Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Israel/World

Celebrating Purim With IDF Soldiers

Purim in Israel is a festive time, but thousands of young Israelis must spend the holiday far from home and family as they defend the national festivities as part of their army service. While their parents, grandparents and siblings celebrate with a joyful meal, costumes and maybe some alcoholic beverages,

US Palestinian Mission to Combine With Israel Embassy in Early March

(JNS) The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General, the latter of which has served as the diplomatic office for Palestinians, will merge next month, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. official. Both are in Jerusalem.

“The merger of the consulate and the embassy will take place on March 4 or 5, at which

Israel Set to Launch World’s First Privately Funded Mission to the Moon

(JNS) [At press time] Israel was scheduled to launch its initial mission to the moon on Thursday, February 21, which also represents the world’s first privately funded lunar voyage, announced Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The lunar spacecraft, called “Beresheet,”

VP Pence Makes First Auschwitz Visit

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made his first-ever visit to Auschwitz last week, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.

“I traveled in our delegation with people who had

Swedish and Norwegian MPs to Seek Funding Cuts to PA

(JNS) Following Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus’ recent briefings before members of parliament and government officials in Norway and Sweden, Parliament members from both countries said they would seek changes in their governments’ funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Marcus provided

Jonny Povman Is Loving the Bar Ilan Israel Experience

Jonny Povman is studying at Bar Ilan Israel Experience in Ramat Gan. He grew up in Scarsdale, attended Westchester Day School for middle school, and Ramaz for high school. His family davens at the Young Israel of Scarsdale. He attended Camp Seneca

Four AMIT Robotics Teams Head to National Competition

(Courtesy of AMIT) Four robotics teams from AMIT schools have advanced to the national round of the FIRST LEGO League competition after excelling at the

Livni Quits Politics Ahead of Elections

Livni: “I am leaving politics, but not the hope for peace.”

Hatnua Party chairwoman Tzipi Livni is leaving politics, she announced at a press conference at Sokolov House in Tel Aviv earlier this week.

“I am standing aside, and Hatnua

In State of the Union, Trump Denounces Iran, Anti-Semitism, and Recognizes Holocaust Survivors

(JNS and combined sources) As part of his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the threats posed by Iran and anti-Semitism.

“My administration has acted decisively to

US Mideast Envoy Accuses Senior PA Official of ‘Spreading Misinformation’

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt took to Twitter this week to attack senior Palestinian Authority official Saeb Erekat.

In a series of tweets, Greenblatt accused Erekat of “spreading

Senate Passes Bipartisan Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation this week that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan, and allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors from engaging in boycotting Israel.

Netanyahu and Putin to Meet in Moscow on Iranian Threat

(JNS) Despite tensions between their home countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 21 in Moscow, where the two are expected to discuss the Iranian threat.

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