NEWS

US embassy move has produced lasting gains

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The first anniversary of the U.S. embassy’s move to Jerusalem sparked multiple articles in the Israeli press declaring it a failure for both U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. From the left-wing Haaretz to the centrist Times of Israel, headlines trumpeted the fact that only one minor country, Guatemala, has followed America’s … Read More

UCLA guest lecturer compares Zionists to white supremacists

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(May 22, 2019 / JNS) A guest lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, last week labeled Zionists as white supremacists, reported Jewish Journal on Tuesday. A Jewish student in the class, Shayna Lavi, recalled to the Journal that San Francisco State University Arab and Muslim ethnicities’ professor Rabab Abdulhadi, told the some 100 students … Read More

UN opens exhibit to celebrate 40 years of peace deal between Israel-Egypt

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The UN held a special celebration to celebrate 40 years since the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. The event, held this week, was a joint initiative by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. In attendance was US Special Envoy to the Middle … Read More

Man sentenced to three years in prison for vandalism at Indiana synagogue

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(May 22, 2019 / JNS) A 21-year-old man was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison for vandalizing a synagogue last year in Carmel, Ind. Nolan Brewer pleaded guilty to the federal hate crime for spray-painting a large Nazi flag and Nazi iron crosses outside Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in July 2018. The vandalism, which … Read More

The top 12 ways Israel is feeding the world

Thursday, May 23, 2019

As the global population expands and natural resources dwindle, food security is a critical concern. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative sources of nutrition and safer food packaging and storage are essential. No other single country—certainly not one as young and as tiny as Israel—has contributed more breakthroughs in this area than … Read More

Feds: New Jersey man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Hamas terror group and threatened to “shoot everybody” at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. The material support carries … Read More

US and Israel call for end of UNRWA, the UN agency that oversees Palestinians

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(May 22, 2019 / JNS) The United States and Israel on Wednesday called for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that oversees the Palestinian refugees, to cease operations. “We need an additional $1.2 billion for our activities in 2019. We don’t believe the future of Palestine refugees should be framed in decades of UNRWA,” said Pierre Krähenbühl, … Read More

Israelis rush to aid Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID reports that it has dispatched an emergency response team to the city of Cúcuta, on Colombia’s border with Venezuela, which is a flashpoint in the ongoing Venezuelan displacement crisis. Thousands cross the Simon Bolivar Bridge from Venezuela into Cúcuta every day seeking relief from the continued economic and political crisis … Read More