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Monday, September 23, 2019

Israel/World

Shaked Heads United Right

Citing a sense of “national responsibility,” URWP leader Rafi Peretz cedes the top spot to Shaked.

Jewish Home Party leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz agreed earlier this week to cede the top slot in a united electoral list to New Right Party leader Ayelet Shaked, sealing a deal that will join the

Florida Synagogue Receives Package With Anti-Semitic And Threatening Content

(JNS) A package containing anti-Semitic and threatening content was received at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Southeast Florida on Monday.

Inside the package was a DVD, a photo of someone pointing a gun and anti-Semitic writing, sources told COLLIVE. Police are investigating the

Pompeo: US Will Maintain Strait Of Hormuz, as Iran Continues To Reject Talks

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed on Monday that the United States will keep the Strait of Hormuz open to maritime traffic amid increasing tensions with Iran, which has repeatedly rejected U.S. overtures to come to the negotiating table.

Security Cabinet Approves Grant of 700 Building Permits To Area C Palestinians

(Israel Hayom) Israel’s Security Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to grant 700 building permits to Palestinians in Area C of Judea and

Samaria, together with 6,000

House Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Prioritize Health Care for Holocaust Survivors

(JNS) A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prioritize health care for Holocaust survivors.

Introduced on Thursday by 16 Democrats and nine Republicans, the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act, or the “TIME for Holocaust

House Condemns BDS Movement

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday evening opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel, registering strong opposition to the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) targeting Israel, noting that BDS is counterproductive to any peaceful

Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Condemns ‘Anti-Jewish’ Sentiment in His Party

(JNS) Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate backing long-held positions within the party. But even with a long track record of executive experience,

Anne Neuberger, Shomer Shabbat Bais Yaakov Graduate, Appointed To NSA Cybersecurity Directorate

(YWN) The National Security Agency announced it is creating a new cybersecurity directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to national security systems and the Defense Industrial

House Passes Bills Enhancing US-Israel Ties, Sanctioning Support For Palestinian Terror Groups

(JNS) The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills, one seeking to enhance the U.S.-Israel relationship and another bill to sanction foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) or their affiliates.

OU Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament Named To New DHS Subcommittee

(OU Advocacy Center) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently named Orthodox Union Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament to a newly created Subcommittee for the Prevention of Targeted Violence Against Faith-Based Communities. Diament is among 11 representatives of diverse American faith communities and law

Shabbat Rest in Israel

If Shabbat is Israel’s national weekly day for rest and relaxation, does it mean that all Israelis to some extent observe Shabbat? In thinking about this issue, I have reached the following surprising conclusion: The line between a recreational activity and a Shabbat activity that exists in America disappears in Israel.

Fifty-One Years Later

Who doesn’t remember where they were or what they were doing on the morning of 9/11? Well, for those of us around on June 6, 1967, who doesn’t remember where we were, what we were doing when we heard about the beginning of the Six Day War? That’s really where my story starts.

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