LAST GENERATION NETWORK NEWS (Israel Edition): Dec 20, 2013 FRIDAY Tevet 17 5774 (limited edition)

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How Israel courted Black Africa

Haaretz - ‎7 hours ago‎
In all the exhaustive coverage of Nelson Mandela's death and his equivocal attitude towards the Jewish State, one episode that sheds new light on this relationship has been waiting in Israel's National Archive to be told. We need to go back to the ...

Palestinians to Chinese FM: Pressure Israel to make peace

Jerusalem Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
In a joint Israeli-Palestinian meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, Palestinian academics urged China to pressure Israel to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding the conflict. “We ask the ...

Picking our fights

Jerusalem Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
Whether it concerns opinions about the future of the area beyond the Green Line, the migrant situation, or civil rights issues for non-Jews in Israel, far too often and quickly the “anti-Semitic” or “anti-Zionist” flag is pulled out and waved ...

EU puts pressure on Israel for peace with Palestinians

Boston Globe - ‎8 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM - Could Israel face a mounting global boycott of the type that ended apartheid in South Africa if it fails to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians by this spring?

US Senate c'tee passes bipartisan US-Israel energy bill

Jerusalem Post
6 hours ago
Written by
Sharon Udasin
The United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday passed a bipartisan bill that aims to bolster collaborations between Israel and the US on energy issues. Led by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana), alongside Sens. Ron Wyden ...

Liberman to Chinese FM: Israel is serious about peace

Jerusalem Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Israel is seriously pursuing peace, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman assured his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday as the Palestinians charged that IDF violence was foiling those efforts.

'The Floodgates of Bullcrap': Palestinians Blame Israel for Flooding ... - ‎21 hours ago‎
The claim of Israel intentionally flooding Gaza has made headlines in the pro-Palestinian media over the past week in which a freak winter storm hit the Middle East with a deluge of rain and snow, including a once-in-a-century snowfall in neighboring ...

Former Bush adviser joins NGO to press Israel to let former agent testify ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
NGO Shurat Hadin - Israel Law Center has retained the services of a top homeland security adviser to former US president George W. Bush to help press Israel to allow its former agent Uzi Shaya to testify on behalf of 22 families of victims of terror in ...

Hezbollah's Nasrallah warns Israel over commander death

BBC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The head of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, has warned that his movement will "punish" Israel for the killing of a senior commander. Hassan Lakkis was shot near his home on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in early ...

Israel Officially Enters E.U.'s Horizon 2020 Program

Daily Beast - ‎1 minute ago‎
(Arab) MK Tibi: "This is the result of the incitement," (Jewish) man threw hot water on MK's face - Arab-Israeli legislator approached by man who poured scorching liquid on him at anti-Prawer protest. Tibi had previously symbolically spilled water on ...

Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
The American Studies Assn. recently passed a resolution that "endorses and … honor[s] the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions." The action was taken, the group explained, because "there is no effective or ...

Peres to Chinese FM: Peace is Israel's greatest desire, Iran is the greatest ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 19, 2013‎
President Shimon Peres welcomed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to his official residence on Thursday, where he told him that Israel faces not only grave threats but also great opportunities. The threat is of a nuclear Iran, Peres said, but the chance ...

Analysis || When it comes to setting Israel's borders, little is about security

7 minutes ago
Written by
Amir Oren
Benny Gantz believes that the situation in the Middle East has created a “strategic opportunity” forIsrael. Unlike 10 years ago - before the American invasion of Iraq, and before the frequent Arab regime changes - there is no nation that currently ...

Report: Putin Backs Israel's Security Needs in Middle East

Arutz Sheva - ‎3 hours ago‎
A pact was forged between Moscow and Jerusalem to ensure Israel's security during a private meeting last month, according to a Friday Maariv report.

Liberman: Israel 'serious' in its intention to reach agreement with Palestinians

Jerusalem Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday praised US Secretary of State John Kerry for his efforts to advance negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on Thursday, saying that Israel was serious in its intentions to reach an agreement ...

