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Faith Goldy, a Canadian journalist, went to Israel as part of a fact-finding mission and reported from the border with Syria. She described her time in Israel as "one big myth-busting trip" in regard to the situation in the country. It's important that more voices like these are heard, especially...
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...
Israel Hayom/ JNS.org Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter Sunday to share his views on gender issues and asserted that the objectification of women in Western society is the product of “a Zionist plot.” In a series of tweets for Iranian Mother’s Day, marked on the anniversary of...
(Jewish Breaking News) Lawmakers finalizing the proposed tax overhaul reportedly have removed a provision that had sent shivers through the graduate student and Jewish day school communities. The House version of the reform bill, which was drafted by the Republican leadership, had removed the qualified tuition credit. The credit exempts from...
(JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will open an embassy in Rwanda for the first time. Netanyahu said he apprised Rwandan President Paul Kagame of the decision at a meeting Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. The opening of the embassy “is part of the expansion of Israel’s presence in Africa...
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...
JNS.org Pictured above: Palestinian police are deployed during a protest in the Palestinian-majority city of Hebron Feb. 25, 2017. Credit: Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90. A group of leading Republican senators reintroduced legislation Tuesday seeking to cut off all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the PA continues its policy of paying...
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...
David Friedman was officially sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Israel at a special White House ceremony. Vice President Mike Pence conducted the swearing-in and described it as “one of the clearest signs” of President Donald Trump’s strong commitment to the Jewish state. “The president of the United States of America is...
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...
RUSSIA UNDER TERROR - LATEST: One of the St. Petersburg suspects walked into a police station, to say  "I'm innocent" According to local Russian media outlets earlier, the bearded man was captured on CCTV footage after reports he'd allegedly left a briefcase filled with explosives on a metro train. Another Muslim,...
In a statement just released by Russia's Foreign Ministry, Russia says they "view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." See Full Statement Below: Moscow is deeply concerned about the situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Palestine and Israel have not held political negotiations for nearly three years, and the situation on...
By Jonathan S. Tobin At a time when much of American Jewry is opposed to the immigration policies of the nascent administration of President Donald Trump, it was probably only to be expected that a growing number of synagogues would declare themselves “sanctuaries” where “undocumented” immigrants—a euphemism for those who...
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...
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...


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