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Award for Jimmy Carter fuels outcry at Jewish university

NEW YORK ?? An award for conflict resolution has created a conflict of its own as former President Jimmy Carter, a persistent critic of Israel, was honored Wednesday by students at a Jewish university.

The event at Cardozo Law School, part of Yeshiva University, has drawn a harsh response from alumni, who called on graduates to withhold donations to the school.

Carter received the International Advocate for Peace award from the student-run Journal of Conflict Resolution. The journal cited Carter’s brokering of the 1979 peace accord between Israel and Egypt and the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty with the then-Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

But Carter’s criticism of Israel for allowing Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and his meetings with the Palestinian group Hamas, have angered supporters of Israel ?? as did his 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Last year, Carter said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not committed to a two-state solution for the Palestinian conflict, contrary to Netanyahu’s official position.

“Jimmy Carter has an ignominious history of anti-Israel bigotry,” a group called the Coalition of Concerned Cardozo Alumni posted on a website created to protest the event.

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz offered to debate Carter on his human rights record. “He’s never met a terrorist he didn’t love, and never met an Israeli whom he did,” Dershowitz told The Jewish Press.

The university on Wednesday barred media from the event, though it previously had solicited coverage.

Maria Chickedantz, 32, a Cardozo alumna now working as a labor lawyer, came to support Carter’s appearance. “Not all Cardozo alumni support bullying of public figures for making a critique of Israeli policies. We don’t equate that with an attack on Judaism or on the existence of the state of Israel.”

Yeshiva’s president, Richard Joel, and the university’s board of overseers, said in statements that they object to Carter’s views on Israel, but that the university is a “free marketplace of ideas,” as Joel put it, and the students had the right to invite the former president.

Gary Emmanuel, a securities lawyer who organized the alumni opposition, called Carter’s appearance at a Jewish school “unconscionable” and “a slap in the face” to alumni. Citing academic freedom as a rationale for continuing with the event is “disingenuous,” Emmanuel said.

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Casino mogul to testify in Vegas in contract suit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino billionaire and GOP super-donor Sheldon Adelson makes a rare public appearance Thursday as the lead witness against a Hong Kong businessman who is suing his company for $328 million.

Adelson blazed a trail of casino riches in Asia after doing the same thing in Sin City as CEO of Las Vegas Sands.

His company has faced a series lawsuits by former business associates seeking a portion of the staggering profits from the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Plaintiff Richard Suen, a former business partner of Adelson’s brother Leonard, says he opened the door for Sands to enter Macau by arranging meetings between executives and Hong Kong officials. Sands says those meetings didn’t help the company win a license.

Adelson, a longtime supporter of Israel and the Republican Party, made headlines last year when he became the biggest donor in political history.

With his wife, Miriam, he contributed nearly $100 million to help Republican candidates. He’s the ninth-richest person in America, according to the Forbes list, worth an estimated $26.5 billion.

Sands’ lawyers have sought to limit media access to the multibillionaire’s testimony in Las Vegas.

The team brought in Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, a renowned advocate for open court proceedings, to help argue that video and still images of Adelson’s day in court could threaten the 79-year-old’s security. That argument was overruled.

On Wednesday, the first day of the trial, Sands attorneys objected to the presence of a photographer. They said the clicking sound of his shutter could prejudice the jury by highlighting portions of testimony.

A bailiff also made several reporters to turn off their digital recorders, which are generally allowed during court proceedings for note taking purposes.

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Yeshiva U. journal honors Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter accepted an award from the Yeshiva University law schools journal, despite protests from pro-Israel supporters.

On April 10, the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution at a ceremony in New York bestowed its International Advocate for Peace prize on Carter for his political activism.

The event was totally peaceful, totally nonviolent, totally friendly, Brian Farkas, the journals editor, told the New York Times.

Carters nomination had come under attack by pro-Israel groups, who accused the former president of having a bias against the Jewish state. They noted his likening of Israels West Bank policies to apartheid and his meetings with Hamas leaders. Carter wrote a 2006 book titled Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.

The Forward had quoted one alumnus as saying that a dozen or so alumni would attempt to block Carter physically from receiving the award.

Prior to the ceremony, Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor and pro-Israel supporter, challenged Carter to a debate.

Carter has prevented peace, encouraged terrorism and done more than anyone else to isolate and demonize the Middle Easts only democracy, Israel, he said. jta

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants a judge to bar cameras during his trip to the witness stand at a civil trial next week, saying that video and still images of his testimony would threaten his security.

To drive home the point, the billionaire on Friday brought in renowned Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, to argue against cameras in the courtroom.

