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By Cornelia Meyer*

The Europeans were caught in the middle when the US last year
unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA), which had been signed in 2015 between the permanent five
representatives of the UN Security Council plus Germany and Iran. Their
stance was that Tehran had complied with the letter of the agreement,
which had been attested by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Federica Mogherini even tried to devise an alternate non-dollar
denominated payment system to enable European companies to circumvent
the US sanctions and continue trading with Iran. The plan was a flop.
European companies were afraid that, even if they circumvented the
dollar, trading with Iran might shut them out of the US banking system.
The US is still the world’s largest economy and Iran, with its 80
million people and roughly $440 billion of gross domestic product, can’t
stack up to that. However, Switzerland has devised a smaller non-dollar
denominated payment channel for humanitarian goods like medicines,
which are exempt from US sanctions, and that mechanism seems to be
working.

One year on, US President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser
John Bolton want to apply maximum pressure on Iran. On May 2, they
cancelled the exemptions from oil sanctions they had granted to eight
nations and, since then, the rhetoric has ratcheted up considerably.

Iran’s reaction was to give the remaining JCPOA countries an ultimatum
of two months or it would resume activities regulated under articles 26
and 36 of the agreement. This means they would no longer sell heavy
water and enriched uranium to Russia and Oman, but store them in the
country. This did not go down well in Europe.

Unlike the US, Europe is the Middle East’s near neighbor, and the
Europeans are concerned about the lack of stability in their vicinity.
Failed states like Libya and Syria and the tenuous situation in Iraq
have resulted in streams of refugees that European governments find
difficult to deal with. It has also given rise to alt-right movements
and parties, who have written xenophobic and Islamophobic slogans on
their banners.

Europe, then, is looking on with bated breath at recent developments, as
the US is sending an aircraft carrier and airborne squadrons to the
Gulf. Trump has also warned that he could send 100,000 soldiers to the
Middle East. On Wednesday, the US ordered all non-essential personnel in
its diplomatic missions in Iraq to return for fear that they might be
attacked — only to be contradicted by Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, the British
deputy commander of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the US-led
coalition against Daesh, that there was no increased danger from
Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria.

Also, this week, two Saudi oil tankers and one each from the UAE and
Norway were sabotaged off the shores of the port of Fujairah, and two
drones damaged the east-west oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia. Houthi rebels
assumed responsibility for the drone attacks. The pipeline is
important. It was built in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq War precisely
to circumvent the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hurmuz. Twenty percent
of global crude oil trade has to pass through the Strait of Hormuz to
reach global markets, making it a potential choke point for worldwide
oil supplies.

Against that backdrop, Europe and, for that matter, the world fear that
any spark might ignite a situation so laden with tension, although all
parties assure that they do not want war. The Middle East is a
geopolitical powder keg, which could hardly take yet another armed
conflict.

Europe is concerned. Everybody prefers to live in a peaceful
neighborhood. This brings us to what the Europeans can do. Norbert
Roettgen, a Member of the German Bundestag and head of its foreign
affairs select committee, proposed that Germany, France and the UK (the
Europeans signatories to the JCPOA) should take a leadership role in
trying to mediate in the matter. He admitted that the JCPOA had some
faults, especially in as much as it did not include Iran’s military
involvement and influence in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Yemen. He is
of the opinion that these issues need to be addressed, but he felt that
the JCPOA was a good starting point. He reinforced that Iran had
adhered to the letter of the agreement but opined that the two-month
ultimatum was singularly unhelpful.

Roettgen had a point. Alas, it will be difficult to get the Europeans to
act as one at this point. Brexit makes the British position difficult,
while France and Germany are currently at loggerheads on many issues. It
would also be important to engage in a meaningful way with the US
administration in order for any efforts to mediate to be effective.

In this context, it did not help that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
cancelled a scheduled visit with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at
short notice in order to go to Iraq. Pompeo was also not able to
convince the EU foreign ministers when he met them in Brussels on
Monday. Mogherini was very clear in as much as she wanted to see
tensions cooled. Pompeo’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin
and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov did not go any further.

