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Code Red Siren Testing in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Home Front Command is continuing its testing of the Code Red incoming rocket alert siren, with today’s (Wednesday July 22) activations performed in Jerusalem.

The test was carried out in the morning, with the sound of the Code Red rocket alert siren being heard throughout the city of Jerusalem and in the surrounding suburbs, including Giva’at Ze’ev and Ma’ale Adumim.

In an actual emergency, the sound of the siren would rise and fall THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION.

This morning’s activation was only a test.

Burger King Returning to Israel

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The Burger King franchise will be returning to Israel.

Burger King arrived in the Israeli market in 1994, but cancelled the contract with Rikamor Ltd. following a worldwide boycott by Muslim groups, after Rikamor opened a Burger King branch in the Israeli city of Maaleh Adumim.

By 2010, all the Burger Kings in Israel were shut down.

Orgad Holdings bought the branches and converted them into the Israeli-based Burger Ranches.

Now, Tunisian-born businessmans, Pierre Besnainou, is planning to open 50 Burger King outlets around Israel over the next 5 years, with an initial investment of $12 million.

The first branch is scheduled to open in August, and 5 more by December.

But will they open in the cities of Maaleh Adumim, Ariel and Ginot Shomron?

Update: Israeli Man Stabbed Near Mishor Adumim

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Police report that an Israeli man (19) was stabbed near Mishor Adumim.

He is lightly-moderately injured and conscious.

MDA received a call at 7:53 AM, of a wounded man near the Al-Zaim checkpoint.

MDA treated the man for wounds on his upper body, before he went to nearby Hadassah – Mount Scopus hospital.

Police are searching the area for the Arab assailant.

Jerusalem-Ma’aleh Adumim Road Blocked

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

The road from Jerusalem to Ma’aleh Adumim is closed to traffic due to Arab stone-throwing.

Young Arab Teens Confess to Attacking Border Guard Officers

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Three young Arab teens were arrested Mondayin connection with a firebombing attack on Border Guard police officers near Jerusalem.

The wannabe teen terrorists were caught in the act following a covert investigation that saw the group hurling firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Border Guard officers patrolling in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis.

The teens, ages 13 and 14, live in Azaria, near the nearby city of Ma’ale Adumim. They confessed to the attacks during the investigation, and also admitted to involvement in other incidents as well.

Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Earlier this month there was a corporate-sponsored event at Harvard University which included a panel advocating the virtues of the BDS Movement (Boycott of, Divestment from and Sanctions against Israel). Now we now learn of a recent decision by the Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) to suspend its contract with the Israeli carbonated water machine company SodaStream.

This boycott of the Israeli company was described in an article in Harvard’s school newspaper, The Crimson: “HUDS Suspends Purchases from Israeli Soda Company.” It is sure to ignite the ire of any who believe the last thing a university dining service should get involved in is international disputes, let alone those who will be outraged that any part of Harvard University is boycotting an Israeli company.

That decision by some in the Harvard administration should give pause to the parents of the 6,400 students in each class who will be spending a total of approximately $240,000 to attend the college for four years, while the university condones and participates in a movement to financially strangle a company simply because it is based in the Jewish State.

SodaStream, you may recall, was targeted by the BDS movement because its main factory was located less than five miles from Jerusalem, in the town of Maale Adumim. This town is across what Israel-haters support as an Apartheid Line (the “Green Line”) beyond which no Jews should live, breathe, work or employ Arabs, the BDS crowd actively sought to boycott the company.

Put aside the fact – which is mentioned in the Crimson article – that SodaStream already surrendered to the hatred and will move its operation to an area in which it is still largely deemed acceptable for Jews to own property (ironically this move means the loss for many if not all of the company’s 900 non-Israeli Arab workers of their highest possible paying employment). Yes, put aside that fact. That is what Harvard did when it chose to boycott SodaStream because, in the words of one of the students involved: “the machines and their association with the disputed territory could be offensive to Palestinian students.”

That student, Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, a member of Harvard University’s Progressive Jewish Alliance and the Open Hillel movement, explained why she believed the Harvard University Dining Services had to remove the Israeli company’s machines:

I think it is neither anti-Israel of anti-Semite [sic] to take [a] stand against the occupation. These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights.

In other words, no matter what Israel does, even caving to the demands of the haters will have no impact on the strength of the protest.

Such a position might move one to refrain from taking any action to accommodate the pain of others, mightn’t it?

In addition to Sandalow-Ash, whom the Crimson identified as present at the meetings preceding Harvard’s decision to boycott Sodastream, also present were representatives from HUDS, Lowell House Masters Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin, Mather House Co-Master Michael Rosengarten and Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde.

Following the discussions, according to the Crimson article, the Harvard Dining Services “agreed” to remove SodaStream labels on the machines they already have and to purchase machines from other companies in the future.

Repeated efforts to obtain input from David Davidson, managing director of Harvard University Dining Services, Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde, Harvard University president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow were unsuccessful, as were attempts to obtain a response from rabbis at Harvard’s Hillel.

American-Israeli PR Pioneer Charley Levine Dies at Age 62

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Charley J. Levin, a Texas native who became one of the most widely-known interviewers of American leaders, died Sunday at the age of 62 after a short illness.

His funeral will take place at 4 p.m. (10 a.m. EST) at Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.

Levine founded the very successful Lone Star Communications and was a media consultant to several prime ministers.

He is survived by his wife Shelly and their three children.

The family home, where shiva will be held, is in the national-religious neighborhood of Mitzpeh Nevo, which Shelly Levine and her real estate agency helped develop.

Levine also is survived by three grandchildren and several grandchildren.

He earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Near eastern Studies and a master’s degree in journalism before moving to Israel in 1978 with his wife Shelly. Levine served as a spokesman for the IDF and as a civilian moved into the field of PR in private life, representing the Ruder Finn agency before launching his own company

Among his interviewees over the years were Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Al Gore, American Jewish leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.

He worked actively on behalf of aliyah.

The video below is form a news program on awards Levine’s PR firm won.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/american-israel-pr-pioneer-charley-levine-dies-at-age-62/2014/11/17/

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