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On Passover Hezbollah Rockets Will “Pass Over” Israel Thanks to “David’s Sling” Sophisticated Anti-Missile Defense System Fully Functional
The 'David's Sling' system is designed to shoot down incoming rockets with ranges of 25 to 190 miles (40-300 kilometers), targeting mostly the missiles that were fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah organization toward Israel in recent years. The lowest layer is the Iron Dome system, capable of intercepting short-range rockets, small unmanned aerial vehicles and some mortar shells like those that have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip or from southern Lebanon.
rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, representatives of the United States military attaché to the IDF, and a host of senior IDF officials gathered at the Hatzor Air Force Base on Sunday to inaugurate the David’s Sling anti-aircraft and anti-missile system. Also attending the ceremony were IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, US Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Admiral James Syring and Israeli Air Defense Commander Brig.-Gen. Zvi Haimovitz.
The 'David's Sling' system is designed to shoot down incoming rockets with ranges of 25 to 190 miles (40-300 kilometers), targeting mostly the missiles that were fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah organization toward Israel in recent years. It will make up the middle tier of Israel’s multi-layer missile defense capabilities, according to a Fox News report. The lowest layer is the Iron Dome system, capable of intercepting short-range rockets, small unmanned aerial vehicles and some mortar shells like those that have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip or from southern Lebanon. In December of 2014, the Jewish Voice reported that the David’s Sling
missile defense system would be put through advanced trials before being made operational. The system, also known as the "Magic Wand", was
Iron Dome went from the drawing board to combat readiness within less than four years, a remarkably short period of time for a weapons system designed from scratch, according to military experts. jointly developed by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and the US firm Raytheon Co. The intercep-
tor, known as "Stunner," is a two-stage missile that can reach a top speed of Mach 7.5 and consists of a "kill vehicle" with advanced steering for super maneuvering during the kill phase. In 2005, Brig. Gen. Danny Gold, then head of Maf 'at, decided to start the program that would include the system's research and a demonstration of the intercepting system. In 2007, Israel commissioned the development of Iron Dome, choosing Israeli contractor Rafael over the American giant Lockheed Martin. Israeli company mPrest Systems was put in charge of programming the core of Iron Dome's battle management system. Iron Dome went from the drawing board
to combat readiness within less than four years, a remarkably short period of time for a weapons system designed from scratch, according to military experts. On January 17, 2014, former President Obama signed the fiscal year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The bill provided $235 million for Israel to procure the Iron Dome system. The Israeli government had also agreed to spend more than half the funds the United States provides for the Iron Dome system in the United States. Funds going to U.S. contractors
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Panel on NYC Criminal Justice to Shut Riker’s Island; Replaced with Smaller Jails By: Kristina Stukalenko
n Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration reform consisting of consequential members of New York City’s political elite such as former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Herbert Sturz, chairman of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, will look to close the historic Rikers Island jail complex, replacing it with five new jails spread across the five boroughs. The plan will be accomplished by what some would argue are dangerous means. A portion of Rikers current inmate population will be released under supervision according to the New York Post. Others argue that the current system is not equitable enough for those currently housed in New York’s prison complex. Sturz told the Post that “Some
This is not the first time that policymakers have convened or spoken on the possible shutting down of Rikers, Governor Andrew Cuomo has supported the measure in the past. De Blasio originally rejected the idea of closing the complex, stating that although it was a noble concept, the actual execution of the measure would be an impractical step, as it would cost the city “billions and billions of dollars” and arguably make it less safe to inhabit, after all, a former prisoner on the loose is still a Former New York State Chief loose prisoner, irrespective of Judge Jonathan Lippman whether or not they are under of the people there will be on state-mandated “supervised supervised release…we want control.” The recently convened comto make the bail system fair.” At present, Rikers current- mission hired two teams of ly houses 10,000 inmates, 80 consultants in order to forpercent of which are awaiting mulate a blueprint to revamp trial. Lippman has reportedly the Island. The team of conalready met with NYC Mayor sultants from HR&A Advisors Bill De Blasio and City Coun- has proposed that the city the cil Speaker Melissa Mark-ViSee Panel on NYC Criminal, page 37 verito to finalize the plan.
Cops Accused of Accepting Bribes will Hope to Rely on De Blasio Ruling By: Natasha Spyer
YPD cops that are accused of providing favors in exchange for bribes are preparing to appear in court soon to present a motion to dismiss their cases. According to the New York Post, the accused will use the same US Supreme Court case that was used to exonerate New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and that will be used in similar corruption cases involving state politicians such as Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos. The FBI has been investigating the relationship between several NYPD officials like Corrections officer union president Norman Seabrook and former NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks and well-placed businessmen Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz. The Feds discovered the presence of shady dealings between the men when they wiretapped a dinner that between the aforementioned parties. Their investigation of what they found led them to interrogate 20 cops-including three deputy chiefs and the Head of the Upper East Side’s 19th Precinct according to the New York Post. Specifically, the Feds probed the suspects over gifts and trips that were given to the officers in exchange for favors. The probe also involved a conspiracy between the NYPD officials to purchase and resell liquor at discounted
Nine Torah Scrolls Stolen from Brooklyn Synagogue By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh
n breaking news, the NYPD has confirmed that nine Torah scrolls were stolen from a synagogue in Brooklyn. According to the NYPD, two men and one woman broke into Maase Rokach Congregation on 12th Avenue and 55th street in Borough Park. The robbery occurred sometime on Sunday April 2nd, between 3:11 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The congregation members called the police on Sunday afternoon. Police believe that the suspects fled in a four door white SUV. The value of the Torah scrolls has been estimated at $223,000. As we know, for the Jewish people a Torah scroll is worth infinitely more than the monetary value. Throughout our history, facing persecutions, Jews were ready even to risk their lives to protect a Torah. The troubling discovery “was first spotted by a person associated with the synagogue who noticed significant damage to the basement door and saw several books were missing from a book cabinet,” as reported by the NY Times. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have
According to the NYPD, two men and one woman broke into Maase Rokach Congregation on 12th Avenue and 55th street in Borough Park. The robbery occurred sometime on Sunday April 2nd, between 3:11 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
The NYPD has confirmed that nine Torah scrolls were stolen from a synagogue in Brooklyn
been made yet. Police are look- please contact the synagogue ing for any available surveillance board or the NYPD. You may videos. If you have any informaSee Nine Torah Scrolls, page 37 tion which may be of assistance,
De Blasio Orders 2 Mohels to Cease Metzizah B’Peh Related to Infant Herpes Outbreaks By: Natasha Spyer
T The FBI has been investigating the relationship between several NYPD officials like Corrections officer union president Norman Seabrook and former NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks and well-placed businessmen Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz
prices in order to generate a profit for themselves. Last Friday, when the officer's case was first heard in Manhattan federal Court, the lawyer for NYPD chief Michael Harrington cited the Supreme Court ruling that deemed that accepting gifts in exchange for favors on “an as-need basis” no longer strictly constituted bribery. Andrew Weinstein, Harrington’s lawyer, argued that the Feds needed to prove a “quid pro quo of something concrete” according to the New York Post. Perhaps more concretely, another attorney for the disgraced cops, Marc Fernich argued that “amorphous” favors not directly tied to a gift no longer counted as bribes. Harrington and James Grant,
his alleged accomplice have been accused of accepting trips abroad and home renovations among other things from real-estate investor Jona Rechnitz and his businessman friend Jeremy Reichberg. In exchange for these pleasantries, and fixing the businessman’s tickets, the NYPD cops and their cronies received free escort services courtesy of their executive friends. In the famous McDonnell decision cited by a team of the cops team of defense attorneys, in this case, the Supreme Court justices ruled that there was no hard proof had not provided “official acts” in exchange for nearly $165,000 that he received in loans and gifts according to the Post.
he City has ordered two unsanitary mohels to stop performing circumcisions after they were linked to infant herpes outbreaks. The De Blasio administration has not disclosed the names of the mohels. In a bizarre turn of events, the city has placed the responsibility of protecting their children on the backs of parents. The Health Department has issued a statement asking parents to ask mohels if they are among those contaminated with the virus. Mayor De Blasio issued a statement in which he claimed the decision to not disclose the names of the mohels was legally based. “As far as we understand legally at this moment, because of the confidentiality rules relating to someone’s health status, we can’t publish the names overtly. We are looking for some pathway to do that appropriately. We can certainly tell those individuals they should stop participating in this practice and unfortunately, once they have herpes, it doesn’t go away.” At present, it seems that the administration acquiescing and
The Health Department will now ban mohels linked to newborn herpes cases without testing the mohel himself for the virus
thereby sanctioning a form of state-mandated child abuse, as Mohels that practice metzizah b’peh are responsible for spreading herpes to six infants over the course of two years. The mohel traditionally sucks the blood out of the infant’s penis immediately following circumcision. Moreover, instead of taking direct responsibility for the lack of proper governmental oversight, state officials are blaming the process of circumcision in and of itself. Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett said at a City Council hearing
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that “the department considers this an unsafe practice ad we recommend that people not engage in it…the medical view is different from the religious view.” She added. The question of the legality of the mezitzah b’peh and how the procedure should be regulated under state law exemplifies the divide and the sanctified separation of church and state and raise many important moral and ethical questions. As it stands, a licensed medical doctor does not have to be See De Blasio Orders, page 37
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Art Dealer Knocks ‘Phony’ King David Sculpture on Display at the Met By Hannah Hayes
n antique art dealer is fighting with the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the authenticity of the museum’s 12th-century sculpture of the head of King David. The 62-year-old art dealer Robert Walsh first became interested in the sculpture at the Met in 2012 when he purchased a very similar head for $600 from an antique store in Greenwich Village. The NY Post reports, “But when he first visited the Met’s King David, he knew instantly that the fine-grained, grey limestone head — which the museum contends once graced a portal at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris — is not the real thing. He believes it is a knock-off made between 1919 and 1920 in Paris, and that the model may have been his own, valid sculpture.” The sculpture was acquired for the Met by its Medieval art curator “Monuments Man” James Rorimer, who was played by Matt Damon in the 2014 film “Monuments Men.” “Walsh, who says his head is worth up to $20 million, expected the Met to embrace his
Head of King David, ca. 1145, is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
findings. Instead, he has been consistently rebuffed since he came forward in 2012. Walsh has spent the last five years immersed in research. He has had his head scientifically tested and even traveled to Paris to consult with experts. In 2014, a piece of the limestone from Walsh’s sculpture was drilled and tested by experts from the University of Missouri, which has a database of samples of antique French limestone. Walsh’s sculpture was found to contain traces of limestone from a quarry in the Burgundy region
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met", is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
of France, proving that the head is indeed of French origin and an antique,” according to The Post. Walsh’s research found that the Met’s head of King David first appeared for sale in a French gallery that was known for moving forgeries. The Post reports, “French art dealer Georges Demotte employed one of France’s greatest forgers, who turned out ‘antiquities’ that were sold to the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum in the 1920s
and 1930s. Walsh believes that Demotte’s Paris-based forger used his head to make the Met’s sculpture. In a landmark French investigation in 1923, Demotte’s New York agent Jean Vigoroux, called Demotte ‘the world’s greatest faker,’ according to newspaper reports of the day. Vigoroux told a French court that Demotte “has inundated America with false art,” and said that the gallery had sold at least six fakes to the Met.” In November 1930, the sculpted head was first ex-
hibited and offered for sale at Demotte’s New York gallery. The object was listed in the catalogue as “Crowned King’s head,” without an mention of King David or Notre Dame. In all actuality the preface in the catalog said that the head was found “in Paris in the environs of St. Germain de Pres,” right across the River Seine from Notre Dame. Walsh told the Post, “I suddenly discovered there was something very wrong. The museum’s story of their head is a lie.” He expressed concern that he will be prevented from cashing in on the true value of his sculpted head by the Met refusing to acknowledge their sculptures true history. The Met is still sticking to their story that the head is not a fake. A spokesman for the museum said, “The Met’s Head of King David is an important example of early gothic French sculpture that the Met is proud to feature in its medieval galleries. Our firm conclusion after extensive research is that the piece is indeed authentic, and connected to comparable works produced in Paris in the twelfth century.”
Rent Freeze Challenged by Landlord Group is Upheld by Judge By Mark Snyder
n Tuesday, March 28, a New York State Supreme Court judge rejected arguments made by a landlord group claiming that the Rent Guidelines Board did not have the authority to stabilize rents, and upheld a freeze on the rents of certain one-year leases The Real Deal reports, “The decision was a harsh blow to the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA), which filed a lawsuit in July claiming that the freeze on rent-stabilized units was politically motivated and didn’t take owners’ costs into account. Judge Debra James found that the Rent Guidelines Board wasn’t wrong in considering tenant affordability when
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
Joseph Strasburg is the president of the Rent Stabilization Association
it approved the freeze in June, Politico reported.” An attorney for Goddard Riverside Community Center, Matthew Longobardi told
Politico, “We’re glad that the tenants had a say in this and that the board can continue to consider tenant affordability in setting the rent adjustments
for the city of New York for rent-stabilized tenants.” Goddard intervened in this matter n behalf of the board. President of the RSA Joseph
Strasburg said that he is planning to appeal the decision. He also restated the argument made by the group, that the board’s actions were wrongfully interfered with by the mayor. Strasburg said, “It’s disappointing that this court didn’t see that de Blasio’s political influence resulted in the Rent Guidelines Board using a parameter — tenant affordability — that is now allowed by law. The RGB process which is supposed to be independent of City Hall influence has been corrupted by a mayor that puts politics ahead of sound affordable housing policy, which is bad for tenants, affordable housing and the owners of 1 million rent-stabilized apartments — the largest providers of affordable housing.”
Schneiderman Provides $10M to Keep Foreclosure-Prevention Program Alive By: Ilana Siyance
N New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will provide $10 million to keep a foreclosure-prevention service alive for one more year. The new round of funding will sustain the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), a network of roughly 90 nonprofit housing counseling and legal service agencies that provide free, high-quality assistance to at-risk families across the state of NY, to help them avoid foreclosure.
ew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will provide $10 million to keep a foreclosure-prevention service alive for one more year. The new round of funding will sustain the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), a network of roughly 90 nonprofit housing counseling and legal service agencies that provide free, high-quality assistance to at-risk families across the state of NY, to help them avoid foreclosure. Schneiderman vowed in 2012 to dedicate $20 million to the program annually for five years. Now that those funds are set to expire in October, the nonprofits have lobbied to receive $20 million from the state budget.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the $10 million allocated will be paid from settlements that the state obtained in litigations against banks and mortgage companies in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The promised funds will keep the program above water until the next state budget. Schneiderman said legislature will need to search for a new way to pay for the program after the last of those funds are depleted. A spokeswoman for the Attorney General touted the importance of the program, saying that the prevention program “provided a vital lifeline that has allowed over 70,000 families to avoid foreclosure.” Currently, the state law is requiring lenders to provide homeowners with a list of the nonprofit foreclosure-pre-
vention counselors anytime they send out a 90-day foreclosure notice. New York is one of the states still dealing with a grim backlog of foreclosures. At this time, there are 62,000 pending foreclosures in New York State. While that is about 30 percent less than the peak levels experienced in the year 2014, it is still higher than the level in 2009. “I have said since the day I took office that no one should ever lose their home because they didn’t have access to a lawyer,” said AG Schneiderman, in a statement last year. “My office is dedicated to using all the tools at our disposal to make sure mortgage servicers are held accountable in providing relief to New York families who continue to weather the foreclosure crisis.”
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Mark Pincus, Founder of Zynga in Big Money Divorce Billionaire owner of Zynga is set to be divorced from his wife, Alison Gelb Pincus. Alison has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences By: Svetlana Poprinsky
he billionaire owner and founder of Zynga and early investor in Facebook and Twitter, Mark Pincus is divorcing his wife Alison Gelb Pincus, 42. Alison filed the summons on March 16 in San Francisco citing “irreconcilable differences”. The Summons asks the Court to nullify the couple’s prenuptial agreement. Pincus’s wife is a successful businesswoman in her own right. She is the one time cofounder of One Kings Lane, a furniture, and home decor company that offered private sales on high-end décor to customers over the internet. The company was sold to Bed Bath & Beyond for $30 million last year. At one point, the company was valued at $900 million. She is currently involved in hellomazel.com and is currently on the board of directors of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum. Zynga is a video game developer that was originally founded by Pincus, Justin Waldron, Eric Sheirmeyer, Michael Luxton and Steve Schoettler in 2007. Pincus
The billionaire owner and founder of Zynga and early investor in Facebook and Twitter, Mark Pincus is divorcing his wife Alison Gelb Pincus, 42
named the company after his late pit bull. Its most social media game is Farmville, which is mostly played on Facebook. The social media gaming developer is now valued at $1.28 billion. The range of oversight that Pincus has exercised within the company has fluctuated markedly. He served as Zynga’s CEO until June 2013, then returned as CEO in April of 2015 and then stepped down from the role again in 2016. The Silicon value power couple has been married for nine years and has three young
children. In addition to contesting the prenuptial agreement, Alison has opted to seek joint physical and legal custody of the couple’s children. Her main argument for doing so will be that her husband’s net worth has exponentially risen since they took their marriage vows, thereby delegitimizing the terms under which the couple had initially decided to divide their assets. California law allows for prenuptial agreements to See Mark Pincus, Founder , page 36
White Supremacist in NYC Court for Fatal Stabbing on West Side By Helen Zaboulani
n a court appearance on Monday April 3rd, white supremacist James Harris Jackson showed no remorse, as he smiled contently while being charged with the murder of a black man. The 28-year-old avowed racist is being charged in a Manhattan court for fatally stabbing Tim Caughman, on March 20th. As reported by the NY Post, the crime was racially motivated. Jackson allegedly told police that he traveled to the Big Apple from Baltimore intent on killing black people. According to police, 66-year-old Caughman was stabbed with a 26-inch sword near the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 36th Street at around 11:30 p.m.
“Whether they have the funds or not, I’m not sure. But I can say his parents are not going to pay,” According to assistant district attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, the young army veteran spotted his victim stooped over a garbage can, and lunged at him, stabbing him repeatedly. The mortally wounded lifelong New Yorker managed to stumble into the Midtown South Police Precinct, but he died soon after. At his funeral, Caughman was described as a well-liked can-and-bottle recycler, the
Bed Bath & Beyond Denies Reports that it is Parting Ways with Ivanka Line By: Kristina Stukalenko
eeking to clear up some confusion that emerged last week, the retail giant Beth, Bath and Beyond has announced that contrary to reports that have circulated in the media, they are still carrying Ivanka Trump branded items in their chain of stores around the country, according to a report in the New York Post. Last week, it was reported that the retailer had ceased selling Ivanka Trump products. The company had also stopped featuring the first daughter's merchandise on its website. The #GrabYourWallet movement, that has paved the way for the mass boycott of Trump merchandise from Macys and other retailers had noted the apparent bandwagon effect that the new administration has ushered in, as the polarizing effect of Trump's policies are being felt throughout the domestic economy. Shannon Coulter, founder of the #GrabYourWallet movement, tweeted a photo of a customer-service e-mail sent from Bath which states "At this time, we are no longer carrying Trump merchandise." Bed Bath and Beyond is in good company, as several major well reputed fashion retail-
The retail giant Beth, Bath and Beyond has announced that contrary to reports that have circulated in the media, they are still carrying Ivanka Trump branded items in their chain of stores around the country
ers have distanced themselves from the Trump administration through their implementation of informal and formal boycotting strategies. Nordstroms had made the announcement in February that they would no longer be stocking up on Trump branded items. Sears and Kmart stopped featuring Trump products on their websites and Neiman Marcus stopped carrying Ivanka's line. According to #GrabYourWallet representatives, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls staff were asked not to upsell products with the Trump logo. The relationship between the fashion industry and the po-
litical positions of the president have reached a state of terminal despair, as in his typical manner the President begrudgingly, although not to the same bellicosity that he normally refers to individual people tweeted a message about Nordstrom's decision to remove Ivanka's line from its shelves. "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person-always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!" Surprisingly however, and much to the dismay of the factions that want to put a real See Bed Bath & Beyond , page 37
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Chetrit & Somerset Partners to Create Property in Downtown Brooklyn 1300 Rental Units in South Bronx Center of Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit By: Ilana Siyance
ne of the most ambitious projects envisioned for the Bronx is in the making. To turn it into a reality, a new record in financing will likely need to be set for the borough. According to the Real Deal, The Chetrit Group and Somerset Partners are endeavoring to create 1,300 residential rental units throughout seven-buildings in Mott Haven, South Bronx. The project is slated to cost $600 million. The partners plan to put in between $100 million to $150 million in equity. As per Keith Rubenstein from Somerset, they are seeking a construction loan of up to $500 million for the megaproject.
The Chetrit Group, headed by Joseph Chetrit, is no newcomer to the field. They have successfully scooped up plenty of high profile properties, played the market with perfect timing and proved their ability to acquire loans.
The Chetrit Group, headed by Joseph Chetrit, is no newcomer to the field. They have successfully scooped up plenty of high profile properties, played the market with perfect timing and proved their ability to acquire loans.
ties and Robert Verrone from Iron Hound Management Company are working together on the quest for financing. Regardless to whether or not the financing is obtained, the developers have set the date for next month to break ground on the site. The complex will consist of three new buildings at 2401 Third Avenue. Two of The developers are actively them will soar 25 stories high pursuing domestic lenders in and the other will be 16 stories hopes to obtain a mezzanine high. There will be four more loan, a first mortgage or pre- buildings at 101 Lincoln Aveferred equity. Adi Chugh from nue. Three of those will rise 24 Maverick Commercial Proper- stories high and the other will
be 22 stories. The Mott Haven construction will ensue in two phases, and is slated for completion in late 2019. The fast growing borough of Bronx has yet to see a construction loan in excess of $200 million, much less $500 million. Last April, Taconic Investment Partners and Clarion Partners secured $110 million in financing for the Eastchester Heights complex which consists of 118 buildings. Also last year, the Morgan Group received $148.6 million in refinancing for 21 rental buildings. In 2016, the Bronx enjoyed a record $3.3 billion in real estate investment, with more than 14.2 million square feet of development, according to Ruben Diaz Jr, the Bronx Borough President. The Chetrit Group, headed by Joseph Chetrit, is no newcomer to the field. They have successfully scooped up plenty of high profile properties, played the market with perfect timing and proved their ability to acquire loans. They received a $135 million loan from Bank of the Ozarks and Melody Finance for Dekalb Avenue, dubbed Brooklyn’s tallest tower, along with their partner JDS Development Group. In December, Chetrit Group also obtained a $194 million loan package from Acore Capital and SL Green Realty for a condo conversion at 49 Chambers Street in the Financial District.
By: Anat Ghelber
piece of property in Downtown Brooklyn measuring out 220,000-square feet is the center of a lawsuit to the tune of $44 million. The plaintiff is the head of Aview Equities, based in Borough Park, named Abraham Liefer. The defendant is Henry Lieberman, who Abraham Liefer claims violated their contractual agreement to sell the Brooklyn property to Liefer… by attempting to instead sell it to Liefer’s own possible investors for $3 million dollars less than the agreed-upon price of $44 million between the two. Abraham Liefer described his investors in court as “a small, tight knit, insular and financially capable real estate investor group” who he was working with to help financially aid his buying of 15 Hanover Place in 2015 from the Lieberman Group, headed by Henry Lieberman, for $44 million. The property measures 9,400 square-feet, with a surrogate address for 283 Livingston Street for the three story 37,500 square-foot building that can be found on it. Development rights include a complete 93,800 square feet in the surrounding area. At one time, Abraham Liefer had contracts with Harry Blaustein, an optometrist, to
Abraham Liefer (pictured above) had originally planned to turn this property into offices and retail outlets. He claims that while he was working to gain investors' help in purchasing the properties, Henry Lieberman was covertly looking to sell the properties to Liefer’s investors instead, at $3 million dollars less than the asking price between him and Lieberman
purchase a nearby real estate property at 275-281 Livingston Street for the price of $18.5 million. Another property that Liefer had his eye on was located at 291 Livingston Street for the round sum of $10 million, that he was looking to purchase with the help of Red Apple Group headed by John Catsimatidis. The Real Deal reported earlier this month that this same property had been sold by Red Apple Group to Eli Karp’s Hello Living for $11.1 million. A grand total of 220,000 square feet of development rights are in play with the current legal wran-
‘New Empire’ Developing $43M Condos in Sheepshead Bay By Hadassa Kalatizadeh
ew Empire Real Estate Development, led by Bentley Zhao, filed an offering plan for a 56-unit condo at 2128 Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, as per an application with the NYS Attorney General’s office. Last June, Zhao purchased the lot from Yu Xi-Liu for $3.9 million. As reported by the Real Deal, Zhao is aiming for a $43 million sellout at the 73,000-square-foot South Brooklyn project. Mr. Zhao has yet to file new building permits for the site where the previous owners demolished a one-story garage. New Empire Real Estate Group is a real estate development company, who has developed or renovated over 100 projects in New York City, mostly residential condominiums. As of 2016, Mr. Zhao's total investment in Real Estate reached roughly $450 million, with total sales of $700 million. New Empire is headquartered on 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park, which is also home to Mr. Zhao’s New Empire EB-5 Regional Center. As per the company’s website, New Empire plans for 56 units, with an average size of
New Empire Real Estate Development, led by Bentley Zhao, filed an offering plan for a 56-unit condo at 2128 Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, as per an application with the NYS Attorney General’s office
890 square feet per apartment. The building will offer studios though to three-bedrooms. In September, New Empire obtained an $18.5 million loan for the Sheepshead Bay project from Banco Popular North America. The company has also fully filled the EB-5 portion of the funding. Mr. Zhao can expect healthy competition for his condos from Muss Development and Avalon Bay Communities, who are also developing a 232unit condo tower in Sheepshead Bay, at 1501 Voorhies Avenue. But, that won’t be the only thing on the young entre-
preneur’s mind. Zhao’s New Empire is simultaneously developing a 49-story, 122- unit, condominium tower at 131 East 47th Street in Manhattan. In 2015, they purchased the site from Extell Development for $81 million. Also in progress is a Prospect Park South condo tower named ‘Ocean Tower’. The condominium at 269 4th Avenue in Park Slope will have 105-units. Moreover, the developer has a boutique, seven-unit build underway at 409 West 45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Mr. Zhao will be raising EB-5 financing for all his aforementioned projects.
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gling. Abraham Liefer had originally planned to turn this property into offices and retail outlets. Liefer claims that while he was working to gain investors' help in purchasing the properties, Henry Lieberman was covertly looking to sell the properties to Liefer’s investors instead, at $3 million dollars less than the asking price between him and Lieberman. According to statements made by Abraham Liefer in Kings County Supreme court, “[Lieberman] knew that members of the investment group who had committed See Property in Downtown , page 36
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No Deal Between Kushners & Report: Israeli Real Estate Investments Chinese Co. for Fifth Ave Skyscraper in NYC Plummeted in 2016 By Charles Bernstein
ushner Companies is no longer in talks with the Chinese investor that was going to help them redevelop the $7.5 billion tower located at 666 Fifth Avenue. On Tuesday, March 28, a spokesman for Kushner told the Post, “Kushner Companies is no longer in discussions with Anbang about 666 Fifth Ave.’s potential redevelopment, and our firms have mutually agreed to end talks regarding the property.” However, the revolutionary plan is far from being dead. Charles Kushner led Kushner Companies is out looking for new financial backers to recreate the 1,400-foot-tall tower that will be renumbered 660 Fifth Avenue, to eliminate the bad omen many people feel surround the number 666.
A rendering of the Zaha Hadid-designed skyscraper that would replace the existing building at 666 Fifth Avenue.
many other financial backing partners of stepping up in its place. The spokesman from Kushner said, “Kushner Companies remains in active, advanced negotiations around 666 Fifth Ave. with a number of potential investors.” “With Jared Kushner focused on his White House “Kushner Companies job — and no one wants to remains in active, interfere with that mission — advanced negotiations everyone at the Kushner firm, around 666 Fifth Ave. from father Charles to mom with a number of Seryl Kushner, and Laurent potential investors” Morali, firm president, are maintaining a Chinese wall Even though the Chinese when it comes to investors. insurance company, Anbang, The negative press that behas dropped out of the proj- sieged both Kushner and Anect, The Post’s sources say that bang made it clear they could
not move forward together on the deal,” reports The Post. A source told The Post, “Now, the Kushners are weighing [each potential investor] and whether there is a conflict or even a perceived conflict.” According to the source, although Kushner Companies may an international investor in the end, company is avoiding foreigners with extensive US business as well as sovereign wealth funds. Back when it was unlikely that Donald Trump win the US presidential election, the company was talking about getting international conglomerates and sovereign wealth funds to invest approximately $500 million. Now that the tides have turned, “they are telling them ‘No.’ ” The current loan for $1.2 billion has already been offered to be paid off with funds supplied by two local banks. The source told The Post, “It is not over-leveraged because it comes to $758 per square foot.” This is at a time when space in office towers in Midtown Manhattan is selling for around $1,200 per square foot. According to The Post, “While construction planning is under way, there are also twoand one-year options to extend the payoff. The total $7.5 billion See No Deal Between Kushners , page 37
Investors have spent a mere $131M this past year, a steep decline from $2.07B last year By: Kristina Stukalenko
sraeli investment in New York City declined precipitously last year according to a report by Ariel property realtors. The story as originally reported in the Real Deal. Israeli investment declined to $130.5 million in 2016. This is a marked downturn from the $2.07 billion that Israelis had invested in 2015. Overall investment declined from $48 billion to $67 billion in 2015. The APA report mentioned that Israeli investors had only been involved in 18 deals last year, as compared with 39 that went through in 2015. APA president Shimon Shkury told the Commercial Observer that the cause of the downturn has been an overheated market. “Israeli investors, as well as developers here, really took a step back. There were fewer trades and less multifamily deals as compared to last year. The report also reported a steep decline in the amount of development projects. In 2016 it was estimated that investors have only placed $112.5 million into 11 deals, representing a dramatic downturn from the $1.31 billion funneled into the 24 deals made in 2015. By con-
amounts of American firms that have turned to Israel proper to secure funding have increased markedly. In particular, American real estate firms have gone to Israel in order to secure proper financing. The amount of debt accumulated by American companies investing in Israel has risen to $878.5 million in 2016. Most of this money came from the investment in bonds on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, although that number was also down from the $1.07 billion raised in 2015. APA president Shimon Despite the downturn, Shkury told the Commercial Shkury sees the tides rising in Observer that the cause of the future. He expects investthe downturn has been an ments to be on an upswing in overheated market. “Israeli investors, as well as developers the future. “Israeli investors are careful and look for certainty, here, really took a step back. but they’re also opportunistic.” There were fewer trades According to the Real Deal, and less multifamily deals as since the beginning of 2017, compared to last year. Yoel Goldman’s All Ameritrast, Israelis invested a mere can Management raised $58.3 $18 million in seven multifam- million in a private bond ofily deals last year, as compared fering to Israeli institutionto $353.7 million invested in al investors. Israeli investors have also been involved in 2015. Since 2007, Israeli investors the acquisition of a Williamshave funneled $5.74 billion burg loft building at 475 Kent into 225 commercial property Avenue for $56 million. The prospect of future investments transactions last year. There is an inverted rela- is looking to be on the more tionship established in the and more likely in the coming case of American firms. The years.
