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 News    February 24, 2017 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish journalist sticks up for Trump after being called a ‘liar’ (JTA)—The Jewish reporter whom President Donald Trump interrupted and accused of lying at a news conference defended Trump’s actions as owing to a misunderstanding. Jake Turx,...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Iranian official boasts of hitting Tel Aviv in just 7 minutes

(JNS.org) A senior Iranian official warned Saturday that if the U.S. launches an attack on Iran, his country could hit the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv in a matter of minutes.  “If the enemy chooses to shoot a missile in Iran’s direction,...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Trump says settlement expansion 'may not help' peace

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Settlement expansion “may not be helpful” in achieving peace, the Trump administration said in its first pronouncement on an issue that has confounded U.S.-Israel relations for decades. The White House announcement Thursday...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 17, 2017

As president, Trump less gung-ho about dramatic changes in Israel policy

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump have been talking each other up plenty since the latter’s election upset in November. But those expecting Trump to turn his kind words and pledges on Israel...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Large swastika painted on car in Florida Jewish neighborhood (JTA)—A large swastika was spray-painted on the side of a car in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Boca Raton, Florida. The incident occurred early Sunday morning, according to...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    February 17, 2017

In France's elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews

(JTA)-With old favorites knocked out of France's presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    February 17, 2017

U.S. and Israel agree on opposing Iran deal

A year and a half after it was signed, the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has held up, but the agreement’s future is now in doubt.  Before being elected last November, President Donald Trump described the agreement with Iran as “the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 10, 2017

Confronting 'injustice,' pro-Israel Christians rally support for a US embassy in Jerusalem

Aside from its centrality to Jewish peoplehood as the home of the ancient Jewish Temples and now the modern state of Israel's capital, Jerusalem is also synonymous with Judaism for many Bible-reading...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly worked to stop anti-LGBT executive order (JTA)—Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly helped push President Donald Trump to uphold a 2014 executive order protecting LGBT people from workplace...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    February 3, 2017

Seven unexpected Birthright trips, from yoga to Instagrammed food

(JTA)-Birthright trips, the 10-day Israel tours offered free to young Jews, are so much part of mainstream culture that they have been copied by other religions, parodied on television shows like...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    February 3, 2017

Syrian opposition figures share their vision with Israelis, deflect Arab protesters

"You are living in a paradise in comparison to the Syrian people. Shame on you. We are being killed," said Issam Zeitoun, who lives in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights, in response to...

 
 News    February 3, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu and Trump to meet Feb. 15 WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will meet in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15. Trump “looks forward to discussing strategic technological military and...

 
 News    January 27, 2017

Paris Mideast conference touts 'two-state solution,' sends subtle message to Trump

(JNS.org) Sunday's Mideast conference in Paris, attended by officials from some 70 countries, concluded that the "two-state solution" is the only way forward to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    January 27, 2017

Terror victims applaud Tillerson's criticism of Palestinian leaders, urge concrete steps

WASHINGTON-American victims of Palestinian terrorism are applauding Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson's criticism of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and are urging him to press the PA to take...

 
 News    January 27, 2017

Bill to defund UN over measure against settlements

(JNS.org) U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill that seeks to cut off funding for the United Nations until U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s settlement policy, is repealed. The bi...

 
 By Ariel Ben Solomon    News    January 27, 2017

Can Israel move toward the 'one-state solution' in the Trump era?

In the aftermath of Secretary of State John Kerry's recent speech defending the United Nations Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements and the Obama administration's refusal to veto th...

 
 News    January 27, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Donald Trump, taking office, pledges to put ‘America first’ (JTA)—President Donald Trump promised to put “America first” in his inaugural address, pledging to prevent other countries from taking advantage of the United States and to return...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    January 27, 2017

Britain again breaks rank with Europe-this time over Israel

(JTA)-Two days after delegates from more than 70 nations attended the Paris summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to label...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 27, 2017

In Congress, a new battle emerges: 2 states or not 2 states

WASHINGTON (JTA)—There’s a striking difference between competing bids in Congress addressing last month’s U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. It’s not that they differ on the United Nations—the two nonbinding...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 20, 2017

What will Trump mean for U.S. ties with Israel's peaceful Arab neighbors?

The incoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break from President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. For Egypt and Jordan, the only two Arab countries that have peace treaties with Israel and two of the most reliable U.S. allies in the...

 
 News    January 20, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Golf club’s Jews debate admitting Obama over U.N. abstention (JTA)—Members of an exclusive, mostly Jewish golf club in Maryland are debating whether to admit President Barack Obama for membership over his decision to abstain from an...

 
 News    January 20, 2017

Controversial research revealed about Polish-Jewish relations

Polish-born American historian Jan T. Gross revealed new historical research about Polish-Jewish relations while speaking to a full house at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa. Gross' research...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    January 20, 2017

Is Europe's jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?

(JTA)-Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Terror attack in Jerusalem

(JNS.org)-A truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers in their early 20s and injured at least 16 people at a Jerusalem bus stop Sunday was likely carried out by a supporter of the...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    January 13, 2017

Jerusalem attack draws comparisons

A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem's Old City, killing four and injuring 16 others in a terror attack that...

 

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