Thursday, December 02, 2021


Israeli Commission of Inquiry Into Meron Disaster Submits Interim Recommendations

(JNS) The State Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Meron disaster that occurred this past spring delivered its interim recommendations this week regarding safety preparedness for the next Lag B’Omer celebrations at the site.

Israel’s National Security Council will now lead the effort to process the


26 Democrats Urge Biden Administration to Prevent Israeli Housing in E-1 Region

(JNS) A group of 26 Democrats is calling on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to act to prevent the advancement of plans for Israeli construction in the E-1 corridor between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim.

The letter, led


U.S. Sanctions Iranian Company, Employees for Attempting to Influence 2020 Election

(JNS) The United States has placed sanctions on six Iranian individuals and one company for attempting to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

According to news releases from both the U.S. State and Treasury


Iran Still Seeks World Domination, Warns Israel’s Defense Minister

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Israel’s defense minister warned this week that the Iranian threat does not focus solely on Israel, and that the Islamic Republic has not given up on its dreams of world domination.

Speaking at a


Israeli Security Forces Break Up Major Hamas Terror Plot

(JNS) The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced this week that it had broken up a major Hamas terror plot and arrested more than 50 operatives of the organization throughout the West Bank. Raids conducted in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police led to the arrests of more than 50 Hamas operatives, stated the


Avraham J. Twerski Learning Center Opens in Beit Shemesh Ahead of First Yahrzeit

Among the giants of the Jewish world lost to us through the COVID-19 pandemic was Rabbi Avraham Joshua Heschel Twerski, zt”l. His petira on January 31, 2021, at the age of 90, left a gaping hole in the worlds of Chassidus and mental health. Using a rare combination of the world of the Baal Shem Tov and state-of-the art treatment


Jerusalem Institute for the Blind Makes a Difference

(Courtesy of JIB) The story of Jerusalem Institute for the Blind (JIB), in Israel known as Beit Chinuch Ivrim, began 120 years ago, when a merchant passing by on the streets of Jerusalem caught sight of a child nearly trampled to death by camels, and immediately ran over to help. He soon discovered that the child was in fact blind,


New Global Economic Zionist Movement ‘Bikurim’ Focuses on Israel’s Heartland

(Courtesy of Bikurim) A new nonprofit initiative called Bikurim, www.bikurim-israel.org, which focuses on changing the facts on the ground through economics, or what is called “economic Zionism,” has made tremendous strides in building strong and self-reliant communities by boosting


Increased Coordination Between Hatzalah and Magen David Adom Forms Worldwide Jewish EMS Network

MDA leverages its experience responding to terrorism, rockets and other disasters to train American Hatzalah teams, while Israeli Hatzalah organizations form integral part of Magen David Adom’s roster of 27,000 EMTs and paramedics.

(Courtesy of AMFDA) Greater


Gottheimer Resists Consulate In Jerusalem Reopening Without Israel’s Consent

(JNS) Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) appears to have become the first Democrat to raise objections about the Biden administration’s plan to reopen the U.S. consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem.

“The Biden administration has announced its intention to reopen a U.S. consulate in Jerusalem. Any new


US Dollar Hits 25-Year Low Against Israeli Shekel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The U.S. dollar hit a 25-year low against the shekel this week, officially dropping below the benchmark that the Bank of Israel had hoped to avoid crossing. The euro also dropped sharply against the shekel and was traded at an exchange rate of 3.511 shekels to 1


Official: US to Move Ahead With Sale of F-35s to UAE

(JNS) Mira Resnick, a deputy U.S. assistant secretary of state, said this week that the United States plans to go ahead with the sale of 50 F-35 advanced fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.

“We continue consulting with

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