Last Generation Network News: ISRAEL EDITION December 10, 2013 –TUESDAY- Tevet 7, 5774 Vol. I No. 9

 
 
 
ISRAEL EDITION 
"Till all Israel is saved; Tell a Jew about Jesus" -MJS
 
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
Israel
 
 
 

Imbalance in Israel

Washington Post
17 hours ago
 
Written by
Richard Cohen
In “My Promised Land,” Ari Shavit's anguished book about Israel, there is plenty about the mistreatment of Palestinians - today, yesterday and always.
 
 

Israel, Jordan, PA sign trilateral agreements to 'swap' and share water

Jerusalem Post
8 hours ago
 
Written by
Sharon Udasin
Taking in approximately 175 million cubic meters of water from the Red Sea annually, the desalination plant will produce about 80 million cubic meters per year of potable water - about 50 to 60 percent of which will be piped a few kilometers over to ...
 
 

Dutch FM: Europe judges Israel by a different standard than other Middle East ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
Europe judges Israel by a different standard than other countries in the region because it is seen as a “European country” that should be judged by European standards, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said Monday.
 
 

Israel-Romania row over settlements building

Aljazeera.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
A diplomatic spat has erupted between Israel and Romania after Bucharest reportedly refused to allow Romanian construction workers to be employed in settlements being built in the occupied West Bank.
 
 

Pink Floyd co-founder Waters draws parallels between Israel, Nazi Germany

Jerusalem Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger waters defended his cultural boycott of Israel in an interview published over the weekend, accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and referring to the Jewish state as a racist apartheid regime. "For an artist to go and play in ...
 
 

Israelis, Palestinians, pour cold water on Kerry's security 'ideas'

Jerusalem Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and senior Palestinian spokesmen doused any optimism on Monday that the US-led Israeli- Palestinian talks were on the verge of a breakthrough. Israel was not on the way to a final-status agreement with the ...
 
 

Israel approves detention without charges for African migrants

Al Jazeera America - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Israel's parliament has approved a law which allows illegal immigrants from Africa to be detained for up to a year without trial in the latest in a series of measures aimed at reducing the numbers of African migrants in the country.
 
 

Israel negotiating boat deal with Germany, while considering other options

Haaretz
11 hours ago
 
Written by
Amos Harel
Israel wants to purchase four relatively small, frigate-class ships to protect its natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea, at a reported cost of about $100 million per boat.
 
 

Israel, others urged to join chemical arms treaty

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
OSLO (Reuters) - Israel, Egypt and North Korea should renounce chemical weapons, especially after Syria joined the convention banning them and three other nations plan to do so, the chief of an international watchdog said on Tuesday.
 
 

PA says no agreement with Israel without release of prisoners

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
“Apparently, Kerry wants to appease Israel by fulfilling its expansionist demands in the Jordan Valley under the pretext of security,” the PLO official charged.
 
 

Israel Should Offer Palestinians Exactly What They Want

Bloomberg - ‎18 hours ago‎
In a speech this weekend, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon stated that his country has no partner for peace. “As someone who supported (the) Oslo (peace process), I'm learning that on the other side we have no partner for two states for two people.
 
 

Calls to boycott Israel grow on US campuses

Aljazeera.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
On December 4, the council of the American Studies Association (ASA) voted unanimously to endorse the call from Palestinian civil society for an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions (USACBI), becoming only the second academic association ...
 
 

How to solve Israel's Bedouin problem

Haaretz (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
The 200,000 or so Negev Bedouin are the most disadvantaged sector of Israeli society. Their education is at the lowest level; their housing conditions are the worst; health care is poor.
 
 

Iran's warning to Congress

Jerusalem Post
5 hours ago
 
Written by
Michael Wilner
... Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez and their Republican counterparts— under pressure from groups closely allied with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee— will not be ...
 
 

Peres to miss Mandela service on doctor's orders

The Times of Israel - ‎7 hours ago‎
The last-minute arrangements reportedly led to confusion and concern within the Israeli leadership and in the South African Jewish community that Israel might wind up with no official representative at the ceremonies. At one point, Channel 2 reported, ...
 
 

Romania stops sending construction workers to Israel over settlements

Haaretz
1 hour ago
 
Written by
Jonathan Lis
Romania stops sending construction workers to Israel over settlements. Israel will hire more workers from Moldova and Bulgaria because of the problems with Bucharest.
 
 

Israel to Allow Building Materials Into Gaza

New York Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Mr. Serry, who worked with Israeli officials to resume the import of construction materials, acknowledged that “it is only one part of the constraints we are facing in Gaza.
 
 

Israel gears up for five-day winter storm

The Times of Israel - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tuesday is to be clear or partly cloudy and unseasonably cold, but high winds and rain will begin along the coast in the evening, followed by showers, thunderstorms, high winds and snow on Mount Hermon, the Israel Meteorological Service reported ...
 
 

On Human Rights Day, stop the blank check to Israel

Mondoweiss - ‎3 hours ago‎
Last month I traveled on a two-week delegation to Palestine and Israel organized by Interfaith Peace-Builders. During my trip, I spoke with many individuals, both Israeli and Palestinian, and heard their personal stories. With every experience, my eyes ...
 
