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 By Dov Lipman    News    September 6, 2019

Could Israel's religious parties surge in next round of elections?

(JNS)-As the Sept. 17 elections draw here, a flurry of activity among the various political parties continues to be a game-changer. Israel is holding a second round after the April 9 elections...

 

Pompeo: 'Jerusalem, Israel' on US passports is 'actively being looked at'

(JNS)-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the Trump administration is considering allowing U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to list "Jerusalem, Israel" on their U.S. passports....

 

Israel and South Korea forge 'historic' free-trade agreement

(JNS)-Israel and South Korea have concluded three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement, officials announced on Wednesday, paving the way for a major boost in bilateral trade. Israeli Prime...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 30, 2019

Palestinian and Israeli discovered a shared past when they met as Washington interns

WASHINGTON (JTA)-In its 10 years of placing young Palestinian and Israeli leaders with Congress members, no lawmaker asked New Story Leadership for one of each-until Jamie Raskin did. This summer,...

 

Netanyahu honors memories of Ukrainian Jews murdered in 1941 at Babi Yar

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a memorial ceremony on Monday for the Ukrainian Jews murdered at Babi Yar during World War II. The...

 

Three locals among 200 young professionals from around the world to teach in Israel

Jerusalem, ISRAEL—Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, a Masa initiative in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education, is set to launch its ninth year of programming. Two hundred English-speaking young Jewish professionals will arrive in Israel...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    August 23, 2019

Israeli lawmakers say 2-state solution is 'far more dangerous'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Twenty-one right-wing Israeli lawmakers rebuffed a House bill that endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rejecting efforts to boycott the Jewish state. In a letter addressed to U.S. Reps. Brad...

 
 By Laura Kelly    News    August 23, 2019

Abbas 'aggressive' in talks with Democrats, rejected overtures to working with US on peace plan

(JNS)-Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas avoided answering whether or not he believes that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state and seemed "aggressive" in talks with U.S. lawmakers...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 23, 2019

Israel has been barring lawmakers of friendly nations for years (just not from the US)

(JTA)—When Israel announced that it would deny entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the decision struck many as an unprecedented step. But Israel has blocked multiple lawmakers from coming in recent years. The difference this time is that...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

IDF thwarts third infiltration attempt from Gaza in a week (JNS)—Israeli troops on Monday arrested an armed Palestinian man attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to the Israel Defense Forces. “A short time ago, IDF s...

 

Netanyahu offers condolences after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed his condolences to the American people on Sunday night after back-to-back mass shootings rocked the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton,...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 16, 2019

Author David Grossman eulogizes settler teen who was murdered hugging his book

(JTA)-Those close to Dvir Sorek, the 19-year-old student who was murdered Thursday in a West Bank terrorist attack, described him as a unique young man. One of his friends from the West Bank...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 16, 2019

Who's running in Israel's September elections, explained

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel's upcoming elections in September-just five months after the last ones in April-are essentially a do-over. In the April election, the right wing won a majority. But because...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 16, 2019

Saudi blogger attacked by Palestinians at Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A blogger and law student from Saudi Arabia who had made his name public was attacked verbally and spit on by Muslims while visiting Israel as a guest of the Foreign Ministry. Mahmoud Saud also was hit by thrown objects during his...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

New CEO of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations By Marcy Oster (JTA)—William Daroff was named as CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The news was first reported by the JNS news...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    August 16, 2019

French family: 'In Israel, we'll worry less about the security of our children'

(JNS)—Among news consumers, the first association one has with the State of Israel is often war and religious violence. However, for many Jews who choose to immigrate to Israel—or “make aliyah”—the Jewish state is considered to be the...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    August 9, 2019

'Slaughter the Jews' spray-painted in Arabic on part of the Western Wall

(JNS)-A young Arab girl and her older teenage sister spray-painted the words "slaughter the Jews" in Arabic on Friday on the Kotel HaKatan ("little wall" in Hebrew), a portion of the Western Wall on...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 9, 2019

2,300 Jewish athletes gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games

\BUDAPEST (JTA)-More than 2,000 Jewish athletes from 42 countries and thousands of spectators gathered at a stadium in the Hungarian capital for the opening of the 15th European Maccabi Games. With...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    August 9, 2019

Shaked shakes up politics again

(JNS)-Israel's politics got another major shakeup in recent days-this time on the right, with the announcement of the merger between Ayelet Shaked's New Right Party and Jewish Home. Like similar...

 

US blocks attempt to blast Israel at UN

(JNS)—The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by several countries to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition earlier this week of illegally constructed buildings...

 

Trump vetoes bills blocking billions in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

(JNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed three congressional resolutions on Wednesday that would have blocked billions of dollars in arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In messages to the Senate justifying...

 

Hezbollah reportedly deploys forces along Israel's northern border with Lebanon

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Hezbollah is reportedly deploying its forces on the Lebanon-Israel border, The Daily Beast reported over the weekend, linking the move by the Iranian-backed Shi'ite terrorist gr...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    August 9, 2019

Polish organization aims to restore country's Jewish heritage, building both bridges and awareness

(JNS)-Michał Laszczkowski, CEO of Poland's Cultural Heritage Foundation, spends a great deal of time discussing Jewish law with rabbis at various Jewish cemeteries across Poland; in fact, it's safe...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Man shot outside of Miami synagogue By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A man was shot outside of a synagogue in North Miami Beach. The victim was shot several times in the leg on Sunday evening, as he stood outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue...

 
 By Austin Winslow    News    August 9, 2019

For Israeli children coping with loss, a week of hope and healing

(JNS) — Losing members of one’s family to violence is traumatic for anyone, let alone the very young. Unfortunately, this is something too many Israeli children have experienced—terrorism and war have torn asunder thousands of Israeli...

 

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