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PAGE 14A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 13, 2018 From page 13A WithUs, an Israel education organization that operates on college campuses. In a statement, Stand- WithUs praised Gov. Henry McMaster for signing the proviso. "We need to define Anti- Semitism in order to defeat it," said Roz Rothstein, the group's CEO. "Thankful- ly, South Carolina is leading the way." 3 who committed Paris- area anti-Semltic rape and robbery are sen- tenced to prison (JTA)--Three men who committed an anti-Semitic rape and robbery in a Paris suburb four years ago were sentenced in a French court. Two of the men, Abdou Salam Koita, 26, and Ladje Haidara, 23, who commit- ted the rape in Creteil, were sentenced to eight years and 13 years, respectively, on Friday. They were in court in Val-de-Marne, southeast of Paris, when the sentences were announced. A third man, Houssame Hatri, 22, remains on the lam and was sentenced to 16 years. Two accomplices in cus- tody were sentenced to five and six years in prison. The court recognized the anti-Semitic nature of the 2014 attack on the young couple in an apartment. The attackers chose their victims because they were sure they had money since they are Jewish. The couple, aged 19 at the time, were staying at the apartment of the man's parents. Haidara raped the woman while another guarded her boyfriend inside the apart- ment. The third went out to withdraw the couple's money from a cash machine with 3 L O S E 29 O V A R Y 54 A R E A 54972 73189 8261 3 39764 68251 41527 25496 17835 96348 their stolen credit cards and ATM cards while the other two stayed behind. They also stole jewelry from the apart- ment. "Jews, you have money at home, you do not put it in the bank," one of the assailants said during the attack. Hatri said that it was "for my brothers in Palestine" before suggesting they "gas" their victims with teargas, the French news service AFP reported. The men denied that they had anti-Semitic motives in carrying out the attack. The incident sparked out- rage in France's Jewish community and came amid a string of anti-Semitic at- tacks. Illinois governor: 'Vote for anybody' but neo- Nazi congressional candidate (JTA)--The governor of Illinois, who called on a neo-Nazi candidate for a Chicago-area congressional seat to drop out of the race, has called on voters to "vote for anybody" else. Last week, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denounced Arthur Jones, also a Repub- lican and a former leader of the American Nazi Party, but declined to endorse the opposing Democratic candidate or recommend a write-in candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat. His response differed from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a former presidential candidate, who in a tweet had called on Illinois voters to "write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat" running against Jones. On Thursday, Rauner clari- fied in a tweet: "To the voters of the 3rd Congressional District: vote for anybody but Arthur Jones. Nazis have no place in our country and no one should vote for him. For the media or anyone else to n 11 E M I 23 T 31 U T 41 I C A 57 A M E X 6183 5624 4975 8512 3749 9368 1837 2496 7251 suggest I think otherwise is offensive and irresponsible." New Jersey borough discriminated against Orthodox congregation, federal lawsuit alleges (JTA)--The federal govern- ment is suing a New Jersey borough over allegations that it improperly restricted an Orthodox Jewish congrega- tion from expanding its house of worship. The U.S. Attorney's Office filed a civil lawsuit against Woodcliff Lake, a Bergen County suburb about 20 miles northwest of New York City. As reported by NorthJer-, the Valley Chabad congregation operated a 3,194-square-foot building ona 1.27-acre site since 1998, often holding events off-site; as it claimed the site did not meet its needs. The congregation attempt- ed to relocate at least three times since 2005, but could not because of action by the borough council or its members. In 2014, the congregation applied to the borough zon- ing board to raze its building and replace it one nearly six times larger. The board held 18 hearings, eventually suggesting six alternative properties, before denying the application, causing Valley Chabad to lose money, according to the lawsuit. "Federal law protects all religious communities from discrimination and unlawful barriers when they seek to build a place of worship," U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a news release. "Ac- From page IA responsible and who isn't,' but that this story is a part of us--something that we can choose to be responsible for in terms of how we want Israel to look as young Jews. We want that to be an au- thentic responsibility, to