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Can Israels friends save it from the EUs wrath? – The Jerusalem Post

| June 5, 2020

It seems like every few days theres news of another European leader commenting on the possibility that Israel will apply its laws to parts of the West Bank. Unsurprisingly, theyre almost always against it.But within this dj-vu-inducing news cycle, theres one specific recurring event: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell releases a statement calling for Israel to adhere to international law, sometimes with the more threatening addition that the EU will take action in response to unilateral moves.Then, we hear about the behind-the-scenes debate.

Analysis: Israeli annexation will harm everyone and please nobody – Middle East Eye

| June 5, 2020

If you meet an Israeli and wonder if they are rightor left, just listen to the terminology they use. If they insist on referring to theplanned process of Israel appropriating the Jordan Valley and other large parts of the occupied West Bank as applying sovereignty, they are certainly a right-winger. If they use the term annexation, chances are thisIsraeli leans to the left, as the term is used to refer to a violation of international law

When we do nothing in the face of racism and brutality, we represent Amy Cooper and Derek Chauvin. We are complicit. – PublicSource

| June 5, 2020

In the past two weeks, we watched police officers snuff George Floyds breath and life away and a white woman report Christian Cooper to the police simply for asking her to put her dog on a leash in an area where dogs were required to be on leashes. Just weeks before these most recent events, Ahmaud Arberys murder by two vigilantes while jogging in plain daylight rose to national awareness. Nearly two years ago in my beloved hometown, 17-year-old Antwon Rose II was murdered, shot in the back by police as he ran away

As Middle East tensions mount, he may be the last one left with any shot at brokering peace – Laredo Morning Times

| June 5, 2020

JERUSALEM - Nikolay Mladenov might just be the last person left with any shot at advancing peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Wise Sons goes Middle Eastern; Saul’s Deli owners will give it another go – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 5, 2020

In March, Sauls Restaurant and Jewish Delicatessen co-owners Peter Levitt and Karen Adelman had sold their restaurant after more than 30 years and were looking forward to retirement. But when the sale fell through because of the pandemic, they closed their doors and took some time to reassess.

Jordanian FM says annexation will lead to ‘confrontation and anarchy’ – The Times of Israel

| June 5, 2020

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Thursday warned against Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank, saying the move would lead to confrontation, anarchy and hopelessness. Safadi made the statements to an international summit discussing the Islamic State, Channel 13 reported

Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC, on Exploring Targeted Testing for the Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA Mutation – Cancer Network

| June 1, 2020

In a recent study, presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program, theBRCAFounder OutReach (BFOR) offered pre-testing online education with posttest engagement of primary care providers. In an interview withCancerNetwork, Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC, a genetic counselor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, offered background on why the study was conducted in this patient population.

I’m a black reverend whose grandfather marched with King and Heschel. Here’s how white Jews can support black people right now. – JTA News

| June 1, 2020

ATLANTA (JTA) A lot of my Jewish friends are asking me how they can help and what needs to be done regarding the killing and lynching of individuals and families in the black community, most recently George Floyd. To put yourselves in our shoes for a moment, imagine what the response of the Jewish community would be if George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery or Breonna Taylor were Jewish?No doubt it would reach biblical proportions. One of the main challenges to interfaith collaboration is that since every group prioritizes its own challenges, we put less work into reciprocity and interfaith collaboration

A peace treaty is not the license to extortion – Weekly Blitz

| June 1, 2020

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen For years, Egypt and Jordan have exploited their peace treaties with Israel as a tool of extortionto prevent Israel from pursuing its security and political interests

European allies of Israel against Hezbollah, but also against annexation – Al-Monitor

| June 1, 2020

Jun 1, 2020 Austrias parliament adopted on May 29 a resolution urging the government in Vienna and the European Union to take decisive actions by reassessing Hezbollahs entire organization as a terrorist movementand not just its military branch. Hailing the nonbinding resolution, Israels newly appointed Foreign MinisterGabi Ashkenazi stated on May 31 that this is an important decision against Hezbollah.


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