The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just voted to approve the nomination of David Friedman as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel. Every Republican senator on the committee voted in favor of Friedman and one Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) broke ranks with his fellow Democrats and voted for Friedman. Friedman has  a long...
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Brazilian diplomat who played a crucial role in the creation of the State of Israel 70 years ago was remembered in his country at several ceremonies. Oswaldo Aranha as president of the U.N. General Assembly presided over the vote held on Nov. 29, 1947,...
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. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C_f1US_HmM] It’s easy to see why. Although their facial features are distinct, the two women share the same shiny brown hair,...
The Senate has confirmed David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel in a 52-46 vote that went almost entirely along party lines. This comes after the Foreign Relations Committee voted on March 9th to approve his nomination. In the Foreign Relations Committee hearing, every Republican senator on the committee voted in favor of Friedman...
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...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2016. (Bob Jacob/Cleveland Jewish News) JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Genesis Prize Foundation awarded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg its first lifetime achievement award. The foundation, which sponsors the annual $1...
UPDATE: UPDATE: Lock-down at the White House lifted, man taken into custody after making susspicious comments about having a bomb. A package he had is being checked by the bomb squad. ----- The White House has been put into a state of emergency on Tuesday, and the Secret Service announced on Twitter...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, for more than five hours in Jerusalem amid the Trump administration’s efforts to jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which have been frozen since 2014. One of the first signs of the Trump administration’s interest...
Below is a message by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, the Admor of Kaliv to United States President Donald Trump, thanking the President for his recent deceleration that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. In 2015, YWN published a video of the Rebbe where he directed a message towards then President Barack...
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...
(Jewish Breaking News) President Trump awards the Medal of Valor to 12 Americans, which is the highest possible decoration for bravery by public safety officers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg2-MkP8qo8] The recipients include: Deputy Shaun Wallen, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (California) — 11 years of service Corporal Rafael Ixco, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s...
(Jewish Breaking News) Israel’s transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, announced on Wednesday that a new train station set to be built adjacent to Jerusalem’s Western Wall will be named after President Trump in honor of his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital as well as move the US embassy from Tel...
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...
Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. The 49-year-old Democrat, a veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, announced her pregnancy in a news release Tuesday. Parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s...
The visit follows an invitation by Chinese President Xi Jinping and will mark 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.​​​      PM Netanyahu  and wife Sara arrive in China. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left  for an official visit to China. The visit follows an invitation by Chinese...


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