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FIDF Gala at Hilton Raises $35M – Celebrates “A Night of Heroes” Honoring Brave Soldiers & Vets
U.S. and Israeli soldiers at the Oct. 23rd Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New York Gala Dinner. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
By: Lieba Nesis
he Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) held its annual dinner on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Hilton hotel with the reception beginning at 5:30 PM. Last year's March dinner was cancelled due to an impending snowstorm and rescheduled this evening with a sold-out 1,200 person crowd. Normally, this elegant dinner is held at the preferred venue of the Waldorf Astoria which is unfortunately under construction. This gala is one of the major annual fundraising events of the IDF. The IDF was created in 1981, fulfill ing David Ben-Gurion's vision of an
American pillar of support for Israel's soldiers with more than 15 branches in the United States and Panama. In 2016, the organization gave: 4,025 impact scholarships to combat veterans; educational support to 5,000 soldiers post-service; necessities such as furniture and food vouchers to more than 8,000 soldiers in-need; supported 710 wounded veterans; and adopted 8 brigades supporting 30,000 soldiers. This evening was "A Night of Heroes" and saluted the brave soldiers and veterans from all of Israel's military operations and historic wars. Th night began with a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah by Cantor Naftali Hershtik. This year, there was a more optimistic
tone to the dinner as President Trump continues to prove he is a great friend of Israel with a video shown depicting the unprecedented military cooperation between the United States and Israel. Peter Weintraub, the FIDF National President, thanked Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for pledging $10 million last year but actually donating $16 million-the largest gift in IDF history. Th y were given a special plaque for adopting numerous army brigades with the inscription "it is not what one says but what one does" that counts and they are incredible Jewish activists. Sheldon and Miriam were seated in the middle of a large central table in the ballroom and were the toast of
the evening with hundreds of people requesting selfies and congratulating them on their generosity. This dynamic duo's support of Birthright has given hundreds of thousands of Jewish students the opportunity to sample the beauty of Israel. Tonight was all about Israel, with more than 25 IDF soldiers and offic s from several military units and the IDF orchestra attending. The emcee of the evening was Fox business news anchor Liz Claman and her enthusiasm and professionalism was readily apparent. A special commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War was led by legendary Air Force Pilot Danny Shapira. The 92-year-old Shapira recounted his participation
in the Six-Day-War where he and his compatriots, without suffici t arms, were surrounded by 100 milllion Arabs knowing they would be killed if they surrendered. He later told me he had fl wn in six wars and during the six-day war, he fl w on two bombing missions a day performing all the test flying of the aircrafts. On the sixth day of the war the Israeli army gave him a reprieve to attend his son's Bar Mitzvah. Shapira spoke proudly of Israel's preeminence in high technology and
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Queens Rabbi Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $5M from Special Needs Kids By Hannah Hayes Editorial and Executive Offices
Queens rabbi has received a prison sentence of up to three years for stealing $5 million from special needs students. As part of a plea deal, the former head of one of New York City’s main providers of resources for preschool children with disabilities, Rabbi Samuel Hiller must also pay $1 million in restitution and forfeit more than $1 million in seized assets in addition to the jail time. At a later date, Hiller, the former assistant director of Island Child Development Center, also agreed to hand over another $3 million. In April, as part of the plea deal, the 59-year-old Hill-
Rabbi Samuel Hiller was sentenced to one to three years in prison, in addition to millions of dollars in restitution payments and asset forfeitures.
er pled guilty to charges of first-degree grand larceny, and admitted to pocketing city and state funds that were meant for special needs chil-
dren in the three to five-yearold age range. On Monday, October 16, Hiller was sentenced by Queens Supreme Court Jus-
Rabbi Samuel Hiller admitted to stealing $5 million from young children with disabilities.
tice Joseph Zayas to one to three years in state prison. According to The Post, “The disgraced rabbi used the stolen funds to float his own for-profit summer
camps, prosecutors said. Three of Hiller’s colleagues were also charged, and have since pleaded guilty to various charges related to the scheme.”
Art Broker Indicted in NYC for Stealing Millions from Clients Defendant Pocketed Funds from Sales of Famous Artwork, Including “Buste de Femme” (Pablo Picasso), “Reverie” (Marc Chagall), and “Calanque de Canoubiers” (Paul Signac) Edited by: JV Staff
anhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., last week announced the indictment of Timothy Sammons, 61, an art broker, for stealing millions of dollars through a scheme involving the sale of valuable artwork. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the First and Second Degrees, as well as Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. “As alleged in the indictment, the defendant used his industry experience to gain the trust of prospective art sellers, then betrayed that trust by pocketing the proceeds of those sales to fund his own lavish lifestyle,” said District Attorney Vance. “Not only did victims lose millions of
dollars, but many lost valuable pieces of artwork that had been in their families for generations. I want to thank our partners at the City of London Police for their important assistance in putting an end to this cross-border scheme.” According to the indictment and documents filed in court, between 2010 and 2015, Sammons, an art broker who operated businesses in London and New York, brokered the sale of multiple pieces of artwork on behalf of his clients at auctions and private sales, but failed to turn over the corresponding proceeds of those sales to the owners. In many cases, Sammons misled his victims about the timing of the sales or failed entirely to inform them that their artwork had been purchased. When victims inquired about the status of their
artwork, the defendant responded by asking them to be patient or ignored them entirely when they demanded the return of their artwork. In some instances, Sammons used the proceeds from the sale of artwork owned by one victim to pay debts owed to other victims. The defendant also used victims’ artwork as collateral to obtain personal loans from a fin ncing company based in New York, and when Sammons failed to repay these debts, many of the works were sold at discounted prices. In total, Sammons stole tens of millions of dollars from victims in the U.S., U.K., and New Zealand through the scheme, which involved multiple pieces of famous art including “Buste de Femme” by Pablo Picasso, “Reverie” by Marc Chagall, and “Calanque de Canoubier” (Pointe de
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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., last week announced the indictment of Timothy Sammons, 61, (right) an art broker, for stealing millions of dollars through a scheme involving the sale of valuable artwork. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the First and Second Degrees, as well as Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.
Bamer) by Paul Signac, among others. Assistant District Attorney Kevin Wilson is handling the prosecution of the case under
the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Julieta V. Lozano, Deputy Chief of the See Art Broker Indicted , page 37
Money Manager Gets Up To 18-Years in Prison for $2.4M Scheme By Rebecca Gold
money manager from Manhattan received a prison sentence of up to 18-years, for his conviction of stealing over $2.4 million from investors to support his over the top lifestyle, including an addiction to pornography and a luxury penthouse apartment. On Tuesday, October 17, Steven Canady was described by prosecutors as a mere peddler whose company, Alliance Warburg Capital, was just a front used to trick at least seven vic- Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser said tims out of their hard-earned the evidence against Steven Canady was “absolutely money. overwhelming.” habit and dining at expensive restaurants. “The defendant is a con In Manhattan Supreme Court, man and nothing more.” Maltz pushed for up to a 20-year prison sentence, saying, “The deAssistant District Attorney fendant is a con man and nothAdam Maltz said that Canady’s ing more.” According to The Post, scam funded his apartment in the Mandarin Oriental hotel, “Canady, who falsely claimed which costs $25,000-a-month, to be a Cambridge-educated in addition to a pricey porn doctor, told investors he’d bank-
roll their business ventures in exchange for an upfront fee. If he was unable to secure loans for their projects, the fee was supposed to be refunded. But Canady simply pocketed the dough. Fashion designer Hernan Lander testified at trial that he handed Canady $25,000 as an upfront fee in exchange for a loan to put on his show at
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Money manager Steven Canady was sentenced to a prison term ranging from six to 18 years.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2014. But Canady failed to fin nce the project and took off with the cash. Although he was convicted in May of a slew of raps, including grand larceny, scheme to defraud and forgery, he insisted these were simply failed business ventures.” Canady said, “I’m not a criminal.” The evidence against Canady
was said to be “absolutely overwhelming” by Justice Daniel Conviser. The judge accused him of “continuing to attempt to defraud this court even today” with his proclamations of innocence. Conviser handed down a prison sentence to Canady with a range of six to 18-years incarceration, which will make him eligible for parole in six years
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Jewish Voice Endorsements of Candidates in the Upcoming NYC Elections on November 7th Make your voice heard – get out and vote!! Edited by: JV Staff
ith the 2016 elections behind us and 2017 here, the focus in New York City is turning to this year's city election cycle. There will be dozens of races on the ballot in the general election on November 7th, including Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempt at re-election. Theother citywide positions of Public Advocate and Comptroller will also be voted on, as well as all five Borough Presidents, all 51 City Council seats, and two District Attorney positions (Brooklyn and Manhattan). Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer are running for re-election to their posts, as are all five of the other borough presidents — Queens’ Melinda Katz, Manhattan’s Gale Brewer, Staten Island’s James Oddo, Brooklyn’s Eric Adams, and Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Bronx. The following is a list of all the candidates running for offic in the New York City general elections on November 7th.
fin ncial services industry continues to leave NYC, we will continue to lose our tax revenue base and we will absolutely, positively NOT be able to pay the bills that fund NYC’s massive social-welfare state.”
dens and parts of Maspeth, South The Jewish Voice Elmhurst and Richmond Hill as endorses James City Council Member from 2002 Oddo for Staten to 2009. She rose to Chair the Island Borough influential Land Use Commit- President tee which, under her leadership, James Oddo authored 19 losecured private-sector partner- cal laws and brought back more
As District Attorney, Cy Vance’s many achievements include the takedown of numerous violent street gangs, dismantling of several major domestic and international cybercrime and identity theft operations, the fi st convictions of individuals on State terror charges in New York State Court, and the recovery of billions of dollars from international fin ncial institutions that had been engaged in violating international sanctions for the benefit of countries like Iran, Libya, and Sudan.
The Jewish Voice endorses Rebecca Harary for City Council - District 4
Nicole Malliotakis for mayor of the City of New York
Michel Faulkner for Comptroller
Ruben Diaz Jr for Bronx Borough President
For Mayor of the City of New York, the Jewish Voice Endorses: Nicole Malliotakis
As mayor of New York City, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis will cap city spending to respect hard working taxpayers. She will enforce quality of life laws to clean up our streets. She will replace cash grabbing traffic cameras with Smart Lights to protect pedestrians and improve traffi fl w. She has vowed to improve transit by appointing MTA board members who will challenge the system. Nicole will support our veterans and seniors, promote environment in which small businesses can create jobs and ensure money spent on education gets to the classroom
Eric Adams for Brooklyn Borough President
Rebecca Harary for City Council – District 4
The Jewish Voice endorses Ruben Diaz, Jr for Bronx Borough President
As borough president, Ruben Diaz Jr. has led the implementation of a robust agenda—on economic development, housing, health and wellness, education, and public safety—in every corner of the borough. The Bronx has seen over $12.7 billion in new The Jewish Voice development of all kinds since endorses Michael Borough President Diaz took ofO’Reilly on for fice in 2009. This includes more Public Advocate than 29,000 new units of housing, In addition to being a licensed most of it built for lower-income attorney, Michael O'Reilly was families. also an airline pilot for Delta Airlines Express. He attributes The Jewish Voice any success he's had in life to two endorses Eric simple things - hard work, and Adams for Brooklyn perseverance. O’Reilly’s experi- Borough President ence goes far beyond the court Since the beginning of his room and now spends his time fi st term as the highest-rankas a Regulatory Attorney in the ing elected officia in America’s Financial District. fourth-largest city, Eric Adams has worked to make the popularThe Jewish Voice ity of Brooklyn’s brand translate endorses Michel into prosperity for the over 2.6 J. Faulkner For million Brooklynites that call the Comptroller borough home. He is a big believMr. Faulkner, a former New er in the power of connections, of York Jets player has vowed to bringing together people in need keep the fin ncial industry in of services with resources that New York City. He has stated as have long existed but have been part of his policy agenda: “NYC underutilized. has lost thousands of jobs in the fin ncial services industry over The Jewish Voice the last decade. Excessively high endorses Melinda taxes, high local cost of living and Katz for Queens a regulatory system that creates Borough President disincentives to growth in this Melinda Katz represented Forsector need to be addressed. If the est Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gar-
Steven Saperstein for City Council – District 48
than $165 million to improve his community in various ways. After working 15 years to make it a reality, in the final days of his tenure in the Council, Oddo joined EDC to announce an exciting redevelopment plan to turn the abandoned Farm Colony site into a senior citizen community. Thi project, one that took so long due to the global economic crisis, best personifies Oddo’s persistence and advocacy on behalf of his community. Yoni Hikind of City Council – District 44
ships that led to the creation of over 15,000 units of affordable housing. Melinda championed zoning measures that paved the way for redevelopment projects in all five boroughs, while safeguarding communities from overdevelopment.
The Jewish Voice endorses Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn District Attorney
Eric Gonzalez was sworn in as Acting District Attorney in October of 2016 after the passing of DA Th mpson. Since then, he led the biggest gun trafficking takedown in Brooklyn history, instituted a new policy to prevent unintended immigration The Jewish consequences from convictions Voice endorses of non-citizens for low-level ofGale Brewer fenses and enhanced opportufor Manhattan nities for young defendants to Borough President avoid having criminal records Since she took offic in 2014, by participating in meaningful Gale Brewer’s bills to reform diversion programs. His insight, the deed restriction process and enthusiasm, wise counsel and remove criminal history from leadership have helped propel initial employment applications the Brooklyn District Attorney’s have been enacted, and her pre- Offic to the forefront of criminal ULURP ("Uniform Land Use justice reform. Review Procedure") community planning groups have ad- The Jewish Voice dressed development issues at the endorses Cy Vance South Street Seaport and in East for Manhattan
Former New York Governor George Pataki said: "Rebecca Harary is a proven leader who can get things done. From autism to women's issues, Rebecca has decades of proven experience in fi hting to improve the lives of others. Mayor de Blasio has made the homelessness problem worse, allowed turnstile jumping, and urinating in public. We need leaders like Rebecca Harary who will stand up to the far left progressive agenda which is destroying our quality of life. We need reasonable Republicans to bring real solutions facing all New Yorkers."
of Emergency Medical Services at a time when emergency medical calls and response times were higher than ever before.
The Jewish Voice endorses Eric Ulrich for City Council – District 32
During his tenure, Eric Ulrich has held hearings on important issues including veterans homelessness, employment access, mental health issues, and other important topics. Working with his colleagues, he has also been able to secure funding to support critical services for veterans and their families throughout the five boroughs.
The Jewish Voice endorses Allan Romaguera for City Council – District 38 The Jewish Voice endorses Mathieu Eugene for City Council – District 40
The reason for Dr. Eugene’s success is that he has dedicated his life to community service. In Brooklyn, he has been well known and respected for more than a decade as a community leader, educator, health professional, local media personality and founder of the non-profit organization, YES (Youth Education and Sports). Thi The Jewish Voice organization, which served endorses Mark thousands of Brooklyn youth Levine for City and their families from diCouncil – District 7 verse backgrounds, promoted Councilmember Mark Levine self-esteem, discipline, rehas been a strong advocate for spect, and skill development addressing inequality in New in preparation for success in York City. As Parks Chair he has school and life. successfully pushed for greater equity for parks in New York’s The Jewish Voice low- and moderate-income endorses John neighborhoods. He is also a lead- Quaglione for City ing voice on affordable housing Council – District 43 issues, including the fi ht to get John Quaglione supports relegal representation for all tenants search funding and efforts to in housing court. work to end premature births and support efforts to expand access The Jewish Voices to breast milk. He is working toendorses Rory wards increasing express bus and Lancman for City train service, creating a graffiti Council – District 24 removal program, creating new Th ough his chairmanship senior housing and is advocating of the Committee on Courts & for more cops on the street. Legal Services, Council Member Lancman has advocated for a The Jewish Voice civil justice and criminal justice endorses Yoni system that works for all New Hikind for City Yorkers. The committee has held Council – District 44 hearings on the city’s summons In the words of Yoni Hikind: courts, bail reform, access to “At the very foundation of evcounsel for immigrant children, erything I will ever do for our the veteran’s treatment courts, the community is the continuation indigent defense system and oth- of my father’s visible legacy, er topics that address the fairness, which a majority of people in transparency and efficie y of our district can attest to. I will our legal process. receive EVERYONE with abundant patience and an unwaverThe Jewish Voice ing commitment to putting all endorses Elizabeth available resources to work for Crowley for City YOU. Whether you are dealing Council – District 30 with personal housing issues, As Chair of the Fire and Crim- all types of government benefit inal Justice Services Committee, programs, or unjustified civil Council Member Crowley is a penalties, my primary goal is powerful voice against cuts to to serve as a personal conduit uniformed personnel, and led a between you and that impercitywide effort to save fi ehous- sonal bureaucracy which can es and improve the city’s 911 be daunting for individuals. No call-taking system. She addition- issue will be too big or small” ally spearheaded the push on the See A Candidates Guide , page 36 administration to increase tours
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George Soros Transfers $18 Billion to the Open Society Foundations By Hadassa Kalatizadeh
De Blasio Lights City’s Iconic Buildings Orange to Woo Amazon By Rachel Shapiro
nvestor and philanthropist George Soros, known for his left wing political positions has now transferred a massive portion of his estimated $24.6 billion fortune to the Open Society Foundations. Last Tuesday, the foundation confi med the donation of $18 billion. According to its promotional material, the organization has allegedly worked to combat authoritarianism, promote human rights, public health, and support "marginalized" groups (including refugees, the LGBT community, and minorities), in outposts in over 100 countries. The organization, which has spent $14 billion since the 1980s, has now become the second largest charity, trailing only behind billionaire Bill Gates's foundation. Over the years, the lion’s share of Soros’ money has been channeled to left wing and in many cases, anti-Israel causes. In the 2016 presidential race, Soros reportedly donated more than $6 million to the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Soros has raised the ire of many pro-Western and pro-Israel supporters and has even been chastised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his pro-Hamas apologist stance. In his native
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Investor and philanthropist George Soros, known for his left wing political positions has now transferred a massive portion of his estimated $24.6 billion fortune to the Open Society Foundations
Hungary, he has been the subject of animus from Prime Minister Viktor Orban. According to report on Breitbart, a Hungarian member of parliament has claimed that the transfer of the money to the Open Society Foundations may be a signal from Soros that he is planning to use his influence to change the political tide in Hungary’s 2018 election. István Hollik MP fears that Soros would use his Open Society Foundations (OSF) to remove Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from power, tear down the border fence, and implement the “Soros Plan” to fl od Europe with one million third-world migrants annually, reports the Hungarian
Times. The politician, whose Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) is in coalition with the conservative Fidesz, also said that the OSF-backed refugee human rights group Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s legal challenge to the government’s national consultation on the Soros Plan could be “the fi st step in the campaign”. Hollik pointed out that Soros’s foundation, has been a “generous and intensive” source of money for those “Soros organizations and politicians” who “regularly intervene in Hungarian public life and who try to put pressure on the Hungarian cabiSee George Soros Transfers , page 37
n an attempt to win Amazon’s affection, as they decide on a location for their new headquarters, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned the lights on several of New York City’s most iconic buildings orange. On Wednesday night, October 18, multiple popular landmarks, including the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, were lit up in the Seattle-based online retailer’s signature color by city officia in hopes of winning Amazon’s Many iconic buildings in the New York City skyline were lit up favor. Despite the fact that our orange last Wednesday night in honor of Amazon. mayor admits to never making a • The city has the counBlasio “doesn’t understand the purchase through Amazon. private sector and how the busi- try’s largest tech workforce of ness community thinks.” She 296,000 workers, as well as the public-transportation said, “Pretty lights won’t attract largest “Pretty lights won’t businesses, but cutting taxes, red and air-transit system. attract businesses, but • With 105 institutions of tape and regulations will.” cutting taxes, red tape Cities all around North higher learning, New York and and regulations will.” America were asked to bid for Amazon “have [an] opportuAmazon’s second headquar- nity to leverage industry and Many cities are doing stunts ters, which would need a min- academia.” • New York is known for into try and lure Amazon’s new imum of 500,000 square feet campus to its area. A town in of space. Thursday, October 19 novation and has diversity and Georgia off red to change its was the final deadline to submit competitive labor costs. Amazon’s new campus will name to Amazon, and New Jer- proposals. An overview of New York bring an estimated sey offered a $7 billion tax break An estimated 50,000 to bring the online retail giant City’s bid was released on high-paying jobs will be brought to Newark. While New York has Wednesday night. It included: • Four separate neighbor- to whichever city Amazon open stooped almost as low as Georgia, city officials have stopped hoods that could house the $5 its new campus in. The e has billion headquarters: Midtown been stiff competition, with at short of offering tax breaks. Republican mayoral candi- West, Lower Manhattan, Brook- least six cities and counties in date Nicole Malliotakis said that lyn Tech Triangle and Long Is- New York state alone making See De Blasio Lights City’s , page 37 the orange lights show that de land City.
Councilman Proposes 2-for-1 Medallion Deal to Save Yellow Cabs
City Hall: Prospect Park To Become Permanently Car-Free
By Rachel Shapiro
By: KCP Staff
Manhattan lawmaker is suggesting that a wellknown sales technique could help save the yellow taxi industry. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez is proposing that the city offer two vehicles under one taxi medallion. During a press conference outside City Hall, as chair of the Transportation Committee Rodriquez advised that over 50 medallion owners will soon be ruined by the quickly expanding app car services, like Uber and In the last three years, taxi medallions went from selling for as Lyft, if nothing is done to help much as $1.3 million to as little as $150,000. them. Claims that Rodriquez’s plan “This is a crisis that can’t wait,” stantinides of Queens, only drew out the support of one fellow could saturate the yellow taxi councilmember. After the event, market were rejected by him, ar“This is a crisis that can’t when Rodriquez was asked if guing that due to the city’s high there was a chance of his proposal tourism there is plenty of dewait.” becoming a law, he said, “I hope mand for all types of cabs. Rodriquez said, “I think the so . . . I will continue to speak said Rodriquez, who is also plan- with my colleagues, and we’ll see market is there for everyone to do well in the City of New York.” ning to introduce legislation to how it goes.” Amidst the competition from The Post reports, “Supporters give a cash bailout, funded in part by new surcharges on livery driv- say the yellow-cab industry needs car service apps, the same taxi flexi ility to compete with the medallions that sold in 2014 for ers, to medallion owners. The mayor’s offic and the more than 63,000 cars competing as much as $1.3 million, are going Taxi and Limousine Commission via app services. Although 2,000 for as low as $150,000 now. Medallion owner Gloria Guerboth agreed that they would con- new for-hire vehicles enter the sider this 2-for-1 proposal. How- industry monthly, the number ra said, “The City of New York ever, sources told The Post that it of yellow cabs — the only ones says we have to compete, but how is unlikely to gain much support allowed to pick up street hails — can we compete? Th y betrayed is capped at 13,587. Theoretically, us.” from City Hall. According to TLC spokesOne source told The Post, medallion owners could double “There’s no real support for this their income if they were allowed person Rebecca Harshbarger, to operate two taxis at a time per here.” See Councilman Proposes 2-for-1 , page 37 Rodriguez’s event, Costa Con- medallion.”
he war for Prospect Park’s loop drive – east and west – between motorists utilizing the roadway to get between Manhattan and neighborhoods south of the park, and bicyclists and joggers ended on Monday with Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing that the entire loop will become permanently car-free. The change follows the park’s fi st car-free summer, which was done on a trial basis, and will go into full effect on January 2, 2018. “Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s backyard. I married Chirlane here. This is where my kids played little league. And I have always wanted it to be the safe, quiet refuge for Brooklyn’s families that it was intended to be. Restoring Prospect Park as a car-free oasis will improve the lives of the millions who use this park today and of generations to come,” said de Blasio. During the car-free summer — from July 17 until September 11th — the park’s new arrangement was popular with the park’s walkers, joggers, and cyclists who use the loop drive. The Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates those recreational users outnumber cars during morning rush hours 1,000 to just 300. After Labor
During the car-free summer — from July 17 until September 11th — the park’s new arrangement was popular with the park’s walkers, joggers, and cyclists who use the loop drive.
Day weekend, New York City received petitions with more than 1,100 signatures calling for the return of full-time car-free hours for the entire park. While the analysis of the carfree trial is still being fi alized, its preliminary results clearly indicate no alternative driving route experienced more than a minimal delay, with most experiencing no change in travel times whatsoever. Based on that data, official are now confide t a fully car-free park can be implemented without adverse impact. “I am excited to enjoy a carfree Prospect Park, alongside the millions of Brooklynites and visitors who enjoy the recreation and relaxation that our
borough’s crown jewel provides every day. This decision will signific ntly enhance the experience of cyclists, runners, and walkers in this premiere open space. My administration has worked hard with community advocates to make Brooklyn a safer place to raise healthy children and families, and we can now add a car-free Prospect Park to our growing list of success stories,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. In 2015, Mayor de Blasio announced that the West Drive of Prospect Park would be permanently car-free for the fi st time since the inception of the automobile. In July of this year, DOT See City Hall: Prospect , page 38
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AG Schneiderman Announces Major Investigation into NYC School Bus Safety By Sam Stein
quiring bus companies to report bus company safety. The State’s Vehicle and Traffic red light violations to the state n Tuesday, October 17, and the school districts they Law (Article 19-a) provides State Attorney General Eric serve, and to use those violations oversight of school bus comT. Schneiderman an- in driver evaluations. We must panies, yet it does not require nounced that an inves- crack down on the problem now, school bus companies to report any information relating to tigation by his offic into school before it turns tragic.” bus safety identified nearly 1,500 red-light camera violations by school bus companies in Westchester and Suffolk Counties – highlighting a serious gap in State laws that are meant to ensure the safety of over 2.3 million New York children who ride school buses every day. Schneiderman released a new report, “Wrong on Red: Report on School Bus Traffi Light Vi- A red-light camera photo taken on November 15, 2016 at olations,” on Tuesday during Na- 7:19am in Islandia at the intersection of Old Nichols Rd and the tional School Bus Safety Week. Long Island Expressway. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the AG The report details the findi gs Eric Schneiderman) of his investigation and calls for tickets issued for red light camThe Attorney General’s offi changes to state law to close the safety loophole by requiring bus collected and analyzed data from era violations. The law states companies to report red light 15 randomly selected school bus that upon request by the DMV, camera violations to the state companies operating in West- school bus companies are reand school districts, and use chester and Suffolk counties. quired to submit driving reports those violations in their assess- The investigation found that in that include miles traveled, conWestchester County, in 2016 victions and accidents, and the ments of drivers. “Every morning, more than alone, the sampling of school number of convictions and actwo million New York children bus companies subpoenaed by cidents per ten thousand miles are put on school buses by fami- the Attorney General received traveled; however, that does not lies that trust they’ll be safe. Un- almost 300 red light camera tick- include red light camera tickets. fortunately, New York law has et violations. In Suffolk County, School bus companies are also a safety loophole big enough to the subpoenaed companies required to review employees' drive a school bus through,” said received nearly 1,200 red light driving records at least once evSchneiderman. “Bus companies camera ticket violations from ery 12 months, and consider any can rack up red light camera vio- 2014 through 2016. Under ex- evidence that the bus driver violations – yet have no legal obliga- isting State Law, these violations lated applicable provisions of the tion to report them to the state, are not required to be reported vehicle and traffi law. Yet again, or even use them as part of their to the New York State Depart- this language does not mandate evaluation of drivers. It’s time for ment of Motor Vehicles as part that school bus companies reaction to protect our kids by re- of the State’s oversight of school port red light camera tickets to
Morgan Stanley Adviser Alleges He Was Fired for Having Hasidic Clients By Hadassa Kalatizadeh
Morgan Stanley fi nancial adviser has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was told to stop doing business with Hasidic Jewish clients, and fi ed and harassed when he refused to do so. Michael Pellegrino worked for over four years with the financial industry giant, earning recognition including bonuses and awards, and was named “Mortgage Champion” in 2014 and 2015. As reported by Bloomberg BNA, Pellegrino alleges that this all ended when the fi m’s executive director of compliance noticed that Pellegrino’s “book of business” included many Hasidic clients. He was called into a meeting by Evan Boucher, where the executive director interrogated him regarding his professional relationship with the Jewish community. He was told to “stop chasing and doing business with those Unicorns,” as per Pellegrino’s lawsuit. As per the suit, the bank’s compliance department began
Morgan Stanley then accused Pellegrino of working with clients who were not allowed to do business with the bank and immediately suspended him.
A Morgan Stanley financial adviser has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was told to stop doing business with Hasidic Jewish clients, and fired and harassed when he refused to do so. Michael Pellegrino worked for over four years with the financial industry giant, earning recognition including bonuses and awards, and was named “Mortgage Champion” in 2014 and 2015.
refusing to open new accounts by Pellegrino because the clients were Hasidic Jews. Th y offered phony excuses for denying the access and when Pellegrino tried to push for explanations he was “stonewalled”, he says. Additionally, his options trading portfolio, which included some Hasidic clients, was shut down on the grounds that it was “unsustainable,” Pellegrino says. However, his co-worker, who operated a similar portfolio and collaborated on investment strategies with Pellegrino was not made to shut down his portfolio, alleges to the complaint. Morgan Stanley then accused
Pellegrino of working with clients who were not allowed to do business with the bank and immediately suspended him. He says, the company even falsely reported him to federal fin ncial regulatory authorities. Further, after he was terminated the retaliation continued against him, as Morgan Stanley froze his accounts, ruining his credit and reputation, according to Pellegrino’s suit. The lawsuit was filed on October 12th, against Morgan Stanley and Evan Boucher, in the U.S. District court for the Southern District of New York, under federal and NY state and city anti-bias laws.
the DMV. Under existing law, a bus driver can receive an infin te number of red light camera tickets and remain as a school bus driver. Red light cameras are intended to capture offenses not wit-
panies can shield themselves and their drivers from liability by not reporting red light violations to the Department of Motor Vehicles. As part of this investigation, Schneiderman subpoenaed
A red-light camera photo taken on March 11, 2016 at 2:56pm in Yonkers at the intersection of Central Park Ave and Arlington St. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the AG Eric Schneiderman)
nessed by a police offic . Since it’s often too hard to prove who was driving the vehicle, the owner of the vehicle is assessed the fine from a red-light camera violation. If a school bus driver got three red light tickets from a police office within an 18-month period, they would get nine points on their driver’s license and be disqualified from driving a school bus for a year. However, if that same driver got three red light camera tickets in the same timeframe, there would be no repercussions – since the tickets are sent directly to the bus company. This loophole means it is unlikely that drivers or bus companies face any real repercussions for running red lights – as com-
eight school bus companies in Suffolk County and six bus companies in Westchester County. Between 2014 to 2016, the eight Suffolk bus companies amassed 1,199 red light tickets, including 368 in 2014, 409 in 2015, and 422 in 2016. Within those eight companies, there were 154 bus drivers who were repeat offenders. In 2016, the six Westchester County companies amassed 296 red light tickets, with 20 drivers who were repeat offenders. The e are, on average, 115 fatal crashes involving school buses every year across the country, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Offi ’s 2017 Report on School Safety. Fortunately, school bus crashes
make up a low percentage of all fatal motor vehicle crashes because of protections already in place, such as licensing, training, vehicle standards, and vehicle inspections. However, by failing to include red light camera tickets as part of a school bus company’s driving history, school children are unnecessarily put at risk. In calling for this safety loophole to be closed, Schneiderman is proposing the following changes in state law: • School bus companies should be required by law to maintain copies of all red-light camera violations received by the school bus companies and its school bus drivers. • School bus companies should be required by law to report the number of red light camera violations in the annual affidavit of compliance file with the DMV. • School bus companies should be required by law to consider red light camera violations in its annual assessment of its drivers; and drivers who accumulate three red light camera violations should be disqualified from driving for a one-year period. • School bus companies should be required by law to provide an annual report to the school districts that they service of their driver’s records, including a record of the red-light camera violations issued and who was driving.
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
Senior Editor Admits Biased Political Agenda at New York Times Edited by: JV Staff
roject Veritas has released a video of the New York Times Homepage Editor Des Shoe, who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that the Times has a liberal bias and attacking President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This is part three of their American Pravda NYT investigation. When confronted with the notion that during the election, The Times' front page, for which she is responsible, was completely focused around Trump. She tells the undercover journalist that NYT reporters tried to influence the election with their reporting: "I think one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is like...Oh, if we write about him, about how insanely
crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read it and be like, oh wow, we shouldn't vote for him." She admits that the New York Times has a clearly defined liberal-leaning bias: "TheNew York Times is not...I mean, it's widely understood to be liberal-leaning. But, American newspapers are not supposed to claim a bias, they're supposed to be objective." "So the...ahh, but the New York Times is not left?" the Project Veritas journalist asked. Shoe clarifie , "I'm not saying that they're not. I'm saying it's widely, widely understood to be left-l aning." She also tells the undercover journalist that reporting objectively is simply too difficult for the Times: "Our main stories are supposed to be objective. It's very difficult in this day and age to do that."
