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Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Netanyahu: Israel Preparing for ‘Forceful Strike’ Against Hamas

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Israel is readying plans for a “forceful military strike against Hamas,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this week.

Speaking with reporters while visiting Ukraine, he was asked whether his government could properly deal with the threat posed by the Hamas terrorist

Israel Makes Red Lines Clear as Washington Prepares Peace Plan

(Israel Hayom/JNS) “If the Trump administration’s peace plan contains elements that run counter to Israel’s interests, Prime Minister Netanyahu won’t hesitate to oppose them,” a senior Israeli official said this week.

The official told Israeli daily Israel Hayom that the Jewish state has made

Iranian Tanker Heads Towards Greece, Washington Warns Athens Not to Assist It

(JNS) An Iranian oil tanker freed by the United Kingdom sailed for Greece earlier this week, as Washington denounced its release from Gibraltar, and warned Athens and Mediterranean ports against assisting the ship.

“It’s unfortunate that that happened,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the

Replicating Hamas Terror, Hezbollah Launches Arson Attack in Israel’s North

(JNS) A fire that raged along Israel’s border with Lebanon on Friday appears to be the work of Hezbollah operatives, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 12 news.

With the attack, Hezbollah is apparently mimicking the numerous arson attacks that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have launched

Trump: Jews Who Vote for Democrats Show ‘Total Lack of Knowledge,’ ‘Great Disloyalty’

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump continued his criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). He also questioned how Jewish voters could support the Democratic Party knowing the anti-Israel bias among certain members.

“Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat—I think it

Water Polo Team Members In California HS Give Nazi Salute, Sing Nazi Song

(JNS) A group of 10 or so members of the boys’ water-polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, made a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song last year, according to a video first obtained by The Daily Beast.

The video was taken in November 2018 and shared on Snapchat among a small group

Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty to Threatening to Shoot Up JCC

(JNS) A self-identified white nationalist in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to threatening the Youngstown Jewish Community Center.

James Reardon Jr., 20, appeared in front of a municipal court judge this week following his arrest over the weekend.

He has been charged

Abbas: ‘Martyrs’ Are ‘Most Sacred Thing We Have’

(MEMRI/JNS) The Palestinians cannot be removed from their homeland, and every building built by the Zionist occupation will be destroyed, said Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in a video uploaded to his Facebook page earlier this month.

Speaking at the Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah, Abbas

Hamas Escalates Violence From Gaza to Mollify Restless Populace

A succession of security incidents on the Gazan-Israeli border in recent days has once again shattered a period of calm, casting fresh doubts on the ability of the ceasefire to hold up.

The incidents serve Hamas’s goal of putting pressure on Israel to agree to a longer-term arrangement, despite the

The Unlikeliest Absorption Center: A Soft Landing in Israel Through Disability Care and Inclusion

For most, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not without its challenges, and many new immigrants become frustrated while attempting to navigate Israeli bureaucracy,

242 Make Aliyah This Week, Dozens from NJ

There were 242 new olim (immigrants) from North America who landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday morning, bringing 41 future lone soldiers, 103 children, three sets of twins and a 28-day-old baby to Israel.

The olim, who arrived on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 60th specially chartered

El Al Flight Attendant Dies Four Months After Contracting Measles

(JNS) Israeli flight attendant Rotem Amitai, 43, died this week after contracting measles in late March, becoming the third fatality in an outbreak of the highly contagious disease in the country this year.

Amitai’s health deteriorated and was transferred to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in