Monday, March 30, 2020

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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

Israel Exposes Arab Terrorist Cell That Planned to Target IDF Soldiers

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel recently exposed an Arab terrorist cell that was planning to target Israeli soldiers in the southern part of the country, defense officials revealed Tuesday.

The cell’s three members were arrested in a joint police-Shin Bet security agency operation.

Kerry Draws Ire From Both Israeli Leaders and US Democrats

(Anav Silverman/TPS) Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech outlining the Obama administration’s vision of a Mideast peace plan to Washington diplomatic corps at the State Department on Wednesday, the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha Council, Oded Revivi, described John Kerry as a man who does not speak the truth

At Jerusalem Dedication of Ancient Street, Israel Strikes Defiant Tone on UN Resolution

(JNS.org) In the wake of the Dec. 23 United Nations Security Council vote against Israeli settlements, the city of Jerusalem dedicated a symbolic street from ancient times Tuesday. The street will soon be opened to the public.

At an event marking the beginning of events for the 50th anniversary

First Haredi Female Judge in the US Sworn Into Office

(JNS.org) The first haredi female judge in U.S. history, Rachel Freier, was sworn into office during a recent ceremony in New York.

Freier, an attorney and mother of six, was elected to the New York State Civil Court, defeating two opponents in the Sept. 13 primary election. The

Ukraine Summons Israeli Envoy After Its Prime Minister Is Disinvited From Israel

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Following the cancellation of a meeting between Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ukraine summoned Israeli Ambassador to Kiev Eli Belotserkovsky in an effort to clarify the situation.

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