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Sunday, August 25, 2019

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US Army Inks Iron Dome Deal

(Defense News) The contract to purchase two Iron Dome systems for the U.S. Army’s interim cruise missile defense capability has been finalized, according to the deputy in charge of the service’s air and missile defense modernization efforts.

Pompeo: ‘Clock Is Ticking’ On Iran Arms Embargo

(JNS) Warning that sanctions and an arms embargo on Iran will expire in the coming months, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week urged America’s allies to pressure Iran to stop its “destabilizing behavior.”

“The

Hamas Threatens to Rain Barrages Of ‘Hundreds’ of Rockets on Israel

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, has said that during the next round of fighting between Israel and Hamas the terrorist organization would rain “hundreds of rockets” on the Jewish state at a time. Hamas claimed in June to have overwhelmed

Jordan Condemns Israeli Minister’s Call to Enable Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

(TPS) Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned statements by Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan who called for a change of the status quo on the Temple Mount that would enable Jews to pray at the holy site.

The Jordanian Ministry’s Spokesperson, Sufian al-Qudah, voiced the

Record Number of Jews Visit Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av, Despite Riots

Police initially closed the site to non-Muslims before opening it for short periods later in the day, enabling a record 1,700 Jews to visit.

Riots erupted on the Temple Mount on Sunday, as Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha (“Festival of Sacrifice”) attempted to prevent Jews from entering.

72 Reps Don’t #Skipthetrip, Join Largest-Ever Delegation to Israel

A total of 41 Republicans and 31 Democrats are in Israel on overlapping party tours to get a firsthand view of the complex security challenges Israel faces and to express their unconditional, bipartisan support for the Jewish state.

The delegations are touring Israel’s borders and gaining insight into

Tisha B’Av at the Isaiah Peace Wall

(Courtesy of Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns) Eli Lunzer holds a Torah scroll aloft during the annual Tisha B’Av prayer service for Israel and Jews in danger worldwide at the United Nations’ famed Isaiah Peace Wall. The Ralph Bunche obelisk, named for the American diplomat who brokered the end to Israel’s War of

Israel to Assist in ‘Operation Sentinel’

Israel will provide intelligence support to the American-led effort Israel will provide intelligence support to the American-led effort to secure the Strait of Hormuz, said Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz.

Israel is assisting the U.S.-led naval mission to bolster security for

‘OneWalk With OneFamily’ Brings Together North American Youth and Israeli Victims of Terror

(Courtesy of OneFamily) OneFamily, Israel’s leading organization supporting victims of terror and their families, brought together over 700 students and staff on Israel summer programs from NCSY, Sulam and Machach (Bnei Akiva’s Summer Camp in Israel), to support and connect with Israel’s victims of

Israel Approves Construction of 2,300 Homes in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Israel’s Defense Ministry has authorized plans for the construction of more than 2,300 homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, following sessions of the Civil Administration’s High Planning Subcommittee this week. The majority were approved for smaller Jewish communities as opposed to major blocs.

Palestinian Hero and Family Granted Israeli Residency for Helping Terror-Attack Victims

(JNS) A Palestinian man who faced death threats after saving the lives of Israeli children following a terrorist attack that killed their rabbi father was awarded Israeli residency by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Tuesday.

Dayton Shooter Showed Ex-Girlfriend ‘Play-by-Play’ of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

(Aaron Bandler/Jewish Journal/JNS) The gunman who killed nine people on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, apparently showed his ex-girlfriend, Adelia Johnson, a “play by play” video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in October, according to Johnson, who said that she met the shooter, Connor