Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Israel/World

Yeshiva Teachers Could Be Impacted by House Tax Proposal

Yeshiva teachers could face a significant tax increase under the House of Representatives current tax bill proposal. The statute, which was expected to be voted on by the House after this article went to press, eliminates section 117(d) of Title 26 of the United States code. That section

Local Rabbinic Couple Named Israel’s First OU-JLIC Campus Liaisons

Rabbi Josh and Rebbetzin Margot Botwinick are joining 52 Torah educators serving 4,400 students on campuses throughout the U.S., Canada and now Israel. With the launch in October of the OU’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program at the Raphael Recanati

Israel Demands That PA Bar Hamas From Gaza Border Crossings

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai on Wednesday instructed the country’s Coordination

Israel ‘Will Retaliate to Any Provocation,’ Defense Chief Says After Terror Tunnel Discovery

(JNS.org) Israel is not interested in another conflict in the Gaza Strip, but it “will not tolerate any infringement on its sovereignty” and

Israel Police to Set Up New Unit to Provide Security on Temple Mount

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel Police will establish a special unit to secure the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan

Train Named Anne Frank Sparks Anger in Germany

(ynetnews.com) German railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) stirred up a storm after deciding to name one of its new InterCity Express (ICE) trains after Anne Frank, ignoring the fact

Israel Delays Jerusalem Expansion Bill After US ‘Pressure’

(JNS.org) Israel has delayed legislation that would integrate some Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria into the Jerusalem

Islamic State Threat Is Alive at Israel’s Doorstep Despite Terror Group’s Losses Elsewhere

During the last several months, Islamic State has seen its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria erode at the hands of a U.S.-backed coalition. With the recent liberation of Islamic State’s de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria, by coalition forces, many experts see the jihadist group attempting to bounce back by shifting from

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat briefed the Cabinet Sunday morning upon his return from meetings in Washington, D.C., and Moscow, where he met with security officials.

National Security Council Head Meets With Russian, American Officials

In a press release issued by the prime minister’s press office, it was stated that Ben-Shabbat took advantage of these

UN Launches ‘Unprecedented’ $1.3 Billion Legal Campaign Against Israel

The United Nations has earmarked some $1.3 billion to fund Palestinian legal campaigns against Israel and to support the creation of an independent Palestinian state, in what experts are calling an unprecedented act singling out the Jewish state at the world body.

Israel ‘Stands With All Americans’ After NYC Islamist Terror Attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message of support to U.S. President Donald Trump, stating that Israel “stands with our friends in New York and all Americans following yet another horrible Islamist terror attack. We pray for the victims and their families. Together we will

Israel Elected to UN Space Committee Despite Arab, Palestinian Opposition

(JNS.org) In a vote at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, an Israeli representative was elected to a seat on the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

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