Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Israel/World

Yashar LaChayal Brings Purim Joy to Thousands of Soldiers

Yashar LaChayal, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian support to Israel’s soldiers, annually invests much thought and effort into its Purim programming on the soldiers’ behalf, and this year was no exception. Soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces were obligated

Yerushalayim Torah Academy: A Yeshiva High School for English-Speaking Students

A family of new olim is only “as happy as its unhappiest child.” One of the greatest challenges to young families making aliyah is the adjustment of their children to the new world into which they were introduced. Children may rise to the occasion easily or find the new world

Dayne Katz Is ‘Experiencing’ Bar Ilan

Dayne Katz is studying at the Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan. He grew up in Stamford, attended Bi-Cultural Day School for elementary school and Ramaz for high school. His family davens at Congregation Agudath Sholom.

Heading Into Election, Bibi Still Leads

(TPS)  Just one week ahead of the elections, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party does not have enough votes to create a bloc larger than the right, despite being successful in taking some votes from the center, and Prime Minister Netanyahu is still in a position to form the next government,

Gantz Rebuts Secret Recording Saying He Would Invite Likud to Join His Government

(JNS) In the wake of a firestorm of controversy resulting from the leak of a recording in which Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz revealed that he would consider inviting Likud to join a unity government if his party wins the upcoming election, Gantz has retracted, stating that he would not

Medical Condition Improves for IDF Soldier Injured in Deadly Ariel Attack

(JNS) Alexander Dvorsky, the Israel Defense Forces’ soldier who was critically injured in a fatal terror attack outside the city of Ariel in Samaria on Sunday, showed significant improvement as of Tuesday morning, and is considered to be out of immediate danger.

Israeli Forensics Team Travels to Ethiopia to Help Identify Plane-Crash Victims

(JNS) A forensics team from the Israel Police arrived in Ethiopia this week to assist local authorities in identifying the remains of two Israelis who were killed alongside the 155 other passengers onboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed to the ground shortly after takeoff on March

Hamas Arrests, Beats Seven Journalists Covering Economic Protests in Gaza

(JNS) Seven Palestinian reporters were in Hamas’ custody earlier this week, reported The Times of Israel, citing a source with the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, as they were covering protests over Gaza’s increasingly severe economic hardships and high cost of living.

Supreme Court Bans Otzma Yehudit Candidate Ben-Ari From Israel’s April Elections

(JNS) Israel’s Supreme Court banned Otzma Yehudit candidate Michael Ben-Ari from running in the upcoming national elections—the first time Israel’s highest court has ever prevented a single individual from running in an Israeli election—in opposition to a decision by the Central Elections

Does Trump Administration’s New Language on Golan, West Bank Represent a Notable Shift?

The decision last week by the U.S. State Department to change its designation of the Golan Heights from “Israeli-occupied” to “Israeli-controlled” in its annual human-rights report comes amid a push for the United States to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty of the Golan Heights, which it

Report: Former Israeli Prime Minister Barak’s Phone Data Accessed by Iran

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Less than a week after Hadashot 12 reported that Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz had his phone hacked by Iran, a similar report emerged stating that Iran also managed to access the data on former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s phone, according to the “Uvda”

Jordanian Lawmakers Call for Expelling Israeli Ambassador Over Temple Mount Dispute

(JNS) Jordanian lawmakers are calling for expelling the Israeli ambassador in Amman, Amir Weissbrod, in retaliation for “ongoing Israel aggression” at Jerusalem’s holy sites, including the Temple Mount.

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