Thursday, November 21, 2019

Israel/World

Is Israel on the Verge of All-Out War?

The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out of the ordinary or even unexpected. Rather, what was quite the unusual occurrence took place in central Israel when Prime Minister Benjamin

Israel Makes Red Lines Clear as Washington Prepares Peace Plan

(Israel Hayom/JNS) “If the Trump administration’s peace plan contains elements that run counter to Israel’s interests, Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu won’t

Iranian Tanker Heads Towards Greece, Washington Warns Athens Not to Assist It

(JNS) An Iranian oil tanker freed by the United Kingdom sailed for Greece earlier this week, as Washington denounced its release from Gibraltar, and warned

Trump: Jews Who Vote for Democrats Show ‘Total Lack of Knowledge,’ ‘Great Disloyalty’

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump continued his criticism of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who held a press conference this week to blast Israel’s

Water Polo Team Members In California HS Give Nazi Salute, Sing Nazi Song

(JNS) A group of 10 or so members of the boys’ water-polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Calif., made a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song last year during an awards

Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty to Threatening to Shoot Up JCC

(JNS) A self-identified white nationalist in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to threatening the Youngstown Jewish Community Center.

Abbas: ‘Martyrs’ Are ‘Most Sacred Thing We Have’

(MEMRI/JNS) The Palestinians cannot be removed from their homeland, and every building built by the Zionist occupation will be destroyed, said Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud

Hamas Escalates Violence From Gaza to Mollify Restless Populace

A succession of security incidents on the Gazan-Israeli border in recent days has once again shattered a period of calm, casting fresh doubts on the ability of the ceasefire to hold up.

The incidents serve Hamas’s goal of putting pressure on Israel to agree to a longer-term arrangement,

Body of Rabbi Dovid Traube, z”l, Found at Greenwood Lake

The body of Rabbi Dovid Zalman Traube, z”l, a 38-year-old father of seven from Monsey, New York,  was found in Greenwood Lake in Orange County, New York.

Rabbi Traube had gone missing after attempting to rescue his 10-year-old son, who had fallen into the lake during a boating outing.

The Unlikeliest Absorption Center: A Soft Landing in Israel Through Disability Care and Inclusion

For most, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not without its challenges, and many new immigrants become frustrated while attempting to navigate Israeli bureaucracy,

North American Oleh With Autism Joins IDF

Special in Uniform, a pioneering military inclusion program developed by Lend a Hand to a Special Child and sponsored by JNF-USA, has changed the fabric of Israeli society and is now a model of inclusion for the world.

United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and presidential aide Chris

Tisha B’Av Observed at Isaiah Peace Wall

Eli Lunzer holds a Torah scroll aloft during the annual Tisha B’Av prayer service for Israel and Jews in danger worldwide at the United Nations’ famed Isaiah Peace Wall. The Ralph Bunche obelisk, named for the American diplomat who brokered the end to Israel’s War of Independence,  was festooned with signs indicating for

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