Monday, March 30, 2020

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White House Acknowledges Anti-Semitic Rise Amid JCC Threats, Vandalism

Eleven more JCCs received threats on Monday, bringing the total to 54 threats in 27 states.

(JNS.org and combined sources) Antisemitism is “horrible” and “has to stop,” US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to the National Museum of

Reflections on the Current Debate on Women’s Professional Spiritual Leadership

During the past two weeks, the policy statement issued by the Orthodox Union on the role of women in spiritual leadership in the Orthodox community has generated much discussion and debate. We note in introduction that we have great regard and esteem for the leadership of the OU, its commitment

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely: ‘It Is Time to Look Past the Two-State Solution’

(CPMAJO release) Asserting the Jewish claim to Judea and Samaria, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ Leadership Mission on Tuesday that a two-state solution is “impossible.” “The Palestinians are not interested in a state, they want

Israeli Military Expert on Newly Appointed US National Security Adviser McMaster: ‘The Right Man in the Right Place’ for America, Jewish State

(Ruthie Blum/algemeiner.com) General Herbert Raymond (H.R.) McMaster is “the right man in the right place” for both America and the Jewish state, an Israeli military expert told the Hebrew news site nrg on Tuesday about the U.S. president’s appointment of his new national security adviser, who will replace the

Amb. Haley Says U.S. ‘Will Not Turn a Blind Eye’ to UN’s Anti-Israel Bias

(TheTower.org) After years of encountering disproportionate anti-Israel criticism and bias at the United Nations, the United States “will not turn a blind eye to this anymore,” new United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said last Thursday.

Haley proclaimed that the U.S. is

Israel to Donate Veterinary Vaccine to Hamas

(Yoni Ariel/TPS) Israel has agreed to donate 30,000 doses of vaccine to help prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease in Gaza. Foot and mouth is a serious and highly infectious virus that affects mostly cattle and sheep. Although not usually fatal, it causes significant economic damage. It is not dangerous to humans.

Iran’s Khamenei Calls for ‘Holy Intifada’ to Destroy Israeli ‘Cancer’

(TheTower.org) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday described Israel as a “cancerous tumor” and called for a “holy intifada” to destroy the Jewish state.

Khamenei’s latest threat came in a speech introducing the regime’s sixth conference in support of a

Congressman Eliot Engel Issues Statement Regarding Threats Against JCCs

(JLBWC Staff) Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in response to recent threats made against Jewish Community Centers:

“Jewish Community Centers across the United States have received their third mass wave of bomb threats in recent weeks, resulting in several evacuations

US Mum on Outpost Bill as International Community Condemns Israel’s Move

(JNS.org) The U.S. has remained mum on the historic, yet controversial passage of an Israeli bill that retroactively legalizes settlement outposts in Judea and Samaria.

Rather than issuing a new statement, the White House immediately responded to the Regulation Law by referring to its statement

UN Envoys Haley and Danon Discuss Strategies to Change Bias Against Israel

(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon met with his counterpart, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, for the first time last week to discuss strategies to combat the world body’s bias against Israel as well as the Iranian threat.

In their meeting, Danon thanked

EU Awards €7.7 Million to Israeli-Led Project Prolonging Food Shelf Life

(Anav Silverman/TPS) The European Union recently awarded €7.7 million to the international NanoPack Project, led by the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, to develop a solution for extending food shelf life. The three-year project aims to demonstrate state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable

Pats Owner Announces Football Stadium Near J’lem

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Fresh off a Super Bowl victory for his New England Patriots, team owner Robert Kraft announced funding for a professional-standard football stadium outside Jerusalem. Kraft will donate $6 million to the few-hundred-seat stadium that will be situated outside Jerusalem and is slated to open later this

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