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Arming synagogues? Jewish leaders grapple with balancing safety and accessibility

Monday, June 24, 2019

(June 21, 2019 / JNS) In the aftermath of two synagogue shootings exactly six months apart, in addition to arson incidents at Chabad Houses in Massachusetts and an attempted arson attempt at a Chicago synagogue last month, the issue of security, specifically armed personnel, has been in the spotlight. Some have called for supporting the … Read More

Israel to build sewage pipeline to reroute waste from Gaza

Monday, June 24, 2019

Since the collapse of the Gazan sewage treatment plant, Palestinians in the vicinity have been dumping their waste into the Hanoun River. In response to the waste flowing into Israeli territory, Israel is planning to build a new sewage pipeline to divert waste from Gaza, according to Israeli media The solution was approved by Regional … Read More

Jewish graves vandalized in South Africa

Monday, June 24, 2019

(June 24, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The Jewish community in Strand, South Africa, filed a police complaint recently after four gravestones in the local Jewish cemetery were vandalized. Last week, two other Jewish cemeteries in the same district of Western Cape were also the target of vandalism. Police fear it may be the work of … Read More

Testimonies of Palestinians tortured by the PA to be shown at The Hague

Monday, June 24, 2019

(June 24, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The testimonies of Palestinians who suffered torture at the hands of the Palestinian Authority because they collaborated or were suspected of collaborating with Israel are due to be presented to the International Criminal Court at The Hague today. Two years ago, Jerusalem District Court Judge Moshe Drori ruled that … Read More

IDF said to increase alert amid Iran tensions

Monday, June 24, 2019

The IDF has stepped up its alert status amid concerns that Iran could try and harm Israel as tensions between Tehran and Washington spiral, Channel 12 reported Sunday. According to the report, which did not cite any sources, the defense establishment has completed a series of steps in recent days to ensure that it can … Read More

Patriots owner Kraft pledges $20 million to battle anti-Semitism, BDS

Friday, June 21, 2019

AP — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel’s prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his keynote address, Kraft told the audience of Israeli and international dignitaries … Read More

NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson says he’s wowed by Israel

Friday, June 21, 2019

Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson toured Jerusalem Thursday and said that while he’d had no expectations before his first trip to Israel, after only a few days the visit already had a major impact on him. “It’s definitely a life-changing experience for you to really feel the energy of Israel and especially Jerusalem,” Watson … Read More