Financial Woes of Raphael Toledano Mount With Madison Realty Capital By: Anat Ghelber
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he financial woes for 27-year-old Raphael Toledano, landlord and owner of Brookhill Properties, keep on mounting. Besides an affiliate of his having to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on an East Village property portfolio with a total of 15-buildings, he’s also just lost a chance to sell that same portfolio to real estate tycoon Jeff Sutton’s son, Joseph Sutton, for $145 million. Any deal the two had is now null and void. Madison Realty Capital, an investor-lender company headed by Josh Zegen and Brian Shatz, had filed to foreclose on the 15-building portfolio previously. The buildings, a collection of multifamily walk-ups, had been bought by Raphael Toledano in 2015. Now, bankruptcy filings have been made on them in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York City by East Village Properties, LLC (controlled by Brookhill Properties.) This will, supposedly, give Toledano some leeway time to sell the buildings and prevent any foreclosure… assuming he can find other buyers. While both Raphael Toledano and Joseph Sutton have refused to comment on their failed real estate deal; it has been revealed by anonymous sources
While both Raphael Toledano (pictured above) and Joseph Sutton have refused to comment on their failed real estate deal; it has been revealed by anonymous sources close to them that Sutton wished to avoid being linked to any deal with the stigma of a bankruptcy filing
close to them that Sutton wished to avoid being linked to any deal with the stigma of a bankruptcy filing. Its been further revealed by these same sources that Toledano had actually asked Sutton to vacate the deal so as to allow Toledano to gain an advantage on Madison Realty Capital. Sutton had agreed. According to portfolio manager Adam Stein-Sapir with Pioneer Funding Group, “It’s the standard playbook of lender trying to foreclose and debtor trying to stay that. You have 18 months to file a plan of reorganization but parties can move to shorten the exclusivity period. Someone could challenge that
and say it should only go to 60 or 90 days. In this case, it’s most likely to be one of the mortgage holders. It gives that party some leverage to direct the case, whereas the standard is for the debtor to direct their own case.” Pioneer Funding is not involved in this deal. According to Madison Realty Capital, Raphael Toledano owes them approximately $140 million. This includes $125 million in loans they made involving the 15 properties, as well as interest and attorneys’ fees. Madison had provided financial backing for Raphael Toledo’s buying the See Haley Slams BDS , page 36
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Infamous Former-Surgeon Returns to NYC as an Erotic Novelist By Rebecca Gold
little before 10am on February 18, 2016, the renowned Montefiore Medical Center breast-cancer surgeon, Dr. Rachel Wellner, had left work early. So that she could run into the Vitamin Shoppe, Wellner parked her 2006 Volvo in the crosswalk just a block from her home, at West 55th Street and Eighth Avenue. This small mistake would end up changing this hero doctor’s life forever, by making her unemployable as a doctor and forcing her to leave New York City and remake herself. Just over a year later, Wellner is now ready to return to New York after writing a semi-autobiographical erotic novel. She told The Post, “I’m discovering my best self, my happiest self by finding my creative voice.” According to the NYPD’s official account regarding the incident with Wellner, two officers approached her as she was leaving the store to write her a ticket for blocking the crosswalk. In the official NYPD account of the incident, two cops came over as she was leaving the store to write her a ticket for blocking the walkway. She told them, “I’m a doctor. I have patients that are dying. I have to go.” The Post reports, “As the confrontation escalated, she allegedly uttered the words that would make her a front-page headline the next day: ‘I’m the
hero, the cops are not. I don’t accept the summons.’” Officials claim that Wellner then went into a homophobic rant, saying, “All women who are cops are dykes.” Police then attempted to cuff her while she was seated in the car. She started screaming, “Help! Police are assaulting me!” Then Wellner hit the gas pedal, allegedly hitting the legs o Officer Niguel Vega. This act earned her a night in “the Tombs” and charges of reckless endangerment and resisting arrest, which would eventually be reduced to disorderly conduct in a plea-agreement. The Ivy League-educated Wellner sadly admits, “It was a very disrespectful move, one that I’m not proud of.” However, she also insists that the majority of the events in the NYPD version are false. Wellner filed a federal civil-right suit for $30 million against the city and her arrestingofficers, in September. In her complaint, she presents her version of events. She said that she woke up at her usual 4am that day, and was feeling “tired” and “a little groggy.” She said, “Normally when I go to the operating room I get dressed up, but that morning I didn’t feel like it, so I just put on my scrubs.” She performed to biopsies for 2¹ /2 hours, then decided to go home and rest since her schedule was free the rest of the day. She referred to the encounter with the cops as becoming “a runaway train.”
She explained, “Here I was, trying to defuse a situation,
Dr. Rachel Wellner being transported by an NYPD officer on February 18, 2016.
offering to move the car, apologizing. I got the feeling I was being pre-judged. The optic was, ‘Here is a doctor who thinks she can do anything she wants.’” Wellner claims that she asked them to just give her the ticket, saying, “I don’t want to fight, I just want to get the ticket. I have patients I have to get to, and I assume you guys have more important places to get to.” Officer Vega snapped back at her, “Don’t rush me.” According to The Post, “Wellner claims Officer Nicolett Davodian called her a ‘despicable bitch’ as soon as she saw the illegal park. Vega, now trying to arrest her, punched her in the chest and grabbed her around the rib cage, near her breasts, and wouldn’t let go, Wellner
DUMBO Triplex Penthouse Sells for a Record Breaking $15M
says. When Vega finally released she replied, “No, I don’t think think about ending my life that her, Wellner maintains, she re- I’m a hero. I just try to play for year. I had no purpose to go on, and I felt so hated,’ she said.” A week before taking the plea deal, which included a sentence of 10 days community service, Wellner was fired in July. She said, “I e-mailed them and begged them, please don’t do this,” regarding her termination at the hospital. The Post reports, “Her life in shambles, Wellner feared driving. She was so distraught, she couldn’t bear to get on a plane until January, when she finally bolted Manhattan for South Beach, Miami, where she lives with her 65-year-old mother, Susan, in a condo overlooking Biscayne Bay. Neighbors in the 44-floor tower include Donald Sutherland, Anna Kournikova and model Ingrid Casares. Wellner says she sought surgical posts at a dozen hospitals in five states but was turned away once they ‘Googled me.’” Wellner said, “One unfortunate moment of my life — a The cover of the New York Post last year when the story moment I couldn’t have consurrounding Dr. Wellner broke. jured up in my wildest imagination — erased everything I had treated to her car and tried to the same team as you guys.” The Post reports, “The next worked so hard for and changed close the door, but Vega kept the door open by wedging his body day, the busty blonde, the senior the course of my life. This has in. She hit the gas because she breast surgeon at Montefiore, been the most devastating year became an instant workplace of my life.” feared for her life, she said.” However, with all the devWellner said that “I definitely pariah. She was placed on addidn’t hit a police officer.” And ministrative leave and ordered astation came a gift, the “time she denies saying the infamous to not contact anyone at the hos- for introspection and creative “I’m the hero” headline. Rath- pital. Humiliated, she couldn’t freedom.” She said, “I’m not just this er she insists it was Vega who muster the courage to leave used the term. Wellner claims her $4,500-a-month Midtown doctor. I’m a human being. I that Vega said, “Yeah we know apartment for weeks — and have flaws and assets. There is you’re like a big doctor, you’re even contemplated suicide. ‘I’m like a hero.” Wellner says that not going to lie and say I didn’t See nfamous Former-Surgeon, page 38
Ex-Assistant DA Pleads Guilty to Wiretapping for her Personal Love Interest
By: Kristina Stukalenko
By Helen Zaboulani
6,813-squarefoot triplex penthouse in Dumbo’s clock tower building has been sold for $15 million. The building was on the market for a long six years according to the Post’s original reportage. The $15 million dollar sale has been record breaking as no condominium has ever been sold for that much in Kings County. According to the Post, the condo that previously held that record was located in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse development, which sold for $10.67 million. The buyer of the condominium bought the showpiece condo at 1 Main Street through a Limited Liability company Tic Toc Tower and could not be identified immediately. The closing of the condominium took place last Tuesday according to the listing broker, Frank Castellucio of the Corcoran Group. The anonymous buyer was represented by Monica Luque of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. According to the Times, the three-bedroom, three-and-ahalf-bath penthouse has been in contract for sale since last June after the asking price had been dropped to $18 million. The closing of the sale was then delayed, according to Mr. Castellucio as
A 6,813-squarefoot triplex penthouse in Dumbo’s clock tower building has been sold for $15 million. The building was on the market for a long six years according to the Post’s original reportage.
the buyer demanded that certain design modifications be in place by the developer, Two Tree Management Company. Mr. Castellucio also told the Times that the buyer “felt tranquil here...even though the whole city was buzzing underneath.” The condo is notoriously famous in real estate circles for being intractably difficult to sell. According to the New York Times, the original asking price for the condo was $25 million. The $15 million sale is 40% below the original mark that the sellers had set for the unit. The sale of this Brooklyn condo holds no rivalry with its Manhattan counterpart. The most expensive duplex sold in Manhattan, located on the 89th and 90th floors of One 57 on Billionaires
Row went for $100.5 million. The last purchase of the clock tower pad was for $10.75, it was purchased in 2006 through an LLC. That penthouse was on the rental market for an exponential $50,000 a month. The triplex contains signature windows in the shape of clocks that give a nice view of the cityscape that transitions itself from Brooklyn into Manhattan. The suite also contains a chef’s kitchen, exposures in all directions, ceilings that extend 50 feet upward and a glass enclosed three-story private elevator. The unit also boasts an impressive master suite which features a view of lower Manhattan, the Manhattan Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. (407 WORDS)
n Monday April 3rd, a former Brooklyn prosecutor was all tears in Federal court, as she pled guilty to using her status to eavesdrop on a colleague whom she had a love interest in. Tara Lenich , ex-Brooklyn assistant district attorney, admitted to two counts of illegally forging state judges’ signatures, in order to wiretap and illegally intercept oral and electronic communications. As reported by the NY Post, sources say, her actions were motivated by her emotional instability, which was the reason she lost her high ranking job. Now, it may also land her in jail. Prosecutors are recommending Brooklyn Federal Court Judge William Kuntz II to sentence Lenich to 8-14 months in prison. Lenich can possibly face as little as no jail and ranging to as much as 10 years behind bars, for her year of wiretap-
Tara Lenich, a former Brooklyn prosecutor was all tears in Federal court, as she pled guilty to using her status to eavesdrop on a colleague whom she had a love interest in
ping. Lenich will also be fined with mandatory restitution, and could have to pay as much as $250,000 in penalties. Her defense attorney, Morris Fodeman, said on Monday, “From the beginning Ms. Lenich has
wanted to fully accept responsibility for her actions in this case.” The 41-year-old, was a deputy chief in the Brooklyn DA’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau. During that time she jealously suspected that married NYPD Det. Jarrett Lemieux was having an affair with a fellow ADA Stephanie Rosenfeld-Vais. She told staffers she was leading a confidential investigation, but utilized the resources to listen to their conversations and read their texts. Eventually, a staff member recognized Rosenfeld-Vais’ phone number, and reported Lenich to the higher authorities. “I knew what I was doing was illegal,” Lenich said through tears in court. “I’d just like to apologize, I’m so sorry for my actions and for everyone that they affected.” Judge Kuntz said he would decide on an appropriate sentence in the coming weeks, after further evaluating the case.
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Kushner’s Fifth Ave Skyscraper Design Ridiculed on Social Media Platforms By: Marina Portokova
ared Kushner, Donald Trump’s adviser, and sonin-law is planning a major redevelopment of their 666 Fifth Avenue building. Kushner will look to add 40 floors to the existing building. The remodeling will allow the skyscraper to span 1,400 ft. into the air. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new tower will feature retail space, a hotel, and condominiums. Social media critics or you could call them social media trolls, depending upon where you sit on the political spectrum you sit on immediately took to the internet to air their grievances on what to many looked like a design that took after an erect middle finger.
Rob Falherty tweeted “appropriate that Jared Kushner would erect a giant middle finger.” Sasha Belenky wrote on his feed “Just when you thought NY’s supertall skyscrapers couldn’t look more like middle fingers to the rest of us.” Others thought that Kushner’s design resembled more of a phallic symbol than a middle finger. Jim Roberts added, “Jared Kushner’s family wants to do this to the Manhattan skyline.” Eli Friedman jokingly wrote “That...is not subtle. Freud would be done with this case study in about .5 seconds.” Tim O’Brien referred to the building in his tweet, calling it an “Edifice complex.” Tero Kuittinen finished off the barrage of ridiculing tweets by foreshadowing a dawning coup-d-Etat “Eternal
The vision to transform the current Manhattan offices include adding 40 floors, retail and real-estate space, and a hotel
his share of the property to family members. He also stepped down from his role as CEO of Kushner companies. According to the Telegraph, Anbang’s investments in United States real estate have been considered suspect in the past when President Barack Obama refused to stay in the Waldorf Astoria which is owned by the
Ivanka Trump's Husband's New Skyscraper Design Has Everyone Making Dirty Jokes
symbol of Kushner/Trump dynasty, looming over Manhattan like a Swarovski phallus.” Anbang Insurance Group, a Chinese company with political ties to Beijing had planned to front $1.75 million in equity for the remodeling of the build-
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ing according to the Wall Street Journal. A representative speaking on behalf the presidential family has said that there will be no conflict of interest in the remodeling of the building and its ownership as Kushner has sold
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company, on the grounds that there was the potential for espionage activity. The Chinese plan to invest in the tower has gone south since the Journal article was first released, amid these security concerns and also because Kushner companies feared that the Chinese would have too much of a say in the construction of the building.
Rendering of 666 Fifth Avenue - ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS/ KUSHNER COMPANIES
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Trump Reverses US Policy Toward Egypt, Welcomes Sissi
White House Officials Offer Change to Health Care Bill
By: Peter Heinlein
By: Walter Metuth
resident Donald Trump reversed years of chilled relations with the world's largest Arab nation Monday, warmly welcoming Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to the White House and pledging collaboration with Egypt in the fight against radical Islamist terrorism. It was the first White House visit by an Egyptian leader since former President Barack Obama hosted Hosni Mubarak in 2009, before the upheaval that ousted Mubarak and touched off years of political turmoil that brought the authoritarian former general Sissi to power. "We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt," Trump said as the two leaders sat down together in the Oval Office. "We are rejuvenating our military to the highest level. And I just want to say to you, Mr. President, that you have a great friend and ally in the United States, and in me." Sissi, in turn, expressed deep admiration for Trump's strong
"We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt," Trump said as the two leaders sat down together in the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump reversed years of chilled relations with the world's largest Arab nation Monday, warmly welcoming Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to the White House and pledging collaboration with Egypt in the fight against radical Islamist terrorism.
stand on countering radical Islamist terrorism, which Sissi has emphasized since he came to power in 2013. "You are standing very strong in the counterterrorism field, to counter this evil ideology that is claiming innocent lives, that is bringing devastation to communities and nations, and that is terrorizing innocent people," Sissi said. He told Trump the United States would find Egypt at its side in "bringing about an effective strategy in the counterterrorism effort." Regional experts say balancing the relationship with the Egyptian leader will remain a difficult foreign policy challenge
for Trump, just as it was for Obama. "Obama's administration went through the arc from Mubarak, through revolution, through the Muslim Brotherhood, through another revolution, to a military-led regime," said Robert Satloff, director of the Washington Institute for Near East policy. "It was quite a tempestuous period in EgyptU.S. relations." Obama never invited Sissi to the White House, and froze aid to Cairo after Egypt's military, led by then-General Sissi, overthrew the country's first demSee Trump Reverses US , page 38
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hite House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP's failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. Vice President Mike Pence and two top White House officials made the offer in a closeddoor meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus, according to a participant. Opposition from the hard-line group, which has around three dozen conservative Republicans, contributed to circumstances that forced House Speaker Paul Ryan to withdraw the bill from a March 24 vote that would have produced a certain defeat. Under the White House offer, states would be allowed to apply for waivers from several coverage requirements that President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law imposed on insurers. These include an Affordable Care Act provision prohibiting insurance companies from declining to write policies for people with serious diseases. Conservatives have argued that such requirements have the effect of inflating insurance costs. Freedom Caucus members said they wanted to see the White House offer in writing _
By: Ken Bredemeier
N Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 22, 2017, as he testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
ing a Supreme Court seat last year when the Republican-majority Senate refused to consider U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee, appellate judge Merrick Garland, to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who died in February 2016. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer warned Republicans Friday of changing the rules so that a simple majority is required. Such a rule change could allow all future Supreme Court nominees to be confirmed regardless of opposition from the minority party. In his weekly radio address, President Trump praised Gorsuch for his adherence to the Constitution, the supreme law of the U.S.
"In recent years, we've seen more and more judges make decisions not based on the Constitution or the rule of law, but based on their preferences, their personal views, or even their political opinions," Trump said. The president applauded Gorsuch's testimony during recent Senate confirmation hearings, saying "what has been clear to all is that Judge Gorsuch is a man who respects the law. He defends the Constitution. And in doing so, he will protect our freedoms." Gorsuch, 49 years old, is a federal appeals court judge in the western city of Denver, Colorado. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the seat vacated by Scalia, and reinstate the nine-seat high court's conservative majority.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting
which is expected Tuesday _ before deciding whether to accept it. Also at Monday's meeting were White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and budget director Mick Mulvaney. The participant spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private strategy session. Another participant - Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. - said the group would make no decisions until it reviews the language but called the session a "good meeting" in a text message. But Meadows also said, "There is no deal in principle" at this time. It was unclear whether GOP
moderates would accept the proposed changes. When Ryan, R-Wis., pulled the legislation from the House last month, he also faced opposition from moderate GOP lawmakers upset that it went too far with cuts in Medicaid coverage for the poor and higher premiums for many low earners and people in their 50s and 60s. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., a leader of the moderate House Tuesday Group, was among moderate lawmakers who met with officials at the White House on Monday, a GOP aide said. The Freedom Caucus has drawn the most wrath from the White House for its oppoSee White House OďŹƒcials , page 38
US Envoy to UN: Trump Has Not Blocked Her From Attacking Russia
Edited by: JV Staff s the U.S. Senate prepares for a confirmation vote on Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Democratic opposition continues to mount. Three more Democratic senators, Claire McCaskill, Richard Blumenthal and Brian Schatz, announced their opposition to Gorsuch Friday, setting up a confrontation with Republicans. Democrats have said they will use a procedure called a filibuster that requires 60 votes to win a confirmation in the 100-seat Senate. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin but if Democrats can garner 41 votes, they would be able to sustain the filibuster. As of Friday, 36 Democrats said they would support the move. If Democrats gain enough support to block a confirmation in the week ahead, Republicans are expected to try to unilaterally change long-standing Senate rules to allow confirmation by a simple majority. Republicans are incensed at the Democratic plan, arguing filibusters of Supreme Court justices are rare. A partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee has never succeeded. Some Democrats have charged Republicans with steal-
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ikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that President Donald Trump has not blocked her from attacking Russia, even as he continues to assail U.S. news media for its reporting on congressional and legal investigations into whether his aides colluded with Russian officials to help him win the election. "The president has not once called me and said, 'Don't beat up on Russia' â€” has not once called me and told me what to say," Haley told ABC News. "I am beating up on Russia." Haley said Russia's 2014 seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula was wrong, as well Moscow's continuing involvement supporting pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine battling Kyiv's forces. "When they do something wrong," she said, "I have no trouble calling them out. The president has not disagreed with me" holding Russia "accountable." Asked whether Trump needs to be "beating up on Russia" as well, Haley responded, "Well, of course. He's got a lot of things he's doing, but he is not stopping me from beating up on Russia." "The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to the Russian oc-
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attends a meeting of the Security Council at U.N. headquarters, Feb. 7, 2017. On Sunday, Haley said that she has no trouble calling Russia out and that President Donald Trump has not disagreed with her holding Moscow "accountable."
cupation of Crimea," Haley said. She added that "Crimea-related sanctions" levied against Russia will continue to "remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine." The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Moscow, on orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin, meddled in last year's presidential election in an effort to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state. Haley told ABC that "certainly, I think Russia was involved in the election. There's no question about that." She added, "We don't want any country involved in our elections, ever. We need to be very strong on that." The top U.S. investigative agency, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, is probing whether Trump aides criminally colluded with Russian officials to boost Trump's election chances. In addition, intelligence committees in both the Senate and House of Representatives are conducting their own investigations of Russian interference in the election. Trump only reluctantly accepted the intelligence community's finding about Russian meddling in the election, but he frequently has disparaged news accounts about the ongoing probes. On Saturday, on his Twitter account, Trump said, "It is the same Fake News Media that said there is 'no path to victory for Trump' that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!"
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APRIL 7, 2017
Anti-Semitic Flyers in Arizona; Swastikas Found in Connecticut HS Edited by: JV Staff
lyers accusing Jews of creating anti-Semitic hoaxes were left in neighborhoods of Scottsdale, Arizona. The flyers reference the fact that a teen in Israel, believed to be Jewish, was arrested in connection with the threats made to nearly 150 Jewish community centers and Jewish institutions in the U.S. “Why do Jews feel the need to create fake anti-Semitism hoaxes?” the flyer reads, and directs people to the website of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist Daily Stormer website. The flier also features a cartoon of a man with a very large and slightly hooked nose wearing a hat and trench coat spray painting a swastika on the side of a building with the caption “Hey Rabbi. Watcha’ Doing?” ADL Arizona tweeted a photo of one of the flyers and said: “We r disgusted by anti-Semitic flyers left in Scottsdale neighborhoods this morning. We r reaching out 2 law enforcement.” The flyers were dropped throughout this week near the Valley of the Sun Jewish Com-
and students of Ridgefield High School, Principal Stacey Gross said such acts are a blow to the school’s striving to be inclusive. “I know that you understand that these acts, and similar ones toward any group, attempt to weaken our conscience, poison our spirit, and destroy the freedom of all of us. They are actions intended to demean and diminish members of our community, the people that we live side by side with every day of the school year. That type of behavior does not represent the type of school A swastika and racist and anti- that we strive to be — a school where there are no second-class Semitic graffiti were found on the campus of a high school in citizens, all are free to come and enjoy their day, and every stuConnecticut. dent and staff member receives munity Center in Scottsdale, ac- the benefits of civility and human cording to the Arizona Republic. kindness,” she wrote in the letter Scottsdale police are inves- that was published in part by the tigating the flyers, though they Ridgefield Press. “I know that you join with me told local media that the flyers do not violate any criminal stat- in saying, ‘We will not allow our utes and do not contain a specific school to become a platform for hatred and intolerance of any threat. In a similar development, a group. Furthermore, we will not swastika and racist and anti-Se- be bystanders to humiliation, mitic graffiti were found on and we will not be silent to the the campus of a high school in suffering of others,” she also wrote. Connecticut. In an emailed letter to parents (JTA)
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government spending is outpacing tax revenue, causing a substantial imbalance in the federal budget. In 2017, the deficit was 2.9 percent of GDP. This is projected to rise to 9.8 percent in 2047. Spending for all of government programs and activities averaged about 18 percent of GDP over the past 50 years. In 2009, the last year of the recession, that number spiked to 23 percent and is projected to increase to 23.2 percent by 2047. The majority of the rise in spending is largely the result of programs like Social Security and Medicare in addition to rising interest rates. For example, Social Security and major health care program spending represented 54 percent of all federal noninterest spending, an
increase from the average of 37 percent it has been over the past 50 years. Even though the government is collecting more taxes, it is still not enough revenue to compensate for the increased growth in government spending. Over the next 30 years, individual income tax receipts are projected to increase by 2 percent, increasing from 8.6 percent of GDP to 10.6 percent of GDP. Corporate income taxes are set to decline by only 0.1 percentage point over the next 30 years and payroll taxes are set to decline from 6 to 5.9 percent in 2047. The budget office says that large and growing debt can pose risks for the United States and challenge policymakers. The inSee Federal Debt Held , page 36
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Dozens Dead in Suspected Toxic Gas Attack in Syria By: Jamie Dettmer
onitors and civil defense workers alleged Tuesday that Syrian government or Russian warplanes carried out a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held town in northern Syria, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds more. The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a coalition of Western humanitarian and medical organizations, put the death toll at 100 with more than 350 injured. Syrian opposition activists described the attack as among the worst in the country's brutal six-year civil war and the main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, dubbed it a “horrifying massacre.” Russia has "categorically denied" any role in the attack. Syria's government denied using chemical weapons against civilians. The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting discuss the incident on Wednesday morning. The Idlib Media Center of pro-opposition activists and rescue workers known as the White Helmets posted video footage and still photographs of the aftermath of the airstrike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. The footage appeared to show a young girl hooked up to a ven-
tilator and the bodies of several children being covered with a blanket. In other videos, medics can be be seen trying to resuscitate a small girl and assisting adults struggling with breathing difficulties. One picture showed rescue workers placing the body of a man into the back of a truck. Locals say they expect the death toll to rise.
ics in the town. The Observatory said at least 11 children are among the dead. The French news agency (AFP) later reported from one of its journalists in Khan Sheikhoun that a missile slammed into a hospital where some of the victims were being treated, bringing rubble down on medics as they struggled to treat victims.
A man breathes through an oxygen mask as another one receives treatments, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebelheld Idlib, Syria, April 4, 2017.
People choked, vomited or fainted minutes after the attack, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group that gathers information from activists on the ground. The group said it had received initial reports of the attack from med-
US reacts In Washington, White House spokesman Sean Spicer condemned the "intolerable attack" and said the U.S. holds the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responsible. He also said the "heinous actions" of the regime were the result of "weak-
ness" by the previous administration of Barack Obama. The attack, which caught many of the town’s residents sleeping in their beds, came on the eve of a major international meeting in Brussels on the future of Syria hosted by the European Union’s chief foreign affairs official, Federica Mogherini. The Assad government has repeatedly denied that its war-
stockpile. The Syrian National Coalition called Tuesday for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, blaming the airstrikes on the “regime of the criminal Bashar.” In a statement, it said government warplanes fired missiles carrying poisonous gas. The coalition urged U.N. officials to "open an immediate
tack in just over a week in Syria. Another two blamed on the Syrian government were reported in Hama province, not far from Khan Sheikhoun.
What chemical agent was used is not clear, but some opposition websites said highly toxic sarin gas may have been employed. Some medics working on the victims also pointed to sarin as the agent most likely used. “We have no doubt that this is a sarin attack,” said Dr. Shajul Islam, a British medic working in a clinic, which received three of the victims. He posted a video on Twitter showing the victims with pinpoint pupils, which were unresponsive when light was shone on their eyes. A U.N. investigation found credible evidence that sarin was used in August 2013 attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta that killed hundreds of civilians. In most alleged chemical weapA still image taken from a video posted to a social media ons attacks since then, the agent website on April 4, 2017, shows a civil defense member helping thought to be used most often a child who is being sprayed with water, said to be in the town has been chlorine. of Khan Sheikhoun. Rebel groups have also been planes carry out raids with investigation" and take the nec- accused in the past of using chemical weapons. Last week, essary measures to ensure the chlorine in rocket attacks, and officials in the Syrian capital officials, perpetrators and sup- the Islamic State terror group has been blamed for a mustard dismissed all such allegations as porters are held accountable. The reported attack on Khan gas attack in Syria. “devoid of truth.” British medical expert David Government-owned media Sheikhoun to the west of Aleppo outlets suggested Tuesday that and south of the city of Idlib, the Nott told Britain’s Sky News he the airstrike may have hit a reb- provincial capital, is the third el chemical weapons factory or claimed chemical weapons at- See Dozens Dead in Suspected , page 36
Russia Says Suicide Bomber Carried Out Deadly St. Petersburg Subway Attack By: Daniel Schearf
ussian investigators have identified Kyrgyz-born Akbarzhon Dzhalilov as the suicide bomber who carried out Monday's deadly attack on a crowded subway train in St. Petersburg. The country's Investigative Committee says it discovered the burned remains of the man who they believe is behind the attack that killed 14 people and left nearly 50 others injured. The Committee also said investigators found Dzhalilov's DNA on an unexploded bomb planted in another subway station in St. Petersburg on Monday. Dzhalilov was identified as the bomber earlier in the day by intelligence authorities in Kyrgyzstan, who said he had obtained Russian citizenship, according to "preliminary data." The explosion Monday was so powerful it blew a hole through
the thick metal doors of a subway car. St. Petersburg authorities shutdown a Metro station at the city's Sennaya Square for several hours Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat. VOA correspondent Daniel Schearf retweeted photos of emergency personnel responding to the threat. On Monday, Russia's RENTV showed dead and wounded lying on a station platform, as horrified passengers rushed by, many of them covering their faces to avoid the thick smoke. Police defused another bomb hidden inside a fire extinguisher at a second St. Petersburg station. The city's entire subway was shut down for much of Monday. Moscow took what it called "additional security measures" on its metro.
