Friday, May 20, 2022


Ruach HaNegev: Experiential Yeshiva Learning in Israel’s Stunning Negev

Where else in Israel can you find a yeshiva learning program in the calm and beautiful environment of the Negev desert, recognized by top universities in Israel and the U.S.?

The answer is the Mechinat Ruach HaNegev, which in the words of CEO Eitan


Bennett Speaks With Putin For Second Time in a Week

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the second time in recent days.

According to the Kremlin, Putin discussed with the Israeli leader Moscow’s assessment of the third


Pro-Israel America Endorses Tlaib Challenger and Seven Other Primary Candidates

(JNS) Pro-Israel America (PIA) and the Pro-Israel America PAC announced that it has endorsed eight new candidates in the 2022 primary, including at least three where opposing candidates have taken anti-Israel positions.

In a


Zeldin Introduces Bill to Protect US Companies From International BDS Efforts

(JNS) A group of Republicans in Congress, led by the co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), introduced a bill to protect American companies from being coerced to provide information to international organizations for the purpose of furthering boycotts


Palestinian National Council Renounces All Agreements With Israel, Including Oslo

(JNS) Palestinian National Council deputy chairman Ali Faisal said there is a binding Palestinian decision to “renounce … all agreements with Israel.”

According to a report by Palestinian Media Watch, Faisal also said that from the Palestinian leadership’s point of view, the


In Jerusalem, Pence and Bennett Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal, Russia-Ukraine War

(JNS) Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met this week with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

The two discussed the nuclear agreement with Iran taking shape in Vienna and its implications, as well as the situation in Ukraine, according to a statement


Blinken to Lapid: America Appreciates Israeli Diplomacy On Russia-Ukraine Front

(JNS) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Riga, Latvia, this week in discussions that had the top U.S. diplomat commending Israel’s diplomatic endeavors on the Russia-Ukraine front.

“We appreciate all efforts by friends and allies to look for a


Syrian Foreign Minister Says Country ‘Can Respond Any Day’ to Israeli Airstrikes

(JNS) Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said that a reprisal by Damascus to reported Israeli airstrikes on Iranian-linked targets in his country could occur at any time, Kan News reported.

“We can respond any day;


Israel Becomes Home to Jews of Ukraine

Israel is expected to patriate some 100,000 Ukrainians through the Law of Return, provide medical treatment to 11 children with complex medical issues.

Israel will host some 25,000 Ukrainian citizens until the danger in their home country passes, Israeli Interior


10,000 Girls Participate in Atzeret Tefillah at the Kotel

(Courtesy of Eretz Hakodesh) Ten thousand girls packed the Kotel plaza last Friday morning, Rosh Chodesh Adar Bet, for an atzeret tefillah arranged with the encouragement of gedolei Yisrael.

The gathering was orchestrated to coincide at a time when the leaders of the American


SFW Brings Tears to Beloved Administrator

(Courtesy of SFW 5782) Sha’alvim for Women class of 5782 surprises administrator Michelle Elmelah upon her return to Israel in honor of her 20th “aliyahversary.”


Students’ Brilliant Accessible Basketball Hoop Wins ADI’s Annual #Jdaim Design Contest

Scheck Hillel Community School students Lyla Faith, Gaby Faith and Tamara Berner crowned grand prize winners of ADI’s second annual ‘Make the Change Challenge,’ a STEM competition that encourages North American students to consider the needs and experiences of the disability community.

(Courtesy of ADI) In its second

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