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Nefesh B'Nefesh's 75,000th oleh

(JNS) - A total of 225 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the 63rd Nefesh B'Nefesh chartered aliyah flight through El Al Airlines....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 26, 2022

Mahmoud Abbas accuses Israel of 'Holocausts'

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of committing “Holocausts” at a press conference after meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, and Scholz’s muted initial response is spurring criticism....

 
 By Sharon Wrobel    News    August 19, 2022

5 Americans among 8 shot in Jerusalem terror attack

Eight people were injured, among them U.S. citizens after a Palestinian gunman open fired on civilians at a bus and a parking lot near Jerusalem's Old City. Following an intensive manhunt by Israel's...

 
 By Netael Bandel    News    August 19, 2022

Eastern Jerusalem land purchased by Jews in early 20th century reverts to state ownership

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - A 16-dunam (four-acre) noncontiguous parcel of land on a green hilltop in eastern Jerusalem, which lies between the security barrier and the eastern border of the Jabel...

 

Bar-Ilan University researchers develop new nanotechnology

(JNS) — Newfound technology enables the use of nanoparticles to assist the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The technology, developed by a research team at Bar-Ilan University, uses nanoparticles to eliminate obstacles in the malignant...

 

Some 700 Jewish teens from seven countries wrap up Diller Fellowship program

(JNS) - A total of 700 Jewish teens from 32 communities in seven countries completed a life-changing seminar in Israel as part of a year-long Diller Teen Fellowship, an immersive leadership program...

 

Israel pummeled with over 1000 rockets by Islamic Jihad

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday was preparing for a "week of fighting" against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, as terrorists in the enclave fired over 1000 rockets at the Jewish...

 

Ceasefire holding

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night fired heavy barrages of rockets at southern and central Israel, including at Tel Aviv, ahead of an Egypt-mediated ceasefire between the sides that was slated to come into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time....

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    August 12, 2022

NBA's 'Freedom' spreads message of peace through sports in Israel

(JNS) - "If you could change anything in this world, what would it be?" asked NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom, while seated among 30 Jewish, Christian and Muslim, children during a break in the action...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    August 5, 2022

Israel says US sex offender won't get citizenship

(JTA) – Israel’s top immigration official says the country will not award citizenship to Baruch Lanner, a rabbi and convicted sex offender from the United States. Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked’s announcement, made Tuesday to the Jerusalem...

 

Original quarry found under Church of Holy Sepulchre

(Israel21c via JNS) — In the year 326, the Roman Emperor Constantine began construction of a church in Jerusalem on top of the remains of his predecessor Hadrian’s temple dedicated to the pagan god Jupiter. Constantine’s project became...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    August 5, 2022

Maccabiah and Israel: A sporting event of 'a Jewish nature

(JNS) — Bringing more than 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries to compete in 42 sporting events all around Israel for the Maccabiah games is an impressive feat. Returning these athletes to their home countries as ambassadors and spokespeople...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    August 5, 2022

Ben Shapiro at Temple Mount: Jews face apartheid there

(JNS) — On Sunday afternoon, Ben Shapiro, the editor emeritus of The Daily Wire, ascended to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to pray with his parents and a group of followers. Shapiro’s first visit to the Temple Mount was during the holiday of Su...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 22, 2022

Biden makes an appearance at the Maccabiah Games

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to attend the Maccabiah Games on Thursday. The audience at the opening ceremony of the 21st Maccabiah games showered Biden with affection...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 22, 2022

Biden and Lapid jointly pledge to deny Iran weapons

JERUSALEM (JTA) - After releasing a joint statement that demonstrates unity on the need to counter the Iranian nuclear threat, U.S. president Joe Biden and Israeli prime minister Yair Lapid gave...

 

Herzog honors Biden

(JNS) - Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday evening welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden at the President's Residence in Jerusalem. Referring to Herzog by his nickname, Biden wrote in the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 22, 2022

Biden kneels before survivors

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Joe Biden dispensed with both social distancing and the chair arranged for him Wednesday as he embraced two Holocaust survivors, then knelt to speak with them during his first trip...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 22, 2022

Ties between Israelis and Americans are 'bone deep'

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Joe Biden kicked off his 10th trip to Israel — and first as U.S. president — on Wednesday by declaring that the relationship between the two countries is “bone-deep.” Biden told Israeli President Isaac Herzog “I am...

 
 By Batya Jerenberg    News    July 22, 2022

Objection to giving Biden Israeli medal of honor

A major American Jewish organization objected Monday to Israel presenting U.S. President Joe Biden its Presidential Medal of Honor during his visit to the country Wednesday, saying that he does not deserve it. The stated reason for giving the award i...

 

Mothers of IDF lone soldiers reunite with sons, daughters in Jerusalem

(JNS) - Thirty-five mothers of lone soldiers currently in Israel on a special trip with the Momentum organization thought they were attending an educational seminar at the new Nefesh B'Nefesh Campus...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    July 15, 2022

This year's Maccabiah Games are going live

(JNS) - Broadcasting the Summer Olympic Games is a massive operation, with more than 7,000 personnel covering 28 sports utilizing 1,000-plus cameras, taking the games global. For the first time, the s...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    July 15, 2022

In first speech as Israeli prime minister, Yair Lapid calls to stem extremism in politics

(JTA) — Yair Lapid might only be Israel’s interim prime minister, but he appears to be determined to maximize the position in the four months he is guaranteed to occupy it. In a speech delivered Saturday night, Lapid laid out a set of beliefs...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 8, 2022

Ben & Jerry's says it opposes parent company's plan to sell the brand's Israel rights

(JTA) — Ben & Jerry’s has come out against its own parent company’s decision to sell the ice cream maker’s brand in Israel to an Israeli company that pledges to continue selling the products in both Israel and the West Bank. “While our...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 8, 2022

Naftali Bennett won't run in Israel's upcoming elections

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett won’t run in his country’s upcoming elections this fall, his office announced Wednesday, after he served as head of a fragile, now collapsing Knesset coalition for a little over a year. The...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 8, 2022

Yair Lapid becomes Israeli prime minister

(JTA) — Ahead of his first presidential visit to Israel, Joe Biden congratulated Yair Lapid on becoming prime minister on Thursday, following the resignation of his predecessor Naftali Bennett. “Congratulations to @YairLapid, Israel’s new...

 

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