Israel and Italy Seal Reciprocal Procurement Agreement

The Israel Ministry of Defense will purchase 5 advanced training helicopters from Italy, increasing the Air Force’s training fleet to 12. The Italian Ministry of Defense will purchase Rafael spike missiles and Elbit Systems simulators in exchange.
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Watch: In Pre-Recorded UN Speech, Trump Touts Mideast Regional Accomplishments

The president reiterated that the recent normalization and economic deals represent “the dawn of the new Middle East.”

Pompeo Threatens China, Russia with Sanctions if They Sell Arms to Iran

“Having Chinese tanks, or Chinese air-defense systems or defensive missile systems in Iran in the first instance threatens the people of Iran, in the second instance, threatens the people of the Middle East, and the next people who come under threat are the people who live in Europe,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Bulgarian Court Hands Down Two Life Sentences for 2012 Burgas Bombing

The verdict did not mention Hezbollah, but the prosecutor’s office showed evidence the two defendants, who were tried in absentia, “had links to the radical wing of the Shi’ite group.”

Honduras Will Open its Embassy in Jerusalem by End of 2020

Honduras will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2020, President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced, joining the US and Guatemala in Israel’s capital.

Jerusalem Court Rules Malka Leifer Will be Extradited to Australia

A psychiatric panel in January decided that the alleged sex offender, who escaped to Israel from Australia, is mentally fit to stand trial and has been feigning mental illness.

Polish President Praises Law Banning Exports of Kosher Slaughtered Meat

President Duda said he was very concerned about the welfare and humanitarian treatment of animals, but stressed that the welfare of farmers came first.

Senators Rosen & Lankford Push Poland on Anti-Semitism, Holocaust Restitution

Poland is the only European Union member-state that has not adopted a national comprehensive private-property restitution law.

‘Wherever We Are in This World, We All Sing ‘Avinu Malkenu,’ We Are Still...

"Shuls and synagogues in South Africa have been closed for nearly five months; we are all in this together and we are all there for each other."

Pompeo to France: Hezbollah’s Weapons will Torpedo Attempts to Intervene in Lebanon

“You can’t allow Iran to have more money, power and arms, and at the same time try to disconnect Hezbollah from the disasters it provoked in Lebanon,” says the U.S. secretary of state.

71% of Jews in Europe have Experienced Anti-Semitic Attack – EU Survey

The survey was presented on Tuesday to the Knesset’s Subcommittee on Israel-Diaspora Relations.

President Aliyev Sends Rosh Hashanah Greetings to the Jewish Community of Azerbaijan

The State Department urged Azerbaijan to avoid using the pandemic to silence “civil society advocacy, opposition voices, or public discussion.”

Ukraine: Minister Deri Appealed to Let in the Chassidim

Turns out what's good for the goose is plenty good for the gander.

Shofar Blowings To Accommodate New Covid-19 Guidelines

local Jewish Bury Councillor Jane Black said: “Pikuach nefesh, the protection of life, is the highest principle in Judaism and we, as a community, must take responsibility and protect ourselves and others from Covid-19.”
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Chancellor Merkel: Jews Don’t Feel Safe in Germany

She pointed out the increase in conspiracy theories and hate speech targeting Jews on social media in Germany.

Israeli NGO Mourns Destruction of Refugee Camp it Helped Build in Greece

For five years, IsraAID has been helping tens of thousands of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghani refugees in Lesbos. Last week, it burned down, leaving 12,000 people homeless.

‘Palestine Action’ Raids Elbit Offices in London Again, 4 Arrested

All in all, Elbit is probably the least vulnerable Israeli company out there, and the attacks on its London offices were borderline silly, seeing as it took them some time to hang their slogan banner upright.

UNRWA USA Communications Director to Address pro-BDS Conference

Organizers say it is an “in-depth course on legislative advocacy” in training activists to lobby Congress on BDS and other anti-Israel issues.

Norway Arrests Suspect in 1982 Attack on Jewish Restaurant in Paris

The terror attack left six people dead and at least 20 wounded.

European Court of Justice Advocate General Opposes Belgian Outlawing of Kosher Slaughtering

Clearly, the jurist did not go as far as to legitimize the Jewish and Muslim methods of killing animals per se, suggesting instead the rights of the slaughtered animals are superseded by the religious rights of European citizens.
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Danish Jews Threatened by Circumcision Ban, Community Leader Warns

"Denmark saved Jewish life during the Holocaust, and now it may end Jewish life in the kingdom," says Danish Jewish community president Henri Goldstein.

Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Like-Minded Norwegian MP

Tybring-Gjedde has been an outspoken critic of Norway's immigration policy, demanding that immigrants adjust to Norwegian society and that immigration to Norway be "dramatically reduced."

Serbs: Israel Recognizing Kosovo Is Like Serbia Recognizing ‘Palestine’

The parallels to Israel's international troubles with the Palestinian Authority are glaring, naturally, and the Serbs, who consider themselves old friends of Israel and the Jews, feel betrayed by Israel.

German Fund Gives $13 Million of Nazi War Profits to Hebrew U to Research...

The Alfred Landecker Foundation was established by the Reimann family in June 2019 to atone for their father and grandfather's war crimes.

For First Time in Ukraine Parliament’s History, Rabbi Awarded Medal of Honor

This is the first time in the country’s history that a Jewish religious leader has been honored with the highest award of the Ukrainian Parliament.

European Union Threatens Serbia, Kosovo, to Deny their Membership over Jerusalem Embassies

According to the AP, the threat worked and Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic is already walking back the Jerusalem announcement.

100 London Reform Jews Can Now Be Buried with Like-Minded Progressives

The interment of non-Jewish remains would be carried out in a secular service led by the Rabbi, and the plots are available for use immediately through Bromley Reform Synagogue.

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