Trump: Israelis, Americans Should be Immune From ICC Prosecution

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration again named Israelis along with Americans as deserving immunity from International Criminal Court prosecution. In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump declared...

Trump Administration to Release Mideast Peace Plan ‘As Early As This Month’

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election on Tuesday, the Trump administration could release its peace proposal for the Israelis and the Palestinians “as early as this month,” according...

American Jewish Power Brokers Worried By Netanyahu’s Promise to Annex West Bank

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The warning came Friday afternoon in Israel just as Benjamin Netanyahu was savoring his re-election victory: Don’t make good on your pledge to annex...

Trump Says Netanyahu’s Victory Is ‘Good for Peace’

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to form another governing coalition, winning re-election on Tuesday, world leaders began to offer their congratulations. President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday...

From Russia With Love, and a Few Strings Attached

The carefully choreographed ceremony in Moscow, in which Russia handed over to Israel the remains of Sgt. First Class Zachary Baumel, missing in action since Israel’s 1982 Lebanon War,...

Trump: Netanyahu and Gantz Are ‘Two Good People’

BY RON KAMPEAS VEGAS (JTA) — President Donald Trump said the Israeli election would be “close” and said both leading candidates, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the leader...

Brazil’s President Visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN JERUSALEM (JTA) — Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Tuesday. “In this place we do an examination of conscience. He who...

Israel Opens Its First Embassy in Rwanda

As part of its initiative to improve diplomatic relations with African countries, Israel opened its first embassy in Rwanda. “I’m certain that the opening of an Israeli embassy in Rwanda...

Netanyahu to Meet Putin 5 Days Before Israeli Election

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, five days before Israel’s national elections. The Prime Minister’s Office announced...

Families of Ethiopian Air Passengers Can Sit Shiva, Wives Still Wait on DNA

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A special rabbinical court ordered by Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has determined that the families of the two Israeli men who died in...
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