and health concerns. Earlier this week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin extended an invitation to the British royal family to visit Israel during his meeting with U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Jerusalem. Rivlin proposed that the visit coincide with celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which established British support for the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and President Vladimir Putin meet last week in Moscow. Credit: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu via Twitter.
‘We will not exchange’ terror for terror, Netanyahu tells Putin on Syria and Iran (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow Thursday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the meeting, Netanyahu sought to further enhance the “enduring relationship” between the two countries and to “continue the ongoing link between Israel and Russia in order to prevent friction” in Syria. The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that Netanyahu conveyed “Israel’s strong opposition to the presence of Iranian forces, and those of its proxies” on Israel’s northern border with Syria. Since becoming actively involved in the Syrian civil war in 2015, Russia has worked closely with Iran in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Despite Russia’s alliance with Iran and its proxies in Syria, Israel has reportedly conducted several airstrikes targeting Iranian-sponsored weapons convoys heading to the terror organization Hezbollah in Lebanon. Regarding Iran’s military presence in Syria, Netanyahu stated, “This is a very important meeting for the security of Israel. Victory over the terrorism of Daesh (Islamic State) cannot lead to an upsurge in terrorism by Iran and its proxies. We will not exchange
terrorism for terrorism.”
MIDDLE EAST Israeli defense minister calls for population swaps in future peace deal (JNS.org) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that any future peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians should include some Israeli-Arab Knesset members becoming citizens of a future Palestinian state. The defense minister posted a message on his Facebook page in which he listed three Arab Knesset members alongside the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel’s Northern Branch. “There is no reason that Sheikh Raed Salah, Ayman Odeh, Bassel Ghattas or Haneen Zoabi will continue to be citizens of Israel,” said Lieberman, mentioning figures who all have histories of anti-Israel statements and have been accused of incitement. Lieberman, a strong advocate of population swaps in the context of any future peace deal, reiterated his past calls for such measures. He suggested that Israeli Arabs be included in a Palestinian state if a two-state framework is agreed upon, saying, “The only way to a sustainable agreement is through land and population swaps as part of a larger regional peace deal.” “It cannot be that a hegemonic Palestinian state will be established, without a single Jew—100 percent Palestinian, and Israel will be a bi-national state with 22 percent Palestinians,” Lieberman said.
An IDF Merkava Mk 4m Windbreaker tank. The IDF has launched a pilot program in which women will be trained as tank operators for the first time in the Israeli military. Credit: IDF.
IDF to train women as tank operators for first time
will be trained as tank operators. The program is part of the IDF’s efforts to increase gender integration in infantry combat units. The screening process for suitable candidates among new recruits is already underway, the IDF said. The program will include 15 women, who will begin training during the summer after completing basic military training. As part of the four-monthlong training program, the women will be assigned to the 460th Armored Division and stationed at the Shizafon Base in southern Israel, home of the IDF’s advanced armored training school. Unlike their male counterparts, women serving in infantry combat units will be primarily assigned to routine security missions. As such, their training will be adjusted accordingly, and they will be expected to master the operation of Merkava Mark III tanks, used primarily in border protection units.
Home of Palestinian terrorist raided after Jerusalem stabbing attack (JNS.org) Israeli police raided the eastern Jerusalem home of Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Ibrahim Mattar Monday, just hours after the suspect initiated a stabbing attack on two border guards at the Lions’ Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. The police officers were moderately wounded in the attack when Mattar, 25, stabbed them with a large butcher’s knife. The injured border guards were transported to Hadassah Hospital for treatment and were reported to be fully conscious and in stable condition upon arrival. The guards shot the terrorist during the attack, and he later died of his wounds. Following the attack, police entered the Mattar family home in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem and arrested four family members, including the attacker’s parents and one of his brothers. Jabel Mukaber has been home to several Palestinian terrorists since the beginning of a Palestinian terror wave that began in October 2015.
Israel arrests members of Hamas terror cells in Judea and Samaria
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel Defense (JNS.org) Israel’s Shin Bet seForces (IDF) Thursday launched curity agency Sunday announced a pilot program in which women the arrest of two Palestinian men
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who had planned to carry out terror attacks on behalf of Hamas in Judea and Samaria. A joint operation between the Shin Bet and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) led to the arrest of Muhammad Azi, 20, from Jamain, and Nur Aldin Ghait, 22, from Hebron. Azi and Ghait had planned to carry out terror attacks by shooting at civilian and IDF vehicles. In preparation for the attacks, the Hamas suspects surveyed local roads and prepared to place nails in the road, hoping to force Israeli vehicles to slow down. The suspects produced and tested improvised explosive devices to throw at Israeli cars. The arrests occurred as part of a broad terror crackdown in Judea and Samaria by the Shin Bet, IDF and Israel Police. Israel’s security services also recently arrested several students from Birzeit University who were actively involved in a Hamas-affiliated Islamist terror cell, which, according to the Shin Bet, operated “pursuant to Hamas’s efforts to establish itself on the ground.”
efforts on his behalf by Jordanian lawmakers. Speaking on the Al Jazeera network in May 2001, Daqamseh’s mother said her son had “no regrets” about the murders and that the only thing he expressed remorse about was the fact that his gun “did not work properly.” Otherwise, he would have “killed all of the passengers on the bus,” his mother said. The shooting occurred three years after Israel and Jordan signed a historic peace treaty. Shortly after the incident, King Hussein, Jordan’s ruler at the time, paid a rare visit to the Jewish state and personally delivered his condolences to the girls’ parents.
More ‘active’ US needed in Middle East, Israeli defense chief Lieberman tells Mattis
(JNS.org) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with his U.S. counterpart Secretary of Defense James Mattis last week in Washington, D.C., with Lieberman urging Mattis that the U.S. needs to be more “active” in the Middle East. Lieberman, according to a statement from his office, told Mattis that “the position of the United States, as it currently is being expressed, is crucial to eliminating obstacles that undermine stability in the Middle East and for exploiting opportunities to bolster moderate forces. We need an active America in our In Naharayim, Israel, a memorial to the victims of Jordanian soldier region.” The defense chiefs agreed Ahmed Daqamseh’s murder of about the need to strengthen seven Israeli schoolgirls at the moderate actors in the Middle Island of Peace border post. East and to create a coalition to Daqamseh is due to be released combat terrorism. from prison this week. Credit: J. “Strategic cooperation beMiller via Wikimedia Commons. tween Israel and the U.S. is vital Jordanian who and critical, not just for Israel’s murdered 7 Israeli security but for the security and schoolgirls released stability in the Middle East as a from prison whole; and it impacts global se(JNS.org) A Jordanian soldier, curity as well. The global axis of Ahmed Daqamseh, who mur- evil currently stretches from Iran dered seven Israeli schoolgirls in to North Korea,” stated Lieber1997, was released from prison man’s office. this week after serving 20 years. Daqamseh killed the Israeli 2016 was ‘one of Israeli schoolgirls in a shooting ram- economy’s best years,’ finance minister says page at the “Island of Peace” post on the Israeli-Jordanian border. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The girls had been visiting Jor- JNS.org) Israel’s economy grew dan on a school trip. Following 4 percent in 2016, exceeding the the shooting, a Jordanian mil- growth rate of other Organizaitary court sentenced Daqam- tion for Economic Co-operaseh to life in prison after he was tion and Development member deemed mentally unstable. He states, which averaged 1.7 perwas released early following sev- cent, the Israeli Central Bureau eral years of intensive lobbying of Statistics said Thursday.
PAGE 25 Israel’s gross national product stood at 2.5 percent in 2015 and 3.2 percent in 2014. The country’s business sector experienced 4.2-percent growth in 2016 compared to 2.3 percent in 2015, the bureau said. The newly released data also said that Israel’s gross domestic product per capita has also grown. Private consumption of fixed-price goods and services increased 6.3 percent in 2016, after growing 4.3 percent in both 2015 and 2014. Overall, 2016 saw a 2-percent rise in fixed prices, which are unaffected by inflation rates, compared to 0.5-percent growth the previous year. “It is safe to say that 2016 will be remembered as one of Israeli economy’s best years,” Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Thursday.
PLO names youth camp after terrorist who killed 37 Israelis, including 12 children (JNS.org) The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Supreme Council for Youth and Sports recently announced that it will name a youth camp after Dalal Mughrabi, a female Palestinian terrorist who masterminded a terror attack that killed 37 Israeli civilians, including 12 children. During that 1978 attack, known as the Coastal Road massacre, Palestinian terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s Coastal Highway near Tel Aviv and embarked on a murderous rampage with Kalashnikov rifles, mortars, grenades and explosives. It remains the deadliest terror attack ever carried out in Israel. The PLO’s decision to name a youth camp after the attack’s orchestrator, Mughrabi, was received enthusiastically by the District Governor of Ramallah Laila Ghannam, who praised the initiative for “remembering the pure-hearted martyrs” and insisted on a “solidarity rally” to commemorate the terrorists who carried out the massacre, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported March 5. Ghannam’s lauding of the initiative was prominently featured on the PLO Council for Youth’s official Facebook page. According to PMW, “it is far from surprising” that the PLO Council for Youth would name a camp after a Palestinian terrorist. The council is headed by Jibril Rajoub, a Palestinian official with a history of glorifying terrorism.
Christie Blames U.S. Attorneys For Getting Fired by Trump By: Claude BrodesserAkner
ov. Chris Christie on Monday took aim at U.S. attorneys who were told to quit by President Donald Trump, saying the federal prosecutors were political appointees who knew they were living on borrowed time. "All this moaning and complaining from people like Preet Bharara and Paul Fishman is to me, ridiculous," said Christie during an appearance at electronics manufacturer LG to tout new unemployment numbers. "They received notice that they were leaving office. That notice was given to them by the people of the country on November 8, when they elected a Republican president."
"All this moaning and complaining from people like Preet Bharara and Paul Fishman is to me, ridiculous," Fishman, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, resigned Friday at the request of the White House, which also demanded the resignation of 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by President Obama. Bharara, the U.S. attorney for
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Anti-Development or Anti-Semitism? Jackson Council Silent on Dorm Ban By: Mike Davis
ouncil members remain tight-lipped on a controversial move to ban dormitories in the town, even as the officials are peppered with criticism from Jewish residents who claim the measure singles them out for bias treatment. The pubic debate has centered on whether the ordinance is anti-Semitic or anti-development, but township officials have refused to weigh in. A vote on the measure was scheduled for Tuesday, barring cancellation due to NJ Governor Chris Christie took aim at US attorneys who were the expected winter storm. fired by Trump. He said that they knew they were political Only two council members reappointees sponded to calls from a reporter, the Southern District of New scandal over 2013's politically and both Council President Ken York, tweeted on Saturday that motivated access lane closures at Bressi and Councilman Barry he'd been fired after refusing the George Washington Bridge. Calogero ultimately deferred any Fishman had lamented that comment until the public hearto resign as requested by President Donald Trump over the his ouster, while expected, was ing before the vote, even though needlessly abrupt, telling USA the measure has provoked strong weekend. Christie, a former U.S. attor- Today that "a transition period reactions. ney for New Jersey, was named would have been a lot better." Dormitories are closely linked The governor, however, re- to the religious schools of the by Republican President George jected Fishman's argument on area's growing Jewish Orthodox W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001. Two weeks after Democrat Monday. community — a point not lost "Did he somehow think that Barack Obama was elected president, Christie tendered a President Trump was going to resignation letter on Nov. 17, reappoint him?" asked ChrisDormitories — defined 2008 that became effective Dec. tie. "I think that was unlikely. I as buildings "designed 2, 2008. He announced he was think that the president handled or converted to contain running for governor shortly it well. The people that handled living quarters" used it poorly were the United States after that. by schools, colleges or Fishman's office oversaw attorneys who didn't hand in religious groups — would the successful prosecutions of their resignation." be unilaterally banned three Christie allies in connecthroughout the town. See Christie Blames U.S. , page 38 tion with so-called "Bridgegate"
The pubic debate has centered on whether the ordinance is anti-Semitic or anti-development, but township officials have refused to weigh in. A vote on the measure was scheduled for Tuesday, barring cancellation due to the expected winter storm.
on several Jewish residents who spoke against the measure at a meeting last week. They contend the proposed restriction reflected anti-Semitism. Residents who spoke in favor of the measure said it was necessary to stem congestion and overdevelopment. They said it does not reflect anti-Semitic views. The public will have to wait to hear council members views. "I'll weigh the merit of the ordinance at the time it's up for discussion," Bressi said. The only official township comment is an unsigned statement on the township website that claims "the purpose of the ordinance is to preserve the character of Jackson Township." It's
listed under the website's "did you know?" section. "Prohibiting dormitories from a zone in which public schools are allowed" would not violate the law because "it is not the school itself that is being prohibited, but the unrelated dormitory use," according to the statement. It rejects any claims of discrimination as the ordinance "applies to both public and private institutions." Avi Schnall, New Jersey director of Jewish advocacy group Agudath Israel, expects that the council will pass the ordinance. That decision has come without responding to any of the numerous complaints lodged by See Anti-Development, page 38
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On the Jewish State’s Micro-State, an Israeli Couple Rules a Beach for 65 Years By Franziska Knupper
hen shooting the movie Exodus, Paul Newman was a frequent visitor in Achzivland, and Rina Avivi seems to be proud of it. Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot and Bar Refaeli also apparently got their summer tans in this remote and idyllic bay situated only a stone’s throw away from the Lebanese border and Nahariya, Israel’s northernmost city. “I met Sophia when I just moved to Achzivland. She taught me how to make real good spaghetti,” recalls the 70-year-old Avivi, who starts laughing. It comes as no surprise that the rich and famous gathered on this little stretch of beach to get a glimpse of this controversial place and its inhabitants. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the green hills of the Galilee, about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) north of Acre, lies the empire called Achzivland. Right behind a little blue, metallic gate appear several wooden houses, a wild arrangement of self-made cottages, a hut for passport control, an open-air parliament, boat docks and a museum. Numerous cacti pop out of the dry earth, with the smell of salt and fish sweeping over from the coast. It has been more than 60 years since the fisherman and former soldier Eli Avivi discovered this bay and founded his own micro-state spanning 3.5 acres, limited by the country road on the right and the ocean waves on the left.
When shooting the movie Exodus, Paul Newman was a frequent visitor in Achzivland
The breaking of the waves is Achzivland's national anthem. Credit: Franziska Knupper.
their own laws. The motivation of such settlers can be diverse. Some of them wish to live a political or ideological alternative. Others seek to escape property prices and tax laws. For some, it is pure entertainment, while others hope to create a space devoid of the law. For example, the Danish socalled Free State of Christiania in Copenhagen is famously known for its liberal handling of illegal substances; the Dominion of Melchizedek was founded for the cause of bank The micro-state of Achzivland. Credit: Franziska Knupper PRina fraud and money laundering; Avivi in Achzivland. Credit: Franziska Knupper. and the Free Republic Liberland between Serbia and Croatia is home to the Tcheque Party of Free Citizens. There are hundreds of such utopian holds in the world, with fantastical currencies, elections, stamps, border controls and even their own languages. Sometimes they go unnoticed, and they are often tolerated by
Actress Sophia Loren in Achzivland in 1960
The entrance to the Achzivland micro-state. Credit: Franziska Knupper.
bulldozers demanding them to stop, Rina remembers. “That’s when we started to speak about our own country. Our land in Achziv,” she says. In 1972, the couple ripped apart their Israeli passports and created new ones. “I designed the emblem all by myself,” notes Rina. This protest caused the Avivis to be taken into custody for eight days. But the judges were faced with a curious legal loophole. Quite ironically, there was no Israeli law against the founding of a state or declaring land your own. As a compromise, the Avivis agreed to officially lease the land from the state. From squatters, they had turned into regular renters and state-owners. “Since that day, they have left us alone,” says Rina, adjusting her blue sunglasses as two grey, scraggy dogs follow her movements with tired eyes. The only other time the refuge was disturbed was in 1982 during the First Lebanon War, when militants used the beach in order to land unnoticed on Israeli lands. “One time they even broke into our house,” says Rina. “Luckily, I was prepared. And I think they were so surprised to see a blonde women, barefoot and with a machine gun, that they left immediately.”
wedding dress is took pictures between the ruins. The Avivis’s property is a real treasure trove for any archaeologist. Everybody in history has been fighting about this little piece of land: the Canaanites, the Greeks, the Romans, the Crusaders and the pirates— they all settled here, leaving a rich selection of vases, tools, jewelry, inscriptions and busts. Eli is an archaeological enthusiast. All of his life, he dug up Achziv’s earth and stored his precious finds in his very own museum—an impressive collection without order, its content claimed by the state of Israel on several occasions. Rina sighs. She tore a muscle in her knee, she says. The maintenance of the place is becoming too much for her alone. For about three years, Achzivland’s destiny has been solely in her hands. She is taking care of bureaucracy, tourists, gardeners, tours and construction workers. During the summer, which is the peak season for visitors, Achzivland can be packed with hikers, tourists, backpackers and other curious souls. But the ambiance of the 1960s and 1970s seems to have vanished. “Most of them are coming with the car and only stay for one night. None of them take part long term,” Rina says. The days when Achzivland was a
It has been more than 60 years since the fisherman and former soldier Eli Avivi (pictured above)discovered this bay and founded his own micro-state spanning 3.5 acres, limited by the country road on the right and the ocean waves on the left
Of course, the micro-state’s national anthem is the breaking of the waves. The flag shows a topless and jolly mermaid. Strictly speaking, Achzivland is a dictatorship. The president is elected by his own vote. By now, Rina and Eli Avivi are the only citizens. The nation seems to have lost its townspeople over the years. They came and left. But the first lady does not seem to mind. “I’ve had enough encounters and experiences in my life. Now, I am fine with the ocean,” Rina says. Micro-nations like Achzivland are the rural brother of the urban squat. People claim their right over a certain territory of land without the recognition of other states or the permission of a government. They rule it according to
the regional authorities. Originally from Munich, Rina Avivi arrived in Israel af- A view of ruined Akhzivland from the outside cove ter the 1948 War of IndepenRina was under 18 when the jority of the 2,000 people from dence when she was 5-yearsold. She prefers not to speak couple got married. Her old- the formerly Arab village of er husband had already lived Az-Zeeb had already left the about her family’s destiny. a complete and eventful life. stretch of beach during the During the British Mandate pe- 1948 war. Eli was all alone in “I met Sophia when I just riod in Israel, Eli was part of the Achziv. Nobody seemed to moved to Achzivland. She Jewish militant underground pay attention to him and his taught me how to make organization Palmach, and af- blonde wife. But in the 1970s, Israeli ter the founding of the state he real good spaghetti,” served in the navy. He sailed on authorities sought to build a recalls the 70-yearhis own throughout the Medi- highway and a national park old Avivi, who starts terranean before discovering right on the Avivis’ premises. laughing. The village’s last remains had the bay of Achziv in 1952 and declaring it his property. He has to go, and only the mosque “I met Eli when he was still now grown silent, as his hear- and the mayor’s house are living here all by himself. No- ing is impaired. Gently, he lis- left. The massive mansion in the middle of the estate is the body cared about this area. He tens to Rina’s tales. The first years on Achziv former house of Az-Zeeb’s sold fish to the Kibbutz I was living in at that time. To me he were peaceful. Everything in mukhtar (head of the village) was a true Robinson Crusoe,” the young country of Israel and the current museum of was still developing. The ma- Achzivland. Eli stood on the she says.
Rina Avivi in Achzivland. Credit: Franziska Knupper.
