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    more Jewish Singles Events and Discussion Items for Jews We will be going to the Jewish Singles Chat for Jewish Singles which is scheduled to start on Sunday
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2006
      more Jewish Singles Events and Discussion Items for Jews
      We will be going to the Jewish Singles Chat for Jewish Singles which
      is scheduled to start on Sunday May 7th, 2006 c.e. at 1 p.m. at
      Congregation B'nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, New Jersey
      07041 973-379-3811

      The Star-Ledger of Friday May 5th, 2006 c.e. listed the event
      AGES 40-60, Sunday May 7th, 2006 c.e. at 1 p.m. $5 Congregation
      B'nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, New Jersey 07041 973-

      The refreshments alone, which are delicious, are well worth the $5
      after the event many of the group's attendees usually adjourn to a
      nearby non-Kosher diner. The cost for the Jewish Singles Chat for
      Jewish Singles, sponsored by a group that we have no connection,
      with: is $5.
      You pay them if you go to it. You do not pay us.

      "Finding Congregation B'nai Israel
      Congregation B'nai Israel is at 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ,
      07041. Our office phone number is 973-379-3811.
      We are at the intersection of Millburn Avenue and Vauxhall Road.
      From downtown
      Millburn, approach the synagogue by heading East on Millburn Avenue
      (about 1
      mile) and turn right into the first parking lot entrance just past
      the synagogue
      building. If you miss this entrance, there is a second parking lot
      entrance at
      the traffic light just beyond the first entrance.
      If you are coming from Route 78 Westbound, take Exit 50B, Millburn.
      Turn right
      at the light at the end of the exit ramp onto Vauxhall Road. Follow
      the road
      less than 1 mile as it winds through a couple of lights and ends at
      a light at
      the T-intersection with Millburn Avenue. Staying in the left lane,
      turn left
      onto Millburn Ave, go straight through the light immediately in
      front of you at
      the first parking lot entrance and then turn left into the second
      parking lot
      entrance just before the synagogue.
      You can also get directions via Mapquest."

      We have no connection to the Jewish Singles Chat for Jewish Singles,
      or to its
      sponsors, but we will be going to it, and very highly recommend it
      to everyone
      who is Jewish and single, and within the age range that seems to
      have showed up
      last time for the Jewish Singles Chat for Jewish Singles, which
      seemed to be,
      roughly speaking, Baby Boomers, give or take a few years or so.

      Also listed in the Star Ledger of Friday May 5th, 2006 c.e. was
      the following event:

      This first group of events is from:
      JCC on the Palisades * 411 E. Clinton Avenue * Tenafly, NJ 07670 *
      Singles 50+
      Dancing Like the Stars & Brunch
      Sunday, May 7 • 12 noon
      Have fun as you learn the steps to the hottest dances including the
      Rhumba and more from our dance professional, Mich'I'el Murkofsky.
      Enjoy bagels, cheese spreads, salads and more.
      $15 JCC members • $18 nonmembers if paid by April 27
      $20 at the door

      Eating to Look and Feel Better
      Monday, May 15 • 7:30 pm
      Want to get into shape for summer? Are you interested looking and
      better? Rona Weiss will clarify confusions, controversies and
      questions about
      wholesome eating and loving ourselves.
      Rona Weiss MS, PhD, Nutritional Educator
      $4 JCC members • $6 Nonmembers

      Walk with Liz to Tallman State Park & Piermont in NY
      Sunday, May 21 • 10 am
      Cancelled in event or rain
      Meet at the JCC for carpooling to Tallman State Park at 10am or at
      Tallman Park
      at 10:30am. Enjoy a casual walk around the park and then walk to
      Piermont where
      we will go out to eat (at your expense). Allow 3-4 hours, wear
      comfortable shoes
      and bring water.
      For reservations call ext. 435.
      No Fee (There is a $2 carpooling fee)

      Walk with Liz in Morristown
      Sunday, June 11 • 9:30 am (rescheduled from April)
      Cancelled in event or rain
      Meet at the JCC for carpooling at 9:30am to the Frelinghuysen
      Arboretum or meet
      at the visitor's parking lot at the Arboretum at 10:30 am. There you
      will enjoy
      the Annual Daffodil Society Show. Then, if you wish, drive five
      minutes into
      town and join others for lunch. After lunch you are invited to join
      Liz for a
      one to one and a half hour historic walk around Morristown.
      For reservations call ext. 435.
      No Fee (There is a $3 carpooling fee)

      Musical Serenade under the stars
      Monday, June 12 • 7:45pm
      Enjoy a beautiful summer night, indoors or on the terrace, with
      Carlos and his guitar.
      Carlos is back to entertain us with some of your favorite songs
      spanning as far
      back as the 40's to recent years.
      $5 JCC members • $7 nonmembers

