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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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In Jerusalem, Austria’s Kurz Says it Took His Country Too Long to Own up to Holocaust

(JNS) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who is on a visit to Israel this week, said that it took his country “too long to be honest” about its role in the Holocaust.

“To remember means also to admit the truth. At that time, many Austrians supported the system, which killed over six

US Negotiation Team Heads to Mideast to Push Peace Plan

(JNS) U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and White House special adviser Jared Kushner will arrive in Israel as part of a Middle East tour next week to discuss previously undisclosed details of a peace plan being promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The delegation is also expected to

In Show of Support, Tens of Thousands of Iranians Tell Twitter: #WeStandWithIsrael

(JNS) Following a video message to the Iranian people by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thousands of Iranians took to Israel to express their support and love for the Jewish state.

According to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, the hashtag #WeStandWithIsrael was featured in tens of

Kuwaiti Cleric Sheikh Jihad Al-‘Ayesh Denies the Holocaust

(MEMRI/JNS) Kuwaiti cleric Sheikh Jihad Al-‘Ayesh delivered a speech in which he said that the figure of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust was a “historical lie,” but that Hitler “knew the truth about the Jews” and therefore began “tormenting and persecuting them.”

“The Jews were

Senior US Official Eyes Israel’s Border Fence With Egypt as Model for Trump’s Wall

(JNS) U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited Israel’s border fence with Egypt this week for ideas for U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

“Border security is national security. Our Israeli partners know that better than anyone, and I was fortunate today to see the incredible work they’re doing to keep their

Palestinians: A Story You Have Not Heard in the West

A Palestinian mother of five just spent 23 days in prison. During her incarceration, she was held in unspeakable conditions and denied family visitations. She was also prohibited from consulting a lawyer.

This is a story that no one has heard in the West.

Knesset Committee Passes Bill Deducting ‘Terror Money’ From PA Taxes

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee passes bill to withhold the amount the PA pays to terrorists—$340M in 2017—from tax revenue Israel collects on its behalf.

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee passed the second and third readings of a bill that makes it possible

AMIT Kennedy Students Continue ‘Green Electricity’ Winning Streak

(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT students from across Israel gathered at the Gogya teacher-training center in Ra’anana this week to take part in the network’s national research competition, in which teams from different schools present various scientific and environmental research projects.

The team

Creating a Culture of Giving

(Courtesy of Jgive) The future is now for Israeli charities.

The future is Jgive.

The Jerusalem-based nonprofit startup currently hosts more than 600 Israeli nonprofits that crowdfund without paying fees or commissions.

CEO Ori Ben

Lucy’s Bat Mitzvah Present

Lucy, 12, celebrated her bat mitzvah in her native London with a gala affair and dozens of guests. But her real joy and satisfaction came from another extraordinary event that took place this week in Jerusalem when she celebrated her milestone alongside 10 bar and bat mitzvah kids with special needs at Shalva

Reps. Zeldin, Gottheimer Introduce Joint Resolution Supporting Israel’s Right of Self-Defense Against Hamas and Others

Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-1) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) introduced in the House of Representatives a joint resolution supporting Israel’s inherent right of self-defense against Hamas and others. The bipartisan, bicameral resolution also condemns the violence and provocations caused by Hamas. Senator Tom Cotton of

Firefighters Battle Kite Flames Imperiling Israeli Highway

Three major fires were fought by Israeli firefighters on Tuesday morning near the Gaza border, kindled by “terror kites” flown into Israel by Gazans.

Two large fires were reported near Kibbutz Nir Am, northeast of Gaza, with the third in the area of Moshav Netiv Ha’asara to the north of