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Monday, December 10, 2018

Israel/World

Israel Demands International Action on Hezbollah Tunnels

(JNS) The Israeli government demanded international action on Hezbollah for building tunnels to infiltrate and launch attacks against Israel.

“These cross-border terror tunnels were built by Hezbollah with direct support and

Hezbollah Threatens ‘Inevitable Retaliation’ If Israel Attacks Lebanon

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned that any Israeli attack on Lebanese soil would meet “inevitable retaliation” by the Shi’ite terrorist group.

The statement was made prior to the Israel Defense

Schumer: Support for U.S.-Israel Relationship Losing Support Among Young People

(JNS) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned that support for the alliance between the United States and Israel is waning among younger people.

“We need a campaign aimed particularly at the young, using the media they care about and the language they use,” he said at the annual

Devin Berman Is Loving His Year at Lev HaTorah

Devin Berman is studying at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Ramat Beit Shemesh. He grew up in Fair Lawn, attended Yavneh for elementary school and Frisch for high school. His family davens at Shomrei Torah, where he previously was the gabbai in the youth minyan. In recent summers he’s worked as a counselor at Moshava Ba’Ir and

Friedman Demands PA Release American Charged With Selling Land to Jews

(JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman took to Twitter this week to call for the immediate release of a Palestinian-American who was imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority for engaging in a real estate transaction in eastern Jerusalem with Jews.

The abduction of 55-year-old Issam Akel took place

In Wake of Israeli Diplomatic Gains, PA Pushes for Emergency Arab League Meeting

(The Tower/JNS) In response to Israel’s recent diplomatic gains in the Arab and Muslim worlds, the Palestinian Authority is reportedly pushing to convene an emergency Arab League meeting, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian official, told the Israeli paper Haaretz, “There

US Increases Pressure on Iran, Warns Other Players Not to Impede Sanctions

(JNS) The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned nine targets last week related to an illicit oil network between Iran and Russia.

“We are acting against a complex scheme Iran and Russia have used to bolster the [Bashar] Assad regime and generate funds for Iranian malign activity,” said Treasury

Lessons From Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It was said on the news this week that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now observed in many parts of the world, although obviously the phenomena originated in the U.S.. When we lived in Canada there was no such celebration of shopping, as Thanksgiving is on a Monday and the next day everyone returns to work and their everyday

Lone Soldier Center Hosts Spa Night in Jerusalem

Female lone soldiers make up 30 percent of the population of lone soldiers, many even serving in combat roles in the IDF. The Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem decided to treat these brave young women to their first ever Spa Night, providing an evening of decadence and pampering.

Over 60 female

Airbnb to Remove Jewish Rental Listings in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced on Monday it will no longer permit listings in Judea and Samaria due to what it alleges as “Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians,” according to a company statement.

Michal Mandel Makes Connections for Life at Sha’alvim for Women

Michal Mandel is studying at Sha’alvim for Women in Malha, Jerusalem. She grew up in Passaic, attended Yeshivat Beit Hillel (YBH) for elementary school, and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at the Young Israel of Passaic.

Her next stop? Montclair State

Religious Passengers Sue El Al After Being Accused of Rioting on Flight

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Religious passengers who were aboard an El Al flight from New York to Israel last Thursday night are suing the company, seeking NIS 50,000 in damages for each of the 180 passengers as well as reimbursement for the cost of the flight.