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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Menendez on Rouhani: An Appreciation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement following President Rouhani’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York:

“While I welcome the statement by President Rouhani that Iran is seeking a peaceful and diplomatic path, I was disappointed by the

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Kerry: Israelis, Palestinians Intensify Talks Toward Final Agreement

UNITED NATIONS—Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said last week. The two sides met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York at a conference of donors looking for ways to revive the fragile Palestinian

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Israeli Supreme Court Stops Dentention of Infiltrators

Jerusalem—Last month nine Israeli Supreme Court Justices ruled that the Third Amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration is unconstitutional and must be overturned.  Over 2,000 women, men and children are currently being held in harsh conditions without trial under the amendment, which was passed in January 2012.

The Supreme Court ruled that

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‘It Is A Dig Too Far’ Outcry As Nazi Treasure Hunters Search A Concentration Camp Cemetery for £150million Amber Room of the Tsars

Police are probing a borehole in a cemetery containing the remains of murdered concentration camp victims which they believe was dug by Nazi treasure hunters searching for the fabled Amber Room of the tsars.

Ever since a book called The Puzzle of Poppen Wood by Mario Ulbrich was released two years ago the search for the fabled treasure has

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Top Minister Accuses Abbas of Lying to World

New York—Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz in speaking to The Times of Israel, dismissed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the U.N. as anti-peace.

“I think that the speech was not a speech of peace. Instead of condemning terror, it condemns those who struggle against terror. He said that we exaggerate our

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World News Briefs

Israel Warned Kenya of Nairobi Attack

According to AFP-Al-Arabiya, cabinet ministers and Kenya’s army chief had received information warning of a plan to carry out a major attack on a Nairobi mall by Islamist gunmen, security sources said Saturday, confirming an intelligence report leaked in Kenya’s The Nation newspaper. The report said Israel had warned of

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Israel News Briefs

Israelis Send Aid and Clothing to Syrian Refugees

According to the Huffington Post, “There are a number of Israeli citizens and organizations involved with aid distribution to Syrian refugees, which have sent hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid to Jordan,” said Dr. NirBoms from Haifa University. Boms is involved with an Israeli group called Hand in Hand

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Palestinians Mark Intifada Anniversary with Stones

Jerusalem—Hours after Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials exhorted Palestinians to declare a Third Intifada against Israel, violent demonstrations flared up last Friday in several locations throughout Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, resulting in multiple Israeli injuries.

Friday marked the 13th anniversary of the outbreak of the second Palestinian

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Pope Francis Praises Jews For Having “Kept Their Faith In God”

(JNS.org) Rome—In an open letter appearing in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Pope Francis I praises the Jewish people for having “kept their faith in God” despite centuries of persecution.

The message about the Jewish people was part of a larger letter written in response to prominent Italian atheist Eugenio Scalfari, who wrote a series of

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In J Street Speech, Livni Extolls Peace for Entire Region

Washington—Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the Palestinians, last Saturday night addressed the J Street conference in Washington, affirming Israel’s commitment to a two-state solution and arguing that a peace deal would affect fundamental change throughout the Middle East.

“Yes, we can love Israel and at the

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American Jewish population is 6.8 Million

(JNS.org) The Jewish population of the United States is 6.8 million, representing 2.2 percent of the country’s total population, a new report revealed. According to the 2012 estimates of the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI) at Brandeis University, about 4.2 million American adults identify as Jewish when asked about their religion, and about 970,000 adults

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Boteach, Wiesel, Kagame, Talk Genocide at Cooper Union

Manhattan—On Sunday night, Sept. 29, at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, a panel was gathered in front of a capacity audience to hear the latest on what we have learned about killing each other since Cain killed Abel. At the time, God also began to teach Mankind how to deal with their feelings of rage and jealousy.

The evening began with a long delay

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