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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Israel/World

IDF Soldier, Blind From Birth, Awarded Presidential Medal of Excellence

(Courtesy of Special in Uniform) Ori Salmon, one among 120 exemplary soldiers and commanders to receive this year’s Presidential Medal of Excellence, is a young woman who surmounted all odds in her quest to serve in the IDF—including blindness.

Hundreds of youths

OneFamily Marks Year of Seminary Volunteers From Abroad Working With Victims of Terror

(Courtesy of OneFamily) Every year, OneFamily, Israel’s leading organization that supports victims of terror and their families, invites seminary students, who spend a year in Israel post-high school, to come volunteer with the organization on a weekly basis. The women work primarily with youth who have been

Wearable Device to Better Monitor Oxygen Levels in Infants Wins JCT Second Annual Women’s Hackathon

(Courtesy of JCT) Over 100 religious women students from Jerusalem College of Technology / Machon Tal worked tirelessly around the clock last Wednesday through Friday morning as part of the 2nd annual [email protected], a 44-hour Hackathon for the school’s women students, all of whom range

Mosaic United and Jewish Agency Launch Global Jewish Service Initiative for Millenials

(Courtesy of The Jewish Agency) During the closing plenary of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual board of governors meeting in Jerusalem, Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish

Mosaic United and Jewish Agency Launch Global Jewish Service Initiative for Millenials

(Courtesy of The Jewish Agency) During the closing plenary of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual board of governors meeting in Jerusalem, Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish

Iran Exceeds Uranium Limits

“Tehran’s aim is not to start a war,” said analyst Tzvi Kahn of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, “but to project strength, test U.S. resolve and ultimately weaken U.S. deterrence.”

Iran has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International

Holocaust Survivor Mosberg Calls for Ocasio-Cortez to Be Removed From Congress

(JNS) Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg of Parsippany, New Jersey accused U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of “spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity” and called for her to be ousted from Congress for her comments equating immigrant detention facilities at the U.S. border with “concentration camps.”

Palestinian Prime Minister: Mideast Peace Plan ‘Will Not Really Materialize’

(JNS) The day after the “Peace to Prosperity Workshop” in the Bahraini capital of Manama, which took place from June 25-26, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that what was the first part of the Trump administration’s release of its peace plan for the

Fatah Members Threaten to ‘Hunt Down’ Arab Participants in Bahrain Conference

(JNS) A video posted online during the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Bahrain last week features a statement by a group of armed and masked Fatah members from the town of Yamoun in the West Bank. The men warn against “interacting and cooperating with the leaders of the Zionist

Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer Kosher Food for No Extra Fees on All Ships

(Jpost) Norwegian Cruise Line launched a new kosher menu for all passengers for no extra charge, this week. Furthermore, if there is a group of over 60 people, fresh kosher food will be cooked on board in a kosher kitchen.

15 Killed in Israeli Strikes Against Iranian and Hezbollah Targets in Syria

(JNS) Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in Syria early Monday morning, killing at least nine Syrian and Iranian military personnel and at least six civilians, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Reports indicated tens of wounded.

US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Qatar as Tensions With Iran Surge

(JNS) The United States has deployed F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to Qatar for the first time, according to the US Air Forces Central Military Command on Friday.

The deployment to the Al Udeid Air Base, a forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command and headquarters of U.S. Air Forces Central