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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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More Than 10,000 Attend Jerusalem Pride Parade

(TPS) More than 10,000 revelers thronged the streets of downtown Jerusalem for the city’s annual pride parade on Thursday, August 3.

Participants described the event as a “carnival” with a uniquely “Jerusalem atmosphere,” and called the march a protest for freedom.

Israel Moves to Shut Down Al Jazeera Offices Due to Claims of Incited Violence

(JNS.org) On Sunday, August 6, the Israeli government announced a plan to shutter the Jerusalem offices of the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent accusations that the Arab network is inciting violence in Israel.

Israel would join Jordan,

Court Ruling Deals Blow to Palestinian Efforts to Restrict Jews in Jerusalem

Palestinians are vowing to continue their efforts to prevent Jews from living in large parts of Jerusalem’s Old City, despite a July 31 Israeli court ruling permitting a Jewish purchase of several properties there.

The ruling by Judge Gila Kanfi-Steinitz, deputy head of the Jerusalem District

American Relatives Launch Campaign for Solomon Family

Michal Solomon’s quick thinking on the horrific night of the terrorist attack on her family in Halamish surely saved her children. However, she attributes the heroism of the tragedy to her husband, Elad, Hy”d. As she tearfully recalled at the funeral, “On Friday night we signed an unwritten agreement. You saw me run upstairs

US Senate Strengthens Bill That Targets Palestinian Authority Terror Payments

(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday modified the proposed Taylor Force Act with new provisions that make it more difficult for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to receive U.S. aid while also paying salaries to terrorists and their families.

Citing a PA budget report,

Kushner Questions Whether Trump Can Offer ‘Unique’ Solution to Mideast Conflict

(JNS.org) In a leaked conversation with congressional interns Monday, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, questioned whether the U.S. could offer a “unique” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In the “off-the-record” discussion, which

Palestinian Terrorist Stabs Israeli Man in Supermarket

(JNS.org) An Israeli man was seriously wounded Wednesday after being stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist at a Shufersal supermarket in the central Israeli city of Yavneh.

The terrorist, aged 19, is from the Samaria city of Nablus, the Israel Police said. Unconfirmed reports said the terrorist was

Iran’s Role in Temple Mount Clashes Revealed

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The recent clashes in and around the Temple Mount were fueled in part by the Iranian government, Palestinian sources told Israel Hayom this week.

The clashes erupted after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors at entry points to the site in response to

New Poll Shows Drop in Support for Two-State Solution

(JNS.org) Researchers have found a drop in support for a two-state solution among both the Israeli and Palestinian populations.

Lead researchers Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin and Dr. Khalil Shikaki Tuesday revealed the results of a survey, conducted in June and early July, which included interviews with

American and Israeli Companies Announce Cyber Defense Partnership

(JNS.org) The American cybersecurity company CyberReadyUSA announced this week the start of a new partnership with the Israel Electric Company (IEC) to implement Israeli cyber defense technology for thwarting cyberattacks in America.

The deal, signed between CyberReadyUSA and IEC

Record Number of Jews Ascend Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

(JNS.org) More than 1,000 Jews ascended the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem Tuesday during the fast of Tisha B’Av to commemorate the destruction of the Jewish temples that once existed at the holy site.

The Yeraeh organization, which encourages Jewish visitation and prayer rights at

Jews of Crumbling Venezuela Try to Stay Optimistic

In a country on the brink of becoming a dictatorship and whose second-in-command is a vocal opponent of Israel and the West, members of the shrinking Jewish community say they’re still “living in a bubble.” For now.

The lines at the passport control booths at the main airport in Caracas,