Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Israel/World

President Trump Reluctantly Renews Iran Nuclear Deal

Since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2015, the American Jewish community has been holding its collective breath, tensely awaiting the day of its inevitable collapse. For many, the deal has

Police Close Temple Mount to Jewish Visitors

(TPS) Jerusalem police evicted a group of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount Wednesday for violating visitation rules and closed the holy site to Jews. Jewish groups have

US Swiftly Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terror Attack in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman swiftly condemned Friday’s “despicable” terror attack in Jerusalem, in which three Arab terrorists killed two Israeli Druze

Hamas Calls for More Terror Attacks as Israel Reopens Temple Mount

(JNS.org) The Palestinian terror group Hamas called for additional terror attacks in Jerusalem, and against Israelis living in Judea and Samaria, as the Temple Mount gradually

Iran Condemns ‘Worthless’ US Sanctions on Ballistic Missile Program

(JNS.org) Iranian officials condemned fresh U.S. sanctions against Iran’s ballistic missile program Tuesday, calling the sanctions announcement “contemptible and

‘Anti-Zionism Is New Form of Anti-Semitism,’ French Leader Says

Emmanuel Macron decries French collaboration with Nazis, vows to fight anti-Semitism •
 “We cannot build pride upon a lie. ... We will never surrender to the messages of hate,” he says.

Mosques to Close Friday, Waqf Calls for Prayers Outside Al-Aqsa

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Islamic officials in Jerusalem said mosques around the city would be closed on Friday, and called on Muslims to hold Friday prayers around the perimeter of the

Netanyahu Caught on Live Mic Bashing EU Over Israel

(Ilan Evyatar/TPS) Europe is undermining its own security by undermining Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday as he was caught on live microphone bashing the

German Woman Returns to Her Roots, Converts to Judaism at 81

At the age of 81, Mazal (Monica) Herzfeld converted to Judaism.

The little girl from Düsseldorf, Germany, who spent her childhood in the dark days of Nazi Germany, came full circle in Gush Etzion in

Mayim Bialik, New Voice of SodaStream, Lauds Israeli Company’s ‘Diversity’

Mayim Bialik, a star on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” launched a witty new video campaign this week for SodaStream, succeeding actress Scarlett Johansson as the official pitchwoman for the Israeli beverage carbonation company.

YU Undergrads Run Educational Camps for Israeli At-Risk Youth

Highlighting its crucial role in the lives of Israeli youth at risk, Yeshiva University’s Counterpoint Israel Program kicked off its 12th consecutive year with a communal bar mitzvah ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem for 13 grade-school students from the

Israel Commences Gaza Power Cut

(TPS) Israel has reduced the supply of electricity to Gaza in line with a Palestinian Authority request, according to reports coming out of the Strip on Monday.

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