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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Israel/World

Israeli Arabs Reject Becoming Citizens of Palestinian State, as Suggested in Mideast Peace Plan

(Ariel ben Solomon/JNS) Israeli Arab citizens flatly reject the idea floated in the recently released U.S. “Peace to Prosperity” plan that envisions the possibility that borders would be redrawn and some Arab cities and villages could become part of a future Palestinian state.

While the discussions

In South Carolina Debate, Democrats Spar Over US Troops In Mideast, Embassy in Israel

(Jackson Richman/JNS) During the Democratic presidential debate this week ahead of the South Carolina Democratic primary, some of the candidates defended their positions on Israel and other issues pertaining to the Middle East.

Netanyahu: ‘We’re Only Two Seats Away From a Strong Right-Wing Government’

(Ariel Kahana/Israel Hayom via JNS) Five days out from Israel’s third general election in under 12 months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was optimistic as he addressed a conference of regional council leaders.

Israel Prepares For Possible Economic Trouble in Wake of Spread of Coronavirus

(TPS) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week chaired a government discussion on the Israeli economy’s readiness for the consequences of the coronavirus and its spread around the globe.

Netanyahu highlighted the “steady hand on the steering wheel. We are meeting on a daily basis and there is a

Rutgers Team Helps Electrify the Mediterranean Breeze

Winds of energy innovation are blowing in New Jersey—winds that might someday reach halfway across the world to Israel.

A Rutgers University team is conducting the research behind a project to establish wind turbine farms off the New Jersey coast that will be completed in about four

North Jersey Orthodox Rabbis and Jewish Communal Leaders Appointed to Slate 4 in WZC Election

(Courtesy of World Zionist Congress): Touro College president, Dr. Alan Kadish of Teaneck, and rebbetzin and yoetzet halacha, Shira Donath of Congregation Darchei Noam in Fair Lawn, lead the Bergen County contingent vying for seats as delegates to the World Zionist Congress on Slate #4, the Orthodox Israel

Can Trump Iran Policy Succeed?

Can the Iran strategy being pursued by the United States and supported by Israel succeed? If so, is the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” policy politically sustainable?

President Trump’s announcement of his decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan

Israel Plans to Extend Tel Aviv-Jerusalem High-Speed Rail to Western Wall

(JNS) Israel’s Transportation Ministry has said that it’s moving ahead with plans to build an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Pompeo Criticizes Democrats for Meeting With Iranian Foreign Minister

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rebuked a group of Democratic senators who reportedly met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif last week on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference.

Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza, Citing ‘Relative Quiet’

(JNS) Israel has announced that following several days of “relative quiet” from the Gaza Strip, it is easing restrictions on the coastal territory.

According to the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Coordinator of Government

Iceland Jewish Community Celebrates Its First Permanent Torah Scroll

(JNS) The Jewish community in Reykjavik, Iceland, celebrated the completion and inauguration of the island’s first permanent Torah scroll this week. Last Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter, who is Jewish, hosted at the embassy a reception to celebrate and honor the

IDF Foils Hamas Plot to Hack Phones of Soldiers by Posing as Attractive Women

(JNS) The Israeli military thwarted efforts by Hamas to hack the phones of soldiers by posing as young attractive women on social media, the Israeli Defense Forces said.

“Hamas created fake social-media profiles, using photos including this one, in an attempt to hack the phones of IDF soldiers,” the