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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Israel/World

Hungary Signs New Holocaust Survivor Restitution Deal

Budapest—Agence France Presse reports that the Hungarian government announced a deal Saturday with the Conference of Material Claims Against Germany on reparations for Hungarian survivors living abroad, ending a year-long row over transparency and a freeze of payments to survivors.

Hungary had signed a five-year agreement with the Claims Conference

Egypt’s Revolution Strikes Back

Cairo—After four days of protests attended by tens of millions of people, and more than 40 deaths, the official announcement came from the Egyptian military on Wednesday a little after 9 p.m. local time. Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, as promised, presented the “road map.” This was not an outline or a proposal for change, but a full-fledged

Israeli Cabinet Approves ‘Historic’ Equal Service Bill; Does Not Apply To Israel’s Arabs

(JNS.org)—A  bill requiring eligible ultra-Orthodox men to report for military duty or civilian service in Israel was approved in a 14-4 vote by the Israeli cabinet.

The bill, proposed by a committee headed by Israeli Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri, states that starting in 2017, all eligible haredi men over the age of 18 will

Israel And Palestine Form Economic Committee

Bethelehem (Ma’an News Agency) – Israel and Palestine agreed on Tuesday to form a committee of economic experts to meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss economic issue between them, an official said. The decision was made in a meeting between Palestinian minister of finance ShukriBishara and his Israeli counterpart YairLapid and attended by several economic

Salafi Extremists Assert Power in Egypt

CAIRO—David Kirkpatric of the New York Times reports that Al Nour, the Salafi political party of ultraconservative Islamists, has emerged “as an unexpected political kingmaker in Egypt.”

Once seen as rank amateurs, Al Nour was the only Islamist party to support removing Morsi. After the coup, Al Nour’s  leader was photographed standing behind

Poll: 71 Percent Of Israelis Say Apology to Erdogan For Flotilla Incident Unjustified

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Seventy-one percent of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology to his Turkish Prime Minister RecepTayyipErdogan for the May 2010 Gaza flotilla incident was unjustified, a new poll revealed. The poll, commissioned by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and conducted over the

Investigation Approved on Arab Incitement Against Pro-IDF Christian Leader

(JNS.org) Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein has signed off on a secret investigation of Arab members of the Israeli Knesset over their alleged incitement against pro-IDF Christian leader Father Gabriel Nadaf, the Knesset’s Internal Affairs and Environment Committee said in a statement on Wednesday.

Although there were conflicting reports as to the

Program To Assist Needy Holocaust Survivors Battling Cancer

The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding destitute Holocaust survivors, is announcing the implementation of the Siggi B. Wilzig “Fighting Cancer Together” Program to provide Holocaust survivors suffering from cancer with assistance through four main avenues: co-pays, transportation, nutrition, and support group services. The program was

Lockheed to Build Technology Hub in Israel

(UPI)--Lockheed Martin plans to set up a technology development center in Israel. “The intention is to establish a local branch of Lockheed Martin in Israel in the field of information systems,” said Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for Global Solutions, Robert Eastman. Israel’s military intelligence is currently fast-tracking its cyber warfare

Syria Is Jihad Central: 6,000 Terrorists Flood New Al-Qaeda Training Ground

(Washington Times)—Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and are coming mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia,

Israel Casts Its Eye On Violent Sinai Region

Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the Sinai Peninsula, the former director of Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel

Likud, Shas Members Visit Ramallah

RAMALLAH—Ynet reports that dozens of members of the Likud and Shas parties visited Ramallah to meet with senior Palestinian officials in an event organized by the Geneva Initiative. The Israelis were greeted by the Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Yasser Abd Rabbo, and Fatah officials Nabil Shaath and Muhammed Madani. Shaath opened the meeting by