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ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Israel Summer Programs

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Israel Summer Programs

(JNS.org)–The ADL)has expressed concern over “summer camps” and “summer institutes” being organized by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)—groups ADL said have “established records of stoking anti-Israel activity.” ADL says the camps raise concerns of the indoctrination of children as young as 8 years old into the anti-Israel movement, as well as bringing older recruits into the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement.

Citing Terror Support and Human Rights Abuses, Boulder City Council Nixes Palestinian Sister-City Bid

(The Tower)–The Boulder, Colorado city council voted overwhelmingly recently to reject a sister city application from Nablus, citing Palestinian Authority abuses in the West Bank city and its long history as a terrorist center. Opponents of the proposal noted the Palestinian Authority’s dismal human rights record and lack of press freedom. Critics also blasted the frequency in Nablus of honor killings and the persecution of gays occurring within the city. Colorado media reported that some supporters of the sister-city bid said that they had hoped to bring “yoga and rock climbing opportunities” to the West Bank city. The motion was rejected 7-2.

Cleveland’s Mandel Foundation giving $25 million to Jerusalem art academy

(JNS.org) The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation of Cleveland is giving the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem $25 million to fund the construction of the school’s new downtown campus, scheduled for completion in 2017. The Mandel Foundation, established in 1953, prioritizes higher education, Jewish education, social leadership and urban renewal. Bezalel is Israel’s leading academy of arts and design. Bezalel’s new 400,000-square-foot building is being designed by Sejima & Nishizawa and Associates, a Tokyo-based architectural firm, in collaboration with Israel’s Nir-Kutz Architects. “The gift represents our desire to support Bezalel, the city of Jerusalem and the advancement of art in Israel,” said Morton L. Mandel, chairman and CEO of the Mandel Foundation, according to the Cleveland Jewish News.

 

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