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Funerals Held for 4 IDF Soldiers Killed in J'slm Terror Attack; Police Clash with Arabs
Family and friends mourn at the funeral of 22-year-old Lt. Shir Hajaj, who was one of four young soldiers killed on Sunday afternoon in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. (Photo: Flash90/Miriam Alster)
By: Andrew Friedman
he female soldier who was critically wounded in Sunday’s terror attack in Jerusalem has stabilized, but she is still being kept in a medically-induced coma doctors at Shaare Zedek Medical Center said Tuesday. In addition, four soldiers are still hospitalized at Hadassah University Hospital – Ein Karem, including three in moderate condition. Hospital official said that all four patients are fully conscious. In the aftermath of the attack, Israel Radio reported more clashes between residents of Jabel Mukaber and police overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and three teenagers were arrested. Also, four residents of the Moslem Quarter of the Old City were arrested for spraying graffiti in praise of the at-
tacker, Fadi al-Qunbar, 28, including a threat that the attack was “Just the beginning of the year 2017.” Police have also arrested nine other people, including five of Qunbar's family members. On Monday, Jerusalem police demolished a mourning tent adjacent to the home of the driver of a truck that murdered four IDF soldiers Sunday as the funerals for the four victims of yesterday’s terror attack began around the country. IDF soldiers Erez Orbach of Alon Shvut, Shir Hajaj of Ma’aleh Adumim, Shira Tzur of Haifa and Yael Yekutiel of Givatayim – were laid to rest on Monday at cemeteries in their home towns. Th ee families asked that media not attend. Th ee of the four killed were females. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said three of the slain were ca-
dets and one was an offic . All of the slain victims were in their 20s. The terrorist may have been an ISIS sympathizer, according to statements issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"We know there is a sequence of terror attacks and it's quite possible that there is a connection between them, from France, Berlin and now Jerusalem," Netanyahu said. Fox News reported that while speaking from the scene of the attack, on a promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Netanyahu said authorities have identifie the terrorist and "all signs show he is a
supporter of the Islamic State." Earlier, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN "there are no potential active ISIS cells here in Israel." "A group had gotten off the bus and were getting organized with their bags when the terrorist took the opportunity, ramming his truck into the group," Rosenfeld said. "Then he in fact reversed and tried to ram them again until shots were fi ed, and the terrorist was shot and killed at the scene." Fox News also reported that in a statement, the State Department condemned the "glorific tion of terrorism now or at any time" and said "there is absolutely no justification for these brutal and senseless attacks." Netanyahu said police had sealed off the killer's neighborhood -- a predom-
inately Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem -- while they investigate. "We know there is a sequence of terror attacks and it's quite possible that there is a connection between them, from France, Berlin and now Jerusalem," Netanyahu said. In a statement, Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, said there was "no limit to the cruelty of the terrorists who use every means to murder Jews and damage the routine life in the capital of Israel." While no group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack, Hamas, the militant fundamentalist Islamic organization, praised the attacker on Twitter. "We bless the courageous and heroic truck operation in Jerusalem,"
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Cuomo's State of the State Speech Short on Housing; Cheered by Business Interests By: Kristina Stukalenko
he leaders of the state legislature will not be attending Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address, which is set to take place later on in the week. Mike Whyland, spokesman for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told the Post that “The speaker laid out a comprehensive agenda this week on issues like education, reproductive rights and criminal justice reform….so, we have a lot of work to do here in Albany and that is what we will be focusing on.” The speech fulfills a state constitutional requirement that the Governor must deliver a speech on the State of the State to the legislature. Governor Cuomo has announced on his own initiative that he will visit two regions per day from Monday through Wednesday in order to deliver the speech to New Yorkers, but State legislators will not be attendance because of prior commitments and because Cuomo will not be delivering the speech in a General assembly hall, as is customary. The speech will instead
on a steady rise. Last year, assemblyman and ex-black panther, Charles Barron heckled Cuomo during his speech, alleging that he had failed to deliver the $15 billion dollars that the state’s highest court had determined Albany owed New York City schools in the 2003 Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State case. The assemblyman also alleged that Cuomo had failed to provide rental assistance to people living in homeless shelters. After the controversial decision not to give the legislators a raise had been revealed, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County) referred to it as “water under the bridge” in discussing the legislator’s decision tour He later referred to the inappropriateness of the Governor’s decision in taking his speech on the road. “State of the State should be delivered According to the State constitution, Cuomo is required to give the legislature a statement, in the Assembly chamber as it irrespective of whether or not he gives a formal speech in front of the two bodies has been done for decades,” said be a moving tour given to the such as Flanagan have other blocked pay raises of legislators Flanagan. A number of lawmakers, incommitments.“He will be in Al- through an officia panel. State average New Yorkers. Scott Reif, a spokesman for bany, in session, fulfi ling his du- Legislators have not received cluding the leaders of the Assempay raises in 17 years, and this is bly and Senate, said they don’t Senate majority leader John ties as Senate Majority Leader.” The likely unofficia reason their way of sending the Gover- plan to attend Cuomo’s speeches Flanagan noted that the offici reason behind the their lack of for the State lawmakers refusal nor a message. Tension between this week. Other legislators, in a attendance is that Congressmen to attend is because Cuomo has Cuomo and legislators has been display of how sour the relations
are between Cuomo and the Legislature, had already said they would have boycotted the State of the State if he had appeared before the two houses. A spokesman for the Assembly Republican Leader, Brian Kolb commented on Cuomo’s decision. “He should be addressing the full legislature, the comptroller and the attorney general... he’s made a decision not to do that.” According to the State constitution, Cuomo is required to give the legislature a statement, irrespective of whether or not he gives a formal speech in front of the two bodies. It is not clear at this point how that will happen, given the manner in which he chooses to give the address
Trump's Election Boosts Goldman Sachs Bonuses by More Than $500M
Manhattan Judge Denies Plea for Anonymous Jury in ISIS Trial By Benyamin Davidsons
By Mark Snyder
n Monday January 9th, the fi st case against ISIS to be tried in Manhattan federal court commenced, naming Ahmed Mohamed el Gammal as the defendant. As reported by the NY Post, Manhattan’s Public prosecutor, US Attorney Preet Bharara, requested that the court keep the names of the jury undisclosed. He highlighted the need to protect members of the jury from ISIS, which is “an extremely violent terrorist organization that has publicly published ‘kill lists’ of United States citizens, including New York residents.” Judge Edgardo Ramos denied the plea, ruling that creating an anonymous jury “is a drastic measure” that raises the prospect “of unfair prejudice to the defendant.” While it is not unusual to have an anonymous jury in terrorism cases, the condition is typically reserved for suspects charged with violent crimes, such as the 2014 trial for the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. In this
“The speaker laid out a comprehensive agenda this week on issues like education, reproductive rights and criminal justice reform….so, we have a lot of work to do here in Albany and that is what we will be focusing on.”
All these fi ms are major New York employers, so their rising fortunes figu e to give the local onald’s Trump election economy a big lift” has led to big boosts Since no other bank giant in many businesses. as experienced as drastic as an Goldman Sachs’ stock increase in stock as Goldman has risen the most out of all has, it implies that investors the large fin nce management believe that the Trump adminfi ms. This has led to the value istration will be extra good for of bonuses at Goldman Sachs the fi m’s business. Which does increasing by over a half of a bilmake sense, considering the lion dollars. former president of Goldman, In 2011, Goldman’s share Gary Cohen, has been appointprice went down by an incredied director of the White House's ble 46%, and they had to let go National Economic Council, in close to a thousand employees. This was all do to the insanity Goldman Sachs Headquarters, addition another former Goldman executive Steve Bannon in the global market caused by at 200 West Street, in is Trump’s head strategist and Congress threatening to default Manhattan. (Photo Credit: former partner Steven Mnuchin on the government’s debt that Wikipedia) is set up to soon be Treasury summer, which hurt the multi$2.5 billion, as Goldman's stock secretary. tudes of big banks. According to a regulatory In 2012, Goldman gave em- price has soared by 35% since ployees around $900 million Trump was elected, making it filing, the sale restriction on worth of shares, to help ease the the hottest stock on the Dow the shares that were granted in pain, under the condition that Jones Industrial Average. Th 2012, just happens to expire in they keep the shares for a certain rally has been fueled by hopes January 2017. This means that that the Trump administration's the Goldman employees are number of years. According to Crain’s News, economic and tax policies will permitted to cash in their stakes “Time healed wounds, and be Wall Street–friendly, a fore- during this Trump-inspired rise. The nly thing a spokesman Goldman's fortunes improved. cast that has boosted stocks of By Election Day 2016, the re- all the big banks, with JPMorgan for Goldman had to say to stricted shares were worth $1.9 Chase up 23%, Morgan Stanley Crain’s about their analysis was, billion. Today they are worth up 29% and Citigroup up 21%. "The math is the math."
D On Monday January 9th, the first case against ISIS to be tried in Manhattan federal court commenced, naming Ahmed Mohamed el Gammal as the defendant
case, el Gammal is on trial for aiding and abetting ISIS. He allegedly assisted Samy el-Goarany, a 24-year-old Baruch College student, to travel to Syria to fi ht for the terrorist group. The ISIS fi hter will not be available on trial, as he died in Syria last year, but his father is expected to testify. In the trial, the prosecution will likely use el Gammal’s Facebook and Twitter posts to demonstration that he was an ISIS sympathizer
who also helped recruit el-Goarany. The defense is expected to bring in a video that el-Goarany made before he died, in which he brags that he arrived in Syria without help from anybody. On Monday, the selected jurors were asked if they had any “feelings” about Islam that may affect their capacity to serve impartially. They were also queried about their own travels to Syria, Turkey or Egypt.
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Real Estate Developer Paul Massey to Run for Mayor on the Independent Slate By: Kristina Stukalenko
OP mayoral candidate, Paul Massey has been endorsed by the Independence Party, the third largest party in the country and the same party that had supported Michael Bloomberg in his successful bid for two consecutive terms. Massey has also hired Doug Schoen, former pollster for the Bloomberg campaign to organize his bid for the GOP nomination. Michael Bloomberg obtained the support of the Independence Party as a matter of strategy and in order to galvanize popular support for his successful bid for the mayorship. Massey, 56, is a prominent real estate developer who recently sold his brokerage firm for $100 million. Joe Lhota, 2013 Republican candidate for mayor said of Massey. “Paul has been very successful in real estate. I encouraged him to get in the race.”Massey co-founded
Paul Massey, 56, is a prominent real estate developer who recently sold his brokerage firm for $100 million. Joe Lhota, 2013 Republican candidate for mayor said of Massey. “Paul has been very successful in real estate. I encouraged him to get in the race.”
Massey Knakal Real Estate Services in 1988. Thecompany generated $2 billion a year in revenues and was bought in 2014 by Cushman Wakefiel . Prominent on the GOP candidate’s agenda is rallying against the incumbent Demo-
crat De Blasio. At the beginning of this year, De Blasio founded a political action committee called NY1 Together. The Pac has criticized De Blasio on various issues including what the committee considers a lack of support on De Blasio’s part of
the NYPD. According to the Post, a recent poll released by the group shows that 4 in 10 New Yorker’s think that De Blasio does not have the NYPD’s back. The backing of the Independence Party could prove decisive in persuading the GOP to nominate Massey in an upcoming primary. Frank McKay, chairman of the Independence Party noted that Massey’s nomination is a refle tion of his party’s need to avoid the ascendency of the prototypical career-minded politician. “New Yorkers want and need leadership in City Hall and they don’t want another professional politician…. Paul Massey will be that leader. He will shake up City Hall and get our government working for New Yorkers once again. Paul will put the public interest ahead of the special interests that are dividing and damaging this great city.” It is has also been an erratic
Massey, 56, is a prominent real estate developer who recently sold his brokerage firm for $100 million. time for the incumbent Mayor De Blasio as there is an ongoing probe into his fundraising activities during the 2013 mayoral elections, although no formal indictments have been made. Otherwise, De Blasio has a fairly stable and even exemplary track record as Mayor. Notable victories of the de Blasio administration include a declining crime rate and a stable economy. If DeBlasio is not indicted, it will be a challenge to unseat him. Harlem minister Michael Faulkner is currently the only other GOP candidate in the race. Other candidates for the nomination include Business mogul John Catsimatidis and Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich.
UFT Splurges Lavishly with Member Dues; Annual Budget Equal to Albany By Helen Zaboulani
A Mike Mulgrew, head of the UFT, received a 3.8 percent raise bringing his salary to $283,804. By comparison, Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an annual salary of $225,000.
t a time when more schools are failing, the city’s teachers union is spending member dues without fail. The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) has spent millions of dollars on elegant meals, tickets to the Yankees and Mets games, and trips to Orlando, New Orleans and Las Vegas. According to the NY Post, in the fi cal year ending June 30, 2016 the UFT increased annual spending from $168.7 million to $182.1 million. That is a difference of over $13 mil-
lion, a sum equal to the annual budget of the city of Albany. The spending includes generous salaries to top executives. Seven UFT employees earn in excess of $200,000 a year. Six of them earn more than $227,000. Mike Mulgrew, head of the union, received a 3.8 percent raise bringing his salary to $283,804. By comparison, Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an annual salary of $225,000. Sixty-five UFT employees earn more than $150,000 annually, which is almost double what a top teacher with 10 years’ experience makes. The hefty salaries
are accompanied by plenty of perks. Over $3 million was paid to famous restaurants to cater events. A cool million was paid to the Hilton Westchester in Rye for member-training retreats. According to the US Labor Department, the union’s donations to community and political advocacy groups also rose from $2.3 million to $3 million. While spending is increasing at a furious pace, annual revenue for the union is up a mere 5%, from $143 million to $151 million. Th t increase is due to
a rise of membership last year from 180,145 to 187,157. The e were simply more new teachers hired due to the universal pre-K program spearheaded by de Blasio. Each member pays dues of $56 bi-monthly. The union also receives funding from grants, and collects rents on its properties. Mr. Mulgrew, board-elected President since 2009, defended the spending stating, “We are proud of every nickel we spend on- and on behalf ofour members. Defending public education is increasingly expensive.”
JFK Airport to Get Spruced Up in $10B Total Overhaul By: Craig Remsen
overnor Cuomo has announced plans to rebuild the JFK Airport, which currently receives more international passengers per year than any other airport in the country. The announcement came at a luncheon for the nonprofit Association for a Better New York. The plan will include highway improvements, interconnected terminals, more fli hts and improvements in airline security that include brand new “facial recognition technology.” Cuomo has announced plans for the renovations in lieu of JFK’s declining stature in the industry."JFK ranks 59 of the world's top 100 airports. Now remember, JFK was literally one of the fi st, when it was built, it was ahead of its time! Now time has passed us by and JFK is number 59. “That's bad," Cuomo opined. As part of the upgrade, Cuomo plans to expand the Van Wyck expressway, which leads into the airport and add an additional lane each way. The Kew
Governor Cuomo has announced plans to rebuild the JFK Airport, which currently receives more international passengers per year than any other airport in the country
Gardens interchange, which connects the Van Wyck with the adjoining Grand Central Parkway will also add an additional lane in each direction. The renovations to the roadways that run adjacent to JFK alone are likely to cost between $ 1.5 billion to $2 billion dollars. The funding for this leg of the project will come directly from the State. $7 billion worth of renovations will be provided by the airlines themselves and the Port Au-
thority of New York and New Jersey will provide an additional $1 billion. The governor’s plan will also includes the creation of a circular roadway that will connect all of the airports terminals. Air Trains will also be renovated and upgraded to include four cars instead of two in order to increase the number of passengers that they can carry at a given time. In conjunction with Gover-
nor Cuomo’s initiative, MTA chairman Tom Prendergast has also proposed the creation of a single ride from Manhattan directly into JFK airport. “We need to explore the possibility of a one seat-ride” Prendergast said. The plan will likely eliminate the need for an Airtrain that runs between the subway and the LIRR into JFK. The expansion and the accompanying increase in the efficien y of intra-airport travel will likely increase the amount of fli hts into and from JFK; as JFK currently has fewer fli hts than Newark. Advancements in airport travel and security also have to do with the estimated increase in the number of passengers traveling in and out of JFK; it is likely that the average amount of airline travelers will increase by 15 million before 2030. Airport employees and law enforcement will also undergo additional training in order to reinforce airport security. Th introduction of facial-recognition technology will assist in recognizing suspect individuals and potential terrorists that are
The plan will include highway improvements, interconnected terminals, more flights and improvements in airline security that include brand new “facial recognition technology.” on law enforcement watch lists. Although these manifold renovations are promising, the Governor has yet to designate a timeline for their execution. It is unclear when and at what pace the changes are likely to take place. This does not detract from the general enthusiasm that transit official have for the much needed overhaul. "Our region deserves a world class international airport fit for the demands of the 21st century," said Daniel Tishman, CEO of Tishman Construction Company and chair of the Governor's Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel."We're calling for the end for the airport's piecemeal development approach of the past to create a unifie , interconnected and modern airport.”
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Private Trash Haulers Lobby Against DeBlasio Ratner Tries to Evict Estranged Wife Proposal; Say Plan Would Hurt Business from UES Office as Split Intensifies By: Kyra Hopkins
By: Sarah Paulson
ayor De Blasio has recently proposed a plan that many private trash hauling companies claim would put them out of business. In response to De Blasio’s proposal, twelve private waste management companies have formed a trade union called New Yorkers for Responsible Waste management and have appointed Kendall Christiansen as their new executive director to help them lobby against it. The De Blasio plan, spearheaded by the Department of Sanitation, focuses on creating a zoning system where only selected companies would be able to collect waste in designated areas. This sectioning off of areas, the bounds of which are curated by distinct companies or parts of a sector is commonly known as franchising or districting. The aim of the plan is reduce carbon emissions by reducing the amount of garbage trucks in circulation. Proponents of De Blasio’s plan claim that franchised zoning will cut vehicle emissions by more than half, providing workers with protection and increase recycling rates. De Blasio’s plan will naturally put a dent into the 500 million dollar private trash hauling industry, as previously shared routes will have to be bid on by companies. In a statement describing the De Blasio proposal, Christiansen noted that “Given the current state of aff irs and broader industry trends, it’s difficult to see how the uncertain benefits of districting and exclusive fran-
De Blasio’s plan will naturally put a dent into the 500 million dollar private trash hauling industry, as previously shared routes will have to be bid on by companies.
market trucking industry is being unfairly singled out, and that comparable restrictions are not being placed on the industries that are equal or greater purveyors of carbon gas emissions, such as the beverage, dairy, bakery, beverage, dairy, bakery, produce, meat, linens, packages and the construction material industries. Advocates of the franchising system argue that it is a lack of As was predicted, the regulation and not its advancestruggle is centered on ment that is stifli g the quality money, given the fact that of service in the carting industry. the couple married late in Councilman Antonio Reynoso, life and did not have any chair of the City Council’s Comchildren together. mittee on Sanitation stated “Since I’ve been overseeing the private carting industry...I’ve referred to it as the ‘wild, wild west’ because it is ineffici t and unregulated….a collection zone system will give us the opportunity to promote sustainability, improve worker safety, get dangerous trucks off the streets, and in gen- By: Zach Bulevair eral improve what is now a very problematic industry.” ife is short, enjoy it now. You never know when your time is up.” Th s quote is listed as a favorite on Savyon Zabar’s Facebook page. These words proved to be prophetic ones after his untimely and mysterious passing last week. Zabar, the owner and manager of two Chelsea night clubs was found strangled to death on the Upper West Side in his apartment. Although no arrest has been made, Zabar’s masseur is thought to be a key suspect in the murder. Zabar,who was known to his friends as “Big Ben” was found unconscious in his Amsterdam Avenue apartment on West 81st Street by two roommates at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4th. The e were no signs On Friday January 8th, in the State Supreme Court of of forced entry and nothing had Manhattan, the defense made its closing statements in the been stolen. retrial for the murder of Etan Patz. In 1979, sweet and innocent Zabar’s masseur is presumed 6-year-old, Etan Patz, disappeared on his way to school, never to be the last person to see the 400 to be seen again pound man alive. His roommate involved in the case from 1989 to the small boy. In 2015, his fi st told authorities that he had given 2000, took the stand as a witness trial ended with a deadlock jury. Zabar a massage on the Tuesday for the defense. She recounted an Hernandez admitted on tape that before his passing. Zabar was interview she had with Ramos in he had lured Etan into the base- known to receive frequent mas1991. She testified that Ramos ment of his bodega stand, stran- sages from the 23 year old mashad told her that “the old Ramos gled him, put his body in a box, seur and according to Pix11, they did to the little boy what the old left it out with the garbage and had been involved in an ongoing Ramos did to little boys.” When has been riddled with guilt ever sexual relationship. Even though Ramos was put under pressure, since. Defense attorney, Harvey the roommates testimony is the Ms. Galligan recalled that he re- Fishbein, maintains that the de- main lead in the case, and the lented. “O.K., it could have been tailed confession of the abduction masseur was thought to be the and killing was a fantasy, among last person in contact with Zabar Etan.” Hernandez, now 55, was fi st other delusions, which Hernan- before his death, the man has not arrested in 2012 and charged dez believes due to his personal- yet been taken into custody. with kidnapping and strangling ity disorder. The autopsy report ruled that
chises would apply to New York’s already efficient and competitive system….we intend to work with the city’s key stakeholders and decision-makers to more fully assess the wisdom of the city’s intentions, analyze options and propose alternative paths to the same goals.” New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management argue that while private carting companies do compete for similar routes with multiple companies servicing the same blocks their activity accounts for less than 0.1% of the New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions. Th y claim that franchising of the industry will result in poorer quality of service, as the change will drive down competition and decreasing consumer choice. Stephen Leone, a member of New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management, and owner of Industrial Carting, a waste management company in Clinton Hill, argues that the free
Defense Deflects Guilt to Former Suspect in Etan Patz Murder Case By Ilana Siyance
n Friday January 8th, in the State Supreme Court of Manhattan, the defense made its closing statements in the retrial for the murder of Etan Patz. In 1979, sweet and innocent 6-year-old, Etan Patz, disappeared on his way to school, never to be seen again. Now 37 years later, the trial has yet to make headway. Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez have sought to defle t the guilt to a previous suspect, Jose Ramos, who was the prime suspect in 1982. As reported by the NY Times, in trial last week, the defense played a video of Ramos’ original interrogation by prosecutors. Ramos had a relationship with Susan Harrington, a lady hired to walk Etan and other children back home from school. Ramos has a lengthy history of sexual assault. He is currently in prison for a 1987 sentence for molesting a young boy in Pennsylvania, and for a 1990 conviction for sodomizing another eight year old boy. Mary E. Galligan, a former special agent for the FBI who was
s the Jewish Voice reported in July of this year, mega real estate developer Bruce Ratner has been unusually successful in business, but his marital history has not been so rosy. Already divorced once, the 71-year-old Ratner is now facing a new breakup scenario – Pamela Lipkin, his wife of eight years, has filed or divorce. According to a Page Six story in the New York Post, the update on Ratner’s divorce appears to be reports of his attempts to have his wife evicted from her East 62nd Street office in Manhattan. The couple tied the knot in 2008 after he purchased an Upper East Side townhouse for the two of them on Valentine's Day. Lipkin, a renowned plastic surgeon, shot back at Ratner by fili g a $1 million lawsuit against Ratner in Manhattan
During happier times. Bruce Ratner is pictured here with plastic surgeon wife, Pamela Lipkin in 2014
Supreme Court in order to keep her offi . The Post reveals that Dr. Lipkin works on the faces of such noted celebs as actress Demi Moore. Even though Ratner gave Lipkin up until January 11th to vacate the premises, the lawsuit says that, “Ratner should not be permitted to threaten Lipkin’s practice and jeopardize her patients.” Court papers also indicate that Lipkin paid half of the $7 million purchase price for the 8 unit upper east side townhouse at 128 East 62nd Street. According to the Post, Ratner convinced Lipkin to sell him her
share of the tony building for tax purposes with a promise that she could still keep her practice at the offic for as long as she wants. Ratner had a change of heart after Kipkin filed for divorce in July. Admitting that the “matrimonial action” had become more acrimonious over the last several months, Lipkin says in her suit that “the distribution of property is the subject of the divorce action and there are several hotly contested issues involving multiple properties.” See Ratner Tries to Evict , page 38
Masseur Suspected in Death of Gay Club Owner
Savyon Zabar, who was known to his friends as “Big Ben” was found unconscious in his Amsterdam Avenue apartment on West 81st Street
the club owner’s neck had “significant deep tissue hemorrhaging consistent with strangulation.” The same report also ruled his death a homicide. Zabar’s night club, Escuelita, located on West 39th Street was closed in February after forty nine years of business. Zabar also managed XL lounge. Th club owner was known for his unique voguing parties, where guests would sport drag queen attire and dance in the style that embodies the heart of the LGBT community. Carlos Arena, a security guard for the late club owner told DNAinfo “He was really well known, the club life was his passion, he was a big staple in the gay community. Th t was his thing, he was an entertainer.” Zabar’s lawyer and former commissioner of the city Taxi and Limousine commission,
Christopher Lynn told the Daily News “He was a star, everyone is in a state of shock. We have the best police force in the world. They are going to get the person who did this.” In keeping with the generally positive impression that Zabar left on those that knew him, Lynn also refle ted on how Zabar regularly gave food to homeless man on 81st street on a daily basis. Apart from the good reputation he maintained among club goers, he also cherished a close relationship with his teenage daughter and his two pet dogs. 35-year old Fernando Munizaga, a former employee of Escuelita remembers his ex boss as being a passionate supporter of the gay community “He was a huge figu e in the gay community….he gave us a voice, he gave us opportunity. He gave a platform to the gay Latin community.”
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Can Carl Weisbrod Save Park Avenue? By Charles Bernstein
or the majority of his three years as the head of the city Planning Commission, Carl Weisbrod has worked on putting the affordable housing agenda into action for Mayor Bill de Blasio. The plan to revitalize the main Park Avenue offic corridor may be almost as important. It was revealed last week as a “sort of swan song” to Weisbrod’s tenure. Crain’s News reports, “The basic problem of the midtown east district has been clear for years: The offic buildings have an average age of 75 years and are rapidly becoming obsolete for the kind of prestigious fi nance companies and law fi ms that previously were willing to pay high rents in exchange for being in the heart of midtown near Grand Central Terminal. Nothing underscores the problem more clearly than the decision by BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, to quit the area in favor of Hudson Yards. Current zoning makes profitable development impossible, so the district is headed into an accelerating decline unless something is done to change the equation. Even with the welcome emergence of Hudson Yards as a new offic district
JANUARY 13, 2016
New York State ObamaCare Enrollment Up 22.6% From Last Year By Hannah Hayes
ew Yorkers have been signing up for health coverage at record rates, despite the congressional Republicans moving closer and closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, January 6th, the federal health law created New York State of Health marketplace announced that as of December 24th, 2016, 3.47 million Carl Weisbrod is head of the city Planning Commission New Yorkers had enrolled in and similar gains being made the area’s councilperson, and Medicaid or bought a health downtown, the city needs a Manhattan Borough President plan. This marked an increase of vibrant midtown commercial Gale Brewer also support the 22.6% compared with signups zone. Midtown east, which runs plan. The influential and pre- through the end of last year’s from 40th to 59th streets be- viously opposed landmarked open enrollment period on Jantween the East River and Fifth churches in the area were won uary 31st, 2016. This current Avenue, accounts for 10% of the over by the de Blasio adminis- session for enrollment started city’s property base. Both Hud- tration who agreed to give them on November 1st and ends on son Yards and the World Trade permission to capitalize on their January 31st. Center contribute a fraction of unused air rights. It seems that According to Crain’s News, the taxes that midtown does, an it will likely be approved within “The state-run marketplace economic reality that will con- the seven-month timetable. boasts of gains as New York It will then still be left up to politicians make their case for tinue under current incentive the market. Crain’s says that, preserving the increase in covarrangements.” The benefits for the public are “Developers will need to believe erage the state had made under laid out clearly in this new plan, they can empty their existing the Affordable Care Act. Gov. unlike the Bloomberg adminis- buildings, take several years to Andrew Cuomo released figu es tration’s failed efforts at rezoning tear them down and put up new in 2013. This plan offers three towers, then command premilevels of greater density for new um rents of something like $150 As of December 24th, buildings in return for signifi- per square foot.” It will really 2016, 3.47 million New cant contributions to upgrading come down to betting on what Yorkers had enrolled in mass transit. Dan Garodnick, the city will be like in the future. Medicaid or bought a
Gatsby Enterprises Buying Prime Midtown Office Building for $50M By Charles Bernstein
17-fl or offic building located at 56 West 45th Street is being purchased by the real estate investment fi m Gatsby Enterprises for $50 million, according to an insider source of Crain’s News. Crain’s reports, “The 66,400-square-foot building, whose ornate facade harkens to its construction in the early 1920s, is fully leased but set to see signific nt turnover in the next three years, giving the new owner By 2020, around 60% of the space inside 56 West 45th Street in a chance to boost rents.” Midtown Manhattan is set to become vacant. (Photo Credit: The building’s seller, Valeray Google Maps) Real Estate Company, was represented in the sale by a Cushman their offic properties to keep & Wakefield sales team that was pace and also capture high end headed by broker Robert Knakal. rates. The expensive space has inBy 2020 approximately 60% of tensified demand for more modthe space within the building is estly priced office spa .” Crain’s source said, “There’s set to become vacant, according to marketing materials produced room to charge rents in the $50s by Cushman. The majority of the and $60s per square foot at a current rents in the building are building like 56 West 45th Street. below the average going rate in There are a lot of tenants looking the market, in the high $30s per for space in that price range.” square foot. In Midtown Manhattan, where in recent years rents have “The 66,400-square-foot been on the rise, the demand has building, whose ornate increased for Class B buildings facade harkens to its such as the one located at 56 West construction in the early 45th Street. According to Crain’s, 1920s, is fully leased but set Robert Knakal led the “A raft of newly constructed tow- to see signifi ant turnover Cushman & Wakefield sales ers in the city have sought premiteam in the selling of 56 West in the next three years, um rents, and owners of existing 45th Street for the property’s giving the new owner a offic buildings have undertakowners Valeray Real Estate chance to boost rents.” en ambitious refurbishments of Company.
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New York State politicians are pushing to keep the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday that indicated 2.7 million people could lose coverage if the Affordable Care Act were repealed. The total number of people at risk of losing coverage is likely higher, given the increase in signups reported Friday. The enrollment numbers showed 2.33 million people have enrolled in Medicaid through the marketplace and 218,000 have purchased private insurance plans.” An insurance program that provides children in low and middle income families with discounted health coverage, Child Health Plus had 286,000 signups. The state’s Essential Plan saw an additional 636,000 enrolled. The Essential plan of-
fers New Yorkers who aren’t qualified for Medicaid do to their immigration status or income level and earn 200% or less of the federal poverty level, which is $48,600 for a family of four, premiums of $20 a month or less. Enrollment in the Essential Plan increase 67.5% compared with rates at the conclusion of the signup period last year. This form of plan was made as a state option through the Affordable Care Act, it requires 95% of tax credits and cost-sharing reduction subsidies it would have paid if the person bought insurance on the marketplace, to be paid by the federal government.
Warren Buffett’s Brokerage Firm Berkshire Hathaway Expands to NYC By Mark Snyder
his week Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices opened its fi st offic in New York City, obviously undeterred by the brutality of the city’s residential real estate game. On Monday, January 9, Berkshire announced that the longtime former senior vice president and manager of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Upper East Side sales offi , Ellie Johnson, will be leading Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’s expansion into New York City. Opening operations in New York City is just the company’s most recent move in its “strategic expansion” through the northeast. Berkshire Hathaway has worked to establish a presence in Westchester County over the last two years, through setting up brokerages in Eastchester, Scarsdale, Rye and Larchmont. The brokerage currently has five brokers and plans to recruit more, according to Johnson, who resigned from her position at Sotheby’s in September 2016. TRD reports, “The team is focusing exclusively on the residential market, but Johnson said the company will eventually expand into commercial real estate. The team already has exclusive listings in the city, according to Johnson, and is operating in Manhattan and some neighborhoods in Brooklyn. She did not immediately
is a huge force, it was not a slam dunk in Manhattan. [Manhattan] does not respond to fi ms that are everywhere else in America. We’re not a Coldwell town or a Century 21 town. When you say Berkshire Hathaway, that’s not going to be exciting to a broker or a consumer.” According to TRD, “In 2014, William Raveis opened in Manhattan, but the fi m quickly encountered trouble. It lost big name recruits and was forced to put the brakes on a plan to launch a new development division. Other out-of-town comFormer Sotheby’s manager Ellie Johnson will lead Berkshire panies have also struggled to gain traction in the Big Apple, Hathaway HomeServices NYC including U.K.-based Foxtons, provide the exclusive listings or and Coldwell Banker, whose atstate what the fi m was target- tempts to affiliate with Bellmarc ing in terms of sales volume or ended in litigation.” agent counts. The fi m’s new office is on the 37th fl or of 590 Madison Avenue.” “We might be new in New Johnson told TRD, “We might York City, but the brand is be new in New York City, but the globally known and well brand is globally known and well established across the established across the country. country.” When you mention Berkshire Hathaway, the fi st thing people Despite the failures of many think of is Warren Buffett.” In the notoriously vicious before her, Johnson expressed no Manhattan real estate market, concern about Berkshire’s ability which is dominated by locally to compete Corcoran, Douglas connected well-established bro- Elliman and all the other already kerages, the power of the Berk- well-established brokerages. Johnson said, “I welcome shire Hathaway name may not competition and I thrive in it. mean much. Themanaging director of Wil- The e’s enough for all of us. I don’t need to take somebody’s liam Raveis’ New York City offi Paul Purcell told TRD, “Coming business. We all bring something in with William Raveis, which to the table.”
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Jared & Ivanka Buy $5.6M Mansion in Upscale Neighborhood of DC
Amazon to Open Book Store in Midtown Manhattan
By: Chuck Newstein
By Helen Zaboulani
vanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner have reportedly closed on a family house worth $5.6 million on December 23. The deal was brokered by Washington Fine Properties. The six-bedroom mansion is located on Tracy Place, in Kalorama Heights in Washington D.C. Th mansion is just two blocks away from where Obama and his family plan to move after Trump is inaugurated. According to the Jerusalem Post, the home is also located near two of D.C.’s most popular Orthodox Jewish synagogues-the Kesher Israel synagogue and the Chabad synagogue. The mansion was originally built in 1923, it is made of white-brick and its 3,800 square feet include six lavish bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and five wood-burning fi eplaces. Photos of the interior display reveal an open fl or plan, lacquered kitchen cabinets and glass panels. In anticipation of the family’s move to D.C., Kushner has recently stepped down from his role as publisher of the New York Observer. The e are likely plans in store for him to become a political adviser to his father in law. While Kushner is likely to fill these new shoes in the White House, Ivanka
A view from the inside of the new mansion that Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump just bought in the tony Washington, DC neighborhood of Kalorama Heights
Trump has stated in post-election interviews that she will remain “a daughter” and will not play an active political role in her father’s administration. In spite of Trump's residency in New York City and ubiquity of the Trump logo, the Empire State voted for Hillary Clinton during the election. The New York Observer was among the only periodicals that endorsed the incoming president. Washington also voted for Hillary. As many as 4,000 protesters took to the streets of D.C. to protest Trump’s election. The Answer Coalition, the activist group behind the D.C. protest, as well as many other protests against Trump across the country, is planning on busing protesters into Washington in anticipation of Trumps inauguration.
Whether the protesters like it or not, the Trumps are set to take on D.C. as the presidential family to be. With the purchase of the Kalorama heights property, they will be doing so in style. According to the Washingtonian, Washington Fine Properties is also in contract with Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross to buy a $12 million mansion in Washington, D.C. The incoming treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin has also bought a home in D.C. through the brokerage. According to the Business Insider, the Trump’s new home is located in an area of D.C. renowned for its seclusion and privacy. The Trump family will need both if Ivanka wishes to insulate herself from the newfound hustle and bustle of her father's life as 45th president
Thor Equities Losing Top Residential Acquisition Execs to Silverpeak
From left to right: Head of Thor Equities Joseph Sitt, residential acquisition executives Jonathan Fishman and Alan Klein.
By Rebecca Gold
he top residential acquisition executives at are leaving to work for Silverpeak Real Estate Partners, according to The Real Deal’s sources. At some point during this month the co-leaders of the development fi m Th r’s residential division, Alan Klein and Jonathan Fishman. Over $290 million in multifamily acquisitions were headed by Klein and Fishman during the last two years. Last year in partnership with Michael Fascitelli’s Imperial Companies, the pair led a $112
“Alan and Jonathan were active in helping our executive team acquire and market these assets, and we wish them luck in their future endeavors.”
million purchase of a block of sponsor units at the Apthorp on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Klein and Fishman will be replaced by two other current executives; operations will be led by Jim Bush and residential acquisitions will be headed by Marc Effren, according to a Th r spokesperson. Bush is supposed to report to COO Melissa Gliatta, while managing director Cory Elbaum will directly oversee Effren. In 2013, Klein and Fishman left Ofer Yardeni’s Stonehenge Partners to work for Th r. Th r had hired the pair to launch its residential division, which would specialize in “one-off purchases of Upper Manhattan rental buildings.” A spokesperson for Th r said in a statement, “Since accelerating our residential acquisitions pace, Th r Equities has acquired close to a dozen multifamily buildings includ-
ing prime properties in Harlem, Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side, with several more buildings currently in the pipeline. Alan and Jonathan were active in helping our executive team acquire and market these assets, and we wish them luck in their future endeavors.” It is not yet certain what the roles of Klein and Fishman will be at Silverpeak. The Read Deal could not obtain comments from the two men or the new fi m. According to TRD, “The Midtown-based investment fi m, led by Mark Walsh and Brett Bossung, has more than $10 billion in real estate assets under management in the U.S. and has been ramping up its commercial real estate lending operation. Silverpeak and partners bought the Garland Center, a 733,000-square-foot offic complex, in Los Angeles in June for $210 million.”
mazon is no longer just an ecommerce company. Th world’s largest internet based retailer opened its fi st brick and mortar book store in its home town of Seattle in November 2015. Subsequently, Amazon opened two more bookstores in San Diego and Portland, Oregon. As per the Real Deal, now Amazon has unveiled its plan to open a new bookstore in Midtown Manhattan this spring. The 4,000 square foot store will be located inside the Shops at Columbus Circle, a high-end shopping center close to Central Park. The giant online retailer is also preparing to open bookstores in Chicago, IL; Paramus, NJ; and in Dedham and Lynnfiel , Massachusetts. As a sneak peek to what we can expect to see in the NY store, we can use the prototype set up in the Seattle store. The displayed books are selected based on customer ratings on Amazon.com, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and Amazon’s assessment. Under each book is a review card with the Amazon. com customer rating and a review. Most books in the store have been rated 4 stars or above and many are award winners- a big plus for people who love to
Mike Mulgrew, head of the UFT, received a 3.8 percent raise bringing his salary to $283,804. By comparison, Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an annual salary of $225,000.
browse through the shelves in search of their next great book. Books do not have price tags, but rather are to be scanned by the amazon app. The prices will be the same as they are currently on Amazon.com. Buyers can purchase the book in the store and take it home, or order it online and have it delivered as usual. Also available in the
shops, are Amazon’s electronic devices. The Echo, Kindle, Fire Tablet and Fire Tvs are on display and available to test and purchase. Th checkout at the stores is quite unique. You can opt to keep your credit card in your wallet and pay via the amazon app. Now there is another reason to look forward to the spring.
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JANUARY 13, 2016
City Seeks Right to Purge Info New Bklyn Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Hoan Speaks Out Submitted by Municipal ID Applicants By: Kelly Mena
By: Kalman Josofsky
he Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is starting the new year with a new President. Carlo Scissura, who had been the Chamber President and CEO since 2012, stepped down late last year after being named the New York
“We need to build Brooklyn for the next century. You need to think, where are we going to build? Empire is worth taking a look at.”