As a result, barbed wire fences and closed-circuit televisions were installed at every corner of the property. Achzivland suddenly had a proper border. The paradise had transformed into a fort. In Israel, you can become a hippie, but not without your gun. Rina points to the sand-colored walls down at the beach, to remains of Phoenician graves. On the day of this reporter’s visit, a freshly married Arab couple in tuxedo and
haven for all the strange and stranded characters are over. The long phase of reflection and the time of internal inventory has started, Rina declares. The next big project: writing memoirs and digitalizing all the pictures of visitors Eli has taken over the years. Rina wants to give her husband a place in his own museum, in his own history, she says, with the waves—Achzivland’s anthem—rumbling from afar. (JNS.ORG)
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A Personal Account of a Visit to Caliber 3; Israel’s # 1 Anti-Terror Training School By: Joseph Scutts
very year I am blessed with the opportunity to visit the Land of Israel during the High Holidays. To be able to visit the Holy Land, a country where our Forefathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) stood, where King David and King Solomon ruled and built the Temple and a place that we (as a Jewish people) have claimed as our Birthright for over 3,000 years is something that words can not describe. This past January, I had some time off between companies and decided what better way to spend my extended break than to be in Israel. As someone who has been to Israel over 50 times, I thought I knew every corner, nook and cranny that the Country has to offer. When I think of my past trips, I have covered every location spanning from the
northern tip of the Chermon (between Lebanon and Syria) to the waterfalls of the Golan, the beaches of Herzilia, the Holy Sites of Jerusalem, the deserts of Beer Sheeba and the southern tip of Eilat. Little did I know that right on the outskirts of Efrat, there is a hidden gem called Caliber 3 Self Defense Training School. Caliber 3 was originally established in 2003 by the IDF Col. Sharon Gat (Res.) and has since become the leading Counter Terror Academy in Israel. Today Caliber 3, run by dedicated military members of the IDF, provides top security solutions, high threat protection, intelligence operations and tactical training to military, law enforcement, government agencies and commercial clients around the globe. In addition, they have a Summer Program that trains our youth and leaders of
Caliber 3 has 7 shooting ranges that can be custom configured
Youth leadership training at Caliber 3
tomorrow. From the very beginning of your experience at Caliber 3, the dedicated staff go through every method, strategic maneuver and self defense strategy that are essential to one’s survival should they ever be in a terrorist or battle scenario, Heaven Forbid. The
Instructors are able to recreate first hand scenarios and execute (with perfection) both the immediate responses and the most effective defensive tactics (by either hand, knife or gun) should one ever have to make a split minute decision and in the most intense of circumstances.
Today Caliber 3, run by dedicated military members of the IDF, provides top security solutions, high threat protection, intelligence operations and tactical training to military, law enforcement, government agencies and commercial clients around the globe.
Joseph Scutts at the Caliber 3 Self Defense Training School on the outskirts of Efrat. He is pictured here is the middle; surrounded by the school’s instructors
They end the class by providing each participant (people from all over the world) with a certificate of completion that consists of a picture of Hagai Lev, an Israeli soldier that was killed in action a week after his visit to Auschwitz. In a country the size of New Jersey, in which we are
surrounded by enemies on all sides (Hezbollah and ISIS in the north, Hamas in every corner just to say a few) I can not stress enough the importance of taking your family to this essential and effective program the next time you See A Personal Account of a Visit , page 37
Professional team of Caliber 3 during a demonstration of a V.I.P. protection operation
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Can Snap Inc Live Up to the Hype of Its First Day of Trading? By Hadassa Kalatizadeh
hares of Snap Inc, parent company to Snapchat, surged an impressive 44% on its first day of trading after its IPO. Snap Inc, priced its initial public offering at $17 per share, slightly higher than the expected range of $14 to $16 per share. Trading then began at $24, reached a peak of $26.05, and closed at $24.48. The bulk of the first day’s profits were enjoyed by the large investors who got in early. Snap offered 200 million Class A shares, which do not include voting rights. The company, not wishing to dilute its power in decision making, has set up a three tier share structure. Class B shares carry one vote for each share. Founders Evan Spigel and Bobby Murphy will have the maximum voting rights with ownership of Class C shares, which carry 10 votes for each share. The overall optimism on Wall Street since the election of President Donald Trump has certainly been a contributing factor to the success of the IPO. Over the last three months, the Dow Jones is up 9.6%, the NASDAQ composite is up 11.5% and the S&P 500 gained 8.7%. Recently, the Dow Jones crossed the 21,000 threshold for a new milestone. In comparison to similar past
ark Zuckerberg helped to create a whole new world when he unveiled Facebook in 2004. Barely 20 years old, the fresh faced college student knew he had something special with his technological find. But even this genius had no way to predict how Facebook would change the world. Now just 17 years later, this 32-year-old billionaire is ready to give it all up? Why? According to those closest to the developer, Zuckerberg is disgusted with the way the public has used and abused the platform. “He wanted to create a way for people to connect; not tear them apart,” explained one colleague. Since its inception, Facebook has enjoyed a wild ride of success. With more than 1.2 billion people logging on every single day, one would think that Zuckerberg fulfilled his dream of global connection. But, according to friends and coworkers, that wasn’t at all what Zuckerberg had in mind when he and a group of friends built the concept (and the reality) of the famous site back in their Harvard dormitory. “What Mark wanted most was to bring the world together. It’s not good enough if it brings along some people and leaves others behind.” And when it comes to using the platform he
Lebenthal Family About to Close on Deal to Sell Firm By Charles Bernstein
ccording to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the drama around Wall Street firm Lebenthal will soon be concluded. The firm’s founders’ granddaughter Alexandra Lebenthal is reportedly ready to close, as early as this month, on a deal to sell the former municipal bond firm. InvestmentNews reports, Shares of Snap Inc, parent company to Snapchat, surged an “Lebenthal Holdings currentimpressive 44% on its first day of trading after its IPO. Snap Inc, ly consists of a capital-markets priced its initial public offering at $17 per share, slightly higher unit that underwrites corporate than the expected range of $14 to $16 per share bonds and an asset management The firm’s founders’ granddaughter Alexandra Lebenthal is IPOs, Twitter Inc made a splash started in 2016, and the demo- unit. It sold the municipal bond reportedly ready to close on a deal to sell the former municipal on its first day with reports of graphics are so specific, investors business in 2014. While Ms. bond firm, as early as this month,. 73% gain. Alibaba was up 38% on may fear instability in that teens Lebenthal and her brother James the day of its IPO. Yet other suc- are inclined to suddenly change contend the firm's businesses troubled financially.” process of taking care of unpaid cessful stocks such as Facebook their preferences. are stable, they admit the firm is Lebenthal said, "I am in the bills." Further, as far as Snap’s finanInc had a modest first day with In 1925, the firm was founded only a 0.61% increase. Despite cials, company revenue is growas Lebenthal & Co. In the 1960s that lackluster debut, Facebook’s ing, but so are company losses. and 1970s, after a memorable share price has risen 260.26% In 2016, while Snap’s revenues television commercial was used over the past five years, while the grew to $404.5 million, or nearly by James Lebenthal, the late son Internet Services industry overall six times that of 2015, net loss for if the founders and the father of the year increased 38% to $514.6 gained 153.47%, as per Zacks. Alexandra and James, to adverSnapchat is a social me- million. Also Notable is that, tise the firm’s municipal bond dia messaging service popular Snap’s valuation is more than 60 business, the company had beamong teens and millennials, times its revenue. User growth come a household name to many boasting more than 158 million is also slowing down, whereas New Yorkers. In 2001, Advest active users daily. The figures are competitors such as Instagram bought the business from the particularly desirable to advertis- and Facebook continue to report family. Merrill Lynch then took ers because this is the demogra- robust growth. over Advest. Then in 2007 for It remains to be seen if Snap’s phy most likely to shop online. a $1,000, Alexandra Lebenthal Still this strength is also a source success story will be fleeting, or if bought back from Merrill the of vulnerability for the company. its management team will be able rights to her family name. Since the company’s only source to diversify its revenue base and Alexandra with her father, James Lebenthal, and grandmother, The Lebenthal family and of revenue is advertising, which create lasting value. Sayra Fischer Lebenthal, the cofounder of the original Lebenthal See Lebenthal Family About, page 38 & Co.
Zuckerberg Wants Out of Social Media; Set To Leave Facebook Later This Year Edited by: JV Staff
Michael Bloomberg’s Longtime Money Manager Steps Down By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh
lice Ruth, Michael Bloomberg’s longtime money manager, has stepped down. For most of the decade she has served as the chief investment officer for Willett Advisors LLC, Bloomberg’s multi -billion dollar family office, which manages his personal and philanthropic investments. As per the WSJ, Mrs. Ruth left what she called her “ultimate career opportunity”, Zuckerberg is disgusted with the way the public has used and abused the platform. “He wanted to create a way for people to and is contemplating other mon- Alice Ruth, Michael Bloomberg’s long-time money manager, ey-management positions in the has stepped down. For most of the decade she has served as connect; not tear them apart,” explained one colleague. vast world of opportunities. the chief investment officer for Willett Advisors LLC, Bloomberg’s created to bully or disparage many behind the scenes say that Late last year Ms. Ruth, a multi -billion dollar family office, which manages his personal others, Zuckerberg is complete- the Facebook founder has no Dartmouth alumnus, began and philanthropic investments. ly disgusted. “He hates the way intention of being a part of the some users utilize the platform changes and will announce his speaking with Steve Rattner to bring others down or even to exit from Facebook in the comabout stepping down from her circulate false accounts of events ing months. role, and it was made official Since marrying wife Priscilla or history.” as of January 1. She had left the While Facebook itself begins Chan M.D., in 2012, Zuckerberg Gordon and Betty Moore Founa new chapter in harnessing its has discovered a new passion: dation in 2008 to help establish platform for the betterment of for eradicating disease and livWillett, along with Mr. Ratner society, focusing on remaking ing a healthier lifestyle. A pediaand a few others. Now she is the site in order to offer global trician who specializes in childinterested in pursuing another connectedness while fighting hood disease, Chan convinced long-term challenge after manisolationism and social ills. Al- her husband last year to fund aging the former NYC mayor’s though a manifesto recently the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative, money. She has not commented released by Zuckerberg himself whose main focus is health and yet as to what role she will take outlines a long-term plan by his education. The initiative has next in her successful career. company to revamp the site and also cited a long-term goal of She has been so instrumen“focus on social infrastructure working towards eradicating all tal to Willet Advisors, that she for the community for support- disease by the end of the 21st Late last year Ms. Ruth, a Dartmouth alumnus, began speaking has been replace by two not one ing us, for keeping us safe, for century. CIO’s, namely Brad Briner and with Steve Rattner (pictured above) about stepping down from informing us, for civic engageher role, and it was made official as of January 1 See Zuckerberg Wants Out, page 37 See Michael Bloomberg’s, page 31 ment, and for inclusion of all,”
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Outstanding Passover Recipes A healthy and nutritious menu everyone will love By: Gitta Bixenspanner
assover is in the air! Here's a healthy and nutritious menu, including a variety of salads and not much frying. Avail yourself of fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible. With a little ingenuity, one can easily create great healthy meals aiding to avoid the unnecessary weight gain that seems almost inevitable every Passover.
Salmon with sweet and sour leek sauce
Salmon with Sweet and Sour Leek Sauce I served these salmon fillets recently and got rave reviews. Tasty while easy to prepare. Ingredients 6 salmon fillets 2 Tbs olive oil 3 leeks, well washed and chopped 3 Tbs brown sugar 1/3 cup lemon juice ½ tsp salt Directions Sauté chopped leeks in olive oil on a medium flame until soft about 10 minutes, add brown sugar and lemon juice and allow to caramelize for another 10 minutes. Place salmon fillets over this mixture and broil for 10 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and serve, or allow to cool and cover for later use. Tastes great hot or at room temperature. Serves 6 Preparation 20 minutes
ever way you enjoy it here is a delightful recipe that can accommodate every taste. Ingredients 1 (4- to 5-pound) chicken, cut into quarters or if you prefer use chicken carcasses at 1 per quart of water 2 to 3 celery ribs, chopped or a small celery root 1 onion, cut into quarters 2 cloves garlic 1 parsnip 1 turnip or parsley root 3 to 4 carrots 2 zucchini Sea salt, to taste White pepper, to taste Directions Bring chicken and 6 quarts cold water to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove foam with a slotted spoon as it rises to the top. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 1 hour. Add celery and next 6 ingredients. Cover and simmer 2 more hours, for a strong chicken flavor. Allow to cool. Skim fat. Remove chicken from bones, and return meat to soup. If using the carcass remove them from the pot and reserve for other dishes. Add matzah balls, and serve.
Matzah Ball Chicken Soup
The best matzah balls are made with the Passover matzah meal. Their texture is special while the color is somewhat darker than with regular matzah meal. Ingredients 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup oil Matzah Ball ½ cup seltzer Chicken Soup 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper What's Passvoer without 2 cups matzah meal chicken soup and matzah balls? Directions Some like their soup full of Combine first 5 ingredients vegetables while others serve it clear. Some serve soup with lots in medium bowl. Add matzah of little matzah balls while oth- meal, and mix thoroughly. Chill ers like one per bowl. Which- for 1 hour.
Wet hands, and shape matzah mixture into 1 1/4-inch balls. (They will double in size when cooked.) Chill matzah balls 20 minutes. 3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add matzah balls gently to boiling water, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Matzah balls can also be cooked in the chicken soup for added flavor Prep: 30 minutes Chill: 1 hour 20 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes. Yields 20 yummy matzah balls For those that do not Matzah balls during the first days of Pesach, take some of the blintz sheets and slice very thinly and add some strands to the bowl of chicken soup. As an alternative, I use stranded spaghetti squash as a healthy substitute for noodles.
Chuck Eye Roast
or cold Ingredients 6 chicken breasts 1 1/4 cups potato starch 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbs oil Directions Mix together the eggs, potato starch, salt and oil. Cut the chicken into nugget-sized pieces and dip into the batter. Fry in oil until done. ***Note: If the batter seems a little thick, add a few drops of water. If too thin, a little more potato starch dissolved in a tiny bit of cold water. This mixture can also be used to coat fish, eggplant, zucchini or sweet potato or your favorite vegetable.) Sweet and Sour sauce ½ cup red cooking wine ¼ cup sugar 1 cup orange juice Bring to a boil, and pour over the chicken nuggets, or use as a dipping sauce. Note: Use this mixture whenever sweet and sour sauce is called for.
4 raw eggs 1- cup potato starch Salt to taste. Directions Combine mashed potatoes with eggs, salt and pepper. Add potato starch until mixture forms sticky dough. Boil salted water in large pot to allow for nokedlech to expand and drop tiny bits of dough into boiling water, passing it through a square holed potato grater is a good and foolproof idea, as pieces will be more even; simmer for twenty minutes so waChuck Eye Roast ter will not run out. Nokedlech Chuck eye roast is a very ten- tend to rise to the top of the wader roast that is tasty and soft. ter. After 20 minutes of cooking, However, feel free to choose remove with a slotted spoon. Passover Specialty your favorite cut of meat, such Great mashed potato makeover. Layered Salad Serve with roast chicken, as minute steak, Miami ribs, or Every year I end up with too butcher flanken for equally tan- roast or meat loaf gravy. much grated maror- horseradPreparation 10 minutes talizing results. ish, so one year I decided to put Serves 8-10 Ingredients my leftovers of the bitter herb 1 3-5 lb Chuck eye roast to good use. I discovered that Chicken Nuggets 1 chopped Spanish onion maror's sharpness could give ½ cup wine vinegar This is one of the most pop- some punch to salads and dips. 3/4 cup honey ular dishes with kids as well as Delight your company with this ½ tsp fresh ginger grated adults. It is from the few dishes wonderful and elegant salad ¼ tsp black pepper that I deem necessary to fry, be- that is almost a whole meal in 3 cloves garlic crushed cause it is so delicious. Serve hot one dish. Directions Place onions on bottom of roasting pan. Place roast over onions. Combine remaining ingredients and smear over all sides of meat. Bake covered 2-3 hours at 350°. (Generally, I calculate ½ hour per lb. of meat), serve over a bed of mashed potatoes, or nokedlech. Preparation 20 minutes Serves 8-12
NokedlechDumplings This recipe became a real winner in our family, it is easy to make and complements any soup as well as any meat, poultry or mock tomato sauce, feel free to double the recipe and keep it on hand to use at a later meal, as it freezes very well. Ingredients 4 potatoes boiled and mashed
Passover Specialty Layered Salad
Ingredients Dressing: 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 garlic cloves, minced
Salad: 4 cups finely chopped romaine lettuce 2 cups finely chopped iceberg lettuce 1/2 cup finely chopped radicchio 1/2 cup thinly sliced Belgian endive (about 1 small head) 1 1/2 cups finely chopped English cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped kohlrabi 1 cup finely shredded carrot ½ cup shredded horseradish for added pizzazz (optional) 1 cup diced seeded plum tomato (about 4 tomatoes) peeled See Outstanding Passover Recipes, page 36
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RAA Observes 1st Yahrzeit of Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum, zt’l and Launches Project CASP By Fern Sidman
ver 150 Rabbonim, family and friends joined the Rabbinical Alliance of America - Igud HaRabbonim at "The Bridge" on Flatbush Avenue on Sunday, February 26th (Rosh Chodesh Adar) to observe the first yahrzeit seudah of the longtime Director and Menahel of the Igud, HaGaon HaRav Gershon Tannenbaum, ZT” L. At the Yahrzeit Observance, the Igud commemorated the life and legacy of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT” L by launching of a new historical initiative of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, C.A.S.P the COMMUNITY AWARENESS SOCIAL PROJECT. Having earned the stellar reputation as a genuine Ohev Yisroel and Baal Chesed during his lifetime, Rabbi Tannenbaum's majestic legacy was remembered with impassioned words by a litany of speakers.
Tannenbaum. "This is the appropriate way to describe Reb Gershon, who was not only a great leader in our generation, but a person who was always there for people in need, declared an emotional Rabbi Klass. Mark Meyer Appel, a talmid of Reb Gershon said that is was "bittersweet" to live in a world without Reb Gershon, ZT” L. In describing Rabbi Tannenbaum's tenacious work on behalf of so many Jews. He personified everything that we speak about from the pulpits in our synagogues. He did everything right. He never complained, never spoke negatively and reached out to all with the sweetest words. Rabbi Tannenbaum work on behalf of Klal Yisroel will be remembered as a Rav that impacted thousands of lives, said Appel. Contemplating on the best way to remember Rabbi Tannenbaum's life and perpetuate his memory, Appel said he had spoken with numerous rab-
into venues for running pro- being fired at our communi- that it is Hashem who orches- speaker of the evening was grams, while actively sharing ties in the south of Israel by trates the outcome of every- Igud HaRabbonim Vice-President, Rabbi Yechiel Malik. Rabbi Zehnwirth spoke of the true mesiras nefesh that Rabbi Tannenbaum displayed over the course of his life and his special interest in concretely addressing the issue of abuse, youth alcoholism, drug addiction and other tragic social maladies affecting our communities in such staggering proportions. Subsequent to Rabbi Zehnwirth's exceptionally informative address, Rabbi Tannenbaum's two sons recalled their own personal memories of their father. They so Left to Right: Rabbi Aharon Zeev, Igud Member and Rabbi Aur Torah Sephardic Congregation, graciously shared with the Staten Island, New York, Rabbi Moish Schmerler, Coordinator (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi Yaakov Klass & olam a number of stories Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Presidium Members (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi Sholom Shuchat, Igud Dayan, that illustrated just how dedRabbi Herschel Kurzrock, Av Bais Din of Igud Bais Din, Rabbi Dov Aaron Brisman, Rosh Bais Din of icated he was as a father and Igud Bais Din, Rabbi Shamaryahu Shulman, Senior Dayan and Hon. President (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi how his constant presence in Berish Welz, Igud Dayan, Rabbi Hanania Elbaz, Presidium Member (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi Mendy their lives influenced them so Mirocznik, Executive Vice-President (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, Presidium Member (RAA/ greatly. IGUD) ideas with the tzibur that will improve the quality of life in such areas as health management and chesed initiatives. We will be going to Albany and Washington, DC for government advocacy and lobby day.
The objective of C.A.S.P will be the fulfillment of Rabbi Tannenbaum's vision of our synagogues becoming the center for all communal needs.
