Thursday, January 23, 2020


Mnuchin Promises New US Sanctions, Part of ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign on Iran

(JNS) U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel this week, said that U.S. sanctions will be increased against Iran, though the financial penalties aren’t meant to harm the Iranian people.

“We are not doing this to hurt the people of Iran;

A Visit With Eitan, a Nachal Charedi Soldier

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Eitan, a lone soldier visiting the U.S. along with several other young Israeli soldiers who came here to empower the audience at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces dinner. As a Jewish mother and grandmother who has never had a child or grandchild join the IDF, I felt

Leo and Susan Noé Dedicate Israel’s Largest Special Ed School and Rehab Center

(Courtesy of ALEH) This year, Simchat Torah came early for Israel’s disability community. On Thursday, October 17, during Chol Hamoed Sukkot, ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, hosted a joyous grand opening celebration for Bet Chayil, its new,

Trump Announces Lifting Of Sanctions on Turkey

(The Hill) President Trump has announced that his administration will lift sanctions on Turkey, after Ankara agreed to stop an offensive in northern Syria and agreed to a permanent ceasefire.

“Earlier this morning, the government of Turkey informed my administration that they would be stopping combat

Erdogan, Putin Reach ‘Historic Agreement’ on Syria ‘Buffer Zone’

(JNS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that Turkey and Russia reached a “historic” agreement that would remove all Syrian Kurdish fighters from the Syria-Turkey border region. The announcement came following six

Report: Palestinian Convert to Judaism Arrested, Tortured by PA

(JNS) A 50-year-old Palestinian man who recently converted to Judaism was arbitrarily arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces two weeks ago and is still in custody, according to a Ynet report. The man claims to have been tortured by P.A. forces.

IDF Drone Shot Out of the Sky Over Lebanese Territory

(JNS) The Israel Defense Forces announced that a military drone conducting “routine operations to secure the border” crashed in Lebanese territory.

According to a report by Lebanon’s National News Agency, the drone fell

First-Ever Sukkah Built At White House

(COL) For the first time ever, a sukkah was placed within the White House complex in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot.

While only open to White House and Treasury Dept. staff and their guests

iCenter’s SpaceIL-Themed Escape Room Offers Different Kind Of Israel Education

(JNS) How quickly can you solve different challenges to find the launch code and send SpaceIL’s lunar spacecraft to the moon?

That’s the question the iCenter for Israel Education is asking groups

Rapper Snoop Dogg to Promote Israeli Marijuana Start-Up

(JNS) American rapper Snoop Dogg is the new brand ambassador of Israeli start-up Seedo, which makes an automated device for home-growing marijuana, the company said in a statement.

The American rapper said in a statement posted on Seedo’s website, “Promoting a healthier lifestyle by providing my

Israeli Astronaut Joins First All-Female Spacewalking Team

The first-ever female spacewalking team, including an Israeli astronaut, exited the International Space Station on Friday.

Swedish-American-Israeli Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are repairing a broken part of the station’s solar-power network.


First-of-Its-Kind Center to Examine Intersection of Torah and Technology

(Courtesy of JCT) The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind Torah and Technology Research Center, which will provide the specialized expertise necessary to respond to the complex ethical and Halachic (Jewish legal) issues of our times.