Wednesday, September 18, 2019


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.

“The parliament

Nissim, Police Help ALEH Spotlight Disability Inclusion at 2019 Jerusalem Marathon 

Six hundred ALEH supporters, including high schoolers from across Israel, promote inclusion and quality care for Israel’s disability community.

(Courtesy of ALEH) For ALEH (

Hero Rabbi Achiad Ettinger H”yd, Is Buried

Despite serious injuries and heavy bleeding, the rabbi turned his car around and fired four bullets at the attacker in an attempt to neutralize the threat to innocent bystanders.

Rabbi Achiad

House Delays Vote on Anti-Semitism Bill 

(JLBWC staff and combined sources) At press time it was reported that House Democrats would not vote on an anti-Semitism resolution on Wednesday as planned, as they were still refining the language of the measure, with multiple members saying it was likely to be broadened to reject other forms of religious bigotry such as

US Sanctions Paramilitary Group Based in Iraq and Backed by Iran

(JNS) The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned the Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary group Harakat al-Nujaba.

The group’s secretary general, Akram al-Kaabi, “has said he would overthrow the Iraqi government if ordered to do so by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei,” according to the Foundation for Defense of

Mayors From Around the World Form Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism, BDS

(JNS) Mayors from around the world have announced a coalition to combat anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment.

Announcing the launch last week of a Global Mayors Coalition Against Hate, Antisemitism and BDS were Mayor Uwe Becker of Frankfurt, Germany; Mayor Gabriel Groisman of Bal Harbour, Florida.; and

First International Flights Land at New Airport in Eilat

 (JNS) Irish budget-friendly airliner Ryanair became the first to land a plane at Eilat’s new international airport this week. The flights were to Poznan, Poland, and round-trip from Prague.

The Ramon International Airport is named after the first Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who perished in the

Israel Ranked Eighth Most Powerful Country in World

(JNS) The US News & World Report annual international survey found Israel to be the eighth most powerful nation in the world for the third year in a row, based on responses from 21,000 people in four regions across the globe.

A ranking of 80 countries found Israel to be the 29th best country, up one

Israeli Spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ Sends First Selfie From More Than 23,000 Miles Away

(JNS) The Israeli lunar spacecraft “Beresheet,” the Jewish state’s first, sent a photo of itself at a distance of 23,364 miles from Earth as it is heading to the moon. The photo’s background shows the continent of Australia.

A plaque displays Israel’s flag with the inscriptions “Am

New Gate in Old City Jerusalem Officially Debuts After $3 Million Renovation

(JNS) The New Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City has reopened to the public after more than $3 million was invested in renovating it, announced the Jerusalem municipality this week. The New Gate and the adjacent street are a major tourist attraction in the Old City.

First opened in 1889, the New Gate is

California High-Schoolers Pictured Saluting Swastika Shaped Out of Plastic Cups

(JNS) A viral picture of what appeared to be high school students at a weekend party in California saluting alongside a table with cups configured as a swastika has sparked outrage.

The area’s congressional representative, Democrat Harley Rouda, did not mince words in condemning the pictures.

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