Friday, August 19, 2022


Local Rabbis Weigh In: Can We Bomb Syria?

The crisis in Syria has dominated the headlines in recent weeks—and for American Jews, this issue has a particular resonance. Aside from his use of poison gas, torture and other brutalities against his own people, Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad is also a longstanding enemy of Israel. No one in the Jewish community would be sad to see him go; indeed, many Jewish


U.S. Will Be ‘Clear-Eyed’ In Talks to Thwart Iran Bomb

Washington—U.S. President Barack Obama assured Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday that the U.S. remains committed to preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, is keeping the military option on the table, and will not reduce sanctions unless or until it is clear that Iran is taking verifiable actions to match its purported willingness


Funding Desperately Needed Fineman Family and Friends Seek Cure

Fair Lawn—When most parents are waiting with happy anticipation for their children to roll over for the first time, Evan and Robin Fineman learned that their firstborn son, Ezra, had Hyper IgM Syndrome.  This rare primary immune deficiency disorder is genetic and makes Ezra unable to fight off infection. A cure is only possible via a bone marrow transplant,


Noam Gets $1M for Ed Tech

Paramus, NJ – Yeshivat Noam has been awarded a one million dollar multi-year grant to create the school’s Educational Technology and Innovation Program. The funds will be allocated toward new and revolutionary learning techniques and curriculums and various technological advancements throughout the school. This exciting program has been designed to provide


Syria Weapons Deal Brings Short-term Relief, Long-Term Concern

On the same day that the U.S. and Russia agreed to a deal stipulating that Syria must remove or destroy its chemical weapons stockpile by mid-2014, Israelis were happy to spend the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War in synagogue, and not on the battlefield or in safe rooms with gas masks.

Yet Israelis’ long-term outlook on the situation in Syria isn’t


20 Trucks With Syrian Chemical Equipment Said To Go To Iraq

Twenty trucks laden with equipment used in the manufacture of chemical weapons were recently driven across the border from Syria into Iraq, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbalreported.The trucks were “heavily protected” by security forces, and were not inspected by border guards, the paper reported, adding that its sources confirmed the illicit


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


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


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


‘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 Woodby Mario Ulbrich was released two years ago the search for the fabled treasure has


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


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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