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29 Av-5 Elul, 5774                                                           Aug. 25-31, 2014 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES -- 563rd Ed.



  
  MUMBAI JEWISH CENTRE TO REOPEN SIX YEARS AFTER ATTACK



Indian forces eventually regained control of the
Jewish centre and killed several gunmen --BBCi


A Jewish center in the Indian city of Mumbai is due to reopen, nearly six years after it was attacked by gunmen in terror attacks on the city.
Six Jews died at the centre, which was one of several places targeted in the November 2008 attack.
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          FRENCH JEWS 'FACING GAZA
                    ANTI-SEMITISM'



French Jews say they are feeling the impact of events in Gaza, with a disturbing rise in anti-Semitism. M
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   ORGANIZATIONS SIGN STATEMENT
     AGAINST ASSAULT OF A JEWISH 
    STUDENT AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

We are deeply troubled by the physical assault against a Jewish student at Temple University.  Daniel Vessal, a CAMERA Fellow and member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, was punched in the face and knocked down and called "baby-killer, racist, Zionist pig" by individuals at the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) table that was part of "Templefest," an organizational exhibition on Aug. 20, 2014.

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  HOLOCAUST FAMILIES CRITICIZE ISRAEL OVER GAZA



More than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants have issued a statement condemning what they call Israel's "genocide" in Gaza. The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network placed the statement as an advertisement in the New York Times.  MORE>

     TERRORIST FEATURED ON YORK
         STUDENT GROUP WEBSITE


TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is concerned by a recent posting online by Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA) in Toronto. SAIA uploaded to their Facebook page a link to an interview with a member of Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, a terrorist organization. MORE>


 
ADL BRIEFED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
       ON RISING THREAT OF GLOBAL
                  ANTI-SEMITISM


NEW YORK -- At a time of widespread anti-Semitism around the world in response to Israel’s military action in Gaza, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) briefed key members of Congress about the rising threat to Jewish communities and possible actions that the United States could take in response. MORE>

  SHURAT HADIN: “THE UNITED STATES
  MUST DEMAND THE EXTRADITION OF
  HAMAS TERRORIST SALEH AL-AROURI
                     FROM TURKEY”


Shurat Hadin, Israel Law Center, has turned to U.S Attorney General Eric Holder to demand the extradition of senior Hamas leader Saleh Al-Arouri to the United States for the kidnapping and murder of American citizen Naftali Frenkel. MORE>

SPECIAL REPORT

      GAZA CONFLICT: EREZ CROSSING
      'ATTACKED' AMID ISRAEL RAIDS



     
Four Israelis were wounded in a rocket and mortar fire
                      attack on the Erez crossing—BBCi 

Israel says it has closed the Erez crossing after it came under rocket fire from Gaza, wounding four people.  The crossing is used by aid workers, journalists and Palestinians with Israeli permits to enter or leave Gaza.
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                                    RABBI'S CORNER

 A FEELING FOR THE LAW

By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

The opening verses of the sidra (Deut. 16:18) seem almost unnecessary. They tell us to have judges and officers in all our gates.
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                                         NEWSMAKERS

EMMY AWARD WINNERS



Julia Louis-Dreyfus collected the best actress in a comedy series for her role in Veep

LOS ANGELES -- BBC One drama Sherlock has won a hat-trick of awards at the US Primetime Emmys.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won best actor and best supporting actor in a miniseries, although neither was present to collect their awards. MORE>

SWC PRESENTS UN SEC.-GENERAL DOCUMENT LISTING 19 VIOLATIONS OF INT’L STATUTES COMMITTED BY HAMAS



l-r SWC Dir. of Govt. Affairs, Mark Weitzman, SWC Dean & Founder, Rabbi Marvin Hier, UN Sec.-General Ban Ki moon, SWC Associate Dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper & SWC Exec. Director Rabbi Meyer May, photo by Evan Schneider

NEW YORK -- At a recent meeting held at the United Nations, senior officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center presented UN Sec.-General Ban Ki-moon a document expressing concerns about Hamas' campaign of terror against Israel, and a review of the terrorist group's multiple violations of International Law, including the willful use of Gaza civilians as human shields resulting in massive casualties and the destruction of homes, schools, hospitals and even United Nations’ facilities.