Des Shoe tells the undercover journalist that NYT reporters tried to influence the election with their reporting
Shoe blames the business model for the New York Times' lack of fact-based reporting: "This is what I was trying to say is like the last couple years it's changed for the bad... "I think the business model itself is just... there's so much panic about what to do that, you know, what else is a company supposed to do? "That's the conundrum...is that a business model, in this time is built on what the readers want." The New York Times senior homepage editor goes on to explain the positive effect of Trump's victory: "Since the election, like you know...Speaking on, you know, for The New York Times, our subscriptions have Project Veritas has released a video of the New York Times sky-rocketed since...I mean, Homepage Editor Des Shoe (pictured above) who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that the Times has a liberal bias and they call it the Trump bump." This sentiment was echoed by attacking President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence
Nick Dudich, who was featured in American Pravda Part 1 and Part 2. He explains, "I mean honestly, Trump has driven us more business than anybody else. Anytime he says failing, we add a boost of subscribers." The New York Times responded to Part I in a statement, calling Dudich "a recent hire in a junior position." Later, Executive Editor of the NYT Dean Baquet described Dudich as "a kid...who just started his career in journalism." The same cannot be said for Ms. Shoe, a senior-level employee who has been with The Times since January of 2009. Des Shoe claims that the New York Times has to chase clicks in the current media environment, "The Washington Post, people who have paywalls up... The main objective is to grab
"Corruption is inescapable within the mainstream media machine. From the Times editors that dictate the paper's coverage to the journalists that try to sway the public with their reporting," says Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe.
subscribers. You do that any way that you can." When told the New York Times seems more like a 'click-paper', Shoe replies: "I mean, you're not wrong. Like, I would love to be able to speak my mind completely about...If I ever leave the Times I'll go back to you guys and tell you exactly what I think. But, I mean, there's stuff like...And this is what I was trying to say is like the last couple years it's changed for the bad." Shoe final y goes on to explain her personal biases against President Trump, "I feel like Trump is...is just a...is sort of an idiot in a lot of ways. Just an oblivious idiot." She also attacks Vice President Mike Pence, implying that his religious beliefs make him unfit to lead:
"If you impeach him, then Pence becomes President, Mike Pence, who's f***ing horrible...I think maybe, possibly worse than Trump. "He's extremely, extremely religious. He [Pence] at one point backed a bill that hinted at conversion therapy for gay people... Which is like electrocution, stuff like that." "Corruption is inescapable within the mainstream media machine. From the Times editors that dictate the paper's coverage to the journalists that try to sway the public with their reporting," says Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe. "In American Pravda, truth takes a back seat to money, and objectivity takes a back seat to politics."
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NYPD to Crack Down on Improper Use of Electric Bikes
Trump Nominates Anti-Trust Attorney Joseph Simons as FTC Chairman
Edited by: JV Staff
By: Ilana Siyance
ayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department last week announced that the City will take heightened enforcement action against electric bicycles, otherwise known as â€œe-bikes,â€? with a particular focus on the hazardous operation of e-bikes and businesses who use them or permit employees to ride them. â€œE-bikes are illegal to operate in New York City and the NYPD is stepping up enforcement,â€? said Mayor de Blasio. â€œThose at the top of the food chain need to be held accountable. Th tâ€™s why instead of merely targeting riders, weâ€™re going after businesses that look the other way and leave their workers to shoulder the fin .â€? â€œE-bikes are too often a danger on the Cityâ€™s streets and sidewalks,â€? said NYPD Commissioner James P. Oâ€™Neill. â€œTheyâ€™re illegal to operate here, but it seems like you can spot them everywhere â€“ and thatâ€™s where our increased enforcement comes in. Offic s are confi cating e-bikes from riders and issuing summonses that carry a stiff fin , and enforcement is up dramatically this year. Soon businesses will be held accountable too, because most e-bike riders are acting on their employerâ€™s behalf. Th NYPD is committed to keeping City streets safe for everyone and
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department last week announced that the City will take heightened enforcement action against electric bicycles, otherwise known as â€œe-bikes,â€? with a particular focus on the hazardous operation of e-bikes and businesses who use them or permit employees to ride them.
e-bike enforcement is an important part of the plan.â€? E-bikes are illegal to operate on New York City streets. According to the City Administrative Code, an â€œe-bikeâ€? constitutes a â€œmotorized scooterâ€? and â€œno person shall operate a motorized scooter in the City of New Yorkâ€? (19-176.2.(b)). So far this year, the NYPD has seized 923 e-bikes compared to the 341 it confis cated this time last year, an increase of more than 170 percent. Nearly 1,800 civil and moving summonses have been issued to e-bike operators year-to-date. Businesses that enable e-bike use and turn a blind eye to employees who operate them are also at fault. City law states that â€œa business using a bicycle for commercial purposes shall not
n Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, outside the Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, NYC, Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI and JCC Watch.org, led a protest against David Myers, the new President and CEO of the CJH. Over 200 people assembled in front of the stage set up on W. 16th Street to hear speeches from AFSI's Co-Executive Directors, Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, JCCWatch.org President Richard Allen, ZOA's Liz Berney, AFSI's Charlie Bernhaut, Concerned Citizen Stewart Cahn, Yom HaShoah Committee Chair Lynn Bursky-Tammam, along with rocking music by the trio of brothers, Pey Dalid.
â€œWe, the people, the grassroots, are here to speak up for TRUTH In a voice reverberating with righteous indignation, Helen Freedman said: â€œWe, the people, the grassroots, are here to speak up for TRUTH. Enough of the lies and falsehoods. Enough of the revisionist history. The time is NOW, as we stand before the Center of Jewish History - the home of five esteemed institu-
Concerned citizen Stewart Cahn speaking at the rally against the appointment of David Myers as the new president and CEO of the Center of Jewish History
tions - that has allowed itself to be trapped in a quagmire. With David Myers as CEO and President of the Center, it becomes the Center of Revised Jewish History, with the Jewish story, the Jewish entitlement - biblical, historic, and legal, lost in the fi tions and distortions that he brings with him.â€? The conglomeration of Jewish groups has said that Myers has preached the "inevitable demise of Israel". Th y also assert that Myers has denied the 4000-yearold history of the Jewish people and the land of Israel. According to a statement issued by the groups to the media,
n Thursday October 19th, President Donald J. Trump nominated antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. The White House announced that Simons will be appointed to a seven-year term and take over upon his confirmation. This will fill the longstanding vacancy at the government agency, which investigates mergers and consumer-protection cases. Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, has been running the commission as a stand-in since January. Mr. Trump has been behind in the appointment, as most recent presidents make the decision for FTC chairman in February or
March after being inaugurated. Simons is a partner at the law fi m Paul, Weiss, Rifkin , Wharton & Garrison LLP in Washington, as reported by Bloomberg News. From 2001 to 2003, Simons was chief of the Federal Trade Commissionâ€™s competition bureau, which investigates mergers and anticompetitive business. During his time there, the commission blocked Libbey Inc.â€™s plan to purchase glassware competitor Anchor Hocking from Newell Rubbermaid. Th y also stopped the merger between pickle makers Vlasic Foods International and Claussen Pickle. Trump will fill another important vacancy at the FTC, nominating Rohit Chopra for the remainder of a term which
possess any motorized scooter and shall not permit any person to operate a motorized scooter on behalf of such businessâ€? (10-157-(k)). Beginning in 2018, the NYPD will issue a new department directive and provide offic s with the necessary forms and training to execute civil enforcement against businesses much more effici tly by allowing office s to issue civil summonses to businesses through the mail. While the NYPD will continue confi cating e-bikes and issuing summonses to riders -- particularly those riding in a hazardous manner -- offic s will step up enforcement activity against businesses that too often put their employees in a position to break The FTC, which is only a five-member commission, has been the law. operating with three empty seats
Protestors Demand Ouster of New CEO from NYâ€™s Center for Jewish History Edited by: JV Staff
they reiterated the position of the right of Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel. â€œThere is no other people that has always made Jerusalem its central core. In the midst of the joy of the Jewish wedding, the glass is shattered, reminding us of our connection to Yerushalayim. Has David Myers been to the "settlements" in Judea and Samaria? Has he ever been on a trip such as an AFSI Chizuk mission, where we climb the hills of Itamar, Yitzhar, Kedumim, Elon Moreh, Shilo, Eli, and on and on? Has he met the people and seen their homes, schools, work places? If he has, then he knows there is no "occupation" and these are the biblical holy places, and NOT the West Bank. If not, then he must visit them before he condemns them. How dare Myers excuse the evil terrorism of the Arabs which has been going on since the early 1900's and continues on a daily basis today. He says that it is "frustration" driven. What drivel is that? What humanity is that? Do we excuse mass murderers because they are "frustrated?" How dare Myers rewrite Jewish history so that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 is questioned, the Israel victories of 1948 and 1967 are declared disasters, and a case of Israel "conquering" its own land, rather than re-claiming it?â€?
The White House announced that noted antitrust attorney Joseph Simons will be appointed to a seven-year term at the Federal Trade Commission and take over upon his confirmation. From 2001 to 2003, Simons was chief of the Federal Trade Commissionâ€™s competition bureau, which investigates mergers and anticompetitive business. During his time there, the commission blocked Libbey Inc.â€™s plan to purchase glassware competitor Anchor Hocking from Newell Rubbermaid. They also stopped the merger between pickle makers Vlasic Foods International and Claussen Pickle.
expires on Sept. 25, 2019. Chopra is a senior fellow at the Consumer Federation of America, where he works on issues relating with consumer-fin nce. See Trump Nominates Anti-Trust , page 37
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DNC Votes Down Resolution Demanding Sanders Join Democratic Party
California Receives Aid from Israel as Deadly Fires Rage
By: Paul Crookston
IsraAID has sent a team of emergency personnel to help the victims of the blazes in California that have killed 40 and razed 5,700 homes and businesses
he progressive wing of the Democratic coalition won a small victory last Friday when the Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution demanding Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) join the party. DNC members rejected the measure that otherwise would have called on Sanders and fellow independent Sen. Angus King (Maine), who caucus with the Democrats, to "join or affiliate with the Democratic Party," the Washington Post reports. Th ee party members from California introduced the resolution, which was widely interpreted as another volley in the intra-party feud that has characterized the Democratic presidential primary and its aftermath. "Thisputs salt in a wound that we need to be closing right now," outgoing chair of the DNC resolutions committee James Zogby said on Friday during debate over the resolution. "The consequences would feed a Twitter debate that will not be helpful to any of us right now." It is also not clear what this show of support for the party establishment would have actually done. Sanders decried the Democratic Party’s model as "not working" and said he won't run as a Democrat in 2018, while King has dismissed the resolu-
By: Nicky Blackburn
A The progressive wing of the Democratic coalition won a small victory last Friday when the Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution demanding Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) join the party.
tion and maintained his intention to remain independent. DNC member Bob Mulholland, who introduced the resolution, argued independents working outside the party cost Democrats a number of progressive votes. He argued there should only be two teams, relating the conditions to the current situation in the MLB where the New York Yankees are one win away from reaching the World Series, as of Friday. "I thought we were Democrats here," said Mulholland. "When the Yankees face off against the Dodgers, the only people who will be independent in that ballpark will be the umpires."
DNC member Terry Anderson of Vermont criticized the resolution, not only for its position on independents cooperating with Democrats, but also for the fact that her state wasn’t consulted. "It’s really troubling when you get your resolution package and you find out your state’s been named in it without any prior consultation," Anderson told the committee. "We’ve come to a solution that works for us, and we don’t need external voices telling us how to solve our primaries. Next year, Bernie will run for and win the Democratic primary, and he will win reelecSee DNC Votes Down Resolution , page 37
Jury Convicts Man Who Conspired to Kill Pam Geller After “Draw the Prophet” Contest Edited by: JV Staff
Massachusetts jury convicted David Wright, 28, in the conspiracy to kill and behead Pamela Geller following the 2015 terrorist attack at the “Draw the Prophet” art contest in Garland Texas. The jury found David Wright guilty on all charges relating to the case. Th se include conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, the Associated Press reported. During a separate trial last year, co-conspirator Nicholas Rovinski pleaded guilty to the conspiracy. In Wright’s trial, Rovinski testified that Wright told him that Geller “deserved to be beheaded” because she insulted Mohammed. Wright, 28, faces up to life in prison for his role in the plot. Prosecutors said the man conspired with his uncle, Ussamah Rahim and a third man to kill Geller because they were angered by her organizing the Muhammad art contest in Texas. Rahim told Wright in a recorded phone conversation that he “couldn’t wait to attack Geller.” He later told his nephew that he decided to attack “those boys in blue” instead. Wright responded saying the plan to attack the police was “beautiful,” prosecutors
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A Massachusetts jury convicted David Wright, 28, in the conspiracy to kill and behead Pamela Geller following the 2015 terrorist attack at the “Draw the Prophet” art contest in Garland Texas.
stated. He then instructed his uncle to delete all data from his computer before carrying out the attack. A short time later police in Boston killed Rahim after he lunged at them with a knife. Wright tried to claim he didn’t think his uncle was serious about the plot. “I didn’t want my uncle to get hurt. I didn’t want law enforcement to get hurt,” Wright said during his testimony. “I lost someone who was very close to me because I was so deluded and self-centered that I couldn’t see beyond my own need for attention.” The jury apparently chose to believe the prosecution’s theory that Wright led the conspiracy and recruited his uncle and other
people to help in the attack. Prosecutors tied the conspirators to Hunaid Hussain, an Islamic State group member. Th ISIS hacker was later killed in an airstrike in Syria, prosecutors stated. The third man in the conspiracy in Boston pleaded guilty in 2016. Nicholas Rovinski awaits sentencing where he faces between 15 and 22 years in prison. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann told the jury that Wright was “committed to ISIS, and knew exactly what he was doing.” Breitbart Texas broke the news of the terror attack on May 3, 2015, from the scene at the See Jury Convicts Man Who , page 37
team of seven aid workers from Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID are working in evacuation centers in California after the worst series of blazes in the state’s history. Since the fi es broke out almost a week ago, 40 people have been killed, 5,700 homes and businesses destroyed, and 100,000 people evacuated throughout the Napa Valley region. Even now, fi efi hters are struggling to control blazes that are racing towards new communities. The Israeli team began work in Santa Rosa, California last week, and is helping to coordinate and provide relief supplies and stress management to the affected community. “The situation on the ground is overwhelming and the need for both physical and emotional support is urgent. The loss of lives, houses and the news about Camp Newman are hard to digest,” said Yotam Politzer, coCEO of IsraAID. IsraAID, a non-governmental organization that flies out all over the world to provide both short and long-term help in the wake of disasters, has a team based in the Bay Area of Cali-
Aid workers from Israeli nonprofit IsraAID offer help to victims of the deadly fires in California. Photo courtesy IsraAID
Some 5,700 homes and businesses have been destroyed in the fires. Photo courtesy IsraAID
fornia, which is supported by the Koret Foundation. Th y were “able to respond immediately and work side
by side with our friends from Congregation Shomrei Torah See California Receives Aid , page 37
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Trump: We're 'Totally Prepared' to Two House Panels Launch Respond to North Korea Investigation Into FBI’s 2016 Decisions Trump says United States is prepare "like you wouldn't believe" to respond to threats from Pyongyang
Goodlatte, Gowdy: ‘Host of outstanding questions that must be answered’
By: A7 Staff
By: Susan Crabtree
Two key House committees have launched a joint investigation into decisions the Department of Justice made in 2016 during the presidential election. ouse Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, (R., Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) announced the probe on Tuesday. Without mentioning thenFBI Director James Comey by name, the lawmakers said it would review several decisions the FBI made last year dealing with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material while secretary of State, as well as its probe of campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump and their ties to Russia. "Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales," Goodlatte and Gowdy said in a joint statement. "Tho e scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status." "The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens
he US Air Force is preparing to place its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers on a 24-hour alert, loading them with nuclear weapons and placing them on standby. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said the alert had not yet sounded, but the preparations were important to ensure the US army "gets this mission right." According to Defense One, Louisiana's Barksdale Air Force Base is currently undergoing renovations so that the B-52s will be ready to take off "at a moment's notice." The e renovations include beds for over 100 crew members, a recreation room, and the addition of various paintings. New storage facilities are also planned. The US has not been on a 24hour alert since the Cold War. "This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared," he told Defense One. "I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure we’re prepared going forward." "The world is a dangerous
H The US Air Force is preparing to place its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers on a 24-hour alert, loading them with nuclear weapons and placing them on standby
place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons.... It’s never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right." The United States is "totally prepared" to respond to threats from Pyongyang, President Donald Trump said Sunday, according to AFP. "We're so prepared like you wouldn't believe," Trump was quoted as having told Fox News'Sunday Morning Futures while discussing tensions with North Korea. "You would be shocked to see how totally prepared we are
if we need to be," said Trump, adding, "Would it be nice not to do that? The answer is yes. Will that happen? Who knows.” Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have increased in recent months amid North Korea's continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Following Trump's recent speech at the UN, in which he criticized North Korea, the North Korean foreign minister said Trump made an "irreversible mistake" and threatened the "entire U.S. mainland" with See Trump: We're 'Totally , page 38
‘Confusion’ Over Texas Law Led Town to Require Anti-BDS Pledge Texas lawmaker clarifies state anti-BDS law not meant to cover relief following hurricanes and other natural disasters By: A7 Staff
northern Texas state representative said that a town that asked its residents to certify that they do not participate in boycotting Israel in order to receive hurricane aid was due to “confusion” over a new state law. Republican State Rep. Phil King authored state legislation against BDS, or boycotts of Israel, earlier this year. The legislation went into effect last month. “It’s not uncommon to have some confusion when a new law goes into effect. Th s bill in no way applies to the type of situation that happened in Dickinson,” King, who has been a state legislator since 1999, told the Israeli daily Haaretz in an interview on Saturday night. The website for the town of Dickinson is accepting applications for individuals and businesses who need assistance following Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the area in August. According to the application, those who sign must verify that the applicant “(1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement.” Dickinson City Management assistant Bryan Milward attributed the clause to a state law, signed in May, that requires all state contractors to certify that they are not
A northern Texas state representative said that a town that asked its residents to certify that they do not participate in boycotting Israel in order to receive hurricane aid was due to “confusion” over a new state law.
participating in boycotts of Israel. Milward emphasized that the city will not be verifying compliance with the clause and said he doesn’t expect any applications to be rejected because of it. Dickinson, a city of about 19,000, was hit especially hard by Harvey. More than three-quarters of its homes were damaged by the hurricane, and 830 were destroyed, according to Milward. King told Haaretz that the situation in Dickinson does not apply to the law, because “they had private contributions from citizens to a relief fund in the city, and the city has set up a grant program to give those funds to help in disaster
clean-up and restoration. Tho e are not taxpayer dollars, so the law by no means applies to these relief efforts.” King told the newspaper that the state “needs to take steps to clarify things, so that something like this doesn’t happen again.” King said of the legislation: “This is what the bill is about. Thi is America. If you’re an individual or a company and you want to boycott Israel, that’s your right to do so. We just won’t put our taxpayer money into it.” Israel sent several teams to Texas to help with hurricane relief, and See ‘Confusion’ Over Texas , page 37
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, (R., Va.)
Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.)
must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and
See Two House Panels Launch , page 38
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Thousands Flock to Israel’s Largest Independent Music Festival By: Yona Schnitzer
itzpe Gvulot was one of the first proto-Israeli outposts erected in the Negev. Built in 1943 and tasked with guarding lands purchased by the JNF, the remote desert settlement later became a small kibbutz which remains active to this day. But for one weekend each October, the quaint desert landscape sheds its secluded nature and is swarmed by thousands of young Israelis who left their jobs, homes and responsibilities behind to take part in what has been dubbed the ‘Mecca’ of Israeli music lovers – the InDnegev Festival. Running for its 11th consecutive year, InDnegev (pronounced Indie-Negev), which was originally perceived as an alternative, fringe event but which has grown and long since become the definitive “main event” on the Israeli music scene, featuring over 100 different shows, spread across four different stages throughout the course of three days, providing the crowd of thousands with a unique musical experience rarely seen in this part of the world. The most striking thing about the festival is the fact that if most laymen were to look over the line up, they would recognize very few of the musical acts listed – as an ‘Indie’ (short for independent) festival, InDnegev does not strive for the main-
salem-based hip-hop collective consisting of DJ Ramzi along with a rotating roster of Arab rappers, aimed at promoting the local Arabic language and Arabic culture. On stage with Ramzi were rappers Muzi Raps and Raed Bassam, along with producer/rapper Muhammad Mughrabi – who produced and compiled beats for the show. ‘Everyone spoke highly of the show we put on. I’m happy the emphasis was put on the music and not the politics – because the music is really all we have and all we’re trying to do’, Ramzi told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) after the show. ‘We don’t want to come off as a ‘coexistence’ initiative – we’re against the term ‘coexistence’ – we’re simply for existence.” The festival was indeed multilingual, and aside from the Arabic-language acts, the festival stages saw signific nt representation for both English and Hebrew speaking bands. Echo Morgenstern, one of Israel’s few female rappers and a member Running for its 11th consecutive year, InDnegev (pronounced Indie-Negev), which was originally of the duo Echo & Tito, used perceived as an alternative, fringe event but which has grown and long since become the the festival to kick off a crowddefinitive “main event” on the Israeli music scene, featuring over 100 different shows, spread funding campaign to record across four different stages throughout the course of three days, providing the crowd of her first album in Hebrew to thousands with a unique musical experience rarely seen in this part of the world. compliment her successful English-speaking career. And there was plenty of new soul singer. “I’ve never heard of any of Sitting with TPS between her Besides the central stage, these bands,” said Gilad, a po- music to discover – previous lice office working the event. names that debuted at InDnegev which saw acts by the bigger InDnegev performance and a “It feels like I landed in Europe and have gone on to enjoy main- names in the Israeli indepen- late night fli ht to Berlin where or something. I can’t believe all stream local and international dent scene such as Radda, the she was set to perform the folthese people know these bands success include Asaf Avidan, festival’s other three and small- lowing day, she spoke about the Geva Alon and Ester Rada, all of er stages featured acts playing decision to make music in Heand know the songs.” But the sea of fans surround- whom performed at the festival the festival for the fi st time, brew, as well as the difference ing each of the festival’s stages before becoming well known including Monolingua, a Jeru- between a solo career and her stream consensus achieved by booking big-name acts that typically headline such large-scale productions. Rather, the festival tries to stand at the forefront of the Israeli independent scene by giving stage to acts that are unknown to anyone who is not a Jerusalem- or Tel Aviv-based hipster.
knew exactly which bands they were there to see, watching, clapping, waving and singing along as though these were topten charting acts. “It’s not just about seeing the bands you love”, said Daniel (22), a third-time InDnegev attendee. “It’s also about discovering new music.”
but are now among Israel’s most successful musicians. Ester Rada even returned to the festival this year for the central and biggest show of the festival’s second night, with one notable difference from her fi st appearance here: This time, there was not a single concertgoer who has not already heard of the Ethiopian
work with the duo. “There is defin tely a difference. With Echo & Tito we were both representing a common statement, but when I’m doing solo shows I’m just being me. Th ugh I have to say, singing in Hebrew is addictive – the crowds here respond to your words and they appreciate that you are talking directly to them,” she said. The balance between English and Hebrew was notable at the festival – with some acts striving for international success choosing to sing in English, while others stuck to their Israeli roots and made music in Hebrew. A great representation of this contrast is Yossi Fine – a veteran Israeli-American hip hop producer, best known for producing records by Hadag Nachash, Israel’s most prominent hip-hop band. Fine’s current project – an instrumental act called “Music From The Blue Desert” – is a collaboration between him and drummer Ben Ayalon, consisting of both Middle-Eastern and Western musical themes. Th partnership embodies the musical manifestation of the Israeli multicultural mosaic: “I grew up between Israel and New York, and this is truly special,” Fine told TPS in an interview after his mainstage show. “This is our fi st time playing InDnegev and it feels like this is the only place in the world that music this special can happen – Israel, the desert – east and west – together.” (TPS)
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Likud MK Glick Defends President Against Regev Attack
Female IDF Combat Soldiers Model for American Weapons Companies By: Hellen Zaboulani
By: Andrew Friedman
he United States is stocking up on beautiful women who can show off fi earms in ads, gun shows, rifle magazines and on dedicated pages on social media. Former Israeli combat soldier, Orin Julie, 23, has modeled for a half dozen Israeli and American companies that sell guns and related products. Last year, she represented Israel’s Gilboa Rifles in Las Vegas at the world’s largest gun show. Over 800,000 people viewed a Facebook video by Israel’s Kan public broadcaster earlier this month, in which she is featured. Julie’s has 145,000 followers on her Instagram account, where she poses in makeup holding the latest arms, big and small. She has also modeled for Ideal Conceal, an American startup which is pushing cellphone-sized handguns to women, using the slogan “Carry with confidence, conceal in style.” She is, however, much more than just another “gun bunny”, as these models have been dubbed. She is trained to discharge the weapons she poses with. She was the fi st woman to serve as the communications sergeant for a brigade commander, serving in the Israel Defense Forces’ new mixed-gender search and rescue brigade. “No one thought I could do it,” Julie said. “But I really love Israel, and I wanted to show I could do more and be more.” Even in her modeling she publicly embraces her Israeli iden-
The United States is stocking up on beautiful women who can show off firearms in ads, gun shows, rifle magazines and on dedicated pages on social media. Former Israeli combat soldier, Orin Julie, 23, has modeled for a half dozen Israeli and American companies that sell guns and related products. Last year, she represented Israel’s Gilboa Rifles in Las Vegas at the world’s largest gun show
tity and her combat experience, which makes her also a model for Israel. Her Instagram account is filled with Hebrew and English comments such as, “I just love Israeli girls” and “ok I’m ready to join the IDF”. However, there are also plenty of hateful messages like “baby killer” which relay anti-Zionistic attacks. As per a recent article in JTA, there is a very different gun culture in Israel and America. In Israel, a photo of a pretty woman holding a fi e arm is seen as female empowerment and a woman who is serving to protect her country. Israelis are accustomed to seeing fi earms but are barred from owning them by their country’s strict laws. “Girls say I
inspired them to go for a combat position or just to do what they love,” says Julie. In America, however, such a picture brings up constitutional rights and gun ownership debates, but mostly the weapon and the model are just “sexy”. The U.S. has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. Julie says her American Instagram followers are “crazy about guns,” and often comment regarding specifics on the gun model she poses with. “I don’t stand around in swimwear,” she said in an interview at her Tel Aviv modeling agency. “I know how to hold guns, how to shoot, how to do combat stuff — and Americans appreciate that.”
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ulture Minister Miri Regev leveled a withering attack on President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin Tuesday, saying Rivlin’s speech during the opening of the Knesset’s winter session Monday was the “most un-statesmanlike” address by a president in Israeli history. “Rivlin spat in the face of the will of the people, he spat in the face of democracy and of the politicians who elected him president. He was the the most un-statesmanlike president that Israel has ever had,” Regev steamed in a Facebook video. Other Likud MKs, however, defended the president, implicitly criticizing Regev and repeating the president’s warning that illiberal trends and legislation emanating from the government are having a damaging affect on Israeli democracy and civil discourse. “I certainly feel that the president put his fi ger on several social trends that are very worrying,” MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) told Tazpit Press Service (TPS). “He spoke about the need to conduct our public discourse in an atmosphere of balance and limits between the three branches of government: the legislature, the executive and judiciary, and that none of the three should try to trample another one.” Glick said he “strongly disagreed” with Regev’s missive against the president and said
MK Yehudah Glick (Likud) said he “strongly disagreed” with MK Regev’s missive against the president and said that Rivlin’s speech stood in sharp contrast to the “debased” level of dialogue in the Knesset, exemplified by the near free-for-all that broke out during the ceremonial opening of parliament. The spectacle moved Glick to leave the plenum, but not before Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein had to remove two Zionist Camp MKs who had repeatedly shouted down Netanyahu’s speech. Photo Credit: Yoav Dudkevitch/TPS
that Rivlin’s speech stood in sharp contrast to the “debased” level of dialogue in the Knesset, exemplified by the near free-forall that broke out during the ceremonial opening of parliament. The spectacle moved Glick to leave the plenum, but not before Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein had to remove two Zionist Camp MKs who had repeatedly shouted down Netanyahu’s speech. “Hilik Bar and Michal Biran got thrown out of the room about the same time,” Glick said. “But on their way out of the plenum Biran shouted out to Hilik ‘I’m insulted you’re fi st (to be
thrown out). I wanted to be fi st.’ “So they were putting on a play, they wanted to make headlines. But they didn’t consider (the Knesset session to be) serious business, and they don’t respect the Knesset. I was disgusted by the whole performance,” he added. Asked whether the presence of multiple convicted criminals, both in the Knesset and around the government table, contributes to a lack of respect for state institutions, Glick said only that the symbols of the State of Israel – Knesset, army, Supreme See Likud MK Glick Defends , page 36
Yad Vashem Uncovers Over 200,000 New Names of Hungarian Holocaust Victims Yad Vashem honors the late Simone Veil and marks the completion of a 10-year project funded by the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah collecting Names of Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust Edited by: JV Staff
n Thursday, 26 October 2017, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, held a joint event marking the conclusion of a decade-long project collecting names of Holocaust victims from the Greater Hungary with the French Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah (Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah). Thi major project was funded by the Foundation and supported by the late Simone Veil, who was appointed as its fi st President. At the event, Yad Vashem paid special tribute to Veil, a Holocaust survivor and long-time supporter of Yad Vashem and this project since its inception. World-renowned Holocaust historian and Holocaust survivor Serge Klarsfeld, a trusted advisor to the current President of the French Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah David de Rothschild, also recognized the importance of gathering the names of victims of the Holocaust from Hungary and supported this project. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev stated: "Simone Veil saw special importance in the collection of names of
Hungarian Jews. She witnessed fi st-hand the arrival and extermination of Hungary's Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was important to her that their identities be memorialized and therefore decided to support this important initiative." Shalev continued: "In fact, this is the most successful project that Yad Vashem's Archives has undertaken. The holistic approach of the project has become a model for other endeavors we are currently promoting in the name-gathering process, in particular the Polish Names Project, and we hope that with the continued support of the French Foundation we will achieve similar results to those we obtained in collecting names of Jewish victims from Hungary." Yad Vashem has also applied this process to its names recovery efforts in the territories of the former Soviet Union and the Balkan States. A representative from the French Embassy attended the event, as well as President of the Comité Francais pour Yad Vashem and son of the late Simone Veil, Pierre-François Veil and representative of the French Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah and Historian Annette Wieviorka.
80% of the total number of Hungarian Holocaust Victims have now been identified
"Some 600,000 Jews from Greater Hungary were murdered during the Holocaust," Dr. Alexander Avram, Director of the Hall of Names and the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names at Yad Vashem, explained. "This number represents approximately one out of every ten victims of the Holocaust and one in every three victims of the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the overwhelming majority of deported Hungarian Jews were sent. Approximately ten years ago, Yad Vashem embarked on a critical project to map, copy, catalogue and record the names and personal data of Hungarian Holocaust victims. The project of systematically collecting the names of Hungarian victims of the Shoah began in 2007. At the outset of the project, only some 260,000 names were known (representing less than 40% of the total victims from Hungary); after years of intensive work and research, most of the names of the Hungarian Jewish victims – close
Simone Veil passed away in June 2017. Veil, a former Minister in the French government and the first President of the European Parliament, was highly respected and cherished in France. She fought for decades to further the causes of Holocaust remembrance, documentation and education around the world
to 500,000 names (80% of the total number of victims) have been accounted for. Furthermore, the project has uncovered much more than just the names of the Hungarian victims, it has revealed part of their individual stories, and in some cases, for the fi st time was able to connect a rare photograph with the name of the faceless murdered." Dr. Haim Gertner, Director of the Yad Vashem Archives and Fred Hillman Chair for Holocaust Documentation refle ted: "The project was coordinated by experts in Yad Vashem and supported by two professional teams abroad: one team in Hungary, led by two renowned
experts with 12 researchers; and another group in Transylvania, led by a well-known expert with three researchers. The privacy laws in Hungary changed at the outset of the project providing full access to all relevant information throughout Hungary, but we knew that under different circumstances this could reverse."
