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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Israel/World

UN Sends Delegation of Ambassadors to Visit Rocket Site

(Arutz Sheva) This week, a delegation of U.N. ambassadors visiting Israel arrived in Ashkelon in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks against southern Israel. The ambassadors arrived at the home of Moshe Agadi, who was killed by a rocket that hit his home directly on Saturday

NYU Department Creates ‘Pledge of Non-Cooperation’ With Its Tel Aviv Campus

(Algemeiner) A pledge of non-cooperation with New York University’s Tel Aviv campus was announced last week by the school’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

Faculty members and students who publicly spearheaded the move, all supporters of

AIPAC Comes Out in Support of Israel’s Sovereignty in Golan Heights

(JNS) The American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States—has come out in support of companion congressional bills to enact into law President Donald Trump’s official recognition in March of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Is It Time for the IDF to Inflict ‘Massive Damage’ on Hamas?

As of Sunday evening, four Israeli civilians have been killed after terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched more than 600 rockets and mortars from Gaza into Israel. By doing so, Hamas and Islamic Jihad commit a double war crime by firing at civilians while hiding behind civilians. A delegation of U.S. ambassadors currently

Grieving With Poway

Bergenfield’s Rabbi Ari Sytner of YU talks about trauma counseling in San Diego.

Before this past Saturday, few had ever heard of Poway, Calif., a small city of 50,000 in San Diego County. But by now, everyone in the Jewish world knows that a 19-year-old gunman entered the

Ambassador Dermer: The New York Times Has Become a ‘Cesspool of Hostility’

(JNS and combined sources) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said this week that The New York Times has become a “cesspool of hostility” amid the publication’s international edition featuring anti-Semitic cartoons on April 25 over the same weekend that a Chabad-Lubavitch

Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and hate-crime charges.

Earnest showed no emotion in San Diego County

US Commemorates 40 Years of Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted a ceremony this week commemorating the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

Pompeo commended the two nations for the diplomatic milestone, and that the

Report: Saudi Arabia Offered Abbas $10 Billion to Accept Trump Peace Proposal

(JNS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion to accept U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming Mideast peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians, reported the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar.

From A to Israel: Amazon Prepares to Enter New Market

(JNS) Amazon is expected to enter the Israeli marketplace, with the online retailer sending an email this week to Israeli sellers already using its site “to register to reach customers in Israel,” reported Ynet.

Amazon will

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Lower in 2018, but Assaults and Vandalism Doubled

(JNS) There were 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, representing the third-highest figure of such incidents since 1979, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The highest number of anti-Semitic incidents was in 1994, with the second highest in 2017.

Yashar LaChayal Helps IDF Soldiers Celebrate Passover With Dignity

Passover is a joyous time for Israel’s soldiers. Many are on leave from the army and return home to celebrate the traditional seder meal. However, holiday joy is tempered with worry and stress for those soldiers who come from families that struggle financially. While on base they would be treated to a