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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Israel/World

OU’s Allen Fagin Appointed Co-Chair of NY-Israel Commission; Joins Cuomo on Solidarity Mission to Israel

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Jerusalem in an expression of solidarity with the Jewish community, accompanied by the Orthodox Union’s Executive Vice President Allen Fagin.

Following a meeting with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the governor announced

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley: Palestinians Must Stop Incitement, Engage in Direct Peace Talks With Israel

(Barney Breen-Portnoy/ algemeiner.com) The Palestinian Authority must “stop its incitement to violence” and engage with Israel in “direct peace negotiations, rather than looking to the U.N.,” a top American diplomatic official said on Tuesday.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki

Bennett Preparing for National Leadership With Likud Merger

(israelnationalnews.com) Jewish Home leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett believes that elections are not yet on the horizon. He estimates that the Netanyahu investigations will not lead to an indictment, but like his coalition colleagues he is also preparing for elections. Bennett has brought forward the internal

Trump Starts Congress Speech by Noting Wave of Anti-Jewish Threats and Attacks

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump began his address to Congress Tuesday night by calling attention to the recent nationwide wave of anti-Jewish threats and attacks.

“Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path

At Least 21 JCCs, Jewish Schools, ADL Office Targeted in Latest Bomb Threats

(JNS.org) At least 21 Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and Jewish day schools were targeted with bomb threats Monday in the latest wave of threats against the U.S. Jewish community in recent weeks. In addition to dozens of bomb scares, Jewish cemeteries near St. Louis and in Philadelphia have been vandalized.

Vandals Target Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery in Most Recent Attack on US Jewish Sites

(JNS.org) Hundreds of headstones were found overturned Sunday in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia in the latest attack targeting the American Jewish community.

According to reports, police arrived at Mount Carmel Cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia early Sunday morning

Republican Senators Reintroduce Bill to Cut US Funding to Palestinian Authority

(JNS.org) A group of leading Republican senators reintroduced legislation Tuesday seeking to cut off all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the PA continues its policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) proposed the measure, the Taylor Force

Meir Tolchin Enjoys the Learning and Warm Environment at Orayta

Meir Tolchin is studying in Yeshivat Orayta in the Old City of Jerusalem. He is from Teaneck, New Jersey, and attended Yeshivat Noam and TABC. His family davens at Congregation Beth Abraham.

His plans for next year? Staying for at least part of shana bet at Orayta, then afterward

White House Acknowledges Anti-Semitic Rise Amid JCC Threats, Vandalism

Eleven more JCCs received threats on Monday, bringing the total to 54 threats in 27 states.

(JNS.org and combined sources) Antisemitism is “horrible” and “has to stop,” US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to the National Museum of African American

Israeli Consulate, WJC Engage Students to Fight BDS

We live in a time when movements like BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), Free Palestine and SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) are rampant in colleges across America; this strong 

anti-Israel sentiment pervades campus culture, and Jewish and pro-Israel groups on

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely: ‘It Is Time to Look Past the Two-State Solution’

(CPMAJO release) Asserting the Jewish claim to Judea and Samaria, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ Leadership Mission today that a two-state solution is “impossible.” “The Palestinians are not interested in a state, they want Israel

Israeli Military Expert on Newly Appointed US National Security Adviser McMaster: ‘The Right Man in the Right Place’ for America, Jewish State

(Ruthie Blum/algemeiner.com) General Herbert Raymond (H.R.) McMaster is “the right man in the right place” for both America and the Jewish state, an Israeli military expert told the Hebrew news site nrg on Tuesday about the U.S. president’s appointment of his new national security adviser, who will replace the