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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 22, 2018 

Here's what the Trump-Kim summit could mean for Israel and Iran

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest-maybe because he lived it twice. As an Israeli Air...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Demolition of 15 Jewish homes underway in Netiv Ha'avot

(JNS)-Israeli security forces began destroying the homes of 15 Jewish families in the Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood of Elazar in the Gush Etzion region of Judea on Tuesday, expelling residents who were...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    June 22, 2018 

'Terror kites' shake residents in southern Israel, but not their resolve to stay put

NAHAL OZ, Israel (JTA)-Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cell phone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel and the...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Iranians tell Twitter: #WeStandWithIsrael

(JNS)-Following a video message to the Iranian people by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thousands of Iranians took to Israel to express their support and love for the Jewish state. Accordi...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    June 22, 2018 

History Lesson for today The origins of the collapse of Palestinian society

What caused the collapse of Palestinian society? In addition to serious cleavages dating to Ottoman times that existed in local Arab society, it was the absence of an alternative Arab infrastructure after the British pulled out of Mandate Palestine....

 
 By Ariel Ben Solomon    News    June 22, 2018 

Is an anti-Iran bloc of Russia, U.S. and Israel forming in Syria?

(JNS)-The tensions between Russia and Iran over Syria have intensified of late, and it appears that the interests of Russia, the United States and Israel are coalescing around limiting both Iran's...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Orthodox Union joins Jewish communal letter opposing family separations (JTA)—The Orthodox Union joined an open letter signed by 26 other Jewish organizations opposing separation of migrants’ families at the border. The decision to sign the...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Netanyahu commends Trump on North Korea summit, stance on Iranian nukes

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended U.S. President Donald Trump on his "historic" summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday. "I commend U.S. President Donald Trump...

 

JNF to sue Hamas over kite terror

Palestinians from the Gaza Strip once again launched burning kites at civilian communities on the Israeli side of the border Tuesday, setting hundreds of dunams of farmland alight adjacent to Kibbutz...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    June 15, 2018

For reporters covering Gaza, charges of bias overshadow the stories they witness and tell

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Of the more than 60 deaths that occurred during the recent clashes between Israel and Palestinians at the Gaza border, none was as divisive as that of Layla Ghandour. Ghandour, an...

 

US envoy to media: 'Keep your mouths shut'

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday that the media should either figure out a better way to deal with the border protests or stop its negative coverage of the Jewish state. Addressing a media conference in Jerusalem, Friedman said...

 
 By Renee Ghert-Zand    News    June 15, 2018

Four years after 3 Israeli yeshiva boys were kidnapped and killed, their families find a new normal

JERUSALEM-It's easy to spot Iris Yifrach as she walks through the crowds in a packed shopping mall in central Israel. And it's not just because she's wearing a bright yellow blouse and matching...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 15, 2018

It's a big deal that Argentina cancelled its soccer game in Israel

(JTA)—Israelis want nothing more than for their country to be considered normal. That may have to wait. A much-anticipated soccer game between the Argentine and Israeli national teams was cancelled Wednesday because, Israeli and Argentine...

 

Eurovision-only if it's in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel should withdraw as host of the Eurovision song contest if it is not held in Jerusalem, an Israeli government minister said. “I will recommend to the government that if the Eurovision is not in Jerusalem, then it wouldn’t...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins 10 Tony Awards, including for best musical (JTA)—“The Band’s Visit,” a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for best...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    June 15, 2018

Ugandan rabbi: 'We... need to be treated like any other Jewish community'

(JTA)-A Ugandan rabbi called on Israel to recognize his community after the government ruled against allowing members to move to the Jewish state. Rabbi Gershom Sizomu confirmed a report in Haaretz...

 

JNF's Plant Your Way website

NEW YORK—Jewish National Fund revealed its new Plant Your Way website that easily allows individuals to raise money for a future trip to Israel while helping build the land of Israel. First introduced in 2000, Plant Your Way has allowed many...

 
 By World Israel News    News    June 8, 2018

US calls for urgent Security Council session to respond to attacks on Israel

The US condemned the Palestinians following the worst day of bombing by Gaza-based terror organizations that Israel has experienced since Operation Protective Edge, and called for an urgent...

 

US statement condemning rocket attacks on Israel blocked in UN Security Council

(JTA)—A U.S.-drafted statement condemning rocket attacks on Israel was blocked in the United Nations Security Council by Kuwait. Kuwait is a non-permanent member of the council and represents the Arab countries. It blocked the resolution proposed...

 
 By Aryeh Savir    News    June 8, 2018

IDF destroys Gaza terror tunnel after terrorists enter Israel

Israel Air Force aircraft on May 22 bombed an "underground Hamas terror infrastructure" in northern Gaza and two military targets that belong to the terror organization's naval force. The IDF stated...

 

Video shows woman berating man for putting on tefillin at Israeli airport

JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli woman mocked a Chabad rabbi at Ben Gurion Airport as he helped another man don tefillin. The woman, whose actions were captured on a cellphone video posted on Facebook, mocked the men, laughing and screeching on Monday...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 8, 2018

Israel's conversion laws are about to get stricter

(JTA)—Jewish converts in America may have a much harder time being accepted in Israel because of a new set of regulations proposed by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. If adopted, some activists in Israel say, the new guidelines for religious courts...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Roseanne sobbed and apologized about racist tweet in unaired interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (JTA)—Roseanne Barr reportedly cried and apologized for her racist tweet in a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Barr “was sobbing and...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 8, 2018

Palestinian Islamic Jihad prompts dangerous escalation in southern Israel

(JNS)-Gaza's second-largest terrorist faction, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is leading the current dangerous escalation of the security situation, which may yet escalate further, and which...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 1, 2018

Feinstein blasts Haley for stopping UN Gaza query

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D- Calif., said she was "deeply disappointed" in Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, for stopping the U.N. Security Council from...

 

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