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Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Salafi Extremists Assert Power in Egypt

CAIRO—David Kirkpatric of the New York Times reports that Al Nour, the Salafi political party of ultraconservative Islamists, has emerged “as an unexpected political kingmaker in Egypt.”

Once seen as rank amateurs, Al Nour was the only Islamist party to support removing Morsi. After the coup, Al Nour’s  leader was photographed standing behind

Poll: 71 Percent Of Israelis Say Apology to Erdogan For Flotilla Incident Unjustified

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Seventy-one percent of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology to his Turkish Prime Minister RecepTayyipErdogan for the May 2010 Gaza flotilla incident was unjustified, a new poll revealed. The poll, commissioned by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and conducted over the

Investigation Approved on Arab Incitement Against Pro-IDF Christian Leader

(JNS.org) Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein has signed off on a secret investigation of Arab members of the Israeli Knesset over their alleged incitement against pro-IDF Christian leader Father Gabriel Nadaf, the Knesset’s Internal Affairs and Environment Committee said in a statement on Wednesday.

Although there were conflicting reports as to the

Program To Assist Needy Holocaust Survivors Battling Cancer

The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding destitute Holocaust survivors, is announcing the implementation of the Siggi B. Wilzig “Fighting Cancer Together” Program to provide Holocaust survivors suffering from cancer with assistance through four main avenues: co-pays, transportation, nutrition, and support group services. The program was

Lockheed to Build Technology Hub in Israel

(UPI)--Lockheed Martin plans to set up a technology development center in Israel. “The intention is to establish a local branch of Lockheed Martin in Israel in the field of information systems,” said Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for Global Solutions, Robert Eastman. Israel’s military intelligence is currently fast-tracking its cyber warfare

Syria Is Jihad Central: 6,000 Terrorists Flood New Al-Qaeda Training Ground

(Washington Times)—Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and are coming mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia,

Israel Casts Its Eye On Violent Sinai Region

Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the Sinai Peninsula, the former director of Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel

Likud, Shas Members Visit Ramallah

RAMALLAH—Ynet reports that dozens of members of the Likud and Shas parties visited Ramallah to meet with senior Palestinian officials in an event organized by the Geneva Initiative. The Israelis were greeted by the Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Yasser Abd Rabbo, and Fatah officials Nabil Shaath and Muhammed Madani. Shaath opened the meeting by

Survey: Most Israelis, Palestinians Support Two-State Solution

The Times of Israel—The majority of Israelis and Palestinians support a two-state solution, according to a new survey released by the Hebrew University’s Truman Institute and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. On both sides, however, respondents are pessimistic over the prospects of “an independent Palestine” being formed in the

Camp Shalom Bus Crash Sends Campers to Hospital

Old Tappan—A bus crash injured six Camp Shalom campers on June 8 after the bus rear-ended a pick-up truck in Old Tappan. The campers, on their way home to Bergenfield and Teaneck, went to Hackensack University Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with mild injuries.

The driver of the pick-up went with two of the six injured campers to

NORPAC Hosts Senate Candidate Rep. Frank Pallone

Englewood—NORPAC President Dr. Ben Chouake recently hosted an event for Representative Frank Pallone. Pallone, whose congressional district includes large Jewish populations in both Highland Park and Edison, is running in the special primary election announced to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Congressman Pallone has been a

Al Jazeera Exodus: 22 Reporters Quit in Protest of Bias

(Combined Services)

Qatar—Gulf News reports an Exodus of 22 reporters at Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab broadcaster, once highly vaunted for its objectivity. The cause of the walkout? Pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias in reporting from Egypt. They were ordered to skew their stories in favor of Morsi and his colleagues, over the military-backed