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 By David Isaac    News    May 6, 2022

In groundbreaking step, Muslim delegation participates in 2022 March of the Living

(JNS) POLAND - A Muslim group including participants from across the Arab world took part for the first time in the International March of the Living, the annual 1.9-mile walk from the concentration...

 
 By David Isaac    News    April 22, 2022

New Muslim-Jewish initiative highlights positive aspects of shared history

(JNS) — The Abraham Accords have led to a host of programs to bring together Jews and Muslims. One new project, the Mukhayriq Initiative, is named after a Jewish rabbi who gave his life fighting to defend the Prophet Muhammad at the legendary...

 
 By David Isaac    News    March 25, 2022

Conversion bill delayed, but tensions over issues associated with Jewish law remain

(JNS) — The Knesset, which was to vote to revamp rules regarding Jewish conversion, has delayed the bill until the start of its summer session in May due to the political sensitivity of the issue. The delayed vote represents the latest in a series...

 
 By David Isaac    News    March 25, 2022

Former Vice President Pence becomes most senior global leader to visit Hebron

(JNS) - As part of a two-and-a-half-day trip to Israel, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Hebron's Jewish community on Wednesday, becoming the most senior international leader to visit...

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 4, 2022

Pro-Israel groups see more hostile campuses fueled by 'woke' ideology, anti-Zionist faculty

(JNS) — Pro-Israel groups working on campus agree that the situation for Jewish students is growing steadily worse. Just this fall, antisemitic incidents erupted at campuses across the country — from vandals desecrating a Torah scroll at George...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 28, 2022

Birthright, other teen groups, face unprecedented challenges amid COVID restrictions

(JNS) — Israel abandoned its “red list” of countries last week — those destinations with high COVID-19 infection rates, from which foreign travelers were banned from entering Israel. It’s welcome news to pro-Israel groups whose bread and...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 21, 2022

Opponents of Israel to push for 'apartheid' designation in 2022

(JNS) — Last week, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid warned that Israel will face increasing allegations that it is an apartheid state in 2022, with the foreign minister saying that he fears that opponents of Israel will attempt to target...

 
 By David Isaac    News    December 24, 2021

Bennett's visit to UAE sends 'strong signal' amid faltering talks over Iran's nuclear program

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at his private palace in Abu Dhabi on Monday in the first official visit by an Israeli premier to the United Arab Emirates. The growing economic ties...

 
 By David Isaac    News    August 6, 2021

Iranian dissident delegation visits Israel in historic first, meets with Foreign Ministry

(JNS) - It was billed as the first Iranian delegation to Israel since the fall of the Shah 42 years earlier. Six Iranian Muslim dissidents, forced to leave their homeland decades ago and who made thei...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 9, 2021

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving 'ambucycles' to United Hatzalah

(JNS) Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem's City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange "ambucycles" – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 2, 2021

Why is young evangelical support for Israel eroding?

(JNS) — Over the past few decades, evangelical Christians have emerged as one of Israel’s core bases of support both in the United States and many other countries as well. However, growing trends of secularization and liberal ideology, as well...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 25, 2021

Haley, Hagee show solidarity in visit to Israel

(JNS) - "Israel, you are not alone. ... We represent 10 million-plus people in America and these people say to you Israel, we have your back." That was the message of Pastor John Hagee, chairman and...

 
 By David Isaac    News    March 26, 2021

Obama book riddled with 'falsehoods, lies and omissions' - Zionist group demands rewrite

On Feb. 23, the Zionist Organization of America sent a letter to Penguin Random House to complain about the anti-Israel bias in former President Barack Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land.” The organization has yet to hear back, says ZOA National...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 22, 2021

Knesset thanks US Amb. Friedman

The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee held a special meeting on Monday to give MKs a chance to bid farewell and thank U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Committee chairman Zvi...

 

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