Jewish and pro-Israel groups, US politicians react to death of IRGC Quds Force Qassem Soleimani

January 4, 2020 by  

For the most part, Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted positively to the U.S. elimination of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday. Read more

IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike

January 3, 2020 by  

The head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defence announced. Read more

US restores assistance for Palestinian security services, humanitarian and civilian purposes

December 25, 2019 by  

Part of the $1.37 trillion spending bill that U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Friday included $150 million split evenly between assistance for security services and humanitarian and civilian purposes for the Palestinians. Read more

Amazon removes ornaments showing images of Auschwitz

December 3, 2019 by  

Amazon has removed Christmas ornaments, a bottle opener and a mouse pad that showed images of the Auschwitz concentration camps amid a backlash from the memorial that manages the site where the Nazis killed more than 1 million people—the majority of them Jewish men, women and children—during the Holocaust. Read more

Jewish, US Israel-related groups react to US announcement on settlements

November 19, 2019 by  

Several Jewish and Israel-related groups quickly reacted to the major announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it would no longer view Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria as illegal under international law. Read more

IAEA discovery of uranium particles raises questions on scope of Iran’s nuclear program

November 12, 2019 by  

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday that it has discovered uranium traces at an undeclared site in Iran. Read more

Sanders says portion of Israel’s military aid should go ‘right now’ to Gaza

October 29, 2019 by  

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has stated on Monday that a portion of the U.S. military assistance to Israel should go towards humanitarian relief in the Gaza Strip. Read more

U.S.lawmakers accuse Twitter of allowing content from Hamas and Hezbollah, violating law

October 25, 2019 by  

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has accused Twitter of violating U.S. law in allowing content from U.S.-designated terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and Hamas, to appear on its site. Read more

Trump on the Kurds in Syria: ‘They’re no angels’

October 17, 2019 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria even as criticism points to the United States having betrayed its Kurdish allies in the region. Read more

US begins to withdraw troops from Syria ahead of expected Turkish invasion; Kurds at risk

October 8, 2019 by  

The United States reportedly began to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria on Monday, ahead of an expected invasion by Turkey against Kurdish forces. Read more

Jewish death-row inmate receives stay of execution

October 7, 2019 by  

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay of execution for a Jewish death-row inmate who was scheduled to die on Oct. 10 for being part of “The Texas Seven” that escaped from prison almost 19 years ago and killed a police officer after they held up a sporting goods store, following allegations that he was sentenced by a judge who made antisemitic remarks and has a history of bigotry. Read more

What does Bolton’s exit mean for U.S. policy on Israel and Iran?

September 12, 2019 by  

With John Bolton ousted as national security advisor on Tuesday, questions remain regarding the Trump administration’s posture on both the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Iranian threat. Read more

Einstein’s written warning to Jews, after Israel declares independence, up for sale

August 8, 2019 by  

A signed written warning by legendary physicist and Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein to the Jewish people, written just days after Israel’s independence in May 1948, is being offered for sale for the first time at US$90,000. Read more

Unsurprisingly, Iran exceeds uranium enrichment limit under 2015 nuclear deal. Now what?

Iran has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced on Monday. Read more

For first time at UN, India votes with Israel and against group with ties to terror

For the first time ever, India voted last week with Israel at the United Nations against granting observer status to a Palestinian human-rights organization named “Shahed.” Read more

MP Joan Ryan: Why she renounced antisemitism ingrained in Britain’s Labour Party

A member of the U.K. Parliament, in February, Joan Ryan became one of more than several members to leave the British Labour Party due to its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the antisemitism fostered by him and others in the party. Read more

Episode in new Netflix series mocks diarist Anne Frank

May 31, 2019 by  

“If you’re offended by anything you see tonight,” declares Jeff Ross, the host, who dons a yellow Star of David armband, “just do what FDR did—and look the other way.”

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Jordanian king to Kushner: Palestinian state only possible on pre-1967 lines

May 30, 2019 by  

Jordanian King Abdullah told White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner on Wednesday that a Palestinian state can only be created along the border lines that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. Read more

Herman Wouk, legendary writer of Jewish sagas and history, dies at age 103

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk died on May 17, just 10 days before his 104th birthday. Read more

Harvard satirical publication apologizes for sexualized Anne Frank bikini photo

The Harvard Lampoon, Harvard University’s student-run satirical newspaper, has apologized for publishing over the weekend a sexualized photo of Anne Frank in a bikini. Read more

Same old media bias dredged up following Israeli reprisals after Gaza rocket barrage

While Israel absorbed as many as 700 rockets fired by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, the media turned the tables on the aggression and launched its usual assault on the Jewish state. Read more

In midst of apology for one antisemitic cartoon, ‘New York Times’ publishes yet another

April 30, 2019 by  

Despite apologizing on Sunday for running an antisemitic cartoon that ran in its international edition on Thursday, The New York Times published another antisemitic cartoon in the same edition over the weekend. Read more

Israeli minister Bennett calls on Poland to deny entry to Holocaust-denier Irving

March 21, 2019 by  

Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett is calling on Poland to reject Holocaust-denier David Irving from entering the country to give his nine-day tour of concentration and death camps in September. Read more

Reactions pour in following the passing of Amos Oz, 79, who leaves a literary ‘void’

December 29, 2018 by  

Reactions poured in following the death of Israeli author and intellectual Amos Oz on Friday at the age of 79. Read more

Danon: ‘We don’t play defence anymore at the UN’

December 9, 2018 by  

It is no secret that the United Nations has long been viewed as a hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment. Read more

Despite mixed reactions, Trump visits Pittsburgh in aftermath of synagogue shooting

October 31, 2018 by  

Despite mixed reactions, U.S. President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood on Tuesday in the aftermath of a gunman killing 11 people and injuring six others at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue. Read more

‘It’s a time of mourning’: American Jewish community reacts after Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting

October 28, 2018 by  

The Pittsburgh Jewish community is in mourning after a gunman killed 11 people and injured six others, including four responding officers, during a brit milah (“baby naming”) at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a historic Jewish neighbourhood in the area, as the synagogue was observing its weekly Shabbat services on Saturday. Read more

Dershowitz on Lara Alqasem case: ‘Israel never should have detained her’

October 21, 2018 by  

The reactions of Jewish individuals and Israel-related groups are mixed over Israel’s Supreme Court allowing entry on Thursday to 22-year-old American BDS activist Lara Alqasem after initially refusing to let her enter earlier this month…writes Jackson Richman/JNS. Read more

Israel to Hamas: Don’t test us!

October 7, 2018 by  

The High Holidays, a time when nothing much gets done in Israel, are over, and as we return to our turbulent day-to-day lives on the front lines, the mentality is one of battle…writes Yoav Limor/JNS. Read more

Thousands of Christians stand with British Jewry amid Labour antisemitism row

August 12, 2018 by  

Thousands of Christians have voiced solidarity with British Jewry amid ongoing allegations of antisemitism by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read more

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