      Summer Dance
      Sunday, June 25 • 7:30 pm
      Great DJ-Light Buffet
      Singles of all ages Welcome
      $13JCC members • $18 nonmembers
      Cosponsored with the JCC of Rockland

      For more information contact:
      Esther Mazor, Singles Director x460

      To register please contact:
      Stephanie Cangro, Singles Administrative Assistant x435

      http://www.jcconthepalisades.org/articlenav.php?id=83Singles 30-47

      Happy Hour at Benningan's Tuesday, May 16 • 6:30 pm Takes place at
      Bennigan's in
      Englewood. Unwind and get Happy at this casual restaurant/bar
      located at 412 Van
      Brunt St (off Rt 4 west). Enjoy socializing with other singles in
      our own
      section. (Cash bar). Please note not at the Hilton.Registration
      required, call
      ext. 435. Fee: $5

      BBQ & Sports Day at the JCC has been cancelled it will be
      rescheduled Have fun
      playing volleyball and softball after you enjoy barbecued hot dogs,
      or veggie burgers, and more. Please wear sneakers, bring mitts and
      bats for
      softball. It is sure to be a great day of food and fun. Cosponsored
      with the JCC
      of Rockland Reservations required, call ext. 435. $18 with paid
      reservations •
      $23 after and at the door

      For more information contact: Esther Mazor, Singles Director
      x460emazor@... To register please contact:
      Stephanie Cangro,
      Singles Administrative Assistant x435scangro@...

      Singles 40-57
      Singles Schmooze
      Sundays, May 7 & June 11 • 6 pm
      Spend a casual evening getting to know other singles through
      discussions on
      various topics determined by the participants.
      Led by Jeff and Elaine
      $4 JCC members • $6 Nonmembers per session

      Progressive Dinner at In Napoli in Fort Lee
      Wednesday, June 7 • 7:15 pm
      Join us for a delicious dinner and socializing with other singles.
      Menu includes salad, choice of entrée (including fish and pasta),
      and coffee.
      116 Main Street, please call (201) 947-2500 for directions only.
      Reservations required, call ext 435.
      $25 if paid by June 5, $28 after and at the door (includes tax and

      5 Minute Dating
      Sunday, June 25 • 4 pm
      Singles 40-55 only
      Don't miss this chance to meet and date several different people one-
      on-one for
      5 minutes each in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy socializing with
      everyone during
      our breaks.
      Reservations required, call ext 435
      $15 if paid in advance • $20 at the door (based on availability)
      Men are encouraged to register.

      BBQ & Sports Day at the JCC has been cancelled it will be rescheduled
      Have fun playing volleyball and softball after you enjoy barbecued
      hot dogs,
      hamburgers or veggie burgers, and more. Please wear sneakers, bring
      mitts and bats for softball.
      It is sure to be a great day of food and fun.
      Cosponsored with the JCC of Rockland
      Reservations required, call ext. 435.
      $18 with paid reservations • $23 after and at the door

      For more information contact:
      Esther Mazor, Singles Director x460

      To register please contact:
      Stephanie Cangro, Singles Administrative Assistant x435

      Directions to the JCC (Jewish Community Center) on the Palisades *
      411 E.
      Clinton Avenue * Tenafly, NJ 07670 * 201·569·7900
      these directions were found at:

      Exit 161 to Route 4 East. Continue directions from Route 4.

      Exit 163 to Route 17 South to Route 4 East.
      Exit 18 to Route 46 East to Grand Avenue. Proceed North past Route 4
      and continue as described below (from Route 4).

      FROM I-80 EAST
      To Garden State Parkway North to Exit 161 and then to Route 4 East.
      FROM ROUTE 4
      Exit at Grand Avenue/Englewood. Follow Grand Avenue North about 1
      mile, where it
      becomes Engle Street. Continue on Engle Street past Englewood
      Hospital. 2nd
      Traffic light past hospital make right onto E. Clinton Avenue. JCC is
      approximately 1 mile on left.

      Go over George Washington Bridge to Palisades Parkway North. Get off
      at Exit 1,
      Englewood Cliffs & Palisades Avenue. Make right and go to 1st light.
      At light
      make a right onto Route 9W No. At 4th light make a left onto E.
      Clinton Avenue.
      JCC is ¾ mile on right.

      Take New Jersey Turnpike (95) No. or Route 80 East to Broad Ave.
      Exit. Bear
      right onto Broad Ave. toward Englewood. Broad Ave. will become Dana
      Place. Take
      Dana Place to end. Make right onto E. Palisades Ave. At 3rd block
      (on left) make
      left onto No. Woodland Street to end. Make right onto E. Clinton
      JCC immediately on left.

