White House gives credentials to anti-Semitic broadcaster, outlet covering Davos

January 23, 2020 by  

Anti-Semitic and conspiracy broadcaster Rick Wiles and his outlet TruNews received a media credential from the White House to cover the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland. Read more

Israel warns Hamas not to interfere with Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial event

January 22, 2020 by  

Ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum this week in Jerusalem, Israel has sent Hamas a warning that it will respond immediately and with force if the terrorist organization attempts to undermine the forum, which will be attended by dozens of world leaders. Read more

Pope decries ‘resurgent, barbaric’ anti-Semitism on eve of Auschwitz memorial

January 21, 2020 by  

During a private audience on Monday of 54 international leadership delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre on the 78th anniversary of the infamous Wannsee Conference in 1942 that sealed the fate of European Jewry, as well as on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Pope Francis warned the world, “If we lose our memory, we destroy our future.” Read more

Lithuania parliament drafts bill absolving nation, leaders from Holocaust crimes

January 19, 2020 by  

A Lithuanian parliament committee is drafting legislation declaring that neither Lithuania nor its leaders as participating in the Holocaust, a lawmaker working on the bill said last month at a conference. Read more

Ukrainian parliament marks Holocaust Remembrance Day for first time in history

January 19, 2020 by  

For the first time in its history, the Ukrainian parliament referred to locally as “Verkhovna Rada,” marked both International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

New nature reserves to open in Judea and Samaria for the first time since Oslo Accords

January 19, 2020 by  

Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett approved on Wednesday the creation of seven new nature reserves in Judea and Samaria. Read more

Export of Israeli natural gas to Egypt gets underway

January 16, 2020 by  

In a historic first, Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt yesterday, according to the terms of a landmark agreement between the two countries. Read more

Israeli skier makes history by winning Israel’s first Winter Youth Olympics medals

January 15, 2020 by  

Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the Winter Youth Olympic Games when she competed in the competition recently this month in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more

Co-founder of education site named JTA editor in chief

January 15, 2020 by  

Philissa Cramer, a co-founder and editor at large of the education news organization Chalkbeat, has been named editor in chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced the wire service yesterday. Read more

Israeli fighter jets damaged by flooding after record rainfall

January 14, 2020 by  

Eight Israeli F-16 fighter jets were damaged by flooding at Hatzor air force base in the country’s south following last week’s extreme rainfall, the Israel Defense Forces said on Sunday. Read more

Total of 2.3 million people visited Auschwitz in 2019, setting new record

January 12, 2020 by  

A record 2.32 million people visited the sites of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Poland last year, the Auschwitz Memorial announced recently. Read more

Spotify streams anti-Semitic playlists that praise Hitler, call for ‘gas the Jews’

January 11, 2020 by  

The audio-streaming service Spotify has dozens of user-created playlists with titles praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, mocking Holocaust victims, and artwork that features swastikas and white-nationalist hate symbols, The Times of Israel discovered. Read more

Jewish patrol group Shomrim offers emergency phones to New York City synagogues

January 9, 2020 by  

The volunteer Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim is offering New York City synagogues special phones that connect instantly to emergency services following a slew of anti-Semitic incidents in the city. Read more

Netanyahu lauds Soviet immigrants, criticizes harsh remarks by chief rabbi

January 9, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized as “outrageous and inappropriate” recent comments by Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi about immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Read more

Luxury hotel in Negev Desert lands on ‘must-visit’ travel lists for 2020

January 8, 2020 by  

A new hotel in Israel’s Negev Desert was included on CNN’s list of the 20 “top hotels to check out in 2020.” Read more

Survey: Most Israelis believe their government is corrupt

January 8, 2020 by  

According to the Israel Democracy Institute’s annual survey, which was presented to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, the majority of Israelis believe their leadership is corrupt. Read more

Iran withdraws from nuclear deal, plans to enrich uranium ‘without restrictions’

January 6, 2020 by  

Iran announced on Sunday that it will enrich uranium “without restrictions” in what would be an apparent move to withdraw from the 2015 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. Read more

Thousands rally in France calling for justice for slain Jewish woman

January 6, 2020 by  

Thousands of French Jews and others rallied on Sunday throughout the country, including Paris, calling for justice for slain Jewish woman Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old retired physician. Read more

Trump threatens to hit 52 ‘important’ Iranian targets if Tehran retaliates

January 6, 2020 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States is targeting 52 “important” Iranian sites, representing the 52 U.S. hostages held hostage in Iran for 444 days in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and will strike “very fast and very hard” if Tehran attacks the United States or its assets. Read more

Netanyahu lauds elimination of Soleimani by US forces

January 4, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the elimination on Thursday of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, by the United States. Read more

Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign agreement for $7 billion EastMed gas pipeline

January 3, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades have met in Athens in a seventh trilateral at which an agreement was signed for the $7 billion, 1,180-mile EastMed gas pipeline that will run from Israel through Cyprus and Greece to Europe. Read more

Volunteer group Guardian Angels patrols Brooklyn after anti-Semitic attacks

January 1, 2020 by  

A private, volunteer-based and unarmed crime prevention group said it would patrolling parts of Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday following a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the borough. Read more

Israelis welcome to attend 2022 World Cup, says Qatari official

January 1, 2020 by  

Israelis will be allowed to attend the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the supreme committee, which is in charge of the tournament, told ESPN earlier this week. Read more

Cyprus court finds teenage accuser of rape by Israelis guilty of lying

December 31, 2019 by  

A 19-year-old British woman was convicted by a Cyprus court of committing public mischief, fraud and filing a false complaint after accusing 12 Israelis of raping her this summer in a hotel room in Aiya Napa, a Mediterranean resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus. Read more

Following anti-Semitic attack, Monsey’s Jewish community will not be ‘cowed’ to change

December 31, 2019 by  

Less than 24 hours after five people were stabbed at a rabbi’s home on Forshay Road in Monsey, N.Y., Jews gathered on the lawn to sing and dance as a Torah scroll was dedicated at a nearby synagogue, making for a far different scene from the night beforehand. Read more

Netanyahu has landslide victory in Likud primary race

December 27, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scored a landslide victory on Friday in the Likud leadership race against his rival Gideon Sa’ar. Read more

World’s most valuable dreidel certified by Guinness World Records

December 27, 2019 by  

Estate Diamond Jewellers in New York City has created the world’s most valuable dreidel, according to Guinness World Records. Read more

Mandelblit (again) declines to give opinion on Netanyahu eligibility before hearing

December 27, 2019 by  

Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit yesterday declined to offer his opinion on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eligibility to form a government before Netanyahu’s hearing on Dec. 31. Read more

Report: Netanyahu puts Jordan Valley annexation on hold

December 25, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a meeting of an inter-ministerial team that was deliberating the annexation of the Jordan Valley following the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to launch a probe into alleged Israeli “war crimes” against the Palestinians, Ynet reported on Tuesday. Read more

Mandelblit to submit opinion on whether Netanyahu can form a government

December 24, 2019 by  

Israel’s High Court of Justice on Sunday ordered Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to submit his legal opinion on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can assemble a government despite the indictments against him. Read more

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