Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:49pm
Israel & Mideast:
In Mideast issues, the global nuclear watchdog agency says the Iran situation must be solved peacefully; Germany says anti-Jewish comments by Egypt’s leader hurt Mideast peace prospects; and Syrian rebels detonate an explosive device near Israel’s border. On the Palestinian front, Jordan’s King Abdullah warns the window is closing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty, And in domestic issues, the Times of Israel looks at the business of coalition building.Mideast:• Jerusalem Post -- IAEA: Iran nuclear row must be solved peacefully http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=300951• Jerusalem Post -- Germany: Hurtful comments damage Mideast peace http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=300953• Jerusalem Post -- Syrian revels detonate car bomb near Israeli border http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=300949Israel-Palestinians:• Times of Israel-- Jordan: No time for Israel to play the waiting game http://www.timesofisrael.com/jordan-no-time-for-israel-to-play-the-waiting-game/Domestic Israeli Issues:• Times of Israel (analysis, Mitch Gunsburg) -- The dirty art of coalition assembly http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-dirty-art-of-coalition-assembly/
For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page: http://www.jewishfederations.org/Weekly-News-Items-in-Israel.aspx
For more security news, see JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN) news page:http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1091809/bcb5afdb71/521804587/8fddab0b42/
The head of the Israel Action Network details the lessons the group has learned about Israel advocacy.
• NY Jewish Week (op-ed, Geri Palast) -- Case Studies Offer Help In Countering Challenges To Israel’s Legitimacy (highlights Federation) http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/case-studies-offer-help-countering-challenges-israels-legitimacy For Israel advocacy news, see the Israel Action Network’s newly redesigned and enhanced website: http://israelactionnetwork.org/Federations/Philanthropy: Globally, a New Orleans newspaper editorial and San Francisco feature story highlight the convening role of Jewish Federations at events like the GA and Lions of Judah Conference. Also, Dr. Erica Brown looks at what Jewish and other teachings tell us about leadership.
Federations are highlighted in Cleveland and Phoenix.
• New Orleans Times-Picayune (editorial) -- Welcome back, Mr. Biden (highlights JFNA) http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2013/01/welcome_back_mr_biden_editoria.html• SF J Weekly -- Power to the people: Berkeley couple brings light to clinics in developing nations (highlights Lion of Judah Conference) http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/67573/power-to-the-people-berkeley-couple-brings-light-to-clinics-in-developing-n/• JNS (op-ed., Dr. Erica Brown) -- The weight of leadership http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2013/1/24/the-weight-of-leadership.html
• Jewish News of Greater Phoenix -- 2013 allocations at $1.9M (highlights Federation) http://www.jewishaz.com/issues/story.mv?130125+allocations• Cleveland Jewish News -- Cleveland Jewish entities explore security options (highlights Federation) http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/local/article_3564244e-664a-11e2-8d99-0019bb2963f4.html