Israel Closes Embassy in Paraguay

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the foreign ministry to close the embassy in Paraguay after the South American nation announced that it would move its newly opened...

Lawmakers Push Trump to Keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US

The White House is facing pressure not to return an Iraqi Jewish Archive, seized following the capture of Baghdad in 2003, to Iraq. Three members of Congress – Reps. Tom...

Philippines President Arrives in Israel for 4-day Visit

Controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Israel on Sunday for a four-day visit, to celebrate the relationship between his country and the Jewish state. Duterte is the first...

Bipartisan Bill Would Sanction Terrorist Groups for Using Human Shields

Eight senators introduced a bipartisan bill in July to end the use of civilians as human shields. Introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio...

Canada’s Conservative Party Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

JNS.org – Canada’s Conservative Party overwhelmingly approved a resolution last week that, were the party to win the next majority government, recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the country’s...

Bolton: US to Cut Funding for UN Human Rights Council

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Thursday that the United States plans to cut its funding of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which the U.S. withdrew...

US Redirects $200 Million From Palestinians to ‘Projects Elsewhere’

The Trump administration has cut over $200 million to the Palestinian Authority, succeeding a review of projects in Gaza and the West Bank, according to U.S. officials and congressional...

White House Sources: U.S. to Present Limited Mideast Plan at General Assembly

Only the first phase of the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan will be presented at the United Nations General Assembly, a source close to the White House told...

Merkel Due in Israel for First Time in Four Years

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to make her first visit to Israel since February 2014 in October, despite strained relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met...

Reclusive Islamic State Chief Urges Followers to Fight On

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first purported speech in nearly a year, has called on followers to fight on despite recent defeats, according to an audio...

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Flooded Wilmington, N.C. Preparing for Yom Kippur

As the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast approaches, Wilmington’s Jews are unsure whether they will have sufficient supplies and shelter before the fast begins. Rabbis,...

New Jersey AG Settles Mahwah Eruv Lawsuit

New Jersey’s Jewish residents, as well as all residents in favor of reasonable free practice of religion, breathed a sigh of relief when a...

Seasons Supermarket Chain Files For Bankruptcy

The Seasons supermarket chain of nine stores, including Central Avenue in Lawrence, New York, filed for bankruptcy protection according to court papers available online...

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