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400K March in NYC for "Women's Rights" - Spearheaded by Radical Leftists By Hannah Hayes
n Saturday, January 21, the streets of Manhattan were flooded with an estimated 400,000 protestors, who aimed to send a message to President Trump along with several other Women’s March rallies around the country. For the majority of the day, a huge chunk of Manhattan was forced to standstill with gigantic crowds lined up along Fifth Avenue nearby Trump Tower. The protesters booed Trump and waved signs mocking his ties to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia as well as his hair. The New York Times reports, “It was a moment of
“We’re here saying, ‘No, people do not have permission to grab women without our permission.’”
both catharsis and camaraderie in a city that was, for the most part, shocked and disappointed by Mr. Trump’s ascendance to the presidency. Holding a ‘Nasty Woman’ sign, Grace Huezo, 20, was buoyed by the huge turnout and the joyful mood.” Huezo told the NYT, “I’m hopeful to see so many people that are not giving up and they’re keeping their spirit. We’re all just going to stick together over the next four years.” Huezo, who is a student at Hunter College, said she and her sister were marching in defense of women’s rights. The recording of Trump in 2005 that was revealed during his campaign, in which he made lewd comments about women, completely disgusted Huezo. She said, “We’re here saying, ‘No, people do not have permission to grab women without our permission.’” The march started on the
march is merely the first of many more while Trump is president. Another speaker alluded to the diversity debate that led up to the marches, she said she wants equal pay, and “not just for white women.” Subway stations were overwhelmed and streets of the city clogged with marchers throughout the day. According to the NYT, “Men and women wore pink ‘pussy hats’ and held signs that read, ‘You lost here, Donald,’ and ‘I’m Still With Her.’ Around 4 p.m., near Trump Tower, a wall of police officers tried to keep people moving as protesters chanted, ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Plenty of children attended the march with parents and grandparents. Along the route, Annabel Lui, 6, stood on a bench proudly holding a Protesters marched on Saturday, January, 21 along 42nd Street near Grand Central Terminal in sign that said: ‘Little Donald, one of many Women’s March rallies across the country. you’ve been a bad boy. Now go East Side, with a rally close to rally in urging Trump to keep ter of progressive America, to your room for the next four years.’ Passers-by stopped to Trump World Tower. Mayor the Affordable Care Act. and that will never change.” Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray said, “New York Famed actress Whoopi watch as she chanted, ‘Trump McCray led the crowd at the City has always been the cen- Goldberg predicted that this has to go!’”
Polls: Hillary Would Beat deBlasio in Mayoral Race By: Kevin McCaffrey
ccording to a Quinnipiac University survey that came out last week, Hillary Clinton would beat out the incumbent Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio if she were to run as an independent. According to the data, 49% of the electorate would vote for the former Democratic Presidential candidate for the presidency, while 29% would vote for De Blasio. Clinton has not formally announced a run for the Mayorship and has not indicated any future plans to run for public offi . The survey consisted of 1,138 voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points, meaning the
results may vary either way. Out of those surveyed, 45% said that they approve of De Blasio and 46% said they disapprove. 49% said that the mayor does not deserve to be reelected and 42 % he does deserve it. 61% of registered Democrats said that they would support Clinton if hypothetically the two Democrats would run against one another under the same party banner. 29% would support the Mayor in that scenario. 45% of independent voters would vote for Hillary, according to the survey. The Quinnipiac survey indicates that De Blasio would win the Republican vote, while Hillary would win the male, female, black, white and Hispanic subsections
welcomed the prospect of a Clinton run for mayor, one former aide has told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the 2016 election was likely the last time that Clinton will run for public offi . Neera Tanden, the head of the think tank the Center for American Progress said that “I don’t expect her to ever run for any elected offic again.” In spite of the fact that the President resides in the Empire State, Trump is immensely unpopular in New York City if the election results are any indicaAccording to a Quinnipiac University survey that came out last week, Hillary Clinton would beat out the incumbent Democratic tion of his standing among his fellow New Yorkers. Hilary, on Mayor Bill De Blasio if she were to run as an independent. the other hand, won the popuof the electorate. The only borAlthough major media out- lar vote in the 2016 presidential ough that favored De Blasio lets like the New York Times election by 3 million votes, and over Hilary was Staten Island. and the New York Post have made a resounding statement
in her home state of New York, receiving 79 percent of the vote, or 2 million votes to Trump’s relatively paltry 461, 184. Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, Tim Malloy stated that “New Yorkers aren’t in love with Mayor de Blasio, but they seem to like him better than other possible choices-except Hillary Clinton, who probably is an impossible choice.” If the poll data holds true and if a real possibility exists that Clinton can become Mayor after her hopeful presidential bid, she herself has not readily accepted the consolation prize and has yet to state openly that she will utilize the momentum from her presidential bid to run for mayor; only time will tell.
Feds: LIRR Crash Due to MTA’s Failure to Follow Safety Regulations By: Kristina Stukalenko
he MTA admitted that after a federal government investigation into a train crash in Hoboken in 2016 that killed one person and injured 100 more, it had failed to implement safety regulations recommended by the investigators of the Hoboken crash that may have averted the derailment of an LIRR train in Brooklyn shortly after the start of the New Year. According to the New York Post, the Federal Railroad administration put out an advisory to train agencies in December telling them to increase communication between engineers and other crew members
as they are approaching stations or terminals. The renewed protocols were not in place when the LIRR train lost traction at Atlantic Terminal on January 4, MTA official said, it was traveling at twice the speed limit when it derailed.104 people were injured as a result of the crash. As of yet, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash and has not yet determined an official use. The MTA was in the process of putting the new changes into effect but were too little too late to avert the catastrophe at Atlantic Terminal. Since then, the have added in the recommended changes, making it mandatory that the conductor steps Arts and Culture Book Review Business and Technology Classified
The LIRR train lost traction at Atlantic Terminal on January 4, as it was traveling at twice the speed limit when it derailed. 104 people were injured as a result of the crash. As of yet, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash and has not yet determined an official cause.
into the cab as the engineer approaches the final s ation. Steve Morelli, a spokesman for the MTA, said that “we are taking an aggressive approach to the recommendations.” Although the officia reason for the derailment has yet to be identifie , investigators are citing sleep apnea as a possible reason for the calamity. According to the Daily News, the MTA found that 12% of its workforce has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. 51 MTA workers have it and are now undergoing treatment for the condition. Two people already filed lawsuits against the MTA. The fi st to do so was Clifford Jones of Queens Village, who sustained injuries to his right knee, right
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shoulder, his neck and his back. Jones also claimed that he suffered from emotional distress as a result of the crash. He wrote in his notice of claim that he would be suing the agency for $5 million in damages. The second person to sue the LIRR is 63-year old Wanda Reich, who sustained broken ribs and nerve damage when passengers landed on top of her as a result of the impact from the collision. Reich’s complaint cites sleep apnea as one of the prime reasons for her lawsuit. Her complaint states that it is the MTA’s responsibility to ensure that the engineer is “fully cognizant and aware of his faculties” while driving the train Op-Ed Parsha Special Features Travel War on Terror
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Cuomo & Trump Meet for Talks on Fed Aid for Healthcare & Housing By: Carlton Dorazian
overnor Andrew M. Cuomo met with President Trump last week in order to discuss future plans he has in store for New York and in what ways the federal government may aid in realizing those goals. Specifical y, the Governor discussed housing, health-care and infrastructure.
Reporters greeted Cuomo outside of Trump Tower. He described his meeting with the President as “not adversarial” The conversation took place in Trump’s offic at Trump Tower two days before the President had been formally inaugurated. Both Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio find themselves in a bit of a quandary when it comes to Trump's presidency.
Not only do Cuomo and De Blasio want to avoid running against the stripes of their party and constituents, but Trump lost the Empire State to Hillary in spite of being a New Yorker and his anti-immigration agenda, coupled with the mass rallies held against him in support of woman, undermine core liberal values that define what it means to be a New Yorker. Reporters greeted Cuomo outside of Trump Tower. He described his meeting with the President as “not adversarial” According to the New York Times, Cuomo emphasized infrastructure spending, federal tax deductions for state and local taxes, and the Republican initiative to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Cuomo pressed the importance of healthcare; stating in his dialogue with Trump that should he eliminate the Affordable Care Act, “three million New Yorkers will lose health insurance if the health law is repealed.” According to Newsday, re-
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo met with President Trump last week in order to discuss future plans he has in store for New York and in what ways the federal government may aid in realizing those goals. Specifically, the Governor discussed housing, health-care and infrastructure.
pealing Affordable Care will likely cost the State $3.7 billion and would put 2.7 million New Yorkers at risk of losing health insurance. Cuomo said to reporters that he felt that Trump was “knowledgeable about the issues on the Affordable Care Act,” adding that Trump’s “been
briefed on the federal side — I wanted to make sure he had the New York state perspective . . . as he’s considering those federal issues.” The Governor and the president also discussed much-needed infrastructure developments, including upgrades to JFK and
Kennedy airports, which had been announced late last year, but the logistics of which have yet to be decided. Hopefully, federal aid can speed up the process of bringing these and other plans to fruition. The Governor also called attention to the issue of homelessness and the potential role that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can take in alleviating it. “We have record homelessness in New York City...HUD could be a great, great ally to cities and states in actually combating homelessness.” The Governor headed the Department in the 1990's during President Bill Clinton’s tenure in the oval offi . Cuomo said of his meeting with the President “Many of the issues that are being discussed in Washington would have a profound effect on New York. Not just New York, but all big states across the country. I wanted to make sure that he was aware of the impact on places like New York.”
NY Lawsuits Blame Social Media in Int’l Terror Attacks By: Larry Neumeister
T The plaintiffs include the families of Taylor Force, a Vanderbilt University student and Lubbock, Texas native stabbed to death in Tel Aviv last March, Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, (pictured above) a 16-year-old dual Israeli-American citizen kidnapped and killed in Israel in 2014, and 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who was killed in 2014 when a Hamas operative drove his car into a crowd at a train station in Jerusalem.
he families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists. Twitter says it has suspended hundreds of thousands of user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism. But that isn't enough, say lawyers for the families of terror victims, including a brother and sister killed in last year's bomb attacks in Brussels and an American college student slaughtered in Paris. In a string of lawsuits filed
in New York, they say they want Twitter and Facebook to pay damages for failing to stop violent extremists from using their platforms to recruit followers, intimidate enemies and raise money. "If you or I tried to send money to Hamas, you wouldn't get around the block," said Robert Tolchin, a lawyer for the families of Brussels attack victims Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski and Paris massacre victim Nohemi Gonzalez. "Banks are required to check before they do any wire transfers. Why is it any different to provide a communications platform to Hamas, to ISIS?" Relatives of those three victims filed a federal lawsuit
against Twitter earlier this month, saying the San Francisco company violated the U.S. Anti-terrorism Act by providing material support to terrorists. It seeks unspecified damages. Another lawsuit filed last year on behalf of five people killed or injured in terror attacks linked to Hamas blames Facebook Inc., saying it provides material support to Hamas. The plaintiffs include the families of Taylor Force, a Vanderbilt University student and Lubbock, Texas native stabbed to death in Tel Aviv last March, Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old dual See NY Lawsuits Blame , page 37
Former Bklyn State Senator John Sampson Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail By: Edward Mulgrew
ormer New York State Senator John L. Sampson, 51 was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison after being found guilty of thwarting a federal investigation and making false statements to government agents in 2015. Mr. Sampson represented Southern Brooklyn’s District 19 and was the Democratic leader in the Senate before he was indicted. Sampson purportedly lied to the Feds while they were investigating the embezzlement of more than $400,000 in state money while Sampson worked as a Court-appointed referee for properties that were undergoing foreclosure in Brooklyn. Sampson was ultimately not charged with embezzlement by Judge Dora L. Irizarry on the grounds that the statute of limitations had passed. Prosecutors did end up charging the Senator with obstruction and lying to federal agents. Mr. Sampson was ultimately
cious that the Feds may be closing in on him. Noel also testifie against Sampson and got off with one year of probation, losing his job in the process. "I want to apologize to the federal government. It was an honor and it's still an honor to have been a paralegal for the U.S. Attorney's offi ."Noel lamented to Judge Dora Irizarry as he awaited sentencing. Senator Sampson also asked Noel to look up information on Ahmad’s mortgage fraud case. According to prosecutors, Sampson also approached an emFormer New York State Senator John L. Sampson, 51 was ployee of the U.S. Attorney for the sentenced last week to five years in federal prison after being Eastern District and requested a found guilty of thwarting a federal investigation and making witness list before the start of the false statements to government agents in 2015. trial so that he could “take them outed by his friend businessman mad identified the register during out.” In spite of his cut throatedness Edul Ahmad. Ahmad agreed to trial testimony. Sam Noel, a paralegal at the with which he spoke in describturn in Sampson after the government charged Ahmad with U.S. attorney’s offic and a long ing what he planned to do to mortgage fraud. Prosecutors time friend of the Senator’s, those that tried to expose him, played a recording during the looked up information using Sampson was far more compasTrial that showed the former Sen- government databases to see sionate toward himself when ator taking a check register that whether or not there was a case describing his own plight during would prove the embezzlement being pursued against him the sentencing.“No one can underand place it in his pocket. Mr. Ah- Senator after Sampson was suspi- stand the suffering I’ve experi-
enced over the last chapter. For five years, I’ve been living a nightmare. I buried my father, and now my daughter’s graduating from Columbia…...I see all the media coverage and I think, is that really me? No matter how many positive things you do, only one incident or a couple can overshadow it all. My parents raised me better than this.” Sampson said as he stood before Judge Irizarry in Brooklyn Federal Court. “I understand that these actions caused suffering to my family, my constituents and my man, Sam Noel. Th Judge, however, would not have it and lambasted the Senator before sentencing him to 5 years for his actions. “For the life of me, I can’t understand what kind of monetary incentive there was behind this given your wife earns almost three-quarters of a million dollars a year as a partner at a highly regarded accounting fi m. And you yourself live well. What level of greed do you have to have to engage in this conduct?”
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New Yorkers Voice Mixed Feelings at Brooklyn Brewery to Stay in Celeb Filled Anti-Trump Rally Williamsburg; Lease Extended Past 2025 By: Vickie Tutowsky
he famous Brooklyn Brewery has decided to put a hold on its plans to relocate to the Brooklyn Navy Yard after landlords approached Steve Hindy, the owner of the brewery to ask him if he would like to extend his lease beyond the 2025 expiration date. Big plans are in store for the Navy Yard, which is set to be converted into a food manufacturing center after the brewery’s ownership had a change of heart. The brewery was founded in 1988 by roommates Tom Potter and Steve Hindy after Hindy returned from a vacation to the Middle East where he learned to brew beer. According to the Times, the original plan for the Brewery was to fi st move to what is now the Navy Yard, to build a restaurant on the roof of their new building and to also occupy offic space in the area. When his landlord told him about the renewed lease, Mr. Hindy said it came as a “big surprise” and the told the Times that he preferred to stay in Williamsburg because “people know we are here.” The company commenced as a local operation, but has since expanded and is currently sold in 30 different countries. Most recently, Japanese company Kirin has purchased a 24 percent stake in the Brooklyn Brewery and will
By: Diedre Mason
ayor De Blasio literally stopped traffic in Columbus Circle last week when he spearheaded a rally against President Trump. An estimated 20,000 New Yorkers gathered for the event. The roads were blocked off for hours for the event and the presence of jumbotrons and a giant stage located at 60th street where also the cause of massive traffic in the area. Mary Aliaj, a 30-year old StatThe famous Brooklyn Brewery has decided to put a hold on en Island resident that works at its plans to relocate to the Brooklyn Navy Yard after landlords the Valery Joseph Salon, told approached Steve Hindy, the owner of the brewery to ask him if he would like to extend his lease beyond the 2025 expiration date the Post that “It’s terrible, I just want to do home……it is worse start brewing the Brooklyn brand corner of North 11th Street and [than Trump] ...this is disturbWythe Avenue that Steve Hindy ing. I don’t think [the mayor]is in March. Not only is the brand manufac- told Crain’s New York the brewery going to solve anything. Th y tured throughout the world, the will tear down and rebuild into a should’ve done it somewhere original Brewery in Williamsburg larger office spa . that doesn’t stop other people. “If we could go a couple of more boasts a large foreign patronage, with 3,000 to 4,000 visitors coming fl ors up, then we could add offi in on the weekend to drink Brook- es and a beer garden and restau“I’m appalled at what’s lyn beer at the place where it was rant,” Hindy said. “It wouldn’t happening here and I am work fin ncially for the developer originally founded. angry at de Blasio…... Crain's New York reported that just to build the new space for us, [The protest]is a vanity the brewery’s decision to stay in so it would have to be part of a big- project. The money could Williamsburg will prompt a mass ger project.” be used for housing, Hindy also said that the ware- veterans, cleaning up the remodeling of the current space in order to accommodate the ex- house located on the south side city, etc.” pansion originally planned in an- of North 11th Street will be vaticipation of the move to the Navy cated and later redeveloped into residential space. The company Yard. The Brooklyn Brewery cur- will move its warehousing to rently occupies a building on the Bushwick
2nd Ave Subway Performers Claim NYPD Harassment, Protest Crackdown
By: Manfred Bramstein
he new opening of the 2nd Avenue line has predictably welcomed its fair share of freelance musicians. The NYPD however, has been less than welcoming to the influx of buskers that are taking to subway platforms to make their presence known. Many complain that officers are forcing them to abandon their posts and their music and to take it outside of the new underground venue. The second avenue line opened only a few weeks ago, but already a dispute has erupted over who is allowed to play music inside the gleaming stations. The buskers have held a rally last week in order to protest the clampdown on performance art on the 2nd avenue line. Busk New York, an organization dedicated to defending the rights of buskers organized the rally and their co-founder Matthew Christian told the New York Times last week that “The Second Avenue subway is really important to us because it’s this new space where art is so intensely celebrated. It
“The Second Avenue subway is really important to us because it’s this new space where art is so intensely celebrated.”
The new opening of the 2nd Avenue line has predictably welcomed its fair share of freelance musicians. The NYPD however, has been less than welcoming to the influx of buskers that are taking to subway platforms to make their presence known
seems like a good opportunity to include freelance performers as part of the experience.” Christian is a violinist and a busker himself that was recently asked to leave the 86th street station, prompting him to stage the rally. The retically, subway performers are allowed to play on the platform as long as they do not block traffic perform near escalators or station booths or use sound amplifie s near platforms or violate other guidelines set in place by the MTA that are meant to allow straphangers to enjoy their commute, not violate the civil liberties of street performers while at the same time, taking into account concerns for public safety.
A spokesman for the MTA, Kevin Ortiz has said in response to the allegations made by Buskers “any musician is welcome to perform in the New York Subway system as long as they follow the transit rules of conduct.” Thisis not the fi st time Buskers have been at odds with the NYPD. In October, the Gothamist reported on the arrest of guitarist Andrew Kalleen, who was arrested at Williamsburg station. A rally was held at the station in support of Kalleen. Two members of the city council also attended in support of educating NYPD offic s on the rules of conduct concerning artistic performances. See 2nd Ave Subway Performers, page 36
The protest was attended by politicians and Hollywood royalty alike, with the likes of Alec Baldwin, (pictured above) Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, Shailene Woodley, Natalie Merchant and the Rev. Al Sharpton, all voicing their disapproval of the Trump presidency.
It’s wasting time and disturbing other people.” The protest was attended by politicians and Hollywood royalty alike, with the likes of Alec Baldwin, Cher, Mark Ruffal , Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, Shailene Woodley, Natalie Merchant and the Rev. Al Sharpton, all voicing their disapproval of the Trump presidency. The residence of Columbus Circle, many of whom are supporters of the incumbent president, were infuriated by the up-
roar, the noise and the accompanying traffi jams that ensued as a result of the rally. Susan Miller, a local Trump supporter told the New York Post “I’m appalled at what’s happening here and I am angry at de Blasio…...[The protest]is a vanity project. The money could be used for housing, veterans, cleaning up the city, etc.” Amir Shamli, a 39-year old stylist at the Valery Joseph SaSee New Yorkers Voice Mixed , page 36
Michael Cohen to be Personal Attorney to Donald Trump
By: Kristina Stukalenko
ichael Cohen, the 50-year-old attorney and real estate investor, and current executive vice president of the Trump Organization has announced during an interview on Fox News that he will remain Donald Trump’s special counsel during his tenure at the White House. He made it clear that he would not be an offici government employee, and will therefore not deal with issues that concern the White House. Cohen will also resign from his current position as executive vice president of the Trump Organization, in order to avoid any potential confli ts. Cohen has been with the Trump organization since 2007. What makes him a notable pick for the role of the President’s special counsel is that he is a registered Democrat who voted for President Obama during the 2008 election. He also worked for Michael Dukakis during his failed bid for the Democratic nomination in 1988.Ironically, as a registered Democrat, Cohen could not vote for his boss during the Republican primary. Cohen serves on the board of directors of TD Bank and the MTA. He has maintained a reputation for his unequivocal and borderline sycophantic defense of the president-elect Donald Trump. In an interview with the Jewish Chronicle, he said of his devotion to Trump “ To those of us who are close to Mr. Trump,
Michael Cohen, the 50-year-old attorney and real estate investor, and current executive vice president of the Trump Organization has announced during an interview on Fox News that he will remain Donald Trump’s special counsel during his tenure at the White House
he is more than our boss, he is our patriarch.” According to the Washington Post, when a Daily Beast reporter wanted to write an expose on allegations made by Trump’s former wife Ivana, who accused her husband of rape during a divorce fili g, since recanting her allegations, Cohen responded in an even more feverish tone, in keeping with his patriarch’s penchant for crude language, Cohen told the reporter. “I’m warning you, tread very f—-ing lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be f—-ing disgusting.”In addressing the Daily Beast’s article, Cohen also stated that marital rape was not possible. Soon after those statements were made, Cohen withdraw them stating in a CNN interview: “I said some things out of anger.”
Cohen was also recently at the center of controversy when BuzzFeed News published an article that included a report from a British Intelligence officer that alleged that there are special contacts between people working for Trump and the Russian government. The report also claimed that Cohen had met with Russian official in Russia and Prague. Cohen has referred to the article as “Fake News meant to malign Mr. Trump.” He even went on Fox's Hannity with a copy of his U.S. passport in order to prove that he had not left the country. Cohen has not specified where he will be based as special counsel. “If (Trump) wants me to sit in the Oval Offic , I’ll be at the Oval Offi . If he wants me in New York, I’ll be in New York.”
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‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ Screenwriter Puts Chelsea Townhouse on Market for $7M
Silverstein Properties Changes Plans for Westside Tower
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By Charles Bernstein
21st Street, which he owns with fellow screenwriter Henry Bean, he screenwriter of the for $7.1 million, according to infamous cult-clas- StreetEasy records. “Desperately Seeking Susan” sic film “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Leora was released in 1985 and assistBarish, has listed the Chelsea ed in making Madonna famous. townhouse located at 240 West In addition to writing it, Barish
The townhouse at 240 West 21st Street in Chelsea. (Photo credit: Citi Habitats)
The spacious ground floor room was converted into a yoga studio. (Photo credit: Citi Habitats)
This 3,600-square-foot home is on the market for $7.1 million. (Photo credit: Citi Habitats)
also did work on “Basic Instinct 2” and “Venus Rising.” Bean also contributed to “Basic Instinct 2” and wrote “The Believer,” which came out in 2001 and starred Ryan Gosling. In 2014, Barish bought 20 acres of land to launch project called “Heroic Food” to teach military veterans about sustainable farming, according to the Register Star, a local Hudson paper. According to Luxury Listings, “The 3,600-square-foot home she and Bean are selling has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has a garden and a spacious room on the ground fl or that looks like it’s been converted into a yoga studio. Barish and Bean bought the home in 2003 for little more than $2.6 million.”
Forest City Realty Sells Bronx Shopping Center for $32 Million By: Hadassa Kalatizadeh
ilverstein Properties has scrapped its most recent plans for a large 1,000-foot-tower on the far West Side of Midtown Manhattan. On the site of a former Mercedes-Benz car dealership located at 514 Eleventh Avenue, which in 2015 was purchased for $115 million by Silverstein, the developer is now looking into plans for constructing two buildings in separate phases, instead of its original plans for a giant tower. For the fi st phase of the new plan, the architecture fi m CetraRuddy was hired by the company to design a condo tower that would be around 600,000-square-feet, much shorter than the previously envisioned mega-tower. According to Crain’s, “The project's second phase calls for a roughly one million square foot commercial offic tower. In 2015, Silverstein negotiated a handshake deal with the city to allow the company to rezone the site's large commercial portion to residential in exchange for reserving 30% of the space for affordable housing. After hammering out that agreement, however, Silverstein Properties appeared to back away from the project, and briefly put the site up for sale.
An even earlier design had two towers connected at the top, but that was also scrapped for a single tall tower. (Photo Credit: Oppenheim Architecture + Design)
The new plan will seek to take advantage of existing zoning at the site, which encompasses the full block between West 40th and 41st streets from Eleventh Ave. to Galvin Ave., that allows for the construction of about 600,000 square feet of residential and an additional 1.2 million square feet of commercial space.” This new approach will permit the fi m to fi st develop the more lucrative residential part, than construct the commercial component further down the line. The same multi-stage development was successfully used by Silverstein Properties at Silver Towers, a 1,300-unit twin-spire rental complex located at 514 Eleventh Avenue. One tower was constructed in before
the other in order to rent up the space prior to adding more supplies. Crain’s reports, “Building out the site's commercial space rather than trying to rezone it to residential also speaks to the neighborhood's burgeoning success as an offic district. Tenants like BlackRock, Wells Fargo, Time Warner and KKR have fl cked to Hudson Yards, taking millions of square feet of space. Although 514 Eleventh Ave. sits at the north end of the neighborhood, it is close to a proposed new stop along the No. 7 subway line extension. Sources did caution that Silverstein Properties is still exploring its options and has yet to settle on the two-phased approach.”
Bklyn Homeowners Forced to Pay More Than $1K a Year to Use Their Stoop By Rebecca Gold
n Friday January 20th, Forest City Realty Trust Inc announced that it has closed a sale of its retail shopping center in the Bronx for $32 million. According to Crain's Cleveland, the public Cleveland-based real estate development company, which has a total of $8.6 billion in assets, expects to profit $9.2 million from the sale of the Shops at Bruckner Boulevard at 845 White Plains Road. The 116,000-square-foot mall, opened in 1996 houses Old Navy, Conway, Marshalls, and Danice among other retailers. Forest City owned a 51% stake in the center through a joint venture, with New York Citybased Madison International Realty LLC owning 49%. The buyer is none other than the longtime ground lessor for the property, Urban Edge Properties. The Paramus, N.J. real estate investment trust, which was owned by Vornado's Realty Trust until 2015, develops,
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On Friday January 20th, Forest City Realty Trust Inc announced that it has closed a sale of its retail shopping center in the Bronx for $32 million
improves, and owns 14.8 million square feet in 83 properties concentrated mostly between Washington, DC and Boston. The fi m also manages over 5 million square feet for other investors. Following the news, Urban Edge was trading up at $27.85 on the NASDAQ. David J. LaRue, the President and CEO of Forest City, said in a statement, "We're pleased to complete this sale, which aligns
with the shared objectives of Forest City and our joint venture partner, Madison International." He went on to say, "We continue to have constructive discussions with Madison about our desire to explore strategic alternatives for the balance of our specialty retail portfolio, and we anticipate providing additional updates to the market as those discussions progress."
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group of homeowners is accusing a developer of creating a scheme to tax them for sitting on their own front stoops in Brooklyn. According to a report in The Post, close to three dozen Boerum Hill property owners claim they are being charged over $1,000 a year just to use the steps that go into their homes. 50-year-old resident Luke Gunnell, who pays $1,154 a year for use of his stoop, said “It’s one of those weird, bureaucratic things that doesn’t make sense.” Starting in 2008, Gunnell along with 33 other residents all purchased their beautiful town houses for as much as $2.4 million, on the north side of State Street between Hoyt and Smith streets. Their contracts had what they say is an “illegal deal o the side between the city and the developer. According to The Post, “The agreement allowed the builder to extend the homes’ stairways 6 feet 3 inches beyond
“The city enters into hundreds of these ‘revocable consent’ agreements to facilitate the construction of housing.”
34 Brooklyn residents are being forced to pay thousands of dollars every year just to use their own stoops.
the property line and onto the city-owned sidewalk, jacking up the sale price. In exchange, the city would receive a special annual tax — paid by the residents. The tax, which rises bit by bit every year, means the homeowners are essentially ‘renting’ the space where their stoops are. The deal is part of a ‘revokable consent agreement,’ which also means the city can demolish the steps at any time, leaving the residents without a way to get into their homes. Jack Lester, the attorney representing the homeowners, said, “It is inconceivable.” In 2015, on the residents’ behalf, Lester sued the city, arguing that such arrangements should only be permitted for
the city to make on temporary structures, like scaffolding or those involving businesses, including awnings, flag oles and marquees. Even though around half of the homeowners admit of having knowledge of the arrangement, they maintain that it is illegal. It wasn’t until 2015 that the others found out about it when they received an “administrative fee” to renew the measure for over $1,000. The Post reports, “The city’s lawyer, William Vidal, argued in court papers that all of the residents should have known about the deal because it was part of their buyer’s contract. Th y receive separate bills from the city See Bklyn Homeowners Forced , page 38
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Hacked NY Times Account Tweets About Russian Attack on U.S.
Trump Appoints NY Jets Owner Woody Johnson as UK Ambassador
By Ilana Siyance
By: Kenneth Peterson
n Sunday morning, slightly before 10 am, the New York Times Video Twitter account posted a bogus news tweet about Russia planning a missile attack on the United States. Th apparently hacked tweet read, “BREAKING: leaked statement from Vladimir Putin says: Russia will attack the United States with Missiles”. Shortly after, the imposter's tweets were deleted from the NY Times Video account, which has over 259,000 followers. Just to note, in contrast, the main New York Times Twitter account has over 33 million followers.The NYT account then explained in a tweet, “We deleted a series of tweets published from this account earlier today without our authorization. We are investigating the situation.” But the incident was not over. Two follow up tweets came claiming rights to the hack from OurMine, a hacker group which has already breached popular Twitter accounts such as Marvel, Netflix and that of Jack Dorsey, Twitter's founder. One
The New York Times Video Twitter account posted a bogus news tweet about Russia planning a missile attack on the United States. The apparently hacked tweet read, “BREAKING: leaked statement from Vladimir Putin says: Russia will attack the United States with Missiles”.
of the tweets read, “Message from OurMine: We detected unusual activity on the account and we re-hacked it to make sure if the account is hacked or not". As reported by the NY Daily News, another of the NY Times tweets, boasted that the tweets originated from the same hacker who posted a fake announcement on Sony's Music account about Britney Spears’ death, last month.
In August 2016, there were reports that allegedly hackers who might have been working for Russia broke into the email accounts of New York Times' reporters earlier in the year. Th FBI investigated the reports. No details from the reportedly hacked emails ever came out. NY Times spokeswoman, Eileen Murphy said in August that there was “no evidence” of a hack on the NY Times’ internal systems.
NYSE to Drop Initial Fees for New & Transitioning Companies By: Jason Kleghoffer
n order to compete with its rivals such as Nasdaq and Bats Global Markets, the New York Stock Exchange is waiving the first partial year of annual listing fees from companies that transfer their stock from other exchanges. According to a fili g with the US Securities and Exchange Commission dated January 18, 2017, the NYSE, which is owned by the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. typically requires companies that are listed on the NYSE to pay a pro-rated annual initial fee of $7,500 when they switch from the Nasdaq and other exchanges. Under the new policy, that fee will be waived entirely, thereby encouraging companies that are currently listed on the Nasdaq to make the switch over to the NYSE. Companies already listed on the NYSE as of the new policy will still have to pay between $5,000 and $25,000 depending upon the number of shares that they have outstanding. The new policy is geared more towards new companies or those that are transitioning to the NYSE. One of the more prominent initial public offerings that both the Nasdaq and NYSE will be looking to court is the upcoming IPO of Snapchat parent Snap Inc. By eliminating the annual fee, the NYSE is hoping to attract new companies and court seasoned ones
oody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets and a man that is worth $3.5 billion, is set to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson was the former fin nce chair to Jeb Bush during the GOP race. According to New York magazine, the prospect of Johnson serving on the cabinet was an unlikely one, as Trump inferred that Johnson was buying his way into a potential Jeb Bush cabinet by acting as fin nce chairman by originally supporting him for the Republican nomination. Trump then made an example of Johnson, stating that he would not be catering to special interests. “With me, you’re going to get a fair shake, with me, again, I don’t get any money from any of these special interests, and I know the special interests-I know them better than anybody,” he said. “But I don’t want their money.” He also poked fun at Johnson on Twitter for not making it to the playoffs and for his support of Bush in January of last year. “Woody Johnson” Trump tweeted “owner of the NY Jets is @ JebBush’s fin nce chairman. If Woody would’ve been w/me, he would’ve been in the playoffs, at least!” This recent appointment demonstrates that Trump has since caved in on his principles. After Jeb dropped out of the race, Johnson served as vice chairman
Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets and a man that is worth $3.5 billion, is set to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom
of the Trump victory committee, the joint fundraising committee between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, and helped raise millions of dollars for Trump’s campaign. A degree in international affairs or a clear grasp of multiple foreign languages were not necessary to get Johnson the ambassadorship, but money was. According to the Daily News, Johnson will be giving up his day to day control of the franchise, shifti g ownership to his younger brother, Christopher Wold Johnson, as it will be impractical of him to serve a three-year term as ambassador in London, where he will be living in Winfield House mansion whilst curating the fate of the Jets. Johnson, whose great grandfather founded the pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson will also have
to resign from the NFL’s media, fin nce, and business venture committees. According to CNN, Trump placed 66 million of his own money into his campaign, but most of his campaign funding came from outside sources, and despite claims that he does not believe in nepotism, he is considering a number of top donors for key positions within his cabinet. Steven Mnuchin, who served as Trump’s campaign fin nce chairman, will lead the Treasury Department. Betsy DeVos, who is a major donor to the Republican party, will be Education Secretary, and lastly, Wilbur Ross, who made the maximum contribution to the Trump campaign, was chosen for the role of Commerce Secretary. It seems that the President does in fact “want their money”.
CBS’s Les Moonves & Son Tour $2.2M Village Co-op By Hannah Hayes
In order to compete with its rivals such as Nasdaq and Bats Global Markets, the New York Stock Exchange is waiving the first partial year of annual listing fees from companies that transfer their stock from other exchanges.
as well. The New York Stock exchange also announced that any company transferring to NYSE mid-year will have already paid annual listing fees to other exchanges that they were previously listed with. The efore companies transferring mid-year will also not have to pay the pro-rated annual fee to NYSE. The “double payment of the exchange’s prorated annual fee imposes on them [the companies] a signific nt fin ncial burden and acts as a disincentive to transferring.” the NYSE noted. The Nasdaq is the NYSE’s biggest rival in terms of listings, even though the NYSE normally dominates the listing market. To put matters into perspective, in 2015, the
NYSE earned $405-million in revenue from listings, and by comparison, the Nasdaq made $264-million in listing service revenue. The new strategy of the NYSE may also be a reaction to successful policy changes put in place by BATS Global markets, which had waived its initial listing charges in 2014. Their strategy has paid off it seems, as 34 of the 88 new companies to make a debut on the market were listed on the BATS. The NYSE hopes to utilize its seasoned tenure to become even more competitive than its rivals. Listing fees typically vary depending upon the size of the company, the number of shares listed and the exchange that they are listed on.
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resident and CEO of CBS Leslie “Les” Moonves recently toured a co-op located at 59 Fourth Avenue in the Village, with his son Adam, who is a co-owner of a hip grunge bar in Chinatown called Mr. Fong’s, which is a hot spot hangout for models, agents and fashionistas. 59 Fourth Avenue in Lower Manhattan (Photo Credit: Tavivian Sporn Team)
Les Moonves at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
The apartment sits right on the border between Greenwich Village and the East Village. It expands across 1,900 square feet and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also comes with a large monthly maintenance fee of $2,240. In 2014, the unit that is locate
don’t the second fl or, was fi st put on the market with an asking price of $2.75 million. According to The Post, “Housed in an eight-story, 15unit former factory building, the fl or-through corner apartment comes with 13-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling double-pane windows, white-stained maple fl ors and exposed whitebrick walls. The spa-like master bathroom has a deep soaking tub and both bathrooms have large, glass walk-in showers and poured-concrete fl ors. The e’s also a chef’s kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Building amenities include a common roof deck with views from One World Trade Center and Williamsburg Bridge to
the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.” 51-year-old Les Moonveshas served as Co-President and CoChief Operating Office of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. Before the, starting in July 1995, he held a series of executive positions at CBS. Since 1999, Moonves has also been a Director at ZeniMax Media. Last February, Moonves became Chairman of CBS. According to reports by Th Post, Adam went to view the unit at 59 Fourth Avenue several times on his own, before bringing his father. Citi Habitats’ Andrew Moore is the listing broker, who did not care to comment.
