Prosor Offers Inside Look at UN at JNF Breakfast

Former Israeli permanent representative to the United Nations Ron Prosor likes to open with a joke. Several jokes actually. “There’s nothing more temporary that the permanent representative of Israel,” he first said. He also spoke about his time with the United Nations Human Rights Council “chaired by Jeffersonian democracies like Libya and Syria,” which caused… Read More

Remembering Firefighters’ Service on 9/11, Locally and in Israel

The Jewish National Fund, the Embassy of Israel and Krieger Schechter Day School’s fourth-grade students joined firefighters in Pikesville to commemorate 9/11 and commend first responders for their bravery. JNF presented the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Station 32 with a plaque bearing an image of JNF’s 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem. “This special monument in… Read More

The Ethics of Combating Terrorism

Warfare has changed dramatically in recent decades. On the Israeli frontlines, terrorism and guerrilla warfare persist, forcing Israel Defense Forces soldiers to make life-or-death decisions in the field. IDF Reserve Brig. Gen. Bentzi Gruber spoke to the Jewish National Fund’s Lawyers for Israel Society in Baltimore on Jan. 24, where he talked about ethics in… Read More

Two Firsts for Area’s JNF Add Up to Exciting Future

On Dec. 8, the Jewish National Fund’s Baltimore and Delaware office celebrated two milestones with the appointment of Orly Shalem as president, the first woman and first Israeli to hold the post. Growing up in Be’er Sheva and living on a kibbutz as a teenager near Ashkelon (Baltimore’s sister city), Shalem was aware that there… Read More