Monday, June 26, 2017

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Netanyahu Vows: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Forever Remain Part of Israel

(Moran Azulay/ynetnews.com) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Wednesday that the Temple Mount and the Western Wall “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty” during a special Knesset session celebrating Jerusalem Day and marking 50 years to the capital’s unification.

Report: Trump Will Present Peace Initiative Within a Month

(Elior Levy/ynetnews.com) U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting Tuesday that he plans to announce a new peace initiative in the coming weeks, according to the pan-Arabic newspaper Al Hayat.

The newspaper quotes a senior source as

Israel Approves Economic Benefits Package for Palestinians

(Ilana Messika/TPS) In a move intended to build confidence with Palestinians ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and against the backdrop of U.S. efforts to advance negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the security cabinet approved an economic benefits package for Palestinians on Sunday

Chabad Provides Comfort and Expresses Gratitude in Manchester

(Faygie Levy Holt/chabad.org) As police continue their investigation into the terrorist bombing outside the Manchester Arena in England that killed at least 22 people on May 22—some of them children—and wounded as many as 60, acts of kindness and comfort are being seen around the city.

Trump Warns Abbas: No Preconditions on Negotiations

In his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month, U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear that Washington would support an initiative to normalize relations between Israel and the Persian Gulf states regardless of whether a solution to the Palestinian issue is found, if Ramallah sets preconditions for

Congress Marks 50 Years Since Jerusalem Reunification,

Calls to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

Twenty-nine senators and congressmen took part in an event at the Capitol marking the jubilee year of Israel’s lightning victory over Arab aggressors in the Six-Day War.

There were high spirits

Yeshiva of Flatbush Rocks Disability Inclusion at ALEH

Jerusalem—On Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH’s Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school’s dean of students, Rabbi

The State of Fertility in Israel

Last time, we discussed the unique state of fertility in Israel. We will now assess the impact of health insurance laws on access to fertility treatments.

What is the Israeli law regarding fertility treatments?

In most countries,

Trump Wavers on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

(TPS and combined sources) US President Donald Trump has decided that he will not move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and will sign the waiver delaying the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital by six months. The Israeli news source, NRG, reported that the U.S. has decided not to move its embassy to

Israeli Leaders Congratulate French President-Elect Macron

(Ilana Messika/TPS and combined sources) Israeli parliamentarians from across the political spectrum congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential elections. The independent centrist and former economy minister won 65 percent of the votes counted compared to far-right rival Marine Le

In Jab at Erdogan, Rivlin Notes Jerusalem’s Jewish Majority Dates to Ottoman Period

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Tuesday sought to counter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s claim that Israel was attempting to “judaize” Jerusalem, with Rivlin noting the Jewish majority in Israel’s capital dates back to the Ottoman period.

“We have heard

April Tourism to Israel Breaks Monthly Record Since Country’s Founding

(JNS.org) In April 2017, a record-breaking 349,000 tourists entered Israel, a 38-percent increase from April 2016 and the highest-ever figure for any month since Israel’s establishment in 1948.

Additionally, between January and April 2017, 1.1 million tourists entered the Jewish state, an

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