Tuesday, September 22, 2020


‘Terror Tunnel’ Dating Back To 1948 Unearthed in Tzfat

(Adi Hashmonai/Israel Hayom via JNS) Work to upgrade the entrance to Tzfat’s Old City has unearthed an attack tunnel dating to Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Experts believe that the tunnel was dug by local Arabs, who intended to use it to blow up the Ashtam Building, an old commercial structure that served as the important outpost


Seventy-Eight Future Lone Soldiers Arrive on Two Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flights

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Throughout the summer, Nefesh B’Nefesh will be facilitating a total of 16 group aliyah flights, with designated blocks of seats reserved for its olim on commercial flights to Israel. Two of these flights had 78 future lone soldiers aboard. The flights are coordinated in cooperation with Israel’s


It Takes a Village: Disability Inclusion In the Negev Is Making Israel Bloom

Nearly every month for the last decade, more than 1,000 people from across Israel and around the world have visited ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran to see this unparalleled rehabilitative village for themselves. By applying best practices from around the globe and creating their own for areas yet to be addressed, this expansive residential


The IDF’s Newest Recruit: ‘At the Age of 15, I Woke Up Blind, and I Was Sure My Life Was Over’

The amazing story of Daniel Defour, who went blind at the age of 15. This young man’s greatest dream was to join the IDF, and following an appeal to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he began his official volunteer stint in the army. On Thursday, July 23, Defour, was officially inducted into the Israel


US Backs Israel’s Demand for Changes at UNIFIL Before Renewal of Mandate

(JNS) The United States backs Israel’s demands for significant changes to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL, whose mandate is up for renewal at the end of August.

During a closed meeting of the United


Trump Vows New Iran Deal ‘Within Four Weeks’ If Re-Elected

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump vowed that if re-elected in November, there would be a new deal with Iran “within four weeks.”

“When we win, we will have a deal within four weeks,” he said in leaked footage from a


‘Operation Home’ Lands New Olim From Mexico, as Well as Israelis Stranded Elsewhere

(JNS) A first-of-its-kind charter flight from Mexico carried 230 new immigrants to Israel on Tuesday, August 11. Dubbed “Operation Home,” the flight was organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel and Hanoar Hatzioni, with support from Keren Hayesod.

Taking off from Mexico City, the special flight carried 50 new olim and 150 Hanoar Hatzioni graduates who will


Netanyahu Warns Hezbollah After Israeli Retaliatory Strikes in Syria

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah on Tuesday that Israel would take the necessary measures to defend itself, after Israel launched airstrikes against targets in Syria.


Israeli, US Defense Firms Announce Plans for US Production of Iron Dome

(JNS) Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd announced on Monday that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to produce Iron Dome weapon systems in the United States.

Under the name Raytheon Rafael Area Protection Systems, the partnership will


IfNotNow Endorses Omar for Reelection to Minnesota Seat

(JNS) The anti-Israel group IfNotNow has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

“BREAKING: IfNotNow Movement Rejects Racist Attacks, Becomes Latest Jewish Group to


Hundreds of British Musicians Speak Out After Rapper’s Anti-Semitic Rants

(JNS) Hundreds of musicians in the United Kingdom made a stand against “all forms of racism” following anti-Semitic social-media posts by British rapper Wiley.

Popular names like Rita Ora, Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi, Lily Allen and Little Mix joined fellow artists and music labels, in addition to


Meromim Offers Special Jewish Education

(Courtesy of Meromim) When Meromim opens its doors September 1, 2020, parents of teenage boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will breathe a sigh of relief. Finally, they will not have to make the heart-wrenching decision between a special education framework for their child and a Jewish one.