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Wax Replica of President Trump Unveiled in Times Square By Ilana Siyance
n Friday January 20th, about an hour before President Trump's historic inauguration, a wax replica of the 45th President was displayed outside Madame Tussauds museum in Times Square. The new model
Dozens of tourists passing by the lifelike figure outside the Times Square museum in NYC were delighted and stopped to snap selfies
Orlando locations displayed the Trump wax figu e in a replica of the Oval Offi . The Washington D.C. museum unveiled the identical sculpture in a re-creation of the White House's Rose Garden. Dozens of tourists passing About an hour before by the lifelike figu e outside the President Trump's historic Times Square museum in NYC inauguration, a wax replica were delighted and stopped to of the 45th President was snap selfies. Many passed by displayed outside Madame without so much as noticing. Tussauds museum in Times And yet others were stirred by Square the sight. One Brooklyn grandis one of four matching sculp- mother expressed outrage, saytures crafted to join the famous ing she wanted to "smash it up." figu es already immortalized by Ruth Williams, a 57 year old the museum. On Wednesday, Brooklyn nurse who immigratMadame Tussaud's London and ed from Guyana, told the NY
Daily News to "Take it down", and criticized the new President for sexist comments. Unlike the smiling figu e of former President Barack Obama revealed in 2009, President Trump's replica appears serious and resolute in his blue suit and iconic red tie. Based on exact measurements of Mr. Trump taken in 1997, it utilizes yak hair for Trump's famous blond comb-over and squirrel hair for the eyebrows. As per the Hollywood Reporter, for six months, a group of twenty artists worked to create the wax figu e, with five weeks spent just replicating President Trump’s hair by hand placing each strand one by one.
MTA to Hike Subway & Bus Fare Up to $3 By: Margot Smithe
ith its monopoly on commuter travel and the knowledge that out of sheer necessity, most commuters will pay up no matter the cost, the MTA is getting prepared to issue another fare hike. NY1 has reported that the MTA’s board will raise a single ride from $2.75 to $3.00. Two proposals are being examined: one will increase the rate of a single fare to $3.00, but increase the amount of bonus given to the straphanger that purchases more than one fair; while the second will keep the fair at the current rate of $2.75, but reduce the amount bonus issued.
The rate of a 30-day unlimited MetroCard will rise in any case to $121, a $4.50 increase from the current rate of $116.50. The 7-day unlimited will rise by $1 to $32. Under the new plan, frequent subway users will benefit fin ncially if the fair is raised, because if someone purchases a metro card for $6, the second fair will only run them $2.59, a decrease from the current standard rate of $2.75.
With its monopoly on commuter travel and the knowledge that out of sheer necessity, most commuters will pay up no matter the cost, the MTA is getting prepared to issue another fare hike.
The rate of a 30-day unlimited MetroCard will rise in any case to $121, a $4.50 increase from the current rate of $116.50. The 7-day unlimited will rise by $1 to $32. The fare hikes are set to take place on March 19, with the MTA board meeting to decide which of the two proposals will be implemented set to take place on January 25. The MTA has gotten into an almost predictable pattern of hiking up fairs since 2008. It has increased the subway fare every other year since then, with the highest increase taking place in 2009 when the price of a fare increased 10%. This latest increase is minor by comparison and only amounts to an increase of 4% of the original rate; it will be
the MTA’s sixth fare hike since 2008. Despite the lack of an offici reason for the increase, MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast insists that an increase is necessary. “We’re taking costs out of the organization and keeping [riders] fares and tolls as low as possible…..We actually are providing expanded service in these next two years,......A lot of people say, ‘Well, I’m not getting anything for that but I’m paying more.’ But our employees deserve raises ... It’s all of those factors rolled into one.” Prendergast also noted that 75% of the revenue from the increase would go towards measures to improve “safety and reliability.” See MTA to Hike Subway , page 38
NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017 Kicks Off
Hijab-Clad Clients Get 1st Women-Only Salon in Bay Ridge By: Ellen Cans
Dine and Save at More Than 375 Restaurants January 23 Through February 10
rs.Huda Quhshi is opening the fi st women's only salon in New York City. The beauty salon caters to hijab-clad clientele, who are not permitted by the Islamic religion, to let men outside their family see their uncovered hair. The salon will be opening in Bay Ridge's Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, this Saturday. It is entitled Le'Jemalik, translated from Arabic to mean 'for your beauty'. Mrs. Quhshi, 37, is married with three children and dones a hijab herself. She describes the difficulty of going to a regular salon, even for a simple haircut. “I once decided to go to a salon and when a man walked in I had to throw my head scarf over my wet hair and run to a back room,” she told the New York Post. “After that experience, I was like, ‘You know what? We can’t do this.’ ” She hopes her salon will be an oasis for the many Muslim women who have endured the
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N The salon will be opening in Bay Ridge's Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, this Saturday. It is entitled Le'Jemalik, translated from Arabic to mean 'for your beauty'.
discomfort of not being able to go to the salon, or who have had their hair done in cramped closets and gloomy basements. The Women's salon is specifical ly designed to shield women by providing an opaque revolving door that opens into a reception area preceding the salon fl or. “We want women to be able to come in and feel completely relaxed,” said Quhshi. The beauty parlor will offer
typical beauty services like hair does, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facials. Th y will also offer specialty services including henna, halal nails, and eyebrow shaping. Prices will range from $25 for standard haircuts up to $700 for bridal packages. Th ugh the salon is geared towards Muslims, Mrs. Quhshi says they will welcome “women of all faiths, races and ethnicities”.
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YC & Company, New York City’s offici destination marketing organization, today announced that NYC Restaurant Week® winter 2017 is now underway. New Yorkers and visitors can save while dining at more than 375 participating restaurants in over 40 neighborhoods across the City from January 23 through February 10, 2017. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fi e lunches for $29 and three-course prixfi e dinners for $42 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). Saturday dining is excluded from the program and Sundays are optional. To view a full list of participants, make reservations, browse menus and more, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek. NYC & Company’s long-standing corporate sponsor American Express will return with an exclusive offer for American Express® Card Members who participate in NYC Restaurant Week. Card Members can enroll any eligible American Express Card, use their enrolled Card to spend $35 or more at any participating restaurant and get a $5 statement credit up to four times. Terms apply. To learn more and enroll in this offer, visit americanexpress.com/nycrestaurantweek.
NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, today announced that NYC Restaurant Week® winter 2017 is now underway.
NYC Restaurant Week is the fi st dining program of its kind, established in 1992 during the Democratic National Convention. New this season on nycgo. com, the City’s officia tourism website, consumers can use enhanced quick search filters to navigate restaurants by key features such as New Participants and Notable Chefs, allowing diners to easily select their ideal dining experience. NYC Restaurant Week is one of the featured promotions within NYC & Company’s new Nonstop NYC winter campaign. Also included are celebrated programs NYC Broadway WeekSM (January 17–February 5) and NYC Off- roadway
WeekSM (February 27–March 12) and the fi st-ever NYC Attractions WeekSM (January17– February 5) that offers twofor-one admission to popular attractions, tours, culture and performing arts at more than 70 participants across all five boroughs. More information on these four promotional programs, as well as how to find the best hotel rates of the year this winter, can be found at nycgo. com/nonstop. NYC Restaurant Week is promoted through exclusive content on nycgo.com; out-of-home media in the five boroughs; print and digital advertising, See NYC Restaurant Week , page 36
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A Family is Born: Holocaust-Separated First Cousins Meet for First Time at Yad Vashem By: Deborah Fineblum
hen Fania Bilkay and her son Evgeni stepped up to her desk, Sima Velkovich, a staffer in the archives division of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, was winding down what appeared to be an ordinary work shift. But suddenly, she was pulled into the center of a complex family drama that reached its climax this week. During a recent tour of Poland intended to help her explore her roots, Bilkay had visited a Warsaw synagogue
where she discovered a form on Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names that counted her father and his family among those killed by the Nazis. “Why is he listed as murdered?” she asked regarding her father Nisan Band, who survived the Holocaust and died of natural causes in 1983, although he did lose three children during the war. Nisan had always told Bilkay and her brother Gennadi that their five aunts as well as their entire families were wiped out in the Holocaust. What Bilkay didn’t know that day in Warsaw was that by disputing the recorded evidence of
From left to right, relatives Gennadi Band, Fania Bilkay, Henia Borenstein Moskowitz and Ryvka Borenstein Patchnik meet at the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center in Jerusalem Dec. 13, the first day they were ever in the same room together. Fania and Henia are holding pictures of siblings Nisan Band and Jenta Band Borenstein, who both survived the Holocaust but are no longer alive. Credit: Yad Vashem/Karina Pasternak.
the “murder” of her father, she was about to be begin a journey that would unite her with relatives she had never known existed. The family reunion took place in Jerusalem Dec. 13.
of their immediate family, each have surviving children who are now united thanks to some clever sleuthing by Yad Vashem researchers. In a tear-filled scene Dec.
The Band and Borenstein families unite at Yad Vashem's Hall of Names in Jerusalem Dec. 13. Credit: Yad Vashem/Karina Pasternak.
was murdered in Poland.” But that belief changed with a single phone call from Yad Vashem. “If someone on the phone Holocaust-separated relatives Ryvka Borenstein Patchnik (left) told you that you have fi st cousand Fania Bilkay embrace for the first time at Yad Vashem in ins who want to meet you, you Jerusalem Dec. 13. Credit: Yad Vashem/Karina Pasternak. could be suspicious,” said Lital Connecting the dots 13 at Yad Vashem, sisters He- Beer, director of Yad Vashem’s As it turns out, the docu- nia Borenstein Moskowitz and Reference and Information Serment that falsely reported Nisan Ryvka Borenstein Patchnik were vices. “But the sisters—Henia Band’s death had been complet- introduced to their fi st cousins, and Ryvka—were very open ed in the 1950s, soon after Yad Gennadi Band, Fania Bilkay, Vashem opened its doors. Th and Fania’s son Evgeni. “It is difficult to describe how What Bilkay didn’t know document was signed by Symcha Borenstein, the husband of I feel,” said Fania Bilkay. “My fathat day in Warsaw was Nisan’s sister, Jenta. Symcha reg- ther always searched for memthat by disputing the istered his brother-in-law, plus bers of his family and dreamed recorded evidence of the Nisan’s family, as among the of findi g them. He was alone. “murder” of her father, murdered—something he had But in this meeting today, his she was about to be begin every reason to believe was true. dream has fi ally come true.” a journey that would Henia Borenstein MoskowAlthough siblings Jenta and unite her with relatives Nisan both died after Holo- itz, the late Jenta’s daughter, had she had never known caust believing that they were also grown up believing “that existed the only remaining members we had no family, that everyone
and excited. Their meeting was so moving. They brought family photos to share and discovered, to their amazement, that they’ve all been living all these years near Tel Aviv.” “I felt a connection at fi st sight and [that] my family has grown overnight,” said Henia Borenstein Moskowitz. “Thanks to Yad Vashem, we discovered that we are not alone.” Such a reunion is perhaps Hitler’s final defeat, said Dr. Th mas Kuehne, director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. “The Nazis wanted to kill the Jews but also to erase the memory of them,” he told JNS.org. “If they had been completely See A Family is Born, page 37
Seven Lessons of the Holocaust By: Irwin Cotler
Lesson 1: The Importance of Holocaust Remembrance – The Responsibility of Memory
The fi st lesson is the importance of Zachor, of the duty of remembrance itself. For as we remember the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah — defamed, demonized and dehumanized, as prologue or justifi cation for genocide — we have to understand that the mass murder of six million Jews and millions of non-Jews is not a matter of abstract statistics. For unto each person there is a name — unto each person, there is an identity. Each person is a universe. As our sages tell us: “whoever saves a single life, it is as if he or she has saved an entire universe.” Just as whoever has killed a single person, it is as if they have killed an entire universe. And so the abiding imperative — that we are each, wherever we are, the guarantors of each other’s destiny.
Lesson 2: The Danger of StateSanctioned Incitement to Hatred and Genocide — The Responsibility to Prevent
try of death and the technology of terror, but because of the state-sanctioned ideology of hate. This teaching of contempt, this demonizing of the other, this is where it all began. As the Canadian courts affirmed in upholding the constitutionality of anti-hate legislation, “the Holocaust did not begin in the gas chambers — it began with words”. These, as the Courts put it, are the chilling facts of history. The e are the catastrophic effects of racism. • As the UN marks the commemoration of the Holocaust, we are witnessing yet again, a state-sanctioned incitement to hate and genocide, whose epicentre is Ahmadinejad’s Iran. Let there be no mistake about it. Iran has already committed the crime of incitement to genocide prohibited under the Genocide Convention. Yet not one state party to the Genocide Convention has undertaken its mandated legal obligation to hold Ahmadinejad’s Iran to account.
Lesson 3: The Danger of Silence, The Consequences of Indifference — The Responsibility to Protect
inaction in our own day which took us down the road to the unspeakable — the genocide in Rwanda — unspeakable because this genocide was preventable. No one can say that we did not know. We knew, but we did not act, just as we knew and did not act to stop the genocide by attrition in Darfur.
the age of atrocity, it was also the age of impunity. Few of the perpetrators were brought to justice; and so, just as there must be no sanctuary for hate, no refuge for bigotry, there must be no base or sanctuary for these enemies of humankind. Yet those indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity – such
The first lesson is the importance of Zachor, of the duty of remembrance itself.
• Indifference and inaction as President Al-Bashir of Sudan always mean coming down on – continue to be welcomed in the side of the victimizer, never international fora. on the side of the victim. Indifference in the face of evil is ac- Lesson 5: The Trahison des quiescence with evil itself.
•The genocide of European Lesson 4: Jewry succeeded not only be- Combating Mass cause of the state-sanctioned Atrocity and the culture of hate and industry of Culture of Impunity death, but because of crimes of — The Responsibility • The enduring lesson of the indifference, because of conspir- to Bring War Criminals to Justice Holocaust is that the genocide acies of silence. • We have already witnessed of European Jewry succeeded • If the 20th Century — symnot only because of the indus- an appalling indifference and bolized by the Holocaust — was
Clercs — The Responsibility to Talk Truth to Power
The Holocaust was made possible, not only because of the “bureaucratization of genocide”, as Robert Lifton put it, but because of the trahison des clercs — the complicity of the elites — physicians, church
leaders, judges, lawyers, engineers, architects, educators, and the like. Indeed, one only has to read Gerhard Muller's book on “Hitler’s Justice” to appreciate the complicity and criminality of judges and lawyers; or to read Robert-Jan van Pelt's book on the architecture of Auschwitz, to be appalled by the minute involvement of engineers and architects in the design of death camps, and so on. Holocaust crimes, then, were also the crimes of the Nuremberg elites. As Elie Wiesel put it, “Cold-blooded murder and culture did not exclude each other. If the Holocaust proved anything, it is that a person can both love poems and kill children”.
Lesson 6: Holocaust Remembrance — The Responsibility to Educate
• In acting upon the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, states should commit themselves to implementing the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, which concluded: “We share a commitment to encourage the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions… a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honor those who stood against it… a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust… a commitment to plant the seeds of a better future amidst the soil of a bitter past… a commitment…
Irwin Cotler writes that, “The genocide of European Jewry succeeded not only because of the state-sanctioned culture of hate and industry of death, but because of crimes of indifference, because of conspiracies of silence.”
to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity’s common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
Lesson 7: The Vulnerability of the Powerless — The Protection of the Vulnerable as the Test of a Just Society
The genocide of European Jewry occurred not only because of the vulnerability of the powerless, but also because of the powerlessness of the vulnerable. It is not surprising that the triage of Nazi racial hygiene — the Sterilization Laws, the Nuremberg Race Laws, the Euthanasia Program — targeted those “whose lives were not worth See Seven Lessons, page 36
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Trump Withdraws US from TPP; Bans Fed Funding to Foreign NGOs that Perform Abortions By: Walter Metuth
resident Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal on Monday as he started his fi st full week in offi . At the White House, Trump called it a "great thing for the American worker - what we just did.” The new president, as past Republican chief executives have done, also signed an order reinstating a ban on providing government funds to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about the procedure. The trade deal, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, had been negotiated since 2009 during former President Barack Obama's White House tenure, but the U.S. Congress never ratified it, with numerous lawmakers opposed to or skeptical of the deal. It would have covered trade with Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Chile, Canada, Mexico and four other countries. White House spokesman
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an attack on America's business. It does not stop Japan's currency manipulation. This is a bad deal."
Sean Spicer told reporters that as Trump "has said many times, this type of multinational agreement is not in our best interest, and he’s moving quickly to advance trade policies that increase the competitiveness of the American worker and manufacturer." Spicer said the new president
own deals with Southeast Asian countries that would have been part of the 12-nation agreement. In advocating for the deal, Obama said last year, "We can't let countries like China write the rules of the global economy. We should write those rules." Trump, who took offic last Friday, assailed globalization of
President Donald Trump shows off an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington
would pursue bilateral trade agreements with individual countries throughout the world. The TPP would have been the biggest regional trade deal in history, covering nearly 40 percent of the world's economy and about a third of world trade. China didn't take part in the talks, but appears ready to step into the vacuum and create its
the world's economy throughout his long run to the White House, saying U.S. multinational trade deals cost American workers their jobs as their employers moved operations abroad in search of cheaper labor. Even before announcing his run for the presidency a yearand-a-half ago, Trump said,
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an attack on America's business. It does not stop Japan's currency manipulation. This is a bad deal." The agreement would have cut more than 18,000 tariffs including on all U.S. manufactured goods and almost all American farm products. Th
President Trump has signed a decree barring federal funding for non-governmental international groups that support abortions, re-launching a political battle that has long divided Republican and Democratic administrations
deal sought to end exploitative child labor and set acceptable work conditions on minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health. The new president said in a Twitter comment that his fi st week would be busy, "planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security." He met Monday morning with top execu-
“Given the uncertainty that exists both at home and abroad about the direction of our foreign policy, it would be against our national interests to have this confirmation unnecessarily delayed or embroiled in controversy.
him were the leaders of Dow Chemical, SpaceX, the Dell computing fi m, the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. The president called on the business leaders to come up with a list in the next 30 days of ways to boost U.S. manufacturing, an important sector of the world's largest economy, but one that has lagged in the recovery since the country's steep recession in 2008 and 2009. Trump says he is not against trade deals, but wants more favorable terms for the United States that benefit its workers. The American leader says he also wants to redraft the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. At a swearing-in ceremony for top White House advisers Sunday, Trump said he will discuss NAFTA, immigration and border security as he meets January 31 with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The White
be cut massively and the taxes way down," he said. Trump warned the business executives to not move their operations to other countries, saying they would face a hefty tariff if they manufacture products elsewhere and then attempt to bring them back across the border to sell in the U.S. Among those meeting with See Trump Withdraws US from TPP, page 38
Officials tell AP: Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the PA in the final hours of his administration
senate panel has narrowly voted in favor of the nomination of Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, paving the way for a full vote on his confi mation. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted 11-10 along party lines in favor of Tillerson, formerly CEO of oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil, to serve as secretary of state. The vote was expected to be tight, as Republicans hold only a one-seat minority on the committee and some Republicans had voiced concerns about Tillerson. Tillerson has faced scrutiny for his past dealings with Russia as CEO of Exxon Mobil. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), who grilled Tillerson during his confi mation hearing on his opinions about Russia and Vladimir Putin, revealed Monday that he would vote in favor of Tillerson’s nomination despite his reservations. “In making my decision on his nomination, I must balance these
Trump warned the business executives to not move their operations to other countries, saying they would face a hefty tariff if th y manufacture products elsewhere
Obama Released Millions to PA Hours Before Leaving Office
Senate Votes to Approve Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of State By: Morgan Chalfant
tives from U.S. manufacturers and later in the day has a White House meeting set with union leaders and a contingent of workers. At the start of the meeting with the business leaders, Trump assured them of his intent to streamline government. "The regulations are going to
By: Elad Benari
F A senate panel has narrowly voted in favor of the nomination of Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, paving the way for a full vote on his confirmation.
concerns with his extensive experience and success in international commerce, and my belief that the president is entitled to significant deference when it comes to his choices for the cabinet,” Rubio wrote Monday on Facebook. “Given the uncertainty that exists both at home and abroad about the direction of our foreign policy, it would be against our national interests to have this confirmation unnecessarily delayed or embroiled in controversy. The efore, despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson’s nomination in committee and in the full Senate,” Rubio wrote. During the confi mation hearing earlier in January, Tillerson underscored the need for the United States to be “clear eyed” about Russia. He also said that it
was a “fair assumption” that Putin was behind cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. presidential election. However, he would not describe Putin as a “war criminal” when pressed by Rubio on Russian airstrikes that have targeted civilians in Syria. Monday’s committee vote paves the way for the full Senate to vote on Tillerson’s nomination. The Senate has already voted to confi m Trump’s picks for secretaries of defense and homeland security. Democrats have delayed votes on Trump’s other Cabinet picks, citing potential confli ts of interest and other concerns. On Sunday, Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), both vocal critics of Russian aggression, expressed their support for Tillerson. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
ormer President Barack Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the final hours of his administration, official told Th Associated Press on Monday. Republican members of Congress had been holding up the money to the PA, but a State Department officia and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign aff irs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for UN organizations, according to AP. The Obama administration had for some time been pressing for the release of the money for the Palestinian Authority, which comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and is to be used for humanitarian aid in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, to support political and security reforms as well as help prepare for good governance and the rule of law in a future Palestinian state, according to the notific tion sent to Congress quoted by the news agency.
Obama and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas meet in Washington in 2014
The officia and the aides spoke to AP on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Last March it was reported that members of Congress were delaying a payment of $159 million in aid allocated for the PA in an effort to pressure the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel. Th t was not the fi st time that the United States’ aid to the PA has made headlines in recent years. Washington has several times cut – and subsequently resumed – the fin ncial aid to the PA. Previously, this issue made headlines was when the PA unilaterally applied to join the
International Criminal Court (ICC). The Obama administration indicated at the time it was reviewing its annual $440 million aid package to the PA because of the decision. Republican Senator Rand Paul later introduced a bill that would immediately halt aid to the PA until it halts its effort to join the ICC. In September of 2011, a $192 million aid package was frozen by Congress after the PA submitted a failed unilateral bid for United Nations membership. In April of 2012, Obama bypassed a Congress block and signed a waiver declaring that aid to the Palestinian Authority is “important to the security interests of the United States. (INN)
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Marc Zell, Chairman of the GOP in Israel – “We Are Entering a New Era” By: Ilana Messika
PS: Chairman of the Republican Overseas Israel Marc Zell, thank you for speaking with us. You are right now in the United States, for the inauguration of President-elect Trump.
Despite the unprecedented mediatization of the election process, the Israeli public still lacks insight of what a trump presidency means. What do you think can be expected of American-Israeli relations during his early days in office?
US embassy can move just by hanging up a new sign on one of the existing consulates in Jerusalem. Nothing needs to be built; no changes need to be made, no land to be bought. Th embassy is where the ambassador sits. Until now the Consulate General in Jerusalem never reported to the embassy in Tel Aviv, nor was it considered a branch of Tel Aviv. The Consulate has continuously seen itself as an independent diplomatic mission and reports to the State Department’s Amman desk, not the Tel Aviv one. This has got to, and will change.
tion. I’m not at all convinced the potential for an agreement exists at this time. What Jared Kushner brings to the table, is the new set of skills, those of a seasoned successful business negotiator, a deal maker. This is a trait he shares with his father-in-law. What Kushner will probably do first is to make an assessment of the situation, based on reality, not wishful thinking. Only then will he decide what, if any are the prospects of achieving a negotiated settlement. Based on that, he will decide whether his task is to facilitate negotiations leading to a final settlement of the confli t, or that he would be better off pursuing a more limited goal, helping the parties effectively manage the confli t, and perhaps achieve an interim settlement, until the conditions for reaching a final acc rd exist. Kushner, as Special Envoy, should not make the mistake made by every administration to believe you will be able to resolve the confli t simply by getting to the White House. And this is why I do not think the term “broker” is even correct.
? Chairman of the Republican Overseas Israel Marc Zell speaks with TPS News. Photo Credit: Ehud Amiton/TPS
Marc Zell: What we are about to witness from the Trump administration at the inception of the president-elect’s presidency is a very “hands-off ” attitude regarding Israeli politics on Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, the Golan and Gaza. This is a revolutionary approach in American-Israeli relations. What it means for Israel is that for the fi st time since 1948, the country will have to defin clearly what its strategic interests are. Jerusalem has never had to do so before, because the international community has always had its agenda, which it tried to impose on both sides, without much success. The efore, when it comes to building settlements or new neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Israel has always had to walk on eggshells, and measure the force and direction of winds coming out of Washington, London, Paris and Brussels before taking any concrete steps. I expect radical change in this regard. The Trump administration will not decide for Israel but will most likely wait for the Jewish state to make its own proposals.
TPS: Th re have been nonetheless some important issues on the table, which have galvanized the Israeli right-wing, one of them being moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Reports on that are still unclear, what can you tell us?
Marc Zell: No one can know exactly at this point what incoming US ambassador Friedman will do when he lands in Israel and what the President’s instructions will be with regards to the location of the embassy. My understanding is that, contrary to popular belief, the
TPS: Are you at all worried about the potential Palestinian backlash?
Tho e statements are nothing new. How many people have died on both sides since 1948 as a result of Arab terror? It remains an empty threat. And I personally think that to make those kind of menacing threats against this particular incoming president is a serious mistake because he is not intimidated by them.
TPS: Can you tell us your opinion on the current legislation proposal of Texas Senator Ted Cruz to cut UN funding until the recent Security Resolution 2334 on Israeli settlements is repealed?
The legislation was introduced just last Thursday by GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. This is probably the most effective tool that the Trump administration will have against UNSC Resolution 2334 because any initiative on the Security Council forum will be met by at least three vetoes. The fin ncial threat is a very serious and effective one because
Marc Zell says that, “ the US embassy (pictured above) can move just by hanging up a new sign on one of the existing consulates in Jerusalem. Nothing needs to be built; no changes need to be made, no land to be bought. The embassy is where the ambassador sits.”
TPS: With regards to the the US after all contributes to Israeli-Palestinian confli t, close to one quarter of the UnitTrump has stated Jared ed Nations’ total budget. Kushner will “broker peace in the Middle East.” What TPS: Apart from vowdo you think about this ing to move the embassy appointment, in light of to Jerusalem, the IsraeKushner’s lack of any dipli right-wing had hailed lomatic experience? the president-elect due to statements regarding a Diplomats have been managtougher stance on radical ing this confli t since before the Islamic terror, increased establishment of the state, with military presence or claims dismal results. I don’t see what that the Judea and Saadded value diplomatic expermaria communities are tise can provide that will connot an obstacle to peace. tribute towards reaching a soluTh se issues have been the
bone of contention between Israel and the liberal Jewish community, which has been registering increasing levels of disconnect with Israel, claiming it does not represent their Jewish values. Are you concerned a Trump presidency will exacerbate that disconnection, and what would be the consequences if it does?
The Trump administration will not decide for Israel but will most likely wait for the Jewish state to make its own proposals. The Trump presidency is indeed going to exacerbate the current discrepancy between Israel and the liberal Jewish community until said community adjusts to reality, which is going to take some time. The first step for the Blueish Jewish community is to accept the reality of Trump’s win, and his legitimacy. I feel confide t that when the Jewish community realizes we are witnessing a watershed change of thinking, and what interests are at stake for the future of Israel and the Jewish people as a whole, they will come round. I believe the American Jewish community has adopted an immature and irrational attitude when it comes to voting. Long ago, the community did not feel the need to vote as a unit (70% for Hillary Clinton), they spread
their ballots as they ought to be behave considering how politically involved, strong and educated as the American Jewry is. No community cares more for Israel than the American Jews. But without even considering controversial issues such as Judea and Samaria, polls quote Israel down about 14 on the list of issues of importance in determining how the American Jewry votes. If Israel is that unimportant to American Jewry, this means they do not actually know what stands in their own interests. Ignoring such a reality is not sensible, even from the most basic political strategy standpoint.
America and the world need fixi g. We have to take immediate action, and get things done. The general approach of the incoming administration will be extremely divergent from what we’ve seen in a very long time. I do not think the nominees are part of the problem, but of the solution.
TPS: Conflicts of interests have been surrounding the nominees for the incoming Cabinet, such as for the Education Secretary, or Secretary of State. Admitting a Trump presidency is “good” for Israel, is such a controversial administration the “good” Israel needs?
This cabinet is shaping up to be really interesting with a serious potential. For one thing, there are very few lawyers but numerous business people and Generals. Lawyers have a reputation for talking the talk, but not walking the walk, the result of a tendency for paralysis by analysis. President Obama, who studied law is an excellent example of this
Marc Zell said: “What Jared Kushner (pictured above) brings to the table, is the new set of skills, those of a seasoned successful business negotiator, a deal maker. This is a trait he shares with his father-in-law.”
And for Israel that is also great news. As I mentioned before, the upcoming administration is not going to tell the Jewish state what to do. Without respect to any particular ideology, Israel must now bite the bullet and decide for itself. (TPS)
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Jared Kushner Cleared to Serve as WH Senior Adviser Edited by: JV Staff
resident-elect Donald Trump has appointed his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as White House senior adviser, it was reported earlier this week. The 35-year-old Kushner, an Orthodox Jew married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism, played a key role in the 2016 presidential campaign. “Jared has been a tremendous asset and trusted adviser throughout the campaign and transition, and I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my administration,” 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. Transition official said that Kushner would work on matters pertaining to trade and issues affecting the Middle East. At an event last Thursday, Trump said to Kushner: “If you can’t produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can.” According to a report in the New York Times, the Justice Department issued an opinion saying that Trump’s appointment of Kushner would be lawful despite a federal anti-nepotism law. In a 14-page opinion signed on Friday, a longtime career law-
The Justice Department issued an opinion saying that Trump’s appointment of Jared Kushner would be lawful despite a federal anti-nepotism law.
yer in the Justice Department’s Offic of Legal Counsel said that the president’s special hiring authority exempted White House positions from a 1967 law barring the president from employing relatives at a federal agency, as was reported by the Times. Some legal experts had raised concerns that Kushner’s appointment violated that law, which Congress enacted several years after President John F. Kennedy had appointed his brother Robert as attorney general. But the new Justice Department opinion, signed by Daniel L. Koffsk , a deputy assistant attorney general in the legal counsel offi , said Trump had the power to appoint Kushner anyway because of a subsequent
Trump Advances Construction of Keystone & Dakota Pipelines
1978 law that gives the president the authority to appoint White House staff members without regard to other laws restricting employment and compensation of federal employees. Kushner, like Trump, is a New York real estate developer and has emerged as an important voice in his father-in-law’s presidential campaign. According to published reports, Kushner was involved in multiple aspects of the campaign; from personnel, to strategy, to fundraising. Kushner is working closely with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior strategist Steve Bannon in providing advice to the president. Kushner has resigned from the management positions he currently holds, including as CEO of Kushner Companies, publisher of New York’s Observer newspaper and positions with other organizations, and will divest from a "signific nt number" of his assets to comply with government ethics rules, his attorney Jamie Gorelick told CNN. Additionally, Kushner will not take a salary in his new White House position. Kushner fi st played a role in his father-in-law's presidential campaign when he advised him on U.S. policy toward Israel and helped write the speech Trump delivered to the March 2016 policy conference of the American Israel Public Aff irs Committee lobby. (JNS.ORG)
Mostly Jewish Golf Club to Allow Obama to Become Member
Trump had pledged to overturn the pipeline decisions during his lengthy run to the White House. He made good on another campaign promise Monday, withdrawing the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Obama unsuccessfully sought congressional approval for before leaving offi .
resident Donald Trump moved Tuesday to advance construction of two oil pipelines in the U.S. heartland, his latest actions to overturn the policies of former President Barack Obama, the nation's chief executive he replaced four days ago. Trump signed executive orders calling for new negotiations to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is designed to carry Canadian oil sands crude through the U.S. to refine ies near the Gulf of Mexico, and the Dakota Access pipeline sending oil from the state of North Dakota south to Illinois. After a lengthy review, Obama rejected the Keystone project in 2015 on environmental grounds. Late last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blocked the Dakota Access project and said it would look for an alternative route after the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters contended the project would threaten its drinking water and Native American cultural sites. Trump said the U.S. would renegotiate the terms of the Keystone project with Canadian officials and "if they’d like we’ll see if we can get that pipeline built. Lots of jobs, 28,000 jobs. Great construction jobs."
Supreme Court appointment President Trump, flanked by GM CEO Mary Barra and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, gestures while speaking at the start of a meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 24, 2017.
He also signed an order to require that materials for the pipelines be constructed in the United States. Trump deplored the length of time it took the U.S. to consider such projects, saying, "The regulatory process in this country has become a tangled up mess." He signed orders to expedite reviews of environmental concerns and to determine whether or not manufacturing proposals are approved.
The new president said he would make an appointment next week to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left last year with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative stalwart on the court for 30 years. Trump's pick would replace Obama's choice, the philosophically moderate Merrick Garland, whose confi mation was blocked by Senate Republicans until a new president took offi . Trump has been considering a list of 21 conservative judges for the High Court appointment. Trump also met Tuesday with executives from the Big 3 American automakers, urging them to expand their manufacturing in the United States rather than overseas. "I want new plants to be built here for cars sold here!" Trump said on his Twitter account.
US Citizens; Jews Were Targeted by Brussels Airport Bombers
Edited by: JV Staff
The Woodmont Country Club, an exclusive, mostly Jewish golf club in Maryland, has invited former President Barack Obama to join following a contentious debate
a place where people of varying views and beliefs can enjoy fellowship and recreation in a relaxed environment.” Obama played at the club four times during his presidency. He has not indicated whether he will seek a Woodmont membership. The club charges members an $80,000 initiation fee and $9,673 in annual dues. Obama would be invited to join under the “special membership” provision to “welcome” senior government officials which waives the initiation fee, according to the Washington Post. The Obamas are planning to remain in Washington, D.C., for at least the next couple of years, according to reports.
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By: Joe Kadinsky
Maryland golf club with mostly Jewish membership to allow former president to join following debate over his anti-Israel policies
he Woodmont Country Club, an exclusive, mostly Jewish golf club in Maryland, has invited former President Barack Obama to join following a contentious debate. In an email to members Monday, Woodmont President Barry Forman said that after “many hours in recent weeks considering this matter and the views of our members,” the club’s executive committee decided to invite Obama to join, the Washington Post reported Monday evening. The rather public debate at the Rockville club over whether to admit Obama for membership stemmed from the U.S. decision to abstain from a UN vote against Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, as well as other actions perceived as hostile to Israel. Th New York Post was the fi st to report the dispute. “Political views have never been part of our membership criteria, and our members have always refle ted a range of opinions on issues of the day,” Forman wrote in his email. “In the current, deeply polarized political environment, it is all the more important that Woodmont be
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Woodmont was founded by DC-area Jews in 1913 because Jews were banned from joining other clubs. “We are proud of our Jewish heritage, and we are also proud that our membership is now more diverse, which refle ts signific nt changes in our society in recent years,” Forman also wrote in his email to members. “Given our legacy, it is regrettable that we have now been widely portrayed as unwelcoming and intolerant, because that is not who we are.” At least one member, Jeffrey Slavin, a Democratic activist and mayor of the Montgomery County town of Somerset, resigned over the debate. (JTA)
he Islamic State suicide bombers who attacked Brussels airport last year targeted passengers traveling to the United States and also Jewish people, several sources told AFP. The Belgian-led investigation believes a check-in counter for an American carrier was one of the targets in the March 22, 2016 attacks, the sources said on condition of anonymity. They also suspect that travelers to Israel may have been in the crosshairs, and that airport security camera footage shows one bomber apparently pursuing Hasidic Jews seconds before one of the blasts. Islamic State (IS) bombers Najim Laachraoui and Ibrahim El Bakraoui killed 16 people at Zaventem airport. Around an hour later Bakraoui's brother Khalid attacked a metro station near EU headquarters, killing another 16. One source close to the investigation told AFP, which contacted investigators in several countries, that one of the airport bombers "attacked the Delta Airlines check-in". "We know they wanted to target Americans," said the source, who asked not to be named. "It's clear they had quite specifi targets." Asked if these targets included the check-in counter for a fli ht to Israel, he replied: "We
Islamic State group bombers Najim Laachraoui and Ibrahim El Bakraoui killed 16 people at Zaventem airport in Brussels in March 2016
know they were obsessed with the Israelis too." The possibility that they targeted Russian travelers was an "option" that had to be clarifie , he said.
