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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Trump, Netanyahu and Barkat Receive ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

Historic initiative bearing over 500,000 signatures from 168 countries is a global statement of support for a united Jerusalem.

Just prior to US President Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour of Israel and the breathtaking and emotional 50th anniversary Jerusalem

Congressional Leaders Support Israel at Important RZA Event

Martin Oliner was pleased and gratified at the number of members of congressional leadership attending a recent Washington, D.C., meeting of elected officials and Jewish national groups.

Oliner, co-president of the Religious Zionist of America and the event’s organizer, told The

Join the 24th Annual Israel Day Concert

For the sake of Jerusalem, let your voices be heard!

Twenty thousand people of all ages are expected at the 24th Annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park—The Concert With a Message, Sunday, June 4, the 10th of Sivan, from 2:30 until 7:30 p.m., rain or shine, free admission,

UK Chief Rabbi Is Captivated by ALEH’s Disability Care

Jerusalem—On Thursday, May 25, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, visited the Jerusalem facility of ALEH (www.aleh.org), Israel’s foremost network of state-of-the-art facilities for

Yom Yerushalayim Is Observed in Israel

AMIT Student Establishes Children’s Organization to Help Other Orphans

Afula—Dalalin Destau, a 10th-grade student at AMIT Yehuda Jr. and Sr. High School in Afula experienced a very difficult childhood. He could have just buried himself in his troubles and sunk into depression but decided to push forward and to use his experiences to help others.

Dalalin’s life story is

Jerusalem Brigade Soldier Recalls 1967 Opening of Western Wall

(Anav Silverman/TPS) Elisha Shor, 82, still tears up at the memory of the Western Wall being opened to the public for the first time on the holiday of Shavuot, just a few days after liberation of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967. A reservist in the Jerusalem Brigade at the time, Shor was positioned on the Tower of David where he

Metro Residents Continue to Spur Aliyah Wave to Israel

Recent aliyah events sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) and the Jewish Agency have spurred over 1,500 people from the tri-state, NY-NJ-Connecticut region to express a serious interest in making aliyah to Israel during the next year.

“We have also noticed a peak in aliyah

50th Anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim Lights Up Jerusalem With Song and Dance

The historic 50th anniversary celebration of “Yom Yerushalayim,” the reunification of the eastern and western portions of Jerusalem and the capture of the Old City and Western Wall, was celebrated worldwide this past week with many special events including

Presidents Rivlin and Trump Pledge to Fight Against Terror

After a closed-door meeting, President Reuven Rivlin and U.S. President Donald Trump both spoke about the fight against terror with a special emphasis on Iran and the mutual drive to promote the political process during press briefings at the president’s residence in Jerusalem.

“Mr.

Chabad Provides Comfort and Expresses Gratitude in Manchester

(Faygie Levy Holt/chabad.org) As police continue their investigation into the terrorist bombing outside the Manchester Arena in England that killed at least 22 people on May 22—some of them children—and wounded as many as 60, acts of kindness and comfort are being seen around the city.

Rabbi Shneur Cohen of Chabad Manchester City Centre

Netanyahu Vows: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Forever Remain Part of Israel

(Moran Azulay/ynetnews.com) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Wednesday that the Temple Mount and the Western Wall “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty” during a special Knesset session celebrating Jerusalem Day and marking 50 years to the capital’s unification.