Jewish Singles And Other Events
Please state that you are Jewish, Single, 21 or over, when you apply
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below will take you to
MEET OTHER JEWISH SINGLES 50 PLUS
at the Bean Curd Restaurant
275 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928 (973) 635-5333
You do not have to RSVP
just show up on time
on Tuesday June 12th at 6:30 P.M.
Pay only for what you eat plus tax and tip
no charge to attend the event.
To attend you MUST be Jewish Single 50 or older.
This event is sponsored by
Home page of the restaurant
Directions are at
Menu is at
1) Sunday, May 20-Duke Island Park/Leonard J. Buck Garden/Acorn Hall
Meet at 8:30 at Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-722-7779, http://somersetcountyparks.org/parksFacilities/dukeIsland/DukeIslandPk.html
. At 11:30, we will go to Leonard J. Buck Garden and meet at the entranceway, 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ, 07931, 908-234-2677, http://somersetcountyparks.org/parksFacilities/buck/LJBuck.html.
Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the US. At 2:00, we will go to Acorn Hall and Gardens for a house tour. We will meet at the entranceway of Acorn Hall, 63 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-267-3465, www.acornhall.org. Acorn Hall is on the US and NJ Registers of Historic Places in honor of the Crane and Hone women who lived there and their contributions to womens suffrage. In honor of National Tourism Week, the tour is free. Since it is free and if we have time, we will also tour the Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-538-5601, http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmcdar/SHHouse.htm.
At 4:30, we will go to dinner at Cottage II Hunan and Szechuan Cuisine, 127 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-538-5601.
2) Sunday, May 27-Swartswood State Park
We will meet at the park rangers station at 10:00, Route 619, Swartswood, NJ 07877-5230 or Stillwater, NJ, 973-383-5230, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/swartswood.html.
We will go swimming, hiking and/or boating. There is a concession stand. The entrance fee is $15/car. The cost of the boat rentals are: $15/hour for single kayak, canoe or rowboat and $20/hour for a double kayak. Pack a swim suit, towel and boardgames. At 6:00, we will go to dinner at Riviera Maya, 340 Route 206, Brachville, NJ, 973-948-6293.
3) Sunday, June 3-Batsto Village Lake and River Canoe Guided Tour
We will meet at Shop Rite, Routes 70 and 73, Marlton, NJ 08054 at 8:30 or we will meet at 9:30 at Batsto Village Visitor Center, Routes 542 and 693, 31 Batsto Road, Washington Township/Hammonton, NJ 08037, 609-561-0024, www.batstovillage.org. The cost is $5 for parking, the guided canoe tour is free. Afterwards, we will hike on one of several trails that are outside the village. If you have not seen the village, you can walk through the village instead of hiking through the pine barrens forest.
4) Saturday, June 9-Free kayaking and Frank Sinatra Walking Tour
We will meet at Hoboken Boathouse at 10:00, Frank Sinata Driveand Maxwell Place, Hoboken, NJ 07030, www.hobokencoveboathouse.org for free kayaking. Afterwards, we will meet at 2:00 and go on the Frank Sinatra and Art Gallery Walking Tour. We will meet at Barsky and PVS Gallery, 49 Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 888-465-4949 or 201-448-7870.
With all of these events, bring: food, water, sneakers, hiking boots, hiking poles, layers of clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, sunglasses and bugspray. These are all kid friendly events. Come for as much of the day as you want, but if you are coming for only part of the day, please let me know when to expect you.
Meet and Mingle at the OU Singles Event at Mr. Broadway
The Orthodox Union Singles Connection invites singles ages 35+ to a
special program on the Secrets of the Mystical Dimension on
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at Mr. Broadway (1372 Broadway, New York, NY).
Join Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, author and radio personality, at 7:00PM for a
buffet where you can meet, mingle, and network with other singles.
Registration is available online at
form/> or by calling (212)613-8300. Visit our website at
> for more information.
The cost is $30 in advance and $36 at the door. Space is limited!