      Take Palisades Parkway South and get off at Exit 2. Make left off
      ramp onto
      Route 9W South. At 3rd light make right onto E. Clinton Avenue. JCC
      is ¾ mile on right.

      To Exit 13 So. (Palisades Parkway So.) to Exit 2. Proceed as above
      from North.

      FROM CONNECTICUT (Stamford)
      Route I 95 So. to 287 West to Tappan Zee Bridge. Proceed as above.

      Our Jewish singles groups have no connection with the events above
      or below or anywhere in this post.
      We have no connection with any of the events listed in this post,
      including the one below:
      The event below was held on Sunday April 30th, 2006.
      It was very well attended by people who were generally baby boomers
      and somewhat older.
      "EDISON, NEW JERSEY Jewish Singles Meet and Eat Lunch, sponsored by
      Circle of Single Jewish Friends, ages 49 and up, at noon on Sunday
      April 30th, 2006 c.e. $3 plus cost of meal and tip. Registration
      Required. Romano's Macaroni Grill
      1521 Route 1 Edison, New Jersey, call 908 668-8450 ."

      Note: we added the links to the item in the Star-Ledger, we looked
      at the menu, if you keep Kosher Romano's Macaroni Grill is
      definitely NOT someplace you want to eat at. How do you feel about
      this? How
      important is it for Jewish events to be held at Kosher Restaurants?
      Do you keep
      Kosher yourself? Even if you do not keep Kosher yourself do you feel
      that a
      better statement might be sent by holding Jewish events at Kosher
      restaurants ?

      Judaism has a concept in it called "Pikuah Nefesh – To Save A Life".
      We can think of nothing more life-saving for the Jewish community in
      the long run than the meeting of single Jews, with the object of
      matrimony, and the bringing into the world of more Jewish children,
      who will be raised as Jews.

      If you go to a restaurant to meet another single Jew, and you get
      married, and
      bring Jewish children into the world, and raise those children as
      Jews, you are doing a wonderful thing.

      We wonder if you might bring your own Kosher food to a non-Kosher
      restaurant, or simply abstain from eating if you are at a non-Kosher
      restaurant, if you keep Kosher yourself.
      Any discussion of this idea? Another idea: suggest to the sponsors
      of Jewish
      events that the restaurants they hold the events at be Kosher!!!

      Material immediately below is from:
      By Jewish Standard | Published 04/27/2006 | Singles |

      sunday [may 7]
      Brunch for seniors B'nai Brunchies, the senior singles Jewish brunch
      group for
      those older than 60, meets at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center for
      brunch, a talk by
      a psychic, and readings by an astrologer, 11:30 a.m. Attendees
      should bring
      non-perishable food for donation to the Food Bank. Future plans
      include a
      picnic, swim parties, and a trip to Lakeside Manor for lunch,
      comedy, and
      dancing on May 16. Fred, (201) 797-3014.

      Brunch and dancing in Tenafly Dance teacher Mich `I' el Murkofsky
      teaches dance
      steps including the salsa and rhumba with Jewish Singles on the
      Palisades, older
      than 50, at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, noon. With payment
      by May 4,
      $15 for JCC members, $18 for non-members, $20 at the door. Brunch
      served. (201)
      569-7900, ext. 460.

      Walk in Crown Heights Singles, 20s-30s, of the JCC in Manhattan,
      meet for
      J-Walks, "Tracing Jewish History & Heritage in NYC," with a walking
      tour of
      Crown Heights, 1 p.m. Meet at the Children's Museum. Rain date is
      Sunday, May
      28. 792 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. $10 for JCC members, $15 for
      (646) 505-5708 or jccmanhattan.org.

      Daytrippin' Jewish singles, older than 35, meet in front of Manny's
      Music store
      for an afternoon "out on the town—daytrippin' on the West Side,"
      1:30 p.m. 156
      W. 48th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues. www.92Y.org or (212)

      Schmooze Jewish singles, 40-57, schmooze with Jeff and Elaine at the
      JCC on the
      Palisades in Tenafly, 6 p.m. $4 for JCC members, $6 for non-members.
      569-7900, ext. 460.

      saturday [may 13]
      Socializing on the roof Jewish singles, over 35, meet on the roof of
      the 92nd
      Street Y for wine and refreshments, 7:30 p.m. $30. www.92Y.org or

      Comedy Singles meet at the JCC in Manhattan for drinks and dessert,
      then go to a
      Manhattan comedy club for laughs, 8:15 p.m. $5 for JCC members, $7
      non-members, club fees additional. (646) 505-5708.

      monday [may 15]
      Cooking Jewish singles meet for an evening of cooking at PastaVino,
      5 p.m. 1742
      Second Avenue, between 90th and 91st streets. www.92Y.org or (212)

      Support for singles Therapist Judy Brauner leads two five-session
      support groups
      at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. "You Are Not Alone:
      starts at 6:30 p.m. "Uncoupling: Coping With Divorce and Separation"
      starts at
      8:15. $75 per group for JCC members, $100 for non-members. (201) 569-
      7900, ext.