Left to right: Rabbi Hanania Elbaz & Rabbi Yaakov Klass, Presidium Members (RAA/IGUD), Reb. Mark Meyer Appel, President and Founder of the Bridge, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice-President (RAA/IGUD), Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Presidium Member (RAA/IGUD
Commencing the litany of yahrzeit seudah addresses was RAA/IGUD Presidium Member Rabbi Yaakov Klass, a close friend of Rav Gershon ZT” L. Rabbi Klass recalled a treasure trove of personal memories of Rabbi Tannenbaum and said, "He did so very much for Klal Yisroel in the short time that we had with him." Relating a story of the eulogy that the Gerrer Rebbe delivered at the petirah for Rabbi Meir Shapiro, Rabbi Klass said that the Gerrer Rebbe said that Rabbi Shapiro had "length of days" when in actuality he only lived until 52. He explained that the Gerrer Rebbe meant that a person's life is judged on what they do with the time that Hashem gives them in this world. How they spend their minutes, hours and days. Just as Rabbi Meir Shapiro's days were "complete" with shteiging away in Torah and mitzvos, so too was the life of Rabbi
bis and Rabbi Tannenbaum's family on the most appropriate way to honor Rav Gershon’s legacy in addition to publishing his work and life story. As a result, the Igud Presidium and Board have announced a new very important initiative to be led by RAA/IGUD Executive Vice-President, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik that would ensure that the work that Rabbi Tannenbaum had dedicated himself to during his lifetime would continue. The formation of C.A.S.P, the Community Awareness Social Project in memory of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT” L. The objective of C.A.S.P will be the fulfillment of Rabbi Tannenbaum's vision of our synagogues becoming the center for all communal needs. A place for all Jews to connect for the myriad of spiritual and physical resources and services. The mission of C.A.S.P will be to have our shuls and Mosdos transformed
Delivering both a powerful and heartfelt address was New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who was a longtime friend of Rabbi Tannenbaum. He said that Rabbi Tannenbaum was one of the "warmest, sweetest and most precious people I have ever met in my entire life." Assemblyman Hikind explained that while he does not generally use the word "extraordinary" to describe many people, that word most definitely embodied the spirit and soul of Rabbi Tannenbaum. He said that Rabbi Tannenbaum was possessed of the "basic simplicity of really caring for every Jew" while displaying the most remarkable leadership qualities. Hikind stated that, "Reb Gershon was a real leader. He did not watch which way the wind blows, but rather he took the bull by the horns and really led his people in a decisive manner. Words are cheap. Reb Gershon didn't talk the talk, he walked the walked," he added. Recalling the many trips, he took to Eretz Yisroel with Rabbi Tannenbaum, Assemblyman Hikind said, "Whether it was lethal rockets raining down in the north of Israel; coming from Hezbollah in Lebanon to the rockets
Hamas or the forcible eviction of over 9000 brave Jews from their beautiful communities in Gush Katif, I can tell you that Rabbi Tannenbaum was there. He was there for these Jews who were losing their homes, their communities and were deeply distressed." His voice reverberating with both passion and angst, Assemblyman Hikind queried the olam, "How many rabbis went to Gush Katif, when their people needed them? How many really cared? We have the moral and halachic responsibility to act, to do, not to just think and analyze.
thing we do. If we really want Hashem's intervention, then we have to earn it by putting ourselves on the front line. It is us who must make sacrifices for our people, for the pain of another Jew is our pain, and we can't sleep, we can't eat, we can't function unless we make every effort to relieve our brothers and sisters from the terrible matzav that they are in. And it was Rabbi Tannenbaum who was keenly aware of this and devoted his entire being to his people, no matter what the ramifications may be. This is the hallmark of a true Jewish leader."
"Reb Gershon was a real leader. Words are cheap. Reb Gershon didn't talk the talk, he walked the walked” – Assemblyman Dov Hikind
Another featured moment of the evening was the installation of Rabbi Chaim Komendant of NJ, Rabbi Sholom Shuchat of Crown Heights and Rabbi Berish Welz of Borough Park as Dayanim/Judges of its highly acclaimed Ecclesiastical Rabbinical Court. The RAA/ IGUD Beis Din is under the leadership of its Av Beis Din, HaRav Herschel Kurzrock; its Rosh Beis Din, HaRav Dov Aaron Brisman and its Senior Dayan and Hon. President, HaRav Shmaryahu Shulman. Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, a Presidium Member of the RAA/IGUD formally installed the new Dayanim. Rabbi Hecht noted that the RAA/IGUD has garnered an excellent reputation within the Torah velt and amongst the Jewish community as being both a rabbinic organization and beis din that is both trustworthy and proficient in Left to Right: Rabbi Yechiel Malik, Vice-President (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi Yaakov Klass, Presidium Member (RAA/IGUD), Rabbi Shaul adhering to the highest standards of truth and tzidkus. Yitzchok Zehnwirth, Igud Member and Coordinator Hatzalah of Presenting a proclamation Borough Park, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice-President from Israel's Chief Rabbi Da(RAA/IGUD), Reb. Mark Meyer Appel, President and Founder of vid Lau that bestowed great the Bridge . honor and highlighted the life He added, "Not only was of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT”L Recalling his younger days as an intrepid activist for the Rabbi Tannenbaum a super to the Tannenbaum family freedom of Soviet Jewry, while star as a rav, but he was a su- was RAA/IGUD Presidium as a member of the iconic Jew- per star as a human being. Member, Rabbi Yaakov Spivish Defense League under the I can tell you that up in sha- ak, shlita. Following birchas hamazon leadership of Rabbi Meir Kah- mayim, his now doing what ane, zt’l Assemblyman Hikind he has to be doing for Klall the Igud board thanked Rabbi Mirocznik and Rabbi Klass for said, "At the time, cynics of Yisroel." Introducing Rabbi Shaul an outstanding dinner with a all stripes asked us if what we were doing was really help- Yitzchok Zehnwirth, a co- special thanks given to Mark ing; they questioned our per- ordinator of the Hatzalah of Meyer Appel for hosting the sistent efforts. But we know Borough Park, and featured important and historic event.
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True Leadership – Ki Tissa 5777 By: Rabbi David Bibi
t the center of this week’s portion of Ki Tissa is the worship of the Golden Calf, but I believe more important than the sin is the lesson of Divine Mercy as an answer for our propensity to sin. We are taught the thirteen attributes of Hashem which we repeat whenever we beseech the Al-Mighty for compassion and forgiveness in the face of our transgressions. And we hear the words which man always longs to hear, Salachti KidVarecha – I have forgiven according to your request. King Solomon writes in Proverbs that a righteous man can fall seven times and still rise up. We say modeh veozev, admit and leave your sin, yerucham – and Hashem will grant forgiveness.
A true leader identifies totally with his people and their purpose, and is willing to give up everything for them. Moses exemplified this type of leadership. With this in mind, one must be puzzled by the Haftara which we read on Shabbat Zachor. The prophet Samuel conveys to King Saul, Hashem's command to wage battle against the Amalekites, and to leave no survivors—neither human nor beast. Saul mobilizes the Israelite military and attacks Amalek. They kill the entire population with the exception of the king, Agag, and they also spare the best of the cattle and sheep. Hashem reveals Himself to Samuel. "I regret that I have made Saul king," G d says. "For he has turned back from following Me, and he has not fulfilled My words."
The next morning Samuel travels to Saul and confronts him. Saul does not even know that he has done anything wrong. The verse writes, and Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "May you be blessed of the L-rd; I have fulfilled the word of the L-rd." When Samuel pressed Saul on the sound of the sheep in the distance and Saul’s failure to comply with Hashem’s command, Saul defends himself, saying that the cattle were spared to be used as sacrificial offerings for G d. Samuel explains that this was wrong. Saul admits his wrongdoing with the words “Hatati – I have sinned, for I transgressed the L-rd’s words, for I feared the people and I hearkened to their voice.” Saul invites the prophet to join him on his return home. Samuel refuses his offer. "The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you, today; and has given it to your fellow who is better than you." Again Saul admits his sin begging Samuel to accompany him so that the King can pray to Hashem. Agag is executed. Most likely the animals were killed. Apparently Saul has within 24 hours not only admitted his sin, not only has he regretted and promised to do better, he has fixed his sin. The chapter closes by telling us that Samuel did not return to Saul again. The door was closed and forgiveness was not to come. And the question is why? We know that Saul was "exceptional and fine; there was no one in Israel finer than him; from his shoulders and up, he stood taller than the rest." These words teach of his humility and greatness. The rabbis suggest that until this point he never sinned. And what of the rest of his life? The end is near and King Saul is on the verge of going to war to defend Israel from the
Philistines, but before doing so wants to know whether he will be successful. Since Samuel had died already, Saul secretly goes to a witch to temporarily bring Samuel back from the dead. Saul
All this simply compounds and complicates the question. Saul is certainly a saint so why did Hashem refuse to forgive him? In fact why did he not even give Saul a chance at
An artist’s rendition of King Saul slaying Agag, King of the Amalekites
sees the image of Samuel and hears the voice of the prophet which closes by explaining, “And the L-rd will also deliver Israel with you into the hand of the Philistines; and tomorrow, you and your sons will be with me.” Rashi comments on “with me” as being in my abode. The Rabbis explain that Samuel resides in the highest levels of Heaven and Saul is promised that he too will reside there indicating his greatness is matched by few others.
forgiveness? I believe the answer can be found in this week’s portion with Moses, our first and ultimate leader. After the Sin, when Hashem told him that He would destroy the Jewish people because of the sin of the Golden Calf, Moshe responds: “If You would, forgive their sin. And if not, please obliterate me from the book You have written.” By making this statement, Moshe offered to sacrifice more than his life; he was willing
to give up even his soul. “The book You have written” refers to the entire Torah. The rabbis say that each letter represents a soul of each of the children of Israel who left Egypt. Having your name erased means having your soul erased. Furthermore Moshe is identified with the Torah and he dedicated his soul for it, still he was, nevertheless, willing to sacrifice his connection with the Torah for the sake of Jewish people. Rabbi Abittan always explained that leadership involves self-sacrifice to the point of eliminating self-concern entirely. A true leader identifies totally with his people and their purpose, and is willing to give up everything for them. Moses exemplified this type of leadership. Moses was the most humble of all people yet when we come down to it, he allows everything to fall on his shoulders never yielding to the blame game. Hashem offered to make a new nation from Moses, but Moses refused to throw the people under the bus no matter their guilt. I believe that in understanding Moses’ greatness, we can understand Saul’s failure. When confronted with the sound of bleating sheep, Saul responds that it was they (the people) who brought them (the cattle and sheep) and had pity on them. It’s the proverbial, “I’m sorry, BUT …” And the answer lies in prophet’s response: “And Samuel said, "Although you are small (humble) in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel?” Apparently Saul only listened to the people out of his own humility rather than any nefarious reason. Although his humility may have been second to only Moses, and although he was completely righteous, he failed in the most important of lead-
ership qualities. A leader must lead. Saul instead appeared to lead but in reality followed his people. This advice is crucial is to relates all leaders today, especially the rabbinate. Too many are so afraid of their congregants and benefactors that they either lead by poll rather than lead by that which is right or lead with self-preservation most important in their mind.
The verse writes, and Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "May you be blessed of the L-rd; I have fulfilled the word of the L-rd." The Talmud tells us than in the generation before Mashiach, the face of the generation will be like the face of a dog. What does the Talmud mean? A dog walks in front of its master; the dog appears to lead, yet at each fork and corner, the dog always looks back to see where its master wants it to go. In the same way too many leaders of this generation lack conviction and direction. When pressed instead of doing what’s right, they look back to see which way political convenience and convention wants them to go. And when pressed, instead of protecting their flock, they act in self-preservation; they throw anyone under the bus. Too many synagogues look to hire rabbis they can “control” instead of the true leaders we need. We must sacrifice our desire for control and avoid leaders who not only look back for direction, because we will end up with those who look ahead primarily to protect themselves and their paychecks. We need leaders who are bound only to Heaven and set their sights only upward for direction.
Parshas Ki Sisa – Making a Difference in the World By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis
ometimes we wonder whether we puny individuals can make an impact on world events, whether we can make a real difference in G-d`s universe. Most of us would give a negative response to such questions. Parshas Ki Tisa however, comes to challenge that view. This week`s parsha impresses upon us that not only is it possible for us to make a difference, but it is our imperative to do so. The portion opens with
the words "Ki Tisa..." - "When you shall take a census of the children of Israel... every man shall give ‘v`nosnu` G-d an atonement for his soul... this shall they give...all who pass through the census, half a shekel..." (Exodus 30:11-13) At first glance, this commandment to count the Jewish people appears puzzling. Surely the Almighty G-d knew our numbers, so what purpose was there in a census? Moreover, why should the people be counted through a "half shekel"? Herein is to be found a profound teaching, which, if absorbed
properly, can be a life-transforming experience through which we can make that difference. Ki Tisa - the words with which the Torah commands the census does not literally mean "counting," but rather "the elevation of one`s head", impressing upon us that when we realize that we count, our heads are lifted up and we are elevated, That realization, that we can impact on the destiny of the world, that our words and deeds have significance, charges us with responsibility and allows us to grow and become better people.. Our sages offer many expla-
nations as to how we may best achieve this elevation. When we make a spiritual accounting by carefully scrutinizing our lives, then we transcend ourselves and grow spiritually. By having to contribute half a shekel to the census, we are challenged to realize that we are all only halves and that our nation is only as strong as its individual parts. It follows then that when we make a decision to pray with greater intensity and devote more time to torah study, to be more scrupulous about the observance of Shabbos and Kashruth, to make an effort to control our
tempers and to desist from loshen hora (gossip and slander), to reach out with chesed (loving-kindness and patience), then we are not only elevating our individual selves, but we are actually tipping the scales in favor of our people and the world. The half a shekel that we are called upon to donate is also symbolic of a heart broken in half which results from the awareness that we have failed in our mission of fulfilling G-d`s commandments. That realization is in and of itself an atonement for our soul.. As King David proclaimed in his
psalm: "G-d is close to the broken hearted..." (Psalm 34:19) Finally, the word v`nosnu - and they shall give" is a palindrome a word or phrase that reads the same backwards and forwards. reminding us that that which we give always comes back to us. In these tumultuous times, when we are all concerned about our personal safety and security, let us be aware that our most powerful protection is to be found in giving. We are all only halves, and to create that whole and to bring blessing to ourselves and to our people, we must learn to give. (HINENI.ORG)
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coordination with Chabad on Campus International, their own is in the making. It comes as a result of donor Dani and Diana Sragowicz of Bal Harbour, Fla., in an effort to provide Torahs to Chabad Houses and start-up minyans in need of one. In addition to the Scotland Torah, a shipment of Torahs went out two months ago to campus emissaries in North America. “More Torahs on college campuses means more access for
Jewish students to the words and wisdom of our heritage,” says Rabbi Yossy Gordon, executive vice president of the Chabad on Campus International. The Beis Yisroel Gemach is a project of Merkos Suite 302 in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Overseen on a daily basis by Bentzion Chanowitz, it has, to date, organized 137 loans of more than 90 Torahs, mostly to Chabad emissaries. Many of the loans are of refurbished Torahs on a short-term basis, with the goal of getting per-
Outstanding Passover Recipes top with iceberg. Layer radicchio, endive, cucumber, kohl1 cup finely chopped red rabi, carrot, peeled tomato, and red onion, evenly over lettuces. onion Drizzle with dressing. Cover 2 cups diced, cooked beets 3 hard-cooked large eggs, and chill 4 hours or overnight. Before serving arrange beets finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh over red onions; top with eggs. Garnish with parsley, if desired. flat-leaf parsley (optional) Preparation 45 minutes Direction Serves 10 To prepare the dressing, combine the first 7 ingredients, stirKohlrabi, Carrot, ring with a whisk. Set aside. To prepare the salad, arrange Squash slaw the romaine in the bottom of a Kohlrabi is a good substitute 2-quart glass bowl or trifle dish; for cabbage, which lends itself Continued from page 33
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nalize away their coreligionists’ depraved practices in the name of Islam. 1] I watched and linked to a video some years back of a modern day Egyptian cleric also making it clear that Khalid’s actions were calculated to terrify the apostates. Although
YouTube has, as usual, taken the video down by now, here’s my original translation of what he said: “People wonder how our lord Khalid could have eaten from such meat? Oh yes—he ate from it! Our lord Khalid had a very strong character, a great appetite, and everything! All to terrorize the desert Arabs [apostates]. The matter requires
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rael and the IDF as “perverted,” “criminal” and “anti-Torah.” Although standing IDF orders require soldiers to travel to and from their bases in uniform, soldiers from haredi communities are exempted from the rule if they feel that going home in uniform would put them in danger of verbal or physical abuse. “I sometimes get comments on the bus, but I try to ignore
it,” one haredi soldier told TPS speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized by the army to speak to the media, the soldier said he would continue to travel in uniform because he takes pride in the decision he’s made, he said a growing number of ultra-Orthodox youth would enlist if there wasn’t a community stigma surrounding the decision to serve. “The thing that bothers me the most about the effigies, or
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for humanitarian aid in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, to support political and security reforms as well as help prepare for good governance and the rule of law in a future Palestinian state, according to the notification sent to Congress quoted by the news agency. Republican Senator Rand Paul later introduced a bill that would immediately halt aid to the PA until it halts its effort to
join the ICC. In September of 2011, a $192 million aid package was frozen by Congress after the PA submitted a failed unilateral bid for United Nations membership. In April of 2012, Obama bypassed a Congress block and signed a waiver declaring that aid to the Palestinian Authority is “important to the security interests of the United States. Congress authorized the transfer amount to the PA,
manent ones for the borrowers. Other Torahs are brandnew, sponsored by donors the world over. The very first Torah loaned out, notes Chanowitz, was one he inherited from his father. More broadly, loans were made recently to Argentina, China, Toronto, Hawaii, Nebraska and to an Israeli kibbutz. A short-term loan was also given to a Chabad emissary from Lod, Israel, who accompanied hundreds of Jews to Zanzibar in East Africa, where they got to hear from the Torah while training for a month in the banking industry.
