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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Israel/World

Intel Acquires Israel’s Mobileye for $15.3 Billion in Largest-Ever Tech Buyout

(JNS.org) The American high-tech giant Intel Corp. announced Monday it has agreed to buy Israeli vision technology developer Mobileye for $15.3 billion, in the largest-ever acquisition of an Israeli technology company.

As automakers around the world compete to develop cutting-edge

Knesset Delays Vote on Ma’ale Adumim Annexation Amid Trump Adviser Visit

(JNS.org) An Israeli Knesset committee delayed voting on a controversial bill to annex the Jewish settlement of Ma’ale Adumim in Judea and Samaria amid a high-profile visit by a representative from the Trump administration.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who leads the nationalist

Iranian Terror Proxy Vows to ‘Liberate’ Golan Heights From Israel

(JNS.org) An Iranian-backed terror group operating in Syria this week announced its intention to “liberate” the strategic Golan Heights region from Israel.

In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sought assurances Putin

Jordan Refuses to Extradite Palestinian Terrorist After Anomalous US Request

(JNS.org) The Jordanian government has refused an anomalous U.S. request to extradite a Palestinian terrorist.

The Department of Justice’s extradition request for Ahlam Tamimi, who was behind a 2001 terror attack in Jerusalem that resulted in Israeli and American deaths, breaks with past U.S.

Mickey Mark Killer Sentenced to Two Life Terms

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The Judea Military Court sentenced Mohammed al-Amira to two life sentences and NIS 250,000 ($68,200) for the murder of Rabbi Michael (Mickey) Mark near the town of Otniel, south of Hebron, last July. Mark’s wife and two small children were also wounded in the attack.

Ammunition Hill Tour Opens 50th Anniversary Celebration in Jerusalem

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely led members of the international diplomatic corps in Israel on a tour of the Ammunition Hill heritage site in Jerusalem Tuesday, saying the visit marked the beginning of a two-month celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967.

How to End the Palestinian Authority’s ‘Pay-for-Slay’ Laws

Terror returned to Israel last week when a Palestinian terrorist, Saad Muhammad Ali Qaisya entered the West Bank home of an Israeli man and tried to stab him to death. Instead, the Israeli—whose wife and infant were also at home—successfully fended off Qaisya, grabbed a gun and killed him.

Annual Confab Galvanizes Anti-BDS Community, Offers Strategies to Curb Boycotts

Long admired in pro-Israel circles for his 2003 book, “The Case for Israel,” former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz is now making the case against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

“It’s not really a movement—it’s just a tactic directed against

Netanyahu, Greenblatt Meet for Five Hours, Seeking to Move Diplomatic Process Forward

A five-hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s advisor Jason Greenblatt ended Monday evening with a statement pledging commitment to finding a true, sustainable peace agreement and the need to improve living conditions in the Palestinian Authority.

Jordan Releases Terrorist Who Murdered Seven Israeli Girls in 1997

(Israel Hayom) A Jordanian soldier who in 1997 killed seven Israeli schoolgirls was released Sunday after serving 20 years in prison.

The attack took place on March 13, 1997, when Cpl. Ahmed Daqamseh of the Jordanian army opened fire on a group of seventh- and eighth-grade Israeli

AMIT Amichai Students Learn About the Final Frontier

Students at Yeshivat AMIT Amichai Rehovot were selected to participate in the flagship project of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries and the Tasiida Organization. The program will teach students about space systems in general and how to detect the presence of substances

Conference of Presidents Welcomes Senate Letter Calling for Intensified Efforts to Protect Jewish Communal Institutions

(CPMAJO release) Stephen M. Greenberg, chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, welcomed the letter signed by all 100 U.S. senators calling on the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and on the FBI to intensify their efforts to