Could Nixing West Bank Annexation Cost Trump the Election?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s potential annexation of parts of the West Bank may not be a top election issue for American Jews, or even a top issue right now for...

Ukraine Bans 2020 Rosh Hashanah Pilgrimage to Uman

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims who travel each year to Ukraine for a Rosh Hashanah rite will have to make different plans for...

Jewish Groups Ask U.S. to Press Jordan to Extradite Sbarro Pizzeria Bomber

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Eighteen major American Jewish organizations have called on the U.S. government to pressure Jordan’s King Abdullah II to extradite the woman who helped carry out a...

Obama’s Decision to ‘Abandon’ Israel Was Lowest Moment of Danon’s UN Tenure

JNS.org – Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reflected on his last five years in office and plans for the future during his final press briefing...

Gantz Addresses Explosions at Iranian Nuclear Sites

  BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — After several explosions in recent days at sites associated with Iran’s missile and nuclear program, Israel’s defense minister told a worried nation that Israel had...

Mainstream Dems Still Committed to Funding Israeli Military

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key...

US Ambassador’s Official Residence in Herzliya for Sale

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador’s official residence up for sale and stands to sell it for a record-breaking price. The asking price for...

Netanyahu: Applying Israeli Law in Jewish Settlements Will Advance Peace

JNS.org – In a recorded address to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Virtual Summit 2020 on Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted the application of Israeli...

Trump Administration Talks on Annexation End Without Decision

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration still isn’t sure if it will back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to annex parts of the West Bank. Top administration officials...

Orthodox Woman Tasked With Mending Ties Between Israel, Diaspora

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Omer Yankelevich is the new minister of Diaspora affairs in Israel, meaning she’s in charge of managing the Jewish state’s relations with Jewish communities abroad. It has...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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