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suit against a Dear Colleague Letter. The solution to this corruption of both the Constitution and the mission of liberal education is for Congress to pass legislation that reforms Title IX and corrects the over-vague and elastic language that gives the DOE scope for such bureaucratic tyranny. Yes, the DOE’s latest assault, the 2016 “Dear Colleague Letter” mandating that students can use whatever restroom fits their assumed (CHABAD.ORG) sex identity, was suspended by Trump’s Executive order. But that’s a temporary fix that doesn’t in many delectable dishes and get at the root of the problem, being part of the cruciferous which goes beyond one federal family has the same healthy agency. Congress must step up properties. 1 large kohlrabi or 2-3 smaller ones. 1 large carrot 1 medium summer squash. ½ cup moror (horseradish) Continued from page 43 1 small onion Grate kohlrabi, carrots at strength, balance, stretching squash and moror. Cut onion in and aerobic fitness — the kind, strips and toss lightly. Serve over Oberlin noted, that "gets your your favorite green salad, or as heart rate up and makes you is. You may also stir-fry these sweat." ingredients and serve it as a side But that doesn't have to mean dish for fish or meat. an intense workout, Oberlin Preparation time: 20 minutes noted. Walking on a treadmill Serves 2-4 people does the job. And for people with balance problems or other physical limitations, she said, determination; these matters there are options like recumbent require strength—terrorism.” stationary bikes and rowing machines. (FRONTPAGE MAG) Does it necessarily take a forRaymond Ibrahim is a Shill- mal exercise program? Maybe man Fellow at the David Horow- not, Oberlin said. As long as itz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Continued from page 23 Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). rorist organization Al Shabaab. Al Shabaab preyed on second generation immigrants who felt when people insult me in my a disconnect between American home community, is that the society and their ancestral home. people who do these things are To stem the tide of continued rethe only ones who actually say cruitment by radical Islamist tersomething. But they represent rorists like Al Shabaab, the FBI's the views of a lot more people Joint Terrorism Task Force sucwho agree with them,” the sol- cessfully focused its investigation dier said. on the Muslim community in the After removing the effigies, greater Minneapolis area. police said they found two addiOn the other hand, groups tional dolls that were ready to be like the Council on Ameridisplayed and confiscated all of can-Islamic Relations (CAIR) the items for further investiga- seek to portray law enforcement tion. Police also asked the state prosecutor’s office for permission to open an investigation for incitement.
and reclaim its Constitutional right to make the laws. For just as appeasement begets appeasement, ignoring deep-state violations of the Constitution will create even more. The DOE’s tyranny permeates the federal bureaucracy, as we’ve seen under Obama with the politicizing of the IRS, the DOJ, and the intelligence community. That’s to be expected from a regulatory leviathan staffed by unaccountable partisan functionaries that every day encroaches on the Constitutional rights of American citizens and compromises their freedom. It is easy to put a low priority on our how progressive ideology has corrupted higher education, and spend our time and energy on reforming the tax code or
For Stroke Survivors stroke patients have been cleared to exercise on their own, they may be able to do something as simple as take a daily walk. "But if you have mobility issues, you might need a supervised program," Oberlin said. "What's critical is that you talk to your doctor first, to make sure that any activity you want to do is safe." Lackland agreed, and also noted that exercise is just one part of stroke recovery. He said patients need to take "comprehensive measures" to improve their health and reduce the likelihood of suffering another stroke. "That includes good blood
New York Cedes Ground as sinister characters sneaking through neighborhoods in trench coats looking to do harm to the community. One chapter urged community members to "Build a Wall of Resistance" and not cooperate with investigators in ongoing terrorist investigations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thankfully, many members of Minneapolis' Somali community rejected this approach. To blindly think that neighborhoods are somehow immune from the nefarious tactics used by either criminal or terrorist organization is to cede ground
MARCH 17, 2017 reining in the EPA. But remember the Jesuit maxim: “Give me the child until he is seven and I’ll give you the man.” Education today gets children at five, and in some cases continues to mold them until they’re 21. Changing the laws that empower bureaucratic ideologues to indoctrinate our children is the necessary first step to dismantling deepstate tyranny. (FRONTPAGE MAG) Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase. pressure control, weight control, not smoking and limiting salt in the diet," Lackland said. Why would physical activity benefit mental sharpness after a stroke? Other research points to several possible reasons, Oberlin said: Exercise may improve blood flow to the brain, promote the growth of new brain cells and connections among those cells, and reduce inflammation, to name a few. Oberlin was to present the findings Wednesday at the International Stroke Conference in Houston. Research presented at meetings is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. (HEALTHDAY NEWS)
to those who would do us harm. Police departments exist to protect and serve communities and one of those tools most helpful is knowing the makeup of each neighborhood they patrol. Turning that responsibility over to a terrorist-friendly mayor will only handcuff police with the ambiguity of political correctness and lead to greater harm. (IPT)
IPT Senior Fellow Patrick Dunleavy is the former Deputy Inspector General for New York State Department of Corrections and author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad. He currently teaches a class on terrorism for the United States Military Special Operations School.
gogue, founded in 1889, is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. (TPS) The incident comes amid a had become frequent. But Continued from page 9 we are also adamant to not wave of threats against Jewish but at least two Republican resistance,” Daniel Weiner, give in to the intolerance and institutions nationwide, inlawmakers acted to prevent the synagogue’s senior rabbi, growing climate of hate in Se- cluding more than 100 bomb the fund transfer, due to PA told NBC News. “We were attle and our nation, and will threats, mostly against Jewish actions attempting to join UN shocked that this had reached resist.” community centers, since the organizations as a sovereign our own community and that With more than 1,500 beginning of the year. entity. such things, such stereotypes member families, the syna(JTA) State Department officials said they decided to delay executing the transfer until the live side by side and find peace, new Secretary of State entered prosperity and security.” office - and it was assured that He just returned from a trip any funds transfer was consis- Continued from page 3 that this state will do everything to Israel in a gesture of support tent with the priorities of the in its power to end this hateful, for the Jewish state spurred by Trump government. to boycotts of Israel. He stat- intolerant campaign,” the gover- acts of anti-Semitism at Jewish As of now, at least accord- ed that New York will boycott nor said. “New York and Israel cemeteries, college campuses ing to Toner's testimony, the anyone who is boycotting share an unbreakable bond and and community centers across frozen money ultimately was Israel. I pray that the Israeli and Pales- the US. transferred to the PA. “This order sends the message tinian people will find a way to (INN) (WIN NEWS)
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ideas. What does Ezzammoury think of Geert Wilders? Well, said Ezzamoury, “he shouts a little too much,” and he's a conservative, whereas Ezzammoury himself is a man of the left – but at bottom, he pronounced, he and Wilders share “the selfsame ideology.” So who interviewed this courageous gentleman, this former
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Muslim who's knowledgeable – and refreshingly forthright – about both Islam and the Dutch? The New York Times? The Guardian? CNN? Guess again: his interview appeared in a local newspaper in Barneveld, a town of 30,000 in the largely rural province of Gelderland. Laurent Obertone made the point about his own country, France, in his 2013 book La France Orange Mécanique, and
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and an illustration in her honor (“Conquering the World With Light”); it also features reflections by Jewish women leaders who work with Jewish Girls Unite. It’s actually the third compilation of its kind. The works came about as a result of a campaign launched in 1974 by the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—encouraging women and girls over the age of 3 to light Shabbat candles. The initiative was called “Neshek,” an acronym for the Hebrew words neiros Shabbat kodesh or “candles
for holy Shabbat.” To support the effort, in 1977 the Lubavitch Women’s Organization released “A Candle of My Own,” a book that included writings on Shabbat, and artwork and illustrations by Jewish artist Michoel Muchnik. A second version was released in the 1980s, with all new essays and with photographs of girls lighting candles before Shabbat. The newest iteration, One More Light, will officially be released on March 1 as part of a global Jewish Girls Unite celebration of music and inspiration at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y. This event will be live streamed; all Jewish women and girls are invited to
it holds true for many other countries as well, the Netherlands included: when you want to know the facts about the dread impact of Islam on the West, don't bother looking in major national media; go to the regional press, where obscure, underpaid reporters who don't belong to the politically correct elite will give you glimpses of the truth that their big-time, big-city colleagues – people like the BBC's Anna Holligan – do their best to keep out of the public eye. (FRONT PAGE MAG) join. Explaining the timing of the new book, Susan Axelrod, JGU’s global strategy advisor and leadership coach, says: “There is a prevailing sentiment of anxiousness that crosses borders between countries, and barriers between people and groups. In this moment in time, we wanted to see, to love, to support and to lift up the Jewish girls who will become our Jewish mothers of the future and the mothers who are growing them.” Whether women run a business or the home during the week (and oftentimes, both), Axelrod stresses that “taking the time to light Shabbat candles offers women a breath, a prayer and an action that is vitally needed today.” (CHABAD.ORG)
healthcare approaches that date back centuries, in conjunction with modern techregimes. She believes that nology and understanding Continued from page 31 western medicine is incom- of disease, Chan and ZuckThe daughter of Chinese plete, only striving to treat erberg hope to find cures for refugees, Chan is a big be- illness, rather than get to its thousands of disease now liever in Traditional Chinese root cause and cure it. Using plaguing our society. Medicine and holistic health a combination of traditional (GETINKNEWS.CO)
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open primaries to enable the election of a single leader of the Zionist Union, enabling it to be alternatives being proposed by the core of a larger center-left Continued from page 16 groups such as the Movement block. However as she has nevmay not be dead, it is currently in for a Federal Israel and the Two er been a member of Labor, she States-One Homeland initiative, can only run if the party agrees deep hibernation. “If the new Foreign Affairs Ya’alon could reconsider,” said to hold open primaries. At the moment, only registered memCommittee succeeds in pushing the source. For the past several months, bers can vote in the party’s inthe party to a more pragmatic position, is willing to examine Livni has been lobbying for ternal elections. (TPS)
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Mr. Honig thanked the myriad partners in the audience who are part of the Chamber network, and have helped it reach this momentous day. They include New York State Supreme Court Justice Bruce Balter; Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings; Rabbi Mendy Carlebach; Pinny Ringel of the New York City Mayor’s office; and various other leaders in the chassidish, litvish and Sephardic communities, as well as several Jewish
community media outlets. New York Senator Charles Schumer, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were unable to personally attend the event, but sent enthusiastic official letters to commemorate the occasion. Following the ribbon cutting, the diverse group of attendees gathered inside at the stately new Chamber office for a VIP networking session, with a delicious buffet sponsored by the Reserve Cut steakhouse. The aura in the air was seeped with
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are in Israel. These words come from the heart and are in blessed memory of Bertin Tita, my Grandmother that
role in the hundreds of millions of scholarship dollars currently going to students attending the private school of their choice in more than twenty five states. Agudath Israel's leadership expressed its strong support of President Trump's pledge to provide $20 billion for school choice and offered to work with the administration and Congress to enact a meaningful program. "The meeting with Secretary
DeVos was quite unique and deeply gratifying," said Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel's vice president for federal affairs and Washington director and counsel. "The Secretary has an impressive familiarity with our community and the educational challenges we face. For an entire hour, she was fully engaged in discussing possible avenues to addressing those challenges. It was a meaningful dialogue that I am confident will bear fruit over the months and years ahead." Mr. Shlomo Werdiger, chair-
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would get a $2,000 annual tax credit to buy health coverage, with the credits increasing to a maximum of $4,000 for people over 60. A family would receive a maximum $14,000 in tax credits each year. The tax credits would be available in full to people earning less than $75,000 and households earning less than $150,000, but would be reduced for those who earn more. In addition, the Republican plan would expand people's ability to funnel money into taxfree health savings accounts. Under current law, individuals can put $3,400 a year into health savings accounts, which are designed to hold pre-tax dollars for future medical expenses. Families can currently set aside $6,750. The new limit would be at least $6,550 for individuals and $13,100 for families. Big changes to Medicaid
funding proposed The proposed legislation changes a laundry list of other ACA provisions. For example, it repeals a tax on medical devices and prescription medications, and delays the "Cadillac Tax" on high-cost employer health plans until 2025. The bill also calls for some wide-ranging changes to federal health care funding. Medicaid — the government-run program for the poor — would be converted to a state-based block-grant program, with federal funding capped per enrollee and based on how much each state spent on Medicaid in fiscal year 2016. The 31 states that chose to expand Medicaid would continue to get additional federal funding until 2020. However, funding would be reduced for anyone who tries to enter the program after 2020, or those who leave the program and then come back.
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anti-black racism, conversion via the sword, persecution of non-Muslim religious minorities, imperialism, colonialism – and the most barbaric abuse of women,” Chesler said. “Feminists and other Western academics and progressives simply do not want to know about Islam’s history or current nature. Those who critique Islam, however mildly, are accused of being racists and Islamophobes and may be sued or killed,” she added. Chesler said that feminists today should be focusing on combating “forced face-veiling, forced child marriage, female genital mutilation, polygamy, and femicide, or honor killing.” “Sadly, tragically, the femi-
enthusiasm and motivation amongst attendees, who were all eager to continue working together to make a real difference for Jewish community individuals and businesses around the world. “The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce is the only organization of its kind, aimed squarely at strengthening Jewish community business with so many innovative programs,” says Mrs. Odeleya Jacobs. “All I can say is ‘Hodu l’Hashem ki tov.’ We can clearly see the yad Hashem guiding us and empowering us at every step.” Continued from page 19
killed before their time and because of their Religion. With Hashem’s help, may we was killed ‘Al Kiddush Hash- only know of good news both em’ in a bus bombing by a now and for years to come. Joseph Scutts is a Vice PresPalestinian Terrorist 13 years ago. May Hashem bless Her ident and Financial Advisor memory and all of the oth- that works on the West Side and er Jewish Martyrs who were North Manhattan
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nists who are being funded by Soros; the non-Muslim feminists who proudly wore the hijab at the anti-Trump march simply do not understand that girls and women are killed for refusing to wear the hijab,” she said. She praised Israel for having robust feminist and gay rights movements and mused that any activists hoping to spearhead similar movements in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, and Pakistan, would end up being “jailed, tortured, raped, and murdered, perhaps beheaded.” Women like Rasmea Odeh and Linda Sarsour, the faces behind Wednesday’s women’s strike as well as January’s Women’s March, are not feminists, Chesler said. As Breitbart Jerusalem re-
man of Agudath Israel's board of trustees, summed up the feelings of his fellow board members. "It was clear to everyone that we have a true friend in the Department of Education." After the meeting, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement: "I look forward to continuing to work with Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Jewish community and all supporters of school choice who believe that every child, regardless of where they live or their family's income, should have an equal opportunity to a quality education." For the 19 states that balked at expanding Medicaid, the bill would provide $10 billion over five years to help extend coverage to the poor. The House Republican proposal also would cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization would no longer be eligible for Medicaid payments or federal family planning grants. Two key House committees — Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce — are expected to start working on the new health care package on Wednesday, the Times reported. House Republicans said they expect the committees to finish their work this week, so that the full House can pass the measure before a Congressional spring break scheduled to start on April 7. The Senate then would have to pass its own version of health care reform, and any differences between the two worked out in conference. (HEALTH DAY NEWS)
ported, Odeh, who together with other strike organizers are calling to “decolonize Palestine” and protest the “white supremacists in the current government,” is a convicted terrorist accused of bombing attacks in the late 1960s that killed two Israeli university students and injured nine more. In 1980, Odeh was freed from an Israeli jail as part of a prisoner exchange deal, and a decade later emigrated to the U.S. She recently made headlines again after being charged with immigration fraud for lying about her terrorist background when applying for U.S. citizenship. For her part, Linda Sarsour is an anti-Israel Palestinian-American activist who made headlines for becoming the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against Trump’s executive order on immigration. (BREITBART.COM)
American politics, border security, a political movement chanting “build the wall” swept state governor Janet Napoli- Trump into power. The San Diego fence worked. tano, who became DHS secretary, reportedly once said: “You So will Trump’s wall. Build the show me a 50-foot fence and Wall. I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder (AMERICANTHINKER.COM) at the border,” The rest, as they Daniel John Sobieski is a say, is history. freelance writer whose piecBut the consequences of un- es have appeared in Investor’s restricted illegal immigration Business Daily, Human Events, soon became too big to ignore Reason Magazine and the Chiand with a candidate willing cago Sun-Times among other to touch the new third rail of publications
Trump's Wall Is Already They saw in unrestricted immigration a means to fundamentally transform the demographics of America and its political landscape. A wave of what some called “undocumented Democrats” would be allowed to flood across the border as ICE was told not to enforce the law. Former border
The Borscht Belt photograph. Viewers empathize with haps we need these familiar ob- Scheinfeld because they underjects to engage comfortably with stand nostalgia for lost youth, the image because they ground profound attachment to physus in our own experiences; ical spaces during formative we instinctively recognize the years, and the compulsive descene and thus appreciate the sire to deconstruct personal Continued from page 21
Conway: 'I Have No The emails showed embarrassing behind-the-scenes efforts by of state. The probes are also Democratic operatives to help looking into Trump campaign Clinton win the party's presicontacts with Russian officials dential nomination. before and after the November ‘A lot of shoes vote. U.S. intelligence concluded to drop’ Russia hacked into the computMcCain, the losing 2008 Reer of Clinton campaign chief publican presidential nominee, John Podesta, with the anti-se- said "there's a lot of shoes to crecy group WikiLeaks then re- drop" about information beleasing thousands of his emails tween Trump associates and in the weeks before the election. Russia. Continued from page 9
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identity conflicts have become more intense,” said Clinton, who was president at the time of Rabin's murder. “Once you get into an ‘us and them’ world, then of course nobody should live under the same set of rules, we should have a better set of rules that work for us and not for somebody else.”
Clinton did not name President Donald Trump, who defeated his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the November presidential election. But he appeared to allude to the outlook expressed by Stephen Bannon, Trump’s top strategic adviser, who has spoken of an alliance of economic nationalists who seek to keep immigrants out of their countries. Rabin’s assassination “prefigured the battle that is raging across the world,” Clinton said, citing the current American po-
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Protesters arrested Police in Rotterdam arrested 12 protesters outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam after Dutch-Turkish demonstrators early Sunday pelted police on horseback with rocks and bottles. Police responded with batons and a water cannon. The clash erupted after protesters learned that Dutch police were escorting Kaya to Germany. Before clashes broke out, about 2,000 protesters had gathered
outside the consulate in Rotterdam, the country's second largest city, to show their support for Erdogan's government. Cavusoglu was barred from landing in the Netherlands because of growing opposition to Turkey's referendum campaigning throughout the European Union. After Cavusoglu was turned away, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said Kaya had entered the Netherlands from Germany, even though events at which she intended to speak al-
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residents in opposition of the ordinance. Attempts by Schnall and other bill opponents to meet and hammer out a compromise went unanswered, he said. “We don’t want to have these massive schools in our backyard. We agree. But let’s structure a way to make it work,” Schnall said. “We could require acreage. We could require buffer zones. We could require all these things to make it work but that was never done.” There currently aren't any yeshivas in Jackson and the only "dorms" in town are housing units operated by Six Flags Great Adventure for its seasonal
employees. In 2014, the zoning board rejected plans for an all-girls' Orthodox Jewish high school, which did not have a dormitory component. Schnall said he is not aware of any Jewish group looking to build a school, yeshiva or dormitory in Jackson. If the township council approves the ordinance change: • Dormitories — defined as buildings "designed or converted to contain living quarters" used by schools, colleges or religious groups — would be unilaterally banned throughout the town. • All school construction — both public and private — would be restricted to three relatively small zones: Neighborhood
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and more widespread cultural identity. The fear of losing these buildings and spaces that are embedded with historical significance is something that drives both photographers and viewers to this imagery. These haunting states of decay incite a sense of longing and awe that Marisa Scheinfeld has captured exquisitely. (JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL)
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rested and imprisoned in France. His lawyers repeatedly argued against holding a trial, arguing the attack was too long ago and that it won't make a difference for Carlos, already in prison for life. "What need is there to hold this trial?" asked one of Carlos' lawyers, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre. "It's a useless trial." The attack's victims, however, are relieved. "The civil parties demand justice," said Georges
McCain said he was troubled by his own party removing a provision from its political platform last year that called for a U.S. dispatch of defensive weapons to Ukraine to help in Kyiv's fight against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. "Clearly, it was not the will of most Republicans," McCain said. "There's a lot of aspects Continued from page 10 with this whole relationship with Russia and Vladimir Pu- task force’s members, said in a tin that requires further scruti- release that 167 House members ny and, so far, I don't think the of both parties had signed on to American people have gotten all the answers."
Holleaux, lawyer for the widows of the two men killed in the attack and other civil parties to the case. Prosecutor Remi Crosson du Cormier argued that the trial remains relevant today. "Democracy has two principal enemies - totalitarianism, and terrorism," he said, suggesting that Carlos is among "those who threaten democracy by their actions." The case is being heard by a special court made up of professional judges and with no jurors,
MARCH 17, 2017 as is the custom with terrorism trials in France. Yet an Arab language news magazine in France, Al Watan Al Arabi, published a long interview with a man it identified as Ramirez Sanchez five years after the attack. He allegedly claimed he had personally thrown the grenade into the restaurant, described the full details of the operation and explained why it was carried out. Carlos later disputed he had given the interview. Carlos was arrested in Sudan by the French intelligence services in 1994, in a dramatic sting.
most recently served in the envoy position under President Barack Obama. Forman’s a separate letter to Trump mak- LinkedIn page lists him as having served in the position; ing the same demand. Ira Forman, the former ex- Trump has not yet named a ecutive director of the National replacement. Jewish Democratic Council, (JTA)
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Harvard Business School. Mr. Mulderry, who received an MBA litical climate as one example, from Harvard Business school in and Britain’s vote to leave the Continued from page 31 operations. Mr. Briner was previ- 2010, was previously directing European Union as another. The ously overseer of natural resourc- private-equity style investments period around the assassination Andrew Mulderry. Mr. Briner, es and real estate for Willett. Be- at the company. He is continuing was a “microcosm” of what is oc- who has been with the compa- fore that he was employed with his private-equity work and in curring today, he said. ny since 2012, is now managing Morgan Creek for seven years, addition taking on venture capi“People who claim to want the public-market investments and and in 2006 graduated from tal fund investing. nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and brought in Jeffrey Lane, and division within national borformer chief executive at Bear ders all over the world,” Clinton Stearns Asset Management said. “It’s like we’re all having an Continued from page 31 the creditors in full. According and Neuberger Berman Inc.; identity crisis at once — and it is to the Journal’s sources, the deal Frank Campanale, former head an inevitable consequence of the company are now facing allega- wants to keep 44 employees in of Smith Barney's consulting economic and social changes that tions that they owe millions of addition to the firm’s name. group; and Andrew Grillo, a have occurred at an increasingly. dollars in debts. The report in the InvestmentNews reports, former executive at Smith BarJournal didn’t know if this deal “In 2013, the firm launched ney. The firm closed that unit (INN) would be enough to pay back all Lebenthal Wealth Advisors last summer.”
