Israel breaks into top 10 most innovative nations in UN global rankings

Friday, July 19, 2019

  For the first time, Israel has been ranked in the top 10 on the UN World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Innovation Index for 2019. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the news in a post on his Facebook page: “For the first time, the UN is ranking us among the top 10 leading nations … Read More

US Justice Department Summit seeks response to ‘cancer’ of Jew-hatred, anti-Semitism

Friday, July 19, 2019

  (July 17, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Department of Justice hosted its first “Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism” on Monday, where U.S. Attorney General William Barr opened the proceedings by calling Jew-hatred a “cancer.” An invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik preceded Barr’s remarks. Soloveitchik quoted U.S. President George Washington’s famous letter in 1790 to the … Read More

Marking 25 years since Jewish center bombing, Argentina blacklists Hezbollah

Friday, July 19, 2019

  Argentina’s government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Iran-backed group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital, killing 85 people. The nation’s Financial Information Unit took the action a day after Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s government created … Read More

Oregon to require schools to teach about the Holocaust

Friday, July 19, 2019

Washington (CNN)Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ushered in a new law on Monday that mandates public schools in the state teach students about genocide and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. Surrounded by Holocaust survivors, photographs and artifacts, Brown signed the legislation at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, joining the state with … Read More

U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

Friday, July 19, 2019

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It was the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran. Iran, however, denied that it had lost any drones in the area. President Donald Trump earlier told reporters … Read More

Greenblatt: Israel is the victim in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Thursday, July 18, 2019

  (July 18, 2019 / JNS) In an interview with Judy Woodruff for “PBS NewsHour,” U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt wasn’t to blame for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and said that the Jewish state is “trying their best … under very, very trying circumstances.” Uploaded to the PBS website on Wednesday and broadcast … Read More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Turkish Foreign Ministry responded to the United States’ decision to remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, saying it is ‘not fair,’ and will harm strategic ties between two NATO allies. The decision to remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program was announced by the US on Wednesday, a move that had … Read More

Anti-Semitic fliers in Massachusetts declare Holocaust ‘fake news’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

BOSTON (JTA) — Two anti-Semitic fliers that deny the Holocaust were posted at a Massachusetts synagogue, with reports of similar incidents at synagogues in two other states. Police are investigating what the Anti-Defamation League described as a coordinated campaign by a national online white supremacist group. The fliers at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead, a town … Read More