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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Israel/World

White House Acknowledges Anti-Semitic Rise Amid JCC Threats, Vandalism

Eleven more JCCs received threats on Monday, bringing the total to 54 threats in 27 states.

(JNS.org and combined sources) Antisemitism is “horrible” and “has to stop,” US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to the National Museum of African American

Israeli Consulate, WJC Engage Students to Fight BDS

We live in a time when movements like BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), Free Palestine and SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) are rampant in colleges across America; this strong 

anti-Israel sentiment pervades campus culture, and Jewish and pro-Israel groups on

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely: ‘It Is Time to Look Past the Two-State Solution’

(CPMAJO release) Asserting the Jewish claim to Judea and Samaria, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ Leadership Mission today that a two-state solution is “impossible.” “The Palestinians are not interested in a state, they want Israel

Israeli Military Expert on Newly Appointed US National Security Adviser McMaster: ‘The Right Man in the Right Place’ for America, Jewish State

(Ruthie Blum/algemeiner.com) General Herbert Raymond (H.R.) McMaster is “the right man in the right place” for both America and the Jewish state, an Israeli military expert told the Hebrew news site nrg on Tuesday about the U.S. president’s appointment of his new national security adviser, who will replace the

Amb. Haley Says U.S. ‘Will Not Turn a Blind Eye’ to UN’s Anti-Israel Bias

(TheTower.org) After years of encountering disproportionate anti-Israel criticism and bias at the United Nations, the United States “will not turn a blind eye to this anymore,” new United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said on Thursday.

Haley proclaimed that the U.S. is

Israel to Donate Veterinary Vaccine to Hamas

(Yoni Ariel/TPS) Israel has agreed to donate 30,000 doses of vaccine to help prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease in Gaza. Foot and mouth is a serious and highly infectious virus that affects mostly cattle and sheep. Although not usually fatal, it causes significant economic damage. It is not dangerous to humans.

‘Israeli Innovation Is Powering the American Economy’: Investors Descend on Jerusalem

More than 6,000 investors and entrepreneurs crammed the Israel Convention Center in Jerusalem Thursday for the annual OurCrowd Investors’ Summit, braving Jerusalem’s freezing rain to attend what was billed as the largest gathering of investors in Israeli history. Including investors from 82 countries and corporate representatives from

Tamarim Concierge: Aliyah Headaches Are Now a Thing of the Past

Jerusalem—“Before we made aliyah, we heard horror stories about how our friends arrived in Israel and had to deal with the shlepping, coming to an empty house and having to start from scratch to put their home together on no sleep… Thanks to Tamarim, we arrived in our home and it was completely ready for us to live

Margalit Silver Goes Native at Nishmat

Margalit Silver is studying at The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women (Nishmat) in the Pat neighborhood of Jerusalem. She is from Teaneck, New Jersey, attended the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey for elementary school and Ma’ayanot for high school. Her family davens at

Trump and Netanyahu Meet Amidst Russian Intel Turmoil

(JNS and combined sources) President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference on Wednesday at the White House, ahead of a private meeting that was expected to herald warmer ties between the Israeli and American administrations.

Gov. Christie Signs NJ Law Allowing Parents 15 Days to Name Babies

(JLNJ Staff) Governor Chris Christie signed into law last week a bill that allows parents with religious concerns 15 days to submit a name for their newborn child, rather than the five days they were allowed previously. This legislation eases the emotional and legal burden on families who wish to wait until after their son’s brit

CIA Chief Reportedly Meets With Abbas in Ramallah Ahead of Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

(JNS.org) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo reportedly met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah earlier this week. The meeting between Pompeo and Abbas is the first high-level discussion between the Trump administration and the Palestinian leader.