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  • Writer's pictureAvi Abraham Benlolo

Today's Top Jewish News - September 29, 2020

  1. Today we commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre. The Nazis shot 33,371 Ukrainian Jews including children and women at the Ravine in Babyn Yar. The government has pledged to build a memorial and an education centre.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez withdraws from peace now event honouring Yitzhak Rabin. Sadly, Yitzhak Rabin took a chance on the Palestinians and paid for it with his life. Its shameful for anyone to dishonour his memory as a peacemaker.

  3. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday revealed a secret arms depot belonging to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah near Beirut’s International Airport, warning of another catastrophic explosion and calling on the Lebanese people to protest against the terror group and its Iranian sponsors.Today, Israel exposed Hezbollah sites, used to manufacture Precision Guided Missiles in central Beirut. These weapons target Israelis & are deliberately placed in populated areas, endangering Lebanese civilians.

  4. A Nazi "book burning" video emerged today allegedly in Vancouver or area to protest the lockdown. The tweet said it was "a meeting for a Holocaust denial group....the group pretended they were books, gave sieg heils by a Third Reich flag and joked about burning Jews".

  5. In a disturbing event, In the township of Russell, CBC reported that a 10 year old black child was beaten up by two white children who also broke his arm in two places. The parent is outraged and said the child is completely traumatized. Authorities are encouraged to act expeditiously.

  6. Tonight Donald Trump with debate Joe Biden. But will foreign policy be on the agenda? Will Biden account for the Obama administration handing Iran over $1 billion which has fuelled its terror activities in recent years?

  7. Saudi Arabia said on Monday it had arrested 10 members of a terrorist cell this month, three of whom had received training from Iran's Revolutionary Guards.  Weapons and explosives were also seized.

  8. An arms dealer in Gaza revealed to Al-Monitor that "the military factions in Gaza, headed by Hamas, possess distinct types of Iranian R-160 and Fajr-5 missiles with a range of 100 km. (62 miles). They also have drones and anti-tank missiles and shoulder-launched rockets produced by Russia. They also plan to acquire Chinese C-704 missiles, anti-ship missiles with a range of 35 km. (21 miles) and radar systems for guided missiles." 

  9. A Pakistan-born 18-year-old has admitted to stabbing two people with a meat cleaver outside the former Paris offices ofCharlie Hebdomagazine, investigators said Saturday. He said he wanted to avenge the republication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by the satirical weekly, which in January 2015 was targeted in a massacre carried out by Islamist gunmen.

  10. At the UN today, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said about the Middle East peace process - "I have been in close dialogue with my counterparts fromJordan, Egyptand Francein recent weeks, and we agreed that this new dynamic should be seized by the parties for fresh, credible negotiations on a two-state solution that alone holds the promise of lasting peace. For this, both sides must make compromises and refrain from violence, but also from unilateral steps such as annexation and settlement construction".

  11. Israel is said to be experiencing one of the highest Coved rates in the world and is in extreme lockdown, as police essentially closed off cities across the country. At the same time, rallies are taking place across the country against the Netanyahu government.

  12. An FBI and Homeland Security memos warned of rising domestic extremist threats by white supremacists preceding the election. We have seen a visible increase of these groups such as Proud Boys show themselves in cities across the US over the past few weeks.

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