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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Israel/World

Gottheimer Breaks Ranks With Dems on Iran

Sometimes it’s the letters one doesn’t sign that send the strongest message.

That thought guided the thinking behind first-term Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s (D-NJ) decision to keep his name off two letters authored by House Democrats to President Donald J. Trump, both insisting that he

Israel Elected to UN Space Committee Despite Arab, Palestinian Opposition

(JNS.org) In a vote at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, an Israeli representative was elected to a seat on the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), despite opposition from the Palestinians and several Arab countries.

Keren Shahar, director of the Treaties

Israel Approves New Construction Permits in Hebron for First Time Since 2002

(JNS.org) The Jewish community in the Judea and Samaria city of Hebron was granted building permits to construct new homes for the first time since 2002.

The Civil Administration’s Licensing Subcommittee—the Israeli government body responsible for approving new construction in Judea and

Israeli Doctor to Lead Prestigious Global Medical Organization

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Medical Association (IMA) Chairman Prof. Leonid Eidelman has been chosen to serve as the next president of the World Medical Association.

Medical association leaders from across the globe—representing more than 9 million doctors worldwide—elected

IDF Raids Palestinian Media Outlets in ‘Large-Scale Operation’ Against Incitement

(JNS.org) The IDF, in a joint operation with Israel’s Shin Bet security agency and Civil Administration, raided the offices of eight Palestinian media outlets in Judea and Samaria Tuesday night, amid a broad security crackdown against incitement to terror.

Palestinian media reported

Bennett: Security Cooperation With PA Should Continue Despite Fatah-Hamas Unity

(JNS.org) Israel’s security coordination with the Palestinian Authority (PA) should continue despite the recent formation of a Palestinian unity government between the PA’s ruling Fatah party and the Gaza-controlling terror group Hamas, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday.

“I totally support all the humanitarian

Iran’s Military Chief Vows to Confront Israel During Visit to Damascus

(JNS.org) During a visit to Damascus Wednesday for talks with the Syrian military, Iran’s military chief vowed to confront Israel and defend Syria’s regime.

“It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants,” said Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. “We are in Damascus to assert

Israeli Students to Be Given the Chance to Work With NASA

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Israel Space Agency has announced that it would begin accepting applications for an international internship program sponsored by NASA.

The program, called NASA I2, offers a three-semester study program for international students from more than 10 countries

Minister Ze’ev Elkin and Former Head of ISA Avi Dichter Warn of Dire Threats to Israel and Christianity

(Special to The Jewish Link) Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) and Avi Dichter (Likud), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, told a group of visiting Christian journalists from around the globe that ominous forces in the Arab world are engaged in trying

Israeli Team Chosen for Groundbreaking EU Medical Nanotech Project

Bar-Ilan University professor is named to head the massive project.

With the potential of speeding cures for diseases as diverse as cancer, autism and eye disease, Bar-Ilan University Professor Rachela Popovtzer was chosen, from among dozens of research groups worldwide, to head

Edison’s Rachel Zemble: MMY Is the Place for Me

Rachel Zemble is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She was born in Passaic, grew up in Lakewood and later moved to Edison, where her family still lives now. She’s attended Bais Yaakov, Shalom Torah Academy, RPRY and Ilan High School in Deal. Her family davens at Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in

Mossad Head Says Iran Remains Top Of Spy Agency’s Agenda

(TPS) Iran remains the Mossad’s main priority as it continues to seek military nuclear capabilities and to aggressively flex its muscles throughout the Middle East and on Israel’s border, the organization’s head Yossi Cohen said Monday as he and the prime minister handed out certificates of merit to the spy agency’s most