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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Israel/World

Trump Is Defiant as Lawmakers Blast His Racist Attacks on Four Congresswomen

(Algemeiner) President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday, and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, which promoted Democrats to condemn him in the House of Representatives.

Speaking at the White House, Trump said people he described as

IDF, Shin Bet Foil Hamas Money-Laundering Ring

(Jerusalem Post) The IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) foiled a Hamas money-laundering network in the West Bank on Tuesday, the military has announced. The operation exposed a money transfer network from the Gaza Strip to Ramallah that operated in coordination between senior Hamas

Cory Booker to Anti-Israel Activist: ‘I Would Understand If You Want to Support Somebody Else’

(Algemeiner) Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker told an anti-Israel 

activist who confronted him at a campaign event over the weekend, “I would understand if you want to support somebody

At Anti-Semitism Summit, US Attorney General Says He Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Jews

(Algemeiner) Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he was “deeply concerned” by an increase in recent years of the number of reported hate crimes targeting Jews in the U.S.

Barr delivered opening remarks at the Summit on Combating Antisemitism, hosted by the Justice Department at its

Omar to Intro Pro-BDS Bill

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar said that she plans to introduce a resolution this week in support of the anti-Israel BDS movement, reported Al-Monitor on Tuesday.

“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our

Syria, Iran Meet on Israeli Airstrikes

(Israel Hayom) Syrian President Bashar Assad met on Tuesday in Damascus with an unnamed senior Iranian official to discuss ways to deal with Israeli airstrikes in the war-torn country, reported regime-affiliated Syrian newspaper Al-Watan.

The strikes comes as Iran and its proxies, including Hezbollah,

Trial in Ramat Gan Energizes Debate Over Public Shabbat Busing

Israel, a country deeply rooted in ancient tradition and religion, simultaneously champions the principles of a Westernized democracy. However, the coexistence of these values often cause difficult dilemmas, especially with regard to the separation of religion and state. Indeed, unlike other Western democracies, Israel doesn’t have a

Hebron Ranked as One of the Top 10 Must-See Attractions in Israel

(Courtesy of The Hebron Fund) Congratulations to the holy city of Hebron for reaching 700,000 visitors last year. In a recent Jerusalem Post article, Hebron ranked as one of the 10 must-see attractions in Israel. Aside from the Me’arat Hamachpela, the burial site of Abraham and Sarah, there’s actually a lot of attractions for

Filling Israel’s Employment Gap

Within the arid deserts of the Middle East, Israel has managed to flourish as a start up nation. Throughout the land, the ubiquity of entrepreneurship has allowed for countless companies to emerge with innovations in practically any field. There is no doubt that Israel can be at the forefront of a new technologically advanced age;

Telling the Stories of Israel’s Fallen

The State of Israel was given to the Jewish people, according to a well-known Hebrew poem, on a “silver platter.” The silver platter refers to the thousands who were killed in Israel’s struggle for independence. In the decades since, many more have joined their number as the country’s enemies continue to wage war and

Kipa Bots in Modi’in Bring Home Trophy

(Courtesy of AMIT) Even though they decided not to compete on Saturday, members of AMIT boys’ young robot team from Mr. & Mrs. Lester Sutker Art and Sciences Jr. and Sr. High School picked up the Australian International Cup.

The Kipa Bots, the young robotics team of the AMIT Boys

IDF Finds 18th Terror Tunnel

(JNS) While building an underground security barrier, IDF troops identified another tunnel under the Israel-Gaza border. It was found by the participants of a $700 million project aimed at preventing illicit tunnel constructions. On Twitter, the IDF shared their 18th tunnel finding, saying that the “IDF troops just revealed an underground