Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Liberman Attacks Arab MKs over Israelis Held in Gaza

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Arab MKs Monday over what he called their double standards vis-a-vis Israeli hostages in Gaza and Palestinian civilians in Judea and Samaria. Liberman added that Israel would remain faithful to “basic Jewish values” when dealing with the Palestinians, even when faced with organizations that do not

Haley: It’s a New Day for Israel at the UN

(TPS) “I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the U.N. has bullied Israel for a very long time,” United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday as she arrived in Jerusalem for a three-day visit. “We’re not going to let that happen. It is a new day for Israel at the United Nations.”

Presidents Rivlin and Trump Pledge to Fight Against Terror

After a closed-door meeting, President Reuven Rivlin and U.S. President Donald Trump both spoke about the fight against terror with a special emphasis on Iran and the mutual drive to promote the political process during press briefings at the president’s residence in Jerusalem.

“Mr.

Netanyahu Vows: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Forever Remain Part of Israel

(Moran Azulay/ynetnews.com) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Wednesday that the Temple Mount and the Western Wall “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty” during a special Knesset session celebrating Jerusalem Day and marking 50 years to the capital’s unification.

Report: Trump Will Present Peace Initiative Within a Month

(Elior Levy/ynetnews.com) U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting Tuesday that he plans to announce a new peace initiative in the coming weeks, according to the pan-Arabic newspaper Al Hayat.

The newspaper quotes a senior source as

Israel Approves Economic Benefits Package for Palestinians

(Ilana Messika/TPS) In a move intended to build confidence with Palestinians ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and against the backdrop of U.S. efforts to advance negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the security cabinet approved an economic benefits package for Palestinians on Sunday

Chabad Provides Comfort and Expresses Gratitude in Manchester

(Faygie Levy Holt/chabad.org) As police continue their investigation into the terrorist bombing outside the Manchester Arena in England that killed at least 22 people on May 22—some of them children—and wounded as many as 60, acts of kindness and comfort are being seen around the city.

Trump Warns Abbas: No Preconditions on Negotiations

In his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month, U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear that Washington would support an initiative to normalize relations between Israel and the Persian Gulf states regardless of whether a solution to the Palestinian issue is found, if Ramallah sets preconditions for

Congress Marks 50 Years Since Jerusalem Reunification,

Calls to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

Twenty-nine senators and congressmen took part in an event at the Capitol marking the jubilee year of Israel’s lightning victory over Arab aggressors in the Six-Day War.

There were high spirits

Yeshiva of Flatbush Rocks Disability Inclusion at ALEH

Jerusalem—On Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH’s Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school’s dean of students, Rabbi

The State of Fertility in Israel

Last time, we discussed the unique state of fertility in Israel. We will now assess the impact of health insurance laws on access to fertility treatments.

What is the Israeli law regarding fertility treatments?

In most countries,

Trump Wavers on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

(TPS and combined sources) US President Donald Trump has decided that he will not move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and will sign the waiver delaying the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital by six months. The Israeli news source, NRG, reported that the U.S. has decided not to move its embassy to

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