Wanted to kill a Jew'
The e were casualties from at least 40 nationalities in the Brussels attacks, but investigators and sources believe the Zaventem bombers had specifi targets. "Even early on (in the investigation) there were indications that they targeted US, Russian and Israeli check-in counters," a US law enforcement source told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Th t understanding has held up with later investigations, including with Abrini's alleged confession," the source said. Mohamed Abrini is the socalled "man in the hat" who fle the airport without detonating
his suitcase bomb after his accomplices set off theirs. He was captured a month later. Four Americans were killed at the airport and several injured, while two Israelis aged 23 and 28 were treated in Jerusalem after the attacks. Israeli media identified the pair as members of the Belz Hassid ultra-Orthodox religious sect, who had been scheduled to fly from Brussels airport to Ben Gurion. Sources close to the investigation added that camera footage never released to the public showed that Laachraoui had been standing among some 60 high school students before deciding to pursue two Orthodox Jews. "The attacker seemed to rush towards two Orthodox Jews," one of the sources said. "He really, clearly wanted to kill a Jew." (I24NEWS)
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The World’s Eight Richest Men They have wealth equal to half the population. It's a striking statistic but it's also irrelevant.
wealth. Th ough ingenuity, tal- ty has fallen by nearly 75 perent, and immense effort, they cent. Johan Norberg, writing in created enterprises that pro- Spiked Review, provides hard employees, more government singled out by Oxfam are Mi- vide hundreds of millions, even numbers: Worldwide, an averBy: Jeff Jacoby crosoft founder Bill Gates, in- billions, of human beings with age of 138,000 people climb out spending. Headlines notwithstanding, vestor Warren Buffett, Mexican goods and services that make of extreme poverty every day. xfam grabbed headlines on Monday with Oxfam's "new" finding is the telecom mogul Carlos Slim, life better, healthier, safer, and Since 1990, the world's population has grown by more than 2 a report claiming that same-old, same-old it trots out Facebook CEO Mark Zucker- more affor able. the world's eight richest men own as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.7 billion people – half of the planet's population. The report was released in Davos, Switzerland, at the start of the World Economic Forum, an annual powwow of high-powered business and political leaders. The executive director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, seized the occasion to portray the gap between the world's superrich few and extremely poor many as a moral and social calamity. The eight super billionaires singled out by Oxfam are Microsoft Since 1990, the world's population has grown by more than 2 "It is obscene for so much founder Bill Gates, investor Warren Buffett, Mexican telecom billion, yet the number of people in extreme poverty has shrunk wealth to be held in the hands mogul Carlos Slim, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Spanish by more than 1.25 billion. of so few when 1 in 10 people clothing magnate Amancio Ortega, Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, Moreover, the Oxfam Eight billion, yet the ranks of those in survive on less than $2 a day," Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, and Michael Bloomberg, the didn't grow their fortunes by extreme poverty has shrunk by she said. "Inequality is trapping financial-services entrepreneur and former New York mayor. preventing other people from more than 1.25 billion. hundreds of millions in poverIt is, in Norberg's words, "the ty; it is fracturing our societies every year. In 2014, Oxfam re- berg, Spanish clothing mag- growing theirs. Their wealth and undermining democracy." ported that the world's 85 rich- nate Amancio Ortega, Ama- may equal that of half the peo- most important story of our Oxfam's proposed solutions est people have as much wealth zon creator Jeff Bezos, Oracle ple on Earth (though Oxfam's time: Poverty as we know it is are the usual leftist nostrums: as the 3.5 billion poorest; in co-founder Larry Ellison, and methodology is dubious), but disappearing from our planet." Just as capitalism made it higher taxes, a "living wage" for 2015, it shaved the number of Michael Bloomberg, the fin n- the world's poor have been multibillionaires to 80; in 2016, cial-services entrepreneur and climbing out of poverty at the possible for Gates, Zuckerberg, and the others to reach the fastest rate in human history. the number dropped again, former New York mayor. Byanyima rightly bewails the highest rung on the economic Besides being unimaginably "It is obscene for so much to 62. Now Oxfam claims the world's poorest half is out- rich, the eight men have a few fact that "1 in 10 people survive ladder, it is making it possible wealth to be held in the things in common that Oxfam on less than $2 a day" – what for billions of men and womhands of so few when 1 in owned by just eight men. she omits is that over the past en to climb up from the lowest To be sure, it's a striking sta- doesn't dwell on. 10 people survive on less To begin with, all eight men 30 years, the number of people rung. Oxfam's billionaires are tistic. It's also irrelevant. than $2 a day," she said The eight superbillionaires earned their extraordinary living in such extreme pover- richer than they used to be. So
The Oxfam Eight didn't grow their fortunes by preventing other people from growing theirs is almost everyone else. Of course, the super-wealthy ought to share their great fortunes. Not because wealth disparities are "obscene," as Oxfam says. And not because the economy is a zero-sum game, with the rich getting richer only as the poor get poorer. But as a matter of goodness and gratitude – the timeless moral principle that from those to whom much is given, much is required. Oxfam's megabillionaires agree. Th y have all given vast amounts to charity, using their wealth to do good for enormous numbers of people in need, in danger, or in pain. Gates has donated more to charitable causes than anyone, ever. Buffett and Zuckerberg have pledged to give away more than half of their wealth to philanthropy, as have scores of other billionaires. Wealth is good, and the more people who can create and earn it, the better. All decent people should worry about what the very poor lack. If you obsess instead about what the very rich have, you're doing it wrong. (AISH.COM)
This op-ed originally appeared in Th Boston Globe.
Yad Vashem Marks International Holocaust Remembrace Day New Online Exhibition- Last Letters From the Holocaust & Unique Facebook Commemorative Activity- "IRemember Wall" Edited by: JV Staff
n January 1941, Perla Tytelman wrote a heartfelt letter to her daughter Rachel from the Warsaw ghetto: "You should be consoled by the thought that this has to end sometime, and that then we will once again be happy together. Our yearning for each other knows no bounds - Mamush [Mommy]." Perla and Yosef Tytelman lived in Warsaw together with their three children, Samuel, Rachel and Rega. In 1940, Yosef and Rachel were exiled to Siberia. In their last letter from the Warsaw ghetto, Perla and her two children, Samuel and Rega, express their
deep concern for Yosef and Rachel as well as their hopes to one day meet again. The three were murdered by the Nazis before this dream could be fulfile . Following the war, Rachel and Yosef returned to Poland before final y immigrating to Eretz Israel in October 1947 aboard the ship "Exodus." This precious letter is one example of personal letters housed in the Yad Vashem Archives now viewable online, some for the fi st time, as part of the online exhibition, "Last Letters From the Holocaust: 1941." Some 75 years after they were written, the exhibition is being launched by Yad Vashem to mark International Day of Commemoration
Rachel Tytelman and her friends on holiday in the Carpathian mountains, summer 1939, the last summer before the war. Yad Vashem Photo Archives, donated by Rachel Wygodzki
in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The fi st of its kind in a series of online exhibitions featuring last letters, the exhibition presents nine letters written by children and adults in 1941 and sent to their loved ones during the Holocaust. Th y were composed in the ghettos and camps, while fleei g, in hiding and while wandering from place to place. Th y reveal the inner world and terrible fate of individual Jews in the Holocaust; for many recipients, they were also the last greetings and messages from their loved ones. Yona Kobo, researcher of online exhibitions in Yad Vashem's Internet Department, points out the uniqueness of the letters:
Reflected image of Zalman Levinson, Riga, 1937. Zalman and his family were murdered in Riga in 1941 Yad Vashem Photo Archives 10367/10
"Handwriting is one the most individual, most intimate and personal forms of self-expression. The e last letters give us a
Paul Kor (1926-2001)Transport no. 2, from the series: "Six paintings dedicated to the memory of the six million", 1997-1998 Mixed media on canvas 60X90 cm Collection of the Yad Vashem Art Museum. Gift of the artist in memory of his father, Isaac Joseph Kornowski who was murdered at Auschwitz
small window into the lives of these individuals and provides a fi sthand testimony of the hardships they faced as well as their
longing to be reunited with their families." The letters presented in the exhibition were sent from Poland, Latvia, France, Austria, Ukraine, Yugoslavia and Romania. Parting with these precious letters was not easy; nevertheless, survivors and their families ultimately chose to donate them to Yad Vashem where they will be documented and preserved for future generations. The Yad Vashem Archives house the most comprehensive collection of Holocaust-era documentation in the world, including some 190 million pages of documentation. "Yad Vashem aims to provide the general public with relevant, meaningful and timely conSee Yad Vashem Marks , page 38
The Tytelman children, Samuel (from right), Rachel and baby Rega with their nanny. Warsaw, 1930s Yad Vashem Photo Archives 10821/1
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Ya’alon, Bennett Trade Barbs on Protective Edge Report
Hotovely: Can’t Justify Ranana Without Justifying Ofra, Eli
By: Ilana Messika
By: Andrew Friedman
ducation Minister Bennett praised the publication of the State Comptroller’s Report Tuesday on the 2014 Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, saying the report represents a “security earthquake” and an opportunity for the government. Speaking to the 10th Annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv, Bennett said the report “paints a clear picture: the rigidity of thinking of the country’s leadership is the root cause of all failures. “We need to move to a new national security perspective,” Bennett argued. “Not one of tottering but of clear and defin tive victory. Victory does not require explanations and excuses. Victory does not require public relations, but speaks for itself, without words,” Bennett also urged Prime Minister Netanyahu to convene the National Security Cabinet (NSC) in order to discuss the lessons of the Operation and correct them. State Comptroller Yosef Shapira is believed to have leveled harsh criticism at Prime Minister Netanyahu and then-Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon for their “inept military strategy” to fi ht Hamas tunnels, for hiding essen-
Yediot Achronot revealed a conversation during which a furious Boogie Ya’alon attacked Naftali Bennett saying for “telling me how to run the army,” to which Bennett responded: “I certainly will, if you do not report the truth.” Photo Credit: Kobi Richter/TPS
tial information from the NSC and thus actively preventing the formulation of a comprehensive strategy properly adapted to the threat. According to snippets revealed by Yedioth Aharonoth, Ya’alon and Bennett, who was then Minister of Economy) also argued about the handling of the tunnels during the operation. The newspaper revealed a conversation during which a furious Ya’alon attacked Bennett saying for “telling me how to run the army,” to which Bennett responded: “I certainly will, if you do not report the truth.” Like Bennett, Ya’alon came out strongly in support the publication of the report but criti-
cized its instrumentalization as a popularity tool for politicians, in an underhanded attack against Bennett. “Real leaders do not fear from publicity, even when it is critical. I support the [report’s] publication excepts for the parts that threaten national security,” Ya’alon said.. “But this morning I am watching politicians leak the report to use it in order to bolster their likes on Facebook or Twitter. Those people are not apt to lead,” he said. Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni stated argued that the issue of Protective Edge was bigger than the tunnels because the government generally lacks a coherent strategy with regards to Gaza.
eputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, Minister of Jerusalem Aff irs and Environmental Protection Ze’ev Elkin and other right-wing leaders praised President Donald Trump Tuesday and called on their colleagues in the Israeli government to work with the new administration quickly to annex wide swaths of Judea and Samaria. Speaking at a conference entitled “An End to Occupation” at Bar Ilan University, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said that 75 percent of the Israeli public supports annexing the territories and that half-a-century after the Six Day War, the time has come to stop replace the language of “occupation” with “sovereignty.” “For so many years we have foresworn the language of justice in favor of the language of security,” Hotovely said. “But the reason we settle in Judea and Samaria is because it is our land. We can’t justify our presence in Ranana if we aren’t prepared to justify our presence in Ofra, Eli and Jerusalem.” Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin stressed that a majority of Israelis support the annexation of Judea and
Sentencing Hearing Held in IDF Soldier Manslaughter Trial By: i24 News
“But the reason we settle in Judea and Samaria is because it is our land. We can’t justify our presence in Ranana if we aren’t prepared to justify our presence in Ofra, Eli and Jerusalem.”
military court convened Tuesday for the sentencing of Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier Sgt. Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter earlier this month for the fatal shooting of a Palestinian attacker in Hebron last March, in a case that drew strong reactions from a divided public and leadership. The prosecution is expected to request a three to five year prison sentence for 21-year-old Azaria, while the defense team will bring character witnesses, including former teachers, fellow soldiers, and the soldier's mother, to testify on his behalf in a bid to avoid jail time. During the hearing, which began at noon at the IDF's Tel Aviv headquarters, the defense argued that the judicial process had been contaminated, accusing the army of obstruction after trying to convince Azaria's family to drop an appeal of the conviction and change their legal team in exchange for a reduced 18 month sentence. The defense tried to argue that the matter was relevant to the verdict and to sentencing, but the argument was rejected by the judges. Azaria is also expected to ask the judges to consider his parents, who have reportedly been suffering from health problems, when handing down their
Speaking at a conference entitled “An End to Occupation” at Bar Ilan University, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said that 75 percent of the Israeli public supports annexing the territories and that half-a-century after the Six Day War, the time has come to stop replace the language of “occupation” with “sovereignty
Samaria and noted bitterly that since the application of Israeli law to the Golan Heights in 1981, successive goats have taken no steps to replicate that move in other areas of the country. He also said that a combination of circumstances make the current time ripe for making that policy move today. “There is widespread consensus large portions of Judea and Samaria and it is time to move forward… We are in a very dramatic stage regarding Judea and Samaria. The Palestinians are racking up success after success against us [but] we don’t give enough weight to the fact that the whole existence of the PA is a reality that won’t be here for long. The real issue we should be discussing is what happens the day the PA falls. It will not outlive Abu Mazen – [after he dies the PA] will fall apart due to power struggles. “Shortly after that – the
next day or week, it may even survive a few months maybe a day, a week, even months. But eventually the Palestinian state dream will fade, and formal responsibility for those areas will turn to us,” Elkin said. Elkin said the absence of Palestinian self-rule will present a challenge for Israel and ruled out military rule over the Palestinians. But he said the Trump administration presents a radically different approach to Israel than the previous government in Washington, a fact that works in Israel’s favor as the Palestinian Authority collapses over the coming years. “[When the PA collapses], talk about sovereignty will be the only option. It could happen in the days of the current American administration because I don’t give this process more then a few years. See Hotovely: Can’t Justify , page 36
Probability of Netanyahu Indictment Growing Edited by: JV Staff A military court convened Tuesday for the sentencing of Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier Sgt. Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter earlier this month for the fatal shooting of a Palestinian attacker in Hebron last March
sentence. Azaria's father, Charlie, testified as a character witness, telling the judges that his son "has Muslim and Christian friends." The father went on to describe the toll that the trial has taken on the family, including his brother having two heart attacks, Elor's mother losing 38 kilograms (83 pounds) and collapsing after hearing reports about sentencing, and he himself suffering a stroke, all since the shooting happened. "I feel like I have been stabbed in the back with a knife and it's being twisted," he said. Charlie Azaria also confi med that he had met with the commander of the Kfir Brigade, who he said urged the family to switch lawyers and drop the idea of an appeal, suggesting a meeting with a military attorney instead.
He continued to ask the court to sentence his son to time already served on his base. Supporters of Azaria planned to protest outside the military headquarters during the hearing, as they have done throughout the deeply divisive trial. An Israeli military tribunal on January 4 found Azaria guilty of manslaughter, rejecting key defense claims including that the Palestinian was already dead when he was shot. In his own court testimony, Azaria cited a fear that the assailant could still attack with a knife or a hidden explosive as his reason for opening fi e. The prosecution argued his motives were more sinister, noting witness testimony that Azaria told his fellow soldiers that "the terrorist deserved to die" immediately following the shooting. (I24 NEWS)
olice and state prosecutors say there appears to be suffici t evidence to indict Prime Minister Netanyahu over his relationship with billionaire Arnon Milchan, Hebrew-language Channel 2 reported Monday. The report followed a similar claim last Friday by the Haaretz newspaper that both Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu demanded expensive gifts from Milchan, such as cigars and champagne. The current report indicates that Milchan also gave Sara Netanyahu approximately $300,000 worth of jewelry. Earlier Monday, Milchan fi ed back at MK Dudi Amsalem and other Likud backbenchers, who called into question the billionaires motives and honesty. Milchan said Amsalem’s attacks were ‘totally unfounded’ and showed how desperate some people were to prove their loyalty to their political master [i.e. Netanyahu]. Since the beginning of January, police have questioned Prime Minister Netanyahu, his son Yair
Police and state prosecutors say there appears to be sufficient evidence to indict Prime Minister Netanyahu over his relationship with billionaire Arnon Milchan, Hebrew-language Channel 2 reported Monday.
and several members of the family’s inner circle about allegations of fraud, corruption and bribery. The allegations included a taped conversation between the prime minister and Yedioth Aharonoth publisher Arnon (Noni) Mozes that allegedly has Netanyahu promising to support legislation to limit the circulation of Israel Hayom, a free newspaper that has cut sharply into the profits of
Yedioth Aharonoth, in exchange for positive coverage in the latter paper. Police are expected to summon Netanyahu for another round of questioning later in the week. In the event of that the prime minister is indicted, prosecutors are expected to call Milchan as a witness for the prosecution. (TPS)
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DEСEMBER 16, 2016
Israeli Supreme Court Nixes Amona Deal Diaspora Affairs Ministry Publishes 2016 Anti-Semitism Report
By: Yoni Ariel
he Supreme Court ended any chance of implementing the agreement between the government and Amona, when it issued a stay order forbidding any construction related work to be done on the plots to which the government had planned to relocate the Amona settlers. The court issued the order in response to a petition file by resident of the Palestinian village of Silwad. The plaintiffs represented by Yesh Din, a legal rights NGO, petitioned the court to issue an injunction against the planned relocation of Amona, claiming some of the plots in question are owned by residents of Silwad. Yesh Din Executive Director Neta Patrisk said the organization agreed to represent the villagers to prevent illegal confiscation of privately owned land by the government. She said she understood the residents of Amona had suffered an injustice by being forced to evacuate their homes, but “two wrongs do not make a right, you cannot correct one wrong by vomiting another one”.
By: Ilana Messika
M The Supreme Court ended any chance of implementing the agreement between the government and Amona, when it issued a stay order forbidding any construction related work to be done on the plots to which the government had planned to relocate the Amona settlers. Photo Credit: Andrew McIntire/TPS
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said that the ruling means there is no way any alternate housing can be prepared before Amona is evacuated on February 8, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s ruling. Amona residents said that in view of the collapse of the agreement with them, the government will have to choose between passing the controversial Expropriation Bill, or risking a
showdown that could “shake the foundations of the state”, as one resident put it. Other residents were less militant, saying that while they would not go quietly, they would not resort to violence. Given Netanyahu’s increasingly tenuous legal position, and the political agendas at work, it is quite possible that the Amona crisis brings the government down. (TPS)
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inister of Diaspora Aff irs Naftali Bennett on Sunday presented the Ministry’s 2016 Annual Anti-Semitism Report to the cabinet. Th report shows two confli ting trends, a decrease in violent anti-Semitics attacks, and an increase in anti-Semitic propaganda and rhetoric, especially on the internet and social media, which is playing an increasingly conspicuous role in disseminating anti-Semitic content and incitement. The report focused on the need to legally redefine anti-Semitism so it includes “alt anti-Semitism”. Alt anti-Semitism refers to anti-Semitism masquerading as merely anti-Israel, The report cites the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement as the prime purveyor of alt anti-Semitism. “In the guise of opposing Israel’s policies, the movement in reality promotes a virulently anti-Israeli agenda, aimed at delegitimizing Israel’s right to exist, and fomenting an anti-Jewish atmosphere, especially on university campuses”. Most of the groups disseminating alt anti-Semitism are from the radical left. The report referred to a recent document written in collaboration with the Kantor Center
A freshman dorm door defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti at Ithaca College in New York
for European Jewry examining the issue of the BDS within the legal framework of anti-discrimination and anti-semitism laws along with international, European and specific state legal systems. “The Anti-Semitism Report was written with the insight that the atmosphere of boycott against Israel creates a hostile and violent climate for Jews in the Diaspora, and therefore has to be defined as anti-Semitic,” argued the report. The report recorded a 137% increase of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany (461 in 2016 incidents reported compared to 194 in 2015). Most of these came from the traditionally anti-Semitic German extreme right, which has gained unprec-
edented public support in the wake of the refugee crisis. In the UK there was a 62% increase in anti-Semitic incidents, the majority from the right wing. France’s attempts to combat anti-Semitism have proven successful, with a decrease of 65% decrease in anti-Semitic incidents. This shows that when a government is determined to address the problem it can achieve results. In the United States, there was an increase of 45% of anti-Semitic cases on campuses, along with twice as many events cancelled by of Jewish students organizations compared to the previous year. The increase of anti-Semitic See Diaspora Aﬀairs Ministry , page 36
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The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot Awarded $10M Grant from the Koret Foundation Grant will strengthen Jewish identity worldwide by establishing the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood
play a pivotal role in strengthening Jewish identity and Jewish involvement, and offers a pow“The Koret Foundation’s erful new opportunity to enpersonal and professional eduEdited by: JV Staff cational programs for visitors, grant refle ts an exciting and gage, inspire and educate.” The Museum of the Jewish he Museum of the Jew- online users, students, educators growing convergence of interests around the revised mission People is deeply committed to ish People at Beit Hat- and community leaders. Th ough the grant, The Mu- for the Museum of the Jewish educating Jews and the broader futsot, located in Tel Aviv, Israel, announced seum of the Jewish People will People, bringing leading foun- community about the diversilast Thursday that it has been develop new approaches to dations into conversation and ty of modern Jewish life, Israel awarded a $10 million grant education and will design in- partnership with our ongoing as a Jewish homeland, and the from the Koret Foundation, novative programs tailored for and much-valued partner, the importance of sustaining a vibased in San Francisco. Th groups and individuals attend- Government of Israel,” said Iri- brant Jewish community for grant, the largest awarded to ing the Museum, learning curBeit Hatfutsot from a U.S. phil- ricula for Jewish day schools and anthropic foundation in its for- community centers, traveling ty-year history and one of the exhibits, and professional trainlargest single grants made by the ing and certific tion schemes Koret Foundation to an Israe- for educators from around the li institution, will establish the world. It will also build on the new Koret International School successful flagsh p programs already in place, most notably for Jewish Peoplehood. The Koret International the My Family Story genealoSchool will dramatically rein- gy competition and the G2G The Koret International School will dramatically reinvent and vent and expand the work of volunteer scheme. In order to expand the work of Beit Hatfutsot’s International School for Beit Hatfutsot’s International fully launch these initiatives in Jewish Peoplehood Studies School for Jewish Peoplehood Jewish communities around the Studies. The Koret International world, the Koret Internation- na Nevzlin, Chair of the Board the future. Given current world School will be the educational al School will oversee a global of Directors at Beit Hatfutsot. events, this mission could not centerpiece of the Museum and team of full-time associates and “With the visionary support of be more important,” said Jeffrey the Koret Foundation, The Mu- Farber, CEO of the Koret Founwill offer an extensive range of representatives. seum of the Jewish People will dation. “The Koret Foundation be the unquestioned global hub is proud to be a lead partner in for a new conversation about this project.” The Koret International what it means to be not just Jewish, but a member of the Jewish School is part of The Museum of the Jewish People’s dramatic people. “We are gratified to partner overhaul, which will culminate with Beit Hatfutsot, one of the in 2019 with the unveiling of world’s leading institutions in an all-new core exhibition, on telling the long and extraor- which construction will begin dinary Jewish story,” said Dr. later this year. The entire projAnita Friedman, President of ect, which includes four new the Koret Foundation. “In the galleries opened in 2016, has 21st Century, innovative Jew- been made possible by an amThe Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, located ish institutions and meaningful bitious $100 million fundraising in Tel Aviv, Israel, announced last Thursday that it has been new approaches are needed. Th campaign, which has reached its awarded a $10 million grant from the Koret Foundation, based Koret International School will latter stages and is set to close in in San Francisco
the coming twelve months. “While the new core exhibition will provide the visual symbols of Beit Hatfutsot to the next generation of visitors, it is through the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood that the Museum’s values will be transmitted globally, through direct education, community engagement and resource development,” said Dan Tadmor, CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.
About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story of the Jewish people with millions of visitors from all walks of life. Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include the Nadav Foundation, Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, and The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation.
“The Koret Foundation’s grant reflects an exciting and growing convergence of interests around the revised mission for the Museum of the Jewish People, bringing leading foundations into conversation and partnership with our ongoing and much-valued partner, the Government of Israel,” said Irina Nevzlin, Chair of the Board of Directors at Beit Hatfutsot
throughout the Bay Area and worldwide. The Foundation is dedicated to building a strong global Jewish Community and supports innovative organizations that strengthen Jewish identity and promote meaningful Jewish involvement. Additionally, the Koret Foundation is devoted to elevating the quality About The Koret of life of our community with Foundation a special focus on supporting Based in San Francisco, since San Francisco Bay Area civic, its founding three decades cultural, humanitarian and edago the Koret Foundation has ucational institutions. For more granted more than $500 mil- information, please visit www. lion to nonprofit organizations koret.org.
Rob Densen Named President of the Israel Cancer Research Fund Int’l Edited by: JV Staff
he ICRF is the largest non-profit dedicated to funding Israeli cancer research. As President, Rob Densen will work with ICRF’s professionals and lay leadership to increase awareness and support of ICRF’s efforts to fund cancer research in Israel, a world center for cutting edge cancer research. He is also a member of the ICRF Board and Executive Committees. Densen is the Founder and CEO of Tiller LLC, a firm that works with major corporations in the development and implementation of brand- and business-aligned advocacy marketing and strategic philanthropic programs.
“The rate of discovery in cancer research is accelerating…and nowhere more than in Israel,” said Densen. The Israel Cancer Research Fund was founded in 1975 by a group of American and Canadian physicians, scientists and lay leaders who sought to ensure adequate funding for high-potential cancer research investiga-
tions while helping to prevent the loss of Israel's most promising cancer researchers to overseas institutions due to a lack of funding. ICRF has chapters in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs/ Coachella Valley, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Connecticut, Florida and Jerusalem. ICRF grants are selected by a distinguished Scientific Review Panel (SRP) composed of leading physicians and scientists from the U.S. and Canada, who make recommendations to the ICRF board after an intensive peer review. Modeled after the NIH’s review process, the SRP bases its selection criteria on the scientifi merit of the project, the demonstrated ability of the investigators, and the suitability of the institutions in which they work. Since 1975, ICRF has awarded grants totaling more than $59 million to 2,300 Israeli cancer projects via fellowships, project grants, career development awards and professorships. “The rate of discovery in cancer research is accelerating…and nowhere more than in Israel,” said Densen. “Over the years, ICRF has been behind many major breakthroughs in cancer research. But every year, there are far more deserving cancer research projects in Israel than there are ICRF dollars to fund
rate and fin ncial public relations of the Hebrew University in Jethem. Our goal is to ensure that directly to the researcher.’’ Prior to forming Tiller in fi m, Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart. rusalem, and he and his family no deserving cancer research Densen has extensive philan- are lay leaders and supporters of project in Israel goes unfunded. 2003, Densen served for 11 the University’s Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research. Densen is a past President of the Summit (N.J.) Board of Education and a founding member of Speak Up, Summit, an education advocacy group. He is also a Trustee of First Star, a national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children subject to abuse and neglect, and serves as a Member of the Board of the Growth Philanthropy Network/ Social Impact Exchange. According to Eric Heffl , National Executive Director of ICRF, “We are thrilled to welAs President, Rob Densen will According to Eric Heffler, National Executive Director of ICRF, come Rob Densen as our new work with ICRF’s professionals “We are thrilled to welcome Rob Densen as our new President. and lay leadership to increase He possesses a rare combination of business acumen, marketing President. He possesses a rare combination of business acuawareness and support of expertise and a deeply felt dedication to the cause. We share men, marketing expertise and ICRF’s efforts to fund cancer Rob’s ambitious goals for ICRF, and we are excited to be a deeply felt dedication to the research in Israel, a world working with him.” cause. We share Rob’s ambitious center for cutting edge years as Senior Vice President thropic and volunteer interests, goals for ICRF, and we are excitcancer research and Director of Corporate Af- with a focus on public education ed to be working with him.” “I look forward to collaborat“To me, the case for support fairs at Oppenheimer Funds, and cancer research. Along with of ICRF is clear-cut and compel- Inc. (OFI). During his tenure at his daughter, Densen co-founded ing with the dedicated profesling,” Densen added. “Israel is a OFI, Densen was responsible for Leaders of the Lung Cancer Free sionals and brilliant lay leadermajor source of innovation and PR, brand management, internal World, a national lung cancer ship of ICRF to bring us closer to discovery in the understanding communications and charitable awareness and advocacy cam- the day when all cancer patients and treatment of cancer. At the giving and initiated the compa- paign and established the Target- and their families, regardless of same time, the research dollar ny’s landmark, “Women & In- ing a Cure for Lung Cancer Fund diagnosis, can look to the fugoes signific ntly further in Is- vesting” program. Before joining at Massachusetts General Hospi- ture with confidence and genrael due to lower overhead costs OppenheimerFunds, he was a tal. He is a former Member of the uine hope for a cure,” Densen and the fact that ICRF’s grants go managing director at the corpo- Board of the American Friends concluded.
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Soros' War on Democracy
idn't it seem amazing that this past campaign and the National Democrat Party, we weekend's Women's Marches Against can safely say that his causes are not steeped in Trump were so quickly organized, and humanitarian interests but rather they focus on coordinated by self described brutal- securing a radical American political leadership. ized, poorly treated, downtrodden, frustrated And Soros was well represented by his organizaand bullied women just yearning to be free? But tions that helped co-ordinate, staff and fund the hold the phone! This miraculous weed-like move- marches. Another ment suddenkey organizer ly sprouted behind Saturaround the day's Women's world...all at March in D.C. the same time! was Linda So by all acSarsour, the counts in the head of the media, these Arab Amerpenniless, ican Associhelpless, conation of New demned by the York linked to male dominatthe Council ed world just on American pulled themIslamic Relaselves together tions (CAIR). in a few short So we see the weeks to march termites of the and close down radical Islamost major mist, anti-Isracities in this country and Actress Ashley Judd reading her “I am a Nasty Woman” poem el movement embedded in in Europe and at the women’s march in Washington, DC these demonAsia as well. If you believe that, well, you know about that span strations. Linda, who was an Obama White House annointed "Champion of Change," spoke at last across the East River that's up for sale. month's 15th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America, both Muslim Brotherhood offshoot The anti-Israel and notorious international billionaire George Soros groups. It was there that she posed for a picture and his controlled organizations were with Salah Sarsour (perhaps a relative), a former the leaders of the pack in these marches. Hamas operative who was jailed in Israel in the 1990's because of his alleged work for that terrorist group. Ms. Sarsour has served as a delegate to But we were thrown a bag of false news report- the Democratic National Convention and with ing on these world-wide demonstrations. Th y the support of CAIR, which strangely opposes had as their organizers, planners and funders the abortion was a major organizer of The arch. And what would a radical-progressive anbest of the best when it comes to manipulating the media and the minds of easy to lead by the nose ti-Trump meeting be without the angry, vulgar, members of the not too bright masses of the "We'll spoiled, limousine liberal glitteratti of stage and believe anything negative about conservatives" screen. Madonna boldly claimed she wanted to mental midgets. Let's start with anti-Israel and no- bomb the White House. Apparently, killing and torious international billionaire George Soros and bloodying despised Republicans is acceptable to the radical his controlled Left. We've organizations never heard that were the them speak out leaders of the on the Syrian pack in these slaughter, or marches. G-d forbid, on Ac c ord i ng the killing of to journalist innocent civilAsra Q. Noian Israelis. But mani, writing to blow up the in The New White House York Times, is evidently "Soros has acceptable. funded or has Ashley Judd close relationand Scarlett ships with, at Johanseon also least 56 of the took to the mimarch's "partcrophone with ners," includspeeches that ing Planned Pop star Madonna (left) and Cher also join the women’s lacked in logic, Pare nt h o o d , march with their own stated leftist agendas. facts and polwhich opposes Trump's anti-abortion stance and the Nation- icy alternatives but were rather filled with emoal Resource Defense Council, which opposes tion, slogans and group-think that were accepted Trump's environmental policies. The other So- by young attendees whose powers of discernment ros ties with "Women's March" organizations have been destroyed by political correctness and include the "politically" partisan Move-On .org, ignorance. The next four years will be filled with hate diwhich was fie cely pro-Clinton, the National Action Network. Other Soros grantees who rected toward President Trump. Look how his 10 are "partners" in the march are the American year old son has already been targeted. The snipCivil Liberties Union, Center for Constitution- ers of the Radical Left will not let up in placing the al Rights, Amnesty International and Human other members of his family in their cross hairs. The Trumps are wealthy, glamorous, intelligent Rights Watch." and they stand out in the crowd. The Progressives will be relentless in their efforts to destroy this administration in any way they can. Frankly, we fear Conservatives and the Trump administration must not underestimate for the safety of all who serve under the president. Conservatives and the Trump administration what this movement represented by must not underestimate what this movement repthese supposedly "Women's Marches" resented by these supposedly "Women's Marches" represent. represent. The e crowds captured by the cameras are merely being used by the likes of Angela DaWhen Mr. Soros puts his money into a group vis, Linda Sarsour, George Soros and the dangeryou know that his political philosophy will be ous Islamist forces now creating havoc in Europe reflected by the actions of his financed organiza- and Asia. These events are merely the forerunner tions. As he is a major contributor to the Hillary of actions to come. Be prepared!
