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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and hate-crime charges.

Earnest showed no emotion in San Diego County

US Commemorates 40 Years of Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted a ceremony this week commemorating the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

Pompeo commended the two nations for the diplomatic milestone, and that the

Report: Saudi Arabia Offered Abbas $10 Billion to Accept Trump Peace Proposal

(JNS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion to accept U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming Mideast peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians, reported the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar.

From A to Israel: Amazon Prepares to Enter New Market

(JNS) Amazon is expected to enter the Israeli marketplace, with the online retailer sending an email this week to Israeli sellers already using its site “to register to reach customers in Israel,” reported Ynet.

Amazon will

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Lower in 2018, but Assaults and Vandalism Doubled

(JNS) There were 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, representing the third-highest figure of such incidents since 1979, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The highest number of anti-Semitic incidents was in 1994, with the second highest in 2017.

Yashar LaChayal Helps IDF Soldiers Celebrate Passover With Dignity

Passover is a joyous time for Israel’s soldiers. Many are on leave from the army and return home to celebrate the traditional seder meal. However, holiday joy is tempered with worry and stress for those soldiers who come from families that struggle financially. While on base they would be treated to a

Talia Rosen Is ‘Experiencing’ Bar Ilan’s Israel Experience

Talia Rosen is studying at Bar Ilan XP in the Ramat Ef’al neighborhood of Ramat Gan. She grew up in Teaneck and attended Frisch for high school. Her family davens at Young Israel of Teaneck, and in the summers she has attended Camp Moshava IO.

Her next stop? Rutgers School of

Critics Have Problem With Israelis, Not Bibi

By Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS

The last time the outcome of a U.S. presidential election was as decisive as the vote held last week in Israel, Americans were pretty much unanimous as to what to call it. The word was landslide. And that’s why those American groups and denominations that wasted no

Have Remains of Eli Cohen, Mossad Spy in Syria, Been Found?

(JNS) Rumors circulated over the weekend that a Russian team, possibly assisted by Syrian opposition groups, had extricated the remains of venerated Israeli spy Eli Cohen, evacuating him from Syria in an Israeli coffin and preparing to return him to Israel.

The legendary “our man in Damascus,” Cohen

Ocasio-Cortez Says Via Podcast That Reducing Aid to Israel Should Be ‘On the Table’

(JNS) U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has compared retaliatory Israeli actions at the Gaza border against demonstrators urged on by Hamas to a “massacre,” said that decreasing the annual $3.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer assistance to Israel should certainly be “on the

Israeli and French Jewish Leaders Express Sorrow Over Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

(JNS) As the burning of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris sent shock waves around the world on Monday, Israeli and French Jewish leaders expressed their sorrow and condolences for the loss to French national culture the tragedy represents.

Trump Defends and Protects Israel From International Criminal Court

(JNS) In what can be seen as an incredible show of support for Israel, the U.S. administration included Israel in its efforts to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from investigating war-crimes allegations. In a statement attributed to Trump, the White House said, “Since the