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Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Netanyahu Reveals Israel Is Carrying Out Preemptive Strikes Against Syrian Targets

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that the Jewish state was carrying out preemptive attacks against enemy targets, such as Iran and Hezbollah, in Syria.

“The chain of tests that we are dealing with is unending. We respond vigorously and with force to all attacks against us;

Trump, Other Leaders Offer Condolences on Passing of Nechama Rivlin

(JNS and combined sources) Nechama Rivlin, who passed away on June 4 at the age of 73—just one day before her 74th birthday—led a quiet life by the side of her husband, Reuven Rivlin, the current president of Israel.

Hamas Claims It Tried to Confuse Iron Dome System During May Fighting

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Hamas attempted to confuse Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense batteries during the recent round of fighting between Israel and terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, a commander in Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades told the organization’s Al Qassam website.

Israel’s Tourism Ministry: Visitor Entries Increased by 11% in May, compared to May 2018

(JNS) Around 440,000 tourist entries were recorded in Israel in May 2019, or 11.1% more than May of last year, and 26.8% more than that period two years ago, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

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Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Offer for US Negotiations With ‘No Pre-Conditions’

(JNS) Iran rejected a U.S. offer for talks with “no pre-conditions.”

On Sunday, Pompeo said that the United States “is ready to sit down with them. But the American effort to fundamentally reverse the malign activity of this Islamic republic, this revolutionary force, is going to

New YouTube Channel ‘Unpacked’ Aims to Teach Youth About Israel and Judaism

Kids and teens spend six hours daily online, on average, but nonprofit Jerusalem U says: ‘The Jewish education community is years behind and we need to catch up.’

(Courtesy of Jerusalem U)Jerusalem U, a groundbreaking non-profit media company that aims to connect with young Jews through

Lifesaving Solution for Magen David Adom Wins Jerusalem College of Technology Men’s Hackathon

(Courtesy of Jerusalem College of Technology) Over 80 male Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) students from Israel and 23 countries gathered at the college’s Machon Lev campus and worked around the clock from Wednesday evening through Friday morning last week as part of the third

Gabe Spiegel Is Having An Amazing Year at Ashreinu

Gabe Spiegel is studying at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Bet Shemesh. He grew up in Englewood, attended Yavneh Academy for elementary school and SAR for high school. His family davens at Ahavath Torah, where he was an avid member of the teen minyan.

Why did you choose to study at

Israel Goes Back to Elections as Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

(JPost) Exactly one month after the 21st Knesset were sworn in, a majority of the Knesset voted late Wednesday to disperse themselves and initiate an unprecedented repeat election on September 17. The motion passed by a vote of 74-45.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed the Likud faction ahead of

Trump Team to Meet Leaders of Israel, Jordan to Sell Mideast Plan

(Ynetnews) President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they visit several locations in the region and in Europe to rally support for what they have billed as a workshop on the economic foundations of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

European Rabbis Take to the Streets in Ulm, Germany

(EJP/JNS) Forty rabbis from all over Europe walked the streets of the German city of Ulm this week, a couple of days after Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, advised Jews against wearing kippot in public areas because of rising anti-Semitism in the country.

The defiant rabbis, all of

International Fellowship Raises $275,000 for Moshav That Lost Homes to Fire

(JNS) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has mobilized to raise more than 1 million shekels (about $275,000) in emergency assistance for residents of moshav Mevo Modi’im, a small agricultural community west of Jerusalem near the city of Modi’in. The moshav sustained a massive fire on