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8 Dead in Terror Attack in Manhattan Islamic Suspect Shouted “Allahu Akbar”

29-year old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov left a message in the vehicle that he rented saying that he was inspired to murder innocent people through his association with the terror group ISIS. Pictured above is the Home Depot truck that was used to snuff out the lives of 8 people on the West Side bike path in lower Manhattan. (Photo Credit: You Tube)

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olice in New York City have responded to the lower west end of Manhattan after an incident involving a vehicle, which may be linked to a terrorist act, left at least 8 people dead and multiple others injured. A witness described the chaotic scene to ABC's New York station WABC, saying that after the truck hit multiple people on the bike path, it crashed into a school bus at Chambers and West streets, near Stuyvesant High School. The incident happened in the Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca near

the World Trade Center just after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. The truck used in the deadly rampage was a rental from Home Depot. Matt Harrigan, spokesman for Home Depot, confi ms one of their rental trucks was part of an incident in lower Manhattan. Law enforcement sources identifie the suspect to CBS News as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old man from Tampa, Florida. He came to the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan. He said they are “cooperating with authorities” in their investigation. Harrigan deferred further questions to authorities. According to a CNN report, the

suspect hit a school bus and wrecked his truck. Four people were removed from the bus and they had minor injuries, the police official aid.

"He was on his knees and had his hands on his head and right next to him was the white pickup truck. It had Home Depot logos on it. The front was entirely smashed in and it had smoke coming out of it." CNN further reported that the driver then exited the vehicle displaying

imitation firearms and was shot by police, according to the NYPD. The individual is in police custody and is being taken to the hospital for treatment, sources at the NYPD said. Separately, four law enforcement sources said witnesses reported the suspect was yelling ‘Allahu Akbar.’ Official say the incident is being investigated as a terrorist incident. A large number of police vehicles could be seen in Manhattan near West Street and Chambers Street, which is near a community college and a high school and a few blocks north of the National Sept. 11 Memorial. Mayor Bill de Blasio's offic says the mayor is currently en route to the

scene. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also responding to the scene. Based on the current information, "this was an act of terror," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, adding that it was a "cowardly" act. This is a "very painful day in our city," Mayor de Blasio said. One law enforcement source told CNN that the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is taking over the lead of the investigation. News footage showed crowds of spectators — some capturing the scene with cellphone cameras — gathered behind police lines.

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DeBlasio Calls Rechnitz a 'Liar' in $100K Pay to Play; Albanese Wants Gov't Probe By Rebecca Gold

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n Thursday, October 26, a contributor to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign turned felon, Jona Rechnitz, gave a detailed testimony about how he and his business associates used pay-and-play tactics to buy off the Mayor’s offic and New York Police Department.

“We had the police going for us — and now it was time to get into politics.” In Manhattan federal court, the 34-year-old Rechnitz testified that after Hizzoner clinched the Democratic nod for mayor in 2013, Rechnitz told de Blasio fundraiser Ross Offinger, “We’re going to become signifi cant contributors, but we want access.” Rechnitz told jurors that it was soon after this conversation that he visited de Blasio in his offi . The disgraced businessman

testified that de Blasio gave him his private cellphone number and email address and that the two began talking “at least” once a week about “different issues in the city.” During this time Rechnitz contributed around $160,000 to de Blasio’s campaign and pet political projects. Rechnitz said that de Blasio discussed with him who he would appoint for certain positions if he won the election, and the businessman was under the impression that he could get all sorts of favors. Rechnitz testified that his business friend “Jeremy [Reichberg] had told me in the days of Giuliani, people made a fortune. I was focused on making money, getting my name out there, becoming a big player in town. So I figu ed maybe I’ll buy an offic building, and I’ll get the city as a tenant. Maybe I’ll need to get special permits to make residential developments.” Although, Rechnitz had appeared to testify as the star witness for the former city corrections union chief Norman Seabrook’s bribery trial, his

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his campaign donor turned felon, Jona Rechnitz, have very different versions of their relationship over the last few years.

testimony took a quick turn toward de Blasio after Rechnitz was questioned on his connections to the administration. Rechnitz is accused of bribing Seabrook to invest $20 million of union pension money into a friend’s sinking hedge fund. Rechnitz said he acted as a “yes man” who was glad to donate any amount of funds as long as City Hall gave him favors.

Regarding Offinger, he said, “I always gave money, as long as I was seeing him produce results. Whenever we would call him for access or for a favor, we were getting the response that we expected and the results we were expecting.” The damning testimony went on and on, Rechnitz explained how after fi st paying off the NYPD, himself and Borough Park businessman Reichberg

turned their sights onto City Hall. He testifie , “We had the police going for us — and now it was time to get into politics.” This testimony is damaging enough for de Blasio’s reputation, but what is even worse, is its close proximity to the election. On Saturday, October 28, Mayor de Blasio final y officia y responded to Rechnitz accusations, at a press conference on a sidewalk in Brooklyn. De Blasio told reporters, “Jona Rechnitz is a liar and a felon. It’s as simple as that. He’s a convicted criminal.” Most of Rechnitz testimony was denounced by the mayor as being bluntly “false,” and that he is “exaggerating in many many ways” the influence he wielded in City Hall. De Blasio also said he had “no memory” of the email exchange that was introduced as evidence on Friday, and that he was not close to Rechnitz at all. The Mayor said, “I remember a handful of times being with [Rechnitz]. I never was close to him … I wish I never met the guy.”

Cuomo & Cali Gov Say Residents Would Suffer Under Trump Tax Cuts By: Benyamin Davidsons

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n Friday October 27th, Democratic governors for NY and California said that their residents would face substantial tax increases under a proposed tax plan made by Republicans. A day earlier, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure to advance President Donald Trump’s tax plan to eliminate state and local tax (SALT) deductions from federal income taxes. If the elimination of SALT deductions passes, residents of states with high income taxes would be hit the hardest. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Jerry Brown of California spoke in a joint conference to express opposition. As reported by VIN News, they said that the high income states, many of which are historically

Democratic, would see an exodus of high earning residents if the deductions were to be eliminated. “This is an attack on California, New York and New Jersey, and other states that would not vote for Trump,” Brown said. “It’s a gross manipulation of our tax code.” The proposed tax package is meant to cut $6 trillion in taxes for companies and individuals over the next decade. To off et the extensive loss in tax revenue, several measures have been set up, including the eradication of SALT deductions. The current deduction allows residents to subtract income taxes paid to states and local governments from the total they will paid in taxes to the federal government. Cuomo’s offic said that New York taxpayers would actually pay an average of $5,300 more in federal income taxes annually if the SALT deduction is

Gov. Jerry Brown of California. “This is an attack on California, New York and New Jersey, and other states that would not vote for Trump,” Brown said. “It’s a gross manipulation of our tax code.”

scrapped. Th t would mean “Higher-income people will move,” said Cuomo. Even some Republican lawmakers from high-tax states voted against the

Andrew Cuomo’s office said that New York taxpayers would actually pay an average of $5,300 more in federal income taxes annually if the SALT deduction is scrapped. That would mean “Higher-income people will move,” said Cuomo

budget measure. “If the SALT is repealed, we would expect some deterioration of credit quality for affected states and localities in the medium term, including

some price pressure on housing markets in areas bordering states with lower local taxes,” Barclay’s analysts wrote to their clients.

Payday Lenders Continue to Prey on NYC’s Poorest Residents By: Hellen Zaboulani

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n a disturbing new sign of economic distress, pay day loan sharks are back to pray on New York’s poorest neighborhoods. Payday lenders, check cashiers, number racketeers, and newly prestamistas (Spanish for lender) are dragging vulnerable consumers into a vicious cycle of unsustainable debt. This is a multimillion-dollar underground banking business where customers with shaky credit get short-term cash at sky-high interest rates, often securing the loan against the borrower’s upcoming paycheck. Under NY state law, it is illegal to charge consumers an interest rate of 25 percent or more. As

reported by the NY Post, these unscrupulous lenders, however, have an annual percent yield of 400 percent or higher. Earlier in the month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set new rules hoping to crack down on these practices. Lenders will be required to conclude that their customers can pay back the loans before advancing any cash, and they will have fewer means of piling up debts and fees onto their consumers. The rules, however, won’t go into effect until the end of 2019. The CFPB found that roughly 80 percent of payday loans are “re-borrowed” within a month, meaning that customers take out a new loan to pay the existing one. Further,

to police this terrible business,” said Isaac Rodriguez, Chief Executive of Provident Loan Society, a nonprofit lender founded in 1893. “These bad lending practices are taking place in community centers, barber shops, dry cleaners and in other places people gather. You could be strapped for cash, or be one of the so-called affluent poor, so you take out the loans with skyhigh interest rates.” Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for the New York AG’s offi , defended her offi ’s effectiveness in fi hting payday In a disturbing new sign of economic distress, pay day loan lending saying, “Our offic folsharks are back to pray on New York’s poorest neighborhoods lows all leads that are referred to about 25 percent of all payday “As much as it wants to, the us, and our investigations have loans are borrowed nine times attorney general’s offic in New resulted in relief for thousands or more. York does not have enough staff of New Yorkers”.

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Bloomberg’s Continuing Flood Restorations from Hurricane Reorganization Leads to More Lay Offs Sandy Still Linger 5 Years After Storm By Rebecca Gold

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everal executives have been laid off by Bloomberg in its global media-licensing business and in its digital and newsletters division, as the company continues its reorganization process. On Thursday, October 26, Th Post reported, “The belt-tightening comes as the company, which charges $24,000 a year for its fin ncial data and news terminals, opens a state-of-theart building in London that’s been years in the making, even as banks flee the UK capital over Brexit concerns. The latest Bloomberg downsizing is aimed at combining the duties of its licensing and digital businesses, which are increasingly overlapping, one Bloomberg insider told The Post.� Global head of media distribution Josh Rucci is among the employees in licensing that the company has let go. Rucci has worked through the end of October. Others in licensing to be laid off are: product & operations director Dylan Cohen; strategic development’s global head Dan Treinish; affiliate relations manager Scott Shultz; EMEA partnerships’ head Justin Dewhirst; APAC regional sales director Francesco Alberti; marketing director Hannah

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n the eve of Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy unleashed it’s fury on our city. The storm took 44 lives, 2 million people lost power and $19 billion in property and infrastructure damage ensued. Now, five years later many of the consequent repairs are yet to be completed. Rebuilding projects, approved for with billions of taxpayer dollars, have still not begun, and slated completion dates span Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait sent staffers out to one, two or even five a long letter warning of the impending cuts. (Photo Credit: more years. As reported by the YouTube) NY Daily News, plans to fl odInsiders at Bloomberg are proof several public housing Kranich; market insights coordinator Lauren Spurr; associ- afraid that the layoffs are merely developments have been deate product manager Nicholas the start of something bigger. layed months and even years. A lengthy letter was sent out Upgrades are incomplete in 17 Brown; business analyst Sam to employees on September out of 42 public school buildNorris. In the past few months, 22, by Bloomberg News edi- ings which were fl oded during the following people have left tor-in-chief John Micklethwait, Sandy. Bloomberg digital: Bloomberg as a warning of cuts to come. Construction of floo walls to Live’s GM Stacy Kenned; vid- The letter said, “A more nim- protect hospitals from the East eo product head David Last- ble organization should help River, won’t even begin till next er; lead apps developer Mani us produce better stories fast- year, for Bellevue, Coler MemoGhasemlou; digital analytics’ er.� Micklethwait also called for rial and Metropolitan Hospital, manager Stephanie Couzin; “fewer layers of management with completion dates out in business development director and editing to slow us down.� 2022. Four out of the 12 moving Plans were also laid out by bridges which were supposed Albert Choi. Digiday was the fi st to re- him for smaller news bureaus to have their electrical systems port the layoffs, but without the to lessen competition. He wrote, fl od-proofed by the end of the names. This list of names was “That will leave some sectoral year are months behind schedbased on information learned managers with even smaller ule. In Brooklyn’s Greenpoint, teams to run.� by The Post. a waterfront greenway project

On the eve of Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy unleashed it’s fury on our city. The storm took 44 lives, 2 million people lost power and $19 billion in property and infrastructure damage ensued

to restore storm sewers and water mains was expected to be completed by the year’s end, but “extensive subsurface work� delayed the target date to June 2018, as per city official Furthermore, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resilience lists dozens of other incomplete projects which were expected to be finished by now. Many of the projects have not even begun. Funding for the restoration projects were granted by the federal government, and by spring 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Administration promised $13.5 billion to the state of New York. Th city of NY got $5.8 billion of

that funding. While many of the biggest repairs have been completed successfully, much of the money is yet to be spent. The NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) received $3 billion from FEMA in 2015 to repair and fl od-proof buildings in 33 developments hit by the super storm. The developments were in low-lying areas of Brooklyn such as Red Hook and Coney Island; in the Rockaways of Queens; and along the East River in Manhattan. Only 20 percent or about $623 million of that has been spent. Only one of the renovations have been completed—the See Flood Restorations , page 38

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Aby Rosen Looking to Sell Commercial Start-Up WeWork Buys Lord & Section of Park Ave Place for $65M Taylor 5th Ave Flagship for $850M By Charles Bernstein

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he commercial condominium located in Midtown Manhattan’s Park Avenue Place tower with the infamous members-only Core Club on its lower levels, is going to be placed on the market by Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, according to a recent report by Th Real Deal. In 2005, RFR developed the 45-story building located at 60 East 55th Street. The commercial component spans seven fl ors, from the basement to the sixth fl or, and contains 38,000-square-feet of space. According to marketing materials, the entire commercial portion is under lease, with 33,260-squarefeet occupied by the elite private Core Club, and the other 4,590-square-feet is leased by the

Park Avenue Place is located at 60 East 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Aby Rosen is a real estate tycoon who co-founded RFR Holding. (Photo via Twitter)

restaurant chain Sweetgreen. Th remainder of the building, which was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is made up of 76 residential condos.

TRD reports, “Sources familiar with Park Avenue Place said the commercial condo is expected to sell for around $65 million, or nearly $1,700 per square foot. Rosen’s fi m hired a Colliers International team led by Richard Baxter, Yoron Cohen and Scott Latham to market the condo for sale. The brokers declined to comment, and RFR did not respond to a request for comment.” Other projects that RFR are in the process of developing include a condo project at 100 East 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, which has been struggling with few sales and multiple delays in its construction. RFR also recently purchased a former residential hotel in Brooklyn for $135 million from the Jehovah Witnesses. This property is located at 90 Sands Street in the neighborhood of Dumbo.

The elite members-only Core Club is located in the base of Park Avenue Place tower.

MSNBC, HBO Push Out Mark Halperin On Sexual Harassment Charges By Hannah Hayes

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SNBC has ousted infamous political journalist Mark Halperin as at least five women accuse him of molesting and sexually harassing them during his time as ABC News’ political director. Accusations range from requesting sex, to rubbing erections on women and groping their breasts. Regarding a meeting in Halperin’s offic during the early-2000s, one woman told CNN, “I went up to have a soda and talk and he just kissed me and grabbed my boobs. I just froze. I didn’t know what to do.” Another alleged victim said she approached Halperin when she was about 25-years-old, for a gig during the presidential campaign in 2004. She told CNN, “The fi st meeting I ever had with him was in his offi , and he just came up from behind — I was sitting in a chair from across his desk — and he came up behind me and [while he was clothed] he pressed his body on mine, his penis, on my shoulder.” She explained that the harassment continued, and while on the road covering the campaigns for the election, Halperin propositioned her. She said, “He would say, ‘Why don’t you meet

fter more than a century of standing as a retail monument, the Lord & Taylor building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is being sold to the seven-year-old start-up WeWork. Ten years ago, in 2017, Lord & Taylor’s 676,000-square-foot flagsh p store earned the title of a New York City Landmark, with its grand entrance and copper cornice. Now Lords & Taylor is being slowly phased out of the New York retail industry.

424 Fifth Avenue has stood in Midtown Manhattan as a monument to retail for over a century.

In 2017, Lord & Taylor’s 676,000-square-foot flagship store earned the title of a New York City Landmark.

On Tuesday, October 24, Hudson’s Bay, the owner of the chain of department stores, announced that it sold the building at 424 Fifth Avenue, between West 38th and 39th streets, to the for $850 million to WeWork, who has been reinventing the concept of work space with its office-s ring model. 150,000-square-feet, or about a quarter of the building will still house Lord & Taylor, who will rent the smaller space to operate a more compact version of its department store. The other three quarters of the building will be used for We Work’s global headquarters, and to lease shared offic space to the

customers of the revolutionary start-up company. All this restructuring is expected to take place after the 2018 Christmas season. Hudson’s Bay also noted that the Fifth Avenue store is “many times less productive than the Saks Fifth Avenue flagsh p building,” which the company also owns. In a statement, Hudson’s Bay interim CEO Richard Baker said, “[Hudson’s Bay] and WeWork have been working together to reimagine retail environments for current and future generations.” He added that the move would “leverage less productive space.”

NYC’s Waterfront Bombarded with New Constructions By Mark Snyder

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ver the last five years, since Superstorm Sandy washed out the neighborhoods along the city’s coastline and caused billions of dollars in damages, developers are filli g these waterfront areas with tons of new commercial and residential buildings. In a study by StreetEasy, released on Wednesday, October 25, it noted an “explosion” of new buildings. In the report, StreetEasy Senior Economist Grant Long said, “The demand for new housing has proven stronger than the memory of Sandy’s destruction.” He said, “The pace of waterBig shot political journalist Mark Halperin is accused by at least front development confli ts with five women of molesting and sexually harassing them. (Photo the lessons of Sandy and this via Twitter) year’s hurricane season, and calls me upstairs? ’ And I would say, Post, “A fifth accuser also says the wisdom of development in ‘That’s not a good idea.’ And he Halperin rubbed his clothed but some fl od-prone areas of the would push the request further. erect penis against her during city into question.” Eventually I would just ignore his time at ABC News — alhim and go about my business.” though she wasn’t an employOn the campaign trail, anoth- ee. Halperin left ABC in 2007 “The neighborhood has er former employee said she had for Time magazine and then certainly rebounded. a similar experience with the joined Bloomberg in 2014 for a As awful as it was, the reported $1 million, according co-author of “Game Change.” neighborhood is doing She told CNN, “I excused to CNN. He now serves as a better than it was before.” myself to go to the bathroom, political analyst on NBC News and he was standing there when and often appears on MSNBC’s I opened the door proposition- ‘Morning Joe.’ His best-selling The study found that since ing [me] to go into the other ‘Game Change’ was made into 2012, Red Hook, which had bathroom to do something. It an HBO movie starring Juli- its streets fl oded with up to freaked me out. I came out of anne Moore as Sarah Palin. ‘For nine feet of water during the the ladies’ room, and he was the last 11 years, I have had to storm, has 27 new residential just standing there. Like almost watch this guy find success in buildings. With the rise of new blocking the door.” constructions, the cost to live See MSNBC, HBO Push Out , page 38 According to a report by Th in Red Hook also continues to

The Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo Credit: YouTube)

rise. This year, the neighborhood earned the rank as the priciest area in Brooklyn to live in. Back in May, the Italian developer Est4te Four was paid $110 million by Sitex Group for a five-property development site on the waterfront. Corcoran broker and 15-year Red Hook resident, Chris Sheller told DNA Info that while buyers are aware of the storm, it is likely just “in the mid-front of their mind.” He said, “There are some people who will only look on Coffey Street, where I have a listing, because it did not fl od there.” The close proximity to Manhattan and new options for transportation like the NYC Ferry make the area more attractive and help to draw in new buyers. Sheller added, “The neighborhood has certainly rebound-

ed. As awful as it was, the neighborhood is doing better than it was before. It’s a testament to New York and the neighborhood. It didn’t destroy the neighborhood.” The Real Deal reports, “In Queens, Belle Harbor — which was hard hit by the storm — has seen prices rebound since 2012. The median sales price on the peninsula dropped to $207,000 from $357,500 after Sandy. But it bounced back and is seeing the largest building boom of any fl od-zone neighborhoods in the city.” Tracey Real Estate’s Bob Tracey said that when people move to the coast, potential storms are just “part of the territory.” Tracey said, “Living along the coast has its benefits and its liabilities and the benefits outweigh the possibility of a storm.”


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Penthouse in Crown Building Will List for Over $100M By Charles Bernstein

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five-story penthouse located in the top crown portion of infamous Crown Building is hitting the market with a price tag of more than $100 million. According to Russian developer Vladislav Doronin, the incredible unit will span 14,000 square feet and contain four bedrooms, a wraparound terrace and swimming pools both inside and out. Doronin told Bloomberg. “Thisis a unique product. I don’t Russian developer Vladislav see any competition, because for Doronin heads the the moment, we don’t have any development OKO Group LLC.

The front of the Crown Building, which is located at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The penthouse in the Crown Building will be five floors and include pools both inside and outside. (Photo Credit Amanresorts)

The penthouse will span five floors within the “crown” of the Crown Building. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

similar buildings.” In 2015, Doronin purchased the offic portion of the Crown Building with broker-turned-developer Michael Shvo for $475 million. Thei portion went from the fourth fl or through the 24th, and included a whopping 290,000 square feet. Now plans have been made to convert the building into 20 luxury condos and an 83-room Aman-branded hotel. At the time, a representative of the Doronin led development OKO Group LLC told The Real Deal that as of September 13, Shvo retained an equity stake in the project but had no part in the project’s marketing. TRD reports, “The condo portion of the development

Weinstein Co. Abandons Tribeca Office to Distance itself from Harvey

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The Weinstein Company has moved out of its former office located in Lower Manhattan at 375 Greenwich Street.

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 of our company. Business is continuing as usual as the Company moves ahead.” 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.”

will start on the 11th fl or. Prices will start at $5.9 million for a one-bedroom measuring 1,149 square feet. A larger one-bedroom, spanning 2,109 square feet, will ask $10.6 million. A three-bedroom with 4,384 square feet will ask $26.6 million while a 6,287-squarefoot unit with four bedrooms will be priced at $58.3 million.” The 83-room hotel is expected to have a three-story spa spanning 22,000 square feet, with an 80-foot indoor swimming pool surrounded by lounging areas and fi e pits, which both hotel guests and condo owners will have access to. According to Curbed, “The hotel will also have a tenth-fl or Garden Terrace— which, unlike the spa, will be open to any ol’ New Yorker—and include a bar, a cigar

bar, and dining. The building will also have a so-called Sky Lobby with a piano bar, a subterranean jazz bar, and two restaurants.” Doronin explained that constructing an urban resort is pricey, costing as much as $3 million for each room, so they are using the condos to off et these expenses. He said, “The residential component leverages and optimizes the price of the hotel.” $100 million plus is not out of line for a luxury penthouse in the Big Apple. The penthouse in the Woolworth building was listed by Alchemy in September for $110 million. Also, for a 23,000-square-foot penthouse in 220 Central Park South, Vornado Realty Trust is asking $250 million, which is close to $11,000 per foot.

Barry Diller to Revive Plans for Floating Park at Pier 55

By Hannah Hayes he former offic of the Weinstein Company located in Lower Manhattan at 375 Greenwich Street has been evacuated by the company as it works to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein in all ways possible. On Friday, October 29, moving trucks were seen outside the Greenwich Street offi . Page Six confirmed that the employees were packing up everything in the offic and relocating it to the company’s second building, which it is the sole owner of, at 99 Hudson Street. One member of the staff told Page Six, “375 is where Harvey was.” According to TheReal Deal, “The producer was fired from the company which bears his name after more than 50 women came forward this month with stories of sexual assault and harassment while Weinstein ran Miramax and Weinstein Co.” Thecompany’s president and chief operating officer David Glasser was asked about the future of the company’s office located in New York. Glasser explained that 375 Greenwich Street was “owned personally by Harvey and Bob [Weinstein] and I can’t speak for them.” As previously reported by The Jewish Voice, While it is not yet known exactly what Harvey did, what is known is that over two dozen women have accused the 65-year-old producer of sexual harassment and even assault. On Sunday, October 8, The 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

Hotel guests and condo owners will have access to Aman’s 22,000-square-foot spa. (Photo Credit Amanresorts)

illionaire Barry Diller is not giving up on his beautiful renditions of a flo ting park at the site of the decrepit Pier 55 by the Hudson River. As reported by the NY Post, last Wednesday, he announced that he will be reviving the $250 million plan to create a massive floating park, this time with help from Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I’m going to make one last attempt to revive the plans to build the park, so that the intended benefici ries of our endeavor can fall in love with Pier 55 in the way all of us have,” said Diller in a statement. Activists including the City Club of New York and its fin ncier developer Douglas Durst had thwarted the plans with a chain of lawsuits. Brokered by Gov. Cuomo, they have agreed to cease litigations, with the conditions that Cuomo promise to complete the unfinished 25 percent of the Hudson River Park, and that no harm be done to the local marine life in the Hudson River. In September, Diller and his wife, Diane von Furstenberg, regretfully abandoned plans for the 2.7-acre oasis, dubbed “Diller Island”, due to the costly lawsuits. His plans to replace the rotting pier with grassy fields, paved walkways and three performance spaces saw

In September, Barry Diller and his wife, Diane von Furstenberg, regretfully abandoned plans for the 2.7-acre oasis, dubbed “Diller Island”, due to the costly lawsuits. His plans to replace the rotting pier with grassy fields, paved walkways and three performance spaces saw costs skyrocket from $100 million to $250 million because of the ongoing litigations and the resulting delays

costs skyrocket from $100 million to $250 million because of the ongoing litigations and the resulting delays. Cuomo was rightfully dismayed at the loss of the project, as Diller had promised to cover all of the funding for the project with minimal cost to the state or city. Upon the plan’s resurrection, the governor vowed to see the parkland fully completed within his next term in offi , if he is re-elected to a third term. “We have had productive conversations and it has been agreed that the legal dispute commenced by the City Club will cease, Pier 55 will go forward, and we will

work cooperatively to complete the full vision for the Park,” said Cuomo. Mayor de Blasio, who had also tried to revive the plans, applauded the media mogul’s renewed interest. Mr. Diller, who spent over $40 million in legal battles for the project, says he has now been reinvigorated by public support to see the project through. “In the last month, I have been the recipient of so much importuning, from so many people, all with the same sentiment: Th y all express their hope that we not give up and instead find some way to proceed with building Pier 55,” said Diller.


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JCC Manhattan Renamed for Marlene Buyers Seek Out Hampton Homes Below Meyerson After $20M Donation in Her Name $3.3M While Higher End Mansions Pile Up By Rachel Shapiro

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he Meyerson Family Foundation has made one of the largest donations ever made in the United States to a Jewish Community Center. In the name of the philanthropist Marlene Meyerson who died earlier this year, the foundation donated $20 million to J.C.C. Manhattan on the Upper West as well as commissioned Jenny Holzer to create a site-specific artwork for the J.C.C. In honor of these generous gifts, the center on Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street will be renamed the Marlene Meyerson J.C.C. Over the next few months, the J.C.C. will ask its members

The J.C.C. Manhattan will be renamed Marlene Meyerson J.C.C. in honor of the generous donation made in her name. (Photo Credit: jccmanhattan.org)

to participate in the creation quotes by others or something of the installation by sharing in their own words that deals with the question: “What does community mean? ” Several of the quotations will be chosen by Holzer to be chiseled onto stone plaques and marble benches throughout the building. According to The New York Times, “Ms. Holzer will also incorporate hundreds of other such word contributions into a virtual piece of art that will map the building’s interior and exterior, as well as an augmented-reality smartphone app that will allow users to ‘see’ the words as if they, too, were actually engraved. The artwork will The J.C.C. Manhattan is located on Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. (Photo Credit: jccmanhattan.org)

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ith stocks at record highs, investors have shown an appetite for vacations homes in the Hamptons. The beachside towns on Eastern Long Island had 517 total sales in the three months through September. The volume is 12 percent higher than the 10-year quarterly average, according to the report released on Thursday by appraiser Miller Samuel Inc and brokerage Douglas Elliman. Hamptons home buyers, however, showed selectivity, seeking out lower end properties. Due to a scarcity in lower end homes in the area, buyers were bidding up the few available homes during the year’s third quarter. “When you look at the inventory under a million, that’s the largest shortage, so buyers stepped up to the next level of the market,” said Ernest Cervi, a Senior Vice President at Corcoran Group. As reported by Bloomberg News, purchasers were willing to pay even 10 percent over the asking price for properties priced below $3.3 million. Th t is the defin tion of “non-luxury” homes for the quarter, making up the lowermost 90 percent of the market, as per Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman. The market for homes under $3.3 million had the largest number of transactions in the second quarter of

For houses which are priced in the top 10 percent of the market, inventory surged 22 percent, creating the largest pile-up in two years.

2016. Realtors note that bidding wars ensued amidst buyers’ zeal for lower-end deals. Cost conscious buyers also bought up condos. Condos, with a median sale price of $567,500, sold at the fastest pace in six years. Th y were listed as available for an average of only 97 days before going under contract. At the same time, buyers showed disinterest in procuring luxury homes. For houses which are priced in the top 10 percent of the market, inventory surged 22 percent, creating the largest pile-up in two years. “The market is looking towards those smaller, more manageable homes,” said Carl Benincasa, a regional Vice President for Douglas Elliman, who oversees

sales in the Hamptons area. “That’s certainly been a trend we’ve been observing.” The number of transactions made for less than $500,000 fell 12 percent to 57 deals, because there weren’t more properties available, as per Town & Country Real Estate, which released its own Hamptons report. Sales of homes priced between $500,000 and $999,000 rose 22 percent to 131. Transactions for homes priced between $1 million and $1.99 million increased 12 percent to 76. Town & Country also said that in the ultra-luxury market of homes priced between $5 million and $9.99 million, interest was lackluster and transactions plunged 56 percent to merely 11 deals.

Will the $590M New York Wheel Yankees Fire Girardi After ALCS Loss; Names Floated for Replacement Project Ever Break Even? By Ellen Cans

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here are brave plans to build the world's tallest Ferris wheel in the North Shore of Staten Island. Developers expect that the colossal attraction will help turn the St. George Ferry Terminal into a bustling tourist destination. The price tag for the 630-foot-tall wheel, however, keeps rising. It is now estimated to cost $590 million, which is more than twice the initial projection. The project has run into unexpected expenditures, which is common for an endeavor of this size. The similar massive Ferris wheel projects in Beijing, Berlin, Melbourne, Singapore, Dubai, Dublin, and Orlando faced similar funding or construction issues. “Frankly, not many of them make money.” says Dennis Speigel, tourism consultant, regarding the large wheels. The risk for the undertaking increases along with the size. A smaller wheel would not only cost less and be more easily maintained, but would have options for sale after a few years if it could be moved. Also, such a large wheel necessitates a tremendous number of riders to make economic sense or dollars. Each of the wheel’s 36 cars can carry 40 passengers, allowing up to 1,400 riders per 38-minute rotation.

O New York Wheel construction grinds to a halt after designer walks off the job

The wheel is Staten Island also has a higher risk because it is meant to generate new tourism, not feed off of existing visitors, as in other places. For example, the 200-foot wheel at Chicago’s Navy Pier attracts about 10 percent of the already vibrant locality which has roughly 10 million visitors annually. “Any one-off attraction can be a very risky venture,” said Robert Hunden, head of Hunden Strategic Partners of Chicago. “Whether it’s the world’s largest Noah’s Ark or the world’s largest wheel, there’s just not a lot of comps out there for a developer to say: ‘Hey, this did really well in 10 other places.’” Currently, around 2.5 million tourists ride the Staten

Island Ferry annually. Developers project that the New York Wheel will have 4 million riders per year. Tourism experts, however, doubt the possibility of so many visitors. “That would be more than Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, more than Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia,” said Speigel. “I mean, 4 million people? No way.” Based on comments from developers and information from Hunden Stratetgic Partners, in order for the wheel to break even, it would need to attract approximately 3 million visitors a year at $35 per person. Construction on the project has been shut down since See Will the $590M New York , page 36

n Thursday October 26th, Joe Girardi announced his departure from the Yankees in an emailed statement. Girardi served as manager for the team since 2008. In the second year of his tenure, the NY Baseball team won the championship, making him known as a relentless, successful field general. Girardi, 53, disclosed in his parting statement with “a heavy heart” that “the Yankees have decided not to bring me back.” He thanked his coaches, the team’s ownership and General Manager Brian Cashman. He wrote that the anticipation of the 2017 postseason, in which the Yankees were so close to winning the World Series, would “remain in my heart forever.” In his decade of tenure, Girardi accumulated a 910-710 record, and was the third-longest-tenured active manager in the major leagues. Cashman also made his own

Cashman will now have the task of finding a new manager for the team. Joe Espada, the Yankees’ third-base coach since 2015, will be an obvious internal candidate.

