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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 17, 2022

Lawmakers launch bipartisan push for defense arrangement

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of lawmakers launched a bill that would establish an “integrated air and missile defense capability” joining the United States, Israel and Arab countries in a bid to deter Iran. Senate and House members of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 17, 2022

Democrats and Republicans call on PA to release bullet

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of 25 Congress members, including a number who are close to the pro-Israel community, called on the Biden administration to pressure the Palestinian Authority to release the bullet that killed a Palestinian...

 
 By Dana Ben Shimon    News    June 17, 2022

PA goal: get rid of 'occupiers'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas hosted a U.S. delegation on Saturday led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf. Her three-day visit comes amid a degree of uncertainty surrounding...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    June 17, 2022

Anti-regime Iranian activists visit Israel to garner support and spread awareness

(JNS) - As European and American negotiating teams continue to convene in Vienna in an attempt to sign a new nuclear deal with Iran, the Iranian people have taken to the streets to protest the rising...

 

US State Department cites Jerusalem-based monitor's findings on PA textbooks

(JNS) - A U.S. State Department report on June 2 features research by a Jerusalem-based monitor of educational material in Palestinian Authority textbooks and their systematic messaging regarding the...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 17, 2022

Jewish groups respond to UNHRC report: 'Distorts and minimizes threats facing Israel'

(JNS) — Jewish organizations are responding with outrage over what they consider a flawed and biased report on the 2021 conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip after the report’s release by the U.N. Human...

 

Emergency bill fails; Judea, Samaria communities in crisis

In an emergency vote Monday evening, the Knesset voted against a bill that would extend Israeli law to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria for another five years. Fifty-eight MKs voted against the bill, including coalition MKs Mazen Ganaim of...

 
 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...

 

Iran crossing nuclear threshold 'unavoidable,' says IAEA director-general

(JNS) - International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Rafael Grossi said on Monday that Iran was "very close" to crossing the nuclear threshold, and that it "cannot be avoided" at this point. Sp...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Jewish man beaten and allegedly called ‘dirty Jew’ while campaigning for his political candidate wife in France By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A group of men violently assaulted a Jewish man while he was putting up campaign posters for his wife,...

 

COS benefit for Ukraine raises over $11,500

The Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom hosted an afternoon event on Sunday, May 22, to raise much-needed funds for Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and flee their country amid the ongoing war with...

 

Holocaust Center recruits new CEO

Following a national search, The Holocaust Center has selected Talli Dippold, an educator and community builder with nearly 15 years of leadership experience in Holocaust education, as its new chief...

 

Stunning defeat at the WHO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week at the 75th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the Biden administration’s attempt to present 13 proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations that would empower the World Health Organi...

 

Florida's interesting Jewish history

On May 27, Heritage Florida Jewish News employee Gil Dombrosky, along with his wife, Risa, and daughter, Karyn, attended a lecture on the Jewish History of Florida at the DeLand Regional Library. Sam...

 

Biden Administration clarifies it remains committed to opening Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem

Zionist Organization of America National President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Research & Special Projects Elizabeth Berney, Esq. released the following statement: The U.S. State Department just clarified that the Biden administration is...

 
 By Aryeh Savir TPS    News    June 10, 2022

Hamas backs down as 70,000 Israelis march in Jerusalem

At least 70,000 Israeli from all over the country proudly participated in the Flag Parade celebrating Jerusalem’s Day on Sunday night, ignoring Hamas’ threat to attack Israel. The Jerusalem Day celebrations, marking the victory during the 1967...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 10, 2022

Dozens of arrests but no casualties reported

(JTA) — Jewish extremists shouted racist slogans and clashed with Palestinians during a heavily policed Jerusalem Day march, but there were no major injuries at an event that last year was among the spurs to a deadly conflict. Police said 50,000...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    June 10, 2022

SF Giants' Jewish manager is skipping national anthem

(JTA) — In the summer of 2020, Gabe Kapler, then in his first season as manager of the San Francisco Giants, joined figures across sports in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Now, two years later, Kapler has...

 

New super PAC aims at electing pro-Israel Black Democrats

(JTA) - A new super PAC led by "Black and Jewish" leaders has endorsed five Black Democrats who have positions that are friendly to AIPAC, the latest sign that pro-Israel donors are determined to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 10, 2022

Americans are not paying attention to the boycott Israel movement

(JTA) — A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found that American adults are just not paying attention to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. A whopping 84 percent of adults surveyed said they have heard “not...

 

Democratic lawmakers slam Israel

Eighty-one Democrats from both the House and Senate sent a strongly worded letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, urging him to pressure the Israeli government into stopping potential evictions of Arabs from an IDF firing zone....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 10, 2022

Assistance for Sudan has been suspended

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration has suspended assistance to Sudan, including assistance related to its normalization deal with Israel, and wants Israel to call out the bloody coup that removed the country’s civilian government last...

 

Concerned about an attack, Israel boosts air-defense

(JNS) — Israel has boosted the deployment of its air-defense systems due to concerns that Iran could retaliate for the May 22 assassination of a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer in Tehran, Kan News reported on Monday. The move...

 
 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...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

In a first, Israeli government to pay Orthodox women to advise on Jewish law By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — In a first, Israel will pay 21 women to be advisers on Jewish law in the Orthodox community, a concept that has spread in the United States but...

 

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