Israel & Mideast:
An Israeli poll shows deep appreciation of support from US Jewry, a Knesset delegations comes to the US, Tel Aviv coverage by the Iron Dome defense shield is tested, Israel rejects a UN plan to investigate how Israeli settlements are affecting Palestinians, Israel warns its neighbors against letting protestors approach its borders in this Friday's 'Land Day' demonstrations, and an Israel diplomat flees a conference in Morocco after angry crowds gather to protest Israel.
JPost -- '95% of Israelis think US Jewish support essential' http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=263330
Israel National News -- Israeli MKs Arrive in U.S. to Hold Dialogue with Local Jews http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/154143
Haaretz -- IDF to test deploy Iron Dome batteries across Tel Aviv area http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-to-test-deploy-iron-dome-batteries-across-tel-aviv-area-1.420775
BBC -- Israel ends contact with UN Human Rights Council http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17510668
YNetnews -- Israeli diplomat rescued from Morocco: I was told to leave ASAP http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4208268,00.html
Times of Israel -- Israel to neighbors: Don’t let protesters reach our borders http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-neighbors-dont-let-protesters-reach-borders/
For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page: http://www.jewishfederations.org/Weekly-News-Items-in-Israel.aspx
NPR explores the French national discussion over how one of its citizens could commit such hateful crimes, and France's premier instructs security forces to hunt for Islamic extremists. In the wake of the attacks, the leader of the JFNA's Secure Community Network is profiled about security in North American Jewish institutions. A US Supreme Court ruling may finally give Americans born in Jerusalem the right to list Israel as their birthplace on passports.
JFNA issued a briefing last week on the Toulouse events: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252847.
NPR -- With Gunman Dead, France Probes For Answers http://www.npr.org/2012/03/23/149204409/with-gunman-dead-france-probes-for-answers
Telegraph UK -- Toulouse siege: Nicolas Sarkozy launches hunt for Islamic extremists http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nicolas-sarkozy/9167548/Toulouse-siege-Nicolas-Sarkozy-launches-hunt-for-Islamic-extremists.html
Jewocity -- Building the Culture of Security the Goldenberg Way http://www.jewocity.com/blog/building-the-culture-of-security-the-goldenberg-way/1199
JTA -- Supreme Court rules federal courts can consider Jerusalem passport issue http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/26/3092340/supreme-court-rules-federal-courts-can-consider-jerusalem-passport-issue
For more security news, see the weekly SCN digest: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1091809/b314b249ce/521804587/6f6ce4dce4/.
JTA covers how US-based groups are exporting Israel advocacy expertise. A Canadian Catholic group passes a statement criticizing Israeli policies. The Jerusalem Post notes 'centrist' Israeli advocates taking part in a J Street conference.
JTA -- Translating U.S. pro-Israel advocacy for Jewish communities abroad—and taking care about context http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/25/3092312/translating-us-pro-israel-advocacy-for-jewish-communities-abroad-and-taking
Canadian Jewish News -- Catholic teachers pass resolution on Israel http://www.cjnews.com/international/journalist-calls-%E2%80%98zionist-bds%E2%80%99-times-essay?q=node/89610
JPost -- Reporter's Notebook: J Street evolution http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=263508
For more on advocacy, see the most recent IAN Insider: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=251938.
The JFNA's flagship young adult event kicks off its second year in Las Vegas, with over 1,400 in attendance. See JFNA's Briefing about the event: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252941. Follow the burgeoning virtual conference on Twitter via the #TribeFest hashtag at https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23TribeFest .
Fox 5 KVVU -- Jewish philanthropists gifting books, bags to CCSD students http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/17255429/ccsd-students-receive-backpacks-and-books-from-tribefest-2012
Heebonics -- TribeFest 2012 http://heebonics.blogspot.com/2012/03/tribefest-2012.html
Detroit Jewish News -- Welcome to TribeFest, Post 1 http://www.thejewishnews.com/welcome-to-tribefest-post-1?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=welcome-to-tribefest-post-1
Jewish Community Federation of SF -- TribeFest 2012 recap Day 1 http://sfjcf.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/tribefest-2012-recap/
See our media coverage aggregation at http://www.jewishfederations.org/tribefest-coverage.aspx.
The Federation-funded Bikkurim incubator's report on the needs of second-stage Jewish startups is featured in eJewishPhilanthropy. 2012 may see a hiring boom by nonprofits. A Commentary column says actual donation levels undercut the theory that US support for Israel is eroding. A JFNA briefing covers the passing of Murray Lender, a philanthropist and pillar of New Haven's Jewish community. http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252961.
Locally, Federations are featured in Washington, Orlando and San Diego.
eJewishPhilanthropy -- What Does a Post-Start-Up Need? Bikkurim Finds Out http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/what-does-a-post-start-up-need-bikkurim-finds-out/
Chronicle of Philanthropy -- More Than 40% of Nonprofits Plan to Add Workers This Year http://philanthropy.com/article/More-Than-40-of-Nonprofits/131314/
Commentary -- What Alienation? Donations to Israel Rise http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/03/26/what-alienation-donations-to-israel-up/
WTOP -- Service part of Jewish community's 'Good Deeds Day' http://www.wtop.com/?nid=740&sid=2801109
Heritage Florida Jewish News -- Florida’s election law and electoral participation http://heritagefl.com/2012/03/26/floridas-election-law-and-electoral-participation/
Jewish in San Diego -- Steven J. Morris to Resign As CEO and President of The Jewish Federation of San Diego County - Interim CEO Announced http://jewishinsandiego.blogspot.com/2012/03/steven-j-morris-to-resign-as-ceo-and.html