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ready had been canceled. Hours later, after arriving back in Istanbul, where she was welcomed by a flag-waving crowd Sunday, Kaya told reporters, "We were subjected to rude and tough treatment ... Treating a female minister this way is very ugly." Protesters have taken down the Dutch flag at the Istanbul consulate and replaced it with a Turkish flag. After being denied entry to the Netherlands, Cavusoglu spoke to more than a hundred Turkish emigres in the northern French city of Metz. French officials had said Saturday they had no plans to prevent his appearance. Commercial; Limited Commercial; and Planned Mixed Unit Residential Development. The ordinance was introduced on Feb. 28. Last week, the planning board quickly ruled that it was consistent with the township's master plan. When the council held the first public hearing on the ordinance, they were met with a vocal crowd split among those supporting and opposing the dormitory ban, with opponents identifying themselves as Jews. West Virginia Avenue resident Chaim Borenstein said the ordinance made it seem like "Jews are not wanted in Jackson. Ordinances like these, which specifically target the youth of our community, are insulting. It’s not Jackson-like and, frankly, it’s un-American.” (NJ.COM)
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well’s private home in London. The most substantive proof that there was an affair between Giuffre and Charles comes in the form of a photo
that dates back to March 2001, which shows the young Giuffre with the Prince’s arm around her waist with Maxwell in the foreground. According to Giuffre Maxwell took her on several shop-
ping sprees in preparation for her meeting with Charles. Buckingham Palace has stated that Giuffre's claims against Charles are “false and without foundation.” A spokesperson for Maxwell has claimed that his crimes had been committed long before she had any official dealings with
attention from pressing domestic problems, such as widespread corruption and the lack Continued from page 12 on its border, a step which the of structural reforms, Fidesz United Nations said violates will continue to focus its rhetoric on external threats," Tursa Last week Hungary passed a European Union law. law to detain migrants in camps "In order to distract public said.
The president, Christie said, had shown "extraordinary patience" in waiting as long as he had had said after the meeting with to dismiss the remaining Obama Trump, noting that Trump's des- appointed prosecutors like Bharignee to be U.S. Attorney General ara and Fishman, whom the govhad asked him to stay put as well. ernor accused of believing they'd Christie, however, said the fault originated from "virginal births." He also laughed off a reportlay with the federal prosecutors, who were in denial about being er's question about whether he'd political appointees who serve at again serve as U.S. attorney for the pleasure of the president and New Jersey. "I've had that job. You don't go "hanging on with your fingernails, being scraped off the desk to get backwards in life," he answered. "You go forward." out of the office." (NJ.COM)
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Bharara's dismissal, however, came as something of a surprise, given his public statements after a December 2016 meeting with then President-Elect Trump. Trump had reportedly asked him to consider remaining as the U.S. attorney for New York. "I agreed to stay on," Bharara
Shelah also cited the US Director of National Intelligence and the French General Directorate the auditor’s report before us and for External Security (DGSE) to the public demanding the cor- support his proposal for restrucrection of deficiencies, security turing the services. will win over politics,” he said. (TPS)
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necessity. “I hope that this time, when
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Does Israel Only Continued from page 20
Pogrebin represent the kind of American Jew who thinks he or she know whatâ€™s best for their favorite foreign countryâ€” the country they most love to criticize. Despite all objective evidence to the contrary, Beinart continues to view Israel as an â€œapartheidâ€? nation state. His parents decided to leave South Africa because â€œalthough they love South Africa they op-
posed apartheidâ€Śand when the tension between their lives and their principles grew too great, they chose the latter.â€? Beinart presents his support for a boycott of â€œsettlementsâ€? as a principled act, and himself as a hero. He will not be visiting Israel anytime soon (although heâ€™ll send his young children). â€œIn my family, we have a tradition. We lose countries but we keep our self-respect.â€? He presents himself as a Good Son, a traditionalist.
Pogrebin also sees herself as a hero because not only were her parents and grandparents Jews and Zionists but because she herself has connected to a left-feminist Israel that holds the same views held by Manhattanâ€™s Upper West Side Jews. She has also written â€œcritical articles and signed Open Letters protesting Israelâ€™s occupation of the West Bank and decrying the settlement enterprise.â€? As a proud member of "Americans for Peace Now, and a supporter of Bâ€™Tselem, Human Rights Watch, ACRI,
York when the cable franchise agreement was signed in 2008, while Democrat Bill de Blasio has been mayor since 2014.) providers. Continued from page 4 The city's previous findings Verizon also said that the DoITT verified Verizon's prog- during the earlier years of the approach." Verizon said its argument is ress in meeting its deployment fiber construction verified that confirmed by the fact that the milestones four times in previ- Verizon had met requirements to pass certain percentages of NYC/Verizon agreement "inten- ous years. "A political change in City buildings in the city by dates tionally omitted language" saying that households are passed Hall is not a basis to reinterpret specified in the agreement. only when facilities "have been long-agreed contractual provi- This allowed Verizon to reduce installed in the street fronting sions or to ignore years of con- the amount of its performance the building," even though that sistent DoITT findings," Veri- bond. However, the city never language was used in the city's zon said. (Republican Michael agreed with Verizon that it had agreements with other cable Bloomberg was mayor of New passed 100 percent of buildings.
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be hiding assets and a synagogue representative was quoted as telling the Jewish Week that Continued from page 6 court order against Allaham bank records belonging to Althat entitles the synagogue to an laham indicate that he has been Lincoln Square has access to asset search. Sources connected moving â€œhundreds of thousands Prime Grillâ€™s financial disclo- to the synagogue have said that of dollarsâ€? out of his accounts in sures as it was a result of the they believe that Allaham may rapid succession as of late.
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and the New Israel Fund," she believes that precisely such alliances will shame any border officer who turns her away from Israel as her â€œguaranteed refuge,â€? and her â€œsecond home.â€? In Pogrebin's view, she has been strengthening Israel by criticizing and defaming it, even after Arafat turned down the Oslo Accords; even after he unleashed a savage Intifida against Israel that blew up Israeli civilians in their beds, on their streets, in their buses, and synagogues; even as the entire world began to call for Jewish and Israeli blood; even as the
rockets fell on Sderot; even as Western campuses became increasingly dangerous for Jewish and/or for pro-Israel students; even after Obamaâ€™s terrible deal with Iran and his UN Resolution 2334; even after a â€œspikeâ€? in anti-Semitism in Europe and North America; even as Israel is now in easy rocket range of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran. I have no doubt that Beinart and Pogrebin believe they only want to save Israelâ€™s soul; that they believe that such salvation will lead to real peace; and that they alone know how to bring this about.
But what if they are wrongâ€” and more Israelis are blown up, kidnapped-and-tortured, stabbed, rammed? What if such continued efforts to boycott Israel â€œfor its own good,â€? leads to continued disaster? What if left-liberal American Jews are missing the geo-political alignment that is underway between Israel, Egypt, the Gulf States, and Indiaâ€”an alliance which may render America less important to Israelâ€™s survival? And the existence and identity of American Jews more tenuous? Indeed, what if. (INN)
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MARCH 17, 2017
Op-Ed: If You Want Real Change, Start with Education Stopping the indoctrination of our children is a necessary first step By: Bruce Thornton
he first eight weeks of Trump’s administration have been filled with executive orders attacking the unconstitutional excesses of the Obama presidency. He’s also pledged to kill the regulatory Hydra, increase defense spending, reform the tax code, and restore America’s prestige. And all these changes and promises have been met with vicious attacks and outlandish charges from the media, and scorchedearth obstructionism from Congressional Dems.
Most of those teachers inflict these political prejudices and false knowledge on the impressionable young, who by the time they reach college will already have been primed for even more pernicious indoctrination. All of which is as entertaining as an MMA blood-fest. But to effect real change, we need to get beneath the telegenic food-fight and transient click-bait, and start dynamiting the foundations of the deep state. And that means going after higher education, the one institution that more than any other shapes the young and indoctrinates them
with progressive ideology. But it’s not enough to go after the ideologically biased professoriate and administrators, or ridicule the pretentious “research” churned out by pseudo-disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. No doubt such critical exposure of the “higher nonsense” is important, for those bad ideas trickle down from the research universities to the state colleges, where most of the K-12 teachers get their teaching credentials. And most of those teachers inflict these political prejudices and false knowledge on the impressionable young, who by the time they reach college will already have been primed for even more pernicious indoctrination. Take, for example, the silly notion of “microagressions.” This is the preposterous idea that systemic racism, sexism, etc. are so pervasive that people can subconsciously inflict injury on women, homosexuals, “people of color,” and all the other certified victims due special treatment like “safe spaces.” This wacky idea got started back in 2007 with a scientifically dubious paper called “Racial Microagressions in Everyday Life.” An even more influential bad idea, “Islamophobia,” traces its origins to Edward Said’s 1978 Orientalism, a “work of malignant charlatanry,” as Middle East scholar Robert Irwin described it, and one of the most-assigned
VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s ban on–– racial discrimination. books in social science and hu- How? Because “diversity” along manities courses. Like bacil- with its alleged pedagogical li, such ideological prejudices benefits is a “compelling state disguised as scholarship have interest.” Yet despite the continuing infected curricula from grade school to university, and from failure to specifically identity, there sickened the whole cul- define, or empirically substanture. And they replicate them- tiate this “state interest” or its selves through the education in- benefits, the Supreme Court has dustry’s monopoly on training, continued to justify race-based hiring, and tenuring of teachers. policies by invoking “diversity.”
Higher education, the author writes, is the one institution that more than any other that shapes the young and indoctrinates them with progressive ideology.
Beyond this sort of research, however, lies the mother of all bad ideas, “diversity.” This pseudo-concept became part of national law in the 1978 Bakke vs. University of California case. In the Bakke decision, Justice Lewis Powell promulgated the idea that a vaguely defined “diversity” could justify racial discrimination in violation of Title
DeVos Praises Orthodox Schools as Model After Meeting Agudah Leaders Edited by: JV Staff
ducation Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Orthodox Jewish schools as a model for publicly funded education. “I applaud Agudath Israel for their leadership and commitment to providing their community with access to educational options that meet the academic and religious needs of their families,” she said on Wednesday, March 8th after meeting with leaders of the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America at the Department of Education in Washington. As a philanthropist who backed public funding for private education, DeVos had worked closely for years with Agudah and other Orthodox Jewish groups. Secular and more liberal Jewish streams oppose programs like vouchers for private schools, in part to protect church-state separation, and because they
Secretary DeVos engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with the group on topics such as school choice, special education, security, and the unique higher education issues faced by rabbinical colleges
Throughout their discussions with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the leaders of Agudath Israel said that she listened intently, asked pertinent questions and expressed her commitment to focus on policies that best serve students.
argue that it diminishes funding and resources for public schools. According to a statement issued by the Agudath Israel, Secretary DeVos demonstrated that she was very familiar with the people and policies of the leading Orthodox Jewish organization and many participants pointed to that meeting as the highlight of their visit to the nation's capital. Rather than delivering a speech, Secretary DeVos engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with the group on topics such as school choice, special education, security, and the unique higher education issues faced by rabbinical colleges. Throughout the discussion, Sec-
retary DeVos listened intently, asked pertinent questions and expressed her commitment to focus on policies that best serve students. "I was very encouraged by her genuine interest in understanding the issues we raised and her commitment to taking our concerns into account when developing policy," reflected the chairman of Agudath Israel of California, Dr. Irving Lebovics, who brought up issues related to students with special needs. Secretary DeVos was thanked by Agudath Israel's national director of state relations, Rabbi A. D. Motzen, for her leadership See DeVos Praises Orthodox , page 37
Backed by the highest court in the land, promoting “diversity” now has become the dominant policy in nearly all colleges and universities. The result has been the institutionalizing of an illiberal identity politics that corrupts curricula, compromises liberal education’s traditional mission to promote “the free play of the mind on all subjects,”
stifles free speech, and privileges politically selected “victims.” Another example of how the deep state polices institutions to ensure their compliance with progressive ideology is the unconstitutional and unjust campus tribunals created to adjudicate claims of “sexual misconduct.” Robert L. Shibley, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has explained how the political corruption of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act has put the coercive, fiscal, and investigative power of the Department of Education behind ideologically based violations of the Constitution. In 2011, the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights sent universities a “dear colleague” letter offering “guidance” about how schools should handle charges of sexual assault. As Shibley points out, the term “guidance” allows the agency to skirt the Administrative Procedure Act’s requirements that new agency regulations must notify those affected by the new rules and allow them time to comment. Thus the OCR in effect created two new laws, usurping the law-making powers of Congress. One allows both sides in a complaint to appeal the outcome of the proceedings, creating the possibility of double jeopardy if the accused is found guilty. Second, colleges have to use the “preponderance of evidence” standard, basically 50.01 percent certainty, when determining guilt, in contrast to
the criminal justice system’s “beyond a reasonable doubt standard, a 98-99 percent certainty. The result has been campus tribunals that violate the canons of justice and due process, leading to travesties of justice such as the falsely accused Duke lacrosse team, or the fake rape story published by Rolling Stone. In fact, the system is designed to be unfair. Administrators choose who presides over the hearing and who will be jurors––mostly other administrators with a vested interest in the outcome. Neither party has a right to counsel, cross-examination, or examination of the evidence, which can include even hearsay. As Shibley writes, “Such a system is not, by any stretch of the imagination, just, fair, or equitable.” And huge difficulties face the unfortunate student found guilty who wants to sue, for his future in higher education could be compromised by allegations even if later proven false. Colleges and universities also have standing to sue, but either are ideologically committed to the politicizing of sexual encounters between adults, or fear the ever-present threat that the DOE can withhold federal money––$76 billion in 2013–– from colleges and universities that fall afoul of the agency’s diktats. Such leverage is so powerful that only one school, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, has filed See Op-Ed: If You Want , page 36
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MARCH 17, 2017
Sofitel New York: Parisian Chic in the City By Merilee Kern
lution. Overall, the sensory effect is quite transportive as ith so many hotel Sofitel New York emanates a Parisian-chic options in New sophisticated York City it’s dif- countenance. ficult to be distinctive. But the Sofitel New Parisian Immersion York hotel effectively sets itself In a town where it can be apart from the pack by bring- difficult if not impossible to ing the French style of luxury distinguish oneself, Balendra living to discerning guests tak- Nagesvaran, Vice President of ing a bite of the Big Apple. Hotel Operations for North
I myself was greeted by multiple hotel staff with a friendly, "Bonjour" making me feel like I was actually in the City of Light. Even once settled into my room, which incidentally had a direct view of the Empire State Building off to the left, the feeling that I was in a Paris flat remained. All rooms at Sofitel New York feature spacious marble baths outfitted with a separate tub and rain shower, wood-framed beveled mirrors, and marble vanities stocked with imported French bath amenities by Lanvin or, if you're staying in a suite, by Hermès.
The Sofitel New York hotel effectively sets itself apart from the pack by bringing the French style of luxury living to discerning guests taking a bite of the Big Apple.
While boutique in its service sensibility, Sofitel New York encompasses a 30-story building overlooking 44th and 45th streets. The hotel offers a full 398 guest rooms and 52 suites—including a presidential suite—that exude a sophisticated, modern European ambience and a Paris-to-New York jet-set style. In fact, the hotel’s structural design is one of masterfully executed Parisian Art Deco melded with 1940s Manhattan glamour, courtesy of architect Brennan Beer Gorman who was awarded for the “best new skyscraper for design and functionality” upon the property’s 2000 opening.
America and General Manager of Sofitel New York, is eager to point out precisely why he feels this hotel offers its guests a distinctly different level of hospitality. He explains, "The hotel is infused with the French art de vivre and brings elements of French culture to the guest experience such as a 'bonjour' at check-in, Parisian Art Deco-inspired guestrooms, elegant floral displays, and exquisite Brasserie cuisine at Gaby." Nagesvaran continues, "The hotel’s location is also a differentiator. We’re in the heart of Manhattan’s bustling theater district and just minutes away from Fifth Avenue, the center of Manhattan’s business, art
The focal point of each guest room is a custom maple or rosewood three-paneled, full-wall headboard with a recessed, spot-lit niche—the perfect display for the large colorful painting above each bed. And, speaking of beds, New York may be the "city that never sleeps" but with Sofitel’s signature feather-top and duvet “SoBeds,” catching a few winks to recharge for a night on the town is wonderfully indulgent.
Throughout the interior, the property’s Art Deco yet contemporary interior décor, designed by renowned Parisian designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, is reminiscent of an upscale, formal private club but also radiates the warmth of a gracious home. Perched majestically near the lobby staircase is l’Oiseau–the Bird–a sculpture by Jean-Michel Foulon, which is said to be soaring upward to convey a feeling of flying in silent tribute to the bicentennial of the French Revo-
and cultural scenes." Nagesvaran also commented on Sofitel New York's commitment to impeccable internationally-oriented service. "The passion and attention to detail that is generated by our hotel staff is a stand out for me. Our hotel is staffed with French-speaking ambassadors in each department, and our staff speaks a combined total of 52 languages."
Distinctive Digs True to Nagesvaran's word,
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The focal point of each guest room is a custom maple or rosewood three-paneled, full-wall headboard with a recessed, spot-lit niche—the perfect display for the large colorful painting above each bed. And, speaking of beds, New York may be the "city that never sleeps" but with Sofitel’s signature feather-top and duvet “SoBeds,” catching a few winks to recharge for a night on the town is wonderfully indulgent. To further evoke a sense of geography, the walls in the rooms are like an art gallery, showcasing both vintage and current black-andwhite photography from Paris and New York. Of course, windows provide various Manhattan vistas that range from 44th Street to the Chrysler Building. All rooms are bathed in natural light, and if you're looking for something extra, two of the rooms feature private balconies. On the practical side, each guest room includes a builtin or standing desk with integrated data port and multiple phone lines, flat-screen television, BOSE music system, wireless internet access and a fully stocked mini bar. Relative to hotel services, Sofitel New York include everything you would expect from an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel brand such as 24-hour room service, concierge service, nightly turndown service with Evian water and international newspaper delivery.