Reserve yours today!
MEET OTHER JEWISH SINGLES 49 PLUS Circle of Single Jewish Friends Age: (49 PLUS)
Activity: Meet and Eat Lunch Date: MAY 20TH, 2012 C.E. (Sunday) Time: NOON
Location: At a restaurant in METUCHEN, New Jersey Price: Cost of meal off
menu/tip, plus $3.00 Please RSVP Roberta at (908) 668-8450 or
TO GET THE ADDRESS
Jewish Singles 45 PLUS Shabbat at Congregation Agudath Israel
Friday, June 1, 2012, 8:00 PM
Congregation Agudath Israel 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ
Congregation Agudath Israel will be hosting a Singles Shabbat for us Together we
will welcome Shabbat along with the Congregation in a service led by Rabbi
Silverstein. Following the services will be an Oneg where there will be an
opportunity to socialize.
Please note that the service begins promptly at 8:00PM
to RSVP contact singles@...
New Jersey Jewish Singles 45 PLUS Welcome to Summer Brunch at Congregation
Agudath Israel, 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ, Meet, Mingle and Schmooze,
Sunday, JUNE 24TH 2012 c.e.
at 11:30 A.M. Cost $12 For information and to RSVP contact
JOIN US FOR A DELICIOUS BRUNCH TO WELCOME THE SUMMER SEASON
Meet new friends in a friendly relaxed atmosphere Cost $12
Please note time for event 11:30 A.M.
Chapter name New York Region Chapter
Title Luncheon with RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks
Event Summary Please join us!
Join Us For a Luncheon with
Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks
The Road to Victory: Elections 2012
Tuesday May 22, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Offices of Weil, Gotshal
767 5th Avenue, at 59th Street
$15 for current RJC members
$25 for non-current members
Kosher deli lunch served
Business casual attire required
Please RSVP by Friday, May 18, at 212-922-0839
Please sign our petition - The RJC has posted a petition to protest the
Presidents proposed cuts to joint U.S.-Israel defense programs. If you care
about Israel, please sign our petition and join us in telling Pres. Obama that
we are deeply troubled by his proposed cuts to those programs.
Republican Jewish Coalition
50 F Street, N.W. Suite 100 | Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.638.6688 | Fax: 202.638.6694 |
Chapter name Central New Jersey Chapter of the REPUBLICAN
Title Dinner with RJC Exec. Dir. Matt Brooks
Event Summary Please join us!
Join the Central New Jersey Chapter of the REPUBLICAN
for a dinner with
RJC Executive Director
With remarks from
NJ Assembly Member Amy Handlin
Deputy Republican Leader
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:30PM to 9:00 PM
At a private home in Holmdel, NJ
Kosher dinner served.
$10 for current RJC members
$20 for non-current members
Please RSVP by Friday, May 18 to 212-922-0839
We seek to foster and enhance ties between the American Jewish community and
Republican decision makers. We work to sensitize Republican leadership in
government and the party to the concerns and issues of the Jewish community,
while articulating and advocating Republican ideas and policies within the
Jewish community. We are committed to building a strong, effective and respected
Jewish Republican voice in Washington and across the country
Chapter name Central New Jersey Chapter
of THE REPUBLICAN JEWISH COALTIION
Title Norm Coleman: 2012 and the Jewish Vote
Event Summary Please join us!
Join the Central New Jersey Chapter
of the Republican Jewish Coalition
for a discussion with
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (MN, 2003-2009)
2012 and the Jewish Vote
Sunday, June 3, 2012
7:30pm to 9:00 pm General Program
Congregation Sons of Israel
33 Gordons Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Kosher refreshments served
$10 for RJC members, $20 for all others
Students welcome: FREE with student ID
*7:00pm VIP Leadership Reception
(RJC Leadership starts at $1000. To join, call 212-922-0839.)
Please respond by Thursday, May 31 at 212-922-0839 or newyork@...
Welcome to the renewed Women For Israels Tomorrow- Women in Green website.
