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Monday, May 20, 2019

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Trump Warns Iran That They Will ‘Suffer Greatly’ If ‘They Do Anything’

(JNS) Amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Tehran will “suffer greatly” if “they do anything.”

“We’ll see what happens with Iran. … If they do anything, they will suffer greatly,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office in

Rep. Liz Cheney Says Tlaib’s Comments About the Holocaust Were ‘Sickening’

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) doubled down this week her criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who recently said that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust.

Cheney also doubled down on

US Orders Non-Essential Staff To Leave Embassy, Consulate in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran

(JNS) The U.S. State Department ordered non-essential personnel at its embassy and at a consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.

Visa services will be temporarily suspended at the Baghdad and

Carr Warns About Anti-Semitism From Three Different Directions

(JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr warned on Tuesday about anti-Semitism from three different directions.

“In Europe, we have a confluence of anti-Semitism, from ultra-right ethnic supremacist movements to the ultra-left anti-Israel, anti-Zionist movements, to

Experiencing Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut in Israel

I am here in Israel for my second experience of Yom Hazikaron—Israel’s Memorial Day. The last time was two years ago. Israel’s observance of Memorial Day is unlike anywhere else in the world, especially in the United States. In Israel it is truly a day to remember our 23,471 sons and daughters killed in the wars and

Akiva Cooper Is Growing in Torah and Judaism at ‘The Gush’

Akiva Cooper is studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shevut. He grew up in Teaneck and attended MTA for high school. His family davens at Beth Aaron and the Teaneck Jewish Center.

His next stop? YU.

Why did you choose to study at the Gush?

Top Cisco Prize Marks Latest Boys Town Jerusalem Win

(Courtesy of Boys Town Jerusalem) Nearly 20 years after Boys Town Jerusalem inaugurated the very first Cisco Networking Academy in the Middle East, the school has been granted Cisco’s “Above and Beyond Award” for 2019 as the best such academy in the entire European region. The prestigious international award

Tehran Rolls Back Nuke Pledges

Announcement comes after U.S. sends ships to Gulf.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Wednesday that the regime will partially withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal—one year to the month after the United States withdrew from the accord.

21-Year-Old Israeli-American Rocket Victim Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

(JNS) Pinchas Menahem Pshuzman, 21, was laid to rest in Jerusalem earlier this week. A dual American and Israeli citizen, he was killed earlier in the day by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip while running to a bomb shelter in Ashdod.

Pshuzman leaves behind a wife and young child and was the fourth

Islamic Jihad Admits Gazan Baby Was Killed by Their Own Rocket

(JNS) After media around the world reported that an Israeli missile had killed a baby and its pregnant mother in Gaza during the recent eruption of violence, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization may have inadvertently revealed that a rocket from Gaza was responsible for their

US Officials: Iran Seems to Be Moving Ballistic Missiles by Boat to Persian Gulf

(JNS) Iran appears to be moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf in response to United States moving an aircraft strike group to the Middle East, several U.S. officials told CNN, in response to the threat from Tehran.

Writers Have Begun Work on Shtisel’s Third Season

(London Jewish News) “Shtisel” has been renewed for a third series and work on the new storylines have already begun, the hit show’s writer has confirmed. Yehonatan Indursky confirmed the news millions of fans have been hoping for to a 300-strong audience at Norrice Lea