In his decade of tenure, Girardi accumulated a 910-710 record, and was the third-longest-tenured active manager in the major leagues.

statement, thanking Girardi “for his 10 years of hard work and service”. He said the manager clearly put intense effort into each game, but still that it was time for the team to make a change. Girardi’s contract had expired, and following the loss in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, last week at the front-offic meetings at Yankee Stadium, the decision was made not to renew it. As reported by the NY Times, Cashman was the one who hired Girardi to replace Joe Torre, and Cashman was now the one who decided to replace Girardi as manager. The team’s primary owner, Hal Steinbrenner, signed off on the decision.

Cashman will now have the task of findi g a new manager for the team. Joe Espada, the Yankees’ third-base coach since 2015, will be an obvious internal candidate. The 42-year-old, who previously worked as a special assistant to Cashman, has a solid relationship with some of the Spanish-speaking players on the team. The e will certainly be other candidates weighed internally and from outside of the Yankees. Girardi is actually the third major league manager to lose his job this month. Dusty Baker from the Washington Nationals and John Farrell from the Boston Red Sox both also lost their jobs after their teams lost the postseason.


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Jewish Billionaire Tried to Slander Trump WH Vows to Release All JFK-Related Docs After Strict Consultations Website admits major supporter hired company to investigate US President Trump during 2016 election campaign

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he Washington Free Beacon on Friday informed the House Intelligence Committee of the fact that it is funded largely by anti-Trump Jewish billionaire Paul Singer. Singer, the Free Beacon's largest funder, hired Fusion GPS to investigate US President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign in what is known in politics as "opposition research.". Fusion GPS put together the now infamous dossier during the 2016 campaign, which fueled speculation of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The report claims the Kremlin possessed serious and ‘compromising’ information on Trump that occurred during a stay in Moscow. According to Washington Free Beacon Editor-in-Chief Matthew Continetti, the site did not pay Fusion GPS for any part of the dossier. According to The New York Times, the contract between Fusion GPS and the Free Beacon ran from October 2015 to until last May In a statement, Continetti said, "During the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multi-

The Washington Free Beacon on Friday informed the House Intelligence Committee of the fact that it is funded largely by anti-Trump Jewish billionaire Paul Singer (pictured above)

ple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton." "The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele." Steele, a British spy, is claimed to be the source of information, most of it uncorroborated, about Trump's involvement with Russia.

Christopher Steele is alleged to have compiled a dossier from Russian sources

"The Washington Free Beacon has issued a statement asserting that it had no involvement with Christopher Steele or the dossier he compiled from Russian sources. The Beacon has agreed to cooperate with the House Intelligence Committee to help the Committee verify this assertion," House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence spokesman Jack Langer told Breitbart News. Reports later revealed that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee continued funding Fusion’s work. (INN)

Houston Jewish Leaders Thank Israel for Hurricane Aid Diaspora Minister Bennett meets leaders of Houston Jewish community after Israel donates $1 million to community for hurricane relief By: Gary Willig

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iaspora Aff irs Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) met with the leaders of the Jewish community of Houston, Texas on Tuesday to hear about the situation of the families affected by Hurricane Harvey and the recovery and reconstruction efforts for the community. The Israeli Diaspora Aff irs Ministry donated $1 million in relief aid to Houston's Jewish community after Houston was devastated by Harvey in August. "We are full of gratitude," said Avital Ingber, the chairperson of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Everywhere [I go], people talk about the aid the State of Israel provided under your leadership." "The members of our community were always there for the State of Israel when we needed help, and what we did was the least we could do in the face of the distress faced by the community and the families," Bennett said. "The State of Israel has a special responsibility towards every Jew in the world." The Jewish community of Houston was greatly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Seventy-one percent of the city’s Jewish population of 63,700 lives in areas which experienced high fl oding, and many synagogues and

Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) met with the leaders of the Jewish community of Houston, Texas on Tuesday to hear about the situation of the families affected by Hurricane Harvey and the recovery and reconstruction efforts for the community.

Jewish schools were rendered unusable. Even today, over 2 months after the storm, thirteen percent of Jewish families in Houston do not have permanent housing after their homes were destroyed by fl ods. In a related development, with thousands of people still displaced two months after Hurricane Harvey fl oded swaths of eastern Texas, leaving heavily damaged homes and property, Chabad of Houston is directing funds raised towards immediate uses. One of them is Jewish education. To date, more than $120,000 has been provided to

help families impacted by the storm pay day-school tuition for their children. According to Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, program director for Chabad Lubavitch of Texas, a few hundred families with children in area Jewish day schools have received fin ncial assistance to help offset expenses and more are in the process of applying for aid. “We wish we could write off everyone’s tuition obligations, but that would come to more than $2 million,� says the rabbi. “The $500 per child subsidy is See Houston Jewish Leaders , page 38

resident Donald Trump said on Saturday he would release all documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. “After strict consultation with General Kelly, the CIA and other Agencies, I will be releasing ALL #JFKFiles other than the names and addresses of any mentioned person who is still living. I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency and in order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest,� he tweeted. The National Archives and Records Administration on Thursday night released 2,891 documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on its website. At the same time, President Trump said some of the documents would remain secret for the time being, following last-minute recommendations of his national security agencies that some of those records be redacted. In a memo to heads of intelligence, Trump said "the American public expects and deserves its government to produce as much access as possible to the John F. Kennedy assassination records." "I am ordering today that the veil final y be lifted" on the records, the memo said.

The National Archives and Records Administration on Thursday night released 2,891 documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on its website.

"I have no choice — today — but to accept those redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our nation's security," the president wrote in the memo, in reference to the documents which remained confide tial. Trump said he is ordering agencies to review “each and every one of those redactions� over the next 180 days. “At the end of that period, I will order the public disclosure of any information that the agencies cannot demonstrate meets the statutory standard for continued postponement of disclosure,� he wrote. The CIA, meanwhile, said last Thursday night that more than 69,000 of the more than 87,000

CIA records pertaining to the assassination of Kennedy have already been released in full. The agency added that none of the 18,000 remaining records will be withheld in full and that the redacted — or blacked out — parts of these remaining records represent less than 1 per cent of the total CIA information in the assassination-related documents. The CIA explained the redactions were made to protect information that, if released, would harm national security. The redactions hide the names of CIA assets and former and current CIA offic s as well as specific intelligence methods See WH Vows to Release All , page 38

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Manafort & Gates Indicted in Russia Probe; Trump Tweets ‘No Collusion’ By: Walter Metuth

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aul Manafort, who for a short time was President Donald Trump's campaign chairman last year, was charged Monday with conspiring against the U.S., money laundering and lying to the government as part of a wide-ranging lobbying effort for former Ukrainian strongman Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. They were the fi st charges Mueller has made public in his five-month probe, although the allegations did not relate directly to the election. In addition, Mueller disclosed that former Trump foreign aff irs adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty October 5 to lying to federal agents in January about his contacts with people "he understood to have close connections to senior Russian government officials Trump did not immediately comment on the Papadopoulos case, but in March 2016 described him as "an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described Papadopoulos as a "volunteer on the campaign" and a member of an advisory committee that met only once.

She said the fact that Papadopoulos failed in efforts to set up a Trump meeting with Russian official "shows what little role he had in the campaign." Trump discounted the Manafort indictment as irrelevant to the 2016 campaign and again said investigators' focus ought to be on the challenger he defeated, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both Manafort and Gates turned themselves in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington for processing and later were expected to appear in a federal court. Mueller's targeting of Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos marks a sharp turn of events in the Russia probe that has cast a shadow on the fi st year of Trump's presidency. Trump has repeatedly called the criminal and congressional probes into connections between his campaign and Russian interests a "witch hunt" used by Democrats to explain his election win over Clinton. But Mueller is a former director of the FBI and viewed in Washington by many as apolitical. The indictment alleged that Manafort, who was Trump's campaign manager from June to August last year and was a key figu e in the campaign before then, enriched himself with his lobbying for Yanukovych before he was forced from power by a popular uprising in 2014 and fled o Russia. Mueller alleged that Manafort

Paul Manafort and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. They were the first charges Mueller has made public in his five-month probe, although the allegations did not relate directly to the election.

hid his assets in accounts in Cyprus, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and the Seychelles and then "spent millions of dollars in luxury goods" to "enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the United States." The indictment alleged that more than $75 million fl wed through the offshore accounts, with Manafort laundering more than $18 million to buy property and goods in the U.S. and Gates sending more than $3 million to accounts he controlled. Mueller charged that Manafort and Gates conspired to carry out the scheme between

GOP Launches New Probes into Uranium One Deal, FBI Handling of Clinton Case By: Judson Berger

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ouse Republicans last Tuesday launched new probes into several Obama-era controversies, covering both the Justice Department’s 2016 handling of the Clinton email case and the administration’s 2010 approval for the sale of a mining company that gave the Russians partial control over American uranium reserves. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced his committee and the House Oversight Committee will investigate the so-called Uranium One deal. “We’re not going to jump to any conclusions, but we’re going to try and get the facts,” Nunes said. Separately, the House oversight and judiciary committees announced a joint investigation into the Justice Department and FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe. "Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said in a statement. Both controversies have returned to the headlines in recent

The uranium deal, which was covered extensively in 2015, concerns the 2010 approval of the sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom nuclear company.

weeks. The uranium deal, which was covered extensively in 2015, concerns the 2010 approval of the sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom nuclear company. The U.S. was involved because the sale gave the Russians control of part of the uranium supply in the U.S. The Hill reported, however, that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S., related to a subsidiary of the same Russia fi m. Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill quickly started asking questions about how the deal was approved the following year by an inter-agency committee. Nunes said Tuesday the main

question for Hill investigators will be whether there was an FBI probe at the time and “if so, why was Congress not informed of this matter.” “It’s important that we find out why that deal went through,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., threatened to use subpoena power to get access to a former FBI informant in the case who apparently has not yet been released from a nondisclosure agreement. U.S. government official tell Fox News that senior Justice Department official are in deliberations over providing the FBI informant to Congress. The official met Tuesday to work on the parameters under which the informant would be allowed to See GOP Launches New Probes , page 36

2006 and this year, failed to register as foreign agents and then offered "false and misleading" statements to federal agents about their activities. Manafort left Trump's campaign more than a year ago when reports fi st surfaced about his Ukrainian connections. He was roused from his sleep in a pre-dawn raid on his home in suburban Washington in late July, as FBI agents carted off documents related to the investigation. Reports at the time said he was told then he would be indicted.

In addition to Mueller's investigation, there are separate congressional probes into Russian meddling and possible links between Trump's campaign and Russia. The U.S. intelligence community concluded in early 2017 that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed a campaign to undermine U.S. democracy and help Trump win. Trump has insisted there was no collusion, including in a series of tweets Sunday in which he said Democrats and his elec-

tion opponent Hillary Clinton are the ones who are guilty. "The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R's [Republicans] are now fi hting back like never before," Trump wrote. "There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!" He further blamed the Russia investigations for taking attention away from Republican efforts on tax reform. "Is this coincidental? NOT!" Trump said. Ty Cobb, a member of Trump's legal team, said in a statement that Trump's comments were not related to the developments in Mueller's investigation. "Contrary to what many have suggested, the President’s comments today are unrelated to the activities of the Special Counsel, with whom he continues to cooperate," Cobb said. Mueller is also probing whether Trump obstructed justice when he fi ed then-FBI director James Comey in May, who was leading the agency's Russia investigation before Mueller took over. Trump said he was thinking of "this Russia thing" when he decided to oust Comey, but within days Mueller was appointed, over Trump's objections, to take over the probe. Trump said recently he had no intention to try to fi e Mueller.


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Ousted Catalan Leader in Brussels as Former Argentine Pres Accused of Spanish Prosecutors Seek Charges Covering Up for Iranians in 1994 Bombing By: Walter Metuth

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usted Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont says he will not be seeking asylum in Belgium, a day after he traveled there, while Spanish prosecutors announced plans to seek sedition, rebellion and embezzlement charges against Catalan leaders. Puigdemont said Tuesday in Brussels, "I am not here in order to demand asylum," saying he was there "for safety purposes and freedom." But he did not specify how long he would stay. Chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said Monday he would seek to charge the leaders of Catalonia who led a push to secede from Spain. It is up to a court to decide whether to move forward with the charges, which could bring lengthy jail terms, including up to 30 years for rebellion. A disputed referendum in Catalonia on October 1 ended with a vote for the autonomous region to break away from Spain. Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a united Spain took to the streets of Barcelona Sunday to voice their rejection of Catalonia’s declaration of independence. Chanting "Viva Espana" and waving Spanish, Catalan and European Union flags, the pro-

Ousted Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont says he will not be seeking asylum in Belgium, a day after he traveled there, while Spanish prosecutors announced plans to seek sedition, rebellion and embezzlement charges against Catalan leaders.

testers marched in Catalonia's capital to show they supported the Spanish central government's dismissal of Catalonia's cabinet and quashing of the region's secession push. Protesters also held banners reading, “We won't let Spain be torn apart into pieces'' and `”The awakening of a silenced nation,'' among others. “We have organized ourselves late, but we are here to show that there is a majority of Catalans that are no longer silent and that no longer want to be silenced,'' said Alex Ramos, head of the pro-union Catalan Civil Society. Organizers said the rally attracted more than 1 million people, but police put the figu e

at 300,000. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dissolved Catalonia's parliament, just hours after the regional body voted Friday in favor of independence from Spain. In addition to dismissing the regional parliament, Rajoy has called for snap Catalan elections on December 21 and has stripped Catalonia's most senior police officials f their powers. Inigo Méndez de Vigo, a spokesman for the Spanish government, said Puigdemont and all other Catalonian leaders will be eligible to run in the December election. See Ousted Catalan Leader , page 38

Suspected Benghazi Attacker Captured by U.S. Forces in Libya By: Paul Crookston

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.S. forces in Libya captured one of the suspects in the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, the White House announced Monday. Mustafa al Imam appeared on video obtained by the U.S. government at one of the two sites of the attack, and he also likely operated under different aliases, an administration official told CNN. The U.S. was also monitoring al Imam’s location for a period of time, and now that he is U.S. forces in Libya captured one of the suspects in the 2012 held in custody, he is being trans- Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, the White House ferred to the U.S. for prosecution. announced Monday.

"Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa alImam in Libya," "Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya," President Donald Trump said in his statement. "Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11 2012, attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods—four brave Americans who were serving our country."

"Our memory is deep and our reach is long, and we will not rest in our efforts to find and bring the perpetrators of the heinous attacks in Benghazi to justice," he added. Al Imam is one of two captured in response to the Benghazi attack, in which terrorists used fi earms and rocket-propelled grenades to assault a diplomatic building and kill U.S. servicemen. Ahmed Abu Khatallah is suspected to be the mastermind of the operation, and he is currently facing trial in Washington, although the Justice Department is not pursuing the death penalty. Trump also used the statement to call for peace and stable government in Libya, reiterating

an American commitment to combat terrorist activity in the North African country. "The United States will continue to support our Libyan partners to ensure that ISIS and other terrorist groups do not use Libya as a safe haven for attacks against United States citizens or interests, Libyans, and others," Trump said. "Libya’s long-term stability and security are linked to its ability to form a unified government and military, and we encourage all Libyans to support the ongoing reconciliation process facilitated by the United Nations and to work together to build a peaceful and stable country," Trump said. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)

ormer Argentine president Cristina Kirchner last Thursday denied covering up for Iranians accused of involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires that left 85 eople dead. Calling the case an "absurdity," Kirchner, who held offi from 2007 until 2015, went on to attack the judge overseeing the case, which is based on charges fi st leveled two years ago by a federal prosecutor who was found dead in his home shortly before he was due to present his allegations publicly. "I don't expect any justice from you," Kirchner, reading from a 17-page prepared statement, told federal judge Claudio Bonadio. Kirchner is facing accusations of treason and plotting a cover-up for signing a 2012 pact with Iran that would have allowed senior Iranian officials accused in the deadly attack to be investigated in their own country, rather than in Argentina. Kirchner, Argentina's president from 2007 to 2015, allegedly received oil and trade benefits from Iran in exchange for signing off on a deal that enabled the suspects to avoid prosecution. In early 2013, Argentina's congress approved, at the request of the executive branch, an

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner last Thursday denied covering up for Iranians accused of involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead.

agreement with Tehran to form a truth commission to investigate the bombing. Leaders of Argentina's Jewish community, which at 300,000 people is the largest in Latin America, have criticized the accord and a year later, in 2014, an Argentine court declared the agreement to be unconstitutional. Iran, for its part, has denied involvement in the AMIA attack. The judge, whom Kirchner tried to remove from offi while she was still president, has 15 days to rule on whether to press forward with the charges, which also apply to Kirchner's former foreign minister, Hector

Timerman, and other political aides. The hearing came after Sunday's congressional elections, in which Kirchner won a Senate seat despite a surge in support for President Mauricio Macri, the center-right leader who succeeded her in offi . Senators enjoy immunity from prosecution, although this week judges stripped a former minister in Kirchner's government of his immunity as part of a corruption probe. "This is a great judicial absurdity," said Kirchner. "The aim of this judicial persecution is to intimidate opposition leaders in See Former Argentine Pres , page 38


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Knesset Hears Powerful Testimony on Global Anti-Semitism Edited by: JV Staff

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ou are our hero!”, said Chair of the chair of a special Knesset Committee on the topic of Anti-Semitism to a former student leader who tearfully recounted being arrested on campus for speaking about Israel. Avraham Neguise MK, the chairman of the Aliya, Absorption and Diaspora Committee, was responding to Becky Sebo, former President of “Bobcats for Israel” at Ohio University. She showed video of the incident and explained how pro-Israel voices were suppressed from debate by the Student Senate in the summer of 2014. Sebo was arrested and charged with a 4th degree misdemeanor which carried a fine and the possibility of 30 days in jail. Becky fought the charge and now works for global pro-Israel organization StandWithUs.

The Knesset discussion led by MK Neguise was initiated by David Ya'ari, former head of Hillel Israel and a businessman who immigrated from the United States eight years ago, together with StandWithUs. In attendance were Members of Knesset from across the political spectrum, diplomatic representatives including heads of Jewish organizations. The committee will focus on new anti-Semitic incidents on US campuses and will hear from students, campus activism professionals and European Ambassadors. Students will provide fi st hand testimony while Ambassadors will speak about their governments' actions against the recent spike in anti-Semitism. The meeting was attended by the ambassadors and diplomatic representatives of Germany, the UK, Austria, the European Union, and France and Russia. Speaking to the committee,

Other speakers included Charles Small, the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy

David Borowitch-Ya’ari said "Anti-Semitism should have died with the liberation of Auschwitz. Today, the sense of security felt by many Jewish communities around the world remains unstable. History has taught us that the Jewish people cannot outsource the security of our people. It is the responsibility in Israel to support our brethren who have remained in the Diaspora. I call on the Chairman to schedule a permanent hearing be entered on the Knesset calendar on each anniversary of Kristalnacht and that

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A senior White House official confirmed reports Monday that Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell visited Saudi Arabia last week to discuss ways to further the Israel-Palestinian peace process.

met with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday. Also Sunday, Palestinian officials said they believed the White House was moving towards a “dramatic announcement” that the Trump administration has adopted the twostate solution as its preferred option for solving the Israel-Palestinian stand-off, Israel Broadcast Corporation (Kan) reported. State Department officials in Jerusalem refused to comment on the report. Apart from acknowledging that the talks had taken

Bobcats for Israel, is arrested by OU Police officers and escorted from the OU Student Senate meeting after she and three others loudly protested the Senate president’s controversial “bloodbucket video”

teaching young people in Britain about this issue and ended by saying “Th s week we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Prime Minister The esa May has said of this: “It is one of the most important letters in history. It demonstrates Britain’s vital role in creating a homeland for the Jewish people. And it is an anniversary we will be marking with pride.” Th t pride MK Avraham Neguise, the chairman of the Aliya, Absorption is indicative of the shared values and Diaspora Committee (pictured above) led the discussion that British and Israeli people which was initiated by David Ya'ari, former head of Hillel Israel share. It is an attitude we will join and a businessman who immigrated from the United States with others to build upon.” eight years ago, together with StandWithUs Tamir Oren, a reserve IDF our Knesset, Ministry of Strate- Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Company Commander, now Exgic Aff irs and Foreign Aff irs and on campuses. She reminded ecutive Director of StandWithUs commit to share knowledge and the Committee that Anti-Israel UK showed video of him and a resources with our brethren in activity is nearly always tinged colleague being shouted down the Diaspora to strengthen secu- with anti-Jewish sentiment which on the campus of Cal Poly Pamority and provide the training for must be addressed. She outlined na in California. He urged those Jewish communities to properly educational programs that are assembled to fi ht to allow free

Kushner, Greenblatt Visit Saudi Arabia for Talks on Israel-Palestinian Standoff senior White House officia confi med reports Monday that Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell visited Saudi Arabia last week to discuss ways to further the Israel-Palestinian peace process. In a statement, the source said the visit is part of President Trump’s efforts to broker a deal between Ramallah and Jerusalem and repeated that President Trump “is personally committed to achieving a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians that would help usher in an era of greater regional peace and prosperity. The talks followed meetings between U.S. representatives and counterparts from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and “other regional partners” on the sidelines of last month’s United Nations General Assembly, the State Department said. Following the talks in Saudi Arabia, Kushner is believed to have returned to the United States while Greenblatt remained in the region to visit Cairo, Amman Ramallah, and

defend themselves." Michael Dickson, Executive Director of StandWithUs Israel, told the committee: "We find ourselves in a uniquely challenging time, facing resurgent anti-Semitism on the far right and far left extremists who use this as an opportunity to further smear Zionism, perversely claiming that it is comparable to fascism and white supremacy.” Vice-Chair of StandWithUs UK, Loretta Cash reviewed incidents of Antisemitism in the UK and Europe including in In this file photo taken Sept. 10, 2014 Becky Sebo, president of

place, State Department officials in Israel and Washington declined to give details of the talks but reaffirmed the president’s view “that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties and that the United States will continue working closely with the parties to make progress toward that goal. “No deal will be imposed on Israelis and Palestinians; We are committed to facilitating a deal that improves conditions for both parties,” the statement said. (TPS)

speech on campus when it comes to Israel. Other speakers included Charles Small, the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, representatives of Israeli government ministries and Holocaust survivor, Yosef Kleiman, who had given testimony at the Eichmann trial in 1961. Kleiman told of his experience at Auschwitz to give warning of where tolerance of anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence can lead. Representatives were also sent to the hearing from the Anti-Semitism Committee at the Ministry of Diaspora Aff irs, the Ministries of Foreign Aff irs, Immigration and Absorption and the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Information and Yad Vashem.


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IDF Destroys Hamas Tunnels; 7 Terrorists Killed – Iran Blasts “Bloodthirsty Zionist Regime” Edited by: Fern Sidman

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t least seven terrorists were killed when the IDF Southern Command destroyed a network of terror tunnels found near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Monday afternoon, AFP reported. According to Gaza's health ministry, Ahmed Abu Armanah, Omar al-Faleet, and Misbah Shubir, were killed in the explosion which destroyed the terror tunnels. A senior figu e in the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization was also reportedly killed in the blast. A security source told AFP that Armanah and al-Faleet were members of Islamic Jihad. The Hamas terrorist organization, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Shubir was a member of Hamas' armed wing, as was another person who was killed in the explosion. Twelve other people were reportedly injured. IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel network in question crossed the border from Gaza into pre-1967 Israel. "[The IDF] neutralized a terror tunnel leading into southern Israel from the vicinity of Khan Yunis."

At least seven terrorists were killed when the IDF Southern Command destroyed a network of terror tunnels found near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. According to Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, the tunnel extended deep into pre-1967 sovereign Israeli territory, and thus posed a serious security threat to Israel. (Photo Credit: Al Jazeera)

According to the IDF, additional units will be sent to the area as a precaution against further security incidents. Jewish Home chief and Education Minister Naftali Bennett defended the killing of Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists. “The IDF succeeded yesterday in eliminating terrorists involved in digging tunnels to be used [in operations] to kill “The IDF succeeded yesterday in eliminating Israeli women and children,” Bennett said on Monday. “We terrorists involved in must not apologize for eliminatdigging tunnels to be ing terrorists.” used [in operations] to Earlier, an IDF spokesperson kill Israeli women and children,” Bennett said on had issued a statement ‘clarifying’ that Israel had not inMonday. “We must not apologize for eliminating tended to kill the terrorists, but was merely seeking to remove terrorists.” the threat posed by the terror tunnel. “This was a defensive action The tunnel was detonated from within Israel, close to the against a violation of [Israeli] security fence. The (IDF's) ac- sovereignty. The explosion was tions are in light of this grave meant to destroy [the tunnel] and unacceptable violation of and put it out of operation.” Bennett appeared to rebuke Israeli sovereignty." According to Brigadier Gen- the spokesperson for the tone of eral Ronen Manelis, the tunnel the response, arguing that Israel extended deep into pre-1967 has every right to eliminate tersovereign Israeli territory, and rorists threatening its civilians thus posed a serious security and soldiers. “I’ll remind anyone who threat to Israel. The IDF responded by de- needs to be reminded that the stroying the tunnel, setting off tunnel was blown up inside of an explosion in the tunnel as Israeli territory, and its purclose as possible to the Gaza pose was to murder Israelis. border, approximately one kilo- "As a member of the cabinet, meter (0.6 miles) from the town who since Operation Protective Edge [in 2014] has been leading of Kissufim

the struggle to thwart the tunnel threat, I fully support this successful operation. The IDF’s goal is to prevent [attacks] and to strive for victory.” Iran on Monday condemned Israel as “bloodthirsty” after the Israel Defense Forces blew up an attack tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, killing seven people, including two commanders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group. “The bloodthirsty Zionist regime is trying to bend the will of the oppressed people of the occupied territories to guaran-

based coverage of Middle East news) - “for Iran, all scenarios appear to be “win-win.” As it extends its reach into Gaza it is consolidating its control over the Lebanese government via the Hizbullah terrorist organization which also provides inroads into southern Syria.” According to Yaakov Lappin, an Israeli military correspondent and analyst, “Islamic Jihad has had its own tunnel program since 2014 and this particular one appears to have been part of the network. Even so, it is very unlikely that Hamas did not From left, Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir, IDF know about it. Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, Gaza Division commander Brig. Gen.

Yehuda Fuchs and Coordinator of the Government's Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai hold a situational assessment meeting near the Gaza border on October 31, 2017. (Israel Defense Forces)

to deal with the tunnel threat before the onset of the 2014 Gaza war, added: “The IDF has learned from Operation Protective Edge and is using its intelligence, technology, engineering and operational abilities to apprehend such attempts and ensure the security of those living near Gaza.” Engineers are currently at work on a NIS 3 billion Gaza border fence that runs above “The bloodthirsty and below ground and includes Zionist regime is trying an underground concrete barrito bend the will of the oppressed people of the er armed with cameras and sensors due for completion by early occupied territories to 2019. It is unclear whether the guarantee its security tunnel blown up Monday was by killing Palestinian youths,” Foreign Ministry exposed during works on the barrier. spokesperson Bahram Col. (res.) Atai Shelach, the Qassemi said, according former commander of the IDF’s to the Iranian Tasnim “Yahalom” combat engineering news agency. unit said in a call with the Israel Project however that the tunnel nel threat. We are applying that would be “neither the fi st and technology,” Netanyahu told a not the last tunnel that the IDF Likud faction meeting short- will explode”. “It wouldn’t be a wild guess to ly after a controlled explosion rocked the Gaza border area. assume that there are many [oth“Today, we discovered and de- er tunnels]. Th y are improving molished it and we will con- their capabilities to dig more and tinue to do so. We hold Hamas more. From our side, we will try responsible for any violation of to prevent them from digging our sovereignty emanating from more and more and to expose areas under its control and by the tunnels.” persons subject to its authority.” (INN, TPS & UWI) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman lauded new Israeli tech that enabled the discovery and demolition of a Hamas tunnel crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israel. “I have said several times that we are developing breakthrough technology to deal with the tun-

IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel network in question crossed the border from Gaza into pre-1967 Israel. "[The IDF] neutralized a terror tunnel leading into southern Israel from the vicinity of Khan Yunis. The tunnel was detonated from within Israel, close to the security fence. The (IDF's) actions are in light of this grave and unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty."

tee its security by killing Palestinian youths,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said, according to the Iranian Tasnim news agency. “This is while seven decades of crimes, bloodshed and child-killing could not weaken the determination of this patient and courageous people at all,” he added. The statement from Iran came days after a Hamas delegation visited Tehran and officials in the Iranian regime praised the Hamas terrorists had trained to use the tunnels leading from Gaza Gaza rulers for not abandoning to Israel to commit deadly acts against what they call the “Zionist its armed struggle against Israel. According to The Media Line regime” web site (which focuses on fact

Liberman, too, said that IDF success in locating and destroying the tunnel was “the result of impressive operational capabilities, as well as a significant technological breakthrough, which allows us to best deal with the tunnel threat.” He added: “The message is clear to all – we will not tolerate the violation of Israeli sovereignty, and I’m emphasizing the fact that the controlled explosion happened on our side of the border. This was a blatant violation of sovereignty, and any other norms practiced between companies, countries and organizations which respect themselves. This is proof that, despite the Palestinian reconciliation, that the Gaza strip remains a ‘kingdom of terror,’ and as far as we are concerned, Hamas, which controls Gaza, is responsible.” Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a member of the Security Cabinet who was highly critical of Israel’s preparedness

“The two groups have in recent years been cooperating,” he explained to The Media Line, “as well as coordinating their responses to Israel based on the understanding that any independent action could pull both groups into an unwanted war.” Lappin raised the possibility that the Islamic Republic directed its underling to purposely dig into Israeli territory as a provocation. “The Iranians would very much like to turn Gaza into one of the bases that is used to target Israel, as well as to use the enclave as a point of entry into the West Bank, which they have been trying to access for years.”


