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Monday, January 23, 2017

Israel/World

Kerry to PM: Paris Conference Will Have No Consequences

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry eased Israeli suspicions Sunday in a phone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he provided assurance that the Paris peace conference would not lead to any kind of concrete outcome at the U.N. Security Council or elsewhere.

Trump Says Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Will Help Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace

(JNS.org) Days before his Jan. 20 inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said that his son-in-law and incoming senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will help his administration broker a deal to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Jared is such a good lad, he will secure an Israel deal

Palestinians Claim They Will Cancel ‘Recognition’ of Israel If US Embassy Moves

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to “cancel” the Palestinians’ “recognition” of Israel if President-elect Donald Trump goes forward with moving America’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The official PA daily newspaper Al-Hayat

In Departing Interview, Obama Seeks to Downplay UN Move’s Impact on US-Israel Ties

(JNS.org) In the wake of his administration’s recent refusal to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, departing President Barack Obama sought to downplay the impact of his administration’s decision on U.S.-Israel relations.

“Because of our

Official From Anti-IDF Group ‘Breaking the Silence’: Shooting Israeli Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

(JNS.org) An official from Breaking the Silence (BtS), a left-wing NGO that publicizes the testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF soldiers to be terrorism.

Police Officer and Protester Killed, MK Injured in Negev Riot

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Sergeant Major Erez Levi, a 34-year-old police officer, was killed during a riot at the unrecognized Bedouin village of Um Al Hiran. In addition, Ya’akub Musa Abu al-Qi’an, a school teacher who lives in the village, was also killed. Several residents and police officers were injured, including MK Ayman

Terrorist Attack Thwarted by Israel Police

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Israel Border Police guards operating in East Jerusalem arrested on Monday an Arab resident from the Palestinian territories who revealed during his interrogation he had intended to carry out an attack on the security forces in East Jerusalem.

Border Police guards operating

Nazi Camp Excavations Unearth Pendant Like Anne Frank’s

Researchers conducting an archaeological excavation at the Sobibor extermination camp in eastern Poland, one of the most notorious Nazi death camps, have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to teenage diarist Anne Frank, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum said Sunday.

Netanel Shedlo Loves the Warm Torah Environment at Lev Hatorah

Netanel Shedlo is studying in Yeshivat Lev Hatorah in Ramat Bet Shemesh. He is from Teaneck, and attended Yeshivat Noam for elementary school and Torah Academy of Bergen County for high school. His family davens at Congregation Beth Aaron.

His next stop? Civil Engineering at Rutgers

Truck Ramming Attack by Islamic Terrorist Leaves Four Israeli Soldiers Dead

Jerusalem—The Tenth of Tevet, one of the sadder dates on the Jewish calendar, became even more tragic this year in the wake of the most recent vehicular attack in Israel’s capital. IDF soldiers, all of whom were destined for non-combat positions, were taken on a day trip in the midst of their officers’ course to see

Trump Names Son-In-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

(JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as senior adviser to the president.

The 35-year-old Kushner, an Orthodox Jew married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism, played a key role in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Israeli Security Forces Uncover Gaza Smuggling Ring That Used Washing Machines

(JNS.org) A joint operation by Israel’s police, military and Shin Bet security agency uncovered a network of Palestinian smugglers who were using common household devices to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip that were destined for the Hamas terror group.

According to the Shin Bet, the