Articles from the January 18, 2019 edition
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Israel's border fence with Egypt has transformed the south
(JNS)-This time six years ago, Israel completed its high-tech border fence with Egypt, marking the start of a transformation in the situation along this restive frontier. With its network radars and... Full story
The wisdom behind Israel's crazy multi-party system
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked out a former partner. More changes are likely,... Full story
Is our criminal justice system fair? What's the Jewish perspective?
This February, Chabad Centers throughout Orlando will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish... Full story
Jewish Academy of Orlando 5th graders create a kindness garden
Jewish Academy of Orlando will break ground for its new Kindness Garden on Monday Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day. The garden will be a segment of the campus playground. The project is part of a... Full story
COS Men's Club presents 2019 annual World Wide Wrap
Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 3rd this year, just weeks away. That means the annual World Wide Wrap sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom is just around the corner. Each year, Men’s Clubs from Conservative and Masorti synagogues... Full story
Congressman calls for halting federal funds to Nation of Islam
(JNS)-Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) called on the U.S. Department of Justice to end funding for the Nation of Islam. The Washington Examiner first reported this development and the funding of "at... Full story
Leading Senate Democrats seek to block pro-Israel bill
(JNS)—Senate Democrats are reportedly seeking to block pro-Israel legislation introduced last week that Republican leadership is scheduled for Tuesday. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each tweeted... Full story
Call on US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas again called on the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel is stepping up its campaign for international recognition of its claim to the... Full story
Who are the real isolationists in America?
(JNS)—Ever since President Donald Trump astounded the world by announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, commentators have been trying to work out the significance of this decision. Among those conservatives who believe America should ma... Full story
The very real terror threat of Iran and Hezbollah in Europe
(Research Institute for European and American Studies via JNS)—In the course of almost 40 years, Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and has a long and bloody history of terror attacks. Since 2017 the Iranian regime’s... Full story
Rashida Tlaib should at least learn the history behind the dual loyalty canard
(JTA)—A great American Jewish jurist once argued against the idea of a “hyphenated American.” He said there was no place in America for immigrants and their children to hold on to differences based on “race or creed.” “[T]o keep alive... Full story
Australia redivides Jerusalem? Then demand justice for the Aborigines!
(JNS)—The Australian government has decided that Israel’s capital should be torn in half, resuming the apartheid-like status that prevailed the last time the Arabs occupied part of Jerusalem. Would the Temple Mount be in Israel’s part of... Full story
Israel supporters 'should have their immune cells killed'
(JNS)-A medical resident fired from the Cleveland Clinic last year posted on Twitter that supporters of Israel should have their immune cells killed. "Studying for my med micro final, came across... Full story
Jewish employees affected by the government shutdown are getting some help from this organization
(JTA)—Jewish federal employees who are struggling with expenses due to the government shutdown can now find some relief. The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington approved an emergency program last week to provide loans of up to... Full story
Sanders lambasts introduction of anti-BDS bill as 'absurd'
WASHINGTON (JTA)-Sen. Bernie Sanders said it was "absurd" for Republicans to introduce as the Senate's first bill of this Congress a measure that would protect states that penalize Israel boycotters.... Full story