‘Israel will respond to any Iranian attack on the Syrian border’

‘Israel will respond to any Iranian attack on the Syrian border’

 

Newsletter Monday November 27, 2017
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‘Israel will respond to any Iran attack on Syrian border’
Kuwaiti paper reports that Syrian President Bashar Assad is willing to demilitarize 40 km from border with Israel • Iranian general

threatens Europe with extended missile range • Team of Israeli MKs in Moscow to discuss Iran’s influence in Syria.

Dror Eydar | Cowardice in the face of incitement
It is not just Netanyahu who is being crucified and besmirched (with his wife), but all right-wingers. They must not leave him to his own devices, because they are being tested now.
Nadav Shragai | Our chance with Jerusalem’s Arabs
Instead of being a threat to Jewish interests, recent polls surprisingly show that east Jerusalem’s Arabs are increasingly in favor of participating in Israeli society.
Galit Distal Atbaryan | No underdog
Some American Jews feel they have been insulted to the depths of their progressive souls by the Israeli refusal to implement Reform Judaism’s ideals, whatever they may be, in our Middle East.
Israel to re-enact historic UN vote that led to its establishment
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, dozens of ambassadors, diplomats to convene at hall where vote was originally held • At Times Square, megascreens to display clips of historic vote as dancers wearing “I love Israel” shirts wave Israeli flags.

Ambassador Danny Danon | We fulfilled the dream
Seventy years ago, the U.N. voted to recognize the nascent State of Israel. Today, we stand proud and declare that we will never stop building it.
Report: Amazon seeks to set up distribution center in Israel
Retail giant reportedly looking for a 270,000-square-foot warehouse in Israel for its products, to allow direct delivery of orders to Israeli customers and lower prices across the board • Israelis spend $5.4 million online during Black Friday sales.
Israel Hayom editor touts paper’s independence, accomplishments
Israel Hayom Editor-in-Chief Boaz Bismuth says paper has won over Israelis because it reflects their views • Editor dismisses allegations that it gives favorable coverage to PM Netanyahu • MK Cabel: I was wrong to pursue the anti-Israel Hayom bill.
Israel marks expulsion of Jews from Arab nations, Iran
“The story of Mizrahi Jews has been absent from the history of the Jewish people,” laments social equality minister • Events to be held across Europe, the Americas and India next week • University of Maryland to host conference on Jewish refugees.
Shabbat coalition crisis ends with compromises on both sides
Likud and haredi parties agree to increase interior minister’s power to veto bylaws that allow supermarkets to operate on Shabbat, permit some railway work • Health Minister Yakov Litzman to retain full ministerial authority as deputy minister.
Jerusalem mayor denies rumors he plans to run for head of Likud
Mayor Nir Barkat has been laying the groundwork for a leap into national politics • If the next Knesset election is moved up, Barkat would have to resign as mayor of Jerusalem to run in the Likud primaries • Barkat: No decision has been made.
36 members of extremist haredi sect arrested in Jerusalem protests
Jerusalem Faction members stage illegal sit-in at Bridge of Strings, blocking traffic and angering commuters • Police arrest and question 36 demonstrators, including eight draft-dodgers who were handed over to the Military Police to be imprisoned.
Saudi Arabia said to focus on joint efforts to combat terrorism
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells defense ministers from 40 Muslim-majority countries that Islamic Military Counterterrorism Coalition members will provide mutual military, intelligence aid • IMCTC to combat financing of terrorism.  
Bringing Jewish education through music to the 4 corners of the world
Shlock Rock has played more than 2,000 concerts worldwide and in all 50 American states • Will the musical “Daniel in Babylon” be the next “Joseph”? • Host Steve Ganot speaks with musician Lenny Solomon about Shlock Rock and the Four Corners Project.