Articles from the September 6, 2019 edition

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Facing tensions on multiple fronts, is Israel on the verge of an all-out war?

(JNS)—The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory last week or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out... Full story

 By Dov Lipman    News    September 6, 2019

Could Israel's religious parties surge in next round of elections?

(JNS)-As the Sept. 17 elections draw here, a flurry of activity among the various political parties continues to be a game-changer. Israel is holding a second round after the April 9 elections... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 6, 2019

Hadassah is back from the brink

WASHINGTON (JTA)-A decade after the Bernie Madoff debacle-one so serious that Hadassah officials refuse to even utter the Ponzi schemer's name-the women's Zionist organization is back. The finances... Full story


Nominate a senior for KCOA 8 Over 80

Do you know of an active and passionate senior over 80 who volunteers countless hours and lends their leadership skills to help organizations in our community? Then please consider nominating them for Kinneret’s 10th Annual 8 over 80 Honorary... Full story


Israeli puppeteer to teach at UCF this fall

The Israel Institute will bring Ayelet Golan, an Israeli theater director, puppeteer, and performer to the University of Central Florida for a teaching residency during the Fall 2019 semester. She... Full story


Professor Kathleen Deagan to speak at St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society event

Dr. Kathleen Deagan, distinguished research curator of archaeology and adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History will be the guest speaker at the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society’s... Full story


Tailgating with TEPs at reunion

More than 150 Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity alumni from the University of Florida met on Aug. 23 for a reunion at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland. The event was chaired by Richard Schwartz, with... Full story


Jewish Genealogy meeting rescheduled

The Jewish Genealogical Society meeting that was planned for Tuesday, Sept. 3, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.—10 p.m. because of Hurricane Dorian. The meeting will still be held at The Roth Family JCC.... Full story


Resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions on docket for annual poli-sci conference

(JNS)-During the upcoming American Political Science Association's annual conference in Washington, D.C., a group of political theorists is expected to discuss a resolution to boycott Israeli... Full story


Pompeo: 'Jerusalem, Israel' on US passports is 'actively being looked at'

(JNS)-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the Trump administration is considering allowing U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to list "Jerusalem, Israel" on their U.S. passports.... Full story


California Democrats pass resolutions condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism

(JNS)—The California Democratic Party’s executive board passed three pro-Israel resolutions on Aug. 25, condemning hatred towards Jews and the State of Israel. One resolution, which Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) co-founder Susan George... Full story


Israel's election do over-Part I

In case you missed it, Israel will be holding national elections on Sept. 17. Yes, this is the second time this year. Hopefully the outcome will not be a stalemate like last time. Please enjoy this series of articles offering insight beyond whether... Full story


Americans have a lot to learn from Israel

Last week, I had the honor and privilege of traveling to Israel for the very first time, thanks to the American Israel Education Foundation. Every two years, AIEF sponsors a trip for freshman members of Congress to educate policy makers about... Full story


Seventy years a Jew

I cannot count my first 17 years as a Jew. My father inherited a hatred of Orthodoxy from his father, a dedicated Socialist. Therefore, I would not be bar mitzvahed until my 40s—but that’s another story. My Zionism and Judaism rose together in... Full story


Abandoning East Jerusalem would undermine Zionism and the city's Arab residents

By Noa Lazimi JERUSALEM (JTA)—Fifty-two years ago, following the Six-Day War, Israel took control of the eastern part of this city. After annexing additional Arab villages to the north and south, it created what we know today as East Jerusalem,... Full story


Anti-LGBT discrimination is now official PA policy

By Fiamma Nirenstein (JNS)—After Palestinian LGBT organization al-Qaws announced that it had held a gathering in the West Bank city of Nablus earlier this month to discuss gender pluralism in the city, the group was banned by the Palestinian... Full story


Winds of change are blowing in the Arab street

(JNS)—Joint Arab List leader Ayman Odeh’s announcement that he would be willing to join, or at least support, a center-left government sent shock waves through the Israeli political system. The Zionist parties were predictably quick to discard... Full story


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