Israel to cut Gaza fuel supply in response to wave of arson attacks

June 26, 2019 by  

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will cut the supply of fuel to the Gaza Strip in response to a wave of arson attacks from the Hamas enclave. Read more

Ahead of neo-Nazi concert, German town buys up beer supply to ‘dry Nazis out’

June 26, 2019 by  

Ahead of a neo-Nazi concert, residents in Ostritz bought out the German town’s beer supply to “dry the Nazis out,” despite a court prohibiting the sale and possession of alcohol at the Shield and Sword Festival. Read more

Israeli fencer makes history with European championship win

June 20, 2019 by  

A son of Australian immigrants, Israeli fencer Yuval Freilich, 24, took the gold medal in the European Fencing Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read more

International Atomic Energy Agency recognizes ‘Palestine’ as a country

June 20, 2019 by  

The International Atomic Energy Agency signed an agreement recognizing “Palestine” as a country, as it joined the nuclear watchdog on Tuesday as an observer. Read more

Despite border issues, Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

June 19, 2019 by  

Israel has reopened the Gaza fishing zone to 10 nautical miles off the coast, despite recent tensions due to border riots, rocket attacks and incendiary balloons launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Read more

Sara Netanyahu signs plea bargain and will pay fine, bringing fraud case to a close

June 18, 2019 by  

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was convicted on Sunday of taking unfair advantage of a mistake after confessing to the offence as part of a plea bargain struck last week regarding alleged misuse of state funds to hire catering for the Prime Minister’s Residence. Read more

Toronto becomes first city in new Jewish service initiative

June 16, 2019 by  

Former rabbi of Sydney’s Morial College Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United, a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, recently met with leaders at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to formalize the Jewish community’s commitment of $1 million to the “Shalom Corps” Jewish service initiative. Read more

In British Parliament, IDF reservists share human-rights abuses by Palestinians

June 14, 2019 by  

Some 20 British legislators and 50 guests packed a hall in the British Parliament this week to hear, for the first time, Israel Defence Forces’ reservists speak about the terrorism and rampant human-rights abuses Palestinians perpetuate on their own citizens that they had witnessed in Judea and Samaria. Read more

Gaza rocket hits yeshivah in Sderot in second attack of day

June 14, 2019 by  

A rocket launched by Hamas in Gaza struck a building in the southern Israeli town of Sderot late on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries. Read more

Pompeo: Iran is responsible for attacking oil tankers in Gulf

June 14, 2019 by  

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 was blamed for attacking four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Israeli Jewish divorces up by 5% in 2018, with an 86% increase in one city

June 13, 2019 by  

According to statistics issued by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, the divorce rate among Israeli Jews rose by 5% in 2018, while soaring by 86% in one city. Read more

Labor’s Avi Gabbay steps down as leader, announces retirement from politics

June 13, 2019 by  

The head of Israel’s Labor Party, Avi Gabbay, announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as party leader and will retire from politics ahead of the September elections. Read more

Tel Aviv beaches found to be among most plastic-polluted

June 12, 2019 by  

Israel was featured in a report by the World Wildlife Fund last week as home to the third most plastic-polluted shoreline in the Mediterranean, according to a report by Ynet. Read more

Government turmoil aside, Moldovan premier declares embassy move to Jerusalem

June 12, 2019 by  

Amid turmoil within Moldova’s government, the country’s prime minister announced on Tuesday that the Moldovan embassy in Israel will be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the Cabinet of Minister approved the sale of the plot of land for its construction. Read more

Palestinians outraged at secret PA leadership pay raise

June 7, 2019 by  

Leaked documents revealing that members of the Palestinian Authority Cabinet gave themselves a retroactive 67 per cent pay raise in 2017 have sparked outrage among their constituents, who are accusing their leaders of being corrupt and self-serving. Read more

Attorney General rejects Netanyahu’s request for pre-indictment hearing delay

June 7, 2019 by  

Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit will not give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an additional delay on the pre-indictment hearing in the three corruption cases against him, despite Netanyahu’s insistence that the hearing will unjustly affect the Sept. 17 election. Read more

Film to be made about Nuremberg Trials 99-year-old prosecutor Ben Ferencz

June 7, 2019 by  

A film about the head prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials following World War II is to be produced. Read more

DC Dyke March bans Jewish, pro-Israel symbols

June 7, 2019 by  

The DC Dyke March, returning to Washington, D.C. on Friday after a 12-year absence, will prohibit Jewish and pro-Israel pride symbols, including flags. Read more

YouTube to delete thousands of neo-Nazi and white supremacist videos

June 7, 2019 by  

YouTube has announced that it will delete thousands of neo-Nazi and white supremacist videos and channels as part of the video platform’s initiative to remove extremist views on the site. Read more

Former British premier: Corbyn anti-Semitic, though ‘he doesn’t think he is at all’

June 5, 2019 by  

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared Labour Party head Jeremy Corbyn anti-Semitic, and that “some of the remarks are not explicable in any other way,” adding even though “he doesn’t think he is at all.” Read more

Samaria council opposes McDonald’s at Ben-Gurion Airport, citing boycott law

June 5, 2019 by  

The leader of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, expressed the opposite of “I’m loving it” in regards to opposition to McDonald’s being given a tender to operate at Ben-Gurion Airport, as the fast-food chain will not operate franchises in the West Bank. Read more

Memorial for concentration camp and ghetto resistance fighters unveiled in Moscow

June 5, 2019 by  

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the unveiling ceremony for a new memorial dedicated to the heroes of the resistance movement in concentration camps and ghettos during World War II. The memorial is housed in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow. Read more

Israeli study may provide hope for some pancreatic cancer patients

June 4, 2019 by  

A groundbreaking study at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer has determined that a targeted cancer therapy drug developed in partnership with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Merck & Co. Inc. delays the progression of a specific strain of pancreatic cancer, offering “potential hope” for patients suffering from the 12th most common cancer worldwide. Read more

Bereaved families outraged after ‘terrorist attorney’ film wins prize

June 4, 2019 by  

A letter signed by 100 families to Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev on Monday demanding that she cancel a prize set to be awarded at the Docaviv International Film Festival to a film positively portraying attorney Lea Tsemel. Read more

Hebrew University professor calls pro-Israel student activists ‘Nazi dogs’

June 4, 2019 by  

Professor Amiram Goldblum, a senior lecturer at Israel’s Hebrew University, called pro-Israel student activists “Nazi dogs” and threatened to prevent them from getting accepted into advanced degree programs, Israel’s Makor Rishon newspaper reported last week. Read more

Lebanese parliament speaker makes anti-Semitic joke

June 2, 2019 by  

Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri made an anti-Semitic remark on Wednesday, four days after meeting in Beirut with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish. Read more

IDF reveals largest Hezbollah tunnel system discovered

May 31, 2019 by  

The Israel Defense Forces revealed on Wednesday the largest Hezbollah tunnel system uncovered during last winter’s “Operation Northern Shield.” Read more

Sara Netanyahu agrees to plea deal in catering affair

May 30, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, agreed to a plea bargain on Wednesday in a fraud case against her and will be fined NIS 55,000 (US$15,000). Read more

Knesset approves first reading of bill to dissolve government

May 29, 2019 by  

In a vote of 64-44, the Israeli Knesset on Monday night approved in its first reading a bill to disband the legislature. Read more

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

May 29, 2019 by  

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. Read more

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