Tuesday, February 18, 2020


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Trump, Clinton to Address 2016 AIPAC Conference

(Arutz Sheva) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference later this month, The Hill reported. AIPAC announced Trump’s participation at the

Latest UN Report on Human Rights in Iran: More Executions, Fewer Freedoms

Iranian civil life has been marked by an increase in executions, a “widening crackdown” on freedoms, the disqualification of thousands of candidates for public office, and ongoing discrimination against minorities and women, the UN’s investigator into the human rights situation in Iran reported Thursday.

This Is Not Your Bubbe’s Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

In parts of Europe, Jews have been warned that wearing anything that identifies them as Jewish means putting a target on their back. In Stockholm, Jews were asked to stay away from the Kristallnacht remembrance ceremonies for fear of sparking violence. French Jews are immigrating to Israel in increasing numbers. In Manchester,

Pre-IDF Academy Announces Israel Cadet Trek 2016

Bet El’s Pre-IDF Preparatory Academy announces its first annual bike trek—the Israel Cadet Trek 2016 [http://israelcadettrek.com/]. The Bike Trek, open to overseas visitors, is slated for May 23 through 25.

The Pre-IDF Preparatory Academy is

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Holocaust Film ‘Son of Saul’ Wins Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

(JNS.org) The Hungarian Holocaust film "Son of Saul" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday, about a month after winning the Golden Globe in the same category. The film stars Riverdale

From Kaifeng to the Kotel

Jerusalem–For the first time in nearly seven years, five 20-something women from the ancient Chinese Jewish community of Kaifeng arrived in Israel this morning to fulfill their dreams of making Aliyah thanks to the Jerusalem-based nonprofit Shavei Israel.


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Justice Antonin Scalia Mourned by Jewish Leaders

(JLNJ) The leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council of America issued the following statement with regard to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, 79,

Likud Knesset Members Support Israeli Public Transport on Shabbat

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Several Likud party members of the Israeli Knesset, at a Knesset Economic Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday, expressed support for the prospect of running public transportation on Saturdays.

The surprising Likud support for the controversial move

Hezbollah Leader Irked by Growing Sunni Arab Ties With Israel

(JNS.org) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah appeared upset with reports that Sunni Arab leaders are increasingly viewing Israel as an ally in the fight against Iran.

In a speech broadcasted on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television in honor of “Martyrs Leader Day” Nasrallah said that

Six Killed, 10 Injured in Bus Accident on Highway 1

Six people, including children, were killed and 10 were injured when bus 402 from Jerusalem to Bnei Brak collided with a truck on Highway 1 on Sunday evening.

A spokesman for the Egged bus company said the bus, which left Jerusalem for Bnei Brak at 5:40 p.m.,

Ohio Jews Respect John Kasich, But Will His ‘Moderate’ Tack Resonate Nationally?

“The upright path is the middle path of all the qualities known to man.” Those are the words of the Jewish sage Maimonides. They also describe the values that Ohio Jews believe are embodied by their state’s governor. But will Jewish voters and other voters nationwide take notice?

On the

Madrid Jewish Community Sues Magazine Over Racist Cartoons

The Jewish community in Madrid is seeking legal action against the El Jueves satirical magazine over a comic strip published in its latest issue featuring anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic images.

One of the cartoons in the comic strip depicts an Israeli soldier abusing a Palestinian with a caption

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