Kushner and Team Heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering with tension after the killing...

Assassins Kill Father of Iran’s Nuclear Program

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies believe to be behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The assassination came two years after...

Irwin Cotler Named Canada’s First Envoy in Antisemitism Fight

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian justice minister and a human rights activist, is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s choice as his nation’s first envoy to combat anti-Semitism. Cotler,...

From the Editor: Jonathan Pollard Is Free at Last

  Jonathan Pollard is finally free to go to Israel and live in the land for which he literally gave so much of his life. Over all these decades, the attitude...

Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

JNS.org – Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Lord David Trimble has nominated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for...

Where Secretary of State Pick Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues

(JTA) — Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently his policy decisions,...

Report: Netanyahu Met With Saudi Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — In what would be a first, the Israeli media is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin...

Jonathan Pollard Freed of Restrictions, May Travel to Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost 35 years to the day after his arrest outside the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C., Jonathan Pollard was granted the freedom to do what...

Pompeo Makes Historic Visits to West Bank, Golan Heights

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Mike Pompeo became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit both an Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Golan Heights, a disputed area...

Knesset Members Propose Giving Diaspora Jews Formal Role in Israeli Affairs

BY LARRY LUXNER How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences,...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

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(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

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