Women for Israels Tomorrow-Women in Green, founded in 1993 by Ruth and Michael Matar, is a grassroots movement of women and men, young and old, secular and religious, all bound together by a shared concern, love, devotion and loyalty to the Land of Israel. We are a registered non-profit organization with friends and supporters in Israel and abroad.
Our movement is dedicated to safeguarding our G-d given Biblical Homeland. We are popularly known as the Women in Green because of the green hats we sometimes wear to show our opposition to the abandonment of parts of our homeland and to the return of Israel to the Green Line, the pre-1967 borders.
Eretz Israel LeAm Yisrael- The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel has been our motto since the beginning of our movement.
We act out of our firm belief in the central role of Eretz Israel for the future of the Jewish People. Today, more than ever, we must actualize our possession of our land. In addition to our usual activities of education and hasbara as to the right of the Jewish people to its Biblical Homeland, Women in Green is also behind the struggle for a Jewish Shdema and the Yibaneh fund for building and planting in the hills of Judea. One of the places where Women in Green plant trees to safeguard Israels Statelands, is Netzer; in the heart of Gush Etzion, between Elazar and Alon Shvut.
As you can see, Women in Green has a new logo. The Magen David represents the Jewish Zionist ideal; the blue and brown furrows of plowed land represent what we stand for: cultivating and safeguarding the Land of Israel.
Be a partner! Join us!
With the blessing of Let us by all means go up, and we shall gain possession of it
Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818 ihuditk@...
ADL Says Italian Judges Decision To Fine Journalist Who Satirized Anti-Semitic Cartoon Turns The World Upside Down And Punishes Free Speech
New York, NY, May 14, 2012
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today reacted with anger, shock and disbelief at a decision by a Rome judge to fine an Italian journalist who had the courage to speak out against an anti-Semitic cartoon.
In a ruling last week, Judge Emanuela Attura indicated she would compel journalist Peppino Caldarola to pay the court-ordered fine of 25,000 euros stemming from the case, in which Mr. Caldarola was charged with slandering extreme-leftist writer Vauro Senesi. Senesis outrageous caricature of Italian Jewish politician Fiamma Nirenstein was published in 2008 in the communist newspaper Il Manifesto and widely condemned as anti-Semitic.
My reaction to this, like that of the Jewish community in Italy, is anger, shock and disbelief, said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. We are completely bewildered at this hypocritical judgment which turns the world upside down and punishes free speech while protecting anti-Semitic and bigoted speech. Peppino Caldarola had the courage to stand up and say no to anti-Semitism and bigotry. And for this he gets fined
Mr. Foxman, who is currently in Rome for a series of meetings with Italian government officials, said he was pleased that a fund has been established to help Mr. Caldarola pay the fine. We encourage Italians to make even a small donation to protest this ruling and support Mr. Caldarola for having the courage to speak out against anti-Semitism, he said.
ADL said it was particularly disturbed at reports that Judge Attura excused the anti-Semitism because Senesi had helped deliver medical aid to Pakistan.
Senesis cartoon, titled Fiamma Frankenstein, depicted the Italian Jewish candidate for parliament as monster-like, with a hook-nose, fascist insignia and a Star of David emblazoned on her chest. The League, like many others, strongly criticized the cartoon at the time of its publication.
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The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the worlds leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
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The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now the nations premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, MISSION STATEMENT
The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.
