Sunday, January 20, 2019

Israel/World

US Begins Implementation of 10-year $38 Billion Defense-Aid Plan for Israel

(JNS) The U.S. State Department has announced that an MOU signed in 2016 between the United States and Israel to provide $38 billion in defense financing to Israel has become officially operational.

State Department spokesperson

At U.N., Trump Backs Two-State Solution for Mideast Conflict 

(JNS) For the first time since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed the two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. 

Trump met with Israeli Prime

US Govt. Takes New Stand Against Campus Anti-Semitism

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently delivered welcome news for Jewish students. OCR reopened a student-backed civil-rights case brought by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) against Rutgers University.

Yonatan Fine Is Growing at ‘The Gush’

Yonatan Fine is studying at Yeshivat Har Ezion (“The Gush”) in Alon Shevut. He grew up in River­dale and attended SAR Academy for elementary school and TABC for high school. In the summers, he attended Camp Dora Golding and then worked at Yachad at Camp Morasha. His family davens at Riverdale

Arab Knesset Members Meet With Arab League to Discuss Law Defining Israel as Jewish

(JNS) The head of the Arab League hosted a delegation of Arab Knesset members from the Joint List party this week, who railed against a new Israeli nation-state law that defines Israel as a Jewish state.

Amid talks, the group

Population on Eve of New Year Hits 8.9 Million

(TPS) Israel’s population stands at 8.9 million and is expected to reach 10 million residents by the end of 2024, and 15 million residents by the end of 2048.

Israel’s Jewish population numbers approximately 6.625 million

Pence Pressures Paraguayan President to Reconsider Israel-Embassy Reversal

(JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put some pressure on Paraguay’s new president, Mario Abdo Benitez, to reconsider his reversal to move its embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, where it moved in May.

Chief Rabbi Publishes Groundbreaking Guidance for Orthodox Schools  on LGBT+ Pupils

(Thejc) Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has published groundbreaking guidance for Orthodox schools on their duty of care to LGBT+ pupils. He said schools must adopt robust policies to prevent bullying and be equipped to offer pastoral support with sensitivity and understanding.

Q&A: Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt Details the Thinking Behind the Mideast Peace Plan

Tasked by U.S. President Donald Trump to help reach the “deal of the century,” Jason Greenblatt, who serves as one of Trump’s top Middle East envoys, has a herculean task before him: to help negotiate the peace plan between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

For the First Time in History: $1,000,000 Jerusalem Apartment Raffled Off

Israel is a land that means many things to many people. To some, it represents heritage and history. To some, family, connection and togetherness. And to some, cuisine and culture. But to all, Israel is home. 

In an unprecedented

Netanyahu Praises Trump Decision to Close PLO DC Offices 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a statement issued following Rosh Hashanah, praised the decision of the Trump administration to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Washington, D.C., offices. President Donald Trump announced the planned closure on Monday, the first day of

Former Chief Rabbi of UK Lambasts Corbyn’s ‘Hateful’ Words

(JNS) Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of U.K. and The Commonwealth, blasted U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as “an anti-Semite” who

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