The famous lawyer has spent more than four decades arguing to open judicial proceedings to both television and still cameras, but in Adelsons employ, he landed on the other side of that battle.

Mr. Adelson is an extremely controversial figure, internationally not only because of the role he played in the current election but because of his very strong advocacy for Israel, he said. Threats against him have been getting worse and worse in recent years according to members of his security staff, Dershowitz said.

His donations to the Republican party ran close to $150 million last year, including major support of presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

Neither Dershowitz nor anyone in court would pinpoint any threat or say how having his image recorded in court would jeopardize Adelsons safety.

To gauge the nature of the reputed threat, Clark County District Judge Rob Bare will interview Brian Nagel, Sands global head of security, in chambers on Monday. That session will be closed to the public, though lawyers representing media organizations will be allowed to attend, bound by confidentiality to keep secret what they hear.

In court papers, Sands said that having Nagel speak in public concerning the precise nature of the threat and the types and methods of (Sands) security operations would itself exacerbate the threat.

Several local media outlets, including the Review-Journal, KLAS-TV, Channel 8, and KNTV-TV, Channel 13, have submitted standard applications to photograph or video tape Adelsons appearance.

The commotion over coverage comes in the run-up to the retrial, due to start Wednesday, of one-time consultant Richard Suens claim that he should be paid for helping Sands gain its lucrative gaming concession in Macau. Five years ago a jury awarded him $60 million, with interest, but the verdict was overturned in 2010 by the Nevada Supreme Court.

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Adelson asks to bar cameras from court because of "security threat"

Adelson asks to bar cameras from court because of “security threat” 1 April 2013

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants a judge to bar cameras during his trip to the witness stand at a civil trial next week, saying that video and still images of his testimony would threaten his security.

To drive home the point, the billionaire on Friday brought in renowned Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, to argue against cameras in the courtroom.

The famous lawyer has spent more than four decades arguing to open judicial proceedings to both television and still cameras, but in Adelsons employ, he landed on the other side of that battle.

Mr. Adelson is an extremely controversial figure, internationally not only because of the role he played in the current election but because of his very strong advocacy for Israel, he said. Threats against him have been getting worse and worse in recent years according to members of his security staff, Dershowitz said.

His donations to the Republican party ran close to $150 million last year, including major support of presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

Neither Dershowitz nor anyone in court would pinpoint any threat or say how having his image recorded in court would jeopardize Adelsons safety.

To gauge the nature of the reputed threat, Clark County District Judge Rob Bare will interview Brian Nagel, Sands global head of security, in chambers on Monday. That session will be closed to the public, though lawyers representing media organizations will be allowed to attend, bound by confidentiality to keep secret what they hear.

In court papers, Sands said that having Nagel speak in public concerning the precise nature of the threat and the types and methods of (Sands) security operations would itself exacerbate the threat.

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Jerusalem U Announces: Former CNN Mideast Correspondent and AIPAC Leadership Development Director to Educate Teens …

Jerusalem Us ‘Step Up For Israel’ and the Jewish Weeks ‘Write On For Israel’ present a live Israel-advocacy session for New York high school students.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013

As a participant in a two-year Israel advocacy training program, I often feel like the only one of my peers who has any understanding of the biases Israel faces in the media, said Leeza Hirt, a Write On for Israel student. I am excited that now my friends will also have the opportunity to learn how to promote and defend Israel before we go off to college, next year.

The event, entitled The Media & The Middle East Biased or Balanced? will feature speakers and panelists from Israel, Washington D.C., and New York, including: former Mideast correspondent for CNN, Linda Sherzer, AIPAC Leadership Development Director, Jonathan Kessler, PR and Communications expert, Neil Lazarus, and Head of the IDF Liaison Unit to UN Peacekeeping Forces in the Golan Heights, Major Jonathan Conricus.

This is the third event in a three-session Israel-advocacy training seminar for teens. The first two events were webinars featuring Lazarus and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, as well as a viewing of the Jerusalem U produced and critically-acclaimed documentary films “Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference” and “Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus.”

At Jerusalem U, we pride ourselves on combining the power of film with leading experts and educators, and practical activism opportunities, said Andrea Gottlieb, Executive Director of Jerusalem U. The advocacy training seminar exemplifies this focus by merging all three elements for the next generation of Jewish leaders and supporters of Israel.

We encourage all high school students in the New York area to participate in this unique event and learn, together with other teens, about promoting Israel on college campuses, added Gottlieb.

The live event will take place at the UJA Federation in New York City on Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 pm. High school students are invited to register, free of charge, at

http://www.StepUpForIsrael.com/writeon-live.

