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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Israel/World

Netanyahu: Fix or Cancel Iran Nuclear Deal

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to clarify his stance on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling for the agreement to either be amended or canceled altogether.

“In the case of Iran, there have been some news stories about Israel’s purported position on the

Christian Zionists Raise Funds to Rebuild Jewish Honey Farm Destroyed by Palestinians

(JNS.org) With Rosh Hashanah approaching, Christian supporters of Israel have raised thousands of dollars to rebuild a Samaria-based honey farm that was destroyed by Palestinian vandals.

Several hundred Christian Zionists from around the world contributed over $15,000 toward the

French Government Condemns Attack on Jewish Family Near Paris

Head of pro-Jewish group Siona, his wife and son are assaulted at their Livry-Gargan home in what authorities believe was an anti-Semitic act.

French authorities and Jewish groups said Sunday that a Jewish family was beaten, tied up and robbed in what the government described as an anti-Semitic

Atlanta Jewish Community, With the OU, Provides Respite to Florida Evacuees

Facing predictions of a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the largest storm the Atlantic had ever seen, the OU’s Southeast Regional Director Naftali Herrmann told his daughters’ nanny on Wednesday that they planned to evacuate from their home in Boca Raton to Atlanta. When he invited her to join them, she asked, “Who

Avraham Fried Sings for Sick Children at Sheba Medical Center

Iconic Chasidic pop singer Avraham Fried recently made a surprise appearance at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, where he performed for dozens of sick children at the Lily & Edmond Safra Children’s Hospital. Fried took time from his Elul concert schedule in Israel to visit the children, whose parents were

A Virtual Helping Hand for a Better Future

(Courtesy of AMIT) Israel—Studying for the bagrut exams is a rite of passage for most Israeli teens, as they know it will pave the way for their path to higher education. Many study on their own or with friends, some hire private tutors while every year about 6,000 Israeli teens get assistance through a virtual program

Haley Suggests Trump May Allow Congress to Decide Fate of Iran Nuke Deal

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hinted Tuesday that President Donald Trump may not certify the Iranian nuclear deal, allowing Congress to decide the fate of the 2015 landmark agreement between Iran and six world powers.

“I’m not making the case for

Nachum Segal to Broadcast From Houston Amid Hurricane Recovery

(JNS.org) Jewish radio personality Nachum Segal returns to Houston this week for his latest round of broadcasting in the flood-stricken city, as the local Jewish community recovers from Hurricane Harvey.

In partnership with the Orthodox Union (OU), the Nachum Segal Network will broadcast all of its programming live from Houston from Sept. 6-8.

Jewish National Fund to Honor First Responders at 9/11 Memorial Events

(JNS.org) As the world marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks next week, Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host and participate in various memorial events in the U.S. to honor American first responders.

JNF, which in 2009 constructed the 9/11 Living Memorial in the

Israeli Ministry Advances $1 Million in Aid for Houston After Hurricane Harvey

(JNS.org) Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry announced Monday that it is “advancing a plan” for $1 million in emergency aid for Houston’s Jewish community following the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey.

“The city of Houston was hurt badly last week, and the Jewish community, 70

Harvey Devastates Houston’s Jewish Community

As a member of Houston’s Jewish community writing about a devastating flood for the third time since May 2015, I’m at a loss for words. Sitting in the comforts of my third-floor apartment, where I’m fortunate enough to view the unprecedented waters of Hurricane Harvey as a spectator, it feels trite to be putting on my

Chabad Aids Houston-Area Jews With Kosher Meals, Clean Water and Shelter

(JNS.org) Chabad-Lubavitch has announced that it is aiding Jewish residents of Houston with kosher meals, clean water and shelter amid the biblical-style flood enveloping the region resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey.

According to Chabad, the southwest Houston neighborhood of Meyerland, home