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Israel

  • UN General Assembly— Six anti-Israel resolutions!

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY(JTA) –The United Nations General Assembly approved six anti-Israel resolutions, including two that reject Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. The resolution on Jerusalem, which refers to the Temple Mount only by its Arab name of Haram al-Sharif and states that under Israeli administration of Jerusalem there is a lack of religious freedom, passed by a […]
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  • The Oman-Israel-Palestinian connection (realpolitik)

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Oman’s unique geo-strategic location has enticed China’s recent $10BN investment in an industrial park at Oman’s southern port of Duqm on the northern Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea. Moreover, the Port of Rotterdam – the largest port in Europe – has played a key role in the impressive expansion of Oman’s Port of […]
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  • At gala supporting an Israeli settlement, plenty of love for Trump, Netanyahu evident

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Praise for Donald Trump and boos for Rep. Nancy Pelosi marked a fund-raiser here for Bet El, a religious Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Along with plenty of kudos for the president, the gala featured an extravagant kosher buffet, a seven-person live orchestra and a plethora of Chanukah decorations. Speakers included Israeli Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, […]
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  • Netanyahu hated George H.W. Bush’s peace plan. Now it’s his policy.

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — When a president dies, the tendency is to put aside long-simmering resentments and consider the wholeness of his record. So it was when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembered George Herbert Walker Bush, who died last week at 94. Despite the tense relationship with Israel that was a hallmark of Bush’s single term, the prime […]
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  • DC Report: We remember George H. W. Bush

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield George H. W. Bush was the first and last presidential candidate endorsed by AIPAC. It started with a handwritten note from Tom Dine, AIPAC’s executive director, to Rep. Jack Kemp (New York), chairman of the Republican Platform Committee at the 1988 GOP convention in New Orleans. “This is the most pro-Israel platform of any party,” Dine […]
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  • California college’s faculty suspends study abroad in Israel

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – The faculty of Pitzer College in Southern California has voted to suspend the school’s study abroad program at Haifa University in Israel. The faculty also voted to condemn the school’s trustees for opposing a student government resolution to divest from Israel, according to the Claremont Independent, a student newspaper at the private liberal arts school in […]
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  • Brit lawmaker who criticized Labour Party over bias won’t be reprimanded

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    (JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party will not discipline a lawmaker accused of “screaming abuse” at party officials during a debate over how the party is dealing with anti-Semitism. Labour lawmaker Ian Austin, the adopted son of a Holocaust survivor, was reprimanded and warned about his future conduct, the BBC reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Labour sources. Austin said in a statement that the party’s […]
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  • Chad and Israel to resume diplomatic relations

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Chad and Israel will be resuming diplomatic relations that were severed nearly 50 years ago. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will fly to the majority Muslim Africa nation “soon,” where he and President Idriss Deby will make the announcement, according to a statement by the prime minister’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Republic of Chad severed […]
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  • IDF investigating blown Gaza operation that led to hundreds of rocket attacks

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces is investigating the blown covert operation in Gaza that led to hundreds of rockets being fired into southern Israel. One Israeli soldier was killed and another seriously injured when a special operations force was discovered on Nov. 11 in Khan Younis, leading to a shootout between the soldiers and Hamas operatives. The dead soldier […]
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  • Israeli environmental group offers U.S. Forest Service help to recover from California fires

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli environmental organization Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund has offered its assistance in helping California recover from its recent devastating forest fires. “We have been following the situation with the horrific wildfires in California, including the unprecedented destruction of communities and the devastation to surrounding forests,” Daniel Atar, world chairman of KKL-JNF, said in a letter sent […]
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