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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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Trump Touts Iran, Middle East Policy in State of the Union

(JNS) In the annual State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump touted, albeit briefly, his policies on Iran and other areas of the Middle East.

Trump called out Tehran’s nuclear program and sponsorship of terrorism. He touted what the administration has called a “maximum pressure”

Kushner to Brief UN Leaders On Trump Peace Plan

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner will brief the U.N. Security Council regarding the Mideast peace plan presented by the Trump administration last week, a U.S. official said.

“Jared will

IDF Strikes Hamas Targets In Gaza After Three Rockets Fired Into Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The Israeli military carried out airstrikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip this week after terrorists based in the coastal enclave fired three rockets at southern Israel.

According to Palestinian

PA Warns Hamas May Seize The Moment to Rise to Power

(TPS) Palestinian Authority (PA) officials are warning that the PA’s weakness and the estimated end of Mahmoud Abbas’ era are a good time for Hamas to rise, as Fatah is engaged in a survival battle and the leadership’s future depends on Abbas’s moves.

While the PA and Fatah understand that the

Trump Peace Plan Shatters Oslo

With the presentation of its peace plan, titled, “Peace to Prosperity: A vision to improve the lives of the Palestinian and Israeli people,” the United States has essentially shattered the once-holy Oslo paradigm, having learned from the peace process’s failures and establishes a new path forward to resolving the

Netanyahu to Bring Naama Issachar Home From Russia: Secures Pardon from Putin

(Combined sources) The Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to pardon Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman who was backpacking in Russia and then jailed for allegedly possessing a small amount of a recreational drug, RIA state news agency reported on Wednesday.

Kobe Bryant Remembered At Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

Israeli basketball fans chanted Kobe Bryant’s name during a Maccabi Tel Aviv home game on Sunday night, January 26, following the news that the NBA legend had died hours earlier in a helicopter crash in southern California.

Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven

Hakarot Hatov: ‘Week of Thanksgiving’ to the Druze

The Druze and Jews relationship dates back to the time when Moses’ time in the Sinai when he met Jethro, the prophet, the father of Zipporah, Moses’ wife. Jethro guided Moses in how to organize the Jewish people. In Druze tradition Jethro is the father of the Druze people. This year, on March 15, Shabbat Parshat Yitro,

Baltimore's Rabbi Moshe Hauer Named Executive Vice President of Orthodox Union

Editor's note: At press time, The Jewish Link's editor Elizabeth Kratz spoke with Rabbi Moshe Hauer, who has been named by the Orthodox Union as its new executive vice president. This interview will appear online and in print in Jewish Link publications next week. 

Rabbi Moshe Hauer, the senior rabbi of Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion

World Holocaust Forum Threatened

As the nearly 50 heads of state from around the globe began preparing for their arrival in Israel this week to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum—on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp from the Nazis—the powers-that-be in the Palestinian

Netanyahu Vows to Annex Jordan Valley, Settlements ‘Immediately’ if Elected

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that if he wins Israel’s March 2 elections, he will annex not only the Jordan Valley but also all settlements in Judea and Samaria, “immediately” and “without exception.”

Netanyahu’s remarks came during a speech launching his Likud

Apple’s ‘Siri’ Tells Users Israel Is a ‘Zionist Occupation State’

(JNS) The internet was abuzz over the weekend when it was discovered that Apple’s built-in virtual assistant “Siri” was telling users that Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin is “the president of the Zionist occupation state.”