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Netanyahu's annexation vow threatened Abraham Accords and US support, Jared Kushner says in new book

(JTA) — When Benjamin Netanyahu, then Israel’s prime minister, failed to meet his own deadline to announce a plan to annex portions of the West Bank during the summer of 2020, it wasn’t just his usual critics and advocates for the prompt...

Ben & Jerry's, Unilever fail to settle lawsuit with mediation

(JNS) — Attempts at mediation in the lawsuit filed by the board of ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s against its parent company Unilever for transferring the rights to produce its ice-cream in Israel to an Israeli distributor have failed....

Israel pummeled with over 1000 rockets by Islamic Jihad

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday was preparing for a "week of fighting" against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, as terrorists in the enclave fired over 1000 rockets at the Jewish...

Suspended prosecutor is latest Florida Jew to star in state's abortion fight

(JTA) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ratcheted up the fight over the state's new 15-week abortion ban Thursday when he suspended a Tampa-area state attorney who had vowed not to prosecute violations....

RAISE partners with Amazon and begins expansion to South Orlando and beyond

Founder and Director Loren London and Director of Employment and Education Rachel Slavkin have been busy during these summer months promoting RAISE (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees). They are actively expanding to South...

Why Hillary Clinton called it 'Palestinian child abuse'

(JNS) — It’s summertime! For most children, that means campfires, nature hikes and outdoor games like “Capture the Flag.” For kids in the regions governed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, it means weapons training, skits in which the...

Could Iran launch a preemptive attack on Israel?

(JNS) — As Iran’s nuclear program continues apace, the debate in Israel and abroad has focused almost exclusively on the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Little if anything has been said, at least in public,...

In real life 'Top Gun' threat, America prepares to confront Iranian threat

(JNS) — The free world is at risk from the unsanctioned development of nuclear weapons by a rogue state. Nuclear missiles in the hands of an unstable regime with deep ties to terrorist groups present a supreme danger to the civilian public back...

The 'Woke' nightmare

After too much time reading the news, I recently felt the need for a pick-me-up. But little did I dream that it would come in the form of an extensively researched 10,000-word article in the very left-wing outlet The Intercept. After Democrats won...

Old people; New friends

Making friends is an important part of human development, human experience and ultimately human happiness. It begins in very early childhood. Some children are born with personalities that are naturally gregarious, and other children suffer shyness...

Living modestly in a hyper-sexualized world

I can’t count the number of pastors who had confided in me about issues relating to modesty in their churches. Many will tell me how distraught they are when they see their members out at the mall or in some other setting, dressed in ways that...

Maccabiah matches and hunger games

(JNS) — It was extraordinary to be among the more than 10,000 competitors overall, and one of more than 1,200 members of the U.S. team, at the Maccabiah games that just ended in Israel. Maccabiah divides competitors into age groups. I made the...

Adolf Eichmann's confession

Eichmann claimed he was bureaucrat following orders. Recently released transcripts of conversations he had with a Nazi journalist show Eichmann boasting of his significant role in executing the Final...

Book Review: 'Hijack for Freedom' - a true story that motivated Soviet Jews to flee Russia

I'm relaxing on the beach in Tel Aviv reading a book that I've been enjoying. More than enjoying, it's an important piece of our history as a people, specifically related to the struggle to free the...

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Summer safety

Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. Hyperthermia is caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body. Heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after prolonged...

Scene Around

I'm not funny looking! (Or maybe I am!) ... There are and were so many famous comedians in the Jewish community. (I am aware there were and still are many Jew-haters.) I repeat... "Laughter is the...

Moscow's 'rebel rabbi' says Russian Jewish community being held 'hostage'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — On March 7, about a week-and-a-half after the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who was then still the chief rabbi of Moscow, and his wife Dara left their home in the Russian capital, hoping to...

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Try putting down the phone and turning off the TV during mealtimes. Not only will it help you enjoy your meal more and engage fully with your friends and loved ones, but it will also give you the...

Villain on screen, kind-hearted in reality, British actor dies at 80

(JNS) - British Jewish actor David Warner died on Sunday at the age of 80 from "a cancer-related illness," his family confirmed to the BBC. During his long-spanning acting career, Warner-whose...

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