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Monday, March 25, 2019

Israel/World

Trump Signs Anti-Genocide Act, Anti-Semitism Resolution Into Law

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump this week signed new bipartisan legislation committing the United States to preventing genocide, named in honor of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel.

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act makes the prevention of genocide and other

Iran Launches First of Two Planned Satellite-Carrying Rockets into Space

(JNS) Iran launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space this week amid fears from Israel and the United States.

However, although the rocket carrying the Payam satellite successfully passed its first and second phases, it

Fmr. Intelligence Chief: Gravest Threat Facing Israel Is ‘First Northern War’

(TPS) “The gravest threat we face is not the third Lebanon war, but the first northern war—simultaneous conflict with Hezbollah in Lebanon, Syria and Iran, which Hamas in the south is likely to join,” warned IDF Maj-Gen (res.) Amos Yadlin.

Speaking this week while presenting President Reuven Rivlin

Senate Democrats Block Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) The Senate failed to reach the necessary 60 votes this week to end debate on Republican-introduced legislation that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, as well as boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan amid the announced gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. It is also aimed at tackling the

Josh Erber Is Loving His Year at Lev HaTorah

Josh Erber is studying at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Ramat Bet Shemesh. He grew up in Englewood, attended Moriah for elementary school, and SAR for high school. His family davens at Kehilat Kesher.

His next stop? Yeshiva University’s Honors Program.

In Cairo Speech, Pompeo Expected to Blast Iran, Reassure Mideast Allies

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to rebuke the Middle East agenda of former President Barack Obama, which U.S. President Donald Trump has largely done by withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and treating Israel as an ally instead of an adversary, as well as

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to Be Awarded Genesis Prize

(JNS) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be awarded what Time magazine has dubbed the “Jewish Nobel:” the Genesis Prize, one of Israel’s top awards.

Kraft, 77, will be given the honor for his longtime

Moshe Arens, Former Defense Minister and Ambassador, Dead at 93

(Israel Hayom) Moshe Arens, a prominent Likud member who served in various ministerial positions and as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, died early Monday morning at 93.

Arens was born in Lithuania in 1925 and moved to the United States in 1939. After serving in the U.S. Army, he moved to the

Alyssa Schnipper Is Having the Year of a Lifetime at Nishmat

Alyssa Schnipper is studying at Nishmat in Jerusalem. She’s from Union, New Jersey, and grew up in the Elizabeth Jewish community. Her family davens at the Elmora Hills Minyan. She attended Kushner for elementary and high school, and recently attended the Bet Midrash Program at Moshava IO, joining as a counselor

ALEH, Jerusalem Police Make Dreams Come True for Child With Disabilities

(Courtesy of ALEH) Over the course of 2018, ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, developed the “Dreams Come True” project, an initiative that focuses on granting the wishes of the ALEH residents, all of whom

Jerusalem’s Israel Museum: Three New Exhibits Not to Be Missed

During our yearly trips to Israel, we are always looking to identify the latest sites and the newest offerings. The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, now in its 54th year, is often overlooked, with a “been there, done that” attitude. Not this time! We spent a most incredible 3 1/2 hours exploring three new history-making

Pompeo to Netanyahu: Syria Pullout ‘In No Way Changes’ Commitment to Israel’s Security

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that the United States would stand by its commitment to Israel’s security amid a planned withdrawal of American forces from Syria.

“The decision by the president on Syria