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February 13, 2015  RSS feed
Just a Nosh

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Volunteer guard was victim in attack at Copenhagen’s main synagogue

Dan Uzan, a volunteer guard fatally shot outside Copenhagen’s main synagogue in Krystalgade, was a 37-year-old whose father is Israeli and mother Danish.

The shooting occurred just hours after a fatal shooting Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14, at a free speech event featuring a Danish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, who is under police protection because of his cartoons caricaturing Mohammed.

Uzan was standing guard outside the synagogue, which was closed at the time of the attack, because of an event held at an adjacent building for approximately 80 people, who had gathered there to celebrate a family event, reportedly a bat mitzvah.

Two police officers were wounded in the attack.

Hours later, Copenhagen police shot and killed a suspect in the case.

Boehner says he kept mum on Netanyahu invite so W.H. wouldn’t get in the way

WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner said he kept the White House out of the loop when he invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress because he did not want it to interfere.

“I wanted to make sure that there was no interference,” Rep. Boehner (R-OH), said in an interview with Chris Wallace on the Fox News Channel.

The White House and congressional Democrats have complained that Boehner and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer did not consult with the White House or Democrats before organizing a speech to Congress to take place March 3.

Boehner said he wanted Netanyahu to speak in part because he wants him to rebut Obama’s claims that nuclear talks underway between Iran and the major powers are constructive.

“It is no secret here in Washington about the animosity this White House for Prime Minister Netanyahu,” he said. “I simply didn’t want them getting in the way and quashing what I thought was a real opportunity.”

A number of other Democrats have said they may not attend the speech.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in a floor speech that lawmakers not attending the speech would send the wrong message. “One of our strongest ally’s prime minister wants to speak before the Congress and they won’t even attend the speech? What do you think the headlines will be read as in Iran, by the terrorists in Gaza, by the terrorists in Judea and Samaria, by the terrorists in all parts of the world, such as in Lebanon, who want to destroy Israel?”

Israel’s Cabinet OKs $46 million plan to aid aliyah from France, Belgium, Ukraine

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Cabinet approved a more than $46 million plan to encourage immigration and to adapt the absorption process to Jews from France, Belgium and Ukraine.

“We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe. I would like to tell all European Jews and all Jews wherever they are: ‘Israel is the home of every Jew,’” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before the vote.

Among the programs included in the plan are encouraging links to Israel; increasing the number of immigration emissaries; and counseling on personally adapted absorption tracks while still in the countries of origin including on looking for work and establishing businesses in Israel.

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