Israel’s right wing has been eagerly awaiting Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House, hoping a Republican president will usher in a new era of support for Israeli settlement-building on land Palestinians want for a state.4
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Two years after the still mysterious death of AMIA Jewish Center bombing prosecutor Alberto Nisman the organizers of tributes to his memory appear hopeful that the circumstances of his death will be clarified. Tributes were held both in Argentina and Israel on Wednesday. “The is a glimmer of light at the…
(JTA) — A delegation of Orthodox rabbis from North America thanked Montana officials for their support of the Jewish community during a meeting in the state’s capitol. The rabbis presented Montana Gov. Steve Bullock with a copy of the Five Books of Moses, called a Chumash, and thanked him for defending the state’s Jewish residents….4
Israel is boosting spending on its navy to better protect offshore oil and gas deposits and secure a large maritime zone that abuts that of its neighbor and enemy, Lebanon.
Member of feminist prayer group Women of the Wall and their supporters were asked to submit to body searches at the Western Wall Jewish holy site on Thursday morning.7
Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel’s prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before.14
(JTA) — The Reform movement’s Religious Action Center has joined the list of liberal Jewish groups objecting to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. In a Tuesday statement commenting on Trump appointments, the center’s director, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, questioned whether Friedman has “the temperament or judgment to represent the United…15
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama said he conveyed to his successor Donald Trump that moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could be “explosive.” “Obviously it’s a volatile environment when sudden unilateral moves are made that speak to the core issues or sensitivities of either side. That can be explosive,” Obama said Wednesday at his…16
(JTA) — Two senators introduced a bill providing protection from lawsuits to state and local governments passing anti-BDS legislation. On Tuesday, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced the Combating BDS Act, which would increase legal protection for state and local governments that ban, limit or divest from companies “engaged in commerce-related or investment-related BDS…18
Outgoing U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro is leaving his diplomatic mansion in Herzliya but he’s not going home - instead, he and his family have rented a house in nearby Raanana to finish the school year.
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