Friday, March 31, 2023


Poll: Israelis Seek Compromise

A new survey by the Jewish People’s Policy Institute (JPPI) shows that a large majority of the public wants to see a compromise in the conflict over the judicial reforms. According to the survey, which was conducted during the weekend from March 24-26, 53% of the respondents (Israeli Jews) defined themselves as “opposed to the


Herzog Holds Judicial Reform Talks With Labor, Arab Parties

(JNS) Israeli President Isaac Herzog hosted a second day of talks at his residence in Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 29, meeting with representatives of non-coalition factions in an attempt to find a compromise regarding the government’s judicial reform plan.

The president called for the negotiations


Gallant’s Firing Yet to Be Finalized

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not yet finalized the firing of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and could roll back the move given simmering opposition to it within his coalition.

As of Tuesday morning, March 28, Netanyahu had not sent Gallant a required letter giving the defense


New Law Allows Israeli Hospitals To Ban Chametz During Passover

(JNS) The Knesset plenum on Tuesday, March 28 passed into law a bill to allow hospitals to ban chametz during Pesach.

Forty-eight Knesset members voted in favor and 43 voted against the proposal that is intended to reverse a Supreme Court ruling from April 2020 according to which hospitals could not


Knesset OKs First Reading Of 2023-24 State Budget

(JNS) The Knesset plenum on Tuesday, March 28 approved the first reading of the state budget for 2023 and 2024.

The $171 billion (NIS 611 billion) 2023 budget advanced in a 40-32 vote. The 2024 budget, at a proposed cost of some $184 billion (NIS 654 billion), passed the initial vote 41-32.


Tlaib Faces Backlash for Tweet With Wrong Accusation Against Israeli Police

(JNS) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) shared a tweet on March 26 purporting to show video of Israeli police attacking Palestinian teens in Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan, which started on the evening of March 22.

“This is the violent apartheid government of Israel. Don’t look away,” she


Robert Kraft and Brandeis University Team Up to Respond to Antisemitism

(JNS) The Robert Kraft Family-Brandeis Collaboration on Antisemitism, a multi-tiered effort aimed at combating hatred of Jews, debuted this month. It is a collaboration of the university in Waltham, Mass.; the Kraft family; and the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism.

Kraft, the billionaire CEO of the


Love for Israel From Generation to Generation

New Jersey lawyer honors father and supports the next generation of Israeli pioneers.

By Mara Fahl | March 30, 2023

For Michele Waldman-Wegodsky of Highland Park, the recent dedication at


Israel, US Clash on Law Repeal

Washington is “deeply troubled” by Jerusalem’s move to repeal the portion of a 2005 law that barred Jews from parts of northern Shomron.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed on Wednesday, March 22, the Knesset’s partial repeal of the “discriminatory and


Shin Bet Busts Palestinian Terror Cell Planning Attack in Jerusalem

(JNS) Israeli security forces have busted a Palestinian terrorist cell planning attacks in Jerusalem, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed.

According to the Shin Bet, the cell was based in Shomron and operated under the direction of terrorists in the Gaza Strip. It was uncovered in the past few


Israeli Forces Map Home of Terrorist Who Killed Yaniv Brothers in Huwara

(JNS) Israeli forces on Tuesday, March 21 mapped for possible demolition the Nablus home of the terrorist who shot and killed brothers Hallel Menachem and Yagel Yaakov Yaniv in nearby Huwara on Feb. 26.

The mapping operation involved the Israel Defense Forces, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Border


Israel Intercepts Hamas UAV Over Gaza Strip

(JNS) Israel on Wednesday, March 22 intercepted a Hamas drone over the Gaza Strip, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The military said that the unmanned aerial vehicle did not cross into Israeli territory and did not pose a threat to civilians living in communities along the border.

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