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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Jordan Refuses to Extradite Palestinian Terrorist After Anomalous US Request

(JNS.org) The Jordanian government has refused an anomalous U.S. request to extradite a Palestinian terrorist.

The Department of Justice’s extradition request for Ahlam Tamimi, who was behind a 2001 terror attack in Jerusalem that resulted in Israeli and American deaths, breaks with past U.S.

Mickey Mark Killer Sentenced to Two Life Terms

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The Judea Military Court sentenced Mohammed al-Amira to two life sentences and NIS 250,000 ($68,200) for the murder of Rabbi Michael (Mickey) Mark near the town of Otniel, south of Hebron, last July. Mark’s wife and two small children were also wounded in the attack.

Ammunition Hill Tour Opens 50th Anniversary Celebration in Jerusalem

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely led members of the international diplomatic corps in Israel on a tour of the Ammunition Hill heritage site in Jerusalem Tuesday, saying the visit marked the beginning of a two-month celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967.

How to End the Palestinian Authority’s ‘Pay-for-Slay’ Laws

Terror returned to Israel last week when a Palestinian terrorist, Saad Muhammad Ali Qaisya entered the West Bank home of an Israeli man and tried to stab him to death. Instead, the Israeli—whose wife and infant were also at home—successfully fended off Qaisya, grabbed a gun and killed him.

Annual Confab Galvanizes Anti-BDS Community, Offers Strategies to Curb Boycotts

Long admired in pro-Israel circles for his 2003 book, “The Case for Israel,” former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz is now making the case against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

“It’s not really a movement—it’s just a tactic directed against

Netanyahu, Greenblatt Meet for Five Hours, Seeking to Move Diplomatic Process Forward

A five-hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s advisor Jason Greenblatt ended Monday evening with a statement pledging commitment to finding a true, sustainable peace agreement and the need to improve living conditions in the Palestinian Authority.

Jordan Releases Terrorist Who Murdered Seven Israeli Girls in 1997

(Israel Hayom) A Jordanian soldier who in 1997 killed seven Israeli schoolgirls was released Sunday after serving 20 years in prison.

The attack took place on March 13, 1997, when Cpl. Ahmed Daqamseh of the Jordanian army opened fire on a group of seventh- and eighth-grade Israeli

AMIT Amichai Students Learn About the Final Frontier

Students at Yeshivat AMIT Amichai Rehovot were selected to participate in the flagship project of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries and the Tasiida Organization. The program will teach students about space systems in general and how to detect the presence of substances

Conference of Presidents Welcomes Senate Letter Calling for Intensified Efforts to Protect Jewish Communal Institutions

(CPMAJO release) Stephen M. Greenberg, chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, welcomed the letter signed by all 100 U.S. senators calling on the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and on the FBI to intensify their efforts to

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