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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 14, 2019

AIPAC and J Street support bipartisan effort to restore funds for Israeli-Palestinian peace dialogue

WASHINGTON (JTA)-An array of pro-Israel groups are backing a bipartisan bill that would seed investment in the Palestinian areas and restore funding to peace dialogue programming that the Trump admini...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 7, 2019

Israel is holding new elections

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The blame game started shortly after midnight Thursday morning. The Knesset's vote to dissolve itself and hold a second national election in five months had hardly been posted on the c...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 7, 2019

Undone by Brexit, May resigns

(JTA)-Theresa May, who announced her resignation on Friday as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, will be remembered as one of her country's shortest-serving and least popular leaders. Blamed...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    June 7, 2019

American and Israeli college presidents unite to oppose academic boycotts

(JNS)-Professor Melvin L. Oliver, president of Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., who defied pressure to boycott Israeli academia by vetoing the vote by a Pitzer governance body to suspend the...

 

International Fellowship raises $275,000 for moshav that lost homes to fire

(JNS)-The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has mobilized to raise more than 1 million shekels (about $275,000) in emergency assistance for residents of moshav Mevo Modi'im, a small...

 

Florida International, Tel Aviv universities to test social-anxiety treatment for kids

(JNS)-Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday a $5.2 million National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to fund a collaboration between researchers at Florida International University...

 

Miss Iraq to receive Ambassador for Peace award in Geneva for promoting tolerance

(JNS)-Geneva-based non-governmental organization United Nations Watch has announced that Sarah Idan, who as Miss Iraq in 2017 faced death threats for posting a photo of herself with Miss Israel,...

 

Business Update: RVW Wealth launches The Jerusalem PortfolioTM to empower investors to own a stake in Israel's thriving economy

LOS ANGELES-RVW Wealth LLC has announced the launch of The Jerusalem PortfolioTM, a new investment vehicle that will empower individuals, foundations and institutions to carve out a portion of their...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 7, 2019

Israel's not-so-subtle message to Iran that it is watching and poised to strike

(JNS)-The Israeli satellite imagery company, ImageSat International (ISI), released photographs in recent days showing what it described as "Iran's land bridge from Tehran to the Mediterranean." The i...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Boy learns to shoot at Jews in PA TV Ramadan special By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik (PMW via JNS)—During the month of Ramadan, official Palestinian Authority TV is broadcasting a series called “Children of the Village Chief. The...

 
 By Rebecca Braun    News    May 31, 2019

Patriots' Robert Kraft and Chelsea's Roman Abramovich team up to fight anti-Semitism

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.-When the New England Revolution and England's Chelsea Football Club took the field on a chilly evening in mid-May at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's Super Bowl champion...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 31, 2019

Netherlands wins song contest

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest 2019 and earned the right to host the international event next year. Duncan Laurence sat behind his keyboard and sang his ballad "Arcade...

 
 By Rachel Neiman    News    May 31, 2019

Didn't anyone notice Israel had an earthquake last week?

On May 15, as social media was weighing in on the first round of Eurovision finals and readying for the second round, a series of posts started to appear around 8 p.m. “Did anyone feel an earthquake?”; “Earthquake in Israel—who felt it?”;...

 

US and Israel call for end of UNRWA

(JNS)—The United States and Israel on Wednesday called for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that oversees the Palestinian refugees, to cease operations. “We need an additional $1.2 billion for our activities in 2019. We don’t believe the future of Palest...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 31, 2019

Palestinian activists don't understand why they can't enter the US

(JTA)-In December 1992, about nine months before the first Palestinian-Israeli peace accords were signed on the White House lawn, Hanan Ashrawi met with President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office....

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    May 31, 2019

These young American women are moving to Israel to serve

JERUSALEM-Miriam Serkez, 20, a medic in this capital city with the Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom, immigrated recently from New Jersey. Serkez's job is part of her national...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Most of Congress urges Trump: Safeguard Israel’s interests with Syrian civil war ending By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—Nearly 400 members of Congress signed a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to safeguard Israel’s...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 24, 2019

UCF Shlichim help the deaf 'see the sounds' of Eurovision

The University of Central Florida's Shlichut Institute members participated in Israel's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest accessible to the deaf and hearing-impaired population by...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 24, 2019

NASA releases photo of Israeli moonshot's crash site

JERUSALEM (JTA)-NASA released a photo of what it says is the crash site of Israel's Beresheet lunar lander. The image taken some 56 miles from the surface of the moon by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    May 17, 2019

Swedish-Israeli NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gets ready for her first trip into space

(JTA)-Jessica Meir has been preparing to go into space since the age of 5. She attended her first space camp after finishing middle school and a training program at the Kennedy Space Center following...

 

'One of the greatest accomplishments of the 20th century'

(JNS)—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday that the creation of the State of Israel was “one of the greatest accomplishments of the 20th century.” “My view of the establishment of the State of Israel is one of the greatest...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds attend funeral of American killed by Hamas rocket By Sam Sokol JERUSALEM (JTA)—An American citizen killed while running for cover from a Hamas rocket was laid to rest in Jerusalem on Sunday evening. Hundreds turned out to bury Pinchas Men...

 

March of the Living focused on Greek Holocaust victims

(JNS)-More than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 countries and dozens of Holocaust survivors and dignitaries from around the globe participated in the 31st annual International March of...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    May 10, 2019

Gaza battle 'not over'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Despite Monday morning’s cease-fire, which ended two days of intense fighting between Israel and Hamas, the “campaign is not over,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “Over the last two days we struck...

 

Israelis stand still for two minutes

(JNS)-As they do every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israelis across the country stood at silent attention on Thursday morning as sirens wailed. On Wednesday evening, as Holocaust Remembrance...

 

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