EU to US: Dump Trump Peace Plan and Join Us

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief effectively rejected President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan and asked the United States to join a new international effort...

Rocket Fired From Gaza for First Time Since Early May

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rocket was fired from Gaza into southern Israel for the first time since early May, spurring Israeli airstrikes and tank fire on Hamas posts and...

Knesset’s ‘Norwegian Law’ Extends Influence of Ministers, Deputy Ministers – Israel’s Knesset on Monday passed a law allowing legislators appointed ministers or deputy ministers to resign temporarily from their parliamentary seats and enable other members of their...

House Democrats Push for Unification Against West Bank Annexation

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank. The letter, now...

Full Text of Democrats’ Letter

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a letter among their colleagues that would warn Israel of the perils of annexation. The full text is...

Peruvian Jews Make Aliyah to Flee COVID-19, Street Riots

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN (JTA) — A group of 37 members of the Peruvian Jewish community flew to Israel on a special charter flight amid high rates of COVID-19 in their...

On Trump’s Birthday, Israel Greenlights Construction of Trump Heights – Israel announced on Sunday the approval of plans to build a new town in the Golan Heights named after President Donald Trump. Trump Heights was so named in...

Cancellation of Birthright, Jewish Agency Trips Cost Israeli Economy $200 Million

CTech – Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, Israel is expected to lose two-thirds of the $300 million annual income brought in by its heritage tourism industry. This sum...

Israeli Justice Minister Vows to Block Any Attempt to Bypass Supreme Court – Israeli Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn of the Blue and White Party on Saturday vowed to work against the legislation of an override clause which would prevent the...

Kfar Saba Man Becomes Israel’s Youngest COVID-19 Victim at 26 – A 26-year-old Israeli man died on Sunday from complications relating to COVID-19, making him Israel’s youngest victim of the pandemic to date. Oshri Asulin, from Kfar Saba, died...
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