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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Mother of Halamish Terrorist Arrested on Incitement Charges

Israeli soldiers arrested the mother of 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist Omar al-Abed Tuesday on charges of “aggravated incitement,” following her son’s fatal stabbing of an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish, amid escalating tension over Jerusalem’s Temple

The Caretaker at Har HaMenuchot

Before visiting Har HaMenuchot, I had never been to a cemetery that I would describe as beautiful. But there was a certain beauty to Har HaMenuchot. Instead of being marked with foreboding gray tombstones, the graves were marked with rectangular, low headstones made of tan Jerusalem stone. Given its size, the cemetery

AMIT Students Win the Young Entrepreneur National Cup

Modiin, Israel—Students from AMIT Sutker Modiin Jr. and Sr. High School won first place in the “Young Entrepreneur” national competition last Thursday. The AMIT Sutker team will go on to represent Israel at the international entrepreneurship competition in Belgium next month.

Students from

Friends of Zion Museum Sheds Light on Non-Jewish Zionist Heroes

In today’s day and age, with anti-Israel sentiments floating ubiquitously through the press and social media, many Jewish Zionists are forced to adopt an us-against-the-world mentality, believing that they are the only group who has ever supported Israel’s right to existence. But thankfully, that is not the case. The Friends of

77 Celebrities From 22 Countries Enjoy Inbal Jerusalem During Jerusalem Film Festival

Ania Bukstein, Yevgenia Dodina and Nelly Tagor are among the celebrities staying at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel during the Jerusalem Film Festival, which begins this weekend. Renowned film industry professionals, including the noted producer Said Ben Said, singer Shlomi Shaban, actor Oshri Cohen,

President Trump Reluctantly Renews Iran Nuclear Deal

Since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2015, the American Jewish community has been holding its collective breath, tensely awaiting the day of its inevitable collapse. For many, the deal has factored singularly into their politics; they believe it restores power

Mesorah Holds Mezuzah Dedication on Visiting Day

The highlight of Camp Mesorah Visiting Day last Sunday was the k’viat mezuzah of the new Girls Campus Beit Midrash by Rav Meir Goldwicht, Rosh Kollel for Camp Mesorah (see photo on left).

In photo at right, YU President and Mesorah parent Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, left, stands with Ari Katz, Mesorah owner/director.

Police Close Temple Mount to Jewish Visitors

(TPS) Jerusalem police evicted a group of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount Wednesday for violating visitation rules and closed the holy site to Jews. Jewish groups have capitalized on the absence of Waqf (Islamic trust) officials in recent days to take advantage of relaxed police regulations governing Jewish visits to the site,

Mosques To Close Friday, Waqf Calls for Prayers Outside Al-Aqsa

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Islamic officials in Jerusalem said mosques around the city would be closed on Friday, and called on Muslims to hold Friday prayers around the perimeter of the Temple Mount compound to protest security measures at the site.

The call comes on the heels of a declaration of

Netanyahu Caught on Live Mic Bashing EU Over Israel

(Ilan Evyatar/TPS) Europe is undermining its own security by undermining Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday as he was caught on live microphone bashing the European Union at a meeting with the leaders of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia in Budapest.

“We

Hamas Calls for More Terror Attacks as Israel Reopens Temple Mount

(JNS.org) The Palestinian terror group Hamas called for additional terror attacks in Jerusalem, and against Israelis living in Judea and Samaria, as the Temple Mount gradually reopened Sunday afternoon with bolstered security.

In a terror attack near the flashpoint holy site Friday, three Arab

US Swiftly Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terror Attack in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman swiftly condemned Friday’s “despicable” terror attack in Jerusalem, in which three Arab terrorists killed two Israeli Druze police officers near the Temple Mount.

“Shocked and horrified by the despicable attack today in Jerusalem,”