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Friday, March 24, 2017

Israel/World

Terror Attack Outside Parliament Stuns London

At press time, four people had been confirmed dead, a police officer had been stabbed and as many as 40 people had been run over outside London’s Parliament building as it was in session on Wednesday. The incident was being treated as a terror attack. London’s metropolitan police were called to the Parliament building

Livingston’s Temple Beth Shalom Declared Safe After Bomb Threat

(JLNJ Staff and combined sources) On Tuesday morning, Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston was evacuated after receiving a telephoned bomb threat. Its on-campus preschool was evacuated as well.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department and Livingston Police Department, including its bomb squad and K-9

Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed American Teen Gets Four Life Sentences

(JNS.org) Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Abdel Basset al-Kharoub, who murdered American teen Ezra Schwartz, 18, in November 2015, received four life sentences from Israel’s Ofer military court.

Schwartz, a Massachusetts native, was studying in Israel for his gap year before his

US Boycotts UN Human Rights Session Targeting Israel

(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department announced Monday that it plans to boycott a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that will examine alleged Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians.

“As an expression of our deeply held conviction that this bias

Chief of Staff: Gaza Tunnels ‘Serious,’ Not Existential Threat

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said Wednesday that while Hamas tunnels into Israel should be taken seriously, they do not represent an existential or a strategic threat.

Speaking to a Knesset State Control Committee about State Comptroller Yosef Shapira’s recent report

Israel Plans Mass Evacuations in Event of New War

(JNS.org) Israel is developing contingency plans to evacuate up to 250,000 civilians living in border communities in the event of a war breaking out with Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic terror groups.

The contingency plan, codenamed “Safe Distance,” was initiated in response to Hezbollah

18 Palestinian Terror Suspects Arrested in Connection With WhatsApp Group

(JNS.org) Israeli police have arrested 18 Palestinian terror suspects this week in connection with their membership in a suspicious chat group on the popular messenger app WhatsApp.

The chat group, dubbed “The Road to Paradise,” included Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Ibrahim Mattar, who

AIPAC: Pence, Haley, Harper Among Top Speakers at Upcoming AIPAC Policy Conference

(JNS.org) The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), whose annual policy conference draws more than 15,000 people and is arguably the world’s largest pro-Israel gathering, announced the highest-level dignitaries who will address the lobby’s 2017 conference later this month.

US

Basya Goldstein Shines at Sha’alvim for Women

Basya Goldstein is learning at Sha’alvim for Women. She is from Teaneck, New Jersey, attended the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey for elementary school and Bruriah for high school.

Her plans for next year? Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women

Hezbollah’s Terrorist Recruitment Apparatus Covertly Threatens Israel

These days, Hezbollah is usually associated with its vast arsenal of rockets pointed at Israel, or its heavy involvement in the Syrian Civil War. But the Lebanese Shi’a terrorist organization has also, in recent years, been involved in efforts to strike Israel in a very different manner.

Former Northern NJ Residents Gear Up for ‘Geerz Two-Day Ride’ to Benefit Disenfranchised Youth

On March 27 and 28, four adult riders, formerly from northern New Jersey, will be riding along with youngsters from Beit Shemesh, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Modiin and Raanana to benefit Geerz, a non-profit organization founded five years ago in Israel by Nachum Wasosky, CEO. Among the 25 riders will be Charlie

Team AMIT Wins Big at Jerusalem Marathon

With tremendous enthusiasm, energy and in high spirits, nearly 300 AMIT students, teachers, principals, staff and supporters joined together at Friday’s Jerusalem Marathon in support of AMIT’s Frisch Beit Hayeled, a foster home that serves 120 children ages 4-14 who need a warm and loving safe refuge. Leading