Lloyd de Vries
In 2002, 22 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls were brought to Bridgeton for a 10-day women’s leadership program. “My So-Called Enemy” is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the program and follows the lives of six of the girls over the next seven years.
“Enemy,” which won a Spring 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award, its fifth prize since its release, was shown Sunday, July 10, at the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades, followed by a discussion.
The political unrest that overthrew Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and empowered the opposition in other Arab countries has been called the Facebook Revolution because the opposition used Internet services like Facebook and YouTube to promote their causes and expose government crackdowns.
So The Jewish Standard asked Jonathan Golden of Drew University if the Internet is a factor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Absolutely,” he said. “You’re seeing more Palestinians communicating with one another and trying to organize. I think they’re taking a page from the ‘Arab Spring.’ They are indeed trying to leverage the power of the Internet in order to organize.
It took Dovid Greenfield of Teaneck just 21 seconds to pin his opponent and win his third straight heavyweight title at the Wittenburg tournament.
And the Torah Academy of Bergen County junior wasn’t surprised at all.
“I’ve worked really hard for this,” he told The Jewish Standard. “I go for a pin in every match.”
He’s probably one of the best wrestlers, if not the best, that TABC has ever produced, his coach, Yoni Ellman, told the Standard before the tournament.
“He’s a very good wrestler, well-recognized when he goes to matches,” Ellman said. “Every coach knows who he is.”