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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Israel/World

Columbia University President Opposes BDS Referendum Ahead of Vote

(JNS) Columbia University president Lee Bollinger came down hard on anti-Semitism last week ahead of an undergraduate student referendum next month calling on the university to divest from companies doing business in Israel.

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Muslim World League Secretary General Denounces Political Islam

(MEMRI via JNS) There is no place for political Islam in France or anywhere else, Saudi cleric and Muslim World League Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa said last week.

In an interview with France 24 TV’s Arabic-language channel on March 4, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa said that

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Netanyahu Election Lead Shrinks, Raising Prospect Of Another Israel Vote

(Algemeiner) At press time, Israel appeared headed into another political stalemate after nearly complete results indicated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had failed to secure a clear majority for a right-wing bloc in parliament.

With 99% of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party was

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Israeli Government Releases More Guidelines to Combat Spread of Coronavirus

(Ynetnews) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that Israelis arriving from France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain must enter a two-week period of quarantine. Non-Israelis will be allowed in from those destinations if they can be

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Sanders and Biden Secure Victories on Super Tuesday

(Arutz Sheva) Primaries for the Democratic presidential nomination were held on Super Tuesday.

As of 11:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was the biggest winner, having been projected to win in Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota and

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Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson Visit ‘The Deal of the Century’ Region Firsthand

Serendipity. It’s a word that I never learned in high school as it was too far along the alphabet for me to reach it when studying for the SATs long ago. But I find myself using it often in recent days, as I was privileged to accompany two U.S. Congressmen and their wives throughout Israel. Though the trip was planned

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Israeli Arabs Reject Becoming Citizens of Palestinian State, as Suggested in Mideast Peace Plan

(Ariel ben Solomon/JNS) Israeli Arab citizens flatly reject the idea floated in the recently released U.S. “Peace to Prosperity” plan that envisions the possibility that borders would be redrawn and some Arab cities and villages could become part of a future Palestinian state.

While the discussions

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In South Carolina Debate, Democrats Spar Over US Troops In Mideast, Embassy in Israel

(Jackson Richman/JNS) During the Democratic presidential debate this week ahead of the South Carolina Democratic primary, some of the candidates defended their positions on Israel and other issues pertaining to the Middle East.

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Netanyahu: ‘We’re Only Two Seats Away From a Strong Right-Wing Government’

(Ariel Kahana/Israel Hayom via JNS) Five days out from Israel’s third general election in under 12 months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was optimistic as he addressed a conference of regional council leaders.

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Israel Prepares For Possible Economic Trouble in Wake of Spread of Coronavirus

(TPS) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week chaired a government discussion on the Israeli economy’s readiness for the consequences of the coronavirus and its spread around the globe.

Netanyahu highlighted the “steady hand on the steering wheel. We are meeting on a daily basis and there is a

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Rutgers Team Helps Electrify the Mediterranean Breeze

Winds of energy innovation are blowing in New Jersey—winds that might someday reach halfway across the world to Israel.

A Rutgers University team is conducting the research behind a project to establish wind turbine farms off the New Jersey coast that will be completed in about four

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North Jersey Orthodox Rabbis and Jewish Communal Leaders Appointed to Slate 4 in WZC Election

(Courtesy of World Zionist Congress): Touro College president, Dr. Alan Kadish of Teaneck, and rebbetzin and yoetzet halacha, Shira Donath of Congregation Darchei Noam in Fair Lawn, lead the Bergen County contingent vying for seats as delegates to the World Zionist Congress on Slate #4, the Orthodox Israel

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