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All Ladies, Single and Married are invited to an inspiring Shiur and
Hafrashath Hallah event, given by
Rabbanith Ruth Menashe
of Midrash BEN ISH HAI, entitled
Bringing the Blessings Into Our Home
Thursday May 17, 12, at 8:00 p.m., at
Beth Gavriel Center
66-35 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
For info please contact Midrash BEN ISH HAI at:
(516) 487-6676 x 123
or Chazaq at (917) 617 3636
Professor Emeritus Arieh Zaritsky, Ph.D. =====
Department of Life Sciences tel: 972-8-6461.712
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (H): 972-8-6499.238
POB 653, Beer-Sheva, Israel 84105 fax: 972-8-6278.951
mob: 972-545-955.670, http://www.bgu.ac.il/life/zaritsky.html
, Skype: ariehzaritsky
ERETZ ISRAEL SHELANU
May 18 (NY) - AFL Presidents Club Bfast with Education Minister Gidon Saar
May 19 (NY) - AFL Young Leadership Event with Education Minister Gidon Saar
Please look to future AFL emails and www.aflikud.org for details of all calls in your area
SUNDAY, May 20 / Iyar 28 Yom Yerushalaiym
Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month of Iyar
- This year (5772 / 2012) the day falls on Sunday, May 20
222 links, ranging from history, tourism, photographs, stamps etc, at http://www.eish-l.org/s/he4sl1
49 Youtube videos about Jerusalem at http://www.eish-l.org/s/opwzbq
The Jewish Trivia Quiz - 100 multiple choice questions about Jerusalem, at http://www.eish-l.org/s/j6rdqk
(a) Temple Mt Faithful movement Marches from Ammunition Hill to The Holy Mount, Nations Heart!
The March will start at 09:30. Words - by Gershon Salomon. Details: 02-625-1112, 0544-826-175
(b) 12:45-19:30 - Tour related to 45 Years to the Emek Dotan Battle. Call Sara 077-4320-515, 0547-723-055
(c) 15:00 - Bostons Annual JERUSALEM DAY PARADE will start in front of
Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Str, Brookline MA
For more information contact Esther Levens at ehlevens@...
(d) 18:00 - Kansas City Jerusalem Day Event: ISRAEL INSIDE movie screening by
The Unity Coalition for Israel and Midtown Baptist Temple at the Temple, 3953 Walnut, KCMO, 64111
This joyous celebration will feature Dr. Mike Cohen, Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, and Pastor Sam Miles
plus a special movie screening of Israel Inside. Refreshments will be served.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. See http://www.eish-l.org/s/83hkqa
For more information contact Esther Levens at ehlevens@...
MONDAY, May 21 / Iyar 29 - THE EVE of ROSH CHODESH SIVAN
(a) 11:00 - The Tal Law in Halacha - Should Everyone Serve in the Israeli Army
Topics in Halacha and Minhag, presented by Rav Shimshon Nadel
To be held at Beit Bnei Rachel, Rachels Tomb Complex, Beis Lechem
VIA Egged Bus #163 leaving 10:00AM from Central Bus Station, Jaffo Rd. Buses Return 12:30 and 14:30
sponsored by Rachels Children Reclamation Foundation. Info: 0504-142-611
(b) A WOMENS TEFILLA (PRAYER) will take place in Bet-El on
starting with a guided tour at 17:45, followed by a preparation for the tefilla at 18:45 with Dafan Hasdai
tefillat habanim at 19:15 and speeches at 19:30 by Miniter of Culture and Education Limor Livnat and a talk
by Rabbanit Tova Eliyahu (the wife of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu) on spiritual preparation towards Matan Tora
price for tour+talk 15 nis- price for talk only: 10 NIS. For more details: Judy Simon, Bet-El
Tourist coordinator 0546-668-257 or 02-9700-552, Or www.facebook.com/Beitel.Heritage.Center
REPLACE OBAMAs Administration!
