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Israel

  • PA minister ignores slaying of Jewish teen; criticizes Israel’s mosque search for murderer

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    By ITAMAR MARCUS and NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) – Three days ago, 19-year-old Israeli Ori Ansbacher was stabbed several times and brutally murdered in Jerusalem. DNA from the scene led Israel to the Palestinian, 29-year-old Arafat Arfiah, who was captured after soldiers entered a mosque and seized footage from its security camera. Priorities Palestinian Authority Minister of […]
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  • Is there a need for another big Washington pro-Israel group?

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Democratic” and “pro-Israel” didn’t use to make news when coupled, but The New York Times thought it newsworthy recently when yet another group staking its claim to the territory emerged. After The Times broke the story about the establishment of the Democratic Majority for Israel, the group’s release hit the inboxes of other reporters. “Our […]
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  • The ongoing battle to succeed Abbas: Will it slide into violence?

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has managed to hold on to power for over 14 years, and has shown no intention of resigning, or appointing a successor.  Under his term, Hamas rebelled against the PA’s rule and launched a breakaway province in the Gaza Strip, representing a historic split among Palestinians. One half of Palestinians […]
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  • Dangers of a Mideast nuclear arms race cast a long-term shadow

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – The danger of a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race in the near future is casting a shadow over the long-term future of a region that already has its fair share of security problems. While such a race has yet to break out, former Israeli security officials have told JNS that several Sunni states in the region […]
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  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, interfaith activist who raised millions in Christian donations for Israel, dies at 67

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – To the many colleagues and supporters of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the age of 67, he was a man of vision whose enormous drive to succeed both facilitated and complicated his relentless efforts on behalf of the Jewish people. As head of the International Fellowship of Christians and […]
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  • Hebron: Is it a city without a solution?

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision not to extend the mandate of an international observer group in Hebron is likely to be denounced by some as yet another obstacle to peace, as well as being politically motivated. Critics are probably not wrong about the latter point, as Netanyahu is in full campaign mode lately hoping to compete […]
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  • How should Jewish leaders confront challenge of BDS groups within their communities?

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The recent decision by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to pass a resolution declaring that any member organization supporting the BDS movement could be expelled from the council has generated a wider discussion among Jewish leaders as to where to draw red lines when it comes to Israel. The resolution—adopted overwhelmingly by a vote of 62-13 […]
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  • Israel decides to end mandate of international observers in Hebron

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced his decision to terminate a mandate of international monitors in Hebron. “We will not allow an international force to act against us,” Netanyahu said in a statement announcing that the mandate would not be renewed. The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) was first established in 1994 and has been operating continuously […]
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  • New group of Democrats aims to counter perceived anti-Israel trend in party

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    (JNS) – Amid the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the Democratic Party, a new group has launched to counter that narrative that will be led by prominent party members. “The Democratic Party has a long and strong track record of support for Israel,” said Democratic Majority for Israel CEO and president Mark Mellman, a longtime Democratic strategist. “Our mission at Democratic Majority for Israel is to […]
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  • Israelis aiding search at Brazilian mine disaster are met with praise and criticism

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    By MARCUS M. GILBAN RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Less than one month after Benjamin Netanyahu gained pop star status across Brazil for blending in with the locals during the very first visit of a sitting Israeli prime minister, Israel is making headlines in the land of samba once again. A 130-strong Israeli military and search-and-rescue team landed here on […]
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