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Las Vegas Massacre - Worst Mass Shooting in US History; 59 Dead & 527 Wounded Police find 16 rifles and a handgun in killer's room on the Las Vegas Strip

Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, opened fire at a country music concert at the Mandalay Bay resort hotel in Las Vegas just before 10:30 p.m. local time Sunday night from the balcony of his 32nd story room at the hotel. Witnesses say the gunman fired hundreds of rounds. He single handedly committed the worse mass shooting in US history, leaving 59 people dead & 527 wounded

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he FBI has determined that Stephen Paddock, who murdered 58 people and wounded 515 others in the worst mass shooting in US history, had no connection to international terrorist organizations. Paddock, 64, opened fire at a country music concert at the Mandalay Bay resort hotel in Las Vegas just before 10:30 p.m. local time Sunday night from the balcony of his 32nd story room at the hotel. Witnesses say the gunman fired hundreds of rounds. Country star Jason Aldean was on stage playing at the time of the shooting. Hours later he described it as "horrific."

"I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night," he said on Instagram. "We’ve determined no connection with an international terrorist group," an FBI spokesperson said at a press conference Monday. The FBI's findings prove that the ISIS terrorist organization lied when it claimed responsibility for the shooting at a country music concert at the Mandalay Bay resort. "The Las Vegas attacker is a soldier

of the Islamic State in response to calls to target coalition countries," the terrorist organization said. ISIS also claimed that the shooter "converted to Islam several months ago."

"We’ve determined no connection with an international terrorist group," an FBI spokesperson said at a press conference Monday. The shooter's brother also cast doubt on ISIS' claims, saying that "He was just a guy. Something happened,

he snapped or something." The father of the shooter had an extensive criminal history and was on the FBI's most-wanted list, the Daily Mail and NBC reported. According to the reports, Paddock's father was Benjamin Haskins Paddock, who was arrested in 1960 for robbing an Arizona bank. The elder Paddock escaped from prison in 1968 and spent eight years on the run. Paddock was placed on the FBI's most-wanted list in 1969, where he remained until he was captured outside a bingo parlor in Oregon in 1978. He was one of the organization's '10 most-wanted' men. “Since he has utilized firearms in

previous crimes, has employed violence in attempting to evade arrest and has been diagnosed as being psychopathic, Paddock should be considered extremely dangerous,” Palmer M. Baken Jr., the agent in charge of the Phoenix FBI office said at the time, according to the Tuscon Daily Citizen. According to the FBI, the elder Paddock was "diagnosed as psychopathic" and possibly had "suicidal tendencies." Stephen Craig Paddock was a retired accountant who lived on a desert golf course in Mesquite Nevada, with no known history of violence -- until he shot dead at least 58 people in a hail

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Former Rep. Michael Grimm to Seek Re-Election After Spending Time in Jail By Rachel Shapiro

“We’re not really worried about a challenge from a felon. The voters won’t be duped by him again.” Grimm is taking an aggressive approach to his political comeback. Rather than asking for a second chance, he is going full force daring anyone to get in his way. Recently, the 47-year-old Grimm told Fox News, “I’m gonna win. When I go out and

A Year Later, Chelsea Bombing Trial Begins in Manhattan

A Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm wants to win back his seat after serving time in prison for tax evasion.

I shake these hands, and people hug me, and they tell me in my ear, ‘You have no idea how many people are behind you,’ I just know it.” AP News reports, “A Marine and Gulf War veteran, Grimm has long styled himself as a scrappy fighter for New York City’s ‘forgotten borough.’ The thrice-elected congressman says his prosecution and eightmonth prison term were politically driven and unfair. He casts himself as a political warrior ready to defend President Donald Trump’s agenda against congressional Republicans with a “weak spine.” And he counts the support of Staten Island political patriarch Guy Molinari, a Republican former congressman and borough president.

But Grimm would face an incumbent with a long history in Staten Island politics, including 12 years as district attorney (his office didn’t prosecute Grimm). Donovan has the backing of the local and state Republican parties and a $300,000 campaign war chest; Grimm’s old campaign coffer has $52,000 but bears $420,000 in legal debt, according to the latest filings in July. Both camps claim the other candidate is too liberal. Donovan campaign spokeswoman Jessica Proud said, “We’re not really worried about a challenge from a felon. The voters won’t be duped by him again.” In this swing district, which See Ex-Congressman Grimm , page 37

Critics of De Blasio’s Zoning Plan Tossed from Town Hall Meeting By Hannah Hayes

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n Thursday, September 28, after complaining to Mayor Bill de Blasio about his plans to rezone East Harlem to allow for more high-rise residential buildings to be constructed there, over a dozen residents of the neighborhood were kicked out of the town hall meeting at Johnson Community Center. Throughout the evening, the mayor continually defended the plan, claiming it was an important part of his 10-year promise to create and preserve 200,000 affordable housing units. De Blasio also denied the claims that he was using the rezoning to help make developers who donated to his campaign even richer.

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n Sunday, October 1, the former FBI agent, former Representative and admitted tax evading ex-con Michael Grimm announced that he will be running for his former position. To an audience of approximately 100 supporters, Grimm said, “Together we’ll go to Washington and have our president’s back.” In his speech, Grimm criticized former prosecutor Dan Donovan, who in 2015 after Grimm’s resignation won the Staten Island-based district. Now Grimm is trying to replace Donovan as the Republican nomination. He said, “The swamp still needs to be drained. Let’s start right here with my opponent.”

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Many East Harlem residents oppose the mayor’s rezoning plan, and even call it racist. (Courtesy of Esra Realty)

town hall meeting at Johnson Community Center were not buying it, alleging the plan is really about gentrifying the neighborhood. De Blasio was asked by one woman how he could support helping Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane “Affordable housing is nothing for people with Maria, and at the same time low income; it’s for people support a rezoning proposal that is likely to price Puerto with middle income. Ricans and other minorities We say ‘no’ to racist out of the neighborhood. rezoning.” She said, “Affordable housing is nothing for people with Those in attendance at the low income; it’s for people meeting, however, did not be- with middle income. We say lieve the mayor’s claims, and ‘no’ to racist rezoning. What rather asserted the plan was do you have to say about actually trying to gentrify the that?” De Blasio replied, “If it area. However, many at the makes you feel good to say

that and not look at the facts, God bless you!” Another resident in attendance that didn’t like the mayor’s response called out, “Bullsh-t!” City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, whose district includes East Harlem, came to de Blasio’s defense, trying to defuse the confrontation, unfortunately her input just infuriated the crowd more. Around a dozen people shouting, “No rezoning! No rezoning! No rezoning...” were escorted out of the meeting by security guards soon after. Before this meeting, outside the community center there had been a protest as well as people distributing flyers that rejected the mayor’s rezoning plan.

year ago, pressure cookers packed with steel nuts were used as a bomb with which to terrorize Manhattan’s busy Chelsea neighborhood. On Monday October 2nd, the trial against Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man accused of setting off the bombs in New Jersey and New York has commenced. The 29-year-old Afghan-born United States citizen from Elizabeth, NJ, has pleaded not guilty. As reported by the NY Times, prosecutors will use evidence from the defendant’s internet searches, phone videos, text messages, and a personal notebook from his pocket with references to “Brother Osama bin Laden”. Though no one was killed in the attacks, 31 people were injured. A few of the injured victims are expected to testify at the trial, and to tell the horrors of glass and metal fragments which pierced their bodies, as well as their peace of mind. It is anticipated that the prosecution will remind the jury how lucky NY was, that only one out of the four bombs exploded as intended. The perpetrator had hoped and planned for a much larger scale of disaster. On Sept. 17, 2016 at 9:35 A.M., a loud explosion tore apart a trash can in the town of

On Monday October 2nd, the trial against Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man accused of setting off the bombs in New Jersey and New York has commenced. The 29-year-old Afghan-born United States citizen from Elizabeth, NJ, has pleaded not guilty.

Seaside Park, N.J., at the finish line of a United States Marine Corps charity race. Thankfully, there was no one nearby, because the race was delayed. That evening, a much larger blast ripped through a Dumpster in Chelsea on West 23rd Street, throwing the heavy trash container up 120 feet into the air, sending pedestrians running for their lives. Four blocks away, on West 27th Street, police did a great job finding and disarming a similar device, on which they found a dozen fingerprints which matched Rahimi’s. Another backpack carrying pipe bombs was discovered in the Elizabeth, N.J. train station.

Only two days after the terror had begun, police identified the suspect, publicized his photo and found him based on a tip. Two police officers were wounded in the shootout to capture Rahimi, who was also wounded. Rahimi’s trial in the Federal District Court in Manhattan is expected to last at least two weeks, with Judge Richard M. Berman presiding. He was indicted on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction, planting bombs and transporting explosives over state lines. Rahimi will face a mandatory life imprisonment sentence See A Year Later, Chelsea , page 36


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After Skelos' Corruption Conviction Overturned Calls Increase for NYS Constitutional Convention By Rebecca Gold

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n Manhattan on Tuesday, September 26, a federal appeals panel vacated the 2015 guilty verdict of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. This occurred mere months after ex-Assembly Speak Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction was also thrown out by a court. Now ethics advocates are pushing for revisions to the constitution of New York State, citing these court decisions to wipe out landmark corruption convictions. Both Skelos and Silver were found guilty by juries of using their political positions and power to extort private entities for personal favors. In both cases, appellate panels overturned the convictions based on a different case in which a subsequent ruling by U.S. Supreme Court determined that the

description given to jurors by the judges of what constitutes a crime was too broad. While federal prosecutors have vowed to retry both men, reform experts argue that the only way to stop the corruption from continually occurring is to revise the state constitution. Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform at Wagner College professor and former state senator Seymour Lachman said, "It's not an easy solution, but in my opinion it's the only way to clean up the state Legislature. A constitutional convention could make certain things that are glaringly unethical and immoral illegal as well." New Yorkers vote every 20 years on whether or not a constitutional convention should be held. This November, this issue will be on the ballot. If the majority of voters choose “yes,” then the state’s constitution will

Crain’s News reports, “Kenneth Sherrill, professor emeritus of political science at Hunter College, traces Albany's recurring corruption problems to constitutional amendments passed during the 1920s tenure of late former Gov. Alfred E. Smith. The Smith amendments enshrined the rights of organized labor and numerous social reforms which present-day opponents of a convention fear losing. The revisions also established the modern budget system, in which the executive branch single-handedly deFormer Senate Majority fines spending priorities, and Leader Dean Skelos’s 2015 centralized the then-diffuse corruption conviction has branches of state government been overturned by a federal under the governor's thumb. It appeals panel. also empowered the governor have a chance to be revised by to create and control public elected delegates. The public benefit corporations, like the would then have additional in- Thruway Authority, which deput in a subsequent vote on any rive revenue by selling bonds and collecting tolls instead of amendments.

“A constitutional convention could make certain things that are glaringly unethical and immoral illegal as well." taxes—and which thus operate outside the state Legislature's purview. It was such entities that landed several of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides and donors under indictment on bid-rigging and bribery charges last year. To act as a counterweight to the new, quasi-imperial powers of the executive branch, lawmakers in both legislative chambers decided to invest all their authority in a single individual: the speaker in the Assembly and the majority leader in the Senate.” From this came the infamous “three men in a room” in Albany.

Bogus Certs Sold by Prof at Medger Evers; Follows the Path of Touro By: Feigy Pelkovitch

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n the growing litany of scandals that have served as a constant thorn in the eye of the CUNY system in the last few years, it appears that yet another one has surfaced. According to a report that surfaced in the New York Post last Friday, a tenured lecturer at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn named Mamdouh Abdel-Sayed has started his own lucrative job creating enterprise. Prosecutors claim that Abdel-Sayed may have helped thousands of New York City residents obtain employment in the city’s medical field as well as its hospitals through the use of bogus medical certificates and fraudulent adult-education classes. After his arrest, Abdel-Sayed, 68, was charged with hosting “unauthorized courses” on such critically important medical procedures as CPR, sonography and phlebotomy, the practice of drawing blood. The CUNY professor who is a

Kearny, NJ resident is alleged to have sold the illegitimate course certificates to students for as much as $1000 in some cases and told his unwitting buyers that the “authenticity” of said certificates would be granted an imprimatur by Medger Evers College. Abdel-Sayed is a biology professor and according to federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the US Departments of Education’s Office of the Inspector General, he made the certificates “using paper and paraphernalia that he had bought from an office supply store.” The NYP reported that although he was released on a $100,000 bond last Friday and given orders by the court to cease and desist in conducting his allegedly sham classes, Abdel-Sayed is looking at as much as 80 years in prison if convicted on the five counts he is charged with which include solicitation of bribes, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. It appears, according to federal authorities involved in the

other by attempting to draw blood although this is considered to be an “unsanitary and risky procedure” if not done in a qualified and professional manner. Prosecutors said that Abdel-Sayed was motivated by greed and over the course of the years may have sold thousands of fake certificates. He even sold certificates to students who bailed on his classes and had no classroom experience. Federal investigators also said that Abdel-Sayed used his academic clout to allegedly auA tenured biology lecturer at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College in thenticate the false certificates Brooklyn named Mamdouh Abdel-Sayed has started his own to prospective employers and a lucrative job creating enterprise. Prosecutors claim that Abdelstaffing agency in Manhattan. Sayed may have helped thousands of NYC residents obtain The complaint indicated that employment in the city’s medical field as well as its hospitals several students were able to obthrough the use of bogus medical certificates and fraudulent tain employment in city hospiadult-education classes. tals as a result of producing the case that Abdel-Sayed was able terials and they did not receive certificate. This kind of “pay to pass” to pass off the bogus classes as any grades. The NYP also reported that gimmick is nothing new to authentic as they were held on the Medger Evers campus at according to the complaint prestigious New York City innight or on weekends. Students against him Abdel-Sayed also stitutions of higher learning. In were not required to conduct placed students at risk in his June of 2009, it was reported their course work through as- phlebotomy class by asking See Bogus Certs Sold by Prof , page 36 signed textbooks or reading ma- them to experiment on each

NYC Council to Place Restrictions on Uber & Lyft to Bailout Yellow Cabs By: Hellen Zaboulani

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he City Council is considering a major bailout of the yellow-cab industry, possibly imposing restrictions and surcharges on rivals such as Uber and Lyft. At a council Transportation Committee hearing last week, Several dozen beleaguered taxi-medallion owners attended with complaints that the value of their businesses has fallen up to 90 percent, due to completion from the ride-sharing apps. As reported by the NY Post, the yellow cab owners contend that the city should never have permitted Uber, Lyft and others to operate without the same fees and regulations to which taxis are subject. Now the presence

of nearly 70,000 ride-share vehicles is killing the ability of traditional taxi companies to make a living. The committee said it would deliberate launching a task force and a six-month study on the impact that the ride-share programs have had on the industry. The panel will consider putting a cap on the total number of cars which may be operated by Uber and other ride-share apps. Another measure under consideration is helping medallion owners with a cash bailout funded partly by surcharges on any livery car. Further, possibly each medallion cover will be allowed two taxis instead of the current one, and disabled-access requirements may be eased. Whatever the city does, it

rival and is only now holding a hearing on how to help taxis. “It’s about time, and let’s hope it isn’t too late,” said Lipsky. “As we speak, thousands of medallion owners are either in foreclosure or facing financial ruin.” “Uber shouldn’t be above the law,” says medallion owner Gloria Guerra. “The number of taxis are limited, but Ubers aren’t. Taxis can’t raise their fares, but Uber can. Taxis are more tightly regulated by the city. It’s two completely different sets of rules, and it’s killing us,” GloThe City Council is considering a major bailout of the yellow-cab ria said. She and her husband, William, bought their taxi meindustry, possibly imposing restrictions and surcharges on rivals dallion in 1984 for $86,000 in such as Uber and Lyft. 1984. In 2011, the medallions has to do it fast, said Richard Association. He said that he was were worth about $1.3 million, Lipsky, a spokesman for the Taxi shocked that the council waited but now they are practically Medallion Owners and Drivers till four years after Uber’s ar- unsalable.

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Port Authority to Explore Rebuilding Bus Terminal By Ilana Siyance

Back in March, officials approved $3.5 billion to design a new bus terminal. The replacement has been on the to-do list since 2013

and engineering consultant. The cost for such a rebuilding has not yet been determined. At the Port Authority's board meeting, Mr. Plate also suggested that rebuilding the existing bus terminal would likely require an "intermediate bus staging and storage facility to maintain current service." It has not yet decided where the Port Authority plans to locate such an ancillary facility. "After we answer questions, it may be something we can embrace, if it can accommodate what we need," said state Senator

Loretta Weinberg, a supporter of the concept, who has campaigned for the bus terminal replacement for several years. Back in March, officials approved $3.5 billion to design a new bus terminal. The replacement has been on the to-do list since 2013. The bi-state agency was initially considering options to expand the terminal via the use of eminent domain to seize close by private property. The surrounding community and elected officials expressed opposition to that option.

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“I would love to be able to have a pilot program in our area. This could be a game changer.”

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Yoni Hikind Proposes Idea to End Bklyn's Alternate Side Parking Problem n Tuesday, September 26, city council candidate Yoni Hikind, who has faced criticism for lacking formal governmental experience, introduced a proposal that blames the congestion and parking problems plaguing Brooklyn residents in the 44th District on alternate side of the street parking regulations. In the 1950s, the Department of Sanitation originally introduced the policy requiring drivers to move their parked vehicles on designated days during specific time frames in order to give the oversized mechanized street sweepers a chance to clean the roadways. This policy creates even more difficulties in areas where it is already hard to find parking. Hikind proposes that the Department of Sanitation replace its large sweeper trucks with smaller, mobile vacuum units, which have the capacity to clean the streets without requiring vehicles to be relocated. Hikind told VIN News, “This is an idea that almost kills four birds with one stone. Using state of the art efficient street vacuumers doesn’t require drivers to move their cars, potentially eliminates traffic congestion, restores parking availability during peak hours and reduces

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n Thursday September 28th at a board meeting, the Port Authority of NY and NJ announced that it is considering a plan to replace its aging Midtown Manhattan bus terminal by building a new facility that would be developed with a top-down approach within the footprint of the current transit hub. "The build-in-place option is potentially viable from a construction and operation perspective," said Port Authority Executive Steven Plate. "It is feasible and warrants consideration." The plan involves first building two new floors (the fifth and sixth floors) on top of the existing terminal, at 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Then the top levels would be used to handle bus traffic, while the three existing floors below are rebuilt, as per Crain’s NY. On Monday, the Port Authority issued requests for proposals to hire consultants to do an environmental review and preliminary engineering. Port Authority staff has already conducted a preliminary analysis for build-in-place, with help from a structural firm

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According to compact sweeper and vacuum manufacturer Madvac, there are several locations across the country that are also using the new machines.

unfair penalties on citizens.” Many places, including Atlantic City, Baltimre, Toronto, Paris and Brussels, already use the new generation of vacuums and they are cleaning the street better than the outdated predecessors, said Hikind. According to compact sweeper and vacuum manufacturer Madvac, there are several other locations that are also using the new machines, including Township, New Jersey, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Keane, New Hampshire and Woodbridge Austin, Texas. Hikind told VIN, “I would love to be able to have a pilot program in our area. This could be a game changer.” Hikind sent out a letter describing the continuing growth of the district and his proposed Cleaner Streets plan from which he says he received positive feedback from Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of San-

itation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. From talking with residents in the area, Hikind formulated his plan. Hikind said, “Since day one I have described my candidacy as a job interview and I have been walking the streets asking people what they would want me to do to improve their lives. The most common things I hear about are daily life issues, like traffic.” Hikind researched how other cities solved congestion issues, and came across the Researching how other cities have coped with congestion problems, Hikind came across the street cleaning vacuums. This is just one of many ideas he hopes to enact in order to make district resident’s lives See New Mobile Vacuum Units , page 36

ew York State Governor Andrew Cuomo called on the City to help fill a lack of federal funding to NYC Health & Hospitals (NYCHH) last week. Last Friday, the nation’s largest health care provider was unexpectedly informed of a delay of about $380 million in unpaid Medicaid disproportionate-share payments (DSH), due to an “awaiting action” label from New York’s State Department of Health and the Division of Budget. The payments were due on Sept. 30, the deadline for this fiscal year, but according to NYCHH, the federal dollars have been delayed “for weeks,” leaving the safety-net hospital scrambling to fill the “gap” in federal funding. The dollars account for one-third of the operating budget for NYC Health & Hospitals, according to hospital officials. The hospitals expected to be directly affected by the funding cuts are SUNY Upstate Medical Center, H+H, Westchester County Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center and Erie County Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, along with Brooklyn’s city hospitals – Coney Island hospital Coney Is-

The hospitals expected to be directly affected by the funding cuts are SUNY Upstate Medical Center, H+H, Westchester County Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center and Erie County Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, along with Brooklyn’s city hospitals – Coney Island hospital Coney Island, Kings County hospital in East Flatbush (pictured above) and Woodhull in Bushwick.

land, Kings County hospital in East Flatbush and Woodhull in Bushwick. Cuomo, in a statement last week, called on the city to use its $4 billion surplus to help provide financial support to the struggling H&H hospitals. “New York City with a $4 billion surplus needs to help H+H. The situation is clear, the first source of financial assistance for these hospitals must be their associated local governments and SUNY. There is no passing the buck. But make no mistake, if our feder-

al delegation fails in stopping these cuts, they will hurt,” said Cuomo. Cuomo went on to urge the federal government to release the funds, referring to the incident as a “missile that appears will hit New York this Sunday.” Cuomo went on to blame the Trump Administration in following through with the reduction of the DSH program, the federal program that provides adjustment payments to give additional help to hospitals that See Cuomo To De Blasio , page 38


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DOB Gives the Go-Ahead for Linda Macklowe to Win Luxury Plaza Construction of the UWS’s Tallest Tower Hotel Condo in Divorce Battle By Rebecca Gold

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inda one, and Harry zip, in the ongoing messy divorce of the billionaire Macklowe couple. Though they are still disputing the value of the luxurious 14,000-square-foot condo in the Plaza Hotel, one fact that is for sure, is that the posh pad will go to Harry’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Linda. On Thursday, September 28, the couple battled in court, each side given extremely different appraisals of one of the grandest residences in the Big Apple. While Harry says the apartment, with panoramic views from its 54 windows, a personal art gallery and a gigantic master suite, is valued at $107 million, the 79-year-old Linda claims the condo is worth only half that at $55 million.

A From left to right: Harry Macklowe, his soon-to-be ex-wife Linda, and his son Billy.

of Linda could not deny being awe struck by the magnificence of the residence. Jonathan Miller, who has over three-decades of experience appraising New York City properties, testified, “It’s a wide open, almost loft like space that looks to me like an art gallery.” In reference to the master “It’s extremely large. It’s probably the largest bedroom, he said, “It’s extrememaster bedroom I’ve ever ly large. It’s probably the largest master bedroom I’ve ever been been in in my career.” in in my career.” The apartment is in the PlaHarry’s lawyers accuse Linda za Hotel’s unit No. 710. After of under appraising the unit’s the 1907 landmark hotel partial value, in order to claim more converted to condos ten years cash from the overall estimated ago, the unit was completely $2 billion fortune of her real es- renovated. Miller said, “The master suite tate developer husband. On Thursday, even a veteran and part of the living area faces appraiser testifying on behalf north, and then the art gallery–

which is about two-thirds or three-quarters of the space– faces generally east over the Plaza fountain and then past that is Fifth Avenue. It all fronts on the park and there’s a bathroom and there’s dressing rooms and an office.” In addition, there is also a library, guest bedroom, maid’s room, a conference room and five bathrooms. Miller said it was difficult for him to appraise the property, since “there aren’t apartments like this configuration in the market.” Dan Rottenstreich, Harry’s lawyer, asked why the many amenities of the luxury Plaza building, including room service, valet parking and a spa, See Linda Macklowe to Win , page 36

Greenpoint Waterfront to Get a New 14-Story Residential Tower By Mark Snyder

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he waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is about to get yet another highrise building. On Wednesday, September 27, Halcyon Management filed plans with the Department of Buildings to construct a residential building in Greenpoint area of Brooklyn at 37 The site in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where 37 West Street is planned West Street. The building will to be built. (Photo via Google Maps) be 90,734-square-feet spread across 14 floors. 87,434 square feet will be used for 92 residential apartments, which will be around 950-square-feet each,

Street view of 27 West Street in Brooklyn, New York (Photo via Google Maps)

Yoel Sabel has been with Halcyon Management Group for almost a decade, and is co-developer and a senior project manager.

with high ceilings. The other 3,300 square feet will be set aside for a community facility. Currently there is a warehouse with the address 27 West Street, occupying the site at which the building is planned to be constructed. In 2015, plans were filed by Halcyon Management to build a 19-story building with 234 residential units on this lot.

Yoel Sabel has been with Halcyon Management Group for almost a decade, and is co-developer and a senior project manager, his partner Lipa Friedman is listed as the developer for the 37 West Street project. Another tower is also about to be constructed in the same area at 21 India Street. This project is being called the Greenpoint and will soar to 40 stories.

fter many challenges, the Department of Buildings have given the go-ahead for the construction of what will be the tallest building on the Upper West Side, a 668-foot tall residential tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue. According to the Gothamist, “In July, the development's opponents officially filed a challenge, arguing that project's air rights were ‘gerrymandered’ from a neighboring lot in order to give developer SJP Properties the 10,000 square feet it needed to put up the entire tower. The DOB slapped 200 Amsterdam with a Notice of Intent to Revoke in July, halting work on the site, while they reviewed whether the building complied with the city's Open Space Requirements. That review is apparently over, as Crain's first reported: the DOB has lifted the notice and allowed the construction of the building to go forward,

“When you look to the south and the buildings along Central Park, you wonder what's next. The Upper West Side values its quality of life and its sunlight."

Rendering of 200 Amsterdam Avenue that has been cleared for construction on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. (Photo Credit: New York YIMBY)

pending the filing of new permits. The DOB said that SJP Properties furnished them with additional information about the building's zoning calculations that answered their concerns, and that the company wouldn't have to make structural changes to the project.” On Tuesday evening, September 26, City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, who represents the Upper West Side area where the building would reside, issued a statement criticizing the decision of the DOB. Rosenthal said, "I strongly object to the Department of Buildings’ action lifting the halt on the proposal at 200 Amsterdam Avenue. The many questions about the building’s use

of Open Space that were raised in the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development’s challenge simply have not been answered to my satisfaction." She also said that she does not feel that the size of the project will be a good fit for the neighborhood, and she swore to continue opposing the development by working with community groups. The Committee for Environmentally Sound Development activist and candidate for City Council William Raudenbush said, "We're very disappointed. It's very important the Upper West Side pay attention, because this is the future of our whole See DOB Gives the Go-Ahead , page 36


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Extell Buys Drug-Rehab Center on W 57th St for $19M By Mark Snyder

Disque Deane’s Kids Sue Stepmom for Low Bid Sale of Starrett City

A 500 West 57th Street has been purchased by Extell Development. (Photo via Twitter)

own little buildings. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to trade them.” Next door to the property is a 1 million-square-foot campus that is owned by CBS. Included in the campus is a vacant building, directly adjacent located at 504-506 West 57th Street, which sources say CBS is not planning to sell. However, reports say that the broadcasting giant is in the process of interviewing brokers to sell its campus in Los Angeles, which is also 1 million-square-feet. In 1913, 500 West 57th Street was constructed for the Herman Knapp Memorial Eye Hospital. In the 1960s, Columbia University sold the building to the now-deceased Charles Ekblom. Up until the sale two weeks ago, the property sat in his family’s

trust. Since 2014, when the building was potentially worth a high price due to great shape of the investment sales market, the trust has been trying to sell the property. Snyder told TRD that at that time the asking price was $40 million, and Barnett didn’t bid on it. In 2014, another firm made a deal that went into contract for $44 million, but it ended up falling apart. TRD reports, “Aside from megaprojects One Manhattan Square – which topped out Thursday — and Central Park Tower, Extell is also piecing together several assemblages elsewhere in the city and selling others. The firm is selling a Bronx movie theater for $75 million and a NoMad assemblage.”

