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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Israel/World

‘OneWalk With OneFamily’ Brings Together North American Youth and Israeli Victims of Terror

(Courtesy of OneFamily) OneFamily, Israel’s leading organization supporting victims of terror and their families, brought together over 700 students and staff on Israel summer programs from NCSY, Sulam and Machach (Bnei Akiva’s Summer Camp in Israel), to support and connect with Israel’s victims of

Israel Approves Construction of 2,300 Homes in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Israel’s Defense Ministry has authorized plans for the construction of more than 2,300 homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, following sessions of the Civil Administration’s High Planning Subcommittee this week. The majority were approved for smaller Jewish communities as opposed to major blocs.

Palestinian Hero and Family Granted Israeli Residency for Helping Terror-Attack Victims

(JNS) A Palestinian man who faced death threats after saving the lives of Israeli children following a terrorist attack that killed their rabbi father was awarded Israeli residency by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Tuesday.

Dayton Shooter Showed Ex-Girlfriend ‘Play-by-Play’ of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

(Aaron Bandler/Jewish Journal/JNS) The gunman who killed nine people on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, apparently showed his ex-girlfriend, Adelia Johnson, a “play by play” video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in October, according to Johnson, who said that she met the shooter, Connor

Amazon Aims to Launch in Israel in September, Ahead of Elections and Jewish Holidays

(JNS) Amazon is reportedly aiming to open its operations in Israel ahead of the country’s September 17 elections and Jewish holidays, which fall at the very end of the month.

Were the online retailer not ready by

Council for Higher Education Earmarks $56 Million for Joint US-Israel Research Program

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE) has earmarked some $56 million to the NSF-BSF, a prestigious joint U.S.-Israel program made up of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The funds, which will be allocated over a period of five years, will facilitate

Likud Refuses to ‘Give In to Manipulations’ by Other Parties, Affirms Support for Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cemented his standing as the leader of the Israeli right after an unusual set of circumstances led to members of his party unanimously signing a document on Sunday promising that he is their only candidate for prime minister.

“Likud will not give into

Help Oz Ve’Hadar Restore Sifrei Torah For Army Bases Across Israel

The first two halachot of the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah—Sefer Ahava, Hilchot Sefer Torah, seventh perek—deal with the writing of a sefer Torah. In the first: “Every individual is commanded to write a sefer Torah for himself even if he received one from his parents. At the minimum, one should contribute a

Shaked Heads United Right

Citing a sense of “national responsibility,” URWP leader Rafi Peretz cedes the top spot to Shaked.

Jewish Home Party leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz agreed earlier this week to cede the top slot in a united electoral list to New Right Party leader Ayelet Shaked, sealing a deal that will join the

Florida Synagogue Receives Package With Anti-Semitic And Threatening Content

(JNS) A package containing anti-Semitic and threatening content was received at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Southeast Florida on Monday.

Inside the package was a DVD, a photo of someone pointing a gun and anti-Semitic writing, sources told COLLIVE. Police are investigating the

Pompeo: US Will Maintain Strait Of Hormuz, as Iran Continues To Reject Talks

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed on Monday that the United States will keep the Strait of Hormuz open to maritime traffic amid increasing tensions with Iran, which has repeatedly rejected U.S. overtures to come to the negotiating table.

Security Cabinet Approves Grant of 700 Building Permits To Area C Palestinians

(Israel Hayom) Israel’s Security Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to grant 700 building permits to Palestinians in Area C of Judea and

Samaria, together with 6,000