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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Israel/World

Europe Blames Israel for Gaza’s Humanitarian Situation

(Hezki Baruch/Arutz Sheva) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Tuesday voted by a majority of 46 to 12, with two abstentions, to approve a report blaming Israel for the humanitarian situation in Gaza and accusing Israel of “systematic and illegal” killings of Gazans.

The

Spanish Courts Deal Double Blow to BDS Movement

ACOM, an Israel lobby group that works to combat BDS in Spain, dealt a double blow to the boycott movement this past week after garnering two legal victories in municipalities in Madrid and Barcelona.

A Madrid court ruled against the City Council of Rivas Vaciamadrid, a town of some 80,000 inhabitants in

Israel Sci-Tech Schools and Israel Aerospace Industries ‘Launch for Tomorrow’

Lod, Israel—Israel Sci-Tech Schools collaborated with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for “Launching for Tomorrow” Day at the Sci-Tech-Aerospace technological high school situated on the IAI campus in Lod, Israel. The program was designed to encourage innovation and excellence in technological education in Israel. The nearly

Chana Ross Explores Israel With a Tanach in Hand

Chana Ross is studying in Michlelet Mevesaret Yerushalayim (MMY) in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. Even though she was born in Efrat, she spent most of her childhood living on the college campuses of Cornell and Princeton Universities while her parents helped start JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus). Her family later

Kerry to PM: Paris Conference Will Have No Consequences

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry eased Israeli suspicions Sunday in a phone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he provided assurance that the Paris peace conference would not lead to any kind of concrete outcome at the U.N. Security Council or elsewhere.

Trump Says Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Will Help Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace

(JNS.org) Days before his Jan. 20 inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said that his son-in-law and incoming senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will help his administration broker a deal to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Jared is such a good lad, he will secure an Israel deal

Palestinians Claim They Will Cancel ‘Recognition’ of Israel If US Embassy Moves

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to “cancel” the Palestinians’ “recognition” of Israel if President-elect Donald Trump goes forward with moving America’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The official PA daily newspaper Al-Hayat

In Departing Interview, Obama Seeks to Downplay UN Move’s Impact on US-Israel Ties

(JNS.org) In the wake of his administration’s recent refusal to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, departing President Barack Obama sought to downplay the impact of his administration’s decision on U.S.-Israel relations.

“Because of our

Official From Anti-IDF Group ‘Breaking the Silence’: Shooting Israeli Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

(JNS.org) An official from Breaking the Silence (BtS), a left-wing NGO that publicizes the testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF soldiers to be terrorism.

Police Officer and Protester Killed, MK Injured in Negev Riot

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Sergeant Major Erez Levi, a 34-year-old police officer, was killed during a riot at the unrecognized Bedouin village of Um Al Hiran. In addition, Ya’akub Musa Abu al-Qi’an, a school teacher who lives in the village, was also killed. Several residents and police officers were injured, including MK Ayman

Terrorist Attack Thwarted by Israel Police

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Israel Border Police guards operating in East Jerusalem arrested on Monday an Arab resident from the Palestinian territories who revealed during his interrogation he had intended to carry out an attack on the security forces in East Jerusalem.

Border Police guards operating

Nazi Camp Excavations Unearth Pendant Like Anne Frank’s

Researchers conducting an archaeological excavation at the Sobibor extermination camp in eastern Poland, one of the most notorious Nazi death camps, have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to teenage diarist Anne Frank, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum said Sunday.