Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:10am
Israel & Mideast:
In Mideast issues, the JPost cites a Canadian media report that last summer’s terror attack against Israelis in Bulgaria was carried out by a family of Hezbollah operatives; and in domestic Israeli issues, the story of an alleged Mossad spy from Australia who killed himself in an Israeli prison continues to generate headlines and new details.
Mideast:• Jerusalem Post -- Canadian paper: Burgas attack was a ‘family affair’ http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=303177Domestic Israeli Issues:• Times of Israel -- Exposure of alleged agent could have ‘dramatic implications’ for Mossad http://www.timesofisrael.com/exposure-of-alleged-agent-could-have-dramatic-implications-for-mossad/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/
In advocacy issues, the NY Jewish Week reports on how the Federation-backed IAN and NY JCRC battled an anti-Israel event at Brooklyn College and some ways IAN counters anti-Israel efforts; the Algemeiner looks at a new battle over an anti-Israel billboard in Houston; and Peter Beinart looks at why liberal Zionists won’t back BDS.
• NY Jewish Week -- Fresh rift opens over tactics in BDS fight (highlight IAN, Federations) http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york-news/fresh-rift-opens-over-tactics-bds-campus-fight• The Algemeiner -- Pro-Israel Group Responds to Houston Billboard Calling for End to Israel Aid http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/02/13/pro-israel-group-responds-to-houston-billboard-calling-for-end-to-israel-aid/• The Daily Beast’s ‘Open Zion’ blog (Peter Beinart) -- Why Liberal Zionists Won’t Join BDS http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/12/why-liberal-zionists-won-t-join-bds.html
For more Israel advocacy news, see the Israel Action Network’s newly redesigned and enhanced website: http://israelactionnetwork.org/
Globally, a JFNA op-ed urges greater disability inclusion advocacy, marking Jewish Disability Awareness Month; the Ruderman Foundation launches a global innovation contest on disability inclusion; the blog Jewcology highlights JFNA’s DC head, William Daroff; the Hartford Courant reports on a local Reform rabbi arrested with other women praying at the Kotel; JTA reports on the first legislative step toward religious institutions receiving disaster aid; and the Chronicle of Philanthropy says 2012 was a strong year for younger mega-donors supporting community foundations.
Federations are highlighted in Cleveland; Dallas; the Valley (CA) Alliance; and LA.
• JTA (op-ed, JFNA’s William Daroff) -- Advocacy needed to push initiatives for the disabled (highlights Federation) http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/02/13/3119336/op-ed-advocacy-needed-t• The Ruderman Foundation -- Ruderman Foundation unveils $250K global competition for innovation in inclusion http://www.rudermanfoundation.org/news_and_events/pr/2013-02-11.shtml• Jewcology -- He Has Clout in Washington and Klout in Social Media -- And He's Vegan (highlights Federation) http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/He-Has-Clout-in-Washington-and-Klout-in-Social-Media-And-He-s-Vegan• Hartford Courant -- Bloomfield Rabbi Among Those Detained At Western Wall (highlights Federation) http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-bloomfield-israel-rabbi-0213-20130212,0,6150993.story• JTA -- House clears path for disaster funding for religious institutions (highlights Federation) http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/02/13/3119546/disastser-funding-for-religious-institutions-approved-by-house• Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Strong Year for Community Funds Included Megagifts From Younger Donors http://philanthropy.com/article/Top-Donors-Gave-Over/137187/
• Cleveland Jewish News -- 2nd annual Jewish Community Night Feb. 27 at the Q (highlights Federation) http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/features/sports/local_sports/article_83984832-75f1-11e2-8246-001a4bcf887a.html• Dallas Morning News -- NBC’s Jean Chatzky to keynote Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ annual women’s fund-raising event (highlights Federation) http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/nbcs-jean-chatzky-to-keynote-jewish-federation-of-greater-dallas-annual-womens-fund-raising-event.html/• LA Jewish Journal -- Super Sunday’s fundraising and activism (highlights Federation) http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/super_sundays_fundraising_and_activism