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 By David Brummer    News    May 25, 2018 

Inscribing the memory of their sacrifice

The fate of Israel and, specifically, the reunification of Jerusalem were decided 50 years ago at Ammunition Hill. As Israel mourns the fallen on Remembrance Day, Jewish National Fund-USA ensures...

 
 News    May 25, 2018 

Guatemala moves embassy to Jerusalem

By World Israel News Guatemala made history on Wednesday when it moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, two days after the US made the same move. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Prime...

 

Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision

(ISRAEL21c)-Throughout her 25 years of life, Netta Barzilai was told over and over that she wasn't pretty enough or smart enough or skinny enough to accomplish what she wanted in life. Last night she...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 25, 2018 

Neighbors of the new US embassy in Jerusalem are worried about traffic and rising rents

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As he strolled on his leafy, narrow street overlooking what is now the United States Embassy in Israel, Ben Katz stepped back to dodge the side-view mirror of an oncoming truck, which...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 25, 2018 

Israel defends Gaza crackdown as self-defense: 'We are saving human life'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Despite growing condemnation for the deaths of 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border yesterday, Israel defended its military's actions as an act of self-defense in the face of a mass...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    May 25, 2018 

Nakba-The Arab self-inflicted catastrophe

As the British began to dismantle their Mandate (The British Mandate) and leave western Palestine (as Israel was called at the time), Israel’s War of Independence began (Nov. 30, 1947 - May 14, 1948). During the war, Palestinian Arabs became bellig...

 
 News    May 25, 2018 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

US envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with leaders in Qatar to discuss Gaza relief WASHINGTON (JTA)—U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt met Wednesday in Qatar with its foreign minister and discussed relief for Gaza, a notable meeting with one of...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    May 18, 2018

At US embassy dedication, a day for marking history

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli leaders and citizens responded with euphoria as the Trump administration moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, designating a pre-existing consular building as the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 18, 2018

Israel unleashes powerful strike capabilities after Iran hits first

(JNS) In striking more than 50 Iranian military targets within 90 minutes early on Thursday morning, the Israel Defense Force displayed just a sample of its advanced, intelligence-fueled precision...

 
 By Malkah Fleisher    News    May 18, 2018

Israel destroys 50 Iranian targets in Syria after missiles launched at Golan Heights by Iran

(JNS)-Following an Iranian rocket barrage on Wednesday night, the Israel Defense Forces pounded Syria with significant airstrikes, obliterating dozens of targets associated with the Iranian...

 
 By Aryeh Savir    News    May 18, 2018

Iran attacks Israel for first time

Iran’s Quds forces launched a barrage of rockets at IDF bases on the Golan Heights in northern Israel on Wednesday night, the first Iranian attack on Israeli soil in history. The assault prompted an extensive Israel Air Force attack on dozens of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 18, 2018

Amid renewed talk of war, Israelis are keeping calm and carrying on

TEL AVIV (JTA)-When war broke out on Israel's northern border in 2006, Avigdor Guy remained calm. He lived in the northern port city of Haifa, but he didn't think the war would hit home-until, that...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    May 18, 2018

Why these Latin American countries support moving their embassies to Jerusalem

(JTA)-President Donald Trump's decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital drew wide international criticism, with 128 countries including the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 18, 2018

After pulling out of the Iran deal, Trump is open to Plan B-but no one knows what that is

WASHINGTON (JTA)-When President Donald Trump teased and then announced he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, the next obvious question was, what next? What was Plan B? "Congress h...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Turkey recalls ambassadors to US and Israel amid Gaza violence JTA—Turkey recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Israel after at least 50 Palestinian protesters were reportedly killed at the Gaza border. South Africa also recalled its...

 
 By Batya Jerenberg    News    May 18, 2018

Obama, Kerry slam Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

It was the signature deal of Barack Obama’s presidency, and President Trump’s dramatic announcement Tuesday that he was withdrawing from it engendered very sharp reactions from both the former president and his secretary of state, John Kerry,...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    May 18, 2018

Jewish and pro-Israel groups' reactions pour in on Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal

(JNS)—Reactions from American Jewish and pro-Israel groups poured in following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday afternoon to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Among mainstream Jewish organizations...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 11, 2018

Middle East braces for a tense May

(JNS)-The coming month of May looks set to contain an unusual number of potential escalation points that could converge to create a highly explosive month. The Israeli defense establishment is dealing...

 
 By World Israel News    News    May 11, 2018

Netanyahu updates world leaders on Iran's threatening nuclear program

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke by telephone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding the sensational revelations obtained by Israel's...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 11, 2018

ZOA accused of defamation

NEW YORK (JTA)-Three Jewish organizations are accusing the Zionist Organization of America of inappropriately criticizing them. And the ZOA is accusing one of them right back. On Wednesday, the...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    May 11, 2018

Berlin volunteers hand out 6,000 kippahs at public parks in solidarity with Jews

BERLIN (JTA)-In an unusual sight, the people lazing about or strolling down the paths in several parks here on a sun-drenched Sunday were wearing gleaming white kippahs. Seventy volunteers handed out...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 11, 2018

Will Europe's Jews stop wearing kippahs? Most already have.

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-The debate about wearing a kippah in Western Europe returned only a decade or so ago, but it has nonetheless come to follow a rigid pattern even in that short period of time. The...

 

US has known about Iran nuclear files for 'a while'

(JTA)—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged that the United States has known “for a while” about Israel’s cache of stolen documents concerning the Iranian nuclear program. Pompeo told reporters on the airplane traveling from Jordan to...

 

Hope for couples who are carriers of a genetic disease

Although many couples have often wondered what the results would mean for their future family if they discover the devastating reality that they are carriers for severe genetic diseases, new pathways now can lead these couples to start healthy...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to attend Jerusalem embassy opening WASHINGTON (JTA)—The official White House delegation for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will include President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared...

 

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