In the meantime, the saber-rattling continues and tensions are on the
rise. While both Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei say that
they do not want war, things could unintentionally get out of hand.
Roettgen’s notion that there might be a role for the Europeans to
mediate may have some validity. However, they would need to have a very
clear game plan in order to stand a chance of succeeding — however slim
that chance might be.

• Cornelia Meyer is a business consultant, macro-economist and energy expert. Twitter: @MeyerResources

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The Iranian-supplied drone attacks carried out by the Houthis on Saudi
energy infrastructure on Tuesday are an immediate concern for all
supporters. Here, the Houthis, who the same day had finished observing
the Stockholm process for clearing out the port of Hodeidah, launched
Tehran’s drones into Saudi Arabia. For some, that is a direct attack by
the Islamic Republic of Iran. There is a much bigger picture to
understand when it comes to Iranian-backed attacks on energy
infrastructure, and Tehran’s dangerous games in the face of mounting
economic pressure and international isolation are a warning of what is
to come.

Iran’s drone doctrine is based on asymmetric warfare. Most people focus
on governments deploying drones, but terrorists, insurgents and other
non-state actors are using them as well. Hezbollah has been operating
Iranian-built drones against Israel for years, but these have been
predominantly military-grade models and thus fairly sophisticated. To be
clear, Hezbollah acquires advanced models from Iran and is one of only
10 entities that have fired missiles from a drone at targets on the
ground. The other nine are all countries, not violent non-state actors.

Iran uses its drones in what should now be seen as a very threatening
manner. In March, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) held a
drill codenamed “Towards Jerusalem 1” near the strategic Strait of
Hormuz. It flew about 50 “offensive and combat” drones to the Arabian
Gulf, including “Saegheh” unmanned combat aerial vehicles, which are
based on the American RQ-170 that Tehran captured a few years ago and
that it was able to duplicate to use against the US’ Arab partners. The
drones took off from bases up to about 1,000 kilometers from the targets
on Bani Farur island and successfully bombed them. It was the first
time such a high number of offensive drones had participated in a drill.

In Yemen, the story is a continuation of the Iranian model. The Houthis
have made effective use of drones in their fight against government
forces and the Saudi-led coalition. They have struck targets inside and
outside Yemen with ballistic missiles, with US-supplied Patriot missile
batteries being the primary defense against these attacks. But drones
have not only appeared in the air — Houthi forces have also conducted
attacks on coastal shipping using remotely controlled explosive “drone
boats.” The most significant example was an attack on a Saudi frigate in
January 2017.

Now the threat against energy assets from Iran and its proxies in terms of asymmetric warfare through the use of drones is only growing. Culture seems to be a driver in Iran’s use of drones. The 1990 movie “Mohajer,” based on a true story, depicted the start of drone operations in Iran during the closing years of the Iraqi-imposed war of the 1980s. The Qods Mohajer drone first flew in 1985, so Iranian experience with drones is neither unknown nor new.

The Iranian armed forces actually started using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including drones, at around that time, mostly for intelligence gathering, including imaging, and bombing operations.

Now we live in a more combative time, as Iran shows off its networks and
ability to spread technology in response to increasing sanctions
affecting the country’s economic sectors. Iranian forces are using
drones for every possible mission, from logistics to surveillance, and
probably soon airstrikes with payload. Iran deploys surveillance and
armed drones in its border areas, including for reconnaissance and
target identification, as well as in the neighboring countries in which
it is militarily involved, like Iraq and Syria. Moreover, with Houthi
successes, strikes on energy infrastructure by Iran and its proxies
appear to be a well-structured model for targeting such assets in the
immediate future. That Iran and its proxies can use such asymmetric
tactics, which cover land and sea, brings into focus the threat from
such technology in Tehran’s hands.

