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New Poll Shows 83% of Israelis Think Donald Trump will be a ‘Pro-Israel President’

Ruderman Family Foundation releases new poll that finds vast majority of Israelis see Trump as Pro-Israel, although 48% think there is no chance he can lead to a peace deal between Israel and the PalestiniansJerusalem — A new poll conducted by the Ruderman Family Foundation found that an overwhelming 83% of Israelis envision President-elect Donald Trump as a ‘Pro-Israel president’. The study polled 500 Israelis that when asked if President-elect Trump would be a Pro-Israel president, 83% responded with a yes, while 17% thought otherwise.The poll, conducted by Dialog, asked Israelis a number of questions surrounding their views on the…
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Ahead of 1 Billion Lawsuit, First National Online Campaign Accuses Facebook of Inciting Terrorism

NEW YORK,  An Israel-based civil rights organization launched its first-ever online campaign in the U.S. today to build public support for a pair of major lawsuits against the social media giant, with a provocative video leveling unprecedented charges that Facebook is inciting terrorism around the world.The campaign, featuring a YouTube video (https://youtu.be/YfDSjoJDuxE) by Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, comes after the recent stabbing and car-ramming attack by an Ohio State University student, when investigators exposed the attacker’s Facebook rant urging people to follow the slain al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki.That attack and video underscore Shurat HaDin’s lawsuits against Facebook, Cohen…
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Ronald S. Lauder praises countries for helping Israel to fight fire blazes

The head of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Thursday expressed concern about the wild fires currently raging in Israel. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel, especially those in the areas most affected by the fires.” Wild fire spreading near Modiin on ThursdayWild fire spreading near Modiin on ThursdayThe WJC president thanked the countries – among them Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Russia, Turkey, and the United States – providing emergency relief and support for Israel. However, he expressed indignation about the fact that despite the danger a number…
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French Jews hold protest against France's decision to abstain in key UNESCO vote on Jerusalem

France's Jewish umbrella bodies on Thursday rallied opposite the French Foreign Ministry in Paris to protest France's failure to vote against UNESCO resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem.CRIF, the political lobby group representing French Jewish communities, and the Consistoire, French Jewry’s organ responsible for religious services, called to join a protest rally on Thursday at the Quai d'Orsay. The gathering came in reaction to the passing of two resolutions on Jerusalem this month by UNESCO committees.France was among 26 countries that abstained from voting during the first resolution, at the UNESCO Executive Board last week. It refers to the…
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UNESCO panel adopts another decision denying Jewish link to Temple Mount

WJC, The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday adopted by a secret ballot a decision which accuses Israel of damaging the character of Jerusalem and ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to the holy sites in the city. Earlier, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder had called on the 21 members of the committee to reject the “blatantly dishonest, inflammatory, and one-sided" text.Of the 20 WHC members who cast their vote, 10 voted in favor of the text, 8 abstained and 2 voted against. The members on the committee are…
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BOI interest rate for November 2016 remains unchanged

The decision to keep the interest rate for November 2016 unchanged at 0.1 percent is consistent with the Bank of Israel's monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target range of 1–3 percent a year.The decision to keep the interest rate for November 2016 unchanged at 0.1 percent is consistent with the Bank of Israel's monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target range of 1–3 percent a year, and to support growth while maintaining financial stability. The Monetary Committee continues to assess that…
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President Rivlin’s Rosh Hashanah greeting

​In his Rosh Hashanah greeting to the Diaspora, President Rivlin stresses challenges facing Jewish leaders, calls for greater engagement with Israel among the younger generationIn the run up the Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, President Reuven Rivlin issued his traditional greeting to Jewish communities around the world. In the message he stressed that, “Today the Jewish community and its leaders - in Israel and around the world - face three very difficult challenges.” He named the first as the “well-being of Jewish communities in need” of whom he said, “we must work to help them continue to be proud to…
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PM Netanyahu's eulogy at the funeral for Shimon Peres

​In a turbulent Middle East, peace will not be achieved other than by preserving our power. But power is a means to an end; to promote progress, prosperity and peace – for us, for the nations of the region and for our Palestinian neighbors.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Friday, 30 September), at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem, at the funeral for Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres, delivered the following eulogy: "You have come from near and far to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, to pay last respects to Shimon Peres, one of the founders of the state, one of the greatest…
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Shimon Peres 1923 - 2016

Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, 28 September 2016. The State of Israel and its people deeply mourn the passing of a great leader, a statesman and a true visionary.(1923-2016)Ninth President of Israel 2007-2014Prime Minister of Israel 1984-1986 and 1995-1996Foreign Minister of Israel 1986-1988; 1992-1995; 2001-2002Shimon Peres - public servant, parliamentarian and the eighth Prime Minister of the State of Israel - was elected by the Knesset on June 13, 2007 to serve as the Ninth President of Israel, and took the oath of office on July 15, serving until Julyi 24, 2014.Peres…
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