Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Projecting Normalcy in Terror-Stricken Israel

The Vista Club at Tel Aviv Hilton sits 17 stories above the Mediterranean shoreline. As Hilton’s Israel chief, Ronnie Fortis, spoke to reporters over breakfast late last month, storm clouds began to roll in and obscure the panoramic view.

Arguably Israel’s top hotelier, Fortis is attuned to the

Arab MK Violates Temple Mount Visitation Ban, PM Says Move Inflames Tension

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas (Joint Arab List) decided to visit the Temple Mount on Wednesday, violating a ban on visitation for Israeli lawmakers and declaring that “neither [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu nor the powers of the occupation will prevent Arabs and Muslim

ISRAEL/ World News Briefs

PM Reportedly Considers Revoking Residency for Eastern Jerusalem Arabs

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly considering revoking the residency status of Arabs living in eastern Jerusalem amid the current spate of Palestinian terror attacks against

As Stephen Harper Exits for Justin Trudeau, Israel Faces a Canadian Crossroads

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, much has been publicized regarding the above-average strain in the historically stalwart US-Israel relationship. To the north, a different trend has unfolded with Canada, which has quickly become one of Israel’s most outspoken allies amid growing anti-Semitism and Islamic extremism

Victim of 2014 Har Nof Synagogue Attack Dies of Wounds

Rabbi Chaim Yehiel Rothman becomes sixth fatality of November 2014 Har Nof synagogue attack • Rothman had been hospitalized in a vegetative state over the past year • “Chaim was an honest man and a dear Jew,” congregant says.

Rabbi Chaim Yehiel Rothman, 55, who was critically

20,000 Israelis Sue Facebook Over Incitement to Violence by Palestinians

Some 20,000 Israelis have sued Internet giant Facebook in New York alleging the social media platform is disregarding incitement and calls to murder Jews being posted by Palestinians, Shurat Hadin said on Monday.

The civil complaint filed late on Sunday but announced only on Monday, seeks an injunction

Jordan’s King Abdullah Presses Abbas for Calm

Jordan’s King Abdullah has reportedly sent Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an urgent message to calm tensions between the Palestinians and Israelis.

According to Israel’s Channel 10, which cited unnamed Jordanian sources, Abdullah fears that an uprising in the West Bank could spill over

Israel to Mark 20th Anniversary of Rabin Murder

Week-long series of events to start Sunday night at the President’s Residence and the Yitzhak Rabin Center and culminate in main rally at Rabin Square on Saturday night.

Israel will mark on Sunday the 20th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin with a

American-Israeli Richard Lakin From CT Dies Two Weeks After Terrorist Attack on Jerusalem Bus

Grandfather of eight and former Connecticut elementary-school principal is third casualty of Armon Hanatziv attack.

American-Israeli Richard Lakin, 76, who was wounded in a brutal attack in the capital’s Armon Hanatziv

As Palestinian Terror Attacks Cause Panic, Israelis Prepare for Self-Defense

(JNS.org) The recent spate of Palestinian terrorist attacks against Jews has resulted in a surge in the number of daily calls made by worried Israelis to police emergency hotlines. While police normally receive about 600 calls a day reporting suspicious individuals, vehicles or devices, that number has soared to 25,000.

ISRAEL News Briefs

Abbas Justifies Murders as `Protection of Holy Sites’

(Arutz7/INN) After ongoing Palestinian riots, which have included shootings, stabbings and rock and Molotov-cocktail throwing–as well as the murder of four Israeli civilians–Mahmoud Abbas last week justified it all as legitimate

WJC President Lauder: Rising Tide of Terror Under Way

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder expressed concern that a rising tide of Palestinian terror is under way, after a day of violence saw at least three suspected terrorist attacks against Israeli Jews, following more than a week of altercations in Jerusalem and other areas.

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