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Sudanese Protesters Reject Normalization of Ties with the Zionist Enemy – Al-Manar TV

| November 1, 2020

A group of Sudanese protesters gathered on Tuesday off the headquarters of the ministerial premiership in rejection of normalizing ties with the Zionist enemy, confirming Sudans historical support to the occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the entire occupied territories in Palestine. The protesters stressed that the economic development by reinforcing the productive sectors, not subjecting to the will of the imperial powers. The Sudanese political commander, Othman Al-Kabashi, announced forming a wide national front against the normalization of ties with Israel, stressing that the people of Sudan may never abandon its principles despite all the bribes

Key dates in the row over alleged anti-Semitism in Labour – shropshirestar.com

| November 1, 2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that the Labour Party broke equality law in its handling of anti-Semitism.

25 Years After: Israel’s Next Generation Grapples With Prime Minister Rabin’s Assassination – The Media Line

| November 1, 2020

Some know what happened, others dont, and still others believe in unfounded conspiracy theories Ask an American of a certain age their whereabouts on November 22, 1963, and they will give you an exact answer. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy left them with memories that refuse to fade with time.

Decision replacing United Israel Appeal chair invalid, wont be respected – The Jerusalem Post

| November 1, 2020

Steven Lowy, the chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren HayesodUnited Israel Appeal, has said that the vote passed in the 38th World Zionist Congress last week to extend the tenure of the organizations current world chairman for just six months is invalid and violates its constitution and bylaws.The decision as it stands means that world chairman Sam Grundwergs time in his position will end in April 2021, and a candidate from the Blue and White Party will subsequently be elected to replace him, in accordance with a political deal formed at the WZC last week.Lowy said that United Israel Appeal itself does not recognize the legitimacy of the vote in the WZC, and that it was the unilateral position of the entire World Board of Trustees of United Israel Appeal that the organization never agreed to this decision or will ever agree to this decision.Asked if the Board of Trustees would take legal action if the decision is not reversed, Lowy said simply, We would look at all avenues in dealing with what will happen.The World Zionist Organization insisted in response to Lowys comments that the vote had indeed been lawful and in accordance with Keren Hayesods statutes.Lowys comments presage a potentially severe struggle over the control and governance of the organization between its Diaspora leadership and the political and denominational elements that formulated the agreement as passed in the WZC.Keren HayesodUnited Israel Appeal is a major fundraising organization for the State of Israel in the Diaspora outside of the US, and distributes close to $200 million annually, overwhelmingly to projects inside Israel.It is governed by the World Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, but its chairman is supposed to be agreed upon by a joint committee of United Israel Appeal and WZO officials who have equal weight and representation on the panel, known as the Advice and Consent Committee.Once a candidate is agreed upon, the World Zionist Congress takes a vote to confirm them as world chairman.In August, ahead of last weeks congress, Lowy says that he communicated clearly to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz that the World Board of Trustees strongly believed that current chairman Sam Grundwerg should remain in his position until 2022 due to the COVID-19 crisis and the importance of organizational stability at a very challenging time for fundraising operations.Last Sunday, however, before the congress began on Tuesday, Netanyahu wrote a letter thanking Grundwerg for his work and stating that a new chairman would be appointed.Former Likud MK Avraham Neguise and Shifra Shahar, an NGO director, were proposed as candidates to the Advice and Consent Committee, but their candidacy was not accepted, Lowy and other Keren Hayesod officials said. [See correction below]On Wednesday, the Advice and Consent Committee convened again by video conference call, including outgoing WZO chairman Avraham Duvdevani, incoming WZO chairman Yaakov Hagoel, Yaron Shavit, a representative of the non-Orthodox Jewish denominations, and Masha Lublanski of the Labor Party, along with Lowy and two other World Board of Trustee members, to discuss again the matter of United Israel Appeal chairman.Lowy says that during that meeting it was agreed by all sides that Grundwerg would continue in his position until the end of April 2022.Come Thursday morning, however, Lowy says that agreement was unilaterally changed when the WZC voted to extend Grundwergs tenure by just six months, meaning that his position as chairman would end after this period.This vote was part of the political deal agreed upon by the Center-Left, liberal bloc of the WZC, including Blue and White, Yesh Atid and the Reform and Masorti movements with the right-wing, religious-Zionist and ultra-Orthodox bloc.The agreement we reached was ignored and what was voted on was nowhere near what was agreed, Lowy told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, adding that a sitting chairman has never been removed in this manner.Sam is doing a brilliant job under very difficult decisions, the trustees are completely satisfied, we want him to continue and have no intention to change chairman at this time, Lowy said.Lowy said that the governing statute of United Israel Appeal clearly stipulates that the candidate to be voted on by the WZC must be agreed by the Advice and Consent Committee and that this statute was contravened in the decision to extend Grundwergs tenure for only six months.The independence of Keren Hayesod is what is at hand here... We care about efficiency, we care about where the money is going, and about independent leadership, these principles are sacrosanct, said Lowy.Who in the Diaspora is going to give money to an organization which is entirely controlled by the Israeli political system and in a situation when they do not have confidence in the governance and leadership of that organization

The implications of US policy shift on Jerusalem – Arab News

| November 1, 2020

When I was born back in 1955, East Jerusalem was part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Genetic testing can assess your risk of getting cancer. Here are the costs involved – CNBC

| November 1, 2020

Tara Kirk, pictured with her husband, found out she has a gene mutation that puts her at higher risk for several cancers. Source: Tara Kirk Tara Kirk was 6 years old when her mother died of lung cancer

State will let Kiryas Joel schools reopen if all students and staff are tested for virus – Times Herald-Record

| November 1, 2020

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