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Friday, October 19, 2018

Israel/World

Netanyahu Responds to Be’er Sheva Attack: ‘Israel Will Take Very Strong Action’

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed “strong action” in response to a rocket attack from Gaza that smashed a home in Be’er Sheva, Israel’s third-largest city.

“I have just finished an assessment with the heads of the IDF and the security establishment senior leadership,” the

In Rare Visit Beyond Green Line, Ambassador David Friedman Urges Dialogue

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visited the city of Ariel, over the Green Line in Judea and Samaria, this week to attend an event promoting commercial ties between Israelis and Palestinians.

His visit was unprecedented as foreign envoys, including those from the U.S., have not

Greenblatt Reveals Plan to Unite Gaza and West Bank

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump’s top envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, said this week the administration’s upcoming Middle East peace plan seeks to unite Gaza and the West Bank.

“Let’s be clear about something: Gaza and the West Bank have been separated for 10 years, not only

US Study Shows Tefillin-Wrapping May Protect Men From Heart Attacks

(JNS) A new study published last month in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology shows that the act of Jewish men tightly wrapping tefillin straps around their arms in the morning may be helping to ward off heart attacks.

Jaclyn Wildes Loves the Learning and Chesed at AMIT

Jaclyn Wildes is studying at Midreshet AMIT in Gilo, Jerusalem. She grew up in Englewood, attended Moriah for elementary school, and Ramaz for high school. She’s attended Camp Seneca, Camp Szarvas and Camp Sulam in the summers.

Her next stop? Baruch College.

33 Americans Make Aliyah in Time for Yom HaAliyah

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) As the State of Israel marks the national holiday of Yom HaAliyah (Day Celebrating Immigration to Israel) on Tuesday, October 16, a diverse group of 33 Americans immigrated to Israel on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of

Haley, Defender of Israel, Resigns

Nikki Haley, who has been the face of the Trump administration’s strong stances in support of Israel, resigned as ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday.

A former Republican governor of South Carolina, Haley, who has served as U.N. ambassador since the beginning of the Trump

Families of Barkan Terror Victims Call for Vengeance as New Details Emerge

(JNS) New details of the fatal terror attack against three Israelis at the Barkan Industrial Park came to light as parents of the deceased called for vengeance.

“Every terrorist should know he would be executed, and that his family will suffer for his crimes,” the father of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel,

Iran Struggles Amid US Sanctions

(JNS) Amid current and upcoming U.S. sanctions on Iran, the regime is struggling to survive increasing prices over natural gas.

With the second round of sanctions slated to take effect on Nov. 4, the Trump administration’s decision to bar Iranian crude exports has led to a 29 percent decrease in oil

Michigan Professor Faces Disciplinary Action for Denying Student Letter of Recommendation to Study in Israel

(JNS) A University of Michigan professor, citing his support for the BDS movement in denying a student’s request in August for a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study-abroad program at Tel Aviv University, was sanctioned this week by the university.

The punishments against Professor John

Shira Pahmer Is Loving Learning at MMY

Shira Pahmer is studying in Michlelet Yerushalayim (MMY) in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. She grew up in Passaic, attended Yeshiva Beit Hillel for elementary school, and Ateres Beis Yaakov in Monsey for high school.

Her next stop? For now, Stern College, but aliyah is also an

Olim Advisors Is There Every Step of the Way

Many people, upon returning to the States from a trip to Israel, find themselves dreaming of the day when they will make aliyah. Oftentimes, several weeks later, reality sets in. Of course there are those who follow through on this dream but, for many, it is merely a pipedream. The question is why.

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