Friday, January 17, 2020


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

( 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

( 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

Three Hamas Operatives Indicted for Planning Multiple Terrorist Attacks

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Three Hamas operatives were indicted Monday on suspicion of planning multiple terrorist attacks in Israel, including shootings, bombings and abductions.

Mamdouh Younis, 24, an Israeli Arab from the northern town of Arara, and brothers Hassan Zidan, 23, and

What You Need to Know About Trees, Tu B’Shevat and the Jewish National Fund

The Midrash in Kohelet Rabbah teaches that God told man He created everything for him. “Be careful not to spoil or destroy my world—for if you do, there will be nobody after you to repair it,” God said.

For more than a century, Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund

Mobilizing for Israel’s Injured Soldiers

This past summer, as Israel was facing a wave of terrorism, a stolen car breached a checkpoint not far from Jerusalem. In the bedlam of the attack, the checkpoint’s commander, a Bedouin border patrol officer from the north of Israel, was seriously wounded.

The commander’s wife and

State Department to Review Obama’s Last-Minute Aid to the PA

The State Department confirmed to The Jewish Link that it is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send over $220 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the final hours of the Obama administration.

On Monday, The Associated Press published an article

White House Mum on Latest Israeli Settlement Construction Announcement

( In a departure from the Obama administration, the White House was mum on the latest announcement of Israeli settlement construction.

On Tuesday, Israel approved the construction of 2,500 new homes for settlers in Judea and Samaria, which was the largest announcement in several

Israeli Rape Victim Recognized as Victim of Hate Crime

(Ilana Messika/TPS) A Jewish student who was sexually assaulted by a group of Palestinians was granted recognition as the victim of a “hate crime,” meaning she will be entitled to the benefits accorded to victims of terror.

Defense Ministry Attorney Yedidya Oron said the decision was based

Israeli Team Among Five Finalists in Google’s Race to the Moon

( Staff) An Israeli team was named as one of the five finalists for Google’s prestigious Lunar X-Prize, the technology giant announced on Tuesday.

Participants in the contest, which must be mainly funded by private sources, have until the end of 2017 to land a spacecraft on the

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