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As ceasefire goes into effect, Netanyahu says Gaza campaign not over

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday commented on reports of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal in Gaza, after two days of fighting in which four Israelis were killed, saying that Israel was readying for further confrontations with terrorist groups in the coastal enclave.

“Over the past two days, we have hit Hamas and Islamic Jihad with...

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Amid Gaza violence, Trump says US supports Israel 100% in defending its citizens

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States supports Israel “100%” as it protects its people from an onslaught of rockets fire from Gaza.

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” Trump tweeted Sunday evening in his first remarks since the surge in...

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US anti-Semitism envoy: We may reconsider ties with countries deemed anti-Israel

The US may reconsider its relationships with countries it deems to be anti-Israel, the Trump administration’s envoy for anti-Semitism said in an interview published Sunday.

“The United States is willing to review its relationship with any country, and certainly anti-Semitism on the part of a country with whom we have relations is a deep concern,”...

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US sends reinforcements to Middle East, warns Iran of ‘unrelenting force’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration is deploying air and sea strike forces to the Middle East in response to what it described as “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran.

It’s not clear what Iranian escalations National Security Adviser John Bolton was referring to Sunday evening in a statement. Israel blames a...


NYU department votes to boycott school’s campus in Israel

NEW YORK (JTA) — New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis voted to boycott NYU’s own satellite campus in Tel Aviv.

The vote by department members pledging “non-cooperation” occurred Thursday. In a statement, the department said it is boycotting the campus because of Israel’s policy of barring entry to people who support...


Student government at Williams College rejects formation of pro-Israel group

(May 3, 2019 / JNS) The student government at Williams College has rejected a pro-Israel group from being formed on campus, reported the student newspaper on Wednesday.

The tally of the anonymous vote was 13 in favor and eight against with one abstention.

Apparently, it’s the first time in more than a decade that the College Council voted...

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Israel, U.S. issue $40m. call for energy collaborations

The Energy Ministry, Israel Innovation Authority and US Department of Energy have issued a $40 million call for proposals for the newly-established US-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology.

The joint energy center, managed by the BIRD Foundation, aims to promote the energy security and economic development of...

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Sens. Cruz, Kaine introduce resolution condemning ‘all forms’ of anti-Semitism

(May 3, 2019 / JNS) Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a resolution on Thursday condemning “all forms” of anti-Semitism to mark Yom Hashoah, or Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“Anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world and here in America,” said Cruz in a statement. “In just the last few weeks, we have seen it...


21-year-old Israeli-American killed in Ashdod rocket attack laid to rest

Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem late Sunday night to bury Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, who was killed earlier in the day after being struck by rocket shrapnel while running for cover in the coastal city of Ashdod.

Prezuazman, 21, was a dual American and Israeli citizen, according to Israel’s Consul General in New York, Dani Dayan.

“I don’t...

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Israel names four victims of weekend rocket attacks

The latest confrontation with Hamas in which almost 700 rockets were fired from the Gaza strip to Israeli territory claimed the lives of four Israeli citizens.

On Saturday night, Moshe Agadi, a father of four, was killed when a rocket struck his home in Ashkelon when he went out to smoke a cigarette. He was struck by shrapnel to his stomach and...


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2 more Israelis killed by Gaza fire; IDF assassinates Hamas moneyman

Terror groups in the Gaza Strip on Sunday intensified their attacks on Israel, killing two more people and injuring several others with large rocket barrages aimed at the country’s south, a number of longer-range projectiles fired toward central Israel, and one anti-tank guided missile strike on a car near the Gaza border.

From Saturday, some 600...


The Latest: Israel says Gaza civilians slain by Hamas rocket

The Israeli military says an errant Palestinian rocket that misfired — not an Israeli airstrike — caused the death of a pregnant Palestinian mother and her 14-month-old girl in the Gaza Strip.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus on Sunday disputed the Gaza Health Ministry's statement that an Israeli strike killed the Palestinian woman,...


‘Eva Stories’ on Instagram gets millions of views

Eva Stories, the Instagram project designed to raise awareness of the Holocaust, is making serious waves online, and bringing attention to the tale of one young girl in Hungary in 1944.

The project – an Instagram-stylized version of the story of the real-life Eva Heyman – went live on Wednesday, the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The...

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Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be ‘good starting point’

WASHINGTON - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday he hopes Israel will take a hard look at President Donald Trump's upcoming Middle East peace proposal before proceeding with any plan to annex West Bank settlements.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had vowed in the waning days of a re-election campaign he won on...


Wounded Poway Rabbi at White House: I Will Teach Others to Be ‘Mighty and Tall’

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein — who was wounded in last Saturday’s deadly shooting attack at synagogue near San Diego — spoke on Thursday at a National Day of Prayer event in Washington, DC.

“Just five days ago, Saturday morning, I faced evil and … darkness … right in our own house of worship, right at Chabad of Poway,” Goldstein said in the White...

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Hezbollah chief: IDF forces that enter Lebanon will be ‘destroyed on live TV’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed Thursday his Iran-backed terror group would “annihilate and destroy” the Israeli military if the latter entered Lebanon in a future war.

“Israel wants a war? Let it go to war. The Israeli units and brigades that dare to enter southern Lebanon will be annihilated and destroyed on live television before the...

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IDF: 56 soldiers died since last Memorial Day, bringing total to 23,741

The number of Israeli casualties of war stand at 23,741 as of May 2019, according to figures published by the Defense Ministry on Friday ahead of Memorial Day next week.

Since last Memorial Day, 96 new names were added to the roster of those who died defending the country since 1860. Fifty-six were IDF soldiers and police, and 40 were disabled...


High-tech study of ancient stone suggests new proof of King David’s dynasty

Since the early 1990s, scholars have pointed to a barely readable bit of text on a nearly 3,000-year-old stone as possibly the first extra-biblical historical proof of the Davidic Monarchy. The reading, based upon decades of educated guesses, is notable for what can’t be fully discerned in the Moabite script almost as much as what can.

A pair of...

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U.S. Ambassador Friedman at March of the Living: Antisemitism plagues mankind

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spoke at the March of the Living on Thursday afternoon in memory of the horrors of the Holocaust, stating that "antisemitism is not going to be eradicated or cured with slogans or easy steps."

"So, of course, we condemn all acts of antisemitism," Friedman stated before the march began. "We condemn all acts...