Geographically, the reach of such Iranian-based asymmetric tools is
problematic because of the way Iran is teaching its proxies, or how its
proxies modify and adapt, to use drones and other technology against
energy infrastructure or transport. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are primary
asymmetric targets because of Iran and its proxies’ modus operandiand
their proximity.

Unfortunately, the spread of such technology, which can strike other
energy infrastructure, is likely because of the ease of transportation,
assembly, launching and striking of energy-related targets. Iran’s
global network, supported by Hezbollah, is a primary threat and allies
of both exist in West Africa and Latin America. The ideal targets for
Iran and its proxies remain oil pipelines, certain oil export
infrastructure and oil industry personnel that are close to any
locations from where drones can be launched. Other target sites include
utilities and electric power plants. Wellheads will still be a target
but, thanks to drone technology, bigger targets with higher
psychological impacts loom. The US’ designation of the IRGC as a Foreign
Terrorist Organization is part of the attempts to try to mitigate the
spread of such technology. Indeed, Iran is playing a dangerous game as
President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign continues.

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(SALLANCHES, France) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday in a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spanish authorities said, proudly announcing the capture of a man accused of crimes against humanity.

José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been the most wanted ETA member since 2002. Interpol, the global police body, had issued a red alert against him. Spanish authorities also accuse him of multiple killings and belonging to a terrorist organization.

ETA, whose initials stand for “Basque Homeland and Freedom” in the Basque language, killed more than 850 people during its decades-long violent campaign to create an independent state in northern Spain and southern France. The militant group gave up its arms in 2017 and disbanded last year after being weakened by a sustained police effort to dismantle its operations and arrest its leaders.

Spain’s Interior Ministry said Ternera’s arrest took place early Thursday in Sallanches, a town of 16,000 in the French Alps, with both French intelligence services and Spanish Civil Guard agents taking part. Spanish authorities said Ternera, 69, had been living near Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, a French winter sports haven close to the borders of France, Switzerland and Italy.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said Ternera was arrested by France’s domestic intelligence service DGSI, based on a 2017 French conviction in absentia for involvement in a terrorist group. That verdict carried a sentence of eight years in prison and barred him from French territory.

Police took Ternera to the courthouse in nearby Bonneville, where he appeared before a French judge who approved having him remain in custody. Police then marched out Ternera — with a hood covering his head — into an unmarked police car to go to the Bonneville prison.

Prosecutors said he will be brought before the Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday. Since he was convicted in absentia, Ternera has the right to request a new trial. Bonneville prosecutor Patrice Guigon said Ternera had a lawyer in Paris, but did not identify the attorney.

Guigon said Ternera had been in the region “for at least several days.” He said he was seen Thursday by a doctor for an unspecified “medical problem” but the condition was not so severe as to keep him out of prison.

Spain will ask France to extradite Ternera to stand trial for his alleged crimes before he completes his prison sentence there, according to Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska.

“The arrest of Josu Ternera has been a maximum priority,” Grande-Marlaska said. “The collaboration and cooperation with French police and courts has been a decisive element in this victory of the rule of law over the ETA terrorist organization.”

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the end of the ETA showed that “our commitment against terrorism and for a peaceful coexistence of all people is eternal.”

Carmen Ladrón de Guevara, a lawyer representing an association of ETA’s victims, told The Associated Press in Madrid that Ternera was a “macabre symbol.”

“He is one of the most symbolic members of ETA,” Ladrón de Guevara said. “I started to receive calls from the victims early this morning and one of them told me: ‘Finally.’”

Ternera’s voice was identified as one of the two ETA members who read a statement announcing the group’s dismantling on audio recordings released on May 3, 2018, capping decades of the militants’ involvement in bombings, slayings and attacks.

Investigators have tracked Ternera’s links to ETA since its violent activities shot it to international prominence in the 1970s. Ternera was one of the negotiators who sat down with Spanish government envoys for talks to try to end the group’s activities in the mid-2000s.

