'Hamas counting on victory through Biden,' warns former intelligence official

By Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — Hamas’s leadership in Rafah continues to cling to fanatical visions of eventual victory, six months into the war it launched with Israel, according to Israeli observers. “As long as they are not decisively defeated,...

CUFI leadership rejects Biden demands on Israel

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, released the following statements in reaction to reports that President Joe Biden held a tense phone conversation...

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Some iPhone keyboards suggest Palestinian flag for ‘Jerusalem’ (JNS) — Typing “Jerusalem” on the current iPhone iOS 17.4.1 software in an emoji search returns a Palestinian flag icon if the phone is set to English (UK) but not when set to...

World Central Kitchen's Jose Andres: 'Israel is better than the way this war is being waged'

(JTA) - The celebrity chef behind the nonprofit whose aid workers were killed in an IDF strike on Tuesday is appealing to Israel, and the Jewish people, to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. In...

'My southern Jewish … way of saying bless their hearts,' says state rep who buys trees in Israel for trolls

(JNS) — Esther Panitch was inspired when Renee Evans, of the World Jewish Congress, bought trees in Israel recently for Peach State legislators who voted in favor of a bill to codify into law the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s...

Biden's strategy: Blame Israel

(JNS) — It is appalling that Israel’s recent airstrike, accidentally killing seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen in Gaza who were bringing food to its besieged residents, has aroused as much international fury, if not more, as...

Let's begin with some introspection

(JNS) — Too many people in positions of power have all too conveniently forgotten what Israel is up against. And what we in the United States are up against, for that matter. Israel has been fighting a war of no choice. It is an existential war....

Biden demands unconditional surrender of Israel

(JNS) — In January 1943, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Casablanca Declaration. It stated that the Allies’ goal was the “unconditional surrender” of the Axis powers. This was a...

It ain't over 'til it's over

(JNS) — Marking on Sunday six months since the Oct. 7 massacre, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting by listing what he called the “considerable achievements” of the war in Gaza. “We have eliminated 19 of...

Why is the world morally blind to Israel?

(JNS) — Can you see the hypocrisy? I see it all day, every day. It’s hard to live in Israel, no matter how you feel about the war, and not see it. When you live in this region, it’s like the rest of the world is upside down. It’s like...

Israel making moves to secure the ties that bind

(JNS) — Given the current rancor between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the unbreakable, unshakeable bonds between Israel and the U.S. seem to be loosening a bit. While bad under any circumstances, the timing of...

Series finale of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' reunites Larry David-Jerry Seinfeld Jewish comedy duo

(JTA) — Those who might have described “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as a kind of “Seinfeld” on steroids got a fitting conclusion on Sunday, as the last episode of Larry David’s landmark 12-season sitcom was essentially a reprise of the...

Inclusive Haggadah aims to empower your Seder

(JNS) - A brand-new Passover Haggadah titled, "Empowering Seder Conversations," published just in time for the holiday, is designed to promote inclusion at the Seder table, making the special evening...

'Wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles'

The story of Passover, more than any other Jewish holiday, is all about miracles. A burning bush. A staff that turns into a serpent. Ten plaques, each one worse than the previous one. The parting of the Red Sea. Manna coming down from heaven. Moses...

To mark our brokenness this Passover, let's scale back the matzah on our seder tables

(JTA) — How might we celebrate Passover differently this year? With so many Israelis brutally murdered on Oct. 7, so many soldiers killed or wounded in battle, so many people — Palestinians and aid workers — dead or suffering in Gaza, we...

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Veterans benefits

There are numerous assistance programs available to veterans who need advanced in-home care. These include: • Aid and Attendance Benefits (A&A) — Available to veterans who receive a VA pension and meet certain other requirements, this program...

For savoring after the seders

(JNS) - First, the vegetable main course. Then comes the chocolate. The main course is a tasty, room-temperature side dish that you should make in advance so that when you are ready to grill, most of...

Obituary - LINDA MAYER

Written by Susan Zimmon Linda Mayer, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, and a resident of Village on the Green in Longwood, Florida, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at the age of 81. Linda...

Obituary - MAURICE SALAMY

Written by Maurice Salamy Mr. Maurice Samuel Salamy, 101, of Orlando, Florida passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Advent Health Apopka following a brief illness. Mr. Salamy was born April 4, 1923, in New York, New York to the late Samuel &...

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