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Monday, September 23, 2019

Israel/World

Who Will Emerge From Election Deadlock?

Editor’s note: At press time, the Israeli election was still too close to call, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party in a virtual tie with former military chief Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party.

Israel’s hyper-democratic parliamentary

Trump Announces He Will ‘Substantially’ Increase Sanctions on Iran

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he has ordered U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran.

Trump’s tweet came four days after Iran attacked two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Sept. 14.

The

Report: Israel Behind Strike Near Iraq-Syria Border

(JNS) Israel appeared to be behind a strike this week against Iranian militias near the Iraq-Syria border, according to media reports in both countries.

The strike in the eastern Syrian city of Al-Bukamal occurred a week following Israel hitting posts of Iranian-backed militias and an arms depot in

Israeli Indoor Navigation App Navin Comes to America

Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Center mall is one of the indoor locations in which the Navin app can help visitors navigate. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Mobile apps like Google Maps and Waze are great when you’re outdoors and your device can connect with the many GPS satellites circling the earth.

Meet the Future at Boys Town

(Courtesy of Boys Town) On a recent visit to Intel Jerusalem, the youngest generation of robotics enthusiasts met face-to-face with the very newest generation of computer processing chips now being readied for the market. Although Intel Jerusalem—the giant corporation’s global development center for autonomous cars and

OU Israel Celebrates 40th Anniversary With 5,000 In Rishon L’tzion Park

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union’s Israel arm celebrated its 40th anniversary in a gala concert in Rishon L’tzion Park featuring international entertainer Yaakov Shwekey. Drawing more than 5,000 Israelis and visitors, the program featured odes to The Special Children’s Center, three boys murdered by terrorists

Charles Kupperman, Bolton’s Acting Replacement, Is Jewish

(JNS) Following the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, Charles Kupperman has taken up the post on an interim basis.

Kupperman, a former defense-contractor executive, served in the Reagan administration

Netanyahu Vows To Annex All Settlements, Starting With Jordan Valley

(JNS) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this week that if he is re-elected, he will apply sovereignty over all settlements in Judea and Samaria, starting with the Jordan Valley.

Netanyahu said the steps would be taken

Firefighters Rescue Torah Scrolls From Historic Duluth Synagogue

(JNS) Firefighters managed to salvage Torah scrolls from a 120-year-old synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota, before an overnight fire this week that started in a storage room wound up destroying the building.

Leaders of

Pompeo: Trump Could Meet Rouhani With ‘No Preconditions’

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a U.N. General Assembly meeting, with “no preconditions,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week.

Pompeo’s remarks came during a news briefing to unveil new sanctions against Iran, including against

Seventh Century BCE Stamp Bearing Name of King David’s Son Unearthed in Jerusalem

(i24NEWS) A minute stamp seal from 2,600 years ago bearing the name of King David’s son was recently found in an excavation site in Jerusalem, the City of David Foundation announced Sunday in a press release.

The seal, believed to be used by the highest ranking ministers in ancient

Starting a New Chapter at Naale

It’s not always easy to pack one’s bags, travel to a new country and leave family and friends behind. This is especially true when you’re a teenager leaving home for the very first time.

For Naale Elite Academy students, leaving the nest may be bittersweet, but in doing so, they