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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Israel/World

BDS Victory: Argentina Cancels ‘Friendly’ Soccer Match With Israel After Recent Death Threats

After numerous threats on the life of Argentinian soccer megastar Lionel Messi, 

the Argentinian national soccer team has canceled a friendly match scheduled to take place with the Israeli national team in Jerusalem. The cancellation represents a major victory for the anti-Israel

Jewish Groups Offer Mixed Reactions to Supreme Court Religious-Liberty Case

American Jewish groups expressed mixed reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a controversial Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple.

In a 7-2 decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker, Jack

Gap-Year Students Make an Impact in Israel

(Courtesy of Shalva) “Wherever you are in the Shalva building, everyone is always happy and it’s always a warm, exciting environment,” explains Lindsay Haimm, a recent participant of Shalva’s Ambassador Program along with Julia Reichel, Jordana Hornblass, Talya Gellis and Raquel Kylinger. Most

US Convenes Security Council Over Gaza

The United States has condemned the attacks out of Gaza and convened an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council in the wake of Palestinian rocket fire on Israel. The meeting was held on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking before a session of the United Nations Security Council, US Ambassador to

Hamas Leaders Should Be Afraid for Their Lives, Declares Israeli Security Minister

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called on the government to resume its policy of targeted assassinations against Gaza terrorists, saying Hamas’s leaders “should be afraid for their lives.”

Erdan made the remark in an interview with Channel 12’s early news

Report: Hezbollah Commander Killed in Israeli Strike in Syria

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israeli jets struck Hezbollah positions near the town of Al-Qusayr in Syria’s Homs district near the border with Lebanon on Monday night, Sky News Arabia reported. There was no Israeli comment on the report.

According to the report, several Hezbollah combatants were killed in the

Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Introduced in Congress to Help Fight On-Campus Hate

(Thetower.org) A bipartisan bill to fight the prevalence of anti-Semitism on campus was introduced in Congress, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

Sneak Peek: Times Square to Hold Largest Israeli Block Party

(Arutz Sheva) The Consulate General of Israel in New York, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sport, will hold an unprecedented celebration in New York on the occasion of the State of Israel’s 70th anniversary. The event will take place between 8 and 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at Times Square and will be open to the

American Friends of Migdal Ohr Launches Soldier Support Program

(Courtesy of Friends of Migdal Ohr) On May 9, American Friends of Migdal Ohr launched its new soldiers program dedicated to helping Migdal Ohr students and graduates successfully navigate the challenges of army life before, during and after their service in the Israel Defense Forces.

IDF Attacks Hamas Tunnel, Naval Targets

Retaliating to terrorist infiltration from the strip into Israel Tuesday, IDF jets destroy tunnel in northern Gaza, two Hamas naval force targets.

The IDF attacked a Hamas terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip with fighter jets early Wednesday. Two additional targets of the Gaza-ruling

Friedman Pic Prompts PA Outrage

(Daniel Siryoti/Israel Hayom/JNS and Arutz Sheva) The Palestinian Authority was outraged by a photo of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman holding an image of Jerusalem altered to remove the iconic Dome of the Rock and insert an as-yet-nonexistent Third Temple.

According to Israeli media

Minister Says EU Can ‘Go to a Thousand Hells’

(TPS) Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz blasted the European Union following critical remarks on Israel’s human rights record, saying the organization could “go to a thousand hells.”

Earlier this week, European Union spokesperson Maja Kocijancic called on Israel to investigate an incident in