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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Haifa Sitting on a Chemical Volcano

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav has demanded the government act to swiftly remove the ammonia storage facilities in Haifa Bay, following publication of a report by Prof. Ehud Keinan of the Technion, the former dean of the university’s chemical engineering faculty.

The report says

Understanding the Implications of New Jewish Construction in ‘East’ Jerusalem

Following the Israeli government’s announcement of plans to approve nearly 800 apartments in Jewish communities located in contested eastern sections of Jerusalem, residents, experts and government officials say the new housing projects will not hinder Israel’s ability to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian

World Holocaust Remembrance Day at the UN

Remembering the Victims in a Hall That Seems to Easily Forget

Entering the General Assembly for the first time since I was a kid on a class trip to the United Nations seemed unusual. The institution that we have been vilifying for so long due to its insatiable appetite to

Help Out By Stocking the Kosher Food Pantry

A great way to end yeshiva week was to deliver groceries to the kosher food pantry in Teaneck at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ! The kids always have a great time stocking new items. Call Ellen Finkelstein at 201-837-9090 to find out what items the pantry needs.

Trump Administration Creates  New Calculus For US-Russia-Israel Triangle

Israel’s relations with Russia remain friendly and pragmatic, yet simultaneously full of tension, in the early days of America’s Trump era.

Following President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric on seeking rapprochement with Russia, his administration signaled Jan. 23 that it would be open to

Talia Levie Loves Learning at Midreshet Moriah and Experiencing Israel

Talia Levie is studying at Midreshet Moriah in the Beit HaKerem neighborhood of Jerusalem. She is from Teaneck, and enjoyed every day of her four years at Frisch School. Her family davens at Congregation Keter Torah.

Her plans for next year? Stern College for Women, where she hopes to

Help Torat Reva Yerushalayim Send Mishloach Manot/Matanot L’evyonim to Jerusalem’s Impoverished Elderly

Jerusalem—Torat Reva Yerushalayim, a non-profit organization based in Jerusalem, is pleased to announce that they will once again be preparing mishloach manot/matanot l’evyonim packages that will be hand delivered to the neglected and homebound elderly of Jerusalem. The packages will include healthy snacks, gifts and Purim

State Department to Review Obama’s Last-Minute Aid to the PA

The State Department confirmed to The Jewish Link that it is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send over $220 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the final hours of the Obama administration.

On Monday, The Associated Press published an article

White House Mum on Latest Israeli Settlement Construction Announcement

(JNS.org) In a departure from the Obama administration, the White House was mum on the latest announcement of Israeli settlement construction.

On Tuesday, Israel approved the construction of 2,500 new homes for settlers in Judea and Samaria, which was the largest announcement in several

Israeli Rape Victim Recognized as Victim of Hate Crime

(Ilana Messika/TPS) A Jewish student who was sexually assaulted by a group of Palestinians was granted recognition as the victim of a “hate crime,” meaning she will be entitled to the benefits accorded to victims of terror.

Defense Ministry Attorney Yedidya Oron said the decision was based

White House Says ‘No Decision’ Yet on Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS.org) White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that “no decision” has been made on the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We’re at the very early stages of that decision-making process,” Spicer told reporters after being asked how the

Israeli Team Among Five Finalists in Google’s Race to the Moon

(TheTower.org Staff) An Israeli team was named as one of the five finalists for Google’s prestigious Lunar X-Prize, the technology giant announced on Tuesday.

Participants in the contest, which must be mainly funded by private sources, have until the end of 2017 to land a spacecraft on the