TWA Hotel with Rooftop Pool to Be Built Near JFK By Benyamin Davidsons

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irport hotels are useful at times for their location, but they aren’t usually very appealing otherwise. A new hotel being built near New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport hopes to change that. MCR Development LLC has revealed new exciting designs for its TWA Hotel, which is slated to open in 18 months. The 505room hotel will feature a luxurious roof top pool and an “Equinox-level” gym, as reported by Bloomberg News. In addition the hotel is building a restaurant inside a refurbished TWA jet—which dates to 1962, like the terminal itself. The hotel design will be a remastering of the spaceship-like Eero Saarinen terminal. The hotel lobby will boast a signature sunken lounge, originally designed by Saarinen, with bright red airport seats, built into white booths, as per Tyler Morse, chief executive of MCR Development. The lobby will encompass the center of the Jetsons-style pavilion, which will be accessible through the two original tubes linking it to JFK’s Terminal 5. The lobby will be surrounded by eight bars and six restaurants, probably setting a record number of public locals in any airport hotel. The other restaurants and bars will

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he building housing a drug rehabilitation center next door to the giant CBS campus on West 57th Street, has been purchased for $19 million by Extell Development, extending its extensive portfolio in the area. According to CSRE broker Christopher Snyder, two weeks ago, the firm headed by Gary Barnett, closed on a deal for 500 West 57th Street. The building is seven-stories and spans 27,000-square-feet, which is currently all leased to substance-abuse treatment center ACI. The clinic has been leasing on a month-to-month basis since its lease expired last year. The property also has 38,000 buildable square feet, 10,000 of which can be used for retail space. The Real Deal reports, “The deal is not an apparent assemblage play, despite Extell’s reputation as the architect of complex multi-parcel acquisitions that have led to some of the largest luxury towers in the city. One57 and the under-construction Central Park Tower, alone, are located further east on 57th Street, at the heart of Billionaires’ Row. Extell has also occasionally made one-off acquisitions, such as the purchase of the Carnegie Deli site earlier this year.” In March, during an interview, Barnett said, “We do that; we

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JFK's Iconic Terminal to Become the TWA Flight Center Hotel

also keep with the hotel’s airport theme. The terminal’s egg-shaped old fashioned flight boards, which once clacked every few minutes with updated arrival and departure information will also be restored rather than replaced. They will now be controlled by an app, with a new board mechanism capable of displaying any relevant messaging, even a customized welcome for guests checking in. The hotel rooms will fill two curved towers currently being built, which will loosely hug the oval shape of the Saarinen building. The rooms will be sound proof, curtesy of the triple-paned standard windows. The hotel will offer 50,000 square-feet of conference and meeting spaces. A TWAthemed museum is in the works,

which will have a 10,000-squarefoot public observation deck , displays of vintage uniforms and New York aviation history. Day passes may become available to layover travelers or locals. MCR also designed the High Line Hotel, in Manhattan’s Chelsea. That project was also a luxury adaptive reuse project. The developer says a primary goal while designing the hotel was to restore the building to “its Jet Age condition,” after the building was inactive for the last 16 years. “The debut of the TWA Hotel is great news for the Queens community and the growing number of travelers who pass through Kennedy Airport each year,” said Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue Airways, the principle airline in neighboring Terminal 5.

family feud has ensued as a result of the super sale of Brooklyn’s massive Starrett City. The late real estate mogul Disque Deane’s children are among the limited partners of the giant multifamily complex, who have filed a lawsuit against the complex’s other managing partners and their stepmother Carol Deane’s company. The suit claims that in early September, when the complex was sold to Rockpoint Group and Brooks- Starrett City is a massive multifamily complex located in ville Company for below the Brooklyn, New York. market value in an $850 million known as Spring Creek Towers. because of his work in 2015 with contract. Carol Deane has controlled the Brooksville principal Andrew managing partners since the McArthur on the sale of Stuyvesant Town. death of her husband in 2010. The complex was sold The plaintiffs allege that SCA In their 31-page complaint, to Rockpoint Group and Brooksville Company for plaintiffs allege they were noti- made another offer to purchase below the market value in fied by the managing partners the complex for more than an $850 million contract. in July that Doug Harmon of Brooksville and Rockpoint’s ofCushman and Wakefield had fer, after news of the Starrett been retained to help ‘recapi- City deal was revealed by the According to The Real Deal, talize’ the project. According to New York Times. However, the “One of the plaintiffs, Starrett them, nothing was mentioned bid was allegedly dismissed by City Affordable (SCA), whose about a planned sale. SCA made the managing partners “specuinvestors include San Francis- offers to buy the complex out- lative” and too “late-stage,” and co-based Belveron Partners and right as recently as August, be- they questioned the ability of Maine-based LIHC Investment fore the sale was announced, SCA to close. On Thursday, September 28, Group, claims in court papers and the plaintiffs describe being to have made a $900 million bid ‘doubly shocked’ upon learning after a hearing on the matter, for complex this summer, only of the eventual sale amount, plaintiff SCA’s spokesperson to have it ignored by the manag- $850 million, to Rockpoint and told The Real Deal that there’s “evidence that both sides of ing partners. The limited part- Brooksville.” Harmon is described in the ners together own a 15.4 perSee Disque Deane’s Kids Sue , page 36 cent stake in the buildings, now complaint as being “conflicted”


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NY’s Richest Team Owners Bid to Build New Sports Arena By: Ilana Siyance

Brooklyn Orgs Unite in Relief Efforts for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico Edited by: JV Staff

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elmont Park may be fated to become one of the last all-new sports arenas for decades. As such, two of the richest teams in New York are going for it head to head. The New York Islanders and New York City Football Club each want to build on the site of Belmont racetrack and have submitted proposals, as reported by Bloomberg News. In July, State officials invited proposals, due last Thursday, for developing the site, saying their aim was in part to transform the site into an entertainment, sports, hospitality and retail complex. The vacant 28-acre parcel covered by Belmont’s south parking lot has long been the center of debate. Almost four years ago, the Empire State Development Corp., the state’s primary business-aid agency, requested bids, but never accepted any. The site, controlled by the New York Racing Authority, is situated about 19 miles east of Manhattan, just outside of Queens, and is close to Nassau County. It is accessible by regional rail, has close proximity to highways and plenty of parking. As per Newsday, the Barclay Center may use the opt-out clause in their 25-year agreement to host the Islanders. That would force the Islanders’

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I The New York City Football Club (pictured above) is also looking for an alternative to its current field at Yankee Stadium. Partlyowned by the Yankees, NYCFC submitted a proposal to build a 26,000-seat facility as well as an area for fans’ pregame activities, according to a person who had seen the plans but wished not to be named.

to find a new hockey stadium as early as January, after only their fourth season in Brooklyn. The Islanders have reportedly looked into several possible stadiums, including building by Mets’ Citi Field in Queens. The Islanders said they submitted a proposal “to create a world-class sports and entertainment destination at Belmont Park.” The proposal is partnered with Oak View Group, whose investors include the illustrious James Dolan’s Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the Knicks, the Rangers and their namesake arena. The New York City Football Club is also looking for an alter-

native to its current field at Yankee Stadium. Partly-owned by the Yankees, NYCFC submitted a proposal to build a 26,000-seat facility as well as an area for fans’ pregame activities, according to a person who had seen the plans but wished not to be named. The Major League Soccer club is joined in its proposal by the Related Cos., a prominent real estate developing firm founded by Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner. A spokeswoman for Empire State Development, Amy Varghese, declined to comment in alignment with the agency’s policy of not discussing active proposals.

n an unprecedented display of unity, The Bridge Multi-Cultural Project on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn sponsored an emergency relief drive to assist the beleaguered victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Over 200 people donated an abundance of food, clothing, shoes, non-perishable items, first aid kits, medical supplies, feminine hygiene products and much more during the five hour donation drive. The Bridge MCP emergency drive was given an imprimatur by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, NYS Assembly members Helene E. Weinstein & Rodneyse Bichotte as well as NYC Council members Jumaane D. Williams & Matthieu Eugene. Co-sponsors of the drive reflected the true diversity that illuminates the neighborhoods in Brooklyn’s Flatbush district. Such prominent religious organizations as the Rabbinical Council of America (RAA) - the Igud HaRabbonim, the Interfaith Dialogue Project, the Haitian American Caucus, the Yemeni American Association, the American Council of Minority Women, the New York Rescue & Response Team were

In an unprecedented display of unity, The Bridge MultiCultural Project on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn sponsored an emergency relief drive to assist the beleaguered victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Sunday, October 1, 2017

among those groups that lent their sponsorship to the hurricane drive. In a voice reverberating with palpable emotion, Mark Meyer Appel, the founder and CEO of The Bridge Multi-Cultural project introduced the co-chairs of the emergency hurricane drive; Brooklyn district leader Josue Pierre and Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik. Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, the executive vice chairman of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/ Igud HaRabbonim – an organization with well over 800 member rabbis representing communities all across the United States and Canada addressed the gath-

ering. “The mission of all of us in our respective communities are to support each other in times of crisis. I am so proud that our community has unified and is working hard to support those victims who were adversely affected by this terrible tragedy,” declared Rabbi Mirocznik. Joining Rabbi Mirocznik was Rabbi Yaakov Klass, and other membera of the presidium of Rabbinical Alliance of America. District leader Josue Pierre, co-chairman of this drive has devoted his life to working in the Flatbush community by energizing and uniting See Brooklyn Orgs Unite , page 37


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Ivanka & Jared Struggling to Rent Out NYC Condo

Thousands Attend 12th Annual Avinu Malkeinu Event for Women in Brooklyn

First Daughter's posh Park Avenue condo still on the market even after Ivanka drops price by 30%.

By: Fern Sidman

By: David Rosenberg

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vanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are struggling to find renters for their posh Manhattan condo following Donald Trump’s 2016 win, even after dropping 30% off the asking price. After Trump took office in January, some retailers nixed orders from Ivanka’s fashion line – a move some attributed to backlash among left-leaning consumers. Located near Trump Tower, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo was first listed last November for $15,000 a month before being dropped to $13,000 in February. Now, Bloomberg reported last week, the asking price has been lowered again to $10,450 per month. Ivanka purchased the condo for $1.5 million in 2004. A similar nearby unit owned by the Trump Organization was sold for $2 million earlier this year. While it is unclear if the First Daughter’s difficulties in finding a renter for her Manhattan property are also part of the backlash against the Trump brand or merely a reflection on a bloated Manhattan rental market, the 502 Park Avenue condo

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are struggling to find renters for their posh Manhattan condo following Donald Trump’s 2016 win, even after dropping 30% off the asking price.

has been listed now for nearly a year. It had been reported in February of this year that the Seattle-based Nordstrom department store announced their decision not to order Ivanka Trump fashion for the new season, claiming in a statement that the brand was not selling well. "We've said all along we make buying decisions based on performance. We’ve got thousands of brands – more than 2,000 offered on the site alone," Nordstrom's statement says. "Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of

our business. "Each year we cut about 10% and refresh our assortment with about the same amount. In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season." An Ivanka Trump spokesperson denied the report, claiming Nordstrom "did order both shoes and apparel for spring." However, the spokesperson declined to comment on whether Nordstrom had scaled back or the company had been affected by other boycotts. See Ivanka & Jared Struggling , page 37

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n Monday evening, September 25th, the 12th annual Avinu Malkeinu night of awakening which features addresses by prominent rabbonim and rebbetzins took place at The Palace simcha hall in the Flatbush/Boro Park area. Organized as an outreach event 12 years ago by Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, the founder of Ohr Naava, each successive year has seen the event flourish significantly with an increasing numbers of girls and women in attendance. In addition, the Avinu Malkeinu lectures have now gone global, with appearances by a rotating group of speakers in such places as London and Manchester in England, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Queens, Miami, Lakewood, Chicago, Monsey, Toronto and Jerusalem, Israel. Always a commanding and erudite presence, Rabbi Eli Mansour, shlita focused his remarks in this year’s Avinu Malkeinu address to the ubiquitous and tragic addiction to electronic gadgets, including phone, computers, laptops and other technological devices that are so prevalent in our 21st century culture. He said that the addiction to “screens” of all

LI Town Says It Welcomes Unwanted Columbus Statues By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh

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oseph Saladino, the supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay, said last Wednesday that his town would open its arms to display any unwanted statues of Columbus. The Republican leader was welcomed with nods of approval at the Order Sons of Italy in America group’s Massapequa headquarters. Liberal Democratic New York City officials have been deliberating about whether to take down the statue of Christopher Columbus from Columbus Circle and other Manhattan localities. The well-known heroic sailor who discovered America in 1492, has been under speculation, as some activists are condemning Columbus as an imperialist colonizer who murdered and enslaved natives from the Caribbean. The review was prompted following the violent confrontations between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Virginia last month. Protestors have rallied in Columbus circle for both sides of the slippery politically correct battle, regarding the 100-yearold statues. “You don’t want it, we’ll take it here,” said Mr. Saladino. Local leaders in Oyster Bay already have a plan to display any and all evicted Columbus statues in a prominent spot. Mr. Saladino

called on Mayor de Blasio, “and other radical mayors around the nation to not remove their statues of Christopher Columbus.” NYC’s Mayor has set up a commission to evaluate controversial statues around the city. Mr. Saladino, a former New York State assemblyman, also took issue with NYC Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, for her recent call for to remove the Columbus Circle statue. He contended that Columbus actually took the hard stance of punishing crew members who committed transgressions. “Removing the Christopher Columbus statue is a slight against Italian-Americans,” said Frank Gatto, member and past-President of the Sons of Italy lodge. He said that, if need be, the lodge would raise funds to transport any such statues and Joseph Saladino, the erect them in the Massapequa supervisor of the Town Triangle park. “You’re looking of Oyster Bay, said last at a culture 500 years ago and Wednesday that his town none of us were there to know would open its arms to display what really happened, so for any unwanted statues of Mayor de Blasio or any mayor Christopher Columbus in this country to remove a Coand other political leaders in lumbus statue based on that, is the Republican-leaning Town a disgrace,” said Mr. Gatto, addof Oyster Bay also held a public ing that Mr. de Blasio “should event this week together with be proud of his Italian heritage Italian-American groups, to but should be ashamed of himdenounce Mr. de Blasio’s move, self.” A spokeswoman for Mayand to affirm that Columbus or de Blasio, Natalie Grybauskas remains a hero to Italian-Amer- said, “We have no plans to do icans in Massapequa and other anything to the Columbus statue, much less move it to Long Oyster Bay communities. In a news release, the group Island.”

On Monday evening, September 25th, the 12th annual Avinu Malkeinu night of awakening which features addresses by prominent rabbonim and rebbetzins took place at The Palace simcha hall in the Flatbush/Boro Park area.

sorts have led to a deleterious result of being rendered unable to actually communicate with one another, by voice and face to face. Exhorting his audience of thousands of women and girls to try a 90 day period of abstention in which none of the devices that we are normally tethered to and which have taken control of our lives will be used, unless there is a case of emergency. Reminding the assemblage that the traditional period of teshuva, tefilla and tzedaka does not end at the end of the Ne’eilah prayer on Yom Kippur but extends until Zos Chanukah; the last day of Chanukah.

“If you count 90 days from the first day of Rosh HaShana until the last day of Chanukah, you will count 90 days. This is to tell you that your teshuvah and Hashem’s final decree does not come to a culmination at the end of Yom Kippur but we still have a chance to change our ways,” said Rabbi Mansour. Following Rabbi Mansour on the lectern was the inimitable Mr. Charlie Harary. Dazzling audiences around the globe for many years with his electrifying speeches, Mr. Harary is no stranger to the Avinu Malkeinu circuit. Moreover, as an active See Thousands Attend 12TH , page 38

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Price’s Resignation Makes GOP Health Care Push Harder

Jewish Groups ask Qatar to Pressure Hamas for Release IDF Soldiers

By: Walter Metuth

Groups protest outside Qatari embassy in Washington, D.C., ahead of Yom Kippur

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he health secretary’s exit capped a week in which a last-ditch GOP health care bill failed to advance in the Senate. Regaining momentum will be more difficult now that the White House also has to find a replacement for Price. That makes it harder to visualize how the administration and congressional Republicans can fulfill their goal of remaking the health care system along conservative lines, although Trump has said he’s confident a plan can pass early next year. Price, who Trump concluded had become a distraction, had been on the rocks with the president since before the travel flap. A former Republican congressman from Georgia, he proved less helpful than expected on the health care fight. Price played a supporting role while Vice President Mike Pence took the lead, especially with the Senate. The health secretary’s departure, the latest in a list that now includes Trump’s chief of staff, national security adviser, press secretary and two communications directors, is also unlikely to end what has been a steady drip of revelations about potentially inappropriate travel on the part of Cabinet members.

By: Natalie Johnson

J Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks at the Mirmont Treatment Center in Media, Pa., Sept. 15, 2017. Federal investigators say they are reviewing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s recent use of costly charter flights on official business to see if it complied with government travel regulations.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has come under fire for requesting a government aircraft to use on his honeymoon, while Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’d taken three charter flights while in office, including a $12,375 late-night trip from Las Vegas to his home state of Montana in June. The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general has opened an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel on commercial planes.

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee has launched a governmentwide investigation of top political appointees’ travel. Trump ran on a pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington and has taken pride in his efforts to reduce federal spending and negotiate better deals on behalf of American taxpayers. In a memo Friday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said all travel on government-owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft will now See Price’s Resignation , page 36

NFL Ticket Sales Down; New Orleans Saints Owner Makes Statement By: Lawrence Cloverfield

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om Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints, and military veteran, released a bold statement this week. “One of the things I am most proud of is my military service. And there are few things that are more important to me than the honor that I feel we must bestow upon our military men and women – the honor we must show our flag – and standing at attention for our flag and our national anthem is a powerful symbol we must respect. As an owner in the NFL and NBA for years, I have met many players, coaches and staff from seemingly every background possible. But as this week has demonstrated, there are very sensitive, difficult and emotional matters affecting this country. Now more than ever we must find solutions that unite and don’t divide us.” Finally saying what we all wanted to here. “Today, Drew Brees and team leadership stated that our team will stand for the national anthem. Regarding the issues of social injustice, I stand ready to offer our organizations, our players, and our community meaningful support and resources to move from protest to solution.” He further stated a desire to resolve these issues.

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ewish organizations demonstrated outside of the Qatari embassy in Washington, D.C. last Thursday to demand the Gulf emirate use its leverage over Hamas to secure the release of two dead Israeli soldiers slain by the Palestinian terrorist group over three years ago. The protest, organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, featured remarks from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.), who accused Qatar of violating basic human decency in its refusal to pressure Hamas to turn over the bodies of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul. Goldin and Shaul were killed by Hamas militants during a United Nations-brokered ceasefire in the 2014 Gaza war. Goldin, 23, was last seen being dragged into a Hamas tunnel, where pieces of his equipment were found covered in blood and tissue. The demonstration was held one day before Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, and featured speeches by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders. Jewish law recognizes the human body as sacred and requires its burial upon death. Facing unprecedented isolation from its Gulf neighbors over its alleged support for terrorist groups, Qatar earlier this

Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul.

month launched an outreach campaign to the American Jewish community, promising to release the bodies of Goldin and Shaul in exchange for meetings with prominent Jewish leaders. The effort, announced earlier this month in conjunction with the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York City, is being led by Republican strategist Nick Muzin, who heads the New York-based Stonington Strategies PR firm. Qatar is shelling out $50,000 a month to Muzin in an effort to improve its image among the U.S. Jewish community, according to filing records. But the public relations push has so far been met with broad distaste among American Jews. The coalition of faith groups on Thursday accused Qatar of using the remains of Goldin and

Shaul as a "bargaining chip." "American Jewish leaders … will not be bought and human remains are not bargaining chips," said Ron Halber, JCRC's executive director. "If Qatar wants to join the family of nations, they could start by using their influence to immediately and unconditionally release the remains of these two soldiers. We will not rest until our children are properly laid to rest." Halber said Hamas would not exist without the financial support of the Qatari government, which provides millions of dollars to the terrorist group each year. Qatar announced last month it had restored diplomatic relations with Iran, further breaking away from the five Arab nations that have suspended ties with Doha. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)

Women’s March Organizers Accused of Anti-Semitism to Visit College Campuses Speakers have 'history of anti-Zionist comments and celebration of self-proclaimed anti-Semites' By: Rachel Frommer

According to Sports Illustrated, 10 Saints didn’t stand for the anthem last Sunday, though they didn’t kneel either rather they sat on the bench.

With my heart, I respect everyone’s very honest and sincere opinions that I have heard personally on this subject all week. We are committed to work with our players and our community to be unified to create positive change for all citizens. So why is he releasing this? According to Sports Illustrated, 10 Saints didn’t stand for the anthem last Sunday, though they didn’t kneel either rather they sat on the bench. The 10 Saints sat for the anthem who sat for the anthem were: safety Rafael Bush, safety Kenny Vaccaro, safety Chris Banjo, defensive end Alex Okafor, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, defensive end Cameron Jordan, running back Adrian Peterson, running back Alvin Kamara, running back Mark Ingram and receiver Brandon Coleman.

It’s nice to see that there are still some patriots in these positions in our great Country. In a related development, NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who is at the center of the “kneeling during the national anthem” controversy, recently made a $25,000 donation to the Chicago-based organization Assata’s Daughters as part of a $1,000,000 pledge. Assata’s Daughters is named after Former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1970’s. Shakur show state trooper Werner Foerster, killing him, and was sentenced to life in prison. Assata Shakur escaped prison and now lives in Cuba as a fugitive. Shakur, whose legal name is JoAnne Chesimard, is currently on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. (STEADFASTANDLOYAL.COM)

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omen's March co-organizers who have been accused of anti-Semitism are scheduled to appear at two college campuses next month. Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland will be heading first to Johns Hopkins University, to open the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, a 50-year-old celebrated student organization. The Oct. 2 panel discussion at Johns Hopkins will be followed up by an Oct. 11 appearance, sans Bland, at the University of South Florida. The topic at USF will be "intersectionality and divestment," according to the announcement from USF Divest, an anti-Israel coalition of students and faculty. The leaders of the Jewish Student Association at Johns Hopkins, Aaron Pultman and Serena Frechter, co-wrote an open letter expressing their respect for free speech, but noting that "these women hold some views that we … find deeply disturbing."

Linda Sarsour has a well-documented track record of inflammatory remarks about reformers of Islam and Zionists, including comparing the latter to white supremacists, and has supported Palestinian terrorists who murdered Jews

"[They] have a history of anti-Zionist comments and celebration of self-proclaimed anti-Semites. Some of them deride Zionism as inherently oppressive and declare that one cannot be a Zionist while supporting equality in the U.S., directly excluding many members of our community from their fight for equality," wrote Pultman and Frechter. "Their claims transcend what is considered acceptable dis-

course. Furthermore, as Jews we are especially troubled by their embrace of leaders such as Louis Farrakhan, an avowed anti-Semite. We believe that praising Hitler and peddling in conspiracy should disqualify someone from being touted as an inspiration." As the leader of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan "has built a legacy of divisiveness as the See Women’s March Organizers , page 38


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Catalan Government: 90% Voted for Independence Catalonia's leader says the region won the right to break away from Spain, as his government says 90 percent of voters backed independence By: A7 Staff

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atalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont said on Sunday night that the region won the right to break away from Spain, as his government claimed that 90 percent of voters backed inde-

Catalans vote in referendum

Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont (pictured above) said on Sunday night that the region won the right to break away from Spain, as his government claimed that 90 percent of voters backed independence in a referendum that is not recognized by the Spanish government.

pendence in a referendum that is not recognized by the Spanish government. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared the Sunday plebiscite had been blocked, saying "today there has not been a self-determination referendum in Catalonia," AFP reported. At least 92 people were confirmed injured out of a total of 844 who needed medical attention, Catalan authorities said, as police cracked down on the vote, which Spain's central government branded a "farce". The interior ministry said 33 police required treatment as a

result of the clashes. The violence raised alarm abroad and further heightened tensions between Rajoy's government and the authorities in Catalonia in the worst political crisis in Spain in decades. Rajoy called the vote a process that "only served to sow division, push citizens to confrontation and the streets to revolt", but left the door potentially open to negotiations on greater autonomy for the region, noted AFP. Puigdemont, who governs Catalonia, said in an address afSee Catalan Government: 90% , page 37

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Deadly Attack in Marseille By: Walter Metuth

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he man who allegedly stabbed two young women to death in Marseille, France Sunday had been arrested and then released by police two days before the incident. French authorities said the suspect, who went by multiple identities was stopped by police in Lyon on Sept. 29 for suspected shoplifting, but he was released for a lack of evidence. The man had reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar," (God is great) as he stabbed the two women at Marseille's main train station before French soldiers gunned him down. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack through its official news agency. Police video is said to show the suspect stabbing one woman, disappearing, and re-emerging moments later to attack his second victim. He ran straight toward soldiers who opened fire and killed him. The attacker and his victims have not been publicly identified. Police shut down and sealed off the station and French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb immediately went to Marseille. French prosecutors have opened a counter-terrorism probe, but Collomb has not yet formally declared it a terror attack. French President Emmanuel

French police point a gun at a man on the ground (C) as a stabbed woman lies (L) while soldiers secure the area following an attack on Oct. 1, 2017 at the Saint-Charles main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille.

Macron tweeted that he is "deeply outraged" by the "barbarous" attack while praising the swift but cool-headed response by the soldiers. France has been in a state of emergency since November 2015 after Islamic extremists attacked a concert hall in Paris and several bars. Ten months earlier, gunmen had opened fire in the offices of the satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo and later seized hostages in a kosher supermarket. There have been several other terror attacks in France since then, including one in Nice in July 2016 where 86 people were killed when a driver ran down pedestrians celebrating Bastille

Day. The prosecutor, Francois Molins, told a news conference that the suspect, who was shot dead by a French soldier, went by seven different identities. One such identity named him as "Ahmed H”, born in 1987 in Tunisia. He had shown a Tunisian passport when last stopped by police in the city of Lyon on September 29 on suspicion of robbery. He was subsequently released by police for lack of evidence on September 30, the day before Sunday's attack. "The attacker had been pointed out on seven different times since 2005, under seven different identities. The last time, on SepSee Islamic State Claims , page 37

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Europeans Intensify Lobbying to Preserve Iran Deal By: Jamie Dettmer

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ranian diplomats say they expect President Donald Trump to abandon the international deal restricting Tehran's nuclear activities. They are intensifying their lobbying of European governments, especially the signatories to the agreement, France, Britain and Germany, hoping they can dissuade the U.S. administration from repudiating the agreement. And in the event the U.S. repudiates the deal, then Tehran is urging Europeans not to join Washington in re-imposing sanctions. The Iranians say if Europe and the other signatories, Russia and China, stick with the deal and don’t join a renewed sanctions regime, then Tehran will continue to adhere to the agreement. Iran’s foreign secretary, Mohammad Javad Zarif, highlighted that appeal in an interview with British newspapers published Saturday, warning that if Europe followed Washington’s lead if the Trump administration abandons the deal, Iran would resume uranium enrichment and other aspects of its nuclear program at a more advanced level than before the deal was struck.

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The U.S. State Department is due to certify to Congress

Group picture taken at the UN building in Vienna after Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal.

in two weeks time whether Iran has been complying with the terms of the deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. Trump has said he has made up his mind already, but hasn't told European leaders his decision, including Britain’s Theresa May, who asked him reportedly at a bilateral meeting at the UN last month. Trump has been a stern critic of what his predecessor, Barack Obama, saw as a signature foreign policy achievement. Dubbing it a “bad deal,” Trump pledged during his campaign for the White House last year to rip up the agreement. And in New York in a speech last month at the UN, he described the deal as an “embarrassment,” saying it was “one of

the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Although the Trump administration has not offered any examples of JCPOA non-compliance by Iran, the belligerency of the President’s comments has heightened impressions that he’s laying the groundwork for the State Department to withhold certification on October 15. The administration is required to report to Congress every 90 days on the deal. Iran’s intense lobbying effort has two main purposes, say analysts: to get the Europeans to press Washington not to walk away, and in the event President Trump does, to try to ensure the Europeans don’t follow suit — a See Europeans Intensify Lobbying , page 37


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The Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award Gala: Planting Seeds for a Better Israel By: Julie Sagoskin

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he Jewish National Fund, which continues to develop everything from schools to culinary programs in Israel, held their annual Jewish National Fund’s Tree of Life™ award dinner on Wednesday, September 13th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The event is JNF’s biggest regional fundraiser for the organization’s important work in Israel, and honored those in the community who inspire others and who have worked tirelessly to ensure JNF continues to grow and realize its mission. From forestry and green innovations to community building and Zionist education and advocacy, JNF is much more than an organization known widely for their tree planting in Israel. Corcoran CEO Pamela Liebman and JNFuture’s board member Jonathan Gertman were selected to receive awards for their work and passion surrounding JNF programs and initiatives both here and in Israel.

Corcoran CEO Pamela Liebman and JNFuture’s board member Jonathan Gertman were selected to receive awards for their work and passion surrounding JNF programs and initiatives both here and in Israel. The New York Real Estate Leonard Tree of Life™ Award, a humanitarian honor given in recognition of outstanding community involvement, dedication to the cause of American-Israeli friendship, and devotion to peace and security of human life, was awarded to Corcoran CEO Pamela Liebman for her continuous support of charitable and humanitarian organizations. In 2015, the dinner was renamed in honor of the late Leonard Litwin who was a longtime friend and supporter of Jewish National Fund and Israel, and a pillar of the New York City real estate industry. “It is an honor to receive the award, and an opportunity to focus attention on the extraordinary work and achievements Jewish National Fund has made in its commitment to the land, the people and the future of Israel,” said Liebman on what JNF means to her. According to the Corcoran CEO, “being a Jewish woman has been a plus for me in my career. The industry that I chose, real estate, is an inclusive one open to women succeeding at all levels.

Pamela Liebman

Gary Jacob of Manhattan-based Glenwood Property Management; Jewish National Fund President Jeffrey E. Levine of Manhattan-based The Douglaston Companies; Corcoran CEO Pamela Liebman; David Greenbaum of Manhattan-based Vornado Realty Trust; Michael T. Cohen of Manhattan-based Colliers International; and Ofer Yardeni of Manhattan-based Stonehenge Management. (Photo by Perry Bindelglass)

ily and JNF, especially CEO Russell Robinson, who she said “works tirelessly to build a better and more prosperous Israel. This incredible organization enables Israel to be better in every possible way and I am so grateful to receive this award.” Jonathan Gertman, recipient of the Gregory A. Davis Leadership Award, is Vice President of Development at The NRP Group, a national developer and builder of multifamily housing, and chair of New York City’s JNFutureBoard. “Serving as a leader of JNF’s young leadership division has been a great honor over the last six years. The creative leadership and bold vision of JNF keeps the organization as vibrant and relevant as the state of Israel. Jewish National Fund lives the words of Theodor Herzl each and every day, and I am Jonathan Gertman proud to be part of making the dreams It is very much a business of connec- of our ancestors a reality.” The Jewish National Fund began in tions and community, and no group of people networks and builds communi- 1901 as a dream and vision to reesty better than the Jewish people, espe- tablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over cially Jewish women.” Dinner Co-chair and famed photog- collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxrapher Annie Leibovitz presented her es, purchasing land and planting trees good friend Pamela Liebman with her until ultimately, their dream of a Jewaward and told the audience “this is a ish homeland was a reality. JNF gives humanitarian award given to outstand- all generations of Jews a unique voice ing people and Pam is an outstanding in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people. leader, a friend, a mother.” JNF board member, Phil Brody, said Mrs. Liebman also thanked her fam-

Gary Jacob, Executive Vice President, Glenwood Property Management and Liebman. (Photo by Perry Bindelglass)

“the gala is a great way to honor people who have done a lot for JNF, the community and their industry. JNF is developing a lot of programs in the desert, establishing new communities and helping the disabled in Israel. They build reservoirs and work on developments that are beneficial for the people of Israel and the money raised goes right to these programs.”

JNF CEO Russell Robinson, who has turned JNF into a leading force in the state of Israel, is most proud of the organization’s work in the Negev. Blueprint Negev aims to improve quality of life for all residents of the region and encourage a population shift away from crowded, expensive central Israel. Today, Be’er Sheva and the surrounding communities are blooming in a once barren desert.

“Being a Jewish woman has been a plus for me in my career. The industry that I chose, real estate, is an inclusive one open to women succeeding at all levels. It is very much a business of connections and community, and no group of people networks and builds community better than the Jewish people, especially Jewish women” – Pamela Liebman

This year’s award honors Pamela Liebman for her continuous support of charitable and humanitarian organizations. Famed-photographer Annie Liebovitz presented Liebman with her award. (Photo by Perry Bindelglass)

Jewish National Fund President Jeffrey E. Levine of Manhattan-based The Douglaston Companies; Liebman; and Jeff Levin’s wife, Randi. (Photo by Perry Bindelglass)

Most recently, JNF has been credited with creating a culinary hub in the Northeast Galili. The Billion Dollar Roadmap campaign is designed to make a ten-year, $1 billion investment in the future of Israel. To learn more, listen to JNF’s new podcast, IsraelCast or visit JNF.org to get more involved in the Tri-State area, from volunteering to donating to visiting Israel.