* Nobody Does it Better http://www.eish-l.org/s/1uqz45
* Lies from Obamas Past http://www.eish-l.org/s/ubaptl
* Matthew Vadum Soros-Funded Alinsky Smear Machine Invades Congress http://www.eish-l.org/s/g713x3
* in 2008 Joe Biden Told Israel: Get Used to Iran Nuclear Weapons http://www.eish-l.org/s/j6z0af
* Michael Ledeen : Off the Beaten Path in Italy
WEBSITES and ARTICLES
* Prof. Rene Beres: Borges, Boldness and Israel: Truth and Paradox http://www.eish-l.org/s/jb9003
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik: * PA TV songs promote violence against Israel http://www.eish-l.org/s/wl4w0o
* Mahmoud Abbas: Jerusalem only has Islamic and Christian history http://www.eish-l.org/s/86mzz9
* Caroline Glick: The lessons of Prof. Netanyahu http://www.eish-l.org/s/s96iz6
* Yossi Klein Halevi: What Netanyahu Can Do With Three-Quarters of the Knesset http://www.eish-l.org/s/n15m9f
* Dore Gold: Peacemaking Mythologies from Taba to Olmert http://www.eish-l.org/s/1jg097
* Yedidya Atlas Israel: Why Land Matters, Part I http://www.eish-l.org/s/uvipi9
* Dr. Uri Milshtain: Strategic Historical Failure of Ariel Sharon (H) http://www.eish-l.org/s/3g5f5v
* Dr. Martin Sherman: Brandishing bulldozers: The Beinart-Gordis debate http://www.eish-l.org/s/foubwk
* Pride Goeth Before a FALL http://www.eish-l.org/s/89b4lb
* Report: A-G Against Outpost Law Because of Fear of Hague Court http://www.eish-l.org/s/9ckg3k
* Robert Spencer: Moderate Indonesia: 17 Churches Closed in Sharia Province of Aceh http://www.eish-l.org/s/dn6m2e
* Mark Tapson: Obama: The Most-Racial President http://www.eish-l.org/s/lwkh2g
* Liz Sly: Syrias Muslim Brotherhood is Gaining Influence over anti-Assad Revolt http://www.eish-l.org/s/27un9g
* Reuters: Syria Violence Spills into Lebanon; 3 Killed http://www.eish-l.org/s/y8f02r
* Michael Bargo Jr: Why Obama Challenged Arizonas Immigration Law http://www.eish-l.org/s/12uc9n
* Jerold S Auerbach: Where is Palestine http://www.eish-l.org/s/mc1ipu
* Leo Rennert: Wash. Posts Pursuit of Gloom and Doom for Israel http://www.eish-l.org/s/n0gx78
* Larry Elder: Obama-Loving Media Spin the Economy http://www.eish-l.org/s/306oe5
* IPT News: Mainstream Islamist Group Attacks Law Enforcement and Whitewashes Jihadists http://www.eish-l.org/s/u230sw
* Thomas A Reppetto: Keeping NYC Terror-Free http://www.eish-l.org/s/ikp2mo
* Ed Lasky: The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House http://www.eish-l.org/s/gzr886
Jonathan S Tobin: * Palestinians Short of Ideas, Not Guns http://www.eish-l.org/s/x2mtgq
* Evidence of Iran Nuclear Arms Test Device Raises Stakes in Talks http://www.eish-l.org/s/slxy8v
* Jonathan Spyer: Assads Russian Lifeline http://www.eish-l.org/s/p1jjr2
* Peter Martino: Who Will Suffer As A Result of Euro Policies The Jews. http://www.eish-l.org/s/5zclsp
* Daniel Greenfield: The Left-Wing Movement to Hijack Kosher Food http://www.eish-l.org/s/0zehxc
* Frank Gaffney Jr: False Flag Operation on L.O.S.T. http://www.eish-l.org/s/efo24n
* Marc J Fink: Fox News: BEST BUY-COTT http://www.eish-l.org/s/nrf0bm
* Eli E Hertz : Prime Minister Netanyahu - Misled http://www.eish-l.org/s/gqdqzv
* What About the Jewish Nabka by Yechiel Shabi http://www.eish-l.org/s/ivlk73
* Israel Amid an Islamist Middle East by Stefan Kirschner http://www.eish-l.org/s/0xs45f
* Palestine-Israel Has Had Enough by David Singer http://www.eish-l.org/s/7alm2f
* Always, the Anti-Israel Buias by Meryl Yourish http://www.eish-l.org/s/zgw56x
* Who Will Suffer As a Result of Euro Policies by Peter Martino http://www.eish-l.org/s/hdelt3
* Busting the Right-or-Wrong Mentality on Israel by Amir Mizroch http://www.eish-l.org/s/71picm
* Articles by Gil Ronen, Haaretz, The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, de, Clare M.Lopez,
David Meir-Levi, Bicom.org, Robert Wolfe, Ted Belman, Rep. Joe Walsh, Yoram Ettinger, Michael Savage,
Abdul Sattar Hatita and Yusri Mohamed, Zachary Lichaa , Abigail Klein Leichman, Ed Koch, Gabriel Max Scheinmann,
Clifford D May, Rick Moran, Eliana Benador, REUTERS, Caroline B Glick, Charles Krauthammer, Zach Silberman
BBCs Hardtalk bills itself as the hard-hitting flagship news programme of the worlds largest media institution, its combative format supposedly geared toward asking the difficult questions and getting behind the stories that make the news. It often features world leaders and celebrities and its audience spans the globe.
