Monday, August 10, 2020

Israel/World

Palestinian Woman Shot After Pulling Knife on Guards at Checkpoint

(JNS) A Palestinian woman was shot dead by an Israeli guard when she threatened soldiers with a knife at the Qalandia checkpoint outside Jerusalem early Wednesday

King of Jordan Calls Israeli Plans to Annex Settlements a ‘Disaster’

(JNS) Jordan’s King Abdullah II said on Tuesday that Israel continuing with its plans to extend its sovereignty to all settlements in Judea and Samaria would be a “disaster”

Who Will Emerge From the Deadlock?

Editor’s note: At press time, the Israeli election was still too close to call, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party in a virtual tie with former military chief Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party.

Israel’s hyper-democratic parliamentary system

US State Department Offers $15 Million for Leads to Disrupt IRGC Operations

(JNS) The U.S. State Department has announced that it is offering up to $15 million for information leading to the disruption of operations surrounding Iran’s Islamic

France Proposes $15 Billion Package to Iran if Regime Complies With Nuclear Deal

(JNS) France has proposed an incremental $15 billion package to Iran in exchange for the regime adhering to the 2015 nuclear deal, reported the semi-official Iranian Tasnim news

Rwanda Gets Chabad Center, First-Ever Synagogue and First Permanent Rabbi

(JNS) A new Chabad-Lubavitch center is set to open in Kigali, Rwanda, that will include the nation’s first synagogue, served by the country’s first permanent rabbi,

Israel Launches Largest-Ever Solar-Energy Project, Situated in the Negev

(JNS) A private Israeli company has inaugurated the largest solar project in the country, reported the Israeli financial daily Globes.

Hundreds of Thousands Lack Access to Bomb Shelters In Northern Israel

(JNS) Hundreds of thousands of Israelis in northern Israel do not have access to a bomb shelter or secure location, Israel’s Ynet news site reported.

Rabbi Assaulted in Brooklyn Speaks Out, Stating: ‘It Was Hate’

Avraham Gopin, the 63-year-old New York rabbi who was brutally assaulted in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, told CBS New York on Wednesday that the attack was clearly motivated by “hate.”

The assault took place at Lincoln Terrace Park in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, said

Is Israel on the Verge of All-Out War?

The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out of the ordinary or even unexpected. Rather, what was quite the unusual occurrence took place in central Israel when Prime Minister Benjamin

Israel Makes Red Lines Clear as Washington Prepares Peace Plan

(Israel Hayom/JNS) “If the Trump administration’s peace plan contains elements that run counter to Israel’s interests, Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu won’t

Iranian Tanker Heads Towards Greece, Washington Warns Athens Not to Assist It

(JNS) An Iranian oil tanker freed by the United Kingdom sailed for Greece earlier this week, as Washington denounced its release from Gibraltar, and warned

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