Under the deal accepted Monday by the Israeli court, while the fund would agree to sell land to Arabs, the Israel Lands Authority would give the JNF an equal amount of land in exchange. That would allow the fund to tell its contributors that it still maintains its original function of providing land for Jews in Israel. The court ordered the fund to come up with a permanent solution in three months. Critics charged that the deal still discriminates against Israel’s Arabs, who make up about 20 percent of the population. “The JNF’s policy could create a total separation between Arabs and Jews in where they live,” said Auni Bana, a lawyer with one of the petitioners, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. “This is racism.” On the other side, die-hard fund donors insisted they won’t let the organization back down. Israeli Nobel laureate Robert Aumann and former military chief Moshe Yaalon said they want to join the court case on the side of the JNF.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JERUSALEM – Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday gave the country’s main land distributor three months to change its policy of selling property only to Jews – a practice that Israel’s Arab minority deems racist. The policy also has provoked criticism of the Jewish National Fund – one of world Jewry’s most beloved organizations. Supporters of the fund insist it has the right to refuse to market its lands to Arabs. The case points up a basic contradiction Israel has been grappling with for decades: maintaining its Jewish character while offering equality to its Arab minority in the framework of a democratic regime. The venerable Jewish group in effect acknowledged before the court that it can no longer eliminate Israeli Arabs from its land transactions, agreeing to reinstitute a complex land-for-land deal to try to keep everyone happy. “I think part of this is redefining the vision of what the JNF is all about,” said Mike Nitzan, a member of the fund’s board. The fund is a century-old symbol of the drive to reclaim the Holy Land and fill it with Jews. Founded in 1901, it is known around the Jewish world for its little blue collection boxes, where Jews contributed money to buy land for settlement. A century later, the fund is still in the business of providing land for Jewish settlement in Israel, owning about 13 percent of the land in the country. But even some Jewish critics say it has outlived its usefulness in a modern, democratic state that grants equal rights to non-Jewish minority citizens. Legal expert Moshe Negbi told Israel Radio the fund should have been phased out when the state of Israel was created in 1948.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer: Liverpool are vulnerableby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool are vulnerable.The German giants have been struggling domestically this season, while Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are top of the Premier League.However, Neuer remains confident Bayern can get the job done over last season’s finalists.He told the club’s official website: “They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year. “They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. “They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.”It’ll be a great game both at Liverpool and also at home at the Allianz Arena.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency loomsby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is coy regarding his future at the club.The Belgian centre-back has been a stalwart for the club in the past few seasons.But with his contract running out at the end of the campaign, there is no sign of him renewing.And the 32-year-old is coy on his future.”I’d prefer not to go into that, but there is always movement there, of course,” Vertonghen said when quizzed about his future by reporters.”It’s my eighth season and I’m feeling great. Maybe the results didn’t come our way [at the start of the season], but they were tough away games and you always have to see how you bounce back from that.”[My future is] not a distraction. I’m very aware of my age. I feel fairly young. It doesn’t distract me. I want to play as many games as possible. I’m very ambitious and I feel I’ve got a few good years left at the top level.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
The big question right now is whether LeBron James will stay with the Miami Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the fact that his departure from the latter in 2010 seemed to have burned a few bridges, some fans appear to have forgiven James and are hoping for his return.How likely is James to return to Ohio? That’s a difficult question, but we can try to get a rough sense from betting markets. The Cavs and the Heat aren’t the only contenders. Here’s an average of the latest betting lines on where James will play next season, converted into probabilities:Oddsmakers seem to think James is about a 50-50 bet to stay with the Heat. Cleveland has some hope, and the remaining teams not much. But if history is any indicator, both Miami and Cleveland might have reason to worry.James had to make a similar decision in 2010, and betting markets didn’t get that one right.Bettors thought James would stay put in 2010 as well. But the difference in spread is notable. Based on these numbers, bettors are 11 percent more confident in his loyalty than they were in 2010. The second most likely options in both scenarios make up for this difference, with the Chicago Bulls at a 24 percent chance in 2010 and the Cavs at a 16 percent chance currently.Just like these betting sites, we’ve had mixed success in predicting James’s moves. Until his announcement, it’s worth considering that maybe we don’t know the MVP quite as well as we think we do.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has confirmed that he has received an offer from China and that he has told club president Aurelio De Laurentiis about itThe Slovakian midfielder is expected to leave the Stadio San Paolo for this summer’s transfer window after having previously admitted to being tempted by the prospect of a big-money move to China.The arrival of new head coach Carlo Ancelotti does not appear to have improved things for Hamsik, who could break the club record of the most games played at Napoli for next season.Speaking at a charity event in his native Slovakia, the 30-year-old confirmed that he has been in talks in regards to a move to the Chinese Super League.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’m still a Napoli player, for now nothing has changed,” said Hamsik, via Football-Italia.“It’s true that I told the President [Aurelio De Laurentiis] that there’s this opportunity, but at the moment there’s nothing new.”However, Napoli are reportedly asking around €30m for their captain.A fee of this magnitude would mean that a Chinese club would have to pay €60m due to the 100% tax charge they receive for not using the money towards player development in their own country.
