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Sunday, June 24, 2018

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After Jerusalem Terror Attack, Home of Terrorist Slated for Demolition

(JNS) An IDF engineering unit mapped out the house of Abed al-Rahman Bani Fa’adal, the terrorist responsible for the recent deadly stabbing murder of Adiel Coleman, the first step in demolishing his home.

Fa’adal, a 28-year-old father of two living in the Palestinian Authority town of Aqraba near

Residents in Israel’s South Fear Relentless Terror-Tunnel Efforts by Hamas

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The IDF has demolished a Hamas tunnel the terrorist organization had intended to connect to an older, partially destroyed tunnel near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.

Residents of the Gaza border-adjacent communities told Israel Hayom that while they have gotten used to the security

Finance Minister Waives Permits to Streamline US Embassy Move in May

(TPS) Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said that the ministry would waive requirements for State Department to obtain local building permits in order to undertake infrastructure work for the purpose of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I am thankful for the privilege of being the

Inbal Hotel to Host Seventh Pesach Illuminated Haggadah Fair on Chol Hamoed

(Courtesy of Inbal Hotel) The Inbal will host its annual illuminated Haggadah Fair on Monday, April 2, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. The theme of the exhibition is “Playing with Plagues” and the fair will feature a variety of impressive artistic haggadot, some illuminated, as well as various interpretations of the 10 plagues. The fair will include activities

Trump’s State Secretary Nominee: ‘Friend of Israel’ and Iran Hawk

President Donald Trump fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, while announcing that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace him at the State Department.

“Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted. “He will do a fantastic job!

Paraguay and Honduras Ready ‘in Principle’ to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

(JNS) Following on the heels of the United States and Guatemala, Paraguay and Honduras have announced they are ready “in principle” to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel’s Army Radio. The countries have conditioned their moves on an official visit to their countries by Israeli Prime Minister

Jordan to Accept New Ambassador From Israel, Restore Diplomatic Ties

(JNS) According to Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad, Jordan is expected to accept the appointment of Amir Weissbrod as Israel’s new ambassador to Jordan, restoring diplomatic ties following an eight-month standoff. The announcement marks the conclusion of an impasse that escalated on July 23, 2017, with the shooting of two Jordanian attackers by Israeli embassy

Israel May Withdraw Its Bid for U.N. Security Council Seat

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Israel is considering whether to withdraw its bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council that it had hoped to secure for the first time this June, with chances of winning considered slim.

To win the seat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who also serves as

In First, MKs Barred From Traveling on BDS Groups’ Dime

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The Knesset Ethics Committee has for the first time barred Knesset members from accepting money from groups affiliated with the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, implementing new regulations handed down by the Strategic Affairs Ministry in January.

Lawmakers are

An Interview With Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi

Oded Revivi is mayor of Efrat and chief international envoy for the YESHA Council (Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria). He is a staunch advocate of co-existence and fostering improved relationships with Efrat’s neighboring Palestinian villages. Under his leadership, the city has grown and is expected to increase

Ramat Givat Zeev’s Huge Sales Event Comes to Lawrence

(Courtesy of Ramat Givat Zeev) This is the big one! Due to the huge interest from metro New York area buyers in the upscale Ramat Givat Zeev residential project, Chish Nofei Israel, the company that is building the real estate venture, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is coming to Lawrence with a mega sales event on Sunday,

NJ Shines From AIPAC’s Center Stage

Certainly it will be remembered by the number of times the AIPAC Policy Conference participants rose to their feet to applaud multiple pro-Israel comments by Vice President Mike Pence or crowd favorite Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

There were