Tuesday, July 07, 2020


Giovanni Gambino Warns ISIS: The Big Apple Is Off Limits, Thanks to Sicilian Mafia

(PR Newswire) New York–In an interview with NBC News, Giovanni Gambino, son of a key figure in the Gambino crime syndicate, described the historical reality that led to the birth of the Sicilian Mafia–and how its modern elements are at work today protecting New York City neighborhoods from Middle Eastern terrorists. He said

Pollard Spends First Shabbat at Home in 30 Years

After his release from a federal prison in North Carolina early Friday morning, Jonathan Pollard travelled to New York City and spent his first Shabbat as a free man in three decades with his wife Esther.

Under the strict parole conditions imposed on him, Pollard must remain in the U.S. for five

Israel Gets Nod to Host European U-21 Baseball Championship

Tournament to be held in Petah Tikva a month before senior national team plays in World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn.

The European Baseball Federation has announced that Israel will host the 2016 European Championship Under-21 tournament, the Israel Association of Baseball

Netanyahu to Jewish Federations: U.S., Israel ‘Should Work Together Now’ on Iran

Despite their disagreement over the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. and Israel “can and should work together now” to ensure that Iran complies with the agreement and to curb Iranian aggression throughout the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday at the General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of

World News Briefs

London Mayor Calls BDS Movement ‘Foolish’

(JNS.org) London’s charismatic and outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, said that those seeking to boycott Israel are “foolish” and do not have any clout in the United Kingdom.

“I cannot think

Israel Provided Key Intelligence on Russian Plane Crash in Sinai

U.S. intelligence agencies are 99.9 percent certain that a bomb had caused the Oct. 31 crash of Russia’s Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai Peninsula. The crash killed all 224 passengers and crew.

A diplomatic source quoted by CNN Sunday said the assessment is based on combined military, intelligence

American Friends of Bet El to Host Mike Huckabee and WAZE Creator

American Friends of Bet El invites the community to enjoy an educational and informative evening with two remarkable heroes of Israel–presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Modi Rosen, Israel’s leading venture capitalist responsible for the success of the WAZE app.

Projecting Normalcy in Terror-Stricken Israel

The Vista Club at Tel Aviv Hilton sits 17 stories above the Mediterranean shoreline. As Hilton’s Israel chief, Ronnie Fortis, spoke to reporters over breakfast late last month, storm clouds began to roll in and obscure the panoramic view.

Arguably Israel’s top hotelier, Fortis is attuned to the

Arab MK Violates Temple Mount Visitation Ban, PM Says Move Inflames Tension

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas (Joint Arab List) decided to visit the Temple Mount on Wednesday, violating a ban on visitation for Israeli lawmakers and declaring that “neither [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu nor the powers of the occupation will prevent Arabs and Muslim

ISRAEL/ World News Briefs

PM Reportedly Considers Revoking Residency for Eastern Jerusalem Arabs

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly considering revoking the residency status of Arabs living in eastern Jerusalem amid the current spate of Palestinian terror attacks against

As Stephen Harper Exits for Justin Trudeau, Israel Faces a Canadian Crossroads

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, much has been publicized regarding the above-average strain in the historically stalwart US-Israel relationship. To the north, a different trend has unfolded with Canada, which has quickly become one of Israel’s most outspoken allies amid growing anti-Semitism and Islamic extremism

Victim of 2014 Har Nof Synagogue Attack Dies of Wounds

Rabbi Chaim Yehiel Rothman becomes sixth fatality of November 2014 Har Nof synagogue attack • Rothman had been hospitalized in a vegetative state over the past year • “Chaim was an honest man and a dear Jew,” congregant says.

Rabbi Chaim Yehiel Rothman, 55, who was critically

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