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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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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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Friedman: US Ready to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) The United States is ready to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria in the coming weeks, said U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

In a special interview with Israel Hayom on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of the relocation

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Israel Preps for Mass Coronavirus Antibody Testing, Says Top Health Official

(JNS) A top Israeli health official said this week that the government is about to launch a campaign to test the population for the coronavirus antibodies.

Israeli Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman-Tov told the

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Report: El Al Extends Passenger Flight Moratorium to May 30

(JNS) Israel’s El Al airline is postponing the resumption of passenger flights from May 16 to May 30.

Until May 16, Israelis returning to the country from overseas must self-isolate for two weeks, while non-citizens are banned from entering the country. The policy is reportedly going to be reviewed by Israel’s Health Ministry on May 15.

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Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut Amid COVID-19

Israel celebrated its 72nd year of independence without the traditional public revelry associated with the holiday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to impose itself on national life.

In a display of appreciation, official events were dedicated in honor of medical staff working to

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NJ Native Awarded Nefesh B’Nefesh Prize for Contributions to the State of Israel

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Atlantic City native Zo Flamenbaum was one of seven outstanding Olim (immigrants to Israel) from English-speaking countries who has been awarded the 2020 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize, recognizing Anglos who have made a major contribution to the State of Israel:

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