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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Israel/World

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Compares U.S.-Mexico Border Situation to Gaza Strip

(JNS) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over the weekend compared the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border to that of Gaza and Israel.

“Do you know what I saw at the border? I saw Gaza,” said Tlaib, the first Palestinian American

Report: Hamas Calls for Renewal of Gaza Border Violence

(JNS) Hamas is calling on Gaza residents to return to the Israel-Gaza border on Friday to resume the “March of Return” protests following a three-week hiatus, Ynet reported.

The Gaza-based terror group published leaflets

Israel to Introduce UN Resolution Calling for Recognition of Mideast Jewish Refugees

(JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced this week that Israel will submit a resolution to the General Assembly to formally recognize Jewish refugees, or Mizrachi Jews, from Arab countries and Iran.

Netanyahu Sets out for Meeting With Pompeo in Portugal

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Portugal for a working dinner with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Before boarding the plane at Ben Gurion Airport, Netanyahu praised the American administration

New IAEA Head Wants Answers From Iran

(JNS) The new director general of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said this week that Iran still has to answer for the discovery of uranium particles at an undeclared site near Tehran.

IAEA head Rafael Grossi told the AP in an interview that the U.N. nuclear watchdog

Making Aliyah a Smooth Landing

(Courtesy of Olim Advisors) Packing up your stuff, deciding what to take with you or give away, closing down your phone line and electricity bills, selling your car—all the aspects of moving can be a huge source of frustration and seem endless. Add to that a new culture, language, schools, job, and you’ve got a recipe for some major

French Parliament Passes Resolution That States Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitism

“The urgent need for education on anti-Semitism, to recognize it and mobilize to confront it, is paramount,” said American Jewish Committee Paris director Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache.

France’s National Assembly in Paris has passed a nonbinding resolution that stated that

Israel Special Kids Fund Hires Josh Pruzansky as Director of Development

(Courtesy of Israel Special Kids) Israel Special Kids Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Pruzansky as its director of development, effective December 1.

Pruzansky has been involved in the Jewish communal world for more than 30 years. He brings decades of experience, having been

Likud Considers Snap Primary

Following Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s announcement that he will formally indict Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases, and the prime minister’s inability to form a parliamentary majority following two snap elections, calls are rising from within the ruling Likud Party for leadership primaries.

Ilhan Omar Is a ‘Qatari Asset’; Witness Confirms Jerusalem Post Report

(JPost) Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5th) was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government and passed sensitive information through intermediaries to Iran, a Florida court has been told.

The claims came during testimony by Kuwaiti-born Canadian businessman Alan Bender,

Iran to US, Allies: ‘If You Cross Our Red Lines, We Will Annihilate You’

(JNS) The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hossein Salami, has warned that the United States, Israel, Britain and Saudi Arabia would be destroyed “if they cross our red lines.”

“You have experienced our power in the battlefield and received a powerful slap across your face and

State Department: Settlements Are Legal

November 18 will long be remembered as a turning point in Middle East history. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement that Israeli settlements are not illegal, per se, is the most significant shift in U.S. Middle East policy in the past generation. Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital has been a matter of U.S. law