Reagan: Palestinians Do Not Want Peace - They Want Israel

Arutz Sheva - ‎4 hours ago‎
Michael Reagan, son of former US President Ronald Reagan, spoke in a special interview with Arutz Sheva about the ongoing negotiations between Israel and the PA, the situation with Iran, and Israel's security needs. Reagan spoke from the Young Israel ...

We refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, says ex-Palestinian negotiator

Haaretz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, who last November quit the Palestinian team negotiating with the Israelis over a peace settlement, reiterated Thursday the Palestinian position that they would not recognizeIsrael as a Jewish state. In a meeting with journalists ...

At Israel's Ben-Gurion airport, duty-free isn't always a bargain

Haaretz - ‎5 hours ago‎
At Israel's Ben-Gurion airport, duty-free isn't always a bargain. Tourists can get good deals on perfumes, but the price of cigarettes can be a drag.

African Refugees Protest Detainment in Israel

New York Times - ‎Dec 17, 2013‎
The roughly 200 asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea came to protest their treatment by the Israeliauthorities, finishing a two-day journey.

Canada calls for dismissal of Richard Falk for accusing Israel of 'genocidal ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 18, 2013‎
Photo: Reuters. Canada called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to dismiss its special investigator Richard Falk after he accused Israel of “genocidal” intentions against the Palestinians in a brief English language interview on Russian ...
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In bleak Arab hinterland, hints of Jerusalem's partition

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
Marooned behind the wall but within city limits, the Shuafat refugee camp reveals Israel's uneven treatment of Arab and Jewish neighborhoods, creating a de facto partition ofJerusalem, which is the epicenter of the Middle East conflict. "There aren't ...

Design times in Jerusalem

The Times of Israel - ‎3 hours ago‎
The snow is finally, well, nearly gone. And just in time, because there's some good stuff happening inJerusalem until the end of the month, perfectly in sync to celebrate the official start of winter, this Saturday.

Beitar Jerusalem Soccer Fans Vandalize Quran of Opposing Team

Daily Beast - ‎Dec 19, 2013‎
"The chilling thought that passes through my mind is what would happen if tefillin were burned at Teddy Stadium (inJerusalem), or if they cut a Jew's sidelocks in Germany." --Maariv sports commentator Eyal Levi on the tearing up of a Quran by fans of ...

Jerusalem prisoner enters 26th year in Israeli prison

Ma'an News Agency - ‎24 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian prisoner from Jerusalem named Bilal Ahmad Yousef Abu Hussein, 44, has entered his 26th year in a row in Israeli jails.

Likud Beytenu, Bayit Yehudi skip out on vote to keep Jerusalem whole

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 18, 2013‎
Most right-wing lawmakers on Wednesday skipped a vote on a bill that would require two-thirds of the Knesset's approval before the government could negotiate on Jerusalem's status. The bill, proposed by United Torah Judaism MK Ya'acov Litzman, was ...

New Strategic National Park in Eastern Jerusalem

The Jewish Press - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Jerusalem Development Authority insists that the building of the new park has no political significance, but is rather the best way to preserve the last open areas in eastern Jerusalem. The placement of a national park simply retains the status quo ...

Meet the Jerusalem snowboarder from The Wall Street Journal's front page

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎17 hours ago‎
The curious spectacle of a major snowstorm in Jerusalem was the subject of a number of front-page photos in major U.S. newspapers.

Jerusalem's Itchy Trigger Finger

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
Forget sanctions. If there's one thing that should convince Tehran not to go nuclear, it's that Israel might use its own nukes -- first.

African migrants sent back to prison after protest walk to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 17, 2013‎
Police and immigration enforcement officers rounded up hundreds of African migrants rallying inJerusalem on Tuesday, who demanded the state recognize their asylum claims and stop jailing them in detention centers in the South.