French Fare No visit to Sofitel New York is complete without a visit to Gaby, the hotel's acclaimed on-site restaurant that is another source of pride for Nagesvaran, who remarked, "Fine French cuisine served at Gaby Brasserie Française is another
differentiator for us. Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey, who won Food Network’s Chopped among many other culinary achievements, serves up classic French cuisine with tons of personality." With such an endorsement, I eagerly visited Gaby for dinner service where I reveled in the restaurant’s creamy Eggplant and Porcini Soup, Mesclun Salad topped with exquisite shaved parmesan; and a classic Duck Confit all capped off with a seductive Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée topped The gym at the Sofitel Hotel includes state of the art exercise with fresh berries. Gaby is also equipment known for fusion fare, with a with artisanal cheeses that the also be made to Gaby Brasserestaurant rotates monthly. rie and Gaby Bar. In the long term we're looking at room A Look Ahead renovations." Sofitel New York has it When asked about the hotel's plans for the future, Nag- all with world class service, esvaran is excited about a bevy well-appointed accommodaof upcoming changes that will tions and an array of on-site continue to position the hotel amenities, but what truly sets as a premier reference point this hotel apart is the authentic for the Sofitel brand in New cultural character expressed in York and globally. "Renova- art, style, food, drink, and that tions to the hotel are definitely certain je ne sais quoi only the top of mind for long and short French can deliver. "The Luxe List" Executive term, she said. “We have plans to renovate the lobby, bringing Editor Merilee Kern scours the a modern and contemporary luxury marketplace for exemfeel to the space. Updates will plary travel experiences, exat the Sofitel New York hotel traordinary events, and notable products and services. Submisrange of international dishes sions are accepted at www.Luxwith Asian, Latin or African “We have plans to eListReviews.com. Follow her influences. The bar at Gaby is renovate the lobby, on Twitter here: http://twitter. a great spot for happy hour, bringing a modern and where patrons can partake in contemporary feel to the com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/ 40 different wines by the glass space” TheLuxeList. that can be perfectly paired
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MARCH 17, 2017
Bipartisan Debate Rages on New Health Care Bill; Backlash Grows Moves are a crucial step in replacing Affordable Care Act, but health advocacy groups mount opposition
and consumer organizations in opposing the GOP replacement plan. In a letter to Congress, hosIn addition, Ryan envisions moving additional bills inde- pital groups, including the pendently. He said such mea- American Hospital Association, sures would deal with "interstate warned that the proposal is likeshopping" for health insurance, ly to substantially reduce the for example, and the creation number of Americans able to of "association health plans that afford health insurance or main-
By: Dennis Thompson & Karen Pallarito
a "reconciliation" bill, he explained. It is written in a way to prevent a Senate filibuster, and it wo key House panels represents the first leg in a threeon Thursday cleared pronged approach to reform. It the Republicans' plan to does not address every aspect of replace the Affordable reform. Care Act, amid growing backlash from consumer and medical groups that oppose the GOP plan. Following a marathon session, the House Ways and Means committee approved the plan early Thursday morning, rejecting a variety of Democratic amendments along the way. And later on Thursday afternoon, the House Energy and Commerce Committee also approved the legislation on a party-line vote of 31 to 23, after debating the measure more than 27 hours, The New York Times reported. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended the GOP the Next, the controversial bill repeal-and-replacement effort of ObamaCare, and outlined heads to the House Budget both the strategy and major provisions of reform for the media Committee before a final House Ryan added that U.S. Health allow national industry groups vote, slated for the week of and Human Services (HSS) to offer health insurance to their March 20. Defending the GOP plan, Secretary Tom Price has wide members, for example." "This is the closest we'll ever House Speaker Paul Ryan discretion to administer health (R-Wis.) last Thursday de- care. He said the second leg of get to repealing and replacing scribed the repeal-and-replace- the reform strategy would in- Obamacare," Ryan asserted. But opposition continues to ment effort, outlining both the volve administration action, strategy and major provisions of whereby the HHS Secretary "de- grow as the bill winds its way regulates the marketplace and through the House. reform. Seven major hospital groups The bill currently moving allows more choice and more have joined major physician through House committees is competition."
on their parents' health plans until age 26, and insurers still could not deny coverage or charge more to people with pre-existing conditions, according to a summary released Monday evening by the House Ways and Means Committee. House Republican leaders also have said they would main-
"This is the closest we'll ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare," Ryan asserted.
would no longer face penalties for failing to offer workers a health plan, and people would no longer face a penalty for not being insured. Instead, the Republican plan would penalize those who allow their coverage to slip. Insurance companies would be allowed to charge an additional 30 percent to anyone who has a lapse in their coverage. Insurance companies also would be allowed to charge older customers more for coverage. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required that insurers charge their oldest customers no more than three times the prices charged to the youngest, but the proposed GOP legislation would allow them to charge five Opponents of President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace times as much. ObamaCare take to the streets in demonstrations expressing The ACA's complex system of outrage at what they believe will amount to millions of people income-based subsidies to help losing their health coverage and not having access to care. pay insurance premiums and tain the Affordable Care Act's cover out-of-pocket expenses tain coverage under Medicaid. The proposed legislation ban on lifetime insurance cover- would be replaced by a simpler would preserve some of the age caps, according to The New system of refundable tax credits for the purchase of state-apmost popular features of the York Times. The proposed legislation proved health insurance. controversial health reform law The new tax credits would sometimes called Obamacare, would eliminate two of the while eliminating some aspects Affordable Care Act's most be based on age, rather than that never caught on with the contentious provisions — the income. People under age 30 employer mandate and the inpublic. See Bipartisan Debate Rages , page 37 Young adults could still stay dividual mandate. Companies
How Loneliness Is Slowly Killing You By: Catherine Winter
t’s quite safe to say that all of us have experienced some measure of loneliness over the course of our lives, but there’s a noted difference between a temporary feeling of being lonely, and the despair of chronic loneliness. Although the internet has allowed people from around the world to be more connected than ever before, it’s a very different kind of connection from interacting with other human beings face to face. You can chat with someone online for hours, but it’s small substitute for a hug, isn’t it? In addition to feeling sad and depressed because we have no one to talk to, loneliness can manifest physically in all kinds of awful conditions ranging from depression to cancer, of all things. Strange to think, but isolation can wreak havoc on our bodies, minds, and souls on many different levels.
The key to banishing loneliness is to spend time with people you connect with; people who share your interests, your passions, your quirks.
How Loneliness Affects Your Health People weren’t meant to exist in isolation and solitude – we need regular social interaction to thrive, and the lack of it can cause depression and anxiety,
along with all the side-effects of both of those conditions. Studies have shown that people who experience extended periods of loneliness have weakened immune systems and poor sleep, due to both insomnia and hypervigilance. With the latter, it’s a situation of people not feeling safe when they’re all by themselves, so the tiniest sound anywhere in their home is enough to jolt them awake. They only have themselves to depend on for protection, and that vulnerability interferes with their ability to get a decent night’s rest. Over time, lack of sleep can result in obesity, autoimmune disorders, and hypertension… which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Yes, indeed; it would appear that being lonely and spending too much time alone can lead to having a goddamned heart attack. Some studies claim that loneliness can make a person more susceptible to dementia and schizophrenia, and that depression caused by extreme loneliness can cause people to become suicidal. There are still a number of studies to be done to support these ideas, but at the very least, the suicide factor is one that seems to have been proven several times over. Not all lonely people are suicidal, of course, but just about every person who deals with suicidal ideation is lonely. In addition to having higher rates of self-harm, lonely and isolated people seem to be at a higher risk of developing
cancer, and of suffering from severe viral illnesses. It would appear that people who spend a lot of time alone have immune systems that are less attuned to fighting off bacterial infections, so when they come in contact with a virus, they’re hit hard.
with a dozen family members, and still be lonely to the point of gut-wrenching despair. The key to banishing loneliness is to spend time with people you connect with; people who share your interests, your passions, your quirks.
Some studies claim that loneliness can make a person more susceptible to dementia and schizophrenia, and that depression caused by extreme loneliness can cause people to become suicidal
If you’ve been spending a lot of time alone, this is the point at which it would be a good idea to scurry over to the closest café for some much-needed social interaction so you can fend off this year’s flu bug.
Loneliness Even in a Group (Why You Need to Find Your Tribe) Here’s the thing: it’s possible to be devastatingly lonely even when surrounded by other people. You can be in a relationship with someone, or live in a house
If you’re absolutely passionate about Medieval art and architecture, but everyone in your social circle is fixated on either football or celebrity gossip, you’re going to end up desperately lonely because you don’t have anyone to talk to. Sure, you can talk at people, boring them to tears with descriptions of flying buttresses and the subtle nuances of manuscript illumination, but they’re just going to zone out and not reciprocate with any measure of enthusiasm. Similarly, they can talk at you about sports or film stars or whatever, but you know
you’ll just nod and smile politely because you couldn’t care less People weren’t meant about anything they’re talking to exist in isolation and about. solitude – we need regular That isn’t real conversation social interaction to or connection; it’s just people thrive, and the lack of it barking sounds at one another can cause depression and for a few minutes. You need to anxiety, along with all find people who fuel your soul; the side-effects of both of those with whom you can talk those conditions for hours and leave energized instead of depleted. wrong, or even be inclined to Staying Safe go and check on them if they’ve In addition to the very pos- gone quiet for a couple of days. itive effect that real, authentic People need to look out for one socializing has on our mental another, even if it’s just to check and emotional wellbeing, there’s in regularly with a phone call or also the fact that regular social email. If you’ve been solitary for a interaction can keep you safe, while, you might find the idea physically. We’ve all heard stories about of getting out there and meeting a lonely elderly person who died new people to be quite dauntat home and no one noticed ing. You may worry that you’re they were gone until a neigh- too old, or weird, or socially bor caught whiff of an unpleas- awkward to meet new friends, ant smell coming from their but you know what? That’s so apartment. We’ve undoubtedly not true. At all. thought that such a thing was There are undoubtedly peoquite awful, but maybe didn’t truly empathize with the person ple in your area who share at who’d died, and how unbeliev- least a couple of your interests ably lonely they must have been. and hobbies, whether you’re It’s not just elders who can into fantasy novels, metal desuffer this kind of fate; anyone tecting, knitting, or collecting of any age can kick off without vintage vinyl. Look around for warning due to illness or injury, local meetup groups, scour soand it would be terrible to end cial media for communities, and up in the news because you’ve dive in! People are a lot more acbeen eaten by your housecats cepting and welcoming than we after falling down the stairs and generally give them credit for, and 99 times out of 100, if you breaking your neck. There are few things sadder give them the chance to be aweto think about than someone some, they’ll be awesome. getting hurt or dying and not https://www.aconsciousrehaving anyone in their life to notice that anything might be think.com
MARCH 17, 2017
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Israel Develops Technique for Detection of Heart Attacks
For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain
Israeli technology has changed the face of heart attack detection with a kit so small it fits in the palm of your hand. The results are available within minutes.
Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits
By: Gila Green
ust one drop of blood can tell within minutes if a patient has had a heart attack thanks to a revolutionary kit developed in Israel that is already saving hospitals time and money. More important, it can save lives. A health professional needs only one drop of blood to let a patient know if a heart attack has occurred. If two stripes appear on the kit, the result is positive and the patient must immediately receive additional care. The test is easy, noninvasive and takes less than 15 minutes to perform.
The test is easy, noninvasive and takes less than 15 minutes to perform. One in three Israelis appears in emergency rooms across the country convinced that he or she has had a heart attack. Many people believe they can identify classic heart attack symptoms, which include chest pain, dizziness, nausea, pain traveling particularly to the left arm, wheezing and extreme anxiety similar
By: Amy Norton
Just one drop of blood can tell within minutes if a patient has had a heart attack thanks to a revolutionary kit developed in Israel that is already saving hospitals time and money. More important, it can save lives.
to a panic attack. In reality, these can be symptoms of heartburn, but until now, in order to find out, a patient would have to wait in an emergency room and undergo at least six hours of testing, including blood tests and an EKG. On the other hand, less than 50 percent of heart attack victims experience classic symptoms. Many people have atypical symptoms such as shoulder or stomach pain or exhaustion. By the time they have finished with the classic tests, precious hours will have passed, which
can lead to unnecessary heart damage and even heart failure. Even better news for heart attack victims is that this kit is more sensitive than traditional tests. There have already been numerous heart attacks picked up by this new miniature kit that went undetected by traditional testing. The kit is already in use in Israeli hospitals and will be in Israeli emergency rooms this week. The next step will be making it available to consumers, who will be able to do the simple test on their own. (WIN)
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structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says. The analysis of 13 clinical trials found that exercise therapy was generally good for stroke patients' "cognition." Cognition refers to vital mental processes such as thinking, learning, understanding and remembering. A stroke, which cuts off blood flow to the brain, can impair those abilities. The findings bolster what experts have long believed: Exercise can aid stroke recovery in multiple ways. "This isn't new," said Daniel Lackland, a spokesman for the American Stroke Association who was not involved in the research. "We've known that exercise is good after a stroke." But, he said, the findings offer more clarity on exactly what works. They suggest, for example, that a combination of moderate aerobic exercise and training in strength and balance is most effective for improving stroke patients' mental acuity. Lauren Oberlin, a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, led the study. She
A structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says.
said the findings confirm the value of exercise after a stroke. "It can improve mobility, strength and quality of life, as well as cognition," Oberlin said. And that mental boon, she noted, may give stroke patients "additional motivation" to start an exercise program. For the study, Oberlin and her colleagues pooled the results of 13 clinical trials that involved a total of 639 patients recovering from a stroke. The studies all differed in a number of ways — including the type of exercise they tested, and the duration of the program. But in general, Oberlin's team found that patients who
exercised showed bigger gains in certain mental abilities — namely, attention and processing speed — versus those who did not exercise. And it didn't take a long time, Oberlin said. Even exercise programs lasting four to 12 weeks were effective. It also appears that exercise helps even when patients begin more than three months after their stroke. In fact, Oberlin said, those patients were, on average, about 2.5 years past their stroke. The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed See For Stroke Survivors, page 36
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MARCH 17, 2017
MARCH 17, 2017
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc., Mortgage Pass-Through Certiﬁcates, Series 2006-WF2; Plaintiﬀ(s) vs. MAXINE PARK; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiﬀ (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about April 21, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. On April 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm. Premises known as 586 Chester Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212 Block: 3624 Lot: 45 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $739,574.02 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 20541-13 Dominic J. Famulari, Esq., Referee
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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (PLLC). NAME: KOSTINA LAW GROUP, PLLC. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK (SSNY) ON 11/8/2016. NY OFFICE LOCATION: KINGS COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE PLLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF PROCESS AGAINST THE PLLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER IS: 3111 OCEAN PARKWAY, 2G, BROOKLYN, NY 11235. PURPOSE/CHARACTER OF PLLC: FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW. [2/3-3/10]
Notice of Registration of Tanenbaum Keale LLP. Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/18/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLP registered in ¬¬¬New Jersey (NJ) on 1/6/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal oﬃce of LLP: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: to practice the profession of Law. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of NARIHIRA CONSULTANTS, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/24/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/3/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: NRP Holding Corp., 110 W. 40th St., Room 2103, NY, NY 10018. 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, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of formation of New Arbor, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/23/2016. 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. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of Formation of Rag & Bone Management Aggregator L.P. Certiﬁcate ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/26/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 425 W. 13th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10014. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 1/26/2092. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of Formation of Phillips Art Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael S. Arlein, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of formation of 53RD STREET EVENTS LLC Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/2016. Oﬃce location, County of Kings. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 170 53rd St., Ste. 304, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful act. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SARATOGA PROXY CONSULTING LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/20/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/08/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: John Ferguson, Managing Member, 520 8th Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [2/10-3/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SELSER LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/20/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/09/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Attn: B. Karaahmet, Esq., 2 Park Ave., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Jeﬀrey W. Bullock, DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [2/103/17]
Notice of Formation of RELATED-ROCKFORD FAUST AHP LENDER, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/25/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. 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. [2/3-3/10]
Notice of Formation of RELATED-ROCKFORD FAUST S LENDER, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/25/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. 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. [2/3-3/10]
PAGE 46 Notice of Application for Authority of Chamisa Software LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/31/2016. LLC organized in New Mexico on 01/23/2012. 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: Incorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12210. No oﬃce is required to be maintained in the jurisdiction of this formation. The address of the principal oﬃce of the foreign LLC is: 101 W 90th St. Apt 8H, New York, NY 10024. Copy of Articles of Organization on ﬁle with Secy. of State of NM, Brad Winter, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [2/3-3/10]
Notice of formation of CMD Investors LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 20, 2017. N.Y. oﬃce location: New York County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to CMD Investors LLC, 11 Park Place, Suite 1705, New York, New York 10007. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. [2/3-3/10]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Solus Senior High Income GP LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 12/19/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 410 Park Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 12/15/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [1/27-3/3]
MARCH 17, 2017 Notice of Formation of Teraviatwo LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 12/1/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Olivier Brandicourt, 170 E. 77th St., 4B, NY, NY 10075, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [1/20-2/24]
Notice of Formation of USFELIX, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: USFELIX, LLC, 1538 41st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of Formation of Teraviathree LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 12/1/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Olivier Brandicourt, 170 E. 77th St., 4B, NY, NY 10075, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [1/20-2/24]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Technology Humans and Taste LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/5/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108 Wooster St., C2, NY, NY 10012. 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, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/27-3/3]
Notice of Formation of HELLER FUNDRAISING GROUP, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/16, becoming eﬀective on 01/01/17. 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, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/13-2/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 414 GREAT PLAINS LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/17/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Seward & Kissel LLP, Attn: Scott M. Sambur, One Battery Park Plaza, NY, NY 10004. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of Formation of LUNG TIN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGENT (USA) LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/12/17. 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, 3 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/27-3/3]
215 ST. JAMES PLACE LLC Articles of Org. ﬁled NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/24/2016. Oﬃce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Daniel A. Greenbaum, 101 W. 12th St., PH-H, NY, NY 10014, which is also the principal business loc. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [1/27-3/3]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Compound Management II, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/16.
Notice of Formation of THE BOULEVARD, PIZZA BAR LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 120 Riverside Blvd., NY, NY 10069. 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. [1/27-3/3]
Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/13/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: David Hirsch, 156 5th Avenue, Ste. 600, NY, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 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. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of C2R VENTURES LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/11/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/28/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 20 W. 36th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10018. 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. [1/27-3/3]
WELLNESS BY DESIGN ACUPUNCTURE PLLC ﬁled Articles of Organization with the Dept of State of NY on 12/16/2016. Oﬃce Located in NY County. The Secretary of State of NY ("SSNY") has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: Law Oﬃce of Robert Witherwax, 15 Maiden Ln., #600, NY NY 10038. Purpose: Acupuncture. [2/3-3/10]
MARCH 17, 2017 KOSTINA LAW GROUP PLLC ﬁled Articles of Organization with the Dept of State of NY on 11/08/2016. Oﬃce Located in Kings County. The Secretary of State of NY ("SSNY") has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: 3111 Ocean Parkway, suite 2G, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: legal/attorney services. [2/3-3/10]
PAGE 47 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of IGI E86 LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/2/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/12/16. 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: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents Inc, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011.
Notice of Qual. of Dragon Auto LLC, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/18/16. Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 8/12/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Seward & Kissel, Att: Noelle Indelicato, One Battery Park Plaza, NY, NY 10004. DE oﬀ. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [12/30-2/3]
Notice of Qual. of 520 West 41 Mezz B Funding LLC, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/17. Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 1/9/17. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE oﬀ. addr.:160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [3/3-4/7]
lawful activity. [2/17-3/24]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of TLLULE BOWERY LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/14. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/16/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
INTERNATIONAL, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/2017. LLC organized in Rhode Island on 01/27/2014. 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
Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any
Notice of Application for Authority of UNCAS
Notice of Formation of Structure Safety Group, LLC amended to Structure Compliance Group, LLC. Articles of Org ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/2013. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served to 633 3rd Ave., 17th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Principal Business Address: 633 3rd Ave., 17th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Business Purpose. [3/3-4/7]
to: 1600 Division Road, West Warwick, RI 02893. Oﬃce address in jurisdiction of organization: 1600 Division Road, West Warwick, RI 02893. Copy of Articles of Organization on ﬁle with Secy. of State of Rhode Island, 148 West River St., Providence, RI 02904. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [3/10-4/14]
against it may be served. SSNY shall mail Notice of Qual. of Dragon Auto Management LLC, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/6/16. Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 10/5/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Seward & Kissel, Att: Noelle Indelicato, One Battery Park Plaza, NY, NY 10004. DE oﬀ. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [12/30-2/3]
process to: c/o The LLC, 299 Broadway, NY, NY 10007. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/24-3/31]
Notice of Formation of 5805 6TH AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/08/17. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
Notice of Formation of POLAR STORK, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 195 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/30-2/3]
against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process BROOKLYN, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/24-3/31]
Notice of formation of G ALEXANDER CONSULTING LLC Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the
DLJ Capital, LLC App. for Auth. ﬁled w/ SSNY 1/26/17. Oﬀ. in New York Co. Arts. of Org. ﬁled w/ SSDE 11/7/69. SSNY desig. as agt. of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 11 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10010. Add. req. to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name & add. of the auth. oﬃcer in DE where copy of Arts. of Org. ﬁled: DE Sec. of State, Div. of Corp., John G. Townsend Bld, 401 Federal St, Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/17-3/24]
Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail
Notice of Formation of Times Square 43 LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/15/17. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/10-4/14]
Notice of Formation of MONOCHROME
to: 5805 6TH AVENUE LLC, 5805 6TH AVENUE,
Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/2016. Notice of Formation of Covaband LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/18/16. 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 1501 Lexington Ave., #2A, NY, NY 10029. Purpose: any lawful activities. [12/30-2/3]
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Urban Green Equities II, LLC (“LLC”). Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 27, 2017. NY oﬃce location: New York County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Urban Green Equities II, LLC, 333 Park Avenue South, Suite 4E, New York, New York 10010. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. [3/10-4/14]
Notice of formation of A BIG AGENCY, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/03/2017. 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. [3/10-4/14]
MARKETING LLC. Articles of Org ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/30/2017. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Thomas Potts, 332 Leﬀerts Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/10-4/14]
process to: Incorp Services, Inc., 99 Washington Ave, Suite 805-A, Albany, NY 12210-2822. Purpose: any lawful act. [2/24-3/31]
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Notice of Formation of CAPITAL ACCESS METRO, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/16/17. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 5904 18th Ave., Ste. 54, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activities. [3/3-4/7]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Shapiro Settlement Solutions, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SRV LabelCo, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 1/30/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. LLC formed in DE on 1/20/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [2/17-3/24]
State of NY (SSNY) on 2/17/17. Oﬃce location: SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. TX address of LLC: 11211 Taylor Draper Ln, Ste. 210, Austin, TX 78759. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with TX Secy. of State, P.O. Box 12887, Austin, TX 78711-2887. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [3/3-4/7]
Notice of Formation of 848 President Holder, on 1/10/17. 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 256 W. 116th St., NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activities. [3/3-4/7]
Notice of Qual. of 607 West 47th Street Owner LP, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/28/16. Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LP org. in DE 12/15/16. SSNY desig.