Three days of mourning Officials in St. Petersburg
A man reacts next to a memorial site for the victims of a blast in St. Petersburg metro, at Tekhnologicheskiy institut metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 4, 2017
have declared three days of mourning. President Putin was in St. Petersburg for a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Putin brought flowers to the subway station, where a memorial of flowers and candles grows.
male suicide bombers connected to an Islamist insurgency in Chechnya were blamed for killing at least 33 people. Earlier bombings on the Moscow metro in 2004, also linked to Chechen terrorists, killed nearly 50 people. "Obviously, the North Cauca-
St. Petersburg Metro Explosion
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President Donald Trump called the blast an "absolutely terrible thing," while a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said "those responsible for this appalling act must be held accountable." A terrorist attack would be quite serious, says the director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, Andrei Kortunov. "Because we have not experienced anything like that for a long period of time in Russia. And, definitely, we are back to where we were some 10 or 12 years ago when these explosions unfortunately took place on a more or less regular basis," he said. The last subway attack was in Moscow in 2010, when fe-
sus is still a mess and there is always the sort of risk of terrorist attacks emanating from there," said Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations in Prague, speaking via Skype. "But certainly the Federal Security Services' own assessments are, what they are particularly concerned about, is exactly some kind of connection with fighters, Russian fighters, who have joined Islamic State. What happens when they return? So, it could be that." It would be the first time in recent memory that such an attack happened in Russia's second-largest city. "Somehow, St. Petersburg was lucky to avoid such things," said Kortunov. "Of course, terrorists
usually target the capital because it might give them high exposure. So, it sets a precedent." Added Galeotti: "This could be the start of a trend or it could be a one-off. I think the key thing is, given that we will now probably see quite a stepping up of security in the short-term, if there are still more attacks, then I think this does spell exactly what the security services have been worried about, which is actually a resurgence of terrorism. If it's just a one-off attack, though, probably things will quite quickly get back to normal." Unlike previous incidents of suspected terrorism, Russian state media were quick to report details of the blast in St. Petersburg. "They learned a lesson, which is precisely by not covering stories all they end up doing is actually as it were, handing the narrative to rumor, gossip and Twitter," said Galeotti. "By
actually reporting quickly and reporting fairly and honestly, actually what they do is they slightly tamp down potential panic and they sort of make sure that people are not automatically assuming that they're not being told most of the story." Regarding Putin’s presence in the area, Kortunov said, "Definitely, it could be connected because his presence there got a lot of media coverage. And, I think that though terrorists cannot target the president directly, but it is clearly a message for the president of the Russian Federation if it, indeed, was a terrorist attack." Putin and Lukashenko expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims. "Certainly, all causes are being considered, both common crime and manifestations of terrorism," Putin said as the two men met. "The investigation will soon provide all answers to what has happened."
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APRIL 7, 2017
A Veritable Who’s Who of Faith, Ethnic, Civic & Political Leaders Saluted at JCRC 2017 Gala Dinner Edited by: JV Staff
he Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) celebrated its 2017 Gala Dinner at The Pierre Hotel. Honorees were John, Margo, Andrea, and John Jr. Catsimatidis, Red Apple Group; Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller; and Sal Maglietta, Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank. Awards were presented to these outstanding community leaders. Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi, Park East Synagogue, presented the Community Legacy Award to John, Margo, Andrea, and John Jr. Catsimatidis in recognition of their devotion to family, faith,
community and New York City. Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO, JCRCNY, presented the Public Service Award to NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli in recognition of his dedication to New York State, the community and civic affairs. Robert J. Joyce, Senior Vice President and Head of Healthcare, U.S. Bank, presented the Community Partner Award to Sal Maglietta in recognition of his commitment to community development and social responsibility. All the honorees expressed their support of JCRCNY’s commitment to uniting communities. The Gala was chaired by Charles S. Temel, JCRC-NY President, Marissa J. Shorenstein
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi, Park East Synagogue, presented the Community Legacy Award to John, Margo, Andrea, and John Jr. Catsimatidis in recognition of their devotion to family, faith, community and New York City
Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO, JCRC-NY, presented the Public Service Award to NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli in recognition of his dedication to New York State, the community and civic affairs.
Robert J. Joyce, Senior Vice President and Head of Healthcare, U.S. Bank, presented the Community Partner Award to Sal Maglietta in recognition of his commitment to community development and social responsibility. All the honorees expressed their support of JCRC-NY’s commitment to uniting communities.
and Brian M. Cohen, JCRC-NY Consul General of Israel in New Development Co-Chairs, and York, Eric Goldstein, UJA-FedAmbassador Dani Dayan, eration of NY CEO, and Je- rome Lippman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Longs Island Jewish World Group of Newspapers, also participated in the program. Guests included former Cyprus Consul General Philippou, Greek Consul General Konstantinos Koutras, NYC Mayor David Dinkins, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, former NYS Senator Manfred Ohrenstein, CUNY Deputy Vice Chancellor Burt Sacks, From left to right: Former New York City mayoral candidate and CUNY Trustee Rita DiMartino, Kingsborough Community Colchairman of the Red Apple Group, John Catsimatidis, his son, lege President Farley Herzek, John Jr. David Ben Hooren, publisher of the Jewish Voice and Queens College President Felix Michael Nussbaum publisher. Photo Credit: Maxine Dovere
Matos Rodriguez, Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Rev. Michal Faulkner, Paul Massey, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, and Korean American Association of Great NY President Minsun Kim. The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) is the central coordinating body and resource organization for the Jewish Community in the metropolitan New York area. An active force in New York civic and communal life, JCRC-NY builds bridges and establishes working relationships within the Jewish community, with other ethnic and faith communities, and with public officials and government agencies.
Manhattan Day School's 74th Anniversary Scholarship Dinner Celebrates Rabbi Mordechai Besser & Dalia Schwalb Edited by: JV Staff
n Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, Manhattan Day School held its 74th Annual Scholarship Dinner honoring Rabbi Mordechai Besser, esteemed Principal, and Dalia Schwalb, volunteer extraordinaire. It was a very special evening of joy, pride and hakarat hatov. "We witnessed an incredible outpouring of love, gratitude and good wishes for Rabbi Besser as we honored and celebrated his 18 years at MDS, and for Dalia Schwalb as we recognized her devotion to our school community," says Ami Eden, President. The tribute to Rabbi Besser was truly moving. In addition memorable speeches paying homage
to his years at MDS, there were many other nods to the occasion. Most impressive was a Gratitude Gallery, in which pieces of artwork, writings, songs, stories and messages were created by each class in the school, from toddlers through eighth graders, honoring Rabbi Besser. A quilt composed of camp and parade t-shirts as well as a piece of artwork by Elizabeth Sutton were presented to him, and a haggadah featuring photos of the students and messages to Rabbi Besser was distributed at the end of the evening. “I was especially moved by the children’s artwork and momentos,” says Rabbi Besser. “It was wonderful to celebrate this evening together with my family and the MDS family.”
From left; Suri Rozner, Daniella Schwebel, Dalia Schwalb and Bari Erber
The MDS Choir, under the musical direction of Karen Daitchman, performed simultaneously with a tribute video to Rabbi Besser highlighting his years at MDS.
Rabbi Mordechai Besser with his children and grandchildren
ication plaque featuring images of her contributions to MDS in Dalia Schwalb, who was Service Award, was celebrated the shape of footprints, reprehonored with the Charles and with a beautiful piece of Eliza- senting the footprints she leaves Els Bendheim Distinguished beth Sutton artwork and a ded- behind. “It was truly a magical night,” says Dalia Schwalb. “Thank you to everyone for coming out to honor Rabbi Besser and myself, to the dinner chairs for a spectacular evening, and to the MDS family for being our family all these years." Words of wisdom were elegantly presented by Mr. Sam Domb, a longtime philanthropist whose commitment to Jewish Education is unmatched. The school was transformed into a celebration of our “stars,” Rabbi Mordechai Besser Dalia Schwalb and her with brilliant décor by event plandelivering remarks at the MDS children, Emma 9th grade at ner Izzy Serebrowski. A decadent 74th anniversary scholarship Frisch, Zachary 8th grade at dinner and dessert buffet were dinner MDS provided by Greenwald Caterers.
A lighthearted video (produced by Skitish Media) featured renowned comedian Modi as Principal for the day and showcased the students’ love for Rabbi Besser as well as daily life around the school. The MDS Choir, under the musical direction of Karen Daitchman, performed simultaneously with a tribute video to Rabbi Besser highlighting his years at MDS. It was extremely gratifying to see the fruits of so many months of meticulous planning and execution by the Dinner Chairpersons: Bari and Daniel Erber, Suri and Daniel Rozner, and Daniella and Aryeh Schwebel. The dinner netted a significant amount of funds that will go toward the school's scholarship program and other vital initiatives.
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APRIL 7, 2017
On Passover Hezbollah Rockets Will “Pass Over” Israel Thanks to “David’s Sling” Continued from page 1 increased to 30 percent in 2014 and 55 percent in 2015 from 3 percent previously, according to a U.S. Missile Defense Agency report to Congress. On August 1, 2014, Congress approved a measure to deliver an additional $225 million in aid to Israel, with the aim of replenishing funds for the Iron Dome system in the midst of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the ceremony: "Today marks an important milestone in our joint development of cutting-edge missile defense technologies. We both face increasingly sophisticated threats, but we have repeatedly demonstrated that we can meet these challenges together a lot better
than any one of us could alone." "At a time when budgets are tight, please know that the government of Israel and the people of Israel are deeply grateful for the ongoing support by the United States of this crucial effort and the ongoing support of the United States for the general defense of Israel. "We have pioneering technology here and Israel continues to lead the world in this field. The ingenuity of our people and the fighting spirit of our soldiers multiply our strength against our enemies and enable us not only to defend the home front but to achieve victory in battle. I ascribe very great importance to our ability to defend the home front. We have proven this in the allocation of resources and in producing interceptors and
In 2005, Brig. Gen. Danny Gold, then head of Maf'at, decided to start the program that would include the system's research and a demonstration of the intercepting system.
other means. "But despite the importance that I attribute to our defensive capabilities, I reiterate: Whoever seeks to hit us – will be hit. Whoever threatens our existence – places himself in existential danger. This approach has ancient sources. Not far from here is the Ela Valley where David defeated Goliath with his sling. King David defended the People of Israel against its enemies 3,000 years ago. He did so with a combination of extraordinary daring and extraordinary ingenuity. We recognize the age-old adage 'Those who dare, win.' "As an ancient people that treasures life, we continue to march in the path of King David. David's sword in our hand, David's Sling is in our skies and David's shield is on our flag. We will join strength to spirit and we will ensure Israel's victory." General Zvika Haimovich, commander of the IDF air defense apparatus, said the system would significantly bolster Israel’s ability to defend itself against incoming missiles. “David’s Sling is part of a multi-tiered defense concept to defend the State of Israel against tactical ballistic missiles,” he explained. “The threat we are dealing with is much more complex that it was in the past, and I am sure that the combination of the David’s Sling, the Iron Dome, Arrow 2, and Arrow 3 will give us a better answer to the tactical challenges we face. Behind the
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right stands with Israeli air force commander, Major General, Amir Eshel, next to the David's Sling Air Defense System during a ceremony at the Hatzor Air Base, Israel. Sunday, April 2, 2017. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel's enemies not to test the Jewish state at a ceremony inaugurating the joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor.
technology stand many incredible people, commanders and soldiers, combat support who are committed, within seconds, to fulfill their mission. We are very aware of both the significance and the responsibility of such power.” The head of the Israeli Air Force, Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel,
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, representatives of the United States military attaché to the IDF, and a host of senior IDF officials gathered at the Hatzor Air Force Base on Sunday to inaugurate the David’s Sling anti-aircraft and anti-missile system. Also attending the ceremony were IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, US Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Admiral James Syring and Israeli Air Defense Commander Brig.-Gen. Zvi Haimovitz.
stated during his speech that the air force “will continue to grow in our capabilities and defense abilities in a turbulent Middle East and the new technology we received will bring the air force to a whole new level of defense for the State of Israel." Defense Minister Lieberman added:”When we look at the world map, we notice a small pin called Israel, surrounded by 58 Muslim states, with a combined population of 1.6 billion people, stretching from the Middle East to Kyrgyzstan. The only way to deal with this reality is vision, genius, and security.” The director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA),
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Navy Vice Admiral James D. Syring, said in his remarks that the delivery of this system was due to years of hard work and heralds a "new tier of aerial defense.” “It is an impressive day for an already impressive year," he said, referring to developments and testing of several different aerial defense systems. However, with Hezbollah expected to fire more than 1,000 rockets per day in a future conflict with Israel, military and political officials have warned that even the three layers of missile defense will not be capable to maintaining a 100 percent success rate.
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Bibi: Intâ€™l Community Must Remove Chemical Weapons from Syria
Settlement Head: Resettlement for Amona Evictees in Six Weeks
By: Andrew Friedman
By: Andrew Friedman
rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community to fulfill Security Council resolutions and stop the Assad regime and rebel groups in Syria from using chemical weapons. â€œWhen I saw pictures of babies suffocating from a chemical attack in Syria, I was shocked and outraged. Thereâ€™s no, none, no excuse whatsoever for the deliberate attacks on civilians and on children, especially with cruel and outlawed chemical weapons. I call on the international community to fulfill its obligation from 2013 to fully and finally remove these horrible weapons from Syria,â€? said Netanyahu during a memorial ceremony for the late President Chaim Herzog at in Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem.
â€œWhen I saw pictures of babies suffocating from a chemical attack in Syria, I was shocked and outraged.â€? Dozens of people, including 11 children, died Tuesday in a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun in the Syrian province of Idlib. The
An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib Province in Syria
region, located in the northwestern part of the country, is controlled by Syrian rebels and is believed to have been perpetrated by the Syrian army. The attack was followed by an airstrike on a medical installation where victims of the attack were being treated. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, medical sources onsite described it as a gas attack when many people started to choke or faint, and had foam coming out of their mouths, seemingly from chlorine or sarin gas. In 2013, the UN Security Council adopted unanimously resolution 2118 determining that the use of chemical weapons anywhere constituted a threat to international peace
and security, and called for the full implementation an Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) resolution spelling out special procedures for the rapid and verifiable destruction of Syriaâ€™s chemical weapons. Closer to home, Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on Netanyahu to convene an emergency Security Cabinet session regarding the use of chemical warfare in Syria. In a statement, Bennett said the discussion should deal with the humanitarian aspect of the crisis, the security implications on the region, the meaning of chemical weapons being reinSee Bibi: Intâ€™l Community , page 38
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inyamin Regional Council Chairman Avi Roeh said on Sunday that he anticipates that the former residents of the Amona outpost would move to the site of a new, permanent community within six weeks. Two months after the demolition of Amona, the evictees are still being housed in a seminary dormitory in Ofra, near the former outpost. The cabinet unanimously voted last Thursday to honor a pledge made in December to the residents to build a new permanent settlement for Amona. Speaking to Army Radio, Roeh said he was disappointed by Prime Minister Netanyahuâ€™s announcement last week that Israel would limit construction projects in Judea and Samaria to existing settlements, rather than move to establish new communities, but added a Talmudic dictum to suggest he is pleased to have any political support for settlement building. â€œAs my teacher [former Yesha Council Chairman Pinchas Wallerstein] taught me, â€˜You are not expected to finish the task, but neither are you entitled to shy away from it,â€™â€? Roeh said. Roeh noted that although the new community would not be added to the number of Jewish
Two months after the demolition of Amona, the evictees are still being housed in a seminary dormitory in Ofra, near the former outpost. The cabinet unanimously voted last Thursday to honor a pledge made in December to the residents to build a new permanent settlement for Amona. Yoav Dudkevitch/TPS
communities in Judea and Samaria, the approval for a new community would also â€œsend a messageâ€? that Israel will once again build homes for Jews in the heart of the Land of Israel notwithstanding the prime ministerâ€™s statement that construction outside of established settlement areas will be unilaterally restricted. Not everyone on the political right agreed, however. MK Bezalel Smotrich, a member of the Tekuma (rebirth) faction of the Jewish Home party and a strong advocate of unrestricted building in Judea and Samaria, said he would like to have faith in Prime Min-
ister Netanyahuâ€™s pledge for more construction, but added that the prime minister has a â€œpoor recordâ€? on settlement construction. â€œThey say a pessimist is only an optimist with experience,â€? Smotrich told Army Radio. â€œThere is no strong reason to have confidence in Netanyahuâ€™s promise [to encourage new building in Judea and Samaria]. â€œBut moreover, I have a problem with a declaration saying that we are prepared to forego our independence and to accept dictates from overseas about an issue that should be a domestic Israeli issue,â€? Smotrich said.
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APRIL 7, 2017
Israeli Families Slam Release of Notorious Palestinian Terrorist
Israel Sets to Annex Maritime Border Area Near Lebanon
The release of an infamous Palestinian terrorist after a retrial has particularly upset families of terror victims.
The dispute between Israel and Lebanon over the maritime border between them has been going on for years, with both countries claiming a specific area as part of their territory; Now, Israel plans to propose a bill that includes the aforementioned area as part of its own territory—and as such, under its sovereignty
By: Andrew Friedman
n Ofra man who lost his wife and five-yearold son in a firebombing attack in 1987 said the release of Haitham Faiz Muari last Thursday left the families of terror victims feeling abandoned and scorned. “We have asked countless times for families to be notified [about terrorist releases] before it comes out in the press, but it never happens. Apparently they don’t want to deal with the possibility that the families will object,” said Avraham (Abie) Mozes, head of the executive committee of the Representative Organization of Israel’s Terror Victims, a state-funded support group. Roi Avrahami, son of Yosef Avrahami, who was lynched along with Vadim Norzhich by a Palestinian mob in Ramallah in 2000, confirmed that the family was not informed in advance. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit admitted that the army had only briefed Avrahami’s father and assumed that the latter would notify other family members. Muari, a former Palestinian policeman, was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for his
By: Amir Ben David
srael is expected to annex a widespread ocean territory of which Lebanon also claims ownership. It was recently decided to bring a bill to define the maritime economic border with Lebanon to be read and voted on by the government and the Knesset. The move comes after years of delaying the ruling on Israel's maritime border, partially due to efforts Maritime gas drilling site Video footage of a Palestinian man, later identified as Aziz by the United States and the Salha, raising his blood-stained hands in celebration after United Nations to mediate bedumping one of the bodies out of the second-story window of tween Israel and Lebanon. The a Palestinian police station, where the Israelis had been held, proposed bill includes a large became one of the iconic images of the Second Intifada. territory still under dispute with involvement in the murder of day following a retrial in Feb- Lebanon. Avrahami and Norzhich, IDF ruary 2017. His sentence was The bill is aimed to claim Isreservists who had strayed into changed from the original rael's sovereignty over the area, downtown Ramallah in late murder conviction to lesser mainly for the purpose of harcharges. 2000. vesting natural recourses like oil Roi Avrahami told IDF Ra- and gas. Video footage of a Palestinian man, later identified as dio that despite his disappointAccording to international Aziz Salha, raising his blood- ment in Muari’s release, he ex- law, dividing territory between stained hands in celebration af- pected that the Israeli security states that reside near the same ter dumping one of the bodies establishment would “settle the maritime area is done through out of the second-story window score” with Muari, noting that their mutual agreement and is of a Palestinian police station, nothing can undo the past. largely based on the "mid-point" “None of these things will between the two. where the Israelis had been held, became one of the iconic bring my father back to me,” he Though Israel and Lebaimages of the Second Intifada. See Israeli Families Slam , page 36 See Israel Sets to Annex , page 36 Maari was released WednesIsrael-Lebanon maritime border
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APRIL 7, 2017
IAF to Host 7 Nations for Largest Ever Military Drill
Israel’s Future Tallest Building is Approved for Construction
The two-week biennial drill will include airmen from the US, Greece, Poland, Italy, France, Germany and India
Approved by the Finance Ministry's district committee, the tower will house 100 floors of hotels, offices, public spaces and no residential apartments; the building is expected to be finished in 2023
Edited by: i24 News
By: Isaac Dabush
he Israeli Air Force is slated to host seven nations for Blue Flag, a twoweek biennial military drill in autumn, Defense News reported. Israel will host hundreds of airmen from the US, Greece and Poland and, for the first time, France, Germany, India and Italy will also participate. Some 40 other countries have been invited to participate as observers. The drill is slated the biggest exercise ever for the IAF with eight nations participating including Israel. “It will be a massive exercise; the biggest ever for the IAF. Seven
T A Polish F-16 fighter jet takes off during the “Blue Flag” exercise
nations plus Israel,” Lt. Col. Richard Hecht, the Israeli Air Force's chief of international affairs said, according to Defense News. Hecht said that Israel is used as a global training ground for many countries who stop over before completing missions in the region.
Israel will host hundreds of airmen from the US, Greece and Poland and, for the first time, France, Germany, India and Italy will also participate. Some 40 other countries have been invited to participate as observers.
“People are seeing there’s a lot to learn from Israel. In our tiny airspace and in the environment around us, things are so intense. The Russians are here. … Many of the world’s air forces are passing through here on their way to operations in Syria and elsewhere in the region. So we provide a sort of battle lab in which forces can hone a spectrum of skills needed to combat growing threats,” Hecht said. The 'Blue Flag' exercise is designed to simulate a range of realistic engagements, including asymmetric warfare against low-signature targets, combat against fully 'symmetric' opponents with similar capabilities, and exercises against a number of ground and air defense targets, which block access to areas simulating heavy air defense and aerial threats. The last Blue Flag drill was in 2015. (I24 NEWS)
he Tower Between Cities, a 100 floor 400 meter high skyscraper planned to be the tallest building in Israel, has been approved to be built by the Finance Ministry's district committee. The tower, which will include a hotel, business and commerce offices and public areas, is set to be built on Menachem Begin Road in Ramat Gan on an area owned by the Tel Aviv Municipality. It will not include residential apartments due to its distance from the city's residential areas. The district committee, which began discussion on the tower in June 2014, approved a recommendation by Tel Aviv's city engineer Oded Gvuli to raise the tower's height and allow it to spread over 166,500 square meter at its base on the ground. To withstand the load of visitors and workers the building will also need to have 24 fast and spacious elevators, which was also approved by the committee. The ground on which the skyscraper will be erected is an 11-dunam area which is currently being used as a parking lot. The tower, planned by Miloslavsky architects, is expected to
The Tower Between Cities, a 100 floor, 1200 ft meter high skyscraper planned to be the tallest building in Israel, has been approved to be built by the Finance Ministry's district committee
be finished in six years. When it is finished, it will outstrip the city's Moshe Aviv Tower as the highest building in Israel. "A building such as this has yet to be built in Israel; it is a groundbreaking project," said Gvuli to Yedioth Ahronoth on Thursday, excitedly adding, "Our way of coping with the planning was at a strategic level, and the results speak for themselves. Now that it's been approved by the district committee, the public could file a petition against it for the next 60 days, after which we move to building it."
"This is the first time in Israel's history that the Finance Ministry's district committee approved the erection of a 100-floor building," Gvuli noted, saying that it will serve as a precedent and lead to more groundbreaking projects in the future. The tower's visage was influenced by its location between three cities: Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv and Givatayim, and so is shaped to look like a triangular prism, with curved edges that are separated from each other, opening like a flower at the top. (YNET NEWS.COM TRANSLATED & EDITED BY LIOR MOR)
Report Finds Explosive Growth of Digital Health in Israel Start-Up Nation Central report: $183 million invested in digital-health companies in Israel during 2016, an increase of nearly 30% over 2015. By: Israel 21c Staff
healthcare consumers. Experts diagnose and treat medical consay Israel is positioned to be a ditions, received the most fundsrael has approximately 385 major player in this global trend ing in the past two years: $84 companies active in the of patient empowerment, with million in 2015 (59% of total field of digital health, ac- products for health IT, electron- investments), and $58 million in cording to a report which ic medical records and business 2016 (32% of total investments). Another subsector that reconnects global entities with Is- analytics. raeli innovation In particular, the personal health tools subsector has skyrocketed, numbering 174 companies (45 percent of the overall sector). This subsector includes companies that provide software-based tools to help people track, manage and even treat their own health conditions. The report was released ahead of the 16th annual MIXiii BIOMED 2017, an international life-science conference and exhibition expected to attract 6,000 industrialists, scientists, engineers and investors from 45 countries, May 23-25 at the David InterContinental Hotel in Israel’s next international biomed conference will have 6,000 Tel Aviv. participants. Photo: courtesy
According to the Start-Up Nation report, the Israeli digital health sector grew significantly in 2016. The sum of investments last year was $183 million, an increase of almost 30% compared to 2015 ($144 million). Personal health tools and health analytics accounted for over 70% of deal volume in 2015 and 2016. The health analytics subThe digital health sector sector, consisting of 85 Israeli worldwide is rapidly transform- companies that collect and aning passive patients into active alyze data to predict, prevent,
“Digital health will dramatically change the way in which we consume and receive healthcare services, leading to better medical results and substantial savings in healthcare expenses.”
ceived considerable funding in 2016 ($55 million) is clinical workflow, which includes companies that enable hospitals, clinics, labs and other healthcare stakeholders to work more efficiently. The wearables and sensors subsector received $46 million (25% of total investments) in 2016.
vanced healthcare systems in the world, coupled with extensive experience in the areas of information, communications and cyber, Israel has become in recent years a promising center for technologies that analyze and process medical information,” said Guy Hilton, chief marketing officer for Start-Up Nation Central. “Most of the investments in Israel in the past two years have focused on these technologies, while the global industries have focused on other areas. Fur-
MIXiii BIOMED co-chair Ruti Alon said the report underlines the importance of networking among researchers, physicians, senior executives in hospitals and life-science companies, academia and industry from Israel and around the world. “Among the co-organizers of the conference are the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, both among the leading medical centers in the US and worldwide. In addition, we are expecting delegations from East Asia and Europe,” she said.
Image courtesy of Start-Up Nation Central
thermore, since many of the solutions developed in Israel are based on software and target the end-user, they can be widely implemented. Taking advantage of these trends can position Israel Digital health as a meaningful player in the and aging global healthcare industry,” said “With one of the most ad- Hilton.
One of the conference’s main subjects this year is digital-health solutions for aging and age-related diseases. The impact of aging on population health and world economy; genetics and epigenetics; precision diagnostics and medicine; regenerative and cell
According to the Start-Up Nation report, the Israeli digital health sector grew significantly in 2016. The sum of investments last year was $183 million, an increase of almost 30% compared to 2015 ($144 million). therapy; robotics and aging; cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, congestive heart failure and hypertension; health IT, digital health and cybersecurity; continuum of care for the elderly; and moving solutions from academia to industry are among the topics to be covered. “Digital health will dramatically change the way in which we consume and receive healthcare services, leading to better medical results and substantial savings in healthcare expenses. Israel as a leader in information, communication and cyber technologies, with more than 25 years of experience in implementing information systems and analysis in its public healthcare system, an openness and willingness on behalf of its hospitals and HMOs to implement these technologies, and close to 400 digital health companies, has the potential to be a world leader in this industry,” said MIXiii BIOMED co-chair Dr. Benny Zeevi, managing general partner of Tel Aviv Venture Partners.
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A New Realignment in the Middle East??
he meeting this past Monday at the White House between President Trump and Egypt's President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi may have signaled a new realignment of the Middle East. We may now contemplate a vital military coalition consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and....Israel. Who'd have ever thought of that just a couple of years ago? This new possible partnership would be a direct result of Obama's incredible push for his Iranian nuclear deal that encouraged that terrorist nation to scare the you-know-what out of all the nations in the region. They now realize that for their own benefit and protection they have to join in an alliance with the Jewish state in order to survive. Iran is moving into their territory very quickly and they have to be stopped. Without the aid of Israel they are doomed. Reality may have set in.
Until we know the facts, Jew or no Jew, he looks like a dangerous radical who belongs out of society for many years to come. We'd like to know his background and who his buddies and supporters are. Let's look at how Iranian forces are now entrenched in Syria. They will soon be in a position to walk right into Jordan once they have conquered Syria. Jordan has minimal military might to oppose them. It was no secret that Israel has protected Jordan against Syria for years. Iran's Houthi allies in Yemen have practically taken over that primitive but strategically significant country in recent years. Saudi attempts to intervene have resulted in failure. Yemen borders Saudi Arabia on the south and controls the vital southern entrance to the Red Sea. The Saudis haven't ever fought a battle on their own and would quickly crumble were they attacked by the forces of Iran and its terrorist allies. The loss of Yemen and as a result Arabia as well, could sway the balance of power in the Middle East and were Iran to rule that area they could cut off the current Saudi flow of oil to Europe and much of the world. Terrifying truth. Actually this should be a wake up call to the Arab nations in the region and to the rest of the world as well. The only nations in the area capable of defeating Iran's invasion of the Middle East and defending their surrounding neighbors are Egypt and Israel. And they must combine forces to do
Letters to the Editor NY Doc is NOT a Chozer Teshuva Dear Editor: In the March 24th issue of the Voice, on page 9, is an article regarding a "Once Prominent NY Doctor Files for Bankruptcy, Blames Ex". Although the story of one spouse blaming the other for his/her woes is not unique, I am surprised that the Voice ran an article on someone who has for many years, prominently touted his embracing of Christianity. I am not aware of
The reaching out to al-Sissi by President Trump is such a momentous move because it signals to Iran that we are ready and able to support militarily those who would stand up to that terrorist nation with force
so. Under the rule of its president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, Egypt has already undergone a transformation away from radical Islam. It now realizes that Israel can be a very vital and reliable partner against the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) which has partnered with Hamas and ISIS in the Sinai to threaten Egypt whose military fears to enter that region handed back to them by Israel in 1979. Iran has seized the opportunity to support these groups to destabilize both Israel and Egypt to create another Iranian power base in a Sunni dominated area and to further its goal of regional dominance. President Obama, having sided with former Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood chief, Muhammed Morsi, gave impetus to Iran and its foot-soldiers to grab a foothold in that region. They have become viral, operating throughout the region. That's why the reaching out to al-Sissi by President Trump is such a momentous move. It signals to Iran that we are ready and able to support militarily those who would stand up to that terrorist nation, with force. Obama's obvious cold shouldering and disdain for both Israel and the new regime in Egypt sent a heads-up to the world that Iran's plans for supremacy in this vital region had his support. But with President Trump at the helm of the free world, this is no longer the case. The critical area of the Middle East will now see the union of forces once hostile to one another join together to stem the spread of the Iranian product of Radical Islam. May G-d give them the strength to defeat this evil.
