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NEGOTIATE? NEGOTIATE WHAT? MORE OF THE SAME, LATER?

OPINION: USA INTERVENTION IN GAZA DISPUTE IS OFF THE MARK

Raymond Hall

The United States' attempt to achieve a cessation of all hostilities in the Israeli-Gaza conflict and to engage the parties in discussions to resolve the conflict is doomed to failure by reason of the State Department's apparent inability to truly grasp the nature of the issues and the interests of the parties. Its immediate motivation, to end the needless loss of innocent lives, while noble, deals with the symptoms of the dispute, not with the underlying issues themselves, and can at best only delay the inevitible, arguably, at greater cost.



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EDITOR'S SPECIAL REPORT FROM ISRAEL: COULD WE GET HOME ON A DINGY? AND WILL PREPPY FIND HER MATCH?

by Rhonda Spivak, July 24, 2014



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ORLI AVIOR REPORTING FROM ASHKELON: MISSILE HITS MY NEIGHBOUR'S HOUSE AND MEDICAL CLINIC

by Orli Avior, July 18, 2014



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SPECIAL WJR WARTIME COVERAGE: WINNIPEGGERS FROM ALL OVER ISRAEL GIVE FIRST-HAND REPORTS ON LIVING UNDER FIRE

SARA DUVDEVANI (BENNAROCH), ALIZA HORNSTEIN (COHEN), RONNI KIVES, MICHAL SOLOMON, JASON SCHWARTZMAN, KOBY TANZER, LEIBA SMITH (LORI-SUE CHARACH), ANDREA RUBINFIELD LEVY, RABBI ARI ENKIN, REESA COHEN STONE AND KERRY AURIAT SEND UPDATES

by Rhonda Spivak, July 14, 2014



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EDITOR'S DISPATCH FROM BOMBSHELTER IN NETANYA: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE HADERA POWER PLANT

by Rhonda Spivak, July 13, 2014



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EDITOR'S DISPATCH FROM ISRAEL: WHY I DON'T EXPECT THIS WAR TO END IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS

by Rhonda Spivak, July 23, 2014



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Website Last Updated: 07/25/2014
    Local News
Winnipeg Community Rallies for Israel
By Faith Kaplan, July 24, 2014

URGENT: Winnipeg Walks the Talk Solidarity Mission to Israel – TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
July 24, 2014

From Globe and Mail : Only one Runway in Use at Ben Gurion Airport
posted July 23 , 2014

Fringe Reviews: GOD: A Comedy In One Act by Woody Allen and Red Hot Mama: A Sophie Tucker Cabaret
by Jane Enkin, July 20, 2014

Editor's Report from Netanya: The Ruskies Aren't Afraid-Tourists Still coming- Red Wine may help Depression from Rocket Fire
by Rhonda Spivak, July 21, 2014

Editor's Special Report A Day Before War Breaks Out : A War on Terror or Tuna?

On Terror or on Tuna?
by Rhonda Spivak, July 8, 2014

Editor's Report from Israel: Bombs Going Off- My First Air Raid in Tel Aviv During Ha'aretz Peace Conference-Israel Prepares for War-WJR will provide Expanded Wartime Coverage
July 9, 2014

Review of Davy the Punk -- The very Jewish story of my father's life in the gambling business
by Jane Enkin, July 17, 2014

THE JNF HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL BREAKFAST FOR ISRAEL FUNDRAISER IN GIMLI, MANITOBA
July 17, 2014

MP Joyce Bateman expresses her support for Israel and stands by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his response to the recent terrorist attacks
For Immediate Release, July 14, 2014

David Bedein: Advisory to Journalists in Middle East: When a “Cease-Fire” is not a Cease-Fire
by David Bedein, July 14, 2014

JOINING FORMER IDF DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF UZI DAYAN AT SECURITY BRIEFING ON MOUNT SARBATA: JORDAN VALLEY SERVES AS ISRAEL'S STRATEGICALLY VITAL SECURITY BUFFER

Jordan valley is Israel's security buffer against any attempt by jihadist ISS to overthrow King Abdullah and advance to Jerusalem
by Rhonda Spivak, July 12, 2014

DAVID RAMATI: ANALYSIS RE POSSIBLE ISRAEL GROUND INVASION INTO GAZA
By David Ramati, Middle East Correspondent, July 12, 2014

The Balding at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, July 16-27, 2014-20 YR OLD MONTREAL JEWISH KID WHO IS LOSING HIS HAIR
July 1, 2014

