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Egypt to pay $500 million fine for breaking gas deal with Israel

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

(June 19, 2019 / JNS) Egypt reached a settlement with Israel on Sunday to pay the Israel Electric Corporation $500 million over the next eight and a half years, after breaking an agreement to deliver natural gas to the Jewish state in 2012. The gas supply deal was announced under Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in … Read More

Official New Zealand government website wipes Israel off the map

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) — Immigration New Zealand, an official government website, published a fact sheet with a map of the Middle East that showed a “Palestine,” but not Israel. Following a barrage of complaints on social media, the web page was removed, though screenshots remain. The Israel Institute of New Zealand called for a retraction … Read More

Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

(June 18, 2019 / JNS) Israel has reopened the Gaza fishing zone to 10 nautical miles off the coast, despite recent tensions due to border riots, rocket attacks and incendiary balloons launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Last Wednesday, Israel totally shut down the Gaza fishing zone after Hamas failed to hold up its … Read More

Funding at state and federal levels supports hardening of security at synagogues, faith-based institutions

Monday, June 17, 2019

(June 14, 2019 / JNS) The Ohio Senate recently released an amended version of the state’s operating budget for the next two fiscal years that includes key funding for nonprofit security needs in the aftermath of increasing attempted and carried-out attacks on houses of worship, faith-based institutions, cause-based nonprofits and individuals who are members of … Read More

California man arrested after threatening synagogue mass shooting

Monday, June 17, 2019

(JTA) — A California man who threatened in an online chatroom to kill Jews and to commit a mass shooting at a synagogue was arrested. Ross Anthony Farca, 23, of Concord, California, said in the chatroom on the video game platform Steam that he wanted to emulate the Poway synagogue shooter “except with a Nazi … Read More

Rocket fired from Gaza strikes school building in southern Israel

Friday, June 14, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rocket fired from Gaza hit a school building in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday evening. The building, identified as a Jewish religious school, was damaged but no injuries were reported. It was reported to be empty at the time of impact and was fortified against rockets. No one has … Read More

Man seriously hurt in Jerusalem knife attack released from hospital

Thursday, June 13, 2019

An Israeli man who sustained life-threatening stab wounds in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City last month was released from a Jerusalem hospital on Wednesday, vowing to reporters, “We will not be afraid.” Gavriel Lavi, 47, said he struggled to remember the details of the stabbing attack at Damascus Gate in the capital on … Read More

Jewish stars and directors dominate key categories at 2019 Tony Awards

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The key prizes in the roster of Sunday’s Tony Awards were dominated by Jewish directors and actors, including the directors of both the best play and the best musical, and the best actor and best actress in a play. “Hadestown,” a brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night and won eight trophies including … Read More

Signs of a breakthrough on border — dispute talks between Israel and Lebanon

Monday, June 10, 2019

Israel and Lebanon have been in a formal state of war for more than seven decades, but the two neighbors are hopeful that significant progress on their disputed border could be near. The United States has been quietly mediating efforts between Israel and Lebanon on delineating their maritime frontier in an area where large deposits … Read More

Violence with Gaza causing families to leave southern Israel

Monday, June 10, 2019

At least 10 families living in Gaza border communities have decided to leave the area following the repeated rounds of violence between Israel and terror groups in the Hamas-run coastal enclave, Channel 13 reported on Friday. According to the report, the families arrived in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council last year and have told the … Read More