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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...

 

Hezbollah tunnels violate Security Council resolution

(JNS)—The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has confirmed that the tunnels dug by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah into Israel violate Security Council resolution 1701. “After further technical investigations conducted independently in a...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 28, 2018

The fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv isn't fast and doesn't go to Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As our train hurtled through the tunnel-my ears popping on the descent-and then burst out into sunlight bathing a landscape of fields and rocky hills, I finally let myself feel impress...

 

Group of incoming members of Congress spend five days touring in Israel

(JNS)-A bipartisan delegation of incoming members of Congress returned to the United States on Friday following a five-day visit to Israel. Reps.-elect Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.),...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel arrests 100 Palestinians in crackdown By Sam Sokol JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli forces arrested over 100 Palestinians over the past weekend as part of an anti-terror crackdown launched in the wake of last week’s uptick in terror activity in...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    December 21, 2018

A soldier's death brings grief to Israeli army's fervently religious battalion

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"Yosef! Yosef!" wailed Rabbi Eliyahu Meirav, calling out the name of his stepson lying covered in a shroud on the marble slab before him. "You were righteous. I didn't want to believe...

 

ZOA blasts UN for failure to condemn Hamas

The Zionist Organization of America has condemned the failure of the United Nations to condemn the terrorist actions of Hamas, the Palestinian Arab terrorist organization that has not only murdered over 1,000 Israeli civilians in scores of suicide bo...

 

'National Geographic' corrects history of West Bank land

(CAMERA via JNS)—CAMERA’s Israel office prompted correction on Monday of a National Geographic article on the preservation of biblical archeological texts that contained an historical reference to disputed West Bank land. As first noted yesterday...

 

The opposite of the tip of the Iceberg

The phrase, “tip of the iceberg“ references the fact that there’s much more beneath the surface of the water where an iceberg exists that is greater a threat than what is visible above the water...

 

The latest poll on anti-Semitism in Europe looks bad-trust me: it's true

AMSTERDAM (JTA)—The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Evelyn Berezin, who built word processor, dies at 93 By Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA)—Evelyn Berezin, a Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants from Russia who built and marketed the first computerized word processor, died Saturday in Manhattan. She...

 

UN fails to pass first-ever resolution censuring Hamas

(JNS)-The United Nations rejected a resolution on Thursday that required a two-thirds majority to pass condemning the terrorist group Hamas for launching rockets from Gaza into Israel in addition to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 14, 2018

When Israeli Americans meet, there's politics, partying and pride

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, his Israeli-born wife, Miriam, and Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment mogul, entered the deck of the pool complex at the...

 

Amid Hezbollah counter-tunnel operations, IDF must be 'ready for deterioration'

(JNS)-As the Israel Defense Forces ploughs ahead with an operation to expose and destroy a network of Hezbollah tunnels snaking their way into northern Israel from Lebanon, the military must also be...

 

In record year of tourism, Israel shines at tourism fair

(JNS)-Israel had much to tout at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London last week-namely, its best tourism year yet. October proved to be a record-breaker, thanks to almost 500,000 tourists...

 

Israelis see left-right struggle, not differences with Arabs, as most significant conflict

JERUSALEM (JTA)—For the first time, Israelis said the main point of conflict in their society is between left and right and not between Jews and Arabs. That’s what an annual assessment by the Israel Democracy Institute found in its annual...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 14, 2018

Pence on Airbnb

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)—Vice President Mike Pence said the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel has “no place” in the U.S. market, and cited Airbnb’s delisting of West Bank Jewish settlements as an example of the...

 

Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank Jewish settlements

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Airbnb will remove listings of rooms and homes for rent in West Bank Jewish settlements, the company announced Monday. The approximately 200 listings “would be removed in the coming days,” the company said. Airbnb said in...

 

Israeli NGO sends aid to California in wake of wildfires

(Israel21c via JNS)—Israeli NGO, IsraAID, is sending an emergency response team to California to help communities affected by the unprecedented fires that have killed 80 and destroyed more than 13,000 homes and buildings. Some 1,200 people are...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 30, 2018

Black Friday is now a thing in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-I was watching late night network television on Saturday night-that's not terribly exciting here-when I was slammed with a string of ads that made me feel like I was back in America....

 

Jews travel to Poland for symbolic solidarity march

With the rise of nationalist sentiment in many parts of Europe, Jewish communities here are facing renewed threats and challenges. Against a backdrop of rising concern about the political climate in Eastern Europe, Warsaw’s Reform Rabbi Dr. Walter...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Man tries to run down Jews leaving Los Angeles synagogue (JTA)—Los Angeles police arrested a man who allegedly attempted to run over two people outside of an area synagogue. Police are investigating Friday night’s incident as a possible hate...

 

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