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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Israel/World

Pompeo to Netanyahu: Syria Pullout ‘In No Way Changes’ Commitment to Israel’s Security

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that the United States would stand by its commitment to Israel’s security amid a planned withdrawal of American forces from Syria.

“The decision by the president on Syria

Netanyahu: Trump Won’t Roll Out Mideast Peace Plan Before Israeli Election

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The Trump administration will not present its long-awaited Middle East peace plan before the Israeli election, set for April 9, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. 

The rollout for the plan, which U.S. President Donald Trump has dubbed the “deal of the

Israel Announces That It Is Officially Leaving UNESCO

(JNS) Israel is officially no longer a member of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.

“Israel will not be part of a body that continually rewrites history, including by erasing the Jewish connection to Jerusalem,” Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny

AVIsrael and Shaare Zedek Medical Center Improve Quality of Life for Individuals With Hearing Impairments

Israel is the land of opportunity in every sense. Its opportunities extend to tourists as well. We were the fortunate recipients of an opportunity to attend an inspiring event that took place at the Jerusalem Theater last week. At the invitation of our cousins from Karnei Shomron, formerly of Toronto, we attended the marking of the

Rafi Kapitanker Is Making it Happen at MMY

Rafi Kapitanker is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. She grew up in Fair Lawn, attended Yavneh Academy for elementary school and Ma’ayanot for high school. Her family davens at Anshei Lubavitch.

Her next stop? Stern College, to

Elie Is Honorably Discharged

Lieutenant Elie Weinberger returned to civilian life on December 12. The process involved filling out some forms, returning equipment and cutting up his hoger (army identification card). For Elie’s parents, the conclusion of his four years in the military can be summed up with one word: relief.

Nearly 500 Gap Year Students Gather to Explore Their Futures in Israel

(Courtesy of Here Next Year) Here Next Year, in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh, hosted its fifth annual Israel Fair in the center of Jerusalem. The fair is designed to help young potential olim, currently in their gap year, learn about their options for IDF service, Israel National Service (Sherut Leumi), Ulpan and

April Elections: A Test for Netanyahu and Israel

Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to win a record-tying fifth election on April 9, which would put him in position to become the longest-serving premier in Israeli history—longer even than founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

On the date of the upcoming

The Therapy Place Expands to Central New Jersey

When a child is struggling academically, socially or while engaging in daily activities, a parent may experience feelings of fear, guilt and concern. What course of action should the parent take?

When the parent looks for professional support in addressing the child’s challenges, they

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon Resigns to Run for Knesset

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon has announced that he is resigning his post and will return to Israel to vie for a slot on the Likud list in the party primary ahead of the Knesset general election on April 9.

Before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed him to succeed

White House: Israeli Election May Affect Peace-Plan Rollout

(JNS) The Trump administration said that the Israeli election in April 2019 could affect the timing behind the highly anticipated rollout of its peace plan.

“The upcoming election in Israel on April 9 is one of many factors

Germany Creates Anti-Semitism Reporting Center

(JNS) Germany will launch an online platform in February for victims to report anti-Semitic incidents, announced its commissioner for Jewish affairs.

“We cannot leave fighting anti-Semitism in this country to the Jews,”