Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Israel/World

Abbas: ‘Martyrs’ Are ‘Most Sacred Thing We Have’

(MEMRI/JNS) The Palestinians cannot be removed from their homeland, and every building built by the Zionist occupation will be destroyed, said Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud

Hamas Escalates Violence From Gaza to Mollify Restless Populace

A succession of security incidents on the Gazan-Israeli border in recent days has once again shattered a period of calm, casting fresh doubts on the ability of the ceasefire to hold up.

The incidents serve Hamas’s goal of putting pressure on Israel to agree to a longer-term arrangement,

Body of Rabbi Dovid Traube, z”l, Found at Greenwood Lake

The body of Rabbi Dovid Zalman Traube, z”l, a 38-year-old father of seven from Monsey, New York,  was found in Greenwood Lake in Orange County, New York.

Rabbi Traube had gone missing after attempting to rescue his 10-year-old son, who had fallen into the lake during a boating outing.

The Unlikeliest Absorption Center: A Soft Landing in Israel Through Disability Care and Inclusion

For most, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not without its challenges, and many new immigrants become frustrated while attempting to navigate Israeli bureaucracy,

North American Oleh With Autism Joins IDF

Special in Uniform, a pioneering military inclusion program developed by Lend a Hand to a Special Child and sponsored by JNF-USA, has changed the fabric of Israeli society and is now a model of inclusion for the world.

United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and presidential aide Chris

Tisha B’Av Observed at Isaiah Peace Wall

Eli Lunzer holds a Torah scroll aloft during the annual Tisha B’Av prayer service for Israel and Jews in danger worldwide at the United Nations’ famed Isaiah Peace Wall. The Ralph Bunche obelisk, named for the American diplomat who brokered the end to Israel’s War of Independence,  was festooned with signs indicating for

Israel Preparing Strike Against Hamas

Israel is readying plans for a “forceful military strike against Hamas,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this week.

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Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Condemns ‘Anti-Jewish’ Sentiment in His Party

 

(JNS) Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate

Anne Neuberger, Shomer Shabbat Bais Yaakov Graduate, Appointed to NSA Cybersecurity Directorate

(YWN) The National Security Agency announced it is creating a new cybersecurity directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is

House Passes Bill Sanctioning Support for Palestinian Terror Groups

(JNS) The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills, one seeking to enhance the U.S.-Israel relationship and another bill to sanction foreign persons, agencies and governments that

Senate Legislation Would Help Care for Holocaust Survivors

(Arutz Sheva) Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate that will prioritize healthcare and nutrition services for Holocaust survivors.

OU Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament Named to New DHS Subcommittee

(OU Advocacy Center) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently named Orthodox Union Executive Director for

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