Monday, June 01, 2020

Israel/World

Backlash Follows Michigan Rep. Tlaib’s Remarks on Palestinian History and the Holocaust

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is standing by comments she made recently that include saying that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust, thereby reiterating her support for a one-state solution.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think

Pressed Into a Corner, Iran Threatens Oil Exports From Persian Gulf

Fearful for its economy and domestic stability—and angered by U.S. sanctions and stance—Tehran sends escalation warning signals.

Recent developments in the Persian Gulf demonstrate that Iran has taken a strategic decision to respond to escalating U.S. financial and

Top Cisco Prize Marks Latest Boys Town Jerusalem Win

(Courtesy of Boys Town Jerusalem) Nearly 20 years after Boys Town Jerusalem inaugurated the very first Cisco Networking Academy in the Middle East, the school has been granted Cisco’s “Above and Beyond Award” for 2019 as the best such academy in the entire European region. The prestigious international award

Ambassador Dermer: The New York Times Has Become a ‘Cesspool of Hostility’

(JNS and combined sources) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said this week that The New York Times has become a “cesspool of hostility” amid the publication’s international edition featuring anti-Semitic cartoons on April 25 over the same weekend that a Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Southern California was attacked

Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and hate-crime charges.

Earnest showed no emotion in San Diego County Superior Court as Judge Joseph Brannigan denied the suspect bail, calling him “an

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

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