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August 26, 2016
Secret Files Allege
10-week conflict between the
to The Telegraph, the secret files, dated Nov. 16, 1984, allege that Israeli
military exports to
The documents note that then-Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe had personally asked the Israeli government to suspend arms sales to Argentina, especially the sale of spy planes reportedly designed to gather electronic and signals intelligence, but his request was ignored.
declassified documents echo a 2011 book by Argentine journalist Hernan Dobry,
titled "Operation Israel." The book claims
Foreign Ministry in
letter sent earlier Thursday to
The Foreign Ministry made clear that "during the past two weeks, the UN aid agency claimed that the contractor in questioned provided services to the organization and that they trust the Israeli authorities and their ability to reach the truth. Just yesterday a letter was suddenly received from the UN claiming immunity of the suspect. This is a new argument being reviewed by lawyers and appears unfounded.
“In any case, the immunity enjoyed by certain employees of UN agencies is related only to actions resulting from their carrying out of their duties. It is clear that immunity does grant anyone permission to carry out acts of terrorism. It is inconceivable that a man who helps a terrorist organization will enjoy immunity under the auspices of the United Nations,” the statement added.
Clinton may become the president of
Lustigman, foreign affairs reporter for the popular haredi newspaper Hamevaser,
said his readers are fascinated by the
a veteran ultra-Orthodox paper, is the only current haredi daily that existed
during the administration of
News website Kikar Hashabbat publishes demure photographs of Clinton and other female leaders, according to foreign affairs reporter Israel Cohen. "Hillary Clinton is in her 60s. She dresses modestly, and she's likely to be the next president," Cohen said. "You cannot ignore it." But it is the lone exception, and journalists at rival publications said they do not consider the site to be truly haredi because of its policy.
ultra-Orthodox media have traditionally shied away from publishing women's
photos as well. But the prospect of a
Schorer, former chairman of Democrats Abroad Israel, derided the policy of
excluding women's photos and said it put
Maker of Modest Swimsuits: Burkini Ban is Great for Business
to the latest tally, at least 30 French municipalities have banned the product
that the Paris-born businesswoman Yardena G. sells for a living. Yardena, a
haredi Orthodox mother of nine from
Yardena said in an interview Thursday with JTA, she predicts the controversial
bans will “end up boosting sales in a big way.” (Citing privacy issues, she
asked that her last name not be mentioned in the article.) Yardena, who
on the distinctive Muslim swimwear have ignited a polarizing debate in a divided
Defended by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls as a countermeasure against “a political project … to perpetuate female servitude,” the burkini ban and its enforcement have angered millions of Frenchmen who regard it as a gross infringement into the private realm and unwarranted discrimination toward Muslims.
dismayed Yardena, 45, who started her line of modest swimwear with a female
business partner "to empower women" who adhere to religious laws, common to
Muslims and Jews, that demand women cover up to various degrees. “It’s like
someone turned the world on its head in
Secret’s dozen or so sales agents in
Some suits in the Sea Secret line could be classified as a burkini, she said. Yardena noted one model featuring an elastic shawl that can be used both as a hijab and a traditional head cover of the sort favored by haredi and modern Orthodox women.
several Jewish-owned businesses offering modest swimwear for women, Sea Secret
does have some Muslim clients. But many Muslim women refrain from buying its
products because it is known to be Jewish-owned and
The mainstream representative organs of French Jewry, which are normally quick to offer their take on current affairs -- especially on religious issues -- have remained conspicuously silent on this issue even as the Board of Deputies of British Jews complained Wednesday about reports of “police harassment” of Muslim swimmers in Nice. It was an unusual move for the board, which rarely comments on foreign issues without consulting the relevant Jewish communities.
A senior rabbi, Moshe Sebbag of the Grand Synagogue of Paris, acknowledged in an interview with JTA on Tuesday the reluctance of other French Jewish leaders to speak out on the issue. “It’s a complicated subject and both sides have compelling arguments,” Sebbag said, adding that the French state is a “secular country with freedom of religion.”
But Sebbag ultimately defended the bans, whose supporters, he said, “understand today there’s a religious war, a takeover of the secular establishment of the French republic, and this is what they find unacceptable.” Asked if he agrees with the burkini bans, he said: “Yes, because you see that going with it [a burkini] is not innocent, it’s sending a message.”
Russian TV Runs Documentary Claiming Jewish Conspiracy in Titanic's Sinking
A privately owned Russian television channel has rerun a documentary from 2012 that claimed the Titanic was sunk partly due to a conspiracy by Jews. REN-TV aired the anti-Semitic documentary last month, according to the Coordination Forum for Countering anti-Semitism.
The documentary suggested a “group of 300” Jews, freemasons and “illluminati” had sunk the ship in 1912 to provoke an international crisis and install themselves as leaders of a world government, a central theme of anti-Semitism conspiracy theories.
version of the documentary used the past tense, suggesting that the attempt was
in the past and ultimately unsuccessful. However, REN-TV’s airing was edited to
use the present tense, as well as to link the conspiracy to more recent events,
Federation of Jewish Communities in
Palestinian-Saudi Team Invents 'Smart' Solar
By The Media Line & YnetNews
Palestinian consultant Manal Dandis and Saudi Arabian researcher and environmental engineer Kamel Badawi have teamed up to create a new “smart” umbrella, aimed to make the Muslim population's Hajj (traditional pilgrimage) to Mecca a little more comfortable. This year, the Hajj is slated for September 9.
solar-powered umbrella, called a Kafya, is equipped with solar energy strips to
power the attached USB ports, fan, flashlight and GPS system, which could help
them combat the extreme heat common to
started our idea from the Hajj,” said Dandis. “My partner was a volunteer with
the Hajj for 40 years and he knows exactly what the Hajj needs. In
temperatures can range from 86 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, pilgrims often use
umbrellas as protection from the sun while performing the Hajj. “Many people
suffer from medical issues while on the Hajj and the most common medical
conditions due to communicative diseases and overcrowding are influenza,
overheat, and burning tents,” Abdulaziz Al Mudaiheem of the King Saud bin
which is a holy pilgrimage to
Unfortunately, though for the next 10 years the Hajj will take place between
June and September—notably the hottest months in
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The Weekly Portion of Tanach
YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE?
By Frances Bernay-Cohen
I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.
Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 34th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.
Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.
Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.
Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.
Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.
The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.
Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."
April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.
That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.
Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."
The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.
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