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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, August 19, 2017

New York

Summer camps specifically created to teach students how to launch BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaigns may violate the anti-boycott laws of New York state.Program could run afoul of New York’s anti-discrimination laws

A pro-Israel legal center is investigating a Quaker-run summer camp that teaches college students how to run boycott campaigns against Israel to determine whether the activity runs afoul of New York state anti-boycott laws.

“We have specific laws in New York and other states forbidding [certain] boycotts,” said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Israeli-based civil rights organization Shurat HaDin.

The American Friends Service Committee will host a five-day training program for college students interested in launching anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] campaigns on their campuses, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week. The “We Divest Campaign

Bernie Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence in a North Carolina prison. His trustee, Irving Picard, is struggling to recover money to reimburse those who lost in Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.Irving Picard swings and misses yet again.

The court-appointed trustee working to recover funds for the victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme experienced another setback last week when an appeals court prevented him from suing major financial institutions for approximately $30 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Picard has encountered trouble in his efforts to recover cash for victims as of late, partly because other investors who indirectly invested with Madoff have arranged for

Senator Martin Golden and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, co-sponsors of the Energy Parity Act, along with a bipartisan group of supporting legislators, presented the bill that would end the “utility discrimination” practiced by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) against private schools.In a joint effort to create parity between public and private schools, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS and a bipartisan group of New York State legislators introduced the Energy Parity Act into both the New York State Assembly and Senate in order to end the “utility discrimination” practiced by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) against private schools.

NYPA provides energy efficiency programs and electricity directly to many public schools throughout New York State at substantially reduced rates. These

Lawsky has vigilantly watched for banking violations while serving as New York’s superintendent of financial services, which includes, among other things, fining institutions that ignore federal sanctions prohibiting business with countries like Iran.Keep trying to do business with Iran, and you will pay the price, Benjamin Lawsky appears to be saying.

Lawsky currently serves as New York’s superintendent of financial services. And during his tenure in that position, Lawsky has hawked down on companies that have violated bank laws placing sanctions on conducting businesses with countries such as Iran.

In August 2012, Lawsky led the Department of Financial Services as it accused the British bank Standard Chartered of working with Iran to hide

State Assembly passes new rape bill, which officially classifies all three forms of intimate contact as rape, instead of only two forms as previously codified. The New York State Assembly passed a bill this week that would expand the definition of rape in New York’s jurisdiction.

The so-called “rape is rape” bill classifies three forms of unwanted intimate physical contact as rape, whereas previously, only two forms were considered a criminal sexual act.

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who vocally supported the bill, proudly proclaimed upon its passing that:

“Rape is rape, it is awful and it is something that cannot be justified or excused