Israel Exploring Possibility of Sending Astronaut to International Space Station — The Israel Space Agency (ISA) is in preliminary talks with U.S., European, Russian, and Chinese space agencies to explore sending an Israeli astronaut to the International Space...

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...

Iran Threatens ‘Serious Reaction’ After US Ultimatum on Nuclear Deal, New Sanctions

US President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to...

U.S. Mulls More Cuts to Palestinian Aid Agency’s Budget

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a new piece of legislation that would drastically reduce U.S. funding for the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA. The United States...

Netanyahu to Iran: IAF ‘Can Reach Anywhere in the Middle East’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Tuesday the IAF’s F-35 squadron — which is based at Nevatim in southern Israel — and met with top brass. Standing in front of...

Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy Reach Deal on Longest Underwater Gas Pipeline

Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Italy have reached an agreement on the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline, estimated to cost nearly $7 billion, the financial website Globes reported Sunday. After signing a memorandum of understanding...

Germany Disciplines Diplomats for ‘Liking’ Anti-Israel Tweets

Germany’s Foreign Ministry has disciplined the head of Germany’s mission in the Palestinian territories, Christian Clages, and others after anti-Israel tweets were “liked” by the mission’s official Twitter account, @GerRepRamallah. Social-media...

Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test Violated International Ban, UN Experts Say

An Iranian missile test. The UN says it violates the international ban. Photo: Iranian Defense Ministry. Iran's firing of a medium-range ballistic missile in October violated international sanctions banning the...

Sen. Menendez: International community ‘seems to want any deal’ with Iran

( On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said he supports a diplomatic process with Iran, but that he is troubled that the international community “seems to want any...

Qatari Envoy May Be Bringing Funds to Gaza Strip

A Qatari delegation was set to arrive in the Gaza Strip on Sunday with a fresh infusion of cash, Palestinian media reported on Saturday. The delegation was originally scheduled to...
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BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

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