Tuesday, February 18, 2020


On Iran, Congress Must Lead If Obama Won’t

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on friends and allies around the world to take “immediate punitive steps” against Iran after it conducted the latest in a series of ballistic missile tests. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended these provocations, asserting instead that Iran was

Despite Wane in Palestinian Terrorism, Israel’s Shin Bet Warns of Concrete Threat

Is the current wave of Palestinian terrorism waning? The Israeli Shin Bet security agency’s latest data says yes. But the agency maintains that the Islamic Movement in Israel is still trying to stir violence on the Temple Mount holy site, and that terrorist groups plan to perpetrate large attacks against Israeli targets in the

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Says Tehran’s Defense Capabilities Are Not Up for Discussion

Iran’s foreign minister is saying the country’s missile program is not up for negotiation with the United States.

The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran” are not negotiable, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday, after meeting

Panama Papers Shed Light on Shady Abbas Family Business Dealings

The son of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas owned nearly $1 million of shares in a company with deep ties to multiple sectors of the Palestinian economy, Haaretz reported. The newspaper based its reporting on the “Panama Papers,” the massive leak of documents belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which

Israel to Tax Google and Facebook Following Citizen ‘Tax Rebellion’

Tel Aviv—A torrent of Israeli taxes is about to hit the global tech giants Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay as new directives were announced on Monday by the Israel Tax Authority (ITA).

The new policy follows civil protests against the tax rate paid by the large corporations,

After Brussels Attacks, Israelis and Others Urge Better Belgian Anti-Terror Tactics

Belgium and all of Europe are reeling from the March 22 terror blasts at Brussels Zaventem airport and Maelbeek subway station. The latest counts say that 31 people were killed and 270 were injured in the attacks, for which the Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility.

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Amid Shooting Controversy, IDF Chief Clarifies Rules of Engagement

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) In light of the ongoing controversy over the shooting of an incapacitated terrorist in Hebron last week, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on

London’s Goldsmiths University Hit by Second Incident of Anti-Semitic Graffiti

For the second time this academic year, anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the campus of Goldsmiths, University of London, The Algemeiner has learned.

Goldsmiths student Benjamin Gilbert, president of university’s Jewish Society, posted on his Facebook page Tuesday a photo of the

Post-AIPAC Policy Conference: Who Would Best Lead Us?

So am I going to be a bad person if I tell you something you don’t necessarily want to hear?

Coming from socialist summer camps and a liberal Democrat family, I decided not to make up my mind about the President. So when Donald Trump got up to the microphone, I closed my eyes for as long as I could and

White House Water Summit Highlights Israeli Initiatives

The White House Water Summit, which was held on Tuesday, led to the announcement of innovative ideas for building a sustainable and secure water future in the United States. Among the initiatives included in the summit was an intensive two-week program for Israeli startups run jointly by the The Israel-California Green-Tech Partnership and

A Vanished Jewish Boomtown Lives on Through its Holocaust Survivors, Stories

The Eastern European countryside is haunted by the ghosts of countless shtetls whose surviving residents have long since scattered. For the most part, those landsmen and their descendants tend to remain scattered.

But on the evening of March 22, at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel

Purim: Balancing Partying and Priorities

The holiday of Purim celebrates one of the happiest times in Jewish history. With the destruction of the first Beit Hamikdash and all of its desolation, the salvation of the Jews during the times of King Achashveirosh was a holiday of renewal. The rescinding of the decrees of Haman set the stage for the completion of the construction of

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