Passover Reflections - 5777
ith each passing day, we are undoubtedly horrified to open a newspaper or turn on our televisions lest we be subjected to shocking headlines that frighten us to the core. Geo-political instability, internecine warfare, the rise of ISIS, dastardly chemical attacks upon innocent civilians, incessant vitriol being spewed forth against Israel and the West are just some of the issues that rock our normally stable and in some cases, sedate lives. As a Jews however, we are spending our time these days feverishly preparing for yet another beautiful Yom Tov of Pesach despite the malevolent maelstrom of national and international chaos that surrounds us. Yet and still, it is difficult to escape the fact that for the last several months, our Jewish Community Centers were subjected to bomb threats (albeit bogus) and our cemeteries were viciously vandalized. To anyone who has eyes to see and ears that hear, it is quite apparent that this visible uptick in anti-Semitic incidents is not going away any time soon. It is not as if the Jewish people have not witnessed far more egregious forms of anti-Semitism, as our surviving European ancestors can attest to, but it is the fact that the scourge of Jew hatred has seen new popularity on our shores. Yes, right here in the “Golden Medina” - in the good ol’ US of A, a place that we convinced ourselves would be an eternal safe haven from the genocidal proclivities of our enemies and a place that would provide us the kind of freedom and justice that we had never known before. What we are seeing and hearing is nothing short of a wakeup call. A wake up call from
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So, on this Passover let us sit and reflect on how we can become closer to Hashem, to his holy Torah and to his Divine ways.
the G-d who led us out of bondage in Egypt thousands of years ago and stands with us until this day. To quote the venerable Torah sage of blessed memory, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h, who offered this cogent metaphor for the rise in anti-Semitism in every generation. “When the Jew forgets who he is, when he assimilates and discards his majestic heritage, then Hashem takes out an ad in the local newspaper saying: “Anti-Semites Wanted to Remind My People that they are Jews”. And believe me there is never, ever a shortage of volunteers.” So, on this Passover let us sit and reflect on how we can become closer to Hashem, to his holy Torah and to his Divine ways. Let us join our family and friends in complete achdus at our Pesach seder tables and let us revive the hope, faith and optimism that has sustained us since time immemorial.
Dr. Braverman being a chozer teshuva. There are plenty of stories that can be covered in the Voice that involve prominent newsworthy Jews, which may be of interest to your readers, but I would like to believe that a story about someone, who has prominently professed his embrace of Christianity is probably not one of them. David Sabgir
NYC Transit and Recycling in the Subways Dear Editor: It makes sense for the MTA to cancel its ill conceived subway station garbage can removal program. In the 1960's it was common to find both penny gum and soda machines dispensing products at many subway stations. Clean and safe bathrooms were readily available. It was a time when people respected authority and law. Previous generations of riders did not litter subway stations and buses leaving behind gum, candy wrappers, paper cups, bottles and newspapers. No one would openly eat pizza, chicken or other messy foods while riding a bus or subway. Everyone paid their way and there was no fare evasion. Fast forward to today. Commuters have to deal with conductors who close the doors while crossing the platform attempting to transfer from a local to the express train. Try looking for the proper way to depose of your old newspaper as more trash cans are removed from more stations. Riders have to deal with aggressive panhandlers, eating as if one is at home or restaurant, those hogging two seats, yawning, coughing or sneezing without covering up and the release of flatulence. Women are routinely accosted by gropers while perverts engage in other unhealthy sexual activities. It is now time to add not remove the number of garbage cans, NYC Transit should consider installing separate cans for recycling newspapers, plastic and
glass along with regular garbage. Selling advertising on sides of cans could generate revenues to help cover the costs of more frequent off-peak and late night collection and disposal. If asked, the city Department of Sanitation would consider doing the same on the street adjacent to subway station entrances. There are also solutions to dealing with waiting for or riding the subway and having the “urge to go.” The odds of finding a working bathroom for “relief” may be too late. Until the early 1960s, most subway stations had clean, safe, working bathrooms with toilet paper. Revenues generated from a 10 cent fee helped cover the costs. Why not consider charging a fee between 25 cents and a dollar? That would generate revenues to assign a matron along with covering security and maintenance costs. This could help provide secure, fully-equipped bathrooms at most of the 468 subway stations. Many riders would gladly pay this small price to ensure working bathrooms rather than face the current unpleasant alternatives, which contribute to dirty subways. Sincerely, Larry Penner Great Neck (Larry Penner is a transportation historian and advocate who previously worked 31 years for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office)
A Palestinian State is Bad for America Dear Editor: We all know why the creation of a Palestinian state would be dangerous for Israel— the indefensible borders, the vulnerable airports, the lack of water sources. But let’s consider why a Palestinian state would be dangerous for America. — Turmoil and instability: The Palestinians have a long record of fomenting regional instability. They provoked an armed conflict with King Hussein of Jordan. They instigated a civil war in Lebanon. It’s only a matter of time before a Palestinian state would stir up turmoil and mayhem throughout the region. That kind of chaos, in such a sensitive region of the world, is the last thing the U.S. needs. — Proxy for rogues: The Palestinians have always allied themselves with the most extreme and aggressive regimes in the world: in the old days, it was the Soviet Union; today, it’s North Korea and Iran. “Palestine” would quickly invite Iranian “volunteers” and North Korean missiles. It would become a proxy-state for the world’s worst rogue regimes. How would an Iranian port in Gaza be good for America? — Against American values: We can already see from the Palestinian Authority’s practices over the past 23 years what kind of state it would have. Islam will be the state religion. Elections will be held rarely, if ever. Critics of the regime will be suppressed. Labor unions will be harassed. Prisoners will be tortured. Christians will be intimidated. Women will be second-class citizens. The Islamist and authoritarian val-
ues embodied by the Palestinian state will be the exact opposite of the democratic and pluralistic values that we Americans cherish. —Enemy of America: A Palestinian state would be an actively anti-American state in word and deed. How do we know? Just look at what the Palestinian Authority has been teaching its people, and especially its children, for the past two decades. The PA’s media and schools portray the United States as racist, colonial, and war-mongering. They accuse the U.S. of carrying out the 9/11 attacks, spreading disease and immorality, and conspiring against Islam. A Palestinian state will promote hatred of America, vote against the U.S. in international forums, and align itself with radical Third World regimes. The world already has plenty of America-hating countries. Why do we need yet another? — Undermining America’s ally: Israel has always been America’s closest friend and most reliable ally. As a matter of principle, and as a matter of strategic wisdom, the United States should always stand by its friends. To set up a Palestinian state along Israel’s borders would pose a grave danger to our ally. It would also undermine the confidence of all of America’s allies, and call into doubt the value of America’s promises. In every conceivable respect, a Palestinian state would be bad for America— bad for American values, bad for American interests, and bad for America’s allies. Sincerely Stephen M. Flatow
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Erdogan's War on the West By: Burak Bekdil
n 2005, the Turkish prime minister at the time, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, along with his Spanish counterpart, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, became the co-chairs of a United Nations-sponsored global effort that went by the fancy name "Alliance of Civilizations." Twelve years later, Zapatero is a retired politician, the Western world faces different flavors of Islamist-to-jihadist threats and Erdogan is at war with Western civilization. Erdogan, who was labelled as the most virulent anti-Israeli leader in the world, once likened Israel's operations in Gaza to Hitler's: ("Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism.") Recently, Erdogan said that today's German practices -- presumably Germany's blocking Turkish politicians speaking at German rallies to support Erdogan's upcoming referendum in Turkey -- are "not different from the Nazi practices of the past." In another speech, he complained that "Nazism is alive in the West." For Erdogan, the Dutch are "spineless and ignoble" and "remnants of the Nazi past and fascists;" and the Netherlands, which lost more than 200,000 of its citizens during the German occupation in WWII, is a "banana republic." To the European Union, which Turkey theoretically aspires to join, he said: "If there
are any Nazis, it is you who are the Nazis." Ironically, the Turkish ire against the West, in a recent row between several European capitals and Ankara (over Erdogan's ambitions to hold political rallies across Europe to address millions of Turkish ex-
in these groups," said Esther Voet, the editor-in-chief of the Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad. Someone tweeted an embarrassing curse at François Hollande, the French president, mistaking his name for his nationality. A gangster, who shot at a
Hundreds of Turkish expatriates in Germany attend a political rally, addressed by Turkey's Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic, in March 2016
pats), reveals the unmistakable and deep-rooted anti-Semitism among Erdogan's fans. Hundreds of Turkish protesters in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam hurled stones at the police and shouted "Allahu akbar" -Arabic for "Allah is the greatest." Then, some in the crowd, in a protest that was exclusively a dispute between Turkey and the Netherlands, shouted "cancer Jews." "We saw again that the word 'Jew' and 'homo' are curse words
night club, defended himself by saying that he actually wanted to shoot at the Dutch consulate building. For the lighter side of the Turkish ire, in another Dutch protest, Erdogan's fans cut, skewered and squeezed oranges -- orange is the color of the Dutch royal family. The Turkish Association of Red Meat Producers "deported" 40 Dutch Holstein cows back to Holland. In a similar move, a member of a district city council in Istanbul
said that he would butcher a cow that came from the Netherlands in retaliation against the Dutch. One could simply laugh and ignore the way the Turks express their anger at the Dutch, who deported an uninvited Turkish minister who intended to make a speech to the Turkish commu-
campaign Turkey blocked some military training and other work with NATO-partner countries, thereby obstructing NATO's 2017 rolling program of cooperation with non-EU countries. "This is childishly hostile," said one NATO state diplomat in Ankara.
"The Dutch Holstein cows have become very common in our country," says Bulent Tunc, the head of the Turkish Association of Red Meat Producers. "But this breed is starting to cause serious problems."
nity in the Netherlands. The official rhetoric in Ankara, however, unveils the irreversible incompatibility between the democratic cultures of Europe and Turkey. For Erdogan, "the spirit of fascism is running wild" in Europe. According to his foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Europe is "heading toward an abyss." And it is not just the rhetoric. Not quite knowing where best to direct its anti-Western
Meanwhile, Turkey, instead of embracing Europe as an ally and future partner, seems to think that it can tame Europe by blackmailing it. Erdogan threatened to terminate a controversial agreement with the EU, sealed in March 2016 to stem the flow of tens of thousands of refugees from Turkey to Europe in return for financial aid and visa-free travel for Turks. The EU could "forget about the deal," Erdogan said half a year
ago. Echoing Erdogan's threat, his interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, threatened the EU that the rich club would be shocked "if Ankara were to send 15,000 refugees to it every month. Minister Soylu said that he would "blow the minds" of EU leaders by sparking a fresh refugee crisis. Part of the inflammatory anti-Western Turkish rhetoric and exploits may be aiming at luring an increasingly isolated and nationalistic voter base ahead of a critical referendum on April 16 that aims significantly to broaden Erdogan's presidential powers. But it is also about the fact that Erdogan views and portrays himself as the global champion of an opaque "Muslim cause," under Turkish [read: Erdogan's] caliphate-like leadership against the "hostile" West. As Islamists know that they cannot defeat the West by using hard power, it is about "soft jihad." It was not without a reason that Turkey's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu did not talk about a "dispute," or a "diplomatic crisis," or "negotiations for a solution." He did talk about "religious wars." "Soon religious wars will break out in Europe," he said. "That's the way it's going." But how do Turkish (and other) Islamists think they can win future religious wars? How do they think their primary warfare instrument, soft power, See Erdogan's War on the West, page 38
Trump’s Greatest Deal – Part II The Iran Deal Trump Needs to make with the Russians is Clear By: Caroline Glick (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)
he first person to grasp the strategic implications of the Russian move was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu recognized that with Russian forces on the ground in Syria, the only way for Israel to take even remedial measures to protect itself from Iran and its proxies was to drive a wedge between President Vladimir Putin and the ayatollahs wide enough to enable Israel to continue its raids against weapons convoys to Hezbollah and other targets without risking a confrontation with Russia. This is the reason that Netanyahu boarded a flight to Moscow to speak to Putin almost immediately after the Russian leader deployed his forces to Syria.
Since President Donald Trump entered the White House, Iran has been his most urgent foreign policy challenge Israel’s ability to continue to strike targets in Syria, whether along the border on the Golan Heights or deep within Syrian territory, is a function of Netanyahu’s success in convincing Putin to limit his commitment
during her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton approved sia strategy is that since Trump deals with the Russians that to his Iranian allies. defeated Hillary Clinton in the were arguably antithetical to Since President Donald presidential race, the Demo- US interests while the Clinton Trump entered the White crats, their allied media outlets Foundation received millions House, Iran has been his most and powerful forces in the US of dollars in contributions from urgent foreign policy challenge. intelligence community have Russian businessmen and comUnlike Obama, Trump recog- been beset by a Russia hysteria panies closely allied with Putin. nizes that Iran’s nuclear program and its threats to US economic and strategic interests in the Persian Gulf and the Levant cannot be wished away. And so he has decided to deal with Iran. The question is, what is he supposed to do? Trump has three basic options. He can cut a deal with Russia. He can act against Iran without cutting a deal with Russia. And he can do nothing, or anemically maintain Obama’s proIran policies. The first option has the greatest potential strategic payoff. If Trump can convince Russia to ditch Iran, then he has a chance of dismantling the regime in Tehran and so defusing the Iranian nuclear program and destroying Hezbollah without Political analyst, commentator and prolific author Caroline having to fight a major war. Glick writes that “the US has a lot of bargaining chips that it can The payoff to Russia for use to convince Putin to walk away from the ayatollahs long agreeing to such a deal would enough for the US to defuse the threat they pose to its interests.” be significant. But if Trump Since November 8, the Demwere to adopt this policy, the unseen since the Red scares in ocrats and their clapping seals US has a lot of bargaining chips the 1920s and 1950s. The fact that Obama bent in the media and allies in the that it can use to convince Putin to walk away from the aya- over backward to cater to Pu- US intelligence community tollahs long enough for the US tin’s interests for eight years has have banged the war drums to defuse the threat they pose to been pushed down the memory against Russia, accusing Trump and his advisers of serving as hole. its interests. Also ignored is the fact that Russian patsies at best, and The problem with the Rus-
Russian agents at worst. In this climate, it would be politically costly for Trump to implement a Russian-based strategy for dismantling the Iranian threat. This brings us to the second option, which is to confront Iran and Russia. Under this option, US action against Iran could easily cause hostilities to break out between the US and Russia. It goes without saying that the political fallout from making a deal with Russia would be nothing compared to the political consequences if Trump were to take the US down a path that led to war with Russia. Obviously, the economic and human costs of such a confrontation would be prohibitive regardless of the political consequences. This leaves us with the final option of doing nothing, or anemically continuing to implement Obama’s policies, as the Americans are doing today. Although tempting, the hard truth is that this is the most dangerous policy of all. You need only look to North Korea to understand why this is so. Seemingly on a daily basis, Pyongyang threatens to nuke America. And the US has no good options for dealing with the threat. As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged during his recent trip to Asia, decades of US diplomacy regarding
North Korea’s nuclear program did nothing to diminish or delay the threat. North Korea has been able to develop nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles while threatening the US with destruction because North Korea enjoys the protection of China. If not for the Chinese, the US would long ago have dealt a death blow to the regime. Israel has moved Russia as far away from Iran as it can on its own. It is enough to stop convoys of North Korean weapons from crossing into Lebanon. But it isn’t enough to cause serious harm to Tehran or its clients. The only government that can do that is the American government. Trump built his career by mastering the art of deal making. And he recognized that Obama’s deal with Iran is not the masterpiece Obama and his allies claim but a catastrophe. The Iran deal Trump needs to make with the Russians is clear. The only question is whether he is willing to pay the political price it requires. (FRONTPAGE MAG)
Caroline Glick is the Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project and the Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post. For more information on Ms. Glick's work, visit carolineglick.com.
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APRIL 7, 2017
Israeli-Sponsored Anti-BDS Conference Held at the United Nations A good development, but the UN remains anti-Israel By: Joseph Klein
nne Frank has been quoted as saying, “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” That is precisely what happened for one rare day this week at the United Nations, the international body that was once instrumental in creating the state of Israel but is now being used by Israel's enemies as an instrument to destroy the Jewish state. A ray of light shone through the darkness of anti-Semitism that too often descends on the UN’s chambers. Over 2,000 representatives from organizations, pro-Israel activists, diplomats and students filled the United Nations General Assembly hall on March 29th to speak out against the unrelenting campaign of hatred launched against Israel at the United Nations and on college campuses around the world. The event was sponsored by Israel's Mission to the UN, the World Jewish Congress and various pro-Israel organizations. The event focused in particular on the evils of the so-called boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. The BDS movement perpetuates the lies promulgated by Palestinian rejectionists and their supporters, defaming Israel as a so-called “apartheid state” that is allegedly committing “genocide” on the Palestinian people. The BDS campaign seeks the liquida-
tion of the Jewish state of Israel, not a genuine two-state solution of two states for two peoples living side by side in peace and security. Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon opened the anti-BDS event by declaring, "The halls of the UN are now being infiltrated by the boycott movement. The UN’s Human Rights Council is creating a blacklist of companies and corporations operating in parts of Israel. This is pure antisemitism and together with the US, our greatest ally, we will keep fighting until BDS is eliminated." The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, "The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one in the same. They are both extensions of an ancient hatred. And how tragic is it that, of all the countries in the world to condemn for human rights violations, these voices choose to single out Israel. Iran, Syria, North Korea and other barbaric regimes are excused by the BDS movement. It makes no sense. And it has no connection to any reasonable definition of justice.” The UN General Assembly hall, where the anti-BDS movement was being held, has often been the scene of vile expressions of anti-Israel sentiment that seek to delegitimize the very idea of a Jewish state. “From 2012 through 2015,” for instance, according to UN Watch, “the United Nations
Security Council resolution also implicitly laid the basis for BDS. General Assembly has adopted a It called for all member states “to total of 97 resolutions criticizing distinguish, in their relevant dealcountries; 83 out of those 97 have ings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories been against Israel (86%).”
Over 2,000 representatives from organizations, pro-Israel activists, diplomats and students filled the United Nations General Assembly hall on March 29th to speak out against the unrelenting campaign of hatred launched against Israel at the United Nations and on college campuses around the world.
The UN Security Council gave the Palestinians last December everything they have asked for when it adopted the notorious Resolution 2334, which the Obama administration shamefully refused to veto. It ratified the Palestinians' demand for boundaries of a Palestinian state along pre-June 1967 lines to include the holiest Jewish sites within the future Palestinian capital of "East Jerusalem," and declared all Jewish "settlements" (i.e., residences) in the West Bank and "East Jerusalem" established there since June 1967 "a flagrant violation under international law." The
occupied since 1967.” Demonstrating even more explicit support for the BDS movement, the grossly misnamed UN Human Rights Council later this year plans to follow up on its previous request for a database of businesses involved with Israeli settlements, for the purpose of instituting a boycott blacklist. After attending the anti-BDS event, which did such a good job in both defying and defining the darkness of anti-Semitism too often found at the United Nations, I attended the daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. I
asked what the Secretary General thought of the BDS movement. The deputy spokesperson punted, replying that it was “a question on which different Member States have different views.” I persisted by asking whether the Secretary General saw any validity in the criticism by some that, in singling out the Jewish state of Israel, the BDS movement was engaging in discrimination on the basis of both national origin and religion. “No, I'm sure that, even in this room, you'll find different views on this particular topic,” the deputy spokesperson responded. “And, certainly, among the Member States as a whole, there's different views about the effectiveness of boycotts, of divestment, of sanctions as… in particular, as it applies to Israel and to the question of the Palestinians.” Finally, when I asked the deputy spokesperson, in another way, if the Secretary General was “neutral on whether BDS targeted against one Member State in the UN, the only democracy in the Middle East, has validity or not,” the deputy spokesperson refused to even accept as fact the premise that Israel is a democracy. “No, there are things that are facts and there are things that are opinions,” he declared. For the record, I referred the deputy spokesperson to freedom rankings and objective criteria in determining whether a country has a free democratic form of government. In fact, Freedom House described Israel’s status as “free.”
While it has its imperfections, Israel scored well on various criteria: “Israeli elections are free and fair,” Freedom House concluded. “Israel hosts a diverse and competitive multiparty system.” Some Palestinian citizens of Israel vote or run as candidates. “The Israeli media are vibrant and free to criticize government policy.” “While Israel defines itself as a Jewish state, freedom of religion is largely respected.” “Israel has an active civil society, and demonstrations are widely permitted and typically peaceful, though groups committed to the destruction of Israel are banned from demonstrating.” “The judiciary is independent and regularly rules against the government.” No other country in the Middle East comes anywhere close to Israel’s record as a free democratic state. Yet the United Nations office of the spokesperson for the Secretary General cannot abide this truth or take a stand against a modern form of anti-Semitism, the BDS movement. To the contrary, various parts of the UN are encouraging the forces behind BDS. It will take a long time, if ever, for the light to truly shine through such darkness. (FRONTPAGEMAG)
Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.
Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past By: Alexander H. Joffe
striking aspect of Palestinian culture is its resistance to the realities of the past. On September 22, 2016, Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the UN. He said, "100 years have passed since the notorious Balfour Declaration, by which Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people." He went on to demand an apology from Britain. Abbas has had previously threatened to sue London for damages resulting from the declaration and the creation of Israel. This storm against the past was also on display at a recent conference at University College London that brought together British Islamists and revisionist Israelis to demand that the British government apologize for the Balfour Declaration, with the ultimate aim of exposing "the illegality of the state of Israel while giving practical steps in campaigning towards an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine." What do such efforts tell us about Palestinian culture and the prospects for peace? The Balfour Declaration is a singular datum for Israelis and Palestinians alike. After lengthy negotiations between the British government and the Zionist movement, Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary, issued
people what belong[ed] to a third people." Nowadays, the opposition to the Balfour Declaration describes it as the beginning of "settler-colonialism." This innovation neatly saddles Britain's carefully cultivated sense of post-imperial guilt with responsibility for "Israeli crimes," including "complicity" in the supposed "cultural repression" of the Palestinians. At the same time, the approach promises to redeem the long-standing Palestinian sense of besmirched honor at having failed to "resist" Zionism. But the current effort against Balfour also illustrates other standard Palestinian responses. For one thing, it unironically emphasizes Palestinian powerlessness and Arab weakness in both the past and the present. "Resistance" against the British Empire and the Zionists, both non-violent and violent, failed – and therefore, consistent with historical Palestinian practice, the issue must be internationalized. The irony, however, is that Balfour's wholly legal commitThe 1915-1916 McMahon-Hussein correspondence (left), and ment, ratified by the League the 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement were no less consequential of Nations in 1920, is assailed than the Balfour Declaration in shaping the contemporary much the same way the 1947 Middle East UN Palestine partition recomThe British establishment laration to his colleagues every mendation was condemned: as illegitimate and unfair. For Palitself was divided and began to year on November 2. In the past, Palestinians have estinians, internationalization respond negatively to Zionism and Balfour in the early 1920s. cast the Mandate as the illegit- must produce the result they This reflected the fusion of the imate exercise of British impe- want, despite the historical reestablishment's traditional an- rialism, where, as al-Hut put it, See Trump’s Greatest , page 37 ti-Semitism with its growing "One people grant[ed] a second Declaration. The British report on the 1921 Palestine riots noted that "The Mayor of Tulkarem talks about the Balfour Declaration, and, whether he has or has not a clearer notion of its import than other people, he certainly expresses his opinion about it very definitely." Palestinian objections to Balfour are neatly captured by historian Bayan alHut: "This is a promise that was made by someone who had no right to give it to those who had no right to receive it."
The Balfour Declaration in the Times of London, 9 November 1917
his famous statement on November 2, 1917. Balfour's letter to Zionist leader Lord Rothschild, in which he stated that the Cabinet viewed "with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people," was only one of a series of British wartime communications regarding the fate of the Levant. The correspondence between the
British High Commissioner for Egypt, Sir Henry McMahon, and Hussein Ibn Ali, Sharif of Mecca, and the secret Anglo-French agreement between Sir Mark Sykes and Charles Georges-Picot were no less consequential in the shaping of the contemporary Middle East. It took the Arabs some time to voice their opposition to the
realization that the League of Nations' mandate for the implementation of the Balfour Declaration was an impossible encumbrance on an empire bled white and financially exhausted by war. This attitude was a pronounced undercurrent throughout the Mandate years. According to Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, one British official, Acting District Commissioner for the Galilee Blenkinsopp, used to circulate a "refutation" of the Balfour Dec-
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From Mussolini to Chavez: New Book Examines a Century of Political Hero Worship By: Daniel Greenfield
rom H.G. Wells and Lenin, W. E. B. Du Bois and Mao, Sartre and Stalin to Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Castro, tyrants capture the leftist intellectual imagination more than anything else. Remaking the world in accord with abstract theories is the great project of the left and who better to accomplish that task while disregarding laws, individual resistance and human nature than a ruthless tyrant? The intellectuals of the left believe in the absolute necessity of radical change. As Churchill anecdotally said to the dowager, everything else is a matter of discussing the price. Tyranny is the vice of leftectuals because the tyrant is a towering figure who promises to realize their dreams. Like the terrorists and criminals they celebrate, he embodies the physical potency that their ivory tower theorizing lacks. These “Men of Destiny” have been many. And in “From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship”, Paul Hollander dissects this oldest and dirtiest relationship. Paul Hollander came to America as a refugee from Communism only to find that the free world was full of men of letters who wished to make it unfree. But his focus here is less on the broader ideological spectrum and more on the titular “hero worship” that accompanied these dances with dictators.
Truth is the enemy of totalitarian ideologies because totalitarian ideologies are built on lies. Paul Hollander revisits the Rigoberta Menchu case. Menchu was a Marxist terrorist who won a Nobel Peace Prize for an autobiography written by someone else and filled with propaganda and lies. "Especially striking was the repeated insistence (on the part of her defenders) that it did not matter whether she told the truth as long as she conveyed an important political message... once more, the wish to believe overpowered both the available factual information and the presumed capacity of intellectuals to use their critical faculties," Hollander notes. Leftist politics requires the leftist to win the “victory over himself ” achieved by Winston at the end of Orwell’s 1984. It is a victory over individual reason, morality and truth. The ‘Big Brothers’, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Castro, Chavez and so many others are the force, both physical and mental, that enable leftists to achieve this victory over themselves. The totalitarian Big Brother warps reality and morality around his projection of power. Like a pagan deity, he is the totem that embodies the ideology. Totalitarian ideologies truly take off when they wrap around a charismatic leader. As Hollander points out, the personality of the dictator is paramount in dictatorships. When a regime is built on whim, then the state is a man. Its agenda is his desire and pol-
From H.G. Wells and Lenin, W. E. B. Du Bois and Mao, Sartre and Stalin to Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Castro, tyrants capture the leftist intellectual imagination more than anything else. Remaking the world in accord with abstract theories is the great project of the left and who better to accomplish that task while disregarding laws, individual resistance and human nature than a ruthless tyrant?
The term “hero worship” is important because heroism is that transcendent quality which his followers believe allows the dictator to supersede the economic and physical limitations of the real world. Since Socialist ideas so often involve transcending petty economic realities, such as the effects of nationalizing private enterprises or waging wars to grow the economy, the populace was asked to put aside common sense and believe. Faith in the cult of personality was a journey into a reality distorting field. The leader became a deity, his ideology a pagan reversion and believing in him made the impossible, possible.
itics is the expression of his personality. This was true not only internally, but also externally, as Western leftists flocked to Castro or Hugo Chavez. “The attractions of individual dictators were inseparable from the appeals of the social-political system they symbolized,” Paul Hollander writes. But his book is as much a study of intellectuals, and their failures, as it is a study of familiar tyrants. It is particularly the attraction of outside intellectuals to tyranny that draws Hollander’s notice. "Intellectuals disenchanted with their own society... yearned to find superior alternatives, and it was this desire that led to the
suspension of their critical faculties,” Hollander observes. The intellectual of this sort is often an impotent tyrant, dreaming up superior alternatives and yet unable to implement them. The tyrant who actually implements a “superior” system becomes a more successful intellectual. When the idea of the intellectual is associated primarily with a dissatisfaction with the human frailties of free societies accompanied by a preference for radical change, then the intellectual becomes merely a revolutionary with a better class of library. And the revolutionary is an infant tyrant.
Faith in the cult of personality was a journey into a reality distorting field. The leader became a deity, his ideology a pagan reversion and believing in him made the impossible, possible. Hollander quotes the reply of the British Marxist Eric Hobsbawm as to whether he would have still supported Communism if he had known of the millions who were dying under its red boot. “The chance of a new world being born amid great suffering would still have been worth backing,” he famously replied. As the New York Times’ Walter Duranty, more curtly, justified Stalin’s atrocities, “You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” Or a great many eggs. "The common foundation of the sympathetic attitude toward fascism and Nazism, on the one hand, and Communism, on the other, was a profound alienation," Hollander writes. Intellectuals sought "political systems that promised to offer thrilling, radical alternatives, preferably revolutionary change." And they either refused to see or did not care how many eggs had to be broken. Totalitarian intellectuals sought to root their alienation in a general social phenomenon, localizing it among the sympathetic “wretched of the earth”, the working class or minority groups, rather than in their own egos and personal dissatisfaction. Ideology often became a means of generalizing from the personal to the political, from the ego of a Marx or a Hitler, to a collective of millions. Personal failures and resentments were abstracted into theories. One man’s spite meant the mass murder of millions. The road to utopia is paved with corpses because human nature stands in the way of perfection. To envision a perfect society is to also contemplate the destruction of human imperfection. Like Michelangelo imagining the image in the marble, instead of all rubble that must be cast away for it to emerge, the totalitarian intellectual often focuses on the ends rather than the bloody means. Some totalitarian intellectuals are ready to embrace the brutal means. Others however shrink from grasping the nettle while admiring those who are willing to do what they cannot. This is
especially true of Western intellectuals, nurtured in gentler societies who envision their destruction, at the hands of personal or impersonal forces, yet lack the toughness and political incorrectness to express the wish.
attracted to tyrants for the same reason that they are drawn to revolutions. They both represent the disruption of the world as it is. And while totalitarian intellectuals like to believe that they yearn for a perfect world, what
"The common foundation of the sympathetic attitude toward fascism and Nazism, on the one hand, and Communism, on the other, was a profound alienation," Hollander writes
The creation never occurs. It is the destruction that was not only the means, but also the true end. Considering Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and their offspring, all that they truly left behind was destruction. From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship is an interesting exploration of the dark romance between the men and women of ideas, and the killers who promised to change the world, ten thousand corpses at a time. Paul Hollander summons up a wide range of sources and explores the political, psychological and intellectual roots of this bloody kinship. "We expect... more of intellectuals; we think of them as an elite group, a moralizing elite, free of illusions and delusions and endowed with an enlarged capacity for differentiating between good and evil, as well as between appearance and reality,” he writes. The reality is of course otherwise. Prolific author Daniel Greenfield reviews “From Benito Mussolini Instead the “elite group” often to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero used their influence to draw their Worship” by Paul Hollander societies toward the bloody abatDictators embody that rev- they truly often want is the de- toir of utter evil whose nakedness they dressed in the best illusions olutionary transition from the struction of the existing world. As Picasso famously said, and delusions of their art. flawed world to the perfect one, overturning the old order to "Every act of creation is, first of (FRONT PAGE MAG.COM) make way for the new. They are all, an act of destruction." This Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman the means to the utopian end. favorite justification of totalitar- Journalism Fellow at the Freeian intellectuals for the purges dom Center, is a New York writer They are change. Totalitarian intellectuals are and bloodshed is misleading. focusing on radical Islam.