Names and Individualization
The success of this project uncovered more than a list of names. During the project, Yad Vashem has copied 2,463,000 pages of documentation and catalogued almost 170,000 files
expanding its current Archives with a plethora of information about the Jewish communities that once existed and thrived in Hungary. One interesting story revealed by the project was that of Sámuel Léderer and his younger brother, Rezső, who were born in the small village of Magyarmecske in Baranya County. In 1940, only 13 Jews lived in Magyarmecske, amongst 185 Roman Catholics and 330 Calvinists. Sámuel actively participated in the public life of his village and the county. For decades, he was a magistrate of the village, and for 40 years, he was a member of the county council of Baranya. Both of the Léderer brothers farmed their land, which they had inherited from their father in 1910. In 1939, the Second Anti-Jewish Law in Hungary was passed, allowing for the confis cation of the estates of Jewish landowners. The brothers appealed against the confi cation of their land – some 310 acres in total – in the court of Pécs in 1941. Their lawyer was Dr. József Greiner, the president of the Neolog Jewish community of Pécs. Nonetheless, the Hungarian State confi cated the Léderers’ land; the final resolution of the confi cation by the Minister of Agriculture was issued See Yad Vashem Uncovers , page 36
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Investigations, Controversy Greet Returning Knesset Members
Report: 10 IS-Linked Syria Fighters Killed in Israeli Strikes
By: Andrew Friedman
Edited by: JV Staff
nesset members returned to work Monday amidst a raucous flurry of political posturing, controversial bill proposals and a series of ongoing criminal investigations of Prime Minister Netanyahu, his wife Sara and several former aides on corruption allegations. The opening of the parliamentary winter session is marked largely by a list of controversial measures, including bills to legalize the Jewish character of the state, to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and especially a proposal by MK Dudi Amsallem (Likud) to block criminal investigations of sitting prime ministers for fraud, bribery or breach of trust. Amsallem insists the latter bill is not crafted to shield Netanyahu and says the bill, should it become law, would not apply to investigations that have already been launched. But some MKs have voiced concerns that the law could be applied retroactively. Knesset Speaker MK Yoel (Yuli) Edelstein, President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, current and former government ministers and bereaved families opened the Knesset winter session Monday calling for bipar-
The opening of the parliamentary winter session is marked largely by a list of controversial measures, including bills to legalize the Jewish character of the state, to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and especially a proposal by MK Dudi Amsallem (pictured above) of the Likud party to block criminal investigations of sitting prime ministers for fraud, bribery or breach of trust.
tisanship and collaboration. Edelstein and Rivlin, both members of Netanyahu’s Likud Party, warned against overstepping the mandate to govern and especially against reducing the authority of the Supreme Court and the High Court of Justice. Rivlin criticized public attacks on the judiciary and warned that a push by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and the Jewish Home faction to limit the court‘s jurisdiction would weaken the court‘s authority de facto and in the eyes of the public. ”How exactly would a con-
formist, toothless Supreme Court that finds itself under threat be in the interest of the State of Israel or of Israeli democracy? Rivlin asked. Edelstein added a word of caution that separation of powers between three independent branches is not a “nice (thing) to have,” but rather an essential element to ensure security and freedom for all Israelis. “Members of the opposition, I’d ask you to think twice before running to the High Court of Justice to overturn laws passed See Investigations, Controversy , page 38
OCTOBER 27, 2017
t least 10 members of a small jihadist faction linked to the Islamic State group were killed Monday by suspected Israeli air strikes in southern Syria, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit the town of Sahm al-Jolan in the west of Daraa province. The monitor said 10 fi hters from Jaish Khaled Bin Walid group were killed, along with two women believed to be the wives of fi hters from the faction. The strike hit a base belonging to the group, which has pledged allegiance to IS but was never formally incorporated into it.
The Jaish Khaled Bin Walid group
At least 10 members of a small jihadist faction linked to the Islamic State group were killed Monday by suspected Israeli air strikes in southern Syria, a monitor said.
The Observatory relies on a network of sources inside Syria, and says it determines whose planes carry out raids according
to type, location, fli ht patterns and munitions used. The e was no immediate comment from the Israeli military on the report. The Observatory said Monday's strike came several months after 16 fi hters from the group were killed in suspected Israeli air strikes in the same area. Jaish Khaled Bin Walid was formed in May 2016, and is an alliance of several jihadist groups, the largest of them the Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade, which was listed by Washington as a "terrorist" group. In November 2016, Israel's army said it had targeted members of the Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade after they fi ed at an Israeli See Report: 10 IS-Linked , page 36
OCTOBER 27, 2017
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Knesset Delegation Storms Out of Int’l Israeli Officials Say German Submarine Summit After Onslaught of Abuse Deal Back On; Berlin Not So Sure A Knesset delegation, facing an onslaught of abuse, stormed out of an international summit after the conference approved a series of anti-Israel proposals By: Adina Katz
he Knesset delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 137th Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia, walked out of last Wednesday`s plenary session after the organization approved a series of anti-Israel proposals, including calls for the release of convicted murderers Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Saadat. Israel was censured for holding in administrative detention members of the Palestinian National Council representing Hamas. The e was no mention of the innocent Israeli civilians being held captive in Gaza by Hamas, which last month refused a request by the International Red Cross to visit them. The Knesset delegation included Members of Knesset Nachman Shai (Zionist Camp), Sharren Haskel (Likud), Yoseph Yonah (Zionist Camp), Haim Jelin (Yesh Atid) and Knesset Secretary Yardena Meller-Horowitz. Shai, who headed the delegation, said during the meeting, “I naively thought the organization, like the entire world, is united in combating terror, since terror endangers every country everywhere and at all times. You want
“it will in no way come at the expense of a relentless fi ht against terror.”
‘This is a Bad Joke’
Edited by: JV Staff
ermany has resumed negotiations towards selling Israel three submarines after a threemonth pause in talks following concern in Berlin over a corruption investigation, Israeli officials said Friday. In July, Germany had put off the signing of a memorandum of understanding following the arrest of several Israelis on suspicion of offences including bribery and money laundering around the deal to buy the Dolphin submarines from German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp. The ongoing corruption investigation involves officia from the Israeli security es-
tablishment, as well as several people working locally for ThyssenKrupp. Israeli media has reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to be questioned in the investigation, which has already ensnared his personal lawyer David Shimron. While Germany stressed on Friday that an agreement had not been finali ed and signed, Israeli official implied it was a done deal. "The Germans have given their approval to the deal," an Israeli officia familiar with the issue said on condition of anonymity. According to the Israeli official, Germany had conditioned the deal on there being no cor-
After a number of delegations, including those from Syria, Pakistan, Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian Authority, slammed the Jewish state, the Israeli delegation responded – amid noisy heckling and abuse. “I think this is a bad joke,” Haskel stated. “Countries like Syria and Iran are hypocritical. Th y teach Israel what morality is and what human rights are. The Knesset delegation This organization is supposed to to the Inter-Parliamentary support and strengthen democUnion’s 137th Assembly in St. racy, but in the Palestinian AuPetersburg, Russia, walked out thority elections have not taken of last Wednesday`s plenary place for over 10 years and anysession after the organization one under the age of 29 has never approved a series of anti-Israel proposals, including calls for the voted. What kind of elected reprelease of convicted murderers resentatives are these?” Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Marzouq Al Ghanim, head of Saadat. Pictured above is MK the Kuwaiti delegation who had Shai at IPU Assembly been trying to bar Israel from participating in the conference, to release convicted murderers ranted against the Israelis, saying from prison? I thought you want the delegation “represents the to fi ht terror and not assist it, most dangerous form of terrorbut reality is different.” ism, state terrorism” – to enthuHe added that Israel is com- siastic applause. mitted to promoting peace with its neighbors, including the PalIsraeli navy crew stand on the new submarine 'Rahav' during a estinians. However, he stressed, See Knesset Delegation Storms , page 37 welcoming ceremony
In May, Germany's Der Speigel magazine reported that the National Security Council has approved the sale of three advanced submarines to Israel, but with a caveat that the deal will be scrapped should corruption charges be proven at the end of the investigation. The submarines ordered by Israel are likely to be equipped with nuclear missiles but are primarily intended for spy missions off Iran or to attack that country in case of nuclear war, according to foreign military experts
ruption on the behalf of the Israeli decision-makers and senior official involved. Housing Minister Yoav Gallant, who was a senior commander in the Israeli navy, "welSee Israeli Oﬃcials Say German , page 37
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Getting the “Kike” Out of the World Series
here's this baseball star, Enrique Hernan- ing and undermining Black women." And then dez who plays for the National League MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell accused Gen. Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kelly of "dehumanizing" a black woman. But not who chooses to use as a nickname....."Ki- one word about the name......Kike! So, where is the pride of Jews who were chased ke." As a thinly veiled cover-up by the media in its columns reporting on his hero status, his name out of their homelands and came to this country is printed with an accent mark over the final "e" as penniless immigrants and are now pillars of and the announcers skirt reality by pronouncing this great nation, who sit back and permit their it Key-Kay. But not one mention that his name own people, their community, their heritage to is actually a slur on the Jewish race. "Kike" is the be attacked and vilified over and over by outright racists and don't have the ancient and current, vile hate courage to stand up and not word for.....Jew. So where's only answer back but fight the outcry from the Jewback? Al Sharpton, who was ish community or from the a finalist in the 2004 Demohordes of civil rights advocrat Presidential primaries, cates who pounce on everyback in 1991 challenged the thing resembling what they at Jews to pin their yarmulkes any given moment consider back and come over to his "hate speech" against blacks, house and he'd teach them a that this major leaguer has a lesson. When in Israel he said chosen name that demeans, he was in Hell. And you know debases and denigrates Jews? about the "Hymietown" usage Florida Congresswoman by Jesse Jackson. But the ProFrederica Wilson,speaking gressive, Liberal, Democrat with CNN this past Friday, called White House Chief of There's this baseball star, Enrique Jewish community always staff, Gen. John Kelly a "rac- Hernandez who plays for the National came up with some politiist" for calling her an "empty League Champions, the Los Angeles cally correct lame excuses for barrel" when criticizing her Dodgers, who chooses to use as a planned "slips of the tongue" for listening in to the Presi- nickname....."Kike." As a thinly veiled by these and other Jew haters. dent's phone call to a grieving cover-up by the media in its columns Blacks stand up militantly widow whose husband was reporting on his status, his name is and do not countenance any killed while on a military mis- printed with an accent mark over the signs of bigotry toward their sion in Africa. "Th t's a racist final "e" and the announcers skirt reality people. Jews actually encourage such slander and hate verterm. We looked it up in the by pronouncing it Key-Kay biage by acting as "less-than's" dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel." We emulated the with their silence and basically by murmuring low-brow Congresswoman and using Webster's apologies in the form of remaining mute in the New World Dictionary, Thi d College Edition, we face of bigotry. So with LA in the World Series, look for this found no mention of "empty barrel" but did fin "Kike" described as, "A Jew: a vulgar term of hos- Kike guy to grab headlines without any mentility and contempt." Planned Parenthood imme- tion by the commentators about his name. Just diately jumped into the racist rant with a leader of thinking out loud.....ould anyone make it to starthat baby killing organization stating that Kelly is dom with the "N" word spelled out in letters as a "part of a pattern of Trump administration attack- monicker?
Murky Details & the Las Vegas Massacre
he Las Vegas massacre unfolded on Oc- ing" reports issued after the fact. We tend to call tober 1st. Th t's nearly a month ago and them "lies." Since 9/11 we've seen a rash of apparent Isalready it's slipping away into one of the many sink holes of investigations, screw- lamist attacks leveled against this country on ups and to most of us, cover-ups that have blem- our home turf. After the World Trade Tower atished the reputations of our federal law enforce- tacks, then President George W. Bush picked a ment agencies. Just how many more confli ting panel to begin the investigation to uncover who chains of events, witness accounts and theories was behind the bombing. The e were protests must we deal with before we come to the conclu- that Henry Kissinger, himself an international sion that this horror will eventually join with the diplomat with many secrets of his own was apmany others that have left us wondering just who pointed as the commission's fi st chair. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and what causes and groups complained about the probwere actually behind these lematic backgrounds and incidents. We are puzzled by biases of other panelists asthe obvious ineptitude of a signed to the case. In short, combination of law enforcewe know nothing more now ment groups who seem to be about the planners and supgetting nowhere in solving port groups of the 9/11 terthis latest crime. We must rorists than we did 16 years ask, "Do they really want to ago. solve the crime?" Just what were the outTake into account the comes of the fact findi g President Kennedy assasprobes into such horrors sination of well over 52 as the Boston Marathon years ago. If it was really Lee Bombing, the San BernardiHarvey Oswald as we were originally told, did he have And how many know who Sirhan Sirhan no shootings, the Orlando any support groups? How is? He's the Palestinian who assassinated gay nightclub massacre, about accomplices? What JFK's brother Robert in 1968. That the Shoe Bomber Plot, the motive did he have? Why investigation also went nowhere; with Dallas Police slaughter, the did so many people mysteri- the convicted killer still serving a life Oklahoma City bombing, the LA Airport shootings, ously die who were involved sentence in some prison the Beltway Sniper attacks? in the case? We have been promised that the report that has been worked Not much. Politics, fear of hurting religious over, changed, items redacted and theories feelings and the threat of racial rioting prevents thrown into the pot for these many years will law enforcement not only from deeply investibe released within days. And how many know gating such happenings, but stand in the way who Sirhan Sirhan is? He's the Palestinian who of making public such facts garnered. So, when assassinated JFK's brother Robert in 1968. Th t other attacks on our communities occur, don't investigation also went nowhere; with the con- expect any sincere efforts by law enforcement to victed killer still serving a life sentence in some give us their eventual findi gs. This info would prison. He was arrested, went to trial and that have to be fi tered, screened, specifics altered, was that. The investigations of both of these fake elements entered and the end results will deaths went nowhere. Th t began the nation's be hard to digest and believed by the public. disillusionment and disbelief of any "fact-fi d- Don't blame the sceptics. Blame the politicians.
OCTOBER 27, 2017
Letters to the Editor It Does Not Have to be “ME TOO” Dear Editor: Many women are coming forward saying "me too." I have been asked by many readers to write an article regarding what we have learned from Harvey Weinstein and his behavior. If you don't agree with me please don't attack me for my opinions. Harvey Weinstein, is a man. By nature, men chase women and want to have sex with them. Judaism is aware of man's nature and speaks vehemently regarding human behavior. Many women state that they can dress any way they wish and flirt all they want and when they say "no" it means no. The problem is men and women are not the same. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Jewish law prides itself upon its laws of mod-
esty. The Rabbis understood the different nature of men and women. Men must be taught from a very young age, by their parents, that women must be respected. Women must be taught by their parents, how to stand up to men and even physically defend themselves and how to judge a man regarding his values and respect for women. It is important for women to understand they cannot change the basic nature of a man. Unfortunately many men and women feel that by using their sexual prowess they can gain access to power and wealth. In the end, their reward might turn into a hell of degradation. Sincerely
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
The Tolls on the Tappan Zee Bridge Dear Editor: TANSTAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch or in this case, construction of a bridge. At the end of the day, someone has to pay. The Citizens Budget Commission report projects that tolls on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will likely increase from $5.00 to $10.50 after 2020 should come as no surprise. It confirms what I previously predicted. Governor Cuomo made a cold political calculation by promising not to raise the tolls when running for another term in 2018 or President in 2020 (the world's worst kept secret). To pay back the $1.6 billion dollar federal loan and $1 billion New York Thruway Authority Bond which helped finance the new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge, tolls will have to go up by double or more over several years. The well respected Moody's Investment Services previously estimated the tolls will go up to $7.60 by 2021 and $15 by 2026 for the Thruway Authority to be able to pay back both the loan and bond. This is on top of Cuomo still owing
$5.8 billion toward fully funding the $32 billion MTA 2015 - 2019 Five Year Capital Plan. Add an additional $1 billion he pledged in response to this past summer's NYC Transit subway and LIRR Penn Station problems. Construction costs for the new Gateway Tunnel connecting New Jersey to Penn Station is $29 billion. Cuomo committed contributing 25% of the total cost, but has yet to identify the source of his $7.25 billion. When it comes to paying for all his promised transportation projects, Cuomo reminds me of Wimpy who famously said "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." It is a safe bet that taxpayers and commuters will be paying higher fares, taxes and tolls in coming years to cover the costs. Sincerely,
Larry Penner (Larry Penner is a transportation historian and advocate who previously worked 31 years for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office).
Is the ACLU in Favor of the BDS Movement? Dear Editor: I recently saw an article entitled “ACLU Sues Over Kansas Law that Targets Israel Boycotts” and it goes on to say that the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Kansas law prohibiting state contractors from participating in boycotts against Israel. Here is the ACLU joining in with other foes of Israel such as the Mennonite Church (USA), the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ in supporting the BDS movement in this country and around the world. But don't for a moment think that there are no "Jewish" groups opposed to anti boycott laws that call the boycott of Israeli made goods illegal. The offensive front line of these groups in support of the Palestinian goals of suffocating Israel are the usual ones such as J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, T'ruah and Americans for
Peace Now. And keep your eye on the ADL which is also opposed to legislation to penalize businesses and groups boycotting Israel. Once considered a pillar of the Jewish community, this now Progressive, George Soros controlled group is not just standing back --- it has been opposing such laws. In a press release calling ADL's opposition to such legislation "misguided," the Zionist Organization of America is charging that this "Jewish" group (ADL) "has repeatedly harmed anti-BDS efforts by publicly opposing and lobbying against needed anti-BDS laws." So, when reps from the ADL come to your community attempting to raid your wallet by claiming to be all things Jewish and pro-Israel tell them to take a walk. Sincerely
Standing Strong with Nativ Ha’Avot Dear Editor, On Oct. 22, 2017, the Israeli Supreme Court handed down a dismissive, derisive, intolerable decision in the case of Nativ Ha'Avot, a community in the Gush Etzion region, declaring that its homes are to be destroyed by March 2018. All pleas, all possible accommodations, all concessions, as well as the Knesset's Regulation Law forbidding the destruction of Jewish settlements, have been swept aside by the Supreme Court with the cruel, demonic ruling that the homes must be destroyed. Jewish Home Chair and Education Minister Natali Bennett is crusading for a "Basic Law on Legislation" which will include the "cessation clause." This will give the Knesset the ability to keep its laws from being annulled or overturned or ignored by the Supreme Court. We applaud his efforts. Bennett used the Supreme Court decision in the case of Nativ Ha'avot, as being "puzzling, and outrageous and causes unnecessary destruction with no logical purpose...
There is a serious injustice here." Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI will be visiting Nativ Ha'avot on its Chizuk mission this November. As we have done in Gush Katif, Ofra, and Amona, we will add our voices to those denouncing the absurd situation. We will join with the 17 families whose homes primarily are located on state land, with only a very small part touching a farming area whose ownership remains to be proven. Udi Regonis, spokesman for the community, has stated, "We are alumni of Amona and Ofra.. We cannot tolerate the discrimination and prejudices demonstrated by the court...It's ridiculous, absurd and irrational." We agree, and urge everyone to contact PM Netanyahu to voice outrage at this absurdity. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely,
Helen Freedman Co-Executive Director Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI
OCTOBER 27, 2017
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As John Kelly Confronts the Politicization of a Soldier's Death By: Matthew Vadum
hite House Chief of Staff John Kelly pushed back against a sleazy left-wing congresswoman who is trying to exploit a young soldier’s combat death in West Africa to score cheap political points against President Trump. “I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and broken-hearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing,” said Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general whose son was killed on the battlefiel . Without naming publicity-hungry Rep. Frederica Wilson (D), Florida’s fl mboyant answer to Maxine Waters, Kelly referred to “a member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the president of the United States to a young wife, and in his way tried to express that opinion — that he’s a brave man, a fallen hero, he knew what he was getting himself into because he enlisted.” Wilson claimed Trump was insulting the widow and trivializing her husband’s death. But Trump was trying to honor the fallen soldier, Kelly said recounting how he learned of his own son’s death. Kelly said he counseled President Trump, by saying: I said to him, “Sir, there’s nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families. Let me tell you what I tell them, let
me tell you what my best friend Joe Dunford told me, because he was my casualty offic ,” he said, ‘Kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1 percent. He knew what the possibilities were. Because we’re at war. And when he died’— in the four cases we’re talking about Niger and my son’s case in Afghanistan—‘when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends.’ Th t’s what the president tried to say to four families the other day. The political debate in the last few days is evidence of the coarsening of the nation’s culture, Kelly opined. “When I was a kid growing up a lot of things were sacred in our country,” Kelly said. Women were sacred and looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore as we’ve seen from recent cases. Life, the dignity of life, was sacred. Th t’s gone. Religion. Th t seems to be gone as well. “Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the summer,” he said, possibly an allusion to Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the pro-Islamist Gold Star parents who railed against Trump at the Democratic National Convention last year. Kelly continued: When I listened to this woman [i.e. Wilson] and what she was saying and what she was
That is one particularly uncharitable, idiotic way of spinning the president’s objectively true statement. All service members know they could make the ultimate sacrifice when they sign up for the military. But when Trump says it, suddenly it’s outrageous. This is part of the Left’s ongoing effort to stigmatize Donald Trump and delegitimize his presidency. When Trump does the same things previous presidents have done, he is depicted as doing them incorrectly, incompetently, buffoonishly, or even maliciously. Normal, everyday things Trump does in his role as the nation’s Chief Executive are distorted and presented as national crises. This is what the Left is trying to make the new normal in America. “Going back to the dawn of this administration, the Left wants to denormalize and dehumanize … its political opposition and they do that in a variety of ways,” commentator Mark Steyn told Tucker Carlson White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pushed back against a this summer after the attempted sleazy left-wing congresswoman who is trying to exploit a young assassination of House Majority soldier’s combat death in West Africa to score cheap political Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). points against President Trump. “Once you do that,” Steyn But the Left views everything er, who was apparently riding said, “you’re basically saying as political. Combat deaths are in a limousine at the time with that there’s no form of civilized no exception. Mangled Amer- Mrs. Johnson, said Trump told political discourse with your ican bodies are used as propa- the widow her husband knew opponent.” Steyn noted the riots that ganda against Republicans. It’s what he was getting into when break out on college campuses so commonplace it’s almost a he enlisted. “He signed up for his own nowadays whenever a consercliché nowadays. Sensing an opportunity to in- death? Th t is so insensitive,” vative is asked to speak, adding, for example, that those who opvent a new Gold Star family-re- Wilson said. doing on TV, the only thing I could do to collect my thoughts was to go and walk among the finest men and women on this earth. And you can always fin them. Because they’re in Arlington National Cemetery. Went over there for an hour and a half, walked among the stones, some of whom I put there because they were doing what I told them to do when they were killed.
lated controversy to smear President Trump as unfeeling, Rep. Wilson seized on the combat death earlier this month of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson, 25, a decorated Green Beret from South Florida. Wilson complained that in a condolence call to Johnson’s widow, the president had praised Johnson for his soldierly sense of duty and for risking his life for his country. The lawmak-
pose Obamacare are accused of wanting “grannies and urchins to die.” Carlson agreed, saying “you’re not debating someone who disagrees with you, you’re debating someone who is immoral.” Thi is a case of “the faithful versus the infide ,” he added. “There’s almost a religious quality in the way they approach politics.” Wilson, who has a history of lying to gain political advantage, bragged about the fame Trump-bashing and leveraging Johnson’s death for personal gain has brought her. “You mean to tell me that I have become so important? Th t the White House is following me and my words? This is amazing. That’s amazing. That is absolutely phenomenal. I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rock star now,” Wilson told reporters as she chuckled. “The dog can bark at the moon all night long but it doesn’t become an issue until the moon bites back.” Sgt. Johnson is also survived by two children, whose names were tattooed on his chest. A third child is expected in January. In social media, Johnson referred to himself as just “a dude who loves to ride bikes!” His widow told reporters, “For him not to be with us anymore is just heartbreaking and devastating because I don’t know what I’m gonna do without him. He was See As John Kelly Confronts , page 36
Why Are So Many Claiming That Iran Is Complying with the Deal, When Evidence Shows They Aren't? By: Alan M. Dershowitz
he evidence is mounting that Iran is not only violating the spirit of the no-nukes deal, but that it is also violating its letter. Th prologue to the deal explicitly states: "Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons." This reaffirmation has no sunset provision: it is supposed to be forever. Yet German official have concluded that Iran has not given up on its goal to produce nuclear weapons that can be mounted on rockets. According to Der Tagesspiegel, a Berlin newspaper: "Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany. The mullah regime also made efforts this year to obtain material from [German] fi ms for its nuclear program and the construction of missiles, said security sources." Frank Jansen, a prominent journalist, has reported that the "Revolutionary Guards want to continue the nuclear program at all costs." The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently stated that it could not verify that Iran was "fully implementing the agreement" by not engaging in activities that would allow it to make a nuclear ex-
plosive device. Yukiya Amano of the IAEA told Reuters that when it comes to inspections – which are stipulated in section T of the agreement – "our tools are limited." Amano continued to say: "In other sections, for example, Iran has committed to submit declarations, place their activities under safeguards or ensure access by us. But in Section T I don't see any (such commitment)." It is well established that Tehran has consistently denied IAEA inspectors' access to military sites and other research locations. This is in direct contravention to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and bipartisan legislation set out by Congress, which compels the president to verify that "Iran is transparently, verifi bly, and fully implementing the agreement." Yet, according to the Institute for Science and International Security, as of the last quarterly report released in August, the IAEA had not visited any military site in Iran since implementation day. For its part, the IAEA has been complicit in allowing Tehran to circumvent the agreement and act as a law unto itself. Consider that after the deal was negotiated with the P5+1 nations, it was revealed that Tehran and the IAEA had entered into a secret agreement which allowed the Iranian regime to carry out its own nuclear trace
testing at the Parchin complex – a site long suspected of being a nuclear testing ground – and would report back to the IAEA with 'selective' videos and photos. This arrangement – which
iad of information and analysis suggesting that Iran has previously failed to comply with several provisions of the JCPOA. It has twice been revealed that Iran exceeded the cap on heavy
The Saudi Press Agency reported that King Salman called President Trump to offer his support for America's more "firm strategy" on Iran and commitment to fighting "Iranian aggression." Pictured above: President Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. (Image source: The White House)
went behind the back of Congress – is especially suspect when considered in light of the Iranian regime's history of duplicity. To be sure, revelations about Iran testing the boundaries of the JCPOA – and crossing the line into violation – are not new. While many of these violations have not been disclosed by the previous U.S. administration, or by the IAEA, there is a myr-
water mandated by the agreement, and has also refused to allow testing of its carbon fi er acquired before the deal was implemented. Moreover, it has also been reported that Tehran has found new ways to conduct additional mechanical testing of centrifuges, in clear violation of the JCPOA. The e violations are not surprising when considering Iran's belligerent posture in the
Middle East. Iran continues to exploit the instability in the region to prop up and fund terror groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis, whose chants of "Death to Israel" are now also accompanied by vows of "Death to America." For its part, the Iranian-funded Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 missiles aimed directly at Israel. As such, it is clear that rather than combatting Iran's threatening posture, the influx of money thrust into the Iranian economy, coupled with ambiguities in the text of the agreement, have had the reverse effect of emboldening the Iranian regime and fortifying its hegemonic ambitions. Iran also continues to test its vast ballistic missile program and deny its own people fundamental human rights. Yet, even if Iran were to comply with the letter of the nuclear agreement, it would still be able to build up a vast nuclear arsenal within a relatively short timeframe. The approach adopted by the Trump administration – articulated in a statement delivered by the president several days ago – is justified by the realities on the ground. By announcing that he is decertifying Iran's compliance with the nuclear agreement, President Trump is giving Congress 60days to act. Not only is President Trump giving the United States back some of its leverage, but he is also sending a powerful
message to the rogue leaders in Iran and North Korea – who are believed to have cooperated on missile technology – that the era of containment and deterrence policies is over. The United States is returning to its original mission of prevention. Interestingly, in the aftermath of President Trump's address, the Saudi Press Agency reported that King Salman called the U.S. President to offer his support for America's more "firm strategy" on Iran and commitment to fi hting "Iranian aggression." Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, offered similar praise for the new U.S. posture, saying in a statement that President Trump "has created an opportunity to fix this bad deal, to roll back Iran's aggression and to confront its criminal support of terrorism." It is no secret that these two previously discordant states are now cooperating in unprecedented ways as they try to counter the threat posed by a nuclear Iran. When Israel and the Gulf States are on the same page, the world should listen. The e are those that argue that by decertifying, President Trump has undercut American credibility and sent a message to the world that it can't count on one American president following through on deals made by his predecessor. But the fault for that lies squarely with President See Why Are So Many Claiming , page 38
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
The Opportunities and Risks of Trump’s Iran Initiative Trump lays the groundwork for a real strategy against Iran to begin By: Caroline Glick
wo weeks ago on Friday, President Donald Trump initiated an important change in US policy toward Iran. No, in his speech decertifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear accord it struck with his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump didn’t announce a new strategy for preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, or stemming its hegemonic rise in the Middle East, or limiting its ability to sponsor terrorism. Trump’s move was not operational. It was directional. In his address Trump changed the policy dynamics that dictate US policy on Iran. For the first time since 2009, when Obama backed the murderous regime in Tehran, spurning the millions of Iranians who rose up in the Green Revolution, Trump opened up the possibility that the US may begin to base its policies toward Iran on reality. Trump began his remarks by setting out Iran’s long rap sheet of aggression against America. Starting with the US embassy seizure and hostage crisis, Trump described Iran’s crimes and acts of war against America in greater detail than any of his predecessors ever did. Trump’s dossier was interlaced with condemnations of the regime’s repression of its
own people. By merging Iran’s external aggression with its internal repression, Trump signaled a readiness to drive a wedge – or expand the wedge – between the authoritarian theocrats that rule Iran and the largely secular, multiethnic and pro-Western people of Iran. Trump then turned his attention to Iran’s illicit ballistic missile program, its sponsorship of terrorism, including its links to al-Qaida, its aggression against its neighbors, its aggressive acts against maritime traffic in the Straits of Hormuz, and its bids to destabilize and control large swaths of the Middle East through its proxies. It is notable that these remarks preceded Trump’s discussion of the nuclear deal – which was the ostensible subject of his speech. Before Trump discussed Iran’s breaches of the nuclear deal, he fi st demonstrated that contrary to the expressed views of his top advisers, it is impossible to limit a realistic discussion of the threat Iran constitutes to US national security and interests to whether or not and it what manner it is breaching the nuclear accord. This was a critical point because for the past two years, US discourse on Iran has focused solely on whether or not Iran was complying with Obama’s nuclear pact. By placing the nuclear deal in the context of Iran’s
consistent, overarching hostility and aggression, Trump made it self-evident that no US interest is served in continuing to give Iran a free pass from congressional sanctions. After accomplishing that goal, Trump turned his attention
the US, its interests and allies. By empowering Congress to prohibit economic cooperation with Iran, Trump put the Europeans, Chinese and Russians on notice that they may soon face a choice between conducting business with the US and conducting business with Iran. After putting them on notice,
The Iran nuclear deal failed to permanently cut off Iran's path to a nuclear weapon, as well as thwart its Middle East terror activities, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference last Thursday.
to how Iran is actually breaching the letter and spirit of the nuclear pact. Only then, almost as an afterthought, did he announce that he was decertifying Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, setting the conditions for the renewal of congressional sanctions on Iran and opening the fl odgates of congressional sanctions on Iran in retaliation for the full spectrum of its aggressive and illicit acts against
Trump discussed the possibility of improving Obama’s nuclear accord. Among other things, he suggested expanding the inspection regime against Iran’s nuclear installations and canceling the so-called “sunset” clause that places an end date on the restrictions governing certain components of Iran’s nuclear advancement. Trump’s address has the potential to serve as the foundation
of a major, positive shift in US policy toward Iran. Such a shift could potentially facilitate the achievement of Trump’s goals of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, containing its regional aggression and empowerment and defeating its terrorist proxies. Unfortunately, it is also likely, indeed, it is more likely, that his words will not be translated into policies to achieve these critical aims. Trump’s decision to transfer immediate responsibility to Congress for holding Iran accountable for its hostile actions on the military and other fronts is a risky move. He has a lot of enemies, and the nuclear deal has a lot of supporters on Capitol Hill. Obama would have never been able to implement his nuclear deal if Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, hadn’t agreed to cast the Constitution aside and ignore Obama’s constitutional duty to present the nuclear deal to the Senate for ratific tion as a treaty. Over the past week, Trump and Corker have been involved in an ugly public fi ht precipitated by Corker’s announcement that he will not be seeking reelection next year. Today Corker has nothing to restrain him from scuttling Trump’s agenda. If he wishes, out of spite, Corker can block effective sanctions from being passed. And he may do so even
though the implications for his Senate colleagues would be dire and even though doing so would render him an unofficia protector of Iran’s nuclear program. What is true for Corker is doubly true for the Democrats. Leading Democratic senators like Robert Menendez, Ben Cardin and Chuck Schumer, who opposed Obama’s Iran deal may now feel that as opponents of the Trump administration, they are required to oppose any change to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. Indeed, given the rise of radical forces in their party it is likely that they would rather give Iran a free pass for its anti-American aggression and nuclear proliferation than work with Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House. Then again, by framing the issue of Iran’s threat to America as he did, and by transferring responsibility for reinstating sanctions and passing further sanctions on Iran to Congress, Trump opened up the possibility that Congress will conduct substantive – rather than personal – debates on Iran. And the more substantive those debates become, the further away the US discourse will move from the mendacious assumptions of Obama’s Iran policy – that the Iranian regime is a responsible actor and potential US ally, and that there is nothing inherently aggressive or See The Opportunities and Risks , page 36
Why is NYC’s Center for Jewish History Celebrating Anti-Zionism? There is anti-Zionism in Jewish history, so recalling it is legitimate. But why is there no debate, why is no one invited to voice opposing views, at this kind of event? By: Ronn Torossian
t is a new week, and there is an anti-Zionist event being held at the New York based Center for Jewish History (CJH). Last week, two events which were to be held at the Center of Jewish History by the BDS supporting Jewish Voices of Peace were cancelled. This week to be held at the CJH by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is an event celebrating “the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Labor Bund, the socialist movement.” As the ads read, there will be “Talks and slideshows by scholars and lifelong Bundists .” Of course, the Bund is part of Jewish history and should be remembered, but are you familiar with this self-proclaimed socialist movement? Let’s examine what the Jewish Labor Bund stands for: “Jews cannot be remade into a one-state nation.” “The State of Israel does not represent the entire Jewish People. It does not solve the Jewish problem.” “The key to the safety and the future of the Jews in Israel is peace with the Arabs. To achieve it, concessions on both sides are needed. Israel should recognize the moral right of the Arab refugees to repatriation and compensation.”
are the direct result of having a cutes Israeli soldiers,” and “not CEO who supports a boycott of apologize for it.” Bennett went the Jewish state. If, for no other on: “Members of the New Israel reason than the fact that in the Fund, listen carefully: Whoever As Wikipedia notes, “The and countless other media outlets course of two weeks, multiple harms, slanders and persecutes Bund was against the UN vote including establishment Jewish events have been planned which Israeli soldiers are not my brothon the partition of Palestine and newspapers such as the New York are Anti-Zionist, Is there no re- ers. The NIF works methodically reaffirmed its support for a One- Jewish Week and Los Angeles action to an organizational leader and consistently to attack our Ishosting events which are violent- raeli soldiers, accuse them of war state solution, i.e. a single bina- Jewish Journal. tional state that would guarantee equal national rights for Jews and Arabs and would be under the control of superpowers and the UN. The 1948 New York Second World Conference of the International Jewish Labor Bund condemned the proclamation of the Jewish state, because the decision exposed the Jews in Palestine to a danger. The conference was in favor of a two nations state built on the base of national equality and democratic federalism.” The Bund was (is) ideologically hostile towards all forms of Zionism. David Ben-Gurion on the left, as well as all others on the political spectrum were fi mly opposed to the Bund for their violent opposition to Zionism. Yet, today in 2017 at the Center for Jewish History the Bund move- The Bund was (is) ideologically hostile towards all forms of Zionism. David Ben-Gurion on the left, ment is being not just discussed, as well as all others on the political spectrum were firmly opposed to the Bund for their violent but celebrated. Not a discussion opposition to Zionism. Yet, today in 2017 at the Center for Jewish History the Bund movement is about the Bund, not a debate with being not just discussed, but celebrated an alternate viewpoint. A celebracrimes, of torturing Palestinians Allowing Mr. Myers, who ly Anti-Israel? tion of Anti-Zionist socialism Mr. Myers remains an active and intentionally attacking womagainst the backdrop of all the mourns the “nakba” (the term controversy surrounding this meaning catastrophe, used by the board member of the New Isra- en and children. Th y turn to the Arabs for Israel's Independence el Fund, an organization which UN and to the committees that organization. The campaign demanding the Day) to remain in his role, seems Israel’s Education Minister Naf- are most hostile to Israel and try fi ing of David N. Myers as CEO to mean that events celebrating tali Bennett has called upon to their best to convince them that of the Center For Jewish History forms of anti-Zionist activity be- be boycotted (as does Birthright Israel is a war criminal.” How can the leader of the has been covered by The New come the norm at the Center for Israel). Bennett said that he York Times, Los Angeles Times, Jewish History. Events as these would “boycott whoever perse- Center for Jewish History sit on
The campaign demanding the ﬁring of David N. Myers as CEO of the Center For Jewish History has been covered by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and countless other media outlets including establishment Jewish newspapers such as the New York Jewish Week and Los Angeles Jewish Journal. a board that persecutes Israeli Soldiers? We call upon the board of the Center for Jewish History, including Bruce Slovin, Ira H. Jolles, Martin Karlinsky, Bernard Blum, David Dangoor, Michael Jesselson, Ed Stelzer as well as the American Sephardic Federation, Yeshiva University Museum, American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research to stand up and replace David N. Myers as head of the Center for Jewish History. (INN) George Birnbaum is a former chief of staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hank Sheinkopf, CEO of Sheinkopf Communications, is a political strategist who has worked on campaigns in four continents. His clients have included former president Bill Clinton. Ronn Torossian is CEO of a top 20 US PR agency, and author of For Immediate Release.