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Ella Dershowitz's acting career started on Martha's Vineyard

It’s hard to say when budding actress Ella Dershowitz picked up the acting bug. It may be something she inherited, but it first became apparent on Martha’s Vineyard, a special place in her life.

She started honing her acting skills with the Island Theatre Workshop’s (ITW) summer program when she was five. Since graduating last May from Yale University with a degree in theater studies, the young, blue-eyed, red-haired Ms. Dershowitz has had a part in the HBO movie “Phil Spector” with Helen Mirren and Al Pacino, and has been in several plays and a movie.

She lives in New York and recently returned from three months in Los Angeles while reprising her role in the play “The Screenwriter’s Daughter” at the Blank Theater. It is a play she premiered on the Vineyard with The Vineyard Playhouse last summer. She also took on a starring role in an indie film called “Two Bit Waltz,” written and directed by Clara Mamet, an actress in the TV show “Neighbors,” whose father, playwright David Mamet, wrote the screenplay for and directed “Phil Spector.”

She spent her last summer with the ITW program when she was about 12. It was then that her parents, Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer, author, and Harvard law professor, and Carolyn Cohen, now professor emeritus of biology at Brandeis University, sent her to off-Island theater camps: Stagedoor in upstate New York, Walnut Hill in Massachusetts, and Cherubs at Northwestern University in Chicago.

She acted her way through high school at Milton Academy, where she had parts in several plays, including the role of Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Her college years were sprinkled with theater roles at Yale as well in off-campus theater. Summers, when not on the Vineyard, were spent in New York working on short films and TV. She was Ophelia in “Hamlet,” Sasa in “Sad Girl’s Guide,” and Hester Salomon in “Equus” at Yale.

Her skills are varied. She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and worked with the Actors Shakespeare Project at the Huntington Theater. Among the skills listed on her resum are kickboxing, rock climbing, walking on hands, making strange faces, dialects, and singing.

She isn’t afraid of being typecast, even though it occurred to her during an interview with The Times that she has played a lot of characters named Jenny. “I realized that in literally every project I’ve done on camera, except for the Phil Spector movie, I’m wearing a school girl outfit,” she said. Something she never had to do in real life.

Inspired by her movie-making friend Clara, she is writing a movie script and trying her hand at songwriting since returning from L.A. “This is the first time in two years I have not known what my next project is going to be,” she said. “It’s kind of scary but kind of fun. I really want to do a summer show. I would love to do another show on the Vineyard.

“I grew up doing theater on the Vineyard. I did my first play at five or six. I still have some of the songs I learned there stuck in my head. I remember my friends and I would go on the paratroopers ride at The Fair and sing our ITW songs really loudly while riding,” she recalled.

Last summer, when she acted in “The Screenwriter’s Daughter,” it was the first full summer she had spent on the Vineyard since she was 12. She also played an Emily Dickinson robot last summer at the Hebrew Center in a play produced by The Playhouse about a family who adopts a deluxe replica robot to spice up their marriage.

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Award for Jimmy Carter fuels outcry at Jewish university

NEW YORK ?? An award for conflict resolution has created a conflict of its own as former President Jimmy Carter, a persistent critic of Israel, was honored Wednesday by students at a Jewish university.

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Casino mogul to testify in Vegas in contract suit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino billionaire and GOP super-donor Sheldon Adelson makes a rare public appearance Thursday as the lead witness against a Hong Kong businessman who is suing his company for $328 million.

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Yeshiva U. journal honors Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter accepted an award from the Yeshiva University law schools journal, despite protests from pro-Israel supporters. On April 10, the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution at a ceremony in New York bestowed its International Advocate for Peace prize on Carter for his political activism. The event was totally peaceful, totally nonviolent, totally friendly, Brian Farkas, the journals editor, told the New York Times

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants a judge to bar cameras during his trip to the witness stand at a civil trial next week, saying that video and still images of his testimony would threaten his security. To drive home the point, the billionaire on Friday brought in renowned Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, to argue against cameras in the courtroom.

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Adelson asks to bar cameras from court because of "security threat"

Adelson asks to bar cameras from court because of “security threat” 1 April 2013 By Tim O’Reiley LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Sands Corp.

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Jerusalem U Announces: Former CNN Mideast Correspondent and AIPAC Leadership Development Director to Educate Teens …

Jerusalem Us ‘Step Up For Israel’ and the Jewish Weeks ‘Write On For Israel’ present a live Israel-advocacy session for New York high school students. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 As a participant in a two-year Israel advocacy training program, I often feel like the only one of my peers who has any understanding of the biases Israel faces in the media, said Leeza Hirt, a Write On for Israel student.

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Ella Dershowitz's acting career started on Martha's Vineyard

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