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Netanyahu Denies Israeli Involvement Abbas: I Will Continue Terrorist Payments in Kurdish Independence Vote PA chairman reiterates his supports for Arabs who committed terrorist attacks against Israelis

Netanyahu responded to conspiracy theories promoted by leaders in Muslim-majority countries that Israel is somehow behind the Kurdish drive for self-determination. Edited by: JV Staff

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ollowing a recent referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq, for which Israeli officials voice support, leaders throughout the Middle East have launched accusations regarding the Jewish state’s involvement in Kurdish affairs. Among the leaders who accused Israel of working behind the scenes to aid the Kurds are Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Islamic terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon. Nasrallah accused Israel of supporting Kurdish statehood, describing the independence referendum as “a U.S.-Israeli plot to carve up the region.” Erdogan on Saturday blamed Israeli secret service Mossad for Iraqi Kurdistan’s decision to become independent. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau responded to these charges, noting, “I understand why those who support Hamas and want to see the Mossad everywhere that is uncomfortable for them, but Israel had no part in the Kurdish referendum, apart from the deep, natural sympathy that the people of Israel have had for many years for the Kurdish people and their aspirations.”

People celebrate in Kirkuk to show their support for the independence referendum

Last month, during his historic trip to Latin America, Netanyahu stated that Israel “supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to attain a state of its own,” but rejects the PKK’s acts of terrorism committed in the name of Kurdish statehood. In a direct jab at Turkey, which has been the target of the PKK’s attacks, the statement, issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, said that “Israel rejects the PKK and considers it a terrorist organization, as opposed to Turkey, which supports the terror organization Hamas.” The Kurdistan Workers’ Party has been engaged for 32 years in an armed conflict against Turkey for cultural and political rights

and self-determination for the Kurdish people. Last August, WIN reported that the Kurdish PKK group carried out three bombings in Turkey, killing at least 12 people. At the time, WIN reported that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party launched simultaneous bomb attacks targeting police vehicles in the city of Diyarbakir and the town of Kiziltepe, killing eight people. In addition, four Turkish soldiers were killed in a PKK attack near the border with Iraq. In Kiziltepe, the PKK targeted a bus carrying police, killing three and wounding some 25, including at least five children aged between two and five.  (WORLD ISRAEL NEWS)

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alestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his support for Arabs who were captured or killed while committing terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. In an interview with Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Abbas stated that, "Israel incites the US to see prisoners and martyrs as terrorists. They are soldiers and the sons of our nation...and they are the martyrs of the Palestinian people. And since then (1965), we have provided them [and their families] with allowances." "Israel and the US says that this is supporting terrorism...I will not back down on this issue. The families of the martyrs will continue to receive their allowances in full." he added. In response to the question of whether the allowances will continue to be extended to prisoners in Israeli prisons, Abbas answered, "certainly." Israel and the US have pressed the PA to halt its payments to terrorists for years on the grounds that the policy encourages Arabs to attack Israelis. The PA policy of paying higher salaries to terrorists serving longer sentences means that the more heinous the and deadly the terror attack, the more the terrorist is rewarded by the PA for committing murder. According to Palestinian Authority figures, the monthly al-

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his support for Arabs who were captured or killed while committing terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens.

lowance per prisoner is higher than that of an active member of the PA security forces. The PA budget for payments to terrorists in Israeli prisons skyrocketed to $158 million in 2017. The US Congress is currently considering the 'Taylor Force Act,' a bill which would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority as long as it continued its policy of payments to terrorists. The bill is named after Taylor Force, a former United States Army officer who was murdered in a stabbing attack in 2016, while walking along the Jaffa boardwalk. On Sept 9, INN reported that the Taylor Force Act was attached to the 2018 Foreign Operations budget in the Senate. The move means the legislation is almost certainly assured

of being enforced in the United States from next year. The Taylor Force Act would cut U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it ends its policy which distributes $300 million to terrorists and their families annually. However, original sponsor Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) feared that because of the tight schedule facing the Senate over coming weeks, the legislation would not reach a vote before the entire Senate, ahead of the deadline for legislation to take effect in the next fiscal year. Graham decided on to attach the legislation to the foreign operations budget, which was approved by the Senate Committee on Appropriations, acSee Abbas: I Will Continue , page 37

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The Hypocrisy of Spain in the Wake of Catalonia Vote

uick, where is Catalonia located? No, it's not in California but rather a semi-autonomous region within the Kingdom of Spain. It sits the most eastern part of that nation, resting right alongside the Mediterranean Ocean. It's been in the news recently because the people of that area desired to free themselves of Spanish rule and become an independent state. But the Spanish authorities had, for years, turned thumbs down such a proposal, leading to a referendum vote just completed this past Sunday, in which the residents of Catalonia actually voted to secede. And according to the Catalonian representatives, 90 percent of the ballots cast were for independence with 2,020,144 voting "Yes" and only 176,144 voting "No." So, where are we going with this. Spain, along with other nations have for what seems an untold number of years have totally supported an independent Palestinian state carved out of the state of Israel. And many of them, including Spain have squashed peoples in their own nations from being independent from their Mother states. Turkey bombs separatist leaning Kurdish villages and Iraq is totally opposed to Kurdistan's referendum for independence. Russia invaded the Ukraine in what appears to be an attempt to place it back into the Soviet's domain. England went to war against Argentina in order to retain control of the Falkland Islands that lay about 2,000 miles from its own shores. But they all, totally argue at the UN and in their own legislative halls for Israel to grant Palestine their own state. Big difference here with these other nations and Israel and Palestine. Israel's Deputy Prime Minister slammed Madrid's shoutdown of the referendum's outcome, making note of Spain's endless support for Palestinian statehood. "For many years Spain lectured us about how we

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need to give national rights to the Palestinian Arabs. Today we see their hypocrisy, as Spain didn't even want to allow the Catalans to hold a referendum on independence." In other words, when it comes to the advice and lecturing of European leaders to Israel, the lesson is "Do as I say, and not as I do." Of course, there is a big difference between the Spanish thing with the Catalonians and Israel with the Palestinians. The Catalans are citizens of Spain. The Palestinians have no such relationships with Israel. The Catalans are not terrorists, they do not kill other Spaniards nor do they call for the destruction of their homeland. The Catalans are a united people and the Palestinians are made up of factions such as Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, their ruling areas separated by Israel who is their announced enemy. The Catalans have not sworn to destroy Spain once their nation is up and running. The Palestinians have given their word that once they are independent, they will continue to call for and actually make war on Israel. When all is said and done, those nations that have endlessly called for an independent Palestinian state have turned thumbs down on their own citizens who wish to secede from them. It's too bad that these countries cannot and will not admit that the Palestinians, whose cause they hold so dear are nothing more than terrorists who have absolutely no desire to be a peace-loving neighbor to Israel and who have not yet shown any capability of ruling themselves. Perhaps, many years from now when they become civilized and cast off their brutality they will earn the right to rule themselves. But until then, let them stew in their own juices and try to learn how to be a human rights loving, freedom caring and friendly nation not only to Israel but to the world.

Politically Correct “Madness”

ike primitive man's obsession with a com- painful history of segregation and repression." She et's trail streaking across the heavens, the then added that she would be open to discussions madness of Political Correctness has cap- about renaming the county if it's what people wanttivated the attention of this country's pro- ed to do. There you go! Pandora's box in Broward gressives to the point that their mindless attempts County has now been opened up. Just the thought to correct any social injustices they deem hurtful of renaming countless buildings, changing maps, to them are perceived as threats to our future ex- birth certificates, letterheads and a million other istence as a nation. They are blinded by the need official do-overs is absolutely mind boggling. Logic to clean house of all the memories of what they is not in this equation. But this sort of lunaconsider at any given cy has been evidenced moment as past hatred in our own backyard. against a specified group. Going back about 10 And the key is that they years ago, it was discovconsider themselves ered that Corbin Place, a the final judges on such street in the Manhattan matters. Beach section of BrookSo, let's take a ganlyn, was named after an der at the madness now Austin Corbin who acgrowing by leaps and tually owned the area in bounds in South Florithe late 1800's and was da's Broward County, an a renowned anti-Semite area of over 2,200 square who banned Jews from miles, with a population living there. Manhattan of over 2 million and Beach is now practically growing at more than 10 all Jewish with homes percent a year. It boasts ranging in price upwards the city of Fort Lauderof over one million doldale, an international lars on the street named airport and ocean beaches to die for. Its name- A street in the Manhattan Beach section of for him. He also served sake was a guy named Brooklyn was named after an Austin Corbin who as the Secretary of the Napoleon Bonaparte actually owned the area in the late 1800's and American Society for the Broward, who served as was a renowned anti-Semite who banned Jews Suppression of Jews. The furor over changing the the state's governor from from living there. name of the street died 1905 to 1908. And that's the rub. Some of Gov. Browards' writings dating out after the residents of that block found other back to his years in office that called for blacks to things to worry about. We call on all sane Americans to concentrate have their own separate and independent nation within the United States were discovered in some on keeping this nation together and to cease and ancient archive in September and now a growing desist from our mishigoss which seems to want movement has popped up to remove a statue of to pull us apart and to have face offs pitting one race against another, ethnicity against ethnicity his that sits in front of the county's courthouse. To throw a bit of fuel to the slowly simmering fire and class against class. Let's be proud of where we of political correctness, the black Mayor of County, are and accept and protect the history of this great Barbara Sharief, was quoted in the Sun-Sentinel as nation that provides us all with the liberty and follows: "We need to decide as a community what freedom to speak our minds, even though we may we are going to do about these daily reminders of a sometimes appear to have lost the latter.

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Letters to the Editor A Trenchant Ride Through MTA History Dear Editor: The recent New York City Transit Museum's antique bus display as part of the annual downtown Brooklyn Atlantic Antic festival was a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to make change and drive, at the same time. No one dared bring any food on the bus or leave any litter behind. You had to pay separate fares to ride either the bus or subway. Now there are Metro Cards affording free transfers between bus and subway, along with discounted weekly or monthly fares. Employee transit checks to help cover the costs didn't exist decades ago. As a teenagers, riding the old subway cars in the 1960's was a time when 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, by 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 virtually no fare evasion. Previous generations of both bus and subway riders survived daily commutes with no air conditioning. All they had for comfort were overhead fans. Air conditioned buses and subway cars that we all take for granted today were virtually non existent up until the time of the 1964-65 Worlds Fair. Air conditioned buses were still a novelty. It was not until 1966, that NYC Transit first purchased over 600 buses with this new feature. Subsequently, all future new buses would include air conditioning. By the early 1990's, 100% of the bus fleet was air conditioned. Fast forward to today, and you can see how MTA public transportation is still one of the best bargains in town. Riders can count on air conditioned buses, subway and commuter rail cars working close to 99% on a daily basis. Sincerely,

Larry Penner

Terrorism IS Terrorism Dear Editor: Sending flowers and teddy bears to the murdered victims from the London Bridge Islamic jihad attack, and now the newest attack in London, won't stop the next terror attack. When the Palestinian Arabs murder unarmed Israeli children and adults in the name of jihad, and the world is silent, but loudly condemns that same jihadi terrorism in London and elsewhere, this only serves to encourage it. You can’t choose which terrorism you like and which you dislike. Jihad terrorism is jihad terrorism no matter where it occurs. And is never justified or excusable. What will stop Islamic terror is simple but not easy. Imams, Muslims, all who practice Islam must begin citing the many specific passages of the Koran, the Hadiths of Muhammad and Sharia Law which tell their flock that jihad, killing infidels and Jews are holy acts and denounce these passages as wrong, despite

their appearance in holy texts. Unless and until this happens, we will continue to have more deaths. This is not bias, but fact. Not all who practice Islam will commit jihad but some are doing so. We see their bloody work on an almost daily basis. France has a program called "Stop the Jihad." Islamic and all religious leaders should stand together and denounce these passages. Some examples: A command in the Koran: "Fight against those to whom the Scriptures were given [i.e. Jews and Christians]… until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Koran 9:29); Sacred saying of Muhammad, part of Hamas’ Charter: "You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, '0 'Abdullah! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' ” Sincerely

Ginette Weiner, Scottsdale, AZ

The Media War on Trump Dear Editor: The head honchos in the hardened bunkered war rooms of MSNBC, CBS, CNN, ABC NPR, PBS, the NYT, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and on and on, are not uniformed nor do they wear military eagles or stars on their jackets, yet they are the planners of the battle plan and the campaigners to defeat and bring down the administration of President Trump. Sadly, these members of the media, the Fourth Estate, those who are still guaranteed their freedom of speech, to write their opinions without fear of being shut down by the government, are committing suicide by joining together, as one, with the likes of the street mobs clamoring to destroy the Constitution. Apparently unbeknownst to them, they are supporting the demagogues such as George Soros and Barack Obama who are now invisibly leading the forces of chaos and revolt throughout the land. If this revolution is successful, their voices will be silenced. It happened in Germany, Cuba, Venezuela and is clearly taking shape and form within our borders. What makes these media giants deaf, dumb and blind to the threats to their Constitutional freedoms once the rioters, the thugs wielding homemade flame throwers, those who tear down public statues and burn down cities with the police standing idly by have destroyed our liberties? Once the Black Lives Matter, Occupy

Movement, the Islamists and the Constitution bashing Marxists take over do they think they'll be permitted to speak out with the freedoms they have now? Will anyone be able to express his or her opinions around the card table or on the golf course without being beaten, chained and hauled off to an American styled Siberia or Auschwitz for speaking out as a racist, gay basher, Islamophobe or woman hater? Juan Williams, the Fox News pundit was tossed out of his job by NPR for speaking honestly about Muslims. Yet he is in the forefront of shutting down free speech for others by referring to Republicans as "Fascists." Is he aware that the Democrat Party in which he proudly claims membership was the "Hate Black" party that still enslaves them with food stamps, abortions and hand outs? His Leftist buddies, were they in control of the nation (as he wants) would toss him out the window in a white-hooded moment if he ever uttered a non PC word. We are now headed down the slippery slope to totalitarianism, fascism and one party rule and those who would suffer the most are sadly in the lead. Recall where those who initially supported Nazism and the Soviet Revolution ended up. Something about paying the penalty for not studying and learning about the past pops up in my head. Sincerely

Alan Bulwarky

Wants Infrastructure Improvements in Lakewood Dear Editor, Over the years, there seems to have been a push by the township to increase housing in Lakewood. In my opinion, although it is important to look to the future, it is also important to look back and take note that there has been too much effort put into increasing housing and not enough emphasis placed on improving the infrastructure. I feel that this has to be reversed

in order for there to be a proper correction in town. Going forward, the boards and the committee must take a forceful stance against new housing. Variances should only be granted on veryrare occasions. No more spot zoning should take place in Lakewood. Sincerely,

Avraham Sharaby


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The Future of the New Democratic Party The openly anti-Semitic wing of the DNC no longer has a reason to hide By: Caroline Glick

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ince 2015, Britain has been one election away from having an antisemitic prime minister backed by antisemitic voters. If current trends in the Democratic Party continue, in the not-so-distant future, the United States might be in the same position. Two years ago, Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain’s main opposition Labor Party. That officially put an end to Tony Blair’s alignment of the Labor Party with the political center in Britain, both in economic and in foreign affairs. Corbyn is an antisemite. He refers to Hezbollah and Hamas – two terrorist groups that openly support the genocide of world Jewry and the annihilation of the Jewish state – as “our friends.” He has shared stages with Hamas terrorists and Holocaust- deniers. Since his ascension to leadership of the Labor Party, he has overseen the mainstreaming of antisemitic actions and rhetoric by his party members and supporters. Shortly after Corbyn’s election, repeated, well-publicized acts of antisemitism by senior Labor Party members forced Corbyn to call for an investigation of the phenomenon. He appointed his ally Shami Chakrabarti to oversee the effort. The Chakrabarti report – first

presented at a Labor Party conference convened last June for that purpose – was not merely a whitewash. It effectively denied that it is possible to be concerned with antisemitism without being racially insensitive to other minority groups. In other words, concern for antisemitism is a form of racism in and of itself. As for Corbyn himself, he couldn’t be clearer about his feelings. His remarks at his conference on antisemitism were antisemitic. Corbyn insisted that it’s wrong “to assume that a Jewish friend is wealthy, part of some kind of financial or media conspiracy or takes a particular position on politics in general, or on Israel and on Palestine in particular.” After all, not all Jews are bad, rich Jews who run the media and support Israel. If that wasn’t enough, Corbyn then proceeded to allege that Israel is as evil as Islamic State. In his words, “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel and the Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for those various self-styled Islamic states and organizations.” Since then, according to Jewish Labor Party members, Corbyn has refused to take any steps to diminish the increasingly strident antisemitic rhetoric and character of his party.

This then brings us to the American Democratic Party. Over the past week, two incidents occurred that indicate that the party of Harry Truman and Bill Clinton is becoming increasingly comfortable with blaming the Jews.

Giraldi’s piece included all the classic antisemitic tropes: Jews control the media and culture; they control US foreign policy; and they compel non-Jewish dupes to fight wars for Israel, to which the treacherous Jews of America are loyal. Giraldi recommended barring Jews from serving in gov-

The article, “America’s Jews are Driving America’s Wars,” was written by Philip Giraldi (pictured above) a fellow former CIA officer and outspoken Jew-hater. Giraldi’s piece included all the classic antisemitic tropes: Jews control the media and culture; they control US foreign policy; and they compel nonJewish dupes to fight wars for Israel, to which the treacherous Jews of America are loyal.

First, last Thursday, Obama loyalist and former CIA operative Valerie Plame approvingly shared a fiercely antisemitic article on her Twitter feed. The article, “America’s Jews are Driving America’s Wars,” was written by Philip Giraldi, a fellow former CIA officer and outspoken Jew-hater.

ernment positions and participating in public debates related to the Middle East. And, he added, if an American Jewish Israel-backer refuses to recuse himself, the media should duly label him, “Jewish and an outspoken supporter of the State of Israel.” Such a label, he contended, “would be kind of like a warning

label on a bottle of rat poison.” Plame, who ultimately issued a contrite, defensive apology for circulating Giraldi’s anti-Jewish screed, initially justified her decision to repost the article and say it was “thoughtful.” She added, “Many neocon hawks ARE Jewish.” And she should know. Plame rose to fame in 2003, when she was at the center of a chain of events that led to the delegitimization of Jewish neo-conservatives in the Bush administration through a campaign of antisemitic innuendo and legal persecution. In 2003, Plame’s husband, former diplomat Joe Wilson, published an article in The New York Times in which he falsely denied White House claims that Saddam Hussein had sought to purchase uranium yellow cake from Niger for the purpose advancing his nuclear program. Apparently in retaliation for his false allegations, then-deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage leaked to syndicated columnist Robert Novak that Wilson’s wife Valerie was a CIA officer. Plame was a covert operative at the time, making Armitage’s leak a crime. The Justice Department appointed special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to oversee the investigation and prosecute the leak. Fitzgerald knew almost from the outset that Armitage was the source of the leak. Yet he failed to prosecute him.

Instead, Fitzgerald went on a fishing expedition to root out then-vice president Richard Cheney’s Jewish chief of staff Scooter Libby. After a multiyear investigation, Libby, who did not leak Plame’s identity, was indicted and convicted on a specious count of perjury. The effect of Libby’s indictment, prosecution and conviction was to place all his fellow Jews in the Bush national security team under constant and deeply antisemitic scrutiny. This defamation of Jewish American security experts in many ways paved the way for Barack Obama’s wholesale use of antisemitic undertones to defend his nuclear deal with Iran. As Omri Ceren from the Israel Project recalled in a long series of Twitter posts after Plame circulated Giraldi’s article, Obama and his advisers repeatedly argued that “lobbyists” and Israel were seeking to convince lawmakers not to act in the US’s best interest. Instead they tried to manipulate senators into defending Israel and oppose Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, to the detriment of America. These exhortations, made repeatedly by Obama and his surrogates were then expanded upon and made explicit by their political allies in places like the Ploughshares Foundation, which served as focal points of Obama’s media campaign on behalf of the Iran nuclear deal. See The Future of the New , page 36

Terror and Tolerance in Jerusalem: Traversing the Educational Minefield By Tova Markowitz

dergraduate students, roughly a events that cater to students fifth of whom are Arabs, most from all cultural backgrounds, aving become all too hailing from East Jerusalem including a communal Ramafamiliar with terror neighborhoods like Sur Baher, dan dinner and a joint celebraattacks here in Israel, Shu'afat, Beit Hanina and Issaw- tion for Hanukkah, Christmas we understand that iya, areas most often associated and the holiday of the Prophet these acts of aggression are or- with grim, post-terror attack Muhammad. Most importantly, students in all academic chestrated to disrupt, destroy news broadcasts. and cause deep physical pain and emotional distress. They are also intended as instruments of extreme political and cultural polarization. Following an attack, there is always a multiplicity of analyses that revolve around “us” and “them,” a collective but isolating barrage of finger pointing from all sides. On the average Israeli college campus, terror attacks are followed by a slew of sharp comments and assorted expressions of anger and fear. But in the end, the undergraduate student body tends to band together in solidarity with a single side, Ono Academic College’s multi-cultural campus in Jerusalem or makes the conscious decision Our objective is to not only programs are required to take to remain wholly indifferent. However, such is not the case make higher education acces- a course entitled “Israeli Idenon Ono Academic College’s sible to students from all back- tity: The Challenge of Living multi-cultural campus in Jeru- grounds but create educational Together.” While these social events salem, where I have been the environments that allow them Deputy General Manager for to thrive. However, outside fac- and educational tools lay the more than three years. On our tors, like terror attacks and the groundwork for open diauniquely inclusive college cam- fear that surrounds them, trans- logue and generally stem the pus, every incident of terror or forms our task into a daunting tides of discontent, there are always incidents that trigger political unrest is both a cause challenge. In an effort to give everyone harsh reactions from our stufor great concern as well as an exciting opportunity for growth. on campus an equal voice, stu- dent body, an unusually diverse In addition to the 1,500 Ul- dents are included in round group that constantly struggles tra-Orthodox women and men tables discussions about vari- to reject popular biases in fawho attend classes on alter- ous issues related to multicul- vor of tolerance and cultural nating days in pursuit of their turalism and the challenge of understanding. One such incident centered Bachelor's degrees, the campus a shared society. Additionally, plays hosts to another 2,500 un- our calendar is filled with joint upon an exam that took place

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on campus the morning after a stabbing attack on the Temple Mount in which two Border Police officers were killed. As the class assembled in the classroom for the exam, one of the students, an Arab from East Jerusalem, began distributing candies. Several of the students fumed, immediately linking the distribution of candies to joyful celebration following the loss of Israeli life. After assessing the situation, I was able to successfully calm the students down, explaining that the Arab student was simply sharing treats to celebrate her marriage a few days before. Not surprisingly, social media

platforms, where tone and intent can be easily misconstrued, are often our greatest barriers to student unity. In particular, student WhatsApp groups often become extremely heated even over the smallest misunderstandings. And yet, we still find traces of progress amid the pain and confusion. When an Israeli student comes to me to complain that the members of a specific WhatsApp group have been making inappropriate statements about Muslim students, I see that as a small but significant step forward, evidence that we are, in fact, changing the face of Israeli society.

Wishing You All, A Happy and Healthy New Year

Our objective is to not only make higher education accessible to students from all backgrounds but create educational environments that allow them to thrive. These small victories are born out of patience and persistence. Like most other elements of education, the key is commitment, consistency, and calm. There is no magical formula to establishing a true shared society. There See Terror and Tolerance , page 36


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Iconic Feminist Leader At War With the ‘Faux Feminists’ of the Left Why do so many so-called progressives cry out against Zionism while accepting so much violence against women elsewhere in the Middle East? By: Richard Landes

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arlier this month, the UJA Women of the Federation of NY presented Phyllis Chesler with a lifetime achievement award, on which occasion Chesler gave a talk on the problem of what she called Faux-feminism. The respondent was Linda Scherzer, a former CNN news reporter stationed in the Middle East in the 1990s and currently the Director of Community Relations at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Together they fielded questions afterwards. The speech was vintage Phyllis Chesler: Incisive, fearless, and devastating to her “faux-feminists” for refusing to recognize the problems with Islam, thereby betraying their Muslim sisters who are the target of a crushing, veiled war from Muslim men, and compensating for their silence about Muslims with shrill denunciations of Israel for flaws, real and imagined: A postmodern and postcolonial feminism which passionately condemns Christianity and Judaism as the greatest danger to women’s rights but dares not critique religiously supremacist Islam for this same reason; an intersectional “faux feminism” which condemns only Western imperialism and refuses to acknowledge the long history of

Islamic imperialism, colonialism, slavery, anti-black racism, and religious and gender apartheid; a “faux feminism” which is far more concerned with the alleged occupation of a non-existent country, (“Palestine”), than it is with the occupation of women’s bodies, faces, minds, and genitalia world-wide—including those women who are being forcibly face-veiled, death-threatened, and honor killed in the disputed territories; a “faux feminism” which is heartlessly and irrationally anti-Zionist. They have, Chesler insisted, betrayed both Jewish women and women of color, symbolized by their turning on one of the bravest embodiments of women’s self-empowerment, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, independent woman of color. (The largest group signing the petition protesting the Brandeis award was Women’s Studies). Anyone who has followed Chesler’s 21st century writings has heard much of this before. The problem is, as she pointed out rather poignantly, very few have heard this, because, starting with her 2003 cri de Coeur about the “new anti-Semitism,” she has been exiled to an American Gulag, reviews of her books going from the front page of the NYT to the recycle bin of books not reviewed. Indeed, behind

tion to the dangers of renascent hostility to Jews on the left, I was filled with a deep admiration for her persistence. All the polite and some not-soher laconic remarks lies a painpolite dismissals by people in ful experience of being marginpositions of influence–Jewish alized in the movement she had leaders, Israeli officials–all the helped launch, cold-shouldered dismissals for being alarmist, by her sister feminists for her or worse, paranoid, all the loss unforgivably “right-wing” attiof friends and colleagues, and worse, the enemies, the dis-invitations, the exclusion from participating in the public debate… She had been fighting the same Sisyphean battle and paying the same psychological price, for thrice as long as I, a Johnny-Come-Lately of the aughts. And here she still was: Clear, morally grounded, sound-minded, not consumed with anger and resentment, still trying to communicate. When the media pundits and social activists and feminists adopt a scapegoating discourse that Palestinian leaders Earlier this month, the UJA Women of the Federation of NY use in order to blame Israel for presented Phyllis Chesler (on the left in the above photo) with the abuse they systematically a lifetime achievement award, on which occasion Chesler inflict on their own people and gave a talk on the problem of what she called Faux-feminism. especially their own women, The respondent was Linda Scherzer, (on the right in the above where progressives comply with photo) a former CNN news reporter stationed in the Middle East the demands of faux-moderate in the 1990s and currently the Director of Community Relations Muslims insisting that any critat the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Together icism of Muslims for how they they fielded questions afterwards. treat their women is Islamophotudes towards Israel. Long be- ship? More than one woman bic hate-speech, a clear voice fore Linda Sarsour came along, who took the mike talked about like Phyllis Chesler’s is hard to the formula was already in play: their children in college who shy hear indeed. These are not, however, times “You can’t be a feminist and a away from defending Israel because, as one put it, “they want for comfort, for easy friendZionist.” ship, for joining popular soAlthough Chesler had not to have friends.” As Chesler recounted her cial-justice peer groups. These mentioned Linda Sarsour in her formal address, the co-chair career of trying to draw atten- are times that call for courage, of the Women’s March of January 2017 came up almost immediately in Q&A. How could feminists, Jewish feminists, join ranks with a woman who didn’t hesitate to tell Zionists they could not be good feminists, and that, instead they must show solidarity with the deeply misogynist Palestinian leader-

Behind Chesler’s laconic remarks lies a painful experience of being marginalized in the movement she had helped launch, cold-shouldered by her sister feminists for her unforgivably “rightwing” attitudes towards Israel. Long before Linda Sarsour came along, the formula was already in play: “You can’t be a feminist and a Zionist.” for integrity, for braving the gulag of faux-progressive exile, for standing tall for real progressive values, no matter what the cost in faux-friends. If not now, when? Certainly, if young women and men want to make a difference in our world, want to contribute to a genuine tikkun olam, they could hardly do better than looking to Phyllis Chesler’s long, productive, passionate, and courageous career for inspiration. (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN TABLET MAGAZINE)

Richard Landes, a historian living in Jerusalem, is chair of SPME's Council of Scholars. He is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience and is currently writing “They’re so Smart cause We’re so Stupid: A Medievalist Guide to the 21st Century”. He blogs at the Augean Stables. His Twitter feed is @richard_landes.

The NFL Debacle - Standing for the Anthem is the New Counterculture By; Daniel Greenfield

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on’t like millionaire black nationalists in the NFL refusing to stand for the anthem? Too bad! It’s freedom of speech. The same left that decided James Damore didn’t have freedom of speech at Google now insists that football players have it at the NFL. Never mind that the Google engineer was unknown until his firing while NFL players are celebrities whose behavior is televised nationwide to audiences of millions. The left’s recent reunion with free speech came after vocally insisting that free speech was harmful, hurtful and racist. And the reunion didn’t last long. Right after insisting that the right of NFL black nationalists not to stand for the anthem was free speech, the left pivoted to accusing those players still standing for the anthem of “white supremacy”. It’s only free speech if the left agrees. The First Amendment protects unpopular speech as much as it protects popular speech. But popular speech doesn’t need much protecting. It’s unpopular speech that has to be defended. And the nature of unpopular speech has changed. The anthem protests are a sign of how much. When standing for the anthem becomes unpopular speech while demeaning it is

popular speech, then the old measures of what kind of free speech needs defending no longer look anything like they used to. Standing for the anthem has become the new counterculture. The question is, how do we protect it? The biggest threat to free speech isn’t really government action. At least not right now. The Obama era saw ugly crimes against free speech that ranged from the arrest of a filmmaker for a YouTube video offending Muslims to eavesdropping on reporters to using the DOJ to investigate jokes about Obama. But the real free speech threat was a crowdsourced culture war which manufactured its own social sanctions. The culture war is the collision between a secular leftist value system that its followers seek to forcefully impose on the entire country and the existing system of American values. When these two sets of opposing values collide, as they do when conservative speakers come to campus, Christian photographers refuse to participate in gay weddings or a tech company employee questions diversity, the most obvious victim is free speech. But free speech is always the first casualty of the culture war. Speech is the lifeblood of culture. To win a culture war, you have to shut the other side up. In the first phase of the culture war, the left seized the commanding heights of the media.

Movies, television, music, newspapers and radio were consolidated into a network echoing the same ideas. This was largely done without any compulsion though victims of the old Fairness Doctrine might disagree.

lizing infrastructure. If you had enough licenses, printing presses and broadcasting facilities, you didn’t have to forcibly silence anyone. They just couldn’t be heard over the roar of your media machine.