But a May 8, 2012 Hardtalk (Are American Jews fed up with Israel) underscored the extreme bias the BBC can exhibit in handling Jewish matters, both in 1) what it presented as accepted fact about the role of American Jews and foreign policy and 2) who it enlisted -- Norman Finkelstein, author of The Holocaust Industry -- to comment on American Jewish attitudes towards Israel.
To begin, anchor Sarah Montague asserted as fact that American policy is in thrall to the Jewish lobby and the American Jews influence US foreign policy and that explains Washingtons increasing support for Israel. Then she invited Finkelstein to expound on American Jews drifting away from Israel.
Although she interjects occasional challenge to Finkelsteins claims of Jewish disaffection and points out hes controversial, Montague also allows distorted and extreme allegations against Israel to pass without comment.
While a discussion of Jewish attachment to Israel may be newsworthy and a reasonable topic for debate (when not introduced as Montague did), the notion that Norman Finkelstein is a fit and credible commentator on American Jewish feeling for Israel is outrageous. His record of fallacious, virulent attacks on the Jewish state and expressions of sympathy for Israels avowedly genocidal enemies are well known.
Finkelstein has called for solidarity with Hezbollah, mocked Israel as a lunatic state, an insane state, and a Satanic state bent on war. He labels Jewish leaders involved in Holocaust restitution gangsters and crooks, terms Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel the resident clown of the Holocaust circus. He calls Israelis Satanic, narcissistic people and claims Israel committed a slaughter, a massacre in Gaza and wants war, war and war.
In the Hardtalk segment he says:
Israel is carrying on in a lunatic fashion. I would like to ask you. Name me another country in the world. 2003 Israel was the cheerleaders for the war in Iraq. 2006 it went into war in Lebanon. 2008/2009 it attacked Gaza. Now it talks about attacking Iran. If you read the Israeli papers every day they talk about -- should we attack Gaza Should we attack Lebanon Should we attack Syria Name me another country in the world that falls into that category. Its a lunatic state.
At a time of growing antiand#8209;Jewish sentiment in parts of the world, the BBCs global influence makes its presentation of a bigoted figure such as Finkelstein, with his distorted claims, all the more reprehensible.
For more background and talking points about the program see In Detail below.
ACTION ITEMS to / Top / In Brief / Action Item
Please use the information in the alert as background for your own letter. Do not copy and paste directly from the alert and do not forward it to the media.
Protest Hardtalks deplorable, false assertion that American presidents are in thrall to the Jewish lobby and that Jewish influence is what prompts Washingtons increasing support for Israel.
Urge an onand#8209;air retraction of Monagues false, inflammatory characterization of American Jews in the US political realm.
Protest Hardtalks reliance on a notoriously antiand#8209;Jewish figure to offer commentary on Jewish affairs.
In keeping with BBC guidelines and values, urge a prompt presentation of credible experts to present a full and accurate story, offering information about actual threats to Israel and factual background about the broad and deep US support for defense of the Jewish state, including among American Jews.
Urge BBC to prevent any similarly deceptive and incendiary programs going forward.
