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The significance of Jews and Christians coming together to pray for Israel

Jerusalem, Israel - "Unprecedented." "Monumental." "Timely." "Powerful." These are just some of the words describing the upcoming Global Prayer for Israel, bringing thousands of Jews and Christians... Full story

 

Biden considering welcoming some Gazans to US

(JNS) - The Biden administration is considering a plan to allow some Gaza residents to resettle in the United States, CBS News reported on Tuesday, citing internal federal government documents. Accord... Full story

 

College campus resources

The Jewish National Fund-USA’s Hub and Resource Guide gives a list of organizations fighting anti-Jewish hate on college campuses. The link is https://www.jnf.org/our-work/education-and-advocacy/college-campus-resources. JNF Reporting Tool Kit The s...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 10, 2024

Biden says don't call federal troops

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In his first address about the pro-Palestinian protests rocking campuses nationwide, President Joe Biden said “order must prevail” but rejected proposals to bring in federal troops. “Dissent must never lead to disorder, or to deny...

 

Allies in senior care and community support

Within our community, the Jewish Pavilion and Orlando Senior Help Desk stand as vital pillars of support and assistance for seniors and their families. Together, they offer a wealth of resources and services tailored to meet the diverse needs of...

 

Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

Express yourself, May 15 The Holocaust Center will present “Expression Through Art” on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Here is an opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery through art. Bring personal photos and keepsakes to the Center and f...

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    May 10, 2024

Saudi Arabia has decided to normalize relations with Israel

(JNS) — Saudi Arabia has decided to normalize relations with Israel and is debating the timing of the announcement, a foreign diplomat familiar with the details told Haaretz on Monday. According to the source cited in the article by the daily’s dip...

 

Belong offers free services for Jewish students to study in Israel

A new Israeli relocation company, Belong, is offering free concierge support services to 500 Jewish students at Columbia University and at other campuses nationwide embattled by anti-Israel protests and growing antisemitism and violence to help them...

 
 By Miri Weissman    News    May 10, 2024

$485k raised for fraternity that protected US flag

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — A group of fraternity brothers at the University of North Carolina are being celebrated for safeguarding a giant American flag from an anti-Israel mob intent on raising the PLO colors. A GoFundMe page launched for the Pi K...

 

Scott: 'Horrific' Jew-hatred, violence 'like a cancer'

(JNS) — Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) shared his “disgust” over antisemitic protests on campuses during a meeting with pro-Israel and Jewish students at George Washington University’s Hillel on Wednesday. The senator’s daughter attended the school, l...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 10, 2024

Israel announces Rafah invasion and Hamas claims ceasefire deal

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s war cabinet unanimously voted to approve an invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, shortly after Hamas said it had agreed to a ceasefire deal with Israel. The announcements were two landmarks in a whirlwind — and confu...

 
 By Amelie Botbol    News    May 10, 2024

VR project features five survivors of Oct. 7 Hamas massacre

(JNS) - "It all started after I joined the fight on Oct. 7 against Hamas terrorists invading the Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip," says Nimrod Palmach, CEO of Israel-is, which partners... Full story

 
 By Troy O. Fritzhand    News    May 10, 2024

Blinken to Netanyahu: Israel must 'avoid further expansion' of war

(JNS) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Israeli leaders as part of his Middle East tour to Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, his seventh trip to the Jewish state since the current Hamas... Full story

 

Palestinian arrested in Israeli youth's terror murder

(JNS) — Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian suspect in the April 12 terrorist murder of 14-year-old shepherd Binyamin Achimeir following an overnight raid in the Binyamin region of Samaria. “Overnight, in a joint operation of the Shin Bet,...

 

UCLA allows anti-Israel protesters to block Jewish students

(JNS) — The University of California, Los Angeles is allowing anti-Israel protesters to block Jewish students from entering the library of the state school in the city’s Westwood neighborhood, according to audio of a phone conversation between a pare...

 

Clashes as UCLA declares pro-Hamas encampment 'unlawful'

(JNS) — A chaotic scene unfolded at the main campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in the Westwood neighborhood late Tuesday night as pro-Israel protesters confronted the pro-Hamas encampment there. There were reports of fights b...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 10, 2024

Protesters at Penn seek clash, police refuse to clear encampment

(JNS) — As tensions escalate at a Gaza Solidarity Encampment at the University of Pennsylvania, administrators are taking a dialogue and de-escalation approach, possibly because they have no choice. Penn asked the Philadelphia Police Department to d...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 10, 2024

Columbia cancels commencement amid pro-Palestinian protests

(New York Jewish Week) – Columbia University announced Monday that it would be canceling its commencement ceremony following weeks of pro-Palestinian protest, campus turmoil and hundreds of student arrests. Beginning nearly three weeks ago, the p...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 10, 2024

From Michigan to Boston, pro-Palestinian protesters assert themselves at college graduations

(JTA) — Dozens of students unfurled Palestinian flags and banners at the main commencement ceremony of the University of Michigan. A single student staged a provocative demonstration during a ceremony at Northeastern University, raising hands s...

 
 By Adi Nirman    News    May 10, 2024

Columbia sued over failure to protect Jewish students

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Columbia University is facing a class action lawsuit accusing it of failing to keep Jewish students safe amid the wave of anti-Israel protests that have disrupted the Ivy League campus. The anonymous student plaintiff filed t...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 10, 2024

Red Cross official exposed as Hamas stooge

(JNS) — In the latest example of a deep-seated anti-Israel bias within the International Committee of the Red Cross, the head of the ICRC’s office in Algeria and director of the Libya subdelegation has been outed as a pro-Hamas shill. Gen... Full story

 

Fatah, Hamas push for unity in China talks

(JNS) — Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction has reiterated its desire to reconcile with Hamas, China’s Foreign Ministry announced following talks in Beijing. Representatives of Fatah and Hamas recently held negotiations in the C...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel opening its universities to besieged US Jewish students (JNS) — Israel has launched a program to facilitate the educational transfer of Jewish students from American universities under siege by pro-Hamas agitators. The Israeli Diaspora Affairs...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    May 10, 2024

Jewish groups demand further action to combat antisemitism at Columbia

(New York Jewish Week) – On Tuesday night, as police cleared protesters out of a Columbia University building and arrested more than 100 people, lawyer Gerard Filitti said fault lay with the students who had erected an unauthorized pro-Palestinian e...

 
 By Amelie Botbol    News    May 10, 2024

Israeli lawmaker to JNS: Israel must regain control of Gaza

(JNS) — The only moral and rational conclusion that can be drawn from the horrors of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre is that Israel must regain control of the Gaza Strip, Knesset member Amit Halevi (Likud) told JNS. “Israel had disengaged from Gaza, it wa...

 

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