Wednesday, July 08, 2020


Likud, Shas Members Visit Ramallah

RAMALLAH—Ynet reports that dozens of members of the Likud and Shas parties visited Ramallah to meet with senior Palestinian officials in an event organized by the Geneva Initiative. The Israelis were greeted by the Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Yasser Abd Rabbo, and Fatah officials Nabil Shaath and Muhammed Madani. Shaath opened the meeting by


Survey: Most Israelis, Palestinians Support Two-State Solution

The Times of Israel—The majority of Israelis and Palestinians support a two-state solution, according to a new survey released by the Hebrew University’s Truman Institute and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. On both sides, however, respondents are pessimistic over the prospects of “an independent Palestine” being formed in the


Camp Shalom Bus Crash Sends Campers to Hospital

Old Tappan—A bus crash injured six Camp Shalom campers on June 8 after the bus rear-ended a pick-up truck in Old Tappan. The campers, on their way home to Bergenfield and Teaneck, went to Hackensack University Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with mild injuries.

The driver of the pick-up went with two of the six injured campers to


NORPAC Hosts Senate Candidate Rep. Frank Pallone

Englewood—NORPAC President Dr. Ben Chouake recently hosted an event for Representative Frank Pallone. Pallone, whose congressional district includes large Jewish populations in both Highland Park and Edison, is running in the special primary election announced to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Congressman Pallone has been a


Al Jazeera Exodus: 22 Reporters Quit in Protest of Bias

(Combined Services)

Qatar—Gulf News reports an Exodus of 22 reporters at Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab broadcaster, once highly vaunted for its objectivity. The cause of the walkout? Pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias in reporting from Egypt. They were ordered to skew their stories in favor of Morsi and his colleagues, over the military-backed


Young Israel of Fort Lee Invites the Community to a Tu B’Av Lunch and Learn

Fort Lee—The Young Israel of Fort Lee invites the community to participate in its eighth Adult Study Institute event scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th at 12 noon, in their newly completed shul at1610 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ  with the entrance on Old Palisade Road, diagonally opposite Monument Park. The topic will be Tu B’Av, A Most Festive Day on the


Powerlifting Prodigies from Fair Lawn - The Kutins

Naomi and Ari Kutin, aged 11 and 10 respectively, are two-well rounded and well-mannered children from Fair Lawn. They are diligent workers, and both of them are “A” students in honor tracks. However, this brother-sister tandem is distinctively unique. Naomi and Ari are already accomplished athletes, but not in the typical, popular yeshiva sports that I


Moonrakers Off To A Strong Start

Bergen County natives: Yosef Isaacs, Shai Gerson, Jonathan Gellis, and Kenny Schiff contributed 9 hits 4 runs and 3 RBI’s as The Moonlight Moonrakers coasted to a 13-4 victory over Fallsview on June 30th. The Moonrakers jumped out to early lead by scoring 6 runs in the first inning. Fallsview drew within 8-4, but the Moonrakers added 4 more runs


Michal Negrin: Now Sparkling at Garden State Plaza

Michal Negrin America celebrated the opening of its flagship American location with a celebratory reception with live jazz, champagne, and celebrities in The Westfield Garden State Plaza in late June. “Everyone came!”  American CEO Noam Hanuka told JLBC. “Michal was here for the opening ceremony, of course!”

The mayor of Paramus,


Summary Report Of The Claims Conference Select Leadership Committee


In May, Julius Berman, the Chairman of the Conference for Material Claims Against Germany Inc (Claims Conference), announced the appointment of a Select Leadership Committee of the Board of the Claims Conference (Committee), to deal with issues surrounding the June 2001 anonymous letter, discovered during the fraud trial that exposed a $57 million


Unique Inspiration: SINAI Youngsters Give Back Through Art

Englewood—The tables in the crowded Midday Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey, were set with delicious hors d’ouvres and the walls were embellished with creative art work, but the most striking aspect of the SINAI art show on the evening of June 18 was the children. Their faces positively shone with pride as they observed the many visitors admiring and


Israel, US, Jordan Reportedly Coordinating Attack on Syrian Weapons

While the U.S. administration has officially adopted the position that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons and has declared publicly that it will provide the rebels with military aid, it appears that behind-the-scenes preparations are still being made for a much larger move.

Israel, Jordan, and the U.S. are jointly planning an attack aimed at