The Fray: Cuomo signs bill allowing Ulster towns, villages to raise conservation funds – Times Herald-Record

| December 8, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Friday that enables Ulster County towns and villages to tax property sales and use the proceeds to buy land or development rights as a conservation measure.

France’s new definition of anti-Semitism has nothing to do with fighting it – Haaretz

| December 8, 2019

Anyone who wants to understand the problem with the definition of anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism should read Yair Netanyahus tweet about the French parliaments decision last week to adopt that definition. Do you realize that the French parliament has actually decided that Ahmad Tibi, Ayman Odeh and the whole Joint List are anti-Semites?

If we dont stand with the Kurds, who should stand with us? – The Jerusalem Post

| December 8, 2019

The parallels are stark and increasingly depressing. The Kurdish struggle for statehood is all too similar to the Jewish one in the early 20th century.