In Knesset address, Pence declares embassy will move to Jerusalem next year

January 23, 2018 by  

In a historic address to the Israeli Knesset on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence pledged that the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “before the end of next year.” Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns neo-Nazi activities in Poland

January 23, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has welcomed the Polish government’s swift condemnation of fascist activities over the weekend, following an undercover television report revealed a neo-Nazi group celebrating Hitler and burning swastikas. Read more

NYT: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019

January 22, 2018 by  

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week predicted the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated to Jerusalem within a year, President Donald Trump countered that estimate. The New York Times now reports that the White House is indeed pushing full steam ahead with the embassy’s relocation. Read more

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

January 22, 2018 by  

Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe. Read more

IDF carries out manhunt in Jenin to apprehend terrorists behind drive-by shooting

January 19, 2018 by  

The IDF carried out a manhunt in the Palestinian-controlled city of Jenin on Wednesday night to apprehend suspects in the drive-by shooting terror attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach of the Havat Gilad settlement last week. Read more

Trump says embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year

January 19, 2018 by  

President Donald Trump said he does not expect the U.S. Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, contradicting comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Read more

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

January 18, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November. Read more

Netanyahu predicts that US embassy will move to Jerusalem within a year

January 18, 2018 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an address in India that he expects the American embassy that is currently in Tel Aviv to move to Jerusalem within the coming year, as part of a policy announcement last December by President Donald Trump. Read more

PA’s Abbas continues anti-Trump rhetoric, says Jerusalem is the key to peace or war

January 18, 2018 by  

Just days after a fiery speech in which Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas called peace efforts by President Donald Trump “a slap in the face” and cursed the Trump administration by declaring, “May your house be destroyed,” Abbas continued his rhetoric at a conference focused on Jerusalem at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Read more

US withholds $65 million from UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, calls for changes

January 17, 2018 by  

The U.S. has announced announced a major cut in its current funding of UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees, while calling for reforms to the organisation. Read more

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ over director’s ties with Israel

January 16, 2018 by  

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post,” has been banned in Lebanon due to the famed Jewish-American director’s purported ties with Israel.   Read more

Groups petition Israeli High Court for expanded Western Wall egalitarian prayer section

January 16, 2018 by  

The Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, and the Women of the Wall prayer rights group brought a petition to Israel’s High Court of Justice in an effort to force the expansion of the existing egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall. Read more

Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’

January 16, 2018 by  

During a two-hour speech to the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Israel braces for violence as manhunt for terrorist behind Samaria attack continues

January 14, 2018 by  

As the manhunt continues for the terrorist who killed Israeli father of six Raziel Shevah in Samaria earlier this week, Israeli security forces are bracing for violence. Read more

Comedian Chris Rock defies BDS, performs in Israel

January 12, 2018 by  

American comedy legend Chris Rock this week took his act to Israel, performing in the country for the first time before a crowd of 10,000 at Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Read more

Jerry Seinfeld criticised for visiting Israeli counter-terror training camp, air force base

January 12, 2018 by  

Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld came under fire this week for a recent visit to a counter-terrorism and security training academy in the Judea and Samaria community of Efrat.  Read more

Terror victim’s funeral includes calls to legalise the Samaria outpost he lived in

January 12, 2018 by  

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a resident of the Samaria settlement outpost of Havat Gilad who was killed in a drive-by shooting terror attack near his home Jan. 9. Read more

President Reuven Rivlin calls for new ‘vision’ in Israel-Diaspora relationship

January 11, 2018 by  

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a new partnership to be forged between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora to deal with global development issues. Read more

Yair Netanyahu expresses regret over ‘ridiculous’ statements in strip club

January 10, 2018 by  

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed regret for his “ridiculous” statements in a 2015 recording of him at a Tel Aviv strip club that surfaced in an Israeli news report on Monday.  Read more

Kosher grocery store near Paris destroyed by fire on terror attack anniversary

January 10, 2018 by  

A kosher grocery store in a Paris suburb was destroyed in an arson attack on the third anniversary of the deadly Islamic terror attack on the French capital’s Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket. Read more

Terror victims urge deduction of terrorists’ salaries from Palestinian Authority tax funds

January 9, 2018 by  

Hundreds of families of terror victims have urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deduct the salaries that the Palestinian Authority (PA) pays terrorists and their families from PA tax funds collected by Israel. Read more

UNICEF acting to add Israeli military to list of ‘grave violators of children’s rights’

January 9, 2018 by  

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spearheading a campaign to include the Israeli military on a U.N. blacklist of “grave violators of children’s rights” that includes terrorist groups like Islamic State and Boko Haram, according to a new report by the NGO Monitor watchdog group.

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#WeRemember

January 9, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has launched its second annual #WeRemember initiative to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia.  Read more

A rare prehistoric site about 500,000-years-old uncovered in Jaljulia

January 8, 2018 by  

An astonishing discovery in Jaljuliain in Israel’s Sharon district has unearthed a rare and important prehistoric site, roughly half of a million years old, extending over about 10 dunams. Read more

US imposes new sanctions on Iran amid anti-regime protests

January 5, 2018 by  

The U.S. has announced fresh sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. Read more

Israeli lawmakers approve preliminary bill on death penalty for terrorists

January 4, 2018 by  

Israeli lawmakers yesterday approved a preliminary piece of legislation easing the threshold for military courts to carry out executions of convicted terrorists. Read more

Ringo goes where Lorde fears to tread

January 4, 2018 by  

Former Beatles legend Sir Ringo Starr has announced that he will perform in Israel next June as part of his 2018 European tour. Read more

Nikki Haley says Palestinians could lose US aid if they reject negotiations with Israel

January 3, 2018 by  

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.S. could cut off aid to the Palestinians if they continue to reject peace talks with Israel. Read more

Likud unanimously calls for Judea and Samaria communities to be absorbed into Israel

January 3, 2018 by  

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud political party has voted unanimously to absorb Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria into Israel. Read more

Anti-Semitic incidents in US surged 67% from January-September 2017, ADL says

January 3, 2018 by  

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2017, increased by 67 percent when compared with the same period in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual report on anti-Semitism. Read more

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