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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Israel/World

Taking Jewish Thought Into the 21st Century in Jerusalem

Out of all the full scholarship programs within the Naale network of boarding schools in Israel, Dror is one of the most ambitious. Located in Kiryat Moshe, with dorms in the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem, it particularly shines as a unique high school among the other Orthodox schools, both in Israel and the

Daniel Honickman Is Doing the ‘Israel Experience’ at Bar Ilan

Daniel Honickman is studying at the Bar Ilan Israel Experience in Ramat Gan. He grew up on the Upper East Side and moved to Teaneck after graduating middle school. He attended Manhattan Day School for elementary school and TABC for high school. His family davens at Beth Aaron. This past summer he had an incredibly

Bennett: Only the Right Can Resist

New Right Party chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett warned that the Trump administration’s peace plan posed a danger to Israel following remarks by Trump adviser Jared Kushner about the plan.

“Kushner’s words prove what we already knew: the day after the elections, the

Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Focuses on ‘Drawing Borders’

(JNS) White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told Sky News Arabia this week that the highly anticipated U.S. Mideast peace plan will be about “drawing the borders” between the Israelis and the Palestinians, in addition to resolving fundamental issues surrounding the 70-plus-year tension.

“What we

Hoyer Seeks ‘Movement’ as House Weighs Senate-Passed Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Bill

(JNS) U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week that he hopes to move along a U.S. Senate bill that passed earlier this month and that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan, and allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors

Israel Arrests Infamous Zakaria Zubeidi for ‘Serious Terrorist Activities’

(JNS) Zakaria Zubeidi, who was once at the top of Israel’s most-wanted list, was arrested by Israeli law enforcement this week for “serious and current terrorist activities,” according to Shin Bet security services.

Tarek Barghout, an attorney frequently hired to represent terror suspects, was also

US Senators Introduce Resolution Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

(TPS) U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) this week introduced companion bills establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

In a statement, Cruz said that the U.S. has

Noam Fox Is Loving the Life at Lev HaTorah

Noam Fox is studying at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Ramat Beit Shemesh. He grew up in Englewood, attended Moriah for elementary school and Frisch for high school. His family davens at Kesher Synagogue. He’s attended Camp Moshava for the past 10 years.

His next stop?

Bat-Galim and Ofer Shaer Memorialize Gilad Through SonShine Foundation Competition

Ever since the horrific kidnapping and murder of their son Gilad, together with Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach, HY”D, in June of 2014, Bat-Galim and Ofer Shaer have undertaken projects throughout Israel and internationally that promote Jewish unity and cohesiveness. Through their SonShine Foundation they have promoted a

Celebrating Purim With IDF Soldiers

Purim in Israel is a festive time, but thousands of young Israelis must spend the holiday far from home and family as they defend the national festivities as part of their army service. While their parents, grandparents and siblings celebrate with a joyful meal, costumes and maybe some alcoholic beverages, soldiers throughout the

Livni Quits Politics Ahead of Elections

“I am leaving politics, but not the hope for peace.”

Hatnua Party chairwoman Tzipi Livni is leaving politics, she announced at a press conference at Sokolov House in Tel Aviv earlier this week.

“I am standing aside, and Hatnua will not

US Palestinian Mission to Combine With Israel Embassy in Early March

(JNS) The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General, the latter of which has served as the diplomatic office for Palestinians, will merge next month, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. official. Both are in Jerusalem.

“The merger of the consulate and the embassy will take place on March 4 or 5, at which