Hamas praises ‘heroic’ bombers who killed Israeli teenager near hiking spot

August 25, 2019 by  

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the “heroic” perpetrators of the bombing that killed an Israeli teenage girl, while seriously injuring her father and brother in the West Bank on Friday. Read more

Thirty-eight former students sue Yeshiva University over alleged sex abuse

August 25, 2019 by  

With a New York law, the Child Victims Act, taking effect last week that modified the state’s statute of limitations surrounding sexual abuse, 38 former students have sued Yeshiva University, alleging they were sexually abused by three rabbis and other school staff from the mid-1950s until 1986. Read more

Amazon launches Hebrew website for sellers

August 22, 2019 by  

Amazon officially announced the opening of a Hebrew website for vendors and is pushing for Israeli companies to join the service. Read more

After being granted entry by Israel to visit grandmother, Tlaib cancels West Bank trip

August 18, 2019 by  

After rejecting entry to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and fellow congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday due to their support for the anti-Israel BDS movement, Israel’s Interior Minister, Aryeh Deri suddenly approved on Friday a request by Tlaib to visit her elderly grandmother in the West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Read more

Israeli officials prepare for possible visit by Omar, Tlaib to Temple Mount

August 15, 2019 by  

Israeli security officials are holding discussions in preparation for the possible visit by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during a planned trip to Israel and the disputed territories. Read more

In first-ever review, UN racism panel presses Palestinians on fomenting anti-Semitism

August 15, 2019 by  

The United Nations’s anti-racism committee began a mandatory two-day review on Tuesday of the policies and practices of the Palestinian Authority. Read more

IDF forces apprehend Palestinian man connected to Israeli teen stabbing death

August 11, 2019 by  

Israeli security forces reportedly apprehended a Palestinian man on Friday in connection with the stabbing death in the West Bank of 19-year-old Israeli yeshivah student and Israel Defense Forces’ recruit Dvir Sorek. Read more

Proposed UK Holocaust memorial likely to be rejected following complaints

August 11, 2019 by  

A proposed Holocaust memorial next to the United Kingdom Parliament is likely to be rejected amid complaints from locals, and conservation and environmental groups. Read more

Palestinian hero and family granted Israeli residency for helping terror-attack victims

August 8, 2019 by  

The man, who cannot be named due to concerns for his safety, lost his job and faced death threats after coming to the rescue of Israeli children wounded in a 2016 terrorist attack. Read more

Last batch of Brod and Kafka papers return to Israel after decades in Swiss vault

August 8, 2019 by  

The final batch of personal papers belonging to Max Brod,—one of Czech writer Franz Kafka’s closest confidants—was transferred to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem on Wednesday after decades of legal battles to complete the archive of Brod’s literary estate. Read more

Corbyn blasted for speaking at 2009 protest likening Israel to Nazi Germany

August 4, 2019 by  

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is at the centre of yet another anti-Semitism row after recently surfaced photos show him attending an anti-Israel rally where Israel was compared to Nazism. Read more

Just under 60,000 attend Jennifer Lopez’s first concert in Israel

August 4, 2019 by  

Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park was packed on Thursday night with nearly 60,000 people gathered to watch pop icon Jennifer Lopez, aka “J.Lo,” give her first concert in Israel. Read more

Jewish Agency chair Herzog visits volunteers helping children in South Africa

August 4, 2019 by  

Jewish Agency for Israel chair Isaac Herzog visited Durban, South Africa, on Thursday, meeting with visiting agency volunteers who are assisting disadvantaged people as part of tikkun olam initiatives to “repair the world.” Read more

Lionel Richie blocks CodePink after attacked for upcoming Israel concert

August 4, 2019 by  

Music icon Lionel Richie snubbed the women’s anti-war group CodePink after the organization, which is active in the anti-Israel boycott campaign, launched a petition urging the singer to cancel his upcoming show in Israel. Read more

Watchdog: Record high anti-Semitism in UK recorded for first six months of 2019

August 2, 2019 by  

During the first six months of 2019, the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents to date was recorded in the United Kingdom in comparison to the same period in previous years, according to a new report published on Thursday by the Community Security Trust (CST). Read more

