VP Pence to Address AIPAC Conference 4th Straight Year

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Mike Pence will again appear as a speaker at the Israel lobby AIPAC’s annual conference, as he has every year since he became vice president in...

Psagot Winery Introduces Label Named for Mike Pompeo

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — A winery in the Israeli settlement of Psagot has introduced a special label named for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In a statement earlier this week,...

Friedman to Lead Committee Mapping West Bank Areas for Israeli Rule

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint U.S.-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty,...

Israel Takes Settlement Blacklist Fight to UNHRC

JNS.org – Following Wednesday’s release by the United Nations of a blacklist of companies connected to Israeli settlements, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has asked the country’s US consulates to reach...

Friedman: US Must Approve Israeli Annexation Plans

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Any unilateral Israeli action toward annexing West Bank territory could endanger the Trump administration’s peace plan, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman warned in a...

Abbas, Olmert to Speak Out Together Against Trump’s Peace Plan

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will make a joint appearance in opposition to the Trump administration’s peace plan. The...

Kushner: Israel Agrees to Put Off Annexation Until After Elections

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Israeli government officials agreed not to annex any land before the country’s general election next month, Jared Kushner said. Kushner, an architect of the U.S. peace plan...

Sudan Casts Doubt on Early Normalization of Ties With Israel

Sudan cast doubt on Tuesday on an early normalization of historically-hostile ties with Israel, a day after Israeli officials said the two countries’ leaders had met and were working towards that...

Israel, Sudan Leaders Meet in Uganda, Agree to Forge Relations

Israel and Sudan have agreed to move towards forging normal relations for the first time, Israeli officials said on Monday after the leaders of the two former foes met in...

Arab League Unanimously Rejects Trump Peace Plan

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Arab League, meeting in an emergency session in Cairo, unanimously voted to reject President Donald Trump’s plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, calling it “unfair.” Arab foreign...
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