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Friday, December 06, 2019

Israel/World

National Unity Government Is ‘Still Possible,’ Says Netanyahu

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed confidence this week that it was still possible to achieve a “robust” unity government, saying there was no need for the country to go back to elections.

Argentina Asks Azerbaijan To Arrest Iranian Suspect In 1994 AMIA Bombing

(JNS) Argentina is asking Azerbaijan to arrest an Iranian official visiting Baku in connection with the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Alí Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader

Report: Jordan Foils Plot Against Israeli and US Diplomats, Soldiers

(JNS) Jordan foiled a terrorist plot to attack Israeli and U.S. diplomats along with U.S. soldiers at a military base in the south of the country, Jordanian state-owned media has reported, according to Reuters.

The two suspects

OU Opens Campus Program at Bar-Ilan University to Serve Americans Studying in Israel

(JNS) With a rising number of young men and women from North America choosing to enroll in universities and colleges in Israel, the Orthodox Union’s Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) has opened its second campus program in Israel at Bar-Ilan University in Givat Shmuel, in partnership with World

Report: India Warns of Imminent Terror Threat to Israelis and Jewish Sites

(Israel Hayom/JNS) India’s intelligence service has warned Israel of immediate, specific threats to Jewish institutions and Israeli tourists in the country, Israeli and Indian media has reported.

India has shared with Israel specific information regarding advanced-stage plans by terrorist cells

Emergency-Response Units Near Gaza Receive Hundreds of Protective Vests From International Fellowship

(JNS) Amid more than 150 rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has launched an operation to distribute hundreds of protective vests to emergency-response units operating in Gaza, in addition to rescue and civilian-assistance agencies in the southern region.

Top Dems: Israel Risks Losing Aid

Three leading Democratic presidential candidates recently endorsed a new policy regarding U.S. military aid to Israel: It should be conditioned on Israel embracing policies toward the Palestinians favored by American progressives.

At the J Street conference last week, Sen. Bernie

Jewish Residents in Brooklyn’s Borough Park Assaulted In Separate Incidents

(JNS) A number of Jews in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park were attacked over the weekend.

One incident occurred when a group of men exited their vehicle and chased two ultra-Orthodox boys who were

Iran ‘Deserves Credit’ for ‘Building Our Strength,’ Said Hamas Chief

(JNS) Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar that the Islamic Republic of Iran was responsible for “building the strength” of the Palestinian terrorist organization by supplying it with both weapons and funding.

Trudeau’s New Government Expected to Maintain Steady Support for Israel

(JNS) Despite Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau overcoming corruption allegations and winning re-election last month, he is set to govern with a minority government that will likely include support from parties to the left of his Liberal Party, such as the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Green Party.

Haley: Sanders’ Vow to Divert US Aid Money From Israel to Gaza Is ‘Unreal’

(JNS) Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley criticized Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for proposing to divert some of the United States’ military aid to Israel toward humanitarian relief in the Gaza Strip.

“Just when you thought Bernie

Belgium’s First Female Prime Minister Is Also Jewish

(JNS) Belgium’s first female prime minister, Sophie Wilmès, is Jewish.

This week she replaced Charles Michel and will lead an interim government until a coalition is formed. Michel left for a European Union position