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Israeli Delegations Meet With Palestinian Leadership in Ramallah By: Mara Vigevani

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wo Israeli delegations met with senior Palestinian politicians in Ramallah on Sunday, bowing to stiff pressure from the Trump administration and a concerted American effort to restart the peace process. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to discuss a range of joint economic projects. The meeting, also attended by the Palestinian Authority head of the Civil Affairs Authority, Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the PA General Intelligence Service Maj. Gen. Majid Faraj and Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activity in the Territories, General Yoav Mordechai, was the second between Kahlon and Hamdallah in the last six months, after more than a decade in which no senior Israeli minister had met with the Palestinian prime minister. At the same time, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu received in his offic in Jerusalem Donald Trump’s Middle East Envoy, Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, several days after Netanyahu met with visiting US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. According to the Palestinian News Agency Wafa, the meeting

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Labor MK Bahloul, Party Chairman Gabbay Square Off By: Mara Vigevani

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ouheir Bahloul (Zionist Camp), the only Arab Knesset Member representing the Labor Party, said Tuesday that his refusal to take part in a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration presents a critical test for the party’s ability to include Arab Israelis In an interview with the Israel Broadcast Corporation (Kan), Bahloul said Labor Party Chairman Avi Gabbay is “incapable of understanding and supporting Two Israeli delegations met with senior Palestinian politicians in Arab opinions” following GabRamallah on Sunday, bowing to stiff pressure from the Trump bay’s pledge earlier in the day to administration and a concerted American effort to restart the oust Bahloul over his decision to peace process. (Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir) boycott the Balfour ceremony, focused on Israeli settlements former Coordinator for Gov- as well as for his comment that and on lifti g the blockade of ernment Activities in the Terri- he is “not free” as an Arab man the Gaza Strip, as well as fin n- tories, told Army Radio it would living in Israel. cial issues related to financial be a mistake to pin hopes for a entitlements provided by the two-state arrangement on the Palestinian Authority. The Pal- current Palestinian leadership. “How this party can “There is no chance for a estinians also demanded to put represent a variety of a halt to Jewish visits to the Tem- two-state solution with Abu voices, (including) the ple Mount, which they called Mazen,” Dankot said. “But there narrative of about 20 “incursions by Jewish extremists are good chances for economic percent of the citizens of into the Al-Aqsa Mosque and collaboration, which will bring the state of Israel. At the all the holy sites,” claiming the security and stability.” moment, the message Also Sunday, Palestinian Au- the party conveys is that visits create a climate of tension and push the region towards re- thority Chairman Mahmoud Zionists are in and nonAbbas (Abu Mazen) met with ligious confli t. Zionists are out.” Following the meeting a group of former Knesset Greenblatt tweeted his satisfac- members from the so-called tion, writing “important prog- “Parliament of Peace Forum,” “This is a critical test for ress last night between Israeli including former Labor Party the Labor Party,” Bahloul said. and Palestinian side.” “How this party can represent a See Israeli Delegations Meet , page 38 However, Eitan Dankot, a variety of voices, (including) the

Zouheir Bahloul (Zionist Camp), the only Arab Knesset Member representing the Labor Party, said Tuesday that his refusal to take part in a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration presents a critical test for the party’s ability to include Arab Israelis

narrative of about 20 percent of the citizens of the state of Israel. At the moment, the message the party conveys is that Zionists are in and non-Zionists are out.” Bahloul explained that he joined the Labor Party because he wanted to challenge Israeli politics and to be an intelligent Arab serving in a centrist Israeli party in order to bring values and to give voice to the Palestinian narrative. He accused Gabay of trying to turn the party into a “second Likud” by pledging not to evacuate settlements in Judea and Samaria and not to join any coalition that includes the Joint Arab List. The controversy is not the

first for Bahloul: Last April, he insisted that Palestinians who attack IDF soldiers, as opposed to civilians, should not be considered terrorists, but said that “although they have ushered me out of the party, I was elected democratically, and I will decide when I will leave politics.” Bahloul also said that he feels ambivalent about Israel: On one side, he believes the State of Israel, “has the right to live like any other nation in the world. On the other hand, however, he wants to see his people achieve their freedom and independence alongside Israel when See Labor MK Bahloul , page 38

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Israelis Win 5 Medals at UAE Judo Tournament Despite Flagrant Anti-Semitism Edited by: JV Staff

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sraeli judoka Tal Flicker won a gold medal last Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament amid a ban by the tournament’s Arab organizers on Israeli national symbols, including the country’s flag and national anthem. Video footage of the medal ceremony shows Flicker, who won the under-66 kilograms category, singing the “Hatikvah” anthem to himself as the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) flag and anthem played in the background. “Israel is my country, and I’m proud to be Israeli. The anthem that they played of the world federation was just background noise. I was singing Hatikvah from my heart,” Flicker told reporters. Israeli judoka Fili Cohen won bronze in the women’s under-52 kilograms category. She was also forced to take the podium with the IJF flag behind her. “I’m glad we’re here, with or without the flag. As far as we’re concerned, what’s important is having [Israeli] athletes compete on such levels and proving to everyone that there's no stopping Israel,” said the coach of Israel’s team, Oren Smadja. Meanwhile, the discrimination against Israelis continued

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Israeli judoka Tal Flicker won a gold medal last Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament amid a ban by the tournament’s Arab organizers on Israeli national symbols, including the country’s flag and national anthem.

on Friday when the United Arab Emirates’s Rashad Almashjari refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent Tohar Butbul after losing to him in the men’s lightweight fi st round competition. The incident resembled an event that occurred during the 2016 Summer Olympics, when an Egyptian judoka refused to

shake the hands of his Israeli opponent after being defeated. According to human rights organizations, the government of the United Arab Emirates which is led by Abu Dhabi violates a number of fundamental human rights. The UAE does not have democratically elected institutions and citizens do not have the right to change their government or to form political parties. The e are reports of forced disappearances in the UAE, many foreign nationals and Emirati citizens have been abducted by the UAE government and illegally detained and tortured in undisclosed locations. In numerous instances, the UAE government has tortured people in custody (especially expats and political dissidents).[ and has denied their citizens the right to a speedy trial and access to counsel during officia investigations. As was reported in a Wikipedia article, flo ging and stoning are legal forms of judicial punishment in the UAE due to Sharia courts. The government restricts freedom of speech and freedom of the press, and the local media is censored to avoid criticizing the government, government official or royal families. Freedom of association and freedom of religion are also See Israeli Judoka Wins Gold , page 36

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The Giro d'Italia Cycling Race to Kick Off in Israel in 2018 Tens of thousands of tourists and cycling enthusiasts are expected to arrive in Israel next May to experience the Giro d’Italia’s festive atmosphere By: Brian Blum

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ne-hundred-seventy-six of the world’s top cyclists are heading to Israel next year to kick off the 2018 Giro d’Italia, an annual multiple-stage bicycle race that takes place primarily in Italy with a “Big Start” traveling event outside Italy. Previous years have taken the Giro to Holland, Denmark, Northern Ireland and Belgium. Starting on May 4, 2018, it’s Israel’s turn — the fi st time a Grand Tour has taken place outside of Europe. The cyclists will spend three days in the Holy Land. The fi st day, they’ll race around Jerusalem in a 10-kilometer time trial with the Old City in the background. The second day, they head to the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa before cycling to Tel Aviv by way of Acre and Caesarea – a total of 167 kilometers. On the third and final day, the cyclists will head south to Beersheva, where they’ll tool through the desert, past the Ramon Crater, before ending up, 226 kilometers later, in Eilat at the Red Sea. The Giro will finish three

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat showing Giro d’Italia cyclists around the city at the Big Start announcement in September 2017. Photo: courtesy

weeks later on May 22 in Italy. The twinning of the locations carries with it a message of peace and “the ability of sport to build bridges between people, religions and nations,” according to a Giro d’Italia news release. The Giro is broadcast live around the world. “This amazing race will expose hundreds of millions of viewers in nearly two hundred countries around the world to Israel’s spectacular landscapes, our tourist sites and our perfect weather,” commented Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who is no stranger to bringing sporting events to Israel’s capital (he was behind the launch of the Jerusalem Marathon and Formula 1 races in the city), said that having the Giro d’Italia kick off this year in Jerusalem sends a clear message that the city “is open to all.” Tens of thousands of tourists and cycling enthusiasts are expected to arrive in Israel to experience the Giro d’Italia’s festive atmosphere. The See Italian Cycling Race , page 36


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s only days remain until the NYC may- folk just run for cover.....unarmed. The NYPD, the best police force in the nation oralty election on Nov. 7th, we at the Jewish Voice are giving Republican despise him. Hizzoner's last slap in the face to mayoral candidate, Nicole Malliotakis New York's finest was when he traipsed off to the our full throated endorsement. Because of the G-20 Summit in Germany to hobnob with the fact that the current Mayor deBlasio, who is world's Progressives rather than remain behind running on the usual Democrat, Progressive, in his city to sit with and console the family of Far-Left tickets, has been the worst mayor for Police Office Miosotis Familiaon who was asthis city's citizens since its very beginning when sassinated while sitting in her patrol vehicle. the explorer, Giovanni da Verrazano gazed at its Back in 2014, at the funerals of NYPD offic s landscaping back in 1524 we urge all our legally Liu and Ramos who were shot in their patrol car, many of the police from all registered voters to fi ally over the country turned come to their senses and their backs on the mayor throw the bum out. But as he offered his worthless realistically, he is a shooeulogies. in for re-election since And then there is the Democrats hold a six-toreal estate tax situation one registration advantage where the Mayor favors over Republicans and they his multi-millionare budrobot-like vote the straight dies who live in the red hot Party ticket no matter how neighborhoods such as his, bad the situation is in their in Brooklyn, with lower city. bills. His Republican chalLet's look at the school lenger, Nicole Malliotakis system. In our dilapidated, roach fille , outdated Mayor deBlasio, who is running on the usual said the burden of taxation schools, less than 29% of Democrat, Progressive, Far-Left tickets, has fell on middle class homeits students perform on been the worst mayor for this city's citizens owners on Staten Island and other neighborhoods grade level in math and since its very beginning that have not boomed. In reading. And the same voter-taxpayers who shell out well over $20,000 support of her claims, Councilman Joe Borelli per student per year in order to turn out virtual (R-Staten Island) noted deBlasio's home district unemployables, indicates their own low levels of has a median effective tax rate of .32% while in political intelligence. The United Federation of his SI district it's more than 1%. And talking of Teachers, under Randi Weingarten are the virtu- real estate, it must be noted that the Mayor owns al rulers of their "workplace." As long as they are two homes worth a combined $3.2 million. His well paid, they turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the salary as mayor is $225, 000 and last year he parents whose offs ring they ignore during their earned more than $100,000 in rental income while he lives in Gracie Mansion. protected years of tenure. In summation, our current mayor is a total The e are now well over 62,000 homeless people who call NYC their home. Th y sleep in incompetent, inept and a danger to all of us city doorways, alleys and shelters. Their numbers residents. His accomplishments are nil. The safeincrease each year as more and more of our ty, education and quality of life of most of the residents lose their apartments due to their ad- city's residents has plummeted since his election dictions and poor educations. DeBlasio ignores in 2013. It amounted to a total rejection of the them. In a recent debate he refused to give solu- hard-nosed business-minded style of govertions to the homelessness problem. He has no nance that reigned at City Hall for two decades fear of being assaulted by one of them because of and a sharp leftw rd turn for our great city. Sadhis well armed militia that hover over him when- ly, it appears we will again select him to lead us ever he steps foot into the city's streets. Ordinary to further decline.

The “Real” Balfour Declaration

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xactly one hundred years ago, this No- the Jordanian army in its attacks meant to destroy vember 2nd, a public statement issued by Israel in the 1948 war of extermination. We sugthe British government during World War gest (with little hope it would be done) that Israel I announcing support for the establish- demands the return to it, of its original "national ment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in home." Bear in mind, as well, that in the creation Palestine, then an Ottoman Empire region, reads of Israel out of the 20% of its original promised homeland, half of that area as follows: was carved out by the U.N. "His Majesty's governto become another Musment view with favour the lim state led by the likes of establishment in Palestine Yasser Arafat, the PLO and of a national home for the Hamas. Talk about getting Jewish people, and will use 10 cents on the dollar. their best endeavors to faPlease note that although cilitate the achievement of Britain stated clearly in its this object. It being clearly original text to the Jews in understood that nothing 1917 that they would not shall be done which may infringe at all the civil reprejudice the civil and religious rights of non-Jews ligious rights of existing within its proposed borders, non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and Please note that although Britain stated the country of Trans-Jordan political status enjoyed by clearly in its original text to the Jews in was created with no such Jews in any other country." 1917 that they would not infringe at all demands on the Muslims. This was the Balfour the civil religious rights of non-Jews within Today, no Jews are permitDeclaration which was sup- its proposed borders, the country of ted to live in that country. posed to have created a Jew- Trans-Jordan was created with no such Only foolish Jews who visish state. Of course this was demands on the Muslims. Today, no Jews it Jordan to vacation and sight-see are permitted to done during the war when are permitted to live in that country. spend their money and then England wanted to secure the support of Jews in Russia, Germany and the board their planes back to wherever. If there is any celebration of the Balfour DecUnited States. But promises to Jews are often as long lasting as ice immersed in a boiling glass laration, let those ecstatic, euphoric souls who of coffee. In 1921, with the war over and Jewish whoop it up as a day for rejoicing, final y come influence, whatever it was, no longer needed, the to the realization that it was nothing more than a League of Nations and England took away 80% of fake-out to Jews. Think back to the refusal of Britthat land and created Trans-Jordan, now known ain during the 1930's to permit Jews to find safe merely as Jordan. It was not until 41 years after haven in that land they were promised way back the Balfour fake-out that the Jewish state of Israel in 1917. How many Jewish lives would have been saved if the promise of the Balfour Declaration was created. And no thanks to the British, whose troops led had been kept?

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Letters to the Editor Are our Subway Platforms Safe? Dear Editor: MTA New York City Transit plans to spend millions for design, construction and installation of pilot floor to ceiling safety barriers on the Third Avenue Manhattan Canarsie L Line subway station platforms may not be the best use of scarce financial resources. Several years ago, the MTA estimated it could easily cost over $1 billion for installation of platform safety barriers at all 471 stations. The MTA has yet to come up with a design which could accommodate different station platform and subway car configurations. There is also potential conflicts with how garbage trains would be able to function. What about the impact on air circulation and smoke conditions? In an emergency, how would employees working on tracks in stations access platforms? These dollars would be better spent toward fully funding the emergency $836 million "Subway Action Plan" to deal with today's crises. It is currently short over $400 million.

According to a NYC Citizens Budget Commission report released last year, it will take 51 years or until 2067 for all 471 NYC Transit Subway Stations to reach a state of good repair. The cost will be billions. This does not include the expense of bringing more stations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Millions of people safely ride subways daily without falling onto the tracks. Far more pedestrians die crossing a street than those pushed or falling onto a subway track. What's next, safety barriers on every street corner protecting pedestrians when crossing the street? Funding for this pilot safety platform barriers would be better spent elsewhere. 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.)

“No” to Assisted Suicide Bill in NJ Legislature Dear Editor: As we all know the Governors’ Election day is coming up in New Jersey, however what many of us don’t always pay attention to is the local state races. While I can almost guarantee that your vote for governor may not make a difference in many assembly districts even a few votes can make a difference. Four years ago Timothy Eustace who is probably the biggest progressive in the assembly won his election by only 56 votes. While Timothy Eustace’s entire voting record is beyond terrible, two particular bills he sponsored promote our specific ire. The first of these bills is his sponsoring assisted suicide (2451), while this bill would be terrible regardless of the specifics of the bill, this specific bill would horrify us even if we supported the concept of assisted suicide. The sponsor of this bill assures us there our safeguards an there is no possibility of something going wrong, which in this case would mean an innocent life has been snuffed out. Since this entire safeguards process is contingent on the premise that 2 witnesses are verifying the entire process is legitimate and willingly, we would assume that this would be the spot where the strongest safeguards were in place. However a close look at this section shows that this is the section where the most flagrant lack of safe guards are in the entire bill

Some of the lowlights of the bill include: One of who can be completely biased, thus the two witnesses are really, one only officially non “biased” witness and one officially biased witness. Doesn’t make the witnesses put down their address allowing Joe Smith to testify without any other clarifiers on the off shot we suspect fraud. Not checking the signatures of the witnesses for fraudulent signatures, it the two signatures have the same handwriting, if they or even if the witnesses are really people at all. No minimum age for the witnesses thus allowing even pre-teens to testify An ex wife / ex husband is considered an unbiased witness A live in boy-friend/ girl friend is considered an unbiased witness A life insurance beneficiary is considered an unbiased witness An agent from the patient’s medical insurance company is considered an unbiased witness If someone is a unbiased witness and 2 minutes later is named in the person’s will it doesn’t nullify their testimony If a patient is a resident of a nursing home the bill mandates that facility pick one of the witnesses, and allows them to pick the “unbiased” witness Sincerely

Abraham Sharaby

Removal of Statues is “Stupid” Dear Editor: The removal of historical plaques, statues and other tributes & memorials to ‘The Father of our Country’ George Washington, ostensibly because it might cause discomfort to some people living today who claim to be descended from slaves and therefore might cause them to be offended, is a prime example of the literal lunacy that passes for contemporary morality among the rabble of the clueless and the careless living in today’s America. It is stupid and it stinks. Any individual, group, association or entity of

any description that puts up with this nonsense and submits to this brand of coercion, intimidation, harassment and bullying by peddlers of this destructive divisiveness – is both shamefully unpatriotic and shamefully cowardice. Such thuggery is wholly out of place in this nation and is to be viewed and acted upon for precisely what it is – painfully stupid and totally un-American. Sincerely

Mort Kuff

Freedom of Religion Must Be Preserved Dear Editor: The sponsor of the bill calling for the legalization of assisted suicide in New Jersey claims that our care will not get worse due to this bill, and he cites this part of the bill: Nothing in this bill shall be construed to “lower the applicable standard of care to be provided by a health care professional who participates”, however what he neglects to inform us is that the medical insurance companies do not have a similar provision, thus the bill specifically allows medical insurance companies to significantly downgrade or abrogate their coverage if this bill should pass. The second terrible bill that was sponsored by Timothy Eustace (the biggest progressive in the NJ legislature) is a bill that basically declares a war against other states which pass freedom of religion bills. Eustace wants New Jersey to boycott states that allow caterers to refuse to cater weddings that they feel is a sin, or don’t allow men into women’s bathrooms. Forgetting freedom of religion, or the rights of states to decide their own law.

Besides the fact that these policies are the proper course of action and you couldn’t find any society that would do differently until a few years ago, freedom of religion is literally the first right in the countries first amendment and the top thing mentioned in our states constitution. By sponsoring a bill ban travel to states that allow these things that we believe the state of New Jersey should also do, he is actually treating states like South Dakota as though it were an enemy of state of New Jersey. This flies in the face of the words the UNITED States. It’s bad enough to support LGBTs over everyone else, but when New Jersey through Assemblyman Eustace try and use imperialistic methods to impose their will on other states for supporting women and freedom of religion, it flies in the face of all that America holds dear. When faced with these facts we must vote for Christopher Wolf. He is the only option. Sincerely

Mark Prokansky


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How Hillary’s Dossier was Used to Spy on Trump The conspiracy that led from the Hillary campaign to eavesdropping on Trump official By: Daniel Greenfield

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ow do you legally spy on your political opponents? At some point in time that question was asked in the White House, at the DNC or in the hotel suites where Hillary and her staff were staying during her speaking tours. It wasn’t exactly asked that way. But it was asked. And now we know more of the answer. What Hillary and Obama did wasn’t Watergate. Th t was amateur hour. Its sophistication is a tribute to the left’s deep knowledge and control of the workings of Washington, D.C. Th men and women who planned this and carried it out understood not only government, but had an intimate familiarity with the loopholes in the laws and the networks of contacts that could realize their highly illegal plans. The eavesdropping on Trump official carried the ‘fingerprints’ of an administration that bypassed Congress to fund left wing groups by blackmailing banks into huge settlements paid out to political allies in a billion dollar slush fund and sent pallets of foreign currency to Iran on unmarked planes. A complete lack of ethical norms was combined with the careful use of legal loopholes to protect the actions of the perpetrators

even while they were engaging in a criminal conspiracy. The revolutionary cell is embedded into left-wi g organizing. The e cells combined into networks across government, the media and the non-profit sector to pursue a collective agenda. The latest revelations about the Trump dossier give us greater insight into how Obama and Hillary’s people conspired to legally eavesdrop on political opponents by breaking up that eavesdropping into a series of legal actions carried out across different cells. The road that led to Susan Rice and Samantha Power ‘unmasking’ Trump official began with the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee funding a dossier pushing Trump-Russia conspiracies. The dossier was sourced through Fusion GPS which is notorious for hand feeding material to reporters. The Clinton campaign was seeing to it that whatever Fusion GPS produced would make its way into media stories without having Hillary’s fi gerprints on it. Indeed the only reason we learned that Hillary and the DNC were ultimately behind the dossier was a congressional subpoena that risked exposing other Fusion GPS clients. But the second reason was far more devious and devastating.

his own money on it after the election. Some figu es in the FBI decided to take Steele’s material, offering to pay him for his work Fusion GPS’ man for the job and reimbursing some of his exwas Christopher Steele. The forpenses. Portions of the dossier mer British intelligence figu e were used to justify the FISA had connections with FBI peoeavesdropping on Trump offiple. Hillary Clinton wasn’t just cials and were then rolled into doing “opposition research” as the Mueller investigation. her former press secretary has Th t is how cells coordinate claimed. The best way to do opby breaking up a larger plot into position research in an Amera series of individual actions ican election doesn’t involve that just happen to produce hiring a Brit in London with the ideal result. Hillary and the contacts in Russian intelligence DNC hire Fusion GPS. Fusion and the FBI. GPS hires Steele. Steele contacts an FBI pal. The FBI takes up the dossier. And then it’s turned into a pretext for eavesdropping. But there isn’t supposed to be a link between the Democrats and the eavesdropping. That’s why Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign and DNC lawyer who hired Fusion GPS, had denied it in the past. It’s why Fusion GPS fought the investigation so desperately. Opposition research isn’t a crime. A conspiracy to eavesdrop on your political opponents however is very much a criminal matter. A forensic examination of the Daniel Greenfield writes: “What Hillary and Obama did wasn’t dirty dossier’s journey shows us Watergate. That was amateur hour. Its sophistication is a tribute that this modern Watergate was to the left’s deep knowledge and control of the workings of a collaborative effort between an Washington, D.C” outgoing Democrat administraThe official story is that Steele tion and its expected Dem sucTh t is however the best way to independently produce infor- was a dedicated whistleblower cessor. The effort was broken up mation that can be injected into who decided to message an FBI into two big pieces. The Clinton an intelligence investigation. (It’s pal for reasons “above party pol- side would generate the materialso, perhaps not coincidentally, itics” while the Fusion GPS boss al. The Obama side would make a great way for the Russians to was so dedicated that he spent use of it. Steele was positioned inject their own material into a presidential election without getting their fi gerprints on it.) Hiring Fusion GPS and then Steele created two degrees of separation between the dossier and Hillary. A London ex-intel man is a strange choice for opposition research in an American election, but a great choice to create a plausible ‘source’ that appears completely disconnected from American politics. What would an ex-M.I.6 agent have to do with Hillary, Obama or Trump?

as the interface between the two sides of the effort. The London detour created and laundered the dossier. Moving the operation offsh re tangled the connection between the Clinton side and the Obama side. This was important because what Steele produced wasn’t really opposition research, but a pretext for a government investigation. That pretext couldn’t come directly from Hillary. But the FBI was too politically divided to generate it. Obama Inc. needed that pretext, but it also didn’t want to generate it internally. Any investigation of the political opposition was inherently explosive. It was better if the intelligence came from outside and especially overseas. Th t was why Fusion GPS brought in Steele. The fi st FISA request was filed in June. It was shot down by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Th t was the same month we were told that Fusion GPS hired Steele. The second FISA request came through in October. Th t was the month, Steele did his fi st media interview with Mother Jones. Two birds were being killed with one stone. Obama’s Watergate depended on extensive compartmentalization. The process that led to the eavesdropping on Trump officials and their unmasking at the See How Hillary’s Dossier , page 36

Will the NFL Be the First Legal Monopoly in US History to Fail? By: James G. Robertson for $1.69 billion in damages. to fumble a monopoly? An- ineff ble you assign the nature stop the damage.

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onday Night Football ratings are down. NFL ticket sales are down. Stadiums are half empty. The NFL may cut 10 Thursday night broadcasts from the lineup. NFL owners met in New York last week to deal with the kneeling crisis. Now consider this: the NFL is a private monopoly established by an act of Congress, and it looks like it’s going down. How is such a thing possible? In 1961, after a federal court nullified the NFL’s exclusive two-year broadcasting contract with CBS, Congress passed the Sports Broadcasting Act (SBA). To overcome the court’s ruling, the SBA made it legal for individual teams to pool their broadcasting rights and to sell the pooled rights as a package to various broadcasting networks. By protecting it from Sherman anti-trust violations, Congress established the NFL as a legal monopoly. Since then, it has been all but impossible for any other corporation to compete for the professional football dollar. From 1983 to 1985, the United States Football League tried, but ultimately failed, even though they sued the NFL for monopolistic practices and won the suit. The suit alleged that the NFL inhibited the new league’s ability to obtain broadcast coverage, and thereby to generate revenue, and the new league asked

The jury agreed that the NFL was a monopoly, but decided that the NFL’s television contracts did not violate the law. In the end, the upstart league was awarded only $3 in damages and it went bust. Subsequently, the NFL fl urished, with lots of help from taxpayers. In 2015, a report from the Taxpayers Protection Alliance said: Since 1995, a staggering 29 of the 31 stadiums that house NFL teams received public subsidies for construction, renovation or both. Between 1995 and today, taxpayers have been forced to spend nearly $7 billion subsidizing NFL stadium construction and renovation projects. The NFL is a cash machine. It generated about $14 billion in revenue in 2016. The average salary of an NFL player is $1.9 million per year. About 68% of NFL players are black. Th y’re all millionaires. So here we are in 2017. Taxpayers build the factories (stadiums) where the NFL’s essential employees (football players) produce its saleable goods (footballs games). What a deal. Congress gives you a monopoly and the taxpayers build your factories. Then all you have to do is run the factory for half of the year and play a football game once a week. It’s a guaranteed gravy train for everyone. The NFL could profit forever. How could the NFL possibly foul it up? To repeat, how is it possible

swer: turn it over to the race industry. What does the race industry do? What is the essential and fundamental thing it does? It runs a shakedown scam. Here’s how it works.

of the blame the better. Racism is perfect. It can be everywhere and nowhere. It lives in the mind of someone else. You can call it up as needed, or dismiss it as needed. The third step is to identify

The author writes: “Colin Kaepernick ran the scam to perfection, and now we’re seeing the payoff. The disparity was his sense of injustice. After feeling the disparity, he took a knee during the nation anthem as a general protest against injustice in society. By doing it while on the job, he associated blame with the NFL, and made the NFL the representative of society” (Photo Credit: You Tube)

The shakedown scam starts with an arbitrary claim of disparity. Anything can be interpreted as a disparity or as representing a disparity – history, symbolic statues, murder rates, income inequality, schools, police, low income housing, football players without a job – literally, anything. The next step is to blame the disparity on society, in particular, some intangible quality of society. The more vague and

an evil doer associated with the ineff ble source of the disparity. The targeted evil doer has to be a plausible representative of society, and must have the ability to pay up. With a targeted evil doer in mind, the fourth step is to mount a smear campaign against the evil doer. Any type of smear campaign will do, as long as it’s legal, and as long as it causes social and fin ncial harm to the evil doer. The last step is to demand a payoff to

Colin Kaepernick ran the scam to perfection, and now we’re seeing the payoff. The disparity was his sense of injustice. After feeling the disparity, he took a knee during the nation anthem as a general protest against injustice in society. By doing it while on the job, he associated blame with the NFL, and made the NFL the representative of society. Taking the knee was the public smear campaign and it spread like a virus. Everyone was taking a knee, even the owners. It was designed to make the NFL look bad, and it worked. Many fans were insulted and they quit watching. When money started ebbing from NFL coffers, the NFL panicked and held a meeting to figu e out how to stop the damage. Now comes the payoff. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL won’t force players to stand for the anthem, and that it will pivot to “community issues” to help players with their “activism.” Goodell and Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin signed a letter to Congress supporting criminal justice reform, because, of course, “we can’t arrest our way out of this” and we have to stop the “school to prison pipeline” in order to obtain social justice. If you have any doubt about black drug gangs and the epidemic of black violence in America, just follow Colin Flaherty’s daily crime documentary. Then ask your-

self, “What kind of criminal justice reform is going to stop the crime?” Confused Eagles defensive end Chris Long announced that he would donate the remainder of his salary this year to increase “educational equality.” How about that! The scammers shamed him into making a voluntary payoff! While we must applaud everyone’s charitable donations, at some point we have to ask, “Didn’t he get the memo?” Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education in 1979. Today it has more than 4,000 employees and an annual budget of $68 billion. Historical government budget data show that $1.6 trillion has been appropriated from the federal treasury for education since 1980. If we don’t have educational equality after $1.6 trillion of federal government meddling, how many trillions more is it going to take? Does Long really think his salary will buy “educational equality,” whatever that is? And the shakedown scam hasn’t ended. After Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers to become a free agent, he was unemployed. Now Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says that in order to resolve the kneeling crisis, Kaepernick has to be hired by another team. Kaepernick himself is suing the NFL for collusion, and he’s wangled a $1 million book deal for his story. He See Will the NFL Be , page 36


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Remembering Lord Balfour and His Greatest of Gifts By: Caroline Glick

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his week Israel’s judo team was harassed and discriminated against by UAE official when they tried to board a fli ht from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, en route to Abu Dhabi to participate in the Judo Grand Slam competition. Apropos of nothing, UAE told the Israelis they would only be permitted to enter the UAE from Amman. And once they fi nally arrived at the competition, they were prohibited from competing under their national flag Lowlights of the UAE’s shameful bigotry included the forcing Tal Flicker to receive his gold medal under the international Judo association’s flag with the association’s theme song, rather than Israel’s national anthem playing in the background and the sight of a Moroccan female judoka literally running away from her Israeli opponent rather than shake hands with her.

el’s establishment 70 years ago down the memory hole. Th near-consensus view of UN institutions and to a growing degree, of EU institutions, not to mention the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, is that the Jewish exile should never have ended. The Jews should have remained scattered and at the mercy of the nations of the world, forever. In the face of the growing discrimination Israelis suffer and rejection Israel endures, how are we to look at the centennial of the Balfour Declaration, which we will mark next Thursday? One hundred years ago, on November 2, 1917, Arthur Balfour, foreign secretary of Great Britain, detonated a bomb whose aftershocks are still being felt in Britain and worldwide. Th t day, Balfour issued a letter to Lord Walter Rothschild, the leader of the British Jewish community. The letter, which quickly be-

The Palestinian Arab leadership at the time rejected his statement. Shortly thereafter the Arabs initiated a terrorist onslaught against the Jewish community in the Land of Israel that has continued, more or less without interruption, ever since. Indeed, for the Palestinians, nothing has changed. Th y have not moved an inch in a hundred years. PLO chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas now demands that Britain officia y renounce the Balfour Declaration and apologize

that some people do have about the Balfour Declaration and we recognize that there is more work to be done. We remain committed to the two-state solution in relation to Israel and the Palestinians.” This bring us back to the Palestinians, and the UAE, and the protesters who will be screaming out against Balfour and David Lloyd George from one end of Britain to the other next week demanding their declaration be withdrawn and history rolled back.

One hundred years ago, on November 2, 1917, Arthur Balfour, foreign secretary of Great Britain, detonated a bomb whose aftershocks are still being felt in Britain and worldwide. Lord Balfour is pictured above visiting Hebrew University in Tel Aviv in April of 1925

for having issued it as if Lord Balfour was still foreign secretary and David Lloyd George was still prime minster. Their growing chorus of supporters at the UN, throughout the Islamic world, and in Europe is similarly stuck in 1917. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t believe that the enduring Arab and international rejection of Israel’s right to exist mitigates the signific nce of the Balfour Declaration. Next week he will travel to London to participate in the centennial commemorations of the Balfour Declarations at the side of British Prime Minister The esa May.

The e people are not fringe elements. Th y have lots of people in positions of power in Britain who agree with them. Britain’s main opposition party is being led by an ardent Israel-basher. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced Monday that he will not be participating the Balfour centennial ceremonies. And that makes sense. It would be awkward for a man who was elected and reelected after calling Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists his “friends,” to be celebrating Britain’s role in establishing the state his friends are working to destroy. Corbyn’s boycott, and his very

The letter, which quickly became known as the Balfour Declaration, effectively announced the British Empire supported an end of the Jewish people’s 1,800-year exile and its return to history, as a free nation in its homeland – the Land of Israel. In Balfour’s immortal words, “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object.”

The discrimination that Israel’s judokas suffered is newsworthy because it’s appalling, not because it is rare. It isn’t rare. Israeli athletes and performers, professors, students and tourists in countries throughout the world are regularly discriminated against for being Israeli Jews. Concerts are picketed or canceled. Israelis are denied educational opportunities and teaching positions. Israeli brands are boycotted and Israeli shops are picketed from Montreal to Brooklyn to Johannesburg. The simple act of purchasing Israeli cucumbers has become a political statement in countries around the world. And of course, there is the world of diplomacy, where the nations of the world seem to have flushed the news of Isra-

came known as the Balfour Declaration, effectively announced the British Empire supported an end of the Jewish people’s 1,800-year exile and its return to history, as a free nation in its homeland – the Land of Israel. In Balfour’s immortal words, “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object.”