The Medieval Haggadah Anthology By: David Holzer Reviewed by: Maron L. Waxman
handsome oversized volume, it is illustrated with digitally remastered art from thirty-five outstanding medieval manuscripts selected by David Holzer to illustrate preparations for the seder and for every step of the text. Holzer was a student and shamash (attendant) of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, known as the Rav, who many consider the outstanding rabbi of Orthodoxy in the twentieth century, and thus had many conversations with him. Drawing on years of conversations with Rabbi Soloveitchik, Holzer has assembled a kind of archive, "The Rav Thinking Aloud Series," of which the haggadah is the fifth volume. It includes many previously unpublished transcripts which are presented here in modified verbatim form. Paging through The Medieval Haggadah Anthology is a visual and literary delight. The illustrations, each thoughtfully identified in small type by its side, are stunning and charmingly document Pesach customs from the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. Each page has a brief section of the haggadah in a handsome Hebrew typeface and then has the Rav’s commentary. His observations, offered in an appealing conversational style, are steeped in centuries of rabbinic interpretation and intimate knowledge of the texts, and they cast an extraordinary light on a rich array of details and points of disagreement among the rabbis. Bringing to bear his own passions for medieval manuscripts and the teachings of the Rav, Holzer adds knowledgeable comments on the art and, where necessary, clar-
Paging through The Medieval Haggadah Anthology is a visual and literary delight. The illustrations, each thoughtfully identified in small type by its side, are stunning and charmingly document Pesach customs from the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries
ifications of the Rav's comments. This haggadah, with its glossy outsized pages and brilliant art, does not seem meant for the seder table. However, for readers who enjoy Talmudic discussion and absorbing artwork, it will provide hours of pleasure and many fresh insights. Holzer’s interesting introduction describes step-by-step preparations for the seder illustrated with contemporary photographs side by side with medieval illustrations. A brief chapter at the end of the book has insights on the seder from the Rav. A bracing prologue to the seder. Full Hebrew haggadah test with no transliteration; all commentary in English. (JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL)
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Digging History: Documentary Details Holocaust Escape, Unearths Buried Tunnel By: Deborah Fineblum
ver since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the U.K., each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new documentary “Tunnel of Hope,” the son is sharing his father’s story with the world. It’s a story that Jack Kagan had fought to keep alive, recording not only the escape, but the murders of the vast majority of the Jews of Novogrudok—a city in Belarus—who were dead long before that fateful night. “He was driven, determined to get it out there,” says Michael Kagan. Among his father’s projects was creating a museum at the escape site and marble monuments marking the slain Jews’ graves. The risky escape plan was born of increasing desperation by the 240 Jews clinging to life in the Novogrudok labor camp. It was a ragtag group, the last survivors of some 11,000 Jews from the town and adjacent villages—their ranks decimated by two major slaughters in 1941 and 1942, along with starvation and illness. Jack Kagan was 13 when the tunnel escape plan was hatched in the summer of 1943. Having lost all 10 toes to frostbite, he was recovering from their am-
putation when he overheard the adults, led by Berel Yoselevich, formulate the plan. It would take three months of painstaking labor, with the prisoners covering for each other in the camp’s shoemaking and woodworking factories, to excavate the 2-by-2-foot tunnel destined to carry them to freedom in late September. Among those who made it out that night, two-thirds survived the war, with most of them—including Jack Kagan— escaping to the forest and joining the famed Bielski partisans. Some nine months later, in June 1944, Kagan was among those liberated by the Soviets. His son, Michael, who lives in Jerusalem, shared the idea for a film with family friend Murray Kushner—the uncle of President Donald Trump’s son-inlaw, Jared Kushner. He received Kushner’s pledge of support and recruited Dror Shwartz, a filmmaker who has worked at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center. In 2012, Michael Kagan and Shwartz scouted the former Novogrudok labor camp site, now an agricultural college, ultimately winning permission to bring in escapees’ descendants to dig for the tunnel. Three of the escapees, including Jack Kagan, were among the 55 family members who made the trip from Israel, the U.K. and the U.S. that year.
Scene from Michael Kagan’s new documentary “Tunnel of Hope”
with context for the prisoners’ growing desperation and willingness to risk everything for a slim chance at survival. In one of the film’s most powerful scenes, Kagan simply takes off his shoe, revealing a foot without toes. A handful of prisoners, either fearful of Nazi retribution or too weak to crawl through the tunnel, turned down the opportunity to escape. The next day, those remaining quickly erected a wall where they hid for three days. The Germans soon abandoned the camp, and the remaining prisoners were able to join the partisans in the forest. The film, which took three years to complete, documents the escapees’ weeklong dig for the tunnel—an often tedious and frustrating job. But on the seventh and final day, the diggers switched directions, and the tunnel’s exit came into view. “My mother was overjoyed In 2012, Michael Kagan when my kids called her to say, and Dror Shwartz scouted ‘We found the tunnel,’” reports the former Novogrudok Betty Cohen of Jerusalem, who labor camp site, now an is writing a book on the fates agricultural college, ultimately of all 230 escapees, including winning permission to bring her 96-year-old mother Fania in escapees’ descendants to Brodsky. “Of all the tales of the dig for the tunnel—pictured Shoah, this is one that shows here—that their ancestors how resilient and resourceful used to flee. Credit: Courtesy the Jews were.” of Michael Kagan. Besides the escapees and The elder Kagan and the oth- their descendants, the film feaer escapees’ memories of round- tures the survivors’ non-Jewish ups, selections and mass shoot- neighbors, one of whom tearfulings provide the film’s viewers ly recalls the massacre of Jews.
Another local speaks proudly about the Jewish lives his family saved—the Nazis killed his great-grandfather for that heroism. David Silberklang, the senior historian for Yad Vashem’s Research Institute, lauds the film for spotlighting the story behind the story. “It’s important to know that they decided to take along the injured, like Jack Kagan after his amputation,” he says. “They said, ‘It’s going to be all of us or none of us.’ That’s a very Jewish response to the Holocaust.” In addition to the film, which is now being broadcast by i24news across the U.S., London’s Imperial War Museum houses a model of the labor camp and a tunnel for children to crawl through. The Kagan family’s sto-
Nazi roundup of Jews in Budapest, Hungary, October 1944. (Photo: Faupel/ German Federal Archives)
Some 250 Byelorussian Jews were in a Nazi labor camp in Novogrudok. Pictured here is one of the tunnels leading to escape that had been previously buried
Jack Kagan, who escaped the Nazi labor camp of Novogrudok. Credit: Courtesy of Michael Kagan.
ry is also among those featured in Berlin’s official Holocaust memorial. Last December, on the 75th anniversary of the massacre of 5,200 of his Novogrudok friends and family, Jack Kagan died at 87. His son says he is glad his father lived long enough to be featured in the film, a tribute “to both his tenacity and the tenacity of Jewish life.” The lesson is not lost on the next generation. “Seeing where it happened made it all the more real, and gave us all some closure,” says 26-year-old Itai Kagan, Jack’s grandson. “We grandchildren have more distance. To us, my grandfather’s story is more blessing than burden.” (JNS.ORG)
Rare Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts to be Shown During Passover at The Met Edited by: JV Staff
he signature foods of Passover will be celebrated in a display of four rare Hebrew manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, beginning April 10. For three months, the Farissol Haggadah, Graziano Haggadah, and Gallico Siddur will be on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, while the Prato Haggadah will be shown at The Met Cloisters. Ranging in date from 1300 to 1515, these four illuminated books offer a glimpse of the Passover tables of medieval and Renaissance Jews in Spain and Italy. Each manu-
Ranging in date from 1300 to 1515, these four illuminated books offer a glimpse of the Passover tables of medieval and Renaissance Jews in Spain and Italy
script includes lively depictions of matzah (unleavened bread) and maror (bitter herbs), foods required for the Passover seder— the ritual meal that commemorates the exodus of the ancient Israelites from Egypt. The matzah references the unleavened bread the Israelites took with them as they left Egypt in haste, while the maror serves as a reminder of the bitter life of slavery that the Israelites had endured. All four manuscripts are loans from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. The installation is part of a longstanding partnership between The Met and the JTS Library. The Haggadah is the book used at the seder. Although the essential components of the text were established in the second century, it was not until the Middle Ages that the Haggadah was first made into an independent, illustrated book for household use. Wine stains in the manu-
sol Haggadah, written in 1515 by the Bible commentator and geographer Abraham Mordecai Farissol in Ferrara, Italy, features two charming drawings in ink of men in Renaissance attire. One man holds the unleavened bread and the other an abundance of leafy greens. The Gallico Siddur (or prayer book) was made in 1487 in Florence, Italy. The seder-related illustrations depict a hand holding a round matzah and another holding the maror— in this case, a neat spray of herbs.
The Prato Haggadah (detail). Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment. Spanish, ca. 1300. Courtesy of The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Andrew Winslow
scripts on view make clear that the books were at table as families celebrated the holiday.
in what is now Spain, celebrated the humble matzah by means of elaborate ornamentation in gold and expensive pigments of red, At The Met Fifth blue, and green. On the facing Avenue page, the red root and leafy top of The illustrator of the Graziano the maror suggest a radish. The Haggadah, made around 1300 manuscript known as the Faris-
At both Met locations, a special handout devoted to medieval traditions related to matzah and maror will be available free of charge during Passover and can be obtained at the information desks. It will include early 16th-century recipes for matzah.
Also of Interest, on the Website
Featured on the Museum's website in the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History are two essays on Jewish art—"Jews and At The Met Cloisters the Arts in Medieval Europe" The Prato Haggadah will be and "Jewish Art in Late Antiquishown at The Met Cloisters in ty and Early Byzantium"—writthe Treasury (gallery 13), near ten by Barbara Drake Boehm, other European manuscripts of the Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior the same period intended for Curator for The Met Cloisters, personal use. It will be open to and Melanie Holcomb, Curaa drawing of yet another local tor, Department of Medieval interpretation of maror—in this Art and The Cloisters. Relevant case, an unidentified vegetable works in the Museum's collec(possibly an artichoke) of mon- tion are listed, along with sugumental proportions, offered by gestions for further reading and additional resources. two attendants.
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London Attacker Followed the Jihadist's Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist By: Patrick Dunleavy
efore he drove violently into the crowd on Westminster Bridge, before plunging the knives into the police officer's body, Khalid Masood's twisted path into terrorism followed an all too familiar pattern from petty crimes to prison radicalization, to violent jihadist. Radical Islamist terrorism once again struck innocent victims in Europe, this time killing four people in London and injuring at least 50 more.
Radical Islamist terrorist organizations like ISIS recommend the instruments of cruelty used in this attack, a motor vehicle and a knife Radical Islamist terrorist organizations like ISIS recommend the instruments of cruelty used in this attack, a motor vehicle and a knife. They have been used in the past to kill non-believers in Berlin, Nice, Woolwich, Jerusalem, Quebec, Oklahoma City and beyond. The emerging profile of the terrorist, Khalid Masood, also paints an all too familiar image
of a jihadist bent on killing as many people as possible on the path to paradise. Masood, a 52-year-old UK native, was born on Christmas day in Kent as Adrian Elms and was raised as a Christian. He was known as an intelligent student and an excelling athlete during his time in Huntley School for Boys. He spiraled downward from there, starting with a 1983 arrest for property damage. He spent at least two periods in three different HMPS correctional facilities, including for assault. It was there in prison where he was believed to have been radicalized. The susceptibility of an inmate in British prisons to Islamist radicalization is well documented. Extremist literature, like ISIS's Inspire magazine, is present, as well as convicted terrorists who exert undue influence on the general prison population. The vast majority of imprisoned terrorists refuse to attend any de-radicalization programs, leading former Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Commander Richard Walton to tell Sky News that "very few" inmates convicted for ISIS-related crimes had reformed. Other critics go even further, noting "that many "deradicalization" programs estab-
Choudary, now serving time in prison for terrorism-related crimes. It was sometime after returning to the UK that Masood became a person of interest in an ongoing terrorism investigation, although MI-5 never connected him directly to any specific terror plot. He simply fell off the radar until Wednesday's attack in London. An alarming number of terror plots and attacks involve people who started out as criminals, were radicalized in prison, and then re-entered society bent on killing in the name of Allah. The 2010 New York State Police Vigilance Report found that almost 50 percent of people charted with terrorist-related Before he drove violently into the crowd on Westminster Bridge, crimes had prior contact with before plunging the knives into the police officer's body, Khalid the criminal justice system. The Masood's twisted path into terrorism followed an all too familiar Paris and Brussels attacks were pattern from petty crimes to prison radicalization, to violent in part carried out by former injihadist. mates. The Berlin, Copenhagen, problem. Many of them may have often followed up their and Toulouse attacks were simsympathize with a form of Is- prison radicalization with travel ilarly committed by individuals lam that is both Wahhabi and to Islamist hotspots in the Mid- radicalized in prison. Islamist radicalization in Salafist in nature. This problem, dle East for further indoctrinaunvetted Islamic clergy, was also tion. Masood went down that the prison system is a global problem that must be recogfound to exist in the U.S. prison road as well. He traveled to Saudi Arabia nized and addressed effectively. system, according to a report done by the inspector general and worked there for several Yet some groups, like the Anti for the Department of Justice in years after his release, settling Defamation League, choose to upon his return into Luton, a focus more on the threat posed 2004. Government records show city well known for radical Is- by white supremacist prison that thousands of articles by Is- lamist elements, including the gangs and appear to overlook lamist ideologues like Hasan al radical Islamic cleric Anjem the threat posed by radicalized lished by Western governments have been fraught with repeated and embarrassing failures." Hanif Qadir, a former jihadist, believes that prison chaplains are unable to address the
Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Syed Qutb, and Anwar al-Awlaki have been available in U.S. prison libraries. My book, The Fertile Soil of Jihad, documented how ex-cons
Islamist ex-cons, some of whom have specifically targeted the Jewish population for attacks. Examples include the Newburgh Four plot to bomb a New York synagogue, Mohammed Merah's shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, and Amedy Coulibaly's massacre inside a Paris kosher grocery store. As to which is the greater threat, prison gangs or Islamist radicalization, Kevin Smith, the former Assistant U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted a group of inmates who formed a terrorism cell within the California Department of Corrections known as Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS), articulated it most succinctly when he testified before the House Committee for Homeland Security looking into the threat posed by Islamist radicalization in the prison system. Smith said, "It is my professional opinion that this particular group of radicalized inmates presents an exponentially greater danger to innocent individuals and civilians out on the outside." Members of most prison gangs do not blow up themselves (and others) to gain 70 virgins. See London Attacker Followed , page 37
World Shrugs as Hizballah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths By: Noah Beck
izballah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently warned Israel that his Iran-backed terror group could attack targets producing mass Israeli casualties, including a huge ammonia storage tank in Haifa, and a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Also last month, Tower Magazine reported that, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Iran provided Hizballah with a vast supply of "game-changing," state-of-the art weapons, despite Israel's occasional airstrikes against weapons convoys. In a future conflict, Hizballah has the capacity to fire 1,500 rockets into Israel each day, overwhelming Israel's missile defense systems. Should such a scenario materialize, Israel will be forced to respond with unprecedented firepower to defend its own civilians. Hizballah's advanced weapons and the systems needed to launch them reportedly are embedded across a staggering 10,000 locations in the heart of more than 200 civilian towns and villages. The Israeli military has openly warned about this Hizballah war crime and the grave threats it poses to both sides, but that alarm generated almost no attention from the global media, the United Nations, or other international institutions.
Like the terror group Hamas, Hizballah knows that civilian deaths at the hands of Israel are a strategic asset, because they produce diplomatic pressure to limit Israel's military response. Hizballah reportedly went so far as offering reduced-price housing to Shiite families who allowed the terrorist group to store rocket launchers in their homes. But if the global media, the UN, human rights organizations, and other international institutions predictably pounce on Israel after it causes civilian casualties, why are they doing nothing to prevent them? Hizballah's very presence in southern Lebanon is a flagrant violation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1701, which called for the area to be a zone "free of any armed personnel, assets and weapons" other than the Lebanese military and the U.N. Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The resolution also required Hizballah to be disarmed, but the terror group today has an arsenal that rivals that of most armies. Hizballah possesses an estimated 140,000 missiles and rockets, and reportedly now can manufacture advanced weapons in underground factories that are impervious to aerial attack. "Israel must stress again and again, before it happens, that these villages [storing Hizbal-
lah weapons] have become military posts, and are therefore legitimate targets," said Yoram Schweitzer, senior research fellow at Israel's Institute for Na-
the fact that "the international community is too busy and... weak to do something about it," Zisser said. All of "these talks and reports have no meaning.
Hizballah's advanced weapons and the systems needed to launch them reportedly are embedded across a staggering 10,000 locations in the heart of more than 200 civilian towns and villages.
tional Security Studies (INSS). Meir Litvak, director of Tel Aviv University's Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, agrees, adding that global attention would "expose Hizballah's hypocrisy in its cynical use of civilians as... human shields." Even a concerted campaign to showcase Hizballah's war preparation is unlikely to change things, said Eyal Zisser, a senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. Hizballah exploits
See what is happening in Syria." Israel has targeted Hizballah-bound weapons caches in Syria twice during the past few weeks. Syria responded by firing a missile carrying 200 kilograms of explosives, which Israel successfully intercepted. If Hizballah provokes a war, Israel can legitimately attack civilian areas storing Hizballah arms if the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) first attempts to warn the targeted civilians to leave those areas, Litvak said. But "it will certainly be very difficult
and will look bad on TV." While Sunni Arab states are generally united against the Shiite Iranian-Hizballah axis, Litvak, Zisser, and Schweitzer all agreed that Israel could hope for no more than silent support from them when the missiles fly. Indeed, the "Sunni Arab street" is likely to be inflamed by the images of civilian death and destruction caused by Israel that international media will inevitably broadcast, further limiting support for Israel from Iran's Sunni state foes. Rather perversely, the Lebanese government has embraced the very terrorist organization that could cause hundreds of thousands of Lebanese civilian deaths by converting residential areas into war zones. "As long as Israel occupies land and covets the natural resources of Lebanon, and as long as the Lebanese military lacks the power to stand up to Israel, [Hizballah's] arms are essential, in that they complement the actions of the army and do not contradict them," President Michel Aoun told Egyptian television last month. Hizballah, he said, "has a complementary role to the Lebanese army." Aoun's declaration means that Lebanon "takes full responsibility for all of Hizballah's actions, including against Israel, and for their consequences to Lebanon and its entire popula-
In a future conflict, Hizballah has the capacity to fire 1,500 rockets into Israel each day, overwhelming Israel's missile defense systems tion, even though the Lebanese government has little ability to actually control the organization's decisions or policy," said INSS Senior Research Fellow Assaf Orion. MK Naftali Bennett, a veteran of Israel's 2006 war with Hizballah, believes that Lebanon's official acceptance of Hizballah and its policy of embedding military assets inside residential areas removes any constraints on Israeli targeting of civilian areas. "The Lebanese institutions, its infrastructure, airport, power stations, traffic junctions, Lebanese Army bases â€“ they should all be legitimate targets if a war breaks out," he said. "That's what we should already be saying to them and the world now." In a future war, Hizballah is certain to try bombarding Israeli civilian communities with missile barrages. Israel, in response, will have to target missile launchers and weapons caches surrounded by Lebanese civilians. See World Shrugs , page 36
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A prisoner looks at a corrections officer from behind several layers of glass and bars in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015.
Report: Excessive Force Continues At Massive Jail Complex (VIN) Guards at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, one of the biggest correctional facilities in the world, continue to use excessive force like “head strikes, wall slams and violent takedowns” at an alarming rate, according to a report released Monday by a federal monitor. The report claims inmates have been unnecessarily struck in the head and kicked while restrained in handcuffs, subjected to chokeholds, pepper-sprayed and slammed against walls, causing injuries, “only to be followed by delays in providing needed medical attention.” “Often these incidents are not reported accurately and in some cases not reported at all,” the report said. The report analyzed the city Department of Correction’s performance between Aug. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016, and found supervisors failed to “rein in excessive force and implement seriously the reforms ordered by the federal court.” The independent monitor was installed after a 2015 agreement to settle civil litigation over pervasive brutality at Rikers. Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte on Monday released a statement saying the department “is moving quickly to fix the issues the monitor identifies.” “We recognize much more hard work lies ahead, and we look forward to working diligently with the monitor and his staff to establish a culture of safety the department,” Ponte said. Ponte said the department has “made great strides” in implementing reforms at Rikers, which sits on a 400-acre (162-hectare) island in the East River and holds most of the city’s 10,000 inmates. In the facilities that house the youngest
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New York passes emergency spending plan to avoid shutdown (VIN) New York lawmakers on Monday passed an emergency spending plan authorizing Governor Andrew Cuomo to pay bills and keep the state government operating for the next two months. The state was supposed to have a budget at the start of its fiscal 2018 on Saturday, but the legislature and Cuomo failed to agree on a comprehensive plan as they debated broader policies. Monday’s stopgap, 1,700-page “extender budget” avoids a government shutdown through May 31, assuring that state agencies and contractors will provide services and roughly 200,000 state employees will get paid despite the impasse. The full budget has been delayed in part by debate over raising the age of adult criminal responsibility to 18, which would leave North Carolina as the only state to automatically prosecute and imprison 16- and 17-year-olds as adults regardless of the crime. “There are political and ideological differences between the Senate and Assembly. We must resolve these issues. A complete budget requires it,” Cuomo, who supports lifting the age, said in a statement late on Sunday. Lawmakers and Cuomo have been divided over other issues, including a replacement for an expired program that gives tax breaks to affordable housing developers and extending a so-called millionaire’s tax on wealthy New Yorkers. Cuomo also laid some blame on uncertainty about Washington’s policies, including any revised effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, which could strip New York of at least $4.6 billion of Medicaid and other funding.
“New York State is a target for hostile federal actions ranging from severe financial cutbacks to deprivation of legal and personal rights,” said Cuomo, a Democrat who is widely touted as a possible 2020 presidential candidate. Assembly member Fred Thiele Jr., an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, was one of several lawmakers to criticize the inclusion of policy initiatives in the budget legislation, saying from the legislative floor during voting on the bill that “we are not the platform committee for Cuomo 2020.” “They should not be forced down the throat of the legislature as part of the budget process,” Thiele said during the session. “The national stage is watching,” said Assembly member Diana Richardson, a Democrat from Brooklyn, who voted against the extension. The budget extension authorizes $40 billion in state spending, including $10.3 billion in state appropriations, $12.4 billion aid to local governments and $17.3 billion in capital projects. Lawmakers want to get the budget done this week. Whenever it arrives, it will be by far the latest budget since Cuomo took office in 2011.
CNN hires reporter who clashed with spicer as political contributor (VIN) April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks has become one of the most visible White House correspondents since President Donald Trump took over, and she’s now been hired as a political contributor for CNN. CNN wouldn’t say Monday when it began negotiating with Ryan, who was scolded by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to stop shaking her head in response to one of his answers at a press briefing last week. The incident drew widespread attention online. Her CNN hiring was announced on Monday. Trump, in a February news conference, asked Ryan to help arrange a meeting between him and the Congressional Black Caucus. Such a task is beyond the responsibilities of reporters. A CNN spokeswoman said Ryan will be available for political commentary on all of its shows.
NATIONAL Israeli court extends remand of teen behind US bomb threats (Israel
JNS.org) Israel’s Rishon Lezion Magistrates’ Court extended the remand of an Ashkelon teen accused of making more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in the U.S. during the last two months. Police said Thursday they were keeping the suspect, 19, who also holds American citizenship, in custody for another week and placing his father under house arrest. Both of them remain under a gag order. The suspect was arrested last week following a trans-Atlantic investigation with the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies. American Jewish groups welcomed the breakthrough on the wave of JCC bomb threats, which had sparked concerns over rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. Advanced Staff Sgt. Maj. Limor Tzanani, Staff Sgt. Maj. Lior Rotenberg and Chief Insp. Hofit Pima of the Israel Police were at the proceeding and confronted the teen’s defense attorney, Galit Bash, over her claim that her client has an inoperable brain tumor affecting his behavior. “All the medical documents we have seen thus far indicate that there is no base to her claim [of a brain tumor]—just a benign growth,” the police officials argued.
A delegation of Jewish leaders with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions March 30, 2017, at the Department of Justice. Credit: JCC Association of North America.
Jewish leaders meet with US attorney general in wake of bomb threats (JNS.org) In the wake of an unprecedented wave of bomb threats against JCCs and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries across North America, Jewish leaders met Thursday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Leaders from the JCC Association of North America as well as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Jewish Federations of North America and Secure Community Network attended the meeting with Sessions.
JCC Association President and CEO Doron Krakow said in a statement he is “pleased” by the continued engagement from the Sessions-led Department of Justice, the FBI and other federal agencies in maintaining their vigilance against anti-Semitism. “We were gratified to hear from Attorney General Sessions that every incident is significant and won’t be tolerated. We are appreciative that he understands the continued impact these threats have had on Jewish institutions and the role law enforcement can play in helping to prevent further acts of terror,” Karkow said. Israeli authorities recently arrested an Israeli-American teenager in connection to the wave of more than 130 bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions since the beginning of 2017.
Victims’ families call on Tillerson to deny entry to Palestinian terror supporter (JNS.org) In cooperation with the Israel-based NGO Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), families of American victims of terror last week called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to deny the entry of Palestinian official Jibril Rajoub to the U.S. The secretary of the Palestinian Fatah party’s Central Committee in Ramallah, Rajoub has a long history of praising terrorism. The Fatah faction is headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Rajoub heads the PA’s soccer association. Rajoub has publicly glorified Palestinian terrorists who murdered American citizens in Israel during the uptick in Palestinian terror that began in October 2015, saying, “We in the Fatah movement bless and encourage them (the terrorists). We consider them heroes and a crown on the head of every Palestinian.” In 2014, Rajoub called on the Palestinian terror group Hamas to kidnap Israelis, only a few months before Hamas’s kidnapping and murder of U.S. citizen Naftali Frenkel and his friends, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. PMW noted in a bulletin March 29 that U.S. law prohibits the entry of anyone who “endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity.” Based upon this prohibition, PMW is urging its supporters to contact members of the U.S. Congress, presidential administration and media to “help prevent the
APRIL 7, 2017 terror supporter Jibril Rajoub from entering the U.S., and to have him arrested should he arrive.”
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) clients standing outside their home in Poltova, Ukraine. JDC and its partners will deliver more than 50,000 boxes of matzah to Jews in the former Soviet Union this Passover. Credit: Sarah Levin.
Aid group to deliver 50,000 boxes of matzah to Jews in former Soviet Union (JNS.org) Thousands of poor and elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union will be able to observe Passover traditions this year due to support from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and its network of Hesed social welfare centers and JCCs. JDC, through its partnerships with the Claims Conference and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, will deliver more than 50,000 boxes of matzah and other holiday packages. David Schizer, JDC’s CEO, said that “the Jews of the former Soviet Union, whose Jewish identity was almost extinguished, are now observing Passover with enormous vigor, innovative cultural fare and a focus on ensuring their neediest fellow Jews share in the holiday.” “As Jews around the world gather to celebrate our collective journey to freedom,” he said, “let’s follow this powerful example and remember the neediest by leaving a place at the table for those whose lives can be made better by our care.”
Muslim baroness calls on government to prosecute British IDF soldiers (JNS.org) A former prominent British Muslim politician has called on the U.K. government to prosecute British citizens who volunteer to fight in the Israeli military. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a former Conservative party cabinet member who resigned from her post in 2014 because the U.K. did not condemn Israel’s Operation
APRIL 7, 2017 Protective Edge, said she is seeking to eliminate a loophole allowing Brits to serve in state armies like those of Israel or Pakistan as well as non-state entities like the Islamic State terror group. “If you go out there and fight for any group, you will be subject to prosecution when you get back. If you go out and fight for [Bashar] Assad, I presume, under our law, that is okay. That can’t be right,” Warsi said in an interview with Middle East Eye. “The only reason we allow the loophole to exist is because of the IDF, because we are not brave enough to say if you hold British citizenship, you make a choice. You fight for our state only,” she added.
