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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Israel/World

Legislation Aims to Make U.S. Aid to Palestinian Refugee Agency Contingent on Reform

New legislation introduced in Congress recently is seeking to make American aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)—the U.N. refugee agency that is solely dedicated to the Palestinian refugees—contingent on reform.

According to the legislation, introduced by Rep. Doug

Deborah Lipstadt: Zuckerberg Doesn’t ‘Get’ Holocaust Denial

“The failure here is not a mistaken view of history, but a failure to understand that Holocaust denial is essentially anti-Semitism.”

He is one of the most influential people in the world not to “get” that Holocaust denial is anti-Semitism.

The

Israel Trains American Emergency Responders

 Often described as the front line for democracy, Israel has long served as a learning opportunity for American political and security leaders to meet, learn and apply the lessons back home. The close cooperation between fire, medical and police personnel in both countries also extends to the local level, thanks to the

Israel Downs Syrian Jet That Infiltrated Israeli Territory

(Israel Hayom) Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Tuesday after the aircraft breached Israeli airspace. The incident comes one day after Israeli interceptors were launched to defend against Syrian missiles believed to have been headed for Israeli territory.

Syria confirmed that one of its

Netanyahu Takes to Social Media: Children at Risk From Gaza-Launched Firebombs

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released an English-language video on social media this week addressed to “every parent, to every mother and to every father,” in which he describes how the lives of Israeli children in the South are at risk as a result of incendiary devices launched by terrorists from Gaza.

220-Pound Stone Falls out of the Western Wall, Narrowly Missing a Woman at Prayer

(JNS) A woman praying in the egalitarian prayer plaza was narrowly spared from death when a 220-pound stone fell out of the Western Wall and plummeted to the ground.

Officials from the Israel Antiquities Authority immediately sent inspectors, archaeologists, conservationists and engineers to the

PA Leader Abbas Declares: ‘We’ll Never Stop Paying Martyrs and Prisoners’

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas vowed this week that he would not cut payments to families of terrorists despite an Israeli law punishing his government for doing so.

“We will never stop paying the families of the martyrs and the prisoners, despite the efforts to prevent

War of Words After Pompeo Speech to Iranian Americans

(JNS) The United States had harsh words for Iran this week, first in a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, followed by a late-night tweet on Sunday by U.S. President Donald Trump, who in no uncertain terms made it clear to Tehran that it should not threaten America—now or in the future.

In a

Touring Israel, One App at a Time

JERUSALEM—Israel, the Jewish people’s ancestral homeland, has long been a destination for the People of the Book to reconnect with their past and explore their future. However, as the Promised Land exponentially modernizes itself every year, completing its century-long transformation from the sandy, swampy

Seconds to Safety

How many seconds does it take four kids from 9 years to 2 years to get from one’s terrace to one’s safe room? I got the answer this past Shabbat. Five seconds!

After hearing my phone app of Red Alert going off many times during Friday night and continuing pretty much non-stop into Saturday,

Balloon Carrying Firebomb From Gaza Hits Israeli Kindergarten

(Israel Hayom) A balloon carrying a firebomb launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the yard of a kindergarten in the southern Israeli town of Tkuma this week while young children were playing there. The bomb caused a small fire in the sandy yard, which was quickly contained.

“We had just let the kids

First Flight Lands at Ramon Airport as Eilat Seeks to Grab More Tourists

(Max Schindler/Jpost) The inaugural flight to Eilat’s yet-to-be opened Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport landed on Monday, July 16, marking a new chapter in the Red Sea resort city’s plans to attract snowbirds to enjoy its 360 annual days of sunshine.

Low-cost domestic carrier Arkia made the