Iran suspends high-level uranium enrichment under international deal

(JTA) – Iran has suspended high-level uranium enrichment, as part of an interim nuclear deal signed with the world powers. Iranian authorities halted the enrichment of uranium to 20 percent,...

The World Bank’s Red-Dead Sea Gamble

A water pipeline from Turkey to Jordan would relieve their water shortage and turn the country's vast uninhabited desert into an oasis, providing homes and employment for millions of...

Netanyahu Calls on International Community to Pressure Abbas Over Refusal to Recognize Jewish State...

Jerusalem Post — Prime Minister Binyamin on Monday attacked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish state. “The chairman of the PA was...

White House Denies Netanyahu’s Claim of Annexation Talks

US President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Ben Gurion International Airport on May 23, 2017. Photo by Kobi Gideon / GPO JNS.org – The White House on Monday denied...

British PM Asks Israel Not to Demolish Bedouin Village in West Bank

British Prime Minister Theresa May called the planned demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar in the West Bank by the Iraeli authorities ‘’ a major blow for...

Palestinian Authority to join International Criminal Court on April 1

The International Criminal Court logo. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority (PA) will become the 123rd member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1, United Nations Secretary-General...

Envoy: US Hopes Russia Will Continue to Let Israel Hit Iran in Syria

The United States said on Wednesday it hoped Russia would continue to allow Israel to strike Iranian targets in Syria, despite Moscow’s supply of the S-300 air defense system to the...

How ‘Brazil’s Trump’ Is Winning Over Jewish Voters

IO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Gabriela Pszczol Krebs is not alone in her mixed feelings about Brazil’s presidential election runoff, pitting the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro against the leftist Workers’ Party...

France Pushing Iran Business Ties Despite Nuclear Deal ‘Limbo’

A nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. France will encourage its firms to do business in Iran despite uncertainty over a landmark 2015 nuclear deal putting the business...

More Than 2 Million Muslims Begin Annual Hajj to Mecca

The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia began on Sunday, with more than 2 million Muslims from around the world expected to arrive to circle the black...

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De Blasio Calls BDS ‘Unacceptable’ During Speech on Antisemitism

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a speech on antisemitism that supporting the campaign to boycott Israel is...

Likud’s Yisrael Katz Named Interim Foreign Minister

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz was appointed interim foreign minister, a position he will hold until after the April...

Polish PM to Skip Summit Over Remark That ‘Poles Cooperated With Nazis’

WARSAW (JTA) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he will skip a European summit to be held in Israel this week, days after...

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