      Game night Jewish singles in their 20s meet at the JCC in Manhattan
      for game
      night, 7 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. (646) 505-5708.

      Eating healthy Rona Weiss, Ph.D., discusses "Eating to Look and Feel
      with Jewish Singles 50+ at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, 7:30
      p.m. $4 for
      JCC members, $6 for non-members. (201) 569-7900.

      tuesday [may 16]
      Lunch and comedy B'nai Brunchies, the senior singles Jewish brunch
      group for
      those older than 60 that meets at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, takes
      a trip to
      Lakeside Manor for lunch, a comedy show, and dancing. Fred, (201)

      Happy hour Jewish singles, 30-47, from the JCC on the Palisades in
      Tenafly, meet
      for happy hour at the Bennigan's in Englewood, 6:30 p.m. $5.
      Munchies and cash
      bar. 412 Van Brunt St., off Route 4 West. (201) 569-7900, ext. 435.

      friday [may 19]
      Shabbat dinner and comedy Jewish singles in their 30s from the JCC
      in Manhattan
      meet for Shabbat dinner there, 7 p.m. The NYC improv group
      ComedySportz will
      perform. $35 for JCC members; $40 for non-members. (646) 505-5708.

      sunday [may 21]
      A walk in Tallman Park Jewish singles, over 50, from the JCC on the
      Palisades in
      Tenafly meet for a casual walk with Liz in the historic town of
      Piermont, N.Y.
      and Tallman State Park. Meet at the JCC to carpool at 10 a.m., or at
      Park at 10:30. After the walk, the group will have lunch (not
      included) in a
      local restaurant. Free. $2 carpooling fee. (201) 569-7900, ext. 435.

      Scavenger hunt in the park Singles in their late 20s-30s from the
      JCC in
      Manhattan, meet in Central Park for a scavenger hunt. Meet in the
      lobby of the
      JCC, noon. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Rain date is
      Sunday, May 28.
      (646) 505-4457 or www.jccmanhattan.org.

      tuesday [may 23]
      Quick connections Jewish singles, 50-65, from the JCC-Y of Rockland
      meet at the
      JCC in New City, N.Y., for Quik Connections, 7:30 p.m. Meet people
      for eight minutes. 900 Route 45. $15 for members, $25 for non-
      members. Shula,
      (845) 362-4400, ext. 112.

      thursday [may 25]
      Jewish museum night Jewish singles meet for an evening at
      Manhattan's Jewish
      Museum with art lecturer Ellen Edelman, 6 p.m. $30. Refreshments at
      the Museum
      Café. www.92Y.org or (212) 415-5500.

      We have no connection with any of the events listed in this post.

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      Help to counter anti-Israel, anti-Semitic callers to
      CSPAN programs such as Washington Journal, by making your own pro-
      Israel, pro-Jewish, pro-Zionist, calls to those same CSPAN programs.

      We highly recommend http://www.jewsforjudaism.org/
      "the Jewish community's leading response to the multi-million dollar
      efforts of cults and evangelical" (Xtians) "who target Jews for

      (Meshugeneh means crazy in Yiddish (so-called Messy an eck Jews,
      they spell
      it somewhat differently, are not really Jews, they are Xtians
      to be Jews to convert Jews to their Xtian religion.)

      Photo is from a satellite in space showing Israel and the part of
      the world Israel is in.

      Please also do your part to help Israel by joining pro-Israel groups
      both on line and in real life.

