Israel to Ban Reps. Tlaib, Omar From Entering Country

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Israel’s deputy foreign minister confirmed that Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will not be allowed to enter the country. “We won’t allow those who deny...

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Tags Former Chief Rabbi as Envoy to Israel

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has announced the appointment of a former chief rabbi as his envoy to the State of Israel, more than ten years after the regime...

Left-Wing Hungarian Jews Ready to Work With Far-Right

BUDAPEST (JTA) — In 2011, Hungary’s largest Jewish group called on the Justice Ministry to ban the far-right Jobbik party, describing it as “antisemitic” and “fascist.” Now some in the Jewish community,...

Israeli Lawmakers to U.S. Congress: Palestinian State More Dangerous Than BDS

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Twenty-one right-wing Israeli lawmakers rebuffed a House bill that endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rejecting efforts to boycott the Jewish state. In a...

72 on Official Congressional Tour Express Bipartisan Support for Israel

41 Republicans and 31 Democrats are in Israel on overlapping party tours, to get a firsthand view of the complex security challenges Israel faces and to express their unconditional,...

Experimental Russian Rocket Explodes, Killing 5 and Sparking Radiation Fears

Russia’s Rosatom state nuclear agency admitted Saturday that an explosion Thursday during a rocket engine test was nuclear in nature, making it the likely cause of a reported spike...

Record Number of Dems Join Official Israel Tour

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Steny Hoyer, the Democratic House majority leader who is known for his close ties to the pro-Israel community, is leading a larger than usual...

Pollard Asks Netanyahu to Press Trump to Ease His Parole Restrictions

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jonathan Pollard said he has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convince President Donald Trump to commute his parole so he can take...

Kushner, Peace Team in Israel Meeting With Netanyahu

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel from Jordan. Kushner, and White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, met on Wednesday...

Netherlands, Switzerland Suspend UNRWA Funding Over Corruption Allegations

The allegations of systematic corruption at the highest levels of UNRWA — the United Nations body dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees and their descendants — proved too much for...
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