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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Israel/World

UK Labour Activists Condemn Israel at Party Conference

(JNS.org) The United Kingdom Labour Party’s 2017 annual conference was marred by several anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements that reignited concerns over the party’s stances on several issues in recent years.

Anti-Israel activist Miko Peled said at the event people should be allowed to

Report: Netanyahu Freezes Construction in Jerusalem on 100 Housing Units

(TPS) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a de facto construction freeze for more than 100 housing units in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel Broadcast Corporation (Kan) reported Wednesday.

The report said the background to the delay related to Netanyahu’s diplomatic

What Are Trump and Netanyahu’s Options to ‘Fix or Nix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly recently, President Donald Trump made a forceful case against Iran’s behavior in the Middle East and the merits of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama.

As a presidential candidate, Trump vowed to “rip

Nefesh B’Nefesh Launches ‘Initiative for Zionist Innovation’ to Support Entrepreneurial Olim

Grants to be awarded to olim looking to create change, enter the startup ecosystem, impact Israeli society or engage the oleh community.

Nefesh B’Nefesh is launching its “Initiative for Zionist Innovation” (IZI) in cooperation with Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and Avram and Sharon

Israel Rushes Aid Overseas in Week of Disasters

Israeli humanitarian-aid groups rushed to Florida in the wake of the worst hurricane on record, one which threatened tornados, catastrophic storm surges, strong winds and flooding, and sent over seven million people fleeing from their homes.

Other Israeli aid teams made their way to

Netanyahu-Trump Meeting in New York to Focus on Iran

(JNS.org) The Iranian threat will reportedly be the primary focus of a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week in New York.

During their scheduled meeting Monday,

Trump Administration Declares ‘Strong Support’ for Taylor Force Act

(JNS.org) The Trump administration Thursday declared its “strong support” for the Taylor Force Act, which seeks to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to convicted terrorists or their families.

“The Trump administration strongly supports the Taylor Force Act,

Facebook Removes Option to Target ‘Jew Haters’ With Advertisements

(JNS.org) Facebook has disabled the ability for advertisers to target anti-Semitic interests on its platform following media inquiries that created controversy over the feature.

Before the feature was removed, Facebook advertisers were able to specifically target people interested in topics

Echad L’Echad Works to Encourage and Support Next Generation of Religious Zionist Spiritual Leaders, One at a Time

JERUSALEM—As Jews around the world prepare for the High Holidays, traditionally a time for self-reflection, introspection and repentance, many also take advantage of these hallowed days to try to make a difference, to give back and try to help others in the waning days of 5777 and waxing days of 5778.

Nearing Centennial, Lord Balfour Descendant Shows Pride in Family Support for Jewish Homeland

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, British and Israeli senior officials convened in Jerusalem to discuss the past, present and future of British-Israeli relations.

The Balfour Declaration was a British government public statement, issued Nov. 2, 1917, that

ALEH Pays Tribute to ‘Guardian Angel’ of Israel’s Disability Community

Jerusalem—On Monday, September 11, the ALEH Jerusalem Ladies Committee hosted their 25th Gala Event at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, an incredible evening featuring great food and lively entertainment to support ALEH (www.aleh.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, and honor the

Driving Cancer Away With a Smile and a Cup of Joe

It’s an awe-inspiring scene that repeats itself throughout the daytime and evening hours at hospital cancer wards in metro Jerusalem and beyond. A driver pulls up to the entrance at Hadassah Ein-Kerem’s pediatric cancer ward, and gently assists a frail-looking young boy and his mother out of the car. With a smile creasing his