Sunday, January 26, 2020

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Netanyahu Calls on Obama to Retain Traditional US Policy

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on U.S. President Barack Obama Monday not to make any “drastic” changes to long-standing American policy vis-à-vis Israel during the last weeks of his administration.

Speaking at the annual state memorial service for IDF

MK Michael Oren Calls on Israelis to ‘Think Twice’ About Buying French Products

(JNS.org) Member of Knesset Michael Oren (Kulanu) encouraged Israelis to “think twice” about purchasing French-made products following a decision by France’s government to label Israeli products originating from beyond the 1967 lines differently.

“France is labeling Israeli products from

Israel Approves Acquisition of 17 Additional F-35 Fighter Jets

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel will purchase 17 additional F-35 fighter jets from the U.S.

Israel’s diplomatic-security cabinet unanimously approved the acquisition, saying American defense aid funds would be used to

Rivlin Calls for Dialogue, Not Legislation, Ahead of Muezzin Bill Vote

(Ilana Messika/TPS) President Reuven Rivlin hosted on Tuesday a group of Jewish and Muslim leaders for discussions about the so-called “muezzin bill,” scheduled for a preliminary vote in the Knesset plenum today (Wednesday).

The bill, tabled by MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), proposes

Yonkers Residents Place Kvittel in Kotel

Two members of the Lincoln Park Jewish Center recently returned to Yonkers from several weeks in Israel, during which time they prayed at the Kotel.

They continued an ancient custom of inserting kvittlach, notes containing written prayers and requests, into the crevices of the huge foundation

Anne Frank Exhibit at New Roc High School Is Awe-Inspiring

The New Rochelle community is in for an informative lesson in history, thanks to a traveling Anne Frank exhibit at the high school, featuring photographs and representations of historical events — including a likeness of Anne Frank’s bedroom. The exhibit, called “Anne Frank: A History for

Giuliani the Latest Pro-Israel Contender for Secretary of State, CNN Reports

(Rafael Medoff/JNS.org) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is a candidate for the position of secretary of state in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, CNN reported Friday.

Giuliani, 72, was an early and vocal backer of Trump’s presidential campaign. He served as

Netanyahu Says ‘Quiet Diplomacy’ Needed to Resolve Western Wall Issue

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America held in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that “quiet diplomacy between Jews” is what’s needed to resolve the Western Wall issue.

Netanyahu appeared live via satellite at

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Says US ‘Evil’ Regardless of Election Result

(JNS.org) The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump last week has not changed Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s opinion about the United States.

“We have no judgment on this election because America is the same America,” Khamenei said in a public speech in

Jewish Group, Israeli Firm Partner to Develop Global Alert System for Anti-Semitism

(JNS.org) The World Jewish Congress (WJC) announced that it has acquired a new Israeli-developed global alert system that will enable Jewish communities around the world to communicate in the event of an anti-Semitic or terrorist attack.

The software system, being developed by the Israeli firm

Rivlin Reaffirms Strong Ties With India During State Visit

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reaffirmed the strong ties between Israel and India in meetings with India’s leaders during a state visit Tuesday.

“I have no doubt that my visit here will help the ties and the cooperation between our two peoples grow stronger in security

Palestinians Threaten to Make Life ‘Miserable’ for US If Embassy Moved to Jerusalem

(JNS.org) The Palestinians promised to “make life miserable” for President-elect Donald Trump if he decides to follow through on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“If people attack us by moving the embassy to Jerusalem…it is a

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