Mon, 03/11/2013 - 3:57pm
Israel & Mideast:Momentum grows for rolling back an embargo on arms to Syrian rebels. The French president tells Shimon Peres the international community must prevent Iran from going nuclear. The U.N. may leave the Golan Heights due to violence along Syrian border. The IDF Chief warns that Israel could be in a war with Lebanon if Hezbollah lashes out. An Israeli think tank discusses the immediate impact of the sequestration on the Middle East. Netanyahu looks to be in the home stretch of putting together a government. A UN report determines that a Palestinian rocket, not Israeli weapons, killed an infant in Gaza.Regional:• US News & World Report/AP -- French official: Syrian rebels need arms http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2013/03/11/eu-foreign-ministers-try-to-stop-violence-in-syria• Ynetnews (analysis) -- The Golan and the coming troubles http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4354943,00.html• Algemeiner -- French President to Peres: “The International Community, Not Israel, Will Bear the Responsibility to Stop” Iran from Obtaining Nuclear Weapons http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/03/08/french-president-to-peres-the-international-community-not-israel-will-bear-the-responsibility-to-stop-iran-from-obtaining-nuclear-weapons/• Institute for National Security Studies (analysis) -- Immediate Impact on the Middle East of U.S. Budget Sequestration http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11102Israeli Issues:• JTA -- Netanyahu, with team of rivals, puts together a government http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/03/11/3121711/netanyahu-with-team-of-rivals-will-focus-on-iran-and-draft-reform• Times of Israel -- Gantz says Lebanon will pay if Hezbollah attacks http://www.timesofisrael.com/gantz-says-lebanon-will-pay-if-hezbollah-attacks/• JTA -- Palestinian rocket, not Israel, killed infant in Gaza, U.N. says http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/03/11/3121736/palestinian-rocket-not-israel-killed-infant-in-gaza-un-says 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/
A Canadian postal union accuses Canada of "perpetuating war crimes" by supporting Israel. South Africa holds its ninth "Israeli Apartheid Week." Israel condemns a Netherlands initiative singling out West Bank products.
• Canadian Jewish Jews -- Postal union slammed for anti-Israel newsletter http://cjnews.com/campaign?q=node/103673• Jerusalem Post -- "Israeli Apartheid Week" Launches in South Africa http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=305912• Canadian Jewish News/JNS -- Israel criticizes Dutch for labeling West Bank products http://www.cjnews.com/news/israel?q=node/103667For Israel advocacy news, see the Israel Action Network’s newly redesigned and enhanced website: http://israelactionnetwork.org/Federations/Philanthropy: In the NY Times, David Brooks writes a column about the rapid growth of the Orthodox community. A foundation awarded JFNA a grant for victims of Hurricane Sandy. A column in eJewishPhilanthropy highlights concerns over inclusion in Jewish day schools. A report covers how US donors, including those working through Jewish Federations, raised a record $712.6M to help Japan recover from a vast 2011 disaster.
Federations are highlighted in Calgary, Chicago and Philadelphia.
• JTA -- Jewish groups announce new Sandy relief http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/03/10/3121586/jewish-groups-announce-new-sandy-relief• NY Times (op-ed) -- The Orthodox Surge http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/opinion/brooks-the-orthodox-surge.html • eJewishPhilanthropy -- Day School Secret http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/day-school-secret/?utm_source=Mon+Mar+11&utm_campaign=Mon+Mar+11&utm_medium=email• Japan Center for International Exchange -- US Giving for Japan Disaster Exceeds $710 Million http://www.jcie.org/311recovery/usgiving3.html
• 660 News -- Presentation in S.W. on creating a more “inclusive” Calgary http://www.660news.com/2013/03/10/presentation-in-s-w-on-creating-a-more-inclusive-calgary/• JTA -- Lautenberg Amendment, Soviet-era law now helping Iranians, gets lifeline http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/03/10/3121391/lautenberg-amendment-soviet-era-savior-now-helping-iranians-poised-to-survive-another-day• The Jerusalem Post -- American to run length of Israel to benefit youth http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=305973 (also mentions JFNA)