TJC’s The Salon Episode 14 Promo

www.tjctv.com On this episode of The Salon, the new National President of Hadassah, Marcie Natan, joins the discussion, along with Kveller.com editor Deborah Kolben and comedian Caroline Waxler. Topics include the debate over pregnancy reduction, the Leiby Kletzky tragedy, Michelle Bachman as “submissive wife” and presidential candidate, and more! The first and only show for and about Jewish women, The Salon is hosted by Forward editor Jane Eisner, with Mediaite.com’s Rachel Sklar. Watch it now, only on The Jewish Channel!

Russia Blames Opposition Forces for Syrian Massacre & Continues to Sell Arms to Asad

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Russia’s foreign minister, , spoke at a joint press conference alongside British Foreign Secretary, William Hague. In his statement, Lavrov openly condemned opposition forces, citing that they and Bashar al-Assad’s regime are responsible for the fighting that resulted in over 100 civilian casualties in the cities of and .

While Russia has backed the in criticizing the heavy artillery attack on the city of Houla by the Syrian government, it has also pointed out that Assad’s regime is not the only party responsible.

Russia sided with Syria’s position that terror groups like al-Qaida also contribute to the non-stop . Russia continues to sell a cache of weaponry to Assad, who is a vital ally to the Kremlins.

In the midst of the violence and fatalities, Lavrov did try to distance the Kremlin for Assad’s regime and added that its foremost priority is to put a halt to the bloodshed, so that Syrians can establish a stable government.

Lavrov and Hague called for both sides to agree to a cease fire and to return to the negotiating table. This ensures that plans for the six-point peace plan – which is vital for putting an end to the Syrian conflict – can move forward. Hague added that without the plan, Syria is doomed to bloody civil war.

While Lavrov emphasized that an end to violence is the main objective, he also directed the weight of the blame to outside forces, which he says have been encouraging opposition parties to fight in order to force other nations to intervene.

Lavrov admitted that the massacre at Houla was largely due to artillery shelling from the government. However, he also pointed to a number of civilian deaths that came at the hands of small arms gun fire, which he claims came from the opposition.

Russia’s position on Syria has put the country at odds with the West. Russia is opposed to direct intervention in sovereign nations and has reportedly balked at sanctions imposed against Syria by the West.

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African Migrants in Israel Face Backlash

A surge in African immigrants has sparked a flurry of backlash from Israelis who feel that the new migrants are not welcome and pose a threat to ’s identity. Some Israelis are now taking the law into their own hands and resorting to intimidation and violent attacks.

By law and an international refugee treaty, Israel is required to provide a place of safety for migrants who come to escape oppression and war from their home country.

An estimated 60,000 African migrants, primarily from and , have managed to sneak past Israel’s border that it shares with Egypt. The absence of a fence and border patrol agents has made it easy for to slip through unnoticed.

While Israel is steadily building a fence to seal the 125 mile border, migrants continue to flood the country at a rate of approximately 1,000 every month. Most migrants come with nothing but the clothes on their back. Most report being abused and badly mistreated by the Bedouins who smuggle them.

While still make up less than one percent of Israel’s total population, some Israelis feel the refugees are harming the country’s identity as a Jewish state.

Even top Israeli officials have used derogatory terms to describe the migrants, using names such as “cancer” and “infiltrators”. Even Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has taken a firm stance against the refugees and said that their increasing numbers can lead to the demise of the Jewish state.

Due to a 1951 U.N. treaty, Israel cannot deport refugees back to their country where their lives may be in jeopardy. Other options are being considered, such as looking for a third country that is willing to give them asylum.

Israel has been slammed by the for granting asylum to only one of the 4,603 people who applied in 2011. Without legal status, migrants will not be able to work or receive health care.

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TJC’s The Salon Ep. 18 Clip: On Obama’s Changing Views of Same-Sex Marriage

tjctv.com In this clip from episode 18 of TJC’s THE SALON, guests Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, independent filmmaker Liz Nord (“Punk Rock in the Holy Land,” “Battle for Jerusalem”) and performer Allison Goldberg, co-creator of “Bologologues” and hosts Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, and Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio, discuss Obama’s support of same-sex marriage.

TJC’s The Salon Ep.18 Clip: On the HBO Series “Girls”

tjctv.com In this clip from episode 18 of TJC’s THE SALON, guests Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, independent filmmaker Liz Nord (“Punk Rock in the Holy Land,” “Battle for Jerusalem”) and performer Allison Goldberg, co-creator of “Bologologues” and hosts Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, and Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio, discuss the popularity and controversy surrounding the new HBO show “Girls”

TJC’s The Salon Ep. 18 Web Promo

tjctv.com Jewish women discuss: on this episode of TJC’s The Salon, the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, Joy Ladin, joins the show, along with independent filmmaker Liz Nord (“Punk Rock in the Holy Land,” “Battle for Jerusalem”) and performer Allison Goldberg, co-creator of “Bologologues.” With hosts Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, and Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio, our panel covers everything from Obama’s support of same-sex marriage to the firing of a teacher for undergoing IVF treatments to the popularity of the show “Girls.”

TJC’s The Salon Ep. 18 Web Promo

tjctv.com Jewish women discuss: on this episode of TJC’s The Salon, the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, Joy Ladin, joins the show, along with independent filmmaker Liz Nord (“Punk Rock in the Holy Land,” “Battle for Jerusalem”) and performer Allison Goldberg, co-creator of “Bologologues.” With hosts Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, and Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio, our panel covers everything from Obama’s support of same-sex marriage to the firing of a teacher for undergoing IVF treatments to the popularity of the show “Girls.”