CHAZAQ LEAPS ON THE SCENE;
WHAT IS CHAZAQ?




By RACHEL ELIYAHU

If you stop random people in Queens and ask them to describe the CHAZAQ organization, you will most probably receive a unique response from each individual. MORE>

DUTCHMAN RETURNS HOLOCAUST MEDAL AFTER FAMILY DEATHS IN GAZA

A Dutchman honored by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike
on Gaza.
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                        BUSINESS/LEGAL

CA-BASED TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT FIRM AND TWO FORMER EXECS CHARGED IN REVENUE RECOGNITION SCHEME

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Newport Beach, Calif.-based telecommuni-cations equipment company and two former executives accused of improperly recognizing as revenue more than a million dollars’ worth of inventory that was shipped to a Florida warehouse but not actually sold.
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BOA ADMITS DISCLOSURE FAILURES TO SETTLE SEC CHARGES

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement in which Bank of America admits that it failed to inform investors during the financial crisis about known uncertainties to future income from its exposure to repurchase claims on mortgage loans. MORE>

 COMMUNITY NEWS

MISSILES OVER JERUSALEM - A FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT BY RABBI ABRAHAM COOPER, SWC ASSOCIATE DEAN



(Posted on 8/19/14 on Simon Wiesenthal Center’s website)

About 24 hours ago, almost everyone in Cairo, Jerusalem, and Ramallah, thought they had a deal for a long-range truce in Gaza. Just before midnight, Tuesday, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean experienced up close and personal what a promise from Hamas means. MORE>

JNF TO HONOR GRAMMY™/EMMY™ AWARD WINNER CHARLES FOX, GOV. JERRY BROWN & ANNE BROWN



Charles Fox


LOS ANGELES – Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor Grammy® and Emmy® Award Winning Composer Charles Fox with the prestigious Tree of Life™ Award at its annual Tree of Life™ Award Gala next month. MORE>

PAUL MARKS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF JNET NORTHRIDGE



Paul Marks


LOS ANGELES -- The Board of Directors of JNET, a Jewish business networking organization, announces the election of Paul Marks of Rodeo Realty as president of its Northridge chapter. He is replacing Lisa Hannifin who is stepping down after leading the chapter for more than a year. MORE>

SKIRBALL TO HOST SUNSET CONCERT

LOS ANGELES -- The Skirball Cultural Center presents Sunset Concerts Thursday, August 28, 8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:00 p.m.) featuring Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys.  The concert is free admission; no reservations. MORE>


FALLEN FRUIT ON VIEW AT  THE SKIRBALL

LOS ANGELES -- Since May of this year, the Los Angeles–based art collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) has been in residence at the Skirball Cultural Center to create an exhibition inspired by the Skirball’s museum collection. MORE>


BEVERLY HILLS LAUNCHES “ONE BOOK, ONE CITY”

BEVERLY HILLS -- Beverly Hills Launches “One Book, One City” where readers of all ages come together for city’s literary program.  Join the City of Beverly Hills Public Library along with hundreds of teens, adults, and seniors in its first-ever One Book, One City community reading program going on now through October.
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                            LOCAL

GROUPS TO UC PRESIDENT NAPOLITANO: ENSURE ANTI-SEMITIC PROPOGANDA AND PROMOTION OF BDS ARE NOT BROUGHT TO UC CLASSROOMS

Following a scathing anti-Semitic statement recently released by the Union of Student Workers promoting the boycott of Israel and exclaiming the need to “educate” others on the “settler-colonial” and “apartheid” nature of the Jewish state, eleven groups, today, urged University of California President Napolitano to intervene and ensure that hate-filled propaganda is not brought to UC classrooms.
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