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VP Pence: Trump considering 'when and how' to move embassy to Jerusalem

With files from the Israel Mission to the UN Israel's Mission to the United Nations, in partnership with the World Jewish Congress, celebrated 70 years since the historic November 29, 1947 United...

 

Democrats demand Israel ignore illegal Arab construction

Democratic US senators have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to stop the planned demolition of twoillegally built Palestinian villages, claiming that the move could endanger...

 

Trump to declare Jerusalem capital of Israel

As the Heritage Florida Jewish News went to press, the world was anticipating the announcement from President Donald Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital and beginning the process of moving...

 

UN votes 151-6 against Israel, an 'occupying power'

The United Nations General Assembly in New York passed six resolutions on Thursday, Nov. 30, affirming Palestinian rights and condemning Israeli violations of international law, Middle East...

 

German TV cancels Waters concert over anti-Semitism

(JNS.org)-A German public broadcaster on Saturday cancelled a scheduled concert by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters following a campaign highlighting the rocker's anti-Semitism.  The show,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler for alleged sexual assault (JTA)—Television host Geraldo Rivera apologized to Bette Midler for an incident in which she says he groped her. “Although I recall the time @BetteMidler has alluded to much dif...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    December 8, 2017 

Israel's emerging underground wall is latest round in 'competition' with Gaza terrorists

Within two years, a deep underground wall, equipped with advanced sensors, will cut through Hamas’s ability to tunnel into Israel. That will lead southern Israeli villages and towns to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But the Gazan terrorist...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    December 1, 2017

After teen terror attack, Jewish leaders urge withdrawal of bill on Palestinian minors

In the wake of an attack by a teenage Palestinian terrorist that left two Israelis wounded last Friday, Jewish organizations and community leaders are calling for the withdrawal of a congressional...

 

Palestinians cut all ties with US over its 'unacceptable measures'

The Palestinians’ move to freeze all ties with the US comes “in response to some unacceptable US measures,” a spokesman for Palestinian Authority stated. Nabil Abu Rudeineh was referring to the Palestinian decision to cut all communications...

 

Jewish students describe violent atmosphere on US college campuses

‪The Knesset—Despite laws in Europe against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, as well as police activity and obligatory school trips to concentration camps, the number of anti-Semitic incidents is only increasing.  During Monday’s meeting...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Uber in Israel ordered to shut down ride-sharing service JERUSALEM (JTA)—Uber must halt its ride-sharing service in Israel, a Tel Aviv judge ordered. The ruling Monday gave the UberDay and UberNight service until Wednesday morning to shut down...

 

What about the Temple Mount

Fellowship Church in Winter Springs presents Rabbi Eliezer Waldman on Tuesday evening, Nov. 28. He will be sharing the most current information regarding the Temple Mount and the world’s solidarity against Israel. Rabbi Eliezer Waldman is the...

 

Palestinians threaten to cut ties

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Palestinian Authority has threatened to suspend communications with the United States if moves ahead with closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, D.C. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat...

 

Mexico to stop supporting Palestinians

Mexico has reportedly announced that it will change its voting strategy at the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies by stopping to vote in favor of the Palestinians. According to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Mexican Foreign...

 

Iran turned down Israeli aid offer after earthquake

Israel offered aid to the Islamic republic after it was was hit by a powerful earthquake but was turned down, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Addressing the Jewish Federations of North...

 

Experts: international community 'pretending not to see' Iran's nuke deal violations

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump said that Iran wasviolating the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with the P5+1 powers. Now, it is clear that the Islamic Republic is disregarding the letter of the accord, but the international community is...

 

Rivlin urges 'unity,' 'engagement' to North American Jews

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin urged cooperation and mutual understanding in a speech Monday night (Nov. 13) to the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in Los Angeles. Rivlin...

 

Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group vows revenge

(JNS.org)—The Gaza-based terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) vowed Sunday to take revenge on Israel following the IDF’s recent destruction of a cross-border attack tunnel. The Israeli operation killed 10 PIJ operatives, including two...

 
 By Shiryn Solny    News    November 24, 2017

'No loyal American need apologize for loving Israel,' Ambassador David Friedman states

Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor denies second sexual harassment accusation (JTA)—Jeffrey Tambor, the star of the Emmy-winning television comedy “Transparent,” denied sexual harassment allegations made by a female member of the show’s ca...

 

60,000 joined a Polish nationalist march-should Jews be worried?

(JTA)-The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland over the weekend shocked many around the world. It...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    November 17, 2017

Israel's judo warriors take the 'gentle way' in pursuit of athletic glory

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Israel's national judo team put on a tutorial in sportsmanship last week in Abu Dhabi. Despite being snubbed by opponents and officials alike, the athletes won five medals and treated...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Brazilian students simulate Nazi human experiments for science fair RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Brazilian high school students simulated medical experiments that the Nazis conducted on concentration camp prisoners during the Holocaust. The students at...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    November 10, 2017

UN's $1.3b plan against Israel

The United Nations has earmarked some $1.3 billion to fund Palestinian legal campaigns against Israel and to support the creation of an independent Palestinian state, in what experts are calling an unprecedented act singling out the Jewish state at...

 

Unhindered by Trump, Iran's nuclear weapons quest will persist, experts say

Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's recent refusal to recertify the Islamic Republic's compliance with the...

 

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