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Friday, August 18, 2017

Israel/World

Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation in Support of Jerusalem Embassy Move

(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate urged President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise of relocating the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, unanimously passing legislation in support of the move Monday.

The Senate voted 90-0 in favor of a resolution introduced in May by Majority

Haley: It’s a New Day for Israel at the UN

(TPS) “I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the U.N. has bullied Israel for a very long time,” United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday as she arrived in Jerusalem for a three-day visit. “We’re not going to let that happen. It is a new day for Israel at the United Nations.”

Jordan Bans Screening of ‘Wonder Woman’ Over Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

(JNS.org) Jordan has banned a screening of the newly released “Wonder Woman” superhero film over Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s leading role, and has warned domestic theaters not to show the film until an official government decision has been made.

“Wonder Woman” was already banned in

Erdan Launches Anti-BDS Website in New York

(Ilana Messika/TPS) Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan launched a website Sunday aimed at combating the boycott, divestments and sanctions (BDS) movement and incitement against the State of Israel. The 4IL website will provide multimedia content that will be available to millions of pro-Israel activists around the

Netanyahu: London Bombers ‘Worship Death’

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) The international community will not be terrorized by people who “murder indiscriminately,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday following an attack that killed seven people and wounded dozens in the British capital.

Speaking during a state visit to Liberia for

Debbie Krug Shohat: Two Homes Are Where My Heart Is

From: Teaneck, New Jersey. Debbie attended RYNJ from Pre-K through eighth grade, then continued onto Bruriah High School. She was involved in NCSY, JESC, Our Way and Yachad, and attended NCSY Jolt after her senior year.

Gap year at Midreshet Orot in Elkana

Six-Day War Widows Still Grieve in Silence 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, valiant IDF forces crushed the formidable Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian armies during six days of intense warfare between June 5 and June 10, 1967, which resulted in the liberation of Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and the holy city of Jerusalem. Jews all over the world still revel in this astonishing feat.

Savoring 50 Years of Our Yerushalayim

Jerusalem—The culmination of our three-day-plus celebration of Yom Yerushalayim 2017 took place on the spot where 52 years earlier, in November 1965, my Machon Gold friends and I went shopping for the souvenirs we would bring home to our families after spending only six months in Yerushalayim.

Trump Rebukes Abbas Over Palestinian Incitement

New details emerged Sunday about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem last week, suggesting it may not have been as friendly as the Palestinians sought to portray it.

A senior Palestinian official privy to the details said

Norway Demands Palestinians Return Funding for Youth Center Named After Terrorist

The charred remains of the Israeli bus hijacked by Palestinian terrorists in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, which was masterminded by female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi (Credit: MathKnight via Wikimedia Commons)

Acting immediately on a report issued Friday by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Norway

Democrats, Jewish Groups Join Trump in Protesting Palestinian Terror Payments

Washington—Prominent Democrats and major U.S. Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump in calling on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop making payments to imprisoned terrorists and their families.

Trump raised the issue during his May 3 meeting with PA President Mahmoud

Israeli Scientist Helps Discover ‘A Whole New Jupiter’

Less than a year into its planned three-year study of the planet Jupiter, NASA’s Juno research spacecraft already has revealed or confirmed facts that the Juno Science Team—including Yohai Kaspi of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science—could only guess at previously.

“We