      Some pro-Israel on line groups are listed below:

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      c-span, also known as C-SPAN provides much valuable information.
      However, we are
      distressed that programs like
      Washington Journal on c-span seem to provide a forum for
      anti-Semites and enemies of Israel and the Jewish people in
      general who seem to not only call into that t.v. show, but get
      through, and get
      on the air, where they are seldom interupted or cut off by the show's
      moderators. We feel that a 2 minute delay could enable the show's
      moderators to
      screen out the anti-Semites and enemies of Israel and the Jewish
      people, however
      no such 2 minute delay seems to be in place. Moreover the moderators
      of that
      show and others do not seem to be of a mind to cut off the anti-
      Semites and
      other enemies of Israel and the Jewish people in general who
      regularly call into
      that show and others
      on c-span. We have therefore created this Yahoo Group in the hopes
      that members
      of the group will become regular viewers of c-span and will call in
      regularly to
      Washington Journal and other c-span call in t.v. shows, to support
      Israel and
      the Jewish people and to counter the anti-Semites and other enemies
      of Israel
      and the Jewish people whose calls are regularly aired on c-span. We
      also hope
      that members of our Yahoo Group will contact their U.S.
      Senators and members of Congress and President Bush at
      http://www.whitehouse.gov to see what can be done about
      the situation at c-span.

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      If you know of other pro-Israel on line groups and/or pro-Israel
      groups that meet in real life please post the information about them.

      If you happen to be from Bergen County, New Jersey you might wish to
      take advantage of these other resources:

      We are not connected in any way with the Science Fiction
      Association of Bergen County, New Jersey but have gone to many of
      its wonderful events and highly recommend them.
      the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, New Jersey
      whose very frequent meetings are mostly male and heavily, though not
      exclusively Jewish. They usually have a large meeting on the second
      Saturday night of each month after which they usually go out to a
      non-Kosher non-smoking diner.

      The Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, New Jersey used to
      have a
      Yahoo group. That group has recently changed its name and is no
      affiliated with the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County.
      The new url,contact information, and name, for the former Yahoo
      Group of the
      Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, New Jersey is:
      SFSNNJ · Science Fiction Society of Northern NJ
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      Another New Jersey Science Fiction resource, not connected with
      either of the 2
      Science Fiction groups mentioned above, is:

      NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_FICTION_FANS Wants you! Please introduce yourself
      when you
      join and periodically as new members keep joining. We plan to get
      together at
      restaurants and to go to movies. All of the restaurants we want to
      go to will be
      non-smoking restaurants in New Jersey. All of the movies we want to
      see will be
      Science Fiction movies. We will see them in movie theaters and if
      people are
      kind enough, on people's home VCRs, or DVD players, for the
      advanced among us. We will NEVER charge money for any of our events.
      will be strictly Dutch Treat. Buy your own movie tickets. Buy your
      own meals at
      Restaurants. Hopefully a typical event would involve going to a
      Science Fiction
      Movie and then to a Restaurant to discuss the movie we just saw. We
      also hope to
      go individually or as a group to any other worthwhile events people
      may know of
      in New Jersey. If we go to someone's home, bring your own potluck
      yummies to
      munch on. No money changes hands. Please do post your ideas for club
      Email attachments are not permitted Please feel free to discuss
      science fiction
      books and stories you have read, or written, your favorite authors,
      science fiction movies or TV shows, etc. in person and via email or
      at the web
      site Please do come to events. Escape From Your Computer! All of our
      events will
      be both Smoke-Free and Feline-Free for the cat allergy victims
      amongst us. So if
      you let us use your home for an event make sure it is both Smoke-
      Free and Feline
      Free. No drugs or booze will be allowed at any of our club events.
      Why should
      you join an organization that would have someone like you as a
      member? Well,
      half of success in life is just showing up on time. Show up here at
      the web
      site, or via email, and especially, in person, in real life, at our
      events, and
      find out.. This club is for everyone 21 or older. Younger fans
      should find
      another club.

      Most science fiction fans do indeed tend to be male.
      Many science fiction fans are indeed Jewish.
      Single Jewish women might well find science fiction clubs and their
      events to be places where single Jewish men would indeed notice them
      more easily than at traditional singles events which are often,
      though not always, attended by many more women than men.
      At most science fiction club events the attendees are usually mostly

      We have 2 items for discussion.

      This next item is one that will hopefully provoke some discussion.
      We hope that you will post your views on it and on the disucssion
      item that follows it.
      How do you feel about being Jewish? About supporting Israel?
      About Zionism? About making Aliyah?

      The next item is from:

      re: the post below Israel Blasts Sweden for its NATO Protest
      from: teach teachntrain@...

      Your moderator notes that an important Swedish export to the U.S. is
      which is now owned by Ford.

      Please make your views known to Volvo and to Ford regarding Sweden's
      towards Israel.

