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John Boland’s week in TV: RT’s obsession with poshed-up properties knows no bounds – Independent.ie

| February 23, 2020

What's the difference between Room to Improve (RT1) and the same channel's The Great House Revival? None, really, except that the former is presented by cheeky chappie Dermot Bannon and the latter by the rather more grand Hugh Wallace.

Hatred and anti-Semitism are becoming the new normal. What do we do about it? – NorthJersey.com

| February 23, 2020

Abe Foxman and Rabbi Shalom Baum talk about anti-Semitism being on the rise and incidents of hate and bias increasing in America at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck on 02/23/20.

Muslims Helped Me Process the Deadly Shooting in My Synagogue – Jewish Journal

| February 23, 2020

The Quran tells us red and yellow are the most distracting colors, the ones that should not ever be used for a prayer rug, the imam tells us, looking down at the red and yellow rug beneath our feet in the mosque.

Little-known Jewish history of Sicily on display centuries after expulsion – The Jerusalem Post

| February 23, 2020

Walking in historic Palermo, regional capital of Sicily the vast island off of the boot of the Italian peninsula visitors will see street signs written in Hebrew and Arabic, as well as Italian.

Where to go after Israel’s third election in a year next week? – The Jerusalem Post

| February 23, 2020

As in the case of the two previous election campaigns in the last year, the current one is being held largely around schools of red herrings, allegedly pertinent to the elections, but in fact, ploys to divert attention from the real issues.For example, the sudden preoccupation with two old affairs. The first concerning a company that no longer exists called The Fifth Dimension, that engaged in the development of artificial intelligence for military and law enforcement intelligence applications, which in 2016 provided the police with a pilot of a system the latter was interested in, and for which it received NIS 4 million. Benny Gantz was chairman of the companys board of directors at the time.The second concerns the so-called Harpaz Affair of 2010, around the appointment of a new chief of staff after the approaching retirement from the position of Gabi Ashkenazi (today one of the quartet leading Blue and White), which ended with Benny Gantz being appointed to the job rather than Yoav Gallant today a government minister from the Likud Party.The case of The Fifth Dimension emerged as a result of the publication of the State Comptrollers Report in March 2019, which inter alia dealt with irregularities in the procurement mechanism of the police, of which The Fifth Dimension was an example.

New recordings resurface questions over Mandelblit’s role in Harpaz affair – The Times of Israel

| February 23, 2020

Recordings of phone calls from a decade ago released by Channel 13 news on Sunday night shed new light on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblits uncomfortable position in the so-called Harpaz affair. The scandal broke in the press in August 2010 amid the bitter race to succeed outgoing IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi as army head.

Likud passes Blue and White in polls – The Jerusalem Post

| February 23, 2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received good news from two polls on Sunday that indicated that his Likud party had passed up its rival Blue and White for the first time in this election campaign.Channel 12s survey, conducted by pollster Mano Geva, predicted a Likud victory of 34 seats over 33 for Blue and White, which beat Likud by two seats, 35 to 33, in Gevas last poll on February 19. The new Channel 12 poll predicted 13 seats for the Joint List, 10 for Labor-Gesher-Meretz, eight each for Shas and United Torah Judaism and seven each for Yamina and Yisrael Beytenu.A Kantar Institute poll taken for KAN 11 found that Likud is leading Blue and White 35 to 34.

The Brief Jewish History of Herring (And Why You Should Be Eating It) | The Nosher – My Jewish Learning

| February 23, 2020

Pity the poor pickled herring. The small preserved fish sold in jars in the refrigerated section of most delis gets no respect.

Twenty polling stations fitted to let Israelis with coronavirus vote – The Jerusalem Post

| February 23, 2020

The Central Elections Committee (CEC) is working on preparing up to 20 polling stations for Israelis exposed to the coronavirus, CEC head Orly Ades said on Army Radio on Sunday morning.The special polling stations will be separate from others and will be intended for voters during their 14-day isolation period. The CEC is awaiting more instructions from the Health Ministry regarding those in isolation ahead of next Monday's election.A CEC spokesman said the committee was looking for locations for the polling stations and for staff to man them. Interior Minister Arye Deri said in an interview with KAN Radio that there was no chance of postponing the election due to the virus.

Richard Branson Knows His Familys Secrets – Heres How To Discover Yours, Before They Haunt You – Forbes

| February 23, 2020

Richard Branson is proud to discover he is of Indian descent, but empowerment coach Remy Blumenfeld ...


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