Friday, March 22, 2019

Israel/World

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

In State of the Union, Trump Denounces Iran, Anti-Semitism, and Recognizes Holocaust Survivors

(JNS and combined sources) As part of his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the threats posed by Iran and anti-Semitism.

“My administration has acted decisively to

US Mideast Envoy Accuses Senior PA Official of ‘Spreading Misinformation’

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt took to Twitter this week to attack senior Palestinian Authority official Saeb Erekat.

In a series of tweets, Greenblatt accused Erekat of “spreading

Senate Passes Bipartisan Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation this week that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan, and allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors from engaging in boycotting Israel.

Netanyahu and Putin to Meet in Moscow on Iranian Threat

(JNS) Despite tensions between their home countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 21 in Moscow, where the two are expected to discuss the Iranian threat.

Popular Shalva Band Won’t Play Eurovision Due to Shabbat Schedule

(JNS) The Shalva group, a beloved Israeli band featuring musicians with special needs, has dropped out of the Eurovision Song contest in May because compulsory rehearsals for the Saturday-night finals will take place on Shabbat.

Elan Carr Named Anti-Semitism Envoy

(JNS) After a 21-month-long vacancy awaiting the appointment of the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the Trump administration has picked Iraq War veteran and attorney Elan Carr to fill the position.

Anti-Israel Bias in a Newton, Massachusetts, Public School Is a Case Study of Emerging Nationwide Trend

Over the past decade, the Boston suburb of Newton has been beset by controversy over how the conflict in the Middle East is being taught in its public schools.

The concern over anti-Israel bias in the school system began in 2011,

Discovering Innovation in the Start-Up Nation

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Susan Bauer, executive director of the Yeshiva University Career Center, escorted 20 undergraduate students over their winter break to visit some of Israel’s most dynamic companies and meet with leading Israeli entrepreneurs. The trip was developed in

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