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Monday, January 22, 2018

Israel/World

Palestinian Terrorist Responsible for Murder of Rabbi Killed by IDF in Jenin

(Jacob Magid/TOI Staff) In an operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday night, Israeli army special forces killed a Palestinian terrorist believed to be behind the murder last week of Raziel Shevah, Hy”d. A second suspect in the murder was arrested, and a hunt was ongoing for a third, security officials said.

US Withholds $65 Million From UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency, Calls for Changes

(JNS) The U.S. on Tuesday announced a major cut in its current funding of UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees, while calling for reforms to the organization.

According to the State Department, the U.S. sent UNRWA $60 million to keep the agency operating

US International Negotiations Envoy Greenblatt Arrives in Israel Ahead of Pence Visit

(JNS) President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, is arriving in Israel on Wednesday for meetings with representatives of the European Union, Russia and the United Nations, who together with the U.S. form the Middle East Quartet, a self-appointed group of international entities

Israeli Team From Sheba Medical Center First to Arrive in Zambia to Address Deadly Cholera Outbreak

A group of leading medical experts from Israel’s national hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, is delivering emergency relief in Zambia, setting up a treatment center to assist those in need.

(prweb.com/reprinted with permission) Sheba Medical Center,

AMIT Students Take Quantum Leap Into Final Round of Physics Olympiad

(Courtesy of AMIT) Two AMIT students, Netzer Ivri from Yeshivat AMIT Kfar Ganim and Elad Layosh from AMIT Ginsburg Bar Ilan Gush Dan Junior and Senior High School for Boys, made it to the final round of Israel’s National Physics Olympiad, which is run in cooperation with the Education Ministry and the Maimonides

Saving Lives With Crossroads

Just off the bustling junction of Jerusalem’s Zion Square lies a quiet street that leads to a door with an obscure sign reading “Crossroads.” To the average passerby, this is just another entrance to an apartment residence, but to a teenage immigrant from an English-speaking country, this may be the gateway to a

Yehuda Goldberg Is Learning at ‘The Gush’

Yehuda Goldberg is studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion (“the Gush”) in Alon Shvut. He grew up in Passaic, attended Yeshivat Noam for elementary school and MTA for high school. His family davens at Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton.

His next stop? Yeshiva University.

Why did you choose to study at the Gush?

I am in Yeshivat Har

US Ambassador to Israel: PA Support for Terror Prevents Peace

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman stated Wednesday that the reason there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians is the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) official support for terrorism.

Friedman’s statement came in response to Tuesday’s killing of Raziel Shevah, a

Kosher Grocery Store Near Paris Destroyed by Fire on Terror Attack Anniversary

(JNS) A kosher grocery store in a Paris suburb was destroyed in an arson attack on the third anniversary of the deadly Islamic terror attack on the French capital’s Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket. The attack on the store comes just a week after it and another kosher store were defaced with swastikas.

Mossad Chief Confirms Israel Has ‘Eyes and Ears’ in Iran

(JNS) The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Yossi Cohen, on Tuesday confirmed that Israel has active agents in Iran and warned of the Islamic Republic’s aggressive military expansion throughout the region.

“The Iranians are spreading across the Middle East with a vast array of

High-Speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Rail to Launch Within Three Months

(JNS) Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz this week announced that a new high-speed rail line connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv will become operational within three months.

The rail will launch March 30, exactly as forecasted by the former CEO of Israel Railways, Boaz Tzafrir, in

Israel Finalizes $1 Million Donation to Hurricane-Ravaged Houston Jewish Community

(JNS) The Israeli government has finalized a $1 million donation to the hurricane-ravaged Jewish community of Houston following last year’s flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said in a video message, “Tough times are… When us Jews show our