NEWS

Coronavirus Crisis Brings Israel and Arab World Together, at Least Online

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has been receiving messages of solidarity from across the Arab world as the coronavirus crisis intensifies, including messages like, “May Allah protect you.” Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that the messages came in response to a social media post by the ministry, which showed a photo of three employees making heart … Read More

German police stage nationwide raids on anti-Semitic group

Thursday, March 19, 2020

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — German police on Thursday raided sites across the country linked to a far-right group banned by the interior ministry, weeks after a suspected extremist gunman shot dead nine people of migrant backgrounds. Germany’s top security official, Horst Seehofer, issued a ban on the United German Peoples and Tribes, the first … Read More

US told to sanction Iran’s IRGC-controlled media for using torture

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Iranian state media masquerade as legitimate while violating international law by using physical and psychological torture to extract forced confessions from political prisoners, according to a new report. The US should sanction Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-controlled news wires and go after individuals who were involved in forced confessions, argues the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.“The … Read More

Amazon bans sale of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and other Nazi books

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

JTA — Amazon has banned the sale of most editions of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and other Nazi propaganda books following decades of pleas by Holocaust education organizations and Jewish groups. Booksellers were informed in recent days that they would no longer be allowed to sell a number of Nazi-authored books on the website, including “Mein … Read More

IDF says Hezbollah, Syrian army behind attempted sniper attack on border

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday accused the Hezbollah terror group and the Syrian army of being behind an attempted sniping attack against Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights earlier this month, which was thwarted by an Israeli strike on the suspects’ car. The military said that in the months preceding the incident Israeli troops … Read More

Sharansky, Carr blast those attempting to blame Jews for coronavirus

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement held a digital awards ceremony on Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Human-rights advocate and former Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky and U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr discussed anti-Semitic efforts to use coronavirus for spreading anti-Jewish sentiment. Around 30,000 watched the online event, after the original event … Read More

Rockets strike Iraqi base hosting foreign forces for 3rd time in a week

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Iraqi Al Sumaria news reported that two rockets struck the Basmaya camp, located south of Baghdad, on Tuesday.American troops began training Iraqi troops at the Basmaya camp in 2015 and NATO training activities as part of the NATO Mission Iraq training mission began at the site in 2018.The attack comes just three days after … Read More

Memorial Day ceremonies to take place without audiences

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Memorial Day ceremonies will be held without audiences and many smaller ceremonies will be canceled due to the continued coronavirus crisis, the Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday morning.“In order to preserve the health of the public on the one hand and to uphold national traditions, the defense minister instructed the Defense Ministry and the IDF’s … Read More