Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 26th


Facing the truth on Facebook

Pardon us.

We did not avail ourselves of the opportunity to watch people call for the deaths of our friends, relatives and corelegionists.

You know, the ones in Israel.

The people who should be killed, according to a Facebook page calling for a third intifada against Israel.

You know, the intifada where they blow up buses, kids, cafes, attendees at a Passover seder — any Jews they can find, basically.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 March 2011 12:11 )


Checkpoints are not niceties, Mr. President(s)

In the aftermath of the savage murder of the Fogel family in Itamar March 11 and the explosion of a bomb at a bus stop in Jerusalem March 23, President Obama called Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reiterated his “unwavering” support for Israel’s security. The call is welcome. The sentiment is important. The tragedy is clear. The hatred of Israel is equally clear. What is not clear to President Obama and was not clear to President Bush is the definition of “Israel’s secur...

Barack Obama’s shining moment

Talk about missing the forest for the trees. Sean Hannity takes perverse pleasure in calling Barack Obama “Spectator-in-Chief” (rather than Commander-in-Chief) for not taking the lead in the multilateral attack on Libya. Democrats bellyache that Obama has soiled his Nobel Peace Prize. Republicans bellyache about Obama’s mission creep. The polls showed the American people to be less than enthusiastic about their president’s decision to initiate military action than they have been about...

Peace, peace, but there is no peace

Item: In the aftermath of the revolution of Egypt, Iran is allowed to send a warship through the Suez Canal for the first time in more than 30 years. Item: Another ship, internatinally flagged, is intercepted by Israel. It is full of arms, which Israel thinks are bound for Gaza and made in Iran. Item: A bomb goes off in downtown Jerusalem for the first time since 2004. Item: Hamas intensified (note: not renewed, just intensified) its bombing of cities in southern Israel. ...

Let all taste freedom on Passover

A note from Jewish Family Service reminds us: “This year, especially, you can help us make sure no one feels forgotten.” The subject is Passover. Food for Passover, to be exact. “Ma’ot Chitim” or “Kimcha d’Pischa” —?money for wheat to bake matzah — is a venerable Jewish charity.
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Shabbat Times

JTA News

CNN omits Israel from Middle East map

Marcy Oster CNN posted a map on the CNNMoney feature on its website that replaced Israel with “Palestina.” ... [Link]

NYC to fund security guards for non-public school, including Jewish ones

Marcy Oster The bill would make $19.8 million available to fund security at New York City’s private schools, the first time religious and non-public schools in the city will receive taxpayer-funded security... [Link]

Young woman whose father, brother killed in terror attack gets married

Marcy Oster Sarah Techiya Litman married Ariel Beigle on Thursday night; thousands were expected to celebrate with them, including some from the Diaspora, in answer to the couple’s call inviting the public ... [Link]

NYT’s Rudoren announces departure from Jerusalem

Marcy Oster Rudoren said in a Facebook post that she will become the deputy on The New York Times’ international desk, what she called a “thrilling and daunting next step.” ... [Link]

Bus carrying dozens of Israeli soldiers overturns in West Bank, killing one

Marcy Oster The bus driver told the Hebrew-language news website Walla! that he lost control of the bus after a Palestinian car passed him wildly on a bend in the road. ... [Link]

Palestinian assailant killed in stabbing attack

Marcy Oster Earlier in the day, a Palestinian man, 21, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a raid on the West Bank town of Qatanna, near Jerusalem, which turned up stolen IDF uniforms and weapons. ... [Link]

Lone soldiers from North America attend Thanksgiving dinner in Tel Aviv

Marcy Oster The 200 lone Israeli soldiers from North America will attend a special Thanksgiving dinner catered by a former lone soldier from New York. ... [Link]

Argentinean rabbi tapped as government minister

Marcy Oster Rabbi Sergio Bergman, who will start his new position on December 10 when the new government is sworn in, is believed to be the only rabbi serving as a government minister outside of Israel. ... [Link]

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