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Letters to the Editor Opposed to Shopping Mall In Lakewood Dear Editor; I read with interest the letter (‘Financial Disaster for Lakewood Taxpayers,’ January 11) describing the controversial proposal for a large shopping center and entertainment facility in Lakewood, New Jersey. As a resident of Lakewood, I would like to clarify what lies behind the fie ce opposition of many residents to this development. Lakewood is home to a booming Jewish community. Beth Medrash Govoha is its flag ship institution and wields an overwhelming influence on all aspects of life in town, including politics and religion. Many, including myself, have studied at the yeshiva before settling down in Lakewood and are therefore keen to see it succeed. In 2000, when the town granted the land in question to B.M.G. for development, it was located on the outskirts of town near an industrial park with no homes or businesses anywhere in sight. It seemed to be a win-win situation- the yeshiva would get a fundraising boost and the town would get a large new corporate park, without any negative impacts to the town’s residents. Much has changed since then. The town’s population, which was about 60,000 in the 2000 census, has since doubled. The town changed its zoning to allow higher densities to accommodate the housing needs of its residents. Th t led developers to cram rows of townhouses in areas which did not have the infrastructure to handle that many new residents. Single family homes were demolished to make way for six or seven townhouses in
its place. Many of the newly constructed houses weren’t made available to interested home buyers in Lakewood; instead, they were marketed to communities in New York which were encouraged to move en masse. The number of students in Lakewood’s private schools rose from about 5,000 in 2000 to over 27,000 in 2016 with the number of school buses on the town’s roads growing proportionally. Traffi has ground to a halt. Stop and go traffi is the new normal. Parents driving their children to school in the morning can face an hour long trip on what would normally be a drive of a few minutes each way. The roads are woefully inadequate to handle the volume of traffic On some roads, long lines of cars driving in opposite directions must wait to alternate driving down the narrow streets. Th stress, frustration and waste of time has been growing. And so have the accidents. Tragedies on the roads are occurring on the roads at an alarming rate. Many feel that something could and must be done to improve the situation. And many feel that placing a shopping mall -which is usually placed on major thoroughfares which can handle the traffi it attracts- directly on a residential street which is congested much of the day, will only exacerbate the situation. While we empathize with the fin ncial predicament B.M.G. has become entangled with, it must be recognized that Lakewood’s overcrowding and decline in the quality of life for its residents require urgent solutions. David Burnstein
Hunger Strike for Reinstatement of Rabbi Abadie (The following open letter was sent to the Edmond J. Safra Foundation) Dear Editor, Board of Trustees The Edm nd J. Safra Foundation I recently moved from Sarasota/Florida to NYC, mainly to find a spiritual home. And I found it in Rabbi Elie Abadie, one of the kindest Rabbis I ever met; he is also an international and scholarly speaker with deep roots in the ethical values of Judaism; a physician who always finds time in his busy schedule , to make house calls; and most important, he serves as the Founding Rabbi of the newly built Safra
Synagogue on the Upper East Side. My serious question to you, Trustee members of the Safra Foundation, how is it possible that you dishonor, disgrace and hound this Rabbi by forcing him out of his Synagogue? This action of yours smells total ignorance and greed, unworthy of any Jew. If you do not reverse your decision and reinstate Rabbi Elie Abadie as the head of our congregation, I am willing to go personally into a hunger strike and make you responsible for the consequences. Sincerely Helga Wall-Apelt
Parallel Assertions Dear Editor: President Donald Trump’s promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has provoked strong protests by the Palestinians. Saeb Erekat, their chief negotiator, asserted that the question of capitals “is not for other nations to decide, but something to be negotiated between the two principals.” If Saeb
Erekat’s assertion is correct, then, equally correct, is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s parallel assertion that the question of borders is not for other nations to decide, but something to be negotiated between the two principals. Ted Sheskin
Remembering Mario Cuomo Dear Editor: The e is more to the second anniversary for the passing of former Governor Mario Cuomo. He was not a reformer, but rather a proud product of the Queens County Democratic Party clubhouse machine. After losing the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor in 1974, Governor Hugh Carey appointed him Secretary of State in 1975. During his race against then Congress member Ed Koch for NYC Mayor in 1977, there were Vote for Cuomo not the Homo" posters all over town. Mario was never above using class warfare as an issue to divide and conquer. Remember his reference to Republican Governor candidate Lew Lehrman's expensive watch during a debate in 1982? Lehrman was a self made millionaire who was the founder of Rite Aid drug store chain. One of Mario's claim to fame was being a great orator and debater. In 1986 Mario followed the infamous Rose Garden strategy in his race for a second term. His opponent was unknown and under fin nced. The late Republican Westchester County Executive Andrew O'Rourke had to carry a cardboard cutout of
Cuomo to debate. In the end, Mario agreed to one token debate at the 11th hour. In 1992, Mario had no problem signing off on the reapportionment plan for new State Assembly and State Senate district lines based upon the 1990 census. This bill preserved and expanded the Democrats control of the State Assembly, along with preserving the Republican majority in the State Senate by gerrymandering of district boundaries. So much for good government reform of state government legislative districts. When it came to supporting public transportation, rather than increase the level of state support by billions under MTA Five Year Capital Plans, it was Mario who started the trend of having state authorities like the MTA borrow rather than providing hard cash contributions. The same was true by increasing the level of state spending and long term debt hiding it off line under many other state authorities rather than the general budget. We all mourn for the loss of anyone's father. Mario is not worthy of sainthood. He was a mere mortal, like the rest of us. Sincerely, Larry Penner
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Soros’s Women’s March of Hate The Left’s Rage Unleashed on the Streets of Washington By: Matthew Vadum
n Saturday, the nation’s capital was inundated with masses of loud, obnoxious, foul-mouthed Trump-hating women (and some men) at what was billed the “Women’s March on Washington.” The Guardian called the event a “spontaneous” action for women’s rights, while Vox spoke of a “huge, spontaneous groundswell” behind the march.
George Soros, the same man who says Communist China’s system of government is superior to our own and that the United States is the number one obstacle to world peace. The Soros people brought in protesters from all over the country to express their displeasure with Donald Trump on his fi st full day as president of the United States. The e left-wi gers don’t accept the votes of the 63 million Americans in 3,084 The groups that organized the Women’s March on Washington of the nation’s 3,141 counties or on Saturday were underwritten by radical currency speculator George Soros
In a spreadsheet she links to in planning march-related in her article she identifies len- events. Sarsour has familial ties ty more organizations that are to HAMAS and works with the partners in the march that have terrorist front group Council received grants through the two on American-Islamic Relations major Soros philanthropies, the (CAIR). One of the angry women to Open Society Institute and the Foundation to Promote Open show up in Washington was the entertainer Madonna who Society. Some of the other left-wi g told the crowd of Trump-haters Soros-funded groups involved that she thought many times in the women’s event were: Ad- about “blowing up the White vancement Project; American House” but had decided against Constitution Society; Ameri- it because it “wouldn’t change ca's Voice; Arab American As- anything.” She is expected to be sociation of New York; Asian investigated by the Secret SerAmong the Soros grantees designated as “partners” in the Americans Advancing Justice; vice. On stage, Madonna wore Women’s March on Washington are MoveOn, American Civil Center for Reproductive Rights; a “pussyhat” created for the ocLiberties Union (ACLU), Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty Color of Change; Communi- casion and used the F-word four International, and Human Rights Watch. ties United for Police Reform; times. The vagina motif among While the mainstream me- county equivalents who chose Demos; Economic Policy Insti- leftist protesters is nothing new. dia bombarded news consum- Trump as president. They keep tute; Every Voice; Green for All; Code Pink has been using it for ers with news stories claiming telling themselves the lie over League of Women Voters; Make years. But it was given new life few Americans were interested and over again that Trump is the Road New York; MPow- after audio footage was pubin the inauguration festivities, somehow not a legitimate pres- er Change; NAACP; NARAL lished during the campaign that television ratings for President ident even though he received Pro-Choice America Fund; captured Trump’s locker room Donald Trump’s inauguration a majority of Electoral Col- National Asian Pacific Ameri- remark, “grab ’em by the pussy.” were the second-highest Nielsen lege votes, as the Constitution has recorded in 36 years, draw- requires. Writing in the New York ing 30.6 million TV viewers across 12 networks. Factoring Times, Asra Q. Nomani writes in live streams provided by the that “the march really isn’t a networks, YouTube, Facebook, ‘women’s march.’ It’s a march for Twitter, and other online por- women who are anti-Trump.” Nomani is a former Georgetals adds millions more viewers to the total. But what hap- town journalism professor and pened Saturday at the “Women’s Wall Street Journal reporter who March” was not spontaneous. describes herself as “a lifelong No mass rallies are, especially liberal feminist who voted for Donald Trump for president.” on the Left She continues: As someone who voted for Trump, I don’t feel welcome, nor “Soros has funded, or do many other women who rehas close relationships ject the liberal identity-politics Seems like the “Material Girl” has morphed into a political with, at least 56 of the that is the core underpinnings of agitator of sorts. Pop icon Madonna announced at the march’s ‘partners,’ including ‘key partners’ the march, so far, making white Women’s March in Washington on Saturday that she wanted to women feel unwelcome, nixing blow up the White House Planned Parenthood, women who oppose abortion which opposes Trump’s The marchers took the vulvar can Women's Forum; Nationanti-abortion policy, and and hijacking the agenda. Nomani burnt the midnight al Council of Jewish Women; vulgarity a step further. Apart the National Resource oil poring over, in her words, National Domestic Workers from the usual pro-choice and Defense Council, “the funding, politics and Alliance; National Network for male-bashing placards, they carwhich opposes Trump’s environmental policies.” talking points of the some 403 Arab American Communities; ried signs reading: "My neck, my groups that are ‘partners’ of the National Council of La Raza; back, my pussy will grab back"; PEN America; Psychologists “Stay cunty”; "Pussy trumps march.” She discovered that “Soros for Social Responsibility; Public tyranny"; "Keep your politics This so-called “protest”, like the violent attacks orchestrat- has funded, or has close rela- Citizen; United We Dream; and off my pussy"; "Mike Pence has never satisfi d a woman in his ed by the DisruptJ20 coalition tionships with, at least 56 of the Voter Participation Center. life"; "Support your sisters not on pro-Trump events such march’s ‘partners,’ including ‘key just your cis-ters"; "We are the as Friday’s “DeploraBall” at partners’ Planned Parenthood, grand-daughters of the witches the National Press Club, was which opposes Trump’s anSo many washed-up not an organically generated ti-abortion policy, and the Na- celebrities turn to political you could not burn"; and "It's feminist not feminazi[.]" tional Resource Defense Coundemonstration. activism as people stop The atmosphere in downThe usual culprits were in- cil, which opposes Trump’s envicaring about them. It’s town Washington wasn’t much volved behind the scenes using ronmental policies.” a coping mechanism According to Nomani, among the same fascistic tactics they Mother Nature invented different from the Democratic National Convention in Philaused to shut down the massive the Soros grantees designated to ease them into delphia last summer. The same Trump campaign rally at the as “partners” in the Women’s irrelevance in-your-face radicalism and haUniversity of Illinois at Chicago March on Washington are Motred of cops and white people. veOn, American Civil Liberties in March last year. Radical documentary makMuslim terrorist supporter Thegroups that organized the Union (ACLU), Center for ConWomen’s March on Washington stitutional Rights, Amnesty In- Linda Sarsour, president of the er Michael Moore handed the on Saturday were underwritten ternational, and Human Rights Arab American Association of microphone to actress Ashley New York, was deeply involved Judd who read a goofy, childby radical currency speculator Watch.
On Saturday, the nation’s capital was inundated with masses of loud, obnoxious, foul-mouthed Trump-hating women (and some men) at what was billed the “Women’s March on Washington.”
ish poem aloud. “I feel Hitler in these streets,” Judd said, “A mustache traded for a toupee. Nazis renamed.” So many washed-up celebrities turn to political activism as people stop caring about them. It’s a coping mechanism Mother Nature invented to ease them into irrelevance. Th y shout and carry on and we forget about them. Angela Davis, the academic and former Black Panther, spoke at the event. She was described by Elle as a “[c]ivil rights activist.” The article left out that she used to be a fugitive and that she ran for U.S. vice president in 1980 and 1984, alongside Gus Hall, on the ticket of the Communist Party USA. In 1991 she was expelled from the CPUSA for opposing the coup against then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. She joined an arguably more radical group called the Committees of Correspondence. Davis’s speech consisted of the usual tedious ultra-politically correct drivel, praising traitors, terrorists, and cop killers. Women's rights are human rights all over the planet and that is why we say freedom and justice for Palestine. We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar López Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur. "The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance,” Davis said. “Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.” Davis saw no need to tone down her rhetoric because she
was addressing true believers. Her co-religionists were busy trying to burn down Washington in the days prior to her address. Unrepentant terrorist and Obama pal Bill Ayers showed up in Washington for the inaugural festivities with his terrorist wife, Bernardine Dohrn.
Another WPP operative, Caleb Maupin, spreads anti-American propaganda as a journalist and political analyst for Iranian government-controlled Press TV and RT America “On our way to demonstrate for several days in Washington,” Ayers wrote on his blog Jan. 19. The same day Ayers appeared on a TV show hosted by a fellow small-c communist, “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann,” on the Russian government controlled-RT America network. Former President Obama launched his career in electoral politics in 1995 in the Hyde Park, Chicago living room of Ayers and Dohrn. Th y hosted a fundraiser for Obama for his run for the Illinois State Senate. Austin, Texas-based anarchist Lisa Fithian also came to Washington to cause trouble. She led the union goons and anarchists who rioted during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. She also organized riots as part of the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movement and community-organized in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. See Soros’s Women’s March , page 38
Muslim terrorist supporter Linda Sarsour, president of the Arab American Association of New York, was deeply involved in planning march-related events. Sarsour has familial ties to HAMAS and works with the terrorist front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
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Trump’s Jews and Obama’s Jews – Part I The Left is losing the culture war within the Jewish community By: Daniel Greenfield
een from above, the 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to get 5 percent. Inside it, he beat her in district after district. The voters who handed him that victory are the Chassidic Jews of Williamsburg who dress in fur hats and black caftans. Their districts, crammed in by hipsters and minorities, are a world away from the progressive activist temples whose clergy went into mourning at Hillary’s loss. East of Prospect Park, in a vast sea of blue, is what looks like a red sofa. Trump won here with the Chabad Chassidim of Crown Heights. He won in the more mainstream Orthodox Jewish communities of Flatbush. He won by huge margins among the Russian Jewish immigrants of Brighton Beach who listen to a man dubbed the “Russian Rush Limbaugh.”
As the left-wi g Forward put it, “Nearly every election district that Trump won in Brooklyn was in a Jewish neighborhood.” But it was a certain type of Jewish neighborhood. The w ong type. “You can compare them to Rust Belt voters,” a Forward source states. “They are hardworking people, not college educated.” And then in Far Rockaway where the housing projects by the beach give way to the red Orthodox Jewish communities that extend into Long Island. The e’s a line that recurs again and again in the attacks on David Friedman; the man picked by President-elect Trump to serve as the ambassador to Israel. It’s not stated openly. It’s implied. “David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer from Long Island,” is the sneering summary. Remnick, the New Yorker’s left-wing editor, took the sneering to a new level, titling his smear as “Trump’s Daily Bankruptcy.” Jewish identity, he declares, has never been a matter of “bankruptcy law.” To a certain class of elites, it is self-evidently absurd that a bankruptcy lawyer from Long Island be appointed to anything
token slightly right of the left voice at the New York Times, full of contempt for Trump, in or be listened to about anything. an infamous moment, studied David Remnick is a WashingObama’s “perfectly creased pant” ton Post man married to a New and came to the conclusion that, York Times woman who went “he’ll be a very good president.” on to inherit the editorship of “I divide people into people the New Yorker and turn it into a who talk like us and who don’t left-wi g echo chamber. He lives talk like us,” Brooks has said. Obama spoke like one of the collective “us”. Trump and Friedman don’t talk like “us”. Thei voices are distinctly working class. Their New York values are those of a grittier and grimier country. Trump’s calling card was, “Make America Great Again”. Obama’s was a memoir about race and identity that was a hit on college campuses. Two cultures could hardly be further apart. The internal war in America and among Jews over Trump is not just about politics, it’s also about class. Trump’s victory was Daniel Greenfield writes: “The voters who handed Trump a the uprising of a cultural undervictory in New York City are the Chassidic Jews of Williamsburg class. Th t is equally true among who dress in fur hats and black caftans. Their districts, crammed Jews. in by hipsters and minorities, are a world away from the The same divide exists beprogressive activist temples whose clergy went into mourning at tween the slick branding of J Hillary’s loss.” Street’s conferences stocked with Over at New York Magazine, self-appointed thought leaders in a $3.25 million four-bedroom Manhattan apartment with a Frank Rich and Fran Leibowitz who have never worked for a famously chuckled over Trump living and the hard-working Jewwood-burning fi eplace. And David Friedman is the being “a poor person’s idea of a ish communities who loathe the Orthodox son of a Rabbi from rich person.” David Brooks, the New York Times for its hostility Woodmere who still lives there. His father was a Republican who hosted President Reagan. He might occasionally be allowed to read the New Yorker. And that’s about it. Yet it’s hard to think of anything that might recommend Friedman more to Trump.
As the left-wing Forward put it, “Nearly every election district that Trump won in Brooklyn was in a Jewish neighborhood.” But it was a certain type of Jewish neighborhood. The wrong type. to Israel. The e are the Jews who have never been represented in national politics. Whom most of the left did ’t even know existed. Friedman’s appointment led leftists like Remnick to undertake a baffle archeological survey of Arutz Sheva: a popular pro-Israel news site that no one at the New Yorker had ever heard of. The elites of the left have suddenly had to grapple with the existence of people who don’t talk like “us” or think like “us”. And that for many voters, non-Jewish and Jewish, encompassed the thrill of Trump. Voting for Trump forced the elites that had ignored them out to acknowledge their existence for the very first time. (Front Page Mag) (TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK)
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
How American Charities Fund Terrorism – Part II By: Sam Westrop (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)
everal other U.S. registered charities support UFA by funding UFA projects or hosting joint events. The e include Islamic Relief USA, a branch of a charity established in Britain by Muslim Brotherhood operatives. Islamic Relief USA receives millions of dollars from Western governments, the European Union, and the United Nations. TheU.S. government has given $370,000 to Islamic Relief Worldwide, the parent organization of its American affiliate. As with Baitulmaal, UFA and the Palestinian branch of Islamic Relief have shared the same employees. UFA boasts of fin ncial and logistical support from another six U.S. charities: Helping Hand for Relief and Development, Life for Relief and Development, the Zakat Foundation of America, Syria Relief & Development, United Muslims Relief, and American Near East Refugee Aid(ANERA). The e are just a few American charities at which a Trump administration should take a closer look. On social media, UFA refers to American taxpayer funding. In 2013, it announced a project funded by the USAID and implemented by the U.S. charity Mercy Corps. Are taxpayer dollars funding a Gazan charity that works with Hamas, funds the families of "martyrs and prisoners," and incites ha-
tred against Jews? UFA, as with many Western-funded Palestinian groups, gets away with much of this perhaps because of the appearance of its work. By providing social services, Islamist terror groups gain political and moral legitimacy among the people under their control as well as among their supporters abroad.
abroad. But da'wah is also "crucial to terrorist activity," counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes. "Th y provide cover for raising, laundering, and transferring funds, facilitate the group's propaganda and recruitment efforts, provide employment to its operatives, and serve as a logistical support network for its terrorist operations."
Islamic Relief USA is a branch of a charity established in Britain by Muslim Brotherhood operatives. Islamic Relief USA receives millions of dollars from Western governments, the European Union, and the United Nations. The U.S. government has given $370,000 to Islamic Relief Worldwide, the parent organization of its American affiliate.
UFA appears to function as a "da'wah" group that inherently benefits Hamas. Da'wah is a form of social outreach generally employed by terrorist organizations to reinforce their rule. By providing social services, Islamist terror groups gain political and moral legitimacy among the people under their control as well as among their supporters
American taxpayer funding of UFA is not the fi st instance of its funding of the Hamas da'wah system. In 2007, ANERA (with which UFA jointly organizes projects) provided the Islamic University of Gaza with $140,000 of USAID money. The university was founded by the "spiritual leader" of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. In 2007,
cial understanding of material support for terrorism. In 2010, By providing social the solicitor general, Elena services, Islamist terror Kagan, now on the Supreme groups gain political and Court, explained that "Hezbol- moral legitimacy among lah builds bombs. Hezbollah the people under their also builds homes. . . . When you control as well as among help Hezbollah build homes, their supporters abroad. you are also helping Hezbollah build bombs." Da'wah is not confined to the Syria that bore the Islamic State flag, all paid for through fundraising efforts in Britain. Islamist charities linked to terrorism do provide charitable services, including welfare, children's summer camps, and educational programs. This allows them to acquire Western funding without raising too much suspicion. But the da'wah system ensures that such charitable services serve to prop up Hamas's grip over the Gaza strip. The da'wah problem is not new, but it demands the attention of the new administration. Hundreds of charities operate in In 2010, the solicitor general, Elena Kagan, (pictured above) the Palestinian territories. Cernow on the Supreme Court, explained that "Hezbollah builds tainly some Palestinian charities bombs. Hezbollah also builds homes. . . . When you help do not host high-profile visits Hezbollah build homes, you are also helping Hezbollah build with senior Hamas leaders, fi bombs." nancially reward the families controlled by terrorists, groups Palestinian territories; it also of "martyrs and prisoners," and such as Hamas coordinate with threatens American lives. Other incite hatred against Jews. Th charities to provide social ser- terror groups have learned from U.S. taxpayer and American vices and welfare. Some count- the Hamas and Hezbollah. In charities should not be funding er-terrorism experts believe that 2012, the Times of London re- one that does. this facilitates an influx of un- ported that al-Qaeda terrorists (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE NAchecked foreign funds, frees up in Mali "have subsidized state TIONAL REVIEW) money for violent operations, utilities, capped food prices and Sam Westrop writes for Islaand whitewashes the work of made welfare payments to the mist Watch, a project of the Midneedy." And in 2014, I discov- dle East Forum. He is director of terrorist organizations. Aid money is fungible, as is ered that British "charity work- research for Americans for Peace already recognized under offi- ers" were building schools in and Tolerance. according to Palestinian media, 16 of the university's lecturers and teachers were elected Hamas members of the Palestinian legislature. And in 2008, rockets and explosives fi ed by Hamas at Israeli civilians were reportedly produced at the university. But da'wah efforts can be more basic. In areas targeted or
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The World’s Foremost Wandering Jew; Bernard-Henri Levy By: Thane Rosenbaum
or many years, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been one of Europe’s leading public intellectuals. But he has been even more ubiquitous, and curious, as the world’s foremost wandering Jew. Born in Algeria, and a fix ure in France as both an author and a media personality, Lévy’s reputation as a globetrotter — an honorary citizen of hot spots around the world — has never had anything to do with exodus or exile, the traditional reasons that Jews, for millennia, have been on the move.
The Hebrew phrase “tikkun olam” — to repair the world — has been the raison d’etre of Jews who manifest their Jewish identity in social activism Lévy’s wanderings have a more muscular, crusading quality, quite different from the often pained, desperate departures undertaken by his tribe. He has been more swashbuckler than supplicant, more prophetic voice than man crying out for dry land. Even more anomalously, he has dared to travel to places where Jews normally fear to tread. With the publication of “The Genius of Judaism,” we may now final y know what has motivated his adventurous spirit.
Lévy argues that Judaism possesses a special genius for introspection and human betterment. In his view, the study of humanities, and enlightenment itself, brightens with the spark of Jewish thought. Approaching his mature phase as a philosopher, Lévy has now directed his thinking inward and concluded that his lifelong travels as unoffici ambassador on behalf of the oppressed and forgotten were apparently tied, all along, to his moral obligations as a Jew. It is an interesting revelation from a man who openly acknowledges his many lapses from Jewish ritual. One is far more likely to find him in a Parisian cafe than in one of its synagogues. He is a student of the European Enlightenment and not its Talmud academies. His romantic life would have exhausted Lord Byron, far better resembling that of a rock star than an ascetic rabbi. Yet, an intuitive sense of Jewish responsibility, if not Jewish soul, has not only guided his exploits but also seemingly imbued them with a higher moral purpose. The Hebrew phrase “tikkun olam” — to repair the world — has been the raison d’etre of Jews who manifest their Jewish identity in social activism. Lévy was living these words long before most Jews knew what the phrase even meant. Whether it was his years as a journalist and activist in Cambodia and Bosnia during their
respective genocides, or as an investigator in Pakistan as he sought answers in the decapitation of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, or in Kurdistan standing in solidarity with the virtuous peshmerga, or when he urged Ukrainians to acknowledge their Nazi-col-
the Parisian kosher market and the Jewish day school in Toulouse; the torture and death of Ilan Halimi, a French Jew of Moroccan descent; and the trapping of 200 Jews in a synagogue by an outside mob chanting “Death to the Jews!” and “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!”
Professor Thane Rosenbaum writes: “The Genius of Judaism,” a smart, revealing and essential book for our times, is Lévy’s own private whale, and our treacherous world is his Nineveh.
laborating past and memorialize their Jewish dead, or when he undertook his righteous but ultimately criticized efforts to mobilize world opinion in support of Libyan rebel forces overthrowing Moammar Gaddafi, Lévy has insinuated himself into world aff irs without diplomatic protocol but with a lot of Jewish chutzpah. “The Genius of Judaism” arrives at a propitious time. Anti-Semitism is rising, especially in France, with the murders at
Lévy points out that these episodes are alarming, but quite different and far less threatening than the conditions in 1930s Europe that led to the Holocaust. Today’s Jew-hatred is directed at Israel and includes a cynical Holocaust backlash. Old-school Christian blood libels are passe, no small comfort to the thousands of Jews who left France for Israel these past several years. But Lévy is correct in observing that this new look to an ancient prejudice has the
potential to become a “moral atomic bomb.” Condemning Israel (and world Jewry) for the suffering of Palestinians normalizes anti-Semitism, allowing it to appear more respectable as a human rights issue, concealing its bigoted, murderous agenda. In a sly twist to centuries of Jewish displacement, Jews are now being blamed for having a homeland and for vigorously defending it. Lévy points out that these episodes are alarming, but quite different and far less threatening than the conditions in 1930s Europe that led to the Holocaust. Today’s Jew-hatred is directed at Israel and includes a cynical Holocaust backlash. Old-school Christian blood libels are passe, no small comfort to the thousands of Jews who left France for Israel these past several years. But Lévy is correct in observing that this new look to an ancient prejudice has the potential to become a “moral atomic bomb.” Condemning Israel (and world Jewry) for the suffering of Palestinians normalizes anti-Semitism, allowing it to appear more respectable as a human rights issue, concealing its bigoted, murderous agenda. In a sly twist to centuries of Jewish displacement, Jews are now being blamed for having a homeland and for vigorously defending it. Lévy suggests, however, that anti-Semitism is confined largely to Muslims and right-wing fringe agitators. French institu-
tions, by contrast, are resolutely opposed to anti-Semitism. As former prime minister Manuel Valls has stated, “France without Jews is not France.” Lévy couldn’t agree more with that statement. Indeed, he makes the case that modern France was signific ntly shaped by Jews, such as the medieval rabbi Rashi, who endowed the French language with a religious and communal purpose; Marcel Proust, who brought a Jewish sensibility and resuscitated the French novel; and philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot, who imparted a moral vision for how Jews should come face to face with “others” and “strangers,” ideals that reinforce why “The Genius of Judaism” became, for Lévy, such a deeply personal and indispensable project. Here he returns to the Old Testament and the Book of Jonah, a minor prophet who, not unlike the others, doesn’t really want the job. God asks Jonah to visit the wicked city of Nineveh and persuade its people to repent or face destruction. Nineveh, ironically, is a sworn enemy of the Jews. Why Jonah would want to save them, only God knows. Instead, Jonah tries to ditch the assignment and escape, which ultimately leads him to be swallowed up by a whale, only to eventually return to Nineveh and carry out God’s command. See The World’s Foremost, page 36
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JANUARY 27, 2017
MJH & Nat’l Yiddish Theater to Hold Public Reading of Wiesel Book on the Holocaust Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Wiesel’s recent passing Edited by: JV Staff
in English, with some speaking in French and Yiddish. Elisha Wiesel said: “At a time n Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Museum of when this country is feeling so Jewish Heritage – A divided, when so much negaLiving Memorial to tivity is circulating about those the Holocaust joins with the who are different from ourNational Yiddish Th atre Folksbiene to honor the memory of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, 2016, by presenting a community reading of his landmark memoir NIGHT, which tells of his experience in German concentration camps with his father during the Holocaust. This reading is being held to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on January 27.
Memorial • Aaron Lansky, executive director and founder Yiddish Book Center • Daniel Libeskind, world-renowned architect • Daryl Roth, theatre producer • Dr. Ruth Westheimer, American sex therapist, media personality, and author • Ruth Wisse, author and authority on Jewish culture
wright/lyricist, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner • Jessica Hecht, TV and Broadway actress • Bill T. Jones, choreographer • Itzhak Perlman, world’s preeminent violinist
Michael S. Glickman, President and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust said, “As New York’s Holocaust Museum, it is our responsibility to amplify Wiesel’s words in whatever way we can to continue his work of teaching the world about the dangers of indifference and the importance of fighting for justice.”
The reading - a first of its kind for the Museum - will take place on January 29, 2017 at the Museum, 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan, in Edmond J. Safra Hall, beginning at 3:00 pm and will continue through the evening until the last page is read at approximately 8:00 pm.
ist, and New Yorker contributor • Pia Lindstrom, Emmy-winning television journalist • Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentaries • Sam Norich, president of The Forward • Letty Cottin Pogrebin, award-winning journalist, author, and founding member of the Feminist movement
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations • Carmen Fariña, NYC Education Chancellor • Joshua Laird, Commissioner, National Parks of NY Harbor • Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman • Eugenie Mukeshimana, founder & executive director Genocide Survivors Support Network • Jacqueline Murekatete, Founder of the Genocide Survivors Foundation • Yuh-Line Niou, Assembly member-elect • Consolee Nishimwe, Rwandan genocide survivor • Menachem Rosensaft Founding Chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Survivors • Jean-Baptiste Rudatsikira, Director at the Genocide Survivors Foundation • Ilia Salita, CEO of Genesis Philanthropy Group • Elliot Spitzer, Former Governor of New York • Andres Spokoiny, Jewish Funders Network • Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller • Hon. Brita Wagener, Consul General, German Consulate of New York
selves – 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. My family and I are grateful to the The Museum of Jewish Museum of Jewish Heritage for Heritage – A Living Memorial hosting this community reading to the Holocaust joins with of ‘Night’ at this very important the National Yiddish Theatre moment in our history.” Folksbiene to present a “Elie Wiesel’s remarkable community reading of the late Elie Wiesel’s landmark memoir testimony as a survivor and his grace in reassuring all of us that NIGHT, (pictured above) we can heal, find redemption which tells of his experience and protect ourselves through in German concentration the incalculable darkness has Geraldo Rivera, award-winning journalist, author and camps with his father during soothed and inspired so many,” media personality will participate in the commemoration of the Holocaust. This reading said Zalmen Mlotek, artistic di- International Holocaust Remembrance Day by reading from is being held to coincide rector of the National Yiddish the late Elie Wiesel’s book classic book, “Night” which details his with International Holocaust Th atre Folksbiene. “It is essen- experiences during the Holocaust as a young boy from Hungary. Remembrance Day, which tial that we hear his message and falls on January 27. follow his example of civility • Geraldo Rivera, award-win• David Hyde Pierce, Film, The reading - a fi st of its kind and strength.” Christopher Mas- TV and Th ater actor/director, ning journalist, author and mefor the Museum - will take place simine, executive producer of Emmy and Tony Award winner dia personality • Gary Rosenblatt, publisher on January 29, 2017 at the Mu- NYTF added: “Artists, through Maryanne Plunkett, Broadway and editor in chief of The Jewish seum, 36 Battery Place in Lower their art, refle t who we are; actor Lifestyle and Culture Manhattan, in Edmond J. Safra only a few can be said to refle t • Ron Rifkin, TV and Broad- Week Hall, beginning at 3:00 pm and the conscience of mankind. Elie way actor, Emmy and Tony • Edward Rothstein, colum• Andre Aciman, award-winnist and reporter for The Wall ning author and professor, will continue through the eve- Wiesel was one such artist.” Award winner The list of participants, still in ning until the last page is read at • Jay O. Sanders, Broadway Street Journal CUNY Graduate Center formation, includes: • Stephanie Simon, culture approximately 8:00 pm. actor • Georgette Bennett, founder reporter NY 1 News “This event honors the legof the Tannenbaum Center for Media acy of Elie Wiesel and gives us Entertainment Interreligious Understanding the opportunity to bring his • Rabbi Blu Greenberg, • Tovah Feldshuh, TV and • Joseph Berger, award-win- Government groundbreaking and eloquent Broadway author actress, Emmy ning journalist for The New and NGO account of the Holocaust to winner • Rabbi Irving Greenberg, York Times • Hon. Dani Dayan, Conlife for one night, through the • Joel Grey, Tony, Oscar and • Jane Eisner, Editor in chief sulate General of Israel in New author voices of New Yorkers of all Golden Globe-winning actor • Alice Greenwald, Presiof The Forward York backgrounds,” says Michael S. • Sheldon Harnick, play• Adam Gopnik, writer, essay• Hon. François Delattre, dent and CEO, National 9/11 Glickman, President and CEO of the Museum. “As New York’s Holocaust Museum, it is our responsibility to amplify Wiesel’s words in whatever way we can to continue his work of teaching the world about the dangers of indifference and the importance of fi hting for justice.” This gathering will bring together a wide array of artists, actors, community leaders, government officials, students, Holocaust survivors and survivors of other genocides, each of whom will read at least a page of Wiesel’s NIGHT. Elisha Wiesel, Elie’s son, will also participate as Joel Grey, the highly acclaimed Tony, Oscar and Golden Dr. Ruth Westheimer, American sex therapist, media personality, the community gathers to hear Globe-winning actor will read from the late Elie Wiesel’s iconic and author will read from the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel at the his father’s word read aloud. Th book “Night” Museum of Jewish Heritage readings will be done primarily
Legendary star of stage and screen and Emmy award winning actress, Tovah Feldshuh will be participating in the community reading of “Night” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
• Abraham H. Foxman, director of the Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust • Andzelika Berestko, student • Sister Mary Boys, dean Union Theological Seminary/ Columbia University • David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States • Josh Morrison, student Among the numerous Holocaust survivors participating in the event are Mrs. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller and Mrs. Susanne Kaplowitz.
“Elie Wiesel’s remarkable testimony as a survivor and his grace in reassuring all of us that we can heal, find redemption and protect ourselves through the incalculable darkness has soothed and inspired so many,” said Zalmen Mlotek Mrs. Gottesfeld Heller, a Museum Trustee, author, and longtime friend of Elie and Marion Wiesel, was born into a traditional Jewish family in a small Ukrainian village in 1924. Mrs. Heller and her family hid from the Nazi death squads with the help of two Christian rescuers. Beset by hunger, marked for death by her neighbors, and faced with the constant threat of discovery and execution, she miraculously survived to share her message of life and hope. Mrs. Kaplowitz was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1936. Mrs. Kaplowitz and her brother were hidden by a Christian woman, a former employee in her father’s store. Her parents hid separately. She and her famSee MJH & Nat’l Yiddish , page 36
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A Last, Desperate Plea to Excuse Hamas Support By: IPT News
s President Obama's tenure reaches its fina days, Islamists in the United States are waging a furious lobbying campaign aimed at securing the freedom of five men convicted of illegally routing millions of dollars to Hamas. An open campaign urges the president to pardon five former official from the defunct, Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), casting them as victims of "anti-Muslim hysteria" triggered by the 9/11 attacks. In 2008, a jury convicted the five – Shukri Abu Baker, Ghassan Elashi, Mohammed El-Mezain, Abdulrahman Odeh and Mufi Abdulqader – of using a network of Palestinian charities controlled by Hamas to funneling money to the terrorist group. It is not clear whether the requests to pardon the five, or
Left unspoken is an undeniable truth behind the pardon/ commutation campaign, and behind any ongoing defense of the Holy Land Foundation: Advocates do not believe Hamas support is wrong.
to commute their sentences and release them from prison, is being considered seriously. Obama's pardons thus far involved somewhat less serious crimes including fraud, embezzlement and non-violent drug offenses. But advocates are pushing social media campaigns and online petitions aimed at securing a pardon, or, short of that, a commutation of the five men's sentences to set them free. Th campaign also has enlisted support from at least one member of Congress. Left unspoken is an undeniable truth behind the pardon/ commutation campaign, and behind any ongoing defense of the Holy Land Foundation: Advocates do not believe Hamas support is wrong. The Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is leading the charge, supported by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and pro-Palestinian groups. CAIR's appeal provided a White House switchboard number for supporters to call and request commutations. Some sites even include contact information for key members of Congress, urging supporters to emphasize the "cruelly disproportionate" length of sentences – from a low of 15 years for El-Mezain, to 65-year terms for Baker and Elashi.
the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). CAIR was added to the Palestine Committee after its 1994 founding. "The evidence showed that the long-standing connection between HLF and Hamas began in the late 1980s when HLF arose as a fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee ..." the appeals court ruling said. "This fact was notably evident from the ... [internal Palestine Committee] documents, which showed that HLF was created along with the IAP." In addition, Palestine Committee bylaws "specifical y recognized HLF as 'the officia organization for fundraising.'" HLF apologists claim the group was merely interested in helping needy widows and orphans. But, the court pointed out, the orphans included Yehia Ayyash's children. Ayyash was Hamas's top bomb maker, nickIslamists in the United States are waging a furious lobbying named "The Engineer," before campaign aimed at securing the freedom of five men being killed by Israel. convicted of illegally routing millions of dollars to Hamas. "An audio tape from 1996 Pleas from the MLFA and support Hamas from abroad," that was seized from HLF's ofSiddiqi ignore the exhibits – the Fifth Circuit noted in up- fices contained songs praising many of them internal HLF and holding the convictions and Hamas and discussions of suirelated documents – showing sentences. In the United States, cide bombers as heroes," the the family ties between some that task fell in part to Hamas ruling said. "We believe that a jury could defendants and Hamas leaders, political leader Mousa Abu Marzook, who helped create not help but infer from the a reliance on Hamas officia to speak at HLF fundraisers HLF and two other branches – a above evidence that the defenalong with other, consistent pro- propaganda wing known as the dants had a close association Islamic Association for Palestine with Hamas and that HLF acted Hamas messages. In addition, records show, (IAP) and a think-tank called to fund Hamas both before and CAIR's Arizona director Imraan Siddiqui described the prosecution as "a political lynching of charity workers ... Its effects still haunt American Muslims." After reviewing the entire record in 2011, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals saw it quite differently.
