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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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This week in power: Syria, Obama’s trip, Hagel, Shark Tank

A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

Third Iron Dome
Israel deployed a third Iron Dome missile defense system this week aimed at the northern borders with Syria and Lebanon, ” target=”_blank”>threats of retaliation.

Obama's plans
President Obama will travel to Israel some time this spring for the ” target=”_blank”>said Shmuel Rosner in the Jewish Journal.

Reviewing Hagel
“One dispiriting lesson from Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary is the extent to which the political space for discussing Israel forthrightly is shrinking,” ” target=”_blank”>said Ilai Saltzman in the Jerusalem Post: “The challenge, however, will be to go beyond the debate over Hagel’s personal views and votes in the past and work out the existing differences between Washington and Jerusalem together through candid dialogue, not unilateral behavior.”

War over Warsaw
There's a fight brewing over whether to ” target=”_blank”>appeared on Friday's episode of “Shark Tank” on ABC where he pushed his product, the SoundBender, an accessory for the iPad. He ran his investment opportunity by a team of entrepreneurs and business executives. Daymond John, the man behind the FUBU clothing line, took the chance on Weiss's product and gave $54,000 for a 40 percent stake in the company. “One of the great things about reality shows is that it is emes,” ” target=”_blank”>said a TwinCities.com blogger.

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