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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Israel/World

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Offer for US Negotiations With ‘No Pre-Conditions’

(JNS) Iran rejected a U.S. offer for talks with “no pre-conditions.”

On Sunday, Pompeo said that the United States “is ready to sit down with them. But the American effort to fundamentally reverse the malign activity of this Islamic republic, this revolutionary force, is going to

New YouTube Channel ‘Unpacked’ Aims to Teach Youth About Israel and Judaism

Kids and teens spend six hours daily online, on average, but nonprofit Jerusalem U says: ‘The Jewish education community is years behind and we need to catch up.’

(Courtesy of Jerusalem U)Jerusalem U, a groundbreaking non-profit media company that aims to connect with young Jews through

Lifesaving Solution for Magen David Adom Wins Jerusalem College of Technology Men’s Hackathon

(Courtesy of Jerusalem College of Technology) Over 80 male Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) students from Israel and 23 countries gathered at the college’s Machon Lev campus and worked around the clock from Wednesday evening through Friday morning last week as part of the third

Gabe Spiegel Is Having An Amazing Year at Ashreinu

Gabe Spiegel is studying at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Bet Shemesh. He grew up in Englewood, attended Yavneh Academy for elementary school and SAR for high school. His family davens at Ahavath Torah, where he was an avid member of the teen minyan.

Why did you choose to study at

Israel Goes Back to Elections as Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

(JPost) Exactly one month after the 21st Knesset were sworn in, a majority of the Knesset voted late Wednesday to disperse themselves and initiate an unprecedented repeat election on September 17. The motion passed by a vote of 74-45.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed the Likud faction ahead of

Trump Team to Meet Leaders of Israel, Jordan to Sell Mideast Plan

(Ynetnews) President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they visit several locations in the region and in Europe to rally support for what they have billed as a workshop on the economic foundations of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

European Rabbis Take to the Streets in Ulm, Germany

(EJP/JNS) Forty rabbis from all over Europe walked the streets of the German city of Ulm this week, a couple of days after Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, advised Jews against wearing kippot in public areas because of rising anti-Semitism in the country.

The defiant rabbis, all of

International Fellowship Raises $275,000 for Moshav That Lost Homes to Fire

(JNS) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has mobilized to raise more than 1 million shekels (about $275,000) in emergency assistance for residents of moshav Mevo Modi’im, a small agricultural community west of Jerusalem near the city of Modi’in. The moshav sustained a massive fire on May 23 that destroyed at least 40

First Orthodox Jew Elected to Serve in Belgian Parliament

(EJP/JNS) Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Freilich, former editor-in-chief of Joods Actueel in Antwerp, a Jewish magazine founded by his grandfather Louis Davids, was elected to a seat in the Belgian parliament.

Freilich, who ran on the list of N-VA (New Flemish Alliance), a right-wing Flemish nationalist

Israel Is Helping Solve the Global Shortage of Educators and Rabbis

Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel programs are celebrating the 20th anniversary of sending well-trained, creative and motivated educators and rabbis to serve Jewish communities throughout the world.

(JNS) Small- and medium-sized Jewish communities around the world are facing a

‘Hamas Does Not Want a Solution’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former national security advisor talked about regional challenges facing Israel’s security at an event in New York City last week organized by Friends of European Leadership Network 

(ELNET).

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Chabad of Poway Gunman Indicted on 113 Counts

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old man charged with shooting and killing congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and wounding three people, including senior Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, at Chabad of Poway in Southern California during Shabbat-morning services on April 27, was indicted on 113 federal counts.

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