BCC President Carlo Scissura shakes hands with incoming President Andrew Hoan
Building Congress President. In his place has come Andrew Hoan. Hoan originally joined the Chamber back in 2012 as the Director of Capital and Development. Like Scissura, he also previously worked in the Offi of former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, overseeing capital funding, according to his biography. “This chamber is the largest Chamber in New York State. We are not your typical chamber of commerce. We do all of your typical chamber of commerce stuff, but we’re also a full-service economic development corporation so we do direct services to business. From start-up loans to recruitment to health insurance
to tourism to promotion and marketing. We help businesses from beginning to growth”, said Hoan about the Chamber going into this year. KCP Did the following interview with Hoan. KCP: Going into the 2017 year there are several controversial projects in the pipeline, particularly regarding housing and transportation that have many Brooklyn residents concerned. Specifical y the Bedford Union Armory, in Crown Heights has been targeted for redevelopment by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Th NYCEDC plans to change the vacant building into a recreation center and mixed-income rentals with 24 private condominiums within the building’s south side.
The issue of affordable housing has come under controversy as elected official and advocates look to fi ht displacement and allow members of the community to occupy the majority of the new units. As previously reported, many elected official were very outspoken about the plan some even openly trying to “kill the deal” in hopes of getting a fully affordable housing project. What is the chamber’s view on this? Hoan: “The idea of building a community facility and housing and affordable housing for that neighborhood is a good thing. I understand the community has concerns and every community should win a public asset and that’s okay. What I believe is best See New Bklyn Chamber, page 36
Jeffries Group Trader on Trial for Lying About Mortgage Backed Securities By: Harold Koflerstein
esse Litvak, managing director of Jefferies Group Inc., is once again on trial for lying to his clients about the prices of mortgage-backed securities. Litvak was convicted in July 2014 for the same charges but his conviction was overturned on appeal after his attorneys successfully argued that Chief Judge Janet Hall of the New Haven, Connecticut Federal District Court unfairly excluded the testimony of expert witnesses for the defense. Litvak was the fi st person to be convicted of fraud in relation to a $20 billion U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. Jurors initially convicted Litvak on all 15 counts brought against him, including 11 counts of fraud. In the original case, the U.S. argued that Litvak routinely misrepresented the price of the bonds that he was selling to his customers, and that such misrepresentation constituted fraud. Litvak’s questionable practices resulted in infl ted trading profits to the tune of $2.5 million. His conviction was later overturned by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals when the defense team successfully likened their client state to that of a used car salesman, arguing that a sales-
Jesse Litvak, managing director of Jefferies Group Inc., is once again on trial for lying to his clients about the prices of mortgage-backed securities
man rarely discloses the true price of a part or a car to the buyer when selling. Bloomberg noted that Litvak’s team emphasized that his client’s where professional buyers, who were all well worn and skilled traders.If they agreed that the price of the bond was fair and equitable, then how much was actually paid in acquiring the bond did not really matter. Litvak argued on the stand that his understatement of bond prices was “not material” and that his profits were always below the acceptable threshold of 4%. It’s a defense that Reuters comically referred to as the “everybody does it”
defense. In their renewed indictment of the trader, the Justice Department is hoping to see to it that fewer people “do it” by making an example of the 40-year old Litvak. Bond traders like Litvak often operate on the precipice of the law when they either overstate the prices they paid in the acquisition of bonds to artifi cially infl te their price. Or, understate what buyers agreed to pay in order to get clients to sell for less. Litvak’s case will test the bounds of what constitutes securities fraud in the eyes of the SEC. Whatever the outcome of the new Trial, it may set a decisive precedent for similar cases brought against bond traders involving the agency. According to the Observer, in August, a former trader at Goldman Sachs Co. agreed to pay $400,000 and agreed to a two year ban from the industry as part of his settlement with the SEC. A former colleague of Litvak's agreed to an SEC fin and a shorter suspension. Th ee ex-Nomura traders are also scheduled to go to Trial in Hartford for similar charges. A Litvak conviction may be pivotal not only for these future cases but also in deciding how and to what extent the federal government should regulate the bond market.
he City is seeking permission from a judge to implement a new policy regarding municipal I.D. cards. If Justice Philip Minardo rules in favor of the city, the personal documents submitted by applicants in order to obtain municipal ID cards will be destroyed. Municipal cards are available to all New Yorkers, including the city’s estimated 10.9 million illegal immigrants. The idea was born out of the De Blasio administration’s apprehension over the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who is known for his hawkish stance on illegal immigrants. De Blasio fears that should the information collected under the municipal ID program remain in circulation, Trump may very well use it in order to deport illegal migrants. Identifying information, such as names, addresses and dates of birth will remain on file for law enforcement purposes. The greatest obstacle in the way of the De Blasio administration efforts to save the skins of New York city’s resident illegals is the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL),which allows members of the public to access the records of governmental agencies. Republican Assembly
Municipal cards are available to all New Yorkers, including the city’s estimated 10.9 million illegal immigrants.
members Ron Castorina Jr. and Nicole Malliotakis have sued in order to keep privileged documents on file and full records intact. According to the Daily News, the original law regarding the cards specifies that the records should be kept until the end of 2016, at which point city officia can decide whether to destroy them. If the city issues no decision, the law says they should automatically be destroyed. Attorney Ravi Batra, a member of the legal team seeking the preservation of the current status quo, emphasized the primacy of the Federal government in this case. “Can a Councilman in the city of New York seek to thwart the will of the electorate of the
entire nation?" Batra said. Steve Banks, City Social Service commissioner addressed the concerns of the opposition by reminding them that the original intent of the FOIL legislation was to assist survivors of domestic violence, transgender people and the homeless. The e was never any intent on the City’s part to make personal identity documents available to the public. The release of such documents to Joe average would seriously jeopardize the safety of everyone concerned and ease the way for identity thieves. As part of the appeal to preserve the full repository of data associated with the See City Seeks Right , page 38
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JANUARY 13, 2016
16th Century Rare Jewish Manuscript on Display at the New York Historical Society By: Ilana Siyance
n 1932, a rare 180-page manuscript hand-written in the 16th- century by Luis de Carvajal the Younger, disappeared inexplicably from the National Archives of Mexico. De Carvajal, a secret Jew who was burned at the stake by the Inquisition in Spain’s colony of Mexico, wrote the booklet in practically microscopic handwriting to hide on his personage. “It is the earliest surviving personal narrative by a New World Jew,” said David Szewczyk, an expert of ancient books from the Americas, “and the earliest surviving worship manuscript and account of coming to the New World.” As reported by the NY Times, the prized manuscript was missing without a trace for 80 years, until one day in December 2015, when Bloomsbury Auctions in London put
“It is the earliest surviving personal narrative by a New World Jew,” said David Szewczyk, an expert of ancient books from the Americas, “and the earliest surviving worship manuscript and account of coming to the New World.” it up for auction for a mere $1500. The Auction house had little idea what it had stumbled upon and described the piece as a 17th-or 18th-century work “from the library of a Michigan family, and in their possession for several decades.” The listing made no reference to De Carvajal and the mystery of how the document disappeared from the archives is still an unknown. The buyer, a rare-book dealer, took the manuscript to Swann Galleries in Manhattan,
The autobiographical manuscripts of Luis de Carvajal the Younger, circa 1595
which appraised its value to be between $50,000 and $75,000. Still, they did not think this could be the actual memoir of De Carvajal, and listed it as a very old copy. Enter the hero, Leonard Milberg, who collects Judaica and Irish poetry. He viewed the piece in Manhattan and, consulting a variety of experts, realized that this might be the original manuscript and worth as much as $500,000.
Currently, the manuscript is on display at the New York Historical Society until March 12, as part of an exhibition portraying the experience of the first Jews in North and South America
The tiny booklet, measuring 4 inches by 3 inches, was the life’s memoir of De Carvajal, a Jew who posed as Catholic in New Spain, now Mexico, during the ruthless persecution of the Inquisition. The memoir tells how he discovered that he was Jewish from his father, how he circumcised himself with a pair of scissors, and persuaded his siblings to also embrace De Carvajal, a secret Jew who was burned at the stake by the Judaism. Inquisition in Spain’s colony of Mexico, wrote the booklet in De Carvajal, a trader who practically microscopic handwriting to hide on his personage was arrested in the year 1590 Currently, the manuscript for being a practicing Jew, He also recognized that, even as a bona fida buyer, by law he is on display at the New York wrote the manuscript while in stood to lose any amount he in- Historical Society until March vested, as the original had been 12, as part of an exhibition porreported stolen. This informa- traying the experience of the The memoir tells how Luis fi st Jews in North and South tion did not stop him. de Carvajal discovered Th ough a whirlwind of America. Mr. Milberg vindithat he was Jewish actions, Mr. Milberg, 85, suc- cated his charitable acts by sayfrom his father, how he ceeded in convincing Swann ing, “I wanted to show that Jews circumcised himself with to pull the manuscript from were part of the fabric of life in a pair of scissors, and the sale, and Mexican curators the New World. This book was persuaded his siblings to confirmed the authenticity of written before the Pilgrims also embrace Judaism. the document. Mr. Milberg arrived.”
Celebs Gather to Pay Tribute to Elie Wiesel at NYC Holocaust Museum By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh
prison. In it he calls himself Joseph Lumbroso, or Joseph the Enlightened. The fi st verse is as follows: “Saved from terrible dangers by the Lord, I, Joseph Lumbroso of the Hebrew nation and of the pilgrims to the West Indies in appreciation of the mercies received from the hands of the Highest, address myself to all, who believe in the Holy of Holies and who hope for great mercies.” He finished the autobiography when he was subsequently freed and stitched it together with a set of prayers, the Ten Commandments and the 13 Principles of Faith by Maimonides. In 1596, he was again found guilty of observing Jewish practices and was burned at the stake at the age of 30. The manuscript was discovered in his clothing, and eventually ended up in the country’s National Archives, where it will soon be returned.
The Royal Ballet School to Perform at NYU Skirball Center Edited by: JV Staff
he Museum of Jewish Heritage is planning a tribute to Elie Wiesel, the American Jewish writer, Nobel Laureate, political activist and Holocaust survivor who passed away in July. On Sunday January 29, from 3-8 PM, community leaders and luminaries will assemble for a community reading of Wiesel’s book Night. Honorary guests will include Israeli Consul General Dani Dayan, French Ambassador François Delattre, Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener, former Senator Joe Lieberman and his wife Hadassah, Itzhak Perlman, Tovah Feldshuh, Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, David Hyde Pierce, Bill T. Jones, Daniel and Nina Libeskind, Sheila Nevins, Ron Rifkin Geraldo Rivera, Daryl Roth, Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Shlomo Elisha Wiesel, son of Mr. Wiesel and Yale graduate, will also be attending. As per the NY Times, Elisha said in a statement, “at a time when this country is feeling so divided, when so much nega-
generously agreed to pay the consignor $10,000 for the piece. He paid Swann $2,500 for Brokering. He also paid $25,000 to William Reese, a dealer who helped him. Mr. Milberg will be returning the manuscript to the Mexican archives in March. Milberg is making digital copies for Princeton University and for the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue in Manhattan.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is planning a tribute to Elie Wiesel, the American Jewish writer, Nobel Laureate, political activist and Holocaust survivor who passed away in July
tivity is circulating about those who are different from ourselves — those who have different ethnicities, religions or even different political leanings — my father’s words are an important reminder of the dangers of the ‘us versus them’ mentality.” The Museum, located at 36 Battery Place, will offer free admission all day. Tickets may be reserved without cost at http:// www.mjhnyc.org/night/ Otherwise, theatre seating will be fi st come serve with 400 seats available. The e will be additional seating in rooms showing
the simulcast. The event will also be accessible from anywhere around the world via live streaming. The program is produced in collaboration with the National Yiddish Th ater Folksbiene, and is co-sponsored by the Battery Park City Authority, and moment. Before the tribute, visitors will have the opportunity to hear Holocaust survivors share their testimonies in the Museum's Core Exhibition from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. The program is also meant to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is on January 27.
BT Studio Company and the graduate students of The Royal Ballet School will perform a shared bill at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on February 10 and 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M., with a special “family friendly” performance, narrated and designed for younger audiences, at 2:00 P.M. on February 11. This year’s exchange will be highlighted by a World Premiere choreographed by Liam Scarlett featuring members of both ABT ABT Studio Company and the graduate students of The Royal Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School will perform a shared bill at NYU Skirball Center for Ballet School. the Performing Arts
Performances by ABT Studio Company will include the New York City Premieres of Dana Genshaft’s Chromatic Fantasy, a new work by Marcelo Gomes and Ethan Stiefel’s See the Youth Advance. Performances by ABT Studio Company will include the New York City Premieres of Dana Genshaft’s Chromatic Fantasy, a new work by Marcelo Gomes
and Ethan Stiefel’s See the Youth Advance. TheRoyal Ballet School repertory will feature the pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto, Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso and excerpts from Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering. The joint performances are part of a unique exchange, which began in 2003, between ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School. During past exchanges the companies have traveled to each other’s respective homes for performances, master classes and training sessions with
senior coaching staff. Tickets are $25 - $55 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Offic Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Pl in New York City. TheABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School exchange is generously supported by Ricki Gail Conway. For more information on ABT Studio Company and performances with The Royal Ballet School, please visit ABT’s website, www.abt.org.
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Authorities Searching for Motive Behind Florida Airport Attack By: Ken Bredemeier
uthorities are continuing to look for a motive behind last Friday's deadly shooting at a Florida airport amid reports from relatives of suspected gunman Esteban Santiago that he was mentally traumatized by his 11 months of fi hting in the U.S. war in Iraq. Santiago was charged Saturday with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death. If convicted of the charge, Santiago could face the death penalty or possibly life in prison for the attack that killed five people. He is scheduled to make his fi st court appearance in Florida on Monday. "Not everyone has the same reaction when they return from war," his brother, Bryan Santiago, told CNN. "Some are better, and some, not so much."
Passengers are shown on the tarmac outside Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
when he saw a bomb explode next to two of his friends while he served in Iraq during most of 2010 and early 2011. Bryan Santiago also said his brother requested psychological help but received little assis"How is it possible that the federal government tance late last year after walking knows, they hospitalize into a local Federal Bureau of Investigation offic in Anchorhim for only four days, age, Alaska in an agitated state. and then give him his He made incoherent statements weapon back?" Bryan and told agents he had been Santiago said. hearing voices directing him to join the terrorist group Islamic According to their mother, State. Santiago was carrying a pistol Esteban Santiago, now 26, said that he was signific ntly affected magazine loaded with bullets at
the time, but said he had left his gun in his vehicle. As is their practice, the FBI agents took his weapon. Santiago was taken for a mental health evaluation and investigated, but authorities found no wrongdoing. Th y returned his gun to him in December, but it is not clear if that pistol was used in the airport shootings, in which Santiago is accused of killing five people and wounding another six. "How is it possible that the federal government knows, they hospitalize him for only four days, and then give him his weapon back? " Bryan Santiago said. His uncle, Hernan Rivera, said, "Only thing I could tell you was when he came out of Iraq, he wasn't feeling too good." U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told NBC's "Meet the Press" show on Sunday that the country has not done enough to help veterans traumatized by war when they return home. "We keep learning more about how to deal with this kind of illness," Carter said. "We're gonna learn more and we have to do more absolutely." He described post-traumatic stress disorder as "the so-called invisible wounds of war ... something we do take See Authorities Searching , page 37
Floridians Stand Up for America & Israel at Palm Beach Dem Meeting
Jared Kushner Appointed as Senior Advisor to President-Elect Trump By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh
resident-elect Donald Trump has encountered intense scrutiny as to the potential confl cts of interest that he will face in the White House. Now, Mr. Trump would like his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to join the White House staff as a senior adviser to the president. Mr. Kushner will necessarily face similar scrutiny, if this is to become a reality. Mr. Kushner is the son of Charles Kushner, who inherited a New Jersey-based construction business from his own father, a Holocaust survivor from Poland. Charles expanded the business accumulating a $1 billion real estate business and becoming a heavy Democratic donor in NY and NJ. Jared, a Harvard graduate with a law degree from NYU, at age 23 purchased the weekly New York Observer. It was also Jared who purchased the family’s prized possession, the skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue, for $1.8 billion. It was the
Mr. Kushner has been in talks with Wu Xiaohui, Chairman of Anbang, a Chinese Insurance Group with estimated assets of $285 billion
By: Deidre Maloney
W On Thursday evening, January 5th, about 34 self acknowledged American patriots and defenders of Israel protested outside of a Delray Beach. Florida civic center where hundreds of Palm Beach County Democrat leaders, the Executive Committee members, were meeting to discuss and plan out this year's agenda and strategies. Photo Credit: Mort Kuff
morning's bipartisan House vote repudiating our decision to abstain and not veto what he called "an obvious anti-Israel resolution." "Just look at the number of Democrats who cast their votes to support that resolution, including Nancy Pelosi, the Dem leader in the House," chimed in Bernie who wore a Korean War Veteran cap. "Over 80 Democrats voted against Israel! Shameful!" shouted Edna, adding in that "Keith Ellison, an outright Muslim anti Israel house member who voted with Pelosi against Israel is likely to be named head of the Democrat National Committee." In attempting to interview
some of the meeting's Democrat participants who were entering the civic center, only one would even stop to talk with this reporter. They just walked past this reporter into the hall, apparently fearing a backlash from their fellow Democrats who were looking on. But when this reporter hunkered down in the far end of the parking lot, I asked a latecomer who would actually slow down and talk to me, if he could introduce a motion in the hall to protest the administration's neutral stance in the Security Council, he laughed and whispered, "If I See Floridians Stand Up , page 37
Mr. Trump would like his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to join the White House staff as a senior adviser to the president
highest price ever paid for a single offic building in America. Since 2012, Kushner Companies has acquired over 120 commercial and residential buildings in NY and NJ, as per data from Real Capital Analytics. In 2015, Mr. Kushner began pursuing a plan to remake 666 Fifth Avenue. As reported by the NY Times, the renowned architect Zaha Hadid was asked to create a new design for the 40-story 1950s-era office building. Jared dreamed of tripling the tower’s height to 1,400 feet, adding apartments, a hotel, and a mall. Unfortunately the family’s flagship building still has a lot of debt, with a $1.1 billion loan maturing in 2019, and a high
percentage of commercial vacancy. Mr. Kushner’s spokeswoman, Risa Heller, has recently revealed that for the past six months, Mr. Kushner has been in talks with Wu Xiaohui, Chairman of Anbang, a Chinese Insurance Group with estimated assets of $285 billion, and the owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NY. The two business moguls are nearing an agreement for a joint venture to redevelop 666 Fifth Avenue. Anbang, has been an aggressive real estate player in the U.S., but has met roadblocks raised by Obama administration’s negative outlook on foreign investment. See Jared Kushner Appointed , page 37
Trump’s Debt Held by Wall Street Could Pose Conflict of Interests
By: Alan Goldmeister n Thursday evening, January 5th, about 34 self acknowledged American patriots and defenders of Israel protested outside of a Delray Beach. Florida civic center where hundreds of Palm Beach County Democrat leaders, the Executive Committee members, were meeting to discuss and plan out this year's agenda and strategies. The demonstrators, mainly senior citizens, both Jews and non-Jews were there to protest our nation's decision to remain silent and abstain from and not veto the recent Security Council Resolution 2334 calling Israel's settlements, "a violation of international law." Th protestors agreed to be interviewed but would give only their fi st names in order to avoid harassment from what they referred to as, their militantly hostile, Democrat members in their communities. Mel, claimed that he "Would be thrown out of the card game and into the pool" if his activism were known to his neighbors. Caren, a grandmother stated that she found our president to have been anti-Israel from day one in offic but now, no longer needing Jewish votes and dollars, he's ending his term doing harm to Israel. Max, a leader of a local Republican Club offered up that
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all Street and the Donald will find themselves in a bit of bind come January 20th, when the president elect is set to be inaugurated. According to CNBC, Wall Street holds hundreds of millions of dollars of Trump’s debt. According to the Wall Street Journal, this debt is likely to be a source of confli t as Trump prepares to take over the oval offi . The Journal notes that the debt from Trump’s business and properties runs to about $1.85 billion, and is currently held by more than 150 fin ncial institutions. In a process known as "securitization", the president's debt is packaged as securities that have been sold to investors over the past five years. Trevor Potter, general counsel to the presidential campaigns of George H.W. Bush and John McCain, told the Journal that “the problem with any of this debt is if something goes wrong, and if there is a situation where the president is suddenly personally beholden or vulnerable to threats from the lenders." The amount of debt Trump's companies are saddled with is one of the many potential drawbacks of electing a brand name as prolific as Trump into the oval offi . Many of the in-
Wall Street holds hundreds of millions of dollars of Trump’s debt. According to the Wall Street Journal, this debt is likely to be a source of conflict as Trump prepares to take over the oval office.
stitutions that he owes money to are likely to be the same ones he will be in charge of regulating while in offi . If the president does not divest his business holdings, Journal reporters Jean Eaglesham and Lisa Schwartz warn that “a broader array of fin ncial institutions now are in a potentially powerful position over the incoming president.” Then there is the issue of the national debt, which has grown from $10 trillion to $20 trillion under Barack Obama. In a November Forbes article, contributing writer David Davenport cited Trumps pronouncement that he is “the king of debt” as a foreshadowing of the grim fin ncial future
that his administration may usher in. Davenport notes in his article that a Trump presidency will have little regard for decreasing the national debt, as the two of the president’s campaign promises are likely to augment the problem rather than resolving it. While the national debt has nearly doubled, Trump has promised to both decrease taxes (thereby decreasing revenue) and invest money into the development of infrastructure-the building of schools, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, schools and hospitals. It is yet to be seen how the president will manage this overhaul while he cuts taxes and decreases revenue
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Trump's Attorney General Nominee Defends Civil Rights Record
State Department names Hamza bin Laden to global terrorist list By: Ben Ariel
T Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions (RepublicanAlabama), testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
nation to be a federal judge because of allegations he made racially insensitive remarks, which Sessions called "damnably false charges." Several protesters in a Capitol Hill hearing room at times briefly shouted their opposition "As a southerner I saw discrimination," Sessions to Sessions' appointment, with police at least once struggling to said. "I know that was wrong. We needed to do expel them. After pausing for one interbetter." ruption, Sessions, a conservative, four-term senator, vowed to Sessions faced tough ques- uphold laws protecting minoritions from Democrats about ties and lesbians, gays and transhis relations with blacks and his gender people, even if he had at past efforts fi hting immigra- various times during 20 years as tion reform. Thi ty years ago, a lawmaker voted against legisthe Senate rejected his nomi- lation they supported.
Sessions, a hardline opponent of illegal immigration into the United States, promised to "vigorously, effectively and immediately" prosecute people "who violate our border." He defle ted a question about what should happen to 800,000 young immigrants brought to the country by their parents illegally, and whom President Barack Obama has protected from deportation for two years. Sessions, who has opposed comprehensive immigration reform, said, "We need to fix this immigration system," something Congress has been unable to do. See Trump's Attorney General , page 38
he Obama administration last Thursday imposed sanctions on the son former Al-Qaeda leader and September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, reports The ssociated Press. The State Department said the son, Hamza bin Laden, has been added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list after he was “determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security.” The State Department said that Hamza bin Laden, in a 2015 audio message, called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals. In an audio message last year, he threatened revenge against the U.S. and warned Americans they would be targeted at home and abroad, noted AP. "We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,” Hamza bin Laden said in the 21-minute recording. "As for the revenge by the Is-
Modern Language Association rejects resolution calling for academic boycott of Israel.
he U.S. Modern Language Association on Saturday rejected a resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel. 113 members of the delegate assembly voted against the resolution, with 79 voting in favor. The vote on the resolution took place during the four-day MLA convention underway in Philadelphia. Had the resolution passed, it could have dealt a signific nt blow to Israeli academics and students working in departments of language, literature, and related fields across the U.S., as well as to collaborations and research involving Israeli academic institutions. The resolution was proposed by a group called MLA Members for Justice in Palestine. In addition to rejecting the boycott against Israel, the 300 members of the MLA's delegate assembly also adopted a second proposal, Resolution, 2017-1, highlighting “the MLA’s purpose to promote teaching and research on language and literature,” stipulating that the professional organization must refrain from endorsing the boycott movement. The Delegate Assembly passed this proposal (101-93). That resolution will
The State Department said the son, Hamza bin Laden, has been added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list after he was “determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security.”
lamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam," he added. The younger bin Laden also urged jihadists in Syria to unite, claiming that the fi ht in the war-torn country paves the way to "liberating Palestine." "The Islamic umma (nation) should focus on jihad in Al-Sham (Syria)...and unite the ranks of mujahedeen (jihadists) there," he said in a message last year. “Hamza bin Laden is actively
engaged in terrorism,” the State Department said on Thursday, adding that terrorism designations deny individuals access to the U.S. fin ncial system and “can assist or complement the law enforcement actions of other U.S. agencies and other governments.” Hamza bin Laden was official y named an Al-Qaeda member in 2014 by his father’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri has welcomed terrorist attacks against Israelis, urging Muslims to work together to “liberate Jerusalem.” (INN)
Obama Pushes for New Gun Control in Op-Ed for Harvard
BDS Fail: American Scholars Reject Israel Boycott By: Ben Ariel
WH Sanctions bin Laden’s Son; Name Added to Terror List
By: Ken Bredemeier labama Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for attorney general, defended his civil rights record Tuesday, telling a congressional hearing that he understands the tortured history of voting rights for blacks in the United States. Sessions, the fi st of Trump's Cabinet nominees facing a Senate confi mation hearing this week, assured his colleagues on the Judiciary Committee that he would lead "aggressive enforcement" of U.S. voting laws "without hindrance or discrimination, and to ensure the integrity of the electoral process." "As a southerner I saw discrimination," Sessions said. "I know that was wrong. We needed to do better."
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By: Stephen Gutowski
resident Obama advocated for more gun control measures in an editorial he wrote for the Harvard Law Review ;ast Thursday. In a lengthy essay titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” Obama urged the country to “take commonsense steps to reduce gun violence” while celebrating the executive orders he has enacted. “We also need to do everything we can to keep our children and communities safe from gun violence,” Obama said. “AdThe U.S. Modern Language Association last Saturday rejected dressing the country after mass a resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel. 113 shootings has been one of the members of the delegate assembly voted against the most frustrating and disheartresolution, with 79 voting in favor. ening responsibilities of being now go to the whole member- errors BDS promoted, and they president–and it’s something ship for a vote after review by handed out concise flie s de- I’ve had to do far too often.” tailing the main points. In their the MLA’s executive council. The group voted to indefi press release the group noted nitely postpone a motion to that "passage of the anti-boycott “After a tragic shooting, condemn suppression of aca- resolution by the entire mem- we always come together demic freedom in Palestinian bership should bring the MLA’s to wrap those who are universities in Gaza and Pales- potential relationship with the grieving with our prayers tinian Authority-assigned areas boycott movement to an end for and love,” years to come." of Judea and Samaria. In recent years there have MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights, a voluntary organization been several attempts by “The names of so many placopposed to the boycott, had set pro-Palestinian organizations, es that should be remembered up a web site that gathered the some of them successful and for their great contributions signatures of about 600 current others not, to impose an aca- and strong communities–places and former MLA members op- demic boycott against Israel. like Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, A year ago, in January of Charleston, and Orlando–still posed to the boycott resolution. Th y researched and wrote deconjure up for me the deep sadtailed refutations of the factual See BDS Fail: American Scholars , page 37 ness of so much unnecessary
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violence and loss,” the president continued. He described gun violence as “an epidemic playing out across the country” and decried the involvement of fi earms in crimes, suicides, and accidents. Obama went on to say that he has “tried to remind the country of how much common ground we can find on these issues” before decrying the reaction many Americans have towards tragic shootings. “After a tragic shooting, we always come together to wrap those who are grieving with our prayers and love,” Obama wrote. “But as I’ve said many times: ‘[O]ur thoughts and prayers are not enough.’ Th y alone won’t ‘capture the heartache and grief and anger we should feel,’ and they do ‘nothing to prevent this carnage from being infli ted
someplace else in America.’ We have a responsibility to act.” Obama said that action to be taken should be “commonsense steps to reduce gun violence that are consistent with the Second Amendment.” The president then touted efforts he made during his administration, mostly through executive actions. He cited “dedicating more resources to ensuring those background checks are conducted on time” and “jumpstart[ing] the development of smart gun technology” as examples of his gun-related accomplishments. He also pointed to his January 2016 executive order, which was originally sold by White House official as a substantial change in how the Bureau of See Obama Pushes for New Gun , page 37
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German Ministers Agree on Tougher Rules for Migrants Posing Risks By: Walter Metuth
"We have agreed on the introduction of mandatory residency, in layman's terms: stricter domicile requirements for asylum seekers who have been deceptive with their identities,"
By: Ben Ariel
C German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Justice Minister Heiko Maas, left, and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere are pictured while making a statement after visiting the Bundeskriminalamt Federal Crime Office Police in Berlin, Dec. 22, 2016.
of the Social Democrats, the junior partner in the coalition government. German investigators identified the Berlin Christmas market attacker as a threat last February, but when official subsequently met to discuss whether to deport him, they determined he posed no acute threat that could be presented in court, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported last week. The new measures will make it easier for the authorities to electronically tag foreigners deemed a security risk and required to leave Germany but who have not yet left, de Maiziere said. The Christmas market attack
has thrown security policy into sharp focus ahead of September's federal elections. In addition to the tougher rules for failed asylum seekers, de Maiziere has proposed restructuring Germany's security setup. Earlier Tuesday, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said Italy and Greece should if necessary be excluded from Europe's passport-free Schengen area if they do not fulfill their obligations to exchange data on criminals. He said people traveling by air or over land should be checked at the borders of those countries if they do not comply. He called for a deadline of the end of this year.
Taliban Shrugs at US Plans to Send More Troops to Afghanistan By: Ayaz Gul
lassified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and fin ncial information about Trump, official with direct knowledge of the briefi gs told CNN on Tuesday. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work U.S. intelligence official consider credible, noted CNN. The network added that the FBI is currently investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confi med many essential details in the memos about Trump. The classified briefi gs last week were presented by four of the senior-most American intelligence chiefs: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey,
Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump
CIA Director John Brennan, and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers. The senior intelligence officials included the synopsis to demonstrate that Russia had compiled information potentially harmful to both political parties, but only released information damaging to Hillary Clinton and Democrats, according to CNN. This synopsis was not an official part of the report from the intelligence community case about Russian hacks, but some official said it augmented the evidence that Moscow intend-
ed to harm Clinton's candidacy and help Trump's, several official with knowledge of the briefi gs told the network. The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security official CNN confi med that the synopsis was included in the documents that were presented to Trump but was unable to See Do Russian Hackers , page 38
First Synagogue to Open in Palermo, Sicily in Over 500 Years Edited by: JV Staff
he Taliban has dismissed American plans to send 300 troops to Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province as nothing but “solely to lend morale” to embattled Afghan forces “in hopes they hold out until spring.” The i surgents have captured most of the districts in Helmand since NATO ended its combat mission, and most U.S. forces withdrew from the largest poppy-growing Afghan province in 2014. With the help of U.S. air power and military advisers on the ground, the Afghan government has been able in recent months to maintain control over the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, which remains under attack from the Taliban. Taliban advances The Islamist insurgency has made advances despite the large presence of U.S.-led foreign forces and “the arrival of a few hundred troops will not prevent their march,” said a Taliban statement Sunday. It went on to assert that “such actions are the final failed efforts of (outgoing President Barack) Obama.” The U.S. Marine Corps announced last week it will deploy a task force of 300 personnel to the restive province later this year as part of NATO’s advisory
Do Russian Hackers Have Compromising Info on Trump? Trump presented with intelligence documents showing that Russian operatives may have compromising information about him
ermany's interior and justice ministers, representing the two blocs in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, agreed Tuesday on tougher measures for asylum seekers whose documents are not in order or who are deemed to pose a security threat. Interior Minister Th mas de Maiziere and Justice Minister Heiko Maas resolved to tighten the security rules after the Christmas market attack in Berlin, in which a failed Tunisian asylum seeker killed 12 people. "We have agreed on the introduction of mandatory residency, in layman's terms: stricter domicile requirements for asylum seekers who have been deceptive with their identities," de Maiziere, a member of Merkel's conservatives, told reporters. "Secondly, it will now be easier to take people into custody for deportation," he added after meeting Maas, a member
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M Afghan Special Forces and policemen prepare for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2016.
mission in the country. “The Marine Corps has an operational history in Afghanistan, particularly in Helmand Province” and “will assist in preserving gains made together with the Afghans,” it said. The announcement came amid fears that battlefield ad vances in 2016 have enabled the Taliban to stage major operations in the coming summer fi hting season. The .S. maintains roughly 8,500 forces in Afghanistan under NATO’s train-and-advisory mission. The t oops are also tasked with conducting independent counterterrorism operations against militants linked to al-Qaida and Islamic State. US committed to Afghanistan
But the future of the U.S. military mission is unclear because President-elect Donald Trump has said almost nothing about operations in Afghanistan, which has become America’s longest war. A senior American diplomat, however, assured Afghan leaders during a visit to Kabul on Saturday that Washington is committed to their country’s peace, prosperity and security. “Our commitment to Afghanistan does not end on January 20 (when Trump will take oath of office) quite the contrary it will only deepen and that the strategic importance of this relationship is evident to all,” said Th mas Shannon, under secretary of state for political aff irs.
ore than 500 years after the Jews were expelled from Sicily, the nascent Jewish community of Palermo will celebrate its rebirth this week with the formal transfer of ownership of a facility owned by the church and monastery of St. Nicolo Tolentino, which sits atop the ruins of the Great Synagogue of Palermo. The transfer results from a request by the Jerusalem-based nonprofit Shavei Israel and the Istituto Siciliano di Studi Ebraici (ISSE, or Sicilian Institute of Jewish Studies). The handover marks the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 1493 expulsion of the island’s Jews, and will usher in the opening of the fi st local synagogue in Palermo, Sicily’s capital, since the 15th century. The move comes as growing numbers of people throughout Sicily are rediscovering their Jewish roots. In a VIP ceremony that is expected to draw hundreds of dignitaries and local residents, the archbishop of Palermo, Cor-
“The new synagogue’s location atop the ancient ruins of Palermo’s Great Synagogue makes this historic moment all the more exciting.”
Palermo Archbishop Corrado Lorefice (left) with Shavei Israel’s emissary to Sicily, Rabbi Pinhas Punturello (right). Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shavei Israel
rado Lorefic , will officia y deliver part of the complex to the local Jewish community, which numbers some 60-70 people, represented by the ISSE, which is affiliated with Shavei Israel. “It is with great joy that we have responded to this request to have a place of study and worship for the Palermo Jewish community,” said Lorefic . “The new synagogue’s location atop the ancient ruins of Palermo’s Great Synagogue makes this historic moment all the more exciting. This transfer is the product of a genuine friendship and ongoing dialogue between the church and Palermo’s Jewish community.” The church’s historic decision to help revive the Palermo
Jewish community comes after more than fiv years of tireless lobbying by Shavei Israel’s founder and chairman, Michael Freund. Freund’s ultimate vision – to revitalize Palermo’s once-vibrant Jewish community for the fi st time since 1493 – is now fi nally being realized. “Ever since I learned about Sicily’s history, my goal has been to lay the groundwork for the establishment of the first Jewish community in Palermo in more than five centuries,” said Freund. “That is what makes this week’s ceremony so important: we will be establishing together with the ISSE the fi st synagogue and Jewish house of study See First Synagogue to Open , page 37
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UJA Celebrates 100 Years in Rose Hall at Time Warner Center By: Lieba Nesis
O Ilana Weinstein, Giselle Weinstein, Tali and Boaz Weinstein- founder & CIO at Saba Capital Management
David Moore-CEO of Moore Holdings, Daniel Och-President of Och-Ziff Capital, Jeff Schoenfeld-President of UJA and partner Brown Brothers Harriman
n Monday January 9, 2017, UJA kicked off its 100th year at Jazz at Lincoln Center beginning with a red carpet at 7:30 PM. This event was sold out weeks in advance and contained an illustrious group of Wall Street heavy hitters such as: Daniel Och, David Moore, Jeff Schoenfeld, Boaz Weinstein, David Wassong, and Real Estate mogul Lenny Wilf. David Moore was still reminiscing about the success of the UJA Wall Street dinner which he said had an incredible lineup of the most important people on Wall Street with Michael Douglas inspiring many to rediscover their Jewish heritage. Moore was also looking forward to this evening with over 400 people coming to celebrate and appreciate all the organization accomplishes. Thenight featured a varied list of entertainers at a spectacular venue overlooking Central Park. The last time I was at Rose Hall was to attend the HBO premiere of "Girls" so it was safe to say UJA went all out for this evening. The night started with a film where Eric Goldstein and some of his cohorts took a Suburban to Rose Hall with a puppet as a driver and announced "Live from New York it's the UJA Centennial." Actor Mark Feuerstein of "Royal Pains", emceed the evening, showcasing the work of UJA, joking that it was his dream to emcee a UJA event giving a special shout out to his parents who were so proud that he at least played a doctor on television. After we were treated to a comedy sketch by the Avenue Q puppets and a delightful performance of Chopin by Emanuel Ax, Dr. Ruth took to the stage and exhorted the audience to have sex every night like it was Shabbos and to try a new position as often as
Ambassador Danny Danon and wife Tali
NY1 Anchor Jessica Abo. (Photo Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)
possible-assuming you were married. Westheimer informed the audience that she was shot in both legs when she was in the Haganah-but that was not why she was so short. While she never expected to become famous by discussing sex she was happy to announce that at the ripe age of 88 she continues to teach at Columbia University's Teacher College. The e were some more funny observations from the performers including comedian Judy Gold who said she loved dating chasidim because they had the best curling irons, and that Passover was annoying because she had a yeast infection-a joke she said only this audience understood. After she ridiculed the arm fat on the side of her arm she introduced Vanessa Hidary, the Hebrew mamita, a performer and poet who gave a moving rendition of what it means to be Jewish with rousing applause from the enthusiastic audience. Some more spellbinding entertainment included Samantha Massell who sang a song from her hit musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and David Broza the famous Israeli singer, who sang "Yihye Tov"-All Will Be Good- and said when he fi st composed this song he never thought he would be singing it daily for the next 40 years. The night even contained African American performer Joshua Nelson singing a Motown version of "Mi Chamocha" which showcased the diversity of UJA. To cap the festivities off, the evening concluded with Brian Stokes Mitchell belting out Man of La Mancha's "To Dream the Impossible Dream" and thanking the amazing audience for letting him breathe the same air. On that note I grabbed some dessert and headed home to breathe some incredibly frigid air and recount the incredible evening I had just experienced.
Left to right: Eric and Rebecca Feuerstein, Samantha Massell-singer from Fiddler on the Roof, actor Mark Feuerstein with parents Harvey and Audrey Feuerstein
CEO of UJA Eric Goldstein, and CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Daniel Och
The Rose Hall
Entertainer Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Actor Mark Feuerstein
Chief Risk Officer of BlackRock Ben Golub and CEO of Moore Holdings-David Moore
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
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DREAM MAKER William Helmreich Distinguished Professor of Sociology The City College of New York/CUNY
HIS STORY New York City has 121,000 blocks. He’s walked all of them. But when it comes to teaching, he still asks for the introductory sociology class. “It gives me the chance to turn people on to what I love doing most.”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS Author or editor of 15 books, including The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.
GOAL “You get students to realize their dreams by encouraging them to ask questions...If I don’t have the answers, we’ll ﬁnd someone who does.”
