Sunday, February 17, 2019

Israel/World

In State of the Union, Trump Denounces Iran, Anti-Semitism, and Recognizes Holocaust Survivors

(JNS and combined sources) As part of his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the threats posed by Iran and anti-Semitism.

“My administration has acted decisively to

US Mideast Envoy Accuses Senior PA Official of ‘Spreading Misinformation’

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt took to Twitter this week to attack senior Palestinian Authority official Saeb Erekat.

In a series of tweets, Greenblatt accused Erekat of “spreading

Senate Passes Bipartisan Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation this week that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan, and allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors from engaging in boycotting Israel.

Netanyahu and Putin to Meet in Moscow on Iranian Threat

(JNS) Despite tensions between their home countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 21 in Moscow, where the two are expected to discuss the Iranian threat.

Popular Shalva Band Won’t Play Eurovision Due to Shabbat Schedule

(JNS) The Shalva group, a beloved Israeli band featuring musicians with special needs, has dropped out of the Eurovision Song contest in May because compulsory rehearsals for the Saturday-night finals will take place on Shabbat.

Elan Carr Named Anti-Semitism Envoy

(JNS) After a 21-month-long vacancy awaiting the appointment of the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the Trump administration has picked Iraq War veteran and attorney Elan Carr to fill the position.

Anti-Israel Bias in a Newton, Massachusetts, Public School Is a Case Study of Emerging Nationwide Trend

Over the past decade, the Boston suburb of Newton has been beset by controversy over how the conflict in the Middle East is being taught in its public schools.

The concern over anti-Israel bias in the school system began in 2011,

Discovering Innovation in the Start-Up Nation

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Susan Bauer, executive director of the Yeshiva University Career Center, escorted 20 undergraduate students over their winter break to visit some of Israel’s most dynamic companies and meet with leading Israeli entrepreneurs. The trip was developed in

IDF Thwarts Stabbing Attempt, Shoots Palestinian Attacker

(JNS) A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The assailant was shot at in Shomron Square outside the

Israel Pounds Iranian Sites in Syria After Missile Launched at Golan Heights

(JNS) Just one day after Iranian fighter jets fired a surface-to-surface missile at the Golan Heights, Israeli warplanes launched a massive attack on numerous Iranian targets in Syria on Monday.

Among the locations hit were a site

Israel Prepares for Historic Visit by Mali Prime Minister

(JNS) Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga is expected to visit Israel in the coming weeks, reported Israel’s Channel 13 on Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met last year with Malian President

IDF Distributes 10 Tons of Dried Fruits, Nuts to Soldiers for Holiday of Tu B’Shevat

(JNS) In honor of the Tu B’Shevat holiday—the day on the Hebrew calendar marking the “New Year for Trees”—Israel’s Defense Ministry purchased 10 tons of nuts and dried fruits to distribute to Israeli soldiers across the country.

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