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Jewish power smear
Anchor Sarah Montagues introduction set the stage for, in effect, a halfand#8209;hour smear of American Jews, predicated on bigoted attitudes regrettably prevalent in British discourse. She said:
American presidents have long been criticized for being too in thrall to the Jewish lobby. The American Jews influence US foreign policy and that explains Washingtons increasing support for Israel.
So what happens if American Jews fall out of love with Israel Thats what the Jewish American academic, Norman Finkelstein, claims is happening. But then, hes nothing if not controversial. He, after all, is famous for accusing Jews of exploiting the Holocaust. And his actions have so incensed Israel its banned him from entering the country. Could he be right and if he is, what does that mean for Americas Middle East policy
First, Montagues charges that American leaders are in thrall to the Jewish lobby and that increasing support for Israel is the result of Jewish influence are propaganda divorced from facts. Israel enjoys broad support from the American public for cultural, moral and religious reasons. The latest Gallup survey shows continuing strong sympathy for Israel, with 67% of Americans -- nearly 7 out of 10 people -- expressing a favorable opinion. Likewise, the preference of Americans for Israel over the Palestinians is at a 20and#8209;year high of 63% versus 15%.
In supporting Israel, American presidents and policymakers represent the views and wishes of the wider American public, including Jewish Americans.
Nor, in any case, is US policy always consistent with what Israeli governments might want. There are differences and disputes, as with other US allies. The BBC here is parroting the bigotry of many in its own chattering classes and Walt/Mearsheimerand#8209;type academics and fringe voices in the US, arguments that have been systematically challenged and debunked.
Finkelstein on Jewish attitudes
Finkelstein asserts distancing of American Jews from Israel is underway, especially among young Jews, a claim he says can be seen in both survey and anecdotal evidence. He offers no specifics about the surveys, focusing mainly on Peter Beinart, formerly of The New Republic, whos been overwhelmingly denounced by the Jewish mainstream, and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, as examples of Jews who out of dismay... verging on disgust have turned on Israel.
While Montague countered a number of Finkelsteins assertions, citing a Brandeis study about strong, continuing Jewish sympathy for Israel, and noting Finkelstein himself is not taken so seriously and has a reputation for being difficult, his inclusion on the program in any guise as a voice who could usefully inform viewers about trends and beliefs in the Jewish community is indefensible from a news perspective.
Hes about as relevant and acceptable for the topic at hand as it might have been for an American media outlet to have interviewed proand#8209;Nazi British propagandist Lord Haw Haw during WWII for his insights on the status, conduct and morality of the English public. He broadcast from Germany during WWII seeking to demoralize his countrymen, denouncing alleged British brutality against Germany, extolling the enemy, mocking English fears and denying Germanys aggressive intentions.
A strikingly incoherent exchange focused on freezing settlements and whether the US president would like Israel to take such action. The conversation totally omitted reference to Israels actually having frozen settlements for 10 months and the absence of any reciprocal movement on the part of the Palestinians. The witless discussion ignored the facts, with Finkelstein making the observation that if Prime Minister Netanyahu were to announce a settlement freeze, President Obama would be thrilled but claiming the lobby prevented this.
But in reality the Israeli PM did introduce a freeze! The BBCs Montague also is uninformed, speculating as to what would happen if Obama insisted on a freeze. Again, Obama did take such a position and the Israeli leader responded by taking the unprecedented step of agreeing to the freeze. Israel s efforts, including its accommodating the US with a key concession and the apparent inability of the soand#8209;called lobby to prevent a policy Israel opposed are completely absent from the exchange. The information, of course, would have given the lie once more to the claims of Jewish control of US policy.
Montague did attempt from time to time to expose Finkelsteins extreme reputation, saying hes known for ranting and is not taken seriously.
In response to his denigrating Israel at one point she interrupted to ask: When you look at the history of Israel, do you not have some sympathy or understanding, people would ask, as to why they would feel threatened.
