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Egyptian leader urges Palestinians to accept coexistence with Israel

Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday made an impassioned pitch for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling for both sides to take advantage of a "rare" opportunity to achieve...

 

Interpol grants Palestinians full membership

(JNS.org)—The international police organization Interpol voted Wednesday in favor of granting the “State of Palestine” full membership, in a diplomatic defeat for Israel.  At the organization’s annual General Assembly that convened this...

 

PA prime minister visits Gaza

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday for the first time since 2014, as the PA and its rival, the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas, initiated the first steps in forming a unity...

 

Erdogan threatens to sever ties with Israel

(JNS.org)—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated Tuesday he would mull severing ties with Israel if the Jewish state does not withdraw its support for an independent Kurdish state. “If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish...

 

Far-right AfD party's rise highlights a 'fine line' for German Jews and Israel

The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country's recent election has been described as a "political earthquake," while Jewish leaders' immediate reaction was toexpress...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 13, 2017 

With America's blessing, Abbas signals a reconciliation with Hamas

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    October 13, 2017 

Bereaved families introduce new group to combat terror in Israel

In what turned out to be a timely announcement, dozens of bereaved families Sept. 26 unveiled a new organization that seeks to fight and deter terrorism in the Jewish state. On the same day, a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein fired following sexual harassment claims (JTA)—Harvey Weinstein was fired from the movie production firm he started following sexual harassment allegations by several women, including actress Ashley Judd. The Weinstein...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    October 6, 2017

At UN, Abbas deplores creation of State of Israel

Attacks on Israel's legitimacy were in full flow at the UN General Assembly session in New York City on Wednesday, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the 1917 Balfour...

 

Son of Hamas leader calls out PA at UN Watch

It took less than 90 seconds for Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, to make the Palestinian delegation to the UN Human Rights Council squirm in their seats. Just...

 
 By Alan Grabinsky    News    October 6, 2017

In Mexico City, this Jewish NGO is the go-to agency for earthquake relief

MEXICO CITY (JTA)-I was on the 11th floor of an office building here when the ground started moving. There had been a mock evacuation that same day in remembrance of the 1985 earthquake that killed...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

At least 59 dead, over 500 wounded in shooting attack in Las Vegas (JTA)—At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 wounded in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The attack took place at a country music festival outside th...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    October 6, 2017

What are Trump and Netanyahu's options to 'fix or nix' the Iran nuclear deal?

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, President Donald Trump made a forceful case against Iran’s behavior in the Middle East and the merits of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama. As a...

 

America's first base on Israeli soil

Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, Sept. 18, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system. The move comes at a time of growing Israeli concerns about archenemy...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    September 29, 2017

Meeting highlights warming Israel-Arab ties

At a time of warming relations between Israel and Arab states, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his first public meeting Monday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    September 29, 2017

IDF: Israel prepared to 'neutralize' Hezbollah

Despite the raging civil war to Israel’s north and east in Syria, the Jewish state’s northern border has remained precariously quiet over the last decade. No stranger to looming threats, Israeli officials are planning and ready for several...

 

Israel's efforts to directly engage with Arab population

Galvanized by common threats by Iran and Islamic extremism, Israel and the its fellow Sunni Muslim Arab states have seen an unexpected warming in relations in recent years. However, despite public and closed-door cooperation, Israel still remains...

 

Israel sends search-and-rescue team to Mexico

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel will send a search and rescue team to Mexico in the wake of a severe earthquake—the second to hit the North American nation in two weeks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the operation and said it would leave for M...

 

Chief Rabbinate telling more and more Israelis they aren't Jews

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel's rabbinical courts in recent years have ramped up their practice of blacklisting citizens they deem not Jewish, internal data released Sunday show. With increasing frequency,...

 

Israel gears up to host Italian cycling race

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Stressing the chance to show off Israel to the world, Israeli officials joined with their Italian counterparts in announcing Monday that three stages of the prestigious Giro d'Italia...

 

Downtown Haifa emerges as Israel's latest hipster hangout

An outdoor concert has just wrapped up for the evening, and Haifa's downtown Turkish Market area is packed with people looking to unwind with a cold beer and a good meal. This would not have been the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Leader of far-right German party says Jews have nothing to fear (JTA)—Jews should not fear the strong election showing by the Alternative for Germany, a leader of the populist far-right party said. “There is nothing in our party, in our program,...

 

This haredi medic pioneered psychological first aid in Israel-now she's helping Houston

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Jerusalem therapist Miriam Ballin is the kind of person who takes the initiative. Despite resistance from her haredi Orthodox community, she became a medic. Then she launched a...

 

Palestinian 'supermom' says Jews drink Arab blood

The United Nations has crowned her a "human rights defender," while Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster, hails her as a "Palestinian supermom." But Manal Tamimi's links to violence and tweets...

 

45 years after the Munich Massacre, murdered Israeli Olympians get a memorial

(JTA)-Forty-five years after the murderous PLO attack on Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 games, a memorial dedicated to the victims opened today in Munich. The memorial-largely realized through the persistent efforts of family...

 

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