AIPAC Praises $3.8 Million Israel Defense Funding From Congress

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee praised the Senate and the House of Representatives for authorizing $3.8 billion in defense assistance for Israel. The pro-Israel giant...

Danny Danon: World Is Gradually Changing Its Perspective on Israel

Just days after returning to Israel following his five-year stint as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon spoke to JNS in an exclusive interview on his experiences...

Progressives Fail to Move Democrats’ Platform on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Centrists on the platform-writing committee of the Democratic National Committee overrode progressives who wanted the platform to condemn Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The 2020 platform...

Could Nixing West Bank Annexation Cost Trump the Election?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s potential annexation of parts of the West Bank may not be a top election issue for American Jews, or even a top issue right now for...

Ukraine Bans 2020 Rosh Hashanah Pilgrimage to Uman

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims who travel each year to Ukraine for a Rosh Hashanah rite will have to make different plans for...

Jewish Groups Ask U.S. to Press Jordan to Extradite Sbarro Pizzeria Bomber

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Eighteen major American Jewish organizations have called on the U.S. government to pressure Jordan’s King Abdullah II to extradite the woman who helped carry out a...

Obama’s Decision to ‘Abandon’ Israel Was Lowest Moment of Danon’s UN Tenure

JNS.org – Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reflected on his last five years in office and plans for the future during his final press briefing...

Gantz Addresses Explosions at Iranian Nuclear Sites

  BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — After several explosions in recent days at sites associated with Iran’s missile and nuclear program, Israel’s defense minister told a worried nation that Israel had...

Mainstream Dems Still Committed to Funding Israeli Military

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key...

US Ambassador’s Official Residence in Herzliya for Sale

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador’s official residence up for sale and stands to sell it for a record-breaking price. The asking price for...
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