Monday, December 09, 2019

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Europe Blames Israel for Gaza’s Humanitarian Situation

(Hezki Baruch/Arutz Sheva) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Tuesday voted by a majority of 46 to 12, with two abstentions, to approve a report blaming Israel for the humanitarian situation in Gaza and accusing Israel of “systematic and illegal” killings of Gazans.

The

Israel Slated to Be Fourth Country to Land Vehicle on the Moon

(Israel/Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel is scheduled to become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon, with a launch planned for the end of 2017 by billionaire businessman Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

The launch is set to send satellites from several other countries into space,

Spanish Courts Deal Double Blow to BDS Movement

ACOM, an Israel lobby group that works to combat BDS in Spain, dealt a double blow to the boycott movement this past week after garnering two legal victories in municipalities in Madrid and Barcelona.

A Madrid court ruled against the City Council of Rivas Vaciamadrid, a town of some 80,000

Truck Ramming Attack by Islamic Terrorist Leaves Four Israeli Soldiers Dead

Jerusalem—The Tenth of Tevet, one of the sadder dates on the Jewish calendar, became even more tragic this year in the wake of the most recent vehicular attack in Israel’s capital. IDF soldiers, all of whom were destined for non-combat positions, were taken on a day trip in the midst of their officers’ course to see

Israeli Security Forces Uncover Gaza Smuggling Ring That Used Washing Machines

(JNS.org) A joint operation by Israel’s police, military and Shin Bet security agency uncovered a network of Palestinian smugglers who were using common household devices to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip that were destined for the Hamas terror group.

According to the Shin Bet, the

Israeli Legal Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Role in Islamic State Attacks

(JNS.org) The Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, a Tel Aviv-based legal rights organization, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter over the social media giant’s alleged role in aiding and abetting the Islamic State terror group in attacks in Paris (November 2015) and Brussels (March 2016).

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Trump Names Son-In-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

(JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as senior adviser to the president.

The 35-year-old Kushner, an Orthodox Jew married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism, played a key role in the 2016 presidential campaign.

High Court Orders State to Explain Refusal to End Western Wall Discrimination

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The High Court of Justice has given the state 30 days to explain why women are not being allowed to pray freely at or near the Western Wall.

Attempts by non-Orthodox Jewish groups to read the Torah, to wear Jewish prayer shawls and to hold mixed-gender prayers at the holy

Israeli Security Cabinet Orders IDF to Raze Home of Jerusalem Terrorist

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s diplomatic-security cabinet approved several security measures in the wake of the Jerusalem truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers and wounded at least 16 Sunday.

Israeli government ministers voted unanimously to order the Israel

Michigan Becomes Latest State to Pass Anti-BDS Legislation

(JNS.org) Michigan has become the latest state to pass legislation aimed at combating the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The bipartisan legislation, HB 5821 and

Israel Spotlight: Chava Segal

Chava Segal grew up on the Lower East Side of New York City. Her fondest memories include walking from a young age with her father, well-known radio personality Nachum Segal, to Mizrachi Shul every Shabbat morning. She attended Manhattan Day School (MDS) for elementary school and Ma’ayanot for High School.

Hoops for Heroes: A Night of R&R for Israel’s Defenders

Combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces are constantly on the move. Whether patrolling dangerous areas, arresting terrorists or even just exercising to prepare for the next operation, they have precious few opportunities to relax and enjoy themselves. So Yashar LaChayal, a

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