March 15, 2011

Tribefest survey: Many attendees were federation first-timers [VIDEO]

New data shows that Tribefest met its goal of drawing many federation first-timers to the recent Young Leadership conference in Las Vegas, federation officials said. “We’re not only satisfied, we’re thrilled,” said Joe Berkofsky, spokesman for the Jewish Federations of North America, which organized last week’s gathering. Nearly 1,300 Jews, mostly in their 20s to early 40s, showed up for three days of lectures, workshops and performances devoted to Jewish politics, religion and culture.

Security firm to stop supplying West Bank

An Israeli security firm owned by a Danish company announced that it will stop supplying equipment to the West Bank. Hashmira, which is owned by G4S, made the announcement last weekend. According to Who Profits, a project of the Coalition of Women for Peace, the technology division of the company has provided equipment for Israeli-run checkpoints and terminals in the West Bank and Gaza, including scanning machines.

Egyptian gas supply to Israel again fails to start up

Egypt again failed to begin supplying Israel with natural gas. The gas was supposed to resume Monday after repairs on a gas line that was sabotaged on Feb. 5 during the uprising in Egypt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. A leak was discovered shortly before the gas supply was set to resume, the Ampal-American Israel Corp said Monday in a statement. No date has been given for resumption of the gas supply.

Netanyahu to answer questions on YouTube

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will answer questions from people around the world when he appears on YouTube\’s World View. Netanyahu will be the third world leader to appear on the citizen-powered interview program with his live-streamed interview on March 23.

My single peeps: Yitzy P.

Yitzy likes to have fun — not the “get a table at a club, pick up skeezy girls, and then do cocaine with some strippers at an after-party” kind of fun…

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