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Israel’s Ashkenazi: former army chief turns top diplomat – Yahoo News

| May 15, 2020

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's incoming foreign minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, is the son of a Holocaust survivor and served as a special forces commando, spending nearly four decades in the military before entering politics.

To the new government: Help heal our nation – The Jerusalem Post

| May 15, 2020

When Benny Gantz took up his post as IDF chief of staff in 2011, the IDF was still roiling over the Harpaz Affair the forging of a document that had detailed a strategy on how to secure the appointment of then-major-general Yoav Gallant as chief of staff.The Harpaz Affair was much more than just a forged document. At its core was a rotten relationship between Gabi Ashkenazi, Gantzs predecessor as chief of staff, and then-defense minister Ehud Barak. The feud saw both men working to undermine the others decisions, nasty briefings against one another to the media and, ultimately, Baraks decision not to extend Ashkenazis term.Against this background, the new chief of staff convened his generals for the first time in the General Staff conference room at the Kirya military headquarters.

Likud’s campaign to undermine and delegitimize the rule of law in Israel – The Jerusalem Post

| May 15, 2020

The Likuds new smear campaign against Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit and the State Attorneys Office ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus corruption trial on May 24 needs to be condemned in the strongest terms. It is a campaign to undermine and delegitimize the rule of law in Israel, as well as impugn the good name of Mandelblit and those who work under him.

Opinion | The New York Times Surrendered to an Outrage Mob. Journalism Will Suffer For It. – POLITICO

| May 15, 2020

Nonetheless, the column incited a furious and ad hominem response.

Doctors warned of deadly coronavirus-related syndrome in children – The Jerusalem Post

| May 15, 2020

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will warn pediatricians about a potentially lethal inflammatory syndrome that could be linked to coronavirus, CNN reported Wednesday, citing a CDC spokesman.

Four heavy hitters criticize the New York Times for Orwellian retroactive censorship – stopthefud

| May 15, 2020

Youve probably heard of at least several authors of this new Politico piece, which I suspect but dont know for sure was submitted to (and rejected by) the New York Times after the paper retroactively redacted a column by Bret Stephens on the overrepresentation of Ashkenazi Jews in intellectual and creative fields. The article by Paresky et al

Do Jewish genetic diseases increase the risk of COVID-19? – Forward

| May 15, 2020

When 26 year-old Yehuda Blonder contracted COVID-19 at a Purim party, he knew it would be bad, he just didnt know how bad.

Vulnerable Jewish communities are suffering through this crisis. We must not forget them when it’s over. | AZ Jewish – Jewish Post

| May 15, 2020

Hen Mazzig (Courtesy of Mazzig) TEL AVIV (JTA) In pop culture, Jews are most often depicted as affluent, assimilated and Ashkenazi.

It’s about time: 10 meals that take 10 minutes, and 10 that take 10 hours – The Guardian

| May 15, 2020

What you cook in lockdown can depend heavily on time. Some people suddenly have to feed multiple hungry mouths several times a day.

Are Zionists and Evangelicals turning against each other in the Holy Land? – TRT World

| May 15, 2020

Israeli authorities consider a ban on an Evangelical channel in Israel on the grounds that it aims to convert Jews to Christianity.


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