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1-7 Av, 5774                                                           July 28-Aug. 3, 2014 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES -- 560th Web Ed.



  
   ISRAEL PM NETANYAHU WARNS OF 'PROLONGED' GAZA CAMPAIGN




Mr Netanyahu said Israel would continue to act until it had achieved its aim of destroying militant group Hamas' network of underground tunnels.
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       ISRAEL REJECTS GAZA SCHOOL
           SHELTER ATTACK BLAME



 Israel suggests victims may have been brought to the UN
             shelter after they were injured, BBCi


The Israeli army has insisted that a mortar round it fired into a UN shelter in Gaza on Thursday in a clash with "militants" was not responsible for the deaths of at least 15 people.
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    STRING OF ATTACKS ON QUEBEC
                        JEWS

With violent undercurrents festering among anti-Israel protesters recently coming to the fore, B’nai Brith Canada is expressing its concern regarding the upcoming “Al-Quds Day” rally scheduled for this Saturday, July 26th at Queen’s Park in Toronto.  MORE>

       SUSPECTED AUSCHWITZ GUARD
          JOHANN BREYER DIES IN US



An elderly man in the US accused of Nazi war crimes has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.  Johann Breyer, 89, passed away in a Philadelphia hospital on Tuesday night, his attorney told US media.  His death followed an order by a US judge granting a request for Mr Breyer to be sent to Germany to stand trial. MORE>

      HAMAS-DECLARED CEASEFIRE IN
           GAZA STALLS AS CONFLICT
                     CONTINUES




A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives.  Hamas fired more rockets into Israel, accusing it of failing to abide by the ceasefire. MORE>
   
          ARIEL PROPERTY ADVISORS  
      ACCEPTS AWARD FROM JEWISH
             CHILDREN’S MUSEUM


  
Mendel Spalter, right, director of Outreach & Development
   for the Jewish Children’s Museum, presents a plaque to
                         honoree Shimon Shkury


The Jewish Children’s Museum honored Shimon Shkury, president of Ariel Property Advisors, at its 8th Annual Golf & Tennis Celebration held recently at the Cold Spring Country Club, Huntington, Long Island. MORE>

ADMINISTRATION CALL FOR DEMILITARIZATION OF GAZA WELCOMED

Conference of Presidents leaders, Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, welcomed the call by Deputy National Security Advisor, Anthony Blinken, for the demilitarization of Gaza as part of any cease fire agreement with Israel.  MORE>



           

       
                                    RABBI'S CORNER

 TISHAH B'AV:  ONLY THE LIVING CAN REMEMBER

By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

On Tishah B’Av, remembering is the rule. Tragedies happened, and we have to remember them. Not just the destruction of the Temple, indeed both Temples, but the long procession of calamities that accompanied all the ages.
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                                         NEWSMAKERS

GAZA CONFLICT: BERLIN PROTESTS SHOW DIVIDING LINES




Guilt over the Holocaust has made supporting Israel a doctrine of faith for much of the German public, BBCi

The Gaza conflict arrived in West Berlin's leafy main boulevard of Kurfuerstendamm on Friday. About 1,200 pro-Palestinian protestors processed past the designer shops, watched by elegant ladies sipping coffee in nearby cafes. MORE>

            COUNTING THE COSTS



A situation assessment took place as part of Operation Protective Edge in Tel Aviv today with President Peres, Defense Minister Yaalon, Chief of Staff Gantz and the members of General Staff. MORE>

OVER 200 N. AMERICAN OLIM LAND IN ISRAEL ON CHARTER NEFESH B’NEFESH FLIGHT



Ilana Barta, 23, from Teaneck, NJ, came to Israel to
marry her fiance there


TEL AVIV, Israel -- Despite the tense security situation in Israel, 228 new Olim from the United States and Canada arrived at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport today as new citizens, on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah charter flight, in collaboration with the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA. MORE>

EUROPE TODAY: A FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT BY PARIS-BASED, SWC DIRECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DR. SHIMON SAMUELS



Simon Wiesenthal Center, photo


In my three decades as Director of International Relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Center in our Paris office, I thought I had seen every form of Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism across the spectrum of right to left, of radical churches to mosques, to NGOs.
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 COMMUNITY NEWS

ADL WELCOMES CONDEMNATIONS BY FOREIGN MINISTERS OF FRANCE, GERMANY AND ITALY OF ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS AND HATE SPEECH

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week welcomed the declaration by the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy, which clearly and forcefully condemned anti-Semitic attacks and hate speech in their countries and stated that nothing, including events in the Middle East, could justify anti-Semitic incidents.  MORE>

LA CLIPPERS SALE 'CAN GO AHEAD' DESPITE STERLING'S OBJECTIONS



         Shelly Sterling: "I can't believe it's over. I feel good."

A US judge has ruled that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling. MORE>


LA RESIDENTS RELOCATE TO ISRAEL WITH  NEFESH B’NEFESH



Children coming off the plane on arrival

Despite the tense security situation, a charter flight of Nefesh B’Nefesh took off on Monday for Israel with 228 North American Olim (new immigrants), including 29 families and a remarkable 100 children (39 girls and 61 boys).  MORE>


YIDDISHKAYT TO HOST VOICES OF LA

LOS ANGELES -- "Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts" will bring together artists from the diverse communities of Los Angeles to collaborate on original works featuring music, dance, visual art, and spoken word performance which began on July 13. MORE>
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                            LOCAL

          ANNUAL PERIOD TO APPEAL
   PROPERTY TAX BILLS IS UNDERWAY


SACRAMENTO – California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills.  MORE>
                   
                       SPECIAL REPORT

        ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE STREETS
                         OF EUROPE




Anti-Israel protests across Europe have turned into violently anti-Semitic rallies that threaten the physical safety of Jews and tear at the fabric of democratic society. MORE>

                        BUSINESS/LEGAL

BANKS ACCUSED OF RIGGING
SILVER PRICE




Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the United States. MORE>

  GERMANY AND RUSSIA'S CONTRADICTORY RELATIONSHIP



Angela Merkel is keeping the lines open to President Putin in the belief that he might be won round, BBCi

Germany and Russia have a more complicated relationship than perhaps any other pair of countries. It is full of contradictions and tugs in different directions. MORE>
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