      Israel fumes as Sweden grants visa
      By HERB KEINON The Jerusalem Post

      Sweden has broken ranks with the European Union and issued a visa to
      a Hamas
      minister, enraging Jerusalem and causing discomfort in some other
      On Wednesday, the same day that Swedish Prime Minister Goeran
      Persson said at a
      press conference in Finland that Sweden would not be issuing visas
      to two Hamas
      representatives, a Swedish diplomat told deputy directors-general of
      EU foreign
      ministries meeting in Brussels that Stockholm had issued a visa to
      Atef Adwan, a
      Hamas official and the Palestinian Authority's minister for refugees.
      Senior sources in Jerusalem were outraged by the decision.
      One official said that it encouraged and legitimized terror, flew in
      the face of
      international law that makes it illegal to give indirect assistance
      to terrorist
      organizations, and harmed those trying to create conditions
      conducive to a
      diplomatic process.
      This showed that in Sweden a hostile attitude toward Israel "is not
      politically correct, but also politically beneficial," said one
      pointing out that Sweden is to go to elections in the fall and that
      there is
      strong pro-Palestinian sentiment there.
      But Israel was not alone in its criticism of Stockholm's move.
      One senior European diplomat said that the decision represented a
      growing gap
      between Europe and the US regarding how to deal with Hamas.
      "I'm afraid that the result will be that Europe will lose its say in
      matters, relegated again to giving money for humanitarian purposes
      but left out
      of the political/diplomatic dialogue," he said.
      These comments came on the same day that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
      told the
      Knesset that he wanted to deepen the dialogue with Europe.
      Olmert said that a plan as "decisive, fundamental and widespread" as
      "convergence" plan could not be implemented without a great deal of
      understanding from the US and Europe.
      He said that Israel would "consult, discuss, and converse" with the
      international community to get wide agreement on the parameters of
      the plan,
      first with the US, "and also with our friends in Europe."
      "Israel wants to improve its understandings and agreements with
      countries," Olmert said. "Today's European leaders understand better
      complexity of the situation in the Middle East." He said Israel
      would "deepen
      our dialogue with Europe and will aim at including its leaders in
      the dialogue
      with the US."
      However, Sweden's actions, said the senior European diplomat, would
      make these
      overtures more difficult. It reflected a deep schism inside Europe -
      and inside
      Sweden - regarding how best to deal with Hamas, he said. He added
      that, although
      there was a wide European consensus that Hamas had to change its
      ways before
      getting international legitimacy, the disagreement was whether the
      carrot or the
      stick would be best to prod the organization into that direction.
      He said that in certain cases the European-financed NGOs in Gaza and
      the West
      Bank were influencing the policies of their home governments, since
      they had
      budgets that they didn't want to lose as a result of a cessation of
      ties. He
      said these groups were a powerful force lobbying Europe to take a
      understanding position toward Hamas.
      Adwan received his visa along with seven other Palestinians,
      including the
      director-general of the PA's Foreign Ministry, to visit the southern
      town of Malmo on Saturday. Two Hamas representatives were denied a
      visa for May
      16 to visit the same city, which hosts the largest Muslim population
      One European official said he was very surprised that Adwan had
      received the
      visa, since EU leaders last month met and decided there would be no
      political or
      diplomatic dialogue with Hamas until it recognized Israel, renounced
      and accepted previous agreements.
      The official said that it had been clear from this decision that
      European visas
      to PA ministers would not be issued.
      The visa Adwan received is a Schengen visa. Sweden is a member of
      the 15-nation
      Schengen group, which allows freedom of travel to each of these
      countries to
      anyone who has obtained a visa from any member country. However,
      these visas
      cannot be issued if other Schengen countries object.
      The European diplomat complained that Sweden simply placed Adwan's
      name "into
      the system" - a system receives thousands of names a day - without
      flagging it
      as possibly problematic, something both the Belgians and the French
      did recently
      when they received visa requests from Hamas officials.
      But Swedish Ambassador Robert Rydberg told The Jerusalem Post that
      Sweden put
      the name through the system "according to standard procedure and
      form." This
      procedure includes informing other Schengen countries of possible
      Rydberg said the decision to issue the visa "was not a break with EU
      since there is no EU policy on the issuing of visas to Hamas
      He also said that Adwan would "have no contact whatsoever with any
      representatives of the government."
      Asked then why Sweden had granted the visa, he said: "We allow a lot
      of people
      to travel here and there without government officials intending to
      have any
      contact with them."
      Rydberg said that the fact that Hamas was on the EU's list of
      organizations means there was a ban on the transfer of funds to the
      group, but
      that no decision had been made regarding travel restrictions.
      "The EU could have decided on such sanctions, and we would have been
      happy to
      implement them," he said. "But there are no such sanctions."
      This is the second source of Israeli-Swedish diplomatic tension in a
      week. Last
      week Sweden triggered a sharp response from Jerusalem when it
      dropped out of an
      international military exercise once it found out Israel was

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      discussion as the immigration situation in America is certainly in
      the news these days. How does it pertain to being Jewish? To
      supporting Israel? To Jewish survival. The item below is from:
      re the post below from: teach teachntrain@... Immigration
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      Your modertor has very mixed views on the United States of America

      The character of America may well be changed by increased Latino

      One wonders, given the lack of support for the liberation of Iraq
      from Latin
      American nations, whether Iraq could have been liberated had America
      had an even
      higher proportion of Latino voters than it does now.

