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Monday, September 25, 2017

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Israel Rushes Aid Overseas in Week of Disasters

Israeli humanitarian-aid groups rushed to Florida in the wake of the worst hurricane on record, one which threatened tornados, catastrophic storm surges, strong winds and flooding, and sent over seven million people fleeing from their homes.

Other Israeli aid teams made their way to

Netanyahu-Trump Meeting in New York to Focus on Iran

(JNS.org) The Iranian threat will reportedly be the primary focus of a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week in New York.

During their scheduled meeting Monday,

Trump Administration Declares ‘Strong Support’ for Taylor Force Act

(JNS.org) The Trump administration Thursday declared its “strong support” for the Taylor Force Act, which seeks to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to convicted terrorists or their families.

“The Trump administration strongly supports the Taylor Force Act,

Facebook Removes Option to Target ‘Jew Haters’ With Advertisements

(JNS.org) Facebook has disabled the ability for advertisers to target anti-Semitic interests on its platform following media inquiries that created controversy over the feature.

Before the feature was removed, Facebook advertisers were able to specifically target people interested in topics

Echad L’Echad Works to Encourage and Support Next Generation of Religious Zionist Spiritual Leaders, One at a Time

JERUSALEM—As Jews around the world prepare for the High Holidays, traditionally a time for self-reflection, introspection and repentance, many also take advantage of these hallowed days to try to make a difference, to give back and try to help others in the waning days of 5777 and waxing days of 5778.

Nearing Centennial, Lord Balfour Descendant Shows Pride in Family Support for Jewish Homeland

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, British and Israeli senior officials convened in Jerusalem to discuss the past, present and future of British-Israeli relations.

The Balfour Declaration was a British government public statement, issued Nov. 2, 1917, that

ALEH Pays Tribute to ‘Guardian Angel’ of Israel’s Disability Community

Jerusalem—On Monday, September 11, the ALEH Jerusalem Ladies Committee hosted their 25th Gala Event at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, an incredible evening featuring great food and lively entertainment to support ALEH (www.aleh.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, and honor the

Driving Cancer Away With a Smile and a Cup of Joe

It’s an awe-inspiring scene that repeats itself throughout the daytime and evening hours at hospital cancer wards in metro Jerusalem and beyond. A driver pulls up to the entrance at Hadassah Ein-Kerem’s pediatric cancer ward, and gently assists a frail-looking young boy and his mother out of the car. With a smile creasing his

U.S. State Department Confirms Upcoming Trump Meeting With Netanyahu

(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

“The president is planning to sit down with Prime Minister

Israeli Team First to Arrive on St. Martin Amidst Irma Destruction

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Israeli humanitarian aid organization Rescuers Without Borders (Sauveteurs Sans Frontieres) has distributed over 1.5 tons of food and medical supplies to the residents of the hurricane-struck Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

As of Tuesday afternoon, SSF had 22

Some of Israel’s Largest Companies to Be Included on UN ‘Blacklist’

(JNS.org) Some of Israel’s largest companies, including Teva and Coca Cola Israel, are slated to be included on a “blacklist” to be published by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for doing business in the disputed territories.

According to a report by Israel’s Channel 2,

UN World Tourism Body Delays Decision on Palestinian Membership

(JNS.org) The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced Tuesday it will postpone a decision on whether to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) to join the organization until its next session in 2019.

The world body’s decision follows the PA’s Ministry of Tourism application