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Sudanese Stabber in Israel Was Islamic State Adherent

February 25, 2016, by

From the JTA: A Sudanese national who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Ashkelon was influenced to carry out the attack by the Islamic State, the Shin Bet said. The results of a joint investigation by the security service and police released Thursday determined that the assailant, Kamel Hassan, 32, was a devout Muslim and adherent

Meet 5 Israeli Companies Driving Disability Tech

February 24, 2016, by

Ben Sales of the JTA has this story: After a missile strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War left Omer Zur’s father paralyzed from the chest down, his dad vowed to continue life as normal. But there was one Israeli pastime he couldn’t enjoy: hiking. “He’d say, ‘I’ll go in the car and meet you

Hundreds of Anti-Israel Posters Hung in London Subways

February 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Hundreds of posters in support of the Palestinians and calling Israel an apartheid state were hung in London’s Underground subway system. The ads were being removed Monday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Commuters first saw the signs during that morning’s commute after they were put up overnight. Transport for London, which

After Killing Dafna Meir, Teen Terrorist Went Home to Watch Movie — Indictment

February 22, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: On Monday, January 17, Morad Bader Abdullah Adais went into his kitchen, took a knife that his family used for cutting meat and decided to use it to kill Jews, according to the indictment filed against him Monday. Earlier that day, the 16-year-old had been watching Palestinian television, notably the

Last Survivor of Treblinka Revolt Dies in Israel

February 22, 2016, by

From the AP: MOSHAV UDIM, Israel (AP) — The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany’s attempt to destroy European Jewry. But the death of Willenberg, who was buried Monday, also symbolizes a

One Israeli Killed, Another Wounded in Stabbing Attack

February 18, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: One Israeli man was killed, and a second man was seriously wounded, in an apparent terror stabbing north of Jerusalem Thursday afternoon. The attack took place in a supermarket belonging to the Rami Levy chain in the Sha’ar Binyamin industrial zone, located southeast of Ramallah in the West Bank. One

A Recap From India

February 18, 2016, by

We would like to thank OU Israel Center for organizing our “halachic adventure” to India. We have not usually shared our adventures but felt that this was something so exceptional that the story had to felt and seen by more than the two of us. Experiencing some these historical events like the restoration of the

Students Interrupt Brooklyn College Faculty Meeting, Demand ‘Zionists Off Campus’

February 18, 2016, by

From the JTA: Some 10 Brooklyn College students interrupted a faculty meeting and made anti-Israel demands and statements. A faculty member who was at the Tuesday afternoon meeting told JTA the students demanded “Zionists off campus.” The educator wished to remain anonymous. Other demands ranged from calls for better pay for adjunct teachers to ending

Breakthrough Cancer Cure Has Deep Israeli Roots

February 17, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: A breakthrough cancer study in which patients suffering from a form of leukemia saw their diseases go into remission after they were treated with genetically modified T-cells has deep roots in Israel. One of the first in the world to work on the innovative adaptive immunotherapy technique to treat cancer,

Iranian Leader Blames Zionist ‘network’ for US and EU policy

February 17, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Escalating his rhetoric against the United States and Israel, Iran’s supreme leader claimed Wednesday that a Zionist “network” dominates US and EU policy, and that Iranian slogans of “Death to America” are a natural response to US “hostility,” an Iranian news site reported. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “said the global Zionism

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