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Bar-Ilan University bans pro-Israel advocacy material about the 'nakba'

(JNS)—Bar-Ilan University prohibited a student group on campus from distributing pro-Israel advocacy material about the nakba (“catastrophe”) and the Palestinian refugees. The ban occurred earlier this week ahead of the university’s...

 

Death penalty for Palestinian murderers okay by Netanyahu

(JNS)—A controversial bill that would execute Palestinian terrorists found guilty of murdering Israeli civilians or soldiers was given the support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. The prime minister gave coalition party heads...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

California wildfires damage synagogues, camps and day school (JTA)—The fires racing through Southern California have led to the evacuation of more than 260,000 people, burned over 83,000 acres and destroyed more than 170 homes, as well as damaged...

 

World's largest rabbinic gathering to honor victims of Pittsburgh massacre

Last week, the 10 rabbis of the seven metro Orlando Chabad centers joined 5,600 rabbis and communal leaders from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries, hailing from as far away as Laos and...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 9, 2018

Israeli lawmakers see Pittsburgh shooting as a time to talk about pluralism

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The deadly shooting at a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh has underlined tensions in Israel over the haredi Orthodox rabbinic establishment's disenfranchisement of the Diaspora's...

 

Oman calls for recognition of Israel at regional forum

(The Tower via JNS)-Oman publicly called for regional recognition of Israel a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a historic visit to the Sultanate on Friday, The Jerusalem...

 

In Europe, synagogues are protected like fortresses-it took decades to get there

BRUSSELS (JTA)-Will security at American Jewish institutions now mirror that of Europe, with its police protection, armed guards, panic rooms and sterile zones at synagogues? It's a possibility that...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish gun store owner in Colorado offers rabbis free rifles (JTA)—The Jewish owner of a gun shop in Colorado has offered to give rabbis semi-automatic rifles for free following the murder of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in...

 

Natan Sharansky on the state of current political movements

(JNS)-Chess warrior. Former political prisoner. Longtime Israeli minister and head of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Always a Jewish inspiration. Natan Sharansky has checked many boxes throughout his l...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 2, 2018

'Our hearts are broken': The Jewish world reacts to the synagogue attack

(JTA)-The shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that has left 11 people dead has been described as "horrific," "heinous" and "devastating" by Jewish leaders, politicians and Israeli leaders. "Our hearts...

 

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin calls for 'reverse Birthright' at opening of Jewish federations' conference

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a “reverse Birthright” that would take Israelis to see the American Jewish community firsthand. Rivlin made his remarks Monday at the opening of the General Assembly, the annual conf...

 

Beersheva home destroyed by rocket

(JNS)-A medium-range grad rocket fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip destroyed a home in Beersheva, Israel's third-largest city, deep inside Israeli territory. The Red Alert warning system was...

 

Australian Jewish leader says embassy move to Jerusalem would 'right a longstanding injustice'

(JNS)-Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that he would consider moving the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would mark a major shift in policy...

 
 By Jack Gold    News    October 26, 2018

Muslims rage over Australia's openness to embassy move

The Palestinians and several Muslim countries expressed indignation after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the country’s embassy to the city. Morrison...

 

Israel and US postal services issue joint Chanukah stamp

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel Post and the U.S. Postal Service have issued a joint stamp for Chanukah. The stamp also is meant to celebrate 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United States, Israel Post said in...

 

BBC refuses to cover terror attacks

(BBC Watch via JNS)-The Israel Security Agency's report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during September 2018 shows that throughout the month a total of 204 incidents took place: 70 in Judea and...

 
 By Liel Asulin    News    October 26, 2018

Meet 'Joe,' bringing objectivity to Mideast reporting in 280 characters or less

(JNS)-Since March, the Gazan border has played host to a series of violent demonstrations. Thousands of rioters, some of whom are armed with hand grenades, Molotov cocktails and slingshots, regularly...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Video of Louis Farrakhan comparing Jews to termites removed from Facebook (JTA)—A video posted to the Facebook account of Louis Farrakhan in which the Nation of Islam leader compares Jews to termites was removed for violating the social media...

 

Europeans working hard to sabotage US sanctions on Iran

(JNS)-U.S. President Donald Trump vowed in May to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and signed an executive order in August to re-impose sanctions, which go into full effect on Nov. 4. The European...

 

Study: BDS has zero impact on Israeli businesses

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has complexly failed in its mission to financially harm the Jewish state and has no impact whatsoever on its economy. Israel’s Globes financial news reported last week that a study of t...

 

2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in West Bank terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Two Israelis were killed and another injured in a terror attack in a West Bank industrial area that employs thousands of Palestinian and Jewish workers. The attack in the Barkan Indust...

 

Escalation: Terror balloon lands in Jerusalem

Israeli police were alerted to a house in Givat Ze’ev, a Jerusalem neighborhood, late Sunday night after a Molotov cocktail was found tied to a balloon was found in the backyard. Police sappers examined the balloon and transferred the findings for...

 

Jerusalem mayor will evict UNRWA

(JNS)—The city of Jerusalem will evict the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in light of the organization’s illegal activities and incitement of Palestinians against Israel, according to Mayor Nir Barkat on Thursday. In a statement,...

 

Families of terror victims call for vengeance as new details on Barkan attack emerge

(JNS)—New details of the fatal terror attack against three Israelis at the Barkan Industrial Park on Sunday morning are coming to light as parents of the deceased call for vengeance. “Every terrorist should know he would be executed, and that...

 

Israel 'almost touched' peace: A director's take on the making of HBO's 'The Oslo Diaries'

(JTA)-On Sept. 13, 1993, exactly 25 years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat were captured shaking hands in a historic ceremony in Washington, D.C., hosted by...

 

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