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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Israel/World

LifeChanger FSU Helps Heal the Ukraine’s Forgotten Jewish Children

(Courtesy of LifeChanger FSU) Jerusalem—This month, LifeChanger FSU, a proactive human services organization in the Ukraine, marks two years of dramatically changing the lives of the most vulnerable and neglected Jewish children throughout the region. In just two years, the organization has helped more than 200 Jewish

Polish President Signs Controversial Holocaust Bill Into Law

(JNS) Poland’s President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into a law a controversial bill that makes it a crime for anyone to suggest Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

But reports indicated that Duda will ask Poland’s constitutional court to evaluate the bill, which leaves open the possibility that

Ireland to Vote on BDS Legislation

(Sean Savage/JNS)The Irish and Jewish people share a common history of suffering cruel persecution and achieving national redemption against immeasurable odds. But today, modern Ireland is one of Europe’s fiercest critics of Israel. This tension was on display last week as the Irish Senate was considering legislation aimed at

Airstrikes in Sinai Peninsula ‘Dramatic Evidence’ of Growing Arab Alignment With Israel

Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The Sinai Peninsula has become a safe haven for terrorists and jihadist activity in recent years. Despite considerable efforts by Egyptian authorities, not only have the terrorists not been defeated, but the threat they pose has steadily grown.

According to revelations in

Air India To Fly Direct to Tel Aviv As Saudi Arabia Allows Flights Over Airspace

(TPS) Air India announced it will begin non-stop service from Tel Aviv to New Delhi on March 18. The flight time is expected to be five hours and will fly over Saudi Arabia. The route will be the first time that a flight path to or from Israel will pass over an Arab country. Saudi officials have confirmed they would permit the

Security Guard Stabbed in Judea Terror Attack, Perpetrator Killed

(JNS) An Israeli security guard was wounded Wednesday morning in a terror attack at the entrance to the Karmei Tzur neighborhood in Judea’s Gush Etzion region.

The attack occurred when an Arab man drove up to the gate of the community, opened his door, drew a knife and engaged the security guard in hand-to-hand combat. The guard was stabbed in the

Netanyahu: Israel Will Do What It Takes to Defend Itself

Israel does not seek war with its neighbors but it will spare no effort to defend itself and its citizens if attacked, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Israel does not seek war with its neighbors but it will spare no effort to defend itself and its citizens if attacked,

AMIT Modi’in Boys Advance to National Robotics Final for Fifth Year in a Row

The robotics team from the Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sutker AMIT Modi’in School for Boys in Modi’in, Israel, came in second place in the First Lego League (FLL) regional contest and has advanced to the national finals for the fifth year in a row.

Kipa Bots, the team comprising junior high school

Rivky Elberger Makes the Most of Every Minute at MMY

Rivky Elberger is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She grew up in Elizabeth, attended JEC for elementary school and Bruriah for high school. For the past two summers she has attended the beit midrash program at Camp Moshava-IO. Her family davens at JEC and the Elmora Hills Minyan.

Humans of the Old City

It’s been a little over three months since I started Humans of the Old City. I was on a hike in the Golan with my yeshiva and thinking about how crazy it is that I’m living in the Old City for the year, and how many people from around the world come to see the place that I currently call home. I shared my thoughts with a friend

Polish TV Exec: Auschwitz Should Be Called ‘Jewish Death Camp’

The diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel over pending Polish legislation that would outlaw blaming Poland or Polish people for the crimes of the Holocaust has led to an outbreak of anti-Semitic backlash in Poland, including comments in the government-controlled media.

The goal is to

US Envoy Blasts Hamas for Terror Tunnels, Undermining ‘Gaza’s Chance for Success’

(JNS) U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt released a statement and wrote a series of tweets blaming Hamas for “wasting resources” on terrorist infrastructure that could be used to better the lives of Gaza’s residents, and calling for the release of Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers’