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Friday, August 18, 2017

Israel/World

Palestinian Source: Report That Terror Payouts Will End Is ‘Likely Untrue’

(JLNJ and combined sources) Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both rebuffed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s claim that the PA will no longer pursue its policy of paying the families of convicted terrorists.

“I have to say that I didn’t see any indication that the

50th Anniversary of Jerusalem’s Reunification Marked at BPY

Wednesday, June 7, marked the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and the conclusion of the Six-Day War. State representatives, including Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Consul for Public Diplomacy Galit Peleg, joined a statewide event at Ben Porat Yosef in

GOP Israel Ally Steve Scalise Among the Wounded in Virginia Shooting Incident

(Ben Cohen/Algemeiner.com and combined sources) Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a top Capitol Hill ally of Israel, was among five people wounded, including the gunman, on Wednesday morning in a shooting at a baseball field in Virginia.

At press time, the shooter, James

Nearly 10,000 Athletes Will Participate in 20th Maccabiah

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Some 7,000 foreign athletes from 80 countries will arrive in Israel on July 4 for the 20th Maccabiah Games, where they will join around 2,500 Israeli athletes in the quadrennial Olympic-style competition for the Jewish world.

The games, which this time around are themed “80

Israeli Killed in NYC Citi Bike Accident

(Nat Golden – YWN/AP) A 36-year-old man riding on a Citi Bike in Manhattan was struck and killed by a bus, becoming the first fatality involving the city’s four-year bike-share program.

Authorities say Dan Hanegby, z”l, of Brooklyn, was riding in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood

Netanyahu Calls for Dismantling of UNRWA After Terror Tunnel Discovery

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday called for the dismantling of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following the discovery of a Hamas terror tunnel dug underneath two of the U.N. body’s schools in Gaza.

“Hamas

St. Louis Man Behind Some Jewish Institutions Bomb Threats Pleads Guilty

(JNS.org) The St. Louis man accused of being behind some of this year’s bomb threats against American Jewish institutions plead guilty Tuesday to cyberstalking charges, saying he threatened the institutions to disrupt his ex-girlfriend’s life and cause her “great distress.”

“For this,

Publication of Pro-Terrorist Ad in The Forward Raises Eyebrows in Jewish Media World

The decision by the Jewish weekly newspaper The Forward to publish a paid advertisement supporting imprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is being questioned by some editors of other American-Jewish newspapers.

The full-page ad appeared in The Forward’s June 2 edition. It

Hebron Fund Marks Yom Hevron 50th Anniversary With Celebrations

Thursday, June 8, marked the 50th anniversary of Yom Hevron, or Hebron Day, on the Gregorian calendar. In Hebron, a major jubilee event and concert took place two weeks ago to celebrate the Hebrew date of this monumental day. Hebron is home to arguably the oldest Jewish community in the world,

Religious Zionists of America (RZA) Enjoys Yom Yerushalayim Celebration

The Religious Zionists of America led an effort that brought more than 500 people from dozens of communities across the United States to participate in a four-day mega-Yom Yerushalayim celebration in Israel on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. The

‘Finding the Best in Ourselves:’ Unity Week  in Memory of Gil-Ad, Naftali and Eyal, H”yd

The 15th of Sivan, June 13, marked the third anniversary of the kidnapping of Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrach, H”yd. On Thursday evening, June 1, the 7th of Sivan, Unity Week in memory of the beloved sons of Am Yisroel was launched in Talmon, the Binyamin community where the Shaer family resides. A

Former Marriott Exec Joins Inbal Jerusalem as New Head of Sales and Marketing

Jerusalem—The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, the award-winning, deluxe hotel situated in the heart of the city, has appointed Sharon Dayan as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Dayan, a native Israeli, most recently was head of national sales for several Marriott brands in Mexico.