Thursday, July 02, 2020


Export of Israeli Natural Gas To Egypt Gets Underway

(JNS) In a historic first, Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt this week according to the terms of a landmark agreement between the two countries.

The Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings is purchasing 85 billion cubic


Likud Races to Unite Right-Wing Parties Ahead of Midnight Deadline

(JNS) At press time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party was making a last-ditch effort to unite the country’s right-wing parties ahead of the country’s March 2 election.

Parties failing to clear the 3.25 percent electoral threshold in March will result in votes being wasted,


Our Atypical Aliyah Story

Our aliyah story is not typical. We weren’t planning on this for many years. We didn’t have a five, three or even a one-year plan. It was more like a three-month plan. We woke up one day last January with this crazy idea of aliyah and our journey began with exploration and a pilot trip at the end of March.


‘I Am a Palestinian Jew’

Part I

It was 12:15 a.m., Friday night. I sat with 20-year-old Moishe F. in a hole-in-the-wall shul in the heart of Mea Shearim, discussing our different upbringings and worldviews before he would return to Boro Park to marry a girl whom he had only met for three hours and hadn’t spoken to since Rosh


Eight AMIT Educators Among Education Ministry’s ‘Teachers of the Century’

(Courtesy of AMIT) Eight AMIT educators are among the education ministry’s religious-education administration list of this year’s “teachers of the century.” All of the teachers and principals selected for this distinction were recognized for their groundbreaking


A Bad Time to Fight Evil?

Iranian military mastermind Qassem Soleimani drenched country after country in blood, including Jewish and American blood, and the United States let him get away with it—until it didn’t.

It’s possible that the killing of Iran’s top military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani by U.S. forces


Netanyahu: Israel Will Deal ‘A Crushing Blow’ to Its Enemies if Attacked

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Israel’s enemies will be “dealt a crushing blow” if they attempt to attack it.

The prime minister commented, “Qassem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of countless innocent people over the past few decades. He


Ukrainian Airliner Goes Down In Tehran, Killing 176

(JNS) A Ukranian Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, January 8, killing all 176 people aboard. Though a spokesman for Iran’s Road and Transportation Ministry claimed that the crash was caused by “technical difficulties,” at least two


Pompeo: US ‘Disavowing’ Hansell Memorandum

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the United States is “disavowing” the 1978 Hansell Memorandum, a State Department memo that claimed Israeli settlements violate international law.

In a video statement


Iranian Parliament Approves Bill Labeling US Military, Pentagon as Terror Groups

(JNS) The Iranian parliament approved a bill this week to designate the entire U.S. military and Pentagon as terrorist entities following last week’s U.S. elimination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. Lawmakers also backed a motion allocating $220 million to the Quds Force to avenge Soleimani’s death.


Gila Allen Is Making Memories at MMY

After graduating from Bruriah High School, Gila Allen, from Edison, is now learning at MMY (Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim) as part of her gap year. During her first semester at seminary, she has fostered new connections with both her fellow students and attentive faculty and has delved deep into the teachings of Rav


Ohr Torah Stone Launches Jewish Education Grants

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), the modern Orthodox network of 27 institutions that are transforming Jewish living, learning and leadership worldwide, has launched its first Jewish education grant program to help strengthen seven small European communities in Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Oslo, Norway; and Warsaw,