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Sandro Rosell
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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As Rabbi Lerner steps down from his role as Executive Vice President of NCYI, Rabbi Bini Maryles, Associate Executive Director and Senior Director of Branch Services of Young Israel (pictured above), will continue to be responsible for the operations and activities emanating from the national organization.Rabbi Pesach Lerner to Take Less Active Role in Organization

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) announced last week that Rabbi Pesach Lerner has decided not to return from his six-month working sabbatical to resume his role as Executive Vice President of the organization. 

Rabbi Lerner, who has served in this role for more than twenty years, has been named Executive Vice President, Emeritus and will serve as an advisor to the National Council of Young Israel.  In his new role, Rabbi Lerner will be able to pursue other personal and professional interests and will focus his efforts and energy on a number of critical and pressing issues facing the larger Jewish community and the State of Israel.  Rabbi Bini Maryles, Associate

Members of the American Presbyterian Church have narrowly voted down a resolution to disinvest from three U.S. corporations on the grounds that they “profited from Palestinian suffering.” The decision follows a similar vote by Methodists who rejected disinvestment in May.

The proposal before the Presbyterian Church (USA) offended many Jewish group who said it singled out Israel for special criticism and was both unbalanced and historically insensitive. Even the left-wing Americans for Peace Now

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is taking strong new steps to stem the tide of intelligence information leaks.In response to a series of events wherein sensitive government information was leaked without authorization to the media, the director of national intelligence this week announced new steps to curb the potential for such leaks in the future. Specifically, intelligence officials will be subjected to possible examination by lie detector tests and a newly established inspector general.

The new measures give government intelligence agencies greater freedom to conduct their own investigations of

Romney will visit with several high-ranking Israeli and Palestinian officials in late July.Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, will visit Israel for a couple of days later this summer.

The New York Times reported that Romney will be meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, PA PM Salam Fayyad, Israeli President Shimon Peres, American ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro, and leaders of the opposition Labor Party in Jerusalem late July. The report was confirmed Monday evening by a Romney campaign official.

Top Netanyahu adviser Ron Dermer said Romney is a

The latest Senate proposal was first introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), according to JTA.Supporters of the push to have a moment of silence— in remembrance of the Israeli athletes who were killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972— at next month’s London events caught a break on Monday, when the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to urge the International Olympic Committee to reserve a moment for the victims at the opening of this year’s competitions.

The Senate resolution was a response to the growing chorus of critics who are angered at the IOC’s refusal to honor their request. The 2012