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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Israel/World

Report: Iranian Parliament Member Puts $3 Million Bounty on Trump’s Head

(JNS) An Iranian lawmaker has announced a $3 million reward for the assassination of U.S. President Donald Trump, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Addressing the Iranian parliament, Iranian parliament member Ahmad Hamzeh said,

Explosive Balloons Reach Jerusalem Area

(TPS) A cluster of balloons tied to an explosive device that was launched by terrorists from the Gaza Strip landed this week in the town of Mesilat Zion, just a short drive away from Jerusalem.

A police sapper who was alerted

Pompeo Applauds Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala for Hezbollah Terror Designation

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised three South American countries this week for designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group, though criticized Venezuela for giving the group a haven.

“We applaud the

Netanyahu Equates Iran’s Nuclear Program to the Nazi Genocide

(JNS) Ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum this week in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people to Iran’s nuclear program, warning that attempts to wipe out the Jewish people have not stopped since the Holocaust.

In a TBN television

US Ambassador Kelly Craft Defends Israel, Blasts Iran at UN

“After decades of having the same meeting about the Middle East and criticizing Israel, I call upon this forum to change the dialogue,” said Craft during U.N. Security Council session on the Middle East.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft took Iran to task and staunchly backed Israel

Helping to Right a Historic Wrong

The statistics are grim: A quarter of Holocaust survivors in Israel and a third of those in the U.S. are living in poverty. These now-elderly people, who experienced some of the worst traumas in modern times, are subsisting on so little they can’t afford both food and medicine, or dental treatment, or house repairs, or to replace

NY Congressman Lee Zeldin Introduces Anti-BDS Act in Congress

(TPS) The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 5595), which would combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives, the latest piece of legislation to target the anti-Israel organization in the U.S.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) was joined by 60

Russia: No Deal for Release Of Jailed Israeli-American Woman Being Considered

(JNS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov said this week that a prisoner exchange deal for an Israeli-American woman being held in Russia on drug charges is not being considered.

“As far as I know, an exchange

Export of Israeli Natural Gas To Egypt Gets Underway

(JNS) In a historic first, Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt this week according to the terms of a landmark agreement between the two countries.

The Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings is purchasing 85 billion cubic

Likud Races to Unite Right-Wing Parties Ahead of Midnight Deadline

(JNS) At press time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party was making a last-ditch effort to unite the country’s right-wing parties ahead of the country’s March 2 election.

Parties failing to clear the 3.25 percent electoral threshold in March will result in votes being wasted,

Our Atypical Aliyah Story

Our aliyah story is not typical. We weren’t planning on this for many years. We didn’t have a five, three or even a one-year plan. It was more like a three-month plan. We woke up one day last January with this crazy idea of aliyah and our journey began with exploration and a pilot trip at the end of March.

‘I Am a Palestinian Jew’

Part I

It was 12:15 a.m., Friday night. I sat with 20-year-old Moishe F. in a hole-in-the-wall shul in the heart of Mea Shearim, discussing our different upbringings and worldviews before he would return to Boro Park to marry a girl whom he had only met for three hours and hadn’t spoken to since Rosh