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 News    March 24, 2017 

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...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

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...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    March 24, 2017 

Facing more powerful enemies, Israel's military steps up training

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around the Jewish state build up their power.  In the event...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 
 
 By Adam Abrams    News    March 17, 2017

BDS movement suffers setbacks

Israel's Knesset last week passed landmark legislation against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, representing just one of several setbacks this month for BDS around...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Israeli government votes to decriminalize marijuana

(JNS.org) The Israeli government voted in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining several other European countries and U.S. states that have adopted similar measures. At...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

At least 7 JCCs receive bomb threats on Purim (JTA)—At least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events. The threats, either called in or emailed, were reported Sunday...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    March 17, 2017

Negotiator: peace talks failed due to Palestinian demands, Kerry's approach

The most recent round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations failed because the Palestinian Authority (PA) responded to each Israeli concession with new demands and the Obama administration kept taking the Palestinians’ side, according to a...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    March 10, 2017

Women's sport you've never heard of is taking Israel by storm

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Every week, thousands of women across Israel gather to play a sport almost no one outside the country has heard of. For that matter, few Israelis knew about catchball, or "cadur-reshet"...

 
 News    March 10, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Palestinian man alleged to be part of terror cell killed in shootout with Israeli troops JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Palestinian man who allegedly was part of a terror cell planning attack on Israeli targets was killed in a gunfight with Israeli troops in...

 
 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...

 

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