Despite the Capitol violence, this Israeli town is still named after Donald Trump

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — In Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump’s administration is unraveling following an insurrection by his supporters. But in Israel’s mountainous Golan Heights region, construction...

Pakistani Court Frees Four Involved in Daniel Pearl Kidnapping

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the immediate release of four men who had been jailed there since 2002 for the murder of the Jewish-American...

150 House Democrats Sign Letter Backing Reentry into Iran Deal

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — A letter backing President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to reenter the Iran nuclear deal without any new conditions has garnered 150 signatures from House Democrats —...

50,000 Israelis Visit UAE in Two Weeks

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Over 50,000 Israelis have visited the United Arab Emirates since the recent normalization pact between Israel and the UAE, according to a report this week in The Washington...

Bahraini, UAE Representatives Attend Hanukkah Ceremony at Kotel

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain took part in a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall on Monday night. Speaking at the event, Western Wall Rabbi...

What Israel and Morocco Will Gain By Reestablishing Ties

The Dec. 10 announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in the past four months that Muslim-majority nation officially “friended” Israel. But...

Morocco Agrees to Normalize Ties With Israel

(JTA) — Israel will establish diplomatic relations with Morocco, which becomes the fourth Arab country to announce it will recognize Israel in the last year. President Donald Trump announced the...

Democratic Centrists Succeed Engel, Lowey as Chairs of House Panels

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic Party centrists with solid Israel bona fides defeated progressives as the chairs of two key House committees, succeeding pro-Israel stalwarts Eliot Engel and Nita...

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Allow Israeli Planes to Cross Its Airspace

Saudi Arabia agreed on Monday to let Israeli airliners cross its airspace en route to the United Arab Emirates after talks between Saudi officials and White House senior adviser Jared...

Kushner and Team Heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering with tension after the killing...
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US secretary of defense arrives in Israel amid Iran tensions

(April 11, 2021 / JNS) U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin touched down in Israel on Sunday for his first official visit to the...

Biden’s new slate of aid to Palestinians comes under intense scrutiny

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of pro-Israel groups, Israeli officials and Republicans in Congress are stepping up their scrutiny of the Biden administration’s plans...

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Shlit”a Scheduled to Visit New York This Sunday, April 11th

After more than a year in which Rabbi Pinto Shlita has not traveled due to the coronavirus outbreak as well as his own illness,...

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