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The Hadassah Foundation awards $330,000 to organizations in Israel promoting gender equality

NEW YORK, NY—The Hadassah Foundation, a nonprofit organization that awards grants to social change programs that empower women and girls in Israel and the United States, is pleased to announce $330,000 in new grants. The recipients are six...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 21, 2020 

'Christian Birthright' brings thousands of college students to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As evening descended on Jerusalem one Friday last month, 1,000 students gathered at the Western Wall for the traditional prayers to welcome the Jewish Sabbath. They joined the throngs...

 

Amid a spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel's security forces seek to prevent an explosion of violence

(JNS)-The quick succession of Palestinian attacks on Israeli security forces in the past 24 hours appears to be a chain reaction of unorganized incidents, each one forming the "inspiration" for the...

 

Israeli dad documents his family and the coronavirus

(JTA)-Like many parents when their small children are a bit under the weather, Ofer Dekel measures his boy's temperature frequently. But in Dekel's case, his concern for his son Liam is exacerbated...

 

Redrawing maps while wearing a red string: 5 takeaways

NEW YORK (JTA)—Jared Kushner didn’t realize his father-in-law was serious about running for president until Donald Trump asked his daughter Ivanka, Kushner’s wife, to help launch his campaign. That’s one revelation in Kushner’s exclusive...

 

Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan-these 2 maps tell you what you need to know

(JTA)-The Trump administration put questions about the seriousness of its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal to rest Tuesday by delivering a 181-page, detail-laden document that outlines a clear-if on...

 

JAO and PJ Library kids enjoy #beeyourselfie day together

Jewish Academy of Orlando partnered with PJ Library Greater Orlando to bring the community, "#beeyourselfie," a day that celebrated every child's uniqueness. The fun-filled morning started with a...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    February 7, 2020

The key points of the Trump Middle East peace plan, explained

(JTA)—President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, and the release event was a doozy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Trump at a news conference and compared it to President Harry Truman’s...

 

Here's how Jewish groups are reacting to the Trump peace plan

(JTA)—Reactions to President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan unveiled Tuesday took a predictable path, with Jewish groups on the right praising the much-anticipated proposal and those on the left criticizing it. The proposal, which...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    February 7, 2020

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin takes a lead role in pushing back against Europe's Holocaust revisionism

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli President Reuven Rivlin assailed Polish complicity in the murder of European Jews during the Holocaust during a visit to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwit...

 

Trump's Middle East peace plan has 99 problems, but Israeli engineers say a tunnel ain't one

(JTA)-President Donald Trump's long-awaited peace plan has been met with plenty of skepticism since its release on Tuesday. Could Trump actually be the one to settle a decades old conflict where so...

 

For first time in history Israeli concerns at forefront

(JNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has perhaps never looked more subtly elated on any previous visit to the White House than he did on Tuesday. He and U.S. President Donald Trump, the friendliest-ever president toward Israel in U.S....

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    February 7, 2020

Israelis and Palestinians consider how annexation of Jordan Valley could affect them

(JNS)-With campaigns under way before the third round of Israeli elections within a year on March 2, Likud officials, and the Blue and White Party, have repeatedly made statements over the past few...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    January 31, 2020

Under Trump's peace plan, Israel will 'apply its laws' to the Jordan Valley

(JTA)—As part of President Donald Trump’s proposed plan for Middle East peace unveiled Tuesday, Israel says it will “apply its laws” to the Jordan Valley and Israeli settlements in the West Bank. At a news conference with Trump at the White...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    January 31, 2020

Israel gets dragged into Europe's memory wars

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A major gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem meant to highlight the world’s determination to learn the lessons of the Holocaust has become mired in controversy, dragging Israel into a battle over history debates still raging...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    January 31, 2020

Christian students celebrate a life-changing journey in Israel

(JNS)-As many as 500 Christian students gathered in Jerusalem recently for a mega-event marking the Passages organization's fifth anniversary. With 8,000 students who have arrived in Israel so far,...

 

Jason Greenblatt, Trump's former Middle East negotiator, isn't sure that Israelis and Palestinians are ready for peace

TEANECK, N.J. (JTA)-Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's former Middle East negotiator, made his first public speech since leaving the White House on Sunday night. Greenblatt, 52, who worked as...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    January 24, 2020

As Israel baseball team preps for Olympics, it's soon to get its own field of dreams

(JNS)-Israel might be known globally as a high-tech juggernaut, but the "Startup Nation" is on the verge of being a superpower in diamonds as well. No, not the kinds that shine, but the kinds you use...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    January 24, 2020

Launch of Amazon's Hebrew storefront offers American expats a taste of home

(JTA)-Walk into an Israeli post office or one of the many local stores that have lately been serving as ad-hoc delivery centers and you'll be confronted by a jumble of boxes sealed with the telltale...

 

Israeli NGO rushes to provide relief after Puerto Rico quake

(ISRAEL21c)—Israeli NGO IsraAID has sent a relief team to assess needs in Puerto Rico after a deadly 6.4 magnitude quake hit the Caribbean island on Tuesday. The quake, which killed one and flattened buildings in the southern part of the island,...

 

Fuld's killer convicted of murder

Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin, the terrorist who stabbed to death Ari Fuld, was convicted of murder by an Israeli military court on Monday morning. Jabarin stabbed Fuld outside a shopping center in Gush Etzion in September 2018. Fuld, though mortally...

 

Jerusalem Zoo to send aid for animals in Australia fires

(ISRAEL21c)—The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is collecting donations to help the Animal Rescue Collective purchase veterinary supplies for animals affected by wildfires in Victoria, Australia. “The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and its staff are...

 

Israeli archaeologists may have discovered 2,000-year-old market in City of David

(JNS)-New excavations by Israeli archaeologists suggest the existence of a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem market in the City of David, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday in a statement, i24News re...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    January 10, 2020

High Court delays decision on Netanyahu's legal right to form a new government

(JNS)—Following a preliminary hearing on Tuesday by Israel’s High Court of Justice on the question of whether an indicted lawmaker can be tasked with forming a government, a three-judge panel ruled that a decision will be handed down at a future...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 3, 2020

Netanyahu easily wins Likud primary

(JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won his party's leadership primary with 72.5 percent of the vote. Challenger Gideon Saar got 27.5 percent, according to Haaretz. Turnout for the...

 

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