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Friday, December 14, 2018

Israel/World

US Poised to Present Middle East Peace Plan ‘Soon,’ Said Kushner

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Following months of having to focus on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its subsequent fallout, the White House is now ready to move its attention in the Middle East back to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

US House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Use of Human Shields

(JNS) The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill this week that would enact sanctions on those who use human shields in war.

The Senate unanimously passed its version in October. The bill now goes to U.S. President

Third Hezbollah Attack Tunnel Found By IDF, UNIFIL Head Meets With Lebanese President

(TPS) The IDF confirmed this week that it had found a third Hezbollah attack tunnel infiltrating into Israel from Lebanon.

This comes as Operation Northern Shield, which aims to find and destroy Hezbollah attack tunnels, enters its second week.

In a statement, the IDF

White House Celebrates Chanukah

On Thursday, December 6, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the annual White House Chanukah reception.

Guests were invited to view the public White House holiday decorations and enjoy holiday music from the U.S. Military band, after which they were served a delicious

Arielle Miodownik Makes the Most of Her Time at MMY

Arielle Miodownik is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Jerusalem. She grew up in Highland Park, attended RPRY for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Congregation Ahavas Achim, where her father is the rabbi.

Her next stop? Stern

Josh Pruzansky Appointed ALEH’s Director of Development for North America

(Courtesy of ALEH) ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, has announced the appointment of Josh Pruzansky as its director of development for the U.S. and Canada. After an extensive selection process, Pruzansky was the unanimous

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