Monday, May 20, 2019

Israel/World

Report: Saudi Arabia Offered Abbas $10 Billion to Accept Trump Peace Proposal

(JNS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion to accept U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming Mideast peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians, reported the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar.

“According to information obtained by Al-Akhbar,

From A to Israel: Amazon Prepares to Enter New Market

(JNS) Amazon is expected to enter the Israeli marketplace, with the online retailer sending an email this week to Israeli sellers already using its site “to register to reach customers in Israel,” reported Ynet.

Amazon will operate in the Jewish state as merchants will operate on the platform and be

US Commemorates 40 Years of Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted a ceremony this week commemorating the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

Pompeo commended the two nations for the diplomatic milestone, and that the “negotiations leading up to the treaty ushered in a new level of dialogue

Diagnostic Test From Israel Aims to Stop Superbug Surge

The rise of so-called “superbugs” is reaching epidemic levels. Today, nearly 700,000 people around the world die not from the illness for which they went to the doctor or a hospital but from an infection resulting from contact with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

In the United States alone, 2 million

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Lower in 2018, but Assaults and Vandalism Doubled

(JNS) There were 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, representing the third-highest figure of such incidents since 1979, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The highest number of anti-Semitic incidents was in 1994, with the second highest in 2017.

UNRWA Schools Teach Palestinian Children to Wage War on Israel

Elizabeth Campbell, head of the Washington Representative Office for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) wrote a piece on April 5 in The New York Times in response to an April 2 article in the same newspaper by Michael Singh of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, which characterized UNRWA education as

Trump Administration Plans to Name Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

(JNS) The Trump administration is in the stages of officially designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, announced White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Sanders confirmed a New York Times report, citing officials familiar with the matter, that the United States was in the process of

Mosaic United and Jewish Agency Launch Global Jewish Service Initiative for Millenials 

(Courtesy of The Jewish Agency) During the closing plenary of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual board of governors meeting in Jerusalem, Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United (mosaicunited.org), a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish

Yashar LaChayal Helps IDF Soldiers Celebrate Passover With Dignity

Passover is a joyous time for Israel’s soldiers. Many are on leave from the army and return home to celebrate the traditional seder meal. However, holiday joy is tempered with worry and stress for those soldiers who come from families that struggle financially. While on base they would be treated to a

Grieving With San Diego

Before this past Saturday, few had ever heard of Poway, Calif., a small city of 50,000 in San Diego County. But by now, everyone in the Jewish world knows that a 19-year-old gunman entered the Chabad synagogue there during Shabbat-morning services on the final day of Passover and killed one woman, Lori

Have Remains of Eli Cohen, Mossad Spy in Syria, Been Found?

(JNS) Rumors circulated over the weekend that a Russian team, possibly assisted by Syrian opposition groups, had extricated the

Israeli and French Jewish Leaders Express Sorrow Over Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

(JNS) As the burning of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris sent shock waves around the world on

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