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Monday, December 10, 2018

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Rep. Gottheimer Hopes for Bipartisan Cooperation During Second Term

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series prior to the November 6 midterm elections.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer had enough on his mind when he spoke on the phone with The Jewish Link to talk about the midterms.

The freshman congressman who

Hundreds to Celebrate Israeli Soldiers at FIDF Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of FIDF) More than 400 members of the New Jersey Jewish community will gather on  Sunday, October 7, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New Jersey Chapter Annual Tribute Dinner to support the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including New

Ari Fuld, H”YD: Lived a Hero, Died a Hero

Ari Fuld, HY”D, died as he lived. He was a robust man of courage with inner and outer strength. So when 17-year-old Khalil Jabarin of Yatta, a village south of Hebron, stabbed him in the back outside the Rami Levy supermarket in Gush Etzion on Sunday morning, it is no surprise that Fuld immediately got back up and started chasing

IDF and Shalva Join Forces for Inclusion

(Courtesy of Shalva) The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services announced that it will be partnering with Shalva to carry out its newest national initiative: the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in volunteer military service with the IDF. The Shalva National Center in Jerusalem will be housing

PA to Reward Family of Fuld Murderer; IDF to Demolish His Home

(JLNJ Staff and combined sources) The family of 17-year-old Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin, the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld, will receive NIS 1,400 a month for the next three years from the Palestinian Authority, as part of its policy of funding what they call “martyrs” for the Palestinian cause, according to information supplied by the

Rutgers Professor’s Book Claiming Israel Purposely Harms Palestinians Wins Prize

(JNS) A book accusing Israel of maiming Palestinians to assert control over them won an accolade from the National Women’s Studies Association.

“The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability,” authored by controversial Rutgers University professor Jasbir Puar, was a winner of the

University of Michigan ‘Disappointed’ After Professor Refuses to Write Recommendation Letter for Student Studying Abroad in Israel

(Shiri Moshe/Algemeiner) The University of Michigan (U-M) said it was disappointed after a professor refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who sought to study abroad at Tel Aviv University, in an expression of support for the academic boycott of Israel.

In an email sent on September

Netanyahu Speaks With Putin After Russian Plane Downed

(Arutz Sheva) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expressed his sorrow over the death of Russian soldiers in the downing of a Russian plane in Syria. Netanyahu told Putin that Syria was fully responsible for the downing of the Russian aircraft.

Theresa May to Jews: I Stand With You

(Arutz Sheva) British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed complete solidarity with British Jews and condemned anti-Semitism against them.

In a speech to the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) in London, May said she felt “sickened” when she saw poll indicating that 40 percent of British Jews were

Netanyahu Praises Trump Decision to Close PLO DC Offices

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a statement issued following Rosh Hashanah, praised the decision of the Trump administration to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Washington, D.C., offices. President Donald Trump announced the planned closure on Monday, the first day of the Jewish New Year,

Arab Knesset Members Meet With Arab League to Discuss Law Defining Israel as Jewish

(JNS) The head of the Arab League hosted a delegation of Arab Knesset members from the Joint List party this week, who railed against a new Israeli nation-state law that defines Israel as a Jewish state.

Amid talks, the group called the new Israeli law “racist.” Knesset members Ahmed Tibi and Jamal

Population on Eve of New Year Hits 8.9 Million

(TPS) Israel’s population stands at 8.9 million and is expected to reach 10 million residents by the end of 2024, and 15 million residents by the end of 2048.

Israel’s Jewish population numbers approximately 6.625 million residents (74.4 percent of the total population); the Arab population numbers