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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israel/World

Friends of the IDF Sponsors Annual Lone Soldier Errand Day

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will be holding its fourth annual Lone Soldier Errand Day on Thursday, February 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beit Hachayal in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Errand Day was established four years ago in response to the sentiment expressed by many lone soldiers that

AMIT Yom Yerushalayim Mission Will Give Participants Unique Perspective on Education in Israel

Jerusalem—AMIT, Israel’s premier educational network, will organize a five-day mission to Israel this spring culminating in a memorable Yom Yerushalayim experience. The trip is scheduled for May 21-25 and is focused on allowing AMIT’s supporters to experience the magical experience of Yom Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. The group will be

Inbal Jerusalem Hotel Lobby Showcases Artwork of Local Charity

Jerusalem—The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, the city’s leading deluxe hotel and the destination for many major conference and solidarity missions, is featuring a new charity as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative. Recently occupying the space is The Frankforter Center for the Aged, a non-profit day care center for

17 JCCs Targeted in Third Wave of Bomb Threats

(JLNJ Staff) On Tuesday morning, at least 17 Jewish community centers in at least 11 states across the United States received threatening phone calls in the third wave of such threats to JCCs over the past month. Among the centers that were targeted this week were the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in

Hamas Has Restored Rocket, Tunnel Capabilities

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Hamas has entirely rebuilt the military strength it had at the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in June 2014, a senior defense official said Tuesday.

Hebrew-language Channel 2 reported that the terror group has rebuilt tunnels and replaced its stockpile of missiles

Army Forces Blockade Amona

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The IDF has deployed troops to blockade Amona. Bulldozers have blocked off all the approaches except the main entrance, which is under military control. Only residents whose ID cards state they live in Amona are being allowed in.

Earlier today, the government issued the

Netanyahu to Meet Trump on Feb. 15

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Prime Minister Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 15 in Washington.

The meeting, the first for the leaders since Trump took office on January 20, will cover a range of topics, including trade, Israel-Palestinian

Israel and Turkey Renew Diplomatic Dialogue for First Time in Six Years

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem will visit Turkey next week in a move meant to renew dialogue between Jerusalem and Ankara for the first time in six years.

Rotem is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart and with Istanbul Governor

Israeli Military Sees Spike in Number of Women Serving in Combat Units

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The upward swing in the number of women in combat units of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continues, with about 2,800 women slated to serve in combat roles this year.

The number of women serving in combat roles in the IDF’s Home Front Command is up 38

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