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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Israel/World

UAE, Saudi Participation in Bahrain Peace Conference Confirmed

(JNS) Following an announcement Sunday that Bahrain and the United States will host an economic leadership “workshop” to “share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by [the upcoming U.S.] peace

IDF Slams UN Rep for Meeting With Deputy Hezbollah Chief

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The Israel Defense Forces made its displeasure public following the meeting between United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis and Hezbollah’s second in command, Gen. Naim Qassem.

After the

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Wins Truth Award

(JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer will be recognized for his public statements in defense of Israel by the American non-profit organization Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) at a gala dinner next month. The dinner benefits CAMERA’s educational work on college campuses and in the

Talya Markowitz Is Making the Most of Her Year at MMY

Talya Markowitz is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) in Baka, Jerusalem. She grew up in Bergenfield, attended RYNJ for elementary school and Bruriah for high school.

Her next stop? Stern College for Women.

Why did you choose to study at

A Home Away From Home

Mangals (BBQ grills) were fired up, songs were sung and parties were had across the country as Israel celebrated its 71st year. But for some high school students from around the world, this Yom Ha’atzmaut was a special one. Why? Because instead of celebrating from afar, they were able to bask in the excitement in their new (albeit

Natan Sharansky to Be Named Guardian of Zion

(Courtesy of Bar Ilan University) Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies will present the 2019 Guardian of Zion Award to Natan Sharansky, former minister, deputy prime minister, and Jewish Agency chairman. Sharansky will deliver the Distinguished Rennert Lecture, entitled “How to Make Sure That

Trump Warns Iran That They Will ‘Suffer Greatly’ If ‘They Do Anything’

(JNS) Amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Tehran will “suffer greatly” if “they do anything.”

“We’ll see what happens with Iran. … If they do anything, they will suffer greatly,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office in

Rep. Liz Cheney Says Tlaib’s Comments About the Holocaust Were ‘Sickening’

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) doubled down this week her criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who recently said that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust.

Cheney also doubled down on

US Orders Non-Essential Staff To Leave Embassy, Consulate in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran

(JNS) The U.S. State Department ordered non-essential personnel at its embassy and at a consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.

Visa services will be temporarily suspended at the Baghdad and

Carr Warns About Anti-Semitism From Three Different Directions

(JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr warned on Tuesday about anti-Semitism from three different directions.

“In Europe, we have a confluence of anti-Semitism, from ultra-right ethnic supremacist movements to the ultra-left anti-Israel, anti-Zionist movements, to

Experiencing Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut in Israel

I am here in Israel for my second experience of Yom Hazikaron—Israel’s Memorial Day. The last time was two years ago. Israel’s observance of Memorial Day is unlike anywhere else in the world, especially in the United States. In Israel it is truly a day to remember our 23,471 sons and daughters killed in the wars and

Akiva Cooper Is Growing in Torah and Judaism at ‘The Gush’

Akiva Cooper is studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shevut. He grew up in Teaneck and attended MTA for high school. His family davens at Beth Aaron and the Teaneck Jewish Center.

His next stop? YU.

Why did you choose to study at the Gush?