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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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Talmud Israeli’s Premier Chidon Olami Features Local Contestants

On Sunday morning, December 15, the Jerusalem Theater reverberated with the exciting sounds of Torah as it hosted the Premier Chidon Olami, the worldwide contest of Talmud Israeli (TI).

The gathering included family and friends of the 15 finalist duos as well as hundreds of excited

Trump to Sign Executive Order Addressing Anti-Semitism in U.S. Education, Particularly on Campus

(JNS) At press time, U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to sign an executive order addressing anti-Semitism amid the rise in hatred toward Jews in education in the United States.

The measure is particularly focused on activities on American college campuses, where the anti-Israel BDS movement has

Natan Sharansky Receives 2020 Genesis Prize

(JNS) Natan Sharansky, the former Russian Prisoner of Zion who would later become head of Israel’s Jewish Agency, was named the winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize in recognition of his “extraordinary lifelong struggle for human rights, political freedom and his service to the Jewish

Knesset Officially Dissolves, Leaving MKs to Vote on Election Day Date

(Ynetnews) The Knesset was officially dissolved at midnight Wednesday as the deadline to form a new government passed, almost three months after Israel last went to the polls.

Israeli law states that should no government be formed within the allotted period after an election, parliament is dissolved and

Shock! 13 Nations Support Israel at UN

On September 22, 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the UN General Assembly and said that he had a message that would shock the audience: “Israel has a bright future at the UN.”

“So when it comes to Israel at the UN, you’d probably think nothing will ever

Bloomberg Presidential Campaign Becomes First to Hire Jewish Liaison for 2020 Cycle

(JNS) The presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hired writer Abigail Pogrebin as director of Jewish outreach, becoming the first 2020 campaign to employ such a role.

Bloomberg announced his candidacy last week, becoming the fourth Jewish candidate in the now

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Compares U.S.-Mexico Border Situation to Gaza Strip

(JNS) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over the weekend compared the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border to that of Gaza and Israel.

“Do you know what I saw at the border? I saw Gaza,” said Tlaib, the first Palestinian American

Report: Hamas Calls for Renewal of Gaza Border Violence

(JNS) Hamas is calling on Gaza residents to return to the Israel-Gaza border on Friday to resume the “March of Return” protests following a three-week hiatus, Ynet reported.

The Gaza-based terror group published leaflets

Israel to Introduce UN Resolution Calling for Recognition of Mideast Jewish Refugees

(JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced this week that Israel will submit a resolution to the General Assembly to formally recognize Jewish refugees, or Mizrachi Jews, from Arab countries and Iran.

Netanyahu Sets out for Meeting With Pompeo in Portugal

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Portugal for a working dinner with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Before boarding the plane at Ben Gurion Airport, Netanyahu praised the American administration

New IAEA Head Wants Answers From Iran

(JNS) The new director general of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said this week that Iran still has to answer for the discovery of uranium particles at an undeclared site near Tehran.

IAEA head Rafael Grossi told the AP in an interview that the U.N. nuclear watchdog

Making Aliyah a Smooth Landing

(Courtesy of Olim Advisors) Packing up your stuff, deciding what to take with you or give away, closing down your phone line and electricity bills, selling your car—all the aspects of moving can be a huge source of frustration and seem endless. Add to that a new culture, language, schools, job, and you’ve got a recipe for some major