Israel extends COVID-19 travel restrictions until Aug. 1

June 29, 2020 by  

The Israel Airports Authority has informed all airlines that the COVID-19 restrictions for passengers entering the country are being extended for an additional month. Read more

UN official calls for ‘menu of countermeasures’ to Israel’s sovereignty bid

June 29, 2020 by  

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Michael Lynk has urged the European Union to take real and drastic steps against Israel if Jerusalem moves forward with its plans to extend its sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, and called upon the European body to “develop a menu of countermeasures.” Read more

British education secretary ousted for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

June 26, 2020 by  

British Labour Party member Rebecca Long-Bailey was ousted on Thursday as shadow education secretary after sharing an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory” on Twitter. Read more

UN secretary-general to Security Council: Israeli sovereignty ‘calamitous’ for the region

June 25, 2020 by  

In a report to the United Nations Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged Israel to drop plans to extend sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, saying it would be a “most serious violation of international law.” Read more

UN envoy to Palestinians: ‘Do not lose sight of goal of free Palestinian state’

June 25, 2020 by  

U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolai Mladenov told a mass gathering in the Palestinian Authority on Monday “never to give up” their aspirations for statehood. Read more

Palestinian official says resistance to Israel’s sovereignty bid to remain peaceful, for now

June 23, 2020 by  

Senior Palestinian official Jibril Rajoub said on Sunday that while peaceful resistance is the preferred strategy at the moment with regard to Israel’s plan to apply its sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria, “our fingers are on the triggers.” Read more

Roger Waters: Zionism an ‘ugly stain’ that must be removed

June 23, 2020 by  

According to British musician Roger Waters, U.S. businessman Sheldon Adelson is a “right-wing fascist, racist bigot” who controls U.S. President Donald Trump and believes only Jews are fully human. Read more

Bolton: Netanyahu ‘dubious’ about Kushner leading Mideast peace initiative

June 22, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed “dubious” about White House senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner leading the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan, according to former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton in his upcoming book, according to multiple media reports on Thursday. Read more

Facebook removes Trump campaign ads, including one with Nazi prisoner symbol

June 22, 2020 by  

Facebook removed Trump campaign ads on Thursday that targeted the far-left Antifa movement, including one with a downward-pointing red triangle that apparently resembled a Nazi designation symbol for political prisoners in concentration camps. Read more

Report: US administration to hold ‘dramatic’ meeting on Israel’s sovereignty bid

June 22, 2020 by  

Senior U.S. administration officials will hold a meeting this week on whether or not to give the green light to the Israeli government to apply sovereignty in the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, according to Israeli media reports. Read more

ADL joins with other civil-rights groups in calling for July boycott of Facebook

June 19, 2020 by  

The U.S. Anti-Defamation League, along with several civil-rights groups, is calling for corporations to boycott Facebook in July over its unwillingness to ban hate speech on the social-media company’s platform. Read more

Calls to abduct IDF soldiers heard during Haifa protest

June 19, 2020 by  

Dozens of Arab Israelis called for the abduction of Israel Defense Forces soldiers at a rally in Haifa on Tuesday. Read more

‘Israel expecting 90,000 new immigrants by the end of 2020’

June 19, 2020 by  

Israeli Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata said on Wednesday that as many as 90,000 new immigrants are expected to arrive in Israel over the next 18 months. Read more

Top foreign-policy adviser says Biden would keep ‘all’ US sanctions on Iran ‘in place’

June 18, 2020 by  

If elected president in November, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden would have all U.S. sanctions on Iran stay in place, including the ones enacted under U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the presumptive Democratic nominee’s top foreign-policy adviser. Read more

UK investigates links between London accounting firm and Palestinian terror group

June 18, 2020 by  

The United Kingdom has launched an investigation into ties between the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), headquartered in London, and the Palestinian terror group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more

Israel extends emergency coronavirus regulations for 45 days

June 18, 2020 by  

Israel’s Knesset voted on Tuesday to extend emergency regulations aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Boris Johnson: Israel’s sovereignty plan breaches international law

June 18, 2020 by  

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, constitutes a violation of international law. Read more

Palestinian official threatens religious war if Israel proceeds with sovereignty plans

June 17, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki “continues to demonize Israel with the libel that Israel plans ‘to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple,’ a new report reveals. Read more

Greenblatt: Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria not illegal, land not ‘Palestinian’

June 16, 2020 by  

Former White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote on Monday that the U.S. government does not believe that the extension of Israeli sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria would be illegal and that it is, in fact, permitted by U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan. Read more

Music video glorifying terrorist murderers aired on official Palestinian TV

June 16, 2020 by  

A music video aired on official Palestinian Authority television in June included images of terrorists, including Dalal Mughrabi, who together with others murdered 37 Israelis, among them 12 children, in 1978, according to an Israel-based media watchdog. Read more

In unprecedented Hebrew op-ed, UAE official warns against Israeli sovereignty moves

June 16, 2020 by  

United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba warned Israelis on Friday that the increasingly warm ties between the Jewish state and certain Arab countries would be harmed significantly if Jerusalem goes ahead with the application of sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria. Read more

Middle-age man stabs rabbi in London neighborhood of Stamford Hill

June 14, 2020 by  

A Jewish man in his 50s was stabbed on Friday morning in the Hackney section of London in an apparent anti-Semitic attack. Read more

‘We are here’: Virtual concert to honour 77th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

June 14, 2020 by  

The Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Sing for Hope and Lang Lang International Music Foundation will present the program “We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance and Hope” on June 14. Read more

Palestinians reject second delivery of COVID-19 aid from UAE

June 12, 2020 by  

The Palestinian Authority has rejected a delivery of medical supplies and other aid that arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday on a flight from Abu Dhabi. Read more

Poll: 68% of Israelis favour sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

June 12, 2020 by  

A survey of Israeli Jewish citizens found that 68 per cent favour sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, and 72 per cent say the Israeli government should not leave Jewish communities as enclaves within a Palestinian sovereign entity. Read more

ICC moving ahead with investigation against Israel 

June 10, 2020 by  

The International Criminal Court has announced it will move ahead with its investigation against Israel even though Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas declared the annulment of all agreements with Israel and the United States. Read more

Johnson reiterates his opposition to Netanyahu’s sovereignty plans

June 7, 2020 by  

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his opposition to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to extend sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, calling the potential moves “damaging” to peace efforts and “contrary to international law.” Read more

In protest over sovereignty, Palestinians refuse to accept $190 million in taxes collected by Israel

June 5, 2020 by  

The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday refused to accept tax revenues for the month of May collected on its behalf by Israel, as part of what it says is its end of cooperation with the Jewish state over Jerusalem’s plan to extend Israeli law to parts of Judea and Samaria. Read more

Netanyahu criticises settlement leaders for anti-Trump comments

June 5, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harshly criticized settlement leaders on Wednesday for their comments regarding what they see as problems with U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” vision, which they claim will leave many settlements isolated. Read more

Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers discern new clues to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls

June 4, 2020 by  

Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers have uncovered new clues about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing a new glimpse into Jewish life during the final days of the Second Temple period. Read more

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