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JCRC Condemns Palestinian Terror Attacks
Dr. Richard Krugel, President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit, made the following statement in response to today’s terrorist attacks in Israel:
“Today’s brutal terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv and near Jerusalem once again show that the Palestinians would rather kill Israelis than return to the negotiating table. Read full statement
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Analysis: Jerusalem and Paris have been cooperating on intel for years
by Yossi Melman in The Jerusalem Post
French soldiers patrol through a terminal at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
After the Paris terrorist attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had instructed Israeli intelligence agencies to offer their help to their French counterparts. This was a political gesture, but redundant. Read full story
Israeli town turns dysfunction into opportunity
by Daniel Howes in The Detroit News
Yuval Bdolah leads the ReLod Project, which now has 300 students working to “rebrand” the ailing, ancient Israeli town into a place where young families can live, work and raise children.
Detroit’s not the only place struggling with fleeing residents, ethnic tensions, a dodgy reputation and a legacy of political corruption. Nor is it the only city trying to come to terms with epic dysfunction. Welcome to Lod, a backwater hard by Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport that “99.9 percent of the visitors who come to Israel would ever set foot in,” jokes Yuval Bdolah, 31, CEO of the ReLod Project that aims to reverse the trends weighing on a city that dates to ancient times. Read full story
Obama, Netanyahu minimize differences, renew call for peace
by Julie Pace, Associated Press
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shakes hands with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
Minimizing sharp differences, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to seeking elusive Middle East peace on Monday, though prospects for an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians appear ever further out of reach. Read full story
Michigan ranks last in laws on ethics, transparency
by Paul Egan in the Detroit Free Press
Michigan ranks last in a national study of state ethics and transparency laws and safeguards, set for release today, partly due to its weak public records law and an absence of laws requiring personal financial disclosures by lawmakers and top state officials. Read full story
Israel’s business reality challenges perception
by Daniel Howes in The Detroit News
Mayor Nir Barkat says his city, Jerusalem, is “far safer than every average American city.”
“Despite the political surroundings, the business here is literally going off the charts,” Jon Medved, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Our Crowd, told more than 20 Michigan CEOs in Israel this week to see what makes the entrepreneurial ethos of “Start-Up Nation” tick. “We will ... double the family business, if you will, over two years.” Read full story