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David Horowitz’s Latest Book Chronicles the Left’s Ideological Siege of Our Universities By: Mark Tapson
olleges and universities have become flas points for the most heated culture war confli ts of the day. Our former institutions of higher learning are now the sites of anarchic violence against the few conservative speakers who manage to get invited on campus. With a Republican in the White House, academics with a far leftwi g bias indoctrinate students more aggressively than ever before. Some of those same professors, and timid school administrators, are under literal siege from radicalized minority students demanding racial payback for perceived oppression. Instead of allowing their worldviews to be expanded by the campus diversity they claim to value so highly, students wail about racist and sexual “microaggressions” and retreat into segregated safe spaces. Universities have degenerated into circuses of irrationality and radicalism. How did it come to this? To answer that question, you can do no better than to read David Horowitz’s The Left in the University – volume eight of, and the latest addition to, his series of collected writings titled TheBlack Book of the American Left. Horowitz, of course, is the former radical leftist- urned-conservative, the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of many books, including the recent New York Times bestseller Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America. The Left in the University addresses what Horowitz describes as “one of the underappreciated tragedies of our times: the successful campaign of the left to subvert the curricula of collegiate institutions and transform entire academic departments and schools—including Schools of Education—into doctrinal training centers for their social and political causes.” This successful campaign arguably has done more to steer America toward the left’s goal of “fundamental transformation” than any other strategy of cultural Marxism. This new volume collects nearly four dozen essays written from 1993 to 2010, presented
cline of academic discourse in the five years prior to creating an Academic Bill of Rights, which lobbies for the right of students to be presented with professional, fair-minded instruction – not indoctrination – from their professors. The campaign for this Bill of Rights, and the attacks against it by biased educator organizations and tenured faculty, are the subjects of Parts III and IV. Part V covers the uproar sparked by The Professors and by another book Horowitz wrote about political bias in the university, Indoctrination U. It details more of his efforts to convince the academic community of its obligation to maintain professionalism and objectivity in the classroom. The book concludes with an epilogue presenting Horowitz’s plan for reforming universities and for re-establishing standards of scholarship and instruction in the classroom. Some of the essay titles alone are enough to capture the lugubrious sense of the university’s degeneration into leftist indoctrination centers since the 1960s: “The Decline of Academic Discourse,” “Campus Repression,” “What Has Happened to American Liberals?”, “The Orwellian Left” “Intellectual Thuggery,” “What’s Not Liberal About the Liberal Arts,” “Intellectual Muggings,” and “The End of the University as We Have Known it.” What is captured in such hard-hitting, perThe Left in the University addresses what sonal essays from David Horowitz is the process David Horowitz describes as “one of the that underlies the left’s successful ideological underappreciated tragedies of our times: the siege of higher education and the subsequent successful campaign of the left to subvert the curricula of collegiate institutions and transform brainwashing of our youth. This is exemplifie by a recent poll which revealed that fully 44% of entire academic departments and schools— American college students believe that so-called including Schools of Education—into doctrinal “hate speech” – the left’s catch-all label for offentraining centers for their social and political causes.” This successful campaign arguably has sive speech which conveniently includes any ideas with which they disagree – is not protected by done more to steer America toward the left’s goal of “fundamental transformation” than any the First Amendment. This perverse misunderstanding of free speech has been adopted even by other strategy of cultural Marxism. conservative students, disturbingly. The result is chronologically and divided into five sections. that we are very nearly at a tipping point beyond Part I frames the book’s subject with an edited in- which most adults will not consider our most pretroduction to Horowitz’s controversial 2005 book, cious freedom to be worthy of preserving. Th t The Professors. Part II recounts his experiences can be attributed almost entirely to the influence on college campuses and observations on the de- of academia.
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This was demonstrated forcefully earlier this year when a speaking engagement featuring Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley – once regarded as the home of the Free Speech movement (more on that in a moment) – was cancelled by a violent mob of vandals who falsely declared that Milo came not to debate but to spread hate and fascism, and thus his right to speak deserved to be abrogated. “Fuck your free speech” is the new campus battle cry. Horowitz notes in “The Free Speech Movement and its Tragic Result,” the book’s final essay, that this sort of student totalitarianism isn’t so much a reversal of the aim of Berkeley’s 1960s movement as it is the inevitable end of it: “The so-called Free Speech movement, which introduced political crusading into the halls of learning, has led to the destruction of a great institution, and a fl urishing of ideological bigotry, viewpoint repression, and intellectual fraud.” It has led to “eruptions of student mobs demanding the suppression of ideas that disturb them” and demands for safe spaces from dangerous ideas. The Left in the University closes with an epilogue titled “A Plan for University Reform,” in which Horowitz proposes the establishment of an Offic of Academic Standards and Academic Freedom which would set forth standards requiring faculty to teach students how to think, not what to think, and hold instructors to “professional standards of inquiry and expression.” It would also “ensure that proper procedures are followed in curricular matters” and include a “grievance machinery that would allow students to file complaints about classroom misconduct without fear of faculty reprisal.” Such a plan, fi mly enforced, would bring the machinery of indoctrination in the American university to a grinding halt and force a revival of its original mission of vibrant, open inquiry and the pursuit of truth. But that commonsense proposal, originally developed in 2010 but never published, ends the book on a note of false optimism, as Horowitz See David Horowitz’s , page 36
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Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project Launches Kickstarter Campaign “BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy” A Documentary Short Film Edited by: JV Staff
he Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete a new documentary short film BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy. The film centers on the life and legacy of poet, artist, and activist Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, whose poems and songs became an integral part of the fabric of postwar Yiddish culture. The film seeks to present Beyle’s story in a way she would have expressed it—through many mediums: song, poetry, painting, and animation. It includes exclusive oral history interviews with Beyle, her son Itzik Gottes-
man, her granddaughter Esther Gottesman, Yiddish-language instructor and scholar Asya Vaisman-Schulman, and several Bainbridgivke residents. Flowing through these stories are Beyle’s drawings, paintings, poems, recordings of her songs, and family photos that follow the timeline of her life. The film seeks to answer questions about what it means to be a Yiddish writer, to be the descendants of a Yiddish writer, and to create and transmit a history and culture. Born in 1920 in Vienna and raised in Czernowitz, Ukraine, Beyle inherited a love of song and poetry, a vast memory for words and stories, and a unique, protective love of Yiddish from her father, a proud Yiddishist, and her
The poems and songs of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman became an integral part of the fabric of postwar Yiddish culture.
mother, an admired folk singer. After surviving the Holocaust in Europe, she sought to build a lasting secular Yiddish-speaking community—a small pocket of New York City that became known as “Bainbridgivke” where she raised her children alongside other families committed to passing the language and culture down to future generations. An influential teacher and writer, Beyle began to write songs, plays, and poems so her children would have materials to read in Yiddish. Once her children outgrew children’s literature, she began to write for herself and a general audience. She published her debut poetry book Steshkes tsvishn moyern (Footpaths amid Stone Walls) in 1972, and contin-
The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete a new documentary short film BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy. The film centers on the life and legacy of poet, artist, and activist Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, whose poems and songs became an integral part of the fabric of postwar Yiddish culture.
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ued to publish several collections of poems and artwork, as well as CDs of her songs performed by herself and other Yiddish singers and performers. She received a National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2005 for her vast and vibrant artistic contributions. Th Kickstarter campaign, which runs through October 31, 2017, seeks to raise $18,000 to complete the film. Learn more and make a tax-deductible donation to support the film at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/ yiddishbookcenter/beyle-theartist-and-her-legacya-yiddishbook-cent. About: TheYiddish Book Cen-
ter is a nonprofit organization working to recover, celebrate, and regenerate Yiddish and modern Jewish literature and culture. The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of more than 750 in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity. Our oral history and short film series Beyond the Books: Yiddish Writers and Their Descendants examines the lives and legacies of Yiddish writers through an intimate lens.
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Report: UN Promoting Terrorism & Anti-Semitic Hate Groups would withhold U.S. funds from the U.N. in a bid to combat rampant anti-Semitism, told the Free Beacon that American taxand in order to further the aim payers should not be funding an of globalization—the U.N. has organization that mainstreams opened its doors to non-governhatred towards Israel. mental organizations," Bayefsky "Far too often, the United Nasaid. "More than 6,200 NGOs tions and related organizations [non-governmental organizaare being used to discriminate against the Jewish state of Israel and promote anti-Semitism," Rubio said. "After the United States rightly withdrew from UNESCO in response to the vile anti-Israel agenda of its member states, the Trump administration and Congress should continue working together to promote accountability and ensure that Americans' tax dollars are not used to further hateful, anti-Semitic agendas." The latest report accuses the U.N. of turning a blind eye to the behavior of these non-profit groups, which have The United Nations has formally endorsed and approved not been held accountable for scores of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate groups that promote their promotion of anti-Semitic terrorism against Jews from within the halls of Turtle Bay and materials. elsewhere, according to a new report that exposes how these "Most striking for an organiorganizations have been granted privileged status by the U.N., zation founded on the ashes of potentially in violation of the international body's own bylaws. the Holocaust, the U.N. enables tions] have been invited to par- violence from the world stage," its accredited NGOs to play a central role in promoting modticipate on a year-round basis she said. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), ern anti-Semitism," the report in U.N. activities, and have thus been handed a coveted global the author of legislation that states. "Although the preamble
UN formally endorses anti-Israel, anti-Semitic groups backing terrorism By: Adam Kredo
he United Nations has formally endorsed and approved scores of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate groups that promote terrorism against Jews from within the halls of Turtle Bay and elsewhere, according to a new report that exposes how these organizations have been granted privileged status by the U.N., potentially in violation of the international body's own bylaws. The U.N. has formally accredited scores of non-profi organizations that use their legitimacy to spread anti-Semitic propaganda promoting terrorism against Israel and Jews, according to an in-depth new expose by Human Rights Voices, a watchdog organization. Th report, which provides pictorial evidence of this behavior, exposes how these organizations use their U.N.-accredited stature to slander the Jewish state and promote terror groups such as Hamas. The report is likely to galvanize the Trump administration
and pro-Israel supporters in Congress to further scrutinize the U.N.'s systematic promotion of anti-Israel propaganda, according to those familiar with the matter. The Trump administration has already removed the United States from a U.N. cultural organization known as UNESCO due to its repeated efforts to pass anti-Israel resolutions that claim Jewish historical sites do not belong to the state of Israel. The latest report provides many examples of U.N.-accredited non-profits railing against Israel in often vitriolic and anti-Semitic ways, which appears to violate the U.N.'s own restrictions on how accredited groups can behave. Anne Bayefsky, senior editor of Human Rights Voices, told the Washington Free Beacon that many of the 6,200 non-profits operating at the UN have used their global legitimacy to promote bigotry, anti-Semitism, and, at times, terrorism. "Th United Nations was founded as a global pact among states, but over the decades—in the name of transparency and openness,
megaphone." "An examination of these NGOs, however, reveals that both by design and gross negligence on the part of U.N. member states, the NGOs' ranks include bigots, anti-Semites, and terrorist advocates who are now spreading hatred and inciting
of the U.N. Charter promises the equal rights of nations large and small, U.N.-accredited NGOs foster the destruction of the U.N. member state of Israel." U.N. accreditation gives these anti-Israel non-profits a veneer of legitimacy that enables them to spread anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda within the halls of the U.N. and elsewhere, according to the report. The e groups can secure meeting space within offici U.N. buildings and sponsor speakers, exhibits, and other materials "within immediate proximity to the world's press," according to the report. Th y also are permitted to speak at key U.N. meetings, where their rhetoric is often broadcast across the globe. Organizations promoting hatred of Israel and terrorism have retained their U.N. accreditation despite this rhetoric violating the international body's rules, according to the report. "The links between U.N.-accredited NGOs and the promotion of terrorism and hatred— including, in particular, anti-Semitism—violate the terms and conditions of these NGOs' See Report: UN Promoting , page 37
Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenge By: Abigail R. Esman For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fi hters from America and Europe may try returning home. When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike. Law enforcement needs to be prepared. Now, with the fall of the Iraqi city of Harija, the Islamic State's last major stronghold, and the impending collapse of its Syrian capital, Raqqa, the time has final y come. But is law enforcement prepared? Not really. An estimated 5,000 Europeans joined ISIS and other terrorist groups since fi hting fi st broke out in Syria. While some surviving members may choose to remain in the region, or travel to other confli t areas like Afghanistan, a few thousand others are likely to try to make their way back home. In countries such as France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands, most of them are at the border, where they will be taken into custody and ultimately tried for terror-related offenses. But that covers only those who re-enter through legal means. Most will try clandestine paths. And porous borders make such under the radar re-entry disturbingly simple, as smuggling of refugees has already made abundantly clear.
An ongoing lack of coordination of intelligence and security agencies among European countries further enables terrorists to slip in unnoticed. Th t's what happened with Mehdi Nemmouche, who shot and killed four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in 2014. Reda Kriket travelled twice to Syria before being arrested in March 2016 on suspicion of plotting "at least one" attack in France. And Brussels-Zaventem Airport bomber Ibraham El Bakraoui had been previously arrested by Turkish officials as he ttempted to reach the Islamic State. "Despite improvements since 9/11, foreign partners are still sharing information about terrorist suspects in a manner which is ad hoc, intermittent, and often incomplete," a 2015 report of the Task Force in Combating Terrorist And Foreign Fighter Travel said. In a typical example of European intelligence failures, though Dutch authorities learned of that arrest through the FBI weeks before the attacks, that information was never turned over to Belgium. Such critical intelligence slips do not pose risks only to Europe. "The larger concern is that some European extremists might be able to make it to the United States undetected once they have left the battlefiel ," state the report's authors. With visa-free entry into the U.S. for European citizens, such fears are not unfounded, and
compound the threats posed by returning U.S. nationals. Even so, some U.S. officia caution against over-reacting to the threat American returnees may cause. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper arguesthat most of the
ing fi hters carry out attacks, they return with the prestige of warriors and credibility on the street," a 2014 RAND report observed. "Th y are able to recruit other fi hters to go to the Middle East and they can gather like-minded groups around
For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try returning home. When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike. Law enforcement needs to be prepared.
40 Americans who have returned from the Islamic State did so for reasons "that don't relate to plotting" – such as homesickness and family matters. Others, like analysts at the New America Foundation put a greater emphasis on the danger from jihadists who never actually left the U.S., but were radicalized locally or online. But not everyone agrees. "Whether or not return-
them." RAND political scientist and International Center for Counterterrorism fellow Colin Clarke agrees, writing in the Atlantic that some returnees, both in the U.S. and in Europe, may "attempt to resuscitate dormant networks, recruit new members, or conduct lone-wolf style attacks," as some Europeans have already done. Tackling the threat, U.S. and European official agree, de-
pends heavily on European authorities' ability to improve their intelligence capabilities – a daunting task at a time when rising crime rates, concerns about existing terror threats, logistically complex bureaucratic systems, and international rivalries continue to draw on their reserves. Moreover, not all European states agree on the best way to handle returnees. While most are jailed and tried on terror charges, returnees to Denmark, for instance, are placed in rehab programs that offer schooling, job training, and housing, among other benefits – the hope being that they will rejoin society and reform. Moreover, the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network put forth a series of recommendations in July for all member states. Countries should: Create "re-socialization" programs for detainees even pre-trial. Provide religious guidance through "trustworthy chaplains." Employ mental health experts to work with those who may suffer PTSD or "disillusionment." "[B]e aware that many returnees – even if not engaged in criminal behavior – may still strongly support ideologies opposing apostates, other religions, so-called infidels, women's rights and even EU societies as such. Most have been subject to severe indoctrination. Consider dialogue, mentoring and
other techniques for returnees with such strong beliefs." In part, this careful handling reflects the reluctance of countries like Denmark to treat returnees as criminals. But as RAND points out, it also comes as a result of difficulties in assessing "which returnees pose a terrorist threat and which do not." The e uncertainties could require monitoring all returnees for indefin te periods, raising civil rights questions as well as economic and other practical concerns. Whether such careful handling will effectively thwart radicals remains to be seen. Meantime, U.S. official are taking a different, more punitive approach. Sentences are longer – and can include the death penalty, which is banned in Europe. Moreover, EU laws can be vague regarding which potentially terror-related activities constitute a crime. By contrast, RAND says, American courts are better prepared for the challenges of convicting returnees, thanks in part to the fact that in the United States, "providing material support to a terrorist organization, which includes joining or attempting to join a terrorist group, is already a crime." But for both Europe and America, RAND suggests another alternative: encouraging returnees to cooperate with intelligence agencies in exchange for lighter sentences, thereby See Returning ISIS Jihadists , page 36
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Jane Feldman is the former Colorado public ethics official hired by the New York state Assembly in the wake of a scandal involving Sheldon Silver.
Former NY Assembly ethics official: job was 'waste of money'
(VIN) The former Colorado public ethics officia hired by the New York state Assembly in the wake of a scandal involving its leader at the time says her Albany job was “a waste of money.” Jane Feldman told the Times Union that she “didn’t do anything” after being brought in to lead the Assembly Offic of Ethics and Compliance, created after then-Speaker Sheldon Silver’s February 2015 indictment on fraud and extortion charges. Feldman resigned in June and returned to Colorado, where she had served as the fi st executive director of that state’s Independent Ethics Commission. The former Manhattan assistant district attorney was hired by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to help make reforms in the Democrat-controlled chamber. Heastie’s spokesman says her former offic provides ethics training and expertise for lawmakers and staff, and was never meant to craft policy.
Law provides health benefits to volunteer NY Firefighters
(VIN) New York volunteer fi efi hters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he had signed legislation that will provide the benefit to the nearly 100,000 New Yorkers who serve as volunteers with fire companies
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City could exceed 8 feet by local city councilmen. the end of the century if, in a high-emissions future, the West NATIONAL Antarctic ice sheet rapidly melts. Israeli-developed The study expects about 5 breakthrough cancer inches to 11 inches (12.7 centidrug receives meters to 27.9 centimeters) of FDA approval sea-level rise likely in New York City between 2000 and 2300. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Kite Pharma, founded by Israeli-American professor Arie Belldegrun in 2009, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted regular approval for its cancer treatment, Yescarta. Study: NYC could California-based Gilead Scisee bad flooding ences bought Kite Pharma for every five years $12 billion in August. New York police crew members The product, which the FDA (VIN) Within the next three removing the swastika from the approved on a fast-track prodecades, fl ods that used to garage in Staten Island. (NYPD cess, is based on innovative techstrike the New York City area 23rd Precinct) nology that recruits the body’s only once every 500 years could Vandalism suspect immune system to identify and occur every five years, according said he knew destroy cancer cells. to a new scientific study released Yescarta is approved for the just days before the fi h anniver- neighbors were Jewish by ‘way they spoke’ treatment of adult patients with sary of Superstorm Sandy. The study, performed by re(VIN) The neighbor of a Stat- relapsed or refractory large B-cell searchers at several universities en Island family reportedly ad- lymphoma after two or more and published Monday in the mitted he painted a swastika on lines of conventional therapy. To Proceedings of the National their garage door, telling police date, 100 patients have reportedAcademy of Sciences, primarily he knew the family was Jewish ly been treated with Yescarta. The treatment is based on blames the predicted change on “because of the way they spoke.” sea-level rise caused by global James Rizzo, 37, was arrest- CAR-T therapy, which was dewarming. ed Thursday and arraigned the veloped by Israeli researchers at “This is kind of a warning,” following day in the vandalism the Weizmann Institute of Scisaid Andra Garner, a Rutgers earlier that week. He also painted ence and the Tel Aviv Sourasky University scientist and study the misspelled slur “Kyke” on the Medical Center. It represents a breakthrough in hematologic co-author. “How are we going garage. to protect our coastal infrastrucRizzo, who lives several hous- cancer treatment in which a pature?” es away from the Calabrese fami- tient’s own T cells are engineered The researchers based their ly, was seen on surveillance cam- to seek and destroy cancer cells. analysis on multiple models that era footage vandalizing the white CAR-T therapy is customized for each patient. factored in predictions for sea door with black paint. level rise and possible changes in Prosecutors at his arraignthe path of future hurricanes. ment said Rizzo, who has a Many of the models had a criminal record, admitted that he dose of good news for the nation’s committed the crime, DNAinlargest city: Climate changes may fo reported. He is charged with mean that storms are more vio- two counts of criminal mischief lent, but are also likely to swing as a hate crime and aggravated further off-shore, meaning harassment and is being held on storm surge heights aren’t likely $10,000 bail. Rizzo’s lawyer says to increase substantially through he has mental health issues but Prime Minister Benjamin 2300. refused a psychological exam- Netanyahu (right) and President However, rising sea levels ination. Donald Trump (left) with White could mean that fl ods of 7.4 feet Debra Calabrese, who has House adviser Jared Kushner (2.25 meters) or more that struck lived in the house for 14 years (center) at the start of a meeting the New York city area roughly with her husband, who is not in Jerusalem. Credit: Kobi Gideon/ once every 500 years before 1800, Jewish, originally told the local GPO. and which occur roughly every media that she did not plan to Report: White House 25 years now, could happen once paint over the graffiti because to unveil proposal for every five years between 2030 she wanted people to see it, deregional peace deal and 2045. spite urging by police to cover it The researchers said there is up once their investigation was (JNS.org) The Trump adscientific consensus that global completed. ministration will soon unveil a sea level will rise in the coming Following Rizzo’s arrest, a spe- comprehensive proposal for a centuries, although it is not cer- cial clean-up team arrived at the regional peace deal in the Middle tain how high. Th y cautioned home to power wash and repaint East, Israel’s Channel 2 reported that sea-level rise at New York the garage door at the behest of Sunday. 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Fatah. “The United States reiterates the importance of adherence to the [Middle East] Quartet principles: any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognize the State of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties—including to disarm terrorists—and commit to peaceful negotiations,” Greenblatt said in a statement. “If Hamas is to play any role in a Palestinian government, it must accept these basic requirements,” he said. Greenblatt’s statement marked the fi st public comments made by an American officia following the latest reconciliation attempt between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party. The U.S. envoy’s remarks echoed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offici position on the matter. Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian unity government as long as Hamas does not recognize the Jewish state, disarm and renounce terrorism, in accordance with the Quartet principles, the Prime Minister’s Offic said last week.
OCTOBER 27, 2017 London rejects Palestinian ad campaign targeting Israel and Balfour Declaration
(JNS.org) The city of London rejected a Palestinian anti-Israel ad campaign claiming the 1917 Balfour Declaration was the “harbinger of the Palestinian disaster.” The ad campaign, called Make It Right, was commissioned by the Palestinian diplomatic mission to the U.K. The posters include photographs depicting the “the peaceful life of the Arab population in Palestine” before the establishment of Israel, next to photographs taken after 1948 that purport to show the “destruction and bereavement among the Palestinian people.” Th Transport for London agency said the banners were set to be displayed in London’s underground subway stations ahead of centennial Balfour Declaration ceremonies in November. But the posters did not meet the guidelines for “images or messages which relate to matters of public controversy or sensitivity,” The Guardian reported. The Balfour Declaration— written by U.K. Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to the 2nd Baron Rothschild, Lionel Walter Rothschild—stated the British government would “view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” The declaration is considered the fi st documented legitimization of the state of Israel.
Netanyahu calls Putin to discuss Syria conflict amid rise in tensions
An Israeli submarine. The German government will reportedly approve the sale of three submarines to Israel from the manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Germany reportedly to approve $1.5 billion submarine deal with Israel
(JNS.org) The German government will reportedly approve the sale of three submarines to Israel from the manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), following previous reports that it had suspended the $1.5 billion deal amid ongoing criminal investigations. Reports state German and Israeli officials are in the midst of finalizing the submarines’ acquisition, under the purported German-imposed condition that no official involved in the sale be found guilty of corruption. Israeli Ambassador to Germany Yakov Hadas-Handelsman was originally scheduled to sign the submarine agreement in July, but Germany postponed the deal Trump administration due to the launch of the Israel calls on Hamas to Police’s corruption probe into the disarm, echoing sale. The investigation is known Israeli position as “Case 3,000.” The fact that Netanyahu’s per(JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s international nego- sonal attorney, David Shomron, tiations representative, Jason represents the German manuGreenblatt, last Thursday called facturer TKMS in Israel sparked on the Gaza-ruling Palestinian the investigation, which saw a terror group Hamas to disarm former IDF general detained for and renounce violence amid new questioning with several other attempts to form a unity gov- suspects amid allegations of bribernment with its longtime rival ery and money laundering.
(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin Oct. 18 to discuss the confli t in Syria, just days after Israeli jets hit a Syrian anti-aircraft battery. According to the Kremlin, Netanyahu initiated the phone conversation, with the leaders discussing “the Syrian settlement, the Iranian nuclear program, as well as the results of a recent referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.” Israeli Air Force jets Oct. 16 bombed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus after an Israeli plane flying over Lebanon had been fi ed at. The IDF said it had informed the Russians of its actions in real-time, in accordance with agreements between the two countries. Russia became involved in the Syrian Civil War starting in 2015 and has been a strong backer of the Syrian government, which is allied with Iran. Following the Oct. 16 incident, Iran warned Israel it will not tolerate violations of Syrian sovereignty.
Japanese firm finalizes record-setting $1.1 billion acquisition of Israel’s NeuroDerm
(JNS.org) Following announcements in July that Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) would acquire the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for $1.1 billion, the companies announced the deal’s finaliz tion Oct. 18. The deal—part of MTPC’s business strategy to grow its U.S.based operations—is the larg-
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OCTOBER 27, 2017 est-ever acquisition of an Israeli healthcare company. The Japanese company announced NeuroDerm’s delisting from America’s Nasdaq stock exchange, and said shareholders in the Israeli company would be paid $39 per ordinary share. Founded in 2003, the Rehovot-based Israeli pharmaceutical company specializes in developing new drug delivery methods and devices for central nervous system disorders, and hopes to launch two new groundbreaking products during the next two years.
that has been adapted into an Oscar-nominated movie based on his real-life story of impersonating a Hitler Youth member to survive the Holocaust. One of the Chinese bloggers, Yan Jingsheng, a historian with 6 million social media followers, broke down in tears once he learned he was shaking the hand of the hero of “Europa Europa.” “I read the book, I watched the movie, and I was moved to tears when I was suddenly face-to-face with this hero in real life. I never believed it could happen,” Jingsheng said, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
MIDDLE EAST Palestinian terrorist leaves 12-year-old boy unconscious in Hebron rock attack
German prosecutors charged a former guard at the Majdanek death camp (pictured) with accessory to the murder of at least 17,000 Jews. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard
(JNS.org) German prosecutors have charged a former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland with accessory to the murder of at least 17,000 Jews. The 96-year-old Frankfurt man—whose name was not released due to German privacy regulations—served as a member of the Nazi SS’s Death’s Head division as a perimeter guard at the death camp between August 1943 and January 1944. “According to the known evidence, the suspect, as well as all other SS members of the camp, knew of the cruel and organized mass murder,” the German prosecutors said in a statement, The Associated Press reported. “He also knew that these people, facing their fate innocently and defenselessly, were killed for inhuman reasons based on race,” they added. The prosecution said it is prioritizing the investigation of the man’s involvement in the socalled “Operation Erntefest” of Nov. 3, 1943, in which at least 17,000 Jewish prisoners at the camp as well as others were shot in ditches.
(JNS.org) A 12-year-old Israeli boy was knocked unconscious and nearly drowned after an unidentified Palestinian terrorist threw a rock at the boy’s head at the Abraham’s Well spring in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Security camera footage shows a Palestinian man throwing a large rock at a group of Jewish children near the spring and then fleei g the scene. The boy who was hit by the rock lost consciousness and fell into the water. Others at the scene pulled the unconscious child out of the spring. An emergency medical team rushed the boy to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, where he received 10 stitches in his head to close the large wound. The IDF stated an “unidentified Palestinian” was responsible for the attack. Palestinian Arabs who throw rocks at Jews are richly rewarded by the Palestinian Authority. A rock-thrower who succeeds in killing a Jew, and by consequence is sentenced to 30 or more years in prison, receives a monthly salary of $3,400. The family of an unmarried rock-thrower who is killed while trying to stone Jews receives $100 monthly. The widow of a rock-thrower receives $250 each month, for life.
Chinese social media star cries during meeting with Holocaust survivor in Israel
(JNS.org) A Chinese social media star broke down in tears during a meeting with a famous Holocaust survivor in Israel, as part of an Israeli-Chinese cultural exchange. Eight Chinese social media stars were in Israel for the Foreign Ministry’s “Young Chinese and Japanese leaders” program, which was created by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to strengthen ties between the Jewish state and Asian countries. The eight bloggers have more than 35 million followers combined on China’s largest microblogging social media site, Sina Weibo. The bloggers met with 93-year-old Solomon Perel, author of “Europa Europa,” a book
Gaza-bound tactical military gloves that were seized by Israel. Credit: Ministry of Defense Spokesperson.