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follows the recent suspension of funding by Australia and Germany to World Vision, due to an investigation by Israeli authorities that led to World Vision employee Mohammad El-Halabi being charged for diverting upwards of $50 million to Gaza-ruling Hamas. “DFAT has reviewed the management of its funding to World Vision in the Palestinian Territories. The review uncovered nothing to suggest any diversion of government funds,” the Australian government said in a statement. Nevertheless, DFAT’s funding to the charity in Gaza will remain suspended “until we have considered the outcomes of the court case against Mr. El-Halabi and reviews being undertaken by World Israel slashes UN Vision Australia and World Vision payments by $2 million International into this issue,” Ausafter anti-Israel votes tralia said. Australia is the largest donor to (JNS.org) Israel announced last week that it is slashing its pay- the Christian charity’s aid efforts ments to the United Nations by $2 in Gaza. million after a series of recent anti-Israel votes. MIDDLE EAST Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesLikud lawmaker man Emmanuel Nahshon said the challenges ban on decision to reduce the annual payKnesset members ments was made following a series ascending of anti-Israel votes at the U.N. Temple Mount Human Rights Council. He called the votes part of the “obsessional (JNS.org) Member of Knesset discrimination against Israel on Yehuda Glick (Likud), a wellthe part of the United Nations and known advocate of Jewish access its agencies.” to the Temple Mount, petitioned Nahshon said the funds being Israel’s High Court last week in withheld would be used for de- an effort to force the Israeli govvelopment projects in countries ernment to allow lawmakers to that back Israel in international ascend Judaism’s holiest site before forums. the Passover holiday. The U.N. requires all of its 193 Glick’s petition asks Israel’s member states to pay a portion attorney general to limit Prime of the world body’s annual bud- Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s get based on their gross domestic authority to intervene on operaproduct. Israel is expected to pay tional police decisions, and comes $11 million this year. in response to the implementation Earlier this year, Israel said it of an 18-month ban on Kneswould suspend $6 million in an- set members visiting the Temple nual dues to the U.N. in protest of Mount. a December 2016 vote by the U.N. Glick petitioned the High Court Security Council condemning Is- a day after reports that Netanyahu raeli settlement activity as well as agreed to lift the ban three months describing eastern Jerusalem and from now, following the Jewish its Jewish holy sites as “occupied and Muslim holiday seasons. Palestinian territory.” “The situation is insufferable and very strange, where all the Australia: no proof people of the world can go in [to government aid to the Temple Mount] except for World Vision was Knesset members,” Glick stated in channeled to Hamas his petition. The visitation ban was imple(JNS.org) Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) mented in response to an increase said Thursday it has not found any in Palestinian terror attacks in evidence of Australian govern- 2015. Palestinian leaders claimed ment funds granted to the Chris- the violence was agitated by Jewtian charity World Vision being ish calls to ascend the sensitive channeled to the Palestinian ter- holy site, which is also home to the Al-Aqsa mosque. rorist organization Hamas. The status quo on the Temple The Australian announcement
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Mount forbids non-Muslims from scribed as a training accident at a praying at the site. terrorist base. Ashraf al-Qidre, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry, said “three men sustained varied levels of injuries resulting from an accident near Tel a-Sultan, west of Rafah.” According to Hamas-run media in Gaza, the large explosion occurred at a site belonging to the Israeli security forces in terror group’s “military wing.” Jerusalem’s Old City following a A day before the purported Palestinian stabbing terror attack Hamas training accident, Egypt April 1. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/ destroyed two Hamas terror tunFlash90. nels running from Gaza into the With Passover in mind, Egyptian Sinai. Jerusalem security Further, Israel’s Defense Minbolstered after attacks istry announced Monday that (JNS.org) Following two Pales- security inspectors thwarted the tinian stabbing attacks in Jerusa- smuggling of approximately 30 lem’s Old City within a week, a se- professional wetsuits suspected of nior officer from the Israel Police being bound for Gaza-based terhas warned of a possible increase rorists, including Hamas’s naval in terror attacks during the up- commando unit. “The suits were camouflaged coming Passover holiday. Tens of thousands of people are in a seemingly innocent consignexpected to visit Jerusalem during ment of clothing and sports equipPassover, prompting security of- ment that were imported from ficials to take extra precautions overseas by a supplier in the Palbefore the festivities amid height- estinian Authority and then sent to the Gaza Strip without the necened tensions in the capital city. Commander Doron Turgeman, essary coordination,” the Defense who oversees security operations Ministry said. “The shipment has in the Old City, told Army Radio been impounded and an investiSunday, “Holidays and festivals gation has begun to locate those over the years have caused higher involved in the smuggling.” tensions and sensitivity and are John Ford Coley set a preferred period for attacks…. to rock Israel’s Golan Ahead of the festival, there will Heights in April be wider deployment based on assessments of the situation. We (JNS.org) Grammy-nominatare here to enable the holiday to go ed rock artist John Ford Coley ahead as usual.” is scheduled to headline a speThe commander’s warning cial concert dubbed “The Texan came after two Israeli civilians ‘Eclectic’ Rock Show” in Israel’s and a police officer were injured scenic Golan Heights April 13, at Saturday in a stabbing attack by a the Kfar Haruv Peace Vista over17-year-old Palestinian terrorist in looking the Sea of Galilee. the Old City. Coley’s Golan Heights rock concert will feature songs from throughout his career, and performances by American songwriter Shakeh and harpist Susan Mashiyama. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to ILAN Israel, a nonprofit that assists special needs children and their families. “I have always been in love Professional wetsuits that were with Israel, even as a young child,” intercepted by Israel before they Coley said. “It fascinates me, capreached Hamas’s naval tivates me, and stirs my imaginacommando unit. Credit: Israeli tion and soul. When asked to do Defense Ministry. this show for ILAN, I got excited Gaza training to do something so worthwhile for ‘accident’ injures children.” 3 terrorists, Israel The concert will coincide with intercepts Hamasthe release of Coley’s new double bound wetsuits album, “Eclectic,” which includes (JNS.org) Three Hamas mem- a new instrumental track dedicatbers were injured in an explosion ed to Holocaust survivors called, near the town of Rafah Monday in “Quiet Victory.” Coley is best known for his role what the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group’s Health Ministry de- in a rock duo with Danny Way-
land “England Dan” Seals and ber, and we will uphold it today.” has earned multi-platinum, platiThe new settlement will be built num and gold records around the near the existing settlement of world, as well as No. 1 hits in Israel. Shiloh, which is near the former Amona community. Temple Mount Netanyahu’s office later said that sifting project in accordance with discussions halted after major with the Trump administration, backer pulls funds additional Israeli construction in (JNS.org) The Temple Mount Judea and Samaria would be limSifting Project, an archaeological ited to existing communities or in initiative to uncover rare artifacts land adjacent to their boundaries. “Israel is taking into account buried in soil removed from the Jerusalem holy site in the 1990s, President Trump’s position and has been halted due to budget will therefore take significant steps to scale back construction constraints. The project issuing a statement beyond the boundaries of existing on its closure Sunday, citing “lack communities, and will exercise of funding and differences be- restraint,” Netanyahu said, accordtween the directors of the Sifting ing to the Prime Minister’s Office. Project and the Ir David Foundation.” A year after the sifting project commenced, the Ir David Foundation had agreed to finance the operation, and did so for 12 years before pulling the funding in March. A spokesperson for the founda- A Palestinian celebrates on top tion, Ze’ev Orenstein, said “about of the burned car of two Israeli 12 years ago the Ir David organi- soldiers who were lynched in zation helped save the earth that Ramallah Oct. 12, 2000. was excavated from the Temple Seventeen years later, one of the Mount…since that time the group terrorists involved in the lynching voluntarily funded the sifting, pro- was released early from prison cessing and research of the earth last week. Credit: Flash 90. to the tune of millions of shekels. Terrorist involved in We hope that a way will be found lynching of 2 Israeli for this national and international soldiers released project to continue.” early from prison Throughout its duration, the project involved the participation (JNS.org) Haitham Faiz Muari, of more than 250,000 volunteers a convicted Palestinian terrorist who helped sift through the sal- who participated in the lynching vaged Jerusalem dirt to uncover of two IDF reservists in Ramallah tens of thousands of small archae- in 2000, was quietly released from ological objects and fragments. prison last week and transferred to Gaza. Israel approves In 2004, Muari was sentenced settlement for Amona to life in prison for his role in the residents, vows future soldiers’ murders. construction restraint Last week, a military court (JNS.org) The Israeli cabinet reached a plea deal with the terunanimously approved the con- rorist in a retrial, which saw his struction of a new settlement for original murder conviction and the first time in decades, while charges downgraded, and his prispromising restraint on future set- on sentence reduced to 11 and a half years. The terrorist had served tlement construction. Israeli Prime Minister Benja- 15 years in prison. Simo Avrahami, the father of min Netanyahu had promised the new community as compensation Yosef Avrahami, one of the solfor the residents of Amona, a Jew- diers murdered in the lynching, ish settlement outpost evacuated told Yedioth Ahronoth regarding in February following an order by the terrorist’s release, “I do not Israel’s High Court over Palestin- see any reason for the IDF court to deal with an appeal of such a ian land ownership claims. “I promised at the outset that despicable murderer. What do we we would build a new commu- want to show? That we’re just, that nity,” Netanyahu said Thursday, we’re honest?” before the official announcement on the new settlement, during a THE JEWISH VOICE EXPRESSES meeting with Slovakian President A SPECIAL THANKS TO JNS.ORG FOR PROVIDING THE ABOVE Andrej Kiska. “I believe that I first NEWS BRIEFS gave that promise back in Decem-
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Lakewood Rabbi Denies Stealing $$$ from Special Needs School After Indictment By: Greg Falcone
Lakewood, New Jersey rabbi was indicted last Wednesday on charges of stealing more than $630,000 in public funds for a highly popular special needs school that he founded in the mid-1990s. Rabbi Osher Eisemann, 60, the founder and director of the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) was also accused of using the school's fundraising foundation to launder much of the public money that was allocated to them, the state attorney general said.
“Since 1995 The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) has provided a superior level of services to meet the unique needs of severelydisabled, medically fragile, and sociallyemotionally challenged children and young adults.”
misapplication of government property; misconduct by a corporate official; and money laundering — all second-degree offenses that carry up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000, state Attorney General Christopher Porrino said in a statement.
the indictment under the same charges. According to a report in the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey Attorney General Porrino said that during the period that the investigation of SCHI was conducted by the Division of Criminal Justice, authorities said that rather than the
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visits The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI)
Although the school as a separate entity was not named in the multi-count indictment that was handed down, it was reAccording to published re- ported that the non-profit Serports Rabbi Eisemann was vices for Hidden Intelligence, charged by a state grand jury LLC, which is SCHI’s fundraiswith: Theft by unlawful taking; ing foundation was named in
school’s fundraising apparatus providing financial sustenance to the school, it was SCHI who was funneling money to the Services for Hidden Intelligence. The indictment alleges that Rabbi Eisemann then used the copious amounts of money
Anne Frank Exhibit Comes to Brookdale Community College in NJ By: Alan Richman
ed that Attorney General Porrino said that each month SCHI is in receipt of approximately $1.8M that emanate from the Lakewood School District as well as other public school districts whose students are sent to be educated at SCHI. Lakewood public schools are facing a fiscal crisis because of dwindling enrollment and a $14.7 million shortfall. Reports say that one of the major factors that is adversely affecting its annual budget is the increasing tuition for each student sent to SCHI for educational programs. Jeff Ifrah, an attorney representing SCHI told a local Lakewood news website in the form of a statement that: “Since 1995 The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) has provided a superior level of services to meet the unique needs of severely-disabled, medically fragile, and socially-emotionally challenged children and young adults. We are disappointed that the State of New Jersey has choRabbi Osher Eisemann, 60, sen to utilize limited taxpayer the founder and director of resources to proceed with this the School for Children with baseless investigation of SCHI Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) and our dedicated Director Oswas indicted last Wednesday her Eisemann. The State’s claims on charges of stealing more allege no criminal intent, nor than $630,000 in public funds from the Lakewood, NJ special that the funds in question were used for the Director’s personal needs school. gain. SCHI continues to supSCHI’s web site describes port our Director and we are itself as providing educational confident that both SCHI and services for the "medically frag- Rabbi Eisemann will be exonile, and socially-emotionally erated at the conclusion of this investigation.” challenged children." Telling the APP that Rabbi The APP report also indicatin the foundation to fund other pursuits that were entirely unrelated to the functioning of SCHI. Attorney General Porrino said Eisemann allegedly appropriated around $430,000 to use as investment money for a business associate's now-defunct clothing line, called TAZ Apparel, LLC, which was based in Highland Park.
ven before the long-awaited Brookdale Community College debut of “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” local teachers used the exhibit to inspire students. Dale Daniels, executive director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange), the organization bringing the exhibit to Monmouth County, said a January training session taught educators from 17 public and private schools how to use Anne Frank’s story to assist youngsters in grappling with “concepts of empathy, humility, hunger, and survival.” Many more schools were invited, but not all were able to take advantage of the training session, according to Chhange. Students, ranging from fifth to 12th grades, created multidisciplinary projects that extended the reach of the wartime Frank story seven decades into the present where they could relate Anne’s experiences to the plight of today’s refugees and other contemporary atrocities. Numerous students expressed concern for the people in wartorn Syria, and many said they would be more mindful of anyone whose freedom is abridged, according to Daniels. “The feedback from the teachers in our workshop was so moving” she said. “Teachers were excited to go back to their classrooms and encourage their students to create art projects that involve coping strategies,
“I strongly deny there was any ill intent in the use of SCHI funds. I look forward to the complete exoneration of both SCHI and myself in this investigation.” – Rabbi Eisemann Eisemann lived “a rather simple life” and calling the allegations against him “unbelievable” was Michael Inzelbuch, former attorney of the Lakewood Board of Education who now represents children with disabilities. Lee Vartan, an attorney representing Rabbi Eisemann also released a statement to the media on behalf of his client and which expressed his client’s thoughts on the allegations. “The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) and I have been targeted by the State of New Jersey for an alleged misuse of funds. In providing educational and therapeutic services to children with disabilities as varied as autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, muscular dystrophy, Spina bifida, and cerebral palsy, among others, our main goal at SCHI has always been to provide every student with a chance to exceI. I have never taken any SCHI funds for my personal use, and I strongly deny there was any ill intent in the use of SCHI funds. I look forward to the complete exoneration of both SCHI and myself in this investigation.”
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Pesach: Then and Now By: Larry Domnitch
he redemption from Egypt occurred within the confines of one day, but the events which lead to the redemption occurred over the course of generations. The Torah states, “And it was on this very day that all the legions of Hashem left Egypt,” (Shemot 12:41). Pharaoh ordered Israel to leave and they eagerly departed Egypt. They sought to leave Egypt which was steeped in depravity and immorality. Unlike the prior months during the plagues when many Israelites had desired to remain in Egypt as their persecution ended, this time they departed and hastily.
The Torah states, “And it was on this very day that all the legions of Hashem left Egypt,” (Shemot 12:41) However, just ten sentences later, the words seem to imply that Israel did not leave willingly. The Torah states, “And it happened on that very day: Hashem took the Children of Israel out of the land of Egypt in their legions.” (Exodus 12:51) Did they leave or where they taken out? Actually both scenarios occurred. On that day the Torah
does not record any miracles on the day of the exodus, but without the many wonders performed which preceded the exodus, it would not have taken place. Hence, this time Israel departed from Egypt willingly but Hashem’s miracles had taken them out. Then, after a prolonged existence in their land, the Judeans were exiled at the time of the destruction of the first Temple by the Babylonian empire. Prophets of Israel offered solace foretelling that the Jews will someday return. As waves of exiles were forced out, the thought of return must have seemed so distant. The prophet Jeremiah had reassured them, “And there is hope for your future. And your children shall return from their borders.” (31:17)These words echoed those of Hashem to Abraham, “To your descendants I have given this land.” (Genesis 15:18) Babylon soon fell and Cyrus of Persia offered the Jews the opportunity to return to Judea. Some Jews returned and rebuilt the Temple, but once again, this time, six hundred years later in the year 70 CE, the Roman occupiers of Judea set the Temple aflame. Following the tragedy and carnage, the venerable Rabbi Akiva gazed upon the desolation of the Temple Mount and Jerusalem and envisioned the actualization the visions of the prophets for the future. His
more improbable as the land was laid waste and the Roman emperor Hadrian embarked upon a campaign to eliminate Judaism and Jewish practices. Judea had become barren, and a prolonged exile awaited the Jews. After two millennia, while other empires and nations, many far larger than the Jews became archeological relics, vanquished by time, the Jews survived their many tribulations of exile; persecutions, expulsions, inquisitions, humiliations, wars, pogroms, holocausts, assimilation and so on. Many individual Jews were lost but the nation as a whole survived, since an everlasting covenant was forged between Hashem and the Jewish people. Through it all, they did not forget about returning to Zion. And when the window of return opened in the late 19th/ early 20th centuries, with the first waves of Aliyah, it was not accompanied by open miracles. In 1948, when Israel was declared an independent state, many However it did follow the miof its six hundred thousand were survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. raculous survival of the Jews, Others had fled persecution in Europe and other lands, over which was the necessary prelude decades prior to World War Two. The new born state of less for the return to Zion. than 600,000 was a small fraction of the Jewish world which In 1948, when Israel was comprised 12,000,000 declared an independent state, colleagues heard his words and which forbid publicly teaching many of its six hundred thoureplied, “Akiva, you have com- the Torah, his last words reciting sand were survivors of the the Shema were etched upon the Nazi Holocaust. Others had forted us.” When Rabbi Akiva was exe- memory of the Jews for the next fled persecution in Europe and other lands, over decades prior cuted by the Romans following two thousand years. At the time, the eventual re- to World War Two. The new the Bar Kochba revolt (132-135 CE) for violating Roman rules turn of the Jews seemed even born state of less than 600,000
Despite wars with neighboring countries, the scourge of terrorism, the damage of economic boycotts, and isolation by its detractors, Israel continues to thrive, and beat the odds. was a small fraction of the Jewish world which comprised 12,000,000. Over the next seventy years, the remnants of Israel over the past 2,000 year exile have arrived from Arab Lands, Eastern Europe, the former USSR, Ethiopia, Sephardic lands, Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Today, the demographics have seen dramatic transformations as over half of world Jewry resides within their homeland. Despite wars with neighboring countries, the scourge of terrorism, the damage of economic boycotts, and isolation by its detractors, Israel continues to thrive, and beat the odds. It is the realization of the visions foretold long ago. Like the time of the exodus from Egypt, they left out of a sense of destiny, and were also taken out by Hashem as the survivors of a very difficult, challenging and prolonged exile, guided by Divine intervention and the promise to Abraham, echoed by the prophets. That too is miraculous.
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General Electric Leads $25M Funding for Freightos 1,000 freight forwarders use Israeli logistics technology software; Series B extension funding solidifies Freightos as digital global freight leader. By: Viva Sarah Press
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How to Eat A Passover Dinner in Style By: Alina Dain Sharon
or some of us, a certain measure of austerity is associated with the Passover holiday. Just as our people were forced to eat unleavened bread after escaping from slavery in Egypt, we forgo bread and other leavened products in favor of matzah for a week.
Salmon Cakes with Tropical Fruit Salsa, part of Jamie Geller's upscale Passover dinner menu. Credit: Joy of Kosher Magazine with Jaime Geller.
At the same time, restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks alike have been embracing the idea that cooking on Passover does not need to be inherently bland—and can even be upscale. “The purpose of Passover is to celebrate our freedom from slavery in Egypt. Eating unleavened bread/matzah is due to the haste in which we left. But by no means is the purpose of Passover to remember the lack of normal food,” says Joy of Kosher cookbook author Jaime Geller. “As with all celebrations, we
mark this momentous, life al2 large eggs, lightly beaten tering, sea splitting event in our 1 teaspoon kosher salt history with food, family and Freshly ground black pepper prayer,” she adds. 4 tablespoons olive oil Joy of Kosher with Jamie Ingredients for salsa: Geller Magazine and JOYofKO1 cup diced pineapple SHER.com staff members, and 1/2 cup diced mango Geller herself, “stretch, and flex, 1/2 cup diced red onion and exercise, our culinary mus2 tablespoons chopped cles each and every year coming cilantro up with new, creative, inspired, 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and fineand easy recipes and menus to ly chopped make this Passover the most delicious, enjoyable, memorable holiday ever,” Geller said. The following recipes from JOYofKOSHER.com can make for a fancy kosher-for-Passover dinner that Geller believes will impress your guests.
Appetizer: Salmon Cakes with Tropical Fruit Salsa Croquettes are cute and elegant for your starter course. They’re also wonderfully light and refreshing. The tropical salsa is a combination of fresh pineapple, mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice—the perfect complement to the richness of the salmon. The balance of sweet and savory flavors instantly pleases the palate. This is a starter with zing! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ready Time: 1 hour Servings: 10 cakes Ingredients for cakes: 1 (2-pound) side of salmon, skin on 1/2 cup red onion, diced 2 tablespoons matzah meal
Eggplant Tomato Stacks. Credit: Joy of Kosher Magazine with Jaime Geller.
Juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a large baking sheet. Bake salmon skin side down for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Let cool completely. 2. Once salmon is cooled, gently flake away from the skin and break into large chunks. Place in a large bowl and combine with eggs, red onion, matzah meal, salt and pepper. Stir to mix well. Scoop about 1/3
cup at a time into your hands and form into a round patty about 1/4-inch thick. Place on a sheet pan and repeat with remaining mixture until you have formed 10 cakes. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine pineapple, mango, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt. Mix well and set aside. 4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry 5 cakes at a time for about 5 to 8 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel lined plate while frying remaining cakes. To serve, top each cake with a few tablespoons of salsa.
parsley, for garnish
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Dip the eggplant slices in egg and then in the seasoned matzah meal. 3. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant in batches until golden on both sides; remove and drain on paper towels. To Assemble the Eggplant Stacks: 4. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9-by-13 inch pan. Cover the bottom with a thin layer of sauce. Place one layer of eggplant, top with sauce, top with eggplant, and top with sauce again. 5. Bake covered for 20 Side Dish: Eggplant minutes. Tomato Stacks 6. Garnish with fresh These individual eggplant chopped parsley. Dress It Up: For a quick and stacks are as beautiful as they are versatile—add ground beef elegant time saver, warm sauce and pre-plate individual stacks. to make them heartier. Alternate 2 or 3 layers of eggPrep Time: 25 minutes plant and sauce and garnish Cook Time: 20 minutes with fresh herbs. Ready Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6 Main Course: Ingredients: 1 large, long eggplant, peeled Grilled Ribeye with and sliced lengthwise into 1/2- Crispy Parsnips inch slices Ribeye is one of the most 2 eggs, beaten popular, juiciest, expensive 1/2 cup fine matzah meal or steaks on the market. This cut potato starch seasoned with is more marbled than others, dried parsley, salt and pepper which makes the steak especialVegetable, walnut or hazelnut ly tender and flavorful. Crispy oil for frying parsnips are the perfect, slightly 3 cups marinara sauce sweet alternative to French fries. Prep Time: 15 minutes Fresh chopped Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ready Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients: 8 medium parsnips, peeled 4 cups olive oil 6 rib eye steaks, 1-inch thick, room temperature (6-8 ounces each)
Grilled Ribeye with Crispy Parsnips. Credit: Joy of Kosher Magazine with Jaime Geller.
Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions: 1. Using a peeler, peel parsnips into thin strips until you cannot peel anymore of the parsnip. 2. Heat oil over medium high heat. Fry parsnips in batches for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Repeat until all parsnips are fried. 3. Heat grill pan over high heat. Season steaks liberally with salt and pepper and grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare doneness. Let rest 5 minutes before serving or slicing. (JNS.ORG)
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Making Matzah and Memories at Historic Bakery in Kfar Chabad Not only does it churn out shmurah matzah in bulk, it educates thousands of Israeli schoolchildren every year By: Menachem Posner
known as the Chazon Ish, who would come to bake matzahs for rior to Passover 1950: his personal use. The Rebbe—Rabbi MenThe village of Kfar Chabad in central Isra- achem M. Schneerson, of righel had been settled just teous memory—encouraged the months earlier by a group of founding and continued funchardy survivors of Stalinist op- tion of the bakery, which he saw as an ideal source for shmurah pression and Nazi destruction.
Mayor of Kfar Chabad Benyamin Lipshitz watches as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admires a matzah he helped bake.
While most of the villagers worked the land and raised livestock—eking out a living from Israel’s sacred soil—some residents took it upon themselves to explore a new avenue: a matzah bakery that would produce the very best handmade matzahs from shmurah flour, which had been guarded from contact with moisture from the time of harvest. Although its original purpose was primarily to supply the village with matzah, the bakery quickly attracted a large following from around Israel and beyond. They were drawn by its adherence to the highest standards of matzah production under the careful guidance of the village rabbi, Rabbi Zalman Garelik. In fact, residents tell of how the fourth Belzer Rebbe—Rabbi Aaron Rokeach, of righteous memory—would come to bake matzahs there. Since the streets were not yet paved, Chassidim would carry the venerable sage in a chair over the bumpy roads to the matzah bakery. Another regular visitor was the renowned halachist (commentator and decisor of Jewish law) Rabbi Avrohom YeshayaKarelitz, of righteous memory,
matzahs had become a Passover staple within Israel as well. In fact, old records show orders for many tons of matzah from the Ministry of Defense and other clients. In 1954, four years after the Kfar Chabad bakery’s founding, the Rebbe launched a global shmurah matzah initiative to create awareness and promote observance of the holiday. This year, an estimated 4 million hand-baked shmurah matzahs will be distributed by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. In addition, millions of Passover guides in 17 different languages will educate people on the meaning and practices of Working the dough at the historic matzah bakery in Kfar Chabad, Israel the holiday. kov and Zalman Stambler. The A Taste of the brothers took it upon themVisitor’s Center selves to enlarge the factory, In time, the Kfar Chabad bak- allowing for significantly more ery expanded and modernized. output in keeping with an evIn the late 1970s, the late Rabbi er-increasing demand. It also Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi— allowed them to streamline the who had succeeded Garelik as baking process, reportedly al-
“Matzot Kfar Chabad." The bakery sign reads: "Amazing taste, exacting quality."
Using a redler to make holes in the dough
matzahall across the globe. He once told the bakery’s founder, Rabbi Yosef Perman, that “every Jewish seder table should have shmurah matzah from Kfar Chabad,” advising him on many aspects of the production and marketing of the matzahs. Sure enough, matzahs were soon being shipped to Europe, North America and even Australia. And, of course, the
rabbi of the village—instituted the use of stainless-steel surfaces for the matzah-baking, something that was viewed as an innovation. The Rebbe—referring to himself as “a small chemist”—supported his decision, saying it did not pose a risk of making the matzahs leaven and was the cleaner, better way to go. In the early 1980s, Perman sold the bakery to Rabbis Yaa-
Rolling the dough for shmurah matzah at the historic bakery in Kfar Chabad, Israel
Before entering the bakery itself, the kids learn the difference between chametz and matzah, that every Jew must eat an olive-sized portion of matzah at the seder, and that the flat matzah symbolizes humility. Every step of the way serves as another opportunity for education. For example, when the children wait to see how fast the fully baked matzahs emerge from the oven, they don’t simply count; instead, they recite a quick Torah passage. A full-fledged visitor’s center now includes a model bakery where the kids roll and bake their own matzahs using authentic equipment. A trip to the matzah bakery has become de rigueur for middle- and elementary-school-age children—and even preschoolers—from across the country.
Adults go, too, including public officials. In the years since the bakery’s establishment, only two years after the founding of Israel, officials from across the nation’s public spectrum—from political newcomers to prime ministers and presidents of almost every party—have visited the bakery and taken home hand-made shmurah matzahs for their Passover seder. Just before Passover 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the bakery, experiencing what hundreds of thousands of kids and grownups have enjoyed before him. “Every year, for decades, I have been getting shmurah matzahs from Chabad,” said the premier last spring in the Chassidic village of Kfar Chabad in Israel, “but this is the first time that I actually got to make it myself.”
lowing the bakers to produce finished matzahs faster than any other bakery in Israel. (After all, speed is essential to the production of matzahs.) It is also the largest such bakery in Israel. Other unique measures taken were the regular changing of the baker’s uniforms and other tools, as well as using extreme heat to purge the “redler” (hole-making apparatus) every 18 minutes, thus ensuring that no dough possibly remains long enough to become chametz(leaven). Since the 1960s, the bakery had also taken on another important function. It had become an educational center, where thousands of Israeli schoolchildren come to learn about the process of matzah-baking and the holiday of Passover in a program known as “Matzah LeTalmid” (“Matzah for Student”). All through the 1960s and `70s, tens of thousands attended yearly. But with the new bakery in place, there was capacity for many more people to visit. By 1986, Kfar Chabad magazine reported that a record 28,000 children had been through the bakery that year alone, with as many as 3,500 visiting in a single day during the Putting the dough into the ovens to bake pre-Passover season.
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Think Before We Do – Sav 5777 By: Rabbi David Bibi
other always told us to think before we do. The early parshiot of the book of Vayikra – Leviticus deal primarily with the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan and later the Temple. Many rabbis when faced with giving a speech or class of sacrifices breathe a sigh of relief because these portions often fall during the weeks of Shabbat HaGadol and Passover when one can replac the talk on the weekly portion with thoughts related to the time period we find ourselves in. Even in a leap year, these portions often mesh with Purim, Shabbat Zachor, Shabbat HaChodesh where we can more easily give over a timely message. Last week and this week though, we tried to break this unwritten rule and really focus on the idea of korbanot - sacrifices slaughtered and burned on the alter. It behooves us to examine the words of Maimonides in Moreh Nevuchim as to the reason for sacrifices in replacing pagan sacrificial custom and demonstrating the folly in zoolatry and the glorification of animal deities which was heavily practiced in ancient Egypt. Forms of animal worship included the Egyptian Capricorn as it related to the Nile and Aries worship as it related to Ra and the Mesoptamian worship of the great bull or Taurus. We must then examine the Ramban – Nachmanides who vehemently disagrees and explains that the various actions involved
in bringing a korban relate to different aspects of man’s need for exoneration. This leads to a discussion of the future Third Temple and the questions as to whether sacrifices will return or if we are so removed from sacrifices as to no longer require them. Many cite Rav Kook’s statement that, “only grain offerings will be offered in the reinstated Temple service.” Yet they fail to also quote his words where he states, “With regard to sacrifices, it is more correct to believe that all aspects will be restored to their place. ... We should not be overly troubled by the views of European culture. In the future, God’s word to His people will elevate all the foundations of culture to a level above that attainable by human reason.’ As to what will be, perhaps Rav kook states it best when he writes,”… I agree with you that we should not approach the practical aspects of sacrifices before the advent of revealed divine inspiration in Israel.” But with at least 20% of the Torah devoted to the laws of sacrifices, there must be tremendous lessons for us. And we must remember that although in our exile we are unable to return to Temple Service, Hashem has given us an opportunity and substitute. The rabbis teach us that by actively engaging in the study of korbanot, it is considered as if we actually offered these sacrifices ourselves. Let us try to relate one lesson of bringing a sacrifice, first to our daily lives, to our shabbat service and to the holiday of Pesach which quickly approaches.
