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Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, is returning to Israel. Greenblatt was scheduled to leave the United States for Israel Sunday evening, according to a White House official. The official said Greenblatt is heading to Israel to meet with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. “While...
The leadership of J Street, the liberal American Jewish Middle East policy group, met with David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel who before his nomination had derided the group as worse than Nazi collaborators. “We appreciate the willingness of Ambassador Friedman to meet members of Congress under the auspices...
Jared Polis is already on to the next thing. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has looked at his resume. By the age of 25, he had founded three companies, which would shortly make him a multimillionaire. He then turned his focus to education, establishing two charter school systems to...
The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Affinity group is excited to announce its next speaker, the Honorable Rachel (Ruchie) Freier, speaking at the OU’s New York Headquarters (11 Broadway, 14th floor) on Wednesday, June 28th. Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State, and the...
Jared Kushner visited the family of an Israel border policewoman stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist following his arrival in Israel. Kusher, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump as well as the president’s Jewish son-in-law, arrived in Israel on Wednesday to lead the Trump administration’s push for restarted...
There have been bomb threats at 167 Jewish community centers in 38 states since the beginning of the year. More than $600,000 in state funding could to help with security efforts at Jewish schools, if approved by the Governor. This comes after several threats were made toward Jewish Community Centers, including the...
The House Republicans narrowly passed a controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act, fulfilling a major Trump campaign promise but sending the measure on to an uncertain fate in the closely divided Senate. The U.S House eked out 217 votes to repeal Obamacare, 216 were needed. All Democrats voted NO and 20...
RIght after her trip to Berlin to visit the Holocaust memorial, Ivanka Trump returned to play with her kids. She posted this to adorable video to her Facebook. "Straight from the plane to a date with the kids in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. It was an amazing trip, but it's...
Delegation of 25 American officials are set to arrive in Israel today to lay the groundwork ahead of next month's visit to Israel by US President Donald Trump, who is expected to kick-start peace initiatives, and possibly address the Knesset.   Ynet News Reports:  A delegation of 25 American officials is set...
By Times of Israel's Daily  Trump’s planned visit to Israel on May 22-23— his first to the Jewish state — coincides with Jerusalem Day, when Israel will celebrate 50 years since the reunification of the city under Israeli control after the 1967 Six Day War. “What better time could there be to...
A Trump administration delegation is expected to arrive in Israel on Thursday to oversee technical arrangements for a visit by President Donald Trump to Israel in the last week of May. The Times Of Israel Reports: Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that preparations for Trump’s...
President Donald Trump Gives a Speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance ?? Washington, DC. "This is my pledge to you:  We will confront anti-Semitism. We will stamp out prejudice.  We will condemn hatred.  We will bear witness.  And we will act.  As President of the United...
First daughter Ivanka Trump, who serves as senior White House adviser to President Donald Trump, released an official White House statement  on Monday marking Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. "My family and I today observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and recognize the Day of Remembrance of the...
By Adam Abrams/JNS.org Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday. Pro-Europe centrist Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche party and Le Pen, head of the National Front party, emerged victorious in the...
President Trump makes long-distance call to record-breaking American astronaut. Click for LIVE FEED HERE President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay...
President Trump has appointed Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams as U.S. Surgeon General after asking for the resignation of former President Barack Obama’s appointee, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy stands up as he is acknowledged by Barack Obama Sylvia Trent-Adams, who was Deputy Surgeon General under Dr....
JNS.org Texas became the latest U.S. state to pass legislation targeting the anti-Israel BDS movement Thursday. The Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed HB89, which prohibits the state from contracting with or investing in entities that boycott Israel. “This legislation serves to protect the bond and preserve the relationship between Israelis...
Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses  Orthodox Jewish thought on Halacha, Hashkafa, and the social issues of our time. In his latest post Maryles discusses the ins and outs...
Dressed up in the right outfit and with her makeup done a certain way, Mira Tzur says she gets stopped on the street by people who mistake her for Melania Trump. It’s easy to see why. Although their facial features are distinct, the two women share the same shiny brown hair, taut...
In an explosive interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlines a very simple test that the Palestinian Authority must pass to prove that they have any desire for peace. Watch the segment here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking...
JNS.org At a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the world body should focus more attention on the “incredibly destructive nature” of Iran and Hezbollah, and less on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The Israel-Palestinian issue is an important one, deserving of attention. But...
NBC Reports: An Egyptian-American charity worker returned home to the Washington, D.C. area Thursday night after spending three years in an Egyptian jail over what human rights groups say were bogus charges. A freed Aya Hijazi got the opportunity Friday morning to shake hands with President Donald Trump, who her...
Adam Abrams/JNS.org Pictured above: Marwan Barghouti in an Israeli court Aug. 14, 2002. Credit: Flash90. A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York Times op-ed that omitted his crimes and terrorist organization membership and sparked scathing rebuke from the international community, the newspaper added a brief editor’s...
Many have been saying this about "pro-Palestinian" organizations forever. Now hear it directly from a Palestinian who lives in Jordan. "They don't love the Palestinians, they just hate Jews.." Mudar Zaharan spoke to a group describing how many Palestinians were once Jordanians that have been singled out by Jordan in...
JNS.org Newly released United Nations documents reveal that the Allied powers knew about the Jewish Holocaust carried out by Hitler’s Nazi regime at least two-and-a-half years earlier than previously thought. As early as December 1942, the United States, the United Kingdom and the former Soviet Union were aware that at...
The dates of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Israel—the first trip of its kind by a holder of his office—have been set for July 5-6 as the two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic relations. While the details of Modi’s itinerary are still being worked out, reports...
Last week White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a major gaffe in saying that "even Hitler didn't sink to using chemical weapons" when talking about the U.S. bombing Syrian airfields after Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. His comments were followed up by a...
Netanyahu’s hairdo has been a topic of discussion in recent years due to its tendency to change colors like the seasons. Most times it is grey but unannounced it can turn lilac or even a purple shade. At a recent cabinet meeting it was dark shade of brown.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the...
Hananya Naftali is Christian Israeli IDF soldier and a huge Israel supporter who takes to social media to show his support. In his latest video he talks about the murderous stabbing attack by a Palestinian assailant on a 21-year-old student Hannah Bladon from the UK on the Jerusalem light...
JNS.org Pictured above: Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari addresses the media in New York, April 20, 2016. Credit: UN Photo/Elma Okic. Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari Wednesday accused Israel of providing direct support to the Islamic State terror group in Syria during a...
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