HLF (formerly known as the Occupied Land Fund) was part of a network called the "Palestine Committee" in the United States. Th t committee answered to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's mandate that global chapters create "Palestine Committees" in their home countries. Their task was "to
"The evidence showed that the long-standing connection between HLF and Hamas began in the late 1980s when HLF arose as a fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee ..." after Hamas's designation as a terrorist organization." Still, CAIR's Texas chapter called the five convicted HLF officials "humanitarians," and described their imprisonment as "an immense wrong." It cited defense attorney Nancy Hollander's claim that there was no evidence showing her client, HLF executive director Shukri Abu Baker, breaking the law. "Not a word from his lips that he hated Jews. Not a word from his lips that he supported Hamas. The e were fi tions," Hollander said. Th t cannot be said for Mufid Abdulqader, who performed and acted in a singing troupe that helped raise money for HLF at IAP events. In this video, admitted into evidence during the 2008 trial, he is shown wearing camoufla e and a kaffiyeh as he sings, "I am Hamas, O dear ones ... I swear to wipe out the name of the Zionist. And protect my land, Palestine." Then, he preSee A Last, Desperate Plea , page 37
The Return of Islam's Child Soldiers By: Raymond Ibrahim
ast and present, Muslim militants continue relying on the same inhumane tactics to terrorize "infidels." The devastating effects of one of these occurred last August in Turkey: a child "recruited" by the Islamic State blew himself up in a suicide attack that left at least 51 people— mostly fellow children—dead. This child was one of countless, nameless, faceless children seized, beat, and indoctrinated in Islam, until they become willing "martyrs" and executioners. Known as the "cubs of the caliphate," they are graduates from "schools [established by ISIS] to prepare hundreds of children and teenagers to conduct suicide attacks." The Islam-
ic State is fond of showcasing these abducted children turned criminals. A few days ago, it posted a video of its "cubs," most who appear to be about 10 years of age, walking around an abandoned amusement park, where they savagely execute hostages tied to rides. One child, reportedly only four years old, shoots five rounds into a tied up victim while screaming "Allahu Akbar!" Another little boy slits the throat of his victim next to a kiddie train before planting the knife in his back. Last November ISIS posted another video of four children—one Russian, one Uzbek, and two Iraqis, aged between 10 to14—executing civilians. One Christian clergyman explained the Islamic State's
An ISIS "cub" prepares to execute a prisoner in an abandoned amusement park in a video released earlier this month.
strategy: "Th y dislocate the families, they take the newborn babies, and they put them in Islamist families," where they are indoctrinated in jihad, or what is called in the West, "terrorist activities."
enslaved, beat and indoctrinated more than 10,000 boys— some as young as 5 years of age, and many from Christian backgrounds—into becoming jihadis/terrorists. "Th y told us, 'It's all right
A 2014 ISIS video featured Kazakhstani children at a terrorist training camp.
A photo released by Boko Haram's Al-Urwa Al-Wuthqa Media in early 2015 shows its "cubs of the Caliphate" in training.
Children who managed to escape ISIS say they were repeatedly beat and fed "endless propaganda," including that they must kill their non-Muslim parents: "We weren't allowed to cry but I would think about my mother, think about her worrying about me and I'd try and cry quietly," one little boy said Seizing and indoctrinating children for the jihad is hardly limited to ISIS. Over the last three years, Boko Haram, the Islamic jihadi group terrorizing Nigeria, has kidnapped,
for you to kill and slaughter even your parents,'" said a former captive who witnessed a beheading on the day he was enslaved. Other boys held down the victim and explained: "Thi is what you have to do to get to heaven." Girls were kept in a separate camp and raped, often by captive boys, as a way to show the latter the boons of becoming warriors for Allah (the deity that permits his slaves to enslave and rape "infidel" women). An escaped girl, Rachel, now 13 and preg-
nant by rape, told of how dozens of boys from her village tied up a kidnapped man and beheaded him. Th y told the younger children watching not to "have feelings about it." "If you go there [Boko Haram training camps], you can see 12-year-olds talking about burning down a village," said another escaped girl, adding "Th y have converted." A boy, now 10, served as babysitter for infants and toddlers kidnapped or conceived by rape: "The children, none older than 4, watched jihadist propaganda videos and rehearsed a game called 'suicide bomber' where they ripped open sacks of sand strapped to their torsos." The e Nigerian children, some as young as 6, have been used to terrorize neighboring Cameroon, a Christian majori-
ty nation. During a jihadi raid, more than 100 screaming boys suddenly appeared—barefoot, unarmed, or swinging only machetes—and ran toward a military unit which gunned them down. As Col. Didier Badjeck explained, "It's better to kill a boy than have 1,000 victims. It's causing us problems with international organizations, but they're not on the front lines. We are." Another report, published just days ago, tells of more experiences from abducted boys and girls, and how Boko Haram showed the former to "have fun" with the latter, including by "learning to subdue a struggling victim during sexual assault." One escaped 16-year-old girl See The Return of Islam's , page 37
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New York City Police Department vehicles are seen parked inside a police barricade at Times Square in New York, U.S., November 7, 2016.
NYC agrees to pay up to $75 million over dismissed summonses
(VIN) New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accused police offic s of writing at least 900,000 summonses for offenses like trespassing, disorderly conduct and urinating in public that were later dismissed because of legal insufficiency. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by seven men and two women who said they were wrongly slapped with summonses, and it came amid a growing outcry over the New York Police Department’s encounters with minorities. The lead plaintiff in the case, Sharif Stinson, said he was stopped twice outside his aunt’s Bronx building in 2010 when he was 19 and was given disorderly conduct summonses by offic s who said he used obscene language. But the offic s didn’t specify what the language or behavior was, and the tickets were dismissed. Lawyers for the plaintiffs called it the largest false-arrest class-action lawsuit in city history. The settlement nearly doubled the $41 million deal the city made with the five men who were wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger. The 2010 lawsuit includes summonses filed from 2007 through at least 2015, and the number tossed for legal insufficie y is about one quarter of all the summonses file during that time, according to data in the lawsuit. Legal insufficie y is not necessarily a lack of evidence — it may be that an office wasn’t clear enough in explaining why someone was ticketed. According to the settlement terms, those eligible for compensation would receive a maximum $150 per person per incident. A total of $56.6 million would be set aside, and individual payments could end up lower if more claims are made. Any funds not paid go back to the city, which is also
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paying $18.5 million in legal fees. Possible class members would be notified through social media and other advertisements. The lawsuit argued that police were routinely ordered to issue summonses “regardless of whether any crime or violation” had occurred in order to meet quotas. It cited claims by two whistleblower offic s who said they were forced into quotas by precinct superiors. The quota allegations were explicitly denied in the settlement agreement filed Monday. Under the agreement, the city said the NYPD was updating and expanding training and guidance reiterating to offic s and their superiors that quotas are not allowed, and officers must not be mandated to make a particular number of summonses, street stops or arrests.
that he was “not going to apologize Center, which has corporate offic there, and U.S. Steel. to anyone.” UPMC has a lease for 962,000 Fugitive arrested in square feet of space through 2030 major $200 million and has its lighted logo atop the credit card fraud case building. U.S. Steel is leasing (VIN) A New York man was ar- 270,000 square feet through 2028. Industry observers say the rested nearly four years after he was charged for his role in what federal building’s 87 percent occupancy prosecutors called one of the larg- rate and two major tenants could est credit card fraud schemes ever, help it attract $350 million. costing businesses and banks more At least 5 Jewish than $200 million in losses. Democrats boycott Habib Chaudhry, 49, of Valley Trump inauguration Stream, New York, surrendered to the FBI, federal prosecutors in (JNS.org) At least five Jewish New Jersey said Tuesday. Officia Democratic lawmakers joined did not immediately say where dozens of others in Congress in Chaudhry was taken into custody. boycotting Friday's inauguration of Chaudhry was charged in Feb- President Donald Trump. ruary 2013 in a conspiracy to fabThe Jewish lawmakers who had ricate more than 7,000 false identi- announced plans to skip the inauties to obtain tens of thousands of guration were U.S. Reps. Steven credit cards. Prosecutors said 19 Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jerold Nadler people have since pleaded guilty in (D-N.Y.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the scheme. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) and Jan Authorities said the defendants Schakowsky (D-Ill.). would create fraudulent identifica “Announced @ Mason Temple, tion documents and a phony credit #MLK final speech, that I won't profile and then spend or borrow attend #inauguration out of respect as much as possible without repay- for @repjohnlewis & for unpresing the debts. idential remarks,” Cohen said on The suspects maintained a net- Twitter. Raskin said of his deciRashid Khalidi, the Edward Said work of more than 1,800 addresses sion to boycott, “I cannot stomach Professor of Modern Arab Studies for the false identities, authorities [Trump's] relentless trafficking in at Columbia University, said. bigotry, misogyny and fear.” complained that pro-Israel Chaudhry was due to face arSome 60 out of 194 Democrats advocates will “infest” the raignment in federal court in Tren- in the House of Representatives Donald Trump administration, ton on Wednesday. had announced plans to skip twice using a term that usually Trump's swearing-in as the 45th refers to vermin or insects. Credit: president. The e are 22 Jewish Thomas Good/NLN via Wikimedia NATIONAL members of the House, and 20 of Commons. them are Democrats.
Columbia University professor compares Israel advocates to vermin
(JNS.org) Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University in New York City, has complained that pro-Israel advocates will “infest” the Donald Trump administration, twice using a term that usually refers to vermin or insects. Khalidi, who is editor of the pro-Palestine Liberation Organization “Journal of Palestine Studies,” made the remarks Jan. 19 in an interview with Chicago radio station WBEZ. Several critics of Israel have been called out by Jewish leaders in recent months for their use of dehumanizing rhetoric. Last July, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said Israeli settlements were “like termites,” but later apologized for the remark. This month, former U.S. diplomat David A. Korn—writing in the Washington Post—compared the settlements to “a rash.” Korn subsequently told JNS.org
People stand near the entrance to the U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, Monday, March 25, 2013.
Pittsburgh's Tallest Building, US Steel Tower, For Sale
(VIN) Pittsburgh’s tallest building is for sale, and it could go for a sky-high price. Real Estate Alert, a trade publication that fi st reported the listing, says the 64-story, triangular offi building could fetch $350 million. The current owner, 601W Cos., a New York holding company, paid $250 million for the building in 2011. The owners have spent $60 million upgrading the building and boast two major tenants, the University of Pittsburgh Medical
Community Network) and the Department of Homeland Security to address concerns and procedures. Lessons learned and best practices discussed were clearly on display this morning, and we applaud our JCCs for responding calmly and effici tly.” Posner, however, cautioned that the JCC Association is “concerned about the anti-Semitism behind these threats.”
Obama reportedly released $221 million to Palestinians in final hours of presidency
(JNS.org) In its waning hours, the Obama administration reportedly transferred $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) that had been blocked by Republican members of Congress. According to a State Department officia and several congressional aides, former President Barack Obama’s departing administration formally notified Congress of the move on the morning of Jan. 20, just hours before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Associated Press reported. Former Secretary of State John Kerry had also informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before leaving State Department headquarters for the final time an. 19. While Congress initially approved the funding for the Palestinians for 2015 and 2016, at least two lawmakers—U.S. Reps. Ed Royce (R-Ca.) and Kay Granger (R-Texas)—had held up the funding over unilateral moves by the PA JCCs receive renewed to join international organizations. wave of bomb threats, While the congressional hold is association says they not legally binding, it is generally were ‘well-prepared’ respected, according to the Associ(JNS.org) Twenty-seven Jew- ated Press. The report added that the ish community centers (JCCs) across 17 U.S. states received bomb Obama administration had been threats Jan. 18, marking the second pressing Congress for some time to nationwide wave of threatening release the funding, which comes phone calls to such facilities in a from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The funds are 10-day span. Sixteen American JCCs had slated to be used for humanitarian received bomb threats Jan. 9. For aid in the West Bank and Gaza as the Jan. 18 incidents, the commu- well as to support political and senity centers were “well-prepared” curity reforms in a possible future to handle the threats and swiftly Palestinian state. engaged in security protocols, according to the JCC Association of INTERNATIONAL North America umbrella organiNetanyahu invited to zation. major African summit “In the wake of last week’s calls, JCCs were well-prepared for the (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister calls received today,” David Posner, Benjamin Netanyahu was invited director of strategic performance to attend a major African summit for the JCC Association, said in a that will include the heads of 25-30 statement. “Many JCC leaders took African nations. part in a webinar organized quickly Netanyahu was formally invitby the JCC Association, featuring ed to the summit, to be held later official from SCN (the Secure this year in Togo, during a meeting
JANUARY 27, 2017 Monday with Togo’s Foreign Minister Robert Dussey. “There is a China-Africa conference, a France-Africa conference, and Togo thinks we need an Africa-Israel meeting between the heads of state,” Dussey told the Jerusalem Post. Dussey said that several African countries—including Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda—have expressed strong support for the conference. “We are 54 countries in Africa,” he said, “and we will invite 54 countries. We are expecting between 25-30 heads of states, not only from West Africa, but from all over Africa.” Conference organizers said the summit, which will be held in Togo’s capital of Lome from Oct. 1620, will focus on “security, counter-terrorism, economic ties and cooperation in the fields of agriculture, health and education as well as new technology,” according to the Jerusalem Post. Additionally, Togo said it will also push for Israel to have observer status within the African Union, an international organization comprising 54 African nations.
Thalia Hakin (pictured), a 10-yearold Jewish girl, was one of five people killed last Friday when a driver intentionally plowed his car into pedestrians on a busy street in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: Sheina Raskin/Chabad.org.
10-year-old Jewish girl among 5 killed in carramming in Australia
(JNS.org) A 10-year-old Jewish girl was one of five people killed last Friday when a driver intentionally plowed his car into pedestrians on a busy street in Melbourne, Australia. TheJewish victim, ThaliaHakin, was with her 9-year-old sister and her mother—both of whom were injured and remained hospitalized as of Sunday—at the time of the incident, Chabad.org reported. Although the driver deliberately rammed his car into the crowd in Melbourne, it was not a terrorism-related incident, police said. At least 20 people were reportedly injured. “Thalia was such a sweet, happy, girl—always with a smile on her
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JANUARY 27, 2017 face,” said Mushky Raskin, co-director of the Chabad McKinnon Jewish Centre in Melbourne, according to Chabad.org. “She loved everything she was learning about Judaism and was always so ready to share. She was such an eager participant in Shabbat celebrations, holiday events and whatever else was going on.”
‘European countries must send a clear message against BDS,’ Israeli minister says
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. org) Israeli Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel denounced the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at a pro-Israel conference hosted Monday by the European Parliament in Brussels. “All European countries must send a clear message against boycott organizations, as they did in Britain and Germany,” she said. “The BDS movement, which has in recent years encouraged diplomatic terrorism against the State of Israel by spreading lies on campuses and at anti-Semitic events around the world, is not interested in findi g a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian confli t, but rather works to isolate Israel from the rest of the world and undermines its right to exist as a democratic and Jewish state,” said Gamliel. Jewish community leaders from across Europe and European Parliament members participated in the conference, titled “Israel: Include. Invest. Involve.” The gathering was organized by the Europe Israel Public Aff irs lobby. The European Parliament hosted a conference in support of the BDS movement on the same day as the pro-Israel event.
MIDDLE EAST Israeli cabinet delays Ma’ale Adumim annexation vote, Amona outpost deal falters
(JNS.org) The Israeli cabinet decided to delay a vote on a bill for Israel to annex the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim, which lies beyond the 1967 lines, until Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Donald Trump next month. According to Netanyahu, the Trump administration asked for Israel to refrain from any unilateral measures until the leaders’ expected meeting in February.
“There is no question about Ma’ale Adumim, and in any future accord it will be under Israeli sovereignty. But right now, at the request of the U.S. administration, we were asked not to surprise them but to formulate a joint policy,” Netanyahu said. Meanwhile, residents of the West Bank Jewish outpost of Amona, who had signed a deal with the Israeli government to peacefully evacuate their homes ahead of a demolition, now say that Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who helped to craft the deal, have violated their agreement. As such, the residents said in a statement that they now oppose the plan to relocate their community and will “renew the public struggle” against that plan. The Israeli High Court had ruled that the Amona outpost sits on privately owned Palestinian land and is therefore illegal. Th government originally planned to demolish the outpost in late December, but struck a deal to extend the demolition 45 days, while relocating some of the residents to adjacent land and the rest to the nearby settlement of Ofra.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (pictured) and King Abdullah of Jordan met in Amman Sunday to discuss the Trump administration's potential plan to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.
Abbas: moving US embassy to Jerusalem spells end of ‘twostate solution’
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. org) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan met in Amman Sunday to discuss the Trump administration's potential plan to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A joint Palestinian-Jordanian statement said Abbas and Abdullah "have agreed on a series of moves should the new Washington administration decide to move ahead with the relocation of the U.S. Em-
bassy." The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the embassy move "would effectively close the door on the two-state solution and will destabilize the entire region." During the past few weeks, Abbas has warned that relocating the embassy would escalate tensions and further derail the already stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Abbas urged President Donald Trump to shelve his plans for moving the embassy. He said a delegation of senior Palestinian official joined by Jordan's king, plans to travel to Washington, D.C., and Moscow in the coming days for meetings with high-ranking American and Russian officials with the aim of thwarting the embassy plan.
Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List Arab party, is seen in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran Jan. 18. On that day, Odeh was present at the scene of a car-ramming attack that killed an Israeli policeman. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Israeli minister calls for investigation into Arab Knesset members’ incitement
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. org) Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan urged Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to launch an investigation into Arab Members of Knesset Ayman Odeh, Jamal Zahalka and Hanin Zoabi on suspicion of incitement to violence and murder, following Wednesday’s car-ramming attack in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran that killed Israel Police Advanced Staff Sgt. Maj. Erez Levi. The attack took place during a riot that broke out as police forces were executing eviction and demolition orders over illegal construction. Most of the Joint Arab List party’s lawmakers were present at the scene, and took advantage of their parliamentary immunity to agitate the already volatile situation and clash with police. "The vile attack was preceded by long and ongoing malicious and
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methodical incitement, with the ed halfway between [the ancient participation of publicly elected northern city of] Sepphoris and official from Israel's Knesset," Er- Tiberias." dan wrote Thursday in his appeal to Mandelblit.
Palestinian Fatah rally honors terrorists, features young girl glorifying violence
(JNS.org) A recent rally held by the Fatah political party, whose leader is Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, presented “plaques of glory and honor” to the relatives of two Palestinian terrorists and featured a chant by a young girl who glorifie violence. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) said Thursday that at a rally marking Fatah’s anniversary this month, the young Palestinian girl encouraged death for “Palestine,” for which “blood is spilled.” “This is what Yasser [Arafat] called for...He announced: For the sake of Jerusalem my path is burning,” the girl said, according to PMW, citing a Jan. 8 post on Fatah’s official acebook page. At the same rally, the honorary plaques were given to the families of Palestinian terrorists Zaid Younes, who was involved in a 2002 suicide attack in Tel Aviv that injured 23 people, and Nael Yassin, who murdered Israeli Border Police officer osef Tabjeh in 2000.
Israeli authorities catch band of antiquities thieves in the act
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. org) Inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Israeli Border Police apprehended 11 antiquities thieves this week while the thieves were digging in a hidden cave that once belonged to the ancient Jewish village of Maskana, located near what is now the Golani Junction in the Lower Galilee region. The ring of thieves—the largest ever apprehended in Israel's north—was caught in the act by members of the Antiquities Robbery Prevention Unit as well as border patrol offic s and volunteers. The thieves dug deep into the cave and caused serious damage to the site. "Maskana was a Jewish village in the Roman period," said Nir Distelfeld, a member of the Antiquities Robbery Prevention Unit. He added, "The Maskana community is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud as a Jewish village locat-
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the keynote speaker at the three-day conference. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, Israel National Cyber Bureau chief Dr. Eviatar Matania and conference chairman Yossi Vardi will also give plenary addresses. According to organizers, the conference "will provide a unique platform for discussion about the latest cyber-related technological Mortimer Zuckerman (left) with developments through panel disIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin in cussions, such as challenges and Jerusalem last week. Rivlin solutions for the cyber industry, honored the Zuckerman STEM international collaboration beLeadership Program, a $100 tween law enforcement authorimillion U.S.-Israel initiative for science, technology, engineering ties around the world, cognitive computing issues, and the future and mathematics education. of cybersecurity for the fi tech inCredit: Israel Hadari. dustry." Israel’s president This will be the fourth time Israrecognizes $100 million el hosts the Cybertech convention, American-Israeli STEM which brings together hundreds of education initiative foreign delegations, representatives (JNS.org) Israeli President Reu- of multinational corporations and ven Rivlin honored a $100 million foreign investors. U.S.-Israel initiative for science, Israel raises fence technology, engineering and mathon Egypt border, ematics (STEM) education. completes upgrades At the President's Residence in Jerusalem this week, Rivlin recog(JNS.org) The Israeli governnized media mogul and philan- ment announced that it has fin thropist Mortimer Zuckerman ished raising the height of the elecfor the Zuckerman STEM Lead- tronic border fence between Israel ership Program, which provides and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula by 10 scholarships supporting Ameri- feet in an effort to further curb ilcan post-doctoral researchers and legal infi trations. graduate students in their efforts to Israel originally completed the collaborate with Israeli researchers 150-mile border fence, which at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, runs from the Gaza border to EiTechnion-Israel Institute of Tech- lat, in 2014. The fence was aimed nology, Tel Aviv University and the at curbing illegal migration, drug Weizmann Institute of Science. and weapons smuggling, and in“As an Israeli, I know that you, fi tration by terrorists. The Sinai Mr. Zuckerman, are one of the Peninsula has been wrought with great people that has helped us cre- violence in recent years as the ate something that allows Israel to Egyptian government, with Israbe appreciated all over the world el's support, has battled an Islamic for its education and responsibili- State-affil ted terror group in the ty,” Rivlin said. region. The fi st group of the STEM While the fence had signific ntprogram’s “Zuckerman Scholars” ly slashed the number of illegal began their collaborative efforts migrants from Africa into Israel— during the 2016–2017 academ- from hundreds every month to ic year. The program intends to only 213 in all of 2015—the numprovide more than $100 million ber of continued successful infi train scholarships and other funding tions prompted the government to over the course of 20 years. raise the barrier from 15 feet to 25 feet along a roughly 10-mile stretch Israel to host 4th of the border. international cyber According to Israeli Defense industry conference Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. increased height of the fence, couorg) Israel is hosting Cybertech pled with additional detection de2017, the second-largest cyber vices, “signific ntly curbed the fl w technology exhibition worldwide, of illegal infi tration into Israel, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Israel with only 11 successful attempts to cross the fence throughout 2016.” Convention Center in Tel Aviv.
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Spice Up Your Shabbos With Recipes from “The Kosher Scoop” Edited by: JV Staff
sheet. After filli g dough squares, pinch together opposite corners of dough toward the center, forming a square tart. Bake 45–50 minutes or until dough is lightly browned and puffed. Note: You can use small dough squares and mini muffin tins, dividing filli g evenly between cups, for a larger crowd. (KosherScoop.com) See more at: http://kosherscoop.com/2014/10/ tomato-spinach-tarts/#sthash.2xnNwRB0.dpuf
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By: Faigy Grossman Unique! A tasty and pretty option for a side dish that is not another form of “potatoes again?”! Yield: 10 squares Ingredients: Onion - 1 small, diced Oil - for sautéing Plum tomatoes - 4, cut into half-circles Fresh spinach leaves - 2 cup, packed Frozen basil - 2 cubes Egg – 1 Challah - 1 large slice, grated, or 1/2 cup bread crumbs Salt and pepper - to taste Garlic powder - to taste Sugar - 1 tsp Puff pastry squares - 1 pkg (5-inch size, 10 squares total) Instructions: In a large frying pan, sauté diced onion in a little oil until golden. Add tomatoes, spinach, and basil. Stir until tomatoes begin to soften. Turn off heat. Add remaining filli g ingredients; mix gently to combine. Drain excess liquid from pan. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 10 muffi tin cups. Press dough into tins; divide filli g between muffi cups. Alternatively, you can skip the muffi tins and do this on a lined baking
medium heat for 1½ - 2 minutes on each side. After the fi st shift, spray the pan with cooking spray and repeat until all pieces are done. Put the chicken pieces in a 9x13- inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until chicken strips are cooked through. Remove from oven. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, heat remaining olive oil. Sauté shallot until just translucent. Add nectar, vinegar, and cranberry sauce and whisk together, stirring to loosen any browned bits from Chicken Strips with Balsamic pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced Cranberry Sauce by almost half. This i tensifies he fl vor. Pour 2/3 of the sauce over the chicken pieces By: Brynie Greisman and return to the oven for 5–10 minutes, just until the fl vor is absorbed. Don’t overdo it because sauce will evaporate and pieces will get dried out. Serve reserved sauce over chicken and rice. Tip: You can freeze leftover cranberry sauce for future use. This dish can be frozen. If you choose to freeze, I recommend doing so after the initial baking — just pour the sauce over and don’t heat through in the oven. Heat it before serving, after it defrosts. Note: Shallots are part of the onion family and have a mild onion-garlic fl vor. You can sub fi ely Chicken Strips with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce chopped onion with a tad of crushed garlic. - See more at: http://kosherscoop.com/2014/10/ Balsamic Vinegar adds kick to this fruity sauce. Served over molded rice, this dish is elegant, suc- chicken-strips-balsamic-cranberry-sauce/#sthash.Z9PxxZ6u.dpuf culent, and even low-fat. Aleh Mailehs! • Yield: 10-12 servings Veal Osso Buco Ingredients: • chicken cutlets - 2 lbs (1 kg), cut into strips By: Chef David Blum • salt - 1 tsp, to taste • black pepper - 1/8 tsp, or to taste Here's a delicious and easy Veal Osso Buco rec• olive oil - 2 tbsp, divided ipe I serve on Shabbat lunch straight out of the • cooking spray slow cooker. It’s a lighter alternative to your regu• shallot - 1 small or medium, fine y chopped lar cholent yet satisfies ny meat lover. • cranberry nectar - 1 1/4 cup Ingredients: • balsamic vinegar - 1/3 cup • veal shanks - 6, cut into Osso Buco pieces • whole berry cranberry sauce - 3/4 cup from your local butcher Instructions: • fl ur - 1/4 cup, for dusting Place chicken strips in a medium-sized bowl. • salt - to taste Add salt and pepper and mix well to coat. • pepper - to taste Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Heat 1 Tbsp ol• canola oil - 3 tbsp ive oil in a large skillet. Sauté chicken pieces over • garlic - 3 cloves, crushed
Creative Tu B’Shvat Recipes With a Middle Eastern twist! By: Vicky Cohen & Ruth Fox
BULGUR WHEAT PATTIES – PARVE
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Yield: 8 medium or 16 small patties • 1 cup fine ulgur wheat • 1 cup water • 1/2 tsp salt • 1 tsp sweet paprika • 1/2 tsp hot paprika • 1/2 tsp turmeric • 1/2 tsp cumin • 1/4 tsp black pepper • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil plus extra for drizzling • 1/3 cup fl ur 1. In a large bowl, soak bulgur wheat in 1 cup of water for 20 minutes until the water has been absorbed. 2. With your hands squeeze any water left on the bulgur wheat. Don’t skip this step, otherwise you will not be able to form the patties. 3. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper 4. Add the rest of the ingredients to bulgur wheat and mix until mell combined 5. Using your hands, form patties 8 medium or 16 small patties 6. Arrange patties on lined baking sheet. Drizzle each one lightly with olive oil and bake at 375F for 30 minutes, until golden brown
TOMATO AND AVOCADO WHEAT BERRY SALAD WITH 3 MUSTARDS DRESSING – PARVE
Prep time: 5 minutes • 1/2 cup tahini paste • 2 tbs lemon juice • 1/2 tsp salt • 4 tbs water • 1 tsp sriracha or hot sauce (more if you like it spicier) In a small bowl, mix tahini paste, salt with lemon juice with a spoon until it thickens. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time and mix until well incorporated (for thinner sauce, add more water, but remember that sauce will thicken slightly when refrigerated). Add sriracha or hot sauce and refrigerate until ready to use
TOMATO AND AVOCADO WHEAT BERRY SALAD WITH 3 MUSTARDS DRESSING – PARVE
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook
time: 60-90 minutes Serves: 6-8 • 1 cup of raw wheat berries • 4 cups water • 1 tsp salt • 1 large avocado, diced (*Note: to keep the avocados from turning black, dice them right before adding to the salad, or squeeze some lemon juice on them if preparing in advance) • 1 lb mini red and yellow tomatoes, sliced in half • 1 cup chopped parsley 3 mustards Salad Dressing: • 1 tbs coarse ground mustard • 1 tbs dijon mustard • 1 tbs Stone ground Honey Mustard • 3 tbs freshly squeezed juice • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil • 1/8 tsp salt • 3 tbs maple syrup Put all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar a shake it well. The dressing is done. Keep refrigerated. 1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a soup pot. Add salt and wheat berries, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until wheat is tender, slightly “al dente”, about 60-90 minutes 2. In the meantime, prepare the dressing and refrigerate until ready to use 3. In a large bowl, combine cooked wheat berries, diced avocado, sliced tomatoes and chopped parsley 4. Add salad dressing to taste and carefully toss all the ingredients together. (AISH.COM)
Veal Osso Buco
• onion - 1 large, roughly diced • carrot - 1, roughly diced • fennel bulb - 1, roughly chopped • rosemary - 2 sprigs • celery - 2 stalks, roughly chopped • white wine - 2 cups • tomato paste - 2 tbsp • paprika - 1 tbsp • diced tomatoes - 1 can Instructions: In a large frying pan, heat the 3 tbsp. of oil. Season both sides of the meat generously with salt and pepper and dust in the fl ur. Brown both sides of the meat well and transfer into slow cooker. Once all meat is seared, add the onions and garlic to the pan, cook until onions are sweating, do not burn garlic. Transfer the onions and garlic on top of meat inside the slow cooker. Add the White wine, tomato paste and paprika to the pan, bring to boil and whisk the tomato paste into the wine. Pour liquid mixture into slow cooker. Add carrots, celery, rosemary and canned tomatoes to slow cooker, ingredients should be submerged into liquid. Cover and set onto lowest setting until Saturday lunch time. Serve with some mashed potatoes or aside a warm potato kugel. Be sure to use large slotted spoon to serve and try to keep the bone marrow attached to each serving piece. - See more at: http://kosherscoop.com/2014/01/ veal-osso-buco/#sthash.iYvzo8cF.dpuf
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Donald J Trump: 45th President of the United States of America By: Fern Sidman
n a presidential inauguration that will take its rightful place in the annals of history, populist candidate Donald John Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday afternoon, January 20th. Surrounded by his family, close friends, several former presidents and members of Congress, the billionaire businessman turned “change agent” in his much anticipated presidential role, delivered a highly impactful address. True to his campaign promises, Trump said he would put America fi st, make it great again and fight terrorism. Unlike the Obama administration’s position on terrorism, President Trump actually gave voice to the genesis of contemporary barbarism and referred to underpinnings of the global terrorist threat as “radical Islam.”
have been magnifice t. Th nk you. “Today's ceremony however, has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people. “For too long, [those in politics] have reaped the rewards of government while people have borne the cost. Washington fl urished, but the people did not share in its wealth. “Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
President Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump is joined by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife cutting the inaugural cake at the festivities that followed the swearing in.
He said before a record breaking crowd in front of the Capital: “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. “We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power. And we are grateful to President Obama and fi st lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They
“That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. Thisis your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country. “Because what truly matters is not what truly controls our government but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again,” Trump said. “The oath of offic I take today is an oath of allegiance to all
During his inaugural address, Donald Trump stated his populist message quite distinctly when he said: “Today's ceremony however, has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people.”
Israel to make progress towards that goal.” “I applaud President Moreover, the statement said Trump on his historic that Trump invited Netanyahu announcement that the to visit the White House in earWhite House has begun ly February, making him one of discussions regarding the fi st foreign leaders invited moving the U.S. Embassy to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. un- to Jerusalem” – Nir Barkat der the new administration. Over the weekend, Israel announced plans to build nearly consult with stakeholders there.” Finally, a third reporter asked 600 Jewish homes in East Jerusalem, with Netanyahu pledging Spicer whether he meant there “unrestricted” building in East was no decision yet — not just on when, but whether to move Jerusalem soon. “The rules of the game have the embassy. “If it was already a decision, changed with Donald Trump’s In a presidential inauguration that will take its rightful place in arrival as president,” Meir we wouldn’t be going through the annals of history, populist candidate Donald John Trump Turgeman, Jerusalem’s deputy the process,” Spicer said. was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States Trump said while he cammayor, said on Sunday. on Friday afternoon, January 20th. The oath of office I take The Trump administration, paigned and reportedly as today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans,” he stressed however, has been treading cau- recently as last week that he during his address to the nation and the world. tiously on the issue of moving planned to move the embasDonald J. Trump and America the US embassy from Tel Aviv sy from Tel Aviv. Last week, Americans,” he stressed. to Jerusalem as the candidate Spicer said there would be an “We assembled here today and our great nation. “By the rivers of Babylon we has promised. Its spokesman announcement “soon.” are issuing a new decree to be The PA leadership has said heard in every city, in every for- wept as we remembered Zion. said that it has yet to decide on in recent days that an embassy eign capital, and in every hall of If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let when to make the move. power. From this day forward, a my right hand forget her cunnew vision will govern our land. ning,” said Rabbi Hier, quoting From this day forward, it's going Psalms 137. On Sunday evening, Israeto be only America fi st, Amerili Prime Minister Benjamin ca fi st,” he promised. “We will seek friendship and Netanyahu spoke by phone to goodwill with the nations of President Trump in what was the world, but we do so with described by the Prime Minthe understanding that it is the ister’s Offic as a “very warm right of all nations to put their conversation,” as was reported own interests fi st. We do not by the World Israel News web seek to impose our way of life site. Netanyahu expressed his on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will desire to work closely with the shine for everyone to follow. We American leader and to forge will reinforce old alliances and a common vision to advance form new ones and reform the peace and security in the region, world against radical Islamic “with no daylight between the President Trump is seen here sharing a dance with First Lady terrorism, which we will eradi- United States and Israel,” the Melania Trump at one of the inaugural balls held on Friday cate from the face of the Earth,” PMO said. night in Washington. The first couple danced to the iconic Frank WIN also reported that the Sinatra song, “My Way” promised the new President. discussion was focused on the INN reported that on Mon- move could bury any vestiges of Iran nuclear deal and a resump“Your voice, your hopes, tion of the Israeli-Palestinian day, Sean Spicer, in his fi st the peace process, which Trump peace process, among other Q&A with reporters as White has said he would like to adand your dreams will House press secretary, said that vance. MSNBC reported Monissues. define our merican Trump “affirmed his unprec- President Trump had not yet day that Trump believes that destiny. And your courage, goodness, and edented commitment to Israel’s made a decision about the em- advancing peace is a greater priority than moving the embassy. love will forever guide us security and stressed that coun- bassy move. “There’s no decision,” Spicer Jordan, a close U.S. ally, has also along the way.” – Donald tering ISIL and other radical Islamic terrorist groups will be a said when he was asked about warned that the move could deTrump priority for his Administration,” whether the administration had stabilize the region. Congress in 1995 passed a law the statement said, using the al- considered the strategic con“At the bedrock of our poli- ternative acronym for the Islam- sequences of a move. “We’re at mandating a move to Jerusalem, tics will be a total allegiance to ic State (ISIS) jihadist group.” the very early stages of that de- but allowed presidents to waive it every six months for nationthe United States of America according to a White House cision-making process.” Later, asked whether Trump al security reasons; successive and through our loyalty to our statement. “The President emphasized would order the move through presidents have done so. Trump country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you that peace between Israel and executive action, Spicer said: would need to issue a waiver by open your heart to patriotism, the Palestinians can only be “It’s very early in this process. the end of May if he chooses not there is no room for prejudice. negotiated directly between the We’re at the beginning stages of to move the embassy. Over the past two decades, The Bible tells us how good and two parties, and that the Unit- this decision-making process pleasant it is when God's people ed States will work closely with and his team will continue to presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have used security waivlive together in unity. We must ers to defer transfer of the emspeak our minds openly, debate bassy from Tel Aviv. our disagreements honestly, but On Tuesday, INN reported always pursue solidarity. that influential Iraqi cleric Mo“When America is united, qtada al-Sadr said that moving America is totally unstoppable. the US embassy in Israel from “Your voice, your hopes, and Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital, Jeyour dreams will define our rusalem, would be a declaration American destiny. And your of war on Islam. courage, goodness, and love will "Transferring the US embassy forever guide us along the way. to Jerusalem would be a public “Together, we will make and more-explicit-than-ever America strong again. We will declaration of war against Ismake America wealthy again. lam," he said in a statement. We will make America proud Al-Sadr responded to reports again. We will make America by the White House that delibsafe again. erations on the possible move “And yes, together, we will The Trumps and the Obamas are seen here standing on the had begun. make America great again.” steps of the Capital as they watch former Vice President Joe Sadr, a firebrand Shiite clerMoments after the speech, Biden and his wife Jill leave Washington for their home in ic whose militia once fought the founder of the Simon Wi- Delaware. First Lady Melania Trump is wearing a powder blue US occupation forces in Iraq, esenthal Center, Rabbi Marvin Ralph Lauren suit. Many have said that her attire was similar to Hier, delivered a benediction in that worn by the late Jackie Kennedy. See Trump: 45th President , page 38 which he said, “Bless President
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In 1925, Yankel Hirsh Segal and his family emigrated to Israel and settled in Tel Aviv. Brothers Elhanan and Yehezkel established Israel’s ﬁrst distillery in the German colony Sharona in Tel Aviv. Their experience and reputation led them, in the 1930s, to be asked by the French rulers to set up distilleries in Beirut and Damascus. In 1954, the family decided to concentrate on wine production. The winery moved to Ramla, and was called the Zvi Vineyard. The name was later changed to Segal Wines. All the winery’s bottles bear the Segal wine logo, reproduced in Zvi Hirsh’s own handwriting.
