German Lawmakers Declare BDS Antisemitic

Germany became the first European country to declare the BDS movement against Israel as antisemitic. The non-binding motion, which was passed by the Bundestag on Friday, declared the campaign that...

Israeli Man Indicted for Spitting on Polish Ambassador

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 65-year-old Israeli man has been indicted for banging on the roof of the car of Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski and spitting at him. According...

Trump Celebrates Anniversary of Jerusalem Embassy Move

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN(JTA) — One year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump called it “a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel.” Trump referenced...

Palestinian Official Hanan Ashrawi Denied US Visa

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hanan Ashrawi, the longtime Palestinian spokeswoman and commentator, said the Trump administration turned down her request for a visa to visit her family. “No reason...

Report: U.S. Peace Plan Won’t Change Sovereignty in Judea, Samaria

(JNS) The Trump administration’s much anticipated Mideast peace plan will support permanent Israeli control over all towns currently in Israeli hands, and will not oppose application of Israeli law...

Rashida Tlaib Sets Dates for Congressional Visit to West Bank

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., set the dates for her congressional visit to the West Bank. Tlaib, a Palestinian American, proposed the trip last year after...

Qatar to Send $480 Million to PA for Ceasefire Deal

As the ceasefire between Israel and terrorist organizations in Gaza takes effect, Qatar has announced that it would transfer $480 million to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza. Approximately $300 million...

Study: Jews More Likely Than Christians to Knock Trump on Israel

BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — American Jews are much more likely than their Christian counterparts to express criticism of President Donald Trump’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a...

AIPAC Opposes Bills Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States, has apparently opposed companion congressional bills to enact into law U.S. President Donald...

Trump Administration ‘Stands With Israel’ Against Gaza Attacks

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration said it “stands with Israel” in the face of a barrage of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip which has killed one...
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