 
 
 
Jerusalem
 
 

Fabled Jerusalem

Chicago Tribune - ‎10 hours ago‎
Before Columbus, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem -- holy, treasured, and long fought over by the three great monotheistic religions -- has been destroyed and rebuilt more than a dozen times.
 
 
 

Jerusalem Hopes for End to 'Ghost Apartments'

Arutz Sheva - ‎3 hours ago‎
The new regulation is particularly meaningful in Jerusalem, where there are roughly 11,000 apartments that remain empty for all but two weeks a year, he explained.
 
 

A Mandela Moment in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva - ‎7 hours ago‎
These former anti-apartheid activists had arrived in Jerusalem with a mission- to teach both sides of the Middle East War to learn how to live and respect the other in a time of peace.
 
 

Complaint Filed against Jerusalem Eiruv Cutter

Arutz Sheva - ‎1 hour ago‎
... Filed against Jerusalem Eiruv Cutter. Channel 10 filmed a secular resident of the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood inJerusalem deliberately sabotaging the local Eiruv, (a wire running around an urban area making Sabbath carrying of objects permissible).
 
 

Days after leaving, Kerry to return to Jerusalem

The Times of Israel - ‎19 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Israel Wednesday for the second time in as many weeks. He will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Iran and the ongoing peace negotiations with the Palestinians, the US State Department ...
 
 

Jerusalem Prepares for Weekend Snowfall

Arutz Sheva - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has completed his assessment of the successful municipal preparations for the snowstorm expected in the capital over the weekend.
 
 

Why go to Tel Aviv? Jumpspeed Ventures will fund early-stage startups in ...

VentureBeat
5 hours ago
 
Written by
Christina Farr
The new fund, dubbed Jumpspeed Ventures, was founded by Ben Wiener, a New Yorker who relocated to Jerusalem15 years ago. Wiener noticed that startups based in Tel Aviv were capturing most of the attention of investors and the press.
 
 

Ashrawi urges NBC to halt drama series set in East Jerusalem

Ma'an News Agency - ‎6 hours ago‎
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- PLO official Hanan Ashrawi on Tuesday called on US network NBC to halt production of a drama series due to be filmed in East Jerusalem. The upcoming drama 'DIG' is an action-adventure series set to be filmed entirely in Jerusalem ...
 
 

Israel, Jordan, PA sign trilateral agreements to 'swap' and share water

Jerusalem Post
8 hours ago
 
Written by
Sharon Udasin
The parties will begin pursuing three water-sharing initiatives over the next few months, Alexander McPhail, the lead water and sanitation specialist in the World Bank's Water Practice division, told The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview on ...
 
 

Musician's diaries depict religions at peace as Jerusalem goes electric

The Electronic Intifada (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
“This book undermines the notion of a sectarian and backward Jerusalem through a living testimony,” says Professor Salim Tamari of The Storyteller of Jerusalem, the newly-translated diaries of Palestinian musician Wasif Jawhariyyeh. Normal life in the ...
 
 

Young Boy with Leukemia Scores TD for Jerusalem Lions

Bleacher Report - ‎16 hours ago‎
The boy is fighting a rare type of leukemia that is usually found in adults. He has already been diagnosed four times, with the latest results showing the cancer cells have moved to his brain and spine, via SaveUriel.
 
 

Jerusalem climbs atop table with 27-point triumph

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
Hapoel Jerusalem made it seven wins in eight BSL games on Sunday night to roar to the top of the local standings by crushing Barak Netanya 97-70 at Malha Arena.
 
 

JERUSALEM POST: Mandela was a mensch

BDlive - ‎13 hours ago‎
ALTHOUGH it is too soon after Nelson Mandela's death to define his legacy, it is clear he will remembered as a great man - and, as Jewish writer Lionel Slier remarks, one worthy of the Yiddish term "mensch", a person of true integrity.
 
 

Jerusalem Court to Rule on Beit Shemesh Election Appeal

Yeshiva World News - ‎17 hours ago‎
vot The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday, 7 Teves 5774 will hear appeals challenging the recent mayoral election in Beit Shemesh.
 
 

Discovery of City of David ruins fills gap in Jerusalem history

NBCNews.com
Dec 3, 2013
 
Written by
Megan Gannon
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
 
 

Interview: Daniel Ferguson of “Jerusalem

Beliefnet - ‎20 hours ago‎
jerusalem3D Daniel Ferguson told an audience that making his extraordinary 3D IMAX film about Jerusalem required four years and “thousands of cups of tea.
 
 

Fear of failure spurs John Kerry's peace mission to Jerusalem

Haaretz - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
Ticking time bomb || Fear of failure spurs John Kerry's peace mission to Jerusalem. The Americans are beginning to realize external intervention is needed for an Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough.
 
 

Young Israel Reacts to Jerusalem Embassy Waiver

Yeshiva World News - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
The National Council of Young Israel today expressed disappointment following President Obama's recent decision to again postpone the implementation of a law which calls for the U.S.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 
Jerusalem
 
 

Fabled Jerusalem

Chicago Tribune - ‎10 hours ago‎
Before Columbus, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem -- holy, treasured, and long fought over by the three great monotheistic religions -- has been destroyed and rebuilt more than a dozen times.
 
