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 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2019 

Netanyahu wins narrow victory

(JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel's prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With mo...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    April 19, 2019 

Beresheet space craft crashes on the moon

The Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft Beresheet-Hebrew for Genesis-is on the moon, but not in the way that was hoped. Beresheet snapped its first "selfie," with the help of NASA, as it was landing, 22 kilome...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2019 

Airbnb will cancel ban on West Bank

(JTA)—In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website. The policy change came after two federal court settlements Monday between the vacation rental company and two groups of...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Engineers explain why Beresheet crashed into the moon

YEHUD, Israel—Preliminary data supplied by the engineering teams of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries suggests a technical glitch in one of Beresheet’s components triggered the chain of events yesterday that caused the main engine of the...

 
 By Eric R. Mandel    News    April 19, 2019 

In re-electing Netanyahu, Israelis chose stability

(JTA)-After the smoke clears from this contentious Israeli election, which amounted to a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tenure, it appears that Netanyahu will again be asked by...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel approves thousands of new West Bank housing units By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Defense Ministry committee approved plans for the construction of at least 3,659 new housing units in the West Bank. It is the largest group of West Bank...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 12, 2019

The Trump team's Middle East peace plan: It's beginning to look a lot like one state

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Trump administration officials have been silent and notably leak-free about what exactly is in the Middle East peace plan that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is shaping-until...

 

Greenblatt blasts Palestinian Authority, UN for financially rewarding terrorists

(JNS)—U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt blasted the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations for aiding and abetting the Palestinian financial payments towards terrorists and their families. In a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Maxwell House is offering a ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Haggadah By JTA staff (JTA)—Real life tradition and television nostalgia collide in a collaboration between the venerable Maxwell House Haggadah and the hit Amazon series “The Marvelous...

 

Beresheet space craft crashes on the moon

The Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft Beresheet - Hebrew for Genesis - is on the moon, but not in the way that was hoped. Beresheet snapped its first "selfie," with the help of NASA, as it was landing, 22...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 12, 2019

Netanyahu wins narrow victory in Israel's election

(JTA) - Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel's prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    April 5, 2019

US: Israel has sovereignty over Golan

(JNS)-The formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty in the Golan Heights by the United States could not have come on a more sobering day for Israelis. As rockets were being launched deep into the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 5, 2019

IDF pummels Hamas

(JNS)—The Hamas rocket that shattered a village home in the Sharon district of central Israel, north of Tel Aviv early on morning of March 25, is an attack that for Israeli leadership represents a step too far. Eleven days after Hamas fired two...

 

Nations decry US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

(JNS)—Russia, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq criticized the United States for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, following a ceremony attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 5, 2019

The Golan Heights, explained

(JTA)-President Donald Trump recently signed a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Here's what you need to know about the Golan Heights, the 52-year argument over...

 

At vigil for New Zealand mosque shootings, students chant terrorist slogans

(JNS)—The Young Progressives of America at Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn College Islamic Society & Muslim Women’s Educational Initiative held a vigil on Friday, memorializing the 50 Muslim worshippers murdered in Christchurch, New Zealand,...

 

Cleric: 'France will become an Islamic country through jihad'

(MEMRI via JNS)—Palestinian cleric Abu Taqi Al-Din Al-Dari said in an Al-Aqsa mosque address that was uploaded to the Internet on March 12, 2019, that young people in Germany and France do not value marriage as much as Muslims do, but that this is...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 5, 2019

Israel has 'no alternative' but to rely on force to stop Iran in Syria

(JNS)—Iran could be trying to build missile factories in Syria again, according to recent reports, raising the possibility of further Israeli preemptive action. The Israeli commercial satellite company ImageSat International (ISI) published images...

 

Survival is due to 'miracles,' says family in central Israel whose home was hit by rocket

(JNS)—Daniel Wolf, whose home was hit by a long-range missile from Gaza on Monday, said although his family home was destroyed in the attack, “a lot of miracles happened” that ultimately spared the family from death. “We are in shock, but...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ sends new images to Earth (JNS)—Fresh images and video were transmitted to Earth from the Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” as it makes its way to the moon, announced SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries on...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 29, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu's views on a Palestinian state, explained

(JTA)-It wasn't so long ago that most major Israeli politicians supported establishing a Palestinian state. Now it's not clear that any of them do, including the current prime minister, Benjamin...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 29, 2019

Prominent pro-Israel donor pulls out of AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Adam Milstein, a major pro-Israel funder, has withdrawn from speaking at the annual AIPAC policy conference following a series of tweets in which he accused two Muslim lawmakers of...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    March 29, 2019

Brexit is pushing Jews to seek passports from countries that persecuted their ancestors

(JTA)-Portugal used to be little more than a sunny holiday destination to Adam Perry, a 46-year-old Londoner who works in procurement. But following the United Kingdom's 2016 vote to leave the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US Jewish communities support Muslim neighbors at prayer services and vigils By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Jewish communities throughout the United States attended vigils and services at mosques in their communities to express support and concern in the...

 

After eight years of civil war, the return of Syria to the Arab world

(Research Institute for European and American Studies via JNS)-Nearly eight years into the civil war in Syria, the government forces led by Syrian President Bashar Assad-and supported by Russia,...

 

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