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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israel/World

UN Chief Reaffirms Jewish Ties to Temple Mount, Vows to Curb Bias on Israel

(JNS.org) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reaffirmed his recognition of Judaism’s historic ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount last week, during a meeting with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder in New York.

The meeting took place just hours after

Thousands Attend Anti-BDS Summit at United Nations Headquarters

(JNS.org) Over 2,000 pro-Israel activists and supporters convened at the United Nations headquarters in New York Wednesday to speak out against the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement.

The summit was convened by Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon, in partnership

Israel, US, Russia Reportedly Agree on Ousting Iran From Syria

(JNS.org) The U.S., Russia and Israel have reportedly agreed on the need to restrain and eventually expel Iran and its terror proxies from Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a consensus with the U.S. and Russia that pro-Iranian forces such as the Shi’a terrorist

US Reportedly Planning Israeli-Palestinian-Gulf Peace Summit

(JNS.org) The Trump administration is reportedly exploring whether or not to hold an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit that would be attended by Arab leaders from the Gulf states.

According to Israeli sources quoted by the Jerusalem Post, U.S. officials are quietly looking into the

At Arab League Summit, Abbas Denies Speculation of New Peace Plan With Israel

(JNS.org) While attending the Arab League Summit in Jordan, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas vehemently denied speculation regarding the possibility of the Palestinian leadership presenting a new peace plan.

“There are no new peace plans or initiatives,” Abbas said in an interview published Wednesday by the Jordanian daily

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