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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Israel/World

U.S. State Department Confirms Upcoming Trump Meeting With Netanyahu

(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

“The president is planning to sit down with Prime Minister

Israeli Team First to Arrive on St. Martin Amidst Irma Destruction

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Israeli humanitarian aid organization Rescuers Without Borders (Sauveteurs Sans Frontieres) has distributed over 1.5 tons of food and medical supplies to the residents of the hurricane-struck Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

As of Tuesday afternoon, SSF had 22

Some of Israel’s Largest Companies to Be Included on UN ‘Blacklist’

(JNS.org) Some of Israel’s largest companies, including Teva and Coca Cola Israel, are slated to be included on a “blacklist” to be published by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for doing business in the disputed territories.

According to a report by Israel’s Channel 2,

UN World Tourism Body Delays Decision on Palestinian Membership

(JNS.org) The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced Tuesday it will postpone a decision on whether to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) to join the organization until its next session in 2019.

The world body’s decision follows the PA’s Ministry of Tourism application

Netanyahu: Fix or Cancel Iran Nuclear Deal

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to clarify his stance on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling for the agreement to either be amended or canceled altogether.

“In the case of Iran, there have been some news stories about Israel’s purported position on the

Christian Zionists Raise Funds to Rebuild Jewish Honey Farm Destroyed by Palestinians

(JNS.org) With Rosh Hashanah approaching, Christian supporters of Israel have raised thousands of dollars to rebuild a Samaria-based honey farm that was destroyed by Palestinian vandals.

Several hundred Christian Zionists from around the world contributed over $15,000 toward the

French Government Condemns Attack on Jewish Family Near Paris

Head of pro-Jewish group Siona, his wife and son are assaulted at their Livry-Gargan home in what authorities believe was an anti-Semitic act.

French authorities and Jewish groups said Sunday that a Jewish family was beaten, tied up and robbed in what the government described as an anti-Semitic

Atlanta Jewish Community, With the OU, Provides Respite to Florida Evacuees

Facing predictions of a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the largest storm the Atlantic had ever seen, the OU’s Southeast Regional Director Naftali Herrmann told his daughters’ nanny on Wednesday that they planned to evacuate from their home in Boca Raton to Atlanta. When he invited her to join them, she asked, “Who

Avraham Fried Sings for Sick Children at Sheba Medical Center

Iconic Chasidic pop singer Avraham Fried recently made a surprise appearance at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, where he performed for dozens of sick children at the Lily & Edmond Safra Children’s Hospital. Fried took time from his Elul concert schedule in Israel to visit the children, whose parents were

A Virtual Helping Hand for a Better Future

(Courtesy of AMIT) Israel—Studying for the bagrut exams is a rite of passage for most Israeli teens, as they know it will pave the way for their path to higher education. Many study on their own or with friends, some hire private tutors while every year about 6,000 Israeli teens get assistance through a virtual program

Haley Suggests Trump May Allow Congress to Decide Fate of Iran Nuke Deal

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hinted Tuesday that President Donald Trump may not certify the Iranian nuclear deal, allowing Congress to decide the fate of the 2015 landmark agreement between Iran and six world powers.

“I’m not making the case for

Nachum Segal to Broadcast From Houston Amid Hurricane Recovery

(JNS.org) Jewish radio personality Nachum Segal returns to Houston this week for his latest round of broadcasting in the flood-stricken city, as the local Jewish community recovers from Hurricane Harvey.

In partnership with the Orthodox Union (OU), the Nachum Segal Network will broadcast all of its programming live from Houston from Sept. 6-8.