Greenblatt Says Politics, Expenses of Orthodox Life Prompted Departure

BY LAURA E. ADKINS (JTA) — Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in Israel — and...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was announced Friday, is part of...

Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Fate of Jailed Israeli Backpacker

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about regional developments and about the case of an American-Israeli woman jailed for...

House Bill Would Penalize Participation in International Boycotts of Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — A House bill introduced Tuesday would extend penalties for boycotting Israel to compliance with boycotts organized by international organizations. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act introduced Tuesday by Rep. Lee...

Iran Hits U.S. Bases in Iraq, Warns Escalation Would Reach Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Iran fired ballistic missiles at U.S. military targets in Iraq in retaliation for the killing last week of top general and warned that if the...

Iranian Jews Pay Condolence Call to Soleimani’s Family

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Iranian Jews paid a condolence call at the home of assassinated general Qassem Soleimani. The delegation was led by Rabbi Yehuda Gerami, chief rabbi of the...

Netanyahu Meets With Peace Negotiator Avi Berkowitz

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations met in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the White House’s Israel-Palestinian peace plan, JTA...

Danny Danon’s Term as Israel’s Ambassador Extended at Last Minute

The Jerusalem Post UN Ambassador Danny Danon’s will remain in his position until May, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu determined hours before Danon’s term was to expire on Tuesday night. The Prime Minister’s Office...

Russian Court Rejects Appeal of American-Israeli Accused of Drug Smuggling

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Moscow court upheld the verdict against an American-Israeli woman jailed on charges of drug smuggling on Thursday after a hearing in which she asserted...

Dozens of Israelis Detained for Hours at Moscow Airport

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nearly 50 Israeli citizens, including children, were detained for hours at a Moscow airport in apparent retaliation for Israel blocking the entry of thousands of...
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