Canada: A shooting attack in a Quebec mosque killed 6 and injured 8. This in the shadow of statements from Trudeau that he will allow anyone refused entry to the U.S. entry to Canada.
Storm against Trump’s immigration policies: Though his laws were temporarily on hold by American courts, Trump stands firm that he will severely limit entry of Muslim refugees to the U.S. Muslim counties are in uproar.
Tension between Israel and Mexico: Netanyahu vocally supported the wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexico invited Israel’s Mexican Ambassador to clarify what this means. Jewish communities is Mexico and Former U.S. ambassador Dan Shapiro criticized Netanyahu’s words. Israel explained that they meant that their own wall in the South works well.
Iran furious with Trump: Iran invited the Swiss Ambassador who is liaison to America to complain about Trump’s forbidding entry of citizens from 7 countries. These are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Entry to U.S. from these countries will require extreme vetting.
Local Israel Politics:
The “Regulation Law” will be brought for its final ratification in the Knesset today. The Attorney General will not protect the passed law from Supreme Court opposition.
Amona: The Attorney General will protect the “Amona clause” after Amona residents promised a peaceful relocation. The Prime Minister gave back the powers previously rescinded from Minister of Interior Aryeh Deri regarding work permits for Shabbat.
Ehud Barak announced he will not run for head of labor party dispelling rumors to that effect.
Kotel: The Charedi Parties firmly demand Netanyahu stops his Reform initiative for the Kotel.
The teacher’s strike in Jerusalem was cancelled when the Jerusalem District Court put a temporary stay on the strike in Jerusalem institutions of education.
Prayers and concern: Prayers afre being said all over Israel and the world for Harav Aharon Yehudah Leib Shteinman. Please pray for the complete recovery of Aharon Yehudah Leib ben Gittel Faiga.
The military establishment fears escalation of violence and a new ‘Intefada” if the U.S. moves it’s Embassy to Jerusalem.
Israel Weather: The stormy weather stopped. It remains cold. Today there will be slight warming but it will still be colder than normal for this season. On Tuesday temperatures will drop further.
The price of gasoline remains unchanged.