      We challenge those who opposed the liberation of Iraq to give us 2

      The first number is the amount Saddam Hussein would be paying the
      families of
      GENOCIDE BOMBERS as a reward for the murder of Jews if Iraq had not
      liberated in 2003 c.e. Saddam Hussein had continuously raised the
      amount he paid
      the families of GENOCIDE BOMBERS as a reward for the murder of Jews
      from $10,000
      to $15,000 to $25,000.

      What would Saddam Hussein be paying the families of GENOCIDE BOMBERS
      as a reward
      for the murder of Jews if Iraq had NOT been liberated in 2003
      c.e.???? Give us a
      number please.

      The next number is the number of Jews who would have been murdered
      by those
      GENOCIDE BOMBERS whose families would have been rewarded with those
      dollars for
      the murder of Jews if Iraq had NOT been liberated in 2003 c.e. Give
      us a number
      please, how many more Jews murdered by those GENOCIDE BOMBERS if
      Iraq had NOT
      been liberated in 2003 c.e.???? Give us a number please.

      We do note the story of The St. Louis so we never want to create or
      allow an
      atmosphere which permits such things to happen in America again. If
      you are not
      familiar with the story of the St. Louis, which of course is part of
      the larger
      story of The Shoa, The Holocaust we hope that you will familiarize
      yourself with
      it. America must always remain a haven for Jews and others faced
      with GENOCIDE.

      United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
      Gustav Schroeder, captain of the "St. Louis," on the day of the
      departure from Hamburg. Neither Cuba or the U.S. granted refuge to
      the ship's
      passengers. Germany, May 13, 1939.See more photographs

      On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner "St. Louis" sailed
      Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba. On the voyage were 937
      passengers. Almost
      all were Jews fleeing from the Third Reich. Most were German
      citizens, some were
      from eastern Europe, and a few were officially "stateless." The
      majority of the
      Jewish passengers had applied for U.S. visas, and had planned to
      stay in Cuba
      only until they could enter the United States. But by the time
      the "St. Louis"
      sailed, there were signs that political conditions in Cuba might
      keep the
      passengers from landing there. The U.S. State Department in
      Washington, the
      American consulate in Havana, some Jewish organizations, and refugee
      were all aware of the situation. Tragically, the passengers
      themselves were not
      and most would be sent back to Europe.

      The Voyage of the St. Louis
      See maps

      Since Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass" pogrom of November
      9-10, 1938),
      the Nazis had been trying to accelerate the pace of forced Jewish
      The German Foreign Office and Joseph Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry
      also hoped to
      use other nations' refusal to admit Jews to further the regime's
      goals. The owners of the "St. Louis," the Hamburg-America Line, knew
      even before
      the ship sailed that its passengers might have trouble disembarking
      in Cuba. But
      the passengers, who held landing certificates issued by the Cuban
      Director-General of Immigration, did not know that eight days before
      the ship
      sailed, Cuban President Federico Laredo Bru had issued a decree
      invalidating all
      landing certificates. Entry to Cuba required written authorization
      from Cuba's
      Secretaries of State and Labor and the posting of a $500 bond. (The
      bond was
      waived for U.S. tourists.)

      Gerda was an only child of Jewish parents. They lived in Breslau, a
      ...Personal stories

      See more artifactsPlan of the "St. Louis"

      The voyage of the "St. Louis" attracted a great deal of media
      attention. Even
      before the ship sailed from Hamburg, right-wing Cuban newspapers with
      pro-fascist sentiments announced its impending arrival and demanded
      an end to
      the continued admission of Jewish refugees. When the "St. Louis"
      passengers were
      denied entrance into Cuba, the American and European press brought
      the story to
      millions of readers throughout the world. Though U.S. newspapers
      portrayed the plight of the passengers with great sympathy, only a
      few suggested
      that the refugees be admitted into America.

