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Monday, September 23, 2019

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Mosaic United and Jewish Agency Launch Global Jewish Service Initiative for Millenials

(Courtesy of The Jewish Agency) During the closing plenary of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual board of governors meeting in Jerusalem, Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish

Iran Exceeds Uranium Limits

“Tehran’s aim is not to start a war,” said analyst Tzvi Kahn of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, “but to project strength, test U.S. resolve and ultimately weaken U.S. deterrence.”

Iran has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International

Holocaust Survivor Mosberg Calls for Ocasio-Cortez to Be Removed From Congress

(JNS) Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg of Parsippany, New Jersey accused U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of “spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity” and called for her to be ousted from Congress for her comments equating immigrant detention facilities at the U.S. border with “concentration camps.”

Palestinian Prime Minister: Mideast Peace Plan ‘Will Not Really Materialize’

(JNS) The day after the “Peace to Prosperity Workshop” in the Bahraini capital of Manama, which took place from June 25-26, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that what was the first part of the Trump administration’s release of its peace plan for the

Fatah Members Threaten to ‘Hunt Down’ Arab Participants in Bahrain Conference

(JNS) A video posted online during the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Bahrain last week features a statement by a group of armed and masked Fatah members from the town of Yamoun in the West Bank. The men warn against “interacting and cooperating with the leaders of the Zionist

Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer Kosher Food for No Extra Fees on All Ships

(Jpost) Norwegian Cruise Line launched a new kosher menu for all passengers for no extra charge, this week. Furthermore, if there is a group of over 60 people, fresh kosher food will be cooked on board in a kosher kitchen.

15 Killed in Israeli Strikes Against Iranian and Hezbollah Targets in Syria

(JNS) Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in Syria early Monday morning, killing at least nine Syrian and Iranian military personnel and at least six civilians, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Reports indicated tens of wounded.

US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Qatar as Tensions With Iran Surge

(JNS) The United States has deployed F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to Qatar for the first time, according to the US Air Forces Central Military Command on Friday.

The deployment to the Al Udeid Air Base, a forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command and headquarters of U.S. Air Forces Central

US Envoys Attend Inauguration of Ancient ‘Pilgrimage Road’ in Jerusalem Amid Palestinian Ire

(JNS) Senior American and Israeli officials attended the festive unveiling on Sunday of a section of the ancient road that served as the main thoroughfare between the Shiloach Pool, where pilgrims would ritually purify themselves, and the Second Temple. The event comes after six years of painstaking archaeological excavations by

Touro College Israel Welcomes New Dean

(Courtesy of Touro College) Rabbi Shmuel Klammer, Ed.D., was appointed academic dean of Touro College Israel (TCI), Dr. Alan Kadish, Touro president, announced today.

A leading expert in Jewish education, Rabbi Klammer recently directed curriculum development for the Jewish Education Program at

American Olim Help Spread Joy in Israel Through Flower Donations

(Courtesy of Israel Blooms) Two American Olim—Carla Sprung, formerly of New Jersey, and Karen Levine of California—recently launched Israel Blooms, a non-profit flower donation service dedicated to bringing smiles to Israel’s needy through flowers donated after events.

The long-time

A Kiddush Hashem at the UN

“We are going to flood the internet to encourage people to do good deeds…to do random acts of kindness, which will bring light to the world,” said Chabad of Poway’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein at the U.N. General Assembly’s special meeting on the theme “Combating Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate: The