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Israel-Palestine conflict: A lasting solution must include ending the occupation – The Lutheran World Federation

| June 17, 2022

(LWI) The continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and the escalating violence including killing of innocent victims threatens peoples lives, human rights and dignity, and violates international humanitarian laws and principles. With no solution reached thus far, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has renewed its call for peace and justice for all.

Biden needs to find the ‘will’ to pursue Israel-Palestine peace, a congressional ally says – Arab News

| June 17, 2022

CHICAGO: President Joe Biden needs to find the will to do the right thing and push Israelis and Palestinians together to achieve peace, one of his strongest supporters in Congress told Arab News Wednesday. Congresswoman Marie Newman, a Democrat, said the issue of Palestine and Israel is important to her constituents in her former 3rd District, and even more so in the newly drawn 6th District where she is running for re-election in the June 28, 2022 Democratic Primary election.

Bella Hadid: I will never allow anyone to forget about our beautiful Palestine – Middle East Monitor

| June 17, 2022

Palestinian-American supermodel Bella Hadid shared photos taken from the 1998 film by Mai Masri titled "Children of Shatila" on Instagram with the message "I wish I could go back in time, to when I was a child, so that I could start fighting for Palestine sooner". "Tears in my eyes watching this scene on my way to work this morning..Everyday I wish I could go back in time, to when I was a child, so that I could start fighting for Palestine sooner.

The fears of a troubled people – GulfToday – Gulf Today

| June 17, 2022

Children near their homes at Al Shati camp for Palestinian refugees in the central Gaza Strip.

My Last Cup of Coffee with AB Yehoshua – Jewish Journal

| June 17, 2022

It was January 2020, in a small caf in Givatayim, when I last met with the celebrated Israeli author A. B.

Doron Almog, retired general and disabilities advocate, set to head Jewish Agency – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 17, 2022

(JTA) The Jewish Agencys nominating committee recommended Doron Almog, a storied retired general and a longtime advocate for people with disabilities, to lead the body that bridges Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. The nomination Thursday of Almog, 71, now goes to the Jewish Agencys Board of Governors, where it is all but assured of approval.

A Rare Tanach And The Ladino Renaissance – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| June 17, 2022

A rare edition of the Tanach I acquired recently was a volume of the Bible with Ladino translation printed in Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1739. The spurt of Ladino printing in the early 18th century was not simply a revival or a reprinting of what had been done before

I Never Met My Jewish Father. Converting to Judaism Helped Me Forgive Him. Kveller – Kveller.com

| June 17, 2022

My biological father is buried in a small private cemetery in Irwin, a few miles outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Failing to Silence the Jewish Fiddle – Jewish Journal

| June 17, 2022

Avrom Sutzkever resentedbeing asked to play his Stradivariusin Hebrew. Nobody consentedto Yiddish, language spoken by nefariousNeanderthal deniers of the tonguethat Abraham, his namesake, usedwhen speaking to a God he hungaround with, although when abusedby Abimelech, Aramaicwas surely what they used to speakwith one another.

The ADL, Progressives and White Nationalists – City Watch

| June 17, 2022

GUEST COMMENTARY - We shall state our position at the outset: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) does not speak for all Jews, it certainly does not speak for usthe daughters of Holocaust survivors and refugeesand increasingly, it does not speak for anyone who cares about justice and human rights. Despite some laudable activism historically, the ADL is losing credibility as a civil rights organization and with good reason. In remarks made to the ADL Virtual National Leadership Summit, ADLs CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, engaged in a range of misconceptions and distortions that are beyond the scope of this short piece to address.


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