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ccording to the New York Post, Verizon Chief Executive Lowell McAdam is contemplating the acquisition of a cable company in order to help grow demand for the network's wireless data products. The acquisition is a rebuttal to AT&T’s anticipated procurement of DirecTV and Time Warner. McAdam purportedly told friends at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that he is interested in purchasing a cable provider such as Charter or Comcast, although no formal dealings with either cable provider have been finalized or confi med as of yet. Verizon is also in the midst of brokering a $4.8 million acquisition of the search engine Yahoo. The deal has been delayed repeatedly because of two major hacks of the internet portal. Verizon currently operates along 4G wireless networks but is hoping to expand its repertoire and become an alternative to cable companies with the introduction of phone, TV and data services. In order to accomplish this feat, it will aim to upgrade to the next generation 5G network. In order to provide more varied and consistent coverage to its customers, Verizon’s longtime
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rival AT&T currently owns DirecTV and also plans to acquire Time Warner for $109 billion in cash and stock. In response to news of the acquisition, Verizon CEO McAdams says that he “plan to skate where the puck is going.” Signaling plans to make a similar acquisition as AT&T in the near future. In April of last year, Verizon also sold some of its FIOS networks to Frontier Communications. This may be another indication that it is shifti g gears towards a cable merger. According to Fortune, Comcast would be too big a buy for Verizon at this point because it is among the largest cable purveyors in the country and has also acquired NBC Universal. The better alternative then
Inaugural Spot On event by Microsoft Accelerator draws 350 investors and entrepreneurs; Series A round companies raise $18 million in four months By: Viva Sarah Press
ome 350 investors and high-tech entrepreneurs attended the inaugural Spot On event by Microsoft Accelerator in Tel Aviv on January 18, at which 11 companies presented innovative solutions for the digital revolution in traditional industries. To date, Microsoft Accelerator has hosted eight Demo Days. This was the first event at which Series A companies presented. Each of the 11 startups gave a two-minute pitch, in the hope of garnering further investments and interest. “I’m thrilled to inaugurate the fi st Spot On event in which we focus on companies with existing products with an international reach,” says Navot Volk, managing director of Microsoft Ventures Israel. The 11 companies that took part in the recent fourth-month accelerator program raised $18 million so far. The companies included AIdoc, which is building a platform for radiologists to improve the process of analyzing medical scans; Equalum, an end-to-end stream processing platform that enables companies to perform real-time analytics and gain real-time, actionable insights;
14 workers at Duane Reade’s distribution center in Maspeth, Queens, will be laid off beginning in April in preparation for the complete closure of the facility by the end of May. In 2010, the company based in Deerfiel , Illinois, Walgreens purchased the Duane Reade chain. According to a Walgreens spokesperson, a new distribution center for Duane Reade will open this ear in Linden, New Jersey, and will be operated by a third-party logistics company. Across New York City, there are an estimated 200 Duane Reade stores. All these locations were serviced by the center in Maspeth, and after the acquisition several Walgreens stores were also serviced by the Queens facility. Crain’s reports, “The company decided it would not renew its
would be to go with Charter. According to Fortune, however, a major cable deal will allow Verizon the opportunity to acquire better deals in the future because it would become a bigger name in entertainment programming. Arguably, the company’s current Fios pay TV service is far less lucrative for Verizon than a cable service would be. Fios pay TV has fewer than 5 million "The current structure subscribers and under 6 million and layout of the facility broadband Internet customers. don't meet our needs By comparison, Comcast has 22 or have the potential million video customers and 24 to be transformed into million broadband subscribers. something else.” Charter, the more likely candidate for a purchase by Verizon, has 17 million video sub- lease when it expires this year. scribers and 21 million for its The 470,000-square-foot Masbroadband service. peth facility, at 50-02 55th Ave., had not been operating at full capacity for several years and, with the addition of the New Jersey plant, the company would have had excess capacity, the spokes-
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man said. The cost of rent was one of several factors that led to Walgreens' decision not to renew the lease, he said.” In an interview with Crain’s, the spokesman said, "The current structure and layout of the facility don't meet our needs or have the potential to be transformed into something else. It was cost-prohibitive to renew the lease." The spokesman explained to Crain’s that the Linden facility will have many capabilities, including cross-docking, which is a process that involves semitrailer trucks bringing in products that are then unloaded onto smaller trucks for deliveries, eliminating the need for the goods to be stored in a warehouse. The employees that will be let go are members of International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Local 210. According to Crain’s, “Walgreens said that the workers
would be offered severance and that it will cooperate with ‘local resources’ to organize job fairs and invite other nearby distribution facilities to attend.” The spokesman for Walgreens told Crain’s, "We will work to make their transition as easy as possible." Tax records reveal that the commercial landlord Sol Goldman Investments owns the property. In 2013, the facility cut 220 jobs, which these layoffs are following. Crain’s reports, “The departure leaves the space available amid a tight industrial real estate market. CBRE, a commercial real estate services fi m, reported that rents for industrial spaces hit a record high of $6.50 per square foot nationwide in the third quarter of 2016, and were expected to rise by 5% this year. Vacancy rates in the New York– New Jersey area were especially low.”
New Phone App Aims to Track Signature Movement, Block Forgery By: Ilana Messika
team of researchers at a cyber security lab at Ben Gurion University in the Negev and a big data lab from Tel Aviv University has developed a technology to use smartwatches and softw re to verify handwritten signatures and to detect even the most skilled forgeries. The findi gs, published in an article entitled Handwritten Signature Verific tion Using HandWorn Devices last month focused on 66 participants who were asked Microsoft Accelerator Tel Aviv debuts Spot On event. Photo by to register their genuine signatures Tomer Foltyn 15 times each on Samsung tablets while wearing smartwatches. The application sampled the wrist movement along the x, y and z axes. Each student then traced other people’s genuine signatures and was asked to forge five of them. Spokespeople for the research teams said the lack of real-time verific tion for hand-written signatures enables large-scale consumer fraud, including identity theft, and causes immense fin ncial loss globally. Navot Volk at Microsoft Accelerator Tel Aviv. Photo by Tomer The softw re uses motion data Foltyn gathered from the movements InSoundz, which uses pat- of a person’s wrist to identify the Agrint, which has developed smart sensing solutions for tree ented audio-tracking tech for writer during the signing process. protection; Guardian, which de- events; cybersecurity outfit This information, compiled from veloped an optical sensor for the See New Phone App Aims , page 36 See 11 Ground-Breaking , page 36 Automotive industry.
A team of researchers at a cyber security lab at Ben Gurion University in the Negev and a big data lab from Tel Aviv University has developed a technology to use smartwatches and software to verify handwritten signatures and to detect even the most skilled forgeries.
Spokespeople for the research teams said the lack of real-time verification for hand-written signatures enables large-scale consumer fraud, including identity theft, and causes immense financial loss globally.
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ABCs of Tu B’Shvat The “new year for trees” has a special set of meaningful customs. By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons
u B’Shvat appears in the Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 2a) as one of the four “new years” in the Jewish calendar: “Beit Hillel says that the ‘new year for the trees’ is the 15th of Shevat – Tu B’Shvat.” The custom on Tu B’Shvat is to eat fruits from the seven species for which the Land of Israel is praised: "...a land of wheat, barley, [grape] vines, fi trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and [date] honey" (Deut. 8:8).
The custom on Tu B’Shvat is to eat fruits from the seven species for which the Land of Israel is praised: "...a land of wheat, barley, [grape] vines, fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and [date] honey" (Deut. 8:8). Kabbalistic tradition even includes a mystical Tu B’Shvat "seder" service (conceptually similar to the Passover seder), where the inner dimensions of fruits are expounded, along with blessings, songs and deep discussion. The 16th century kab-
balist Arizal taught that eating 10 specific fruits and drinking four cups of wine in a specifi order can bring one closer to spiritual perfection. Some Jews preserve their etrog from Sukkot and eat it on Tu B’Shvat. This is also considered a propitious day to pray for a beautiful etrog on the following Sukkot. In contemporary Israel, Tu B’Shvat is a sort of Jewish Arbor Day – a day of environmental awareness where trees are planted in celebration.
Agricultural Laws in Israel
Tu B’Shvat has great significance in the agricultural laws that are relevant in the Land of Israel. As “new year for the trees,” Tu B’Shvat is the cut-off date in the Hebrew calendar for calculating the age of a fruit-bearing tree. Each tree is considered to have its "birthday" on Tu B'Shvat. This means if you planted a tree a few weeks before Tu B'Shvat, it begins its second year on Tu B'Shvat; whereas a tree planted after that time does not reach its second year until the following Tu B'Shvat. Think of Tu B’Shvat as the fis cal year for agriculture. The practical relevance of this is that during a tree’s fi st three years, its fruits are forbidden
If you plan to eat more than one kind of fruit, the principle is: Say a blessing (bracha) over the more important of the two foods. Ha’aitz on the dates (one of the seven species). [The special status of the Seven Species applies even to non-Israeli produce. Although, with all things being equal, produce grown in Israel has bracha-preference over produce from the Diaspora.] Furthermore, this verse teaches the order of importance within the seven species themOn Tu B’Shvat, it is also customary to eat a "new fruit" – a seasonal fruit that you have not yet selves. The rule is that a fruit or tasted this season grain that is mentioned closer to under the biblical injunction hai-nu Melech HaOlam boray the more important of the two the word "land" (which appears against eating Orlah (Leviticus pri ha-aitz.” foods. The Code of Jewish Law twice in the verse) is considered 19:23). “Blessed are you God, King of (OC 211) outlines a specifi or- of higher importance. Within Furthermore, Tu B’Shvat is the Universe, Who creates the der in which to say the bracha the seven species, the order of the new year for determining fruit of the tree.” over (and consequently which importance is: wheat / barley / olives / dates / the tithes: In years 1, 2, 4 and [A few fruits, such as pine- food to eat first). 5 of the 7-year Shmita cycle, 10 apple, have a different blessing A key factor in determin- grapes / figs / omegranates To memorize this list, one percent of produce grown in – the last word is changed to ing "importance" is the speIsrael is Maaser Sheni, which “ha-adama.”] cial “Seven Species.” Therefore rabbi suggests the following must be redeemed with a coin. On Tu B’Shvat, it is also cus- when faced with two foods of ditty, whose fi st letters correIn years 3 and 6 of the cycle, that tomary to eat a "new fruit" – a the same bracha – e.g. dates spond to the fi st letter of the 10 percent is Maaser Ani. seasonal fruit that you have not and apples – you would say seven species, in order: We Believe One Day God Forgives When partaking of fruits yet tasted this season. Penitents. grown in Israel, they must be When eating two foods with properly tithed. Otherwise, the the same bracha, e.g. a date As “new year for the (AISH.COM) fruits are not “kosher.” and an apple that both require trees,” Tu B’Shvat is the Ha’aitz, one bracha covers both cut-off date in the Hebr w For more details on the laws Blessings on Fruit foods. calendar for calculating of brachos, see: If you plan to eat more than the age of a fruit-bearing • JewishPathways.com The proper blessing before one kind of fruit, the principle • Aish.com’s “Blessings on eating any fruit is: tree. Fruit Quiz” “Baruch Atah Adod-nai Elo- is: Say a blessing (bracha) over
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Abortion in Jewish Law The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major "camps" in the current debate. By: Daniel Eisenberg, MD
fetus to term or through the act of childbirth. In such a circumstance, the baby is considered tantamount to a rodef, a pursuer6 after the mother with the intent to kill her. Nevertheless, as explained in the Mishna,7 if it would be possible to save the mother by maiming the fetus, such as by amputating a limb, abortion would be forbidden. Despite the classific tion of the
by rabbinic scholars,10without a clear consensus of opinion regarding the exact criteria for permitting abortion in such instances.11 Nevertheless, all agree that were a pregnancy to causes a woman to become truly suicidal, there would be grounds for abortion.12 However, several modern rabbinical experts ruled that since pregnancy-induced and post-partum depres-
s abortion resurfaces as a political issue in the aftermath of this rancorous presidential election, it is worthwhile to investigate the Jewish approach to the issue. The traditional Jewish view of abortion does not fit conveniently into any of the major "camps" in the current American abortion debate. We neither ban abortion completely, nor do we allow indiscriminate abortion "on demand." A woman may feel that until the fetus is born, it is a part of her body, and therefore she retains the right to abort an unwanted pregnancy. Does Judaism recognize a right to "choose" abortion? In what situations does Jewish law sanction abortion? To gain a clear understanding of when abortion is permitted (or even required) and when it is forbidden requires an appreci- Anti-abortion demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall for ation of certain nuances of hala- the 13th annual Walk for Life West Coast march, Saturday, Jan. cha (Jewish law) which govern 21, 2017 the status of the fetus.1 fetus as a pursuer, once the ba- sions are treatable, abortion is by's head or most of its body has not warranted.13 As a rule, Jewish law does been delivered, the baby's life is In most circumstances, considered equal to the moth- not assign relative values to difthe fetus is treated like er's, and we may not choose one ferent lives. Therefore, almost any other "person." life over another, because it is most major poskim (Rabbis Generally, one may not deliberately harm a fetus considered as though they are qualified to decide matters of Jewish law) forbid abortion both pursuing each other. It is important to point out in cases of abnormalities or The easiest way to concep- that the reason that the life of deformities found in a fetus. tualize a fetus in halacha is to the fetus is subordinate to the Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one imagine it as a full-fledged hu- mother is because the fetus is the the greatest poskim of the man being â€“ but not quite.2 In cause of the mother's life-threat- past century, rules that even most circumstances, the fetus is ening condition, whether di- amniocentesis is forbidden if treated like any other "person." rectly (e.g. due to toxemia, pla- it is performed only to evaluGenerally, one may not deliber- centa previa, or breach position) ate for birth defects for which ately harm a fetus. But while it or indirectly (e.g. exacerbation the parents might request an would seem obvious that Juda- of underlying diabetes, kidney abortion. Nevertheless, a test ism holds accountable one who disease, or hypertension).8 A may be performed if a permitpurposefully causes a woman fetus may not be aborted to ted action may result, such as to miscarry, sanctions are even save the life of any other person performance of amniocentesis placed upon one who strikes a whose life is not directly threat- or drawing alpha-fetoprotein pregnant woman causing an un- ened by the fetus, such as use of levels for improved peripartum or postpartum medical fetal organs for transplant. intentional miscarriage.3 management. Th t is not to say that all While most poskim forbid rabbinical authorities consider abortion for "defective" fetuses, abortion to be murder. The fact As a general rule, Rabbi Eliezar Yehuda Waldthat the Torah requires a moneabortion in Judaism is enberg is a notable exception. tary payment for causing a mispermitted only if there Rabbi Waldenberg allows fi st carriage is interpreted by some is a direct threat to the trimester abortion of a fetus that Rabbis to indicate that abortion life of the mother by is not a capital crime4 and by carrying the fetus to term would be born with a deformity that would cause it to suffer, others as merely indicating that or through the act of and termination of a fetus with one is not executed for performchildbirth a lethal fetal defect such as Tay ing an abortion, even though it Sachs up to the seventh month is a type of murder.5 The e is Judaism recognizes psychiat- of gestation.14 The rabbinic even disagreement regarding whether the prohibition of abor- ric as well as physical factors in experts also discuss the permistion is Biblical or Rabbinic. Nev- evaluating the potential threat sibility of abortion for mothers ertheless, it is universally agreed that the fetus poses to the moth- with German measles and bathat the fetus will become a full- er. However, the danger posed bies with prenatal confirmed fled ed human being and there by the fetus (whether physical or Down syndrome. The e is a difference of opinmust be a very compelling rea- emotional) must be both probable and substantial to justify ion regarding abortion for son to allow for abortion. As a general rule, abortion abortion.9The degree of mental adultery or in other cases of in Judaism is permitted only if illness that must be present to impregnation from a relationthere is a direct threat to the life justify termination of a preg- ship with someone Biblically of the mother by carrying the nancy has been widely debated forbidden. In cases of rape and
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that when faced with an actual patient, a competent halachic The rabbinic experts also authority must be consulted in discuss the permissibility every case. (Aish.com) of abortion for mothers 1 While there is debate among with German measles the Rabbis whether abortion is a and babies with prenatal Biblical or Rabbinical prohibiconfirmed own tion, all agree on the fundamensyndrome. tal concept that fundamentally, abortion is only permitted to protect the life of the mother rah, Laws of Murder 1:9; Talor in other extraordinary situa- mud Sanhedrin 72B 7 Oholos 7:6 tions. Jewish law does not sanc8 See Steinberg, Dr. Abration abortion on demand withham; Encyclopedia of Jewish out a pressing reason. Medical Ethics, "Abortion and Miscarriage," for an extensive discussion of the maternal indications for abortion. 9 Igros Moshe, ibid 10 See Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics. P. 10, for references. 11 See Spero, Moshe, Judaism and Psychology, pp. 168-180. 12 Zilberstein, Rabbi Yitzchak, Emek Halacha, Assia, Vol. 1, 1986, pp. 205-209. 13 Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Aurbach and Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth cited in English Nishmat Avraham, Choshen Mishpat, 425:11, p. 288. At womenâ€™s marches around the world, women called for 14 Tzitz Eliezer, Volume continued legal access to abortion and they championed 13:102. reproductive rights as one of their many issues 15 Rabbi Shlomo Zalman 2 Igros Moshe, Choshen Aurbach and Rabbi Yehoshua I have attempted to distill Neuwirth cited in English Nishthe essence of the traditional Mishpat II: 69B. 3 Shulchan Aruch, Choshen mat Avraham, Choshen MishJewish approach to abortion. pat, 425:23, p. 294. Nevertheless, every woman's Mishpat, 423:1 16 See excellent chapter in 4 Ashkenazi, Rabbi Yehuda, case is unique and special, and the parameters determining the Be'er Hetiv, Choshen Mishpat English Nishmat Avraham, Choshen Mishpat, 425 by Dr. permissibility of abortion with- 425:2 Abraham Abraham, particularly 5 Igros Moshe, ibid in halacha are subtle and com6 Maimonides, Mishneh To- p. 293. plex. It is crucial to remember incest, a key issue would be the emotional toll exacted from the mother in carrying the fetus to term. In cases of rape, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach allows the woman to use methods which prevent pregnancy after intercourse.15The same analysis used in other cases of emotional harm might be applied here. Cases of adultery interject additional considerations into the debate, with rulings ranging from prohibition to it being a mitzvah to abort.16
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A Silver Lining in an Ugly Cloud By: Rabbi David Bibi
e came to Israel for an extended weekend to visit our daughter Mikhayla and Daniel and our son Moses who is here for the year. Jerusalem seemed like the perfect choice for “Yeshiva Week” and from the crowds, it looks like much of the community had the same idea. I heard from friends that visitors to Aruba were signific ntly less than in past years. My son Jonah related a story he heard from Rav Duvi Ben Soussan on LearnTorah.com. The Talmud and Midrash relate that following his conquering of Jerusalem, Titus boasted that he defeated Hashem within His own house and Hashem lacked the power to prevent Titus from doing anything he desired. Titus returns to Rome with the pillage from the Temple and continues to brag of his greatness seeing himself as King of the world in his own glory. As he celebrates with drink, Hashem sends a mosquito into Titus and the mosquito settles in his brain. This smallest of creatures begins to drive Titus mad. Well this year Hashem sent a different mosquito and 700 Syrian families cancelled their Aruba reservations and they all came to Israel for the week. Th t mosquito has a name. Zika. Jerusalem as always is amazing. A dozen celebrated their bar mitzvah on Thursday and probably a dozen more on the following Monday and Thursday. Th ee boys went up to the Torah at the Ades Synagogue on Shabbat and the hotel minyanim were overfl wing at the Citadel, King David, Waldorf and Enbal (where Flatbush brought a large group of High School students on a Chesed trip). On Thursday night amidst all the joy, one dark cloud came passing through. But in Jerusalem even dark clouds have silver
linings. We were coming back from a very late bite at Machaneh Yehuda walking along Yafo (where the light rail passes). We crossed King George and bumped into a dear friend, Rabbi Y who learned with Jonah at Shaar Yashuv. Rabbi Y is an amazing teacher and person filled with chen and so loved by his students and everyone he meets. He had come to Israel with his 13 year old son, and was walking with his aunt and his cousin. His cousin, an American, who had come to Israel and joined the army, was wearing his uniform. He was also working on his observance and had a kippah on his head and short beard. Th y told us they had planned on going into Mea Shearim for some chulent and kugel and to find a minyan for arbit/maariv. But the locals in the religious neighborhood were not very inviting. In fact seeing a bearded man with a kippah in uniform enraged them and they suddenly were transformed into the residents of Sodom, yelling at this Rabbi, his child, his aunt and his cousin and then pelting them as well. Rabbi Y said he was close to tears as he watched his son experience such hatred from fellow Jews and feared what this would do to his cousin’s road to Torah. Such an event could turn off anyone for life. How those who supposedly represent the Haredim – which translates as those who tremble before G-d – stoop to such terrible behavior? Th y are living in a country where these boys literally put their life at risk for them every day. Where was their hakarat hatov? The Hebrew term for gratitude is hakarat hatov, which means, literally, "recognizing the good", and appreciating what others have done for you. How far is a Jew required to go to give Hakarat HaTov? Our name Yehudim comes from the word Hodaah or Modeh, which
translates as both admit and thanks. To truly appreciate, one needs to admit that they lacked something which another provided for which they then give thanks. We read in this week’s portion that when the fi st plague of blood was to strike Mitzrayim - Egypt, “God said to Moses, tell Aaron to take your staff and stretch out your hand . . . that they [the waters] may become blood.” The rabbis ask, Why is Aaron
Hashem said to Moshe, the sand that protected you when you struck the Egyptian, could not be struck by you.” Hakarat hatov is an obligation on the benefici ry, for no other reason than he benefited. If Moses was seemingly required to show appreciation to an inanimate object like water or sand, how much more so is this required when the giver is a person? Where did these haredim go to school?
And the rabbis explain that Moshe owed the waters an everlasting expression of hakarat hatov. Why? Because the river had protected Moses when his mother laid his basket at the river’s edge, “therefore it was not smitten by him neither at the plague of blood nor at that of frogs.” That explains why it was Aaron who carried out the first two plagues.
the intermediary? And the rabbis explain that Moshe owed the waters an everlasting expression of hakarat hatov. Why? Because the river had protected Moses when his mother laid his basket at the river’s edge, “therefore it was not smitten by him neither at the plague of blood nor at that of frogs.” Th t explains why it was Aaron who carried out the fi st two plagues. Strangely enough, we see the same with the plague of lice or kinim. The Midrash recalls Moses, before fleei g Egypt in his youth, killing the Egyptian who was beating a Jewish slave. At the time he hid the body within the sand.
When one ponders this trait these people regularly show, one must tremble in fear for what this truly means. We read last week, “A new king arose over Egypt who did not know of Joseph" . Our Sages ask: can it be that he did not know of Joseph? Even if he were a new king, did he not have some basic knowledge of Egyptian history? What the Torah means is that he knew who Joseph was, but he did not WANT to know who he was! He lacked hakarat hatov for all that Joseph had done for the Egyptian people. Chazal comment: "today he does not know Joseph, tomorrow, he is destined to say 'I do not
know Hashem'!" This means that one who lacks hakarat hatov for his fellow human being will eventually deny the good Hashem has done for him. On Friday night we prayed at the Yisa Beracha Synagogue on Jabotinsky where Rav Ovadia z’sl would give his Saturday night classes broadcast throughout the world. The Rabbi of the Synagogue explained that this quality of HaKarat HaTov is the character trait which chiefly defines the greatest sages of Israel. He recalled that Rav Ovadia who never wasted time and weighed each moment of his daily schedule honored him and his wife in joining them for their engagement party, their wedding ceremony and remaining at the party through the sheva berachot. Thi was highly unusual. Why? Rav Ovadia had asked this rabbi to proof read some of his works as he wrote them. The rabbi told us that anyone would have jumped at this opportunity and honor to participate in the rabbi’s publications. Still Rav Ovadia showed tremendous hakarat hatov and appreciation. We can literally write a book with a hundred stories off the top of my head with examples of hakarat hatov from our great rabbis quoting the Torah, the Talmud, the rishonim and all the way to today. Did those Haredim in Meah Shearim that night miss all these stories? Did they learn anything during all their hours in the Bet Midrash? Is anything they learned even worth the time they spent studying? Didn't I promise a silver lining? Well it wasn't found in Meah Shearim. It was found along the side of a train stop and then down an alley by a bar. Rabbi Y told us that after getting chased from Meah Shearim, they were on their way to the Kotel – The Western Wall - for a late minyan. We were ready to join them. But at that hour we weren't
excited about the twenty five minute journey through the old city and the late night walk back. Then we realized with Rabbi Y, his son, his cousin, Moses and me, we were five We were half a minyan. Moses saw a friend who agreed to join. That made six. We saw a young chabadnik who suggested we walk down to the end of the next alley towards a Chabad house where there might be a straggler or two. By the time we made it halfway down the alley though we gathered fi st three, then four making ten. And a few others came to join. We sort of represented the spectrum of Jews. Army guys, Hesder guys, haredi guys, Brooklyn boys, Australians and Europeans and then some of the bar patrons in various levels of sobriety decided to come out and pray. The thirteen year old who was shocked a few minutes before from the behavior of one Jew towards another now saw Jews from strikingly different backgrounds coming together in unison and unity. You need to try to picture this ragtag group as the clock struck midnight, in front of an alley bar with the music playing. Black hats, baseball hats, army caps, crochet knit Nachman caps and plain old yalmakahs, all together. The cousin in the army made new friends in that alley that night; guys who had been through what he was going through and who promised to be there for him in the future. And we were all very moved by the experience. I don't know if Rabbi Y ever found the chulent and kugel he was looking for that night, but we all did find some very powerful spiritual food and an experience we will remember always. And for that I have hakarat hatov for putting us there and then at that hour and helping us to see that silver lining. Th nks Hashem!
Parshas Vaera – The Art of Comfort and Consolation By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis
o find the proper words on such occasions is never easy, but that was the challenge of Moshe Rabbenu as he addressed his brethren who were suffering in Egyptian bondage. At the beginning of the parsha, G-d charged Moshe with the mission of announcing to the Jewish people that the time of their liberation was at hand. HaShem used four different expressions in describing their redemption. "I will take
you out from under the burdens of Egypt; I shall rescue you from their service; I shall redeem you with great miracles; I shall take you to Me to be a people, and I will bring you to the promised land" (Exodus, 6). Despite this awesome promise however, the Jewish people remained dispirited and incapable of absorbing the good news. The explanation for this reveals the nature of suffering and how one may best comfort those who are hurting. When someone is in pain, he does not have the patience or the ability
to comprehend that which will occur in the future. His agony is so overwhelming that he is aware only of the here and now. In his pain he cannot contemplate the future. The efore, the Almighty G-d instructs Moshe and Aaron once again and commands them to bring the children of Israel forth from Egypt (Exodus 6:13) teaching us that when someone is in distress, we have to extend immediate help. Thus, when encouraging those who have lost hope, let us not content ourselves with visions of the future. Rather, let us do
something concrete to relieve their pain and infuse them with hope. In this same passage, G-d also instructs Moshe to be gentle and patient with the people - a basic ingredient that is required of all leaders. The Midrash teaches that HaShem told Moshe and Aaron: "My children are often stubborn and recalcitrant. Th y are quick to anger and troublesome. It is under these conditions that you should undertake to accept leadership over them.." This teaching has bearing, not only for leaders, but for each
and every one of us. In every family, there are situations in which one`s patience is sorely tried. At such times, we must exercise forbearance, remain calm and respond with strength and dignity. This passage has yet a third interpretation. It is written in the Talmud that it was at this moment of crisis for the Jewish people that G-d told Moshe to command the nation regarding the emancipation of slaves that would take place once they entered the promised land. At fi st glance, this appears far-fetched.
The nation is in bondage, so what possible relevance can such instructions have? But the Torah is teaching us that it is precisely when you are in the throes of suffering that you must make a commitment to banish suffering - to convert that pain into a healing experience. It is in this spirit that the Torah calls upon us to remember our bondage and exodus from Egypt (Zeicher l`Tziyas Mitzraim) and relate to the stranger, the widow, the orphan, and all those in need with compassion and love. (HINENI.ORG)
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complete blindness, the NIH says. The loss of central vision can, however, interfere with simple activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, cook, read and write. One type of this condition is known as "wet" or neovascular age-related macular degeneration. This type develops when new blood vessels form and leak which develops a softw re-de- fluid and blood into the eye, fined-storage (SDS) solution; causing swelling and damage, cybersecurity’s Solebit, which according to the NIH. Continued from page 31 advanced AI solutions to predict disrupts targeted attacks and and prevent problems in digital malware delivery by blocking Fenror7, which uses Lateral businesses; cloud computing’s data streams; and Tonkean, Movement Detection (LMD); N2W, which makes a Cloud which offers a management tool Loom Systems, which delivers Protection Manager; NooBaa, for managers. (ISRAEL 21C)
Treatments for this type of macular degeneration have limited effectiveness and require monthly injections directly into the eye to prevent irreversible vision loss, Campochiaro explained. But the injections of AXT107 in animals lasted twice as long as the usual drugs, such as aflibercept (Eylea). Afli ercept prevents blood vessel growth by blocking a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). AXT107 also targets VEGF
JANUARY 27, 2017 and three other factors that promote blood vessel growth, Campochiaro said. Moreover, AXT107 forms a gel within the eye, which allows it to be released over several months, reducing the number of eye injections patients need to control the disease, he said. "AXT107 may provide a way to get as good or better effects as patients are getting with current treatment, but with fewer visits and injections," Campochiaro said. The report was published Jan. 18 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (HEALTHDAY NEWS)
training, pilots and RPA officers participated in a four day seminar exposing them to the with very little sleep such as subjective and objective effects pilots, combat soldiers, profes- of fatigue. The study is the initial publisional drivers and doctors. Soffer-Dudek, Gordon and cation on this topic, but the retheir co-authors conducted searchers hope that this persontheir experiments on IAF pilots ality trait may be instrumental and Remotely Piloted Aircraft in sorting people for key roles in (RPA) offic s. As part of their the future. (ISRAEL 21C)
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New J’slm Program beginnings, Matan has grown into an innovative institution a Beit Midrash for women to dedicated to furthering womlearn Torah at the highest of en's Torah study, paving the way levels, creating women educa- for them to learn Talmud, Tanators and leaders and in 1988, she kh and Halakha at the highest founded Matan. From modest levels, in a vibrant atmosphere Continued from page 40
that is open to diverse spiritual and intellectual perspectives. Matan is committed to bringing the values of Torah outside the walls of the Beit Midrash and achieves this through an innovative range of community and online learning programs, with thousands of participants in Israel and around the world.
The question of who is more affected by sleepiness is relevant to the general population, but it is especially crucial when it comes to people who must function in extreme situations
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lent or indifferent in the face of evil. May this International Day “The Genius of Judaism,” a of Holocaust Remembrance be smart, revealing and essential not only an act of remembrance, book for our times, is Lévy’s own destruction. And so it is our responsibili- but a remembrance to act. private whale, and our treacherty as citoyens du monde to give ous world is his Nineveh. Th (AISH.COM) voice to the voiceless, as we seek Irwin Cotler is a member of to empower the powerless — be Parliament and the former minthey the disabled, the poor, the ister of justice and attorney genrefugee, the elderly, the women eral of Canada. He is Emeritus victims of violence, the vulnera- Professor of Law at McGill Unible child — the most vulnerable versity, and has written exten- Continued from page 5 of the vulnerable. sively on the Holocaust, genocide We remember – and we trust and international humanitarian lon also lamented the rally and – that never again will we be si- law. referred to it as a waste of public resources. “It’s irresponsible of the mayor,” Shamli said “This on the platform, thus having the is the most stupid protest I have officia sanction of the MTA to ever seen in my life. The monname their work. ey spent on security should be This has stifled the work of spent on people in the city who Much of the confusion on the part of offic s stems from other freelancers. Marc Orleans, are homeless, don’t have food…. the incorrect assumptions that a mandolin player that was part This protest isn’t going to affect musicians need permits in order of the more recent protest on the anything. This protest is bullto perform on the subway plat- second avenue line told the Go- sh—-t.”Those who partook in form. In part this assumption thamist that "The MTA needs the protest sang an entirely difcomes from the presence Music to be responsible for educating ferent tune then the passersby in New York program, that al- the police about their own reg- that opposed it. lows musicians the opportunity ulations," said Orleans. "I think Actress Rosie Perez, a Brookto post banners while playing that's where the problem lies." lynite that headed off the rally, questioned the anti-liberal rhetoric of the President, which she they believe that the anti-Semit- claimed was not in keeping with ic incidents in their countries have become commonplace and Jacob Haguel, Deputy Chair- are not reported,” he argued. “And what’s more severe: man of the World Zionist Organization, responded to the data Blurring the lines between critiat the cabinet meeting: “The cism of Israel and anti-Semitism Continued from page 8 handwriting was and still is on inevitably leads to an increase the wall – many Diaspora Jews in anti-Semitism around the including promotion through are afraid to reveal their religion, world,” Haguel stated. media partner Time Out New (TPS) York; commercials running in NYC taxicabs and on Toshiba accuracy… Using a wrist-worn Vision in Times Square; and device or fitness tracker provides more comprehensive data than tured adequately using the motion other wearable devices, since it sensors of a hand-held device,” measures the gestures of a user’s said Ben Nassi, a graduate student arm, hand and all fi gers rather in the Department of Softw re and than just a single fi ger or the fore- Continued from page 15 Information Systems Engineering arm,” Nassi said. Researchers also included Prof. at Ben-Gurion University of the “There was no way the last Yuval Elovici, director of BGU’s administration would go for Negev (BGU). “The results for both random Cyber Security Research Center, anything the Palestinians didn’t and skilled forgery tests were en- Dr. Erez Shmueli of TAU’s Depart- like. I I was confide t the Amercouraging, and confi med our sys- ment of Industrial Engineering, ican government would repretem is able to successfully distin- and Alona Levy, a graduate student sent Palestinian interests strongguish between genuine and forged in Dr. Shmueli’s department. ly, and I did not expect their signatures with a high degree of approval to apply the Israel law. (TPS)
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living”; and it is not unrevealing, as Professor Henry Friedlander points out in his work on “The Origins of Genocide”, that the fi st group targeted for killing were the Jewish disabled — the whole anchored in the science of death, the medicalization of ethnic cleansing, the sanitizing even of the vocabulary of
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“We are not asking for laws to be changed here,” said Councilmember Steve Levin at the rally. "Nothing is more New York than our street performers. This is New York culture. To deny that is to deny who we are as New Yorkers."
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statements made by politicians is part of the overall trend of the strengthening of both the extreme nationalist-populist right, and the radical globalist left
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accelerometer and gyroscope sensors, senses changes in rotational motion and orientation, and trains a machine learning algorithm to distinguish between genuine or forged signatures. “We based our hypothesis on the assumption that people’s signing patterns are unique and very difficult for others to imitate, and that this uniqueness can be cap-
book enables him to refle t on how he has lived his life as a Jew and how, as a student of moral philosophy and world events, his writer’s voice took on more prophetic, humanistic dimensions.
