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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Israel/World

IDF Raids Palestinian Media Outlets in ‘Large-Scale Operation’ Against Incitement

(JNS.org) The IDF, in a joint operation with Israel’s Shin Bet security agency and Civil Administration, raided the offices of eight Palestinian media outlets in Judea and Samaria Tuesday night, amid a broad security crackdown against incitement to terror.

Palestinian media reported

Bennett: Security Cooperation With PA Should Continue Despite Fatah-Hamas Unity

(JNS.org) Israel’s security coordination with the Palestinian Authority (PA) should continue despite the recent formation of a Palestinian unity government between the PA’s ruling Fatah party and the Gaza-controlling terror group Hamas, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday.

“I totally support all the humanitarian

Iran’s Military Chief Vows to Confront Israel During Visit to Damascus

(JNS.org) During a visit to Damascus Wednesday for talks with the Syrian military, Iran’s military chief vowed to confront Israel and defend Syria’s regime.

“It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants,” said Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. “We are in Damascus to assert

Israeli Students to Be Given the Chance to Work With NASA

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Israel Space Agency has announced that it would begin accepting applications for an international internship program sponsored by NASA.

The program, called NASA I2, offers a three-semester study program for international students from more than 10 countries

Minister Ze’ev Elkin and Former Head of ISA Avi Dichter Warn of Dire Threats to Israel and Christianity

(Special to The Jewish Link) Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) and Avi Dichter (Likud), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, told a group of visiting Christian journalists from around the globe that ominous forces in the Arab world are engaged in trying

Israeli Team Chosen for Groundbreaking EU Medical Nanotech Project

Bar-Ilan University professor is named to head the massive project.

With the potential of speeding cures for diseases as diverse as cancer, autism and eye disease, Bar-Ilan University Professor Rachela Popovtzer was chosen, from among dozens of research groups worldwide, to head

Edison’s Rachel Zemble: MMY Is the Place for Me

Rachel Zemble is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She was born in Passaic, grew up in Lakewood and later moved to Edison, where her family still lives now. She’s attended Bais Yaakov, Shalom Torah Academy, RPRY and Ilan High School in Deal. Her family davens at Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in

Mossad Head Says Iran Remains Top Of Spy Agency’s Agenda

(TPS) Iran remains the Mossad’s main priority as it continues to seek military nuclear capabilities and to aggressively flex its muscles throughout the Middle East and on Israel’s border, the organization’s head Yossi Cohen said Monday as he and the prime minister handed out certificates of merit to the spy agency’s most

PA Prime Minister Visits Gaza to Initiate Power Transfer From Hamas

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday for the first time since 2014, as the PA and its rival, the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas, initiated the first steps in forming a unity government.

Hamdallah’s visit is intended as the

IDF Steps Up Bedouin Recruitment Efforts

(TPS) Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot recently stepped up efforts to recruit Bedouin citizens of Israel into the Israel Defense Forces.

“The Bedouins are fierce fighters and are a central part of the IDF’s capabilities. I see enormous potential to increase the number of Bedouin career soldiers

Ultra-Orthodox Enlistment: A Timeline

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) 1949 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion agrees to exempt haredi yeshiva students from military service at the height of the War of Independence, to be capped at 800 exemptions per year

1977– Menachem Begin’s Likud Party comes

IsraAID Sends Emergency Response Team to Puerto Rico

Cap: IsraAID’s emergency response team helping in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Photo: courtesy

On September 19, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean. The hurricane destroyed much of the island’s key infrastructure, buildings and homes.