JEWISH CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -AL BENARROCH
July 1, 2014

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER TO VISIT ELDERLY WOMAN IN RETIREMENT RESIDENCE
June 29, 2014

EDITOR's DAUGHTER LEAH CORNE IN WARSAW: THE REMAINS OF THE WARSAW GHETTO, ANTI-SEMITISM IN POLAND-AND THE MARCH OF THE LIVING
by Leah Corne, grade 10 student Gray Academy June 29, 2014, with files from the Winnipeg Jewish Review

GAIL ASPER's SPEECH INTRODUCING MOE LEVY ON HIS RECEIVING THE SCOPUS AWARD FROM HEBREW UNIVERSITY
June 26, 2014

Bob Bossin’s Davy the Punk at the Prairie Theatre Exchange July 16-27 -The very Jewish story of my father’s life in the gambling business
June 26, 2014

Town of Kenora Accepts BB Camp`s Offer to Purchase 30 Acres of Town Island
posted July 3, 2014

Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Announces New CEO Adam Bronstone
June 26, 2014

Barry Shaw: The ISIS take over of Iraq leads to Jerusalem!
By Barry Shaw, June 14, 2014

EDITOR'S REFLECTIONS AFTER VISITING THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF BRUSSELS AND NEARBY GREAT SYNAGAGUE- WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR JEWS IN EUROPE?
By Rhonda Spivak, June 23, 2014

DO YOU NEED A WELL DESERVED BREAK FROM CARING FOR A LOVED ONE? SENIORS GENTLE CARING COMPANIONS ARE HERE FOR YOU !
June 4, 2014

Heather Stefanson’s Private Member’s Statement on Moe Levy delivered on May 14, 2014, in the Legislature
June 23, 2014

RABBI ZALMAN SCHACHTER SHLOMI DIES AT 89
July 4, 2014

From the Winnipeg Sun: Winnipegger says israel Wants Peace
July 22, 2014

Fringe Review: Anatolia Speaks
by Jane Enkin, July 20, 2014

Fringe Review: Spilling Family Secrets
By Jane Enkin, July 20, 2014

Investigative Report: Green Olive Tours Promotes Palestinian Maximalist Claims Not In Accord with Any Two State Solution
by Tatiana Becker, July 21, 2014

Rhonda Prepes in Israel: Dazed, Confused and Lost in the Muslim Quarter !
by Rhonda J. Prepes, July 18, 2014

Rhonda Prepes From Israel: Things are just a little harder here
by Rhonda J. Prepes, July 14, 2014

NOAM BEDEIN: PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH A "BALL OF FIRE" IN SDEROT, SATURDAY NIGHT, 28/06/14
By: Noam Bedein, Sderot Media Center, July 3, 2014

Former Winnipegger Rabbi Yosef Benarroch Reporting from the the Funeral of Naftali, Gilad, and Eyal

Netanyahu "While there are those who glorify death, we the Jewish people glorify life".
Rabbi Yosef Benarroch, July 3, 2014

GWEN SECTER CREATIVE LIVING CENTRE CONTEMPLATES FUTURE-COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
July 3, 2014

ALAN LEVY: IN RESPONSE TO THE KIDNAPPING OF YIFRACH, FRENKEL AND SHA'AR, ISRAEL SHOULD ENACT THE GOLDA SOLUTION
by Alan Levy, July 3, 2014

Editor's Report in Memory of Our Boys: From the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue to Netanya Israel
By Rhonda Spivak with files from Timothy Bratvold, correspondent for the Winnipeg Jewish Review based in the Judea/ Samaria (West Bank) July 3, 2014

FROM THE VANCOUVER JEWISH INDEPENDENT: REBECCA KUROPATWA: WINNIPEG GARMENT INDUSTRY STILL GOING STRONG
June 29, 2014

Tim Boxer: Eli Wallach: The Ultimate Character Actor
By Tim Boxer, June 27, 2014

JOHN FARBER: BOOK REVIEW OF LIKE DREAMERS: THE STORY OF THE ISRAELI PARATROOPERS WHO UNITED JERUSALEM AND DIVIDED A NATION
by John Farber, July 4, 2014

FROM HA'ARETZ: MEET THE 'CHRISTOOZA,' A MEZUZAH FOR CHRISTIANS
June 24, 2014

Jane Enkin's Review of The Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble 50th Anniversary Gala Concert :Wonderful!
By Jane Enkin, JUNE 11, 2014

