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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Israel/World

Inbal Jerusalem Hotel Hosts Third Annual Soup Festival

The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel will launch is third annual soup festival pop-up concept restaurant. The rich, all-you-can-eat soup buffet runs from November through April at the Inbal’s Sophia Cafe and costs 65 NIS per person. For the first time, the menu will now offer guests some dairy-free and gluten-free soup options catering to

Naama Schwartz Is Making the Most of MMY

Naama Schwartz is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She grew up in Edison, attended RPRY and Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion for elementary school, and Bruriah for high school. Her family davens at Congregation Ohr Torah (OT).

Her next stop? Yeshiva University’s Stern College

PA Freezes All Meetings With US

Palestinian Authority officials announced Tuesday they had suspended meetings with the U.S. following a quarrel with President Donald Trump’s administration over the future of their representative office in Washington. The announcement came on the same day the leading Palestinian Arab political factions began talks in Cairo aimed

Israeli Energy Minister Reveals Jewish State’s Covert Ties With Saudi Arabia

(JNS.org) Israel has maintained covert contact with Saudi Arabia regarding Iran and other areas of common interest, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed Sunday.

Although high-ranking Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have often spoken in general terms

Parole Board Turns Down Hamas Prisoner for Release as Group Retains Bodies of Israeli Soldiers

(TPS) The Israel Prison Services Parole Board has denied the request of a Hamas security prisoner for early release, citing, among other reasons, the fact that Hamas is holding the remains of two Israeli soldiers, Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, who were killed in the 2014 Gaza War.

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Defense Ministry Asks for Billions to Combat Growing Security Threats

(TPS) Citing increased security threats, in particular the situation in Syria, Hezbollah’s acquirement of guided missiles and Iran’s military growth and expansionism, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called Monday for an additional NIS 4.8 billion in military spending over the next three years.

Hotovely: Israel Waiting for ‘Palestinian Sadat’

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday that peace with the Palestinians has not materialised because Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians is not a territorial conflict.

Speaking at a Knesset session to mark the 40th anniversary of Egyptian President Anwar

UN Envoy Condemns Palestinian Violence, Incitement

(TPS) The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, condemned Palestinian violence and incitement, as well as efforts to construct cross border attack tunnels in Gaza, in a briefing to the United Nation’s Security Council on Monday.

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India Reportedly Cancels $525 Million Missile Deal With Israeli Firm

(JNS.org) India has cancelled a $525 million missile deal with Israel, in a development that goes against the grain of the growing relations between the two countries, Indian media reported Monday.

India’s 2014 deal to purchase Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense

Gottheimer, DeSantis Urge Secretary Mnuchin to Crack Down on Hamas

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-06) on Monday sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging the Treasury Department to adopt a comprehensive strategy for cracking down on the terrorist group Hamas. In total, 19 members of Congress signed onto this bipartisan letter.

Lauren Aduculesi Is Learning and Loving Torah at Tiferet

Lauren Aduculesi is studying at Tiferet Center in Ramat Bet Shemesh. She grew up in Teaneck, attended Moriah for elementary school and Frisch for high school. She attended Camp Morasha in the summers. Her family davens at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun.

Her next stop? Stern College for

WJC and Israeli Consulate in NY Launch Region’s 2017 Campus Pitch Competition

(Courtesy of WJC) The World Jewish Congress and the Consulate General of Israel in New York are inviting college and university students in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware to pitch their ideas for a campus event, strategy or initiative that explores a new and groundbreaking approach to Israel