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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Israel/World

Bolton Clarifies at Briefing: Palestine ‘Is Not a State’

(JNS) U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said this week that Palestine “is not a state,” but a “so-called state.”

Speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, Bolton said that denying Palestine statehood is not counter-intuitive leading up to the Trump administration’s

Pompeo: Russia Delivery of S-300 Missile-Defense System a ‘Very Serious Escalation’

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia regarding its delivery of the S-300 missile-defense system to the Syrian regime, calling it a “very serious escalation” in regional security.

Without specifying how the United States would respond to the transfer, Pompeo said “having the

US Begins Implementation of 10-year $38 Billion Defense-Aid Plan for Israel

(JNS) The U.S. State Department has announced that an MOU signed in 2016 between the United States and Israel to provide $38 billion in defense financing to Israel has become officially operational.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert released a statement announcing the implementation

Rep. Gottheimer Hopes for Bipartisan Cooperation During Second Term

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series prior to the November 6 midterm elections.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer had enough on his mind when he spoke on the phone with The Jewish Link to talk about the midterms.

The freshman congressman who

Hundreds to Celebrate Israeli Soldiers at FIDF Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of FIDF) More than 400 members of the New Jersey Jewish community will gather on  Sunday, October 7, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New Jersey Chapter Annual Tribute Dinner to support the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including New

Ari Fuld, H”YD: Lived a Hero, Died a Hero

Ari Fuld, HY”D, died as he lived. He was a robust man of courage with inner and outer strength. So when 17-year-old Khalil Jabarin of Yatta, a village south of Hebron, stabbed him in the back outside the Rami Levy supermarket in Gush Etzion on Sunday morning, it is no surprise that Fuld immediately got back up and started chasing

IDF and Shalva Join Forces for Inclusion

(Courtesy of Shalva) The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services announced that it will be partnering with Shalva to carry out its newest national initiative: the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in volunteer military service with the IDF. The Shalva National Center in Jerusalem will be housing

PA to Reward Family of Fuld Murderer; IDF to Demolish His Home

(JLNJ Staff and combined sources) The family of 17-year-old Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin, the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld, will receive NIS 1,400 a month for the next three years from the Palestinian Authority, as part of its policy of funding what they call “martyrs” for the Palestinian cause, according to information supplied by the

Rutgers Professor’s Book Claiming Israel Purposely Harms Palestinians Wins Prize

(JNS) A book accusing Israel of maiming Palestinians to assert control over them won an accolade from the National Women’s Studies Association.

“The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability,” authored by controversial Rutgers University professor Jasbir Puar, was a winner of the

University of Michigan ‘Disappointed’ After Professor Refuses to Write Recommendation Letter for Student Studying Abroad in Israel

(Shiri Moshe/Algemeiner) The University of Michigan (U-M) said it was disappointed after a professor refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who sought to study abroad at Tel Aviv University, in an expression of support for the academic boycott of Israel.

In an email sent on September

Netanyahu Speaks With Putin After Russian Plane Downed

(Arutz Sheva) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expressed his sorrow over the death of Russian soldiers in the downing of a Russian plane in Syria. Netanyahu told Putin that Syria was fully responsible for the downing of the Russian aircraft.

Theresa May to Jews: I Stand With You

(Arutz Sheva) British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed complete solidarity with British Jews and condemned anti-Semitism against them.

In a speech to the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) in London, May said she felt “sickened” when she saw poll indicating that 40 percent of British Jews were