JFNA Media Report - January 6, 2014

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:36pm

Israel & Mideast:Sec. of State Kerry heads home after no signs of a Mideast peace breakthrough, but Minister Yair Lapid says there is a “real opportunity” for peace, and PM Netanyahu insists he will fight for Jewish centers in the West Bank. Meanwhile, the Times of Israel asks if Israel can make peace with those who hate it. In Israeli domestic issues, African migrant protests continue.Regional News:• Ynet News -- Lapid: Israel has 'real opportunity' for peace deal with Palestinians • Jerusalem Post -- Netanyahu vows to fight for Israeli control over settlement blocs, Hebron • Times of Israel (analysis) -- Incitement, or something more profound? Israel Domestic Issues:• Times of Israel -- Interior minister, restaurateurs spar over migrants For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page.For more security news, see JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN) website. Israel Advocacy:The head of the California state schools system takes a major stand against BDS.• Algemeiner -- California State University Chancellor Rejects ASA’s Israeli Academic Boycott, Jewish Student Groups Supportive For more Israel advocacy news, see the Israel Action Network website. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Federations/Philanthropy:

SF Federation executive Jennifer Gorovitz explains her decision to step down; Florida Federations push for tougher Iran sanctions; and the Susan G. Komen Foundation saw donations fall after a major controversy.Federations are highlighted in Cleveland and Toronto.Global:• Forward (op-ed, Jennifer Gorovitz) -- Why I Am Leaving San Francisco Jewish Federation • JTA -- Florida federations push Nelson on Iran sanctions • Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Komen Gifts Plunged in Year After Planned Parenthood Flap

Local:• Canadian Jewish News -- Toronto community steps up to help ice storm victims • Cleveland Jewish News -- Federation president Hoffman in spotlight Jan. 22

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