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Friday, December 06, 2019

Israel/World

How Israel Achieved the Impossible at UN

For years, we in Israel thought that the hostile reality at the United Nations was something unalterable. We became impervious to automatic condemnations and stopped getting upset when Palestinian incitement was met with open arms.

To clear the air of the anti-Semitism that pervaded the

Rivlin Taps Netanyahu to Form Next Government of Israel

(JNS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government.

Rivlin said that Netanyahu, who has the backing of 55 Knesset members, six short of a majority, has a higher chance than Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, who had the backing of 54 MKs,

Trump at UN: US Sanctions On Iran ‘Will Be Tightened’

(JNS and combined sources) In his speech at the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S. President Donald Trump called on the international community to take action against the threat from Iran, which he said also employs anti-Semitism.

Pelosi Announces Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

(Arutz Sheva and combined sources) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the launching of formal impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Our republic endures because of the wisdom of our Constitution enshrined in three coequal branches that act as checks and

UN Releases ‘Unprecedented’ Report Linking Anti-Semitism To BDS Movement

(JNS) Israeli, Jewish and pro-Israel groups all applauded the publication of an “unprecedented” United Nations report on anti-Semitism, that, among other issues, links anti-Semitism to criticism of Israel and the BDS movement.

The report defines anti-Semitism as a global phenomenon.

Good Music and Good Deeds Grace Jerusalem

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) Once again, this Sukkot, United Hatzalah is bringing the top performers in Jewish music to Jerusalem and is inviting the public to enjoy a great concert and help the organization save lives in Israel. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to supporting the work of the 6,000 volunteer EMTs, paramedics

Who Will Emerge From Election Deadlock?

Editor’s note: At press time, the Israeli election was still too close to call, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party in a virtual tie with former military chief Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party.

Israel’s hyper-democratic parliamentary

Trump Announces He Will ‘Substantially’ Increase Sanctions on Iran

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he has ordered U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran.

Trump’s tweet came four days after Iran attacked two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Sept. 14.

The

Report: Israel Behind Strike Near Iraq-Syria Border

(JNS) Israel appeared to be behind a strike this week against Iranian militias near the Iraq-Syria border, according to media reports in both countries.

The strike in the eastern Syrian city of Al-Bukamal occurred a week following Israel hitting posts of Iranian-backed militias and an arms depot in

Israeli Indoor Navigation App Navin Comes to America

Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Center mall is one of the indoor locations in which the Navin app can help visitors navigate. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Mobile apps like Google Maps and Waze are great when you’re outdoors and your device can connect with the many GPS satellites circling the earth.

Meet the Future at Boys Town

(Courtesy of Boys Town) On a recent visit to Intel Jerusalem, the youngest generation of robotics enthusiasts met face-to-face with the very newest generation of computer processing chips now being readied for the market. Although Intel Jerusalem—the giant corporation’s global development center for autonomous cars and

OU Israel Celebrates 40th Anniversary With 5,000 In Rishon L’tzion Park

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union’s Israel arm celebrated its 40th anniversary in a gala concert in Rishon L’tzion Park featuring international entertainer Yaakov Shwekey. Drawing more than 5,000 Israelis and visitors, the program featured odes to The Special Children’s Center, three boys murdered by terrorists