Monday, June 14, 2021


Blinken: ‘Hundreds’ of Sanctions To Remain, Even if Iran Returns To Nuclear-Deal Compliance

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Senate Appropriations Committee that “hundreds of sanctions will [likely] remain in place,” even if Iran returns to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“If they are not inconsistent with the JCPOA they will remain


Syria Reports Multiple Israeli Strikes in Center, North

(JNS) Israel struck targets in central and southern Syria this week, official Syrian media reported.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted a Syrian military source as saying the strikes were launched from Lebanese airspace at 11:36 p.m. on Tuesday night, June 8, and caused only material


Israel Receives First-Ever Seat on UN Economic and Social Council

(JNS) For the first time ever, Israel was elected to serve on the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

“An incredible achievement for Israel at the U.N. today being elected to ECOSOC! Thank you to the 154 states that voted for us & all our diplomats who made this happen,” Israeli


Erdan Tells: Hamas Used Gaza Media Tower to Jam Iron Dome System

(JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan met with senior leadership of the Associated Press in New York, where he told the media outlet that Hamas was using the Gaza media tower to jam Iron Dome batteries in Israel.

“The unit was developing an electronic


France to Open Parliamentary Inquiry Into Murder of Sarah Halimi

(Israel Hayom via JNS) France’s Union of Democrats and Independents political party announced that a parliamentary commission of inquiry would be established to investigate the murder of French Jewish citizen Sarah Halimi.

Halimi, a 65-year-old former kindergarten director, was beaten in her Paris flat


Faith: The Secret Gift

Like many in the non-profit sector, the pandemic threatened to crush the Jewish world. My involvement with the non-profit space spans over 25 years. During my first job out of college, I managed the information technology department of a fundraising organization. Subsequently I have been involved primarily in Jewish education and raising funds to maintain and grow


Lapid and Bennett Set to Lead

With less than an hour before the deadline of his mandate to form a government ends, head of the Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid announced to outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, that he has acquired enough signatures from party leaders to form a government.

The aforementioned government must


FBI Helps NYPD Address Increase in Anti-semitic Attacks in NYC

(JNS) The FBI is assisting the New York Police Department in combating the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes against Jews following the recent unrest, reported The Wall Street Journal.

The FBI said it held discussions and


Isaac Herzog Elected Israel’s 11th President

(Israel Hayom and JNS staff) The Knesset elected Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday, June 2. The vote was conducted in a special session during which Knesset members cast secret ballots for either Herzog or Israel Prize laureate Miriam


Gantz Heads to US to Discuss Progress on Iran Nuclear Deal, Regional Security

(JNS) At press time, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz was set to make a brief visit to the United States to meet with senior defense officials and discuss the Iranian nuclear talks, his office announced.

“Gantz will


Republican Senators Visit Israel, Pledge Unequivocal US Support

(JNS) Three Republican senators made their way to Israel this week to show solidarity with the Jewish state and hear from leaders about how the United States can best help in the wake of the recent conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.


New Mossad Chief Vows to Stop Iran’s ‘Dream’ of Nuclear Arms

(JNS) “Our security challenges are very great, and at the top of the list is Iran,” said incoming Mossad director David Barnea at his swearing-in ceremony.

“We need to say it loudly and clearly: Iran is working at this

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