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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Israel/World

White House Declines to Say Whether Western Wall Is Part of Israel

(JNS.org) U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster declined to say whether the U.S. regards the Western Wall as part of Israel during a press conference at the White House Tuesday.

McMaster, who was outlining President Donald Trump’s first official overseas trip as

Icelandic Airline Will Begin $149 Flights to Israel in September

(JNS.org) The low-cost Icelandic airline WOW announced Tuesday it would begin operating flights to Israel from the U.S. starting Sept. 12.

The Icelandic carrier began selling tickets for the flights Tuesday, offering $149 one-way flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport from Boston; Baltimore;

Taglit-Birthright Israel Launches Largest Season of Visits to Jewish State

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Taglit-Birthright Israel program is launching its largest season to date, with 33,000 Jews ages 18-26 from 33 countries expected to visit Israel this summer.

The program offers free 10-day trips to Israel in an effort to strengthen young diaspora

Trump Itinerary Confirmed; Israeli Officials Continue to Urge Embassy Relocation

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The White House officially confirmed U.S. President Donald Trump’s itinerary for his first official visit to Israel on May 22-23, including a visit to the Western Wall.

President Trump will arrive in Jerusalem on May 22 where he will meet with President Reuven Rivlin and

Doni Cohen’s Aliyah Story: Only in Israel

Doni Cohen

* From: Bergenfield, New Jersey. Doni went to RYNJ from kindergarten through eighth grade, and TABC for high school. He attended Camp Regesh, Camp Manavu and Camp Dora Golding in the summers, and was later a counselor at Camp MaTov and Camp

Who Will Be Next?

It happens to me several times a week. It is a feeling of total panic. As Mordechai leaves the house twice a day, once early in the morning, and then later in the day, my stomach begins to turn in fear of what could happen to him as he attempts to cross the street at the corner of New Bridge Road and Westminster. He is on

Ulpanat Dolev: Giving  New Life to Israeli Teens

Nestled in the heart of the town of Dolev is a building that houses 130 girls, ages 11-21, from a variety of backgrounds and locations, but all with the same goals in mind: survival and growth. Removed from their homes due to unsupportive environments, trauma, abuse, or suicide attempts, these girls are given a second chance at

‘JM in the AM’ Features AMIT in Jerusalem on Yom Yerushalayim

AMIT, Israel’s premier educational network, will join “JM in the AM” host Nachum Segal for a special Yom Yerushalayim broadcast live from Jerusalem on Wednesday, May 24.

Tune in from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (EST) to hear about how AMIT is revolutionizing education in Israel with its cutting-edge teaching

Yeshiva of Flatbush Rocks Disability Inclusion at ALEH

Jerusalem—On Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH’s Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school’s dean of students, Rabbi

Trump Wavers on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

(TPS and combined sources) US President Donald Trump has decided that he will not move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and will sign the waiver delaying the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital by six months. Israeli news source, NRG, reported that the U.S. has decided not to move its embassy to

Israeli Leaders Congratulate French President-Elect Macron

(Ilana Messika/TPS and combined sources) Israeli parliamentarians from across the political spectrum congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential elections. The independent centrist and former economy minister won 65 percent of the votes counted compared to far-right rival Marine Le

In Jab at Erdogan, Rivlin Notes Jerusalem’s Jewish Majority Dates to Ottoman Period

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Tuesday sought to counter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s claim that Israel was attempting to “judaize” Jerusalem, with Rivlin noting the Jewish majority in Israel’s capital dates back to the Ottoman period.

“We have heard