400 Jewish studies Scholars Equate Israeli Annexation With Apartheid

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — More than 400 Jewish and Israel studies academics have signed a statement denouncing potential Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank as “apartheid” and say...

Trump Authorizes Sanctions Against ICC Over Afghanistan Probe

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) should it pursue cases against U.S. citizens and cited what he said was its anti-Israel...

Vote for First Wave of Annexation Targeted for July 1

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — While the world has had its attention fixed on the George Floyd protests and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, a political development with monumental implications has...

White House Looking for Israeli Consensus on Annexation

The White House will not back annexation of parts of the West Bank without a consensus in the Israeli government, particularly between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny...

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 funded by Turkey. According to a...

Some Israeli Settlers Hit Out at Trump-Backed Annexation Plan

Israel’s intention to annex parts of the West Bank is being challenged by some settlers who might have been expected to cheer the plan promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin...

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...
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