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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Israel/World

Shalhevet Abenaim Makes Connections for Life at MMY

Shalhevet Abenaim is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She was born in Montreal, made aliyah with her family at a young age to Beit Shemesh, before moving to Teaneck two years later. She attended Yavneh and Yeshivat Noam for elementary school, and Ma’ayanot for high school. Her family davens at

Entire Israeli Family Dies in Horrific Dead Sea Car Crash

(JNS) A horrific car crash near the Dead Sea on Tuesday claimed the lives of a couple and all six of their children.

The names of the victims, a family from the southern Samaria town of Psagot, were released for publication: Yariv (45) and Shoshi (47) Atar, and their six children: Yaakov Yisroel (12),

Votes Are In for Municipal Elections, Jerusalem Readies for a Nov. 13 Showdown

(JNS) Results of this week’s municipal Israeli elections showed that Jerusalem would face a runoff for mayor between Ofer Berkovitch and Moshe Lion, and that Haifa’s mayor of 15 years was upset by the city’s first female mayor-elect. Tel Aviv incumbent Ron Huldai was

President-Elect of Brazil Plans to Close Palestinian Embassy

(JNS) In addition to moving his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro plans to shut down the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia.

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PLO Votes to Terminate Recognition of Israel, Halt All Security Cooperation

(JNS) The Palestine Liberation Organization Central Council called for the Palestinian Authority to halt all security cooperation with Israel and to terminate its recognition of Israel until Israel recognizes the Palestinian Authority as a Palestinian state.

DOJ Launches Hate-Crimes Website Following Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

(JNS) Following the shooting that killed 11 people and injured six others at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a new government website to help people prevent and report hate crimes.

In addition to including statistics and research reports on hate

OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum Announces New Matmidot Initiative

(Courtesy of Midreshet Lindenbaum) Midreshet Lindenbaum College for Women, part of the Ohr Torah Stone network of educational institutions, announces its Matmidot initiative for students interested in further advancing their learning, chesed opportunities and leadership skills.

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Working 24/7 for Yesha

(Courtesy of One Israel Fund) People often wonder why Judea and Samaria (Yesha) are so important to Israel. Who are the people who live here and why does Israel invest so much time and resources to service and protect this hotly contested area?

Trump to Macron: ‘I Can Be as Tough With Bibi as I Have Been With the Palestinians’

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines at the annual U.N. General Assembly last month that he is ready to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into accepting the White House’s much-anticipated peace plan, four Western diplomats familiar with the meeting told Israel’s

Mnuchin Discusses Iran Oil Sanctions With Saudi Prince

(JNS) U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin discussed Iran oil sanctions during his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which took place amid increased tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia over the death of journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal

Starbucks in Canada Now Selling COR-Certified Pastries

(COR) The COR in Canada has announced that Starbucks across Canada are now selling all cakes with its hashgacha. They are all dairy. Kosher consumers should ask baristas to see the boxes that the cakes/muffins originated from in order to confirm that the cakes are indeed under the COR.

PayPal Drops British Entity ‘War on Want’ Amid Complaint

(JNS) PayPal has stopped servicing the British anti-poverty and social-justice organization War on Want after UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Lawfare Project filed a complaint last month with the Charity Commission, highlighting War on Want’s alleged connections to the