Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Iranian President Vows to Continue Missile Tests

(JNS.org) Fresh off his re-election, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic will continue missile tests “if technically necessary.”

“Our missiles are for our defense and for peace; they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile

Israel Approves Economic Benefits Package for Palestinians

(Ilana Messika/TPS) In a move intended to build confidence with Palestinians ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and against the backdrop of U.S. efforts to advance negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the security cabinet approved an economic benefits package for Palestinians on Sunday

Trump Warns Abbas: No Preconditions on Negotiations

In his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month, U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear that Washington would support an initiative to normalize relations between Israel and the Persian Gulf states regardless of whether a solution to the Palestinian issue is found, if Ramallah sets preconditions for

Matnat Chaim:  A True Gift of Life

A Rav from the settlements, a wounded IDF veteran and an Arab doctor are all in one room. Sounds like the opening line of a “corny” joke! Not in the least. This scenario actually did take place at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, on Lag Ba’Omer, May 14. Rav A, 45, a native of Toronto, who made aliyah as a

Shalvat Chayim Is a Godsend for Families

The Jewish Link had the good fortune of a visit from Rabbi Israel Ettinger, executive director of Shalvat Chayim, an organization that oversees group homes for “those who have never been at home with themselves.” It is similar to Ohel and originally instituted in 1978. Its developers realized the need to serve soldiers

The State of Fertility in Israel

Last time, we discussed the unique state of fertility in Israel. We will now assess the impact of health insurance laws on access to fertility treatments.

What is the Israeli law regarding fertility treatments?

In most

400 Enjoy 21st Annual Max and Ruth Schwartz Sderot Hesder Institutions Dinner

On Tuesday evening, May 9, the Max and Ruth Schwartz Sderot Hesder Institutions celebrated its 21st “Ach Tov V’Chessed” Anniversary with a gala dinner at Terrace on the Park. Over 400 attendees came together to support and pay tribute to the miracle of the Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot and the

David Friedman Officially Takes Up Post in Israel

(TPS) The new U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman presented his diplomatic credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a ceremony held on Tuesday at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

President Rivlin welcomed the American ambassador, saying, “I am happy

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