Israeli athletes and performers, professors, students and tourists in countries throughout the world are regularly discriminated against for being Israeli Jews

Once they finally arrived at the UAE judo competition, the Israeli team members were prohibited from competing under their national flag. Lowlights of the UAE’s shameful bigotry included the forcing Tal Flicker to receive his gold medal under the international Judo association’s flag with the association’s theme song, rather than Israel’s national anthem playing in the background and the sight of a Moroccan female judoka literally running away from her Israeli opponent rather than shake hands with her.

In fact it is richly ironic that the Palestinians and their supporters blame the British for the establishment of Israel. Shortly after the Balfour Declaration was issued, British authorities, particularly on the ground in the Middle East, did everything they possibly could to cancel it. In 1920, British military office s asked the local Arab strongman Haj Amin al-Husseini to incite a pogrom in Jerusalem over Passover. Husseini’s thugs murdered four Jews and wounded many more. The purpose of the pogrom was to convince the British Parliament to cancel the Balfour Declaration. The plan didn’t work. Lloyd George and Balfour and their colleagues weren’t interested in abandoning their three year old declaration.

In Balfour’s immortal words, “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object.” Two years later the League of Nations established the British Mandate for Palestine on the basis of the Balfour Declaration. But the seeds of doubt were duly sown. Almost immediately after the League of Nations issued the Mandate, the British carved off three-quarters of the ter-

ritory earmarked for the Jewish national home to create Trans-Jordan. It was largely downhill from there. The Mandate required Britain to fulfill the promise of the Balfour Declaration, by among other things facilitating mass Jewish immigration to the Land of Israel. Yet, with each successive wave of Arab terrorism against the Jews, the British issued restrictions on Jewish immigration and limitations on the right of Jews to purchase land that grew harsher with each iteration. The e actions paved the way for the 1939 White Paper which abrogated the Balfour Declaration in all but name. It renounced Zionism, and effectively ruled out any possibility of a viable Jewish state being established by blocking Jewish immigration and land purchase. It also sealed the fate of the Jews of Europe, by denying them the ability to flee to the one place on earth that wanted them – their home. British antagonism to Jews and their national liberation movement only grew in the postwar years. News of the Holocaust didn’t move the British to fulfill their commitment under the Balfour Declaration. Instead, they threw Holocaust survivors into prison camps in Cyprus and raised the Arab Legion, the most powerful Arab military force in the 1948-49 War of Independence. Britain only recognized Israel in 1950. So again why is Netanyahu See Balfour’s Greatest of Gifts , page 37

In 1920, British military officers asked the local Arab strongman Haj Amin al-Husseini (pictured above) to incite a pogrom in Jerusalem over Passover. Husseini’s thugs murdered four Jews and wounded many more. The purpose of the pogrom was to convince the British Parliament to cancel the Balfour Declaration.

May said on Wednesday that she is “proud” to commemorate the declaration. In her words, “We are proud of the role that we played in the creation of the State of Israel and we certainly mark the centenary with pride.” This was certainly nice of her. But May also felt it necessary to tip her hat to the Balfour haters. So she added, “We must also be conscious of the sensitivities

rise to power, are clear signs that Balfour’s legacy is a mixed bag. Except that it isn’t a mixed bag. At a very deep level, Israel owes its existence to the Balfour Declaration. This is true not because the Balfour Declaration changed the way the world For the first time since the fall of the fortress of Betar in 135 CE, viewed the Jews. It manifestly Jews, dispersed throughout the nations dared to believe that did not – not in its own time, the reconstitution of Israel could happen in their lifetimes. and not today.


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What We Can Learn From World War II – A Review of ‘Second World Wars’ by Victor Davis Hanson By: Matthew Continetti

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hile visiting Hillsdale College this week, I was unexpectedly bequeathed a gift. When I arrived at the house where I am staying I discovered on the buffet table in the kitchen a small collection of books on military history, grand strategy, and World War II. Among them was the bound galley of Victor Davis Hanson's The Second World Wars, published last week by Basic Books. Having heard advance praise for the book, I picked up the hefty galley. I have not put it down since. Most surveys of the global conflagr tion between September 1939 and September 1945 are chronological. They begin with the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in Germany, describe the appeasement policy of the British and French governments that allowed him to seize territory nonviolently during the latter half of the 1930s, mention the Japanese invasion and occupation of Manchuria, and proceed through the blitzkrieg in Poland, the collapse of France, the Battle of Britain, Operation Barbarossa, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, American entry into the war, Operation Torch, the campaigns in Sicily and Italy, the battles of Midway and Stalingrad, island hopping in the Pacific, Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and so on until the hammer and sickle are raised over the smoking ruin of the Reichstag and the fi ebombing of Tokyo and the dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki bring the war to a devastating close. But Victor Davis Hanson's history is thematic. The war is dissected into its constituent parts, allowing the historian to examine at length aspects of the confli t that would be given short shrift in a narrative account. What is remarkable is that despite the absence of a traditional storyline the reader's attention never flags. Indeed, I have

Hanson draws the reader's attention to certain details that seem obvious in retrospect but take on a greater signific nce when considered anew. Great Britain, for example, "was the only Allied power that fought the entire war against Germany and its Axis partners from September 3, 1939, to Japan's formal surrender on September 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay." And it was by far the weakest of the allies, making its steadfastness more remarkable still. Of the two other Allied powers, the United States did not enter the war until December 1941, and then only against Japan until Germany and Italy declared war on America four days later. As for the Soviet Union, it began the war as an ally of Hitler and did not switch loyalties until the Nazis began racing toward Moscow in June 1941. Th Axis was equally unstable. "Unlike the Allied alliance," Hanson writes, "the Axis league was predicated not in reaction to what the enemy had done but entirely on ephemeral perceptions of Germany winning the war and ensuring a favorable postwar settlement." Hanson's disjunctive method, his insistence on seeing the war through one lens before moving on to another, has the effect of giving the story of World War II a dynamism and unpredictability missing from more traditional histories. His argument is that World War II was not a single Victor Davis Hanson's The Second World War confli t but several, ranging the expanse of the learned more in a few days with this dog-eared globe, each varying with the arrival and departure galley than I have in a lifetime of interest in World of advanced technologies, sophisticated ideologies, national armies, and legendary statesmen. War II. For starters, it had never occurred to me how What started as a territorial fi ht along Germaunique and horrifying it is that the Axis powers ny's eastern border was transformed into a global killed more men and women than the Allies de- war of total victory by the entirely unpredictable spite losing the war. Typically, Hanson observes, and contingent events of Operation Barbarossa, it is the other way around. He also emphasizes the Pearl Harbor, and Germany and Italy's declarafact that World War II was the first modern war in tion of war against the United States. "Despite the which the combatants consciously targeted civil- wartime propaganda that followed, there were few ian populations, through strategic bombing, rock- common fault lines of religion, race, or geography et, napalm, and atomic attacks, and in the case of to make sense of this confusing confli t—much less common methods of conducting the fi htthe Axis ethnic cleansing and genocide.

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ing," says Hanson. Lost into this vortex were the souls of some 60 million people, most of them civilians. As I make my way through this verbal museum of the largest and deadliest war in human history, two themes seem of particular relevance to the present moment. The fi st is the importance of technology to victory in combat. Hanson's chapter on the air war is gripping not only in its evocation of Stukas, Spitfi es, Mustangs, Zeros, Messerschmitts, and B-17s, but also in its depiction of the novelty and power of air supremacy. Hanson demonstrates that Axis propaganda and ambition obscured a much lower technological and productive capacity than the Allies enjoyed even at the outset of the war. Advances in aircraft and radar gave the British and later the Americans the advantage. The incredible number of U.S. aircraft carriers brought a greater advantage still. (The Nazis had none.) Nazi research and development was scattershot and halfh arted, subject to Hitler's crazed imagination and tumultuous decision-making. The Germans may have deployed the fi st rocket jet and long-range ballistic missile, but they lacked the capacity for sustained largescale work such as the Manhattan Project. Another pertinent theme of this book is the grandeur and fragility of deterrence. "Th oughout history," Hanson writes, "confli t had always broken out between enemies when the appearance of deterrence—the material and spiritual likelihood of using greater military power successfully against an aggressive enemy—vanished." We often think of deterrence in quantitative terms, as a function of how many missiles we have, how many troops in uniform, how many carriers or submarines or Global Hawks, how many artillery batteries are deployed across the DMZ. But note that Hanson places equal weight on the invisible aspects of deterrence, on a nation's fi hting See What We Can Learn , page 36

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Theater for the New City Presents “Prague, 1912: the Savoy Café Yiddish Theatre" Edited by: JV Staff

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he Th ater for the New City is exceptionally pleased to present "Prague, 1912: the Savoy Café Yiddish Th atre" by Lu Hauser and directed by George Ferencz. It's an endearing backstage comedy of a pre-WWI Yiddish Th ater troupe and a young man who writes for them. Performances are November 9th to the 26th on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM (no performance Thanksgiving). The piece is a comedy based on historic personalities of the Yiddish Th ater. A vagabond acting company comes to Prague: it's Jak Lowy and his leading lady, Mme. Trassik. Lowy is a veteran actor who has put stars in her eyes and they are lovers. When they act together, it's magic, but their repertoire is a shambles and they subsist more by selling baked sweet potatoes than by selling tickets to their unconventional versions of classic plays. What emerges is a backstage comedy of their love-hate relationship and their entrapment of a sympathetic local writer named Gregor Samsa — a joyride through this trio's creative process that is a celebration of everyone's love for the theater. Jenne Vath plays Mme. Trassik, John

What emerges is a backstage comedy of their love-hate relationship and their entrapment of a sympathetic local writer named Gregor Samsa — a joyride through this trio's creative process that is a celebration of everyone's love for the theater.

Itzhak Lowy, Source Unknown

Yiddish theater actors Itzhak Lowy and Mania Tshissik – Source Unknown

Barilla plays Lowy and Jason Howard plays Gregor Samsa. Alex Wilborn provides musical accompaniment on the cornet. Playwright Lu Hauser (1924-2011) was a classical actress who turned to playwriting. Her works have been produced at EST, The Cherry Lane, Th 92nd Street Y, The Public, The Actors Th ater of Louisville, Intiman Th ater of Seattle, the New Stage Th ater of Jackson, Mississippi, and The Goodman Th ater in Chicago. Her "Lincoln on Hester Street" was awarded the fi st place prize by the American Alliance for Th ater and Education and was produced at Th ater For the New City, directed by George Ferencz, in 2009.

Kafka's Quest, a.k.a. Kafka/Samsa" is a quasi-realistic play by the late playwright Lu Hauser that imagines the family life of Gregor Samsa

Her "Not Dead Yet," "New Parachutes" and "The Client (a.k.a The New Montana)" were produced in the inaugural season of The 42nd Street Workshop. George Ferencz (director) is best known for his direction of plays by Sam Shepard. Recognized by the New York Times "as one of the foremost directorial interpreters of Shepard," he has directed landmark productions of "Angel City," "Back Bog Beast Bait," "Cowboy Mouth (in Concert), "Suicide in B-Flat" and "The Tooth of the Crime." His TNC productions include "Lincoln on Hester Street," "Fear Itself," "Piecework," "Delicate Feelings" and "The Space

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Show," the fi st TNC production at 155 First Avenue. As a resident director at La MaMa, he has directed over 30 productions including most recently the blues opera "Conjur Woman" in New York and Rome. Mr. Ferencz guided playwright Hauser in the evolution of the play, which was written between 2009 and her death in 2011. The characters Lowy and Trassik are loosely inspired by the Yiddish Th ater figu es Itzhak Lowy, a prominent Polish Yiddish Th ater actor who died in the Treblinka extermination camp, and Mania Tshissik, a member of his troupe. Th y were both bullheaded, constantly at loggerheads and obstinate with each other.

George Ferencz (director) is best known for his direction of plays by Sam Shepard. Recognized by the New York Times "as one of the foremost directorial interpreters of Shepard," he has directed landmark productions of "Angel City," "Back Bog Beast Bait," "Cowboy Mouth (in Concert), "Suicide in B-Flat" and "The Tooth of the Crime."


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Hamas Rejoins Iran's Terrorist Axis By: Yaakov Lappin

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amas is deepening its ties with Iran and its radical Shi'ite axis. Iranian cash is once again expected to fund Gaza's war preparations and arms build-up program. Before the 2011 outbreak of the war in Syria, Sunni Hamas and Shi'ite Iran were united by their goal to destroy Israel. Iran helped arm and fund Hamas' terrorist-guerilla army in Gaza. But the two fell out after find ing themselves on opposite sides of the sectarian fence in the bloody Syria war. Iran, largely through its Lebanese proxy Hizballah, has committed troops and weapons to prop up dictator Bashar Al-Assad. Now, out of cash and isolated, Hamas is in search of backing from a major regional power, and it is returning to Iran's orbit. The Iranians have been indicating that past fall-outs are history, and that Hamas will get all of the help it needs to prepare for future war against Israel. Israel's intelligence community is closely monitoring these developments. The Islamic Republic will grant Hamas "all assistance that

it requests," a senior Iranian official told the Lebanon-based Al Mayadin TV network, according to Israel's Ynet website. "Relations with Iran are excellent and Iran is the largest supporter of the [Hamas armed wing] Izz Al-Din Kassam Brigades with money and arms," Hamas' chief in Gaza, Yehya al-Sinwar said. "The relationship today is developing and returning to what it was in the old days," Sinwar told Reuters. "This will be refle ted in the resistance [against Israel] and in the agenda to achieve the liberation," he said. "Liberation" is a reference to Hamas' ideological long-term commitment to destroy Israel and replace it with a Palestinian-Islamist state. One immediate result of the Iranian-Hamas reconciliation is the new Hamas outpost being built in Lebanon. Lebanon is under the fi m control of Iran's proxy, Hizballah. It is now seeing the arrival of Hamas members who have set up a new command center. From there, Hamas could set up terrorist cells in the West Bank. Hamas' new presence in Lebanon could also be used to create a rocket-fi ing base, or

cross-border terror cells operat- took part in a senior Hamas practical denial of the third preing from Lebanon, with Hizbal- delegation to Iran earlier this condition — cutting ties with Iran," Arouri said. "Undoubtmonth. lah's and Iran's approval. edly, the Palestinian resistance forces will never give up... their arms," he was quoted by Reuters as saying. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, praised Hamas' stance. Khamenei's representative congratulated Hamas "for declaring that you will not set your weapons aside," according to the semi-offici Fars news agency. Renewed Iranian support probably will take the form of suitcases of cash entering Gaza via smuggling tunnels. Some tunnels linking Gaza to the Sinai Peninsula remain, One of the Hamas members seen in Beirut recently is its No. though many others have been 2 man, Saleh Al-Arouri. He has been responsible for remotely demolished by Egypt. setting up terrorist cells in the West Bank. Until recently, Al-Arouri Iranian know-how in producoperated out of Hamas' headquarters in Turkey. Al-Arouri has ing rockets, RPGs, mortars, and been appointed Hamas deputy leader. He took part in a senior drones will also, once again, be Hamas delegation to Iran earlier this month. used to train Hamas engineers, Tho e ties with Iran are one who are in charge of Hamas' doOne of the Hamas members seen in Beirut recently is reason why Israel's cabinet re- mestic weapons industry. Iranian guerilla combat docits No. 2 man, Saleh Al-Arouri. jected recognition of a fled ling He has been responsible for re- Hamas-Fatah unity govern- trines, which already have influmotely setting up terrorist cells ment. Israel will not recognize enced Hamas greatly, could also in the West Bank. Until recent- the new Palestinian government reappear in Gaza, in updated ly, Al-Arouri operated out of until Hamas agrees to give up its forms. Iran might also try to smuggle Hamas' headquarters in Turkey. weapons, recognize Israel, and materials to make weapons into Al-Arouri has been appoint- cut links with Tehran. "Our presence in Iran is the Gaza via small fishi g boats. ed Hamas deputy leader. He

Hamas has been open and frank about its intentions in renewing Iranian sponsorship. A senior Hamas officia said it was about securing "Iranian fin ncial and logistical support," according to the Agence France-Presse. Hamas' new relationship with Iran will displease Sunni Arab countries who, like Israel, view the Iranians and their regional destructive behavior as a top threat. But this is a risk Hamas' leadership is prepared to take in its quest to replenish cash supplies for its military and terrorist operations. Hamas's isolation–the force that drove it into Iran's arms–is also what caused it to enter a reconciliation agreement with its arch Palestinian rival, Fatah. Seeking to avoid a collapse of its regime in Gaza due to dwindling cash and energy resources, and under pressure from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who had been reducing Gaza's electricity fl w, Hamas decided to feign compromise with Fatah. This is a short-term tactical move designed to serve the lonSee Hamas Rejoins Iran's , page 37

Underwear Bomber Sues to Make Hard Time Easier By: Patrick Dunleavy

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n the theater of the absurd, often the fool who cries the loudest gets the most attention. Th t appears to be the case with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, better known as the "Underwear Bomber," for his Christmas Day 2009 attempt to blow up a Northwest fli ht carrying 289 passengers from Amsterdam to Detroit. The explosive was hidden in his underwear. Authorities believe one of the reasons that the bomb did not go off was because Umar had been wearing the same undergarments for two weeks. Abdulmutallab was sentenced to four life terms plus 50 years in federal prison. The Attorney General's Offic also put in place Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) designed to prevent him from either committing another terror attack or radicalizing other individuals while incarcerated. His attorneys filed a 73-page lawsuit last week challenging his conditions of confineme t. He complains about the food, the prison cell, the other inmates, correctional staff, religious persecution and the fact that his conditions "prohibit him from having any communication whatsoever with more than 7.5 billion people, the vast majority of people on the planet." And the reason his lawyers think he deserves better treatment is because he has "behaved well." In another words he's been a good boy and gets along with

others. Let's not be fooled by his "jailwise" behavior. His conditions of confineme t are neither cruel nor unusual. Similar measures have been used effectively on other convicted terrorists, including El-Sayyid Nosair, Omar Abdel Rahman and Ramzi Yousef. Th measures are necessary to protect both the inmate and the public at large. Th y control who visits the inmate, and who the inmate talks with, including his legal counsel. In regard to attorney/client privileged communications we should remember that Lynne Stewart, the attorney for the Blind Sheik Abdel Rahman, was convicted of relaying secret messages from the sheik to members of his terrorist organization. Concerning communication with the outside world, it should be noted that El-Sayyid Nosair used both the inmate telephone system and the visitation program in Attica state prison to communicate with co-conspirators plotting to bomb the World Trade Center and other New York landmarks in 1993. Mohammed Salameh, also convicted in the 1993 bombing, was able to smuggle letters out of the Federal SuperMax Prison to Islamic terrorist Mohamed Achraf. Achraf was one of the architects in the 2004 Madrid train bombing that killed 191 people and wounded almost 2,000. Prison walls are sometimes porous and inmates have been known to use the very privileges given them to continue running

criminal organizations while incarcerated. The threat is exponentially greater with incarcerated terrorists. Abdulmutallab's lawyers also claim that solitary confineme t is driving him crazy. The term "solitary confineme t" is often

aged social setting, controlled not by the criminal, but by prison administrators following generally accepted standards. Abdulmutallab receives regular visits from correctional staff including medical and mental health professionals.

batant, not an ordinary criminal. A crucial mistake occurred when a decision was made by then-Attorney General Eric Holder's Offic to administer a Miranda warning to Abdulmutallab before continuing to interview him. In so doing, his status was trans-

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (pictured above) is better known as the "Underwear Bomber," for his Christmas Day 2009 attempt to blow up a Northwest flight carrying 289 passengers from Amsterdam to Detroit. The explosive was hidden in his underwear. Authorities believe one of the reasons that the bomb did not go off was because Umar had been wearing the same undergarments for two weeks.

misunderstood. It conjures up visions of Alexander Dumas' The Man in the Iron Mask, or Steve McQueen's portrayal of Henri "Papillon" Charriere in the French penal colony of Devil's Island. We imagine prisoners in dark dungeons, eating cockroaches and spiders and slowly going mad. Neither is an accurate description. Solitary confineme t is not social deprivation. It is a man-

The fact that Abdulmutallab is even claiming that his "constitutional rights" have been violated may come as a shocker when considering his background. He is a foreign national (Nigeria), trained by Anwar Al Awlaki, a member of a terrorist organization that has declared war on the United States and was sent to the United States for the express purpose of killing Americans. Th t is the description of an enemy com-

formed from an al-Qaida soldier to a common criminal with rights. In addition to alleged constitutional violations, Abdulmutallab claims that his rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) are being violated. He believes that he should be allowed to practice his religion without hindrance. This would include meeting with other Muslims for communal prayer five

times a day. Wasn't it his sincere religious belief that drove him to put a bomb in his underwearhoping to kill men, women and children? We should not assume that his lawsuit has no chance to succeed. John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban, filed a similar suit in 2013 and won. Lindh's exemplary behavior while in prison was a deciding factor in ruling in his favor, U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said. In contrast, however, it is difficult to imagine that Abdulmutalib's attempt to murder Americans constitutes suffici t contact with America for him, as a foreign national, to assert rights under American law. At some point, Department of Justice official have to come to a consensus as to how captured foreign terrorists are classifie , either enemy combatants tried under military tribunals or common criminals afforded all the protection of the constitution of the United States, the country they are trying to destroy. Until then the courts will continue to be inundated with frivolous lawsuits filed by terrorists who feel that doing time shouldn't be so hard. (IPT) IPT Senior Fellow Patrick Dunleavy is the former Deputy Inspector General for New York State Department of Corrections and author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad. He currently teaches a class on terrorism for the United States Military Special Operations School


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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S Senator Bernie Sanders ride the subway from Penn Station to Fulton Street where the two made an announcement regarding the Fair Fix Millionaire’s Subway Tax proposal on Monday, October 31, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.)

Bernie Sanders backs 'Millionaires' Tax' to fix New York subway

(VIN) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fi ht for a “millionaires’ tax” to help repair the country’s largest subway system got a boost as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the nation’s most popular politicians, endorsed the plan on Monday. “What the mayor is saying and what we should be doing in Washington is we say to the wealthiest people in this country: ‘You know what, you need to start paying your fair share of taxes,’” Sanders said at a news conference with de Blasio at a Manhattan subway station that began a little late after train delays. De Blasio wants a state tax hike on people making more than $500,000 a year, saying it would generate hundreds of millions of dollars for repairs and upgrades to the century-old subway system. His plan, to increase the tax rate on an individual’s income above $500,000 to 4.41 percent from 3.876 percent, would also fund half-price bus and subway rides for up to 800,000 of the city’s poorest residents. But New York state, not the city, runs the subway through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, has dismissed de Blasio’s plan, saying a tax hike would not get through the Republican-controlled New York Senate. Cuomo has proposed

NEWS IN REVIEW charging drivers a toll to enter parts of Manhattan, but de Blasio has said that would put the burden on the city’s poorer outer boroughs. Kushner Cos is cooperating with Maryland probe of business (VIN) The Kushner Cos. says it is cooperating with a request from the Maryland attorney general for information about its operations in the state following media reports critical of its treatment of tenants at apartments it owns there. A spokesperson for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh would neither confirm nor deny that the family real estate company once run by Jared Kushner was under investigation, but a statement from the company acknowledged that it is being probed. “We have been working with the Maryland Attorney General’s Offic to provide information in response to its request,” said spokesman Eric Wachter in an email. “We are in compliance with all state and local laws.” The Kushner Cos. was sued last month by two tenants alleging that it had charged them illegal fees. The suit described the charges as part of a fee-churning scheme that keeps renters under constant fear of eviction. It is seeking class action status. The Kushner Cos. has said it will fi ht the lawsuit and has done nothing wrong.

A Sunday debate featuring the candidates for the 44th District City Council seat soon to be vacated by Councilman David Greenfield (Photo by Shimon Gifter)

NY City Council candidates present rare united front on YAFFED in Hamodia Debate

(VIN) A Sunday debate featuring the candidates for the 44th District City Council seat soon to be vacated by Councilman David Greenfield may have included considerable amounts of sniping between the political

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hopefuls, but all three presented a unanimous front when discussing YAFFED’s attempts to allow government to dictate yeshiva curriculums. The nearly two-hour long debate took place in Bais Yaakov of Boro Park and was sponsored by Hamodia, giving an audience of hundreds an opportunity to hear Yoni Hikind, Heshy Tischler and Kalman Yeger face off on various issues. Asked by Agudath Israel of America’s media coordinator Yosef Rapaport whether government should have any input in the secular studies curriculums of yeshivos, Hikind replied with just one word: no. Hikind followed up Rapaport’s request for further comment by saying simply that if he was looking for a yes or no answer to his question “the answer is ... an outstanding emphatic no.” The question was posed next to Tischler who brought the subject around to YAFFED, saying that he was the fi st of the three candidates to open up a dialogue with the group’s founder on his Just Enough Heshy radio program. “We’re not scared of YAFFED,” said Tischler. “He’s scared of us.” Tischler acknowledged that while there are always improvements to be made in any school system, his own boys were academically prepared to pursue college degrees after graduating attended local yeshivos. Yeager referred to himself as the product of a Chasidishe yeshiva and said that his own son attends a heimishe yeshiva. Like Tischler, he took the opportunity to denounce those who look to undermine the yeshiva system. Yeager was emphatic as he spoke about possible attempts to have outsiders dictating policy to those who develop yeshiva curriculums.

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rael at the head of a 15-member ty issues. business delegation. The delegaPence will also meet with othtion will be in Israel until Nov. 2. er government official and religious leaders in Egypt for disHouse lawmakers pass cussions on the persecution of series of bills targeting Christians and other minority Hezbollah, Iran populations in the Middle East. “President Trump has direct(JNS.org) The U.S. House of Representatives last week ed me to go to the Middle East passed a series of bills targeting in late December and I promise both Iran and its Lebanese ter- you, one of the messages that I will bring on the president’s beror proxy Hezbollah. In a voice vote, a unanimous half to leaders across the region majority of Democratic and Re- is that now is the time to bring public lawmakers approved four an end to the persecution of resolutions: H.R. 1698–Iran Bal- Christians and all religious milistic Missiles and International norities,” Pence said. Sanctions Enforcement Act; Israel’s David’s Sling H.R. 359–Urging the European missile defense Union to designate Hizbollah in system awarded its entirety as a terrorist organitech prize in Boston zation; H.R. 3342–Sanctioning Hizbollah’s Illicit Use of Civil(JNS.org) Israel’s cutting-edge ians as Defenseless Shields Act; David’s Sling Weapons Sysand H.R. 3329–Hizbollah Inter- tem (DSWS) was awarded the national Financing Prevention Technology Pioneer Award at Amendments Act of 2017. the 2017 Multinational Ballistic The Iran bill imposes addi- Missile Defense Conference in tional sanctions on individuals Boston last week. or entities that help the Islamic “The marvelous capabilRepublic develop ballistic mis- ities of the David Sling Desiles and other conventional fense System are a signific nt weapons. The bill is a followup breakthrough in the world of to sanctions passed against Iran, interception technology,” said as well as North Korea and Rus- Moshe Patel, director of Israel’s sia, in July. Missile Defense Organization. The bills targeting Hezbollah “The unique characteristics of seek to impose economic sanc- the system interceptors are astions on members of the terror tounding in every test that is group who have violated human done. The DSWS is an importrights, and to levy penalties on ant component of Israel’s operentities—including fin ncial ational capability to defend the institutions and foreign govern- country against regional missile ment agencies—that support threats.” Hezbollah. David’s Sling joined Israel’s H.R. 359, meanwhile, ad- Iron Dome and Arrow anti-misdresses the fact that the EU sile systems in April, with all has previously only designated three missile interceptors jointHezbollah’s “military wing” as a ly developed and funded by the terror group, in 2013. The U.S., U.S. and Israel. Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, Israel’s Rafael Advanced DeWisconsin Governor Scott Walker Bahrain, the Arab League and fense Systems and the U.S. fi m the Gulf Cooperation Council Raytheon designed David’s (pictured) issued an executive order to ban state agencies from have fully designated Hezbollah Sling, the middle tier of Israel’s as a terrorist organization. multilayered missile defense engaging in businesses with ties program, to intercept mid-toto the anti-Israel BDS movement. long-range ballistic missiles Credit: Michael Vadon via with ranges from 25-190 miles. Wikimedia Commons. Iron Dome intercepts shortWisconsin becomes range targets, and Arrow has 24th US state to bar or the longest-range capabilities— condemn anti-Israel its latest iteration can intercept BDS movement long-range ballistic missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere. (JNS.org) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued an executive order last Friday to ban INTERNATIONAL state agencies from engaging in businesses with ties to the an- Vice President Mike Pence ti-Israel BDS movement. (pictured) will visit Israel and “We stand fi mly against dis- Egypt in December. Credit: crimination in any form and we Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia wholly support our friends in Commons. Israel,” said Walker. “I look forward to leading a trade delega- Pence to visit Israel and Egypt in December tion to Israel to foster new trade partnerships between Wiscon(JNS.org) The White House The Conference of Presidents of sin and Israeli businesses.” last week announced that Vice Major American Jewish With the passing of the order, President Mike Pence will visit Organizations last week called Wisconsin became the 24th U.S. Israel and Egypt in December on the University of Cape Town state to enact officia measures amid renewed U.S.-led peace (campus pictured) to condemning BDS or prohibit- efforts in the region. “thoroughly reject” an ing government business with Pence is slated to arrive in academic boycott initiative entities that boycott Israel. Israel during Hanukkah, and launched by the anti-Israel BDS “Consistent with existing will meet separately with Israeli movement on the South African Wisconsin nondiscrimination Prime Minister Benjamin Net- school’s campus. Credit: Adrian provisions and regulations gov- anyahu and Palestinian Author- Frith via Wikimedia Commons. erning purchases...agencies may ity President Mahmoud Abbas Jewish leaders call on not execute a contract with a before traveling to Egypt. business entity if that entity is While in Israel, the vice pres- University of Cape Town to reject BDS initiative engaging in a boycott of Isra- ident will focus on assessing el,” the order states. “Further, progress in regional peace talks. (JNS.org) The Conference of agencies shall reserve the right He is also expected to address Presidents of Major American to terminate any contract with a U.S. policy on Iran and to dis- Jewish Organizations last week business entity that engages in a cuss Israel’s space program. called on the University of Cape boycott of Israel during the term In Egypt, Pence will meet Town (UCT) to “thoroughly reof the contract.” with the country’s President ject” an academic boycott initiaTheinitiative came just before Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and discuss tive launched by the anti-Israel Walker departed on a trip to Is- cooperation on regional securi- BDS movement on the South duced laws that openly discriminate against Orthodox Jews, aimed at deterring them from moving into the area. The complaint accuses the town’s public officials of using methods implemented by “white fli ht” suburbanites in the 1950s “to keep African-Americans from moving into their neighborhoods.” The lawsuit centers on two laws, introduced in the town last summer, that were purportedly created to deter religious Jews from moving to Mahwah from New York. The fi st ordinance bans outof-state residents from utilizing the town’s public parks and recreational facilities. The second ordinance, which did not become law, extended a prohibition on placing signs on utility polls to include any “device,” in an attempt to ban religiously observant Jews from using the poles to create an eruv that would enable them to carry items and push strollers on Shabbat. The complaint, filed in Bergen County Superior Court, seeks to block the two edicts and the return of more than $3.4 million that the town received in Green Acres Grants from the state of New Jersey.


