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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Israel/World

Amazon Aims to Launch in Israel in September, Ahead of Elections and Jewish Holidays

(JNS) Amazon is reportedly aiming to open its operations in Israel ahead of the country’s September 17 elections and Jewish holidays, which fall at the very end of the month.

Were the online retailer not ready by

Council for Higher Education Earmarks $56 Million for Joint US-Israel Research Program

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE) has earmarked some $56 million to the NSF-BSF, a prestigious joint U.S.-Israel program made up of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The funds, which will be allocated over a period of five years, will facilitate

Likud Refuses to ‘Give In to Manipulations’ by Other Parties, Affirms Support for Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cemented his standing as the leader of the Israeli right after an unusual set of circumstances led to members of his party unanimously signing a document on Sunday promising that he is their only candidate for prime minister.

“Likud will not give into

Help Oz Ve’Hadar Restore Sifrei Torah For Army Bases Across Israel

The first two halachot of the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah—Sefer Ahava, Hilchot Sefer Torah, seventh perek—deal with the writing of a sefer Torah. In the first: “Every individual is commanded to write a sefer Torah for himself even if he received one from his parents. At the minimum, one should contribute a

Shaked Heads United Right

Citing a sense of “national responsibility,” URWP leader Rafi Peretz cedes the top spot to Shaked.

Jewish Home Party leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz agreed earlier this week to cede the top slot in a united electoral list to New Right Party leader Ayelet Shaked, sealing a deal that will join the

Florida Synagogue Receives Package With Anti-Semitic And Threatening Content

(JNS) A package containing anti-Semitic and threatening content was received at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Southeast Florida on Monday.

Inside the package was a DVD, a photo of someone pointing a gun and anti-Semitic writing, sources told COLLIVE. Police are investigating the

Pompeo: US Will Maintain Strait Of Hormuz, as Iran Continues To Reject Talks

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed on Monday that the United States will keep the Strait of Hormuz open to maritime traffic amid increasing tensions with Iran, which has repeatedly rejected U.S. overtures to come to the negotiating table.

Security Cabinet Approves Grant of 700 Building Permits To Area C Palestinians

(Israel Hayom) Israel’s Security Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to grant 700 building permits to Palestinians in Area C of Judea and

Samaria, together with 6,000

House Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Prioritize Health Care for Holocaust Survivors

(JNS) A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prioritize health care for Holocaust survivors.

Introduced on Thursday by 16 Democrats and nine Republicans, the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act, or the “TIME for Holocaust

House Condemns BDS Movement

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday evening opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel, registering strong opposition to the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) targeting Israel, noting that BDS is counterproductive to any peaceful

Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Condemns ‘Anti-Jewish’ Sentiment in His Party

(JNS) Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate backing long-held positions within the party. But even with a long track record of executive experience,

Anne Neuberger, Shomer Shabbat Bais Yaakov Graduate, Appointed To NSA Cybersecurity Directorate

(YWN) The National Security Agency announced it is creating a new cybersecurity directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to national security systems and the Defense Industrial