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 By Marcy Oster    News    June 19, 2020

Palestinians could declare state on 1967 borders

JERUSALEM (JTA) — If Israel annexes parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority will declare a state on the 1967 borders with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, the P.A. prime minister said Tuesday. Mohammad Shtayyeh made the remarks in Ramallah...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 19, 2020

Trump authorizes sanctions against ICC and blasts its investigation of Israel

(JTA) — President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against the International Criminal Court should it pursue cases against U.S. citizens and cited what he said was its anti-Israel bias. In an executive order issued Thursday, Trump approved...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 5, 2020

Sharansky is using his 'Jewish Nobel' winnings to help

JERUSALEM (JTA) — When Natan Sharansky learned in December that he would become the eighth Genesis Prize honoree, he decided he would use his $1 million prize money to promote issues to which he has devoted his life: human rights and Zionism. That...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 29, 2020

Palestinians reject COVID-19 aid from UAE because it was coordinated through Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian Authority rejected a humanitarian shipment of medical supplies sent by the United Arab Emirates because it coordinated the shipment with Israel. The Etihad Airways flight that landed Tuesday night in Israel...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 29, 2020

Wait to resume services, then proceed carefully, Orthodox Jews are told

(JTA) — When Rabbi Moshe Hauer last week told Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top health advisor, that synagogues wouldn’t let congregants sit within 8 feet of each other once services resume, he wasn’t just making a joke about Jews...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 22, 2020

Israel sends 'a big hug' to Diaspora Jewish communities hard hit by COVID-19

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The flags of countries that are home to Jewish communities hard hit by COVID-19 were projected on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The event held Tuesday night by the Diaspora...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 22, 2020

Senate legislation would expand COVID-19 projects with Israel to lessen dependence on China

(JTA)—The Senate has introduced legislation to enhance partnerships between American and Israeli companies on COVID-19 projects, thus lessening U.S. dependence on China for life-saving medications and treatments. The bipartisan legislation was...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 15, 2020

US will recognize West Bank annexation with conditions

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The United States is ready to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and other parts of the West Bank with conditions, the U.S. ambassador to Israel told an Israel newspaper. In an interview with the Israel Hayom...

 
 By Marcy Oster    Features    May 15, 2020

'Anti-Semite' was omitted from original Oxford English Dictionary

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary thought the term “anti-Semite” would be short lived and thus did not include it in the original edition of the massive lexicon. A 1900 letter by the editor, James Murray,...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 8, 2020

Sirens wail throughout Israel at start of Memorial Day

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As they do each year, Israelis stood at attention Monday for one minute as sirens wailed throughout the country to usher in Yom Hazikaron, or Memorial Day. What happened afterward was...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 1, 2020

Israeli falafel shop owner cries during TV interview and becomes a symbol of coronavirus' economic toll

JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli falafel shop owner broke down in tears in a television interview on Sunday that resonated across the country as a symbolic encapsulation of the economic toll that the coronavirus is taking on small businesses. “Look at...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    April 24, 2020

Netanyahu/Gantz ink a deal

ERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz signed a deal Monday to form a “national emergency government” that keeps Netanyahu as the prime minister for now. Israel has spent more than a year under...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    April 24, 2020

Founder of 'Birthright for Moms' will represent Diaspora

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel will hold its annual Independence Day torch-lighting on Mount Herzl, but only with a television and digital audience because of coronavirus regulations. Among the torch-lighters...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    April 17, 2020

Adam Sandler pays tribute to doctors and nurses

(JTA)—Forget about “The Chanukah Song.” Actor Adam Sandler’s latest earworm is a tribute to doctors and nurses and an exhortation for people to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Sandler debuted “Quarantine Song” from his ho...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    March 20, 2020

Gantz tasked to form government

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will give Benny Gantz the task of forming a new government, his office said Sunday. Rivlin met Sunday with the heads of all the parties that won seats...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    March 13, 2020

All the drama that has happened in Israeli politics since this week's election

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel held its unprecedented third election in less than a year on Monday and, yet again, the results raised more questions than answers. At first it seemed as if Prime Minister...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    March 6, 2020

Nearly 200 Israeli middle school students quarantined after contact with coronavirus

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Over 200 Israelis, most of them middle school students, have been ordered into quarantine after coming into contact with a group of South Korean tourists, some of whom were infected with the coronavirus. Students and teachers from...

 

More than 50 JCCs nationwide receive emailed bomb threats

This is a developing story. NEW YORK (JTA)—More than 50 Jewish community centers in 23 states have received emailed bomb threats since Saturday. None of the threats have been found to be credible, though local law enforcement agencies have been not...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 21, 2020

Jewish Harvard students form anti-Zionist organization

(JTA)-A group of undergraduate students at Harvard University has formed what they call an "anti-Zionist Jewish organization" that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 21, 2020

'Christian Birthright' brings thousands of college students to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As evening descended on Jerusalem one Friday last month, 1,000 students gathered at the Western Wall for the traditional prayers to welcome the Jewish Sabbath. They joined the throngs...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 7, 2020

Palestinians warn of violence tied to Trump peace plan

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Trump administration’s peace plan is an attempt to destroy the Palestinian cause and could lead to violence on the part of the Palestinian public, Palestinian Authority officials warned. In addition, a senior aide to...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 24, 2020

South Dakota governor signs executive order prohibiting Israel boycotts

(JTA)—South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order on Tuesday prohibiting state offices from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. South Dakota is the 28th state to have enacted an anti-Israel boycott executive order or...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 17, 2020

Bret Stephens under fire for NY Times column on Jewish intelligence

(JTA)—New York Times columnist Bret Stephens came under fire on social media for an op-ed in which he wrote that Ashkenazi Jews are more intelligent than other people and cited a paper by a researcher who promoted eugenics. The reference to the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 17, 2020

Iran announces it will not honor any part of the nuclear deal

(JTA)—Iran will no longer honor the nuclear deal it signed with world powers. The announcement came Sunday following a meeting of the Islamic Republic’s National Security Council to discuss the country’s nuclear policy following the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 10, 2020

Schumer calls to quadruple funding for security grants

(JTA)—Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged to fight for a quadrupling of funding for federal security grants for nonprofit organizations. It would raise the amount provided by the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $360 million annually...

 

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