Jerusalem 'Snow Babies' Safely Delivered During Massive Storm

Huffington Post - ‎Dec 18, 2013‎
While Jerusalem remained in lockdown over the past weekend, as 50 centimeters of snow and power outages took over the city, Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem worked over time to meet the needs of 80 women -- Jewish and Arab -- who gave birth ...

Jerusalem Municipality continues to operate in emergency mode

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
The Jerusalem Municipality's situation room continued to coordinate the efforts of emergency responders Monday, including the IDF, police, Israeli electric company, city managers, and Jerusalem's community councils, Mayor Nir Barkat said Monday.

Jerusalem schools reopen after snow; Safed counts blessings

Dec 17, 2013
Written by
Eli Ashkenazi
Most schools in Jerusalem were in business Tuesday, bringing back some normality after last week's snowstorm that blanketed the capital with a foot of snow.

Jerusalem, Haifa progress from second place

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 18, 2013‎
Jerusalem claimed an impressive 79-75 victory over Karsiyaka Izmir at Malha Arena in a direct showdown for second place in Group E. Hapoel recorded its third win in its past four Eurocup games to finish the regular season with a 6-4 record.

Jerusalem Municipality Giving Free Christmas Trees to Christian Residents

Algemeiner - ‎19 hours ago‎
“As the home of the three Abrahamic traditions, Jerusalem is dear to over 3.5 billion people of varying faiths around the world.

Jerusalem Snow - ‎19 hours ago‎
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Why the boycotters are on the wrong side of history

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Jerusalem & Babylon || Why the boycotters are on the wrong side of history. Pro-boycott activists leading campaigns against Israel will not be the reason the country eventually changes course.

Jerusalem still mostly paralyzed after snowstorm

CTV News - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
JERUSALEM -- Jerusalem was still partially paralyzed Monday following a rare snowstorm last week, with schools in the city shut down, thousands left without power and only some public transportation working.

Jerusalem opens some schools, while classes in Safed still suspended

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
The Jerusalem Municipality announced early Tuesday morning that some of its schools will open at 10 a.m. while most of the major roadways are ready to absorb traffic, as the capital continues to slowly return to a routine.

In Jerusalem, even the snow is holy

Haaretz - ‎Dec 19, 2013‎
Until a week ago, eight years after I left Jerusalem − a city with which I have been conducting a love-hate relationship for the past 40 years − whenever the weather forecast called for snow at elevations of 800 meters or higher, my heart was ...

Beyond Frosty: When the snow piles up, the artists come out

Haaretz (blog) - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Beyond Frosty: When the snow piles up, the artists come out. Not satisfied with making simple snowmen, one East Jerusalem family made meltable art for the masses.

ADL presents 'Top Ten' Jewish issues of 2013

Jerusalem Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
The top issues affecting Jews this year, the ADL - an anti-Semitism watchdog and civil rights organization - believes, are the US-Iranian nuclear negotiations, Obama's visit to Israel and call for a twostate solution, advances for gay marriage in the ...

Fleeing bad economy, French Jews flock to Israel

Haaretz (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fleeing bad economy, French Jews flock to Israel. Jewish immigration figures have risen almost 60 percent compared to last year, with singles and pensioners making up the bulk of the new immigrants.

We refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, says ex-Palestinian negotiator

Haaretz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, who last November quit the Palestinian team negotiating with the Israelis over a peace settlement, reiterated Thursday the Palestinian position that they would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state. In a meeting with journalists ...

Jewish studies robust on US college campuses amid challenges

Haaretz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jewish studies robust on U.S. college campuses amid challenges. Largest turnout ever for 45th Association for Jewish Studies conference indicates thriving field, but scholars and students face budget cutbacks and increasingly scarce tenure track jobs.

Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2014 Pairs Up With JDate

Huffington Post
Dec 19, 2013
Written by
Emily Thomas
... the new year. We caught up with Adam #1, known formally as Adam Epelbaum, 22, one of the four “chosen ones” on the JDate-sponsored January 2015 bonus page, to talk about his experience becoming one of the most-wanted nice Jewish guys out there.

