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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Israel/World

French President Macron: Iran Nuke Deal is Not Enough to Fight Iranian Aggression

French President Emmanuel Macron said recently that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against Iranian aggression in the region and the country’s ballistic missile tests.

Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “Is this agreement

Nearly 60 Dead, Over 500 Injured, in Worst Mass Shooting in US History

(JLNJ Staff and combined sources) An outdoor country music concert at a Las Vegas hotel turned into a bloodbath Sunday night as a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing nearly 60 people and injuring over 500, some critically.

Shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, was a retired accountant who lived

As Victims Laid to Rest, Netanyahu and Others Condemn Har Adar Attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian incitement for the terror attack in Har Adar Tuesday morning that killed a Border Police officer and two security guards and seriously injured another man, and called upon Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu-Mazen) to condemn the attack.

Franklin Lakes’ Chabad Spearheads US Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan, director of Chabad in Franklin Lakes, heard firsthand from his brother-in-law Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, director of the Chabad of Puerto Rico, about the ferocious winds and horizontal rain they experienced for hours on end last week that caused extensive damage to their brand-new

Palestinians Admitted to INTERPOL as Member ‘State’

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The Palestinian Authority has been admitted as a member state to the International Police Organization (INTERPOL), an intergovernmental organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement bodies in member states.

Seventy-five member states voted in favor of

Construction Minister Calls for Deportation of Terrorist Families

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) Construction Minister Yoav Galant called Tuesday for expelling terrorists and their families from Israel to Syria.

Speaking following the terror attack in Har Adar in which three Israelis were killed, Galant said Israel must react harshly to terrorists.

Two Dead, Four Wounded in IDF Training Accident

(TPS) Two IDF soldiers were killed and four others injured early Wednesday morning during a training accident in the Golan Heights. Two of the wounded soldiers are listed in serious condition.

The IDF identified the two dead soldiers as 22-year-old Staff Sergeant Avinoam Cohen of Jerusalem and

Elbit Seals Deals Worth Over $500 million

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) Israeli defense-electronics company Elbit Systems (ESLT) announced two major defense contracts this week, totaling over half of a billion U.S. dollars.

On Tuesday, the company announced a $240 million deal with an African country to supply it with various weapons systems over the course of two years. The deal includes the sale of

UK Labour Activists Condemn Israel at Party Conference

(JNS.org) The United Kingdom Labour Party’s 2017 annual conference was marred by several anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements that reignited concerns over the party’s stances on several issues in recent years.

Anti-Israel activist Miko Peled said at the event people should be allowed to

Report: Netanyahu Freezes Construction in Jerusalem on 100 Housing Units

(TPS) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a de facto construction freeze for more than 100 housing units in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel Broadcast Corporation (Kan) reported Wednesday.

The report said the background to the delay related to Netanyahu’s diplomatic

What Are Trump and Netanyahu’s Options to ‘Fix or Nix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly recently, President Donald Trump made a forceful case against Iran’s behavior in the Middle East and the merits of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama.

As a presidential candidate, Trump vowed to “rip

Nefesh B’Nefesh Launches ‘Initiative for Zionist Innovation’ to Support Entrepreneurial Olim

Grants to be awarded to olim looking to create change, enter the startup ecosystem, impact Israeli society or engage the oleh community.

Nefesh B’Nefesh is launching its “Initiative for Zionist Innovation” (IZI) in cooperation with Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and Avram and Sharon