The Torah teaches that one bringing an offering leans his hands on the head of the offering, he confesses his sin and then he slaughters the bull. The Kohen takes the blood and throws it on the alter. Most assume that it is the Kohen who slaughters, but it appears based on the words of the rabbis that it is preferable for the one offering to do the slaughtering. In fact the Zohar explains that not only permissible for the non-Kohen to perform the shechita, but it is actually forbid-
our actions, represented by the tefillin on our arm. Our actions and emotions – the tefillin of the arm rests upon our hearts – are always to be bound to our intellect and Heaven above. Throughout our day, we must remind ourselves that our emotions and passions should never be in control. We can perhaps find a similar message in the chametz we are commanded to remove from our possessions and refrain from consuming and the matzah (unleavened bread) we are com-
Let us close with a final related thought. We sit at the seder not as slaves, but as free men. We recline when we eat and we are considered like kings.
den for the Kohen to slaughter the korban. We have explained many times the words of Rabbi Abittan, z’sl, that the kavana, the thoughts one should have, when wearing tefillin each day upon our head and bound to our arm is an internal declaration and a demonstrative one before all that our intellect represented by the tefillin of the head should always supersede
manded to eat on Pesach. We are reminded that we left Egypt in such a hurry that our dough did not have time to rise. On a deeper level, leavened dough symbolizes ego, which blows up like water and flour exposed to yeast and heat. This chametz represents our emotions and passions taking over. Matzah, on the other hand, is flat and symbolizes humility, controlling and keeping in check
our emotion and passions and allowing our intellect to reign. We can now comprehend why the sinner must lean with his hands on the head of the korban - sacrifice and confess his wrong doings. In this manner, he demonstrates that he recognizes that his failures are the result of not utilizing his head and brain like a human being but rather like an animal. As Rabbi Pinchas Friedman goes on to explain, an animal lacks the wisdom, understanding and knowledge to place the brain in its head in charge of the desires and cravings of its heart. An animal’s entire behavior is controlled solely by the urges in its heart. The sinner must then slaughter the animal severing the head from the heart and the body and again demonstrating that he deserved to be punished in this manner measure for measure. Rather than having his brain reign over his heart, he separated and disconnected the brain from the heart. Nevertheless, we take solace in the fact that Hashem has mercy on us and allows the animal to stand in our place. Let us close with a final related thought. We sit at the seder not as slaves, but as free men. We recline when we eat and we are considered like kings. The rabbis tell us that when Bilaam sought to curse the children of Israel, he had but a moment within the window of Hashem’s anger. In that moment what could he say? The rabbis tell us, the word Kalem – meaning, “annihilate them”, Kaf, Lamed, Mem. Hashem reversed the curse
into a blessing and rearranged the letters into the reverse, Mem, Lamed, Kaf – Melech – King, as we read Utruat Melech Boh. These three letters symbolize the three main parts of a person wherein our souls reside. They are Mem – Moach or Brain and intellect, LaMed – Lev or Heart and emotion and Kaf – Kaved or Liver representing our blood and animalistic soul and cravings. Bilaam’s curse was that we follow the route of Kalem. Our cravings should guide and influence our emotions and subsequently our heart will impose its will on our brain. When the brain becomes subservient to the heart and bodily desires it is in fact cut off from them. This is G-d forbid the road to destruction. Hashem in His mercy, reverses this within the blessing. And this should be our goal always, that our brains direct our hearts, our emotions, our passions and ultimately our actions. Rabbi Isaac Wahnon, who is visiting from the Darchei Horaah L'Rabbanim Kollel in Israel, commented as we gave this class that we can be reminded of this in the weekly prayer of Lecha Dodi. We state Mikdashe Melech Ir Melucha – Kumi Sei Metoch Hafecha. We typically translate this as - Sanctuary of the King, city royal, Arise, go out from amidst the turmoil. The word Hafecha though translates as opposite so we are asking Hashem to protect us from the opposite of Melech or the curse of Kalem. A beautiful See Think Before We Do, page 38
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said. Nevertheless, Abie Mozes criticized both the release and the lack of government or IDF communication with family members. “Apparently they
don’t want to deal with the possibility that the families will object,” Mozes said. “My heart is with them [the families]. I can certainly understand what they are going through. I am not only the head of an organization, I am a be-
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able to purchase your plan as young as possible to obtain a preferred rating while young and healthy, which translates to low premiums. Obtaining a great rating stays with you throughout the life of the policy so that when you decide or need to convert, that rating transfers with you over to the new policy. The choice of company one chooses can make a huge difference when converting. I have often witnessed that
during the term of the policy, the insured’s health diminishes, causing them to be uninsurable or poorly rated, making it necessary for them to obtain a permanent plan. So, the sooner the better. Permanent insurance, as part of your insurance plan, is often preferable. We will discuss this next week. Remember, term allows you to have the sufficient coverage you need (10-20 times one’s earnings) at an affordable price. Don’t leave home without it.
Federal Debt Held projects that the economy will slow down over the next 30 years creasing debt would constrain to 1.9 percent, compared with budget policy, reduce national the 2.9 percent growth seen over saving and increase the likeli- the past 50 years. This slowdown, according to the budget office, hood of a financial crisis. In addition to forecasting esti- is due to a slower labor force, a mates about the budget, the CBO decline in productivity, and incalculates projections about eco- creasing interest rates. "The agency projects that innomic growth. The budget office Continued from page 11
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reaved father, a widower, a father of two children who were wounded and I was wounded myself,” he said. “At the end of the day, peo- Continued from page 12 ple who will really serve a life sentence are the family mem- was unsure whether the agent bers, not the prisoners who used was chlorine or sarin but will eventually be released,” he said if the latter, he would exstated. pect the death toll to climb rapidly. (TPS) New York-based Human Rights Watch accused the SyrStay tuned to next week’s col- ian government of mounting umn when we will discuss what is “permanent insurance” and why it is an asset like real estate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free review or consultation. Continued from page 16 Felicia Kestenberg INFINITY FINANCIAL non have been in dispute over SOLUTIONS what the mid-point between 420 Lexington Ave, 15th their maritime borders is, both Floor #122 countries are fighting over an New York, NY 10170 800 square kilometer triangular 646-227-8626 maritime area with both claim917-847-8908 ing they have the right to extract Registered Investment Advi- oil and gas from the area. sor, MDRT member After Lebanon recently broke New York Life insurance the status quo, advertising a tencompany der to search for natural resourc-
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creased borrowing by the federal government under current law generally would crowd out private investment in productive capital in the long term," the report said. "Higher marginal tax rates on labor income also would reduce people's incentive to work, and the increase in the marginal tax rate on capital income would reduce their incentive to save."
Henry Lieberman has refused all comments, deferring all questo invest in the property at a pur- tions to his attorney. Abraham chase price of $44 million would Liefer is being represented by back out of their commitment if Darren Oved of Oved & Oved. the property were offered to them They have declined any requests at the substantially lower price of for comments. Abraham Liefer is attempting to get back his $2 $41 million.” Continued from page 6
She said her findings "add evidence to support the USPSTF recommendation on colon cancer." But research has been more mixed regarding breast, prostate and lung cancers. And, the new findings don't prove that aspirin use prevents those diseases, said Cao, an instructor at Har-
kilometers per hour, while these will travel 160 to 200 kilometers per hour. Suddenly, living up north or down south is not such a big deal when you can commute so quickly to the center of the country. This is what’s going to change Israel.” The first locomotive for the high-speed route will arrive from Germany in June and will be housed at a new depot in Lod. (ISRAEL 21C) rine gas. Rebel groups walked out of Russian-brokered peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this month in protest at what they said were ongoing violations of a cease-fire. Idlib province is one of the last redoubts of anti-Assad rebels and the United Nations estimates there are nearly a million displaced Syrians in the province, many from Aleppo. Energy. The Ministry of Environmental Protection agreed to stay as a non-authority advisory agency. The Ministry of Environmental Protection responded that "the bill has many positive aspects regarding the environment, as it promises certainty of the application of environmental laws in the area. However, the ministry is not satisfied with the current arrangement which does not clarify what agency will be the one overseeing the impact on the environment." (YNET NEWS) million down payment with the current lawsuit, as well as seeking payment for costs and punitive damages. Previous legal action between Henry Lieberman and Abraham Liefer occurred last summer when a Liefer sued Lieberman over not having quickly received tenants certificates which verified details of their leases.
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vard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. The study included more than 130,000 U.S. health professionals who were followed for up to 32 years. They were asked about their aspirin use at the outset, and again every two years. Nearly 13,000 study participants died of cancer over the next few decades. But the risks
es in the disputed area, Israel began promoting a bill that aims to define the area within the Israel's maritime territory. Minister of Environmental Protection Ze'ev Elkin and Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz (Likud) consolidated other agreements regarding what government body would have the authority over the area, eventually giving it to the Ministry of
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costs expected to occur after the purchase. Sources within the Continued from page 23 real estate industry claim that Continued from page 7 But it need not be so. Globtember of 2015 from the Tabak after all this, Raphael Toledano family. The $125 loan was ear- had acquired more debt than he al attention by journalists and diplomats on Hizballah's abusbuildings for $97 million in Sep- marked for future renovation could handle. es could lead to international pressure that ultimately reducMark’s world, everything re- es or even prevents civilian volves around him. This isn’t deaths. about money, they both have Those truly concerned about have both cited sources that enough, and nobody else is civilians do not have a difficult Continued from page 5 case to make. Hizballah has blame Mark’s pugnacious per- involved.” A 2013 profile of Mark de- shown a callous disregard for be tossed out if they are ex- sonality as the primary reaecuted without proper legal son for the breakup. A source scribed him as a having a innocent life in Syria. It helped the Syrian regime counsel or without full finan- told the two media outlets “fearsome” management style that “Mark is incredibly diffi- and as having a “control freak” violently suppress largely cial disclosure. peaceful protests that precedMarket Watch and Page Six cult, he’s super tough and in personality. ed the Syrian civil war in 2011.
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eight chlorine gas attacks on insurgent-controlled areas during the final weeks of the battle for Aleppo last year. A joint investigation by the United Nations and the international chemical weapons watchdog blamed the Syrian government for at least three attacks in 2014 and 2015 involving chlo-
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pollution from the trains isn’t an issue since they’re electric. Israel Railways expects to electrify all its 431 passenger trains by 2024. “Up to now, Israeli trains worked on diesel but this line is completely electrified,” Wiesman explains. “Once you electrify you can speed up trains. Today they go about 130 to 150
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were somewhat lower for regular aspirin users, the study authors said. The biggest difference was seen with colon cancer: Aspirin users were about 30 percent less likely to die of the disease. In addition, women who used aspirin were 11 percent less likely to die of breast cancer, while men showed a 23 percent lower risk of dying from prostate cancer and a 14 percent lower risk of lung cancer death. (HEALTH DAY NEWS)
Last April, Hizballah and Syrian army troops reportedly killed civilians attempting to flee the Sunni-populated town of Madaya, near the Lebanese border. In 2008, its fighters seized control of several West Beirut neighborhoods and killed innocent civilians after the Lebanese government moved to shut down Hizballah's telecommunication network. Hizballah terrorism has claimed civilian lives for decades, including a 1994 suicide bombing at Argentina's main Jewish center that killed 85 people. As the IDF notes, "Since
The works created in the participating schools will be displayed with the exhibit, on loan from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, a museum located in the building where the Frank family and others hid from the Nazis. The two exhibits — “Anne
Noah Beck is the author of The Last Israelis, an apocalyptic novel about Iranian nukes and other geopolitical issues in the Middle East.
shared students’ perspectives on racism, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, and the Frank: A History for Today,” and 20th anniversary of the genocide the students’ “Through Their against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Eyes” efforts — will be on display Visitors may choose a from Sunday, April 2 through self-guided tour or ask for the aid June 1. On that day only, the ex- of a docent. School groups can hibits will be open to the public, reserve a guided tour Monday free of charge, from 2-3:30 p.m. through Thursday at 9 a.m. or “Through Their Eyes” marks 11 a.m. All guided tours include the fourth time that Chhange has a 25-minute documentary film staged a student art installation, about Anne Frank. Daniels said. Previous exhibits (NEW JERSEY JEWISH NEWS)
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1982, hundreds of innocent civilians have lost their lives and thousands more have been injured thanks to Hizballah." If world powers and the international media genuinely care about avoiding civilian casualties, they should be loudly condemning Hizballah's ongoing efforts – in flagrant violation of a UN resolution – to cause massive civilian death and destruction in Lebanon's next war with Israel.
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cord of its rarely doing so. There are other traditional elements in the campaign against the Balfour Declaration, not least the mistaking of symbolism for practical action. Presumably an apology would achieve a partial restoration of Palestinian national honor and comprise another step towards the complete eradication of Israel. However, despite vague talk from Palestinian activists demanding "compensation for Balfour" – which would be set against competing claims for compensation by Jewish refugees from Arab countries – it is difficult to see what direct value
an apology would have in helping to establish a Palestinian state. Demands for apologies and compensation have changed little since the UN's Economic Survey Mission reported on a visit to Gaza in 1949: "In one of the camps, the refugees staged quite a demonstration. A large sign had been printed in English on which were the following, numbered as indicated: 1. Send us back home. 2. Compensate us. 3. Maintain us until we are refreshed. Just what they had in mind by 'refreshed' I leave to your imagination." The current Palestinian leadership's sense of timing, and commitment to symbolism,
deserves comment. Whereas from the 1960s onward Yasser Arafat navigated the Palestinian movement through the shifting currents of Third Worldism and the Cold War, today that skill is nowhere evident. Protests over the Balfour Declaration anniversary are emerging just as the Arab state system finds itself at its lowest ebb. Syria, Yemen, and Libya are effectively no more, Iraq is divided between an Iranian rump, a shrinking ISIS entity, and an independent Kurdistan (in all but name), and Lebanon is a Shiite-dominated shell. The Palestinian Authority is a pseudo-state that exists only thanks to foreign aid and Israeli security assistance. The tone of the Balfour Declaration protests – "What is happening in Palestine is the biggest
turf wars. Without these tools, we again will be forced to watch the familiar story of the common Continued from page 5 telephone call or read his mail. Monitoring terrorists who are criminal turned violent terrorist about to be released from prison unfold. dent in Ivanka's brand, her must be enhanced to include a (INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT sales have remained in relativeregistry, much like that required ON TERRORISM) ly good standing with all things for sex offenders, that gives autaken into account. The fashion thorities the ability to know IPT Senior Fellow Patrick where the subject is living and Dunleavy is the former Deputy working. Information regard- Inspector General for New York ing radicalized inmates must State Department of Corrections be shared between correction- and author of The Fertile Soil al, law enforcement and intelli- of Jihad. He currently teaches a gence agencies seamlessly. The class on terrorism for the United present system of cooperation States Military Special Operais sporadic and often subject to tions School.
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Counter terrorism authorities have an opportunity now to act decisively against this group of potential terrorist recruits before the next attack occurs. Prison is a controlled environment. Radical literature must be removed. Clergy must be better vetted. And inmate associations and communications must be better monitored. Prison officials do not need a FISA warrant to listen to an inmate's
social injustice of our time," as a conference organizer put it – is therefore not simply a lament for an era when Palestinians were ostensibly at the center of Arab and Muslims politics, but resistance to empirical reality. The Balfour apology campaign is thus another element in the Palestinian wars against inconvenient historical facts that must be denied, attacked, rewritten, or otherwise assailed, rather than debated, conceded, or shared. This approach accounts for such extraordinary Palestinian claims as Arafat's denial that there was ever a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem; Saeb Erekat's statement that the Palestinians are descendants of Epipaleolithic inhabitants, and thus the "real" indigenous population of the land; and the more conse-
PAGE 37 quential insistence that Jews are only adherents to a religion and not members of a nation. Here "resistance" elides into stubborn fabulism. Reality must be made to conform on the basis of both religious ideology and fantastical invented elements. Palestinian examples must be set into broader contexts, from religious claims regarding perfidious and cursed Jews to plaintive historical claims regarding the Muslim discovery of America, the invention of flight, and, more darkly, Zionist attack sharks or the "conspiracy to destroy Islam." These concepts – redeeming fallen honor, perpetual victimhood, international responsibility, and achieving through guilt what politics and force of arms cannot – are cultural ideas,
transmitted endlessly by Palestinian leaders and through their educational system and media. But they are also reflected in Palestinian politics. At every turn, negotiations get to a stage and then stop because compromise would preclude full "restoration" of what never was. Fighting century-old events and hoping to produce another outcome is consistent with this pattern. It is unlikely to build either a stable Palestinian society or peace with Israel. (MIDDLE EAST FORUM)
Alexander H. Joffe, a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow at the Middle East Forum, is a historian and archaeologist. He is co-author, with Yaya Fanousie, of Monumental Fight: Countering the Islamic State's Antiquities Trafficking.
figures which not only suggest growth of the brand in the retail sector, but extend into the search engine Lyst found that wine industry. The grocery chain Wegman's the brand rose in standing from No. 550 on its roster to No. 11, refused to remove Trump wines climbing by 346 % in a single from their shelves. A crowd of month. Pro Trump supporters onlookers cheered the retailer's would be delighted with such decision to resist the boycott.
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Perhaps even more extraordinary is the city’s decision to allow the contaminated mohels an infant and is his protectors. On to perform regular circumciContinued from page 3 the other hand, the idea that re- sion, while the ban extends only the one performing the circum- ligion is traditionally safeguarded to the specialized circumcision cision, opening the door for all against state intervention is a cov- that drains blood. If caught diskinds of miscarriages of power in enant that dates back to the old obeying the government order, mohels face a $2,000 fine. the delicate relationship between settlements at Jamestown.
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In that instance, days later the Torahs were mysteriously returned to the Shul unharmed. Continued from page 3 been stolen. Last October, four The 35-year-old man who had Torah scrolls were stolen from an allegedly stolen the scrolls was choose to do so confidentially. Avenue O synagogue in Brook- arrested and charged with burUnfortunately, this is not the lyn. Surveillance camera caught glary, petit larceny and criminal first time that a Torah scroll has a man dressed in a yarmulke. possession of stolen property.
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new project cost would include $2.5 billion of equity, $850 million of preferred equity and $4.15 billion in actual construction costs. A number of contingencies are already in the works. Steve Roth’s Vornado Realty Trust would be bought out of its office and retail condos. Although some reports
have derided the building’s declining occupancy, this works in their favor. That’s because the dozen remaining office and retail tenants, such as Colliers International, also need to be bought out of their leases. Zara parent Inditex owns its retail space, is cooperating and will get more space.” In about five to seven years, Kushner will be able to offer
unit with clear views in the tower that will take up an entire blockfront between West 52nd and 53rd streets. In line with the upper-middle to top pricing range of the market, space in the development would go for around $6,000 per square foot. The project plans to have the bottom nine levels for small retail shops with a food hall on top, and above that will sit a 94-key, seven-star hotel with banquet rooms.
The new plan will seek to reduce the number of those incarcerated to $5,000 according tions for the new jails that will to the Times. Continued from page 3 “This is a very serious, soreceive the transferred prisonjail complex be replaced with ers according to the New York ber, forever decision…once you’re off, you’re off.” During a third runway for LaGuardia Post. De Blasio said the initiative the Mayor’s speech in City airport and an adjacent sewage treatment plant and a garbage to close Rikers would aid the Hall, Melissa Mark Viverito end of the era of “mass incar- added: “After decades of havtransfer station. The secondary group of con- ceration” in the New York City. ing a system that what it wants sultants is searching for places The Mayor announced on Fri- to do is strip away the dignity throughout the five boroughs day that the cost of closing the of individuals….we’re trying that could serve as prime loca- jail will run to $10.6 billion. to put some humanity back.”
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The Need for Campus tive-leaning Charles Murray was shouted down by unruly measure of hostility when visiting students and driven to deliver campuses. That this aggression his speech from a secret, unis considerable is gotten easily disclosed location. A group of enough from the fact that conser- students stood up in the audivative speakers routinely require torium, turned their backs to Murray, and then spoke over beefed-up security details. For example, earlier this him. One administrator who month, at Middlebury College, was present implored the disthe social scientist, conserva- ruptors to be respectful, to listen Continued from page 39
Trump Reverses US as candid. "The president made clear that this is a new day in the ocratically elected president, relationship between the United Mohammed Morsi. Sissi was States and Egypt," Spicer said. elected to the presidency a year Human rights issues later, in 2014. Satloff says Trump is looking to Neither Spicer nor either Sissi, who has been outspoken in leader made any mention of his condemnation of jihadism, as human rights, one of the chief America's leading Arab partner stumbling blocks to warmer ties in his high-profile fight against during Obama's presidency. radical Islamist extremism. Days before Sissi's White Briefing reporters after Mon- House visit, a senior White day's White House talks, spokes- House official briefing reporters man Sean Spicer gave no hint of said the Trump administration what their collaboration on coun- would work quietly with Egypt terterrorism strategy would look on human rights issues. "Our like. He described the private approach is to handle these meetings between the two leaders types of sensitive issues in a
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something inside of me that has been repressed for a long time â€” my artistic side, my sense of humor. I love my parents, [but] they gave me one option: to be a doctor.â€? With a female friend, Wellner has co-written a screenplay that carries the influences of â€˜Animal House,â€™ â€˜Legally Blondeâ€™ and â€˜Greyâ€™s Anatomy.â€™ It is set in New York City, and the plot involves two blondes wh start as friends, turn to frenemies, take part in medical prank wars and eventually work together to â€œtake down a sleazy, sexist and corrupt figure.â€? According to The Post, â€œSheâ€™s also working on a series of childrenâ€™s books about a kan-
garoo â€” â€œDoctorooâ€? â€” whose medical equipment is stored in a magical pouch. Each book features a villain who carries an illness. The surgeon is also an unlikely stand-up comedian, taking the stage at open-mic nights. â€œScary is cutting off the wrong organ,â€? she says of her lack of stage fright. â€œThe worst thing that can happen onstage is they boo you.â€? But Wellner is most proud of the 400-page â€œerotic romance thrillerâ€? she has written and is now shopping around. It â€œcombines â€˜Fifty Shades of Greyâ€™ and â€˜ER,â€™â€? she beams. The untitled opus â€” which she started in 2014 â€” features â€œhot and heavy relationships, threesomes and taboo affairs with married men, older men and younger
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to and engage those perspectives to which they take exceptionâ€”but to no avail. Other faculty members who attended the event lifted not a finger to calm the disturbance. Those who mock the notion of college â€œsafe spacesâ€? are mistaken. Safe spaces are needed. They are needed, though, for conservative and moderate students who dare to deviate from leftist groupthink. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
private, more discreet way," the official said. Human rights campaigners have been urging Trump to press Sissi to ease a harsh crackdown on political dissent. Thousands of activists have been jailed since Sissi took power, including American citizen Aya Hijazi, who was in Egypt working with a charitable organization to help homeless children when she was detained almost three years ago, according to rights groups. On Wednesday, Jordan's King Abdullah will be a guest in the Oval Office. The following day, Trump will fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for two days of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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and the growing use of chemical weapons. â€œAssad learned troduced and the systematic from the silence of the world genocide being carried out in that he has carte blanche, and he does not hesitate to use it on Syria. According to the Minister, innocent civilians in Syria.â€? Dr. Ronen Hoffman, an inthe use of chemical weapons against civilians requires Isra- ternational relations expert and elâ€™s inner Security Cabinet to former negotiators with Syria, argued the massacre in Syria rethink its stance. Meretz Chairman MK Ze- is â€œfurther proof â€? that former hava Gal-On urged the Israeli US President Obamaâ€™s policies government to call on the inter- in the Middle East have provnational community to act to en to be a failure. â€œThe terristop the attacks on Syrian soil ble news from the massacre in Continued from page 15
White House Officials "Obamacare," a top GOP legislative priority. Six days after the House sition to the bill. Some fellow House Republicans have also bill crashed, Trump tweetcriticized members of the con- ed that the Freedom Caucus servative group, accusing them "will hurt the entire Republiof inflexibility that led to the can agenda" if they don't start downfall of the bill to replace cooperating. He added, "We Continued from page 10
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kavana or thought to have each week as we sing this song. men.â€? Wellner said the work How important is this mesis 5 percent autobiographical sage repeated again and again. in that she once had a brief re- We must recall our education in lationship with an â€œAmir-likeâ€? the laws of sacrifice imagining guy but â€œembellished like cra- our own hands on the head of zy for the book.â€? What she had the bull and severing its head rebeen writing as a romance novel membering that the origin of sin turned into a murder mystery after her brush with the law, she says. The surgeon says the book tapped into her â€œwild childâ€? and she frankly confesses that she has â€œtried just about everythingâ€? sexually, including two threesomes.â€? She said, â€œHaving a lot of interesting and different sex experiences shape you and let you know what you want.â€? Next month, Wellner plans to return to Manhattan with a new self-awareness, but a doubtful medical career. For now, she has dropped her Dr. Wellner title. She told The Post that for now, "Iâ€™m loving being called Rachel.â€?
civilization? Erdogan has the answer: He urged Muslims across Europe would work for an ultimate Is- to have big families to "fight the lamic victory over an "infidel" injustices of the West." And not just that: Go live in better neighborhoods. Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses. Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of Europe. That will be the best response to the injustices against you. Islamists like Erdogan do not dream of "conquering" infidel lands with fighter jets and tanks and bombs. In this "war of religion" their primary weaponry is demographic change in favor of Muslims. It is time to recall the poem Erdogan recited at a public rally back in 1999: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."
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comes when we sever our own brain from our body and allow ourselves to be led by our animal inclination, our passions and desires. From the prohibition of leaven and the command to eat Matzah, reminding us to rid ourselves of negative ego and uncontrolled emotion. From our daily binding of tefillin on our head and arm,
Syria marks the end of Obamaâ€™s policy in the Middle East. One of the major points credited to Obama was his activities in disarming Assad from his chemical weapons, which seems like a joke today in light of Assad using them freely,â€? said Hoffman. â€œThe news from Syria along with US President Trumpâ€™s warm embrace with Egyptian President al-Sisi, which cancels out the cold shoulder Obama was giving Egypt, completely erase the legacy of Obama and his foreign policy in the region,â€? Hoffman concluded. (TPS)
must fight them" in 2018, a reference to their re-election campaigns. Several caucus members, who tend to represent safely Republican districts, tweeted back defiantly. But some have stressed a desire to move the legislation along if provisions are added that they believe would contain insurance costs. reminding us that our actions and desires should always be bound to and governed by our intellect. And finally from the song we recite each Friday evening of lecha dodi, reminding us that the Melech â€“ the king should reign supreme; that our brain should rule over our heart and actions and chas veshalom, never the opposite. Yes, mother knows best in reminding us again and again, to think before we do!
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The Need for Campus ‘Safe Spaces’ for Conservative and Moderate Students By: Jack Kerwick
ollege campuses in contemporary America are rough places. At any rate, it is of this that SJWs (“Social Justice Warriors”), i.e. “progressive” activists, have been assuring the country for quite some time. “Racism,” “sexism,” “homophobia,” “transphobia,” “ageism,” “ableism,” “classism”—all of the “isms” and “phobias” that the left insists are endemic to Western civilization generally and America specifically have not only infected academia. To judge from the tireless rhetoric of both leftist student activists and their ideological ilk in the professoriate, these secular sins may be even more ensconced in colleges and universities than they are in the larger society. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western civ has got to go!” Nearly 30 years ago, Jesse Jackson led hordes of students at Stanford University with this chant as they succeeded in pressuring the school to jettison required courses in Western civilization. The Western Civilization curriculum, so went the thinking at the time, is ridden with “European and Western male bias,” biases that privilege white men over and against historically “marginalized” groups. This line of thinking (or unthinking) dominates academia to the present day. To put it bluntly: Unless one is white, heterosexual, Chris-
tian, and deviates from the hegemon of Political Correctness (PC) that rules academia, the current climate on college campuses promises to be oppressive. This is the version of reality advanced by SJWs. Reality itself, however, is quite otherwise. In reality, it is true that college campuses have indeed become oppressive. The disinterested pursuit of truth and knowledge; the free marketplace of ideas; the cultivation of intellectual and moral virtues—these goods that have traditionally been the university’s raison d’ etre have largely given way to a new ideal: activism. More exactly, today’s faculty and students are preoccupied with activism on behalf of Social Justice. And anything or anyone that is perceived as a potential impediment to this end can’t be tolerated. Social Justice by whichever means necessary! College campuses have become oppressive places—but only for heterodox students and academics. In other words, those who dare to challenge academia’s PC dogmas risk being ostracized, intimidated, and even threatened with violence. Olivia Corn, a Cornell University student and the president of the school’s Young Republicans, was assaulted the night after Donald J. Trump was elected to the presidency. While speaking to a couple different papers, Corn said: “I was actually assaulted on campus for being a Republican.” She elab-
orated: “Out of nowhere I was on my phone and looking at my email and out of nowhere I felt two hands grab my shoulders and just sort of threw me to the ground, and they were yelling, ‘F**k you, racist bitch, you support a racist party.”
to get good grades, get to law school, keep my head down— besides being the head of an organization.” At St. Olaf College, Democrat students outnumber Republicans by at least four-to-one. The school paper interviewed 12
In reality, it is true that college campuses have indeed become oppressive. The disinterested pursuit of truth and knowledge; the free marketplace of ideas; the cultivation of intellectual and moral virtues—these goods that have traditionally been the university’s raison d’ etre have largely given way to a new ideal: activism.
