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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Israel/World

Hoyer Seeks ‘Movement’ as House Weighs Senate-Passed Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week that he hopes to move along a U.S. Senate bill that passed earlier this month and that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan, and allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors

Israel Arrests Infamous Zakaria Zubeidi for ‘Serious Terrorist Activities’

(JNS) Zakaria Zubeidi, who was once at the top of Israel’s most-wanted list, was arrested by Israeli law enforcement this week for “serious and current terrorist activities,” according to Shin Bet security services.

Tarek Barghout, an attorney frequently hired to represent terror suspects, was also

US Senators Introduce Resolution Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

(TPS) U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) this week introduced companion bills establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

In a statement, Cruz said that the U.S. has

Noam Fox Is Loving the Life at Lev HaTorah

Noam Fox is studying at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Ramat Beit Shemesh. He grew up in Englewood, attended Moriah for elementary school and Frisch for high school. His family davens at Kesher Synagogue. He’s attended Camp Moshava for the past 10 years.

His next stop?

Bat-Galim and Ofer Shaer Memorialize Gilad Through SonShine Foundation Competition

Ever since the horrific kidnapping and murder of their son Gilad, together with Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach, HY”D, in June of 2014, Bat-Galim and Ofer Shaer have undertaken projects throughout Israel and internationally that promote Jewish unity and cohesiveness. Through their SonShine Foundation they have promoted a

Celebrating Purim With IDF Soldiers

Purim in Israel is a festive time, but thousands of young Israelis must spend the holiday far from home and family as they defend the national festivities as part of their army service. While their parents, grandparents and siblings celebrate with a joyful meal, costumes and maybe some alcoholic beverages, soldiers throughout the

Livni Quits Politics Ahead of Elections

“I am leaving politics, but not the hope for peace.”

Hatnua Party chairwoman Tzipi Livni is leaving politics, she announced at a press conference at Sokolov House in Tel Aviv earlier this week.

“I am standing aside, and Hatnua will not

US Palestinian Mission to Combine With Israel Embassy in Early March

(JNS) The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General, the latter of which has served as the diplomatic office for Palestinians, will merge next month, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. official. Both are in Jerusalem.

“The merger of the consulate and the embassy will take place on March 4 or 5, at which

Israel Set to Launch World’s First Privately Funded Mission to the Moon

(JNS) [At press time] Israel was scheduled to launch its initial mission to the moon on Thursday, February 21, which also represents the world’s first privately funded lunar voyage, announced Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

VP Pence Makes First Auschwitz Visit

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made his first-ever visit to Auschwitz last week, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil that befell Europe in the last century.

“I traveled in our delegation with people who had

Swedish and Norwegian MPs to Seek Funding Cuts to PA

(JNS) Following Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus’ recent briefings before members of parliament and government officials in Norway and Sweden, Parliament members from both countries said they would seek changes in their governments’ funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Marcus provided

Ali Reich Is Having the Year of Her Life at HaRova

Ali Reich is studying at Midreshet HaRova in the Old City of Jerusalem. She grew up in East Brunswick, attended Kushner for elementary school and high school, and went to Camp Moshava IO in the summers. Her family davens at the Young Israel of East Brunswick.