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UNESCO highlights Israeli students' peace efforts

Students from a World ORT Kadima Mada Youth Village in Israel scored a historic "first" after their peace-making efforts were acknowledged at a major international forum. A short film, "Peace for...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Netanyahu wants to face his accusers on TV By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants a chance to take on his accusers on live television. Speaking Monday night, the prime minister said that during...

 

In Cairo, Pompeo blasts Obama's Mideast agenda

(JNS)-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the Obama administration's Mideast policies, which were outlined in a similar venue almost a decade ago, and touted their reversal under U.S....

 

Netanyahu pushes for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan

(JNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The prime minister raised the issue with U.S. President...

 

Israel to demand $250 billion from Arab countries

(JNS)—After 18 months of secret research with the help of an international accountancy firm, Israel is preparing to officially demand compensation for assets abandoned by Jews who were forced to flee eight Arab countries after the establishment of...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 11, 2019

With SpaceIL launch, its to the moon and beyond for Israel

(JNS)—In 2019, a team of Israelis will make history when an unmanned spacecraft they built will launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., destined for the moon. SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization,...

 

Honduras plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS) Honduras will be moving ahead with plans to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, and Israel is in talks to open its Honduran embassy in Tegucigalpa, following a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President...

 

Israel 'renamed' by Tlaib

(JNS)-Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a map on her first day in the House of Representatives with a note posted over Israel that reads "Palestine." Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam...

 

Jewish community of Jordan Valley: 'Bedouin carrying out a mass-scale takeover of land'

(JNS)-Residents of an illegal Bedouin outpost adjacent to Maskiyot were served with demolition orders. But instead of pulling up stakes, they are carrying out a takeover through agricultural projects...

 

Brazil applauds Netanyahu-Bolsonaro bromance, new ties with Jewish state

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gained pop star status among Brazilians during a five-day visit to the country to attend the inauguration of the country's new...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 11, 2019

Ultima Thule was a term used by Nazis

(JTA)—Earlier this week, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by what it says is the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft. But calling the trans-Neptunian object by its official designation of 2014 MU69 was cumbersome and boring for...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

2 swastikas drawn on apartment in Brooklyn By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Two foot-long swastikas were drawn outside the apartment door of an elderly Jewish woman in Brooklyn. Miryam Marc, 77, said her late husband was a Holocaust survivor, and she escaped...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 11, 2019

Can anyone beat Benjamin Netanyahu?

(JTA)—Israeli police want him to be indicted in three separate corruption cases. He’s embattled from left and right for his attacks on Gaza and his policy in the West Bank. He’s made a point of cozying up to controversial right-wing...

 

Russ Fulcher: An evangelical Christian from Idaho who will 'stand' with Israel

(JNS)-Republican Rep. Russ Fulcher, 56, defeated Democratic nominee Cristina McNeil in Idaho's 1st Congressional District in the 2018 midterm elections to replace Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador, who...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    January 4, 2019

Is Israel's security barrier a terrorism deterrent or political tool?

(JNS)-Many have pointed to Israel's security barrier in Judea and Samaria as being one of the primary contributors to the reduction in Palestinian terrorism since the years of the Second Intifada, fro...

 

Vote to dissolve Knesset

(JNS)—The governing partners of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition voted unanimously on Monday to dissolve the Knesset. New elections are tentatively scheduled for April 9, 2019, four years since the last election, and six months before the...

 

Russia struggling to stop the Iranian-Israeli shadow war in Syria

By Yaakov Lappin (JNS)—It didn’t take long for the recent Israeli Air Force strikes on Iranian or Hezbollah targets in the Damascus area to receive Russian condemnation. Russia issued a public...

 

Last surviving Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighter passes away

(JNS)-The last surviving resistance fighter from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 passed away on Dec. 22 in Jerusalem at the age of 94. Simcha Rotem, born Kazik Ratajzer in Warsaw in 1924, joined th...

 

Knesset opposition cheers news of upcoming elections

(JNS)-Opposition members in the Israeli government cheered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement on Monday that there will be elections next year. "In April, we will win," said Avi...

 

Weekly roundup of world news briefs

Chabad House in Maryland files federal lawsuit By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A Chabad House serving Towson University in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore County alleging religious discrimination and defamation after a judge affirmed an...

 

Pompeo: Syria pullout 'in no way changes' commitment to Israel's security

(JNS)—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that the United States would stand by its commitment to Israel’s security amid a planned withdrawal of American forces from Syria. “The decision by the president on Syria in no way changes...

 

Danon warns UN: 'If Hezbollah dares to attack Israel, it will bring ruin to Lebanon'

(JNS)-Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday about the threat Hezbollah poses to the Jewish state, calling the terrorist group a...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 28, 2018

Israel to intensify fight in Syria

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel will step up its fight against Iran in Syria after the United States withdraws its troops from her neighbor to the north. “We will continue to take very strong action against Iran’s attempts to entrench itself in Syria....

 

Israel to send time capsule in historic mission to the moon

(JNS)-Israel will send a time capsule along with an Israeli spacecraft on the Jewish state's first mission to the moon in 2019. The capsule will consist of the Bible, pictures of Israeli symbols...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 28, 2018

SodaStream CEO says company setting up plant in Gaza

JERUSALEM (JTA)—SodaStream is setting up a manufacturing plant in Gaza. SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum made the announcement Thursday at a conference in Jerusalem sponsored by the Israeli business publication Globes. He appeared on stage at the...

 

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