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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Israel/World

Mike Huckabee: Palestinian State Is a ‘Fantasy’

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Ma’aleh Adumim—Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee planted an olive tree overlooking the Judean Desert on the southeastern edge of Ma’aleh Adumim Tuesday, saying the tree would come to provide shade for a park in a planned neighborhood that Ma’aleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel said would contain

Azaria Lawyers Denounce Court, Will Appeal; Lieberman: All Must Respect Azaria Verdict

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Prosecutors said the unanimous conviction of Elor Azaria for manslaughter “speaks for itself,” but defense attorneys criticized a military court they said was “clearly hostile” to the defendant, and said they would appeal the ruling within 48 hours.

“There is no

Jewish Home Leader Bennett Announces Plans to Annex Ma’aleh Adumim

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett announced Monday that his party is planning to draft a bill to annex the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’aleh Adumim. The community is located east of Jerusalem, beyond the 1967 lines. Bennett’s announcement coincided with a Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice

Israel Issues New Policy Against Returning Hamas Terrorists’ Bodies

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s diplomatic-security cabinet ruled Sunday that the bodies of Hamas terrorists will no longer be returned to their families for burial. Instead, the bodies will be buried in a special cemetery for enemy combatants.

Under the new policy, the bodies

Report: Trump Team Wants Netanyahu to Become First Israeli PM to Attend Inauguration

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers would like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend his inauguration Jan. 20, the New York Post reported Saturday. According to a source close to the transition team, the advisers are also exploring the possibility of arranging “a meeting of

Scooter Rams Into Border Police in Samaria; Two Border Police Hurt

(Ilana Messika/TPS) On Tuesday afternoon, two scooters hit a Border Police armored vehicle on Junction 400 near Jenin in northern Judea and Samaria, injuring two officers who were standing next to the impact point.

In the afternoon, Border Police officers set up a roadblock on Junction 400

One Indicted, Weapons Seized and 49 Arrested in Judea and Samaria

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The Israel Police spokesperson said Tuesday that an indictment had been filed against a 17-year-old resident of Beit Amin, near Qalqilya, for the attempted stabbing of a Border Police soldier at a military base near Qalqilya on December 19. The defendant is accused of approaching the base waving a knife and

Netanyahu Questioned by Investigators Over Illicit Gifts Allegations

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Police Major Crimes Unit investigators arrived at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem Monday evening to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours over allegations that he received illicit benefits from two businessmen.

The

Experts: Kerry Farewell Speech on Israelis and Palestinians Places ‘Posturing Over Policy’

The timing of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s so-called farewell speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seemed to stem largely from “personal animosity” between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the address obsessively focused on Israeli settlements while ignoring illegal

Traveling to Israel for Winter Break?

Don't forget to visit the Muffin Boutique on Ben Yehuda in Yerushalayim.  All chayalim, policemen and border patrolmen are not charged for their food!  Enjoy!

 

Sophie Dubitsky Experiences the Holy Land Firsthand at TVA

Sophie Dubitsky is studying in Midreshet Torah V’Avodah (TVA) in the Gonen neighborhood of Jerusalem. She grew up in Teaneck and attended Yeshivat Noam for elementary school and Ma’aynot for high school. Sophie’s family davens at Congregation Rinat Yisrael.

Her plans for next year?

First Haredi Female Judge in the US Sworn Into Office

(JNS.org) The first haredi female judge in U.S. history, Rachel Freier, was sworn into office during a recent ceremony in New York.

Freier, an attorney and mother of six, was elected to the New York State Civil Court, defeating two opponents in the Sept. 13 primary election. The swearing-in ceremony was held at