Statement from Democratic Caucus on Passing of Former Legislator Bernice Spreckman

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — “It brought us great sadness to hear of the passing of our incomparable former colleague as we were waking up to the warmth of Thanksgiving this morning. Legislator Spreckman brought a much-needed sense of humor to our work, along with her unsinkable good spirit. She knew why we were here, to help people above all else, …

Hezi ArisStatement from Democratic Caucus on Passing of Former Legislator Bernice Spreckman

A Shout-Out to Tariq Ramadan’s Courageous Accusers
By PHYLLIS CHESLER

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As an American feminist, I support the incredibly brave Muslim and ex-Muslim women who have just accused Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and a revered professor at Oxford, of having violently raped, battered, humiliated, confined, and death threatened them if they talked. I also support Ramadan’s Swiss underage students who have just come forward …

Hezi ArisA Shout-Out to Tariq Ramadan’s Courageous Accusers
By PHYLLIS CHESLER

The Other 100th Anniversary
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Recent events and publications celebrating and marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration are certainly noteworthy and significant as a milestone in realizing the modern dream to restore Jewish sovereignty to the Land of Israel.  It’s undeniable that the Balfour Declaration was pivotal in the realization of this dream, but it should not be noted that it is neither …

Hezi ArisThe Other 100th Anniversary
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Eden Rocks Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Even if it’s only the sum of all the times I have watched it, this video is going viral.  Watch it for yourself and I dare you not to want to watch it again. Here’s a link to an edited version of the original broadcast in Hebrew, with subtitles. But the reasons it’s going viral are far more than just …

Hezi ArisEden Rocks Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Antisemitic Caricature of Me Generates No Criticism From Berkeley Hard-Left
By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ

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I was recently invited to present the liberal case for Israel at Berkeley. In my remarks I advocated the establishment of a Palestinian state and a negotiated end of the conflict. I encouraged hostile questions from protesters and answered all of them. The audience responded positively to the dialogue. Then immediately after my address, a poster was plastered outside Berkeley …

Hezi ArisAntisemitic Caricature of Me Generates No Criticism From Berkeley Hard-Left
By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ

Cristina Fernández Testifies in Alleged Cover-up of Deadliest Terrorist Attack in Argentine History

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Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has denied in court that she covered up for Iranians accused of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in which 85 people were killed. The charges are “legal nonsense,” Fernandez said after leaving court on Thursday and accused President Mauricio Macri, who succeeded her in office, of …

Hezi ArisCristina Fernández Testifies in Alleged Cover-up of Deadliest Terrorist Attack in Argentine History

The Big Middle East Lie
By BASSAM TAWIL

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Originally published by Gatestone Institute – October 2, 2017 ▪ Jamal wanted to murder Jews because he believed this was a noble deed that would earn him the status of shaheed (martyr) and hero among his family, friends and society. In Palestinian culture in particular, and Arab culture in general, murderers of Jews are glorified on a daily basis. ▪ …

Hezi ArisThe Big Middle East Lie
By BASSAM TAWIL

Jewish, Israeli Groups Provide Emergency Relief to Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rico

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“He who withholds grain earns the curses of the people, But blessings are on the head of the one who dispenses it.” ~~Proverbs 11:26 (The Israel Bible™) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — October 1, 2017 — “To see the utter devastation firsthand and so close to home is shocking,” Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, co-director of Chabad of Puerto Rico, told Chabad.org. …

Hezi ArisJewish, Israeli Groups Provide Emergency Relief to Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rico

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Yom Kippur

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ALBANY, NY — September 29, 2017 — “Tonight, members of the Jewish community will come together with family and friends to begin observing Yom Kippur. The Jewish Day of Atonement is a sacred time to reflect on the past year and focus on bettering ourselves for the new year. “During this solemn and inspiring day, I hope that we continue to …

Hezi ArisStatement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Yom Kippur

May You Be Inscribed and Sealed in The Book of Life for a Good Year

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YONKERS, NY — September 29, 2017 — Yom Kippur, the Day of Awe, in 2017 in the Jewish Calendar Year 5778 falls on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Jewish holidays begin on the sunset of the previous day, so Jews will celebrate Yom Kippur on the sunset of Friday, September 29, 2017.

Hezi ArisMay You Be Inscribed and Sealed in The Book of Life for a Good Year