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JFNA Daily Media Report -- March 30, 2012

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March 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Israel & Mideast:

The U.S. moves to expand oil embargoes on Iran; Israeli officials tell the JPost that the U.S. won’t allow Iran to become another North Korea-like nuclear power; an Israeli defense publication says Israel has deployed the Iron Dome anti-missile system outside Tel Aviv; an Israeli pundit says the U.S. has used media leaks to prevent an Israeli attack on Iran; and a NY Times blog looks as the election of Shaul Mofaz to head Kadima this week.

JFNA will be holding a call next week on global Iran sanctions -- see the briefing here:

Jerusalem Post -- ‘US understands Iran can’t proceed like N. Korea’
N.Y. Times -- Obama to Clear Way to Tighten Iranian Oil Sanctions
Israel Defense -- Iron Dome Battery Deployed in the Metropolitan Tel Aviv Area for the First Time
Ynet News (analysis, Ron Ben-Yishai) -- US thwarting Israeli strike on Iran,7340,L-4209836,00.html
N.Y. Times’ ‘Latitude’ blog (analysis, Shmuel Rosner) -- The Rise of Mofaz

For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page:

For more security news, see JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN) news page:

Israel Advocacy:

The NY Times and JPost report on the day’s Palestinian protests; the Times of Israel says the protests seemed run-of-the-mill; NY Federation’s John Ruskay looks at the defeat of an Israel boycott in a Brooklyn co-op; Haaretz analyzes a PR campaign by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, and reports on the re-election of a notorious anti-Israel politician in the UK; and the Colbert Report takes on Peter Beinart.

N.Y. Times -- Palestinians Protest Land Seizure and Control of Jerusalem
Jerusalem Post -- Protesters in Israel’s neighbors mark Land Day
Times of Israel (analysis, Matti Friedman) -- At Friday’s Jerusalem protest, a familiar script
UJA-Federation of N.Y. (commentary, John Ruskay) -- Israeli Hummus Wins in Brooklyn
Haaretz -- The Muslim Brotherhood’s international charm offensive
Haaretz -- George Galloway tweets ‘long live Palestine’ to supporters after landslide U.K. by-election victory
Colbert Report (video, satire) -- Stephen Colbert interviews Peter Beinart

For more on Israel advocacy, see the Israel Action Network’s most recent e-letter:

TribeFest 2012:

Highly positive reactions continue to flow from the just-concluded 2012 TribeFest (see all the media coverage here:

N.Y. Jewish Week (commentary, Rabbi Arnold Samlan) -- A Boomer Looks Back at TribeFest 2012 (highlights JFNA, Federations)
Cleveland Jewish News -- TribeFest draws more than 1,500 young Jews (highlights JFNA, Federation)
Oy! Chicago -- What happens at TribeFest… (highlights JFNA, Federation)
The Jewdo blog (commentary) -- TribeFest! Updating From Las Vegas


Globally, two reports in Israeli media look at current social issues.

Locally, Federations are featured in Cleveland; Howard County, MD; MetroWest, NJ; Pittsburgh; Northern NJ; and Toronto.


Jerusalem Post -- Index measures inclusion for kids with disabilities
Haaretz – With the help of a secret investor, Tel Aviv community center to launch bilingual school


Baltimore Sun -- New director of Howard Co. Jewish Federation looks ahead (highlights Federation),0,955541.story
Cleveland Jewish News -- Access Jewish Cleveland offers one-stop information site (highlights Federation)
Bergen Record (NJ) -- North Jersey volunteers turn out for food drive (highlights Federation)
N.J. Jewish News -- Jewish leaders will accompany Christie on Israel trip (mentions Federation)
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle -- Mega Mission signs up 250th participant for trip (highlights Federation)
Shalom Life -- Director Len Pearl on his documentary, ‘The Jewish Canadians’ (highlights Federation)

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