“Lauder has it backwards. It is his generation’s decision to dilute our religion, our culture, and our connection to our homeland, that has led to a generation of full of apathetic and disconnected Jews”

Lauder’s NY Times Op-Ed Misrepresents World Jewry
by Gabe Groisman
August 15, 2018

Ronald Lauder saw it fit to publish an opinion piece in the NY Times [Israel, This Is Not Who We Are] about what he believes is wrong with Israel today and how he believes Diaspora Jewry is being affected by what amounts to internal Israeli policy decisions. Lauder’s position, however, is stale, irrelevant, and not reflective of today’s reality. Despite his position as head of the World Jewish Congress, his opinion reflects – at best – that of the old-American-Jewish guard. Jews of the diaspora, under the age of 40, for the most part do not agree with his half-cooked positions. READ MORE

ABU YEHUDA Vic Rosenthal: Ronald Lauder’s Left Turn Lauder suggests that the State of Israel is defective from a moral point of view. He suggests that Israel has changed for the worse in recent years, and blames Israel’s government for “[undermining] the covenant between Judaism and enlightenment,” so as to “crush the core of contemporary Jewish existence.”

NEW YORK TIMES Naftali Bennett: Israel Is Proud of Who We Are Some critics believe that a law defining Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is a threat to the Jewish people. This is audacious and preposterous.

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“Over the years, Israel’s various security branches have developed a penchant for liquidating dangerous enemies who seek to inflict harm on the Jewish State”

Israel’s Long Arm Reaches Peddler of Death
by Ari Lieberman
August 17, 2018

The spasm of Hamas-provoked violence that gripped the Gaza Strip and parts of southern Israel last week has halted for the time being. According to credible reports, Israel informed Cairo that it would begin targeting Hamas leaders and commanders if Hamas failed to rein in its assorted thugs and gangsters. Hamas heeded the call, and for good reason…While Israel’s security establishment is keeping watch over Hamas and the southern border, it hasn’t for a moment let up on its vigilance against Iran and its proxy Hezbollah, entities which pose the greatest menace to Israel’s north. READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Head of Syrian intel’s ‘Palestine Department’ said assassinated Ahmad Issa Habib reportedly shot in head by unknown assailants; he was responsible for ‘the struggle against Israel’

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“In the coming month, Elisha Hospital in Haifa will start implementing IceCure’s treatments for eliminating benign breast tumors and cancerous kidney tumors”

IceCure begins eliminating cancer by freezing in Israel
August 15, 2018

In the coming month, Elisha Hospital in Haifa will start implementing IceCure Medical Ltd’s (TASE: ICCM) treatments for eliminating benign breast tumors and cancerous kidney tumors – by freezing and with no surgery. IceCure is an Israeli medical device company that has developed technology for eliminating benign and cancerous tumors in the breast and other parts of the body by freezing the tumor during treatment in a clinic and without surgery…Treatment of the breast will be performed by Dr. Rafi Klein…in his clinic at Elisha Hospital for patients with fibroadenoma type benign tumors of up to 5 centimeters in diameter as an alternative to surgery. READ MORE

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Future Palestinian-American congresswoman Tlaib supports Palestinian “right of return” and “will ‘absolutely’ vote against aid to Israel”

J Street withdraws endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, Palestinian-American candidate who supports one-state solution
by Ben Sales
Aug 17, 2018

J Street has withdrawn its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan who recently called for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, also called for a reduction in foreign aid to Israel. She is likely to win her Detroit-area district…Tlaib had previously received the endorsement of the lobby’s JStreetPAC based on her support for two states…In a Tuesday interview with In These Times magazine, Tlaib endorsed a one-state solution and supported the free speech rights of BDS activists, who push for Boycotts, Divstment and Sanctions against Israel. READ MORE

FREE BEACON Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib Now Too Radical for J Street Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib’s J Street endorsement is being reconsidered due to several policy shifts on Israel since she won her primary.

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Lawsuit alleges “Newton public school students are propagandized with materials that slander Israel and the Jewish people, and that falsify history to promote the Islamic religion in public schools”

Massachusetts Taxpayers Sue Over Anti-Semitic, Pro-Islam School Lessons
by Adam Kredo
August 17, 2018

A group of Massachusetts-based taxpayers are suing the school committee in the city of Newton, a wealthy, liberal enclave, over what they claim is the leadership’s ongoing promotion of anti-Semitic school materials and the promotion of Islamic religious beliefs, according to an announcement from the organization handling the lawsuit…The lawsuit stems from a controversy of Newton Public Schools use of what the group claims are “unvetted educational materials” produced by the Saudi Arabian oil company ARAMCO and the Qatari government, which has long been cited for its funding of terrorism….READ MORE


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“Proof that truth is stranger than fiction, author Marguerite Duras’s details of Nazi-occupied Paris must be seen to be believed in this autobiographical film, out in the US Friday”

In its search for a taken husband, ‘Memoir of War’ is haunting punch in the gut
by Jordan Hoffman
August 17, 2018

The impact of Nazism on ordinary citizens remains a fascinating and heartbreaking subject, and films on this topic show no sign of easing up. Nor should they. The latest, “Memoir of War,” based on Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical book published in 1985 (but written in part as a journal as events unfolded), is a punch to the gut — but also remarkable for its specificity. The details of Parisian life during its occupation (and the days just after liberation) can only be researched so far; to know it one has to have lived it. READ MORE

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Malaysian Prime Minister: “The Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively”

Malaysian prime minister defends his right to be anti-Semitic
August 15, 2018

Anti-Semitism is an artificial construct created to silence critics of the Jews, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said. “There is one race that cannot be criticized. If you are anti-Semitic, it seems almost as if you are a criminal,” Mohamad said in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, denying that he disliked Jews, as such. …Mohamad, an avowed anti-Semite, was sworn in as prime minister in May, nearly two decades after he last held office. He is well known for his anti-Semitic rhetoric, writing on his personal blog in 2012 that “Jews rule this world by proxy.” READ MORE

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