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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...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 9, 2019

In Eastern Europe, Holocaust museums are missing from key historical sites

(JTA)-In the capital of Lithuania, an institution formerly known as the Museum of Genocide Victims barely mentions the murder of nearly all the country's Jews by Nazis and locals, focusing instead on...

 

Boris Johnson becomes UK prime minister

(JNS) Boris Johnson overwhelmingly was elected by his Conservative Party on Tuesday to become the next party leader and prime minister of the United Kingdom. In his victory speech, Johnson, who...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 2, 2019

An 'aspiration' is not a 'right' to a Jerusalem capital

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Palestinians may aspire to a capital in Jerusalem, but do not have a right to one, President Donald Trump’s top Middle East peace envoy said. Jason Greenblatt on Tuesday was previewing the political segment of a long-awaited...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 2, 2019

5 Jewish things to know about Boris Johnson

(JTA)—No matter their political affiliation, all sides can agree that Boris Johnson, who has secured his Conservative Party’s vote to become the United Kingdom’s next prime minister, is a colorful character. As the mayor of London, a position...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 2, 2019

Ayelet Shaked to head Israel's New Right party

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s former justice minister Ayelet Shaked is head of the New Right party, replacing Naftali Bennett, the former education minister. The announcement came on Sunday night in Ramat Gan, after weeks of uncertainty about...

 

'Serious consequences' following tanker seizure by Iran

(JNS)—The U.K. government has announced that it will be taking diplomatic and economic measures against Iran in the wake of the seizure of the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz earlier on Friday, but stopped short of...

 
 By Orit Arfa    News    August 2, 2019

US special envoy Elan Carr: 'Anti-Semitism is evil, regardless of where it comes from'

(JNS)-Elan Carr, a Jew of Iraqi descent, was appointed Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a senior diplomatic post that had been vacant for two years until he assumed it in February....

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Lamar Odom visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite with his kids By Gabe Friedman (JTA)—Lamar Odom visited the New York gravesite of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the late leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, with his two children last week. “I h...

 

Resolutions endorsing two-state solution, condemning BDS adopted

(JNS)-The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted two resolutions on Wednesday, one condemning the anti-Israel BDS movement and another endorsing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian...

 

Presidential candidate Joe Sestak would move the US embassy 'back out of Jerusalem'

By Jackson Richman (JNS)-Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, said on Friday that, if elected, he would undo US. President Donald Trump's...

 

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