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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Israel/World

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.

“Midreshet

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

ALEH and Israeli Government to Establish Inclusive Town in the South

(Courtesy of ALEH) In September, ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, announced that it has joined forces with Israel’s Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Merhavim Regional Council to develop a new inclusive town in

Eli Seidman Is Growing at The Gush

Eli Seidman is studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion (“The Gush”) in Alon Shevut. He grew up in Bergenfield, attended Moriah for elementary school and Frisch for high school. His family davens at Keter Torah.

His next stop? Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business

FIDF National Gala Raises Over $32 Million for Israeli Soldiers

(Courtesy of FIDF) On Oct. 17 at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1,200 leading business people and philanthropists from across the country saluted Israel’s brave soldiers and veterans at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National N.Y. Gala Dinner, which raised more than $32 million to support well-being and

Netanyahu Responds to Be’er Sheva Attack: ‘Israel Will Take Very Strong Action’

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed “strong action” in response to a rocket attack from Gaza that smashed a home in Be’er Sheva, Israel’s third-largest city.

“I have just finished an assessment with the heads of the IDF and the security establishment senior leadership,” the

In Rare Visit Beyond Green Line, Ambassador David Friedman Urges Dialogue

(Israel Hayom/JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visited the city of Ariel, over the Green Line in Judea and Samaria, this week to attend an event promoting commercial ties between Israelis and Palestinians.

His visit was unprecedented as foreign envoys, including those from the U.S., have not

Greenblatt Reveals Plan to Unite Gaza and West Bank

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump’s top envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, said this week the administration’s upcoming Middle East peace plan seeks to unite Gaza and the West Bank.

“Let’s be clear about something: Gaza and the West Bank have been separated for 10 years, not only