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 By Marcy Oster    News    June 28, 2019

Robert Kraft announces foundation to combat anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (JTA)-New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced the establishment of a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism as he accepted the Genesis Prize award in Jerusalem on Thursday...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 28, 2019

Iran is dragging the Middle East into a dangerous standoff

(JNS)—In recent weeks, Iran and its proxies have begun operating under a new directive best described as a policy of controlled escalation. Still, the potential for miscalculation and region-wide...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 28, 2019

Sign unveiled for Trump Heights community in the Golan Heights

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A new Jewish community in the Golan Heights to honor President Donald Trump will be called Ramat Trump, translated as Trump Heights. A sign was unveiled Sunday during the weekly Cabinet meeting held in the Golan Heights at the site...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 28, 2019

Amid escalating tensions, 'all options' on table to deter Tehran's behavior

(JNS)—The ongoing tensions between America and Iran seemed to reach a tipping point late last week when the United States blamed Iran for being behind the attack on two ships in the Gulf of Oman. On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Palestinian village council head fired after Jews attend son’s wedding By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The council head of a West Bank Palestinian village was removed from his office after video from his son’s wedding showed that four Jews...

 

Pompeo: Iran is responsible for attacking oil tankers in Gulf

(JNS)-Two tankers, one carrying oil and the other transferring a freight of methanol, in the Gulf of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were attacked on Thursday, less than a month after Iran...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    June 21, 2019

Eyeing current polls and September elections, right-wing Knesset leaders explore new options

(JNS)-The campaigns for Israel's second elections in 2019 are underway and, after reviewing the first polls, many Israelis are asking if they may end up with a stalemate and no government following...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 21, 2019

Last living survivor of Nazi death camp Sobibor dies

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The last living survivor of the Nazi death camp Sobibor has died. Semion Rosenfeld died on Monday at a hospital in central Israel at the age of 96. He moved to Israel from the Ukraine in 1990, according to the Jerusalem Post....

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 21, 2019

Iran increases production of low-enriched uranium

(JNS)—Iran has increased its uranium enrichment since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, warned the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday. However, while IAEA chief Yukiya Amano informed...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 21, 2019

Rocket fired from Gaza strikes school in southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A rocket fired from Gaza hit a school building in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday evening. The building, identified as a Jewish religious school, was damaged but no injuries were reported. It was reported to be...

 

Lockheed Martin awarded $42 million contract

(JNS)—Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $42 million contract by Israel’s Defense Ministry to conduct “expansive maintenance services to the State of Israel,” as well as to operate and maintain an F-35 training center southeast of Beersheva...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 21, 2019

David Friedman gave Netanyahu half a nod for West Bank annexation-what happens next?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—David Friedman, U.S. ambassador to Israel, said Israel “has the right to retain” some of the West Bank. Palestinians fumed, Jewish settlers rejoiced, and the punditocracy predicted gloom and doom. What was it exactly that...

 

'Army of Islam' will set out from Jerusalem to conquer to world

(MEMRI via JNS)-A Palestinian sheikh said during an address at the Al-Aqsa mosque uploaded to the internet in June that Jerusalem is the "heartland" where the banners of the caliphate will flutter,...

 

Buttigieg promises to re-enter US into Iran nuclear deal

(JNS)—Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for withdrawing from the 2015 Iran deal in May 2018, saying that it was...

 

Krakow street to be named after rabbi and 300 orphans murdered in the Holocaust

(JNS)-The city council in Krakow, Poland, has announced that a municipal street will be named next month after Rabbi David Alter Kurzmann, a caretaker of the Krakow ghetto orphanage. During the...

 

Israel is carrying out preemptive strikes

(JNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Wednesday that the Jewish state was carrying out preemptive attacks against enemy targets, such as Iran and Hezbollah, in Syria. “The chain of tests that we are dealing with is...

 

Gov. DeSantis participated in signing MOU at Shaare Zedek

(Shaare Zedek Medical Center)-During his first trip abroad, Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, came to Israel where he participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing a trauma...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 21, 2019

A famed French-Jewish philosopher is afraid to leave his home

PARIS (JTA)-As a French celebrity philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut belongs to a tiny group of VIPs who get to lead normal, paparazzi-free lives despite having film star-like recognizability here....

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Jewish directors dominate at Tony Awards By Marcy Oster (JTA)—“Hadestown,” a musical about the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the underworld, won best new musical at the Tony Awards, and a coveted prize for its Jewish director. Rachel...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    June 14, 2019

DeSantis hailed for making the sunshine state 'most pro-Israel' in America

(JNS)-In the midst of his whirlwind week-long Florida governor's business development mission to Israel with more than 100 delegation participants, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Gush Etzion region, ju...

 

Comfort and prayer for Israel's president

Most people at least recognize the name of Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. But few outside Israel know the name of Israel's president, or that Israel even has one. In Israel, the prime...

 

US sends 900 new troops to Saudi Arabia and Qatar

(JNS)—The United States has sent 900 new troops to Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid the threat from Iran, announced U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Wednesday, May 29. “I don’t see a change in any behavior,” he told reporters on...

 

Florida signs partnerships with Tel Aviv University

(JNS)—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed eight historic memorandum of understandings (MOUs) between Florida institutions of higher learning and Tel Aviv University on Monday as part of a four-day trade mission to Israel to boost Florida’s economy....

 

The world responds to help children devastated by fires

Israel needs your prayers, and help. Almost overnight, wildfires broke out, scorching acres, burning dozens of houses including entirely destroying a whole community. Over 3500 people have been evacuated as Israel braces for more. So far. Israel is...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of thousands attend New York’s Celebrate Israel Parade By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Some 40,000 marchers participated in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Hundreds of thousands of onlookers lined the parade rout...

 

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