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 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 Antisem...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 2, 2022

The Palestinian Authority's stealth attempt to take over Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — Diligently following a master plan worked out over 10 years ago, the Palestinian Authority is laying claim to large tracts of Israeli state land through illegal building. Resembling Potemkin villages, many structures stand empty, hollow,...

 
 By David Isaac    News    August 12, 2022

As Iranian nuclear clock ticks down, Biden administration refuses to set deadline for talks

(JNS) — Despite repeated refrains by Biden administration officials that negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal cannot go on indefinitely, which the U.S. president himself reiterated during the Israel leg of his Middle East trip in mid-July,...

 
 By David Isaac    News    August 12, 2022

Jewish Agency in Russia soldiers on despite tensions, immigration surge

(JNS) - The Jewish Agency, which helps Jews immigrate to Israel, stands on shaky ground in Russia, as a Moscow court is set to hold a trial on its dissolution August 19. Even though it's operating...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022

Netanyahu has week to find majority, prevent Israeli elections

(JNS) — With the dramatic announcement on June 20 by coalition leaders Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of their intention to dissolve Israel’s government, the nation began bracing itself for its fifth round of elections in three years. A...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022

What's on the agenda for Biden's Israel visit?

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Israel on July 13. Analysts tell JNS that among the key topics to be discussed will be the Iran threat; a security alliance between Israel and Gulf states; the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem;...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 17, 2022

Iran close to bomb

(JNS) — If the West does not stop Iran’s nuclear program in its tracks then the mullahs will soon get the bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told The Telegraph in an interview on June 11. So, where do negotiations stand and how close...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 17, 2022

What the failure of legal jurisdiction bill could mean for Israelis in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — A Knesset vote to renew a law, set to expire on June 30, that applies Israel’s legal system to citizens in Judea and Samaria, and has been in force as “emergency regulations” since the Six-Day War of 1967, went down in defeat on...

 
 By David Isaac    Opinions    June 10, 2022

Conspiracy theories muddy the waters on needed WHO reform

(JNS) — Conspiracy theories cast a shadow over the 75th World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), as hundreds of health officials and diplomats converged on Geneva last week. One of the assembly’s key...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 10, 2022

Losing the Galilee: Why are Jews a declining minority in this key area?

(JNS) — The Jewish presence in the Galilee is shrinking — in part, critics say, because of government policies that effectively discriminate against Jews in favor of Arabs, who constitute the vast majority of the area’s inhabitants. The stakes...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 10, 2022

UK to pass legislation preventing public bodies from engaging in boycotts

(JNS) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has resolved to pass legislation that will stop public bodies from adopting anti-Israel boycott resolutions. The proposed legislation was outlined in the Queen’s Speech, an...

 
 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...

 

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