NFL players kneeling during the national anthem

Outliers like conservative talk radio remained, but much like FOX News, they highlighted the homogeneity of the rest of the media. Everyone was getting the same set of political ideas all the time. And, most impressively, a massive propaganda machine had been built without any of the brutality of the old USSR. Instead the machinery of capitalism had created a monopoly constantly spewing socialism. But the old infrastructure model was quickly disrupted by the arrival of the internet. The media coup had monopolized speech by monopo-

The internet broke that model. Anyone could speak to millions with a site, a blog and a tweet. Control was quickly reasserted. The media’s old stable brands were diversified with millennial internet brands. BuzzFeed and CNN might be wildly different in style, but they were vehicles for the same political message. The left still had the advertising industry connections and the networks to dominate messaging. Its entertainment side was expert at commodifying cool. But the internet in general, and social media specifically, had altered the power

relationship. CNN and the New York Times didn’t care if you disagreed with them. You could try writing letters to the editor. You might even summon a small protest outside their headquarters. And it wouldn’t shake their monopoly over speech in any way. But speech on the internet is crowdsourced. The algorithms can be rigged, and occasionally are, but individuals still have too much choice and too much voice. You couldn’t talk back to your TV. But you can talk back to CNN. And people can hear you. The second phase of the culture war can only be won by controlling everyone’s free speech. The media has been trying to rig the game at the big tech company level. It’s gotten Facebook and Google to agree to political censorship under the guise of fighting “fake news” with “fact checking”. But even the term “fake news”, once the banner headline of the media’s censorship crusade, was hijacked by Trump. Once upon a time, derailing a media narrative in such a short time would have been nearly impossible. And that’s why the second phase of the culture war is underway. The internet has made it impossible to proceed with the culture war without destroying free speech. It’s why the New York Times is running serial anti-free speech pieces (even while condemning President Trump

Right after insisting that the right of NFL black nationalists not to stand for the anthem was free speech, the left pivoted to accusing those players still standing for the anthem of “white supremacy”. for threatening free speech). The only way for the left to win the second phase is to either fundamentally change the structure of the internet so that it more closely resembles its old media model or to silence everyone who opposes it. Changing the internet is an ambition that the American left now shares with leftist regimes like the People’s Republic of China. But even with the consolidation of the internet in the hands of a handful of big companies, Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc, it remains an improbable project. The hysteria over election tampering doesn’t just serve the purposes of the Dem coup plot against Trump. It also creates a casus belli for political “fake news” censorship and deeper changes to individual agency on the internet. But the easier course is still crowdsourced censorship under the guidance of the media network. The culture war of identity politics is a natural fit for the See The NFL Debacle - Standing , page 38


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Sweden: What You Won't See in This Book... By: Bruce Bawer

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peaking at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, President Trump mentioned recent terrorist attacks in Nice, Paris, and Brussels, and then said: "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible." Nothing major had happened the night before in Sweden, except that the country has taken in armies of Muslims, and as a result is descending into social and economic disaster. The Swedish media might have responded to Trump's comment by addressing their country's immigrant crisis honestly. Instead, they took it as an opportunity to mock Trump. The Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet ran an article in English headlined: "Here's what happened in Sweden Friday night, Mr President." The article included a list of innocuous news items, among them technical problems that had occurred at rehearsals for Swedish Eurovision and the temporary closing of a highway because of lousy weather. So much for that episode, right? No. Several Swedish photographers decided to drag it out way beyond a single news cycle. The result: a new coffee-table

book entitled “Last Night in Sweden.” At least one Swedish photography website has applauded this project. This book, the anonymous author wrote, is a "profound and insightful" work that "encapsulates a true and candid Sweden," shows "the country as it really is, from the inside -- in its multiplicity, subtle textures, and political, social and cultural nuance." Lee Roden of the free Swedish newspaper The Local agreed, claiming that the pictures in the book "combat the hysteria about the country provoked by people like US President Donald Trump." The photographer in charge of the project, Jeppe Wikström, told Roden that people smear Sweden out of jealousy: "We manage to combine diversity with success. We do have high taxes, but we also have a very successful business life." Wilkström admitted that there are some odd things about Swedes: "We take off our shoes before going inside, put money into the right position and make sure it's not so wrinkly before paying at a cash register." The first copy of Last Night in Sweden, published on September 7, was mailed to Donald Trump. Other copies have been, or will be, sent to "all members of the US Congress and European Parliament" as a way of countering "false news." [This is how they put it] At the end of October, an exhibition of photos from the book will move from

You won't see Muslim vihe founded; a Romani beggar woman kneeling on a city street; olence in Sweden's public lian elderly Swedish couple play- braries, which has increased so ing in their kitchen with their dramatically in the last couple of years that many librarians are looking for other jobs. You won't see a picture of the three condos in which a newly arrived Syrian immigrant's three wives and sixteen childrenare being put up at a total cost to Swedish taxpayers of $1.75 million. You won't see a picture of Muslim "morality police" patrolling neighborhoods and controlling women's conduct. You won't see Muslim men cutting in front of Swedish women in queues and then calling them "whores" when they protest. You won't see a TV news crew from Australia being physically attacked by Muslims for entering a no-go zone. You won't see Muslim girls being beaten by their families for removing their hijab. You won't see Muslims The first copy of Last Night in Sweden, published on September setting cars on fire, and then 7, was mailed to Donald Trump. Other copies have been, or hurling bottles and stones at the will be, sent to "all members of the US Congress and European Parliament" as a way of countering "false news." [This is how they firefighters who show up to put out the blaze. put it] At the end of October, an exhibition of photos from the You won't see a picture of a book will move from Stockholm to the European Parliament in recent event at which politicians Brussels. and welfare officials met with on a snowmobile on a snow-cov- dog. And so on. In other words, residents of Stockholm's Järva ered icy river; a young guy walk- a bunch of images showing im- neighborhood to address the ing around a gym practicing migrants doing things that, in prevalence of violence, forced the tuba; a 94-year old Swedish one way or another, enhance life marriage, compulsory hijab, woman in a retirement home in Sweden, mixed in with a few and other forms of oppression being pushed in her wheelchair photos of ethnic Swedes living within Muslim families – only by a Somali immigrant; an octo- pretty much the same way they to be told by the locals that they genarian Swedish couple sitting did before the immigration tsu- were not interested in conforming to "Swedish values." You in their home sauna in Lapland; nami started. What won't you see in this won't see a picture of the head a handicapped Algerian immiof the Swedish security service, grant working out in the gym book? Stockholm to the European Parliament in Brussels. The book contains pictures of an ethnic Swedish man sitting

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Anders Thornberg, who in a TV interview the other day admitted that the number of potential perpetrators of terrorist violence in Sweden had risen immensely in recent years. You won't see a gang of Muslim youths raping an infidel teenager. You won't see a Syrian refugee raping the fourteenyear-old daughter of the woman who took him into her house out of compassion. You won't see ten men committing a gang rape in August of last year – or their arrest, which finally took place earlier this month because it took that long for the police to fit it into their schedule. They are too busy these days investigating murders to spend much time on rapes. You won't see convicted Muslim rapists being punished by paying small fines and performing community service for a few days. (When they pay the fine, do they put the money in the right position and make sure it's not so wrinkly?) You won't see a Muslim youth perusing the new booklet put out by the Swedish Ministry of Youth and Civil Affairs, which explains to immigrants that Swedish culture disapproves of rape. You won't see Muslim girls being raped by relatives – a common enough event that goes unreported because the victims know that if they go to the authorities they'll be killed. You won't see a picture of the See Sweden: What You , page 36


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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Autumn 2017 Programming Fall Festivals, Leaf Peeping, Classes for Kids and Adults, and More Edited by: JV Staff

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elight in fall foliage, autumn festivals, classes for children and adults, and more at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) this season. Through September, colorful flowers in the Annual Border, Shakespeare Garden, and Fragrance Garden, giant hibiscuses in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden, and native wildflowers in the Native Flora Garden and other areas continue to display their blooms. As the weather cools in October and November, brilliant fall foliage returns to BBG. New Yorkers don’t need to travel far to witness the dramatic show of colorful leaves throughout the Garden. Chile Pepper Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday, October 1, with a day of scorching global bands, fiery food tastings of hundreds of unique chile-flavored foods, spice market and cookbook pop-up shops, and more, all against the beautiful backdrop of Brooklyn Botanic Garden in early autumn. And on Saturday, October 28, Ghouls & Gourds, BBG’s zany Halloween festival, returns with live music, stilt walkers, harvest-inspired workshops, and a colorful costume parade for all. The Garden offers ongoing tours, Continuing Education workshops, and special

the 2017 James Beard Founda- habanero-honey chicken wings tion America’s Classics award, with cool buttermilk ranch dip. returns with Sahadi's Souk, a pop-up market offering spices Ghouls & Gourds: for sale and talk on cooking. Halloween Festival Community Bookstore’s pop- at Brooklyn up shop features a selection of Botanic Garden spicy food cookbooks and signSaturday, October 28 | Noon– ings with local authors Maricel 5:30 p.m. E. Presilla and Chitra Agrawal. Admission: Kids under 12 and BBG members free; adults $20; seniors and children 12+ with valid ID $15 Purchase tickets at bbg.org/ ghoulsandgourds Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy Ghouls & Gourds, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s zany and colorful festival celebrating Halloween and the harvest season. Musical performances by the Persuasions, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Brooklyn United Marching Band, Rana Santacruz, Jenny Hill and Liquid Horn, DJ Ecotone, and Street Mule get visitors grooving. Festival goThe Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Pepper Festival ers can delight in the magical Baraat, and Mariachi Tapatio de During Chile Chat, Brooklyn sights of Mortal Beasts & DeiAlvaro Paulino. MCs Robbins & gardener Gregory Seaton talks ties’ troupe of stilt dancers, MetRingold light up the stage with about cultivating and cooking tawee River Theatre Company’s fire breathing, sword swallow- with peppers. Children can Victorian creatures, Phydeaux’s ing, and other fiery feats. In the check out Hot Chiles for Cool Flying Flea Circus of Fate, and marketplace on Cherry Espla- Kids, where kids pot up a pep- KENYC’s dashing display of nade, visitors can sample and per plant to take home. Take kendama—a Japanese cup-andbuy one-of-a-kind products, in- your photo with murals by local ball toy. Kids of all ages can get cluding hot sauces, spicy choco- street artists inspired by chile in the spirit with insects and lates, and unusual-yet-delicious peppers from around the world. critters both real and imagichile combinations in ice cream, During the festival, Yellow Mag- nary—meet an entomologist jams, and pickles from indepen- nolia Café will feature specials and her amazing bugs at Dr. honoring the chile in all its spicy Rutledge’s Insectorium and Petdent food purveyors. Brooklyn’s Sahadi Market, glory, including three-bean ting Zoo, check out composting a Middle Eastern food store grass-fed beef chili, jumbo hot See Brooklyn Botanic Garden , page 36 founded in 1895 and winner of dogs with chili, and addictive

where visitors can enjoy outdoor performances by world after-hours events for new and org. For high-resolution images, music acts from around the seasoned gardeners, food and please visit bbg.org/press. globe alongside a marketplace cocktail connoisseurs, and evto sample and buy an array of eryone interested in health FALL FESTIVALS delicacies featuring chile pepand wellness from plant-based AT BROOKLYN pers. This year’s festival welsources. This October, Brook- BOTANIC GARDEN: comes five world-class musical lyn Botanic Garden, along with Chile Pepper Festival: 25th acts—Battle of Santiago, Lost Rockwell Group and Patina Anniversary! Bayou Ramblers. Ladama, Red

Through September, colorful flowers in the Annual Border, Shakespeare Garden, and Fragrance Garden, giant hibiscuses in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden, and native wildflowers in the Native Flora Garden and other areas continue to display their blooms

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Updated: Exposing SJP as a Terrorist Front at UC-Berkeley Berkeley Chancellor investigates Freedom Center posters as a “Hate Crime." By: Sara Dogan

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s revealed in recent congressional testimony, Students for Justice in Palestine is a campus front for Hamas terrorists. SJP’s propaganda activities are orchestrated and funded by a Hamas front group, American Muslims for Palestine, whose chairman is Hatem Bazian and whose principals are former officers of the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic “charities” previously convicted of funneling money to Hamas. The report and posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop University Support for Terrorists. Images of the posters that appeared at UC-Berkeley may be viewed at www.stopuniversitysupportforterrorists.org. While America’s eyes are focused on the battle to defeat ISIS in Syria and terrorist attacks in Europe, at colleges across the United States a coalition of terrorist-linked organizations are waging a propaganda war to destroy the Jewish state, annihilate the Jewish people and fan the flames of hatred for America as Israel’s “protector.” Led by Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Students Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace, these organizations do not launch rockets at Israeli civilian targets or dig terror tunnels under Israeli kindergarten classrooms. But they spread propaganda and take money and marching orders from those who do. Their mission is to whitewash actual terrorist attacks and promote the genocidal lies of terrorist organizations, specifically Hamas, whose stated goal is the destruction of the Jewish state. In conducting these malevolent campaigns, these campus allies of the terrorists can count on the funding and protection of American universities like the University of California, who allow them to use their authority and prestige to lend this genocidal offensive an aura of respectability. The hatred that is an inevitable aspect of these campaigns has inspired an epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish students, 59% of which – according to one study – are attributable to the anti-Israel lies spread by these campus groups, namely that Israel is built on stolen Arab land and is an “apartheid state.” The primary collegiate member of the Hamas terror network is Students for Justice in Palestine whose principal founder is Hamas supporter Hatem Bazian, a Palestinian professor at UC-Berkeley. Bazian co-founded Students for Justice in Palestine in 2001 to support the Second Palestinian Intifada, which introduced suicide bombing into the attacks on Israel’s citizens in September 2000. In his book American Jihad, terrorism expert Steven Emerson quotes Bazian’s exhortations at an American Muslim Alliance conference at which Bazian endorsed the infamous Hadith calling for the slaughter of the Jews, and advocated for the establishment of an Islamic state in Palestine: “In the Hadith, the Day of Judgment will never happen until you fight the Jews. They are on the west side of the river, which is the Jordan River, and you’re on the east side until the trees and stones will say, ‘Oh Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him!’ And that’s in the Hadith about this, this is a future battle before the Day of Judgment.” Every successful terrorist campaign has a political as well as a military arm. The IRA terrorist organization was aided and abetted by its sister organization, Sinn Fein, a parliamentary party which advanced the terrorists’ agendas through propaganda and political support. Hamas operates in a similar fashion, relying on Students for Justice in Palestine and its key campus allies – the Muslim Students Association and Jewish Voice for Peace – to advance its sinister agendas. It does so with Hamas’s organizational support and funding through an intermediary organization, American Muslims for Palestine, whose creator is also Hatem Bazian. Hatem Bazian currently serves as the chair of AMP’s board. In 2009, Bazian founded the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the University of California’s Center for Race and Gender. Thus, the University of California also lends its prestige and resources to a program designed by a terrorist agent to discredit critics of Islamic terrorism as “Islamophobes.” Other key board member officers of American Muslims for Palestine were formerly board mem-

bers of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Muslim charity in America until it was exposed in trial as a front for Hamas. American Muslims for Palestine has copied the Holy Land Foundation model. In recent testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Jonathan Schanzer, who worked as a terrorism finance analyst for the United States Department of the Treasury from 2004-2007, and now serves as the Vice President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), described how Hamas funnels large sums of money and provides material assistance to Students for Justice in Palestine through AMP for the purpose of promoting BDS campaigns and disseminating Hamas propaganda on American campuses.

- American Jihad – The Terrorists Living Among Us was written by Steve Emerson, the director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism

According to his testimony, “At its 2014 annual conference, AMP invited participants to ‘come and navigate the fine line between legal activism and material support for terrorism.’” He further classified AMP as “arguably the most important sponsor and organizer for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is the most visible arm of the BDS campaign on campuses in the United States.” He revealed that AMP “provides speakers, training, printed materials, a so-called ‘Apartheid Wall,’ and grants to SJP activists” and “even has a campus coordinator on staff whose job is to work directly with SJP and other pro-BDS campus groups across the country.” Furthermore, “according to an email it sent to subscribers, AMP spent $100,000 on campus activities in 2014 alone.” Since its founding in 2001, Students for Justice in Palestine has served as a front for Hamas on university campuses. Students for Justice in Palestine is the leading force behind the Hamas-endorsed and funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, a form of economic terrorism which seeks to weaken the Jewish state, deny it legitimacy, and ultimately destroy it. As of May 2017, over 50 campuses had passed resolutions endorsing the BDS movement against Israel and over 100 campuses had debated the issue. Students for Justice in Palestine’s chief allies in these BDS campaigns are the Muslim Students Association and Jewish Voice for Peace. Students for Justice in Palestine and its partners are also responsible for the proliferation of Hamas propaganda attacks known as “Israeli Apartheid Weeks” which occur on dozens of prominent university campuses every year. These weeks provide opportunities to bring in Hamas-supporting campus speakers and to erect mock “apartheid walls” featuring Hamas propaganda claims that Israel targets Palestinian children for slaughter, and fake maps that purport to show that Israel stole Palestinian land. While SJP falsely accuses Israel of theft and war crimes, it also works to whitewash the atrocities committed by Hamas, whether the deliberate use of civilians as human shields in military combat

or the abduction and slaughter of three Israeli teenagers that started the 2014 Gaza War. And it works to glamorize terrorists such as Rasmeah Odeh who was convicted by an Israeli military court in 1970 for her involvement in two fatal terrorist bombings. Another terrorist lionized by SJP is Leila Khaled, a convicted hijacker and a member of the terrorist organization, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. SJP and its partners conduct their campaign of aggression against the Jewish state through the relentless dissemination of genocidal lies intended to warp student opinion on Israel. Prominent among these lies is the claim that Israel occupies Arab land. In fact, the land on which Israel was created by the U.N. was part of the Ottoman Empire that belonged to the Turks for 400 years previously. The Turks are not “Palestinians,” and are not even Arabs. A second lie designed to de-legitimize the Jewish state and justify its destruction, is the claim that Israel is an “apartheid state.” The Arab citizens of Israel have more rights, and enjoy more freedom, education, and economic opportunity than the Arabs of any Arab state. Arab citizens of Israel vote in national elections, have representatives in the Israeli Parliament, sit on the Israeli Supreme Court, and serve as tenured professors teaching in Israeli colleges and universities. Perhaps the most destructive lie is the one that motivates all the campaigns of SJP and its partners — the claim that the terrorist aggressions by Arabs against Israel which began in 1949 as unprovoked attacks on the newly created Jewish state are efforts to liberate “Palestine.” Palestinians are a “nationality” that didn’t even exist until 1964 – sixteen years after Israel’s creation. Jordan is a majority Palestinian country ruled by a Hashemite minority, but it is not a target of this alleged liberation campaign. The campaign in fact has only one clear agenda: the destruction of the Jewish state. The campaigns inspired and funded by Hamas terrorists and carried out by Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Students Association and Jewish Voice for Peace have had the demonstrable effect of spreading hate against Jewish students on American campuses. A recent study conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights found that 54% of students surveyed experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism during the previous six months on campus. Another study conducted by the Amcha Initiative revealed a very strong correlation between these so-called “anti-Zionist” groups and incidents of anti-Semitism and harassment of Jewish students. The study found that “99% of schools with one or more active anti-Zionist groups had one or more incidents of anti-Semitic activity, whereas only 16% of schools with no active anti-Zionist student group had incidents of overall anti-Semitic activity.” As these studies make clear, Hamas’s campus front has spawned an epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish students that continues to grow worse. The following report chronicles the campus terrorist campaign to delegitimize and destroy the Jewish state at ten American universities. The fact is that hundreds of campuses across our nation now support terrorist-inspired campaigns whose goals are genocidal and whose weapon is hate. What follows are descriptions of these campaigns on ten characteristic campuses, which we have singled out as the worst.

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UC-Berkeley, the academic home of Hamas agent and SJP co-founder Hatem Bazian, has long been known as a hub for anti-Israel extremism. This reputation was proven to be well-deserved by the offering of a course in Fall 2016 on “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis.” The course syllabus explained that the course would explore “the possibility of decolonization,” meaning the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state. The course was briefly suspended by the campus administration but it was reinstated after only minor changes to the syllabus. Berkeley also boasts a highly active SJP chapter that holds regular protests and die-ins which parrot Hamas propaganda claims that Israel deliberately targets Palestinian children. During a recent campus rally, students supporting the BDS movement chanted pro-terrorist slogans including “Let

it be known that we here at Berkeley support the Intifada” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” – calls to kill Jews in Israel and destroy the Jewish state. The Berkeley campus has hosted numerous pro-BDS speakers including Omar Barghouti, founder of the Hamas-inspired and funded boycott movement.

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During March 2017, Berkeley SJP held “Palestine Solidarity Week” on campus featuring the display of a mock apartheid wall, meant to symbolize Israel’s security fence which has saved thousands of Jewish lives by keeping Palestinian terrorists out. The Week also featured a “die-in” designed to showcase the Hamas propaganda lie that Israel commits indiscriminate violence against Palestinians, and a mock checkpoint on campus. At the die-in, students held signs proclaiming “Zionism is racism” and “Stop Israeli Occupation Forces From Killing Palestinian Children in Cold Blood.” During November 2016, the Berkeley Law chapter of SJP posted an open letter on social media asking students to pledge not to participate in trips to Israel sponsored by “Israel & Co.” The open letter repeated Hamas propaganda lies, claiming that “This trip is part of a broader effort to normalize the occupation of Palestinian people by drawing attention away from a settler-colonial state’s systemic violations of human rights.” The chapter also tabled on campus in an effort to encourage students to sign the pledge. One student held a sign stating, “I pledge not to go on the Israel trip because: white supremacy here looks a lot like white supremacy there.” The Facebook page of the Berkeley Law chapter of SJP carries a banner which compares illegal immigrants in America to Palestinians with the slogan “we didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” On October 27, 2016, SJP at Berkeley held the “3rd Annual International Day of Action on University Campuses for Palestine.” Speakers at the event which promoted the Hamas-inspired and funded BDS movement against Israel included Hatem Bazian and SFSU professor Rabab Abdulhadi who has used university funds to meet with anti-Israel terrorists. Social media promotions for the event stated, “Make this call of action part of campus education by holding teach-ins, rallies, sit-ins, civil disobedience, and push for BDS activities. No to Academic Complicity with Israeli Occupation, No to Study Abroad Programs in Israel, No Investments in Apartheid and Occupation Supporting Companies, No to University Presidents’ Visits to Israel, No Campus Police Training or Cooperation with Israeli Security, No Joint Research or Conferences with Israeli Institutions, No Cooperation with Hasbara Networks on College Campuses, No to Targeting Faculty for Speaking Against Israeli Crimes, No to Administrative Limits on Free Speech Rights of Palestine Activists, No to University Coordination and Strategizing with the ADL, JCRC, AJC, Stand With US, ZOA, Israeli Consulate to Limit Students Pro-Palestine Constitutionally Protected Activities.” On September 22, 2016, anti-Semitic posters appeared on Berkeley’s campus which stated, “Jewish bullies smash free speech at Cal and are pledged $58 billion. Attention Non-Jews: PAY UP AND SHUT UP!” A course offered at Berkeley during the Fall 2016 semester was titled “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis.” The course facilitator was Paul Hadweh and the faculty sponsor was Hatem Bazian. The course syllabus included generous doses of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic literature and claimed that the course would be “exploring the possibility of decolonization,” meaning the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state. The course was briefly suspended by the campus administration but it was reinstated after only minor and cosmetic changes to the course syllabus. Course facilitator Hadweh promoted the course on social media by stating that it would explore“the history and present of Zionist settler colonialism in Palestine” and by posting a series of infamous Hamas propaganda maps that falsely show Israel colonizing Arab Palestine. Of course the actual Arab colonization of the Middle East outside the Arabian peninsula - a historical fact - was absent from the syllabus which focused solely on the fictional colonization of an entity – Palestine – which has See Updated: Exposing SJP , page 32


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Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, center, leaves following his sentencing at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Grimm

Ex-Rep. Grimm eyeing congress comeback after tax fraud plea

(VIN) Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm says he’s running to get back the congressional seat he resigned from after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion. Grimm announced his campaign for the seat on Sunday at a rally on New York’s Staten Island. The Republican told the crowd of about 100 supporters that he would go to Washington and “have our president’s back.” Grimm spoke out against his opponent for the Republican nomination for the seat, former prosecutor Dan Donovan. Donovan won it after Grimm’s resignation in 2015. Grimm was initially elected in 2010. He served eight months in prison on the tax evasion. He says the prosecution was politically driven.

New York Yankees will expand protective netting next season

(VIN) Following a frightening scene in the stands, the New York Yankees are making a move to keep their fans safe. Eleven days after a 1-yearold girl was injured by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium, the team said it plans to expand protective netting at its home ballpark and spring training complex next year. The club announced the decision during its final regular-season game Sunday against Toronto. Since the girl was injured Sept. 20 by a 105-mph line drive off the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier, several teams have announced they plan to add more netting

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to better protect fans. “That’s great. I think not only here, but every team should have it,” Frazier said. “It’s a good step forward for the Yankees, man. I’m very proud to say I’m playing for this team and they’re going to make this change, and it’s really nice.” In a news release, the Yankees said they will “significantly expand” the netting this offseason at Yankee Stadium and Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. The team said while its current netting meets Major League Baseball recommendations, the additional netting planned for 2018 will exceed those guidelines. “I think that anything that keeps our fans safe is good,” manager Joe Girardi said. “The ball is extremely hard, and sometimes reaction time isn’t good, and sometimes you’re blinded by the fans in front. So anything that keeps them safe, I’m all for it.” The club did not say how far it will expand netting that currently extends from the corner of each dugout closest to home plate. The Yankees said they will continue to consult with “architects, engineers, netting manufacturers and Major League Baseball to analyze and determine the best and most appropriate type of netting material, color and installation methods.”

The chairman of Conde Nast since 1975, Si Newhouse, as he was known, bought and remade The New Yorker and Details magazines and revived Vanity Fair. Other magazines in the Conde Nast stable included Vogue, Wired, Glamour, W, GQ, and Self. “Si Newhouse really loved quality content,” said his nephew Steven Newhouse, who is the chairman of Advance Publications. “He was passionate about journalism and he supported journalists and editors and he set an example of caring about the right things in media, which is great stories, great design, great magazines, great websites.” Before selling the Random House book publishing empire, he spotted a magazine profile about a rising young real estate mogul and was inspired to commission the first book of a future president, Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal.” Newhouse brought in buzz-obsessed Britons Anna Wintour and Tina Brown as editors, who became celebrities in their own right, while abruptly firing staffers who fell from his graces. Grace Mirabella learned she was being axed as editor-in-chief of Vogue in June 1988 when her husband saw it on TV. Conde Nast under Newhouse was famously extravagant, paying editors huge salaries, throwing lavish parties and rarely sticking to budgets — if budgets existed at all. Its expense accounts were legendary, with dresses flown from Paris to New York on the Concorde and elephants brought in to menace models at fashion shoots. Conde Nast chairman, Si “There’s no place on Earth Newhouse Jr., leaves a news like this,” Vanity Fair editor conference on the 34th floor of 1 Graydon Carter told New York World Trade Center, Wednesday, magazine in 2009. “There’s no May 25, 2011 in New York. (AP place where you’re given the Photo/Mary Altaffer) resources you need to do what Jewish media Titan you want to do and also given Samuel 'Si' Newhouse complete freedom to do it.” is dead at 89 Conde Nast focused on (VIN) S.I. Newhouse Jr., the glossy titles that helped set the low-profile billionaire media nation’s tastes, reached millions mogul who ran the parent com- of aspirational readers and appany of some of the nation’s pealed to upscale advertisers. “Our magazines represent most prestigious magazines, a certain tone and audience,” died Sunday. He was 89. Newhouse’s death was con- Newhouse told The New York firmed by his family, who said Times in a rare interview in he died at his New York home. 1988.

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Jewish, Israeli groups provide emergency relief to hurricanestricken Puerto Rico

(JNS.org) Jewish and Israeli organizations are providing relief for hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. “To see the utter devastation firsthand and so close to home is shocking,” Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, co-director of Chabad of Puerto Rico, told Chabad. org. “Thousands of homes are locked in by the filthy floodwaters, even six days post-storm. With gratitude to the Almighty, we were able to locate the families we were looking for, and bring them food and water.” After Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is facing a massive humanitarian crisis amid complaints that the American government has lagged in its response. According to various media reports, nearly half Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents remain without drinking water, while hospitals are struggling to stay open amid gas shortages, food is scarce and 97 percent of the island has no power. To address the situation, Chabad-Lubavitch has sent private planes full of essentials such as canned food, bottled water, medical items and other supplies to affected areas. Two planes loaded with 4,000 pounds of food and supplies arrived in Puerto Rico last week. Meanwhile, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) announced it is partnering with IsraAID, an Israeli humanitarian relief organization, to providence emergency assistance to Puerto Rico—including water, food and hygiene items as well as psychosocial trauma support.

US envoy Friedman: settlements are part of Israel

(JNS.org) In an out-ofthe-ordinary statement by an American official, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said last Thursday he believes settlements are “part of Israel.” “I think that was always the expectation when resolution 242 was adopted in 1967... The idea was that Israel would be entitled to secure borders,” Friedman told the Israeli news outlet Walla. “The existing borders, the 1967 borders, were viewed by everybody as not secure, so Israel would retain a

meaningful portion of the West Bank, and it would return that which it didn't need for peace and security.” Friedman said there has always been a “notion” that Israel would expand into parts of the West Bank, but that the Jewish state would not take the entire region. “And I think that’s exactly what, you know, Israel has done. I mean, they’re only occupying 2 percent of the West Bank. There is important nationalistic, historical [and] religious significance to those settlements, and I think the settlers view themselves as Israelis and Israel views the settlers as Israelis,” he said.

Las Vegas gunman identified as 64-yearold Nevada resident

(VIN) Stephen Paddock, 64, is the man suspected gunman who killed least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he committed suicide. Police said they had no information yet about his motive. He was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters. “We have no idea what his belief system was,” Lombardo said. “We’ve located numerous firearms within the room that he occupied.” At least eight guns, including a number of long rifles, were found in his room, Las Vegas Police Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told CNN. The alleged gunman is from Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and had been known to local law enforcement. Paddock appears to have worked as an accountant or auditor. He was also a licensed hunter and private pilot. Officers have also responded to the suspect’s home where police said a search warrant will be executed. Paddock died after police confronted him on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just as police burst their way into the room, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas police say they’ve determined that a woman they were seeking is no longer considered a “person of interest”. Police say they don’t believe 62-year-old Marilou Danley was involved in the Sunday night shooting that killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200. Police initially said they were seeking the woman who may have been the roommate of the shooter. The suspected shooter’s brother, Eric Paddock, said the family was stunned by the news. “We have no idea. We’re horrified. We’re bewildered and our condolences go out to the victims,” Eric Paddock said in

OCTOBER 6, 2017 a brief telephone interview, his voice trembling. “We have no idea in the world.” The rampage was reminiscent of a mass shooting at a Paris rock concert in November 2015 that killed 89 people, part of a wave of coordinated attacks by Islamist militants that left 130 dead.

