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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Citation Awarded to Off-Duty Soldier Who Shot Salomon Family Murderer

(TPS) The off-duty soldier who shot and incapacitated the terrorist who murdered three members of the Salomon family in Neve Tzuf has been awarded a citation for bravery.

On July 21, a Palestinian terrorist, Omar al-Abed, entered the family’s home after knocking on the door and stabbed to

Congressional Delegations Say Bipartisan Support for Israel Is Strong

(TPS) The Democratic Party remains “overwhelmingly” supportive of Israel, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) told reporters in Jerusalem Tuesday.

Speaking alongside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), Hoyer pointed to the Congressional vote last month tightening

53 US Lawmakers to Visit Israel in August

(JNS.org) Fifty-three members of the U.S. House of Representatives are visiting Israel during the first half of August.

The delegations are facilitated by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) and are primarily comprised of U.S. lawmakers in their first term.

In Landmark Ruling, Court Revokes Arab Terrorist’s Israeli Citizenship

(JNS.org) The Haifa District Court Sunday approved a request from Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to revoke the Israeli citizenship of convicted Arab terrorist Alaa Zayud, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a terror attack that wounded four Israelis in 2015.

The court’s unprecedented

More Than 10,000 Attend Jerusalem Pride Parade

(TPS) More than 10,000 revelers thronged the streets of downtown Jerusalem for the city’s annual pride parade on Thursday, August 3.

Participants described the event as a “carnival” with a uniquely “Jerusalem atmosphere,” and called the march a protest for freedom.

Israel Moves to Shut Down Al Jazeera Offices Due to Claims of Incited Violence

(JNS.org) On Sunday, August 6, the Israeli government announced a plan to shutter the Jerusalem offices of the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent accusations that the Arab network is inciting violence in Israel.

Israel would join Jordan,

Court Ruling Deals Blow to Palestinian Efforts to Restrict Jews in Jerusalem

Palestinians are vowing to continue their efforts to prevent Jews from living in large parts of Jerusalem’s Old City, despite a July 31 Israeli court ruling permitting a Jewish purchase of several properties there.

The ruling by Judge Gila Kanfi-Steinitz, deputy head of the Jerusalem District

American Relatives Launch Campaign for Solomon Family

Michal Solomon’s quick thinking on the horrific night of the terrorist attack on her family in Halamish surely saved her children. However, she attributes the heroism of the tragedy to her husband, Elad, Hy”d. As she tearfully recalled at the funeral, “On Friday night we signed an unwritten agreement. You saw me run upstairs

US Senate Strengthens Bill That Targets Palestinian Authority Terror Payments

(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday modified the proposed Taylor Force Act with new provisions that make it more difficult for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to receive U.S. aid while also paying salaries to terrorists and their families.

Citing a PA budget report,

Kushner Questions Whether Trump Can Offer ‘Unique’ Solution to Mideast Conflict

(JNS.org) In a leaked conversation with congressional interns Monday, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, questioned whether the U.S. could offer a “unique” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In the “off-the-record” discussion, which

Palestinian Terrorist Stabs Israeli Man in Supermarket

(JNS.org) An Israeli man was seriously wounded Wednesday after being stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist at a Shufersal supermarket in the central Israeli city of Yavneh.

The terrorist, aged 19, is from the Samaria city of Nablus, the Israel Police said. Unconfirmed reports said the terrorist was

Iran’s Role in Temple Mount Clashes Revealed

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The recent clashes in and around the Temple Mount were fueled in part by the Iranian government, Palestinian sources told Israel Hayom this week.

The clashes erupted after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors at entry points to the site in response to