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,...

Memoir Accuses Netanyahu of Push Against Obama Administration

In his own words, former U.S. President Barack Obama regarded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “smart, canny, tough…gifted communicator” who engaged in an “orchestrated” push against his...

New York Times: Israeli Operatives Killed Al Qaeda’s No. 2 Leader

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israeli operatives acting at the...

Jewish, Israeli Messages Congratulate Biden on Win

  (JTA) — Israeli leaders and top American Jewish organizations have congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election victory, despite President Donald Trump protesting the result. Israeli Prime Minister...

Normalization Represents Boost for Sudan and Israel

JNS.org – Khartoum, Sudan, was the setting for the infamous Arab League summit in 1967 that produced the Khartoum Resolution known as “The Three Nos”: no negotiations with Israel,...

Netanyahu Praises Trump, Hopes Current Policy Will Continue

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday expressed his hope that America’s current Middle East policy would continue to hold sway in the years to come. Speaking at...

First Jerusalem-Born American Gets US Passport Listing ‘Israel’ as Birthplace

The United States on Friday issued for the first time a passport to a Jerusalem-born American with “Israel” listed as the place of birth instead of the city. The U.S. ambassador...

Jerusalem-Born Americans Can List Israel as Birthplace on US Passports

American citizens born in Jerusalem will now be able to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday, in a nod to...

Knesset Bill Would Require Cooperation on Diaspora Matters

JNS.org – Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevitch announced on Thursday that she is introducing a Knesset bill that would require government ministries to consult with world Jewry...

Controversy Reflects Increased U.S. Interest in Zionist Congress

BY LARRY LUXNER (JTA) — A virus forced the World Zionist Congress to go virtual for the first time since its founding in 1897. But that didn’t stop last week’s gathering, held...
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3 Israelis Injured in Stabbing Attack, Terrorist Killed

(September 22, 2022 / JNS) Three Israelis were mildly injured in a stabbing terror attack near the central Israeli city of Modi’in on Thursday night. According to media...

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Excerpted from “Return and Renewal,” by Rav Aharon Lichtenstein , zt’l Opportunity, obligation, and their interaction have special relevance to teshuvah. Life is, to a...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: Yom Kippur Letter

I agonized for weeks over writing this pre-Yom-Kippur letter, but as New York State continues to abuse the Orthodox Jewish Community, I feel compelled...

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