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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Israel/World

House Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Prioritize Health Care for Holocaust Survivors

(JNS) A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prioritize health care for Holocaust survivors.

Introduced on Thursday by 16 Democrats and nine Republicans, the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act, or the “TIME for Holocaust

House Condemns BDS Movement

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday evening opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel, registering strong opposition to the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) targeting Israel, noting that BDS is counterproductive to any peaceful

Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Condemns ‘Anti-Jewish’ Sentiment in His Party

(JNS) Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate backing long-held positions within the party. But even with a long track record of executive experience,

Anne Neuberger, Shomer Shabbat Bais Yaakov Graduate, Appointed To NSA Cybersecurity Directorate

(YWN) The National Security Agency announced it is creating a new cybersecurity directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to national security systems and the Defense Industrial

House Passes Bills Enhancing US-Israel Ties, Sanctioning Support For Palestinian Terror Groups

(JNS) The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills, one seeking to enhance the U.S.-Israel relationship and another bill to sanction foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) or their affiliates.

OU Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament Named To New DHS Subcommittee

(OU Advocacy Center) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently named Orthodox Union Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament to a newly created Subcommittee for the Prevention of Targeted Violence Against Faith-Based Communities. Diament is among 11 representatives of diverse American faith communities and law

Shabbat Rest in Israel

If Shabbat is Israel’s national weekly day for rest and relaxation, does it mean that all Israelis to some extent observe Shabbat? In thinking about this issue, I have reached the following surprising conclusion: The line between a recreational activity and a Shabbat activity that exists in America disappears in Israel.

Fifty-One Years Later

Who doesn’t remember where they were or what they were doing on the morning of 9/11? Well, for those of us around on June 6, 1967, who doesn’t remember where we were, what we were doing when we heard about the beginning of the Six Day War? That’s really where my story starts.

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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

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