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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Israel/World

AIPAC Conference Is an Exercise in Managing Reality

Washington—In recent years, the AIPAC lobby’s policy conferences have centered on hot-button issues such as the emerging and later finalized Iran nuclear deal, tension between the Obama administration and Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress, and the surprising rise of candidate and now

Israeli Authorities Arrest Jewish Teenager in Connection With Wave of JCC Bomb Threats

A Jewish teenager with dual Israeli and American citizenship living in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was arrested Thursday in connection to the wave of more than 100 bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions across North America since the beginning of 2017.

The suspect, 19, was arrested by Israel’s Lahav 433 police unit

Israeli Chemist Offers New, Natural Activity for Chag Ha’Aviv

Kfar Saba—Pesach, traditionally also known as Chag Ha’Aviv (holiday of the spring), is aptly nicknamed as it virtually always takes place during the few weeks where Israel is neither too cold nor too hot. In fact, as natives and tourists alike can attest, Pesach is one of the most

Tamar Nissel Hones Her Learning Skills at MMY

Tamar Nissel is studying in Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY). She is from Teaneck, New Jersey, attended the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey for elementary school and Maayanot for high school. Her family davens at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. Tamar is also the daughter of JLNJ contributor Andrea Nissel

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.

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