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Solidarity mission to Israel now scheduled for Aug. 20 Updated July 30: The solidarity mission to Israel that had originally been scheduled to leave July 26 has now been rescheduled to leave Aug. 20.   Read the Full Story
Has the Rady JCC become all things to all people? You bet! By HARVEY ROSEN Leave it to the Rady JCC organization and its’ seemingly tireless groups of volunteers who are all experienced pros when it comes to making things happen. Read the Full Story
Jewish Federation to allocate $144,696 more to member agencies this coming year By BERNIE BELLAN
We’re a little bit late in reporting on budget allocations from the Jewish Federation to its member agencies for the 2014/15 fiscal year, but here are some of the highlights from the report of the Allocations Committee of the Federation, for the year Sept. 1, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2015:
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The Azizas: Winnipeg family with close ties to Israel typifies anguish of Diaspora Jewry By BERNIE BELLAN (Posted July 25) Like many other Winnipeg Jewish families, the Aziza family has many connections to Israel. Not only do they have many relatives there, the Azizas themselves recently spent four and a half years living in Israel. I sat down with the Azizas to discuss their thoughts about the current situation in Israel and, in particular, to find out from Benji what is going through his mind as he follows the news. You can watch the interview on this website at http://www.jewishpostandnews.ca/component/hwdvideoshare/viewvideo/151/local/aziza-family-interview?Itemid=163 Read the Full Story
Video of scenes from the Winnipeg rallies on this website By BERNIE BELLAN Posted July 22: Another article in "Local News" describes the circumstances that led to Winnipeg having not just one - but two different rallies of Israel supporters. Elsewhere on this site (at http://www.jewishpostandnews.ca/component/hwdvideoshare/viewvideo/150/israel-specific/rallies-video?Itemid=163) watch a video of a montage of scenes - primarily from the afternoon rally, that show the energy brought by the 100 or so supporters of Israel who turned out in the middle of rush hour. Read the Full Story
2 pro-Israel rallies today - one exciting; one not so exciting By BERNIE BELLAN (Updated July 21) The rally at Union Station was exuberant. Even though the later rally at the Asper Campus attracted a much bigger crowd than the one held this afternoon on Main Street (and later at the Human Rights Museum), the energy of the 100 or so who showed up for the afternoon rally far surpassed the energy exhibited at the Campus. (How many speeches from politicians and other dignitaries do you have to listen to anyway?) In the days to come we'll be posting more photos from both rallies - along with video clips. Keep checking this site. Read the Full Story
Scenes from the fabulously successful Russian-Israeli picnic Updated July 22 We now have loads of pictures from the very successful picnic put on by Boris & Eka Mednikov this past Sunday (July 20). Here too is the original story that we first posted 2 weeks ago: Read the Full Story
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre looking for new home By MYRON LOVE
It is now official. As of May 31, 2016, the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre – after 28 years at the corner of Smithfield and Main Street - will have to vacate its current premises and relocate somewhere else.
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Features

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Panelists agree: Jewish media need to change with the times By BERNIE BELLAN
The problems facing Jewish newspapers, similar to the situation facing newspapers everywhere in the world are daunting: Aging readerships and increased competition from other media, especially the Internet.
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“Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, or Paranoia?” A conversation with Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League By BERNIE BELLAN
Abraham Foxman has been the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League for 27 years. He has announced that he will be retiring in July, 2105.
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CBC foreign correspondent’s autobiography provides knowledgeable insight into Middle Eastern culture By MYRON LOVE
When media or politicians/diplomats write about or speak about the “Middle East Conflict”, they are generally using a misnomer. The term is used specifically to mean Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians – as if to imply that if only Israel would concede to all the Palestinians’ demands, freedom and democracy would break out everywhere and all would be light and peace.
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Newcomer couple establishing itself as unique photographer team By REBECA KUROPATWA
A Brazilian newcomer couple is making its mark on the Winnipeg photography scene, one customer at a time.
Madalena Leles Cohen (35) and Marcelo Cohen (35), through Sambajoy Photo and Art, provide unique and stylish ways for people from all walks of life to use professional photography to get there message across.
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Israel

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Pro-Israel Muslims seek alternative to radical Islam as a means for peace By MAAYAN JAFFE/JNS.org Jews around the world were inspired last month when Arab-Israeli teenager Mohammad Zoabi cloaked himself in an Israeli flag and spoke into a bedroom video camera, “I am an Israeli and will remain an Israeli. Israel will remain a Jewish and a democratic country.” Read the Full Story
"My Promised Land" issues strong condemnation of settlements Reviewed by JOSEPH LEVEN
Ari Shavit is a journalist who writes for Haaretz which is generally considered to be a left-of-centre newspaper very much opposed to the settlements.
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Opinion

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A Canadian Solution? Former Winnipegger Phil Reiss, who is now an Associate Professor at New York University, has been blogging occasionally for "The Times of Israel". On July 27 he published a very interesting piece in which he describes a potential role for Canada in the current situation in Gaza. Read the Full Story
Are circumstances getting worse for Jews and Israel? By Ben Cohen/JNS.org “That February, in Sarcelles, flaming objects were thrown into the Tiferet Israel School, destroying the building. In April, at Garges-les-Gonesse, firebombs were hurled at the synagogue. Read the Full Story
Canadian political parties bending over backwards to show support for Israel this time around By BERNIE BELLAN (July 18) At the time of writing Israeli troops are on the ground in Gaza. While every sane person in the world (and that excludes most of the Muslim world) would probably agree that if you fire a rocket at my home, I have the right to defend myself by any available means, the dynamics of this latest conflict are changing by the hour. Read the Full Story

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