Israel Awards Top Literature Prize to Novelist Critical of Its Policies

Israeli author David Grossman. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo. Israel’s national prize for literature, one of its most prestigious honors, is to be awarded this year to novelist David Grossman, an...

Tehran ready to pounce on Afghanistan and Mideast foes in more aggressive stance

(August 16, 2021 / JNS) Newly installed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi celebrated the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the failure of the United States to leave smoothly after 20...

Head of Iran’s Wrestling Federation Forced Out After Criticizing Official Ban on Competing With...

Iran’s athletes could face “grave consequences” over the ban on competing against Israelis, the ousted head of the country’s Wrestling Federation said. Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato. One of Iran’s leading sports...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Asks Romania to Help Change EU Position on Israel

SOFIA—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has requested Romania to help ”significantly” change the European Union’s position on Israel. He made the request at a meeting with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica...

Kushner: Trump Administration Prefers No Action on Settlements Before Election

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jared Kushner, an architect of the Trump administration’s peace plan, said the administration would not support the immediate annexing of West Bank settlements and suggested...

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...

Qatari Envoy May Be Bringing Funds to Gaza Strip

A Qatari delegation was set to arrive in the Gaza Strip on Sunday with a fresh infusion of cash, Palestinian media reported on Saturday. The delegation was originally scheduled to...

ZOA Criticizes Pres. Obama for Not Attending International Anti-Islamic Terrorism Rally

NEW YORK, January 12, 2015 -- The ZOA has strongly criticized President Barak Hussein Obama for refusing to attend the massive four-million strong anti-Islamic terrorism rally in France. The...

First Direct Flight From Japan to Israel to Take Off in September

CTech – Sun d’Or, an El Al subsidiary, is launching a charter flight connecting Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Aiport starting September 13. The flights were...

US Court Orders North Korea to Pay $500M to Warmbier Family

(JTA) — A U.S. court ordered North Korea to pay $501 million to the family of Otto Warmbier, a Jewish student who died in 2016 after being imprisoned there. A...
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