NOVEMBER 3, 2017 African school’s campus. In a letter sent to UCT Chancellor Graca Machel, the Conference of Presidents urged Machel to “take a strong and principled stand” against efforts by the school’s Academic Freedom Committee to officially adopt a boycott of the Jewish state. Conference of Presidents leaders Stephen Greenberg and Malcolm Hoenlein also outlined their concern regarding the “dangerous convergence” of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. “When these lines are blurred, it has a dire impact on the lives of Jewish students on campus, marking them as targets for harassment and intimidation and leading to the suppression of their freedom to express who they are as human beings, as fellow students, as South Africans,” they wrote. UCT has approximately 250 Jewish students out of 27,000 enrolled at the school. During anti-Israel protests on the UCT campus each year throughout “Israeli Apartheid Week,” the school’s Jewish students say they become a besieged minority and receive little sympathy from university official

Australian prime minister visiting Israel despite domestic crisis

(JNS.org) Despite a brewing political crisis at home, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in Israel on Monday amid warming ties between the two countries. Turnbull was slated to arrive in the Jewish state last week, but had his trip cut two days short after Australia’s High Court last Friday found the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians had been wrongly elected due to their holding of dual citizenship. Australian Veterans’ Aff irs Minister Dan Tehan, who is currently in Tel Aviv leading a cybersecurity delegation, rejected assertions that Turnbull was embarrassed by his trip to Israel being abruptly shortened. “It’s not embarrassing, this sort of thing happens all the time,” Tehan told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. At the start of his weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Australia “one of the state of Israel’s greatest friends.” Turnbull’s visit to Israel follows Netanyahu’s historic trip to Australia in February—the fi st by a holder of his offi .

World soccer’s FIFA will not take up Palestinian claims against Israel

The Jewish Voice acterized by exceptional complexity and sensitivity” that “can neither be ignored nor changed unilaterally by non-governmental organizations such as FIFA.” The efore, the council determined that FIFA “must remain neutral with regard to political matters.” Earlier this year, 174 Palestinian athletic clubs wrote an open letter to FIFA in which they called on world soccer’s governing body to “immediately suspend the Israel Football Association’s (IFA) membership over its inclusion of seven football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements.” Israel’s standing was set to be decided May 11 at the FIFA Congress in Bahrain, but FIFA’s executive council delayed the vote.

A TMX Group board displays Toronto Stock Exchange information. Two Canadian stock exchanges are striving to draw Israeli companies to list with them. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Canadian stock exchanges look to attract Israeli companies

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Two Canadian stock exchanges are striving to draw Israeli companies to list with them. A delegation from the TMX Group, which operates both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Calgary-based TSX Venture Exchange, visited Israel this week as part of the Journey 2017 annual business conference. Th gathering is sponsored by EY Israel, the Israeli branch of the global accounting giant Ernst & Young. According to the organizers, about 2,000 people from 100 leading fi ms in the fin nce industry attended the conference, which ran from Oct. 22-25. Robert Peterman, vice president of global business development at the Toronto Stock Exchange, told reporters that Israel is “one of the better places” for finding innovative companies. “Israel is an important market for our exchanges, and we are pleased to head this delegation of leading Canadian innovation sector investment bankers and capital market advisers,” Peterman said. “Two key benefits we see for listing on either Toronto Stock Exchange or Venture include access to North American investors that are able to support companies at all stages of growth, and a competitive landscape of investment banks to support these growth companies with fin ncing and research coverage.”

(JNS.org) The international soccer association FIFA said last Friday that it will not pursue Palestinian claims for punitive measures against Israel for the participation of Israeli soccer clubs from Judea and Samaria. “The FIFA Council has decided to refrain from imposing any sanctions or other measures 60 international on either the Israel FA or the companies and 130 Palestinian FA, as well as from Israeli firms reportedly requesting any other FIFA body on UN blacklist to do so,” the FIFA Executive Council wrote in a statement. (JNS.org) Some 130 IsraeThe executive council add- li fi ms and 60 international ed that the current situation in corporations received warning the disputed territories is “char- letters in October from U.N.

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“We cannot show restraint,” Mualem-Rafaeli wrote in a letter to Hotovely, after an Israel Hayom report revealed that Muhammad Alyan, whose son killed three Israelis in 2015, won the France-based International Institute of Human Rights’s award for best international human rights attorney for defending another terrorist’s wife. Many diplomats, including from Belgium and Canada, attended the event. Alyan won the award for defending Nadia Abu Jamaal, the widow of terrorist Ghassan Abu Jamaal, who participated in the November 2014 terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood that killed five Jewish worshippers and a police offic . Alyan’s son, terrorist Baha Alyan, perpetrated the October 2015 attack in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood that killed three Israelis. Mualem-Rafaeli wrote, “The message to the world will be clear: The State of Israel will not allow subversive elements to pass through the entrance gates to Israel.” Member of Knesset Anat Berko (Likud) said, “The West will pray the price for its hypocMIDDLE EAST risy and for its disregard of facts. Israel delays Jerusalem It pays the price with terror atexpansion bill tacks and will continue to pay (JNS.org) Israel has delayed the price with even more murlegislation that would integrate derous attacks.” some Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria into the Jerusalem municipality. According to advocates of the “Greater Jerusalem Bill,” the legislation would serve to balance the demographics of Israel’s capital by integrating additional Jewish communities into Jerusalem as “daughter municipalities.” The bill was initiated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne- Palestinian Authority President tanyahu’s Likud party, and was Mahmoud Abbas (pictured) due to be presented to a min- reportedly stated Sunday that isterial committee for approval members of the Gaza-ruling Oct. 29 before being submitted Palestinian terror group Hamas to the Knesset legislature for a must recognize Israel if they want series of votes. to be included in the cabinet of The chairman of Israel’s coa- a unity government. Credit: U.N. lition government, Member of Photo/Cia Pak. Knesset David Bitan (Likud), Abbas: Hamas told Army Radio that the bill’s members must introduction was delayed due recognize Israel to pressure from the Trump adto be part of unity ministration. government “There is American pressure that claims this is about annex(JNS.org) Palestinian Auation and that this could inter- thority (PA) President Mahfere with the peace process,” Bitan said. The Jewish communities that would be absorbed into Jerusalem’s municipality—Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Ze’ev, Beitar Illit, Efrat and the Gush Etzion bloc of neighborhoods—are home to about 130,000 Israelis. Some of the communities are situated deep in the disputed territories, as far as six miles from Jerusalem. High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, stating that their operations in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem put them at risk of being included on a U.N. blacklist. Some of the companies that received the warning letter include Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, RE/MAX real estate, Ahava and Israel Aerospace Industries, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Thursday, after purportedly obtaining part of the blacklist. American fi ms on the list also include Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Priceline and Airbnb, Th Washington Post reported in August. Many of the companies included on the list are preparing legal action against Hussein and the U.N. agency for harming their brand image and causing fin ncial damage by politicizing their business operations. The U.N. Human Rights Council had voted to approve the blacklist of businesses last year, defying objections from the U.S. and Israel. The council is expected to publish the database by the end of this year.

moud Abbas reportedly stated Sunday that members of the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas must recognize Israel if they want to be included in the cabinet of a unity government. Abbas made the assertion during a meeting with 12 former Israeli lawmakers at the PA headquarters in Ramallah, Haaretz reported. The PA leader accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of thwarting renewed U.S.led peace efforts and said the Trump administration will soon announce its support for a twostate solution. “Netanyahu doesn’t want to renew the peace process, he thinks I’m going to stay here and guard the occupation,” Abbas said. Both the U.S. and Israel stated in October that they would not negotiate with any Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas as long as the terror group refuses to recognize Israel, among other conditions.

Israeli judoka Tal Flicker in Abu Dhabi. Credit: Twitter.

Defying ban on Israel’s symbols, Israeli judoka wins gold and sings national anthem

(JNS.org) Israeli judoka Tal Flicker won a gold medal last Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament amid a ban by the tournament’s Arab organizers on Israeli national symbols, including the country’s flag and national anthem. Video footage of the medal ceremony shows Flicker, who won the under-66 kilograms category, singing the “Hatikvah” anthem to himself as the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) flag and anthem played in the background. “Israel is my country, and I’m proud to be Israeli. The anthem that they played of the world federation was just background

PAGE 25 noise. I was singing Hatikvah from my heart,” Flicker told reporters. Israeli judoka Fili Cohen won bronze in the women’s under-52 kilograms category. She was also forced to take the podium with the IJF flag behind her. “I’m glad we’re here, with or without the flag. As far as we’re concerned, what’s important is having [Israeli] athletes compete on such levels and proving to everyone that there’s no stopping Israel,” said the coach of Israel’s team, Oren Smadja.

Hamas terror tunnel discovered under UN refugee agency’s school in Gaza

(JNS.org) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) stated Saturday that it had discovered a Hamas terror tunnel located underneath one of the U.N. body’s schools in the Gaza Strip. The tunnel was reportedly discovered around two weeks ago, and prompted the U.N. agency to close the school while it sealed the tunnel’s opening. According to UNWRA, the school was reopened Oct. 25. “The presence of a tunnel underneath an UNRWA installation, which enjoys inviolability under international law, is unacceptable. It places children and agency staff at risk,” UNWRA said in a statement. UNWRA did not specify where the tunnel led to, where it was discovered and who was responsible for its construction. Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said Sunday, “Yet another terror tunnel under an UNRWA schoolyard. This is what Hamas rule looks like and this is more proof of the double war crime committed as terror tunnels are built to attack Israelis, while using the children of Gaza as human shields.” In June, UNWRA similarly uncovered a Hamas terror tunnel underneath two of the U.N. agency’s schools in Gaza.

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Reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration By Larry Domnitch

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mid the destruction of World War One, hope emerged upon the horizon for the beleaguered Jewish people–The Balfour Declaration. The war, which had offic lly begun on the same day as the ninth of Av, now offered a moment of respite and hope. Th Balfour Declaration, announced by the British Government through foreign secretary Arthur Balfour, in a letter to British Jewish leader and former MP, Lord Walter Rothschild announced British intentions to grant the Jews a National Home in Palestine. (An ancient name for the land).

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It seemed like a dream: Th establishment of a Jewish homeland as guaranteed by the Balfour Declaration seemed closer offering solace and hope. These were very tragic times. At the beginning of World War One, there were about ninety-five thousand Jews in the Palestine. But those numbers soon diminished following the outbreak of war, due to the forced expulsion of Jews mostly with Russian citizenship, by the Turks as well as the fli ht of Jews fleei g Turkish wartime oppression. Starvation and disease also tragically took a signific nt toll of the population as well. By November 1917, there were less than 45,000 Jews in the land.

The future of the Zionist enterprise was threatened. Times were also very bleak for world Jewry. Tens of thousands of Jewish soldiers from all sides were falling on the battlefield of Europe. Since the beginning of the war, about one and a half million Jewish refugees fled the destruction wrecked by armies and by forcible expulsions by Russian forces, which presented its own dangers. Jewish towns throughout Russia, Poland and Galitzia were ravaged by pogroms causing even further devastation. Overcrowded cities in Poland and Russia from the flood of refugees faced starvation. The extent of the destruction defied description. Amid catastrophe, the Balfour Declaration was issued. Jews fought and bled for nations which too often told them in return that they are not welcome. The Balfour Declaration told Jewry that they have a recognized home, though not yet established.

Zion on the Map

The Balfour Declaration was not just a British policy statement. US President Woodrow Wilson expressed his support, as did leaders of France, Italy, Greece, and other Western nations. The prospect of Jewish statehood became something tangible. Opposition to Balfour emerged among the British military occupation in Pales-

the war that were part of collapsing Ottoman Empire, for nation building, the Jews were granted their portion via a letter. According to the declaration, the Jewish homeland would include the other side of the Jordan River in what today is the nation of Jordan. It was carved down in a 1922 partition, and then again in the November 29, 1947, UN Resolution 181, passed by the General Assembly which granted the Jews 12% of the land mass, promised them by the Balfour Declaration. British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur Balfour

which saw the most emigrants to Zion. Many also arrived from recently declared independent Poland where Jews also suffered anti-Semitic violence. Immigrants of the 4th Aliyah wave between 1924-1929 of eighty thousand, mostly from Poland and the USSR, were also escaping oppression. The fifth, wave 1932-1936 of over 175,000 immigrants arrived, mostly from British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur Balfour Germany as a result of the avalanche of Jew hatred in Germatine soon after the war’s end. It gave direction ny with the rise of Nazism. The British would eventually and impetu These waves, albeit under completely back track upon its Zion was now a more viable commitments, with the issuing destination. The Balfour Decla- horrific circumstances, proof the 1939 MacDonald White ration spurred the 3rd wave of duced the foundation of the Paper, as western nations looked Aliyah, 1919-1923, from Poland State of Israel. away with indifference. and Russia. Forty thousand Jews The Balfour Declaration did arrived in fli ht from anti-Sem- What was promised not create the Jewish State but itism and devastating post war and what was by galvanizing world support, pogroms in Eastern Europe. eventually granted its prospect became something The most horrific wave of poAs areas were being carved eventual. groms occurred in the Ukraine out of vast Middle-East during

One hundred years later

In November 1917, a small minority of Jewry lived in Palestine. Today about one half of World Jewry resides in Israel. Today, opponents of Israel are still fig ting the Balfour Declaration. The opposition was once spearheaded by the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini. Today, there are several inheritors of that role from the Fatah, to Hamas to Hezbollah. Then, Jewish opposition was from among the elites and some others who feared that Jewish nationalism threatened their status and would cast aspersions on their patriotism. Suddenly, they might be seen as pariahs within their societies. Th y were often referred to as ‘assimilationists.’ Today, those Jews who express opposition to the State of Israel are seeking amalgamaSee Reflections on the 100th , page 36

Extreme Defenders of FDR Distort Holocaust Record Perhaps the most infuriating remark of an FDR defender is the claim that had he spoken out against the extermination of Europe's Jews, FDR might have spurred Hitler on to kill more of them. Robert Rosen actually said that.

Jewish Congress issued a joint on Edouard de Rothschild also statement charging that “the spoke out. At fi st, the Roosevelt adanti-Jewish legacy of the Nazis remains intact in North Africa.” ministration dug in its heels, A delegation of Jewish leaders trotting out the old bogeyman the liberation of North Africa. (thousands of Palestine Jews, then went to the State Depart- about a potential Arab uprisBy Dr. Rafael Medoff Concerning Allied fears that but no Arab-Egyptian soldiers, ment to personally make the ing. But in response to public he upcoming 75th an- sympathy for the Jews would have been defending Egyptian case for equal rights in North protests, the administration niversary of Operation cause “repercussions among soil against invasion) indicate Africa before Undersecretary eventually instructed the local Torch, the Allies’ libera- the Arabs,” Wise wrote: “Is it that this policy has failed in the of State Sumner Welles. Jewish authorities in North Africa to tion of North Africa, has too much to say that the sacri- Near East as it has failed every- organizations also organized a restore equal rights for Jews triggered discussions about the restrictions that the Roosevelt administration imposed on Jews living in that region, with one prominent scholar surprisingly coming to the defense of FDR’s harsh action. Who would have thought that in this day and age, equal rights for Jews would still be considered debatable? Canadian historian Michael Marrus, writing in the online journal Mosaic on October 23, suggested that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was justifie in temporarily denying equal rights to Jews in newly-liberated Algeria, Morocco, and else- Canadian historian Michael Marrus, (pictured above) writing Historians Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman (pictured where, because if the U.S. grant- in the online journal Mosaic on October 23, suggested that above) have written that FDR’s anti-Jewish quotas in North ed the Jews equality, it might President Franklin D. Roosevelt was justified in temporarily Africa were an effort “to provide opportunities for Jews, without cause “an Arab uprising” against denying equal rights to Jews in newly-liberated Algeria, unduly antagonizing Moslems.” Breitman and Lichtman have the Allies. According to Marrus, Morocco, and elsewhere, because if the U.S. granted the Jews characterized Roosevelt’s support for quotas on Jews entering the argument that such a danger equality, it might cause “an Arab uprising” against the Allies. Harvard as an attempt to ensure that “each group should was exaggerated might be plau- According to Marrus, the argument that such a danger was have its share of places and no group should gain undue sible, but only “in hindsight.” exaggerated might be plausible, but only “in hindsight.” representation.” They even have claimed that FDR’s anti-Semitic He’s mistaken. It wasn’t just remarks to Josef Stalin and other Soviet officials in private (in in hindsight; American Jewish fice of friends in the interests where else.” 1942 and 1945) were helpful as “ice-breakers.” As a result, U.S. Jewish orleaders confronted that “Arab of appeasing the unfriendly has repeatedly proven to be vain? ganizations did something in group of prominent French ex- and shut down the slave labor uprising” warning at the time. Consider, for example, the The [pro-Nazi] rebellion in Iraq, early 1943 that they had almost iles in the United States to pres- camps where thousands of Jews plea sent to First Lady Eleanor the presence of the [Palestin- never done before: they public- ent the State Department with a had been incarcerated under the Roosevelt by the era’s foremost ian Arab] Mufti in Berlin and ly criticized the Roosevelt ad- petition on the subject. Supreme old pro-Nazi Vichy regime. And Jewish leader, Rabbi Stephen S. Rome, the failure of Egypt to ministration. Wise’s American Court Justice Felix Frankfurter lo and behold—the granting of Wise, just a few months before live up to her treaty of alliance Jewish Congress and World and French Jewish leader Bar- equality to the Jews did not re-

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Unfortunately, Michael Marrus’s rationalization of FDR’s North Africa policy is just the latest in a series of instances in which authors have taken extreme positions in defense of Roosevelt’s record on Jewish matters. sult in any “Arab uprising” at all. Unfortunately, Michael Marrus’s rationalization of FDR’s North Africa policy is just the latest in a series of instances in which authors have taken extreme positions in defense of Roosevelt’s record on Jewish matters. Military archivist James Kitchens has defended the U.S. refusal to bomb Auschwitz, on the grounds that such an air strike “might have been illegal under international law” because prisoners could have been harmed. Pro-FDR author Robert Rosen contends that Roosevelt was right to say almost nothing in public about the persecution of European Jewry, because “speaking out…may have increased Hitler’s determination to kill more Jews.” Historians Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman have written that FDR’s anti-Jewish quotas in North Africa were an effort “to provide opportunities for Jews, without unduly antagonizing Moslems.” Breitman and See Extreme Defenders of FDR , page 36


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8 Dead in Terror Attack in Manhattan - Islamic Suspect Shouted “Allahu Akbar� Continued from page 1 Parts of several mangled bicycles littered the popular bike path along the West Side Highway and the Hudson River, as medics tended to the wounded in the background. A witness described chaos at the scene of a truck that plowed into several pedestrians on a New York City bike path. "It happened out of nowhere," he said. "I was walking down the street. It was a normal day then just out of nowhere I see people running and screaming and just multiple gunshots, one right after other. It was just completely unexpected." The witness said he saw a man on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. He said he saw a second man being taken into police custody.

Law enforcement identified the suspect at Sayfuloo Habibullaevic Saipiv - a 29 year old man from Tampa, Florida. He came to the US in 2010 from Uzbekistan

Scene of deadly attack in lower Manhattan. In addition to the 8 people who were killed, authorities report that 15 were injured

knees and had his hands on his head and right next to him was the white pickup truck. It had Home Depot logos on it. Th "He wasn't putting up a fi ht," front was entirely smashed in the witness said. "He was on his and it had smoke coming out of

An unidentified woman is removed with an injured leg after a Halloween truck attack on the West Side of Manhattan.--Photo by Edwin Soto-Pride Photo

it." CNN also reported that Michael Corbin, the assistant real estate manager for District Council 37, the city's largest public employee union, was stand-

NYPD's Crime Scene Unit and members of the F.B.I. inspect evidence after a truck attack in Lower Manhattan.--Photo by Edwin Soto- Pride Photo

A man consoles a friend who was struck by a truck along the bike path that runs parallel to the West Side Highway near Canal Street. Photo by Edwin Soto-Pride Photo

ing outside the union's lower event was a counterterrorism Manhattan office attending to a offic ," he said. "We were atwoman who slipped and fell on tending to the victim, getting the sidewalk. See 8 Dead in Terror Attack , page 38 "The fi st responder to the

Bikes are strewn on the west side cycling path after the attack that took place in lower Manhattan

Universal Twists on Challah Bakes By: Cindy Grosz

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omen of all ages and religious affiliations around the world are gathering in shuls, schools and venues large and small for annual Challah Bakes during the last days of October and beginning month of November. The Shabbos Project started in South Africa in 2013 by Rabbi Warren Goldstein as a grassroots movement to connect Jews around the world as they celebrate a Shabbos from start to finish One important and successful element of the Shabbos Project is the Challah Bake. During a bake, each participant learns

how to gather the seven needed ingredients for a challah, kneed the dough, make the blessing, and bake the challah for more blessings before the meal. Each year, creative volunteers and organizers find ways to incorporate the mitzvahs of Shabbos into memorable events. Thi year's Challah Bakes were tied to multiple causes, themes and expanded into programs for men, singles and those suffering from health issues.

comfort of meetings others in their situation without the stigmas attached to divorce or single parenthood in the religious community. According to Esty Wolbe, kosher blogger of the website "Cooking With Tantrums, "We had around 35

Hunger and Donating to a Kosher Soup Kitchen

According to Alexander Rapaport, the director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen with multiple New York locations, "Th theme of this Shabbat is "doing

Mayan Yisroel For Single Mothers

Mayan Yisroel is a growing group of single mothers located in Brooklyn. Women who attend their meetings with young children enjoy the

This year's Challah Bakes were tied to multiple causes, themes and expanded into programs for men, singles and those suffering from health issues.

According to Alexander Rapaport, the director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen with multiple New York locations, "The theme of this Shabbat is "doing it together" and some celebrate the lead up by holding massive communal challah baking events.

Women of all ages and religious affiliations around the world are gathering in shuls, schools and venues large and small for annual Challah Bakes during the last days of October and beginning month of November.

challah bakers, mainly moms and their daughters. Rebetzin Tzippy Vigler led the night with inspiring words as always and then everyone got right to it, mixing and kneading together. While the challah rose, we danced. Everyone went home with braided beauties ready for the oven."

A donation of $8 will allow Masbia to keep the shelves stocked with ingredients to make challah. For every $8 you donate, Masbia can purchase another set of the 5 basic shelf-stable challah ingredients: Flour 5lb., sugar 1lb., salt 26oz., dry yeast (3) 1/4oz. packets, oil 8.5oz.

During a bake, each participant learns how to gather the seven needed ingredients for a challah, kneed the dough, make the blessing, and bake the challah for more blessings before the meal.

it together" and some celebrate the lead up by holding massive communal challah baking events. Masbia is inviting you to include an element of sharing by caring for the needy in the lead up to the Shabbos by ensuring that everyone has challah, the Every donation gets tribare minimum to have a Shabpled. Here is how: Every set of bos meal.

ingredients typically yields 5 challahs. For every donation, Strauss Bakery and the Yoni's Pretzel Challah will each donate 5 challahs from their own bakeries. This triples your donation from a yield of 5 challahs to 15 challahs. In a typical week, over a thousand families receive free grocery food based on their family size. Masbia relies on the generosity of food manufacturers and people like you to give three days worth of food to every member of the family. The types of food we receive are random but we try to balance it based on the guidelines of the MyPlate recommendations. This week we are asking the community to surprise our patrons with an opSee Universal Twists on Challah , page 37


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17 Israeli Companies Pioneering Artificial Intelligence More than 430 Israeli startups use AI as a core part of their offering. We bring you 17 of the most exciting. By: Abigail Klein Leichman

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rtificial intelligence (AI) gives machines the ability to “think” and accomplish tasks. AI already is a big part of our lives in areas such as banking, shopping, security and healthcare. Soon it will help us get around in automated vehicles. By 2025, the global enterprise AI market is predicted to be worth more than $30 billion. Israeli industry can expect a nice piece of that pie due to its world-class capabilities in AI and its subsets: big-data analysis, natural-language processing, computer vision, machine learning and deep learning. Daniel Singer of Medium recently mapped more than 430 Israeli startups using AI technology as a core part of their offering — nearly triple the number since 2014. Israeli AI startups have raised close to $9 million so far this year. “The AI space in Israel is certainly growing and even leading the way in some fields of learning technologies,” writes Singer. Also signific nt are Israeli tools integral to AI functionality. For example, Mellanox Technologies’ super-fast data

Below are 17 interesting Israeli startups built on AI technology, in alphabetical order.

AIdoc

AIdoc of Tel Aviv simplifies a radiologist’s task by integrating all relevant diagnostic and clinical data into a comprehensive, intuitive, holistic patient view. This is done with a combination of computer vision, deep learning and natural language processing algorithms.

Amenity Analytics

Amenity Analytics of Petah Tikva, founded in 2015, combines principles of text mining and machine learning to derive actionable insights from any type of text – documents, transcripts, news, social-media posts and research reports. Several Fortune 100 companies and hedge funds are using Amenity Analytics’ product.

Beyond Verbal

Founded in 2012 on the basis of 21 years of research, Tel Aviv-headquartered Beyond Verbal specializes in emotions analytics. Its technology enables devices and applications to understand not just what people type, click, say or touch, but how they feel, what they mean and even the condition of their health.

AIdoc uses artificial intelligence to help radiologists read images more precisely. Photo: courtesy

transmission and interconnect solutions make AI possible for customers including Baidu, Facebook, NVIDIA, PayPal, Flickr, Microsoft, Alibaba, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, NASA and Yahoo. In October 2017, Intel Israel announced the establishment of an AI center on the company’s campuses in Ra’anana and Haifa, as part of a new global AI group.

management and autonomous vehicles. Cortica was founded in 2007 CommonSense to apply research from the TechRobotics nion-Israel Institute of TechnolTel Aviv-based Common- ogy on how the brain “encodes” Sense Robotics uses AI and ro- digital images. The company has botics to enable retailers of all office in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beijing sizes to offer one-hour delivery and New York. and make on-demand fulfill ment scalable and profitable. Infime Automating and streamlining Infimé of Tel Aviv developed the process of fulfillme t and an AI and 3D virtual try-on distribution will allow retailers avatar for fitting lingerie and Artificial intelligence illustration via Shutterstock.com

Israel AI infographic copyrighted by Daniel Singer

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to merge the convenience of on- swimsuits online and in stores. line purchasing with the imme- The customer enters body measurements and gets a visualizaChorus.ai records, transcribes diacy of in-store shopping. tion of the item on a 3D model and provides a summary of sales and recommendations of the meetings in real-time, providing Cortica actionable follow-up insights for Recently named one of Busi- correct size for that brand plus sales teams and training insights ness Insider’s Top 3 Coolest additional items for similar for new hires. The product auto- Startups in Israel, Cortica pro- body types. Retailers receive matically identifies discussion of vides AI and computer-vision data about customers’ body important topics and provides solutions for autonomous driv- types, merchandise preferences meeting performance metrics. ing, facial recognition and gen- and shopping habits. The sysBased in San Francisco with eral visual recognition in real tem is incorporated onto Infim R&D in Tel Aviv, Chorus was time and at large scale for smart Underwear online and Israeli founded in 2015. cities, medical imaging, photo brands Delta and Afrodita.

Chorus.ai

A FastCompany Top 5 Machine Learning startup, Zebra Medical Vision’s imaging analytics platform helps radiologists identify patients at risk of disease and can detect signs of compression and other vertebral fractures, fatty liver disease, excess coronary calcium, emphysema and low bone density.

Mellanox Technologies’ super-fast data transmission and interconnect solutions make AI possible for customers including Baidu, Facebook, NVIDIA, PayPal, Flickr, Microsoft, Alibaba, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, NASA and Yahoo

The team at CommonSense Robotics

Joonko

Joonko of Tel Aviv uses AI to help companies meet diversity and inclusion goals. When integrated into the customer’s task, sales, HR, recruiting or communication platforms, Joonko identifies events of potential unconscious bias as they occur, and engages the relevant executive, manager or employee with insights and recommendations for corrective actions.

Logz.io

Logz.io’s AI-powered log analysis platform helps DevOps engineers, system administrators and developers centralize log data with dashboards and sharable visualizations to discover critical insights within their data. The fast-growing company, based in Boston and Tel Aviv, recently was named an “Open Source Company to See 17 Israeli Companies , page 37

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Another Week, Another Anti-Israel Program at the Center for Jewish History It's hard to believe that the Center is having an event honoring someone who signed a paper accusing the Israeli government of possibly planning crimes against humanity. By: Ronn Torossian

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t appears The Center for Jewish History (CJH) has decided to keep on hosting events which are anti-Israel. Since David N. Myers took the role as CEO – there has been a steady stream of extreme radical events held. Next up: The American Jewish Historical Society will have an event at CJH celebrating the 20th anniversary of Meir (Miro) Gal’s acclaimed “9 Out of 400: the West and the Rest.” Who is Meir Gal? He is co-signer of a document which claims, “The Israeli government may be contemplating crimes against humanity”, and that Israel could use situations to “commit further crimes against the Palestinian people, up to fullfled ed ethnic cleansing.” Mr. Gal called “upon the International Community to pay close attention to events that unfold within Israel and in the Occupied Territories, to make it absolutely clear that crimes against humanity will not be tolerated, and to take concrete measures to prevent such crimes from taking place.” Mr. Gal has the right to claim Israel commits crimes against humanity, yet why would a Jewish institution host and thus glorify opinions that libel the Jewish nation? As we asked

Wall is an integral and large scale part of Israel’s plans to confi cate and annex Palestinian lands, isolate Palestinian previously with Jewish Voic- silencing Tali Fahima would communities, and deny any es for Peace programs (which deter and prevent other wom- prospects for survival in their CJH eventually cancelled) why en and men from following her villages and homes. The Wall is therefore not only the negation would a Jewish institution host groundbreaking path.” someone with these viewpoints? Why must the Center for Jewish History continue to honor people with radical ideologies? Would they host an event with someone who claims Iran would be justified to launch a nuclear bomb? Mr. Gal called for the freedom of Tali Fahima, an Israeli who pled guilty to charges of maintaining contacts with a foreign agent with the intention of harming state security, and admitted passing information to the enemy. Fahima, who has been called Israel’s version of "Taliban John" (John Mr. Gal called for the freedom of Tali Fahima, (pictured above) Walker Lindh) was indicted in an Israeli who pled guilty to charges of maintaining contacts December 2004, collaborating with a foreign agent with the intention of harming state security, with Palestinian terrorists, and and admitted passing information to the enemy. Fahima, who charged with "assistance to the has been called Israel’s version of "Taliban John" (John Walker enemy at time of war.” Lindh) was indicted in December 2004, collaborating with According to Mr. Gal, Ms. Palestinian terrorists, and charged with "assistance to the enemy Fahima “is an agent of peace at time of war.” and solidarity on behalf of the Mr. Gal has the right to sup- of Palestinian national aspiradisillusioned and sane voices in this hell created by the Israeli port those who collaborate with tions and right to self-deterpolicy of occupation.” Mr. Gal the enemy and he can call Israel mination, but also a tool in the claims that “...the Israeli govern- an apartheid state. The Center creeping “transfer” of the popment is afraid of the crack that for Jewish History is wrong to ulation and the realization of Tali Fahima has made in the allow people with these hei- the Zionist/Israeli expansionist plans. The Apartheid Wall walls of apartheid and occupa- nous viewpoints a forum. Meir Gal is the creator of a Campaign seeks to link the tion; on her own, and with great courage. The Israeli government campaign which claims that issue of the Wall and the Occontinues to operate as a police Israel created an “apartheid cupation and therefore hopes state, thinking that forcefully wall.” As the brochure says “the to spark the interest of various

people and organizations nationally, regionally, and internationally that call for an end to Israel’s illegal occupation.” To date, there has been no refutation of the facts which have been presented surrounding David N. Myers,

The American Jewish Historical Society will have an event at CJH celebrating the 20th anniversary of Meir (Miro) Gal’s acclaimed “9 Out of 400: the West and the Rest.” Who is Meir Gal? He is co-signer of a document which claims, “The Israeli government may be contemplating crimes against humanity”, and that Israel could use situations to “commit further crimes against the Palestinian people, up to full-fledged ethnic cleansing.”

the President of CJH as this campaign has been covered by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and countless other media outlets. Myers is a radical who stands as a leader of organizations including the New Israel Fund which openly endorse a boycott against Israel. He must not lead a Jewish institution. Donors to CJH, the American Jewish Historical Society and their boards including Bruce Slovin, Sidney Lapidus, Ira H. Jolles, Martin Karlinsky, Bernard Blum, David Dangoor, Michael Jesselson, Ed Stelzer as well as the American Sephardic Federation, Yeshiva University Museum, the Leo Baeck Institute, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research must bring David N. Myers' term as head of the Center for Jewish History to an end. This isn’t an issue of right-wing vs. left-wi g. Its right vs. wrong. Is there no price to be paid for allowing Jewish Voices for Peace and radical anti-Israel forces at the Center for Jewish History? Authors: George Birnbaum is an international political consultant, who formerly served as chief of staff for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hank Sheinkopf, CEO of Sheinkopf Communications is a leading 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.


