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Michigan Becomes Latest State to Pass Anti-BDS Legislation

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(JNS.org) Michigan has become the latest state to pass legislation aimed at combating the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The bipartisan legislation, HB 5821 and 5822, was passed by both the House and Senate in December and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday. The bill prohibits Michigan from...

Israel Spotlight: Chava Segal

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Chava Segal grew up on the Lower East Side of New York City. Her fondest memories include walking from a young age with her father, well-known radio personality Nachum Segal, to Mizrachi Shul every Shabbat morning. She attended Manhattan Day School (MDS) for elementary school and Ma’ayanot for High School.

Her next stop? Nursing at Hunter College, eventually to specialize in midwifery.

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I chose MMY because of its intellectual learning for women, the incredible relationships I knew I would be able to have with my teachers, the fact that it is not one specific hashkafa and because of MMY’s ability to prepare its students for the future with learning skills...

Hoops for Heroes: A Night of R&R for Israel’s Defenders

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Combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces are constantly on the move. Whether patrolling dangerous areas, arresting terrorists or even just exercising to prepare for the next operation, they have precious few opportunities to relax and enjoy themselves. So Yashar LaChayal, a non-profit organization in Israel, decided to do something special for them!

Yashar LaChayal’s mission is to provide humanitarian support to Israeli combat soldiers. Whether by donating high-quality winter clothing, providing toiletries and electrical appliances to soldiers from financially disadvantaged families or by building rest stations for soldiers on patrol, Yashar LaChayal aims to be there...

Israel Exposes Arab Terrorist Cell That Planned to Target IDF Soldiers

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel recently exposed an Arab terrorist cell that was planning to target Israeli soldiers in the southern part of the country, defense officials revealed Tuesday.

The cell’s three members were arrested in a joint police-Shin Bet security agency operation. Three Bedouins were also arrested on suspicion of aiding the cell’s operations.

According to the Shin Bet, terror cell members Mahmed Masri, 37, from Be’er Sheva, and Abdullah Abu Ayyash, 26, from the Bedouin town of Kuseife, allegedly planned to detonate explosives at soldiers’ hitchhiking posts, wait for first responders to arrive and then stage shooting attacks. The third suspect is a...

Kerry Draws Ire From Both Israeli Leaders and US Democrats

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(Anav Silverman/TPS) Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech outlining the Obama administration’s vision of a Mideast peace plan to Washington diplomatic corps at the State Department on Wednesday, the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha Council, Oded Revivi, described John Kerry as a man who does not speak the truth and who is disconnected from reality.

“In a meeting with Kerry a few weeks ago, I understood that this was a man who is completely disconnected and is looking to make headlines, a man who takes a side in the conflict and confuses facts with dreams,” said Revivi, the mayor of Efrat, who met with Kerry in Washington.

“During his tenure as secretary of...

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