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Funerals Held for 4 IDF Soldiers Killed in J'slm Terror Attack; Police Clash with Arabs Continued from page 1
Speaking last year at a ceremony to honor volunteer soldiers, the group tweeted. "It comes Orbach said that he’d never within the context of the normal considered himself a “special response to the crimes of the Is- case” who needed special consideration. “Of course I never raeli occupation." Hamas' goal is the creation thought I should do any less of an Islamic fundamentalist than everybody else. I knew Palestinian state and they in- then, and I know now that I am sist that Israel is an occupying like everyone… five months power and must be destroyed. ago I enlisted and today I feel
Yekutiel of Givatayim, the third female soldier killed in the attack, was also laid to rest Monday afternoon in Kiryat Shaul. Yekutiel’s father could barely get through the kaddish mourner’s prayer. “We didn’t have enough time with you. You were so loved and you knew it. It was so fun to be with you. You were
Family and friends mourn at the funeral of IDF Lieutenant Shir Hajaj at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem
Thousands attend the funerals of the four young Israeli soldiers who were mowed down by an Arab terrorist from Jabel Mukaber on Sunday
Meanwhile, on Monday morning, police closed one exit from Jabel Mukaber, the Arab-majority neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem that is adjacent to Armon Hanetziv and was home to the terrorist who ran his truck into a group of soldiers at the Hass Promenade Sunday, in response to rioting and attacks on police offic s. Overnight, security forces arrested nine residents of Jabel Mukaber, including five members of the driver’s family. Families for three of the four victims of the attack asked media not to cover the funerals. But a spokeswoman for Alon Shuvut said that Erez Orbach volunteered for military service despite the fact that IDF doctors exempted him due to a medical condition. “Erez fought [for the right to] serve in the IDF,” the community said in a statement. “After being rejected by several military exemptions committees, he stood up for himself and for his right to serve.
You were so brave,” said Yekutiel’s older sister, Noga. “You were everything to me – everything. You were my best friend and I knew everything was ahead of us. If the world had only known you, you could have ruled it. You are so special. I love you so much and I will always be with you.”
lution condemning Israel and its construction of new settlements in East Jerusalem. President Obama, who leaves offic in ten days, gave an interview on the Israeli television program Uvda Tuesday night in which he elaborated on his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the recent anti-Israel resolution which he allowed the UN Security Council to pass by refusing to veto it. President Obama said that his relationship with the Prime Minister was not as bad as it was made out to be in the media. "I think he (Netanyahu) was very consistent in his views. The differences between our administrations were often presented as being personal disputes, but this was not the case. Every time we met we had a cordial and honest conversation, and there is a wide range of issues on which we agree." "The e are some notable issues on which we have profound disagreements." he admitted.
He noted that the US continues to support Israel through fin ncial aid. "Every day we spend $8.5 million dollars to ensure the security of Israel, and that does not include the billions that are for air defense." "The question for me is what we can do to ensure a chance for peace in the long term." he said. "The political conditions on both sides did not allow signific nt progress and increasingly the issue of settlements has become a barrier to the possibility of a two-state solution."
According to President Obama, allowing the passage of an anti-Israel resolution at the Security Council last month was "the best option to achieve peace."
"Netanyahu said he believes the two-state solution, but his actions have shown consistently that if pressed to approve IDF soldiers Erez Orbach of Alon Shvut, Shir Hajaj of Ma’aleh Adumim, Shira Tzur of Haifa and Yael more settlements - he will do Yekutiel of Givatayim – were laid to rest on Monday at cemeteries in their home towns so," Obama explained. "Since 2009 there has been an inlike I am doing an important, crease of 37% in the number of high-quality service. I get to settlers. It is not derived from do things I never imagined I the constraints of Israel's sewould do and I am involved curity or its need for strategic with things I never imagined depth. More and more we see even existed. that the facts on the ground “I may be a tiny cog in a very almost completely prevent, or large machine, but without that at least make it extremely difsmall cog the entire machine fi ult - if this trend continues, may not work properly… I may it will be impossible create a be tired at the end of the day, “Eventually, Erez contiguous and functioning managed to enlist in the but I feel that this is my duty Palestinian State. What you are air force and eventually and something that I must connow encouraging is this vision tribute,” Orbach said. decided to become an of a Greater Israel, in which the Breitbart reported that officer. He had to fight for occupation will continue for an this, too, but eventually 20-year-old cadet Shira Tzur indefin te period." of Haifa was remembered as a his determination "We did not agree with evconvinced his officers to “remarkable girl.” Her former ery part of the UN resolution. principal, Mandi Ravinovich, approve the move, and Therefore, we abstained and said, “Everyone regarded her he was accepted to the did not vote for it." he added. as an exemplary graduate – an course.” "We insisted that we would imoutstanding girl, a social leader pose a veto on anything that and also emotionally sensitive does not make a commitment “Eventually, Erez managed to justice and injustices.” to balancing the importance of “My heart hurts that in this Female IDF soldiers mourn the tragic murders of their fellow friends who were killed in a terror to enlist in the air force and the Palestinians to reduce the eventually decided to become crazy country a soldier in uni- attack on Sunday in Jerusalem violence and stop the incitean offic . He had to fi ht for form becomes a target for radAccording to President ment. But I really believe it is On the diplomatic front, this, too, but eventually his de- ical Muslim terrorism and we so sensitive, smart, caring,” he tensions have flared between Obama, allowing the passage important to send a message termination convinced his offi- don’t know how to ensure her said amid tears. Yekutiel’s two sisters then the US and Israel in recent of an anti-Israel resolution and to bring the facts about cers to approve the move, and well-being on the day that she weeks after the Obama admin- at the Security Council last what is happening with settlehe was accepted to the course.” goes to see Jerusalem,” Ravi- eulogized their sister. “You loved everyone so istration decided not to veto month was "the best option to ments in the West Bank ". But Orbach did not consid- novich added. Twenty-year-old Lt. Yael much, you loved the world. a UN Security Council reso- achieve peace." er his service to be unusual. (TPS & INN)
The Jewish Voice
Coalition MKs Hold PA Leadership Responsible for J’slm Attack
Hotovely: 'We Will Work With Trump at UN'
By: Ilana Messika
sraeli official blasted the Palestinian leadership for Sunday’s murderous truck ramming attack in which a resident of Jabel Mukaber, an Arab-majority neighborhood of Jerusalem, killed four soldiers in nearby Armon HaNetziv. Th y blamed officia y-sanctioned Palestinian Authority incitement for the attack. “The responsibility [for the attack] lies with the Palestinian Authority, which operates a heavy propaganda campaign also within the education system,” said Jewish Home MK Shuli-Mualem. “The PA also received support from last month’s UN Security Council resolution, which passed with support by the Obama administration. For the PA, there is nothing preventing from calling for peace on the international stage while calling for the murder of Jews within the Arab community,” she concluded.
“The responsibility [for the attack] lies with the Palestinian Authority, which operates a heavy propaganda campaign also within the education system,” said Jewish Home MK Shuli-Mualem.
DEСEMBER 16, 2016
Deputy Israeli FM Hotovely said Israeli government willing to work with Trump to repeal anti-Israel UN resolution By: Yoel Domb
eputy Israeli FM Tzipi Hotovely said that the Israeli government is willing to work with the incoming Trump administration regarding ways to repeal the recent anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution which declared all Jewish presence over the 1949 armistice lines to be illegal.“recognize Israel’s right to build in the Judea and Israeli officials blasted the Palestinian leadership for Sunday’s Samaria regions as long as there murderous truck ramming attack in which a resident of Jabel is no peace deal” with the PalesMukaber, an Arab-majority neighborhood of Jerusalem, killed tinian Arabs. four soldiers in nearby Armon HaNetziv Hotovely said that “the recent Deputy Defense Minister have said repeatedly that they Security Council decision was Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan added, “I intend on carrying through a very bad and put Israel in a weak invite Secretary of State Kerry promise that Trump made fre- position . Incoming President and representatives of the Secu- quently on the campaign trail. Donald Trump has made clear Friday, Mahmoud Abbas’ he does not plan to force agreerity Council to come to Jerusalem and contemplate the fruits advisor on religion, Mahmoud ments on us. Also, he has given of the Palestinian incitement al-Habbash, argued that moving us two promises. One is moving that they support. [Perhaps then the embassy would be tanta- the US embassy to Jerusalem they will] understand what we mount to the US recognition of and we believe this will lead to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and other embassies being moved to are dealing with.” Also following Sunday’s at- would constitute “a declaration Jerusalem. The second is the US tack, media watchdog Pales- of war on all Muslims.” will veto any anti-Israel matter. He further stated that “when For us, this is a big deal.” tinian Media Watch (PMW) reported that the Palestinian something threatens our faith leadership has been ramping up and our existence, we cannot incitement in recent days in an- stand by and do nothing. We We seek to stop the ticipation of incoming US Pres- will not agree to this under any practice where the UN is ident Donald J. Trump’s plans circumstances. This will not used solely as a forum for to move the American embas- pass in silence,” Habbash said. unending attacks against sy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel. See Coalition MKs Hold , page 37 Trump and his transition team
Deputy Israeli FM Tzipi Hotovely said that the Israeli government is willing to work with the incoming Trump administration regarding ways to repeal the recent anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution
She added that the only way to repeal the anti-Israel resolution passed last month was to pass a new resolution at the Security Council which “recognizes Israel’s right to build in the Judea and Samaria regions as long as there is no peace deal” with the Palestinian Arabs. Meanwhile, Israel also announced on Friday it will suspend a “signific nt portion” — totaling around $6 million — of its annual contributions to the UN for 2017 in protest of the approval of the anti-Israel resolution. Israeli Ambassador to the UN
Danny Danon said that “It is unreasonable for Israel to fund bodies that operate against us at the UN." He added that "Th UN must end the absurd reality in which it supports bodies whose sole intent is to spread incitement and anti-Israel propaganda.” “Now is the time to implement real change at the UN,” Danon continued. “We seek to stop the practice where the UN is used solely as a forum for unending attacks against Israel.” The funding cut, according to See Hotovely: 'We Will Work , page 37
JANUARY 13, 2016
The Jewish Voice
Netanyahu Subjected to More Investigations as Scandals Continue By: Anat Ghelber
abroad for his son, Yair. It’s been reported that not only are the sraeli Prime Minister Ben- worth of the gifts given possibly jamin Netanyahu has be- more than is being admitted by come the subject of a series Mr. Lauder, but that they were of scandal probes inves- defin tely given for the purpostigating his receiving various es of attempted graft, looking to gifts from wealthy individuals. One of these individuals is the President of the World Jewish Congress and heir to the Estee Lauder makeup and hair product fortune, Ronald Lauder. Th other is a Hollywood producer behind such major and classic Hollywood movies as “JFK,” “Pretty Woman,” and “12 Years a Slave,” Arnon Milchan.
The current investigation into bribery charges against Prime Minister Netanyahu is spearheaded by an opposition lawmaker with the Zionist Union Party, Erel Margalit.
ena Beilin, stated that not only have Israeli police not questioned Mr. Lauder since the fi st interview, but that any reporting about the incident in Haaretz is “totally false.” “Mr. Lauder never made these purchases
Israeli police detectives interrogated President of the World Jewish Congress and heir to the Estee Lauder makeup and hair product fortune, Ronald Lauder
secure political favors. As for Ronald Lauder, his side The investigation into gift is denying attempting to bribe given by Mr. Lauder to Prime the Israeli Prime Minister with gifts. A spokesman of his even Minister Netanyahu intensifie early January with Israeli police denied that investigators quesdetectives interrogating the Es- tioned Mr. Lauder about any gift tee Lauder heir at his home in giving at all. As he put it, “There Jerusalem for up to three hours. was nothing about suits. Th t’s The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, ridiculous. They asked him to reported that Mr. Lauder has come in and answer a couple of certified that he gave Netanya- questions. He did. It was over in hu several gifts including a new a few minutes.” Ronald Lauder’s lawyer, Helsuit and the fin ncing of a trip
nor did he admit to them, and any report that states otherwise is completely inaccurate,” she’s stated. The other subject of the bribery probe is Israeli billionaire and Hollwood film producer Arnon Milchan. As a producer, Mr. Milchan has worked on the fil s, “JFK”, “Pretty Woman,” “Birdman,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Revenant” and the upcoming psychological thriller “A Cure for Wellness.” But, cur-
rently he’s the center of the same probe thats involved Ronald Lauder. In Mr. Milchan’s case, he’s accused of gifti g cigars and champagne, worth thousands of dollars, to Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife.
The other subject of the bribery probe is Israeli billionaire and Hollwood film producer Arnon Milchan. As a producer, Mr. Milchan has worked on the films, “JFK”, “Pretty Woman,” “Birdman,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Revenant” and the upcoming psychological thriller “A Cure for Wellness.”
The Israeli Prime Minister has now been questioned by police twice this week regarding gifts given to him by wealthy businessman, including Arnon Milchan. While the film producer has refused any comment, Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer has stated that “any reasonable person knows that there is nothing remotely criminal involved when a close friend
By: Ilana Messika
By: Ilana Messika
T University of Haifa archaeologists at Sussita, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, said Tuesday that they have unearthed a large Roman amphitheater dating to the 2nd century. It was apparently used for religious ceremonies in the ancient city of Hippos
as a divide between the lower and upper blocks of seats. In addition, one of the vaulted corridors that crossed the seating area allowed the audience to reach their blocks of seats (the vomitorium). A small excavation revealed the foundations of several rows of seats, though the seats themselves have long since vanished. “The excavations outside the city over the past few years are falling into place like in a detective story,” said Eisenberg. “First we found the mask of Pan, then the monumental gate leading to what we began to assume was a large public compound – a sanctuary. And now, this year, we find a public bathhouse and theater in the same location, both facilities that in
the Roman period could be associated with the god of medicine Asclepius or with gods of nature such as Dionysus and Pan. “All these fi dings suggest that this was a large sanctuary outside the city – something that completely changes what we thought we knew about Hippos and the surrounding area,” he explained. “If our hypothesis is correct, it is quite possible that thousands of visitors to the theater came not to see the latest show in town, but to take part in rituals honoring one of the gods of the Greco-Roman pantheon. “They watched and listened to the priests here until they entered a state of ecstasy and catharsis,” he concluded. (TPS)
He’s known to be involved in the shipping and dealing of arms and munitions, including possibly supplying arms to Israel. Such was reported in an article in an Israeli newspaper in 1989 which described Mr. Milchan as “probably the country’s largest armaments dealer” at the time, although Mr. Milchan has attempted to disparage such
Netanyahu’s lawyer has stated that “any reasonable person knows that there is nothing remotely criminal involved when a close friend gives his friend a gift of cigars” distinctions. However he has admitted being involved in various interactions with the Israeli Ministry of Defense and with Raytheon Co., a defense and aerospace company. An even more extreme example of Arnon Milchan’s past with Israel involves the transfer of trigger devices for nuclear weapons to an Israeli company he owns in 1985. While a business associate of his was accused of smuggling the devices into Israel, he himself managed to avoid any charges. The current investigation into bribery charges against Prime Minister Netanyahu is spearheaded by an opposition lawmaker with the Zionist Union Party, Erel Margalit. He’s not only looking to investigate allegations of money being transferred from donors to Netanyahu for his personal use, but that the Prime Minister’s own personal lawyer has been involved in providing services for a German company selling submarines to Israel.
Israeli NGO Sues Twitter for Aiding and Abetting Terrorism
Haifa University Archeologists Find Ancient Roman Theater niversity of Haifa archaeologists at Sussita, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, said Tuesday that they have unearthed a large Roman amphitheater dating to the 2nd century. It was apparently used for religious ceremonies in the ancient city of Hippos. Researchers consider the theater, a structure which generally served as the venue for the most popular public shows with seating to accommodate thousands of people, an expected yet highly anticipated discovery. “It is simply unthinkable that any Roman polis could have existed without a theater,” said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, head of the Hippos Excavations Project, The find comes on the heels of another second century discovery in 2015, a bronze mask depicting the god Pan, and the discovery last year of a monumental gate, known as “Pan’s Gate,” which likely represents the entrance to the theater and the accompanying bathhouse. Eisenberg said the mask was supposedly placed on the gate, and that the buildings together served as a ritual site for the devotees of the gods Pan or Dionysus, who were often worshiped together. Two findi gs led researchers to conclude they had discovered a theater: A passageway built of basalt ashlars, limited by a semicircular wall, that served
gives his friend a gift of cigars,” in countering any accusations of wrongdoing. Arnon Milchan has more of an in-depth and questionable past involving Israeli politics than Mr. Lauder, apparently.
he families of two victims of Islamic State terror attacks in Paris and Brussels has filed an anti-terrorism lawsuit in the The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against social media giant Twitter for the company’s role in aiding and abetting ISIS in carrying out the attacks. Two hundred people were killed and hundreds injured in the attacks. “Th s is the first lawsuit to document Twitter’s key role in the rise of ISIS to become the most feared terrorist organization in the world, and to detail how ISIS used Twitter specifically in connection with two of the worst terror attacks in Europe’s history,” said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Israeli legal NGO Shurat HaDin and the plaintiff ’s lawyer on the case, in an offical statement. “Among social media platforms, Twitter has been the most stubborn one to refuse to cut off its service to terrorists, taking the position that ‘the tweets must fl w,’ even if it means assisting in
In an interview with Tazpit Press Service (TPS), Darshan-Leitner explained that the US Anti-Terrorism Act grants civil rights to victims of international terrorism to sue for damages
In an interview with Tazpit Press Service (TPS), DarshanLeitner explained that the US Anti-Terrorism Act grants civil rights to victims of international terrorism to sue for damages
mass murder,” she claimed. In an interview with Tazpit Press Service (TPS), Darshan-Leitner explained that the US Anti-Terrorism Act grants civil rights to victims of international terrorism to sue for damages. Lawsuits can follow corporations from all sectors responsible for assisting terror organizations or their affiliates. “Th s not a criminal case, we are not indicting the social media giant, but suing for compensation and punitive damages,” she said. Accordingly, the prosecution will have to prove that Twitter knowingly and intentionally provided service to a terror organization, that they knew ISIS held accounts used before, during and
after the attacks for the purposes of recruitment, indoctrination or intimidation in the context of those specific ttacks. Moreover, they will have to prove that the accounts were used regularly and were allowed to persist despite several warnings to shut them down. The current lawsuit, Cain v. Twitter, follows a similar one in 2015, also backed by Shurat HaDin, on behalf of some 20,000 Israelis who sued Facebook in order to get the company to stop allowing Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens and Jews. Regarding two bills aimed at preventing incitement on social media currently making their way through the legislative process, Darshan-Leitner told TPS, “You should not need a judge to decide whether content is incitement or not. Private companies can construct their own regulations, or ‘community standards,’ as was done until now. However, leaving that decision to the corporations proved to be insuffici t due to ‘matters of interpretation’” “What the Knesset bills [one sponsored by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the other one by Zionist Union MK Revital Swid] oblige the corporations to do is to raise those standards on topics related to terror. Thei purpose is to impose stricter restrictions and monitor social media over the content of their pages. I totally support this stricter liability system,” she said. (TPS)
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Obama as Lady Macbeth in Israeli Terror Act
e doubt very much if Barack Obama ation for and to put an end to the 68 years of unhas the same pangs of conscience remitting terror that these primitive, savage people as Lady Macbeth displays in Act 5, have unleashed on daily basis against the people of Scene 1 of Shakespeare's tragic play, Israel. Shame on the two of them. And not to be outdone by their leaders, the DemMacbeth. She utters the now famous words, ""Out, damned spot! Out I say!" as she imagines the blood ocrats in the House of Representatives issued their of Duncan on her hands and is unable to remove own statement of hostility to Israel by having 84 of the guilt of her complicity in his murder. Barack their members (44% of their seats) vote to oppose a Obama could very well play that part as the moti- Republican resolution that condemned the Security Council's agenda of 2334. vating culprit in this The party of Obama, past Sunday's slaughKerry and Hillary had ter of four and the at76 of its House members tempted murder of as vote in support of the many Israelis as posSecurity Council and 8 sible in Jerusalem by remaining acceptingly a Palestinian terrorist. silent. Th t totals an asObama was not tounding 24% of the parthe driver of the truck ty's membership in the that plowed into that House. What story does crowd and killed four that tell us? In checking IDF troopers and out those Democrats wounded a dozen or supporting the attack on more others. But he Israel we note the names surely turned on the of Nancy Pelosi the leadengine switch to moer of the minority in the tivate that and many House and Keith Ellison, more murders to come We doubt very much if Barack Obama has the whom the top Democrat by Palestinian terror- same pangs of conscience as Lady Macbeth in the Senate has nomiists. The hall in which displays in Act 5, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's nated and supported to Obama's tragedy was tragic play, Macbeth. She utters the now be the next chairman of performed was not at famous words, ""Out, damned spot! Out I say!" the Democrat National Stratford-on-Avon but as she imagines the blood of Duncan on her Committee. in the rotting chamber hands and is unable to remove the guilt of Th t post would have of the Security Coun- her complicity in his murder. Barack Obama cil where Samantha could very well play that part as the motivating Ellison in command of Power, our U.N. dele- culprit in this past Sunday's slaughter of four and the entire party. No embarrassment of course gate stabbed Israel in the attempted murder of as many Israelis as on their part, for placing the back by not veto- possible in Jerusalem by a Palestinian terrorist. a radical Muslim, who ing Resolution 2334. was an officia of his local Nation of Islam (NOI) Shame on the whole Gang on 42nd Street. Th t cursed action of the Security Council which chapter under Louis Farrakhan and who was also aggressively and falsely damned Israel as the cul- an officia of a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, the prit for the lack of peace could not even reach the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). honorable level of honesty to condemn the Pales- Look both of these organizations up and you'll see tinian leadership for actually planning and engag- that they support both Islamic terror against Israel ing in terrorist actions themselves. Obama followed and the destructive Boycott, Divestment and Sancup the bloodletting against the only Jewish nation tions actions to bring Israel to its knees. Shame on by cowardly hiding behind his servile Secretary of the whole party! We commend the Republican Party for having State who, in order to attempt to mask the goals of this administration as evenhanded, actually foolish- the wisdom and sageness to stand with the demly unleashed a lengthy, torturous, arrogant, torrent ocratic state of Israel in spite of the entire world's of daggers into a peaceful, miniscule land of only clamor for that nation's disappearance. Their House 6 million peaceful Jews who contribute unselfish y members from states such as Idaho, Montana, Utah to benefit the entire world, including their sworn and others with a miniscule number of Jewish voters had nothing to gain politically by standing tall enemies. And that country, for its size is composed of the with Israel. But they had the moral conviction to do most productive, generous, humanitarian people what is right. We wish them and our new President on earth. His hour-plus haranguing lecture actually Donald J. Trump well in the years to come. We pray blamed Israel for the absence of peace. The Obama/ for their strength of purpose to do what's right to Kerry tag team never takes the time to pat Israel on continue in the face of the Radical Left's desire to the back for not obliterating with its overwhelming destroy the nation that G-d had created to be a beamilitary power the so-called-Palestinians in retali- con of light unto the world.
France’s Failed “Peace Conference”
ot to be outdone by the anti-Israel crowd at the United Nations, France has decided to have a "Peace Conference" this week, assembling 70 nations, not including Israel, to blackjack the Jewish state into caving in to demands rewarding Palestinian terror that has been ongoing for 70 years. Strange that France, a nation that has itself been battered by Islamic terror attacks through the years is now playing the game of acting as the agent for the same criminals who caused blood to fl w through the streets of Paris, Nice and other French cities in the cause of Islam. Now they want to force Israel to behave in the same cowardly manner. But Israel won't have anything to do with this staged meeting. Netanyahu has refused to attend. He has the safety and welfare of the Israeli people as his fi st priority. But who is really behind this meeting? Let's be real. Obama's fi gerprints are all over this planned crime scene. Let's hear it straight from the mouth of French MP Meir Habib. a guy who is on the scene and knows the inside story. His words: "This conference is a disgrace. It isn't a peace conference. It's an international disgrace. President Obama failed a thousand percent in everything he did in the Middle East. He left 400,000 people to die in Syria and all of
their murderers will go free. Now a few days before the end of his term he wants to go to the conference to force Israel back to the '67 borders, the 'Auschwitz borders. We should not panic, It will not help. Jerusalem will remain the united capital of Israel forever." Habib, added: "But thank G-d, the new President, whom they call Trump, said (hopeful) things in the name of the world's greatest country and I am hopeful that he will move the embassy to Jerusalem and the conference will not matter." A credit to a true French leader who will lead the charge in his country to defend Israel and stand up to the international cabal that wants to drown Israel in a sea of its own blood. The good news is that Jewish groups such as the leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations called for the French to cancel an ill conceived poorly timed and damaging event. Their statement: "It makes no sense that the next administration is precluded from participating in a discussion of an essential component of U.S. foreign policy with which it will be engaged." And we agree, wholeheartedly. Wouldn't it be a great idea for Obama who will be leaving the White House next week to have the good sense to invite Trump to attend? Is that asking too much to save thousands of lives and a democrat nation, Israel? We guess so.
JANUARY 13, 2016
Letters to the Editor Defending Rabbi Marvin Hier Dear Editor: Why isn't anyone defending Rabbi Marvin Hier who is giving one of the prayers at the inaugural for Mr. Trump? As "Rabbi for Trump" I defended Mr. Trump against those who called him Hitler, a bigot and other defamatory names. I never backed down. Yes, I am disappointed I wasn't asked to deliver the prayer or even asked to attend the inaugural. The e is a petition out asking that Rabbi Hier step down from delivering the prayer. Seems to me that considering all the negative articles appearing, Rabbi Hier should speak up. If you believe in Mr. Trump like many of us do you
should be proud to deliver the prayer, not because you are a Rabbi, or for the presidential honor, but because you believe in Mr. Trump's agenda. Where are Trump supporters including the Orthodox Rabbis? Why are they letting Rabbi Hier be attacked with venom? Most of the Rabbis, primarily the liberals, were constantly attacking Mr. Trump and his family, but there were many pictures of Mr. Trump with religious Jews. Why are they silent now? Sincerely
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
NYBR Disapproves of UNSC Resolution 2334 Dear Editor; The New York Board of Rabbis strongly disapproves of the decision by the United States to abstain rather than veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334. A neutral stance in the face of such a one-sided international resolution is not how trusted allies should treat one another in the international spotlight. Friends may disagree on such core issues as settlements, but they must find an appropriate place to resolve their disputes. Given the dereliction of moral responsibility of the UN in its total disregard of the slaughter in Syria; its discredited Goldstone report; and its UNESCO agency's denial of any Jewish connection to the holy sites of Jerusalem; the UN is certainly not the forum for any constructive international resolution, especially regarding the security of the State of Israel, and certainly about issues requiring the delicate cooperation of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the United States. Jewish tradition teaches that the blessing of peace
shared by all faiths must be proclaimed face to face, with outstretched hands and respect for one another. The dream of peace can only be fulfilled when Israelis and Palestinians sit together at a peace table to find a lasting peace with one another. Sincerely,
Rabbi Gideon Shloush, President
Rabbi Lester B. Bronstein, Vice President Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President Dr. Eve Epstein, NYBR Liaison to the United Nations
Financial Disaster for Lakewood Taxpayers Dear Editor, What began as a project to develop a corporate offi park which would generate jobs and tax revenue for Lakewood Township has turned into a fin ncial disaster for Lakewood taxpayers and a looming traffi nightmare for its residents. The plan was also to have helped create a long-term endowment for Beth Medrash Govoha, which owned Cedar Bridge Development Corporation, the developer of the site. Lakewood designated Cedar Bridge Development Corporation as developer of the 240 acre site in June of 2000 and granted the corporation 240 acres of land at no cost as long as it developed the land. The grant was based on the ‘NJ Redevelopment Law’ which states that “land that is owned by the municipality that is not likely to be developed through the instrumentality of private capital” can be given to a developer for free. In doing so, the township claimed that ‘the cost of providing infrastructure improvements to the premises approximates the fair market value of the land.” Th agreement also stipulated that should the land not be developed as agreed within 10 years, the land with improvements would revert to the township. Beth Medrash Govoha recruited some its prominent backers to join the corporation’s board, which included developers George Kline, Charles Kushner and Samuel Halpern. They hired Cushman & Wakefield, the commercial real estate service fi m, to market the project,
and invested millions in developing infrastructure for the property. However, the project’s timing could not have been worse. When the dot-com bubble burst later in 2000, demand for offic space plummeted. Financing for the project dried up and work on the project stopped abruptly. Now a new plan has been submitted to the township Planning Board for approval. The plan, adjacent to what is now a bustling residential neighborhood, calls for a shopping center with a theater, an auditorium, a strip mall, housing along with offic buildings. The plan has neighbors of the proposed mall up in arms. Residents of the neighboring senior community Pine River Village have hired an attorney to oppose the project and came to the Planning Board meeting to express their concern about the impact this project will have on the traffi on Pine Street which already congested. Debra Tennenhaus talked about the frustration she has with the stop and go traffi on a daily basis. Sam Hirsch said ‘It impossible as is to drive up route 9. With this mega project Route 9 will become a parking lot.’ Amid the groundswell of public opposition to the plans, many hope that the township will deny the project and insist that the original agreement be upheld. Sincerely,
Will France Back Down?? Dear Editor: To those naysayers out there who really don’t believe that a unified force can wage a boycott against France, they had better think again. For those readers out there who might be too young, or for those who just plain forgot, I would like to remind you just how successful America was back in 2003 when they launched a similar boycott. According to a 2003 report on the Fox News web site, it said: “Fromage.com, a French cheese distributor, reported that its sales to the United States have gone down 15 percent in the past two weeks. Some U.S. eateries are no longer offering French wines. And a restaurant in North Carolina has even changed the name of its fries. Neal Rowland, who owns Cubbie's restaurant in Beaufort, N.C., said he decided to put stickers that say "Freedom" over the word "French" on all his menus after he watched France back away from support for war in Iraq. "Since the French are backing down, French fries
and French everything needs to be banned," he told Foxnews.com in a telephone interview. "Fry sales have really gone up. People who eat them now say, 'Freedom never tasted so good.'" "I had a gentleman come in today, who works at the court house, and he was crying, his son is serving in Afghanistan and he said he was so glad someone is taking a stand," said Rowland. "He was proud to see the support in the community for the troops." If the backlash is strong enough, it could impact the French economy — American trade with France tops $30 billion a year.” Now, just think how many more billions a year does America trade with France and how much more of an impact can be made now. And let’s not forget that in our contemporary times, we have advanced social media platforms to utilize when sending out critical messages, so that factors in to just how successful a boycott of French goods can be. Sincerely
JANUARY 13, 2016
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Five Ways for Trump to Put Tehran on Notice By Michael Makovsky, Ph.D.
s the bipartisan opponents of President Obama's Iran nuclear agreement prepare to address its many shortcomings, they should beware of unwittingly repeating some of his mistakes. Instead of relying on more sanctions to dismantle or renegotiate the deal, the most urgent need is restoring U.S. credibility and resolve in opposing Iranian aggression and reshaping the Middle East.
Instead of relying on more sanctions to dismantle or renegotiate the deal, the most urgent need is restoring U.S. credibility and resolve in opposing Iranian aggression and reshaping the Middle East. Two fundamental misjudgments led to the disastrous nuclear agreement. First, Mr. Obama eschewed credible military threats and relied on congressionally generated economic sanctions to pressure Iran to negotiate. Second, he focused only on Iran's nuclear program, ignoring its malignant regional misconduct. Free of pressure and scrutiny, Tehran shaped the agreement's terms and expanded its aggression and influence.
The current policy debate has ignored these mistakes. Instead, it is focused on using sanctions to enforce and improve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. This narrow approach is counterproductive. The agreement front-loaded Iran's economic benefits. But it only mothballed elements of its nuclear program; it did not eradicate it. The U.S. will need years to rebuild a robust international sanctions regime; Iran requires mere weeks to rebuild its nuclear program. Even if Iran remains within the agreement's framework, it might respond to sanctions by escalating its regional aggression, exerting its own more immediate and dangerous form of leverage. A proven necessary ingredient in dealing with Iran is a credible military threat. Two examples: Tehran suspended elements of its nuclear program in 2003-04 following the U.S. overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and it never crossed Israel's 2012 red line over its nuclear stockpile. As the Trump administration considers Iran policy, including whether and how to enforce, renegotiate or cancel the nuclear agreement with Tehran, here are five policies it can implement to put Iran on notice and regain the strategic advantage: First, instruct the Pentagon to update contingency plans for the use of force against Iran, including its nuclear facilities,
agreement, backing it strongly against Iran-supported Hamas and Hezbollah, and mitigating negative consequences of the recent U.N. Security Council resolution that Mr. Obama enabled, including by moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Fourth, announce plans to establish a regional missile-defense system-to include Israel and U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf and Eastern Europe, building on the ample infrastructure already in place. To neutralize Iran's ballistic missile threat, which the nuclear agreement has effectively legalized, Mr. Trump should order that this antimissile shield shoot down any Iranian missiles, test-fi ed or otherwise. Fifth, and more challenging, undercut the Iranian crescent forming from Tehran to Beirut. Iran dominates the capitals of Iraq and Syria, both failed artificia , multiethnic states created from the Ottoman Empire after Free of pressure and scrutiny, Tehran shaped the agreement's World War I. The U.S. should terms and expanded its aggression and influence. double down on the post-World Second, change the rules of allies as Mr. Obama has done, War I focus on self-determinaengagement for U.S. naval ves- we must embrace them and col- tion and support new political sels in the Persian Gulf. Provoc- laborate closely. This includes entities that are emerging. In supporting Iraq, that starts with an inative Iranian forces should no unapologetically longer be tolerated but instead, the Saudi-led coalition fi htas Mr. Trump stated in his fi st ing the Iranian-backed Houthi debate with Hillary Clinton, insurgency in Yemen; increasProvocative Iranian "shot out of the water." The U.S. ing aid for Jordan; supporting forces should no longer cannot hesitate to do this when Egyptian President Abdel Fat- be tolerated but instead, the fi st such situation aris- tah Al Sisi; and improving re- as Mr. Trump stated in his es, as it certainly will. This will lations with Azerbaijan. It also first debate with Hilla y demonstrate credible resolve includes bolstering support Clinton, "shot out of the to Iran and other global pow- for Israel through raising U.S. water." ers, and it should contribute military aid above the recent especially in the event of a significant violation of, or withdrawal from, the nuclear agreement. This will communicate a new robust posture and prepare for what might be necessary.
to improved Iranian behavior regionally as well as toward the agreement. Thi d, boost the anti-Iran regional coalition. Instead of alienating traditional regional
To neutralize Iran's ballistic missile threat, which the nuclear agreement has effectively legalized, Mr. Trump should order that this antimissile shield shoot down any Iranian missiles, test-fired or otherwise. dependent Kurdish state and stationing a U.S. military base there. In Syria, work toward creating Sunni, Alawite and Kurdish entities that could check each other perhaps as part of a confederation. Sanctions without military credibility have little meaning. Alone they cannot stop Iran from fl uting the nuclear deal or inflaming the region. But sanctions coupled with a focused strategy can change Tehran's calculus. This could enable an eventual renegotiation of the disastrous agreement, or, should diplomacy fail, better position the U.S. and its allies to prevent a nuclear-weapons-capable Iran by other means. It could also transform the region in America's favor. (This article was originally published in the Wall Street Journal) Dr. Makovsky, a Pentagon offic l in the George W. Bush administration, is President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA).
Free Speech and Anti-Semitism Obama’s anti-Israel politics show the need for the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act By: Ruth R. Wisse
ecember began with the passage by the Senate of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act and ended with President Obama’s betrayal of the Jewish state. In a reversal of policy, the U.S. failed to block a United Nations Security Council measure that is arguably the most prejudicial U.N. pronouncement since the 1975 resolution declaring that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.” The president’s abstention aligns America with the malefactors against whom the Senate is trying to raise awareness. Let us take this step by step. The Senate passed the triple-A act in response to the escalation of anti-Jewish hostility in America, especially on the fringes of politics and in institutions of higher learning. University administrators protested that the legislation would stifle “freedom of speech.” Treating anti-Semitism as a problem of free speech
Treating anti-Semitism as a problem of free speech is like treating an outbreak of mumps as a problem of cosmetics. Responsible authorities are required to check injurious epidemics.
is like treating an outbreak of mumps as a problem of cosmetics. Responsible authorities are required to check injurious epidemics. The Senate bill itself understates the problem by treating anti-Semitism under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. Were anti-Semitism historically a matter of discrimination alone, it could not have generated the extermination of the Jews of Europe or the perpetual Arab war against Israel. Discrimination is merely one byproduct of anti-Semitism, which in modernity is a political strategy, ideology and movement forged in 19th-century Europe, adapted by 20th-century Arabs, and now spreading in our midst. Decades after World War II, the U.S. established the Holocaust Memorial Museum presumably to warn against genocides like the mass murder of European Jewry. But the museum inadvertently subverted its purpose. The League for Anti-Semitism was founded in Germany in the 1870s to oppose liberal democracy, which it called a Jewish plot “to conquer Germany from within.” Tsarist Russia added “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and accused Jews of wanting to conquer the world. Nazism added the feature
prised by his acquiescence in the anti-Jewish politics of grievance and blame. Raised in, educated by, and exposed to the major forms of contemporary anti-Semitism, he would have been remarkable to have escaped its effects. He attended school in Indonesia where, according to Pew surveys, unfavorable views of the Jews are among the highest in the Muslim world. This is the most obvious connection between his upbringing and his membership in the Chicago church of Jeremiah Wright, the pastor whose anti-Semitism he had to repudiate in order to win the White House. No less important than either of these influences were his college years at Columbia in the early 1980s— when Prof. Edward Said was sounding the pro-PLO drumbeat against Israel—and his association with the anti-Zionist hard left in Chica o. In this respect the president is Ruth Wisse writes: “Decades after World War II, the U.S. a faithful product of his educaestablished the Holocaust Memorial Museum presumably to tion. His ruinous legacy underwarn against genocides like the mass murder of European scores the importance of “AnJewry. But the museum inadvertently subverted its purpose.” ti-Semitism Awareness,” whether Protean anti-Semitism spans coexistence. Arab leaders, having or not passage of the Senate’s the political spectrum and failed in their vow to push Israel act will be enough to arrest it. blames Jews for whatever they into the sea, adopted the invert- The current administration has are said to represent. Long be- ed tactics of anti-Semitism by courted the favor of Israel’s purfore the Holocaust, anti-Semi- accusing Israel of displacing the tism spawned its successor an- Palestinians. Much of the subseti-Zionism. When the mufti of quent convulsion and violence in The current Jerusalem instigated massacres the Arab world can be traced to administration has of the Jews of Palestine in 1929, that original political sin of refuscourted the favor of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ing coexistence. Israel’s pursuers in the Turning back to America, hailed them as harbingers of a hope of averting their Communist revolution, charging no one familiar with President enmity toward the U.S. Palestinian Jews with imperial- Obama’s biography can be surism and laying the groundwork for the Soviet-Arab alliance that later dominated the U.N. Thus of Aryan supremacy. Nationalist was a form of politics designed movements adapted it to their in Europe and organized against specific ties, and so did interna- Jews in their dispersion reorgationalist movements, which is nized against Jews gathered in why one of their leaders called their homeland. The Arab League’s war against anti-Semitism the “socialism of Israel opposed the principle of fools.”
America’s exceptionalism is still being tested, and its submission to antiSemitism is not a good sign suers in the hope of averting their enmity toward the U.S. In so doing, it has licensed an anti-Israel assault on the part of some Americans beguiled by a similar fantasy and comforted by the knowledge that Israel, because it can least afford to relax its military defenses against their common enemies, serves as the West’s fi hting front line. In like fashion, college administrators may be glad to have Jews absorb campus discontent that might otherwise be directed at them. The e dodges failed before and will fail again. The Jewish people has proven its ability to remain morally intact—some say exceptional—through several millennia. America’s exceptionalism is still being tested, and its submission to anti-Semitism is not a good sign. In failing to stand up to Israel’s and America’s common foes, President Obama has failed the country that elected him its leader. (This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal) Ms. Wisse, a former professor of Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard, is the author of “Jews and Power” (Schocken, 2007).
