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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Israel/World

Voices in the PA: We Have Fooled Ourselves, Must Rethink Strategy

(TPS) The official Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership assailed Israel for its democratic elections, charging that Israel “voted no to peace and yes to apartheid.”

“Regrettably, Israelis overwhelmingly voted for candidates that are unequivocally committed to entrenching the status quo of

UK Paper Exposes Labour Party Leader’s Failure to Act Against Anti-Semitism

The UK Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has failed to take action against hundreds of cases of anti-Semitism by party members despite more than 850 recorded complaints, the Sunday Times reported.

A hard drive obtained by the British weekly newspaper reportedly contained a

Jordan Uneasy About Trump Peace Plan

In recent months, US presidential advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have increased their contacts with elements in the region, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, towards the goal of finalizing the plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace known as the “deal of the century.”

Ohr Torah Stone Lauds Resolution of Egged Employee Get Case

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), the modern Orthodox network of 27 institutions that has become a leader advocating for women wrapped in the agunah crisis, lauds the apprehension of the recalcitrant husband of one of its Yad La’isha clients in what was one of the most high-profile cases of its kind.

We Must Never Stop Searching for My Father, Ron Arad

Yuval Arad was a year and three months old when her father embarked on a mission from which he did not return. She never gave up hope of seeing him again. Thirty-two years after the IAF navigator was captured in Lebanon, his daughter still has hope of one day uncovering the mystery of his disappearance.

Jerusalem College of Technology Awards Inaugural Scholarship Named for Female Trailblazer

(Courtesy of JCT) The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), a leader in providing high-level science and technology education to religious students in Israel and worldwide, announced the first recipient of a new scholarship for outstanding computer or engineering students.

Ahuva Cohen, 19, a

The Tragedy of Poverty and Loneliness Among Holocaust Survivors

On the second week of the month, Raffi, a volunteer with the Jaffa Institute’s Accompanying the Elderly program, knocks on Mali’s door. He is greeted by a warm smile and the comforting aroma of a fresh pot of coffee. On the table, two cookies are placed on a glass plate, framed by a floral doily on the table. Raffi recognizes

After 37 Years, a Father and Son Can Rest

In a visit to Moscow that occurred prior to the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin: the remains of fallen Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel. Baumel, who had been missing in action since the first war in Lebanon in 1982, has finally been laid to rest in Jerusalem. His

Heading Into Election, Bibi Still Leads

Just one week ahead of the elections, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party does not have enough votes to create a bloc larger than the right, despite being successful in taking some votes from the center, and Prime Minister Netanyahu is still in a position to form the next government, Bar-Ilan University Prof. Jonathan Rynhold

After 37 Years, Body of Missing Soldier Zachary Baumel Returned to Israel

(Vosizneias.com) Close to 40 years after he went missing in action following the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, the body of Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel has been returned to Israel for burial.

Baumel’s body was repatriated to Israel via a third country several days ago and identified by his DNA at

Israeli UN Envoy Hails General Assembly’s Condemnation of Anti-Semitism Following Diplomatic Battle

(Algemeiner) Israel’s envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday hailed the passage of a General Assembly resolution on hate crimes that was amended to include a specific condemnation of anti-Semitism as “an Israeli achievement at the U.N. and a crushing loss to the forces of hatred.”

Danny Danon,

US Considering Further Iran Sanctions, Extension of Certain Waivers

(JNS) The United States is considering additional sanctions against Iran that would hit areas not previously targeted, a senior Trump administration official told reporters on Monday.

The fresh sanctions would be enacted in May, a year after the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, reported