INTERNATIONAL World Zionist Organization celebrates 120th anniversary of first congress

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) At the foot of the grave of the state’s founder on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the World Zionist Organization (WZO) last week held a ceremony marking the 120-year anniversary of the First Zionist Congress. The First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897. The event was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, members of Knesset, mayors and regional council heads from around Israel. “[Theodor] Herzl was the modern savior of our people,” the prime minister said. “He had a genius in him that seems to have come from nowhere.” Netanyahu told the crowd, “Herzl’s ingenious prophecies continue to serve me as a road map and compass. Herzl’s vision says, ‘We are a people; we are also a nation.’ We are all walking on the bridge from the First Zionist Congress to today. We established a free, strong, progressive country. Israel is a rising global power. Truly a light unto the nations. Until 240 and beyond for all eternity. The strength of Israel will not lie and Herzl's memory will forever remain.”

The Palestinians accept their Interpol flag at the international police organization's General Assembly in Beijing. Credit: Interpol.

Interpol grants Palestinians full membership in diplomatic setback for Israel

(JNS.org) The international police organization Interpol last week voted in favor of granting the “State of Palestine” full membership, in a diplomatic defeat for Israel. At the organization’s annual General Assembly that convened this year in Beijing, the Palestinian membership bid was approved with 75 countries voting in favor, 24 voting against and 34 abstaining. Israel had campaigned against the move, arguing the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) support for terrorism would undermine Interpol’s efforts. The U.S. also opposed Palestinian membership in Interpol and assisted Israel with challenging Ramallah’s bid. PA Foreign Minister Riyad


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OCTOBER 6, 2017 al-Maliki hailed the vote as a “victory” for Palestinians. “The State of Palestine considers this membership and the responsibilities that it entails as an integral part of its responsibility towards the Palestinian people and a moral commitment to the citizens of the world,” he said. With the additions of the Palestinians and the Solomon Islands, France-based Interpol now has 192-member states. It is the second-largest international organization after the United Nations.

Leading up to the 2020 Olympic Games (logo pictured) in Tokyo, Japan is reportedly consulting with Israel for assistance with counterterrorism efforts at the global sporting event. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Japan consulting with Israel for security expertise before 2020 Olympic Games

(JNS.org) Leading up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan is reportedly consulting with Israel for assistance with counterterrorism efforts at the global sporting event. Japanese security and intelligence officials recently visited Israel to attend an international conference on dealing with Islamic terrorism facilitated by the Israel Police’s Operational Directorate, Israel Hayom reported. “The world can learn a great deal from our experience with terrorism,” a senior police official told the Israeli newspaper. “But today there is also a lot we can learn from the rest of the world.” According to the Israel Police, Japanese security forces currently lack expertise in Arabic, and with a greater understanding of the language, Japan could better address hostage situations and monitor communication between Muslim terrorists. Japan and Israel signed a bilateral investment treaty in February to strengthen their diplomatic and trade ties. Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida inked the pact—negotiated between Jerusalem and Tokyo from May 2015 to December 2016— during a ceremony at the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem.

Jewish group slams UN threat to blacklist companies operating in Israel

(JNS.org) The World Jewish Congress (WJC) last week slammed threats by the United Nations Human Rights Coun-

cil (UNHRC) to blacklist 150 Israeli and international companies for doing business in the disputed territories. “It is most unfortunate that an important U.N. body would blackmail global businesses into joining a hypocritical international boycott campaign against Israel,” said WJC CEO Robert Singer. In August, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein submitted a draft of the blacklist to the countries where the businesses are based. The UNHRC is slated to publish the database—which reportedly includes American firms such as Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Priceline and Airbnb—by the end of this year. Several Israeli firms—including Israel’s two largest banks, Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi—are also included on the list, as well as businesses from Germany, South Korea and Norway. The WJC delivered an address Sept. 25 at the UNHRC calling on the world body to desist from publishing the blacklist. “This blacklist is another example of the U.N.’s rampant bias and double standard against Israel. Another action serving only to single out Israel,” said Caroline Lea Elbaze, a member of the WJC’s Jewish Diplomatic Corps.

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The Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem in 2015. More than 6,000 Christian pilgrims from some 100 countries are set to arrive in Jerusalem this week ahead of the 38th annual Feast. Credit: ICEJ.

Thousands of Christians set to arrive in Jerusalem for Feast of Tabernacles

(JNS.org) More than 6,000 Christian pilgrims from some 100 countries are set to arrive in Jerusalem this week ahead of the 38th annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). The event, which runs this year from Oct. 6-11, is the “largest annual Christian gathering in Israel,” David Parsons, vice president and senior spokesman for ICEJ, told JNS.org. According to ICEJ President Dr. Jürgen Bühler, the event is expected to see its largest crowd ever this year, drawing Christians to the Holy Land for a “dynamic worship experience.” The event commences Oct. 6 with an outdoor meal and concert at the Ein Gedi nature reserve near the Dead Sea. The

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Feast then moves to Jerusalem throughout the remainder of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, with most activities taking place in capital’s Pais Arena.

tire,” said the player’s brother, Ofer Sela. “He didn’t do it because he was afraid of anyone, or because he was asked to. He did it only because he respects Yom Kippur and the country Responding to which he represents.” Erdogan, Netanyahu By withdrawing, Dudi Sela denies Israeli role in forfeited $34,000 in prize monKurdish referendum ey and the chance to improve (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Min- his global ranking. ister Benjamin Netanyahu SunNetanyahu greets day denied Israel had a role in Israeli aid team last week’s Kurdish indepenupon return from dence referendum, after Turkearthquakeish President Recep Tayyip Erstricken Mexico dogan claimed the Jewish state’s Mossad intelligence agency in(JNS.org) Prime Ministervened in the Sept. 25 vote. ter Benjamin Netanyahu last “I understand why those Thursday welcomed home an who support Hamas want to IDF search-and-rescue delesee the Mossad everywhere that gation at Israel’s Ben Gurion is uncomfortable for them, but Airport upon their return from Israel had no part in the Kurd- aiding earthquake-stricken ish referendum, apart from the Mexico. deep, natural sympathy that “We are all proud of you. We the people of Israel have had all salute you,” Netanyahu said. for many years for the Kurdish “You are the long arm of Israpeople and their aspirations,” el, the long humanitarian arm Netanyahu said at the start of that reaches around the world, Israel’s weekly cabinet meeting, across thousands of kilometers, referring to Turkey’s diplomat- and you show the true face of ic and financial support of the the state of Israel,” he said. Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror The Israeli aid mission— group. comprised of approximately 70 In an address broadcast on soldiers and officers from the Turkish television Saturday, IDF’s Home Front Command Erdogan expressed dismay over and the Israeli Air Force—was seeing Iraqi Kurds celebrating dispatched to Mexico on the their independence vote by eve of Rosh Hashanah followwaving Israeli flags. ing a major 7.1-magnitude “This shows one thing, that earthquake that hit about 76 this administration (in north- miles southeast of Mexico City, ern Iraq) has a history with killing hundreds. [the] Mossad, they are hand-inIsrael’s search-and-rescue hand together,” said Erdogan. team—led by Col. (res.) David Mizrachi—was the largest aid mission to assist Mexico, the first to arrive on the scene and the last to leave.

Israel arrests Arabs who plotted a second Temple Mount terror attack

(JNS.org) Israel’s Shin Bet security agency last Thursday announced the arrests of three Israeli Arab supporters of the Islamic State terror group for plotting to carry out a shooting attack at the Temple Mount, similar to the attack that killed two Druze police officers near Israeli pro tennis the holy site in July. player Dudi Sela The arrests were made in quits mid-match to mid-September by the Shin Bet observe Yom Kippur and the Israel Police. The three (JNS.org) The top-ranked Is- suspected terrorists—Said Garaeli professional tennis player, sub Mahmoud Jabarin, 26, Faris Dudi Sela, walked off the court during the third set of a quarterfinal match in the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament last Friday due to the imminent start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. The 32-year-old Israeli player, ranked 77th in the world, quit his match against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov after losing the first set, but winning the second. Sela had reportedly asked that the match be scheduled earlier in the day due to Yom Kippur’s start at sundown, but his request was purportedly declined, prompting him to exit before its completion. “No one forced him to reThe top-ranked Israeli professional tennis player, Dudi Sela (pictured), walked off the court during the third set of a quarterfinal match in the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament last Friday due to the imminent start of Yom Kippur. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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Salah Mahmoud Mahajna, 24, and a 16-year-old minor—all come from the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm, where the three Arab terrorists who perpetrated the July 14 Temple Mount terror attack also lived. The Shin Bet’s investigation revealed that Jabarin and the teen planned to carry out the shooting attack. Two firearms and ammunition they intended to use in the attack were turned over to Israeli security forces, and a rifle was also seized at Mahajna’s home.

PAGE 25 victim’s father, Issam, called the slain security guard a “wonderful son” and a “man of the law.” Erdan also joined hundreds of mourners in Be’er Yaakov for the funeral of Gavriyah, and hailed the young officer as a “true hero of Israel.” “You came to this land as an immigrant. You became one of its defenders. We will never forget the sacrifice you made,” said Erdan. Arish was laid to rest in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul Cemetery. His uncle, Yaakov Hayun, called his nephew a “charming boy everyone loved,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

Hamas says it agrees to prisoner swap and that ‘ball is in Israel’s court’

Israelis mourn slain Border Police officer Solomon Gavriyah, 20, during his funeral in Be’er Yaakov. Gavriyah was killed in a Palestinian terror attack Sept. 26 in Har Adar, near Jerusalem. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israeli victims of Har Adar terror attack laid to rest in separate funerals

(JNS.org) The three Israeli victims last week’s Palestinian terror attack in the community of Har Adar, near Jerusalem, were laid to rest in separate funerals Sept. 27. Israeli Border Police officer Solomon Gavriyah, 20, an Israeli of Ethiopian origin from the city of Be’er Yaakov, security guard Or Arish, 25, of Har Adar, and security guard Yosef Ottman, 25, from the Israeli Arab community of Abu Ghosh, were killed when Palestinian terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal approached Har Adar’s rear entrance and opened fire at the Israelis with a pistol. Ottman’s funeral in Abu Ghosh was attended by Israeli opposition leader Member of Knesset Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union), who noted the diverse mix of Jews, Muslims and Christians attending the funeral and residing in the village. In the wake of the terror attack, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan visited the home of Ottman’s family, consoling the mourners. The

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar declared that the Palestinian terror group has accepted an Egyptian outline for a prisoner exchange deal with Israel, media outlets affiliated with Hamas reported Thursday. The reports did not detail the specifications of the Egyptian proposal. It was noted, however, that the group’s leadership accepted the prisoner exchange outline during a recent visit to Cairo. The proposal has supposedly been passed on to Israel by Egyptian intelligence officials. “The ball is in Israel’s court and the decision whether to make a deal is in its hands,” a senior official with the terror group told Hamas-affiliated media. According to the reports, Sinwar’s announcement was accompanied by a warning directed at Israel. “I can launch in 51 minutes the same amount of missiles that I launched over the course of 51 days during Operation Protective Edge,” he said, referring to the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, in which nearly 70 Israelis were killed. In July, Arabic-language media reported Israel and Hamas were holding secret negotiations meant to yield a prisoner exchange deal that would see the Gaza-ruling terrorist group release several Israeli civilians and return the remains of two soldiers in exchange for the release of Palestinian security

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Jewish Boxer Thanks the Man Who Rescued NJ State Probes Mahwah Park Him from a Riptide Off Long Branch Restrictions that Some Say Targets Jews By Hannah Hayes

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recently retired professional boxer finally got to meet and thank the man who saved his life when the former boxer was sucked into New Jersey Shore rip current and nearly drowned. Since Friday, September 22, when the retired welterweight fighter Dustin Fleischer had a brush with death at Long Branch beach, he has been searching for the man who rescued him. According to The Asbury Park Press, on Tuesday, September 26, the two finally met with some help from the Asbury reporters. Edrick Alleyne told the paper that he was at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park playing with his two children when he was approached by a frantic man who said his nephew was drowning. Dawn Siciliano, Alleyne’s girlfriend, said, “I looked at Edrick and said, ‘Go.’ He didn’t even say anything. He just went. There were a lot of people on the shore, but Edrick was the only person who got into that water.” Alleyne said something came over him and he knew what he had to do. A woman on the beach was yelling for him to stay out of the water. Alleyne, who is 27-years-old

M Dustin Fleischer, right, got the chance to thank Edrick Alleyne, left, for rescuing him from drowning in a rip tide off Long Branch beach.

and works for a nonprofit as a transportation supervisor, said, “A wave hit me in the chest and I thought, ‘This water is too rough for me to get into.’” He tried to yell for Fleischer to ride the wave to shore, but could see he was too exhausted and disoriented to do so. Fleischer said, “I was totally helpless. I thought I was going to die.” It was then that the 28-yearold ex-boxer was grabbed by Alleyne, and together they rode a wave through the rough waters and onto the safety of the shore. VIN reports, “Unseasonable warm weather has lured big crowds to the beaches, where intense currents churned up by hurricanes off the coast caused over 130 rescues and three

deaths over the weekend. Lifeguards go off duty after Labor Day, adding to the danger of the rip tides. Fleischer boasted an impressive 6-0 record with five knockouts by the time he retired from the ring, but he said the close call in the ocean ‘was the toughest fight of my life.’ Fleischer said he took his story public because he wants people to know the rip currents are serious business.” Last Tuesday the two men finally met face to face. They hugged and discussed how amazing and lucky Fleischer was that Alleyne happened to be at the right place at the right time. Regarding his rescuer, Fleischer said, “He’s my real-life hero.”

embers of the Jewish community in a New York town that borders New Jersey claim they are the targets of new law adopted by the township that limits the use of a public park to New Jersey residents only. The township is now under investigation for the potentially anti-Semitic move. Last month, a subpoena was issued by the state attorney general’s office that ordered Mahwah to turn over all documents related to the new banning law. Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet said that the township has submitted the documents, which included text messages, emails and social media posts, before the deadline of August 21. Laforet said, “We’re fully cooperating with the attorney general.” This is just one of multiple ordinances made by this northern New Jersey border town that many believe are targeting Jews. An Orthodox Jewish community group has filed a lawsuit against Mahwah, after the town tried to halt the construction of religious boundaries, called eruvs, which the group created by attaching white plastic piping to utility poles. In July, after residents complained about the park facilities

The New Jersey town of Mahwah, on the New York border, has recently passed a law that restricts park use to state residents only.

being too crowded from the use of New York Orthodox Jewish families, the town created the restrictions on park visitors, according to The Record. Concerns were raised by Police Chief James Batelli regarding the legalitiy of the ban. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal also told police not to enforce the new law, soon after its creation. The director of the attorney general’s Civil Rights Division, Craig Sashihara, said that concerns were raised by the ban under New Jersey civil rights and discrimination laws. Sashihara explained that the discrimina-

tion law prohibits “discrimination in places of public accommodation — such as public recreational facilities.” The council president of the township Robert Hermansen said the discrimination was not the motivation of the ban’s creation. He explained, “We had incidents where Mahwah families could not use the parks,” so the council looked for a way to “put Mahwah residents first.” According to VIN, “In the fight over the religious boundary, the Bergen Rockland Eruv Association and two New York resiSee NJ State Probes Mahwah , page 36


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Las Vegas Massacre - Worst Mass Shooting in US History; 59 Dead & 527 Wounded Continued from page 1 of gunfire from his Las Vegas hotel window. Paddock's family was in shock after the 64-year-old sowed terror on the Vegas strip in the worst mass shooting in recent US history. His brother, Eric Paddock, told CBS News his brother was "not an avid gun guy at all." "Where the hell did he get automatic weapons? He has no military background or anything like that," he said. "He's a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite, drove down and gambled in Las Vegas. He did stuff. Eat burritos." Paddock was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, when a police SWAT team burst in to his

room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel. At least eight weapons, including a number of long rifles, were recovered in his hotel room. Authorities are now searching for the shooter’s companion, a 62-year-old woman identified as Marilou Danley, whom police have called “a person of interest”. KHOU-TV's Bill Bishop identified Danley as Paddock's wife. One off-duty police officer was among those killed, and another two on-duty officers were injured, Las Vegas Metropolitan police said in a statement. As the situation at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert unfolded, people sought safety in the many hotels that line the popular tourist district. The Las Vegas international airport is also in the area, and flights there

were temporarily halted because of the shooting. The Department of Homeland Security has said that there is "no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving other public venues in the country", but that additional security may be seen at events and public places.

"The entire day, I've been getting calls from community members, from people all over the world, asking if we are okay," Wyne continued. "We are all in shock." Rabbi Wyne views the tragic shooting as a message from God. "We need to note that it happened right near us, not in

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People tend to the wounded after the horrific massacre at the country music festival in Las Vegas

According to Rabbi Yitz Wyne, who heads Young Israel Aish Las Vegas, the attack hit his community particularly hard because of his congregation's physical proximity to the scene of the slaughter. "Our congregation is only 12 miles away from where it happened," Wyne told Arutz Sheva. "Many people work there, and we are all familiar with the area."

Atlanta," he said. "All of us need to find ways that we can repent and serve God better." "Nothing happens for no reason-if a mass shooting happened near us, then we need to ask ourselves what God is telling us," Rabbi Wyne declared. Despite the fact that ISIS claimed responsibility for the horrendous shooting, Rabbi Wyne says, however, that he and his community don't fear for

their physical safety. "We don't harbor any such fears," said Wyne. "We've spent more than $75,000 on security over the last year alone. Our building is much safer than it has ever been, for the threats have grown larger since we first built it 15 years ago." "Some of our members have gotten racial insults hurled at them, things like that, but nothing out of the ordinary. We feel safe here," Wyne concluded. Israel's Consul in Las Vegas, Avner Saban, said Monday that two Israelis who have remained out of contact were in the area of the mass shooting The President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday, expressing his deep condolences on behalf of the entire nation following the massa-

cre in Las Vegas. Rivlin wrote to Trump: "The people of Israel and I send you, the festival participants, the citizens of Las Vegas, and all the citizens of the United States, our deep condolences in the wake of this shocking attack that claimed the lives of so many innocents and led to the injury of many others." The President stressed: "We stand by you in mourning for the terrible loss of life in this senseless attack on people who have gathered together in joy to listen to music." In addition, the President asked President Trump "to convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and to give our prayers for the speedy recovery of the wounded." See Las Vegas Massacre , page 38


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Star-Studded Gala at Metropolitan Opera Raises $4.9 Million By: Lieba Nesis

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n another typical boring Monday night in New York City the elite of New York gather at the Metropolitan Opera House to be dazzled, and wowed for the opening night premiere of "Norma." This evening ushered in the exciting season of the Opera with the 157th Met performance of Bellini's "Norma." I never heard of Norma and was unsure as to what to expect but after attending this event for years tonight was the most spectacular. The breathtaking performances of Sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky and Joyce DiDonato elevated the evening to an otherworldly level with these two mesmerizing singers astounding the attendees with hours of melodious notes that had me in tears. Normally there is one superstar who regals the audience with her talent but tonight there were at least two with tenor Joseph Calleja also giving a magnificent performance. This was opera at its finest and the illustrious

Jewish Voice society, fashion & entertainment reporter Lieba Nesis files a live reports from the star studded gala at the Metropolitan Opera

The opera “Norma�(Photo Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)

Jessica Henriquez and Actor Josh Lucas

Cristen and Nigel Barker with Kimberly Hise

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall

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crowd was in love. There were plenty of philanthropists on hand to experience this extravaganza including: Ann Ziff (donating $50 Million), Veronica Atkins, Sana Sabbagh, John Paulson, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, and many others. The night which usually attracts hordes of celebrities fell a bit short with thespians Jemima Kirke, Jill Hennessy, Jennifer Esposito, Erin Richards, Jesse Ferguson, Josh Lucas and Paul Sorvino being a couple of the luminaries gracing the event. The evening began with the national anthem which

everyone stood up for; General Manager Peter Gelb later joked that you couldn't tell if the singers were on their knees since the curtains were down. At approximately 6:40 PM the opera began and for the next three and a half hours we were treated to the Opera Olympics. Bellini's opera has long been underappreciated by the masses who complain that his operas are banal. However, as time has passed his works have received accolades for their superbly lyrical and long-breathed melodies. Singing his arias are considered an artistic Mount

Everest and he has been admired by some of the greats including Wagner. Norma is the hardest part for any soprano with its wide range of emotions and incredible technical range required for the main character. It revolves around a classic love triangle where the title character, a druidic high priestess, is engaged in an illicit relationship with the enemy Pollione but he abandons her and is seduced by Norma's younger colleague Adalgisa. With no way out Norma sacrifices herself and moves Pollione to do

the same in the riveting finale where both die in typical opera fashion-usually one protagonist dies. The soprano/mezzo Act II duet "Mira, o Norma" was sensational with the blending and contrasting voices of superstars Radvanovsky and DiDonato complementing each other and leaving a haunting imprint on the audience with their confrontational beginning culminating in a lugu-

Camilla Olsson, Jennifer Esposito and Jesper Vesterstrom

Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Zani Gugelmann, Jamie Tisch and Sandy Brant

Elaine Yemchuk, Ebon Moss and actress Jemima Kirke

Lead Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, Emma Spiteri Gonzi, lead tenor Joseph Calleja and Duncan Lear

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Continued from page 29 brious unification. This opera was all about the women regardless of whether both were in love with the same man and it showcased the female voice in all its glory. The climax of the opera occurs when Norma reveals to her people that she has violated her vows. At this critical moment Bellini strips away the orchestra leaving Norma's voice as bare as her character. Bellini continually exposes the inner life of his characters even if it means jettisoning the typical operatic forms and gives us a peek into the emotions of his character. There were only two sets used through the duration of the opera, although set designer Robert Jones told me he had prepared for this for four years, and the costumes were drab with brown and green schmattas adorning the singers. This night was all about the voices and nothing was going to detract. The performance which ended at 10:00 PM was greeted with ovation after ovation a rare occurrence at any performance. This audience knows their opera and if they stand they mean it. As guests headed to the outdoor tents for dinner with tickets beginning at $1,500 and climbing upwards of $10,000 Ann Ziff made the announcement that more than $4.3 million was raised. Bill de Blasio also showed up, revealing that he could not make it to the opera since he had other obligations but as an Italian could remember his grandfather whistling arias. He praised the opera and its attendees commenting that most people today have the attention span of a Twitter message. De Blasio said he was hoping Amazon would station their headquarters in New York remarking that what makes New York so unique is its cultural life including Lincoln Center. Peter Gelb echoed this sentiment by thanking Sir David McVicar for his incredible direction and Carlo Rizzi who was a phenomenal conductor. As midnight struck I spotted the magnificent Radvanovsky who said she has sung Norma more than 80 times and prepares for this role by singing every day and doing physical exercise. When I asked if she was nervous she replied, "yesterday I was but tonight a calm set over me and I couldn't figure out why until I realized it was my dad's birthday. I could feel him watching over me in heaven and that informed my performance." A miraculous conclusion to an evening whose performances must have involved divine providence.

Gala Chair Veronica Atkins

Lead Soprano Joyce DiDonato and Richard and Carol Miller

Actor Jesse Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Dee Dee Benkie and actor and husband Paul Sorvino

Actress Jill Hennessy and Angela Mastropietro

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S&P Hits New Record Led by Healthcare Gains, Tax Plan Hopes

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Equifax Breach Raises Security Concerns for Small Businesses By: Hellen Zaboulani

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he S&P continues to climb. Last week, it hit its latest, all time high for the year. It was the 40th year to date record for the year. Some say investors are bullish in their hope that President Donald Trump will be able to make progress on tax reform. The indexes all inched higher. The S&P 500 gained 3.02 points, or 0.12 percent to 2,510.06. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 40.49 points, or 0.18 percent, to 22,381.2. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.19 points, to 6,453.45. As reported by VIN News, the new gains were led by McDonald’s as well as healthcare names. Shares in the world’s largest fast food chain rose 2.23 percent on Thursday September 28, their biggest single-day percentage gain in over two months, following Longbow Research’s upgrade of the stock to “buy.” The healthcare index led S&P gainers, rising by a third of a percent. Companies which are anticipated to be among the beneficiaries of a pending tax reduction, rose higher. Still the gains were tempered. “It looks like the market doesn’t want to sell strength here, it wants to buy weakness,” said Michael Antonelli, managing director at Robert W. Baird. Healthcare stocks which led the uptick included AbbVie. The pharmaceutical company

never existed. In June 2016, UC Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender offered a “Palestine De-Colonial Summer School” in Istanbul, Turkey. The program reinforced the Hamas narrative that Jews colonized a non-existent state called Palestine. Among the themes examined in the program were “Colonialism: settler colonialism and the meaning of de-colonization,” “Understanding Zionism, as a colonial, racial and Euro-centric Project,” and “The Palestinian Nakba and the dispossession”—acompendium of Hamas libels against the Jews. During May 2016, UC Berkeley SJP shared several posts on Facebook commemorating the “Nakba,” an Arabic term meaning catastrophe that Hamas and its supporters use to refer to the creation of Israel and to commemorate the unprovoked aggressive war five Arab dictatorships launched against the tiny state on that day and have continued ever since. On March 31, 2016, Berkeley

begin with. As per the U.S. Small Business Administration, half of new small businesses fail within five years. Lenders often require the owner to share their personal information to guarantee a loan. On Wednesday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Nydia Velázquez urged Equifax to provide greater assistance for small business owners. "This could be devastating for these businesses and their ability to get credit on reasonable terms. Equifax has an obligation to make this right," said Senator Shaheen. On Wednesday, Equifax announced another free service to help consumers protect themselves in the wake of its massive data breach. It is called credit locking, and it will prevent crim-

inals from opening a fraudulent account. In order for anyone to open any new account such as a credit card or mortgage, the account must be temporarily unfrozen. The credit locking service will be ready to launch by January 31, and will be free for life, said Interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros. Previous attempts of compensation by Equifax include offers for one free year of credit monitoring, or waiving the fee to freeze your credit through the end of January. As of 2013, States began giving consumers the right to request credit freezes. In 2007, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion started to voluntarily offer freezes to consumers. Currently fees for fezzing typically range from $2 to $10.

soldiers with “IDF” written on the backs of their shirts, and armed with mock assault rifles, arrested those representing Palestinians, as though the IDF’s efforts were about oppressing Palestinians instead of defending innocent civilians. Over March 8-10, 2016, UC Berkeley SJP held “Palestine Awareness Week” on campus, although events actually continued throughout the month of March. This week featured all the key propaganda points Hamas uses to justify its war of extermination against Israel’s Jews. In March 2015, three Berkeley professors—Rutie Adler, Hatem Bazian, and SameraEsmeir—were among the signatories to an op-ed printed in the Daily Californian supporting BDS resolutions on UC campuses and the Hamas-inspired effort to destroy the Jewish state. On February 19, 2016, Berkeley SJP shared an article on its Facebook page defending Palestinian terrorism against Israel. The article focused on a Fatah activist who spent 23 years in prison for killing an Israeli. The activist is quoted as saying “Call Me a Terrorist, but I’m No Dif-

ferent From Israeli Troops Defending Their Homeland.” The inability to distinguish between a defender and an aggressor is characteristic of Hamas-SJP propaganda. On February 18, 2016, UC Berkeley hosted Dr. Jeff Halper for a talk on “War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians, and Global Pacification.” The Facebook notice for the event repeated the Hamas libel that Israelis are using the “occupied territories” to test their experimental weapons: “Drawing on firsthand research, the author shows how the integration of militarized systems - databases, tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems and unmanned drones – is perfected to sustain fear among the populace and how the Occupied Territories are used by Israel as a veritable weapon laboratory.” No mention was made by Halper of the fact that every time Israel withdraws its forces, as in Gaza, the vacuum is filled with Hamas terrorists firing rockets into Israeli schoolyards and digging multimillion dollar terror tunnels to carry out attacks in Israel. On November 16, 2015,

Berkeley SJP hosted anti-Israel poet Remi Kanazi on campus. Kanazi has called Israel “a racist state built on stolen Palestinian land” that is “maintained through ethnic cleansing, occupation, bombing campaigns, draconian laws, settlements, outposts, colonizer roads, siege, blockade, chemical warfare, an apartheid wall, home demolitions, control of borders/ imports/exports/water aquifers/air/sea/taxes/currency, the denial of family reunification, jailing of children, night raids, administrative detention, uprooting olive groves, restriction on movement, denying refugees the ability to return, and much more.” On October 14, 2015, UC Berkeley’s SJP chapter held a rally to support the “International Day of Action” for Palestine and the BDS movement against Israel at Sproul Plaza on campus. The Muslim Students Association co-sponsored the event. Featured speakers included SJP co-founder, Berkeley professor and Hamas-supporter Hatem Bazian. Speakers and participants at the event chanted pro-terrorist slogans including “Let it be known that we here

at Berkeley support the Intifada” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” The Intifada refers to unprovoked attacks on Jews, and “from the river to the sea” means the obliteration of the Jewish state and its replacement by an Islamic totalitarian regime identical to the one that now exists in Gaza. A mock “apartheid wall” plastered with anti-Israel propaganda was displayed at the event, including the malicious and false accusation that “Israel massacred over 500 kids in Gaza.” On September 18, 2015, Omar Barghouti, the founder of the Hamas-inspired and funded BDS movement against Israel, spoke at Berkeley. His talk was co-sponsored by SJP and by eight university departments including the Center for Race and Gender, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, English, Chicano Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and African American Studies. Barghouti’s speech was titled, “BDS: Academia’s Role in the Struggle for Freedom and Justice in Palestine,” and promoted the academic boycott of Israel.

