Friday, March 22, 2019

Israel/World

Mayors From Around the World Form Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism, BDS

(JNS) Mayors from around the world have announced a coalition to combat anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment.

Announcing the launch last week of a Global Mayors Coalition Against Hate, Antisemitism and BDS were Mayor Uwe Becker of Frankfurt, Germany; Mayor Gabriel Groisman of Bal Harbour, Florida.; and

First International Flights Land at New Airport in Eilat

 (JNS) Irish budget-friendly airliner Ryanair became the first to land a plane at Eilat’s new international airport this week. The flights were to Poznan, Poland, and round-trip from Prague.

The Ramon International Airport is named after the first Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who perished in the

Israel Ranked Eighth Most Powerful Country in World

(JNS) The US News & World Report annual international survey found Israel to be the eighth most powerful nation in the world for the third year in a row, based on responses from 21,000 people in four regions across the globe.

A ranking of 80 countries found Israel to be the 29th best country, up one

Israeli Spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ Sends First Selfie From More Than 23,000 Miles Away

(JNS) The Israeli lunar spacecraft “Beresheet,” the Jewish state’s first, sent a photo of itself at a distance of 23,364 miles from Earth as it is heading to the moon. The photo’s background shows the continent of Australia.

A plaque displays Israel’s flag with the inscriptions “Am

New Gate in Old City Jerusalem Officially Debuts After $3 Million Renovation

(JNS) The New Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City has reopened to the public after more than $3 million was invested in renovating it, announced the Jerusalem municipality this week. The New Gate and the adjacent street are a major tourist attraction in the Old City.

First opened in 1889, the New Gate is

California High-Schoolers Pictured Saluting Swastika Shaped Out of Plastic Cups

(JNS) A viral picture of what appeared to be high school students at a weekend party in California saluting alongside a table with cups configured as a swastika has sparked outrage.

The area’s congressional representative, Democrat Harley Rouda, did not mince words in condemning the pictures.

U.S Deploys Its Most Advanced Missile Defense System in Israel

The US Army has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system to Israel for the first time, US and Israeli military officials said on Monday.

As part of a joint drill involving more than 200 Israeli and American troops, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was

My Goal Is to Give 100 Percent of Myself to Everything I Do

(Courtesy of AMIT) “My goal is to give 100 percent of myself to everything I do,” says the top cyber student.

When a new cyber program was introduced in the middle of last year, the students at AMIT Technological High School in Ashdod were pretty surprised. They hadn’t heard much about it

Celebrating Purim With IDF Soldiers

Purim in Israel is a festive time, but thousands of young Israelis must spend the holiday far from home and family as they defend the national festivities as part of their army service. While their parents, grandparents and siblings celebrate with a joyful meal, costumes and maybe some alcoholic beverages,

US Palestinian Mission to Combine With Israel Embassy in Early March

(JNS) The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General, the latter of which has served as the diplomatic office for Palestinians, will merge next month, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. official. Both are in Jerusalem.

“The merger of the consulate and the embassy will take place on March 4 or 5, at which

Israel Set to Launch World’s First Privately Funded Mission to the Moon

(JNS) [At press time] Israel was scheduled to launch its initial mission to the moon on Thursday, February 21, which also represents the world’s first privately funded lunar voyage, announced Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The lunar spacecraft, called “Beresheet,”

VP Pence Makes First Auschwitz Visit

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made his first-ever visit to Auschwitz last week, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.

“I traveled in our delegation with people who had

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