Israel & Mideast:
A long-range rocket fired from the Egyptian-held Sinai lands in Eilat but causes no damage, prompting Israeli officials to vow to target those responsible for this and other attacks on Israelis at home and aboard. Meanwhile, the U.S. says Iran’s nuclear efforts stumbled in 2011.
JFNA will be holding a call tomorrow on global Iran sanctions -- see the briefing here: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=253144).
N.Y. Times -- Rocket From Sinai Lands in Israel http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/world/middleeast/rocket-from-sinai-lands-near-eilat-israel.html
Jerusalem Post -- PM on Eilat rocket: We can never stop fighting terror http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=264934
Haaretz (analysis, Amos Harel) -- Israel is powerless as terror groups target touristy border town http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-is-powerless-as-terror-groups-target-touristy-border-town-1.422773
Jerusalem Post -- ‘IDF has recently thwarted 10 terror plots from Sinai’ http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=264997
Haaretz -- IDF chief: Israel will reach all terrorists behind overseas attacks http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-chief-israel-will-reach-all-terrorists-behind-overseas-attacks-1.422893
Haaretz -- U.S. report: Iran nuclear program hit obstacles in 2011 http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/u-s-report-iran-nuclear-program-hit-obstacles-in-2011-1.422754
For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page: http://www.jewishfederations.org/Weekly-News-Items-in-Israel.aspx
For more security news, see JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN) news page: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1091809/4c6622a13c/521804587/6f6ce4dce4/.
PM Netanyahu blasts a noted German author for an anti-Israel poem, while the Arab League urges a new boycott of Israel. Meanwhile, Peter Beinart and Boston’s Barry Shrage debate anti-Israel boycotts, and notorious Israel-basher Norm Finkelstein speaks to Haaretz.
Times of Israel -- PM slams Gunter Grass over Iran poem http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-slams-gunter-grass-over-iran-poem/
Times of Israel -- Arab League calls for Adidas boycott after Jerusalem marathon http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-countries-boycott-adidas-for-endorsing-jerusalem-marathon/
JTA -- Beinart, Boston federation head spar over Birthright http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/04/04/3092554/beinart-boston-federation-head-spar-over-birthright
Haaretz -- Norman Finkelstein bids farewell to Israel bashing http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/focus-u-s-a/norman-finkelstein-bids-farewell-to-israel-bashing-1.422684
For more on Israel advocacy, see the Israel Action Network’s most recent e-letter: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252919.
Globally, Hartford’s Cathrine Fischer Schwartz pens an eloquent case for Federated giving; the large Detroit TribeFest delegation looks back fondly; Chicago’s Federation inspires an Israeli non-profit model; and Israel’s ‘Globes’ business paper lists the world’s wealthiest Jews.
Locally, Federations are featured in Central N.J.; Orlando; Southern N.J.; and Toronto.
E-jewishphilanthropy (commentary, Cathrine Fischer Schwartz) -- MaNishtana? Why is Federation Different from all Other Jewish Charities? http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/manishtana-why-is-federation-different-from-all-other-jewish-charities/
Detroit Jewish News -- A Trip to Remember (highlights TribeFest, Federation) http://www.thejewishnews.com/a-trip-to-remember
Chicago JUF News -- Chicago Federation inspires model for Israel’s own community-based non-profit (highlights Federation) http://www.juf.org/news/israel.aspx?id=414834
Globes -- “Forbes Israel” ranks wealthiest Jews http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000739507
Orlando Sentinel -- Hunger Seder prepares Jewish teens for Passover (highlights Federation) http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/os-hunger-seder-passover-20120406,0,5516707.story
N.J. Jewish News -- Mission visits Cuba on the verge of change (highlights Federation) http://www.njjewishnews.com/article/8961/mission-visits-a-cuba-on-the-verge-of-change#.T32rNfCXSSo
Shalom Life -- “Our Jewish Community Reads!” with the help of Itanu Toronto (highlights Federation) http://us.shalomlife.com/news/16943/our-jewish-community-reads-with-the-help-of-itanu-toronto/
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent -- Philanthropist Is Co-Owner of Papers (mentions Federation) http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/25654/Philanthropist_Is_CoOwner_of_Papers