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JANUARY 13, 2016
The Two-State Solution is a Zombie It can’t be dead because it never lived By: Daniel Greenfield
s the two-state solution dead?” The two-state solution, a perverse euphemism for carving an Islamic terror state out of the land of Israel and the living flesh of her people, is in trouble. The solution, which has solved nothing except the shortage of graves in Israel and Muslim terrorists in the Middle East, is the object of grave concern by the professionally concerned from Foggy Bottom to Fifth Avenue. Obama set up his betrayal of Israel at the UN to “save” the two-state solution from Trump. The media warns that David Friedman, Trump’s pick for ambassador, is so pro-Israel that he’ll kill the “solution.” But you can’t kill something that was never alive. The two-state solution is a zombie. It can’t be dead because it never lived. It was a rotting shambling corpse of a diplomatic process. If you stood downwind of the proceedings, it looked alive. Up close there was only blood and death. Like the Holy Roman Empire, the two-state solution didn’t solve anything and it wasn’t in the business of creating two states. Not unless you count a Hamas state in Gaza and a Fatah state in the West Bank.
What problem was the twostate solution solving? It wasn’t the problem of terrorism. Turning over land, weapons and power to a bunch of terrorists made for more terrorism. It’s no coincidence that Islamic terrorism worldwide shot up around the same time. The consequences of giving terrorists their own country to play with were as predictable as taking a power drill to the bottom of a boat or running a toaster in a bubble bath. The least likely outcome of handing guns to homicidal sociopaths was peace. The most likely was murder. And that was as intended. The problem that the twostate solution was solving was the existence of Israel; the Jewish Problem. Spray the two-state solution over an irritating country full of Jews who managed to survive multiple Muslim genocides. Apply and wait for as long as it takes until the Jewish Problem is solved again. The two-state solution didn’t end the violence. It turned it up to eleven. It didn’t even create a Palestinian state. But it did a moderately decent job of solving the Jewish Problem by killing Jews. It killed thousands of them. It filled cemeteries, ethnically cleansed towns and villages, and brought war to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time
defeated because that would destroy the two-state solution. And it can’t get any better. in a generation. It turned terror from an aberration into a rou- Only worse. Death is the only thing that tine. It made death into a way of life for the Muslim population the two-state solution has ever controlled by the terrorists and accomplished. Th t’s the only the Jewish population targeted thing that it was meant to acby them. It endangered the ex- complish. It’s all that it will ever istence of Israel for the fi st time accomplish. The two-state solution is a since 1973.
Daniel Greenfield writes that, “The two-state solution is a zombie. It can’t be dead because it never lived. It was a rotting shambling corpse of a diplomatic process. If you stood downwind of the proceedings, it looked alive.”
The two-state solution isn’t dead. It is death. The “solution” has turned children into orphans and left parents weeping at the graves of their daughters. It has sown hilltops with dragon’s teeth of rockets and sent cities fleeing to bomb shelters. It has ushered in an endless age of wars against terrorists who can’t be utterly
zombie. Its existence has no purpose except death. As long as it goes on moving, it will go on destroying. But, like a zombie, the two-state solution is weak. It’s a slow and shambling thing. It’s absurdly easy to escape it. The only way it can catch you is if you let it. In the nineties, the two-state solution looked like a living
thing. There were negotiations and big plans. The e were ceremonies and Nobel prizes being handed out like party favors. There were equally big bombings and mangled body parts smeared along sidewalks and storefronts. But it was easier to listen to another round of peace songs and pay no attention to the ghastly carnage. But by the oughts, the Muslim settler population in ’67 Israel, for whose benefit the twostate solution had been crafted, made the same “democratic” decision that the Egyptians and other Arab Spring countries would later make. Th y chose the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic law that demands that non-Muslims must surrender and be ruled by Muslims as before. Or be massacred and subjugated. And then the zombie solution began to rot from the head. The two-state solution was kept alive by pretending that Hamas had never won. An illegal takeover by Fatah, the “good” Islamic terrorists who were willing to pretend to negotiate in exchange for enough foreign aid from the United States, led to two Islamic terror states, one in Gaza and one in the West Bank. The e states occasionally tried to form a united government, but couldn’t even get along with each other. Never mind getting along with Israel. The two-state solution had become a ghoulish joke.
Some two-state solutionists urged embracing Hamas. A crazed collection of leftist activist “Rabbis” even signed a petition calling for outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood terror state despite a charter which called for exterminating all the Jews. Kerry aided a Code Pink mission to Hamas. Most two-state solutionists decided to pretend that nothing had gone wrong. The zombie solution was in the best of health. Pay no attention to the stench of decay and the way it keeps trying to eat you. Th y wanted to strengthen the “good” Islamic terror state in the West Bank to discredit the “bad” Islamic terror state in Gaza. Anyone who opposed the “good” terror state was accused of trying to kill the “two-state solution” which had already killed more people than the average natural disaster. But then the “good” terror state stopped even pretending to negotiate. Since the terrorists wouldn’t negotiate, Obama and Kerry just propped up the corpse of the two-state solution on their shoulders, Weekend at Bernie’s style, and tried to pretend it was still alive by negotiating with Israel on behalf of the terrorists without telling either Israel or the terrorists. But the “good” terrorists rejected the unsolicited deal that See The Two-State Solution , page 36
The UN is Beyond Reform D.C. isn’t the only swamp our new president needs to drain. By: Bruce Thornton
resident-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough with the UN, a corrupt, bloated bureaucracy that for seven decades has existed to provide cushy jobs for international deadbeats, and to promote the interests of tyrannical regimes and anti-American pygmy states. Recognizing the UN’s failures and corruption, some commentators are calling for targeted reductions of the estimated $8-10 billion a year we spend on the UN and its 15 affiliated organizations, thus prodding Turtle Bay to reform. But the better argument is to withdraw completely. Changing the shade of lipstick on this multinational pig is not going to keep it from acting like a pig. Indeed, “reforming” the UN is a mantra politicians periodically repeat in order to avoid doing what’s necessary to make signific nt changes. Remember the old UN Human Rights Commission? It was completely ineffective because it regularly seated some of the world’s worst human rights violators, including China, Zimbabwe, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Algeria, Syria, Libya, Uganda and Vietnam. At the same time, as stalwart UN critic Ann Bayefsky wrote in 2002, “Commission members seek to avoid directly
criticizing states with human rights problems, frequently by focusing on Israel, a state that, according to analysis of summary records, has for over 30 years occupied 15 percent of commission time and has been the subject of a third of country-specific resolutions.” To add insult to the injury, that same year the Commission passed a resolution giving the Palestinian Arabs the de facto “legitimate right” to use terrorism against Israel. The serial ignoring of Sudan’s responsibility for the human rights disaster unfolding in Darfur, and the election of Sudan to the Commission final y put an end to the UNHRC, which was replaced in 2006 with the “reformed” UN Human Rights Council. After ten years it’s obvious that the change was cosmetic, as the Council has repeated the same sins of its predecessor. It continues to seat members from nations like current members China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, all notorious for violating human rights. And it continues its chronic demonization of Israel, which it has condemned five times more than any other country. Nor is this vicious bigotry confined to the Council: last March, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) condemned only one nation, Israel, for violating women’s rights.
So much for “reform.” This gross hypocrisy and serial failure should not be surprising. Like all multinational institutions, the UN exists to serve the interests of its members, no matter how corrupt or brutal they are. Moreover,
its ideals, the UN has ended up serving as an instrument of illiberal and totalitarian states for furthering their interests and supporting their aggression against their enemies and often their own citizens. The idealists behind the creation of the UN can’t say they weren’t warned. The sorry his-
Bruce Thornton writes: “President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough with the UN, a corrupt, bloated bureaucracy that for seven decades has existed to provide cushy jobs for international deadbeats, and to promote the interests of tyrannical regimes and anti-American pygmy states”
the UN’s foundational ideal–– that it would resolve confli t through diplomacy, promote democracy, and foster human rights––assumed that the whole world was sincerely interested in these Western goods. More important, it also ignored the necessity for lethal violence to back up its loft principles and punish the violators of them. Indeed, without a means of enforcing
tory of the League of Nations should have been a deterrent. The League failed to stop the interwar aggression of Italy and Japan, and Germany’s serial violations of the Versailles Treaty, all of which culminated in the carnage of World War II. In fact, the League was only three years old when its weakness and fecklessness were exposed. In 1923 Mussolini used the murder of some Italian
diplomats in Greece as a pretext for advancing his designs on Albania by taking over the Greek island of Corfu. His fleet sailed into the harbor and bombarded a fortress, killing 15 refugees. Greece went to the League for justice. British diplomat Harold Nicolson recognized that this incident was a test of the League’s viability. “Should the League fail, in such flagr nt circumstances, to enforce obedience to [its] Covenant, it was realized that the authority of the League would be forever impaired.” Secretary General of the League Sir Eric Drummond agreed with Nicolson on the importance of the League’s enforcement of its rules: “Th s challenge has brought into question the fundamental principles which lie at the root of the public law of the new world order established by the League.” In the end, the League did fail and exposed its lack of credibility. Its Council of Ambassadors made Greece pay Italy reparations as the price of Italian withdrawal. If that history is too ancient, the fled ling UN was faced with a similar challenge to which it too failed to rise. A mere three years after the UN’s creation, five Arab nations, including four members of the UN, violated UN Resolution 181 establishing the state of Israel, and attacked the new country created by international law. Rather than using force to punish the violators
Indeed, “reforming” the UN is a mantra politicians periodically repeat in order to avoid doing what’s necessary to make signifi ant changes of the UN Charter, the UN did nothing to help the beleaguered country, and Israel had to defend itself with aid from a few sympathetic nations like Czechoslovakia. But like the League, the UN didn’t have and still doesn’t have a credible military capacity to enforce its terms and resolutions by punishing violators. Partly that’s because there is neither agreement on the principles that would legitimize the use of force, nor a harmony of national interests that would induce member states to contribute soldiers and resources to such a force unless their own interests or security were endangered. Obviously the Arab states that invaded Israel had quite different principles and interests, which trumped those ideals of the UN Charter they had signed. The lesson still hasn’t been learned. Fast-forward to 2002. Saddam Hussein had violated with impunity 16 UN Security Council Resolutions regarding his long record of murder, invasion, aggression, and active pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. But after George W. See The UN is Beyond Reform, page 36
JANUARY 13, 2016
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The Jews of Harlem – The Rise, Decline & Revival of a Jewish Community Written by: Jeffrey S. Gurock Reviewed by: Edward Shapiro
effrey S. Gurock has had a long relationship with Harlem. His paternal grandparents, immigrants from Gomel in White Russia, arrived in America in 1905 and settled in Harlem. At that time Harlem contained the third largest Jewish community in the world, surpassed only by Warsaw and the Lower East Side of New York City, and was a stepping stone for Jews able to escape the slums. Gurock’s family moved during the early 1930s from Harlem to the Bronx, another step up the economic and social ladder, where he was born, raised, and still lives. He graduated from the City University of New York, the “Jewish Harvard,” and then went on to Columbia University for graduate work in American history. At Columbia he fell under the influence of three prominent historians: the urban historian Kenneth S. Jackson, the social historian David Rothman, and the Jewish historian Naomi W. Cohen. One can see Harlem from the campus of Columbia, and tensions between blacks and Jews were rife during the 1960s when it came time for Gurock to choose a dissertation topic. And so it is not surprising that he chose to investigate the Harlem Jewish community during its heyday. He followed the advice of Jackson to focus not on Harlem elites, but to concentrate on the interaction between ordinary blacks and Jews, to write history “from the ground up” as it was described then. The dissertation, after suitable revision, became Gurock’s fi st book: When Harlem Was Jewish, 1870-1930 (Columbia University Press, 1979). Thi was the beginning of a career that would soon catapult him into the highest ranks of American Jewish historians. Since 1979, he has written or edited seventeen additional books and authored many scholarly articles on a diverse group of topics, including Jews in sports, the theologian Mordecai Kaplan, and Yeshiva University, his home institution, where he has a chair in American Jewish history. Gurock has become the most important and prolific contemporary historian of New York’s Jews and the
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unquestioned authority on the history of American Orthodoxy. Now, after a forty-year hiatus, he has returned to his fi st interest, to see what has happened to Harlem and its Jewish residents since 1930. One of the factors prompting Gurock to take a second look at the area has been the recent economic revival of New York City in general and of Harlem in particular. During the past couple of decades the city has experienced a startling turnabout from the dark days of the 1960s and 1970s when arson and abandonment had depleted the city’s housing stock and the crack cocaine epidemic had made some of the city’s neighborhoods virtually unlivable. By the 1970s, Harlem’s population had declined by more than 30%. Since then the city has experienced a near-miraculous recovery. Its population
has increased, neighborhoods once considered slums have been gentrifie , real estate prices have skyrocketed, its cultural institutions have become even more important, tourism has increased, its streets are safer, and its universities have become more attractive to out-of-state students. This has occurred despite the collapse of manufacturing in the city, most notably the garment industry. Harlem has been a benefici ry of this renewal, and whites, including Jews, have moved back into the area, attracted by real estate prices lower than in other parts of Manhattan and by the area’s proximity via the subway system to midtown and Wall Street. Some blacks justifiably fear that the less affluent are being pushed out of Harlem, and that its future as the cultural capital of black America is endangered. Today, Gurock notes, “there are more whites than African Americans in Harlem,” and the largest group in Harlem are Latinos, primarily Puerto Ricans. (The same phenomenon of whites moving into black neighborhoods has also occurred in Brooklyn, and has resulted in the same complaints.) Much of the rise and decline of Harlem’s Jewish community covers events and personalities discussed in When Harlem Was Jewish. At the turn of the twentieth century, Jews comprised the largest ethnic group in Harlem. By the 1920s, however, there were clear signs that the future of the Jewish community was bleak. This was due to many factors, including immigration legislation of the 1920s drastically limiting Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe, the migration of blacks from the South into Harlem after World War I, a boom in residential construction throughout the city, a decline in the number of the city’s neighborhoods restricting Jewish settlement, and Jewish upward economic mobility. Not predicted was the rapidity of this hollowing out of Harlem’s Jewish population. Between 1923 and 1925 it shrunk from 160,000 to 123,000, a decline of over twenty percent. Two years later Harlem had only 88,000 Jewish residents, and in 1930 less than six thousand. By then, Gurock writes, “the era of Jewish residential life in Harlem was well-
nigh over.” Blacks occupied the apartments deserted by the Jews, and by 1930 there were 165,000 blacks living in Harlem, most of them poor. The“revival” period is covered in the concluding sixty pages of The Jews of Harlem. This is the least satisfying part of the book because the presence of Jews in Harlem during the last eighty-five years has been sporadic and sparse. Thus Gurock devotes three pages to Al Jolson, who grew up in Washington, D.C. and whose only relationship to Harlem was as an entertainer. The Great Depression is barely discussed, and there is no mention at all of World War II, despite its important social impact.
Not predicted was the rapidity of this hollowing out of Harlem’s Jewish population. Between 1923 and 1925 it shrunk from 160,000 to 123,000, a decline of over twenty percent. Gurock believes approximately seven thousand Jews now reside in Harlem, largely in the same areas where the more affluent Jews lived a century ago. In a recent interview Gurock was asked to predict the future of Jews in Harlem. While Jews have returned to Harlem, he noted, “Judaism as a religion has been slow to come back to a community that once had hundreds of synagogues and educational and cultural institutions.” The young “gentrifie s” of Harlem, by and large, exhibit little interest in Judaism. Nevertheless, there are signs of a Jewish religious and cultural revival in Harlem with the establishment of the Harlem Minyan (2012), the Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (2013), and the Harlem Jewish Community Center (2016). “It’s only the beginning,” Gurock said. “Let’s see what happens.” The move of middle-class blacks and whites, including Jews, into Harlem and the displacement of poor blacks reminds us that New York City, and Harlem in particular, “is ultimately a work in progress.” (JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL)
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JANUARY 13, 2016
Film Proves Israel is a Country that Matters; Bringing ‘Miracle on Hardwood’ to Life By Jeffrey Barken
ighs and lows make you feel that things matter,” writes Jonathan Safran Foer in his novel, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Indeed, the stakes could not have been higher when Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team faced its heavily favored rival, the Russian CSKA Moscow squad, on a neutral court in Belgium in 1977. Deadly terrorism against Israeli team members at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the devastating 1973 Yom Kippur war had cast despairing clouds over Israel during the fi st half of the decade. It was the height of the Cold War, and the Jewish state’s very survival on the world stage
remained in question. The efore, Maccabi’s upset triumph over CSKA Moscow—along the team’s road to a European basketball championship—ignited renewed faith and patriotism among Israelis, turning the tide on a turbulent period. Israeli filmma er Dani Menkin’s new documentary, “On The Map,” recounts the tremendous achievements of a team nobody thought could win, and captures the unique charisma of the players who inspired a nation. Early in the film, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren describes the hardship Israelis had endured. “It was a very difficult [time] for Israel, probably the greatest trauma suffered by the Jewish people since the Ho-
Maccabi Tel Aviv captain Tal Brody is lifted by his teammates following the Israeli basketball squad's upset victory over CSKA Moscow in 1977. Credit: On The Map.
locaust,” Oren refle ts on the nation-building setbacks Israel suffered during the early 1970s. His description of the toll the Yom Kippur War had on Israeli society is particularly telling.
declares in unforgettable blackand-white footage. “For me it was a very exciting story, because I’m a basketball fan…and I’m a fan of Israel. In many ways this is my first
conic Israel defense leader Moshe Dayan, pictured here with Maccabi Tel Aviv players, was one of the officials who worked to elevate the sport of basketball in Israeli society. Credit: On The Map.
Members of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that scored the historic upset over CSKA Moscow in 1977. Credit: On The Map.
“Two-thousand-six-hundred Israeli soldiers killed in three weeks. Everybody knew someone who had died in that war… It seemed at that point that we could not go any lower or any darker,” Oren says. “And then suddenly this,” he adds, smiling as he recalls Maccabi Tel Aviv’s triumph. The fil ’s title references the defi nt words team captain Tal Brody spoke after Maccabi defeated the Russians in the historic matchup. “We are on the map and we will stay on the map, not only in sports but in everything!” Brody jubilantly
childhood memory,” Menkin tells JNS.org. He was inspired to make the film largely out of nostalgia, but when he began researching the Maccabi team and discovered never-before-seen footage, he realized the true signific nce of the project. “Only now do I really get how big it is…In many ways this story is even more exciting to [audiences] in the United States than it is in Israel,” Menkin says, noting that many young Americans are unfamiliar with this chapter in Israel’s history. Before there was the U.S. Olympic team’s “miracle on ice”
against the Russians, as the trailer to “On the Map” states, there was “a miracle on hardwood.” Maccabi's victory against CSKA Moscow was a symbolic feat that resonated across the free world and stands as an enduring testament to the special relationship Israel shares with America. “Compared to the other teams, we didn’t have any big names,” Miki Burkovich, Maccabi’s legendary guard, refle ts in the film, illuminating the humble origins of the players and validating their underdog status. “The team consisted of five American players, who didn’t make the NBA (National Basketball Association—most of them Jewish—and three Israeli sabras,” adds Mike Karnon, a Maccabi Tel Aviv historian.
The story of how the American players adapted to life in Israel and came together as a team refle ts Israel’s immigrant heritage. Viewers will especially delight in the athletic and spiritual journey that Maccabi center Aulcie Perry underwent. Perry had made it to the fina rounds of tryouts for the New York Knicks, but was ultimately denied a spot on the roster. Aulcie was playing at Madison Square Garden when he was approached by Maccabi’s coach, Ralph Klein, who asked him to consider playing basketball in Israel. “At September, with no job… any job I would have said yes to—my first thought was that I was going to be doing a lot of See Film Proves Israel , page 36
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he January through February programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has been announced. Highlights are: • A Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative concert melding Yiddish tunes and songs from the Civil Rights era (January 15) • Steve Oney and Joe Berger discuss the role of The New York Times in fi hting anti-Semitism in the Leo Frank case (January 18) • Award-winning artist and designer James Carpenter in conversation about his permanent installation at the Museum (January 17) • Museum President & CEO Michael S. Glickman and Alice Greenwald, Director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, discuss the impact of 9/11 on the downtown community and the rebirth of Lower Manhattan (January 25) • Inaugural series of programs presented by the Museum’s Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and hosted by the Center’s director, Abraham H. Foxman (multiple dates in February) • People who were displaced children in 1945 gather for a talk about the Museum’s soonto-open exhibition, MY NAME IS… The Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf (February
happened in the years since. Free - Advance Reservation Recommended
15) The Museum's public programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra. For tickets, visit www. mjhnyc.org, call 646.437.4202, or in-person at the Museum’s box offi . The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is located at 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan.
Schedule MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT
Sunday, January 15, 2 P.M. Soul to Soul With Lisa Fishman, Cantor Magda Fishman, Elmore James and Tony Perry; with Musical Director Zalmen Mlotek This joyful and moving concert explores the parallel experience of two minority people’s paths to find America’s promise of freedom, overcoming segregation, prejudice, and economic hardship. This concert features stirring songs in Yiddish and English, culminating in a high-energy collection of songs from the Civil Rights era. $28 Preferred Seating, $20, $15 Members Co-Presented by National Yiddish Th atre Folksbiene
Tuesday, January 17, 3 P.M. Light in the Public Realm
The Lies They Tel, with author Tuvia Tenenbom. In a fearless quest that takes him to remote parts of the country, Tenenbom encounters the real America, a place you call home but don’t yet know
Artist and designer James Carpenter, creator of the installation Refle tion Passage, located on the Museum’s third fl or, discusses his use of materials and light to transform public spaces. Free – Advance Reservation Recommended
Wednesday, January 18, 7 P.M. The New York Times and the Leo Frank Case Author Steve Oney with New York Times writer Joe Berger Learn how Adolph Ochs used his newspaper, the New York Times, to take on the Leo Frank case as his own personal cru-
A World Erased - Author Noah Lederman in conversation with Professor Jessica Restaino, Montclair State University. In this poignant memoir, Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.
A hands-on challah braiding workshop will take place along with an original play inspired by the PJ Library book, Rise & Shine: A Challah Day Tale written by Karen Ostrove
with children ages 3-7, siblings welcome. $8, Free for Children and Grandchildren of Members sade against anti-Semitism. Advance Reservation RecomFree – Advance Reservation mended to Ensure a Place and Recommended Materials Take a tour of the exhibition Presented with PJ Library Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited at 6 P.M. Due to GALLERY TALK limited space, please register by Wednesday, January 25, 3 calling 646.437.4202. P.M. After 9/11 MJH KIDS THEATER Museum President & CEO Sunday, January 22, 11 A.M. Michael S. Glickman in conversation with Alice Greenwald, Breaking Bread Join us for a hands-on chal- Director of the National Seplah braiding workshop and an tember 11 Memorial Museum Two lower Manhattan museoriginal play inspired by the PJ Library book, Rise & Shine: um directors discuss the impact A Challah Day Tale written by of 9/11 on the downtown comKaren Ostrove. For families munity and the rebirth that has
Wednesday, February 1, 7 P.M. A World Erased Author Noah Lederman in conversation with Professor Jessica Restaino, Montclair State University In this poignant memoir, Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. Free - Advance Registration Recommended Sponsored by Museum of Jewish Heritage Young Friends
The Center for the Study of AntiSemitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The use of negative stereotypes about Jews spans centuries and continents. With the backdrop of the Holocaust as the most extreme example of anti-Semitism in the modern era, the Museum launches The Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, under the leadership of Abraham H. Foxman. Th ough scholarship, exhibitions, and programs, the Center will examine where the specific hatred of See Jan-Feb Schedule, page 36
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WAR ON TERROR Beyond ISIS: Europe's Salafists Nurturing Jihad By: Abigail R. Esman
efore there was the Islamic State, before YouTube videos that seduce Europe's Muslims to join in the jihad, before Twitter and Tumblr and the many tools of recruitment on the Internet, there was the local mosque. There still is. With all the emphasis now on ISIS and its various affiliates, and on the dangers they pose against the West, we have largely forgotten the forces that were radicalizing Muslim youth in Europe long before ISIS came along. Worse, we have failed to notice they still do. And yet these largely Saudi-backed, Salafist institutions – mosques and schools and Islamic community centers – arguably pose the greatest threat to Western culture, both in terms of their potential for inspiring terrorism and the sociopolitical influence they exert. Concerns about Salafis groups and their unwavering impact in Europe have reemerged of late, the result of numerous investigations into ties between European mosques and terror fin ncing organiza-
tions. Added to this is a growing unrest within the European Muslim community as it struggles with its own identity and future. In the process, counterterrorism experts and government officials have increasingly been forced to acknowledge that "bombing the hell out of ISIS," as the U.S. president-elect has sworn to do, won't be enough to solve the problem. Salafism – the orthodox, strictly sharia-based interpretation of Islam championed by the Saudis and at the heart of the Islamic State and similar extremist groups – is thriving in the West. And as many experts agree, Salafist ideology is where violent jihadism finds its home. Now Europe is starting to crack down. For years, governments largely shook their heads in passive, ineffectual dismay over the Salafist mosques in their communities. But the recent rash of terror attacks and concern about increased radicalization among European Muslim youth have spurred officials into action. In November, Germany outlawed the Salafist group "True Religion," which distributes German translations of the Quran, calling it a "col-
lecting pool" for jihadists. According to the New York Times, more than 140 "True Religion" members have joined ISIS in Syria or Iraq.
have actively supported Salafis mosques, schools, and associations, the report revealed, building "missionary movements" funded in part by the Saudi
Concerns about Salafist groups and their unwavering impact in Europe have reemerged of late, the result of numerous investigations into ties between European mosques and terror financing organizations
An estimated 820 Germans are believed to have joined the terror group, about a third of whom have since returned. In the weeks following the ban, German media exposed further evidence of Salafis activity, thanks to a leaked intelligence report. Gulf states
Muslim World League, Sheikh Eid bin Mohammed al-Th ni Charitable Association, and the Kuwaiti Revival of Islamic Heritage Society, which the U.S. accuses of having ties to al-Qaida. Yet the Saudi ambassador to Germany denies his government funds imams or maintains
ties to Salafism in Germany, reports the Independent. Further, he insists that his government "does not build mosques." Cross the border into Belgium, however, and such claims quickly crumble. Rather, the country's largest mosque, located in the midst of Brussels' EU Quarter, is widely known as a "hotbed for Salafist radicalization," according to Die Welt. And it has been fin nced for nearly 50 years by the Saudis, who also train its imams. The Saudi connection was part of an oil fin ncing deal made between the Gulf state and then-king Baudouin of Belgium in 1967. In exchange for favorable oil prices, Saudi Arabia received a 99-year lease on the property and the right to train imams. Indeed, according to the Washington Post, "Saudi Arabia ... invested in training the imams who would preach to a growing Muslim diaspora in European countries, including in Belgium." Essentially, as Die Welt reports, Belgium "gave the House of Saud carte blanche to spread the message of Salafism. The Islamic Cultural Center at the Great Mosque of Brussels
Salafism – the o thodox, strictly sharia-based interpretation of Islam championed by the Saudis and at the heart of the Islamic State and similar extremist groups – is thriving in the West. continues the tradition, parlaying its message into the classes it offers to about 700 children, and into its training of a new generation of imams. This kind of deep integration of conservative, Salafis Islam into the communities of Western Europe is, however, not unique to Belgium. In the Netherlands, official abandoned an effort earlier this year to outlaw Salafism. It would "intervene in people's personal religious beliefs," thereby violating Holland's constitution, Social Aff irs Minister Lodewijk Asscher said at the time. Yet at a Salafist Koran school in Utrecht, students are taught to reject Western norms in favor of their orthodox Muslim ideals, according to four former stuSee Beyond ISIS: Europe's , page 38
New Middle East Forum Manual Spotlights Islamist Apologists By: IPT News
merican Islamists often depend on prominent non-Muslims to disseminate their propaganda. In a new report, the Middle East Forum's (MEF) Islamist Watch profiles 15 prominent examples of people who help promote pro-Islamist views. Tho e included continue to propagate the notion that Islamism – a radical political ideology devoted to spreading Islam worldwide – does not play any role in violence perpetrated by Muslim terrorists. Examples of "useful infidels," as MEF calls them, include President Obama's CIA director John Brennan, academic John Esposito, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Secretary of State John Kerry. The MEF report seems to be a direct response to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)'s absurd attempt to denigrate
Many of the non-Muslim figures lis ed in MEF's report cooperate with prominent Islamist groups including the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations (CAIR), which has roots in a U.Sbased Hamas-support network created by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
people who focus on Islamist violence and Islamist political activity as bigots. That report was called, "A Journalist's Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists."
An example of Nawaz's alleged anti-Muslim extremism? He republished a cartoon of Islam's prophet Muhammad and said he was not offended by such images.
CIA Director John Brennan is criticized for helping facilitate the removal of any references to Islamism in FBI training materials. To accomplish the purge, Brennan actively collaborated with known U.S. Muslim Brotherhood fronts including ISNA and MPAC, among others. Many of Brennan's related speeches often sought to divorce Islam from terrorism.
MEF dubbed its response, "A Journalist's Manual: Field Guide to Useful Infidels. The SPLC report included MEF founder Daniel Pipes and Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson. It also included Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz – a former member of the radical Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir – and former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an advocate for women's rights and against female genital mutilation.
Many of the people profiled in the MEF report try to deny any connection between Islamist terrorist groups and the faith in whose name they fi ht. This requires overlooking the Quranic justific tion and Islamic imagery that terrorists offer for their violence. Many of the non-Muslim fig ures listed in MEF's report cooperate with prominent Islamist groups including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has roots in a
U.S-based Hamas-support network created by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Journalists should understand that relying on Islamists like those in CAIR risks "as-
out "moderate Muslims and reformers [who] are counting on the media to not blindly accept the Islamist narrative but to question Islamists' self-appointed role as the voice of
Secretary of State John Kerry tries to disassociate any role for radical ideology in fueling Islamist violence. At a press conference earlier this year, Kerry said: "Daesh [ISIS] is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves... And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes."
sisting with the 'normalizing' or 'mainstreaming' of Islamist supremacist ideology, a belief system just as dangerous and opposed to American ideals as white nationalism," the MEF report said. It also cautions against getting too caught up in impressive-looking resumes, noting that "academia includes some of the most egregious useful infidels. It encourages people to seek
an imaginary unified Muslim community." For example, Georgetown University's John Esposito has advocated for Islamism as "the best pathway for the Muslim world to enter modernity," the report said, also noting his support for the Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian. CIA Director John Brennan is criticized for helping facilitate
Georgetown University's John Esposito has advocated for Islamism as "the best pathway for the Muslim world to enter modernity," the report said the removal of any references to Islamism in FBI training materials. To accomplish the purge, Brennan actively collaborated with known U.S. Muslim Brotherhood fronts including ISNA and MPAC, among others. Many of Brennan's related speeches often sought to divorce Islam from terrorism. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2009, Brennan rejected the term "jihadists:" Jihad is "a legitimate term ... meaning to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal..." While the term 'jihad' may have multiple meanings, terrorists call themselves jihadists while waging violent campaigns in an effort to establish Islamist rule worldwide. Pretending that Islam has nothing to do with jihadist violence promotes a culture of political correctness that inhibits law enforcement from tackling the threat from radical Islamism. Secretary of State John Kerry also plays into this narrative, trying to disassociate any role for radical ideology in fueling IslaSee New Middle East Forum , page 37
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These glasses were authenticated as those of the Chazon Ish, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz
Sold at auction, Chazon Ish’s glasses will be on rotating display at 3 Jewish owned optical
(VIN) Residents of Jerusalem, Borough Park and Lakewood will soon have an opportunity to see a pair of eyeglasses worn by the Chazon Ish, as a trio of businessmen in each of those cities joined forces to purchase the historic spectacles at a public auction held in Jerusalem on Thursday. The glasses, which were authenticated as those of the Chazon Ish, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz, were part of a lot of rare and unique items that were auctioned off on January 5th by the Jerusalem of Gold auction house. The Chazon Ish, who died in 1953 in Bnei Brak, was well known worldwide as a leading halachic authority in his lifetime. The author of forty seforim, the Chazon Ish was also extremely well versed in astronomy, anatomy, botany and mathematics. Yanky Fuchs, owner of Greater Optics on 14th Avenue in Borough Park, found himself intrigued by the glasses when he heard news of the auction in December. Joining forces with Yoel Lefkowitz, owner of Vista Optical on Rechov Eli Hacohen in Jerusalem, the two made plans to purchase the glasses together and agreed to take turns displaying the historic find in their stores. Bidding for the glasses began at $2,000 and while the auction house estimated that the selling price would be in the $5,000 to $8,000 range, it was clear from the start that the winning bid was going to be signific ntly higher. As the auction progressed, Lefkowitz realized that they were going to be outbid and he called Fuchs during a short break just prior to the end of the auction. Deciding that they needed to submit a higher bid to win the auction, the pair brought in a third partner. “I called Binyomin Blumenkranz of Gefen Optical in Lakewood,” said Fuchs. “People in Lakewood are also big Chazon Ish fans.”
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Together the three men were robbery in New York, thanks in able to submit a winning bid of part to the trail of cash the suspect $17,000 for the spectacles. left behind. Federal prosecutors say Joseph Trump names Jewish Peeples III has been charged with son-in-law Jared Kushner robbing a Chase Bank branch in as senior adviser Rochester on Jan. 5. Official say he walked out with (JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his Jew- nearly $110,000. Th y say Peeples ish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as then took a cab to a bus station, leaving nearly $10,000 in a jacksenior adviser to the president. The 35-year-old Kushner, who et he left in the taxi and dumping is an Orthodox Jew married to $43,000 in the garbage in the bus Trump's daughter Ivanka, who station restroom where he changed converted to Judaism, played a clothes. Peeples bought a bus ticket to key role in the 2016 presidential campaign. His new position is ex- New York City but got off in Bingpected to test the limits of federal hamton, where he was arrested at a hotel. Official say they found anti-nepotism rules. “Jared has been a tremendous $50,000 in his hotel room. It couldn’t be determined if he asset and trusted adviser throughout the campaign and transition, has a lawyer. and I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my adminisNATIONAL tration,” Trump said in a statement. “He has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics. He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people fi st,” added Trump. Kushner intends to resign from the management positions he cur- Alon Day (pictured), the first rently holds, including as CEO of Israeli to compete for America’s Kushner Companies, publisher of NASCAR racing circuit, was New York’s Observer newspaper recognized by Israel’s Ministry of and positions with other orga- Culture and Sports as the Jewish nizations, and will divest from a state’s Athlete of the Year for "signific nt number" of his assets 2016. to comply with government ethics NASCAR’s Alon Day rules, his attorney Jamie Gorelick told CNN. Additionally, Kushner honored as Israel’s Athlete of the Year for 2016 will not take a salary in his new White House position. (JNS.org) Alon Day, the fi st Kushner fi st played a role in his Israeli to compete for America’s father-in-law's presidential cam- NASCAR racing circuit, was recpaign when he advised him on U.S. ognized by Israel’s Ministry of Culpolicy toward Israel and helped ture and Sports as the Jewish state’s write the speech Trump delivered Athlete of the Year for 2016. to the March 2016 policy confer“It’s a big achievement for me ence of the American Israel Public and for the Israeli motorsport Aff irs Committee lobby. movement to win this prize for the fi st time ever,” Day said, Motorsport.com reported. “It shows that people are watching me, watching NASCAR, and becoming more and more interested in motorsports.” Day, the only native Israeli who races in NASCAR, competed fulltime in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and also made a pair of Authorities say a man who starts in the NASCAR Xfin ty Seallegedly robbed a Chase Bank ries and NASCAR Camping World branch in Rochester on Jan. 5 Trust Series last year. was arrested in Binghamton. “It’s a big honor to be the first Is(Photo: Provided photo) raeli in American NASCAR,” Day Cash trail leads to told JNS.org last August, shortly afarrest in $110,000 New ter his fi st NASCAR race. “I raced York bank robbery in European NASCAR for two (VIN) Authorities say they’ve years, but being here for the main made an arrest in a six-figure bank events, it’s big. I’m fortunate to be
16 Jewish community centers in US, several UK Jewish schools receive bomb threats
(JNS.org) Sixteen Jewish community centers (JCCs) in the U.S. and several Jewish schools in London received bomb threats Monday, according to the JCC Association of North America and media reports. The American JCCs receiving the threats were in California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee. The community centers received phone calls from what authorities believe is the same source, with a prerecorded message warning of a bomb planted on premises. In London, Jewish schools in the Roehampton, Ilford and Brent neighborhoods were aff cted, TheJewish Chronicle reported. The JCCs and schools were evacuated following the threats, allowing police to search the facilities for explosives. No bombs were found. David Posner, director of strategic performance at JCC Association of North America, said the umbrella organization “thanks federal and local law enforcement for their quick and thorough response.”
other sanctions measures against Israel or Israeli companies. And in essence declarers Judaism's holiest site as occupied territory.”
Candidate forum for DNC chair to be held at venue owned by anti-Israel activist
(JNS.org) Candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will participate in a forum hosted later this month at a restaurant owned by an anti-Israel activist, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The candidate forum, hosted by the advocacy group Democracy in Color, will be held at the Washington, D.C.-based Busboys and Poets, a restaurant owned by Iraqi-born Andy Shallal. The Free Beacon cited a past report quoting Shallal as saying in 2007, “Israel continues to violate international law…while the U.S. and its allies sit on the side, getting its marching orders from Tel Aviv. Folks, this is not an accident—this is a plan to create a new American-Israeli century, and those who dare to speak out will be squashed.” Further, the Free Beacon quoted a report from 2013 that said Busboys and Poets has sold t-shirts stating “Occupation Isn’t Pretty,” referring to Israeli control in the disputed territories. US House votes to The frontrunner for DNC condemn UN measure chair is U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison against Israeli settlements, (D-Minn.), a vocal congressional Obama admin role supporter of the Palestinian cause (JNS.org) The U.S. House of who has organized letters urging Representatives overwhelmingly more U.S. pressure on Israel and passed a resolution Thursday that voted against funding Israel's Iron rebukes the recent vote in the Unit- Dome missile system. ed Nations Security Council that condemned Israeli settlements. INTERNATIONAL House Resolution 11, which Israel and China sign passed 342-80, condemned the bilateral construction U.N. resolution as a “one-sided” labor deal effort that is an obstacle to peace, while also criticizing President (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. Barack Obama’s administration org) Israel's construction sector, for refusing to veto the resolution which has long suffered from a lack and abandoning the longstand- of suffici t manpower, received ing U.S. policy of defending Israel a boost after an Israeli delegation against one-sided U.N. measures. signed a bilateral agreement with The House resolution called for the the Chinese government to bring U.N. resolution to be repealed, and more than 6,000 Chinese laborers suggested steps for the incoming to Israel in the next half year. administration of President-elect The agreement, which followed Donald Trump to limit the effects protracted negotiations, is slated to of the U.N. vote. be made officia in late February, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the Israeli news website Walla rewho introduced the resolution ported. along with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel Israel's Finance Ministry has (D-N.Y.), said the House resolution long been promising to open Israseeks to “reject the U.N. resolution el's doors to some 20,000 Chinese that calls for a Palestinian state but laborers, but the government's efnot a Jewish state. A resolution that forts have until now been unsucopens the door for those who want cessful. to impose boycott, divestment or "After efforts that lasted for
JANUARY 13, 2016 more than a year and a half, I'm happy our representatives signed a deal to bring thousands of Chinese workers [to Israel], who will provide an energy boost to resolving the housing crisis. This achievement is an excellent beginning to 2017," Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said.
