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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Israel/World

Top Cisco Prize Marks Latest Boys Town Jerusalem Win

(Courtesy of Boys Town Jerusalem) Nearly 20 years after Boys Town Jerusalem inaugurated the very first Cisco Networking Academy in the Middle East, the school has been granted Cisco’s “Above and Beyond Award” for 2019 as the best such academy in the entire European region. The prestigious international award

Tehran Rolls Back Nuke Pledges

Announcement comes after U.S. sends ships to Gulf.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Wednesday that the regime will partially withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal—one year to the month after the United States withdrew from the accord.

21-Year-Old Israeli-American Rocket Victim Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

(JNS) Pinchas Menahem Pshuzman, 21, was laid to rest in Jerusalem earlier this week. A dual American and Israeli citizen, he was killed earlier in the day by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip while running to a bomb shelter in Ashdod.

Pshuzman leaves behind a wife and young child and was the fourth

Islamic Jihad Admits Gazan Baby Was Killed by Their Own Rocket

(JNS) After media around the world reported that an Israeli missile had killed a baby and its pregnant mother in Gaza during the recent eruption of violence, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization may have inadvertently revealed that a rocket from Gaza was responsible for their

US Officials: Iran Seems to Be Moving Ballistic Missiles by Boat to Persian Gulf

(JNS) Iran appears to be moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf in response to United States moving an aircraft strike group to the Middle East, several U.S. officials told CNN, in response to the threat from Tehran.

Writers Have Begun Work on Shtisel’s Third Season

(London Jewish News) “Shtisel” has been renewed for a third series and work on the new storylines have already begun, the hit show’s writer has confirmed. Yehonatan Indursky confirmed the news millions of fans have been hoping for to a 300-strong audience at Norrice Lea

UN Sends Delegation of Ambassadors to Visit Rocket Site

(Arutz Sheva) This week, a delegation of U.N. ambassadors visiting Israel arrived in Ashkelon in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks against southern Israel. The ambassadors arrived at the home of Moshe Agadi, who was killed by a rocket that hit his home directly on Saturday

NYU Department Creates ‘Pledge of Non-Cooperation’ With Its Tel Aviv Campus

(Algemeiner) A pledge of non-cooperation with New York University’s Tel Aviv campus was announced last week by the school’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

Faculty members and students who publicly spearheaded the move, all supporters of

AIPAC Comes Out in Support of Israel’s Sovereignty in Golan Heights

(JNS) The American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States—has come out in support of companion congressional bills to enact into law President Donald Trump’s official recognition in March of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Is It Time for the IDF to Inflict ‘Massive Damage’ on Hamas?

As of Sunday evening, four Israeli civilians have been killed after terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched more than 600 rockets and mortars from Gaza into Israel. By doing so, Hamas and Islamic Jihad commit a double war crime by firing at civilians while hiding behind civilians. A delegation of U.S. ambassadors currently

Grieving With Poway

Bergenfield’s Rabbi Ari Sytner of YU talks about trauma counseling in San Diego.

Before this past Saturday, few had ever heard of Poway, Calif., a small city of 50,000 in San Diego County. But by now, everyone in the Jewish world knows that a 19-year-old gunman entered the

Ambassador Dermer: The New York Times Has Become a ‘Cesspool of Hostility’

(JNS and combined sources) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said this week that The New York Times has become a “cesspool of hostility” amid the publication’s international edition featuring anti-Semitic cartoons on April 25 over the same weekend that a Chabad-Lubavitch