Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Israel/World

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

Swedish and Norwegian MPs to Seek Funding Cuts to PA

(JNS) Following Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus’ recent briefings before members of parliament and government officials in Norway and Sweden, Parliament members from both countries said they would seek changes in their governments’ funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Marcus provided

Jonny Povman Is Loving the Bar Ilan Israel Experience

Jonny Povman is studying at Bar Ilan Israel Experience in Ramat Gan. He grew up in Scarsdale, attended Westchester Day School for middle school, and Ramaz for high school. His family davens at the Young Israel of Scarsdale. He attended Camp Seneca

Four AMIT Robotics Teams Head to National Competition

(Courtesy of AMIT) Four robotics teams from AMIT schools have advanced to the national round of the FIRST LEGO League competition after excelling at the

Livni Quits Politics Ahead of Elections

Livni: “I am leaving politics, but not the hope for peace.”

Hatnua Party chairwoman Tzipi Livni is leaving politics, she announced at a press conference at Sokolov House in Tel Aviv earlier this week.

“I am standing aside, and Hatnua

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