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 By Ariel Ben Solomon    News    April 21, 2017 

Will the world come around to Israeli public opinion on Palestinian statehood?

While the international community hangs on to visions of a two-state solution, Israeli public opinion is unified in asserting that the establishment of a Palestinian state is unrealistic and undesirable.  Only 12 percent of Jewish Israelis believe...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

PA suspends ties with UNRWA over curriculum changes

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority announced Thursday that it will suspend ties with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East over changes that make the agency’s school curriculum more sympathetic to...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Abbas plans 'unprecedented steps' to end West Bank-Gaza split

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the split between the PA-run territories in the West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. In a...

 
 By Paul Miller    News    April 21, 2017 

As their Palestinian killer receives standing ovation, terror victims get the 'last word'

Anti-Israel activists gathered Sunday inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago to hear a discussion featuring convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmeah Odeh. Unbeknownst to Odeh and the...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Palestinian firebombing suspect shot by Israeli soldiers dies of his wounds (JTA)—A Palestinian teenager who was shot last month by Israeli troops while riding in a vehicle where passengers allegedly threw firebombs at Israelis has died of his...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    April 21, 2017 

Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech

TEL AVIV (JTA)-High-tech workers know there's no problem that can't be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 14, 2017

Israel supports U.S. strike

Israeli leaders welcomed President Donald Trump’s surprise military action late Thursday to strike the airbase where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was believed to have launched a chemical attack resulting in the deaths of at least 86 Syrians,...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    April 14, 2017

Israeli response to Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations

TEL AVIV (JTA)-In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria on Tuesday, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging on...

 

13,000 teens participate in Jewish Youth Service

WASHINGTON, DC—Approximately 13,000 Jewish teens in more than 90 communities across 20 countries are participating in a day of community service and improvement projects this spring as part of J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth...

 

PA TV broadcasts 'religious rules' for beating wives

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority’s official television network gave viewers instructions on what a female reporter described as the Islamic “religious rules” that husbands should use when they physically abuse their wives, Palestinian...

 

Russia recognizes 'West Jerusalem' as Israel's capital

(World Israel News)—Russia’s Foreign Ministry shocks the world by declaring West Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. In a statement released today by its Foreign Ministry on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Russia took the unusual step of...

 

JCC bomb threats suspect traded millions in bitcoin

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org)—Israel’s Rishon Lezion Magistrates’ Court Thursday remanded a 19-year-old Israeli-American hacker from Ashkelon to police custody for an additional 12 days. It marked the suspect’s third remand since his Ma...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    April 14, 2017

AJC lobbied U.S. to cover PA's unpaid bills

WASHINGTON—Amid growing congressional concern about the Palestinian Authority’s misuse of U.S. aid, a major mainstream American Jewish organization has been quietly lobbying Congress to cover the PA’s unpaid bills at a Jerusalem hospital....

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Trump administration to host White House seder (JTA)—The Trump administration will host a Passover seder at the White House. The Jewish Insider first reported over the weekend that the seder is set to take place on Monday night, citing unnamed...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 14, 2017

Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews

(JTA)-Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 7, 2017

Nikki Haley: Trump will not allow UN resolutions condemning Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Trump administration will not allow a repeat of last year's United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its settlements, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish center in Sweden decides to close after anti-Semitic threats (JTA)—A Jewish center in northern Sweden will close after receiving anti-Semitic threats. The members of the Judisk Föreningen, or Jewish Association, in Umea, decided Sunday at...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    March 31, 2017

Arrest made in connection with JCC bomb threats

A Jewish teenager with dual Israeli and American citizenship living in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was arrested March 23 in connection with the wave of more than 100 bomb threats against...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 31, 2017

Jewish bomb threat suspect undermines groups' narrative on anti-Semitism

NEW YORK (JTA)—Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. The news that one...

 

More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM—More Palestinians in east Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship in hopes of swapping their vulnerable status as mere city residents for the rights and ease of travel that come with an Israeli passport. But after long touting its...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    March 31, 2017

New immigrants' soccer team hopes to beat Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA)-"Vamos!" "Pass it!" "Ladrao!" For most of the match on a local field Friday, the Inter Aliyah Club soccer players speak a variety of languages. But when the ball hits the back of the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israel Police arrest 22 haredi Orthodox men accused of sex crimes JERUSALEM (JTA)—Police arrested 22 haredi Orthodox men in four Israeli cities who are suspected of sex crimes against women and minors over the past two years but were sheltered by...

 

Israel not apartheid state

(JTA)—A United Nations affiliate removed a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the Internet following a request from the secretary-general of the international body. Antonio Guterres asked the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western...

 
 By Gila Green    News    March 24, 2017

Israeli tech revolutionizes heart attack detection

Just one drop of blood can tell within minutes if a patient has had a heart attack thanks to a revolutionary kit developed in Israel that is already saving hospitals time and money. More important, it can save lives. A health professional needs only...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ohio State Hillel drops Jewish LGBT group for co-sponsoring event by pro-BDS group (JTA)—Ohio State University’s Hillel cut ties with a Jewish LGBTQ student group for co-sponsoring an event organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization t...

 

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