Thursday, October 19, 2017

Israel/World

German Woman Returns to Her Roots, Converts to Judaism at 81

At the age of 81, Mazal (Monica) Herzfeld converted to Judaism.

The little girl from Düsseldorf, Germany, who spent her childhood in the dark days of Nazi Germany, came full circle in Gush Etzion in

Mayim Bialik, New Voice of SodaStream, Lauds Israeli Company’s ‘Diversity’

Mayim Bialik, a star on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” launched a witty new video campaign this week for SodaStream, succeeding actress Scarlett Johansson as the official pitchwoman for the Israeli beverage carbonation company.

YU Undergrads Run Educational Camps for Israeli At-Risk Youth

Highlighting its crucial role in the lives of Israeli youth at risk, Yeshiva University’s Counterpoint Israel Program kicked off its 12th consecutive year with a communal bar mitzvah ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem for 13 grade-school students from the

Israel Commences Gaza Power Cut

(TPS) Israel has reduced the supply of electricity to Gaza in line with a Palestinian Authority request, according to reports coming out of the Strip on Monday.

After London Mosque Attack, Jewish Groups Express Solidarity With Muslims

(JNS.org) Several British Jewish groups expressed solidarity with the U.K.’s Muslim community following an attack outside London’s Finsbury Park Mosque Monday, where a van plowed into a crowd of Muslim

Two Arrested in Connection With Last Friday’s J’lem Attack

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Israel Police arrested two people in connection with last Friday’s murder of Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, Israel Police said Wednesday. One of the detainees is the mother of one of the terrorists.

Malka was stabbed to

US Advisers to Discuss ‘Next Steps’ With Israel, Palestinians

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) As United States President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday, a White House official told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that conversations between the

Amos Gilead: ISIS Decline Increases Iran Threat

(TPS) Iran is the major threat facing Israel today, and that threat will only increase as the Islamic State continues to shrink, and Tehran and its proxies will take its place,

BBC Apologizes for Misleading Terror Attack Headline After Netanyahu Complains

(JNS.org) Following complaints by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a BBC headline on the recent Palestinian terror attacks in Jerusalem, the British news organization recanted

San Francisco State University Is Sued Over Anti-Semitism

(JNS.org) Students from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and members of the local Jewish community filed a lawsuit this week, asserting the university has an extensive history of fomenting discrimination against Jewish students. 

The suit alleges that SFSU and its administrators “knowingly fostered this [anti-Semitic] discrimination and hostile

Policewoman Killed in Jerusalem Attack ‘Fought Like a Lioness’

Thousands attend funeral of Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka, 23, killed in terrorist attack in Jerusalem Friday.

Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka, 23, who was killed Friday in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem, was laid to rest shortly after midnight Sunday in the military

Jewish Groups Condemn London Mosque Attack, Express Solidarity With UK Muslims 

Several Jewish groups extended their condolences and issued condemnations on Monday after a van plowed into a group of worshippers leaving a London mosque in the early hours of the day. 

At least 10 people were injured in the incident that British authorities were treating as a

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