“The job of the Jewish people is to pray for the good of the entire world”

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Israelis called to gather at Western Wall to pray for #coronavirus victims around the world
February 16, 2020

Hundreds of Israelis gathered at the Western Wall on Sunday evening after a prominent rabbi in Israel called for a mass prayer for those infected by the coronavirus. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safed, and the Association of Communitiy Rabbis, organized the service in Jerusalem’s Old City as reports surfaced Sunday that at least three Israelis on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Tokyo Bay have tested positive for the deadly virus. The prayer service also was held in partnership with the Israel branch of the Orthodox Union. Several Chinese officials in Israel and Chinese visitors to Israel also attended the service. READ MORE a>

JERUSALEM POST Israeli invented ‘CoughSync’ machine to treat coronavirus in China A device invented by a doctor at ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem is at the most months away from being used to help treat patients with coronavirus in China, according to its inventor, Dr. Eliezer Be’eri…”It is a completely noninvasive method of clearing secretions that reproduces normal physiology”

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“Palestinian wages are four times higher with Israeli employers than with Palestinian employers, and Palestinian workers receive health benefits, sick leave, and vacation time to the same degree as Israelis do”

PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH
Palestinians prefer to work for Israeli employers – They may be hurt most by the UN’s black list
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
February 13, 2020

In response to the UN’s release of its list of blacklisted Israeli companies that have businesses across the Green Line, Palestinian Media Watch is releasing this report “Palestinians prefer to work for Israeli employers” – based on previous PMW releases. The report shows that according to Palestinian workers, Palestinian lawyers, and the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics, Palestinians enjoy better working conditions and prefer working for Israeli employers – including in Israeli settlements beyond the Green Line – rather than working for Palestinian employers. READ MORE

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Anti-Israel Palestinian professor organized Manhattan subway terror operation

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NYU professor founded anarchist group that attacked subways last month
February 15, 2020
by Isabel Vincent
February 15, 2020

A New York University professor is one of the masterminds behind the anarchist group that organized the rampage through the subways last month, destroying turnstiles, stranding thousands of commuters and spray-painting “F–k Cops” on station walls. Amin Husain, 44, is a co-founder of Decolonize This Place, which urged its radical followers in a social media campaign to “f-ck sh-t up” on Jan. 31 in a violent assault on the city’s transit system that concluded with 13 arrests and $100,000 in damage…Born in Palestine, Husain has spoken publicly about attacking Israeli soldiers as a teenager during the first Palestinian Intifada…READ MORE

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“Europe today is post-God, post-nationalism, post-family and post-Holocaust—and is therefore understandably at odds with the very concept of Israel”

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Why young Europeans can’t understand Israeli settlers
by Yishai Fleisher
February 13, 2020

In my experience, this incomprehension of Jewish yearning for the land of Israel is a recurring phenomenon with young Europeans—the standard answers about Zionism simply do not compute for them. One can chalk it up to classic anti-Semitism, but that explanation does not satisfy; these young men did not grow up with the Jew-baiting memes of old Europe. So, I decided to change tack and deal with the real issue head-on, namely that the young Europeans and myself seemed to be speaking two different languages. I began by explaining that there are three pillars upholding the rationale for Israel: biblical history, nationalism and the memory of the Holocaust. READ MORE

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New Israeli laser weapon system achieves 100% success in all test scenarios

ARUTZ SHEVA
RAFAEL’s Drone Dome intercepts multiple maneuvering targets with LASER technology
by Staff
February 12, 2020

In a recent demo conducted in Israel, RAFAEL’s Drone Dome C-UAS system performed interceptions of multiple drones, including maneuvering targets, using its hard-kill LASER BEAM director. The system achieved 100% success in all test scenarios. The stages of the interceptions included target detection, identification, and interception with a high-power LASER beam. Drone Dome is an innovative end-to-end C-UAS solution for securing air space from hostile drones. Fully operational and deployed globally, Drone Dome offers a modular and robust infrastructure, comprised of electronic jammers and sensors, allowing effective detection, full identification and neutralization of multiple Micro and Mini UAV threats…READ MORE

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Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota accuses AIPAC of being “hate” group since it criticizes her “anti-Semitic and anti-Israel policies”

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Congresswoman calls AIPAC a ‘hate group’ after it attacks her in ad
by Ron Kampeas
February 12, 2020

A Minnesota congresswoman called AIPAC a “hate group” inciting against her after the Israel lobby featured her in an attack ad. “AIPAC claims to be a bipartisan organization, but its use of hate speech actually makes it a hate group,” U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, said Wednesday in a statement. “By weaponizing anti-Semitism and hate to silence debate, AIPAC is taunting Democrats and mocking our core values.”..On Twitter, McCollum rejected what she called AIPAC’s “non-apology.” In its statement of apology, AIPAC said the ad was poorly worded” and “inflammatory,”…READ MORE

JNS Congresswoman targeted by AIPAC Facebook ads calls pro-Israel lobby a ‘hate group’ McCollum introduced a bill in November 2017 that would have mandated the U.S. government to certify that its military funding to Israel is not used for “Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.” [Ilhan] Omar and [Rashida] Tlaib support the anti-Israel BDS movement. The three congresswomen voted against a resolution in July condemning BDS.

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#BDSFail University of Illinois overturns vote to divest

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University of Illinois rejects BDS resolution passed by student government
February 13, 2020

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) rejected a BDS resolution passed by the student government in the early hours on Thursday morning. “Illinois Student Government (ISG) is an independent organization that can pass non-binding resolutions on any topic it chooses,” said the university in a statement. “It provides students the opportunity to engage in discourse on issues such as this one that have been debated around the world for centuries, but does not represent the university administration.” “ISG resolutions are non-binding, and the university has no plans to act on this one,” continued the statement.  READ MORE

FREE BEACON Student Activists Demand UChicago Divest From Israel Students at the University of Chicago are demanding that the university disclose and retract its investments in Israel in a push to pressure the school to divest from what they term an Israeli occupation and human rights abuses. …This is not the first time that the University of Chicago has come under fire from anti-Israel student activists. Its student government voted to recommend that the university divest from Israel in 2016…

ALGEMEINER Hateful Anti-Zionism at Duke University Press Duke University Press has a long history of promoting antisemitic views masquerading as academic scholarship. Their authors have compared Israelis to Nazis, and have updated antisemitic blood libels by alleging that Israel specifically targets Palestinian children to maim them and then profits from their incurred disabilities…Duke University Press is recognized by some as the “publisher of choice” for those who support boycotting Israel.

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