A vehicle transports the Russian Iskander ballistic missile system. Israel’s Eros B satellite has uncovered two Russian groundto-ground Iskander missile launchers in Syria’s Latakia air base, which is also used by the Russian Air Force. Credit: Vitaliy Ragulin via Wikimedia Commons.
Israeli satellite uncovers launchers for Russian nuclear-capable missiles in Syria
(JNS.org) Israel’s Eros B satellite has uncovered two Russian ground-to-ground SS-26 Iskander missile launchers in Syria’s Latakia air base, which is also used by the Russian Air Force. Israel-based ImageSat International, which operates the satellite, said that the launchers were hidden under camoufla e nets, but recent heavy rains in the region forced the Russians to move the launchers out from underneath the nets and therefore exposed them to the satellite, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. Additionally, two other vehicles that are part of the Iskander system were spotted in the area. “This revelation approves several unconfi med reports of the Iskander presence in Syria and uncovers the system’s deployment site,” ImageSat said. The Iskander missiles are capable of carrying a nuclear payload with a range of 249-311 miles. According to the report, both Syria and Iran have asked the Russians to sell them the missile system, but Russia has so far refused their requests at Israel’s insistence. Israel is also concerned that the missiles could be stolen from Russia and given to the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.
UN approves funding of ‘blacklist’ plan for Israeli companies
(JNS.org) Following the controversial vote by the United Nations Security Council that called for Israel to halt settlement construc-
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JANUARY 13, 2016 tion, the U.N. General Assembly approved a budget of $138,700 to fund the compilation of a fi st-ever blacklist of private Israeli companies doing business in the disputed territories. The funding, which was mandated by the U.N. Human Rights Council last March, reportedly would be used to “investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory” and would “produce a database of all business enterprises” that work in those territories, including eastern Jerusalem. “The types of data they are talking about acquiring would be to form the basis for future sanctions against companies that did business on the West Bank,” former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton told Fox News. The General Assembly measure passed despite opposition from the U.S., which had abstained from December’s Security Council vote against Israeli settlements, allowing the resolution to pass. The U.S. said it would “strongly oppose” any additional measures by the U.N. on the blacklist issue.
Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and his body will not be returned to his family for burial. Al-Qanbar—a 28-year-old father of four—had a criminal record, but had no known ties to any terrorist group, although he recently posted several pro-Islamic State comments on his Facebook page. Al-Qanbar’s cousin told Israel Hayom that the terrorist had been "very upset" by recent reports that the U.S. was considering relocating its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying the move would "spark a war." After the deadly attack, Israeli police and the Shin Bet security agency raided al-Qanbar’s home in Jabel Mukaber and detained his wife, parents and two siblings for questioning.
Family and friends mourn Shir Hajaj, one of the four Israeli soldiers killed in Sunday’s truckramming terror attack, during her funeral at the Mount Herzl in Jerusalem Monday. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Victims of Jerusalem truck-ramming terror attack laid to rest
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) visits the scene of Sunday’s truck-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem. Credit: Shlomi Cohen/Flash90.
Israeli security cabinet orders IDF to raze home of Jerusalem terrorist
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. org) Israel’s diplomatic-security cabinet approved several security measures in the wake of the Jerusalem truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers and wounded at least 16 Sunday. Israeli government ministers voted unanimously to order the Israel Defense Forces to raze terrorist Fadi al-Qanbar’s home in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. Members of the terrorist’s family will not be able to meet with relatives who live in the
(JNS.org) The four Israeli soldiers killed in Sunday’s truck-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem were laid to rest Monday in separate ceremonies across Israel. The victims were Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, from the central Israeli city of Givatayim; cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, from the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim and Shira Tzur, 20, from Haifa; and Sec.-Lt. Erez Orbach, 20, from Alon Shvut, southwest of Jerusalem. Orbach, who was a dual Israeli-American citizen, was laid to rest at a cemetery in Kfar Etzion. Tzur was born to American parents. “[Tzur] was a remarkable girl, invested, a guide in the [Israeli] scouts. Everyone regarded her as an exemplary graduate—an outstanding girl, a social leader and also emotionally sensitive to justice and injustices,” said Mandi Ravinovich, the director of the school system that Tzur attended, the Jerusalem Post reported. The funeral for Hajaj took place
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at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cem- Palestinian stabbing attack in Jeruetery, while people gathered to salem’s Old City Oct. 3, 2015. mourn Yael Yekutial in Tel Aviv’s OneFamily “empowers victims Kiryat Shaul cemetery. of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through Israel cuts $6 million in emotional, legal and fin ncial assisfunding to UN in protest tance programs,” according to the of anti-settlement vote organization’s website. During the ceremony in Jerusa(JNS.org) Israel announced Friday that in an “act of protest,” it will lem, the soccer team symbolically suspend about $6 million in fund- “adopted” Natan. Besides his faing to the United Nations in protest ther’s death and his own injuries, of the recent U.N. Security Council his mother Adele was seriously vote that condemned Israeli settle- wounded in last year’s terror attack. Adele attended Thursday’s ceremoments. The Israeli government ex- ny. plained that the decrease in the country’s $40 million in total Jordan, Palestinians warn against US embassy funding for the U.N. symbolically relocation to Jerusalem represents a cut to the portion of the U.N. budget that is allocated (JNS.org) A top Jordanian govto anti-Israel bodies, including Th ernment minister warned ThursCommittee on the Exercise of the day of “catastrophic” consequences Inalienable Rights of the Palestin- if President-elect Donald Trump ian People; The Division for Pal- relocates the U.S. Embassy in Israel estinian Rights; The Work of the from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Special Committee to Investigate Moving the embassy “will have Israeli Practices; and the Special catastrophic implications on severInformation Programme on the al levels, including the regional sitQuestion of Palestine of the U.N. uation,” Minister of State for Media Department of Public Information. Aff irs Mohammad Al Momani “It is unreasonable for Israel to told the Associated Press. fund bodies that operate against us “It will defin tely affect the bilatat the U.N.,” Israeli Ambassador to eral relationship between countries the U.N. Danny Danon said. in the region, including Jordan, and the parties that will be related to such a decision,” he said. The incoming Trump administration has said that moving the U.S. embassy “is a very big priority.” The 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act passed by Congress provides for the relocation of the embassy. But the law has never been implemented because every president who has Three-year-old Natan Bennett, served since its passage has continwho survived a Palestinian terror uously signed six-month waivers attack in October 2015, with a postponing the move. signed soccer ball at last Palestinian Authority President Thursday's ceremony in Jerusalem that marked his "adoption" by the Mahmoud Abbas also warned Trump not to relocate the embassy. OneFamily soccer team. Credit: “We call on you not to impleSarah Levin, OneFamily. ment your statement…because we Soccer team comprised consider it as an aggressive stateof terror attack survivors ment, when you say you want to ‘adopts’ 3-yearmove the embassy to Jerusalem,” old Israeli boy said Abbas. (JNS.org) A 3-year-old Israeli boy whose leg was severely wound- Palestinian media depicts Israeli soldier killing ed in a Palestinian terrorist attack Santa Claus in cartoon in 2015 joined a soccer team comprised of fellow survivors of terror (JNS.org) In a bloody twist on attacks. the Christmas spirit, the PalestinThe boy, Natan Bennett, joined ian Authority’s (PA) officia daily the OneFamily organization’s soc- newspaper used Santa Claus to cer team—made up of relatives of promote a libel claiming that Israel terror victims as well as survivors carries out “executions” of innocent of attacks—in a ceremony Thurs- Palestinians. day in Jerusalem. Natan’s father, In a cartoon featured in the PA Aharon Bennett, was killed in a newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
Dec. 26, an Israeli soldier is shown standing above a bleeding Santa Claus who had apparently just been shot at a security checkpoint with a mosque and a church in the background, with the soldier saying, “He tried to carry out a stabbing operation.” According to Palestinian Media Watch, the cartoon is part of a larger libel against Israel stemming from the wave of stabbing terror attacks during the last few years. “After many Palestinian terrorists were killed while carrying out stabbing attacks during the terror wave in 2015-2016, the PA started to claim that Israel planted the knives next to the 'innocent' Palestinian 'victims,'" Palestinian Media Watch noted, adding, “PA and Fatah leaders have reiterated this libel numerous times, even about terror attacks that were documented by security cameras.”
Israeli legal rights group files lawsuit against Twitter over role in Islamic State attacks
(JNS.org) The Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, a Tel Aviv-based legal rights organization, filed a lawsuit against Twitter over the social media giant’s alleged role in aiding and abetting the Islamic State terror group in attacks in Paris (November 2015) and Brussels (March 2016). Shurat HaDin fi ed the lawsuit on behalf of the families of victims of the aforementioned attacks. “Th s is the first lawsuit to document Twitter’s key role in the rise of ISIS to become the most feared terrorist organization in the world, and to detail how ISIS used Twitter specifical y in connection with two of the worst terror attacks in Europe’s recent history,” Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin, said in a statement. “Among social media platforms, Twitter has most brazenly refused to cut off its services to terrorists, taking the position that ‘the tweets must fl w’ even if it means assisting in mass murders,” she said. The victims described in the lawsuit include Alexander Pinczowski, 29, and his sister Sascha Pinczowski, 26, who were killed by an Islamic State suicide bomber at the Brussels Airport in March 2016, as well as Nohemi Gonzalez, 26, who was killed by Islamic State as part of the coordinated Paris terror attacks in November 2015 that killed 130 people. The victims’ families
PAGE 25 claim Islamic State uses Twitter “as a weapon of terror, including through bots, special apps and ‘hashtag highjacking’ to infl te its image, recruit members and grow into the most-feared terrorist organization in the world.”
Israeli soldier Sgt. Elor Azaria, who shot dead an immobilized Palestinian terrorist in Hebron last March, is surrounded by family and friends as he awaits to hear his verdict in a courtroom at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv Jan. 4. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for him to be pardoned. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Netanyahu supports pardon of IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter
(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu added his voice to the chorus of Israeli politicians calling for Elor Azaria—the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier convicted of manslaughter Jan. 4 for shooting a subdued Palestinian terrorist—to be pardoned. "This is a hard and painful day for all of us, fi st and foremost for Elor and his family, the soldiers of the IDF, many citizens and the parents of soldiers, myself included," Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. "I call on all Israeli citizens to act responsibly toward the IDF, its commanders and the IDF chief of staff. The soldiers of the IDF are the sons and daughters of all of us. I support pardoning Elor Azaria." An Israeli military court convicted Azaria, 19, for shooting to death a subdued Palestinian terrorist who had just stabbed two soldiers minutes earlier during an attack last March in Hebron. Th incident and subsequent trial was one of the most polarizing aff irs in recent years in Israel. Several other leading Israeli politicians—including Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home), Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud)— called for Azaria to be pardoned.
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Flavorful Recipes for Your Shabbat Table Edited by: JV Staff
• 1 medium-sized eggplant • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. lemon juice Mediterranean • 1–2 small garlic cloves (or ¼ Eggplant Dip tsp. garlic powder) (Babaganoush) • ¾ tsp. kosher salt Directions: By: Miriam Szokovski 1. Prick eggplant with a fork Babaganoush is a Mediterranean eggplant dip, commonly on all sides. Bake at 400° F for served at Shabbat meals with 2 hours. Eggplant should look salads and Middle Eastern dips shriveled when ready. like hummus, tahini and matbucha. It’s not difficult to make, and you can tweak it to your family’s preferences. I find that one eggplant yields approximately one cup of babaganoush, so if you’re feeding a crowd, you might want to double the recipe. Prick the eggplant on all sides and bake at 400° F for about 2 hours. The eggplant should look shriveled when ready. Mediterranean eggplant dip Slit the eggplant open length2. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides (everything except the actu- wise and scoop out the insides. 3. Put eggplant and garlic in al peel). Put the eggplant and garlic cloves into the bowl of a a food processor and pulse until food processor and pulse un- puréed. 4. Let the mixture cool to til puréed. You can use garlic powder instead, if you prefer, in room temperature. Then mix in which case add the powder later, the mayonnaise, salt and lemon juice. with the other ingredients. 5. Refrigerate until serving. Wait for the eggplant to reach Yields: 1 cup room temperature, and then (Chabad.org) add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Some people use Fresh and Healthy Winter Salad tahini instead of mayonnaise. You can eat it as a dip with By: Miriam Szokovski challah, or a spread on toast. It A great idea for a pick-me-up also makes a great dip for veggie energizing winter salad. If you sticks. I like it with cucumbers. can’t get all the ingredients, feel Ingredients: free to substitute. It’s a very for-
giving salad, and the dressing is the hero—it’s thick and creamy without any mayonnaise. So, where does it get its thickness? From an onion. Th t’s right—an onion. A small raw onion is blended with the other dressing ingredients, and the end product has a beautiful color, smell and texture. If you’re anything like me, you’ll go from
• ½ tsp. salt Directions: 1. Mix salad ingredients together. 2. Using a blender, food processor, or even a good immersion blender, blend dressing ingredients. 3. Dress immediately before serving. Note: This dressing is very
Fresh and Healthy Winter Salad
Balsamic Roaster Chicken Breasts
thinking, “Wow, that’s weird,” to “Oh, how interesting,” to “Oh my, that’s fantastically awesome” in the span of about 60 seconds, or however long it takes to blend your ingredients. Salad Ingredients: • 2 bags spring mix salad • 1 orange pepper, diced • 10 mushrooms, sliced • 1 Asian pear, diced • ½ cup pomegranate seeds • ½ cup candied pecans, chopped Dressing Ingredients: • 1 small raw onion • ⅓ cup vinegar • ¼ cup sugar or honey • ¾ cup olive oil • 2 tbsp. mustard
MLB Star Nelson Figueroa to Host Benefit for Chai Lifeline By: Daniel Perez
rofessional sports and Orthodox charities: Two worlds that one wouldn't expect to intersect. But as it turns out, former Mets pitcher and current on-air analyst Nelson Figueroa is a major (league) supporter of Chai Lifeline and the amazing work that they do. For those unfamiliar with them, Chai Lifeline provides a range of support services for kids fi hting cancer and other serious conditions. The organization is perhaps best known for operating Camp Simcha, a summer program tailored to the needs of those children. Figueroa became involved with the organization through his friendship with Peri Finkelstein, a teen girl from West Hempstead born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. He had met Peri and her family during a game at Citi Field back in 2009, Figueroa explains. “She had made me a bracelet for good luck, and I wore it proudly. She was just such an awesome spirit.” When he learned that Peri was pushing the boundaries of her own physical limitations by walking at the Miami Marathon, Figueroa was inspired to join Team Peri. This month, Peri plans to set a new personal record by walking a full mile to the finish line at the
Former New York Mets player Nelson Figueroa in seen here on the Sports Channel
For Mets player Nelson Figueroa during his days with the team at Shea Stadium
marathon (no small achievement for a young woman whose parents were told by doctors— when Peri was an infant—that she would never walk at all). For his part, Figueroa signed up to complete a half-marathon, fin ishing “one mile strong” alongside Peri. It would seem that Peri's sports hero has in turn become one of her biggest fans! To celebrate Peri's achievement and raise money for the life-affirming work of Chai Lifeline, Mr. Figueroa—in collaboration with Michael Gruen, vice president of 3PT. Sports Management—is hosting a charity bowling event in Manhattan on Monday, January 16. Tickets are available for purchase on EventBrite.com. In addition, they've put together a one-of-akind auction, where supporters can bid on a unique range of ex-
periences, including the opportunity to attend sporting events alongside celebrities, dine with CEOs of major corporations, and over a hundred other oncein-a-lifetime encounters. Readers can learn more at CharityBuzz.com/support/ChaiLifeline. What: Nelson Figueroa Charity Bowl benefiting Chai Lifeline Where: Lucky Strike, Lucky Strike Manhattan 624-660 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 When: Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM For Tickets: Go to EventBrite. com and enter “Nelson” into the search bar. Or follow the link on Nelson Figueroa's Twitter feed, @ FigSNY Bonus: The Chai Lifeline Experience Auction is open at CharityBuzz.com/support/ChaiLifeline.
potent. I recommend starting with just a little, and adding more to taste. Refrigerate the rest of the dressing—it lasts for more than a week in my experience, and can be used on other salad combinations as well.
Balsamic Roasted Chicken Breasts
By: Levana Kirschenbaum You will never say your chicken breasts come out dry ever again. The marinating step is important here, so please do not skip it, the reward is a fabulous dish. Smile: This is one of only a handful of recipes in my book that do need an extra step, so:
7. Serve hot with all the cookNot too bad! ing juices. Room temperature Ingredients: • 1 bunch basil, leaves only will be OK too. (Chabad.org) (about 1 cup packed) Cinnamon • 1/2 cup olive oil Ice Cream • 6 large cloves garlic • Coarsely ground pepper to By: Alex Idov taste Ingredients • 1 cup dry white wine • 1 cup white sugar • 5 whole medium boneless • ¾ cup non-dairy creamer chicken breasts, skin on if you • ¾ cup water • 1 cup non-dairy whipping cream • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon • 2 eggs, beaten Directions 1. In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, non-dairy creamer, and water over medium-low heat. When the mixture begins to simmer, add eggs and continue to whish. (Whisk the mixture quickly and constantly so the Cinnamon Ice Cream eggs do not scramble). 2. In a mixing bowl, whip can fin cream until stiff. Add whipped • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar cream to saucepan and continue Instructions: 1. In a food processor, form whisking (the cream will melt, a paste with the basil, oil, garlic, but should still retain some fi mness-it works best this way, pepper and wine. 2. Transfer to a mixing bowl, don’t ask me why). 3. Add vanilla and cinnamon combine well with the chicken, and whisk a final tim . Freeze. and marinate overnight. 4. After mixture is frozen, 3. Preheat oven to 450 place in mixer and whip or degrees. 4. Arrange the chicken in one beat the mixture to churn the layer, marinade and all. Bake 15 ice cream. Re-freeze the ice cream and repeat the prominutes. 5. Add the vinegar and bake cess one more time. If using an ice-cream maker, prepare 10 more minutes. 6. Let them rest just a few according to manufacturer minutes, then slice each breast instructions. Serve with Rustic Apple Pie across, you will get 3-4 thick slices per breast. (CHABAD.ORG)
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Five Potential Major Developments in US-Israel Relations in 2017 By: Jacob Kamaras
Israel has been pressing nations for decades to move their embassies to Jerusalem. In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, calling for the U.S. embassy to be officia y moved by 1999. But the measure included a provision in which the president could postpone the move every six months by executive order “to protect the national security interests of the United States.” Since the act’s passage, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have each continuously exercised this provision.
deal, which was approved by the largest oil fi ms, Tillerson spent Obama administration and five many years cultivating relationother Western governments in ships with top oil-producing he onset of 2017 comes Sunni Arab Gulf states such as July 2015. several weeks before As a presidential candidate, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Qatar. President-elect DonTrump made a variety of com- Yet on Israel, which until recent ald Trump takes offi , ments regarding his opposition years had not been a major playushering in a new era in the to the deal, ranging from calls er in the global energy market, U.S.-Israel relationship. The new for stronger nuclear inspections Tillerson’s stances are relatively year and new administration to entirely nixing the Obama unknown. bring intrigue and unanswered Jewish organizations had administration’s signing of the questions on a number of major pact. Trump “has cultivated a mixed reactions to the Tillerson storylines that could shape the fair amount of ambiguity” on appointment. The American complexion of American-Israeli how he would approach the Jewish Committee noted that ties both this year and for years nuclear deal, ambiguity that is it is “unfamiliar with his larger to come. JNS.org presents five “best exemplified by Trump's geopolitical view of the world potential major developments claims of both renegotiating and and America’s place in it.” But President-elect Donald Trump (pictured here speaking at the to watch for this year. tearing up” the agreement, said Zionist Organization of Amer- March 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference) has vowed to move Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior ica President Morton A. Klein the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Will his Iran analyst at the Foundation gave the incoming administra- administration follow through on that pledge in 2017? Credit: for Defense of Democracies tion the benefit of the doubt, AIPAC. think tank. the Trump administration, at Shortly after Trump’s victory, least in its fi st months, than the Iranian President Hassan RouGolan,” said Bard. hani made it clear that Trump would not be able to unilaterObama unhinged? ally destroy the deal, telling his cabinet, “Iran's understanding Obama’s Israel policy has in the nuclear deal was that the been a hot-button issue in the accord was not concluded with Jewish community during the one country or government but past eight years, which saw was approved by a resolution higher-than-usual tension beof the U.N. Security Council, tween the Israeli and American and there is no possibility that governing administrations. Will it can be changed by a single the post-Obama era reveal any Israel set up its capital in Jerusalem in 1948, but many nations, government.” new insight into how the presincluding the U.S., have established their embassies in Tel Aviv One of Trump’s Mideast adident feels about Israel, deep as part of a refusal to recognize Israel’s annexation of eastern visers, Walid Phares, told BBC down in his heart? sections of Jerusalem and the unification of the city following Radio that rather than “ripping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Israeli The disagreements between the Jewish state’s victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. up” the deal, the president-elect soldiers in the northern Golan Heights region during a security Obama and Israel ranged from Will the U.S. Embassy If Trump wishes to move “will take the agreement, review and defense tour April 11, 2016. Will the U.S. recognize Israeli the president’s May 2011 comin Israel move the embassy, all he would need it, send it to Congress, demand sovereignty over the Golan Heights in 2017? Credit: Kobi ments that Israel’s pre-1967 to Jerusalem? to do is not sign the upcoming from the Iranians to restore a Gideon/GPO. borders should be the starting point for an Israeli-Palestinian Trump and his ambassa- waiver, according to U.S. law. Yet Bloomberg News last month peace deal, to disputes over Isdor-designate to Israel, David Palestinian leaders have sharply that he is urging Israeli Prime raeli settlement construction, Friedman, have pledged to panned the potential move. As Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Obama’s support for the move America’s Israeli embassy such, Trump and Friedman’s to seek U.S. recognition of Isra- Iran nuclear agreement, to Nefrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Will resolve to move the embassy in the face of Palestinian threats el’s control of the Golan Heights tanyahu’s March 2015 address they follow through? to Congress without prior conregion after Trump takes offi Typically, any country’s for- may represent a litmus test for sultation of the White House, this month. eign embassies are located in an incoming administration “If it weren’t for Israel’s pres- to arguably the climax of the capital cities. Israel set up its that has been openly challengence, the Syria war would be tension last month—the Obama capital in Jerusalem in 1948, ing the current nature of U.S. spilling over to Jordan. So Isra- administration’s refusal to veto but many nations, including diplomacy toward Israel. el’s presence in the Golan is in- a U.N. Security Council meathe U.S., have established their dispensable for Mideast stabili- sure against Israeli settlements, embassies in Tel Aviv as part How will Trump breaking with the longstandty,” said Oren. of a refusal to recognize Israel’s handle the Iran Israel gained control of the ing U.S. policy of defending annexation of eastern sections nuclear deal? strategically important Golan Israel against one-sided U.N. of Jerusalem and the unific tion Trump’s election victory last from Syria as a result of the measures. of the city following the Jewish November immediately raised At the same time, those seek1967 war, when Syria invaded state’s victory in the 1967 Six- questions about the future of the As CEO of one of the world’s largest oil firms, Rex Tillerson spent Day War. much-discussed Iran nuclear many years cultivating relationships with top oil-producing Sunni northern Israel. In 1981, Isra- ing to downplay concerns about el extended sovereignty over a bilateral crisis have noted that Arab Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Qatar. Yet the region, a status the inter- American defense support for on Israel, which until recent years had not been a major player national community has not Israel reached all-time high in the global energy market, Tillerson’s stances are relatively levels during the Obama years, recognized. unknown. While the Obama adminis- most recently with the signing few issues or change a few issues, saying, “Since Donald Trump tration consistently opposed of a new 10-year, $38 billion and there will be a discussion.” and most of his top aides are Israeli control over territo- package for U.S. aid to the Jewstrongly pro-Israel, I don't be- ries the Jewish state acquired ish state. Where will Rex Come Jan. 20, Obama will lieve they would have allowed during the Six-Day War, the Tillerson stand on this appointment if [Tillerson] future Trump administration no longer be constrained by the Israel as secretary were hostile [to Israel].” would seemingly be much rhetorical limits of his offi . of state? more likely to back Israel on Will he go the way of President the Golan issue. Yet Dr. Mitch- Jimmy Carter—whose critiWhile the proposed embassy Will the U.S. ell Bard, executive director of cism of Israel grew sharper afmove to Jerusalem and oppo- recognize Israel’s the American-Israeli Coop- ter his presidency—or will his sition of the Iran deal repre- sovereignty in the erative Enterprise, said that post-presidential tone simply sent positions that are strongly Golan Heights? aligned with the Israeli governMember of Knesset Michael timing and priorities might be echo his outgoing administrament’s stances, Trump’s pick for Oren (Kulanu), a former Is- obstacles to pushing through a tion’s current policies and stateOne of Trump’s Mideast advisers, Walid Phares, told BBC Radio ments on Israel? (JNS.org) secretary of state—ExxonMobil raeli ambassador to the U.S. new U.S. policy. that rather than “ripping up” the Iran Nuke deal, the president—With reporting by Alex “The issue of moving the U.S. CEO Rex Tillerson—left more who currently serves as deputy elect “will take the agreement, review it, send it to Congress, to the imagination. demand from the Iranians to restore a few issues or change a minister for diplomacy in the embassy to Jerusalem seems like Traiman, Sean Savage and Rafafew issues, and there will be a discussion.” As CEO of one of the world’s Prime Minister's Offi , told it will be a higher priority for el Medoff
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Starbucks Set to Become World’s Largest Chain Restaurant
Obama’s Pal Catches Major Break in For-Profit College Deal
By: Kayla Balzinksy
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tarbucks is set to become the world’s largest chain restaurant, displacing McDonalds which has long held the title of being the most omnipresent international brand.. Starbucks is set to reach 37,000 stores worldwide within the next five years, as compared to McDonalds, which will only attain the 36,615 mark. Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski, who named Starbucks as his top stock pick for 2017, issued a report to Forbes, noting that Starbucks will become the world's largest chain, reaching 50,000 coffee shops globally. Kalinowski stated in the report that "We believe that it is only a matter of time before Starbucks overtakes McDonald’s as the largest market cap restaurant stock, although likely not in 2017... Starbucks is currently worth around $79 billion by market cap, while McDonald's is worth about $98.47 billion.” The coffee giant is known for consistently diversifying and expanding its menu offerings and marketing strategies. In recent years, Starbucks has introduced beer, wine and specialty foods to its menu, but has since decided to go back to its roots and focus on the development of its luxury coffees. Starbuck’s has concentrated on upping the quality of its coffee, opening a roastery in Seattle in 2014. Plans are in the works to continue this trend towards premiumization, as Starbucks is planning on opening a sister chain of restaurants spearheaded by Howard Schultz, it’s outgoing CEO. The new sites will offer onsite bean roasting and specialized methods of coffee preparation. In the short term, Starbucks is set to open twenty such roasteries world wide. Given the success of the original roastery, whose transaction size was four times that of the average Starbucks location, the move is likely to prove lucrative for investors. As part of the appeal to its new base of high end consumers, the chain
Starbucks is set to reach 37,000 stores worldwide within the next five years, as compared to McDonalds, which will only attain the 36,615 mark.
will also expand the sale of its own brand of premium, higher quality coffee. While its roasteries will focus on refini g its coffee and by extension, the brand’s reputation for quality, its regular chain shops will focus on expanding their lunch time menus. Company executives have noted that lunchtime has offered the greatest opportunity for food sales, with roughly 50% of visits occurring during the lunch hour. The revised lunchtime menu will offer salads, sandwiches and organic soups. According to Kevin Johnson, incoming CEO and Schultz’s successor, food will eventually account for 25% of Starbucks sales by 2021. The push towards the optimization of its product as well as the expansion of its food menu ensures that Kalinowski’s predictions are likely to hold true; Starbucks will continue to diversify its offerings to consumers internationally, proliferating its brand name and brokering its place among industry elites.
arty Nesbitt, a Chicago business mogul, chairman of the Obama foundation, business partner of Penny Pritzker and Barack Obama’s best friend has recently had a bit of luck and possible help from the Obama administration in his planned acquisition of Apollo education group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. Federal regulators have loosened stiff capital requirements that had threatened to derail the $1.1 billion deal for him and his partners according to the New York Post. Nesbitt’s private equity fi m, Vistria Group had planned on purchasing the Apollo Group and the lax capital requirements have allowed it to proceed with the purchase at a rate far beneath its intrinsic value. In February, the New York Times reported that a $1.1 billion sale of the group was a defl ted price to begin with as the company has been under the scrutiny of state and fed-
The for-profit edu ation sector itself has been in trouble as of late, as enrollment has been falling and profits ha e been shrinking over the last few years.
Marty Nesbitt, a Chicago business mogul, chairman of the Obama foundation, business partner of Penny Pritzker and Barack Obama’s best friend has recently had a bit of luck and possible help from the Obama administration in his planned acquisition of Apollo education group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. Federal regulators have loosened stiff capital requirements that had threatened to derail the $1.1 billion deal for him and his partners according to the New York Post.
eral official due to its suspect recruiting practices, in addition to its deceptive advertising and fin ncial aid practices. Th Times also explored the generally stained reputation of the for-profi educational sector, claiming that Universities under the auspices of the Apollo education Group often prey on low income students and veterans, offering them subpar instruction while overburdening them with debt. The for-profit education sector itself has been in trouble as of late, as enrollment has been falling and profits have
been shrinking over the last few years. Apart from the Vistria Group, the Nafati companies and the Apollo Global Management Group are also planning on investing in the Apollo Education group. The lofty goal of the new investors will be to enhance the reputation of the declining sector. A goal while though benign, is not without its share of controversial beginnings. Critics of the purchase argue that the See Obama’s Pal Catches , page 37
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Saving a Jewish Life: Israel Chesed Provider Needs Kidney Transplant By: Rabbi Ari Waldman
-Yosef also gets skin disorders which require application of expensive creams several times per week. -Yosef receives liquid iron supplements and injections to increase his hemoglobin intravenously every week. He just recovered from a recent decline that brought his hemoglobin down to the dangerous level of
-The more time a patient does dialysis the weaker he/she becomes. Yosef, once a trained athlete is now weak and constantly exhausted. He is forced to cancel work appointments every week as he has many bad days. -The fluid builds up because of zero production of urine. This raises blood pressure between dialysis sessions. Every
y name is Rabbi Ari Waldman. I've had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Yosef Busner for these past few years. I work together with Rabbi Yisrael Kaniel who has had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Yosef for over 17 years. We both decided to write this letter on his behalf in an effort to help save his life. Yosef Busner is in dire need of a kidney transplant. Yosef has been on Hemo-dialysis for over 5 years. His sessions are for 3 nights a week 7 hours each time. While in the short term dialysis prevents immediate death, in most cases the patient's overall health declines over time, often resulting in death. The following are some but not all of the issues that can and often do affect the dialysis patient: Rabbi Yisrael Kaniel (left) and Yosef Busner (right) bringing relief to missile plagued Be'er Sheva
While in the short term dialysis prevents immediate death, in most cases the patient's overall health declines over time, often resulting in death.
7.2. - Phosphorus and potassium imbalances wreak havoc on his body and he constantly suffers from muscle cramps and huge fluctuations in his Calcium levels. -Immune System: Dialysis -Yosef 's once perfect teeth patients have weak immune syswent from being picture perfect tems. An internal infection can to a dentist's nightmare need- prove deadly. In Yosef 's case, he ing root canals, many fillings, is constantly fi hting off colds, flues, and other viruses. extractions and implants.
session, water is removed to bring the patient back down to his dry weight. This is very bad for the heart. The more years on dialysis the more damage to the heart. Rabbi Kaniel and I have started a Gofundme page, https:// www.gofundme.com/kidneyforyosef . I myself left work for five weeks after Pesach and went to the greater N.Y. area and Toronto to raise funds for Yosef 's
enough for healthy people to go out and help others. Th t Yosef Yosef focuses on trying does this with his debilitating to keep Eretz Yisrael, condition is both humbling and especially the Galil in inspiring at the same time! Yo- Jewish hands by running sef, in his poor state of health, the Buy a Piece of Israel does far more than most healthy project. people to help Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. Operations for a kidney all the expenses. Unfortunately, transplant theoretically should the cost of acquiring the kidney and the whole transplant procedure privately is very expensive and often the patient unfortunately dies waiting for a kidney. If a donor is found in Israel the operation is still for free. If not, in a foreign country it can cost between $250,000 to $300,000 USD. Our goal is to raise up to $300,000 to ensure Yosef receives a kidney transplant . To date, we have raised about $40,000 and people are starting to help campaign in different communities. People can also apply to donate a kidney. Yosef is type O blood, and O plus or Yosef comforting victim of missile attack in Nahariya, Northern minus candidates are most suitIsrael able as potential donors. For more information inhis wife Liora. They are proud be paid for in Israel by the Isparents of a 15 year old girl, raeli health providers, or Kupot cluding rabbinical endorseChava and a 10 year old boy, Cholim . I say theoretically be- ments and to donate please see: Yair. Liora is a school teacher cause they will only cover kid- https://www.gofundme.com/ and Yosef himself administrates neys from organ donor cadaver kidneyforyosef With blessings, his non-profit B'ahavat Yisrael or live kidney donors in Israel . Rabbi Ari Waldman U.S. which gives needy families and Organizations that encourage soldiers assistance. He also fo- matching of live donors with virtual # 929-242-1048 Israel cuses on trying to keep Eretz dialysis patients are noble caus- # 058-419-0598 ariwaldman@ Yisrael, especially the Galil in es but the majority of those in gmail.com Rabbi Yisrael Kaniel Israel Jewish hands by running the need of a kidney simply don't find matches without having to # 052-765-2908 kaniel.israel@ Buy a Piece of Israel project. Think about itâ€Ś It's hard leave Israel and pay privately for gmail.com transplant. As I am a former Cheder Rebbi and not a fundraiser, my results confi med that "no, I'm NOT a fundraiser". However, my visit to the states was not for naught! It created some momentum and people in different communities have started to actively campaign for Yosef. Yosef, lives in Netanya with
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When the Tests are Miracles – Part II Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours. By: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)
ut why? Why did Moses have to ascend to the mountain top to see all that? After all, it wasn't the height of the mountain that granted him vision. Nevertheless, the Almighty wished for Moses to ascend, thus clothing the supernatural in the natural. And even the oft- uoted miracle of the splitting of the Reed Sea – this, too, was presented in the framework of the natural. The Torah tells us that an east wind blew the entire night prior to the onset of that miracle. Now surely, God could have split the sea without the east wind blowing. Nevertheless, God wanted us to understand that nature is equally miraculous. Once we were exiled from our Holy Land, however, the equation changed. God's miracles became hidden, and the Purim story is a prime example of that. At fi st glance, there is nothing miraculous about the events that unfold in the Book of Esther. Everything could be attributed to natural causes, and to add to the enigma, God's Name is not even mentioned in the Megillah. Yet we know that the story of Purim is a miracle of colossal dimensions, so much so that our Sages declared it a holiday for all eternity, when we proclaim God's miracles with rejoicing, gratitude, and thanksgiving. If, however, someone wishes to take the path of the agnostic, he can remain blind to God's role in history and deny that there is anything miraculous in that which unfolds before his very eyes. The choice is his or hers to make. Thus, if you wish, you can see the miracles inherent in the survival of the Jewish people – the ingathering of the exiles, the redemption of the soil, Israel's stunning victories in battle – or you can choose to ignore them all and declare them to be "ordinary events."
remains constant. If so, you might ask, what is the purpose of miracles? The e are two popular words in the Hebrew language for miracles, "nes" and "os." Literally translated, "nes" means a "banner" and "os" means a "sign." Miracles serve as banners and signs through which God's Holy Name is glorified and sanctified – banners and signs that inspire people to sing His praises. And that was accomplished above and beyond all expectations during the Six Day War. The banners fl w high, and we all saw the signs. The e was a great Jewish spiritual awakening throughout the world – even if, shortly afterward, we reverted to our old ways. But those signs are there even if we have lost sight of them, and it is that which I would like to recall for us and for future generations in this, my concluding chapter.
Hotel, and there, armed with a pair of binoculars, we were able to catch a glimpse. The Old City was occupied by the Jordanian army, which savagely destroyed many of the gravesites on the
the infants, but miraculously, they were all unharmed. A shell penetrated the roof of the Mirrer Yeshivah but did not explode. Over the centuries, Jerusalem was ravaged and sacked many times, but God made a promise that the Wall, the remnant of
Concerning the liberation of Jerusalem from Jordanian forces during the 1967 war, Rebbetzin Jungreis says: “Over the centuries, Jerusalem was ravaged and sacked many times, but God made a promise that the Wall, the remnant of the Holy Temple, would stand eternally and bear witness to the homecoming of our people.”
THE MIRACLE OF JERUSALEM
As a little girl in Hungary, I knew very little of world geography. I had never heard of Paris, New York, or London, but I knew all about Jerusalem. Th very words evoked a song in my soul and joy in my heart. It is written that Jerusalem received her name from the Almighty God Himself. It is comprised of two words: yira, to see, and shalem, which means peace, complete. When the patriarch Abraham ascended to Mount Moriah with his son Isaac, and perceived its sanctity, he proclaimed, "This is the place where God was seen!" And indeed, in Jerusalem you can feel and see holiness – you can feel God. It is like no other city. Th oughout our long and painful exile, we never forgot her, but sang the immortal words of David, "If I forget you O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning...." And Jerusalem, the Holy City, never forgot us, her children, but waited in solitude for our return. In the early fifties I made my fi st trip to Israel. I went to study
Rebbetzin Jungreis is the author of the bestselling book, “Life Is A Test” (Artscroll). In the pages of this awe inspiring book, Rebbetzin Jungreis teaches us how to navigate the vicissitudes of life through captivating stories about unwavering faith in G-d, prayer, Torah study and acts of kindness
Mount of Olives and used the monuments to pave roads and build latrines. Officia y, Jordan had agreed that Jews would have the right to pray at the Wall, the only remnant of our ancient Temple, but they never kept that promise and defiled that holy site with refuse and the dung of donkeys. Of all the Arab armies, Jordan's Arab Legion was the best trained and fie cest. Moreover, the border with Jordan was the most difficult to defend, so it was no surprise that, when King Hussein's army fi st attacked, the Israeli military was convinced that the shots were just tokens to accommodate Nasser, and that Hussein would not risk war. But Jordan kept pounding away, its artillery and bullets raining upon Jerusalem. Still, Israel requested the UN Truce Supervision Offic to convey to Jordan assurances of peace. But it was all to no avail, and Israel had no choice but to open a second front. The Jordanians possessed hundreds of Patton tanks, and tens of thousands of Legionnaires, powerful warriors, equipped with the most sophisticated weapons, who were prepared to fi ht to the end. The battles were fie ce and savage, made all the more complicated by orders given to Israeli paratroopers to avoid damaging the many sites in the Old City. Many brave young men were injured or lost their lives Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder and president of Hineni, the – the sacrifice was great, but so internationally acclaimed Torah outreach organization, speaks were the miracles. of the miracles that Hashem performs in our personal lives and The Holy City was not prethe miracle of the redemption of the holy city of Jerusalem pared for battle. The e were during the six day war of 1967 hardly any bomb shelters to Having said all this, I must and to teach newly arrived im- protect the civilian population. point out that our fate as Jews is migrants from Yemen. In those Shells fell and did not explode, not contingent on miracles, but days, Jerusalem was a divided and many that fell and did exon commitment – Torah study, city. To see the Holy Wall in the plode caused no injury. A shell service and sacrific . Whether Old City, we had to climb the landed on Shaarei Tzedek Hoswe see God's beneficence or feel tower of the YMCA building pital's baby nursery. Fearing the the sting of His rod, our loyalty located opposite the King David worst, nurses rushed in to save
the Holy Temple, would stand eternally and bear witness to the homecoming of our people. And now, almost two thousand years later, the moment had
come. I have read countless reports from journalists and soldiers who participated in the battle for Jerusalem, and all their stories had one focus – "the Wall." Moshe Amirav, a paratrooper, describes the first minutes at the Wall: "Forward! Forward! Hurriedly, we pushed our way through the Magreb Gate, and suddenly we stopped, thunderstruck. The e it was, before our eyes! Gray and massive, silent and restrained. The Western Wall! "Slowly, slowly, I began to approach the Wall in fear and trembling, like a pious cantor going to the lectern to lead the prayers. I approached it as the
messenger of my father and my grandfather, of my great-grandfather and of all the generations in all the exiles who had never merited seeing it – and so they had sent me to represent them. Somebody recited the festive blessing, 'Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who has kept us alive and maintained us and brought us to this time.' I put my hand on the stones and wept, but the tears that started to fl w were not my tears. Th y were the tears of all Israel, tears of hope and prayer, tears of Hasidic tunes, tears of Jewish dances, tears that scorched and burned the heavy gray stone." (TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK, IY’H)
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Shema Yisrael – Thank You By: Rabbi David Bibi
s I write this, it’s Sunday morning the 10th of Tevet and I am sitting in Aventura. We learned of and saw the graphic video of a sadistic terrorist attack in Jerusalem where a heartless murderer drove a truck into a group of young soldiers boarding a bus at Armon HaNetziv in the East Talpiot neighborhood. One pass wasn’t enough for this cruel butcher who turned to run over his victims again and was only stopped when he was shot dead. Our hearts go out to the injured, praying that Hashem will grant them a refuah shelemah and to the families of the innocent dead, may Hashem bring them nechama and avenge our loss. Thistragedy sits atop the heart-
The Torah tells us, “Yosef harnessed his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen; and he appeared before him, he fell on his neck, and he wept on his neck continually”. breaking and senseless murder which took place down the road at the Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday when an ex-soldier arriving on a flight took his checked luggage into the bathroom and in a senseless act, came out fi ing his gun killing five and injuring more. I was unaware of the situation when my mother in law called me a few moments after one to find out if I was OK. She knew I was arriving into Fort Lauderdale Friday morning. Getting ready for Synagogue we watched the situation at the airport in horror wondering who we knew and praying for all those involved.