Shurat HaDin NGO asks court to block Rep. Omar from entering Israel

August 2, 2019 by  

Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin filed a petition to an Israeli court this week seeking to block Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from visiting the country. Read more

New memoir by friend of Dylan’s reveals details about musician’s Jewish roots

August 2, 2019 by  

A new memoir written by Bob Dylan’s best friend gives readers a glimpse into parts of the music icon’s Jewish side that have previously fallen under the radar. Read more

Israel welcomes Jennifer Lopez ahead of Tel Aviv show

August 1, 2019 by  

American singer, actress and celebrity Jennifer Lopez landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday ahead of her Thursday night concert in Tel Aviv as part of her “It’s My Party” 50th birthday tour. Read more

Florida synagogue receives package with anti-Semitic and threatening content

July 31, 2019 by  

A package containing anti-Semitic and threatening content was received at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Southeast Florida on Monday. Read more

Israeli researchers create MRI technique to predict diseases, start treatment sooner

July 31, 2019 by  

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a way to transform a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine into a device that can record changes in the biological makeup of brain tissue and help doctors determine earlier onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s in order to begin treatment. Read more

Switzerland suspends funding to UNRWA amid reports of misconduct

July 31, 2019 by  

Switzerland announced on Tuesday that it has suspended funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the U.N. agency geared to assist Palestinians, amid an internal report of sexual misconduct, discrimination and ethics violations. Read more

Israeli startup Monday.com achieves US$1.9 billion in worth

July 31, 2019 by  

Tel Aviv-based company Monday.com has hit a $1.9 billion valuation, making it the highest-worth startup in its category of work software and the most prized startup based in Israel. Read more

UNRWA leaders accused of sexual misconduct, ethics’ violations

July 30, 2019 by  

An internal ethics report sent to the U.N. secretary-general in December alleges that the commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and other officials at the highest levels of the U.N. agency have committed a series of serious ethics violations, the AFP has reported. Read more

Roman Abramovich donates to combat climate-change effects in Negev Desert

July 30, 2019 by  

Israel’s largest environmental organization, Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), received a significant donation this week from businessman, philanthropist and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich to combat the effects of climate change in the Middle East, including afforestation, forest rehabilitation and fighting desertification in the Negev in southern Israel. Read more

Ayelet Shaked to lead Union of Right Wing Parties following last-minute deal

July 30, 2019 by  

Jewish Home Party leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz agreed on Sunday to cede the top slot in a united electoral list to New Right Party leader Ayelet Shaked, sealing a deal that will join the two parties in Israel’s upcoming September national elections. Read more

Long-range Arrow-3 missile-defence system successfully tested in Alaska

July 29, 2019 by  

Israel and the United States have completed a series of successful tests of the new long-range Arrow-3 ballistic missile-defence system in Alaska, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at the start of Sunday’s Cabinet meeting. Read more

French city official celebrates birthday with swastika cake

July 29, 2019 by  

Djamel Boumaaz, an official in the southern French city of Montpellier, celebrated his birthday with a swastika-decorated cake. Read more

Photo editor who resigned from CNN over anti-Semitic tweets apologizes

July 29, 2019 by  

A CNN photo editor who resigned on Thursday evening after anti-Semitic tweets of his resurfaced, with one calling Jews “pigs” in the aftermath of a 2011 Palestinian bombing at a crowded Jerusalem bus station, has apologized. Read more

Sanders says he would ‘absolutely’ consider cutting US military aid to Israel

July 29, 2019 by  

Vermont senator and leading 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would “absolutely” weigh withholding U.S. military aid to Israel to pressure the Jewish state into making policy changes. Read more

CNN photo editor resigns after anti-Semitic tweets come to light

July 26, 2019 by  

A CNN photo editor resigned on Thursday evening after anti-Semitic tweets of his resurfaced, with one calling Jews “pigs” in the aftermath of a 2011 Palestinian bombing at a crowded Jerusalem bus station (two, not four, people were killed, along with 39 others injured). Read more

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