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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Israel/World

Iran Immediately Rejects Israel’s Offer of Earthquake Aid

(JNS.org) Iran immediately rejected Israel’s offer of humanitarian aid following the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Islamic Republic last weekend.

“I just saw the pictures of the destruction in Iran and Iraq from this week’s earthquake,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

Israel Co-Sponsors Saudi Resolution Against Syria at UN

(JNS.org) In an unprecedented move, Israel on Tuesday co-sponsored a draft resolution against Syria that was submitted by Saudi Arabia at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The resolution, which was also backed by the U.S., France and Germany, passed with an overwhelming majority of 108 countries voting in favor, 17 voting against and 58

Security Cabinet Approves Wide-Scale Iron Dome Deployment As Gaza Tensions Rise

(TPS) Israel’s Security Cabinet approved a wide-scale deployment of Iron Dome anti-missile batteries on Tuesday amid concerns that the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad could launch a revenge attack on Israel in the wake of the October 30 demolition of a cross-border terror tunnel in which 12 of the group’s operatives

US Security Delegation Heads to Israel to Discuss Syria Cease-Fire

(JNS.org) A delegation from America’s National Security Council has flown to Israel for talks on the recently reached U.S.-Russia-Jordan cease-fire agreement in Syria.

The agreement, announced last Saturday, calls for “the reduction, and ultimate elimination” of foreign fighters from

PA Denies Reports of Saudi Ultimatum to Abbas to Accept US Peace Deal or Resign

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority (PA) has denied reports that PA President Mahmoud Abbas was presented with an ultimatum by Saudi Arabia to accept a peace deal outlined by the Trump administration or to resign from his position.

In addition to the Saudi demand to “accept Trump’s peace

US Set to Waive Visa Requirements for Israelis

(JNS.org) Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced Monday that Israel is on the verge of finalizing an agreement that would allow Israeli citizens to enter the U.S. without obtaining a tourist visa in advance.

The deal would allow the U.S. to access a new biometric database of Israeli

Amazon Goes on Aggressive High-Tech Hiring Spree in Israel

(JNS.org) The online retail giant Amazon is reportedly in the midst of a massive hiring spree in Israel and is offering unusually high salaries to attract top high-tech talent to its new Tel Aviv-based research and development (R&D) center.

Some reports state that Amazon has offered

IDF Demolishes Home Of Har Adar Terrorist

(TPS) The IDF has demolished the home of Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal, the Palestinian terrorist who killed three people in a shooting attack in Har Adar, west of Jerusalem on September 26.

An IDF spokesman said IDF and Border Police entered the village of Beit Surik overnight between Tuesday and

A ‘Renewal’ of Incredible Proportions

Most of us are aware of the fact that last Shabbat was designated as a Project Renewal Shabbat in Teaneck. In 11 of our shuls, people who were knowledgeable or had donated kidneys spoke about their experiences.

Although we know that this topic has been actively promoted in The Jewish Link, it

Botwinicks Appointed Israel’s First OU-JLIC Campus Rabbi and Rebbetzin

Rabbi Josh and Rebbetzin Margot Botwinick are joining 52 Torah educators serving 4,400 students on campuses throughout the U.S., Canada and now Israel. With the launch in October of the OU’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program at the Raphael Recanati International School of the

Innovative Learning Space Is Unveiled at AMIT Beersheva School

This week, the AMIT Wasserman Junior and Senior High School in Beersheva unveiled a state-of-the-art learning space that is meant to foster innovation, creativity, initiative, dialogue and spirit.

The new room is part of the municipality’s “digital city” project, and was created as a

Israeli Startup Pruvo Helps Travelers Save Money on Hotel Reservations

(Courtesy of Pruvo) Has it ever happened to you that after hours and hours of searching for the great deal, you are positive you found the best deal for a hotel room? However, in a matter of days, you come across a lower price than the one you paid? Studies show that 40 percent of customers, when booking a hotel room,