Jewish oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky free after Putin pardon

Haaretz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Jewish oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky free after Putin pardon. Unexpected move may be a gesture to critics of the Kremlin's human rights record before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics.

The Myth of Jewish Hollywood's Collaboration With the Nazis

Tablet Magazine - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Jewish moguls, taking their orders from Berlin, suppressed anti-Nazi scripts, cut every positive reference to Jewsout of their films, and released one “pro-fascist film after another.” A small coterie of wealthy Jewish-Americans betrayed their ...

Aaron Family Jewish Community Center reminds people to take a break

Dallas Morning News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas is working to alleviate some of that stress by reminding people of the message of the Jewish day of rest, known as the Sabbath or Shabbat. The center distributed 500 “Shabbats in a Bag” Dec. 13 on a ...

US Jewish groups support new Iran sanctions bill

The Times of Israel - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Within hours of an announcement Thursday afternoon that a bipartisan group of senators had introduced new legislation to increase sanctions against Iran if ongoing talks prove unsuccessful, American Jewish groups voiced their support for ...

Santa, the Easter bunny and raising a Jewish child

The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. - ‎18 hours ago‎
Our son attends a Jewish preschool and has all kinds of children in his class - some with two Jewish parents, some from interfaith homes and others who are not Jewish at all. He already knows that families have their own ways of observing the holidays ...

Christmas is the Greatest Jewish Holiday

The New Republic - ‎16 hours ago‎
As December came around this year, I received an email from a Jewish organization. “Some of us may be bracing for a month full of Christmas envy,” it cautioned, “and it's easy to understand why.

Putin to pardon jailed Jewish tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 19, 2013‎
MOSCOW-- President Vladimir Putin is to pardon one of his best known opponents, jailed Jewish oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, in what may be a gesture to critics of his human rights record before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics.

The Jewish people's own, hyperactive ethnic genie

Haaretz - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Jewish people's own, hyperactive ethnic genie. Tragically - or absurdly - those who are trying to remove the African asylum seekers from our sight are in a worse situation than these infiltrators.

The Academic Boycott and the Failure of the American Jewish Diaspora

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 19, 2013‎
Learning, scholarship and education are Jewish values paramount above all else, reflected in theJewish contributions to medicine, science, and technology, and the sheer number of Jewish Nobel Prize winners (in comparison to the tiny number of Jews ...

A Night Of Words

The Jewish Week - ‎13 hours ago‎
Stuart Himmelfarb, president of the board of The Jewish Week, noted that the event, now held every two years, was the most successful of its kind.

Are Jewish neighborhoods a good thing?

The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. - ‎Dec 18, 2013‎
I would like to offer a view on Jewish neighborhoods that is so contrary to accepted wisdom that I can only ask that people read this column with as open a mind as possible.

Campaign for Jewish Needs raises $29.6 million for Federation

Cleveland Jewish News - ‎18 hours ago‎
J. David Heller, general campaign chair for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's 2014 Campaign for Jewish Needs, recognizes those who contributed to the campaign at the closing event celebration Dec. 18 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield ...

Mendelevitch Tours US to Fight Assimilation and Anti-Ziionism

Arutz Sheva - ‎2 hours ago‎
The book was published due to the initiative of a group of American Jews who saw the book as an important weapon in the fight against assimilation and intermarriage in the USA and ther western world.

Routes of Spain: Rediscovering a lost Jewish kingdom

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 18, 2013‎
He sells gift items to small shops geared toward tourists and - he explained boastfully - since the 'Red de Juderías' (Network of Jewish Quarters) association was created, groups of Jewish Americans began to invade Girona. He subsequently began to ...

Should we shut up or stand up when celebs slur 'the Jews'?

Haaretz - ‎Dec 17, 2013‎
It hasn't been a great couple of months for the Jews. First Miley Cyrus freaks out about old Jewishmen being out of touch with teens, a U.S.


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