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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Israel/World

A Seat at the Table: Promoting Disability Inclusion at the Passover Seder

When done right, the Passover seder is the ultimate opportunity for experiential learning. Centered around our children, the seder provides countless opportunities for the inclusion and engagement of children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

After many weeks of practice at school and at

Victory for Israel’s Right

With nearly all the votes counted, at press time it appeared likely that Benjamin Netanyahu would remain as prime minister, despite his Likud Party coming in a virtual tie with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz.

With 97 percent of poll sites reporting, Likud and Blue and White

US Officially Designates Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a Terrorist Entity

(JNS) The Trump administration announced this week that the United States will officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group.

“Today, I am formally announcing my administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its

Senators Submit Resolution on Protections for Israeli-Americans Against Bias

(JNS) A resolution has been introduced by three Republican senators that recognizes Israeli-Americans for their heritage and culture, and as a group that should have protections against discrimination.

Introduced by Sens. Kevin

Foreign Investment in Israel Jumped 30 Percent From 2015-17

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Foreign investment in Israel jumped 30 percent in two years, according to a new report from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The report states that foreign investments in Israel totaled $129.1 billion for

Airbnb Reverses Plans to Ban Israeli Listings in Judea and Samaria

(TPS) The Airbnb global tourism company announced that it will not boycott Israeli properties in Judea and Samaria and will not implement its anti-Israel boycott.

The company announced Tuesday that after having settled all

Voices in the PA: We Have Fooled Ourselves, Must Rethink Strategy

(TPS) The official Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership assailed Israel for its democratic elections, charging that Israel “voted no to peace and yes to apartheid.”

“Regrettably, Israelis overwhelmingly voted for candidates that are unequivocally committed to entrenching the status quo of

UK Paper Exposes Labour Party Leader’s Failure to Act Against Anti-Semitism

The UK Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has failed to take action against hundreds of cases of anti-Semitism by party members despite more than 850 recorded complaints, the Sunday Times reported.

A hard drive obtained by the British weekly newspaper reportedly contained a

Jordan Uneasy About Trump Peace Plan

In recent months, US presidential advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have increased their contacts with elements in the region, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, towards the goal of finalizing the plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace known as the “deal of the century.”

Ohr Torah Stone Lauds Resolution of Egged Employee Get Case

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), the modern Orthodox network of 27 institutions that has become a leader advocating for women wrapped in the agunah crisis, lauds the apprehension of the recalcitrant husband of one of its Yad La’isha clients in what was one of the most high-profile cases of its kind.

We Must Never Stop Searching for My Father, Ron Arad

Yuval Arad was a year and three months old when her father embarked on a mission from which he did not return. She never gave up hope of seeing him again. Thirty-two years after the IAF navigator was captured in Lebanon, his daughter still has hope of one day uncovering the mystery of his disappearance.

Jerusalem College of Technology Awards Inaugural Scholarship Named for Female Trailblazer

(Courtesy of JCT) The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), a leader in providing high-level science and technology education to religious students in Israel and worldwide, announced the first recipient of a new scholarship for outstanding computer or engineering students.

Ahuva Cohen, 19, a