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 By Adi Rubinstein    News    May 10, 2024

Lone soldiers tell of sense of purpose during war

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The war in Gaza brought with it countless stories of heroism. Split-second decisions altered lives, demarcating a clear divide between before and after. However, many...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 3, 2024

Israel's military intelligence chief resigns, taking responsibility for Oct. 7 failures

(JTA) - Israel's military intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, resigned, saying he assumed responsibility for the intelligence failures that failed to prevent the Oct. 7 Hamas invasion that la...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

UF takes stand against protests

The University of Florida has provided a list of “dos and don’ts” for on-campus protest activities. There are consequences for non-compliance. What is allowed: Speech, expressing viewpoints, holding signs in hands. What is not allowed: No ampli...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Israeli hostages on video

(JNS) — On Saturday, Hamas released a video of two hostages—Omri Miran, 46, and Keith Siegel, 64. While the edited, three-minute-long video is undated, Miran says in it that he has been held cap...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Camp J General Camp offers swimming and water play

Camp J General Camp offers a fun way to beat the heat this summer. The General Camp offers a water option as an add feature. Children will go to the beautiful Rosen Aquatic Center. They will have have swim sessions tailored to their skill level...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

ICC may issue arrest warrant for Netanyahu, Gallant

(JNS) — Jerusalem believes that the International Criminal Court in The Hague will issue arrest warrants against senior officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Diplomatic efforts to thwart ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Ahmad Khan’s mov...

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    May 3, 2024

Israeli FM: Rafah op to be suspended if hostage deal secured

(JNS) — Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Saturday that an imminent military operation in Rafah would be suspended if a hostage release deal is secured, calling it the top priority to free the remaining abductees taken by Hamas on Oct...

 
 By JNS    News    May 3, 2024

Senate passes foreign aid package including billions for Israel

The U.S. Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid package late Tuesday that includes $26 billion in wartime assistance for Israel and $9 billion in humanitarian aid, some of which will be allotted for the Gaza Strip. The bill passed the Senate on an...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 3, 2024

Brandeis extends transfer deadline, appealing to Jewish students distressed by campus anti-Israel unrest

(JTA) — Brandeis University, the historically Jewish school outside Boston, has extended its transfer application deadline in a bid to appeal to students who are unhappy with their own schools’ responses to campus anti-Israel protests. The uni...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Top Qatari official: No to negotiations with Israel

(JNS) — There can be no negotiations with Israel as the Jewish people are “slayers of prophets,” a top Qatari official told representatives at a recent Arab League summit, according to a translation of the speech the Middle East Media Research Insti...

 
 By Andrew Bernard    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Yale police arrest 47 anti-Israel protesters as 'Gaza solidarity encampments' spread

(JNS) — Yale University police arrested 47 anti-Israel protesters for trespassing on Monday morning, as “Gaza solidarity encampments” continue to disrupt college campuses across the country. After the arrests in New Haven, hundreds of students conti...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Israeli professor barred from campus, Congress members demand action to protect Jewish students

(New York Jewish Week) — An outspoken Israeli professor was blocked from entering a portion of the Columbia University campus and Jewish members of Congress demanded action from the administration on Monday as pro-Palestinian protests continued to r...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Columbia says it 'will not divest from Israel,' moves to close encampment following failed negotiations

(JTA) — Columbia University has rejected a demand to divest from Israel and has failed to reach an agreement with pro-Palestinian student protesters who are occupying a portion of the school’s New York City campus, according to a letter sent Mon...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Inspired by Columbia example, pro-Palestinian encampments spring up at colleges nationwide

(JTA) – A pro-Palestinian protest at Yale University allegedly turned violent with dozens of arrests. The University of Southern California canceled all its planned commencement speakers. Encampments have sprung up at campuses from Boston to Ann A...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Israel Police establish 'anti-anarchist' unit

(JNS) - The Israel Police has established a dedicated team to deal with the increasing phenomenon of left-wing anarchists who are undermining security and stability in Judea and Samaria, Ynet...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Smotrich aims to legalize 68 outposts in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich aims to legalize 68 outposts in Judea and Samaria and has instructed various ministries to prepare to provide them with public services. Smotrich is also a minister in the Defense Ministry with b...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    May 3, 2024

Biden administration caving to BDS tactics against Israel

(JNS) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reportedly considering blacklisting the IDF’s Netzach Yehuda Battalion under the “Leahy Laws,” two statutory provisions that, according to the State Department, prohibit the U.S. government “from u...

 
 By David Swindle    News    May 3, 2024

Second Title VI complaint filed against Maryland's largest school district

(JNS) — The Zionist Organization of America announced the filing on April 18 of a Title VI complaint to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against the Montgomery County Public Schools. In 28 pages, it detailed mul...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hottest April day in the Tel Aviv area since 1907 (JNS) — The greater Tel Aviv area along Israel’s central Mediterranean coastline, known as Gush Dan, suffered its hottest day in April since 1907, the country’s meteorological service reported on Thur...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 3, 2024

Reported antisemitic incidents up 140% in 2023, shattering records

(JNS) — In part due to the unleashing of Jew-hatred in the aftermath of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, antisemitism in the United States spiked by a record 140%, according to figures released by the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday. Nearly 9,000 inc...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 3, 2024

UN Security Council committee doesn't recommend Palestinian membership vote

(JNS) — The U.N. Security Council’s committee on new members reported on Tuesday that it could not reach a consensus on the revived application for full Palestinian U.N. membership. Algeria, the Arab world’s de facto representative on the counc...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Iranian athlete arrested after condemning attack on Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — An Iranian athlete who posted criticism online of Iran’s April 14 attack on Israel has reportedly been arrested, and her whereabouts have been unknown since Wednesday, according to media reports. Iranian national vol...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Israel approves five-year plan to rebuild Gaza border region

(JNS) - The Israeli Cabinet on Wednesday unanimously approved a five-year strategic plan to rebuild, develop and strengthen the western Negev communities devastated during Hamas's Oct. 7 terrorist...

 
 News    May 3, 2024

Herzog shares new footage of Yarden Bibas kidnapping

(JNS) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday night shared new footage showing Yarden Bibas, the father of Kfir and Ariel and the husband of Shiri, being abducted by Hamas terrorists to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7. The 40-second video segment s...

 

50 Batman creators call for release of Bibas family

(JNS) - Some 50 animators and producers responsible for the character of Batman in various productions over the years signed a petition this week calling on Qatar and Egypt, two mediators in hostage...

 

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