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 By David Isaac    News    March 29, 2024

Israel upholding freedom of worship during Ramadan

(JNS) — Despite heightened tensions five months into Israel’s war with Hamas, Jerusalem remains committed to upholding freedom of worship, Israeli officials told foreign press at a special Ramadan briefing in Jerusalem on Tuesday. “We take pride...

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 16, 2024

Terrorists in Samaria open fire on kibbutz

Palestinian terrorists in northern Samaria opened fire on Tuesday on the northern community of Kibbutz Meirav, located inside pre-1967 Israel. There were no injuries in the attack, but one home was damaged when a bullet penetrated a window. Israeli...

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 9, 2024

Ofakim mayor details help Gallant promised that never came

(JNS) — A video clip making the rounds in Hebrew media features Ofakim Mayor Yitzhak Danino revealing disturbing details of a conversation he had with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant as the Oct. 7 attack unfolded, in which he pleaded for army h...

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 9, 2024

Settlement mega-event calls for Jewish return to Gaza

(JNS) - In an exuberant display of support for re-establishing Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip, 5,000 activists filled three large halls to overflowing at the International Convention Center in...

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 9, 2024

More evidence of UNRWA support for Hamas

(JNS) — A UN Watch report released this week further bolsters the assertions of UNRWA’s critics that the Palestinian aid agency, rife with terrorism supporters, is beyond repair. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, has come under fir...

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 2, 2024

Hamas denies it slaughtered civilians on Oct. 7

(JNS) — Hamas on Sunday released a statement denying its members committed atrocities on Oct. 7. The denial is a complete reversal for the terrorist group and a total disavowal of its own footage, after it supplied GoPro cameras to its operatives s...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 19, 2024

With Blinken in Tel Aviv, IDF mothers protest US interference in war

(JNS) - A group composed of some 7,000 mothers of Israeli soldiers fighting in the Gaza Strip held up huge posters depicting the children of senior U.S. officials as IDF recruits during a protest in...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 5, 2024

Voluntary population transfer floated as option for Gaza residents

(JNS) — South American and African countries have already expressed interest in taking in Palestinian Arab refugees from the Gaza Strip in return for monetary compensation, Likud Knesset member Danny Danon said on Monday. Israel’s former amb...

 
 By David Isaac    News    November 24, 2023

US presses Israel to minimize civilian casualties

(JNS) — U.S. officials have quietly suggested ways Israel could reduce civilian casualties in its campaign to eradicate Hamas in the Gaza Strip, including using smaller munitions. During his second Middle East visit in less than a month, U.S. S...

 
 By David Isaac    News    November 10, 2023

Netanyahu calls civilized world to arms against 'forces of barbarism'

(JNS) — The Jewish state is fighting a war against “the forces of barbarism” for itself and for all decent countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told foreign reporters on Monday. “It is a time for everyone to decide where they stand,...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 8, 2023

Court rejects MK's request for restraining order against reform opponents

(JNS) — The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday rejected Knesset member Simcha Rothman’s request to issue a restraining order against 430 opponents of judicial reform, members of a WhatsApp messaging group called “Looking for and harassing Roth...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 1, 2023

Driving through terror: Israelis learn to survive highway attacks

(JNS) - Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria are lining up to take a driving course that teaches survival skills in the event of a terrorist attack on the road. Courses began a month ago and 10 ha...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 23, 2023

AJC Global Forum meets to tackle challenges facing the Jewish people

(JNS) — Political heavyweights and prominent journalists discussed key issues affecting Israel and the Jewish people at the opening plenary of the American Jewish Committee’s second AJC Global Forum in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. Those issues inc...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 9, 2023

Conservative author warns Israel about transgender ideology

(JNS) - Trans activists failed in their efforts to cancel a talk by U.S. journalist Abigail Shrier to promote the Hebrew-language translation of her 2020 book "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Cra...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 5, 2023

Majority of Israelis back judicial reform

(JNS) - The Israeli right is determined to prove that the majority of the nation supports judicial reform with a "March of the Million" rally on Thursday evening, April 27, outside the Knesset in...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 5, 2023

Jewish Federations' annual conference becomes embroiled in political battles

(JNS) - While "dialogue" was a central theme of the "Israel at 75 General Assembly," the annual gathering of the Jewish Federations of North America, held this week in Tel Aviv to coincide with the...

 
 By David Isaac    News    April 21, 2023

35th March of the Living honors Jewish heroism in the Holocaust

(JNS) - This year's March of the Living, the annual tribute to the 6 million held at the site of the former German death camp Auschwitz in Poland, was conducted under the theme of "Honoring Jewish...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 13, 2023

Parents are waking up to the Israeli education system's progressive agenda

(JNS) - Concerned Israeli parents are complaining that their children aren't learning even the basics of Judaism in the country's public schools. Activists say the issue goes beyond a failure to...

 

'Imam of Peace' committed to fight against Islamist extremism

(JNS) - Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, an Islamic scholar and thinker, has dedicated his life to fighting Islamic extremism. Physically attacked for his positions and forced to flee his home in Australia...

 

Theodor Herzl diaries republished in ambitious new undertaking

(JNS) — “Today, Theodor Herzl is best known for his beard, not his books,” laments Gil Troy, editor of “The Zionist Writings of Theodor Herzl,” in his introductory essay to a new edition of Herzl’s diaries. Troy, a professor of history at Canada’s...

 
 By David Isaac    News    December 16, 2022

Lapid's call to disobey next government puts civil society at risk, legal analysts say

(JNS) — Even before taking power, Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself on the defensive over his prospective coalition’s “fringe elements.” During an NBC interview on Sunday, Netanyahu felt obliged to declare, “I’m going to safeguard Israeli dem...

 
 By David Isaac    News    November 25, 2022

180 groups call on Twitter to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

(JNS) — In a Nov. 16 open letter to Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Twitter management, 180 nonprofit and civil rights organizations called on the social media giant to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of A...

 
 By David Isaac    News    November 4, 2022

Analysts offer pros and cons on Lebanon maritime deal but agree it will not make Israel safer

(JNS) — The recently struck Lebanon-Israel maritime border agreement may prove beneficial economically, but it will not benefit Israel’s security, analysts said during a policy webinar organized by the Jewish Institute for National Security of Ame...

 
 By David Isaac    News    October 28, 2022

Should Israel send weapons to Ukraine? Analysts offer conflicting views

(JNS) — Israel has rebuffed repeated Ukrainian requests to supply the war-torn country with its Iron Dome system and other military equipment. This week, Israel’s refusal came into the spotlight as Russia attacked Ukraine’s civilian centers using...

 
 By David Isaac    News    October 28, 2022

Israeli elections 2022: A rundown of Israeli parties and their leaders

(JNS) - Meet the Israeli elections candidates: 1. Benjamin Netanyahu - Likud Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister and now head of the opposition, will attempt to win his sixth...

 

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