23 NEWKIRK PLAZA LLC. Art. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 01/27/17. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2070. 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 David Spindler, Esq., 1431 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [2/17-3/24]
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process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail
LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled with Sec’y of State (SSNY) Notice of Formation of GoldSilver, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 6/23/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 1325 Ave. of the Americas, Suite 0703-2, NY, NY 10019, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [2/17-3/24]
NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 6/5/12.
as agent of LP upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE oﬀ. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of LP on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp: any lawful activities. [3/3-4/7]
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ABERDEEN, NEW JERSEY fully operational HAIR&NAIL SALON. Proﬁtable. Like new, turn-key excellent for stylist or investment located in Strip mall. 55k. 5yr lease 5yr option. 732-851-4931. HS0729 DIGITAL PRINTING COMPANY FOR SALE Central NJ, turnkey operation, state of the art equip. high vol. accounts, principals only, no brokers, appt only, 917-921-0195. LM1223
INVESTORS WANTED. High End Art Broker & Appraiser of High End Art Transactions. National & International. Very Proﬁtable. Over 40 Years Experience. Please Call & Ask for Pat 904-566-3785 LM0407
13 UNIT INVESTMENT. Excellent condition, fully rented. Overlooks the Hudson River. 3 blocks to the ferry & Metro North Station. $75,000 per unit. 914-213-2834 LM0217 Invest small, with a minimum investment of $7,500 for a big return!! With a Legal Legitimate Investment company. For more information or appointment call: 212-256-1158 extension 103 This oﬀering is only for accredited investors under Regulation D under Rule 506 (c) of the Securities Act Of 1993. The Company shall take reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status before making Any oﬀer and sale. Any accredited investor that does not provide the information necessary to the company To satisfy the veriﬁcation requirement will not be deemed an accredited investor and may not participate in the oﬀering. LM0911
AIRCRAFT SERVICES Private jet services-Pesach. NY-Israel.$26K.RT per seat.NYFL $5700RT per seat. Limited seats. 388-784-1221
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN FACTORING COMPANY. UP TO 12% APY, MONTHLY INCOME, BONUS BREAKPOINT POSSIBLE. CALL VINCE AT PORTFOLIO ADVISORS ALLIANCE 212-812-8900, OR EMAIL VHOBAN@ALLENPS. COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. PORTFOLIO ADVISORS ALLIANCE IS REGISTERED BROKER DEALER WITH FINRA AND SIPC. INVESTMENTS IN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE INVESTMENTS AND CONSULT YOUR ACCOUNTANT/ INVESTMENT ADVISOR/ ATTORNEY, PRIOR TO MAKING ANY INVESTMENTS. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED THROUGH A PROSPECTUS. EACH POTENTIAL INVESTOR SHOULD READ THE ENTIRE OFFERING MEMORANDUM, INFORMATION STATEMENT OR PROSPECTUS PROVIDED AND CAREFULLY CONSIDER ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INVESTMENT. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED IN STATES WHERE BOTH THE FIRM AND ITS REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVES ARE LICENSED. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED TO SUITABLE INVESTORS PURSUANT TO FINRA RULE 2111. PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. LM1021
WE PROVIDE FRESH CUT BG, SBLC AND LOAN. WE HAVE A GENUINE PROVIDER FOR FRESH CUT BG AND SBLC AND 3% APR LOAN WHICH ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR LEASE. OUR BANK INSTRUMENT CAN BE ENGAGED IN PPP TRADING, DISCOUNTING, AND SIGNATURE PROJECT(S) SUCH AS AVIATION, AGRICULTURE, PETROLEUM, REAL ESTATE AND E.T.C. OUR LEASING PRICE IS 6+2 AND OUR ISSUING BANKS ARE HSBC LONDON OR BARCLAYS BANK LONDON. OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE REASONABLE AS OUR PROVIDER IS READY TO SEND RWA OR SWIFT M799 BEFORE WE PROCEED. KINDLY CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VIA EMAIL: BGCONSULTANT@OUTLOOK.COM
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JOBS & SERVICES HELP WANTED
SOCIAL MEDIA P/T OR F/T. For Jewish Voice. Please Call 718-998-7600 LM0317 TAX PREPARER. Small Accounting ﬁrm needs Tax Preparer, PT, ﬂexible hours for tax season. 845-297-0031 LM0303 Customer Service position. Full time, Mill Basin area. Some experience necessary. Call 888-704-3435 CB0224
COMPANIONS & CERTIFIED NURSING AIDES NEEDED for non-medical senior home care. Flexible hours. Now hiring for Suﬀolk & Nassau County. Driver’s license & car required. If you enjoy working with the elderly & would like to work for a company that truly values their employees, call 516-629-5650. LM0217 BOOKKEEPER P/T For Jewish Voice Please Call 718-998-7600 LM0318
DRUMMER LOOKING FOR LEAD GUITARIST, RHYTHM GUITARIST, BASS GUITARIST & KEYBOARDIST to do original material & covers. Dependability is a must. No time wasters! Call John 929-403-8082 LM0317
MANAGER FOR LEGAL NOTICE DEPARTMENT WANTED! To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19
ELECTRICIAN NEEDED 3 plus yrs exp Must have own tools And able to work alone 718-522-3893 HS0506
DRIVER. Wheel-chair van. Must have CDL-C, paid training. Plenty overtime/ PTO. $12/ hr. Health beﬁts. 914-266-0219
RENTAL AGENTS WANTED FT-PT Work From Home Earn Good Income Will Train Call Ben 347-866-5619 718-266-9700 HS0429
AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft ﬂexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 email@example.com
HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES
LOOKING FOR HOUSEKEEPING POSITION. 3-4 Afternoons per week. Cooking, laundry, errands, shopping. Lower Westchester. References. 718-409-0799 LM0421
LOOKING FOR NURSE’S AIDE JOB. 20 Years Experience. Excellent References. Willing to do light housekeeping & cooking. Call 917-623-7962 LM0303
DO YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE WITH NO ONE TO CARE FOR? Mature Lady, 34 year old seeking Caregiving job. Private party, honest, trustworthy, loving and caring. Danbury area preferred, willing to travel. Experienced; CPR, ﬁrst aid completed physician test, text ID. Call Agnes 443-477-9902 LM0217
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Good references. Clean driver’s license. Live Out. Call Norma 347-209-8606 LM0407
EXPERIENCED WOMAN Is Looking for a Job Taking Care of the Elderly. 30 Years Experience. Excellent References. Call 917-854-3153
Helpful, Responsible, Dependable, Mature College Grad will help with errands and taking to appts. Also, can babysit & tutor. MondayFriday, own car. Experienced. References. I am in the Port Washington area. 917-608-9837
MED’S ON US Does your loved one need Assistance taking his medication? We will successfully put him back on schedule BEZ”H Fully conﬁdential Call: 917-225-4578
I’m Looking for Housecleaning & CNA Position. 23 years experience. I have car. Excellent References. Call 516-519-0456 or 516-766-3943 LM1230
Experienced Shomer Shabbos woman available to care for elderly woman at night or 24 hours. Can also babysit. Refs avail. Call: 646-266-1421 CB1125 CAREGIVER/ ELDERLY AVAILABLE. Responsible, reliable, 17 years experience. Take care of client, household, and errands. Excellent checkable references. Looking for live-in job. Own car. Clean driver’s license. Call Manana 917-407-7525 LM0127 Prior busn ownr seeking employment. Resume available upon request call 845-558-8105 - Thank you CB1211
SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LOVING CAREGIVER? Excellent experience & references. Can live in or live out. Please Call 917-971-9205 LM0210
ELDERCARE AVAILABLE. Energized, motivated women take care of Elderly including Alzheimer Patients. 15 years experience. Call Pearl 914-6193303/ 914-909-0224 LM0120
CONTEMPORARY FAMILY CARE
NANNIES* Kosher Housekeepers* Travel Companions* Day & Weekend Relief Staﬀ* Sleep –in or out* HS0429
VOICE IS HIRING FOR:
I’M LOOKING FOR ELDERCARE JOB. I have 30 years experience & excellent references. Live-in or live-out. Full time. Call 347-485-9133 LM1118
SENIOR CARE. WORRIED ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES? I will care for your loved ones like my own. 15 years experience. Reliable, responsible. Live-in Monday- Friday. Excellent References available. Call Jean 917-991-5041 LM1111 NURSING ASSISTANT With Excellent References from Hospital, Nursing Home & Private. Live In or Live Out. Day or Night. 12 hours, 5 days a week. I have Clean Driver’s License. 516-466-3923 LM1216
WRITING SERVICES Are you looking for a professional writer? Business or personal? Website content, newsletters, songs, poems, scripts etc. Impact writing. Call: Sara Gross 443-564-1590 CB1230
**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
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JOBS, SERVICES & FOR SALE PAINTING
INTERIOR- EXTERIOR, PLASTERING & TAPING, WALLPAPERING, WALLPAPER REMOVAL, SHEET ROCKING, DEMOLITION, TILE- FLOOR & WALL LEAVES CLEANED, INSTALL DOOR LOCKS, SMALL CEMENT JOBS, REPAIR WINDOWS, FIXES WINDOW SCREENS, KITCHEN & BATHROOM PLUMBER REMOVE CARPETING, FIXING FLAT ROOFS. PROFESSIONAL QUALITY. FREE ESTIMATES. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
CALL YURY 347-536-2183
JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960
Famous Hagstrom Street Atlas 5 Boro – Shows All Streets
MAPS FINAL $24.95 EDITION 800-327-7992 ALL PURPOSE TREE SERVICE. TREE & STUMP REMOVAL, STORM DAMAGE, SCREEN TOP SOIL, LAND CLEARING, STUMP GRINDING, CHIPPER SERVICE, LANDSCAPING, FIREWOOD & SNOW REMOVAL. SPRING CLEAN UPS. REASONABLE RATES. NJ CALLS ONLY. CALL TIM 732-664-7510 LM0331
PIANO/VOICE LESSONS – Your Home/My Home Local Well Known Teacher. Call Today *** 954-485-0065 *** MK
ZEN PUPPIES. Whelped 11/15/16. 2 females, 2 males. Shetland Shibu. 1st shots. $750. 914-743-1756 LM0414
Certiﬁed Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
NEED WORK DONE AROUND THE HOUSE? Don’t have the time? Tired of having a “to-do list?” Handyman, all phases of work. 516-313-5158 LM0313
DAN KELLY. 1 CONTRACTOR FOR ALL OF YOUR NEEDS. All interior/ exterior work! Home improvements from A-Z. ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED! #13VH06566200, 732-609-7764 LM0421 CUSTOM CLOSETS TO CUSTOM KITCHENS. By The Master, Peter B. Kearney 914-787-8095 LM0414 GUTTERS AND LEADERS Installation and Service. Fast, licensed, fully insured. Call Robert for FREE Estimate. LIC #13VH02822500 732-773-0666 firstname.lastname@example.org LM0407 Painting (Interior & Exterior), Trim, Tile, Baths, Bsmt., Kitchens, Doors, Windows, Floors, Masonry, Carpentry, Fence, Rooﬁng, Siding. Senior Discount 10% Oﬀ. Lic. # 13VHO2433500. CALL NOW: YURY- YP HOME IMPROVEMENT 732-207-4006
Home Renovations. Basements, Finish bathrooms, and apartments, scraping, etc. 18 years experience. No job too big or too small. Best prices 347-585-9217 CB0303 Reuven’s Repairs. Small electric and plumbing, $125. House call plus parts. Servicing Brooklyn. 347-585-3544 CB0217 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 FoxOwner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
Abra-Cadabra Junk Be Gone. Family Owned & Operated. Junk Removal, Clean-Outs, Demolition. Same Day, Dependable Service. Best Prices. Licensed & Insured. Visa/ MC/ Amex. Serving Ocean & Monmouth County, NJ. 732-262-9779 LM0519
WAREHOUSE FOR RENT CONEY ISLAND near NEPTUNE AVE 11,000 sq ft, No Columns, M1 Zone $12,000 / month Call Mr. Harry @ ALPINE REALTY 718-238-1788 HS0724
MALE SEEKING FEMALE, skinny, non-smoker, 40-45 years old, who likes dogs. Bensonhurst only. Call 347-856-1937 LM0421 Male Looking for Skinny Female, 18-50. Call 929-365-1376 LM0407 SEEKING A 65-75 YEAR OLD JEWISH GENTLEMAN FOR A 69 YEAR OLD JEWISH LADY. Please Call Me At 646-3225535. Thank You! LM0317 Kohen – 52, state Employee, kind and compassionate, Attends shul daily seeks easygoing, friendly, and considerate lady (NonDivorcee) for marriage. Call718-219-5212 or email email@example.com CB0303
HAY SALE. Good Quality 1st & 2nd cutting of Hay for sale. Call 845-361-2480 LM0414 30 Ladders, 6 compressors, 100 tools, vending brakes, alum. ramps, 8 lug tires & rims, comm. roll-ups, trains, toys, cameras, ammo & acc., plastic chippers +. Anytime. 732-267-8889 LM0317 ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES. 1930 Mils, 5 cent & 10 cent, $1,650 each. 1920 NCR brass cash register, excellent, $1,550. 1950 Coke 3 button sign, $550. Penny Fortune Teller Scale, $500 & more. Call 516-2443563 LM0303
We buy and Sell Gold, Silver, Sterling Pieces, Bullion and Collectible Coins. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. Call 646379-3566. Eli@USCoinSpot. com *Meetings By Appointment Only CB0224
NISSAN ROGUE SV SL 2013, AWD, 37,400 miles, excellent condition, new tires, negotiable, transferable 100,000 miles, 84 month warranty. $14,800 OBO. 845-225-3396 LM0407 MERCEDES 380 SLC 1981, rare, low production model, 2-door, silver blue, V-8 auto, runs ﬁne, fully loaded, no accidents, never ﬂooded, sun roof, garage kept, non-smoking. $3,900. 203-261-0175 LM0310 HONDA CIVIC LX 1999, 168,000 miles, great running condition, new timing belt, new water pump, new distributor, new rear shock absorbers, front struts, new exhaust system. $4,800. Call 845-269-7958 LM0324 NISSAN ROGUE SV SL 2013, AWD, 37,400 miles, excellent condition, new tires, negotiable, transferable 100,000 miles, 84 month warranty. $14,800 OBO. 845-225-3396 LM0407 2004 VOLKSWAGON PASSAT GLX. Platinum Silver, Gray Leather Interior. 71,000 Miles. Excellent Condition. $4,000. Call Mon- Sat, 10AM-4PM 845226-6149 LM0303
WANTAGH: 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, Iarge pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nancisue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516-374-0100 LM0414
34th St #252 W Betw/7th &8th ave.STORE 1800 SF + MEZZ 1500 SF New Storefront, BrokersWelcome Falcon Properties.com, 212-302-3000 HS0808
GRAVESEND OPEN HOUSE. One family detached brick in Gravesend area. 36 x 50 on 5694 sq ft lot. Full ﬁnished basement, detached 2 car garage, 3BR, 2 full baths, EIK, living rm, dining rm, basement, 2 large rms, kitchen, ½ bath. Owner Motivated! Call Agent Gina- Remax 917-584-4539 HS0712
OPEN HOUSE. EVERY SUN 1-4PM. 2910 Nostrand Ave (Kings Hwy & Ave P.) Drastic price reduction! Price includes roof terrace and parking. New 2 and 3 Bedrm Condos, 1,3751,451 SF, 2 baths, 2 kitchen sinks, elevator. Tax abatement. Final C of O. Wilk R.E. 718-3760606 HS0626
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
37th Street Between 1415 Avenue, 350 SF oﬃce, large windows, high ceiling, including furniture, internet & utilities Call 347-721-5244 CB0120 Avenue L/Nostrand Ave. 3 rm oﬃce, $1750, all included. Please call 718-513-6911 x101 CB0224
10 Beautiful Newly Decorated Classrooms. Air Conditioned. Immediate Rental. Central Bklyn Location. Serious Inquiries only. Available Immediately. Call: 718-837-3916 Leave Msg CB0113 Oﬃce Space For Lease Flatbush 3,400 Sq Ft 1 Flight up, 7300 Sq Ft Lower Level, 10 Ft Will Divide, Build To Suit Call: Moshe 718-614-4646 CB1230 Boro Park/ 17th Ave, Dahill RdBeaut, newly renov oﬃce, pvt entr, bsmt 400 sq ft, sunlight, bth, c/a, room for 7/8 desks, pre-wired. Call: 347-871-1661 CB1118
OFFICE FOR RENT. AVE U & E 4th ST. Second ﬂoor. Great location. Call David at 718-9987600 Ext 10 LM0729
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 WAREHOUSE MASPETH, QUEENS 5,000 sq ft, NEW BUILDING, 2nd ﬂoor w/ Elevator & PATIO. 8,500 sq ft, ground ﬂoor, 30 ft ceilings. OWNER 347-739-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org LM0317
HOWARD BEACH Medical Oﬃce for rent, established location across from shopping center, waiting room, reception area, 4 exam rooms+x-ray room. Handicap bathroom, 1st ﬂoor handicap accessible w/electric lift, 1800 sq. ft. parking easily available, 347- 322- 3614. HS0729 L I C- 460sf or 370 sq oﬃces ,well managed building wf private, private bathrooms,views,of Manhatten.3-8 Minute walk to LIRR, 7 train,restaurants & shops Easy access 5to Midtown Tunnel , LIE & BQE Call 718-7848100 HS0701
3060 EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traﬃc, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Raﬁ- 718-364-1400 or 347-495-0614
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812 STATEN ISLAND STOREFRONT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT ON BRADLEY AVE. High traﬃc area. Near school & temple. Please Call Dawn at 718-370-9700 LM0324
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
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REAL ESTATE LONG ISLAND
RETAIL STORE FOR RENT. 550 Northern Blvd. Great Neck (Across from Leonard’s.) 1600 sq ft. Fully renovated. Parking lot. Signage. HVAC. New LED lighting. New electric. Separate Gas, Electric, Taxes included. $7,500. By Owner 516-829-1244 LM0414
NEWLY FURNISHED & AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE For Psychotherapist & Related Professionals in Great Rockville Centre Location. Shared Waiting Room. Free Street Parking. Call 516-316-0096 LM0224 SOUTHAMPTON. Restaurant , wine bar, catering, wine tasting, patio dining, valet parking, chef’s garden. Over an acre. Jitney stop at property. Branding, hospitality, events, long term or pop-up. 702-378-6338 LM0106 FRANKLIN SQUARE OFFICE FOR RENT. Join Prof bldg w/ dentists & med doctors, good location, lots of parking. 1,000 sq ft avail. $22-$24/ per sq ft. 516-485-9740 LM1216 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT LEVITTOWN A-1 Prof. Bldg. 1-2-3 Rm. Suites. From $399/ Mo.Free Utilites. 516-735-6681 LM0911