Israel seizes thousands of tactical military gloves in route to Hamas-ruled Gaza
(JNS.org) Security inspectors from Israel’s Defense Ministry, along with representatives of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, thwarted an attempt Sunday to smuggle thousands of tactical military gloves into Hamas-controlled Gaza. The military gear was found hidden in a shipment labeled as clothing at Israel’s Kerem Shalom
border crossing with Gaza. Israeli security official suspect the gloves were intended for use by Palestinian terror group Hamas. “The Hamas terrorist organization has repeatedly tried to exploit Israel’s civilian policy for its own ends at the expense of the civilian population in Gaza,” said Col. Faris Atila, head of Israel’s Gaza Coordination and Liaison Offi . “We will continue to frustrate and thwart the abuse of our civilian policy for terrorist goals and the needs of the Hamas terrorist organization.”
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repaired streetlights, cleaned up garbage dumps and graffiti, and replaced street signs. The two-fold goal of the operation was “on the one hand to act decisively against all those involved in criminal offenses, public disorder and terror, and on the other hand to improve the quality of life for [Isawiyah’s] normative and law-abiding citizens by arresting the outlaws,” the Israel Police said in a statement.
Israel condemns ‘severe terrorist attack’ that killed 16 Egyptian policemen
(JNS.org) Israel Saturday night condemned a terror attack in Egypt’s Giza province that killed at least 16 Egyptian policemen, in one of the deadliest attacks against the Arab country’s security forces in years. The Israeli Prime Minister’s Offic released a statement saying it “strongly condemns the severe terrorist attack,” and sending condolences to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Egyptian people. “There is no difference between the terrorism that strikes in Egypt and the terrorism that strikes in other countries,” the Prime Minister’s Office stated. “Terrorism will be defeated quicker if all countries are united in taking action against it.” The attack began late Friday when jihadists ambushed Egyptian security forces during a raid on a terrorist hideout in the Wahat al-Bahriya area of Giza, 84 miles southwest of Cairo. According to Egyptian officials, the terrorists initiated a massive fi efi ht against the policemen with heavy artillery, including rocket-propelled grenades, The Associated Press reported. Security sources initially reported around 54 security officers being killed in the shootout, but the Egyptian Interior Ministry cited a lower death toll, stating 16 policemen were killed.
Nickolay Mladenov (pictured), the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Sunday criticized the leaders of the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas for vowing to eradicate Israel, and urged Hamas to address the humanitarian situation in the coastal enclave. Credit: U.N. Photo/Loey Felipe.
UN envoy wants Hamas to stop calls for Israel’s destruction, solve Gaza crisis
(JNS.org) Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Sunday criticized the leaders of the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas for vowing to eradicate Israel, and urged Hamas to address the humanitarian situation in the coastal enclave. “I condemn the latest statements made by some Hamas leaders, reportedly calling for the destruction of the state of Israel,” Mladenov said. “They do not serve the interest of peace and the goal of achieving a negotiated two-state solution.” “Under the auspices of Egypt, Palestinian leaders have embarked on a course to solve the grave humanitarian crisis in Gaza and enable the government to take up its responsibilities in 51 Palestinian terror the Strip,” said the U.N. envoy. “I suspects and criminals encourage them not be distractarrested in overnight ed from this objective.” Jerusalem raids Mladenov’s comments came (JNS.org) At least 51 suspect- after Hamas’s political chief in ed Palestinian terrorists and Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, last Thurscriminals were arrested in over- day vowed to eradicate Israel. “Gone is the time in which night raids in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyah Monday, amid a broad security crackdown in Israel’s capital. Thelarge-scale security operation involved hundreds of Israeli police offic s and border guards who arrested dozens of Palestinians suspected of committing acts of terrorism and rioting, among other criminal activity. Police conducted targeted raids of suspects who were known to have thrown Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli security forces and vehicles, and transferred the suspects to the district’s police station for interrogation. The security forces were joined by official from the Jerusalem municipality who worked on repairing and improving the neighborhood’s infrastructure while the raids were conducted. The municipality officials inspected the licenses and safety conditions of local businesses,
Hamas discussed recognition Additionally, the 12 Israeli of Israel. The discussion now is athletes participating in the Abu about when we will wipe out Is- Dhabi Judo Grand Slam tourrael,” Sinwar said. nament from Oct. 26-28 cannot include the letters “ISR” to identify their nationality on their uniforms. “The demand to appear without symbols is contrary to the mandate of international sports associations, the main aim of which is to separate politics from sport,” wrote Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev in Gilad Shalit salutes Israeli Prime a letter to Th mas Bach, presiMinister Benjamin Netanyahu dent of the International Olymfollowing Shalit’s release from pic Committee. Hamas captivity in October 2011. “It is the obligation of any Credit: IDF. country which has the privilege Netanyahu appoints of hosting an international comnew chief negotiator petition to allow the competing for release of Israelis athletes to represent the country from Hamas honorably while ensuring their (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Min- security,” she wrote. ister Benjamin Netanyahu apSaudi Arabia denies pointed former Shin Bet security that prince made agency officia Yaron Blum as secret diplomatic the new head of negotiations to visit to Israel coordinate the release of Israelis held captive by Gaza-ruling Pal(JNS.org) The government estinian terror group Hamas. of Saudi Arabia Sunday denied Netanyahu assigned Blum, that its official embarked on a a key player in negotiating the secret diplomatic visit to Israel in prisoner exchange that freed Is- September, following reports in raeli solider Gilad Shalit in 2011, Israeli media that a Saudi royal to head negotiations for the re- recently traveled to the Jewish lease of the bodies of IDF Staff state. Sgt. Oron Shaul and Lt. Hadar “Reports of a secret visit to Goldin, who were killed in Gaza Israel by a Saudi offici , which in separate battles during the Is- have appeared on some media, rael-Hamas war in the summer are unfounded,” a spokesperson of 2014. from the Saudi Foreign Ministry Hamas is also believed to be said, the kingdom’s SPA news holding Ethiopian Israeli Avera agency reported. “Saudi Arabia Mengistu and Bedouin Israeli has always been transparent as Hisham al-Sayed, who crossed regards to contacts and visits.” into Gaza willingly in 2014 and The Saudi denial follows re2015, respectively. A third Israeli ports by Israeli radio in Septemcitizen, Bedouin Jumaa Abu Gh- ber that Saudi Crown Prince anima, entered Gaza in July 2016 Mohammed bin Salman visited and is also purportedly held by Israel and secretly met with IsHamas. raeli government officials Israel Blum “will coordinate our has not confi med nor denied efforts to bring the boys back the reports. home…he was a member of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjasmall team that dealt with the min Netanyahu has repeatedly issue of Gilad Shalit and I think stated in recent years that Arab that he is the appropriate person nations are becoming more open for this important mission,” Net- to relations with the Jewish state, anyahu said Sunday. particularly due to shared concern about Iran.
Israeli judo team barred from donning national symbols in Abu Dhabi competition
(JNS.org) Organizers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi barred Israel’s team from donning national symbols and playing the Jewish state’s national anthem.
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Dennis Basso: Fall Fashion By Julie Sagoskin
he king of fur and fabulous gowns, Dennis Basso, showed off his spring collection on Monday, September 11th at the Plaza Hotel's grand ballroom during the most exciting time of the year – Fashion Week! From romantic fl wing gowns to edgy fur vests, the show was defi nitely an ode to what Dennis does best – glamour! The looks which were matched with David Webb jewelry showed off Dennis' international fl ir for the modern yet sophisticated woman. After over three decades, D in the fashion world, he has found the perfect balance of fun and fashion forwardness. The designer's latest collection celebrated the 35th anniversary of Dennis Basso in fashion. Basso said his “inspiration for this show was the international woman who has traveled the world to exotic and interesting locales. Over the 35 years, I’ve met
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so many spectacular, strong and glamorous women. As this collection was designed, I reflected on this amazing journey and I hope that I can transport you with me.” The color palette of the show consisted of warm spice and vibrant tones in rust, khaki, cayenne, violet and aqua mixed with earthy neutrals in vanilla
and sand. Silk chiffons, georgette, and tulle were ruffle in glittering, and billowing silhouettes while dresses were hand embroidered in delicate mosaics. No Dennis Basso show would be complete without weightless furs in mink, sable, fox, lynx and broadtail and of course some alligator and sequins. Amelia Hamlin, daughter of actress
Model Amelia Hamlin
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna, daughter and model Amelia Hamlin and Harry Hamlin
and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin made her New York Fashion Week debut at the show as her proud parents watched from the front row. Other stars who attended include Rachel Lindsay, Kimiko Glenn, Carol Alt,
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Betty Who, Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Osnes, Dee Hilfi er, Marigay McKee, Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon, Tina Craig, Alexia Ryan, Dana Creel, Louise Camuto, and Christine Mack. Ivana Trump was also spotted wearing a cheetah coat but made it very clear she was there for fashion, not to discuss her ex, President Donald Trump. From fur lined jackets to full on fur coats and fur trimmed dresses, this collection will have you prepared for those chilly fall nights while the jeweled gowns bring glamour back for the modern woman. Flowing lines and exotic print tunics and shirts are also part of Dennis' international womenswear collection. As always, the Basso collection exudes excess and why not - it is a celebration of his decades in the industry. The Game of Th ones soundtrack which played as the models made their way down the runway was defin tely intended to pull in a younger audience, aka social media influencers and the next generation of fashionistas.
Communal Shabbat Dinners for Hundreds Recovering From California Fires Comfort and companionship in Sonoma and Napa, as residents brace for the long road ahead By: Karen Schwartz
alifornians are in the midst of assessing damages to homes, business and property as they return to neighborhoods ravaged by last week’s rampant wildfi es. Some of them—hundreds, in fact— were welcomed by Chabad of Sonoma County and the Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center on Oct. 20 at two Shabbat dinners that focused on comfort and unity in the wake of such trauma. The meals and programs, which were being held free of charge, took place at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa and the Embassy Suites in Napa, respectively.
Th ugh the wildfi es that raged for more than a week in Northern California’s wine country and environs have become more contained, they leave signific nt destruction in their wake. More than 40 people lost their lives, nearly 200,000 acres of land have been scorched, and thousands lost homes and property, including Napa Valley vineyards and wineries. Families and business owners have a long road ahead to rebuild, says Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, co-director of the Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center with his wife, Chanie, who have been in contact with community members throughout the ordeal. The Shabbos meals were called the “Shabbat Dinner
of Comfort and Unity,” Rabbi Tenenbaum says, and the number of attendees increased in the days prior to the dinners as evacuees continued to return to evaluate their situations. “Some people told me last week that they didn’t know yet if their
wife, Altie. Shabbat is ideal for that, says the rabbi, who said last week that he was expecting more than 200 people to attend their dinner on Friday. “There’s no question that people are still very shaken up,” he says. “Everybody you speak to knows of a close friend or relative who lost their home. Th process will be long, but we
A home leveled by deadly fires that blazed through Northern California, burning nearly 200,000 acres of land and destroying thousands of buildings. Two Shabbat dinners were held on Oct. 20 for those grappling with the aftermath, assessing damages to their property.
Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, co-director of the Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center, is one of two Chabad centers in Northern California who held a Shabbat dinner for local residents, many now returning back after evacuating. Some need masks to protect themselves from falling ash, which remains in the air after a week of raging wildfires
Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky, left, co-director of Chabad of Sonoma County, wraps tefillin with community member Joseph Wand. The rabbi worried about him after not being able to reach him last week during the worst of the fires.
house was destroyed or not,” he says. “They told me that they have to get back and see what’s going on.” This is an important time for people to come together for something positive and beautiful, says Rabbi Mendel Wolvovksy, who co-directs Chabad of Sonoma County with his
hope to be able to offer the support needed going forward.” ‘We Can and Want to Help’ Participants gathered in the two different hotel spaces to share Shabbat dinner, with stores donating fl wers and paper goods for the events. Th y enjoyed gefi te fish, chicken, side dishes and challah, and had the
chance to discuss their current situations. “We feel that what is needed right now is to bring together the largest group possible—that people know we are all going through this together, and can and want to help each other,” says Wolvovsky. The rabbi spent time at local shelters during the height of the fi es, talking to residents and as-
“We feel that what is needed right now is to bring together the largest group possible—that people know we are all going through this together, and can and want to help each other,” says Wolvovsky.
sisting where possible. Chabad also served hot meals during Sukkot and Simchat Torah for anyone who needed the food and company. A fi e still burns in a nearby park, according to Wolvovsky, and the air remains hazy and ash-fille . “But every day gets a little better,” he says, “and we’re able to see more clear sky.” Wolvovsky recounts a recent meeting with a man at an evacuation center that he had been worried about and unable to reach for a while. “He forgot that his local Chabad rabbi was thinking about him and nervous for his safety,” he now says with relief. “This morning we put on tefillin together, and it was very nice.” (CHABAD.ORG)
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FIDF Gala at Hilton Raises $35M – Celebrates “A Night of Heroes” Honoring Brave Soldiers & Vets Continued from page 1 lauded the strength of the current Israeli Air Force. Shapira has two sons and a daughter who were all in the Air Force-an unprecedented achievement. Another superstar, Capt. "N", one of the few women combat fli ht navigators who pilots the new F-35 fi hter jets, said there are currently 2,100 women in
active combat and she was one of 4 women amongst 75 men in her Air Force unit and was treated as an equal by her Commander. A video was shown of the remarkable Israeli F-35 Adir- a stealth fi hter plane that was provided by Lockheed Martin with Israel outfitting the aircraft for its own essential needs. Maj. "G", who pilots one of these planes, spoke about its awesome
capabilities and the special helmet created by Israel allowing pilots clear vision to maneuver effortlessly in the dark. Amir Eshel, Commander of the Israeli Air Force for the past five years, oversaw the acquisition of these jets and said the F-35 was a "game changer" for the IDF. Eshel who recently retired said he was honored to be in the same room as living
legend Danny Shapira a pilot he has admired since the age of 8. Eshel spoke of his lengthy service saying his ultimate goal as commander was to eviscerate evolving threats while avoiding escalation to full scale war. He then praised the professionalism of the current group of soldiers by remarking that "technology was worthless without good people." Eshel led a three plane
Air Force fli ht over Auschwitz a symbolic mission exemplifying that "never again" is more than just an empty sound bite. Eshel promised to support the state of Israel and the whole Jewish people. Just when I was all "heroed out" we were introduced to Amir Ofer; the fi st IDF soldier to enter the Entebbe terminal to free the 102 hijacked Air France
passengers in a daring 90 minute operation in Uganda. Ofer recalled using a megaphone to tell the hostages, "Stay down! Stay down! We are Israeli soldiers" and became emotional when describing the 1976 mission termed "Operation Thunderbolt." Unfortunately, this mission ended with the untimeSee page 40
An overview of the Oct. 23 FIDF National N.Y. Gala Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson with Israeli soldiers. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
Fox Business Network anchor and gala MC Liz Claman interviewing Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
The Hampton Synagogue Cantor Netanel Hershtik with U.S. and Israeli soldiers at the Oct. 23 FIDF N.Y. Gala Dinner. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left) FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub; FIDF Central Region Board Member Al Brody; and FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left) Outgoing Israeli Air Force (IAF) chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; legendary IAF test pilot Danny Shapira; and FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left) FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir KlifiAmir; Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; Ellen Sokoloff and her husband Lloyd, who is an FIDF national board member; FIDF National Board Member and New Jersey Chapter Co-Founder Sammy Bar-Or; Annette Tauber Stern, who will co-chair the upcoming FIDF New Jersey gala; FIDF New Jersey Director Howard Gases; FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub; and Sylvia and Arthur Stark. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left, center) FIDF National Chairman Arthur Stark; Founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Rabi Yechiel Eckstein; FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub; and FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir with Israeli soldiers. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left, center) FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; FIDF supporters Michael and Lisa Leffell; and Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Malcolm Hoenlein with Israeli soldiers. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left) FIDF supporter Rafi Nakash; Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; FIDF National Board Member and Long Island Chairman Ronny Ben-Josef; FIDF National Chairman Arthur Stark; FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub; new FIDF Long Island Director Felicia Solomon; and FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left, center) FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson; Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Amb. Danny Danon; FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub; FIDF National Chairman Arthur Stark; Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; and Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gila Klifi-Amir with Israeli soldiers. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
(From left) FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson; Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Amb. Danny Danon; Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub; FIDF National Chairman Arthur Stark. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)
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The American Ballet Theater Draws Marc Jacobs & Michael Kors To Star-Studded Fall Gala By: Lieba Nesis
T Jean Shafiroff in Oscar de la Renta (Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)
Artist Rachel Feinstein, Director Sofia Coppola and Designer Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors with Dancer Daniil Simkin and Julie Granger
he American Ballet Th atre (ABT) held its annual fall gala at The David H. Koch Th ater Wednesday October 18, 2017 with cocktails beginning at 5:30 PM. While this happening occurs every year there was nothing mundane about this evening as a ballet gala this star-studded hasn't occurred in years. The crowd was replete with celebrities, philanthropists, designers, and artists who came out on a fall evening when there were at least four competing events including the black-tie Armory Gala. The guests included: three illustrious designers: Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and B Michael; three superstar artists: Rachel Feinstein, Anh Duong and Marina Abramovic; five super celebrities: Liev Schrieber, Sofia Coppola, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cicely Tyson and Cynthia Erivo; two magazine editors: Hamish Bowles and Amy Astley; Four sports stars: Victor Cruz, Emeka Okafor, Mario Martinez and Corey Lewis; Four supermodels: Veronica Webb, Constance Jablonski, Sofi Sanchez and Liya Kebede-but who's counting. The e were no shortage of socialites and philanthropists either, including: Dianna and Joe DiMenna, Deeda Blair, Charles and Karen Phillips, Anka Palitz, Jean and Martin Shafi off, Amy Fine Collins, Alisson Sarofim, John Utendahl and Radmila Lolly, Jody and Sheila Grant, Star Jones, Susan Fales Hill, Aerin Lauder, Mary Elizabeth Snow and dozens of others. This evening was all about "Kevin" and "Valentino" that being Kevin McKenzie the artistic director who was celebrating 25 years at ABT and Valentino Carlotti a former partner at Goldman Sachs who was just named Global Head of Business Development at Sotheby's and was receiving the Melville Straus Leadership Achievement Award. Valentino is one of those Renaissance men who is a Trustee on the boards of Carnegie Hall, Th Guggenheim Museum, American Ballet Th atre, Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He is also one of the humblest, kindest most down-to-earth men I have ever met. Carlotti devotes his life to philanthropic causes while still being a major player on Wall Street. He has been "part adviser, part benefactor" to African American prima ballerina Misty Copeland playing a pivotal role in her ascent to superstardom through his connections at Goldman Sachs as leader of its institutional client group in sales and trading. I am just curious if "Valentino Carlotti" is his stage or birth name as when I originally heard of him I was expecting a Sophia Loren lookalike to appear. Valentino has been one of the initiating forces of Project Plie' a program devoted to increasing racial and ethnic representation in ballet and diversifying America's ballet companies. Plie' was founded in September 2013 and tonight we were shown a video of its far reaching effects in bringing minorities into the current pool of dancers with the help of Misty Copeland. The special evening also paid homage to Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie another soft spoken superstar who leads with little fanfare. We were shown a film on his brilliant career with principal dancer Herman Cornejo remarking that McKen-
zie taught him invaluable lessons, including the importance of musicality in dance-forcing Cornejo to hum along with the music at times to sense the rhythm. Kevin told me he was very excited at the wonderful tribute he was given and felt his greatest accomplishment was the hiring of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky as Artist-in-Residence in 2009. This evening began with the World Premiere of "The Gift" choreographed by Jessica Lang and danced by the young dancers from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School who were exquisite. We learned that 9 of the current principal dancers were chosen from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School a major feeder to ABT. The next world premiere was "Songs of Bukovina" which was choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and danced by Isabella Boylston and Alban Lendorf. The last act "Thi teen Diversions" choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon was given its world premiere at ABT in May 2011. This piece was my favorite of the evening with Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland regaling the audience with their incredible strength and flexi ility. This piece was perfect for Misty whose sinewy muscles and powerful athleticism were displayed in full force. The ballet ended at 8:15 PM without any intermission. I noticed ABT has eliminated intermissions from their performances on gala nights; perhaps so that the audience can attend the $2,500 dinner at a timely hour. This seems logical however, a brief pause allows guests to converse with those who might not be attending the dinner while creating excitement for the upcoming performances. Nonetheless, the dinner began earlier than expected on the second fl or of the Koch Th ater which contained lovely pink and orange decor with pink roses and tablecloths adorning the opulent tables. The designs adorning the dinner attendees were no less spectacular including some men in the mix. Firstly, Victor Cruz looked smashing in a Givenchy suit with Public School shoes. Cruz is about to announce a major collaboration with a designer in the next year but was not yet able to reveal the details. Cruz said he was a major fan of Gucci's Alessandro Michele and recently participated in its "DIY" program which means "design it yourself." I had never heard of DIY and thought it was related to drunk driving but was glad Victor shared this critical information with me. Another one of innovator Michele's brilliant ideas which allows the consumer to participate in the designing process with Cruz customizing a burgundy and navy plaid Gucci suit. You learn something new every day and tonight I learned two things with major philanthropic personality Dianna DiMenna informing me that Wes Gordon was consulting at Carolina Herrera and she was looking forward to sampling some of the attire. It's now time to call out just a couple of my favorite looks of the evening on the ladies and here they are: Amy Fine Collins in a smashing white and black Elizabeth Kennedy Gown; Anh Duong in a fashion forward blue alta moda Dolce and Gabbana pantsuit; Jean Shafi off in a stunning pink and silver Oscar de la Renta gown that is this season's; Star Jones in a gold gown fresh from Par-
The Young Dancers of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
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Jewish Voice society, fashion & entertainment reporter Lieba Nesis files a live report from the American Ballet Theater star studded Fall gala
Andy Barth, Chairman of ABT Board, and Anka Palitz
Philanthropists Diana and Joe DiMenna
Bernice Schwartz - Ballet afficionado and aunt of Lieba Nesis
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Continued from page 28 is; Mary Snow who wore two different gowns one of them being a gorgeous Cavalli gold sequined getup; Radmila Lolly in one of her own showstopping designs; Exquisite Deeda Blair in Ralph Rucci; Anka Palitz in Monique Lhuillier: Maggie Gyllenhaal bringing it home in a red Monse gown; Cynthia Erivo in a fabulous red Zac Posen; Susan Fales Hill in a spectacular B Michael gown; and my Aunt Bernice who looked positively elegant in a black pantsuit (I love her). This list is by no means exhaustive as there were hundreds of other lovely ladies who wowed and astounded-it's been a long night. At the conclusion of the evening a DJ played my favorite Michael Jackson and Madonna tunes as Michael Kors and Hamish Bowles danced up a storm with the announcement that a record-breaking $2 million had been raised. At 10:30 PM the night concluded with guests heading home to get ready for tomorrow's big night out- stay tuned.
Carmen Fox, Jody Grant and Sheila Grant
Nancy Walker and Alisson Sarofim
Honoree Valentino Carlotti and Suzanne Hall
Star Jones, John Utendahl, Tatiana Lolly, Corey Lewis, Diggy Simmons and Radmila Lolly
Liya Kebede, Alexandre de Betak, Model Constance Jablonski and model Sofia Sanchez
Aerin Lauder, Marjorie and Jeffrey Rosen and Deeda Blair
Star Jones, Amy Fine Collins, Anne McNally, Anh Duong and Sutton Stracke
Left to right: Dancers Wendy Whelan, Christine Shevchenko, Scout Forsythe, Kelley Potter, Robert Fairchild and Stella Abrera
Christian Zimmermann, Richard Kielar, Jean Shafiroff, Misty Copeland, Valentino Carlotti and Cynthia Erivo
Susan Fales Hill wearing B Michael, Star Jones, Model Veronica Webb in Balmain and Designer B Michael
Football Player Victor Cruz, Editor-In-Chief Architectural Digest Amy Astley, Model Liya Kebede and daughter Raee
Designer Adeam and Julia Loomis in Adeam
Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
From Teen Investor to Real Estate Titan – The Amazing Story of Ben Ashkenazy By: Ariella Haviv
ttaining a coveted placement on the annual Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest individuals has now become even more challenging than in previous years. This year the stakes have been notably raised and one needs to have a nice little nest egg of $2 billion just to make the prestigious cut. This is $300 million more since a year ago. And to sweeten the proverbial pot, this year there are 22 newcomers to the “Wealth Salon” The folks who are safely ensconced on the Forbes list derive their fortunes “from an array of sources, from fish to makeup to fin ncial technology. Four made their money in beverages, and three of those in booze.
Th t includes the creator of Tito’s Vodka and a set of brothers who have turned Constellation Brands into one of the biggest alcohol companies in America,” according to an article on the Forbes web site. Forbes also duly noted that “the most notable loser was President Donald Trump, whose fortune fell $600 million to $3.1 billion. A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign all contributed to the declining fortune of the 45th president.” This year there are several immigrants to the US on the list and that includes real estate tycoon Ben Ashkenazy who comes in on the Forbes list with a net worth of $4 billion. According to a profile of him
The firm's portfolio now includes 660 Madison, (pictured above) which is occupied by the luxury department store Barneys New York
on the Real Deal web site, Ben Ashkenazy, 48, is the chief executive, chairman, and founder of Ashkenazy Acquisitions, a New York City-based fi m that invests in retail and office real estate and says it has a portfolio of over 100 buildings.
father, Izzy Ashkenazy, is a businessman also involved in real estate. Ashkenazy Acquisition also owns 656 Sixth Avenue, an erstwhile church that housed the Limelight nightclub in Manhattan. His firm is known for
Ashkenazy Acquisition also owns 656 Sixth Avenue, an erstwhile church that once housed the Limelight nightclub in Manhattan
Ben Ashkenazy, 48, is the chief executive, chairman, and founder of Ashkenazy Acquisitions, a New York City-based firm that invests in retail and office real estate and says it has a portfolio of over 100 buildings.
Ashkenazy, who grew up in Lawrence, Long Island, founded his fi m in 1987. Ashkenazy focuses on the management operations side of the business, Ashkenazy President Michael Alpert told the New York Times in 2012. The fi m's portfolio now includes 660 Madison, which is occupied by the luxury department store Barneys New York, and many other retail condominiums in shopping districts throughout Manhattan. Ben's
investing in iconic real estate, including Boston’s Faneuil Hall, New York City’s Plaza Hotel, the Marriott East Side, Barney’s New York, Bay Harbor Mall in Lawrence, the Toms River Center in New Jersey and Washington, DC’s Union Station. Moreover, the Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp’s portfolio also includes such New York City properties as 1110 3rd Avenue at 65th Street, 145 Greene Street in SoHo, 115 7th Avenue in Chelsea and 601 8th Avenue near the
Port Authority building. Ashkenazy began his lucrative real estate career trajectory at age 17 when he purchased his fi st building. He has told media outlets that his decision to buy the building came after he went to a Bronx shopping center to check out a site to open a fast food restaurant. Having recently graduated from high school at that time, Ashkenazy came to the realization that the lease that offered was below market value and then decided to search for a lender and buy the property instead. In between his real estate ventures, Ashkenazy took night classes at Adelphi University but ended up six credits shy of graduating. Since that juncture in time, everything has looked up for Ashkenazy is terms of crafting his empire. According to Forbes,
he has built a $12 billion portfolio via his eponymously named real estate fi m, Ashkenazy Acquisitions. He owns a majority stake in the company and has now seen an impressive global expansion. In July of 2017, Ashkenazy’s company purchased London’s storied Grosvenor Hotel. According to the Ashkenazy Acquisitions web site the company’s investment strategy aims to acquire irreplaceable properties in premier locations with the potential for signific nt increase in cash fl w and residual value. The company’s diverse portfolio and in-house team are well-positioned to maximize opportunities throughout the country. As a privately held company, Ashkenazy Acquisition is flexi See From Teen Investor , page 31
OCTOBER 27, 2017 Continued from page 30 ble and able to respond quickly to new opportunities, allowing for signific nt increase in the size and quality of holdings. Strong banking relationships and signific nt discretionary equity allows Ashkenazy Acquisition's fin nce team to expedite analysis and accelerate the closing process. In August of this year, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp announced that it had acquired the 98-year leasehold for Boston’s South Station concourse and upstairs offic space. Blackstone Group had put the space on the market earlier this year. The Boston Business Journal reports it was around $120M. South Station is one of Boston’s most-visited landmarks. Almost 24 million passengers go through the hub each year, and 75,000 Amtrak and MBTA riders pass through the station
The Jewish Voice daily. There is more than 59K SF of retail space in the building and 117K SF of office spa . “It is fitting that AAC is taking over another of Boston’s most beloved landmarks, with the Rose Kennedy Greenway anchoring South Station at one end, and Faneuil Hall at the other,” AAC President Michael Alpert said in a statement. “The synergies between the properties will assist us in our management efforts and our plans to make this a sustainable asset for the next 98 years and beyond.” AAC has operated Faneuil Hall Marketplace for the last six years. It launched a restoration campaign to enhance the visitor experience while also attracting more locals to the complex, one of America’s busiest tourist attractions. Along with beefi g up Faneuil’s events calendar, it has worked to lure a new mix of restaurants and retailers to the
Ashkenazy Acquisition teamed up with Plaza Hotel owner Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal to buyout the storied property’s partner
downtown property. It also intends to make signific nt capital improvements like glass canopies to give seating areas a more open look and extend the outdoor seating season. The South Station addition is not AAC’s fi st transit play. It paid $160M in 2007 to control the offic and retail space at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station for 84 years. It unveiled
Hotel, featuring a tradition of luxury, was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House located on Park Lane, Mayfair. Fully refurbished with a worldclass architectural design, Th Grosvenor House Hotel brings 350 years of London history and tradition to life in one of the most prestigious luxury markets globally.
In July of 2017, Ashkenazy’s company purchased London’s storied Grosvenor Hotel.
trol from the hands of Subrata Roy, who’s been locked up in India over allegations he scammed billions of dollars from investors, leaving the landmark hotel to languish over the last five years. Ben Ashkenazy and Michael Alpert bought a controlling portion of Al-Waleed’s stake in the hotel, and is moving forIn August of this year, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp announced ward with the prince to buy that it had acquired the 98-year leasehold for Boston’s South the remaining stakes from Roy Station concourse and upstairs office space and a tangled web of other In May of 2017, the Real Deal stakeholders. a $20M restoration of the station’s main hall last year and reported that Ashkenazy Acquiannounced plans to redevelop sition Corporation has teamed the offic space into a boutique up with Plaza Hotel owner Sau“That stake has di Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal hotel. signiﬁcant rights In July of 2017, Business Wire to buyout the storied property’s including rights to reported that the Grosvenor jailbird partner. The New York purchase the hotel and its House Hotel in London, was ac- Post reported that the “partnerother components.” quired by the Ashkenazy Acqui- ship could give a jolt of new life sition Corp in what constitutes to the hotel, which has been in a “They are now partners with the most signific nt single asset rut for years as the famed Oak hotel deal in U.K. history. Finan- Room and Oak Bar have sat Prince Al-Waleed,” a source told the Post. “That stake has signifdark.” cial terms were not disclosed. Ashkenazy and the Saudi icant rights including rights to About TheGrosvenor House Hotel: The Grosvenor House prince are looking to wrest con- purchase the hotel and its other
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components.” Sources told the newspaper that Ashkenazy and Alpert want to spruce up hotel rooms and re-open the Oak Room and Oak Bar as well as the vacant Edwardian Room, which had briefly been home to the Italian designer Angelo Galasso. The Post also reported that Prince Al-Waleed, one of the world’s richest people, holds a 50 percent stake in the Plaza’s 130 rooms, public areas, restaurants and retail component. His company held a 25 percent interest in 100 hotel condos and manages 51 hotel condos owned by others. A state Supreme Court judge last month dismissed a lawsuit Hong Kong-based JTS Trading Ltd. had filed against Subrata’s Sahara India Pariwar and prospective Plaza buyer Trinity White City Ventures, claiming the two cut JTS out of a deal to buy the Plaza and two other hotels.