He went on to become a lawmaker in the Basque regional parliament but went into hiding in late 2002 after Spain’s Supreme Court summoned him for his alleged involvement in a bomb attack on the barracks of the Civil Guard in Zaragoza that killed 11 people, including six minors. In homage to those victims, investigators dubbed the mission to arrest Ternera “Operation Stolen Childhood.”

Spanish courts are seeking him for his alleged part in that massacre, as well as for allegedly being involved in the killing of businessman Luis Maria Hergueta Guinea in 1980.

In response to Thursday’s arrest, the elected leader of the Basque Country region in northern Spain, Iñigo Urkullu, said Basque society had moved past its painful past.

“Basque society is moving toward the future … but with a critical view toward its past and a commitment in the present and future to respect human rights and pluralism,” Urkullu said.

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Schiff is scheduling the vote after the Justice Department missed a Wednesday deadline to hand over an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The department also declined to hand over what Schiff described as “a dozen narrow sets of documents” that were referred to in the report. 

 

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White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a 12-page letter to the committee chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., labeling congressional investigations as efforts to “harass” Trump in the wake of Mueller’s probe. The letter said that current and former administration officials would not be permitted to testify and that the administration would fight subpoenas as Democrats moved to investigate Trump’s presidency and finances. 

 

Cipollone also argued in the letter that Congress was a legislature, not a law enforcement body, and did not have a right to pursue most investigations. 

 

Nadler responded to Cipollone with his own letter Thursday evening, saying the White House’s refusal to comply was “astounding and dangerous.” 

 

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A Guatemalan official says a 2½-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BrooklynVegan: 2nd ‘Fugazi: Instrument’ screening added at Nitehawk Park Slope w/ Guy Picciotto Q&A

Nitehawk Park Slope has added a second 20th anniversary screening of concert documentary ”Fugazi: Instrument’, happening Tuesday, May 21 at 7:45 PM…

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Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: Ron DeSantis ‘not allowed’ to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians – Tampa Bay Times

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Ron DeSantis ‘not allowed’ to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians – Tampa Bay Times

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis met with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week to discuss the revelation in the Mueller report that “at least one” Florida county had its election information accessed by Russian hackers in 2016.
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Michigan State Representative Larry Inman, who was indicted on charges of attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI. The lawmaker purportedly has a passion for Amelia Earhart memorabilia.
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Two Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists with machetes and axes have reportedly been resettled in Australia as part of a possible “people swap” deal with the United States.
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The former FBI director flogs his book and undermines America’s faith in democracy and the rule of law. Former FBI general counsel James Baker said this week that he and other officials were “quite worried” that former FBI Director James Comey appeared to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump during a 2017 meeting regarding salacious allegations found in the Steele dossier.
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Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: India’s Muslims fear for their future under Narendra Modi – BBC News
GOP lawmaker indicted for trying to trade his vote for cash, lying to the FBI, authorities say – The Washington Post
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Rwandan murderers: ‘Secret deal’ took in accused jungle axe murderers – NEWS.com.au
“fbi” – Google News: Ex-FBI lawyer: Officials were ‘quite worried’ Comey appeared to be blackmailing Trump with dossier – Fox News

Ron DeSantis ‘not allowed’ to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians – Tampa Bay Times

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis met with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week to discuss the revelation in the Mueller report that “at least one” Florida county had its election information accessed by Russian hackers in 2016.
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Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: India’s Muslims fear for their future under Narendra Modi – BBC News

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Image caption Shaukat Ali was accosted by a mob in Assam state With an increase in hate crimes against Muslims in India in recent years, some fear the world’s largest democracy is becoming dangerously intolerant under the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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GOP lawmaker indicted for trying to trade his vote for cash, lying to the FBI, authorities say – The Washington Post

