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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Communications Director to Turn State’s Witness Against Netanyahu

(JNS) Israel’s Ministry of Communications Director-General Shlomo Filber, a longtime associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, signed a deal this week to become a state’s witness in a growing corruption investigation involving the Israeli premier.

Filber is expected to testify in what is being

At Security Council, Haley Tells Abbas: ‘I Will Not Shut Up’

(Algemeiner) U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley upbraided Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. Security Council this week, saying, “I will not shut up,” and vowing American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “will not change.”

Haley spoke following a lengthy

Iranian Official Threatens Netanyahu: ‘We Will Level Tel Aviv’

(JNS) An Iranian official has warned that Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground” if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, adding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be personally targeted.

The threats come following an exchange from the podium at the Munich Security Conference

Bill Advances to Withhold Tax Collections to PA Over Terror Funding

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously approved for a first reading a bill that would deduct payments made to terrorists and their families by the Palestinian Authority from taxes collected by Israel for the PA.

“As long as the Palestinian Authority pays money to

Netanyahu Asks Visiting NFL Players to ‘Fight’ for Israel

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met last week with seven NFL players as they concluded a six-day whirlwind tour of the Jewish state, and told them they should use their influence to support Israel.

“All of you are gladiators, and you have an enormous following. Now Israel is

Pilot of Downed F-16 Released From Rambam Hospital in Good Condition

(Rambam Health Care Campus) The Israel Air Force pilot whose jet was shot down by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile after a strike deep in Syrian territory last week against Iranian infrastructure was released from the Rambam Health Care Campus. The 35-year old pilot was seriously wounded, but after treatment was able to leave the hospital in

Bachurim Seek a ‘Home’ at Yeshivas Ohr Yehoshua in Ramat Beit Shemesh

(Courtesy of Yeshivas Ohr Yehoshua) As Ramat Beit Shemesh’s Yeshivas Ohr Yehoshua expands its spiritual outreach to the community under the tutelage of revered Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yosef Rubinstein, shlita, the yeshiva gedolah (post 11th grade and up—ages 16-22) has literally run out of apartment space to house

Bar-Ilan University’s Lookstein Center Launches Educational Challenge

(Courtesy of Bar-Ilan University) The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with The AVI CHAI Foundation, is launching a new educational project to celebrate Israel’s upcoming 70th anniversary.

Educational challenges will be emailed daily to all

Sheba Hospital Burn Awareness Week Highlights Importance of Prevention

A little boy with blond curls leaves the Shabbat table to get a cup from the upper cupboard. He drags the stepladder to the counter and climbs on top. Just as he is about to take a cup, his foot strikes the electrical cord of the nearby hot-water urn. The scream that ensues is so blood curdling that tears sting your eyes and a

Lev HaTorah Receives Hesder Yeshiva Status

Yeshivat Lev HaTorah, located in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, is the first Anglo yeshiva to be accepted into the Organization of Hesder Yeshivot (Igud Yeshivot HaHesder). The significance of this designation is that any student at Lev HaTorah can now decide to serve in the IDF as part of the Hesder track. This track

PM Indictment Talk Roils Israel

After the Israel Police announced this week that it had collected enough evidence to warrant indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, reactions quickly fell along partisan lines.

Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett immediately criticized the prime minister for not

Trump: ‘Palestinian Authority Isn’t Interested in Making Peace’

(Arutz Sheva) President Donald Trump refused to comment on the release of a much-anticipated US Middle East peace plan, suggesting that the Palestinian Authority was not interested in ending the conflict with Israel.

The president spoke with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, claiming that the PA was