Airstrikes in Syria Hit Arms Depot, Hezbollah Base

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Airstrikes near Damascus attributed to Israel targeted an arms depot and hit a weapons storage facility controlled by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied...

Honduras Negotiates With Israel to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Senior Honduran officials expressed their government’s willingness to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States...

Qatar Working to Arrange Kosher Food for 2022 World Cup

Qatar is working with Hamptons Rabbi Marc Schneier to offer Jewish and Israeli soccer fans kosher food during the World Cup in 2022. According to a report in Yediot Ahronot,...

US Court Orders North Korea to Pay $500M to Warmbier Family

(JTA) — A U.S. court ordered North Korea to pay $501 million to the family of Otto Warmbier, a Jewish student who died in 2016 after being imprisoned there. A...

Italian Deputy PM in Favor of Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvnini said he is in favor of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In an interview with The Washington Post, Salvini,...

Turkish President Tells Youth Group He Will ‘Confront’ Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned a group of Turkish youth on Saturday that “Jews in Israel” beat Palestinian women and children, and that Turkey will confront them. “The Jews...

IDF Chief: Don’t Make Too Much of Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot is sounding the all clear days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria,...

U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Draws Lukewarm Israeli Response

The Trump administration’s announcement on Wednesday that a full withdrawal of US troops from Syria had begun drew a lukewarm response from Israel. The news broke with a morning tweet...

Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Will Recognize New Realities

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan set to be unveiled by the Trump administration will “be different from all previous ones,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Tuesday,...

Dutch Government Passes Resolution Cutting Funds to PA

Holland’s parliament passed a binding resolution on Monday to cut 7 percent of assistance to the Palestinian Authority in 2019. The vote was 94-56. “The need for such steps by foreign...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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