LONG ISLAND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR 6060 SALE SMITHTOWN, L.I. Excellent 3-story oﬃce building. 18k SF gross plus prkg. 85% occupied. Near LIRR, Rte 25, Proj 6%+ cap rate. $2.7M. Ron @ BESEN (646)424-5317 LM0324
NEW YORK STATE 7050 SUFFERN/ BARDONIA- PRIME OFFICE SPACE AVAIL. FOR RENT. One on Lafayette Ave next to Hospital in Suffern (good for doctors.) Another on 304 in Bardonia. 845-425-8880 LM0317 KENT Office/ Retail Space on Route 52 corridor. Move your business from your basement or use our space for your pop-up or incubator business. Spaces range from 750 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft. Rent ranges from $950 to $2,200. Short and long term leases available. 845-878-7833 LM0106 OSSINING. Commercial garage space, 2200 sq ft. Zoned for auto repair & body work. Also, commercial outside storage. Frame equipment for sale. Rental or sale available. 914-941-3239 or 914-804-3461 LM1216 OSSINING/ BRIARCLIFF. Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist looking for Office Share for a professional in health related field. Asking rent $825/ month including utilities. Oromyologist.com 914-302-6983 LM1125
OSSINING. OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE BY OWNER: In the heart of Ossining, Spring & Main St. Walk to RR. 45/ min to NYC. Ideal professional space, suitable for professional and varied businesses. Spacious 3,200 sq ft room, can be divided into two offices, 1,600 sq ft/ each. One 400 sq ft office. Suite w/ conference room, kitchenette & 5 offices. Elevator access for ADA accessibility. Storage space available. TWO Municipal parking lots available w/ 3 free hours. Please Call Angelo 914-3375903 (O) or 914-282-9973 (C) LM1021
KATONAH- Office Suite for Rent. Charming Victorian House converted into professional office space. Furnished, sublet (400 sq ft) located on 2nd flr of bldg. Perfect for counselor or therapist. 2 min walk to train station. Call 914-232-4000
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
SUNSET PARK 50’s. M-1-2 zone warehouse- 4,200 sq ft, with modern house- 3,000 sq ft. Delivered vacant. $13,000 combined. Ask for HarryAlpine Realty 718-238-1788 LM0210
Avenue M/ East 2nd Street. Approximately 1500 square feet basement, private entrance, 9 foot ceiling. Call 845-274-5886 CB0127
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 JERSEY CITY. Builder’s Dream! Exclusive, residential lot is located on a quiet street East of Garfield Ave. Asking $225,000. Hurry! Won’t last! Call Grisell Romero at Exit Preferred Realty 201-6533948 LM0902 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. Wilkes Barre, PA. 4 family income, $2200 a month, 4 garages, $150,000. Deli and 2 Apts, $120,000. We will hold mortgage. 570-825-8631 KK0911
Building For Sale 15,000 sq. ft. 1,000 sq. ft. office 2 loading docks Linden, NJ Heimishe Area 30 min from Boro Park Call: 347-882-8037
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 LM0902
ELMSFORD. 4,000 Sq Ft. High Bay Warehouse with office. 14 Ft overhead door. Drive in, no automotive. Call 914-5927229 LM0708 OFFICE SPACE OR HAIR SALON FULLY EQUIPPED FOR RENT, Rt. 6, Mohegan Lake, NY. For Information, Call 914282-6602 LM0708 WHITE PLAINS AREASTORAGE & PARKING RENTAL. Clean & convenient enclosed storage shed & outdoor truck parking. Perfect for contractors or landscapers. Call 914-923-3429 LM0701
BRONX COMMERCIAL FOR SALE 4060 13% Return on Investment Shopping Center, 27% Return on Equity with Depreciation. Built ’97 . 40,361 Sq .Ft. 12,000 Cars/Day. Low $ Down. Seller Financing. Bronx: Development 44 Apartments, Approved Plans: Mixed Use Elevator Little Italy 12% Return On Investment: Vacant Lot: Queens: 9 + MultiFamily 14% Projected Return on Investment 800-242-9888 AL@ LichtensteinRE.com CB0120
OUT OF STATE
Desirable warehouse space near NJ Turnpike entrance & all major highways, close to all, 1st fl, multiple loading options, high ceilings, drive in doors, lots of vehicle parking, from 2,000 sf to 100,000 sf. Also refrigerator and freezer space avail. Call owner: 646-457-0517 CB0120 MIDDLETOWN/ RED BANK. Professional Office Suite in Bank Bldg at 75 Hwy 35 North, 1st floor, 650 sq ft. 732-741-3313 LM1223 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. BRICK, NJ. 775 sq ft. Office Space. 2 Suites available. Great high visibility location. Perfect for attorney or the like. $1,250/ month. 732-2455119 LM1125 OAKHURST, NJ. Office space for rent. 1 block off Rt. 35. $295. Large office, $475. Both include utilities + wait area. 732-859-2296 LM1230
For Sale – Brooklyn Industrial Warehouse & Dev Site (M1-4) 30,000 Built SF + 150’ Wide Dev Site Call Marcus Jecklin Epic Commercial Realty (646) 278-4674
WELL ESTABLISHED AMERICAN DINER LOCATED IN THE MIDTOWN EAST AREA. GREAT OPPORTUNITY. REASONABLE PRICE. RENT LISTED UNDER MARKET VALUE. FOR FURTHER INFO. CONTACT NICK(646) 209-2671. RW
2 WAREHOUSES FOR SALE IN LONG ISLAND CITY. Unique Opportunity for a Visionary Investor, or Best Use! LONG ISLAND CITY WITH WALKING DISTANCE TO 9 TRAIN LINES. R, N, Q,W, E, F, 7, M, AND G TRAINS. Less than a Mile to RFK, Tri-Borough, Pulaski Bridges and Midtown Tunnel. SUPER CENTRAL LOCATION! Please CALL 347-539-0052 LM1223
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE QUEENS, GLENDALE, NY 25 SQ FT REFURNISHED. BIG STORE FRONT WINDS & LARGE OFFICE WITH 3 PARKING SPACES. GOOD FOR MEDICAL OFFICE OR RETAIL BUSINESS CONTACT : SAL @ (917) 921-5239 RW0423
NEW YORK STATE 7060 PAWLING, NY. Four Lots for sale in Cushman Farms. Lots have ample acreage & are set up to start building your dream house. Views are breathtaking. Great place for your family or retirement. Call 914-949-2000 Ext. 428 LM0923
APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN
WILLIAMSBURG. NO FEE! Renovated 2BR Apt, $2,496. Ceramic Tile & Parquet Floors. 3 Blocks to Williamsburg Bridge. “BROKERS WELCOME.” Call Zhana 917302-2394 LM0407 AVE I/ E 15th ST. Studio apt, 3rd ﬂoor walk-up. No Fee. Principals only. $900. Call Owner 718-575-9600 LM0407 AVE X BETWEEN EAST 7 ST &; CONEY ISLAND AVE. 1 bedroom walk-in apt, move-in condition. $1,400 per month. No pets, no smoking. Call Owner 646-752- 6641 LM0224 AVE Y near Ocean Pkwy. 2 BR apt, new kit/applncs, terrace, 2nd ﬂr. Move in cond. 718-9743884, 347-574-1814 CB0127 OCEAN PKWY/L & M. First Floor 1 BR apt. Mod Kit & bth. Private house. All utilities included. $1,500. Call 917-559-5447 CB0113 Midwood For rent studio (also can be used for office) 2,3,4 Bedrooms Apts Call 718.376.4444
UPPER WEST SIDE – West End & 99 St.Seeking, roommate, spacious, 7RM, Apt.BR, Shower, shared kitchen, DR,$2,000/mo E; adyassky@ aol.com / 212-864-5288 HS0506
Bronx Tremont. 1820 Clinton Ave & 175th ST. Beautiful 1 Bedroom In A 3 Family House No Pets. $1000. See Landlord SAT ONLY. Call Owner 718-299-8347AE0115
COMMACK. Rent 2 rooms. 1 Large Bedroom, 1 Sitting Room & Private Bath. No smoking, no pets. Private. 631-864-3015 LM0407
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MARCH 17, 2017
REAL ESTATE EAST NORTHPORT- 1 Bedroom Apartment. Newly Painted, Private Entrance. Offstreet Parking. No Smoking. No Pets. $800/ month. 2 months’ security; background check. 516-662-2187 LM0303 LINDENHURST: Gorgeous, All New! 1BR, Eat-in kitchen, full bath, closets, no smoking, no pets, references a must! 1 month rent/ security. $1,650/ all, includes flat screen/ fios/ wifi. 516-661-7539 LM0127 FARMINGDALE. New, Very Large Apt, 1453 sq ft, 3 big bedrooms, walk-in closet, central a/c, central heat. Near LIRR. Private entrance. Immediate! $2,350 + utilities. 1 month security. No pets, no smoking. References checked. 631-252-0720 LM0113 DEER PARK. Small 1BR, small kitchen, driveway parking. No smoking, no pets. 2 month’s security. $850 + utilities. Available now. Owner 516-848-5631 LM1202 SOUTH HEMPSTEAD. Rockville Centre schools, 3BR, 2 baths, EIK, DR, LR, deck, in-ground pool 16x32. Near Molloy College. Gorgeous Apt. $2,700. 516-385-2165 LM0923
NEW YORK STATE 7010 NEW ROCHELLE/ WESTCHESTER. 1BR apts available. Extra-large rooms, eat-in kitchen. Near shops/ beach. No pets. $1625/ $1550/ $1490. 914-478-2442 LM0715
OUT OF STATE
WEST NEW YORK, NJ. 3BR, LR, DR & garage. ½ block from Blvd East. $2,300. Call Mariana at Coccia Realty 201893-6257 or 201-867-2100 LM0515
L.I. APT. RENTAL WANTED
LONG ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE
SEAFORD HARBOR: RENTAL WANTED: apt or studio. Sandy survivor seeks to move back to Seaford Harbor. Call Don 516-428-8916 LM0619
APARTMENTS FOR SALE / CONDOS BROOKLYN
Bed Stuy Get more bang for your buck with this LARGE 1007 SqFt condo ,located on a beautiful tree lined block .$600,000. NEGOTIABLE . 347-493-6976 HS0506
NYC, West End Avenue, 84/85 St. lg 7rm Condo for sale. 2500 sf, 5 BR, 3 bths Drmn bldg, no bkrs, $ 4.75M 917806-5080 HS0311
KEW GARDENS CONDO FOR SALE. 116-24 Grosvenor Lane. Modern & renovated 2BR, 1 bath, balcony, gym, common room, rooftop terrace, concierge. Low floor. Immediate parking available. Walk to temple. Asking $499K. Call Jason at Prime Realty 718-229-2922 LM1113
RONKONKOMA / NOB HILL – End unit, second floor, 2BR condo. Pergo & new tile in kitchen bath & balcony. Pool & tennis/ $222K. Call Owner 631-806-3488 LM0318
HOUSE FOR RENT 6030 PLAINVIEW. 3 Year Old Colonial! 4BR, 3 baths, 22’ EIK with island, 15’ FDR, 30’ MBR Suite. Huge Bsmt. Job Relocation Forced Sale. $5,100. Realtor 516-316-8551 LM0708
NEW YORK STATE 7020 Winter and Summer Vacation Rental. Beautiful nine Bedroom house in South Fallsburg, New York, (sleeps up to twenty ﬁve), two ﬁreplaces, huge kitchen and dining room, living room, oversized porch. Available for family retreats. Please call 347-309-8485 to reserve your weekend. CB0217 Scarsdale is located in beautiful Westchester County a residential community only 24 miles north of New York City and rated as a leading upscale community, has an outstanding school system with 99% of its graduates going on to higher education. There are over 20 parks and playgrounds, 26 public tennis courts, a municipal pool, and two 18-hole golf courses with Scarsdale Boundaries. The downtown Village Center, with its Tudor architecture, has a variety of stores, professional oﬃces and residential units and the Metro North Railroad. It so situated so that you can enjoy city life, suburban life, country life and ocean life within relatively short distances.
114 BIRCHALL DRIVE. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAYS 2-3:30PM OR APPOINTMENT.. Call Ray 212 602 1137 This house is located in the prestigious Murray Hill location near the ﬁnest school system, ﬁve minutes from the Metro North and thirty ﬁve minutes outside of Manhattan. Truly a great value being oﬀered by a Motivated Seller. Built in 1933 as a small mansion on one acre, this house has been upgraded to a larger home with attached 2 car garage for a growing family. Enter into a formal foyer with half bath right into a large country kitchen, granite island with bright breakfast area leading into Mother-in-law or Media Room. The house has a formal 35 foot long dining room with ﬁreplace and wet bar. The 1400 sf. family room contains three exposures, a 30ft cathedral ceiling, and a second ﬁreplace. Exit onto onto a wrapdeck which spirals down to a 600 sf. patio overlooking the rear of the property / gardens. The second ﬂoor features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, and a Romeo Juliet balcony overlooking the family room. Marble Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower. Servants’ quarters converted into bedroom and laundry room. The basement level features large rec- room with Lap Pool and lower den with FDR ﬁreplace. Exit the den onto a large patio overlooking large rear property, with babbling brook ample for garden & children’s play.
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CONDO FOR SALE FLORIDA BAL- HARBOR/RITZ CARLTON Great investment w/income potential Rarely avail 2 BR.2 ½ bth,sub-P/H suite in best line (14/15) w/ spectacular ocean & city views ,pvt foyer & elev.fully furn designer décor, world class amenities & services the ONLY deeded garage space in hotel Nr “The Shul “ Contact Douglas Elliman R.E Betsey Lee Turner 305-310-6888 HS0115
HOUSES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
AVE L & M/ NEW YORK AVE. 3BR, 2 ﬂoors, 1 ½ baths, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, hook-up for washer & dryer available. Master bedrm has balcony. Also available, bsmt apt with separate entrance. Owner 718-554-1001 LM0317 Ave N/ Bedford, Very large,Mod,1 Fam,3 BR 2 Bth,Duplex, pvt drv,gar,lrg deck,Must See1 $3,950, Bkr 718-382-4839 HS0610
NEW YORK STATE 7030 DOBBS FERRY- 2BR with porch, W/D, parking, close to schools & transportation. Good schools! 20 minute train ride to Manhattan. No pets. Available immediately. 917-838-9040 LM1209
CHARMING 1880 WHALERS HOME. Near Sag Harbor on Ferry Road, bay access, greenery: 4BR, 2 baths, ﬁreplace, remodeled kitchen/ bath. (10/15-6/30): $3,500 per month; Or (10/15-5/23): $2,500/ month. Call/ text 303476-0159 LM1016
NEW JERSEY SEASIDE HEIGHTS: OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 1-4, 1 Blvd New Condos Starting @ $399,900 Ocn & Bay views 1 Blk-Bch shopping & restaurants, upgrades everywhere. Mike Seaside Rlty Inc 732-330-6651 HS0527
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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FLUSHING, N.Y. Location, Location, 3BR TUDOR detached. Garage, Kitchen w/new SS appliances, Large Dining Rm, Living Rm w/ Fireplace, Sun Porch, W/D Walking Distance to Synagogue, near all LIRR. 10 min to Whitestone Br. MLS + 2% rebate. Asking $888.000. Call 718-308-7184 www.choicearea. com HS1211
MARCH 17, 2017
REAL ESTATE LAGRANGE TOWN OF, $350,000
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)
OUT OF STATE
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 LM0902
HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
KGH- 68TH RD. Well kept det. Lot 48 x 100. 4BR/ 3 baths, laundry, oﬃce, large EIK, 2nd ﬂoor BR with balcony. 347-455-0066 HS0902
* NE Bronx Residential Area * 3 BR Duplex, lg rms., ﬁn bsmt, 2 complete mod bths, lg fenced bkyd, Mod Kit, garage + driveway. Priced to sell! Call owner 718-882-4665 MK0220
FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY
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
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204
CATSKILL MT./ HUDSON VALLEY HOME FOR SALE 4 BEDROOM HOME INLAW APART. OFFI CE SUITE 2 1/2 HRS FROM NYC FLEXIBLE SPACE ADD. LAND AVAIL SUITABLE FOR FAMILY COMPOUND WWW.24JOELMAUSTIN.COM 518 622-9647 LM1002
SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DEAL, NJ. THREE LEVELS, 3/4 BEDROOMS, 3-1/2 BATHS, BASEMENT, GARAGE AND MORE. WALK TO BEACH, SHOPPING, HOUSES OF WORSHIP. EASY LIVING ON THE JERSEY SHORE. PRICED TO SELL @ $548,000. CALL MARY TAWIL @ 732-693-8210.
SOMERS. Charming, move-in ready 4BR, 3 baths, raised ranch, located on cul-de-sac in Somers school district. Home features new kitchen/ master bath, central air, pool, automatic generator and lots more. $595,000. Owner 914403-1243 LM0414
OUT OF STATE
GLADSTONE, VA. Large Cape Cod, Spacious, Full Basement, 5BR, on 88 Acres, w/Guest House & Pond. $879,000. Yoder Properties 434-547-9131 LM0421
No. Miami Beach. 4 houses for sale in heart of Jewish community. Also Miami Bch. Lic Real Estate Broker Call Erica 305-761-1612 CB0127 KEY WEST. CONDO FOR RENT. January 7- January 14, 2017. 2BR’s, 2 baths, $1,800. 631-722-3026 LM1216
PLOTS FOR SALE
Waterford, CT $749,000. 6bed, 4.5bath home. Au pair/In law/ Close to beaches/ New London. Outdoor pool. Tranquil/quiet. Immaculate like new! Call 806-912-3377 HS0821 BRICK. 4 Family on Metedeconk River. Extremely unusual property. Bulkhead w/dock. Long deep driveway. Opportunity to own on river & still earn income from 3 other apts. Owner anxious. Reduced to $569K. Exit Realty 732-920-2060 LM0421
PINELAWN Mausoleum for 2. Zinnia Ct. $20,000. 918-406-2624 LM0421
MT. ARARAT Section #51, Beautiful Location, 1 Plot, 2 Graves, No Annual Grave Care Bills. Value is $14,000. Selling for $8,000. 917-287-0005 LM0414 2 GARDEN CRYPT, Eye Level at Holmdel Cemetery. Valued $12,000. Asking $8,500. 908783- 8475 LM0324 PLOT FOR SALE: ROSEHILLS MEMORIAL PARK. Beautiful elevated GARDEN E level 5. $7,500 or best oﬀer. 203-595-5414 LM0217 BETH DAVID CEMETERY, ELMONT, NY. Two single plots. $4,000 neg. for both plots. Good location. Row CC. Graves 3 & 4. Call 954-472-3429 LM0310
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
Staten Island Mountaindale: 3 BRs. htd Fl arm, ﬁn bsmt, 2 bths, lg EIK, some furniture. Heated & A/c’s. Mint condition. All new appliances. Nr. shul. 917-453-6926. HS0729
GRAVESEND (PRIME). 2 family, double buildable, 40x100 lot, $1.375 Million. 2360 & 62 East 1st Street. Barbara Puccia Realty- Brokerage Cell 718755-1609 www.BarbaraPuccia. com LM0127
NEW YORK STATE
WANTAGH: 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, Iarge pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nancisue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516-374-0100 LM0414
Mill Basin Exclusive: Semi attached 1 family 6.5 room 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath duplex. Full ﬁnished basement. Parking.. ASKING $569,000 JS511 2 Family Attached BRICK. Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex. 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
WANTAGH OPEN HOUSE, SUN, 3/12/17, 2-4PM, 2420 RIVERSIDE DRIVE. 3BR, 1 ½ baths house, large pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nanci Sue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516374-0100 LM0310 MERRICK-WATERFRONT HOME, HAMPTONS IN MERRICK, 4BR, 2.5 BA, Dock your boat in backyard, 2 car garage, Low taxes. No damage from Sandy. Walking distance to house of worship. $839K 516-532-4626 CENTER MORICHES. By Owner. 4 Crosby St. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, den, 2.5 car garage with shop. $319,000. Call 631-987-5764 LM0501
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