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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Israel/World

Report: Once Again, Jews Are Most Targeted Religious Group for Hate Crimes

(JNS) Jews were the most targeted for hate crimes among religious groups in 2018, according to an FBI report released this week.

Some 1,550 reported incidents of hate crimes were motivated by religious bias in 2018, in which 57.8 percent, or 835, of them targeted the Jewish community—a decrease from

Teen Turns Himself In to NYPD In Connection to Attacks On Jews in Brooklyn

(JNS) A 16-year-old teenager turned himself in to the New York Police Department last week in connection to a series of attacks on Jewish men in Borough Park.

The teen was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated

National Unity Government Is ‘Still Possible,’ Says Netanyahu

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed confidence this week that it was still possible to achieve a “robust” unity government, saying there was no need for the country to go back to elections.

Argentina Asks Azerbaijan To Arrest Iranian Suspect In 1994 AMIA Bombing

(JNS) Argentina is asking Azerbaijan to arrest an Iranian official visiting Baku in connection with the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Alí Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader

Report: Jordan Foils Plot Against Israeli and US Diplomats, Soldiers

(JNS) Jordan foiled a terrorist plot to attack Israeli and U.S. diplomats along with U.S. soldiers at a military base in the south of the country, Jordanian state-owned media has reported, according to Reuters.

The two suspects

OU Opens Campus Program at Bar-Ilan University to Serve Americans Studying in Israel

(JNS) With a rising number of young men and women from North America choosing to enroll in universities and colleges in Israel, the Orthodox Union’s Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) has opened its second campus program in Israel at Bar-Ilan University in Givat Shmuel, in partnership with World

Report: India Warns of Imminent Terror Threat to Israelis and Jewish Sites

(Israel Hayom/JNS) India’s intelligence service has warned Israel of immediate, specific threats to Jewish institutions and Israeli tourists in the country, Israeli and Indian media has reported.

India has shared with Israel specific information regarding advanced-stage plans by terrorist cells

Emergency-Response Units Near Gaza Receive Hundreds of Protective Vests From International Fellowship

(JNS) Amid more than 150 rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has launched an operation to distribute hundreds of protective vests to emergency-response units operating in Gaza, in addition to rescue and civilian-assistance agencies in the southern region.

Top Dems: Israel Risks Losing Aid

Three leading Democratic presidential candidates recently endorsed a new policy regarding U.S. military aid to Israel: It should be conditioned on Israel embracing policies toward the Palestinians favored by American progressives.

At the J Street conference last week, Sen. Bernie

Jewish Residents in Brooklyn’s Borough Park Assaulted In Separate Incidents

(JNS) A number of Jews in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park were attacked over the weekend.

One incident occurred when a group of men exited their vehicle and chased two ultra-Orthodox boys who were

Iran ‘Deserves Credit’ for ‘Building Our Strength,’ Said Hamas Chief

(JNS) Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar that the Islamic Republic of Iran was responsible for “building the strength” of the Palestinian terrorist organization by supplying it with both weapons and funding.

Trudeau’s New Government Expected to Maintain Steady Support for Israel

(JNS) Despite Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau overcoming corruption allegations and winning re-election last month, he is set to govern with a minority government that will likely include support from parties to the left of his Liberal Party, such as the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Green Party.