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Booker, Biden, Gillibrand wouldn't move US embassy

(JNS)—U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, have said that if elected president in 2020, each of them would keep the U.S. embassy in Israel in Jerusalem, despite criticizing U.S. President Donald...

 

Tlaib accuses Israel of 'racist policies'

(JNS)—U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) compared Israel’s “dehumanization and racist policies” to 19th-century segregation in the United States. “There is continued dehumanization and racist policies by the State of Israel that violate inte...

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    July 26, 2019

Netanyahu: 'There will be no more settlement evictions'

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared his commitment on Wednesday to the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu was speaking at an event marking the 4oth anniversary of the Samaria Regional...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    July 26, 2019

Biden calls Israel's occupation a 'real' and 'significant' problem

(JTA)—Joe Biden said that Israel’s occupation is a “real” and “significant” problem, but would not go as far to say it is a “human rights crisis.” At a campaign event Friday in Dover, New Hampshire, the leading Democratic...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 26, 2019

Delivery of Russian S-400 system may have 'major ramifications'

(JNS)-Turkey began to receive the S-400 air-defense missile-defense system on Friday despite U.S. warnings not to do so. The move by Turkey is likely to have "major ramifications" for the...

 

Iranian nuclear facility 'has never been repurposed'

(JNS)—Iran’s underground Fordow uranium-enrichment facility has not followed the 2015 nuclear deal, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Institute for Science and International Security. Apparently, it has “never been...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 26, 2019

Trump, Netanyahu discuss national security, impending threat of Iran

(JNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone Wednesday about Iran, in addition to joint American-Israeli security interests, as Trump threatened that U.S. sanctions on Iran will be “increased...

 

Israeli, Palestinian business group tours Dead Sea area

(JNS)—Israeli and Palestinian businessmen toured the Dead Sea region last week with the aim of building on the seeds of mutual cooperation planted during last month’s “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Bahrain. Participating in the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Netanyahu accuses Europeans of appeasing Iran like they did Germany in the ’30s By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA)—The European Union said it remains committed to the nuclear deal with Iran despite that country’s claims that it violated its terms,...

 

Archaeologists find fabled Crusader moat outside Jerusalem's Old City walls

(JNS)—Archaeologists have discovered an 11th-century moat just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls—the first hard evidence of a fabled Crusader siege against the city 920 years ago. Attested to in several historical documents, many scholars...

 

Iran is risking war by upping the ante in conflict with US

(JNS)—As the United States continues to ratchet up pressure on Iran and as Tehran continues to breach the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the question is whether the increased tensions could...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 19, 2019

50,000 flock to Lubavitcher Rebbe's grave in New York

(JTA)-An estimated 50,000 people have visited the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, ahead of the 25th anniversary of his passing. The pilgrimage to the burial site in...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 19, 2019

US mayors travel to Israel

(JNS)—Turn on any cable-news channel and the majority of the focus will be on national leaders like U.S. President Donald Trump or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. And while politicians on the national level indeed command attention, state and...

 

Hadassah welcomes support for Never Again Education Act

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. National President Ellen Hershkin and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman today released the following statement on the pending introduction of the Never Again Education Act in the...

 

EL AL took to the skies in Orlando July 9

Driving to the Orlando International Airport the morning of July 9, the Star of David on the tail of an EL AL plane was visible above the building. It was thrilling to see, because this morning at...

 

Hillel International welcomes interim CEO and new board chair

WASHINGTON-Adam Lehman will take the helm of the world's largest campus Jewish organization as interim CEO after serving as the organization's chief operating officer since 2015. Hillel International...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019

In debate with little foreign policy, Gillibrand pledges to 'engage Iran to stabilize' Mideast

(JNS)-The second Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday night barely featured a discussion on Iran, let alone foreign policy. However, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that, if...

 

Another son of Hamas founder flees, blasts terror organization's corruption

(JNS)-Suheib Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef and younger brother of "Green Prince" Mosab Yousef, deserted his post in Turkey, flew to an undisclosed Asian country and then gave...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    July 12, 2019

Palestinian businessmen deem Bahrain conference a success, despite tussle with PA

(JNS)—Despite multiple raids and a detainment made by the Palestinian Authority against participants of the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama, Bahrain, Ashraf Al-Ghanem says that he will remain strong and courageous. Al-Ghanem...

 

Republicans call on Trump to increase pressure on Iran

(JNS)—U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the Trump administration on Tuesday to increase pressure on Iran. “We write to urge you to increase pressure on Iran’s nuclear program, in the aftermath...

 
 By Samuel Heilman    News    July 12, 2019

The Chabad Rebbe died 25 years ago- here's how his movement has survived

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Twenty-five years ago, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the 92-year-old Lubavitcher Rebbe, succumbed to his many ailments and died, to the horror of his Hasidim. Since suffering the first...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019

Unsurprisingly, Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit under 2015 nuclear deal-now what?

(JNS)-Iran has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced on Monday. Tzvi Kahn, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for...

 

Auschwitz exhibit examines faith as a mechanism for survival

(JNS)—An exhibition that offers the public a glimpse into the role of faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust opened at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland on Monday....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 12, 2019

Yair Netanyahu stars at pro-Trump student group's Jewish leadership conference

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Turning Point USA, a conservative student group that is most notable for its vocal advocacy for President Donald Trump, is hosting a conference here for young Jewish leaders that...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 12, 2019

Josh Block resigns as CEO of The Israel Project

(JNS)—Josh Block, a former Clinton aide, announced on Monday that he is stepping down after seven years as CEO and president of the nonpartisan educational group The Israel Project. Block announced his departure in a post on the blogging site...

 

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