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Michigan State Representative Larry Inman, who was indicted on charges of attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI. The lawmaker purportedly has a passion for Amelia Earhart memorabilia.
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Two Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists with machetes and axes have reportedly been resettled in Australia as part of a possible “people swap” deal with the United States.
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The former FBI director flogs his book and undermines America’s faith in democracy and the rule of law. Former FBI general counsel James Baker said this week that he and other officials were “quite worried” that former FBI Director James Comey appeared to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump during a 2017 meeting regarding salacious allegations found in the Steele dossier.
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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: Three Bicyclists Were Killed This Week In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/MARINE PARK/BORO PARK – While Mayor Bill de Blasio is out campaigning for U.S president, cyclists are continuing to die in his city. The total number of cyclists who have died this year so far now totals 10. Meet 22-year-old Kenichi Nakagawa, 16-year-old Yisroel Schwartz, and 29-year-old Robert Sommer– all cyclists that were killed […]

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Sunset Park Brooklyn” – Google News: This weekend: 14 “Sacred Sites” open their doors to history buffs – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

This weekend: 14 “Sacred Sites” open their doors to history buffs  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

May 18-19 is the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s ninth annual “Sacred Sites Open House.”

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Borough Park Brooklyn” – Google News: This weekend: 14 “Sacred Sites” open their doors to history buffs – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

This weekend: 14 “Sacred Sites” open their doors to history buffs  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

May 18-19 is the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s ninth annual “Sacred Sites Open House.”

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How free is ‘free college’?  The Christian Science Monitor

As ‘free college’ plans proliferate, more is being learned about what’s covered and what’s not. The bottom line, say students: Read the fine print.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “brooklyn crime news” – Google News: HCSO Displays New Mobile Command Vehicle in Brooklyn Park – ccxmedia.org

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The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has a new vehicle that will help them on the scene. The Mobile Command Post was delivered March 19th.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Eagle: Get a peek inside artist studios in Industry City this weekend

Industry City Open Studios will welcome more than 100 artists and makers to the waterfront this weekend, for one weekend only.

On Saturday and Sunday, those who stop by Industry City will get an intimate look not just at artists’ work, but also into their workspaces.

“I’ve had other studio spaces, and none have been in a space as vibrant as Industry City,” said textile artist Tara Marchionna. “Being an artist is solitary, yet you need to seek community to grow your work. Industry City provides that through the diversity of artists and business owners.”

Marchionna said she’s thankful for the effort that goes into putting on an event on the scale of Open Studios, which is entering its sixth year.

“Open Studios is a great way to connect with the public and potentially grow your client base — and it is a lot of work to put together. I’m thankful for all the hard work that goes into organizing it and the opportunity to be a part of it.”

“Collapsed Horizon” by Tara Marchionna. Photo courtesy of Industry City
“Collapsed Horizon” by Tara Marchionna. Photo courtesy of Industry City

This year’s list of participants features a diverse range of artists, according to organizers. Among them will be painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, textile desingers and more.

Marchionna, who works with cloth, mainly works on a floor loom.

“I use dye like watercolor paint to create cloth that can either be stretched like a painting, draped, or work on the body,” she said. “I’m drawn to weaving and fiber because of the tactility of the medium and the texture it creates. I also greatly enjoy the process; the methodical act of setting up my loom, painting and weaving.”

Open Studios is also an exciting event for artist, inventor and product designer Adam Frank.

“My career in public art requires me to work in many different disciplines — including design, engineering, technology, politics and business,” he said. “It is great to be in such a diverse, creative atmosphere that reflects the multifaceted nature of my practice.”

Open Studios runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The entrance is located at 238 36th Street, Building 2.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: Myrtle Avenue Summer Series: Outdoor Fun All Season Long

CLINTON HILL – Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will present a packed schedule of outdoor programs this summer including lunchtime concerts, fitness classes, kids’ activities, and more. All of the events in the 2019 Myrtle Avenue Summer Series are free and will take place at Clinton Hill’s Myrtle Avenue Plaza, the pedestrian plaza located on Myrtle […]

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: Building Life-Long Memories at Summer Camp

With less than two months away from summer, you may have started thinking about your kids’ summer plans. Ideally, you want them to reduce their screen time, spend time outdoors, and have fun with friends! Guess what? Summer camp does all of that and more! Entering their 93rd season, at Marks JCH camp, their goal […]

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