Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Israel/World

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

IDF Thwarts Stabbing Attempt, Shoots Palestinian Attacker

(JNS) A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The assailant was shot at in Shomron Square outside the

Israel Pounds Iranian Sites in Syria After Missile Launched at Golan Heights

(JNS) Just one day after Iranian fighter jets fired a surface-to-surface missile at the Golan Heights, Israeli warplanes launched a massive attack on numerous Iranian targets in Syria on Monday.

Among the locations hit were a site

Israel Prepares for Historic Visit by Mali Prime Minister

(JNS) Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga is expected to visit Israel in the coming weeks, reported Israel’s Channel 13 on Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met last year with Malian President

IDF Distributes 10 Tons of Dried Fruits, Nuts to Soldiers for Holiday of Tu B’Shevat

(JNS) In honor of the Tu B’Shevat holiday—the day on the Hebrew calendar marking the “New Year for Trees”—Israel’s Defense Ministry purchased 10 tons of nuts and dried fruits to distribute to Israeli soldiers across the country.

Yeshiva University Fosters Israel-Diaspora Cooperation in Hi-Tech 

A group of 20 undergraduate students from Yeshiva University is currently in Israel to visit some of Israel’s successful hi-tech companies and get a feeling for the start-up culture here.

The students will meet with YU alumni

ALEH, Jerusalem Police Make Dreams Come True for Child With Disabilities 

(Courtesy of Aleh) Over the course of 2018, ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, developed the “Dreams Come True” project, an initiative that focuses on granting the wishes

Riverdale Hosting Abuse & Addiction Awareness Event on Feb. 2

(Courtesy of Amudim and Riverdale Jewish Center) It will be an evening of awareness and education on February 2 as the Riverdale Jewish Center and Amudim, in conjunction with a number of communal organizations and institutions, tackle the subjects of substance abuse and addiction head on, speaking

Senate Democrats Block Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) The Senate failed to reach the necessary 60 votes this week to end debate on Republican-introduced legislation that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, as well

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