New Yorkers Voice Mixed the ritual character of the city. “Donald Trump is from this city, he is a New Yorker. And yet he has spread a message across the country that is the opposite of who we are as New Yorkers,” said Perez. Robert DeNiro, 73, a lifelong New Yorker, actor, and producer said: “We’re all rooting for the new administration to abandon the divisive, racist, misogynist, ignorant plans it’s trumpeting and lead us with intelligence and compassion.” Mayor Bill De Blasio emphasized that the election of Trump did not have to mean that New Yorkers would have to acquiesce and live under the President’s agenda, which many feel runs against the core liberal values
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Th ne Rosenbaum, a novelist, essayist and Distinguished Fellow at NYU School of Law, is the director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society, and the author, most recently, of “How Sweet It is!”. that have always characterized the city. “Some people think we’re going to be dejected. Some people think we’re going to be in a state of mourning, that we’re just going to shirk away from playing any role in our nation,” the mayor said. “No, tomorrow we begin to organize. Tomorrow we gather together. Look at the thousands here tonight — and this is only the beginning.”De Blasio said. Theo Allen, a protester that made a hike from Westchester county to take part in the rally summed up the crowd’s sentiments succinctly: “This president has decried women, people with disabilities, L.G.B.T.Q. community members, and has divided us, not united us,” Allen said, “As a citizen of these United States, I cannot allow us to be a divided nation.”
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Hotovely: Can’t Justify But I am more confide t with the new administration, and I think we are starting to move forward on this issue. What we need is to apply sovereignty and cancel the Oslo format “We need to realize the sovereignty dream, and stand strongly for out interests in Judea and Samaria,” Elkin said. (TPS)
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said, "I was raped almost on a daily basis by different men. When they became fed-up with me, they asked the little boy, who has often watched them do it, to take over." But it's not just ISIS and Boko Haram who seize, enslave, beat and indoctrinate boys for jihad (and girls to "make it up" to the boys). This practice is also taking place in Yemen, Somalia and even "moderate" Mali. Indeed, a cursory Internet search reveals the extent of this phenomenon. In 2012, 300 Christian children were abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Bangladesh. After convinc-
ing impoverished Christian families in Bangladesh to spend what little money they had to send their children to study at supposed "mission hostels," Muslim conmen would "pocket the money" and "sell the children to Islamic schools elsewhere in the country 'where imams force them to abjure Christianity.'" The children are then instructed in Islam and beaten. After being fully indoctrinated, the once Christian children are asked if they are "ready to give their lives for Islam," presumably by becoming jihadi suicide-bombers. Why are Islamic jihad groups resorting to this tactic of enslaving and indoctrinating children
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successful, not only would the Jews be gone, but there would be no trace of them. This kind of reunion proves that they failed.”
The search goes on
The Band/Borenstein family mystery, however, is not completely solved. The two Borenstein sisters know that their brothers Avram and Hercz-Lejb
survived the war, but they lost track of them decades ago. “We haven’t given up though,” said Yad Vashem spokesman Simmy Allen. “The brothers are what our researchers are working on now.” To date, Yad Vashem has identified more than two-thirds—4.6 million—of the Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, recorded in the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names. It’s
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tends to strangle an actor portraying an Israeli. Hollander failed to mention that Baker ran HLF and was responsible for who spoke and what was said at its fundraisers. Tho e events routinely featured Hamas leaders and activists. She also neglected to mention her client's participation in a secret 1993 Philadelphia gathering of Hamas members and
supporters who schemed about how to "derail" the U.S.-brokered Oslo peace accord without coming off looking like terror supporters. It was Baker who set a key ground rule for the talks, which were secretly recorded and translated by the FBI: No one should mention Hamas by name, he instructed. Instead, call it "Sister Samah," which is Hamas spelled backward. The gathering, Baker said,
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an archeological dig of the area and started recruiting scientists, archeologists and volunteers from Israel, Lithuania, and Jewish communities around the world. “The goal is to ensure that the Jewish heritage of Vilnius is understood as an important and inseparable part of the Lithuanian and Jewish heritage. It’s important that the site be preserved forever, for the benefi of
everyone who arrives there in the future,” Drs. Seligman and Freund promised. Nearly two years on, the researchers have uncovered some ground-breaking new evidence of Jewish history in the region. At the site of the Great Synagogue, researchers in 2016 unearthed part of the buildings for the fi st time in decades. Treating the site as an archeological dig, using vast screens to sift earth and uncover artifacts, vol-
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Israeli-American citizen kidnapped and killed in Israel in 2014, and 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who was killed in 2014 when a Hamas operative drove his car into a crowd at a train station in Jerusalem. That suit was combined with a third lawsuit brought on behalf of 20,000 Israelis seeking a court order requir-
ing Facebook to stop providing services to terrorists. Similar lawsuits across the country have been rejected by the courts on grounds that the companies are protected by the Communications Decency Act, which bars social-networking companies from being sued for speech used by their customers. "I'm confused why new lawsuits are continuing to be
into becoming jihadis? Most Western analysts believe this is a refle tion of weakened, desperate groups: "The growing trend for ISIS to use child soldiers as suicide bombers, particularly in Iraq, has been suggested as a sign of how stretched their resources are in the region," noted one report. Or it could suggest that ISIS, Boko Haram, etc., are simply following another page of the jihadi playbook. For over a millennium, Muslim caliphates specialized in seizing and enslaving tens if not hundreds of thousands of young non-Muslim boys, converting them to Islam, and then beating, indoctrinating, and training them into becoming jihadis extraordinaire. The most famous of these were the Ottoman Empire's ja-
nissaries—Christian boys who were seized from their homes, converted to and indoctrinated in Islam and jihad, and then unleashed on their former families. As the author of Balkan Wars explains, "Despite their Christian upbringing, they became fanatical Muslims and earnestly maintained their faith as warriors of Islam. This cruel practice of what today can be defined as the 'brain cleansing' of the Christian populations of the Ottoman Empire is perhaps the most inhuman Turkish legacy." Th t Turkey is now suffering from the effects of this system— such as when a child suicide bomber killed 51 people in the name of jihad—may be called "ironic." Western analysts would not
be oblivious to this "new" jihadi tactic—optimistically portraying the reliance on children as proof that jihadi groups have "stretched their resources"—if they had Islamic studies departments that actually disseminated facts instead of pro-Islamic myths and propaganda. As with all unsavory aspects of Islamic history, the institution of child slave soldiers has been thoroughly whitewashed. Although young, terrified boys were seized from the clutches of their devastated parents, the academic narrative is that poor Christian families were somewhat happy to see their boys taken to the caliphate where they would have a "bright future" as "soldiers and statesmen." The price of the modern West's inability to comprehend
Islam's medieval tactics is not just ignorance concerning the nature of the enemy, but ignorance concerning his victims as well—in this case, countless, nameless children. As Mausi Segun, a human rights activist discussing the plight of Boko Haram's child jihadis put it: "The e's almost an entire generation of boys missing. My guess is that a large majority of them will die in the confli t [as forced jihadis]." And they will die completely unknown in the West— just another victim group to be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness, lest Islam's reputation be besmirched. Raymond Ibrahim is a Judith Friedman Rosen fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Shillman fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
an ongoing task that Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev calls “a mission to uncover the names of those who have no one to remember them.” Holocaust survivor Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau—the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel and current chair of the Yad Vashem Council—said, “Our obligation, above all, is to complete the database of names of our 6 million victims. The candle is about to be extinguished. With the number of people with their Auschwitz numbers tattooed on their arms
growing ever smaller, it’s very important and necessary that all this information be concentrated in one single database with 6 million names.” The simple act of adding a relative’s name to Yad Vashem’s database can also prove therapeutic for families, noted Myra Giberovitch, author of the 2014 book “Recovering from Genocidal Trauma.” “Submitting this information enables family members to fin some peace by knowing they have fulfilled their holy mission
to bear witness,” Giberovitch said. Family members’ names can be added to the database of Holocaust victims by contacting the Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project at names.outreach@ yadvashem.org.il. The names are ultimately added to the Pages of Testimony in Yad Vashem’s Hall of Names. The pages, said Giberovitch, “are a paper cemetery that provides a final resting place for their loves ones, thereby preserving their memory for future generations. In the words of one
survivor: ‘It lessens my pain.’” But for the Band and Borenstein families, this week is less about pain and more about celebrating. When Yad Vashem staffers offered the Borenstein sisters a ride home after the Dec. 13 reunion, they politely declined because their newfound cousin Evgeni Bilkay insisted on driving them. “The five of them squeezed into the car together,” said Yad Vashem’s Beer. “After all these years, they are family.”
was "a joint workshop between the Holy Land Foundation and the IAP." Participants should not mention Hamas by name. Hollander then compared the HLF case – brought against a handful of men with documented and recorded connections to Hamas – to the mass internment of 117,000 Japanese American men, women and children during World War II. The current campaign would settle for a sentencing commutation, essentially freeing the men on time served. The sentences, from 15 to 65 years in
prison, were overly harsh, advocates say. But the Fifth Circuit had considered this, too, rejecting defense department arguments. Its ruling noted that the probation office' presentence recommendations included signific nt terrorism enhancements because HLF gave money to Hamas "in order to rid Palestine of the Jewish people through violent jihad, HAMAS' mission." It added that "the trial was replete with evidence to satisfy application of the terrorism
enhancement because of the defendants' intent to support Hamas. The Hamas charter clearly delineated the goal of meeting the Palestinian/Israeli confli t with violent jihad and the rejection of peace efforts and compromise solutions. The defendants knew that they were supporting Hamas, as there was voluminous evidence showing their close ties to the Hamas movement." Tho e claiming the HLF defendants suffered an injustice, or that they somehow deserve relief, lie about this record or
pretend it does not exist. To acknowledge reality is to shatter their own argument, or to come clean about their true feelings about Hamas terrorism. Th y know that's a losing hand. It's something Shukri Abu Baker talked about in that 1993 Philadelphia meeting. They need to mislead people if they are going to be successful, Baker said. "War is deception," he said. "Deceive, camoufla e, pretend that you're leaving while you're walking that way ... Deceive your enemy." (IPT)
unteers from Britain, Canada, Israel, Lithuania, and the United States revealed part of a staircase and underground passageways. As researchers continue to excavate the site, Lithuania’s government weighs plans to rebuild and memorialize part of the synagogue. Today’s Th eat in Lithuania Today, the Jewish legacy of Lithuania is under siege. Some members of Lithuania’s 5,000 strong Jewish community have reacted with alarm at Government plans to rebuild part of the Great Synagogue complex,
fearing the plans are an excuse to turn the site into a real estate development. The Lithuanian government is planning to build a new Vilnius Convention Center on the site of Vilnius’ old Jewish Cemetery. The cemetery, which opened in the 15th century and is the final resting site of thousands of Jews, including some of the greatest Jewish scholars who made Vilnius known as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania”, has been repeatedly desecrated since World War Two. The proposed convention center would be the
final insult that erased all trace of this massive cemetery. During Soviet rule of Lithuania, the gravestones were all stolen, many used as building materials in buildings in and around Vilnius. (In 2015, Lithuania’s Chief Rabbi called on the Evangelical Reformed Church in Vilnius to remove the 30 foot long staircase constructed of Jewish headstones that leads to the main entrance of the denomination’s largest church in the capital.) A sports arena was built in the middle of the cemetery on a base that includes
human remains. Now, with European Union funding, the Lithuanian government has announced the $25 million center will sit atop the cemetery. Local residents have started a petition to get the location of the proposed convention site changed. (Click here to sign the petition.) As the Jewish history in Vilnius is increasingly erased and forgotten, the efforts of Israeli, American and other archeologists to uncover and preserve Jewish history is more important than ever. (AISH.COM)
filed because I think these lawsuits are unmeritorious and it seems like the plaintiffs are not directing their ire toward the proper targets," said Eric Goldman, a professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law. "Many social media companies have taken extra steps above and beyond the law to further reduce terrorist content." In court papers, Facebook is fighting back, saying the material support claim is not new and it's been routinely
dismissed by the courts. "Facebook has zero tolerance for terrorism," the Cupertino, California-based company wrote. "It condemns terrorist actions, prohibits terrorist content on Facebook, and swiftly removes any reported terrorist content." Twitter said in a statement that it condemns the use of it services to promote terrorism. "This type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service," it said, adding that it has suspended
over 360,000 accounts in the last 18 months for promoting violent extremism, primarily related to the Islamic State. For legal support, Twitter cites a November ruling at a U.S. court in San Francisco brought by relatives of two U.S. government contractors shot and killed in 2015 at a law enforcement training center in Amman, Jordan. U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick said the suit was barred by the Communications Decency Act.
Alexander Pinczowski, 29, and Sascha Pinczowski, 26, were Dutch siblings who lived in New York. They died when suicide bombers detonated explosives at a Brussels airport. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was among 129 people killed by gunmen in Paris in 2015. She a student at California State University, Long Beach and had been spending a semester in Paris studying industrial design.
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might be a gradual process. The mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, said that the Trump administration is committed to the slaught of ISIS. Continued from page 27 According to a report on move, telling Army Radio today called for the "formation of a ABC News, aides to Prime that he’s had conversations with special division to liberate Je- Minister Netanyahu told the people in the new administrarusalem were the decision to be Israeli newspaper Haaretz over tion that show “they are serious the weekend that that no an- about their intentions.” Barimplemented." The US is also concerned that nouncement of a U.S. Embassy kat has long advocated for the the embassy move would alien- move was imminent, leaving move. “I applaud President Trump ate its allies in the Middle East questions about when a deciwho are helping to fi ht the on- sion could be announced or if it on his historic announcement
that the White House has begun discussions regarding moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,” Barkat said in a statement. “President Trump has proven that he is a true friend of the state of Israel and a leader who keeps his promises. This evening’s announcement has sent a clear message to the world that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the indivisible capital of the state of Israel. We
will provide any and all necessary assistance to the U.S. administration to ensure that the embassy move is done seamlessly and effici tly.” In December, Trump spokesman Jason Miller affirmed Trump’s commitment to moving the embassy, telling reporters on the phone that Trump made that promise “numerous” times during the campaign. Miller did not speculate on a timeline for a
move or a site for the embassy. At an October Trump rally in Israel, Trump’s nominee for the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, told ABC News that if State Department employees refuse to move the embassy, they would be fi ed. The most recent ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, a veteran policy adviser, has already packed up and vacated his offi in Tel Aviv.
said each offender is facing up to 10 years in prison and a fin of $250,000. The violence in Washington and cities across the country was organized by fringe-left groups that wield a lot of influence in organizing circles. And as my colleagues at Dangerous Documentaries, the documentary-making division of Capital Research Center discovered, organizers from two communist groups, the Workers World Party (WWP) and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) were integral to planning DisruptJ20 demonstrations and riots across America during Inauguration Week. Theirresearch was highlighted in the popular 20-minute documentary, “America Under Siege: Civil War 2017,” which is direct-
ed by Judd Saul, and written and narrated by eminent researcher of radicals, Trevor Loudon. It may be viewed for free online at Capital Research Center’s website. At time of writing, the viral hit had been viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube after being published Thursday at 11 a.m. Eastern time. WPP First Secretary Larry Holmes, who adores the North Korean dictatorship of Kim Jongun, vowed in a speech to prevent Trump from being sworn in as president. “Sisters and brothers, we are going to build through massive counter-inaugural protests on Jan. 20. We’re going to shut this down. You know, Trump has started something. We’re gonna finish it.” WPP youth secretary Ramiro S. Funez boasted in a speech that DisruptJ20 would be “one of the
most important political events in modern history.” WPP youth leader Tom Michalak went to Moscow in 2014 as a guest of the Putin-funded group known as the Antiglobalization Movement of Russia. “The United States government is the greatest enemy of the peoples of the world,” Michalak said. Another WPP operative, Caleb Maupin, spreads anti-American propaganda as a journalist and political analyst for Iranian government-controlled Press TV and RT America, which is controlled by the Russian government. “U.S. society born in racism, slavery, and the slaughter of the indigenous people, is now entering a deep political crisis,” Maupin said at the New Horizon Conference in Tehran, Iran, in late 2015.
FRSO leaders Mick Kelly and Joe Iosbaker also helped organize DisruptJ20. Losbaker helped organize the rioting at the March 11, 2016 Trump campaign rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Leftist violence forced Trump to cancel his appearance at the rally. This is only the beginning. Get ready for four to eight years of nonstop violent activism and turmoil. The Left never sleeps.
em has created a special minisite containing educational resources, online exhibitions, and a range of social media that will all be readily available to help people worldwide commemorate the day in a meaningful way. To access more information about the online exhibition, please click on the following link: http://www.yadvashem. org/yv/en/exhibitions/last-letters/1941/index.asp. Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, was established in 1953. Located in Jerusalem, it is dedicated to Holocaust commemoration, documentation, research and education. www.yadvashem.org
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“Make no mistake: Trump's global gag will not make U.S. investments more effici t or effective. The global gag rule has been associated with an increase in unsafe abortions and we expect that Trump's global gag rule will cost women their lives." Trump's reinstatement of the rule comes two days after hundreds of thousands of women marched in Washington and in cities across the U.S. and around the world to show support for women's rights, including abortion. Trump campaigned on a platform opposing abortion. He has promised to appoint an anti-abortion justice to fil a vacancy at the nation's highest court and has said he wants to remove government funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of women's health care, including abortions. Trump's positions against abortion are supported by many Republican lawmakers, who control both houses of Congress. Many of those Republicans also ran on a platform of opposing abortion.
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She was part of the “queer dance party” Jan. 18 that was intended to intimidate Mike Pence at his pre-inaugural home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood in Northwest Washington. "We are here to celebrate the queer liberation and say that love will trump hate," Fithian told CNN. "Mike Pence needs to fin his heart and recognize that this is a country that needs to be loving and welcoming to everyone. If they want to make America great again, we actually need to embrace our humanity." Black mask-wearing rioters destroyed private property a few blocks from the White House, smashing windows at a Bank of
America branch, a Starbucks, and a McDonald’s. Th y set cars and trash cans on fi e and assaulted police using crowbars, bottles, and sticks. Th y blocked uniformed Air Force offic s from entering the inauguration grounds. Th y injured at least six cops. About 3,000 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers were stationed in Washington, along with 5,000 members of the National Guard. Perhaps unaware that he works for their friends in the Russian government, rioters torched the limousine of RT America broadcaster Larry King. At least 217 individuals were arrested and charged with rioting. The U.S. Attorney’s Offi
Yad Vashem Marks Wall" on Facebook. The "IRemember Wall" is a unique and tent," says Internet Department meaningful opportunity for the Director Dana Porath. "People public to participate in an onaround the world can now eas- line commemorative activity. ily access information on any When one joins the Wall, one's computer or hand-held device Facebook profile automatically and relate to the Holocaust and links to a name of a Holocaust its meanings for today's global victim from the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, society." and together they are posted to Facebook Yad Vashem's Facebook "IRe"IRemember Wall" member Wall." As one particiIn addition, to mark Interna- pant said: "This is a great way of tional Day of Commemoration keeping the Holocaust victims in Memory of the Victims of the relevant. Th y should forever Holocaust, Yad Vashem is pro- be linked with the living, lest we moting its annual "IRemember forget." Additionally, Yad VashContinued from page 13
MTA to Hike Subway meetings of the MTA, According to Am New York, the new Perhaps the biggest issue at plan would cost $200 million and stake is how this new hike affects would affect 800,000 New Yorkthe lower income bracket of New ers living below the poverty line. David Jones, an MTA board Yorkers. Discussions of providing half fare Metrocards for low-in- member noted that fare hikes come New Yorkers have also disproportionately affect lowbeen advanced at recent board er-income New Yorkers. Tho e Continued from page 8
Bklyn Homeowners Forced to a land grab. Petitioners were on notice when they purchased Department of Transportation their town homes that they may for the special tax, since it in- have to one day remove their private structures on the sidewalk of volves sidewalks.” Vidal claims that builder HS State Street and are simply trying Development Partners only en- to privatize public space.” Last week, Manhattan Sutered into the agreement in order to “maximize petitioners’ living preme Court Judge Joan Lobis final y made a ruling on the issue space.” Vidal said, “The relief request- in the city’s favor. She said the ed in this proceeding amounts city “acted within its discretion.” Continued from page 6
with lower incomes find it difficult to purchase money-saving monthly Metrocards. “The best way for people to move people out of poverty and support their family is work,” said Jones. “To hit $3-that $6 a day. For people [living at the poverty line]with a family of four, this could get real serious.” For the sake of all of us, let us hope that the rest of the board gets the message. The Post was told by a representative of the city Law Department, “The city enters into hundreds of these ‘revocable consent’ agreements to facilitate the construction of housing. Over the last several decades, the city has revoked less than a handful.’’ Lester told The Post that he plans to meet again with the group of homeowners to find out if they want to appeal the judge’s decision or sue the developer.
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House said he also plans to meet soon with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "I think we're going to have a very good result for Mexico, for the United States, and for everyone involved," Trump said. Trump vowed during the campaign to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to thwart illegal immigration that he said would be paid for by Mexico. Pena Nieto has dismissed the idea that his government would provide the funding, calling it "ridiculous." In addition, President Trump has signed a decree barring federal funding for non-governmental international groups that support abortions, re-launching a political battle that has long divided Republican and Democratic administrations. The rule prohibits foreign organizations that receive U.S. money from providing abortion services or giving information about the procedure, even if the groups use separate money for
those purposes. The regulation, known as the Mexico City Policy, was fi st put in place in 1984 by Republican President Ronald Reagan. The law has become a political volleyball with former Democratic President Bill Clinton revoking it when he took offic in 1993, former Republican President George W. Bush reinstating in 2001, and former Democratic President Barack Obama annulling it again in 2009. It has been used by incoming presidents to signal their position on abortion rights. Although the move Monday by Trump to reinstate the rule was widely expected, it still drew criticism from women's groups. "Women's health and rights are now one of the first casualties of the Trump administration," said Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity in Washington, D.C. "President Trump and his administration have made it clear that they are hostile to women, health and science,” she said.
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sumers," Collins said. It's not clear whether the senators' proposal, which is based on a measure Collins and Cassidy introduced in 2015, would get the support of the GOP leadership. Regardless, President Donald Trump wasted no time putting pressure on Congress
to move ahead with the repeal effort. Shortly after he assumed the presidency on Friday, he issued an executive order that allows federal agencies the freedom to delay or ignore parts of Obamacare that are said to burden individuals, insurers, health care providers and others. The centerpiece domestic legislation of Obama's presidency, the Affordable Care Act has
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brought insurance coverage to roughly 20 million people who had not had it before. And though controversial, the Affordable Care Act has several provisions that are popular with a majority of Americans. Tho e provisions include requiring insurance companies to offer coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions, and allowing children to remain on a parent's plan until age 26. (HEALTHDAY NWS)
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‘Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain’: Progressive Activists Try to Deflect Blame for Their Own Campus Anti-Semitism By: Dr. Richard Cravatts
n early December, a bipartisan Congressional bill, H.R. 6421/S. 10, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act,” took on a long-overdue task, namely, increasing “understanding of the parameters of contemporary anti-Jewish conduct and will assist the Department of Education in determining whether an investigation of anti-Semitism under title VI is warranted.” “Jewish students,” the bill accurately noted, “are being threatened, harassed, or intimidated in their schools . . . including through harassing conduct that creates a hostile environment so severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit some students’ ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by schools.” The Department of Education had been alerted before to the distressing situation of resurgent anti-Semitism on university campuses, but previous evaluations of Title VI violations were imprecise and “did not provide guidance on current manifestation of anti-Semitism, including discriminatory anti-Semitic conduct that is couched as anti-Israel or anti-Zionist.” This was all too much for critics, including the morally tendentious, malignant group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), who immediately condemned the intent of the bill, attaching to a December 8th press release two letters with signatures from 60 Jewish Studies “scholars” and some 300 “concerned” Jewish student activists, respectively. Clearly oblivious to the current scourge of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic campus activism (in which they have, not coincidentally, been active and complicit), JVP and these faculty and students derided the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act as misguided and dangerous, not because it provides a tool for fi ally being able to identify instances where
anti-Semitic speech and behavior has infected campus communities, but because they believe, seemingly irrationally, that Jewish students are actual and potential victims, not of Leftis and Muslim student groups (as they clearly and demonstrably are), but of Right-wing extremist groups, emboldened, they contend, by the election of Donald Trump in November. The campus war against Israel, promoted relentlessly and virulently for some 15 years now, has been fueled and given life, not by the occasional Nazi-loving skinhead living in his mother’s basement and living
apartheid walls, and sponsor hate-Israel events, seminars, courses, speeches, and boycott and divestment resolutions—all of which appear promiscuously on campuses around the country, and which are, signific nt to the Antisemitism Awareness Act, the primary source of the hostile environment Jewish students experience, especially, as often happens, when anti-Israel, anti-Zionist radicalism morphs into anti-Semitism. The e perpetrators of anti-Israel agitation have been leading a virulent campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel for years now, and it is
anti-Hispanic radicals. On predominantly liberal campuses, it is obvious that no representatives from Aryan Nation, Ku Klux Klan, or Westboro Baptist Church are ever being invited to speak, let alone are campus chapters of these toxic groups going to be set up and paid for with student funds. JVP and the faculty and students also had another breathtaking claim. Not only does the bill fail to address the actual source of anti-Semitism, they contend, but it is many of them who are the actual targets of hatred, not Jewish students and others who support Israel. “By potentially targeting those offering criticism of the State of On predominantly liberal campuses, it is obvious that no Israel, many of whom are Jews representatives from Aryan Nation, Ku Klux Klan, or Westboro
Baptist Church are ever being invited to speak, let alone are campus chapters of these toxic groups going to be set up and paid for with student funds.
and if it actually is. The purpose of the bill, as well as the U.S. State Department’s own working definition of anti-Semitism, is only to help define and categorize anti-Semitic speech, not to suppress it, and it specifical y upholds all First Amendment rights of JVP and anyone else to utter and give expression to whatever level of hateful speech they wish. No one is telling these toxic Israel-haters to remain silent— or even to not utter anti-Semitic speech. What working defini tions and anti-Semitism awareWhat critics of Israel and actual anti-Semites ness bills do hope to achieve is to allow those who are prewant is to be able to tending only to be anti-Israel utter any calumny but are actually anti-Semitic to they wish without any be identifie as such. The mearepercussions, and certainly without having sures are not designed to crimto defend the viability of inalize or suppress speech, even what we would consider “hate” their ideology speech, although going forward Israel-haters may not be able to The student signatories on disguise their anti-Jewish bigotone of the JVP letters share the ry as successfully as they have paranoid fantasies of their aca- when they pretended to care demic elders, who chronically only for the rights of Palestinbemoan perceived restrictions ians and assailed the policies of on their right and ability to slan- the Jewish state. der Israel and Jews, even though groups like JVP and SJP regularly violate those very academic Their effo ts to assign free speech precepts by shouting the blame to others down, heckling, and interfering for the miasma of dark with pro-Israel speakers, events, bigotry on campuses they and celebrations in their toxic themselves have helped campaign to promote their own to create shows how view of the Israeli/Palestinian crucial this Anti-Semitism confli t and foreclose any opAwareness Act is posing views. Th t one-sided monologue, of course, violates It may be inconvenient and the core principal of academic freedom of speech and ex- even embarrassing for these Ispression, but it apparently has rael-haters to final y be named never occurred to these social for they are—radical, misguidjustice warriors that free speech ed activists whose unrelenting is a right enjoyed by parties on campaign of vitriol against the both sides of an argument, and Jewish state and its supporters that the same protections they has regularly morphed into pure exploit and enjoy are necessarily anti-Semitism—but their efforts available to and can be claimed to assign the blame to others for by their ideological opponents. the miasma of dark bigotry on “At a time when freedom of campuses they themselves have expression is under threat across helped to create shows how cruthe country,” the students disin- cial this Anti-Semitism Awaregenuously cautioned, “we need ness Act is, and why its passage to be protecting and expanding is important to help eliminate, speech, not restricting it.” But final y, “the oldest hatred” from that assumption is false, for two institutions of higher education. Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, reasons. First, it assumes, mistakenly, that the intent of this President Emeritus of Scholars anti-Semitism bill is to silence for Peace in the Middle East, is criticism of Israel rather than to the author of Dispatches From help administrators and others the Campus War Against Israel define it as anti-Semitic when and Jews. anti-Semites want is to be able to utter any calumny they wish without any repercussions, and certainly without having to defend the viability of their ideology or needing to contend with accusations that they are actually anti-Semitic in their activism—despite seeing themselves merely as “passionate young activists organizing for justice,” whose advocacy is, in their estimation, morally pure and beyond reproach.
The Muslim Students Association has over 600 chapters on college campuses across North America
on the fringes of society without a substantial base of like-minded fellow travelers, but by student-funded, highly visible, and vocal on-campus groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine (with 220 chapters nationwide) and the Muslim Student Association (with over 600 chapters). Jewish Voice for Peace, along with Open Hillel, J Street U, and other pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel groups, frequently join forces with these virulent groups on campuses to stage Israel Apartheid Weeks, construct mock
Dr. Richard Cravatts writes: ”Clearly oblivious to the current scourge of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic campus activism (in which they have, not coincidentally, been active and complicit), the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and these faculty and students derided the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act as misguided and dangerous, not because it provides a tool for finally being able to identify instances where anti-Semitic speech and behavior has infected campus communities, but because they believe, seemingly irrationally, that Jewish students are actual and potential victims, not of Leftist and Muslim student groups (as they clearly and demonstrably are), but of Right-wing extremist groups, emboldened, they contend, by the election of Donald Trump in November.”
astonishing that JVP and these meretricious scholars and students ignore all the factual and shameful chronology (of which they have been central fomenters and cheerleaders in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign), and instead are trying to perpetuate the fantasy that the true threat to Jewish students and other Israel supporters is from the Left’s perennial boogeymen, the lunatic fringe of white power extremists who these willfully-blind activists believe, and want others to believe, are the chief perpetrators of anti-Jewish bigotry. Putting aside the obvious fact that it is JVP and many of these well-known anti-Israel faculty signatories themselves who are intimately involved in creating the hostile climate on campuses across the country, the notion that there is any basis in fact that Right-wing extremists have or will pose any serious threat to Jewish students, and that their ascension is the direct result and logical extension of President-elect Trump’s election, is an astoundingly naïve and specious notion. In fact, on university campuses the far Right is essentially invisible, especially in the politically correct culture of Leftis students and faculty which has not only subsumed any opposing viewpoints but barely tolerates conservative or Republican viewpoints, let alone the presence on campus of purveyors of the repugnant ideology of skin heads, white power advocates, or anti-gay, anti-Muslim, or
themselves, (and not the white supremacists emboldened by President-elect Trump), this bill fails to confront the real threats facing Jews in America,” contended these individuals who claim suddenly to be experts on the nature and source of contemporary anti-Semitism. “Instead,” they suggested, with an obvious terror at having to be held to account for the corrosive and counter-productive ideology they have chosen to promote, “this bill poses a threat to human rights advocates, scholars, and students. . . .”
The primary source of the hostile environment Jewish students experience, especially, as often happens, when anti-Israel, anti-Zionist radicalism morphs into anti-Semitism What is the nature of the specific “threat” they suggested the bill will pose? As anti-Israel activists did in California when the Regents implemented a resolution to help identify anti-Semitic speech masquerading as mere “criticism of Israel,” these scholars and students are mortified that their right to libel, slander, and relentlessly demean Israel, Zionism, and Jewish self-determination will be curtailed by the implementation of a bill aimed at classifying and identifying anti-Semitic speech, not proscribing it. Of course, what critics of Israel and actual
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New J’slm Program Aims to Improve US Jewish Schools Women Teachers Receive Stipends for Study in Israel Edited by: JV Staff
Cuomo Proposes Selling CUNY Building to 'Offset' State Support By: Conor Skelding
atan, a Jerusalem based advanced Jewish studies program for women, has launched The Bellows Eshkolot Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies, an initiative to improve the level and quality of Jewish education in American Jewish schools in cooperation with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Offering full-tuition scholarships and living stipends of up to a total of $15,000, Eshkolot seeks to attract the "best and the brightest" women currently teaching or aspiring to teach in Jewish schools in the US. Participants commit to returning to North America to teach in Jewish schools for a minimum of two years upon completion of the program. The 12 month program combines intensive Beit Midrash learning and lectures in Tanakh, Parshanut, Oral law, Jewish Philosophy, as well as cutting-edge pedagogic resources, technological tools, classroom teaching and professional mentoring. Classes are taught by renowned scholars including Dr. Yael Ziegler, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Rabbanit Shani Taragin among others. Students also
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Matan, a Jerusalem based advanced Jewish studies program for women, has launched The Bellows Eshkolot Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies, an initiative to improve the level and quality of Jewish education in American Jewish schools in cooperation with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
have the option to study for and receive an MA from Hebrew University. Currently, 15 students are participating in the fi st year of Eshkolot. Rabbanit Malke Bina Chancellor and founder of Matan explains that "Eshkolot was created to invest in talented women who are idealistic and committed to making a signific nt impact on the Jewish people. We see them as an elite group who will go back to the US and contribute to their classroom, their school and by extension the whole community. It is
an exciting venture!" Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 fellowship which begins in August 2017. For more information contact Dr. Dodi Fishman Tobin, Dean of Students at eshkolot@matan. org.il or visit www.matan.org. il. The new Eshkolot video can be viewed here: http://bit. ly/2idYLfr
Rabbanit Malke Bina had a revolutionary dream to open See New J’slm Program , page 36
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ov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget calls for selling a building used by the City University of New York to "off et" a reduction in operating funds for the system's senior colleges. The building, at 450 West 41st Street, used to house Hunter College's Master of Fine Arts program. The college still uses it, but the state owns it. "The expected sale of certain CUNY capital assets will result in available resources to partially offset State support for CUNY," the governor's fin ncial plan stated. The plan, accordingly, includes a 5.2 reduction in state operating support for CUNY's senior colleges: from $1.21 billion in the 2017 fi cal year to $1.14 billion in the proposed 2018 fi cal year, down $63 million. If the state sells the building, up to $60 million of the sale's proceeds may be used to support senior colleges, provided that they "shall reduce the state's net operating expense liability ... in an equal amount," according to the governor's draft Education, Labor and Family Assistance Bill. The state may also provide CUNY with "an alternative amount [of the proceeds] as determined by the director of the budget." The state budget director, Robert Mujica, also is a gu-
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget calls for selling a building used by the City University of New York to "offset" a reduction in operating funds for the system's senior colleges.
bernatorial appointee to CUNY's board. According to the draft bill, the state could sell other CUNY property "not limited" to the Hunter building. The retically, this would not have a net effect on CUNY's FY2018 funding: money provided by general appropriations would instead by funded by a one-time sale of a building. Accordingly, the summary of senior college funding in the briefi g book does not include the 5.2 percent reduction in the financial plan, but a 2.5 percent increase. "If the asset is sold, the state would reinvest the funds into the CUNY system," Cuomo press secretary Dani Lever said in a statement. CUNY's faculty union expressed doubt about the proposal. "We are disappointed that the
proposed Executive Budget appears to decrease public investment in CUNY's senior colleges and appears to propose the sale of CUNY assets to 'partially offset State support for CUNY.' We await the details of the plan," the Professional Staff Congress said in a statement. A Hunter College spokeswoman deferred comment on the building to CUNY's central administration, which released a statement from Chancellor James Milliken that did not address the building's sale. "Governor Cuomo’s FY 2018 Executive Budget proposes signific nt investment in The City University of New York," Milliken said in the statement, which praised Cuomo's proposed Excelsior Scholarship Program among other proposals. (POLITICO.COM)
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JANUARY 27, 2017
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, Where Jewish Life’s Warming Up Chabad comes to the Mexico resort city, bringing Torah study, kosher food and even weddings By: Karen Schwartz
ebecca Rabinor’s son Samuel is turning 11, and thanks to the arrival of a Chabad couple to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, he has a rabbi to help him study for his bar mitzvah. Rabbi Shneur and Mushkie Hecht, co-directors of Chabad of Puerto Vallarta, came to the resort city in late September with their two young children a week before Rosh Hashanah. Th y put ads in a newspaper when they arrived, rented a room at the Hilton and were thrilled when 40 people showed up to celebrate the holiday, including about a dozen kids. Th y held Yom Kippur services and an elaborate break-the-fast meal, and slowly but surely, started meeting the area’s mix of local residents and travelers. Rabinor, who moved with her family to Puerto Vallarta about a decade ago, heard about the High Holiday services from friends in her building. She, her husband Zachary, Samuel
and her younger son, 7-yearold Nathaniel, have been part of Chabad’s Jewish community ever since. Judaism had mostly been a private aff ir before the Hechts came to town, with people celebrating Shabbat and holidays at home. In fact, Rabinor says she believed that they were “the only Jewish family in town.” Now, they go to the Hechts and other Jewish families’ homes for holidays. Her older son and two other young people are learning with the rabbi. She’s part of a WhatsApp chat group with other community members and has taken part in a women’s group started by Mushkie Hecht that includes conversation, crafts and classes. The Hechts are also in the midst of formulating an array of Jewish programs, including those for short-term visitors. “They made the community; they have brought the community together,” Rabinor says of the Hechts. “They’re helping those in Puerto Vallarta fulfil what we all want to do in the
Mushkie Hecht, co-director of Chabad of Puerto Vallarta, and her two young children sell loaves of challah, with all kinds of seasonings, at the farmers market by the city’s marina. She says it’s a great way to meet local residents and tourists
process of raising our families Jewishly—and that wasn’t available to us before.” The rabbi estimates that between 200 and 300 Jewish residents live there year-round, with a huge boost between November and April that measures into the thousands, drawn by
men, one in Cabos San Lucas and one in Guadalajara.