As we completed Friday night prayers, our friend Danny Massry spoke to the nearly full congregation reminding them that 70,000 people fly through Fort Lauderdale airport each day and odds are each of us in the synagogue have walked the same steps as those who were so tragically shot earlier that day. He asked me to say a prayer. After asking that the Almighty to send refuah to the injured, to comfort the mourners and to give strength to the fi st responders, the police and those in the airport, I noted that there were thousands of people stranded on the tarmac. The e were nine Jet Blue fli hts with passengers aboard sitting near the runways and countless other fli hts from other airlines. Th usands were sheltering in place throughout the airport and I was sure that every one of us would know someone stranded that day. I remarked that only hours earlier I walked through terminal three and met my Uber driver between terminals two and three. Each one of us had to think, “There but for the grace of G-d, go I”. Th t thought often triggers a reaction of thankfulness. When we imagine what we might lose, we suddenly appreciate what we have and acknowledge Hashem for his benevolence. This week we read of the passing of Jacob. He gathers his sons around him wishing to reveal to them what will occur at the end of days when suddenly his prophetic vision is withdrawn. The midrash and the Talmud elaborate suggesting that Jacob wonders if perhaps any of his children have a quarrel with Hashem. If the 12 are not complete, he is not complete. Th y answer in unison, Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokeynu, Hashem Echad. Just as you father have no quarrel, we have no quarrel. Hashem is our one and only G-d
to all of us. To which Yaakov responds Baruch Shem Kevod Malchuto LeOlam Va’ed. Although the text of the Shema will not appear in the Torah until Moses gives his speech in the book of Devarim, the midrash and Talmud attribute it being said here in this week’s portion of Vayechi by the sons of Yaakov and previously in last week’s por-
It is a well-known phenomenon. Who is more likely to cry? Th aged father who finds his son alive after despairing and mourning for him, or the young son who rules?” Rashi though prefers a simple reading of the text. The he, always refers to Joseph. As such it was Joseph who after so many years is crying. (I believe that in all of
Rabbi David Bibi writes: “We learned of and saw the graphic video of a sadistic terrorist attack in Jerusalem where a heartless murderer drove a truck into a group of young soldiers boarding a bus at Armon HaNetziv in the East Talpiot neighborhood. One pass wasn’t enough for this cruel butcher who turned to run over his victims again and was only stopped when he was shot dead. Our hearts go out to the injured, praying that Hashem will grant them a refuah shelemah and to the families of the innocent dead, may Hashem bring them nechama and avenge our loss.”
tion of Vayigash by Jacob himself. The Torah tells us, “Yosef harnessed his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen; and he appeared before him, he fell on his neck, and he wept on his neck continually”. The assumption from the way the verse reads is that we begin with Yosef and each time we see the word he, we assume he refers to Joseph. Ramban doesn’t agree. He states that “he fell on his neck, and he wept on his neck”, both refer to Jacob. He states, “And I will bring you a proof that it was Yaakov who cried and not Yosef.
Genesis, it may be that only three people are said to cry, Rachel and her two sons Joseph and Benjamin). Rashi though quoting the midrash in Bereshit Rabbah continues his thought explaining that Yosef cried upon his father’s shoulder, but Yaakov did not cry upon Yosef’s. Rashi explains that instead Yaakov recited Shema. I don’t know anyone who after reading this for the first time, and many of us for the 100th time have not stopped and asked, what and why? Couldn’t Jacob have a chosen a moment earlier to recite Shema or a moment later? If this
was the time to say it, why didn’t Joseph also stop to say it? The Rabbis give a number of reasons, the strongest being that Jacob was channeling his emotion at final y seeing his son alive, into his love for G-d so at that moment he took the opportunity to say Shema. I would like you to consider another possibility. I would like you to consider that in this case the recitation of Shema was in many ways a prayer of thanksgiving at seeing his son Joseph, who Jacob considered dead these past 22 years, still alive. In Parshat Vayeseh, Jacob took “from the rocks of the place”. Rav Yehuda teaches in the Midrash that Yaakov took 12 stones, symbolic of the Al-mighty’s decree that the Jewish people would be founded based on a family consisting of 12 Tribes. Jacob said to himself, “My grandfather Abraham was not able to fulfill this decree; my father Isaac was not able to fulfill this decree. If these 12 stones that I am placing under my head will merge into a single stone, I will take it as a Divine Sign that I will be able to fulfill this decree.” In the morning, when Jacob saw that the 12 stones had indeed merged into one, he knew that he would be the progenitor of a single nation emerging from a family of 12 sons. With the disappearance and possible death of Joseph, Jacob went into a depression, because with the loss of his son, the prophecy would not be complete and he, Jacob would have failed. Twenty two years after entering a state of mourning Jacob is told that Joseph is alive. Joseph sends a message to his father reminding him that he still recalled their last lesson and they were connected. Still Jacob needed to see for himself. Jacobs descends to Egypt. A man dressed in royal garb comes to meet him. The man is veiled in
Given the tragedy all around us, in Israel and here in the States, we must reflect and pray for those in need and appreciate what we have been given the custom of Egyptian nobility with only his eyes exposed. He approaches Jacob and removes his veil. Jacob sees that it is true, his son Joseph is alive and knows immediately that Joseph has held strong to his faith and truly deserves the title Yosef HaSadik, Joseph the righteous one. A prophetic spirit rests on Jacob at that moment and he turns to Hashem to thank Him. Shema Yisrael, Hashem Elokeynu, Hashem Echad. One of the mediations one can have on this final word Echad is imagining the aleph, the one as Jacob. He can then see the Chet as eight and the Daled as four totaling twelve. The e are the 12 Shevatim, his 12 sons, the 12 tribes. At this moment that word Echad final y is real as his 12 sons are back together and with that the prophecy returns. Echad; one plus twelve, Jacob and his sons in unity. Given the tragedy all around us, in Israel and here in the States, we must refle t and pray for those in need and appreciate what we have been given. We must learn to take nothing for granted because life is so fleeti g. We need to hug our parents, our spouses, our kids and our grandkids. And when we say Echad, picture the one father with his twelve sons and the unity of the Jewish people with Hashem and pray for the unity of your own family and friends and for a world where tragedy will be forgotten and the sadness and the mourning of our fast days will be replaced with the voice of joy and happiness.
Parshas Vayechi – Parsha of Blessing By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis
e have a teaching that everything that happened to our forefathers is a sign to the children. So when we study the Torah, it is not only to our G-d given heritage that we connect, but we also acquire insight into our own lives today. On his deathbed, our father Jacob blessed his children. Those blessings transcend the centuries and are as real today as they were then. In Genesis 48:20, it states: “So he (Jacob) blessed them that day declaring, “By you shall Israel
bless, saying ‘May G-d make you like Ephraim and Menashe...’” And amazingly, to this day, every Jewish parent blesses his children with that very same blessing, but why were only Ephraim and Menashe singled out by Jacob to be the paradigm of blessing? Ephraim and Menashe were born in exile and raised in the palace of Pharaoh - and yet, they never compromised their Jewishness, but remained loyal, committed sons of the Torah. And although Ephraim was the youngest and Jacob gave him the principle blessing, he did not become arrogant or haugh-
ty, and more signific ntly, Menashe, the elder son, who could have claimed that he was entitled to the blessing, never became jealous. Therefore, this is the perfect blessing to impart to our children, for it is an assurance of commitment to Torah regardless of environment and it is a blessing for fine haracter. Jacob conferred the blessing of leadership upon Judah (Genesis 48:9). Why, you may ask, did Judah merit this awesome privilege? Chazal advanced two reasons; 1) He confessed his sins and accepted total accountability for his
actions. 2) He took Joseph out of the pit. The sign of a great man can be detected in his ability to acknowledge his faults, his sins, and to accept responsibility for them. A coward, on the other hand, scapegoats. His shortcomings are always someone else’s fault. It was Judah’s willingness to accept accountability and to take action to save his brother that earned him the mantle of royalty and leadership. Let us be worthy of the blessings of our father Jacob. Like Ephraim and Menashe, let us free ourselves of jealousy and arrogance and cling tenaciously to our Jewish faith. And like Ju-
dah, let us accept accountability for our deeds, rectify them, and thus participate in tikkun olam bringing healing and blessing to our people.
This Shabbos, we conclude Sefer Bereshis, the fi st of the Five Books of the Torah. It is referred to as Shabbos Chazak - The Shabbat of Strength, because as we conclude the Book of Genesis, the entire congregation rises and proclaims, Chazak, Chazak, V’Nischazek” - “Be Strong! Be Strong! And may we be strengthened!” We ask the Almighty to give us the strength
to continue to succeed in our Torah studies. At first glance, it may appear strange that we extend wishes for strength at this time - it is really at the commencement of our undertaking that we should do so. But beginnings are always marked by enthusiasm and zeal - the trick is to retain the same level of enthusiasm at the end. The efore, upon concluding our studies, we make a commitment to continue our Torah studies with strength and devotion and pray that this conclusion be a stepping stone to further growth and development. (HINENI.ORG)
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Israeli sabra—he had so much chutzpah the way he moved the ball—and I’ve always been fascinated by Aulcie Perry’s story.” The e are other characters in the film—su h as iconic Israeli leaders Moshe Dayan and Yitzhak Rabin—who are notable for the way they elevated basketball as Israel’s national pastime and set the stage for the east-west political confrontation that the 1976-77 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball season came to represent. “Moshe Dayan was the most recognizable face in the world except for Mohammad Ali,” says Eric Menkin, a player on the history-making Maccabi team. “He
was at every one of our games, shaking our hands.” Defense Minister Dayan’s unforgettable eye patch and his double-edged gesture of also shaking the hands of Maccabi’s opponents before the start of a game was at once an intimidation factor as well as motivation for the Israeli team to play its hardest. Similarly, Rabin, a general at the time and later Israel’s prime minister, honored the team’s victory over the Russians in a way that cast the players as heroes for all of Israel. The story of Jewish-Russian activist Natan Sharansky, who spent nine years in Soviet prisons, adds another dimension to the film. Sharansky recalls how
the former Soviet Union did not recognize Israel. “Every expression of solidarity with Israel was almost betrayal,” Sharansky says. For Russian Jews and Israelis alike, the fact that Maccabi managed to force a matchup with the Russian team, even if the game took place in a neutral location, was a major spiritual victory for the Jewish people. Audiences will want to know more about the makeup of the Russian basketball team, and the secret interactions they had with Maccabi players on the eve of the big game—an element that Menkin neglects to explore in depth. Nevertheless, the fil
presents many intriguing personalities and anecdotes that bring the period and the dramatic games to life. Conscious that Israel has suffered new lows in its recent history, Menkin notes that he “wanted to show something really positive coming out of Israel and also to show a time when Israel was a little more naive, different, special, even magical.” His film revives the fervor and excitement that originally accompanied the Jewish state’s foray onto the world stage. Maccabi’s story proves that regardless of the current international mood, Israel remains a country that matters. (JNS.ORG)
And you can’t get from one stage to the next without blaming Israel when the previous stage fails. As it was always intended to. Each planned failure advances a more extreme incarnation of the “solution”. All the way up to the fina solution. Each failure has to be blamed on Israel to justify an even more extreme solution. Each attack on Israel, like Obama’s UN treachery, is justified as a defense of the two-state solution. As long as the lie that the two-state solution is a pro-Israel policy lives, it can be weap-
onized as a pro-Israel attack on Israel. In its terminal stage, the solution zombie will kill Israel and then die. Unless we kill it fi st. The two-state solution hasn’t solved anything. It is the problem. And now it’s time to solve the problem of the two-state solution. Like the rest of the Jihad, the two-state solution is not a potent threat. It is a lie that we have become too weak to resist. Lies die when we see them for what they are. Like the old Monty Python bit, the two-state solution is a dead parrot. The shopkeepers of
the press who keep trying to sell us its stiff unmoving body insist that the peace process is just pining for the Norwegian fj rds of the Oslo peace accords. Feed it some more of Israel and it’ll fly back to life. It’s never worked before, but there’s always an Nth time. Lies are zombies. They are mimicries of the truth that feed off hat we wish to be true. The two-state solution is a parasite that thrives by feeding off our hopes and fears, our optimism on the one hand and our inability to imagine an alternative on the other. When we
see the lie for what it is, when we turn our hopes and fears to sustaining what we truly care about, then it will fall. Real solutions, such as Caroline Glick’s Israeli Solution, already exist. The two-state solution however never existed. The e will only be one state in Israel. The question is whether it will be a Jewish State or an Islamic terror state.
that we have two sort of areas we are looking in brooklyn, one is the Gowanus area and the other is Empire Boulevard. We need to build Brooklyn for the next century. You need to think, where are we going to build? Empire is worth taking a look at. It’s important that whatever happens there it helps the neighborhood. We begin a community process now to come up with ideas that will make sure residents are taken care of, those who are seeking affordable housing are taken care of, that there’s jobs. The idea of rezoning Empire has just started and I think it’s worth having the conversa-
tion about it.” Another major project coming to Brooklyn in the coming years is the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, which is planned as an above ground tram system from Sunset Park , Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens. The project is currently in the planning stages still as the city looks to make a fi nal decision on the best route for the new transportation system. Some residents in the Red Hook Houses feel that the new transportation system would threaten their residential living situation as businesses and development will lead to redevelopment of the area. What are your views on the
BQX? “I just want to be clear about the threat to the Red Hook Houses, the NYCHA facility. This [the BQX] is perfect it really helps solve the issue of, ‘okay I need to get to school in 5 minutes, I’m a kid in high school, I need to get to my job in the Navy Yard’. Which before might take you an hour and a half, now you cut down that time signific ntly. It makes a huge difference in people’s lives. It’s a great project. It’s an economic development engine, an equity engine. It will make Brooklyn a better place to live and to work.” Hoan also noted that this
year the Chamber is launching the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a non-profit loan fund program as part of a federal grant from the Department of Treasury. Hoan hopes to use the program to help immigrants and minorities, specifical y, in order to allow them to start businesses and grow. The Chamber was founded in 1918 to promote economic development across the borough and serve as an advocate for its member businesses. Its mission is to promote a robust and healthy business environment in Brooklyn.
ethnic cleansing, invasions, and annexations like Tibet and Northern Cyprus, all of which an opportunity to show that happened on the UN’s watch, violators of UNSC resolutions and some of which––like in would be punished, creating a Rwanda and Bosnia––took place in sight of the Orwellian deterrent to future violators. This long history shows that named “UN Peacekeepers.” Trying to reform the UN “covenants without swords” will not create security or is like redecorating a house peace, as proven by the some whose foundations are not 50 million murdered since just built on sand, but rotWorld War II in genocides, ten through and through.
Half-measures like selected and temporary cut-offs of funding won’t work. A total withdrawal of U.S. funds until serious reforms take place offer the best hope, but it is a slim one. Getting out of the UN and creating a new confederation of democracies with proven records of adherence to human rights might work, but the checkered history of NATO suggests that is
a problematic solution as well, given the primacy of national interests for sovereign states, and the problem of free-riders and the selective adherence to the principles and terms of a treaty. Perhaps it’s time to recognize that idealistic internationalism has failed, and that we can advance our interests and protect our security by relying on our own political order of
electoral audit, free and open debate, and ballot-box accountability, and by making alliances with those nations that serve our interests rather than, like most of the UN member states, actively subvert them. D.C. isn’t the only swamp our new president needs to drain.
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Jews comes from, why it continues to persist, and the dangers it poses to a free society. The Center begins its work with an inaugural series of three programs:
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praying!” Aulcie says in the film An element of fate, and a quirky story about a cake that was symbolic of sportsmanship and collaboration, landed Aulcie a coveted spot on Maccabi. The longer Aulcie played in Israel, the more interested he became in Israeli culture and the Jewish religion, eventually converting to the faith. “My movies are both documentaries and fi tion, I will usually follow a person from the present through whatever happens to them,” Menkin says,
describes his directorial style. His previous fil s, “39 Pounds of Love” and “Dolphin Boy,” are biopic stories about scarred individuals who overcame hardship. “On the Map,” however, inverts the narrative structure, investigating an event that took place 40 years in the past and the iconic team that stood at the helm of a wounded nation, steering Israel toward renewal. “This was my team, all of them were my childhood heroes,” Menkin says. “Tal Brody was a role model as captain, Miki Berkovich was the ideal
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Obama and Kerry got for them. Obama and Kerry solved that problem the way that the solutionists had been solving it for decades. Th y blamed Israel. The insane logic of the two-state solution demanded it. An Islamic terror state is the “solution” offered by the twostate solution. If you blame the terrorists, you undermine the credibility of the solution. If you admit the terrorists don’t even
want to negotiate, you kill the two-state solution. And then how will you justify destroying Israel? The great two-state solution began incrementally with an autonomous territory of disarmed terrorists. This fantasy led to a two-state solution of heavily armed terrorists inside Israel. The next stage is a onestate solution in which Israel will be forced to take in every single Muslim claiming to be a refugee.
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is that we can only have a good outcome when we build more housing. Whether it’s market rate or affordable housing, we can only have good outcomes. I think we need housing period and that’s the bottom line.” Another issue that has Brooklyn residents concerned this year is the rezoning of Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens. Th rezoning was initially proposed by Community Board 9 back in
2014 when they sent a letter to the Department of City Planning in order to initiate a zoning study. Since then the proposal has been fought by a very vocal neighborhood activist group, Movement to Protect the People, according to dnainfo.com. What’s your take on rezoning that strip? “I think the rezoning there are really leading to some positive outcomes. The focus on neighborhoods that can and need additional housing, retail, commercial, and everything in between is the right step. I know
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Bush spent months seeking another resolution approving the Iraq War, the UN refused–– not because of principle, but because of the various national interests of Security Council members like France and Germany. Thus they squandered
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iticians and other non-Muslim official publicly engaging in Islamic theological debates regarding who is a true Musfor their purposes." Pretending that Islam or Isla- lim and who is an "apostate" mism has no role in fueling most is counterproductive and reglobal terrorism today obscures sembles a strategy that terrorist the ideological confrontations groups utilize to label infidels required to counter the appeal Moderate Muslims correctly of Islamist terrorist groups. Thi feel that radical Islamists and confrontation should be led by terrorist organizations are exmore moderate Muslims who ploiting their religion to achieve unfortunately are sidelined by their supremacist objectives. too many politicians and jour- Yet moderate voices are continnalists in favor of radical Isla- uously silenced by the likes of the people featured in the MEF mist organizations. Having prominent U.S. pol- report. (IPT)
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mist violence. At a press conference earlier this year, Kerry said: "Daesh [ISIS] is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves... And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fi ht
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Heartburn Drugs May Continued from page 43
blockers raised the risk of gut infections. But it is plausible, according to the researchers, led by Dr. Th mas MacDonald, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Th y suspect that drugs that suppress stomach acids can change the balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria in the gut, which may make people more susceptible to infections. Dr. David Bernstein, a gastroenterologist who was not involved in the study, agreed that stomach acid suppression could be the culprit. But he also stressed that
heartburn medications alone do not directly cause gut infections. For one, C. diff most often strikes people who are sick and on prolonged courses of antibiotics. And Campylobacter infections are food borne — usually caused by eating raw or undercooked poultry, or foods contaminated by those products. "So it's not just that you take a PPI and you get C. diff," said Bernstein, who is chief of hepatology at Northwell Health in Manhasset, N.Y. Still, he said, patients and doctors should be aware that the drugs might contribute to the risk of certain infections. For the study, MacDonald's
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In a similar vein, Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat stated: “If you transfer the embassy and agree to the annexation of the settlements in the West Bank, you will drag the region into a state of anarchy, extremism, and lawlessness.” Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Avi Dichter also referred to the international debate over Jeru-
salem, saying he recently hosted members of the Foreign Aff irs Committee of the European Parliament and explained to that it would be “absurd” for Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders. “I stressed to them, as they looked out over the same view of Jerusalem that the soldiers had just before the [Armon HaNetziv] attack, that the city today houses more Jews over the ‘67 lines than in the west of the city,” “We will comfort the families
Authorities Searching gunman retrieved his weapon from checked luggage after a seriously and we have to take fli ht from Alaska. Lead FBI investigator George seriously." But FBI official have not Piro said Saturday, "We have ruled out a terrorism connec- not identified any triggers that tion and say they do not know would have caused this attack. what motivated the shooter's We're pursuing all angles on barrage of gunfi e in a baggage what prompted him to carry claim area at the Fort Lauder- out this horrific attack." Piro is dale international airport. Th the FBI agent who interrogated Continued from page 10
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Jared Kushner, who will turn 36 on Tuesday, needs to wrap up these negotiations because he will soon be resigning as chief executive of Kushner Companies. In the same way that he is divesting himself of his newspaper, The Observer, he will need to lighten his conflicts of interest before joining his fatherin-law into politics. Although
the law does not require it, he will be divesting himself of “substantial assets”, include his stake in 666 Fifth Avenue. Mr. Kushner has hired, WilmerHale, a prominent Washington law firm, to advise him on how to comply with federal ethics laws should he join the White House staff. Jamie S. Gorelick, a WilmerHale partner said, “Mr. Kushner is committed to complying with federal
team analyzed medical records from close to 565,000 Scottish adults. More than 188,000 had been given at least one prescription for a PPI or H2 blocker; the rest had no prescriptions for the drugs, researchers said. On average, people on the drugs were roughly four times more likely to develop a Campylobacter infection between 1999 and 2013. They were also 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with C. diff outside of a hospital. Their odds of being diagnosed in the hospital were 42 percent higher. Theresearchers accounted for other factors, such as people's age and medical history. And they still found an association between the heartburn medications and higher infection risks. of the dead, hold hands with the wounded and continue to build and be built in Jerusalem,” Dichter concluded. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan instructed the Israel Police following the attack not to return the body of the driver to his family, contrary to regular procedures. “This is a criminal attack, an especially hurtful and severe one which could inspire additional attacks. We will not allow the abhorrent terrorist and his family hold a funeral which would honor him and encourage other terrorists,” said Erdan. (TPS) Saddam Hussein after the former Iraqi leader was captured by U.S. forces in 2003. On Saturday, official said at a news conference that Santiago traveled "specifical y" to Fort Lauderdale to carry out the attack but do not know why he targeted the Florida city, a prime tourist destination. Authorities questioned him for several hours, until early Saturday, and said he was cooperating with investigators. ethics laws, and we have been consulting with the Office of Government Ethics regarding the steps he would take”. Mr. Kushner would be obligated to make limited financial disclosures, which he has been disinclined to do until now. Unlike Mr. Trump, who will be exempt from conflict-of-interest laws as president, Jared would be held accountable to refrain from making decisions that would have a “direct and predictable effect” on his own financial interests.
ple; the Division for Palestinian Rights; the work of the Special a statement published by the Is- Committee to Investigate Israeraeli UN delegation, “represents li Practices Affecting the Huthe portion of the UN budget man Rights of the Palestinian allocated to anti-Israel bodies” People and Other Arabs of the — including the Committee on Occupied Territories; and the the Exercise of the Inalienable Special Information Program Rights of the Palestinian Peo- on the Question of Palestine of Continued from page 16
PAGE 37 the UN Department of Public Information. Moreover Hotovely announced that she plans to investigate the activities of the 15 UN facilities operating within Israel in order to determine whether to allow them to continue to receive funding and to maintain the use of their buildings in Israel. (INN)
Times that many nations, including many of Israel’s neighbors, have human rights records that are worse than Israel’s but tion in Atlanta, Georgia. In November, the American said, inexplicably, that “one has Anthropological Association to start somewhere.” The ASA's boycott decision (AAA) endorsed an academic boycott of Israel, a decision was controversial even among which was blasted by AJC - its members. No universities actually came out in support of Global Jewish Advocacy. In 2013, the American Stud- the boycott and at least four uniies Association (ASA) voted to versities subsequently quit the boycott Israeli institutions. Th organization in protest of the head of the ASA, Curtis Marez, boycott. later admitted to the New York (INN)
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2016, the American Historical Association (AHA) rejected a resolution condemning Israel’s alleged “restriction of Palestinians right to education”. The resolution, which was submitted by a group calling itself Historians Against the War, was voted down 111-51 during the association’s annual conven-
investing in access to mental health care, to expanding background checks, to making Obama said his efforts were it possible to keep guns out of Continued from page 11 the hands of suspected terrornot enough, though. “But there’s a great deal ists. The actions we take won’t Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives would deter- of work left to be done,” he prevent every act of violence– mine who needs a license to wrote. “Congress should pass but if even one life is spared, sell firearms but was later re- the kinds of commonsense they will have been well worth vealed to change little about the reforms supported by most of it.” the American people–from process. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
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in Palermo since the expulsion. I am very moved that it will be located adjacent to where the Great Synagogue of Palermo once stood and I am grateful to the Archbishop of Palermo for having the vision and courage to make such a grand gesture of reconciliation towards the Jewish people.” The synagogue, which will
include a study center, or Beit Midrash, and a Jewish heritage center, will be operated primarily by Shavei Israel, which strengthens ties between the Jewish people, the State of Israel and the descendants of Jews around the world. It will be overseen by Shavei’s emissary to Sicily, Rabbi Pinhas Punturello, who serves as the rabbi to the local Jewish community. Pun-
turello also serves as a board member of the ISSE. The history of Jews in Sicily dates back more than two millennia, to the Second Temple period. According to some scholars, the fi st Jews in Sicily were slaves brought to the island by the Roman legion after the capture of Jerusalem. Despite enduring various periods of legal restrictions and persecutions over the ensuing centuries, the Jews of Sicily fl urished and produced many great scholars and rabbis.
386 thousand as compared to 256 thousand for Republicans. The neighboring county to the situation down in the Sunny south, Broward has 600 thouState. A survey of the political sand Democrats registered to registrations indicates that there vote as opposed to only 258 is an overwhelming number thousand Republicans. I can unof Democrats in this area. Th derstand where the paranoia of Palm Beach numbers indicate the minority Republican activthe number of Democrats as ists has credibility.
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did, I'd have to move in with my kids in Denver!" He moved on quickly away from me and into the hall. Enough said for the political
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Obama administration has been known to be especially harsh in its stance on for-profit universities. Obama has stated that for-profit universities overuse federal money and do not deliver on their product. It seems a bit hypocritical and unsavory then that his friends are so eager to buy such defi cient goods. Adding to the suspicions of the naysayers is the fact that Vistria partner and former deputy secretary of the United States Department of Education under the Obama administration, Tony Miller will likely become the new chairman
of Apollo once the purchase of the Group is finalize . Miller echoed the sentiments of the new owners and disappointed consumers of for-profi education alike when he emphasized in a Business Wire press release that the industry is due for a radical overhaul. “For too long and too often, the private education industry has been characterized by inadequate student outcomes, overly aggressive marketing practices and poor compliance. This does not have to be the case.”Such statements of good will may allay some if not all suspicions. Critics of the acquisition emphasize that enmeshment
of players such as Nesbitt and Miller suggests an artificial ly induced driving down of stock prices through tight regulations so that the outgoing President can give his friends the buying power they need to make the purchase. Thi suspicion is further supported by the recent leeway given to Nesbitt by federal regulators that have loosened the capital requirements before the acquisition has been finalize . Mark Schneider, a former top education officia under President George W. Bush summed up criticism of the purchase succinctly. “There is at least a taste of unseemliness involved in this...they regulate it, they drive the price down... they are buying it for pennies on the dollar.”
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terrorist bombing in Yemen. Th t's not all. ASM is allied with the Qatari Eid Charity, research by Dutch analyst Carel Brendel shows. The other name for the Eid Charity? Sheikh Eid bin Mohammed al-Th ni Charitable Association – the same group cited by Germany's intelligence report on Gulf-state funding of Salafist mosques and schools. Dutch official put a stop to ASM's plans to build another institute that included a school, in Rotterdam, noting links exposed in WikiLeaks documents to Hamas and suspicions it provided funds for Al Nusra. Moreover, the NRC report says that charity founder Abd al-Rahman al Nu'aymi is thought to be a major fundraiser for al-Qaida in Syria and Iraq. Nonetheless, Dutch directors of the planned project insist that there is no affiliation with
extremism. True or not, Rotterdam has plenty of other problems, as a number of terrorist arrests throughout the past year have made clear. And nationally, extremist ideologies are working their way into the mainstream. In one shocking recent incident, the Meldpunt Internet discriminatie (MiND), which addresses concerns about discrimination on the internet, refused to intervene when several Dutch Muslims responded to an online article about a gay group in Morocco by calling for gays to be burned and beheaded. In a letter to the unnamed person who filed the complaint, MiND wrote, "the comments should be seen in the context of Islamic beliefs, which from a legal standpoint keeps them from qualifying as insulting. Some Muslims believe that the Koran states homosexuals should be
killed." In other words, if the Quran calls for homosexuals to be beheaded, then there is nothing wrong with Muslims calling for homosexuals to be beheaded. Context is key. To its credit, after a Dutch web site posted MiND's letter online, the outcry that followed led to a "re-evaluation" on MiND's part, and the determination that religious context should not apply to calls for violence. A similar situation took place in Germany in 2007, when a judge denied an abused Muslim woman a divorce, citing a Quranic verse that encourages husbands to beat "disobedient" wives. The case was later retried. For the most part, however, European official seem at a loss, unsure of how to handle the new Salafist chic. Seeking answers in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris and Brussels, reporters at
Abigail R. Esman, the author, most recently, of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West (Praeger, 2010), is a freelance writer based in New York and the Netherlands.
communication and speech therapy, ALEH also invests heavily in the region, currently employing close to 300 local residents. Working together with the JNF, a longtime partner in the development of ALEH Negev, ALEH hopes to intensify that investment with the establishment of the rehabilitative hospi-
tal, which will encourage medical students and those studying assistive medical care to remain in the Negev and specialize in rehabilitative care. With the hospital’s construction underway, ALEH will set the stage by establishing a track for professional training and teaching in paramedical fields, as well as laying the groundwork for staff
residential units on premises, all of which will contribute to the development and economic stability of Israel's southern region. “ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran is a flagsh p project in JNF’s major plan for the development of the Negev (Blueprint Negev). Th ough our fundraising efforts, JNF supports and enhances this remarkable village
and will now continue to support the planned Rehabilitation Hospital at ALEH,” said Eric Michaelson, Chief Israel Officer for Jewish National Fund in Israel (JNF-USA). “The village is attracting doctors, caregivers, teachers and others, stimulating the local economy and with the new hospital will continue doing so.”
Ratner, in 1985 and ended up transforming the landscape of downtown Brooklyn through the construction of a $1 billion complex of nine buildings under the title MetroTech Center. Thewealthy developer scored another coup by purchasing the Nets basketball team for $300 million and relocating them to New York City, specifical y for the purpose of building an are-
na to house them. Accordingly, Ratner followed up that impressive feat by investing in and promoting the Barclays Center, a major concert and sports arena that has become a fix ure of the area. His partner in the project was Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov who, near the end of last year, bought out Forest City's interest in both the Nets
and the Barclays Center. Prior to that in 2015, Ratner and Prokhorov joined forces to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum. The Barclays Center is the centerpiece and the only completed piece of a $3.5 billion business and residential complex in development called Pacific ark Brooklyn. Born in Cleveland, Ratner came to New York City to ad-
vance his education. Graduating from Harvard College in 1967, he went on to earn a law degree from Columbia University in 1970. After law school, he worked for the City of New York. Under Mayor Koch, Ratner served as Consumer Affairs Commissioner, using the post to go after corrupt merchants, repairmen and alarm companies.
email server and handling of classified material while she was secretary of state. But he said turned politician had no chance that if he is confirmed as the of winning the Republican pres- country's top law enforcement idential nomination, let alone officia he would remove himthe presidency over Democrat self from any involvement in discussions about possible prosHillary Clinton. Sessions voiced complaints ecution of her in connection during the lengthy campaign with the emails or the charitable about Clinton's use of a private Clinton Foundation her family
controls. Sessions also said he considers Supreme Court decisions upholding abortion rights and same sex marriages as settled law, rulings some U.S. conservatives hope to eventually overturn if Trump wins approval for conservative court appointments during his four-year term in the White House.
On other issues, Sessions testified that he "has no reason to doubt" the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials that Russia meddled in the presidential election by hacking into computers to help Trump win, voiced support for keeping open the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for suspected terrorists,
and said he does not support a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. as Trump once suggested. Sessions' appointment has drawn opposition from at least two Democratic senators and civil rights advocates concerned he would weaken legal protections for immigrants, minorities and gays.
only takes one 9/11…it only takes one Berlin bomber.” said Castorina. In response to the RepubContinued from page 8 war on terror. He stated that if potential terrorists received lican assembly man’s alarmmunicipal cards, Castorina cards, they could open bank ist statements, NYPD Depuutilized typical infl mmatory accounts with them in order ty Commissioner noted that rhetoric associated with the to fund terrorist activities. “It from a practical standpoint,
it would be disadvantageous for would be terrorists to obtain municipal ID cards and open bank accounts. Such activity would increase the likelihood of them being caught by law enforcement officials
Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the November presidential election. Trump initially rejected the CIA’s assessment that the hacking was carried out by Russia in order to sabotage Clinton's candidacy, insisting that Democrats bitter with the results of the election were inventing excuses for
their defeat. Spokespeople for the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment on the specific memos regarding Trump. Official who spoke to CNN declined to do so on the record given the classified nature of the material.
Beyond ISIS: Europe's Continued from page 23
dents, who independently described their experiences to the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant. And it isn't just in Utrecht. In Amsterdam, confli ts, sometimes violent, have broken out in mosques between the more moderate old garde and a more conservative, younger generation, as Dutch Muslims battle over their identity. "It is five to twelve," city council member Sofyan Mbarki, himself a Muslim, warned last summer about the growing Salafism in the Amsterdam mosques. Several recent investigations into Salafist organizations across the country have turned up some eye-opening links to terror groups. In Eindhoven, for instance, the Al-Waqf orga-
nization was recently accused of having fin ncial ties to al-Qaida. One of the country's largest Muslim organizations, Al Waqf runs the Eindhoven Al Fourqaan Mosque. Its imam, Ismail Bakri, according to Holland's NRC Handelsblad, also is the treasurer and co-founder of the Association des Savants Musulmans (ASM) in Bern, Switzerland. The ASM also has offic in Qatar and Gaza. TheASM is no ordinary Muslim group. The United States identifies two ASM board members as terror financiers: Kuwaiti Abdul Mohsen al-Mutairi allegedly raised money for Jabhat al Nusra in Syria, and Yemeni politician Abdel Wahab Humaiqani is alleged to have fin ncial ties to al-Qaida. The U.S. also believes he was behind a 2012
Aleh’s New Hospital olescents into young adults. In addition to providing services ALEH facilities across Israel, and outpatient care to thouhas provided a continuum of sands of individuals from Israresidential care for more than el’s southern region, including 200 children with severe intel- rehabilitative treatments and lectual and developmental dis- therapies, dental care, physabilities as they grow from ad- iotherapy, hydrotherapy, and Continued from page 42
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In July, the Jewish Voice reported that the details of Lipkin’s court papers offered a clear indication that the divorce would be contested. As was predicted, the struggle is centered on money, given the
fact that the couple married late in life and did not have any children together. Ratner, who divorced his fi st wife in 1999 after having two children with her, was born into a wealthy family. An ambitious builder, he founded his development fi m, Forest City
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The 70-year-old Sessions was an early supporter of Trump, the fi st senator to endorse his presidential bid at a time when political Washington thought the billionaire real estate mogul
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Do Russian Hackers comment. The report follows comments confi m if it was discussed in his by Trump’s incoming chief of meeting with the intelligence staff, Reince Preibus, who said this week the President-elect chiefs. The Trump transition team accepted the U.S. intelligence declined repeated requests for community's conclusion that Continued from page 12
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The 1st Annual List of the North America’s Worst Campuses for Jewish Students Courtesy of The Algemeiner Edited by: JV Staff (Th following article originally appeared on Th Algemeiner web site at: www.algemeiner.com) f all the great and varied challenges we face as editors of a Jewish publication, one that stands out in particular is the troubling experience — dare we say the plight? — of Jewish students on many North American college campuses. Two recent studies, one by researchers at Brandeis University and the other by counterparts at Trinity College, found, respectively, that an astronomical 54% and 75% of Jewish students said they had witnessed or experienced anti-Semitism during the time period surveyed. Campus watchdog AMCHA Initiative released a report showing that the bulk of anti-Semitism occurs on campuses with signific nt Jewish populations, and that there is a strong correlation between hostility to Israel and anti-Semitism. The Algemeiner’s extensive coverage of the issue, enhanced this year with the opening of our new Campus Bureau, effectively gave us a front-row seat in this arena, enabling us to witness and report on the breadth and extent of the phenomenon. We wrote about the admiration for Adolf Hitler voiced by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and we covered the violent anti-Israel protest at a movie screening at UC Irvine. We interviewed Hindu student leader Milan Chatterjee, who was hounded out of UCLA because he failed to support the boycott of Israel, simply aiming to keep his student government neutral. And we were the fi st to report on a course offered at UC Berkeley exploring how the Jewish state might be dismantled. Our efforts to expose and highlight this shameful state of aff irs led us to compile this first annual list of the “40 Worst Campuses for Jewish Students” in the United States and Canada. Inclusion on this list by no means stands as an indictment of the Jewish resources and often fine work being done by Jewish groups on many of these campuses. It indicates rather that these are the schools where anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hostility and intimidation have been greatest in frequency and intensity, posing the strongest challenges for Jewish students and faculty.
