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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Intact Byzantine-Era Inscription Unearthed in Jerusalem

(TPS) Archaeologists announced Wednesday that they have unearthed a Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian on a mosaic floor near Damascus Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The 1,500-year-old mosaic was discovered earlier this summer following groundwork to lay

Israeli Unemployment Hits New Lows

(TPS) Israel will strive to push unemployment below 4 percent, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said after the Central Bureau of Statistics published the latest unemployment figures, which hit a low of 4.1 percent Monday evening, down from 4.3 percent last month.

The figure is the lowest since

US Official Praises Israel’s Treatment of Syrian Refugees

(TPS) U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Secretary of State Michael Ratney said Monday he was “astounded” by Israel’s humanitarian treatment of Syrians wounded in that country’s six-year-old civil war and said the medical treatment the refugees have received at Ziv Medical Center in Safed has been an illustration of “Israeli

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Latest Syria Talks Amid Israel’s Concern Over Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Aug. 23 in the Russian resort town of Sochi to discuss the “latest developments” in the Middle East, the Israeli leader’s office said Sunday.

The issue of Iranian forces attempting to establish a

Mikvahs Excavated At Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna

Team of Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists are following a 19th-century plan for the restoration of the synagogue’s mikvah facilities that was discovered in the Vilna city archives.

A team of Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists has unearthed the remains of two

Over 1,500 Rabbanim Join Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce in Support of Anti-BDS Effort

Well over 1,500 Orthodox rabbanim from across the United States, hailing from a cross section of communities, have joined the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce’s call to support the Israeli government’s effort to combat the BDS movement, which promotes a boycott of Israel and related individuals and businesses around the

Poll: 1 in 3 British Jews Thinking of Leaving UK Over Anti-Semitism

Nearly one-third of Britain’s Jews have contemplated leaving the country in the past two years, one in seven British Jews feels unwelcome in Britain, and over one-third say they have felt the need to hide their Jewishness in public, according to findings from a YouGov poll published Sunday.

Armed Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer to Enter Woodmere Synagogue

(JBN) Nassau County police are reporting the arrest of a 29-year-old Far Rockaway man who allegedly impersonated a police officer during Saturday morning services at Young Israel of Woodmere on Peninsula Boulevard, which has the largest Orthodox Jewish congregation in the nation.

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Trump Condemns KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists as ‘Repugnant’

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump, facing criticism over his initial statement on Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Monday directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis as “repugnant” to American values.

“Racism is evil—and those who cause violence in its name are

Swiss Government Denounces Anti-Semitism After Outrage Over Hotel Sign

(JNS.org) The government of Switzerland denounced anti-Semitism in a message to Israel following outrage over a sign at a Swiss hotel stating that Jewish guests must shower before entering its pool.

Swiss foreign ministry spokesman Tilman Renz told the AFP it had been in touch with the Israeli Ambassador to

233 American Jews Arrive on Immigration Flight to Israel

(TPS) Talia Friedman, the daughter of American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, was one of 233 American Jews who immigrated to Israel Tuesday.

The immigrants, who arrived on a charter flight sponsored by the Jewish Agency and the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport

Netanyahu Condemns ‘Expressions of Anti-Semitism’ in Charlottesville

(JNS.org) Three days after white supremacists staged a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, while displaying Nazi symbols, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the demonstration.

“Outraged by expressions of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism. Everyone should oppose this