jlink
Monday, September 23, 2019

Israel/World

Trump: Jews Who Vote for Democrats Show ‘Total Lack of Knowledge,’ ‘Great Disloyalty’

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump continued his criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). He also questioned how Jewish voters could support the Democratic Party knowing the anti-Israel bias among certain members.

“Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat—I think it

Water Polo Team Members In California HS Give Nazi Salute, Sing Nazi Song

(JNS) A group of 10 or so members of the boys’ water-polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, made a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song last year, according to a video first obtained by The Daily Beast.

The video was taken in November 2018 and shared on Snapchat among a small group

Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty to Threatening to Shoot Up JCC

(JNS) A self-identified white nationalist in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to threatening the Youngstown Jewish Community Center.

James Reardon Jr., 20, appeared in front of a municipal court judge this week following his arrest over the weekend.

He has been charged

Abbas: ‘Martyrs’ Are ‘Most Sacred Thing We Have’

(MEMRI/JNS) The Palestinians cannot be removed from their homeland, and every building built by the Zionist occupation will be destroyed, said Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in a video uploaded to his Facebook page earlier this month.

Speaking at the Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah, Abbas

Hamas Escalates Violence From Gaza to Mollify Restless Populace

A succession of security incidents on the Gazan-Israeli border in recent days has once again shattered a period of calm, casting fresh doubts on the ability of the ceasefire to hold up.

The incidents serve Hamas’s goal of putting pressure on Israel to agree to a longer-term arrangement, despite the

The Unlikeliest Absorption Center: A Soft Landing in Israel Through Disability Care and Inclusion

For most, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not without its challenges, and many new immigrants become frustrated while attempting to navigate Israeli bureaucracy,

242 Make Aliyah This Week, Dozens from NJ

There were 242 new olim (immigrants) from North America who landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday morning, bringing 41 future lone soldiers, 103 children, three sets of twins and a 28-day-old baby to Israel.

The olim, who arrived on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 60th specially chartered

El Al Flight Attendant Dies Four Months After Contracting Measles

(JNS) Israeli flight attendant Rotem Amitai, 43, died this week after contracting measles in late March, becoming the third fatality in an outbreak of the highly contagious disease in the country this year.

Amitai’s health deteriorated and was transferred to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in

US Army Inks Iron Dome Deal

(Defense News) The contract to purchase two Iron Dome systems for the U.S. Army’s interim cruise missile defense capability has been finalized, according to the deputy in charge of the service’s air and missile defense modernization efforts.

Pompeo: ‘Clock Is Ticking’ On Iran Arms Embargo

(JNS) Warning that sanctions and an arms embargo on Iran will expire in the coming months, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week urged America’s allies to pressure Iran to stop its “destabilizing behavior.”

“The

Hamas Threatens to Rain Barrages Of ‘Hundreds’ of Rockets on Israel

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, has said that during the next round of fighting between Israel and Hamas the terrorist organization would rain “hundreds of rockets” on the Jewish state at a time. Hamas claimed in June to have overwhelmed

Jordan Condemns Israeli Minister’s Call to Enable Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

(TPS) Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned statements by Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan who called for a change of the status quo on the Temple Mount that would enable Jews to pray at the holy site.

The Jordanian Ministry’s Spokesperson, Sufian al-Qudah, voiced the