Healthcare stocks which led the uptick included AbbVie. The pharmaceutical company posted the largest boost to the S&P, gaining 4.97 percent after announcing a global resolution in its litigation with Amgen over intellectual property

posted the largest boost to the S&P, gaining 4.97 percent after announcing a global resolution in its litigation with Amgen over intellectual property. Abbott also rose 2.86 percent after the FDA approved the company’s glucose monitoring device. The company also won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Alere Inc. The President hailed his tax plans, which call for tax cuts for most Americans, for the financial gains. The plan is still drawing criticism, however, for favoring business and the rich, and for potentially adding trillions of dollars to the country’s deficit. Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary, said the proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to 20 percent was “not

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negotiable.” A report from the Commerce Department revealed that the economy grew slightly faster than previously estimated in the second quarter. The momentum probably slowed, however, in the third quarter as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma temporarily limited activity. The storms also led to an increase in initial claims for state unemployment benefits for the week, as per the Labor Department. “People are waiting to see if the economy actually picks up, they are going to be waiting a long time if they are anticipating it is going to pick up meaningfully,” said Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

quifax recently revealed that a hack exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. Equifax says the breach occurred after it failed to correctly install a software patch designed to eliminate vulnerability. The hack is a wakeup call especially to small businesses. Small businesses often lag behind big companies in data security, not believing they might be targets to cybercriminals. According to a Verizon survey however, 61 percent of the victims of widespread breaches in 2016 were businesses with less than 1,000 employees. Experts say the small companies are targeted because they don’t have the sophisticated defenses like big corporations, and are lax about installing security updates. In this advancing world of technology, a critical means of protecting security is to applying patches as soon as they become available, say experts. The hack also highlights that Small businesses are hurt more in the case of identity theft. Due to their dependence on loans, their credit rating and scores play an integral part in their businesses. Criminal attempts to open fraudulent accounts, damaging a credit score, could lead to higher interest rates or rejection of a loan application, limiting a small business’s ability to purchase merchandise. Banks are wary of lending to small businesses to

SJP held a “Die-in, March, and Speakout for Palestine” on campus. The Facebook notice for the event read, “We are dying-in and marching in solidarity with all Palestinians subjected to Israeli violence. Our action seeks to represent visually the people who have shed blood and tears at Israel’s hands in the West Bank, in Jerusalem, in Gaza, and worldwide.” The rally included the display of a large mock “apartheid wall” which featured anti-Israel slogans and pro-terrorist propaganda. One panel of the “apartheid wall” depicted all of Israel replaced with a Palestinian flag, implying that Israel should be replaced by an Arab state of Palestine and should no longer exist. On March 29, 2016, Berkeley SJP created a “mock checkpoint” on campus to demonize Israel and intimidate students as they attempted to cross the campus. The actual checkpoints have cut the number of Israeli civilians killed by Palestinian terrorists to near zero – a fact suppressed by SJP. During the demonstration, students impersonating Israeli

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A Tangy, Delicious Sukkot Here are some of my family’s favorites for the holiday of Sukkot By: Tamar Ansh

TANGY CRANBERRY MEATBALLS

Tangy Cranberry Meatballs

Serves 6 This great recipe is based on my regular meatball recipe with cranberry sauce and a bit of wine added. The flavor is unique and turns ordinary meatballs into a real specialty! You can make the meatballs any size you like; I think it looks (and stretches) best when the meatballs are tiny, but if you're short on time, you needn't worry about their size. Ingredients • 500 grams / 1 lb. ground beef • 500 grams / 1 lb. ground turkey or chicken • 1 onion, diced • 2 gloves garlic, diced • 2 eggs • 1/2 cup kasha, quinoa, bulgur or breadcrumbs * • 1 additional large onion, chopped

• 2 tablespoons oil *If you use kasha, quinoa or bulgur, soak the grains first in ¾ cup very hot water for 15 minutes to soften before adding to meat mixture; then drain. Breadcrumbs do not need to be soaked. Method Mix together the ground beef, ground chicken, and diced onion and garlic. Add in the eggs and 1/2 cup of softened grain. Mix and if you are not making the meatballs right away, cover the bowl and let it chill in the fridge. Using a large frying pan, sauté the additional chopped onion in the 2 tablespoons of oil on a low flame and while it is sautéing. Form balls out of the meat mix and add to the slowly sautéing onion. Let them brown for about five minutes, turning once to brown on the other side. Remove the meatballs to a plate. Keep forming meatballs and browning them until you have finished all the meat mixture. Prepare the sauce in a deep pot: • 1 can smooth cranberry sauce without berries • 1 cup ketchup • 1/4 cup semi-dry white wine • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional) • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Stir sauce ingredients together to smooth out any lumps and simmer on low. Add the meatballs, and simmer for 1 – 1.5 hours. This recipe freezes well. Serve over a bed of brown rice, cooked quinoa or cooked and fluffed bulgur. To Your Health – With a Great Salad Sometimes we get overwhelmed by all the constant talk about healthy foods, eating enough of them, finding the time to change our diets and include more of the important foods…Well, here’s a great salad that is nutritious, wholesome, tasty and best of all, beautiful & easy to serve.

Roasted Beet Salad with Greens

ROASTED BEET SALAD WITH GREENS

Serves 6 Ingredients • 1 large onion, sliced into quarters or half-rings • 1-2 leeks, sliced • 1 each red, orange, and yel-

low peppers, sliced • 6 medium sized beets, peeled and chunked • 1 fennel, chunked, optional • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 2 teaspoons garlic powder • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1/2 cup of semi-dry white wine • 6 cups any mix of greens • 1 red onion, sliced into half rings Method Prepare the onion, leeks, pepper, beets and fennel and cut them as directed. Put them all in a bowl and toss them together with the pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Preheat the oven to 375°F / 190-200°C. Layer the vegetable mix into a lined baking pan. Pour the wine over all. Bake this until the beets are softened, about 45 minutes. If the vegetables start to dry out, spray them with oil spray and stir. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Place it in a plastic container with a lid to refrigerate until serving. To serve, toss together the greens and the red onion. Divide the greens among the six salad plates; spoon the roasted beet mix on each plate. This does not need additional salad dressing as it is quite tasty and healthy as is. If you really, positively feel you must add more dressing, then you can choose to drizzle a bit of olive oil and fresh lemon juice on each plate, along with a small pinch of real sea salt – but the salad really

does taste wonderful as is. We had nothing left of this one just as soon as the photos were done… Whether you want to gift someone who is hosting you for a yomtov meal with that special something, a pretty stand-alone cake can be just the thing. Here’s a recipe that’s been in my family for literally years and every time it’s served it is enjoyed down to the last crumb.

CHALLAH TIPS AND RECIPES

Round challahs for the YomTov season

Since Challah is my pet subject, I’d like to conclude with an easy tip or two for homemade challahs… Challah Tip – That Shiny Glaze Reader question: My challahs come out kind of dull looking, with no real shine to them. Is there a better way to bake them so that they will come out shinier and glossier after being baked? And what can I top my challahs with

that will make them different for this time of year? I wanted something a bit more than just my ordinary poppy seeds… Answer: You’ve asked me how to get your challahs to shine. Well, the ordinary answer is to use beaten eggs. I do an egg wash with 2 whole eggs, beaten with a fork inside a glass. I then smear my challahs generously with this wash directly before they go into the oven. If you are stingy with your egg wash, your challahs may have missing spots on them and this will make them appear duller. I just learned another interesting tip from a friend: you can add in 1 teaspoon sugar plus a teaspoon of finely granulated coffee “dust” (the kind of granules that are so fine they look like powder) to your egg wash. I know it sounds a bit weird but it really works! You just mix it all together, making sure to beat it with the tines of your fork and then using a pastry brush, brush it over your risen challahs right before they are baked. If you’d like to have my challah recipes, you can try these out: Just One Challah for those of you who just want to ‘try it out’ before doing a larger amount. And for those of you who want the full size recipe so you can be separate challah with a blessing try my recipe for the Incredible Challah Dough!  (AISH.COM)

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The 7 Ushpizin Guests in the Sukkah The Sukkah's spiritual energy invites the souls of Judaism's seven great leaders to partake in the divine light on Earth. By: Rabbi Joel Padowitz takes his turn to lead the other

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hat is the Garden of Eden? This is the place where worthy souls, having passed from this world, enjoy the light of the divine presence as they await entrance to the World to Come – i.e. the post-Messianic age (Talmud - Shabbat 152b; Derech Hashem 1:3:11). The Zohar, the foremost book of Jewish mysticism, explains that the Sukkah generates such an intense concentration of spiritual energy, that the divine presence actually manifests itself there in a similar way to Eden. During Sukkot the souls of the seven great leaders of Israel – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph, and King David – actually leave Gan Eden to partake in the divine light of the earthly Sukkot (Zohar Emor 103a). Each day of Sukkot, all seven souls are present, but each

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph, and King David – actually leave Gan Eden to partake in the divine light of the earthly Sukkot (Zohar - Emor 103a).

six. Collectively these transcendent guests are known as Ushpizin, the Aramaic word meaning "guests." To welcome these illustrious souls, many have the custom to recite a lengthy mystical invitation

Seven Holy Leaders

Delving deeper, we find that the Ushpizin fit into a recurrent theme in Jewish philosophy – that time moves in set patterns and that history is moving toward an ultimate goal (Derech Hashem 4:7:2).

Abraham represents love and kindness, Isaac represents restraint and personal strength, Jacob represents beauty and truth, Moses represents eternality and dominance through Torah, Aaron represents empathy and receptivity to divine splendor, Joseph represents holiness and the spiritual foundation, David represents the establishment of the kingdom of Heaven on Earth

upon entering the Sukkah for the first time. Additionally, many invite the Ushpizin each time they partake of a meal in the Sukkah. Some Sephardic Jews even have the custom of setting aside an ornately-decorated chair covered with fine cloth and holy books.

King David writes: "A thousand years in Your eyes are like a day" (Psalms 90:4). Each day of Sukkot corresponds to one of the days of the week, and to each of the seven millennia of human history – starting with Adam and leading to the Messianic era (Talmud - Sanhedrin 97a;

Derech Hashem 1:3:9). Accompanied by the seven great leaders, Sukkot is the holiday that represents the concept of the Jewish people working together to bring about world peace and perfection (Sfas Emes). Further, the Jewish mystical texts explain that each of the seven Ushpizin correspond to a fundamental spiritual path-

and dominance through Torah • Aaron represents empathy and receptivity to divine splendor • Joseph represents holiness and the spiritual foundation • David represents the establishment of the kingdom of Heaven on Earth When we act in ways that manifest one of these spiritual

The Zohar, the foremost book of Jewish mysticism, explains that the Sukkah generates such an intense concentration of spiritual energy, that the divine presence actually manifests itself there in a similar way to Eden

way (sefirah) through which the world is metaphysically nourished and perfected (Derech Hashem 3:2:5, Zohar Chadash, Toldot 26c; cf. Zohar 2:256a). • Abraham represents love and kindness • Isaac represents restraint and personal strength • Jacob represents beauty and truth • Moses represents eternality

attributes, the divine light (as directed through that particular transcendental conduit) shines down into the world and brings it closer to its completion(Derech Hashem 4:2:2,5). As the Talmud says: "With the very measuring cup that a person measures, are [the spiritual influences] measured out for him" (Sotah 8b).

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Feeding The Poor

Aside from these lofty spiritual matters, Judaism's primary emphasis remains on human actions. The Zohar (Emor 103a), after explaining the Ushpizin, continues: "One must also gladden the poor, and the portion [that would otherwise have been set aside for these Ushpizin] guests should go to the poor. For if a person sits in the shadow of faith and invites those guests and does not give their portion [to the poor], they all remain distant from him... One should not say "I will first satisfy myself with food and drink, and I shall give the leftovers to the poor." Rather, the first of everything must be for one's guests. If one gladdens his guests and satisfies them, God rejoices over him. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the others shower him..." Similarly, Maimonides brings this as a matter of religious obligation: "While eating and drinking himself, one is obligated to feed the stranger, orphan, and widow, along with the other unfortunate poor... [One who does not] is not enjoying a mitzvah, but rather his stomach" (Laws of Yom Tov 6:18). May the inspiration of the holy Ushpizin guests help us to fulfill the potential of the Sukkot holiday – enjoying and uplifting both ourselves and the world around us!  (AISH.COM)

A Kabbalistic Take on Ronald Lauder’s Blessing for the Jewish New Year By: Michael Laitman

“O

n this New Year, a reminder that the strength of the Jewish people lies in our unity,” was written in huge letters on the pages of the major newspapers on the eve of Rosh Hashana. The author, president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder wrote: “I have devoted my adult life to fighting for the global Jewish community. I have worked to build a world where we are all united, where our community grows, where children are not afraid, where nothing stops Jewish people from achieving their dreams. I have sought a world where we are accepted by –and collaborate with- people of all religions, where anti-Semitism and the horrors of the past are relegated to the dustbin of history.” Lauder outlined the four basic principles that he believed were essential to remember as we entered the New Year: (1) We are one people - Jews have always been strongest when they are united and cared for each other. (2) Anti-Semitic lies and irrational hatred against Israel disguised today as anti-Zionism must be fought now. (3) We must not be afraid to practice our faith but feel safe to express it. (4) We must not remain silent - we must voice our position when people of any faith are attacked.

Lauder’s statement and sentiment are not only inspiring, but also a harbinger of great hopes for the future. As someone who consistently works to promote Jewish unity, I fully support the president's words with my heart and soul. What Jew does not want this to happen? We, Jews, have wandered in exile for two thousand years and suffered persecution, aggressions and pogroms. It is clear to us that without unity, it will be impossible to eliminate evil and live calmly and securely. However, once we want to implement this heartfelt wish for the New Year, reality hits us in the face. At present, Mr. Lauder's noble statements are but a lonely voice in the wilderness. The reason is that our innate, selfish nature drives us to maximize our life even when our benefit comes at the expense of someone else. It is written that “… every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood” (Genesis 8: 21). Therefore, no person or nation can hope for our lives to be better until we learn how to balance our own selfish nature. In fact, tomorrow may be even worse than yesterday and the day after tomorrow even worse than tomorrow if we don’t evolve from our current state of being. Our ego has driven us to create a global environment that pollutes our social life just as it pollutes our natural environment, causing rifts and crises, instead of helping us pave the

way for true human progress in all walks of life. The only way to counterbalance the negative force of our egoism is by the opposite, positive force - the force of unity. We can awaken it from within

UNLOCKING THE POWER OF UNITY

hearts as one people and above differences. How do we begin? The same The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that only our unity will way Moses did after the exoenable us to produce the pos- dus from Egypt. Moses heeded itive force that will balance the the advice of his father in law, negative force of our own ego- Jethro, and divided the people into groups of ten, also known as a Minyan. Above them in perfect hierarchy, he connected hundreds and thousands, as written: “Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens” (Exodus 18;25). The positive force that unified every Minyan—first within itself, then connecting it with others—created an environment in which all people felt close to each other and positively connected like never before. Their joint effort to unite above their differences and the sensation of rising above their natural rejection of each other produced a force that was stronger than the sum of every individual’s egoism. This is because the force of a united group of ten people, the President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder wrote: Minyan, comes from a deep“I have devoted my adult life to fighting for the global Jewish er, spiritual level that is hidden community. I have worked to build a world where we are all from our ordinary senses. Thus, united, where our community grows, where children are not the Israelites gradually learned afraid, where nothing stops Jewish people from achieving their dreams. I have sought a world where we are accepted by –and how to penetrate that level of nature and discovered “the wiscollaborate with- people of all religions, where anti-Semitism dom of connection,” or in other and the horrors of the past are relegated to the dustbin of words, the wisdom of Kabbalah. history.”

us if we actively work on it. In fact, this was the blessing of Mr. Lauder’s message: our unity will save us.

ism. Sooner or later, the threats and challenges we encounter on a regular basis will obligate us to systematically work to unite our

ONLY OUR EGO STANDS IN THE WAY OF OUR UNITY

After we became a nation

We are one people Jews have always been strongest when they are united and cared for each other. under the foot of Mt. Sinai, we went through countless ups and downs as we wandered for forty years in the desert, entered the land of Israel, and built the First Temple. However, when we couldn’t overcome the eruption of our ego and lost our state of unity, unfounded hatred arose and the Temple was destroyed. The same thing happened with the destruction of the Second Temple, sentencing us to two thousand years of exile which has continued to this day. The ingathering of the exiles in the land of Israel did not heal the internal rift between us. From here on, it is only a matter of time until we realize that the spinal cord of our people is a deeper force of unity that keeps us together, as one man with one heart. The feeling of unity is sweeter than honey. It spreads peace, promotes equality, reveals wisdom, neutralizes anti-Semitism, and most importantly, lightens the darkness in our world, which is the main task as the Jewish people - to be a "light unto the nations." Let’s actualize our unity soon and in our days. Shana Tova and Gmar Chatima Tova!


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ABCs of Sukkot Guidelines for the joyous Jewish outdoor festival of Sukkot.

their validity. inches square. It can be built in After the holiday, some have a yard, apartment balcony, or • Hadas – the myrtle branch, of praise. Hallel is followed by the custom to recycle the es- even on the back of an elephant. By: Rabbi Shraga which has a beautiful plated Hoshanot, where everyone cir- rog as a "spice box" for use at Your Sukkah needs at least Simmons pattern of three leaves coming cles a Torah scroll held on the Havdalah. In this way, the es- three walls. The walls can be of rog goes "from one mitzvah to any material, as long as they are ollowing on the heels out from the same point in the Bima. It is a special tradition to another." Here's how to do it: sturdy enough to withstand a of the High Holidays is branch. • Arava – the willow branch, "beautify" this mitzvah by get- Buy a package of whole (not normal wind. The walls should Sukkot, a seven-day festival (8 days in the Dias- which should have oblong ting the nicest species available. ground) cloves. Use an awl to be at least 38 inches high (96 At the very least, there are specif- make the holes, then place the cm), but not higher than 30 feet pora) characterized by the out- leaves with a smooth edge. door Sukkah-huts that we sit in, and the "Four Species" of plants waved together each day. Sukkot is a holiday of immense joy, where we express our complete trust in God, and celebrate our confidence in having received a "good judgment" for the coming year. Throughout the week of Sukkot, we eat, sleep and socialize in a Sukkah, reminding us that: • The Israelites lived in huts during the 40 years of wandering in the desert. • God is our ultimate protection – just as He protected the Israelites in the desert with the Your Sukkah needs at least three walls. The walls can be of Simchas Beis HaShoeva in a Chassidic synagogue Clouds of Glory (Exodus 13:21). any material, as long as they are sturdy enough to withstand a normal wind. The walls should be at least 38 inches high (96 cm), cloves painstakingly into each (9.6 m). The Four Species hole. (Yes, this is a great way to You don't have to build walls but not higher than 30 feet (9.6 m). keep kids occupied for hours especially for the Sukkah; you On Sukkot, we are comWe bind all the branches to- ic requirements to be valid for on end.) Keep the cloved esrog can use the side of a building, or manded to wave the Four Species, each noted for its special gether: two willows on the left, the mitzvah. Since the details are in a box, to preserve the beauti- even a hedge of bushes. And if one palm branch in the center, many and technical, it is not rec- ful scent of the pungent citrusy you can find an area that is albeauty: • Esrog – the citron, a fra- and three myrtles on the right. ommended to search through etsrog mixing with the sweet 'n ready enclosed by 2 or 3 walls, grant fruit with a thick, white We then lift them together with the forest on your own for these spicy cloves. (A plastic container then your job will be that much rind. It is often picked from the the Esrog and shake it in all di- species! (Particularly the Esrog, carries a higher risk of mildew.) easier! The roof material (S'chach) tree while green, and then rip- rections, as a symbol of God's which can easily be confused with a lemon.) Purchase a com- The Sukkah Hut must be made from material mastery over all Creation. ens to a bright yellow. The Four Species are waved plete set from a reliable distribu• Lulav – the palm branch, Building your own Sukkah that grows from the ground, i.e. which is defined in beauty by each day (except for Shabbat) tor; your local Jewish bookstore is a great activity to share with branches or leaves (but not methaving a straight shape and in the synagogue, during the should have a "Four Species Set" your family and friends. The al). If you're using unfinished recitation of the Hallel prayers with a rabbinical seal certifying Sukkah must be at least 27x27 boards, they should preferably leaves tightly bound.

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not be wider than 5 cm. Also, the material must be presently detached from the ground. This means that nothing can be overhanging your Sukkah – not a tree, a gutter, air-conditioning unit, etc. The roof must be sufficiently covered so that it gives more shade than sun during the daytime, yet it should be sufficiently open so that the stars are visible through the roof at night. The roof material can only be added after the requisite number of walls are in place. Since the Sukkah is designated as your "home" for the next seven days, it is customary to decorate it nicely. Many people hang fruits and flowers from the ceiling, and tape posters of Jerusalem and other Jewish themes on the walls. It is also traditional to "welcome" the seven great leaders of Israel (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moshe, Aaron, Joseph and David) as guests (ushpizin) into one's Sukkah throughout the festival.

More Sukkot Traditions

It is a special mitzvah to rejoice on Sukkot. To this end, the intermediate days of Sukkot are marked by celebrations called Simchat Beit HaSho'eva, commemorating the water libations that were offered during Sukkot in the Holy Temple. See ABCs of Sukkot , page 36

Simchas Torah: Dancing With The Bride By: Rabbi Yochanan Zweig

"T

he Torah that Moshe commanded us is a heritage to the Congregation of

Jacob"(33:4) Simchas Torah is a day in which we celebrate the Torah. Why did Chazal see fit to designate a separate day for Simchas Torah? Would not Shavuos, the day we received the Torah, be a more appropriate time for this celebration? The Talmud instructs a father that as soon as his child is able to speak, he should teach him. "Torah tzivah lanu Moshe morasha Kehilas Yaakov" - "The Torah that Moshe commanded us is a heritage to the Congregation of Jacob."2 Why is this the verse selected when there are earlier verses in the Torah which convey a similar message, such as "vezos Hatorah asher sam Moshe lifnei Bnei Yisroel" - "This is the Torah

that Moshe placed before Bnei Yisroel"3? The last four parshios in the Torah record the events that transpired on the day of Moshe's death. A major event which ensues is the new covenant in Parshas Nitzavim. The concept of "kol Yisrael araeivim zeh bazeh" - "each Jew is a guarantor for his fellow Jew" in regard to mitzvos and aveiros, is introduced as a result of our responsibility to the covenant.4 The general concept of a guarantor is discussed by the Talmud. The Talmud teaches that one who accepts upon himself to repay a loan should the borrower default, is required by Torah law to honor his commitment to pay.5 The commentaries raise the following difficulty: Legally, for a person to be liable to perform a service, there must be consideration, such as money. What is the instrument which obligates a guarantor to honor his commitment? The Ritva answers that although the guarantor does not

Shavuos celebrates Bnei Yisroel becoming a bride to Hashem, while Simchas Torah celebrates Bnei Yisroel becoming betrothed to the Torah

receive money, nevertheless he receives the satisfaction that the lender is relying upon his credibility to issue the loan. This benefit serves as the instrument for the transaction in lieu of money.6 In light of this explanation, the following difficulty arises: Why are Bnei Yisroel bound to their commitment to be guarantors?

What benefit that they do not already have, are they receiving? To begin answering the aforementioned questions, we must analyze another concept which was introduced on the day of Moshe's death. This is the concept of "lo bashamayim hee" "Torah is no longer in the Heavens."7 This means that as long as

Moshe was alive, he consulted with Hashem concerning all difficult Torah legislation. Since Hashem was the final arbiter for Torah legislation while Moshe was alive, Torah was still in the Heavens. However, on the day of Moshe's death, Bnei Yisroel was given unilateral authority over all Torah legislation. This is what is meant by "The Torah is no longer in the Heavens." This new authorization which Bnei Yisroel received was the instrument which obligates them to honor their commitment to be guarantors. At Sinai, when Bnei Yisroel received the Torah, Chazal describe the relationship formed as that of bride and groom.8 Hashem was the groom and Bnei Yisroel was the bride. On the day that Moshe died, a new relationship was formed; Bnei Yisroel were the groom and the Torah was the bride. This is alluded to in the verse, "Torah tzivah lanu Moshe morasha Kehilas Yaakov". In the word "morasha" Chazal see an allusion to the word "me'orasa"

- "betrothed", i.e. the Torah that Moshe commanded us is also betrothed to us.9 The notions that the Torah is not in the Heavens and that Torah became Bnei Yisroel's bride are one and the same. The Talmud instructs a father to begin teaching his son Torah with the verse which reflects this new relationship. Shavuos celebrates Bnei Yisroel becoming a bride to Hashem, while Simchas Torah celebrates Bnei Yisroel becoming betrothed to the Torah. This is reflected in the customs of the day. In most Jewish communities, a representative is chosen to be the "chassan Torah", the groom to the Torah. Additionally, we dance with the Torah as a groom dances with his bride. 1.See Ramoh Ohrech Chaim 669 for source to Simchas Torah 2.See Tosefes Bracha, Zos Haberacha 3.Vaeschanan 4:44 4.See Rashi 29:28 5.Bava Basra 173b 6.Kidushin 7a 7.30:12 8.See Rashi VeZos Haberacha 33:2 9.Sanhedrin 59a

THIS TORAH PORTION OF THE WEEK IS DEDICATED IN THE MEMORY OF

Gabriel Chehebar A.H.

BY HIS WIFE MARCELLE AND THEIR CHILDREN A renowned philanthropist, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a exceptionally generous community activist And an Amud Chesed (Pillar of Kindness). All the years of his life were dedicated to Kiddush Hashem, Giving honor to the Torah and helping his family, friends and the entire Jewish nation.


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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Continued from page 22 demonstrations with adorably icky worms, make new friends while crafting a giant spider web, and, just for toddlers, cud-

The Jewish Voice ABCs of Sukkot

features readings and book signings by local children’s book authors and illustrators and a popContinued from page 35 dle up with farm friends in the up book shop from Community Bookstore. At the end of the day, Pretend Petting Zoo. Other activities include Veg- everyone can join in Brooklyn’s Sukkot is closely connected to etable Midway with Brussels wackiest costume parade and a "water," as it is the day of univerSprout Bowling, Rutabaga Skee- drum circle led by Brazilian per- sal judgment with regard to the Ball, and more! Author Avenue cussion band Maracatu NY. blessings of rain and irrigation for the coming year. Sukkot is also a time of unipolice chief Stefan Sinteus, who versal blessing for all peoples; has said that Muslim immi- symbolized by the 70 additional grants in his city are responsible offerings brought in the Temple, police inspector Lars Alvarsjö, for an "upward spiral of vio- corresponding to the 70 nations who has warned that the scale lence." And of course it has been of the world. The Book of Ecclesiastes, of immigrant crime is straining acknowledged by the recent histhe country's police depart- tory of the Sweden Democrats, written by King Solomon, is ments and courts to the break- the only party to speak the truth read on Shabbat during Sukabout these problems, and now kot. The theme of Ecclesiastes ing point. It has been acknowledged by enjoys so much voter support is the folly of pursuing temporal Swedish police investigator Pe- that the so-called cordon san- pleasures of this world, as opter Springare, who has said that itaire erected around it by the posed to more eternal spiritual virtually all of the criminals he mainstream parties will soon no pursuits. Indeed, the Sukkah's flimsy construction reminds us deals with are Muslims. It has longer be able to hold.  been acknowledged by Malmö (GATESTONE INSTITUTE)

Sweden: What You Continued from page 21 annual, highly popular Bråvalla summer music festival, which will no longer be held after this year because the number of rapes occurring at the event has gotten out of hand. Of course, Sweden's current crisis is not an invention of Islamophobic foreigners. It has been acknowledged by Swedish

DOB Gives the Go-Ahead Continued from page 6

al of the development, SJP sent a statement to the Gothamist, neighborhood. When you look saying, “Following a thorough to the south and the buildings review and audit of our applialong Central Park, you wonder cation for 200 Amsterdam, the what's next. The Upper West New York City Department Side values its quality of life and of Buildings has determined the zoning for the site is valid its sunlight." Regarding the DOB’s approv- and that the building's design

Price’s Resignation Continued from page 10 have to be approved by the president’s chief of staff, John Kelly. That gives more oversight power to a man who has tried to impose order and structure on what has been a chaotic White House.

Nominee faces

gauntlet

On health care, the task of installing another secretary at the Health and Human Services department won’t be easy. The nominee will have to run the gauntlet of Senate confirmation. The already contentious process will be more challenging as Democrats shift from

NJ State Probes Mahwah Continued from page 26

and civil rights. Some Orthodox Jews consider the boundary, dents filed a federal lawsuit last called an eruv, as being needed month, alleging that the town to allow them to do things like is violating their constitutional carry keys and push strollers on

A Year Later, Chelsea Continued from page 3

ed not to be relevant to this case, but extremely influential for the if convicted of either of two jury. Reference to the New Jersey bombs, however, will be percounts in the indictment. Rahimi is charged separately mitted at this trial, as the devices in New Jersey State and feder- were similar in construction to al courts for crimes related to those used in NY. Rahimi’s attorneys have been the police shootout and the NJ bombs. Prosecutors may not extremely busy arguing to exmake reference to the shootout clude several pieces of evidence during this trial, because after before the jury in this trial. much deliberation it was decid- Further, last week his attorney

Terror and Tolerance Continued from page 19

and prefer to share their heated and controversial opinions at is only hard work and dedica- round table sessions rather than tion to the ideals of equity, di- taking it to the streets means that we are finally inching closversity and inclusion. Following every terror attack, er to the Israel we have always we have our hands full clearing dreamed about. As long as our the air between students from dialogue remains open and varied cultural backgrounds. honest and opportunities for But the fact that they are all will- cultural education and undering to attend the same university standing remain plentiful, we

that material possessions are transient. The seventh day of Sukkot is called Hoshana Rabba, which features seven circuits around the bima, with the Four Species in hand. The procession culminates with the beating of the willow branch. Hoshana Rabba is known as the day of the final sealing of judgment which began on Rosh Hashanah. On Hoshana Rabba, some have the custom to read the Book of Deuteronomy and stay up all night studying Torah.

Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

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complies with the zoning in all aspects. Designed by Elkus Continued from page 5 Manfredi Architects with intecome up with good ideas. Citriors by Cetra Ruddy, 200 Amizens can be extremely helpful sterdam will be contextual to the better. in solving the problems we face classic architecture of the Upper Hikind told VIN, “It’s not in our day to day lives. GovWest Side. We look forward to only elected officials who can ernment can get stale at times delivering a world-class building, and working closely with the local neighborhood and community officials throughout the construction process.” Continued from page 19 for crossing the line, because the rising force in her party has litplaying defense to offense on Until she resigned on Sunday, tle problem openly trucking in health care, heartened by the Plame served on the Plough- Jew-hatred. That force, of course is the survival of the Affordable Care shares board of directors. Act and polls showing support Plame’s wing of the Dem- Bernie Sanders radical leftist for the government’s leading ocratic Party is not explicitly wing of the party. Around the same time that role in health care. antisemitic. Obama never said, And HHS is not the only de- “Jews are undermining US Plame was tweeting her way partment that needs a leader. national security.” Instead, he into ill-repute, Iran was showTrump has yet to pick a perma- attacked Israel and Prime Min- ing off a medium- range ballistic nent replacement for Kelly, who ister Binyamin Netanyahu. He missile capable of hitting Israel left his previous job running the attacked “lobbyists” and foreign and Europe and Sanders was giving a foreign policy speech in Department of Homeland Secu- interests. rity in July. Plame’s mistake last week was Missouri. Israel was a key focus for that, in tweeting a link to Giraldi’s article, she moved beyond Sanders, who is now in charge of the Sabbath. Mahwah officials, Obama’s dog-whistle approach. the Democratic Party’s outreach In a way, she can be excused efforts. though, said the markers violate local laws that prohibit signs on trees, rocks and utility poles, and they will start issuing summonses next week if it isn’t removed. They haven’t commented on the Continued from page 4 lawsuit.” Baron on taking bribes and peddling fake degrees to students as that a former director of ad- well as those who never step foot requested for Rahimi to be ex- missions for Touro College was in a classroom. cused from the court proceed- found guilty of altering student Baron was arrested in July ings on Fridays for prayer. The transcripts and selling degrees 2007 and charged with masterjudge said he would allow his in an intricate scam. minding a scheme in which he absence, and that the trial would According to a Daily News ar- tinkered with student transcripts carry on without him. ticle of 2009, a jury in Manhattan to give them better grades and It is presumed that Rahimi had voted to convict Andrique sold master's degrees to three city worked and planned alone. No terror group has claimed responsibility for the bombings or for any role in training Rahimi. His infatuation for those groups, Continued from page 6 as implied in his pocket journal, “There are amenities every seems not to have been directly building has amenities.” elicited. were left out of his testimony. The 80-year-old Harry gave Miller simply responded, up this dream home for a near-

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pocket about $14 million if the deal goes through. Other this proposed deal colluded to Trump family members also mislead their investors and to own small shares in the propkeep the sale out of the public erty, which has more than 250 investors. A source familiar eye.” TRD reports, “While Pres- with the Trump Organizaident Trump is not a plain- tion’s business operations told tiff in the case, he is a limited TRD last week that neither partner and was expected to Trump nor his trust had any

OCTOBER 6, 2017 "Eighth Day of Assembly." This is a time to cease the busy activity of the holiday season and simply savor the special relationship with the Almighty before heading out into the long winter season. It is a separate holiday from Sukkot, meaning that the She'hecheyanu blessing is recited, and the obligation to sit in the Sukkah does not apply. On Shmini Atzeret, Yizkor is recited in the synagogue. The next day is Simchat Torah, which celebrates the completion and new beginning of the annual Torah reading cycle. In the synagogue, all the Torah scrolls are taken out of the Ark, and the congregation dances "seven circuits" amidst great joy and song. In Israel, Simchat Torah is held the same day as Shmini Atzeret. (AISH.COM) Wishing you a joyful Sukkot! and when it comes to problem solving sometimes you need to think out of the box. We owe it to our community to continue pushing the envelope and I have every reason to believe that this can make a difference in people’s lives.” Sanders said the US is “complicit” with Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria and Gaza. He said that he would consider cutting off US military aid to Israel. He argued the US should take a more evenhanded approach to Israel. No similar statements have ever been made by any major presidential contender or political leader in either party. And yet, they have raised no outcry among his fellow Democrats. 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. teachers who needed them to get permanent jobs, according to the Daily News report on 2009. Using his home and office computers, Baron accessed Touro's server to alter student records after being paid off by those who wanted to earn a degree with none of the work. He also forged "certified" transcripts for buyers by deleting the names of real students from records. by apartment. According to The Post, “He’s already secured Dept. of Buildings plans to turn the 78th floor of his new skyscraper at 432 Park Ave. into a love nest for him and his French mistress.” involvement in the deal. The Deane children and their partners are asking State Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla to void the sale of Starrett City and award damages and attorneys’ fees. At the hearing, however, Judge Scarpulla denied an initial request for a temporary restraining order against the defendants that would block the sale and the dispute is ongoing.”


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Brooklyn Orgs Unite Continued from page 8 different community based organizations. Speaking from a vantage point of his impressive experience as a community leader, Mr. Pierre told the assemblage how Brooklynites from all walks of life, always band together and unify in times of desperate need. “Today, we join our Muslim, Jewish and Christian brothers and sisters in showing our love and deep concern for all those

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adversely affected by Maria’s unforgiving wrath by providing them with everything they will need to survive,” said Mr. Pierre. Mr. Abu Khaliquzzaman an esteemed and highly respected leader of Brooklyn’s Muslim community and is the founder of the Interfaith Dialogue Project events. Mr. Khaliquzzaman focused his remarks on the treasured legacy of Brooklynites always “stepping up to the plate” and showing compassion for the needy. “

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that this do-nothing Congress is inflicting on vulnerable Reincludes part of Brooklyn and all publican incumbents. Ultiof Staten Island, six Democrats mately, our Democratic candihave shown interest in running date will face either a convicted felon or an ineffective and for a seat. Evan Lukaske the spokesman weak establishment politician for the Democratic Congres- entangled in an embezzlement sional Campaign Committee scandal — a clear choice for said that Grimm’s candidacy voters on Staten Island and in “demonstrates the serious harm Brooklyn.”

Mr. Mark Appel offered plaudits to the remarkable work done through the partnership of the New York Rescue and Response Team to save lives in the aftermath of the string of hurricanes that wrought disaster to Florida and the Carribean. Mr. Appel was quite generous with his words of high praise for Mayor Bill deBlasio and New York City’s elected officials. He particularly took note of the fact that their rapid response to the devastation that these hurricanes wrought really assisted in helping the victims.

Ivanka Trump Senior Director of Marketing said in a statement, "The women behind the brand represent a diverse group of professionals, and we are proud to say the Ivanka Trump brand continues to em-

to protest US President Donald Trump's comments about women. Among other things, the body the principles upon which it was founded. It is a company campaign targeted Ivanka built to inspire women with Trump's fashion line, and both solution-oriented offerings, cre- physical and virtual stores beated to celebrate and service the gan to remove Ivanka's products from their selections. In fact, a many aspects of their lives." In October 2016, activist November 2016 survey showed Sharon Coulter started the 57% of women had chosen to "Grab Your Wallet" campaign boycott Ivanka's products.  (INN)

Abbas: I Will Continue Continued from page 17 cording to Haaretz. A recent report found that more than half of the PA's yearly budget goes to terrorists, with more than $1 billion

ar deal. Under the agreement’s provisions, any signatory can move that could increase strains require the UN Security Counbetween Trump’s Washington cil to vote on a resolution to and European leaders to a pos- continue the deal’s sanctions relief — a U.S. veto would result in sible breaking point. the sanctions on Iran snapping European impact back into place automatically. That in turn would present The Europeans would be placed in a lose-lose position, the Europeans with the uncomif the U.S. abandons the nucle- fortable choice of either com-

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Although no charges related to campaign offenses were ever brought against Grimm, the investigation exposed that before taking office, while running a Manhattan health food restaurant, Grimm hid over $1 million in sales and wages. In 2014, he declared the case “a political witch hunt,” then within two months pled guilty, eventually being sentenced to eight months in prison in 2015.

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bas reportedly told the United States last month that he has no intention of doing so. "I do not intend to cease payhaving been dedicated for such purposes in the last four years ing salaries to the families of prisoners and martyrs, even if it alone. Despite pressure to end the means I lose my position. I will policy of paying the families of continue paying their salaries terrorists who murdered Jews, until my dying day," he said. PA chairman Mahmoud Ab-  (INN)

of 100,000 in 2002, and then declined to nearly 53 by 2014. across the southern half of the Dwyer-Lindgren said that may Mississippi River. And death risk be due to the relatively recent -from all other chronic respira- and ongoing -- drop in smoking tory illnesses was greatest in the rates. "Tobacco smoking is a major South, across states from Missiscontributor to chronic respirasippi to South Carolina. But not all the news was bad. tory disease mortality," she said. The mortality rate for the "But there is often a substantial respiratory illnesses actual- lag between initiating smokly peaked at more than 55 out ing and experiencing negative

PAGE 37 plying with a UN resolution or re-imposing sanctions against their own policy views. Either way, it would likely compound increasingly tense transatlantic relations. European signatories to the deal have all publicly defended the nuclear agreement, which placed limits on Iran’s nuclear program designed to prevent Tehran from developing weapons in return for a lifting of international sanctions. health outcomes, so the increase and peak in smoking prevalence that occurred decades ago were reflected in the increase and peak in chronic respiratory disease mortality more recently," Dwyer-Lindgren explained. "Continued efforts to reduce smoking by preventing initiation and promoting cessation are important to continue this trend," she added. "This is particularly true in regions where smoking prevalence remains high."  (HEALTH DAY NEWS)

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had told police he lived in Lyon, was homeless, divorced and had problems with drug abuse. Continued from page 11 The assailant was shot dead by had thrown up any alert on French anti-terrorist check lists. a soldier from the military SenThe authorities were trying tinelle patrol, a force deployed tember 29, related to an arrest in Lyon over shoplifting," Molins now to establish his real name across the country under a state and the authenticity of the Tuni- of emergency declared after Istold a news conference. lamist militant attacks began alMolins said none of the sus- sian passport he had shown. Molins added that the suspect most two years ago. pect's seven different identities

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percent turnout. He added that "90 percent" of the votes cast said “yes”, while 7.8 Continued from page 11 He urged the European Union percent said "no" to the question: to stop looking "the other way" "Do you want Catalonia to beter polls closed, "With this day following the police crackdown. come an independent state in the In a press briefing, regional form of a republic?" of hope and suffering, the citiA further two percent cast a zens of Catalonia have won the government spokesman Jordi right to an independent state in Turull said 2.02 million Catalans blank vote, he added, and 0.5 voted for independence, or a 42.3 percent of ballots were void. (INN) the form of a republic."

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CNN reported that President Donald Trump used a solemn address from the White House on Monday to call for unity in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, calling the massacre an "act of pure evil." In a subdued statement, Trump said the nation was united "in sadness, shock and grief." Reading from a teleprompter in the Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump mourned the victims and announced he would visit the stricken Nevada city on Wednesday. "We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss," Trump said of those who lost loved ones in the massacre. For the second time of his presidency, Trump sought to provide solace after a deadly US shooting. He acknowledged the work of local law enforcement officers and called for unity in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. Speaking for five minutes, Trump acknowledged there were few answers for Ameri-

cans still coming to grips with the tragedy. "In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness," he said. "The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope." The massacre in Nevada is the worst domestic act of violence of Trump's presidency. He was briefed on the situation Monday morning by his chief of staff, John Kelly, and conveyed his initial condolences on Twitter. Later on Monday afternoon, President Trump, first lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen solemnly walked onto the White House lawn. Not a word was said as a bell rang in the distance. The four bowed their heads for a moment to honor the victims, letting the silence speak for itself. Dozens of White House staffers gathered on the lawn on

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increased under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. According to reports, the serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income federal DSH payments are slated to be reduced by $2 billion patients. DSH payments have been the in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which target of reduction for years, begins October 1, 2017. Adstarting in FY2014, under the ditional reductions will occur assumption that hospital’s un- each year through FY 2025. “I expect that these cuts will compensated care costs would decline as insurance coverage ripple throughout the health-

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Cabinet. He is also a member of the Conference of Young Jewish community leader, Mr. Harary Presidents. In this year’s address, Mr. is the founder and president of Milvado Inc, an organization Harary reminded the ebulthat develops innovative meth- lient gathering of the special ods to teach spirituality in rel- nature of twins in Judaism and evant ways. He is a member of discussed the concept of each the Executive Board of the OU person possessing a G-d twin; as well as the founding chair- thus showing us our spiritual man of its Young Leadership side.

Women’s March Organizers Continued from page 10 leading anti-Semite in America," according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He has called Adolf Hitler "a very great man," and has often commented on Jewish "control" of U.S. power structures. The Women's March activists

have expressed their love and support for Farrakhan on social media. Additionally, Mallory eulogized brutal Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, writing, "Your legacy lives on!"; Sarsour has a well-documented track record of inflammatory remarks about reformers of Islam and Zionists,

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source censorship, it helps to keep your censors personally most diverse and narcissistic invested. And that’s what idengeneration whose greatest skill tity politics does. It also doesn’t is still being nasty to other peo- hurt that some of the worst ple on the internet while playing violations of the Constitution in the last several generations the heroic victim. If you’re going to crowd- were enacted in the name of

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if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get," wrote Clinton on Twitter Monday morning after first saying she was grieving with "the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre." "Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again," she added, according to an ABC News report. It appeared Clinton was referencing the Hearing Protection Act, introduced by Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and John Carter, R-Texas, in January and now part of the omnibus Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a bill self-described "to provide for the preservation of sportsmen’s heritage and enhance recreation opportunities on Federal land, and for other purposes." A man holds a woman injured in the slaughter of innocents in The Hearing Protection Act what the world has come to know as the Las Vegas massacre removes silencers from the InOn the other side of the po- Association and a bill working ternal Revenue Code's definilitical divide, Trump’s opponent its way through Congress that tion of "firearms," which could in the 2016 presidential race would make it easier to buy gun ultimately make it easier for individuals to purchase them has piped up with her perspec- silencers. "The crowd fled at the sound without the background checks tives on the mass shootings in Las Vegas. On Monday, Hillary of gunshots. Imagine the deaths required for firearm buyers. It

further eliminates a $200 tax on the sound suppressors. Asked about Clinton's comments at Monday's White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders said she has not spoken with President Donald Trump about his stance on the specific issue of silencers and downplayed talk of "preventions" before learning all of the facts of the shooting, according to an ABC News report.

either side of the group, including Gary Cohn, Tom Bossert, Sarah Sanders, Omarosa Manigault, Rob Porter and Steve Mnuchin.

Clinton As she expressed her condolences to the victims and their families Clinton also sharply criticized the National Rifle

Rabbi Wyne views the tragic shooting as a message from God. "We need to note that it happened right near us, not in Atlanta," he said. "All of us need to find ways that we can repent and serve God better." "It's very easy for Mrs. Clinton to criticize and to come out, but I think we need to remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter, and this isn't a time for us to go after individuals or organizations," said Sanders. "I think that we can have those policy conversations, but today is not that day."

care system and affect virtually every hospital statewide. New York State has a $4 billion deficit and is not in a position to make up funding,” added Cuomo. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio has already bailed out the failing hospital system, when he budgeted for a bailout last April, promising to not close any hospitals or layoff any hospital workers. The city hospitals employ about 18,000 DC37 public sector union workers.

The city already pumps $1.8 billion a year into the public hospital system, through the Mayor and City Council that includes the jail health care. Last Friday, NYC Health & Hospitals (NYCHH) interim CEO Stanley Brezenoff, in a meeting with the board of directors, called the move “perplexing” and was quick to note the financial difficulties the state public health system will incur under the budget cut.

“We have learned that the state is not going to provide in the time frame that we have expected, $380 million, that we have in effect have earned, deserve and have counted on in our overall financial plan. We do not understand why this money is being held. I’m going to have to take measures to be more stringent on judgment calls around expenditures. And I’m going to have to be more deliberate and selective on

judgments surrounding new expenditures” said Brezenoff. Brezenoff went on to note that all voluntary and major public hospitals except for the State University of New York hospitals and NYC Health & Hospitals have received their allocations. New York will receive $330 million less in fiscal 2018 and $829 million less in fiscal 2019, according to the state Department of Health.  (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS)

Wrapping up the evening’s stirring addresses was Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein; a kiruv giant and founder of several schools and seminaries dedicated to helping girls and young woman at risk. With palpable emotion reverberating in his voice, Rabbi Wallerstein said that the original topic of his address was to have been our relationship with Hashem, but due to other tragic events in the commu-

nity, he had decided to speak about our relationship with one another. On Rosh HaShanah night of this year, Rabbi Wallerstein learned of the tragic passing of a young woman named Miriam who had attended one of his schools and who had graduated with honors. She had died of a drug overdose. Rabbi Wallerstein told the gathering that from last Rosh HaShanah to this Rosh HaSha-

nah 150 frum boys and girls had died of overdoes or suicide and that this egregious and heart wrenching phenomenon must be addressed by all of us. “Even though Hashem alone knows our length of days, I believe that these young people did die before their time and the question remains what our response should be and will be in the future,” he said. He called upon all Jews to daven fervently for people

with troubles and to express our compassion and sensitivity. “When people say there is a shidduch crisis, we cannot dismiss that just because, let’s say, all of our children are married. We must feel the pain of others whose children have not found the appropriate shidduch and work feverishly to help them. The pain of every Jew must be our pain, and conversely, the joy of every Jew must be our joy,” he said.

including comparing the latter to white supremacists, and has supported Palestinian terrorists who murdered Jews; and Perez has written of her "love" for a Black Panther convicted of the attempted murder of six police officers. Dan Krasnove, co-president of student group Bulls for Israel at USF, told the Washington Free Beacon, "It's disappointing that these are who people

choose to invite." Krasnove said he will attend and listen to what the Women's March leaders have to say, and will then "respectfully challenge during a question and answer period any false comments" about Israel. He noted such an event so early in the semester, paired with increased social media activity by Students for Justice in Palestine, likely points to an-

ti-Israel students' intentions to increase their efforts on campus this year. Rachel Biderman, programming chair of the MSE Symposium, told the Free Beacon, "We do not endorse any views of our speakers, but instead seek to create a platform and forum for the free exchange of ideas. We believe that as prominent leaders of our generation, the Women’s March organizers have im-

portant ideas to discuss." Women's March organizers are looking toward the Women's Convention, a weekend of "intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections," according to the site. The convention is scheduled to take place at the Cobo Center in Detroit from Oct. 27-29.  (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)

fighting bigotry. If you are going to end free speech, the best flag to fly is still anti-racism. And if you’re going to demean the anthem, do it by claiming to be the victim of racism even when you’re a privileged black nationalist celebrity who sees more money in one year than most working people of any race will ever see in an entire

lifetime. The quiet reshaping of the national culture is no longer an option. The culture war uses harassment, shaming and even violence to silence speech by those it opposes and to impose its speech instead. And that is the overlooked element in the free speech debate.

It’s not just about silencing those you don’t like. It’s about creating a safe space in which your views are the only ones that can be heard. Professional victimhood is the pose of professional victimizers. This is what a culture war looks like. And its first casualty is free speech. The left doesn’t reject free

speech because it’s a bunch of easily triggered “snowflakes”. It rejects free speech because it wants absolute power. And the first step is killing a free and open society.  (Front Page Mag) Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.


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ing to make the most of their trip, free stopovers of up to 5 nights can be made in Paris on both the onward and the return journey. Bookings can be made through a travel agent, over the phone (+1 877-4969889) or through the airline’s new US website: www.xl.com/ us

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he Tourism Ministry and Scandinavian carrier SAS announced last Thursday that SAS would resume flights to Israel later this year with direct service from Stockholm to Eilat for the winter season of 2017-2018. The airline discontinued flights to Israel in March 2016 citing “increasing costs and competition,” despite a steep increase in passenger traffic in 2015. “I welcome SAS’s decision,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin. “We are indeed witnessing exceptional momentum, with airlines flying into Israel and bringing record numbers of tourists. “We warmly welcome Swedish tourists, who will once again vacation in Eilat thanks to the new route, and will enjoy an attractive holiday destination, especially in the winter,” Levin continued. “Eilat is located on the Red Sea, on Israel’s southern coast and offers everything from white, sandy beaches to spectacular hotels and nightlife,” said SAS-Sweden Sales Manager Anders Wahlström. “This is a city that has attracted visitors for decades. We see that more and more people want to travel with us to warmer destinations in the winter.” The announcement followed several rounds of negotiations

The Tourism Ministry and Scandinavian carrier SAS announced last Thursday that SAS would resume flights to Israel later this year with direct service from Stockholm to Eilat for the winter season of 2017-2018.

between the airline and the Tourism Ministry. SAS accepted an offer by the Tourism Ministry to receive a subsidy of € 45 per passenger and an additional € 15 per passenger from the Eilat Hotels Association. SAS is the latest international airline to announce service to Israel in recent months. Since the beginning of 2017, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, Air India and a host of low-cost European airlines announced they would begin flying to Israel. In addition, China’s Hainan Airlines announced it would expand service on its Beijing-Tel Aviv route. Incoming tourism increased 24 percent in the first quarter of 2017 in comparison with the same period in 2016. The

Tourism Ministry has been promoting the expansion of direct flights from Europe to Israel, and particularly to Eilat during the winter season, marketing it as a warm destination. The announcement by SAS comes against the backdrop of ongoing tensions between Stockholm and Jerusalem following comments by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom in 2015 linking terror attacks in Paris to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and over Sweden’s 2014 recognition of a Palestinian “state.” More recently, Wallstrom was named “special envoy” to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a move that elicited scathing criticism from the Israeli foreign ministry.  (TPS)


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Legoland Discovery Center (Yonkers)

Legoland offers 15 different attractions for kids who love Legos. Kids can build and race cars, try to build a structure that can survive the earthquake tables, and attend Master Builder Academy. Spend the day letting your kids get into all the hands on activities.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum has a nature exhibit, an area specifically designed for toddlers and young children, curated sensory stimulating collections, and an imaginary street full of kid sized shops to play pretend. The also have summer camps and afterschool programs. Spend half a day here with your little ones!

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Howe Cavern offers many different types of tours, including some overnight packages

Legoland offers 15 different attractions for kids who love Legos. Kids can build and race cars, try to build a structure that can survive the earthquake tables, and attend Master Builder Academy. Spend the day letting your kids get into all the hands on activities.

Museum is 4 floors and 15,000 square feet of elegance

A bird haven for injured and disabled birds, Berkshire Bird Paradise has helped eagles, hawks, pigeons, falcons, and chickens recuperate

different types of tours, includ- could spend hours here seeing ing some overnight packages. all that the have to offer. A traditional tour is 90 minutes spent between walking and rid- Miss Master’s Closet ing a boat. They also have 2 hour (New York City) photo tours, family tours, and An upscale vintage resale couples retreats. shop in Brooklyn, this shop also lists items on Ebay. Born Saratoga National from a long time love of vin-

Historical Park (Stillwater)

Visit the battlefield of one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War and stop at the monument to to commemorate the victory. You can also take a walk through VicSaratoga National Historical Park (Stillwater) tory Woods and see where the Greenburgh Nature walk, run, ski, or horseback ride British forces occupied for their Center (Scarsdale) your way along this gorgeous final defense. You’ll need about With 33 acres of gardens, scenic route through the coun- 3 hours here if you want to see ponds, and trails, there is tryside. Spend a few hours to a everything it has to offer. enough to keep you busy here day taking in the views. Bear Mountain for at least half a day. The have a Trailside Museums playground for the kids, special Berkshire and Zoo (Stony holiday events like the model Bird Paradise Point) train show, and a lot of educa- (Petersburg) tional activities. A bird haven for injured and The animals at the Bear disabled birds, Berkshire Bird Mountain Trailside Museum Muscoot Farm Paradise has helped eagles, and Zoo are unique for a zoo (Katonah) hawks, pigeons, falcons, and – they’re all unreleasable to the Muscoot Farm is dedicated chickens recuperate. The Par- wild. All have either been into preserving the heritage of adise is open to the public sea- jured in the past or orphaned the old fashioned country from sonally and it’s worth spending and unable to get by on their own. There are also museums to prominent from 1880-1930. an hour or two there. see so you could easily spend an Here, you can spend a whole entire day here. day if you take advantage of ev- Mohonk Mountain erything they offer – including House (New Paltz) blacksmithing workshops, arIt looks like a castle, come Kaatskill tisan fairs, and holiday events. here and you’ll feel like royalty. Kaleidoscope There’s also farmer’s markets, You can come and spend the day (Mt Tremper) camps for kids, and 50 animals or make a weekend getaway of Though it is now surroundto see. it, but here you will find a lot to ed by a mountain resort, the do – hiking, watersports, winter Kaatskill Kaleidoscope is still The Big Duck sports, gardens, a museum, and there and remains the largest (Flanders) a spa, just to name a few. in the world. Located in a silo, it won’t take long to visit. But Listed as a National Historic you should spend at least a half Place, the Big Duck is exactly Binghamton Zoo hour getting this one of a kind what it sounds like – a building (Binghamton) in the shape of a big duck. InThe Binghamton Zoo is home experience. side, you’ll find travel and tour- to many animals, including 8 ism information. It won’t take critically endangered species. Chelsea Market long once you get there, but it is The kids will love the carousel, (New York City) something to see! the train, and face painting, You The Chelsea Market has more could spend 2 hours here meet- than 35 vendors, this is one of Brooklyn Children’s ing all the animals. the biggest indoor food spaces Museum (New you will ever find. You can find York City) Howe Caverns mostly anything here – bread, sushi, wine, meats, tacos, and Designed to foster growth (Howes Caves) and imagination in kids, the Howe Cavern offers many cheeses just to name a few. You

Designed to foster growth and imagination in kids, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum has a nature exhibit, an area specifically designed for toddlers and young children, curated sensory stimulating collections, and an imaginary street full of kid sized shops to play pretend

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New Study: Majority of Medical Professionals Improperly Share Log-In Access Credentials to Electronic Medical Records Edited by: JV Staff

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trict regulations for keeping confidential data secure often make it difficult for caregivers to get the information they need. As a result, a majority of medical staff surveyed have accessed an electronic medical record (EMR) system using a password improperly supplied by a fellow medical staffer. Published in Healthcare Informatics Research, the “Prevalence of Sharing Access Credentials in Electronic Medical Records” is the first study to examine EMR access among medical providers. EMRs store extensive, highly sensitive information about patients, including personal, demographic and financial data. Healthcare organizations also use EMRs for billing, appointment-scheduling and managing critical life-supporting devices. In the study, researchers gathered survey responses from 299 medical professionals, including residents, medical students, interns, and nurses. The research team included researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Harvard Medical School, Duke University, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of the 299 participants claimed to have used another

medical staff member’s password to access an EMR at work. More than 57 percent of participants (171 out of 299) estimated they have used someone else’s password an average of 4.75 times. Of the medical residents, all (100 percent) say they had at one time obtained another medical staff member’s password with their consent. Within the student and intern groups, 77 percent and 83 percent (respectively) used someone else’s access credentials because they said they "were not given a user account.” Similarly, 56 percent of students and almost 70 percent of interns cited that their user access had inadequate permissions " to fulfill my duties" so they had to ask for someone else's access credentials. Only half of the nurses surveyed (57.5 percent) reported using someone else’s password. “The strength of an information security system is determined by the strength of its weakest link,” says researcher Dr. Florina Uzefovsky, an associate professor of developmental psychology at BGU and member of its Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience. “Even a single breach may render an information system ineffective.” Breaching patient privacy — which is protected under the strict Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules in the United States and International Standards Or-

suming. For example, in Israel -- where junior staff turnover clinical rotations weekly -- medical school students, interns, and other new employees often resort to using another employee’s credentials to fulfill their duties while going through the strict, lengthy registration process. The researchers recommend that understaffed hospitals, especially during on-call hours, may need to delegate administrative tasks and extend EMR system access to para-medical, junior staff, interns, and students. Nurses, who generally carry out more precisely defined duties, are more likely to have the EMR privileges they need. An understanding of the requirements of the medical staff and extending broader access privileges can actually lead to less password sharing and better medical data protection. Lastly, the researchers recommend adding an option for each EMR role that grants maximum privileges for one-time use only. Strict regulations for keeping confidential data secure often When this option is invoked, the make it difficult for caregivers to get the information they need. senior physician and a protected As a result, a majority of medical staff surveyed have accessed health information (PHI) secuan electronic medical record (EMR) system using a password rity officer would be informed. improperly supplied by a fellow medical staffer. This would allow junior staff to Consequently, HIPAA re- Center. “This may sometimes make urgent, lifesaving deciquires healthcare organizations cause conflict between their duty sions under formal retrospective to establish and enforce compre- and their obligation to meet secu- supervision without having to sneak onto the EMR. hensive security policies, which rity regulations.” The other researchers particThe researchers offer a numinclude clear definitions of each worker’s role and access privi- ber of recommendations. First, ipating in the study include: Dr. leges. Organizations must also attaining access credentials needs Ayal Hassidim, Hadassah-Hesupply a way to authenticate the to be less difficult and time-con- brew University Medical Cen-

ganization (ISO) criteria in Israel and other countries — can result in large fines if reported. In addition, an EMR system attack could seriously disrupt healthcare operations and cause direct injury to patients, such as with the manipulation of a prescription or medical device.

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows By: Alan Mozes

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he number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates. From 1980 through 2014, more than 4.6 million Americans died from a range of chronic respiratory illnesses, the researchers reported. While the risk was pegged at 41 deaths for every 100,000 people back in 1980, it rose to nearly 53 out of every 100,000 by 2014, representing a nearly 31 percent spike over 35 years. And the dismal news continued in the new report. Eighty-five percent of the deaths -- 3.9 million people -were from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which moved up in that period of time to become the third leading cause of death, ahead of stroke, in the United States. Other chronic respiratory illnesses that saw dramatic increases included: particle-inhalation diseases, such as pneumoconiosis and interstitial lung disease; asthma; and pulmonary sarcoidosis (a disease of inflammation and abnormal mass growth).

The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates.

Lead investigator Laura Dwyer-Lindgren could not pinpoint the reasons for the dramatic rise, but noted, "both mortality rates, and changes in mortality rates over time, differed considerably among counties for all different types of chronic respiratory diseases." Dwyer-Lindgren is a researcher with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The study team noted that, as of 2015, nearly 7 percent of all deaths in the United States are due to chronic respiratory illness. To track risk trends by coun-

ties, the investigators analyzed death records and population figures that had been collected by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Human Mortality Database. Residents of central Appalachia were found to face the highest risk of death from COPD and pneumoconiosis. Interstitial lung disease-related death risk was highest across the Southwest, northern Great Plains, New England and South Atlantic. Asthma posed the biggest risk in Georgia, South Carolina, and See Respiratory Disease Death , page 37

identity of each worker, control his or her access to relevant data and audit editing. “Medical staff must provide timely and efficient care while maintaining patient confidentiality,” says the primary investigator, Dr. Ayal Hassidim, at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical

ter; Dr. Tzfania Korach, Harvard Medical School; Drs. Rony Shreberk-Hassidim and Elena Thomaidou, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center; Shahar Ayal, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel; and Dan Ariely, Ph.D., Duke University. About American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision: creating a worldclass institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. As Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) looks ahead to turning 50 in 2020, AABGU imagines a future that goes beyond the walls of academia. It is a future where BGU invents a new world and inspires a vision for a stronger Israel and its next generation of leaders. Together with supporters, AABGU will help the University foster excellence in teaching, research and outreach to the communities of the Negev for the next 50 years and beyond. Visit vision.aabgu.org to learn more. AABGU, headquartered in Manhattan, has nine regional offices throughout the United States. For more information visit https://aabgu.org/.

