Category Archives: World

Jewish locals attend B’nai B’rith Institute gathering

Eleven Wilmingtonians recently participated in the 68th Annual Bínai Bírith Institute of Judaism at Wildacres: Pictured are, top row from left: Peggy Pancoe Rosoff, Dr. Bob Weinstein, Professor Don Habibi (UNCW and one of the speakers), Ben Habibi, Rabbi Apple. Read more » »

Parcell to Lead Ferrum

Ferrum College finally has a head coach. Director of Athletics Abe Naff has announced the hiring of Margaret Parcell as head men’s & women’s swimming coach. Parcell succeeds Donna Hodgert, who came to Ferrum after the expected closing of Sweet Briar College. When Sweet Briar stayed open Hodgert resigned to return to the Vixens. Read more » »

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Matisyahu ousted from Spanish festival for not endorsing Palestinian state (JTA)—Matisyahu was disinvited from a Spanish music festival because he would not publicly endorse Palestinian statehood. The Jewish-American reggae singer was scheduled to perform Aug. 22 at the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Benicassim, near Barcelona. Read more » »

Daily Kickoff: Bernie Sanders assures Jewish friend, „I didn’t eat the Iowa …

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Iran Deal Puts Aipac at Risk of Losing to Obama in Biggest Fight

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has long had an outsized reputation for clout and effectiveness. Lawmakers jockey to speak at its events, seek its backing and woo its members for campaign contributions. Now Aipac , the most prominent pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. Read more » »

Demétrio Magnoli fala sobre Irã e a segurança de Israel, na B’nai B’rith

O sociólogo Demétrio Magnoli manteve a atenção total do público do começo ao fim de sua palestra na B’nai B’rith, na terça-feira, 18 de agosto. Na análise do tema: „Irã em pauta”, foi muito além da questão do acordo nuclear. Read more » »

Bnai Brith Links Take the Win

For the first time since 2010, the Links are champions of the Fair Lawn Bnai Brith Softball League . The Bnai Brith Links are sponsored by Links Residential – Northern New Jersey’s Premiere Real Estate Agency. Read more » »

TPP Stumbles, Puts Sovereignty at Grave Risk

• Parties at odds over national interests. By Ronald L. Ray — A funny thing happened on the way to global governance. Just when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was supposed to move one step closer to world corporatocracy, it stumbled over nationalism and fell. Read more » »

The Darndest Things

Art Linkletter claimed, „Kids say the darndest things!” They do, and so do grownups, but – unlike kids – grownups should know better. Two good examples have actually been sighted fairly recently right here on the editorial pages. One was a frequently asserted claim that it was Democrats — not Republicans — who voted against the Voting Rights Bill. Read more » »

Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of …

Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers David Simon (right) talks with director Paul Haggis on the set of Simon’s new HBO series „Show Me a Hero.” (Photo courtesy of HBO) slideshow Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama „Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. Read more » »