Monday, June 17, 2019

Israel/World

Buttigieg Promises to Re-Enter US Into Iran Nuclear Deal, Cut Aid Over West Bank Annexation

(JNS) Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump this week for withdrawing from the 2015 Iran deal in May 2018, saying that it was “close to a true ‘art of the deal,’” a reference to one of the president’s

US Reps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Purchase Iron Dome Air-Defense System

(JNS) U.S. Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) and Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced on Monday the U.S.-Israel Indirect Fire Protection Act of 2019 to authorize the Secretary of the Army to procure for the U.S. military two Iron Dome short-range air-defense-system batteries.

“Iron Dome is a

Government Turmoil Aside, Moldovan Premier Declares Embassy Move to Jerusalem

(JNS) Amid turmoil within Moldova’s government, the country’s prime minister announced this week that the Moldovan embassy in Israel will be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the Cabinet of Minister approved the sale of the plot of land for its construction.

“Today we adopted the decision to

Rep. Zeldin Expected to Reintroduce Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in Congress

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) is expected to reintroduce the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in the near future, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told JNS.

The congressman has been an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism, including from members of Congress such as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

White House: Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to Attend Bahrain Summit

(JNS) Egypt, Jordan and Morocco are expected to attend the Bahrain economic summit on June 25-26 as part of the first part of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Mideast peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.

“Morocco, Jordan and Egypt have

Williamsburg Yeshiva Shuttered Amid Worst US Measles Outbreak in 25 Years

(JNS) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the current measles outbreak in the United States is the worst in over 25 years, as the City of New York closed another yeshiva in Brooklyn due to failure to vaccinate students.

According to a report on Monday, 41 new cases of

Netanyahu Reveals Israel Is Carrying Out Preemptive Strikes Against Syrian Targets

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that the Jewish state was carrying out preemptive attacks against enemy targets, such as Iran and Hezbollah, in Syria.

“The chain of tests that we are dealing with is unending. We respond vigorously and with force to all attacks against us;

Blue and White Party Seeks Second Chance

Formed just months before Israel’s April 9 elections and headlined by several former generals, the Blue and White Party made a strong showing, matching Likud with 35 seats.

Yet, due to the overwhelming victory by the right-wing or religious parties over those to the left, Israeli President

Israel Goes Back to Elections as Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

(JPost) Exactly one month after the 21st Knesset were sworn in, a majority of the Knesset voted late Wednesday to disperse themselves and initiate an unprecedented repeat election on September 17. The motion passed by a vote of 74-45.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed the Likud faction ahead of

Trump Team to Meet Leaders of Israel, Jordan to Sell Mideast Plan

(Ynetnews) President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they visit several locations in the region and in Europe to rally support for what they have billed as a workshop on the economic foundations of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The White House is promoting

International Fellowship Raises $275,000 for Moshav That Lost Homes to Fire

(JNS) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has mobilized to raise more than 1 million shekels (about $275,000) in emergency assistance for residents of moshav Mevo Modi’im, a small agricultural community west of Jerusalem near the city of Modi’in. The moshav sustained a massive fire on May 23 that destroyed at least 40

European Rabbis Take to the Streets in Ulm, Germany

(EJP/JNS) Forty rabbis from all over Europe walked the streets of the German city of Ulm this week, a couple of days after Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, advised Jews against wearing kippot in public areas because of rising anti-Semitism in the country.

The defiant rabbis, all of

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