JFNA wishes everyone a very happy Passover! Our office will be closed in holiday observance tomorrow, so there will be no Daily Media Report.
Israel & Mideast:
In Mideast news, Israel's media focuses on Sunday's pending 'flytilla.' Secretary of State Clinton restores the flow of aid funding to Palestinian areas. An Iranian-Israeli radio station broadcasts Israeli news and views to Iran. An uneasy truce begins to affect Syria.
In the opinion pages, former President Carter voices concerns over the viability of peace talks. Former Israeli diplomat Dore Gold warns of the risks of supporting Iran by arming Iraq.
JPost -- Group calls on A-G to prosecute 'flytilla' activists http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=265825
National Journal -- Clinton Overrules Republican Lawmaker's Hold on Palestinian Aid
AFP -- Good morning Tehran! Israel beams a message to Iran http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ivDRa2uvAmzNi8VaGnliCJMvHJCQ?docId=CNG.8bba5a55cfbeab0879a12e3933d3f741.271
JPost -- Syrian truce fragile as tanks deploy in cities http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=265851
NY Times -- Don't Give Up on Mideast Peace http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/opinion/dont-give-up-on-mideast-peace.html?_r=1
Israel Hayom -- Arming Iraq is a mistake http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1720
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/1091809/71b3a30022/521804587/6f6ce4dce4/
Israel Advocacy and anti-Semitism:
An op-ed in YNet warns about an "Israelophobic star system" in show business. Jewish leaders call for action after a pro-Palestinian group posts fake eviction notices on a Florida campus. Anger and apologies fly after Australia's top Catholic official insults the "little Jewish people." An Israel-related question on an Ohio scholastic test raises hackles in the Jewish community.
YNet (opinion) -- Hollywood against Israel http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4215414,00.html
Florida Sun-Sentinel -- Jewish leaders demand response from FAU to actions of pro-Palestine group http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-04-11/news/fl-fau-eviction-investigation-20120411_1_noor-fawzy-palestine-fau-administrators
Telegraph (UK) -- Australia's most senior-ranked Catholic says Jews 'intellectually and morally inferior'
Cleveland Jewish News -- Test question raises concerns among Jews http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/local/article_1f36e0e8-8415-11e1-9d97-001a4bcf887a.html
For more on Israel advocacy, see the Israel Action Network’s most recent e-letter: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=253416 .
The Nonprofit Quarterly parses the fine print a new Federation provision affecting nonprofit advocacy. The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights a security risk nonprofits may be exposing their staff and donors to. A Wall Street Journal article explores how a New York museum cost itself donors while phasing out a team of lay leaders. The head of UJA-Federation of NY writes about Passover and hunger relief. TribeFest gets another strong review from its attendees. See full media coverage of the event at: http://www.jewishfederations.org/tribefest-coverage.aspx.
Locally, Federations are featured in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.
Nonprofit Quarterly -- Will New Federal Provision Stifle Advocacy? http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/20139-will-new-federal-provision-stifle-advocacy.html
Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Many Nonprofits Include Social Security Numbers on Public Documents, Study Finds http://philanthropy.com/article/Many-Nonprofit-Documents/131493/
Wall Street Journal -- Ousted Museum Group Angry Over Breakup http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304356604577337690483212170.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
UJAFEDNY -- Making Words Real About Hunger http://www.ujafedny.org/uja-federation-news-2/view/making-words-real-about-hunger/
KC Jewish Chronicle -- Random acts of Jewish community http://www.kcjc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1113:random-acts-of-jewish-community&catid=903:opinion&Itemid=2
LA Jewish Journal -- This year, more Angelenos than ever get Passover aid from local agencies http://www.jewishjournal.com/passover/article/this_year_more_angelenos_than_ever_get_passover_aid_from_local_agencies_201/
New Jersey Jewish News -- Christie visit seen as boost for NJ-Israel trade http://www.njjewishnews.com/article/9027/christie-visit-seen-as-boost-for-nj-israel-trade#.T4bVrVGXSSo
Philadelphia Business Journal -- Speed dating Philadelphia’s real estate titans http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/blog/natalie-kostelni/2012/04/speed-dating-philadelphias-real.html
Haaretz -- Mission Miami http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/anglo-file/rank-and-file-1.423906