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Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Netanyahu: July Is Our Target Date for Applying Sovereignty

(JNS) A day after his trial began in the Jerusalem District Court, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a message to the press at a faction meeting of his Likud Party.

Netanyahu said that the government’s “target date” to apply Israeli law to the Jordan Valley, and much of Judea and

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Israel: The Settlements Are Not Illegal

The annexation of lands in Judea and Samaria is not contrary to international law.

The UNDRIP, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 13, 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favor, four votes against, and 11 abstentions, recognized that indigenous people (also known as first people, aboriginal

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Why Mevo Modi’im Is Right for You

Mevo Modi’im (מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים) is centrally located in the heart of Israel. It is 30 minutes from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, five minutes from Modi’in and 10 minutes from Ben Gurion International Airport.

After a fire devastated much of the area in May 2019, the Israel

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Future US, UN Ambassador Erdan Ready to Defend Annexation to the World

The minister, who has held multiple cabinet posts at once, says he is up for the job of shuttling between New York and Washington to represent Israel.

Less than a week after Gilad Erdan accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to be ambassador to the U.N. and the U.S., he is

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Binyamin Community Neria Stands With World Jewry

Residents of the Neria community in West Binyamin produced a video to convey support and encouragement to the Diaspora Jews who are also battling the coronavirus.

“Diaspora Jewry has always stood by the Jews in Eretz Yisrael with full support. At this time, we are called upon to stand by them and

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US Names Deputy Special Envoy To Combat Anti-Semitism

(JNS) David Peyman has been tapped as the U.S. State Department’s deputy special envoy to combat anti-Semitism for BDS, Eurasia and special projects.

“We are pleased to announce that David Peyman joined the Office of the

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Bipartisan Congressional Letter Warns Against Pulling US Troops out of Sinai

(JNS) A bipartisan group of members of Congress sent a letter last week to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, stating that withdrawing U.S. troops from the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula would be “a grave mistake.”

The May

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Aliyah Increases In Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

(JNS) The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is currently supporting the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod with bringing an unexpected wave in aliyah amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As global travel has ground to a halt over recent months, many in Israel were expecting a pause in

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Meir Panim Doubles Your Gift’s Impact for Struggling Israeli Families

(Courtesy of Meir Panim) Recent surveys have shown that 2.5 million Israelis don’t believe they can survive the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Leading economists predict that it might take years before Israel’s unemployment and poverty rates return to pre-pandemic levels. For Meir Panim, an organization

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Israel Presents US Secretary of State Pompeo With a Flag Made of Authentic Tekhelet

(Courtesy of Ptil Tekhelet) Ptil Tekhelet, the organization that has restored the biblical commandment of including a blue string on the tallit and tzitzit, announced today that the Israeli flag presented recently by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was crafted and dyed with

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Netanyahu and Pompeo Meet in Jerusalem

(JNS and combined sources) America’s top diplomat arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning, May 13, for a one-day visit to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump’s “vision for peace” and Iran’s global aggression. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived

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‘Osim Sameach’ Brings Smiles to Hospitalized Israelis

In 13 hospitals around Israel, over 2,000 young adult volunteers in neon yellow T-shirts bearing the logo “Osim Sameach,” making happiness, are a constant presence. They may be seen pushing an adult food cart bearing fresh carrot and orange juice, and varieties of coffee and tea, cake and cookies. Others may

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