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JFNA Daily Media Report -- April 10, 2012

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April 11, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Israel & Mideast:

In Mideast news, an Israeli official scoffs at Iranian claims to have snared an Israel-linked 'terrorist group.' Russia suggests sending UN forces now stationed along the Golan border to serve as observers in Syria. If Facebook 'friends' are any indication, PM Netanyahu has a big lead over his political rivals.

In the opinion pages, a YNet column explores why Israel fared so well on a UN 'Happiness Index,' a Washington Post column asserts that US-led sanctions are hurting Iran's wallet, and a Globes column urges the Israeli government to take a step back as US-led talks with Iran begin. JFNA held a call about global Iran sanctions last week -- see the briefing here:

JPost/Reuters -- 'Claims of Israel-linked terror group in Iran baseless'
Haaretz -- As Annan deal falters, Russia pushes for end of Syria violence
JPost -- PM is most popular Israeli politician on Facebook
YNet (opinion) -- Why is Israel so happy?,7340,L-4214341,00.html
Washington Post (opinion) -- The squeeze on Iran
Globes (opinion) -- Another "last chance" for Iran

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:

Israeli security prepares for a 'flytilla' of pro-Palestinian activists from Europe slated for Sunday; Arab groups seek a boycott of Adidas for its support of the recent Jerusalem Marathon. U2 lead singer Bono is visiting Israel; U2 had previously backed away from plans for Israeli concerts after pressure from pro-Palestinian groups.

YNet -- 'Flytilla' organizers: Israel won’t determine who enters Palestine,7340,L-4214776,00.html
Times of Israel -- Police preparing for pro-Palestinian European demonstrators
Huffington Post -- Arabs Boycott Adidas as Public Displeasure Shifts From the West to China Arabs Boycott Adidas as Public Displeasure Shifts From the West to China
JTA -- U2’s Bono on surprise Israel visit

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


An eJewishPhilanthropy column uses the latest Forbes list of billionaires to contrast US and Israeli donor instincts. Israeli police arrest the head of a nonprofit on fraud charges. In the UK, the Prime Minister's office sees 'bogus charities' as one reason for a recent cap on tax relief for donations. A new CEO is named by the Council on Foundations. Former President Clinton's address to a group of Federation donors is noted.

Locally, Federations are featured in Monmouth County NJ, Chicago, North Shore MA, and Buffalo.


eJewishPhilanthropy -- Philanthropy Nation?
Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Members of Israeli Aid Group Detained in Alleged Fraud of Food Donations
Guardian (UK) -- Rich using bogus charities to avoid tax, says David Cameron's spokesman
Nonprofit Times -- New CEO For Council on Foundations
Shalom Life -- President Clinton Addresses Jewish Federation Donors


NJ Jewish News -- Federation sends $390K to meet needs in Israel
Forward -- Chicago Hillel Feuds With Federation
Swampscott Wicked Local -- Cozy, comfy Cuddle Up Shabbat -- Real estate magnate, philanthropist Nathan Benderson dies

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