give perspectives on the conflict in age and developmentally appropriate ways." "I want to be perfectly clear that any nightmarish vision of 11- and 12-year-old campers learning about the horrors of the occupation all day long is simply untrue. Campers come in with varying levels of knowledge, some who have lived in Israel for all of their lives, and some who may not be able to point to Israel on the map. We offer these campers the building blocks to understand the complexi- ties of Israel's reality. "These campers will learn about the different groups that live in Israel and the Pal- estinian territories, and their relationships to one another. Education about the conflict and the military occupation is a component of the Zionist education that we offer; it is certainly not the only Zionist education that we offer," said Goldstein. Hebrew, (colloquially) for "the builders of freedom," Habonim Dror is a socialist, Labor Zionist movement that originated in Europe in the early 20th century. In 1982, Habonim, originally founded in 1929 in England, merged with Dror, founded in Poland in 1915. Both organizations' rich histories as partners in the initial wave, and now modern aliyah stories, and the birth cording to the complaint, the Borough of Woodcliff Lake imposed a substantial burden on Valley Chabad's religious freedom by repeat- edly meddling in its attempts to purchase property in the area and citing subjective and misleading reasons to justify denying its zoning application." An attorney for Woodcliff Lake disputed the claims. "There is no evidence to support the claim that borough officials did any- thing to interfere in the attempts by Valley Chabad to purchase other proper- ties," Ronald Dario told North "In fact, the borough has attempted to assist Valley Chabad by identifying other larger plots that can easily ac- commodate their needs. For reasons unknown to the borough, Valley Chabad has walked away from other projects and failed to enter- tain the idea of building on approved locations within the borough, which were in conformity with the borough's land use regula- tions." Israeli sprinter breaks country's record set at 1972 Munich Olympics JERUSALEM (JTA)--An Israeli sprinter broke her country's women's record in the 100 meters set at the 1972 Munich Olympics. DianaVaisman, who will be 20 at the end of the month, ran the race in 11.38 seconds last week at the Israel Athletic Championship in Tel Aviv to beat the time of 11.45 by Esther Roth-Shahamorov. On Facebook, Vaisman wrote: "New national re- cord! After 46 years, it was my turn, my opportunity and finally I did it. It's hard to express all the feelings and to show how excited I am, but now I'm just looking forward and getting ready for my next challenge." Roth-Shahamorov said af- ter the race that"Aburden has been lifted off my shoulders," The Jerusalem Post reported. She told Vaisman at the finish line: "You chose to do it here. Based on what I see, you can still improve. You have the legs to do it. Now give it everything you have in competition." Vaisman, of Ashkelon, is serving in the Israeli army. The world record for wom- en in the 100 meters is 10.40 set by American sprinter Flor- ence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. At the '72 Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed by Palestinian ter- rorists inwhat has come to be called the Munich Massacre. Knife-wieldlng man threatens Swiss Jewish family on way to syna- gogue (JTA)--A man was arrested in the Swiss city of Zurich after allegedly threatening Orthodox Jewish children and chasing a Jewish family with a large knife. The incident, in which no one was injured, occurred Saturday night, the Blick news website reported Sun- day. The man was released the following day pending an investigation, the report said. Police said he "was obviously very drunk." Witnesses said the man accosted the Jewish children on the street, shouting anti- Semitic profanities at them. Thirty minutes later he al- legedly began harassing the family of a Jewish man from Zurichwhom Blick identified only as Johnny T. He followed the family, who were walk- ing to synagogue with small children, from some distance while shouting and brandish- ing a knife. When the family began to run away from the man, whose name was not pub- lished, he lunged at them. A passer-by, who was Jewish, intercepted the knife wielder and subdued him until police arrived and the man was ar- rested, the report said. A police spokesman, Marco Cortesi, told the news web- site: "A man approached the Orthodox Jews and made anti-Semitic remarks. He carried a knife with him. He was obviously very drunk." The suspect is "neither a Nazi nor an Islamist," Cor- tesi said. Jonathan Kreutner, sec- retary-general of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Com- munities, in