Israel, Chad Announce Resumption of Diplomatic Ties

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel and Chad announced the resumption of diplomatic relations. The announcement came Sunday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in the African nation...

Rep. Gottheimer Urges US to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty of Golan Heights

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, calling on him to implement a “comprehensive strategy” to combat Iran amid the administration’s planned withdrawal of...

Hezbollah Captures American Citizen Who Crossed Into Lebanon from Israel

Hezbollah’s Al Manar satellite network has identified an individual who crossed the Israeli border into Lebanon on Monday as U.S. citizen Colin Emery. According to Lebanese news reports, Emery is an...

Israeli News Station Leaks Report on Trump Mideast Peace Plan

A report on Israel’s Channel 13 News revealed that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” between Israel and the Palestinians will involve creating a Palestinian state on...

Abbas Protesters at UN Included Delegation from Rambam

Around 200 protesters marched outside the Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday as Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas took over the chairmanship of the largest bloc of...

Abbas Uses G-77 Pulpit to Malign Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday used a keynote speech at the United Nations in New York to assert that Israel was an “obstruction” to the “cohesive development...

Outgoing IDF Chief: Israel Supplied Weapons to Syrian Rebels

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel supplied weapons to Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, outgoing Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot told a British newspaper. It marks...

Mahmoud Abbas to Assume Chairmanship of UN Group of 77

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York City to assume the chairmanship of a major bloc of developing countries at the United Nations. Abbas...

US Mideast Special Envoy: Palestinians Must Come to Terms With Reality – U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt slammed the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday, saying it has not come to terms with reality. “PA officials criticize…@AmbJohnBolton and @USAmbIsrael visit...

Why Does Egypt Want to Restore Its Jewish Sites?

The government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi recently announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to restore Jewish heritage sites throughout the country. Later the government backtracked, probably due to a...

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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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