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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Israel/World

Hamas Escalates Violence From Gaza to Mollify Restless Populace

A succession of security incidents on the Gazan-Israeli border in recent days has once again shattered a period of calm, casting fresh doubts on the ability of the ceasefire to hold up.

The incidents serve Hamas’s goal of putting pressure on Israel to agree to a longer-term arrangement, despite the

The Unlikeliest Absorption Center: A Soft Landing in Israel Through Disability Care and Inclusion

For most, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not without its challenges, and many new immigrants become frustrated while attempting to navigate Israeli bureaucracy,

242 Make Aliyah This Week, Dozens from NJ

There were 242 new olim (immigrants) from North America who landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday morning, bringing 41 future lone soldiers, 103 children, three sets of twins and a 28-day-old baby to Israel.

The olim, who arrived on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 60th specially chartered

El Al Flight Attendant Dies Four Months After Contracting Measles

(JNS) Israeli flight attendant Rotem Amitai, 43, died this week after contracting measles in late March, becoming the third fatality in an outbreak of the highly contagious disease in the country this year.

Amitai’s health deteriorated and was transferred to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in

US Army Inks Iron Dome Deal

(Defense News) The contract to purchase two Iron Dome systems for the U.S. Army’s interim cruise missile defense capability has been finalized, according to the deputy in charge of the service’s air and missile defense modernization efforts.

Pompeo: ‘Clock Is Ticking’ On Iran Arms Embargo

(JNS) Warning that sanctions and an arms embargo on Iran will expire in the coming months, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week urged America’s allies to pressure Iran to stop its “destabilizing behavior.”

“The

Hamas Threatens to Rain Barrages Of ‘Hundreds’ of Rockets on Israel

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, has said that during the next round of fighting between Israel and Hamas the terrorist organization would rain “hundreds of rockets” on the Jewish state at a time. Hamas claimed in June to have overwhelmed

Jordan Condemns Israeli Minister’s Call to Enable Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

(TPS) Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned statements by Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan who called for a change of the status quo on the Temple Mount that would enable Jews to pray at the holy site.

The Jordanian Ministry’s Spokesperson, Sufian al-Qudah, voiced the

Record Number of Jews Visit Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av, Despite Riots

Police initially closed the site to non-Muslims before opening it for short periods later in the day, enabling a record 1,700 Jews to visit.

Riots erupted on the Temple Mount on Sunday, as Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha (“Festival of Sacrifice”) attempted to prevent Jews from entering.

72 Reps Don’t #Skipthetrip, Join Largest-Ever Delegation to Israel

A total of 41 Republicans and 31 Democrats are in Israel on overlapping party tours to get a firsthand view of the complex security challenges Israel faces and to express their unconditional, bipartisan support for the Jewish state.

The delegations are touring Israel’s borders and gaining insight into

Tisha B’Av at the Isaiah Peace Wall

(Courtesy of Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns) Eli Lunzer holds a Torah scroll aloft during the annual Tisha B’Av prayer service for Israel and Jews in danger worldwide at the United Nations’ famed Isaiah Peace Wall. The Ralph Bunche obelisk, named for the American diplomat who brokered the end to Israel’s War of

Israel to Assist in ‘Operation Sentinel’

Israel will provide intelligence support to the American-led effort Israel will provide intelligence support to the American-led effort to secure the Strait of Hormuz, said Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz.

Israel is assisting the U.S.-led naval mission to bolster security for