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The End of the Perilous Fictions Surrounding the Nuclear Deal with Iran By: Sarah Stern

Persian Gulf. The seizure of the campaign to sell the Iran deal� always understood him to be sailor took place days before the was “largely manufactured for eager to do a deal with Iran as week and a half ago, parties to the nuclear deal were the purpose of selling the deal.� far back as 2012, and even since the beginning of his presidency. He elaborated: President Donald to begin implementing the deal. In the real world we are living The way in which most Trump took the first, But there was an even more imcrucial step towards mediate concern: later that day Americans have heard the story in today—not the ideal world in ending a signific nt portion of Obama was set to deliver the of the Iran deal presented — which we are all the same, and the foreign policy legacy that final State of the Union speech that the Obama administration in which no evil exists—this had been bequeathed to the of his presidency, which was began seriously engaging with sort of fi tion writing serves as nation by his predecessor Presi- supposed to be “an optimistic, Iranian officials in 2013 in or- a paltry substitute for informed, dent Barack Obama: the nuclear forward-looking� speech. Sam- der to take advantage of a new realistically-based foreign polideal with Iran. What has been uels described how Rhodes and political reality in Iran, which cy and is irresponsible, reckless, largely forgotten by the public is the administration viewed their came about because of elections and ultimately, immoral. that this particular foreign policy mire was built upon a fiction. The fiction upon which the deal was based was clearly outlined in a seminal article by David Samuels in the May 15 2016 issue of The New York Times Magazine entitled, the aspiring novelist who became Obama’s foreign policy guru. The expose by Samuels focused on Ben Rhodes, the previous administration’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and how he created a narrative to support the nuclear deal. While reading the article, it became in- By making the deal between six nations (the P5 plus 1: the U.S., Russia, China, France, Great Britain creasingly clear that the nuclear plus Germany) and Iran, as opposed to a treaty, the Obama administration bypassed Congress, deal with Iran had very little to making it nearly impossible for the legislature to exercise their responsibility of oversight and review. do with Iran’s behavior or its This was done to prevent the United States from acting unilaterally in case Iran would be been in commitments, but everything violation of the deal. (Photo Credit: You Tube) to do with a particular foreign Foreign policy is not a town policy objective that Obama priorities: “A challenge to that that brought moderates to powwanted to achieve upon assum- narrative arises: Iran has seized er in that country — was largely hall meeting. It is one thing ing offi . It was all about the two small boats containing 10 manufactured for the purpose when running for a local govnarrative—and had very little or American sailors. Rhodes found for selling the deal. Even where ernment office in American out about the Iranian action ear- the particulars of that story are politics to exaggerate one’s opnothing to do with reality. Early in the article, Rhodes lier that morning but was trying true, the implications that read- ponents’ fl ws, or mishaps. It was described as trying to sup- to keep it out of the news until ers and viewers are encouraged is quite another in the dangerto take away from those par- ous world of foreign policy to press the story of the Iranians after the president’s speech.� Samuels in the article further ticulars are often misleading or whitewash a sworn enemy of taking ten sailors on two United States Navy riverine boats in the outlined how the “innovative false. Obama’s closest advisers the United States, whose leaders

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believe in a fundamentalist version of Shiite Islam, who want to create a Shia caliphate and to obliterate the Kafir – the infide -through a military buildup of both conventional and unconventional forces, including nuclear weapons. All so that a former President can put a checkmark after one of his objectives. This deception of the American people and the international community is patently immoral, particularly when it had been clear for over a decade that Iran has been intent on acquiring nuclear weapons. We are not talking about the acquisition of small arms, but of allowing a rogue state to create an industrial scale nuclear infrastructure. Lives depend upon responsible foreign policy. The profound immorality of the Obama administration was on display in June of 2009 throughout Iran, when, after the sham elections, millions of young, democracy-loving Iranians took to the streets in protest of the brutal rule of the Mullahs. Beautiful Iranians had their skulls crushed in, and were carted off to the notorious Evin prison, sometimes never to be seen from or heard again. Many were holding up the sign� Obama. Where are you? � Finally, after more than a week of this brutality, Obama said something that can only be described as tepid, and measured, at best. Apparently, even then, Obama had wanted to cozy up to the Mullahs, and felt that the lives

of these young beautiful dissidents were simply a price he had to pay for his foreign policy objective. “He feared the demonstrations would sabotage his secret outreach to Iran,� columnist Eli Lake later observed. It was not only the tone deafness ear to the human suffering and cries of the Iranian dissident population, nor the grave policy consequences of the Iranian nuclear deal that was so callous, cold-hearted and calculating. The method by which it was sold was also troubling. Thi deal had been presented to the American people and our policymakers in a way that evaded the Constitution of the United States and compromised our national sovereignty. By making the deal between six nations (the P5 plus 1: the U.S., Russia, China, France, Great Britain plus Germany) and Iran, as opposed to a treaty, the Obama administration bypassed Congress, making it nearly impossible for the legislature to exercise their responsibility of oversight and review. This was done to prevent the United States from acting unilaterally in case Iran would be been in violation of the deal. This was further complicated by Obama making an end-run around Congress and going directly to the UN Security Council to enshrine it by a vote. Although the U.S. was the essential driver of the deal, it See The End of the Perilous , page 36

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Amazon CEO is Now the Richest Man in the World By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh

Pharmaceutical Founder Arrested In Alleged Opioid Scheme By: Ilana Siyance

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n the morning of Friday October 27, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, became the richest man in the world, based on the increased value of his stock shares. Amazon's share price traded up nearly 10% at around $1,067, as a result of a better than expected earnings report, adding close to $7 billion to Bezos overnight, and increasing his overall wealth to over $90 billion, as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The title of richest man in the world formerly belonged to Bill Gates, co -founder of Microsoft Gates, who just turned 62 on Saturday, has an estimated net worth of $87.9 billion. Gates also saw an increase in his fortune on Friday morning as Microsoft’s stock rose, but his gain of roughly $550 million topped his fortune at $88.5 billion, allowing Bezos to step ahead. The Gates Foundation funds, his charitable organization, has donated $41.3 billion, as of the end of 2016, making it the largest private charity in America. Gates’ grants have benefited a large range of causes including global health and disease prevention for Polio, Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, and Pneumonia. He has donated hundreds of millions to agricultural development around the world, water and san-

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, became the richest man in the world, based on the increased value of his stock shares. Amazon's share price traded up nearly 10% at around $1,067, as a result of a better than expected earnings report, adding close to $7 billion to Bezos overnight, and increasing his overall wealth to over $90 billion, as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index

itation, education, and libraries to name a few. This isn't Bezos' fi st time being named the richest man. Previously,iIn July he held the title for one day. Speculators expected a back and forth horse race throughout the day between the two richest men, based on the stock fluctuations. By the day’s close, however, Bezos had earned $10 billion for the day, bringing his wealth up to $93.1 billion, as per MSN . Amazon’s incredible surge was led by an updated lineup of its successful Alexa products, as well as price cuts across the brand. JMP securities renewed

the company’s "market outperform" rating. JMP described Amazon as "one of–if not the– most forward-looking companies in our coverage universe." Amazon, started in 1994, was actually slow to start, turned its first profi only in the last quarter of 2001, making a modest $5 million on revenues of over $1 billion. Of late, CEOs of tech companies have been climbing the ranks of the world's wealthiest people, as their industry outperforms the rest of the market. Six of the top 10 richest names on the list are founders of U.S. technology companies.

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pioid painkillers fi st exploded across the country over a decade ago. The addictive drugs now claim about 142 American lives each day from overdoses. On Thursday October 26th, President Donald Trump final y declared the opioid epidemic as a national emergency. On the same day, John Kapoor, founder and majority owner of Chandler-based Insys Ther peutics Inc., was arrested and charged with racketeering conspiracy, the illegal distribution of a fentanyl spray, and for violating anti-kickback laws, as per a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Offic in Massachusetts. Judge Michelle Burns of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, set Kapoor’s bail at $1 million, ordering him to remain in Maricopa County until a Nov. 16 arraignment in Boston. Kapoor’s attorney, Brian Kelly, posted bail, declared his client not guilty and promised to put up a vigorous defense. John Kapoor is being accused of bribing doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl-based drug intended only for cancer patients. “Selling a highly addictive opioid-cancer pain drug to patients who did not have cancer makes them no better than street-level drug dealers,” alleged Harold Shaw, the top

John Kapoor, founder and majority owner of Chandlerbased Insys Therapeutics Inc., was arrested and charged with racketeering conspiracy, the illegal distribution of a fentanyl spray, and for violating anti-kickback laws, as per a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts

FBI agent in Boston, referring to Kapoor and other Insys executives. Insys’ medication, Subsys, reportedly contains a narcotic that is 80 times more powerful than morphine. As per Bloomberg News, in 2012 fentanyl, the opioid nasal spray, was not selling well. Kapoor and others at Insys went all out to boost sales of the painkiller, alleges the indictment. The company began paying out hefty speaker fees, as well as

food and entertainment perks. Th y allegedly began bribing doctors to prescribe the drug, and then conned insurers into paying for it. “They do not need to be good speakers, they need to write a lot of ” Subsys prescriptions, said one Insys sales exec. From 2013 to 2015, Insys allegedly allotted over $12.2 million for doctors’ speaking fees. One doctor received as much as $229,640 in speaker fees for appearing at what amounted to “sham events that were mere social gatherings also attended by friends and offic staff,” as per the indictment. Earlier this year, two doctors were sentenced to 20 years behind bars for accepting bribes from pharma fi ms including Insys to sell fentanyl-based meds. Thi week, a doctor in Rhode Island confessed to accepting rewards from Insys in exchange for writing prescriptions. Kapoor, the 74-year-old Arizona billionaire, is the highest-ranking pharma executive to be accused of an opioid-related crime. Last year, he was ranked sixth on Forbes' list of wealthiest Arizonans, with a net worth of $2.1 billion. His arrest may foreshadow charges against companies even bigger than Insys, which has a modest $417 million market capitalization. As reported See Pharmaceutical Founder , page 36


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On His 4th Yahrzeit–Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Torah’s Commander-in-Chief By: Rabbi Chaim Levy

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orn in 1920 in Baghdad, Iraq to Rabbi Yaakov and G'orgia Ovadia, Hacham Ovadia Yosef emigrated with his family to Jerusalem at age four. As a teenager he attended Porat Yosef Yeshiva. He was ordained by his 21st birthday and married Margalit Fattal when he was 24. (She passed in 1994 after raising 11 children together.)

Attiya (1885-1970) one of the greatest Torah scholars in the 20th century in the Sephardic world (his students included Hacham Ben Tzion Abba Shaul, Rav Kaduri, and more) became very concerned and decided to pay a visit to the student’s home. When Hacham Attiya spoke to the father, the father explained that the family business was a small grocery store and he needed the help of his son as a delivery boy. The Hacham attempted to convince the father of the importance of Torah study, and tried to find a solution to the manpower issue, but it was to no avail. The father would not budge. The next morning when the father went to the store, he was shocked to find Hacham Attiya, the Rosh Yeshiva himself, stand-

As the man reached towards the set of Shas (Talmud), everyone around started to smile. “You might want to try something not so easy,” they said. His son, Hacham Daveed Yosef shlit”a, once told me in the name of his father, “He wishes that everyone would know that his mastery of Torah is not only due to being a prodigy but also to his tireless effort and toiling in Torah. One morning his kids noticed a very peculiar action: Hacham Ovadia woke up in a blaze, ran towards the sink to wash his hands, recited Birkat HaTorah (blessings recited before learning Torah) and rushed to look at a responsa of the Rivash. The children were very curious for an explanation. “We know that you have a love of Torah,” they said, “but what is the

Born in 1920 in Baghdad, Iraq to Rabbi Yaakov and G'orgia Ovadia, Hacham Ovadia Yosef emigrated with his family to Jerusalem at age four. As a teenager he attended Porat Yosef Yeshiva

cham Ovadia suffered his fi st heart attack and he was rushed to the hospital. The doctors decided that they needed to perform surgery immediately. Hacham Ovadia pleaded to postpone the surgery for three hours and be taken home. Rabbi Aryeh Deri was caught off guard by the request and tried to convince the Rabbi not to wait. After the postponed surgery, Hacham Ovadia revealed his reasoning: While at home he had been in the middle of writing a responsa for an aguna (a woman where it is not clear if HaRav Ovadia Yosef, zt’l, born in 1920 in Iraq, was the founder she is still considered married and the spiritual leader of the Shas political party

The Yosef family visits Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's grave (Photo: Israel Bardugo)

Shas founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (center) flanked on the left by MK Eli Yishai and on the right by MKs Aryeh Deri and Ariel Atias, at the rabbi's house in Jerusalem, October 2012. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, zt’l, was a revered halachic scholar whose rulings found solutions for Jews caught in complex situations, brought countless Jews back to Torah observance, and unified the diverse Sephardi community.

Chacham Ovadia Yosef as a young man in Jerusalem

In 1947 Hacham Ovadia was asked to come to Cairo, Egypt to serve as a teacher and on the Beit Din (religious court). In 1949, he moved back to what had by then become the current State of Israel and continued his studies while serving in the Beit Din of Petah Tikva. He also published the fi st of his set of books Chazon Ovadia and Yabia Omer during this time. Between 1958 and 1965 he served on the Jerusalem Beit Din, until he moved to the Supreme Religious Court where he served until 1968, when he was chosen as the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Tel Aviv. This continued until 1973, when Hacham Ovadia was selected as the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel. In 1984, Hacham Ovadia started the Shas political party, currently the fourth largest party in the Knesset.

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In the Porat Yosef Yeshiva, a young student suddenly went missing. The staff was clueless as to this student’s whereabouts. After several days, the famed Rosh Yeshiva, Hacham Ezra

urgency?” He replied that the night before he was toiling to understand two seemingly contradictory statements by the Rivash that seemed unresolvable. After thinking about the issue for a while, he resolved the contradiction. “In my sleep,” continued Hacham Ovadia, “the Rivash appeared to me in a dream and stated, ‘You have indeed understood my intentions, there is no contradiction in my two statements. It is all clarified in another source that I have writTorah Prodigy ten.’ Upon waking up I went to Hacham Ovadia is perhaps check the source he mentioned most known for his scope of and indeed it was there.” knowledge, as can be seen by his responsa in Jewish Law. In a Unquenchable Thirst typical responsa, he may quote Hacham Ovadia Yosef had a over 50 sources on a given topic. thirst for Torah that is an examI merited to frequent his home ple to all of us. Early one mornand pray with him. The e were ing, his son woke up to findi g no walls or wallpaper, but only his father lying on the fl or thousands of sefarim (Torah studying. Alarmed, he asked his books) organized in a specifi father, “Why is the Rav on the order. Every so often I would fl or?” pick up one and look inside, Hacham Ovadia replied, “I only to find that on any given woke up early to learn, climbed book you could not go three on a ladder to get a book and fell pages or so without his hand- on the ground. I tried calling written commentary on the for help, but it was too paintopic. ful and no one heeded my call, Once a guest walked in and so instead of lying on the fl or asked,“Rabbi I heard that you and simply writhing in pain have a photographic memory. and wasting time, I grabbed the Is that true? Do you know all of sefer I could reach and decided these books by heart?” to learn.” It was later discovered Tho e around in the room that he had broken a bone in his challenged him to try to stump back that required surgery. the Rabbi. “Pick anyone of the thousands of books, start a line, His Heart was with the People and Hacham Ovadia will finis it,” they said. Around ten years ago, Haing outside the store in work clothes. When questioned by the father he replied, “Your son’s learning is unquestionably more important than mine and you are murdering the Gadol (great rabbi) of the next generation. So I will be your delivery boy in his place. Just send your son back to yeshiva!" The father understood the seriousness of the Rabbi and sent his son back to the study halls. This boy turned out to be Hacham Ovadia Yosef z"l.

Chacham Ovadiah Yosef, zt’l, seen here pouring over his calumnious amount of seforim. His Torah learning was beyond impeccable and he earned the reputation as a renowned and esteemed Torah scholar

according to Jewish Law) and due to the heart attack, he could not finish it. “I might not come out alive from this surgery and then what will be of this poor woman? She will be stuck for the rest of her life, unable to remarry. I had to finish the responsa before the surgery.” Yet the uniqueness of Hacham Ovadia goes beyond his brilliance and compassion. The e was something else that he possessed that made him truly irreplaceable; he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Worldwide Torah Community. No matter what facet of Jewish Life was concerned, he was the one everyone went to. Hacham Ovadia had the unique ability of not only being able to speak on the level of the wisest of the generation, but he could also reach out to the common folk. He made time for everyone, and everyone relied upon him for Torah wisdom. From Menachem Begin, who sought his counsel before returning the Sinai Desert to Egypt, to the Prime Ministers and Presidents of current day that sought his counsel before making major decisions, it was common sight to see the street

being blocked off because a high ranking officia has come to seek advice and blessing from the Rabbi. As a resident of Har Nof, I merited to live on the same block as the Torah Sage, and was accustomed to this, as well as seeing many non-religious Israelis blocking the street because they had come to have Hacham Ovadia be the sandak of their son’s brit mila. It is not a wonder that an estimated 850,000 to 1 million people attended his funeral, with

another 200,000 stuck outside the city of Jerusalem that had been shutdown due to all traffic (the largest funeral in Israel’s history). From Jews with no background that attended his thousands of classes, to Judges of the Jewish Supreme Court that brought before him cases that they could not resolve, nearly 15% of the population of the State of Israel came to pay their respects. The greatness of Hacham Ovadia was not only his Torah knowledge and pristine character, but also that he was able to show the world from whichever place they were standing that the Torah has the answers to everything. This fact was clearly refle ted in his funeral – by the sheer numbers of attendees and the incredible diversity of those that were in attendance. Every type of Jew from every walk of life was standing in solidarity with one another, mourning over the loss of such a great man. At a shiva of a great Torah Sage in Jerusalem I once heard Hacham Ovadia Yosef state the following: “We say ‘ HaMakom Yinchemchem btoch Shaar Avley Tsion v’ Yerushalayim’ ” – May the Place (the Almighty) comfort you among those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem. HaMakom ” is most commonly understood to be referring to the Almighty who is ‘the Place’ of the universe. But Hacham Ovadia explained that it can also mean “the place” of the person in the Next World should comfort you, meaning his eternal place that he has attained through his Torah and mitzvot. May the place that the Hacham Ovadia brought World Jewry to and specifical y the Sephardic world of today, a level that could not even be fathomed years ago, be of some comfort to us in order to continue his legacy. (AISH.COM)

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When the Tests are Miracles – PART III Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours. By: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a'h (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)

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nd who can forget the photograph of our soldiers standing in awe – just looking up at the Wall? And who can forget the report of the IDF radio announcer: "...Suddenly, we recognized the familiar voice of the commander of the paratroops brigade, Colonel Mordechai 'Motta' Gur, giving orders to the battalion commanders to occupy the Old City: 'Attention, all battalion commanders! We are sitting on the mountain range that looks down on the Old City, and are about to enter it. The Old City of Jerusalem that all generations have been dreaming about and striving toward. We will be the fi st to enter it.' "With us on the roof," the announcer continued, "was General Shlomo Goren, at that time, the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Army. Rabbi Goren informed Gur over the walkie talkie that he was on his way to meet him so as to be among the fi st to enter the Old City. As far as I remember, we were the only ones in the whole area running without helmets or weapons. Goren was armed only with a shofar and a prayer book and we carried only a tape recorder and a knapsack filled with batteries and rolls of recording tape.

ners of the world. The effect was magical. Our people became spiritually rejuvenated. Even those who had never believed, those who were hardened agnostics, felt something in their hearts. The Wall called them, and despite themselves, they felt a need to respond, to touch its stones, to place a note with a prayer in its crevices, to pour out their hearts and cry. My husband and I made a decision. We knew that no matter what, we too had to be there, and so we took our four small children and traveled to Jerusalem. Thecity was congested with people – there wasn't a hotel room to be had. For a moment, I panicked, but then my husband reminded me of the teaching of our Talmud: In Jerusalem, no one ever complained of discomfort, in the City of God, every man had a place, everyone was welcome. It was Friday, Erev Shabbos, when we arrived, and there was no time to lose – the Queen Sabbath was quickly approaching and the entire city was readying herself for the arrival of the royal guest. Everywhere, stores were closing and public transportation was coming to a halt. As the siren was sounded, a stillness descended on the Holy City. Suddenly, scores of people spilled into the streets. Th y came from every direction:

warning, the Wall was before us, more majestic than I could ever have imagined. We could not speak; there were only tears. For two thousand years we had waited for this moment. Our ancestors had prayed for this day. What would they not have given to stand here, even for a fleeti g second, and yet they were denied the privilege. How strange

been among those who liberated Jerusalem. He told us about his best friend who had fallen on the Temple Mount on the very spot where once, long ago, the Altar had stood. "I ran to my friend," he told us. "I tried to help him, but it was too late. I broke down and wept, and as I cried, I heard an eerie sound. It was the braying of a donkey echoing in the night. The donkey actually seemed to sob with me, crying in pain as if General Shlomo Goren, the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Army blowing the shofar at the reunification of Jerusalem and the liberation of the Western Wall in June of 1967

In her bestselling book, “Life Is A Test” (Artscroll), Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis gives us pause when she says that it is our decision to either, “embrace with open arms and loving hearts our Godgiven covenant and sing His praise, or to continue to be blind and obdurate and delude ourselves into believing that we can live our lives without Him.”

that our generation, which was unworthy and wanting in faith, was the one to stand here in the presence of sanctity. I looked up at the Heavens and searched for my grandfather. Surely the angels had gathered his ashes from Auschwitz and brought them as an offering Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis vividly recalls the miracles that to this very spot. Hashem wrought, when in June of 1967, the holy city of "Zeide, Zeide," I cried into the Jerusalem was liberated from the control of Jordan. night, "please walk with me, for "We ran, while trying to stay young and old, men and wom- here I cannot stand alone." as close as we could to the Old en, Israelis and tourists, students City Wall to our right, but ex- and soldiers, pious Chassidim posed to the sniper fi e coming in long black coats and west- The Wall called them, and from the Mount of Olives on ernized Jews in business suits. despite themselves, they our left. As we ran, we passed Th y spoke in many tongues, felt a need to respond, to two lines of paratroopers who espoused many ideas, and won- touch its stones, to place were progressing carefully to- drously, they all merged into a note with a prayer in its ward the Lions Gate. Goren was one. All of them were rushing, crevices, to pour out their determined to get to the head of running to the same place, to hearts and cry. the line as quickly as possible. the Wall. We too, melted into the At the top of the street leading All around us, people were to the Lions Gate, we passed crowd. We didn't know our way, a still-smoking Jordanian bus. but we followed the others. My praying and our voices became We stopped only at the Gate heart beat faster and I clutched one with theirs. I poured out my itself, which was blocked by an my children's hands. I saw tears soul. I looked up at the greenIsraeli Sherman tank that had in my husband's eyes. We were ery sprouting from the crevices. Strange, I thought to myself, gotten stuck in the entrance. We in Jerusalem. We made our way through how these little branches grow climbed over the tank and enthe dark alleyways. My son without being watered. But then tered into the Old City. "Now the excitement reached tugged at my sleeve. "Eema," I saw the people around me and its peak. Goren did not stop he asked, "how did our soldiers I understood from whence the blowing the shofar and reciting do it? How did they liberate the branches received their nourprayers. His enthusiasm infect- city? How did they get through ishment. Th y were watered by the tears of a nation that had ed the soldiers, and from every these gates, these alleys?" "Jerusalem's time has come," been waiting for two thousand direction came cries of 'Amen!'" The shofar was sounded in I answered, "and God Himself years. Walking back to our hotel we Jerusalem and its call reached opened the gates." Then suddenly, without met a young soldier who had Jewish hearts in the four cor-

imploring to be allowed to carry Messiah into the Holy City." Never before in the annals of mankind did a war last only six days. Coincidence? Or was the seventh day begging to come? Th seventh day that is all Sabbath, the day that is Messiah. For a very brief moment, it appeared as if our people might just understand and be prepared to respond to this awesome

challenge. But all too soon, the magic of the moment evaporated, and once again, we failed the test. We reverted to our old ways – we congratulated ourselves on our success and came to take all those miracles for granted. Tho e of us who lived it have forgotten, and those who were not yet born were never touched by it. The fundamental law of Jewish survival stipulates that we cannot assimilate or become "like all the other nations of the world." This law holds true not only in the countries of our exile, but in Israel as well. God did not bring us back to our ancient land so that we might become like all the other nations and convert Jerusalem into New York, Paris, or London. Just consider the tragedy that has befallen us. To live in the Land of the Patriarchs and yet spurn their legacy; to speak Hebrew impeccably, and yet not know how to pray; to live in the Land of God, and yet lack faith in Him.

"Jerusalem's time has come," I answered, "and God Himself opened the gates."

other ways to awaken us. So it is that since those heady days of the Six Day War, we have suffered many painful wakeup calls, but sadly, we have remained impervious to all. Nevertheless, God continues to call. Many of us have heard the call, many are committed and live genuine Torah lives, but there are still so, so many who have yet to hear the call.

But even as we stumble through the darkness, He will be holding our hand. He will not let go. He will not forget us. He will not forsake us. So let us return to Him with willing hearts, with love. Let us pass our test. As we enter the final stages of our history, we have a choice – to stand straight and tall, to embrace with open arms and loving hearts our God-given covenant and sing His praise, or to continue to be blind and obdurate and delude ourselves into believing that we can live our lives without Him. But even as we stumble through the darkness, He will be holding our hand. He will not let go. He will not forget us. He will not forsake us. So let us return to Him with willing hearts, with love. Let us pass our test.

We have failed the test. But even if we failed the test, even if we forgot God, He does (AISH.COM) not forget us. His covenant and love are eternal and He will conExcerpted from Life Is a Test, tinue to call us. If we are blind by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, to His miracles, He will find Artscroll Publications.


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Parshas Vayera – Torah Manners merit a visit. All those who are in immense pain due to his cir- swered fi st–G-d granted Sarah remain anonymous? Surely he is omitted as G-d makes His By: Rabbi Osher cumcision, he transcended his a son after Abraham prayed for had many merits which ren- sick-call. Had the Torah idenAnschel HaLevi Jungreis ill should be visited.

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his week’s parsha imparts to us lessons for life–how we should conduct ourselves in our daily affairs and in our relationships. Interestingly enough, these teachings are not imparted as commands, but rather through example, for in the end, that is the best way to teach proper conduct (i.e.; If your children hear you say “Thank you” and “Please”, they too will say “Thank you” and “Please”, etc.). I will mention just a few of the teachings that are highlighted in this parsha which shape our Jewish character, and they all center around chesed–loving kindness.

Abraham ran to greet his guests, and he ran to serve them, teaching that when we perform a mitzvah, it should be done with alacrity and joyous enthusiasm 1) Bikur Cholim–Visiting the Sick–Abraham is recovering from his circumcision and is visited by G-d Himself (Genesis 18:1). Interestingly enough, the text simply says, “And G-d appeared to him. (Omitting the Patriarch’s name) so that we should not think that it is only the great and righteous who

2) Hachnosses Orchim– Welcoming Guests–From our father Abraham, we learn the importance of extending hospitality to wayfarers and having an open house. Indeed, the chuppah (marriage canopy) open on all sides, is modeled after the tent of Abraham who, with great devotion and love, provided his guests with food and lodging. This teaching applies to all guests, for initially, Abraham thought that his visitors were desert nomads. 3) Enthusiasm–Abraham ran to greet his guests, and he ran to serve them, teaching that when we perform a mitzvah, it should be done with alacrity and joyous enthusiasm, for the manner in which we perform such mitzvos is important.(i.e.; grudgingly or happily; angrily or kindly, warmly or coldly). 4) Escorting Guests–It is written when the angels took their leave from the tent of our father Abraham (Genesis, 18:16), he walked with them to escort them–teaching us that not only is it amitzvah to invite guests to our homes, but when they depart, we should accompany them (for example, if we live in an apartment building, we should escort them to the elevator. If we have a private home, we should walk with them for a few feet from our door. 5) Lfum Tzara Agra–Th pain is commensurate with the reward–Although Abraham was

pain so that he might perform themitzvah of Hachnoses Orchim, teaching us that the greater the effort–mesiras nefesh– and sacrifice that the mitzvah entails, the greater our reward (i.e.: you go to synagogue de-

Avimelech to be blessed with children. (Genesis, 21:1) If ever there was a need to intensify our acts of chesed it is today. Our world is in crisis. If we relate to one another with chesed, Hashem will relate with

Hasidim seen here paying holiday visits to those in nursing homes and hospitals. The mitzvah of bikur cholim plays a prominent role in the lives of observant Jews throughout the world

spite the distance and inclement weather. You go to study Torah despite your fatigue; you give tzedukah, despite the fact that you are on a tight budget). 6) Makom K’Vua–Designating a set place for prayer–Thi teaches that we should have our own special place for prayer in our home as well as in Synagogue. (Genesis, 18:33) 7) Ha Mispallel B’Ad Chaver– He who prays on behalf of another when he himself needs that very same thing, is an-

chesed to us. Connecting with G-d "Vayera elav HaShem ..." And G-d appeared unto him (Genesis 18:1) are the opening words of this week`s parsha. Interestingly enough, at no time does the Torah identify to whom G-d appeared, and yet we know that HaShem came to visit our father Abraham who was recovering from his circumcision. Our sages question why the text omits mentioning the patriarch`s name. Why does he

dered him worthy of the Divine visitation. The e is a profound teaching behind this omission. The true greatness of Avraham (which means father of all nations) could not only be found in his incredible chesed–loving kindness, his all encompassing faith in G-d, his ability to sacrific , but in his genuine humility. .."Behold, I am but dust and ashes," (Genesis 18:27) he proclaimed. He totally abnegated himself, divested himself of his ego and became a complete spiritual being. It was this humility that enabled him to connect with G-d. All of us who would strive to have a relationship with the Almighty should attempt to emulate Abraham`s example–For our post 9/11 generation, this should not be too difficult, for if anyone should realize how fragile life is, how, in an instant, all our possessions can be wiped out and our very lives forfeit, it is we. Our entire world is engulfed in fl mes. The e is no place that is secure. We can all echo the words of the Patriarch: "I am but dust and ashes..."–Our only hope is to turn to G-d. Spirituality is not something tangible or material. The efore the more self-effaci g we are, the more spiritual we will be, and the more profound our relationship with HaShem. Our sages impart yet another reason why Abraham`s name

tified the patriarch, we might have concluded that G-d visits only the righteous. But to the Almighty, every human being is holy and the Shechina hovers over every sick bed. The efore, the lesson that we must glean from this is that we too must visit the sick and express concern, not only for friends, family and those who are prominent, but to all those in need. Acting upon this teaching, Bikur Cholim–visiting the sick. societies have been an integral part of Jewish life throughout the centuries. In the very words, "Bikur Cholim" are to be found timeless lessons as well. The Hebrew word "bikur," is related to bikoret — investigation, teaching that when we visit someone who is ill, we should investigate and determine how we may best help the patient and family members. Theword bikur is also related to "boker"–morning.... reminding us to bring cheer and sunshine with our very presence and not to depart from the sick room without pronouncing a prayer for good health. Th importance of visiting the sick is just one of the concepts of chesed that we can learn from this parsha. In these days of crisis for our people, as our world becomes more and more threatening, our best response is performing acts of chesed–loving kindness. Let`s do it. It`s life transforming! (HINENI.ORG)

The Ultimate Test of Abraham What was so great about the binding of Isaac? By: Tzvi Freeman

