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Thursday, July 02, 2020

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Baltimore's Rabbi Moshe Hauer Named Executive Vice President of Orthodox Union

Editor's note: At press time, The Jewish Link's editor Elizabeth Kratz spoke with Rabbi Moshe Hauer, who has been named by the Orthodox Union as its new executive vice president. This interview will appear online and in print in Jewish Link publications next week. 

Rabbi Moshe Hauer, the senior rabbi of Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion

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World Holocaust Forum Threatened

As the nearly 50 heads of state from around the globe began preparing for their arrival in Israel this week to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum—on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp from the Nazis—the powers-that-be in the Palestinian

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Netanyahu Vows to Annex Jordan Valley, Settlements ‘Immediately’ if Elected

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that if he wins Israel’s March 2 elections, he will annex not only the Jordan Valley but also all settlements in Judea and Samaria, “immediately” and “without exception.”

Netanyahu’s remarks came during a speech launching his Likud

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Apple’s ‘Siri’ Tells Users Israel Is a ‘Zionist Occupation State’

(JNS) The internet was abuzz over the weekend when it was discovered that Apple’s built-in virtual assistant “Siri” was telling users that Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin is “the president of the Zionist occupation state.”

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Report: Iranian Parliament Member Puts $3 Million Bounty on Trump’s Head

(JNS) An Iranian lawmaker has announced a $3 million reward for the assassination of U.S. President Donald Trump, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Addressing the Iranian parliament, Iranian parliament member Ahmad Hamzeh said,

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Explosive Balloons Reach Jerusalem Area

(TPS) A cluster of balloons tied to an explosive device that was launched by terrorists from the Gaza Strip landed this week in the town of Mesilat Zion, just a short drive away from Jerusalem.

A police sapper who was alerted

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Pompeo Applauds Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala for Hezbollah Terror Designation

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised three South American countries this week for designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group, though criticized Venezuela for giving the group a haven.

“We applaud the

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Netanyahu Equates Iran’s Nuclear Program to the Nazi Genocide

(JNS) Ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum this week in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people to Iran’s nuclear program, warning that attempts to wipe out the Jewish people have not stopped since the Holocaust.

In a TBN television

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US Ambassador Kelly Craft Defends Israel, Blasts Iran at UN

“After decades of having the same meeting about the Middle East and criticizing Israel, I call upon this forum to change the dialogue,” said Craft during U.N. Security Council session on the Middle East.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft took Iran to task and staunchly backed Israel

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Helping to Right a Historic Wrong

The statistics are grim: A quarter of Holocaust survivors in Israel and a third of those in the U.S. are living in poverty. These now-elderly people, who experienced some of the worst traumas in modern times, are subsisting on so little they can’t afford both food and medicine, or dental treatment, or house repairs, or to replace

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NY Congressman Lee Zeldin Introduces Anti-BDS Act in Congress

(TPS) The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 5595), which would combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives, the latest piece of legislation to target the anti-Israel organization in the U.S.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) was joined by 60

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Russia: No Deal for Release Of Jailed Israeli-American Woman Being Considered

(JNS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov said this week that a prisoner exchange deal for an Israeli-American woman being held in Russia on drug charges is not being considered.

“As far as I know, an exchange

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