Kerry Bashing By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Recent remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry give new meaning to the term “Foggy Bottom,” a name synonymous with the location of the US State Department. One might say these remarks represent seeing the peace process through foggy glasses, and a new low, or “bottom,” of US policy vis-a-vis Israel. I was shocked to see the plethora of news …

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WiesenthaI Center to UNESCO Director General: “Turning over The Western Wall to the Palestinians would be like turning over Mount Sinai to ISIS.”

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YONKERS, NY — October 20, 2015 — Amidst the unprecedented violence in Israel and the international uproar over Arab attempts to have UNESCO identify Jerusalem’s Western Wall – Judaism’s holiest site – as Palestinian, senior officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center had a conference call with UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova earlier today. “This is a redline for the entire …

eHeziWiesenthaI Center to UNESCO Director General: “Turning over The Western Wall to the Palestinians would be like turning over Mount Sinai to ISIS.”

Nothing to Fear than Terror Itself By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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For background information consider also reading: “We are Frustrated and Scared and We are Strong and Resilient By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN”. I returned home to Israel this week from traveling overseas. I landed to news of five new terrorist attacks happening that morning, leaving three dead and dozens wounded. Suffice it to say, I quickly realized that though I thought I …

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We are Frustrated and Scared and We are Strong and Resilient By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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This week, I had that very uncomfortable and awkward conversation with one of my kids. Actually, I had the same conversation with most of my kids. No, not THAT conversation. We talked about the situation of increased terror, heightened tension, and fear that’s been plaguing our lives in Israel these past weeks and for which there seems to be no …

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Why Do We Not Save Christians? By ELLIOTT ABRAMS

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They Need Help, And They Have No Good Place To Go The Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) liturgy, just followed in synagogues around the world, repeats several times references to God as one who rescues captives. The central daily Jewish prayer as well refers to God who “supports the fallen, heals the sick, sets captives free.” And throughout Jewish history, …

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What Chapter Will We Write in The Book of Life? By Rabbi JONATHAN SACKS

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In 1888, Alfred Nobel, the man who invented dynamite, was reading his morning papers when, with a shock, he found himself reading his own obituary. It turned out that a journalist had made a simple mistake. It was Nobel’s brother who had died. What horrified Nobel was what he read. It spoke about “the dynamite king” who had made a …

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Prayers for Peace from An Arab Friend By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Growing up in the 1970s I viewed Egyptians, and indeed most Arabs, as enemies. My father was Israeli and I knew full well that since he was a child, Israel waged an endless battle to preserve its independence in the face of Arab hostility. This became all the more so after the 1973 Yom Kippur War when, albeit that Israel …

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Clifford Schneider to Seek Yonkers 5th City Council District Seat

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YONKERS, NY — September 16, 2015 — Cliff Schneider, a 32-year resident of Yonkers, has kicked off his campaign for City Council to represent Crestwood, Colonial Heights, Lawrence Park, Northeast Yonkers and the Yonkers section of Fleetwood stating, “the district needs more attentive representation”. He is a Democrat running on the Working Families Party who will caucus with the Democrats …

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When Jewish and Islamic Holy Days Coincide By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

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This year – 2015 by the common era (C.E.) calendar – includes an alignment at mid-September of the main holy days in the Jewish and Islamic calendars. At sundown on September 13, Jews observed the first of their High Holy Days, and their recognized commencement of the new year, Rosh Hashanah (first and second days of the month of Tishrei …

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Feds Allege Developer Glenwood Management Funneled Funds to Sheldon Silver to Buy Influence

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NEW YORK, NY — September 15, 2015 –Developer Glenwood Management allegedly funneled illegal payments to former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to ensure his help in 2011 in blocking the relocation of a methadone clinic to Manhattan’s financial district, near a Glenwood building. Prosecutors revealed the allegation yesterday as part of the federal corruption case against Mr. Silver. [The New …

eHeziFeds Allege Developer Glenwood Management Funneled Funds to Sheldon Silver to Buy Influence