Assassins Kill Father of Iran’s Nuclear Program

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies believe to be behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The assassination came two years after...

Irwin Cotler Named Canada’s First Envoy in Antisemitism Fight

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian justice minister and a human rights activist, is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s choice as his nation’s first envoy to combat anti-Semitism. Cotler,...

From the Editor: Jonathan Pollard Is Free at Last

  Jonathan Pollard is finally free to go to Israel and live in the land for which he literally gave so much of his life. Over all these decades, the attitude...

Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

JNS.org – Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Lord David Trimble has nominated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for...

Where Secretary of State Pick Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues

(JTA) — Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently his policy decisions,...

Report: Netanyahu Met With Saudi Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — In what would be a first, the Israeli media is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin...

Jonathan Pollard Freed of Restrictions, May Travel to Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost 35 years to the day after his arrest outside the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C., Jonathan Pollard was granted the freedom to do what...

Pompeo Makes Historic Visits to West Bank, Golan Heights

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Mike Pompeo became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit both an Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Golan Heights, a disputed area...

Knesset Members Propose Giving Diaspora Jews Formal Role in Israeli Affairs

BY LARRY LUXNER How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences,...

Memoir Accuses Netanyahu of Push Against Obama Administration

In his own words, former U.S. President Barack Obama regarded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “smart, canny, tough…gifted communicator” who engaged in an “orchestrated” push against his...
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US secretary of defense arrives in Israel amid Iran tensions

(April 11, 2021 / JNS) U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin touched down in Israel on Sunday for his first official visit to the...

Biden’s new slate of aid to Palestinians comes under intense scrutiny

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of pro-Israel groups, Israeli officials and Republicans in Congress are stepping up their scrutiny of the Biden administration’s plans...

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Shlit”a Scheduled to Visit New York This Sunday, April 11th

After more than a year in which Rabbi Pinto Shlita has not traveled due to the coronavirus outbreak as well as his own illness,...

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