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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Israel/World

French Parliament Passes Resolution That States Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitism

“The urgent need for education on anti-Semitism, to recognize it and mobilize to confront it, is paramount,” said American Jewish Committee Paris director Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache.

France’s National Assembly in Paris has passed a nonbinding resolution that stated that

Israel Special Kids Fund Hires Josh Pruzansky as Director of Development

(Courtesy of Israel Special Kids) Israel Special Kids Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Pruzansky as its director of development, effective December 1.

Pruzansky has been involved in the Jewish communal world for more than 30 years. He brings decades of experience, having been

Likud Considers Snap Primary

Following Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s announcement that he will formally indict Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases, and the prime minister’s inability to form a parliamentary majority following two snap elections, calls are rising from within the ruling Likud Party for leadership primaries.

Ilhan Omar Is a ‘Qatari Asset’; Witness Confirms Jerusalem Post Report

(JPost) Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5th) was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government and passed sensitive information through intermediaries to Iran, a Florida court has been told.

The claims came during testimony by Kuwaiti-born Canadian businessman Alan Bender,

Iran to US, Allies: ‘If You Cross Our Red Lines, We Will Annihilate You’

(JNS) The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hossein Salami, has warned that the United States, Israel, Britain and Saudi Arabia would be destroyed “if they cross our red lines.”

“You have experienced our power in the battlefield and received a powerful slap across your face and

State Department: Settlements Are Legal

November 18 will long be remembered as a turning point in Middle East history. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement that Israeli settlements are not illegal, per se, is the most significant shift in U.S. Middle East policy in the past generation. Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital has been a matter of U.S. law

Nominations Open for 2020 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize

(Courtesy of Bonei Zion Prize) The nomination period for the 2020 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize has officially opened for its seventh year. The awards, sponsored by Sylvan Adams, are given to seven extraordinary English-speaking olim (immigrants to Israel) who have made a lasting contribution to the state of

Rockets in Israel: Understanding the Impact

The recent rocket attacks from Gaza have wreaked havoc for tens of communities close to Gaza—causing injuries, anxiety and panic attacks for many residents and disrupting the lives of many thousands of families that live in these communities. While there is no question that the communities of the South are on the “front

Orthodox Man Walking To Synagogue Brutally Stabbed in Monsey

(Algemeiner) A 30-year-old Orthodox man was in critical condition on Wednesday morning after he was stabbed by unknown assailants in Monsey while walking to synagogue.

Local media reported that police received a call at 5:49 a.m., and when officers arrived at the scene they discovered that the

Gantz Gives Up on Forming Government

(JPost) Blue and White leader Benny Gantz informed President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday evening that he did not succeed in forming a governing coalition.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent an olive branch to Gantz on Wednesday after coalition kingmaker Avigdor Liberman ended the last chance for Gantz

Israel Strikes Dozens of Syrian Targets After Rocket Attack, Preps for Reprisals

(JNS) Israel struck dozens of targets in Syria this week in retaliation for the firing of four rockets from Syria at the Golan Heights and Galilee by Iranian forces the day before, according to the Israeli military.

“The

UN Committee Adopts Eight Anti-Israel Resolutions

(JNS) The U.N. General Assembly Fourth Committee adopted eight resolutions last week that singled out or condemned Israel, reported the watchdog group UN Watch.

The resolutions condemn Israel for “repressive measures”