      Unbeknownst to them, the passengers were to become victims of bitter
      infighting between members of the Cuban government. The Director-
      General of the
      country's immigration office, Manuel Benitez Gonzalez, had come
      under a great
      deal of public scrutiny for the sale of landing certificates. He
      routinely sold
      such documents for $150 or more and, according to estimates made by
      officials, had amassed a personal fortune of 500,000 to 1,000,000
      Though a protege of Cuban army chief of staff (and future president)
      Batista, Benitez's corruption and the profits that he had accrued
      had fueled
      resentment in the Cuban government, which eventually led to his
      dismissal. When
      the "St. Louis" arrived in Havana harbor on May 27, only 28
      passengers were
      allowed to land. Six of them were not Jewish (4 Spanish and 2 Cuban
      The remaining 22 had valid entry documents. An additional passenger
      ended up in
      a Havana hospital after a suicide attempt. More than money,
      corruption, and
      internal power plays were at work in Cuba. The country was
      depressed, and many Cubans resented the relatively large number of
      already in Cuba, including 2,500 Jews, who were perceived as
      competitors for
      scarce jobs. Hostility toward immigrants had two other roots:
      antisemitism and
      xenophobia. The growing animosity was being fanned by agents of
      Germany, as well
      as by indigenous right-wing movements, such as the Cuban Nazi party.
      newspapers in Havana and the provinces fueled rising emotions by
      allegations that Jews were Communists. Three of the papers—Diario de
      la Marina,
      Avance, and Alerta—were owned by the influential Rivero family,
      which staunchly
      supported the Spanish fascist leader Francisco Franco. Reports about
      upcoming sailing of the "St. Louis" fueled a large antisemitic
      demonstration in
      Havana on May 8, five days before the ship left Hamburg. The rally,
      the largest
      antisemitic demonstration in Cuban history, had been sponsored by
      Grau San
      Martin, a former Cuban president. Grau spokesman Primitivo Rodriguez
      Cubans to "fight the Jews until the last one is driven out." The
      drew 40,000 spectators. Thousands more listened on the radio. On May
      28, the day
      after the "St. Louis" arrived in Havana, Lawrence Berenson, an
      representing the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC),
      arrived in
      Cuba to negotiate for the "St. Louis" passengers. Berenson had been
      president of
      the Cuban-American Chamber of Commerce and had extensive business
      experience in
      Cuba. He met with President Bru, who refused to allow the passengers
      into the
      country. On June 2, Bru ordered the ship out of Cuban waters. But as
      the "St.
      Louis" sailed slowly toward Miami, the negotiations continued. Bru
      offered to
      admit the passengers if the JDC posted a $453,500 bond ($500 per
      Berenson made a counteroffer, which Bru rejected, then broke off
      Sailing so close to Florida that they could see the lights of Miami,
      on the "St. Louis" cabled President Franklin D. Roosevelt asking for
      Roosevelt never answered the cable. The State Department and the
      White House had
      already decided not to let them enter the United States. A State
      telegram sent to a passenger stated that the passengers must "await
      their turns
      on the waiting list and then qualify for and obtain immigration
      visas before
      they may be admissible into the United States." American diplomats
      in Havana
      asked the Cuban government to admit the passengers on
      a "humanitarian" basis.
      Quotas set out in the 1924 Immigration Act strictly limited the
      number of
      immigrants who could be admitted to the United States each year. In
      1939, the
      annual combined German-Austrian immigration quota was 27,370 and was
      filled. In fact, there was a waiting list of at least several years.
      Visas could
      have been granted to the passengers only by denying them to the
      thousands of
      German Jews who had already applied for them. President Roosevelt
      could have
      issued an executive order to admit additional refugees, but chose
      not to do so
      for a variety of political reasons. American public opinion,
      although ostensibly
      sympathetic to the plight of refugees and critical of Hitler's
      policies, still
      favored immigration restrictions. The Great Depression had left
      millions of
      Americans unemployed and fearful of economic competition for the
      scarce few jobs
      available. It also fueled antisemitism, xenophobia, nativism, and
      A Fortune Magazine poll at the time indicated that 83 percent of
      opposed relaxing restrictions on immigration. Few politicians were
      willing to
      challenge the mood of the nation. At about the same time that
      the "St. Louis"
      passengers were seeking a haven, the Wagner-Rogers bill, which would
      permitted the admission of 20,000 Jewish children from Germany
      outside the
      existing quota, was allowed to die in committee. On the Wagner-
      Rogers bill and
      the admittance of the "St. Louis" passengers, President Roosevelt
      silent. Following the U.S. government's refusal to permit the
      passengers to
      disembark, the "St. Louis" sailed back to Europe on June 6, 1939.
      organizations (particularly the American Jewish Joint Distribution
      negotiated with European governments to allow the passengers to be
      admitted to
      Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. Many of the
      passengers in
      continental Europe later found themselves under Nazi
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      boycott of
      work and shopping to demand immigration reform and to demonstrate the
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