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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Israel Memorial Day: The Yeshiva That Pays the Price

p style="text-align: justify;">When Rabbi Goren suggested that Israel’s annual Memorial Day be commemorated on the eve of Israel Independence Day, as a precedent he pointed to the juxtaposition of the Fast of Esther and Purim. Indeed, life in Israel continues to be punctuated by extremes of joy and pain. As was the case over the last few

69th Israel Independence Day Celebrations Are Tempered by Solemn Remembrances

During the next month, Israel will be enveloped by a flurry of observances ranging from the solemn Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) ceremonies to the festive 69th Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War/Reunification of Jerusalem celebrations.

Israel-Egypt Border Remains Closed as Terror Threat Persists

The National Security Council’s Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) said on Tuesday night that the Taba crossing to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula would remain closed to Israelis due to ramped-up activity by ISIS-affiliated terrorists in the volatile region and the threat they pose to Israeli civilians.

Israeli Economy Ranked Third-Most Stable in the World for 2016

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A nearly nonexistent inflation rate and low unemployment have helped propel Israel to the No. 3 spot on a list of the world’s most stable and promising economies for 2016 published by the Bloomberg financial news agency.

The list named Hong Kong as the most

UN: Allies Knew of Holocaust Years Earlier Than Previously Known

(JNS.org) Newly released United Nations documents reveal that the Allied powers knew about the Holocaust carried out by Hitler’s Nazi regime at least two-and-a-half years earlier than previously thought.

As early as December 1942, the United States, the United Kingdom and the former Soviet

Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal but Still Sponsors Terror, White House Says

(JNS.org) The White House notified the U.S. Congress Tuesday that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and that sanctions relief would be extended to Iran in return for the curbing of its nuclear program.

Yet the U.S. Department of State

Court Acquits Palestinian Terrorist of Murder in Joseph’s Tomb Attack Case

(JNS.org) Israel’s Samaria military court Tuesday sentenced Palestinian terrorist Nawad Fad to six years in prison for his role in a 2011 terror attack at Joseph’s Tomb that killed a 25-year-old man and injured four more Israelis.

The terrorist was acquitted of the murder of Ben-Yosef

Netanyahu: Barghouti Is a ‘Politician’ Like Assad Is a ‘Pediatrician’

The uproar in the Israeli political echelon continued on Tuesday against The New York Times for describing Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti as a “Palestinian leader and parliamentarian” and for omitting the fact that he is also a convicted murderer. The description of Barghouti appeared following an op-ed piece written by him and

Yeshivat Otniel: A New Spirit of Religious Zionism Blooms in the Chevron Hills

Many in the New Jersey Jewish community are fortunate to benefit from a familiarity with various Israeli yeshivot and midrashot, whether as alumni themselves or as parents of alumni or current students. These institutions, and aspects of their worldview, have made inroads in the American modern Orthodox community over the

AMIT Yud Ashdod Robotics Team Wins First Place in National Competition

Ashdod, Israel—The AMIT Yud Ashdod robotics team won the national innovation award at the FLL robotics competition for youth held last week at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. The “Roboteens” team, consisting of students from the eighth grade and led by their teacher Alejandra Pielnik, competed against 12 teams from across the country in the

Israeli Leaders: ‘World Cannot Remain Silent After Syrian Massacre’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “sharply condemned” the chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province on Tuesday and called on the international community to complete the process of removing all of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.

“When I saw pictures of babies

UNESCO Chief: ‘Jerusalem Is the Capital of King David’

(JNS.org) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has rebuffed attempts by the U.N. cultural body to deny a historic Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

“In the Torah, Jerusalem is the capital of King David, where Solomon built the Temple and placed the Ark of the Covenant,” Bokova said