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
Harvey Weinstein's Brother Holds Sumner Redstone’s Ex Uses Anti-Mob On To Hope for Studio's Survival Laws in Suit Against His Daughter By Mark Snyder
By Charles Bernstein
he disgraced movie magnate Harvey Weinstein‘s misdeeds have sent the studio that he cofounded into a bumpy downfall and put his brother, Bob Weinstein, in what he says is “a waking nightmare.” Bob said that he had no idea “the type of predator” his brother is accused of being. He said, “I want him to get the justice he deserves.” While it is not yet known exactly what Harvey did, what is known is that over two dozen women have accused the 65-yearold producer of sexual harassment and even assault. On Sunday, October 8, Th Weinstein Company’s board fi ed Harvey, citing “new information about misconduct.” Initially, Harvey agreed to along with the studio board’s recommendation, admitting that he does need help. Then on Friday, October 13, TMZ broke the news that Harvey obtained the services of high-powered lawyer Patricia Glaser to challenge his ouster on the grounds that “he did not violate his current contract.” The 62-year-old Bob, who had been partners with his fl mboyant older brother for over 30 years, feels that there is hope for the film company. In a statement he said, “Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive
Right to Left: Harvey and Bob Weinstein co-founded the Hollywood studio The Weinstein Company.
of our company. Business is continuing as usual as the Company moves ahead.” In a recent interview with Th Hollywood Reporter, Bob said that he and his brother ran separate divisions of the company on opposite coasts, and have barely spoken in the last five years. He said, “The members of the board, including myself, did not know the extent of my brother’s actions.” Bob said he was aware of Harvey cheating on his wife Georgina Chapman, and “philandering with every woman he could meet.” But he insisted he had no knowledge of any of the alleged acts of sexual harassment and assault that Harvey is accused of committing. Bob said, “I’ll tell you what I did know: Harvey was a bully, Harvey was arrogant, he treated people like (crap) all the time. I’m mortified and disgusted by
my brother’s actions. And I am sick for the victims. And I feel for them.” According to the Washington Post, “Dozens of women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have gone public with accusations against Harvey following recent reports by The New York Times and Th New Yorker detailing misconduct claims by others. In the latest development, British actress Lysette Anthony said she’s told police that Harvey raped her in the 1980s.” Weinstein denies engaging in any sexual acts with any woman that was nonconsensual. The Weinstein Company is planning to change its name as it fi hts to recover from this scandal. Despite the many predictions that the company will have to be sold or shit down, Bob says, “There is a plan to come out on the other side.”
edia mogul Sumner Redstone’s ex-girlfriend has found a new strategy, the anti-mob RICO laws to use in the battle with his daughter over the billionaire’s fortune. On Monday, October 16, in California federal court, a lawsuit for racketeering asking for $100 million was filed by Manuela Herzer against Shari Redstone and her son, attorney, and rabbi, Tyler Korff. In 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as the RICO law, was passed to assist in the prosecution of members of organized crime syndicates. Also permitted by this act is the pursuit of triple damages by citizens through civil lawsuits over fraud and other alleged “racketeering activity.” According to The Post, “Herzer’s RICO suit accuses Shari Redstone and Korff of such acts as eavesdropping on her confi dential conversations, bribing domestic help to spy on her, and copying her fin ncial documents. Herzer claims she discovered new evidence of the ‘illegal infi tration’ of her private affairs from other suits she has brought against Shari Redstone and her associates.” In court papers, Herzer said, “For two years, they concealed
Media magnate Sumner Redstone’s former girlfriend is now using the RICO Act in her battle with his daughter.
this email and text record in response to documents requests and subpoenas served in earlier litigation.” This new claim is happening a year and a half after Redstone was declared mentally fit to make his own decisions by a California judge. Now 94-years-old, Redstone is in poor health, according to Herzer. She said that he “cannot speak, write, read or take care of himself.” Herzer also claims that Redstone’s daughter Shari was estranged from the ailing billionaire, and forced Herzer out of his home in Beverly Hills, so that she could “to take over [his] life and to then use that dominion to take over CBS and Viacom.” The Post reports, “The suit accuses the mother-son duo
of paying one of Sumner Redstone’s nurses, Giovanni Paz, $10,000 to spy on her. It further claims they bribed seven domestic helpers, including Sumner Redstone’s personal secretary at Viacom, Gloria Mazzeo, and his full-time driver, Isileli Tuanaki. Another nurse, Jeremy Jagiello, forwarded photographs of Herzer’s wire transfers to Shari Redstone, according to the suit.” The legal documents also accuses Shari of altering the estate plans of her father to make herself the “sole controlling shareholder of both Viacom and CBS.” A lawyer representing Shari and her son said, “Shari unequivocally rejects the fantastical allegations dreamt up by the latest in Ms. Herzer’s revolving door of lawyers.”
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Rabbi Meir Kahane: A Noble and Iconoclastic Firebrand By: Meir Jolovitz
Daily News article of November 6, 1990 on the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane, ztk’l. Rabbi Kahane was gunned down at the Marriott East Hotel in midtown Manhattan by Islamic terrorist El Said Nosair on Monday night, November 5, 1990
streets of New York freely, the Rabbi warned, if any Jew were compelled to walk the streets of Moscow in fear. In a bold and imaginative campaign to rein terror on the perpetrators, the JDL became a bone in the throat to Soviet interests in America. Numerous times the Soviet Union directed its complaints to the United States government and the United Nations assembly in an effort to curb the “Jewish hooligans,” protests that served only to bolster the latter’s fearless reputation, and determination. In the end, when all was said and done, the JDL brought to the fore a Soviet Jewish problem that had been shrouded for too long, mobilized an apathetic American Jewish establishment, and befittingly laid claim to opening the iron curtain to the several hundred thousand Russian Jews who were reluctantly permitted to emigrate. All because there walked a rabbi who would not allow himself to sleep comfortably knowing that Jews elsewhere could not. But most importantly, there was Israel. In keeping with the most fundamental principle of the Jewish Defense League’s ideology, Rabbi Kahane, his wife Libby, and their four children made aliyah in 1971. Welcomed at fi st as a modern American Jewish hero, the Rabbi soon made his political mark by antagonizing the prevailing political order. Challenging its neglect of the inevitable demographic clash with its own Arab population, and calling to question the ill-fated desire to seek peace at any cost with its neighboring Arab countries, Kahane became a small, though vocal, political alternative. As Israel confronted an assault of Arab terrorism unleashed, coupled with proliferating social problems, his appeal and support grew. Elected to the Knesset and given a legitimate forum in 1984, and barred from running again in 1988 when the polls predicting an almost unprecedented rise in power, Rabbi Kahane’s name became synonymous with Israeli rightwing politics. “Extremism,” some called it. To be certain, it rendered a new terminology to Israel’s political lexicon: “Kahanism.” Representing people, problems, and issues that had remained unaddressed by successive Israeli governments, he
A prolific writer, Rabbi Kahane’s pen left a penetrating mark on the generation that was influenced by his many books and frequent articles
A prolific writer, Rabbi Kahane’s pen left a penetrating mark on the generation that was influenced by his many books and frequent articles
ragically, when the sun set before its scheduled time, we lost the most noble Jew of our generation. Perhaps more than any other, his was a life dedicated to serving Am Yisrael. Regrettably, it was a life ended abruptly in the struggle to awaken a nation that had taken to slumber only a generation after the greatest tragedy that befell its people. Brilliant and inspired, he was an iconoclastic fi ebrand who left his mark wherever he walked or whenever he talked. To be sure, friend and foe alike came to understand that there was no place he was ever afraid to go, and nothing that was ever left u said. With a penchant for understanding the ways of the world, and a political proclivity that was rooted to the core in his love of his people, Rabbi Meir Kahane lived his life devoted to the cause of Ahavat Yisrael. Driven by an intense passion for justice that had rarely been seen before, and lamentably that seems to be especially found wanting today, he became the most controversial Jewish spokesman of our generation.
With a penchant for understanding the ways of the world, and a political proclivity that was rooted to the core in his love of his people, Rabbi Meir Kahane, ztk’l, lived his life devoted to the cause of Ahavat Yisrael. Born in 1932, Meir David Kahane was raised in a religious nationalistic home in New York. Son to a scholar, he learned at a very early age that Judaism was inseparable from Zionism. And that anti-Zionism was just another manifestation of anti-Semitism. He was taught also that, sadly, there were too few Jewish proponents of the biblical notion that posited that Jews should, unapologetically, stand tall. He understood even then that Jewish history, and destiny, was often determined by the bold actions of a few noble Jews. His heroes were Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Yosef Trumpledor, Menachem Begin, Shlomo Ben Yosef, Dov Gruner, Meir Fein-
A prolific writer, Rabbi Kahane’s pen left a penetrating mark on the generation that was influenced by his many books and frequent articles
stein, and their compatriots of the Irgun and Lehi, a too-small select group of modern Jewish warriors whose names were sadly unknown, or unspoken, in too-many Jewish homes. The valiant struggle undertaken by these extraordinary Jewish heroes would leave its impact on Kahane. In response to the anti-Semitism that seemed ubiquitous, the unpretentious and private young man from New York would one day be drawn by circumstances to take a demonstrative public stance because others would not. Yet, that metamorphosis should not have surprised anyone, certainly not those who remember this once-quiet New York teenager hurling stones at the passing motorcade of British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, an archenemy of Jewish nationalist aspirations. Following his years at the Mir Yeshiva, he picked up a law degree from New York Law School, and a Master’s degree in International Relations from New York University along the way. He moved from being a modest neighborhood rabbi to copy editor and frequent contributor of the Jewish Press, to a neophyte rabble-rouser whose presence would soon shake the world. Establishing the Jewish Defense League in 1968 in response to an anti-Semitism that proliferated seemingly unchecked in the neighborhoods of New York, he introduced with it a new breed of American Jew – one willing to fi ht back. As the JDL’s reputation and popularity grew, so did the condemnations, especially from those so-called Jewish leaders who had previously been empowered by their Jewish constituents to serve the
need now taken up by the new Jewish defenders. Nonetheless, the young men of the JDL continued to take to the streets undeterred, feared and respected by those with whom they did battle, and delivered a renewed message that Jewish blood was not cheap. But Rabbi Kahane had a greater calling — helping Jews everywhere. It was not enough, he opined, to serve only those Jews beleaguered only in our own neighborhoods. What of
those who stood defenseless elsewhere, and who, he wondered, would feel their pain? Not long after he founded the Jewish Defense League, Rabbi Kahane made a priority of taking up the cause of Soviet Jewry, a people subjugated and smothered by Soviet totalitarianism. Th ough extralegal and illegal means, the JDL directed its war against a détente that had masked the Soviet oppression of its religious minorities. No Soviet diplomat would walk the
Meir Jolovitz writes that Rabbi Kahane’s life “ended abruptly in the struggle to awaken a nation that had taken to slumber only a generation after the greatest tragedy that befell its people”
became a populist figu e who threatened conventional politics. Remarkably, his impact was so great that the Likud government that presented itself as “nationalist” fought to keep him at bay with a fury that even eclipsed the old Labor governments’ efforts. Always placing the fate of others above his own, he discounted any concern for his own reputation, faithfully leaving that judgment to God, and to history. As the bravest and loudest voice forewarning the Jews in Israel, and elsewhere, of the impending dangers of a specious and spurious yet all-encompassing quest for Middle East peace, he believed that history would certainly vindicate him. Long before the fraudulent peace of Oslo, when all others were still hailing the accomplishments of an earlier Camp David surrender to appeasement, Rabbi Kahane spoke about the dangers engendered by the lack of Jewish resolve. He warned that this perilous march to peace, based foolishly on illusions and the best of intentions, would ultimately lead Israel on the path of disaster. As seemed his duty, he shamelessly reminded those who would listen that the road to Hell was paved with good intentions, and, too many dead Jews. Rabbi Kahane once wrote the words that perhaps more than any others explained this march of madness: “Not all Jews are heroes, and there are those who grow weary of the long struggle, and the longer wait. And weariness carries with it weakness. Weakness of the body, and weakness of the spirit. Weakness that perSee Rabbi Meir Kahane , page 39
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
When the Tests are Miracles – PART II Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours. By: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)
ut why? Why did Moses have to ascend to the mountain top to see all that? After all, it wasn't the height of the mountain that granted him vision. Nevertheless, the Almighty wished for Moses to ascend, thus clothing the supernatural in the natural. And even the oft- uoted miracle of the splitting of the Reed Sea – this, too, was presented in the framework of the natural. The Torah tells us that an east wind blew the entire night prior to the onset of that miracle. Now surely, God could have split the sea without the east wind blowing. Nevertheless, God wanted us to understand that nature is equally miraculous.
we see God's beneficence or feel the sting of His rod, our loyalty remains constant. If so, you might ask, what is the purpose of miracles? The e are two popular words in the Hebrew language for miracles, "nes" and "os." Literally translated, "nes" means a "banner" and "os" means a "sign." Miracles serve as banners and signs through which God's Holy Name is glorified and sanctified – banners and signs that inspire people to sing His praises. And that was accomplished above and beyond all expectations during the Six Day War. The banners fl w high, and we all saw the signs. The e was a great Jewish spiritual awakening throughout the world – even if, shortly afterward, we reverted to our old ways. But those signs are there even if we have lost sight
days, Jerusalem was a divided city. To see the Holy Wall in the Old City, we had to climb the tower of the YMCA building located opposite the King David Hotel, and there, armed with a pair of binoculars, we were able
and many that fell and did explode caused no injury. A shell landed on Shaarei Tzedek Hospital's baby nursery. Fearing the worst, nurses rushed in to save the infants, but miraculously, they were all unharmed. A shell penetrated the roof of the Mirrer Yeshivah but did not explode.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h, founder and president of Hineni, the internationally acclaimed Torah outreach organization, speaks of the miracles that Hashem performs in our personal lives and the miracle of the redemption of the holy city of Jerusalem during the six day war of 1967
Rebbetzin Jungreis, a’h, is the author of the bestselling book, “Life Is A Test” (Artscroll). In the pages of this awe inspiring book, Rebbetzin Jungreis teaches us how to navigate the vicissitudes of life through captivating stories about unwavering faith in G-d, prayer, Torah study and acts of kindness
Concerning the liberation of Jerusalem from Jordanian forces during the 1967 war, Rebbetzin Jungreis, a’h, writes: “Over the centuries, Jerusalem was ravaged and sacked many times, but God made a promise that the Wall, the remnant of the Holy Temple, would stand eternally and bear witness to the homecoming of our people.”
Once we were exiled from our Holy Land, however, the equation changed. God's miracles became hidden, and the Purim story is a prime example of that. At fi st glance, there is nothing miraculous about the events that unfold in the Book of Esther. Everything could be attributed to natural causes, and to add to the enigma, God's Name is not even mentioned in the Megillah. Yet we know that the story of Purim is a miracle of colossal dimensions, so much so that our Sages declared it a holiday for all eternity, when we proclaim God's miracles with rejoicing, gratitude, and thanksgiving. If, however, someone wishes to take the path of the agnostic, he can remain blind to God's role in history and deny that there is anything miraculous in that which unfolds before his very eyes. The choice is his or hers to make. Thus, if you wish, you can see the miracles inherent in the survival of the Jewish people – the ingathering of the exiles, the redemption of the soil, Israel's stunning victories in battle – or you can choose to ignore them all and declare them to be "ordinary events." Having said all this, I must point out that our fate as Jews is not contingent on miracles, but on commitment – Torah study, service and sacrific . Whether
of them, and it is that which I would like to recall for us and for future generations in this, my concluding chapter.
THE MIRACLE OF JERUSALEM
As a little girl in Hungary, I knew very little of world geography. I had never heard of Paris, New York, or London, but I knew all about Jerusalem. Th very words evoked a song in my soul and joy in my heart. It is written that Jerusalem received her name from the Almighty God Himself. It is comprised of two words: yira, to see, and shalem, which means peace, complete. When the patriarch Abraham ascended to Mount Moriah with his son Isaac, and perceived its sanctity, he proclaimed, "This is the place where God was seen!" And indeed, in Jerusalem you can feel and see holiness – you can feel God. It is like no other city. Th oughout our long and painful exile, we never forgot her, but sang the immortal words of David, "If I forget you O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning...." And Jerusalem, the Holy City, never forgot us, her children, but waited in solitude for our return. In the early fifties I made my fi st trip to Israel. I went to study and to teach newly arrived immigrants from Yemen. In those
to catch a glimpse. The Old City was occupied by the Jordanian army, which savagely destroyed many of the gravesites on the Mount of Olives and used the monuments to pave roads and build latrines. Officia y, Jordan had agreed that Jews would have the right to pray at the Wall, the only remnant of our ancient Temple, but they never kept that promise and defiled that holy site with refuse and the dung of donkeys. Of all the Arab armies, Jordan's Arab Legion was the best trained and fie cest. Moreover, the border with Jordan was the most difficult to defend, so it was no surprise that, when King Hussein's army fi st attacked, the Israeli military was convinced that the shots were just tokens to accommodate Nasser, and that Hussein would not risk war. But Jordan kept pounding away, its artillery and bullets raining upon Jerusalem. Still, Israel requested the UN Truce Supervision Offic to convey to Jordan assurances of peace. But it was all to no avail, and Israel had no choice but to open a second front. The Jordanians possessed hundreds of Patton tanks, and tens of thousands of Legionnaires, powerful warriors, equipped with the most sophisticated weapons, who were prepared to fi ht to the end. The battles were fie ce and savage, made all the more complicated by orders given to Israeli paratroopers to avoid damaging the many sites in the Old City. Many brave young men were injured or lost their lives – the sacrifice was great, but so were the miracles. The Holy City was not prepared for battle. The e were hardly any bomb shelters to protect the civilian population. Shells fell and did not explode,
Over the centuries, Jerusalem was ravaged and sacked many times, but God made a promise that the Wall, the remnant of the Holy Temple, would stand eternally and bear witness to the homecoming of our people. And now, almost two thousand years later, the moment had
come. I have read countless reports from journalists and soldiers who participated in the battle for Jerusalem, and all their stories had one focus – "the Wall." Moshe Amirav, a paratrooper, describes the first minutes at the Wall: "Forward! Forward! Hurriedly, we pushed our way through the Magreb Gate, and suddenly we stopped, thunderstruck. The e it was, before our eyes! Gray and massive, silent and restrained. The Western Wall! "Slowly, slowly, I began to approach the Wall in fear and trembling, like a pious cantor going to the lectern to lead the prayers. I approached it as the
messenger of my father and my grandfather, of my great-grandfather and of all the generations in all the exiles who had never merited seeing it – and so they had sent me to represent them. Somebody recited the festive blessing, 'Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who has kept us alive and maintained us and brought us to this time.' I put my hand on the stones and wept, but the tears that started to fl w were not my tears. Th y were the tears of all Israel, tears of hope and prayer, tears of Hasidic tunes, tears of Jewish dances, tears that scorched and burned the heavy gray stone." (TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK, IY’H)
‘Moms on a Mitzvah’ Present Their Fourth Annual Challah Bake By: Frieda Schweky
it each year for our communi- events, as well as covering ty. Moms on a Mitzvah is an smaller imperative things like n Oct. 26, Moms on incredible organization whose basic hesed needs that our a Mitzvah (MOM) mission is to help the Jewish community might require. will be hosting their people as well as people in The counter terrorist events fourth annual Chal- general who need them. Thi can cover such topics as edulah Bake in memory of Mimi Chammah A”H. This exciting event will take place at Th Center on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. The bake is organized in conjunction with The Shabbat Project, an organization that started in South Africa whose main goal is to get Jews from around the world to celebrate, observe, and enjoy one complete Shabbat. The challah bake will be happening on the same date The challah bake will be happening on the same date in in different areas worldwide different areas worldwide including Mexico, Brazil, Panama, including Mexico, Brazil, Pan- Minneapolis, Minnesota, and lots more. The event in Brooklyn ama, Minneapolis, Minneso- NY will feature MC Flatbush Girl as well as demos by @ ta, and lots more. The event in myorganicdairy and @challahart on the subject of challah Brooklyn NY will feature MC braiding. Lunch by Green Label NY can also be purchased Flatbush Girl as well as dem- at the event. os by @myorganicdairy and @challahart on the subject of may seem like a broad goal for cating people about the IDF challah braiding. Lunch by a group to have, and that’s be- and how it’s one of the most if not THE most moral army in Green Label NY can also be cause it is. The hesed group takes on the world, and also the topic purchased at the event. We cannot discuss this such a variety of feats both anti-semitism. According to wonderful event without ac- large and small, such as aid- MOM, education is key. knowledging the amazing ing in natural disaster relief, See ‘Moms on a Mitzvah’ , page 37 women involved in organizing organizing counter terrorism
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Parshat Lech Lecha – Satan; Devil or Servant By: Rabbi David Bibi
ear Rabbi: “If the Nachash – the snake – was the embodiment of Satan (or the vehicle upon which Satan rode) was allowed into the Garden of Eden with all his trickery and temptations, wasn’t man meant to fail and how can Adam be blamed? If the Satan was allowed to provide the fertilizer for Noah’s vineyard which led to Noah’s downfall after he became drunk, was any other outcome possible? If Satan represents evil, why does Hashem give him free reign?” I believe there are a number of ways of looking at Satan. We must be very careful not to take on a Western or Christian view of Satan as some fallen angel independently acting against G-d representing the forces of evil. This view of a sovereign opposing power working against G-d is to say the least heretical. Many Rabbis look at Satan as a servant of Hashem and potentially a servant of man who is there to test man in man’s self-control. If man is successful in governing his desires, he comes to govern Satan as well, returning Satan to his role of servant. We can see this throughout the Torah and Talmud, but as we are reading the portion of Lecha Lecha, let us begin here with a few questions, the answer to which will shed light on our question. Hashem commands Abraham to leave his land. The verses tell us that Abraham takes all the property or money which he earned with him. Why is it so important for the verse to tell us this? When Abraham arrives is Canaan we are told he pitches a tent for his wife and then one for him. Are we being taught etiquette? Does the Torah want us to know ladies first? Although G-d has promised Abraham children, wealth and fame, we are told that there is a famine in the land of Canaan and Abraham quickly goes through all his assets and wealth and becomes destitute. With no way to survive in Canaan, he has no choice but to go to Egypt. Why was it necessary for Abraham to become destitute before going to Egypt? As they pass into Egypt, Abraham turns to his wife and says to her, “Now I see that you are a beautiful woman”. Rashi writes, until now,
but will take that which he possibly earned illegitimately through deceit? Something is very confusing here! We send our children to school and we hope they learn something and grow intellectually and in their integrity, honesty, ethics and confidence. To accomplish this requires tests, both as part of the classroom education and life education. Passing a test gives us the confidence that we can and the motivation to reach for more. Knowing there are tests forces us to prepare, focus, study and do. We don’t allow a driver on the road without practice and being tested. We don’t allow a doctor to operate without being tested again and again. We don’t allow a lawyer in the courtroom without passing the bar. We don’t allow a pilot to fly a plane with assurance that he has met all requirements. We don’t allow a teacher into a classroom without a license and we don’t accept a Rabbi as an authority without being rigorously tested for Semicha. In the same vein Satan is there to test us, not so that we fail and not so that we prove anything to Hashem. Satan tests us so that we grow and prove to ourselves. Rather than imagine Satan depressed when we succeed, we must imagine him thrilled that we passed and we have grown and he sets about designing a greater test. “The greater the person, the greater his inclination”, A artist’s rendering of the patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah states the Talmud. And the leaving Haran truly free person is the one Realizing the Egyptians ried about a chillul Hashem? who masters his inclination This question becomes completely. will take her because of Adam wants a chance to beauty, Abraham asks Sara, grander in light of Abraham’s “please state that you are my actions following his victory prove himself and grow yet sister, in order that it should during the war of the four fails. Chava lusts for the fruit be good for me because of kings against the five kings. you and so that I may live for When the King and inhabiyour sake”. We can under- tants of Sedom are captured stand a request to lie to save and taken prisoner, among his life, but how do we under- them Lot, Abraham goes to stand that “it should be good battle with his private army, for me”? Rashi explains, “that conquers their enemy and they will give me gifts”. Here frees them. The King of Seone needs to ask. Is Abra- dom begs Abraham that alham actually asking his wife though it is Abraham’s right to act with duplicity in order of conquest to take both the to attain wealth? And even if, people as slaves and the propthough impossible to believe, erty as spoils, that Abraham this is Abraham’s intention, limits himself to the spoils. shouldn’t saving his life come The verses state that Abraham refuses to take even a first and wealth second? Enamored with the beauty string or shoelace so that one of Sarah, Pharaoh wants to should never state that Sedom marry her. But it would be made Abraham wealthy. And beneath him to marry a poor the Talmud tells us that this traveler. So Pharaoh showers act was a great Kiddush Hashupon Abraham and Lot an em, sanctification of G-d’s abundance of wealth includ- name. Huh? Abraham won’t ing sheep, cattle, donkeys and take that which he legitimatecamels, servants, silver and ly deserves through conquest, he did not recognize her beauty because of the modesty of both of them, but now he recognized her beauty through an incident where he saw her reflection in the water. Considering that the Talmud states that compared to Sarah all other woman are monkeys. we must ask, he is 75 and she is 65, has he not seen her face and recognized her beauty in all these years? What are we meant to learn?
gold, so much so that when they return to Canaan, they have so much that the land cannot support them in the same place and they must separate. One must be confused. When Pharaoh discovers that Abraham and Sarah have acted with deceit and sends them away, why does Abraham take this illegitimately earned wealth? Isn’t he embarrassed? Isn’t this pilfered money? Is he not wor-
on the tree and gives to him to eat. But as we have said many times, the Zohar says that in fact it was Adam who also lusted for his beautiful wife and instead of looking at her as Chava, the mother of all, he looks at her as Isha, his possession. Instead of waiting for Shabbat when all would have been permitted, he jumps the gun and takes her before the wedding and before Shabbat. His lack of control is displayed in Kayin who in his jealousy may have killed Hevel over a wife. We see lack of control in Lemach (the blind, who kills Kayin and his grandson) who must marry two wives, a pretty wife who he makes barren to maintain her beauty and a second wife to mother his children and care for his home. We see it again in the final story of Bereshit in fallen angels who after challenging man’s right to exist come to earth and fail in the same way taking earthly women. Noah is a sadik. He has the self-control and therefore he is chosen to survive and rebuild the world. But Noah too fails in this quality of restraint. He comes out of the ark and he goes from Ish Sadik to Ish Adamah, like Adam. He plants Adam’s vine, takes the fruit, drinks the wine, becomes drunk and rolls naked in his tent unaware of his nakedness. He engages in a homosexual act with Cham and finally is castrated by his own son. Then man of restraint becomes the man of indulgence and fails. When Adam failed he was cursed. You will live by the sweat of your brow, he is told and life will be limited and end with death.
We wait ten generations after Noah for Abraham. Abraham who was willing to walk into the fire at Ur Kasdim, Abraham who left all behind, Abraham who never looked at his wife with lust as the Egyptians would. Abraham leaves Haran with all he earned, but that which he earned, was through the sweat of his brow and a result of the curse. Abraham is above this and all that is taken from him. He sets a tent for his wife, because unlike Adam who didn’t respect his wife, calling her at first Isha, his possession, and blaming her, Abraham respects his wife. He does not look at her as an object as the Egyptians would. Abraham is Adam. Sarah is Chava. Together they will go to Egypt and face the test of the Satan, the snake, this time embodied in Pharaoh whose crown is in the image of the snake. If we succeed, Abraham tells Sarah that we will reverse the curse of man. We will no longer live by the sweat of the brow and we will not die. Pharaoh is punished with leprosy as a snake. Yet when Adam or in this case Abraham passes the test, it is the snake who will serve him and provide him with wealth and life. Thus Abraham can take that which he lawfully earned from the snake by passing his test. The snake is Hashem’s servant, meant to serve man as well. When man fails, man faces difficulties and death, but when man succeeds it is even the snake, the Satan who serves him. We pray not to be tested, but every day in reality is a test. May we succeed and be blessed.
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ian excesses, and a backlash – declines in alumni support and student applications – is underway. Conservative student groups like the nationwide campus organization Turning Point USA are havens of sanity by comparison, and are beginning to fl urish. Even some
Progressive administrators and faculty members – like the Evergreen State professor targeted by raging students, who sued the school for nearly $4 million (he settled the case for $500,000) – are repulsed and terrified by the young P.C. monsters they have helped
create. For their own survival, universities must undertake a fundamental transformation. The fi st step might be for those faculty and administrators to sit down with a copy of Th Left in the University and take a long hard look at themselves.
these things will remain a menace to the US, its allies and international security as a whole. So long as the US continues to maintain a policy based on the false view that all that is necessary to destroy the threat of a nuclear armed Iran is a combination of the nuclear deal and economic sanctions, it will continue to ensure that Iran and its nuclear program remain a major threat. Distressingly, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the most outspoken supporter of decerti-
fying Iranian compliance in the Trump administration, told NBC on Sunday that the US intends to remain in the nuclear deal. To understand what must be done we must return to Trump’s speech and its strategic signific nce. By taking a holistic view of the Iranian threat – grounded in a recognition of the inherent hostility of the regime – Trump opened up the possibility that the US and its allies can develop a holistic policy for confronting
and defeating Iran and its proxies. If the Iran deal and sanctions are two components to a larger strategy rather than the entire strategy, they can be helpful. A wider strategy would target Iran’s regional aggression by weakening its proxies and clients from Hezbollah and Hamas to the regimes in Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. It would target the regime itself by empowering the ayatollahs’ domestic opponents. It would pin down Iranian forces by arming and otherwise assist-
ing the Iraqi Kurds to defend and maintain their control over their territory along the Iranian border while strengthening the ties between Iranian Kurds and Iraqi Kurds. Trump created the possibility for such a strategy. It is up to members of Congress, and US allies like Israel and the Sunni Arab states to help Trump conceive and implement it. If they fail, the possibility Trump created will be lost, perhaps irrevocably.
22 percent. "Many foreign fi hters began as criminals," Clarke writes on Lawfare, "and many might turn to crime on their return." Indeed, those seeking to fin nce attacks are likely to look to criminal activity – such as drug trafficking – to secure it. Hence, he notes, "To root out returning foreign fi hters, authorities should fi st look to the underworld from which
the fi hters originally emerged. Criminals inevitably return to what they know best." Clarke's approach for Europe applies equally to America. Yet for all its practicality, the criminal element also points to an additional danger: as Canadian counterterrorism analyst Mubin Shaikh has noted, "prisons are a factory for radicalization. Th jihadis themselves say prison is
the university of jihad." Should those trained in militant jihad find their way back into the criminal circuit, that situation could only worsen. Ultimately, the problem of returning jihadists promises to be a complicated one across the West, likely for years to come. In the face of an unprecedented terror threat, we have no map to travel by. But in the words of
Swiss author Ella Maillart, "the sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be."
country’s border with Mali. There are reportedly around 800 U.S. troops in Niger. The attack Continued from page 19 Black, Jeremiah W. Johnson, was reportedly carried out by armed militants thought to be and Dustin M. Wright. The four men were killed in affiliated with Islamic State. Five everything to us.” Th ee other U.S. soldiers Tongo Tongo, Niger, in an am- Nigerien soldiers were also reperished in the terrorist attack. bush October 4 after a meeting portedly killed in the attack. The “advise and assist” misThey were Staff Sgts. Bryan C. with tribal offici s near the
sion to aid local forces in West Africa fi hting Boko Haram, Islamic State, and al-Qaida in the Maghreb, was ordered by President Barack Obama. U.S. troops are working to disrupt enemy supply lines. As a post script to this story, it should be noted that Wil-
son made a fool of herself on Twitter, indignantly criticizing Trump for supposedly disrespecting Johnson’s widow by not using her name. “I still stand by my account of the call [between President Trump] and Myesha Johnson,” the lawmaker tweeted. “That is
her name, Mr. Trump. Not ‘the woman’ or ‘the wife.’” Except Wilson got Mrs. Johnson’s name wrong. It is Myeshia Johnson. Which tells you just about all you need to know about Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.
ister in the French government and the fi st President of the European Parliament, was highly respected and cherished in France. She fought for decades to further the causes of Holocaust remembrance, documentation and education around the world. Veil served as the Simone Veil fi st President of the French Simone Veil passed away in Foundation for the Memory June 2017. Veil, a former Min- of the Shoah and an honorary
president of Le Comité Français Pour Yad Vashem. Her son, Pierre Francois, now serves as its president continuing in his mother's legacy of Holocaust commemoration. As a Holocaust survivor who lost almost her entire family during the Holocaust, Simone Veil was dedicated to and supported many Yad Vashem initiatives and activities.
no conservative will to see such reforms enacted.” But there may be hope yet Continued from page 21 lish [the Plan] now because I for such a plan on the horizon. have given up any hope that uni- The American university canconcedes in the introduction, versities can institute such a re- not sustain its current path. because the leftist bias in our form. The faculty opposition is The radical left on campus is colleges and universities is so too devious and too strong, and beginning to implode under hopelessly entrenched. “I pub- even more importantly there is the weight of its own totalitar-
The Opportunities and Risks Continued from page 20 problematic about Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program. The second major risk inherent in Trump’s approach is that he will get his way; that the Europeans, Russians and Chinese and the Iranians will agree to improve the nuclear deal. The problem here is not obvious. Clearly, it is better if the deal is amended to
delete the sunset clauses and expand the inspections regime. Yet even an amended, improved deal will still serve as a shield to Iran’s nuclear program. An improved deal won’t destroy Iran’s centrifuges. It won’t take away Iran’s enriched uranium. It won’t destroy Iran’s nuclear installations. And it won’t bring down the regime which by its nature ensures all of
Returning ISIS Jihadists Continued from page 23 becoming valuable resources in the battle against jihadism in the homeland, helping to locate and convict other terrorists returning from abroad, especially those who have entered illegally. The e are the hardest to find and
pose the greatest danger. But even without cooperation from within, there may be other strategies. Rand's Colin Clarke calculates that approximately half of all Islamist terrorists involved in attacks in Europe had criminal pasts. In contrast, others put the figu e closer to
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Yad Vashem Uncovers Continued from page 14 on October 1, 1942. Sámuel Léderer and his wife Gizella were murdered in Auschwitz on May 28, 1944. Information on Sámuel Léderer was discovered during the research phase of this project
from two different collections: a card catalogue of the Labor Battalions in Hungary, prepared by the Hungarian Ministry of Defense; and a collection of documents from the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture regarding the confi cation of Jewish-owned land in Hungary.
