ICC Gives Palestinians Until June 10 to Clarify Status of Oslo Accords

JNS.org – The International Criminal Court in The Hague is requesting clarification from the Palestinian Authority regarding its recent announcement that all agreements with Israel and the United States...

Argentina to Bring Rabbis to Certify Kosher Meat

(JTA) — Argentina will charter a private plane to bring several Israeli rabbis to certify kosher meat in the country. Argentina has banned commercial flights to stem the spread of...

Gilad Erdan to Serve As Dual Ambassador to UN, US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that veteran Likud lawmaker Gilad Erdan — who currently holds the public security and strategic affairs portfolios — had been appointed...

Israel Plans Thousands of New West Bank Homes

Israel announced a plan for thousands of new homes in the West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there. U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

Upheavals Due to Coronavirus Pose Challenges for US-Israel Relationship

JNS.org – As the world’s attention has been focused on combating the spread of the coronavirus for the past two months, presidential primary campaign politics in the United States...

Report: West Bank Annexation Part of Palestinian Statehood Plan

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — An American official said that Israeli annexations of parts of the West Bank can occur as part of a plan that includes establishing a Palestinian state,...

Report: Biden Would Keep US Embassy in Jerusalem

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — An adviser to Joe Biden said the former vice president would keep the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem if elected president. Tony Blinken, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s...

Dianne Lob on Deck As Chair of Conference of Presidents

JNS.org – The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations elected Dianne Lob, former chair of HIAS, on Tuesday as its chair-elect, despite opposition from right-wing groups. In a meeting...

Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar to Address AIPAC by Video

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — Two more Democratic presidential candidates are now on the speakers’ list at this year’s AIPAC conference after the Israel lobby group allowed Joe Biden and Amy...

Klobuchar, Buttigieg Won’t Attend AIPAC Because of Super Tuesday

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg said they will not attend AIPAC’s annual conference because it overlaps with Super Tuesday. Their absence leaves former New...
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Israel Revokes Special Visas for Non-Citizen Yeshiva Students

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Israel, the country has changed its mind on letting in non-Israeli yeshiva students...

Knesset Shuts Down As Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Knesset was mostly shut down on Thursday after a lawmaker from the Arab Joint List announced that he had tested...

Turkey Opens New Islamic Center Near Western Wall

JNS.org – Details are emerging about a new Islamic center located near the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem that is reportedly...

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