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Notice of Qualification of SunPower NY CDG 1, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Washington (WA) on 5/28/53. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. WA address of LLC: 505 Union Ave SE, Ste 120, Olympia, WA 98501. Cert. of Formation filed with WA Secy of State, 801 Capitol Way S, POB 40234, Olympia, WA 98504. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of LEDGERPRIME LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Infrastructure Advisors L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/23/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of Fun With Food, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/1/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 360 W. 22nd St., Apt. 15E, NY, NY 10011, Attn: Sari Imberman. DE address of LLC: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of Unitranche Capital Fund LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Civic Builders, Inc., 304 Hudson St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Timeless Jewel, LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W 36th St, #306, NY, NY 10018. General Purposes. [10/6-11/10]

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Notice of formation of NERE LI DEVELOPMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/09/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Bentley Shang Zhao, 4918 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/611/10] Notice of formation of VIDALINA VENTURES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/14/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/6-11/10] Notice of formation of ARCANE COFFEE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Arcane Coffee LLC, 330 E 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/6-11/10] Notice of formation of EDROCK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/18/2017. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/30/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/17/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of HUSA E84, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/7/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of SECURE-24, LLC. The fictitious name is: SECURE-24 DELAWARE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/14/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/21/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Formation of G&J DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/13/17. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 75 Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roseland, NJ 07068. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Fred Diehl Soriano Henkel Biehl Matthews at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Real estate development. [9/2911/3] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Associates III L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/18/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund III L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Formation of Hudson LaGrange, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Craig Wood, c/o Cape Advisors, Inc., 483 Broadway, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of AGENT3 LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 10/1/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CA address of LLC: 100 Montgomery St, Ste 1202, San Francisco, CA 94104. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS PARALLEL FUND, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/08/17. Princ. office of LP: 40 Wall St., NY, NY 10005. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: Andrew Kotliar at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of BMS Cat of New Jersey, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 8/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. TX address of LLC: 5718 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117. Cert. of Formation filed with TX Secy of State, James Earl Rudder Office Bldg, 1019 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of Masterpiece International Limited, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/8/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of HOST LOGISTICS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/11/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Virginia (VA) on 8/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. VA address of LLC: 4701 Cox Rd, Ste 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Formation filed with VA Secy of State, 1111 E Broad St, Fl. 4, Richmond, VA 23219. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of COWBIRD CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 World Trade Center, Fl. 85, NY, NY 10007. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of DCP AMERICA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of GUTS NYC, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/2017. Office Location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 515 E 5th St, 3A, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/2210/27] Notice of formation of NY SUNSHINE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/06/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: NY SUNSHINE LLC C/O LIN, XING S, 2062 71st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Investors LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LP: c/o Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]


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Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]

Notice of Qualification of QUALITY HUTS EAST LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 477 Madison Ave, Ste 520, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Feeder Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 2/24/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. CI address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, 190 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9001, CI. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed Registrar of LPs, Citrus Grove Bldg., Ground Fl., Goring Ave., Georgetown, Grand Cayman KY19000, CI. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]

Notice of Qualification of ECC Insurance Brokers, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 1/1/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. IL address of LLC: 1 Tower Ln., Ste 2850, Oakbrook Terr, IL 60181. Cert. of Formation filed with IL Secy of State, 501 S 2nd St, Rm 350, Springfield, IL 62756. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of Noa Properties LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/31/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Noa Properties LLC, c/o Moroccanoil, 750 Lexington Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: Allan Weizmann. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of Wonderguts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/31/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: eResidentAgent, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the Registered Agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of S DOWN BELOW LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 390 Broom St., 1st Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of PROJECT ACTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 185 Varick St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of formation of SQUARE3REE BUILDING AUTOMATION & SOLUTIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/31/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of SERAFIMA INVESTMENTS GP LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/13/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 240 Little Plains Rd., Southampton, NY 11968. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808-1674. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of formation of KRIS STRATEGY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/12/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporate Filings of New York, 90 State Street, Ste 700, Office 40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware, Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) I L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/17/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NAVO CAPITAL, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Formation of TFinn & Co. JPM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of STONEPEAK CLAREMONT (CO-INVEST) HOLDINGS LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/8/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

45-57 DAVIS STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/17/17. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o The Vorea Group LLC, 184 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/28/17. Princ. office of LLC: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL LP. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/23/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/17. Princ. office of LP: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

OCTOBER 6, 2017 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS UMB BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE OF MART LEGAL TITLE TRUST 2015-NPL1, Plaintiff AGAINST MICHAEL SINGH A/K/A MICHAEL J. SINGH, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 17, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on October 12, 2017 at 2:30PM, premises known as 83 COOPER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 3433, LOT 51. Approximate amount of judgment $514,368.24 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 5137/2013. Robert A. Abrams, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 48041. [9/8-9/29] Notice of formation of VILUCI LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/03/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Viluci LLC, 2609 East 14th Street, Suite #360, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of ALPHA SQUARE GROUP FUND I LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/18/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. DE address of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. 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 Xin Szeto, Controller, Alpha Group Square S LLC, 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Intren, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/16/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 12/27/16. 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. IL address of LLC: 18202 W Union Rd, Union, IL 60180. Cert. of Formation filed with IL Secy of State, 501 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62756. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of ALPHA SQUARE GROUP S LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/18/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. DE address of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. 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 Xin Szeto, Controller, Alpha Square Fund I LLC, 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Formation of Scrap Yard Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. 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: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, 156 W 56th St, NY, NY 10019, Attn: Bruce Bronster, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Formation of JA 2040 White Plains LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/6/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 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. [8/25-9/29] Notice of formation of MARIAS MUFFINS & DESSERTS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/22/2016. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Maria Dellavalle, 40 Anaconda St, Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/25-9/29]


OCTOBER 6, 2017 Notice of Qualification of BROOKFIELD FAIRFIELD U.S. MULTIFAMILY VALUE ADD FUND II DEV PF, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/19/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/17. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Application for Authority of KD CONNECTICUT ADJUSTERS LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/30/2016.LLC organized in Connecticut on 04/07/04. NY office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 38 Hill Top Rd, East Haddam, CT 06472. Office address in jurisdiction of organization: 70 Woodvale Dr., Northford, CT 06424. Copy of Articles of Organization on file with Secy. of State of CT, 30 Trinity St. Hartford, CT 06115-0470. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification: Bonchon Group LLC Auth. filed with Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office loc: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/3/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 8th Ave, #502, NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: 919 N Market St, #950, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec of State, 401 Federal St, #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. [8/25-9/29] Notice of formation of SUSU MOVEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/07/2016. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Hunt CMT Finance, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/6/17. 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. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.[8/259/29] Notice of Qualification of CCV CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/28/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/13/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 959 1st Ave., Apt. 6P, NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Zirrus, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 6/30/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. FL of LLC: 4171 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Ste. 3, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Arts. of Org. filed with FL Secy. of State, 2661 Executive Center Cir., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Denim Lab LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 9/26/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Rocco Vienhage, 3578 Hayden Ave., Ste. N-1, Culver City, CA 90232-2445. Principal office of LLC: FRAME, 51 Greene St., NY, NY 10013. Arts. of Org. filed with CA Dept. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] PRETTY THINGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/2/2017. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 502 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/18-9/22]

The Jewish Voice Notice of Formation of IMAGINE & ATTAIN LIFE COACHING, LLC. Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 06/07/2017. Off. Loc.: NY County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 4142 24th St. Apt. 631, Long Island City. NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful act. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Qualification of Yahoo Fantasy Sports Player Funds LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/4/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/31/17. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22] Notice of formation of NERE LIC BUILDING ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/28/2017. Office located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: Bentley Zhao, 4918 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22]. Notice of Formation of Nineties News LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nineties News LLC, 26 Broadway, Ste. 1301, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/110/6] Notice of Qualification of MMAS AVIATION LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/19/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 160 Greentree Dr., Dover, DE 19904. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of Qualification of Graduate Roosevelt Island Lessee LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/2/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of Qualification of Graduate Roosevelt Island Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/4/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of formation of BERNA & MANUK LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/09/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 780 Madison Avenue, Apt #8A, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/1-10/6] JUICERIE IV LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/7/2017. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Pampalone Law, 15 Dunham Place, Ste. 10E, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 271 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211. [9/1-10/6] Notice of formation of PRDVCE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/11/2016. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Formation of Schuster 44th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/14/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Josh Schuster, 265 E. 66th St., Apt. 22E, NY, NY 10065, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Qualification of REDFITZ PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 10/18/10. Princ. office of LLC: 181 Conover St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11231. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. NV addr. of LLC: 2360 Corporate Circle, Ste. 400, Henderson, NV 89074-7739. Cert. of Form. filed with Barbara K. Cegavske, NV Secy. of State, 101 N. Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

PAGE 47 Notice of Qualification of JT1, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/22/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/14/17. NYS fictitious name: JT1 DE, LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Qualification of HARK CAPITAL II GP, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/08/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o

Notice of Qualification of Roman Health Medical LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/11/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Saman Rahmanian, 221 Canal St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

CT Corporation System, 111 Eight Ave. - 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: Corporation Trust Center - 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Qualification of 550 Vanderbilt 917 LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/9/17.

Notice of Qualification of KeyMe Operating LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/08/17. Princ. office of LLC: 5 Pennsylvania Plaza, 10th Fl., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State., Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 8/8/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: CT Corporation System, registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [8/18-9/22]


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY LAND FOR SALE IN LAKEWOOD, NJ.

On Prospect St. 4.02 acres. $4,750,000. Also, 8.46 acres, $10 million.

Call 848-245-6822 omnipropertynj@gmail.com

LM0908

FOR SALE/ RENT 4 PROPERTIES PITTSGROVE, NJ- RETAIL 80,000 SQ FT SUPERMARKET MILLVILLE, NJ- WAREHOUSE 317,000 SQ FT MILLVILLE, NJ- WAREHOUSE 600,000 SQ FT AMSTERDAM, NY- WAREHOUSE 135,000 SQ FT

CALL OWNER 718-241-4141 EMAIL 4030303@gmail.com

LM1013

FARM WITH US. North Dakota. Red River Valley Farmer. Seeking individuals interested in investing in farmland. Would share crop or lease. Parties welcome to visit and observe all aspects of production agriculture. For additional information see: www.sproulefarms.com Check out our u-tube Farm video. 218-779-1571 LM0729

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN FACTORING COMPANY. UP TO 12% APY, MONTHLY INCOME, BONUS BREAKPOINT POSSIBLE. CALL VINCE AT PORTFOLIO ADVISORS ALLIANCE 212-812-8900, OR EMAIL VHOBAN@ALLENPS. COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. PORTFOLIO ADVISORS ALLIANCE IS REGISTERED BROKER DEALER WITH FINRA AND SIPC. INVESTMENTS IN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE INVESTMENTS AND CONSULT YOUR ACCOUNTANT/ INVESTMENT ADVISOR/ ATTORNEY, PRIOR TO MAKING ANY INVESTMENTS. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED THROUGH A PROSPECTUS. EACH POTENTIAL INVESTOR SHOULD READ THE ENTIRE OFFERING MEMORANDUM, INFORMATION STATEMENT OR PROSPECTUS PROVIDED AND CAREFULLY CONSIDER ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INVESTMENT. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED IN STATES WHERE BOTH THE FIRM AND ITS REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVES ARE LICENSED. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED TO SUITABLE INVESTORS PURSUANT TO FINRA RULE 2111. PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. LM1021

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

RE-OPENING 6 OLD OIL

Restaurant- Bar Privately owned 70 years Dining Room, Bar & Deck- Seating 150 With two rental apts- Turnkey GREAT LOCATION! Vicinity of the Poconos. $400,000.

Call Lou 570-829-7768 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 

9000

BUSINESS/ BUILDING WITH APARTMENTS FOR SALE. Established Bar with light food located in Wingdale, NY near Olivet University and Webatuck Village. Perfect spot for a Liquor Store. $475,000. Serious inquiries. Call Phil/ Agent 845-242-9978. Keller Williams Realty Partners 914-962-0007 LM1027 PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE For Sale in Sea Cliff, NY. Next to Busy Medical Office. powerphysicaltherapy@ yahoo.com 516-801-3337 LM1027 NEW GRETNA, NJ. FOR SALE: Approvals in Place for Restaurant/ Bar. C Liquor License, on Rt. 9. Asking $375K or best offer. 609-709-3057 LM1013 MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE LAND FOR SALE. 1.28 Acres on a quiet street. Close to Route 1. $150,000. 434-401-8686 LM0922

WELLS IN WEST TEXAS. Each well produced approx 1 million barrels of oil. 30-40% annual return is realistic. More information at www.MincOil.com or Call Mark at 915-921-7255

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THRIVING CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN GREENPORT ON LONG ISLAND’S NORTH FORK. Busy & Profitable All Year Round Since 1992. Good Price & Terms. Call Patrick 631-744-9100 LM0901

AIRCRAFT SERVICES Private jet services-Pesach. NY-Israel.$26K.RT per seat.NYFL $5700RT per seat. Limited seats. 388-784-1221

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 

9010

Invest small, with a minimum investment of $7,500 for a big return!! With a Legal Legitimate Investment company. For more information or appointment call: 212-256-1158 extension 103 This offering is only for accredited investors under Regulation D under Rule 506 (c) of the Securities Act Of 1993. The Company shall take reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status before making Any offer and sale. Any accredited investor that does not provide the information necessary to the company To satisfy the verification requirement will not be deemed an accredited investor and may not participate in the offering.

LM0908

HARD MONEY LOANS AVAILABLE FOR INVESTORS. 60% LTV. Call 718-825-4086

LM0818

RESTAURANTS FOR SALE (2). RIDGEFIELD, CT. Gorgeous restaurant, turn-key operation on Main St. $300K. Also, PIZZERIA in BROOKFIELD, CT in very busy shopping center. Next to Raymour Flanagan. $150K. Call Owner 914-906-1084

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WE PROVIDE FRESH CUT BG, SBLC AND LOAN. WE HAVE A GENUINE PROVIDER FOR FRESH CUT BG AND SBLC AND 3% APR LOAN WHICH ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR LEASE. OUR BANK INSTRUMENT CAN BE ENGAGED IN PPP TRADING, DISCOUNTING, AND SIGNATURE PROJECT(S) SUCH AS AVIATION, AGRICULTURE, PETROLEUM, REAL ESTATE AND E.T.C. OUR LEASING PRICE IS 6+2 AND OUR ISSUING BANKS ARE HSBC LONDON OR BARCLAYS BANK LONDON. OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE REASONABLE AS OUR PROVIDER IS READY TO SEND RWA OR SWIFT M799 BEFORE WE PROCEED. KINDLY CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VIA EMAIL: BGCONSULTANT@OUTLOOK.COM

TO ADVERTISE IN THE JEWISH VOICE CALL: 800-998-0885

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JOBS & SERVICES D & H CLEANING SERVICES AND REPAIRS LLC. Our services include repairs, renovations,

BROADWAY COMPUTERS. 516-654-9210 We do it all from training to repairs. Learn to use PC’s & Gadgets. Our location or yours. Desktop, Laptop/

maid service, interior cleaning,

PC/ Mac Services, Repairs, Upgrades, Virus Removal,

event clean up, and commercial

Screens Repairs, New & Refurbished PC’s & Laptops.

cleaning. Phone: 914-227-0058 Email: ezardclarke@aol.com

LM0915

NURSING ASSISTANT. Days, Evenings or Overnights. Speaks English. Car Available. Excellent References. Hollywood, Florida only. Call 215-840-0346

LM0915

Experienced & Certified Home Health Aide available 5-6 days per week, live-in or live-out. Full time. Over 16 years experience in elder care. Excellent references. English speaking. Call 347-619-9290

LM0915

JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/ BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960

Maintenance & Control Wireless Networking Laptop Starting at $199. We Repairs TV’s.

Call Us @ 516-259-1810 Visit Us At 588 Broadway, Massapequa LM1117 HELP WANTED 

9020

NURSES LPN’s, RN’s & CNA’s. PUTNAM NURSING & REHAB CENTER. Come join our team, 1199 union benefit packages, SIGN-ON BONUS PAID OUT MONTHLY. LTC facility, seeking RN’s/ LPN’s on our 7AM-3PM & 3-11PM shifts & CNA’s- all shifts. Call 845-878-3241 or Fax Resume Attn: Brenda or Patricia to 845-878-7318 LM1006 HOME HEALTH AIDES. Calling all NYS Certified Home Health Aides to attend Osborn Home Care’s Walk-in Day!! Walk-in Day is every Tuesday from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Fill out an application and interview same day! Please stop by or call for more details. 101 Theall Rd, Rye, NY. 914-925-8320 LM1006 LIVE-IN 7 DAYS. Must drive. Care for elderly, light cleaning & shopping. 732-620-4546 LM0901 Job Opportunity $13.20 per hour! If you currently care for your relatives or friends who have Medicaid, you may be eligible to start working for them as a Personal Assistant. No Certificates needed. Phone: 347-462-2610 or 347-5656200 LM1006 VALET PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED- MONTAUK. *Applicants should be clean cut, outgoing personality, need to be able to drive stick shift and have clean drivers license. Compensation $8.00/ hour plus excellent gratuities.* Contact Nick 516-770- 1873 or email nvitanza1@optonline. net LM0818

MANAGER FOR LEGAL NOTICE DEPARTMENT WANTED! To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19 SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718998-7600 Ext. 19 AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft flexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 acwinspector@gmail.com

CLEANING SERVICES 9910 JULIA’S HOUSECLEANING. Houses, Condos, Offices. Reasonable Prices. Very Reliable. Excellent References. Call 914-373-1880 LM1020 IMPERIAL FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE, INC. Move in & move out house cleaning, office cleaning, residential, commercial & more. Free estimates. Licensed & insured. 845-670-9853 imperialfamilycleaningsvc. com LM1006 I WILL CLEAN YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE. I have 18 years experience. I am reliable & dependable. Own Transportation. I will make your house/ office shine. References available. Call 516-776-0021 LM0929

WANTED: LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL ENRICH YOUR LIFE? Join our Sept. 2017 or Jan. 2018 Volunteer Puppy Raiser Class. Application on website. Putnam Service Dogs. 917-449-5359, info@putnamservicedogs.org

LM0908

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES 9930 IN-HOME CARE/ COMPANION AVAILABLE. Days/ Overnights. References for Certified HHA/ PCA. Responsible, compassionate & enjoys cooking. Fluent in English. Swedish background. Speciality- Geriatrics & Assist ADL/ Yoga. Call Brigit 516-417-4797 LM1013 FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS HOME CARE. Providing high quality home care to seniors in Westchester & Putnam County. To ensure your safety and security our caregivers are nationally background checked, reference checked, drug tested, insured and bonded. Hourly, live-in or liveout. Transport available. 914860-5312/ 845-490-3325 LM1006 CNA POSITION WANTED. I have over 10 years experience. Live-in or liveout. Day or evening hours. I am hard-working. Excellent references. Florida only. Call 305-697-1196 LM0929 I am looking for Live-In or Live-Out CNA position. I’m available 5 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0922

PETS 

9043

LOST 3 YEAR OLD GRAY SIAMESE CAT. Vicinity of Ridgebury Rd./ Shadow Lake Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Missing since 6/5. His name is Mr. Kai. Reward $1,000. Call 203-743-9434 LM0804

NUTRITIONIST

9965

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675

TUTORING 

9970

PRIVATE HOME TUTORING SVCS. Tutoring in your home or library. COMMON CORE: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Chemistry. 718526-5219 or 917-432-7902 JP1110

**ALL Subjects 1-on-1 Tutor** Grades K-12, Specialize in Math & Essay writing. Intensive Prep for Specialized Science High School Entrance Exam, SAT, & HS Regents Exam available. Email: ALL. As.Tutor.NYC@gmail.com

HANDYMAN SERVICES 9960 HANDYMAN SERVICES, OWNER OPERATOR. Licensed & insured. Power washing, painting, carpentry, builtins, decks, kitchens & baths, doors & windows, tiling, sheetrock & taping, organizing & cleanups. Westchester only. Call Chris 914-337-8249 LM0922

HOME IMPROVEMENT 

9950

Professional Experienced Electrician, will take care of any of your electric needs. Call 347-255-7151 JP1020

SALON FOR SALE OR LOOKING FOR PARTNER Full service salon with 2 Nails spa Brand New location fully furnished 5 rooms, 8 stations 1732 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Call - 917-771-8762 or 949-235-4785

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JOBS & SERVICES S & C ROOFING. COMMERCIAL. RESIDENTIAL. INDUSTRIAL FLAT ROOF SPECIALIST. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. FREE ESTIMATES. 862-900-6582/ 718-344-9106 SCROOFING.PAVING@GMAIL.COM SERVING: NY- NJ LM1027

ALL BORO TILE & BRICK. Kitchens & Bathrooms. All Ceramic Floors Installed. ALL BRICK WORK. Steps. Stoops. Retain Walls. Stucco. PVC Fences. Iron Railings. ALL Repairs Big & Small. Call Harold 347-416-4377 JP1006 CONSUMERS FULL CLEAN OUT SERVICE. Basements. Attics. Garages. Houses. Swept & Vacuumed. RUBBISH REMOVAL 24/7. Antiques Bought & Sold. Professional Moving & Storage. 5 BorosNassau- 30 Yr. Exp. Affiliated with Santini Moving Storage. Senior Discount. www. cleanouts.xyz 516-322-1158 & 800-834-1394 JP0929 TREE OF LIFE. ALLEN THE TREE SURGEON. Removals. Pruning. Planting. Storm Damage. Chipper Service. Landscaping. Strap Metal. Snow Removal. 845-401-8411 LM0929

FALLSBURG CONSTRUCTION, CORP. Roofing, Decking, Siding, Renovations, Flooring & Ceramic Tiles. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. 845-866-4643 LM0922 2 MARIO’S. Stoops, Blue Stone, Brickwork, Pavers & Repairs. Commercial & Residential. CALL ME LAST! 516-984-9943 LM0922 ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott Fox- Owner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@ yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com

HELP OFFERED

9035

PRIVATE CHEF/ SHIATSU. 25 years experience specializing in natural wellness cuisine and fine dining. Available immediately. Need livein position. Excellent references. Hamptons & Greenwich, CT only. 781856-0359 robertpdonahue@ icloud.com LM0707

PERSONALS

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) SWIMMING POOLS

9025

BUYING

9045

WE BUY AND SELL GOLD, SILVER, STERLING PIECES, BULLION AND COLLECTIBLE COINS. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. CALL 646-379-3566 Eli@USCoinSpot.com *Meetings by Appointment Only. JP1006

BROOKLYN

MIDWOOD OPEN HOUSE. EVERY SUN, 1-4PM. 1773 Ocean Ave & Ave M. One store + 1 family house for sale. Totally renovated, semidetached garage. Asking $1.38 million. Galaxy Fortune Realty. Call Agent Betty Yee 917-337-3336 LM0901

STATEN ISLAND 

PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 LM0902

1638

COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE NEW YORK STATE 7060  MALONE, NY. 103 Acres for Sale in the Country. 10 Miles West on 11B, Property is on Spalding Road. Power on the property. Just outside the Adirondack Park. $110,000 Or Best Offer. Call 802-767-3311 LM1006

3050

4050

3060 EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traffic, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Rafi- 718-3641400 or 347-495-0614

5050

DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812

ENTERTAINMENT 9044 

ISUZU 18FT NQR. Pull Out Walk Board, 190K Miles. 914-403-7142 LM1020

OPEN HOUSES

BRONX 

9040

9050

PEEKSKILL LAWYER’S OFFICE FOR RENT. Busy intersection, Artist District. No smoking, no pets. 914-739-2600 LM0922

RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR RENT. Corner space. Near courthouse, JFK Airport & hospital. Suit to fit. $1,600 per month includes all except for electric. Leave message 9AM5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819

PIANO FOR SALE. Baldwin Walnut Finish. Mint Condition. Table Top Piano with Seat. $1,250 or best offer. 914-243-0620 LM0901

AUTOMOTIVE 

HOLLISWOOD/ JAMAICA ESTATES. Large 1 family house, 5BR +, 4 baths, 2 car garage, park-like backyard, 4 balconies, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, fin bsmt. $5,400 per month. Call Owner 347-645-6986 LM1110

QUEENS 

ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FEMALE, 70, Widowed, Retired Math Teacher, Seeks Jewish Male, Widower, 67-75, College-Educated, for a Long Term Relationship. Call 718-763-8919 LM0915

Serious Singers, Groups needed for Record Deal and Possible Tour. Call Jack 516-897-9706 LM0825

NEW YORK STATE 7050 

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT

White Male, 5’10”, healthy, non-smoker, never married, nice guy, living in Brooklyn, seeks non-smoking woman, 37-47, who likes bowling & dogs, who is willing to relocate to NJ. Looking for possible marriage and family. Serious inquiries only. Call 347-856-1937 LM1020

FOR SALE 

QUEENS HOUSE 3030 FOR RENT

OUT OF STATE

8060

TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY, NJ. For Sale, user/ investor opportunity, 9,000 sq ft Commercial building on 1.74 acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multipurpose building, drive-in doors, great for all type contractors. Traffic counts over 44,000 cars per day. REMCO REALTY 732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN 

1010

SEAGATE. 5 Room Apt, 2nd Floor, Renovated 1 year ago, new appliances. $1,900. Call Owner 718-946-2856 LM1006

FRANKLIN LAKES. GATED RETREAT ON 3 PRIVATE ACRES, ELEVATOR, LAVISH GOURMET KITCHEN, EXTRAORDINARY FEATURES, $1,899,999.

DEBBIE 201-925-7667 OR WWW.811COLONIAL ROADFRANKLINLAKES.COM LM0113

Well-Established Allstate Agency For Sale. Marine Park area. Agent wants to retire. Must be able to obtain your own financing & currently be .in the insurance business Call 917-301-2477 LM0703

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REAL ESTATE WOODBURY/ Green's Assoc. Condo for Sale or Rent. Huge MBR, plenty of WIC's, spacious 3BR, 2.5 baths/ updated granite, new appliances/ water heater, deck, full fin basement, 2 car garage. $760k's. 609-339-1253

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STATEN ISLAND 5010

OUT OF STATE 

MARINERS HARBOR. 2BR apt.

DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full fin bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600

Completely Renovated with Waterview. 7 Minutes from the Ferry. $1,550/ Month. 1 Month Sec. + 1 Month Rent + 1 Month Broker Fee. Contact Agent

LM0902

Marisol Ortiz 347-678-3386 LM0922

LONG ISLAND 

6010

EAST QUOGUE. One bedroom cottage with chef’s kitchen on gated 10 acre estate. $1,300 monthly. Also, Studio apt available. Access to tennis available. 631-466-0578

LM0929

8030

HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN 

1040

BUSHWICK. 4 Family Box Apt, Building Size 20 x 75, Lot 25 x 100, Zoning R6, Brick SemiDetached, 1 Apt Vacant. Lazar 917-553-4553 lazarnyc@gmail. com JP0915

East 34th St./ I & J

Gut renovated 1 family semi-det triplex, 6BR's, 4.5 baths, kosher kitchen, fin bsmt w/2BR apt. Solar panels, C/AC, pvt drv/ gar. $959K.  Call (917)774-5554

NANUET. Unfurnished Home. 3 bedrooms, 2baths, Just Painted. Family Room, deck, shed, appliances. $2,950/ month. Call Owner LM0915

HOMECREST- 1418 AVE T.

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CALL MOR 347-419-7334

3 fam brownstone + bsmt. 2BR each apt. Over $9,200 income/month. Broker Lazar 917-553-4553 lazarnyc@ gmail.com

JP0929

BROOKLYN OFFICE FOR RENT 1050

NY STATE HOUSE FOR RENT7030 YONKERS EAST- Large sunny 1BR with office, dining room, large kitchen, wood & ceramic floors, ceiling fans, dishwasher, microwave oven, a/c, huge walk-in closet. Quiet area, no pets or washer please. Heat included. Near train. $1,750 neg. + ½ month fee. Available now. Call 914776-0337 or 914-954-1102 LM1020

RENT. Newly Renovated. $2,500/ Month. Call Lana

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

718-998-7600 Ext. 20

BRONX 

4040

BRONX. DREAM LOCATION! Throgs Neck Tranquility. Steps from City Island Sound and Pelham Park. Minutes from shopping, transportation and I-95. 2 family (2100 square feet total); patio, backyard & shed. Great investment property! Buyer/ Brokers Welcome. Contact: Joanne 917-232-8616

LM0804

LONG ISLAND 

6040

SOUND BEACH. Soon to be discovered North Shore Hamlet 2BR Cottage, ½ acre, 1 block to beach. $259K. 631-509-0484

LM1013

BETHEL NY Area, 2Br, Lrg Kitch, wash/dry, no smok/pets, in pvt house, pvt prkg. Refs, $675/mo + util's + 1 mo sec 516-747-7710 LM1020

NEW YORK STATE 7040  SCARSDALE, NY. New Rochelle School & Taxes. Cozy Ranch, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath home with fireplace & finished basement. $650K. Contact Melissa 914-527-7866 or mmontes222@aol.com LM1006 CENTRAL NYACK. High Ranch, 7 rooms + 2.5 baths, fireplace, central a/c, screened-in deck, 2 car garage. $475,000. 845358-3965 LM0929 OLIVE-BRIDGE, NY. 2BR Cottage, ¼ acre. Near ski area. $90,000 or best offer. 845-897-9555 LM0915

2 Family Attached BRICK.

Mill Basin Exclusive:

Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex.

Semi attached 1 family

3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510......................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900

Catskill Mt./Hudson Valley Home for Sale 4 bedroom Home In-Law Apart. Office Suite 2 1/2 hrs from NYC Flexible Space add. land avail suitable for Family Compound www.24joelmaustin.com 518 622-9647 LM1002

FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY

GRAVESEND OFFICE FOR

LM0804

LM090

PARADISE IN PEEKSKILL! FOR SALE BY OWNER. 2 Family Duplex Home with Decks Overlooking Waterfall. District 3 Schools. Dead-end Street. Large Parking Area. Low Taxes. No Brokers. $550,000 or best offer. 914-414-2848

Beautiful single family home. Fully detached 3BR, full basement, large backyard. Turnkey home located in the best part of the community. Walking distance to the Q train. Shared driveway, garage, parking for 2 cars, and so much more! Asking $1.3 Million. For sale by owner.

PARK SLOPE. 13 St/ 6th Ave.

845-623-2224/ 845-598-5345

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

782145

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