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the fi ht to make our city more resilient and environmentally The Jewish Voice conscious in the face of climate endorses Alan change and extreme weather Maisel for City threats, helping to secure federal Council – District 46 funding to rebuild public housing and hospitals after Sandy. The Jewish Voice He also successfully advocated endorses Mark for the expansion of transporTreyger for City tation options throughout the Council – District 47 outer boroughs, investment in Since his election to the the maintenance and upkeep of Council, Mark Treyger has led public housing, and the upgrad-
Report: 10 IS-Linked Continued from page 16 soldier in the occupied Golan Heights. The Observatory said Jaish Khaled Bin Walid is estimated to have some 1,200 fi hters, and controls territory in western Daraa province, along the border with the occupied Golan Heights.
Israel seized 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community. The two countries are still technically at war. More than 330,000 people have been killed in Syria
The e facts where discovered only through a thorough search of archives across Hungary, and by the professional use of unique methodology and sophisticated technology connecting them to the vast archival collection of Yad Vashem. Currently, the Yad Vashem Archives house the most comprehensive collection of Holocaust-era documentation in the world, which
includes some 201 million pages of documentation. The case of the Léderers demonstrates the range of information one can gather about a Holocaust victim, after the documents have been located, scanned, catalogued and indexed.
ing and expansion of our school buildings.
en in this city and stress the importance that parental presence has on child during those first few months.” Other problems he hopes to address are: homelessness, quality of life and investing in seniors.
The Jewish Voice endorses Steven Saperstein for City Council – District 48
Steven Saperstein is working to with the DOE to get The Jewish Voice paid maternity leave for endorses Steven working mothers. “The cur- Matteo for City rent policy is terrible. In or- Council – District 50 der to get paid for up to six Focusing on improving the weeks, teachers have to use quality of life and providing saved sick days,” Saperstein better government services for said. “We must value wom- his constituents, Matteo has since the confli t began with anti-government protests in March 2011. At least 10 members of a small jihadist faction linked to the Islamic State group were killed Monday by suspected Israeli air strikes in southern Syria, a monitor said. The strike hit a base belonging to the group, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS but was never formally incorporated into it. (I24 NEWS)
had many accomplishments early in his fi st term, including: passing legislation that provides lifesaving Automated External Defi rillators (AEDs) to thousands of little league teams in the city free of charge; working with the Department of Sanitation to create the city’s fi st eWaste curbside collection program for Staten Island, which is slated to be made permanent and expanded citywide over the coming years
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Likud MK Glick Defends Continued from page 14 Court, police – deserve respect, regardless of the individuals manning any specific osition. Despite his criticism of the tone and style of Knesset and public discourse, Glick also said there is a large degree of truth to many of Prime Minister Ne-
tanyahu’s criticisms. He defended the right of opposition parties to criticize the prime minister, but also said that for years Netanyahu’s opponents have nurtured an atmosphere that looks at Israel as a terrible place, even when the country really is doing well. Glick rejected the notion of a “witch hunt” against Netanya-
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endorses Joseph Borelli for City Council - District 51
Dedicated to improving the quality of life on Staten Island, Joe Borelli was successful in coordinating the development of several Park and Rides here on Staten Island, securing funds to outfit nearly every classroom on the South Shore with a Smartboard and has worked with the Parks Department on the renovation and construction of several parks on Staten Island. hu and the right, but also said there is a long history of media obsession with Netanyahu’s alleged crimes and shortcomings. “Anyone who lives here knows there is obsessive criticism of Netanyahu, way beyond what he deserves. But his response to the media, to the police is overdoing it. He should be the one leading the push to respect all of our democratic institutions,” said Glick. (TPS)
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Continued from page 9 Previously he was an assistant director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The FTC, which is only a five-member commission, has been operating with three
empty seats. Ohlhausen along with Democratic Commissioner Terrell McSweeny were the only ones in the commission. The two were split in the case of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. which wanted to acquire roughly 2,000 Rite Aid Corp. stores.
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people in ACA-governed plans that will become increasingly ing cheap and limited policies. expensive. "No one healthy is now going Healthier Americans will gravitate toward the skimpier cov- to sign up in the ACA risk pool, erage offered under these plans, because they have this cheaper opponents say, leaving sicker option," Deep Banerjee, a health
Knesset Delegation Storms Continued from page 17
child killers.” The Israelis did leave, but not Israelis Called because Ghanim told them to do ‘Child Killers’ so. Rather, they were protesting Calling the Jewish state a “bru- the anti-Israel resolutions. After the meeting, the deletal occupier,” he demanded: “Get out of the hall now if you have gation relayed its objection to an atom of dignity. You occupier, outgoing IPU President Saber
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two countries signed a "secret" memorandum of understanding comed the German approval" to on Thursday evening and that it allow the purchase of the three contains a provision allowing the seller to quickly jettison the deal. submarines. Germany, however, stressed In a tweet, Gallant said the three new submarines would re- that the deal on the three submaplace three old ones in a decade rines "is not yet signed." "We had other talks about it, and bring the number of new submarines at Israel's disposal to but a deal was not made until now," a spokesman for the Gersix. Yedioth Ahronot newspa- man government told AFP. In May, Germany's Der Speiper on Friday reported that the
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el and Kol Shofar to establish a camp for children and families in Santa Rosa, and our part- affected by the disaster within ners from JFCS (who provided Shomrei Torah compound,” said much needed mattresses), the Politzer. He added that IsraAID plans SF federation, congregation Rodef Sholom, Temple Emanu- to monitor the long term needs
Th y allowed the agreement to proceed. The FTC is currently investigating the massive data breach at Equifax Inc., which exposed the sensitive personal information of over 145 million Americans. The agency is also in the midst of litigation against Qualcomm Inc. for allegedly abusing its monopoly in the smartphone chips market.
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net”, alleges Hollik. As reported by CNN, an official at the foundation said in an email that the move "refl cts an ongoing process of asset transfer that has been underway for several years." He said, Mr. Soros "plans to leave the vast majority care analyst at S&P Global Rat- of his wealth to the Open Sociings, told Politico. "It just takes away the opportunity of this risk pool getting better." But some business groups are cheering the move, saying it will allow them Continued from page 6 to provide employees with insurance options that are affordable and appealing. bids. According to The Post, “The (HEALTHDAY NEWS) Empire State Development Corp. plans to offer a package Chowdhury of Bangladesh, say- with tax breaks and incentives ing that he had today seriously to Amazon before Thursday’s damaged the neutral position of deadline that would be applithe organization by permitting Arab states to constantly lambast and interrupt the Israeli speakers, and that he himself had not allotted the Knesset delegation Continued from page 23 the same amount of time given to the others. (WIN) accreditation," it states. "In some cases, these NGOs were originally accredited by U.N. bodies gel magazine reported that the in spite of these links. In other National Security Council has cases, while these links may approved the sale of three ad- have developed after the origvanced submarines to Israel, but inal accreditation processes, with a caveat that the deal will U.N. bodies—including those be scrapped should corruption that conduct periodic review charges be proven at the end of the investigation. The submarines ordered by Israel are likely to be equipped with nuclear missiles but are priContinued from page 34 marily intended for spy missions off Iran or to attack that country in case of nuclear war, according Another incredible project to foreign military experts. that the Moms on a Mitzvah take part in is fi emen and po(I24 NEWS) licemen appreciation day. Once a year, MOMs go around to loof those affected by the fi es, cal precincts and fi ehouses and and provide support during the thank all the people that protect recovery process. us. Th y bring goodies like doIsraAID has responded to a nuts on Hanukkah and thank string of natural disasters in re- you notes from Jewish schools cent months, sending teams to for all those who volunteer their Puerto Rico, Texas, Mexico and lives for the greater good. This is Dominica, following the recent MOM’s special way of showing fl ods and earthquake. gratitude from the entire Jewish community to the men and (ISRAEL 21C)
on the left have felt their prospects for changing the party have diminished after Tom Perez beat tion—as an independent." While the resolution was de- out Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) feated in a voice vote, it is unclear for the DNC chairman position. "I’d say they’re making way for whether this will signal momentum for Sanders supporters, who new blood, but it’s not that at all," have worried they’re facing a Zogby said after he and others "purge" within the DNC. Many were ousted from the DNC. "We
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Magen David Adom, ZAKA, and United Hatzalah - sent personnel three Israeli rescue organizations - to help victims. Some of these
both benefit” Amazon and the chosen area. Hogrebe said, “[Amazon’s] cable to any location chosen in priority is access to talent. New New York. Anthony Hogrebe, York City has more people with a spokesman for the city’s Eco- bachelor degrees or above than nomic Development Corp., said Los Angeles, San Francisco, the city’s proposal does not in- Philadelphia, DC and Boston combined. Th t, and the fact clude new tax subsidies.” He said the city is “open to that we are the city where young making investments in infra- people want to live.” structure and transit that would
Report: UN Promoting processes—permit such NGOs to retain their U.N. status while violating the fundamental principles of the institution." "Once gained," the report found, "U.N. status is highly unlikely to be revoked." Many of these U.N.-approved groups accuse Israel of perpetuating a "Holocaust" against the Palestinians and disseminate
‘Moms on a Mitzvah’ women who keep us safe. Ten women make up the core Moms on a Mitzvah team, but they bring on more people for specific events and projects. For their annual challah bake, about 40 volunteers join on to help organize and prepare for this special day of unity. According to Argalgi Sadacka, the founder and president of MOMs, the challah bake event is all about Jewish women coming together and uniting for a common purpose. The challah bake will be from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Specifi
offensive imagery portraying Jews in a negative light, a classic trope of anti-Semitism. Others accuse Israel of buying American support, claiming Jewish people have some ability to manipulate the global state. Other examples of this propaganda include support for the terror group Hamas, as well as the promotion of violent attacks on Israel and Jews. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
attention will be on the braiding of the challah, as @challahart will be demonstrating for the crowd. Attendees will also take home goodies in a swag bag. “I want to excite woman about challah and engage them in challah braiding which is the fun aspect of challah baking,” said Linda. Pre-registration is required and the seating is limited so make sure to book your spot as soon as possible by calling (718) 627-4300. If anyone would like to volunteer for Moms on a Mitzvah, you can direct message them on Instagram or email Calomira@aol.com subject: Volunteer.
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should return fi e. The police offic s quickly responded, killing both of the Continued from page 10 Continued from page МС out of their car and opening fi e terrorists before they could reach on police offic s providing se- the auditorium where Geller and Curtis Culwell Center in Gar- curity for the event. The terror- the attendees were wrapping up New York. Anthony Hogrebe, land, Texas. The two terrorists ists wounded one of the security the art contest. a spokesman for the city’s Ecowere killed shortly after getting guards before police offic s nomic Development Corp., (BREITBART.COM) said the city’s proposal does not
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eventually moved to the U.S. and started his fi st hedge fund in 1969. He has already donatety Foundations", to which he is ed over $30 billion to various causes. also the chairman. Following the donation, SoSoros, 87, is a Hungarian Jew who survived the Nazi occu- ros’ Forbes ranking has fallen pation as a child in Budapest, from being the 20th richest perand in 1947 fled to Britain. He son in the world, down to being attained a master's in Philoso- 59th richest in America, with phy from the London School an estimated $8 billion. He fi st of Economics, putting himself made it on the Forbes list thirthrough school by working as a ty years ago with a net worth of railway porter and a waiter. He $300 million.
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were Keith Ellison supporters. The ptics of it are bad." Sanders supported Ellison for the DNC chairmanship. Despite the tension, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) downplayed the notion of a debilitating "fracture" existing within the Democratic Party during a Friday appearance on "The View."
Hogrebe said, “[Amazon’s] priority is access to talent. New York City has more people with bachelor degrees or above than include new tax subsidies.” He said the city is “open to Los Angeles, San Francisco, making investments in infra- Philadelphia, DC and Bosstructure and transit that would ton combined. Th t, and the both benefit” Amazon and the fact that we are the city where young people want to live.” chosen area.
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Winters, and Deputy Chief Investigator Jonathan Reid also assisted with the investigation. Continued from page 4 District Attorney Vance also Bureau, and Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael thanked the City of London Major Economic Crimes Bu- Sachs, Chief of the Investiga- Police, and in particular, Dereau, Assistant District Attor- tion Division. Investigative tective Sergeant Ian Kellaway, ney Christopher Conroy, Chief Analyst Annie Wattenmaker, for their assistance with the of the Major Economic Crimes Senior Investigator Matthew investigation.
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volunteers remained in Texas for several weeks after the hurricane. IsraAID also sent volunteers, and the Israeli government donated $1 million in aid to Harvey's victims. (INN)
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shifts a year. New laws that remove blocks to medallion ownership, like greatly decreasing Continued from page 6 ulations for medallion owners, the transfer tax on medallion including the lift of the require- sales, have also been supported multiple steps have been taken ment for owners to personally by the commission, Harshbargby the commission to ease reg- drive their cabs for over 150 er added.
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Why Are So Many Claiming Continued from page 19 Obama who refused not only to make his deal a binding treaty, but also to seek any congressional approval – both of which would have assured greater continuity. He knew when he signed the deal that it could be undone by any future president. The goal, of course, is not to
ed on intercontinental ballistic missiles. If the current deal is not changed, it is likely that Continued from page 11 undo the deal but rather to undo Iran will become the new North its sunset provision and to make Korea – or worse – before very Iran keep the commitment it long. missiles. made in the prologue: never to Trump later fi ed back at the (GATESTONE INSTITUTE) obtain "any nuclear weapons." Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix minister, Ri Yong Ho, tweeting, The available evidence now Frankfurter Professor of Law, “Just heard Foreign Minister of strongly supports the conclu- Emeritus, at Harvard Law North Korea speak at U.N. If he sion that Iran is not keeping School and author of, Trumped echoes thoughts of Little Rocket that commitment: that it is de- Up! How Criminalization of Po- Man, they won't be around much termined to develop a nuclear litical Differences Endangers De- longer!” arsenal capable of being mount- mocracy, which is now available. Two weeks ago, Ri threatened the United States with “a hail of fi e” and said Trump has "lit the 2014 Operation Protective wick of war" with his country. Edge, as well as the return of And on Friday, a North KoreAbera Mengistu, Hisham al- an diplomat said that Pyongyang The session began with a Sayed and Juma Ibrahim Abu modicum of decorum and ci- Ghanima, who are believed to vility, but quickly descended be alive and held by Hamas in into a shouting match between Gaza. He also said that Israel is members of the parliamentary a rising power, both regionally Continued from page 6 opposition and Prime Minister and around the world. “We are becoming a rising Netanyahu when the latter took global power,” the prime min- announced it would for the fi st the microphone. Netanyahu opened his re- ister said. “We are becoming time coordinate summer carmarks with a pledge to obtain an economic power, our mili- free hours with NYC Parks and the bodies of IDF soldiers Ha- tary strength is unprecedented. the Prospect Park Alliance. dar Goldin and Oron Shaul, That’s not to be taken for grantOn September 17th, the who were killed during the ed. East Drive from Park Circle (TPS) to Grand Army Plaza was re-
Investigations, Controversy Continued from page 16 by the government. Think about the impact that that has on our democracy,” Edelstein said. Edelstein also called on coalition members not to try to thwart democratic standards of governmental oversight, saying that any attempt to harm accepted oversight would be an “violation of our responsibility.”
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Two House Panels Launch Continued from page 11 evenhandedness," they continued. "The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight." The pair said decisions the Justice Department made in 2016 have led to a "host of outstanding questions that must be answered." Tho e questions, they said, include, but are not limited to
intended to continue its nuclear testing program in the interests of self-defense, while blasting Trump and accusing him of playing “nuclear football”. Trump recently met with his national security team to discuss "a range of options" on North Korea in response to its increasing nuclear ambitions. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, however, has said that the president prefers diplomacy and last week vowed he would continue his diplomatic efforts vis-a-vis North Korea “until the fi st
several areas: • FBI's decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clinton's handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump; • FBI's decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investigation both in October and November of 2016; • FBI's decision to appropriate
full decision making in respect to charging or not charging Secretary Clinton to the FBI rather than the DOJ; • FBI's timeline in respect to charging decisions. The pair said they will review these decisions and others better understand the reasoning behind how "certain conclusions were drawn." "Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken," they said. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
707 Highway 35 • Neptune, NJ 07753 Located on the Asury Circle
opened to vehicular traffi during weekday morning rush hours (7-9 a.m.); starting on January 2, 2018, the first workday of the New Year, the entire park will be permanently carfree. In the weeks before the permanent car-free hours, the City will once again publicize
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the SPIKE LR 2 Missile production earlier than expected. Th large user base. The LR 2 is fully development of SPIKE LR 2 integrated with all existing types leverages decades of successful of SPIKE launchers in use today, operational use of all variants enabling all of them to fi e both across the SPIKE Family. Th production order ensures the LR and LR 2 Missiles. The LR 2 incorporates im- IDF and future customers will provements in lethality and be assured technical maturity, immunity to meet both present low risk and readiness for operand future threats. This substan- ation, synonymous with Rafael’s tial production order of SPIKE standard of quality. Mr. Moshe Elazar, Executive LR 2 for the IDF will kick-start
OCTOBER 27, 2017 bomb drops.” Asked on Sunday about U.S. policy towards China, the North's longtime ally, Trump praised Beijing for "helping" the U.S. by enforcing sanctions against Pyongyang. "He's for China. And I'm for the U.S.," he said of Chinese President Xi Jinping. "But we do have a very good -- I would say an exceptional relationship. And China's really helping us. With respect to North Korea." "China is big stuff," he added, saying Xi has "got the power to do something very signific nt with respect to North Korea." (INN)
the change to drivers using social media as well as VMS boards posted at the Park Circle entrance of the park. After the January car-free hours take effect, DOT expects to closely monitor traffic around the park for changes in traffi patterns, and expects to adjust traffic-signal timing and make other changes as needed. (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS)
Vice President and Head of Rafael’s Land and Naval Systems Division stated that “the procurement of SPIKE LR 2 by the IDF continues the long legacy of SPIKE Missile employment by the IDF and signifies the trust and appreciation the IDF holds for the performance of the SPIKE family. We are proud to contribute to Israel’s defense through our excellent systems and are happy to begin the LR 2 production with this important customer”. (TPS)
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Rabbi Meir Kahane Continued from page 33 suades the Jew to believe, that which just yesterday, he knew to be nonsense. Weakness that prepares the ground for the Jew to believe in madness, and in illusions.” For him, there was only one thing worse than illusion – self-delusion, an enterprise he feared the Jews had begun to master all too well. Rabbi Kahane possessed an innate grasp of issues large and small, and used always and only the barometer: how does it affect the Jews? It was, by all means, his single-minded purpose for being. To him, Jabotinsky and his followers were modern day Maccabees who represented a novel idea indeed – the courage to stand fi m. It was the basis, he came to believe, upon which the State of Israel needed to hang its very character. In 1924, the prolific Jewish writer Maurice Samuel, daring to call Jews a “separate and holy people,” concluded his book You Gentiles with the following: “…I console myself with the thought that if this book offends by its assertiveness, God knows that the infin te tactfulness of thousands of other Jews seems to have offended no less. Whatever we do we are damned – and I would rather be damned standing up than lying down.” Rabbi Meir Kahane, was a rabbi who was in fact damned – damned standing up, but never lying down. His writings, his speeches, and his audacious actions on behalf of his fellow Jews gave no quarter. As certain as the sunrise, his words and his deeds carried with them the assured belief that they invoked the blessings of Heaven. As the founder and leader of the Jewish Defense League, and then the Kach Movement in Israel, he was condemned, and
imprisoned, too-numerous times for his radical actions. And at other times, for his views. Yet he remained undeterred. Articulating a philosophy pregnant with moral clarity, he once wrote: “The real prisoners are the ones who walk the streets daily, knowing that they should do a certain thing, and are afraid to do it. They are serving life sentences. If a person believes in something, and does it – he is never in prison – he is always free.” Never, then, was there a freer man than Rabbi Meir Kahane. Rabbi Kahane, for two decades warned us through word and through deed, of the impending catastrophes that we would inevitably face if we chose to follow Washington, and place our trust in princes, rather than the path prescribed by Torah. The Rabbi warned us that when the fina showdown would come, the support of these “so-called friends” of Zion would, to use the language of Pierre Van Passan, “evaporate like snow on a summer day’s sun.” With the nations of the world in general, and Israel’s Arab neighbors in particular, the Rabbi understood that there would only be peace through strength. Not because they loved us, but because they could be made to respect us. Rabbi Meir Kahane was an unconventional genius. His name was, and will forever remain, synonymous with Jewish activism. Principled in purpose, he feared no fi ht. The efore it was understandable that the establishment feared his ability to capture and radicalize the hearts and minds of a generation of youth that had been left with little direction, and even less purpose. A prolific writer, his pen left a penetrating mark on the generation that was influenced by his many books and frequent articles. Few subjects were too sacred for commentary, and through
his writings he revealed and rendered an attitude heretofore considered unthinkable. Tireless, he spoke everywhere, and to everyone, and galvanized a generation of Jews that began to question its parents’ indifference to the life and death issues that he brought to the fore. The cry of “Never Again,” if ever heard before the rabbi established the Jewish Defense League, was certainly too faint. Rabbi Meir Kahane, and the Jewish Defense League, proclaimed it loudly, and proudly. And it was nothing less than a revolution in Jewish affairs. “Never Again” did not mean that never again would the Jewish people be confronted with anti-Semitism, pogroms, and worse. In the galut, that promise cannot be made, nor kept. But “Never Again” did mean, that never again would the Jews stand idly by, while the anti-Semitic beast reared its pernicious face. It was a chant – a promise – a that became the hallmark of a new Jew. It was a message that instilled a measure of fear in those who made sport of hating Jews. It was a compelling wake-up call to the Jews who had long served as their victims. And it sent a stern and menacing signal to the Jewish leaders who for too long seemed indifferent to both. Rabbi Kahane was in every sense, a unique man, a visionary. But he was more. So much more. No political visionary ever knew as much about the New York Yankees as did the rabbi; and no Yankee fan ever climbed more police barricades than did he. No biblical scholar comprehended international law as well, and certainly no international jurist ever understood the Five Books of Moses as did the venerated and often berated rabbi. Perhaps more politically astute than anyone we will ever meet, he often, nevertheless, refused to be diplomatic. You see, he understood, that one doesn’t compromise Jewish values. With one leg fully entrenched
in Israel, and the other still planted in America, the once-quiet pulpit rabbi from Howard Beach, New York reluctantly became an international celebrity. In the matter of a few short years, he came to champion Jewish causes everywhere, and in his own unique manner, left life-lasting reverberations in his wake. It was not history that created this man, but this man who helped fashion history. He would often remind us that the Jew needed to stand on two legs – the religious, and the nationalistic. Tho e who stood on only one, he argued, were crippled. And never had one man stood taller on both legs. Bold, brazen, and never bashful, Rabbi Kahane commanded the ability to engage in intellectual discourse that made even the most erudite opponent shrink before him. Or, he could shift gears effortlessly, and communicate masterfully, with the young and disenfranchised. The rabbi often addressed groups a thousand strong, and at times, spent endless hours passionately mentoring a single lost soul. Because he understood, that that one lone soul might one day himself alter the course of Jewish history. This endless passion to serve his people, coupled with the determined drive to pursue justice, was in every sense, his raison d’être. More serious than any man we have ever met, he balanced that with a wonderful sense of humor that always “humanized” the man they wanted us to see as a Jewish outcast. Often late for appointments, he was always the fi st to rush to the aid of a Jew in peril. Talented, and of brilliant mind, he was tortured by the notion of Jews suffering, whether in Manhattan, or Moscow. He feared only God. He was instrumental in disseminating the type of pride that brought many a young Jew to proudly place the knitted kippa on his head. Finding little time, or use, for sleep, the rabbi’s twenty-hour workday was never enough. Like Ze’ev Jabotinsky, a generation and a half before him, he saw things that others could not. And as was true of Jabotinsky, he was branded a “pariah” by the established Jewish world, which wanted him so much – to simply go away. Doors to the established Jew-
PAGE 39 ish institutions were regularly closed to him – sometimes, as in the case of the campus Hillels throughout the United States, they were literally, physically chained, all in the endeavor to keep him out. Yet, not surprisingly, his ideas still seeped through. The more they tried to silence him, the louder he seemed to get. And the louder he got, the more he rippled the pond. Who really appreciated this remarkable man? Ask an old Holocaust survivor, who knew too well what it meant to be forgotten by American Jewry, while European Jewry burned in fl mes. Ask the frightened American Jew, living alone in a once Jewish neighborhood, fearful of the anti-Semitism that he felt every day. Ask the Jewish settler in holy Hevron – resting-place of our forefathers - deserted by his own Israeli government, while surrounded by a marauding pack of wolves. Ask the more than a quarter of a million Russian Jews, prisoners of a totalitarian Soviet regime for over fift years, who had their fate, their future, and their freedom tied to the radical rabbi – a rabbi who was willing to go to jail, for them. Rare indeed was the man who was willing to shake heaven and earth and sacrifice almost all for his fellow man. Unwilling to compromise the truth, and bereft of any concern for political correctness or conventional expectations, Rabbi Meir Kahane taught us that the life in one’s years is infin tely more important than the years in one’s life. Felled by a murderous assassin’s bullet in New York in November 1990, he is now gone. The loss of one great man, and our world will never be the same. It is no doubt the most important thing that the rabbi would ever teach – that one person, could indeed, be the difference. How different our world would have been had Rabbi Meir Kahane decided that the pain and suffering of the Jews everywhere was not his pain. Or if he had not stood in opposition to the ongoing Jewish retreat from the territories liberated in the 1967 Six Day War, an event that should have instead ushered in the age of redemption. Or, had he simply accepted that these things were sometimes better left alone. God knows, our Jewish leaders said it was so. Without the rabbi, we
mournfully lack the vocal and vociferous outcry against the perfidious and misbegotten peace process. More importantly, we shall forever miss the fury of the same noble rabbi, not here today to lead the voices of reason, and demonstrate in angry protest against the road map to madness. Tragically, it seems that we really didn’t deserve him, and must now fend for ourselves. The message of Rabbi Meir Kahane is still quite clear today. And for the Jewish people wandering seemingly leaderless in a desert of our own creation, he is needed more than ever before. We stand today at the moment of truth, called on to muster the courage to break with illusion and foolishness. We stand today a moment that find us still masters of our own fate, having learned from that noble rabbi that much can be accomplished through dedication, and the faith and the fi ht of the few against the many. His legacy should not to be misunderstood, nor left to the historians who so often rewrite it. The message is as clear as it is powerfully poignant: If we march forward with the courage that is called for, guided by Torah and unencumbered by the need to appease unappeasable opponents, then future generations will indeed bless us. If, on the other hand, we equivocate and vacillate, misled by a fearful and faint-hearted temperament while our fate and that of our brethren in Israel and elsewhere still hang in the balance, we shall forever regret the moment of truth when we might have achieved glory, and were found wanting. Yet tragically, at a pivotal moment of Jewish history, with Israel still under siege, we remain leaderless. The struggle continues. And it continues without the voice, or the hand, of the most noble Jew of our generation. And, it seems so much harder today to say: “Od lo avda tikvateynu.” Th t “our hope is not yet lost.” Meir Jolovitz is a past national executive director of the Zionist Organization of America, and formerly associated with the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies. He served also as national chairman of the Jewish Defense League.
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
No dinner would be complete without the lar- pressed concern over UNESCO's anti-Israel bias army brigades. Weintraub announced that a regesse of Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. Monday and seemed pleased that she had helped elect a cord-breaking $35 million had been raised; I am ly death of the great Yonatan Netanyahu. Ofer evening was Miriam's birthday and she wore a President that will withdraw from the organiza- confide t the Adelsons will throw in a couple of humbly insisted he was not a hero but was simply beautiful dress designed by an unknown Israe- tion. Tonight she and Sheldon joyfully donated million more akin to their increased contribution doing what he had trained for. Ofer recounted li-typical of the understated Miriam. Miriam ex- $7 million and requested to adopt additional last year. participating in many covert missions that were signific ntly more dangerous than Entebbe referring to Entebbe as "the tip of the public iceberg" in terms of audacity. Ofer said Entebbe sent a message to the world that the Israeli state will protect Jews all around the globe. The e moving accounts were a perfect segue into the fundraising portion of the evening with Peter Weintraub pleading with the audience to be "short on orations but big on donations." The e were so many generous donors with the Genesis philanthropy group, Masa Yisraeli, Nefesh B' Nefesh, and FIDF National Vice President Marc Perlman each pledging $1 million. Moreover, there were a number of anonymous donors who gave over $1 million each; with Adiv Baruch pledging $2 million. Larry Hochberg, Co-Founder and Chairman of FELNET is an international philanthropist who has been involved in numerous initiatives supporting Israel throughout Europe and the United States. Hochberg donated (From left, center) FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; FIDF National Chairman Arthur Stark; outgoing Israeli Air Force (IAF) $100,000 this evening with little fanfare. chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; and FIDF National President Rabbi Peter Weintraub with Israeli soldiers. (Photo credit: Shahar Azran) Continued from page 27
Chick and Shelley Paradis, Batsheva Halpern and Dr. Aviva Bojko (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)
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Ronen and Danny Shapira, Arthur Stark and Major Klifi Amir (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)
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Danny Shapira and writer and photographer Lieba Nesis
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
5 Fabulous Museums to Experience History First Hand Understanding thousands of years of history is so much more fun when you get into costume and try working and eating as the ancients did By: Abigail Klein Leichman
useums show you things, and sometimes let you handle things, which demonstrate a certain subject or era. Living history museums, on the other hand, invite you to immerse yourself in a recreation of a certain time and place with the help of costumed guides and interactive experiences in an authentic setting. It’s the closest thing to getting in a time machine and going backwards. Next time you’re touring Israel, especially with children, consider putting one of these living history museums on your itinerary.
2. Ein Yael
Ein Yael living museum is a former archeological site across the valley from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, dedicated to conserving ancient crafts found during digs here. Mostly it’s open by reservation. During the summer and school holidays, it features festivals and a recreated ancient Roman street fille with craftsm n demonstrating arts of ancient times. The e’s an animal corner with donkeys and goats, and workshops in wool weaving, basket weaving, mosaics, pan flutes and more. Groups of up to 30 people can arrange a private tour and two workshops, suitable for young children to adults. Information: 972-(0)2-645-1866.
umes of the Talmud. Ancient Katzrin Park brings visitors back to these times in a restored Talmudic village experience built on actual archeological ruins. Actors and actresses in period dress lead you through typical activities of the times, including music, cooking, pottery, grape-stomping and olive-oil making using an authentic press. Tour an ancient synagogue and recreated homes, and watch a movie explaining the compila-
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Camel rides at Genesis Land. Photo via Facebook
Baking pita at Kfar Kedem. Photo: courtesy
tion of the Talmud. Information: English can be arranged in ad972-(0)4-696-2412, museum- vance at this unique biblical email@example.com nature reserve in the Ben Shemen Forest between Jerusalem
4. Kfar Kedem
Located at Hoshaya, a Jewish community near Nazareth and Zippori (Sepphoris), Kfar Kedem involves visitors in recreating an3. Ancient cient day-to-day life in the Lower Katzrin Park Galilee. Dressed in biblical garb, Katzrin is the unofficia capital you’ll ride the rolling hills on a of the Golan Heights. Here and donkey, thresh grain and bake in the nearby Galilee, fi st-mil- pita bread, milk goats and make lennium scholars lived and be- cheese, spin wool, press oil from gan compiling Jewish oral laws olives and juice from grapes. The experience ends with a and traditions into the many volrustic kosher meal inside a typical shepherd’s tent. The e are Living history museums, year-round and seasonal activities for individuals and groups, on the other hand, and the venue also can be booked invite you to immerse for group events of up to 250 yourself in a recreation guests. Information: info@kfarof a certain time and kedem.co.il, 972-(0)4-656-5511 place with the help of
and Tel Aviv. Along the way are hands-on stations where participants can crush olives, thresh grain and perform other agri-
cultural tasks as they were done in biblical times. Information: 972-(0)8-977-0770. (ISRAEL 21C)
Tour a reconstructed Talmudic village at Ancient Katzrin Park. Photo via Facebook
1. Genesis Land
Genesis Land is situated in the Judean desert on the way to the Dead Sea. As its name suggests, this venue offers a guided biblical experience to visitors – while dressed in period costume — that includes a camel ride to “Abraham’s tent,” fresh pita baking, shepherding, mosaic making, drumming, pottery, scribal arts and other hands-on workshops as well as authentic kosher meals served in a tent. You can reserve a spot for overnight desert camping, guided jeep rides and camel treks, or book the site for an event. Information: 972-(0)2-997-4477
costumed guides and interactive experiences in an authentic setting.