Finkelstein answered: Were not talking about why they feel threatened; were talking about a country that every two or three years goes to war. And if you follow the press as I do every day, they talk about -- lets attack this country, lets attack that country. Thats not normal.
Whats not normal in an ethical sense is the worlds largest media institution, the BBC, associating itself with a man like Finkelstein, giving him a platform and allowing him to smear a nation and a people.
10th Annual Manhigut Yehudit US Dinner
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10th Annual Manhigut Yehudit US Dinner
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10th Annual Manhigut Yehudit US Dinner
21 Likud Knesset Members attended the Feiglin wedding this week;
including 8 Government Ministers!!!
Even if you missed the wedding, you can still attend the
dinner in New York honoring Moshe and Tzippy Feiglin.
At this years annual Manhigut Yehudit dinner in New York, we are honoring Moshe and Tzippy Feiglin. These two amazing people are much more than just the founders of Manhigut Yehudit. They are not merely visionaries or ideologues. Simply put, they are two humble Jews who have dedicated their lives to the Jewish nation and our Father in heaven. What makes them so special and why we have to appreciate them each and every minute is because they have been tested by Hashem in the most difficult ways, yet they have persevered in their work and their dedication.
Tzippy, has been battling Parkinsons Disease for the last 8 years. Even though she is just in her 40s, this disease hit her with a powerful punch. She has difficulty walking and talking. Basic functions have become major hurdles but whenever you see her, she has a smile on her face. She refuses to quit and continues to support Moshe in everything he does.
Moshe and Tzippys son, Dovid, suffered a near-fatal car accident as a passenger in a vehicle - in July 2010 and sustained severe brain damage. Although she had her own serious health issues, Tzippy moved into the hospital and was by Dovids bedside for close to a year. Baruch Hashem, Dovid has seen tremendous miracles take place and has started to recover, although the process is a long and painful one. Dovid is back home, going to school and enjoying life but still needs constant care and supervision. We all pray to Hashem for his continued recovery.
During all these personal difficulties, including the recent death (on Chol Hamoed Pesach) of his father, Moshe Feiglin has been fighting for Israel to be a strong and proud Jewish state. He did not take a time-out to deal with his personal challenges. He managed to juggle his personal and national obligations in a way that very few even realized what was happening back home. During these difficult days, Moshe ran for the leadership of Likud, campaigned for a spot on the Knesset and successfully became one of the most influential people in Israeli politics.
Every leading politician from the right and left acknowledge the contribution that Moshe has made. The media is baffled by his success and all political experts point to Moshe as being the man to watch in politics today. In the last week alone, Moshe has been featured by Israels leading newspaper; Yediot Aharonot, has been on the cover of the Jerusalem Report (current issue) and has been on Israeli television, radio and ALL major newspapers EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! This is no small accomplishment!!
As a tribute to the selfless work done by both Moshe and Tzippy, we are honoring them at this years 10th annual Manhigut dinner. The lines I wrote above are just a small example of why they deserve this honor and more importantly why we must participate in the honor that is long overdue to these two very special people. I must state that Moshe and Tzippy begged me NOT to honor them. They are very humble people whose joy is in serving the community. I think this is the only time that I did not listen to Moshes request.
Please come to the dinner on June 5th in New York or at least, show your support for these two heroes by sending in a generous ad which will be printed in our Journal Book. All half page ads and higher will receive a Journal Book in the mail personally signed by Moshe Feiglin, future Prime Minister of the State of Israel!
Click here to place an ad in honor of Moshe and Tzippy.
This is our ONLY fundraising event of the year and donations are tax deductible in the USA.
Recently, we ran a successful campaign for needy Israeli families for Pesach, but we didnt keep one penny of that money.
On Tu BShevat we help plant thousands of fruit trees in Israel, but once again the money went to the tree growers.
This is the ONLY time we ask for Manhigut Yehudit - and we need your partnership!!!
The success of this event is vital to our educational work - and will give Moshe and Tzippy the strength to continue.
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With Love of Israel,