Jewish Students,” to provide a snapshot of the desirable alternative that is within the reach of any school. What does the ranking take into account? While cognizant of the inherent shortcomings and imperfections of the practice of list-making in general, we have taken great care to produce a thorough and credible ranking system that is driven by a comprehensive analysis of many data points representing the full scope of campus life. We have also interviewed numerous experts, campus activists and students, to secure corroborative testimony and additional insights. Among the many factors taken into account in the compilation of this list are: the number of
McGill University has been described by students as one of the most contentious institutions in Canada for Jews and Zionists.
It’s also important to note that anti-Semitic incidents are by no means limited to the schools that made our top 40. Among the many other campuses that have seen notable incidents this past year are CUNY Kingsborough, University of Missouri, Western Washington University and Toronto’s Ryerson University.
Our goal in the publication of this list is fi st and foremost to draw attention to the problem of rising hostility faced by many Jewish students on campus today. Our hope is that the response to our ranking will be aspirational and prompt university administrators and other interested parties to give serious consideration to what can be done to ameliorate the condition of Jewish students, wherever they are enrolled. We do not necessarily believe that Jewish students should avoid these campuses, but do believe it imperative that prospective students and their families be fully informed about the environments they are poised to enter, and arrive prepared. It is for this reason that we have also published a supplementary list of the “15 Best Campuses for
Located in the city where Israel Apartheid Week first originated, the University of Toronto has hosted a considerable number of events in recent years portraying the Jewish state as barbarous and colonialist
antisemitic incidents on each campus; the number of anti-Israel groups, and the extent to which they are active; the Jewish student population, and number of Jewish or pro-Israel groups; the availability of Jewish resources on campus; the success or lack thereof of Israel boycott efforts; and the public positions of faculty members with respect to BDS. This information was then condensed into a point-grading system, which produced the fina hierarchy. Please note that the descriptions accompanying the entries below are not intended to explain in full detail the placement of each college on the list, but rather to shed light on the state of affairs U of Chicago was labeled the “new hub” of at different campuses through relevant anecdotes anti-Israel activism in a study conducted by the and highlights. Israel on Campus Coalition
Definition of anti-Semitism
pers asking, in one instance, "What is going on at Vassar?" This year, the college hosted a controversial lecture by anti-Israel Rutgers professor Jasbir Puar, "How Palestine Matters," which was condemned as containing outright blood libels. Yet numerous Vassar faculty members came to Puar's defense, and some have signed their names to petitions demonizing the Jewish state. Though a student government BDS resolution was defeated in April 2016, nearly half of the votes cast were in favor of the measure, and the coalition of student groups pushing for anti-Israel action — including 1) Columbia University chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace — continue their efforts. New York City, New York Dozens of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel inci- Vassar is host to a high percentage of faculty dents, including protests and walk-outs of events members who support the boycott of Israel, conrelated to the Jewish state, have taken place at tributing, among other factors, to its second place Columbia. Pro-Israel students have reported ranking. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.) feeling “very isolated" on campus, in spite of the considerable resources the school has for its large 3) University of Toronto Jewish community. The e is a growing coalition of Toronto, Ontario, Canada student groups and faculty members at the school Located in the city where Israel Apartheid voicing support for the BDS movement, and a Week fi st originated, the University of Toronto regular Israel Apartheid Week, led by Students for has hosted a considerable number of events in reJustice in Palestine, is held. cent years portraying the Jewish state as barbarous This year, when Students Supporting Israel de- and colonialist. The school also saw a recent procided to respond to SJP with a demonstration of liferation of blatant anti-Semitism, when numerits own, the student government forced it to roll ous swastikas popped up around the campus, all back its reaction. In April, students at the school contributing to its high ranking on the list. hosted a speaker from the controversial Israeli The national director of Hasbara Fellowships group Breaking the Silence, which accuses the IDF Canada said that one regularly finds "orchestratof war crimes. Ultimately, it’s the extraordinari- ed, organized anti-Israel programs and initiatives" ly high number of anti-Jewish incidents and the at UT, as "part of a larger, insidious project meant presence of a constellation of anti-Israel groups on to demonize Israel on one of Canada's most prescampus that have pushed Columbia to the top of tigious campuses." Thegraduate student union inthe list. (Photo credit: Columbia University.) cludes a BDS Ad Hoc Committee, which advances an agenda of isolating Israel, but the pro-Israel 2) Vassar College community won a crucial victory recently when a motion to make the committee a permanent fix Poughkeepsie, New York For the last few years, this top-ranking liberal ture of student government failed. arts college has seen a constant stream of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity, prompting the pub- 4) McGill University lication of op-eds in Jewish and national newspaMontreal, Quebec, Canada For the sake of clarity, we have characterized anti-Semitism as per the US State Department defin tion, which includes certain kinds of discriminatory attacks on Israel. Th nk you for taking the time to review this important compilation. We look forward to reading your feedback in the comments section below. — The Al emeiner editors (This article originally appeared on The Algemeiner web site: www.algemeiner.com)
The Portland State University student senate passed a resolution — by a landslide vote — calling on the school to divest from companies that are affiliated with or do business in Israel.
For the last few years, Vassar College has seen a constant stream of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity, prompting the publication of op-eds in Jewish and national newspapers asking, in one instance, "What is going on at Vassar?"
Dozens of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents, including protests and walk-outs of events related to the Jewish state, have taken place at Columbia University in New York City
McGill University has been described by students as one of the most contentious institutions in Canada for Jews and Zionists. One McGill student said she has been repeatedly targeted by members of anti-Israel groups — who call her a “Zionist b****,” for example — due to her advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state. Open support for Israel prompts protests on campus, such as a recent incident in which access to a pro-Israel “peace wall” was blocked. Anti-Israel activists repeatedly bring BDS motions before the student government, and final y passed one this year — but when the student body later failed to ratify it, the activists vowed to continue their campaign. The school’s student newspaper, the McGill Daily — against which Jewish students filed a complaint — recently rejected charges of anti-Semitism, but openly admitted to censoring
Radical anti-Israel events are common on the UCLA campus, including an annual Israel Apartheid Week filled with programming demonizing Israel and Jews, and lectures by speakers sympathetic to Gaza-based terror group Hamas.
pro-Israel content on the grounds that Zionism is a product of “settler colonial ideology.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)
5) University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois U of Chicago was labeled the “new hub” of anti-Israel activism in a study conducted by the Israel on Campus Coalition. Jewish students at the school report witnessing a vast network mobilize against Israel-related events, either in support of programs attacking the Jewish state or in protest of those speaking favorably of the country. Palestinian activist Bassem Eid, who criticizes the Palestinian Authority for its rampant human rights violations, was not only shouted down when he gave a talk on campus, but was threatened, and required a police escort off he premises. This year, a BDS resolution was sprung without warning, and then quickly passed in a student government vote. One student said he considers the school's chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace as “primarily responsible for the growth of the anti-Israel extremism" on campus. Pro-Israel students have expressed hope that the constant demonization of the country at the school will encourage more students to recognize the need to take up advocacy work on its behalf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)
6) University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California UCLA made headlines this year when a student government leader announced he was leaving the school due to vicious harassment by BDS activists and scape goating by the administration for trying to maintain student government neutrality on the Israeli-PalestinSee The 1st Annual List, page 40
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ian confli t. Radical anti-Israel events are common on campus, including an annual Israel Apartheid Week filled with programming demonizing Israel and Jews, and lectures by speakers sympathetic to Gaza-based terror group Hamas. In early December, the school’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter screened a documentary that promoted “centuries-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” about Jews and Zionists controlling the media. It and other California colleges have been criticized for “doing nothing to curb their plague of anti-Semitic bigotry.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)
7) University of Washington
Seattle, Washington At the University of Washington, the Student Workers Union passed a BDS resolution, and the virulently anti-Israel Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) group continues to push for divestment from Israel on campus. In 2016, SUPER organized an Israel Apartheid Week — dubbed as part of a "Palestine Cultural Festival." Th program included rallies and panels demonizing and delegitimizing Israel, referring to Jews in the country as colonialists who stole the land. Recently, scorched pages from a book by famed German-Jewish poet Heinrich Heine — who
The Jewish Voice wrote, "Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people" — were left scattered outside the university's Hillel building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)
Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian poet and activist. SUPER held an "Emergency Rally for Rasmea Odeh," in support of the Palestinian terrorist
At the University of Washington, the Student Workers Union passed a BDS resolution, and the virulently anti-Israel Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) group continues to push for divestment from Israel on campus. NYU is rife with anti-Zionist activity. The school’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter holds regular anti-Israel events, falsely accusing the Jewish state of practicing apartheid and calling for its destruction.
8) Portland State University
Since 2014, SFSU has maintained a memorandum of understanding with An-Najah University, a Hebron-based institution with a history of ties to terrorism and glorifying attacks on Jews — a relationship for which the California university president continues to voice support
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Portland, Oregon The Portland State University student senate passed a resolution — by a landslide vote — calling on the school to divest from companies that are affiliated with or do business in Israel. The motion claimed that "the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land has been entrenched since 1948," and some who spoke in favor of the resolution explicitly stated, “Israel is apartheid.” PSU's chapter of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) holds frequent anti-Israel events, which have included speakers such as international BDS leader Omar Barghouti and
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currently facing naturalization fraud charges in the US for not divulging to immigration officials that she was convicted of murder in Israel. Documentary filmma er Ami Horowitz reported having disturbing success with PSU students, when he pretended to collect money on campus for the faux organization “American Friends of Hamas.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)
9) New York University
New York City, New York This downtown Manhattan school is rife with anti-Zionist activity. The school’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter holds regular anti-Israel events,
falsely accusing the Jewish state of practicing apartheid and calling for its destruction. University administrators are under constant pressure by BDS groups, such as SJP and the NYU Out of Occupied Palestine coalition, to divest from Israel. This prompted the school’s president to call BDS activity an “affront to academic freedom.” Th ugh the school boasts a significant and close-knit Jewish community, NYU’s was one of the fi st graduate student governments to pass a BDS resolution, and Jewish students have been subject to anti-Semitic attacks, such as being served mock eviction notices. Th head of NYU’s Hillel said students were shaken after a swastika with accompanying “white pride” messages was found in a dorm after the presidential elec-
tion in November. (Photo credit: NYU Law.)
10) San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California Since 2014, SFSU has maintained a memorandum of understanding with An-Najah University, a Hebron-based institution with a history of ties to terrorism and glorifying attacks on Jews — a relationship for which the California university president continues to voice support. SFSU was also the site of the near-violent disruption of a lecture by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. No BDS vote has taken place yet at SFSU, but the school’s General Union of Palestine Students is actively pushing such a measure as part of its anti-Israel agenda. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)
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The Jewish Voice
JANUARY 13, 2016
The NYC Sephardic Community Rallies Behind Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD Edited by: JV Staff
abbi Elie Abadie has been the driving force in unifying the Sephardic Jewish community in Manhattan. On a personal level, he has also greatly enriched our experience since we moved to Manhattan over five years ago. The speakers, foreign ambassadors and other diplomats, politicians, and humanitarian luminaries make Rabbi Abadie's synagogue their choice spot to pray on Shabbat. In the process, he brings thought, leadership and interesting discussions to the entire Congregation Edmond J. Safra. A hallmark is his ability to communicate. Although English is not his mother tongue, he often greets and converses with guests in their native language, making them feel welcomed and comfortable. On a different level, he also is able to communicate with a broad spectrum of people. Our Congregation is known for its cultural diversity to be sure, but also for the wide range of people's levels of observance. Rabbi Abadie somehow is able to bring an uplifti g message of Torah through refle tion and self-improvement to the entire Congregation, regardless of their background. A common thread is the warm, vibrant, tolerant, and loving culture that we all share as members of his Congregation. We can safely say that while we have exemplary rabbis throughout our Sephardic Community, our personal experience since moving to NYC has made us more observant and more proud of our Jewish identity and Sephardic heritage as a result of Rabbi Abadie's leadership. We are truly amazed at the boundless love and energy that Rabbi Abadie and his wife Estie and his children all bring in making our Congregation the special place it has become. We are truly fortunate to be part of the vision and growth he has brought to Manhattan in growing the Synagogue, working to establish Sephardic Academy of Manhattan, and identifying the need for our future Community Center. With Hashem’s help, he will continue to further strengthen and solidify our future.
– With love and respect, Rebecca and Joe Harary
Twenty years ago, when my husband and I were getting married, we were searching for a Hazan for the ceremony. A close relative told us "I have the perfect person! His name is Elie Abadie and he is a nice man with a beautiful voice." And that, he was. My husband and I did not realize that a decade or so later we would find this same man, now a Rabbi and a Physician, leading a vibrant and growing congregation on the East Side of Manhattan. Rabbi Abadie has been a source of inspiration to so many congregants. As a man deeply committed to sustaining the Sephardic heritage, he
has grown a congregation and brought together Sephardic Jews from all over the world. It is not unusual hearing the Rabbi converse with one congregant in fluent Spanish and with another in elegant Arabic. Rabbi Abadie's knowledge of Jewish History, Sephardic traditions, politics, medicine, and the Torah allow him to speak to our community with a breadth of understanding that is unsurpassed. He is our moral compass and believes in standing up for what is right and just. We truly hope that he can continue to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Rabbi Elie Abadie lead our thriving community for many more years to come.
– Lenore and Maurice Ades
Rabbi Abadie is a mench of the highest degree. Knowing him is a privilege, and to call him my friend is truly an honor. He has the unique ability to reach so many different people on so many different levels, and is special in every way. The e is no depth to his understanding of people, and I am no exception. Whenever I have been in his company, I am a better person. I have to say, the closer Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, zt'l and Rabbi Eli Abadie we become, the closer I feel to Hashem and the world around me. He has helped me connect my heart even more closely to the people I care about, and for that I will always be grateful.
– Paul Bernstein
Rabbi Abadie has built a great institution that continues to attract many people like my wife and I because of the brilliance of his caring leadership. He is a wonderful speaker, and his sermons resonate with people of all ages and degree of religious commitment –which is one reason why the synagogue Rabbi Elie Abadie at UN Agenda Meetinfg is so full. We cannot say enough about his personal commitment to people. He is always there to help in stressful situations—as we had occasion to discover in our personal lives. Rabbi Abadie is a wonderful person and leader and he is the soul of the Safra Synagogue. The efore, we - and many others who have interacted with him - love him dearly.
- Henry Kressel
My fi st meeting with Rabbi Abadie was during my interview to establish the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised by his wonderful personality and incredible vision to create an educational institution for our Sephardic Community that would supplement the Safra Synagogue and give our Community a school they could call their own. In the six years working with him, I have found his wisdom, insight, and sensitivity to be a major factor in the development and success of our school. When we have our annual Shabbaton for our parents at the Safra Synagogue, each parent feels his warmth and respect. He always takes the time to meet and encourage each parent to become part of the Synagogue. He honors the name of Edmond J. Safra to our students and parents, and his leadership as an unpaid Head of School is a tribute to his
Rabbi Abadie at a SAM School Graduation Ceremony
dedication to the Communi- joined the congregation, I had ty. He is truly a blessing to our many interactions with the RabCommunity and to our school. bi, most recently in order to prepare for the upcoming Bar Mitz– Chary Fox, vah of my son. I never had a sinEarly Childhood gle doubt about the integrity of Director, Sephardic the Rabbi, only seeing him as an Academy of honest and excellent servant of Manhattan Hashem and the Congregation. He has guided us, inspired us, I'd like to express my greatest support to Rabbi Abadie.Since I and helped us in the best way to
live our faith. He is there whenI specifical y recall one time ever we need him. He has my when I was late to my appointdeepest respect. ment in his medical offic many years ago. The secretary was – Pascal El Grably quite upset, but Rabbi Abadie My name is Joseph and I've calmly and skillfully assured her had both the distinguished that it was alright. Th t is somehonor, privilege, and Zechut of thing I will never forget. The e knowing Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD are many questionable charfor over 10 years. Thebiggest gift acters in this world, but Rabbi in the world that the Edmond J. Abadie is not one of them. He is Safra Synagogue has is having a man of true character. Sincerely him as their Rabbi and Spiritual Leader. He is of the greatest advocates not just for the Jewish Itsik Zeitouni Community in NYC, but for the On behalf of my wife and famJewish Community worldwide. ily, I would like to clearly and Every Shabbat and during emphatically state our love and the week he has filled the Syn- respect for our esteemed and reagogue and enriched it in every vered Rabbi Elie Abadie. We are way possible. The essence and a Sephardic family living on the foundation of the Community Upper East Side since 1991. Our has been based on his merit and 3 children have been attending hard work. Rabbi Abadie has Synagogue regularly on Shabbat tremendous talents and skills and have attended Ramaz from whether as a Medical Doctor, kindergarten all through to High or teaching and spreading his School. Our family was thrilled wisdom to the student base at when the Edmond J. Safra SynYeshiva University. agogue was established on 63rd Th y wanted him to stay Street, and we became Congreand teach the Jewish Leaders gants immediately after meeting of tomorrow. Yet, in his greatest the Rabbi and his family. demonstration of commitment, Th y have done an amazing, he took upon himself the obliga- and unquantifiable service for tion and duty of tending to our our Sephardic Community. RabCommunity instead. The sacri- bi Abadie has been a signific nt fices the Rabbi has made to stay reason why so many families feel the course and lead our Com- a true sense of community, with munity are all in merit to Ed- pride in our history and heritage. mond J. Safra's Blessed Memory. The e is no one who has conRabbi Abadie has not only used tributed more to the Sephardic his platform as Rabbi to help Community of Manhattan than all of those in the Community, Rabbi Abadie. He has worked but he has also gained attention tirelessly to represent our peoworldwide and has placed the ple with dignity, grace, and with Safra Synagogue on the map as immeasurable knowledge of Jua world-renowned Sephardic daism. I have personally seen the organization. remarkable growth of our ConPeople from every corner gregation from its inception, and of the world come to the Syn- it is gratifying to see how much agogue not just because of its it has fl urished and taken shape grandeur and physical appear- as a vibrant center of continuous ance, but rather, to hear the activity in both religious and sowords of wisdom that Rabbi cial arenas. Abadie speaks every week in Rabbi Elie Abadie is trucommemoration to Edmond ly "one of a kind" in both his J. Safra and all of the other Ke- rabbinical skills, and outreach doshim who passed away before capability. As our rabbinical their time. The words that I have leader, he has enabled our Manwritten come from the heart and hattan Sephardic community to are the truth. hold its head up with pride. With our sincere best wishes
– Joseph Scutts
The absolute number one, best part of my weekday mornings is attending the 6:30 am Minyan with Rabbi Abadie. After Minyan, we all enjoy a delicious breakfast and a very inspiring class by the Rabbi. Equally as thrilling is attending the early Minyan every Shabbat, while once again enjoying a scrumptious breakfast and words of Torah from Rabbi Abadie. I take my seat directly facing the Rabbi, and his warmth, humor, and knowledge on all subjects create a standing room only crowd. There really is no better way to add excitement and positive energy to your day! Fondly
I know Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD since he began his medical practice on Kings Highway many years ago. As I have watched him become one of our Community’s greatest and most respected Rabbis, I have always regarded him as a righteous and fair man. I want you to know that I stand behind him 100%.
Rafael & Ruth Fouzailoff and family
I have been a great fan of Rabbi Abadie since he arrived at Beth Torah as our new Rabbi. Over the years, I have watched his career build as he became the Founding Rabbi of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue. It was amazing to witness as he united our Sephardic Community in Manhattan and attracted so many people to the Synagogue. When he succeeded in starting the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan, I was fl bbergasted and so proud. He tirelessly speaks about our Sephardic Community’s history, culture and traditions here and all over the world. In a short time he has accomplished a great feat.
The following excerpt is from an address I delivered last year as Co-Founder of the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan, at the 5th Annual Gala honoring Rabbi Elie and Estie Abadie: See The NYC Sephardic , page 42
The Jewish Voice
JANUARY 13, 2016
Aleh’s New Hospital to Fill Rehabilitative Care Gap in Israel’s South Health Minister Litzman: “Aleh Will Make Quality Rehab Care Accessible to All” Edited by: JV Staff
n January 3, Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman visited the Negev-based rehabilitative village of ALEH (www. ALEH.org), Israel’s foremost network of state-of-the-art facilities for children with severe complex disabilities, to lay the cornerstone for ALEH’s new Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital. Slated to open in early 2019, the hospital will meet the urgent needs of residents in Israel’s southern region, providing long-term rehabilitative care following accidents, strokes, and severe injuries sustained during terror attacks. Th nks to signific nt fin ncial support by the Ministries of Finance, Interior, and Housing,
problem is so severe that patients from the Negev are invariably referred to hospitals in the center of the country, taking the Department for the Devel- during the ceremony. “I don’t usually attend corner- them far from their homes and opment of the Negev and the Galilee, and the JNF, the hos- stone laying ceremonies because families for appropriate care. pital will feature three, 36-bed one never knows if the project ALEH’s Neuro-Orthopedic Reinpatient wards specializing in will actually reach completion. habilitation Hospital will fill this neurological, spinal and ortho- But ALEH's track record of tire- care gap by providing quality pedic rehabilitation, and will less work on behalf of Israelis long-term rehabilitative care in utilize advanced technologies, with disabilities is unrivaled, a fully supportive medical envisuch as robotics and virtual reality. The development of a sports center, public facilities for outpatient services, and a research center are also planned for future stages of construction. “The Negev can no longer be considered the periphery because the desert is blooming more than ever before. Israel's south is a beautiful place to work and live, and this facility will enhance it further, making quality rehabilitative care accessible to everyone in the region,” said Health Minister Litzman (Left to right) Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, ALEH Director General Yehuda Marmorstein, ALEH Negev Chairman Major General Doron Almog, KKL-JNF World Chairman Danny Atar, ALEH Negev CEO Avi Wortzman, Head of the Merhavim Regional Council Shai Hajaj, ALEH VP of Construction and Procurement Yishai Segal, and JNF CIO Eric Michaelson surround the cornerstone of ALEH’s new Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital in the Negev. Photo credit: Sivan Parag
Major General Doron Almog, his wife, Didi, and Israeli First Lady Nechama Rivlin unveil the corner stone of ALEH’s new NeuroOrthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital in the Negev. Photo Credit: Sivan Parag
The NYC Sephardic Continued from page 41
“….I would want to talk about the night we brought a group of parents together…. The room was filled with a group of people so blessed… Th y were filled with optimism. …And what we all wanted, was to make a conscious choice on how to teach our children… At the time, the most pressing need was to build this school. It took so much courage and leadership…. We need to have the courage to commit ourselves to do what is right for our children…Because tonight we honor Rabbi and Estie Abadie. Both of you have been at the center of this Community for so long. ...Tonight we stand up and choose our leadership. … Rabbi and Estie: I choose you, we all choose you.”
Daniel J. Harari
Rabbi, scholar, student, teacher, mentor, healer, friend: Elie Abadie carries each mantle with grace, dignity, and responsibility. Rabbi Abadie nurtured a nascent, Sephardic “outpost” into a growing, vibrant community; fostering robust growth of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, spearheading the creation of a community school, and leading the development of a state of the art Jewish community center. Rabbi Abadie’s positive influence reaches the overall Manhattan Jewish community - and well beyond. A member
and I am confi ent that this project will be successful.” Th ugh there is a shortage of rehabilitative solutions throughout the country, the residents of Israel’s southern region are especially underserved. The
ronment to residents of the Negev and IDF soldiers serving in nearby Gaza. “We believe that the residents of the south deserve the same care as those in every other part of the country. ALEH Ne-
continued success and Shalom.
tal visits, or unhappy news, we know Rabbi Abadie and Estie are here for our family. Th y are true role models as parents as well, and have raised a very loving and caring family. Rabbi Abadie is very compassionate and fair. As a natural leader, he has a true strength to stand up for his convictions. Yet, he always takes the time to give sound advice to each of us, and we all love him and look up to him. When we became new congregants several years ago, Marshall – who is from an Ashkenazi background - was suddenly stricken with brain cancer. Needless to say, it was Rabbi Dr. Abadie who was there, by our side in the hospital, until the cancer was gone. Our faith in Hashem has grown even stronger because of the warmth, guidance, and wisdom extended to us by Rabbi Abadie.
of the New York Board of Rab- Victor Tawil bis, he is a leader who influencHow often are we privileged es Jewish policy and progress. to know a rabbi who speaks the Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D.: vital breath of truth? I have folMench Define . lowed Rabbi Abadie’s lead as he courageously stood against the Maxine Dovere Jewish establishment when anWhoever attended the Syn- ti-Israel elements were permitagogue for the past fourteen ted to march in the Israel Day years and has had the fortune Parade. On a personal note, Rabto experience the wonders of Rabbi Abadie fi st hand, knows bi Abadie invited me into his his true character. Th y know home and spurred me to earthat his actions speak louder nestly search within myself for than his words. The e are the the resolve to carry on during a actions of a Rabbi who walks, dark chapter of my life, a time lives and breathes Torah values. when I was weary from deIt was Rabbi Abadie and his spair. The Almighty has given staff who, under his leadership us a remarkable rabbi who is filled up every seat and made a model of integrity, faith, and the Synagogue into a vibrant wisdom. center for our Community. My support and the support of my Dr. Paul Ferbank family, who attended regularly, , Psy.D are behind Rabbi Abadie 100%. I have known Rabbi Elie Abadie for a number of years. Jonathan Eshagian He has always been warm and We have known Estie and gracious to me. I respect him Rabbi Abadie for over 18 years. greatly as a religious and comWe met through our children munity leader. I have had the and we became fast and true honor of being invited by the friends. The Rabbi is our hala- Rabbi as a guest speaker at the chic, moral and spiritual guide. Synagogue, and have been able He is unique in his ability to view his impressive leaderto balance the challenges of a ship firs hand. Respectfully modern world without compromising Torah values and Dr. Mark Meirowitz our Aram Soba traditions. Rabbi Abadie has proven his Rabbi Elie Abadie and his commitment to Klal Yisrael, wonderful wife Estie are always and especially Sephardic Jew- available to everyone, no matry. He has worked tirelessly to ter what time of day or night promote Tikun Olam and has it is. Whether it is for happy built a beautiful and thriving times – weddings, brit milahs, Community in Manhattan. shalom bayits and bar missWe wish and pray for his vahs, or sad – funerals, hospi-
Victoria and Marshall Aronow
When we arrived in Manhattan in 1980, the city was a desert for the Sephardim. Attending the Westbury Hotel on Yom Kippur with my father and Edmond Safra, we were lucky to have a Minyan. There was no community or leadership. Years later, Edmond J. Safra Synagogue was built, and in a master stroke we had a bespoke Spiritual Leader : Rabbi Elie Abadie. We rushed to the fi st Shabbat - only 30 people attended. Fast forward to hundreds of people attending every Shab-
Blueprints for ALEH’s new Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital in the Negev. Photo credit: Sivan Parag
gev-Nahalat Eran was founded on the principle that a person is a person no matter what, and this hospital will continue what we started. In this place, all people will be provided with the best possible care and loved beyond measure,” said Major General (res.) Doron Almog, the Chairman of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran and the recipient of the 2016 Israel Prize. “As an added benefit, those undergoing treatment at the hospital will be able to utilize the facilities and services of the entire rehabilitative village, enhancing the level of patient care tremendously. The e is no other place like ALEH Negev in the world, and our goal is to expand our village and establish the very best rehabilitation facility in all of Israel.” Th ugh President Reuven bat now. Popular, dignifie , impeccable, and peerless, the Rabbi – with importantly, the selfless contribution of his wife and children - has made the Synagogue a worldwide centerpiece for the Sephardim. A self-evident testament of brilliance and devotion. In a dream we could not be happier. Th nk you, Rabbi Elie Abadie.
Rivlin was forced to cancel his appearance at the event at the last moment, his wife, Nechama Rivlin, took his place for the ceremony. Also in attendance were Member of Knesset Meshulam Nahari, Deputy Minister of the Interior and Development of the Negev, Galilee and Periphery; Shai Hajaj, Head of the Merhavim Regional Council; Danny Atar, KKL-JNF World Chairman; Eric Michaelson, Chief Israel Office for Jewish National Fund in Israel (JNF-USA); Yehuda Marmorstein, Director General of ALEH Centers; Avi Wortzman, CEO of ALEH Negev; and ALEH International Board Members Norman Godfrey and Rachel Rogoff Since 2005, ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, one of four See Aleh’s New Hospital , page 38
die for over twenty-five years. Whenever someone in our family had a question regarding Jewish laws, we have always contacted Rabbi Abadie. Not only is he a Jewish mentor and counselor, he is also a close friend and relative, who gave a beautiful speech at our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. During the last year and a half, our daughter was ill. Rabbi Abadie, without hesitation, came to visit her at home sevBina and Steven eral times and gave her blessDabbah ings. He additionally used his My husband, family and I medical knowledge to help us have been Congregants at the with her case. B’H she is doEdmond J. Safra Synagogue ing much better now. No other since their doors opened 14 Rabbi we have ever known is as caring and dedicated to his years ago. I wanted to reach out and Congregation. Our family considers him let you know that our Rabbi Abadie is dedicated to each our Rabbi wholeheartedly, no and every family in the Syna- matter the situation. Sincerely gogue. He and his family went above and beyond to build this beautiful, Sephardic communi- Nathaniel and ty here in NYC. As an example, Esther Bier the Rabbi developed a program The aforementioned writers for the children that taught and others in Rabbi Abadie’s them how to read and pray in congregation applaud his inthe Sephardic tradition. credible efforts in building the The program has become Sephardic Community in Manso successful that even adults hattan, which he started with are now studying as well! As only 36 members over fourteen a result, my boys are the best years ago. The Community has readers and my older son leads swollen to thousands of memthe Minyan in his school. As a bers, and Rabbi Abadie is credleader, Rabbi Abadie has made ited with founding the Sepharour Community grow into a dic Academy of Manhattan. He large, happy family, and we is also the driving force behind would not be what we are to- the future Community Center day if it wasn’t for Rabbi Aba- on the Upper East Side. With die, his wife Estie, and their Hashem’s help, Rabbi Abadie wonderful family. and his wife and family will continue to grow the Sephardic Cynthia Tarzy Community beyond anything We have known Rabbi Aba- ever thought possible.
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Maimonides Expert Offers Tips for Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Achieving Your Goals in the New Year Stomach Infections: Study Edited by: JV Staff
Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria
very New Year’s Eve, many people create lists of resolutions that are often forgotten several weeks into the New Year. Th most common aims are related to diet, exercise and self-improvement. Dr. Stephan Kamholz, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Maimonides, offers suggestions that will help you reach your goals in 2017 and make those resolutions stick. “Most of us try to make too many changes at once,” says Dr. Kamholz. “It’s important to set modest and realistic goals so we don’t set ourselves up for failure. You can also set small, incremental goals within a larger goal.” Many of us get lazy in the winter months, spend more time indoors and pay less attention to staying fit. For most people, it only takes a few small changes to reverse this and improve overall health and wellness. If you have a health issue or chronic condition, Dr. Kamholz advises that you follow your doctor’s advice before embarking on any new diet or exercise regime. For those in good health, he offers the following tips to achieve improved wellness: • Introduce healthier foods into your meals, instead of focusing on things to give up. • Go for a walk regularly. You’ll
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P Introduce healthier foods into your meals, instead of focusing on things to give up.
reduce stress, strengthen your immune system and increase your overall energy. You can increase activity by walking instead of driving, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. • Incorporate a serving of vegetables into your lunch and dinner every day. • Integrate whole grains into your menu. Try new grains like barley or quinoa, or experiment with a new recipe using familiar whole grains. • Increase your fluid intake by incorporating more water into your daily routine. “If you spend January following these suggestions, you will already have a healthier lifestyle by February,” Dr. Kamholz explains. “Maintaining those new healthy habits can be a boost throughout the year.”
A great way to improve your chances for success is to encourage friends and family members to join you in these simple lifestyle changes. Most people do better with the “buddy system” and support from loved ones. Maimonides Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. Our accomplished physicians are known for innovation and strengthening our teaching and research programs. With 711 beds, the Medical Center is dedicated to bringing patients the most advanced care available— anywhere. Maimonides continues to grow in response to evolving models of care that better serve patients and families, and is an affiliate of Northwell Health. To learn more, please visit www. maimonidesmed.org.
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eople who take heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may be at increased risk of two potentially serious gut infections, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 565,000 adults, found those on certain heartburn drugs had higher risks of infection with C. diffici and Campylobacter bacteria. Both bugs cause abdominal pain and diarrhea, but can become more serious — especially C. diff. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half a million Americans were sickened by the infection in 2011, and 29,000 of them died within a month. The heartburn drugs in question included both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — brands like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium — and H2 blockers, such as Zantac, Pepcid and Tagamet, the study authors said. All suppress stomach acid production, and the researchers suspect that may make some people more vulnerable to gastrointestinal infections. The new findi gs, published Jan. 5 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, aren't
The heartburn drugs in question included both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — brands like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium — and H2 blockers, such as Zantac, Pepcid and Tagamet, the study authors said.
the fi st to raise such concerns. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already warned about a risk of C. diff infection linked to proton pump inhibitors. "This study offers more evidence that there's an association," said Dr. F. Paul Buckley, surgical director of the Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center at the Scott & White Clinic in Round Rock, Texas. Buckley, who was not involved in the study, said it's also important to see the results in a bigger context. Long-term use
of PPIs, in particular, has been tied to a number of health risks, including nutrient deficiencies bone loss and heart attack, he said. Because PPIs are so common and available over-the-counter, people may assume they're "100 percent safe," Buckley pointed out. "There's still a myth that these drugs are benign," he said. "It's not true." The new findi gs don't actually prove that either PPIs or H2 See Heartburn Drugs May , page 37
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Notice of Formation of MAXMO 33 EAST CLINTON AVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/04/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC, 600 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/13-2/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GROKASH REALTY ASSOCIATES, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/03/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/04/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: c/o Eleanor Zweibel, Manager, 236 W. 30th St., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Creations Network Inc., 3411 Silverside Rd., Rodney Bldg., #104, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of the State of DE, Corp. Dept., Loockerman & Federal Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/13-2/17]
Notice of Formation of FUND CAPITAL LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/23/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 295 Ave O, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/132/17]
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Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 155 West 11th Street Owner LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/1/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal business location of LLC: Rockefeller & Co., Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10020, Attn: General Counsel. DE address of LLC: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [12/231/27]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Charach Walk Holdings LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/1/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal business location of LLC: Rockefeller & Co., Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10020, Attn: General Counsel. DE address of LLC: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [12/231/27]
Notice of Formation of HELLER FUNDRAISING GROUP, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/16, becoming eﬀective on 01/01/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/132/17]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 5529-427-433 Dean Street Brooklyn LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/2/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: CT Corporation, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/23-1/27]
Notice of Formation of HUBERT HUBERT LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/09/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 1280 Fifth Ave. Apt. 17B, NY, NY 10029. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Lei Meng at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/13-2/17]
20 MEADOW REALTY, LLC Articles of Org. ﬁled NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/18/2016. Oﬃce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY 11206, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [12/161/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 414 GREAT PLAINS LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/17/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Seward & Kissel LLP, Attn: Scott M. Sambur, One Battery Park Plaza, NY, NY 10004. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of Formation of CA Bedford Holdings II LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/3/16. 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 The LLC, 1412 Broadway, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/16-1/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 121 SPRING RETAIL OWNER, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/13/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o 60 Guilders, LLC, 370 7th Ave., Ste. 1400, NY, NY 10001. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of Formation of CA PTMA LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/16. 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 The LLC, 1412 Broadway, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/16-1/20]
Notice of Formation of 1917 CP UNIT, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/05/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [12/16-1/20]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 30 PP PH80 LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/02/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/01/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with State of DE, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [12/16-1/20]
Notice of Formation of PATRICIA LANE EQUITIES LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/01/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 55 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10003-4398. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert Kantor, Esq. at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [12/9-1/13]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of LONDON 64 LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/01/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/09/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: c/o London Management Corp., 60 W. 38th St., Ste. 6W1, NY, NY 10169. 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., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, P.O. Box 898, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [12/9-1/13]
LADIES WHO PRINT, LLC. Art. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 11/21/16. Oﬃce: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, which also serves as the registered agent address. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [12/91/13]
SWAN HEART LLC Articles of Org. ﬁled NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/30/2016. Oﬃce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 250 East 60th St., #4A, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [12/91/13]
Notice of Formation of USFELIX, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: USFELIX, LLC, 1538 41st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of Formation of EXISTENT FILMS LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 1148 Fifth Ave., #12C, NY, NY 10128. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Kate Ballen at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/11-12/16]
Notice of Formation of LIONHEART CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 299 Park Ave., 42nd Fl., NY, NY 10171. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: General Counsel, 299 Park Ave., 42nd Fl., NY,NY 10171. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/11-12/16]
Notice of Formation of 19 PATCHEN OWNER LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/16. 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 The Hudson Companies, Inc., 826 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. [11/11-12/16]
Notice of Formations of NSRG BROTHERS REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/2016. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ralph Daniel, 1322 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful act. [11/11-12/16]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of MTK UNIT 402, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/08/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/03/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Attn: Kevin Dieterich, 767 Fifth Ave., 40th Fl., NY, NY 10153. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/18-12/24]
Notice of Formation of NEW YORK CITY FOOT SURGEON, PLLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of PLLC: 28 W. 44th St., Ste. 209, NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. As amended by Cert. of Amendment ﬁled with SSNY on 09/09/16, name changed to NEW YORK CITY PODIATRIC SURGERY, PLLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/18-12/24]
Notice of Formation of Validus Nutrition LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/7/16. Oﬃce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jesse Rothman, 1292 Rockland Ave, #2B, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/16-1/20]
Notice of Formation of Lyle LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 11/16/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cornelia Guest, Bessemer Trust, 630 5th Ave., NY, NY 10111, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [12/9-1/13]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SAVANNA INCENTIVE VEHICLE IV, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/21/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Savanna Asset Management, LLC, 430 Park Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [12/231/27]
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Notice of Formation of HM Food Trade IP LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with NY Dept. of State on 10/26/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: HM Food Trade IP LLC, c/o Harold Moore, 95 Horatio St., No. 235, NY, NY 10014, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [12/23-1/27]
Notice of QualiďŹ cation of SAVANNA SLP VEHICLE IV, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/21/16. Princ. oďŹƒce of LLC: Savanna Asset Management, LLC, 430 Park Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF Kings, Ventures Trust 2013-I-H-R by MCM Capital Partners LLC, Its Trustee, PLAINTIFF, V. Ahasan Ullah, Mariyum Ullah Nawaz, ET AL., DEFENDANTS. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly ďŹ led on May 26, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Courthouse, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on December 01, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 1260 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 1365 and Lot 30. Approximate amount of judgment is $1,068,574.58 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of ďŹ led Judgment Index # 013416/08. Frank L. Perrone, Jr., Esq., Referee Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Attn: Jackie Halpern Weinstein, Esq., 120 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10271, Attorneys for PlaintiďŹ€
served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ďŹ led
Blue Seaside LLC, a domestic LLC, ďŹ led with the SSNY on 9/22/16. OďŹƒce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, c/o Ark LLP, 1177 6th Ave., 5th Fl., New York, NY 10036. General purpose. [11/18-12/24]
with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [12/231/27]
Notice of Formation of Homeport Restaurant LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with NY Dept. of State on 12/9/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. Sec.