BGU University President Rivka Carmi, First Female President of an Israeli University, Delivers Address at BGU luncheon -
by Rhonda Spivak, June 14, 2014

MAX ROYTENBERG: OLD DOGS, NEW TRICKS
Max Roytenberg, June, 2014, Dublin, Ireland

Channah Greenfield: Review of NCSY 's Spring Regional Camp Chi
Channah Greenfield, June 11, 2014

Developing robots for warfare - Israeli research sees the future battlefield dominated by robots and unmanned devices
June 10, 2014

The 50 most influential Jews of 2014: 1-10
June 5, 20114

From the Toronto Star: Dov Marmur: Questioning United Church’s motives on occupation
May 27, 2014

Mira Sucharov: Values, Ethics, Community: Loved ones of dementia patients must learn to enter their reality-Rabbi Rose interviewed
By Mira Sucharov, Ma 29, 2014

Stealth Anti-Semitism in Middle School
by Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, May 15, 2014

Khaled Abu Toameh: Arabs: We Want Democracy - Like Israel
by Khaled Abu Toameh, May 16, 2014

BB CAMP KENORA'S SMALL REC HALL COLLAPSES
posted May 15, 2014

JEWISH FOUNDATION'S ASSETS REACH 90 MILLION- TRIBUTE TO MYRNA LEVIN, Z
by Rhonda Spivak, May 15, 2014

GOLDHAGEN GIVES CISA LECTURE TO PACKED BALLROOM
By Ran Ukashi, May 15, 2014

EDITOR'S SPECIAL REPORT: VIENNA'S CONTROVERSIAL HOLOCAUST MONUMENT- A STREET WASHING JEW
by Rhonda Spivak, Jun 11, 2014

Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University's Gala Luncheon Honouring Marjorie and Morley Blankstein is Huge Success
by Rhonda Spivak, May 23, 2014

Editor's Report from Jew Square in Vienna: A Tale of Anti-Semitism Long Before The Nazis
by Rhonda Spivak, May 15, 2014

David Matas: Justice for Jews from Arab countries and the Peace Process
by David Matas, posted May 28, 2014

Elliot Leven: Remembering Obie, Perfect Paula and the rest
By Elliot Leven, May 1, 2014

Shaarey Zedek Synagogue Disinvites Barnard From Reading Holocaust scroll- Did Federation Agree with this? Synagogue No longer Commenting on the record
by Rhonda Spivak, May 1, 2014

Rafi Hoult: Caroline Glick: One-State Solution: Viable? Perhaps Not.
by Rafi Hoult, Grade 12 Student at Gray Academy-April 22, 2014

Re: Rabbi Green Responds to Minyan at Desserts Plus
April 22, 2014

Editor's Report: Salzburg Austria's Antisemitic Shadows: Finding Jew Alley
by Rhonda Spivak, April 20, 2014

Elliot Leven: Etz Chayim Bar Mitzvah Evoked Rosh Pina Nostalgia
By Elliot Leven, April 5, 2014

JEWISH FEDERATION SERVES BOTH NON-KOSHER AND KOSHER FOOD AT YAD EVENT
by Rhonda Spivak, April 8, 2014

Rabbi Altein: Whose Money? Jewish Organizations Scheduling Their Events at Non-Kosher Facilities
by Rabbi Avrohom Altein, March, 2014

STATEMENT RE: KASHRUT FROM JEWISH FEDERATION AND LETTERS FROM RABBIS TO JEWISH FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA AND RADY JCC
March 9, 2014

COMMUNITY LEADERS DAVID AND RUTH ASPER RECEIVE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDALS
by Rhonda Spivak, March 3, 2014

EDITOR'S REPORT: BERNSTEINS IN MUNICH
by Rhonda Spivak, March 19, 2014

Special Report: Hamas and I on the Temple Mount
by Rhonda Spivak, written January 31, 2014, posted Feb 25, 2014

From the Deputy Defense Minister of the State of Israel: In Auschwitz on Holocaust Day --Three Lessons
By Danny Danon, January 28, 2014

EDITOR'S DISPATCH FROM THE DAVID CITADEL HOTEL: HARPER WOWS ISRAEL

MP Joyce Bateman: The Prime Minister’s visit to the Middle East was focused on increasing trade and investment and regional security
by Rhonda Spivak, January 22, 2014

Netanayhu and the Pope : The Vatican's Relationship with Israel
by Rhonda Spivak March 26, 2014

Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella to Receive Honourary Doctorate from U of M- A supreme sense of justice
By RHONDA SPIVAK, posted here May 28, 2014