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Late-afternoon guided tours for individuals and groups in
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare Would cover cost of subsidies to insurers for 2 years, but passage in Congress uncertain By: Dennis Thompson
re Americans enrolled in Obamacare health plans -- threatened by recent Trump Administration moves -- being thrown a lifeline? Last Tuesday, two prominent Senators -- Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) -- announced a bipartisan proposal that would fund vital subsidies for insurers participating in Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs. Last Friday, President Donald Trump said he planned to sign an executive order that would eliminate those subsidies, known as cost-sharing reductions. The e subsidies help insurers defray medical costs for low-income Americans enrolled in ACA plans. However, the Alexander-Murray deal -- if approved by Congress -- would cover the cost of those subsidies for two years, offering short-term assurances to insurers, The New York Times reported. The move might even have the president's support: Alexander said Trump had encouraged him to work on the deal with Murray, the Times said. Still, the deal's passage is far from sure, because it would need the support of conservative Republican lawmakers in the House. Many have said they view such a move
as a bailout for insurance companies, the Times said. The latest news continues the roller coaster ride many Obamacare benefici ries may feel they have been on as political battles over the program continue. Last Friday, Trump signaled that he would issue an executive order killing the subsidies, weakening the ACA. "The government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments," the White House said in a statement, adding that, "Congress needs to repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare law and provide real relief to the American people." Trump's announcement came just hours after he signed an executive order that allows small businesses to band together and buy health insurance that fl uts ACA regulations. Experts believe that's another move that could cripple Obamacare, allowing healthier enrollees to fle to cheaper but skimpier plans. Speaking last week, Trump said the move will promote health care choice and competition. "You'll get such low prices for such great care," he said just prior to signing the executive order, CBS News reported. But opponents say the order will undermine coverage offered to millions enrolled in the ACA. Together, the two moves
could be death blows to Obamacare unless a move such as that proposed by Alexander and Murray is approved. All of this comes after Trump was unsuccessful multiple times in getting the program repealed via Congress. In a joint statement issued Thursday, the top Democrats in Congress, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, said Mr. Trump had "apparently decided to punish the American people for his inability to improve our health care system," the Times reported. "It is a spiteful act of vast, pointless sabotage leveled at working families and the middle class in every corner of America," they said. "Make no mistake about it, Trump will try to blame the Affordable Care Act, but this will fall on his back and he will pay the price for it." But House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, supported Trump's decision. According to the Times, he said the Obama administration had overridden Congressional authority by paying the subsidies in the fi st place. "Under our Constitution," Mr. Ryan said, "the power of the purse belongs to Congress, not the executive branch." Moves to undermine or protect Obamacare come less than three weeks before the Nov. 1 start to the open enrollment
Landmark Israeli Cancer Treatment Approved by FDA By: Yona Schnitzer
ess than two months after being acquired by Pharmaceutical giant Gilead for $12B, Israel-based biotech company Kite Pharma obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a cancer treatment drug they have been developing last Wednesday. The drug, called YESCARTA, is aimed at treatment of certain types of blood cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. What Yescarta does is utilize white blood T-cells and ‘reprograms’ them to fight cancer cells. A single treatment with this drug will cost $373,000 in the US currency and speculation abounds that it could generate hundreds of millions in sales. According to Reuters, and was reported by the JPost, the price of Yescarta is set below that of comparable treatments, as Novartis AG’s gene therapy costs $475,000. The Novartis gene therapy, given the regulatory nod in August, is administered to attack child leukemia. The high price of the drugs, called CAR-Ts, may set off a debate about the bioethical implications of making life-saving pharmaceuticals unaffordable. The JPost report also indicated that “what distinguishes the Israeli-owned drug from
“The FDA approval of Yescarta is a landmark for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma,” said Dr. Arie Belldegrun, founder of Israelbased Kite Pharma.
other pharmaceuticals is that each dose offers a personalized treatment, made directly from the patient’s own immune system to fi ht the lymphoma. Called immunotherapy, the patient’s infection-fi hting T-cells are extracted and genetically engineered with a new gene to pinpoint and kill the lymphoma cells. After the cells are modifie , they are infused back into the patient, where they patrol for years.” “The FDA approval of Yescarta is a landmark for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. This approval would not have been possible without the courageous commitment of patients and clinicians, as well as the ongoing dedication of Kite’s employees,”
said Dr. Arie Belldegrun, founder of Kite. “Today is an important day for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma who have run out of options and have been waiting for new treatments that may help them in their fi ht against cancer,” said John Milligan, President and Chief Executive Offic of Gilead Sciences. “With the combined innovation, talent and drive of the Kite and Gilead teams, we will rapidly advance cell therapy research and aim to bring new options to patients with many other types of cancer.” “Today marks another milestone in the development of a whole new scientific paradigm for the treatment of serious diseases. In just several decades, gene therapy has gone from being a promising concept to a practical solution to deadly and largely untreatable forms of cancer,” said Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a statement. The treatment was fi st developed at the National Cancer Institute, led by Dr. Steven Rosenberg, who signed an agreement with Kite Pharma in 2012. Kite helped fund the research process, in return for receiving patent royalties. Approval of the treatment has led to a four percent spike in Gilead stock. (TPS & UWI)
The Alexander-Murray deal -- if approved by Congress -- would cover the cost of those subsidies for two years, offering shortterm assurances to insurers, The New York Times reported.
sign-up season for the program. It's unclear whether any new rule changes could be ready for implementation within that timeframe, experts said. Larry Levitt, Kaiser Family Foundation's senior vice president, told the Washington Post that Trump's order to expand
health plan options outside of the ACA could do serious damage. "If there's a lot of hoopla around new options that may be available soon, it could be one more thing that discourages enrollment [in the ACA]," he said. Trump's directive expands
cross-state access to association health plans, which allow small businesses and trade groups to partner up and purchase health insurance. Employers also get wider leeway in using pre-tax dollars to cover workers' health expenses, avoiding rules imposed by the ACA. Under the new rules, association health plans will also be exempt from certain ACA rules, such as requirements that they cover standard benefits like prescription drug coverage. Th y also could be subject to limits on annual and lifetime costs, and people with preexisting conditions could be charged more for their coverage. The Trump administration rule also eliminates restrictions on short-term health insurance plans, which offer limited benefits and are intended as a stopgap between jobs. Under the Obama administration, such short-term plans could not last more than three months, but Trump plans to extend that duration to nearly a year. Critics of the White House's latest move against the ACA include state insurance commissioners, health care policy experts, and many within the health insurance industry. Th y argue that the order will lead to the creation of a "shadow" health insurance system that competes directly against the ACA marketplaces, offerSee Bipartisan Deal Could , page 37
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Notice of formation of SIGMA ACCOUNTANTS & ADVISORS LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/25/2017. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Sigma Accountants & Advisors LLC, 168 79th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of formation of JOCELYN DREW CREATIVE, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/11/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jocelyn Drew, 419 West 129th Street, Suite 68, New York, NY 10027. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of formation of TWO EIGHT ZERO, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/12/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Formation of HFTGK, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael S. Arlein, Esq., c/o Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 1133 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of A+E Service Company II LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/27/17. 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. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of VIABLEMKTS LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/16/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/13/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 108 W. 13th 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. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of DSD2 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 4/17/09. 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. NJ address of LLC: 291 Evans Way, Branchburg, NJ 08876. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with NJ Secy of State, 33 W. State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Formation of 199 West 10 Realty Owner LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/17. 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. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Formation of NY-CT Lender LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/28/17. 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. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of KLKR HEALTH SOLUTIONS LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/17. Oﬃce location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/07/15. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 286 Flushing Ave., Fl. 3, Brooklyn, NY 11205. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: August Kluger at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CBTS Technology Solutions LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/3/1987. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 221 East Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. DE address of LLC: 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [10/27-12/1]
Notice of formation of ENDA MAC NALLY, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/19/2017. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/20-11/24]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of NINE ORCHARD MASTER TENANT, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/29/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: c/o DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, LLC, 1123 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: .Any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24]
Notice of Formation of METRO PH GARDEN CITY PARK, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24]
Notice of Formation of Mai Beaute, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/29/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mai Beaute, LLC, 2934 Newtown Ave, 4C, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activities. [10/20-11/24]
Notice of Formation of ERP Management Associates LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/6/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 641 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24]
Notice of Formation of 41 Newel Management LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/10/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/2011/24]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of THE CAR PARK OF NEW YORK, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/5/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/20-11/24]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Beacon Risk Strategies, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/2/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 5/6/04. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. NC address of LLC: c/o AmWINS Group Inc., 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Ste 600, Charlotte, NC 28210. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with NC Secy of State, 2 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/2011/24]
Notice of formation for MACKRELMINT FOR KIDS, LLC. Arts of Org ﬁled with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Oﬃce: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Iris Rose, 619 East 5th Street, Apt. 20, New York, NY 10009. Purpose: Any legal activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Formation of Emergent Cold Co-Invest, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 400 Madison Ave, Ste 11A, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Getinge Group Logistics Americas, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/8/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 521 Fifth Avenue CoWorking LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/22/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 44 Wall Street CoWorking LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/22/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Patrinely Group, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/28/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 5/13/1998. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. TX address of LLC: 1980 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 1600, Houston, TX 77056. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with TX Secy. of State, PO Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711-3697. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BRIGADE CAPITAL CLO MANAGEMENT LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/25/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/22/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 399 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Aaron Daniels at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of formation for MEDRITE MYRTLE LLC. Arts of Org ﬁled with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 3/13/17. Oﬃce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mark J. Nussbaum, Esq., 225 Broadway – 39th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Purpose: Any legal activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 1151 THIRD AVENUE ASSOCIATES LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/28/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/27/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10001. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with State of DE, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Formation of 410 West End Avenue Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o LTN Capital Group, Inc., 18 East 17th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10003, Attn: Michelle Goldstein. Purpose: any lawful activities. [10/1311/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Hyphen Hyphen LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/1/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Talk Later LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SunPower NY CDG 1, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
PAGE 46 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]
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]
The Jewish Voice 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 AGENT3 LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 10/1/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CA address of LLC: 100 Montgomery St, Ste 1202, San Francisco, CA 94104. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BMS Cat of New Jersey, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 8/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. TX address of LLC: 5718 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with TX Secy of State, James Earl Rudder Oﬃce Bldg, 1019 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SECURE-24, LLC. The ﬁctitious name is: SECURE-24 DELAWARE, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/14/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/21/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of Formation of G&J DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/13/17. Oﬃce location: Kings County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 75 Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roseland, NJ 07068. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Fred Diehl Soriano Henkel Biehl Matthews at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Real estate development. [9/2911/3]
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]
OCTOBER 27, 2017
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund III L.P. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Safkhet Capital Investors LP. App. for Auth. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LP: c/o Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP ﬁled DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of 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 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 MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS PARALLEL FUND, L.P. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/08/17. Princ. oﬃce of LP: 40 Wall St., NY, NY 10005. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: Andrew Kotliar at the princ. oﬃce of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP ﬁled with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Masterpiece International Limited, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/8/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HOST LOGISTICS, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/11/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Virginia (VA) on 8/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. VA address of LLC: 4701 Cox Rd, Ste 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with VA Secy of State, 1111 E Broad St, Fl. 4, Richmond, VA 23219. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of COWBIRD CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 World Trade Center, Fl. 85, NY, NY 10007. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Formation of DCP AMERICA LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Formation of GUTS NYC, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/2017. Oﬃce Location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 515 E 5th St, 3A, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/2210/27]
Notice of 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 Management LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GSO Capital Solutions Fund III LP. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Feeder Fund III LP. App. for Auth. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 2/24/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. CI address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, 190 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9001, CI. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP ﬁled Registrar of LPs, Citrus Grove Bldg., Ground Fl., Goring Ave., Georgetown, Grand Cayman KY19000, CI. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Noa Properties LLC. Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/31/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Noa Properties LLC, c/o Moroccanoil, 750 Lexington Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: Allan Weizmann. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. ﬁled with the Jeﬀrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Formation of Wonderguts, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/31/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: eResidentAgent, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the Registered Agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Formation of S DOWN BELOW LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 390 Broom St., 1st Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
Notice of Formation of PROJECT ACTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 185 Varick St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]
OCTOBER 27, 2017 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 MANAGEMENT LP. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES LP. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES GP LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT GP LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners L.P. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware, Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]
The Jewish Voice 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 Qualiﬁcation of QUALITY HUTS EAST LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 477 Madison Ave, Ste 520, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ECC Insurance Brokers, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 1/1/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. IL address of LLC: 1 Tower Ln., Ste 2850, Oakbrook Terr, IL 60181. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with IL Secy of State, 501 S 2nd St, Rm 350, Springﬁeld, IL 62756. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]
Notice of Formation of TFinn & Co. JPM LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of STONEPEAK CLAREMONT (CO-INVEST) HOLDINGS LP. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/8/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]
45-57 DAVIS STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 03/17/17. Oﬃce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o The Vorea Group LLC, 184 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/8-10/13]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/20/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/28/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]
PAGE 47 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
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]
lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]
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 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]
OCTOBER 27, 2017
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY LAND FOR SALE IN LAKEWOOD, NJ.
RE-OPENING 6 OLD OIL
On Prospect St. 4.02 acres. $4,750,000. Also, 8.46 acres, $10 million.
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.
WELLS IN WEST TEXAS.
Call 848-245-6822 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
Call Lou 570-829-7768 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
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
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
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
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.
HARD MONEY LOANS AVAILABLE FOR INVESTORS. 60% LTV. Call 718-825-4086
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
WE PROVIDE FRESH CUT BG, SBLC AND LOAN. WE HAVE A GENUINE PROVIDER FOR FRESH CUT BG AND SBLC AND 3% APR LOAN WHICH ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR LEASE. OUR BANK INSTRUMENT CAN BE ENGAGED IN PPP TRADING, DISCOUNTING, AND SIGNATURE PROJECT(S) SUCH AS AVIATION, AGRICULTURE, PETROLEUM, REAL ESTATE AND E.T.C. OUR LEASING PRICE IS 6+2 AND OUR ISSUING BANKS ARE HSBC LONDON OR BARCLAYS BANK LONDON. OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE REASONABLE AS OUR PROVIDER IS READY TO SEND RWA OR SWIFT M799 BEFORE WE PROCEED. KINDLY CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VIA EMAIL: BGCONSULTANT@OUTLOOK.COM
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JOBS & SERVICES D & H CLEANING SERVICES AND REPAIRS LLC. Our services
BROADWAY COMPUTERS. 516-654-9210 We do it all from training to repairs. Learn to use PC’s
include repairs, renovations,
& 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
Starting at $199. We Repairs TV’s.
NURSING ASSISTANT. Days, Evenings or Overnights. Speaks English. Car Available. Excellent References. Hollywood, Florida only. Call 215-840-0346
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
JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/ BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960
Maintenance & Control Wireless Networking Laptop
Call Us @ 516-259-1810 Visit Us At 588 Broadway, Massapequa LM1117 HELP WANTED
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 part time every other weekend 7AM-3PM shift & CNA’s- all shifts. Call 845878-3241 or Fax Resume Attn: Brenda or Patricia to 845-878-7318 LM1201 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSECLEANING SERVICES/ PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. HOUSECLEANING/ EUROPEAN AVAILABLE. Houses, Apartments, Condos, Oﬃces. Laundry/ Ironing. Quality work, always same person takes care of your home at the time you need it. I am not an agency. Putnam & Westchester County only. Call Georgina 845-200-5713 LM1201 HOME CLEAN HOME. Residential and Commercial services in Long Island. Our staﬀ is very professional, courteous, detail-oriented, thorough & trustworthy. We take pride in what we do. 631-566-2741 LM1201 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 LM1201
HEALTH / SOCIAL 9930 SERVICES IN-HOME COMPUTER OR WIRELESS REPAIR & INSTALLATION. Any computer problem, we come to you. 10% discount with ad. Pierre 678-898-1259 LM1201 HONEST, RELIABLE & TRUSTWORTHY FEMALE with 10 years experience seeks position taking care of the elderly in your home. Call Andria at 914-646-6086 LM1117 IN-HOME CARE/ COMPANION AVAILABLE. Days/ Overnights. References for Certiﬁed HHA/ PCA. Responsible, compassionate & enjoys cooking. Fluent in English. Swedish background. Speciality- Geriatrics & Assist ADL/ Yoga. Call Brigit 516-417-4797 LM1013 FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS HOME CARE. Providing high quality home care to seniors in Westchester & Putnam County. To ensure your safety and security our caregivers are nationally background checked, reference checked, drug tested, insured and bonded. Hourly, live-in or liveout. Transport available. 914860-5312/ 845-490-3325 LM1201
CNA POSITION WANTED. I have over 10 years experience. Live-in or liveout. Day or evening hours. I am hard-working. Excellent references. Florida only. Call 305-697-1196 LM0929 I am looking for Live-In or Live-Out CNA position. I’m available 5 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0922
LOST 3 YEAR OLD GRAY SIAMESE CAT. Vicinity of Ridgebury Rd./ Shadow Lake Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Missing since 6/5. His name is Mr. Kai. Reward $1,000. Call 203-743-9434 LM0804
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
PRIVATE HOME TUTORING SVCS. Tutoring in your home or library. COMMON CORE: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Chemistry. 718526-5219 or 917-432-7902 JP1110
**ALL Subjects 1-on-1 Tutor** Grades K-12, Specialize in Math & Essay writing. Intensive Prep for Specialized Science High School Entrance Exam, SAT, & HS Regents Exam available. Email: ALL. As.Tutor.NYC@gmail.com
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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
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
Professional Experienced Electrician, will take care of any of your electric needs. Call 347-255-7151 JP1020 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 TREE OF LIFE. ALLEN THE TREE SURGEON. Removals. Pruning. Planting. Storm Damage. Chipper Service. Landscaping. Strap Metal. Snow Removal. 845-401-8411 LM0929
ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott Fox- Owner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@ yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
COMPUTER REPAIR 9033 IN-HOME COMPUTER OR WIRELESS REPAIR & INSTALLATION. Any computer problem, we come to you. 10% Discount with this ad. Pierre 678-898-1259 LM1201
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
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
garage, park-like backyard,
$5,400 per month. Call Owner 347-645-6986
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT
WE BUY AND SELL GOLD, SILVER, STERLING PIECES, BULLION AND COLLECTIBLE COINS. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. CALL 646-379-3566 Eli@USCoinSpot.com *Meetings by Appointment Only. JP1006
Best Offer. Call 802-767-3311 LM1006
OUT OF STATE
TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY, NJ. For Sale, user/ investor
month includes all except for
opportunity, 9,000 sq ft Commercial building on 1.74
5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819
acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multi-
purpose building, drive-in
3060 EAST TREMONT AVE:
doors, great for all type
STORE FOR RENT. Top retail
contractors. Traffic counts
location, high pedestrian
over 44,000 cars per day.
traffic, 3000sf, can be divided.
For details: Rafi- 718-364-
732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916
1400 or 347-495-0614
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for
Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting
AVE W/ EAST 18 ST. 2 rooms,
area. $600 + utilities. Call
bath, enclosed porch, cooking
Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812
NEW YORK STATE
facilities. 2nd ﬂoor back. Private entrance. $1,150. Call 347-576-3262
property. Just outside the Adirondack Park. $110,000 Or
electric. Leave message 9AM-
Serious Singers, Groups needed for Record Deal and Possible Tour. Call Jack 516-897-9706 LM0825
ISUZU 18FT NQR. Pull Out Walk Board, 190K Miles. 914-403-7142 LM1020
West on 11B, Property is on Spalding Road. Power on the
hospital. Suit to fit. $1,600 per
MALONE, NY. 103 Acres for Sale in the Country. 10 Miles
HONDA CIVIC LX 2013. Silver 4 door, 63,000 miles, good condition. Runs like new! Nothing wrong, 4 cylinders, auto, rear view camera, blue tooth hands free phone, cruise control, security system. $9,900. For Sale By Owner. Call 845-499-9293
hardwood floors, fin bsmt.
courthouse, JFK Airport &
NEW YORK STATE
4 balconies, granite kitchen,
RENT. Corner space. Near
ESTATES. Large 1 family
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE
house, 5BR +, 4 baths, 2 car
RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR
PIANO FOR SALE. Baldwin Walnut Finish. Mint Condition. Table Top Piano with Seat. $1,250 or best offer. 914-243-0620 LM0901
ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FEMALE, 70, Widowed, Retired Math Teacher, Seeks Jewish Male, Widower, 67-75, College-Educated, for a Long Term Relationship. Call 718-763-8919 LM0915
QUEENS HOUSE 3030 FOR RENT
PEEKSKILL LAWYER’S OFFICE
SEAGATE. 5 Room Apt, 2nd
FOR RENT. Busy intersection,
Floor, Renovated 1 year ago,
Artist District. No smoking, no
new appliances. $1,900. Call
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 THROGS NECK TRANQUILITY. Steps from City Island Sound & Pelham Park. 2 family (2,100 sq ft total.) Patio, backyard, shed. Great investment property. $475,000. By appt only. Call Joanne at Hidalgo & Sons R.E. 917-232-8616 LM0915
HOMECREST- 1418 AVE T.
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
NANUET. Unfurnished Home. 3 bedrooms, 2baths, Just Painted. Family Room, deck, shed, appliances. $2,950/ month. Call Owner 845-623-2224/ 845-598-5345 LM0915
EAST QUOGUE. 5BR, 3.5 baths. Large pool, hot-tub, A/C, secluded, gated. 8/28-9/4, $8,000. 917-9418117 Jsmitheq@aol.com
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.
CALL MOR 347-419-7334
East 34th St./ I & J
FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY Spacious Lakefront With Water Views Single Family 5 Bdrms – 2 Master Bdrms w/Sep Bths, 4.5 Bths All, LR, DR, Gourmet Kit, 3 Car Gar, Huge Lake w/Endless Boating & Fishing, Private Boat Dock Can Be Built
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204
2 Family Attached BRICK. Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex. 3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510......................$889,000
MARINERS HARBOR. 2BR apt. Completely Renovated with Waterview. 7 Minutes from the Ferry. $1,550/ Month. 1 Month Sec. + 1 Month Rent + 1 Month Broker Fee. Contact Agent Marisol Ortiz 347-678-3386
BROOKLYN OFFICE FOR RENT
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
GRAVESEND OFFICE FOR
Semi attached 1 family
OUT OF STATE
RENT. Newly Renovated.
6.5 room 3 Bedrooms,
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
$2,500/ Month. Call Lana
BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900
Mill Basin Exclusive:
2 Bath duplex. Full ﬁnished basement. Parking..ASKING $569,000
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
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
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
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
HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
SHEEPSHEAD BAY. 2 Family Brick Semi-Detached with private parking. 1st apartment- huge 1 bedroom. 2nd apartmentduplex, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fasino Lighthouse Real Estate 929-363-4122
PARK SLOPE. 13 St/ 6th Ave. 3 fam brownstone + bsmt. 2BR each apt. Over $9,200 income/ month. Broker Lazar 917-5534553 email@example.com
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REAL ESTATE BROOKLYN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
FOR SALE BY OWNER 1060
CONEY ISLAND. 4 family investment property. Rent roll- $87,000 yearly. Asking $949,000. Fasino Lighthouse R.E. 929-363-4122 LM1124
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
WADING RIVER. Unique North Shore Chalet. Charming home, 3BR, 2 baths. Walk to beach, exclusive restaurant & state park. $369,999. 405-923-4887 LM1201 SOUND BEACH. Soon to be discovered North Shore Hamlet 2BR Cottage, ½ acre, 1 block to beach. $259K. 631-509-0484 LM1013
NY STATE HOUSE FOR RENT
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
Fishkill, Townhouse, Deer Crossing 1br, 2b 1,365sqft, built 1992, 50-unit dev, end unit, on cul de sac, c/a, gas ht, LR, DR, Den, Laundry Rm, Gar, refrig, d/w, range. New roof, eff. hvac (2009), cath ceil in LR, Den dbls as gst BR next to full BR,lLoft w/skylt and adj strg. rm, lg Mstr BR - 2 (1 walk-in) CA closets, access to clubhse & pool. Beautifully landscaped-woods behind All-glass sunroom. $279,900. See Zillow for addl pics.914.841.3237
OUT OF STATE
MOUNT ARARAT. East
POMPANO BEACH FL - Atlantic Blvd, Briny Ave.
Farmingdale. Section 68, Range D, Plot 1, 2, 3 & 4. Great location. Photos available. Reduced to $20,000 for all 4 graves. Call 516-241-0915 LM1103
BETH DAVID CEMETERY. 7 Graves in Section G-1, Plot 67. $3,000 Each. 1 Row of 3, 1
BRICK. 4BR, 2 baths, 2122 sq ft, dishwasher, family room, fenced yard, fireplace, gas heat, hardwood floors, living room, off-street parking, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, vaulted ceilings. $304,900. 732-513-2333 LM1124 MONROE, CT. Privacy, Breathtaking Lake Views from Floor to Ceiling Windows. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 3 Acres. Lake Rights. $419,000. For appointment or additional information, Call Michael Porzio 203-858-1914 LM1013
PLOTS FOR SALE
Row of 4. Willing To Split. Call 781-275-0726
2BR, 2BA, 2nd ﬂr, corner unit. Sm bldg, balcony remodeled, newly painted & low maint fee. Brokers protected. S659,000. Rent min 4 mos; $18,000 + sec. 203-610-1868 LM0929
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WE ACCEPT ALL MAKES & MODELS FOR SERVICE BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
PER MO/ 24 MOS LEASE
6 Speed, 4 Cyl, P/S, P/L, A/C and Much More! MSRP $19,050. VIN#1FHL237987. $5,789 Due at Inception Inc: $5,065 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, Title & MV fees addt’l. Inc $4,750 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 9/30/17.
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200A Package, 6Spd Automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, and More! MSRP $24,865, VIN#3FJR112732. Due at inception $5,739 inc: $4995 down payment, $645 bank fee & 1st month payment, $0 security deposit. Tax, title & MV fees add’l. Inc $3,750 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 9/30/17.
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3.7L V6 Coupe, Automatic, P/S, ABS, A/C and More! MSRP $27,535 VIN#1FH5304523. $5,769 Due at inception incl: $4,995 down payment, $645 bank fee, & 1st month payment, $0 security deposit. Tax, title & MV fees add’l. Inc; $2000 Ford Factory Rebate & $500 Conquest Cash (if qualiﬁed). Expires 9/30/17.
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With Tier 1 credit; at $16.67 p/mo per thousand ﬁnanced; on select new vehicles in lieu of Ford rebates; Not all buyers will qualify. Add tax, tags & DMV fees. See dealer.
PRE-OWNED VEHICLES STARTING AT
BRAND NEW 2017 FORD
ESCAPE SE 4X4
2012 SUZUKI KIZASHI
5995* 2010 FORD FUSION SE $6 995* 2014 MITSUBISHI LANCER $7 995* 2012 CHRYSLER 300 SEDAN $9 995* 2014 FORD FOCUS $9 999* 2014 FORD ESCAPE SE 4X4 $11 995*
6-Speed Auto, 1.5L Ecoboost Engine, P/S, ABS, A/C, Sirius/XM, Equipment Group 200A & Much More! MSRP $28,290. VIN#1FHUE61635. $6,479 Due at Inception Inc: $5,695 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, title & MV fees addt’l. Inc: $4,000 Ford Factory Rebate & $1,000 Conquest Cash (if qualiﬁed). Expires 9/30/17.
4 Cyl, 6 Speed, P/S, ABS Brakes, A/C, Cruise. 62K Mi. Stk#2429F. ......................... Buy For 4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Pwr/Wind/Lks. 63K Mi. Stk#2411F. ......................... Buy For
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V6 Engine, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Full Power. 68K Mi. Stk#2438F. ......................... Buy For
Auto, A/C, P/S, P/B, Red, 40K Mi, Stk#2206F .......................... Buy For
4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Pwr/Wind/Lks. 70K Mi. Stk#2401F. ...................... Buy For
2011 LINCOLN TOWN CAR EXECUTIVE 1 Owner, Black, Limo Pkg, V8, Auto, Lthr, A/C. 71K Mi. Stk#2389F. Buy For
2016 FORD FOCUS SE
Auto, A/C, Red, Lthr, Hatchback, 25K Mi, Stk#2338F ......................Buy For
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2.0L EcoBoost Engine, 100A Package, Automatic, A/C, P/S, P/B and More! MSRP $31,535 VIN#2FHBB33477 $6,809 Due at inception incl: $5,995 down payment, $645 bank fee, & 1st month payment, $0 security deposit. Tax, title & MV fees add’l. Inc; $3,500 Ford Factory Rebate & $1,500 Conquest Cash (if qualiﬁed). Expires 9/30/17.
17 977* 2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5 4X4 DOUBLE CAB $20 995* 2016 SUBARU CROSSTREK LTD AWD $22 995* 2014 JEEP GR CHEROKEE LTD 4X4 $23995* 2016 FORD EXPLORER 4X4 $26 999* Auto, Nav, Lthr, S/Roof, Red, 34K Mi, Stk#1410 ....................... Buy For
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6-Speed Auto, 4 Cyl, P/S, ABS, A/C, Sirius/XM, Equipment Group 100A & Much More! MSRP $35,070. VIN#1FHGC74017. $7,623 Due at Inception Inc: $6,799 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, title & MV fees addt’l. Inc: $4,750 Ford Factory Rebate & $1,000 Conquest Cash (if qualiﬁed). Expires 9/30/17.
Auto, V8, A/C, P/S, ABS Brakes, Pwr/Win/Lks. 39K Mi. Stk#2404. ........................ Buy For
4 Cyl, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Leather, Power. 16K Mi. Stk#2437F. .................... Buy For
V6, Auto, P/S, ABS, A/C, Leather, Power. 36K Mi. Stk#2424F. .....................Buy For
Auto, Lthr, Nav, S/Roof, Green, 59K Mi, Stk #2099F .......................Buy For
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5.0L, V8 Automatic, 18” Chrome Wheels, P/S, P/L, A/C and Much More! MSRP $52,045 VIN#1FHFA17729 $6,349 Due at Inception Inc: $5,495 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee & 1st Month’s Payment, $0 Security Deposit. Tax, Title & MV add’l. Inc $4,250 Ford Factory Rebate. Expires 9/30/17
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY WE SERVICE ALL FORD & LINCOLN/MERCURY VEHICLES NO MATTER WHERE YOU PURCHASED IT!
*†Prices/Payments include all costs to consumer except tax, title & DMV fees which are additional & may be payable upon signing. Closed end leases based on terms above & subject to Tier 1 credit approval thru primary lender. Leases are 25¢ per mile over 10,500 miles per year. Lessee responsible for excess wear, tear, maintenance & repair. Total Monthly Payments/Purchase Option: Mustang: $3096/$17198, Fusion: $2,376/$15,402, Edge: $3,336/$19,741, Escape: $3,336/$17,756, Focus: $1896/$9525, Explorer: $4296/$21665, F150: $5016/$31747. Competitive Lease Conquest Cash available to customers that currently lease a non-Ford competitive vehicle. Vehicles sold cosmetically as is. Photos for illustration. Not responsible for errors. Prior transactions excluded. Offers cannot be combined. Ad cars may be sold prior to publication. Ad supercedes previous offers. Based on current factory programs. Must take same day delivery. DCA#0806391, DMV#6240988.
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BRAND NEW 2017 LINCOLN
$279 per month 24 month lease. Automatic, Moon Roof, P/S, ABS, A/C, and Much More! MSRP $41,795 VIN#3LHR658938, $4,909 Due at Inception Includes 1st Month Payment, $3,995 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee, $0 Security Deposit. For those who qualify $750 Lincoln RCL Cash. Tax, Title MV fees. add’l. Expires 9/30/17.
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$279 per month 36 month lease. 200A Group, 2.0L 4 Cyl Engine, Moonroof, Select Plus Package, Remote Start, P/S, A/C and More! MSRP $40,060, VIN#5LHUL54874, $4,909 Due at Inception Includes 1st Month Payment $3,995 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee, $0 Security Deposit. For those who qualify $2750 RCL Cash. Tax, Title MV fees add’l. Expires 9/30/17.
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2014 LINCOLN MKZ
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Black, V6, Full Power! 59K Mi. Stk#2156F.
2015 LINCOLN MKZ
†PER MO. 24 MOS LEASE
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Auto, A/C, Grey, 17K Mi, Stk#2165F
2017 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
$ BUY FOR
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WE SERVICE ALL LINCOLN VEHICLES
Auto, S/Roof, Nav, Black, 13K Mi, Stk#2100F
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Black, V6, Full Power! 28K Mi. Stk#1640F
2017 LINCOLN MKC
4 Door, 6 Speed Automatic, 3.5L GTDI V6 Engine, 19” Wheels, Keyless, Rearview Camera, ABS Brakes, P/S, A/C and More! MSRP $49,950. VIN#2LHBL01228. Tax, Tags & DMV Fees addt’l. Expires 9/30/17.
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Select 101A, 3.7L V6 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic, P/S, ABS, A/C & Much More! MSRP $44,220. VIN#2LHBL32613. $5,399 Due at Inception Inc. 1st Month Payment, $4,422 Down Payment, $645 Bank Fee, $0 Security Deposit. For those who qualify, $1,500 Lincoln RCL Cash. Tax, Title & MV Fees addt’l. Expires 9/30/17.
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