Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Israel/World

US Orders Non-Essential Staff To Leave Embassy, Consulate in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran

(JNS) The U.S. State Department ordered non-essential personnel at its embassy and at a consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.

Visa services will be temporarily suspended at the Baghdad and Erbil posts.

Additionally, the State

Trump Warns Iran That They Will ‘Suffer Greatly’ If ‘They Do Anything’

(JNS) Amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Tehran will “suffer greatly” if “they do anything.”

“We’ll see what happens with Iran. … If they do anything, they will suffer greatly,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office in

Carr Warns About Anti-Semitism From Three Different Directions

(JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr warned on Tuesday about anti-Semitism from three different directions.

“In Europe, we have a confluence of anti-Semitism, from ultra-right ethnic supremacist movements to the ultra-left anti-Israel, anti-Zionist movements, to

Man Arrested in Connection With Sweden Stabbing Attack

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Danish police have arrested a man believed to have been involved in the stabbing of Jewish woman in her 60s in the city of Helsingborg in southern Sweden, according to Swedish media reports.

The suspect was arrested after crossing the border into Denmark. His identity has yet to be

Israel Marks One-Year Anniversary Since Embassy’s Opening in Jerusalem

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated one year since the U.S. relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.

“Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our

Rivlin Gives Netanyahu Two More Weeks to Form Coalition

(JNS) Following a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has agreed to grant Netanyahu two more weeks to form a coalition.

Netanyahu will now have until May 29 to form a government, or another party will be given the opportunity.

Rep. Liz Cheney Says Tlaib’s Comments About the Holocaust Were ‘Sickening’

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) doubled down this week her criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who recently said that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust.

Cheney also doubled down on her criticism of Democratic House leadership not condemning Tlaib’s

Backlash Follows Michigan Rep. Tlaib’s Remarks on Palestinian History and the Holocaust

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is standing by comments she made recently that include saying that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust, thereby reiterating her support for a one-state solution.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think

Pressed Into a Corner, Iran Threatens Oil Exports From Persian Gulf

Fearful for its economy and domestic stability—and angered by U.S. sanctions and stance—Tehran sends escalation warning signals.

Recent developments in the Persian Gulf demonstrate that Iran has taken a strategic decision to respond to escalating U.S. financial and

Top Cisco Prize Marks Latest Boys Town Jerusalem Win

(Courtesy of Boys Town Jerusalem) Nearly 20 years after Boys Town Jerusalem inaugurated the very first Cisco Networking Academy in the Middle East, the school has been granted Cisco’s “Above and Beyond Award” for 2019 as the best such academy in the entire European region. The prestigious international award

Ambassador Dermer: The New York Times Has Become a ‘Cesspool of Hostility’

(JNS and combined sources) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said this week that The New York Times has become a “cesspool of hostility” amid the publication’s international edition featuring anti-Semitic cartoons on April 25 over the same weekend that a Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Southern California was attacked

Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and hate-crime charges.

Earnest showed no emotion in San Diego County Superior Court as Judge Joseph Brannigan denied the suspect bail, calling him “an

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