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StandWithUs opens office in South Africa

(JNS) - StandWithUs, an international organization that educates about Israel and combats antisemitism, has officially opened national operations in the country whose history forms the foundation...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    News    November 25, 2022 

Former VP Mike Pence: Israel's fight is our fight

(JNS) — “We stand with Israel because her cause is our cause,” former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, addressing Tuesday night’s Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York gala in Manhattan. “Her values are our values. Her fight...

 

US 'deeply concerned' by surge in violence

(JNS) — The Biden administration on Tuesday called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take steps to calm tensions in Judea and Samaria, just hours after a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in a stabbing and car-ramming rampage i...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2022 

Israel will not cooperate with FBI inquiry into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel will not cooperate with an FBI investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian American journalist who died in May in an exchange of fire between Palestinian and Israeli troops, Israel’s defense...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Blast rocks Istanbul, killing at least 6 and canceling memorial for Jews killed in 2003 attacks By David I. Klein ISTANBUL (JTA) – So far six are reported dead and dozens injured in a blast on Istanbul’s İstiklal Caddesi, a major tourism...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    November 25, 2022 

US lawmakers urge world leaders to terminate anti-Israel UN bodies

(JNS) — In a renewed push of faith-based diplomacy, three heads of the U.S. Congressional Israel Allies Caucus have written to the leaders of more than two dozen countries urging them to vote to shutter two anti-Israel U.N. institutions in a vote...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2022

Biden congratulates Netanyahu on win

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden called Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on being reelected Israeli prime minister. Netanyahu said the two would work to expand the Abraham Accords....

 

Snoozing at the King's house

(JTA) — King Charles III wants to make sure that the United Kingdom’s chief rabbi can make it to his coronation ceremony next year — so much so that he’s letting the Jewish leader sleep over at his house. The coronation is set for May 6,...

 

With a dark winter looming in Ukraine, Jewish groups send generators and other support

(JTA) — Since Feb. 24, when Russian troops invaded Ukraine, Jewish groups from around the world have flooded the country with support, from food to medical care to evacuations. Now, as temperatures fall and Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power...

 
 By Steve Postal    News    November 18, 2022

Israeli NGO: The Palestinians are stealing Area C; Massive illegal construction is creating facts on the ground in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Arab expansion into land in Judea and Samaria is far outpacing Israeli growth in the area, according to a report by the Israeli NGO Regavim. "In the past year, the rate of illegal Palestinian...

 

Adidas to partner with ADL on fighting antisemitism in sports

(JTA) — Three weeks after saying he was “alarmed” by Adidas’ ties to Kanye West, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, donned the company’s sneakers for his group’s “Never is Now” conference in New York City....

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    November 18, 2022

In Germany, Kristallnacht goes by a different name

(JTA) - This week, Jewish communities across the United States are commemorating the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the anti-Jewish riots that marked a brutal turning point in the Nazi campaign of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

After criticism, Taylor Swift adds Orthodox-friendly dates to her upcoming tour By Caleb Guedes-Reed (JTA) — “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” isn’t just the name of a track on Taylor Swift’s newest album — the phrase describes the way many of...

 

Israel receives largest-ever shipment of Tesla cars

(JNS) — Many Tesla and other electric vehicles are being shipped to Israel to avoid an impending increase in purchase tax. The largest shipment of Tesla vehicles ever sent to Israel arrived at Ashdod Port on Tuesday. The consignment includes...

 

StandWithUs opens office in South Africa

(JNS) - StandWithUs, an international organization that educates about Israel and combats antisemitism, has officially opened national operations in the country whose history forms the foundation...

 

Ukraine urging US to pressure Israel into supplying arms

(JNS) — Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk meets with his American counterpart Tom Nides every week in a bid to convince Washington to pressure Jerusalem into providing weapons to Kyiv for use in its war against Russia. In an...

 

Israeli envoy tells UN Palestinian terror behind rising West Bank casualties

(JNS) - While members of the United Nations Security Council on Friday expressed alarm over the rising number of Palestinian casualties, Israel's ambassador urged them to take a look at the...

 

UN committee demands Israel destroy alleged nuclear arsenal

With an overwhelming 152-5 majority, a UN committee devoted to world security called on Israel Friday to renounce its nuclear arsenal and put all its nuclear-related sites under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Baku to establish an embassy in Israel amid Iran threat (JNS) — After 30 years of diplomatic relations and amid tensions with Iran, Azerbaijan has decided to open an embassy in Israel, media in the South Caucasus nation reported. Arzu Naghiyev, a...

 

As Italy's Meloni downplays fascist ties, thousands march in praise of Benito Mussolini

(JTA) — Thousands marched to the grave of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in Predappio on Sunday to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of his coming to power in Rome, days after the new Italian prime minister, whose party has fascist...

 

British PM abandons plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS) — Former Prime Minister Liz Truss’ plans to move the British embassy in Israel to Jerusalem have been abandoned by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Downing Street has confirmed. Asked whether the U.K. government was still considering a move, a...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    News    November 11, 2022

Bibi's victory, Biden administration blues

(JNS) — Let’s set aside speculation as to why President Joe Biden has yet to congratulate Israel’s former and soon-to-be prime minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, on his victory in the Nov. 1 Knesset elections. One could argue that U.S....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Herzog and Biden stress US-Israel closeness

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Israeli president Isaac Herzog had a message and stuck to it: Israel and the United States are on the same page no matter who wins elections in both countries next month. "We have e...

 

New UK PM's stand on Israel

(JTA) - The past few years have been tumultuous at 10 Downing St., the residence of the British prime minister in London. Last week, Liz Truss, who lasted just over six weeks in the role, became the t...

 

Illegal Palestinian construction in Judea Samaria skyrockets

(JNS) — Illegal Palestinian construction in the Israeli-controlled regions of Judea and Samaria, known collectively as “Area C,” increased by 80 percent over the past year, according to a new report by Israeli NGO Regavim. According to the...

 

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