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Job Opening at JCRC

JCRC is seeking a part-time community relations associate (20 hours/week).

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JCRC hosts Israel briefing for media leaders

JCRC hosted Times of Israel correspondent Rebecca Stoil, who briefed over 50 local journalists at our annual media luncheon.

Ms. Stoil also gave interviews to Paul W. Smith on WJR radio and was an on-air guest on WDET's Detroit Today morning show.

Media interest was especially high due to the barbaric terrorist attack that killed four Jews and a Druze policeman at a synagogue in Jerusalem. Links to some of the coverage:

Detroit Free Press report on the attack

The Detroit News report on the attack

"Detroit Today" on WDET-FM

Paul W. Smith Show/WJR radio

 

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News, Op-Eds and Other Resources

Updated regularly

 
What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel

by Matti Friedman in The Atlantic
The news tells us less about Israel than about the people writing the news, a former AP reporter says. Read full story 

Reject Political Correctness on Israel

Berl Falbaum is a former journalist and former journalism instructor. Read Full Story

Convicted Palestinian terrorist, now convicted in a U.S. court of immigration fraud, is no victim.

William A. Jacobson is a law professor at Cornell University. Read Full Story 

Despite change at top of U.S. Defense Department, America will remain committed to Israel’s security

Alex Fishman writes for Israel’s Yediot Ahronot daily. Read Full Story

Cheers for synagogue killing can't be forgotten

by Nolan Finley in The Detroit News

As poisoned as the killers must have been by mind-rotting hatred, those who stood and publicly praised such a grotesque spilling of blood are just as sickening. It is their adulation of murderers that allows the murder to continue; their refusal to shun brutality that enables the brutal to act in their name. Read full story 

The Role of Hamas and Fatah in the Jerusalem Disturbances

by Pinhas Inbari, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

The deterioration of the security situation in Jerusalem cannot be understood only on the Israeli-Palestinian level; it is umbilically connected to the chaos in the Middle East and to the great struggle between the moderate Sunni regimes and the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks to make the Jerusalem issue a rallying cry of the "Arab Storm." The Brotherhood's strategy hopes to unite all of the region's Islamic movements around the idea of the Muslim Caliphate with the Al-Aqsa Mosque as its hub. Read full story  

 

 

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Israel Wants Detroit Partnership

by Bankole Thompson, Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle (metro Detroit's African American weekly newspaper)

Israel’s top diplomat to the Midwest came to dinner to sell Israel as a product any nation or community would want to seek partnership with as part of his mission in establishing links and building new bridges. I came to dinner to advocate for Detroit as a place that is on the rebound with much untapped potential and a city that Israel should seriously consider establishing a meaningful relationship with in the form of a memorandum of understanding to promote trade and educational opportunities among other things between the two jurisdictions.  Read full story 

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