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Cruz blasts call for FBI investigation

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted the White House Tuesday for authorizing the FBI to investigate the shooting death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a clash of Israeli soldiers with Palestinian terrorists in Jenin in May. “Joe Biden...


UN committee demands Israel destroy alleged nuclear arsenal

With an overwhelming 152-5 majority, a UN committee devoted to world security called on Israel Friday to renounce its nuclear arsenal and put all its nuclear-related sites under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The...

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    July 22, 2022

Objection to giving Biden Israeli medal of honor

A major American Jewish organization objected Monday to Israel presenting U.S. President Joe Biden its Presidential Medal of Honor during his visit to the country Wednesday, saying that he does not deserve it. The stated reason for giving the award i...

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    July 15, 2022

In Highland Park shooting, Jewish toddler saved by former Orlando resident

Kevin and Irina McCarthy were at an Independence Day parade in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Highland Park with their two-year-old son Aiden when a gunman opened fire on the crowd. Kevin died as...


Jewish man forbidden from bending his head on Temple Mount

A policeman forbade a Jewish man from lowering his head on the Temple Mount out of apparent concern that he was praying. In the short video clip shown on social media, an ultra-Orthodox man can be...

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    July 30, 2021

NYC mayor boycotts the Ben & Jerry's boycotters, no more Cherry Garcia

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio told a news briefing Tuesday that he would stop eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream after the company announced that it was stopping its sales in Judea and Samaria as soon as the Israeli franchise’s license runs out...


Haley reveals details about Trump, Israel

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley talked about some of the behind-the-scenes dealings with her boss, President Donald Trump, as well as foreign envoys in a closed-door meeting of the politically conservative Council for National... Full story

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    May 18, 2018

Obama, Kerry slam Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

It was the signature deal of Barack Obama’s presidency, and President Trump’s dramatic announcement Tuesday that he was withdrawing from it engendered very sharp reactions from both the former president and his secretary of state, John Kerry,... Full story

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    April 27, 2018

US envoy blasts Palestinian negotiator's 'empty, self-indulgent rhetoric'

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, hit back Friday after being accused of automatically “repeat[ing] Israeli talking points” while “omitting any word of condemnation” of... Full story

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    March 16, 2018

Czech president wants embassy move to Jerusalem expedited

Milos Zeman, recently elected to his second five-year term as president of the Czech Republic, would like to speed up the process of moving his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, the Lidové noviny newspaper reported. The Americans announced in... Full story

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    March 9, 2018

US ambassador warns against Jewish expulsion from Judea and Samaria

Privately and off the record, US Ambassador David Friedman gave a pessimistic assessment of issues surrounding a possible peace deal with the Palestinians to a group of officials from the Conference... Full story


Netanyahu's Likud party votes unanimously for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

In a victory for the Israeli right, over 1,000 members of the Likud party’s Central Committee called unanimously Sunday evening for its representatives in government to formally annex parts of Judea and Samaria and allow unlimited construction... Full story


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