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 By Christine DeSouza    News    July 12, 2019 

EL AL took to the skies in Orlando July 9

Driving to the Orlando International Airport the morning of July 9, the Star of David on the tail of an EL AL plane was visible above the building. It was thrilling to see, because this morning at...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Hillel International welcomes interim CEO and new board chair

WASHINGTON-Adam Lehman will take the helm of the world's largest campus Jewish organization as interim CEO after serving as the organization's chief operating officer since 2015. Hillel International...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019 

In debate with little foreign policy, Gillibrand pledges to 'engage Iran to stabilize' Mideast

(JNS)-The second Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday night barely featured a discussion on Iran, let alone foreign policy. However, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that, if...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Another son of Hamas founder flees, blasts terror organization's corruption

(JNS)-Suheib Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef and younger brother of "Green Prince" Mosab Yousef, deserted his post in Turkey, flew to an undisclosed Asian country and then gave...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    July 12, 2019 

Palestinian businessmen deem Bahrain conference a success, despite tussle with PA

(JNS)—Despite multiple raids and a detainment made by the Palestinian Authority against participants of the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama, Bahrain, Ashraf Al-Ghanem says that he will remain strong and courageous. Al-Ghanem...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Republicans call on Trump to increase pressure on Iran

(JNS)—U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the Trump administration on Tuesday to increase pressure on Iran. “We write to urge you to increase pressure on Iran’s nuclear program, in the aftermath...

 
 By Samuel Heilman    News    July 12, 2019 

The Chabad Rebbe died 25 years ago- here's how his movement has survived

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Twenty-five years ago, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the 92-year-old Lubavitcher Rebbe, succumbed to his many ailments and died, to the horror of his Hasidim. Since suffering the first...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019 

Unsurprisingly, Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit under 2015 nuclear deal-now what?

(JNS)-Iran has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced on Monday. Tzvi Kahn, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Auschwitz exhibit examines faith as a mechanism for survival

(JNS)—An exhibition that offers the public a glimpse into the role of faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust opened at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland on Monday....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 12, 2019 

Yair Netanyahu stars at pro-Trump student group's Jewish leadership conference

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Turning Point USA, a conservative student group that is most notable for its vocal advocacy for President Donald Trump, is hosting a conference here for young Jewish leaders that...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019 

Josh Block resigns as CEO of The Israel Project

(JNS)—Josh Block, a former Clinton aide, announced on Monday that he is stepping down after seven years as CEO and president of the nonpartisan educational group The Israel Project. Block announced his departure in a post on the blogging site...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    July 12, 2019 

At Israel's first student-run health clinic, the mantra is health care for all-and it's free

HAIFA-At the Ruach Tova Health Center in this northern Israeli city, three medical students are hard at work trying to keep up with the steady flow of patients. Nicole Kasher, a third-year student...

 
 News    July 12, 2019 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Palestinian Authority arrests then releases Hebron businessman who attended Bahrain summit By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Palestinian Authority arrested and released the next day a Palestinian businessman from the West Bank city of Hebron who a...

 
 By Howard Lovy    News    July 12, 2019 

Anti-Semitism is strengthening the Jewish identity of young people-why haven't our organizations embraced them?

By Howard Lovy TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (JTA)—The year was 2000, and Michael Steinhardt had just dropped a bombshell that nearly brought an otherwise dignified conference to blows.  “I tend, in my dourest moments, to consider both the Reform and Con...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 5, 2019

White House unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Days ahead of a workshop where Jared Kushner sought tens of billions of dollars for his Middle East peace plan, the White House unveiled an outline of its economic portion, including proposals, like a Gaza-West Bank travel...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    July 5, 2019

Bahrain conference reveals 'Palestinian Authority has no interest in peace'

(JNS)—Despite bringing together a historic number of Arab states and prominent world leaders, the Bahrain economic conference, which seeks to be the first step in the Trump administration’s efforts to bring peace between the Israelis and...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    July 5, 2019

Barak forms a new party saying 'Netanyahu regime must be felled'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak announced Wednesday that he is forming a new political party. At an evening news conference, Barak said he rushed to make the announcement to thwart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

 

Who said no Israelis attended the Summit in Bahrain?

RAMAT GAN, Israel-Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, director general of Israel's Sheba Medical Center Tel HaShomer, attended the summit in Bahrain, held June 25-26, to discuss economic prospects for the Palestini...

 
 By Ariel Ben Solomon    News    July 5, 2019

Supremacists and jihadis form 'two-pronged attack' threatening Jews in US

(JNS)-"Far-right anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States and Europe, but the response from both Jewish communities and law enforcement agencies has been defensive and case by case, rather...

 

Bicycles to bless Israeli kids

Before the wildfires were extinguished in Israel last month, organizations and communities throughout Israel stepped up to help the more than 3500 people who had been evacuated and displaced from...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 5, 2019

Iran says it will abandon more nuclear deal commitments

WASHINGTON (JTA)-After Iran announced that it will abandon further commitments agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal, President Donald Trump threatened "obliteration" in "some areas" of the country....

 

Iran is very close to the nuclear threshold

By Raphael Ofek (BESA Center via JNS)-IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano confirmed on June 10 that Iran is realizing its threat to increase its rate of uranium enrichment, in direct defiance of the...

 

Danon calls on world to declare war on anti-Semitism

(JNS)-The United Nations General Assembly met on Wednesday to discuss the growing anti-Semitism worldwide, at the initiative of Israel's ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon, who has enlisted the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram takes 2 gold medals at 2019 European Games By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. She won gold medals in the Ball event and...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    July 5, 2019

Building projects at entrance to Jerusalem means real growth (and some growing pains)

(JNS)-Just like "Rome wasn't built in a day," neither was Jerusalem, says Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. As a part of the city's development endeavors, Jerusalem's main entrance will...

 

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