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nd it came to pass after these things, that G d tested Abraham, and He said to him, "... Please take your son, your only one, whom you love, Isaac, and go away to the land of Moriah, and bring him up there as an offering on one of the mountains, of which I will tell you...." Genesis 22 [In the Binding of Isaac] lies the entire glory of Israel and their merit before their Father in Heaven. And that is why it pervades our prayers every day. Rabbi Don Isaac Abarbanel (1437-1508) Why did G d test Abraham? Why does He test us? Why does an all-knowing G d need to test anybody? Shouldn't He know what is in our hearts without testing us? A test is any situation that de-

mands more from you than you think you have. In a test, if you would use your rational mind you would say, "This is impossible. This is not what I bargained for. I don't have to do this because it is not within my skill set. It is beyond who I am." You don't pass a test with understanding, with reason. You pass a test with rock solid faith and blind perseverance. Tests are closely related to miracles. In fact, in Hebrew they are practically the same word. A miracle is when G d breaks out of his standard pattern of natural law and demonstrates unlimited powers. A test is when G d invites you to do the same. Th t is why people who pass tests cause miracles to happen — G d is mirroring them. The e are different kinds of tests. All of them break barriers. Some tests take a person past old habits that bridle him. Oth-

ers pull out of him new strength, a tenacity, a deep confidence in his purpose and the inherent goodness within the world. The ultimate test is that which takes a person beyond the ultimate barrier: The barrier between creation and Creator. Such was the test Abraham passed when he was asked to offer up his son Isaac. Abraham had passed many tests before — nine in total. As a young man, he had chosen certain death in a fie y furnace over worship of the evil demagogue, King Nimrod, and was miraculously saved. Throughout his life, he had never questioned G d's justice, despite his many tribulations. Except for once, when he demanded justice for the inhabitants of Sodom and Gemorrah — and that itself was how he passed another test. But the test of offering Isaac was a class in itself. Because this

head and you'll be the most signific nt man in history. Isn't that worth fi e and high water, and even death itself? But the Akedah ("Binding" of Isaac) didn't fit that profile. The Akedah fl w in the face of everything Abraham ever stood for: that G d is good and kind, that He keeps His promises and has a destiny for His world. All this is out the window when G d says, "Abraham! Remember that son I promised you, for which you waited for so long? Th one about whom I promised he is destined to carry on all that [In the Binding of Isaac] lies the entire glory of Israel and their you began so that it will conmerit before their Father in Heaven. And that is why it pervades tinue until eternity? Remember our prayers every day.- Rabbi Don Isaac Abarbanel (1437-1508) how I told you to listen to Sarah the faith of Abraham. And as against your own judgment and test made absolutely no sense. Th ow yourself in a fie y such, there always lurked a send Ishmael away so that this furnace rather than worship a doubt that perhaps, just perhaps other son could fl urish? Th megalomaniac who thinks he all this was tied to Abraham's son who you have fostered with is a god — you've made a state- ego. Because what could be a your wisdom and trained for his ment and you've got it out there. greater accomplishment than destiny these many years? Th The same with all the other tests being the founder of the faith of son of your old age, that you — they were ways to promote a Abraham? See The Ultimate Test , page 37 Turn the whole world on its cause, to publicize to the world


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What We Can Learn Continued from page 21 spirit. "By any fair measure," he says, "Germany in 1939—in terms of the number and quality of planes, armor, manpower reserves, and industrial output—was not stronger than the combined French and British militaries—or at least not so strong as to be able to defeat and occupy both powers." Yet the British government allowed Hitler to maximize his position and France surrendered to the invading Nazis in a matter of weeks because they were too

al and military power greater than any in the world, do the leaders and elites of the United tired of war to risk standing in States possess the will to deter her enemies from transgressthe right. "Every civilization, if it is ing boundaries and violating to survive, must be ready and national sovereignty? It is a willing to use force against question to ponder as one reads those who, reverting to sav- through the great works of hisagery, threaten to corrode it tory, works such as Gibbon's from within, just as it must be Decline and Fall of the Roman ready and willing to use force Empire, Carlyle's French Revagainst those—either savage olution, and Hanson's Second or ordered by a different civi- World Wars. lization—who threaten to de(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) stroy it from without," wrote Matthew Continetti is the EdJames Burnham, who served in itor in Chief of the Washington the Offic of Strategic Services Free Beacon. He can be reached during the war, in 1961. To- at comments@freebeacon.com. day, her economic and cultur-

Italian Cycling Race Continued from page 17 race will also be a boost for cycling’s growing popularity in Israel – the country’s only professional team, the Israel Cycling Academy, was found-

ed in 2014 and currently competes on the UCI Continental circuit. Dignitaries attending a launch event for the Giro in September included Italy’s Sports Minister Luca Lotti; Is-

GOP Launches New Probes Continued from page 10 testify. While scrutinizing the 2010 approval, Republican lawmakers have also revived questions that fi st surfaced in 2015 about payments to both Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation from “interested parties.” Addressing the matter Monday on C-SPAN, Hillary Clinton said “it’s the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone. In fact, it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked.” The 2016 Democratic pres-

idential nominee said these issues are just part of the “distraction and diversion” from the investigation into Russian meddling and possible coordination with Trump associates in last year’s election. “The closer the investigation about real Russian ties between Trump associates and real Russians … the more they want to just throw mud on the wall,” Clinton said. As for the separate probe of the handling of the Clinton email case, Goodlatte and Gowdy said the investigation would cover:  The FBI’s decision to public-

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being confronted with Islamic terror, Israel is on the front line. tion with their political allies, It has managed to survive terror the far Left, which has become since 1920, and even thrive. Th increasingly anti-Israel over the people of Israel have given more to the world, than the Balfour last several years. One century later, in a world Declaration gave to the Jews.

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The operation was vastly journalist and writer focusing cycling legend Alberto ContaSeeding the media with an more sophisticated than the on the radical left and Islamic dor; and honorary president of astroturf campaign through Fu- crude ugliness of Watergate. terrorism. the Giro’s “Big Start Israel” Sylvan Adams, cited as the driving point explosive detonation sysforce behind the development tems, activities which are necof Israeli cycling and bringing essary to the development of a the Giro to Israel. (ISRAEL 21C) Continued from page 31 de-certify the Joint Comprehen- nuclear weapon. The IAEA also sive Plan of Action, (JCPOA) has never visited any military ly announce the Clinton email is now increasingly difficult to or withdraw from the nuclear site since the implementation investigation but not announce get out of it because America is agreement on October 13. He of the deal nearly two years ago. the probe of Trump campaign just one of 6 parties to the deal. simply did what he had been The e are sites where the susassociate This was Obama’s calculation all legally mandated to do un- pected nuclear activity has been  The decision to notify Con- along. der Corker-Cardin: to certify ongoing, but where the Iranians gress that the bureau was revisThe framers of the Constitu- whether or not the lifti g of Ira- claim are off-lim t to nuclear iting the email probe in the fall tion had situations like this in nian sanctions is in the national inspectors because they have of 2016 mind when they asserted that security interest of the United deemed them “military sites”. Sarah N. Stern is Founder  The decision to “appropriate a treaty had to be ratified by States. full decision making in respect 2/3 of the Senate. It is also why But the most deadly omission and President of the Endowment to charging or not charging Sec- members of the U.S. Congress in this entire charade is that the for Middle East Truth, EMET, retary Clinton to the FBI rather felt that they needed to reassert International Atomic Energy a pro-American and pro-Israthan the DOJ” their constitutionally mandated Agency (IAEA) has not actually el think tank and policy shop in  The FBI’s “timeline in respect role of oversight and review in been doing the job of verifying Washington, DC. 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Dr. Medoff is founding director With the help of the Almighty. even have claimed that FDR’s did bomb German oil factories anti-Semitic remarks to Josef adjacent to Auschwitz, inad- of The David S. Wyman Institute vertently harming some slave for Holocaust Studies, and auStalin and other Soviet officia Endo International Plc, and in private (in 1942 and 1945) laborers, but nobody prosecut- thor or editor of 17 books about ed the pilots as war criminals. Jewish history and the Holocaust. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen were helpful as “ice-breakers.” Pharmaceuticals, alleging they knowingly caused the opiparity that it can imagine. It beoid epidemic for self-enrichlieves that the shakedown scam ment, by minimizing the risk is the best strategy for benefitof addiction and overdose for Continued from page 19 painkillers. doesn’t matter. Smear, shake- ting black America, and that destroying the NFL in the process down, rinse, repeat. The race industry has en- will be a net plus. 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Hamas Rejoins Iran's Continued from page 23 ger-term radical vision. Both Hamas and Iran would like to eventually use the Palestinian reconciliation to depose Fatah from power in the West Bank. Hamas can be expected to use the coming years to build up its political power in the West Bank, Fatah's home turf, and then try

Continued from page 35 love more than any father has ever loved a son? "Take him to the land of Moriah and raise him up for a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will show you there." No explanation. No consolation. No excuses. Just do it. Turn around and destroy everything you have built until this day so that there will never be a chance to rebuild.

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Perhaps something could be salvaged. Perhaps Abraham would demonstrate to the world to what extreme a man could have faith in G d. At least some purpose, some glimmer of meaning. But no. Because, at the scene of Abraham's most heroic stand, there was not a soul to witness. No armies, no throngs of disciples, no impressionable bystanders, not even the two young attendants he had taken with him — he had told them to stay behind at the foot of the mountain.

Balfour’s Greatest of Gifts Continued from page 20 making the trip to London? On the face of it, aside from Germany, no country is less deserving of Jewish gratitude than Britain. But not everything is cut and dried. For while it is true that the Balfour Declaration didn’t change the world, or even the British, it changed the Jews. After 1,800 years of dispersion and hopelessness, here was the British Empire saying that the time had come for the Jews to reconstitute themselves as a free nation in their land. The dor Herzl had held the First Zionist Congress in Basel,

Switzerland, 20 years earlier. Zionist pioneers laid the cornerstone for Tel Aviv and established the fi st kibbutz eight years earlier. The e were all signific nt milestones. But until Great Britain announced it supported Zionism, the vast majority of Jews thought the national liberation movement was doomed to fail just like all of its messianic predecessors. Suddenly, Balfour made it practically possible to achieve the goal of national liberation. Under the League of Nations Mandate, Jews were given a legally binding international

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Kan television news service. Maher Salah, a senior Hamas fin ncier, recently appeared at a Turkish rally for the deceased Egyptian former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mahdi Akef, in which he eulogized Akef as one who "loved jihad fi hters and the jihad for Allah." The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Salah, together with Al-Arouri, in 2015. "The fate of your country is to pass from the world," Salah said,

addressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "The fate of your kingdom is to be eliminated. I promise him that his country will not live to celebrate 100 years." Salah could use his ties in Iran to restart large-scale terrorist fi nancing efforts. The Gaza Strip is the quietest it has been in 30 years, and Hamas today remains deterred by Israel's military might. But its recent actions and

statements show that Hamas is exploiting the ceasefi e to gear up for long-term and destructive confli t with Israel. It is returning to Iran's fold to help it in this effort. (IPT) Yaakov Lappin is a military and strategic affairs correspondent. He also conducts research and analysis for defense think tanks, and is the Israel correspondent for IHS Jane's Defense Weekly. His book, The Virtual Caliphate, explores the online jihadist presence.

The most dramatic moment of Abraham's career was performed in chilling solitude. If so, on that day, Abraham passed not one, but ten tests. For in case there had been any doubt beforehand, now we could say in retrospect, "All that fortitude, tenacity, iron faith that Abraham showed in the face of challenge, it wasn't just another human creature with his ego tied to a cause. It wasn't just another hothead zealot or a gullible believer who must believe because, well, everyone has their crutch. It was real." Abraham was no longer just another being seeking its own

fulfillme t. In the language of our sages, Abraham had become a chariot — a vehicle for a Higher Will. In modern lingo, we would say he was "transparent." A window through which you saw G d. Interestingly, Abraham's body was a step ahead of his mind in this regard. Having received his mission at night, Abraham awoke early and plunged into his task. He prepared everything, the wood, the knife, the igniter. All was calculated, not in a drunken stupor of religious fervor — carefully, mindfully. For three days, Abraham walked until he found that place.

He kept quiet, he did not reveal his goal, neither was he swayed from walking towards it. Even once his son had discovered his awful fate in this journey, even then his determination did not falter. Inside: questions, struggle, confusion. On the outside: fi m footsteps, a wise, fatherly, noble countenance. When Abraham built an altar of stones, his hands did not falter. As he set the wood, as he bound his son and lifted him upon the altar, he did not slip, he did not cry. Only when he needed the knife, only then his hand refused, "And he sent forth his hand and grasped the knife." His

hand knew what his mind did not — that this was not the Divine Will, that Isaac was only to be raised as an offering, but not, G d forbid, to be slaughtered. But Abraham's mind did not yet know, and so he "set forth his hand," against its will, by force. In the end, there was no sacrifice of Isaac. "I told you to offer him up," G d said, "and you did. Now take him down." But the gateway was opened. It became possible for other human beings to transcend the limitations of the ego and become a clear channel for the Divine Will in our world.

charter for the reconstitution of their national homeland. Just as importantly, if not more importantly, the Balfour Declaration ignited the imaginations and passions of Jews throughout the world. For the fi st time since the fall of Betar, Jews, dispersed throughout the nations dared to believe that the reconstitution of Israel could happen in their lifetimes. True, for 6 million Jews in Europe, it was not realized in time. But here too the Balfour Declaration was signific nt. The legitimacy that the Balfour Declaration conferred on Zionism in the eyes of world Jewry gave the Jews an answer to Hitler. As the Nazis rose to power, for the fi st time, the Jews knew what they needed to do. For the

fi st time, the majority of world Jewry embraced Zionism. After the Holocaust, that support became a demand. And due to the Balfour Declaration, the nations of the world – particularly the US – were empowered to stand up to the British government and demand that it step aside and allow the Jews to establish their state. The Balfour Declaration didn’t change the way non-Jews felt about the Jews. It empowered the Jews to change their fate. And it gave license to the nations of the world to support them – if only fleeti gly in most cases – and so allowed history to change in a revolutionary way for the Jewish people. Israel’s fi st prime minister David Ben-Gurion famously

said, “It doesn’t matter what the gentiles say. It matters what the Jews do.” Ben-Gurion’s statement was harsh. But it was also accurate, by and large. Generally speaking, the nations of the world have not supported the Jews, not in the Diaspora and not in Israel. Jewish survival has always been more a function of Jewish action than gentile sympathy. But while accurate in the general sense, the routine hostility of the nations of the world mustn’t make us overlook the enduring signific nce of their acts of friendship. Th Balfour Declaration didn’t change the whole world. It changed the Jewish world. It didn’t change the Jewish world

by creating a state for us. It changed the Jewish world by helping us to believe that we could fulfill our longing to return to Zion. And once we believed it, we did it. So Netanyahu is right to travel to London to show his appreciation for the Balfour Declaration – protests or no protests. Indeed, he would be right to go to London even if Corbyn were prime minister and no one greeted him at the airport. By showing our enduring appreciation for what the British government did for the Jews a hundred years ago, we may inspire new unknown Balfours to stand with us tomorrow, even as the chorus of Balfour-haters drones on and on and on.

ysis. With office in Tel Aviv and Mexico, Prospera was founded in 2014 and serves customers on three continents. This year, Prospera was chosen for SVG Partners’ THRIVE Top 50 annual ranking of the 50 leading AgTech companies and CB Insights’ 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies, and was named Best AI Product in Agriculture by CognitionX and Disrupt 100.

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fi mly back into Iran's orbit. So long as Egypt remains under a government that is hostile to Isto take it over through elections. lamists and jihadists, Hamas will Hamas's end goal is to create two continue to see Iran as its state armed fronts against Israel – from backer, despite the Shi'ite-Sunni Gaza and the West Bank – with divide. Meanwhile, a senior Hamas Iran creating the third and most potent third front from Lebanon, member with a history of funneling tens of millions of dollars in the form of Hizballah. Hamas and Iran still have their from Iran to the organization's differences, but Hamas's new military wing has recently been leadership, and its distress stem- unveiled as a new top-level overming from isolation, have led it seas liaison, according to Israel's

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accident. Based in Tel Aviv, San Francisco and New York, Nexar employs machine vision and sensor fusion algorithms, leveraging the built-in sensors on iOS and Android phones. Using this vehicle-to-vehicle network, Nexar also can warn of dangerous situations beyond the driver’s line of sight.

Optibus

This Tel Aviv-based startup’s dynamic transportation scheduling system uses big-data analytics to dynamically adjust the schedules of drivers and vehicles to improve passenger experience and distribution of public transportation. Optibus technology is field- roven on three continents and received the European Commission’s Seal of Excellence. The company was a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Global winner. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the largest Challah Bakes in the Washington DC/Baltimore area featured cancer prevention information as well as using the pink theme from T-Shirts to colored sprinkles on top of Challahs. Multiple

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Optimove’s “relationship marketing” hub is used by more than 250 retail and gaming brands to drive growth by autonomously transforming user data into actionable insights, which then power personalized, emotionally intelligent customer communications. The company has office in New York, London and Tel Aviv, and has extended its AI and ML platform to the fin ncial services sector.

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8 Dead in Terror Attack Continued from page 28 her onto a stretcher and, at that moment, we heard gunshots. I recalled hearing five gunshots in quick succession and immediately the office ... left to investigate the situation from the direction we heard the noise coming from." Another witness, Ramon

Cruz, described what he saw. "What I saw was that the driver — he didn't look like he was bleeding," said Cruz. "He was dragging his foot. He looks frustrated, panicked, confused. People are running past me, saying, 'He's got a gun. He's got a gun." I didn't see any gun. It was a white pickup truck.

MSNBC, HBO Push Out Continued from page 6 every other news organization,’ one of the women told the network. None filed complaints against Halperin, 52, although the woman whose breasts were fondled says she did tell a mentor. The women — who have all stayed anonymous — did not report directly to Halperin at the time but say they have remained mum either because he wields a

lot of power in the industry or out of embarrassment.” The penis rubbing and breast-grabbing are denied by Halperin. He did however issue a statement in which he apologized and only admitted to “[pursuing] relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me.” He also said, “I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate

He looked pretty bad without bleeding or anything like that. I didn't see him hit anybody. All I heard was the impact of a crash." President Trump has been briefed on the incident by Chief of Staff John Kelly and he will be continually updated as more details are known, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected."

and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.’’ However, MSNBC’s statement didn’t make the departure sound much like it was Halperin’s decision. It said in a statement: “We find the story and the allegations very troubling. Mark Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood.”

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peace” and said that PA security forces are working diligently to scuttle terror attacks against IsContinued from page 16 serve in a Palestinian unity cab- raelis in Judea and Samaria. Mitzna also criticized Israel inet if they do not openly and chairman Amram Mitzna, for- publicly recognize the State of for consistently ramping up requirements for talks/agreement, mer ministers Ophir Pines-Paz Israel. Following the meeting, Mitz- and said he didn’t bring up the and Raleb Majadele, and former MKs Colette Avital and Taleb na told Israel Broadcast Cor- issue of officia payouts from el-Sana. Abbas said he would poration (Kan) that Abbas has the Palestinian Authority to the not appoint Hamas members to “proven that he is a partner for families of terrorists. (TPS)

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begun. A variety of reasons are givLower East Side Rehab, which en for the delays. In some cases, was one of smallest projects. 17 the projected completion dates projects are underway. Fifteen were unrealistically optimistic. projects, which should have be- Sometimes, bureaucratic compligun in late 2015 have still not cations slowed down progress. In

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ment documents on the Kennedy assassination. Trump teased the release of and partnerships that remain viable to protect national security, the documents in a tweet on Wednesday, but did not make it added. On Saturday, Trump said that clear whether he planned on al"subject to the receipt of further lowing the full release. Kennedy was shot by a information," he will not block the release of classified govern- sniper in Dallas, Texas on No-

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of being an Arab in a Zionist party. “I see the Labor Party as a they both thrive together. Responding to Bahloul, par- home for all the Israelis – Jews, ty chairman Gabbay denied Arabs, secular, religious, those that planned to remove Bahloul who are a little to the right and from the party and added that those who are a little to the left he understands the complexity But it is not home to extrem-

Continued from page 11 congress. Th y want a submissive congress." The charges of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman — who was found dead in his apartment with a bullet wound to the head just one day before he was to appear before congress to set out his case — had been rejected several times by courts as lack-

into whether the country's leadership at the time of the attack on the AMIA Jewish center ing substance, but the case was had conspired to obstruct the investigation. reopened in February. In the dock are ex-president In asking for the case to be resumed, federal prosecutor Carlos Menem, who ran the Gerardo Pollicita said that there country from 1989 to 1999, the existed "a criminal plan that had judge who led the investigation been orchestrated and put into for its fi st 10 years, the ex-head practice" and whose aim was of the intelligence agency, two to "grant impunity" to Iranians prosecutors and a representawho had international arrest tive of the Jewish community, among others. warrants out on them. Prosecutors are also looking (INN)

Ousted Catalan Leader Continued from page 11 “We are giving the voice to the Catalans in a legal and free elections, not so-called referendum which is outside the law,” he said. “So, this is the way of telling the Catalans, if you want to vote, you have the right to vote, do it under the conditions of the law and freely.” The resolution to secede from Spain was drafted and presented

by the more radical separatist factions of the regional coalition headed by Puigdemont, and it passed with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank votes. Friday's resolution by the Catalan regional parliament ends a period of uncertainty over Catalan independence that has prevailed since an October 1 referendum on independence that won 90 percent of the vote in a 50 percent voter turnout.

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“They were signific ntly impacted in their ability to function. to ease the immediate burden Tuition isn’t something that they on the families, and for many of can focus on right now when there are so many other pressing them, that need is great.” “A lot of families were hit hard needs.” A real concern, of course, was by the hurricane and the fl oding,” says Dr. Paul Oberman, keeping the children enrolled. head of school at the Robert M. To that end, some 65 students at other instances, there were unex- Beren Academy in Houston. Beren have so far received $500 pected circumstances during the design or construction phases. Officials hope that the construction will pick up a better pace now that they have gained experience in what to expect. Th y also say that the city is undoubtedly a safer place for the work progress that has already been made. vember 22, 1963. Most of the documents pertaining to the assassination have already been released. However, 30,000 were released with redactions, and an additional 3,000 were never released. Official said the sensitive information that will remain redacted for now relates to "intelligence and law enforcement" details. (INN) ists who create a negative discourse,” Gabbay told Kan Radio. “I appreciate Bahloul as a symbol of Israeliness, integration, and coexistence. But if a Knesset member, who was elected to the Knesset as part of a non-extremist party feels he is not free, then yes, I have a huge argument with him.”

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Puigdemont could face a 25year prison sentence for sedition. The central government already has jailed two separatist leaders and is prosecuting other official accused of using public resources to support the independence bid. Belgium's Asylum and Migration minister, said his country could offer Puigdemont asylum. Theo Francken said on Twitter Sunday that independent asylum authorities would make the fina decision about whether to grant asylum to the deposed leader. towards school, which has a total population of 300 from early-childhood education through 12th grade. “It was a happy day when we shared the news with families about the funding,” says Oberman, who arrived from Atlanta and took up his position in midJune, just a month before Harvey. “It is remarkable and transformative; it represents substantial help.” (INN & CHABAD.ORG)


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Jewish Students Purged from the Israeli/Palestinian Debate as Anti-Semitism Surges on College Campuses By Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

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n the campus war against Israel, the all too familiar refrain from student anti-Israel activists, many of whom form the loose coalition of groups and individuals spearheading the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, is that their quarrel is only with Israel and its government’s policies, not with Jews themselves. But that specious defense continues to fall away, revealing some caustic and base anti-Semitism, representing a seismic shift in the way that Jews are now being indicted not just for supporting Israel, but merely for being Jewish.

members harbored clear confli t of interests which arose from their purported biases, those confli ts of interests and biases stemming from the poisonous notion that because the students were Jewish or pro-Israel, or both, they could, therefore, never make informed or fair decisions as student leaders. Ignoring their own obvious biases and the lack of any balance in their own views on the Israeli/Palestinian confli t, the pro-BDS members nonetheless felt comfortable with suppressing pro-Israel voices and Jewish students on the board, asserting that they sought to remove these students because they “are all either fellows at the Canadian Jewish Political

important freedom project,” the editors wrote in a defense of their odious policy, “we also recognize that it functions as a settler-colonial ideology that perpetuates the displacement and the oppression of the Palestinian people.” Leading up to this revealing editorial, a McGill student, Molly Harris, had filed a complaint with the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) equity committee. In that complaint, Harris contended that, based on the paper’s obvious anti-Israel bias, and “a set of virulently anti-Semitic tweets from a McGill Daily writer,” a “culture of anti-Semitism” defined the Daily—a belief seemingly confi med by the fact that several of the paper’s editors themselves are BDS supporters and none of the staff rs were Jewish. An attempted purging of a pro-Israel student from student government, very similar to the inquisition that just occurred at McGill, took place in February of 2015 at UCLA, when several councilmembers on the USAC Judicial Board, UCLA student government’s highest judicial

chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) which attempted to bar Jewish candidates from filli g council positions if they had taken trips to Israel subsidized by the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, or other organizations, which, according to the sententious activists, “have openly campaigned against divestment from corporations that profi from Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.” Of course, there was no mention in this debate of trips paid for to send pro-Palestinian students to Israel or the territories on propaganda excursions designed to malign Israel and teach visitors an alternate, anti-Israel narrative. Once again, in addition to trying to stack the deck against the pro-Israel argument, this grotesque and inequitable proposal took as a given that anyone not committed to the Palestinian cause was by default not to be trusted, incapable of making unbiased decisions, morally compromised, and unjustifie in even harboring pro-Israel opinions.

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At McGill University this week, as the latest example, three board members of the University’s Students’ Society were removed from their appointments after a vote at the Fall General Assembly due to what was reported to be their perceived “Jewish confli t of interest.” The ouster was led by a pro-BDS student group, Democratize McGill, which was campaigning against pro-Israel students in the wake of a September ruling by the Judicial Board that, once and for all, rejected the BDS movement on the McGill campus, stating that it was violative of the SSMU’s constitution because it “violate[d] the rights of [Israeli] students to represent themselves” and discriminated on the basis of national origin. In retaliation, and to eliminate pro-Israel views on the board, Democratize McGill launched an effort to clear the board of BDS opponents, based on the cynical notion that these

Aff irs Committee (CJPAC), an organization whose explicit mandate is to promote pro-Israel discourse in Canadian politics, or primary organizers for the anti-BDS initiative at McGill.” In other words, they were being disqualified for having views that differed from those student leaders seeking to purge them from SSMU. The Jewish board member and two other non-Jewish, pro-Israel board members were subsequently voted off he board. McGill has a previous history of seeking to suppress pro-Israel thinking by Jewish students, not in the student government but in its press. An example of that was the 2016 controversy involving The McGill Daily and its astonishing editorial admission that it was the paper’s policy to not publish “pieces which promote a Zionist worldview, or any other ideology which we consider oppressive.” “While we recognize that, for some, Zionism represents an

Another odious attempt to rid a campus of Jewish and proIsrael voices took place in 2015 when student council leaders at Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa (pictured above) floated a proposal that suggested, apparently without the slightest shame or moral self-awareness, that Jewish students should actually be expelled from the institution

An attempted purging of a pro-Israel student from student government, very similar to the inquisition that just occurred at McGill, took place in February of 2015 at UCLA, when several council members on the USAC Judicial Board, UCLA student government’s highest judicial body, grilled Rachel Beyda, (pictured above) then a second-year economics student, when she sought a seat on the board.

body, grilled Rachel Beyda, then a second-year economics student, when she sought a seat on the board. The focus on her candidacy was not her qualific tions for the position (which no one seemed to doubt), but specifical y the fact that she was Jewish and how her “affil tion with Jewish organizations at UCLA . . . might affect her ability to rule fairly on cases in which the Jewish community has a vested interest in the outcome, such as cases related to the Israeli-Palestinian confli t,” as the student newspaper described it. “Ruling fairly” in this case, of course, meant that she was likely not to support the increasingly virulent anti-Israel campaign on the UCLA campus, so she failed to pass the political litmus test that so-called progressive students, enthralled with their pursuit of social justice, see as their default position—namely, being pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel. It was the same thinking that inspired a similarly discriminatory proposal the previous May by two members of UCLA’s

Another odious attempt to rid a campus of Jewish and pro-Israel voices took place in 2015 when student council leaders at Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa flo ted a proposal that suggested,

At McGill University three board members of the University’s Students’ Society were removed from their appointments after a vote at the Fall General Assembly due to what was reported to be their perceived “Jewish conflict of interest.” The ouster was led by a pro-BDS student group, Democratize McGill, which was campaigning against pro-Israel students in the wake of a September ruling by the Judicial Board that, once and for all, rejected the BDS movement on the McGill campus, stating that it was violative of the SSMU’s constitution because it “violate[d] the rights of [Israeli] students to represent themselves” and discriminated on the basis of national origin.

apparently without the slightest shame or moral self-awareness, that Jewish students should actually be expelled from the institution, that, as the student body’s secretary, Mqondisi Duma, put it, “We took the decision that Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle, should deregister.” This is, ne would think, a rather shocking sentiment from students who themselves benefited from a world-wide campaign in the 1970s and 1980s to end South Africa’s racist apartheid system. The moral arrogance of the South African student’s proposal was breathtaking, not only because of its grotesque version of the anti-Semitic practice of making any and all Jews responsible for the political actions of Israel; more serious than that, it revealed that the pro-Palestinian movement is so enthralled with the righteousness of its cause that anyone who harbors or expresses other views is considered a pariah, unworthy to even express his or her ideas in the marketplace of ideas on campus. Progressive students have decided, in their own moral self-righteousness, that the Palestinian campaign for self-determination is such a sacred cause that anyone who questions it or speaks for the Israeli point of view is a moral retro-

grade. To even support Israel is to risk being deemed a racist, an imperialist, a tacit supporter of apartheid. And more than that: now, if you are Jewish and even a student in South Africa—nowhere near or involved in the aff irs of Palestinian Arabs and Israelis—if you have not publicly proclaimed your allegiance to the Palestinian cause and denounced the Israeli one, you can be deemed morally unworthy of serving as a student leader or even attending a particular university. The student leaders who, in the context of the Israeli/Palestinian confli t, now try to suppress all thought of which they disapprove have sacrificed one of the core values for which the university exists. In their zeal to be inclusive, and to recognize the needs and aspirations of victim groups, they pretend to foster inquiry but have actually stifled and retarded it. And as this otherwise noble purpose for the university has devolved, the fi st victim in the dilution of academic free speech and debate, unfortunately, has been the truth. Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, is the author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel and Jews.


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Interjet Announces New Flights Between Mexico and Los Angeles New service between Los Angeles and Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and El Bajío, to start November 23rd Edited by: JV Staff

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nterjet is bolstering its service to Los Angeles adding new, non-stop fli hts between Los Angeles and Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and El Bajío, Mexico. Interjet already serves Los Angeles with nonstop fli hts to Cancun, Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico. This new service is scheduled to start November 23, 2017. “These new, international fli hts are important to Interjet as they will complement our ever-expanding network offering leisure and business travelers more destinations to choose

from when traveling to Mexico from the U.S.,” said José Luis Garza, Chief Executive Offic , Interjet. Interjet, recently named the TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice winner as the best Mexican airline, has launched a special sale for these new fli hts from Los Angeles with round-trip fares starting at $199.00 to Los Cabos and $259.00 to Puerto Vallarta and El Bajío. This sale ends January 17th, 2018 and prices include all applicable taxes. In addition to these low introductory fares, Interjet offers more legroom between seats, infli ht

service that includes free light snacks and drinks, no fees for checked baggage on specifi fares and female-only lavatories. Interjet’s new Los Angeles service will be operated using Airbus A320 aircraft with 150 seats. The initial schedule from Los Angeles will be for three frequencies per week to Los Cabos, four fli hts a week to Puerto Vallarta and daily service to El Bajio, all at convenient departure times. For more information regarding these new fli hts or to make a reservation, visit http:// www.intetjet.com or in the U.S, call 1-866-285-9525.