Notice of Formations of 4228-38 PARK REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/9/2016. OďŹƒce location: Bronx County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4228-38 PARK REALTY LLC, 4228-38 Park Avenue, Bronx NY 10457. Purpose: any lawful act. [11/1812/24]
of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Homeport Restaurant LLC, 50 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [12/23-1/27]
Notice of Formation of CPG Fox LLC, Art. of Org. ďŹ led with Secâ€™y of State (SSNY) on 11/4/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 28 E. 28th St., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activities. [12/23-1/27]
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Notice of Formation of Park Avenue Prosthodontic Associates, PLLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Chad Hanna, DDS, 420 E. 61st St., Apt. 5E, NY, NY 10065. Purpose: practice the profession of dentistry. [11/25-12/30]
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, NA, PlaintiďŹ€ AGAINST Joy Smith a/k/a Joy L. Smith; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated April 20, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on December 15, 2016 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1062 Bergen Street, Unit 3D, Brooklyn, NY 11216. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block: 1219 Lot: 1012. Approximate amount of judgment $407,579.53 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of ďŹ led Judgment Index# 20162/2013. Gregory M. La Spina, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the PlaintiďŹ€ 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: September 23, 2016,
Notice of QualiďŹ cation of Compound Management II, LLC. App. for Auth. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/13/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: David Hirsch, 156 5th Avenue, Ste. 600, NY, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with De Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/62/10]
Notice of Formation of ATLANTIA ADVISERS, LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/16. OďŹƒce location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C T Corporation System, 111 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/6-2/10]
Notice of QualiďŹ cation of Compound Management III, LLC. App. for Auth. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/21/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: David Hirsch, 156 5th Avenue, Ste. 600, NY, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with De Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/62/10]
Notice of Formation of KLYNS STUDIO LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/23/16. OďŹƒce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Josef Epstein Accountant, 786 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/4-12/9]
Notice of QualiďŹ cation of 74TH STREET CONSTRUCTION MANAGER LLC. Appl. for Auth. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/20/16. Princ. oďŹƒce of LLC: 152 W. 57th St., 60th Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. oďŹƒce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ďŹ led with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/4-12/9]
JANUARY 13, 2016 Notice of Formation of CENTER FOR CREATIVE JUDAISM LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the Sec'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/06/2016. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
PAGE 47 Notice of Formation of GO W 42nd St Developer LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/23/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Christopher Jaskiewicz, Gotham Org., 432 Park Ave. S., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activities. [11/25-12/30]
Notice of Formations of LAW OFFICE OF LAURA E. COWAN PLLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/02/2016.
Notice of Formation of GGP RC Parking LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/9/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. [11/25-12/30]
designated as agent of the LLC upon whom
mail process to: The LLC, 70 Pine Street, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful act. [11/25-12/30]
Notice of Qual. of GHS Management LLC, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/8/16. Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 3/16/15. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 70 E. 55th St., NY, NY 10022. DE oﬀ. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [11/25-12/30]
York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: Sidney Hoﬀman, 98 Second Ave., Ground Fl., New York, NY 10003. General purpose. [11/2512/30]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BSEED 17 LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. LLC
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BLUE OCEAN BROKERAGE FUTURES, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/15/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 19 W. 24th St., 5th 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 princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/2512/30]
11230. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19008. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BPP NEW HYDE PARK LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/03/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [11/25-12/30]
lawful activity. [11/25-12/30]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Essex Woodlands IX, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on
Notice of Formation of Sun Way International Realty LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/2013. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 148 Madison St, New York, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. [11/25-12/30]
6/2/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 1675 S State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover,
Notice of formation of Alefanz Capital, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/13/2016. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [12/2-1/6]
DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [11/25-12/30]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Thor Gateway I & II Owner, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/9/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on
NAPPSTAR LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with SSNY on 7/20/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and shall mail process to: NYCPS, 1357 Broadway #332, New York, NY 10018. Principal business address: 122 W. 20th St., Ste. 1W, NY, NY 10011. General purposes. [12/2-1/6]
11/7/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Thor Equities, LLC, 25 W. 39th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [11/25-12/30]
Form. on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [12/30-2/3]
Notice of Formation of POLAR STORK, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
Notice of Qual. of Dragon Auto LLC, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/18/16. Oﬀ. loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 8/12/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Seward & Kissel, Att: Noelle Indelicato, One Battery Park Plaza, NY, NY 10004. DE oﬀ. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on ﬁle: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [12/30-2/3]
Notice of Formation of MSZ Park Ave, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/16. 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 The LLC, 1009 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/30-2/3]
against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/30-2/3]
Notice of Formation of Covaband LLC, Art. of Org. ﬁled with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/18/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process Purpose: any lawful activities. [12/30-2/3]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CAVU Venture Partners GP OY, LP. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/14/16. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o CAVU Venture Partners, LLC, 515 W. 20th St., Ste. 4W, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. 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
formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/09/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 729 Ocean Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY
Plaza, NY, NY 10004. DE oﬀ. addr.: CSC, 2711
to 1501 Lexington Ave., #2A, NY, NY 10029.
3151 Broadway LLC, a domestic LLC, ﬁled with the SSNY on 12/26/12. Oﬃce location: New
served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Seward & Kissel, Att: Noelle Indelicato, One Battery Park
to: The LLC, 195 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY
Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY has been
process against it may be served. SSNY shall
NY Co. LLC org. in DE 10/5/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be
Notice of Formation of Morgan Green LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/16. 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 Davis & Gilbert LLP, 1740 Broadway, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. [12/30-2/3]
Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of
mail process to: The LLC, 610 E. 7th Street, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Qual. of Dragon Auto Management LLC, Auth. ﬁled Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/6/16. Oﬀ. loc:
lawful activity. [12/30-2/3]
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS UMB BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE OF MART LEGAL TITLE TRUST 2015-NPL1, Plaintiﬀ AGAINST Michael Singh AKA Michael J. Singh, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 17, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on February 09, 2017 at 2:30PM, premises known as 83 COOPER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 3433, LOT 51. Approximate amount of judgment $514,368.24 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of ﬁled Judgment for Index# 5137/2013. Robert A. Abrams Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiﬀ 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221
JANUARY 13, 2016
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JANUARY 13, 2016
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I’M LOOKING FOR ELDERCARE JOB. I have 30 years experience & excellent references. Live-in or live-out. Full time. Call 347-485-9133 LM1118
ELDERCARE AVAILABLE. Energized, motivated women take care of Elderly including Alzheimer Patients. 15 years experience. Call Pearl 914-6193303/ 914-909-0224 LM0120
EUROPEAN CAREGIVER. I will live in or out. 14 years experience. Excellent references. Call Olga 732-581-7838 LM1202
CNA (NYS CERTIFICATION)SEEKS EMPLOYMENT. I’m an erienced Certiﬁed Nursing Assistant. I have experience with Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Respite Care. Will care for elderly in their private residence or Sitter in a Hospital/ Nursing Home availability: 11PM-7AM MonFri and/or 7PM-7AM Fri, Sat, Sun (negotiable.) References available. Valid Driver’s license. Call 866-673-5505 or 914-843-8853 LM1202 SENIOR CARE. WORRIED ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES? I will care for your loved ones like my own. 15 years experience. Reliable, responsible. Live-in Monday- Friday. Excellent References available. Call Jean 917-991-5041 LM1111 NURSING ASSISTANT With Excellent References from Hospital, Nursing Home & Private. Live In or Live Out. Day or Night. 12 hours, 5 days a week. I have Clean Driver’s License. 516-466-3923 LM1216
WRITING SERVICES Are you looking for a professional writer? Business or personal? Website content, newsletters, songs, poems, scripts etc. Impact writing. Call: Sara Gross 443-564-1590 CB1230
Experienced Well Known Rebbi is Available to Tutor your child To Help Them Realize, Enjoy & Reach Their Full Potential. Available for Bar Mitzvah lessons. Available during Yeshiva Hours & Eves call: 718-256-2994 Lv Msg CB1223 **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
PIANO/VOICE LESSONS – Your Home/My Home Local Well Known Teacher. Call Today *** 954-485-0065 *** MK
CONTEMPORARY FAMILY CARE :Provides Screened NANNIES* Kosher Housekeepers* Travel Companions* Day & Weekend Relief Staﬀ* Sleep –in or out* HS0429
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JOBS, SERVICES & FOR SALE CLEANING SERVICES
HAVENESE PUPS. Home
JULIA’S HOUSECLEANING! Houses, Apartments, Condos, Oﬃces, Windows, Commercial/ Residential. 5 Years Experience, References. Free Estimates. 914-373-1880/ 646-255-9162 LM1230 Cleaning Agency. Are You looking for Spanish or Hungarian Cleaning, live-in, baby-sitting, home attendant. Mostly full time. *Also, Hungarian men to do various types of work incl home attendant. Call: Faigy 10 AM6PM only, 718-435-4362 CB1223
BICHON, $895. Shih Tzu, $925. Yorkshire Terrier, $950. (Chocolate) Lab, $950. Cairn Terrier, $800. Westie, $875. Min. Schnauzer, $975. Min. Boxie, $950. 609-685-0208 LM0210
GERMAN SHEPHARD PUPS: Born 10/10/16, all black, champion background. The ultimate gift. Up to date shots, vet certiﬁed. Asking $800/ each. 914-907-6482 LM0203
raised with kids. Male/ Female Available. Parent’s health clear & on premises. Puppy’s health guaranteed. 516-596-8639 LM0120
Certiﬁed Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman,
ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott FoxOwner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
LCSW WINTER SPECIAL, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
NEED WORK DONE AROUND THE HOUSE? Don’t have the time? Tired of having a “to-do list?” Handyman, all phases of work. 516-313-5158 LM0313
Reuven’s Repairs. Small electric and plumbing, $125. House call plus parts. Servicing Brooklyn. 347-585-3544
Famous Hagstrom Street Atlas 5 Boro – Shows All Streets
MAPS FINAL $24.95 EDITION 800-327-7992 CATERING/ CHEF SERVICE
BOOKKEEPING SERVICES. Build your business, let us handle the bookkeeping! Packages starting at $200/ month. Complete tax services. Email: craig@cfieldandco. com or 516-378-2775 for more info. LM1007
In South Florida offering transportation, driver available for twenty four hour Pickup to and from airport, trips, reasonable rate, Shomer Shabbat car or SUV available. 305-215-7304 CB1209
FURNITURE- Loveseat Couch, very good condition, $225. Couch, very good condition, $175. Maytag Clothes Washer, 2 years old, very good condition, $200. Negotiable on all! Cash only! 609-971-3529 LM0210
PRIVATE CHEF AVAILABLE. CHARMING, EASY TO WORK WITH EUROPEAN TRAINED CHEF, BASED IN NYC IS AVAILABLE FOR INTIMATE DINNER PARTIES AND LARGE EVENTS IN YOUR HOME OR VENUE IN THE HAMPTONS. WWW.CHEFSEBNY.COM 908-723-9570
Seeking Mensch: Petite, Attractive, Blue-Eyed, Blond Female, Baby Boomer. Manhattanite, Widely Published Journalist/ Author/ Educator. World Traveler (Xian to Cuba), MBA. Passions: Musical Theater, Cabaret, Concerts, Comedy, Dining Out (Greasy Spoon to Grand.) Witty Soulmate Reply to P.O. Box 4167, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 101634167 LM1014
FOR SOUVENIR COLLECTORS OF WAR ITEMS. I have an American Flag that ﬂew over Afghanistan in 2002 with documentation & their newspaper. Asking $25,000 neg. Call 732-779-7622 LM0120
VINTAGE COSTUME AND STERLING JEWELRY, Designer Bags, And Much More! Appt. Only. 914-772-4611 LM0120 DINING ROOM SET (FRENCH PROVINCIAL). Excellent condition. Table, 4 chairs, China cabinet & buﬀet. Asking $1,000 neg. 516-796-9860 LM0120 LENOX 26 piece Blue Tree set, $1,200 & 23 piece Lenox Blue Tree set, $1,100 or $2,000 for both. Call Cathy 516-660-9520 LM0217
LENOX CHINA. Brookdale Style, 12 place settings, including cups, saucers, platter bowl, creamer, sugar bowl, salad & bread plates, perfect condition. $800. 516-931-1449 LM0120 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Flute- Pearl, 2 ClarinetsBuffet & Selmer, Alto SaxLike New. Also, Music Books Available. 732-833-1692 LM0113
FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE. Private Parties, Gated Communities, Country Clubs. Tri-State Area & Florida. Having a Party for Mom or Dad? Professional Performer Appeared at Waldorf, Plaza Hotels, Restaurants. JERRY CARDONE, PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER. Reasonable Rates. 516-770-8176 LM1125
Large Van for hire for any purpose also pick up cargo from airport. Experienced and honest. 917-696-0000 CB1230 VOLKSWAGON GTI 2011, 6-speed, Autobahn package, 71,500 miles. New tires & brakes. Asking $12,499. Call 516-445-7148 LM1202
INTERIOR- EXTERIOR, PLASTERING & TAPING, WALLPAPERING, WALLPAPER REMOVAL, SHEET ROCKING, DEMOLITION, TILE- FLOOR & WALL LEAVES CLEANED, INSTALL DOOR LOCKS, SMALL CEMENT JOBS, REPAIR WINDOWS, FIXES WINDOW SCREENS, KITCHEN & BATHROOM PLUMBER REMOVE CARPETING, FIXING FLAT ROOFS. PROFESSIONAL QUALITY. FREE ESTIMATES. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
CALL YURY 347-536-2183
JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960
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REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSES BROOKLYN
GRAVESEND OPEN HOUSE. One family detached brick in Gravesend area. 36 x 50 on 5694 sq ft lot. Full ﬁnished basement, detached 2 car garage, 3BR, 2 full baths, EIK, living rm, dining rm, basement, 2 large rms, kitchen, ½ bath. Owner Motivated! Call Agent Gina- Remax 917-584-4539 HS0712
OPEN HOUSE. EVERY SUN 1-4PM. 2910 Nostrand Ave (Kings Hwy & Ave P.) Drastic price reduction! Price includes roof terrace and parking. New 2 and 3 Bedrm Condos, 1,3751,451 SF, 2 baths, 2 kitchen sinks, elevator. Tax abatement. Final C of O. Wilk R.E. 718-3760606 HS0626
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
10 Beautiful Newly Decorated Classrooms. Air Conditioned. Immediate Rental. Central Bklyn Location. Serious Inquiries only. Available Immediately. Call: 718-837-3916 Leave Msg CB0113 Oﬃce Space For Lease Flatbush 3,400 Sq Ft 1 Flight up, 7300 Sq Ft Lower Level, 10 Ft Will Divide, Build To Suit Call: Moshe 718-614-4646 CB1230 Boro Park/ 17th Ave, Dahill RdBeaut, newly renov oﬃce, pvt entr, bsmt 400 sq ft, sunlight, bth, c/a, room for 7/8 desks, pre-wired. Call: 347-871-1661 CB1118
OFFICE FOR RENT. AVE U & E 4th ST. Second ﬂoor. Great location. Call David at 718-9987600 Ext 10 LM0729 WAREHOUSE FOR RENT CONEY ISLAND near NEPTUNE AVE 11,000 sq ft, No Columns, M1 Zone $12,000 / month Call Mr. Harry @ ALPINE REALTY 718-238-1788 HS0724
34th St #252 W Betw/7th &8th ave.STORE 1800 SF + MEZZ 1500 SF New Storefront, BrokersWelcome Falcon Properties.com, 212-302-3000 HS0808
RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR RENT. Corner space. Near courthouse, JFK Airport & hospital. Suit to ﬁt. $1,600 per month includes all except for electric. Leave message 9AM5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819
HOWARD BEACH Medical Oﬃce for rent, established location across from shopping center, waiting room, reception area, 4 exam rooms+x-ray room. Handicap bathroom, 1st ﬂoor handicap accessible w/electric lift, 1800 sq. ft. parking easily available, 347- 322- 3614. HS0729 L I C- 460sf or 370 sq oﬃces ,well managed building wf private, private bathrooms,views,of Manhatten.3-8 Minute walk to LIRR, 7 train,restaurants & shops Easy access 5to Midtown Tunnel , LIE & BQE Call 718-7848100 HS0701
OSSINING. Commercial garage space, 2200 sq ft. Zoned for auto repair & body work. Also, commercial outside storage. Frame equipment for sale. Rental or sale available. 914-941-3239 or 914-804-3461 LM1216 OSSINING/ BRIARCLIFF. Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist looking for Office Share for a professional in health related field. Asking rent $825/
· WAREHOUSE * · MASPETH, QUEENS · 7500’ or 3500 sq. ft NEW BUILDING 2nd ﬂoor w/ Elevator & PATIO, Wide Street, OWNER PAYS TAX References & Gd Credit OWNER 347-739-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org HS0603
3060 EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traﬃc, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Raﬁ- 718-364-1400 or 347-495-0614
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812
SOUTHAMPTON. Restaurant , wine bar, catering, wine tasting, patio dining, valet parking, chef’s garden. Over an acre. Jitney stop at property. Branding, hospitality, events, long term or pop-up. 702-378-6338 LM0106 FRANKLIN SQUARE OFFICE FOR RENT. Join Prof bldg w/ dentists & med doctors, good location, lots of parking. 1,000 sq ft avail. $22-$24/ per sq ft. 516-485-9740 LM1216 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT LEVITTOWN A-1 Prof. Bldg. 1-2-3 Rm. Suites. From $399/ Mo.Free Utilites. 516-735-6681 LM0911
month including utilities. Oromyologist.com 914-302-6983 LM1125 OSSINING. OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE BY OWNER: In the heart of Ossining, Spring & Main St. Walk to RR. 45/ min to NYC. Ideal professional space, suitable for professional and varied businesses. Spacious 3,200 sq ft room, can be divided into two offices, 1,600 sq ft/ each. One 400 sq ft office. Suite w/ conference room, kitchenette & 5 offices. Elevator access for ADA accessibility. Storage space available. TWO Municipal parking lots available w/ 3 free hours. Please Call Angelo 914-3375903 (O) or 914-282-9973 (C) LM1021
KATONAH- Office Suite for Rent. Charming Victorian House converted into professional office space.
BRONX COMMERCIAL FOR 4060 SALE 13% Return on Investment Shopping Center, 27% Return on Equity with Depreciation. Built ’97 . 40,361 Sq .Ft. 12,000 Cars/Day. Low $ Down. Seller Financing. Bronx: Development 44 Apartments, Approved Plans: Mixed Use Elevator Little Italy 12% Return On Investment: Vacant Lot: Queens: 9 + MultiFamily 14% Projected Return on Investment 800-242-9888 AL@ LichtensteinRE.com CB0120
OUT OF STATE
MIDDLETOWN/ RED BANK. Professional Office Suite in Bank Bldg at 75 Hwy 35 North, 1st floor, 650 sq ft. 732-741-3313 LM1223 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. BRICK, NJ. 775 sq ft. Office Space. 2 Suites available. Great high visibility location. Perfect for attorney or the like. $1,250/ month. 732-2455119 LM1125 OAKHURST, NJ. Office space for rent. 1 block off Rt. 35. $295. Large office, $475. Both include utilities + wait area. 732-859-2296 LM1230 EATONTOWN, NJ. Class A highrise, fully furnished, luxury rooms or suites. Will beat any monthly price! Call 212-257-7307 or Email email@example.com LM0826
therapist. 2 min walk to train station. Call 914-232-4000
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE
located on 2nd flr of bldg. Perfect for counselor or
BREWSTER. Prime location! Office Space for rent on Rte 312 off I-84 in Brewster/
equipped, 1900 sq ft office space. Space offers full
KENT Office/ Retail Space on Route 52 corridor. Move your business from your basement or use our space for your pop-up or incubator business. Spaces range from 750 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft. Rent ranges from $950 to $2,200. Short and long term leases available. 845-878-7833 LM0106
WHITE PLAINS AREASTORAGE & PARKING RENTAL. Clean & convenient enclosed storage shed & outdoor truck parking. Perfect for contractors or landscapers. Call 914-923-3429 LM0701
DENVILLE/ MORRIS CTY, NJ. PROF’L SUITES/ 1,350 sq ft; $19/ sq ft; ground floor, private bath, onsite parking, lots of windows. Email: tvleo@ carroll.com or Call T.V. LEO REAL ESTATE 973-227-2676
Furnished, sublet (400 sq ft)
Carmel area. Luxurious, fully
NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE SPACE OR HAIR SALON FULLY EQUIPPED FOR RENT, Rt. 6, Mohegan Lake, NY. For Information, Call 914282-6602 LM0708
kitchen, private bathroom, enclosed office and cubicles
Avenue M/ East 2nd Street. Approximately 1500 square feet basement, private entrance, 9 foot ceiling. Call 845-274-5886 CB0127
included as well as conference room. Office space is handicapped accessible with parking included. Call 914949-2000 Ext. 428 LM0923
Located at 1814 Crompond
area. Agent wants to retire.
information, Call 914-469-9178
Rd, Route 202. For more
Must be able to obtain your
own financing & currently be
ELMSFORD. 4,000 Sq Ft. High
.in the insurance business
14 Ft overhead door. Drive in,
Bay Warehouse with office.
no automotive. Call 914-592LM0703
WELL ESTABLISHED AMERICAN DINER LOCATED IN THE MIDTOWN EAST AREA. GREAT OPPORTUNITY. REASONABLE PRICE. RENT LISTED UNDER MARKET VALUE. FOR FURTHER INFO. CONTACT NICK(646) 209-2671. RW
2 WAREHOUSES FOR SALE IN LONG ISLAND CITY. Unique Opportunity for a Visionary Investor, or Best Use! LONG ISLAND CITY WITH WALKING DISTANCE TO 9 TRAIN LINES. R, N, Q,W, E, F, 7, M, AND G TRAINS. Less than a Mile to RFK, Tri-Borough, Pulaski Bridges and Midtown Tunnel. SUPER CENTRAL LOCATION! Please CALL 347-539-0052 LM1223
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE QUEENS, GLENDALE, NY 25 SQ FT REFURNISHED. BIG STORE FRONT WINDS & LARGE OFFICE WITH 3 PARKING SPACES. GOOD FOR MEDICAL OFFICE OR RETAIL BUSINESS CONTACT : SAL @ (917) 921-5239 RW0423
NEW YORK STATE 7060 PAWLING, NY. Four Lots for sale in Cushman Farms. Lots have ample acreage & are set up to start building your dream house. Views are breathtaking. Great place for your family or retirement. Call 914-949-2000 Ext. 428 LM0923
OUT OF STATE
TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY, NJ. For Sale, user/ investor opportunity, 9,000 sq ft Commercial building on 1.74 acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multipurpose building, drive-in doors, great for all type contractors. Traffic counts over 44,000 cars per day. REMCO REALTY 732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916 JERSEY CITY. Builder’s Dream! Exclusive, residential lot is located on a quiet street East of Garfield Ave. Asking $225,000. Hurry! Won’t last! Call Grisell Romero at Exit Preferred Realty 201-6533948 LM0902 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. Wilkes Barre, PA. 4 family income, $2200 a month, 4 garages, $150,000. Deli and 2 Apts, $120,000. We will hold mortgage. 570-825-8631 KK0911
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE.
Agency For Sale. Marine Park
For Sale – Brooklyn Industrial Warehouse & Dev Site (M1-4) 30,000 Built SF + 150’ Wide Dev Site Call Marcus Jecklin Epic Commercial Realty (646) 278-4674
Building For Sale 15,000 sq. ft. 1,000 sq. ft. office 2 loading docks Linden, NJ Heimishe Area 30 min from Boro Park Call: 347-882-8037 RW1230
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APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN
Ave J/E 27th St- Upstairs in 2 fam, 4 BR, 1 bth, w/d in bsmt. $1950 month plus heat. Avail Feb 1st. Call 917-364-5588 CB1223
OCEAN PKWY/L & M. First Floor 1 BR apt. Mod Kit & bth. Private house. All utilities included. $1,500. Call 917-559-5447 CB0113 Mill Basin/E.65 St/Ave U: 2 BRs, newly renov. Granite counters. Nr shuls. $1600. 917873-1156 , 917-723-7328 CB1223 Beautiful renovated furnished basement apartment. Great for one person, central location. Avenue J/E 13th Street, Brooklyn. Near subway, buses, shopping. Call or text Phone Number 646-591-6018 CB1125 MIDWOOD. Nice & clean 2BR, 1 bath apt. No pets, no washing machine. Near transportation & shopping. Available immediately. $1,600. Call Owner 631-655-6591 LM1125 E.13 St/ Ave V. 2Brs, 2nd ﬂoor, private house, new appliances, new carpet, new kitchen tile, $1,800, heat included. Call owner 917-703-3331 CB1125 BED STUY. Lovely 2BR Apartment in Well-Maintained Brownstone. Move-in ready. Only $2,250/ Month and Includes All Utilities. No Pets. For Appointment, Call Mrs. E. 347-721-6529 LM1028 Midwood For rent studio (also can be used for office) 2,3,4 Bedrooms Apts Call 718.376.4444
UPPER WEST SIDE – West End & 99 St.Seeking, roommate, spacious, 7RM, Apt.BR, Shower, shared kitchen, DR,$2,000/mo E; adyassky@ aol.com / 212-864-5288 HS0506
Bronx Tremont. 1820 Clinton Ave & 175th ST. Beautiful 1 Bedroom In A 3 Family House No Pets. $1000. See Landlord SAT ONLY. Call Owner 718-299-8347AE0115
FARMINGDALE. New, Very Large Apt, 1453 sq ft, 3 big bedrooms, walk-in closet, central a/c, central heat. Near LIRR. Private entrance. Immediate! $2,350 + utilities. 1 month security. No pets, no smoking. References checked. 631-252-0720 LM0113 DEER PARK. Small 1BR, small kitchen, driveway parking. No smoking, no pets. 2 month’s security. $850 + utilities. Available now. Owner 516-848-5631 LM1202 SOUTH HEMPSTEAD. Rockville Centre schools, 3BR, 2 baths, EIK, DR, LR, deck, in-ground pool 16x32. Near Molloy College. Gorgeous Apt. $2,700. 516-385-2165 LM0923
JANUARY 13, 2016
REAL ESTATE EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE. Secluded getaway, circular driveway, Cathedral ceilings, wooded floors, pool, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, stainless kitchen, w/d, plush gardens/ landscape acreage. End of season special. $22,900. 8/10- 9/14. Fran 212-4729821/ 631-324-5143 or Barbara 917-287-2072 LM0814
NEW YORK STATE 7010 HUDSON, NY WEEKEND HOUSE RENTAL. Want a diﬀerent kind of Weekend Home? Always wanted to Live on a Farm? Love Animals, Horses, Dogs, Cats, Goats, etc? Bring Your Own! 12 Horses, 12 to ride. Miles of Trails+ Indoor Arena. Want to look out the windows to see your Horse in a Pasture next to Organic Gardens? 518-9296092 LM1028 NEW ROCHELLE/ WESTCHESTER. 1BR apts available. Extra-large rooms, eat-in kitchen. Near shops/ beach. No pets. $1625/ $1550/ $1490. 914-478-2442 LM0715
OUT OF STATE
WEST NEW YORK, NJ. 3BR, LR, DR & garage. ½ block from Blvd East. $2,300. Call Mariana at Coccia Realty 201893-6257 or 201-867-2100
RONKONKOMA / NOB HILL – End unit, second floor, 2BR condo. Pergo & new tile in kitchen bath & balcony. Pool & tennis/ $222K. Call Owner 631-806-3488 LM0318
Stunning Southold Condo, gated, 55+, 2bd/ 2ba, full basement with cedar storage, pool, clubhouse. Call Bonnie Boeger, RES of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at (C) 631-662-1983, (0) 631-941-3100 LM0120
HOUSE FOR RENT 6030 PLAINVIEW. 3 Year Old Colonial! 4BR, 3 baths, 22’ EIK with island, 15’ FDR, 30’ MBR Suite. Huge Bsmt. Job Relocation Forced Sale. $5,100. Realtor 516-316-8551 LM0708
BROOKLYN LONG ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE
Bed Stuy Get more bang for your buck with this LARGE 1007 SqFt condo ,located on a beautiful tree lined block .$600,000. NEGOTIABLE . 347-493-6976 HS0506
NYC, West End Avenue, 84/85 St. lg 7rm Condo for sale. 2500 sf, 5 BR, 3 bths Drmn bldg, no bkrs, $ 4.75M 917806-5080 HS0311
KEW GARDENS CONDO FOR SALE. 116-24 Grosvenor Lane. Modern & renovated 2BR, 1 bath, balcony, gym, common room, rooftop terrace, concierge. Low floor. Immediate parking available. Walk to temple. Asking $499K. Call Jason at Prime Realty 718-229-2922 LM1113
NEW SPRINGVILLE- Ground level end unit. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, galley kitchen. Asking $289,000. By owner 347-231-0829 KK0108
OUT OF STATE
7020 Winter and Summer Vacation Rental. Beautiful nine Bedroom house in South Fallsburg, New York, (sleeps up to twenty ﬁve), two ﬁreplaces, huge kitchen and dining room, living room, oversized porch. Available for family retreats. Please call 347-309-8485 to reserve your weekend. CB0217
L.I. APT. RENTAL WANTED
APARTMENTS FOR SALE / CONDOS
The downtown Village Center, with its Tudor architecture, has a variety of stores, professional oﬃces and residential units and the Metro North Railroad. It so situated so that you can enjoy city life, suburban life, country life and ocean life within relatively short distances.
NEW YORK STATE
SEAFORD HARBOR: RENTAL WANTED: apt or studio. Sandy survivor seeks to move back to Seaford Harbor. Call Don 516-428-8916 LM0619
Scarsdale is located in beautiful Westchester County a residential community only 24 miles north of New York City and rated as a leading upscale community, has an outstanding school system with 99% of its graduates going on to higher education. There are over 20 parks and playgrounds, 26 public tennis courts, a municipal pool, and two 18-hole golf courses with Scarsdale Boundaries.
114 BIRCHALL DRIVE. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAYS 2-3:30PM OR APPOINTMENT.. Call Ray 212 602 1137 This house is located in the prestigious Murray Hill location near the ﬁnest school system, ﬁve minutes from the Metro North and thirty ﬁve minutes outside of Manhattan. Truly a great value being oﬀered by a Motivated Seller. .Built in 1933 as a small mansion on one acre, this house has been upgraded to a larger home with attached 2 car garage for a growing family. Enter into a formal foyer with half bath right into a large country kitchen, granite island with bright breakfast area leading into Mother-in-law or Media Room. The house has a formal 35 foot long dining room with ﬁreplace and wet bar. The 1400 sf. family room contains three exposures, a 30ft cathedral ceiling, and a second ﬁreplace. Exit onto onto a wrapdeck which spirals down to a 600 sf. patio overlooking the rear of the property / gardens. The second ﬂoor features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, and a Romeo Juliet balcony overlooking the family room. Marble Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower. Servants’ quarters converted into bedroom and laundry room. The basement level features large rec- room with Lap Pool and lower den with FDR ﬁreplace. Exit the den onto a large patio overlooking large rear property, with babbling brook ample for garden & children’s play.
CHARMING 1880 WHALERS HOME. Near Sag Harbor on Ferry Road, bay access, greenery: 4BR, 2 baths, ﬁreplace, remodeled kitchen/ bath. (10/15-6/30): $3,500 per month; Or (10/15-5/23): $2,500/ month. Call/ text 303476-0159 LM1016
FLUSHING, N.Y. Location, Location, 3BR TUDOR detached. Garage, Kitchen w/new SS appliances, Large Dining Rm, Living Rm w/ Fireplace, Sun Porch, W/D Walking Distance to Synagogue, near all LIRR. 10 min to Whitestone Br. MLS + 2% rebate. Asking $888.000. Call 718-308-7184 www.choicearea. com HS1211
OUT OF STATE
DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full ﬁn bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600 LM0902
HOUSES FOR SALE NEW JERSEY SEASIDE HEIGHTS: OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 1-4, 1 Blvd New Condos Starting @ $399,900 Ocn & Bay views 1 Blk-Bch shopping & restaurants, upgrades everywhere. Mike Seaside Rlty Inc 732-330-6651 HS0527
CONDO FOR SALE FLORIDA BAL- HARBOR/RITZ CARLTON Great investment w/income potential Rarely avail 2 BR.2 ½ bth,sub-P/H suite in best line (14/15) w/ spectacular ocean & city views ,pvt foyer & elev.fully furn designer décor, world class amenities & services the ONLY deeded garage space in hotel Nr “The Shul “ Contact Douglas Elliman R.E Betsey Lee Turner 305-310-6888 HS0115
HOUSES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
Ave N/ Bedford, Very large,Mod,1 Fam,3 BR 2 Bth,Duplex, pvt drv,gar,lrg deck,Must See1 $3,950, Bkr 718-382-4839 HS0610
NEW YORK STATE 7030 DOBBS FERRY- 2BR with porch, W/D, parking, close to schools & transportation. Good schools! 20 minute train ride to Manhattan. No pets. Available immediately. 917-838-9040 LM1209
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1560 E. 27 ST/Ave P-Kings Hwy. Det 3 Br dplx, 2 bths. Fin bsmt, 30x100. pvt drv. grt blk. $$975K. 917-399-8431 CB1223 GRAVESEND (PRIME). 2 family, double buildable, 40x100 lot, $1.375 Million. 2360 & 62 East 1st Street. Barbara Puccia RealtyBrokerage Cell 718-755-1609 www.BarbaraPuccia.com LM0127 MIDWOOD. Location! Location! 2 adjacent semi-det 2 fam buildings being used as 1 fam. House in need of TLC. Ideal for end user or developer looking for that special Midwood address. Properties will only be sold as a package. Call for more info. Ask for Roz or Joe at Kingsview R.E. 718692-2010 LM0923 BENSONHURST/ BORO PARK. 3 Contiguous Properties. Two 1 family homes & one 2 family home. Redevelopment potential. For any inquiries, please call Bobby at 718-4754356 LM0812 GRAVESEND. WEST 3RD ST & AVE S. Gorgeous 1 family, detached brick home. 5BR, 2 baths. 2,600 sq ft Duplex. Marble floors. Cathedral ceilings. Very spacious and sunny. Brick garage and parking for 3 cars. Owner wants to sell! Elite R.E. Walter 212-658-0788 LM0701
KGH- 68TH RD. Well kept det. Lot 48 x 100. 4BR/ 3 baths, laundry, office, large EIK, 2nd floor BR with balcony. 347455-0066 HS0902
* NE Bronx Residential Area * 3 BR Duplex, lg rms., fin bsmt, 2 complete mod bths, lg fenced bkyd, Mod Kit, garage + driveway. Priced to sell! Call owner 718-882-4665 MK0220
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REAL ESTATE STATEN ISLAND
Staten Island Mountaindale: 3 BRs. htd Fl arm, fin bsmt, 2 bths, lg EIK, some furniture. Heated & A/c’s. Mint condition. All new appliances. Nr. shul. 917-453-6926. HS0729
NEW YORK STATE 7040 WOODBOURNE, NY. Magical 101 acres with breathtaking
KEY WEST. CONDO FOR RENT.
MONMOUTH MEMORIAL PARK.
January 7- January 14, 2017.
1-site double plot up & down.
2BR’s, 2 baths, $1,800.
$1,995. 732-462-5633 LM1209
Main house has 5BR, 3 full
WEST PALM BEACH, FL.
baths & 2 swimming pools.
CONDOS FOR SALE. Century
2nd house has 4BR & 2 ½
Village. Short walk to temple.
baths. 3rd house has 2BR &
WESTHAMPTON DIVORCE SALE! Almost new waterfront French chalet. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths. Must sell! $1.5 million. Brokers welcome. 631-903-7582 LM0715 SOUTHAMPTON- BISHOPS POND. BY OWNER. 4BR Townhouse, pond and field views, first floor master, finished basement, many upgrades, never lived in. Perfect condition! $1,995,000. OWNER 917-214-1573 LM0701
for caretaker. Must see! Best offer! Call Owner 718-938-4130
PLOTS FOR SALE
NEW CITY, NY. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Expansive 4/5BR ranch. See picture & info www.33snowdropdrive.com
MEMORIAL PARK. Beautiful
Price negotiable. Marvin
ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL FOR SALE: 3 Indoor Niches For Cremains. Location: Beautiful “Heritage Gardens” on the Hill
elevated GARDEN E level 5. $7,500 or best oﬀer. 203-595-5414
$859K. No Brokers.
Placement: All 3 Niches Are Together On Level 2, Facing Front. Cost: $5,200. Conditions of Purchase: Certiﬁed Check
OUT OF STATE
Block 25. Graves 5 & 6. Beautiful location. Value $8K. 212-924-3486 LM1230
PLOT FOR SALE: ROSEHILLS
plots. Park Reserve, Sec 2.
ROSEHILL CEMETERY IN
Payable To The Owner- Title
PUTNAM VALLEY. Lovely double
Transfer Immediate. Contact
cemetery plots. Asking $3,000.
Michele @ 201-923-4533 (Cell)
Call 845-225-8019 LM1209
construction, 4BR, 2.5 baths colonial. Basement, 2 car garage, decorative molding, hardwood ﬂoors thru-out. $364,900. All oﬀers! 908-330-8964
TOMS RIVER. 2BR, 1 & ½ baths, Enlarged & Remodeled Sussex, Great loc, L/R, D/R, kitchen with oak cabinets. Den, Garage, Gas heat, A/C, Hardwood ﬂoors, Sprinkler system on well. Move-in cond. $157,900 OBO. 732-286-1012 LM1223
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
FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY Spacious Lakefront With Water Views Single Family 5 Bdrms – 2 Master Bdrms w/Sep Bths, 4.5 Bths All, LR, DR, Gourmet Kit, 3 Car Gar, Huge Lake w/Endless Boating & Fishing, Private Boat Dock Can Be Built
TOMS RIVER, NJ. Holiday City. 55+. 2BR, 1 bath, garage, new carpets & new appliances, central a/c, gas heat. Asking $126,000. Call Owner 732-341-0616 LM1209
MERRICK-WATERFRONT HOME, HAMPTONS IN MERRICK, 4BR, 2.5 BA, Dock your boat in backyard, 2 car garage, Low taxes. No damage from Sandy. Walking distance to house of worship. $839K 516-532-4626
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204
CENTER MORICHES. By Owner. 4 Crosby St. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, den, 2.5 car garage with shop. $319,000. Call 631-987-5764
home. Au pair/In law/ Close to
Immaculate like new!
SOUTHAMPTON- Unique 4BR, 3 baths. Private. Heated InGround Pool. Equipped Guest Quarters/ Pool House/ In-Law Space. Valued As High As $1.5 Million. Selling at Bargain Price of $975K. Best Buy in Hamptons! Learn Why. BY OWNER 516-769-7954 LM0619
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)
MANHASSET. THE CHATHAM. Huge 7BR, 5 baths & Club! Corner house. Lot size 4,400 sq ft +. Indoor & outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, etc. 24 hour doorman. $1.68 Million. Agent Sandy 917-299-2545 LM0715
WELLWOOD CEMETERY. 2
views, lake & pond & 3 homes.
1 bath. Garage has studio WATERMILL. BEST VALUE! Charming, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Lush landscaping, hot tub, outdoor shower and white marble kitchen with stainless accents! Adjacent to horse farms, minutes to Flying Point Beach, Bridgehampton & Southampton. Must be seen! $929K. By Owner! Please Call 516-317-1455 sandrakaren@ aol.com LM0819
LAGRANGE TOWN OF, $350,000
$749,000. 6bed, 4.5bath beaches/ New London. Outdoor pool. Tranquil/quiet. Call 806-912-3377 HS0821
No. Miami Beach. 4 houses for sale in heart of Jewish community. Also Miami Bch. Lic Real Estate Broker Call Erica 305-761-1612
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
CATSKILL MT./ HUDSON VALLEY HOME FOR SALE 4 BEDROOM HOME INLAW APART. OFFI CE SUITE 2 1/2 HRS FROM NYC FLEXIBLE SPACE ADD. LAND AVAIL SUITABLE FOR FAMILY COMPOUND WWW.24JOELMAUSTIN.COM 518 622-9647 LM1002
SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DEAL, NJ. THREE LEVELS, 3/4 BEDROOMS, 3-1/2 BATHS, BASEMENT, GARAGE AND MORE. WALK TO BEACH, SHOPPING, HOUSES OF WORSHIP. EASY LIVING ON THE JERSEY SHORE. PRICED TO SELL @ $548,000. CALL MARY TAWIL @ 732-693-8210.
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