Newly elected Sinn Féin member apologizes for anti-Israel tweets

February 20, 2020 by  

A newly elected member of the Irish Parliament has apologized for past anti-Semitic tweets. Read more

Netanyahu challenges Gantz to a debate before elections

February 20, 2020 by  

With Israel’s March 2 general elections just around the corner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday challenged his main rival, Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, to a live debate. Read more

Israel eases restrictions on Gaza, citing ‘relative quiet’

February 20, 2020 by  

Israel announced on Tuesday that following several days of “relative quiet” from the Gaza Strip, it was easing restrictions on the coastal territory. Read more

Netanyahu’s trial to start just weeks after Israeli elections

February 19, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will start on March 17, just two weeks after Israel holds its third election in less than a year, the country’s Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday. Read more

Israel plans to extend Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail to Western Wall

February 19, 2020 by  

Israel’s Transportation Ministry said on Monday that it’s moving ahead with plans to build an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Read more

IDF foils Hamas plot to hack phones of Israeli soldiers by posing as attractive women

February 19, 2020 by  

The Israeli military thwarted efforts by Hamas to hack the phones of soldiers by posing as young attractive women on social media, the Israeli Defence Forces have reported. Read more

Palestinian prime minister: Trump’s peace plan ‘will be buried soon’

February 18, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Sunday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan, saying it would be “buried very soon.” Read more

Hamas cleric: Palestinians will give Trump ‘lesson in manliness’ if he tries to disarm them

February 18, 2020 by  

The guns of the Palestinian people will “break [U.S. President Donald] Trump’s nose” and “teach him that the Palestinians are alive on their land,” said a Hamas cleric and TV host earlier this month. Read more

Israeli child finds explosive device from Gaza in her backyard

February 18, 2020 by  

An Israeli child on Sunday found an explosive device attached to a balloon in the yard of her home in Moshav Shuva in southern Israel, according to the Israeli military. Read more

Former IDF captive Gilad Shalit gets engaged

February 17, 2020 by  

Gilad Shalit, the former IDF soldier captured by Hamas and held in captivity in the Gaza Strip for more than five years, got engaged over the weekend. Read more

Israel said to be concerned some EU countries may recognize Palestinian state

February 17, 2020 by  

Officials in Jerusalem are concerned that some European countries are preparing to recognize a Palestinian state in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan, Ynet reported on Sunday. Read more

UN releases blacklist of firms with ties to Israeli settlements

February 13, 2020 by  

The U.N. Human Rights Council published a blacklist on Wednesday of 112 companies connected to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Read more

15th-century prayer book fully restored, put online by National Library of Israel

February 13, 2020 by  

Restoration of the National Library of Israel’s renowned Moskowitz Mahzor has been completed with the manuscript online for the first time. Read more

TikTok removes animated video depicting deadly attacks against Israelis

February 12, 2020 by  

The popular video-sharing app TikTok deleted from its platform an animated video that glorifies Palestinian terror and features four real-life deadly attacks against Israelis. Read more

Palestinians reportedly pull vote on UN resolution condemning Trump peace plan due to lack of support

February 11, 2020 by  

The Palestinians appear to have withdrawn their request for a vote on a U.N. resolution condemning the Trump Mideast peace plan released last month, according to AFP, which cited on Monday unnamed diplomats who said there’s a lack of support for the measure. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel is mapping lands for annexation  

February 10, 2020 by  

Israel has begun to map the Judea and Samaria lands that Israel will annex, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an election campaign rally in Ma’ale Adumim on Saturday. Read more

Amazon pulls books by author who accuses Jews of ‘active role in promoting war’

February 10, 2020 by  

Following an outrage, Amazon has stopped selling two books by an author who praises Hitler and has accused Jews of “promoting and inciting war,” The Jewish Chronicle reported. Read more

Anti-Semitic incidents in UK reached record high in 2019, report reveals

February 8, 2020 by  

The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in the United Kingdom hit a record high in 2019 and increased for the fourth consecutive year, according to figures released on Feb. 6 by the Community Security Trust. Read more

Urban Dictionary criticized for ‘hurtful, disrespectful’ definition of Auschwitz

February 6, 2020 by  

Urban Dictionary, a crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases, was condemned by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for publishing “hurtful and disrespectful” definitions of the word “Auschwitz.” Read more

Hebrew University professor calls for armed Palestinian militias against ‘terrorisettlers’

February 6, 2020 by  

A senior Hebrew University professor sparked controversy this week when he called on Palestinians “to establish armed militias to protect their villages and towns from the terrorisettlers.” Read more

Chinese embassy in Israel apologizes for comparing virus travel ban to Holocaust

February 5, 2020 by  

The Chinese embassy in Israel apologized for remarks made by its acting ambassador to Israel on Sunday, who compared the country’s travel ban for arrivals from China to Jews being denied international refuge during the Holocaust. Read more

Anti-Semitic incidents in South Africa fall to 15-year low

February 4, 2020 by  

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in South Africa fell to a 15-year low, according to the country’s Jewish umbrella organization. Read more

Abbas rips Trump, Mideast peace plan at Arab League meeting in Cairo

February 4, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and leaders of Arab countries expressed their disapproval over the newly revealed U.S. Mideast peace plan at the Arab League summit in Cairo over the weekend. Read more

Archaeologists unearth crate of historic Judaica items under synagogue in Poland

January 30, 2020 by  

A wooden crate filled with Judaica items was discovered during an archaeological excavation in a synagogue in Małopolska, Poland, reported The Jewish Chronicle. Read more

Israel to lead diplomatic campaign at UN following reveal of Mideast plan

January 30, 2020 by  

The office of the Israeli Mission to the United Nations said will lead “a concerted diplomatic campaign with the U.S.” at the world body following the announcement of the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan. Read more

Putin pardons Naama Issachar, who’s set to fly back from Russia with Netanyahu

January 30, 2020 by  

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday to pardon Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia for possessing and smuggling a small amount of cannabis. Read more

Report: Abbas refused call from Trump ahead of peace plan’s expected release

January 28, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refused to take a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the White House’s expected release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians. Read more

Palestinians threaten to pull out of Oslo agreement over projected Trump peace plan

January 28, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority officials on Sunday threatened to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords in protest against the U.S. administration’s projected Mideast peace plan. Read more

Prime minister of Holland apologizes for nation’s role in wartime persecution of Jews

January 28, 2020 by  

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday became the first Dutch leader to officially apologize for his country’s role in the Holocaust. Read more

Trump issues proclamation on 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

January 26, 2020 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Friday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp, formally declaring a “National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.” Read more

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