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UK Lubavitch head Rabbi Nachman Sudak dies. Rabbi Nachman Sudak, who built Lubavitch in the UK, has died age 78.
by STAFF REPORTERS | Jun 18, 2014

The Jewish Chronicle, London, UK: www.thejc.com

UK Lubavitch head Rabbi Nachman Sudak dies

 

Rabbi Nachman Sudak, who built Lubavitch in the UK, has died age 78. Since 1959 as the personal emissary of the last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said Rabbi Sudak "made a contribution of inestimable value to the landscape of Jewish life in the UK”.

Canadian Jewish News, Toronto, Canada: www.cjnews.com

‘Canadians split on support for Israel, Palestinians’

Despite Canada having the most pro-Israel government in its history, Canadians are evenly split in support for Israel and Palestine, according to a new poll. Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, sees a “disconnect” between the latest survey results and past Israel-focused polls.

The Algemeiner, Brooklyn, UK: www.algemeiner.com

‘Israeli cops: Palestinians flooding emergency call centre with fake kidnapping alerts’

Police officials in Israel say some 42 per cent of all #100 (911) emergency calls they field in Samaria and the West Bank are false, and are being placed by Palestinians intentionally trying to hobble response time to real alerts, Israel’s Ma’ariv reported earlier this week.

 

European Jewish Press, Europe: www.ejpress.org

‘Dutch pro-Israel Member of the European Parliament joins Conservative group’

 

One of the most outspoken pro-Israel voices in the European Parliament, Dutch MEP Bastiaan Belder, 67, has joined the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the new EU Parliament. The first session of the new EU Parliament is scheduled on July 1 - 3, in Strasbourg.

Arutz Sheva, West Bank, Israel: www.israelnationalnews.com

‘Security minister admits police criticism justified’

Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich this week visited the Makor Chaim Yeshiva high school in Kfar Etzion, the school of two of the three teenagers kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. He admitted that there were failures on the part of Israeli police in handling the case.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, international: www.jta.org

‘Facebook page calls for executing Palestinian murderers hourly’

A Facebook page that calls on Israel to execute a Palestinian murderer every hour until the three kidnapped Israeli teens are returned,has garnered more than 19 000 likes. There is no indication of who established the page, created on June 13, one day after the abduction of the boys.

 

Ha’aretz, Israel:  www.haaretz.com

 

‘Miriam Faust to become Bar-Ilan University’s first female provost’

 

Bar-Ilan University, Israel’s only religious institute of higher education, has appointed its first female provost, Miriam Faust, 61, a professor of psychology, who runs Bar Ilan’s brain and language lab. She is the first woman in the university’s history to hold this position.

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