JFNA Media Report -- January 31, 2014

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:22pm

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NY Jewish Week editor Gary Rosenblatt interviews New York’s new executive, Eric Goldstein; Jay Ruderman talks about his father’s philanthropic legacy; and Jewish Federations are quoted in a story on the retirement of longtime Jewish Congressman Henry Waxman.Federations are highlighted in Cleveland; Colorado; Hartford; Orange County, CA; Rhode Island; South Palm Beach; and St. Louis.Global:• Jewish Week of NY -- UJA-Fed.’s New Exec Calls For Broader ‘Kehillah’ • EJP (essay, Jay Ruderman) -- My Father and Our Legacy  • Haaretz/JTA -- Longest-serving Jewish House member, Henry Waxman, to retire (quotes JFNA) Local: • Intermountain Jewish News -- A new JEWISHcolorado • Cleveland Jewish News -- Federation to showcase civility• SBWire -- Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Is Building Business Relationships with Israel • OC Register -- Minding Their Elders• R.I. Jewish Voice -- Jewish Alliance Endowment helps to strengthen Israeli economy • South Florida Sun-Sentinel – Federation pays tribute to long-time givers• St. Louis Jewish Light -- Film screening, resource fair planned for Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month

Israel Advocacy:Algemeiner explores Oxfam’s positions on Israel amid the Scarlett Johansson SodaStream ad controversy and her resignation from OxFam; New York enacts a law cutting state funding to schools that boycott Israel; and Tablet discovers a long-ago debate that offers new insights into defending Israel’s legitimacy.• Algemeiner -- Scarlett Johansson’s Decision to Back SodaStream Over Oxfam Puts Charity’s Anti-Israel Activism Into Spotlight • JNS -- NY bill cuts state funding to colleges boycotting Israel • Tablet -- When an Israeli Ambassador Debated a British Historian on Israel’s Legitimacy—and Won

For more Israel advocacy news, see the Israel Action Network website.

Mideast:On the Mideast front, Malcolm Hoenlein of the Conference of Presidents warns Iran is taking advantage of the interim nuclear accord; and the Times of Israel reports the U.S. offered the Palestinians a lease deal as part of a peace accord. In domestic Israeli news, the Israeli government is to launch a major effort to promote French Jewish aliyah.

• Haaretz -- Hoenlein: The Iranians have been bazaaris for 2000 years; they can run rings around us • Times of Israel -- US offered Palestinians a lease deal for isolated settlements Domestic Israel News:• Algemeiner -- Report: Israeli Government to Launch Major Initiative to Attract French Jews to Jewish State

For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page.For more security news, see JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN) website.
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