an interview with Blick called the incident "startling." "It is not commonplace for Jews in Zurich to be threat- ened on the street in such a manner," Kreutner said. Physical attacks on Jews are rare in Switzerland. In 2011, a Jewish man was stabbed in front of his family near Geneva by a man who was later found to be unfit to stand trial because of a mental disability. of the kibbutz movement are taught each summer to its more than 1,100 campers in North America, with the old- est age group (10th-graders) spending their last "camp" year in Israel. The Israel summer comprises a North American kvutza (age group) of approximately 100 campers drawn from Camp Miriam in Vancouver, Camp Gilboa in California, Camp Gesher in Ontario, Camp Moshava in Maryland, Camp Tavor in Michigan and Camp Galil in Pennsylvania. A smaller program in this same kvutza spend their summer in North America. The camps are noteworthy in that they operate fully as "kibbutz" experiences, with each camper having a anaf "work group" as part of their responsibilities each day, such as taking care of animals, gar- dening, cleaning bathrooms or serving meals. Songs and idealized stories about Labor Zionism, socialist revolutions and past struggles of the Jew- ish people are taught along with the histories behind them. Habonim Dror's alumni engagement numbers are im- pressive; most alumni exhibit a strong regard for Israel even years after their experience in the movement. A 2013 study by Professor Steven M. Cohen and Steven Fink found that 85 percent of the 2,000 Habonim Dror alumni surveyed had visited Israel more than once, and 70 percent have lived in Israel for at least five months. Some 49 percentwere found to have contributed financially and regularly to a Jewish- sponsored or Israel-related organization that promotes social change. 'It's important to grapple with everything Israel is' During the upcoming camp staff week before the kids arrive, Goldstein said he would be helping to clarify and reclarify the organiza- tion's Zionist priorities with camp staff, noting that the topic comes up biannually at the organization's national meetings. "We will be having a conver- sation with our staff in terms of what our Zionist education is," he said, "and it is certainly a part of those conversations every year." "If we want young people to be taking responsibility for Israel, its present and future, [and] if we want youth to lead the way in ways that honors the Herzlian dream or the chalutzim ["pioneers"] and chalutzot in the early years before the State of Israel was established, it's important to grapple with everything Israel is, which includes the conflict," he said. Goldstein explained that Habonim Dror's immersive experience is unlike other camping movements, par- ticularly in how Jewishness and Judaism is experienced. "One of the more powerful ways in which kids experience Judaism is not through prac- tice, but the feeling of being part of a people--through speaking Hebrew, through learning about Zionism and Israel, and Jewish com- munities throughout the world, and through learning about the countries around the world that have active Habonim Dror movements," he said. In fact, Goldstein said, in recent years, the thought- to-action concept of making aliyah has been worked into the movement's educational programming. 'How we're coming at the issue to begin with' Anya Friedman-Hutter, who re- cently wrote an article about her experience in Hadassah magazine, explained why she decided to embark on aliyah. "From my first years at Camp Galil [in Ottsville, Pa.], I learned about hagshamah [re- alization, fulfillment]--that if I cared about something, I had to turn my feelings and dreams into actions. After years of leadership positions at the camp and working for the movement, I decided to form a garin [aliyah-bound collec- tive] with my age cohort." Friedman-Hutter's edu- cational mission, as she refers to it, is to work in the local branch of the youth organization HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed, Habonim Dror's sister movement in Israel. Af- ter the decline of the kibbutz movement in the 1990s, as a way of continuing the legacy, HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed began exploring alternate life paths for its members, which had been focused on settling kibbutzim in garinim after their army service. The Habonim Dror model now fol- lows the HaNoar model, which started to be put forward when graduates of the movement formed small urban com- munes working in society, particularly in education. "We teach the respon- sibility to lead the Jewish people and the right to self- determination, the Jewish people being able to actualize what we have set out to do in terms of creating a peaceful, just society based on equality," Goldstein concluded.