Marketing Their Wares
The Hechts are also weekly features at the Puerto Vallarta farmers market on Thursdays, where they set up a table along the marina, and sell specialty challahs and kosher baked goods.
Immersing vessels in the ocean
ery week is different. Every week is a chance to invite new guests for Shabbat dinner. And every Shabbat, we sit with Jews from all corners of the earth, and we instantly feel like family.” (One local challenge, they note, is the language barrier: Neither Hecht speaks fluent Spanish yet, which makes for some very interesting communication.) The Hechts with a Jewish family during Sukkot, offering them the Mushkie Hecht, a native lulav and etrog of London, came up with the the beaches and warm weather. Passers-by stop to see what idea to take part in the farmers The Hechts are working on im- the “Kosher Vallarta” sign is market, and makes four or five proving the selection of kosher all about. “I defin tely stick out batches of challah—anywhere food; though already, they have physically in dress and beard, so from 24 to 30 loaves a week, made a variety of kosher meats people come over to me, which from one small oven. The topand fresh kosher meals avail- has resulted in many, many con- pings, which include jalapeño, Wrapping tefillin with the locals able for residents and tourists versations,” says the rabbi, who olive, sesame, pesto and mushthrough the Chabad-run www. is originally from Chicago. “Ev- room, are defin tely part of the draw, she says, adding that “jalakoshervallarta.com. The rabbi peño’s always sold out fi st.” has hopes for a kosher restau“But besides the challah, peorant. In the meantime, another ple can see that there’s someone big idea has come to fruition: here for them,” she says, “and kosher weddings. we want them to come join us “Kosher weddings are now at some point and connect with something that people can do their Jewish roots.” in Puerto Vallarta,” announces As they enter the snowbird the rabbi. “We had our fi st one season, they expect the number on Sunday, coordinating with a of visitors to grow exponentiallocal caterer and an out-of-town ly. “Many of them are searching mashgiach [kosher supervisor].” for a Jewish community while Four other Chabad-Lubavitch they’re here,” notes Rabbi Hecht. emissary couples serve Jewish “And now, they’ve got one; communities in Mexico: one in Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, a place for Jewish life, learning, they have somewhere to go.” – Cancun, one in Playa del Car- and now, seaside weddings (CHABAD.ORG)
Uncovering Jewish History in Vilna Cutting edge technology is unearthing fascinating new evidence regarding the Jews of Vilna By: Dr. Yvette Alt Miller
sraeli archeologists are world-renowned for identifying and excavating ancient sites within Israel and beyond, adding to our understanding of life thousands of years ago. In recent years, some archeologists from the Israeli An-
tiquities Authority, working with other archeologists from around the world, have been uncovering secrets from a more recent past, namely synagogues and other Jewish buildings in Vilnius, Lithuania, which were destroyed during World War Two by the Nazis, and an escape tunnel used by Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust. In the
Bimah & Aron Kodesh of the Great Synagogue. (Thanks to http://www.seligman.org.il)
process, these scientists have reminded the world that the history of Vilnius is largely the history of its Jews.
Vilna Synagogue Facade, the Strashun Library and the Shops on Zydu Street Before World War Two, Vilnius (also known as Vilna) was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. 100,000 Jews called the city home, nearly half the population. Some of the most famous rabbis of the modern era lived in or near Vilnius, including the Vilna Gaon (17201797), his student, Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin (1749-1821), who established the famed yeshiva in Volozhin, about 70 miles from Vilnius, and Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (1838-1933), known as the Chofetz Chaim, who studied and lived part of his life in Vilnius. Known as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania”, Vilnius was home
to 105 synagogues and six daily Jewish newspapers. At the heart of this bustling Jewish life was the Great Synagogue of Vilnius. In reality not one synagogue but 12, the Great Synagogue was built in a grand 17th Century lavish Renaissance-Baroque style. In the middle was the “Great” synagogue, a huge hall used to study Torah and host communal events. Around this grand building were 12 synagogues, Jewish schools, mikvahs, the Jewish community council building, the famous Strashun Library, and space for kosher vendors. For 300 years this vast complex was the heart of Lithuanian Jewry, until German soldiers captured the city in June 1941, ransacked and burned the Great Synagogue and all its surrounding Jewish buildings. German soldiers and local collaborators killed 95% of Lithuania’s Jews. In 1944, when the Soviet Army captured Vilnius, a modern school was built atop the Great Synagogue’s ashes. “My parents told me that my school was on top of the synagogue but no one knew where,” explained
Vilna Synagogue Facade, the Strashun Library and the Shops on Zydu Street
Amit Belaite, a member of the European Union of Jewish Students. For decades, the spot where the Great Synagogue and its surrounding buildings once stood was unknown and largely unremembered. Finding the Synagogue In 2015, a team led by Dr. Jon Seligman of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Prof. Richard, Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, set out to uncover the site of the
synagogue, approaching the site the way they explored archeological ruins. Th y conducted a Ground Penetrating Radar survey and in July 2015, announced they had located the underground ruins of the buildings. “We felt tremendous excitement when the radar located signs of possible remains of the synagogue,” Dr. Seligman explained at the time. Drs. Seligman and Freund quickly planned See Uncovering Jewish History , page 37
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Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says
U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year
Edited by: JV Staff
he best way for people to protect themselves from the flu is to get vaccinated — and it's not too late to get a shot, an infectious diseases expert says. The flu vaccine also protects those who aren't able to get it, including infants younger than 6 months and people with certain allergies and medical conditions, said Dr. Jeffrey Kahn. He is chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Tho e who think it's too late to get vaccinated should reconsider since flu season lasts until spring, Kahn said in a medical center news release. UT Southwestern outlines other ways people can reduce their risk of getting the flu: • Keep your hands clean. Be sure to wash your hands well and often. If soap and water aren't readily available, opt for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It's also important to be aware of what you touch, including commonly used surfaces and objects like phones, doorknobs and keyboards. • Cover up. Be sure to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. A tissue is best but your sleeve will work if you don't have one handy. • Stay home. If you, your child or someone in your household gets the flu, be sure to keep that person home from school or work so they don't spread their infection to others. It's important for people who are sick to stay home until they fully
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CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime Edited by: JV Staff
bout three of every 100 U.S. newborns have a serious birth defect, and health care costs tied to these difficulties total almost $23 billion annually, new research shows. The findi gs might help "motivate change" in reducing costs associated with birth defects "through prevention, early detection and care throughout the Be sure to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. A tissue is best but your sleeve will work if you don't have life span," said researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease one handy. Control and Prevention. According to the advocacy group March of Dimes, birth defects are health conditions in newborns that "change the shape or function of one or more parts of the body." Common and serious birth defects include heart defects, cleft lip/palate and spina bifid (a major spinal cord defect), the group said. Each year in the United States, more than 120,000 babies are born with a birth defect, the March of Dimes said. The costs to the baby's health — and the emotional health of parents — The best way for people to protect themselves from the flu can be enormous. is to get vaccinated — and it's not too late to get a shot, an But what about the long-term infectious diseases expert says. fin ncial costs? ple who take them within 48 recover. A team led by Sarah Tinker, Tho e who do end up with hours of developing symptoms, of the CDC's National Center the flu should visit their doctor, he explained. on Birth Defects and DevelopChest pains or trouble breath- mental Disabilities, wanted to Kahn recommended. The e's no cure for the flu, but antiviral ing are warning signs of pneu- find out. To do so, the researchdrugs can ease flu symptoms if monia, and should be treated by ers analyzed 2013 data from treatment is started early. Th a doctor right away. a major sampling of hospital drugs are most effective for peoinpatients across the United (HEALTHDAY NEWS)
About three of every 100 U.S. newborns have a serious birth defect, and health care costs tied to these difficulties total almost $23 billion annually, new research shows.
States. Th y found that "the estimated annual cost of birth defect-associated hospitalizations in the United States in 2013 was $22.9 billion." Th t number is for all patients affected by a birth defect, whatever their age. The CDC researchers pointed out that hospitalizations tied to birth defects cost more, on average, that the typical hospital case. So, while cases related to a birth defect made up 3 percent of all hospitalizations, they consumed 5.2 percent of total hospital costs, Tinker's team noted. Not surprisingly, costs were highest for cases involving newborns — babies under 1 year of age. The care of these fragile infants cost almost $9 billion in 2013, or 35 percent of total costs, the CDC report showed.
But birth defects can also affect health throughout the life span. In fact, the average cost of hospital care for a birth defect-linked issue in a person over 65 was more than $13,000, the study authors noted. The March of Dimes points out there are steps a mom-to-be can take to help prevent birth defects. The e include taking folic acid before and during a pregnancy to help reduce the risk of severe anomalies called neural tube defects; getting a "preconception checkup" to ensure healthiness; avoiding alcohol during pregnancy, and protecting oneself from common infections. Thenew report was published Jan. 19 in the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (HEALTHDAY NEWS)
2 GOP Senators Unveil Obamacare Alternative Bill would allow states to stick with the controversial health reform law — or not Edited by: JV Staff
of repeal to state government," Cassidy said. "States should have ooking to make good on the right to choose." The bill would also encourthe GOP's longstanding vow to get rid of age greater use of health savings Obamacare, two Senate Republicans on Monday proposed a bill that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose to do so. The proposal, by Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a medical doctor, and Susan Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican, would allow states to stick with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or opt for a similar amount of federal money that consumers could use for their medical care and health insurance, The New York Times reported. "We are moving the locus Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a medical doctor, said: "We are
The bill would also encourage greater use of health savings accounts and eliminate the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine in the form of a tax penalty -- the so-called individual mandate
But, the Affordable Care Act has suffered setbacks due to rising premiums and fewer insurers participating in certain states. Much of the trouble has been traced to too few younger Americans signing up for health coverage — as required by the ACA. Their participation is vital to off et the expense of offering health coverage to older and sicker Americans. The stipulation that requires all Americans to have health insurance, or pay a fine in the form of a tax, is highly unpopular with Republicans — and many other Americans — who view it as unwarranted federal intrusion into people's lives. Last year, an estimated 6.5 million people paid fines, which are generally deducted from a taxpayer's anticipated refund, according to the Associated Press. Senator Susan Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican said, "I'm pleased to see a growing "I'm pleased to see a growing consensus among members of consensus among members of both the Senate and the House that we must repair the ACA and provide reforms at nearly the same time that we repeal the both the Senate and the House that we must repair the ACA law in order to protect families who rely on the program and and provide reforms at nearly to give insurers time to transition to a new marketplace that is the same time that we repeal the based on more choices for consumers." law in order to protect families tainty and insurers would have who rely on the program and to provided by current law. "Others have proposed repeal no basis for pricing their poli- give insurers time to transition to a new marketplace that is with the delayed effective date of cies," she said. The exchanges are online based on more choices for contwo or three years to allow time for the Senate to devise legisla- marketplaces where consumers See 2 GOP Senators Unveil , page 38 tion that would provide a better can shop for health insurance.
argued for immediate repeal [of the Affordable Care Act] without any replacement, an option licans who have had their sights that I reject for it risks leaving trained on the controversial millions of vulnerable Amerihealth reform legislation since cans without affordable health President Barack Obama signed insurance and would undo important consumer protections it into law in 2010.
moving the locus of repeal to state government. States should have the right to choose.
accounts and eliminate the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine in the form of a tax penalty — the so-called individual mandate, the Times reported. But the provision to allow the Affordable Care Act to live on in many states will not sit well with many conservative Repub-
And that potential confli t underscores how difficult it could be for the Republican-controlled Congress to come up with its oft-s ated goal of crafti g a replacement for the ACA, also known as Obamacare. In a statement, Collins said: "Some of my colleagues have
approach to health insurance," she added. "My concern with the repeal and delay plan is that the Obamacare exchanges, already on very shaky fin ncial grounds, would go into a death spiral as consumers would face uncer-
JANUARY 27, 2017
Daydreamers Suffer More From Sleep Deprivation
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Eye Condition
Ben-Gurion University study shows personality trait that predicts who will suffer more from sleep deprivation.
Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration
By: Viva Sarah Press
The Jewish Voice
ould-be pilots, ER doctors and combat soldiers possessing a personality trait called “dissociative absorption” are likely to suffer from sleep deprivation and will have a harder time returning to full alertness as opposed to those without it. A new study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev also shows that even after an eight hour night of sleep, people who tend to daydream, get absorbed in reading a book or watching a movie to the exclusion of their surroundings are those who will feel more tired as a result of sleep deprivation. “Dissociative absorption is the tendency to involuntarily narrow one’s attention to the point where one is oblivious to the surroundings. It involves a temporary lack of refle tive consciousness, which means that the individual may act automatically while imagining vividly, bringing about confusion between reality and fantasy,” the researchers write in their article, recently published in Consciousness and Cognition. The e are many studies about the deleterious effects of sleep
By: Steven Reinberg
n experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say. So far, the drug — called AXT107 — has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current treatment requires frequent injections directly into the eye. Would-be pilots, ER doctors and combat soldiers possessing "We anticipate injection of a personality trait called “dissociative absorption” are likely AXT107 in humans may have a to suffer from sleep deprivation and will have a harder time substantially longer effect than returning to full alertness as opposed to those without it. current treatment," said lead deprivation (partial or full), dent in the Department, identi- researcher Dr. Peter Campoincluding its effect on mood, fied the key role of dissociative chiaro. He's a professor of ophcognitive function, and mo- absorption. thalmology at Johns Hopkins “People who tend to day- University in Baltimore. tor function. At the same time, there have been very few stud- dream have difficulty regulating ies that identified who would the transition between differbe especially affected by sleep ent states of consciousness and As age-related macular transitioning between different degeneration progresses, deprivation. The researchers say this study awake and sleep states,” says a blurred area near is the fi st to identify the role of Soffer-Dudek, “therefore any the center of vision is a disruptions to their sleep-wake dissociative absorption. common symptom Dr. Nirit Soffer-Dudek of cycle generates an especially BGU’s Department of Psychol- strong shakeup of their system, ogy and Major Shirley Gordon, and the person has a harder "Instead of eye injections evhead of the Aeromedical psy- time fi hting off slee iness.” ery four to six weeks, we hope chology section in the Israel Air it would be several months beForce, who is also a doctoral stu- See Daydreamers Suﬀer More , page 36 tween injections," he said.
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An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say.
The drug test in rabbits lasted only two months, but the drug appeared both safe and effective, Campochiaro said. Researchers hope to start the fi st human trials later this year. This phase 1 trial would test the safety of the drug in people, but further tests would be required to see how effective it is, Campochiaro said. Research with animals does not always produce similar results in people. Age-related macular degeneration is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 60 and older, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The condition causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the
part of the eye needed for sharp vision. In some people, age-related macular degeneration advances so slowly that vision loss doesn't occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes, according to the NIH. As age-related macular degeneration progresses, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom. Over time, the blurred area may grow larger and blank spots may develop in central vision. Objects also may not appear as bright as they used to. Age-related macular degeneration by itself doesn't lead to See Experimental Drug Shows , page 36
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JANUARY 27, 2017
Notice of Formation of Teraviatwo LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 12/1/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Olivier Brandicourt, 170 E. 77th St., 4B, NY, NY 10075, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [1/20-2/24]
Notice of Formation of Teraviathree LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 12/1/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Olivier Brandicourt, 170 E. 77th St., 4B, NY, NY 10075, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [1/20-2/24]
Notice of Formation of POLER LEGAL LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/23/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Emily A Poler, 20 Plaza Street #C6, Brooklyn, NY 12238. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/20-2/24]
Notice of Formation of ANSONIA PARTNERS LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/02/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Susan Elkind Orchant, 2109 Broadway, Apt. 9-18, New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/20-2/24]
Notice of Formation of CRP Rivington Street Redevelopment, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/15/16. 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 Castellan Real Estate Partners, 1841 Broadway, Ste. 400, New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/20-2/24]
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 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 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]
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 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 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 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]
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 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 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 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]
Notice of Formation of HM Food Trade IP LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 10/26/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 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]
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Notice of QualiďŹ cation of SAVANNA SLP
Notice of Formation of THE BOULEVARD, PIZZA
VEHICLE IV, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ďŹ led with
BAR LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with Secy. of State
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/16. OďŹƒce
of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/16. OďŹƒce location:
location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware
NY County. Princ. oďŹƒce of LLC: 120 Riverside
(DE) on 11/21/16. Princ. oďŹƒce of LLC: Savanna
Blvd., NY, NY 10069. SSNY designated as agent
Asset Management, LLC, 430 Park Ave., 12th
of LLC upon whom process against it may be
Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent
served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation
of LLC upon whom process against it may be
Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-
served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation
2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [1/27-3/3]
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 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 QualiďŹ cation of C2R VENTURES LLC. App. for Auth. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/11/17. OďŹƒce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/28/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 20 W. 36th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker
Notice of Formation of Homeport Restaurant
Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org.
LLC. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with NY Dept. of State
ďŹ led with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg.,
on 12/9/16. OďŹƒce location: NY County. Sec.
Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.
of State designated agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Homeport Restaurant LLC,
Notice of Formation of LUNG TIN
50 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030,
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGENT (USA) LLC.
principal business address. Purpose: all lawful
Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 01/12/17. OďŹƒce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom
Notice of QualiďŹ cation of Technology Humans and Taste LLC. App. for Auth. ďŹ led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/17. OďŹƒce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on
process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 3 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
whom process against it may be served. SSNY
215 ST. JAMES PLACE LLC Articles of Org.
shall mail process to: 108 Wooster St., C2,
ďŹ led NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/24/2016. OďŹƒce
NY, NY 10012. DE address of LLC: c/o United
in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom
Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste.
process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy
C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ďŹ led with DE
of process to c/o Daniel A. Greenbaum, 101 W.
Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover,
12th St., PH-H, NY, NY 10014, which is also the
DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/27-
principal business loc. Purpose: Any lawful
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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]
1/5/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
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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€
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]
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JANUARY 27, 2017 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Compound Management III, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/16. Oﬃce 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:
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]
Research, Ltd., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with De Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [1/62/10]
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]
Notice of Formation of CENTER FOR CREATIVE
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: The LLC, 610 E. 7th Street, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful act. [11/25-12/30]
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 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 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]
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 to 1501 Lexington Ave., #2A, NY, NY 10029.
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. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 70 Pine Street, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful act. [11/25-12/30]
3151 Broadway LLC, a domestic LLC, ﬁled with the SSNY on 12/26/12. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon
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]
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.
whom process against the LLC may be served.
Cert. of LP ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401
SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn:
Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any
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 formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/09/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 729 Ocean Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11230. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
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]
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 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 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.
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]
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 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, 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
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]
State of NY (SSNY) on 11/9/16. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 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]
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 to: The LLC, 195 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY
JUDAISM LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the Sec'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/06/2016.
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
David Hirsch, 156 5th Avenue, Ste. 600, NY, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: National Corporate
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 27, 2017
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JANUARY 27, 2017
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LEGAL ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Jewish Voice is one of New York's premier Jewish newspapers, distributing hundreds of thousands of papers in Brooklyn , Queens , the Bronx and Manhattan. In addition, the Jewish Voice publishes specialty magazines and major websites, and is very active on social media. We currently have an opening for a Legal Advertising Coordinator to support the revenue goals of the organization through liaising with legal agencies , attorneys and private party clients to organize legal ads, publication, date entry and coordinate affidavits. REQUIREMENTS Assist clients in satisfying the court designated requirements for legal publications. Work with heavy phone, email and fax volume, as well as conduct face-to-face customer service. Prepare affidavits of publication Maintain required documents and accurate internal records. Increase existing business and generate new business, through building strong relationships with new and existing clients. Ensure that relevant and clear communication and information is shared with clients to meet their legal advertising requirements as set by the court.
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ELDERCARE AVAILABLE. Energized, motivated women take care of Elderly including Alzheimer Patients. 15 years experience. Call Pearl 914-6193303/ 914-909-0224 LM0120 EXCELLENT IRISH HOME HEALTH AIDE AVAILABLE. To take care of you in your own home. Nights or weekends only. Honest, responsible, compassionate & kind. Excellent references. Reasonable rates. Please Call Mary 347-754-1127 LM1230 I’m Looking for Housecleaning & CNA Position. 23 years experience. I have car. Excellent References. Call 516-519-0456 or 516-766-3943 LM1230
READY TO MAKE SOME GREEN? Licensed Real Estate Salesperson wanted. Emerald Estates Realty Group 516-743-9600 KK1120
HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES
Experienced Shomer Shabbos woman available to care for elderly woman at night or 24 hours. Can also babysit. Refs avail. Call: 646-266-1421 CB1125
LOOKING FOR NURSE’S AIDE JOB. 20 Years Experience. Excellent References. Willing to do light housekeeping & cooking. Call 917-623-7962
WE PROVIDE BASIC CARE FOR ELDERLY. Flexible Hours. 3 Meals Served Daily. NJ Location. Near G.W. Bridge (Ft. Lee.) Overnight Service is Available. Cozy and Comfortable. We’ll Make Your Life Easier. Jenny 917-251-6790
CAREGIVER/ ELDERLY AVAILABLE. Responsible, reliable, 17 years experience. Take care of client, household, and errands. Excellent checkable references. Looking for live-in job. Own car. Clean driver’s license. Call Manana 917-407-7525 LM0127 Prior busn ownr seeking employment. Resume available upon request call 845-558-8105 - Thank you CB1211 I’M LOOKING FOR ELDERCARE JOB. I have 30 years experience & excellent references. Live-in or live-out. Full time. Call 347-485-9133 LM1118 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
CONTEMPORARY FAMILY CARE :Provides Screened NANNIES* Kosher Housekeepers* Travel Companions* Day & Weekend Relief Staﬀ* Sleep –in or out* HS0429
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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
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JULIA’S HOUSECLEANING! Houses, Apartments, Condos, Oﬃces, Windows, Commercial/ Residential. 5 Years Experience, References. Free Estimates. 914-373-1880/ 646-255-9162 LM1230
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
Certiﬁed Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675 Certiﬁed Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman, LCSW WINTER SPECIAL, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675 CB0203
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
Famous Hagstrom Street Atlas 5 Boro – Shows All Streets
MAPS FINAL $24.95 EDITION 800-327-7992 CATERING/ CHEF SERVICE
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 LM0805
Home Renovations. Basements, Finish bathrooms, and apartments, scraping, etc. 18 years experience. No job too big or too small. Best prices 347-585-9217 CB0303 Reuven’s Repairs. Small electric and plumbing, $125. House call plus parts. Servicing Brooklyn. 347-585-3544 CB0217
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
LENOX 26 piece Blue Tree set, $1,200 & 23 piece Lenox Blue Tree set, $1,100 or $2,000 for both. Call Cathy 516-660-9520 LM0217
ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott FoxOwner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
Kohen – 52, state Employee, kind and compassionate, Attends shul daily seeks easygoing, friendly, and considerate lady (NonDivorcee) for marriage. Call718-219-5212 or email email@example.com CB0303
We buy and Sell Gold, Silver, Sterling Pieces, Bullion and Collectible Coins. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. Call 646379-3566. Eli@USCoinSpot. com *Meetings By Appointment Only CB0224
2004 VOLKSWAGON PASSAT GLX. Platinum Silver, Gray Leather Interior. 71,000 Miles. Excellent Condition. $4,000. Call Mon- Sat, 10AM-4PM 845226-6149 LM0303
BOATS FOR SALE 9052
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
ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES. 1930 Mils, 5 cent & 10 cent, $1,650 each. 1920 NCR brass cash register, excellent, $1,550. 1950 Coke 3 button sign, $550. Penny Fortune Teller Scale, $500 & more. Call 516-2443563 LM0303
41 Marine Trader Sail Boat, refurbished, rebuilt diesel engine. New plumbing-wiring, Teak interior: Bedroom, living/ dining, 2 heads, galley kitchen. Price $39K. John 917-568-2754 LM0127
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
Basement for rent 46th street between 17th and 18th Avenue. 925 square feet, private entrance, high ceiling. Ideal for store, playgroup, or oﬃce. Call 718-259-4092 or 917-968-1014 if no answer please text CB0127 37th Street Between 1415 Avenue, 350 SF oﬃce, large windows, high ceiling, including furniture, internet & utilities Call 347-721-5244 CB0120 Avenue L/Nostrand Ave. 3 rm oﬃce, $1750, all included. Please call 718-513-6911 x101 CB0224
10 Beautiful Newly Decorated Classrooms. Air Conditioned. Immediate Rental. Central Bklyn Location. Serious Inquiries only. Available Immediately. Call: 718-837-3916 Leave Msg CB0113 Oﬃce Space For Lease Flatbush 3,400 Sq Ft 1 Flight up, 7300 Sq Ft Lower Level, 10 Ft Will Divide, Build To Suit Call: Moshe 718-614-4646 CB1230 Boro Park/ 17th Ave, Dahill RdBeaut, newly renov oﬃce, pvt entr, bsmt 400 sq ft, sunlight, bth, c/a, room for 7/8 desks, pre-wired. Call: 347-871-1661 CB1118
OFFICE FOR RENT. AVE U & E 4th ST. Second ﬂoor. Great location. Call David at 718-9987600 Ext 10 LM0729 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 · 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
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
NEW YORK STATE 7050 KENT Office/ Retail Space on Route 52 corridor. Move your business from your basement or use our space for your pop-up or incubator business. Spaces range from 750 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft. Rent ranges from $950 to $2,200. Short and long term leases available. 845-878-7833 LM0106 OSSINING. Commercial garage space, 2200 sq ft. Zoned for auto repair & body work. Also, commercial outside storage. Frame equipment for sale. Rental or sale available. 914-941-3239 or 914-804-3461 LM1216 OSSINING/ BRIARCLIFF. Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist looking for Office Share for a professional in health related field. Asking rent $825/ month including utilities. Oromyologist.com 914-302-6983 LM1125 OSSINING. OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE BY OWNER: In the heart of Ossining, Spring & Main St. Walk to RR. 45/ min to NYC. Ideal professional space, suitable for professional and varied businesses. Spacious 3,200 sq ft room, can be divided into two offices, 1,600 sq ft/ each. One 400 sq ft office. Suite w/ conference room, kitchenette & 5 offices. Elevator access for ADA accessibility. Storage space available. TWO Municipal parking lots available w/ 3 free hours. Please Call Angelo 914-3375903 (O) or 914-282-9973 (C) LM1021
NEWLY FURNISHED & AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE For Psychotherapist & Related Professionals in Great Rockville Centre Location. Shared Waiting Room. Free Street Parking. Call 516-316-0096
KATONAH- Office Suite for Rent. Charming Victorian House converted into professional office space. Furnished, sublet (400 sq ft) located on 2nd flr of bldg. Perfect for counselor or therapist. 2 min walk to train station. Call 914-232-4000
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
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178
Well-Established Allstate Agency For Sale. Marine Park area. Agent wants to retire. Must be able to obtain your own financing & currently be .in the insurance business Call 917-301-2477
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
Desirable warehouse space near NJ Turnpike entrance & all major highways, close to all, 1st fl, multiple loading options, high ceilings, drive in doors, lots of vehicle parking, from 2,000 sf to 100,000 sf. Also refrigerator and freezer space avail. Call owner: 646-457-0517 CB0120 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
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
SUNSET PARK 50’s. M-1-2 zone warehouse- 4,200 sq ft, with modern house- 3,000 sq ft. Delivered vacant. $13,000 combined. Ask for HarryAlpine Realty 718-238-1788 LM0210
Avenue M/ East 2nd Street. Approximately 1500 square feet basement, private entrance, 9 foot ceiling. Call 845-274-5886 CB0127
ELMSFORD. 4,000 Sq Ft. High Bay Warehouse with office. 14 Ft overhead door. Drive in, no automotive. Call 914-5927229 LM0708
WHITE PLAINS AREASTORAGE & PARKING RENTAL. Clean & convenient enclosed storage shed & outdoor truck parking. Perfect for contractors or landscapers. Call 914-923-3429 LM0701
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
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
OFFICE SPACE OR HAIR SALON FULLY EQUIPPED FOR RENT, Rt. 6, Mohegan Lake, NY. For Information, Call 914282-6602 LM0708
Open House Sunday 1/29 1 to 4 pm at 9 Iroquois Trail Airmont. Well maintained 4 bedroom 2.5 Bath bi-level on a CUL DE SAC only $435k Low Taxes Michal Jacobi 845 548 1942 Also Available Beautiful Homes for Rent
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
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 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 Y near Ocean Pkwy. 2 BR apt, new kit/applncs, terrace, 2nd ﬂr. Move in cond. 718-9743884, 347-574-1814 CB0127 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
JANUARY 27, 2017
REAL ESTATE LONG ISLAND
EAST NORTHPORT- 1 Bedroom Apartment. Newly Painted, Private Entrance. Offstreet Parking. No Smoking. No Pets. $800/ month. 2 months’ security; background check. 516-662-2187 LM0303 LINDENHURST: Gorgeous, All New! 1BR, Eat-in kitchen, full bath, closets, no smoking, no pets, references a must! 1 month rent/ security. $1,650/ all, includes flat screen/ fios/ wifi. 516-661-7539 LM0127 FARMINGDALE. New, Very Large Apt, 1453 sq ft, 3 big bedrooms, walk-in closet, central a/c, central heat. Near LIRR. Private entrance. Immediate! $2,350 + utilities. 1 month security. No pets, no smoking. References checked. 631-252-0720 LM0113 DEER PARK. Small 1BR, small 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 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
LONG ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE
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 LM0515
L.I. APT. RENTAL WANTED SEAFORD HARBOR: RENTAL WANTED: apt or studio. Sandy survivor seeks to move back to Seaford Harbor. Call Don 516-428-8916 LM0619
APARTMENTS FOR SALE / CONDOS
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
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
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
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
with ﬁreplace and wet bar. The 1400 sf. family room contains
ﬁreplace. Exit onto onto a wrap-
PLAINVIEW. 3 Year Old Colonial! 4BR, 3 baths, 22’ EIK with island, 15’ FDR, 30’ MBR Suite. Huge Bsmt. Job Relocation Forced Sale. $5,100. Realtor 516-316-8551 LM0708
NEW YORK STATE
600 sf. patio overlooking the rear of the property / gardens. The second ﬂoor features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling,
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
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 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.
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.
OUT OF STATE
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
CHARMING 1880 WHALERS HOME. Near Sag Harbor on Ferry Road, bay access, greenery: 4BR, 2 baths, ﬁreplace, remodeled kitchen/ bath. (10/15-6/30): $3,500 per month; Or (10/15-5/23): $2,500/ month. Call/ text 303476-0159 LM1016
FLUSHING, N.Y. Location, Location, 3BR TUDOR detached. Garage, Kitchen w/new SS appliances, Large Dining Rm, Living Rm w/ Fireplace, Sun Porch, W/D Walking Distance to Synagogue, near all LIRR. 10 min to Whitestone Br. MLS + 2% rebate. Asking $888.000. Call 718-308-7184 www.choicearea. com HS1211
OUT OF STATE
DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full ﬁn bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600 LM0902
HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN NEW JERSEY SEASIDE HEIGHTS: OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 1-4, 1 Blvd
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.
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
deck which spirals down to a
and a Romeo Juliet balcony
formal 35 foot long dining room
three exposures, a 30ft
HOUSE FOR RENT
HOUSES FOR RENT
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cathedral ceiling, and a second 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
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
New Condos Starting @ $399,900 Ocn & Bay views 1 Blk-Bch shopping & restaurants, upgrades everywhere. Mike Seaside Rlty Inc 732-330-6651 HS0527
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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
JANUARY 27, 2017
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
CENTER MORICHES. By Owner. 4 Crosby St. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, den, 2.5 car garage with shop. $319,000. Call 631-987-5764 LM0501
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
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* 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
WOODBOURNE, NY. Magical 101 acres with breathtaking views, lake & pond & 3 homes. Main house has 5BR, 3 full baths & 2 swimming pools. 2nd house has 4BR & 2 ½ baths. 3rd house has 2BR & 1 bath. Garage has studio for caretaker. Must see! Best offer! Call Owner 718-938-4130 LM0106
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
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 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 WESTHAMPTON DIVORCE SALE! Almost new waterfront French chalet. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths. Must sell! $1.5 million. Brokers welcome. 631-903-7582 LM0715
NEW CITY, NY. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Expansive 4/5BR ranch. See picture & info www.33snowdropdrive.com $859K. No Brokers. 845-642-3214 LM1202
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MANCHESTER- New construction, 4BR, 2.5 baths colonial. Basement, 2 car garage, decorative molding, hardwood ﬂoors thru-out. $364,900. All oﬀers! 908-330-8964 LM1230
No. Miami Beach. 4 houses for sale in heart of Jewish community. Also Miami Bch. Lic Real Estate Broker Call Erica 305-761-1612 CB0127 KEY WEST. CONDO FOR RENT. January 7- January 14, 2017. 2BR’s, 2 baths, $1,800. 631-722-3026 LM1216 WEST PALM BEACH, FL. CONDOS FOR SALE. Century Village. Short walk to temple. 561-716-5397 LM0127
PLOTS FOR SALE
PLOT FOR SALE: ROSEHILLS MEMORIAL PARK. Beautiful elevated GARDEN E level 5. $7,500 or best oﬀer. 203-595-5414 LM0217
MONMOUTH MEMORIAL PARK. 1-site double plot up & down. $1,995. 732-462-5633 LM1209 WELLWOOD CEMETERY. 2 plots. Park Reserve, Sec 2. Block 25. Graves 5 & 6. Beautiful location. Value $8K. Price negotiable. Marvin 212-924-3486 LM1230 ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL FOR SALE: 3 Indoor Niches For Cremains. Location: Beautiful “Heritage Gardens” on the Hill
LAGRANGE TOWN OF, $350,000
RANCH ON .66 ACRES, BUILT 1957, 1983 SQ FT, 7 RMS 2 BATH, 4 BED RMS, LIV RM, DIN/SUN RM 14 X 24, FAM/ TV RM, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY RM OFF KITCH, BASEMENT 250 SQ FT BEDROOM WITH BATH + 2 CLOSETS, 2 CAR GARAGE. IN GND POOL,16 X 32, 12 X 12 SHED. HOT WATER BB HEAT, 200 AMP ELEC SVC, CENTRAL AIR, KITCHEN REMAKE 2010, 3 OVENS, HARD WOOD FLRS THRUOUT, RECENTLY FINISHED PATIO AND WALKWAYS, NEW LANDSCAPING, MANY EXTRAS, ARLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, COMBINED TAXES 2015 $5278, 12 MINUTES FROM METRO NORTH OR TSP. 845-471-6874 OR JJD414GC@AOL.COM (APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Placement: All 3 Niches Are Together On Level 2, Facing Front. Cost: $5,200. Conditions of Purchase: Certiﬁed Check Payable To The Owner- Title
ROSEHILL CEMETERY IN PUTNAM VALLEY. Lovely double cemetery plots. Asking $3,000. Call 845-225-8019 LM1209
Transfer Immediate. Contact Michele @ 201-923-4533 (Cell) LM0106
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. 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
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204
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
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 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
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
YOUNGSVILLE, NY (CATSKILLS)
Waterford, CT $749,000. 6bed, 4.5bath home. Au pair/In law/ Close to beaches/ New London. Outdoor pool. Tranquil/quiet. Immaculate like new! Call 806-912-3377 HS0821
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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