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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Israel/World

Dr. Miriam Adelson Receives Honorary Doctorate in Israel

(Courtesy of Bar-Ilan) Dr. Miriam Adelson, the distinguished physician, scientist and philanthropist who was awarded the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump, has now received an honorary doctoral degree from Israel’s Bar-Ilan University at a gala ceremony on its campus in Ramat Gan. The ceremony took

Yeshivas Mishkan HaTorah Offers Post Gap Year Learning in Yerushalayim

For many young men and women returning from one or two years of study in Israel post high school, referred to as their “gap year(s),” difficult decisions await them. Coming off their Israel experience, many realize that they wish to make their lives in Eretz Yisrael, or even just stay a little longer,

Buttigieg Promises to Re-Enter US Into Iran Nuclear Deal, Cut Aid Over West Bank Annexation

(JNS) Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump this week for withdrawing from the 2015 Iran deal in May 2018, saying that it was “close to a true ‘art of the deal,’” a reference to one of the president’s

US Reps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Purchase Iron Dome Air-Defense System

(JNS) U.S. Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) and Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced on Monday the U.S.-Israel Indirect Fire Protection Act of 2019 to authorize the Secretary of the Army to procure for the U.S. military two Iron Dome short-range air-defense-system

Government Turmoil Aside, Moldovan Premier Declares Embassy Move to Jerusalem

(JNS) Amid turmoil within Moldova’s government, the country’s prime minister announced this week that the Moldovan embassy in Israel will be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the Cabinet of Minister approved the sale of the plot of land for its construction.

Rep. Zeldin Expected to Reintroduce Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in Congress

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) is expected to reintroduce the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in the near future, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told JNS.

The congressman has been an outspoken critic of

White House: Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to Attend Bahrain Summit

(JNS) Egypt, Jordan and Morocco are expected to attend the Bahrain economic summit on June 25-26 as part of the first part of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Mideast peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.

Williamsburg Yeshiva Shuttered Amid Worst US Measles Outbreak in 25 Years

(JNS) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the current measles outbreak in the United States is the worst in over 25 years, as the City of New York closed another yeshiva in Brooklyn due to failure to vaccinate students.

According to a report on

Netanyahu Reveals Israel Is Carrying Out Preemptive Strikes Against Syrian Targets

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that the Jewish state was carrying out preemptive attacks against enemy targets, such as Iran and Hezbollah, in Syria.

“The chain of tests that we are dealing with is unending. We respond vigorously and with force to all attacks against us;

Trump, Other Leaders Offer Condolences on Passing of Nechama Rivlin

(JNS and combined sources) Nechama Rivlin, who passed away on June 4 at the age of 73—just one day before her 74th birthday—led a quiet life by the side of her husband, Reuven Rivlin, the current president of Israel.

Hamas Claims It Tried to Confuse Iron Dome System During May Fighting

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Hamas attempted to confuse Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense batteries during the recent round of fighting between Israel and terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, a commander in Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades told the organization’s Al Qassam website.

Israel’s Tourism Ministry: Visitor Entries Increased by 11% in May, compared to May 2018

(JNS) Around 440,000 tourist entries were recorded in Israel in May 2019, or 11.1% more than May of last year, and 26.8% more than that period two years ago, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

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