Texas Jewish Post (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 10, 2009 Page: 3 of 32
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TEXAS JEWISH POST #SINCE 1947
September 10,2009 I 3
southern Israeli city of Eilat.
Israel launches Operation Cast
Lead to curtail Hamas rocket fire
from the Gaza Strip onto southern
Ari Folman's animated Lebanon
War film "Waltz with Bashir" wins
the Golden Globe for best foreign-
language film, but later fails to be-
come the first Israeli movie to take
home an Oscar.
Enduring an onslaught of mas-
sive anti-Semitic and anti-Israel dem-
onstrations in Europe, Jewish com-
munities throughout the continent
hold counter-rallies to support Israel
as it wages war against Hamas in the
Operation Cast Lead ends after
about 3-1/2 weeks and leaves some
1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis
dead. Hamas rockets during the
war reach as far as the Israeli cities of
Yavneh, Beersheva and Kiryat Gat.
Pope Benedict XVI's decision
to revoke an excommunication or-
der for a Holocaust-denying bishop
sparks an uproar and prompts an-
other round of anguish over the state
of Catholic-Jewish relations.
The vandalism of a synagogue in
Caracas, Venezuela, further unsettles
the Jewish community, already on
edge over the harsh anti-Israel rheto-
ric of President Hugo Chavez.
Wading into what has emerged as
a major partisan fight, Jewish organi-
zations in Washington line up with
Democrats in offering strong support
for the $819 billion economic stimu-
In the Israe elections, Tzipi Livni's
Kadima emerges as the largest single
party, but the right-wing parliamen-
tary bloc, led by Likud's Benjamin
Netanyahu, captures the majority of
the Knesset seats.
Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael
Beiteinu vaults over Labor to be-
come Israel's third-largest political
party, with 15 seats in the Knesset.
A month later, Yisrael Beiteinu be-
comes Likud's first coalition partner,
and the controversial Lieberman —
who during the election campaign
proposed mandating loyalty oaths to
the Jewish state in a bid to curb Israeli
Arab political power — is named for-
Photo: Richard W. Rodriguez
Two of the hundreds of supporters who gathered at the solidarity rally at Aaron
Family JCC in support of Israel in January
Photo: Ben Harris
Hundreds rallied Feb. 2 at the Venezuelan Consulate in New York to protest the
vandalizing of a synagogue in Caracas.
Eleventh-hour negotiations to
free Gilad Shalit collapse.
Three of the largest Jewish fed-
erations in the country—New York,
Atlanta and Cleveland — announce
substantial cutbacks in staff, adding
to concerns about the health of the
primary American Jewish charitable
Benjamin Netanyahu's careful
articulations in his inaugural address
leave uncertain where he stands on
the most contentious issue in Israel,
and between Israel and governments
The United States decides to
seek to join the U.N. Human Rights
Council, reversing its policy of shun-
ning the group and prompting con-
cern among some Jewish organiza-
Tel Aviv kicks off its centennial cel-
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Wisch, Rene. Texas Jewish Post (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 10, 2009, newspaper, September 10, 2009; Fort Worth, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188257/m1/3/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .