Friday, March 22, 2019


In Rare Visit Beyond Green Line, US Envoy Urges Dialogue

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visited the city of Ariel, over the Green Line in Judea and Samaria, this week to attend an event promoting commercial ties between Israelis and Palestinians.

His visit was unprecedented as foreign envoys, including those from the U.S., have not

Greenblatt Reveals Plan to Unite Gaza and West Bank

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump’s top envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, said this week the administration’s upcoming Middle East peace plan seeks to unite Gaza and the West Bank.

“Let’s be clear about something: Gaza and the West Bank have been separated for 10 years, not only

Poll: US Jewish Community to Vote Overwhelmingly Democratic in Midterms

(JNS) A poll released this week found that an overwhelming majority of Jewish voters are expected to cast their ballots for Democrats in the midterms next month, despite the increasing number of Democratic candidates, such as New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Virginia’s Leslie Cockburn and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, who have gone on

Netanyahu Responds to Be’er Sheva Attack: ‘Israel Will Take Very Strong Action’

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed “strong action” in response to a rocket attack from Gaza that smashed a home in Be’er Sheva, Israel’s third-largest city.

“I have just finished an assessment with the heads of the IDF and the security establishment senior leadership,” the

33 Americans Make Aliyah in Time to Celebrate Israeli National Holiday

(JNS) As Israel marked the national holiday of Yom Ha’Aliyah (a day celebrating immigration to the Jewish state) on Oct. 16, a diverse group of 33 Americans immigrated to Israel before the weekend on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel,

US Study Shows Tefillin-Wrapping May Protect Men From Heart Attacks

(JNS) A new study published last month in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology shows that the act of Jewish men tightly wrapping tefillin straps around their arms in the morning may be helping to ward off heart attacks.

“We found people who wear tefillin in either the short or long-term recorded a measurable positive effect on

Jewish Groups React to Israel Denying Entry to BDS Activist

(JNS) The reactions of Jewish and Israel-related groups are mixed over Israel denying entry earlier this month to 22-year-old American BDS activist Lara Alqasem, whose case will be heard by Israel’s Supreme Court, after the Tel Aviv District Court rejected her appeal last week.

“Since Israel is under

Israeli Ambassador Rebukes UN Security Council for Meddling in Jewish State’s Affairs

The world body is hypocritical for condemning the evacuation of an illegal Bedouin village while supporting the eviction of Jewish settlers and settlements, declared Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon rebuked

Lion of Zion Roars As Fuld Legacy Lives On

“Everyone handles their grief in different ways,” explains Michal Weinstein. “I needed to express my grief the way I know how...through my art.” After learning of the devastating news of the tragic murder of Ari Fuld, H”YD, in Israel, Weinstein, a graphic designer and event planner, created a unique graphic

Zachary Ottenstein Enjoys Shana Bet at Eretz HaTzvi

Zachary Ottenstein is studying at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi in Jerusalem. He grew up in New Rochelle and Riverdale, attended SAR Academy for elementary school and TABC for high school. He davened at Young Israel of New Rochelle. In past summers he attended Camp Morasha, though this year he was a fellow on Rabbi Aryeh Klapper’s Summer

AMIT to Host Software Development Course for Young Women

(Courtesy of AMIT) The AMIT network and Ra’anana municipality have joined forces with an organization called “she codes” to offer software development courses to young women free of charge during the course of this school year.

Young women in junior high and high school who are interested in

Can Pro-Israel Dems Turn the Tide on Anti-Israel Rhetoric?

According to some of the leaders of the Democrats’ congressional caucus, their party is getting a bad rap on Israel. But while they’re used to deflecting or ignoring Republican critiques about liberal ambivalence about the Jewish state, when The New York Times drew attention to the growing trend of anti-Israel

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