 
 

Jerusalem Hopes for End to 'Ghost Apartments'

Arutz Sheva - ‎4 hours ago‎
The new regulation is particularly meaningful in Jerusalem, where there are roughly 11,000 apartments that remain empty for all but two weeks a year, he explained.
 
 

A Mandela Moment in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva - ‎8 hours ago‎
These former anti-apartheid activists had arrived in Jerusalem with a mission- to teach both sides of the Middle East War to learn how to live and respect the other in a time of peace.
 
 

Complaint Filed against Jerusalem Eiruv Cutter

Arutz Sheva - ‎1 hour ago‎
... Filed against Jerusalem Eiruv Cutter. Channel 10 filmed a secular resident of the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood inJerusalem deliberately sabotaging the local Eiruv, (a wire running around an urban area making Sabbath carrying of objects permissible).
 
 

Days after leaving, Kerry to return to Jerusalem

The Times of Israel - ‎19 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Israel Wednesday for the second time in as many weeks. He will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Iran and the ongoing peace negotiations with the Palestinians, the US State Department ...
 
 

Jerusalem Prepares for Weekend Snowfall

Arutz Sheva - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has completed his assessment of the successful municipal preparations for the snowstorm expected in the capital over the weekend.
 
 

Why go to Tel Aviv? Jumpspeed Ventures will fund early-stage startups in ...

VentureBeat
5 hours ago
 
Written by
Christina Farr
The new fund, dubbed Jumpspeed Ventures, was founded by Ben Wiener, a New Yorker who relocated to Jerusalem15 years ago. Wiener noticed that startups based in Tel Aviv were capturing most of the attention of investors and the press.
 
 

Ashrawi urges NBC to halt drama series set in East Jerusalem

Ma'an News Agency - ‎6 hours ago‎
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- PLO official Hanan Ashrawi on Tuesday called on US network NBC to halt production of a drama series due to be filmed in East Jerusalem. The upcoming drama 'DIG' is an action-adventure series set to be filmed entirely in Jerusalem ...
 
 

Israel, Jordan, PA sign trilateral agreements to 'swap' and share water

Jerusalem Post
8 hours ago
 
Written by
Sharon Udasin
The parties will begin pursuing three water-sharing initiatives over the next few months, Alexander McPhail, the lead water and sanitation specialist in the World Bank's Water Practice division, told The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview on ...
 
 

Musician's diaries depict religions at peace as Jerusalem goes electric

The Electronic Intifada (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
“This book undermines the notion of a sectarian and backward Jerusalem through a living testimony,” says Professor Salim Tamari of The Storyteller of Jerusalem, the newly-translated diaries of Palestinian musician Wasif Jawhariyyeh. Normal life in the ...
 
 

Jerusalem climbs atop table with 27-point triumph

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
Hapoel Jerusalem made it seven wins in eight BSL games on Sunday night to roar to the top of the local standings by crushing Barak Netanya 97-70 at Malha Arena.
 
 

JERUSALEM POST: Mandela was a mensch

BDlive - ‎13 hours ago‎
ALTHOUGH it is too soon after Nelson Mandela's death to define his legacy, it is clear he will remembered as a great man - and, as Jewish writer Lionel Slier remarks, one worthy of the Yiddish term "mensch", a person of true integrity.
 
 

Jerusalem Court to Rule on Beit Shemesh Election Appeal

Yeshiva World News - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday, 7 Teves 5774 will hear appeals challenging the recent mayoral election in Beit Shemesh.
 
 

Young Boy with Leukemia Scores TD for Jerusalem Lions

Bleacher Report - ‎16 hours ago‎
The boy is fighting a rare type of leukemia that is usually found in adults. He has already been diagnosed four times, with the latest results showing the cancer cells have moved to his brain and spine, via SaveUriel.
 
 

Discovery of City of David ruins fills gap in Jerusalem history

NBCNews.com
Dec 3, 2013
 
Written by
Megan Gannon
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
 
 

Fear of failure spurs John Kerry's peace mission to Jerusalem

Haaretz - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
Ticking time bomb || Fear of failure spurs John Kerry's peace mission to Jerusalem. The Americans are beginning to realize external intervention is needed for an Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough.
 
 

Interview: Daniel Ferguson of “Jerusalem

Beliefnet - ‎20 hours ago‎
jerusalem3D Daniel Ferguson told an audience that making his extraordinary 3D IMAX film about Jerusalem required four years and “thousands of cups of tea.
 
 

New Worlds: Jerusalem's natural science library lends out more than books

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
In 2009, the natural sciences library at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was one of the first in the country to lend laptops to faculty and students.
 
 

Young Israel Reacts to Jerusalem Embassy Waiver

Yeshiva World News - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
The National Council of Young Israel today expressed disappointment following President Obama's recent decision to again postpone the implementation of a law which calls for the U.S.
 
 

My shell casing from the 1917 Battle of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
One year I got to dress as one of the five brothers and march in to Jerusalem singing as we officially retook the Holy Temple site.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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