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Jewish group planting ‘trees of life’ to honor synagogue shooting victims

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Jewish organization United With Israel is inviting people to sponsor the planting of more than 20 different fruit trees in Israel in memory of the 12 victims of the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway, California. “Join us in planting 12,000 trees of life! Make the land even more beautiful in their memory,” it … Read More

Pro-Israel organizations increasingly alarmed over conflagration in Syria

Friday, October 18, 2019

(October 17, 2019 / JNS) The sudden decision of U.S. President Donald Trump last week to withdraw its forces from northern Syria, effectively taking them out of the country and putting them elsewhere in the Mideast, led to an immediate invasion by Turkish forces marked by violence. Rallies have taken place in Israel and Europe … Read More

Syria troops fighting Turkish forces alongside Kurds, says monitor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian army deployed alongside Kurdish forces on the front line in northern Syria Wednesday but their newfound cooperation saw no let-up in the week-old Turkish invasion, a monitor said. In a rare scene in Syria’s eight-year-old civil war, government troops and Kurdish fighters were “fighting together” against Turkey’s Syrian proxies northeast … Read More

Netanyahu ‘strongly condemns’ Turkish invasion of Syria, offers aid to Kurds

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Prime minister warns against ‘ethnic cleansing’ of minority in northern Syria, does not mention decision by US president that paved way for offensive. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denounced Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria and said Israel was prepared to offer humanitarian aid to the Kurds in Syria facing an onslaught … Read More

UK to release ‘pay to slay’ audits after Freedom of Information request

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The branch of the British government responsible for administering overseas aid will disclose audit reports regarding aid money allegedly used to pay salaries to convicted terrorists, after abandoning its appeal against a ruling by U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. In July 2018, U.K. Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), a British volunteer organization of lawyers who support … Read More

Jewish, pro-Israel community react to national security pick

Thursday, September 19, 2019

(September 18, 2019 / JNS) The Jewish and pro-Israel community immediately reacted to the selection of Robert O’Brien as U.S. President Donald Trump’s fourth national security advisor, replacing John Bolton, who was ousted on Sept. 10. “We congratulate Mr. O’Brien on his appointment, and we look forward to working with him to further strengthen the … Read More

Russia to resume S-400 missile deliveries to Turkey this week

Monday, August 26, 2019

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday that Russia would resume the delivery of its S-400 missile defense system to Turkey this week. Akar told reporters that Russia would begin transporting parts of a second S-400 battery to Turkey on Tuesday. “Our aim is to protect our country and people from external aerial and missile threats,” … Read More

Israel, South Korea ink ‘historic’ free trade deal

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Israel and South Korea signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday that promises to reduce customs after three years of negotiations. “The free trade agreement with South Korea is an historic agreement, the first to be signed with an East Asian country that is one of the leading economies in the world,” announced Israel’s economy … Read More

Danon to UNSC: Ramallah following Tehran in seeking Israel’s destruction

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Palestinian Authority is following Tehran in seeking to destroy the Jewish state, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. “As Tehran openly calls for Israel’s destruction, Ramallah uses other means to undermine the Jewish State’s right to exist,” Danon said. He referred to a statement made … Read More