Rocket Launched From Gaza at Southern Israel; IDF Hits Hamas Targets

JNS.org – The Israeli military struck two Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning in response to a rocket fired on Saturday from...

Jonathan Pollard Freed of Restrictions, May Travel to Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost 35 years to the day after his arrest outside the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C., Jonathan Pollard was granted the freedom to do what...

Scholars Protest Effi Eitam’s Candidacy As Chairman of Yad Vashem

(JTA) — A broad coalition of Jewish studies scholars and directors of Jewish and Holocaust museums has signed a petition opposing the proposed appointment of Effi Eitam, a far-right...

Pompeo Makes Historic Visits to West Bank, Golan Heights

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Mike Pompeo became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit both an Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Golan Heights, a disputed area...

Now Boarding: New Olim

  Nefesh B’Nefesh highlighted the Rosh Chodesh Kislev aliyah flight on its Facebook page: “Olim are incredible. Often they leave their families behind and hope they follow. Some do. Some...

Israeli Teen Makes History as 9th pick in NBA Draft

(JTA) — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft on Wednesday night – the...

Yair Netanyahu Compares Kibbutz Movement to North Korea, Nazi Germany

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Yair Netanyahu, the son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared Israel’s kibbutz movement to Nazi Germany and other totalitarian regimes. It’s the latest in a string of inflammatory statements made by the younger...

Retired Israeli Fighter Pilot on Deck for Axiom Space Flight

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — A former ace fighter pilot turned big-time investor will become only the second Israeli in space — and he’ll be paying for the trip himself. Eytan Stibbe,...

Knesset Members Propose Giving Diaspora Jews Formal Role in Israeli Affairs

BY LARRY LUXNER How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences,...

Israel Would Pay Over $237.5 million for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel signed a deal on Friday with Pfizer to receive 8 million doses of the pharmaceutical company’s potential coronavirus vaccine, announced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader said...
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Netanyahu Welcomes First Commercial Flight From Dubai to Tel Aviv

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday. Speaking during...

Assassins Kill Father of Iran’s Nuclear Program

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies believe to be behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The...

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