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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Israel/World

Israeli UN Envoy Hails General Assembly’s Condemnation of Anti-Semitism Following Diplomatic Battle

(Algemeiner) Israel’s envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday hailed the passage of a General Assembly resolution on hate crimes that was amended to include a specific condemnation of anti-Semitism as “an Israeli achievement at the U.N. and a crushing loss to the forces of hatred.”

Danny Danon,

US Considering Further Iran Sanctions, Extension of Certain Waivers

(JNS) The United States is considering additional sanctions against Iran that would hit areas not previously targeted, a senior Trump administration official told reporters on Monday.

The fresh sanctions would be enacted in May, a year after the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, reported

In Canada, Israel’s President Thanks Trudeau for Battling Anti-Semitism, BDS

(JNS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met on Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

Rivlin thanked Trudeau for fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred, including the anti-Israel BDS movement, which the Canadian leader blasted in January.

Gaza Time Bomb Keeps Ticking, as Both Sides Delay the Explosion

Few events better illustrate the need for the Israel Defense Forces’ policy of zero-tolerance to attempted Palestinian intrusions from Gaza than the capture last month of two armed men near Kibbutz Erez, located just north of the Gaza Strip.

On March 8, IDF soldiers responding to a border intrusion

‘The Gush’ Is Great for Mordechai Sheinson

Mordechai Sheinson is studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut (shana bet). He grew up in Hillside, attended JEC for elementary school and high school. His family davens at Adath Israel.

His next stop? Rutgers University, to study computer science.

Why

The Frisch School Has a Presence in Neve Daniel

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Israel where we travelled to celebrate the Bat Mitzwah of our granddaughter, Adi Amalia. Our daughter, Elisheva, and her husband, Dr. Zev Hillel Davidovics, made Aliyah with their four daughters in the summer 5778 (2018) and decided to live in a beautiful yishuv dati, Neve Daniel in the Gush Etzion area. Perched on a

SAHI Inspires Teens to Pay It Forward

Amid the powerful political speeches at this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference was a presentation by SAHI, a chesed group established in 2009 that, according to its literature, is “an innovative social enterprise that transforms Israel’s at-risk youth through acts of giving.”

What sets SAHI

Meir Panim: Fighting Poverty in Israel

(Courtesy of Meir Panim) At ten o’clock, Adi instructed all the children in her Jerusalem gan (school) to take out their aruchat eser (mid-morning meal). Hungry, all the children raced to unzip their tiks (backpacks), remove their lunches and begin eating. All the children, that is, except for Benny.

AMIT School Helps Turn Malka’s Life Around

(Courtesy of AMIT) Malka Trunach recently completed the last three of her 21 bagrut (matriculation) exams and is now studying information and communications technology at an AMIT junior college, both extraordinary achievements for the young woman who dropped out of school from 10th grade until the middle of 12th grade.

Lone Soldiers Enjoy Muffin Boutique

Lone soldiers Jordan Panitch from Cherry Hill and Eitan Drapkin from Chicago are treated to a delicious muffin and drink by the Muffin Boutique on Ben Yehuda, where it’s always free for chayalim.

Israeli Research and Innovation Is a Hot Ticket

Research from Israel is driving awesome advances in medicine, health care, water management, autonomous vehicles, consumer products, manufacturing and, well, you name it.

So it’s only natural that many international academic, corporate and government bodies are signing collaboration agreements

Striving for Bipartisanship at AIPAC

Walking into the semi darkness of the large conference hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the delegates felt it immediately. That connection, that bond, that love was palpable. Everyone was there to celebrate the everlasting link between the US and Israel. It was time for the 2019 AIPAC