Editor's Special Report: Into Ramallah -The Back Entrance,a Whiff of Nazism and Coca -Cola
By Rhonda Spivak, May 1, 2014

Terrorists & Kleptocrats: How Corruption is Eating the Palestinians Alive
June 15, 2014

New York Times Editorial Supports Netanyahu's position re: Palestinian Unity Government between Fatah and Hamas
by Rhonda Spivak, June 9, 2014

A Proposal for the Jewish Federation to Conduct a Comprehensive Study and Strategic Plan for Future Re: Inter-Marriage, Revival of Synagogue Life, Survey of Non-Synagogue Members, etc.
by Rhonda Spivak, December 28, 2013

Larry and Tova Vickar Endow their Combined Jewish Appeal Gift

Jewish Foundation of Manitoba fund allows donors to support the CJA in perpetuity
November 4, 2013

Editor's Special Report: Who Are the Corne Jews ? How I figured out the meaning of the last name Corne

Corne Jews were made to become grain speculators in Germany and blamed for rising food prices. The Antisemitic Corne Jew medal was first issued in Germany in 1694 and issued the last time in 1923 before the rise of Hitler
By Rhonda Spivak, December 7, 2013

Winnipeg Synagogue 2014 Assessment Values and Assessed Land Areas
Compiled by Rhonda Prepes, October 7, 2013 updated October 18,2013

Rabbi Green's Yom Kippur 5774 Sermon -Integrate Winnipeg's Synagogue Programs, With The Curriculum of the Gray Academy.
by Rabbi Alan Green, September 14, 2013

From the National Post: Canada’s human rights museum was meant as a unifying force, but, so far, has only inspired criticism
September 27, 2013

Dayan pushed PM Meir to consider using nuclear weapons in 1973 war
October 3, 2013

B'nai Brith Canada Criticizes CMHR: Decision to Exclude Material on Birth of Israel in Holocaust Gallery is A Serious Misstep

Human rights lessons which flow from the Holocaust include the creation of the State of Israel
by David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel August 10, 213

Q & A BETWEEN WJR & CMHR : HOLOCAUST GALLERY WILL NOT SHOW THAT 2/3 OF JEWISH D.P.’S WENT TO ISRAEL AFTER HOLOCAUST
by Rhonda Spivak, July 16, 2013

International Human Rights Lawyer David Matas: Rights and Redress for Jewish Refugees from Arab countries

Jewish refugees, at the time of their displacement, met the standard international law definition of refugees found in the Refugee Convention. Palestinian refugees, in contrast, are not refugees in the standard international law sense
by David Matas, posted May 16, 2013

MUST READ--EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DR. CATHERINE CHATTERLEY INTERVIEWS CMHR ABOUT CONTENT OF HOLOCAUST GALLERY
Dr. Catherine Chatterley & Dr. Clint Curle, April 3, 2013

The Gates on Roblin: Fine Food, Atmosphere and Rural Scenery -A romantic dinner for three
by Rhonda Spivak, December 12, 2012

Refugee Lawyer David Matas: UNWRA, Palestinian and Jewish Refugees :There are No International Instruments which Give Palestinians A Right of Return

There are real Palestinian refugees, Palestinians who fit squarely within the United Nations Refugee Convention definition, but they are not refugees within the jurisdiction of UNRWA. They are refugees from the West Bank and Gaza fleeing Hamas, the P
David Matas, posted October 26, 2012

    Israel
DAVID BEDEIN: RENEW TALKS WITH THE PLO: ASK FOR PLO RATIFICATION OF OSLO ACCORDS
by David Bedein, June 6, 2013

With encouragement from a VATICAN official, Israeli government finally denounces a Palestinian school system that was introduced more than 13 years ago.
by David Bedein, January 7, 2014

FIRST HAND ACCOUNT: MY VISIT TO UNWRA PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS
by Rhonda Spivak, posted April 7, 2011

I have recently been to two Palestinian refugee camps run by the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency [UNWRA] near Bethlehem. My visit has unfortunately have left me with the impression that the Palestinians as a whole are far from giving up on the right of return to their 1948 homes and villages in Israel.


    Next Generation
Nicki Meged: My View on the The Boycott Against Soda Stream
by Nicki Meged, March 25, 2014

Braden Ganetsky: P2G, the most exceptional trip at the Gray Academy
Braden Ganetsky, April 22, 2014

    Arts/Op-Eds
Brenda Barrie's Book Launch of
April 7, 2014

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    Obituary/In Memoriam
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