Erik ten Hag believes his Ajax side must go all-out for the opportunity they have at Benfica tonight in the Champions LeagueVictory for the Dutch giants will book them a spot in the knockout stages of the competition.Currently, Ajax lead Group E on goal difference from Bayern Munich and are four points ahead of tonight’s opponents Benfica.“This is the fourth game of the group phase, and it’s an important one. A lot is at stake,” Ajax coach Ten Hag told reporters on the club website.“We definitely have the possibility of getting closer to making it through the winter break in the Champions League. And it’s an opportunity that we need to go for.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…A late goal from Noussair Mazraoui handed Ajax a narrow 1-0 win over Benfica at the Amsterdam Arena last time out a fortnight ago.But former Manchester United defender Daley Blind doesn’t expect an easy time from Benfica in Lisbon tonight.“The next round is within our reach,” said Blind.“It’s not going to be easy, but it’s a huge opportunity. We are very aware of this. We’re going to have to do our best to grab those three points.”The Group E game between Benfica and Ajax will begin at 21:00 (CEST).
Southampton have announced the dismissal of Mark Hughes as manager after just eight months in the dugoutThe Manchester United legend was recruited by Southampton on March 14 and helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.Afterwards, Hughes was awarded a three-year contract to continue coaching the club he once played for himself.But the Saints’ 2-2 draw with United in the Premier League on Saturday proved to be Hughes’ final game in charge with the club only 18th in the table.“Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes,” read a statement on the club website.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway.”Hughes’ assistants, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also departed the south coast.The Welshman has now been fired twice in the space of a year following his dismissal from Stoke City in January.Southampton, who have only won once in the Premier League this term, will next face Tottenham away on Wednesday at Wembley.
The largest increases were again in Skagway and the Denali Borough, where the remainder of tourism-related activity wound down. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s total employment was down by an estimated 0.9 percent in November compared to November 2016, a loss of about 2,800 jobs. Oil and gas jobs were down by 7.8 percent and construction by 4.8 percent. Health care was the only industry to add jobs. Transportation, warehousing, and utilities remained at the same level as last year, as did local government. Federal jobs were down 0.7 percent and state government 2.4 percent. Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent, where it has been since August. The comparable national rate for November was 4.1 percent. According to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as employment losses continue, they have moderated noticeably in the second half of 2017. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate was 7.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from October, an expected increase as winter sets in. Unemployment rates went up in 24 of 29 boroughs and census areas. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp3VmJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp300:00RPd
Facebook GRAMMY winner will be honored through new live album with covers from Lee Ranaldo, Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neill and Delicate Steve, among othersRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 31, 2017 – 12:35 pm It’s no secret that the late GRAMMY winner Leonard Cohen’s songbook is ripe for interpretation, from Jeff Buckley’s popular version of “Hallelujah” to Judy Collins’ “Suzanne” and Nick Cave’s “I’m Your Man.” Now, Cohen’s legacy will continue to live on through a new live release of covers of many of his classics.Recorded during a live tribute concert in January 2017 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York city, the eclectic mix of artists featured on the upcoming collection includes Sonic Youth alumnus Lee Ranaldo, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, Josh Ritter, Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neill, Elvis Perkins, Cassandra Jenkins, and Delicate Steve.Songs included in the 16-track collection include “So Long, Marianna,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Bird On The Wire,” “Story Of Issac,” and “Memories.”Titled Sincerely L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen, the album will be released on limited-edition vinyl Nov. 24, following a Sept. 21 digital release. The first single, Delicate Steve’s rendition of “Hallelujah,” is available for preview via SoundCloud.A one-of-a-kind set of covers, this live set is the perfect Cohen remembrance to add to your record collection. Watch Leonard Cohen’s Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Email Hear Leonard Cohen’s Songs Like Never Before hallelujah-new-leonard-cohen-live-tribute-album-announced Twitter Hallelujah: New Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced News
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Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons To Headline Music Midtown Imagine Dragons released their third album, Evolve, in 2017, while Fall Out Boy are enjoy a strong comeback, releasing their latest album, Mania, earlier this year.Music Midtown will take place Sept. 15–16 at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. The festival began in 1994 and ran through 2005 before taking a six-year hiatus and returning in 2011. Tickets for this year’s Music Midtown go on sale June 15 via the festival’s website. Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2018 – 2:10 pm Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? 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