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Palestinian who converted to Judaism arrested, badly beaten by PA forces

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The 50-year-old man, who appears to be a grandson of a Palestinian who helped save Jews during 1929 Hebron massacre, has been held for the past 2 weeks on pretext of assaulting his brother; meanwhile, the man says his siblings mercilessly beat him, while PA police gave him burns on his arms and legs A … Read More

Pompeo: Trump ‘fully prepared’ to use military action against Turkey

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Although the administration prefers “peace to war,” U.S. President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to authorize military action against Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. In an interview with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost, Pompeo said the “world should know” that “where we see American interests at stake or fundamental norms around the … Read More

Eyes skyward: sunlight for powering all of Israel

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Arava region of southern Israel, which includes the city of Eilat, will reach its goal of being 100-percent reliant on solar energy during the daytime by next year, placing the area light years ahead of the rest of the country. The team responsible for the achievement, along with other experts, is now lobbying for … Read More

Pompeo to ‘Post’: Israel has right to act in Syria, U.S. will stop Iran

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Despite the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, Israel retains operational freedom to defend itself, and America remains committed to closely watching the Iraqi-Syrian border to help prevent the transfer of Iranian arms into the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told The Jerusalem Post on Friday in an exclusive interview. “Our administration’s been very … Read More

Year after massacre, Pittsburgh synagogue plans to become center for Jewish life

Monday, October 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a “center for Jewish life in the United States” and a symbol against hatred. On Friday, they outlined their vision for the Tree of Life … Read More

Jewish astronaut part of first female spacewalking team

Monday, October 21, 2019

The first-ever female spacewalking team, including a Jewish astronaut, exited the International Space Station on Friday. Swedish-American-Israeli Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are repairing a broken part of the station’s solar-power network. Meir became the fourth Jewish woman and 15th Jewish astronaut overall to be part of a space mission. “@NASA has captured the imaginations … Read More

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Monday, October 21, 2019

(October 18, 2019 / JNS) Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. An estimated 85 athletes will be competing in 18 sports on behalf of the Jewish state. Vered Buskila, vice president of the Olympic Committee of Israel, told the news site NoCamels, “This is … Read More

Palestinians riot on Gaza border; 48 said wounded

Monday, October 21, 2019

Over 4,000 Palestinian demonstrators took part in weekly protests Friday along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, with several hundred rioting and clashing with Israeli troops. Rioters threw rocks and explosive devices at troops who responded with tear gas and live fire. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said 48 Palestinians were wounded … Read More