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 News    April 20, 2018 

Happy anniversary, Israel! 70 years of Israeli achievement

(ISRAEL21c)-Take a journey through the last 70 years to discover how Israel has become one of the most creative and innovative countries in the world. Israel was founded on May 14, 1948. In the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 20, 2018 

Analysis: Latest Israeli airstrike in Syria likely stopped new Iranian threat

(JNS)-The recent missile strike on a military airbase deep in the central Syrian desert looks like the latest installment in a long-standing Israeli campaign to police its red lines against highly dan...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Chemical attack shows world cannot stop another Holocaust

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The latest alleged chemical attack on a town in Syria by government forces shows that the international organizations established after the Holocaust to prevent genocides have failed, a Yad Vashem official said. Avner Shalev,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 20, 2018 

Israel/Russia no longer cozy

(JTA)-Israel attacked Syria, just like it (reportedly) has countless times before. The difference now is that Russia is angry about the strike-and showing it. Russia has called out Israel publicly,...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

ZOA/Mort Klein convinced Qatar to cancel anti-Semitic Al Jazeera 'Jewish Lobby' series

The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, came to America last week to meet with President Trump, Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and other top U.S....

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Madoff victims to receive $500 million more in relief (JTA)—The Madoff Victim Fund began distributing $504 million in funds to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The funds, whose distribution began on Thursday, will be sent to over 21,000...

 
 By Deborah Fineblum    News    April 20, 2018 

Seventy years of sacrifice: A global salute to Israel's fallen soldiers

(JNS)-If you've ever been in Israel for Yom Hazikaron-the Memorial Day for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish homeland-chances are you will never forget it. Even if you somehow miss...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 13, 2018

Iceland welcomes its first rabbi while considering a ban on circumcision

REYKJAVIK, Iceland  (JTA)-At a windswept harbor of this Nordic capital, a bearded man wearing a black hat dips eating utensils into the icy water while hissing from pain induced by the bitter cold. P...

 

Kinneret residents enjoyed their Passover seder

The Kinneret Council on Aging provided a Passover seder for the residents of Kinneret Apartments that was shared with family, friends and area youth. The seder was celebrated on the second night of...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    April 13, 2018

What Israel's gun policies can teach Americans

(JNS)—As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality, with leaders and lawmakers on both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Yet the recent school shooting at Marjory St...

 

Former Qatar PM says Israelis have right to live in their land

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani stated that Israelis have a right to live in their own land, The Jerusalem Post reported. “...Israelis have a right to live in their land in peace...

 

Saudi Crown Prince: Israelis have the right to their own land

In an interview by Jeffrey Goldberg published Monday in The Atlantic, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Israelis have a right to their own land. Apparently pushing for a two-state solution, he said, “I believe the Palestinians an...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    April 13, 2018

Haley rebukes Assad over continued use of chemical weapons

Amid uncertainty over the future direction of US policy in Syria, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a stinging rebuke on Wednesday to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime over its continued use of chemical weapons. “We must not forget...

 

Netanyahu officially cancels African migrants deal

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially canceled an agreement made with the United Nations that would have relocated thousands of African asylum seekers to Western countries. The cancellation on Tuesday afternoon came...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    April 13, 2018

Israelis want a solution to the African migrants crisis

(JTA)—When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked back an agreement with the United Nations last week to resettle abroad at least half of the African migrants seeking asylum in his country, it did not play well with the majority of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Clarence Thomas’ wife says Jews ‘gave up their firearms to Hitler’ WASHINGTON (JTA)—The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas shared a Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    April 6, 2018

Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: 'A Light Unto the World'

(JNS)-Ahead of Israel's 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that he is donating an ambucycle to Israel's volunteer medic...

 

Israeli food for thought: 33 percent of its eats goes to waste

(JNS)-A new report presents, for the first time in Israel, a detailed model for the estimation of food loss in the retail and distribution sectors: in retail chains, open markets, local grocery...

 
 By Steve Leibowitz    News    April 6, 2018

How an Israeli woman stands up to biased UN Human Rights Council

In response to her criticizing the apparent use of anti-Semitic propaganda by a UN official, NGO Monitor Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg was called to order for violating the "sense of respect" during...

 

UN Human Rights Council

(JNS)—The United Nations Human Rights Council passed five anti-Israel resolutions at the end of its 37th session in Geneva, under the “Agenda Item 7,” a UNHRC mandate that a discussion of Israeli human rights abuses against Palestinians must...

 

Israel delays deportation of migrants to after Passover

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s deportation of African migrants will be delayed until after Passover. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to a government request for an extension on the court’s order for a brief to outline the state’s deportation...

 

PA applies for entry into eight treaties at UN

(JNS)—The Palestinian Authority has filed official requests this past week to join eight international treaties, including the U.N.’s International Convention against Apartheid in Sports and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty according to a...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu backtracks, suspending African migrants deal he praised hours earlier (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is freezing an agreement made with the United Nations that would have relocated thousands of African asylum seekers to...

 
 By Yossi Lempkowicz    News    April 6, 2018

Shock and emotion follow barbaric murder of Holocaust survivor in Paris

(EJP / Exclusive to JNS via JNS)-The umbrella representative body of French Jewish organizations, known as Crif, has called for a rally on Wednesday in Paris in memory of Mireille Knoll, an...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    March 30, 2018

Training for Gaza, where the enemy lurks in tunnels and towers

(JNS)-Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained, and armed a terrorist-army and guerilla force, and planted it in high-rise buildings, underground...

 

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