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Interjet is bolstering its service to Los Angeles adding new, non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and El Bajío, Mexico. Interjet already serves Los Angeles with non-stop flights to Cancun, Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico

As Chinese Tourism Grows, Tel Aviv-Shanghai Route to Open By: Anav Silverman

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n cooperation with Israel’s Tourism Ministry, the fourth largest airline in China, Hainan Airlines signed a marketing agreement this week to open a new direct route from Shanghai to Tel Aviv. The development makes Hainan Airlines the fi st airline to operate regular fli hts between the economic capital of China and Israel. “We are very excited to announce the opening of a new direct route from Shanghai,” said Li Liang, the General Manager of Hainan Airlines. “We have no doubt that the new route from Shanghai will continue to boost the number of tourists visiting Israel from China and will serve as another bridge in strengthening the commercial ties between China and Israel.”

Li Liang also noted the that Shanghai holds a unique place in the historical connection between China and the Jewish people, when the city absorbed 30,000 Jews fleei g Europe during the WWII. “We are proud to strengthen this connection today,” he said. Beginning September 12, Hainan Airlines will operate three direct weekly fli hts from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Israel. Ticket prices for a return journey start at $669 in economy class. Hainan Airlines fi st entered the Israeli market in April 2016 and operates four weekly flights from Beijing to Ben Gurion airport. In its fi st year of operations in Israel, the largest private Chinese airline fl w over 76,000 passengers on its direct fli hts to Israel from Beijing. Only this

In addition to the four weekly fli hts from Beijing to Tel Aviv, Hainan Airlines will add another in September. “I congratulate Hainan Airlines on opening a new route from Shanghai, another direct route that will bring record numbers of tourists from China,” said Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin. ” I am pleased that Hainan Airlines has expressed this vote of confidenc in us and continues its cooperation with us in its operations in Israel.” In the last year, there has been In cooperation with Israel’s Tourism Ministry, the fourth largest a dramatic increase in the numairline in China, Hainan Airlines signed a marketing agreement ber of tourists and business peothis week to open a new direct route from Shanghai to Tel Aviv ple visiting Israel from China. Israel’s former ambassador to year, from January to April of The airline accounts for 63% this year, 35,800 tourist entries of direct fli hts between China China, Matan Vilnai told TPS from China were recorded, a and Israel, with Chinese passen- that it was important to make 116% increase in the same peri- gers accounting for about 70% Israel accessible to the East. “For od last year. of all fli hts and Israelis for 30%. many years, it was difficult to

“We have no doubt that the new route from Shanghai will continue to boost the number of tourists visiting Israel from China and will serve as another bridge in strengthening the commercial ties between China and Israel.” get here, but we have worked very hard to make Israel open to China,” Vilnai told TPS. “There is a great interest in China in the technological innovation that Israel is known for, in addition to the history of the state. The bottom line is that want Israel to be as accessible as possible to this important market.” (TPS)

Ancient & Augmented Reality Meet in Jerusalem Tower of David Museum opens a work space and a real-time beta site for tourism startups within the historic citadel built by King Herod By: Brian Blum

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he 2,000-year-old Tower of David, today one of Jerusalem’s top attractions, hardly seems the most likely location for an innovation incubator. But the launch this week of the ToD Innovation Lab proves that sometimes new buds grow best in ancient soil.

The actors allow viewers to “time travel” to key historical moments, bringing to life the ancient city. Users can impact where the video characters take them next. The ToD Innovation Lab will offer work space, equipment and a real-time beta site for startups within the historic citadel built by King Herod. Th Reception Hall once used by Ottoman Empire-era governors

has been given a NIS 2.7 million facelift (courtesy of the Jerusalem Development Authority) to become the centerpiece of the facility. The lab’s location in a popular museum is not by accident: Some of the most likely candidates to join the lab will be those developing products and technologies for tourism. To demonstrate what types of projects the Innovation Lab is looking for, this week’s launch featured a showcase of 20 Israeli startups working in the areas of augmented and virtual reality. VR uses goggles to plunge the wearer into an immersive 3D interactive environment. AR is more limited, but with a bigger immediate payoff: visual and moving images can be superimposed over the real world using an ordinary smartphone. An example of an AR app was shown by MARstorytelling. Th young company’s “Jerusalem Awakens” allows users to point their smartphones at a particular site in the city and actors

VR-ready experiences for mobile devices as well as goggle systems such as those from Samsung, Microsoft nd Oculus. appear as if they are walking the Inception VR can take you on ramparts of the Tower of David a virtual trip to Th iland, down or through the bustling stalls the streets of Tel Aviv for the anof the Cardo. The actors allow nual Pride Parade, or behind the scenes of the Broadway musical “Wicked.” The Tel Aviv-based company raised $15 million in August and aims to be “the Netflix or VR.” AROS is a little bit VR and a little bit AR. At the showcase, the company was demonstrating its ski goggles, which you don while zipping down the slopes while receiving text and visual data on your speed, dangers coming at you and the boundaries of the course (so you don’t veer into someone else’s slope). AROS founder Alon Getz fl w F-16 planes in the Israeli Air Force and headed up MARstorytelling’s “Jerusalem Awakens” app adds augmented AR projects at defense contracreality to walks around Jerusalem. Photo credit: Hila Noam, tor Rafael. The company also Adriana Lobba, Tamar Hayardeni has goggles for cyclists under More fi mly on the VR side, the brand RideOn. viewers to “time travel” to key A more prosaic technology historical moments, bringing to the most impressive – and best life the ancient city. Users can fin nced – company at the comes from SpeechCode, an impact where the video charac- showcase was Inception VR, Austrian company now breakwhich has developed dozens of ing into the Israeli museum and ters take them next. The more tech-oriented ImmersiveOne demonstrated its “Masada 360” virtual tour of the Jewish Zealots’ one-time stronghold. ImmersiveOne works with Google’s Cardboard development kit.

consumer product markets. Its technology essentially takes QR codes offlin by embedding the entire text in the code itself and reading it to you on your phone. TourVR was showing its development platform for creating virtual reality stores you can browse without ever leaving your living room. (Side fact: TourVR CEO Yotam Elal is one of the more popular DJs at Jerusalem’s “Boogie Nights” dance parties.) Project director Devorah Mason called the Innovation Lab an experimental project but nonetheless “an inseparable part of the overall museum” that will play a major role in the fiveyear, $30 million renovation announced by the Tower of David Museum earlier this year. “As the technology and knowhow develops at the ToD Innovation Lab at the museum, it will most certainly be incorporated into other museums and heritage sites in Israel and, based on past experience, be closely looked at by institutions around the world,” said museum director Eilat Lieber. (ISRAEL 21C)

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Exploring Jewish London in a Unique Walking Tour By: Martin Warren

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ext time you visit London why not take time to discover the sights and stories of London's colourful, prolific Jewish history. The Jewish community officia y returned to London in 1656 after their expulsion by Edward I in 1290. You can still see the site of the fi st synagogue established after their return which opened in December 1656. The community quickly outgrew this synagogue and it was replaced in 1701 by the beautiful Bevis Marks synagogue, the UK’s oldest synagogue which is still in use today. The synagogue and courtyard remain virtually unchanged from the time they were built and are open to the public most days. While in the courtyard look at the memorial to World War I hero Frank Alexander de Pass who was the fi st Jewish soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, Great Britains highest award for bravery. At its peak in the early 1900s when Jews were fleei g to the UK to escape the pogroms and poverty of Eastern Europe, there were over 100 active synagogues in the East End of London. But now there remains only four still in use which are Bevis Marks, Sandys Row, Nelson Street and The Congregation of Jacob all of which can be visited. One of the last of the inactive synagogues survives at 19 Princelet Street in Spitalfields. The synagogue was built in 1862 and is now in a desperate state of decay but occasionally you can gain access and if you are one of those lucky enough to do so, you will see what a beautiful synagogue this must have been.

Jewish Soup Kitchen

But what makes this synagogue so special is that the caretaker was David Rodinsky who was the subject of the book Rodinsky’s Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair. Rodinsky became a recluse who disappeared in 1969 and his room above the synagogue which was not unlocked until 1980 was exactly as he left it with newspapers, a cup of tea and unmade bed. Walk round the corner from Bevis Marks and you are immediately in the centre of the noisy, hustle and bustle of the famous Petticoat Lane. In the fi st half of the 20th century this was the cen-

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tre of Jewish life in the East End. The e were stalls selling kosher chickens and just off the main street there were dingy converted shops where the Shochet would stand knee deep in chicken gizzards and feathers attending to his trade. Food was of course important to the Jewish Community and shops selling baigels, smoked salmon, pickled cucumbers and pickled herring were everywhere. Fruit stalls and clothing stalls were also prolific as they still are today. If you are lucky you may still see the Pearly King and Queen walking down the Lane. On to Gardiners Corner and the scene of the Battle of Cable Street where the Jewish and Irish communities stood shoulder to shoulder in 1936 to fi ht the infamous fascist Oswald Mosely and his blackshirts. It is here also that you can see where the famous Blooms kosher restaurant operated with its infamous rude waiters who attracted worldwide attention. But be careful because next to Blooms in a dark alleyway is where Jack the Ripper carried out his gruesome trade. Also see the barbers shop where Vidal Sassoon served his apprenticeship before fi hting for the Haganah in the Israeli War of Independence from which he went on to fame and fortune by cutting the hair of the rich and famous. Of course you cannot discuss the East End without mentioning probably the most notorious criminals that ever terrorised a city – the Kray twins. The e has been unproven speculation that their grandmother was Jewish but what cannot be denied is that they operated in the heart of the Jewish East End from where they spread their terror far and wide. While you are in Whitechapel have a drink in the famous Victorian Blind Beggar pub where at around 8.30pm on 9 March 1966 Ronnie Kray murdered George Cornell with one shot through the forehead. Cornell’s crime was to have called Kray a fat poof. Not far away in Fieldgate Mansions was where Jack Spot the son of poor Polish immigrants was born on 12th April 1912. He was the most notorious Jewish criminal of all time. Fieldgate Mansions and the surrounding area is still much as it was in Jack Spot’s time. You can almost visualise him in the thick of his street battles with his non Jewish neighbours. In later years

he made a fortune from illegal horse betting and running a violent protection racket with East End Jews as the victims. One of the features of the City of London is the mutual respect and support the Jewish and Christian Communities have extended to each other over the last two centuries and there is no better example of this than the Church of St Botolphs in Aldgate. St Botolphs has been referred to as the most Jewish church in the country and what is amazing about this church is the number of stained glass windows dedicated to various Jewish gentry. The most famous is Sir Marcus Samuel, London's Lord Mayor in 1902, who was born in Whitechapel and developed the family business of M Samuel sellers of painted sea shells. He went on to found the merchant bank Hill Samuel and also the mega Shell Oil company surprisingly named after his family sea shell business. In

addition there are windows dedicated to former Lord Mayors of London Sir Bernard Wayley Cohen, Lord Peter Levene and Sir Samuel Joseph all of whom are Jewish. And to add icing to the cake outside the church there is a drinking fountain erected on the railings to honour the memory of Frederick Mocatta, the 19th century Jewish philanthropist who helped Jews and non-Jews alike. Quite near to the Church you will find the Jewish Soup Kitchen with its magnifice t terracotta frontage still beautifully intact. The Soup Kitchen was opened in 1902 and was fin nced by the more wealthy Jews of the West End to alleviate the poverty of the poor Jews in the East End. This is just a small taste of the rich and diverse history of Jewish London and there is much more. Martin Warren is a born and bred Jewish Londoner who runs his own London Walks company and he is bursting with stories to tell.

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NYC Health Dept Expands Opioid Overdose Program “Relay” to Maimonides Hospital Relay dispatches “Wellness Advocates” who are on call 24/7 to meet with survivors of opioid overdoses at the emergency department and connect them to supportive service Edited by: JV Staff

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s part of HealingNYC, the Health Department announced the expansion of the Relay program to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. In the hours after someone survives an opioid overdose, a Relay “Wellness Advocate” – someone with personal experience using opioids who is trained as a peer advocate – meets with the survivor in the hospital emergency department to offer support, including overdose risk reduction counseling, opioid overdose rescue training and how to use naloxone. Participating hospitals can contact Relay at any hour of the day, any day of the week, and a Wellness Advocate will arrive within the hour. The Wellness Advocate stays in contact with the person for up to 90 days and offers connection to harm reduction programs; drug treatment, such as methadone or buprenorphine; and supportive services, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and emergency housing. People who have survived an opioid overdose are at two to three times more likely to experience a fatal overdose than people who use drugs but have not experienced an overdose.

In four months, the programs at the Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, Montefi re Medical Center in the Bronx, and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights have engaged 92 participants. In choosing where to launch Relay, the Health Department has focused on hospitals in neighborhoods with high rates of opioid overdose. Relay will receive $4.3 million in annual funding from the City after it expands to 10 emergency departments by 2019. Th program is under HealingNYC, the City’s comprehensive initiative to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 35 percent over five years. “For those who have survived an opioid overdose, the fi st few hours when they are so vulnerable, can be the most daunting. The presence of a Relay Wellness Advocate–someone who has personally overcome substance misuse – gives hope and strength to a survivor. By encouraging relationships with trained peer advocates, Relay guarantees the nurturing support that our loved ones deserve,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray, who leads the City’s mental health and substance misuse efforts. “With the Relay program expanding into Maimonides

Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. “Overdose survivors are at a high risk of experiencing a fatal overdose. The hours Medical Center, New York City after an overdose are a window now has more paths to recov- of opportunity to off r support ery for residents wrestling with and prevent future overdoses.”

As part of HealingNYC, the Health Department announced the expansion of the Relay program to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn

opioid addiction,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Dr. Herminia Palacio. “Addressing this epidemic requires various strategies and approaches, such as this program. Th ough HealingNYC, Relay Wellness Advocates can meet New Yorkers at a moment of deep crisis and help them forge a path towards healing.” “As part of HealingNYC, the Relay program offers overdose survivors judgment-free support from peers who understand opioid misuse from personal experience,” said Health

“Maimonides Medical Center is pleased to join this important work to combat the opioid overdose crisis that is gripping our city and our nation,” said Kenneth Gibbs, Maimonides Medical Center President & CEO. “The HealingNYC program is bringing needed services to the most vulnerable—which is precisely what all hospitals aspire to achieve every day.” “Our team in the Emergency Department at Maimonides is in the front lines of the battle against opioid overdose deaths,”

said John Marshall, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center. “We’re honored to partner with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to bring ‘RELAY’ services to Brooklyn—a program that has already made a difference for scores of patients.” "I commend the City for expanding the Relay program to Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park," said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. The stories and support shared by Wellness Advocates, who have personal experiences with opioids, will help reduce the intensity of this public health crisis that is ripping families apart with deadly consequences. To combat the opioid epidemic, we need awareness, compassion, and grassroots outreach; that's what this expansion will advance in Brooklyn." The number of drug overdoses in New York City remains at epidemic levels as the illicitly manufactured fentanyl – a potent opioid – continues to be present in the drug supply. Fentanyl has been found in heroin and cocaine as well as in benzodiazepines and opioid analgesics acquired from unregulated labs. Citywide, someone dies of a drug overdose every seven hours. In 2016, there were 1,374 confi med overdose deaths; opioids were found in 82 percent of deaths, and fentanyl was involved in 44 per-

cent of deaths. From January to June 2017, there were 711 confi med drug overdose deaths in New York City. The Health Department is now posting quarterly drug overdose death reports online. Opioid overdose deaths are preventable. New Yorkers can purchase naloxone – a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids – without a prescription at over 700 pharmacies throughout the city, including all major chain pharmacies (Walgreens, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and CVS). At least one form of naloxone is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicaid. Naloxone is also available for free from registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs. The Health Department offers regular naloxone trainings, which teach New Yorkers to recognize the signs of an overdose and respond by calling 911 and administering naloxone. The trainings are free, and all participants are offered a free naloxone kit. Treatment with methadone or buprenorphine is also highly effective and can reduce the risk of overdose. Individuals seeking support or treatment for substance use issues for themselves or their loved ones can contact NYC Well by calling 1-888-NYC-WELL, texting “WELL” to 65173 or going to nyc.gov/nycwell. Free, confi dential support is available at any hour of the day in over 200 languages.

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arly signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it's especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say. Australia had its worst flu season on record, and what happens in the southern hemisphere typically predicts what happens in the northern hemisphere, said Kevin Harrod. He is a professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. "The e data tell us that we should see a worse-than-average flu season," Harrod said. This year's vaccines are combating the H3N2 strain and B strains of influenza, according to Harrod. H3N2 viruses cause more severe disease in the elderly and young children, and they are associated with a high hospitalization rate, he noted. The best protection against the flu is vaccination, Harrod said in a university news release. "While getting the flu shot may not keep you from getting the flu, it will limit the severity and duration of the illness, and provide you with some protection against future infections in subsequent seasons," Harrod said. "Even in years when the flu vaccine is a 'bad match,' there is partial protection because one's immune system can make antibodies that still recognize and

Early signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it's especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say.

bind to the influenza virus even when new strains emerge unexpectedly," he added. Dr. Leah Leisch, an assistant professor in the division of general internal medicine at UAB, noted that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older — including pregnant women — get a flu shot. "It is especially important for people at high risk for flu-related complications. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnant women, children younger than 5, adults older than 65 and people with certain medical conditions," Leisch said. Harrod said the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices does not recommend the use of the nasal spray flu vaccine in the 2017-2018 influenza season. Leisch had some tips on what

to do if you think you're coming down with the flu. "During flu season, if you experience flu-like symptoms, it is wise to let your doctor know within 24 to 48 hours of when the symptoms began," Leisch said. "However, your doctor may not prescribe any medications, as most — otherwise healthy — adults under age 65 do not require prescription medication for flu." For most people, the best therapy is to stay home and get plenty of rest and fluids, she said. Young children, adults older than 65, and adults with certain medical conditions may require anti-viral medications. "The e medications are good at preventing complications of flu and shortening the duration of flu by one or two days," Leisch said. "However, they will not make the symptoms go away immediately." (HEALTHDAY NEWS)

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Notice of Formation of EastGold Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/11/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 100 Park Ave, 16th Fl., Suite 1658, NY, NY 10017, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of formation of EPICUREAN NIGHTS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/20/2017. 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. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of Qualification of LiquidX Insurance Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/24/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/18/17. 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. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of Qualification of Stability Technology Partners LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 04/23/12. 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. Address to be maintained in CA: 177 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of Qualification of MERCHANT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/12/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/2/17. 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. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of Qualification of Winthrop Advisory Group, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/05/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/17/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Winthrop Advisory Group, LLC, 321 Columbus Ave, 4th Fl., Boston, MA 02116. Address to be maintained in DE: Paracorp Incorporated, 2140 S. Dupont Hwy., Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [11/3-12/8]

Application for Authority of MEREDITH PROJECT LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/28/17. Formed in DE 8/11/17. Office loc.: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is Meredith Still, 164 E. 37th St., New York, NY 10016. The office address required to be maintained in DE is 203 NE Front St., Ste. 101, Milford, DE 19963. Cert. of formation filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corporations, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of formation of SARENA B. LOYA, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/13/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Sarena B. Loya, LLC, 1240 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [11/3-12/8]

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Notice of Formation of Sarah B. Edelman Licensed Mental Health Counseling PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/24/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 5th Ave, Ste 1503, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Mental health counseling. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of Qualification of 7thfl LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/25/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/23/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [11/3-12/8]

Notice of Formation of M BLOOM 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: 230 Park Ave, Ste 1130, NY, NY 10169. Purpose: any lawful activity. [11/3-12/8]

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. [10/1311/17]


PAGE 46 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. [10/13-11/17]

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]

The Jewish Voice Notice of Qualification of Talk Later LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]

Notice of Qualification of SunPower NY CDG 1, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]

Notice of Qualification of Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Washington (WA) on 5/28/53. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. WA address of LLC: 505 Union Ave SE, Ste 120, Olympia, WA 98501. Cert. of Formation filed with WA Secy of State, 801 Capitol Way S, POB 40234, Olympia, WA 98504. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]

Notice of Qualification of LEDGERPRIME LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]

Notice of Qualification of 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]

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]

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Associates III L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/18/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund III L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Formation of Hudson LaGrange, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Craig Wood, c/o Cape Advisors, Inc., 483 Broadway, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of 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 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 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 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. [9/29-11/3]

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]


NOVEMBER 3, 2017 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. [9/22-10/27]

The Jewish Voice 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 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,

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]

Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with 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]

DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE

Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, De 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

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

Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Feeder Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 2/24/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. CI address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, 190 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9001, CI. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed Registrar of LPs, Citrus Grove Bldg., Ground Fl., Goring Ave., Georgetown, Grand Cayman KY1-9000, CI. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/2210/27]

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 PROJECT ACTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 185 Varick St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of 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]

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

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]

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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

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]

Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY.

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]

Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]

Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) I L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be

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 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]

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 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]


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY LAND FOR SALE IN LAKEWOOD, NJ.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

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 year 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 omnipropertynj@gmail.com

LM0908

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

CALL OWNER 718-241-4141 EMAIL 4030303@gmail.com LM1013

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

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

Call Lou 570-829-7768 BUSINESS OPPT'Y

9000

LARGE FAST FOOD SANDWICH SHOP CHAIN FOR SALE in Lower Westchester. East Fresh! Recently built, owner seeking new business opportunity and wants to sell this new and booming business. Great location. Call for more details. 914-309-6572 LM1208 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 914962-0007 LM1027 PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE For Sale in Sea Cliff, NY. Next to Busy Medical Office. powerphysicaltherapy@yahoo. com 516-801-3337 LM1027

AIRCRAFT SERVICE

9005

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

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 LM0908

LM0908

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

9010

Invest small, with a minimum investment of $7,500 for a big return!! With a Legal Legitimate Investment company. For more information or appointment call: 212-256-1158 extension 103 This offering is only for accredited investors under Regulation D under Rule 506 (c) of the Securities Act Of 1993. The Company shall take reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status before making Any offer and sale. Any accredited investor that does not provide the information necessary to the company To satisfy the verification requirement will not be deemed an accredited investor and may not participate in the offering. LM0911

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

LM0818

RESTAURANTS FOR SALE (2). RIDGEFIELD, CT. Gorgeous restaurant, turn-key operation on Main St. $300K. Also, PIZZERIA in BROOKFIELD, CT in very busy shopping center. Next to Raymour Flanagan. $150K. Call Owner 914-906-1084 LM0915

HELP WANTED

9020

HEALTHCARE WORKERS NEEDED. United Hebrew is seeking : RN- Case Managers for Home Care, RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, PTA, OTA, Housekeepers and HHA’s for Long Term and Home Care Services. Please send resume to HR@uhgc.org or Fax 914-632-0242 or Call 914632-2804 LM1208

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 BROADWAY COMPUTERS. 516-654-9210 We do it all from training to repairs. Learn to use PC’s & Gadgets. Our location or yours. Desktop, Laptop/ PC/ Mac Services, Repairs, Upgrades, Virus Removal, Maintenance & Control Wireless Networking Laptop Screens Repairs, New & Refurbished PC’s & Laptops. Starting at $199. We

D & H CLEANING SERVICES AND REPAIRS LLC. Our services include repairs, renovations, maid service, interior cleaning, event clean up, and commercial cleaning. Phone: 914-227-0058 Email: ezardclarke@aol.com LM0915

Repairs TV’s. Call Us @ 516-259-1810

Visit Us At 588 Broadway, Massapequa LM1117

NURSING ASSISTANT. Days, Evenings or Overnights. Speaks English. Car Available. Excellent References. Hollywood, Florida only. Call 215-840-0346 LM0915

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

Call 347-619-9290

LM0915

JB Carpentry, electric, plumbing, painting, flooring, decks & kitchen/ bathroom remodeling. Responsible & reasonable. All jobs welcome! Joe: 347-215-1960

HELP WANTED

9020

NURSES LPN’s, RN’s & CNA’s. PUTNAM NURSING & REHAB CENTER. Come join our team, 1199 union benefit packages, SIGN-ON BONUS PAID OUT MONTHLY. LTC facility, seeking RN’s/ LPN’s 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 347-565-6200 LM1006

VALET PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED- MONTAUK. *Applicants should be clean cut, outgoing personality, need to be able to drive stick shift and have clean drivers license. Compensation $8.00/ hour plus excellent gratuities.* Contact Nick 516-770- 1873 or email nvitanza1@optonline.net LM0818 MANAGER FOR LEGAL NOTICE DEPARTMENT WANTED! To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19

SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19

WANTED: LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL ENRICH YOUR LIFE? Join our Sept. 2017 or Jan. 2018 Volunteer Puppy Raiser Class. Application on website. Putnam Service Dogs. 917-449-5359, info@putnamservicedogs.org LM0908 HOME CLEAN HOME. Residential and Commercial services in Long Island. Our staff is very professional, courteous, detail-oriented, thorough &

AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft flexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 acwinspector@gmail.com

trustworthy. We take pride in what we do.

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

631-566-2741 LM1201 JULIA’S HOUSECLEANING. Houses, Condos, Offices.

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

9930

Reasonable Prices. Very

CLEANING SERVICES

9910

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

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

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 914-6466086 LM1117

BETH DAVID CEMETERY, ELMONT N.Y. 2 PLOTS SECTION E-7 ROW H GRAVES 28 & 29 ASKING $6,500 FOR BOTH NEGOTIABLE CALL 516-662-7060

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REAL ESTATE

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

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 live-out. Transport available. 914-860-5312/ 845-490-3325 LM1201

CNA POSITION WANTED. I have over 10 years experience. Livein or live-out. Day or evening hours. I am hard-working. Excellent references. Florida only. Call 305-697-1196 LM0929

HOME IMPROVEMENT

9950

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

PETS

PERSONALS

NUTRITIONIST

TUTORING

9970

PRIVATE HOME TUTORING SVCS. Tutoring in your home or library. COMMON CORE: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Chemistry. 718526-5219 or 917-432-7902 JP1110 **ALL Subjects 1-on-1 Tutor** Grades K-12, Specialize in Math & Essay writing. Intensive Prep for Specialized Science High School Entrance Exam, SAT, & HS Regents Exam available. Email: ALL.As.Tutor.NYC@gmail. com

HANDYMAN SERVICES

4 balconies, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, fin bsmt. $5,400 per month. Call Owner 347-645-6986 LM1110

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT 3050

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

AUTOMOTIVE

9050

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 LM1124

BUYING

9045

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

in the Country. 10 Miles West on 11B, Property is on Spalding

Just outside the Adirondack Park. $110,000 Or Best Offer. Call 802-767-3311 LM1006

OUT OF STATE

8060

TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY,

RENT. Corner space. Near

NJ. For Sale, user/ investor

courthouse, JFK Airport &

opportunity, 9,000 sq ft

electric. Leave message 9AM5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819

Commercial building on 1.74 acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multi-purpose building, drive-in doors, great

BRONX

4050

for all type contractors. Traffic counts over 44,000 cars per

STORE FOR RENT. Top retail

day. REMCO REALTY

location, high pedestrian traffic,

732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916

3000sf, can be divided. For details: Rafi- 718-364-1400 or 347-495-0614

STATEN ISLAND

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

5050

Psychologist, Accountant,

BROOKLYN

1010

AVE W/ EAST 18 ST. 2 rooms,

Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area.

bath, enclosed porch, cooking

$600 + utilities. Call Owner at

facilities. 2nd floor back.

718-979-7458 LM0812

Private entrance. $1,150. Call 347-576-3262 JP1027

NEW YORK STATE

7050 SEAGATE. 5 Room Apt, 2nd

PEEKSKILL LAWYER’S OFFICE

9040

9044

MALONE, NY. 103 Acres for Sale

RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR

FOR RENT. Busy intersection,

ENTERTAINMENT

7060

Road. Power on the property.

DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for

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

NEW YORK STATE

garage, park-like backyard,

month includes all except for

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

FOR SALE

COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE

ESTATES. Large 1 family house, 5BR +, 4 baths, 2 car

hospital. Suit to fit. $1,600 per

9025

9960

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

HOLLISWOOD/ JAMAICA

QUEENS

9965

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

3030

SWIMMING POOL

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

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

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)

QUEENS HOUSE FOR RENT

3060 EAST TREMONT AVE:

I am looking for Live-In or LiveOut CNA position. I’m available 5 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0922

9043

LAGRANGE TOWN OF, $350,000

Floor, Renovated 1 year ago,

Artist District. No smoking, no

new appliances. $1,900. Call

pets. 914-739-2600 LM0922

Owner 718-946-2856 LM1006

FRANKLIN LAKES. GATED RETREAT ON 3 PRIVATE ACRES, ELEVATOR, LAVISH GOURMET KITCHEN, EXTRAORDINARY FEATURES, $1,899,999. DEBBIE 201-925-7667 OR WWW.811COLONIAL ROADFRANKLINLAKES.COM LM0113

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

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REAL ESTATE 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 LM0915

NANUET. Unfurnished Home. 3 bedrooms, 2baths, Just Painted. Family Room, deck, shed, appliances. $2,950/ month. Call Owner 845-623-2224/ 845-598-5345

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.

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JS510......................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900

Mill Basin Exclusive: Semi attached 1 family 6.5 room 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath duplex. Full finished basement. Parking..ASKING $569,000

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Youngsville, NY (Catskills) Charming large farm house on 16 acres w barn & detached 2 car garage, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large attic and basement. Close to Delaware water activities and Bethelwoods Art Center. Asking $225.000. Call owner at 201-681-7980

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PARK SLOPE. 13 St/ 6th Ave. 3

3010

KEW GARDENS HILLS. Off Main St. 2BR apt in 2 family house. LR, DR. $2,000 including heat & hot water. 917-640-3005 JP1110

parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental

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fam brownstone + bsmt. 2BR each apt. Over $9,200 income/ month. Broker Lazar 917-553-

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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 LM0922

LONG ISLAND

6010

EAST QUOGUE. One bedroom cottage with chef’s kitchen on gated 10 acre estate. $1,300 monthly. Also, Studio apt available. Access to tennis available. 631-466-0578 LM0929

OUT OF STATE

4553 lazarnyc@gmail.com JP0929

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AVE U & CONEY ISLAND AVE. 3 Room Office for Rent on Second Floor. $1,000 per month. Call Owner 631-835-8510 LM1208

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8030

DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full fin bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600 LM0902

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REAL ESTATE CENTRAL NYACK. High Ranch, 7 rooms + 2.5 baths, fireplace, central a/c, screened-in deck, 2 car garage. $475,000. 845-358-3965 LM1201 OLIVE-BRIDGE, NY. 2BR Cottage, ¼ acre. Near ski area. $90,000 or best offer. 845-897-9555 LM0915 GRAVESEND OFFICE FOR RENT. Newly Renovated. $2,500/ Month. Call Lana 718-998-7600 Ext. 20

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BRONX

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

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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

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PINELAWN Garden of Serenity. 1 plot for 2 burials, liner. $8,000. 516-603-9377 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 landscapedwoods behind All-glass sunroom. $279,900. See Zillow for addl pics.914.841.3237

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MOUNT ARARAT. East Farmingdale. Section 68, Range D, Plot 1, 2, 3 & 4. Great location. Photos available. $20,000 negotiable for all 4 graves. Call 516-241-0915 LM1208 BETH DAVID CEMETERY. 7 Graves in Section G-1, Plot

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

ROSEHILL CEMETERY. Outdoor Crypt. In Garden of Peace. Section C, Level 6, Crypt 23F. Room for 2 coffins & urn. Valued at $11,500. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call 914-548-4470 LM0915

67. $3,000 Each. 1 Row of 3, 1 Row of 4. Willing To Split. Call 781-275-0726 LM1103

OUT OF STATE

LM0804

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BROOKLYN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 1060 CONEY ISLAND. 4 family investment property. Rent roll- $87,000 yearly. Asking $899,000. Fasino Lighthouse R.E. 929-363-4122 LM1124

ROSEHILL PARK. Putnam Valley. 2 Crypts in Heritage Gardens. Level 1. Value $9,980 each. Asking $7,000 each or best offer. Florida # 561-706-0567

8040

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

WELLWOOD. 16 Plots. $3,500 each negotiable. 631-246-9240 LM0922

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DELRAY BEACH, FL. 55+ Community. Second floor, 2BR, 2 baths, enclosed patio. Share amenities of fabulous Huntington Lakes facilities. Walk to shops, dining, synagogue, Glicks Kosher Market & movies. $89,500. Owner 561-638-4637 LM1117

7030

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

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