Before the election, Corn told the school newspaper that she would vote for Trump over Hillary Clinton. Subsequently, she received death threats. Since she was attacked, she walks with an alarm at all times and refuses to walk alone on campus, especially after dark. This is “not something that I should have to be concerned with,” Corn stated. “I’m a college student, I’m just trying
students who supported Trump. Nearly all of them confessed to feeling that a toxic campus atmosphere had rendered impossible civil, rational discourse with fellow students and professors over politically-oriented issues. Emily Schaller, the President of the College Republicans, was threatened by another student on election night and called a “f**king moron.” In the ensu-
ing days, Schaller overheard groups of students talking loudly amongst themselves about “hurt[ing] the next conservative or Republican they saw.” Kathryn Hinderaker (gee, where are all of the feminists?), the Vice-President of the College Republicans, encountered the same phenomenon. She told her school paper that “one of the hardest things” occurred the day after the presidential election. It was at that time that, upon entering a campus building, she heard someone shout assurances to all Trump voters that they had “better be f**king scared!” To this, all who were present “clapped and applauded.” “Obviously,” she concludes, “it didn’t feel super safe.” But it’s not just students who are threatening Republicans and conservatives with violence. At Cal State Fullerton, lecturer Eric Canin is said to have assaulted a Republican student when the latter and his peers counter-demonstrated against an anti-Trump demonstration led by the professor of cultural anthropology. Allegedly, Canin approached the students, asked if they had any faculty that were marching with them (they did not), and then said that only the “uneducated” would favor immigration restrictions, a wall, a travel ban, etc. He then lunged to grab at one of the counterdemonstrators’ signs and pushed a couple of them. Canin is presently suspended. In January, at Georgetown
University, several people claiming to belong to a group called “Refuse Fascism” burst into classrooms while classes were in session, distributed flyers, and denounced Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The disrupters were also trespassers, for they were not Georgetown students. Upon being removed from campus by security, many students admitted to being at once shocked and a bit shaken. One student told the school newspaper: “It is easy to feel like you are living in a secluded bubble on campus, and it is kind of scary that these random people made their way into my class.” In February, as most people now know, the University of California at Berkeley was engulfed by a full-scale riot courtesy of those of its students and faculty who objected to the presence of a speaker with whom they disagreed. The agents of intolerance attacked property and persons with bricks, fireworks and pepper spray in order to prevent those members of the community who were interested in doing so from hearing an alternative perspective. While it isn’t the case that all non-leftist college speaking events are accompanied by the dramatic displays of incivility and intolerance that’s rampant at Berkeley, it is anything but uncommon for “conservative” speakers to meet with no small See The Need for Campus , page 38
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CCNY Senior and Alum Receive NSF Research Fellowships Edited by: JV Staff
llianna Schwab, a graduating senior in the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, is the recipient of a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF has also awarded the coveted fellowship to Joseph Derosa, a 2015 CCNY alumnus from the Macaulay Honors College. The fellowships recognize and support exceptional students who have proposed graduate-level research projects in their fields. Selection is through a national competition. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $34,000 and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for graduate study that leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in science or engineering. Schwab, a B.S. candidate in physics and mathematics, intends to use her NSF grant to study gravitational waves in close binary stars. She has yet to decide on a graduate school. This is Schwab’s latest honor at CCNY. In 2016 she won a Goldwater Scholarship — a highly competitive federal grant for undergraduates who have the potential to make significant contributions in the STEM fields – and received the Chambliss Student Poster Award from the
Ellianna Schwab, who graduates from the Macaulay Honors College at CCNY this spring, is the recipient of a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Schwab, a B.S. candidate in physics and mathematics, intends to use her NSF grant to study gravitational waves in close binary stars. She has yet to decide on a graduate school
American Astronomy Society. The latter was for her research on star-like objects known as brown dwarfs. Derosa is studying organometallic chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. He uses metals such as copper, nickel and palladium to catalyze reactions in organic molecules.
The long term outcome could be better pharmaceuticals. More than 13,000 applicants applied for 2,000 fellowships this year. In addition to the two fellows, seven other CCNY students and recent alumni received Honorable Mentions from the NSF for their outstanding work. The students and their current affiliation are: • Rajshekhar Basak, chemical theory, Yale University; • Amani M. Ebrahim, polymers, University of Connecticut: • Michelle Henderson, environmental engineering, University of South Florida; • Tyler Anthony Joseph, bioinformatics, Columbia University; • C.R. Christiana Oh, chemical engineering, CCNY/Macaulay Honors; • Pavel Shapturenka, chemical engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara; • Lawrence M. Vulis, hydrology, CCNY.
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NY School Defends Student Assignment Arguing in Favor of Exterminating Jews By: UWI Staff
teacher from Oswego County, New York, in February gave an assignment asking students to argue in favor of exterminating Jews, generating uproar. The teacher, Michael DeNobile, gave the assignment as part of the Oswego County CiTi/ BOCES New Vision program, according to a report in the American Thinker. According to local reporter Julie McMahon, the students were asked to “put themselves in a Nazi leaders’ shoes and argue for or against the ‘Final Solution’ to exterminate Jewish people.” MaryEllen Elia, the New York education commissioner, defended the teacher’s actions on Thursday. It seems that only two students, both non Jewish seniors, were disturbed by the assignment, Jordan April and Archer Shurtlif. April and Shurtliff brought their concerns to DeNobile, higher administrators, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Their goal was “to make sure no other student would be asked to argue in favor of killing Jews again.” They also unsuccessfully asked the New Vision program to retract the assignment. Following their complaints the entire class had the opportunity to choose their own project, but only three students took advantage of that,
MaryEllen Elia, the New York education commissioner, defended the teacher’s actions s
including April and Shurtliff. Elia defended her support of the assignment, citing critical thinking as the supposed learning tool. “I think it’s certainly a question where you want students to think on both sides and analyze … which position a person is taking,” she stated. Shurtliff, in a separate interview, stated “it’s settled opinion… You can’t say that Jews deserve to die. It should be a settled thing.” McMahon reported the assignment notes the point is “not for you to be sympathetic to the Nazi point of view. … Ultimately, this is an exercise on expanding your point of view by going out-
side your comfort zone and training your brain to logistically [sic] find the evidence necessary to prove a point, even if it is existentially and philosophically against what you believe.” ADL education director Beth Martinez said the incident is “deeply troubling,” adding students should never be given an assignment “that even hints at their [sic] being ‘two sides’ to the ‘Final Solution’ / Holocaust.” Martinez said she was notified by Roseann Bayne, the assistant superintendent for the CiTi program, that the assignment was still offered along with an alternative. Martinez cited Common Core as a catalyst for pushing students to argue from a perspective from which they disagree. “This sounds benign at first glance – until you see an example like this, where a student is asked to justify mass murder as part of a learning experience. One can only hope such a thing would be outside most people’s “comfort zone” and remain there,” wrote Susan Harris for the AT. “The fight is definitely not over for two 17-year-old girls who had the guts to take on a monumental task: teaching some seriously misguided adults that critical thinking does not mean abandoning all human decency at the schoolhouse door,” she concluded. (UNITED WITH ISRAEL)
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APRIL 7, 2017
High-Speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Rail Coming Down the Track Set to open in 2018, this extraordinary rail route will revolutionize travel between Israel’s two biggest cities By: Abigail Klein Leichman
fter donning a hardhat, safety vest and construction boots, I recently got a personal peek at the future high-speed railroad linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. This rail line will revolutionize travel between the country’s two biggest cities, bringing residents and visitors into the heart of Israel quickly for work or leisure. Currently it takes about an hour to drive the approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, though traffic jams often lengthen the trip. An old scenic train route chugs along from the remote southwest corner of Jerusalem, winding around the hills and making several stops before reaching Tel Aviv two hours later. When it opens in the first half of 2018, the high-speed route will take less than 30 minutes, including a stop at Ben-Gurion International Airport. It will service Tel Aviv’s existing four railway stations and a new transportation hub alongside Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station and light-rail stops. The fast train is the biggest Israel Railways projects in the past decade and one of the biggest infrastructure projects in
modern Israeli history, costing the government just under $1.9 billion. Nine bridges and four tunnels enable as straight and flat a route as possible. “The bridges are up, the tunnels are dug; now we’re working on the electro-mechanics and putting down the rails,” says Israel Railways spokeswoman Batsheva Segev Landau at the Israel Railways Visitor Center in Sha’ar Hagai.
simultaneously carves into the mountain in the front and lays cement in the back, without 3 percent slope up. Coming up drilling and blasting. to Jerusalem you can either go around the mountains — as the Turks did on the line from Jaffa to Jerusalem, which is very slow — or make tunnels through the mountains or bridges over them,” Landau explains. On the flat portion from Tel Aviv to Latrun, the high-speed trains will use existing tracks. From there, they will be on bridges or inside tunnels before
so each part was done in collaboration with an experienced foreign company,” says Shahar Wiesman, head of communica-
Escalators being installed in Jerusalem’s new train station, February 2017. Photo by Abigail Klein Leichman
An artist’s rendering of the Jerusalem railroad station set to open in early 2018. Image courtesy of Israel Railways
10 years in the making
reaching the Jerusalem terminal built 80 meters (262 feet) below Getting to this moment took street level. About 30 of the 38 kilomemore than 10 years due to massive engineering and environ- ters of tunnels (doubled to serve both directions, except the final mental conundrums. “One of the biggest challenges tunnel into the Jerusalem stawith this line is the topography tion) were dug with a tunnel because trains can’t go beyond a boring machine (TBM) that
Tunnel 3 is the longest in the Mideast, at nearly 12 kilometers (7.4 miles). Emergency connecting tunnels were dug every 250 meters. Each surrounding stone removed in the tunneling was numbered and replaced to cause the least possible disturbance to the landscape. The earthquake-proof balanced cantilever bridges – including the highest railroad bridge in Israel at 95 meters over the Arazim Valley, and the longest at 1,250 meters spanning the Ayalon River – are supported by very few legs to leave the valleys pristine. “Everything in this project was never done in Israel before
tions for Israel Railways. “We worked with French, Russian, German and Spanish companies. The big benefit for Israel is now we have engineers with the knowledge to do things they never did before.”
In the tunnels Wiesman and spokeswoman Lital Ventura took ISRAEL21c to watch workers putting down the first tracks in Tunnel 2. We proceeded to gape at the engineering feat that is Bridge 10 over the Arazim Valley, and finally entered the construction site of the Jerusalem terminal. “This station is among the five deepest in the world,” Ventura says.
“The bridges are up, the tunnels are dug; now we’re working on the electro-mechanics and putting down the rails,” says Israel Railways spokeswoman Batsheva Segev Landau The underground infrastructure was placed at minus-80 meters, including three generators in case of electricity outages. Four entrances lead to a glass-enclosed piazza at street level. After going through security, passengers will descend through two levels of shops and cafés, ending up on the train platforms at minus-70 meters. Four escalators and four large elevators are placed for optimum flow. Most passengers will use the escalators, whose direction can be changed by the station manager according to the direction of heaviest foot traffic. “There will be four double-decker trains in each direction every hour, each accommodating about 1,000 people,” says Ventura, meaning potentially 4,000 passengers passing through the station each hour. Still to be built are a covered passageway to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station and 1,200-space subterranean parking lot. High curved ceilings over the platforms are made of a See High-Speed Tel Aviv, page 36
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APRIL 7, 2017
New Clues Help Doctors Cure Patients, Not Diseases A new center for personalized medicine in Israel gives advanced detective tools to doctors and researchers
United States, most recently as well to the treatment we’ll pervice president of basic research form proteomic and genomic at Merck Worldwide and as analysis,” says Strulovici. A project involving soft-tisTo streamline the process, founding CTO of biotech startBy: Abigail Klein tient-care facility. Leichman Its mandate is to help pro- G-INCPM pools the expertise up iPierian in the San Francisco sue sarcoma was initiated by fessionals find deep insights of 43 specialists in genomics, Bay Area. She returned to Israel a Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical hy is a certain type into the human body that can bioinformatics, protein profil- in April 2012 to begin fund- Center clinician who noticed of cancer more of- help tailor disease prevention ing, drug discovery and infor- ing, staffing and equipping the that obese people with this rare cancer have a worse outcome. ten fatal in obese and treatment for each patient’s mation technology (IT). This center. “Our proteomics specialists rare team approach produces patients, and an- circumstances. other type more fatal in the elderly? Why does a serious eye disease develop in many Bedouin children? Doctors and researchers in Israel search for answers to medical mysteries like these at the Nancy & Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (G-INCPM) at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. G-INCPM began in October 2012 as a small entity with labs spread across the Weizmann campus. In mid-2015 it moved Dr. Berta Strulovici and her team at the Grand-Israel National Medical treatment must take into account each patient’s into a newly renovated dedicat- Center for Personalized Medicine at the Weizmann Institute of individuality. Image via Shutterstock.com ed building with state-of-the-art Science. Photo: courtesy Three case studies worked with him to assess if the equipment. “As of December 2016, we Those insights can be ob- more insights, more quickly, G-INCPM’s investigation fat cells adjacent to the tumor have worked with 230 scientists tained by studying genes in the from a single sample. into acute myeloid leukemia may secrete some compound or “Here we can do it all at the involves Assuta Hospital in Tel compounds — or the other way and academics from all over DNA of a particular tissue or Israel and from all the universi- cell. Once a gene is activated, the same time,” says Strulovici. “As Aviv and an Israeli physician around — and may influence ties, on 900 projects; and with 30 information it holds is used for far as I am aware, no other insti- scientist eager to discover why each other in a negative way. clinicians from Israeli medical making the protein for which tution has all these disciplines children who get this disease We found a set of 800 proteins, centers on 67 projects,” found- it codes. Many diseases result physically and administratively usually survive, whereas only of which 230 were secreted by ing director Berta Strulovici tells from genes that are improperly co-located — which is essential 5 percent of elderly people the cells. Many were associated ISRAEL21c. turned on or off, so that key pro- for innovation, cross-talk, more with acute myeloid leukemia with tumor proliferation and metastasis,” says Strulovici. teins don’t function properly or effective data integration, and survive. Peering into proteins are missing altogether. If these preliminary data are tightening the timeline from B blood cell samples from 40 Genetic and proteomic anal- the bench to the bedside.” elderly patients were screened validated in a larger patient coWhile personalized medicine Strulovici earned her doc- for differences in how they re- hort, a biomarker could be deis gaining popularity in major ysis ordinarily takes a long time centers globally, G-INCPM and necessitates multiple so- torate at Weizmann in 1982 spond to certain agents. “If we veloped to identify if someone is unique in that it is not a pa- phisticated labs and samplings. and worked for 30 years in the find a patient who responds is more likely to get the disease
and if a worse outcome can be expected. Another collaboration began with a Ben-Gurion University geneticist trying to understand why many Bedouin children of blood-related parents develop retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease. Bioinformatics analysis revealed a certain gene that is mutated in two locations, either of which increases risk of the disease.
Pfizer collaboration To collect, analyze and store the massive data produced through research, G-INCPM’s information technologists worked with IBM Global Technology Services and Schneider Electric to design and build Israel’s first prefabricated modular data center. Last June, the Weizmann Institute and its commercial arm, Yeda Research and Development, announced a multi-year collaboration between pharma giant Pfizer and G-INCPM’s Institute for Medicinal Chemistry. A Pfizer visiting scientist is working with the Israelis on target selection and screening, looking for R&D projects of mutual interest. G-INCPM experts also create novel research tools and methods that are being shared with the entire Israeli biomedical community and beyond via a Portal.
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APRIL 7, 2017
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Monmouth Medical Center Celebrates New Wilentz Breast Center at Howell Edited by: JV Staff
Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk? Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities By: Amy Norton
xecutives from Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently joined local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center’s new satellite location in Howell. Designed to make breast health services more convenient for area patients, the Wilentz Breast Center at Howell, one of three satellite locations, features expanded services, including general X-ray, along with screening mammography, bone density scanning and a high risk cancer assessment program with genetic counseling and testing on-site. According to the National Cancer Institute, almost one in eight women born in the United States today will develop breast cancer at some time during their lives. “The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center’s Long Branch campus opened in 1994 to bring together, under one roof, all preventive, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, psychosocial and educational services for women concerned about their breast health,” said Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Executive, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. “Since that time, we have subsequently expanded to several satellite facilities. Through our Wilentz Center locations, we stress the importance of regular screening mammograms for early detection, when cancer is most treatable.” “The opening of this newest satellite location of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center is a part of Monmouth Medical Center’s initiatives to advance the health and well-being of our community,” said Eric Carney, Chief Operating Officer, Monmouth Medical Center. “The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell offers western Monmouth County residents convenient access to screening mammography
illions of Americans take low-dose aspirin every day for heart health. In doing so, they may also slightly lower their risk of dying from several cancers, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 130,000 U.S. adults, those who regularly used aspirin were 7 percent to 11 percent less likely to die of cancer over the next few decades.
Pictured from left are Eric Carney, Chief Operating Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Howell Mayor Theresa Berger; Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Executive, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus; and Bill Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center.
services in a comfortable and compassionate setting.” At the event, Howell Mayor Theresa Berger praised RWJBarnabas Health for being a good partner to the town, and for the Wilentz Breast Center’s valuable services. The Howell Wilentz Center is one of three satellite locations of Monmouth Medical Center’s Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, the only breast center in Monmouth County and the first to be accredited in Monmouth and Ocean counties by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).The center also achieved status as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, the highest certification level offered from the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC), and was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and its Commission on Breast Imaging. The Wilentz Breast Center at Howell is located at The Aldrich Plaza, at 4013 Route 9 North, Suite 25. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or
The risks of dying from colon, breast, prostate and — for men — lung cancer were all lower among regular aspirin users, compared to non-users, the findings showed.
to schedule an appointment, call 732-923-7700.
About Monmouth Medical Center Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.
The risks of dying from colon, breast, prostate and — for men — lung cancer were all lower among regular aspirin users, compared to non-users, the findings showed. The findings add to evidence that aspirin has cancer-fighting abilities, the researchers said. But they also stressed that people should not start popping a daily aspirin in the hopes of avoiding cancer.
Millions of Americans take low-dose aspirin every day for heart health. In doing so, they may also slightly lower their risk of dying from several cancers, a large new study suggests.
There is strong evidence, from research in general, that low-dose aspirin may lower the risk of colon cancer, said Dr. Ernest Hawk, a professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) already recommends that certain older adults consider taking low-dose aspirin to curb their risk of colon cancer — as well as heart disease. Specifically, the task force suggests that people in their 50s and 60s talk to their doctor about whether the benefits of daily aspirin outweigh the risks. The USPSTF is an independent medical panel that advises the federal government. The "talk to your doctor" part is critical, said Hawk, who wasn't
involved in the new study. For one, he said, aspirin has risks, such as stomach bleeding and hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. So people need to discuss those potential harms with their doctor. Plus, even within the 50to-69 age group, not everyone stands to benefit from aspirin to the same degree. The task force recommends that low-dose aspirin (typically 81 milligrams a day) be considered only for people at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. Yin Cao, the lead researcher on the new study, agreed that people should not start using aspirin without talking to their doctor. See Can Daily Low-Dose , page 36
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APRIL 7, 2017
APRIL 7, 2017
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III Oﬀshore Fund, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 2/13/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Maples Corporate Services, POB 309, Ugland House, Grand Cayman KY-1104, Cayman Isls. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BNY Mellon Performance & Risk Analytics, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/9/98. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Liberty St, NY, NY 10286. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III GP, L.L.C. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HCS TENS SERVICES LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/7/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19387 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GELFAND, RENNERT & FELDMAN, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
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Notice of Formation of 102 Candy LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Fusion TV, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/15/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/13/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington,
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Hester Holdings LLC. Fictitious Name in NY State: Hester Knitwear LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Craig Dent, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [4/7-5/12]
DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SM 220 Fifth Investor LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/22/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy
Notice of Formation of Fillmore6C LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of KCP OPERATING COMPANY, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Branded Cities New York – TR, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/8/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2850 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 110, Phoenix, AZ 85016. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [4/7-5/12]
1/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of MSG CAP, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/20/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, NY, NY 10121. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY)
whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011.
on 2/8/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Pin Oak Energy Partners LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Ohio (OH) on 3/18/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, NY 10011. OH address of LLC: 209 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with OH Secy of State, 180 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of ANDIMOR L.P. Cert. of LP ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/22/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LP: 568 Broadway, Rm. 401, NY, NY 10012. Latest date on which the LP may dissolve is 3/17/2117. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LP at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Formation of ANCHOR SLIP L.P. Cert. of LP ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/22/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LP: 568 Broadway, Rm. 401, NY, NY
Notice of formation of Tay Foods, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/27/2017. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Erica Fabrikant, 268 Cumberland St., Apt. 4A, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SC ELEARNING, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Formation of LYNN NEWMAN, LLC.
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GEN IV INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/20/15. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 1700 Broadway, 35th Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
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
10012. Latest date on which the LP may dissolve is 3/20/2117. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LP at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of QUOGUE SPORTS LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/27/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 101 Central Park W, Ste 1F, NY, NY 10023. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SCHWANOG, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Indiana (IN) on 11/19/04. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. IN address of LLC: 1630 Todd Farm Dr., Elgin, IL 61023. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with IN Secy of State, 302 W Washington St, Rm E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
PAGE 46 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SCMP US LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/3/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 475 5th Ave, Fl. 9, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
PRIMA KITCHEN NEW YORK LLC. Art. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 02/06/17. Oﬃce: New York 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, 1412 Madison Avenue, Apartment 2B, New York, NY 10029. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of RED HOOK FALAFEL COMPANY LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of SCARLETT WORKS FOR YOU LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 350 W. 37th St., Apt. 15F, NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of YH 2nd Ave. Estates LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 2/28/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Andrew W. Heymann, Esq., Solomon Blum Heymann LLP, 40 Wall St., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10005, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [3/17-4/21]
APRIL 7, 2017 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Thor 975 Walton Avenue LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/5/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Thor Equities, LLC, 25 W. 39th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Landmark Fiduciary Management LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/28/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of MONOCHROME 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]
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]
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. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/17-3/24]
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 State of NY (SSNY) on 2/17/17. Oﬃce location:
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 against it may be served. SSNY shall mail 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]
NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 6/5/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. TX address of LLC: 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, LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled with Sec’y of State (SSNY)
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 against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5805 6TH AVENUE LLC, 5805 6TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. [2/24-3/31]
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.
Notice of formation of G ALEXANDER CONSULTING LLC Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/2016. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Incorp Services, Inc., 99 Washington Ave, Suite 805-A, Albany, NY 122102822. Purpose: any lawful act. [2/24-3/31]
Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LP org. in DE 12/15/16. SSNY desig. 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]
APRIL 7, 2017 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]
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]
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]
otice of Application for Authority of UNCAS 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 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]
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 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]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CARLYLE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPPORTUNITY FUND, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 4/6/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Rd, George Town, Grand Cayman KY19008, CG. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of MANOR BROOK CIRCLE GROUP, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
PAGE 47 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CGIOF GENERAL PARTNER, L.P.Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 4/6/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Rd, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9008, CG. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of EFF FOREIGN INCOME BLOCKER LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/09/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/06/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Goldman Sachs AIMS, 200 West St., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10282. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Family Dollar Services, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 1/16/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to:10401 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105. NC address of LLC: 10401 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with NC Secy of State, POB 29622, Raleigh, NC 27626. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of ECP-PF: NY (PLATTSBURGH), LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/13/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 35 Old Tavern Rd., Ste. 200, Orange, CT 06477. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to ECP-PF Holdings Group, Inc., c/o Fred Dreibholz at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of TOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC. Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/2016. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/15/2015. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: Corp. Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Principal business address: 1745 Broadway, 17th Floor NY, NY 10019. Certiﬁcate of LLC ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE located at: 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act. [3/24-4/28]
158 MONTGOMERY HOSPITALITY LLC, Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 03/03/2017. Oﬃce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 465 Tenth Ave, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of KYNIKOS TACTICAL FUND, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/12/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of formation of CD JORDAN, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/06/2017. 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. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of WME ENTERTAINMENT PARENT, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/17/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, DE Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Formation of GREY HOUSE PR, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 03/09/17. 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: Nour Seikaly, 124 Remsen Street Apt 11, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Elliot Staples Creative LLC. Filed 2/23/17 Oﬃce: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 231 W 16th St, Apt 5E, New York, NY 10011 Purpose: all lawful. [3/315/5]
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Notice of Formation of LAFAYETTE 199, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/27/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 199 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Arthur Karpati, The Lafayette Commercial Condo, 195-207 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of formation of Explorism LLC ﬁled with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/17. Oﬃce loc.: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is Jeremie Lahmi, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 403, New York City, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of A24 Music LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/10/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
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Notice of Formation of SHADOWBOX DUMBO LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Daniel R. Glazer, 192 Perry Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of 212 BEEKMAN, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/15/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Florindo Valpacchio, 1150 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10128. SSNY designated a,s 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, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Own and operate real estate and any other permissable purpose. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of formation of MS GAMES, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/19/2016. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jodi Maggio, 359 West 11th Street, Apt 7A, New York, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/315/5]
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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Good references. Clean driver’s license. Live Out. Call Norma 347-209-8606 LM0407
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
SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19 AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft ﬂexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES
MY PERSONAL CONCIERGE BY DEBZ is the solution to your sanity! Let me save the day! Errands of every kind are my specialty (including housesitting.) A temporary need for help or a permanent personal assistant, let me coordinate & complete what you couldn’t get done. You can email me at mypersonalconciergebydebz@ gmail.com Call or text: 631-299-1310 LM0512
LANDSCAPING SERVICES. Spring Clean-ups, Land Developing, Bushes, Trees & Flowers Planted. Serving Woodmere & The Five Towns over 25 years. Full Service Company. Aiclandscaping/facebook 516-220-5780 LM0421
THE JEWISH VOICE IS HIRING FOR:
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 LM0324
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LOVING CAREGIVER? Excellent experience & references. Can live in or live out. Please Call 917-971-9205 LM0210 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 WOMAN Is Looking for a Job Taking Care of the Elderly. 30 Years Experience. Excellent References. Call 917-854-3153 LM0217
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 CB0210
ELDERCARE AVAILABLE. Energized, motivated women take care of Elderly including Alzheimer Patients. 15 years experience. Call Pearl 914-6193303/ 914-909-0224 LM0120 I’m Looking for Housecleaning & CNA Position. 23 years experience. I have car. Excellent References. Call 516-519-0456 or 516-766-3943 LM1230
Prior busn ownr seeking employment. Resume available upon request call 845-558-8105 - Thank you CB1211 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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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
HOME IMPROVEMENT 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 email@example.com 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 LM0324
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
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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
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
65 YEAR OLD MALE, 5’11”, 300 Lbs. Looking for Open-Minded Woman. Call 718-217-9788 LM0428
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
MAYTAG WASHER, 2 years old, excellent condition. Asking $200. Cash only. If interested, Call Mary at 609-971-3529 LM0414 BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM SET. Dark Cherry, Georgian Style, Top Quality, Table 46” w, extends to 124” L, Knife Drawer at each end, 2 Upholstered Master Chairs with arms, 6 Side Chairs, including Custom Made Window Treatment- matches chair fabric, $1,500. Leave Message 732-671-2399 LM0414 DINING ROOM SET: Brand New, $1,200. BEDROOM SET: Used, Fortunoﬀ, 7 pieces, $1,000. LIVING ROOM SET: 5 pieces, $800 & Other Misc. Items. MUST CALL FOR APPT 551-404-3237 donaldeckhard@ gmail.com LM0407 COMPLETE WAREHOUSE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. Forklift, racks, and more. Viewing by appointment only. 917-921-0195 LM0505 HAY SALE. Good Quality 1st & 2nd cutting of Hay for sale. Call 845-361-2480 LM0414
REAL ESTATE 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
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
WANTAGH: 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, Iarge pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nancisue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516-374-0100 LM0414
34th St #252 W Betw/7th &8th ave.STORE 1800 SF + MEZZ 1500 SF New Storefront, BrokersWelcome Falcon Properties.com, 212-302-3000 HS0808
We buy and Sell Gold, Silver, Sterling Pieces, Bullion and Collectible Coins. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. Call 646379-3566. Eli@USCoinSpot. com *Meetings By Appointment Only CB0224
VOLKSWAGON PASSAT SEDAN 2008, 2.0 turbo, grey, under 58,000 original miles, mint condition. Too much to list! Asking $8,500 neg. Call 631-355-9748 LM0512 INTERNATIONAL HOOK TRUCK 1992. 6 wheel hook lift container truck. 2 year old rebuilt engine and transmission. In great shape and ready to work. Perfect for landscapers. Call for price. 914-380-3111 LM0512 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 2006. 116,800 miles, very good condition, Black exterior, just put on 2 brand new tires. $11,000 OR BEST OFFER. 732-691-8927 LM0505 HYUNDAI ACCENT 2011, 4-door, White, Excellent Condition, 57,000 Miles. 914-332-1901 LM0331 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 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 845-226-6149 LM0303
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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WESTBURY PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR RENT. Attorney/ Accountant, 12x18, Full Service, Conference Room, Secretary Space, Private Parking. $1,300/ month. 516-213-2200 LM0512 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
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
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
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 LM1202
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 LM0902
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 SALE 6060 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
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 4060 SALE 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
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MIDDLETOWN/ RED BANK. Professional Office Suite in Bank Bldg at 75 Hwy 35 North, 1st floor, 650 sq ft. 732-741-3313 LM1223
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
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 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 FISHKILL/ PUTNAM VALLEY. 34 acres- $149K, 47.5 acres$249K, both sub-dividable and best offer. Putnam Valley- 21 acres, sub-dividable, $245K or best offer. 914-462-2620 LM0428
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
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TOMS RIVER. Ocean County Business Park Commercial Condo. Rt. 9, 900 sq ft. Asking $115,000. Call Owner 732-300-6878 LM0505 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
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 RW1230
APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN
MIDWOOD- Large 3 bedroom apt with eat-in kitchen, living room & 1 bath. Heat & hot water included. $2,000 per month + 1 month’s rent & security deposit. Call Agent 917-567-4665 LM0512 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 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
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APARTMENTS FOR SALE / CONDOS
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
Molloy College. Gorgeous Apt. $2,700. 516-385-2165 LM0923
NEW YORK STATE 7010 NEW ROCHELLE/ WESTCHESTER. 1BR apts
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
available. Extra-large rooms, eat-in kitchen. Near shops/ beach. No pets. $1625/ $1550/ $1490. 914-478-2442 LM0715
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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
LONG ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE
L.I. APT. RENTAL WANTED SEAFORD HARBOR: RENTAL WANTED: apt or studio. Sandy survivor seeks to move back to Seaford Harbor. Call Don 516-428-8916 LM0619
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 JEFFERSON VILLAGE/ YORKTOWN FOR SALE. 1BR and 2BR Condos in Jeﬀerson Village Senior Complex. Totally renovated, new kitchen & bath, new doors and trim, new windows. Still time to pick some interior items. Call for showing. 914-760-3763 LM0512 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
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.
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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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
APRIL 7, 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)
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
NEW YORK STATE 7040 MONSEY, NY. Price reduction! Only $429,900 for a single family of 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, living/ dining room, family room, 1 car garage and an extra room with separate entrance. Large property. Low taxes. Close to Shuls. Michal Jacobi 845-548-1942 LM0428 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 914-403-1243 LM0414
OUT OF STATE
BRICK, NJ. Ranch Home. $265K. 3BR, 2 Baths, Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Den/ Dining Room, Living Room, Fenced Yard, 100 x 100 Corner Lot. In-ground Pool. MAKE AN OFFER! PreApproved Serious Buyers Only. For Sale By Owner. 908-2789006 LM0505 BRICK, NJ. 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 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
PLOTS FOR SALE
PINELAWN- Gladiola Ct. Mausoleum. 1 Crypt/ 2 Entombments, $14,900. Row 438/ Tier A, 1st level. 704-6606408 or 704-798-9232 LM0512 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
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
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
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
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
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